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12-10-23, 08:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,464
Posted By montclairbobbyb

The odd angle doesn't bother me... These are just...

The odd angle doesn't bother me... These are just cheap Ergon knockoffs, and they're otherwise pretty comfortable. I hang out on the bar ends very infrequently, and always keep my hands loosely.on...
12-04-23, 06:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,572
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Ahah....

Thanks for that golden tidbit (no pun intended)... I've long been scratching my head to understand the rationale for this, but now it makes perfect sense... That said, I too swapped out my middle...
12-03-23, 08:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,464
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Rode.my Expedition with drops for a few years ..

... but then swapped in a Jones Loop Bar, and I couldn't be happier. It gave me the opportunity to install a vintage MTB cockpit, which instills greater confidence in all kinds of riding and...
12-03-23, 01:57 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 67,868
Posted By montclairbobbyb

60cm XOXO for sale

FYI, the XOXO that I once owned (and donated) is for sale on the floor at Second Life Bikes in Asbury Park, NJ. It's one of the original first generation Reynolds 631 frames (have to chuckle, I guess...
Forum: Touring
10-22-23, 07:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,604
Posted By montclairbobbyb

I must be getting old...

And maybe just a bit WISER??? I no longer wish to be on the road with cars... and I'll go out of my way to find routes that minimize.or.eliminate.altogether any potential car "danger". The kind of...
09-25-23, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Jones Bar?

Have you looked at the Jones H Bar (SG riser version)? It's avail in 2 widths, and has (IMO) the right amount of sweep and rise. It would require different brake/shifter combo, (but well worth it, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-23, 03:56 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 155,642
Posted By montclairbobbyb

My (new2me) LeMond Alpe d'huez

I've long lusted after a steel Zurich (or any Reynolds 853 LeMond in my size), so when this 2002 Alpe d'huez showed up on Craigslist, I couldn't resist. A quick test ride and I was instantly hooked....
06-18-23, 07:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,229
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Spoiler alert...

For those who follow this forum, but who actually DIDN'T have a clue that Jonas won the TdF in 2022, yet who are watching the documentary as if to learn there was a TdF in 2022 (I can't believe such...
06-11-23, 08:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,229
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Self-proclaimed retro-grouch here....and I...

Self-proclaimed retro-grouch here....and I absolutely.love watching the TdF. The coverage is second to none for a sporting event, in my opinion. My wife and I watched nearly every stage of last...
Forum: For Sale
06-05-23, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 700
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Brooks Embossed Lady's B18 Model Saddle

9/26 Bump. Gorgeous, new, never installed embossed Brooks B18 Lady's saddle for sale. These are extremely difficult to find and no longer available from Brooks.
This was intended for a classic...
06-05-23, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Rm-20/25

These are my favorite of the older MTB rims, and I especially like the hard anodized versions. They're double walled and sturdy. I've built up several sets over the years and have consistently been...
Forum: For Sale
05-16-23, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,252
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Rivendell Clementine Frameset (59cm)

SOLD. For sale is a first generation Rivendell Clementine that is still sitting in the box. I ordered this directly from Rivendell with the "intention" of building it up. It has been opened and...
06-28-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 178,012
Posted By montclairbobbyb

85 Cimarron

Just converted to drop bars... Fun ride! AND BTW it's For Sale! - see Marketplace
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06-13-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,266
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Sunrace Sturmeys

I too am impressed with the breadth of their offerings, particularly their variety of drum hubs... As for the (Sunrace) SA 8-speed IG hubs, I'm much less impressed, and have had internal failures on...
05-22-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,885
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Double-boiler on the stove is safe ... Done it...

Double-boiler on the stove is safe ... Done it many times
01-02-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,841
Posted By montclairbobbyb

THAT is BADASS!!! 👍👍👍👯👯

THAT is BADASS!!! 👍👍👍👯👯
01-02-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,841
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Looks like a C.H.U.N.K. 666 creation😆... I LOVE...

Looks like a C.H.U.N.K. 666 creation😆... I LOVE IT!!!
01-02-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,914
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Purge baby!!

Sold a few nice ones, but the REAL purge came from donating my collection of some 20 vintage 70s & 80s touring and mountain bikes. What a feeling.
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12-26-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,335
Posted By montclairbobbyb

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Doesn't take much to create a badass Roadhopper
11-28-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,376
Posted By montclairbobbyb

I've restored a.pair of (single speed) Gazelle...

I've restored a.pair of (single speed) Gazelle Sport Luxe models somewhat similar to yours. I think Gazelles are well-built, quality bikes and worth the effort to restore (or at least revive). Mine...
Forum: For Sale
08-01-21, 08:19 PM
05-30-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,431
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Need close-ups of the RUDGE!!!

Need close-ups of the RUDGE!!!
05-29-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,807
Posted By montclairbobbyb

D e f e n s e

Sorry, after reading some of these posts I need to speak my mind: The key to staying alive and safe is playing the avoidance game, and NEVER letting down your defense, including things like:
- Rule...
05-16-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,976
Posted By montclairbobbyb

I REALLY did it...

I realize I've been talking about selling off most of my bike collection for awhile (on this and other forums), when suddenly I came to a moment of clarity... and I actually DONATED (yes, gave away)...
04-25-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,998
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Pig? Hardly...

Whoa, a lugged Waterloo-built 990? You're not giving it nearly enough credit, my friend... That's a fine True Temper frame, and the XT componentry is first rate. Forget the paint job, keep the...
04-18-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,641
Posted By montclairbobbyb

I have more Brooks saddles than pairs of socks,...

I have more Brooks saddles than pairs of socks, but that Berthoud is the cherry on top of that Trek ... Nice touch.
04-18-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,147
Posted By montclairbobbyb

First two-cent impression: "Vintage" Flying...

First two-cent impression: "Vintage" Flying Pigeon... Is it really heavy like a tank? Is the quality just ok or exceptional? More FPs made in China than McDonalds hamburgers served over there......
03-28-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Deore 7spd shifters

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What you got to trade???😆
02-21-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 178,012
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Seems the Cimarron was born too early...

They never quite struck the right chord with the market back in the 80s, for which we (today) should be most grateful... they are SO WELL SUITED for today... I have had the good luck & fortune of...
02-02-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 22,690
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Nice build... makes you want to sling a leg over...

Nice build... makes you want to sling a leg over the saddle and just GO...

The original Sports Luxe came with single speed coaster hubs. I live in a fairly hilly area and wanted to give the...
02-01-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 22,690
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Wow!

Wow, that tandem is quite the FIND!! Gazelle bikes (especially from that era) were so well-built and they were simply beautiful. A few years ago I refurbished a pair of Gazelle Sports Luxe bikes that...
12-27-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,074
Posted By montclairbobbyb

DT Swiss Competition (butted)👍👍👍 I literally...

DT Swiss Competition (butted)👍👍👍

I literally learned to build wheels online from Sheldon Brown (following Jobst Brandt's method), and I have successfully laced at least 50+ wheels with never a...
12-14-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7,515
Views: 3,676,955
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Speaking of XO...

I picked up this NOS Handsome XOXO frame, which was designed as a virtual knockoff of the 1993 (canti) version of the Bridgestone XO-1.

Admittedly I found the whole "knock-off" thing kinda hokey,...
12-14-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,446
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Hardly worthy, but...

I scored this nice Trek T100 for a good price from a local pawn shop, hoping I'd one day find the right lady to share it with. Not only did I find her, she agreed to marry me only if we rode the...
12-14-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7,515
Views: 3,676,955
Posted By montclairbobbyb

'85 Specialized "RoadHopper"

What? They DIDN'T make a RoadHopper? Well they should have, as this beast proves. Converted this 85 RockHopper...
12-14-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,382
Posted By montclairbobbyb

It's a jungle out there...

MOST of my experiences on eBay have been good. I did have one guy refuse to ship me the Nashbar frame I won (at a bargain price); he gave the lamest excuse, that the bike got destroyed as he was...
11-23-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,993
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Yes, 72 & 73 models. Klunky and heavy mechanical...

Yes, 72 & 73 models. Klunky and heavy mechanical rear disc; functionally awful but hugely collectible.
11-22-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,993
Posted By montclairbobbyb

1972 Disc Orange Karate - Wife bought for me, $14...

1972 Disc Orange Karate - Wife bought for me, $14 at a church rummage sale. (I still pray for forgiveness...after all I effectively 'stole' from a house of God...)...
09-06-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 291,137
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Don't get me started...

What started a few years ago as a curiosity (scoring a Touring Series IV on eBay) turned into a near-obsession... Now I own several Fujis, including a '85 Touring Series V, '79/80 America, three...
08-23-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,487
Posted By montclairbobbyb

So true...

​​​​​​Well-ridden steel bikes.. old diners and hardware stores... Some things just make me smile... just because...:)
07-20-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,746
Posted By montclairbobbyb

STUNNER!!! You may also want to check your...

STUNNER!!! You may also want to check your headset grease, too. I have a Fuji Touring Series V in great visual shape (as your 1000), but headset was showing signs of "Brinelling"... Fortunately it...
06-14-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,763
Posted By montclairbobbyb

LOVE the (tubeless ultralight) RTPs on my VO...

LOVE the (tubeless ultralight) RTPs on my VO Polyvalent... They feel awesome. ...
05-31-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,728
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Ditto...Jack you are the pure deal, bro! ...

Ditto...Jack you are the pure deal, bro!

​​​The 70 Continental screams nostalgia from my wonder years growing up in Montclair NJ, where we all rode Schwinns. That bike was built to last 100 years....
04-27-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,329
Posted By montclairbobbyb

My wife and I have matching disc PolyVs, and...

My wife and I have matching disc PolyVs, and honestly it's one of my all-time favorites. And I'm comparing this to my other similar favorites (all canti brake bikes): Riv Bombadil, Handsome XOXO,...
01-05-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8,981
Views: 3,070,355
Posted By montclairbobbyb

The well-deserved second coming of the...

The well-deserved second coming of the Cimarron...destined to become an all-rounder touring classic to those lucky enough to own one. I love mine. Nice build! 👍
10-09-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,490
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Maruishi Mountace 15 - PICS!

At long last... pics of my Maruishi Mountace 15-speed (converted to 18-speed). Lugged chromoly, built like a tank, overbuilt Shimano shifters and brakes... This bike will outlive all of us. It's NOT...
08-07-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 30,946
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Dating my Touring Series

Thanks, Scott; and condolences on the loss of Bill... I SO APPRECIATE his knowledge and dedication to this site. Perhaps you (or someone on the thread) can answer a few questions relating to the...
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