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06-16-24, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 181
Posted By noobinsf

My kids are spending a few weeks with their...

My kids are spending a few weeks with their grandparents in Illinois and Wisconsin, so I was out today. This was my first ride in almost a year and a half, ever since we moved. I’m seriously out of...
12-11-23, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, this is a steal if it's your size. I have...

Wow, this is a steal if it's your size. I have one of these in the 56cm size, and it's fantastic.
06-19-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 982
Posted By noobinsf

Carbon bikes are Rush and your bike is The...

Carbon bikes are Rush and your bike is The Ramones.

Gorgeous place, gorgeous pics.
05-22-23, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,360
Posted By noobinsf

This thread has some links that will probably...

This thread has some links that will probably lead you to the right catalog. It looks like an early 90's bike, and it looks like a 1992 catalog is available in that thread....
03-14-23, 12:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,343
Posted By noobinsf

Maybe I'm wrong, but it looks like you have those...

Maybe I'm wrong, but it looks like you have those quirky b-type Shimano shifter bosses. If you keep it and decide not to use downtube shifters, here is some advice (not mine) on converting cable...
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By noobinsf

Is it really a Fuji? The font on the downtube and...

Is it really a Fuji? The font on the downtube and seat tube decals look wrong, and the seat tube lettering is usually oriented vertically with this branding. Also, is that a Shogun logo on the seat...
02-28-23, 11:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,899
Posted By noobinsf

You know which forum you're in, right? Your...

You know which forum you're in, right? Your question could be the name for this forum.
02-26-23, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By noobinsf

I’m running a 26.4mm…

I’m running a 26.4mm…
02-26-23, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By noobinsf

Isn’t this a Nervex no. 7 on my 1972? It looks...

Isn’t this a Nervex no. 7 on my 1972? It looks like it could also be a Wagner dp+, but I am not an expert by any means.

...
02-25-23, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By noobinsf

One of the key remaining pieces of that...

One of the key remaining pieces of that disappearing Reynolds decal on my 72 has the number “3” to indicate the main triangle only.
02-24-23, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By noobinsf

Without the tab at the front of the pad holder to...

Without the tab at the front of the pad holder to stop it, the pad will slide right out of the holder when the brakes are squeezed. Whoosh.
02-23-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,132
Posted By noobinsf

I like brass bristle brushes as a first pass. I...

I like brass bristle brushes as a first pass. I got a handful of cheapos from Home Depot. Or was it ebay? I don't remember at this point, but they're easy to find.
02-23-23, 01:20 AM
Replies: 21,930
Views: 3,239,561
Posted By noobinsf

Beautiful... I spent a lot of time out at Avila...

Beautiful... I spent a lot of time out at Avila back in college.
02-20-23, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21,930
Views: 3,239,561
Posted By noobinsf

Out by the Berkeley waterfront today. I love the...

Out by the Berkeley waterfront today. I love the diffuse late afternoon sun. As I was up by the horse track, someone on a fancy new Canyon carbon bike turned and said “Love your setup!” Very...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By noobinsf

I don’t have an opinion on value, but the pic of...

I don’t have an opinion on value, but the pic of the brake gives me pause. Those straddle cable ends look like they’ll pop out at the first panic stop, and you should probably replace them. Typical...
02-17-23, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,230
Posted By noobinsf

Thanks, yes, it was one of the main factors in...

Thanks, yes, it was one of the main factors in making me jump at the frame!
02-15-23, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8,868
Views: 1,170,179
Posted By noobinsf

I really like the IRD triple mounted on my...

I really like the IRD triple mounted on my Mercian, so when I saw this barely used compact double for a reasonable price, I jumped. Ok, going to pause the buying behavior starting now…

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02-14-23, 01:01 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 80,729
Posted By noobinsf

Recently roadworthy… ...

Recently roadworthy…

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02-13-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,757
Posted By noobinsf

When I obtained my Limited, I reached out to a...

When I obtained my Limited, I reached out to a couple of folks to see if I could find out who built it based on the serial number -- at that point, Bruce Gordon had already passed. Ed Litton said he...
02-11-23, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,230
Posted By noobinsf

This bike took a back seat for a while because...

This bike took a back seat for a while because the 21.13mm threadless stem adapter I found just didn’t cut it — I could not get the quill nor the stem cinched enough to stop them from rotating at the...
02-10-23, 07:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,823
Posted By noobinsf

Behind the saddle is another non-frame mounting...

Behind the saddle is another non-frame mounting spot, either with a saddle bag or a bottle cage by itself. Many options out there depending on how much room you have to work with (e.g. seat post...
Forum: Touring
02-10-23, 02:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,188
Posted By noobinsf

I really appreciate everyone's input on these...

I really appreciate everyone's input on these potential tours. David Letterman said, "If you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first," and unfortunately, it looks...
02-08-23, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By noobinsf

Maybe an enterprising soul on this site could...

Maybe an enterprising soul on this site could start archiving, as was recently done for the vintage Trek site when its fate and ownership was uncertain. It's well beyond my expertise, but it seems...
02-08-23, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,062
Posted By noobinsf

13-28 is actually pretty desirable. I may be...

13-28 is actually pretty desirable. I may be interested, in fact. I know folks also take a file to a modern hyperglide cassette to use the UG hubs, so it's not necessarily a dead end to have to keep...
02-07-23, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By noobinsf

Stone's Cyclery in Alameda is another...

Stone's Cyclery in Alameda is another vintage-friendly shop with good service.
02-06-23, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By noobinsf

I'm afraid I have no idea -- it's been years...

I'm afraid I have no idea -- it's been years since I lived in SF proper, and the only open shops I know (knew) of are in the Mission district, like the Bike Kitchen and Box Dog Bikes. There are other...
02-06-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By noobinsf

Take it to Waterside Workshops in Berkeley and...

Take it to Waterside Workshops in Berkeley and use their open shop to do it yourself. They have all the tools you need, and they have roving staff who help you out. It's a fantastic resource. Just be...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,747
Posted By noobinsf

Looks like it's fresh from the catalog shoot....

Looks like it's fresh from the catalog shoot. Nice score!
02-06-23, 01:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,382
Posted By noobinsf

This is a family forum, thank you. ...

This is a family forum, thank you.


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02-05-23, 12:00 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,605,186
Posted By noobinsf

$80 for 753, but it’s a bonded frame. I was in...

$80 for 753, but it’s a bonded frame. I was in touch with the seller but am going to pass. Should be a good deal for someone, especially with the Dura Ace bits. No apparent problems, just not...
02-03-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8,868
Views: 1,170,179
Posted By noobinsf

My latest score from member Catnap. The GB stem...

My latest score from member Catnap. The GB stem is my favorite item here, I think.

My buying behavior lately could be described as a “spree” because of so many good items for sale recently, but I...
01-30-23, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By noobinsf

Looks like a 1988 112 -- see page 10, right side:...

Looks like a 1988 112 -- see page 10, right side: https://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%20PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%2088.pdf
01-27-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,549
Posted By noobinsf

Bravo!

Bravo!
01-26-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,791
Posted By noobinsf

I propose "Colnogo".

I propose "Colnogo".
01-24-23, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,204
Posted By noobinsf

These parts and that bike are incredible. It's...

These parts and that bike are incredible. It's well beyond my means, but I trust that they will end up in a good home. It's also news to me that member pcb passed away -- I always enjoyed his...
01-21-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By noobinsf

Your question made me curious, and I found this...

Your question made me curious, and I found this article. Apparently, since tubular tires are not vulcanized, they actually do continue to benefit from aging a few months.
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01-20-23, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,948
Posted By noobinsf

I was rooting for this bike to sell -- it's too...

I was rooting for this bike to sell -- it's too big for me, but I have come to really like early-70's Japanese bikes. Smoking deal.
01-19-23, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8,868
Views: 1,170,179
Posted By noobinsf

Phil Wood 100/120 hubset from VRJAKE. Thank you! ...

Phil Wood 100/120 hubset from VRJAKE. Thank you!


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01-18-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21,930
Views: 3,239,561
Posted By noobinsf

"When you come to a wrench in the road, take...

"When you come to a wrench in the road, take it."
01-14-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By noobinsf

Pm coming!

Pm coming!
01-13-23, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,790
Posted By noobinsf

If you really want to preserve the bike, a...

If you really want to preserve the bike, a repaint is probably necessary. I redid a frame that arrived in similar condition, and I documented the bare frame very well in this thread...
01-12-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By noobinsf

It's a really interesting design, and I have one...

It's a really interesting design, and I have one of their seat posts, which is really light. I think for now I need to pass, as I'm pinching pennies after a recent move. Thanks for the pics, and GLWS!
01-10-23, 12:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,974
Posted By noobinsf

So is your chainline inboard a little bit...

So is your chainline inboard a little bit compared to what is considered normal? Curious for the details since your gearing experiments are consistently interesting and mirror what I need in the...
01-09-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By noobinsf

You may see junk, but a lot of us see an...

You may see junk, but a lot of us see an afternoon of disassembly/cleaning and a bunch of useful spare parts. Thanks for passing them along!
01-01-23, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,656
Posted By noobinsf

Maybe offer $100 and fix the dent, then reassess....

Maybe offer $100 and fix the dent, then reassess. If you only invest time (assuming you have frame blocks or access), then that’s a nice frame to sell or trade. You’d give it a better chance of...
12-31-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,548
Posted By noobinsf

Approved! Proceed!

Approved! Proceed!
12-28-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,663
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, that's a fantastic paint job. Color, detail,...

Wow, that's a fantastic paint job. Color, detail, masking, everything. Beautiful! Do you know how the painter masked the lugs? Just careful tape, or one of those liquid barriers (like "liquid glove")?
12-27-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 971
Posted By noobinsf

Are “Strong” seat posts good quality?

I saw one of these for sale and am considering it because it’s in a diameter I need, but I wonder if anyone here has an opinion or experience with it. Picture credit to Velobase, thanks in advance!
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12-24-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,512
Posted By noobinsf

Some of my berries don’t give a fig. The others...

Some of my berries don’t give a fig. The others are totally nuts.

I’ll find my way out.
12-24-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,509
Posted By noobinsf

I can’t read the title of this thread without...

I can’t read the title of this thread without hearing it in a Russian accent.

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