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06-15-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,946
Posted By scozim

Well that looks familiar. This is the 1984 I got...

Well that looks familiar. This is the 1984 I got from my brother free last fall. It's now my yard sale bike. Comfortable, stable ride. Far from fast, but also far from slow. A few adjustments...
06-14-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,077
Posted By scozim

I've retired a couple of cranks with cracks...

I've retired a couple of cranks with cracks similar to those. One heavier rider I know here crashed a few years ago as he stood to accelerate and the crank arm broke. He ended up with a concussion...
05-30-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By scozim

Great looking bike. My Olympic came off the wall...

Great looking bike. My Olympic came off the wall a couple of weeks ago for a few rides. Agree, with bikemig, it's nice to see these high end Gitanes popping up recently. They have a really nice...
05-28-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By scozim

PM sent

PM sent
05-27-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 24,357
Views: 2,267,517
Posted By scozim

30.5 miles on my 1981 Nishiki Maxima. Longest...

30.5 miles on my 1981 Nishiki Maxima. Longest ride after the C5/C6 fusion in January. Other than some sore muscles it went great.
05-27-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By scozim

Nice Campagnolo high flange track hubs

Set of Campagnolo 1036 high flange track hubs 36h. These were mounted to a set of Mavic GL280 rims but never ridden. I can ship the spokes with them too if desired. $110 shipped Sold
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05-27-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By scozim

Campagnolo English thread bb - $15 Sold ...

Campagnolo English thread bb - $15 Sold

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Freewheels - to be cleaned before shipping. I've only had one on my bikes. The others...
05-27-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By scozim

Parts sale - pedals, freewheels, LX fd, barends

I've spotted another bike I'd be interested in (I must be crazy, I know. And, yes, it's French). Got some parts up for sale that I'm not planning on using. All prices are shipped. Everything will be...
05-26-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,605
Posted By scozim

Will be back fresh from another of my daughter's...

Will be back fresh from another of my daughter's softball tournaments but should definitely be able to spare a couple of hours to ride with you all. Looking forward to it.
05-17-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 703,660
Posted By scozim

In Honolulu for a few days for my oldest...

In Honolulu for a few days for my oldest daughter's wedding (first for our family). This is the view from our rental home.
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05-14-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,839
Posted By scozim

I'm not usually a matte paint fan - but I like...

I'm not usually a matte paint fan - but I like the look of that, alot.
05-08-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,086
Posted By scozim

Excellent score. That should ride great once...

Excellent score. That should ride great once it's refurbished.
05-06-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,115
Posted By scozim

1984 Gitane Sprint - it's back to having a proper...

1984 Gitane Sprint - it's back to having a proper stem now

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1984 Gitane Tour...
05-06-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By scozim

It's definitely a Tange headset. The bike is...

It's definitely a Tange headset. The bike is definitely in need of a good overhaul after sitting for 15 yrs
05-06-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By scozim

From memory I think that may have been the bike...

From memory I think that may have been the bike shop sticker but I didn't pay that much attention to it. Sorry.

The post above about KOM Touring has me curious especially because of the double...
05-06-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By scozim

Some more photos: ...

Some more photos:

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05-06-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By scozim

Inspected the bike this morning. I've got to say...

Inspected the bike this morning. I've got to say it's pretty nice. Wish I was in the market. 53cm frame with paint in quite good shape. My size but I'm not really in the market right now. There's a...
05-04-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By scozim

Mercian ID help

Well, another call from a bike shop customer who was given my number because she has a vintage bike. I need to talk to the shop owner about this. In any case, I will probably inspect this on...
05-01-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 101,147
Posted By scozim

Thanks - I prefer the Sakae version as it's a...

Thanks - I prefer the Sakae version as it's a little lighter.
04-29-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 101,147
Posted By scozim

Have: Sakae CR triple crankset 175 mm arms. It...

Have: Sakae CR triple crankset 175 mm arms. It could use the anodizing stripped off the arms.

ISO: Sakae CR triple crankset with 170mm arms.

Willing to trade just the arms and I keep the...
04-18-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,594
Posted By scozim

That's a really cool Peugeot. One of my grail...

That's a really cool Peugeot. One of my grail bikes is the PY10FC. Any idea on the date of this - I would suspect 90's just based on the decals.
04-16-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,594
Posted By scozim

Very cool - looking forward to other pics...

Very cool - looking forward to other pics including that Peugeot that was on the back of the car.
04-15-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,901
Posted By scozim

Homeless story on Rebecca Twigg

Saw this article today in the Seattle Times...
04-14-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 99,204
Posted By scozim

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I've ridden Sprinters and Sprinter Gatorskins for the past 6-7 yrs or so...
04-14-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 594,721
Posted By scozim

Finished (just need bar tape) up the free UO-9...

Finished (just need bar tape) up the free UO-9 from last weekend. Gonna give it to a kid who used to live with us and wants to commute to work this spring and summer. Told him to ride this first...
04-13-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 101,147
Posted By scozim

Not sure how easy these are to come by but...

Not sure how easy these are to come by but looking for a 24.0 ally Laprade style seat post.
04-13-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 126,222
Posted By scozim

Started working on cleaning up the free UO9 from...

Started working on cleaning up the free UO9 from last weekend. Pulled off the steel wheelset and will swap in the Rigida alloy unit from last fall's PH10. The brake levers with suicide bars were...
04-08-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,686
Posted By scozim

Great looking bike! And you route your cables...

Great looking bike! And you route your cables from the bar end shifters like I do. Nice and clean.
04-07-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By scozim

So, here's a question on the Stronglight 99 -...

So, here's a question on the Stronglight 99 - does it take a separate extractor to pull the cranks like the 93?
04-07-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By scozim

The nice thing is it was free. He doesn't do it...

The nice thing is it was free. He doesn't do it very often. Usually just calls me and says "I have an old Gitane, mixte, parts, etc if you're interested". Since it was French he probably decided...
04-07-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,169
Posted By scozim

I think the Gitane gold of the early 70's is...

I think the Gitane gold of the early 70's is stunning if done right.

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04-06-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By scozim

Yep, but still less than my 87 Trek 800 Antelope...

Yep, but still less than my 87 Trek 800 Antelope that I use for yard sales occasionally. That thing is a tank
04-06-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By scozim

I guess I have a reputation - Peugeot stuff

I guess I've got a good reputation with the LBS owner here in town. 'On my way to my daughter's high school double header today I get a text from my wife to call some lady about a bike. I guess she...
03-31-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By scozim

Definitely ride better than clinchers. Maybe a...

Definitely ride better than clinchers. Maybe a little stiffer than normal Sprinters but not by much. The tubular ride is so nice I've got them on 6 different bikes.

Here's a review that helped me...
03-31-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By scozim

I picked up a set of Sprinter Gatorskin tubulars...

I picked up a set of Sprinter Gatorskin tubulars last year and really like them. They're a little heavier but ride great over the tougher chip seal areas we have around here on our roads. I would...
03-31-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By scozim

Glad to hear the recovery is progressing - stay...

Glad to hear the recovery is progressing - stay patient.
03-31-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By scozim

I've probably bought 12 of them of the years...

I've probably bought 12 of them of the years (usually in sets of 6). I like the look and have had maybe two that felt lumpy while riding. I just threw those out - at roughly $18 a tire it was the...
03-30-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 958
Posted By scozim

That is stunning.

That is stunning.
03-24-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By scozim

Service and cycling - a great combo

I just have to say how much I enjoy the customer service that, for the most part, I have found well above other industries. From the local bike shops I have frequented and their willingness to help,...
03-23-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 126,222
Posted By scozim

Picked up what look to be never used Sampson...

Picked up what look to be never used Sampson Stratics pedals today. They’ll go on the Nishiki Maxima today. Yeah, the cleats on the shoes are a pain but I really like the pedals
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03-20-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,530
Posted By scozim

Thanks. That seat post binder bolt is driving...

Thanks. That seat post binder bolt is driving me nuts and I will definitely replace it.
03-19-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,530
Posted By scozim

Thanks for the suggestion. Three straight days...

Thanks for the suggestion. Three straight days of riding the bike and I'm happy with what I put on it. Rides great, handles great and looks great.
03-17-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13,791
Views: 1,212,276
Posted By scozim

20 shakedown miles for the Nishiki Maxima today. ...

20 shakedown miles for the Nishiki Maxima today. Third ride of the week and I can feel the fitness already coming back. Nowhere near where it was a few years ago but definitely better. Zero...
03-17-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,530
Posted By scozim

Took it out for a 20 mile shake down this...

Took it out for a 20 mile shake down this afternoon. All the roads here are chip seal. Definitely felt like it didn't absorb the road imperfections as much as the Super Vitus or Vitus 979 frames. ...
03-17-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,530
Posted By scozim

Thanks T-Mar T-Mar. I'm definitely curious to...

Thanks T-Mar T-Mar. I'm definitely curious to see how this bike compares to my PX-10, Vitus 979 and Super Vitus framed bikes. It's the only Columbus framed ride I have.
03-16-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2,364
Views: 447,139
Posted By scozim

Latest project - 1982-ish rare Nishiki Maxima....

Latest project - 1982-ish rare Nishiki Maxima. These were Italian built frames for Nishiki (reportedly designed and spec'd by Colnago).
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03-16-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 77,182
Posted By scozim

Built up the Nishiki Maxima today ...

Built up the Nishiki Maxima today

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03-16-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,530
Posted By scozim

My wife and girls headed to San Francisco...

My wife and girls headed to San Francisco yesterday for a short vacation before the spring and summer crazy life begins. After some honey do's this morning it was over to the shop to finally put this...
03-15-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,028
Posted By scozim

I am hoping too but the only weekend I have is...

I am hoping too but the only weekend I have is June 15/16 or August - and the latter is hot and dusty - similar to the ride last year. I'm in Colorado in July for a car show

Or we do it next year...
03-15-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24,357
Views: 2,267,517
Posted By scozim

To tell you the truth I didn't even try the...

To tell you the truth I didn't even try the drops. I'm so out of shape I was on the hoods the whole ride. I'm 9 weeks post op. The neck was definitely sore when I got done with the ride but within...
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