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06-09-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 853
Posted By Insidious C.

Scrape the chain stay where you think the crack...

Scrape the chain stay where you think the crack is. That may just be plating separating from the tube.

Seat post- man that is ugly! Remove *all* the paint in that region to see the real extent of...
06-05-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 558
Posted By Insidious C.

If that's a boom era px10 the cable routing was...

If that's a boom era px10 the cable routing was changed too, including stay braze on. I can't tell from the pic- 52telecaster are rear dropouts Simplex?
06-05-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 760,640
Posted By Insidious C.

I picked this 85 Trek 720 a few months ago. Racks...

I picked this 85 Trek 720 a few months ago. Racks were not included but luckily I had on hand some nice front and rear touring racks (Blackburn and Tubus) and the pictured B17. If I go missing from...
06-01-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Insidious C.

mrv Soma Sutro: 180 x 100 x 22.2 x 25.4 very...

mrv
Soma Sutro: 180 x 100 x 22.2 x 25.4 very good condition $33 shipped
Technomic A: 11(inches) x 90 x 22.2 x 25.4 good condition $28 shipped
Technomic B: 9(inches) x 110 x 22.2 x 25.4 fair...
06-01-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Insidious C.

I've got a couple of rider condition Technomics...

I've got a couple of rider condition Technomics and a super nice Sutro. I will wander out to the garage on my lunch break to check sizing.
05-30-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 368
Posted By Insidious C.

Milwaukee universal remover tool. :fred:

Milwaukee universal remover tool. :fred:
Replies: 26
Views: 1,136
Posted By Insidious C.

I just sold a yellow/white 87 IM Master for $250...

I just sold a yellow/white 87 IM Master for $250 last weekend in Portland. It was a garage queen with exceptional paint and components. The negatives: one tire was original (33 years old) and the...
05-27-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By Insidious C.

And just to muddy the waters a little more, here...

And just to muddy the waters a little more, here are pics of the Sequoia (https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/17981180) in all its rusty splendor. Seat tube is a whopping 18.75 CTC. As per post #2...
05-27-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,982
Posted By Insidious C.

If you explore the C&V forum just a little you...

If you explore the C&V forum just a little you will see many examples of gentrified go-fast bikes. Flat bars with trigger shifters, upward angled stems and saddles meant for upright comfort are...
05-25-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 695
Posted By Insidious C.

I'm done with trusting shops to not screw up even...

I'm done with trusting shops to not screw up even a simple job. I vote build it yourself.
05-23-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 534
Posted By Insidious C.

Lovely! The (unofficial) rule is only apologize...

Lovely! The (unofficial) rule is only apologize for *not* posting pics. :)
05-21-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By Insidious C.

ATM there are four Sequoias in "inventory." I...

ATM there are four Sequoias in "inventory." I guess you could say a small forest. :o

The FD is (faux endless) band mount as are the shifters, Cyclone M-II and GT RD. Brakes are Superbe....
05-19-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 848
Posted By Insidious C.

Welcome to Bike Forums! Parts are cheaper here,...

Welcome to Bike Forums! Parts are cheaper here, generally, than ebay. By all means enjoy it. I have found my Daccordi, owned since new, to have an amazingly durable finish. Just wash the dirt off...
05-17-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By Insidious C.

Procrastination pays off - Sequoia parts bike

A couple of years ago I acquired a mistreated 82 Specialized Sequoia. Frame, fork and headset were the only original parts, and the fork looked bent. I took it to l'atelier de gugie, where the...
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Insidious C.

That looks like a pretty nice frame, good...

That looks like a pretty nice frame, good condition and decent components. I'd say good price for someone over 6ft tall.
05-05-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 56,980
Views: 8,212,770
Posted By Insidious C.

Trek ('81 616?) Colorado Springs Goodwill (auction)

link (https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/92351048)

22.5 inch. Current bid $28.

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05-02-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 922
Posted By Insidious C.

There is an example of that BB cutout in the...

There is an example of that BB cutout in the drain hole thread. Nishiki.
04-25-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 284,960
Posted By Insidious C.

Nemosengineer my kind of project. An the valves-...

Nemosengineer my kind of project. An the valves- from the Nautilus?
04-19-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 685
Posted By Insidious C.

Interesting story. It must have been a worthy...

Interesting story. It must have been a worthy bike to take you from San Francisco to LA! If it were me, I might research Japanese brands from the 60's and look for pictures that jogged my memory....
Replies: 46
Views: 2,343
Posted By Insidious C.

Note to self: Keep an eye open for $250...

Note to self: Keep an eye open for $250 claimed-to-be Cinellis.
Replies: 46
Views: 2,343
Posted By Insidious C.

Here is a link to OP's photo album...

Here is a link to OP's photo album (https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/17493846)
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By Insidious C.

Your Daccordi is a model called Griffe. The fancy...

Your Daccordi is a model called Griffe. The fancy lugs and SLX lugs are nice features. I think the $1,800 number may be a bit high, however.
04-16-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 56,980
Views: 8,212,770
Posted By Insidious C.

Identical bike (maybe the same bike) was up on...

Identical bike (maybe the same bike) was up on Portland CL for a long time, last I saw sub $200.
04-14-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 56,980
Views: 8,212,770
Posted By Insidious C.

Norman Fay touring bike in PDX $190 looks 58cm

link to CL ad (https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/bik/d/portland-norman-fay-bike/7108196987.html)

Not something you see every day.
...
04-11-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By Insidious C.

Judging from the pic and the smile on your face,...

Judging from the pic and the smile on your face, I would say it's a perfect fit. Ride on! :)
04-09-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By Insidious C.

2 inside circle is 82. 3 inside circle is 83. 32...

2 inside circle is 82. 3 inside circle is 83. 32 inside circle is an anomaly.

Here is an 84 Triomphe crank:...
04-07-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,102
Posted By Insidious C.

I got the idea from the movie "Pet...

I got the idea from the movie "Pet Sematary."
04-07-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,102
Posted By Insidious C.

Bike in garden. Oh! I thought you meant *in* the...

Bike in garden. Oh! I thought you meant *in* the garden!


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03-29-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By Insidious C.

It may not be a Raleigh, but I can say I own a 74...

It may not be a Raleigh, but I can say I own a 74 International. :)
03-27-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 981
Posted By Insidious C.

I did one like that (Jobst Brandt) and was able...

I did one like that (Jobst Brandt) and was able to make a noticeable improvement. It took very little time and the fork stayed in the frame.

Recently I had fork that the wheel wasn't centered in...
03-27-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,962
Posted By Insidious C.

You can stop updating now. You have already...

You can stop updating now. You have already achieved a state of perfection!
03-27-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,207
Posted By Insidious C.

My thoughts on avoiding "sinking a ton of money...

My thoughts on avoiding "sinking a ton of money into repair and replacement parts:"

Identify a few bike models that would be ideal for you before you go shopping. This way you wont have to change...
03-26-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By Insidious C.

Don't let it bother you. Just take it slow and...

Don't let it bother you. Just take it slow and the fitness will return before you know it.
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Insidious C.

Mercier team bike, legit or fake?

I'm curious about this lugless Mercier on ebay. Rider name etched in top tube. AFAIK Mercier last had a pro team in 1981. Is this legit or fake?

Here's the ad...
03-23-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Insidious C.

I got lost in the pictures for some time. Elegant...

I got lost in the pictures for some time. Elegant and simply stunning! The seat stay caps are just beautiful.
03-17-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,401
Posted By Insidious C.

1970 Dawes Galaxy. I don't have a pic but the...

1970 Dawes Galaxy. I don't have a pic but the green frame pump is a close match.
...
03-17-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Insidious C.

Verktyg gave this info some time back: 26.2 or...

Verktyg gave this info some time back: 26.2 or 26.4 depending on year of manufacture.
03-15-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Insidious C.

Another method for stuck, broken seatposts

Some time ago I acquired this Ochsner for parts. The seatpost was seriously stuck and was also broken off just below the top of the seat lug. The previous owner had attempted to chisel it out,...
02-24-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,013
Posted By Insidious C.

Listed on CR under British Isles. No details...

Listed on CR under British Isles. No details however.
02-21-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,690
Posted By Insidious C.

Just leave it. Someone else's property.

Just leave it. Someone else's property.
02-21-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,131
Posted By Insidious C.

I'd be tempted to alter the painted bike ^ to...

I'd be tempted to alter the painted bike ^ to give it a bent front rim. :)
02-21-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6,438
Views: 559,632
Posted By Insidious C.

patented Stuck-No-More tool

This just arrived. I've been itching to try this idea for removing a beyond-stuck seatpost fragment. The 8" extension should come any day. It will either self-pilot on the seatpost ID or ventilate...
02-20-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,131
Posted By Insidious C.

The tire size is given in inches as 26x1.5, which...

The tire size is given in inches as 26x1.5, which is correct for this tire. The ETRTO size is given as 39-622 which does not match. It should have been printed 40-559 instead. I have a matching pair...
02-19-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,131
Posted By Insidious C.

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

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1407x1046/tire_blooper_d3766263d9d81371ef217eed02cc7f4e82cfeb73.jpg
01-23-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By Insidious C.

Search for the thread named "pay it forward."...

Search for the thread named "pay it forward." Cannot sell there however.
01-23-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,470
Posted By Insidious C.

I think Van Halen copied that fork crown for the...

I think Van Halen copied that fork crown for the band logo.
12-16-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By Insidious C.

It's a sign! But what does it mean?

It was a rare, sunny December afternoon in Portland. A bright light on my cubicle wall caught my attention. Perhaps it means work can wait. Get out and ride!
...
12-14-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By Insidious C.

No guesses? Two of the features noted are not...

No guesses? Two of the features noted are not commonly found together.
12-10-19, 01:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By Insidious C.

Should your seatpost ever become stuck, you have...

Should your seatpost ever become stuck, you have great access for spraying your favorite penetrating oil. Or cross drill the seat post and be the first in your neighborhood to use a clevis pin...
11-07-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,869
Posted By Insidious C.

This pic is spectacular!

This pic is spectacular!
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