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#1 2013-07-15 6:16pm

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Who's into vintage road bikes?

C'mon, I know there's some road bikers lurking about out there. Whatcha got?

I just scored a near mint '81 Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 from the original owner. It has sat in storage for years and was put away after having new tires and a tune up put on it. All I've done is wipe off the dust and air up the tires and it rides like a brand new bike. I haven't even detailed it yet (it really needs it) but it still looks fabulous in pics. I put new bar wrap on, new brake hoods and my B17 and I've already clocked about 30 miles on it. Most of the riding I do these days are long distance cruises with the family, so a bike like this is much more comfortable/efficient for those kinds of rides. The last major trek we did was an 85 mile round trip and I did it on my CR24, and it was pretty hard on the body. On this, I can do 20 miles like nothing.

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#2 2013-07-15 6:21pm

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

You might want to replace the 32 year old grease before you ride it to much.

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#3 2013-07-15 6:23pm

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

its-all-good wrote:

You might want to replace the 32 year old grease before you ride it to much.

I thought of that, and I plan on repacking all the bearings, but everything spins pretty freely so I'm not too worried about it.  It's getting torn apart tomorrow to get detailed.

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#4 2013-07-15 6:24pm

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

endo wrote:

its-all-good wrote:

You might want to replace the 32 year old grease before you ride it to much.

I thought of that, and I plan on repacking all the bearings, but everything spins pretty freely so I'm not too worried about it.  It's getting torn apart tomorrow to get detailed.

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#5 2013-07-15 7:15pm

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

my dad has a blue continental.


some of my competition:jason johnson,jason bruton,jason kick,jason wharton,jason theodore

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#6 2013-07-15 7:22pm

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

I am... have nothing at the moment though... Always like the old Apollos and Nishikis.


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#7 2013-07-15 7:25pm

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That's a beauty.


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#8 2013-07-15 10:11pm

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

Who's into vintage road bikes ?  I definetely am that's for sure !


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#9 2013-07-15 11:21pm

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

There was somebody giving away a 70's era Schwinn 10 speed at the apartment building I live at a couple of weeks ago that looked like it was in pretty good shape.I passed on it because the frame size was too big for me and I have enough bikes to keep me occupied.

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#10 2013-07-16 12:30am

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

SuperDave4130 wrote:

There was somebody giving away a 70's era Schwinn 10 speed at the apartment building I live at a couple of weeks ago that looked like it was in pretty good shape.I passed on it because the frame size was too big for me and I have enough bikes to keep me occupied.

You get any decent road bikes let me know. Will trade BMX for road bikes.

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#11 2013-07-20 9:32am

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

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#12 2013-07-20 5:35pm

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

Mongoose IBOC criterium with spinergy wheel
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#13 2013-07-20 7:45pm

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

I used to love lugged steel frames and Campagnolo Nuovo Record and Super Record parts.  I don't have any frames or completes any more, but I do have a bunch of NOS and used parts (Campagnolo, 3TTT, Bennotto, Michelin, Cinelli, Regina, etc.).  Earlier this year I finally sold the Campy gruppos I'd been hoarding for some 20 years.  Kind of sad to see them go, but I hope somebody builds them up and gets them out on the road.


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#14 2013-07-21 4:54pm

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

ProThunder4 wrote:

I used to love lugged steel frames and Campagnolo Nuovo Record and Super Record parts.  I don't have any frames or completes any more, but I do have a bunch of NOS and used parts (Campagnolo, 3TTT, Bennotto, Michelin, Cinelli, Regina, etc.).  Earlier this year I finally sold the Campy gruppos I'd been hoarding for some 20 years.  Kind of sad to see them go, but I hope somebody builds them up and gets them out on the road.

I'm trying really hard not to get caught up in the whole Campagnolo thing. That stuff looks extremely nice, but I question whether it's all just frame jewelry or not if that makes sense. I'd just assume have something nice looking from Shimano/Suntour if the performance is better (which I've heard from many it is). I had my heart set on a Schwinn Paramount that was decked out with all that stuff, but the frame and fork with all the components was miles out of my price range. I scored my Voyageur for a decent price that I won't feel afraid to ride and enjoy.

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#15 2013-07-21 10:37pm

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

endo wrote:

ProThunder4 wrote:

I used to love lugged steel frames and Campagnolo Nuovo Record and Super Record parts.  I don't have any frames or completes any more, but I do have a bunch of NOS and used parts (Campagnolo, 3TTT, Bennotto, Michelin, Cinelli, Regina, etc.).  Earlier this year I finally sold the Campy gruppos I'd been hoarding for some 20 years.  Kind of sad to see them go, but I hope somebody builds them up and gets them out on the road.

I'm trying really hard not to get caught up in the whole Campagnolo thing. That stuff looks extremely nice, but I question whether it's all just frame jewelry or not if that makes sense. I'd just assume have something nice looking from Shimano/Suntour if the performance is better (which I've heard from many it is). I had my heart set on a Schwinn Paramount that was decked out with all that stuff, but the frame and fork with all the components was miles out of my price range. I scored my Voyageur for a decent price that I won't feel afraid to ride and enjoy.

I can't speak to the newer stuff, but what made the "old" Campagnolo desirable was its toughness, serviceability, and the unparalleled smoothness of its bearing surfaces.  You could take every component apart down to the smallest spring, washer, and busing and get spare parts to keep stuff running.  It was also lightweight (at least before C-Record), and many (me included) just thought it had the classiest, best-looking designs. 

Shimano's index shifting was a big turning point and ushered in a new level of user-friendliness.  Everything started feeling snappier, including aero brake levers with return springs.  Not too many people were rebuilding Dura Ace or Superbe Pro derailleurs, however.  If they wore out on you, you bought a new one.

I used to ride a Schwinn Paramount with pre-indexing Campagnolo parts, and it was my idea of the perfect road racing bicycle.  Of course, I was used to things like toeclips, exposed cables, and down tube shifters that you had to trim after each gear change.  Look pedals were about as far as I got with newer road bike technology. 

Campagnolo is a little like Hutch in that certain folks just consider it to have a mystique that other stuff doesn't.  That doesn't mean the Japanese didn't produce high quality parts, however, and Shimano (and Suntour, in the old days) certainly have their fans.

Incidentally, I'm more a GT guy than a Hutch guy when it comes to BMX.  Snobbery was one of the reasons I got out of road biking.

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#16 2013-07-22 1:24pm

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

ProThunder4 wrote:

I used to love lugged steel frames and Campagnolo Nuovo Record and Super Record parts.  I don't have any frames or completes any more, but I do have a bunch of NOS and used parts (Campagnolo, 3TTT, Bennotto, Michelin, Cinelli, Regina, etc.).  Earlier this year I finally sold the Campy gruppos I'd been hoarding for some 20 years.  Kind of sad to see them go, but I hope somebody builds them up and gets them out on the road.

I'm not a fan of Campagnolo , it's overpriced and only really for collectors .

I would take Shimano 600 / 105 / DuraAce over any Campy any day , it's less expensive , lighter , and works better .

Just my opinion ...


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#17 2013-07-23 3:47pm

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

I have very little experience with the newer indexing stuff, I just know I have a major lust for those 105 brake levers with the shifters built in. Also I struggle with brake lever placement, since I use the brake hoods a lot to rest my hands against, and can't really get a good grip on the brake levers from behind the hoods, so I have to go down on the bottom to reach them and even then they're kind of up high because I have the levers positioned for a good grip on the hoods. The newer style levers seem to have acknowledged this and tweaked the angle of the lever so you could easily squeeze them from up top.

My only issue is modifying a bike that's so clean and so original. I love the old frame/new components look, but with everything is original and it works, it's hard for me to start swapping parts. I may just buy some newer style bars and upgraded stuff and just keep the original stuff in a box so I can put it back to original if the need arises.

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#18 2013-07-23 4:41pm

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

i just sold my univega... it was an 82 i believe... nuovo sport... sold it for cheap too... best riding bike i've ever had...

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#19 2013-07-23 5:11pm

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

Just curious but how cheap is cheap? I see almost $200 in the seat and bar wrap.

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#20 2013-07-23 5:51pm

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

I flip road bikes to collage kids to support my bmx building habit. cool

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#21 2013-07-23 5:52pm

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

endo wrote:

Just curious but how cheap is cheap? I see almost $200 in the seat and bar wrap.

sigh... 300 hundred bucks... and i still got a grip of low ballers... it's a 46cm frame... tiny as heck... i got a lot of girls trying to fit it, but it was still a bit too tall for them... a bunch of hot 5'1 asian chicks... LOL... but then some guatemalteco kid came and picked it up... he didn't even offer a lower price... dude, the seat, wrap, tires, mr tuffy, cables, housing, brake pads, gum brake housings, toe clips, leather straps were all brand new... then i had them wheels made, stainless spokes on araya rims with sealed joytec hubs... taken all apart and cleaned/regreased...

the reason i got that bike is because i didn't have a car for 3 months... i had to go grocery shopping on a bike... i needed something comfortable... i had some awesome paniers with it too... sigh... i'm gonna miss that bike... but it was just sitting in the back room doing nothing... i still have my carbon road bike... but this guy was amazing...

i'll miss you barney.... sad

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#22 2013-07-23 9:08pm

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

Univega made some nice completes in that era, as did Panasonic, Centurion, and Bridgestone.  My favorites, though, were the mid-80s Treks, which had really nice 531 or 753 frames and mixed component groups.  My first real road racing bike was a 1985 Trek 660 in "race red."  It was a beautiful bike that took me on some of the best rides of my life.  I also had my first major crash on it.


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#23 2013-07-31 2:42am

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

Concorde w 105 integrated shifting


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#24 2013-07-31 2:44am

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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

Pimped out Fiori Modena - ( Canadian brand made by Norco )


I collect/hoard/fix/buy/sell BMX bikes , vintage road bikes , cruisers , mtb , bikes in general ....
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#25 2013-07-31 2:44am

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I collect/hoard/fix/buy/sell BMX bikes , vintage road bikes , cruisers , mtb , bikes in general ....
Also do the same with old school chevys and classic cars/trucks

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