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10-20-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 149
Posted By SJX426

Specialized ...

Specialized

https://live.staticflickr.com/5641/23906051292_dcd70d7298_4k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CquLb9)2010 Langster Steel 61cm (https://flic.kr/p/CquLb9)

Could be good for "L" too?
10-20-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 514
Posted By SJX426

Is that brown paint or rust? That rear...

Is that brown paint or rust?

That rear eyelet looks brazed on. Wouldn't a 720 have multiple eyelets? Don't know them that well.
10-20-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By SJX426

Saw the double deckers, even triple in Portland...

Saw the double deckers, even triple in Portland OR in the 2010 time frame. Supports keeping Portland weird.
10-19-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 921
Posted By SJX426

That is a beauty! Love that color blue.

That is a beauty! Love that color blue.
10-18-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,319
Posted By SJX426

cletusjones - not slow, 21 mph into a car fender....

cletusjones - not slow, 21 mph into a car fender.
https://live.staticflickr.com/3836/14671585088_4c274ac56e_3k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/omtH6A)
P9081221 (https://flic.kr/p/omtH6A), on Flickr

$62K...
10-17-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,319
Posted By SJX426

Not so much anymore ...

Not so much anymore
https://live.staticflickr.com/428/32636427540_e113cf3117_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RHYdSy)
P9051176 (https://flic.kr/p/RHYdSy) on Flickr...
10-17-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,319
Posted By SJX426

I think there may be a lot of confusion about...

I think there may be a lot of confusion about this era of Le Champion. I lived through it and bought a used one in 1973 that was a year old. I bought it because I lusted after one in a LBS. It came...
10-15-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,511
Posted By SJX426

I bought a PO project bike that is a 760. Haven't...

I bought a PO project bike that is a 760. Haven't done anything with it yet but plan on putting Superbe Pro on it. It is an 1984 model. It does of the socketed seat cluster....
10-14-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,352
Posted By SJX426

Although these are labeled Suntour, they are also...

Although these are labeled Suntour, they are also labeled as Pederson Self Energizing System brake calipers. Pederson sold his design to Suntour after introducing them to the market. You don't see...
10-13-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17,903
Views: 2,807,872
Posted By SJX426

Lighter than air.

Lighter than air.
10-13-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By SJX426

The trainer usually comes with a skewer that...

The trainer usually comes with a skewer that works with the conical shape of the clamp. It often expects a.internal cam skewer.
10-13-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By SJX426

THis pic was taken in 2013. Came off of a 1972...

THis pic was taken in 2013. Came off of a 1972 Motobecane Le Champion originally.
https://live.staticflickr.com/3672/11886371655_0c8411c8a9_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/j7mLbk)
P1000083...
10-11-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By SJX426

I picked up a Pinarello without knowing the...

I picked up a Pinarello without knowing the model. Its paint was way bad, cracked rubbed and peeling. The price was negotiated to 50% asking, so $150 was a good price. It had DA hubs, RX100 crank - a...
10-10-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,515
Posted By SJX426

OK I will take a different approach. I think you...

OK I will take a different approach. I think you frame is too small! I am pushing 70 and think I am the exception, but my bars are 2" lower than my saddle. I find that doing sit ups and abdominal...
10-10-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,295
Posted By SJX426

When I converted from 3speed "racer" bike to a...

When I converted from 3speed "racer" bike to a true 10 speed, I bought an extra set of wheels with tubulars, BITD - sew ups. For general riding I used the clinchers, when I went for a serious ride,...
10-09-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By SJX426

Don't know what it is. Sure is an ugly paint job!...

Don't know what it is. Sure is an ugly paint job! Fork is bent. I would check it. I don't think it is the angle of the camera.
The brazing of the top head tube lug looks deficient. Rear DO looks...
10-09-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By SJX426

If you were taller, my bank account might be...

If you were taller, my bank account might be smaller!
10-08-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By SJX426

There are no hard and fast rules for which pedal...

There are no hard and fast rules for which pedal type you want to use on what bike. I am of the opinion that riding a bike is a personal experience and how ever I want to configure the bike for my...
10-07-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,158
Posted By SJX426

Funny! I have a frame looking for a Campagnolo...

Funny! I have a frame looking for a Campagnolo gruppo! Preference is Record 8 or 9 speed from the mid to late 80's to mid 90's.
10-07-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,295
Posted By SJX426

Deep cleaning a chain, wrapping HB tape, lacing a...

Deep cleaning a chain, wrapping HB tape, lacing a wheel, installing new cables and housing or gluing a wheel, they are all time consuming and part of the C&V experience. Once you glue one two or...
10-04-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 946
Posted By SJX426

What color bike is this? ...

What color bike is this?
https://live.staticflickr.com/3863/14585459754_d39713a9a9_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/odSi33)
P1020127 (https://flic.kr/p/odSi33), on Flickr
10-04-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,294
Posted By SJX426

During my life I bought 2, the first was in 1968,...

During my life I bought 2, the first was in 1968, UO-8 or what ever was equivalent at the time in Frankfurt, Germany.
https://live.staticflickr.com/4229/35314850105_5bdc52f6de_c.jpg...
10-02-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,825
Posted By SJX426

I've been using a Lumix ZS for a couple of years,...

I've been using a Lumix ZS for a couple of years, maybe more than 10. The first one started having a dark spot on the images so I bought the latest version about, wow!, 10 years ago! Then I found out...
09-26-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 912
Posted By SJX426

I documented my Colnago in Word with one DS...

I documented my Colnago in Word with one DS overall pic. I will have to look it up. I think I included frame material/configuration (531 db, Columbus Alle, etc.) I also added text description. Don't...
09-26-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,926
Posted By SJX426

I sure wish the paint was in better condition....

I sure wish the paint was in better condition. Full patina a wear is obvious and is progressing:
https://live.staticflickr.com/1886/30604981018_a085a7d8ff_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NCswAw)...
09-25-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,872
Posted By SJX426

The TT is packed, so no pics. Lenco L75 purchased...

The TT is packed, so no pics. Lenco L75 purchased in 1970. Direct drive 8.8lb platter with full speed in less than one rev.

Only other vintage stereo stuff is a pair of XL90 JBL's purchased used...
09-23-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,500
Posted By SJX426

Kinda OCD. Well if you ask my wife, definitely,...

Kinda OCD. Well if you ask my wife, definitely, and not just bicycles. I will go to approximate time frame for parts. I don't consider pedals unless it is for display. I don't repaint unless the...
09-23-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 64,349
Posted By SJX426

@shnibop sent me the Suntour Superbe Pro FD/RD...

@shnibop sent me the Suntour Superbe Pro FD/RD set you may have seen that didn't last long. They were exceptionally well packed. True jewelry for the bike! Alex was prompt, communicated very well and...
09-23-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By SJX426

IIRC, the 7 spd Dura Ace hub with the cassette is...

IIRC, the 7 spd Dura Ace hub with the cassette is really unique and difficult to find parts. My 8 speed 7402 has a bad cone, I have not been able to find a replacement. The issue is the design of the...
09-23-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By SJX426

I am not familiar with this vintage. Are the...

I am not familiar with this vintage. Are the chain stays round? Is the crimp only on the inside?
09-23-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By SJX426

ryansu - HB looks bent. Check frame alignment...

ryansu - HB looks bent. Check frame alignment prior to wheel install. If I was closer... I have a 7 spd Dura Ace I don't plan on using.
09-23-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By SJX426

Brewsmith - Interesting crimps on the chain...

Brewsmith - Interesting crimps on the chain stays. Do you know why there is that one on the NDS?
09-22-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,210
Posted By SJX426

Fredericksburg VA is the Sahara of C&V. I am the...

Fredericksburg VA is the Sahara of C&V. I am the only oasis I know of. everything is done by mail. There is a lot more going on in Baltimore and Richmond. Some in DC but not much. I feel lucky...
09-22-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,370
Posted By SJX426

GIS IIRC DT and Wheelsmith were available at that...

GIS IIRC DT and Wheelsmith were available at that time. I preferred DT Champion DB's.
09-21-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By SJX426

How about a pic of the BB from the bottom side....

How about a pic of the BB from the bottom side. Is there a chain bridge?
09-20-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,150
Posted By SJX426

Maybe this should be a sticky!

Maybe this should be a sticky!
09-18-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By SJX426

After more investigation, Professional is...

After more investigation, Professional is settling out. Years are 1987 - 1994.

Cast brake bridge with heart pamto, not diamant stays.

Although I have 7400 group set taken from the Montello, it...
09-18-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By SJX426

ljsense - Good thing it is red!

ljsense - Good thing it is red!
09-18-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By SJX426

My new acquisition - De Rosa

Some of you may have noticed that squirtdad sold me his De Rosa. He, in turn, purchased from gomango. So this frame set remains in the BF family!

The speculation is that it is a 1990/91 vintage. I...
09-17-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By SJX426

I suspect that if either end of the clamp is...

I suspect that if either end of the clamp is within the marked area, you are good to go. They may be trying to indicate that a portion of the clamp needs to be within the marked area an not outside...
09-12-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 64,349
Posted By SJX426

squirtdad was a was a pleasure to do business...

squirtdad was a was a pleasure to do business with! Prompt, curious, friendly, responsive, and thorough!
09-11-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 771
Posted By SJX426

Beautiful frame. Not my style of crank but …… I...

Beautiful frame. Not my style of crank but …… I thoroughly enjoy my 83 Surperissimo. Great ride. Just 2 cm too small. The Pinarello is also a great ride. I can't wait to try out the De Rosa!
09-10-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,469
Posted By SJX426

https://live.staticflickr.com/7327/14148054171_5df...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7327/14148054171_5df6060cd0_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nydtAt)
1983 Colnago Superissimo (https://flic.kr/p/nydtAt), on Flickr
09-09-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 518
Posted By SJX426

For double shifts, right hand as described....

For double shifts, right hand as described. Typically the thumb is used to push the lever forward, index and middle finger to pull back.
09-09-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By SJX426

Essthreetee Just exhausted my funds but it would...

Essthreetee Just exhausted my funds but it would be useful to know the size.
09-06-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By SJX426

Bent fork! Somebody had to say it.

Bent fork!

Somebody had to say it.
09-06-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By SJX426

Ird crank

Don't have one but the old Stronglight 93 double uses a 118 spindle.
09-05-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 257
Posted By SJX426

They are good and can be seen with other logos...

They are good and can be seen with other logos like "Campagnolo." I have one or two pair that are slated for the FS bin. I have decided to standardize on Keo's.
09-03-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By SJX426

For or without braze on shifter bosses?@shoota

For or without braze on shifter bosses?@shoota
09-01-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By SJX426

Different size range but I do run oversized tires...

Different size range but I do run oversized tires with undersized fenders.....WHAT?
https://live.staticflickr.com/3736/11466297475_1597327797_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/iteLL4)
P1000030...
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