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04-22-24, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By Polaris OBark

If it fits 35s, try to cram in 38s.

If it fits 35s, try to cram in 38s.
04-20-24, 09:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 910
Posted By Jeff Neese

I run mine like Golden Boy. Up all the way...

I run mine like Golden Boy. Up all the way around the bend and across the flats, exit near the stem and then crossed over in front. (Then cross over the cables under the down tube).
04-19-24, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 910
Posted By Aubergine

Yeah. I don't like that either. What I do is exit...

Yeah. I don't like that either. What I do is exit the brake housing just below the brake levers, where there is a more or less natural opening in the bar tape. Let's see if I can find a pic . . . ....
04-18-24, 03:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,057
Posted By hhk25

I feel like a hoarder

I have some nice vintage bikes - 80s era steel tourers mostly. I never ride them because 9 times out of 10, I just jump on my modern hybrid out of convenience.

I was going to give away a mint 1984...
04-18-24, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 662
Posted By BTinNYC

Cést fini...really this time

Peugeot UO-18 Mixte for my daughter. 2x9 with Ultegra STI shifters and FD, a 105 RD, and a FSA Gossamer 50/34 crankset. The French thread ROI BB holding a 30mm axle is pretty cool. 700c rims with...
04-12-24, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By PhilFo

I've seen the Superbe decal on the downtube above...

I've seen the Superbe decal on the downtube above or below clamp-on shifters.
04-12-24, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 864
Posted By Glennfordx4

Final log off for Glennfordx4

Hello everyone,


My husband, Glenn, spent a lot of time here over the years and said countless times both how much help he received in his many projects, how he enjoyed sharing his experiences to...
04-10-24, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By r0ckh0und

Ya, all these I've seen in the past have those...

Ya, all these I've seen in the past have those janky dropouts on the front forks. I like this one better.
04-10-24, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By nesteel

I'm disappointed that your disposing of that 930...

I'm disappointed that your disposing of that 930 frameset.
04-10-24, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Piff

Wow, the paint is impeccable. Great score! And...

Wow, the paint is impeccable. Great score! And a very interesting triple half step setup...

What are those pedals?
04-10-24, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By r0ckh0und

r0ckh0und's Ross Super Gran Tour XV

Bought this from a scrapper this morning. It was given to him by a neighbor. Thank goodness he had the wherewithal to keep it from the crusher. Ishiwata 024 tubing with nearly complete Arabesque...
04-07-24, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By squachie

1997 Bontrager Privateer retro-mod

This is my 97' retro-mod. Lots of NOS goodies, The bike its self is NOS. I pulled it fresh from the box to do this build. The list of NOS parts are as follows. frame, fork, bars, stem, seat post, Slr...
04-07-24, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 1,129,399
Posted By IdahoBrett

My 1990 ST400. Since buying it last fall I’ve...

My 1990 ST400. Since buying it last fall I’ve added my own personal choices; Brooks saddle and tape, SKS fenders, Kenda CX tires. Koolstop pads are next. If I can quit buying project bikes I’ll give...
04-07-24, 03:11 AM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 1,129,399
Posted By AeroFred

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x1333/my_old_atb_now_8f72aa1695eab3a438c4c1946d89e8468c53d883.jpgHello,
I'm glad you appreciate it !

The Dia Compe Wing shifters are very...
04-05-24, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 1,129,399
Posted By bikamper

1990 Miyata 600GT. ...

1990 Miyata 600GT.
https://i.imgur.com/kIKY5Bdl.jpg
I bought it as a frame set in early 91 as my ride for PBP that year. I hung my own choice of parts on it. I built the wheels around SA brake drum...
04-05-24, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 629
Posted By kelbype

Trek TX 500 build help

Hi everyone. I'm new to posting here, but it has been an invaluable resource that helped me restore my first 2 bikes. An 84 Univega Gan Rally and an 85 Peugeot PSN10.
I've been hankering to restore...
04-05-24, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 1,129,399
Posted By Positron400

Nothing fancy in terms of tubing, but it's the...

Nothing fancy in terms of tubing, but it's the bike that "started it all". Most parts (aside from the headset) have since been changed. Even built my first set of wheels for it (Miche hubs 32H each,...
04-05-24, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 1,129,399
Posted By georges1

My favorite hybrid gravel touring bike after...

My favorite hybrid gravel touring bike after being upgraded, the 1993 Giant Tourer
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53577017873_81a7339715_b.jpg...
04-04-24, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 661
Posted By Markeologist

Bullmoose bars … faded away but are now oh so...

Bullmoose bars … faded away but are now oh so coveted. I see Fisher, Ritchey, Specialized, and WTB teams…this is post-wool shorts era so those are synthetic team uniforms…the plebeians seem to be...
04-04-24, 10:15 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,875
Posted By curbtender

Search Bridgestone in your local Craigslist and...

Search Bridgestone in your local Craigslist and see what you come up with. Make sure you come back here so we can approve it, lol.
04-01-24, 10:24 PM
Replies: 864
Views: 311,345
Posted By mattia76

I joined the Miyata cult by way of my 83...

I joined the Miyata cult by way of my 83 Expedition, which was always rumored to be similar to the Miyata 1000.
Alas, my Expedition was a 56 cm—a size too large. I managed, but was never...
03-30-24, 07:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,027
Posted By Classtime

In America in the 70s, nothing Japanese was high...

In America in the 70s, nothing Japanese was high end. I remember hearing a lot of jap ______and jap ______ from the “adults” as indicating low quality. :(
03-30-24, 04:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,027
Posted By Trakhak

Sometime in the mid-1970's, one of the strongest...

Sometime in the mid-1970's, one of the strongest local racers in southern Connecticut showed up at a race with a "high-end" Japanese bike. Shocking. Couldn't get my head around it. You deliberately...
03-26-24, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2,622
Views: 673,326
Posted By Bruce27

Needed another bike like a hole in the head...

Needed another bike like a hole in the head but... it will be a 2024 spring/summer project.
Serial# is marked as a 77 TX500. Not quite sure about the fork though.


...
03-26-24, 11:27 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 26,218
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Just to pull up an old thread :) Another...

Just to pull up an old thread :)

Another consideration is the 620 geometry change between 84 and 85. The 84 620 has 45.5cm chainstays while the 85 620 has 47cm chainstays (and accompanying longer...
03-24-24, 07:06 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,908
Posted By iab

Oooooo.... A complain about Eroica rules thread....

Oooooo.... A complain about Eroica rules thread. Haven't had one of those for days.
03-23-24, 03:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,563
Posted By bike-vintage.eu

hahah now I understend... get rich quickly...

hahah now I understend... get rich quickly selling vintage hoods good one ;)
03-20-24, 05:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,536
Posted By smontanaro

If you decide to get rid of them, let me know...

If you decide to get rid of them, let me know...
03-18-24, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,222
Posted By Headpost

Please forgive me for updating this old thread,...

Please forgive me for updating this old thread, however a few days ago the shifter boss assembly broke again. I think there just wasn't enough bolt-end going into the broken shifter boss for the...
03-18-24, 02:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,798
Posted By polymorphself

I started building it up and I didn't love the...

I started building it up and I didn't love the fit of it. It would have been doable (taller stem mostly), except that my 86 Voyageur came along as an option so I sold both this 615 and my 310 to...
03-17-24, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 762
Posted By non-fixie

I bought one of those a few weeks ago, at a...

I bought one of those a few weeks ago, at a jumble sale. I like that the top opens on the rider's side, as well as its modest size, which is nice for using it on a mini front rack.

My "Ref 272" is...
03-17-24, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 762
Posted By El Chaba

A few years back, I made a stiffener for mine so...

A few years back, I made a stiffener for mine so that it would hold its shape nicely without a decaleur. I normally use a smaller bag on the two bikes that I own that are set up for front bag use. It...
03-17-24, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 762
Posted By El Chaba

I think you are right, it was assumed that one...

I think you are right, it was assumed that one would use the TA rack. That one was the only one that had any meaningful distribution in the US. It was also assumed that one would attach the top of...
03-17-24, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 762
Posted By steelbikeguy

I knew they existed; at least they were in the...

I knew they existed; at least they were in the Cyclo-Pedia catalog that I ordered Euro stuff from. The catalog doesn't mention what sort of support it was meant to work with. I suppose there is an...
03-17-24, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 762
Posted By Pcampeau

TA Specialties Handlebar bag

A few years ago I was given a box miscellaneous vintage bike stuffs: Some old freewheels, old chains, bottle cages, cable clamps and such. At the bottom of the box, collapsed and folded up under all...
03-17-24, 01:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,427
Posted By Kilroy1988

My current one is among the most reliable models...

My current one is among the most reliable models built in the last few decades, and it's still a headache... I drive them daily and for work purposes, often in natural and agricultural settings, so...
03-16-24, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 738
Posted By schensted

My front pads are pretty level but the rear pads...

My front pads are pretty level but the rear pads hit the rim at a distinct downward angle. Thanks for the tip on the SunTour XC Pro cantis. I’ll see if I can find a set.

This bike is pure friction...
03-16-24, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 980
Posted By Mad Honk

1981 Trek 950 build

I think it is time for a thread dedicated to my latest acquisition instead of just mentioning it in others. I had not been looking for another bike, but AdventureManCO sent this frame to me after he...
03-16-24, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By Steel1

Slowly updating here (about 1 month old info). ...

Slowly updating here (about 1 month old info).
Not really any new info on the frame pedigree yet.

I frame-savered the frame and fork, then did a cleaner wax.
The cleaned up groupset is shown...
03-15-24, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 738
Posted By schensted

I tried a 700c wheel on the front. Everything...

I tried a 700c wheel on the front. Everything looks good to me, but I’d love hear from those with more experience doing these conversions. What should I be looking for?
...
03-15-24, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 738
Posted By schensted

I’m curious, in what way was the Miyata better?...

I’m curious, in what way was the Miyata better? Was the handling under load significantly different? The Fuji seems to have pretty low trail; perhaps it would perform better with a heavier front...
03-14-24, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By riverdrifter

A couple more photos. ...

A couple more photos.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/cfbaa3b6_05df_4664_a60b_42644c0b1898_ff7d11b70e45996c526331ba7d6abfa6ab3e811f.jpeg...
03-14-24, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 738
Posted By schensted

‘84 Fuji Touring Series V Refurbishment

I’ve always admired the Japanese-built loaded touring bikes of the early-mid ‘80s, classics like the Miyata 1000, Specialized Expedition, Nishiki Cresta, and the subject of this project, the Fuji...
03-11-24, 05:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,400
Posted By Murray Missile

I just grabbed this as a quick example, never...

I just grabbed this as a quick example, never gave the QR much thought.

I've had a few bikes with the QR on the hanger like the one pictured but Suntour or Dia Compe IIRC, the ones I had were...
03-10-24, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
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Views: 586
Posted By smontanaro

Yes, it is. He dropped off the bike with a new...

Yes, it is. He dropped off the bike with a new saddle and said tape (in box). Later, when I got started, I noticed the texture. Here's our text exchange.

Me: You okay with a smidgen of velour...
03-10-24, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,312
Posted By Stosheroo

Reinventing a 1988 Trek 520

I just bought a 1988 Trek 520 frame and am getting ready to turn it into an everyday bike for riding paved bike paths and mostly flat, paved back roads. I may also try my hand at short, lightly...
03-10-24, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Ntd
Views: 586
Posted By smontanaro

Yup. In this case, the momentum actually...

Yup. In this case, the momentum actually increased a few days before when I installed some new tape on my bro-in-law's bike. That job didn't totally suck, so I figured I might get lucky with my own...
03-10-24, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 514
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Anybody use Soma RD cage set?

Got a build coming up ( thanks MadHonk) that seems like the place I ought to use a Campy NR crankset that has been sitting in a drawer. Issue is that with NR I can only go to 42. Could go lower than...
03-09-24, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Ntd
Views: 586
Posted By smontanaro

Ntd

My Schwinn Super Sport badly needed new handlebar tape. It's my winter road bike, so gets very little attention unless something really goes wrong. (I did put fenders on it back in January to...
03-02-24, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,339
Posted By Piff

I ended up getting rivendell's GOAT gloves. Very...

I ended up getting rivendell's GOAT gloves. Very nice quality.
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