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04-11-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By non-fixie

Van Tuyl VT 550

During the first COVID lockdown, about a year ago, I got bored and bought this Van Tuyl VT 550 frame for €40. It is a nice large size, has vertical drop-outs and fender eyelets, is made of Columbus...
04-11-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By oneclick

You'd have to be lucky to avoid mis-alignment of...

You'd have to be lucky to avoid mis-alignment of the races.

Better to knurl the seat, or use a bit of 0.05mm shim stock (loctite here to secure things would be appropriate).
04-11-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,852
Posted By MauriceMoss

Thanks, unworthy1! Life has a habit of getting in...

Thanks, unworthy1! Life has a habit of getting in the way of fun stuff. But, I'm glad to be back :).
04-09-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3,859
Views: 350,311
Posted By xiaoman1

Mad Honk is one of the most generous/unselfish...

Mad Honk is one of the most generous/unselfish members that I have had the pleasure of knowing on these Forums.:thumb:
Best, Ben
04-09-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By cudak888

TRADES: 196X? PX10? Mystery Meat 57cm

Those of you who've been around long enough probably have seen this bike more than a few times. WGB picked it up as Mystery Meat a few years ago, it then wound up with bertinjim, and I got it and...
04-05-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,852
Posted By MauriceMoss

The logo on that shell is of a company called...

The logo on that shell is of a company called Chierici (of Parma). They sold bikes under the Maurizio (and Mauro) brand and I've seen only a handful of bikes under the Chierici name (all from the...
04-03-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,852
Posted By T-Mar

Marinoni, being born in Italy and trained by...

Marinoni, being born in Italy and trained by Rossin did build with Italian threading. The ''M" cutout is the correct size and shape for circa 1980. The only issue is that the orientation is reversed....
04-01-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 768
Posted By mcgregorj

Finally - Motobecane Grand Record restomod

Hi, all. Here's the Grand Record (1976, I think?) that I've been working on for the last couple of months. (C&V has been a great help!) It was my father-in-law's, he bought it from the original owner...
03-31-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 773
Posted By iab

I bought it for the dropouts

So in hindsight, this was not a great decision. The buying and shipping and receiving has been a great big pain in the ass. The overall quality of the build is definitely questionable. I paid way...
03-26-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By Insidious C.

Using a wash rag, warm water and dish soap I...

Using a wash rag, warm water and dish soap I scrubbed the saddle down thoroughly. A bit of green remains- not enough to concern me. I will scrub once more before moving on to the rejuvenation phase....
03-20-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By T-Mar

Unfortunately, I have been unable to uncover the...

Unfortunately, I have been unable to uncover the identity of Bianchi's prime Japanese source. :(

So, you didn't miss anything.
03-18-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By T-Mar

This is really interesting. The serial number has...

This is really interesting. The serial number has the NP prefix used by Kawamura's high end shop. Normally, we see it on the Nishiki ONP but the ONP typically used integral sloping crowns, vertical...
03-17-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By T-Mar

Here's the Camus TL08 spec sheet. It's the only...

Here's the Camus TL08 spec sheet. It's the only tubeset in the catalogue that mentions manganese....
03-16-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 61,098
Views: 9,137,076
Posted By sheddle

in the "brands i have never heard of but it's...

in the "brands i have never heard of but it's Shimano 600 and Columbus EL/OS" category

(note that there's some crimping on a seatstay, also obscure brand or not, but that paint and the seat tube...
03-15-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,223
Posted By T-Mar

That seat cluster is reminiscent of GT designs of...

That seat cluster is reminiscent of GT designs of the era, with a seat tube that pierces the top tube, leaving a short Manx tail to which the seat stays are attached. I know that GT wasn't marketing...
03-14-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By SurferRosa

With the derailleur mounted, I pull it all the...

With the derailleur mounted, I pull it all the way forward with one hand and note the position of the cable entry. Then cut the housing to its shortest length to accommodate a perfectly rounded arc:...
03-11-21, 02:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By Soody

It worked bike rides nice ...

It worked
bike rides nice
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03-09-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3,859
Views: 350,311
Posted By oneclick

I knew I had some 3mm sheet, and I knew I had one...

I knew I had some 3mm sheet, and I knew I had one of those cranksets, and I know I have a lathe, so I took a spacer out of the crankset and measured it and did a bit of metalwork and you can have...
03-08-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By Dkirk

Back from painters

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03-08-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,644
Posted By Dawes-man

Hi Unworthy1, Hello nlerner, Thanks for the...

Hi Unworthy1, Hello nlerner,

Thanks for the mention. It's nice to be remembered. I hope you guys are doing well.

Hi scozim,

You are a man of discernment...

That Rotrax is absolutely...
03-07-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,798
Posted By juvela

----- seat binder addendum(b): [at the...

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seat binder addendum(b):

[at the risk of :deadhorse::D ]

in looking through the famous Bozzi catalogue of 1950 discovered that a binder of this pattern is illustrated on page 20 of the...
03-07-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By Dkirk

they’re the remains of a plastic campagnolo...

they’re the remains of a plastic campagnolo bottom bracket. I had to burn them out in the end. Bit of heat and they fell out.
03-03-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By BakinaRakija

I ended up taking a look at the montagner frame,...

I ended up taking a look at the montagner frame, for which the seller wanted a reasonable price, but the downtube rust above the braze-on shifter mounts was so bad there were literally tiny holes...
03-02-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By Soody

positive progress: $20 new 7spd shimano tourney...

positive progress:
$20 new 7spd shimano tourney 14-28 freewheel, to replace the close block 6spd, fits with no spacing required.
the 600 mech seems to work with the range of the freewheel. And it...
02-27-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By non-fixie

I've seen them in Europe as well, so that doesn't...

I've seen them in Europe as well, so that doesn't seem likely.
02-23-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By mattsl

Huffy seems like a good guess. Thank you. Any...

Huffy seems like a good guess. Thank you. Any reason 1965 specifically?

Vertical head badge holes fit, like in this Huffy Constellation:
...
02-23-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By oneclick

1965 Huffy built by Carlton.

1965 Huffy built by Carlton.
02-21-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By T-Mar

I do have price lists for 1990 and 1991 and a...

I do have price lists for 1990 and 1991 and a catalogue for 1992. In 1990 the Allegre was 2nd in a line of six road models. It cost $499-$550 US MSRP and was spec'd with SunTour GPX. For 1991 the...
02-21-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By T-Mar

OK, revised GM0 prefix for the serial number...

OK, revised GM0 prefix for the serial number makes it consistent with Giant mid-1990 manufacture and the frame features match their Allegre model....
02-20-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By steelbikeguy

the skewers are American Classic, and I suspect...

the skewers are American Classic, and I suspect the hubs are as well.

Steve in Peoria
02-18-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By JohnDThompson

It doesn't look Trek-ish to me. The Trek socketed...

It doesn't look Trek-ish to me. The Trek socketed seat lugs had shorter sockets, and the tang was on the side, not the back. The fork doesn't look like anything Trek used while I was there, at least...
02-17-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By mstateglfr

Ive used their clear and also a couple of their...

Ive used their clear and also a couple of their keirin sparkle clears. They have both lasted multiple years now and the regular clear is on one of my kids' MTBs so its not like its been babied.
02-15-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 61,098
Views: 9,137,076
Posted By bibliobob

The lugs are very similar, but a even a little...

The lugs are very similar, but a even a little more intricate on this example, and the paint job must have been quite impressive originally. But, there have been some significant developments! A...
02-15-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 61,098
Views: 9,137,076
Posted By jet sanchEz

Excellent! I wonder if it is that is one of...

Excellent!

I wonder if it is that is one of the costum jobs that Eisentraut built for that country band that was recently posted here.

The lugs look identical...
...
02-13-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By nlerner

Is it tapped all the way through? If so, I’d try...

Is it tapped all the way through? If so, I’d try a bolt smaller in diameter than what it came with, a nut for that bolt, and a washer to press against the cable. Tighten down and see if it holds when...
02-11-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By Unca_Sam

CLR has been reformulated to avoid dumping P ions...

CLR has been reformulated to avoid dumping P ions into the water. CLR ingredients are a blend of organic acids that are less likely to harm the item you're trying to derust/descale: Lactic acid,...
02-11-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 943
Posted By unterhausen

Reynolds tubing but that is the Columbus dove on...

Reynolds tubing but that is the Columbus dove on the BB shell.
02-10-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By daverup

I decided to change my brake levers to Shimano...

I decided to change my brake levers to Shimano from the Dia Compe. While I was there, changed to another flavor of BTP bartape.
Matches a bit better,
...
02-08-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By T-Mar

An EO within a diamond is the trademark of Otsuya...

An EO within a diamond is the trademark of Otsuya Iron Works, a Japanese lugs and BB shell manufacturer
02-05-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By repechage

My local Salvation Army price tags marginal bike...

My local Salvation Army price tags marginal bike shaped objects for $175.
02-03-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By katsarasj

Eisentraut built for Jon Dawson co-founder of the band NRPS

I am posting a rather unique 1973 Eisentraut built for John Collins Dawson IV (June 16, 1945 – July 21, 2009), nicknamed "Marmaduke", the leader and co-founder of the country rock band the New...
02-03-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 936
Posted By rootboy

And if you have abrasive powder and mix a little...

And if you have abrasive powder and mix a little with a dab of grease, viola' , lapping compound.
02-02-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By P!N20

...ouch! Are you guys OK?

...ouch! Are you guys OK?
01-31-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 956
Posted By ascherer

Rags are processed, unnatural and have a huge...

Rags are processed, unnatural and have a huge carbon footprint. I go to the source and use humanely raised pastured grass-fed gluten-free full-body sheep for my polishing needs!...
01-30-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By repechage

Bottom bracket threading will decide which side...

Bottom bracket threading will decide which side of the English Channel
if there were holes in the head tube for a headbadge the orientation and measure of them will help.
01-28-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By pcb

So with the 650A wheels and all the domestic...

So with the 650A wheels and all the domestic Japan stickers, pretty sure this was a Japanese-market Maruishi sports/touring bike, with what was originally probably a whole lot of Maruishi/model...
01-25-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,036
Posted By daka

I've eaten there, it's called "A Taste of Rome"...

I've eaten there, it's called "A Taste of Rome" now. My preferred lunch stop in Sausalito is a restaurant called "Fish" that is further down the road (past Bicycle Odyssey) at the Clipper Yacht...
01-25-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,036
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

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01-22-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By clubman

C'mon! Jjrcd has one post, an engaging, fully...

C'mon! Jjrcd has one post, an engaging, fully comprehensive answer and already 2 likes.
Newbie of the year nominee for 2021.
01-21-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,069
Posted By styggno1

This evening I finished the build. Wrapped...

This evening I finished the build.

Wrapped the handlebar.

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Set up and adjusted the brakes.
...
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