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Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Super Mirages are very common out there. Price...

Super Mirages are very common out there. Price seems high.

This one looks like late 70s. I have a 78 I picked up for $75 in NYC, for errand schlepping duties.
07-03-20, 06:31 PM
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Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Maybe if Nicole had been on her bike, she could...

Maybe if Nicole had been on her bike, she could have eluded OJ!
...
06-23-20, 11:29 PM
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Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

If I'm not mistaken, that spring is the same one...

If I'm not mistaken, that spring is the same one on the VGT Luxe rear derailleur (maybe others). If you've got a banged-up one of those in the box of crap, you might be able to cannibalize it.
06-23-20, 03:41 PM
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Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

If you can't find the SR, it's here, hanging like...

If you can't find the SR, it's here, hanging like a bat above the workbench with some other orphan chainrings.
06-23-20, 02:12 PM
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Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Did you mean 86 BCD on that? If so, I have a...

Did you mean 86 BCD on that?

If so, I have a 47 tooth Stronglight chainring.
06-20-20, 10:21 PM
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Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Cassius Clay ...

Cassius Clay

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Muhammad Ali
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06-09-20, 02:15 PM
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Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Possible 5600 sighting....

Possible 5600 sighting. https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Vintage-Suntour-Rear-Derailleurs-AG-Alpine-Gear-1980s-Good-cond-parts/303386950832?hash=item46a3457cb0:g:tgwAAOSwS89d5KLK
06-08-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,272
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

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$0 - Crap on hand -- 2 pieces of scrap wood, an old socket, a nut, a piece of...
05-27-20, 11:28 AM
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Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I've got two of those Lezyne cages in purple. I...

I've got two of those Lezyne cages in purple. I got them for a purple Trek 760, but they didn't quite match, so I went with silver.

Anyway, they're off the package cardboard, but unused. PM me if...
05-26-20, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Former Congressman Ron Paul and current Senator...

Former Congressman Ron Paul and current Senator Rand Paul.

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05-21-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,680
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Speaking of empty boxes, there are tens of...

Speaking of empty boxes, there are tens of thousands of empty products boxes, wrappers, etc. on eBay. I've seen plenty of cycling related ones that used to hold Campy, Suntour, Shimano, etc....
05-21-20, 03:38 PM
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Views: 1,680
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

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05-21-20, 02:50 PM
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Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

G Petersen J. Peterman Things that make...

G Petersen

J. Peterman

Things that make you go hmmm.
05-20-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,439
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

The DMR clamps are at the prior link and other...

The DMR clamps are at the prior link and other vendors (Google), primarily UK vendors.

The cages are Lezyne Power Water Bottle Cages. I got those at REI a few years ago. Around $10 each. They're...
05-17-20, 04:01 PM
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Views: 633
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I was waiting to see this frame show up here. My...

I was waiting to see this frame show up here. My resistance was weakening and I was glad when someone else grabbed it.
05-14-20, 05:00 PM
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Views: 1,930
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Does this qualify as a classic and vintage thread?

Does this qualify as a classic and vintage thread?
05-14-20, 12:28 PM
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Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Minoura makes two cage holders that sit the...

Minoura makes two cage holders that sit the bottle centered on the stem.

Here's the cage holder Top506 posted

Minoura Japan ? BH-60 (http://www.minoura.jp/english/accessory-e/bh60-e.html)

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05-12-20, 08:11 PM
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Views: 2,528
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

For years, I've been in the habit of putting a...

For years, I've been in the habit of putting a business card inside the seat post and bottom bracket shell as an additional means of proof of ownership. I can see someone calling the number that used...
05-09-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Motobecane serial numbers seem to be all over the...

Motobecane serial numbers seem to be all over the place.

Once upon an attempt to figure them out: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/893741-motobecane-serial-number-database.html
05-05-20, 11:47 AM
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Views: 1,028
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Given the similarity of the road and bicycle...

Given the similarity of the road and bicycle posing, I'm guessing this bike on eBay is from the same guy who had the bike in the original post. Note the same fence line in the left of the picture....
05-02-20, 03:59 PM
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Views: 421
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I'll second making sure the inside of the seat...

I'll second making sure the inside of the seat post is clean. A few years ago I got a '84 Trek 760. The grease in the seat tube was like fossilized concrete and and initially made removal and...
04-21-20, 05:24 PM
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Views: 314
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Presumably this one, recently sold on eBay? ...

Presumably this one, recently sold on eBay?
...
04-21-20, 02:47 PM
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Views: 321
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

There's probably a key number on the bottom of...

There's probably a key number on the bottom of the lock. There are some keys being sold on eBay (mainly in Europe). Needle in a haystack shot though.

From the above eBay listing
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04-21-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

https://www.ebay.com/itm/x2-Italian-Flag-Handlebar...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/x2-Italian-Flag-Handlebar-Finishing-Tape-Italy-Italia-Retro-Fixie-Racer-LEroica-/231485702198
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04-21-20, 12:20 PM
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Views: 321
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

https://www.ebay.com/itm/112335966239 ...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/112335966239

https://www.bonanza.com/items/like/669167736/Vintage-Bicycle-Frame-LOCK-KEY-GLORIA-3-Padlocks-Company-Logo-Bike-Fix
04-18-20, 04:13 PM
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Views: 152
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Pic assist ...

Pic assist


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04-13-20, 09:46 AM
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Views: 652
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Leave it be, unless the paint job gets totally...

Leave it be, unless the paint job gets totally wrecked at some point. It's a great color and the pin striping is really nice.

I built-up a 79 frame I obtained, which had a fair share of chips and...
04-05-20, 06:06 PM
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Views: 374
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I got rid of one of those Quintana Roo westsuits...

I got rid of one of those Quintana Roo westsuits about two years ago. Hadn't worn it in a long time.

I had no idea neoprene could shrink like that . . .
03-24-20, 04:34 PM
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Views: 8,390
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Who knew?! ...

Who knew?!

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03-23-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,390
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Fun Fact: If your run out of TP, you can take...

Fun Fact: If your run out of TP, you can take care of business on the lawn or an old piece of carpet . . .
...
03-21-20, 02:18 PM
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Views: 12,415
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

It's a tie between the 79 Centurion Pro Tour and...

It's a tie between the 79 Centurion Pro Tour and the 84 Trek 760


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03-20-20, 05:14 PM
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Views: 8,390
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

PSA: Reminder, cats are a-holes. ...

PSA: Reminder, cats are a-holes.


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03-17-20, 10:47 AM
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Views: 8,390
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

There are growing reports of TP looting going on....

There are growing reports of TP looting going on.

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03-15-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,390
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

You could always go really classic and vintage by...

You could always go really classic and vintage by using an xylospongium, which was the communal poop stick used in ancient Rome.

...
03-15-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,390
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Worst comes to worst, you can get it from someone...

Worst comes to worst, you can get it from someone off Craigslist.


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02-27-20, 11:18 AM
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Views: 917
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Since we're talking laces and cycling . . . ...

Since we're talking laces and cycling . . .

If you break the waist drawstring in a pair of sweatpants, shifter or brake cable housing works really well to get a new string in, by sliding the...
02-26-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 810
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Similar red Cinelli Centurion frames have popped...

Similar red Cinelli Centurion frames have popped up for discussion before on the main IM thread and others.

The origin seems to be covered in this thread:...
02-26-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 810
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Those are pictures of two different bikes in that...

Those are pictures of two different bikes in that ad.

The red and white frame with the Tange 1 sticker looks like an 87 Ironman Expert.

The other bike is on eBay -- SAME pictures -- being sold...
02-20-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

The bike and OP are both in Brooklyn. In NYC, you...

The bike and OP are both in Brooklyn. In NYC, you just put the recycling at the curb on the weekly recycling pick-up day and they pick it up. If it's too big to go in a can or bag (like a bike frame...
02-19-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Offer $25. If accepted, strip all the parts,...

Offer $25. If accepted, strip all the parts, throw parts in box of crap for future use, throw frame in recycling bin.
02-13-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 940
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I've got a pdf of the 1984 catalog from a...

I've got a pdf of the 1984 catalog from a now-defunct Yahoo Miyata 1000 / Specialized Expedition forum (Yahoo killed user created content in Dec. 2019).

Here's the relevant pages.

...
02-10-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 940
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

the 1985 catalog, posted above, shows brakes...

the 1985 catalog, posted above, shows brakes being nutted.

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02-10-20, 03:24 PM
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Views: 940
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

That quick release is in the open position ...

That quick release is in the open position
...
02-09-20, 06:37 PM
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Views: 940
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

That bike looks to be in great shape. Another...

That bike looks to be in great shape. Another 1985 feature is the pump peg on the headtube.

Regarding the previously seized seatpost, that might have been caused by moisture getting down via the...
02-09-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 940
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

An 84 serial number would be the year the frame...

An 84 serial number would be the year the frame was made. It wouldn't be unusual for an 84 built frame to be marketed as an 85 bike.

The pictures above show a Cyclone MKII front derailleur, but a...
02-09-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 940
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

That's probably an 85. Specialized Catalogue 1985...

That's probably an 85. Specialized Catalogue 1985 | Catalogues | Retrobike (http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/Manufacturer+Archive/Specialized+Archive/Catalogues/Specialized+Catalogue+1985/)
...
02-08-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I've got a bike with brazed-on centerpulls.You...

I've got a bike with brazed-on centerpulls.You want to push it around the knob on the caliper.

A small open ended combination wrench should do the trick.Catch the bottom of the spring in the jaws...
02-06-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,212
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Not very prevalent in the US anymore. I bought...

Not very prevalent in the US anymore. I bought mine about 40 years ago. About 3 years ago I managed to snap one of the lever edges and had to resort to eBay to replace it.

This guy from Texas has...
02-01-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,212
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

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02-01-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

A potential option for online backup could be to...

A potential option for online backup could be to load the catalogs onto the text section of the Internet Archive (https://archive.org/details/texts?&sort=-downloads&page=2), which hosts a smattering...
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