ROAD BIKES LETS SEE EM

Discussion in 'ROAD & TOURING BIKES' started by rife with bikes, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. almaguer4

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    Picked up this Fuji yesterday. I believe it's a 1977 Fuji Dynamic 12.

    Hi-ten Steel 661 with suntour components, sugino 42x52 crank and dia-compe center pull brakes.

    It's not a high end bike and I won't be winning any races any time soon. But, it's an excellent commuter and will handle the weekend trips.

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  2. LukeTheJoker

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    That is very nice!

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  3. marius.suiram

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    a early Raleigh Grand Prix from England

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  4. almaguer4

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    Just found an original Belt Fujita leather saddle on EBay for $30. My 1977 Fuji Dynamic 12 was originally equipped with a Fujita Saddle so I was happy to find one for a good price. Will replace it as soon as it arrives.


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  5. tri297

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    Dad build (late 2012) This is my dad's old Motobecabe Super Mirage. He taught me to ride without side wheels when I was around 4 I think. I remember looking up at this frame from a pretty low angle.
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    He kept it for years but didnt do anything to fix it. So one day, I picked it up, put a grinder to it, started cleaning up the frame. I think he was a little sceptic at first, until he saw the end result two weeks later. Hope you like:
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    Wheels are Coasties, Specialized turbo threads, Shimano dura ace quill stem, Origin 8 urban pro riser bars, leather grips, leather seat, white aluminium pedals, gold chain. Hard ride.
     
  6. Mr. Gangrene Genes

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    Nice looking bike, here is mine, a '79-'80 Taiwan Schwinn World Sport 12 speed a friend gave to me. I removed all the decals, replaced the drop bars with the stem and tourist bars off a Campania Sprint ladies bike my Dad had got at a thrift store and then gave to me. Also swapped to the wide ratio rear cluster from the 10 speed Campania. Installed a silver Terry Zero ladies saddle my BIL got in pile of stuff at an auction, yes free as well. The air pump had some flashy decal that I peeled off as well when I installed the plain gray bottle cage. The silver glitter grips were something I was going to use on Dad's scooter. Would replace the gumwalls with whitewalls, but they still have too much tread. Rides nice enough for a thrifty with ladies parts(oh wait, that doesn't sound right).

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  7. JimMendel

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    Some nice bikes here! My latest project:
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    This new bike ^^ has the coolest matte green metallic paint ever and and a bunch of cutting edge components.
     
  8. JimMendel

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    Wow, nice bike!
     
  9. LukeTheJoker

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    That looks like a nice tall frame!

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  10. marius.suiram

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    Got this Peugeot PFN 10 in a trade with an 1939 Elgin.
    The previous owner upgrade the bike with gold components:
    Modolo brakes and brake levers, Simplex LJ derailleurs, Pelissier hubs

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  11. almaguer4

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    Very cool.


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  12. MADDAWG

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    My Cross On/Off Road bikes
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  13. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Awesome looking bike :thumbsup:

    Back in the 80's I had a set of Pelissier hubs so nice!

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  14. marius.suiram

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    Another Peugeot PSV 10, with Super Vitus 980 frame and fork. 1983 made.
    21 pounds bike. The Super Vitus 980 is equivalent of Reynolds 753

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  15. marius.suiram

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    Falcon San Remo, Campagnolo, project
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  16. marius.suiram

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    Miyata"six ten"
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  17. marius.suiram

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    1983 Bianchi Alloro, not a high end, but mid-range model

    56 cm frame, Columbus SL Tre-Tubi;
    Campagnolo Nuovo Grand Sport derailleurs;
    Ofmega Competizione Strada crank set and Ofmega pedals and head set;
    Modolo Sporting brakes;
    Gipieme hubs, pedals and seat post
    Matrix Strada 700c/13 rims
    3TTT bars and stem.
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  18. franconuevo

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    literally....just picked up.....Schwinn World...early 80s ? ..haven't even checked it out yet, but it's in the 'shed' :cool2:


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  19. franconuevo

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    What's the deal with the gum wall tires...meaning..why do people seem to not like them...are they 'weaker' strength wise, or is it just a 'look thing'..because I know the gumwalls were original with that bike..I have an '84 World with tires as hard as a rock.(it's pictured above, actually)... just started cleaning it today ..and was just getting set to order tires....orig. paint is looking good, thought I'd go with the orig black and tans...but, it's a flip, so probably would appeal to casual road bike warriors checkin' out C-list.
    Question: ?? Do you thing anyone who would want to purchase this bike would rather gumwalls, whitewalls...or straight blackwall tires ??
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  20. Duchess

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    In theory, the gum part is more pliable, but less durable because it lacks the carbon black that gives black tires their color. Having the sidewall better able to flex and the tread with the more durable carbon chemical chains was intended to be the best of both worlds. How much of a difference it actually makes is open for debate, but that's the reasoning. As for preference, I don't know, but I would guess the gumwall marks the bike out as old (which might be desirable) and possibly nerdy (which usually isn't desirable in spite of all the trendy self-styled "nerds" out there today—you don't get to call yourself a nerd until you've suffered for it, kids!).
     

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