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Posted By cycleheimer

Forget the $225 mess. $100 for a Voyageur, or...

Forget the $225 mess. $100 for a Voyageur, or any touring bike, in good shape is a great deal. Make sure it fits and is in good shape. If it is, grab it fast.
09-06-21, 08:21 PM
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Posted By cycleheimer

That front brake looks pretty scary. How well...

That front brake looks pretty scary. How well does it function?
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Views: 526
Posted By cycleheimer

Price depends on where you are selling it, how...

Price depends on where you are selling it, how you are selling it, and the cosmetic and mechanical condition it is in.. Tires and brake pads fairly fresh? I have been looking for bikes for a couple...
08-30-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By cycleheimer

Man, what a transformation! I have had a couple...

Man, what a transformation! I have had a couple of these. They are nice bikes. Your set up should be a blast to ride on most any terrain.. I currently have a 1st year Canyon Express with "bull moose"...
08-12-21, 05:01 PM
08-03-21, 05:39 AM
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Posted By cycleheimer

If you don't want to do a complete rebuild, give...

If you don't want to do a complete rebuild, give it a washing and get oil and lubricant into every moving part. That includes the cable housings. Let it soak in for awhile.
07-24-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 140,812
Posted By cycleheimer

1981 Fuji Royale in Anthracite Gray

Really like this bike. Frame size is great for me, and riding it brings me back to another time. Too many subtle, and not so subtle, upgrades to list....
07-10-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,755
Posted By cycleheimer

Hoping to be out on my Litespeed tomorrow! ...

Hoping to be out on my Litespeed tomorrow!
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07-04-21, 01:50 PM
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Posted By cycleheimer

A Scotch style ale. ...

A Scotch style ale.
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07-03-21, 01:11 PM
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Views: 1,082
Posted By cycleheimer

The 1980s, as mentioned, had the innovations at a...

The 1980s, as mentioned, had the innovations at a nice price. You can find beautifully finished lugged frames that can handle 700c wheel sets. I always liked the Japanese bikes, which IMHO hit their...
07-02-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By cycleheimer

The bar wrap colors with white brake lever covers...

The bar wrap colors with white brake lever covers from a UO-8 may look mismatched, but they aren't.:thumb:...
06-30-21, 10:32 AM
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Views: 667
Posted By cycleheimer

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My Fuji's "before" photo from the original ad. It was up for sale...
06-30-21, 04:18 AM
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Views: 667
Posted By cycleheimer

I just bought a '76 America. It's my next...

I just bought a '76 America. It's my next project. Needs alot of TLC, but is complete right down to the SunTour bar cons. The early '80s America's are really nice!
06-29-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By cycleheimer

The Fuji it the big "4" "0"

Just wanted to celebrate one of my bike's turning 40! It could lose a little weight, but it is still in really good shape!...
06-28-21, 10:56 AM
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Posted By cycleheimer

Another Fuji springs back to life!

Too many changes to list, in addition to a complete overhaul. It's a perfect fit, so it was worth it! ...
06-24-21, 04:44 AM
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Posted By cycleheimer

Gundelach's in New Rochelle, NY

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06-22-21, 07:08 PM
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Views: 1,529
Posted By cycleheimer

Last year was crazy. Bikes disappeared from CL...

Last year was crazy. Bikes disappeared from CL and FBM within hours. I still was able to find a great deal in my size. This year it is the opposite in my area. The housing market has gone crazy...
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Views: 893
Posted By cycleheimer

If the frame fits, and you have the parts and...

If the frame fits, and you have the parts and supplies on hand,, go for it. Sand the frame a bit and spray it with blue enamel. The Orient Express was a nice bike. I've had 2 orient expresses and a...
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Views: 769
Posted By cycleheimer

I would jump on it just for the wheels if they...

I would jump on it just for the wheels if they were in good shape. It looks like a 49cm (19") frame. It's not a low-end department store bike, so it was probably bought for an adult. The size would...
06-18-21, 05:57 AM
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Views: 684
Posted By cycleheimer

Those concave Weinmann rims are bomb proof. They...

Those concave Weinmann rims are bomb proof. They were great for touring bikes in '78. The SunTrust bar cons are almost worth what you paid. Every now and then you get lucky. C&V market around me is...
06-16-21, 04:08 PM
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Views: 5,642
Posted By cycleheimer

Looking to get a Campagnolo gruppo for the bike I...

Looking to get a Campagnolo gruppo for the bike I bought at Wal-Mart 15 years ago. 15 years is vintage, right?
06-10-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,436
Posted By cycleheimer

Cycling can lead to weight lose if you don't eat...

Cycling can lead to weight lose if you don't eat junk food and pile on extra calories. Keep it simple. Limit sugar, fat, salt, processed foods, fast foods. Change thoughts about food as a reward,...
06-08-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,429
Posted By cycleheimer

Used upper-end models were always in short...

Used upper-end models were always in short supply. Most people, when purchasing a new bike, go for entry-level stuff. Some will purchase the better quality upper mid-level stuff. A.limited few will...
05-28-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,043
Posted By cycleheimer

I was trying to find something C&V and decent...

I was trying to find something C&V and decent with the correct frame size to ride. That wasn't that easy in my area. In the last few years I've been lucky to find nicer bikes with the correct sizing....
05-27-21, 06:44 PM
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Views: 118,206
Posted By cycleheimer

Titanium Litespeed

My Litespeed from Tennessee.
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03-28-21, 07:22 AM
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Views: 1,603
Posted By cycleheimer

Would be dangerous to ride. Frame could break at...

Would be dangerous to ride. Frame could break at any time. Invest your time in a better project.
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Views: 1,796
Posted By cycleheimer

Obviously it depends on condition. It is,...

Obviously it depends on condition. It is, however, a touring bike. Touring bikes make great all purpose bikes. They are a bit heavy and a little slow, in comparison to competitive road racing bikes,...
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Views: 7,228
Posted By cycleheimer

Still have my DT, and I have been ...

Still have my DT, and I have been
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riding it again.
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Posted By cycleheimer

Good move. The downsides are 27" tires, steel...

Good move. The downsides are 27" tires, steel rims, cottered steel crank set, fragile plastic deraileurs and shifters, threaded axles, hi-ten frame, typically uncomfortable cheap vinyl covered...
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Views: 1,110
Posted By cycleheimer

Clean it up if you want to sell it. The bike...

Clean it up if you want to sell it. The bike shortage during our pandemic has boosted bike prices. In NY people are trying to get $300 to $400 for UO-8s. Plenty of drawbacks (27" tires, steel rims,...
06-26-20, 06:40 AM
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Posted By cycleheimer

'78 Bridgestone Kabuki

I bought this new in '79, and it still looks (almost) new.
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06-24-20, 05:54 AM
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Views: 3,779
Posted By cycleheimer

Yea, Schwinn Varsity for the '70s. If Japanese...

Yea, Schwinn Varsity for the '70s. If Japanese for the '70s my vote would be for the Fuji "Special Road Racer" (S-10-S).
06-21-20, 05:15 AM
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Views: 328
Posted By cycleheimer

Nice! Those cushion grips are comfy, BTW. You...

Nice! Those cushion grips are comfy, BTW. You can wrap new bar tape over them, retaining the cushion for added comfort. My Fuji is a '91. They weren't made in Japan then and came with a uni-crown...
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Views: 1,503
Posted By cycleheimer

That is in nice shape! It should clean up nicely....

That is in nice shape! It should clean up nicely. Probably best to leave it stock. The money you would spend could go towards another project with whatever upgrades you need. Later versions of the...
06-20-20, 04:01 PM
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Views: 1,836
Posted By cycleheimer

This one has been on NYC (Fairfield) for a couple...

This one has been on NYC (Fairfield) for a couple of years at least. They want $3,500 for it. CL isn't the best place to sell a $3,500 bike. Plenty of photos on the CL post. Reminds me of the...
06-17-20, 04:07 PM
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Views: 2,042
Posted By cycleheimer

Breaking Away hit the theaters on July 13, 1979

I saw that movie a half dozen times in the theater that year. The DT was more within my budget at that time....
06-17-20, 05:34 AM
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Posted By cycleheimer

Your welcome! Thank you for the info!

Your welcome! Thank you for the info!
06-16-20, 06:59 PM
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Views: 2,042
Posted By cycleheimer

T-Mar, it does have Shimano hubs. The clamps on...

T-Mar, it does have Shimano hubs. The clamps on the top tube for the rear brake cable are also Shimano, and are stamped "DURA-ACE". All the date codes on the components are from 1977. The red color...
06-16-20, 06:37 PM
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Views: 988
Posted By cycleheimer

As said, low-end bike. If he has ridden a bike...

As said, low-end bike. If he has ridden a bike with alloy rims and better components he will understand. Big bike shortage at the moment, and it's late spring. It has gone from a hard-to-sell $50...
06-16-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By cycleheimer

The C.A.B.E. (Classic and Antique Bicycle...

The C.A.B.E. (Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange) will have forums that will put you in touch with the right people for this project. That is your best contact source for late 19th century and...
06-16-20, 04:41 AM
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Posted By cycleheimer

My "Made in Italy" Bianchi

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24 speeds and rear rack mounts!
06-15-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By cycleheimer

Water bottle cage to go on tomorrow. Something...

Water bottle cage to go on tomorrow. Something that should have been done in 1979.
06-15-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By cycleheimer

Out of storage again 11 years later!

I got distracted with other bikes since I started this thread. I just narrowed the heard down to 5 road bikes and 1 MTB. This is one of the five, which I haven't ridden in 11 years. I bought it when...
06-13-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By cycleheimer

See a 1985 Buyer's guide there! 1985 was a great...

See a 1985 Buyer's guide there! 1985 was a great year for bikes! It's amazing what gets tossed out. "One man's trash is another man's treasure."
06-13-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,988
Posted By cycleheimer

OCD ...

OCD
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Posted By cycleheimer

It is a nice early '80s (1983?) touring bike with...

It is a nice early '80s (1983?) touring bike with racks. Good demand for them out there. They are versatile. I would keep the saddle, but I have others to replace it with on that bike. The saddle is...
06-10-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,777
Posted By cycleheimer

How do YOU remedy the "frame is too small" problem?

The photo of the 23" frame taken in June 2009. The photo of the 25" frame was taken in June 2020. Through feeding it fresh oil, axle grease and WD40 the frame was able to grow a couple of inches over...
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06-08-20, 04:39 AM
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Views: 555
Posted By cycleheimer

This is one of the most popular events in...

This is one of the most popular events in Westchester County. Given the incredible number of people who turn out for it, extending it through the summer months is a smart move. Extend your ride with...
06-07-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By cycleheimer

If the bike doesn't fit, sell it!

Now is pretty much a bad time to buy a bike. Most stores, at least in my area, don't have much if any inventory. There are no garage sales, no church rummage sales, and very slim pickings at crazy...
06-07-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,189
Posted By cycleheimer

Looks nice with black tape, plus it doesn't show...

Looks nice with black tape, plus it doesn't show the dirt and discoloration like other colors. Personally, I would wrap it over the existing tape for more cushioning. BTW, $250 gets you an old...
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