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03-04-24, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By cycleheimer

Amazing, but true!! I was reading through the...

Amazing, but true!! I was reading through the letters to the editors and spotted a familiar name. We tried starting a college cycling club back in college. Looked him up. Same guy! Amazing!
A...
12-25-23, 08:03 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 82,942
Posted By cycleheimer

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1982 MOTO GR
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12-17-23, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,918
Posted By cycleheimer

I wound up getting an '84 Canyon Express in my...

I wound up getting an '84 Canyon Express in my size. First year, top-of-the-line production line ATB from Peugeot. The Cobalt Blue paint is brautiful!...
11-05-23, 08:21 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 17,885
Posted By cycleheimer

Buy to ride, and be careful when you buy. Make...

Buy to ride, and be careful when you buy. Make sure it's what you want, it's the correct size, and that it is in reasonably good shape. Trying to resell something you probably shouldn't have bought...
10-07-23, 04:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By cycleheimer

HOW TO SNEAK IT IN... "Stumble" upon the auction!...

HOW TO SNEAK IT IN... "Stumble" upon the auction! Plan a trip to Hudson, N.Y. Believe it or not, it was a major whaling port 200 years ago. Up there with New Bedford, MA! President Martin Van Buren's...
09-10-23, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By cycleheimer

An older version, if you can find one, simply...

An older version, if you can find one, simply mounts to the rear brake. I have one on my 1st generation Fuji America. The later versions provided greater stability for loaded panniers....
09-09-23, 05:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,409
Posted By cycleheimer

Many of them. They were the ones with steel rims...

Many of them. They were the ones with steel rims that could never be properly trued, cottered steel crank sets, nightmarish deraileurs like the Allvit-Huret, etc. Then I bought a Fuji and found...
08-23-23, 04:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,387
Posted By cycleheimer

It's been a really dry bike summer, which for me...

It's been a really dry bike summer, which for me is a good thing. The market is pretty beat right now. I did, however, add this to my collection this summer. It did not look like this as purchased,...
07-30-23, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By cycleheimer

Bar-end shifters were $75 back in 1993?!?

Bar-end shifters were $75 back in 1993?!?
07-09-23, 11:12 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,137,991
Posted By cycleheimer

Pinarello Treviso (mid-'80s model) for $50 on NY...

Pinarello Treviso (mid-'80s model) for $50 on NY CL. Bike is north of NYC in Ossining, NY. Bike is listed as a project bike. Set up as single speed, but seller has AND is including original Campy...
06-30-23, 05:20 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,137,991
Posted By cycleheimer

1975/76 "first generation" Fuji America. Bike was...

1975/76 "first generation" Fuji America. Bike was purchased new in June 1976 (from FB posting), which was just before the bicentennial. 25" frame with 27" wheels. In burgundy! If it were near me...
06-16-23, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,131
Posted By cycleheimer

I love the '70s-style touring set-up on page 53! ...

I love the '70s-style touring set-up on page 53! It's what I was aiming at with my commuter. There is so many great little details within the photos and ads you find in these magazines! Thanks for...
06-10-23, 03:58 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,137,991
Posted By cycleheimer

Panasonic Pro Touring (1986?) for $35

Bike is in Hillsdale, N.J. It was listed 6 hours ago on FB Marketplace as "Panasonic Bike". Frame looks to be 48cm....
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By cycleheimer

Every now and then you stumble across something...

Every now and then you stumble across something decent at a bargain price, but as usual there are way too many mediocre bikes out there at really high prices. I think everybody thinks they are still...
05-28-23, 10:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,371
Posted By cycleheimer

I saw this thread and it motivated me to post a...

I saw this thread and it motivated me to post a thread about my '84 Peugeot Canyon Express. Here it is.......
05-28-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,624
Posted By cycleheimer

1984 Peugeot Canyon Express MTB

I am not a MTB guy, but these mid-eighties versions caught my attention when I was looking into the Surly LHT. This one was the top-of-the-line in the Peugeot catalog. It was also a bike from the...
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By cycleheimer

Don't waste your time. I myself would grab it for...

Don't waste your time. I myself would grab it for $75 to $100 to recondition, modify (bar-cons, etc.) and ride. Motobecanes are great bikes, the Grand Jubilee is a great model, '78 was a great model...
05-26-23, 04:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By cycleheimer

The Saratoga is a nice bike. Mine is from...

The Saratoga is a nice bike. Mine is from '91.There were a few changes made from your model year....
05-25-23, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By cycleheimer

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05-25-23, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By cycleheimer

It looks like a 1985 model, which I think was the...

It looks like a 1985 model, which I think was the second year for the Club Fuji. The catalog and specs are online. Pretty light at 23 pounds, and with 700c wheels!
05-07-23, 05:49 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 60,063
Posted By cycleheimer

This is an '82 Vitus 172 Grand Record that came...

This is an '82 Vitus 172 Grand Record that came up on the "are you looking for one of these" thread. At first I thought the chrome fork was a replacement, but it was the original that the '82s came...
04-26-23, 02:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,782
Posted By cycleheimer

'82 Moto GR

It's a really nice bike posted by Clang that came with some nice extras. I had set it aside until this week to work on. I've cleaned and repacked the bearings in the hubs and headset. Next on the...
04-13-23, 07:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,080
Posted By cycleheimer

It is Vitus 172. When I first saw the seller's...

It is Vitus 172. When I first saw the seller's photo I thought the chrome fork was a replacement. Then I looked up the catalog and found that's the way they came in '82. Yea, it's a nice rider. It...
04-12-23, 08:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,080
Posted By cycleheimer

My '82 Grand Record was a fairly clean "barn...

My '82 Grand Record was a fairly clean "barn find". I actually found it via the B.F. "are you looking for one of these" thread. I still have yet to disassemble and overhaul it. Nice riding bike....
04-02-23, 06:40 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 17,715
Posted By cycleheimer

1981 Fuji Royale in Anthracite Gray in my size. I...

1981 Fuji Royale in Anthracite Gray in my size. I had an '81 S-12-S, which was too small, and the frame and components were date stamped the same month as those on the Royale. Some major swapping, a...
03-26-23, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By cycleheimer

The Fuji America is a top choice from this era....

The Fuji America is a top choice from this era. The model was nicely upgraded from 1975 through the early '80s. The evolution of the Fuji America, involving numerous upgrades and refinements, is...
03-26-23, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
Posted By cycleheimer

Fantastic! Great idea for a ride, and a very...

Fantastic! Great idea for a ride, and a very produced video.
03-24-23, 08:39 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,137,991
Posted By cycleheimer

"The patient is one 'sick little puppy'. The...

"The patient is one 'sick little puppy'. The healthy mind would effectively accumulate this many mid-range+ road bikes."
03-05-23, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 902
Posted By cycleheimer

Thanks for sharing! I actually have a N.O.S....

Thanks for sharing! I actually have a N.O.S. 3-speed from '73 that has never been assembled, so seeing this was really enjoyable!
02-27-23, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By cycleheimer

Looks like a promotion shot for Hercules. She was...

Looks like a promotion shot for Hercules. She was under contract to them for a few years.
02-26-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By cycleheimer

Eileen Sheridan's Hercules Maestro

Eileen Sheridan was one of the greatest cyclists of all time. She passed away this month in England at the age of 99. She rode a Hercules Maestro while setting many of her records. The first photo is...
08-22-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,913
Posted By cycleheimer

Enjoy it. It's good for occassional slower paced...

Enjoy it. It's good for occassional slower paced local riding on level terrain. Just take it easy with it, and avoid riding in the rain. Older brake pads (tend to dry and harden with age) have very...
08-21-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,381
Posted By cycleheimer

You don't have to make excuses! It's a Moto GT...

You don't have to make excuses! It's a Moto GT that was "Made in France", and it is in really nice condition. I would have been all over that like "white on rice", especially since it's my size....
08-21-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,913
Posted By cycleheimer

I worked on these in the '70s. I also maintained...

I worked on these in the '70s. I also maintained a small rental fleet of them. Nice catch, and nicely "nostalgic". As mentioned, they are basic and get the job done. Check the frame for breaks where...
08-21-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,928
Posted By cycleheimer

It sure looks to be in good shape! I do believe...

It sure looks to be in good shape! I do believe 3-speeds with 27" rims were available in the 1950s. I have a later Raleigh Gran Sport which is still N.O..S. out of the box with all the original...
08-06-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By cycleheimer

I saw that cover the other day. A 1960s Schwinn...

I saw that cover the other day. A 1960s Schwinn frame was the first thing that came to mind....
06-20-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By cycleheimer

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05-11-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,902
Posted By cycleheimer

'81 Fuji & '91 Fuji ...

'81 Fuji & '91 Fuji
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04-10-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By cycleheimer

Nice! I have a Campy-equpped Alfana. Great riding...

Nice! I have a Campy-equpped Alfana. Great riding bike, even if it isn't in "celeste". I got over that issue within 5 minutes of my first ride on it! You did well on the price! They all usually need...
04-04-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,209
Posted By cycleheimer

Ditto. They were almost impossible to "true"....

Ditto. They were almost impossible to "true". Then you'd get the cheapo kids bikes with those dented rims from curb hopping. You would have to tap them back in using a block and hammer before trueing...
04-01-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,997
Posted By cycleheimer

I had a Skyway 3 speed as a kid. Probably around...

I had a Skyway 3 speed as a kid. Probably around 1968 or 1969. I think it cost around $29. They were not durable like a Schwinn.
03-29-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,798
Posted By cycleheimer

Sounds like a nice deal, especially if you get it...

Sounds like a nice deal, especially if you get it for $60. An English bike with reliable Japanese components makes a nice combination. Easier to work on and fewer headaches.
02-23-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,137,991
Posted By cycleheimer

This is totally off the chain! A LE CHAMPION...

This is totally off the chain! A LE CHAMPION (Reynolds 531 frame/forks + Campy components)! Check out the "Made in Italy" Bianchi! I am tempted to drive the 3+ hours each way like Steve McQueen for...
02-21-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 294,798
Posted By cycleheimer

The Saratoga touring model in the same color and...

The Saratoga touring model in the same color and similar decal designs. One of my favorite Fujis, but a bit heavy....
Replies: 32
Views: 2,733
Posted By cycleheimer

Worth .... keeping!

Worth .... keeping!
02-09-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,145
Posted By cycleheimer

That's was a good deal on a super reliable, well...

That's was a good deal on a super reliable, well made bike. I have a nice collection of Fujis, and have had many more over the years. Really good choice. This is my subtly upgraded Royale, which I...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15,695
Views: 12,378,216
Posted By cycleheimer

I have made some very subtle upgrades to this '81...

I have made some very subtle upgrades to this '81 Fuji over the years. Switching to bar-cons was one of the best things I did. ...
01-31-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,064
Posted By cycleheimer

The Volpe is versatile, and well regarded. I had...

The Volpe is versatile, and well regarded. I had gotten a deal on one, but the frame size was too small. I was hoping to use it as a touring bike. Anyway, it sold fast. Cleaned, adjusted and lubed...
01-30-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,773
Posted By cycleheimer

Yes indeed they are, and yes I am with mine....

Yes indeed they are, and yes I am with mine....
01-29-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,654
Posted By cycleheimer

Road bikes with 25" frames are not that hard to...

Road bikes with 25" frames are not that hard to find. There are also 26" and 27" frames out there, although they are not that common. If that turns out to be the size you need, keep your eyes open...
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