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09-23-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,575
Posted By 1989Pre

Me too. I'm looking at a frame from St. Etienne...

Me too. I'm looking at a frame from St. Etienne Cycles.
08-03-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,858
Posted By 1989Pre

Raleigh Grand Prix. ...

Raleigh Grand Prix.
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My first foray out of Schwinn hell.
08-02-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By 1989Pre

My dad bought me a Royce Union bike like this...

My dad bought me a Royce Union bike like this around 1961-62 for my first bike. It was kid's bike, with 24" wheels. I remember going to Western Auto to pick it up. It was green and white, and had a...
07-31-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By 1989Pre

Yep, the Super Champs are probably the best way...

Yep, the Super Champs are probably the best way for O.P. to go.
07-31-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By 1989Pre

I wouldn't use Araya if you are looking for...

I wouldn't use Araya if you are looking for something proper for a British lightweight. I am also in love with Sun rims, but I wouldn't put them on a vintage bike. My recommendation is to go with...
07-30-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 34,636
Posted By 1989Pre

Hi. Did you get the Technium up and riding? If...

Hi. Did you get the Technium up and riding? If you send me the number on the bottom of the bottom bracket, I'll tell you what year the bike is.
07-30-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 34,636
Posted By 1989Pre

I think $250.00 is fair if everything checks out.

I think $250.00 is fair if everything checks out.
07-30-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By 1989Pre

Yes, it is a 1992. First and fifth digit...

Yes, it is a 1992. First and fifth digit indicates year of manufacture. (cable housing entry through left side of top tube confirms '88-and later).
It was made on the one-hundredth day of the year...
07-30-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By 1989Pre

I have both, but have decided that the risk of...

I have both, but have decided that the risk of re-chargeable (U.S.B) lights are a risk.
If you get caught out at night on a pitch-black country road that is infested with
mosquitoes and your U.S.B...
07-29-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By 1989Pre

https://monsieurvelo.es/shop/accessories/bottlecag...

https://monsieurvelo.es/shop/accessories/bottlecages/
07-28-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 393
Posted By 1989Pre

Thanks, both Ded and Franco. I guess I'm going to...

Thanks, both Ded and Franco. I guess I'm going to have to make a call on this, and the "nub" on the original MAFAC adapter seems to me to be too significant to dismiss. Franco, if you have one of...
07-28-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 393
Posted By 1989Pre

Francophile, yes, what you are calling the nub is...

Francophile, yes, what you are calling the nub is absent on mine. It seems like yours might be the original spec, because
I measured the mounting hole on the back of my MAFAC Racer rear caliper, and...
07-28-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 393
Posted By 1989Pre

Clubman, I think you are talking about the bolt...

Clubman, I think you are talking about the bolt that secures the adapter to the brake bridge. I have that one.
I am talking about the shorter bolt that secures calipers to adapter. Thanks.
07-28-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 393
Posted By 1989Pre

Yes, the way I have it mounted is the same as in...

Yes, the way I have it mounted is the same as in the photos on the thread you sent me.
I wasn't sure I could get a bolt at the hardware store, because I thought that the hole might be...
07-28-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 393
Posted By 1989Pre

MAFAC 478E Vertical-Mount Rear Brake Adapter Bolt

Does anyone have a lead on procuring the bolt in the supplied exploded diagram?
The bolt that was delivered with the adapter is too long, and the hex-head is too deep....
02-27-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By 1989Pre

Thanks, I'll see if I can get some more...

Thanks, I'll see if I can get some more information and photos from the owner.
02-25-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 308
Posted By 1989Pre

Amersham Classic July 5, 2020

A 30-mile vintage ride in Britain's Chiltern Hills, north-west of London

Amersham Classic - L'Etape...
02-25-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By 1989Pre

Time Oddity?

Time Oddity?
02-25-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By 1989Pre

Homeric?

A friend of mine would like to know the approximate age and perhaps the make/model of this loop-frame. It says Homeric on the headbadge.
...
01-20-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By 1989Pre

Svelto definitely. Lighter and simpler. I'm using...

Svelto definitely. Lighter and simpler. I'm using the Svelto (1st version) on a
4-speed block with a 28T low cog, and my dropout does not even have a hanger.
01-20-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,787
Posted By 1989Pre

Damage waiver from Enterprise is only...

Damage waiver from Enterprise is only $11.99-$16.99 per day.
01-20-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,742
Posted By 1989Pre

If you think autos are coming too close to you on...

If you think autos are coming too close to you on passes, then you didn't grow up in the city. I don't care how someone passes me, as long as they do. It's the one who fails to pass, and the one I'll...
01-03-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By 1989Pre

"Are you alleging an international conspiracy to...

"Are you alleging an international conspiracy to send defective carbon bicycle components to the US
to reduce our population with malice a forethought?"

If you can't trust the multi-national...
01-03-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By 1989Pre

Well, lets hope Janet Koval is all right....

Well, lets hope Janet Koval is all right. Unfortunately, the discussion on carbon fiber is far-from-over.
01-03-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By 1989Pre

Looks like it was quietly "brushed under the...

Looks like it was quietly "brushed under the rug". That's a disappointment. I hope that soon, someone will refuse to settle.
01-03-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By 1989Pre

Janet Koval Case

Has anyone heard of an outcome or progress on the Janet Koval Lawsuit?
First and foremost, we are wondering if she has healed, and then, we need to
ask if this suit has been settled out-of-court...
11-02-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,963
Posted By 1989Pre

The 1982 Schwinn Super Le Tour rode like it was...

The 1982 Schwinn Super Le Tour rode like it was made out of angle iron. It had a decent component group and was marketed as mid-level, but it was made of the same old 1020 hi-ten that most of their...
11-01-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,856
Posted By 1989Pre

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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1961
Schwinn is out of the question, so that basically leaves...
10-31-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,451
Posted By 1989Pre

Great! I could use some period pannier racks for...

Great! I could use some period pannier racks for my Hirondelle.
Forum: Introductions
10-31-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By 1989Pre

Hi java. Hope the weather's still good in MO.

Hi java. Hope the weather's still good in MO.
Forum: Northeast
10-19-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By 1989Pre

Midcoast is fantastic in summer. Almost anywhere....

Midcoast is fantastic in summer. Almost anywhere. Roads are clean and people are friendly. I'm going to try touring the interior next summer; Piscataquis County, Carabasset Valley, Rangeley Lake.
09-23-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,441
Posted By 1989Pre

Hazardous Cycling Arrest

Please: Stay out of the middle of the street.

https://www.masslive.com/news/2019/09/disruptive-and-dangerous-bike-riding-in-downtown-lowell-results-in-arrest.html
09-06-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,455
Posted By 1989Pre

Cyclist rides in breakdown lane and we are not...

Cyclist rides in breakdown lane and we are not having this discussion. When did it become safe to ride in the travel lane of an interstate?
07-09-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,306
Posted By 1989Pre

1963: The year I entered the steely halls of...

1963: The year I entered the steely halls of lower education. This bike helps me to re-write that experience:...
05-20-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,782
Posted By 1989Pre

The motorists were the victims. Don't force...

The motorists were the victims. Don't force people into unsafe situations. Stay to the right.
05-18-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,782
Posted By 1989Pre

It sounds to me as though the cyclist was in the...

It sounds to me as though the cyclist was in the automobile's lane. What is a motorist to do in that instance? Drive the next ten miles at ten miles per hour? of course, he has to eventually "swerve"...
11-27-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,590
Posted By 1989Pre

Sadly, a second cyclist, Carlos Rodriguez, has...

Sadly, a second cyclist, Carlos Rodriguez, has died.
I don't want this to become a shouting match, but the Broward cycling group involved in the crash was riding double-file. Because of distracted,...
09-09-18, 07:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,276
Posted By 1989Pre

I think you're really going to be glad you got...

I think you're really going to be glad you got those!
I am not expert, Scott, but i would not recommend "reversing" the caliper. They were not designed for this. Did you ask about this arrangement...
09-07-18, 02:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,276
Posted By 1989Pre

Check out the Frame building and builders...

Check out the Frame building and builders sub-forum. Those stays on the Technium are Tange chrome moly and a competent frame-builder should be able to not only braze on a new set of dropouts for you,...
09-07-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,276
Posted By 1989Pre

Cane Creek (made by Tektro) SCR5 and discontinued...

Cane Creek (made by Tektro) SCR5 and discontinued SCR5C have that quick-release button, if you are looking for a contemporary option. Buy Tektro brand and save.
09-07-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,276
Posted By 1989Pre

My opinion of these, Scott, is that they are...

My opinion of these, Scott, is that they are worth every penny. As Linda Richmond would say, '...just like butter.' They are so much smoother than any other brake caliper i have used. I'm not sure...
09-04-18, 06:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,276
Posted By 1989Pre

That's great, Scott. I see that you already have...

That's great, Scott. I see that you already have a new saddle for it. You might want to just chronicle your upgrade progress in this string, here. Paul

p.s; bold font was good idea.
09-04-18, 05:49 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 34,636
Posted By 1989Pre

For what it's worth, the 1989 catalogue that I...

For what it's worth, the 1989 catalogue that I used to select my Technium had four levels of Technium road bike (Pre, Pro, Sport and Comp?), all 6061-T8 maintubes. I remember noticing the fact that...
09-04-18, 05:37 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 34,636
Posted By 1989Pre

Scott, It's funny that you mention the Grand...

Scott, It's funny that you mention the Grand Prix. The bike I had before the Technium was a 1980 Grand Prix. It got stolen in '85, but although I have four bicycles now, none of them ride like my...
09-03-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 34,636
Posted By 1989Pre

I saw a 440 that I wanted in a shop back in '86,...

I saw a 440 that I wanted in a shop back in '86, but I couldn't afford it at the time. Yours looks mint!
09-03-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,276
Posted By 1989Pre

Hi Scott, If you look at that post again,...

Hi Scott, If you look at that post again, underneath the yellow Technium (the only all-yellow one), you will see my list of components. Yes, some stiffer wheels, lighter hubs and aluminum fork will...
09-02-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,276
Posted By 1989Pre

Hi Scott. Yes, I see that you have eyelets...

Hi Scott.

Yes, I see that you have eyelets on the dropouts, too, so that identifies it as either an '86 or an '87. I love my '89 and there is a photo I put up last night atShow Us Your Techniums!...
09-01-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,276
Posted By 1989Pre

The Techniums used 27" wheels in their inaugural...

The Techniums used 27" wheels in their inaugural year and in '87. In '88, they went to 700c (and the rear brake cable entered through the left side of the top of the headtube lug, when before, it...
06-17-18, 04:01 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 41,753
Posted By 1989Pre

@cb400bill: That is a beautiful memorial. To me,...

@cb400bill: That is a beautiful memorial. To me, the circle symbolizes the continuity of life and how we are all connected.
04-29-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 34,636
Posted By 1989Pre

Thanks for these great close-ups. An elegant seat...

Thanks for these great close-ups. An elegant seat pin arrangement.
That got me thinking, so I got a magnet out and checked the lugs to my '89. I got a weak response from all lugs and b.b., possibly...
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