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08-13-20, 11:59 AM
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Posted By ramzilla

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1987 Centurion Ironman with new 130/100mm wheel set and super cheap-o 2x7...
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Views: 180
Posted By ramzilla

Very interesting. Looks like diamond frame racing...

Very interesting. Looks like diamond frame racing geometry. But, it's got threaded eyelets on the dropouts. And, Exage is usually 6 speed not 5 speed. Unicrown fork makes it at least mid 80's or,...
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Views: 224
Posted By ramzilla

That looks like it's in very fine condition. (I'm...

That looks like it's in very fine condition. (I'm only counting a 3 x 8 drivetrain from pictures). I'd start high. You can always come down in price. But, you can never ask for more. Try for $950.
08-09-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By ramzilla

7 speed Shimano trigger shifters are pretty cheap...

7 speed Shimano trigger shifters are pretty cheap & work just as good as grip shifters. Plus, you can use big soft black foam grips with trigger shifters.
08-09-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,094
Posted By ramzilla

Sometimes I think that the only reason my parents...

Sometimes I think that the only reason my parents had kids was to have little slaves for rubbing and scraping off old paint and restoring old beat up stuff. It's probably all due to the fact that the...
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By ramzilla

The Fuji Sport 12 ladies bike sounds like an...

The Fuji Sport 12 ladies bike sounds like an older item & will take longer to sell. The Trek 720 has better name recognition and will go faster. Maybe $125 for the Fuji & $225 for the Trek. Or, you...
08-08-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By ramzilla

I could only find this one old picture of my...

I could only find this one old picture of my original 700 Multitrack. I remember it originally came equipped with grip shifters & plastic brake levers & plastic cantilever brake calipers. I got it on...
08-08-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,473
Posted By ramzilla

Then, there's...

Then, there's teal........................................................................
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08-08-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,473
Posted By ramzilla

Yellow bikes always come in second. ...

Yellow bikes always come in second.

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08-08-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,473
Posted By ramzilla

Red bikes score higher than other colors. ...

Red bikes score higher than other colors.
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Views: 446
Posted By ramzilla

Anything under $300 for a high quality top of the...

Anything under $300 for a high quality top of the line Japanese bike is good.
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Views: 339
Posted By ramzilla

It looks like a complete bike with the original...

It looks like a complete bike with the original front & rear reflectors. Pretty green paint job. (I can't believe the poor quality of brake cable routing). I think the value depends mostly on the...
08-08-20, 10:34 AM
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Views: 78
Posted By ramzilla

Upright Bars for threadless stem

This is the first time I've converted a late model drop bar bike (with threadless clamp on stem) to upright handlebars. Added new stem, bars, 7 speed trigger shifters, brake levers, grips, cables...
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Views: 480
Posted By ramzilla

It's got cantilever brakes and, would be good for...

It's got cantilever brakes and, would be good for hilly terrain. Looks good. Refurbished with new consumables. I wouldn't take less than $250 for it. But ask for as much as you can.
08-06-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,403
Posted By ramzilla

He looks at lot like my old pal Skipper. He's got...

He looks at lot like my old pal Skipper. He's got some brown on his legs. So, he's a pretty tri-color collie. Probably too smart for his own good & scared of his own shadow. I look forward to when I...
08-06-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,174
Posted By ramzilla

Been using this for years. Waterproof. Thick....

Been using this for years. Waterproof. Thick. Loose ballbearings stay put when you're re-assemblng things. It's all good.
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08-06-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 341
Posted By ramzilla

If you're a big fellow then always inflate your...

If you're a big fellow then always inflate your tires to the maximum recommended pressure listed on the side of the tire. 2" tires = 65 psi, 1.5" = 75psi, 38mm = 80psi, 32mm = 85psi, 25mm = 100psi....
08-06-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,505
Posted By ramzilla

We're living in a disposable world where nothing...

We're living in a disposable world where nothing gets repaired because nobody knows how to do it & it's just not worth it anymore. So sad. Such a shame - when somebody tosses a whole bike in the...
08-06-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,403
Posted By ramzilla

You've got a very pretty dog. A beautiful border...

You've got a very pretty dog. A beautiful border collie. There is nothing more loyal on God's green earth than a collie dog.
08-06-20, 07:25 PM
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Posted By ramzilla

Here it is again. Great Googly Moogly!!! ...

Here it is again. Great Googly Moogly!!!

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08-06-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 671
Posted By ramzilla

Here's the thing: I don't know where to start,...

Here's the thing: I don't know where to start, other than I figure I have about $750 to $1000 to spend.

You can either get a brand new bike or really excellent quality used bike for that much...
08-06-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 78,372
Posted By ramzilla

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My last pair of new 27" ProTeks. Hope I can still find some of these in the...
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Views: 5,050
Posted By ramzilla

Oh well. All things must pass. I'm selling my...

Oh well. All things must pass. I'm selling my beloved American Flyer. It's currently sporting a set of very heavy duty 27" wheels off of an old Raleigh Kodiak and some bullet proof Michelin Pro-Tek...
08-05-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By ramzilla

Good quality tubes are always a little harder to...

Good quality tubes are always a little harder to find than the ordinary cheap Asian stuff. Thank goodness I always stock up on tubes. My recommendation is to always buy 2x or 4x more than needed. Be...
08-05-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By ramzilla

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I run them on my upright hybrid bike. They're mounted on 27" rims on an old...
08-05-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By ramzilla

If your bike frame has enough space and, you want...

If your bike frame has enough space and, you want a bigger more comfortable tire try out the Michelin Pro-Tek. The smallest size they come in is 32mm. I've got no idea about availability.
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08-05-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By ramzilla

Since moving out of my spacious ranch last year,...

Since moving out of my spacious ranch last year, I've moved into a home with a much smaller two car garage. I use inexpensive rubber coated bicycle hooks you get at Home Depot or Lowes. Got a little...
Replies: 21
Views: 654
Posted By ramzilla

Yes. 25mm is a good standard size for road...

Yes. 25mm is a good standard size for road riding. Plenty of choices in that size too.
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Views: 654
Posted By ramzilla

If you're going to keep the drop bars on it & use...

If you're going to keep the drop bars on it & use it as a fast riding racing style bike I would just keep with 23 or 25mm tires. If it's a bike that you want to ride around on mixed surfaces I would...
08-04-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,891
Posted By ramzilla

BITD the magic number was 20lbs. for a steel...

BITD the magic number was 20lbs. for a steel bike. And, there were plenty of them. Bottecchia, Peugeot, Gitane, Paramount, Colnago and, many more.
08-04-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By ramzilla

If it's a square taper crankset then, tighten the...

If it's a square taper crankset then, tighten the crank arm bolts to "star torque" (tighten the damn bolts until you see stars). Then, check the chainring bolts. Tighten them to "spot torque". All...
08-04-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By ramzilla

Sorry, no mistakes made. All these bikes...

Sorry, no mistakes made. All these bikes functioned better than new. That's it. That's all. Done deal. Be good. Have fun.
08-03-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By ramzilla

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08-03-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By ramzilla

Drop bar brake levers will not work on upright...

Drop bar brake levers will not work on upright bars. When you convert from drop bars to upright bars you always have to install new stem, handlebar, levers, shifters, grips & cables. It's really not...
08-03-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 922
Posted By ramzilla

This is what works for me with my high pressure...

This is what works for me with my high pressure tires:
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08-03-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By ramzilla

The only thing I would be concerned about is the...

The only thing I would be concerned about is the proper mounting of new tubes & tires. The most important step being installation of quality rim tape. Once the new tires are mounted and pressurized...
08-03-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By ramzilla

We used to have a joke about bolt torque back in...

We used to have a joke about bolt torque back in the day when I was building radio, microwave, and, radar towers out in the middle of nowhere. It went something like this: What's the difference...
08-03-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,473
Posted By ramzilla

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Keep your vintage bike in the living room & clean it with furniture polish.
08-03-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,061
Posted By ramzilla

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Posted By ramzilla

Oh my, that is one big horse of a bike. All nice...

Oh my, that is one big horse of a bike. All nice and clean. Original reflectors on the frame and wheels front & back. Probably got the original tires on it too. Looks like nobody ever rode it. And no...
Replies: 31
Views: 995
Posted By ramzilla

Bullhorn handlebars can't be original. Brake...

Bullhorn handlebars can't be original. Brake hoods are all wrong. Spray bombed. Center pull brakes. Fork crowns. Triple chain rings. 6 speed rear cogset with a modern rear derailleur. Quite a mash...
08-02-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By ramzilla

If you know it's 700c diameter then the only...

If you know it's 700c diameter then the only other critical dimension is the OLD spacing. Common sizes are 126mm, 130mm, & 135mm. 130's being the most common for 7, 8, & 9 speed bikes. Also make sure...
Replies: 21
Views: 654
Posted By ramzilla

Kuwahara is one of the oldest bicycle...

Kuwahara is one of the oldest bicycle manufacturers on earth that's still in business today. Their stuff doesn't attract much attention but, they produce very fine bikes. A Kuwahara hand built in the...
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By ramzilla

This isn't a Centurion but, it's similar....

This isn't a Centurion but, it's similar. Handlebars are Dimension brand 600mm wide, 70mm rise, 50 degree sweep. Riser stem is some no name part I got off ebay. I've been converting drop bars to...
07-31-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By ramzilla

I always start with a soft sponge and dawn dish...

I always start with a soft sponge and dawn dish washing soap. Soap it up real good and rinse out the sponge and rub it again. Then dry it off with a soft towel. Then, put on some latex gloves. Open a...
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By ramzilla

Somebody must have gone through that bike &...

Somebody must have gone through that bike & upgraded it at some point. I would be surprised if it came factory original with red cable covers. Also looks like it might have "chopped" quill pedals....
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By ramzilla

The frame, fork, stem, cranks, seat post &...

The frame, fork, stem, cranks, seat post & handlebars are well worth $50 or more. (Front wheel looks fubar). If the frame is nice & straight I would grab that in a heartbeat. I just sold this very...
07-30-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By ramzilla

Well............. there's one more really...

Well............. there's one more really inexpensive solution that I use. Rubber coated steel bicycle hooks in the ceiling. Put front wheel in hook. Allows rear wheel & drivetrain to operate...
07-29-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By ramzilla

I got one of these and, I'm very pleased with it....

I got one of these and, I'm very pleased with it. I can operate the drivetrain, adjust derailleur cables, & lube a chain pretty easy with it. Good stuff.
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07-29-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 690
Posted By ramzilla

10 bikes hanging in a 10' space. Each bike...

10 bikes hanging in a 10' space. Each bike staggered hanging front wheel then rear wheel. No problemo.
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