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09-27-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 33,674
Posted By Bianchi84

28 hole Campy Record hub, Alpina spokes. I was...

28 hole Campy Record hub, Alpina spokes. I was torn between drive-side or lever; I thought this looked better....
09-21-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,654
Posted By Bianchi84

That principle has a bit of uncertainty about it.

That principle has a bit of uncertainty about it.
09-03-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By Bianchi84

You're not in Australia, are you?

You're not in Australia, are you?
08-23-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Bianchi84

Enjoy the bike, and congratulations on giving the...

Enjoy the bike, and congratulations on giving the other a second life with your neighbor.
I know Drive-side is correct, but those front-wheel spoke decorations need to be facing the same way so we...
08-04-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,474
Posted By Bianchi84

White Velox, Top down ...

White Velox, Top down
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07-30-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By Bianchi84

There must be stress involved with...

There must be stress involved with wheel-building; when I was getting my Schwinn Factory training at their facility in N.J. back in the Eighties, we were specifically told that their method allowed...
07-19-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,350
Posted By Bianchi84

Update

The right-side of my make-shift inserts finally failed yesterday; it cracked where I'm guessing the most pressure and flex occurs at the ball of the foot. It lasted for almost a year. Was it worth...
06-03-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Bianchi84

Is the tubing double "butted"?

Is the tubing double "butted"?
06-03-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Bianchi84

I've worked on some that were more like the old...

I've worked on some that were more like the old toilet paper. Anyway, they are both on a "roll".
05-31-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,176
Posted By Bianchi84

Thanks for the link! That looks like a spoke as...

Thanks for the link! That looks like a spoke as you go method. I learned the fill whole hub method back on 1985. I got my Schwinn factory mechanic training back then (Still have my card!). That's...
05-31-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,176
Posted By Bianchi84

This would be my guess too (fwiw). Not sure what...

This would be my guess too (fwiw). Not sure what Sheldon's method is but the way I do it,the hub is pre-filled before lacing so it's easier to notice anything off early in the process.
05-31-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Bianchi84

I started a similar thread a month or so ago....

I started a similar thread a month or so ago. Based on responses, I tried "Bar and Chain" oil (for chainsaws). So far it has been working great.
05-28-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,163
Posted By Bianchi84

Suntour Chain- Key Chain ...

Suntour Chain- Key Chain

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05-21-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,296
Posted By Bianchi84

I was trying to sell an opened box but potential...

I was trying to sell an opened box but potential buyer insisted that I close it.
05-11-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By Bianchi84

Battaglin seems to still make them.

Battaglin seems to still make them.
05-08-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Bianchi84

I had a Fastback and a '90s re-issue Krate that I...

I had a Fastback and a '90s re-issue Krate that I gave to my nephews. I also used to have a Peapicker Krate with the Drum front brake and Disc rear brake - I sold that long ago - no pictures.
...
05-03-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By Bianchi84

If it is just the pedal threads that are the...

If it is just the pedal threads that are the issue, there is a threaded bushing repair that can be done. Your LBS may or may not do this and I'm not sure how cost effective it would be. Just an...
05-03-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 699
Posted By Bianchi84

Mended my Ways

Funny! (It's pronounced: "Boo- kay!")
That's an old picture, I have since re-taped and new hoods!
Might re- re- tape; not my best job :(
...
05-03-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 699
Posted By Bianchi84

Here's my '84 Tipo Corsa ...

Here's my '84 Tipo Corsa


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05-02-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,826
Posted By Bianchi84

A Ross Gran Tour Professional - Department Store...

A Ross Gran Tour Professional - Department Store Bike. (Anybody remember TSS stores from Long Island, NY around 1980?). I wound up upgrading the steel to aluminum rims, made some other changes, ...
04-24-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Bianchi84

I wonder if what is an exact match for paint in...

I wonder if what is an exact match for paint in 1972 would match today due to fading,etc. You may need to just "trial-and-error" a custom match anyway with what you can easily find now. (?).
04-06-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By Bianchi84

I might be wrong, but I don't think Schwinn MTBs...

I might be wrong, but I don't think Schwinn MTBs had one piece cranks in the eighties. That might make crankset choices a little limited although I do think there were (still are ?) Conversion BB...
04-05-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,911
Posted By Bianchi84

Very short and slow ride on the Greenway today;...

Very short and slow ride on the Greenway today; I've never seen so many people social distancing in one place before! Don't they know this is MY Greenway?
"This hole, this Quarry hole is mine!"
...
04-05-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 58,551
Views: 8,569,222
Posted By Bianchi84

I think that's from the Italian stem-maker:...

I think that's from the Italian stem-maker: "Ocarina".
03-28-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7,530
Views: 1,955,541
Posted By Bianchi84

I've posted this one before, but since I finally...

I've posted this one before, but since I finally rode it again today after it sitting for quite a while, I hope nobody minds a re-post.1985 Cannondale SM 600 24/26 wheels.
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02-28-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,911
Posted By Bianchi84

The Other Day

I can't complain about the temperatures in February where I am in NC (compared to what I had in Long Island NY 5 years ago)!
Short ride by the scenic weeds section of my local Greenway... which will...
02-09-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,032
Posted By Bianchi84

I posted these beat-up, spring-less,...

I posted these beat-up, spring-less, pivot-replaced vintage Var cutters in the "Favorite Bike Tools?" thread a while back. They still work perfectly! They were going to be thrown out at the bike shop...
01-25-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By Bianchi84

I have my original, (no longer) white Bindas on...

I have my original, (no longer) white Bindas on my '84 Bianchi the same way; I really don't mess with them. I agree, patina had its benefits!
01-20-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3,647
Views: 323,057
Posted By Bianchi84

Once that seat arrives it will be time to:...

Once that seat arrives it will be time to: "Release the Quackin' !"
01-11-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By Bianchi84

Like Miller from Repo Man might say: "It's all...

Like Miller from Repo Man might say: "It's all part of a cosmic unconsciousness".
12-29-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,636
Posted By Bianchi84

Porridge in the Woods that wasn't Just-Right to...

Porridge in the Woods that wasn't Just-Right to eat? I'll bet there's trouble "bruin" in a nearby cabin.
12-25-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,315
Posted By Bianchi84

Merry Christmas

I got a cool bike - themed t-shirt and a new Pro Bike Tool multi tool. Santa rules!
12-11-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By Bianchi84

Still 12 days away, but might still count as a...

Still 12 days away, but might still count as a Festivus Miracle!
12-09-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 46,265
Posted By Bianchi84

Front hub of my '84 Bianchi ...

Front hub of my '84 Bianchi

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12-07-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By Bianchi84

I wasn't planning on decorating the bike, but...

I wasn't planning on decorating the bike, but maybe I can get a real cycling Jersey to match my festive Krampus t-shirt!
...
12-02-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,601
Posted By Bianchi84

The way I used to do it when I worked in a bike...

The way I used to do it when I worked in a bike shop was to wrap from the top down. (I'd cut a small length off to cover the brake-lever clamp first which would make the roll that much shorter). I'd...
11-24-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By Bianchi84

I'm about 145 lbs and have been using 28 hole...

I'm about 145 lbs and have been using 28 hole Campy low flange hubs with Mavic Open 4 CD ceramics since those rims first became available. I built the wheels myself. Front is radial "laced" with...
11-03-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,818
Posted By Bianchi84

I found these Coconut Energy Bars.:) ...

I found these Coconut Energy Bars.:)
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10-24-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Bianchi84

Gipiemme, you just got served!

Gipiemme, you just got served!
10-23-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,854
Posted By Bianchi84

Congratulations on the new find! I'll admit I...

Congratulations on the new find! I'll admit I don't know much about Bertoni, but it looks like a great mix of components, solid tube-set, and I really love that seat-stay cluster. Let us know how it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By Bianchi84

Does it help if I know the Van Buren Boys hand...

Does it help if I know the Van Buren Boys hand sign?
09-30-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By Bianchi84

"Mount your Roadmaster Bicycle!"

"Mount your Roadmaster Bicycle!"
09-21-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,911
Posted By Bianchi84

New handlebar tape makes you faster and knowing a...

New handlebar tape makes you faster and knowing a water fountain is at the end of the ride helps you to keep going. Great 80 weather this afternoon. Broke my end-plugs getting them out, but they...
09-21-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,188
Posted By Bianchi84

Before and After

Half-way through taping. I didn't realize: 1) how lame my taping skills have gotten, and 2) how used to the old color of tape I had become; I'm thinking I should have ordered grey! I also broke my...
09-15-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,350
Posted By Bianchi84

Buy?... New?... With money?! I'm glad I didn't...

Buy?... New?... With money?!
I'm glad I didn't ask if anyone knew of a seamstress who might be able to repair my "classic" Rhode Gear gloves!!:)...
09-14-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,350
Posted By Bianchi84

Just to test the concept, I took a coping saw to...

Just to test the concept, I took a coping saw to whatever it is that old clip-boards are made of using a paper template I made from the original inserts. I took them on a 10 mile test ride this...
09-07-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,549
Posted By Bianchi84

What type of bars are those taped ones on the top...

What type of bars are those taped ones on the top bike?
08-29-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,350
Posted By Bianchi84

I was looking for a solution; not a PRACTICAL...

I was looking for a solution; not a PRACTICAL solution!!!
07-29-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,096
Posted By Bianchi84

Mostly XC

Suntour XC that came on my '84 Cannondale SM600. I changed the original XC Beartraps for reasons I can't quite remember. Still have a Suntour chainstay protector! The front Derailleur is...
07-20-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 117,913
Posted By Bianchi84

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