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07-26-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By rustystrings61

I had the same problem, as a previous owner had...

I had the same problem, as a previous owner had hamfisted 80% of an Italian Campagnolo Record headset onto mine, and had milled the crown down for a 26.4 mm race. I wound up purchasing an...
07-26-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 175
Posted By rustystrings61

Between what Craig Griffiths has said and what my...

Between what Craig Griffiths has said and what my data collection points to, I would say 1974 or 1975. Yours appears to be a variant of the no. 76 Schweizermeister...
07-25-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 175
Posted By rustystrings61

Thanks for posting this one - I've already added...

Thanks for posting this one - I've already added it to the Allegro database I've been working on for a while...
07-25-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17,556
Views: 1,920,421
Posted By rustystrings61

Took the $50 ‘88 Specialized Sirrus for an...

Took the $50 ‘88 Specialized Sirrus for an out-and-back to scenic Hodges, SC this morning.

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07-25-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14,382
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Posted By rustystrings61

Late 80s Sirrus and Allez are the same frame. The...

Late 80s Sirrus and Allez are the same frame. The Sirrus had softer paint and 105 instead of 600 parts. Great under-the-radar bikes!

In the end the Schwinn is a pound puppy rescue - but Evapo-Rust...
07-25-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 26,133
Posted By rustystrings61

There are some lines even I can't bring myself to...

There are some lines even I can't bring myself to cross, and this is one of them!



I'll mothball it for next year's challenge, which will give me time to think about it. I've had great little...
07-24-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 26,133
Posted By rustystrings61

Yeah, well I'll make up for the Sirrus with the...

Yeah, well I'll make up for the Sirrus with the goodie I bought to mothball for next year's edition - behold, the world's rustiest '89 Schwinn LeTour! It's a TWO jugs of Evapo-Rust kinda bike! At...
07-24-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 26,133
Posted By rustystrings61

I got up early enough to replace the...

I got up early enough to replace the cracked-looking Michelin front tire with a 23mm Gatorskin I got with the Cannondale, did a neighborhood loop that convinced me to raise my saddle a bit, then set...
07-23-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14,382
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Posted By rustystrings61

Monday I bought a Specialized Sirrus for $50...

Monday I bought a Specialized Sirrus for $50 (https://www.bikeforums.net/22148856-post14356.html) which I just finished reconditioning this morning (https://www.bikeforums.net/22154200-post551.html),...
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By rustystrings61

I would say it's for someone more like 5'6" or...

I would say it's for someone more like 5'6" or so, depending on leg length, etc. This MODEL would be great, but you'll probably want a 23-in or so.

You might want to take a roll through this...
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By rustystrings61

I think this one is a 21-in frame, which will be...

I think this one is a 21-in frame, which will be on the small side for you. I'm 5'9" and usually ride 23-in, or 58-60 cm frames, depending on angles and design. Then again, I like the old French...
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By rustystrings61

This looks like a 1983, as shown here...

This looks like a 1983, as shown here (http://vintage-centurion.com/literature/catalogs/1983_Centurion_Catalog.pdf). What plonz said above about price - does it fit you? Is it your size? One of the...
Replies: 15
Views: 243
Posted By rustystrings61

1972 PX-10 - identified as that model by the...

1972 PX-10 - identified as that model by the presence of chrome socks fore and aft, identified as 1972 by the combination of plain Nervex Dubois pattern lugs painted black at the head with the more...
07-23-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 26,133
Posted By rustystrings61

Built!

This morning I rose early and finished assembling the Sirrus. I splurged for new brake and derailleur cables but kept the vintage housings, which got a quick wipe down with citrus cleanser on the...
07-22-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By rustystrings61

Try it this way...

Try it this way (https://offerup.com/item/detail/1115318652) - https://offerup.com/item/detail/1115318652

It needs the "h" at the start ... I've lost track of how many times I've accidentally...
Replies: 30
Views: 872
Posted By rustystrings61

If memory serves, in one edition of Richard...

If memory serves, in one edition of Richard Ballentine's Richard's Bicycle Book, he opens the description of the A-D Vent Noir with one word - "Sexy." And it IS. Great score.
07-22-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 62,918
Views: 9,586,561
Posted By rustystrings61

Schwinn High Sierra in Athens, GA for $25 on FB...

Schwinn High Sierra in Athens, GA for $25 on FB Marketplace...
07-22-21, 12:27 PM
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Posted By rustystrings61

Schwinn Tempo $150 in Rock Hill, SC....

Schwinn Tempo $150 in Rock Hill, SC. (https://charlotte.craigslist.org/bik/d/rock-hill-schwinn-tempo-road-bike/7340867911.html) And my size, too - but not today.
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07-22-21, 09:39 AM
07-22-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 26,133
Posted By rustystrings61

almost ...

My wife shared dire warnings with me last night about the air quality, as allegedly the smoke from California's wildfires is finally here in South Carolina. So instead of riding at dawn, I got...
07-21-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 26,133
Posted By rustystrings61

I stole a few minutes last night to slip out to...

I stole a few minutes last night to slip out to the shop and assemble the bottom bracket. I decided to leave the plastic sleeve out and was pleased with the very slick running results. I also...
07-20-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 26,133
Posted By rustystrings61

Oh, yeah, that's the stuff. And I'm glad you...

Oh, yeah, that's the stuff. And I'm glad you thought of a use for it! I didn't take a true "before" pic, but it looked similar to yours, but a little whiter and a little more dried-out. It's...
07-20-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 26,133
Posted By rustystrings61

I wasted no time in digging into the Sirrus,...

I wasted no time in digging into the Sirrus, working for a couple of hours last night and getting in 45 minutes this morning before breakfast - it was raining, so why not? The reports you have read...
07-19-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14,382
Views: 3,223,513
Posted By rustystrings61

FB Marketplace find - a 1988 Specialized Sirrus,...

FB Marketplace find - a 1988 Specialized Sirrus, which is allegedly the same frame as the Allez but with 105 parts instead of 600. Asking price was $65, $50 got it into my truck - and it's even my...
07-19-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 26,133
Posted By rustystrings61

I tried and failed to pull this off a few years...

I tried and failed to pull this off a few years ago, but this one looks like it will come together quickly - so, figuring I have 18 days to service the bike and ride 100 km, I'm launching no. 3. ...
07-19-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 26,133
Posted By rustystrings61

I hit 395 km today on Magenta the '88 Centurion...

I hit 395 km today on Magenta the '88 Centurion LeMans, after riding the bike all over Edisto Beach for two weeks. I keep having interesting realizations about the bike, things like, "this Vetta...
07-13-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17,556
Views: 1,920,421
Posted By rustystrings61

Edisto Beach SC

When there’s hard pack, dirt roads here can be managed on 23s -

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07-11-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 769
Posted By rustystrings61

My first road bike was a very similar frame built...

My first road bike was a very similar frame built as a 10-speed. I would give the bike an oxalic acid or Evapo-Rust bath. Those are thick walled tubes and should be fine.

It’s a good utility...
07-07-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 390,784
Posted By rustystrings61

A very helpful forum member measured his ST400...

A very helpful forum member measured his ST400 from that era as 13.25" from the top of the axle to the bottom of the crown.

I am away from my bike for another week or so and don’t have the head...
Replies: 30
Views: 872
Posted By rustystrings61

Full Reynolds 531 hand-built and silver-brazed in...

Full Reynolds 531 hand-built and silver-brazed in Graz, Austria. One of those in my size is on my list; I have a 40-odd year history with its kissing cousin, a 1976 Puch Royal X. The whole series...
07-06-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17,556
Views: 1,920,421
Posted By rustystrings61

Edisto Beach, SC

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07-06-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 26,133
Posted By rustystrings61

on past 100 km!!

I finished the challenge but the bike continues rolling on. I brought Magenta with me to Edisto and rode down to the vacation rental office yesterday.

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07-05-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,350
Posted By rustystrings61

The comparable Puch Royal Force and Royal 10...

The comparable Puch Royal Force and Royal 10 models were sold in Macon and Atlanta and probably elsewhere too. Scan FB marketplace regularly - there was a 23-in Inter-10 in an ad out of Atlanta...
07-02-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 390,784
Posted By rustystrings61

I've started making inquiries of the...

I've started making inquiries of the axle-to-crown measurement from folks who have 80s Cannondale STs so I can get the correct size. Thanks for pointing me in that direction!
07-02-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,230
Posted By rustystrings61

This year's Clunker Challenge revelation, a 1988...

This year's Clunker Challenge revelation, a 1988 Centurion LeMans that will probably always look a little ratty, but will hopefully get a matching wheelset and better bar tape soon!...
07-02-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 25,396
Posted By rustystrings61

There is something special about the combination...

There is something special about the combination of French frame geometry and metric gauge tubing - especially metric-gauge 531. My all-time favorite French bike EVER, which is in the handful of...
07-01-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 26,133
Posted By rustystrings61

Yes, please! Repurposed old bikes are our bag...

Yes, please! Repurposed old bikes are our bag here!
06-30-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 390,784
Posted By rustystrings61

ISO a Tange-built fork for a 23-in...

ISO a Tange-built fork for a 23-in sidepull-equipped 1980s Cannondale ST400 or 500 or comparable, early enough to have been spaced for use with 27-in wheels. These are either Tange Mangaloy or Tange...
06-29-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14,382
Views: 3,223,513
Posted By rustystrings61

The freewheel tool looks a lot like one I use for...

The freewheel tool looks a lot like one I use for certain old French freewheels, but which one I couldn't tell you! I had a Shimano crank puller identical to that one many years ago, purchased...
06-28-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,597
Posted By rustystrings61

I'm wondering if this person, when named, will...

I'm wondering if this person, when named, will become the next Nathan (https://www.bikeforums.net/2285816-post236.html) Fabian (https://velospace.org/fabian/NathanFabian-2.jpg) ... and it is a pity...
06-28-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 26,133
Posted By rustystrings61

Round Two done!

For a variety of reasons, I left all the bikes at home last week while away on the big family beach trip, so I was refreshed and rested and ready this morning when I set out for Hodges at 5:59 a.m. I...
06-27-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14,382
Views: 3,223,513
Posted By rustystrings61

I have a much rattier specimen of your ‘73 that...

I have a much rattier specimen of your ‘73 that came to me with ruined chrome that I built up with 44/42T chainrings and a Surly Dingle 17/19T fixed cog on one side of the cub and a White Industries...
06-25-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,779
Posted By rustystrings61

I just use the large bolt, washers and nut with...

I just use the large bolt, washers and nut with two wrenches as found buried on this page from Sheldon Brown. (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tooltips/bbcups.html) This is the method that worked for...
06-22-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By rustystrings61

FWIW my ‘73 Raleigh Competition came to me with a...

FWIW my ‘73 Raleigh Competition came to me with a Normandy Luxe Competition-hubby’s rear wheel, a 5-speed freewheel, and the rear spaced to 126 mm.
06-18-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 26,133
Posted By rustystrings61

I spent some time in the workshop yesterday...

I spent some time in the workshop yesterday futzing around with the rear shifter. In the end I wound up pulling it off the bike, squirting it with Liquid Wrench to break up and flush out whatever...
06-18-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By rustystrings61

This bike looks a lot like it started off as one...

This bike looks a lot like it started off as one of the few mid-70s professional or semi-professional Liberias to make it to the U.S. I've seen those referenced in one thread in another forum by...
06-17-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By rustystrings61

The main links of info I found on Liberia...

The main links of info I found on Liberia bicycles are here. (https://www.bikeforums.net/20561047-post9.html)

This is the thread I started on my Liberia....
06-17-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,397
Posted By rustystrings61

The riveted headbadge went away around the time...

The riveted headbadge went away around the time the stamped aluminum plate BB came in, along with the graphics package with the black and gold stripes running parallel to the line of the downtube. ...
06-17-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By rustystrings61

My inclination, based on my experience detailed...

My inclination, based on my experience detailed below, is to use some decent lubricant and gently working the adjustable cup upwards should reshape the threads successfully.

FWIW, I have an...
06-17-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 62,918
Views: 9,586,561
Posted By rustystrings61

I posted this early Cannondale ST the other week....

I posted this early Cannondale ST the other week. It's still for sale, but the seller dropped the price to $150....
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