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03-02-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By ramzilla

Stems ..................................... uh...

Stems ..................................... uh huh.

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03-02-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,029
Posted By ramzilla

Those are pieces of crap that need to go into the...

Those are pieces of crap that need to go into the recycle bin. Be good. Have fun.
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By ramzilla

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By ramzilla

High end vintage Japanese bikes are equal or...

High end vintage Japanese bikes are equal or better than high end vintage Italian bikes. (Usually better). BUT..................................they're not as collectable, desirable or, expensive....
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By ramzilla

I apologize for my ignorance. I did not know. But...

I apologize for my ignorance. I did not know. But you are right. In the third picture above there's a "made in USA" sticker on the seat tube.
02-21-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 940
Posted By ramzilla

diesel fuel. cheap & good. make sure to use...

diesel fuel. cheap & good. make sure to use primary & secondary containment. wear nitrile gloves. eye protection. etc. etc. etc. ....................
02-21-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,450
Posted By ramzilla

Yeah. Why not just sit on the sofa and look at...

Yeah. Why not just sit on the sofa and look at it. No worries. It's all good. (Sorry.........You're not gaining any points here).
02-21-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 618
Posted By ramzilla

It's done. That's it. That's all. Done deal. Be...

It's done. That's it. That's all. Done deal. Be good. Have fun.
02-21-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 960
Posted By ramzilla

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02-21-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 580
Posted By ramzilla

The only question I have is this: Why do so many...

The only question I have is this: Why do so many old bikes that I bring home have missing seat posts? Who is taking these old seat posts? Why are they taking these seat posts? Why, why,...
02-21-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,919
Posted By ramzilla

Cheaper & easier, ...

Cheaper & easier,
...
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By ramzilla

Oh...

Oh well.............................................................................................

check out this old POS
...
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By ramzilla

That's a really tall drink of a frame. But, it's...

That's a really tall drink of a frame. But, it's Italian. And pretty. If you want to sell it fast go for about $150. If you're not in a hurry go for about $395. Be good. have fun.
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By ramzilla

The only gripe I've got about those old Schwinns...

The only gripe I've got about those old Schwinns is that pie plate chain guard that's stamped onto the chain rings. If the chain slips off the big ring & gets in between the rings and the guard...
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By ramzilla

$1,000,000.00 one million...

$1,000,000.00 one million bucks!
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By ramzilla

I'm a big advocate of vintage bikes. I believe...

I'm a big advocate of vintage bikes. I believe that bicycle technology reached it's "state of the art" around 1986. (Like a Stradivarius violin, string instruments haven't improved much over the last...
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By ramzilla

Yeah. Stuff like this usually prices out in $1k...

Yeah. Stuff like this usually prices out in $1k increments. I really don't have any idea. But I would guess around $1.5K.
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By ramzilla

So this poses a new question. The seller has...

So this poses a new question. The seller has indicated the rear dropouts are 126mm. I read that this means I have to buy a 6 speed groupset since the newer ones wont fit. I am looking at a old...
02-04-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,763
Posted By ramzilla

Steel bike...

Steel bike Gnomes....................................
02-04-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By ramzilla

here's a good inexpensive...

here's a good inexpensive replacement.............................

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02-04-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,908
Posted By ramzilla

That will buff right out. No worries. Just a very...

That will buff right out. No worries. Just a very light surface rust, Hargh....., hargh, ha ha garghhh..............ack, ack, ack, ack,...
Replies: 17
Views: 7,285
Posted By ramzilla

Late 1980's Japanese bikes...

Late 1980's Japanese bikes rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Replies: 17
Views: 7,285
Posted By ramzilla

I'm kinda wondering what this particular bike...

I'm kinda wondering what this particular bike looks like after about eight years since the OP. Whoever used to ride it must have had a long torso with that big long stem on that thing. And, Tange...
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By ramzilla

Nice looking junior size bike. 34 year old tires...

Nice looking junior size bike. 34 year old tires are dry rotted & brake pads are probably hard as a rock and, should be replaced before you sell it. Make it a safe bike to ride. The market for that...
01-27-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,916
Posted By ramzilla

randyjawa, I recently discovered a way to quickly...

randyjawa, I recently discovered a way to quickly paint bike frame tubes (but, not the lugs). Using this little foam "mini - roller" the paint goes on very smooth and leaves no brushstrokes, drips...
01-20-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,365
Posted By ramzilla

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01-20-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,365
Posted By ramzilla

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01-20-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,365
Posted By ramzilla

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01-20-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,206
Posted By ramzilla

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Replies: 22
Views: 1,295
Posted By ramzilla

When I was a 16 year old kid back in 1972 I...

When I was a 16 year old kid back in 1972 I bought a brand new Peugeot PX-10e by mail order for around $250 or so. It was amazing. Reynolds 531 stickers all over. Sew up tires. 21 pounds. I was...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,384
Posted By ramzilla

Man oh man. When the rust is coming up through...

Man oh man. When the rust is coming up through the paint like that it's time to take dramatic action. Complete disassembly. Rubber gloves, sandpaper, steel wool, rust remover, chemicals, new...
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By ramzilla

Falcon bikes were a cut above their Raleigh...

Falcon bikes were a cut above their Raleigh cousins. Most all of them were built with high quality Reynolds 531 tubesets, That's a nice one. The only ding I've got against it is the cottered crankset...
01-03-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,451
Posted By ramzilla

Bikes have a very steep depreciation curve. If...

Bikes have a very steep depreciation curve. If you don't have the necessary skills & abilities to do upgrades & repairs yourself then, just give up. Bike stores stay in business by selling new bikes....
01-03-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By ramzilla

I've been riding an old Technium 460 (that I...

I've been riding an old Technium 460 (that I bought used) for about 10 years. It's my daily exercise grocery getter all around bike. Probably put at least five or ten thousand miles on it. RIdes...
01-03-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By ramzilla

I bet if you took a magnet and checked it out,...

I bet if you took a magnet and checked it out, every part on that bike is steel. Heavy solid steel. Amazing. Should probably be hanging on the wall of a museum somewhere. Be good. Have fun.
01-03-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,107
Posted By ramzilla

I have a negative bias towards tan wall tires...

I have a negative bias towards tan wall tires because of the bad experiences I've had with those cheap ass Kenda K35 tan walls. So, I've been putting blackwall tires on everything for about the last...
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By ramzilla

For $320 it better have brand new rim tape,...

For $320 it better have brand new rim tape, tubes, tires, chain, brake pads, & handlebar wrap. ...................(I can't tell any of that from my view of this picture). Rack is nice. But, fenders...
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By ramzilla

Hard to tell how old it is. But, with the...

Hard to tell how old it is. But, with the threadless headset & brifters, flat blade spokes, high profile rims, & Ultegra drivetrain it looks less than 15 years old. (So, it's really not quite a...
Replies: 29
Views: 2,282
Posted By ramzilla

$400 is a reasonable price for all that. Be good....

$400 is a reasonable price for all that. Be good. Have fun.
01-01-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,290
Posted By ramzilla

Just go get a couple liters of diesel fuel and...

Just go get a couple liters of diesel fuel and fuhgetabowdit!
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By ramzilla

If it's just a frame, fork & bottom bracket then...

If it's just a frame, fork & bottom bracket then $100 would be reasonable. (It would go a lot quicker for $75).
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By ramzilla

Fuji Sports 10 were one of the earliest mass...

Fuji Sports 10 were one of the earliest mass produced Japanese bikes to arrive in the USA in the early 70's. They had remarkably lightweight & durable high tensile steel frames. Their only big...
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By ramzilla

From the looks of the forks, pedals, brakes &,...

From the looks of the forks, pedals, brakes &, cottered crankset that's probably early 70's (or older maybe 60's) vintage. It looks like it's in pretty good shape & almost complete except for the...
12-22-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 695
Posted By ramzilla

Trek 520 I converted to upright handlebar hybrid...

Trek 520 I converted to upright handlebar hybrid style. After ten years, my older brother still using it to get groceries & go all around town.
...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,534
Posted By ramzilla

I had a 1980's something Fuji Del Rey with the...

I had a 1980's something Fuji Del Rey with the exact same bend in the frame. It was a bomb proof bike that I used to loan out & I think Julian hit something and never told me. I refurbished the bike...
12-20-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,476
Posted By ramzilla

I'm a big cheapskate. Got to get the biggest bang...

I'm a big cheapskate. Got to get the biggest bang for my buck. I can usually find a good price on one of these two. Panaracer Paselas are very fast rolling tires.

25mm Panaracer Pasela black wall...
12-19-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,285
Posted By ramzilla

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12-19-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,212
Posted By ramzilla

ISHIWATA................. ...

ISHIWATA.................

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12-19-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,383
Posted By ramzilla

Diesel rules!

Diesel rules!
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By ramzilla

That's an old "Made in Japan" Valite frame Fuji....

That's an old "Made in Japan" Valite frame Fuji. Ishiwata frame. Suntour drivetrain. Some of the finest bikes ever produced on planet Earth. (Japan was into copying the expensive Italian bikes back...
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