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Posted By obrentharris

Seaside, California is right next to the ocean...

Seaside, California is right next to the ocean and is very prone to a strong wind from the west that blows the salt spray onto anything left outdoors. There is a very good chance that the rust is...
09-17-20, 06:13 PM
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Views: 96,253
Posted By obrentharris

Rock n Road with Beckman bags, a dream tourer! ...

Rock n Road with Beckman bags, a dream tourer!
Brent
09-14-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,416
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tand...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-LCd853F/0/e3f5b264/XL/_DSC2338-XL.jpg

Given the apparent years of neglect I was pleasantly surprised when the seatpost came right out. The...
09-13-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By obrentharris

I'll take the Universals. PM on its way. Brent

I'll take the Universals.
PM on its way.
Brent
09-10-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,190
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks again! Brent

Thanks again!
Brent
09-10-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By obrentharris

Great idea Van. I agree with you that you need...

Great idea Van. I agree with you that you need to find a cleaner cutting method.
Another Universal option; forum member iab has made some very nice reproductions of the Vittoria hoods which I...
09-09-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,190
Posted By obrentharris

Another question for the Campagnolo cognoscenti: ...

Another question for the Campagnolo cognoscenti:
When did the 1010/1 dropout, as seen on this bike, first appear? Velo Base gives a rough date of "1960's - 1970's" but the 56 mm head badge and the...
09-09-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By obrentharris

Toenails are growing out. Maybe a thin...

Toenails are growing out.
Maybe a thin champagne colored stripe at the cuticle so the new bike doesn't feel left out.
Brent
09-09-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 190,646
Posted By obrentharris

One way of doing this is to contact a bike shop...

One way of doing this is to contact a bike shop that is local to the seller and pay them to box the bike and send it via bikeflights or shipbike. Then all the seller has to do is drop the bike at...
09-07-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16,073
Views: 1,667,907
Posted By obrentharris

Morning ride yesterday in an effort to avoid the...

Morning ride yesterday in an effort to avoid the worst of our current heat wave. 60 degrees f. when I left at 8AM. It was 90 degrees when I returned home 48 miles and 3 1/2 hours later.
You can see...
09-07-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,416
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks Neal! Brent

Thanks Neal!
Brent
09-07-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,416
Posted By obrentharris

I thought I was going to have to sit this one...

I thought I was going to have to sit this one out. But yesterday a friend out on a bike ride, texted me this photo with the message "It's free."
...
09-06-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 783
Posted By obrentharris

Motobecane LeChampion ...

Motobecane LeChampion

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-mZRgTrc/0/816c3413/XL/IMG_0124-XL.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-Z4DZJnQ/0/d5449a24/XL/IMG_0227-XL.jpg
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09-03-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By obrentharris

I have Paragon Machine Works blocks. Very nice...

I have Paragon Machine Works blocks. Very nice quality.
Some people make their own out of a block of hardwood, using a hole saw of the correct diameter for the bore and a thin kerf saw (bandsaw) to...
09-03-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,190
Posted By obrentharris

Ahh. Thanks. I found that one, didn't realize...

Ahh. Thanks.
I found that one, didn't realize they were one and the same.
Brent
09-02-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,190
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks Jim. I have now spent a few enjoyable...

Thanks Jim.
I have now spent a few enjoyable hours on that site.
Brent
09-02-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,190
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks Iab. The bike somehow found its way to...

Thanks Iab. The bike somehow found its way to Santa Cruz so it certainly could be from Spence Wolfe's shop. Where do I find Spence Wolfe's registry? My rudimentary internet search skills have...
09-02-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks Mark! Deep in the recesses of my tool...

Thanks Mark!
Deep in the recesses of my tool box are some old Craftsman ignition wrenches. Hopefully there is one as large as 11mm.
Your hybrid derailleur has given me yet another reason to find a...
09-02-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,190
Posted By obrentharris

Badge height is 56.22mm. Distance between hole...

Badge height is 56.22mm. Distance between hole centers, measured in a straight line, is 32.74mm.
Brent
09-02-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,190
Posted By obrentharris

I've made the image lighter here . Looks more...

I've made the image lighter here . Looks more like the slot fell victim to an errant hacksaw or sawzall, probably wielded by the same previous owner in an attempt to remove the seatpost.
...
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Views: 1,249
Posted By obrentharris

Is the logo on top of the fork crown a bicycle...

Is the logo on top of the fork crown a bicycle wheel? There was another manufacturer by the name of DeRosa who used a wheel for their logo. Give us a clear photo of the logo on the top of the fork...
09-02-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Posted By obrentharris

Another issue with the steel pulleys. The cones...

Another issue with the steel pulleys. The cones tighten up quite a bit when the pulley bolts are tightened. A pulley that spins nicely when out of the cage can stiffen to the point that it doesn't...
09-02-20, 08:29 AM
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Views: 488
Posted By obrentharris

Randy, your post provided the nudge I needed to...

Randy, your post provided the nudge I needed to update my Gran Sport pulley thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1207769-gran-sport-pulley-question.html). You might want to look at my...
09-02-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By obrentharris

Here is a partial answer to my questions : See...

Here is a partial answer to my questions :
See the two little nubs cast into the cage plate right next to the holes for the pulley bolts? Those little nubs fit very nicely into the grooves in the...
09-02-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,190
Posted By obrentharris

You've accumulated so much information in there...

You've accumulated so much information in there over the years, it's no wonder a wrong bit comes tumbling out unbidden once in a while!

Brent
09-01-20, 09:05 PM
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Views: 1,190
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks again! Did you mean the 1010/1 dropouts?...

Thanks again!
Did you mean the 1010/1 dropouts?
Brent
09-01-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,190
Posted By obrentharris

Thank you! Inspired by your comment I went...

Thank you!

Inspired by your comment I went searching online for photos of Cinelli forks. Sure enough, I couldn't find another Cinelli fork matching this one. So it's probably safe to lay to rest...
09-01-20, 08:32 PM
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Views: 1,190
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks! I think the headbadge is just under...

Thanks!
I think the headbadge is just under 55mm but I'll double check tomorrow.
Brent
09-01-20, 05:45 PM
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Views: 532
Posted By obrentharris

Talbots Toyland, later Talbots Cyclery, was the...

Talbots Toyland, later Talbots Cyclery, was the DeRosa dealer for the area when I was drooling over such bikes in the early seventies.
The green bike in the craigslist add does indeed sport their...
09-01-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,060
Posted By obrentharris

Let me add another dimension to our discussion. ...

Let me add another dimension to our discussion. It's not just weather and terrain that make our rides different. It's also our personal history.
My first 50 mile ride was in 1965. I've been...
09-01-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,190
Posted By obrentharris

I should have mentioned that the owner of this...

I should have mentioned that the owner of this frame is a framebuilder with over 40 years of experience, so replacing a seat tube is not beyond him.
Brent
08-31-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,190
Posted By obrentharris

A couple more photos. ...

A couple more photos.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-VffDzKJ/0/12b8bf3c/XL/IMG_0129-XL.jpg
...
08-31-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,190
Posted By obrentharris

Cinelli Restoration - What Have We Here?

A friend of mine is restoring this old Cinelli. We would appreciate any information you can provide regarding its provenance.
...
08-31-20, 07:24 PM
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Posted By obrentharris

TIG welded, not fillet brazed. Brent

TIG welded, not fillet brazed.
Brent
08-29-20, 09:30 PM
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Views: 1,721
Posted By obrentharris

Jimmy Walthour? Brent

Jimmy Walthour?

Brent
08-29-20, 09:02 PM
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Views: 493
Posted By obrentharris

I'm having a difficult time believing this hasn't...

I'm having a difficult time believing this hasn't sold yet.

Props for the Wilton vise, tattered photo of a bay window bus, and a special tray just for beer caps!
Brent
08-29-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By obrentharris

See this recent thread for a discussion of the...

See this recent thread for a discussion of the same. Seems this was somewhat common.
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1206399-1950s-frame-waiting-build.html

Brent
08-26-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 164,414
Posted By obrentharris

My consolations for your bad day! Air will...

My consolations for your bad day!
Air will often come out around the valve even if the hole is elsewhere, path of least resistance. Although a tire that pulls off the rim while riding can cause the...
08-25-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16,073
Views: 1,667,907
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks James! So far we're doing okay. Brent

Thanks James!
So far we're doing okay.
Brent
08-24-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,137
Posted By obrentharris

Juvela, Could you please share with us those...

Juvela,
Could you please share with us those differences between the two makers?
Brent
08-24-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,178
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-4zxZ...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-4zxZC7x/0/cf1a5967/XL/IMG_0304-XL.jpg
Motobecane Le Champion


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-QWT3vgx/0/40ef9575/XL/IMG_0436-XL.jpg...
08-24-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16,073
Views: 1,667,907
Posted By obrentharris

No riding for me. This is what it looks like at...

No riding for me.
This is what it looks like at my house. About 3 miles through the smoke in the photo is a beautiful forested ridge. Just the other side of that ridge is the Woodward Fire in the...
08-23-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By obrentharris

By current standards that would be considered an...

By current standards that would be considered an "older narrow rim."
Brent
08-23-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,272
Posted By obrentharris

I agree with TenGrainBread. Try the AC post as...

I agree with TenGrainBread.
Try the AC post as is before deciding to go all black. You already have some silver accents in the derailleurs, the brake lever drillium, and and the chainring drillium....
08-23-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By obrentharris

Here's what Silca has to say about it on their...

Here's what Silca has to say about it on their website:
"Optimized for tires measuring: 24-30MM (Tires marked 22-28mm when used on wide rims, or tires marked 24-30mm used on older narrow rims)"...
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By obrentharris

Carl, I'm sorry no one has yet replied to your...

Carl,
I'm sorry no one has yet replied to your thread. I am not an expert on post-war English frames but I know that Ephgrave was a respected builder. If the paint is original and not too beat up...
08-23-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,272
Posted By obrentharris

Beautiful bike! I like the black-on-pink theme....

Beautiful bike!
I like the black-on-pink theme.
Brent
08-22-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 997
Posted By obrentharris

Bolinas Ridge indeed. Good eye! Not a pretty...

Bolinas Ridge indeed.
Good eye!
Not a pretty sight right now. I was up there this morning. Visibility less than 1/2 mile.
Brent
08-22-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By obrentharris

Great thread title! Brent

Great thread title!
Brent
08-22-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 997
Posted By obrentharris

You might want to try wider tires and/or lower...

You might want to try wider tires and/or lower pressure.
Being in California I have no experience with crushed limestone but I find that tire width and tire pressure make a big difference for my...
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