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04-14-19, 02:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By skillasw

I would say early to mid 90's, they usually say...

I would say early to mid 90's, they usually say the model name, but i think in the earlier 90's they didn't. It's definitely record or chorus (probably record), the lower models used pieces made of...
01-27-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,357
Posted By skillasw

The 1987 Limited remains one of my favorite...

The 1987 Limited remains one of my favorite bikes, and it definitely the most fun to ride. I would buy this bike for 2oo even if i was broke (which i am)....I have always wanted one in metallic...
12-05-18, 03:05 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 19,400
Posted By skillasw

I guess I have another black bike....Eddy Merckx...

I guess I have another black bike....Eddy Merckx 2000 Strada OS 20th Anniversary Edition - Campy 8 speed mixed. Just for information I threw 8 speed exa-drive cogs on to the 9-10 speed Mavic/Campy ...
12-04-18, 03:46 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 19,400
Posted By skillasw

!987 Bianchi Limited 100% Shimano 600 -Cinelli...

!987 Bianchi Limited 100% Shimano 600 -Cinelli bars - Araya hard anodized rims - Vittoria Rubino Speed 25mm tires - Reissue Turbo saddle...
09-24-18, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By skillasw

I just overhauled one of these for the first...

I just overhauled one of these for the first time, before starting it sounded like a cement mixer. It was missing a pawl spring, I replaced it it using a spring from push button ball point pen, it...
09-13-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,875
Posted By skillasw

That would be crazy! I did do a whole summer...

That would be crazy! I did do a whole summer going up the hills with a 39-21, and built some serious thigh muscles. Of course not the best for the bike or me 39-26 is the comfort rartio. But 53-12...
09-13-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,875
Posted By skillasw

I always ride as fast as i can in the hardest...

I always ride as fast as i can in the hardest gear. The goal is always cruising around inthe 53x12! What?! people think this is wrong? Do they not like going fast and getting fit? i have lots of...
08-30-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By skillasw

Here is a link to a PDF of the 1987 Bianchi...

Here is a link to a PDF of the 1987 Bianchi catalouge http://velobase.com/CatalogScans/1987Bianchi.pdf , give you a good reference of the mid to late 80's models, as many of tose years used very...
Forum: Touring
08-27-18, 02:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By skillasw

Tire size recomendation

I'm sure this topic has been discussed on here, just wanting some experienced opinions on tire sizes for touring. I would most likely carry 30lb max on rear and not sure about front weights but...
08-26-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By skillasw

Would you ship to Canada? On the west coast in...

Would you ship to Canada? On the west coast in Victoria. (I assume shipping cost would be higher, would cover the difference)
08-25-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 842
Posted By skillasw

Deda Elementi

I really love the Deda Elementi, firstly because it is cheap, cheap enough you can get 2 for the price of one of most other brands. Second it is really good quality, and comes in different styles,...
08-23-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 152,440
Posted By skillasw

Eddy Merckx Strada OS 20th Anniversary edition

I purchased this wonderful bike here from a bike forums member, and did a total overhaul. Campagnolo 8 speed Veloce: FD, RD, Shifters, and headset. Avanti dual pivot calipers, Old Chorus crank...
08-22-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,020
Posted By skillasw

Bianchi TSX Chorus/Athena

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07-16-18, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 1,500,820
Posted By skillasw

Cheers! The carbon was not my first choice, but...

Cheers! The carbon was not my first choice, but certainly impressed with these. It was getting very hard (an expensive) to track down OEM suspension forks with a 1 inch steerer. Then found a random...
07-16-18, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 1,500,820
Posted By skillasw

I haven't done a ton of miles yet, but so far the...

I haven't done a ton of miles yet, but so far the combo has a surprisingly low rolling resistance and seem very fast and stable over hard pack with some loose. The rear got a bit slippy going up an...
07-14-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 1,500,820
Posted By skillasw

I just finished building this: 1994 Bianchi Super...

I just finished building this: 1994 Bianchi Super Grizzly RC. It's custom but within the realms of OEM, though not being a huge fan of front suspension especially 24year old suspension I decided to...
06-29-18, 04:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,125
Posted By skillasw

I almost hit a bear riding riding to work one...

I almost hit a bear riding riding to work one morning, well, not really but it was very close. I came around a corner, looked to my right, and casually thought 'oh a bear', then duble take wait a...
06-29-18, 04:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By skillasw

Not sure what model, late 90's i would say. It...

Not sure what model, late 90's i would say. It looks like Deccadi tubing, judging by the forks, how the seat stays connect to the seattube, the dropouts, and the seatpost clamp. (not sure but have a...
06-13-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,641
Posted By skillasw

For the same reasons is why I stick 8 speed, the...

For the same reasons is why I stick 8 speed, the single cogs and custumability. Especial with the original 8 speed "letter' cogs, just like uniglide are super durable, and highly custumizable, you...
06-08-18, 03:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,641
Posted By skillasw

I'm also a fan of the 8 speed, although Campy 8...

I'm also a fan of the 8 speed, although Campy 8 speed. Which are getting hard to find! I'm running 3 classic Bianchis from the 90's with 8 speed and frankly it more than enough gears I really don't...
05-25-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By skillasw

Thanks! It does look a little wider at the base...

Thanks! It does look a little wider at the base of the steerer pictured, if not a shim should be pretty straight forward.
05-24-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By skillasw

1994 Marzocchi xc 500 -Steerer tube

Hi

I am wondering, in regards to the 1994 Marzocchi xc 500, and steerer tube compatibility. I want to buy these vintage shocks for a specific build which requires a 1 inch steerer tube. So I found...
05-21-18, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,994
Posted By skillasw

PM sent!

PM sent!
05-20-18, 12:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,994
Posted By skillasw

I think it's not the much different than shipping...

I think it's not the much different than shipping within the US, there might be a customs form, It shouldn't be much different in cost from Alaska. it would pass over BC anyway. I could actually have...
05-18-18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,994
Posted By skillasw

Would you ship to British Columbia?

Would you ship to British Columbia?
05-04-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 11,691
Posted By skillasw

I second that, best tires I've used. For that...

I second that, best tires I've used. For that price $160 you could almost buy 2 pairs, and they have the classic gumwall. Not mention superior performance.
05-04-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By skillasw

Found this awhile ago from a Suntour technical...

Found this awhile ago from a Suntour technical bulletin, solid info on freewheels right from the...
05-03-18, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 251,716
Posted By skillasw

My Latest Build

Just put together a few weeks ago - Mid 90's Bianchi TSX w/ Record Headset, Athena shifters, Chorus Crankset, RD, and seatpost, Centaur BB, 8 speed 'letter' cassette (something really satisfying...
05-01-18, 03:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,814
Posted By skillasw

Would you ship to Canada?

Would you ship to Canada?
Forum: Commuting
04-25-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,069
Posted By skillasw

Just stopped working this job, but my commute for...

Just stopped working this job, but my commute for 2 years was 18miles round trip loosing then gaining 400ft. Now that I'm off for a bit I try to do at least 10miles a day. I don't have car and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By skillasw

I always ride in sandals, with clips. They are...

I always ride in sandals, with clips. They are Chacos and the soles are very ridged, actually more ridged then shoes I have. They are really the only foot wear I've used for almost 20 years. In the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-25-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By skillasw

The Bianchi TSX is a far cry from the lowest of...

The Bianchi TSX is a far cry from the lowest of the low end Bianchi frames!

Anyways like I said, just fishing for information....so info on how difficult it may be is appreciated all the same,...
04-23-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 51,143
Views: 6,628,369
Posted By skillasw

Seems like a pretty good deal to me.....nice bike

Seems like a pretty good deal to me.....nice bike
Forum: Framebuilders
04-23-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By skillasw

Oh I fully agree! I would not attempt anything...

Oh I fully agree! I would not attempt anything before I thought I had the necessary skills. There is a frame building course I've been strongly considering taking here in BC (taught by Paul Brodie),...
04-23-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Posted By skillasw

Yah, they are very similar! I have Chorus RD, and...

Yah, they are very similar! I have Chorus RD, and crankset, with Athena shifters, Brakes and FD are Veloce. Omega 19 rims.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-22-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By skillasw

Thanks for all the info, I was thinking that...

Thanks for all the info, I was thinking that would be the best course of action. What type/brand of torch do you recommend, that is reasonably priced ?(mid range).
Forum: Framebuilders
04-22-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By skillasw

Ya, I did that, that was the moment I stopped...

Ya, I did that, that was the moment I stopped riding the bike because the crack is visible on the inside.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-21-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By skillasw

Headtube crack

Hello,

Just gathering all the information I can. What do you think the options are for this crack? Mid 90's Bianchi TSX frame. The crack does go through the tube. I'm thinking probably the best...
04-21-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Posted By skillasw

With Vittoria Corsa G, 23mm but measure in at...

With Vittoria Corsa G, 23mm but measure in at 24mm, Veloce monoplanners, Bianchi TSX
04-13-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,249
Posted By skillasw

This is where I got the info:...

This is where I got the info: https://www.joneakes.com/jons-fixit-database/2068-OIL-LIFT-getting-oil-off-of-anything ...
04-09-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Posted By skillasw

I never fitted 25's. I put on Vittoria Corsa G...

I never fitted 25's. I put on Vittoria Corsa G 23mm which actually measure 24.2mm. So 25mm could fit if you seat the tire a bit lower in the dropouts. The clearance to the rear brake is super tight,...
04-03-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,249
Posted By skillasw

I just pull out that number, does necessarily...

I just pull out that number, does necessarily need to be this long, with full strength spray i rinse within a minute and it works. No residue at all, seems to be water soluble, any residue is removed...
04-03-18, 03:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,249
Posted By skillasw

By far the best i've used is 'Oil Lift' and...

By far the best i've used is 'Oil Lift' and environmentally friendly (safe for oceans) solvent free degreaser. It actually breaks down the carbon chain of the oil making it biodegradable. It works...
04-01-18, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By skillasw

I was just thinking the same thing, 'what could I...

I was just thinking the same thing, 'what could I add in there, or should put a slightly bigger spacer every 2 or 3rd one'. I saw some Miche on ebay and almost went for it, but in an ideal world i...
04-01-18, 11:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By skillasw

MMM that makes sense why it took a while to setup...

MMM that makes sense why it took a while to setup and still doesn't shift 'perfect' but it works pretty good! Thanks for the info. The spacer kit you are taking about has a 1mm spacer before the...
04-01-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By skillasw

. Just a follow up, as I found a...

.

Just a follow up, as I found a solution. I purchased a new pair of Ventos, and ended up using 9 speed campy cassette cogs, with 8 speed spacers, and 1.5mm spacer at the bottom. As the gap...
03-27-18, 11:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,610
Posted By skillasw

White electrical tape. Just put a small piece...

White electrical tape. Just put a small piece over the hole, when you find it.
03-19-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By skillasw

Nice!! She's a beauty for sure! I think...

Nice!! She's a beauty for sure! I think non-celeste specialissimas are rare, you don't see many. I always like the look of a white Bianchi. I have a 87 campione d'italia that is cream (off white)...
03-19-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By skillasw

Yup! It say - 83 11, then on the other side -...

Yup! It say - 83 11, then on the other side - 843. On the bottom bracket it has - 59 for the size, then the letter -A and a star symbol, I don't know what that means.
03-19-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,862
Posted By skillasw

The first two I attempted i just couldn't open I...

The first two I attempted i just couldn't open I tried and tried, they were left outside for the good part of a decade, so I didn't let it discourage me, I've had no problems since.
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