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07-20-21, 02:45 PM
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Posted By beech333

I'm not an expert, but it looks like 1972-ish.

I'm not an expert, but it looks like 1972-ish.
07-18-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,020
Posted By beech333

My grandfather passed a guitar to my brother like...

My grandfather passed a guitar to my brother like that. A friend sold it for almost nothing before going to WW2, with the agreement he could get it back when he returned. It was sad to think he had...
07-15-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,242
Posted By beech333

For me, it depends on the timeframe. For...

For me, it depends on the timeframe.

For the 1980's and up, I prefer Japanese built.

For 1970's back to the 1950's, I prefer French frames. The derailleurs suck though.

Prior to the...
07-15-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By beech333

I was born anosmic, so I cannot tell if you are...

I was born anosmic, so I cannot tell if you are being sarcastic or serious. :foo: Is the smell necessary for its effectiveness.



I tried 3 new plugs. I bought 4 new sets, so I guess I could...
07-14-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By beech333

Velox bar plugs

Before I get creative, are there any tips for getting the smaller star washer to catch on the larger washer when installing Velox bar plugs? So far, the screw keeps spinning and never tightens. I...
07-09-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,427
Posted By beech333

I thought you were referring to your Cinelli. I...

I thought you were referring to your Cinelli. I was wishing I had known it was for sale.

I had already forgotten that I saw that posted somewhere this morning. ClassicRendezvous, maybe..
06-18-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By beech333

I have a mixte frameset that I was going to build...

I have a mixte frameset that I was going to build for my wife, but she cannot ride now. Your SIL can have that, if you want to get parts together for her. I think it is a white univega of uncertain...
06-16-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 440
Posted By beech333

My girlfriend is now a big fan of CV, yours? ...

My girlfriend is now a big fan of CV, yours?
Mine refuses to ride. We made a deal that she would go riding with me if I would go to some wineries with her. Shortly after that, she had another bout...
06-16-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By beech333

28.6 derailleur clamp?

28.6 derailleur clamp?
06-15-21, 08:09 PM
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Posted By beech333

It is almost like the saddle and handlebar are...

It is almost like the saddle and handlebar are positioned for nothing but climbing hills.
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By beech333

If I were selling, I would part it out. As...

If I were selling, I would part it out.

As someone looking for a fork about that size, I'd pay $100 if it fit my needs. I imagine others might go somewhere near that too, so you could probably...
06-15-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By beech333

online used bike parts stores

Some months ago, I happened across an online store that had a lot of used bike parts. In particular, I recall they maybe had 20+ used bicycle forks. I need a steel canti fork for a roughly 23"...
06-14-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By beech333

Hmm, I was regularly riding part of the prairie...

Hmm, I was regularly riding part of the prairie path about 12 years ago, but have not been back in a while. I will have to look into taking a ride that way in a couple weeks.

How are the trails...
06-10-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By beech333

I might be. It would depend heavily on the...

I might be. It would depend heavily on the temperature. My AC is out and we are waiting an unknown amount of time for parts, so I am trying to only ride during cooler periods of the day, since I...
06-08-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By beech333

I had one of those once. It was a nice bike, but...

I had one of those once. It was a nice bike, but I sold it when I got an Opus. Looking back, I think I liked the Team more than the Opus, which I did not end up keeping.
05-25-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By beech333

Far worse things could have happened. Count your...

Far worse things could have happened. Count your blessings it was not something worse.
05-21-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By beech333

Yep, I remember seeing those hubs listed. I...

Yep, I remember seeing those hubs listed. I don't need this and it is a bit smaller than I prefer. Someone is getting a neat frameset to build up.

I talked myself out of an Atala from the same...
05-21-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By beech333

Hah! I think I remember seeing that on Ebay a...

Hah! I think I remember seeing that on Ebay a month ago. I considered it, but "talked" myself out of it because I already had a Frejus from that time period and same colors. Neat bike/frame though!
05-18-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,421
Posted By beech333

I have a lugged Panasonic with that paint scheme....

I have a lugged Panasonic with that paint scheme. I wonder if Panasonic was building frames for Performance at one point?
05-08-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,258
Posted By beech333

If it were mine, and I did not already have a...

If it were mine, and I did not already have a synchro 8-speed bike, that is what I would probably go with. I find it works well on my Gios, I wonder if all the trouble was on the 6/7 speed variants.
05-06-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By beech333

Wow! I've wanted a Kvale for a little while. I...

Wow! I've wanted a Kvale for a little while. I wish this was a little bit smaller.
05-03-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,213
Posted By beech333

I enjoy riding in the rain. I'm not a fan of...

I enjoy riding in the rain. I'm not a fan of strong headwinds/gusts though. If it starts getting above 20mph, I'm unlikely to ride.
04-28-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,553
Posted By beech333

I had a frame that was NOS, but it is not NOS any...

I had a frame that was NOS, but it is not NOS any more. :D

https://classicfuji.posthaven.com/1988-fuji-design-series
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04-26-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,191
Posted By beech333

No worries. They were new to me once too. ...

No worries. They were new to me once too.

1" threaded is the old standard. Imagine just about every bike from maybe 1985 back to 1920's(there was no real cutoff date, as they all overlap a...
04-23-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,271
Posted By beech333

I fail to see your point. I have an orange one...

I fail to see your point. I have an orange one too, but I still briefly considered this one, though it is a little bit nicer condition than mine.

If this had no derailleur hanger, I might have...
04-21-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,191
Posted By beech333

Mine is 1". It was 1" threadless(with a spacer...

Mine is 1". It was 1" threadless(with a spacer to get 1 1/8 for the stem. It is now 1" and threaded.
04-20-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,191
Posted By beech333

I think that is pretty close in age to mine. I...

I think that is pretty close in age to mine. I bet it is a 1" steerer.
04-20-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,393
Posted By beech333

If you want threadless, I would go with buying...

If you want threadless, I would go with buying something from Soma.
04-20-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,191
Posted By beech333

Appalachian and Blue Ridge are the same...

Appalachian and Blue Ridge are the same framesets, marketed to two different customers. The Blue Ridge was sold with 700x28 tires, while the Appalachian was sold with wider tires. They are nice...
04-20-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,393
Posted By beech333

I think the buyer could specify threaded vs...

I think the buyer could specify threaded vs threadless, but I am not certain of that. Mine came threadless, but I saw one for sale recently that appeared to be the same year and it was threaded,...
04-20-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,393
Posted By beech333

I think it was marketed as a cyclocross bike, but...

I think it was marketed as a cyclocross bike, but it is the same frame as the Blue Ridge(touring). I suspect it does neither well.

That said, I like it. Iíve got a 58, but looking for the next...
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By beech333

Looks like a replacement fork, as this does not...

Looks like a replacement fork, as this does not look like either of the Finest forks for that era.

Since the paint is stripped, I think you would get more for the stem and derailleurs than you...
03-23-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By beech333

I don't understand. the last post is from...

I don't understand. the last post is from 3/23/21 at 11:26 and says it is still available. The original post says sold and was edited at 11:38. Did it sell in the 12 minutes in between those?
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03-12-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,485
Posted By beech333

I imagine you can find some on Ebay. Maybe...

I imagine you can find some on Ebay.

Maybe Francophile. I think I saw a post that he had a ton of them, but not sure what sizes.

There is also BikeSmithDesign. I think he was selling them a few...
03-02-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,622
Posted By beech333

That depends. How long until you think you are...

That depends. How long until you think you are planning to sell it?

I tried an English build a couple years ago for my Hetchins. I think I am going to be rebuilding that soon, using period...
03-02-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 62,995
Views: 9,601,513
Posted By beech333

No affiliation with this seller, but this looks...

No affiliation with this seller, but this looks like fun and is too small for me: ...
03-02-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,430
Posted By beech333

Nice loophole...not a "new" bike. I have to say...

Nice loophole...not a "new" bike. I have to say that I initially did not like some of the 70's colors, like this gold, but they have grown on me.

I picked one of these up a few years as an...
02-22-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,485
Posted By beech333

I forgot to mention that the OP frame is not what...

I forgot to mention that the OP frame is not what I would consider ďheavy patinaĒ. That frame looks great as-is. Please donít ever repaint it.
02-22-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,485
Posted By beech333

Nice buy! I was tempted by that many times, but...

Nice buy! I was tempted by that many times, but held off because I have a 60's Frejus in the basement and I am leaning towards older bikes now. (Be careful, the slope is slippery.)

Apparently,...
02-20-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,228
Posted By beech333

I have won several Ebay.FR auctions and received...

I have won several Ebay.FR auctions and received several requests to pay via another service, due to sellers complaining about fees. In my cases, I really wanted the items I won, so I offered to...
02-03-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 979
Posted By beech333

I would like to go again, but this is not the...

I would like to go again, but this is not the year for it. Maybe next year.

I went a couple years ago and loved it. I recommend not bothering to keep up with your friends, as it is hard when...
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By beech333

Those are old derailleurs. Back when this was...

Those are old derailleurs. Back when this was made, you did not have cables. You had to lean back and shift.

I am not good with estimates, but I would guess $1000-2000.
01-19-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By beech333

Any spare 700c canti-forks? I'm looking for...

Any spare 700c canti-forks? I'm looking for something for a 5"/130mm head tube.
01-14-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By beech333

Iím glad it arrived. it was a sad story that you...

Iím glad it arrived. it was a sad story that you tried to do something to help another BF member, but it went awry by no fault of your own.
01-13-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By beech333

Maybe none of my business, but I am curious since...

Maybe none of my business, but I am curious since you posted about it a while back. Wasn't it a stem that you tried shipping him? Did it ever surface?
01-09-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By beech333

I picked up one of these in a slightly larger...

I picked up one of these in a slightly larger size recently. I've enjoyed gathering parts, with most of them coming from my parts bin. It is odd to see two for sale within just a couple months...
01-04-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 62,995
Views: 9,601,513
Posted By beech333

I've been casually watching for one of these in a...

I've been casually watching for one of these in a roughly 23" and red/black colors for my brother-in-law. It was his childhood bike and he wants one, but had a rough year.
10-04-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,899
Posted By beech333

Sixty_fiver did not have one of these. It was...

Sixty_fiver did not have one of these. It was about the same age, but I think his had cantilevers.

I do have one of these and I cannot differentiate anything between mine and yours, other than...
08-16-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,176
Posted By beech333

i thought they were riveted to spread the load,...

i thought they were riveted to spread the load, so you donít damage the freehub body when using a 30t, for example. I would not imagine you would be as likely to notch the body with something like a...
08-07-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,680
Posted By beech333

I got pulled over a few years ago because my bike...

I got pulled over a few years ago because my bike on a Saris rack obscured my license plate. If that is illegal, how do these rack manufacturers get away with selling something if it is ultimately...
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