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09-05-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,318
Posted By johnnyace

As I continue to narrow in on my bicycling...

As I continue to narrow in on my bicycling needs/desires, a couple of new contenders have jumped to the forefront:

Crust Bombora:
https://crustbikes.com/products/bombora/

Elephant National...
07-20-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,919
Posted By johnnyace

I don't know much about them, but they seem to...

I don't know much about them, but they seem to make some pretty nice bikes: Maruishi

My 1986 Nashbar MKIII Road Bike (full Suntour Cyclone) was evidently made by Maruishi of Ishiwata 024 tubing....
07-05-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,438
Posted By johnnyace

Congrats, gentlemen, on a tour well-ridden! Looks...

Congrats, gentlemen, on a tour well-ridden! Looks like everyone came through unscathed.

@nlerner (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/nlerner-45088.html) — how are you liking the Black Mountain...
07-02-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,438
Posted By johnnyace

Yeah, same here. If I hadn't already scheduled my...

Yeah, same here. If I hadn't already scheduled my vacation time this summer, I would have been in. Looks like a fantastic ride!
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By johnnyace

Beautiful bike. Have you ridden it? The lightest...

Beautiful bike. Have you ridden it? The lightest Ishiwata I've ridden is 022, so I wonder how the 019 rides.

Seems to me, judging by the Cherubim/3Rensho prices on eBay, that $1,500-2,000 isn't...
07-01-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 52,085
Views: 6,978,103
Posted By johnnyace

Campagnolo Tool Kit

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bop/d/eugene-rare-campagnolo-3381-bike/6922402670.html
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,330
Posted By johnnyace

Suntour

Suntour
06-29-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,990
Posted By johnnyace

I remember a discussion at work a few years ago...

I remember a discussion at work a few years ago that went something like this:

Co-worker: "Make it idiot-proof so anyone can do it."

Boss: "Oh, you don't want to do that, they'll just make a...
06-29-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,363
Posted By johnnyace

I started riding when I was 5 years old, in 1971,...

I started riding when I was 5 years old, in 1971, in Tucson, Arizona (I'll be 53 next month). I never stopped, aside from maybe a week or so downtime from having a bike stolen and needing to replace...
06-26-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By johnnyace

Ah, this was the one that was at a Goodwill in...

Ah, this was the one that was at a Goodwill in Florida (https://www.bikeforums.net/20968568-post51029.html), right? I recognize it from the "jaxtri.com" race card. I'm glad someone here bought this...
06-21-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5,459
Views: 432,544
Posted By johnnyace

I got me one of the finest rear derailleurs ever...

I got me one of the finest rear derailleurs ever made, in NOS condition:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1272/suntour_vx_gt_b0d2db70c8fb30bb161689c160e13f22d2bd879a.jpg
06-21-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,201
Posted By johnnyace

I love my Alpina Uno in chrome. It's my daily...

I love my Alpina Uno in chrome. It's my daily rider/commuting bike. I've made some changes since this pic, and still more are coming up soon.
...
06-21-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,438
Posted By johnnyace

[/list] Keep me posted, I'd love to make it up...

[/list]
Keep me posted, I'd love to make it up for the pre-ride dinner. :thumb:
06-21-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,138
Posted By johnnyace

I haven't tried Offerup, probably because it came...

I haven't tried Offerup, probably because it came across to me as a potentially more frustrating experience than craigslist, and apparently, my instincts were good!
06-21-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,138
Posted By johnnyace

I respectfully disagree. :D His bike is at least...

I respectfully disagree. :D His bike is at least 45 years old, so C&V would be the right forum. I think it's okay to have just one bike (I'm working that way again, really I am!), and membership to...
06-18-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 52,085
Views: 6,978,103
Posted By johnnyace

That's about $166 each for these nice US-made...

That's about $166 each for these nice US-made Treks, that look to be in excellent condition. All pre-1984, looks like a couple of 412s, and a 560, maybe? All my size! Maybe I need to head over the...
06-17-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,144
Posted By johnnyace

Thanks for the confirmation! :thumb:

Thanks for the confirmation! :thumb:
06-15-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,144
Posted By johnnyace

I believe this Nishiki Gran Turismo is probably...

I believe this Nishiki Gran Turismo is probably the exact representation of what I have, down to the color, which I can see in a couple of places on my bike.
...
06-15-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By johnnyace

80s Yokota

I got a lead on a similar one, gonna go check it out tomorrow:

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/portland-yokota-mountain-bike-26/6911695935.html
...
06-15-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By johnnyace

Ha, I saw this one in my searches last night!...

Ha, I saw this one in my searches last night! That's a really nice one, but yeah, I'd rather get one for $100 (but would go to $200). That one is listed as 20", but looks bigger to me.
Forum: Introductions
06-15-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By johnnyace

Greetings, windershins. I'm also in Salem. I have...

Greetings, windershins. I'm also in Salem. I have a Nishiki Gran Turismo (I believe) (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1171014-mystery-80s-japanese-touring-bike.html) that is currently on...
06-15-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 52,085
Views: 6,978,103
Posted By johnnyace

1953 Jo Routens - $2500 - Portland

https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/d/portland-1953-jo-routens/6910848429.html
...
06-14-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By johnnyace

Well, the Univega seller got back to me and said...

Well, the Univega seller got back to me and said "I think I have a buyer lined up, but if it doesn’t work out I’ll get in touch with you right away." Hopefully it's one of those flaky buyers that's a...
06-14-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,139
Posted By johnnyace

"Suntour"

"Suntour"
06-14-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,139
Posted By johnnyace

Yes, pedals and rear derailleurs...

Yes, pedals and rear derailleurs (http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Home.html). And cranksets, and seatposts, and stems, and brakes and levers, and... :D
06-14-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By johnnyace

Agreed, but I'm in N -1 mode; this would replace...

Agreed, but I'm in N -1 mode; this would replace an existing bike, I'm not looking to add any more.
06-13-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By johnnyace

Looks like the Alpina Pro is the 1983 model....

Looks like the Alpina Pro is the 1983 model. Would have had a Suntour Mountech rear derailleur originally (to match the front). Those had issues, so it's understandable that the Shimano STX is on...
06-13-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By johnnyace

Yup, I already have some nice VO 26" fenders. ...

Yup, I already have some nice VO 26" fenders.

Well, I think the Univega is winning by a long shot, and that's how I was leaning, anyway. Bonus being that it's $100 cheaper than the Stumpy.
06-13-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By johnnyace

I was leaning that way; $100 less, already like...

I was leaning that way; $100 less, already like the Alpina I have, love the crankset on there, etc.
06-12-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By johnnyace

Which 80s MTB to replace my too small Univega Alpina Uno?

I really love my chrome 80s Univega Alpina Uno (https://www.flickr.com/photos/go-johnny-go/albums/72157677356456897), but the truth is, it's just too small. It has been a reliable daily driver...
06-12-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 52,085
Views: 6,978,103
Posted By johnnyace

Follis at Goodwill in West Virginia

https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/69818060

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x497/30231877121323yfks_326d891ecd9b20fbdfebc200ccc733bd8c1f0f9d.jpg
06-12-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 52,085
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Posted By johnnyace

Damn, what a deal. But then, I got a Della Santa...

Damn, what a deal. But then, I got a Della Santa from Goodwill for $276, so I can't complain.
06-12-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17,731
Views: 2,768,002
Posted By johnnyace

Hey, he's getting there! Relisted as a 614, with...

Hey, he's getting there! Relisted as a 614, with more pics, but the price is still unreasonable for the condition:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/614-Trek-1983-Burgundy-531steal-Frame/312650869568
06-11-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,438
Posted By johnnyace

Nice choice, and that's a great pic of you. A...

Nice choice, and that's a great pic of you. A fine summery day in Stumptown!
06-10-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,998
Posted By johnnyace

Nice bike, love the Nishiki chainring on the...

Nice bike, love the Nishiki chainring on the Sugino AT cranks, and that it has cantis. But I think it's too small for you, and it appears to be my size. :innocent:
06-10-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 52,085
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Posted By johnnyace

Both a good deal, but that (what appears to be)...

Both a good deal, but that (what appears to be) 1984 Trek 520 with cantilevers is an especially good deal. $50 for a US-made Trek in what appears to be very good condition... if you don't buy it,...
06-10-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 52,085
Views: 6,978,103
Posted By johnnyace

1979 Maruishi Emperor

Not cheap, but what a cool bike!

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bik/d/palo-alto-53cm-maruishi-emperor-touring/6902045522.html
...
06-09-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,836
Posted By johnnyace

Wouldn't change much, really, although I probably...

Wouldn't change much, really, although I probably would have kept my nicely-appointed 1972 gold Gitane Tour de France. I think this is what became of it:
...
06-09-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17,731
Views: 2,768,002
Posted By johnnyace

I didn't even bring up the issue of his pics....

I didn't even bring up the issue of his pics. Yeah, could be a great bike; get the model right, get some decent pics, price it right. But for a willfully ignorant new seller (just joined, one rating)...
06-08-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17,731
Views: 2,768,002
Posted By johnnyace

Guy trying to pass off a 1982 Trek 614 as 1983 Trek 720

https://www.ebay.com/itm/720-Trek-1983-Burgundy-531steal-Frame/312640402423

I contacted the seller and explained to him that this IS NOT a 1983 Trek 720, but a 1982 Trek 614, and he may want to...
06-08-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 52,085
Views: 6,978,103
Posted By johnnyace

Fuji Opus III at a Goodwill in North Florida: ...

Fuji Opus III at a Goodwill in North Florida:

https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/69611146
...
06-07-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,363
Posted By johnnyace

I probably have what would be considered an...

I probably have what would be considered an unreasonable hatred of Ultegra, especially the brifters. I base this on:

1) I think it's butt-ugly.
2) Every bike I've ever purchased with Ultegra on...
06-07-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By johnnyace

URL assist: ...

URL assist:

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2019/06/07/framebuilder-bruce-gordon-dies

EDIT: PilotFishBob beat me to it.
06-04-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,123
Posted By johnnyace

That Fuji America would move to the front of my...

That Fuji America would move to the front of my queue, that's a great color.
06-04-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,966
Posted By johnnyace

The third and final generation Suntour Superbe...

The third and final generation Suntour Superbe Pro, particularly the brakes with their hidden spring calipers.
06-04-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 52,085
Views: 6,978,103
Posted By johnnyace

Well, they match the bar tape. :twitchy:

Well, they match the bar tape. :twitchy:
06-03-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,614
Posted By johnnyace

Yeah, back then (I was in my late teens-early...

Yeah, back then (I was in my late teens-early twenties) I felt like I had to have the Italian steel, and mostly turned my nose up at the Japanese bikes, although I did entertain the idea for a while...
06-02-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,614
Posted By johnnyace

Thanks. So, based on the 27.0 seatpost, does this...

Thanks. So, based on the 27.0 seatpost, does this indicate Ishiwata 022?

As I have started to disassemble the bike this morning, and noticed the details, I find it amazing that such a nicely...
06-01-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 52,085
Views: 6,978,103
Posted By johnnyace

1972 Fuji Finest, chrome, Campy - $290

Nice bike at a nice price in Portland:

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/portland-1972-campagnolo-equipped/6898046406.html
...
05-31-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,713
Posted By johnnyace

Nah, it's the 22nd of EVERY month. :thumb: ...

Nah, it's the 22nd of EVERY month. :thumb:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/390x443/ishi807_16019_1546782039_cd2034e32c6c80288dd5cd56d2324450b10f13a7.jpg
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