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01-17-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 226
Posted By ryansu

Here is the $20 one I got on CL , I fixed the...

Here is the $20 one I got on CL , I fixed the front flat and have restored 18 of 21 speeds just need to do a session with the RD to get all 21 back but its better than the 6 working gears it had when...
01-17-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 401
Posted By ryansu

It only took me a decade to figure out 54cm was...

It only took me a decade to figure out 54cm was too small! :lol: I ride a 58cm in C&V and have about 5 bikes now that keep me busy plus a few projects, I do occasionally look for old Cannondales...
01-17-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 401
Posted By ryansu

That looks super clean, if it fits and you like...

That looks super clean, if it fits and you like the ride then paying a premium isn't a big deal IMHO I usually buy a ratty version but then fork out for tires chain bar wrap etc not to mention my...
01-13-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 199
Posted By ryansu

I had one briefly that I got for free and turned...

I had one briefly that I got for free and turned into a single speed back in about 2006 as I understood it from my LBS Azuki built entry level bikes during the bike boom, for $10 its tough to go...
01-13-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 688
Posted By ryansu

Nope Panaracer Ribmos that I really wanted to use...

Nope Panaracer Ribmos that I really wanted to use were tall enough in the 28c version that the top of the tire scraped the bottom of the brake arm so it was no go for me
...
01-13-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 688
Posted By ryansu

I have an 89 Allez and 28s were too tall for it...

I have an 89 Allez and 28s were too tall for it so I have some 25s waiting for the rebuild, nice score for $70 OP you might check here ...
01-13-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8,092
Views: 732,490
Posted By ryansu

I have had good luck with paint cleaner (rubbing...

I have had good luck with paint cleaner (rubbing compound) followed up with a nice car wax for bringing faded paint back to life of course I don't mind a bit of patina. Nice score for $30!
01-13-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,461
Posted By ryansu

I use my vintage inspired Handsome devil as the...

I use my vintage inspired Handsome devil as the grocery getter. Rear rack with easily detachable Axiom panniers that are grocery bag sized. Mostly that means farmers market runs but it works for...
01-12-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,770
Posted By ryansu

I have a few in the stable that could be my all...

I have a few in the stable that could be my all rounder but I have had an itch for the past few months to find a steel early 90s hybrid, preferably lugged, so far I am only finding bikes that are too...
01-12-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,872
Posted By ryansu

Um dude PICTURES!

Um dude PICTURES!
01-12-20, 03:30 PM
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Posted By ryansu

Tall Trek 460 ...

Tall Trek 460 (https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-1985-trek-460-series-road-bike/7052189687.html)on Seattle CL
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01-12-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5,785
Views: 484,096
Posted By ryansu

Grandpa had some 40s era AC tractors on his...

Grandpa had some 40s era AC tractors on his ranch, always loved those things when I would visit as a kid so much I did a bit of nostalgia shopping last year
...
01-12-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,272
Posted By ryansu

Sprung Brooks ...

Sprung Brooks

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01-12-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 520
Posted By ryansu

Measure twice or thrice and drill once worse case...

Measure twice or thrice and drill once worse case scenario you've ruined a fender but that is unlikely. You have done a great job on this build don't fear the fender :D If you have a co-op near by...
01-11-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By ryansu

Love my Ultrasonic cleaner

Love my Ultrasonic cleaner
01-10-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By ryansu

Like so... ...

Like so...

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1987 Cresta GT
01-10-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By ryansu

There are more 27" tires out there than you might...

There are more 27" tires out there than you might think, we can debate if the selection of top tier tires ala Compass type tires is exhaustive but there is a whole thread ...
01-10-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 505
Posted By ryansu

One thing to consider is a old school mountain...

One thing to consider is a old school mountain bike - Steel, no suspension, rigid fork- if you swap it over to city tires like say the Schwable Jet City...
01-09-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,729
Posted By ryansu

I can think of two places close by with a lot of...

I can think of two places close by with a lot of historic bikes - Recycled Cycles in the U district and I have never been but hear good things about classic Cycles on Bainbridge Island. I have also...
01-09-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By ryansu

For me the most important thing is FIT FIT FIT if...

For me the most important thing is FIT FIT FIT if you haven't ridden it much or at all don't dive in on upgrades before doing so (ask me how I know :D) so clean up what you have put it back together...
01-09-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,213
Posted By ryansu

Agreed - 78 Moto GT ...

Agreed - 78 Moto GT

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01-09-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 505
Posted By ryansu

OP you might want to list where in Canada you are...

OP you might want to list where in Canada you are - there is a probably a BF C&V member there who might be able to give you a good sense of the market. IMHO $400 for a used steel road bike seems way...
01-09-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By ryansu

as others have said look for the ISO sizes, tires...

as others have said look for the ISO sizes, tires sizes can be confusing ISO helps compare apples to apples also for 27" tires check out the dedicated thread here...
01-09-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By ryansu

Nice find OP, I looked at one on ebay but decided...

Nice find OP, I looked at one on ebay but decided not to pull the trigger based on the shipping charge being twice what the bike was going for. is that a 23" frame or a 22"?
01-08-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By ryansu

Sweet score!

Sweet score!
01-08-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 941
Posted By ryansu

Funny thing is I did a copy and paste from the...

Funny thing is I did a copy and paste from the article, guess you can't trust journalists to spell :lol:
01-08-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,213
Posted By ryansu

really narrow handlebars I find that on most of...

really narrow handlebars I find that on most of my keeper builds I upgrade the cockpit to Nitto or VO bars of 44cm or wider bars along with a technomic stem, I find that makes the ride very comfy. I...
01-08-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 941
Posted By ryansu

In about 2011 Speicalized had a throwback ...

In about 2011 Speicalized had a throwback (https://www.specialized.com/us/en/allez-double-steel/p/23258)steel (not lugged) Alllez offering, I believe it was 7 speed as their entry level Allez. Also...
01-08-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,017
Posted By ryansu

I have used them but find I am much more...

I have used them but find I am much more comfortable on a nice flat pedal like the MKS Sneaker (https://www.amazon.com/MKS-RMX-Platform-Pedals-Silver/dp/B006EPPB7M) (RMX) which has nubs on it that...
01-07-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5,785
Views: 484,096
Posted By ryansu

Some goodies arrived today for the 89 Allez...

Some goodies arrived today for the 89 Allez rebuild that will happen later this winter, new tires with red strip to tie into the frame and white bar tape to replace the tattered tape currently on the...
01-07-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By ryansu

I have and use the bikesmith ...

I have and use the bikesmith (http://www.bikesmithdesign.com/CotterPress/)version and it has worked every time, not a cheap tool at $60 but if you are working with cotters I think its worth it. YMMV
01-07-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,601
Posted By ryansu

Glacier Blue 87 MIyata 112 ...

Glacier Blue 87 MIyata 112

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01-06-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 578
Posted By ryansu

As an apartment dweller I usually start with...

As an apartment dweller I usually start with Armor-All wipes which do a good job on the frame and components, If I am doing a rebuild the components go in the sonic cleaner with either dish soap or...
01-06-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 436
Posted By ryansu

Nice score! I would put that around 88 due to the...

Nice score! I would put that around 88 due to the unique rear brake set up but the experts can chime in. Looks super clean
01-06-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By ryansu

Go HAWKS!

Go HAWKS!
01-06-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By ryansu

Nicely Done OP I have been looking for a hybrid...

Nicely Done OP I have been looking for a hybrid for cheap for the past couple months as a winter project.
01-06-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By ryansu

OP depending on where you are located you can...

OP depending on where you are located you can find A) other BF members with advice, B) recommendations on bike co-op where you can find used parts.

IMHO there are so many bikes out there for cheap...
01-06-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 52,633
Posted By ryansu

Man this thread has gone to the birds...:D Myself...

Man this thread has gone to the birds...:D Myself anytime I see a blue Heron on a ride I take it as a sign of good luck this guy was not on a ride but in a bakery...
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01-05-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2,693
Views: 216,098
Posted By ryansu

Step 1 of the 1987 Trek 520 de-rust-ification an...

Step 1 of the 1987 Trek 520 de-rust-ification an oxalic acid bath, don't try this at home... I used a $10 resin planter box from Home depot, taped the bottom (drain holes) with duct tape and then...
01-04-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By ryansu

Damn you sir! :D It is my size but I am...

Damn you sir! :D

It is my size but I am tapped out and that is more than I like to start with anyway, its not outrageous though and the bike appears to be in good shape, I have plenty of other...
01-04-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 895
Posted By ryansu

I'd like to think I am focused but the reality is...

I'd like to think I am focused but the reality is I am more opportunistic
01-04-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,007
Posted By ryansu

Here's how I do not use them - in toe clips, but...

Here's how I do not use them - in toe clips, but I love to have them on hand for lots of things- stabilizing the front wheel while the bike is in the work stand, stabilizing the front wheel when the...
01-04-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By ryansu

In my experience one place not to go cheap is...

In my experience one place not to go cheap is tires and brake pads, I used to get Kenda tires which are fine but paying a bit more for the supple Panaracer Paselas was a game changer for the ride...
01-04-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By ryansu

I also have a long torso with short, for my...

I also have a long torso with short, for my height, legs. I rehabbed a MB Nomade and found it fit like a glove and resolved to find a nicer model in the same 23" size. I now have a MB Grand Touring...
01-04-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8,092
Views: 732,490
Posted By ryansu

I am no expert but according to the 86 catalog...

I am no expert but according to the 86 catalog (http://vintage-centurion.com/literature/catalogs/1986_Centurion_Catalog.pdf) The Elite RS comes after the IM with Tange 2 tubing and Shimano 600...
01-03-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By ryansu

Not silly at all I have done countless rebuilds...

Not silly at all I have done countless rebuilds and just last year tried to get a crank off with the bolts still on LOL!
01-03-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By ryansu

Just curious any reason for looking for the parts...

Just curious any reason for looking for the parts list? When a bike has a 30 year life span stuff does get changed out. while its nice to have the original stuff personally I don't think it really...
01-03-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,601
Posted By ryansu

Lots of info out there about removing BB...

Lots of info out there about removing BB including the sometimes stubborn fixed cup and the headset cups, IMHO if you are going to the trouble to paint the frame do it right and strip off ALL of the...
01-02-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 640
Posted By ryansu

Sweet ride! I'd love to find an old Pug MTB

Sweet ride! I'd love to find an old Pug MTB
01-02-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 640
Posted By ryansu

1/2/2020 Its NEVER too late :D ...

1/2/2020 Its NEVER too late :D

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