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09-26-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 286
Posted By obrentharris

The satin finish on those 49D cranks is...

The satin finish on those 49D cranks is beautiful. How did you achieve that?
Thanks,
Brent
09-26-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,915
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks Mark for the warning. I appreciate that...

Thanks Mark for the warning. I appreciate that an unpiloted tap runs the danger of creating threads that will put the cup out of parallel with both the BB and the opposite cup. Fortunately for me...
09-25-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,915
Posted By obrentharris

Here's the marking on the rims highlighted with...

Here's the marking on the rims highlighted with red paint. Any suggestions?

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-B53F2r9/0/4844f5b6/XL/IMG_0198-XL.jpg

Brent
09-24-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,981
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tand...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-7gfhBgT/0/c3f4521f/XL/IMG_0172-XL.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-MdjPfH8/0/62884d95/XL/IMG_0160-XL.jpg

Brent
09-23-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,915
Posted By obrentharris

A couple months ago orcas island, who lives a few...

A couple months ago orcas island, who lives a few miles form me, offered this bike to me... free!
How could I resist? It was only the second time I have broken my rule about not acquiring bikes that...
09-21-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 690
Posted By obrentharris

Now that you're in the East Bay you could take...

Now that you're in the East Bay you could take the Oakland Ferry to San Francisco and ride the Golden Gate back to Marin.
Brent
09-21-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,258
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks! I assure you they were not in the...

Thanks!

I assure you they were not in the least bitter. I will grant that they were a little old and the creamy pores had turned more brownish. I think the pink tinge is reflected light from the...
09-20-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,822
Posted By obrentharris

Be firm. Ask them to show you that the dents...

Be firm. Ask them to show you that the dents don't line up with the clamps on their repair stands. They should either be happy to oblige or they are less stellar than you think they are.

The good...
09-19-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,258
Posted By obrentharris

I prefer something I can eat when I get it home: ...

I prefer something I can eat when I get it home:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-Vh63KRT/0/654296f0/XL/IMG_0414-XL.jpg

...
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By obrentharris

Seaside, California is right next to the ocean...

Seaside, California is right next to the ocean and is very prone to a strong wind from the west that blows the salt spray onto anything left outdoors. There is a very good chance that the rust is...
09-17-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 96,651
Posted By obrentharris

Rock n Road with Beckman bags, a dream tourer! ...

Rock n Road with Beckman bags, a dream tourer!
Brent
09-14-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 9,476
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tand...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-LCd853F/0/e3f5b264/XL/_DSC2338-XL.jpg

Given the apparent years of neglect I was pleasantly surprised when the seatpost came right out. The...
09-13-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By obrentharris

I'll take the Universals. PM on its way. Brent

I'll take the Universals.
PM on its way.
Brent
09-10-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,211
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks again! Brent

Thanks again!
Brent
09-10-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By obrentharris

Great idea Van. I agree with you that you need...

Great idea Van. I agree with you that you need to find a cleaner cutting method.
Another Universal option; forum member iab has made some very nice reproductions of the Vittoria hoods which I...
09-09-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,211
Posted By obrentharris

Another question for the Campagnolo cognoscenti: ...

Another question for the Campagnolo cognoscenti:
When did the 1010/1 dropout, as seen on this bike, first appear? Velo Base gives a rough date of "1960's - 1970's" but the 56 mm head badge and the...
09-09-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By obrentharris

Toenails are growing out. Maybe a thin...

Toenails are growing out.
Maybe a thin champagne colored stripe at the cuticle so the new bike doesn't feel left out.
Brent
09-09-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 191,380
Posted By obrentharris

One way of doing this is to contact a bike shop...

One way of doing this is to contact a bike shop that is local to the seller and pay them to box the bike and send it via bikeflights or shipbike. Then all the seller has to do is drop the bike at...
09-07-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16,101
Views: 1,671,720
Posted By obrentharris

Morning ride yesterday in an effort to avoid the...

Morning ride yesterday in an effort to avoid the worst of our current heat wave. 60 degrees f. when I left at 8AM. It was 90 degrees when I returned home 48 miles and 3 1/2 hours later.
You can see...
09-07-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 9,476
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks Neal! Brent

Thanks Neal!
Brent
09-07-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 9,476
Posted By obrentharris

I thought I was going to have to sit this one...

I thought I was going to have to sit this one out. But yesterday a friend out on a bike ride, texted me this photo with the message "It's free."
...
09-06-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 802
Posted By obrentharris

Motobecane LeChampion ...

Motobecane LeChampion

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-mZRgTrc/0/816c3413/XL/IMG_0124-XL.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-Z4DZJnQ/0/d5449a24/XL/IMG_0227-XL.jpg
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09-03-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By obrentharris

I have Paragon Machine Works blocks. Very nice...

I have Paragon Machine Works blocks. Very nice quality.
Some people make their own out of a block of hardwood, using a hole saw of the correct diameter for the bore and a thin kerf saw (bandsaw) to...
09-03-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,211
Posted By obrentharris

Ahh. Thanks. I found that one, didn't realize...

Ahh. Thanks.
I found that one, didn't realize they were one and the same.
Brent
09-02-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,211
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks Jim. I have now spent a few enjoyable...

Thanks Jim.
I have now spent a few enjoyable hours on that site.
Brent
09-02-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,211
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks Iab. The bike somehow found its way to...

Thanks Iab. The bike somehow found its way to Santa Cruz so it certainly could be from Spence Wolfe's shop. Where do I find Spence Wolfe's registry? My rudimentary internet search skills have...
09-02-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks Mark! Deep in the recesses of my tool...

Thanks Mark!
Deep in the recesses of my tool box are some old Craftsman ignition wrenches. Hopefully there is one as large as 11mm.
Your hybrid derailleur has given me yet another reason to find a...
09-02-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,211
Posted By obrentharris

Badge height is 56.22mm. Distance between hole...

Badge height is 56.22mm. Distance between hole centers, measured in a straight line, is 32.74mm.
Brent
09-02-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,211
Posted By obrentharris

I've made the image lighter here . Looks more...

I've made the image lighter here . Looks more like the slot fell victim to an errant hacksaw or sawzall, probably wielded by the same previous owner in an attempt to remove the seatpost.
...
Replies: 42
Views: 1,279
Posted By obrentharris

Is the logo on top of the fork crown a bicycle...

Is the logo on top of the fork crown a bicycle wheel? There was another manufacturer by the name of DeRosa who used a wheel for their logo. Give us a clear photo of the logo on the top of the fork...
09-02-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By obrentharris

Another issue with the steel pulleys. The cones...

Another issue with the steel pulleys. The cones tighten up quite a bit when the pulley bolts are tightened. A pulley that spins nicely when out of the cage can stiffen to the point that it doesn't...
09-02-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By obrentharris

Randy, your post provided the nudge I needed to...

Randy, your post provided the nudge I needed to update my Gran Sport pulley thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1207769-gran-sport-pulley-question.html). You might want to look at my...
09-02-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By obrentharris

Here is a partial answer to my questions : See...

Here is a partial answer to my questions :
See the two little nubs cast into the cage plate right next to the holes for the pulley bolts? Those little nubs fit very nicely into the grooves in the...
09-02-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,211
Posted By obrentharris

You've accumulated so much information in there...

You've accumulated so much information in there over the years, it's no wonder a wrong bit comes tumbling out unbidden once in a while!

Brent
09-01-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,211
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks again! Did you mean the 1010/1 dropouts?...

Thanks again!
Did you mean the 1010/1 dropouts?
Brent
09-01-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,211
Posted By obrentharris

Thank you! Inspired by your comment I went...

Thank you!

Inspired by your comment I went searching online for photos of Cinelli forks. Sure enough, I couldn't find another Cinelli fork matching this one. So it's probably safe to lay to rest...
09-01-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,211
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks! I think the headbadge is just under...

Thanks!
I think the headbadge is just under 55mm but I'll double check tomorrow.
Brent
09-01-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By obrentharris

Talbots Toyland, later Talbots Cyclery, was the...

Talbots Toyland, later Talbots Cyclery, was the DeRosa dealer for the area when I was drooling over such bikes in the early seventies.
The green bike in the craigslist add does indeed sport their...
09-01-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,094
Posted By obrentharris

Let me add another dimension to our discussion. ...

Let me add another dimension to our discussion. It's not just weather and terrain that make our rides different. It's also our personal history.
My first 50 mile ride was in 1965. I've been...
09-01-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,211
Posted By obrentharris

I should have mentioned that the owner of this...

I should have mentioned that the owner of this frame is a framebuilder with over 40 years of experience, so replacing a seat tube is not beyond him.
Brent
08-31-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,211
Posted By obrentharris

A couple more photos. ...

A couple more photos.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-VffDzKJ/0/12b8bf3c/XL/IMG_0129-XL.jpg
...
08-31-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,211
Posted By obrentharris

Cinelli Restoration - What Have We Here?

A friend of mine is restoring this old Cinelli. We would appreciate any information you can provide regarding its provenance.
...
08-31-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By obrentharris

TIG welded, not fillet brazed. Brent

TIG welded, not fillet brazed.
Brent
08-29-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,760
Posted By obrentharris

Jimmy Walthour? Brent

Jimmy Walthour?

Brent
08-29-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By obrentharris

I'm having a difficult time believing this hasn't...

I'm having a difficult time believing this hasn't sold yet.

Props for the Wilton vise, tattered photo of a bay window bus, and a special tray just for beer caps!
Brent
08-29-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By obrentharris

See this recent thread for a discussion of the...

See this recent thread for a discussion of the same. Seems this was somewhat common.
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1206399-1950s-frame-waiting-build.html

Brent
08-26-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,652
Posted By obrentharris

My consolations for your bad day! Air will...

My consolations for your bad day!
Air will often come out around the valve even if the hole is elsewhere, path of least resistance. Although a tire that pulls off the rim while riding can cause the...
08-25-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16,101
Views: 1,671,720
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks James! So far we're doing okay. Brent

Thanks James!
So far we're doing okay.
Brent
08-24-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,160
Posted By obrentharris

Juvela, Could you please share with us those...

Juvela,
Could you please share with us those differences between the two makers?
Brent
08-24-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,305
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-4zxZ...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-4zxZC7x/0/cf1a5967/XL/IMG_0304-XL.jpg
Motobecane Le Champion


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-QWT3vgx/0/40ef9575/XL/IMG_0436-XL.jpg...
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