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10-16-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By tiger1964

Went and looked at it with a bright light and a...

Went and looked at it with a bright light and a magnifying glass. 3rd and 4th comes do look different. Might need a professional rebuild.
10-16-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,120
Posted By tiger1964

While lower-price-point, higher volume products...

While lower-price-point, higher volume products can help keep the doors open, perhaps wisest to sell those under a new, different brand name.



Reportedly a real jewel; also reportedly they...
10-16-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By tiger1964

A shy cog?

Still making adjustments and changes a fair # of weeks after building up my Masi Gran Corsa (I like the new titanium railed seat and the Campy seat post, both bought from forum members and taking 200...
10-11-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,320
Posted By tiger1964

I guess fabricating a spacer plate for the...

I guess fabricating a spacer plate for the chain-side surface of the inside cage plate would be a PITA; mostly figuring out how to attach it.
10-08-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By tiger1964

I know my wife would sign that petition. She...

I know my wife would sign that petition. She loved her set. Oddly, at the hospital after a wreck, they not only cut all the clothes off in the emergency room... but the shoes??? She's not as happy...
10-08-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,078
Posted By tiger1964

Yet again, I regret that there's no brewpub +/- 1...

Yet again, I regret that there's no brewpub +/- 1 mile away to cycle to; all sorts of bikes one could ride to.

OK, I wouldn't want to do 20 miles on this Sears but it deserves a dignified...
10-06-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,089
Posted By tiger1964

So it's not a brand of Italian toothpaste?...

So it's not a brand of Italian toothpaste? :innocent:

If I close my eyes and think of Celeste Bianchi, it's a bit greenish. Not a lot, though.
10-02-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 793
Posted By tiger1964

+1, I think I have the same set as you -- alas,...

+1, I think I have the same set as you -- alas, cannot remember where I bought it (Northern Tool? Harbor Freight?) Did not realize for years the difference between "thread chasers" and "tap and die".
10-02-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,035
Posted By tiger1964

Lovely. Then again, I'm partial to red bikes (or...

Lovely. Then again, I'm partial to red bikes (or red anything).

I'm new to Masis; did only certain models have, instead of a head 'badge', the letters MASI on the head tube?
09-28-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By tiger1964

Sounds like a sweet bike. How...

Sounds like a sweet bike.





How about... zero? Looked in my box o'stuff, I have some Campy road blacks, a set of Campy road chromed, and a set of those (probably more period-correct?...
09-22-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By tiger1964

Well, early Saturday I went on a group ride that...

Well, early Saturday I went on a group ride that started and ended at the LBS; left the RD on the 4th cog, chattering away back there, and did the whole ride in 4th/inner and 4th/outer, and kept up...
09-21-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By tiger1964

That stem is cool looking. Seat post, too.

That stem is cool looking. Seat post, too.
09-20-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By tiger1964

Thank you - the ads seem gone, at least for now....

Thank you - the ads seem gone, at least for now. :thumb:
09-20-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By tiger1964

I never got the word, changed mine. OK, then got...

I never got the word, changed mine. OK, then got a need-to-confirm e-mail and I answered that. Well, I had paid for a Premium membership recently and the ads went away. Now, they are back... how do I...
09-19-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,120
Posted By tiger1964

NO IDEA that Opel made bikes. Cool. Of course,...

NO IDEA that Opel made bikes. Cool. Of course, seen enough photos of the old Opel Blitz trucks. I always thought it would be cool to El-Camino-ize an early 70's Opel 1900cc "Ascona" 2-door station...
09-19-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks, let's call that Plan B if the LBS cannot...

Thanks, let's call that Plan B if the LBS cannot help or is too much $$$. I'm just south of Goddard Space Flight Center, so 1.5-to-2 gallons of gas away. While in Annapolis, I can see if I need...
09-19-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,872
Posted By tiger1964

Sorry for the hurried photo, I didn't even...

Sorry for the hurried photo, I didn't even clean/straighten the "stereo armoire". You've likely seen the Masi, but the turntable is a Panasonic linear-drive SL-N15, which I bought new in +/- 1980 and...
09-19-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By tiger1964

If the difference is $65, it's probably worth...

If the difference is $65, it's probably worth driving up from the MD suburbs of DC!



Wow, my checkbook balance would be precisely $500 lower. ;) It looks beautifully made...
09-18-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By tiger1964

As usual, good feedback here! :thumb: ...

As usual, good feedback here! :thumb:



Generous of you Brian -- especially as it's not 100% certain how it happened. What do you say to splitting it (uh, the cost, not the dropout :eek:)?


...
09-18-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks, I've bookmarked both. I trust Park tools,...

Thanks, I've bookmarked both. I trust Park tools, but the other one is about half the price. And this is a single-use situation (yeah, I say that, and...)
09-18-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By tiger1964

As I know someone will want to see a picture,...

As I know someone will want to see a picture, here's one but I don't know if it adds anything useful (story about the photo being 90 degrees out):...
09-18-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By tiger1964

The Masi's dropout hanger is askew

Overall, been enjoying the Masi Gran Corsa in recent weeks, since moving most of the parts over from the Palo Alto. But today I went further afield than my local rail-trail for the first time. Nice...
09-18-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By tiger1964

I did a Google images search on "1971 Gitane"....

I did a Google images search on "1971 Gitane". Found almost none w/fenders, and those few were different than I described, possibly/probably added later. So I don't feel so bad now.
09-17-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By tiger1964

No pics, but my 1st 10-speed was a Gitane Gran...

No pics, but my 1st 10-speed was a Gitane Gran Sport in 1971. Came with metallic blue fenders to match the bike, depressed ridge down the center in silver (foil?). Beautifully made. Bike was home...
09-17-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By tiger1964

PM sent. Apparently, so far, I can ride...

PM sent.

Apparently, so far, I can ride sitting on anything up to and including a 2x4; let's put that to the test.
09-17-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,745
Posted By tiger1964

Sorry to resurrect this but I am genuinely...

Sorry to resurrect this but I am genuinely curious. Now on a new crankset, a new BB, and a new frame, I'm happier. But I'm about to do a final tightening to the 30LB/ft with LocTite. I do,...
09-14-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 902
Posted By tiger1964

Exactly. I'm reporting what I experience directly.

Exactly. I'm reporting what I experience directly.
09-13-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By tiger1964

What remover do these take, Shimano's? ...

What remover do these take, Shimano's?



Game over, I suspect.

I was beginning to think that it might be a good idea if 14 of us PayPal'ed you $5 each -- I'd be in -- so you could examine one...
09-13-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 902
Posted By tiger1964

I also have a school 2 blocks from home, on the...

I also have a school 2 blocks from home, on the route to my local rail trail. Massive # of cars for drop-off, but buses too -- what's missing is kids walking, that's a thing of the past (safety is...
09-10-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By tiger1964

...and isn't there a rubber grommet to Presta-ize...

...and isn't there a rubber grommet to Presta-ize a Shraeder rim?
09-10-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By tiger1964

Well, I just changed the BB again. Thanks to...

Well, I just changed the BB again. Thanks to member John Irvine :thumb: (who had earlier supplied the cranks) I got a nice old Campy ball-n-cone bottom bracket. Correct spindle length, so my...
09-10-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By tiger1964

Uh, a long tour, had blowout on a Saturday...

Uh, a long tour, had blowout on a Saturday evening in a town with one bike shop, about to close, with no Presta tubes in stock... but they did have a reamer? :twitchy:
09-09-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By tiger1964

The "600 derailleurs give perfect shifts", even...

The "600 derailleurs give perfect shifts", even with a stiff link in the chain.
09-09-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 561
Posted By tiger1964

Lovely! ND > NC all day (Miata talk). Blew...

Lovely! ND > NC all day (Miata talk).

Blew through a lot on the Boxster and my wife's Honda S2000 yesterday.

But looking at my bike, not much plastic to treat... cable housing? Pump? Brake...
09-09-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 561
Posted By tiger1964

Of course, after doing the autumn detailing on...

Of course, after doing the autumn detailing on both cars over the weekend, I think the bottle is near-empty, leaving none for the bikes. There are a lot of 303able surfaces on even a small car.
...
09-06-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By tiger1964

What, we don't have a I-do-everything-myself...

What, we don't have a I-do-everything-myself member on this forum that can re-cast the leaded end on your cable?

That's great you have an LBC on the way to work. I've have been trying to...
09-04-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By tiger1964

PM sent on the Italian.

PM sent on the Italian.
09-03-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,070
Posted By tiger1964

After a few rides, impressed on how little cable...

After a few rides, impressed on how little cable stretch I experienced. BITD, I recall needing to readjust brake and derailleur cables after only one ride. Indeed, working in shops, part of...
09-03-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By tiger1964

Well, today I have the new cranks on -- about...

Well, today I have the new cranks on -- about ready for a test ride. I took those two spacer/washers, (0.7mm & 1.8mm), and laboriously opened them up to barely fit on an Italian bottom bracket under...
09-03-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By tiger1964

I guess rivnuts wouldn't work?

I guess rivnuts wouldn't work?
08-28-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,037
Posted By tiger1964

If I won the lottery tomorrow, I understand the...

If I won the lottery tomorrow, I understand the conversion kits are still available for:
...
08-28-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,113
Posted By tiger1964

I think it's only OCD if you start polishing or...

I think it's only OCD if you start polishing or chroming the springs.
08-23-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By tiger1964

And thus seems a bit extreme. The...

And thus seems a bit extreme.



The campy are Record/SR, not certain of year. My earlier topics describe my travails with the Avocet cranks, thus they are being replaced, and planning on keeping...
08-23-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks, I'll make a note of it. Temporarily, I...

Thanks, I'll make a note of it. Temporarily, I put the Avocet cranks back on. :(

While thinking it over, I recalled I had some BB spacers. Made by/for Wheels Manufacturing, sold through Velo...
08-23-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By tiger1964

Longer ISO/Italian Bottom Bracket?

Months after: crank-retightening-retightening (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1170413-crank-retightening-retightening-3.html)

...and using a Token brand Italian thread bottom bracket...
08-22-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,258
Posted By tiger1964

Add me to that list. I have memories of a rear...

Add me to that list. I have memories of a rear derailleur, trimmed in red, that looked like a horrid copy of a Huret Svelto. They showed up in the shop for "can you tune it up?" service regularly and...
08-21-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,081
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks. So far, what I did w/3M tape is holding.

Thanks. So far, what I did w/3M tape is holding.
08-21-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 748
Posted By tiger1964

(A) Neither of those bikes in post #1...

(A) Neither of those bikes in post #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) , IMHO, YMMV, etc.

(B) Looking at some of the other photos, now I think at least one of my...
08-20-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,070
Posted By tiger1964

In that catalog photo, the cables rise above the...

In that catalog photo, the cables rise above the bars about 1x the amount of drop in the bars; on my bike, I'm at about 1.5x; some shortening might be in order even if I'm not experiencing any issues...
08-20-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,070
Posted By tiger1964

Then I'm probably waaaay too high. ...

Then I'm probably waaaay too high.

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