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09-17-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 608
Posted By plonz

Definitely a high cool factor on those. I see...

Definitely a high cool factor on those. I see there was a cransket for this group as well. Hang it on a white Davidson Impulse…. Oh yeah!
09-15-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,111
Posted By plonz

If a larger frame is an option, I’d go with it. ...

If a larger frame is an option, I’d go with it. If stuck with the current frame, a 90 degree stem would be a solution for the stem height. I have a couple of rides outfitted this way. My Peugeot...
09-14-22, 03:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,682
Posted By plonz

This was common practice by car dealers… 40 years...

This was common practice by car dealers… 40 years ago. The industry eventually learned that satisfied service customers buy vehicles too.

Today’s shortage of Technicians/Mechanics has caused some...
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By plonz

There is one of these in the C&V Sales forum...

There is one of these in the C&V Sales forum right now. Beautiful bike that is listed at $700. Lots of compliments but no transaction.
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Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By plonz

Nice ride sloar ! This thread may answer...

Nice ride sloar !

This thread may answer your question.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1257467-88-bridgestone-rb-1-cobalt-blue-fair-price-ask.html
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By plonz

A De Rosa racing bike or a Miyata tourer with...

A De Rosa racing bike or a Miyata tourer with triple and cantis :foo:
09-08-22, 03:49 AM
Replies: 71,517
Views: 11,651,280
Posted By plonz

At $1,800 you should be able to take your time. ...

At $1,800 you should be able to take your time. At that price, I cant imagine it sells locally anyway. Course, there was the Rivendell Bleriot listed over the weekend that I was sure was priced...
09-06-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,016
Posted By plonz

My style, my size, my town just not my budget! ...

My style, my size, my town just not my budget! This one will haunt me for a minute. GLWS!
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By plonz

Search for Super LeMans using the Search This...

Search for Super LeMans using the Search This Forum link and you’ll get more than a dozen evaluation inquiries for Centurion Super LeMans. Aside from a few starry-eyed outliers thinking it’s a $300+...
09-06-22, 03:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,948
Posted By plonz

I know that pain! When I rode in SE Texas, Id...

I know that pain! When I rode in SE Texas, Id get stung on a bike at least 3x per year. Over the years, I became more allergic to any kind of sting and it became a bit of a problem. Its part of...
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By plonz

$600 is where my head was at. Maybe higher given...

$600 is where my head was at. Maybe higher given the DA components but only if the mold was easily abated.
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By plonz

De Rosa for sale locally

This is for sale somewhat local to me. Asking the usual De Rosa premium which I do not expect it to bring, particularly given the absence of any clean up. The frame and components are speckled with...
09-03-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,948
Posted By plonz

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x800/01859f2e_a246_4924_9712_8af03176fed7_36bd9bbf937218247f883f2abae92340be00a9d6.jpeg
09-02-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 437
Posted By plonz

My inventory list shows I have 3 RDs, 2 FDs and 3...

My inventory list shows I have 3 RDs, 2 FDs and 3 shifters, all Superbe. Finding time to dig them up is a challenge. Can't leave a BF member hanging though so I'll do my best to put hands on them...
08-31-22, 03:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 329
Posted By plonz

I bought something similar and they work like a...

I bought something similar and they work like a champ. Figured if I was going to have a bike or two with this headset permanently in my stable, it was worth that outlay.
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By plonz

That’s the most interesting RB-2 I’ve seen. Not...

That’s the most interesting RB-2 I’ve seen. Not sure if it is, but seems like it may be a step up from the earlier Tange 2 versions. I’ll toss out $250 +/- $25.
Replies: 31
Views: 787
Posted By plonz

The bike looks nice in the fuzzy photo. If the...

The bike looks nice in the fuzzy photo. If the paint is as scratched as OP states, it will hurt value. The stem is also not a good fit for this bike.

I follow Bridgestone listings. I see RB-2s...
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By plonz

I came really close to buying an S-Works Venge...

I came really close to buying an S-Works Venge BITD. Test rode it over a weekend. I expected it to be really harsh but it I thought it was just as smooth as any other carbon racer I’d ridden. ...
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By plonz

I’ve seen a couple of these for sale over the...

I’ve seen a couple of these for sale over the years. I seem to recall asking prices over $300 back then and the listing just hanging around forever. No idea if they ever transacted but my opinion...
08-21-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,918
Posted By plonz

I think the price is good, people have just...

I think the price is good, people have just stopped buying in the area. Your Ironman shows up in the search range I use and none of the Centurion results are moving.
08-21-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By plonz

I always wondered who built these too. Ive...

I always wondered who built these too. Ive rebuilt two sets and am just not a fan. Used new bearings and never could get them to roll as smooth and buttery as other hubs.
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By plonz

Low end bike with little to no value. Not worth...

Low end bike with little to no value. Not worth much more than new tires and bar tape IMO. If existing tires and cables can be used, you might make it sellable with just bar tape, elbow grease and...
08-19-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By plonz

My spray-bombed beater is a PSN 10 originally...

My spray-bombed beater is a PSN 10 originally outfitted like the champagne model pictured. The Super Vitus frameset is even lighter than my 531c Raleigh. One of the better kept C&V secrets IMO.
Replies: 26
Views: 802
Posted By plonz

​​​​ Nice. So much for leveling the saddle and...

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Nice. So much for leveling the saddle and taking great pics. :bang:
Replies: 26
Views: 802
Posted By plonz

Thats a really cool bike with a lot of nice...

Thats a really cool bike with a lot of nice parts. No real experience with value of this one but Id have a floor of $700 in my mind. This is one where Id make it pretty, change the bar tape, level...
08-16-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By plonz

Heckuva deal for updating a vintage tourer with...

Heckuva deal for updating a vintage tourer with STI. The 175 arms are icing on the cake for me so now running through scenarios in my head. Need someone to grab this so I can stop the mental...
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By plonz

Clean ride but as stated, not at the level of...

Clean ride but as stated, not at the level of sought after tourers from that era. Someone paying the dough for a vintage tourer will want higher end. This bike should have appeal to someone wanting...
08-09-22, 04:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 781
Posted By plonz

That is a terrific build! I’m sure it will...

That is a terrific build! I’m sure it will prompt more than one of us to give a second glance at the next $40 World Sport that hits the local CL. I’m fairly bougie though so I would probably have...
08-08-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By plonz

Now that this has morphed into a show off your...

Now that this has morphed into a show off your Circuit thread, I’ll partake in the fun. Sold off the Sante and went with DA7400 on my ‘89.

...
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By plonz

No idea on the Canadian market so Ill view this...

No idea on the Canadian market so Ill view this as $380 locally in anytown USA. Also no Guerciotti expert but pantos, Columbus decal remnant and Campy drops all spell above-average frameset to me.
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08-02-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By plonz

Dibs please. I’ve yet to venture into Brooksesque...

Dibs please. I’ve yet to venture into Brooksesque territory but I have this Panasonic tourer I grabbed begging to try it.

PM coming
08-02-22, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By plonz

My tracking sheet says I have a 13-18 Suntour...

My tracking sheet says I have a 13-18 Suntour English-threaded freewheel in the bin. I’ll dig it up to confirm but might be a day or two.

No problem here if someone else has one ready to sell and...
08-01-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By plonz

My opinion is you’ll do better getting into the...

My opinion is you’ll do better getting into the mid 80s where you’ll have a greater choice of quality entry-to-mid level Japanese offerings. I’d start with the Schwinn Tenax-tubed Tempo or Super...
07-30-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By plonz

Looks like a painted or powder coated silver...

Looks like a painted or powder coated silver finish. Really no way to touch it up with anything durable. You could have the whole crank powder coated.

I’m assuming high-polish is not the right...
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By plonz

SR is right on. No one is going to put money into...

SR is right on. No one is going to put money into fixing a Huffy tandem. Put on FBM for free and pass along the dream.
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By plonz

We could value it compared to other mid 00’s...

We could value it compared to other mid 00’s aluminum Allez with 9-speed 105 but probably not fair in this case. Very unique build that seems to connect with you. You should value it based on that.
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07-30-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By plonz

No idea. This company has been around since the...

No idea. This company has been around since the late 80s and are considered a top line product in the field of power meters. My guess is the unit in the photo is an early gen production unit. Looks...
07-30-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By plonz

Not a SRAM component. It’s a power meter made by...

Not a SRAM component. It’s a power meter made by SRM.

PowerMeters (http://www.srm.de/product/powermeters/)
07-29-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By plonz

My 89 bare frame measured roughly 59cm c-t-c and...

My 89 bare frame measured roughly 59cm c-t-c and weighed in at 4.75lbs using my cheapie scale. The bare fork weighed 1.8lbs. It does seem that yours is rather portly at 2.75.

Love the article...
07-29-22, 04:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By plonz

Soooo I might have been guilty of this in my...

Soooo I might have been guilty of this in my younger years (IIRC they were probably 25s). As davester said, a touring bike is a road bike!

...
07-29-22, 04:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By plonz

Points for carbon fiber!

Points for carbon fiber!
07-28-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 71,517
Views: 11,651,280
Posted By plonz

This Jansen keeps popping up in my FBM searches....

This Jansen keeps popping up in my FBM searches. My size, somewhat local and fairly interesting. Could be worth every penny of the ask, just not $400 interesting to me.
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By plonz

That’s a nice ride. I’m fairly ignorant to the...

That’s a nice ride. I’m fairly ignorant to the ways of Univega but I’m going to put this bike in a class with mid-level Japanese tourers such as the Centurion Pro Tour and Panasonic Pro Touring. I do...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,106
Posted By plonz

Congrats on a nice price and a quick sale!

Congrats on a nice price and a quick sale!
Replies: 27
Views: 1,106
Posted By plonz

Circuits are always on my radar so I saw this one...

Circuits are always on my radar so I saw this one listed on CL and FBM for $500. No idea if it went for asking price but it sold fast.
07-21-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By plonz

The magenta (pink) and white Super Sport is 1987....

The magenta (pink) and white Super Sport is 1987. I own one so good to know 28s will work.
07-20-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,602
Posted By plonz

I rode carbon fiber from about 2010 to 2017 and...

I rode carbon fiber from about 2010 to 2017 and upgraded frames 3 times in an effort to stay fast and relevant in the group I rode with. I used DA 7800 on all 3 and with each upgrade the advances in...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,106
Posted By plonz

Those of us who have been here a while know this...

Those of us who have been here a while know this isn’t sloar ‘s first rodeo. My hunch is he pretty much knows the value of this bike but is doing a sanity check to make sure the market hasn’t landed...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,106
Posted By plonz

Seems like theyre often listed over $500 but Im...

Seems like theyre often listed over $500 but Im skeptical that they actually bring it. $350-$400 feels more like it. Subject Circuit Sante group looks very clean which is a huge plus. They are...
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By plonz

Too much rust for it to ever clean up as your C&V...

Too much rust for it to ever clean up as your C&V dream bike. Still a generally nice bike that should fix up to ride fine. $150 would be top end IMO. I’d feel better about $100 knowing I could...
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