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01-18-23, 04:41 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,129
Posted By gravelinmygears

Favorite steel bikes

Ha. I was typing out my list and it looks just like this. This year, I sold my Ritchey, bought a Merz, rode my Cinelli (below) and turned down a Masi.

I like to have specific categories of bikes:...
01-06-23, 11:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,202
Posted By gravelinmygears

I'm 6'1 and my inseam / pbh is 84cm (33 inches)....

I'm 6'1 and my inseam / pbh is 84cm (33 inches). That doesn't seem to be a typical combo.

The distance from center of crank to top of seatpost can only get you so far. The standover of a 59cm...
01-05-23, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 673
Posted By gravelinmygears

Thorns!

There's also the choice of whether to remove the goathead. The sealant will form around the thorn and if you pull it, you may go from a slow leak to a flat. Here in New Mexico, I have a variety of...
12-22-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,686
Posted By gravelinmygears

That's what C&V is for!

I'll just leave my log-in for this forum and tell my wife to give it all away. You guys do the rest.
12-15-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By gravelinmygears

Not Andy

Ha. I actually emailed back and forth with Andy from Strawberry about this bike. An employee of Strawberry built the frame 30 years ago. Not built by Andy but still very nice.
12-15-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 74,120
Views: 12,053,448
Posted By gravelinmygears

Otis!

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/d/walnut-creek-vintage-otis-guy-repack/7568652398.html

Repack Otis Guy.......copy.
...
12-11-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5,596
Views: 587,601
Posted By gravelinmygears

Thanks! Thatís one option Iím considering.

Thanks! Thatís one option Iím considering.
12-08-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 74,120
Views: 12,053,448
Posted By gravelinmygears

Eisentraut "Lungless" frame for the tall rider in your life

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/649187910092240/?hoisted=false&ref=search&referral_code=null&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3Aee01b0ac-2197-432e-9a9f-82f9845e2769
...
12-07-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 74,120
Views: 12,053,448
Posted By gravelinmygears

Link

Link: https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bop/7564388399.html
11-17-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By gravelinmygears

There's a thread here:...

There's a thread here: https://m.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?p=22136052

Newer photos here:...
11-17-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By gravelinmygears

Mystery of mysteries

I have an early Ritchey and I spent a lot of time looking for details on his early work so that I could sell it. There just isn't much out there. He saw photos of my bike and all he said was "that's...
02-14-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 244,513
Posted By gravelinmygears

I can help. Send me a PM.

I can help. Send me a PM.
01-17-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,876
Posted By gravelinmygears

Photo

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x853/tom_and_pete_ae9361fbea1fd00728dcbb1c981321975a5083d4.jpg
09-17-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By gravelinmygears

That's my issue. I bought the blue one and then...

That's my issue. I bought the blue one and then was offered the red one and couldn't resist. Then I got a deal on an Orange custom Eisentraut that I like best of all. Hard to turn them away.
09-16-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By gravelinmygears

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/9e150952_14a3_4981_9870_06cc90339ea9_0c6a10b5c213e176c4d50f90aa31f9ef5cdfaaa8.jpeg...
09-16-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By gravelinmygears

SOLD Eisentrauts: 56 ďA FrameĒ and 57 Limited

9/25 Both bikes have sold

I have two bikes for sale. Bikes are in Albuquerque. Shipping included in price. $100 discount for local pickup.

1977 Eisentraut Limited $1400 obo
* Seat Tube - 57cm...
08-31-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By gravelinmygears

I have the correct spindle! That's one thing I DO...

I have the correct spindle! That's one thing I DO have. As discussed elsewhere, I've decided to "Spence Wolf" three other bikes and keep this one somewhat original.
08-31-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,222
Posted By gravelinmygears

Idk

Between the two NRs and a Suntour XC Sport, I canít really say which performs better. The XC Sport is even working with a weird 3 pulley rear derailleur and all is smooth.
...
08-19-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,192
Posted By gravelinmygears

That's what I was thinking - the Coop....

That's what I was thinking - the Coop. Unfortunately they no longer deal in old parts. The new owners seem to be focusing on custom builds with modern parts for the college crowd. I miss talking to...
08-18-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,192
Posted By gravelinmygears

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1242x1568/d86d9d87_821e_43a7_8836_45fe83599a2d_1576c21620bb780a85bdf5a732f40201c1e99a3f.jpeg
08-18-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,192
Posted By gravelinmygears

HA! There are no old parts left in Albuquerque...

HA! There are no old parts left in Albuquerque shops. They've all been hidden aware in the barrows of ancient collectors in the foothills. I have to wait until they die and their children liquidate.
08-18-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,192
Posted By gravelinmygears

I donít think so. The original owner lived here...

I donít think so. The original owner lived here in the southwest.

Iíd love to have one of those cages.
08-18-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,192
Posted By gravelinmygears

It's funny that you ask....this discussion got me...

It's funny that you ask....this discussion got me thinking about another bike that has a non-period rear derailleur - my late 70s / early 80s Ritchey road. All Campagnolo except the rear derailleur...
08-18-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,192
Posted By gravelinmygears

I thought it was odd. He's so thorough. But I've...

I thought it was odd. He's so thorough. But I've found other derailleurs missing now that I've stared at the site for a bit. I guess he just writes about the ones he loves and hates.
08-18-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,192
Posted By gravelinmygears

No mention of the Rally though.

No mention of the Rally though.
08-17-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,192
Posted By gravelinmygears

Itís a GT.

Itís a GT.
07-26-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
Posted By gravelinmygears

https://www.ebay.com/itm/304081464120

https://www.ebay.com/itm/304081464120
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By gravelinmygears

Early Ritchey ďAĒ bike

I bought this bike a couple weeks ago. I reached out to an employee of Tom Ritchey and asked if he could verify the bikes origin. He showed the bike to Tom who said it was a ďvery early A bikeĒ and...
06-28-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,196
Posted By gravelinmygears

I reached out thru someone I kinda know at...

I reached out thru someone I kinda know at Ritchey HQ. He sent photos to Tom. Apparently this is an oddball model with the fork mounts going all the way thru and the plain-ness of the fork crown.
06-28-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,196
Posted By gravelinmygears

Itís a Tom

Tom Ritchey has claimed the bike. He said itís an early ďAĒ frame built from Columbus tubing.
06-27-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,196
Posted By gravelinmygears

Just heard back from Otis Guy. He did not build...

Just heard back from Otis Guy. He did not build it.
06-26-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,196
Posted By gravelinmygears

I bought the bike

I asked Peter Johnson if he built the bike and he said no. He thinks that itís a Tom Richey maybe from the 80s. He took one look at the seat cluster and said it had to be Tom. Others have said Otis...
06-14-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,600
Views: 1,012,921
Posted By gravelinmygears

Nishiki Bel Air

More photos in Asian serial number thread. Nishiki Bel Air. May be 1986. Serial number below. ...
06-11-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,941
Posted By gravelinmygears

We have the Santa Fe Century in New Mexico. It's...

We have the Santa Fe Century in New Mexico. It's a century for any bike (which gets it paid for and gathers riders) but they have a vintage show and ride incorporated into it.
...
06-08-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,757
Posted By gravelinmygears

Bump

Bump
06-06-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 31,563
Posted By gravelinmygears

Revival

Iíd like to revive this thread. Are there ANY Nishiki catalogs out there to be scanned? The googling reveals very little.
05-30-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,757
Posted By gravelinmygears

Iím picky about Ritcheys. Iíve had a couple now....

Iím picky about Ritcheys. Iíve had a couple now. Not into the camo and the team is a 19.
05-25-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,288
Posted By gravelinmygears

Another one

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bop/d/concord-hamilton-sattui-frameset-etc/7326128195.html
05-24-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21,482
Views: 4,119,164
Posted By gravelinmygears

"Soooooooooo, tell me about the...

"Soooooooooo, tell me about the brake...."
05-19-21, 08:01 PM
05-19-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 74,120
Views: 12,053,448
Posted By gravelinmygears

Gone

Grabbed it.
05-18-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21,482
Views: 4,119,164
Posted By gravelinmygears

Ouch

If I jump on them Iíll get tetanus!
05-17-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By gravelinmygears

Rick told there wasn't a market for fillet brazed...

Rick told there wasn't a market for fillet brazed bikes and offered me $50.
05-15-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,196
Posted By gravelinmygears

Oh the tears I've cried! No, I remember the first...

Oh the tears I've cried! No, I remember the first time I got a chip in the paint on my prized road bike. I just stared at that flake of Joe Bell applied paint in my hand in disbelief. I was so upset...
05-15-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,196
Posted By gravelinmygears

That crossed my mind as well. I was hoping to...

That crossed my mind as well. I was hoping to find myself the Charlie Bucket in this situation. I’m afraid Veruca might get it in the end.

I hope she posts photos.
...
05-15-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,196
Posted By gravelinmygears

Want it

Iíve done everything that can be done to buy this bike. Iím sure the seller is overwhelmed with emails. Some have suggested itís turned into a local auction or maybe the guy is out of town. Another...
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By gravelinmygears

Nishiki International pristine

Just found a pristine Nishiki International 52cm. Sorry for the lousy photos. Ideas on worth? Itís near perfect. ...
05-14-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By gravelinmygears

Thanks, everyone. Reading rccardr's post helped...

Thanks, everyone. Reading rccardr's post helped me realize there are other bikes I'd rather pursue. Or, actually, it helped me realize I haven't drilled down to what I specifically want. I like these...
05-13-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,196
Posted By gravelinmygears

I love this history. I've come close to pulling...

I love this history. I've come close to pulling the trigger on an Eisentrout but the sizing is never right. At this point, I think I've done all I can. I've reached out to the seller and heard...
05-13-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,196
Posted By gravelinmygears

Agreed

I agree with your assessment. I hope whoever gets the bike posts some photos and shares with all of us.
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