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06-05-22, 04:34 PM
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Posted By OldCoot

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06-05-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 357,439
Posted By OldCoot

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05-31-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,809
Posted By OldCoot

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It amazes me how long ago 531 was introduced.
Still , to me, the bike...
05-29-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 357,439
Posted By OldCoot

Wilder Ranch outside of Santa Cruz, Ca again ...

Wilder Ranch outside of Santa Cruz, Ca again
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Enchanted Loop trail
05-20-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By OldCoot

I had to laugh at 'one' spoke is laced in...

I had to laugh at 'one' spoke is laced in correctly. Not possible, unless another spoke is missing ( doesn't that count as incorrectly too?). In my experience there's always another one in the wrong...
05-20-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,611
Posted By OldCoot

You have created the mental image of a person in...

You have created the mental image of a person in a high school desk, whose hand has shot up and waving in the air, as he strains to keep his butt planted on the seat....

Correct answer!
Forum: For Sale
05-19-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,170
Posted By OldCoot

I wasn't sure I could fit the 62cm, but a 64cm is...

I wasn't sure I could fit the 62cm, but a 64cm is definitely out.... Looking for a frame to put all the components I have stashed away.. I live in Santa Cruz as well. Lucky us!
05-19-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,611
Posted By OldCoot

I say ride the 50 mile and you will get a better...

I say ride the 50 mile and you will get a better flavor of the event. At 30 miles as a regular ride, you are with in easy reach. The last Eroica had 35 ish (easy flat) and 72 (6000' of climbing) and...
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By OldCoot

Yes, thanks, I am aware of the other posts. In...

Yes, thanks, I am aware of the other posts. In fact you can see my exact bike in this post.https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1248603-volkscycle-mark-100-a.html
My question is it better to...
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By OldCoot

Volkscycle Mark 100

Trying to decide what to do with my Volkscycle Mk 100. I put it together to have a 'legal'bike to ride in the last Eroica. Ok , all done now, so now what. Bike isn t geometry wise much to my liking,...
05-17-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,286
Posted By OldCoot

Aside from chiming in with all the others saying...

Aside from chiming in with all the others saying 'replace' , I am curious to see a picture of the complete bike. I have what I believe is a 1982 Univega Specialissima , but I say that only because I...
05-17-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,133
Posted By OldCoot

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I am fortunate to place this right outside my office. Rain not an issue...
Forum: For Sale
05-17-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,170
Posted By OldCoot

I don't suppose the frame is still available?

I don't suppose the frame is still available?
05-16-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 357,439
Posted By OldCoot

Gotta love auto-correct! Fixed!

Gotta love auto-correct! Fixed!
05-16-22, 08:57 AM
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Views: 357,439
Posted By OldCoot

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05-08-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,202
Posted By OldCoot

Looks great! I have found building wheels to...

Looks great!

I have found building wheels to be very gratifying along with a bit terrifying experience too. Terrifying since I know I will be descending down hills at break neck speeds and my life...
05-03-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By OldCoot

Merziac, I was the one who spoke to you...

Merziac,
I was the one who spoke to you Saturday evening about my freewheel and WD-40. I am fairly convinced that the WD-40 let the outer "cone" unscrew and let loose all my ball bearings. Once I...
05-03-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By OldCoot

Yes, there was a Suntour freewheel version for 6...

Yes, there was a Suntour freewheel version for 6 spd 120 OLD. see https://www.sheldonbrown.com/suntour-freewheel.html
05-02-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By OldCoot

Freewheel Ball Bearing Size

I am trying to determine the size of a Suntour Pro Compe freewheel Ball Bearing. I would measure one, but all of mine fell out... Sheldon Brown's site mentions the size being 1/8" , which seems to...
05-02-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,388
Posted By OldCoot

Well your bike was definitely on of my favorites....

Well your bike was definitely on of my favorites. I am glad you brought it!
05-02-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 20,733
Posted By OldCoot

Wow! You guys are great at unearthing some...

Wow! You guys are great at unearthing some awesome bikes! Love the Comp TA and Gitane ( despot the poor alignment/crash).
Well I will keep hunting...
05-02-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,388
Posted By OldCoot

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04-29-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,744
Posted By OldCoot

For me, gear range, not the number of gears is...

For me, gear range, not the number of gears is important. Regardless of gear range, having a low gear is most important to me where I live. Almost any ride longer than 10 miles will include 1000'...
04-29-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Posted By OldCoot

Well don't give up just yet. If you really want...

Well don't give up just yet. If you really want to save it perhaps give aluminum brazing a try. https://weldguru.com/aluminum-brazing/ I admit haven't done it, but I suggest as these parts are some...
04-27-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,451
Posted By OldCoot

Sounds like you have it in hand. If not, I PM'd...

Sounds like you have it in hand. If not, I PM'd my cell phone. I know have Suntour and Shimano freewheel removers (and a large wrench). Can still assist if needed.
04-27-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,451
Posted By OldCoot

Not sure what the issue, or what kind of...

Not sure what the issue, or what kind of freewheel is busted... I am in Santa Cruz (you just went through it) and could in an emergency run a freewheel down to you . I believe I have a 6 or 7 spd...
04-27-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,496
Posted By OldCoot

Here's my re-badged Volkscycle, made in Japan...

Here's my re-badged Volkscycle, made in Japan with faux Nervex lugs. Still think they look great.


As for 'they don't make them anymore'. Of course they still do, but most people don't want to...
04-27-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,388
Posted By OldCoot

Looking forward to the weekends activities. After...

Looking forward to the weekends activities. After doing a dress rehearsal this last Saturday, my choice of routes was solidified. I will join the Saturday Pre-Ride at 11am to San Simeon, and the...
04-22-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,388
Posted By OldCoot

Parking?

Does anyone know the parking situation the day of the events? Cambria is a small town... I have hotel reservations for Saturday night, but I won't be done riding before checkout time on Sunday. They...
04-14-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 20,733
Posted By OldCoot

[QUOTE - Swapping one part out for another does...

[QUOTE
- Swapping one part out for another does not cancel out the value added to the bicycle. As found = purchase price. adding items costs money unless you sell the old ones.

QUOTE]

This a...
04-14-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,388
Posted By OldCoot

I think I am all set o. This issue, see photo...

I think I am all set o. This issue, see photo with 32mm tires. My issue will be my conditioning.

I am curious as to bikes with this issue, are they from the 1980's? It seems that's when race bikes...
03-31-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,068
Posted By OldCoot

So sorry to hear of your diagnosis of prostate...

So sorry to hear of your diagnosis of prostate cancer. I of course have no knowledge of your particulars so can not comment on your situation, not to mention it would possibly come off as arrogant. ...
03-30-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,346
Posted By OldCoot

I had a 1982 Trek 950, the bare frame option of...

I had a 1982 Trek 950, the bare frame option of the 957/959 bike. The bike had been hanging in the bike shop for some time, built up with Shimano 600 stuff. The 950 Similar to the bike posted by OP,...
03-30-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,068
Posted By OldCoot

Most helpful advice. Thanks!

Most helpful advice. Thanks!
03-30-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,068
Posted By OldCoot

I have been hearing about that ride and it has...

I have been hearing about that ride and it has peaked my interest. Though my summer is typically broken up by work travel and little to no access for training ( I go to sea on reasonably small...
03-30-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,068
Posted By OldCoot

We are definitely not having the same experience....

We are definitely not having the same experience. I don't recall anytime in the last decade where I could manage that feat. Though I must say, I don't think I have a road a mile long that is flat and...
03-30-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,068
Posted By OldCoot

Seeing how he is from CT... I doubt he's 'That...

Seeing how he is from CT... I doubt he's 'That Guy". But I do know that Smith Grade, especially on the west end is a proverbial PIA. Still a nice road through the woods. Hope to see you out there.......
03-29-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,068
Posted By OldCoot

Slowing Down?

I had registered for the California Eroica event ride back in 2020, which got cancelled ,but they kept my money. Now that the ride is back "on" this year, I was automatically registered for the ride....
03-29-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,246
Posted By OldCoot

While I am riding I don't want to know any...

While I am riding I don't want to know any statistics. I do record all my rides, except when I screw up using the app... I find that way I can enjoy the ride while riding, and also track how I am...
03-20-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,979
Posted By OldCoot

I would happily take some precipitation with the...

I would happily take some precipitation with the cold, as California is headed for a severe drought. Nice biking weather though! Can we trade a wee bit?
03-20-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By OldCoot

I hope recovery goes well. I know how hard it is...

I hope recovery goes well. I know how hard it is not ride. I had spinal surgery and was off the bike for nearly 3 years, and thought I might not ever ride again. The time off helped me reassess my...
03-20-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By OldCoot

When I got the bike it had no stickers/decals (...

When I got the bike it had no stickers/decals ( see photo). I assume it was a repaint, but there is very sparse information on Volkscycles to be sure of the color , especially the top model, the Mk...
03-19-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By OldCoot

Volkscycle Mark 100

Well I finally got this bike into a rideable condition. I purchased it to use in the Eroica California event, as none of my other classics qualify currently. I purchased it with out wheels and...
03-19-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,120
Posted By OldCoot

I don't know about the address... but I love the...

I don't know about the address... but I love the way the two are pictured in the ad. The man/boy with a far away gaze of an adventurer, the woman/girl looking up at him adoringly. How cliche.
I must...
03-18-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By OldCoot

I did that exact same thing to my 81 Univega...

I did that exact same thing to my 81 Univega Specialissma (sister ship to your Miyata 1000) . The brakes are the same that are in your photo, and the frame is probably the same too.... certainly was...
03-13-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By OldCoot

Love the responses! I didn't know the Pro Ace was...

Love the responses! I didn't know the Pro Ace was a Campy copy, but I shouldn't be surprised. One the features noted that I especially was impressed by was the spiral riffling to expel dirt, which I...
03-13-22, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By OldCoot

Pro Ace Pedals

I was getting my Eroica bike ready and that included servicng the Kyokuto (KKT) Pro Ace Pedals that came with bike when I got it. I was pleased/impressed with what saw and was curious what others...
03-04-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By OldCoot

Odd this should come up, as I have a short cage...

Odd this should come up, as I have a short cage Crane, and just got a Titlist GS. Was wondering same thing. Most likely just use the Titlist solo though as my sensibilities to mixed parts is having a...
03-04-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,202
Posted By OldCoot

Sort of seems that way. I am to blame for posting...

Sort of seems that way. I am to blame for posting photos of my BJ.

My build has progressed from the state in the photos. I had the rear re-spaced to 130mm from 120mm. While I have done that...
03-03-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,202
Posted By OldCoot

Nice! I haven't seen that that type of lug cut...

Nice! I haven't seen that that type of lug cut outs before, and especially on the rear brake bridge.

My Bob Jackson is in process as well, but the finish is not quite as nice as yours. Here's a...
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