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01-24-23, 04:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,321
Posted By retroshifter

I love vintage Treks and while $250 is not an...

I love vintage Treks and while $250 is not an unreasonable price for a nice 412, I agree with others that suggest that you pass on this one. Trek sold a lot of bikes in the 1980s, so they come up for...
11-30-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,917
Posted By retroshifter

State Bikes - info about the company?

I agree.

Anyone have any insights to this company? Iíve only seen a few State bikes in person in the Bay Area, but I admire their approach to designing and marketing bikes. They definitely put in...
09-24-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 803
Posted By retroshifter

Fork braze on for Blackburn low riders maybe?

the Blackburn low rider front racks popular in the 80ís came with ďUĒ bolts to attach mid way on the forks. The braze ons on this bike appear to me to likely mirror that u bolt attachment style, ...
09-04-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By retroshifter

Since 1991, I have kept at least 1 Bridgestone mb...

Since 1991, I have kept at least 1 Bridgestone mb in my active bike stable either as a mountain bikes or commuter/beater bike. They have 72 degree head angles and are the most road bike handling...
06-23-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By retroshifter

I think chain guards on city bike are a classy...

I think chain guards on city bike are a classy touch. not easy to do on bikes with rear derailleurs (sans front derailleur), but I also prefer single speed or IGH on city bikes. Fenders are a must...
05-27-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 468
Posted By retroshifter

Iíve run the short racing cyclone mkII on two...

Iíve run the short racing cyclone mkII on two bikes with 28 rear cogs. One early 80s road bike with horizontal suntour dropouts and one on a Bridgestone XO3 with suntour vertical do. The shifting on...
05-24-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,111
Posted By retroshifter

Congrats on the frame, I saw that ad pop up every...

Congrats on the frame, I saw that ad pop up every couple of weeks on the Sacramento Craigslist, but could never coordinate a trip up there from the Bay Area. I was planning on a building a tricked...
09-08-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By retroshifter

Great find - was the early eighties the golden age for Japanese bikes

Thatís a keeper. I love Japanese bikes (road, sport, touring, early mountain) and components from the early eighties. Each manufacturer actually put thought into their bikes. By the late eighties, we...
06-29-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 301,453
Posted By retroshifter

Bridgestone MB3 Conversion to Townie

Saw several posts on this thread today, so I thought I would add my daily commute/around town bike. It fits the theme of vintage MTB to upright bar....
06-24-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,070
Posted By retroshifter

+1 for Giro Rumble VR

I have a pair of Giros in black and am pretty happy with them (lukewarm on the orange trim, but maybe they have new color combinations). My memories of the avocet grey touring shoes were that they...
06-11-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,941
Posted By retroshifter

Bikes in diplomacy, awesome

just looked up this story. Belinkey was only given 2 weeks to build this bike. Nice looking bike with the Union Jack graphics (not sure if I like how that part turned out); great for Belinkey and...
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