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10-01-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By 52telecaster

Looks excellent to me.

Looks excellent to me.
10-01-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Bianchigirll

Very nice. I only ever saw “bread n butter”...

Very nice. I only ever saw “bread n butter” Panasonics when I was in the business.

...
09-30-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By xiaoman1

plonz, You are a bit too hard with your...

plonz,
You are a bit too hard with your appraisal of your new acquisition, I think it looks great...those splashes of color really set off the frame color. :thumb:
Best, Ben
09-29-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By AdventureManCO

I don't know much at all about Panasonic bikes,...

I don't know much at all about Panasonic bikes, but that is a great score and looks great already!
09-12-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 120
Posted By dmark

If you need to check ERD here is a easy method to...

If you need to check ERD here is a easy method to measure using 2 j bend spokes and a caliper. The method was recently described on BF in a recent post but I cannot find it....
09-11-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By jamesdak

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Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By xiaoman1

Since he is selling these, maybe he should crack...

Since he is selling these, maybe he should crack open a pack and do a quick wipe down. ...
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By cb400bill

That bike has been for sale for at least three...

That bike has been for sale for at least three years. The first year or so the seller was asking $2000. Then he dropped it to $1100 and hasnít budged since.

Excellent condition. Yeah, surrrre.
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By wrk101

Sure, But if you are buying, do you have the pile...

Sure, But if you are buying, do you have the pile of parts to complete? Despite being "worth it", it may not be a good deal for YOU. Missing pieces: grips, handlebar, tires, tubes, pedals, seat,...
08-26-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 821
Posted By jamesdak

They're bikes so ride what you like. :thumb: ...

They're bikes so ride what you like. :thumb:

But I will admit too that pretty much each time I try to go "more modern" I just don't connect with the bike.

This is crazy light, crazy fast,...
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By ThisJustIn

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I ended up doing what you suggested as well as installing a new...
08-16-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By dmark

OK PM'd

OK
PM'd
08-08-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By rccardr

An 87 that I had powder coated in beige. Ran it...

An 87 that I had powder coated in beige. Ran it with Ultegra 10 speed:...
08-07-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By droppedandlost

1985 Shogun 800

1985 Shogun 800
Tange 2 frame, R400 8sp indexed shifters, Claris RD, Innicycle headset, IRD levers and Tektro 539 brakes

I was going to powdercoat it, but I bought a Bob Jackson and used up my...
07-30-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Ago15

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07-29-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1986) SCHWINN Circuit

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07-16-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By kermie

My 1985 Panasonic DX3000 came with the Golden...

My 1985 Panasonic DX3000 came with the Golden Arrow derailleurs and downtube shifters, so 1985 time frame would be a start on finding some. I have had no issues with mine, but I have only had the...
Replies: 3
Views: 274
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...
07-06-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,960
Posted By Roger M

How about one of those Holdsworth or VO 110BCD...

How about one of those Holdsworth or VO 110BCD cranksets? They look pretty similar to that Campagnolo piece.
07-01-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,285
Posted By dedhed

Tell them it was a Raleigh Portage

Tell them it was a Raleigh Portage
06-05-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By masi61

A stockpile of 7700 & 7800 (9 speed & 10 speed)...

A stockpile of 7700 & 7800 (9 speed & 10 speed) NOS chains.
06-01-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,116
Posted By 79pmooney

I wouldn't panic about this crack. I'm assuming...

I wouldn't panic about this crack. I'm assuming the post runs several inches below it. (If nor, I'd get a cheap but longer post for now.) Let's say the tube cracks all the way around and breaks...
05-18-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,554
Posted By rccardr

For reference: ...

For reference:
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Stock colors with Tricolor group; I added...
05-14-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,602
Posted By rjhammett

Super deal! It will turn out very nice once it is...

Super deal! It will turn out very nice once it is all cleaned up. Here is what a $75 Holdsworth Professional looks like (before and after restoration) that I too purchased in the MSP metro area....
05-11-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By CriticalThought

1975 Raleigh Competition Stunning Time Capsule - Rare Mint Black Dura Ace First Gen

So I've been keeping an eye out (and learning about) 80s Dura Ace in the hopes of finding a nice gruppo to build up my the 3Rensho frame I was fortunate to stumble across...
05-11-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By T-Mar

It's one character longer than the OP's serial...

It's one character longer than the OP's serial number. That makes me think that the OP's is missing or has a faintly struck leading 8. In which case, the first two characters would appear to...
05-10-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By 76SLT

I finally finished the bike. I ended up going...

I finally finished the bike. I ended up going with Velocity rims with Dura Ace hubs. I mentioned in an earlier post that I wanted to use parts from all the extras I had and I pretty much kept to that...
05-10-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By verktyg

1987 Raleigh UK Dealer Flyer

T-Mar Dylansbob plonz

Straight from the horse's mouth with lots of embroidery from the marketoids... Pages from a 1987 Raleigh flyer for the UK dealers:

History interspersed with Bull Pucky...
05-03-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,373
Posted By jamesdak

Ah the voice of reason! I remember...

Ah the voice of reason!

I remember strangers on various forums giving me crap for riding this bike. "Your bars are too high", "Your fit is all wrong", yada, yada, yada. Like they could know...
04-29-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By thinktubes

I use clear, self-adhesive bumpers. Stick well,...

I use clear, self-adhesive bumpers. Stick well, let the color show through, cheap, effective. Vast array of shapes and sizes.

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04-19-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle is what is generically...

The subject bicycle is what is generically referred to as spur gear drive. In mid-1890s the bicycle industry experienced a boom. resulting in a plethora of new manufacturers. The increased...
04-15-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By Bianchigirll

Just one more question.....Does your wife know...

Just one more question.....Does your wife know what an allen wrench is?

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Sorry I couldn't resist, I think I watch too...
04-03-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By TheSilverFox

Your bike looks awesome, perfectly period rad. ...

Your bike looks awesome, perfectly period rad. Like the Dura Ace, has me thinking about more upgrades. But something about my 105 cranks with perfectly preserved biopace sticker and weird oblong...
03-29-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,377
Posted By jjhabbs

There was a 760 that year that was full Superbe....

There was a 760 that year that was full Superbe. You can google old Trek catalogs. The 770 replaced the 970 in 1984. check out this link

1984 Trek Bicycle Brochure Part I - Racing Bikes...
03-26-22, 08:23 PM
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Views: 11,673,441
Posted By WGB

plonz Wise call. Great looking bike

plonz
Wise call. Great looking bike
03-13-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,484
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, yellow was the right answer for me on mine. ...

Yep, yellow was the right answer for me on mine.

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Then blue finishing tape to tie...
02-05-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,379
Posted By 1simplexnut

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half the bike room !
01-30-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,379
Posted By John E

The upper spokes are in tension when you hang...

The upper spokes are in tension when you hang your bike from a wheel, and these will protect you from elongation. Also, as pointed out above, the weight of the unloaded bike is trivial compared to...
01-24-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,114
Posted By jamesdak

Well, out of all my choices this is the one to...

Well, out of all my choices this is the one to come to mind. It just delivers raw riding fun each time I take it out.

In honor of the many miles it's given me I'll share it's path from when I...
01-15-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

There is some corrosion around the frame,...

There is some corrosion around the frame, particularly along the top tube, which I mostly chose to leave as is. The fork had a lot of scrapes and damaged paint so I decided to repaint it, finding a...
12-10-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By the sci guy

SOLD: 1994 Specialized Hard Rock Rebuild

***SOLD***

If this isn't considered classic/vintage enough, please feel free to move it to regular For Sale forum...

This is an updated classic Specialized Hard Rock MTB/trail bike. This was...
12-03-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,814
Posted By nlerner

Wow, just realized I actually have a copy of the...

Wow, just realized I actually have a copy of the 1984 Raleigh USA Lightweight Racing catalog in my files. Here's the cover and the page on the Prestige. I can scan the whole thing properly when I'm...
11-13-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,359
Posted By TPL

Bb cups creak / ovalized bb

3 or 4 turns of Teflon thread tape will solve your problem
11-04-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,481
Posted By obrentharris

rootboy

Scott Gabriel, known here as rootboy, died last May. I just got the news and thought it fitting to share a couple memories here. Scott was a talented, modest, and generous man. He contributed his...
10-28-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By look566 rider

Another look what followed me home post...

Good day all!

Was perusing local bike marketplace on fbook, and this popped up!

Serial number dates frame to 2000. Campy Daytona! And I'm OK with the triple rings. Frame and gruppo appear to...
10-28-21, 02:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,622
Posted By Redshift96

Give the 7901 chain a try if you get a chance. ...

Give the 7901 chain a try if you get a chance. Straight butter with the 7800/7803 drivetrain.
10-16-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,038
Posted By nlerner

Given what I see in the valuation forum, I...

Given what I see in the valuation forum, I thought it was Ripple.
10-04-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,325
Posted By T-Mar

The CR-18 is a hooked edge rim and should be good...

The CR-18 is a hooked edge rim and should be good for tyres with even a 38mm section width. You've got a bit of extra safety factor with 35mm. If this was a non-hooked rim with the measurement across...
10-01-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By La Brea Bike

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09-27-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By verktyg

Stem Insertion Depth

3" or 75mm to 80mm - or less depending on how long the threaded section of the steerer is.

You don't want the bottom of the steerer expanding in the threads:

Note how thin the steel is in the...
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