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10-21-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 981
Posted By gearbasher

My PVCs go away when I'm exercising. They occur...

My PVCs go away when I'm exercising. They occur when I'm resting. If they start happening and I get up and walk around, the PVCs stop. My Cardiologist noticed this during a stress test and said it...
10-21-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 981
Posted By gearbasher

I've never used a heart rate monitor (45 years of...

I've never used a heart rate monitor (45 years of riding). I have PVC's and two leaking valves (heart not presta). Been through two echo stress tests and have worn a Holter monitor twice. I still...
10-20-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,813
Posted By gearbasher

I've sold a bunch of stuff on ebay and if I'm not...

I've sold a bunch of stuff on ebay and if I'm not 100% sure of something I will state that fact in my description and ask (in my description) for input from anyone with better knowledge. Then I will...
10-17-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,349
Posted By gearbasher

I had a friend whose bike was stolen. About two...

I had a friend whose bike was stolen. About two weeks after, he sees a guy waiting at a stop light with his bike. He runs over, grabs the bars, and tells the guy that it's his bike and either walk...
10-05-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,336
Posted By gearbasher

1980 Motobecane Grand Jubilee ...Full bike 1983...

1980 Motobecane Grand Jubilee ...Full bike
1983 Guerciotti SL ...frameset

Both died in front end collisions.
10-04-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By gearbasher

Campagnolo has user manuals and parts catalogs...

Campagnolo has user manuals and parts catalogs going back to '94

https://www.campagnolo.com/US/en/Support/support#documentation
10-01-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,831
Posted By gearbasher

Recently, I parked my '60 Volvo and a car stopped...

Recently, I parked my '60 Volvo and a car stopped as I was getting out. The driver asked if he can take some photos of my car. I told him it was no problem. He pulled out a film camera and proceeded...
10-01-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 27,496
Posted By gearbasher

Weather was beautiful this September. I rode 29...

Weather was beautiful this September. I rode 29 out of the 30 days. 1,394 miles. Brings my YTD (including Oct. 1) to 9,992 miles.
10-01-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,831
Posted By gearbasher

If you're in the market for an inexpensive...

If you're in the market for an inexpensive digital camera, check out the Sony - DSC-W800. 20.1mp and very small. About the size of a deck of playing cards. Easily fits in a jersey pocket.
09-28-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 153,170
Posted By gearbasher

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/634x982/article_2613902_1d5eefcc00000578_221_634x982_8da5330090efa35e350d382be6729ff817283b32.jpg
09-25-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 142,164
Posted By gearbasher

I have both a VAR and a Cyclus head tube...

I have both a VAR and a Cyclus head tube facer/reamer. The Cyclus' cone fits the VAR perfectly. In fact it fits the VAR's shaft better than it's own. If you get desperate, Cyclus cones are available...
09-11-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By gearbasher

According to campy's spare parts manuals for 1994...

According to campy's spare parts manuals for 1994 & 1995.

https://www.campagnolo.com/media/files/035_198_Catalogue_spare%20parts_tools_Campagnolo_1994_part_C.pdf
...
09-05-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By gearbasher

I own two TSX bikes (Maza and Guerciotti). Both...

I own two TSX bikes (Maza and Guerciotti). Both are 27.2. But I would verify before purchasing a post.
09-03-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 39,864
Posted By gearbasher

I have no picture, so I guess it didn't happen. ...

I have no picture, so I guess it didn't happen.

Let me start by saying, I average about 13,000 miles a year on a bike and live in NY. So, I pretty much have seen everything. From knife fights to...
09-03-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 27,496
Posted By gearbasher

1236 for Aug. YTD 8551

1236 for Aug.

YTD 8551
08-28-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,114
Posted By gearbasher

I have a Moser with Moser dropouts. The holes are...

I have a Moser with Moser dropouts. The holes are not threaded. There is a c-shaped insert that is threaded and goes inside the dropout. The spring has to be on the outside for this to work properly....
08-28-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By gearbasher

My theory for PRX being rare is that it was...

My theory for PRX being rare is that it was introduced at a time when steel was going out of style.
08-27-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By gearbasher

Here's a chart with a little PRX info. ...

Here's a chart with a little PRX info.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1602x449/scan0001_b342d3a0483d35bf689ff6c27de1c132ced21da1.jpg

I own two Guerciottis. one PRX and the...
08-19-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,892
Posted By gearbasher

I've seen two bottom bracket shells that cracked...

I've seen two bottom bracket shells that cracked completely around the seat tube lug. So, you might want to inspect it.

A friend had the seat stay on his Masi re-brazed to the seat cluster and a...
08-18-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,548
Posted By gearbasher

I got into pocket watch repair. I was getting...

I got into pocket watch repair. I was getting pretty good at it. Then I lost my spare bedroom (best natural light in my house) that I used to work on the watches. So, that hobby is on hold.
08-02-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 27,496
Posted By gearbasher

July 1235 YTD 7408

July 1235
YTD 7408
07-25-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,396
Posted By gearbasher

A $3.00 patch kit equals $30.00 in tubes, less...

A $3.00 patch kit equals $30.00 in tubes, less crap in landfills and, I'm no expert, the manufacturing aspect isn't that great for the environment. So, what's the downside to patching? The 5 minutes...
07-24-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,396
Posted By gearbasher

If you want to talk about time. I carry a spare...

If you want to talk about time. I carry a spare tube (no patches). I get a flat, I put the spare tube in. I get home, I remove it and put a patched tube in. I figure: why not puncture an already...
07-24-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By gearbasher

A little help: ...

A little help:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/wsm1tbe_22ae731e4ab888ee289b0c4096b6c25fa802b93c.jpg
07-20-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By gearbasher

I'm currently storing my spare frames with other...

I'm currently storing my spare frames with other people. AKA selling them off.
07-14-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By gearbasher

I had a Brooks Select and put several 1000 miles...

I had a Brooks Select and put several 1000 miles on it and it was still rock hard. I soaked the thing in neat's foot oil for a day and all that did was cause the saddle to leech oil for weeks. It...
07-06-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By gearbasher

Never did, but you don't have to. I saved the...

Never did, but you don't have to. I saved the shaft part of the post. I use it to test 27.2 frames before I put a new post in. Here's a picture of the plug from the top. I never messed with it. So,...
07-06-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By gearbasher

I had a first generation (purchased new) that...

I had a first generation (purchased new) that came with the red plastic plug. Word of warning: The lower part of the saddle clamp on the first generation ones are known to crack. These are the ones...
07-05-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 153,170
Posted By gearbasher

Creedence ...

Creedence

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/622x507/6e3dd5fcf2ca67fb3482d2180370ca76_6460152dfcc926e0f6482e9a677facc863d3f75f.jpg
07-02-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By gearbasher

I'll toss in Campy's recommendation, which is a...

I'll toss in Campy's recommendation, which is a variation of all the above variations. Install the DS first and tighten it until it's just snug. Install the NDS and tighten it until it's just snug....
07-01-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By gearbasher

Thank You.

Thank You.
07-01-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By gearbasher

Campy down tube indexed shifter questions.

Hey. I've had these shift levers since the mid 90s and haven't used them for the past 15 years. I'm gonna sell them on the famous auction site but I have a few questions. I believe they are 7 speed...
06-28-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By gearbasher

I once had a KMC link that wouldn't close. I...

I once had a KMC link that wouldn't close. I tried everything. Got so peed-off, I emailed KMC. They asked me to send them the link. I did and they sent a new one back to me.
06-26-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,289
Posted By gearbasher

My nose is so big I can't shoot "snot rockets"....

My nose is so big I can't shoot "snot rockets". Kinda like trying to put a .22 through a 12 gauge. So, I ride no hands to use a handkerchief and clear the "air filters. I also ride no hands to remove...
06-09-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By gearbasher

The OP's photo look as if they ran out of spokes...

The OP's photo look as if they ran out of spokes and used clothes' hangers.
06-03-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,108
Posted By gearbasher

If it's any consolation, I've noticed the left...

If it's any consolation, I've noticed the left front and right rear brake pads on all my bikes tend to wear faster. Seems like the same condition your experiencing. Though I've never worn out a rim...
06-01-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,971
Posted By gearbasher

Whenever I'm working on the crankset, I angle the...

Whenever I'm working on the crankset, I angle the wrench so I can grab the crank arm and the wrench with both hands and squeeze. Always breaks easily and no chance of mangling anything.
05-26-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By gearbasher

Funny this came up. I was going through my parts...

Funny this came up. I was going through my parts stash and found 5 Campy bolts and 6 washers.
05-12-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By gearbasher

According to the first user's review, he...

According to the first user's review, he measured 10.1 mm.
05-12-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By gearbasher

https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Derailleur-Pulley-P...

https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Derailleur-Pulley-Pair-fits/dp/B00367370Y/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=shimano+jockey+wheels&qid=1557662984&s=gateway&sr=8-6
05-08-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By gearbasher

I'll be the "Devil's Advocate"...every frame I've...

I'll be the "Devil's Advocate"...every frame I've ever owned had a braze-on FD tab. I run 50t large chain rings, exclusively. Never had a problem with getting it to shift properly. My Masi once threw...
05-04-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,819
Posted By gearbasher

I've retired 5 steel frames, so far. All due to...

I've retired 5 steel frames, so far. All due to accidents (two of those almost retired me). Probably, they all could have been repaired. But, they lived, they died, they were buried. I have one TSX...
04-25-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 936
Posted By gearbasher

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the C-Record BB used 11 7/32" balls. The Record Pista used 14 3/16".

Have we established the OP is using a C Record Crank set (or the same era lower tiered...
04-24-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By gearbasher

Sorry, but that's all I have.

Sorry, but that's all I have.
04-23-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By gearbasher

Guerciotti also used PRX tubing in the late 90's....

Guerciotti also used PRX tubing in the late 90's. It also has rifling. The purple Guerciotti in the link you posted is definitely PRX. I have the same frame (actually rode it today) See these forum...
04-23-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,234
Posted By gearbasher

I use Park grease because when a bike shop near...

I use Park grease because when a bike shop near me (that catered to deliverymen and low end family bikes) went out of business, they gave me two tubs of the stuff. I have enough to last me until I...
04-19-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 674
Posted By gearbasher

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1258x942/dsc04382_19dd06a57b87902567ab5bf242b8fb54bf1dec9c.jpg
03-26-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,332
Posted By gearbasher

I've only used Silcas since the early 80s. To...

I've only used Silcas since the early 80s. To inflate, I remove the wheel, hold the wheel off the ground with the valve, chest high, at the 12 o'clock position and I pump it this way. Usually there...
03-26-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By gearbasher

Something like this? ...

Something like this? https://hollandbikeshop.com/en-gb/bicycle-tools-maintenance/bicycle-tools/bicycle-chain-tools/chain-rivet-extractor/cyclus-chain-tool-pliers/
...
03-18-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,608
Posted By gearbasher

Here's a Calvin and Hobbes plus a couple more: ...

Here's a Calvin and Hobbes plus a couple more:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1329x896/calvin_hobbs_9c4a3f7c3ab75b1d565f4eebbeb4ba805bb71113.jpg...
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