Discussion in 'Wheels, Wings, Mud, and Water' started by ecandle, Dec 21, 2009.
Quality bike , I love specialized bikes
We added a new Roll to the fleet this summer. I kept thinking about buying myself a second Specialized, used, as a project bike, but I am now leaning more towards upgrading my primary bike to carbon fiber (probably one of the Sirrus Carbon models) and using my Crosstrail Disc as the spare. The clunky old Schwinn steel frame has to go. I didn't mind cleaning up the Crossroads Sport for my daughter, but these days I don't want to be screwing around messing with a bike--I just want to ride.
Checking back in with some pics of the 1975-76 Raleigh Super Course I picked up a while back. I finally got around to working on it again and finished it up this week. It is a nice ride for sure and I am surprised at how smoothly the Huret derailleurs shift.
Now that`s a classy classic !
Are those Huret Jubilee (or Titlist ?) derailleurs and Mafac center-pulls ?
Thanks man, appreciate the compliment. The derailleurs are Challenger and the brakes are Weinmann. It's unfortunate that the Brooks saddle was gone, but that's par for the course.
I have a custom Dekerf made in 2015?
Fat chance trials copy of my 31 y.o. fat
Still have both bikes.
This is the era I used to repair bikes in Iowa City. Always liked this bike, easy to adjust and a smooth ride. I remember I found a used one at the time in '79 and bought for the girlfriend.
Picked up a pretty nice (albeit faded) 1987(?) Schwinn Circuit with the Shimano Sante groupset last year that I am currently restoring. I'm not even done putting it back together yet and I've already gotten two offers for it!
This is my gas pipe special, Trek 830. It's a dump rescue. New seat, rack, bottle cage, grips, pedals, tires, & chain, it's my good weather duffer bike. The paint is like new -
My favorite ever hardtail. Mountain Cycles Moho. A hard tail version of the San Andreas. Wish I still had it
anybody is aware of the brand "Alpinestars" - was it any good?
Wow never heard of that brand sorry , where was it made?
Looks like a good quality 90s MTB mfg.
Here's a couple I'm working on now. Well, going back to them to restore bit by bit. Radius Hornet 2 from Germany and A Vision R40 handmade in Seattle. I converted the Radius (black) to overseat steering because it was too twitchy with the underseat steering. It's much better now and inspires more confidence for speed. I also have an Actionbent and a Bacchetta Giro highracer and two Rans frames (V-Rex and Stratus) I'm building up this spring. Made the switch to recumbents 2 years ago and I've been riding 15-40 miles a day. These are REALLY fun bikes. They sure do build your legs up fast since you can't stand on climbs. But on the flats and downhills these babies shine. I sure don't miss the neck and back pain from long rides on the diamond bike.
I remember Alpinestars mtbs back in the 90's when I was racing. I should say I remember the brand but not any real particulars about it. I remember them having a good rep back then but that's about it. It wasn't what I had and wasn't what I really lusted after so it wasn't all that bright on my radar.
US-made, in the 90s...
here's a pic of a pretty ruined one I gotten last week.
This is a CroMega DX, there also was an ALMega Aluminium version.
I really like this bicycle - I wish I had that one...
Very interesting design , how much does it weigh?
Seeing the picture, I remember the funky rear triangle. Great for mud clearance, not so great when a 200lb gorilla like me grinds on a hill climb and flexes it.
gotta weigh it... there was an Aluminium version of this, the AL-Mega
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