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07-11-20, 08:47 PM
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Posted By obrentharris

https://images.craigslist.org/00W0W_7d6JPY5Ev2r_0C...

https://images.craigslist.org/00W0W_7d6JPY5Ev2r_0CI0pO_600x450.jpg
Mondia Special in very nice shape. $650
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07-10-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 32,049
Posted By obrentharris

How many more shopping days until Christmas? ...

How many more shopping days until Christmas?
Brent
07-10-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 21,361
Posted By obrentharris

At two years shy of 70 I think I'm fairly typical...

At two years shy of 70 I think I'm fairly typical of many of the attendees. If they hold it this September and a sizable number of us are foolhardy enough to attend, they might just end up with a...
07-10-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By obrentharris

You folks are no doubt correct about this being...

You folks are no doubt correct about this being an after-market modification. Upon closer examination the skewer is not only bent, but also twisted. I find it humorous that someone may have bent this...
07-09-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 326
Posted By obrentharris

Yes. The link opens an album with one photo in...

Yes. The link opens an album with one photo in it.
Brent
07-08-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By obrentharris

A Minor Campagnolo History Mystery

My search for period correct open "C" skewers for my Olmo project (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1198156-backpedaling-restoring-1960-olmo-its-former-glory.html) has not been entirely...
07-08-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,630
Posted By obrentharris

Valentine ...

Valentine

https://photos.smugmug.com/Family-and-Friends/Family-and-Friends/i-pdRfVgD/0/48d91f83/L/IMG_0066-L.jpg

Brent
07-08-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By obrentharris

Shoes for tiny, tiny horses. Brent

Shoes for tiny, tiny horses.
Brent
07-08-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,574
Posted By obrentharris

I understand that Rivendell is coming out with a...

I understand that Rivendell is coming out with a line of wool pants with leather pockets large enough to fit a rotary-dial telephone.
Brent
07-07-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 607
Posted By obrentharris

This is not that uncommon. I was hit by a BMW...

This is not that uncommon. I was hit by a BMW head-on (very slowly, thank goodness): Wheel and fork were fine, top tube and down tube both bent.
Brent
07-07-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By obrentharris

I have recently purchased similarly priced items...

I have recently purchased similarly priced items from eBay UK, eBay France, and eBay Italy. I have not been charged a customs fee. On the other hand your bank or credit card that you have linked...
07-06-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,755
Posted By obrentharris

I am hopeful that I will have a nice Peppino...

I am hopeful that I will have a nice Peppino update in the not-too-distant future pending the arrival of a couple parts from Francia; a month in transit so far.
Brent
07-05-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,434
Posted By obrentharris

How can I not take up a cue like that? ...

How can I not take up a cue like that?

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-nx33PDd/0/700f815c/XL/Dinucci_01s-XL.jpg

...
07-04-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By obrentharris

kroozer I have more red housing than I will ever...

kroozer I have more red housing than I will ever use. A medium red I would say. Like this:...
07-03-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By obrentharris

I have a spare pair of Sidi straps that look like...

I have a spare pair of Sidi straps that look like they will fit those black shoes. Free to whoever gets the shoes.
Brent
07-03-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6,432
Views: 557,994
Posted By obrentharris

Nice bottle! Reproduction I presume? Who is...

Nice bottle!
Reproduction I presume? Who is the vendor?
Brent
07-03-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,791
Posted By obrentharris

We lost the OP 3 days ago. Brent

We lost the OP 3 days ago.
Brent
07-02-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6,432
Views: 557,994
Posted By obrentharris

If one man's junk is another man's jewelry, then...

If one man's junk is another man's jewelry, then "Bling-Bling" is my middle name.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-tkdrVwp/0/c7abdcd1/XL/IMG_0062-XL.jpg

I have no idea...
07-02-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 865
Posted By obrentharris

Beautiful workmanship on that frame! Likely to...

Beautiful workmanship on that frame! Likely to attract some learned responses.
I am eager to learn more about English bikes of this era, so shall be following this thread closely. Given my limited...
07-01-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,328
Posted By obrentharris

This was our first tandem, bought many years and...

This was our first tandem, bought many years and many miles ago. It has since gone on to a new owner.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-4g6kDpd/0/c1864161/XL/IMG_5242-XL.jpg
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07-01-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 442
Posted By obrentharris

Fabulous bike. Beautiful job restoring it! ...

Fabulous bike. Beautiful job restoring it!
Thanks for reviving another old timer.
Brent
06-29-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,125
Posted By obrentharris

That thread died in 2008. The original poster...

That thread died in 2008. The original poster hasn't been here since 2015.
But once you get to 10 posts you can post a photo of your bike and we can give advice on how to affix a kickstand.
Brent
06-28-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15,682
Views: 1,598,413
Posted By obrentharris

ExPatTyke I have a friend who grew up in Bristol...

ExPatTyke I have a friend who grew up in Bristol in the fifties and sixties. He makes it sound like such a bleak place. Your photos certainly tell a very different story of the nearby area! Thanks....
06-28-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 246,289
Posted By obrentharris

Anyone using Wilderness Trail Bike grease guard...

Anyone using Wilderness Trail Bike grease guard hubs?

I have this set of WTB shims for adjusting freeplay, front hub I think. My WTB hubs (which were great hubs) are long gone.
Free to someone...
06-27-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By obrentharris

Suspension fork appears to have deflated. I don't...

Suspension fork appears to have deflated. I don't know what provided the spring in those. Decomposed elastomers would be my first guess, but missing spring or leaky air cartridge are other...
06-27-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,702
Posted By obrentharris

Difficult to capture all 3 colors in one photo on...

Difficult to capture all 3 colors in one photo on this one.

Yellow on top of the top tube.
Black on the underside of down tube and chain stays.
Red for the rest.

Rock Lobster team colors in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 534
Posted By obrentharris

The stem top cap does not enter into the equation...

The stem top cap does not enter into the equation because it is above the stem not under it. Therefor it has no effect on handlebar height.
The difference in handlebar reach may be accounted for by...
06-25-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 879
Posted By obrentharris

I also would like to see some photos of frame...

I also would like to see some photos of frame details. There weren't a lot of one man shops building bicycle frames in the Palo Alto area when I was living and riding there in the early seventies:...
06-24-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,151
Posted By obrentharris

I think mech986 got it right. There was a time...

I think mech986 got it right.
There was a time when scrap steel was worth something and old bicycle parts worth close to nothing.
Brent
06-23-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By obrentharris

Yes! Unfortunately I ordered a set on ebay...

Yes!
Unfortunately I ordered a set on ebay shortly before you posted those.
I would still be interested in them for a future build if you are willing to part with them.
Brent
06-22-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,828
Posted By obrentharris

Those were both on craigslist San Francisco at...

Those were both on craigslist San Francisco at the same time. Both beautiful! Both too small for me unfortunately.
Brent
06-22-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15,682
Views: 1,598,413
Posted By obrentharris

With an equally ratty driver, eh? Around here...

With an equally ratty driver, eh? Around here those birds have a very loud and obnoxious call... sounds a lot like a car horn.
Nice photo by the way, great lighting.
Brent
06-22-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By obrentharris

They look the same to me. Whenever one of my...

They look the same to me. Whenever one of my bikes needs new tires the phrase that goes through my mind is "Baby needs new shoes."

Personally I would probably advertise them, "mounted but never...
06-22-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By obrentharris

Nice Stumpjumper. I hope you have a lot of fun...

Nice Stumpjumper. I hope you have a lot of fun riding it!

I rode with a roller cam brake under the chainstays for 12 years. On our steep terrain I was willing to trade the better braking control...
06-21-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By obrentharris

Welcome! I'm eager to see pictures of a...

Welcome!
I'm eager to see pictures of a seventies French bike with Hi-E hubs!
Brent
06-21-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 246,289
Posted By obrentharris

Yes, That's the one that went with the Gran...

Yes,
That's the one that went with the Gran Sport derr's. You can find them NOS on ebay with an attached pump clip for an early Silca pump head. Finding one without the pump clip is not so easy. ...
06-21-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15,682
Views: 1,598,413
Posted By obrentharris

non-fixie thanks for the fine introduction to...

non-fixie thanks for the fine introduction to your corner of the world!
Brent
06-21-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 246,289
Posted By obrentharris

Early style should clear just fine. Not common...

Early style should clear just fine. Not common anymore however.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-fTtDH3f/0/433ad292/L/_DSC2238-L.jpg

Brent
06-20-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 678
Posted By obrentharris

Congratulations! A white early California Masi!...

Congratulations!
A white early California Masi! That's the kind of thing that keeps me awake at night.
Brent
06-20-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,060
Posted By obrentharris

Stellar bike! Walking on clouds are you? Brent

Stellar bike!
Walking on clouds are you?
Brent
06-20-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks TimmyT The ones I'm looking for date from...

Thanks TimmyT The ones I'm looking for date from the late fifties/early sixties.

Thanks for looking dweenk.

Brent
06-20-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15,682
Views: 1,598,413
Posted By obrentharris

Super nice bike CV-6 ! A dirty bike is a happy...

Super nice bike CV-6 ! A dirty bike is a happy bike.

Brent
06-19-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks for looking James. Thanks. Anyone...

Thanks for looking James.

Thanks.
Anyone have a mate for this?
Brent
06-19-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,387
Posted By obrentharris

It sounds like you aren't too different from the...

It sounds like you aren't too different from the rest of us who suffer from the "I might need this someday" syndrome, only your hoard is bigger than most of ours.

In response to the question posed...
06-19-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By obrentharris

async Photo assist: ...

async Photo assist:
https://i.imgur.com/D6uLE5F.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/brcDQid.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/ViRIagb.jpg
06-18-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By obrentharris

MAFAC Levers Wanted

Oh but I'm picky this time!
I'm looking for the early levers with the little dots after each letter of M.A.F.A.C
Like this pair from VeloBase:
...
06-18-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,387
Posted By obrentharris

A few thoughts: -Each of us has our own...

A few thoughts:
-Each of us has our own fantasy/nightmare image of your parts collection. Each of us is going to base our response on that image. I think we can give better suggestions with a...
06-17-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By obrentharris

Carbon fork appears to be made by Alpha Q. ...

Carbon fork appears to be made by Alpha Q. Perhaps Alpha Q supplied it to Dean, a maker of titanium bicycles.
Brent
06-15-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,531
Posted By obrentharris

As I recall (and my recollection of events 45...

As I recall (and my recollection of events 45 years ago is not entirely reliable) the Raleigh Pros came as complete bikes. I don't recall anyone buying one as a framest only.
Brent
06-12-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 148,932
Posted By obrentharris

I've been doing fine buying from ebay. But...

I've been doing fine buying from ebay. But during these times shipping can be quite slow regardless of who the vendor is. I waited 3 weeks for an item from England, 5 weeks for an item from Italy....
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