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11-05-22, 10:05 AM
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Posted By casanewt

I forgot to chime in on this post and say how...

I forgot to chime in on this post and say how much I like the massive rear rack on the front. It makes the bike look like a battle rig!
10-18-22, 07:32 PM
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Views: 2,739,703
Posted By casanewt

I am a sucker for black & gold. Always wanted to...

I am a sucker for black & gold. Always wanted to find one of these early Mt. Hoods since they were originally named Force 1, the bike Ross rolled out in 1983 as their first mountain bike. Ross also...
10-16-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 101,555
Posted By casanewt

Found another survivor today in my size. 1991...

Found another survivor today in my size. 1991 25". Only non-original part is the stem. Original tires will need to go, but they are surprisingly not completely crumbling yet. Original seat in good...
07-01-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 917
Views: 311,062
Posted By casanewt

Hard for me to evaluate the price. It depends on...

Hard for me to evaluate the price. It depends on your needs. They are very well made bikes and you could not buy that level of bike new for anywhere near $175, but knowing the used pricing in this...
06-09-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By casanewt

Google features manga today and includes bicycle racing

Google's feature today included the history of manga, and this section about a bicycle racing manga was interesting... https://artsandculture.google.com/story/_gXBwGvo10VK_Q
06-08-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 391,542
Posted By casanewt

She cleaned up pretty nicely... ...

She cleaned up pretty nicely...



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06-07-22, 08:19 PM
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Views: 391,542
Posted By casanewt

Well, I finally snagged a 1988 Black Lightning....

Well, I finally snagged a 1988 Black Lightning. All original and in good condition, but needs a cleanup.
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05-25-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 277,649
Posted By casanewt

Found something fairly rare the other day. 1986...

Found something fairly rare the other day. 1986 Pro Miyata. First year of the Splined Triple Butted tubing for Miyata. It is also interesting that only the Pro had the fastback seat stays.
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11-20-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 114,518
Posted By casanewt

A couple of recent ones. ...

A couple of recent ones.

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07-28-21, 09:08 PM
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Views: 145,935
Posted By casanewt

I was lucky enough to land a pair of 25" 1986 Pro...

I was lucky enough to land a pair of 25" 1986 Pro Touring bikes. Father & son set with a lot of history.


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07-16-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1,515
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Posted By casanewt

Those are even the Miyata radial tires. The pair...

Those are even the Miyata radial tires. The pair that were on the 1985 Miyata 610 I found a few months ago were still in decent shape.
07-12-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,654
Posted By casanewt

After comparing serial numbers, ours are both...

After comparing serial numbers, ours are both 1983 Super Sport SPs, Silver Blue w/ Blue paint, 25.5 inch size, assembled on the same day, and only seven digits apart on the serial numbers on the...
07-12-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 304,876
Posted By casanewt

Wow. Mine is 3F03292! After comparing serial...

Wow. Mine is 3F03292!

After comparing serial numbers, ours are both 1983 Super Sport SPs, Silver Blue w/ Blue paint, 25.5 inch size, assembled on the same day, and only seven digits apart on the...
07-12-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 304,876
Posted By casanewt

I'll need to check it later on. In hindsight, it...

I'll need to check it later on. In hindsight, it does not surprise me that for the same year model and frame size that they were built around the same time. I know Trek manufactured that way back in...
07-11-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 304,876
Posted By casanewt

Funny you should ask...SAME! ...

Funny you should ask...SAME!

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07-11-21, 03:50 PM
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Views: 304,876
Posted By casanewt

Found some "rusty gold" today. Landed a 1983...

Found some "rusty gold" today. Landed a 1983 Schwinn Super Sport SP in my size. The very first road bike I bought when I was a kid with mowing money was a 1983 Super Sport. The SP is almost identical...
07-11-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 563,865
Posted By casanewt

Found a gem today. A Univega I did not know even...

Found a gem today. A Univega I did not know even existed. Check out this 1986 Univega Superlight. It's the Miyata Omnium frame rebadged as a Univega. It is all original except for the stem and...
04-25-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 277,649
Posted By casanewt

That moment when you finally wash a bike you...

That moment when you finally wash a bike you found a while back and you realize how much of a time capsule it actually is.

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02-28-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,186
Posted By casanewt

I forgot to mention that my friend that sold me...

I forgot to mention that my friend that sold me the used Bafang BBS02B and helped with the install is an admin of a Bafang builders group over on Facebook, if anyone is interested. ...
02-28-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,186
Posted By casanewt

Thanks for the input and all of the history. All...

Thanks for the input and all of the history. All of the different conversion options are very intriguing. Now that I did a conversion of an older bike and have put some miles on it, I must say it is...
02-28-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,186
Posted By casanewt

Correct. See below. ...

Correct. See below.

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02-28-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,186
Posted By casanewt

BB treading does not matter on the BBSXX series....

BB treading does not matter on the BBSXX series. It does not use them.
02-28-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,186
Posted By casanewt

These Bafang units are cadence sensing. Bafang...

These Bafang units are cadence sensing. Bafang has more expensive torque sensing units as well. Torque sensing is what Bosch, Yamaha, and other more expensive units have. Tongsheng is another option...
02-27-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 21,945
Posted By casanewt

Changed my mind and decided to convert a...

Changed my mind and decided to convert a different bike. I knew my old motorcycle buddy Michal was a serious mountain biker, but I did not know until a few years ago that he was also a big e-bike...
02-19-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,223
Posted By casanewt

Here she is in all of her caliper-converted...

Here she is in all of her caliper-converted glory!

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02-17-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,223
Posted By casanewt

Wow, very different on my 720... ...

Wow, very different on my 720...


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02-17-21, 03:16 PM
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Views: 12,223
Posted By casanewt

I could geek out on these types of details all...

I could geek out on these types of details all day long! Thanks again for sharing, and let me know if you want any pictures or measurements to compare our two same year/same size touring kings. Mine...
02-17-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,223
Posted By casanewt

So I had been following this thread and its...

So I had been following this thread and its wealth of tips and knowledge since you posted it. Thanks for taking the time to document your journey with this build! I have a few of the long wheelbase...
02-16-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 51,752
Posted By casanewt

Site is still available when I go to it......

Site is still available when I go to it... http://vintagelotusbicycles.com/
02-04-21, 07:48 PM
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Posted By casanewt

Landed this time-capsule 1985 Miyata 610 tonight....

Landed this time-capsule 1985 Miyata 610 tonight. It even has the original Miyata radial tires! Just needs a tune & clean and I can get it out on the road. I have to laugh at the "Miyata Cotterless"...
01-03-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 194,775
Posted By casanewt

Finally ran across a reasonably priced...

Finally ran across a reasonably priced Bridgestone that I was interested in. This is a 1988 RB-3. It is one of the Taiwanese built frames made with Tange 5 P.G.(Plain Gauge) Cr-Mo. Looks to be mostly...
01-03-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,072
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Posted By casanewt

TSIV in my region......

TSIV in my region... https://bgky.craigslist.org/bik/d/smiths-grove-fuji-vintage-18-speed-bike/7246219370.html
11-25-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 136,573
Posted By casanewt

My one-owner 1992 Bravado with Bomber upgrade. ...

My one-owner 1992 Bravado with Bomber upgrade.

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11-08-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,700
Posted By casanewt

I tend to find the coolest stuff when I'm not...

I tend to find the coolest stuff when I'm not really looking. 1986 Miyata 1000.
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08-29-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 563,865
Posted By casanewt

Good Lord. I guess I need to start hitting the...

Good Lord. I guess I need to start hitting the thrift shops instead of CL and FM.
08-16-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,700
Posted By casanewt

So I am actually faster on my long wheelbase,...

So I am actually faster on my long wheelbase, cantilever beauties than I am on my flashy, racier geometry, road racers. Does that make me weird? Just makes me chuckle when I make passes on the trail.
08-11-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,784
Posted By casanewt

You must have a TALL daughter! She has great...

You must have a TALL daughter! She has great taste. That is also my favorite color combo and my size. I had a 1985 Club in the red & yellow a while back.
08-01-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 304,876
Posted By casanewt

Another Tenax Schwinn back in my garage. Found a...

Another Tenax Schwinn back in my garage. Found a 1987 Super Sport in my size and in the amazing magenta/white paint job. It is an early build(357th day of 1986), and oddly it has the non-aero Shimano...
07-17-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 145,935
Posted By casanewt

Just landed this Panasonic ATB! It was definitely...

Just landed this Panasonic ATB! It was definitely worth the 3 hour round trip this evening. It looks like it was barely ridden and stored inside for a long time.

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07-17-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,739,703
Posted By casanewt

Just landed this Panasonic ATB! It was definitely...

Just landed this Panasonic ATB! It was definitely worth the 3 hour round trip this evening. It looks like it was barely ridden and stored inside for a long time.
...
06-25-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 157,252
Posted By casanewt

Vintage Hite-Rite on my '87 ...

Vintage Hite-Rite on my '87

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06-21-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,700
Posted By casanewt

Finally got the Trek 410 out for a proper...

Finally got the Trek 410 out for a proper shakedown ride this morning. I can now see why so many like the ride quality of this frame. Very comfortable but also responsive. 28MM tire width is...
06-20-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,700
Posted By casanewt

So, due to my crazy addiction of scouring...

So, due to my crazy addiction of scouring Craigslist and FB Marketplace over the last couple of years for awesome deals, I have gathered quite a collection of Eighties touring bikes in my frame size...
06-18-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,700
Posted By casanewt

There are so many classics popping up for sale...

There are so many classics popping up for sale the last two months or so. I'm lucky to be in a position to jump on them when I can. People are clearing out their garages! I have this exact 1984 520...
06-18-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 600,993
Posted By casanewt

There are so many classics popping up for sale...

There are so many classics popping up for sale the last two months or so. I'm lucky to be in a position to jump on them when I can. People are clearing out their garages! I have this exact 1984 520...
06-17-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 563,865
Posted By casanewt

Not C&V, but have you folks been following along...

Not C&V, but have you folks been following along as Univega USA has been launching? https://www.univega-usa.com/

Forbes article that gives a lot of detail on Kent International's ownership of the...
06-16-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 563,865
Posted By casanewt

Landed a 1986 Gran Rally tonight. Nice to have a...

Landed a 1986 Gran Rally tonight. Nice to have a 'vega back in my garage. It was worth the 2 hour round trip for sure. Almost entirely original except for the seat and the pedals.

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05-23-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,700
Posted By casanewt

On that note... ...

On that note...

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05-21-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 600,993
Posted By casanewt

This could be the most beautiful bike I have...

This could be the most beautiful bike I have landed yet. S/N M5E8B73, so it falls into the weird out of sequence realm according to Vintage Trek Bikes- Information on Steel Road Bicycles made by the...
05-17-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 263,447
Posted By casanewt

Congrats man! It looks amazing and I'm sure it...

Congrats man! It looks amazing and I'm sure it rides amazing as well.
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