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04-09-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 176,317
Posted By unworthy1

No idea what any of these may have been attached...

No idea what any of these may have been attached to: I walked by a sidewalk sale and saw a decent Shimano 105 caliper that was missing a couple nuts/bolts, and the seller insisted I buy all these to...
04-08-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By unworthy1

Yes it sure does. I doubt that Gipiemme did the...

Yes it sure does. I doubt that Gipiemme did the investment-casting themselves, but was almost certainly an Italian firm (and not Long Shen in China) that GPM contracted with or simply re-branded.
04-05-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,850
Posted By unworthy1

Excellent work on the BB shell identity (as...

Excellent work on the BB shell identity (as usual)MauriceMoss ! Welcome back, we had not heard from you for awhile!
04-04-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,850
Posted By unworthy1

I recall years back seeing the same issue with a...

I recall years back seeing the same issue with a "reverse M" on a frame that was ID'd as a genuine Marinoni, but in that case I think it was on a forkcrown. Wherever that was located it has happened...
04-03-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 61,098
Views: 9,136,975
Posted By unworthy1

He can't count either: that sure doesn't add up...

He can't count either: that sure doesn't add up to 21 speeds AFAIK! Interesting that this "Niko" looks very much like some Centurions, was it another brand from the same importer?
04-03-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,850
Posted By unworthy1

Second question: who made this (IC?) BB shell?...

Second question: who made this (IC?) BB shell? Never seen that mark on a shell before but looks to be cast-in. Did Marinoni have a "special connection" to an Italian mfgr.?
03-31-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By unworthy1

and they were still in business (or al least...

and they were still in business (or al least somebody had the brand and was selling some high end bikes with it) as late as the middle 2000s. A coworker bought one in around 2008 and he spent some...
03-29-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By unworthy1

Atom and Spidel used the "same body" on some...

Atom and Spidel used the "same body" on some pedals, and the Atom 600 (early and later models ) had same cage cutouts, but were in the same league as the Maillard (same factory I'd bet) with better...
03-23-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By unworthy1

sure looks like Ti to me! And some nice looking...

sure looks like Ti to me! And some nice looking welds, too!
03-20-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 630
Posted By unworthy1

Um...not to throw too much cold water, but I'm...

Um...not to throw too much cold water, but I'm not 100% sure those DOs are SunTour (Maeda), the "Carlton" look very close but the edges appear to be sharper than the radiused edges (and...
03-20-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,172
Posted By unworthy1

I'm honored to be honored! Good on ya, Kurt for...

I'm honored to be honored! Good on ya, Kurt for doing the good work!
03-18-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 940
Posted By unworthy1

Then again, LOOK what can happen: ...

Then again, LOOK what can happen:
:eek:https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=278364&stc=1&d=1350220249
03-17-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By unworthy1

Maybe beating T-Mar to this (which would be a...

Maybe beating T-Mar to this (which would be a first) but interesting that the topic of AMR came up in the CR List just today and a poster there provided links to this chart which lists the tubing...
03-16-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By unworthy1

very sparkly paint! Has to be a French frame with...

very sparkly paint! Has to be a French frame with Camus tubing, there isn't much out there about the tubing (except it came in the more basic round set which apparently you have here),...
03-14-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 940
Posted By unworthy1

No, not ALL of California is "Malibu Barbie...

No, not ALL of California is "Malibu Barbie Land".
"SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As the winter storm continues, so do Caltrans crews who are hard at work treating and clearing snow-covered roads. ... Now...
03-13-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,300
Posted By unworthy1

As I promised (or threatened?) I took a pic of...

As I promised (or threatened?) I took a pic of two of the Silcas I have at home with wooden "extra bases" I made and added. They are both black Super Pistas but the one in foreground with the typical...
03-13-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By unworthy1

^Bingo! non-fixie FTW! and would the 531 decals...

^Bingo! non-fixie FTW!
and would the 531 decals tend to be "correct", tubing-wise?
03-12-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By unworthy1

I'm with RHM: you don't need to use any glue or...

I'm with RHM: you don't need to use any glue or adhesive, the glue-area is so tiny nothing will have much of any effect. Just reform to round and close up the gap as best you can make sure there are...
03-11-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By unworthy1

another plus with the VO levers (besides the...

another plus with the VO levers (besides the ball-ends) is you can swap in any Weinmann or DC clamp bands, in case you happen upon some bars with smaller or larger OD than you expected. (at least I...
03-11-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,891
Posted By unworthy1

On the Superbe 4700 those milled out inboard...

On the Superbe 4700 those milled out inboard recesses are open at the bottom, so if using the stock pad holders (or others of the same dimensions) there would be no additional mill or file work...
03-11-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,891
Posted By unworthy1

a "Campy" drop bolt should also work fine on the...

a "Campy" drop bolt should also work fine on the Superbe calipers, but doubt you will find any for much cheaper (but stranger things have happened). If by some miracle I come across either brand of...
03-10-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By unworthy1

Nope, not me: I have never been a Colnago fan,...

Nope, not me: I have never been a Colnago fan, but as you say there are certainly many enthusiasts out there who may be eager to own one (and...it's GOLD!) ;) so GLWS
(when I wrote "I'd buy that" I...
03-10-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By unworthy1

I would buy that, but have a vague recollection...

I would buy that, but have a vague recollection that an older chrome-plated steel HS I had on a "mystery" frame that also had "COLNAGO" branding on it was ID'd as made by Rino. I could VERY well be...
03-09-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By unworthy1

I am a fan: have installed these on several bikes...

I am a fan: have installed these on several bikes for "clients" who were not afraid of friction shifting, both on DT and stem. They "punch above their weight" in my estimation. Smooth micro-ratchet...
03-06-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By unworthy1

:popcorn:popcorn

:popcorn:popcorn
03-03-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,539
Posted By unworthy1

Somebody will be VERY chuffed to own that frame!...

Somebody will be VERY chuffed to own that frame! It's a beauty! Hope it finds a good home, thanks for sharing the story!
03-02-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 61,098
Views: 9,136,975
Posted By unworthy1

Gone, Jackie, gone. And just as well, like I need...

Gone, Jackie, gone. And just as well, like I need another donation-project ! ;)
03-01-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 61,098
Views: 9,136,975
Posted By unworthy1

John Kari Cali Custom F&F on eBay. One you don't...

John Kari Cali Custom F&F on eBay. One you don't see often but I helped a friend acquire one many years ago and the workmanship was VERY good. Kari worked for awhile for Specialized (maybe in their...
02-26-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By unworthy1

That's what your seat tube decal says (and at...

That's what your seat tube decal says (and at this size it would generally be SL-only and NOT SP), always a small chance some Falck was snuck in, but I tend to doubt it given the "high class"...
02-23-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,218
Posted By unworthy1

There's a little "tolerance" since paint is...

There's a little "tolerance" since paint is involved but based on "closest to" standard measurements I think you have Metric (versus Imperial) tubing here, which points to more likely Continental...
02-22-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By unworthy1

It's possibly not a Holdsworth/Holdsworthy...

It's possibly not a Holdsworth/Holdsworthy product but doubtful somebody would bother to add a head badge and counterfeit this make, it's not a Hetchins or something! I don't recall any Raleighs from...
02-20-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,218
Posted By unworthy1

Hmmm, also interesting insofar that it would be...

Hmmm, also interesting insofar that it would be the correct size seat post for metric DB tubing (such as 531, Columbus SL or even Vitus). I don't have a good photo to show, but there are some that...
02-19-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,064
Posted By unworthy1

per the catalog specs they are "aero seat stays"...

per the catalog specs they are "aero seat stays" and "oval chain stays" so probably shaped somewhat for cutting wind resistance.
02-18-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,064
Posted By unworthy1

That stem looks like a "SR Super Light" but no,...

That stem looks like a "SR Super Light" but no, it's a Sugino, never seen one with that front "plug" before (velobase says it's a HP-GL and the one they have is a 25.4 bar clamp so "interesting" it's...
02-17-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By unworthy1

spray.bike paints are advertised as "acrylic" and...

spray.bike paints are advertised as "acrylic" and said to be "softer" than such very hard resins such as 2-pack urethanes (such as Imron). Most any clear will exhibit poor adhesion to polished...
02-14-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By unworthy1

no real educated guess but just...

no real educated guess but just "spit-balling"...Nishiki Kokusai (International)?
02-14-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 61,098
Views: 9,136,975
Posted By unworthy1

Never seen a 'Traut with such ornate lugs, but...

Never seen a 'Traut with such ornate lugs, but it's clearly legit. Hope you can clean and get this back on the road with minor drama. totally a worthwhile project!
02-14-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,347
Posted By unworthy1

I make money...just never made a profit! ...

I make money...just never made a profit!
Seriously the only way this works for me is my mindset that it's not a business, (for me), it's a hobby. I don't keep books cause if I did I'm sure I'd never...
02-11-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3,858
Views: 350,289
Posted By unworthy1

"boat anchor" sorry, but somebody had to...

"boat anchor"


sorry, but somebody had to say it! ;)
02-11-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 943
Posted By unworthy1

no ideas but subscribing for the ongoing saga! ...

no ideas but subscribing for the ongoing saga!
Some very nice custom touches, here!
02-02-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By unworthy1

Some of those Colner frames were made in Benelux...

Some of those Colner frames were made in Benelux (by Martens/Martelly of Belgium) even tho many were heavily "inspired" by Colnago...and others were in fact Italian-made frames, imported and...
01-29-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By unworthy1

OR,,,if you decide you really can't stand all...

OR,,,if you decide you really can't stand all those nicks, scrapes and scratches and would rather just sell it...give me a shout ;)
01-29-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By unworthy1

Put me in the "it's French" camp too, and looks...

Put me in the "it's French" camp too, and looks pretty NICE but could not hazard a guess: yes the stay treatment (and the holes in BB sockets, etc. with the Campy Verticals and forkends) are all...
01-26-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 61,098
Views: 9,136,975
Posted By unworthy1

DAY-um! That's something you don't see everyday!...

DAY-um! That's something you don't see everyday! And the slickest dork-disk EVER! ;)
01-26-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,566
Posted By unworthy1

I don't have pix but these guys are in SF, priced...

I don't have pix but these guys are in SF, priced pretty low for the location, do better work than "some" who have been around longer and certainly should know their way around bike frames. That said...
01-22-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By unworthy1

"How my bikes are Made": Video of eRitchie, 2008

Very worthwhile way to spend some idle time: watch and learn how an American master builder, Richard Sachs, does it (circa 2008).

I gather that Vimeo will have this available for free viewing for...
01-22-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 61,098
Views: 9,136,975
Posted By unworthy1

I had one of these (but mine was called a...

I had one of these (but mine was called a "Semi-Pro" still had the same features and components IIRC) and I believe the SunTour barcons were stock. That quilted-top saddle looks like OEM, too...it's...
01-22-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,539
Posted By unworthy1

Great write-up, detailed photos, attention to...

Great write-up, detailed photos, attention to detail, fantastic end result! Bravo! :thumb:
01-20-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,122
Posted By unworthy1

Interesting idea, not sure if it would work in...

Interesting idea, not sure if it would work in reality but "in theory" it could (and as Johnny Cash reminds us: "EVERYTHING works in Theory") ;) But you need to find the donor 1" threadless headset...
01-16-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,319
Posted By unworthy1

Looks like the redoubtable Maurice Moss has...

Looks like the redoubtable Maurice Moss has nailed another one! YAY!!

So on the one hand I'm as pleased as ever to see this, but on another hand I have some individual feelings of displeasure...
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