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Posted By lostarchitect

That's an odd one. Looks like someone repainted a...

That's an odd one. Looks like someone repainted a Sports, including fake chrome--or maybe that's just raw steel with a clear coat. Looks like they brazed on canti studs & water bottle attachments???...
08-04-21, 10:24 AM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Lovely bike, but I have no idea what it is. I'll...

Lovely bike, but I have no idea what it is. I'll say this: It deserves better tires. Gatorskins are pretty good at preventing flats, but they're not good at providing a nice ride.
06-23-21, 07:24 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

IMO, "breaking in" a Brooks is sort of a myth....

IMO, "breaking in" a Brooks is sort of a myth. Yes, they do change over time, but if you can't set it up in a way that you are comfortable right away, it will probably never be comfortable. They are...
05-16-21, 02:35 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

I can't tell you for sure that a 1981 will fit...

I can't tell you for sure that a 1981 will fit 28's, but I had a '79 and it fit 32's with no issue.
05-14-21, 08:13 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

If this was 2" smaller...

If this was 2" smaller...
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Posted By lostarchitect

I don't know, but the Campagnolo bottom bracket...

I don't know, but the Campagnolo bottom bracket would seem to support this idea.
05-06-21, 09:06 AM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Yeah, this kind of thing happens when the...

Yeah, this kind of thing happens when the government intentionally tries to sabotage an essential service so they can have an excuse to privatize it. They've been chipping away at USPS since at least...
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Posted By lostarchitect

I am always mystified that people have so many...

I am always mystified that people have so many problems with craigslist.

See a scam? Flag and move on. No big deal.

Don't put your phone number or real email in the ad, and you won't have to...
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Posted By lostarchitect

Yeah, there is really no reason to be precious...

Yeah, there is really no reason to be precious about this. In both cases the hubs will likely sell for as much as the wheels and be much easier to ship. Plus, with the hubs loose you will be able to...
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Posted By lostarchitect

Looks like it's been powdercoated. Is there a...

Looks like it's been powdercoated. Is there a serial number? Hard to say what it is from these photos. I was going to say maybe a Raleigh International, but the dropouts don't look right for that, so...
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Posted By lostarchitect

Wow, somebody got a sweet deal!

Wow, somebody got a sweet deal!
03-19-21, 05:26 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

I'm tempted by the Atala frame... I'm only about...

I'm tempted by the Atala frame... I'm only about an hour away from you, so I could come pick it up, but it would be on the small side for me, I usually prefer a 54. Thinking about it... Might be good...
02-16-21, 04:47 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Actually, I found a fairly current photo. This is...

Actually, I found a fairly current photo. This is more or less what my Pass Hunter looks like now.

https://i.imgur.com/Q0wKwYO.jpg
02-16-21, 04:31 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Yep, I still have mine. Bought it in 2013, I...

Yep, I still have mine. Bought it in 2013, I think. It's a 55cm model, which I think means a 55cm top tube and a 53.5 cm seat tube. I like it well enough and it's probably the bike I ride the most.
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02-15-21, 03:55 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Big Star is one of the underrated great bands of...

Big Star is one of the underrated great bands of all time, that's what Big Star is!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsQ977u8Wuk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8xPHS-n5Gw...
02-15-21, 03:41 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Periodically, Johnny Coast does a batch of...

Periodically, Johnny Coast does a batch of "semi-custom" rando frames that I understand are priced well below what one would normally pay for a custom, since he does them as a batch and they share...
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Posted By lostarchitect

I would buy basically any non-destroyed cro-mo...

I would buy basically any non-destroyed cro-mo frame for $25, rattle canned or not. I think that was a sweet deal, and since you don't have to worry about messing up the original paint, you can...
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Posted By lostarchitect

To each their own, I guess.

To each their own, I guess.
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Posted By lostarchitect

Very nice looking frame. I don't know about the...

Very nice looking frame. I don't know about the value, so I will let others respond. Regarding paint / powdercoat, from my perspective it would be better to leave it as is and leave that up to the...
10-09-20, 10:20 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

It says Raleigh on the chainstay. Maybe a...

It says Raleigh on the chainstay.

Maybe a Competition with a replacement fork?
10-05-20, 11:46 AM
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Posted By lostarchitect

So, I'll be contrary here. That band on stop...

So, I'll be contrary here.

That band on stop doesn't actually need the brazed on heart to keep it in place. On most bikes they stay on without one just fine.

I think the heart is there to show...
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Posted By lostarchitect

Just looks like a bad spraypaint job cracking to...

Just looks like a bad spraypaint job cracking to me.
09-20-20, 08:42 AM
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Posted By lostarchitect

I always mean to write the ideal pressure on the...

I always mean to write the ideal pressure on the sidewall, near the valve, because I have so many bikes with so many different tire sizes that I usually can't remember what I liked the tire pressure...
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Posted By lostarchitect

I don't know much about these bikes specifically,...

I don't know much about these bikes specifically, but Covid seems to be driving prices up in a lot of areas.
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Posted By lostarchitect

Bike size is typically measured from the center...

Bike size is typically measured from the center of the bottom bracket (where the crankset bolt is), all the way up to the top of the seat tube. I am pretty sure that the bike size here is 21-1/2".
...
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Posted By lostarchitect

Yes, date and size are incorrect. That is almost...

Yes, date and size are incorrect. That is almost certainly a '73, and the size is 21-1/2"

Great that you still have the original rims! Those should go with it.

Value depends a lot on where you...
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Posted By lostarchitect

The quick way to date them is to look for the...

The quick way to date them is to look for the date code on the rear hub. Usually there will be 4 numbers representing a month and year that the hub was made. Usually this is the same year as the...
08-05-20, 02:29 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Are those the track version? The pedal ends hurt...

Are those the track version? The pedal ends hurt my feet a bit when wearing sneakers. I love the quill/road version however. My favorites.

Those VO straps, on the other hand, I do not like. They...
07-29-20, 04:18 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

I definitely had this complaint at first. I think...

I definitely had this complaint at first. I think a lot depends on what pants you have on, but I didn't like the feeling of being "stuck" in one place. I like to move around a little bit. Once the...
07-27-20, 08:59 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Glad it went to a good home and got some good...

Glad it went to a good home and got some good use! Yes, it was a great bike, I was often sorry I sold it.

I periodically look around for a "new" vintage Trek for myself. One of these days I'll...
07-23-20, 10:48 AM
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Posted By lostarchitect

I think that was mine before it was yours,...

I think that was mine before it was yours, right?? What a bummer. That was a great riding frame, I still have a photo of it at Coney Island on my work desktop.
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Posted By lostarchitect

That looks surprisingly good to me with the...

That looks surprisingly good to me with the modern parts! Nice job. I would consider also switching to a black stem to match the seatpost.
05-02-20, 10:07 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Dang, that is awesome, Piff!

Dang, that is awesome, Piff!
05-02-20, 10:05 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Is the post sanded down to 27.4, or was that the...

Is the post sanded down to 27.4, or was that the original size? If it was the original size, what is it sanded down to?
04-26-20, 10:13 AM
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Posted By lostarchitect

I have a torque wrench (3 of them, actually) but...

I have a torque wrench (3 of them, actually) but have never used it for crank bolts. Never had one loosen up or break, either.
04-09-20, 10:31 AM
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Posted By lostarchitect

I thought so at first, but I don't think those...

I thought so at first, but I don't think those had braze-ons on the top tube for the rear brake housing. At least, the '79 I had didn't.
03-31-20, 12:37 PM
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Views: 2,054
Posted By lostarchitect

Are you referring to the guy being goofy in the...

Are you referring to the guy being goofy in the photos or something else?
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Posted By lostarchitect

Nothing is wrong with that tire size in theory,...

Nothing is wrong with that tire size in theory, the problem is there are very few options for tires and none of them are really all that great. For this bike nice tires would be lipstick on a pig...
03-02-20, 09:57 AM
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Posted By lostarchitect

FYI you don't need to make entire new threads to...

FYI you don't need to make entire new threads to raise your post count, you just need to make comments. Anyway you have 11 now and you should be able to send private messages and post photos.
02-04-20, 10:00 AM
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Views: 750
Posted By lostarchitect

Yes, I had a '79 and was running 700x32 Panaracer...

Yes, I had a '79 and was running 700x32 Panaracer Paselas on it. I had no issues. Mine had a sloping fork crown and many of them don't, so I don't know if that will affect you.

I miss that bike,...
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Posted By lostarchitect

I don't know if it's a Colnago, but it appears to...

I don't know if it's a Colnago, but it appears to be a well made frame with Campagnolo dropouts and no major flaws like dents, so I think it is almost definitely worth the asking price of 100 Euro....
01-22-20, 08:46 AM
01-21-20, 03:58 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Yeah, that actually looks kinda nice! If it was...

Yeah, that actually looks kinda nice! If it was like $20 I'd buy it, keep the bag, then sell the bike again for the same price. Maybe $5 more. ;)
01-21-20, 01:15 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

T-Mar may be able to shine some light here.

T-Mar may be able to shine some light here.
01-21-20, 11:04 AM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Posting photo link to help out, several...

Posting photo link to help out, several additional photos in the link, main image posted here:

https://imgur.com/a/uogohm4


https://i.imgur.com/WJYEbWI.jpg
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Posted By lostarchitect

In my opinion, even if we can't determine what it...

In my opinion, even if we can't determine what it is, the frame set is probably worth around $100. If it's a Paramount, more.
12-03-19, 04:17 PM
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Views: 1,740
Posted By lostarchitect

Yeah you're right--it's part of the cog. I've...

Yeah you're right--it's part of the cog. I've never seen this before. It seems like a smart design.
11-13-19, 11:50 AM
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Views: 10,327
Posted By lostarchitect

No offense, but I don't know you. You might be a...

No offense, but I don't know you. You might be a nut. I don't want you having my phone number until I have established that you are a serious buyer / seller and probably not a weirdo. This is a...
11-06-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,327
Posted By lostarchitect

I've never had any trouble like this with CL...

I've never had any trouble like this with CL people. You can pretty much always tell if someone is a nutbar or time waster in their emails--if so, just ignore them, problem solved. Also never put...
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Posted By lostarchitect

You don't have to start 10 new threads, you only...

You don't have to start 10 new threads, you only have to post 10 comments. You are at 9 now, so after one more you can post photos.
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