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12-05-22, 02:50 PM
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Posted By fvernon

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Starting up a new wheelset:
FH: Dura Ace 7400, low...
11-19-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 640
Posted By fvernon

Those Velo Orange bars are flared, so the 50mm is...

Those Velo Orange bars are flared, so the 50mm is in the drops--they're more like 43.5-44mm across at the hoods, which is just about right for me (including with front loads), especially if I pair...
11-19-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 640
Posted By fvernon

Update on my Romic restoration: I had a...

Update on my Romic restoration:

I had a Phoenix AZ-based framebuilder strip the frame and repair the seat binder lug, add water bottle mounts, respace to 130mm, and do a full fork & frame...
11-04-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,226
Posted By fvernon

Welp, I was able to get my super-early bird $90...

Welp, I was able to get my super-early bird $90 registration for the Santa Lucia route through without a problem; I think I did it the day the email went out. Bummer to hear many folks had problems...
11-01-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 39,533
Posted By fvernon

The full 531 and lack of eyelets on the dropouts...

The full 531 and lack of eyelets on the dropouts made me immediately think yours is the X100 Road, but your access to Romic info is about as much as mine--though if the owner ordered it custom, it...
10-25-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,612
Posted By fvernon

I was going to say this--the M950/952 is...

I was going to say this--the M950/952 is hands-down my favorite friction shifter for any bike that doesn't need something specific for that just-so look. I can also confirm that, depending on the...
10-25-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 17,409
Posted By fvernon

The bike that I reach more more than any other,...

The bike that I reach more more than any other, and that I can ride all day long, isn't the fanciest but I love the build and it's really dang comfy:...
10-25-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 39,533
Posted By fvernon

I'm currently restoring a 1977 Romic, and it's...

I'm currently restoring a 1977 Romic, and it's definitely in the current running for my 2023 Eroica bike...yours looks nice; is that the X-100 Road? I'll echo what others have said: big tires, plenty...
09-14-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21,485
Views: 4,120,293
Posted By fvernon

I'm assuming this is some sort of typo, but...

I'm assuming this is some sort of typo, but here's a partial, probably late 70s Lejeune Competition (Spidel Competition? I don't know the 70s models very well) in Prescott AZ for...$4,500 or trade...
09-11-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 640
Posted By fvernon

It's hard to tell with the all-black paint, but...

It's hard to tell with the all-black paint, but aren't those Nervex Professional lugs on your frameset?
https://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/classic_builders/nervex-professional-lugs/

I'd lean...
09-10-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,027,570
Posted By fvernon

Built this '79 Centurion Pro Tour up over the...

Built this '79 Centurion Pro Tour up over the summer after picking it up on my way home from Eroica California (here about to head to the farmer's market):
...
09-10-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 640
Posted By fvernon

LOL I know, I should know better!

LOL I know, I should know better!
09-09-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 640
Posted By fvernon

Any Romic experts in here?

I recently picked up a Romic frankenbuild (exactly as found):
...
09-07-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15,015
Views: 3,689,209
Posted By fvernon

For sure--between this and a pristine 1980 Trek...

For sure--between this and a pristine 1980 Trek 614 I brought home from a thrift store a couple months ago, I've got some decisions to make
09-06-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 65,211
Posted By fvernon

This '84 built, probably '86 sold 760 (or 770?...

This '84 built, probably '86 sold 760 (or 770? hard to tell since it's been rebuilt in the last few years--though it is sporting Superbe brakes) followed me home today. A couple of small nicks in the...
09-06-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15,015
Views: 3,689,209
Posted By fvernon

Two bikes (pics in as-found condition) followed...

Two bikes (pics in as-found condition) followed me home today--the first was this '86 Trek 760 and it's all about the frameset:
...
07-07-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 156,092
Posted By fvernon

Here are two of my favs: A 1989 Stumpjumper...

Here are two of my favs:

A 1989 Stumpjumper Comp with WTB BB1 dirt drops:...
06-16-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 601,742
Posted By fvernon

This 1980 Trek 614 followed me home from a thrift...

This 1980 Trek 614 followed me home from a thrift store today (as did 2 1986 Specialized Rockhoppers lurking in the background). I'm not quite sure if I'm going to rehab it or sell it quite yet...I...
06-16-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5,864
Views: 655,161
Posted By fvernon

i've been building up this 1980ish Centurion Pro...

i've been building up this 1980ish Centurion Pro Tour as an eroica/rando/comfort-focused, distance-minded ride over the last few weeks. here's a couple of pics of it in progress:...
06-16-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15,015
Views: 3,689,209
Posted By fvernon

Stopped by a thrift shop today and walked away...

Stopped by a thrift shop today and walked away with too many bikes. Looks to be a his & hers pair of 1986 Specialized Rockhoppers (all original), and a 1980 Trek 614 (N serial number), also original...
05-12-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 22,999
Posted By fvernon

Here's mine: AFAIK (and confirmed by Julie @...

Here's mine: AFAIK (and confirmed by Julie @ Marinoni with the original spec sheet), the only TSX Marinoni Special ever made. It was originally built as a one-off display model for the 1991 Anaheim...
05-12-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 790
Posted By fvernon

Interesting and cool; I was going to say they...

Interesting and cool; I was going to say they looked like McMahon brakes but nevermind!
05-04-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 39,533
Posted By fvernon

Understandable! If I was driving out in a fully...

Understandable! If I was driving out in a fully loaded vehicle, I would have had to pass as well. Luckily it had been for sale for a bit, so he was willing to drop the price some--totally worth it...
05-03-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 39,533
Posted By fvernon

Despite any felt logistical issues (any word on...

Despite any felt logistical issues (any word on why the 81mi was cancelled?), had an absolutely wonderful time. The 72mi ride on Sunday was challenge enough with some gorgeous cycling; I did quite...
03-31-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15,015
Views: 3,689,209
Posted By fvernon

you were on it! And yes; bent fork. The front...

you were on it! And yes; bent fork. The front wheel didn’t match the rear but was era-appropriate, so there was probably a front-end collision back in the mid-late 70s that wrecked
the original...
03-30-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7,402
Views: 3,389,246
Posted By fvernon

Here's a recent iteration of my '89 Stumpjumper...

Here's a recent iteration of my '89 Stumpjumper Comp, though a few changes since I took this pic:...
03-30-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15,015
Views: 3,689,209
Posted By fvernon

Picked up this mid-70s Libertas for a song/saved...

Picked up this mid-70s Libertas for a song/saved from the potential trash heap because of a bent front fork. The frame itself is 531 main triangle and probably hi-ten stays/fork, but dang if that...
02-17-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By fvernon

I'm out of town for a bit, but when I get back...

I'm out of town for a bit, but when I get back I'll snag some pics of the Café de Columbia kit!
02-14-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By fvernon

Thanks for the info; I figured these are all...

Thanks for the info; I figured these are all replicas or supporter jerseys, and I really don't know whether there is a market for these anywhere. I can take and upload pictures of the Café de...
02-13-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5,303
Views: 3,727,776
Posted By fvernon

Here's one I've been working on--a 1998 Salsa La...

Here's one I've been working on--a 1998 Salsa La Cruz (December 1998, just a couple of months before Ross Shafer officially left). The fork is DB 531; I'm not sure about the body (it wasn't listed in...
01-13-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7,402
Views: 3,389,246
Posted By fvernon

Finished rebuilding my '89 stumpjumper comp--much...

Finished rebuilding my '89 stumpjumper comp--much more fun and nimble than the flats or swept-back bars I'd had on previously. I think this will be a fun forest road explorer and light-duty...
01-13-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8,506
Views: 2,744,324
Posted By fvernon

Because you asked so nicely...pics of the rebuilt...

Because you asked so nicely...pics of the rebuilt '89 stumpjumper comp. generally original save the saddle, stem (Nitto MT-10), drop bars (original, mid-80s WTB dirt drops) with necessary...
01-10-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8,506
Views: 2,744,324
Posted By fvernon

As soon as I get some new rim tape & throw the...

As soon as I get some new rim tape & throw the tires back on, I'll post a pic of it in the wild!
01-09-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7,402
Views: 3,389,246
Posted By fvernon

In the process of rebuilding my '89 Stumpjumper...

In the process of rebuilding my '89 Stumpjumper Comp--I was using the Voodoo Scorcher bars, but lucked across these 80s pre-specialized WTB drops (so the BB1's?) in a junk pile. Also just rebuilt the...
01-09-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8,506
Views: 2,744,324
Posted By fvernon

I'm in the process of rebuilding my '89...

I'm in the process of rebuilding my '89 Stumpjumper Comp--I had on a pair of Voodoo Scorcher bars with the original stem (see pics somewhere earlier in this thread), but it set me too high/too far...
08-03-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8,506
Views: 2,744,324
Posted By fvernon

All the pizzas

All the pizzas
08-03-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 44,878
Posted By fvernon

Picked up this late 80s Terry Prism at a local...

Picked up this late 80s Terry Prism at a local Goodwill for like $37 yesterday--a fun red; gonna build it up as a gravel/touring rig for my daughter
...
08-03-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8,506
Views: 2,744,324
Posted By fvernon

Coming along! ...

Coming along!
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06-09-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8,506
Views: 2,744,324
Posted By fvernon

A couple of weeks ago I stopped into a Goodwill...

A couple of weeks ago I stopped into a Goodwill near my folk's place while I was checking in on them, and this '89 Stumpjumper Comp was on the floor for $49 USD. It was missing saddle & pedals, but...
05-15-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,203
Posted By fvernon

Nishiki American Eagle Semi-Pro: Educate me!

Yesterday I ran across this Nishiki/American Eagle Semi-Pro in an older gent's garage. I'm guessing it's from 1972. Seems like he rode it a few times back in the early 70s and just put it away. I...
02-12-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 51,415
Posted By fvernon

I uncovered this ('86?) Maruishi Record frame...

I uncovered this ('86?) Maruishi Record frame that was under a tarp in a pile of junk in someone's backyard earlier this year, and they let me walk away with it before it went to the dump. Still had...
01-21-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,602
Posted By fvernon

Beautiful! I lucked into a Marinoni earlier this...

Beautiful! I lucked into a Marinoni earlier this year also and am so happy I decided to spend the extra on a repaint. Yours looks great!
10-24-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 50,560
Posted By fvernon

Can't recommend Omar's work highly enough. I did...

Can't recommend Omar's work highly enough. I did the decal work myself--a couple weren't as perfect as I had hoped, but on the whole I think it turned out great. Loving the metallic green! Now for...
09-19-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 278,242
Posted By fvernon

This was my spring project--bought it for next to...

This was my spring project--bought it for next to nothing; the derailleur hanger was bent and the owner couldn't figure out why it wasn't shifting. Came with the original 1980 catalog & spec sheet,...
09-18-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 50,560
Posted By fvernon

Yup, he's still working out of his garage! Looks...

Yup, he's still working out of his garage! Looks like he did a bang-up job with your Atala. Yeah, he's super-reasonable on pricing and does high-quality work; looks like he has a lot of very...
08-28-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,285
Posted By fvernon

I have the 1980 Miyata catalog & price sheet at...

I have the 1980 Miyata catalog & price sheet at home--looks like that's one of the few left out of the archives so far?
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