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10-18-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By due ruote

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html ...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html

You might find it helpful to play around with this. Put in the data for your other bike, figure out what range of gears suits your needs. For instance,...
10-18-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By due ruote

One of those showed up recently in a local shop...

One of those showed up recently in a local shop window. Beautiful bike.
...
10-15-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By due ruote

I would go with Suntour bar end shifters. Itís...

I would go with Suntour bar end shifters. Itís nice to keep your hands on the bars in traffic.
If you want to go with downtube shifters, Suntour Power Shifters are very nice.
both of those...
10-13-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By due ruote

Thatís a really nice Panasonic-made sport tourer....

Thatís a really nice Panasonic-made sport tourer.
I remember a few years when I didnít ride without one of those trailers behind me. When it came off I couldnít believe how nimble the bike felt.
10-11-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By due ruote

Very nice but I must admit I am distracted by the...

Very nice but I must admit I am distracted by the Holdsworth tandem.
10-11-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 735
Posted By due ruote

My experience is if you detension the spokes...

My experience is if you detension the spokes enough and then spin the wheel, you can tell if the rim is true or not. If not, then you can proceed to fully unlace, etc.
Re polishing, I find that an...
10-06-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 702
Posted By due ruote

I let one of those go a couple years ago. Same...

I let one of those go a couple years ago. Same story. Buyer drove 6 hours to get it and was so psyched he insisted on giving me more than my asking. It makes letting go so much easier when the buyer...
09-27-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By due ruote

Thanks for posting this. My Signature 294S is my...

Thanks for posting this. My Signature 294S is my go-to rider - 1985 model from when Redcay was in charge of the line.
...
09-25-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By due ruote

The ending needs work.

The ending needs work.
09-24-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,149
Posted By due ruote

1978 Motobecane TC. ...

1978 Motobecane TC.

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09-24-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6,923
Views: 2,454,005
Posted By due ruote

I have a pr on the way from Bikeinn. $74 for the...

I have a pr on the way from Bikeinn. $74 for the pr with shipping, which didnít seem terrible to me. I ordered black but I think they also had skinwall.
09-20-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By due ruote

Itís a sharp looking frame with those chrome...

Itís a sharp looking frame with those chrome features. I would probably put the focus on that and go with black tape. But I have seen people use turquoise with root beer and itís pretty striking. ...
09-16-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 568
Posted By due ruote

I would select objects of various colors around...

I would select objects of various colors around the house and hold them up to the frame. Or go to a paint store and grab a bunch of cards. Take lots of pictures.
Have you tried laying the frame on a...
09-09-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By due ruote

I donít really have an answer, but it appears as...

I donít really have an answer, but it appears as though the tread rubber was brittle. How it got that way would be the question, and a number of things could have contributed, including tire quality,...
09-07-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6,923
Views: 2,454,005
Posted By due ruote

Cool. Looking forward to pics. Does yours have...

Cool. Looking forward to pics.
Does yours have rack braze-ons? Mine (Comp model) does not.
09-05-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,285
Posted By due ruote

Wow. I have a hunch the market will sort it out.

Wow. I have a hunch the market will sort it out.
09-04-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,616
Posted By due ruote

Lay the bike down on its (non-drive) side. Then...

Lay the bike down on its (non-drive) side. Then lift the back end up so itís vertical, leaving the front wheel flat on the ground.
Putting the wheel back in will be easier if the bike is hung by...
08-26-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 942
Posted By due ruote

Inevitably, I would want to ride the one on the...

Inevitably, I would want to ride the one on the bottom.
08-26-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 811
Posted By due ruote

I had a shifted rear end on a Stella, and was...

I had a shifted rear end on a Stella, and was able to get it back into alignment fairly easily with some careful clamp work.
...
08-26-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 213,499
Posted By due ruote

Stretching the definition of celebrity - Mike...

Stretching the definition of celebrity - Mike Chichanowski, founder of Wenonah Canoes. A still from one of their website videos.
...
08-24-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 882
Posted By due ruote

On the north shore of Chicago, it would be way...

On the north shore of Chicago, it would be way easier to provide a list of good shops that have closed in the past several years. There are still a few that I would call sympathetic to older bikes,...
08-21-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,060
Posted By due ruote

25mm Veloflex Master would be worth considering.

25mm Veloflex Master would be worth considering.
08-19-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By due ruote

C&V forum. For when you need a dose of pure...

C&V forum. For when you need a dose of pure enabling.
08-17-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 966
Posted By due ruote

And yet my 78 Team Champion has French bb threads...

And yet my 78 Team Champion has French bb threads and headset.
08-10-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 966
Posted By due ruote

ďDefinitely FrenchĒ

At least your second statement is right!
Seriously, it is most likely French. Possibly Swiss.
Did any vintage Motos use British threading?
08-07-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,027
Posted By due ruote

Sorry to ask, but I guess I am having a senior...

Sorry to ask, but I guess I am having a senior block.
You're saying you need to lower the saddle? But the current seatpost can't go lower? Are these marked for max as well as min insertion? To my...
08-06-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 151,141
Posted By due ruote

Is this actually a Colnago? If so itís the first...

Is this actually a Colnago? If so itís the first I have seen with stem shifters.
...
08-06-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6,923
Views: 2,454,005
Posted By due ruote

I don't set mine quite as high as that, but it's...

I don't set mine quite as high as that, but it's not that far off. As far as the Midge bars go, I love them and they are one of the classic dirt drop bars, with a very shallow drop. The usual advice...
08-04-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,132
Posted By due ruote

I made a rooftop mount for our Yakima rack from...

I made a rooftop mount for our Yakima rack from ash and some leftover Yakima bits. The fork clamp swivels so I can put the bike up with no trouble. ...
07-31-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,674
Posted By due ruote

Wait - me too! Beginning around 1977. My standard...

Wait - me too! Beginning around 1977. My standard is 42 x 16 with 700c x 28 or 32 tires.
07-23-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3,263
Views: 733,941
Posted By due ruote

An updated shot of my 78 Team Champion with...

An updated shot of my 78 Team Champion with Noodles and tricolor Benotto.
...
07-09-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 950
Posted By due ruote

Are you certain that the crank is properly...

Are you certain that the crank is properly torqued onto the BB?
06-30-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,011
Posted By due ruote

Think too about where you ride, and how you ride....

Think too about where you ride, and how you ride. Are the roads rough? Think wider tires. Will you ride only on pavement, or on rail trails etc? Need fenders?
The Pro was a race bike and wouldnít be...
06-24-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,411
Posted By due ruote

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This one's left the building, but it was fun.
06-17-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By due ruote

I agree it looks close. Maybe itís a rack sized...

I agree it looks close. Maybe itís a rack sized for 26Ē wheels. If it doesnít rub youíre OK, but going to larger tires or adding fenders might be an issue.
06-17-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 46,266
Posted By due ruote

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-11-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,822
Posted By due ruote

Technically, you donít, but having them makes it...

Technically, you donít, but having them makes it easy to check dish without removing the tire.
06-08-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By due ruote

I had one for a while. Great riding bike. If it...

I had one for a while. Great riding bike. If it had been a size down I would have kept it.
I switched to 700c and ran 32mm with fenders and had lots of extra room, but I doubt that info helps much....
06-02-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By due ruote

I have a Signature 294S, which was one of their...

I have a Signature 294S, which was one of their better production race bikes. Itís a 54cm frame and is 024 tubing. I donít know why they didnít use 022, but I have no complaints about the ride.
I...
05-30-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 898
Posted By due ruote

Maybe the Merckx frame had a separate alignment...

Maybe the Merckx frame had a separate alignment issue that the off-center bars corrected. Just brainstorming here.
05-26-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,446
Posted By due ruote

177 is my favorite road bar. I would dispute the...

177 is my favorite road bar. I would dispute the claim that there isnít much difference in the bends. The Noodle has a nice flat section behind the hoods, whereas the Cinelli has almost none. Itís...
05-11-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,377
Posted By due ruote

Ah, gotcha. I guess I wasnít reading closely...

Ah, gotcha. I guess I wasnít reading closely enough. Thanks.
05-09-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,520
Posted By due ruote

I can make you feel better. I did that to a Deore...

I can make you feel better. I did that to a Deore crank once by forgetting to remove the bolt first. At least I am unlikely to repeat that move.
05-09-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,524
Posted By due ruote

This thread makes me remember past BF member Jon...

This thread makes me remember past BF member Jon Williams (RIP) and his beautiful work.
The Retrogrouch: RIP Jon Williams - Drillium Revival...
05-09-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,524
Posted By due ruote

I made this simple jig to hold the ring. Clamped...

I made this simple jig to hold the ring. Clamped it to the press table. I thought about using a nail to index the hole interval, but it was really easy to just mark them and use a center punch.
...
05-08-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By due ruote

Simplex Retrofriction?

Simplex Retrofriction?
04-27-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,348
Posted By due ruote

Maybe she has some frames squirreled away that...

Maybe she has some frames squirreled away that you donít know about.
04-26-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,348
Posted By due ruote

Maybe with a shorter stem and Northroad style...

Maybe with a shorter stem and Northroad style bars?
04-23-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 929
Posted By due ruote

My hunch is that the bike has been abused more...

My hunch is that the bike has been abused more than used. Not terrible abuse, more like benign neglect. But itís hard to say for sure without a close inspection. Look carefully at the chainrings and...
04-23-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 929
Posted By due ruote

Itís a pretty nice bike, especially if you can...

Itís a pretty nice bike, especially if you can get it for $120. At least in my area, it would be rare to get a bike of that quality for that price, and not have some work to do.

Fwiw, as a...
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