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10-03-23, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,450
Posted By due ruote

Or maybe they were a mad strong time trialist. It...

Or maybe they were a mad strong time trialist. It is quite the stout setup.
09-13-23, 01:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 796
Posted By due ruote

+1 to what Davester said in post #2. With a...

+1 to what Davester said in post #2. With a 52/40, your gearing will trend toward the high end. If your crankset allows it, changing the chainrings to something like 46/28 and pairing with, for...
08-24-23, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By due ruote

oops. Right you are. Thanks.

oops. Right you are. Thanks.
08-24-23, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By due ruote

SL-6208 downtube shifters

Price drop!

Shimano 600 downtube shifters, 6 speed indexing. Great condition.

$30 $20 net; shipping is included.

Please note:
I have added a photo as suggested, which shows one of the tabs...
08-23-23, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,393
Posted By due ruote

I for one donít know a thing about these bikes....

I for one donít know a thing about these bikes. But it sounds like you do, so kudos for the score.
Seems suitable for posting here:...
08-22-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,988
Posted By due ruote

Yeah, that's a real bummer. Here's hoping it's...

Yeah, that's a real bummer. Here's hoping it's not for good.
08-22-23, 11:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,194
Posted By due ruote

Itís a very cool frame. I like how the stripping...

Itís a very cool frame. I like how the stripping away of all superfluous details allows the functionality to exist as an elegant design. Maybe if the Shakers had built bikes, they would have looked...
08-22-23, 10:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,384
Posted By due ruote

I think this is key. Younger folks don't have the...

I think this is key. Younger folks don't have the point of reference of having grown up with these bikes. Sure, some will admire them for their looks, but it's not quite the same. The last time a...
08-15-23, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By due ruote

VO also has French cartridge units. And Phil...

VO also has French cartridge units. And Phil makes French cups.
07-28-23, 07:41 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 44,381
Posted By due ruote

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This one has gotten around. I found it by the curb...
07-28-23, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7,056
Views: 807,761
Posted By due ruote

Recently switched my Ď73 Stella town bike from...

Recently switched my Ď73 Stella town bike from single speed to 5 speed. Found this nifty bit at the co-op. My first stem shifter since I unloaded my Varsity in the mid-70ís. It works well and I like...
07-09-23, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By due ruote

OP says the axle is 132 and OLD is 126. Doesnít...

OP says the axle is 132 and OLD is 126. Doesnít that work out to 3mm per end? Seems like enough to me.
06-28-23, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By due ruote

38mm Soma Supple Vitesse tires are nice, and...

38mm Soma Supple Vitesse tires are nice, and maybe a bit less spendy than the RH ones.
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By due ruote

Regarding the soft vintage market, I think...

Regarding the soft vintage market, I think another factor is that there are lots more current production ďpracticalĒ bikes than a decade ago - gravel bikes, commuters, single speeds, etc. Vintage...
06-16-23, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By due ruote

A couple pics from the ride. ...

A couple pics from the ride.
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Bears?...
06-15-23, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By due ruote

We wound up doing most of the ride from Lake...

We wound up doing most of the ride from Lake McDonald lodge to Logan Pass. Our first mile or two was rough, but after that the road surface was great. Unfortunately we were met with a road closure...
04-02-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 81,146
Views: 13,383,500
Posted By due ruote

52 cm Trek 520, Birmingham, MI $300 ...

52 cm Trek 520, Birmingham, MI $300

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1262540228007117/?ref=search&referral_code=null&referral_story_type=post
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03-29-23, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By due ruote

Correct. Not pictured. My levers might be a...

Correct. Not pictured. My levers might be a variant of the one in Randyís diagram. Or maybe I added the washer at some point. I donít think so. I am the original owner of this 1978 bike and I believe...
03-29-23, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By due ruote

Fwiw, the lugged Trek Multitrack frames look...

Fwiw, the lugged Trek Multitrack frames look awfully similar. But I understand that sometimes there's a reason for going after a particular bike.
03-23-23, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 865
Posted By due ruote

Sorry for the double post - for some reason I am...

Sorry for the double post - for some reason I am unable to edit the previous one.

To clarify, some Huret dropouts have the RD stop in the wrong orientation to work with Campagnolo etc. In this...
03-22-23, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 865
Posted By due ruote

Sounds like you got a great deal on the frame. ...

Sounds like you got a great deal on the frame.
If I'm not mistaken, you should be able to upload pics to your album (part of your profile) even if you have <10 posts. Then others can still view them...
03-20-23, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By due ruote

I managed to find this one. ...

I managed to find this one.
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03-20-23, 05:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,973
Posted By due ruote

Cripes! I would have been psyched for days to...

Cripes! I would have been psyched for days to have found any of those. But especially the Mooney or Woodrup. I'm not a huge fan of Sante, but that Nishiki is a sweet frame. I bet it rides great.
Not...
03-20-23, 12:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,806
Posted By due ruote

I wonder if it's a 1-off/prototype/custom frame? ...

I wonder if it's a 1-off/prototype/custom frame?
Even for that period, those are really long. Also looks like ~0 BB drop. Stumpjumper indeed.
Replies: 33
Views: 1,923
Posted By due ruote

Too bad about that top tube. I wonder if it had...

Too bad about that top tube. I wonder if it had grommets originally that sealed the housing ports.
If it were me, step one would be get it mechanically sound and ride it some. If itís your size and...
03-12-23, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By due ruote

If you have 2-3 mm clearance on either side, that...

If you have 2-3 mm clearance on either side, that sounds good enough for a test build. Then if it all works out, you could massage a bit more room into the stays.
02-17-23, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By due ruote

I doubt it's either WB or Rino. This site...

I doubt it's either WB or Rino. This site (https://www.bicycleoutfitter.com/product/selle-san-marco-concor-supercorsa-le-rino-389923-1.htm) describes it as textured calf skin, which sounds about...
02-10-23, 07:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,239
Posted By due ruote

Currently 120? I would recommend clamping the...

Currently 120? I would recommend clamping the brake bridge before bending the stays.
Also be sure to check the dropout alignment after cold setting.
02-06-23, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By due ruote

One of those rare occasions when I have been in...

One of those rare occasions when I have been in the right place at the right time.
02-06-23, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By due ruote

PM incoming.

PM incoming.
02-05-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By due ruote

Cool find. Re those tiger stripes: for as much...

Cool find.
Re those tiger stripes: for as much panache as most Motos have, I never understood that mis-step. I ordered a Ď78 Team Champion sight unseen, and about swooned when I unpacked it and saw...
02-01-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By due ruote

These always looked like nice versatile bikes to...

These always looked like nice versatile bikes to me. Do you think it would take 32mm tires?
12-12-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,111
Posted By due ruote

Iím just impressed that he knows what a seat tube...

Iím just impressed that he knows what a seat tube is. That sets him apart from the vast majority of pickers, Iím sure.
12-12-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8,840
Views: 2,983,741
Posted By due ruote

I have something like that on my Rockhopper...

I have something like that on my Rockhopper (likely the same as your HR). I stuck a short piece of housing liner in the fitting. Seems to be working well; the cable movement is noticeably smoother.
12-10-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 81,146
Views: 13,383,500
Posted By due ruote

Bianchi 1960s specialissima / team road bike -...

Bianchi 1960s specialissima / team road bike - $1,000 (Milwaukee)
https://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/bik/d/milwaukee-bianchi-1960s-specialissima/7564798164.html
...
12-03-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 655
Posted By due ruote

Regarding the long key slot, wouldn't it be...

Regarding the long key slot, wouldn't it be beneficial to use a Technomic or other extra-long stem to get the wedge well below that slot?
11-30-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 213,533
Posted By due ruote

+1 It's cool to have some input from the Ross...

+1 It's cool to have some input from the Ross family on this thread.
I also have a 294S, and it's probably my most-ridden road bike. A very nice riding and versatile frame that takes 28mm tires with...
10-08-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,475
Posted By due ruote

Sweet offer. I have a pink Stumpjumper but itís...

Sweet offer. I have a pink Stumpjumper but itís the wrong shade, and I am nowhere near it presently anyway. If memory serves, Mercian used a pink much like that. Hope it finds a good home.
10-06-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15,298
Views: 3,927,212
Posted By due ruote

In FL helping a relative with storm cleanup....

In FL helping a relative with storm cleanup. Found this Grand Jubile in a neighborís pile. A size too big unfortunately, but a nice looking bike. Frame is dirty but in great shape.
...
09-20-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,848
Posted By due ruote

I have Noodles on a couple bikes, and Nitto...

I have Noodles on a couple bikes, and Nitto randos on a couple others. Big fan of both. What they have in common is a flat ramp behind the brake hoods. For me, that makes them way more comfortable...
09-18-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,990
Posted By due ruote

Ian Dury's brilliant but way too short career....

Ian Dury's brilliant but way too short career. And what a great band he had.
09-16-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By due ruote

I donít mean to be tone deaf, but really, how...

I donít mean to be tone deaf, but really, how much more is Newbaumís? Amortized over a couple years that a tape job lasts (much longer with shellac) youíre talking about pretty small change. Just...
09-14-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By due ruote

Something compelled me to go back for one more...

Something compelled me to go back for one more look and voilŗ:
...
09-14-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By due ruote

Thanks. That’s what I was afraid of. I don’t...

Thanks. That’s what I was afraid of. I don’t really have the facility for something like that.
(Edit) I gave this a little more thought, and perhaps I will give this a go after all. I found a chunk...
09-12-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By due ruote

Nope, not stuck at all. In fact, I just unscrewed...

Nope, not stuck at all. In fact, I just unscrewed it with my fingers.
This one broke while I was riding - an interesting sensation. At least I found the clamp bits without too much trouble.
The...
09-03-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 754
Posted By due ruote

A major part of what I enjoy about SS/FG riding...

A major part of what I enjoy about SS/FG riding is literally having one gear and never having a thought of shifting. Easy for me to say though as I have no real hills to contend with.
08-29-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,005
Posted By due ruote

I have a Prestige Stumpy from that era set up...

I have a Prestige Stumpy from that era set up with drop bars. It's a favorite ride with lots of pep. I would predict your bike will be a gem. I would certainly clean it up enough to give it a fair...
08-08-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 891
Posted By due ruote

I believe they have a lacquer of some kind from...

I believe they have a lacquer of some kind from the factory. Eventually that will wear down. I didnít like the uneven spotty appearance that resulted, so I just went the opposite direction of the OP...
08-02-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By due ruote

Suntour Barcons are great. I like to set them as...

Suntour Barcons are great. I like to set them as light as possible without ghost-shifting. The small locknuts that hold the lever tension are prone to wandering off, so itís advisable to use blue...
07-31-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7,184
Views: 1,048,195
Posted By due ruote

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