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10-18-19, 04:36 PM
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Posted By madpogue

Poseur value. Never underestimate how much some...

Poseur value. Never underestimate how much some (MANY) people are willing to spend on how they want to be seen. Every Chevy rebadged as a Cadillac that GM has shipped in the last 50+ years embodies...
10-18-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,677
Posted By madpogue

Those tires and wheels really pull the bike...

Those tires and wheels really pull the bike together......
10-18-19, 01:59 PM
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Views: 662,223
Posted By madpogue

Took me a second to see what you did there....

Took me a second to see what you did there....
10-18-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 470
Posted By madpogue

It's been asked; not yet answered.

It's been asked; not yet answered.
10-18-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 375
Posted By madpogue

+1 on the cable routing and headbadge. OTOH, year...

+1 on the cable routing and headbadge. OTOH, year digit is the fourth position of the serial number, which is squarely under that cable guide. I think you'll have to drill out those rivets to be able...
10-18-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7,452
Views: 662,223
Posted By madpogue

Exquisite exception to my overall dislike for...

Exquisite exception to my overall dislike for reduced-spoke wheels. This one gets a pass.

Wish I could get away with yellow tape. Awesome in most contexts, doubly so here. But for me, it gets...
10-18-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 470
Posted By madpogue

Fork looks original; anything on the steerer...

Fork looks original; anything on the steerer tube?

I know it's just a bolt/nut, but I see the seat post binder bolt says Simplex, if that suggests anything.
10-18-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,166
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Preaching to the choir, man....

^^^^^ Preaching to the choir, man....
10-18-19, 12:48 AM
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Views: 662,223
Posted By madpogue

(Ding) You've got a PM..... $121 when I...

(Ding) You've got a PM.....

$121 when I pulled it up. Based on distance to ship, no doubt.
10-18-19, 12:40 AM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 157,698
Posted By madpogue

If she brings home any more, let's start calling...

If she brings home any more, let's start calling her "600 Tricolor".....
10-17-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,463
Posted By madpogue

Yeah, uhhh, we'll, umm, take your word for...

Yeah, uhhh, we'll, umm, take your word for it.....

Okay, best reply yet; we can close this thread.
10-17-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,463
Posted By madpogue

Once again, this assumes that it can be...

Once again, this assumes that it can be determined that the bike is stolen, or ever was.
10-17-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,463
Posted By madpogue

Doing nothing, giving the bike back, donating the...

Doing nothing, giving the bike back, donating the bike to the local co-op, putting it in the grinder, EVERY possible action "victimizes" someone. By the very nature of the subject of this thread, the...
10-17-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,463
Posted By madpogue

And the owner before that, and the owner before...

And the owner before that, and the owner before that, and.....

This is why this is such a complicated and nuanced question that the OP has posed. Again, too many possible variables.

One thing I...
10-17-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 52,457
Views: 7,080,590
Posted By madpogue

Okay, I was going just on the close-up. Yeah,...

Okay, I was going just on the close-up. Yeah, that's two different bikes. Adds a whole new smell to the ad.
10-17-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 375
Posted By madpogue

You checked the serial number v. vintage-trek?...

You checked the serial number v. vintage-trek? Based on the braze-ons, that does NOT look like a '78. Or maybe the top tube guides and the under-the-stay rear der. cable stop were all part of the...
10-17-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,463
Posted By madpogue

There was a NYT feature article a few years ago,...

There was a NYT feature article a few years ago, about a bike shop proprieter somewhere in NYC. He mentioned he's had occasion to do that once in a while when someone comes in attempting to sell /...
10-17-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7,452
Views: 662,223
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Nice wheelset for the extra $50-ish. But...

^^^^ Nice wheelset for the extra $50-ish. But it's missing the original shifters and brake levers. I'd say it's a jump-ball.

I can't help but wonder if the seller forgot to put a reserve on it....
10-17-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 52,457
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Posted By madpogue

The '95-on style, per that page, is NOTHING like...

The '95-on style, per that page, is NOTHING like the one on the Sears bike. Look again at the typeface on the 1935-1981 sticker, and on the Sears sticker. Exact same typeface. Layout is different but...
10-17-19, 06:06 AM
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Posted By madpogue

Not sure which bike this refers to, but the...

Not sure which bike this refers to, but the sticker on the Sears matches the one on our '75 Raleigh. The one on the black/chrome Raleigh above looks period-correct.
10-16-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 354
Posted By madpogue

+1; we got through last winter almost entirely...

+1; we got through last winter almost entirely without starting the truck, thanks to a few workhorses like this.

Just got a look at that rack install -- :eek: ! How can someone look right past a...
10-16-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 354
Posted By madpogue

+1 on the bar/stem. This is exceedingly common...

+1 on the bar/stem. This is exceedingly common among the MTBs/ATBs of this era that we find. The LBSes get them on trade-in (or whatever), and "geezer-fy" them. Entails any one or more (or all) of:...
10-16-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 354
Posted By madpogue

Why wouldn't it be? It's old enough; late '80s at...

Why wouldn't it be? It's old enough; late '80s at the latest. Several steps above a dept. store bike. Steel "is real". Definitely not like anything produced today. Checks enough check-boxes IMO.
10-16-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17,888
Views: 2,805,769
Posted By madpogue

All your r(e)aler(') are belong to us.

All your r(e)aler(') are belong to us.
10-16-19, 11:28 AM
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Posted By madpogue

I know it's false economics, but :eek: that's...

I know it's false economics, but :eek: that's almost as much as I paid for the bike. And yes, I get it, tires and brakes are NOT where you want to skimp. Well, I'm in no hurry, and the fall chill is...
10-16-19, 07:22 AM
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Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ He can't sell that bike; it matches his rug.

^^^^^ He can't sell that bike; it matches his rug.
10-16-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7,452
Views: 662,223
Posted By madpogue

Agreed. I actually have an old long-forgotten...

Agreed. I actually have an old long-forgotten wheelset built with 600 hubs from this era, and dark grey anodized Wolber Aspin tubular rims. Haven't used them since the old days of Tub-nasti. Now I'm...
10-15-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 52,457
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Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ +1, and throw MTB thumbies, grip-shift, and...

^^^^^ +1, and throw MTB thumbies, grip-shift, and a fistful of trigger-style systems into the mix. No problem adapting. But reversed brake lever assignment is a recipe for an endo.
10-15-19, 05:04 PM
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Posted By madpogue

Was this some "done thing" BITD, but only the...

Was this some "done thing" BITD, but only the cool kids knew about it? I just picked up an '86 Ironman that was built so. Yet I don't recall encountering it on any bike back then. :foo:

Handlebar...
10-15-19, 04:48 PM
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Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ And I'll double... nay, triple that. Plus a...

^^^^^ And I'll double... nay, triple that. Plus a dollar!

(There - have I started a bidding war?)



(I didn't think so....)
10-15-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 509
Posted By madpogue

Typical of a banana-seat muscle bike from BITD....

Typical of a banana-seat muscle bike from BITD. Some of the longer sissy bars afforded more positions, maybe 6. But micro-adjustment of ride height wasn't exactly critical to properly enjoying such a...
10-15-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,677
Posted By madpogue

So I may have missed if there's an answer to this...

So I may have missed if there's an answer to this somewhere in the ~100 posts, but.... between the Effeto Mariposa and Tufo tapes, which one is more likely to stay on the rim, rather than on the...
10-14-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,040
Posted By madpogue

CR2032 isn't exactly a "special" battery. They're...

CR2032 isn't exactly a "special" battery. They're in tens of millions of car remotes, etc. Almost literally a dime a dozen. OTOH, they are disposable. At least with C or AA/AAA, you can buy NiMH...
10-14-19, 02:24 PM
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Views: 2,805,769
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Even a SKOORB and a 009 gruppo are worth...

^^^^^^ Even a SKOORB and a 009 gruppo are worth $50......
10-14-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 52,457
Views: 7,080,590
Posted By madpogue

And it'll be relevant to this section of the...

And it'll be relevant to this section of the forums in a scant 11-16 years.....

(Might sell by then, however.....)
10-14-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7,452
Views: 662,223
Posted By madpogue

Picked up a red/white '86 (?) Saturday. No...

Picked up a red/white '86 (?) Saturday. No wheelset, seller kept the Turbo saddle (part of the price agreement), but otherwise mostly original. $75. Sorry, no "as bought" pics, and no time to park it...
10-14-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 856
Posted By madpogue

OP indicates it's Italian threaded at present....

OP indicates it's Italian threaded at present. Recall that he tested putting it in backward (swapping sides) just to prove out alignment issues.
10-14-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,040
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Must be a huge hearing aid..... (and a very...

^^^^ Must be a huge hearing aid..... (and a very efficient and serviceable pacemaker....)
10-13-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 67,381
Posted By madpogue

Picked up a red/white '86 (?) this weekend....

Picked up a red/white '86 (?) this weekend. Serial number begins N5M, but it's definitely an '86 bike, by the livery and build. Edit - remainder of post moved to the "Love of '80s colors" thread.
10-13-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2,261
Views: 347,898
Posted By madpogue

Picked up an Ironman this weekend. Serial number...

Picked up an Ironman this weekend. Serial number is N5Mxxxx, but the build and livery indicate 1986. Red with white seat tube / head tube, '86-style branding, 600 SIS, etc....
10-13-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,040
Posted By madpogue

https://www.ebay.com/itm/122863450256 - Bonus:...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/122863450256 - Bonus: they're not on the slow boat from China.
10-13-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 856
Posted By madpogue

Why not revert to cup & cone?

Why not revert to cup & cone?
10-13-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,191
Posted By madpogue

Ooopseee; sorry....

Ooopseee; sorry....
10-13-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,191
Posted By madpogue

Hasn't worked for me for aprx. 5 days. I wonder...

Hasn't worked for me for aprx. 5 days. I wonder if the difference is that BrianHemp has an account there, and is probably rigged to remain logged in between visits.
10-12-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 52,457
Views: 7,080,590
Posted By madpogue

Gotta be one of the shortest-lived CL postings...

Gotta be one of the shortest-lived CL postings I've seen. No point in posting the link; it's gooooooone.
1980s Peugeot Super Vitus 980 *Campy* *Steel* *23in* - $100...
10-12-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By madpogue

See quoted passage from vintage-trek in post # 8...

See quoted passage from vintage-trek in post # 8 above. Presence/absence of wraparound panel changes with the year.
10-11-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 308
Posted By madpogue

I think the goal is to be able to move the wheel...

I think the goal is to be able to move the wheel back further in the dropouts, to allow the smallest cog not to hit the stay. But I think you'll find that the "spacer" you speak of is actually the...
10-11-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By madpogue

Nothing like starting the weekend with some pure...

Nothing like starting the weekend with some pure undiluted dawn-of-the-era MTB/ATB porn! My chrome Ross is turning green with envy.

Probably a good thing that's it's off by two sizes, and two time...
10-11-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 263
Posted By madpogue

As another data point, my '90-ish (?) Sirrus...

As another data point, my '90-ish (?) Sirrus takes a 27.0. I have no idea who built it.
10-11-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ +1; this whole thread is awesome, turned...

^^^^^ +1; this whole thread is awesome, turned out to be much more than just another "for sale" thread.
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