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Posted By ramzilla

Neat bike. I would have to weigh that with my...

Neat bike. I would have to weigh that with my luggage scale to make sure it's a nice lightweight 22 lb bike. Probably worth somewhere around $300.
11-15-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 864
Posted By ramzilla

OP picture looks like a EPA toxic waste...

OP picture looks like a EPA toxic waste dump!!!!!!!
11-15-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By ramzilla

That's a very interesting question. I just...

That's a very interesting question. I just refurbished it as is with no mods. So....................., I really never measured it until you asked. And, you're correct. It's a 58cm frame....
11-15-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By ramzilla

And the work continues................. ...

And the work continues.................

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11-15-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By ramzilla

Reassembly proceeds in the opposite of...

Reassembly proceeds in the opposite of disassembly.
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11-15-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By ramzilla

Another day, another Ironman

With all the cool wet weather it's time to work in the shop again............................

Bare frame is polished & all the parts are all cleaned up.
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Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By ramzilla

Yeah. Like, what's up with that? Maybe I don't...

Yeah. Like, what's up with that? Maybe I don't know as much about the internet as I thought I did. Hmmmmmmmmm...........................................................
...
11-15-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By ramzilla

I space my hooks at 12" intervals and hang bikes...

I space my hooks at 12" intervals and hang bikes head to toe. (Sorry about poor picture quality. It's pretty dark down there)....
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By ramzilla

At least you could raise that seat post a couple...

At least you could raise that seat post a couple inches. Absolutely unbelievable. Sweet dreams OutnBack.
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By ramzilla

I think that ebay supports higher prices. So,...

I think that ebay supports higher prices. So, with the right presentation $375 could be possible. But, you would be really lucky to get $200 for that on CL. And, asking $500 on CL is absolutely...
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By ramzilla

Clean it with soap and water and a sponge. After...

Clean it with soap and water and a sponge. After it dries, spray furniture polish on it and shine it up. Use Qtips to clean small spots.
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Views: 645
Posted By ramzilla

Put it on ebay & ask $375. There has to be...

Put it on ebay & ask $375. There has to be somebody somewhere that's sentimental about that bike. And, don't listen to elite bike snobs that want to label it lower end. They're idiots. It's...
11-07-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,654
Posted By ramzilla

The best rust dissolving penetrating oil is...

The best rust dissolving penetrating oil is diesel fuel. Put some in a dropper bottle like this:
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11-07-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 899
Posted By ramzilla

Heck, you gotta sell coffee to pay the bills...

Heck, you gotta sell coffee to pay the bills cause nobody is buying vintage bikes.
11-07-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,071
Posted By ramzilla

Put some of this on it: ...

Put some of this on it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neatsfoot_oil
11-07-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By ramzilla

It sounds like you're built like me. A wrestlers...

It sounds like you're built like me. A wrestlers build. This bike would fit you perfectly:
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Views: 261
Posted By ramzilla

Here's one for sale in Fernandina Beach FL that's...

Here's one for sale in Fernandina Beach FL that's super duper:

https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/bik/d/fernandina-beach-lotus-excelle/7002806199.html
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By ramzilla

My step 1 is to wash the bike with a soft sponge...

My step 1 is to wash the bike with a soft sponge with soap and water. After it dries, step 2 is car wax. I like plain old cheap Turtlewax in the green tin. (You can pay more for polish but, Turtlewax...
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Views: 236
Posted By ramzilla

It's so beautiful. And, such a petite frame. Wow....

It's so beautiful. And, such a petite frame. Wow. I would love to get that bike in my garage. About 1/2 of my customers are female. And that bike is a good fit for smaller riders. That's a $295 bike...
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Views: 528
Posted By ramzilla

Polish the frame before you put it all back...

Polish the frame before you put it all back together, Be good. Have fun.
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By ramzilla

An 84 Excelle is a nice bike. It probably has a...

An 84 Excelle is a nice bike. It probably has a Cro Moly frame with a Tange 900 stamp on it. And, a light action Shimano 6 speed drivetrain with Araya alloy wheels. A wonderful riding bicycle that...
11-01-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,654
Posted By ramzilla

Watch out for 6 speed Uniglide drivetrains. They...

Watch out for 6 speed Uniglide drivetrains. They really don't make any replacement parts anymore and, once you start upgrading it never stops.
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Views: 528
Posted By ramzilla

Welcome to the forum pureskillz. You did good.

Welcome to the forum pureskillz. You did good.
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By ramzilla

It's rare to see these little stashes of old...

It's rare to see these little stashes of old bikes. But, I know there are plenty more of them around somewhere. Interest in racing style bikes began to dry up in the late 80's when the mountain bike...
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Views: 422
Posted By ramzilla

Centurion Ironman Treasure Trove

Was just checking out Ironman prices on ebay when I saw this. Check it out:
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10-28-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By ramzilla

I can't tell any difference between hubs. Can't...

I can't tell any difference between hubs. Can't tell much difference in rims either. I can definitely tell the difference between lighter vs. heavier wheels & tires. And, the easiest thing to notice...
10-28-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By ramzilla

Congratulations. You have one of the rare Sears...

Congratulations. You have one of the rare Sears 10 speeds that was actually a decent bike. That's really amazing. (Almost like finding a unicorn). (Most Sears 10 speeds are absolute rubbish). I'm...
10-27-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Omg
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Posted By ramzilla

And......................................it's...

And......................................it's gone!
10-26-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Omg
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Posted By ramzilla

I'm in town for a week. I might just have to go...

I'm in town for a week. I might just have to go check this out. (I guess this means the vintage bike market is starting to bottom out).
10-26-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Omg
Views: 578
Posted By ramzilla

Omg

WOW

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/bik/d/atlanta-84-torpado-large/7003560047.html
10-24-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By ramzilla

I've got at least 1/2 a dozen last bikes out in...

I've got at least 1/2 a dozen last bikes out in the garage right now. They are all for sale. Whenever I get rid of one another one magically shows up.
10-24-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 801
Posted By ramzilla

Lighweight steel lugged frame. Downtube shifters....

Lighweight steel lugged frame. Downtube shifters. Skinny tires. Woo hoo...................
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Views: 2,557
Posted By ramzilla

I think one of the really big problems with...

I think one of the really big problems with selling vintage bikes is the competition from brand new cheap bikes from China. Just check this out:
...
10-23-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,117
Posted By ramzilla

I've always had a lot of fun with all the bikes...

I've always had a lot of fun with all the bikes I've bought. The worse thing I ever bought that had wheels on it was a 1968 Mustang fastback with a Cobra Kit V8 engine that produced about 375HP. The...
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Views: 2,557
Posted By ramzilla

It's a hobby for me and, I don't think that I...

It's a hobby for me and, I don't think that I really break even on anything I sell. The only time I've even remotely made a profit is when I've picked up a really dirty bike with years of residue on...
10-23-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By ramzilla

Big square plastic bins for my vintage bike tear...

Big square plastic bins for my vintage bike tear downs. I used to get cheap kitty litter trays at Wallyworld. But, lately they don't seem to have the ones with neat square edges like they used to. I...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,034
Posted By ramzilla

Dang, that is one big boy bike. If you're well...

Dang, that is one big boy bike. If you're well over 6' 3" that's your size. With old bikes like this the price usually depends on the condition of basic consumable parts. Tires, chain, cables, etc....
10-23-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 734
Posted By ramzilla

The easiest thing to do is keep the housings and...

The easiest thing to do is keep the housings and replace the cables. You can shoot some WD40 down the housings to clean them out first and make the new cables work better.
10-22-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 683
Posted By ramzilla

I've got an 1988 Centurion LeMans with the Exage...

I've got an 1988 Centurion LeMans with the Exage groupset on it. The rear cog set was a 6 speed Shimano Uniglide type. I swapped out the 6 speed Uniglide freehub with a 7 speed Hyperglide freehub &...
10-22-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By ramzilla

Falcon was known for producing good quality...

Falcon was known for producing good quality bicycles for the buyer that wanted something a little better than an ordinary Raleigh. I wouldn't disrespect this bike just because it's their entry level...
10-20-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By ramzilla

I'm very sorry about the loss of your father. He...

I'm very sorry about the loss of your father. He must have been a beautiful tall fellow to ride that big bike. It's a valuable item. I would consider cleaning it up & restoring it. Keep it as long as...
10-20-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By ramzilla

Please. Set that bike free. Ditch the drop bars...

Please. Set that bike free. Ditch the drop bars and, convert it to upright handlebars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2,557
Posted By ramzilla

Flippin bikes ain't as easy as it was 9 years...

Flippin bikes ain't as easy as it was 9 years ago. My really good stuff sits on Craigslist & Facebook for months before anybody shows up and actually buys it. But the good news is, I'm starting to...
10-17-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,188
Posted By ramzilla

You know, real men don't ride fancy little...

You know, real men don't ride fancy little crybaby Italyeeni bikes. The Duke (John Wayne) drank beer all night and ate the cans for breakfast. Then he got on his Huffy Space Ranger bike and rode to...
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By ramzilla

Murray history:...

Murray history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray_(bicycle_company)

It sounds like anything really desirable made by Murray would have been built from the 1940's through the 1960's. After that,...
10-17-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,188
Posted By ramzilla

According to my 63 year old memory, Colnago has...

According to my 63 year old memory, Colnago has produced affordable Shimano equipped bicycles since the early 80's. It's probably the main reason they're still in business. Back then you could...
10-17-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By ramzilla

That's awesome. Thanks!

That's awesome. Thanks!
10-16-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By ramzilla

Hate to sound like a broken record on this forum....

Hate to sound like a broken record on this forum. But, whenever I see turkey levers I automatically see a bike that should have come equipped with upright handlebars to begin with. I look for these...
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By ramzilla

NOS with all the bits and pieces included in the...

NOS with all the bits and pieces included in the box. Nice. Value depends on the buyer. You should be able to get $35 easily. Maybe more.
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By ramzilla

Donate it to Goodwill.

Donate it to Goodwill.
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