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10-24-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 375
Posted By madpogue

Barring any major issue, the Voyageur is the best...

Barring any major issue, the Voyageur is the best of the above-mentioned options, and a fair price.
10-24-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 375
Posted By madpogue

+1, you need something just about halfway in...

+1, you need something just about halfway in between the sizes of these two bikes.
10-24-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1,256
Views: 137,944
Posted By madpogue

I think you're right; I've never seen herons with...

I think you're right; I've never seen herons with red heads like that. And I heard some cranes a couple of mornings ago.
10-24-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1,256
Views: 137,944
Posted By madpogue

Near the end of a late afternoon 15-ish-mile...

Near the end of a late afternoon 15-ish-mile loop, just a few feet from a busy intersection, three great blue herons probably pecking away at corn spilled between the rails from a hopper car. The...
10-23-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9,970
Views: 1,127,817
Posted By madpogue

With the turquoise-ish color in the middle, maybe...

With the turquoise-ish color in the middle, maybe Raising Arizona.
Or 6000SUX.
10-23-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,881
Posted By madpogue

Glad you saw that, turns out that spacer was...

Glad you saw that, turns out that spacer was mounted upside down. There's a notch in the spacer that matches to a tab on the shifter body, so it's only supposed to go one way. I reckon someone...
10-21-21, 02:24 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,881
Posted By madpogue

Another Santé set (didn't realize until I viewed...

Another Santé set (didn't realize until I viewed the photo, rear shifter is benté), this one on my '89 Circuit, which I've FINALLY pulled out of mothballs after 1.5 years:
...
10-16-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20,657
Views: 3,627,485
Posted By madpogue

Not sure if you were joking based on the respray...

Not sure if you were joking based on the respray color, but no, that's a Bike E recumbent. The angle at the tail end of the frame is the visual giveaway. Brand made a minor splash in the '90s, gone...
10-14-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 20,657
Views: 3,627,485
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ What could go wrong?

^^^^^^ What could go wrong?
10-09-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 23,247
Posted By madpogue

... is correct! Don Pardo, tell 'im what he's...

... is correct! Don Pardo, tell 'im what he's won!

Thrift store sale find, only discovered the fork after I brought it home of course. I found an exact match on the 'Bay a couple weeks later. Andy...
10-08-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 24,587
Posted By madpogue

Bingo, there's a clear shot of a 531 decal on the...

Bingo, there's a clear shot of a 531 decal on the fork.

That gold/lime color is such an icon of the time.
10-08-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,097
Posted By madpogue

What a precious photo; dad's looking with joy at...

What a precious photo; dad's looking with joy at the camera, mom's looking with great care at Emile, Emile's looking with awe into the future.
10-04-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 64,530
Views: 10,029,857
Posted By madpogue

They're 36-spoke, don't appear to be anything...

They're 36-spoke, don't appear to be anything especially suited to touring, more than any other 36-spoke wheelset. If they're not steel, they're better off on a single bike anyway.
10-01-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20,657
Views: 3,627,485
Posted By madpogue

Holy mother of God in a sidecar!

Holy mother of God in a sidecar!
07-20-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By madpogue

Given the paint quality, seat tube panel and...

Given the paint quality, seat tube panel and frame material labels, the OP's frame could be one that was repainted by Trek in the early '80s. The rear brake cable guide braze-ons are also of...
07-20-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By madpogue

Check the serial number on the fork. Some...

Check the serial number on the fork. Some RockShox Judy and Jett models from around 2000 and 2001 were recalled. See...
07-17-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By madpogue

The large/large and small/small combos are...

The large/large and small/small combos are probably very close to some other combinations, if you do the math, you can figure out which alternate gear combo to select to avoid cross-chaining.
07-17-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By madpogue

Aren't there generic stainless steel brackets...

Aren't there generic stainless steel brackets with a simple L-bend at the end, typically used to mount rear racks to the brake mount?
07-17-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By madpogue

Eek, between this and the Fat Chance in that...

Eek, between this and the Fat Chance in that other thread, today's not a good day for MTB chainstay discoveries.
07-17-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,427
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ A young-ish Jonathan Pryce (it was just 2...

^^^^ A young-ish Jonathan Pryce (it was just 2 years before Brazil). Also with Jason Robards Jr and Diane Ladd.
07-17-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,180
Posted By madpogue

The OP mentions mid-'80s; aero brake levers are...

The OP mentions mid-'80s; aero brake levers are perfectly period-correct. They were standard on my '86 Ironman.
07-17-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By madpogue

The convenient shifters you speak of are called...

The convenient shifters you speak of are called integrated shifters, or brifters. They are, by definition, indexed, and to my knowledge, there are no brifters that would calibrate to the spacing of...
07-16-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 64,530
Views: 10,029,857
Posted By madpogue

Close. It's Georgena.

Close. It's Georgena.
07-16-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7,950
Views: 2,328,440
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Whatever you do with the finish on that Fat...

^^^^^ Whatever you do with the finish on that Fat Chance, you gotta either keep or replace that snake flag decal.
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By madpogue

It's worth $100, just based on the condition. But...

It's worth $100, just based on the condition. But to my eye, the earlier 3T GTs, and your HardRock, have more C&V soul. I would not strip the HardRock; those components would look out-of-place (and...
07-16-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,179
Posted By madpogue

Have you tried cranking up the force/pressure,...

Have you tried cranking up the force/pressure, then just leaving it that way for a while? I've found that screw-type tie rod separator tools often work when the pressure can be sustained over time....
07-16-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,180
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ +1; Cam release is useful when a wheel goes...

^^^^^ +1; Cam release is useful when a wheel goes out of true mid-ride, for example, after hitting a pothole.
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By madpogue

That's a tougher nut to crack. Depends on the...

That's a tougher nut to crack. Depends on the market in your area, and how sophisticated C&V buyers are there. If the mismatched derailleurs affect the marketability, replacing them, along with the...
07-16-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By madpogue

Toledo? For the chalking / white spots, I...

Toledo?

For the chalking / white spots, I nominate "Dover".
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Parts-bin build. Wacky-World bonus points...

^^^^^ Parts-bin build. Wacky-World bonus points if the seller actually posted photos spattered with all those cell-phone icons, and half of them not rotated properly.
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By madpogue

Unfortunate that it's too small; even with the...

Unfortunate that it's too small; even with the mismatched mechs, it's a sweet deal. That saddle appears in great shape.

That's the remnant of a sticker, perhaps a parking permit or registration,...
07-15-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By madpogue

Definitely a Univega, and.... Dodge Dart?

Definitely a Univega, and.... Dodge Dart?
07-15-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,900
Posted By madpogue

Blackburn low-riders would be a perfect match for...

Blackburn low-riders would be a perfect match for those mid-fork mounting holes. If I recall, back then, Jim Blackburn collaborated with Trek to ensure their rack mount spacing matched his racks.
07-15-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By madpogue

"Climber"?

"Climber"?
07-15-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,900
Posted By madpogue

That's definitely half-step plus granny gearing.

That's definitely half-step plus granny gearing.
07-15-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20,657
Views: 3,627,485
Posted By madpogue

Not much of a "flipper" if he doesn't know how to...

Not much of a "flipper" if he doesn't know how to flip a photo....
07-15-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20,657
Views: 3,627,485
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ J key on his keyboard doesn't work? (shrug)...

^^^^^ J key on his keyboard doesn't work? (shrug)

At least you know the seatpost isn't stuck.
07-13-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By madpogue

Hmm, just spitballin', but what if you swapped...

Hmm, just spitballin', but what if you swapped those dropouts left to right, but mounted them outboard? Might that possibly just get you to 130?

Or maybe, since that frame was built into so many...
07-13-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,715
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ I think it's cross-border. I purchased...

^^^^^^ I think it's cross-border. I purchased something from the UK recently. Went from its source in the UK to London, then to Chicago, then into a void for several weeks, then to Los Angeles, then...
07-13-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,153
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Back in 2015, quite possibly.....

^^^^^^ Back in 2015, quite possibly.....
07-13-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By madpogue

If the bearings/races are the same size, you...

If the bearings/races are the same size, you could possibly use all the bits from the 105 hub.
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By madpogue

'85 410 didn't have internal RD cable routing....

'85 410 didn't have internal RD cable routing. Hard to find a bike with that geometry, color, lettering and frame design. But whatever it is/was, looks like most of the components have been swapped....
07-12-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,263
Posted By madpogue

Or a BSA.

Or a BSA.
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By madpogue

What does the sticker near the top of the seat...

What does the sticker near the top of the seat tube say?
07-12-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By madpogue

Even on classic bikes with black, white, gold,...

Even on classic bikes with black, white, gold, etc. components? ;)
07-12-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 64,530
Views: 10,029,857
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Rust close-ups are a game-changer for that...

^^^^^^ Rust close-ups are a game-changer for that Fuji (I never go to bookface, so I could only go by the photos posted here).
07-12-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 64,530
Views: 10,029,857
Posted By madpogue

Looks like a Roman II after Touring Series: ...

Looks like a Roman II after Touring Series:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/348x198/f1_e103b59e1fb0d29c5a3004ffa23f7d5d746dfcca.jpg
And the FUJI is in outline on the...
07-11-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 64,530
Views: 10,029,857
Posted By madpogue

If you blow up the first photo it says Fuji...

If you blow up the first photo it says Fuji Touring Series pretty clearly.
07-11-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 271,595
Posted By madpogue

You should compare serial numbers.

You should compare serial numbers.
07-10-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 64,530
Views: 10,029,857
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Hmmm, 3 of the 5 bikes above are candidates...

^^^^ Hmmm, 3 of the 5 bikes above are candidates for the July / multi-color thread. Coincidence? Or......
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