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11-21-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By Wildwood

Serial number format might ID the manufacturer. ...

Serial number format might ID the manufacturer.

My comment is that 'If it fits?', assuming no frame or fork issues, then it is certainly is worthy of an upgraded drivetrain/shifters. My reasoning...
11-21-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 729
Posted By Wildwood

For The Win (i assume) Thanks for the...

For The Win
(i assume)


Thanks for the pic. Most excellent.
Personally, I would find a 'more vintage' frame for a pair of centerpull brakes and leave the Tommasini as pictured.

Ride On! :)
11-20-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 729
Posted By Wildwood

If still in the running, here is the MAFAC...

If still in the running,
here is the MAFAC Competition
in short reach config

pads bottom out on 700c wheel,
but on a touring bike
with clearance for 32/33mm cyclocross tires....
11-20-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 729
Posted By Wildwood

With the modern look, Italian flair, pretty in...

With the modern look, Italian flair, pretty in black = Modolo, with many black caliper offerings. If you MUST change.

I might like the bike more than I already do - with a nice driveside side...
11-20-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 729
Posted By Wildwood

I'm also running MAFAC Competition on a Follis. ...

I'm also running MAFAC Competition on a Follis.
The stopping power is probably more related to pads, so I would budget for new rubber and choose the one that matches the levers, or best fits on...
11-20-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Wildwood

4, 6 or 8 cyclinders? :innocent: Welcome to...

4, 6 or 8 cyclinders? :innocent:

Welcome to BF.
11-20-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By Wildwood

No experience with track hubs, but a suggestion...

No experience with track hubs, but a suggestion you post this same thread in C&V.

Welcome to BF. Again. Deja Vu?
11-20-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 729
Posted By Wildwood

I like the Super Alfa 71, but just switched over...

I like the Super Alfa 71, but just switched over from a Zeus sidepull and donít have many miles with these as yet.
edit: Never had a prob with MAFAC either. The bad pic doesn't show the bit 'o color...
Forum: Introductions
11-19-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Wildwood

welcome. i have a relative (not close) who...

welcome.

i have a relative (not close) who lives periodically in Namibia.
Closest i could get to RSA. :rolleyes:

i too ride a lot of old steel.
C&V Sales has been an affordable source for...
11-19-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By Wildwood

My problem with a Frejus w/ short tt - it may get...

My problem with a Frejus w/ short tt - it may get a remake with city type bars and more upright position.
11-19-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By Wildwood

Thanks - disregard my PM - the Razesa is too...

Thanks - disregard my PM - the Razesa is too small for me. Was thinking my Zeus would like someone simpatico in the group.
11-19-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By Wildwood

What frame dimensions are you looking for in a...

What frame dimensions are you looking for in a possible trade?

And 56.5 on the Razesa = Seattube (ctc)? What do the top and headtube measure?
11-19-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By Wildwood

Interesting article. First time Iíve seen a...

Interesting article.

First time Iíve seen a price for an AD Olympian, which I own. Mine came to me as f&f and wears almost nothing from itís original spec.
11-19-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 115,917
Posted By Wildwood

Some good prices at MerlinCycles.com ...

Some good prices at MerlinCycles.com

https://www.merlincycles.com/road-bike-tyres-75331/?tyre_type=tubular

the Vittoria line seems discounted the most.
11-19-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By Wildwood

Different saddles, posts and bars are often...

Different saddles, posts and bars are often overlooked as contributors to an unexpected outcome with fit and deserve scrutiny when evaluating a change in bikes or cockpit components.

modern...
11-18-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 410
Posted By Wildwood

Zeus is surely a karma bike. :) When I pass it...

Zeus is surely a karma bike. :)
When I pass it on, it will be for almost free.

BF has been a 'junkie' for frames and bikes - to which I am now addicted.
and lots of components and stuff, as...
11-18-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By Wildwood

The author of the Schwinn Superior article...

...a few years after writing it.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x1201/gary_fisher_5685217988_1__7e921f4c6bf09075a3b179ac1b9abdce3243913e.jpg

The Man likes to laugh....
11-18-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By Wildwood

Owning a G. Fisher, I'm a fan. Here he is in...

Owning a G. Fisher, I'm a fan.
Here he is in action.
Tall & thin.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x487/ds_rider_nvcity_a7b11da6e806975a186c47b5827290df6a4ad38e.jpg
11-18-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 410
Posted By Wildwood

Nicely done Andy. As always. i relate to...

Nicely done Andy.
As always.

i relate to this build for 2 reasons:
love my vintage bike w/ Campy9 triple;
i have a Ďkarmaí bike that BF members physically handled and contributed to.

Many...
11-18-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By Wildwood

I'm one of those people who believes there is no...

I'm one of those people who believes there is no 'one perfect position' for riding a bike.
I own and ride bikes from 58 - 63cm, with top tubes ranging from less than 57 to more than 59cm. And yes,...
11-17-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By Wildwood

The answer to your question is = It Depends. 1....

The answer to your question is = It Depends.
1. TT grows by 2cm = Can you stretch to bars ~1inch further forward???
Saddle set back on current ride? Also, some saddles/rails may position rider...
11-17-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,078
Posted By Wildwood

In the Spring I ordered 2 black bibs, not the...

In the Spring I ordered 2 black bibs, not the Plus.
I like 'em just fine after 1 season.

Leg openings haven't stretched as with some shorts i have owned.
11-17-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Wildwood

I have owned 2 mid-80s Corsa Extras with SLX. ...

I have owned 2 mid-80s Corsa Extras with SLX.
Both were larger frames than this one.

Smoothest riding bike I've ever been on.
And coming from the Dr. - guartanteed everything will function...
Forum: Introductions
11-16-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Wildwood

Depending upon the ride, we get everything from...

Depending upon the ride, we get everything from very old 3spd bikes to lugged steel frames with modern components. Actually the bike is not so important, we gather mainly to meet&greet and talk...
Forum: Introductions
11-16-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Wildwood

Vintavelo - If you are in the Puget Sound area,...

Vintavelo - If you are in the Puget Sound area, we occasionally have small (less than a dozen folks) group rides with vintage bike enthusiasts. Keep an eye on the C&V subforum, come Spring.
11-16-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Wildwood

I can't say 'favorite' because everything I have...

I can't say 'favorite' because everything I have used just worked.
Glue brands used = mostly Continental, also Vittoria's mastik and Challenge's rim cement.
Tape = used the Velox tape, but only...
11-15-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,444
Posted By Wildwood

Age appropriate for me! :thumb: :D

Age appropriate for me! :thumb: :D
11-15-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,444
Posted By Wildwood

Is this jersey OK, possibly for: a pub...

Is this jersey OK, possibly for:

a pub hopping session,
business casual meeting (not far from the urban trail),
a long ride that includes a final stop at the market before home,
bicycle events...
11-12-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,954
Posted By Wildwood

:D :D :D Does this bike qualify as C&V? ...

:D :D :D

Does this bike qualify as C&V?
Threadless setup? :innocent:


Story is - and could be classic.

Bike gets lost, moves on - but sticks to its' security bag. Bag gets bought, but...
11-10-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By Wildwood

Thanks for your post. Get the physical issues...

Thanks for your post.
Get the physical issues improved and enjoy the rides you can do.
You are as Classic & Vintage as any on this forum. Time for refurb and ride on.
Generates a certain amount of...
11-09-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Wildwood

agree on size too large. 57cm for 5'8" height...

agree on size too large.
57cm for 5'8" height seems big.
11-09-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,393
Posted By Wildwood

Above Silicon Valley? ...

Above Silicon Valley?

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/a68bc2b5_7605_4eb0_b12a_5a1cf10a4d23_bd3e22695bbaa6dd486720d1d30c93815234ac2a.jpeg


Actually, I used this...
11-09-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 765
Posted By Wildwood

very nice. and in wonderful condition. and...

very nice. and in wonderful condition.

and all original (or almost) definately puts it in a 'special' category.
good decision, congrats


ps- isn't it nice to have a BF group of friendly...
11-07-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By Wildwood

I've been fitted for 3 custom bikes. 1. Sent...

I've been fitted for 3 custom bikes.
1. Sent measurements for a Co-Motion tandem.
They advertised in the mid-90s that their bikes rode more like a single than Santana = true!
2. Rode a standard...
10-23-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3,016
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 400,050
Posted By Wildwood

Just thought I would put my post #8888...

Just thought I would put my post #8888 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=8888) here in 65+. :foo:



Not to be morbid,
but
I once had a strong vision that when...
10-23-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14,406
Views: 1,342,056
Posted By Wildwood

I will edit this post with some of the Halloween...

I will edit this post with some of the Halloween decorations in this/these dense housing developments.

But for now, it was just nice to have a successful check-out ride in the recabled DeRosa....
10-23-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By Wildwood

Yes - Welcome to BF. Nice bike. I'm a Fan of the...

Yes - Welcome to BF. Nice bike. I'm a Fan of the Brand.

Here's the serial number database thread:


https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/736626-austro-daimler-serial-number-database.html...
10-22-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14,406
Views: 1,342,056
Posted By Wildwood

Fall has fell In PDX. ...

Fall has fell
In PDX.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1887/fe2b4637_4cab_484b_9714_7248f458914d_e52648e738c46a46102be007705f392fbcbd7d0e.jpeg
10-22-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 862
Posted By Wildwood

Subscribed! And nice project. I'm...

Subscribed!
And nice project.



I'm not really a Frenchie, having only owned a lowly Peugeot PH10LE and and presently a Follis 072(?).
Both of which I liked a bunch, but not my primary riders....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,095
Posted By Wildwood

Agreed, not everyone cares for tubulars (and...

Agreed, not everyone cares for tubulars (and that's a BIG OK) and non-racer folks, in reality, probably don't ride faster with tubulars. Any efficiency gains by riding light wheels is likely to be...
10-21-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,700
Posted By Wildwood

Just my wife saying - "maybe next weekend, gets...

Just my wife saying - "maybe next weekend, gets me going". :roflmao2:
10-21-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,700
Posted By Wildwood

At 68, my resting is low-mid 40s. 5 years ago a...

At 68, my resting is low-mid 40s.
5 years ago a friend loaned me his HRM with chest strap, I couldn't get above 165 on mostly flat terrain. I haven't used one lately, nor in the mountains.

2...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,095
Posted By Wildwood

Tubulars with a small amount of Stan's or...

Tubulars with a small amount of Stan's or OrangeSeal are extremely flat proof.
Tubular wheels are lighter.
Tubular tires from UK/EU suppliers ~ $65 if you wait for deals (VeloFlex...
10-21-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,115
Posted By Wildwood

Beautiful!!! I’m another person thanking you...

Beautiful!!!

I’m another person thanking you for restoring this bike and staying true to its’ heritage. So many folks want to decal their frames as another bike brand. The time spent identifying...
10-20-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By Wildwood

Building up vintage bikes can be less than buying...

Building up vintage bikes can be less than buying new.
Many don't want vintage.
A few of us don't need new to satisfy our biking needs.
I have at least 4 vintage bikes that cost me less than $400....
10-19-19, 04:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By Wildwood

+1 on good service from FreeWheelSpa. I have 2 on...

+1 on good service from FreeWheelSpa. I have 2 on bikes.

And a shout out for all those BF members (mostly USA but literally around the World) that have helped me get/keep my vintage bikes...
10-18-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By Wildwood

Found a crappy photo of the PH10LE I used to own....

Found a crappy photo of the PH10LE I used to own.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/443x290/img_3863_2_22b1a5f1c0b6142da615d70e8f667a50c5b72339.jpg
10-18-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Wildwood

No experience with the Pasela. But would it be...

No experience with the Pasela.
But would it be too much trouble for you to post a pic of your PH10LE on the thread by a newbie on his black PH10LE?
Thanks.


Back to Pasela.

FYI - I owned a...
10-18-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By Wildwood

I'm not home so cannot access pics of one I owned...

I'm not home so cannot access pics of one I owned in the past. Black, Carbolite103 no HLE, Suntour BL rear derailleur. It had no decals for Tourmalet.

At the time I weighed about 215lbs. Bike was...
10-18-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,583
Posted By Wildwood

That is beautiful. I'm sure it rides like Heaven,...

That is beautiful. I'm sure it rides like Heaven, especially with those nice tires.

In my limited experience, have never seen the Professional tubeset on an AD.
Bulgier.net has some catalogues -...
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