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08-11-19, 02:05 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

One Mississippi, Two Mississippi...

One Mississippi, Two Mississippi...
08-11-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,715
Posted By smontanaro

Sounds like most people I know, including me. :)

Sounds like most people I know, including me. :)
08-11-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,715
Posted By smontanaro

WWES? "Neither a masher nor a spinner be."...

WWES? "Neither a masher nor a spinner be." :)
08-10-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17,582
Views: 2,723,865
Posted By smontanaro

Drillium Dude complained about no tires for...

Drillium Dude complained about no tires for $1200. Here's maybe no wheels for $1500. No 50s-60s Campagnolo parts that I can see either. OTOH, you do get turkey levers. And, on the plus side, the one...
08-10-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,768
Posted By smontanaro

Wagovan...

Wagovan (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Civic+Wagovan&t=canonical&iax=images&ia=images). We had one. Nice little car as I recall. That was years ago, though. I can't remember what I had for breakfast...
08-10-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,768
Posted By smontanaro

Particularly in this day of "we only sell trucks...

Particularly in this day of "we only sell trucks and SUVs."
08-10-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,768
Posted By smontanaro

Ellen has been on the lookout for awhile. Still...

Ellen has been on the lookout for awhile. Still no joy in Mudville.
08-10-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,768
Posted By smontanaro

I agree, though I'd reverse the order. :)

I agree, though I'd reverse the order. :)
08-09-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,842
Posted By smontanaro

Newbaum's. My guess is that I'd have had no...

Newbaum's. My guess is that I'd have had no trouble with a Giro d'Italia bar - Lee's drop, shorter reach.
08-07-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By smontanaro

I have the cheapest, smallest Banjo Brothers bag...

I have the cheapest, smallest Banjo Brothers bag (no map case). Not sure what model it is, but I don't see it on their site now. (It cost about $25 as I recall.) It's nice that no extra mounting...
08-06-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,842
Posted By smontanaro

Second attempt wasn't much better (maybe 1/2-inch...

Second attempt wasn't much better (maybe 1/2-inch further). Maybe this is why Giro d'Italia bars with their short reach and drop are popular? This is a Campione del Mondo bar.
08-06-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,842
Posted By smontanaro

f**k, f**k, f**k, f**k, f**k... ...

f**k, f**k, f**k, f**k, f**k...

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08-06-19, 09:12 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

I'll bet if you run at low enough pressure the...

I'll bet if you run at low enough pressure the ride from those plush rear tires would be sublime. ;)
08-05-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2,153
Views: 683,645
Posted By smontanaro

Rolled the Motobecane Grand Jubilé...

Rolled the Motobecane Grand Jubilé (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmExCX2D) out of the basement and rode it around the block today:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48467186332_67ee1b778c_c.jpg...
08-04-19, 05:15 AM
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Views: 683,645
Posted By smontanaro

Dang! Nice score on the De Rosa.

Dang! Nice score on the De Rosa.
08-04-19, 05:08 AM
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Views: 1,256,398
Posted By smontanaro

Swung by the Chicago Botanic Garden, one of my...

Swung by the Chicago Botanic Garden, one of my semi-regular rides.

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08-04-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 106,652
Posted By smontanaro

I've never used tape so can't comment on the...

I've never used tape so can't comment on the relative ease of changing a flat. I have had tires which the PO had taped. Small PITA to get the little leftover nubs of tape off.

As for the...
07-30-19, 05:32 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

At least the seat has been raised. It pains me to...

At least the seat has been raised. It pains me to pass someone who outgrew their bike several years ago and never raised the saddle. At full "extension" their knees might get to 90°.
07-30-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,666
Posted By smontanaro

I added a couple more pictures to the album...

I added a couple more pictures to the album (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmExCX2D). The first shows the difference in beefiness between the Nuovo Record and Jubilee derailleurs around the hinge.
...
07-29-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,666
Posted By smontanaro

Good idea, but if I was to (for instance), find a...

Good idea, but if I was to (for instance), find a suitable candidate on eBay, I'd have to purchase it, test it, then quite possibly ask for a refund. That would be kind of a PITA. Even if it passed...
07-29-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,666
Posted By smontanaro

No doubt. I didn't have a known French diameter...

No doubt. I didn't have a known French diameter front derailleur, and the Vx clamp doesn't come close to bottoming out. Also, it didn't show any gaps between the clamp and the seat tube. I think it...
07-29-19, 04:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,666
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks for the responses. I imagine it was...

Thanks for the responses. I imagine it was probably already cracked when I removed it and that it had only maintained its integrity out of habit. Replacements aren't unobtainium (looks like $70-$100...
07-28-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13,990
Views: 1,256,398
Posted By smontanaro

Nope, had no idea to look for it. We (there were...

Nope, had no idea to look for it. We (there were four of us) just turned at 176 and then back south into Lake Forest for a quick stop at Caputo's. I was just following the leader...
07-28-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,666
Posted By smontanaro

I'm guessing this isn't repairable... :(

I've been slowly working on this Motobecane Grand Jubilé. (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmExCX2D)
I needed to move the front derailleur down because I bought some new chainrings. It came to me with 52/42...
07-28-19, 12:03 PM
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Views: 418
Posted By smontanaro

It occurred to me this morning I should probably...

It occurred to me this morning I should probably have explicitly referred people to the descriptions of many of the album's pictures for my assessment of completeness and condition.
07-28-19, 05:05 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

^ Does that make it a Frankenstem? ;) I rode...

^ Does that make it a Frankenstem? ;)

I rode as far north as Lake Bluff yesterday as well, though it's a bit closer for me. More like 44 miles. Still, it was hot and I was fairly well wiped out...
07-27-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5,398
Views: 419,562
Posted By smontanaro

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1179526-small-bits-fs-mostly-campy-nothing-too-exciting.html
07-27-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By smontanaro

Small bits FS, mostly Campy, nothing too exciting

Flickr Album: Small bits FS, mostly Campy (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmFxswzE)

​Note that shipping is not included in the prices. ​I will ship at cost. ​With any luck, people will buy multiple items,...
07-27-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,581
Posted By smontanaro

As I recall, my Schwinn's rear triangle started...

As I recall, my Schwinn's rear triangle started at 110mm. Up front I just laced a new rim to the existing hub (no drum or dyno there, MAFAC Racer for stoppage and pedestrian alerting), so it remains...
07-27-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,581
Posted By smontanaro

Amolj78 welcome to BF C&V... I have a...

Amolj78 welcome to BF C&V...

I have a mid-70s Schwinn Speedster with a more modern SA XRD3 rear drum hub. I had to spread the rear triangle to fit the hub's 120mm OLD. I don't know about the other...
07-26-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,091
Posted By smontanaro

Very hard to quarrel with the subject.

Very hard to quarrel with the subject.
07-26-19, 07:45 PM
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Views: 419,562
Posted By smontanaro

Buncha stuff the past few days: TA Pro 5...

Buncha stuff the past few days:

TA Pro 5 Vis 46&32T chainrings
Jagwire Teflon-coated shift cables (unfortunately I ordered brake cables :()
Box of Campy bits, most of which I don't need and...
07-26-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By smontanaro

Cool, thanks. Now for a bit of calculation...

Cool, thanks. Now for a bit of calculation followed by a bit of wrenching. :)
07-26-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By smontanaro

Shimano MF-7400 x 3 & MF-6208 - mix 'n match possible?

I have three Dura-Ace MF-7400 freewheels, one which is six-speed and has a range which looks reasonable (24- or 26-T big cog, not in front of me ATM). Two are seven-speeds and more corncob-ish. I...
07-25-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5,398
Views: 419,562
Posted By smontanaro

noglider (et al) I've never been at any...

noglider (et al) I've never been at any particular risk of heart disease either (though there's that pesky "family history" thing), though my LDL jumped at my last physical. Then he told me to get a...
07-25-19, 03:06 PM
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Views: 419,562
Posted By smontanaro

My doc is bugging me to start taking a statin...

My doc is bugging me to start taking a statin (been bugging me off-and-on for about ten years). I figured a bit more self-quantification couldn't be a bad thing here and went ahead and purchased a...
07-25-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13,507
Views: 2,711,230
Posted By smontanaro

Come on now! Admit that you and your sibs begged...

Come on now! Admit that you and your sibs begged your dad to take you. ;)
07-24-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13,507
Views: 2,711,230
Posted By smontanaro

Cool. Unless the drivetrain is trashed, your son...

Cool. Unless the drivetrain is trashed, your son will be able to make a few bucks on the deal selling them here or on eBay. I just lucked into one of them as well. Every bit of the drivetrain -...
07-23-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,232
Posted By smontanaro

I was confused reading the comments in the email...

I was confused reading the comments in the email sent to me (no pix). What are illustrated in SamSpade1941's post aren't cable ends but ferrules (housing ferrules, I suppose to be totally pedantic)....
07-23-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,100
Posted By smontanaro

If the '74 catalog isn't already available...

If the '74 catalog isn't already available online, I can host it on my Flickr site or Old Classic Rendezvous Archive (http://www.smontanaro.net). I'll even scan it if you don't mind being without it...
07-22-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By smontanaro

Interesting. There clearly must have been a...

Interesting. There clearly must have been a transition period from Simplex to Campagnolo gear and dropouts. I have s/n 104060 (https://www.flickr.com/gp/49705339@N00/E12F0y) which has Simplex...
07-22-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,232
Posted By smontanaro

I've used Jagwire Teflon-coated brake cables when...

I've used Jagwire Teflon-coated brake cables when using unlined (vintage) brake cable housing. I'm sure there's no problem with their housing and shift cables. I tend to just grind down Shimano-sized...
07-21-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,100
Posted By smontanaro

You might try the Wayback Machine...

You might try the Wayback Machine (www.archive.org) to see if it has snapshots of the old site.
07-21-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13,507
Views: 2,711,230
Posted By smontanaro

Apparently their sensors don't use regular...

Apparently their sensors don't use regular expressions so can't detect word boundaries. Imagine trying to search for the brand. Aren't we all supposed to be adults here?
07-20-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,815
Posted By smontanaro

My two faves: Specialized Touring...

My two faves:


Specialized Touring Pedals, nice platform, prettiest pedals ever. I've got a couple pair and would be happy to relieve you of a set if you've got one just languishing. From...
07-19-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5,398
Views: 419,562
Posted By smontanaro

J.A. Stein TA crank removal tool.

J.A. Stein TA crank removal tool.
07-19-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 798
Posted By smontanaro

I bought a set of brakes like these a few years...

I bought a set of brakes like these a few years ago and asked over on Classic Rendezvous (https://groups.google.com/d/topic/classic-rendezvous-lightweight-vintage-bicycles/4v7F7HXDTdY/discussion). I...
07-18-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 51,719
Views: 6,835,042
Posted By smontanaro

Another big boy bike here on Chicago CL I won't...

Another big boy bike here on Chicago CL I won't be buying. Happy to take a look for someone though.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/d/park-ridge-vintage-raleigh/6936000882.html
...
07-18-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 51,719
Views: 6,835,042
Posted By smontanaro

^^^ I'm mostly just out of space. The Mooney...

^^^ I'm mostly just out of space. The Mooney would like be right in my wheelhouse, on both size as well as American builder (the somewhat central focus of my collection).
07-18-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 51,719
Views: 6,835,042
Posted By smontanaro

61cm Peter Mooney w/ Cyclart respray(?) on...

61cm Peter Mooney w/ Cyclart respray(?) on Chicago CL. It looks to be my size, but I'm going to pass on it.
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