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01-02-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,099
Posted By tkamd73

I guess this would be it, extensive mods probably...

I guess this would be it, extensive mods probably destroyed the value, gets a lot of use though.
Tim
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12-17-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,249
Posted By scarlson

I guess I don't agree. I wouldn't change the...

I guess I don't agree. I wouldn't change the spokes.

I would ride this wheelset into the ground, abuse it and destroy it, meanwhile save your money for a set of nice touring wheels, 700c with a...
11-01-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,977
Posted By Shady Rascal

I've got a policy against going to my LBS. ...

I've got a policy against going to my LBS.

So I guess that works out.
09-14-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8,198
Views: 2,630,815
Posted By potion

stumpjumped

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How I got it

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08-18-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,466
Posted By Metieval

Society has a people problem. Sometimes it...

Society has a people problem.

Sometimes it is people driving cars over cyclist, sometimes its people riding bicycles over pedestrians.

Where is the respect period?
06-18-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By cycleheimer

Those concave Weinmann rims are bomb proof. They...

Those concave Weinmann rims are bomb proof. They were great for touring bikes in '78. The SunTrust bar cons are almost worth what you paid. Every now and then you get lucky. C&V market around me is...
06-09-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,939
Posted By RustyJames

C&V $$ Spending Reality Check

I sent a few Euros to Italy this AM and I wondered if this little hobby of mine is getting a little nutty. Did I really need to spend a few hundred $$ for stuff several thousand miles away “just in...
05-31-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By The Golden Boy

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05-25-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 27,729
Posted By fliplap

Schwinn’s whole mid-80s range was great for one...

Schwinn’s whole mid-80s range was great for one reason or another. For a bar/beater/shopping bike I really like the Mirada. I like it enough that we have 2 in my household. Easy clears 2.3s with...
05-25-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 27,729
Posted By Dylansbob

Probably this '90 Novara resto-mod. Rode it...

Probably this '90 Novara resto-mod. Rode it down Tiger Mtn a few years ago....
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05-22-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 27,729
Posted By cyccommute

I am partial to Specialized. I’ve owned 11 of 22...

I am partial to Specialized. I’ve owned 11 of 22 mountain bike that have been Specialized. My current fleet has two S-Works Epics (and one frame) that almost vintage (2003 an 2006)

2006...
04-26-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By The Golden Boy

It's the top of the line MTB from Trek for that...

It's the top of the line MTB from Trek for that year.

So, yes, it is special and uncommon. And US made.

Proprietary True Temper OD tubing, with only this and the 970 sharing the frame. The...
04-25-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By fettsvenska

I'm still looking for the pig in those pictures! ...

I'm still looking for the pig in those pictures! I agree with montclairbobbyb, these 900 series Treks are some of my favorite bikes ever made. That is a glorious bike. They make great dirt drop...
04-23-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,143
Posted By DangerousDanR

1) Never once have I supported bicycle licensing...

1) Never once have I supported bicycle licensing because it is always a pretext to put money in government coffers with absolutely zero benefit to the licensee.
2) This group of kids clearly are...
04-23-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,143
Posted By DangerousDanR

Just so we are clear, my time stamps refer to the...

Just so we are clear, my time stamps refer to the video shown in this article:...
04-22-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,143
Posted By Bald Paul

Okay, I'll bite. They were acting like jerks....

Okay, I'll bite.
They were acting like jerks. The police officers stopped them, asked them politely not to ride like jerks. A couple of them got loud mouthed and got what they deserved, using a...
04-13-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,466
Posted By Squeeze

I donated my old and well-worn road bike to a...

I donated my old and well-worn road bike to a bicycle co-op in 2019 because I live where gravel trails are everywhere and I was tired of being limited to pavement on 700x25 tires. I rode it on gravel...
03-26-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,550
Posted By Triplecrank92

Or PB Blaster and same approach. Turn it upside...

Or PB Blaster and same approach. Turn it upside down, remove BB and fill up the seattube with a lot PB Blaster and.......wait!
03-25-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,550
Posted By Steel Charlie

The steel will expand less and more slowly than...

The steel will expand less and more slowly than the aluminum. I'd go for a hair dryer on the frame and Liquid Wrench - they've worked wonders for me many times.
02-11-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By sd5782

Also look at the Suntour VX which I’ve read is...

Also look at the Suntour VX which I’ve read is basically an update of the V-GT. I have 3 and like them a lot. I believe they came in a long cage too. Very nice score on that bike.

As an aside, I...
02-11-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By The Golden Boy

I guess it sorta depends on what you have planned...

I guess it sorta depends on what you have planned for this bike.

The top of the line touring/ATB derailleur for 1985 would have been the XC. Just plain ol' "XC." It's going to have the highest...
02-10-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By scarlson

For a derailleur, it depends what you're going to...

For a derailleur, it depends what you're going to do with the rear wheel and number of gears. Anything up to 7-speed should be easily handled by any older Suntour with a long cage. I like the XC...
12-21-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By Lbxpdx

Today’s thrift store rescue

This has been sitting at my local thrift shop for the last two weeks. When I swung by today, it was 1/2 price, so it came home with me. I am partial to a chrome frame. I believe it is a 1986 model.
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09-25-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,566
Posted By merziac

Here's the next round. ;) Forte "minamalist"...

Here's the next round. ;)

Forte "minamalist" something or other


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08-26-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,450
Posted By L134

For your intended use I think you are...

For your intended use I think you are over-thinking the whole thing. Probably most anything will be fine. If you like over-thinking bikes (I do), I would agree with most already said except I...
08-23-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By C9H13N

Thanks for this. Interesting reading when...

Thanks for this. Interesting reading when combined with the piece on Disraeli Gears about “the curse of Duopar”. I can count on one hand the number of builds I’ve seen here with Berto’s supposed...
08-21-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,428
Posted By Wileyone

Brifters... So much "clutter" in the...

Brifters...
So much "clutter" in the cockpit.
08-17-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,903
Posted By merziac

Short answer, no. When this new crap...

Short answer, no.

When this new crap succumbs to the ravages of time, neglect, lubes that turn to sludge, parts and pieces that melt, deteriorate and implode, these will join the flood of planned...
08-16-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,442
Posted By Oldbill

Mid 80's Japanese bikes built by Kawamura and...

Mid 80's Japanese bikes built by Kawamura and Kuwahara with CrMo double/triple/quad butted frames.
08-16-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,442
Posted By 70sSanO

Univega never really became one of “those” bikes...

Univega never really became one of “those” bikes that people really sought after. But they were actually well made.

I have to confess that back in the 80’s I thought Univega was a Japanese brand...
08-16-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,442
Posted By Manny66

1970's Windsor Profesionals. ...

1970's Windsor Profesionals.

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08-16-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,442
Posted By madpogue

Chrome Ross MTBs

Chrome Ross MTBs
08-16-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,442
Posted By sheddle

Oh yeah, forgot to mention- "Store brand"...

Oh yeah, forgot to mention-

"Store brand" bikes, mainly Novara/Performance/Nashbar. A lot of these were high end Japanese/Taiwanese steel, and some Novaras were basically rebadged Centurions in...
06-28-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,497
Posted By dirtman

Rollfast coaster brake single speed

I spent today helping a buddy clean out the home of a deceased relative, the old guy passed away a number of years ago and they've been slowly trying to clean the place out. After digging through a...
06-17-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,991
Posted By JaccoW

1977 Gazelle Tandem

Right, so I just bought a tandem yesterday because... I wanted one. :D

It definitely needs some work but it was a mere €55 ($62) and I managed to ride it home fairly comfortably over the 9 km (5.5...
05-28-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,269
Posted By NitroExpress

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So here is one of my bikes, all original (except the tires & tubes) down to...
05-26-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By branko_76

All cleaned up and ready to be rebuilt... ...

All cleaned up and ready to be rebuilt...


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04-13-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 493
Posted By Johno59

The Last of the real Sunbeams

In 1947 and 1948 John Marston ( son of the Sunbeam founder) tried to maintain the quality of Sunbeam bicycle despite the relentless push by short-sighted management to reduce overheads costs and...
02-21-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8,198
Views: 2,630,815
Posted By eom

You can't just post bike porn like that and not...

You can't just post bike porn like that and not provide the build details. Ride reports too. Please.
02-09-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,994
Posted By robertj298

1984 Specialized Sequoia components?

I've had this in my garage for some time now. Paid $150 for it over a year ago....
02-04-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,303
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

​​​​​​In the early 90s Gripshift was the best...

​​​​​​In the early 90s Gripshift was the best non-thumbshifter option for MTBs. At the time, Shimano and Suntour both had push/push shifters that were awful. To upshift you pushed one tiny lever with...
01-20-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By abellanti

82 Stumpy neighborhood cruiser

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82 Stumpjumper
01-20-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8,198
Views: 2,630,815
Posted By smallpox champ

'85 Stumpjumper Sport, recently cleaned up for my...

'85 Stumpjumper Sport, recently cleaned up for my father. Mostly original except the bars and stem were long gone, my shop had the bullmoose laying around.

...
01-05-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8,198
Views: 2,630,815
Posted By dualresponse

1985 Schwinn Cimarron in action! ...

1985 Schwinn Cimarron in action!
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12-04-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 27,729
Posted By curbtender

It is. Working on a Canyon Express that's in a...

It is. Working on a Canyon Express that's in a lot of need.
07-24-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,173
Posted By OhioJTrek

Agreed. It was great to hear from somebody that...

Agreed. It was great to hear from somebody that had actually been racing in THIS YEAR'S tour...Though it was a shame the way it ended for him.
07-14-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 27,729
Posted By toavii

There’s a lot of early rigid manufactures that I...

There’s a lot of early rigid manufactures that I keep an eye out for. They rarely come up for sale. To me, not interested in anything “vintage” with suspension regardless of its pedigree.

My 86...
11-25-15, 05:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 28,958
Posted By adventurepdx

You rang? ;) (and thanks for the compliments!)...

You rang? ;)
(and thanks for the compliments!)

I'd love to see pics of the OP's Crested Butte. I'm no expert, but I don't think it's a 1987. According to this, the Crested Butte was only...
06-25-14, 05:03 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 150,081
Posted By bconneraz

Let's see your vintage Schwinn Cimarron

I know they're out there; let's see them! Post your 85-89 USA built Schwinn Cimarron!

The Schwinn Cimarron provides the perfect platform to build a commuter, a gravel grinder, a touring bike, etc....
03-25-12, 10:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 21,552
Posted By nlerner

They also make excellent 650B conversions: ...

They also make excellent 650B conversions:

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