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02-09-24, 03:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,000
Posted By MrGastrognome

'81 Fuji America - My $120 score off of CL....

'81 Fuji America - My $120 score off of CL. Didn't even notice the Chris King headset until I was putting it on the car's bike rack and it's got a Phil BB. Since then I've swapped out the brakes for...
02-05-24, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7,397
Views: 869,594
Posted By MrGastrognome

This Cyclone GT decided it didn't really care for...

This Cyclone GT decided it didn't really care for wrapping chain about 50 miles into my ride Saturday, so I set it to 44/16 did the last 20 miles single speed. Broke it down on Sunday to find the...
01-25-24, 08:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,785
Posted By MrGastrognome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MON4LaUw49Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MON4LaUw49Q
01-24-24, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8,975
Views: 3,064,668
Posted By MrGastrognome

Nishiki Bel Air

Just finished building up this '85 Nishiki Bel Air yesterday that I picked up back in December. Bought the frame on a whim because I liked the top and seat tube measurements along with a donor bike...
Replies: 35
Views: 2,455
Posted By MrGastrognome

All praise coffee, liquid life, revitalizer of...

All praise coffee, liquid life, revitalizer of neural connections with a small assist from the FB algorithm which is guaranteed to reccomend the same ads over and over and over...
PM sent.
...
01-21-24, 10:00 AM
Replies: 82,460
Views: 13,865,813
Posted By MrGastrognome

El Dorado Hills, CA There a couple Atalas (and...

El Dorado Hills, CA
There a couple Atalas (and a Fuji S12-s and a Rodruigez tandem) in them thar hills!...
01-20-24, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7,397
Views: 869,594
Posted By MrGastrognome

Faded (formerly) black anodizing has become one...

Faded (formerly) black anodizing has become one of my favorite types of patina. Gold bear traps on vintage MTBs are just [chef's kiss].
01-14-24, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22,253
Views: 4,582,360
Posted By MrGastrognome

"...

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01-13-24, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7,397
Views: 869,594
Posted By MrGastrognome

Made the most of a rainy day and went down to a...

Made the most of a rainy day and went down to a heated shop to cold set the Nishiki Bel Air to 130, install the BB, run cables and give the mechs a "close enough" adjustment....
01-13-24, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By MrGastrognome

You can try dyeing a set of light colored hoods....

You can try dyeing a set of light colored hoods. This guy is using Shimano r7000 which have a silver lever option and got some good results that seem to be holding up well....
01-09-24, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7,397
Views: 869,594
Posted By MrGastrognome

Ha! So many epic tunes in that series. While not...

Ha! So many epic tunes in that series. While not all of them have aged a gracefully as others, I love how it introduced kids to base 12 number theory with jazz funk......
01-08-24, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7,397
Views: 869,594
Posted By MrGastrognome

Schoolhouse Rock taught me that three is a magic...

Schoolhouse Rock taught me that three is a magic number.

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01-05-24, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7,397
Views: 869,594
Posted By MrGastrognome

One week later: Give me a cheater bar large...

One week later:
Give me a cheater bar large enough to fit over the wrench....
...
01-02-24, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22,253
Views: 4,582,360
Posted By MrGastrognome

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-27-23, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By MrGastrognome

Got my attention, too bad I loaned out my tube...

Got my attention, too bad I loaned out my tube stretcher... I'd need another 6-7cm in that seat and top tube.
GLWS
12-27-23, 03:47 PM
Replies: 82,460
Views: 13,865,813
Posted By MrGastrognome

Vintage Trek 760 Racing Bike with full Victory...

Vintage Trek 760 Racing Bike with full Victory Campagnolo components - Size 56 $600...
12-25-23, 01:34 PM
Replies: 82,460
Views: 13,865,813
Posted By MrGastrognome

Exploring the Seattle ads this morning......

Exploring the Seattle ads this morning... (https://images.craigslist.org/00t0t_6BbLu9ky7D_0x20oM_600x450.jpg)
Davidson Mtn Bike $475
...
12-24-23, 09:29 AM
Replies: 82,460
Views: 13,865,813
Posted By MrGastrognome

Paramount Touring Frame

Sparks, NV $275
56cm
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/379024214574135/?mibextid=dXMIcH
...
12-23-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 991
Posted By MrGastrognome

Noticed there was another frame at my work, 54cm...

Noticed there was another frame at my work, 54cm sadly and I suspect saw its fair share of cyclocross.
...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,694
Posted By MrGastrognome

Besides, it's always fun reading old threads...

Besides, it's always fun reading old threads where T-Mar is doing T-Mar things.
12-22-23, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22,253
Views: 4,582,360
Posted By MrGastrognome

I kNOw WhAT i GoT! Now down to $1500...

I kNOw WhAT i GoT! Now down to $1500 (https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/sacramento-rare-85-vintage-schwinn/7697525276.html)
...
12-22-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 82,460
Views: 13,865,813
Posted By MrGastrognome

The Echelon has been acquired. Apparently the...

The Echelon has been acquired. Apparently the owner built this up from a bare frame when he was 15 and made a handful of modifications over the years. The new owner will restore it to the original...
12-21-23, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7,397
Views: 869,594
Posted By MrGastrognome

Oof! I managed to post this to the wrong thread...

Oof! I managed to post this to the wrong thread yesterday...
What I had mistakenly started as a quick upgrade turned into a month and a half of downtime. Finally thanks to the CV for sale forum,...
12-21-23, 09:32 AM
Replies: 82,460
Views: 13,865,813
Posted By MrGastrognome

Echelon Oddesy $125...

Echelon Oddesy $125 (https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/sacramento-vintage-bike-campy-suntour/7698796184.html)
Sacramento, CA
Somebody should probably save this bike. Local pick up only.
...
12-20-23, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,233
Views: 126,548
Posted By MrGastrognome

Thanks to Rooney for today's box of Suntour...

Thanks to Rooney for today's box of Suntour shifty bits and Diacomp brakey bits. Easy like Sunday morning.
12-20-23, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By MrGastrognome

You could try tucking the tape into the bar with...

You could try tucking the tape into the bar with the plugs after wrapping over the grips like normal drop bars and avoid using twin all together. It would be the thickest of double wrap. I think the...
12-20-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,634
Posted By MrGastrognome

Not CV but not this aluminum hybrid has served me...

Not CV but not this aluminum hybrid has served me well as my grocery getter, it's also the bike I rode on my first 200k brevet. Purchased in 2014 when I was driving 30,000 miles a year for work so I...
12-15-23, 03:25 PM
Replies: 82,460
Views: 13,865,813
Posted By MrGastrognome

Pugeot Tourer

Sacramento, CA
Given the recent leather wrapped bar interest, I thought I'd share this Peugot that been posted for a while. Anybody looking for 80's REI touring bags?
Peugeot - $100...
12-14-23, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 656
Posted By MrGastrognome

Bummer, but it'll be fun to watch their ad...

Bummer, but it'll be fun to watch their ad languish for months. A classic "I saw one for $500." Yes, the reason you saw that ad is because no one is buying it at that price. I've seen a handful of...
12-13-23, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 656
Posted By MrGastrognome

My Team came with Arx mechs but I went to a long...

My Team came with Arx mechs but I went to a long cage Ultegra in the rear to run a 11-32 9 speed. I have the Cyclone on my '81 America and love it. I've been on a couple rides where guys pulled up...
12-13-23, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 656
Posted By MrGastrognome

After a quick glance at the catalogs...

After a quick glance at the catalogs (https://classicfuji.posthaven.com/archive) it seems they tweaked the line up and tubing between my '82 and '84. '82 being "Fuji 331" (which are likely rebranded...
12-11-23, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8,975
Views: 3,064,668
Posted By MrGastrognome

I was lured out into the country today (literally...

I was lured out into the country today (literally next to a town called Timbuctoo) by a pic of Mt. Fuji among a lot of other bikes. The Fuji was nowhere to be found, sold at a swap meet apparently...
12-09-23, 06:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,208
Posted By MrGastrognome

Half the battle with is asking the right...

Half the battle with is asking the right (leading) question:

You: Write a description of why all Huffy bikes should be retrofited with high end Campagnolo groupsets.

While Huffy bikes have...
12-09-23, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By MrGastrognome

While I appreciate the ingenuity here and love...

While I appreciate the ingenuity here and love the feel of Suntour Power, I'm not as fond of their appearance. Why not use the DiaCompe reproductions...
12-06-23, 03:23 PM
Replies: 82,460
Views: 13,865,813
Posted By MrGastrognome

This person always has a ton of bikes on offer....

This person always has a ton of bikes on offer. They're easy to spot as the pics are all shot in this same shipping container. Usually has some pretty nice stuff but never really priced to move.
12-02-23, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By MrGastrognome

It's a buyers market right now. Lots of folks...

It's a buyers market right now. Lots of folks have been unloading their pandemic purchases and prices across the board are coming down from the '20-'22 spike.
12-01-23, 12:53 PM
Replies: 82,460
Views: 13,865,813
Posted By MrGastrognome

Now you're talkin, biplane FTW! Looks a tad small...

Now you're talkin, biplane FTW! Looks a tad small for me unfortunately.
12-01-23, 12:51 PM
Replies: 82,460
Views: 13,865,813
Posted By MrGastrognome

I had eyeballed this one as well, but the unibrow...

I had eyeballed this one as well, but the unibrow fork was a deal breaker. Bullmoose bars wouldn't have needed a stem tho.
11-30-23, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8,672
Views: 1,068,583
Posted By MrGastrognome

It was a good mail day. Couple things came in but...

It was a good mail day. Couple things came in but I've been eagerly awaiting these thumbies. I don't even have a project to put them on, yet.
...
11-30-23, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By MrGastrognome

No cracks in my '98 Stage Comp (yeah, it's post...

No cracks in my '98 Stage Comp (yeah, it's post Trek sale). It's still a fun fast bike that gets it's share of shout outs on the local bike trail....
11-29-23, 05:38 PM
Replies: 82,460
Views: 13,865,813
Posted By MrGastrognome

Near Nevada City, CA Trek Touring Bike $75 ...

Near Nevada City, CA
Trek Touring Bike $75
$40 if you pick it up in North San Juan...
11-26-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 82,460
Views: 13,865,813
Posted By MrGastrognome

Sparks, NV 23" Univega Alpina Uno...

Sparks, NV 23" Univega Alpina Uno...
10-29-23, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7,397
Views: 869,594
Posted By MrGastrognome

'81 Fuji America

Front rack install, swapping non aero brake levers for aero, spring actuated ones, new cable housing and replacing everything black for silver and tan....
10-29-23, 09:52 AM
Replies: 82,460
Views: 13,865,813
Posted By MrGastrognome

Decent looking, 62cm lugged Trek 520 - $99 Bend,...

Decent looking, 62cm lugged Trek 520 - $99 Bend, OR (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/345295421365815/?ref=browse_tab&referral_code=marketplace_top_picks&referral_story_type=top_picks)...
10-27-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8,672
Views: 1,068,583
Posted By MrGastrognome

First box of potentially 3 arriving today for my...

First box of potentially 3 arriving today for my Fuji America build. Blue Lug edition: the BL variant of the Riv/Nitto Mark's rack, Simworks John Cage (bottlecage) and Simworks/MKS Bubbly pedals,...
10-11-23, 07:43 PM
Replies: 82,460
Views: 13,865,813
Posted By MrGastrognome

$600 Mercian, San Diego CA...

$600 Mercian, San Diego CA...
10-08-23, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8,672
Views: 1,068,583
Posted By MrGastrognome

Clandestine Simichrome... found a work around for...

Clandestine Simichrome... found a work around for CA patina mandates ;)...
09-20-23, 08:21 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,395
Posted By MrGastrognome

You just got to market it properly... Friction is...

You just got to market it properly... Friction is the vinyl of shifting! Brifters are CDs/mp3s. Which would make wireless literally a streaming service. :lol:
09-15-23, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22,253
Views: 4,582,360
Posted By MrGastrognome

When you're a better fabricator than wheel...

When you're a better fabricator than wheel builder.
09-10-23, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,515
Posted By MrGastrognome

Weather couldn't have been better. Perfectly...

Weather couldn't have been better. Perfectly clear, mid 40s when I started at 8am and mid 60's when I finished around 11:30. No smoke. Last time I was up there during a fire and needed palate...
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