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09-16-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Needle nosed pliers work fine for that nut. ...

Needle nosed pliers work fine for that nut.

I have several of those Suntour GT RDs, so I finally sprung for one of the Suntour tools.

This guy apparently has a stock of NOS Suntour stuff and...
09-14-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 813
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I wouldn't make this more complicated than it...

I wouldn't make this more complicated than it needs to be,

Check the wheel alignment, to make sure that's not it.

Take apart and clean the calipers.

Inspect the plastic bushings, get...
09-12-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 813
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Not the Pro Tour. They plates slide onto the...

Not the Pro Tour. They plates slide onto the posts. One side of the post and corresponding plate is flat to keep them from turning. The front fork from my bike.
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09-12-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 813
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Each side has separate springs. On my 1979...

Each side has separate springs.

On my 1979 Pro Tour, the calipers were binding on the post/plastic bushing combination. I ended up taking them all off and sanded down the inside hole of the...
08-30-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 805
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I've been using VAR tire levers for around forty...

I've been using VAR tire levers for around forty years. Took about 35 years to break one; bought another set (they're blue now).
...
08-22-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 651
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Those clamps are a pain in the neck. Seems like...

Those clamps are a pain in the neck. Seems like solution in search of a problem engineering.
08-22-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 651
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

It's actual JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard)...

It's actual JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) +2. An American Phillips screwdriver can strip out the center of the screw, as seen here.

I've got one of these....
08-19-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,727
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

My 1984 Trek 760 is a great rider. ...

My 1984 Trek 760 is a great rider.


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08-01-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

That would have been the first Madison Square...

That would have been the first Madison Square Garden at 26th St. and Madison Ave.
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07-30-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 825
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

That metal extension ladder has been used exactly...

That metal extension ladder has been used exactly once in the last 30 or so years. There's another ladder on the opposite wall of the garage, hanging no hooks.

It's not really noticeable in the...
07-29-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 825
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

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07-29-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 825
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

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07-27-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,238
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Get a Zefal pump peg...

Get a Zefal pump peg (http://www.zefal.com/en/pumps/261-pump-pegs-xxl-.html) for the top tube and clamps to hold a water bottle on the seat tube (DMR clamp...
07-15-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Motobecane serial numbers are all over the place....

Motobecane serial numbers are all over the place. There's a thread on here about them.

Re: seat post, both my former 76 and current 78 Super Mirages came with 25.4mm seat posts. If you pull yours,...
07-14-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

That's either a 76 or 77. I had a 76 in the same...

That's either a 76 or 77. I had a 76 in the same color, originally came with 27" clinchers. 76/77 had the top tube cable guides at the five o'clock position, like yours, After that they went to the...
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Super Mirages are very common out there. Price...

Super Mirages are very common out there. Price seems high.

This one looks like late 70s. I have a 78 I picked up for $75 in NYC, for errand schlepping duties.
07-03-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 209,389
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Maybe if Nicole had been on her bike, she could...

Maybe if Nicole had been on her bike, she could have eluded OJ!
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06-23-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 279,063
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

If I'm not mistaken, that spring is the same one...

If I'm not mistaken, that spring is the same one on the VGT Luxe rear derailleur (maybe others). If you've got a banged-up one of those in the box of crap, you might be able to cannibalize it.
06-23-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 279,063
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

If you can't find the SR, it's here, hanging like...

If you can't find the SR, it's here, hanging like a bat above the workbench with some other orphan chainrings.
06-23-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 279,063
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Did you mean 86 BCD on that? If so, I have a...

Did you mean 86 BCD on that?

If so, I have a 47 tooth Stronglight chainring.
06-20-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 209,389
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Cassius Clay ...

Cassius Clay

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Muhammad Ali
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06-09-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 279,063
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Possible 5600 sighting....

Possible 5600 sighting. https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Vintage-Suntour-Rear-Derailleurs-AG-Alpine-Gear-1980s-Good-cond-parts/303386950832?hash=item46a3457cb0:g:tgwAAOSwS89d5KLK
06-08-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,757
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

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$0 - Crap on hand -- 2 pieces of scrap wood, an old socket, a nut, a piece of...
05-27-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 279,063
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I've got two of those Lezyne cages in purple. I...

I've got two of those Lezyne cages in purple. I got them for a purple Trek 760, but they didn't quite match, so I went with silver.

Anyway, they're off the package cardboard, but unused. PM me if...
05-26-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 209,389
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Former Congressman Ron Paul and current Senator...

Former Congressman Ron Paul and current Senator Rand Paul.

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05-21-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,239
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Speaking of empty boxes, there are tens of...

Speaking of empty boxes, there are tens of thousands of empty products boxes, wrappers, etc. on eBay. I've seen plenty of cycling related ones that used to hold Campy, Suntour, Shimano, etc....
05-21-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,239
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

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05-21-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,287
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

G Petersen J. Peterman Things that make...

G Petersen

J. Peterman

Things that make you go hmmm.
05-20-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,863
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

The DMR clamps are at the prior link and other...

The DMR clamps are at the prior link and other vendors (Google), primarily UK vendors.

The cages are Lezyne Power Water Bottle Cages. I got those at REI a few years ago. Around $10 each. They're...
05-17-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 799
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I was waiting to see this frame show up here. My...

I was waiting to see this frame show up here. My resistance was weakening and I was glad when someone else grabbed it.
05-14-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,003
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Does this qualify as a classic and vintage thread?

Does this qualify as a classic and vintage thread?
05-14-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Minoura makes two cage holders that sit the...

Minoura makes two cage holders that sit the bottle centered on the stem.

Here's the cage holder Top506 posted

Minoura Japan ? BH-60 (http://www.minoura.jp/english/accessory-e/bh60-e.html)

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05-12-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,878
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

For years, I've been in the habit of putting a...

For years, I've been in the habit of putting a business card inside the seat post and bottom bracket shell as an additional means of proof of ownership. I can see someone calling the number that used...
05-09-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Motobecane serial numbers seem to be all over the...

Motobecane serial numbers seem to be all over the place.

Once upon an attempt to figure them out: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/893741-motobecane-serial-number-database.html
05-05-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,222
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Given the similarity of the road and bicycle...

Given the similarity of the road and bicycle posing, I'm guessing this bike on eBay is from the same guy who had the bike in the original post. Note the same fence line in the left of the picture....
05-02-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I'll second making sure the inside of the seat...

I'll second making sure the inside of the seat post is clean. A few years ago I got a '84 Trek 760. The grease in the seat tube was like fossilized concrete and and initially made removal and...
04-21-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Presumably this one, recently sold on eBay? ...

Presumably this one, recently sold on eBay?
...
04-21-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

There's probably a key number on the bottom of...

There's probably a key number on the bottom of the lock. There are some keys being sold on eBay (mainly in Europe). Needle in a haystack shot though.

From the above eBay listing
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04-21-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

https://www.ebay.com/itm/x2-Italian-Flag-Handlebar...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/x2-Italian-Flag-Handlebar-Finishing-Tape-Italy-Italia-Retro-Fixie-Racer-LEroica-/231485702198
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04-21-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

https://www.ebay.com/itm/112335966239 ...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/112335966239

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04-18-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Pic assist ...

Pic assist


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04-13-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Leave it be, unless the paint job gets totally...

Leave it be, unless the paint job gets totally wrecked at some point. It's a great color and the pin striping is really nice.

I built-up a 79 frame I obtained, which had a fair share of chips and...
04-05-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I got rid of one of those Quintana Roo westsuits...

I got rid of one of those Quintana Roo westsuits about two years ago. Hadn't worn it in a long time.

I had no idea neoprene could shrink like that . . .
03-24-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,035
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Who knew?! ...

Who knew?!

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03-23-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,035
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Fun Fact: If your run out of TP, you can take...

Fun Fact: If your run out of TP, you can take care of business on the lawn or an old piece of carpet . . .
...
03-21-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,445
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

It's a tie between the 79 Centurion Pro Tour and...

It's a tie between the 79 Centurion Pro Tour and the 84 Trek 760


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03-20-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,035
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

PSA: Reminder, cats are a-holes. ...

PSA: Reminder, cats are a-holes.


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03-17-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,035
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

There are growing reports of TP looting going on....

There are growing reports of TP looting going on.

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03-15-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,035
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

You could always go really classic and vintage by...

You could always go really classic and vintage by using an xylospongium, which was the communal poop stick used in ancient Rome.

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03-15-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,035
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Worst comes to worst, you can get it from someone...

Worst comes to worst, you can get it from someone off Craigslist.


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