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04-16-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 397
Posted By merziac

Its where the rubber meets the road, they have to...

Its where the rubber meets the road, they have to meet a pretty high safety, quality, etc. standard. If you blow a car tire you might crash into something but its not likely to be life threatening.
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04-16-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Very cool, I have one of these frames...

:thumb: Very cool, I have one of these frames that is languishing with too many others. :twitchy:

Is that a sawed off pump peg toward the back of the TT? :notamused:

I also have a Moto GJ that...
04-16-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By merziac

Next in line plz. ;)

Next in line plz. ;)
04-16-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 19,987
Posted By merziac

You're welcome and if you hit the "Quote" button,...

You're welcome and if you hit the "Quote" button, it will alert the poster that you have responded for more replies.

Yep, welcome to the C+V world during COVID, $5k! :roflmao2:
04-16-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 19,987
Posted By merziac

So no worries but you're working from a 5 year...

So no worries but you're working from a 5 year old zombie thread.

Welcome aboard, glad you found us, you're in the right place. :thumb:

You'll need 5 more posts for pics, just respond to any...
04-16-21, 02:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By merziac

Paging selaing

Paging selaing
04-15-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By merziac

I knew I was going to get called out on this....

I knew I was going to get called out on this. :twitchy:

Unfortunately they are quite a ways down the queue, the newer one may get the big ding filled and covered over with another big white panel...
04-15-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By merziac

Yessir, absolutely. ;)

Yessir, absolutely. ;)
04-15-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 681,219
Posted By merziac

Not normally a fan of these but this is stunning,...

Not normally a fan of these but this is stunning, great work. :thumb:
04-15-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By merziac

Jsendin It may seem counterintuitive or...

Jsendin

It may seem counterintuitive or tacky but we get even more excited when we know what an amazing price is.

I have 2 Marinoni frames, one older lugged steel I got in trade for a too small...
04-15-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By merziac

No way to go wrong with a Marinoni, such a great...

No way to go wrong with a Marinoni, such a great story and history, so cool. :thumb:
04-14-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 524
Posted By merziac

Since we're on a roll, here's Merz's tripleizer...

Since we're on a roll, here's Merz's tripleizer just for fun. ;)


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04-14-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 506
Posted By merziac

Assuming you know that he is the guy if its...

Assuming you know that he is the guy if its cracked too. ;)
04-13-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 524
Posted By merziac

I stand corrected, as bulgie points out, he...

I stand corrected, as bulgie points out, he recently got some Ti ones from Jim.. :crash:

In my defense, I have never seen them on his efbay or FB page and most of his stuff shows up on one or the...
04-13-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 506
Posted By merziac

Jeffery Bock in Ames Iowa does phenomenal work....

Jeffery Bock in Ames Iowa does phenomenal work. ;)

Franklin frame

Yellow jersey?

Spectrum

Doug Fattic?
04-13-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 524
Posted By merziac

My knowledge is rudimentary at best but isn't the...

My knowledge is rudimentary at best but isn't the allen in the bottom the really tough part?
04-13-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 524
Posted By merziac

The 30's aren't original either but they are...

The 30's aren't original either but they are somewhat currently available, yours is a 34, right?

The 36's are the only original ones as far as I know and in my mind not worth the bolt hassle for...
04-13-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 524
Posted By merziac

So, you ever more than contemplated making some...

So, you ever more than contemplated making some or a reasonable facsimile from scratch? ;)
04-13-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 524
Posted By merziac

Reynolds 531 Also keep these in mind. ;) ...

Reynolds 531

Also keep these in mind. ;)


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04-13-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 524
Posted By merziac

I'm sure you do, I do too, if bulgie or Merz...

I'm sure you do, I do too, if bulgie or Merz haven't gone there it's a very big ask but nobody is rooting for you more than I.

Let me/us know if we can add to the pot to get it done, standing by....
04-13-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 524
Posted By merziac

This is an age old pursuit as we know, bulgie has...

This is an age old pursuit as we know, bulgie has addressed it, he and I had a good discussion about it awhile back.

These are a huge pita for a couple of reasons, not the least of all being they...
04-13-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 524
Posted By merziac

Its possible but I've never seen them from him,...

Its possible but I've never seen them from him, any version of this is still going to be cost prohibitive.
04-13-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By merziac

Its all relative, its entirely likely that this...

Its all relative, its entirely likely that this is a fine riding frame, many were/are. If you beat yourself to death on the project and its not then....

The key is to make short work of it, let...
04-13-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 729
Posted By merziac

You might be on to something. ;)

You might be on to something. ;)
04-13-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By merziac

The new toothless aircraft stripper is only about...

The new toothless aircraft stripper is only about as good as the old regular paint stripper, by the time it soaks in and lifts the paint it has all but evaporated, vigorous scrubbing with the wire...
04-12-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By merziac

You have to be ready to shift into high gear when...

You have to be ready to shift into high gear when the paint really starts lifting and down to granny when things aren't progressing, slather, slather again, hurry up and wait. ;)
04-12-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 372
Posted By merziac

Yep, at least MKS will go the distance and they...

Yep, at least MKS will go the distance and they are still a pretty good deal, best Campy copies and one of the best values in all of cycling, imo. ;)
04-12-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By merziac

I hate to tell you but this is a very lower model...

I hate to tell you but this is a very lower model based on the stamped rear dropouts so you have signed on for a lot of work for little or no gain, supplies for this job will exceed the value imo.
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04-12-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 729
Posted By merziac

:popcorn

:popcorn
04-12-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 372
Posted By merziac

At least its vintage carbon, these have a good...

At least its vintage carbon, these have a good rep in general and many are fans of them.

Looks good from here and if it works good for you, then its all good. ;)

What pedals are those plz?
04-12-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By merziac

I think you would do well to consider...

I think you would do well to consider berkleydriskill's outcome maybe with your own spin. His turned out the way I would have hoped for if'n I was him. ;)
04-12-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 947
Posted By merziac

berkleydriskill Poetic license can serve us...

berkleydriskill

Poetic license can serve us well as it has you here.

The ability to tastefully "reroute" the vibe, aesthetic, etc. can be very good in many cases like this.

If it had come...
04-12-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 947
Posted By merziac

Again, H**Y CRAP! :love: No worries, great...

Again, H**Y CRAP! :love:

No worries, great job. ;)

All good, period. :thumb:
04-12-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 922
Posted By merziac

Chiming back in to ask how many fingers did you...

Chiming back in to ask how many fingers did you have on the lever when it broke?
04-12-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 24,184
Posted By merziac

:thumb: WOW! So cool.:love:

:thumb: WOW!

So cool.:love:
04-11-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7,046
Views: 656,934
Posted By merziac

:twitchy: :thumb:

:twitchy: :thumb:
04-11-21, 05:24 PM
04-11-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 61,152
Views: 9,150,802
Posted By merziac

That Brooks is a pebble top so it alone is worth...

That Brooks is a pebble top so it alone is worth a Benny. ;)
04-11-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,903
Posted By merziac

I believe so, it and the rear bridge were...

I believe so, it and the rear bridge were originally designed for 650b. Dave "massaged" the front quite a bit to make it work with 32's and short reach brakes. ;)

Here's the "build thread".
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04-11-21, 02:27 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,903
Posted By merziac

Can we bother you for a nice driveside pic? ;)

Can we bother you for a nice driveside pic? ;)
04-11-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 922
Posted By merziac

We did, several years ago I got an SC for my kid,...

We did, several years ago I got an SC for my kid, full o-haul, same levers, one was bent, I tried to straighten it, snap!

I got a single just like you.

His was gold, well loved, turned out...
04-10-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,903
Posted By merziac

:eek: H**Y CRAP! That's freakin awesome....

:eek: H**Y CRAP!

That's freakin awesome. :thumb:
04-10-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 24,184
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Great looking greenies. I have a...

:thumb: Great looking greenies.

I have a Highlander that must be a bit older as it has a cast faux biplane crown and I bought it for the wheels but didn't use them as I got better set off another...
04-10-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 61,152
Views: 9,150,802
Posted By merziac

Dave built all of these, they are the same as a...

Dave built all of these, they are the same as a Fuso with less flourish. This one has been listed before and for a long time, overpriced imo.;)

AND it has a big ding in the TT DS right in front of...
04-09-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By merziac

Dylansbob It's a VO Grand Cru stem and...

Dylansbob

It's a VO Grand Cru stem and they're pretty long like the Techno's. The tall HT was part of the fitting and I decided not to cut the steerer and go with the spacer(s) to have the maximum...
04-09-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By merziac

Too small is debatable, but even so I don't like...

Too small is debatable, but even so I don't like to bend over much, never raced and I don't ride very hard in general so I get a lot of:wtf:with my setups.

Turns out some are on the small side...
04-08-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By merziac

No, me. ;)

No, me. ;)
04-08-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 351,839
Posted By merziac

ISO-WTB, Long reach, silver Tektro caliper...

ISO-WTB,

Long reach, silver Tektro caliper as close to this as possible with same style quick release.

...
04-08-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 61,152
Views: 9,150,802
Posted By merziac

Glad I could help, love it when this happens....

Glad I could help, love it when this happens. :thumb:
04-07-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 957
Posted By merziac

Tx Roger, no real tx to me, I was just smart...

Tx Roger, no real tx to me, I was just smart enough to snap it up when the venerable pcb put it up for sale and then use it for the fitting to size up the new Strawberry. ;)
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