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07-20-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By madpogue

Given the paint quality, seat tube panel and...

Given the paint quality, seat tube panel and frame material labels, the OP's frame could be one that was repainted by Trek in the early '80s. The rear brake cable guide braze-ons are also of...
07-20-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By madpogue

Check the serial number on the fork. Some...

Check the serial number on the fork. Some RockShox Judy and Jett models from around 2000 and 2001 were recalled. See...
07-17-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By madpogue

The large/large and small/small combos are...

The large/large and small/small combos are probably very close to some other combinations, if you do the math, you can figure out which alternate gear combo to select to avoid cross-chaining.
07-17-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By madpogue

Aren't there generic stainless steel brackets...

Aren't there generic stainless steel brackets with a simple L-bend at the end, typically used to mount rear racks to the brake mount?
07-17-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By madpogue

Eek, between this and the Fat Chance in that...

Eek, between this and the Fat Chance in that other thread, today's not a good day for MTB chainstay discoveries.
07-17-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,337
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ A young-ish Jonathan Pryce (it was just 2...

^^^^ A young-ish Jonathan Pryce (it was just 2 years before Brazil). Also with Jason Robards Jr and Diane Ladd.
07-17-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By madpogue

The OP mentions mid-'80s; aero brake levers are...

The OP mentions mid-'80s; aero brake levers are perfectly period-correct. They were standard on my '86 Ironman.
07-17-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By madpogue

The convenient shifters you speak of are called...

The convenient shifters you speak of are called integrated shifters, or brifters. They are, by definition, indexed, and to my knowledge, there are no brifters that would calibrate to the spacing of...
07-16-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 64,029
Views: 9,878,956
Posted By madpogue

Close. It's Georgena.

Close. It's Georgena.
07-16-21, 10:59 PM
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Views: 2,295,035
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Whatever you do with the finish on that Fat...

^^^^^ Whatever you do with the finish on that Fat Chance, you gotta either keep or replace that snake flag decal.
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By madpogue

It's worth $100, just based on the condition. But...

It's worth $100, just based on the condition. But to my eye, the earlier 3T GTs, and your HardRock, have more C&V soul. I would not strip the HardRock; those components would look out-of-place (and...
07-16-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,111
Posted By madpogue

Have you tried cranking up the force/pressure,...

Have you tried cranking up the force/pressure, then just leaving it that way for a while? I've found that screw-type tie rod separator tools often work when the pressure can be sustained over time....
07-16-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ +1; Cam release is useful when a wheel goes...

^^^^^ +1; Cam release is useful when a wheel goes out of true mid-ride, for example, after hitting a pothole.
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By madpogue

That's a tougher nut to crack. Depends on the...

That's a tougher nut to crack. Depends on the market in your area, and how sophisticated C&V buyers are there. If the mismatched derailleurs affect the marketability, replacing them, along with the...
07-16-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By madpogue

Toledo? For the chalking / white spots, I...

Toledo?

For the chalking / white spots, I nominate "Dover".
Replies: 19
Views: 833
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Parts-bin build. Wacky-World bonus points...

^^^^^ Parts-bin build. Wacky-World bonus points if the seller actually posted photos spattered with all those cell-phone icons, and half of them not rotated properly.
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By madpogue

Unfortunate that it's too small; even with the...

Unfortunate that it's too small; even with the mismatched mechs, it's a sweet deal. That saddle appears in great shape.

That's the remnant of a sticker, perhaps a parking permit or registration,...
07-15-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By madpogue

Definitely a Univega, and.... Dodge Dart?

Definitely a Univega, and.... Dodge Dart?
07-15-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,563
Posted By madpogue

Blackburn low-riders would be a perfect match for...

Blackburn low-riders would be a perfect match for those mid-fork mounting holes. If I recall, back then, Jim Blackburn collaborated with Trek to ensure their rack mount spacing matched his racks.
07-15-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By madpogue

"Climber"?

"Climber"?
07-15-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,563
Posted By madpogue

That's definitely half-step plus granny gearing.

That's definitely half-step plus granny gearing.
07-15-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20,537
Views: 3,587,894
Posted By madpogue

Not much of a "flipper" if he doesn't know how to...

Not much of a "flipper" if he doesn't know how to flip a photo....
07-15-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20,537
Views: 3,587,894
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ J key on his keyboard doesn't work? (shrug)...

^^^^^ J key on his keyboard doesn't work? (shrug)

At least you know the seatpost isn't stuck.
07-13-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By madpogue

Hmm, just spitballin', but what if you swapped...

Hmm, just spitballin', but what if you swapped those dropouts left to right, but mounted them outboard? Might that possibly just get you to 130?

Or maybe, since that frame was built into so many...
07-13-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,475
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ I think it's cross-border. I purchased...

^^^^^^ I think it's cross-border. I purchased something from the UK recently. Went from its source in the UK to London, then to Chicago, then into a void for several weeks, then to Los Angeles, then...
07-13-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,066
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Back in 2015, quite possibly.....

^^^^^^ Back in 2015, quite possibly.....
07-13-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By madpogue

If the bearings/races are the same size, you...

If the bearings/races are the same size, you could possibly use all the bits from the 105 hub.
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By madpogue

'85 410 didn't have internal RD cable routing....

'85 410 didn't have internal RD cable routing. Hard to find a bike with that geometry, color, lettering and frame design. But whatever it is/was, looks like most of the components have been swapped....
07-12-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,226
Posted By madpogue

Or a BSA.

Or a BSA.
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By madpogue

What does the sticker near the top of the seat...

What does the sticker near the top of the seat tube say?
07-12-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By madpogue

Even on classic bikes with black, white, gold,...

Even on classic bikes with black, white, gold, etc. components? ;)
07-12-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 64,029
Views: 9,878,956
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Rust close-ups are a game-changer for that...

^^^^^^ Rust close-ups are a game-changer for that Fuji (I never go to bookface, so I could only go by the photos posted here).
07-12-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 64,029
Views: 9,878,956
Posted By madpogue

Looks like a Roman II after Touring Series: ...

Looks like a Roman II after Touring Series:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/348x198/f1_e103b59e1fb0d29c5a3004ffa23f7d5d746dfcca.jpg
And the FUJI is in outline on the...
07-11-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 64,029
Views: 9,878,956
Posted By madpogue

If you blow up the first photo it says Fuji...

If you blow up the first photo it says Fuji Touring Series pretty clearly.
07-11-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 268,245
Posted By madpogue

You should compare serial numbers.

You should compare serial numbers.
07-10-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 64,029
Views: 9,878,956
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Hmmm, 3 of the 5 bikes above are candidates...

^^^^ Hmmm, 3 of the 5 bikes above are candidates for the July / multi-color thread. Coincidence? Or......
07-10-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By madpogue

Well, the Last Page link worked before the 4th....

Well, the Last Page link worked before the 4th. The same thing happens with the "First Unread" link. It happens on multiple browsers, multiple machines; that doesn't rule out caching, but it puts it...
07-10-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By madpogue

One apparent bug remains. Here's how to replicate...

One apparent bug remains. Here's how to replicate it:
* Set your posts-per-page count to 30
* Navigate to Classic & Vintage, find the Wacky World thread, then navigate to the "Last Page" link for...
07-09-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,104
Posted By madpogue

Looks like you put the lock ring back on after...

Looks like you put the lock ring back on after removing the freewheel in this shot. I would think if you left it off, you'd have plenty of room for a cone wrench.

Edit -- looks like the one...
07-09-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 64,029
Views: 9,878,956
Posted By madpogue

A fork you don't see every day. ...

A fork you don't see every day.

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d/madison-univega-alpina-s65-mountain-bike/7348064375.htmlUnivega Alpina S6.5 Mountain Bike - $150...
07-09-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,909
Posted By madpogue

Photo assist: ...

Photo assist:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/80-gt_continuum_650b_and_700d_f5fa3e96a916202fdfc6edd5c77a4da2ba90584b.jpg
07-09-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,104
Posted By madpogue

So I probably missed it somewhere earlier in this...

So I probably missed it somewhere earlier in this (or some other helicomaticentric) thread, but how does one distinguish the destructo version from the... not-so-destructo?
07-08-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,909
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^^ Spy-gle not needed; start here --...

^^^^^^^ Spy-gle not needed; start here -- https://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.html
07-08-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,512
Posted By madpogue

Even that says maybe. Aren't there remote viewers...

Even that says maybe. Aren't there remote viewers who see a post-apocalyptic future of giant cockroaches eating Hostess Twinkies and riding '60s and '70s Chicago Schwinns?
07-08-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,303
Posted By madpogue

Are you actually seeing the brake levers...

Are you actually seeing the brake levers deflect/bend when you squeeze them? I concur with the comments above, that better cables and pads can make a big difference. Is the Kool-stop brand of pad...
07-07-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,104
Posted By madpogue

Mad Honk what rim is on that wheel from the...

Mad Honk what rim is on that wheel from the co-op?
07-07-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 64,029
Views: 9,878,956
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ 48-spoke front and 40-spoke rear, not...

^^^^^^ 48-spoke front and 40-spoke rear, not mentioned in the ad text.
07-06-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 64,029
Views: 9,878,956
Posted By madpogue

Off-road is fine. Just don't take it off planet.

Off-road is fine. Just don't take it off planet.
07-06-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 20,537
Views: 3,587,894
Posted By madpogue

Is that a Giant Teton?

Is that a Giant Teton?
07-05-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 132,851
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^^ The fit/finish of that pointy front end...

^^^^^^^ The fit/finish of that pointy front end was never that good.

I should dig out some of my old Kodachrome slides from Ireland and see about converting them.
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