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Posted By SurferRosa

That would be the first thing I'd upgrade.

That would be the first thing I'd upgrade.
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Posted By SurferRosa

Raise the seatpost and mount a period correct...

Raise the seatpost and mount a period correct saddle. Flip the bike around and take the nicest photos you can manage of the drive side. Make it look like it's ready to ride. If you're in a place with...
07-13-20, 07:06 PM
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Views: 352
Posted By SurferRosa

Sold two bikes this year a week after listing...

Sold two bikes this year a week after listing them. One of them, I couldn't sell last year for my asking price.

Can't really find a vintage lightweight locally that is "in the money" to flip....
07-13-20, 04:18 PM
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Posted By SurferRosa

natterberry, that looks like a short cage...

natterberry, that looks like a short cage Cyclone. Is that gonna work?
07-13-20, 11:23 AM
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Posted By SurferRosa

I think I over-watered this potted plant outside...

I think I over-watered this potted plant outside my door. It has withered. My little bear doesn't mind. First time I've seen him in there...

https://i.imgur.com/PUCLQKS.jpg
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Views: 434
Posted By SurferRosa

Ask Andy_K about that bizarro triple/Lepree...

Ask Andy_K about that bizarro triple/Lepree setup. :foo: This is like one of his bikes, but in shrinky dink form.
07-12-20, 08:33 PM
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Views: 311
Posted By SurferRosa

To verify it's a rim issue, switch out the wheels...

To verify it's a rim issue, switch out the wheels to test.
07-12-20, 08:24 PM
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Views: 559,612
Posted By SurferRosa

Two 27x1 1/8" Paselas from Walmart. Didn't...

Two 27x1 1/8" Paselas from Walmart.

Didn't want to buy from Walmart, but it was the best total price I found online, $63.
07-12-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,222
Posted By SurferRosa

Sounds like an easy and simple solution. ...

Sounds like an easy and simple solution.

I've never used a threadless square taper bb. But, just thinking about it ... if it works as well as the threaded cartridge bb in which we're all familiar...
07-12-20, 03:57 AM
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Posted By SurferRosa

Sure helps to use a mid- or (in your case)...

Sure helps to use a mid- or (in your case) long-cage rd.

A short cage, like Nuovo Record or Sprint rd can't easily support such a wide gap in required chain length between the two rings.
07-11-20, 12:52 AM
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Posted By SurferRosa

Inner tube that is the wrong size and has a...

Inner tube that is the wrong size and has a smooth, not threaded stem like I wanted, dagnabit.
07-10-20, 04:18 PM
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Posted By SurferRosa

"Great minds ..."

"Great minds ..."
07-10-20, 04:16 PM
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Posted By SurferRosa

For Andy_K ... ...

For Andy_K ...

https://i.imgur.com/NGsQAkhg.jpg
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07-10-20, 03:59 PM
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Posted By SurferRosa

Yeah, uh, not sure. We can discuss. Bring herb....

Yeah, uh, not sure. We can discuss. Bring herb.

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btw, youse guys, when you mention someone and want his attention or response, you need to write out the name (after using the @ sign). Don't...
07-09-20, 10:44 PM
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Posted By SurferRosa

:thumb:

:thumb:
07-09-20, 10:38 PM
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Posted By SurferRosa

Good to hear. :thumb:

Good to hear. :thumb:
07-09-20, 06:50 PM
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Posted By SurferRosa

I'd use the nicest, chromed Sunrace freewheel I...

I'd use the nicest, chromed Sunrace freewheel I could find on ebay.

Your brakes should work great with new cable, housing, kool-stops, and perfectly true rims.
07-09-20, 05:52 PM
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Views: 869
Posted By SurferRosa

Well, I can tell ya, ten percent feels like a lot...

Well, I can tell ya, ten percent feels like a lot if you're really used to a 42t small ring and suddenly change to 39t. I mentioned this to Wildwood a while back: it's like you're getting electric...
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Posted By SurferRosa

Nice looking frame, but the components look crap....

Nice looking frame, but the components look crap. Rims appear to be steel.

$50
07-09-20, 12:46 PM
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Posted By SurferRosa

Your low gear from the 32/24 combo is 35 gear...

Your low gear from the 32/24 combo is 35 gear inches. A 42/28 combo from a double would have given 39 inches, not too far off.
07-08-20, 05:30 PM
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Posted By SurferRosa

Took too many hours to overhaul the rd, but got...

Took too many hours to overhaul the rd, but got 'er done.

https://i.imgur.com/KJ9Grwe.jpg

It didn't have a stop pin (grub screw). I found one in my bin, but I think it's too long. So I found an...
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Views: 581
Posted By SurferRosa

Seems fair for the right buyer looking for...

Seems fair for the right buyer looking for something like this.

Many a Trek owner/collector would love to grab all those nos components for his own 412.
07-08-20, 12:28 PM
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Posted By SurferRosa

I was born with a cycling cap and greasepaint...

I was born with a cycling cap and greasepaint moustache, so it was more "retro groucho."
07-08-20, 12:43 AM
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Views: 244
Posted By SurferRosa

Well, yeah. This thing has been to war. ...

Well, yeah. This thing has been to war. Probably on the hot desert sands of Northern Africa by the look of the french fit and camo bar tape. That it has survived at all is a testament to man's...
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Views: 586
Posted By SurferRosa

Thanks. I didn't know that law. I guess it...

Thanks. I didn't know that law. I guess it could be worse, like requiring a rainbow wig.

I assume there are ways around it, like keeping your front light on the bars and your red blinky on your...
07-07-20, 12:53 PM
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Posted By SurferRosa

I'm going the opposite direction, replacing all...

I'm going the opposite direction, replacing all my 38s with 40s. It gets expensive. So I'm taking my time.
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Posted By SurferRosa

I can understand not having two lights after...

I can understand not having two lights after dark, that's a common practice. One white in the front and a flashing red one in the rear.

But reflectors? :lol:
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Views: 586
Posted By SurferRosa

:lol: How do they know your bike ever had...

:lol:

How do they know your bike ever had reflectors? Do they fine you for the reflectors they think are missing during daylight hours?
07-07-20, 03:14 AM
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Views: 2,349
Posted By SurferRosa

Feels like I'm the only one here over 5'10"...

Feels like I'm the only one here over 5'10" riding 56cm frames. <sadface>
07-07-20, 03:06 AM
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Views: 331
Posted By SurferRosa

You can find Sun m13ii rims in black for around...

You can find Sun m13ii rims in black for around $40 shipped. I think they come in 27", 700c, and both 32h and 36h. I think they're an upgrade over the heavy Matrix rims and would work well with a...
07-07-20, 02:53 AM
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Views: 1,151
Posted By SurferRosa

Just bought a Sunlite tube (700x25-30 with 32mm...

Just bought a Sunlite tube (700x25-30 with 32mm presta valve) on ebay for $7.39 total.
07-06-20, 10:32 PM
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Views: 303
Posted By SurferRosa

I use a little JB Weld in the groove. Had to do...

I use a little JB Weld in the groove. Had to do this on both my Victory derailleurs.
07-06-20, 02:56 PM
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Views: 303
Posted By SurferRosa

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https://www.bikeman.com/images/stories/RepairTechInfo/cable_heads.jpg

The first two are road brake cable. The middle is mtn bike brake cable. The last two are derailleur cable. The last,...
07-05-20, 11:37 PM
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Posted By SurferRosa

1980 56cm Columbus SL Trek 900 series -- $600 obo...

1980 56cm Columbus SL Trek 900 series -- $600 obo

The original owner listed his project on craigs/bike parts, so it may go unnoticed...
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Views: 586
Posted By SurferRosa

I'd get it a little more ride-ready with fresh...

I'd get it a little more ride-ready with fresh tires and remove all the reflectors. Ride it a little to determine if you still want to sell. If so, wipe it down real well, and take great pics of...
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Views: 437
Posted By SurferRosa

Mos def. And a touring saddle, maybe an...

Mos def. And a touring saddle, maybe an inexpensive Avocet if you can find one. And a new chain. Maybe even new black cotton bar tape. Remove the reflector. Drop the top tube clamps in some naval...
07-05-20, 06:29 PM
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Views: 1,444
Posted By SurferRosa

Why does each one remind me of the movie The Fly?...

Why does each one remind me of the movie The Fly? Like they each teleported with something either awful or unnecessary.
07-05-20, 11:53 AM
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Views: 279
Posted By SurferRosa

Just respace (cold set) the frame normally. There...

Just respace (cold set) the frame normally. There are two basic home methods. Sheldon uses a 2x4. The new youtube guys use a long bolt in the dropouts and a series of nuts and washers. (I think this...
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Posted By SurferRosa

$50 tops for the derailleurs/shifters and another...

$50 tops for the derailleurs/shifters and another $50 for the wheelset.
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Views: 437
Posted By SurferRosa

In my market, it wouldn't last a week at $300. I...

In my market, it wouldn't last a week at $300. I think it would sell at $400.
07-05-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By SurferRosa

Dent, tick, or bump? A "tiny dent" generally...

Dent, tick, or bump?

A "tiny dent" generally would not be detected while riding unless it's brushing the pad. How would it?

A "tick" in the rear wheel is generally a word used for a sound heard...
07-05-20, 07:50 AM
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Views: 284,926
Posted By SurferRosa

^ Good looking International, natterberry. ...

^ Good looking International, natterberry.

Looking at your concert poster and location tells me you might be an Uncle Tupelo fan.?.
07-05-20, 07:39 AM
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Views: 118
Posted By SurferRosa

Sometimes the tooth of the keyed washer moves out...

Sometimes the tooth of the keyed washer moves out of its groove in the steerer toward the threads. In order to more easily remove the washer, you need to twist its tooth back toward the groove and...
07-05-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By SurferRosa

You should be able to feel a dent in the rim's...

You should be able to feel a dent in the rim's brake surface. What do you mean by "tick"? Is that a sound you hear? Is the brake surface touching a brake pad? If it is a sound, and the rim isn't...
07-04-20, 10:31 PM
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Views: 528
Posted By SurferRosa

The cat's least favorite evening.

The cat's least favorite evening.
07-04-20, 02:20 PM
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Posted By SurferRosa

ISO: 27x1 1/8" gumwall Paselas (lightly used)

ISO: 27x1 1/8" gumwall Paselas (lightly used)
07-03-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,015
Posted By SurferRosa

The Tusken Raider mask looks a little out of...

The Tusken Raider mask looks a little out of place, at least on a c&v ride.

​​​​​​​I can understand with your modern carbon bike.
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Views: 842
Posted By SurferRosa

You're more kind than me. I woulda gone with "I'm...

You're more kind than me. I woulda gone with "I'm currently doing 5-to-10 and need to kill a few hours between the yard and the cell each day" thing.
07-03-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3,345
Views: 284,926
Posted By SurferRosa

Yay! Thank god for a new project. Everything has...

Yay! Thank god for a new project. Everything has been so expensive, I haven't been able to afford anything to flip. The "almost original" owner delivered this Windsor Super Carrera to me from way...
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By SurferRosa

After seeing the pics, this is not a project I...

After seeing the pics, this is not a project I would wish on anyone new to flipping vintage bikes.
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