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08-22-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 302
Posted By cycleheimer

Enjoy it. It's good for occassional slower paced...

Enjoy it. It's good for occassional slower paced local riding on level terrain. Just take it easy with it, and avoid riding in the rain. Older brake pads (tend to dry and harden with age) have very...
08-21-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 750
Posted By cycleheimer

You don't have to make excuses! It's a Moto GT...

You don't have to make excuses! It's a Moto GT that was "Made in France", and it is in really nice condition. I would have been all over that like "white on rice", especially since it's my size....
08-21-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 302
Posted By cycleheimer

I worked on these in the '70s. I also maintained...

I worked on these in the '70s. I also maintained a small rental fleet of them. Nice catch, and nicely "nostalgic". As mentioned, they are basic and get the job done. Check the frame for breaks where...
08-21-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,159
Posted By cycleheimer

It sure looks to be in good shape! I do believe...

It sure looks to be in good shape! I do believe 3-speeds with 27" rims were available in the 1950s. I have a later Raleigh Gran Sport which is still N.O..S. out of the box with all the original...
08-06-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By cycleheimer

I saw that cover the other day. A 1960s Schwinn...

I saw that cover the other day. A 1960s Schwinn frame was the first thing that came to mind....
06-20-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 524
Posted By cycleheimer

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05-11-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,692
Posted By cycleheimer

'81 Fuji & '91 Fuji ...

'81 Fuji & '91 Fuji
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04-10-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By cycleheimer

Nice! I have a Campy-equpped Alfana. Great riding...

Nice! I have a Campy-equpped Alfana. Great riding bike, even if it isn't in "celeste". I got over that issue within 5 minutes of my first ride on it! You did well on the price! They all usually need...
04-04-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By cycleheimer

Ditto. They were almost impossible to "true"....

Ditto. They were almost impossible to "true". Then you'd get the cheapo kids bikes with those dented rims from curb hopping. You would have to tap them back in using a block and hammer before trueing...
04-01-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By cycleheimer

I had a Skyway 3 speed as a kid. Probably around...

I had a Skyway 3 speed as a kid. Probably around 1968 or 1969. I think it cost around $29. They were not durable like a Schwinn.
03-29-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,674
Posted By cycleheimer

Sounds like a nice deal, especially if you get it...

Sounds like a nice deal, especially if you get it for $60. An English bike with reliable Japanese components makes a nice combination. Easier to work on and fewer headaches.
02-23-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 11,650,259
Posted By cycleheimer

This is totally off the chain! A LE CHAMPION...

This is totally off the chain! A LE CHAMPION (Reynolds 531 frame/forks + Campy components)! Check out the "Made in Italy" Bianchi! I am tempted to drive the 3+ hours each way like Steve McQueen for...
02-21-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 257,829
Posted By cycleheimer

The Saratoga touring model in the same color and...

The Saratoga touring model in the same color and similar decal designs. One of my favorite Fujis, but a bit heavy....
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
Posted By cycleheimer

Worth .... keeping!

Worth .... keeping!
02-09-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,314
Posted By cycleheimer

That's was a good deal on a super reliable, well...

That's was a good deal on a super reliable, well made bike. I have a nice collection of Fujis, and have had many more over the years. Really good choice. This is my subtly upgraded Royale, which I...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 11,983,300
Posted By cycleheimer

I have made some very subtle upgrades to this '81...

I have made some very subtle upgrades to this '81 Fuji over the years. Switching to bar-cons was one of the best things I did. ...
01-31-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By cycleheimer

The Volpe is versatile, and well regarded. I had...

The Volpe is versatile, and well regarded. I had gotten a deal on one, but the frame size was too small. I was hoping to use it as a touring bike. Anyway, it sold fast. Cleaned, adjusted and lubed...
01-30-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,213
Posted By cycleheimer

Yes indeed they are, and yes I am with mine....

Yes indeed they are, and yes I am with mine....
01-29-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,967
Posted By cycleheimer

Road bikes with 25" frames are not that hard to...

Road bikes with 25" frames are not that hard to find. There are also 26" and 27" frames out there, although they are not that common. If that turns out to be the size you need, keep your eyes open...
01-25-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,436
Posted By cycleheimer

1981 Fuji Royale in Anthracite Gray

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12-17-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,900
Views: 785,650
Posted By cycleheimer

One of my "faves"! ...

One of my "faves"!
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My Fuji's "before" photo from the original...
12-06-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,802
Posted By cycleheimer

Ride a French Motobecane for awhile. They are...

Ride a French Motobecane for awhile. They are well thought out, well made bikes with beautiful paint jobs. Bikes that were very well made well in France. Ride one and you could find yourself becoming...
11-02-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,678
Posted By cycleheimer

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24 speeds and rear rack mounts!
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By cycleheimer

Forget the $225 mess. $100 for a Voyageur, or...

Forget the $225 mess. $100 for a Voyageur, or any touring bike, in good shape is a great deal. Make sure it fits and is in good shape. If it is, grab it fast.
07-24-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 164,755
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....
07-04-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 78,306
Posted By cycleheimer

A Scotch style ale. ...

A Scotch style ale.
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06-29-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
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: 2,900
Views: 785,650
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! ...
06-18-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
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: 7,543
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: 156
Views: 11,043
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: 5,982
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: 4,432
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....
Replies: 7
Views: 2,416
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: 12
Views: 1,330
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,...
06-21-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
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: 2,671
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...
06-15-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,537
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, 03:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,606
Posted By cycleheimer

OCD ...

OCD
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06-10-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,572
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...
06-07-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,649
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...
05-25-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,720
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...
05-21-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,504
Posted By cycleheimer

Upstate for hills in NYC = Yonkers.

Upstate for hills in NYC = Yonkers.
05-21-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,504
Posted By cycleheimer

The "boss" talked me into riding more and...

The "boss" talked me into riding more and collecting less a few years ago, and she is tough! Last year, though, was insane! I bought a whole new fleet of bikes. All were my size, almost all like new...
05-13-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,515
Posted By cycleheimer

For me, it definitely brings back memories of...

For me, it definitely brings back memories of 1974. Although we would think of it as entry-level now, it is set-up in a very nice way for that time period. A nice "bike boom" time capsule. I also...
05-11-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,796
Posted By cycleheimer

I ride the hoods on my '78 Moto GTs. I grab the...

I ride the hoods on my '78 Moto GTs. I grab the extension levers from the bottom, and they work fine. The wheels on my bikes are trued to perfection, the brakes are properly adjusted, the lever...
05-10-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,279
Posted By cycleheimer

With fenders... ...

With fenders...
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05-06-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,440
Posted By cycleheimer

At $125 I would have bought that in a New York...

At $125 I would have bought that in a New York nanosecond, especially since it's my size! Miyata touring bike with extras, and in nice shape, for 125? WOW! Picture assist..... ...
05-06-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,279
Posted By cycleheimer

Congratulations! They are really very nice bikes,...

Congratulations! They are really very nice bikes, even if (upper) "mid-level" in the hierarchy of things. The quality of their specs got better after the early 70s. Does it have a hi-ten frame?...
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