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Posted By Insidious C.

I've been commuting on a Voyageur with vintage...

I've been commuting on a Voyageur with vintage Bikeology panniers on a Jim Blackburn rack. Material is similar to OP bags. It is worth something to me that the gear matches the age of the bike and...
04-10-24, 01:18 AM
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Views: 386
Posted By Insidious C.

Although you cannot post pics (yet) they are...

Although you cannot post pics (yet) they are viewable in your picture album. This kind of bike will not interest collectors. It looks like it is in good cosmetic condition though, and worthy of...
04-08-24, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,029
Posted By Insidious C.

My experience with older brifters is that a...

My experience with older brifters is that a compact handlebar is necessary to get a the hoods nice and level on top. At the same time, I never liked the way the "hooks" felt on compact bars. For me,...
04-06-24, 08:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,754
Posted By Insidious C.

I had a commuter with a too small for me frame. I...

I had a commuter with a too small for me frame. I put it side by side with another bike that was built for me using a "fit kit." I was able to select a seatpost and stem that resulted in the same...
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Posted By Insidious C.

I think the frame is on the nicer end as it has...

I think the frame is on the nicer end as it has reinforcers on the brake bridge. Derailleur cable runs under the BB shell, helping to narrow the guessing. I would go investigate but only if the...
03-23-24, 12:11 AM
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Posted By Insidious C.

Just received SRAM PC-870 chains. On sale (still...

Just received SRAM PC-870 chains. On sale (still are) cheap enough at Jenson that I had to buy five to get free shipping.
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Views: 477
Posted By Insidious C.

OP's photo album...

OP's photo album (https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/33043060)
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03-06-24, 11:16 PM
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Posted By Insidious C.

I wonder if there are C&V knee scooters? It is...

I wonder if there are C&V knee scooters? It is good you have fun things like the old lathe to occupy yourself with while your body heals.
03-03-24, 06:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,585
Posted By Insidious C.

Back in the day climbing while seated was the...

Back in the day climbing while seated was the norm and most cyclists whould come out of the saddle only for brief intervals. I still ride this way today so for me DT shifter is no issue. Now if you...
03-02-24, 10:57 PM
02-26-24, 12:23 AM
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Posted By Insidious C.

IIRC The 99 crankset was factory spec in 77 model...

IIRC The 99 crankset was factory spec in 77 model year.
02-23-24, 10:57 PM
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Posted By Insidious C.

Welcome from another rusty Gran Rally owner. I...

Welcome from another rusty Gran Rally owner. I find it helpful to nail down the gearing (desired or parts on hand) first- how many cogs and number of teeth on cogs and chainrings. Are you okay with...
02-19-24, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Insidious C.

That is a really pretty frame. FYI- the water...

That is a really pretty frame. FYI- the water bottle cage that you replaced looked like a TA cage, popular with vintage bike collectors. The gold color Ukai rims were original. Nothing special but...
02-18-24, 11:15 PM
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Posted By Insidious C.

This *is* the home. Transition complete. ;)

This *is* the home. Transition complete. ;)
02-12-24, 11:54 PM
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Posted By Insidious C.

In my pre-teen years I was interested in...

In my pre-teen years I was interested in artificial lures. I decided to make my own "popper" which from my memory looked much like the vintage hand carved/painted lures on your site. I tried it out...
02-10-24, 11:59 PM
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Posted By Insidious C.

Ouch! No biking for a while either. I hope the...

Ouch! No biking for a while either. I hope the doc spared you the usual lecture.
02-02-24, 07:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,690
Posted By Insidious C.

BF member Andy_K has lowrider rack mounts added...

BF member Andy_K has lowrider rack mounts added to his Sequoia. Maybe he can comment on how the Sequoia handles touring loads.

Judging from the pic, you have a quality front fork on your bike,...
12-22-23, 02:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,880
Posted By Insidious C.

I'm staying in Alta Loma for the holidays. Hope...

I'm staying in Alta Loma for the holidays. Hope to stretch my visit long enough to make the New Year's Eve ride. Manny I'm pretty sure we did some Chevrolet/L.A.S.D. training rides together some 30...
12-20-23, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 867
Posted By Insidious C.

My son participated in cyclocross at an early...

My son participated in cyclocross at an early age. He remembers it fondly but his interests moved away from from cycling. I built my daughter a bike that she rode only once. I made no effort to steer...
12-15-23, 12:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,248
Posted By Insidious C.

Cold weather cycling shoes. Ski boot dryer-...

Cold weather cycling shoes.
Ski boot dryer- they work well for drying cycling shoes and gloves.
Nice, bright lights.
12-09-23, 02:08 AM
Replies: 64
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Posted By Insidious C.

I had a bike built and fit for me in `89. I chose...

I had a bike built and fit for me in `89. I chose the smallest of the frame sizes the fitter said would work for me. The 200mm seatpost wound up with min insertion mark right at the top of seat tube....
11-21-23, 12:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,664
Posted By Insidious C.

This is a tool used at the zoo to trim the nails...

This is a tool used at the zoo to trim the nails of badgers. Veternarians use the same tool to trim the nails of Australian Shepherds, which are quite like a badger but slightly larger.
11-14-23, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Insidious C.

87 Voyageur- it's first flat tire?

Warning: Contains description of cyclist riding on stupidly old tires. May not be suitable for safety concious readers.

I had a flat on my work commute this morning. I already suspected the...
10-29-23, 12:19 AM
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Views: 905
Posted By Insidious C.

I own a lightweight Dunelt "Fleur de Lys" with...

I own a lightweight Dunelt "Fleur de Lys" with Reynolds 531 frame. Despite it's being in poor condition and a couple parts bein non-original, I paid $50. I think that was just a fair price.
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10-15-23, 12:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,936
Posted By Insidious C.

There is a bike that deserves attention....

There is a bike that deserves attention. Beautiful. Congrats!
09-26-23, 01:04 AM
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Views: 794
Posted By Insidious C.

Frame s/n format used by Miki, fabricated in 84....

Frame s/n format used by Miki, fabricated in 84. Two sets of bottle bosses on downtube and long-is chain stays. Higher end Japanese sport tourer. Not a Sequoia but something similar.
09-05-23, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6,481
Views: 776,194
Posted By Insidious C.

Will have to dig them up for pics, but I have a...

Will have to dig them up for pics, but I have a very nice set of black, recessed R559s. Maybe we can work out a trade, but I don't need more Mafac Racers. I will PM pics in a bit.
09-04-23, 11:28 PM
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Posted By Insidious C.

The 32H hub I got from SurferRosa probably wont...

The 32H hub I got from SurferRosa probably wont get used anytime soon, so feel free to offer a trade (PM). Do not have the skewer tho. I think I still have tricolor brifters too if you have not yet...
08-26-23, 01:26 PM
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Posted By Insidious C.

I have a 1 gallon sealed plastic tank of Diesel...

I have a 1 gallon sealed plastic tank of Diesel fuel that I use for cleaning chains. I had forgotten about a chain I dropped in about 2 years ago. Upon remoal it was quite rusted, to the point of...
08-23-23, 01:02 PM
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Posted By Insidious C.

I am going Sunday. Hopefully will run into a few...

I am going Sunday. Hopefully will run into a few of you there.
08-21-23, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,323
Posted By Insidious C.

If the hub and BB bearings have degraded to the...

If the hub and BB bearings have degraded to the point it affects enjoyment of riding, they are probably beyond serviceable (assuming they are serviceable type bearings). So those should be serviced...
08-20-23, 04:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,386
Posted By Insidious C.

None, until today. 73 Motobecane Le Champion....

None, until today. 73 Motobecane Le Champion. Offered $80 and told the seller he could keep the non-original wheels. Thankfully he declined the wheels as I later discovered the rear hub was a Phil...
08-11-23, 09:46 PM
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Views: 509
Posted By Insidious C.

Did you paint the handlebar? Nice effect.

Did you paint the handlebar? Nice effect.
08-09-23, 11:28 AM
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Views: 1,452
Posted By Insidious C.

It looks like a good frame for your stated plans....

It looks like a good frame for your stated plans. I see long chain stays and ample tire clearance. Paint and lining look good. I say build it to suit and see if you like the ride.
08-08-23, 06:03 PM
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Views: 776,194
Posted By Insidious C.

Thanks. Was responding to USAZoro's ISO. Let's...

Thanks. Was responding to USAZoro's ISO. Let's give him a chance to reply.
08-08-23, 03:00 PM
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Views: 1,105,141
Posted By Insidious C.

A couple things to help me cope with recently...

A couple things to help me cope with recently increasing mileage and my changing body.
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08-08-23, 01:51 AM
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Posted By Insidious C.

Here is a 78 Gran Rally I am finally getting...

Here is a 78 Gran Rally I am finally getting around to prepping for commuter duty. I went with white AGC levers for a cleaner look, and Deore RD to allow the larger cogs on non-original wheels. I...
08-08-23, 12:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By Insidious C.

Gee, looks like was barely ever used. ...

Gee, looks like was barely ever used.



I recon 3-4 beers preceeded the purchase of this marvel of engineering.
07-22-23, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Insidious C.

Glad your knees are recovering. Pretty cool...

Glad your knees are recovering. Pretty cool project. I did a similar DIY adaptor plate on my IH truck. Custom clutch too. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Now 10 years later it needs a clutch...
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Views: 449
Posted By Insidious C.

Maker is Hsin Lung. Not sure about value.

Maker is Hsin Lung. Not sure about value.
07-18-23, 08:12 PM
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Views: 748
Posted By Insidious C.

Huh. "Waist" smaller than chest. I better put in...

Huh. "Waist" smaller than chest. I better put in some more miles. :)
07-14-23, 11:05 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,954
Posted By Insidious C.

Yes it does look deep. Me, I would paint that...

Yes it does look deep. Me, I would paint that spot and ride it.
07-08-23, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By Insidious C.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/80_6ea46791_d189_4253_919a_3a923f1dabd4_0797ef16fe225e070ae9206a0eba06700b3f2598_jpeg_9af0bfbe5c4d25592d9103f4cb7a33759a5f29ca.jpg
06-28-23, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,466
Posted By Insidious C.

DHell you say?! You are more ambitious than I....

DHell you say?! You are more ambitious than I. Definetly a challenge.
06-28-23, 08:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,477
Posted By Insidious C.

Yes Stronglight P3 headset. TA crankset is nice....

Yes Stronglight P3 headset. TA crankset is nice. I had a very similar frame that I had deduced was a JA. The BCM head lugs on yours has a slightly different pattern. Expect the tubes are nominal...
06-25-23, 01:32 AM
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Views: 14,136,486
Posted By Insidious C.

22.5" Merz in PDX $2000

CL ad (https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/d/leawood-merz-bicycle/7636256347.html)

***edit*** although in PDX CL, it looks like bike is in Kansas City.
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06-21-23, 10:49 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 181,368
Posted By Insidious C.

The 1974 Peugeot brochure has an inset on the...

The 1974 Peugeot brochure has an inset on the px10 page showing a model called ux10. The ux10 was identical to the px10 except it came with 27x1-1/4 wheels and tires. Schrader valves no less.
06-11-23, 03:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,686
Posted By Insidious C.

I have a forged GB stem from a 78 Super Gand...

I have a forged GB stem from a 78 Super Gand Prix. Similar to this one (https://bikerecyclery.com/gb-forged-alloy-quill-bicycle-stem-90mm-25-4-english-made-used/). It is 110mm long however (was...
05-29-23, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Insidious C.

OMG; Cycling + gravitational physics. I can...

OMG; Cycling + gravitational physics. I can donate a vintage frame/fork if you have time to build it.
05-24-23, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By Insidious C.

I'm currently Raleighless. Couldn't pass up a Pro...

I'm currently Raleighless. Couldn't pass up a Pro in my ideal size.
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