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04-11-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,879
Posted By repechage

Assuming the mutations are kept at bay, I should...

Assuming the mutations are kept at bay, I should be protected, might still wear a mask, will try to make the swap meet.
I will have to ride something.

Have to leave early, still a 2hr 15min drive.
04-11-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By repechage

Huret derailleurs of this era in general did not...

Huret derailleurs of this era in general did not use cable casing end caps. Do cut the cable housing nice and square, debur, (grind if you can) use an awl to confirm the cable passes through freely....
04-11-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By repechage

Looks like a private label Windsor - close to the...

Looks like a private label Windsor - close to the Carrera model.
braxton might have been the importing shop.
04-10-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By repechage

Period European quality control on a Japanese...

Period European quality control on a Japanese part. How internationale.

functionally not an issue
04-10-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 582
Posted By repechage

The expected seat post would be something like...

The expected seat post would be something like this:

...
04-08-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By repechage

I have had to take a bastard file to the inside...

I have had to take a bastard file to the inside of a steerer on a Confente no less decades ago where the other mechanic did over-hone the steerer. Too much of a good thing.
the chamfer or at least...
04-07-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,030
Posted By repechage

makes one wonder how the scammer knew you had a...

makes one wonder how the scammer knew you had a package due?
Canada Post hacked?

I get plenty of potential scam calls at work...
robo and live... we are going to shut off your electric service...
04-07-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By repechage

Remove the stem- unwind the bolt 3-4 turns tap to...

Remove the stem- unwind the bolt 3-4 turns tap to loosen and extract, give a bit of grease.
make sure upon reassembly that it has 2-2 1/2” inserted in the steerer- there should alternately be a...
04-03-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By repechage

Longer stem I have found - by a cm or two. or...

Longer stem I have found - by a cm or two.
or if an Italian bike, Cinelli Condorino bars for style points.
04-02-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By repechage

Steel rims will require steel bead tires. ...

Steel rims will require steel bead tires.
Expectation that one can go above 65-70psi... Variable. 90? NO.
04-02-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By repechage

I would not buy another set so worn. As said...

I would not buy another set so worn.
As said earlier, impressive wear.

I would keep them around to stretch Kevlar bead tires with. Actually I am intending to make a rim into just that, cut a...
03-30-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,153
Posted By repechage

Interesting perspective I think has a bunch of...

Interesting perspective I think has a bunch of holes, but a more basic question, this is the Classic and Vintage section of Bikeforums, why are you here?
03-26-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By repechage

Correct, paging pastor Bob to the white courtesy...

Correct, paging pastor Bob to the white courtesy telephone.
03-24-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By repechage

Looks like BiciCentro i was going to say...

Looks like BiciCentro

i was going to say Gitane. But the seat lug ears are of better authorship- frame has been repainted...
maybe repaired?

do they advise on threading?
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By repechage

Very tall bikes sell frequently at a discount. ...

Very tall bikes sell frequently at a discount.
my theory is that many were sold "too big" a bike, consumers are smarter now, more reference resources.
These are C&V bikes, an upper tier bike will...
03-22-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,155
Posted By repechage

Oh dear. Wow.

Oh dear.
Wow.
03-22-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,155
Posted By repechage

look at it another way, unless you are selling a...

look at it another way, unless you are selling a project that is not ready to ride, then as a seller who has done mechanical work to the bicycle, there is an implied liability and worst case,...
03-21-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,415
Posted By repechage

Never liked that design. Took long enough to...

Never liked that design. Took long enough to prove my concern!

did not Cannondale have a lifetime guarantee back then?
03-21-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By repechage

Canpagnolo 1010a dropout often described the...

Canpagnolo 1010a dropout
often described the same with or without the threaded eyelet.

so, what is lurking underneath that hardware store of a seatpost binder bolt?
also, looks closed up to me-...
03-21-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 631
Posted By repechage

Correct- here is an image from a Nishiki Rally,...

Correct- here is an image from a Nishiki Rally, the bottom of the line about 1975-76
...
03-20-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 862
Posted By repechage

“Once a revolution click” if a pedal...

“Once a revolution click”
if a pedal revolution, that points crank it pedal, or like Kevin had, chainring bolt. The front was there the backside was missing! Unusual.
upon inspection the other 5...
03-20-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 631
Posted By repechage

As you, trying to figure out a scenario to fit...

As you, trying to figure out a scenario to fit the metalwork. Yes, the Capella lugs were on "the market" a number of years ago, I should have bought a set, Brian Baylis did and turned them into...
03-20-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 631
Posted By repechage

Those dropouts had me thinking... I have seen...

Those dropouts had me thinking... I have seen them lots of times before while working at a shop in the 1970’s

first guess... Bingo
my guess the bike has been repaired.
the Dropouts are from a...
03-19-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 631
Posted By repechage

Those rear dropouts I recall seeing similar...

Those rear dropouts I recall seeing similar before, but not on a Carlton or Raleigh. the chainstay cable stop is not working with it either.
no headbadge mount holes it appears... or even filled...
03-13-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 940
Posted By repechage

neurosurgeons use a diamond coated cable to saw...

neurosurgeons use a diamond coated cable to saw through skull ( well they used to- most use a buzzy saw now ) takes a lot of time.
advantage is the cable saw kerf will be at an angle- staples not...
03-13-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 940
Posted By repechage

A section of cable inner lining, should do the...

A section of cable inner lining, should do the trick
03-12-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By repechage

Trek was and still is a company that for the top...

Trek was and still is a company that for the top tier bikes did and will still do custom color. Silly pricing, but if ya GOTS to have it....
I think they now call it TrekOne.
03-03-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,785
Posted By repechage

25 rally’s did not exist when I got these tires! ...

25 rally’s did not exist when I got these tires!
I bought a case. I would have purchased 25’s if they were around.
Basically at import cost - not complaining.

Interesting that others observed...
03-02-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,785
Posted By repechage

the giros were acceptable tires for me but...

the giros were acceptable tires for me but eventually the tread started chunking.
huh, little segments of 4-x6mm of tread.

then the price went high for a while.

stretching now are 23 Rally’s -...
03-01-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,268
Posted By repechage

Positive ride report. I would imagine this...

Positive ride report.
I would imagine this frame received the heavier tube set.
that Mondia has a excellent forecast on how it could go.
I vote for tan sidewall tires
you are younger but for me,...
02-25-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,268
Posted By repechage

Thanks for the CAD commentary. I am...

Thanks for the CAD commentary.

I am interestingly stuck in the dark ages.
I have a CAD package at work that has an upgrade path, big big dollars now.

I admit I am spoiled by how easy it is to...
02-22-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,686
Posted By repechage

I would make a cheater for Eroica, and graft on a...

I would make a cheater for Eroica, and graft on a three bolt small ring. remove the current inner ring.
They were Hard Men back then, I have grey hair, one has to know their limitations.
02-22-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By repechage

Cool calipers IF you run narrow tires and the...

Cool calipers IF you run narrow tires and the frame can accept the limited reach adjustment.
I wanted a set back then, but my bike was too old to make use of them, too much reach.
02-20-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,268
Posted By repechage

I think you pulled off the fork data correctly,...

I think you pulled off the fork data correctly, on the real bike, when you drop the fork, I would double check the first 10 to 15 cm of the blades to tell if they are in column with the steerer.
May...
02-18-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,268
Posted By repechage

varied. basically how I would describe it is-...

varied. basically how I would describe it is- powdercoat envelops the frame, a plastic seal. Paint does a better job bonding to it.
Self etching primer has an acid that helps "bite" into the steel,...
02-18-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,785
Posted By repechage

I have a pair of tires stretching inflated on a...

I have a pair of tires stretching inflated on a Colnago right now. The last three bikes I have been riding are clinchers.

if Clement Red was still being produced, the tires would be glued on the...
02-16-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By repechage

typically the drive side spokes are 1+mm SHORTER...

typically the drive side spokes are 1+mm SHORTER for a 5 speed, 120mm OLD wheel
and 2mm Shorter on a 125-126mm 6-7 speed hub.

the Optimal length is where the spoke fills the nipple all the way or...
02-15-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,243
Posted By repechage

I like it. I considered a Benotto from the...

I like it.

I considered a Benotto from the later Cambio era, more teeth.
but, I admit that no possible way I could reach down to shift it, maybe with the Sport? Version with the longer levers ......
02-12-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By repechage

At the very end of the run, what I will call the...

At the very end of the run, what I will call the "super Record" crank ARMS are the units with no arm fluting, laser etched logo, and most importantly, on the backside between the arm and the two...
02-12-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By repechage

As "Super Record" is a Thing, but few bikes...

As "Super Record" is a Thing, but few bikes actually are set up ALL super Record, a little wondering what it means to you.

In the 80's "Super Record - Reduced" was all Super Record, with...
02-12-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,530
Posted By repechage

Hey, in SoCal it was an "arms race". No parents...

Hey, in SoCal it was an "arms race".
No parents willing or capable to pay for the sport, I was on my own.
The psychological element was there.
The "way" was perfectly clean machine, fresh White...
02-12-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,268
Posted By repechage

I consider myself a reformed designer.

I consider myself a reformed designer.
02-11-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 943
Posted By repechage

PS tubing. That Reynolds graphic looks repro,...

PS tubing. That Reynolds graphic looks repro, really curious blue 531.
the bottom bracket chainstay extensions look interesting.
I vote American.
I would really truncate that seatlug upper...
02-11-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By repechage

The bulge under the downtube socket of the bottom...

The bulge under the downtube socket of the bottom bracket is not that uncommon.
I have associated it with distortion during construction to get the inclusive angle where it is wanted.

The missing...
02-09-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,268
Posted By repechage

Medici suffers from its intrigue of creation and...

Medici suffers from its intrigue of creation and inglorious end. In between those points were a bunch of decent bikes, there were some dead-ends along the way but the core Pro-Strada product was a...
02-07-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By repechage

pretty close, the one I have only has single...

pretty close, the one I have only has single color on the flanks and the tail from behind is slightly different,
upon close inspection mine appears to have an inner decorative shell to hide the raw...
02-07-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By repechage

I have one, comfortable (comparable to a...

I have one, comfortable (comparable to a Unicanitor) if that is tolerable.
I set it aside as it perches one way too far forward, even all the way back I was like 2+cm farther forward than I wanted...
02-07-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By repechage

very nice. Long ago I saw a Presto road bike in a...

very nice. Long ago I saw a Presto road bike in a dark opaque Blue, knew of the association with Legrand, not the others.
You know you are not highlighting the interesting stay end details...
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.
01-30-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,363
Posted By repechage

that anniversary bike is attractive, there was...

that anniversary bike is attractive, there was another maybe later at some point with retro graphics. If it was not in Silver I would have considered it.
I have enough silver bikes. no more.

I...
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