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07-27-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By noobinsf

I'll take the Sunrace, then, PM incoming. I have...

I'll take the Sunrace, then, PM incoming. I have one and like it.
07-24-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By noobinsf

Looks like fun! I think I can join, but need to...

Looks like fun! I think I can join, but need to check with the social calendar czar (aka my wife).
07-23-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 582
Posted By noobinsf

Looks that way, and I can't identify the cage....

Looks that way, and I can't identify the cage. It's the retainer at the 11 o'clock position on the guide pulley that looks non-campy to me, but I am by no means an expert. It reminds me of Shimano.
...
07-22-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By noobinsf

I ended up setting my calipers to 25.8 and gently...

I ended up setting my calipers to 25.8 and gently rotating them inside the tube with the clamp undone, and I got consistent light contact all the way around. I went with 25.8 as the first test, and...
07-20-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By noobinsf

I donít know the first thing about Torpado, but...

I donít know the first thing about Torpado, but my Motobecane Grand Record with 531 main tubes takes a 26.4 post. Just a data point, nothing more.

Oh, and my old Puch Bergmeister gaspipe took a...
07-16-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By noobinsf

$300 is a bit of a toss up, because it looks to...

$300 is a bit of a toss up, because it looks to be in good shape. I’d be happy if I got it for $150, because of the steel wheels, cottered crank, plastic front derailleur, and Carbolite frame. Pretty...
07-15-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By noobinsf

Univega Alpina and VW Bug?

Univega Alpina and VW Bug?
07-14-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 351
Posted By noobinsf

Cantilever brakes also would have come later than...

Cantilever brakes also would have come later than 1981, I think. I hope you snag it — I’ve had a number of Univegas, none bad.
07-11-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 488,789
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, thatís awesome! I know there was a steel...

Wow, thatís awesome! I know there was a steel superlight around 79-80, but I did not know they brought the name back for an aluminum frame. Very cool!
07-03-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By noobinsf

Sold

Sold
07-02-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By noobinsf

91 Univega Alpina Comp

SOLD

This is an early 90's MTB, kind of the golden age of this type of rigid steel-framed mountain bike. It's a Univega Alpina Comp, a racing bike with Ritchey and Suntour's high-level components...
06-30-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By noobinsf

Okay, I think the mystery is solved, now that I...

Okay, I think the mystery is solved, now that I tried to fit the 22.2 stem I was planning to use into the steerer, which didn't fit, and then noticed that the head tube looked pretty broad. It looks...
06-28-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By noobinsf

The headset is one reason I still have the frame...

The headset is one reason I still have the frame and really wanted it to work! Here is the rest of the rotating newsfeed:

...
06-28-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By noobinsf

In its latest iteration, I fit 35mm Gravelkings...

In its latest iteration, I fit 35mm Gravelkings with 45mm SKS fenders, so it's got a lot of clearance, even with 700c.

...
06-23-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By noobinsf

WTB: Ultegra 6700 front hub cone

I just finished overhauling a wheelset with these, and the only flaw is a pitted cone. Iíd love to find a new cone, but I hope Iím not looking for henís teeth. Anyone?

Thanks in advance!
06-15-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By noobinsf

Panaracer Paselas are a very good 27Ē tire,...

Panaracer Paselas are a very good 27Ē tire, reasonably priced.
06-15-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By noobinsf

Not safe.

Not safe.
06-13-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7,200
Views: 699,558
Posted By noobinsf

Browsing a site at exactly the right timeÖ ...

Browsing a site at exactly the right timeÖ


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06-12-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,344
Posted By noobinsf

I just spent a healthy sum on a shiny new...

I just spent a healthy sum on a shiny new crankset that I normally see for 2x or 3x what I paid, and I felt lucky. Itís of course justified with the idea that I will sell other things to compensate,...
06-11-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By noobinsf

Itís kinda silty and comes off easily with a...

Itís kinda silty and comes off easily with a thumbnail. Apparently blocks UV, because directly underneath, the paint looks pretty good. Currently residing in the garage, so no more UV to worry about.
06-11-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,344
Posted By noobinsf

"I Enjoy Over Spending on Old Bikes" could be the...

"I Enjoy Over Spending on Old Bikes" could be the name of this forum.
06-10-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 471
Posted By noobinsf

That's a really nice offer, but I am actually...

That's a really nice offer, but I am actually trying to give the frame away here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1232339-free-good-home-1950-s-peugeot-pc40-frame-fork.html

It's a...
06-09-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By noobinsf

Free to a good home -- 1950's Peugeot PC40 frame/fork

Update: no longer available

I bought this frame over the weekend to save it from a scrap metal fate and give a modest donation to the co-op that sold it. Realistically, I will never get around to...
06-05-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 471
Posted By noobinsf

Impulsive Peugeot PC40(?) purchase

The local co-op had a warehouse sale today, and it looked pretty picked over by the time I arrived, but this handsome fellow was there for $5. I think itís a 1950ís Peugeot PC40, based on a complete...
06-04-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By noobinsf

Lovely and local! Beautiful bike!

Lovely and local! Beautiful bike!
06-04-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By noobinsf

No, they're guides to ease replacing the wheel...

No, they're guides to ease replacing the wheel when you're ready to re-mount the wheel. Helps for speedy changes in races. Help(ed).
06-01-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,442
Posted By noobinsf

Almost, but not quite. The Olympic 12's #2 has...

Almost, but not quite. The Olympic 12's #2 has its flat end of the top curve along the vertical plane, but the red #2 has its flat side along the horizontal plane, more like Futura. It reminds me of...
05-29-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By noobinsf

Univega Competizione -- mine is an 82 that had...

Univega Competizione -- mine is an 82 that had Cyclone MKII stock, but I think the next year (?) they started using Superbe. Made of Champion #1.
05-28-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,525
Posted By noobinsf

Based on my past activity, I have to wait until...

Based on my past activity, I have to wait until 2024 to contribute to this thread.
05-23-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By noobinsf

You may need to let out the limit screw slightly...

You may need to let out the limit screw slightly to let the chain go that extra mm or two to seat properly on that cog.
05-21-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By noobinsf

"EF" Here is a link to a pic from the...

"EF"
Here is a link to a pic from the interwebs, not mine: https://www.flickr.com/photos/leaping_gnome/5249782596
05-20-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,161
Posted By noobinsf

"I read that wrong initially." [crowd...

"I read that wrong initially."

[crowd groans]

"Aw, come on!"
05-16-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,652
Posted By noobinsf

Almost forgot that I found these locally last...

Almost forgot that I found these locally last month. Not exactly cheap, but not outrageous, either.

...
05-16-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,445
Posted By noobinsf

I know you’re looking for vintage, but aren’t ...

I know you’re looking for vintage, but aren’t current steel frame offerings from Soma made with Prestige?
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By noobinsf

Here is a thread with relevant information:...

Here is a thread with relevant information: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1169221-nishiki-international-we19207-serial.html
05-11-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By noobinsf

I was compelled to look him up, too. Age 81 and...

I was compelled to look him up, too. Age 81 and still going strong!
05-11-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By noobinsf

That's a very nice bike, but not really unique...

That's a very nice bike, but not really unique enough to be a wall hanger, I think. You're more likely to get joy from it in the form of cash to get a different bike you can ride, or to dress up a...
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By noobinsf

And with the mythic fork crown, too... I don't...

And with the mythic fork crown, too... I don't have any advice on value, but I know that specific fork crown is one of those details the folks looking for one of these will eagerly seek out in sale...
05-04-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,303
Posted By noobinsf

I still like these! ...

I still like these!


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05-04-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,652
Posted By noobinsf

Found a couple sets of Shimano 600 6207/6208...

Found a couple sets of Shimano 600 6207/6208 hubs. Theyíre uniglide, but the idea is to size them down to 120mm with a HG freehub body for a cassette hub hack. Crossing fingers it works, but at...
04-30-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,530
Posted By noobinsf

Thatís incredible!

Thatís incredible!
04-30-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,530
Posted By noobinsf

Nor had I, but when I saw the sale posting I...

Nor had I, but when I saw the sale posting I checked out the interwebs and found entries on Velobase, Disraeli, and even a mention on Retrogrouch, so I bit.
04-30-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,530
Posted By noobinsf

Something you didnít need but couldnít resist...

I know this probably explains a healthy proportion of everyone’s parts bin (or entire collection), but I was inspired by this little find today. Someone posted a Suntour Competition for sale locally,...
04-30-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By noobinsf

Ugh, terrible news. Glad you got away with minor...

Ugh, terrible news. Glad you got away with minor injuries, but keep tabs on anything weird going on with your noggin, since it sounds like a solid whack. I hope that other guy learned a lesson and...
04-27-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By noobinsf

Beautiful bike, and excellent job!

Beautiful bike, and excellent job!
04-27-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,415
Posted By noobinsf

There seems to be a difference in the level of...

There seems to be a difference in the level of luster on the side of the "crack" between the line and the crown race vs between the line and the fork leg. The upper part looks a little shinier, which...
04-26-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,652
Posted By noobinsf

Nothing earth-shattering, but I do have a couple...

Nothing earth-shattering, but I do have a couple of nice freewheels and a set of wide-ish polished box section rims.

...
04-24-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By noobinsf

Is that a Konno Allez or something? Nice looking...

Is that a Konno Allez or something? Nice looking lug. Like others have said, take the paint off that spot and treat the rust, then spot paint or cover with clear polish to protect it. Also, closely...
04-21-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By noobinsf

There are a lot of threads on this forum that...

There are a lot of threads on this forum that discuss how to prep a frame for paint, so I won't go into that, but I will say that it's worth a shot to try DIY -- mask off the top tube and paint that...
04-20-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By noobinsf

The only thing to be mindful of with the Moto GR...

The only thing to be mindful of with the Moto GR is that the rear brake reach is long if you're using center-mounted centerpulls. I use every mm of the MAFAC Raid back there, and I even had to tilt...
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