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06-30-20, 12:06 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

Yep, that's the one, listed as vintage Italian...

Yep, that's the one, listed as vintage Italian titanium bike. With "Titanium" and "$250" in the ad title, it probably wasn't ever going to last long enough for me to get to it. I didn't mean to come...
06-30-20, 09:01 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

Yes, I don't post the ones I contact. Someone...

Yes, I don't post the ones I contact. Someone else spotted the Teledyne Titan and posted in this thread, and jeirvine beat me to the two sets of Compass Grand Bois tires offered for beer, but...
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Views: 334
Posted By rocks in head

As you don't have the other original components,...

As you don't have the other original components, clean up and sell the Dura Ace calipers separately, get between $20 and $40 for them, they look in pretty good shape (prices vary, one set on eBay...
06-29-20, 12:30 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

He's still got a bunch of ads up: search Fat Tire...

He's still got a bunch of ads up: search Fat Tire Beer on Washington DC bike parts
06-29-20, 11:54 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

Figures it was another Bike Forum member who got...

Figures it was another Bike Forum member who got these. I asked about them, but you'd already gotten them. He had a 27" Stay-True aluminum wheelset he'd advertised with a similar ad, and I brought a...
06-29-20, 10:13 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

Here's a nice old Sequoia. $800 is up there, but...

Here's a nice old Sequoia. $800 is up there, but it has nice extras too - Blackburn racks, Phil rear hub, XT + bar ends....
06-29-20, 07:13 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

Thumpism's bikes are too small. Here's a 63cm KTM...

Thumpism's bikes are too small. Here's a 63cm KTM for $65 that needs... thorough service, new consumables and a new Turbo.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/274239487342484...
06-26-20, 02:42 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

Had an appointment to go see that this...

Had an appointment to go see that this afternoon... but seller must have taken the first person who could throw money at them. Mixed feelings about missing that one.
06-26-20, 02:40 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

Someone's selling a Land Shark ...

Someone's selling a Land Shark
https://images.craigslist.org/00v0v_acddlh54id8_0CI0pK_1200x900.jpg
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/bik/d/alexandria-land-shark-campy-groupset/7148550232.html
06-26-20, 02:29 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

Ditto. "Servizio Corse" Pretty decent, especially...

Ditto. "Servizio Corse" Pretty decent, especially if you're only riding them occasionally and aren't willing to shell out for the top notch ones. Otherwise, I've heard good things about Tufo, and...
06-25-20, 03:24 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

Neat. I gave away a set of these just last month....

Neat. I gave away a set of these just last month.
edit: like the OP, mine also came off of a 1984 Team Fuji. The other 1984 Team Fuji I got in that deal had the Profile bullhorn/aero combo that...
06-25-20, 03:13 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

This has been super helpful for ID'ing a bike I'm...

This has been super helpful for ID'ing a bike I'm (fingers crossed) going to look at tomorrow. Ad is for am "Italian made" titanium bike which I am assuming means it has at least one Campagnolo...
06-25-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By rocks in head

It was a one-step crystal clear automotive...

It was a one-step crystal clear automotive topcoat, I forget the brand. Acrylic.
06-24-20, 05:28 PM
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Views: 875
Posted By rocks in head

polymorphself turns out 80% of the chrome on...

polymorphself turns out 80% of the chrome on these forks is gone, did the best I could and put a clear coat over bare steel....
06-24-20, 09:56 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

Here's a Schwinn Sierra with bullmoose bars in DC...

Here's a Schwinn Sierra with bullmoose bars in DC area. $135. Won't last long....
06-23-20, 08:03 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

This was a super helpful thread. I now have a...

This was a super helpful thread. I now have a seatpost of the right size and a new binder bolt coming for my '73 Super Course restoration. The seat tube was pinched and out of round, which I will...
06-21-20, 08:28 PM
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Views: 875
Posted By rocks in head

Thanks all for spoon feeding me all the...

Thanks all for spoon feeding me all the information I need, I like reading through people's posts about similar bikes, but it'd certainly miss things without all the input, and most people don't go...
06-21-20, 07:22 AM
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Views: 875
Posted By rocks in head

*No photo updates, but I stripped it down,...

*No photo updates, but I stripped it down, treated rust, and am in the process of cleaning up all the parts. The headset was loose ball bearings and zero grease... so of course *ping *ping *ping the...
06-16-20, 08:12 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

Since I posted last I have acquired another (most...

Since I posted last I have acquired another (most likely Fred Kelley built) Alpine frame (free, it has stuck seatpost and rust issues) and something I'm really excited about - a Crescent. Here's a...
06-15-20, 06:58 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

1974 Super Course - new project

1973 Super Course, as pointed out below. Seller said it was 1973 or 74, so I picked one and went with it, but don't see a way to edit title.
Projects keep rolling in faster than I can keep up with!...
06-04-20, 08:25 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

Darn. Seconds!

Darn. Seconds!
06-03-20, 03:31 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20180719_221521213_ccaedee8b5df5afd55d039169473c401dc76bdef.jpg...
05-31-20, 10:22 PM
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Views: 1,553
Posted By rocks in head

Nothing wrong with that saddle. Apply a coating...

Nothing wrong with that saddle. Apply a coating of Brooks proofide and ride it. Neat bike, awesome paint job. I hope you have many happy miles on it
05-26-20, 09:15 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

Here's a rear derailleur, chain, and large cog...

Here's a rear derailleur, chain, and large cog from a mid '90's kids mtb that my dad and I installed on the oiler servicing the Nasal 3B powerhammer in his blacksmith shop. ...
05-24-20, 06:04 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

Miele

Miele with nice components for $150
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/280520293351136/
05-22-20, 07:18 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

​​​​​​ Thanks for the tip on trophy engraving!...

​​​​​​ Thanks for the tip on trophy engraving! The photo is of the chainring on my Alpine, built by Fred Kelly. I'm not sure who built my new Alpine project frame, but it shares a lot of hallmarks...
05-21-20, 07:37 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

Nice looking Basso in my size in the DC area....

Nice looking Basso in my size in the DC area. $325 is a deal. Gives you more money for a replacement seat...
05-21-20, 07:51 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

WTB Alpine panto chainring

This is a long shot, but I'm looking for the large chainring with "Alpine" pantograph, like this one:...
05-19-20, 12:57 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

I love the colors, especially that seat, and/or...

I love the colors, especially that seat, and/or everything about that bike! Except the location. Plus, I need negative more bikes, I'm only buying parts to complete projects.
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Posted By rocks in head

SurferRosa I believe so? I know it's not NR or...

SurferRosa I believe so? I know it's not NR or Chorus, and it appears to match the ebay listings for Super Record seatposts.
Here it is stuck in the seat tube before extraction. It didn't escape...
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Posted By rocks in head

Thanks all, FYI, since this is the evaluation...

Thanks all,
FYI, since this is the evaluation forum, this went on CL for $500 and sold for $440 in under 24 hours.
There wasn't a *lot* of interest but it wasn't up long. This will make the...
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Views: 1,960
Posted By rocks in head

Finished!

I'm going to take the prerogative to revive a dead thread... since I've revived a long slumbering project and finally pushed through to a spot where I'm "finished". It's still far from perfect, but...
05-16-20, 06:50 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

Unfortunately, no, it looks like this is a case...

Unfortunately, no, it looks like this is a case of the brake bridge rusting away, and possibly even failing catastrophically during braking (!) The top tube cable guides are also rusted away.... this...
05-13-20, 07:00 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

I saw a posting on Craigslist for a "variety of...

I saw a posting on Craigslist for a "variety of bike frames"... and


I offered $10, seller countered by saying "sure make a donation to your favorite charity", and I upped the donation to $25 to...
05-13-20, 06:48 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

I just touched up my red Guerciotti SL with a...

I just touched up my red Guerciotti SL with a mixture of Testors and orange spray paint. Should have gone heavier on the orange, as it went on nicely matched but dried too cherry. The paint on these...
05-12-20, 06:47 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

Hmmm.... Very interesting.

Hmmm.... Very interesting.
05-07-20, 08:07 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/23681570...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/236815707542605...
05-07-20, 07:49 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

Pics (or better, video) or it didn't happen! ...

Pics (or better, video) or it didn't happen!
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No video, dad's in the process of replacing the motor starter on this beast, so it's inop at the moment. I thought we'd used the rear...
05-05-20, 03:15 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

You need one? I ordered one off fleabay, then...

You need one? I ordered one off fleabay, then happened to get one in a box full o' parts...
05-04-20, 12:23 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

I had a lot of fun mountain biking with the boy...

I had a lot of fun mountain biking with the boy scouts when I was a kid, a few trail rides and one very memorable trip to Moab where I did the warm-up loop twice, got separated from everyone, and did...
05-01-20, 09:48 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

Huh. same seller? also has a lot of 5 early...

Huh. same seller? also has a lot of 5 early cruisers for $200
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/bik/d/alexandria-5-vintage-project-bikes/7113653421.html...
05-01-20, 09:38 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/bik/d/alex...

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/bik/d/alexandria-1987-schwinn-voyageur/7113425500.html
Basket Case Schwinn... but it ticks a lot of boxes. Too bad it's not a bit bigger. $80 seems nice......
05-01-20, 09:29 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

1988 High Sierra. That's a lot of yellow. The...

1988 High Sierra. That's a lot of yellow. The last few bikes I've posted have had questionable forks. Keeping the theme? or is it supposed to look like that?...
04-30-20, 11:36 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

There's already a bunch of these in here, but...

There's already a bunch of these in here, but here's mine:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_20200422_182058612_b13666542e5b41a69dc92fd30d245e71b64a2df8.jpg...
04-28-20, 07:45 AM
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Posted By rocks in head

I could never get the Yellow Jersey cleat slot to...

I could never get the Yellow Jersey cleat slot to slip in nicely to the ridge on the Nuovo Record pedals. I solved the issue by posting WTB here and purchased a set of Sidi shoes with a two bolt...
04-27-20, 09:27 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

Touch up paint went on today... wet it was a...

Touch up paint went on today... wet it was a REALLY good match... of course, I'd mixed a lot of orange and some fire engine red, and didn't want the paint to dry out, so I proceeded while the first...
04-27-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By rocks in head

I also have the racktime trunkit bag on a...

I also have the racktime trunkit bag on a racktime rack. The fold-down panniers are nice to have in a pinch, but they're seriously lacking in capacity. Laptop won't fit, shoes won't fit, so it's...
04-27-20, 03:29 PM
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Views: 1,241
Posted By rocks in head

I think it fits nicely on a vintage TIG'd frame...

I think it fits nicely on a vintage TIG'd frame like my '91 Diamondback Expert TG... Maybe a Centurion? Doesn't narrow options much. ...
04-26-20, 09:04 PM
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Posted By rocks in head

In DC there's a Facebook group called DC Used...

In DC there's a Facebook group called DC Used Bicycle Marketplace. This was posted today:
...
04-26-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6,524
Views: 587,564
Posted By rocks in head

Not exactly in the mail, but I had a fortune...

Not exactly in the mail, but I had a fortune delivered the other day:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/734x183/fortune_647652bed6409d66c511bf9f0025082bb0da52b7.jpg
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