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08-18-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By cudak888

Wipe the coffee off the monitor from spewing it...

Wipe the coffee off the monitor from spewing it out constantly at every new unbelievable C&V find ;)

-Kurt
08-18-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By cudak888

Seems to be a Gios Compact from the downtube. A...

Seems to be a Gios Compact from the downtube. A nearly identical (but inboard) dropout system to this is used on the current Jump e-bikes, believe it or not.

-Kurt
08-16-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,106
Posted By cudak888

No, no, everything's fine, and please don't look...

No, no, everything's fine, and please don't look for the vintage dot matrix printer :roflmao2:

These questions come up on occasion; more often than not, the owner blows up at us when they discover...
08-16-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,106
Posted By cudak888

It's a mass produced reproduction that didn't...

It's a mass produced reproduction that didn't sell well when it was new in the first place. It had to compete with many contemporary beach cruisers, and for most buyers, the period look was not worth...
08-15-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By cudak888

Saving three kids' lugged steel track bikes!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x845/andante_007_48f76860937553eac0014c543001f8219281190a.jpg

Some of you already had a chance to see my thread where I visited...
08-14-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By cudak888

I've had two. Both 1982 models. The first...

I've had two. Both 1982 models.

The first one was a mint one in orange.

The second has been subject to heresey, including - apparently - a trip to the framebuilder for some shifter braze-ons,...
08-14-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,115
Posted By cudak888

Love to see the community coming together on...

Love to see the community coming together on this. Could have used this archive a few times over the last few months (!)

-Kurt
08-13-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,115
Posted By cudak888

I'll have your disrespectful little self know...

I'll have your disrespectful little self know that I was involved in facilitating a very special Fuji for Nick Ozerov, the man who owns and supplied a good number of the bicycles that Scott...
08-12-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By cudak888

Always a good idea to do the straightedge check,...

Always a good idea to do the straightedge check, but it looks as if the bent fork appearance may be from the lens distortion, especially where the fork is in the framing of the OP's new picture.

I...
08-11-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,321
Posted By cudak888

It's been done somewhere, I'm sure of that, even...

It's been done somewhere, I'm sure of that, even if it never made the internet. My memory also faintly remembers coming across a few ISO 597 Schwinns with wheel swaps. At least one probably was a...
08-11-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,878
Posted By cudak888

Indications of a crash would have actually been a...

Indications of a crash would have actually been a bit more relaxing - crash damage means it was right once and thus can be righted. Conversely, something that looks that minty but off that much makes...
08-11-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By cudak888

Here's what happened - and in response to your...

Here's what happened - and in response to your PM, I might have misled you as I thought you were asking about the 650C-sized bikes:

What you see are about 20 ~48cm 700C kids-sized, lugged steel...
08-10-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,877
Posted By cudak888

So basically the same as most other internet...

So basically the same as most other internet articles from a relatively well-known internet-based news sources.

-Kurt
08-09-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 118,268
Posted By cudak888

I have an unusual ISO list, and it's not for me...

I have an unusual ISO list, and it's not for me (well, not the end user anyway...the journey is my thing though!). I don't usually mention it, but I currently work at a university-based non-profit...
08-09-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,449
Posted By cudak888

Must be named for the amount of mass that it...

Must be named for the amount of mass that it carries downhill.

Are those EA3-sized wheels?

-Kurt
08-08-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,086
Posted By cudak888

Grind a slight V in the crack and TIG. Cold set...

Grind a slight V in the crack and TIG.
Cold set it way it was supposed to be.
Touch up the minimally invasive TIG repair.
Ride.

-Kurt
08-08-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,272
Posted By cudak888

Early ones were Zeus or Simplex. Then they went...

Early ones were Zeus or Simplex. Then they went to the bog-standard stamped drop of the Super Course and everything below it.

It probably streamlined production so they could produce all-531...
08-08-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By cudak888

I really haven't had a chance to see (or...

I really haven't had a chance to see (or memorize) enough catalogs, but this might be a Bottecchia Special. Deferring to those who know better.

-Kurt
08-07-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,115
Posted By cudak888

FYI, Scott, the domain with a dash is available;...

FYI, Scott, the domain with a dash is available; you might want to get it before anyone else tries it.

-Kurt
08-06-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,321
Posted By cudak888

Legend has it that Dr. Bronner went down the same...

Legend has it that Dr. Bronner went down the same path of no return.

(Sorry if the content reads P&R'ish; it's the execution of the copy that I'm lampooning)....
08-06-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,878
Posted By cudak888

DD, I've been lurking in this thread since you...

DD, I've been lurking in this thread since you started it, but just had to chime in with my appreciation here. It's really coming out beautiful (and just the right level of "over the...
08-05-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 940
Posted By cudak888

Yes, he did. -Kurt

Yes, he did.

-Kurt
08-04-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By cudak888

Nope, I don't give them the courtesy of being...

Nope, I don't give them the courtesy of being asked.

"STAY IN THE SHED AND BE A GOOD BICYCLE! DO NOT RUST!"

-Kurt
08-03-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 956
Posted By cudak888

I started mounting up the Super Record last...

I started mounting up the Super Record last weekend, but had to stop for lack of a post-CPSC English Campagnolo Nuovo Record BB (the donor bike has an Italian BB). Nevertheless, it fit the '78 frame...
08-03-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By cudak888

Found a 1980's Roberts at the co-op...and a bunch of kids' track bikes

Today marked another weekend of bike shop hopping, including a trip to the local co-op, where I found this Roberts:
...
08-03-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By cudak888

For all the hullabaloo over Record cranks...

For all the hullabaloo over Record cranks cracking at the sharp transition between the spider and the arm (yes, they do crack, and chances are your set is too). I can't recall anyone here ever...
08-02-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,321
Posted By cudak888

Yep, all that electroforging tends to have an...

Yep, all that electroforging tends to have an EFFECT on SOME PEOPLE.

-Kurt
08-02-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By cudak888

I've had my fill of all-French stuff. Every...

I've had my fill of all-French stuff. Every single time, a disappointment. That includes my one-off Peugeot PY10 show bike, which was the bike that convinced me that French is not for me.

That's...
08-01-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,165
Posted By cudak888

Its a faux pas to park any selectable chainring...

Its a faux pas to park any selectable chainring bike in the city. IGH, baby!

;)

-Kurt
08-01-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,115
Posted By cudak888

There's no formal process, unfortunately. At...

There's no formal process, unfortunately. At best, you can try bidding for it when it truly expires (do a Google search on buying expired domain names), but there's a good chance pricing may get out...
08-01-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,115
Posted By cudak888

I'm just going to leave this Nervex Professional...

I'm just going to leave this Nervex Professional goodness here...which so happens to be finished better than 99% of the Nervex Pros on any other production bike from a huge manufacturer.
...
08-01-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,115
Posted By cudak888

Said by someone who has obviously never set eyes...

Said by someone who has obviously never set eyes on a Fuji Professional.

Kindly don't be close-minded or disrespectful.

-Kurt
08-01-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 851
Posted By cudak888

I'll take a bet that the only thing original to...

I'll take a bet that the only thing original to the bike is the TA Pro 5 Vis crankset, and maybe not even that.

I know the deck is stacked heavily in favor of this thing being French, but I'd like...
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By cudak888

Love the name. And it's cheaper than maintaining...

Love the name. And it's cheaper than maintaining the '55 Chevy version.

-Kurt
07-30-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,115
Posted By cudak888

Does anyone have the content archived? I'm...

Does anyone have the content archived?

I'm not really in a position to offer an archive yet on The Headbadge since the replacement site is still in development (mainly as I'm waiting for spare...
07-29-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,669
Posted By cudak888

Probably cracked before you put it on - I've been...

Probably cracked before you put it on - I've been able to confirm some of those failures with pre-build photos.

You're better off with the Vx. The Jubilee shifts like crap and won't look good over...
07-27-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,096
Posted By cudak888

One giant leap for Robbiekind. -Kurt

One giant leap for Robbiekind.

-Kurt
07-27-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,073
Posted By cudak888

Good rule of thumb: Avoid folding Kevlar beads on...

Good rule of thumb: Avoid folding Kevlar beads on straight-wall rims and don't go over 75PSI. Stick within those parameters and you should be able to mount most anything available.

-Kurt
07-27-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,096
Posted By cudak888

Not at all. The drug dealers in Miami have...

Not at all. The drug dealers in Miami have stopped selling cocaine because you've made Miami Vice Centurions more profitable.

-Kurt
07-27-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 956
Posted By cudak888

Some new components arriveth. For better or...

Some new components arriveth. For better or worse, the BB and headset are Italian, and the seatpost is 26.8mm, but that only means that Iíll have a few future trades to make.

The Super Record...
07-26-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,096
Posted By cudak888

That he is. Three cheers for Robbie. Wait,...

That he is. Three cheers for Robbie.

Wait, make that three beers.

-Kurt
07-23-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,583
Posted By cudak888

Great example of how one market can be vastly...

Great example of how one market can be vastly different than another. I never ever had luck with a single person on FB Marketplace. Complete flake zone here.

-Kurt
07-22-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By cudak888

If it deserves the best, put Sugino on it. Anyone...

If it deserves the best, put Sugino on it. Anyone in the know should rightfully scoff at the Campy binders, which - if I'm not mistaken - are still made today and are just as inferior as they always...
07-21-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By cudak888

They're in the J&B catalog, problem is that one...

They're in the J&B catalog, problem is that one has to keep a supply of them, just in case. The Chinese ones I was picking up about 10 years ago (with slightly domed heads) are excellent; haven't had...
07-18-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,393
Posted By cudak888

^ Pretty much this. The hubs came as no-Record...

^
Pretty much this. The hubs came as no-Record and Record. TI-axled SR hubs are a legend that's debatable only because they were cataloged - but if any Campagnolo stamped axles were actually made,...
07-18-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,159
Posted By cudak888

Neither of the two I posted failed (the...

Neither of the two I posted failed (the Competition - though one of the roughest frames I've ever seen, was not about ready to split apart), though the champagne International you see here did have a...
07-17-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,393
Posted By cudak888

There was a time when I argued that this broken...

There was a time when I argued that this broken 26tpi TI axle was probably Campag SR: https://www.bikeforums.net/11549547-post42.html
...
07-17-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,159
Posted By cudak888

Just leaving some old pictures of horrible...

Just leaving some old pictures of horrible Raleigh craftsmanship in an old thread about horrible Raleigh craftsmanship.

...
07-17-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,799
Posted By cudak888

I've never worked on any of the old W-series, but...

I've never worked on any of the old W-series, but judging from your description, that sounds like the UCA pivot bolt installation, am I right? Sounds like fun...not :roflmao:

It reminds me that...
07-17-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,799
Posted By cudak888

"Sesquilaminate construction with Rustoleum...

"Sesquilaminate construction with Rustoleum finish. It's the best...or nothing."

-Kurt
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