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09-20-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By PilotFishBob

I always use a Sharpie to write the inflation...

I always use a Sharpie to write the inflation pressure on the rear tire NDS side at the valve. I have enough bikes with enough variation that this is a necessity. But that's pretty much it.
09-18-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 58,152
Views: 8,495,098
Posted By PilotFishBob

I'm thinking the exact same, and this is a nice...

I'm thinking the exact same, and this is a nice specimen. But I already have the '72 version in 58cm with the older downtube logo. Sure, a little taller like this would be nice but - nah, I'm good....
09-13-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,587
Posted By PilotFishBob

Massive thanks to Greg as I needed to avail...

Massive thanks to Greg as I needed to avail myself of his ferry service - the hills and my lack of riding this year were not a good combination for me. :twitchy: Next year, I tells ya!!
09-06-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 39,167
Posted By PilotFishBob

Yet another poor innocent soul enticed into our...

Yet another poor innocent soul enticed into our evil clutches. Mwahaahahahha!!! :lol: Seriously, welcome to the fun Jeff.
08-30-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 58,152
Views: 8,495,098
Posted By PilotFishBob

Maybe pushing the edge on vintage, but nice,...

Maybe pushing the edge on vintage, but nice, tall, and $250. I'm not in the market but if I knew someone in the mid New York area I'd likely be asking for facilitation - I have some ideas that would...
08-28-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By PilotFishBob

Firefox isn't very tidy, I've had it happen out...

Firefox isn't very tidy, I've had it happen out of the blue on different websites including this one - incredibly annoying. Go to edit/preferences or click on the box with three lines and click...
08-28-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By PilotFishBob

Go to your browser settings and wipe the cache...

Go to your browser settings and wipe the cache for the website. That usually fixes these types of issues.
08-28-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 58,152
Views: 8,495,098
Posted By PilotFishBob

$275. Not that familiar with the NFS nor it's...

$275. Not that familiar with the NFS nor it's value but this looks pretty clean and sharp (given only two pics to inspect). Seller notes 650(?) wheels. Little Rock is a bit too far from me right...
08-20-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 773
Posted By PilotFishBob

One additional for you that may be useful - I use...

One additional for you that may be useful - I use GIMP for importing and working with / converting PDF's and other formats. It's the open source version of Photoshop, I use it on Linux and it's...
08-16-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,937
Posted By PilotFishBob

My 1970 on today's ride. ...

My 1970 on today's ride.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x750/competition_sm_3f84488d4924d86296472be7dbd2a8eb1ee34c37.jpg
08-08-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By PilotFishBob

I had the obscuration issue on my previous car, a...

I had the obscuration issue on my previous car, a Mazda 3 - the plate was part of the bumper and fully covered when the rack was up. When I had the rack on that one I just left it in the down...
08-07-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By PilotFishBob

I have those on an '84 Grand Jubilee I just...

I have those on an '84 Grand Jubilee I just listed for sale locally. I like them, easy to flip into when using the clips.
08-03-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,187
Posted By PilotFishBob

I still have too many but I have sold 5 in the...

I still have too many but I have sold 5 in the past 2 months and have brought no more in this year. Progress.
07-30-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,064
Posted By PilotFishBob

A variant of this pic may have been posted...

A variant of this pic may have been posted somewhere on the forums, can't remember. But it's the best shot of one of mine with both a rear roll and the front rando. I also have a handlebar bag I use...
07-24-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 213,461
Posted By PilotFishBob

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x1200/lg_zen_1fc015fb34b56221b112aea8480eb60d8252ee09.jpg

Gone a year and a half now. Sometimes I still wake up at night thinking she's...
07-23-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 58,152
Views: 8,495,098
Posted By PilotFishBob

Here's a marque I don't see often - 60cm Blondin...

Here's a marque I don't see often - 60cm Blondin in the Chesapeake area, $325

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/d/chesapeake-blondin-french-road-bike/7158019527.html
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07-22-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 58,152
Views: 8,495,098
Posted By PilotFishBob

The TA Professional crank was used on the '74....

The TA Professional crank was used on the '74. Both Weinmann and Universal brakes were used in that year, mine has the Unis. I've seen this one earlier, if I didn't already own one I'd have been...
07-20-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 58,152
Views: 8,495,098
Posted By PilotFishBob

Good looking Raleigh Professional for $650 in the...

Good looking Raleigh Professional for $650 in the Grand Rapids, MI area. Seller should rotate the pics though (I did in the below).
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07-18-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,478
Posted By PilotFishBob

PM inbound on the TA crank and bottom bracket.

PM inbound on the TA crank and bottom bracket.
07-11-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By PilotFishBob

I'm running VO Raids with 33mm tires and have...

I'm running VO Raids with 33mm tires and have CR-18's installed on another bike with 28's, I checked and the CR-18's are slightly wider in exterior width. With that in mind I'd think the CR-18's...
07-01-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By PilotFishBob

Yours is a beauty. :thumb: I have a 1970 -...

Yours is a beauty. :thumb: I have a 1970 - identical to yours but apparently not in the catalogue for that year. It demanded to be set up as a randonneur, and who was I to say no? Significant...
06-26-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 58,152
Views: 8,495,098
Posted By PilotFishBob

SC MkII frame/fork - $20. Assuming no hidden...

SC MkII frame/fork - $20. Assuming no hidden issues (one non-DS pic) a no-brainer. If I were near St. Louis I'd grab it for some unforeseen future project.
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06-24-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19,615
Views: 3,210,112
Posted By PilotFishBob

Wait for daylight or use a flash? No way, let's...

Wait for daylight or use a flash? No way, let's get edgy. Or something... Every photo taken with illumination from a flashlight from the looks of it.
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06-22-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,543
Posted By PilotFishBob

Poor thing. Those stays and fork - misguided...

Poor thing. Those stays and fork - misguided attempt at a fat bike conversion or just random lunacy?
06-20-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 58,152
Views: 8,495,098
Posted By PilotFishBob

Motobecane Grand Record - looks mostly original...

Motobecane Grand Record - looks mostly original other than the Novo Tipo wheelset - but quite nice at $395.
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06-17-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 58,152
Views: 8,495,098
Posted By PilotFishBob

$350 - not too bad for a Reynolds 853 Peloton. ...

$350 - not too bad for a Reynolds 853 Peloton.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/d/garden-grove-1998-schwinn-peloton/7142530024.html
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06-15-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 58,152
Views: 8,495,098
Posted By PilotFishBob

At $150 this Schwinn Volare is extremely...

At $150 this Schwinn Volare is extremely tempting. Too many bikes or not if I were in the Denver area I'd be on this.

https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/d/parker-cool-retro-10-speed/7141886335.html...
06-11-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By PilotFishBob

Like this? ...

Like this? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Schwinn-Approved-White-Sports-Tourer-Bicycle-Downtube-Decal-Set/333122803619?hash=item4d8faa97a3:g:M0cAAOxyxpxQ88Xs

Seller has different colors available. ...
06-11-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 58,152
Views: 8,495,098
Posted By PilotFishBob

$600 Paramount near Bakersfield - what can be...

$600 Paramount near Bakersfield - what can be seen in the two pics the seller posted looks pretty good, appears mostly original other than the RD. Probably worth a look-see for someone in the area. ...
06-11-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,197
Posted By PilotFishBob

Very nice, congrats on a great find! I picked up...

Very nice, congrats on a great find! I picked up a '72 a few years back, it had been hanging upside down on a wall in the owner's game room/man cave. Judging from the layer of dust on the underside...
06-10-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By PilotFishBob

I've had one for a couple of years and I like it....

I've had one for a couple of years and I like it. You probably know but the pump head usually comes from the other side of the pump around the bottom hook and plugs into the circular socket on the...
06-04-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,029
Posted By PilotFishBob

A few years ago Electra made a clone, the Ticino,...

A few years ago Electra made a clone, the Ticino, with the differences being it was stainless steel and the mount put the cage out about 1cm further from the bars. Those have popped up rarely on the...
05-31-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By PilotFishBob

I use Phil's Tenacious with a lighter oil to...

I use Phil's Tenacious with a lighter oil to reduce the viscosity a little.
05-22-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 884
Views: 148,529
Posted By PilotFishBob

How am I only just now seeing this?!? That is...

How am I only just now seeing this?!? That is ridiculously cool.
05-22-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 58,152
Views: 8,495,098
Posted By PilotFishBob

We're in the same boat - I have two...

We're in the same boat - I have two Internationals in the pipe so my Raleigh quotient is covered. I've moved 4 bikes in about 2 weeks here - but still more to go before I'm even approaching anything...
05-22-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 58,152
Views: 8,495,098
Posted By PilotFishBob

If I weren't trying to downsize I'd already have...

If I weren't trying to downsize I'd already have been wailing for a facilitator. It looks a bit bigger than 58cm - it looks great.
05-22-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By PilotFishBob

Digging the crank.

Digging the crank.
05-21-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By PilotFishBob

The gear return spring 98/A doesn't look right on...

The gear return spring 98/A doesn't look right on yours either - to be sure I checked an '84 I have here, it complies with the drawing. Odd.

Edit: My bad - my derailleur is a Pat 83, the bike is...
05-21-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By PilotFishBob

I have one myself with the 2nd bike attachment. ...

I have one myself with the 2nd bike attachment. Agreed, it works great - except with fendered bikes. I tested fit but can see that the little foam bumpers 1Up sells for adapting to those are...
05-20-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By PilotFishBob

PM inbound on the Campy caps.

PM inbound on the Campy caps.
05-20-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,829
Posted By PilotFishBob

Did this for my '85, for some reason the PO had...

Did this for my '85, for some reason the PO had removed this and the seat tube decals. Finding a decent photo of one was a bear, I had some assistance from forum members on that. I'd never previously...
05-18-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By PilotFishBob

ReneHerseCycles.com has those. Pricey, as you'd...

ReneHerseCycles.com has those. Pricey, as you'd expect.
05-17-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By PilotFishBob

That's going look very sharp when you get it...

That's going look very sharp when you get it finished, looking foward to the 'after' pics.
05-17-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By PilotFishBob

I used the sliding bracket that came with the...

I used the sliding bracket that came with the Honjos on my '70 Raleigh, no issues at all with ratting, etc. Very quiet ride.

...
05-14-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 58,152
Views: 8,495,098
Posted By PilotFishBob

Just one pic, drive side at least. $500 - If I...

Just one pic, drive side at least. $500 - If I lived in the Reno area...

https://reno.craigslist.org/bik/d/sparks-merlin/7124150138.html
...
05-13-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,875
Posted By PilotFishBob

"Why is there an unused condom in this...

"Why is there an unused condom in this handlebar???" (From last year, I put it back in for a future owner to ponder: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1187651-first-me.html)
05-11-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By PilotFishBob

I recently built a set of tubulars for my Grand...

I recently built a set of tubulars for my Grand Record with Normandy Luxe Competiton and Monthlery Route rims - the rims were NOS and the build went very smoothly. A year or so back I built up a set...
05-08-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,736
Posted By PilotFishBob

I like the ATD gel-padded gloves for the classic...

I like the ATD gel-padded gloves for the classic look when I want that. Very cushy.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x663/atd_abe406e9df706d0785b7c13542c95dee47013552.jpg

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05-08-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19,615
Views: 3,210,112
Posted By PilotFishBob

Gary Wright did 'Dream Weaver'. Gary Larson is...

Gary Wright did 'Dream Weaver'. Gary Larson is the artist behind "The Far Side". Extremely apt for this thread.... :p Edit - you meant that as a joke - my bad.
05-07-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,446
Posted By PilotFishBob

I have this exact bike converted to 9sp with...

I have this exact bike converted to 9sp with barcons and rigged for touring, very nice ride. I had the forks chromed - the rest of the bike was fine but they were scraped up and had rust. Too ugly...
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