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Old 09-18-2009, 03:10 PM   #196
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IMO, if you aren't out for blood, and all you want to do is tool around on a cool "vintage" bicycle, it's MUCH less expensive to resucitate an old friend -- as long as it's all there.

New tires, tubes, brake pads, pedals, a cable or two, etc. - is WAY less expensive than a new quality bike (ie - NOT a department store bike).

I'd go for it. Bike Nashbar has a lot of good replacement parts...

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That makes sense. I don't plan on competing thats for sure..

I'll be damned, I found a pick of my bike in my smugmug.

Here it is. I'll post another pic of it once it's rehabbed.


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Old 09-18-2009, 03:23 PM   #197
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Beautiful. The only problem I see is that they're not green .

ahem...... celeste


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Old 09-18-2009, 07:04 PM   #198
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ahem...... celeste




Oops. My bad.
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:41 PM   #199
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A wise woman once asked me to pull up a chair, so I did.



That used to be the Stupid Electric Bicycle. Maybe you can see some of the wires I was too lazy to remove. I took all the heavy studded tires, batteries and motor off.

Got another daily driver Streetfighter That I got for FREE and promptly threw $140 of parts at. It kicks ass on the spandex crowd. You are trying to clip in, i'm halfway down the block with my jeans and work boots.
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:27 PM   #200
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I've been thinking of getting back into bicycling. I've got an old Schwinn Le Tour that I haven't ridden in over 14 years. I wonder if it's worth tuning the old boy up and riding again. If I remember correctly, it was a pretty pricey unit at the time.

I'm thinking of throwing some new rubber and maybe a more modern handle bar. What do you guys think? POS or worth the rehab?
I'll take it.

Just send that piece of crap over.
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:27 PM   #201
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That makes sense. I don't plan on competing thats for sure..

I'll be damned, I found a pick of my bike in my smugmug.

Here it is. I'll post another pic of it once it's rehabbed.


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Old 09-19-2009, 05:43 AM   #202
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Hey, I used to have a set of Cannondale panniers just like that.

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Old 09-19-2009, 05:56 AM   #203
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Hey, I had this bike too.

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Old 09-19-2009, 06:30 AM   #204
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How about a bicycle video.

Downhill at 50mph



And struggling back up the same hill at about 5mph.

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Old 09-19-2009, 03:50 PM   #205
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Celeste for me

My only bike, a Bianchi track bike that I built 17 years ago after having a much better one stolen. I jumped on the 'Fixxie' thing when it was just 'track bikes' back in 1967 and just a few of us trained on them. I sold my last road bike with a freewheel in the early `70's.

I dragged it out of the closet a few months ago to go on an 'old farts ride' with some buddies that made the `68 Olympic team. I replaced the tires with some I'd been aging for 10 years or so. I've never owned a bike with anything but sewups. The crank set, BB, chain ring and hubs are all Gipiemme track, wheels are Mavic, spokes are tied and soldered . Brooks Professional saddle from the early `70's, Dia Compe BMX brake with a Dia Compe Tech 3 lever, Cinelli bars, 3TTT stem all from the `80's. She's a VERY stiff bike.







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Old 09-19-2009, 04:58 PM   #206
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Askel mentioned Rivendell's "marketing machine"...


It takes a goddam marketing genius for me to even consider a $2k frame and fork.

The boy done did his homework.

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Old 09-19-2009, 05:59 PM   #207
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Hey Buzzy is that a Le Tour 12.2? I used to have one of those. I wish I still did, as I would've used the frame as the starting point for my fixie. As is was, I ended up getting a Soma Rush frame.

IIRC my Le Tour 12.2 had Shimano 600 components

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Here it is. I'll post another pic of it once it's rehabbed.

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Old 09-19-2009, 07:09 PM   #208
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Celeste is very pretty.
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:48 PM   #209
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Hey Buzzy is that a Le Tour 12.2? I used to have one of those. I wish I still did, as I would've used the frame as the starting point for my fixie. As is was, I ended up getting a Soma Rush frame.

IIRC my Le Tour 12.2 had Shimano 600 components
It is a 12 speed. The components are suntour.


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Hey, I used to have a set of Cannondale panniers just like that.
I really like the panniers. Unfortunately, my ex-wife kept the matching bag.


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I'll take it.

Just send that piece of crap over.
I don't know...I just drug it up from the basement...it's pretty dirty...I really doubt that you would want it.
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:58 PM   #210
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Riding this one 1 mile is like riding any of the others in this thread 10 miles.

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