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Posted By plonz

For basic pedaling around, I’m all about that...

For basic pedaling around, I’m all about that Paramount. One of my fave mtb paint jobs from the 90s. I think it has serious cool factor. The Kona is just too ordinary IMO.

Then again, I unloaded...
04-15-24, 08:15 PM
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Posted By plonz

Those cranks remind me of Takagi and Sugino...

Those cranks remind me of Takagi and Sugino anodized cranksets from my BMX youth. Sweet!
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Posted By plonz

Quattro is believed to be a Suntour line...

Quattro is believed to be a Suntour line according to VeloBase. Pretty cool find. Nothing wrong with FIR EL19 rims either. I’ve had a single searching for a mate for some time.
04-07-24, 06:39 AM
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Posted By plonz

Normally not my thing but I’ve gone back to this...

Normally not my thing but I’ve gone back to this a few times now. I see a trip up to Belmont, MI in my future this afternoon.

EDIT - Wasn't meant to be. Bike was sold today before I could get to...
04-05-24, 04:59 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By plonz

Absolutely possible. What you need to do depends...

Absolutely possible. What you need to do depends on what you have and what you want.

Silver anodized rim that you want to polish but not necessarily high-polish. The difference being the former...
04-04-24, 04:36 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By plonz

Circa 1981. Me on my beloved Team Mongoose...

Circa 1981. Me on my beloved Team Mongoose placing 3rd at some sort of BMX enduro event IIRC.
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04-04-24, 04:20 AM
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Posted By plonz

That is a seriously fine machine. :thumb:

That is a seriously fine machine. :thumb:
03-28-24, 07:03 PM
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Posted By plonz

White Industries T11 Hubs. Not C&V but dang...

White Industries T11 Hubs. Not C&V but dang gorgeous and sure look good on a resto-mod C&V build.

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Posted By plonz

Raleigh 555 SL tubing would indicate a Raleigh...

Raleigh 555 SL tubing would indicate a Raleigh USA Super Course from 1983-1985. 1983 is a black and gold colorway. 1984 and 1985 are blue with a lot of chrome. I think there may have been two...
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Views: 1,416
Posted By plonz

Search sold items on eBay and you’ll get a feel...

Search sold items on eBay and you’ll get a feel for the value of a DA7700 groupset. I’m going to say around $350, not counting the wheelset. I just cobbled together a DA7800 groupset that totaled...
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Posted By plonz

This is the kind of bike the OP normally...

This is the kind of bike the OP normally appraises for others. I wish I could assure him he’ll recover his investment but I unfortunately cannot. Looks like a $100 +/-$25 bike to me.
03-11-24, 08:01 PM
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Posted By plonz

Classic horizontal-dropped Allez…and with Superbe...

Classic horizontal-dropped Allez…and with Superbe to boot. If I weren’t on the other side of the continent I’d be on my way to grab this one.
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Posted By plonz

My personal opinion is the “Terry” style bike...

My personal opinion is the “Terry” style bike limits your audience. $225 +/- $50 is my best guess.
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Posted By plonz

It does have the markings of a Campione del...

It does have the markings of a Campione del Mondo. I’m a bit suspect of the shift cables routing over the BB though. Maybe this was the case pre ‘83.

Pics make it look like a repaint and the build...
02-20-24, 06:05 AM
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Posted By plonz

Don’t let that gem get mixed up in the next box...

Don’t let that gem get mixed up in the next box ‘o crap for sale.

Banking on “yes”… congrats!
02-19-24, 04:54 PM
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Posted By plonz

That is the most complete group of Cyclone...

That is the most complete group of Cyclone components I’ve ever seen assembled. GLWS!
02-03-24, 08:38 AM
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Posted By plonz

Must have missed this thread earlier. Haven’t...

Must have missed this thread earlier. Haven’t shown the Tempo in a while so here it is proudly adorning its period-incorrect WHITE Charge Scoop.
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01-30-24, 06:17 PM
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Posted By plonz

There are plenty of us here that buy that buy a...

There are plenty of us here that buy that buy a sub $200 bike for a good 531, SL or T1 frame. We then hang $400+ of modern componentry on it to hold our own on a local shop ride. Still cheaper than...
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Posted By plonz

I’m in the $100 camp as well. Not really high...

I’m in the $100 camp as well. Not really high quality enough to appeal to a hoarding C&V enthusiast. Certainly a nice bike for someone wanting a basic, functional rider. Maybe $150 from that buyer...
01-22-24, 12:12 PM
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Posted By plonz

I used one of these on a Raleigh Technium 420 to...

I used one of these on a Raleigh Technium 420 to move the shifters from the stem to the downtube that did not have braze-ons. The one I bought was black and branded Origin8. Stripped the finish to...
01-15-24, 08:07 PM
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Posted By plonz

Good ratios on this one. I use a Maillard...

Good ratios on this one. I use a Maillard freewheel on my trainer with Shimano 600 6spd index shifting. Works really well with the indexing. GLWS!
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Posted By plonz

This one is far outside my purview but as I...

This one is far outside my purview but as I scrolled through the pictures, I was thinking to myself “this thing’s got to be worth a couple of grand”. Nice find!
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Posted By plonz

Specialized offers several road tires in 700 x...

Specialized offers several road tires in 700 x 24c and 26c. Black and tan walls. I’ve personally ridden the S-Works Turbo model and they are a terrific racing tire. Fast and comfy but do wear out...
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Posted By plonz

I think this bike could fetch $225-$250 in this...

I think this bike could fetch $225-$250 in this market. Needs a little primping like getting rid of the pump mount and the sensor wire. Rotate the bars, slide the saddle back and give it some...
11-30-23, 09:30 PM
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Posted By plonz

That’s a lot of cubes diluting that fine bourbon....

That’s a lot of cubes diluting that fine bourbon. Next you’ll tell us there’s a splash of ginger in there to boot.
11-25-23, 09:47 PM
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Posted By plonz

I love those Araya rims in the bronze color. ...

I love those Araya rims in the bronze color. Great fit with this beauty!
11-25-23, 09:39 PM
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Views: 2,667
Posted By plonz

I have one bike using a corn cob and it stays on...

I have one bike using a corn cob and it stays on my Kickr Trainer. '86 Schwinn Super Sport. 6 spd 13-18.

And yes I know the rim label is in the wrong direction. That's why the bike stays on the...
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Posted By plonz

If someone does fork over the cash, it’s not with...

If someone does fork over the cash, it’s not with the intent of competing in the local time trial circuit. It would likely be added to a collection and probably hung on a hook.

That being said,...
11-19-23, 09:18 AM
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Posted By plonz

FBOs, private planes, fine wines and F1. You...

FBOs, private planes, fine wines and F1. You have our sympathies for having to endure such hardships. :p
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Posted By plonz

That’s a fine Allez! Do the Claris levers and...

That’s a fine Allez! Do the Claris levers and tri-color RD play nice together? I’ll assume it indexes properly and no spare clicks.

I see some corrosion on the rear rim at the spoke holes. I’d...
11-17-23, 04:55 AM
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Posted By plonz

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/225x224/img_0506_be39472b2f7bed20367cfadb39ff3951cc56a44e.jpeg
11-15-23, 05:25 AM
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Posted By plonz

According to pages that still exist at...

According to pages that still exist at Vintage-Centurion, this maroon iteration would be a 1979. Here is your spec sheet
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Posted By plonz

OP follows the tried and true formula of taking...

OP follows the tried and true formula of taking the high-side valuations given here and listing for double on eBay. I guess you don’t get it if you don’t ask for it. GLWS.
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11-01-23, 07:21 PM
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Posted By plonz

^ So the lesson here is front indexing is stupid...

^ So the lesson here is front indexing is stupid because it is not compatible with vintage derailleurs?

DA 7800 is so simple. One tap and a trim bump on the big and a single tap on the little....
10-23-23, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,188
Posted By plonz

I think this one’s going to average 19+ with one...

I think this one’s going to average 19+ with one leg!

BTW, I have a set of older Ksyrium SLs (red hub) that I earmarked for the ‘84 Competition. I’ve stuck with the Ksyrium Elites instead because...
10-20-23, 08:58 PM
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Posted By plonz

I’d probably blow the whole $275 at my obligatory...

I’d probably blow the whole $275 at my obligatory visit to Journeyman Distillery on the way there. :)
10-20-23, 04:51 AM
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Posted By plonz

I think it’s going to need tires. :) I’ve...

I think it’s going to need tires. :)

I’ve been watching one of these for sale a couple of hours from me. If it were as clean as yours, I would have snagged it immediately. This will be a great...
10-17-23, 07:10 PM
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Posted By plonz

4 minutes…. What a bunch of slackers!

4 minutes…. What a bunch of slackers!
10-17-23, 02:52 PM
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Posted By plonz

Winner winner!

Winner winner!
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Posted By plonz

Wheelsets are tough. I’ve followed a few on eBay...

Wheelsets are tough. I’ve followed a few on eBay recently. As a buyer, getting a vintage set on the doorstep for less than $200 can be a challenge. I imagine trying to sell locally is crapshoot....
10-11-23, 08:02 PM
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Posted By plonz

My brother had one of these and he loved it. I...

My brother had one of these and he loved it. I remember the front end was prone to lifting off the ground under fairly light pedal effort. Made it very squirrelly IMO.
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Posted By plonz

$10,000 is a bit of an embellishment IMO. In...

$10,000 is a bit of an embellishment IMO. In 2012, I was convinced I was going to buy a new Specialized Venge aero road bike. Did several rides on an S-WORKS model and it was crazy fast. It was...
10-10-23, 05:09 AM
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Posted By plonz

I don’t post to this thread often but am really...

I don’t post to this thread often but am really drawn to this listing in Ann Arbor. 50s-60s Bauer Weltmeister in very nice shape. Price is 2x what I’d want to see but then again, it’s a rare one.
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Posted By plonz

Not an ‘86. They were Tenax-tubed with flashier...

Not an ‘86. They were Tenax-tubed with flashier graphics by then. Yours is a head-scratcher though. I spy a Tange Champion decal which along with an SP model designation, should put it at an ‘83. ...
10-09-23, 07:06 PM
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Views: 1,057
Posted By plonz

Love that color. Enjoy the build and please let...

Love that color. Enjoy the build and please let me know when you’re ready to offload that stem!
09-27-23, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By plonz

How did you get your hands on one of these? I...

How did you get your hands on one of these? I lived in Houston for 11 years and was determined to add a Romic to my stable before I left. Never could find the right subject. This one is definitely...
09-25-23, 04:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,008
Posted By plonz

If it’s not your primary go-fast bike, I’d leave...

If it’s not your primary go-fast bike, I’d leave the group as is. I personally love the stem but the bars do appear to be a challenge. It appears we ride similar setups so I think a combination of...
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Views: 711
Posted By plonz

Provided the inspection does not yield surprises,...

Provided the inspection does not yield surprises, I’d say the seller is right on the money. The Dura Ace bits alone can bring $300.

It’s nice to see something priced to move. Too many sellers...
09-15-23, 07:34 PM
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Views: 12,741
Posted By plonz

Nice! Looks like you have some naked Ksyriums on...

Nice! Looks like you have some naked Ksyriums on that Merlin. Still have a few sets of those myself.

Finally got my vintage average back to 19 this week so I’m joining your club whether it’s...
09-09-23, 09:02 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,138,164
Posted By plonz

I’m oddly fascinated by this contraption. Not...

I’m oddly fascinated by this contraption. Not $150 fascinated but I’d find a spot for it in my exercise room if it were sitting curbside.
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