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07-24-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 136,870
Posted By cycleheimer

1981 Fuji Royale in Anthracite Gray

Really like this bike. Frame size is great for me, and riding it brings me back to another time. Too many subtle, and not so subtle, upgrades to list....
07-10-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,511
Posted By cycleheimer

Hoping to be out on my Litespeed tomorrow! ...

Hoping to be out on my Litespeed tomorrow!
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07-04-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,199
Posted By cycleheimer

A Scotch style ale. ...

A Scotch style ale.
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07-03-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 945
Posted By cycleheimer

The 1980s, as mentioned, had the innovations at a...

The 1980s, as mentioned, had the innovations at a nice price. You can find beautifully finished lugged frames that can handle 700c wheel sets. I always liked the Japanese bikes, which IMHO hit their...
07-02-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By cycleheimer

The bar wrap colors with white brake lever covers...

The bar wrap colors with white brake lever covers from a UO-8 may look mismatched, but they aren't.:thumb:...
06-30-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By cycleheimer

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My Fuji's "before" photo from the original ad. It was up for sale...
06-30-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By cycleheimer

I just bought a '76 America. It's my next...

I just bought a '76 America. It's my next project. Needs alot of TLC, but is complete right down to the SunTour bar cons. The early '80s America's are really nice!
06-29-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By cycleheimer

The Fuji it the big "4" "0"

Just wanted to celebrate one of my bike's turning 40! It could lose a little weight, but it is still in really good shape!...
06-28-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 704,787
Posted By cycleheimer

Another Fuji springs back to life!

Too many changes to list, in addition to a complete overhaul. It's a perfect fit, so it was worth it! ...
06-24-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 84,920
Posted By cycleheimer

Gundelach's in New Rochelle, NY

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06-22-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,143
Posted By cycleheimer

Last year was crazy. Bikes disappeared from CL...

Last year was crazy. Bikes disappeared from CL and FBM within hours. I still was able to find a great deal in my size. This year it is the opposite in my area. The housing market has gone crazy...
Replies: 16
Views: 786
Posted By cycleheimer

If the frame fits, and you have the parts and...

If the frame fits, and you have the parts and supplies on hand,, go for it. Sand the frame a bit and spray it with blue enamel. The Orient Express was a nice bike. I've had 2 orient expresses and a...
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By cycleheimer

I would jump on it just for the wheels if they...

I would jump on it just for the wheels if they were in good shape. It looks like a 49cm (19") frame. It's not a low-end department store bike, so it was probably bought for an adult. The size would...
06-18-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By cycleheimer

Those concave Weinmann rims are bomb proof. They...

Those concave Weinmann rims are bomb proof. They were great for touring bikes in '78. The SunTrust bar cons are almost worth what you paid. Every now and then you get lucky. C&V market around me is...
06-16-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,888
Posted By cycleheimer

Looking to get a Campagnolo gruppo for the bike I...

Looking to get a Campagnolo gruppo for the bike I bought at Wal-Mart 15 years ago. 15 years is vintage, right?
06-10-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,492
Posted By cycleheimer

Cycling can lead to weight lose if you don't eat...

Cycling can lead to weight lose if you don't eat junk food and pile on extra calories. Keep it simple. Limit sugar, fat, salt, processed foods, fast foods. Change thoughts about food as a reward,...
06-08-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,943
Posted By cycleheimer

Used upper-end models were always in short...

Used upper-end models were always in short supply. Most people, when purchasing a new bike, go for entry-level stuff. Some will purchase the better quality upper mid-level stuff. A.limited few will...
05-28-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,513
Posted By cycleheimer

I was trying to find something C&V and decent...

I was trying to find something C&V and decent with the correct frame size to ride. That wasn't that easy in my area. In the last few years I've been lucky to find nicer bikes with the correct sizing....
05-27-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 115,076
Posted By cycleheimer

Titanium Litespeed

My Litespeed from Tennessee.
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03-28-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,445
Posted By cycleheimer

Would be dangerous to ride. Frame could break at...

Would be dangerous to ride. Frame could break at any time. Invest your time in a better project.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,622
Posted By cycleheimer

Obviously it depends on condition. It is,...

Obviously it depends on condition. It is, however, a touring bike. Touring bikes make great all purpose bikes. They are a bit heavy and a little slow, in comparison to competitive road racing bikes,...
Replies: 27
Views: 6,605
Posted By cycleheimer

Still have my DT, and I have been ...

Still have my DT, and I have been
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riding it again.
Replies: 26
Views: 1,524
Posted By cycleheimer

Good move. The downsides are 27" tires, steel...

Good move. The downsides are 27" tires, steel rims, cottered steel crank set, fragile plastic deraileurs and shifters, threaded axles, hi-ten frame, typically uncomfortable cheap vinyl covered...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By cycleheimer

Clean it up if you want to sell it. The bike...

Clean it up if you want to sell it. The bike shortage during our pandemic has boosted bike prices. In NY people are trying to get $300 to $400 for UO-8s. Plenty of drawbacks (27" tires, steel rims,...
06-26-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 36,980
Posted By cycleheimer

'78 Bridgestone Kabuki

I bought this new in '79, and it still looks (almost) new.
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06-24-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,548
Posted By cycleheimer

Yea, Schwinn Varsity for the '70s. If Japanese...

Yea, Schwinn Varsity for the '70s. If Japanese for the '70s my vote would be for the Fuji "Special Road Racer" (S-10-S).
06-21-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By cycleheimer

Nice! Those cushion grips are comfy, BTW. You...

Nice! Those cushion grips are comfy, BTW. You can wrap new bar tape over them, retaining the cushion for added comfort. My Fuji is a '91. They weren't made in Japan then and came with a uni-crown...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,358
Posted By cycleheimer

That is in nice shape! It should clean up nicely....

That is in nice shape! It should clean up nicely. Probably best to leave it stock. The money you would spend could go towards another project with whatever upgrades you need. Later versions of the...
06-20-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,686
Posted By cycleheimer

This one has been on NYC (Fairfield) for a couple...

This one has been on NYC (Fairfield) for a couple of years at least. They want $3,500 for it. CL isn't the best place to sell a $3,500 bike. Plenty of photos on the CL post. Reminds me of the...
06-17-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By cycleheimer

Breaking Away hit the theaters on July 13, 1979

I saw that movie a half dozen times in the theater that year. The DT was more within my budget at that time....
06-17-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By cycleheimer

Your welcome! Thank you for the info!

Your welcome! Thank you for the info!
06-16-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By cycleheimer

T-Mar, it does have Shimano hubs. The clamps on...

T-Mar, it does have Shimano hubs. The clamps on the top tube for the rear brake cable are also Shimano, and are stamped "DURA-ACE". All the date codes on the components are from 1977. The red color...
06-16-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By cycleheimer

As said, low-end bike. If he has ridden a bike...

As said, low-end bike. If he has ridden a bike with alloy rims and better components he will understand. Big bike shortage at the moment, and it's late spring. It has gone from a hard-to-sell $50...
06-16-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By cycleheimer

The C.A.B.E. (Classic and Antique Bicycle...

The C.A.B.E. (Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange) will have forums that will put you in touch with the right people for this project. That is your best contact source for late 19th century and...
06-16-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 156,048
Posted By cycleheimer

My "Made in Italy" Bianchi

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24 speeds and rear rack mounts!
06-15-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By cycleheimer

Water bottle cage to go on tomorrow. Something...

Water bottle cage to go on tomorrow. Something that should have been done in 1979.
06-15-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By cycleheimer

Out of storage again 11 years later!

I got distracted with other bikes since I started this thread. I just narrowed the heard down to 5 road bikes and 1 MTB. This is one of the five, which I haven't ridden in 11 years. I bought it when...
06-13-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By cycleheimer

See a 1985 Buyer's guide there! 1985 was a great...

See a 1985 Buyer's guide there! 1985 was a great year for bikes! It's amazing what gets tossed out. "One man's trash is another man's treasure."
06-13-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,879
Posted By cycleheimer

OCD ...

OCD
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Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By cycleheimer

It is a nice early '80s (1983?) touring bike with...

It is a nice early '80s (1983?) touring bike with racks. Good demand for them out there. They are versatile. I would keep the saddle, but I have others to replace it with on that bike. The saddle is...
06-10-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,645
Posted By cycleheimer

How do YOU remedy the "frame is too small" problem?

The photo of the 23" frame taken in June 2009. The photo of the 25" frame was taken in June 2020. Through feeding it fresh oil, axle grease and WD40 the frame was able to grow a couple of inches over...
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06-08-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By cycleheimer

This is one of the most popular events in...

This is one of the most popular events in Westchester County. Given the incredible number of people who turn out for it, extending it through the summer months is a smart move. Extend your ride with...
06-07-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By cycleheimer

If the bike doesn't fit, sell it!

Now is pretty much a bad time to buy a bike. Most stores, at least in my area, don't have much if any inventory. There are no garage sales, no church rummage sales, and very slim pickings at crazy...
06-07-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,080
Posted By cycleheimer

Looks nice with black tape, plus it doesn't show...

Looks nice with black tape, plus it doesn't show the dirt and discoloration like other colors. Personally, I would wrap it over the existing tape for more cushioning. BTW, $250 gets you an old...
06-06-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 373,244
Posted By cycleheimer

Glad to have a "modern" bike with a chrome...

Glad to have a "modern" bike with a chrome molybdenum frame. The "granny" gear on the triple is great on hills, and it's nice to know it has rear rack and fender mounts, as well as...
06-05-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 373,244
Posted By cycleheimer

That looks familiar! Made in Italy! Thatsa nice!...

That looks familiar! Made in Italy! Thatsa nice! My Litespeed (with Shimano Ultegra) is under the cover next to it.
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
Posted By cycleheimer

Right now is a rough time, in many markets, to...

Right now is a rough time, in many markets, to buy a bike. Hyper demand is generally boosting prices to crazy "pandemic" levels. A Trek 400 is a modest bike. Campy cranks, though, can be pricey....
05-27-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 773
Posted By cycleheimer

It's a '91, but still looks like it did when new...

It's a '91, but still looks like it did when new on the sales floor. Yes, that is definitely inappropriate for a touring bike! ...
05-25-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,763
Posted By cycleheimer

Those bikes were ridden cross country "back in...

Those bikes were ridden cross country "back in the day", especially during the bicentennial summer of 1976. Right now in the NYC area finding a deal on a used bike isn't easy, especially since garage...
05-24-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By cycleheimer

I bought one of those new. Stainless steel main...

I bought one of those new. Stainless steel main tubes. I think the lugs were cast alloy. You will need a quill seat post, since there is no binder bolt.
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