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04-07-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 601
Posted By TugaDude

I think it is just a fact of life that bike shops...

I think it is just a fact of life that bike shops no longer do a lot of the things they used to do for free or for a pittance. Many shops used to offer "free" lifetime tune ups. Honestly, I don't...
04-07-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 691
Posted By TugaDude

Honestly, it is hard to say, but my gut reaction...

Honestly, it is hard to say, but my gut reaction was that it's a decent-looking bike with "meh" components and overpriced for what it is. Does Bikesdirect ship to your area? If they do, you would...
04-03-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 691
Posted By TugaDude

Consider a single speed conversion. Sheldon's...

Consider a single speed conversion. Sheldon's site gives you a lot of suggestions. I have two conversions that I ride frequently and love the heck out of them.
I also have some single speed bikes...
04-01-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,449
Posted By TugaDude

I just saw this thread and I have no idea who the...

I just saw this thread and I have no idea who the person in question is and whether there are communication issues, but his website appears to be live and up-to-date and he has been adding blog...
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By TugaDude

Excellent bike from an excellent brand and yes,...

Excellent bike from an excellent brand and yes, well worth it!
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By TugaDude

I believe you can upload a picture or pictures to...

I believe you can upload a picture or pictures to your gallery and then someone can take them from there and paste them to the thread.
03-29-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,421
Posted By TugaDude

Very interesting! Where’s the rear end? BTW, if...

Very interesting! Where’s the rear end? BTW, if you are going to have huge welds, they might as well be attractive. 😏
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By TugaDude

It could be a version of what they called an M2. ...

It could be a version of what they called an M2. They had different levels with the main difference being the quality of components, wheels, etc. I found a 1995 that had a bluish gray color and a...
03-22-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,146
Posted By TugaDude

Anything with the name Ritchey, especially a...

Anything with the name Ritchey, especially a frame is OK in my books! He is a classic and so the bike is too in my opinion. But seriously, it is a super nice frame and I'm sure you'll love it once...
03-19-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,421
Posted By TugaDude

Thanks, I appreciate knowing that. It does look...

Thanks, I appreciate knowing that. It does look unique.
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By TugaDude

To maximize your return, probably. Make sure to...

To maximize your return, probably. Make sure to take good photos and plenty of them. Try to portray it in its best light. There are some threads here about how to do a proper ad, you should search...
Forum: Introductions
03-18-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By TugaDude

Your list of bikes is impressive. Come join us...

Your list of bikes is impressive. Come join us in Classic & Vintage! I follow two YouTubers from Devon. Beautiful area. If you're interested you can look them up. Juliet Elliott and Dave Noakes....
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By TugaDude

Did you check eBay for listings and/or completed...

Did you check eBay for listings and/or completed sales? I saw asking prices from $1,900.00 up to $2,800.00 plus.

I have no idea what a realistic number is. Hopefully someone here will.
03-18-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,421
Posted By TugaDude

What frame is that? Very interesting.

What frame is that? Very interesting.
03-12-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By TugaDude

Would love for you to do a separate thread on...

Would love for you to do a separate thread on that bike! Wow, it is interesting to say the least. That is all.
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By TugaDude

I sold a pristine example for $20 bucks many...

I sold a pristine example for $20 bucks many years ago and should probably have asked for more. It sold literally in seconds it seemed. Then after I met the guy I returned home and my computer was...
03-06-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By TugaDude

If aluminum is your plan, this one is worthy of...

If aluminum is your plan, this one is worthy of discussion.

https://allcitycycles.com/bikes/thunderdome
Replies: 28
Views: 759
Posted By TugaDude

I agree. That was the first though I had when I...

I agree. That was the first though I had when I saw that first pic of the seat tube cluster. It always amazes me though that someone would go to the lengths they do to add decals, etc. To what end?
03-02-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By TugaDude

Are they the Miche wheels that are shown on their...

Are they the Miche wheels that are shown on their website? They are quite spendy from what I could tell.
02-26-21, 04:15 PM
02-26-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,029
Posted By TugaDude

This has become a silly debate. Sorry I said...

This has become a silly debate. Sorry I said anything. But for the record, this is what you said.

"A rear brake on a fixed gear bike is a bit ridiculous because often times the rear wheel needs...
02-26-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,029
Posted By TugaDude

I don't know what bikes you own, but on all of...

I don't know what bikes you own, but on all of mine, when I move the axle back the rim comes along with it.
02-26-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,029
Posted By TugaDude

Adjusting your rear brake after moving the wheel...

Adjusting your rear brake after moving the wheel is not difficult at all. I don't see that as being problematic. YMMV.
02-24-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By TugaDude

T-Mar probably knows about that brand, but it...

T-Mar probably knows about that brand, but it sure appears to be a custom build. The red is beautiful. And the Campy bits are extremely nice and clean. Should get some attention for sure.
02-24-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By TugaDude

I've used plenty over the years and I always come...

I've used plenty over the years and I always come to the same conclusion as several of the others that have posted here. They all work. They all may have certain features that make them...
02-23-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,421
Posted By TugaDude

Every time I see that one, I smile.

Every time I see that one, I smile.
02-23-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,421
Posted By TugaDude

Very nice! I'm sorry if you already answered...

Very nice! I'm sorry if you already answered this, but is it a wet paint or a powdercoat? In any case, it is beautiful. Also, I have always liked the looks of a contrasting fork. Whether black or...
02-23-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By TugaDude

I find stuff like this fascinating so thanks for...

I find stuff like this fascinating so thanks for sharing it. I have seen videos on youtube where vintage watches are repaired with a similar technique. The watch case is carefully polished and...
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By TugaDude

Seems fair to me so long as everything is...

Seems fair to me so long as everything is functional.
02-20-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,029
Posted By TugaDude

Foot retention on fixed gear is totally different...

Foot retention on fixed gear is totally different from bikes that can coast. If you lose grip on fixed, you can lose control and possibly get hurt by the rotating pedals. Plus, you lose any ability...
02-20-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,029
Posted By TugaDude

+1 on foot retention! Also, the OP mentioned...

+1 on foot retention!

Also, the OP mentioned "reverse pedal". Pedaling in reverse is only possible if the bike has come to a stop, so I'm sure what you meant was what is sometimes called "back...
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By TugaDude

Do you happen to know the tubing? Basso is a...

Do you happen to know the tubing? Basso is a good marque, but that price seems to be a little on the higher side. Certainly more than I would pay. It is in good, not great condition paint-wise. ...
02-20-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,029
Posted By TugaDude

If you cannot avoid steep hills in your area, I...

If you cannot avoid steep hills in your area, I suggest you travel to another area for your first attempt. Go find somewhere flat, with little traffic so that you can focus on riding the bike and...
02-17-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,421
Posted By TugaDude

Thanks! Well I happen to like it and it reminds...

Thanks! Well I happen to like it and it reminds me just a bit of "the good old days" when I didn't know bikes had speeds other than how fast you could pedal.
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By TugaDude

I looked up the definition of the word Shaula,...

I looked up the definition of the word Shaula, and found this. The fact there's a star in the bike's name probably supports the idea that the bike was named after a star.

"Shaula, also known as...
02-16-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,421
Posted By TugaDude

Nice ride. Can we get details on it please?

Nice ride. Can we get details on it please?
Forum: Introductions
02-16-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By TugaDude

Welcome to the forums. You need to tell us what...

Welcome to the forums. You need to tell us what sort of bike you are interested in. GT made all sort of bikes including ATB, city and road bikes. We'll be happy to share our thoughts.
02-15-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,529
Posted By TugaDude

I know that reviving so-called zombie-threads is...

I know that reviving so-called zombie-threads is frowned upon on some forums, but personally, I love it when they are. So no need to apologize to me!
02-14-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By TugaDude

I can see why it is a keeper now. Very nice! ...

I can see why it is a keeper now. Very nice! And a good powder coater knows how to not lose all of the details. Those lugs still "pop" quite nicely.

Thanks for sharing it. Others might want to...
Replies: 43
Views: 1,916
Posted By TugaDude

I really don't get why you seem so offended. We...

I really don't get why you seem so offended. We have a right to speak our minds. Period. So long as we are not using profanity or outright attacking someone, we have the right to say we don't...
02-12-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,278
Posted By TugaDude

I have straps on my favorite fixed gear and what...

I have straps on my favorite fixed gear and what I do is loosen one foot almost all the way and then time it so that when I apply the brake I yank that foot out and place it on the ground. Once you...
Replies: 43
Views: 1,916
Posted By TugaDude

It is sad when someone tries to take advantage of...

It is sad when someone tries to take advantage of the ignorance of others. I know the saying "let the buyer beware", but stuff like this just gets my goat.
02-11-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Nbd
Views: 902
Posted By TugaDude

No idea on the builder but the overall...

No idea on the builder but the overall workmanship is very good. The thinned lugs and clean shorelines are representative of someone with a high level of skill. The cutout in the bottom bracket...
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By TugaDude

That’s a great price if it is in good shape. I...

That’s a great price if it is in good shape. I sold a frame-only for $200 several years ago. Would have kept it but it was just too big.
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By TugaDude

Personally, I think $300.00 is way too low for a...

Personally, I think $300.00 is way too low for a nice example. Especially with better-than-average components. Be careful on estimates because some are offered by those who will suggest what THEY...
02-04-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
Posted By TugaDude

While the colors might not be everyone's idea of...

While the colors might not be everyone's idea of cool, I absolutely love the combo. Thanks so much for sharing the pics.
02-04-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,278
Posted By TugaDude

Pretty much the same thing I was going to...

Pretty much the same thing I was going to suggest. Besides the legal requirements that might be in play in your area, it is just smart to have brakes, at least a front one. I'm probably not the...
02-03-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By TugaDude

Reach out to Scrodzilla, AKA Dave, the owner of...

Reach out to Scrodzilla, AKA Dave, the owner of Retrogression. He will tell you about the various cranks he inventories. He rides and knows what works and what doesn't.
02-02-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,421
Posted By TugaDude

Up to you and I haven't seen it up close...

Up to you and I haven't seen it up close obviously, but there is a lot to be said for patina. The bike has earned those scars, yes? Just address any problematic rust spots and keep going.
02-01-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,421
Posted By TugaDude

Very cool bike, love the maker and love the...

Very cool bike, love the maker and love the colors.
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