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04-10-24, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By Piff

Wow, the paint is impeccable. Great score! And...

Wow, the paint is impeccable. Great score! And a very interesting triple half step setup...

What are those pedals?
04-09-24, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Piff

Some of the drain holes (or are they holes for...

Some of the drain holes (or are they holes for brazing for the gas to escape?) have slight evidence of rust, but everything looks really minor. I haven't pulled the seatpost yet or the stem or bottom...
04-08-24, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Piff

Eureka! Nishiki GRAN TOUR 15

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/pxl_20240409_031729059_c0f0629948f3d3a4845967fcbcecdd45ee0043f4.jpg
(Please excuse the mess. It's Monday.)



I have been...
04-07-24, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,622
Views: 671,667
Posted By Piff

Very much late to the party on this one, but...

Very much late to the party on this one, but would you say this frame can take 28mm tires plus fenders? It's hard to tell from the photos, but it looks as if things are already tight with the tires...
04-03-24, 11:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,349
Posted By Piff

Agree with starting with tire size and to go from...

Agree with starting with tire size and to go from there. What's your preference?
03-27-24, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Piff

Great! I was mostly worried about the freehub...

Great! I was mostly worried about the freehub splines not being tall enough. Build is a go!
03-27-24, 02:52 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,114,433
Posted By Piff

Top tube dinged Ritchey Road Logic and Kestrel 1"...

Top tube dinged Ritchey Road Logic and Kestrel 1" threaded fork. $275

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bop/d/san-carlos-ritchey-road-logic-frame/7731223167.html

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03-25-24, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By Piff

These 126mm OLD hubs that are hyperglide...

These 126mm OLD hubs that are hyperglide compatible are somewhat uncommon in this good condition. 8 of 9 on 7! or 9 of 10 on 7! Great for those 126mm bikes you don't want to bother cold setting or...
03-20-24, 10:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,089
Posted By Piff

I know you're doing a build and don't mind...

I know you're doing a build and don't mind purchasing just a frame, but there are items on a complete bike that simply make doing a build easier/cheaper. Wheels, for one. Seatpost/headset are also...
03-18-24, 09:32 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,114,433
Posted By Piff

Aren't the CB-0 models fairly sought after? ...

Aren't the CB-0 models fairly sought after? $220.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/bik/d/santa-cruz-bridgestone-cb-zip/7728401280.html

...
03-18-24, 03:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,043
Posted By Piff

Funny decal! I would assume Soma did that almost...

Funny decal! I would assume Soma did that almost as an in-joke for their own benefit given their very long Japanese partnership.
03-15-24, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,885
Posted By Piff

Good, good, you understood the assignment...

Good, good, you understood the assignment exactly! I now have no choice but to purchase this bike :thumb:

If only it was a surefire thing that 32mm tires with fenders will fit no problem...but it...
03-11-24, 04:41 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,114,433
Posted By Piff

I can only imagine the current owner put together...

I can only imagine the current owner put together the fugly build in order to avoid a bike-jacking here in Oakland, but...

damn is it ugly. If the ad is to believed the price isn't bad. The...
03-09-24, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Piff

That is a seriously nice bag!

That is a seriously nice bag!
03-07-24, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By Piff

The roll bag seems bulky for what it can carry,...

The roll bag seems bulky for what it can carry, yes/no?
03-07-24, 10:48 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,114,433
Posted By Piff

Cool old trek 5200. Looks like some very tight...

Cool old trek 5200. Looks like some very tight clearances, though. $350.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/d/oakland-trek-5200-oclv-road-bike/7723032318.html
...
03-06-24, 07:02 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,820
Posted By Piff

I've always wanted a Pro or Team Miyata... ...

I've always wanted a Pro or Team Miyata...

Lovely blue and gold.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/miyata_f_7a4f4cec15ec7122194f8c6eebd56ae02ce9f8db.jpg
03-06-24, 12:57 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,114,433
Posted By Piff

Interesting paint job. ...

Interesting paint job.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/d/mill-valley-beautiful-handpainted/7724511594.html
...
03-03-24, 10:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,553
Posted By Piff

Lots of the old 'sit and grind' style of climbing...

Lots of the old 'sit and grind' style of climbing in this documentary from the 70s. Great one, I'm sure most here have seen it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUIr9LG1juw
03-02-24, 11:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,316
Posted By Piff

You're really asking that here? You know as well...

You're really asking that here? You know as well as I do that cyclists change components for any reason, none more rational than the last: weight, shiny, color, perceived performance benefit, actual...
03-02-24, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,316
Posted By Piff

I ended up getting rivendell's GOAT gloves. Very...

I ended up getting rivendell's GOAT gloves. Very nice quality.
03-02-24, 03:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,316
Posted By Piff

Very nice, thank you for the diagrams and...

Very nice, thank you for the diagrams and everything. I'm going to pair the a450 brake levers with regular old CLB professional calipers to start with and see how it goes. They've been wonderful,...
03-02-24, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,316
Posted By Piff

As an update to this thread...there are actually...

As an update to this thread...there are actually three!! shimano brake levers that are SLR + non-aero. The third option are Exage Sport levers. BL-a450. Just found some on ebay for a reasonable...
03-01-24, 08:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,748
Posted By Piff

The twin sticks are probably the most seamless...

The twin sticks are probably the most seamless stem shifter you could use for the build. Another option would be some suntour barcons or the like. If you go black with bar tape and hoods, white...
02-29-24, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Piff

santa fe 2926 Follow this link ...

santa fe 2926 Follow this link https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=27%22+cantilever+mounts+for+700c+site%3Awww.bikeforums.net
02-28-24, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Piff

Lots of relevant info here:...

Lots of relevant info here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1288806-my-first-merz-2.html
02-28-24, 03:00 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,114,433
Posted By Piff

I don't see these pop up too often here on the...

I don't see these pop up too often here on the West coast. Dawes Galaxy frameset + wheels + cranks. Poor thing needs a home and some TLC. $20.
...
02-23-24, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By Piff

I was going to say, I'd be highly surprised if...

I was going to say, I'd be highly surprised if any of the Raleigh USA road bikes fit much more than 28mm. Probably would have to go all the way down to 19, maybe 21mm for fender clearance.
...
02-23-24, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By Piff

Nothing like a happy ending :) I guarentee...

Nothing like a happy ending :)

I guarentee you this thread will help someone out in the future. The number of times I've gone fishing on google for an esoteric answer and found it in some...
02-22-24, 05:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,627
Posted By Piff

If the fixed cup is a pain to remove because it's...

If the fixed cup is a pain to remove because it's been in there for so long or it was super-duper torqued down, then this is exactly the right moment to remove the fixed cup. I agree with the...
02-16-24, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By Piff

Some experimenting to report. Thanks all for the...

Some experimenting to report. Thanks all for the recommendations!

I decided to try out the Suntour XC 9000 front derailleur. It works as I hoped, with some minor modifications. It has all the...
02-12-24, 06:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,219
Posted By Piff

Agreed. Go digital! Don't wear a nice piece on...

Agreed. Go digital! Don't wear a nice piece on the road.
02-12-24, 01:33 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,114,433
Posted By Piff

Is $800 a good price for a 90s Masi Gran...

Is $800 a good price for a 90s Masi Gran Criterium? I wasn't sure if it was worth it to post this here since I'm not aware of their pricing. Thought it would be worth posting since it looks damn...
02-09-24, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,232
Posted By Piff

Gorgeous build, again. Like the swap to the...

Gorgeous build, again. Like the swap to the triple!!!

Also, if those VO rando bars don't agree with you and you start looking for a similar bar but with a more classic bend, I recently came across...
02-08-24, 11:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,465
Posted By Piff

No one has said it yet! Centurion Ironman...

No one has said it yet!

Centurion Ironman :p

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02-08-24, 11:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,465
Posted By Piff

The comment about working on your bike is...

The comment about working on your bike is important. Outside of a few savvy shops and co-ops, you're on your own for a lot of this.

Do you have a bike that you currently ride that fits you...
02-08-24, 01:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,109
Posted By Piff

Huh, first time I've seen those sideways...

Huh, first time I've seen those sideways reflectors. Sending a PM for both, one for me and the girlfriend. Nice spot there right behind the seatube.

Gorgeous bike...70s was a lovely era. Feels...
02-06-24, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By Piff

Interersting bike. I don't understand why the...

Interersting bike. I don't understand why the reviewer says drop bars are a must for the geometry, there are plenty of flat bars that would get your hands in a similar spot. Looks like a modern...
02-06-24, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,027
Posted By Piff

It hasn't changed for decades and decades, one of...

It hasn't changed for decades and decades, one of the few standards that has stood the test of time.

But...Is the pedal-crank interface the next standard on the chopping block? I wouldn't put it...
02-02-24, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By Piff

Speed, I know we say it all the time, but thank...

Speed, I know we say it all the time, but thank you once again scanning all these old magazines and uploading it onto the forums. They are an incredible resource. I was wondering about this...
02-02-24, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By Piff

Thank you! Both look like good options. Hard to...

Thank you! Both look like good options. Hard to say how similar or different the IRD is from the microshift just from pictures.

I think I'm leaning towards the suntour microdrive stuff, though,...
02-01-24, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By Piff

Favorite front derailleur for triple microdrive crankset? (max chainring of ~48t)

On my road bike I'm using a 46-38-28 chainring setup paired up with a 12-21 7 speed freewheel. Absolutely loving the gear range, it's great.

What's not great is the front derailleur situation....
01-31-24, 03:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,465
Posted By Piff

Man, what a great pic. Thanks for posting!

Man, what a great pic. Thanks for posting!
01-30-24, 06:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,160
Posted By Piff

Final nail in the coffin has been the modern...

Final nail in the coffin has been the modern roadie fully transitioning to disc brakes. Those who are C&V curious aren't likely to be interested in investing into an old bike with parts that cannot...
01-28-24, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Piff

Honestly, it's not needed and I find it's better...

Honestly, it's not needed and I find it's better not to use a keyed washer, just a regular washer. The keyed washer may make it easier to torque down the locknut, but it's not worth the chance of...
01-28-24, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By Piff

Everyone in the bicycle industry is hurting. Thus...

Everyone in the bicycle industry is hurting. Thus the discounts to move product. I do hope SOMA makes it through these lean times, they're an important company for C&V.
01-27-24, 07:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,398
Posted By Piff

Great video and interview. I enjoyed hearing...

Great video and interview. I enjoyed hearing Talking Heads in the background having just watched their concert movie Stop Making Sense ​​​​​​a couple weeks back.

Interesting to hear he's raring to...
01-26-24, 11:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,920
Posted By Piff

Oh, let me tell you, the tires/rim combination is...

Oh, let me tell you, the tires/rim combination is night and day compared to pretty much anything I've ridden before. Already ordered another couple tires while they're still on sale. I'm about 155...
01-26-24, 03:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,920
Posted By Piff

I've got a soft spot for the old chrome ones. ...

I've got a soft spot for the old chrome ones. And it being a suntour dork disk, it completes the drivetrain ;)
01-26-24, 02:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,857
Posted By Piff

Walking through this thread today from start to...

Walking through this thread today from start to finish --- Nice job doesn't come close. Beautiful bike, and I love your attention to detail both in the restoration and the pictures. Can't wait to...
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