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10-13-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By Piff

Prior to purchasing, just make sure you...

Prior to purchasing, just make sure you reallllllllly know that the bike frame is the right one for you. Standover, reach, trail. Last thing you want to do is build a bike up a have to sell it...
10-11-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By Piff

New-ish pads, greased and cleaned superbe. I...

New-ish pads, greased and cleaned superbe. I don't think $60+shipping is beyond the pale. I think most people just enjoy seeing "price includes shipping".
09-26-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By Piff

Lovely bike and terribly tempting. It's a 1989,...

Lovely bike and terribly tempting. It's a 1989, btw.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1256x1600/dxser03_f0c177e82900efbeeb808a4d9512f4c927601dbf.jpg...
09-20-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,308
Posted By Piff

I'm 28 and though I've caught the bug for about...

I'm 28 and though I've caught the bug for about 10 years, I don't think I'll ever fully delve deep into the hobby past the mid 1970s. Early/mid 90s sport touring are my preferred, though before I...
09-19-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By Piff

I've done this before, it's obviously easier on a...

I've done this before, it's obviously easier on a bike without recessed brake mounts. For a bike that does have recessed brake mounts, what I did was fit a schrader-to-presta adapter to take up the...
09-10-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,867
Posted By Piff

Amazing, thank you! I do love the paint,...

Amazing, thank you!

I do love the paint, part of the reason I gave up on my search for a 1985 Miyata 912 or similar model of miyata with sport touring geometry. The Eros I picked up is in...
08-30-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Piff

According to modern opinions, you'd be better off...

According to modern opinions, you'd be better off with an internal rim width closer to 18-19mm if you're planning on running tires that are 32-35mm wide, and the Velo Orange Enterprise rim are...
08-26-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 869
Posted By Piff

Agreed that the older stuff just has that...how...

Agreed that the older stuff just has that...how do you say "je ne sais quoi" in italian?

And another vote for custom steel. Mine would be a sport touring frame that has a blend of modern and...
08-17-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By Piff

Maybe I'm wrong, but isn't "hoods directly over...

Maybe I'm wrong, but isn't "hoods directly over the front axle" considered a good rule of thumb for relatively neutral handling? That is, neither too twitchy or dead for a given bike's front end...
08-16-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 809
Posted By Piff

Seems like 531 professional to me.

Seems like 531 professional to me.
08-16-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,148
Posted By Piff

Look through this thread: Show your classic...

Look through this thread:

Show your classic sports touring bicycle - Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1044414-show-your-classic-sports-touring-bicycle.html)

Also, another...
08-15-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By Piff

Thank you all for your advice! To try to answer...

Thank you all for your advice! To try to answer the questions:

Why not under the top tube or along the seat tube? I like being able to lift and carry my bike from the top tube, annoying having...
08-14-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 167,310
Posted By Piff

I am excited to finally have a bike that can be...

I am excited to finally have a bike that can be posted here! Though it's a bit newer and has a unicrown fork so I'm not sure how "classic" it is. At the very least it is lugged and has a horizontal...
08-02-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Piff

Pictures?? :troll:

Pictures?? :troll:
07-29-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Piff

Whaaaa, in all my years of reading this topic,...

Whaaaa, in all my years of reading this topic, this is a new configuration that I've never seen. Which campy guides did you use?
07-21-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By Piff

Hmmm hmmm, thank you both!! This data is bad news...

Hmmm hmmm, thank you both!! This data is bad news for my wallet and bad news for my relationship ;) The GF does not want another bike in here before the other is out!

Might be time to finally sell...
07-18-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 786
Posted By Piff

As bulgie already said, turn clockwise. Option B.

As bulgie already said, turn clockwise. Option B.
07-18-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,663
Posted By Piff

An important question you need to ask is what...

An important question you need to ask is what you're solving with the upgrade. If it's just a shiny new bike then this question is easy ;) We've all been there.

But do you want a bike that handles...
07-11-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By Piff

First link I found when I googled "Specialized...

First link I found when I googled "Specialized Expedition 1983": 1983 Specialized Expedition: Review – My Favorite Bike Parts (wordpress.com)...
07-06-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8,370
Views: 2,699,513
Posted By Piff

Been a while since I finished a build! The more...

Been a while since I finished a build! The more interesting bits of info:

Brand/model: 1995 Novara Pro Ultimate
Size/material: 15" Tange Ultimate Ultralight
Headset: SolidBikes roller bearing...
06-28-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,174
Posted By Piff

Jeez.

Can we just get rid of the egos and admit to the facts?


1. C&V appraisals often does a poor job at helping forum newbies get their top dollar. Sometimes that's out of ignorance, sometimes a...
06-27-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,174
Posted By Piff

How is this even a debate? Of course the...

How is this even a debate? Of course the appraisal forum often lowballs to the price they (the appraiser) would hope to pay rather than what the bike could bring in a given market. And of course...
06-24-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Piff

Wellllll, I finally found what I was looking for....

Wellllll, I finally found what I was looking for. Took me quite a while of googling. It's the "Arc" bar made by Dimension. 660mm wide, 27 degrees of sweep, no rise, 25.4mm clamp. Didn't think it...
06-21-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Piff

Not exactly C&V but adjacent: 1-1/8 threadless roller bearing headset

I know 1-1/8" threadless headsets aren't C&V in the strictest sense, but I also know that we have a good number of members here that love roller bearing headsets, specifically the A9 stronglight. ...
02-01-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,249
Posted By Piff

Elegant, but potentially fragile. I think if I...

Elegant, but potentially fragile. I think if I were to try that setup again (mine broke) I'd put a little L bracket underneath to help provide support.

My favorites are the Minoura BH-60 for the...
01-31-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2,157
Views: 700,775
Posted By Piff

Agreed! If anyone is curious about the geometry...

Agreed! If anyone is curious about the geometry as I was, here's what I was able to find:
03-13-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 72,831
Views: 11,830,067
Posted By Piff

Jeez, I need to tell my brother to buy it and...

Jeez, I need to tell my brother to buy it and ship it.
08-03-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By Piff

While we wait for the experts to chime in,...

While we wait for the experts to chime in, perhaps some entertainment?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE1JHOOr1M0&list=PLMNMmvIC2uGaSasBdRs1ZBCn4eHunIGxr&index=9
07-27-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 72,831
Views: 11,830,067
Posted By Piff

Wow. That is a fantastic touring tandem.

Wow. That is a fantastic touring tandem.
07-27-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,131
Posted By Piff

+1 for the minoura bh60 handlebar mount.

+1 for the minoura bh60 handlebar mount.
07-14-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,737
Posted By Piff

Oh my god I was so wrong, $2500 ending price? I...

Oh my god I was so wrong, $2500 ending price? I just don't get it. I know they're a bit rare, but still.
07-13-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 17,051
Posted By Piff

The only thing left to do is to embrace the...

The only thing left to do is to embrace the heresy and install a modern Sunrace derailleur claw.
07-13-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,349
Posted By Piff

One bearing? As in literally a single ball? Or do...

One bearing? As in literally a single ball? Or do you mean one of the bottom bracket cups is pitted?

For an old bike, I think it's best to get new ball bearings when overhauling components. You...
07-13-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,468
Posted By Piff

Wow wow wow, now that is a good looking bike.

Wow wow wow, now that is a good looking bike.
07-12-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,280
Posted By Piff

One of these days I'd like to have a fillet...

One of these days I'd like to have a fillet Schwinn, whether or not it has a real bottom bracket :lol:

​​​​​​I think it could be worth it to take it to a local frame builder to have it checked...
07-11-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,737
Posted By Piff

10 pages, here we go :p​​​​​​ :popcorn

10 pages, here we go :p​​​​​​

:popcorn
07-09-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,708
Posted By Piff

I'd love to see it on some 1x11 drivetrain :lol:...

I'd love to see it on some 1x11 drivetrain :lol: I bet it's big enough to fit a 40t cog.
07-09-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,708
Posted By Piff

You got a pretty rare mk.II! Few and far between...

You got a pretty rare mk.II! Few and far between have forged dropouts.
07-07-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,764
Posted By Piff

Wow, you really found a nice bike! Be sure to...

Wow, you really found a nice bike! Be sure to post a pic once you've got it fully tuned up and shiny :D
07-07-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 465,129
Posted By Piff

There ought to be a thread titled "Show us your...

There ought to be a thread titled "Show us your botched Raleigh frame!" :p
07-07-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,679
Posted By Piff

As I reach for a peach Slide a rind down behind...

As I reach for a peach
Slide a rind down behind
The sofa in San Tropez...

https://youtu.be/Cv5uuhkS4j8

One of my favorite floyd songs :)
07-06-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,764
Posted By Piff

Some of the old bikes are so pretty they're worth...

Some of the old bikes are so pretty they're worth the Weight. It ain't a mixte, but it's an eye catcher. I've been watching this bike for a while...get rid of the crappy plastic simplex and convert...
07-06-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,764
Posted By Piff

What about the motobecane Grand Touring? Those...

What about the motobecane Grand Touring? Those pop up fairly often in Mixte form, are they Vitus 172?
07-05-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,851
Posted By Piff

I'm right there with you--I prefer a restrained...

I'm right there with you--I prefer a restrained look. But if someone new to the vintage bike world is wanting a bike specifically for the looks, Italian will have the looks and the pedigree (e.g. "Oh...
07-05-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By Piff

"Each one reach one, each one try to teach one." ...

"Each one reach one, each one try to teach one."
Gil Scott-Heron

Happy 4th.

https://youtu.be/XQ78uDio_ao
07-03-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 72,831
Views: 11,830,067
Posted By Piff

Dunno if there's any way to describe this frame...

Dunno if there's any way to describe this frame other than bjtchin' :love:​​​​​​

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bop/d/chino-phil-woods-kiss-off-mountain-mtb/7150774791.html
...
06-28-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 72,831
Views: 11,830,067
Posted By Piff

I dunno the going price, but damn it looks to be...

I dunno the going price, but damn it looks to be in good shape. Full dura ace. $1100

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/d/san-diego-trek-oclv-carbon-5500-road/7149890998.html
...
06-28-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,370
Posted By Piff

Ahhhh, back when keeping air clean was patriotic....

Ahhhh, back when keeping air clean was patriotic. It'll be nice to one day come back to that national mindset.
06-28-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,604
Posted By Piff

Dunno if you need fancy...a nice thick hi-ten...

Dunno if you need fancy...a nice thick hi-ten frame would last forever :P

An early/mid '70s super course would make a fine fixed gear. Straight gauge 531 frame and hi-ten forks/stays makes for a...
06-28-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,604
Posted By Piff

There is no sadder day than broken frame day,...

There is no sadder day than broken frame day, but...there is no happier day than new frame day!
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