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10-19-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 304
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Posted By kocour

Hey, I also have two chrome Schwinns - mine our...

Hey, I also have two chrome Schwinns - mine our 1980 and 81.
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10-19-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 49,502
Posted By trailmix

I donít have a Voyageur but my wife does. Not the...

I donít have a Voyageur but my wife does. Not the best pics but they are the only ones that I have at the moment. Probably going to switch back to quill stem and install a new set of Pasela tires...
10-19-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 49,502
Posted By Prowler

Your's looks very much like my '87 when I bought...

Your's looks very much like my '87 when I bought it a couple of years ago. My "beer case" Voyageur had the same frame and paint wear, even got a milky look when wet. I repainted one chain stay and...
10-18-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 983
Posted By justcynn

gorgeous! if I repaint my '87 frame, good chance...

gorgeous! if I repaint my '87 frame, good chance I go with this green
10-18-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 983
Posted By justcynn

Awesome find. I bought a 1987 yesterday, pick it...

Awesome find. I bought a 1987 yesterday, pick it up this afternoon. For $50, had to buy it!
...
10-15-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 49,502
Posted By ravenix

Groody Bros Restoration!

Received an update on my '85 Schwinn Voyageur SP: Cold-set to accept 135 hub, Cantilever Posts moved for modern brakes, fresh powder-coat and new decals! Awaiting a final clearcoat and then I get to...
10-15-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,858
Posted By 3alarmer

...when there is aggravation on one of these...

...when there is aggravation on one of these deals, I usually assign it to a different category. The "it might be nice if it happens, but don't put too much of yourself into it" category. That's the...
10-14-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,858
Posted By merziac

Murray Missile I would not drive an hour...

Murray Missile

I would not drive an hour and a half, 100mi? without pics that you asked for, the seller knows you will be more invested once you drive all that way.

They obviously want you at...
10-12-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,101
Posted By steve sumner

you should reverse the direction of your tire...

you should reverse the direction of your tire savers (i"ve seen this setup too many times to mention)
the rear is only causing unneeded friction but the front is throwing dirt/grit straight into...
10-12-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,276
Posted By BikeWonder

I toured 1100km from Calgary to Vancouver via the...

I toured 1100km from Calgary to Vancouver via the Rocky Mountains over 11 days with my 1991 Miyata 1000. I had no issues whatsoever. The bike performed really well and it was fully loaded from and...
10-12-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,101
Posted By OldFartCyclist

In 1972 the Pugeot PX10LE came in 3 color combos....

In 1972 the Pugeot PX10LE came in 3 color combos. White, black, and chrome; black, white and chrome; and chrome, white and black. I had one that was white, black, and chrome. It was my first high end...
10-11-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By due ruote

Very nice but I must admit I am distracted by the...

Very nice but I must admit I am distracted by the Holdsworth tandem.
10-11-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,276
Posted By rccardr

If both are off the rack, I’d be tempted to go...

If both are off the rack, I’d be tempted to go vintage frame with modern components.
Trek 720-620, Miyata 1000, Cannondale ST, Davidson Discovery, etc. (there are bunches to choose from) with 8-9-10...
10-11-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,276
Posted By Salamandrine

I remember having this same question a few years...

I remember having this same question a few years ago. I went around and looked at all the modern touring bikes. IMO modern touring bikes tend to be overbuilt. They are optimized for a 250lb dude...
10-10-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,146
Posted By Classtime

My Oxalic Acid OA Bathtub

I've been meaning to try this OA bath and recently acquired a perfect candidate. With a rescued sheet of plywood, some scraps from a cabinet project, 1/2 a box of left over screws, and a couple...
10-10-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,583
Posted By Marylander

So, I went to a local vintage shop (velo...

So, I went to a local vintage shop (velo classique) and he had a 54cm roberts frame there that he hadn't started working on yet. 531 tubes, says "chas roberts" on the top tube, has good tire...
10-10-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By noobinsf

The previous owner had the Mercian research done,...

The previous owner had the Mercian research done, and this frame was apparently sold by Stone’s Cyclery in Alameda in 83. Nice to have it back in the Bay. It’s stamped with a “4” above the serial...
10-10-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By noobinsf

1983 Mercian King of Mercia Touring

Iíve been sitting on this frame for a long time, but I am ready to tackle it now, having cut my teeth on a few bikes since I acquired it. Itís a 57cm CTT King of Mercia Touring. The plan is to have a...
10-10-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By brian3069

Along with the dropout spacing issues. The rear...

Along with the dropout spacing issues. The rear wheel will need a longer axle and probable have to be re-dished.
10-10-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By davester

The International has a 120mm spacing between the...

The International has a 120mm spacing between the rear dropouts which can only accommodate a 5-speed or Ultra-6 freewheel. I don't think either of these can be used with index shifting. You could...
10-10-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,101
Posted By branko_76

I was off of work for a few months when covid hit...

I was off of work for a few months when covid hit the states. I spent a good portion of that time restoring and selling some classic, but lower end bikes than your Peugeot. It was time well spent...
10-10-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,101
Posted By francophile

Sorry to hear about this and OP's pandemic...

Sorry to hear about this and OP's pandemic situation. I've mentioned in a couple other threads, I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop, it's looking like 1st round is coming late next week while I'm...
10-10-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,409
Posted By crandress

Francisco Moser Eddy Merckx Greg Lemond ...

Francisco Moser
Eddy Merckx
Greg Lemond
Tullio Campagnolo was also a racer, though not of the caliber of those guys. However, he lost a race because he could not remove a wingnut, so he developed...
10-09-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By kocour

I have used both the Brooks microfiber and...

I have used both the Brooks microfiber and leather bar tape in the brown color. The microfiber got scraped up exposing the black material underneath the brown finish. I was able to touch it up with...
10-09-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By Fahrenheit531

This. Also the Brooks microfiber feels...

This.

Also the Brooks microfiber feels artificial, while Fizik is more like authentic supple leather.
10-09-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By MKahrl

The Brooks leather has lasted longer, 5 years,...

The Brooks leather has lasted longer, 5 years, 12,000 miles, than I expected. It gets wet a lot riding in the rain and really gets wet atop my car on trips in the pouring rain. Abrasions can be...
10-09-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,101
Posted By davester

I'm not opposed to selling separate components...

I'm not opposed to selling separate components from bikes, but I am one of those who think it's a crime to part out a completely original classic like a PX-10 for the sake of profiteering for a very...
10-09-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By ryansu

nice find, Miyata and Shimano tri color - very...

nice find, Miyata and Shimano tri color - very nice and I agree with the clubman loose the awful "comfort" saddle :lol:
10-09-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,101
Posted By branko_76

This Falcon has a long wheel base and super...

This Falcon has a long wheel base and super skinny stays, I normally have a pair of small panniers on the rear for my lunch and other items when commuting to work. I've never felt any shimmy, that...
10-09-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,101
Posted By rootboy

What a nice bike. Rarely see one with a frame in...

What a nice bike. Rarely see one with a frame in that condition. When was the last time you saw a PX-10 with the Reynolds seat tube decal that intact?
It would be a shame to part that out, IMO. I'm...
10-09-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,101
Posted By Classtime

It is fun to sell a bike like that to someone who...

It is fun to sell a bike like that to someone who will likely ride it and enjoy it. With that in mind, fix it and price it such that it won't be worthwhile for someone else to part it out. I let my...
10-08-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,101
Posted By branko_76

I say we start a fund that dedicated C&V Forum...

I say we start a fund that dedicated C&V Forum members would contribute $1.00 per month. This fund will be to help a contributing member restore a bike that we all (or most with a vote) agree is a...
10-08-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,101
Posted By xiaoman1

FD on these often crack as do the rears...if you...

FD on these often crack as do the rears...if you are going to do any cleaning/adjusting be aware that the RD needs to be removed from the backside of the drop do not use the (logical) bolt on the...
10-08-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,101
Posted By francophile

Campy FD. Pedals, as in, there are none. Should...

Campy FD. Pedals, as in, there are none. Should have CA 45s iirc.
10-08-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,101
Posted By branko_76

That bike is a beauty ! It would be nice to...

That bike is a beauty !

It would be nice to see it get into the hands of someone who will restore it.
10-08-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,101
Posted By branko_76

Sell local and sell complete 1) less hassle ...

Sell local and sell complete

1) less hassle
2) less work
3) cash sale
4) fewer liabilities
5) keeps a vintage bike intact
6) eliminates wasteful packing material
7) eliminates the...
10-08-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By bargo68

I have Brooks microfiber on my Cannondale and I...

I have Brooks microfiber on my Cannondale and I generally like it. It is thick and a little unwieldy going on. There are several small 'creases' that I could not stretch out on some bends of the bar....
10-08-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,101
Posted By xiaoman1

OP, Selling on eBay, CL, etc. or a part it out...

OP,
Selling on eBay, CL, etc. or a part it out depends on what are you looking for in terms of price. Certainly, a part out will yield you more, but it will take you much longer to sell, compounded...
10-08-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By ascherer

I've used both and prefer the leather. The...

I've used both and prefer the leather. The microfiber is a bit thicker than the leather and a bit squishier than I like but I'm not displeased - just a small preference. I like the aesthetics of the...
10-08-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,101
Posted By bargo68

Part it out. Upside: shipping a frameset is...

Part it out.
Upside: shipping a frameset is MUCH easier than a whole bike. It probably has some juicy Simplex and Stronglight components that will fetch good $ by themselves.
You get more money...
10-08-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,101
Posted By WT160

I had a mint, late-70s Fuji for sale on Ebay for...

I had a mint, late-70s Fuji for sale on Ebay for a long time. I ended up selling it for more and quickly when I advertised it locally on Craigslist.
10-08-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,101
Posted By Narhay

Clean, well photographed, accurate description...

Clean, well photographed, accurate description part out will net you the most money. If you want $400 your best bet is to sell the whole thing locally and someone will probably give you your $400.
10-08-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By noglider

Now that you ask, I'm not sure. I'll see if I...

Now that you ask, I'm not sure. I'll see if I still have the package. It feels like cotton on rubber, but it might be synthetic on rubber.
10-07-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By nlerner

I have Brooks leather wrap on several bikes and...

I have Brooks leather wrap on several bikes and like it fine for looks and comfort. Here it is in green on my Black Mtn Road +:
...
10-07-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've got the Brooks microfiber- I like it much...

I've got the Brooks microfiber- I like it much more than the Ritchey synthetic leather I have on another bike. I haven't used actual leather bar tape yet, but I have some 'raspberry' Brooks leather...
10-07-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By 3speedslow

Can you write a little on what sort of weather...

Can you write a little on what sort of weather the microfiber has been through? That would be a deciding factor for one of the bikes leather would go on.

Great thread!
10-07-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By Whit51

I’ve got Brooks microfiber on my Black Mountain...

I’ve got Brooks microfiber on my Black Mountain Road and have been impressed. Looks good, feels good, has held up for a year and a half so far. Ordered some more for A build I’m working on.
10-07-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By 3speedslow

Since I have two bikes which will be in the...

Since I have two bikes which will be in the running for the wrap I went ahead and orders some. Threw other stuff into the order and saved 23$ on shipping. The tape by itself is 75$. Seamless was a...
10-07-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By 3speedslow

Not had a chance to try Brooks leather wrap but I...

Not had a chance to try Brooks leather wrap but I have some VO leather tape on the way. Seamless it says in the advertising. I’ll let you know when I get it if you are interested.
10-07-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By natterberry

I wasnít a fan of the amount of seams in my...

I wasnít a fan of the amount of seams in my brooks leather. 2 within about 8 inches of each other actually.
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