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05-23-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By TugaDude

While not data, Sheldon Brown makes some very...

While not data, Sheldon Brown makes some very good points in favor of single speed efficiency...Why ride a Singlespeed?Modern multi-speed bikes are marvels of technology, and allow a cyclist to...
05-22-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By TugaDude

Another one to check out is the Surly...

Another one to check out is the Surly Steamroller. Most everyone that has owned one has been complimentary. My favorite is the All City Big Block.
05-22-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By TugaDude

I looked up the Moose Porter as I had never heard...

I looked up the Moose Porter as I had never heard of it. It looks very good and well-equipped at a decent price.
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By TugaDude

Unfortunately all this adds up to "not worth...

Unfortunately all this adds up to "not worth much".
Replies: 26
Views: 645
Posted By TugaDude

I know this will sound crazy, but profit isn't...

I know this will sound crazy, but profit isn't always important to people. If he's satisfied, he's satisfied. There's no doubt the bike is worth more, but in the end, it's his call.
05-17-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By TugaDude

If nothing is wrong, put it out of your mind. ...

If nothing is wrong, put it out of your mind. No, the average rider wouldn't be able to tell unless there was a significant change in the tires. It would have zero to do with the rims. On the...
Replies: 26
Views: 645
Posted By TugaDude

The bike definitely has value. The components...

The bike definitely has value. The components themselves have value. This might be one of those instances where the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. I love the look, the chrome lugs,...
Replies: 26
Views: 645
Posted By TugaDude

Bianchigirll, how did you access those? When I...

Bianchigirll, how did you access those? When I go to the poster's page, I don't see anything. Thanks!
Replies: 26
Views: 645
Posted By TugaDude

I checked and it appears you have no albums...

I checked and it appears you have no albums currently. Please check the status on your end. Thanks.
Replies: 26
Views: 645
Posted By TugaDude

You can upload photos to your gallery on your...

You can upload photos to your gallery on your user page. We can then see them there.
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By TugaDude

Sounds like a nice bike. You can put photos in...

Sounds like a nice bike. You can put photos in your gallery on your user page and we can access them there.
05-11-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 319
Posted By TugaDude

Would a Triplizer work for your purposes? ...

Would a Triplizer work for your purposes?

https://www.redclovercomponents.com/store/p11/144_BCD_Triplizer%2C_42_Teeth.html
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By TugaDude

You might try to list it for 100 pounds and then...

You might try to list it for 100 pounds and then see what happens. The "problem" with older bikes like that is they aren't exactly rare and they will require a lot of work usually, to get them road...
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By TugaDude

For what it's worth, there is a "new" Raleigh...

For what it's worth, there is a "new" Raleigh Superbe on the market. Looks sweet! There's an eBike version also.
...
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By TugaDude

Yes, it could very well be a Raleigh Superbe...

Yes, it could very well be a Raleigh Superbe step-through. Here's a pic of a vintage Superbe I found. Not all original it appears.
https://webimg.secondhandapp.at/w-i-mgl/5be40a9fc2210c402e647f8c
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By TugaDude

If you want, you can do it now. Add them to your...

If you want, you can do it now. Add them to your gallery on your home page and we can get them from there.
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By TugaDude

I believe serial # would be on the left side of...

I believe serial # would be on the left side of the seat tube just below the seat post lug.

5 digit number.

...
Replies: 35
Views: 777
Posted By TugaDude

I agree! Almost looks like someone used JB Weld...

I agree! Almost looks like someone used JB Weld or something to secure it. Whitish residue on chain stay looks weird along with the gap where the dropout slides into the seat stay.

Could L-9 be...
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By TugaDude

The picture shot from behind the rear triangle...

The picture shot from behind the rear triangle seems to indicate a substantial bend in the left (NDS) chainstay..
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By TugaDude

I'd give that frame a careful examination. Might...

I'd give that frame a careful examination. Might be the angle of the photograph, but the chainstay on the non-drive side looks like it might be bent.
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By TugaDude

I just located this thread which the OP might...

I just located this thread which the OP might want to check out. The bike in the thread is just a tad different in some respects, but basically the same.
...
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By TugaDude

Since it is the only one I've ever seen, I'd say...

Since it is the only one I've ever seen, I'd say it should be priceless. But seriously, it really is unusual and the first I've seen from Lotus. I did see a Fuji that had that sort of "aero" tubing...
05-04-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By TugaDude

For whatever reason Frejus has always been a...

For whatever reason Frejus has always been a favorite brand of mine. I don't really have a grail bike list, but if I did, a Frejus might be at the top. I am so glad that these worthy bikes are...
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By TugaDude

The dog is priceless! The bike seems to be in...

The dog is priceless! The bike seems to be in wonderful shape and is worthy of much love. Bikes of that sort are becoming popular again, partially to youtubers who are talking them up. They...
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By TugaDude

A couple of quick internet searches and a visit...

A couple of quick internet searches and a visit to Velobase.com indicates to me that those components are pretty scarce out there. If you want them and the price is reasonable (to you), then you...
05-02-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By TugaDude

Is the "C" stamped into the rear fork end? Or is...

Is the "C" stamped into the rear fork end? Or is it a decal like this?

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRB50WK2RmVRz1s-Yv0zWF8M2yBNgCYYi1Fz3a1Z7SS6Q&s

If you want, you can...
05-02-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By TugaDude

None of the Charge Plug's I've seen had...

None of the Charge Plug's I've seen had chain-tensioning screws.
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By TugaDude

This thread shows mine...looks nothing like the...

This thread shows mine...looks nothing like the photos now because it's got a different stem, bars, tape, saddle, shifters, etc.
...
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By TugaDude

That's a steal for steel. But seriously,...

That's a steal for steel. But seriously, Waterford is a major maker with top quality. I own one and it is as close to flawless as I've seen.
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By TugaDude

I agree, they tend to go fast because they don't...

I agree, they tend to go fast because they don't come up for sale very often it seems. I have no idea if that cable routing is original or not, but I did find one example that differs from what is...
04-30-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,984
Posted By TugaDude

Some things just weren't meant to be I'm afraid. ...

Some things just weren't meant to be I'm afraid. Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder, but come on?

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Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By TugaDude

The old quote, which happens to be true, is it is...

The old quote, which happens to be true, is it is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. Having said that, what I do is imagine it was mine and then decide what I'd want to get out of it,...
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By TugaDude

Unfortunately true, but you can say that about...

Unfortunately true, but you can say that about many bikes. And we often do on this forum.
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By TugaDude

Very nice! I have always liked those rims, they...

Very nice! I have always liked those rims, they are super strong. I think the paint and decals are in pretty decent shape from what I can see. I'd try to do some minor touch-up on any rusted...
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By TugaDude

You have 12 now, the number shows up under your...

You have 12 now, the number shows up under your icon.

Old 04-28-22, 08:24 AM
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Fixiebro...
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By TugaDude

The photo of the rear dropout is good enough that...

The photo of the rear dropout is good enough that I can see the "Scream" face reflected from what looks like the back of a phone.

It appears clear that it either isn't a 1974 or it has been...
04-27-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,984
Posted By TugaDude

https://cdn-ctstaging.pressidium.com/wp-content/up...

https://cdn-ctstaging.pressidium.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Colnago-Arabesque-2016-24K-gold-bikes-of-the-bunch-cyclingtips-18.jpg

For those who like to mix a little bit of gold with their...
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By TugaDude

I love examples like this. Whatever you do,...

I love examples like this. Whatever you do, treat her well, she's a survivor.
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By TugaDude

Solid bike that needs some love. Would clean up...

Solid bike that needs some love. Would clean up nicely. I'd be on my way to pick it up.
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By TugaDude

Another thing to bear in mind as you seek out...

Another thing to bear in mind as you seek out another bike is the way it feels and the way it makes you feel when you are riding it. Sometimes, maybe even oftentimes it has nothing to do with the...
04-19-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 331,621
Posted By TugaDude

In all seriousness, thanks to everyone who has...

In all seriousness, thanks to everyone who has participated in this thread. As a lifelong cat lover it really warms my heart. These animals are so worthy of our love and our care and it is cool...
04-19-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 331,621
Posted By TugaDude

The thing on the collar is a specially machined,...

The thing on the collar is a specially machined, custom component from Chris King. It is purple anodized but comes in a rainbow of colors. Being aluminum it is resistant from potential corrosion...
Forum: Introductions
04-18-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By TugaDude

Some good info here. ...

Some good info here.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/928586-fuji-331-tubing.html
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By TugaDude

You're welcome. Always happy to help. You can...

You're welcome. Always happy to help. You can post some photos after you have 10 posts I believe. We'd love to see your bike.
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By TugaDude

Are you certain it is a Gran Corsa and not a Gran...

Are you certain it is a Gran Corsa and not a Gran Criterium, by chance. Way more Gran Criteriums were made in the U.S. over the years. The catalog scan came from: ...
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By TugaDude

If it fits and it is fully functional and there's...

If it fits and it is fully functional and there's no frame damage, that is an absolute steal.
04-08-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By TugaDude

I think it would be a travesty to put a...

I think it would be a travesty to put a modern-looking crank on something like that. But that's just me. I also would make component weight a secondary pursuit. But again, that's just me. I'd...
04-08-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By TugaDude

This forum is obviously a great resource! People...

This forum is obviously a great resource! People who love bikes helping others who do too.
04-06-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,686
Posted By TugaDude

Depends on how much adjustment you can get out of...

Depends on how much adjustment you can get out of your fork ends. Personally I think thatís too big a difference. When were you suggesting you would change gears? Before the ride? During? ...
04-06-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,686
Posted By TugaDude

Nothing wrong with walking when necessary. If...

Nothing wrong with walking when necessary. If you do it a lot and it bothers you, then a gear change might be in order I guess.
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