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Posted By TugaDude

Forgot the Triomphe pedals. ...

Forgot the Triomphe pedals.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/550x413/image_a9767c559b5aaf79a8325ea5fdb171cad7712216.png

And seat post:
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Posted By TugaDude

Triomphe brake levers: ...

Triomphe brake levers:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x480/image_084a71d310ae015a69d226b3c737d52f49a3e41a.png
Smooth levers, no holes

Triomphe brakes:...
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Posted By TugaDude

The bike is too small if you are in the 5' 10"...

The bike is too small if you are in the 5' 10" range.
07-22-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By TugaDude

The Brooks saddle with a cutout used to be called...

The Brooks saddle with a cutout used to be called Imperial and I believe it more closely resembled the B-17. Brooks has changed some things up. They are currently out of stock of the Team Pro and...
07-19-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 482
Posted By TugaDude

All City is a great company. I ride a Big Block...

All City is a great company. I ride a Big Block and I know some others here do as well. I have zero complaints on mine. Well, the bottle bosses on the seat tube aren't the greatest, but I can live...
07-19-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 137
Posted By TugaDude

Old Faithful

I've been very busy lately and hadn't ridden much at all. Life gets in the way sometimes. So I took some time to enjoy some agreeable weather and set out on my "old faithful" Miyata 312 fixed-gear...
07-13-21, 12:33 PM
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Views: 220
Posted By TugaDude

Keep looking for a 52cm or go with smaller wheels.

Keep looking for a 52cm or go with smaller wheels.
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Views: 1,106
Posted By TugaDude

Looks to be in decent shape and a popular size. ...

Looks to be in decent shape and a popular size. Do you happen to know the frame size? Looks like a 58 or 59cm to me, but angles and such can be deceiving.

Also, location matters. Where will...
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Views: 571
Posted By TugaDude

In my experience, many unknowledgeable people...

In my experience, many unknowledgeable people believe that their bikes are worth way more than they really are. The blue bike, pictured is not worth anywhere near $300.00 in my opinion, so if your...
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Views: 472
Posted By TugaDude

I remember reading that they "corrected" the fork...

I remember reading that they "corrected" the fork issue at some point, and that some are fine. Do your research! Some have ridden the so-called "death forks" without issue. But you wouldn't feel...
06-28-21, 06:02 AM
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Views: 481
Posted By TugaDude

Looks nice. The flamed finish will appeal to...

Looks nice. The flamed finish will appeal to some, not to others. Nice, long rear fork ends, that's a plus.
...
06-22-21, 10:46 AM
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Views: 1,278
Posted By TugaDude

Nice beefy tires, but those white hubs rock!

Nice beefy tires, but those white hubs rock!
06-15-21, 06:10 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

You didn't ask them for the thread size? I'd...

You didn't ask them for the thread size? I'd contact them again. No sense in guessing.
06-12-21, 09:32 AM
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Views: 5,440
Posted By TugaDude

Agreed, and the tan walls are perfect also, IMHO....

Agreed, and the tan walls are perfect also, IMHO. I am really digging that look.
06-11-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By TugaDude

Please tell us the exact model you purchased so...

Please tell us the exact model you purchased so that we can look it up online. That way we can have an intelligent conversation rather than speculating about what you do or don't have. Safety is...
06-10-21, 06:29 AM
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Views: 2,494
Posted By TugaDude

That's good to know that the frame accommodates a...

That's good to know that the frame accommodates a slightly larger tire. Thanks for the info!
06-10-21, 06:03 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

Very nice. What size are the tires? Looks like...

Very nice. What size are the tires? Looks like you have some nice cushion there.
06-10-21, 06:02 AM
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Posted By TugaDude

I like the way you set up the stem height. ...

I like the way you set up the stem height. Sometimes stems can look "klunky", but that just flows. And the decals are sweet too.
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Views: 567
Posted By TugaDude

I think the numbers on the crank are the arm...

I think the numbers on the crank are the arm length (170mm) and the "S" probably stands for Solida.

Are the rims alloy or steel. If they are Chrolux rims, that might help date it. Also, the...
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Views: 567
Posted By TugaDude

I'm not a Pugeot expert, but for some reason I'm...

I'm not a Pugeot expert, but for some reason I'm leaning toward a P9 possibly. Early 1980's.

You can search through some catalogs here:

https://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/index.html
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Views: 567
Posted By TugaDude

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/580x435/80-bike_1_b811bb1be46315779e539caee89bbec4ce626914.png...
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Views: 567
Posted By TugaDude

You can also upload pictures to the gallery that...

You can also upload pictures to the gallery that will be on your account page. Someone can take them from there and insert them here.

And it is Carbolite, not Carbondale. I'm sure we can narrow...
06-07-21, 06:24 AM
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Views: 835
Posted By TugaDude

Cool would depend on the color. Day-Glo Orange...

Cool would depend on the color. Day-Glo Orange would be cool.
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Views: 503
Posted By TugaDude

To answer your question, yes, any 27" tires will...

To answer your question, yes, any 27" tires will work. They are pretty limited these days, as far as width. You will likely find 27 x 1 1/8", 27 x 1 1/4", 27 x 1 3/8" and all are fine. Prices seem...
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Views: 506
Posted By TugaDude

I love the decal "Assembled in Irish Free...

I love the decal "Assembled in Irish Free State".
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Views: 776
Posted By TugaDude

Are the seat post and stem free? Looks like it...

Are the seat post and stem free? Looks like it was stored outside and sometimes the stem and/or seat post freeze up. This bike is beyond what I would feel comfortable with. No telling how much...
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Views: 1,091
Posted By TugaDude

Depending on the size, you will surely find...

Depending on the size, you will surely find interest I'm sure. Panasonic is a good brand and all of the DX models I've seen were very well made. The fact it has been updated is fine so long as the...
05-27-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,067
Posted By TugaDude

Well, I hope you weren’t hurt too badly! You can...

Well, I hope you weren’t hurt too badly! You can always get a new frame, but your health is priceless.
05-25-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By TugaDude

Whiskey, yes! I'll drink to that!

Whiskey, yes! I'll drink to that!
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Views: 940
Posted By TugaDude

I didn't mean to open a can of worms with my...

I didn't mean to open a can of worms with my post, just to point out that IF the bike in question was restored by Waterford, that would have been the minimum cost.

Remember too that a business has...
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Posted By TugaDude

A Waterford repaint would be at least $900.00 on...

A Waterford repaint would be at least $900.00 on its own. That's $800.00 for the paint, $100.00 for the decals. I doubt it covers clear over the decals.
05-21-21, 06:28 AM
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Views: 1,082
Posted By TugaDude

If the saddle is painted, then it will be sealed...

If the saddle is painted, then it will be sealed and not need any proofhide. The paint will seal it off from the elements. If you were determined to use Proofhide, you could still apply it on the...
05-20-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,082
Posted By TugaDude

I get the desire to have a "new looking saddle",...

I get the desire to have a "new looking saddle", but part of the beauty of leather saddles is the patina they develop. I've yet to see one that was so faded it was unsightly. Worn, yes, broken-in,...
05-20-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By TugaDude

Regarding the manufacturer's claims that the...

Regarding the manufacturer's claims that the product can be applied directly over rust, well of course it can. So can any product. That doesn't mean it is going to be durable. There is rust and...
05-17-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,067
Posted By TugaDude

First thing I do when I buy a "used" bike is...

First thing I do when I buy a "used" bike is check out all of the greasy bits. I address the head set, the bottom bracket and the hubs and unless they have sealed bearings, I clean out all of the old...
05-10-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,387
Posted By TugaDude

Is speed your main concern? By the way your...

Is speed your main concern? By the way your question is worded it seems so. Are you looking to join a group? If so, you probably should invest in a bike more similar to what they are riding. ...
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Views: 349
Posted By TugaDude

You had me at chromed lugs. That is a nice find,...

You had me at chromed lugs. That is a nice find, and yes, it is large, but it should get some interest. It wasn't made for very long and I think I've only seen one other up for sale in the past. I...
05-06-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,070
Posted By TugaDude

The reason we're making a point about it is that...

The reason we're making a point about it is that some are tempted to run brakeless. And the initial picture of the bike is showing only a rear brake. If you only use one, putting it on the rear is...
05-06-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,070
Posted By TugaDude

As Johno59, said, make sure to put brakes on it. ...

As Johno59, said, make sure to put brakes on it. At least a front brake. I ride fixed pretty often and trust me, you'll need a front brake. Some don't use a rear brake on fixed gear bikes, but I...
05-05-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,070
Posted By TugaDude

Great find. I'd love to find a vintage track...

Great find. I'd love to find a vintage track bike, not too old, but old enough to be C&V.

So what are your plans for it? Are you wanting to ride it? Will it be a wall-hanger?

I hope you...
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By TugaDude

It is around 1991 or so. I found a catalog that...

It is around 1991 or so. I found a catalog that pictured the Olympian CX with gumwalls, so whether they were Kendas or not, they did have the tan sidewalls, so the guy was right. Nice score.
05-03-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By TugaDude

As with any purchase, look it over carefully. ...

As with any purchase, look it over carefully. Insist on checking to make sure the stem and seat post are not stuck. I always check to make sure the fork steerer isn't bent too. I've never found on...
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Views: 666
Posted By TugaDude

At $100.00 I would be driving to pick it up, not...

At $100.00 I would be driving to pick it up, not on the forum.
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Views: 444
Posted By TugaDude

The featured bike shares some similarities to...

The featured bike shares some similarities to this one...
http://www.bikesretro.com/wp/product/50s-torpado/?lang=en
04-29-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By TugaDude

I agree with veganbikes. I am planning on...

I agree with veganbikes. I am planning on someday making a single speed up with a coaster brake just for simplicity. But I will only ride it on certain paths and never in busy traffic. When I was...
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Views: 612
Posted By TugaDude

All I can tell you is whenever I see a Frejus...

All I can tell you is whenever I see a Frejus thread I click on it. If it isn't a grail bike to me, it is close. I've only seen one "in the flesh" and it was a Frejus track bike. It was in great...
04-26-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,285
Posted By TugaDude

I found the following announcement... ...

I found the following announcement...

https://bikerumor.com/2011/11/03/five-ten-acquired-by-adidas/
04-24-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By TugaDude

The main thing is to have fun! That looks easy...

The main thing is to have fun! That looks easy to do on a nice bike like that. I didn't know that brand before your post, so thanks for sharing it with us as I learned something. You may have to...
04-23-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,640
Posted By TugaDude

In my childhood years I never, ever wore a...

In my childhood years I never, ever wore a helmet. And come to think of it, I don't know that I even knew they existed, never saw any.
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By TugaDude

Yeah, post to the gallery. Make sure to include...

Yeah, post to the gallery. Make sure to include at least one photo of the whole bike from the drive side. Closeups of the components and frame details helps too. You can also search on...
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