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11-03-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Lbxpdx

What year is this Univega?

I found this at a thrift store and decided it should sit in my garage until spring where it will then find a new home to enjoy, but Iím not sure what year it is.

sugino crank
suntour tech front...
10-16-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,334
Posted By Lbxpdx

I realized the first pic didnít show the beauty...

I realized the first pic didnít show the beauty of the stem/handlebar.

...
10-16-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 99,742
Posted By Lbxpdx

My 85 SP I took for a spin while visiting my...

My 85 SP I took for a spin while visiting my folks.

...
10-16-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By Lbxpdx

I will second that. I found the seat tube angle...

I will second that. I found the seat tube angle to be a bit aggressive for me so I picked up a VO Grand Cru that had a fair amount of setback.
10-16-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By Lbxpdx

I just took my 85 out for spin yesterday. It...

I just took my 85 out for spin yesterday. It really is a comfy bike. When I bought mine this summer, two were available. 27Ē wheels with a 23Ē frame was too big for my 31.5Ē inseam. Iím sure a...
10-15-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,334
Posted By Lbxpdx

Itís so ugly itís cool?

I stopped by goodwill while visiting my folks and didnít have the heart to leave this there. Do I need it? Nope. Odds are someone else will though. I canít say that Iíve seen a paint job like this...
09-03-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Lbxpdx

i have the park hanger tool and bent it back in...

i have the park hanger tool and bent it back in shape yesterday. Worked like a charm.

the bike does fit, the pic was how I bought it, but it doesnít matter, as it will be up for sale probably...
09-02-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Lbxpdx

Yard sale find

I guess Iím out of date, but I was surprised to find a disc break bike at a yard sale. The hanger was bent and the rear derailleur needs to be replaced as the bump that the stop hits busted off, but...
08-30-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 614
Posted By Lbxpdx

my buddy swing by for a BBQ with his kids and I...

my buddy swing by for a BBQ with his kids and I may build it up for the boy. He is 14, 5í10Ē and will need something to get to high school.
08-29-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 614
Posted By Lbxpdx

have you been talking to my girlfriend?

have you been talking to my girlfriend?
08-28-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Lbxpdx

New Handlebars make me feel like I have a new bike

In a lot of parts and tools I picked up yesterday was a pair of Nitto Dream bars in 42cm. I had Compass Rando bars in 44cm, but found that I was constantly making adjustments with my seat or...
08-28-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Lbxpdx

Of the top of my head, I found two E3 dynamo...

Of the top of my head, I found two E3 dynamo headlights and a tail light, 3 unopened octagonal VO stems in different lengths, Suntour XCpro black thumbies, unopened VO cork grips and bunch of new...
08-27-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Lbxpdx

Tools, tools and other cool stuff.

I was looking for a set of Nitto bars on CL this morning and struck some gold. Not only did I get a set of Nitto bars, I actually got three, but I scored two boxes of parts and an awesome selection...
08-23-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 587
Posted By Lbxpdx

I donít want it to get any worse. Iíve got 20...

I donít want it to get any worse. Iíve got 20 plus guitars, 15 custom and vintage pool cues, a box of vintage and retro watches, two drawers of sunglasses. I need to thin everything down.
08-23-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 587
Posted By Lbxpdx

Itís starting to look a little ridiculous

So I think Iíve bought 11 bikes in the last month, and Iíve only sold 3. Iíve obviously a problem(preference) for late 80ís/early 90ís MTBís. Non of these have cost me more than $150, most much...
08-22-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 846
Posted By Lbxpdx

I went out looking for hardware today and brought home 4 bikes instead.

First up is a 1990 Trek 930, which Iím stoked about for a few reasons. I have three lugged 9xx bikes, 18Ē, 20Ē and 22Ē. Now I can see which one fits best with uprights and sell the other two. ...
08-21-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8,382
Views: 2,701,609
Posted By Lbxpdx

rubena v66 flash made in Czech Republic ...

rubena v66 flash
made in Czech Republic


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08-21-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8,382
Views: 2,701,609
Posted By Lbxpdx

Here is my 1984 Trek 850 that I picked up a few...

Here is my 1984 Trek 850 that I picked up a few years ago Itís on the small side, but a very comfortable bike. ...
08-21-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8,382
Views: 2,701,609
Posted By Lbxpdx

I picked up this old Ibis Avion yesterday ...

I picked up this old Ibis Avion yesterday


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08-20-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By Lbxpdx

Late 80ís IBIS Avion

I just picked this up today, because it was a deal. Full XT, good tires, needs a clean up and realistically a paint job.

Iím assuming 87 as it has a U brake.

can anyone chime in and educate me...
08-15-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By Lbxpdx

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-12-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Lbxpdx

Suntour power thumb shifters

I picked up a set of these for cheap as one would not move. It appeared clean from the outside, but upon opening it, it looked like this.

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08-12-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,627
Posted By Lbxpdx

it has the parts of an 84, but the serial number...

it has the parts of an 84, but the serial number of early 85.

I did some adjustments once I got home and while the racks should be leveled, I think it looks and feels a touch better.
...
08-11-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,627
Posted By Lbxpdx

I did adjust the saddle a touch on the ride,...

I did adjust the saddle a touch on the ride, bringing the nose down, though that must have been after the pic. My other bike, rando 650b, has the nose up higher too and I find it comfortable...
08-10-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,019,849
Posted By Lbxpdx

My 85 Schwinn Voyageur SP. I just picked up a...

My 85 Schwinn Voyageur SP. I just picked up a Blackburn front rack, but I havenít installed it yet.

...
08-10-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,627
Posted By Lbxpdx

The 23Ē hurt. It pressed on my taint. Plus I...

The 23Ē hurt. It pressed on my taint. Plus I bought this while on vacation, so Iím nowhere near the bike. The 23Ē was only a few dollars less and nowhere in as good of condition.
08-10-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,627
Posted By Lbxpdx

Frame sizing on vintage bikes

My recently purchased Schwinn VSP is a fun ride. Nimble with nothing in the bags, yet planted and comfortable when the bags are filled with groceries. It is a 21Ē, 21.5Ē top tube, 170mm cranks, 74...
08-08-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By Lbxpdx

If you search this way you only search...

If you search this way you only search bikeforums.net
...
08-07-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Lbxpdx

they are. I was stoked to find one at a coop I...

they are. I was stoked to find one at a coop I hadnít been to before. I also grabbed a set of suntour power thumbies too. All for a whopping $30!
08-04-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By Lbxpdx

While picking up some hardware at the local coop...

While picking up some hardware at the local coop I was able to grab a slightly used ortlieb handle bar bag for $30. Looks like I have a full set of bags for $40.
08-02-22, 03:20 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 26,541
Posted By Lbxpdx

Here is my ****box 1983 Volvo 245 turbo with a...

Here is my ****box 1983 Volvo 245 turbo with a manual transmission. Lots of patina. I drive a hand me down 2003 MB wagon at the moment, but the Volvo still starts up and drives, which is every 6...
07-31-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By Lbxpdx

CL super score. Ortlieb panniers!

Iíve been eyeing a set of panniers lately, I would prefer the beautiful Berthoud panniers but they are not cheap. I almost bought a set of Ortliebs at the coop for $80, but decided to wait. Well,...
07-31-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By Lbxpdx

didnít think about that. Thanks.

didnít think about that. Thanks.
07-28-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,433
Posted By Lbxpdx

Iím starting to understand the beauty of rear derailleurs.

Since itís been hot I have been waking up early, and this morning I noticed this set for $30 on CL which had been posted at 6 am. Luckily the guy was driving through my town and meet me a few...
07-25-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By Lbxpdx

Usually theyíre great though I just opted for...

Usually theyíre great though I just opted for soup and salad for a whopping $3.38
07-25-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By Lbxpdx

Odd duck. Nishiki Ariel.

While out and about today I stopped at a thrift store, and as I was paying for some books I turned around and noticed this odd thing I just been wheeled out. It kind a looks fun and it was priced...
07-23-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Lbxpdx

I made my way back to Oregon from Idaho and found...

I made my way back to Oregon from Idaho and found a few parts in the garage and some blackburn pannier racks at the local coop. The old Wright saddle has longer rails than a Brooks, so the 74 degree...
07-23-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 436
Posted By Lbxpdx

Yes. I was able to bend it back by hand while on...

Yes. I was able to bend it back by hand while on the bike. It was rather simple. Shifts great and I can now roll the bike backwards or back pedal enough to get my shoes in the toe cages.
07-20-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,295
Posted By Lbxpdx

sorry. Yes.

sorry. Yes.
07-17-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By Lbxpdx

4 bikes, one rack, lesson not learned.

So, I bought three bikes only had one rail for my rack, disassembled two bikes and I thought I was good. Well I made the mistake of jumping back on CL yesterday and spotted a 1985 Orange...
07-16-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By Lbxpdx

It is a really nice bike and I intend to take...

It is a really nice bike and I intend to take care of it. Iím sure itíll get a leather wrap on the top tube when I get home.

the best part is I picked up all three bikes for a total of $260....
07-16-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By Lbxpdx

He helped immensely, he needed to pull out a...

He helped immensely, he needed to pull out a torch to remove a crank. I threw him money and homemade jam. Real nice guy. His name is Aaron.

https://aybikeguy.wixsite.com/bornagainbicycles

If...
07-16-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By Lbxpdx

I was hoping a 6 pack would be acceptable

I was hoping a 6 pack would be acceptable
07-16-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By Lbxpdx

3 new bikes, one rack. Lesson learned.

While in Northern Idaho visiting family, I happened into a a cool 1990 Giant 890i CF hybrid that I couldnít pass up for the price. I figured I could use the wheels on a 1990 TREK 950 frame I bought...
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Lbxpdx

I passed on the bike. It was $140. I chose a much...

I passed on the bike. It was $140. I chose a much cleaner 21Ē that fit me right for $160. I almost bought it as a donor bike, but I didnít want the hastle of then buying another bike rack just to...
07-14-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Lbxpdx

bars are not. That was the only difference I...

bars are not. That was the only difference I could find too.
07-14-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Lbxpdx

N(old)BD. 1985 Schwinn Voyageur SP

While visiting my mom in northern Idaho, Iíve been hunting for deals. Mainly Craigslist and OfferUp, though I did find a great coop in Coeur díAlene in the basement of a church.

anyway, I had...
07-10-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Lbxpdx

Schwinn Voyageur question

Quick question. Is there much difference between a 1984 VSP and a 1987 voyageur? I know the components are different, but is the geometry the same? I can find the geometry for the 84, but I canít...
07-04-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Lbxpdx

I will be sticking with 26Ē. I seem to like 1.5Ē...

I will be sticking with 26Ē. I seem to like 1.5Ē and 1.75Ē though there is plenty of room for larger tires.
07-03-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Lbxpdx

New project day. 1992 Trek 950

I swung by a coop today and noticed a huge pile of bikes in the back. Pre scrapyard sale. I picked this old thing up for the princely sum of $20. It even came with both Deore LX derailleurs and...
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