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02-23-24, 11:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,852
Posted By romperrr

As an attendee of John's gathering, I can attest...

As an attendee of John's gathering, I can attest it was a blast. I really enjoyed meeting members whom I've only know digitally for years. It was lovely to be in a room with all those lovely bikes...
02-22-24, 12:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,183
Posted By romperrr

Wow, great score! Build it with what you can for...

Wow, great score! Build it with what you can for now and gradually upgrade as your finances allow. I'm so glad to hear you got this frame after pining for it for so long.
02-22-24, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By romperrr

The catalog page for those interested. If it was...

The catalog page for those interested. If it was 22.5 I'd have bought it. These early 80's sport-touring treks really do both well, with the rack braze-ons and ability to take 32's with ease, it's an...
02-13-24, 10:33 AM
Replies: 82,489
Views: 13,878,245
Posted By romperrr

Interesting 60's Paramount - 60 cm $475

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/918573752910981

Townie build with nice parts include a kickback hub. If anyone is interested in splitting this, I could actually use the wheelset and can...
02-06-24, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By romperrr

Warning Modern Content - Tanglefoot Moonshiner

Interesting write up about a (gasp) modern bike. Sharing it with you esteemed people here as the reviewer likens the geometry to bicycles 100 years ago and also discusses the evolution of bike fit...
01-17-24, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,080
Posted By romperrr

I'm making arrangements to come and just sent you...

I'm making arrangements to come and just sent you a PM. For those wondering, the Bike Swap is on Sunday, Feb. 11, looks to be a good one.
01-11-24, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,029
Posted By romperrr

That is a gorgeous bike. Love the lugs. I bet...

That is a gorgeous bike. Love the lugs. I bet there isn't another one like it.
01-09-24, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 656
Posted By romperrr

I'm of the camp that the stem and post don't need...

I'm of the camp that the stem and post don't need to match. Sometimes the contrast can provide some visual intrigue like SurferRosa 's example above, especially with those white brake hoods.
01-08-24, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 871,990
Posted By romperrr

It bike is painful to look at as it is so...

It bike is painful to look at as it is so beautiful! Agreed on the gumwalls, they look great!
12-22-23, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By romperrr

well boy howdy, that is a smokin deal especially...

well boy howdy, that is a smokin deal especially with the new chain, cassette, SLX, and cables. I gotta get my De Rosa up and running before i buy any more racey Italian bikes, but at this price it's...
12-21-23, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 384,363
Posted By romperrr

Cimmaron was Schwinn's top of the line mtb, it's...

Cimmaron was Schwinn's top of the line mtb, it's a great bike. I particularly love that that it is both lugged at fillet brazed. I seem to recall its geometry is nearly the same the Surly LHT save...
12-06-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By romperrr

wowza, there's a lot to love here

wowza, there's a lot to love here
12-04-23, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By romperrr

Very cool tandem!

Very cool tandem!
11-30-23, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By romperrr

Happy birthday! Lovely frame, especially like the...

Happy birthday! Lovely frame, especially like the metal tubing badge, not something I've seen before, but with how fragile original Reynolds transfers can be, makes me wish it was a standard...
11-27-23, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By romperrr

Beautiful frame! My quick research suggests...

Beautiful frame! My quick research suggests Columbus tubes, perhaps cromar
11-26-23, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By romperrr

A meet up sounds great! Keep me posted on the...

A meet up sounds great! Keep me posted on the details. I have a few coffee shops I could recommend.
11-21-23, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8,293
Views: 3,062,578
Posted By romperrr

With a bike that pretty, I, for one, will allow...

With a bike that pretty, I, for one, will allow you this minor transgression. The black (dark gray?) saddle and bars let the frame pop nicely. Clean beautiful build. I really prefer Campy ergos over...
11-20-23, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,281
Posted By romperrr

Thanks for tip! I just bought several chains and...

Thanks for tip! I just bought several chains and lights, a few bells including a beautiful hand-painted iris bell for my better half.
11-20-23, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,734
Posted By romperrr

If it were a 56, I'd buy this immediately. Nice...

If it were a 56, I'd buy this immediately. Nice mix of parts. 753 frames are rare.
11-16-23, 09:26 AM
Replies: 82,489
Views: 13,878,245
Posted By romperrr

Wouldn't surprise me if it was made by Lotus as I...

Wouldn't surprise me if it was made by Lotus as I just saw a Lotus MTB that had the same curved shoulder tube between the seat and top tube.
11-09-23, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By romperrr

Pretty bike, I have those tires on my Trek 613...

Pretty bike, I have those tires on my Trek 613 and they're amazing. Love the rack mount.

Next time you're in Detroit, drop me a line, we can go for a ride and/or drink.
11-06-23, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By romperrr

Beautiful, interesting frame. This is why I...

Beautiful, interesting frame. This is why I frequent this forum, to learn about this kinda esoteric stuff. Thankfully too big for me.
10-19-23, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By romperrr

At that price, in that condition, I think you'll...

At that price, in that condition, I think you'll love it.
08-02-23, 01:22 PM
Replies: 82,489
Views: 13,878,245
Posted By romperrr

Oldschool DB Mtb Frame

Love that bi-plane fork and mid-fork mounts. Probably weights a lot but it's built for distance not speed
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/602427995380729/...
07-27-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 82,489
Views: 13,878,245
Posted By romperrr

Attractive price but the shipping is about twice...

Attractive price but the shipping is about twice the cost of the wheels!
07-20-23, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,860
Posted By romperrr

I'm happy to help facilitate. If sd5782 is will...

I'm happy to help facilitate. If sd5782 is will to bring it to Detroit, I'll ship it to you, top506 I have a lot of packing supplies from the many bikes/frame BF'er have shipping to me over the years.
07-18-23, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By romperrr

wow this an amazing treasure trove of pictures....

wow this an amazing treasure trove of pictures. Thanks for sharing.
07-12-23, 09:27 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 46,271
Posted By romperrr

BoC arrived just I returned from a hiking trip...

BoC arrived just I returned from a hiking trip over the fourth holiday. Was please to see it waiting for me. Addresses and names redacted to protect the innocent.
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07-11-23, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,304
Posted By romperrr

It's one size too big for me otherwise I'd snap...

It's one size too big for me otherwise I'd snap up the frame.
07-07-23, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By romperrr

Great (and quick!) build. Why is the fork steer...

Great (and quick!) build. Why is the fork steer tube much longer than the headtube?
07-06-23, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,262
Posted By romperrr

If I wasn't already working on my Derosa and...

If I wasn't already working on my Derosa and saving for non-bike things, I'd snap this up. If it's still available after some time, which I doubt, I'll revisit.
07-05-23, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By romperrr

wow, very very cool. Nice to find this bike after...

wow, very very cool. Nice to find this bike after the first one didn't work out. Looking forward to seeing how you build it up.
06-20-23, 11:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By romperrr

Yes it's likely because you used a shimano bb...

Yes it's likely because you used a shimano bb which is probably JIS taper with a campy crank which is ISO taper. I say probably because the more I learn about bb and crank taper compatibility, the...
06-20-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By romperrr

Interesting drilling, so this was designed to...

Interesting drilling, so this was designed to take a rear brake and isn't a post-production mod.

I'm going to hold off for now but this is tempting..
06-15-23, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By romperrr

I do have an immediate use for this post, so if...

I do have an immediate use for this post, so if it's still up for grabs for someone who can use it right away, I'll take it. PM incoming.
05-16-23, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3,779
Views: 1,109,288
Posted By romperrr

It's gorgeous is what it is. Lovely bike!

It's gorgeous is what it is. Lovely bike!
05-13-23, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By romperrr

it’s very tempting for a replacement of a trek...

it’s very tempting for a replacement of a trek 613 fork with the faulty crowns. I’ll need to take some measurements
05-10-23, 12:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,847
Posted By romperrr

Wow, end of an era indeed. I echo other's...

Wow, end of an era indeed. I echo other's sentiment that I'm glad Mr. Schwinn is closing on his own terms. None of us are permanent, nothing is, seems like he's intent on enjoying the ride.
05-08-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By romperrr

Well first of all, you're in a C+V forum, and we...

Well first of all, you're in a C+V forum, and we generally like old stuff, haha. Both are nice bikes.

The Voodoo will be lighter, more nimble the Trek will be more stable and easier to carry...
05-08-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 82,489
Views: 13,878,245
Posted By romperrr

Never saw EM decals like that. Interesting.

Never saw EM decals like that. Interesting.
05-05-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By romperrr

Interesting to read about the design differences...

Interesting to read about the design differences between West and East Coast mtb's. I mostly ride road bikes so all of this is educational to me.

Thanks for sharing.
04-14-23, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 452,252
Posted By romperrr

I love seeing this thread pop back up. Lovely...

I love seeing this thread pop back up. Lovely bike. Interesting to see a TT bike with non-aero levers, must be about the time they transitioned. The details on the bike a lovely.
03-31-23, 08:29 AM
Replies: 82,489
Views: 13,878,245
Posted By romperrr

Thanks for posting this. Picked it up yesterday....

Thanks for posting this. Picked it up yesterday. It is indeed a project. Will likely need a new rear wheel, rear derailleur, and maybe rear shifter. Nonetheless, my first Italian and I'm excited to...
03-29-23, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By romperrr

Thanks for the update. I remember your first post...

Thanks for the update. I remember your first post about this bike. You did an excellent and tasteful job rehabbing it and the previous owner's response ties it all together.

Enjoy!
03-09-23, 04:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,072
Posted By romperrr

Rent a bike and ride to the ocean! only about...

Rent a bike and ride to the ocean! only about 20km away or so. There's a lovely brewery on the way.
03-09-23, 04:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,453
Posted By romperrr

Every buyer is different so take that into...

Every buyer is different so take that into consideration. The subject frame is certainly a high-quality, desirable frame, however, not of the extreme rarity that would offend me, and I suspect most...
03-09-23, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,386
Posted By romperrr

This bike is perfect and definitely too small for...

This bike is perfect and definitely too small for me. The ss couplers are lovely addition. Ready to ride anywhere.
03-08-23, 11:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,409
Posted By romperrr

Centurion Pro Tour!

one my phone so please excuse any typos.

based on your criteria, i highly recommend early centurion pro tours. i have a late 70’s model and very comfortable yet responsive for commuting. i...
03-03-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By romperrr

Ah! Very cool. I saw your reply in the other...

Ah! Very cool. I saw your reply in the other thread. Excited to see how you build this up.
02-27-23, 10:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,431
Posted By romperrr

^^^juvela is spot on here. The coop I volunteer...

^^^juvela is spot on here. The coop I volunteer for does this and it's a win-win. People get a cheap project bike, the coop frees up space and potentially the person buying it will take a class at...
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