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07-18-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 51,416
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Posted By SurferRosa

<br /><br />Love all the drive-side photos the...

<br /><br />Love all the drive-side photos the seller includes with his $1000, flat-tired bike.
07-18-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 54
Posted By SurferRosa

Never seen one on a TC (or CT), so, probably not....

Never seen one on a TC (or CT), so, probably not.

Look closely at the down and top tubes for any bulges.
07-17-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By SurferRosa

Use Fizik. Makes it so easy. Start at the bottom....

Use Fizik. Makes it so easy. Start at the bottom. Wrap "out." Pull it taut. Make a figure-8 around the lever, like this:

https://youtu.be/E12YaX_tuGw

Use a pen or marker to plan where you want...
07-17-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 51,416
Views: 6,726,349
Posted By SurferRosa

54cm 1985 raleigh (753?) frameset and headset...

54cm 1985 raleigh (753?) frameset and headset near Seattle for $100.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/edmonds-1985/6934178580.html
...
07-17-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,375
Posted By SurferRosa

[/color] I'm already lost... :foo:

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I'm already lost... :foo:
07-17-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By SurferRosa

I hope that's a typo. Those white...

I hope that's a typo.



Those white tires look wider than that. I'd go with 25s and use the current fenders.

As far as fit and brake lever placement ... before retaping the bars, move the...
07-17-19, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By SurferRosa

If the Asahi is on tap, I'll take it. If not,...

If the Asahi is on tap, I'll take it. If not, make it a Kirin Ichiban.

Wait, what?
07-16-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,423
Posted By SurferRosa

This thread tells me I need a nicer looking...

This thread tells me I need a nicer looking saddle roll for my non-brooks bikes.

But I also like the idea of using a wwii era pouch and bungee.




Those are only £40 in basic colors at Spa...
07-16-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By SurferRosa

Is that the saddle that was on it? Maybe it's...

Is that the saddle that was on it? Maybe it's worth fixing.

This bike is sorta like my Dawes. The cool factor makes it all worth it.

You could also just shine up the frame and display it until...
07-16-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By SurferRosa

I just freed a stuck bolt in the rear nds eyelet...

I just freed a stuck bolt in the rear nds eyelet on the '70s Galaxy I'm working on. I used a small drill bit and just kept going at it until I removed a lot of bolt ... then I could finally unscrew...
07-16-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By SurferRosa

Try emailing Scott here: ...

Try emailing Scott here:

info@sdbicyclegarage.com

He had lock washers. He might have the lock nuts, too.
07-16-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 629
Posted By SurferRosa

It lowers itself when the casket slides in and...

It lowers itself when the casket slides in and the 400 lb driver gets behind the wheel.

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Hi. You were the large, angry man driving a hearse, and I was the one on the bike you were yelling at...
07-15-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By SurferRosa

https://bend.craigslist.org/bik/d/bend-classic-cen...

https://bend.craigslist.org/bik/d/bend-classic-centurion/6925424962.html
07-15-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 629
Posted By SurferRosa

Is this the "missed connections" thread? Hi....

Is this the "missed connections" thread?

Hi. I saw you on your Motobécane at the Piggly Wiggly. You fell while trying to clip-in, and a short, chubby boy pointed and laughed loudly at you before...
07-15-19, 02:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By SurferRosa

Besides its impressive quality and beauty, it...

Besides its impressive quality and beauty, it looks like everything everyone wants right now in a do-it-all vintage bike.

And it sounds like the one-handed, Swedish wrestler/cyclist/weightlifting...
07-14-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 765
Posted By SurferRosa

Mid '70s ... where 531 ruled the road and rock...

Mid '70s ... where 531 ruled the road and rock ruled the radio.
07-14-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By SurferRosa

'87 was the pinnacle for many fans of vintage...

'87 was the pinnacle for many fans of vintage steel bikes. Thereafter, everything started going to ****.

But I still prefer non-aero levers. They simply look better.
07-14-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By SurferRosa

Overhaul the whole bike, including the rear...

Overhaul the whole bike, including the rear derailleur, which probably works just fine.

Make sure you know how to remove the "stuck" suntour barcons. I'd go with them in place of the grip...
07-14-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 598
Posted By SurferRosa

Give them away for the good karma and possible...

Give them away for the good karma and possible write-off.
07-13-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 797
Posted By SurferRosa

My '75 Grand Record has a long top tube. Too...

My '75 Grand Record has a long top tube. Too long for me, actually.

I wish I had a longer torso. Long reach stems are all kinds of sexy. Sadly, all mine are around 90mm.
07-13-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By SurferRosa

I know all about it. You now gotta message...

I know all about it.

You now gotta message the seller to ensure the Sunrace freewheel is as pictured. But this has been happening for years.

I do agree with you that IRD should be your first...
07-13-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 135,114
Posted By SurferRosa

Ran into a couple snags while overhauling the...

Ran into a couple snags while overhauling the front Pelissier high-flange hub on my '70s Dawes. One of the locknuts was loose, so I immediate thought something might be ruined. Sure enough, the tip...
07-13-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By SurferRosa

This same thing has happened to me two or three...

This same thing has happened to me two or three times over the years. The last time was just a month or so ago. Basic black isn't a problem, but the ones they shipped instead had that horrible,...
07-12-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By SurferRosa

JMO, but this is not the kind of bike you should...

JMO, but this is not the kind of bike you should be upgrading with new wheels and brakes.

Aluminum rims in size 27" are a good upgrade for this low level schwinn, but you will want to find a used...
07-12-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,065
Posted By SurferRosa

That is ridic. But I do understand it. You...

That is ridic. But I do understand it.

You need to find a poor soul like me in your neighborhood that would do all that (and probably more) for a 6-pack of Fullers ESB and bag of herb.
07-12-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 135,114
Posted By SurferRosa

That is great. Feels like (c&v) things are back...

That is great. Feels like (c&v) things are back to some normalcy around here. All it took was another month of summer...

I sold two bikes recently and got a really good offer on my Schwinn I...
07-11-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,012
Posted By SurferRosa

I always watch these things at 1.5x, so, not a...

I always watch these things at 1.5x, so, not a big deal.

The late '70s Dawes I'm building will be about 20 lbs heavier. :thumb: And I'm excited.

But it's been so fun building it up, I don't...
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By SurferRosa

. Cycles Rétro-Peugeot...

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Cycles Rétro-Peugeot (http://www.peugeotshow.com/)

http://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/Brochures%20USA/Brochures%20USA.htm
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07-11-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,012
Posted By SurferRosa

That's odd... The youtube comments are all...

That's odd... The youtube comments are all negative.

:innocent:
07-11-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By SurferRosa

I love Triomphe. Victory, too.

I love Triomphe. Victory, too.
07-10-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By SurferRosa

Neat idea. :thumb:

Neat idea. :thumb:
07-10-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By SurferRosa

Depends on the item. There's nothing more...

Depends on the item. There's nothing more beautiful than nuovo record brake levers that are without any rash. The anodization glows. Same with the cranks when they're perfect. Glowing.

The bad...
07-10-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By SurferRosa

It's been more difficult to strip black...

It's been more difficult to strip black anodization for me as opposed to clear anodization. I did it yesterday with a seatpost and pedal clips. It took several applications of oven cleaner (with...
07-10-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,117
Posted By SurferRosa

The correct way to build the black/red GR is with...

The correct way to build the black/red GR is with red housing, gumwalls, red tape, and a black Brooks.

http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Motobecane/74/07_Grand_Record.jpg
07-09-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 135,114
Posted By SurferRosa

These clips have to be among the lightest in the...

These clips have to be among the lightest in the cosmos. They read, MIRA Light Alloy. Hopefully oven cleaner will do its job.

https://i.imgur.com/QOL902y.jpg
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07-09-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 135,114
Posted By SurferRosa

Needed pedals and a saddle for the Dawes. Picked...

Needed pedals and a saddle for the Dawes. Picked up three saddles at Recycled Cycles (two turbos and a san marco for $10/ea) and two sets of pedals ($15) at 2020 here in seattle. Some black Sugru...
07-09-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By SurferRosa

Neither. Do a full rebuild on it, overhauling all...

Neither. Do a full rebuild on it, overhauling all componentry, and build it up however it suits you. The general consensus around here is to use period-correct parts and new consumables.
07-09-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 135,114
Posted By SurferRosa

The old Dawes I picked up Saturday came with a...

The old Dawes I picked up Saturday came with a modern black seatpost. The first step was to use a pipe cutter. I saw no need to bury all that extra post in the tube.
...
07-09-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By SurferRosa

Are new shimano freewheels available without all...

Are new shimano freewheels available without all that ugly *** writing on the big cog?

This is why I usually go with Sunrace, friction or not.

If buying on ebay, be sure to ask the seller what...
07-08-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By SurferRosa

Better to have loved in a boring suburb than...

Better to have loved in a boring suburb than never to have loved at all.

At least, that's what they say.
07-08-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,065
Posted By SurferRosa

For some reason, this reminds me of an Easy Rider...

For some reason, this reminds me of an Easy Rider quote.

"You gotta hold it in your lungs lonnnger, George."


Anyhoo ... I use a tool in the hand to screw it on, which I find easier than...
07-08-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By SurferRosa

Sweet find. But that poor rear derailleur! ...

Sweet find.

But that poor rear derailleur!

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_6466_5a5a2e133ea8433f9a2887e4ef87f1ed278c2182.jpg

Lengthen the chain if you can...
07-08-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By SurferRosa

Hmm... I'd worry that spindle isn't long enough....

Hmm... I'd worry that spindle isn't long enough. :innocent:

https://www.velonews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DSCF3811-720x405.jpg.
07-08-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,347
Posted By SurferRosa

[/color] The suntour stuff should have '70s...

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The suntour stuff should have '70s date codes. And that black rear mech will be in high demand here or on ebay.
07-08-19, 12:43 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 139,837
Posted By SurferRosa

https://i.imgur.com/HXpSsCM.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/HXpSsCM.jpg
07-07-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,599
Posted By SurferRosa

You should definitely sell those. :innocent:

You should definitely sell those. :innocent:
07-07-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 80,468
Posted By SurferRosa

Last week, I had a chainring bolt loosen on a...

Last week, I had a chainring bolt loosen on a group ride which caused some creaking when climbing. Today, I went around to all my bikes and checked all the chainring bolts. On almost every bike, at...
07-06-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,075
Posted By SurferRosa

Phone mount for vintage bikes A...

Phone mount for vintage bikes

A philosophically curious phrase.
07-06-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By SurferRosa

I'd try to match it with the shifters and rear...

I'd try to match it with the shifters and rear mech as best I could.

And match the handle of your tool to the required torque. When tightening derailleur clamp and cable anchor bolts, use only a...
07-06-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,810
Posted By SurferRosa

Sold this lower end Batavus the other day. ...

Sold this lower end Batavus the other day.

https://i.imgur.com/U7nsJCY.jpg

Found a donor Schwinn for the wheelset, pedals and bars. Replaced the turkey levers. Found it a nice Ideale saddle,...
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