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07-14-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By rccardr

Oooooooh. Isn’t that the Victoria’s Secret...

Oooooooh.
Isn’t that the Victoria’s Secret Special Edition?
07-13-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By rccardr

How can I possibly pass this up? PM sent.

How can I possibly pass this up? PM sent.
07-12-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,352
Posted By rccardr

I believe that Bill Davidson did not use serial...

I believe that Bill Davidson did not use serial numbers (neither of mine have one). Definitely looks like a touring style frame, could be a Disco or a custom.
Either way, if it fits, you will learn...
07-12-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By rccardr

At your size, that bike is one or two sizes too...

At your size, that bike is one or two sizes too small. I’m your height and ride a Merckx 57.
Serial number will allow you to get very close on date of manufacture.
It’s a Corsa Extra, so SLX...
07-11-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15,706
Views: 1,603,567
Posted By rccardr

On a Ciocc! With skinny tires! Now THAT’S...

On a Ciocc! With skinny tires!

Now THAT’S Adventure Cycling!
07-11-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By rccardr

Couple pics to help out: Left shifter parts in...

Couple pics to help out:
Left shifter parts in order of installation
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1921x760/img_3307_bbdd5915a1f8ac01edebfb461cb2d0cfd1052f69.jpg
This is...
07-11-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15,706
Views: 1,603,567
Posted By rccardr

48 miles and about 6,000 feet of climbing on...

48 miles and about 6,000 feet of climbing on Skyline Drive:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3272_a19da9c05f30e6b164da9d89ccf1b78bd547dc3f.jpg
Socially distanced...
07-11-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By rccardr

#5...

#5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) may be your problem. On the left non-indexing side, that part applies pressure to the concave steel part that fits into the...
07-10-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8,965
Views: 847,225
Posted By rccardr

You know, on another day, in another time, I’d be...

You know, on another day, in another time, I’d be all over this.
Love me a good sweat,
07-10-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 769
Posted By rccardr

Richard will sell you correct decals directly...

Richard will sell you correct decals directly once provenance is confirmed. They are not cheap, but they are lovely. And correct.
07-10-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By rccardr

Shimano made many similar looking but completely...

Shimano made many similar looking but completely different brake lever bodies in the mid 80's, which is where 6209 comes from.
The only other lever body that uses that hood is a DA 7401.
I know...
07-10-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,047
Posted By rccardr

Each time you go up a level you get more alloy,...

Each time you go up a level you get more alloy, more bearings, better tolerances.
07-09-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,047
Posted By rccardr

We’re talking 9 speed and 10 speed, right? ...

We’re talking 9 speed and 10 speed, right?
Closest you will find to DA feel in 10 speed is Ultegra. Hands down. Solid stuff, lasts forever, sublime shifting.
105 10 speed had a number of issues,...
07-09-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 665
Posted By rccardr

eBay is full of 1980's low mileage 13-28 and...

eBay is full of 1980's low mileage 13-28 and 14-28 UG 6 speed freewheels that last forever, will fit on your bike, and interface with your indexing system.
Prefer new or like new? Check...
07-07-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 643
Posted By rccardr

If itís the wrong item, simply offer to send it...

If itís the wrong item, simply offer to send it back at the sellerís expense for a full refund. eBay will provide you with a return shipping label including customs information. Itís pretty pain free...
07-07-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By rccardr

There are no US customs charges for items...

There are no US customs charges for items purchased overseas and shipped to you for less than $800.
I order from overseas providers, both commercial and private, all the time, through eBay and not...
07-06-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 22,241
Posted By rccardr

I’m kinda doubtful that I’ll be ready to fly...

I’m kinda doubtful that I’ll be ready to fly cross country and stay in a non-secure sleeping environment for several days while sharing space, beer and food with additional vectors at the end of...
07-06-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,742
Posted By rccardr

I SO much miss riding with you. You’re...

I SO much miss riding with you.
You’re right...people make a difference.
07-05-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,742
Posted By rccardr

Fit. Fit. Fit. Fit. Then... Fitness. ...

Fit.
Fit.
Fit.
Fit.
Then...
Fitness.
That is all.
07-05-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,809
Posted By rccardr

Agreed. The 87 Tempo in particular is a...

Agreed. The 87 Tempo in particular is a spectacular bike at a bargain basement price. Find an original one in your size and you won’t regret it.
I’ve owned several Bridgestones and never felt that...
07-05-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By rccardr

A 640X RD will reliably shift a 28 tooth cog; I...

A 640X RD will reliably shift a 28 tooth cog; I would not advise going larger unless using a Wolf Tooth extender.
There are 12 tooth UG first cogs out there but they are rare and relatively...
07-04-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By rccardr

Check to see if the six tabs on the indexing pod...

Check to see if the six tabs on the indexing pod have broken off. Very typical for them to break off one by one over the years; when they are gone the shifter will not index.
07-03-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By rccardr

Check out eBay seller “iweld”. He has lots of...

Check out eBay seller “iweld”. He has lots of unusual bottom brackets and spindles, you may find what you need.
06-30-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15,706
Views: 1,603,567
Posted By rccardr

Yeah, but...Arles!!!

Yeah, but...Arles!!!
06-29-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By rccardr

Best advice I can give you is to check the saddle...

Best advice I can give you is to check the saddle setback relative to the BB.
Hellenic stays often result in the saddle being somewhat further back on the frame and standard fit measurements don’t...
06-27-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 521
Posted By rccardr

I would say...maybe. And add an ‘It depends’. ...

I would say...maybe. And add an ‘It depends’.

First issue is whether the bar end shifters will move that Crane GS across a full width cassette. Friction bar end shifters -like their downtube...
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By rccardr

If this is the yellow frame with a dual plane...

If this is the yellow frame with a dual plane fork crown, it could be worth some serious money, at least bu today’s standards.
Perhaps the most collectible road Bridgestone of all.
Back in the day,...
06-26-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,282
Posted By rccardr

Sigh. Another one bites the dust. Perfectly...

Sigh.
Another one bites the dust.
Perfectly understandable and not sure I’m ready to fly cross country yet myself, but still.
Sad.
Stay healthy, my friend!
06-26-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 77,281
Posted By rccardr

More driveway art: ...

More driveway art:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3150_b513ebb1f761e3138fac8306e5b587c0899a462d.jpg

Because just one of them is never enough:
...
06-26-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15,706
Views: 1,603,567
Posted By rccardr

Virginia never ceases to impress this time of...

Virginia never ceases to impress this time of year. The hot, humid weather really greens things up quickly. It's like a jungle out there!
...
06-24-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By rccardr

The hub has not failed, it’s the freehub that has...

The hub has not failed, it’s the freehub that has gone bad. Replacement freehubs are cheap (I have a pair of 7 speed freehubs posted on eBay right now for like $20 shipped) and take maybe ten...
06-22-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6,438
Views: 560,486
Posted By rccardr

Oh, heck yeah!

Oh, heck yeah!
06-21-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,077
Posted By rccardr

So, yeah, that’s a 7403 hubset, 8-9-10 speed...

So, yeah, that’s a 7403 hubset, 8-9-10 speed compatible. Frame had previously been cold set to 130mm and didn’t want to pull it back down to 126.

When I downsized the collection last year, wanted...
06-21-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By rccardr

Hunh. I have one, in Telekom livery. Pretty sure...

Hunh. I have one, in Telekom livery. Pretty sure they were a one year model.
It’s a 57.
We should talk.
06-21-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 353
Posted By rccardr

SO HAPPY got to spend the day with my daughter,...

SO HAPPY got to spend the day with my daughter, SiL and grandkids, wife and sister along the Potomac at Purse State Park.
Really a lovely day, with the kids playing in the water and us being...
06-21-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,077
Posted By rccardr

The FD is indeed a 70 series Shimano 'cross unit....

The FD is indeed a 70 series Shimano 'cross unit. Very versatile, great for shifting unusual ring combinations. Actually slightly finicky when it comes to trim in this application, so may go back to...
06-20-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,077
Posted By rccardr

Thanks to all. The kind words are appreciated. ...

Thanks to all. The kind words are appreciated.
I was so lucky to find this when I did, where I did.
Mrs. Doc was amazingly patient with the entire process.
Yes, it’s a 78.
Surprised nobody has...
06-20-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 679
Posted By rccardr

Really nice, Andy. Come back to Virginia, we’...

Really nice, Andy.
Come back to Virginia, we’ ll do another ride.
I promise to take it easy on you this time!
06-20-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,077
Posted By rccardr

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1709/p6206857_98ae6cfd8ccd376ba6c18da2a9e703792c74ad83.jpg...
06-20-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,077
Posted By rccardr

Just Gonna Drop This Out Here...Richard Sachs Content

After many years of looking, finally found an early production Richard Sachs frame in my size. Long story about obtaining it, but finalized in a middle of the night meeting in a hotel lobby. ...
06-19-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 143,996
Posted By rccardr

I got that survey as well. Would like fo be more...

I got that survey as well. Would like fo be more confident about being there, but under the circumstances...we’ll just have to wait and see.

Mist admit I’m getting in a crapload of riding, tho.
06-19-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By rccardr

Looks like you have a light wear mark on the...

Looks like you have a light wear mark on the bottom of each link. Chain is perhaps not seating fully on the pulleys and chirping on the cage.

Those pulley wheels are disgusting. And worn.
06-18-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 945
Posted By rccardr

Let’s back up a step or two here. First off,...

Let’s back up a step or two here.

First off, the real value is in the frame. Everything else from that model and period is a compromise.
So, yes, a 130OLD wheelset will fit just fine. No need...
06-18-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,419
Posted By rccardr

That sounds like an awful lot of stuff.

That sounds like an awful lot of stuff.
06-18-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 648
Posted By rccardr

Generally speaking, aside from some die hard...

Generally speaking, aside from some die hard Tubie Lovers, from a marketing standpoint nobody wants your tubular wheelsets.
I’d suggest, as others above have, that you disassemble them and sell the...
06-18-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By rccardr

That quote is a pretty good guideline. So you'll...

That quote is a pretty good guideline. So you'll be fine with 6401, 5500,5600,6500, 6600 and 7700 calipers.
None of those, however, would necessarily be an imporvement over the excellent calipers...
06-16-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 964
Posted By rccardr

I’ve recently purchased Sapim DB stainless spokes...

I’ve recently purchased Sapim DB stainless spokes and nipples from eBay seller Sunny_Spokes located in Leesburg, VA.
Quick service, correct sizing, about a buck per spoke including nipples.
Dan’s...
06-16-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By rccardr

That’s a 68mm English threaded BB tou have there....

That’s a 68mm English threaded BB tou have there.
The correct spindle length is completely dependent on crankset and ring placement.
An inexpensive Shimano cartridge BB is an excellent choice for...
06-15-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,059
Posted By rccardr

Good luck, Tim. I see yours has a long cage RD. ...

Good luck, Tim. I see yours has a long cage RD. Mine are generally set up as 9 or 10 speed. And they are FAST.
Iíve had maybe a dozen 87 Tempos pass thru my hands in the past decade. Even the...
06-12-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8,965
Views: 847,225
Posted By rccardr

Yep, comes in two sizes, gray (small) and white...

Yep, comes in two sizes, gray (small) and white (large). I use it on every build umless the liner wonít fit into a BB tube.
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