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08-09-22, 04:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 648
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: 247
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.

...
08-01-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
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...
07-29-22, 04:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
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!

...
Replies: 7
Views: 407
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...
07-08-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By plonz

I saw that posted and pondered the internal...

I saw that posted and pondered the internal conflict I would endure if it were a 58-60. Fine bike!
Replies: 33
Views: 1,460
Posted By plonz

I know... let it go. On the market over a week,...

I know... let it go. On the market over a week, price has been reduced 3 times and now sits at $472.50.

Blue horseshoe loves Raleigh Portage... :)
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By plonz

Bit of a swag here but I like $400-$450. It’s...

Bit of a swag here but I like $400-$450. It’s clean, it’s cool and it has STI shifting (even if it is just Sora).
Replies: 33
Views: 1,460
Posted By plonz

OP’s bike has been listed for 3 days and price...

OP’s bike has been listed for 3 days and price has already been dropped to $525. Hopefully goes for at least $500 to keep us cheapskates in check. ;)
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By plonz

Iím no De Rosa expert but my first reaction was...

Iím no De Rosa expert but my first reaction was the forks were a threadless replacement. Then I saw other examples online with this same fork style and quill stems. Iím now thinking this is the...
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By plonz

I think the $500-$600 range mentioned above is...

I think the $500-$600 range mentioned above is about right. Have seen quite a few QRs listed in that range.
06-07-22, 04:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By plonz

“How come none of my friends have to pump their...

“How come none of my friends have to pump their tires up every morning before school?”

Heckuva nice thing for you to do. :thumb:
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By plonz

Agreed not worth much as it sits. If it was ready...

Agreed not worth much as it sits. If it was ready to ride with new bar tape, chain and sorting out the cables, then maybe worth $125 once all that was done.
Replies: 17
Views: 875
Posted By plonz

I’ll never understand the reasoning behind...

I’ll never understand the reasoning behind posting pics that are essentially puzzle pieces. A pic of the full bike would help. Is the frame steel or aluminum?
05-31-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By plonz

I tend to go with the shortest spindle I can...

I tend to go with the shortest spindle I can while maintaining correct chainline. My knees seem to notice small differences in Q Factor and the narrower the better for me.
05-18-22, 04:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By plonz

I would be all over this one too. Very cool...

I would be all over this one too. Very cool colorway that can be taken in so many directions.

Reminds me of another C&V item inspired by the works of Piet Mondrian.
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05-11-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By plonz

Nicely done Tempo. IMO, Tempos punch well above...

Nicely done Tempo. IMO, Tempos punch well above their weight class. Love the ride of my ‘85 but am always keeping an eye out for these later styles. This Italian flag colorway is my fave.
05-10-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By plonz

My serial number is 8710880. It also has the...

My serial number is 8710880. It also has the same seat stays as OPís


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05-10-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By plonz

I will tell you what you bought... an incredible...

I will tell you what you bought... an incredible bike! I have the exact frameset and it is the lightest and fastest in my C&V fleet. Very twitchy and not something I want to spend more than 2 hours...
05-06-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,159
Posted By plonz

This is a great self assessment of one’s...

This is a great self assessment of one’s collection. Impressive ranking for the Fuji. I suspect it will move onto/up some grail lists here.
05-03-22, 03:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By plonz

Being a mountain bike crank, spindles for the...

Being a mountain bike crank, spindles for the Mountain LX would have likely been spec’d for a 73mm shell. I would also assume it has a wider Q factor which puts the pedals further out. That’s a...
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By plonz

I think this is your answer. The mods probably...

I think this is your answer. The mods probably hurt the value to a true collector and I think the seller’s price point takes this into account. Maybe $100 too high but I don’t think it’s out of the...
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04-07-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By plonz

And here I thought he was in there forging some...

And here I thought he was in there forging some custom dropouts.
Replies: 19
Views: 657
Posted By plonz

You can try getting more than $40 for the stem...

You can try getting more than $40 for the stem but I think it’ll sell in the mid 30s. I’m also in the category of $0 on the aero rig.

And if OP had never used eBay, I would not recommend venturing...
03-26-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 70,508
Views: 11,538,888
Posted By plonz

This one just might have found its way into my...

This one just might have found its way into my bike cave this afternoon! Time to build up a set of 700c wheels.
03-25-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 949
Posted By plonz

Sam, a welder and tequila... what could possibly...

Sam, a welder and tequila... what could possibly go wrong!
03-24-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By plonz

Another vote for GP 5000 based on years of riding...

Another vote for GP 5000 based on years of riding GP 4000s. Very fast tire that still wears well.

While I have not ridden the Specialized Turbo Pro, I have ridden the S-Works Turbo. Finest...
03-12-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,097
Posted By plonz

The Suntour 6 speed spacing is called Ultra and...

The Suntour 6 speed spacing is called Ultra and works great for putting 6 cogs in 120mm OLD. Over time, I was able to cobble together a 13-15-17-20-24-28. Suits me perfectly for mid-range climbing...
03-05-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By plonz

^ You get to keep the bike and you sure better...

^ You get to keep the bike and you sure better keep that woman!
02-25-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By plonz

The cool thing about this review is any of us can...

The cool thing about this review is any of us can probably find one of these on our local Craigslist/FBM right now.
02-23-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,041
Posted By plonz

After a lot of years on this forum, I still get a...

After a lot of years on this forum, I still get a thrill out of coming across the random pic of a bike that just looks right (overlooking the tri-cage rig in this case). Great build!
02-17-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,442
Posted By plonz

My experience with eBay is the seller is...

My experience with eBay is the seller is ultimately responsible for delivery. He should be thankful youíre going to this length before requesting a refund.

As for the climate in MA these days, I...
01-30-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,371
Posted By plonz

Precisely why I stuck with the C&V forum. ...

Precisely why I stuck with the C&V forum. Generally civil responses from this gang. :thumb:
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By plonz

Another comparison for you. This one has been on...

Another comparison for you. This one has been on the local CL for months. IIRC it started at $1,200 and has steadily dropped to $900. Judging by the pics alone, it looks like a much nicer bike than...
01-25-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,831
Posted By plonz

Youíre worried about the handlebar bag? What...

Youíre worried about the handlebar bag? What about the tuba case on the back of the green one! :)
01-14-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,157
Posted By plonz

I have one worthy of this resurrected thread. My...

I have one worthy of this resurrected thread. My 1985 Peugeot PSN10 with its chalky layer of white sprayed over the original metallic beige. Gave it the sleeper package of DA7400 shifting and...
01-11-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By plonz

Love the Quadangle colors. My Team Mongoose was...

Love the Quadangle colors. My Team Mongoose was red, black and gold. Raced it as a teenager and relegated it to campus runner all through college. Good times!
01-06-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,915
Posted By plonz

I still have this rim and never found a mate for...

I still have this rim and never found a mate for it. Have since unlaced it and it’s in one of my storage boxes. I’m open to selling it and will reach out to the respondent.

FWIW, I was not very...
12-05-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,670
Posted By plonz

I assumed interested parties have found the '84...

I assumed interested parties have found the '84 Raleigh USA Touring Catalog but then again, we know what happens when one assumes.


1984 Raleigh Cycling of America Touring Catalog...
12-02-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,670
Posted By plonz

My personal preference but I definitely prefer...

My personal preference but I definitely prefer the yellow accents on the ‘84 Competition and Prestige. A couple of my all-time faves.
11-09-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By plonz

Don’t see these pop up too often. Another 7-9 cm...

Don’t see these pop up too often. Another 7-9 cm and I’d be doing some rationalizing. Nice bike and GLWS.
10-21-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,586
Posted By plonz

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By plonz

I followed Le Champions a few years ago...

I followed Le Champions a few years ago determined to get a frameset. Asking prices were typically in the $300-$350 range for a frameset and I wasn’t ready to go that high. From this experience I’d...
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By plonz

Thanks bikemig for the SB link. Good read. Hadn’t...

Thanks bikemig for the SB link. Good read. Hadn’t really given much thought to the different grades of fillet-brazed models in the vintage Schwinn lineup. Not sure I’m ready to drop four hundo on one...
10-06-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By plonz

Had a similar failure on a rear hub. Not sure...

Had a similar failure on a rear hub. Not sure if I rode it in that condition but I scrapped it as soon as I saw it.

I have a Campy NR hub that my buffing wheel yanked out of my hand and spit to...
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By plonz

Looking at the estimates, this must have some...

Looking at the estimates, this must have some allure to vintage Schwinn collectors. Not knowing what that is, feels like a $175 +/- $25 bike to the uninformed.
10-03-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By plonz

From how you describe the limit screws, my guess...

From how you describe the limit screws, my guess would be gunk in the pivot points. Not an uncommon issue and not always visibly evident.

Off the bike, a good soaking in the cleaner of your...
10-01-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,664
Posted By plonz

I never realized it but yes they are indeed made...

I never realized it but yes they are indeed made by Nitto. Interesting because Iíve not come across a Nitto-branded version.

I like that they offer 73 and 90 degree options in 10mm increments up...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,384
Posted By plonz

Quill keeps the bike period correct which is what...

Quill keeps the bike period correct which is what most folks here would insist on.

I use a threadless stem on one bike that I resto-modded with modern STI shifting. There are two reasons I went...
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By plonz

Thems some pretty lofty numbers for Tange...

Thems some pretty lofty numbers for Tange Champion 2 Japanese steel. Although very nice, pretty much an entry-level sport racer in a league with Centurion LeMans, Raleigh Grand Prix and Schwinn...
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