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08-25-19, 01:13 PM
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Posted By beech333

The front wheel is smaller than the rear.

The front wheel is smaller than the rear.
03-31-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,165
Posted By beech333

I ride a couple Rivendells and think Grant would...

I ride a couple Rivendells and think Grant would not care what you do. Have fun with the bike.

If if you decide you want something sportier, I have a Waterford, Della Santa, RRB, Mooney, or...
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Posted By beech333

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Posted By beech333

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Posted By beech333

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Posted By beech333

Looks like my late 80ís Fuji Ti. It is an early...

Looks like my late 80ís Fuji Ti. It is an early CP one.

Miyata and a few others offered them too. I think they were sourced from the same location, so it is probably tough to figure out the...
01-13-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,165
Posted By beech333

I would like to go, but feel like something...

I would like to go, but feel like something always comes up. In this case, I mistakenly scheduled a doctor appointment for yesterday.

Maybe I will see some of you at the Chicago Winter swap.
12-22-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,459
Posted By beech333

Is it clear on who built the Mod B? Iíve always...

Is it clear on who built the Mod B? Iíve always preferred the look of them to their higher end brethren.

There is a light blue mod b in the Chicago area that might be the last bike I would like...
08-05-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,981
Posted By beech333

Tanners' apple cider donuts are worth it. They...

Tanners' apple cider donuts are worth it. They are the best I have ever had, especially if you get one that is a bit crispy on the outside. Consider the vintage ride as a bonus.
08-05-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 125
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Posted By beech333

That Sun Cresta is gorgeous! ...

That Sun Cresta is gorgeous!

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08-05-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,981
Posted By beech333

I might be able to make it to this one! Is it...

I might be able to make it to this one! Is it vintage only, or are other steel bikes permitted? I've got a couple vintage bikes I would like to ride, but I might switch to a more modern steel bike...
05-26-18, 06:17 PM
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Views: 158,132
Posted By beech333

Fuji Ti

The pure one seems a bit too flexy and cp frames have a reputation for failure.

the other one rides nicely, but no better than a good steel bike and they are very hard to find. I've got two,...
05-26-18, 04:42 AM
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Views: 158,132
Posted By beech333

Ti Fuji

yes, I own a couple. Iíve got one of the early pure TI bikes, as well as the slightly later century finish c-record ones.
05-18-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,225
Posted By beech333

Iím traveling in WI, but they had 10-20 at the...

Iím traveling in WI, but they had 10-20 at the store on Bluemound in Waukesha (near the Best Buy).
01-26-18, 06:07 PM
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Posted By beech333

I've said it before, many times...the Fuji Design...

I've said it before, many times...the Fuji Design Series still ranks as the best road bike I've ridden. I have a 57cm and 58cm bike, but would look to find a 59-61cm one.

I've got a 58cm...
11-18-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,278
Posted By beech333

Depends on the bike. Anything from the mid-60's...

Depends on the bike. Anything from the mid-60's and older will stick with period correct parts.

Cassettes and spd/platform pedals are on the bikes that I ride more often.
11-18-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,789
Posted By beech333

Do the hubs seem original, or did you build the...

Do the hubs seem original, or did you build the wheelset yourself? If the hubs are original, what are they?
11-18-17, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,789
Posted By beech333

130mm spaced 26" wheels?

Did any of the old 26" wheelsets get spec'ed at 130mm and take hyperglide cassettes? If so, can someone point out what details I should be looking for. I've searched Ebay for "130 26" wheels", but...
10-28-17, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By beech333

looks like a dealer decal to me.

looks like a dealer decal to me.
10-26-17, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,057
Posted By beech333

Hmm, I don't have great photos, but these two...

Hmm, I don't have great photos, but these two might do... Oops, I see that someone beat me to it.

After I bought what was once Bianchigirll's Fuji Pro SR, I reached out to some New England Fuji...
10-06-17, 07:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,627
Posted By beech333

You can still get them. One of the guys on...

You can still get them. One of the guys on ClassicRendezvous is the US distributor. I just bought some a few months ago.
08-01-17, 06:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,510
Posted By beech333

Don't get the Fuji TS V. I have one and am not...

Don't get the Fuji TS V. I have one and am not impressed. (It is a 58, so too large to offer to you.)

I've never had a Miyata 1000, but I had the step down. Was it a 610? It was awful and I...
07-26-17, 05:05 PM
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Posted By beech333

Those orange and purple XO-1's have a cult-like...

Those orange and purple XO-1's have a cult-like following, but I agree that he will miss his mark due to the brakes. It will still sell for a good price if he is willing to accept offers.
07-15-17, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,553
Posted By beech333

I had a Le Champion modified and love it. Some...

I had a Le Champion modified and love it. Some think it is a touring bike, but I don't carry more than a small bag up front and rarely mount a saddlebag to pick up bread from the farmers market. I...
05-06-17, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By beech333

I don't mind modifying mass produced frames, but...

I don't mind modifying mass produced frames, but I wouldn't do it...mostly because of what you said.



I don't think the changes you plan to make will make the bike ride better. As another...
03-24-17, 06:06 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,497
Posted By beech333

Colnago Master - I don't get the appeal of these....

Colnago Master - I don't get the appeal of these. It felt awfully heavy for a racing bike. I've twice thought of buying an older, under-priced Super, but my prior experience makes me hesitate.
02-11-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,257
Posted By beech333

+1 I bought a frame from them and came...

+1

I bought a frame from them and came close to buying from them several times since, but I won't do so again after this. If they are going to lie about this, where else might they lie or omit...
01-15-17, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,147
Posted By beech333

pm sent on the crankset.

pm sent on the crankset.
01-15-17, 01:33 PM
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Posted By beech333

I'll be there. I thought about getting a table,...

I'll be there. I thought about getting a table, but they were already sold out.

I didn't end up going to the Madison swap, but wonder if that Motobecane was my old bike. I sold it several...
01-15-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By beech333

I have three Flyers that I like quite a bit. The...

I have three Flyers that I like quite a bit. The springs give me just a bit of extra comfort. It definitely isn't much, but it helps when you are riding 50+ miles in a day. If you aren't going...
01-13-17, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By beech333

I'm interested in a project, but losing interest...

I'm interested in a project, but losing interest in this swap. I'm holding out for a high end frameset, and I am even open to a variety of options (650B road/touring, 26" road/touring, or 700c...
01-09-17, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By beech333

This might be my first trip to that swap, but it...

This might be my first trip to that swap, but it is definitely weather dependent. I'm looking for a project and hope to get more choices than what we have at the Chicago swap.
12-14-16, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,441
Posted By beech333

are the wheels cassette or freewheel?

are the wheels cassette or freewheel?
12-14-16, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By beech333

Yes, there are a lot of very nice bikes that seem...

Yes, there are a lot of very nice bikes that seem to come out of Thunder Bay. I regret not being faster to pull the trigger on this Marinoni touring bike.
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11-10-16, 02:29 PM
Replies: 52,357
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Posted By beech333

It is a CP Ti frame. The only one that I watched...

It is a CP Ti frame. The only one that I watched via Ebay, which is the best "fair market" reference I have available, sold for about a grand maybe 3 years ago. Azorch, another BFer, was the seller.
11-06-16, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By beech333

Glad to hear you are ok. I had a similar crash...

Glad to hear you are ok. I had a similar crash this spring on the same trail, but closer to Aurora. I am fortunate that I wasn't hurt more than I was. At least we both were able to limp back home.
10-23-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 52,357
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Posted By beech333

I need one, but the seller isn't responding. I...

I need one, but the seller isn't responding. I assume this must have sold.
10-15-16, 12:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,070
Posted By beech333

I don't smoke or drink. I pay our mortgage and...

I don't smoke or drink. I pay our mortgage and invest 28% of my income for retirement. After working 70 hour weeks for about a year, I deserved to reward myself and did so.
10-14-16, 04:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,946
Posted By beech333

Couldn't you just ride north or wait for the...

Couldn't you just ride north or wait for the group to go past? Isn't there a stop on the opposite side of the River from the trail...just across the bridge?

I doubt I can make it in time for the...
07-30-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,193
Posted By beech333

just got off a week of riding through Iowa...

just got off a week of riding through Iowa without ever locking up the bike. if only the world was always that way..
07-04-16, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By beech333

I've got a rear with a broken hub. I looked for...

I've got a rear with a broken hub. I looked for a replacement for a while, but I kept finding more that were broken at the spoke eyelet like mine, or the spokes were pulling out of the rim. I'll be...
06-19-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 52,357
Views: 7,060,912
Posted By beech333

I'm fairly confident that it isn't a px10. The...

I'm fairly confident that it isn't a px10. The lugs look wrong. My guess is that it is a UO8.
06-15-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,660
Posted By beech333

If it makes you feel better, I sent mail to VA on...

If it makes you feel better, I sent mail to VA on the 24th of last month and it arrived on June 13th.
06-03-16, 08:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,330
Posted By beech333

Trying to run under the radar with thieves. ...

Trying to run under the radar with thieves. Repair and PC was done by Owen Lloyd of Lloyd Cycles earlier this spring. I've been very happy with it so far.
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06-02-16, 06:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,434
Posted By beech333

I upgraded a ca. 1984 trek 720 with 9 speed rear...

I upgraded a ca. 1984 trek 720 with 9 speed rear wheel, dynamo front, bar end shifters, and rear derailleur. I love it.
03-21-16, 06:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,082
Posted By beech333

I think Sugino or Fujita did as well. I have a...

I think Sugino or Fujita did as well. I have a Fujita saddle with alloy rails and I think the clamp was one of the two.
03-16-16, 04:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,288
Posted By beech333

I've had a few: ca 1984 Fuji Touring Series V,...

I've had a few: ca 1984 Fuji Touring Series V, similar era Fuji TS IV, and Miyata 610. All of these were boring to ride and are either already sold(TS IV and Miyata) or will be this summer(TS V). ...
02-14-16, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,554
Posted By beech333

Do you have any Suntour Ultra 6 freewheels that...

Do you have any Suntour Ultra 6 freewheels that you might be willing to part with...something with a 24-28 tooth max cog.
02-12-16, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By beech333

I have decided to strip the components and donate...

I have decided to strip the components and donate them to 2 other projects. This will receive the parts off the other bikes, but will be a period correct frankenbike.
02-12-16, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By beech333

The brakes were weinmann 730. Crank arms are...

The brakes were weinmann 730. Crank arms are gnutti with huret rings. FD is simplex. Rd and shifter is huret. Hubs are gnutti, I think. Stem is titan. Unknown seatpost with ecco 105 saddle.
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