Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
Been looking for a Gazelle recently and found this....
This guy is such an optimist
Asking a huge price while admitting to a dent and posting no pictures worth looking at. (although more are coming 'later')
The one picture he does post shows that the badge rivets have been drilled out so ' the 'excellent paint job' is a respray and re-sticker (hopefully of a Gazelle frame) not mentioned in the description.
Won't be buying this one...
Yep, I couldve found an excuse to go down today as well. Emailed as soon as I saw it, waited till 7 to text. Dont know when it sold.
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Cro-mo Wheeler for a larger guy in W.A.? Going cheap.
A big ole vitus in Perth.
"Front wheel is still securely locked to a bike rack somewhere... by some sucker who doesn't understand quick-releases"
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ballarat ... 1030526350
Maybe that should be posted in stolen bikes too, under "Found"
bychosis (bahy-koh-sis): A mental disorder of delusions indicating impaired contact with a reality of no bicycles.
Interesting shifter on this old Malvern Star :-/
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 1199501485
Looking at phone resolution... hard to see much of what it is. Guessing early 70s?
"333" was Shimano's first 3 speed IGH, it's a stem shifter mounted on the top tube . RD looks like an Eagle with that big heavy steel bash guard.
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
Aluminium Cadex in amazing condition. $100 with 105 group and Campag? rims.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/wadalba/ ... 1030586274
Ooohh yes, those 3.5kg wheels just make it for me...
It was his winner quote
=>> "the value of this bike will go up next year and on going"
I SO want a tandem but Mrs Waka is not convinced..... I would prefer a cyclocross/ racing style.
look at these Gumtree finds
NSW $220 http://goo.gl/PnMgF9
QLD $850 http://goo.gl/7bEOPS from the future!
QLD $1150 http://goo.gl/TiJpC5 OK.
I would need upgraded brakes though. 180s Hyd for the way I descend, like a stone as was lovingly put to me as I freewheeled past the Mrs Waka going up hill after the last downhill bit
Could be a few good scores, heaps of look pedals, durace stem?... http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/launcest ... 1030541392
Pinarello on sunshine coast... http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/golden-b ... 1030554097
Would actually be keen on this Alan, someone want to post haha....
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/como/bic ... 1030586120
Sorenson, not cheap though... http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mount-sh ... 1030617170
Anyone in Melb bought a bike off this guy? Seems to sell some pretty good stuff.
Something like this?
One word of caution, Some early 90's Santana's had an issue with forks, 1" from memory. Santana does sell replacements.
Some interesting cable routing for the brakes. Perhaps this was an earlier version of a travel agent.
180 isn't big enough for tandems, 203 is most common. Lots of people use 622 discs though. Vs and a drum will cope with an awful lot. Downhill speed tends to be limited by the stoker anyway, I'm just lucky that mine is a hoon.
I've just 'upgraded' the heavy tandem to dual 203 mechanical discs. It started life with dual Vs, then with a disc on the back, now front as well. One of the main drivers for this was the ability to change wheels easily, since the training wheels and the race wheels have different rim widths which was a pain to keep adjusting each weekend. The Vs will be held in reserve and may find their way back on for CA races that might require them (although discs were permitted at the last minute for the most recent para-cycling nationals), and as a third brake for mountain rides.
The Vs alone certainly did the job in nearly all circumstances, and better than several bikes with discs we've ridden (although they might not have been as efficient as they could have been). We did lose a front tyre to overheating on one descent, but to put it in perspective 3 single bikes cooked tyres on that descent too so that circumstance is a bit unusual, a drum brake would have solved that one descent nicely.
If you want hydro discs then there is this:
I have posted all 3 of these to the local tandem group here, but no response so don't know if any late bids are planned.
I have Canti's on my tandem, original late 80s Deore with Kool Stop salmon pads. I think they're quite sufficient, from the drops you can get some good stopping power. I have the third drag brake rigged up to a Suntour ratcheting MTB shifter, flipped on its side and mounted to the stem like a 10 speed stem shifter. The ratchets are great as they hold the brake in place, and the drag brake gave a very surprising amount of power. I was totally unable to lock up the rear wheel with it, I think that is mostly because the weight is spread evenly between the wheels on a tandem. Here is one of the longer descents we tackled
Tandem by biekomelbourne, on Flickr
We walked for this bit, mostly because I was not confident enough in my handling skills, my hands were tired, and I didn't know the limits of our tyre traction on the gravel with the drag brake so heavily engaged. By the end we were happy to roll down a far steeper paved road with a sharp bend at the bottom, it was a lot of fun to let the drag brake go once we were around the bend and feel the bike surge forward.
We were around 170kg all up.
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Party like it's 1999
ha! thought so..
Party like it's 1999
Honesty in advertising Malvern Star 3 Star
Partial honesty. They forgot the bend in the DT
edit: This one,on the other hand..... looks like it has nice new lever hoods. That arent right for the levers and dont even come close to fitting..... and 62cm frame for "Medium to tall rider". Obviously has a very loose definition of medium height
The pics tell the story as does the description, been in front ender. Pic 2 clarifies that, don't ya think.
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