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Forum: Touring
06-25-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By Wildwood

I researched Portugal a bit. Check the weather...

I researched Portugal a bit.
Check the weather in Faro, the Algarve region. :thumb:
I have heard that the most English language city is Porto. But not a problem communicating in any city.

Really...
06-21-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome. Check threads in C&V. Usually, for the...

Welcome. Check threads in C&V.
Usually, for the uninitiated, the first rule is: do no harm. Not useful to get it unstuck by buggering the seat tube.

Best result is to remove chainset, open the...
Forum: Introductions
06-21-22, 07:31 PM
06-21-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By Wildwood

I sent 4 leather saddles to member RHM for...

I sent 4 leather saddles to member RHM for cutouts.
It is a side interest for him. I have been happy with his saddles and the service he provided to me.

www.rhmsaddles.com

example of bigger...
06-14-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By Wildwood

PeriScope Scout - Co-Motion Cycles...

PeriScope Scout - Co-Motion Cycles (https://co-motion.com/collections/bikes/products/periscope-scout)

Sorry, don't seem to be able to import the image on the linked page.
But it is a tandem with...
06-14-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By Wildwood

Seuss-mobile. Include an advanced planning...

Seuss-mobile. Include an advanced planning hitch.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1632x1224/seuss_mobile_eec229581e6722ec79665f9f92f437eeef1b5919.png
06-14-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 681
Posted By Wildwood

Everything in the bottom sig line is still here...

Everything in the bottom sig line is still here and almost all ridden.
That's 13 of 15 rideable (ok, maybe a couple of flats, one needs a freewheel). 2 project bikes with all parts in-house.

Lost...
06-14-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,188
Posted By Wildwood

Yes, we love Campy 10 from early 00's, on nearly...

Yes, we love Campy 10 from early 00's, on nearly vintage rides rolling nice tubular tires...
06-14-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,188
Posted By Wildwood

1999 Pinarello. NOS frame/fork. ...

1999 Pinarello. NOS frame/fork.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1620x1080/firstuniversal_win_20150805_191437_6cd8c119f7fe4937e1fd65a2ef43e27c7dd2e2ad.jpg
Did someone say they...
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By Wildwood

I had tubular Veloflex 28s on the VN (Selle...

I had tubular Veloflex 28s on the VN (Selle Anatomica saddle) and the ride was cloudlike. Almost as cloudlike as the heavenly Merckx in SLX. For that one you should make some room in the room. Merckx...
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By Wildwood

The fork is very light, so I would say yes. ...

The fork is very light, so I would say yes.
At 195 pounds, I can feel those slightly flexier frames.
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Wildwood

Swiss Mondia main (classicrendezvous.com)...

Swiss
Mondia main (classicrendezvous.com) (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Switzerland/Mondia_main.htm)
mondia-1988-bicycle-catalog-part.pdf (k-i-n-g.ch)...
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By Wildwood

Good thread all. Highly informative, nice...

Good thread all.

Highly informative, nice bikes.

Wish I had such good feedback on a Falcon and Mondia - see my threads with Zero replies.
06-13-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Wildwood

Trials - a vastly overlooked aspect to our...

Trials - a vastly overlooked aspect to our sport(s)!

edit: Needs X-Games exposure, or something.........side event at Gravel rides?
06-13-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,761
Posted By Wildwood

Not answering the brake or tire issue, but likely...

Not answering the brake or tire issue, but likely most relevant.

My offroad is mostly hardpacked trails with little elevation gain (typically) and few or short spots with lots of gravel - but it...
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By Wildwood

Wow. Clearly this was a drop handlebar bike...

Wow.
Clearly this was a drop handlebar bike that has new stem, bars, shifters.
A serious buyer would want to return it to the original DuraAce componentry and drop bars.

To get max value, one...
06-12-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 335
Posted By Wildwood

Very classic. How does it ride?

Very classic.
How does it ride?
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By Wildwood

spudly - Gorgeous example. Unbelievably unused. ...

spudly - Gorgeous example. Unbelievably unused.

Value of AD/Puch VN is the subject of the thread.

IMHO, yours falls in the collectible, but not highly valued category.
Selling price, as always...
Replies: 0
Views: 141
Posted By Wildwood

Evaluation request 1989 Falcon 531c

This frameset purchased from a BF member. Not knowing Falcon and never having ridden 531c it was all an unknown, but at 59cm the fit was going to be good. Built it franken to check out the ride....
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Wildwood

Evaluation request 1980(?) Mondia Special 531SL

This one purchased from a local BF member.
All Campy NR, Cinelli bars/stem. Tiny dent top tube NDS. Paint, chrome, decals in good shape if not perfect. Lovely striping, light lug lining.
...
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By Wildwood

1970s Austro Daimler Vent Noir II vintage bicycle...

1970s Austro Daimler Vent Noir II vintage bicycle - bicycles - by... (craigslist.org) (https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-1970s-austro-daimler-vent-noir/7473240840.html)

$1350,...
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By Wildwood

Yeah, $800 all original would be a great price. ...

Yeah, $800 all original would be a great price.
Alas.
I would be most happy with below $600 for this franken, in a local sale.
Another of mine that might make sense to disassemble.
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By Wildwood

Evaluation request - 1983 Puch/AD Vent Noir

Purchased as a frame and fork (531) from a longstanding BF member a few years back. The black coating is worn (& faded ?) in places to a silver - that is not bare metal. Iím not an expert on this...
06-11-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,640
Posted By Wildwood

There may be some Merckx differences for...

There may be some Merckx differences for European/UK models.
The first one I owned (SLX) was from Belgium with the chrome fork. Also a race number hanger brazed on.
Here's the only pic i've got...
06-11-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,188
Posted By Wildwood

styggno1 - that one looks borderline small for...

styggno1 - that one looks borderline small for you (us).

And knowing the content of your collection - if you showed up on an aluminium DeRosa, well....i would be gobsmacked, too.
06-11-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,188
Posted By Wildwood

Which could be a great subforum - within C&V.

Which could be a great subforum - within C&V.
06-11-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,640
Posted By Wildwood

The one I own looked like that before original...

The one I own looked like that before original owner had CyclArt repaint.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/em_before_repaint_7d4b69a1343b11497e9a7819d348a82bc540e7f3.png...
06-10-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 814
Posted By Wildwood

Major congrats on all of it. The birthday, the...

Major congrats on all of it. The birthday, the mileage, the attitude, the bike, the location (altho still 2nd to Santa Cruz and Monterey county, IMHO :p)

70 on 70 I made, although in kilometers....
06-10-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By Wildwood

Lovely. I have been calling mine a 1980...

Lovely.


I have been calling mine a 1980 Mondia Super (531SL), but differences in fork crown from yours make me think I need to investigate the year again. My serial # also is on the seat tube,...
06-10-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,640
Posted By Wildwood

I can't speak to the paintwork - the original...

I can't speak to the paintwork - the original owner resprayed this one - smoothest bike I have ever ridden tho. And I've owned 2....
06-07-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,333
Posted By Wildwood

Parts is parts. Pay your money, play the...

Parts is parts.

Pay your money, play the game(s).
....the cost of owning & maintaining a good polo pony has gone though the roof, the old nag still eats hay & grass.
edit: ....and don't get me...
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By Wildwood

oh pshaw - everything is rider quality. Scratches...

oh pshaw - everything is rider quality. Scratches and such. I was hoping more like $1500 (firm) with pedals, cages, recent tune-up, good tires, original saddle and ready to ride.
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By Wildwood

These brakes will easily accommodate 28mm tires....

These brakes will easily accommodate 28mm tires. Heresy to run wider than 25mm.
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By Wildwood

Evaluation request 1986 DeRosa

mad = 3rd attempt.
here’s pics - will come back with details when I calm down.

Your estimated selling prices appreciated

Phew! OK.
HISTORY: I purchased this bike from a bike shop mechanic in...
06-05-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Wildwood

801 (1986) note gouges above and below mounting...

801 (1986)
note gouges above and below mounting bolt...
06-05-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,089
Posted By Wildwood

Even HiTensile steel (these tubes from Oria) can...

Even HiTensile steel (these tubes from Oria) can deliver a lovely ride with nice wheels+tires....
06-05-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,089
Posted By Wildwood

We need to ride them all. 531, 531SL, 531c,...

We need to ride them all.
531, 531SL, 531c, 531cs, 531 straight gauge
853
SL, SLX, SP, TSX, EL-OS, Spirit, 9XX
Tange 1 & 2, Prestige
Ishiwata 022/019
So many more......

At least a dozen to...
06-05-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,677
Posted By Wildwood

I need some foot retention for climbing. Also...

I need some foot retention for climbing. Also when spinning higher cadence. Much better efficiency.

Clipless for me for all road rides (for 30+ years). Clips and straps on some bikes for mixed...
06-05-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By Wildwood

Many frame builders have been doing this for ......

Many frame builders have been doing this for ... decades.
Who? the list is almost endless.
You just have to step out of the mainstream.
06-05-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Wildwood

How close is 801 (1986)? I will have to examine...

How close is 801 (1986)?
I will have to examine the garage boxes tomorrow.

VeloBase.com - Component: Mavic 801 (1986)...
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By Wildwood

Mine we’re acquired in a trade with a BF C&Ver....

Mine we’re acquired in a trade with a BF C&Ver. Go beautifully into a Mavic 9/16 crank. Flat tops make this a better pedal than many with outer humps dictating narrow shoes. Right pedal has some...
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Wildwood

I would want $1000 for this one - selling in a...

I would want $1000 for this one - selling in a big Puget Sound market. Not sure about Cincy.

Also, estimate assumes excellent condition for f/f and components (hard to assess from 2 pics).
A...
Replies: 38
Views: 862
Posted By Wildwood

Did you buy? I have a celeste frame with...

Did you buy?
I have a celeste frame with Formula One tubing, 59cm - still in final build, so I cannot comment on the ride quality.
06-03-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,334
Posted By Wildwood

Bikes are not cars. When I drove manually...

Bikes are not cars.
When I drove manually shifting cars the shift lever was very long and originating from the floorboard - why aren't bikes like that?
My bike has no reverse - why?

Do new...
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Wildwood

Seat tube CTT = 25.5" I did not speak at...

Seat tube CTT = 25.5"

I did not speak at length with the original owner about this bike, more about his vintage MiniCooper S - i drove a std mini in college. The 700c wheels made me assume he had...
06-01-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Wildwood

To make a short answer of a long question. I...

To make a short answer of a long question.
I think handlebar width - whether road racer, rando, tourer, etc - is a personal preference. (assuming your bags and electronics fit)
I think handlebar...
06-01-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 992
Posted By Wildwood

You need more bikes.

You need more bikes.
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Wildwood

Evaluation request 1979 Carlton Criterium 63x57

This is a 1979 Carlton Criterium, I was told 'one of the last out of Worksop'. Approx 63cmX57 (ctc) with 22cm headtube.
I am the second owner, and it was one of my last acquisitions - so less than...
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By Wildwood

Points well taken. Altho zip tie is a concession...

Points well taken. Altho zip tie is a concession to the top tube paint with finicky 1mm bolt-head on housing guide (now in a ziplock bag.
For anyone who reads BF C&V regularly they have seen this...
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By Wildwood

Thanks for mentioning - I set those away and...

Thanks for mentioning - I set those away and should pull them out from wherever I put them.

Also the third top tube housing clip (Zeus) is around, but I tired of abusing the paint.
Shame on me -...
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