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01-18-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By balindamood

I have one on the stand right now. I get home at...

I have one on the stand right now. I get home at the end of the week and let me know specifically what you want measured.
01-13-23, 01:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,456
Posted By balindamood

I prefer riding tubulars. I prefer...

I prefer riding tubulars.

I prefer maintaining clinchers.

I have tubulars on my racey and CX bikes. Everything else is clinchers.
01-10-23, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By balindamood

They are going to keep my swiss bottom bracket...

They are going to keep my swiss bottom bracket taps company in the back of a drawer.
01-07-23, 01:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,992
Posted By balindamood

Box-section rims can take more tension than...

Box-section rims can take more tension than non-box sections.
Eyelets will take more tension than non-eyelets (unless you use spoke washers).

One thing you could do is find a wheel with the same...
01-03-23, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By balindamood

It is evidently horrid enough that Suntour...

It is evidently horrid enough that Suntour attempted to destroy all evidence of its existence. One always sneaks through, though.
01-03-23, 12:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By balindamood

Well, here is #16. Been hanging there since 2010...

Well, here is #16. Been hanging there since 2010 as I collect the parts. The parts that were on it were claimed to be original by the the original owner from which I bought it (mix of Campy,...
01-01-23, 10:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,282
Posted By balindamood

While I would take it out for a short jaunt, if...

While I would take it out for a short jaunt, if you want to keep those original components good for the long haul, I always tear them down before hard use because what you do not know might bite you...
01-01-23, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,434
Posted By balindamood

Unless it has part on it you want, and they are...

Unless it has part on it you want, and they are worth more than $150, forget it.
07-06-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,591
Posted By balindamood

I presume that somebody, somewhere, in the last...

I presume that somebody, somewhere, in the last 30 years has attempted to put a Shimano freehub body on a Suntour hub. I am guessing it did not work.
06-25-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By balindamood

Okay. After digging about, I have only one other...

Okay. After digging about, I have only one other super plate; also with a steel upper jockey wheel and a 1985 (september) date code.
06-25-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By balindamood

Thank God that is not my size.

Thank God that is not my size.
06-25-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By balindamood

This derailure has a Jan '85 date code. The only...

This derailure has a Jan '85 date code. The only other deerhead bike i have down right now is not a super plate. I will have to climb up in the barn and look at the '83 and '85 Montare and the '85...
06-23-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By balindamood

I commuted on tubulars for years. Did not turn...

I commuted on tubulars for years. Did not turn out to be a problem (for me, anyway).
06-23-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By balindamood

The Unjustly Maligned Shimano M-700SP RD

I have read several accounts here and elsewhere equating the Shimano Deore 'Deerhead" Super Plate (M-700SP) derailleurs to Suntour Mountech of the same vintage; and in doing so, implying they should...
06-22-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,160
Posted By balindamood

we have one. I will tale a picture next time I...

we have one. I will tale a picture next time I am there. The best part is most of the people there have no sense of value for anything made before 1996.
06-20-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By balindamood

You might be the only person in history to...

You might be the only person in history to "mistakenly" get a Swiss-threaded bottom bracket. One of the 17 people on the planet with Swiss-threaded frames may hunt you down.
06-12-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15,382
Views: 4,023,084
Posted By balindamood

56 cm mid-80's Guerciotti as found at Goodwill...

56 cm mid-80's Guerciotti as found at Goodwill for half price! No serial number that i can find. Paint on top tube is shot plus rust. Still has original Cinelli stem and bars, Campy headset and BB,...
04-26-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 15,400
Posted By balindamood

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Blowing the dust of a 1975 Romic.
01-14-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,537
Posted By balindamood

Rhodes Car.

Rhodes Car.
12-05-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By balindamood

I can confirm it is 1983-1985, pre-1986 rainbow...

I can confirm it is 1983-1985, pre-1986 rainbow stickers. Mid-level model of some sort.
11-25-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,114
Posted By balindamood

Kid bikes, in order: 1978 Peugeot mixture 10...

Kid bikes, in order:

1978 Peugeot mixture 10 speed (26 year old)
1986 Faggin ( 24 year old)
​1984 Univega Alpina pro (15 )
1989 MB-2 (13)
1986 Novara Pica (9)
1985 Stumpjumper 24-inch wheels...
11-22-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,510
Posted By balindamood

Have you seen the late 1980's Schwinn catalogs?

Have you seen the late 1980's Schwinn catalogs?
11-18-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,051
Posted By balindamood

Foam bar tape.

Foam bar tape.
11-09-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 26,169
Posted By balindamood

1997 Swiss cross. I will ride this off-road...

1997 Swiss cross. I will ride this off-road before any of my mountain bikes. Just magical....
11-08-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,880
Posted By balindamood

1986 3Rensho SRA: ...

1986 3Rensho SRA:

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11-08-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,880
Posted By balindamood

1975 Romic ...

1975 Romic

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11-08-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 178,101
Posted By balindamood

Unless you have a 1986, then I think your last...

Unless you have a 1986, then I think your last digit should be a 5. The first three digits were the day of the year (numbered sequentially), the last digit is the year (5=1985). I did an initial...
11-07-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 178,101
Posted By balindamood

This showed up on CL about 3 weeks ago. 1985. Sat...

This showed up on CL about 3 weeks ago. 1985. Sat in the back of a garage for 20 years. Non original parts are limited to the bottom bracket, brake pads, and rear tire. The seatpost is a Suntour XC...
12-06-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,464
Posted By balindamood

Yeah...kinda neat. Nice score.

Yeah...kinda neat.

Nice score.
12-05-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,831
Posted By balindamood

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Not sure if it is old enough; 1997 SwissCross, mostly orginal.
11-21-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 38,495
Posted By balindamood

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Put new tape on the '97 SwissCross. The original gravel grinder.
09-25-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,408
Posted By balindamood

I like them. A lot.

I like them.

A lot.
07-28-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,854
Posted By balindamood

Dating a Ritchey Swiss Cross

I know this is a borderline C&V question. I nice Ritchey Swiss Cross followed me home today. I know these were built from the early 1990's into the 2000's. The steel frame and fork would suggest an...
07-25-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,942
Posted By balindamood

Seems like a solid plan.

Seems like a solid plan.
07-21-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,946
Posted By balindamood

Best type of crack, actually. If it had...

Best type of crack, actually. If it had completely broken while riding, the steerer tube would have prevented a complete collapse. In fact, the steerer tube is probably why it is not in two pieces...
09-13-16, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,473
Posted By balindamood

MB-1 Wannabe

So I found this today. 1987, pretty much original. I thought some of you might find it interesting.
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01-08-14, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,259
Posted By balindamood

My recollection is that a BSC left cup will...

My recollection is that a BSC left cup will thread in a French BB, but will be loose. If some sort of idiot who put a BSC cups in a French BB, but was actually a Sevant and used to BSC left cups as...
07-04-12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,042
Posted By balindamood

FWIW, I have (or in some cases, have had) an...

FWIW, I have (or in some cases, have had) an '84/85 Lotus Odyssey, an '84 Expedition, an '85 Portage, and a '89 Miyata 1000LT. I prefer the Lotus.

The Miyata is nice as it has indexed shifting,...
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