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07-24-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 137,219
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: 700
Views: 59,252
Posted By cycleheimer

A Scotch style ale. ...

A Scotch style ale.
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06-29-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
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: 705,080
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: 528
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: 4,899
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: 7,507
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: 3,961
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: 2,525
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: 1,624
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: 1,048
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: 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: 1,361
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: 1,925
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: 1,879
Posted By cycleheimer

OCD ...

OCD
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06-10-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,647
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: 1,081
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: 2,767
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: 5,116
Posted By cycleheimer

Upstate for hills in NYC = Yonkers.

Upstate for hills in NYC = Yonkers.
05-21-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,116
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: 1,650
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: 31,820
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: 26
Views: 1,580
Posted By cycleheimer

With fenders... ...

With fenders...
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05-06-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 884
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: 26
Views: 1,580
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?...
05-02-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,201
Posted By cycleheimer

A Schwinn Varsity that my dad bought me for...

A Schwinn Varsity that my dad bought me for Christmas when I was 10. Then a mid-'70s Fuji "Special Road Racer" (S-10-S) got me hooked.
04-29-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,535
Posted By cycleheimer

Up to about $70 sounds right, which might include...

Up to about $70 sounds right, which might include a can of spray touch-up paint from the auto parts store. Be careful, though, "free" can get expensive real fast.
04-27-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 705,080
Posted By cycleheimer

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04-08-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,774
Posted By cycleheimer

My other Moto GT ... Gunmetal Grey.

The lugs and wraparound seat stays on these are beautiful. There is also gold lug lining, nice looking pinstriping, a sweet looking fork crown, and the forged rear dropouts have adjusters. The...
04-08-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,774
Posted By cycleheimer

My Champagne Gold '78 .... really like my Moto...

My Champagne Gold '78 .... really like my Moto GT!
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04-05-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,774
Posted By cycleheimer

1978 was probably the best year for Moto GTs....

1978 was probably the best year for Moto GTs. Very nice features. Super reliable components. Great ride qualities and value! I have two of them in my size. Both were made around the same month in...
03-28-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,424
Posted By cycleheimer

Fuji Saratoga (as in New York "Saratoga"). Very...

Fuji Saratoga (as in New York "Saratoga"). Very nice bike. Very happy to have it....
03-15-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By cycleheimer

Thanks for sharing. The Rhode Gear ad was...

Thanks for sharing. The Rhode Gear ad was interesting. It let's today's youngsters know what those old Flickstands are for, and the proper installation! BTW, $4.50 wasn't cheap back then!
03-07-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By cycleheimer

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02-07-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,349
Posted By cycleheimer

It looks like it found the right home! Looks...

It looks like it found the right home! Looks great! Have you thought about sending out some of the parts for nickel plating?
02-02-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By cycleheimer

They were probably just getting back the cost for...

They were probably just getting back the cost for the tires, tubes and cables. They made you an offer you couldn't refuse! BTW, the paint scheme does look like it was "borrowed" from Motobecane
02-02-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,867
Posted By cycleheimer

I keep seeing the same old lower end bikes month...

I keep seeing the same old lower end bikes month after month. They need alot of work, plus tires and other things. The prices are in th $150 ro $200 range. They should be in the $25 to $50 range, or...
01-23-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,530
Posted By cycleheimer

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Kodak Retina Reflex with leather case.
01-12-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,334
Posted By cycleheimer

Or, no set of water bottle mounts.

Or, no set of water bottle mounts.
12-25-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,487
Posted By cycleheimer

Have you posted on the C.A.B.E. yet? Great...

Have you posted on the C.A.B.E. yet? Great source of info and guidance on bikes from that era. Happy Holidays!
12-22-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,666
Posted By cycleheimer

The early to mid-80s saw some great production...

The early to mid-80s saw some great production road bikes. The early to mid-70s saw alot of slapped together bikes at a time when production lagged demand. About 20 to 25 years ago you had trouble...
12-13-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,770
Posted By cycleheimer

The permanent simulated stitched leather...

The permanent simulated stitched leather handlebar covers with brake hoods is just another great feature on my '78s. These bikes have the reliability of Fujis and Schwinns. Plus, they are a pleasure...
10-08-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,208
Posted By cycleheimer

Different strokes for different folks. That...

Different strokes for different folks. That generator would scare me away. The thing is powered by Lucifer!
08-22-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,788
Posted By cycleheimer

I can't believe how time flies. I remember...

I can't believe how time flies. I remember posting the CL ad on the "are you looking for thread". Nice!
08-18-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 873,086
Posted By cycleheimer

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08-13-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,770
Posted By cycleheimer

I was never a big fan of French road bikes. The...

I was never a big fan of French road bikes. The Moto GT changed that for me. Like Ryansu's, mine is a '78. Great riding bike, and it doesn't wear me out me out on 40 to 50 mile rides. It is also...
07-28-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,550
Posted By cycleheimer

Another use for those Harbor Freight work lights! Just wanted to share this idea!

A coupon for 20% off, and a coupon for a free mini work light. What's not to like? Use the light's hook, and some velcro to really secure things up, and you have a super bright headlight for your...
07-24-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 137,219
Posted By cycleheimer

1981 Fuji S-12-S (18 speed)

A "classic" Fuji. Brooks Pro, Blackburn rack, SKS fenders in matching black, round Cat Eye bar end mirror (black), bags, ESGE kickstand with Greenfield rubber tip, 1" wide Panaracer Padela TGs,...
07-23-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,348
Posted By cycleheimer

You are talking my language.:beer:

You are talking my language.:beer:
07-23-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,348
Posted By cycleheimer

$50 is the new $150 around here lately. You see...

$50 is the new $150 around here lately. You see anything posted over $100 reposted over and over again for months. Good for me, since I catch hell for every bike purchase I make.
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