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12-03-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,551
Posted By obrentharris

Rule of thumb for older bikes? When you pull...

Rule of thumb for older bikes?

When you pull up to that latte place on Saturday morning next to the guy on his modern wonderbike don't blab on about "steel is real," "carbon is ugly," "If it was...
12-03-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 387
Posted By bulgie

Sweet bike. Has anyone mentioned the titanium...

Sweet bike. Has anyone mentioned the titanium Super Record bottom bracket? (sorry I haven't read the whole thread.)

If you scrutinize the steerer you should be able to tell if it's Reynolds or...
12-02-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 387
Posted By CV-6

One should always remember that almost ever...

One should always remember that almost ever present disclaimer for bicycle catalogs. Specifications are subject to change without notice. It is right there on the spec page of the 79 catalog.
12-02-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By myz34

The serial number is on the seat lug and it's...

The serial number is on the seat lug and it's 3675202. If I'm interpreting Kurt Kaminer's serial number tracker correctly, it comes back as 1972.
12-02-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By gugie

Exactly what I was thinking, all the details look...

Exactly what I was thinking, all the details look like the LeJeune I just bought from obrentharris. The seat stay caps match as well.
...
12-02-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By beicster

I am not in a place to buy a new bike but I am...

I am not in a place to buy a new bike but I am curious what you think the largest tires that would fit on your Flyer. I have a plan to have a Carlton eventually and it could be a Flyer.
12-02-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By T-Mar

When Piaggio took over Bianchi, circa 1980, sales...

When Piaggio took over Bianchi, circa 1980, sales were handled though Vespa of America, which was located in Brisbane, California. In late 1984, Bianchi USA was established and while there was a...
12-01-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16,454
Views: 1,720,163
Posted By thinktubes

Those pics are bringing back memories of a trip...

Those pics are bringing back memories of a trip to Porterville I took back in 1990. After a few days, the dust, dry, and brown really did my head in. Still, I would like to revisit some day.
12-01-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16,454
Views: 1,720,163
Posted By obrentharris

Drake's Estero in the Point Reyes National...

Drake's Estero in the Point Reyes National Seashore this morning.
Sir Francis Drake, the English pirate, is assumed to have careened the Golden Hinde here for repairs in 1579. My bike decided to...
12-01-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By obrentharris

A really nice bike! But I'm afraid that even at...

A really nice bike! But I'm afraid that even at the $700 price, I will be into it for over $1,000 by the time all is said and done. I'm going to have to pass on this one. Thanks.
Brent
12-01-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 35,453
Posted By thinktubes

November = 227 YTD = 2470 November was...

November = 227
YTD = 2470

November was very pleasant with a few 60/70 degree days.

Planning to get out this weekend to get the last 30 for my 2500 mile season goal. Everything after that will...
11-30-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By r0ckh0und

PMd on the Sunshine Pro Ams

PMd on the Sunshine Pro Ams
11-30-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,916
Posted By Nemosengineer

On the AlAn I'm using 7700 calipers with 1st...

On the AlAn I'm using 7700 calipers with 1st generation MA-140 Dura-Ace levers, SwissStop BXP Blue pads, Jagwire Road-Pro cables.
This combination has a firm lever feel and very progressive and...
11-30-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,916
Posted By deadzone

Although if starting from scratch, 7800 would be...

Although if starting from scratch, 7800 would be far preferable over 7700. Prices for nice condition parts on ebay are comparable but 7800 has the advantage of readily available replacement parts...
11-29-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16,454
Views: 1,720,163
Posted By Drillium Dude

First ride in about 2 weeks after all the rain...

First ride in about 2 weeks after all the rain we've been having. Lots of low hanging mist around. Had a mechanical right at the start of the ride which put the chain past the big cog out back. Not...
11-28-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,506
Posted By gugie

Yes, I remember that email converation well, and...

Yes, I remember that email converation well, and I'm sticking with it. An exception is being made for this frame for several reasons.

1. A recidivist customer sent me this frame all the way from...
11-28-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,241
Posted By T-Mar

SunTour was the most popular brand of derailleur...

SunTour was the most popular brand of derailleur on bicycles sold in the USA for about a 10 year period, from 1975 to 1985. They had to the forefront with good performing, value oriented derailleurs,...
11-27-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,506
Posted By gugie

Thanks for the tip. I've looked everywhere for a...

Thanks for the tip. I've looked everywhere for a makers mark, none to be found.



It'll be a challenge, but it looks like there's enough room there to massage a fender in. And you must be...
11-27-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,604
Posted By gthomson

That's awesome, and something I've never seen...

That's awesome, and something I've never seen before. Not unlike the War Hammer game that was big in the 90's which involved a lot of modelling and miniatures. I was into role playing but never got...
11-27-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,604
Posted By gthomson

That sounds awesome would love to see some video...

That sounds awesome would love to see some video or pic's when you play next. I remember as kids, we would play something along the same lines but much more basic. We would get this huge a$$ piece of...
11-26-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,184
Posted By iab

I'm a fan. :) ...

I'm a fan. :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/1912/44977539044_4876324ad3_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bwvDn7)Basement45 (https://flic.kr/p/2bwvDn7) by iabisdb...
11-26-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,604
Posted By iab

I buy lumber, make stuff. Latest and greatest. ...

I buy lumber, make stuff. Latest and greatest. Still need to add pulls. And take it upstairs.
...
11-26-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16,454
Views: 1,720,163
Posted By JJScaliger

Roger that. They are always salmoning up the...

Roger that. They are always salmoning up the road. I almost hit an obstinant one a couple of months ago right at the crest of a steep hill. I had my head down, grinding through it and he didn't...
11-25-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,506
Posted By gugie

Gillott mixte in the Atelier

Last year I had a coals to Newcastle moment. I receieved an email from a Welshman who wanted to do a 650b conversion on his Ephgrave (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gugie/albums/72157701445230242). I...
11-25-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7,865
Views: 2,342,867
Posted By BlueDevil63

'84 Fuso ...

'84 Fuso

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1370/20201121_141443_430ae52a0f213832a27bb4143faab1ef42d6c266.jpg...
11-24-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,604
Posted By Shrevvy

Money spent on collections seem to ebb and flow...

Money spent on collections seem to ebb and flow over time for me. Not much spent lately on my collection of mostly WWII era battle rifles, but we still get a chance to take them to the range.

...
11-24-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 3,275
Views: 747,611
Posted By Terzot

Rolland and Bertin

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11-23-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 343,395
Posted By ChicagoWandrer

I got mine in January and have put about 2500...

I got mine in January and have put about 2500 miles on it since. I absolutely love this bike
11-23-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,604
Posted By oddjob2

What to do with Reclaimed garage space.

The 2020 spring and summer bike shortage enabled a chance to clear out a garage and some basement space. My girlfriend has forgotten how much time I put into refurbishing and marketing, begging me to...
11-23-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,920
Views: 343,621
Posted By Teej1

I completed the transformation over a year ago, I...

I completed the transformation over a year ago, I stored all of the original bits as they are all still in NOS condition (even the tape is stored). The saddle had to be replaced due to an inguinal...
11-22-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,916
Posted By 3dvvitch

It's very encouraging hearing about the successes...

It's very encouraging hearing about the successes people have had in maintaining and servicing 7700 sets- they're gorgeous parts! I've been a little worried about it, so this is very reassuring.
11-21-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/3...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/319235-selling-bike-components-read-first.html
11-21-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7,865
Views: 2,342,867
Posted By abshipp

New update for the SLT. 5800 11 speed...

New update for the SLT.

5800 11 speed shifters & derailleurs

Velo Orange 48/34 crank

Soma Highway One handlebar

Ripped around for 45 miles today, it's like a brand new bike!
11-21-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By oneclick

Two more rattle-can chromovelato jobs

The blue-and-red one is a Carlton Cobra, the green-and-red one is another Torpado. The Cobra was entirely chromed, the Torpado only partly, so it got a bit of looking-glass paint underneath some of...
11-21-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By gugie

This. I like to ride my bike, but riding...

This.

I like to ride my bike, but riding with friends is much more enjoyable. Andy_K is my regular riding partner, which is a great motivator, even if it's just the typical "get it in" ride we...
11-18-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,062
Posted By P!N20

I thought you could start one straight away? Well...

I thought you could start one straight away? Well I'm only going on the myriad 'please ID my bike' threads followed by 'sorry, can't post pictures'.
11-18-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,916
Posted By Nemosengineer

'89 AlAn Record with 7703 triple Dura-Ace, click,...

'89 AlAn Record with 7703 triple Dura-Ace, click, click, click.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50114956457_cd669ecd83_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jmufzp)20191230_125117 (1)...
11-18-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,916
Posted By jamesdak

Well if we are sharing... I tore this...

Well if we are sharing... I tore this completely down to have some major paint damage fixed. Original plan was to rebuild with a Dura Ace 7400 setup. Instead I went with a DA 7700 build too. ...
11-18-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,916
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Lord have mercy! :love: I don't even care how...

Lord have mercy! :love: I don't even care how that thing rides or handles, it's gorgeous!
11-17-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,374
Posted By steelbikeguy

goals? good question..... A. find...

goals?
good question.....

A. find some shiny bikes that I'd always lusted after.

Raleigh Team
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50282854552_a7655bd5a6_c_d.jpg

Raleigh International...
11-17-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,916
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Essentially all you'll ever need to do to...

Essentially all you'll ever need to do to 7400/6400 and 7700/6500 STI shifters is spray Tri-Flow lubricant the mechanicals through all the crevices (while shifting up and down!) in the lever when...
11-17-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,916
Posted By masi61

I can’t assist much with maintenance since my...

I can’t assist much with maintenance since my main pair of 7700 rear, 7703 triple front I purchased new over 10 years ago. That iteration was already superseded by the 10 speed 7800 series but I...
11-17-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,916
Posted By jamesdak

My understanding has always been they are much...

My understanding has always been they are much harder to take apart and repair than Ergolevers. But I haven't done either. I have always been able to revive them by spraying PB Blaster or WD 40...
11-17-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,916
Posted By jamesdak

Well, all I can offer is my experience. I've...

Well, all I can offer is my experience. I've running 3 sets of DA 7700 I got used and they work fabulously. Seriously thinking about putting my last remaining set on my recently picked up Ocshner. ...
11-17-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,916
Posted By reissue59

I run 7700 and 7800 on all my bikes 7700 is ...

I run 7700 and 7800 on all my bikes
7700 is crisper and more precise than 7800
also bulletproof. 7800 is a bit more fragile and tend to need cleaning and lube to run smoother.
when i see spare...
11-17-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,838
Posted By oneclick

A fair bit of the percieved ranking is /was due...

A fair bit of the percieved ranking is /was due to newer-is-better thinking; the remainder comes from weight and minor design/finish characteristics. Alvits did have a different cage path and bb...
11-17-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,916
Posted By thook

the other consideration is replacement hoods. i...

the other consideration is replacement hoods. i still have some ultegra 6500 shifters (bought used/great shape...fyi). don't know about the DA's, but no more hoods for the ultegras. i'm contemplating...
11-17-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7,865
Views: 2,342,867
Posted By botty kayer

I pilfered a load of bits from this bike to build...

I pilfered a load of bits from this bike to build my MX Leader a while back, and last weekend I finished building it up again with some new parts. Columbus SL Gilco teardrop tubing in the main...
11-16-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,916
Posted By Dave Mayer

Dura-Ace 7700 and 7800 are the best shifting STI...

Dura-Ace 7700 and 7800 are the best shifting STI shifters ever. When Shimano moved the cable housings under the bar tape, it introduced sharper cable bends and more friction. This was offset...
11-16-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks for all the replies! But...

Thanks for all the replies!



But overthinking is what I do...:o



Yeah, the five topics I posted on Friday on these bikes had poor "before" photos; I am not much a photographer, I think...
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