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08-19-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By smontanaro

How to remove press fit steel pin from aluminum?

I've got a Huret Jubilee front derailleur with a cracked hinge. rustystrings61 was kind enough to donate a rusty copy so I could see if a hinge swap would be possible. I removed the bits which screw...
08-19-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By smontanaro

I created something similar a few years ago, but...

I created something similar a few years ago, but used a suitable sizes dowel or broom handle. In addition to drilling a hole for the threaded rod, I cut a pair of slots across the diameter of the...
08-18-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 51,769
Views: 6,848,401
Posted By smontanaro

57cm Maserati MT2

Seems a bit pricey, considering its condition, but includes some period-correct lightening bits. Definitely needs some love...
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08-11-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,803
Posted By smontanaro

One Mississippi, Two Mississippi...

One Mississippi, Two Mississippi...
08-11-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,803
Posted By smontanaro

Sounds like most people I know, including me. :)

Sounds like most people I know, including me. :)
08-11-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,803
Posted By smontanaro

WWES? "Neither a masher nor a spinner be."...

WWES? "Neither a masher nor a spinner be." :)
08-10-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17,589
Views: 2,726,600
Posted By smontanaro

Drillium Dude complained about no tires for...

Drillium Dude complained about no tires for $1200. Here's maybe no wheels for $1500. No 50s-60s Campagnolo parts that I can see either. OTOH, you do get turkey levers. And, on the plus side, the one...
08-10-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,882
Posted By smontanaro

Wagovan...

Wagovan (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Civic+Wagovan&t=canonical&iax=images&ia=images). We had one. Nice little car as I recall. That was years ago, though. I can't remember what I had for breakfast...
08-10-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,882
Posted By smontanaro

Particularly in this day of "we only sell trucks...

Particularly in this day of "we only sell trucks and SUVs."
08-10-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,882
Posted By smontanaro

Ellen has been on the lookout for awhile. Still...

Ellen has been on the lookout for awhile. Still no joy in Mudville.
08-10-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,882
Posted By smontanaro

I agree, though I'd reverse the order. :)

I agree, though I'd reverse the order. :)
08-09-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,898
Posted By smontanaro

Newbaum's. My guess is that I'd have had no...

Newbaum's. My guess is that I'd have had no trouble with a Giro d'Italia bar - Lee's drop, shorter reach.
08-07-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 749
Posted By smontanaro

I have the cheapest, smallest Banjo Brothers bag...

I have the cheapest, smallest Banjo Brothers bag (no map case). Not sure what model it is, but I don't see it on their site now. (It cost about $25 as I recall.) It's nice that no extra mounting...
08-06-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,898
Posted By smontanaro

Second attempt wasn't much better (maybe 1/2-inch...

Second attempt wasn't much better (maybe 1/2-inch further). Maybe this is why Giro d'Italia bars with their short reach and drop are popular? This is a Campione del Mondo bar.
08-06-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,898
Posted By smontanaro

f**k, f**k, f**k, f**k, f**k... ...

f**k, f**k, f**k, f**k, f**k...

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08-06-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17,589
Views: 2,726,600
Posted By smontanaro

I'll bet if you run at low enough pressure the...

I'll bet if you run at low enough pressure the ride from those plush rear tires would be sublime. ;)
08-05-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2,153
Views: 684,094
Posted By smontanaro

Rolled the Motobecane Grand Jubilé...

Rolled the Motobecane Grand Jubilé (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmExCX2D) out of the basement and rode it around the block today:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48467186332_67ee1b778c_c.jpg...
08-04-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2,153
Views: 684,094
Posted By smontanaro

Dang! Nice score on the De Rosa.

Dang! Nice score on the De Rosa.
08-04-19, 05:08 AM
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Views: 1,258,996
Posted By smontanaro

Swung by the Chicago Botanic Garden, one of my...

Swung by the Chicago Botanic Garden, one of my semi-regular rides.

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08-04-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 107,332
Posted By smontanaro

I've never used tape so can't comment on the...

I've never used tape so can't comment on the relative ease of changing a flat. I have had tires which the PO had taped. Small PITA to get the little leftover nubs of tape off.

As for the...
07-30-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17,589
Views: 2,726,600
Posted By smontanaro

At least the seat has been raised. It pains me to...

At least the seat has been raised. It pains me to pass someone who outgrew their bike several years ago and never raised the saddle. At full "extension" their knees might get to 90°.
07-30-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,683
Posted By smontanaro

I added a couple more pictures to the album...

I added a couple more pictures to the album (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmExCX2D). The first shows the difference in beefiness between the Nuovo Record and Jubilee derailleurs around the hinge.
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07-29-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,683
Posted By smontanaro

Good idea, but if I was to (for instance), find a...

Good idea, but if I was to (for instance), find a suitable candidate on eBay, I'd have to purchase it, test it, then quite possibly ask for a refund. That would be kind of a PITA. Even if it passed...
07-29-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,683
Posted By smontanaro

No doubt. I didn't have a known French diameter...

No doubt. I didn't have a known French diameter front derailleur, and the Vx clamp doesn't come close to bottoming out. Also, it didn't show any gaps between the clamp and the seat tube. I think it...
07-29-19, 04:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,683
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks for the responses. I imagine it was...

Thanks for the responses. I imagine it was probably already cracked when I removed it and that it had only maintained its integrity out of habit. Replacements aren't unobtainium (looks like $70-$100...
07-28-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14,009
Views: 1,258,996
Posted By smontanaro

Nope, had no idea to look for it. We (there were...

Nope, had no idea to look for it. We (there were four of us) just turned at 176 and then back south into Lake Forest for a quick stop at Caputo's. I was just following the leader...
07-28-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,683
Posted By smontanaro

I'm guessing this isn't repairable... :(

I've been slowly working on this Motobecane Grand Jubilé. (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmExCX2D)
I needed to move the front derailleur down because I bought some new chainrings. It came to me with 52/42...
07-28-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By smontanaro

It occurred to me this morning I should probably...

It occurred to me this morning I should probably have explicitly referred people to the descriptions of many of the album's pictures for my assessment of completeness and condition.
07-28-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 14,009
Views: 1,258,996
Posted By smontanaro

^ Does that make it a Frankenstem? ;) I rode...

^ Does that make it a Frankenstem? ;)

I rode as far north as Lake Bluff yesterday as well, though it's a bit closer for me. More like 44 miles. Still, it was hot and I was fairly well wiped out...
07-27-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5,403
Views: 420,484
Posted By smontanaro

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1179526-small-bits-fs-mostly-campy-nothing-too-exciting.html
07-27-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By smontanaro

Small bits FS, mostly Campy, nothing too exciting

Flickr Album: Small bits FS, mostly Campy (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmFxswzE)

​Note that shipping is not included in the prices. ​I will ship at cost. ​With any luck, people will buy multiple items,...
07-27-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,598
Posted By smontanaro

As I recall, my Schwinn's rear triangle started...

As I recall, my Schwinn's rear triangle started at 110mm. Up front I just laced a new rim to the existing hub (no drum or dyno there, MAFAC Racer for stoppage and pedestrian alerting), so it remains...
07-27-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,598
Posted By smontanaro

Amolj78 welcome to BF C&V... I have a...

Amolj78 welcome to BF C&V...

I have a mid-70s Schwinn Speedster with a more modern SA XRD3 rear drum hub. I had to spread the rear triangle to fit the hub's 120mm OLD. I don't know about the other...
07-26-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,101
Posted By smontanaro

Very hard to quarrel with the subject.

Very hard to quarrel with the subject.
07-26-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5,403
Views: 420,484
Posted By smontanaro

Buncha stuff the past few days: TA Pro 5...

Buncha stuff the past few days:

TA Pro 5 Vis 46&32T chainrings
Jagwire Teflon-coated shift cables (unfortunately I ordered brake cables :()
Box of Campy bits, most of which I don't need and...
07-26-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By smontanaro

Cool, thanks. Now for a bit of calculation...

Cool, thanks. Now for a bit of calculation followed by a bit of wrenching. :)
07-26-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By smontanaro

Shimano MF-7400 x 3 & MF-6208 - mix 'n match possible?

I have three Dura-Ace MF-7400 freewheels, one which is six-speed and has a range which looks reasonable (24- or 26-T big cog, not in front of me ATM). Two are seven-speeds and more corncob-ish. I...
07-25-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5,403
Views: 420,484
Posted By smontanaro

noglider (et al) I've never been at any...

noglider (et al) I've never been at any particular risk of heart disease either (though there's that pesky "family history" thing), though my LDL jumped at my last physical. Then he told me to get a...
07-25-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5,403
Views: 420,484
Posted By smontanaro

My doc is bugging me to start taking a statin...

My doc is bugging me to start taking a statin (been bugging me off-and-on for about ten years). I figured a bit more self-quantification couldn't be a bad thing here and went ahead and purchased a...
07-25-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13,498
Views: 2,712,879
Posted By smontanaro

Come on now! Admit that you and your sibs begged...

Come on now! Admit that you and your sibs begged your dad to take you. ;)
07-24-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13,498
Views: 2,712,879
Posted By smontanaro

Cool. Unless the drivetrain is trashed, your son...

Cool. Unless the drivetrain is trashed, your son will be able to make a few bucks on the deal selling them here or on eBay. I just lucked into one of them as well. Every bit of the drivetrain -...
07-23-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,574
Posted By smontanaro

I was confused reading the comments in the email...

I was confused reading the comments in the email sent to me (no pix). What are illustrated in SamSpade1941's post aren't cable ends but ferrules (housing ferrules, I suppose to be totally pedantic)....
07-23-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,168
Posted By smontanaro

If the '74 catalog isn't already available...

If the '74 catalog isn't already available online, I can host it on my Flickr site or Old Classic Rendezvous Archive (http://www.smontanaro.net). I'll even scan it if you don't mind being without it...
07-22-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By smontanaro

Interesting. There clearly must have been a...

Interesting. There clearly must have been a transition period from Simplex to Campagnolo gear and dropouts. I have s/n 104060 (https://www.flickr.com/gp/49705339@N00/E12F0y) which has Simplex...
07-22-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,574
Posted By smontanaro

I've used Jagwire Teflon-coated brake cables when...

I've used Jagwire Teflon-coated brake cables when using unlined (vintage) brake cable housing. I'm sure there's no problem with their housing and shift cables. I tend to just grind down Shimano-sized...
07-21-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,168
Posted By smontanaro

You might try the Wayback Machine...

You might try the Wayback Machine (www.archive.org) to see if it has snapshots of the old site.
07-21-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13,498
Views: 2,712,879
Posted By smontanaro

Apparently their sensors don't use regular...

Apparently their sensors don't use regular expressions so can't detect word boundaries. Imagine trying to search for the brand. Aren't we all supposed to be adults here?
07-20-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,859
Posted By smontanaro

My two faves: Specialized Touring...

My two faves:


Specialized Touring Pedals, nice platform, prettiest pedals ever. I've got a couple pair and would be happy to relieve you of a set if you've got one just languishing. From...
07-19-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5,403
Views: 420,484
Posted By smontanaro

J.A. Stein TA crank removal tool.

J.A. Stein TA crank removal tool.
07-19-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By smontanaro

I bought a set of brakes like these a few years...

I bought a set of brakes like these a few years ago and asked over on Classic Rendezvous (https://groups.google.com/d/topic/classic-rendezvous-lightweight-vintage-bicycles/4v7F7HXDTdY/discussion). I...
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