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10-15-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,490
Posted By ryansu

They look very nice, the right year and are FW...

They look very nice, the right year and are FW hub so you don't have the issue of expensive hard to find Suntour Cassette BUT I have the nice Mavic Open pros with Ultegra hubs that I harvested off a...
10-15-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,711
Posted By ryansu

OP, I can say from experience that randyjawa...

OP, I can say from experience that randyjawa website is excellent and has lots of French bike specific content, also as someone starting out I would recommend looking up Sheldon Brown on the web, he...
10-15-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 284
Posted By ryansu

OP you might want to post to the "for love of...

OP you might want to post to the "for love of english 3 speeds" thread that you are ISO of an tall 3 speed, they may know of A) the models to look for like what BigChief posted and B) what is...
10-15-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,129
Posted By ryansu

I believe there is a tools thread on here...

I believe there is a tools thread on here someplace with recommendations, If you have a co-op anywhere near most all the use of tools maybe for a small fee but using a shop as you mentioned to get it...
10-14-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,254
Posted By ryansu

:thumb:

:thumb:
10-14-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 939
Posted By ryansu

...wait the hobos have enough scratch to buy...

...wait the hobos have enough scratch to buy Ironman's? maybe I am in the wrong line of work
10-14-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 881
Posted By ryansu

Coffeeneuring ride # 2 on this lovely fall day. I...

Coffeeneuring ride # 2 on this lovely fall day. I really need to bike to a pub soon. I may never do Paris Brest Paris but I could certainly do Pub Brewery Pub... anyway here is the proof.
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10-14-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,254
Posted By ryansu

Thanks for the info, I am running the 27 X 1 3/8...

Thanks for the info, I am running the 27 X 1 3/8 Sand canyons on my 87 Cresta GT and they come out to about 34mm and I have some Handsome Cycles 700 x 45 mm metal mud butlers I got a deal on so we'll...
10-14-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By ryansu

can you post so pics of the trainer and...

can you post so pics of the trainer and specifically how your skewer is interfacing with the cup on the trainer "axle' ? as suggested above you may just need to swap to a skewer that will fit the cup...
10-14-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 286
Posted By ryansu

Pedigree is nice and all but how does it fit and...

Pedigree is nice and all but how does it fit and ride? looks like a great, well outfitted bike
10-14-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By ryansu

This Brooks b.15 was on a friends Super course...

This Brooks b.15 was on a friends Super course that I converted from Road to townie for him. it was mostly just dried out and had been thankfully stored inside while being out of service for 30...
10-14-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,254
Posted By ryansu

mon Dieu! So many gorgeous bikes! thanks for...

mon Dieu! So many gorgeous bikes! thanks for sharing the photos. When I am mounting metal mudguards this winter on my Nishiki Cresta GT I know where I am coming for inspiration.
10-13-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By ryansu

The simple answer is allot can happen in 30...

The simple answer is allot can happen in 30 years, once you have some more posts you can put up pictures and then forum can really help. A You ,mentioned you need to get to 10, I think you can do 5...
10-12-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 881
Posted By ryansu

Ok just to prove its not always alcoholic here...

Ok just to prove its not always alcoholic here are some pics of my first Coffeeneuring ride of 2019
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10-12-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 881
Posted By ryansu

I need to get me one of them Alewives :D

I need to get me one of them Alewives :D
10-12-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By ryansu

You may find this service bulletin ...

You may find this service bulletin (http://www.yellowjersey.org/Suntour21.pdf)posted on Yellow jersey helpful I have a set of 5000 series that I am running in Friction mode because it was the...
10-12-19, 04:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 260
Posted By ryansu

I have done some clean up of the seat tube with a...

I have done some clean up of the seat tube with a brake hone and the 27.0 post, while still tight, does seem to work, that said I am going to take up Dfrost on his generous offer of a trial 26.8...
10-11-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 437
Posted By ryansu

Bought this Cresta GT from a BF member and spent...

Bought this Cresta GT from a BF member and spent time refurbing it and spending money freely :lol: the first test ride put a big smile on my face ...6 months later I crashed and bent the fork so we...
10-10-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2,367
Views: 177,157
Posted By ryansu

This isn't the N-1 you're looking for... Hope to...

This isn't the N-1 you're looking for... Hope to see more pics of this Resto Mod. btw I have 8 bikes in a 2 bedroom apt so I feel your pain, one is in the trunk of my car and 3 are on CL
10-10-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,367
Views: 177,157
Posted By ryansu

Finished the Takara to the point of being a...

Finished the Takara to the point of being a functional rain bike to get it out the door since I mined it for a nice 700c wheelset (mavic open pro) and suntour bar cons.
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10-10-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 156,511
Posted By ryansu

My Daughters cat demanding the pet toll before I...

My Daughters cat demanding the pet toll before I leave the house

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10-10-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By ryansu

nice transformation! looking sharp

nice transformation! looking sharp
10-10-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,100
Posted By ryansu

GTK Drillium Dude, I am not usually over there...

GTK Drillium Dude, I am not usually over there but I had an interview in Redmond and decided to hit one my old ride spots on the way home as I had the bike in the car, if I am over there again I will...
10-10-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By ryansu

Headwinds can make a grown man cry, live to fight...

Headwinds can make a grown man cry, live to fight another day. Keep on rolling 52telecaster
10-10-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 260
Posted By ryansu

Did not know about the Miyata connection ...

Did not know about the Miyata connection RiddleOfSteel that is good to know

merziac and nomadmax thanks for the info, since the 27.0 is tight I am pretty sure its not going to be 27.2 kinda odd...
10-10-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 260
Posted By ryansu

PM on the way!

PM on the way!
10-10-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,100
Posted By ryansu

You go for a ride on the other side of town and...

You go for a ride on the other side of town and its like you're in a whole different country. Kenmore had a brewery row? who knew! Seaplanes sure but breweries........
10-10-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 260
Posted By ryansu

Thanks I might see what some brake hone work in...

Thanks I might see what some brake hone work in the seat tube and a well greased seat post results in.
10-09-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 827
Posted By ryansu

Nice finds OP I especially like that peaked front...

Nice finds OP I especially like that peaked front fender on the red racer. If I lived somewhere flatter I would have a 3 speed in the stable......
10-09-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 260
Posted By ryansu

Late 80s Allez seat post question

I have come into what I believe to be a 1989 Specialized Allez, based on UK catalogs, that came to me from BF member tricky (Thanks !) . The bike came with a 27.0 seat post but we both believe it is...
10-08-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 881
Posted By ryansu

I think we are going to need pics of those 4...

I think we are going to need pics of those 4 taps....
10-08-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 433
Posted By ryansu

Nice find - does it have a tubing sticker on the...

Nice find - does it have a tubing sticker on the seat tube near the bb junction? Tenax? I think yellow bar tape would look good and I would stick with white housing, YMMV. Have fun with it.
10-08-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,994
Posted By ryansu

I would say if your 6 ft then a 21" frame is...

I would say if your 6 ft then a 21" frame is going to be too small, best thing to do is test ride them and see how they feel, I am 5'11" ish with short legs and a long torso I ride a 58cm frame (23")...
10-07-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 113,435
Posted By ryansu

Spotted this old Redline on my way to the Post...

Spotted this old Redline on my way to the Post office, incidentally to mail a Suntour Perfect FW in need of some love and a new home to a BF member, appears rusty but functional.
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10-07-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,367
Views: 177,157
Posted By ryansu

I am closer to getting the Takara I picked up to...

I am closer to getting the Takara I picked up to scavenge parts from closer to being functional and road worthy. The cables are run, the brakes and shifting are ok but they need a bit more tweaking...
10-07-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2,367
Views: 177,157
Posted By ryansu

I could see them Tom (Pictures) and that hasn't...

I could see them Tom (Pictures) and that hasn't always been the case
10-07-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 881
Posted By ryansu

I thought I saw a shot pre Erocia from a few...

I thought I saw a shot pre Erocia from a few years ago of lots of C&V'ers sitting around imbibing but I guess until someone posts a shot to support that then gugie the record is yours!
10-06-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By ryansu

I feel my leg being tugged a bit as they both...

I feel my leg being tugged a bit as they both have JAPAN spelled in CAPS and Velobase (http://www.velo-pages.com/main.php?g2_itemId=12640)seems to indicate the friction barcons are the same right...
10-06-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 881
Posted By ryansu

Ride bike, Drink stuff

This is blatant plagiarism of gugie excellent thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1176378-ride-bike-see-stuff.html) but with a twist. This doesn't have to be about beer although that...
10-06-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By ryansu

I once did a blog post about horrible pictures on...

I once did a blog post about horrible pictures on CL, do you folks really want to sell the item? I titled this one " bike parked at camp fire, seller snapped picture as they ran by it" and yes that...
10-06-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By ryansu

Ok I will ask what seems to me like a dumb...

Ok I will ask what seems to me like a dumb question ... how can you tell which shifter is left and which is right, i.e FD control or RD control.... does it matter if they are friction? I have a set...
10-06-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By ryansu

SOLD! I sent a PM back. Glad you can use it, I...

SOLD! I sent a PM back. Glad you can use it, I may request a pic of your finished rebuild when its done :D
10-05-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By ryansu

Stiff, surface rusty SunTour Perfect 5 spd FW for the cost of shipping CONUS

I have a Suntour 5 speed 8.8.8 Perfect FW that doesn't turn and has surface rust. I am happy to send to an interested party for the price of flat rate shipping(small box) in the CONUS which is $7.90...
10-05-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,367
Views: 177,157
Posted By ryansu

The Takara got a bit more time in the stand, Stem...

The Takara got a bit more time in the stand, Stem and seatpost cleaned and given new wax, stem shifters mounted and my spare beater 27" araya rim/Suze hub wheelset mounted with used but decent tires...
10-05-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5,526
Views: 443,933
Posted By ryansu

A SunRace 7 speed cassette to go on the 9 speed...

A SunRace 7 speed cassette to go on the 9 speed wheelset I acquired for a Specialized Allez Project. Now I am waiting on the spacer...
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10-05-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By ryansu

IMHO there are plenty of great 80's steel touring...

IMHO there are plenty of great 80's steel touring frames out there without a compromised frame, I would keep looking. I found this article ...
10-05-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By ryansu

Interesting article about how the half step +...

Interesting article about how the half step + granny worked bitd. I have an 87 Trek 520 that has half step with granny and a newer 6 speed Shimano mega range with 34t large cog, indexed 6 speed...
10-04-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 837
Posted By ryansu

Very nice find and a great price OP, I had a...

Very nice find and a great price OP, I had a Miyata 912 I really liked and regret letting it go
10-04-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,520
Posted By ryansu

15 miles on the Interurban trail today, the good...

15 miles on the Interurban trail today, the good thing about riding outbound on a false flat into a headwind is that on the return trip you get to pedal easy in a big gear while the wind pushes you...
10-04-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,187
Posted By ryansu

We are going to need to see pictures sir

We are going to need to see pictures sir
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