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08-03-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By unworthy1

Nobody in Frank's family with an "L" first name,...

Nobody in Frank's family with an "L" first name, so ...? It looks like a fairly mainstream Italian contract-built and that panto is also generic, can't make out any more details since the link...
08-01-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 57,362
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Posted By unworthy1

No idea either except it's some top-end custom...

No idea either except it's some top-end custom craftsmanship. The lugs appear to be modern re-interpretations of classic patterns, sort of like How Richard Sachs made his "Newvex" versions of Nervex...
08-01-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By unworthy1

Latest Update:the Specialized #2...

Latest Update:the Specialized #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) AND the Tange yellow are both SOLD.

Specialized #1...
08-01-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By unworthy1

Well! guess it COULD happen, then ^, if as you...

Well! guess it COULD happen, then ^, if as you say this decal is original. My guess is nobody would apply that decal if they were mis-representing the tubing, it's not exactly "top-tier".Thanks for...
07-31-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By unworthy1

What is "the Alan Thread"? Is it about repairing...

What is "the Alan Thread"? Is it about repairing ALAN frames? Oh, NVM, I think I just stumbled on it, you got an ALAN Carbonio, huh? FUN!
07-31-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By unworthy1

More updates: have potential sale of both the...

More updates: have potential sale of both the Specialized red #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) (WITHOUT the HS) as well as the Tange Yellow, and can confirm the...
07-31-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By unworthy1

I don't know how much I would trust a re-bonded...

I don't know how much I would trust a re-bonded frame BUT if I was going to tackle this I would try to remove the DO from both chainstay (easy since it's loose) and seatstay (unknown) so I could prep...
07-30-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By unworthy1

I hear Ya! This vicious circle was making me...

I hear Ya! This vicious circle was making me cross X 3!!
And then I got a glance of my sorry mug in the mirror:
whoa!
Crowsfeet!
07-30-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By unworthy1

Edit No I forgot to post the TWO prices, one with...

Edit No I forgot to post the TWO prices, one with the Specialized HS or without AND I remeasured the steerer on S-fork #2 which is actually 197mm, just a little less than I had written on the...
07-29-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 516
Posted By unworthy1

there are "tolerances" in any manufactured item...

there are "tolerances" in any manufactured item so you may have a top nut here that is at the largest acceptable limit that passed inspection, or it slipped by (when it should have been rejected as...
07-29-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By unworthy1

Per the Bearing Industry (it speaks with one...

Per the Bearing Industry (it speaks with one voice) the dimensions for a 6003 is 17mm (ID or the hole for the spindle) x 35mm (OD, that fits in the BB shell) x 10mm (thickness) check this is same as...
07-29-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By unworthy1

I would get a good strong magnifying glass and...

I would get a good strong magnifying glass and really look over all the areas you've been sanding to see if any fiber has become exposed.If so then I'd say "too far gone" and retire the frame. But I...
07-29-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By unworthy1

Update: Yellow Tange fork has a "dibs" on it by...

Update: Yellow Tange fork has a "dibs" on it by 3speedslow, the 2 Specialized red forks are still wide open and all fair game!
07-28-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By unworthy1

I have a Cambian I assume to be cotton/rubber but...

I have a Cambian I assume to be cotton/rubber but have put very few miles in on it. My take is that the rubber is what your bum makes contact with and the fabric is less significant to the feel and...
07-28-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By unworthy1

That should not be a big problem, all these BB...

That should not be a big problem, all these BB typically used commonly available industrial cartridge bearings that any well-stocked bearing supplier can sell you. I don't know the number of these...
07-28-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By unworthy1

shoot, that's a handful of disappointment, but...

shoot, that's a handful of disappointment, but still for the capital outlay of 80 euros, I'd try to make the thing ride-able (but I'm a sucker for hopeless cases!)
07-28-20, 10:07 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

Biopace chainrings...of course! ;)

Biopace chainrings...of course! ;)
07-27-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 314
Posted By unworthy1

Ah so I see, as I said I am NO Raleigh Gran Prix...

Ah so I see, as I said I am NO Raleigh Gran Prix expert and now I have proved it! The headlugs on the OPs as well as the bottom HS cup do look pretty consistent with images of other GP examples from...
07-27-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By unworthy1

Last for this batch is another red Specialized...

Last for this batch is another red Specialized fork but it's a step up (I think) to the first: this has a semi-sloping external socket crown but sharper edges, also "S" logos engraved but no teal...
07-27-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 314
Posted By unworthy1

2 details that seem "different": the headlugs...

2 details that seem "different": the headlugs don't have the 2 "horns" at the front like the green example juvela posted but seem to be a 'closed triangle', is this a clue to someone? Also headset...
07-27-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By unworthy1

Here's the next on offer: I wrote a note that it...

Here's the next on offer: I wrote a note that it came off a Nishiki frame, but have no memory of what model or any other details except what I see and measure: it's 700C and sort of an "aero" style,...
07-26-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 314
Posted By unworthy1

Raleigh Gran Prix was my guess, too. (the paint...

Raleigh Gran Prix was my guess, too. (the paint scheme was a wicked red herring to divert to Motobecane) The Brooks Pro saddle is a huge upgrade even tho it needs some help, and i think the AVA stem...
07-26-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By unworthy1

Fair enough, jethin I think you're right this is...

Fair enough, jethin I think you're right this is an '80s fork and would look out of place on a 1974 frame....so people who are looking for something more "moderne" , depending on your location I'm...
07-26-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By unworthy1

When you come to a fork in the road...

Take it! Apologies to Yogi Berra, but that's good advice! I recently sold a chrome Tange fork to a C&Ver and that sale prompted another member to ask if I had forks for sale. Yes, I do have a few....
07-26-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,023
Posted By unworthy1

well 1980 would not support this theory, I am now...

well 1980 would not support this theory, I am now out of guesses! Hope the OP can come up with some more clues, not for me but for somebody better at this, like MauriceMoss
07-26-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 365
Posted By unworthy1

I like the "fill with rod, braze and re-drill"...

I like the "fill with rod, braze and re-drill" option, myself, but it's not my fork. You could try a brass rod rather than steel, not sure if that would be easier to solder/braze versus steel, or...
07-26-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 57,362
Views: 8,322,140
Posted By unworthy1

First thing it's NOT the exact same bike, not...

First thing it's NOT the exact same bike, not even sure if it's French let alone a Moto, despite the paint scheme which would mis-direct you. Whatever this is you sure did good to walk away with it...
07-26-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By unworthy1

I use a nut driver, I like that it's a hollow...

I use a nut driver, I like that it's a hollow shaft (not so important for this job) and the handle stays attached. A full metric set was cheap at the "emporium of cheapness" Harbor Freight. Cheap...
07-26-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By unworthy1

I will keep my eyes peeled for it, but my range...

I will keep my eyes peeled for it, but my range of travel is greatly reduced these days, still...might chance upon it and will call the cops if I do. What's the ref to "Honda Odyssey and an old...
07-26-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By unworthy1

Jim is still an active post-er in the CR list...

Jim is still an active post-er in the CR list (Classic Rendezvous) and has contributed many valuable (and invaluable) stories and insights. Wonder if he still has the "long hair and beard"? ;)
07-26-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,023
Posted By unworthy1

Interesting thought, if so it's perhaps pointing...

Interesting thought, if so it's perhaps pointing to an "SMS" Reynolds tubing set, as this is the only sticker/decal that I'm aware of that could be be plausible in that shape, for this vintage a...
07-25-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By unworthy1

there was a nice how-to write up by a member that...

there was a nice how-to write up by a member that has gone missing (nothing posted in a few years) that showed how he does (did) this in step-by-step. But I can't recall his handle at this mo, he was...
07-24-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By unworthy1

DOH a different 2 words yes it is Topline and...

DOH a different 2 words yes it is Topline and here's a link Topline Bike Cranks - the Buyer's Guide, 2015 (http://www.bikepro.com/products/cranks/topline.html)
07-24-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By unworthy1

yep Pro Lite. Cook Bros Racing (AKA CQP) also...

yep Pro Lite. Cook Bros Racing (AKA CQP) also made a crank that looks a bit similar but I think this one is a Pro Lite (I forgot it's 2 words) DOH a different 2 words yes it is Top Line
07-24-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 469
Posted By unworthy1

Dunno but looks the same as my (oldest) one,...

Dunno but looks the same as my (oldest) one, maybe I can take some pix later. Never seen one with a threaded punch-pin, that's a new one, makes me wonder if it was a mod: did you get this tool new or...
07-23-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By unworthy1

what a beauty, congrats! I hope the damage is...

what a beauty, congrats! I hope the damage is minor and the repair doesn't damage that paint!
07-23-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,023
Posted By unworthy1

They compare very favorably, at least the 172 and...

They compare very favorably, at least the 172 and 971 are very much in the same ballpark as far as metallurgical composition (well maybe Chrome-moly vs Manganese-moly) and the wall thicknesses, Vitus...
07-23-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,023
Posted By unworthy1

so with a 27.2 seatpost and (TBC) British...

so with a 27.2 seatpost and (TBC) British threading (I know, that's TBC) are you thinking this could be Vitus tubing? Some other brand (but not Reynolds 531)?
07-23-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 935
Posted By unworthy1

that suckah is KNURLED. and I had no trouble at...

that suckah is KNURLED. and I had no trouble at all with a recent Passage I bought from a seller in Taiwan, very ordinarily crown race with no extra inner radius. Of course this is going on a...
07-23-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 257,962
Posted By unworthy1

I may have one and if I do it's steel and good...

I may have one and if I do it's steel and good quality (but might have sold it) If I do find it I'll PM ya. BTW it has/had yellow paint.
Sorry no dice it has left the building...but I do have some...
07-22-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,606
Posted By unworthy1

Double D DAY-um! There's no statute of...

Double D DAY-um! There's no statute of limitations when you are going to nail it, and no statue of imitations when you're the one and only Maurice Moss, bravo again!
07-22-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,023
Posted By unworthy1

27.2 seatpost is a good size to have (indicates...

27.2 seatpost is a good size to have (indicates most likely something like 531 DB tubing) do you have any spare BB cups that are marked with BSC, BSA, or 1.37 x 24 you can do a test screw-in? I'm...
07-22-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,023
Posted By unworthy1

BCM long point headlugs and the fork with Vagner...

BCM long point headlugs and the fork with Vagner crown BUT all the extra washers on that Zeus HS makes me wonder if the fork is OEM, could be IF the HS is a much shorter-stack replacement and it DOES...
07-21-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 469
Posted By unworthy1

No ball bearing in yours, huh? I don't know how...

No ball bearing in yours, huh? I don't know how my old one (in the red and blue cardboard box) came to have one but I sure did not add one and it's not something done casually the open end (where the...
07-21-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 469
Posted By unworthy1

I also have a love for trusty old tools (just...

I also have a love for trusty old tools (just like for trusty, rusty old bikes!) and am not willing to throw either into the dump without some effort to renew.I own 2 or 3 Cyclo Rivolis and yes they...
07-21-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,023
Posted By unworthy1

Super Tourers had Huret DOs for those Huret...

Super Tourers had Huret DOs for those Huret Jubile (or Jubilee) RDs, IIRC
07-20-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 57,362
Views: 8,322,140
Posted By unworthy1

Kind of interesting: when was Vitus making...

Kind of interesting: when was Vitus making (re-branded) alloy frames in Italy? This may say "made in Italy" on the downtube but I bet only the steel fork was...unless I missed some historic alliance...
07-19-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By unworthy1

nope, this combo (star with wreath) is nothing...

nope, this combo (star with wreath) is nothing familiar to me! subscribing...
07-19-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By unworthy1

Carlo Dossena did a lot of contract painting for...

Carlo Dossena did a lot of contract painting for several shops in the Greater Milan area. You see examples from diverse brands like the frames made by (or attributed to) Billato or the Conti/Bonati...
07-19-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 935
Posted By unworthy1

I am sending Hong (orangeology) a small amount of...

I am sending Hong (orangeology) a small amount of THIS flavor of Loctite Green, it's "high strength" and am glad that this stuff is actually the COLOR green, unlike all the other Loctites that are...
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