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06-13-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,122
Posted By ericbaker

Thanks for the reply! This was some time ago now,...

Thanks for the reply! This was some time ago now, Iíve since been able to gather a bit of information on the topic.

Sam Cotten was a racer in California that contracted Bill Hurlow to build him a...
08-30-16, 07:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,856
Posted By ericbaker

haha, back from the dead a second time! I still...

haha, back from the dead a second time! I still have this bike although it hasn't been ridden much in the past couple years as its on semi-permanant display at 3Cross Brewery in Worcester, MA along...
10-24-14, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,847
Posted By ericbaker

Take out the BB, turn the frame upside down and...

Take out the BB, turn the frame upside down and pour ammonia into the seat tube, this only works on corrosion between aluminum and steel. But it works GOOD.

Save the frame, posts are a dime a...
10-24-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,854
Posted By ericbaker

Ditto, over the bb guids are often too flexy and...

Ditto, over the bb guids are often too flexy and don't work well with indexed/sti shifting in my experience. not to say that it cant/shouldn't be done. but theres a reason everything switched over
09-15-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,525
Posted By ericbaker

i meant that I am in fact a pro wrench. I am the...

i meant that I am in fact a pro wrench. I am the vintage expert but also competent at changing the flat tires on your Magna as well as reprogramming the electronic shifting on your 14lb wonderbike. ...
09-15-14, 11:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,525
Posted By ericbaker

I am my LBS :thumb: Short of machining...

I am my LBS :thumb:

Short of machining parts, there isn't much I wont or cant do.
08-30-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By ericbaker

To my eye, the frame/fork are early-mid 60s,...

To my eye, the frame/fork are early-mid 60s, which would also mean the shifter bosses are almost certainly added before the repaint.

Also, we haven't discussed the possibility that the frame and...
08-23-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,610
Posted By ericbaker

Bicycle Alley in Worcetser, MA has a highly...

Bicycle Alley in Worcetser, MA has a highly qualified classic and vintage mechanic, a couple actually... yes, one of them is me :D
Forum: Northeast
05-16-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 577
Posted By ericbaker

Dudley, MA swap meet this Sunday 5/18

Come out and see whats to be seen. Ill have a table set up with a few bikes a loads of parts.

OldRoads.com - Dudley Swap Meet (http://oldroads.com/dudley/)
05-16-14, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By ericbaker

Dudley MA swap, This Sunday 5/18, OUTSIDE

Ill be there for at least the morning, set up with lots of parts and a few bikes

OldRoads.com - Dudley Swap Meet (http://oldroads.com/dudley/)
05-14-14, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,459
Posted By ericbaker

126 spacing 27.2 seatpost Its very similar...

126 spacing
27.2 seatpost

Its very similar to the Micro Air in that catalog scan, moreso than any other ive seen. I think that's an '83 catalog.

Perhaps he made some changes in later years.
...
05-14-14, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,459
Posted By ericbaker

No ding in the top tube, or anywhere for that...

No ding in the top tube, or anywhere for that matter

The crimping is very much intentional but hard to take a pic of. It runs about 10" on each side. Much like the micro air below, but only on the...
05-14-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,877
Posted By ericbaker

Did you advertise that it came with stainless...

Did you advertise that it came with stainless spokes? Sounds like the galvanized are part of the original build that you advertised. He should be complaining that the stainless ones aren't correct.
05-14-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,877
Posted By ericbaker

He's just fishing for a partial refund. I've had...

He's just fishing for a partial refund. I've had it happen a few times. I tell them the bike matched my description and if they would like to return the bike they are more than welcome to do so.
...
05-14-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,459
Posted By ericbaker

Info/model ID of this Italian Zullo frame

I picked this up not long ago becaus elf all the neat features it displayed.

- engraved seat stay caps, fork crown, BB shell (cinelli), even headtube logo
- unusual dropouts
- very unusual...
05-10-14, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By ericbaker

I love lounging out in the soft grass, why...

I love lounging out in the soft grass, why wouldn't the orange Masi?
05-10-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By ericbaker

The orange '74 with the Twin Plate crown popped...

The orange '74 with the Twin Plate crown popped up on craigs list just as the dust was settling after I got home from Velofest. It been up for a full 24 hrs, I was surely too late. But I called and...
05-10-14, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By ericbaker

You know its a great week when...

... the opportunity to buy a mid 70s Masi Gran Criterium presents itself to you..... Twice.

These bikes also present a fun juxtaposed look at a different bicyle buying scenarios.
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05-07-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By ericbaker

I have knobby 27" tires

I have knobby 27" tires
05-07-14, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By ericbaker

Attending, with all the mixtes I can carry

Attending, with all the mixtes I can carry
03-20-14, 07:20 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 13,108
Posted By ericbaker

It's true, at least 3/4 of that is trash, scrap,...

It's true, at least 3/4 of that is trash, scrap, better off being recycled then ever being a bicycle again, but there's plenty to make it worthy financial endeavor, you just need to know what you are...
03-19-14, 08:57 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 13,108
Posted By ericbaker

There is for sure some good stuff in there.

There is for sure some good stuff in there.
03-08-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,333
Posted By ericbaker

Further After, now with wood mudguard finished...

Further After, now with wood mudguard finished and skirt guard laced up:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y163/k3davis/bikes/2D3E510F-F627-417D-9034-45DCE8EF7E1B_zps6qirwd4f.jpg
...
03-08-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By ericbaker

It deserves to be met with its namesake... Melt...

It deserves to be met with its namesake... Melt it down and make something useful!
03-04-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,333
Posted By ericbaker

Before: ...

Before:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y163/k3davis/bikes/45398AAD-FF15-4A7B-A2EA-A8BA714DD36F_zpsnra96q46.jpg
...
03-03-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,100
Posted By ericbaker

Bianchi... no?

Bianchi... no?
03-03-14, 08:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,717
Posted By ericbaker

And this for $1000 I would do again in a...

And this for $1000 I would do again in a heartbeat....

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y163/k3davis/bikes/Old%20Hickory%201896/02b05945.jpg
...
03-03-14, 08:16 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,717
Posted By ericbaker

This '73 P-14 cost me $250 (and a grey campagnolo...

This '73 P-14 cost me $250 (and a grey campagnolo derailleur pulley)

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y163/k3davis/bikes/paramount%20track%2073/DSC_0136.jpg
...
03-02-14, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By ericbaker

Was thinking the same thing

Was thinking the same thing
02-28-14, 07:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 361
Posted By ericbaker

Monsoon, MA swap meet date and new venue

Info here:

http://worcester.craigslist.org/bik/4352757516.html

I can provide you with The coordinators contact info if you have and further questions
02-18-14, 08:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,832
Posted By ericbaker

How about if the "fake" is actually of higher...

How about if the "fake" is actually of higher quality? I'd rather have a bike Brian built than a factory built colnago, regardless of paint scheme.
02-16-14, 07:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,608
Posted By ericbaker

He's sayin it doesn't need a click, an it relies...

He's sayin it doesn't need a click, an it relies on the space between the last click in either direction and the dead space after as Suntour shifters have.

Ive never heard of it, though I have...
02-08-14, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,802
Posted By ericbaker

The dropouts are not found on any drysdale bike...

The dropouts are not found on any drysdale bike Ive seen, as well the original mudguards on the Alvin are very different from yours.
...
02-06-14, 12:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,757
Posted By ericbaker

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y163/k3davis/bike...

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y163/k3davis/bikes/masi%20gran%20criterium%2075/0473144D-A198-4393-A6B2-4B47715C7690_zpsiddyyhko.jpg
...
02-06-14, 12:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,757
Posted By ericbaker

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y163/k3davis/bike...

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y163/k3davis/bikes/masi%20gran%20criterium%2075/BF00DA47-84BB-4F5C-AFD2-DF3185402EC3_zpsnz4xpttf.jpg
...
02-06-14, 12:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,757
Posted By ericbaker

Bike in hand and its FAR better than hoped. ...

Bike in hand and its FAR better than hoped.

I drove the 5ish hours to pick it up and then about an hour more to visit RHM for the changing hands of another old bike (the old Alvin track bike...
02-06-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,052
Posted By ericbaker

There must be dozens of small builders in MA, Mr....

There must be dozens of small builders in MA, Mr. Tomii looks to have quite a nice style of putting his bikes together, I'm glad you pointed him out.

Another that spring to mind is Armando Quiros...
01-28-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,616
Posted By ericbaker

I'll be the first to call BS

I'll be the first to call BS
01-27-14, 01:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,356
Posted By ericbaker

This is a fine case of "patina vs. neglect" very...

This is a fine case of "patina vs. neglect" very worth of a fesh coat.

I would rather see a fine bike with original paint and period parts that was ridden and stored properly than one with an...
01-24-14, 04:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,349
Posted By ericbaker

It does seem French Have you checked the BB...

It does seem French

Have you checked the BB thread?
01-24-14, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By ericbaker

It kinda looks the same shape as the lug cutouts

It kinda looks the same shape as the lug cutouts
01-24-14, 12:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,487
Posted By ericbaker

Im just trying to be helpful I'm a much simpler...

Im just trying to be helpful I'm a much simpler manner, sharing from a wealth of 1st hand experience. There is indeed a very small amount if risk that your A or B can happen, but like I said, in the...
01-23-14, 01:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,487
Posted By ericbaker

what exactly is not correct? I speak from...

what exactly is not correct?

I speak from many years of being a professional bike mechanic, I've replaced 100's of loose ball BBs with sealed units. My knowledge is practical not theoretical. The...
01-23-14, 07:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,487
Posted By ericbaker

Remove the old bb and bring it to a bike shop,...

Remove the old bb and bring it to a bike shop, they will give you a matching sealed unit, there are no "offset" measurements you need to worry about.Shell width and spindle length are all that need...
01-22-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,394
Posted By ericbaker

If its metal on metal of any kind.... Grease....

If its metal on metal of any kind.... Grease. Grease. Grease.
01-21-14, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By ericbaker

just mount it, 2mm is nothing to be concerned with

just mount it, 2mm is nothing to be concerned with
01-21-14, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,394
Posted By ericbaker

I know a lot of the local guys who are into the...

I know a lot of the local guys who are into the old Italian stuff take the chrome campy dust caps off all their bikes. Never understood why, perhaps carrying over from the old race days of shaving...
01-21-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,757
Posted By ericbaker

I will be putting proper wheels on it and it will...

I will be putting proper wheels on it and it will go on display in my shop alongside some of my other top tier bikes. No plans to sell, but no it wont fit me unfortunately
01-21-14, 01:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,757
Posted By ericbaker

"Correct" price is fun to discuss as it really...

"Correct" price is fun to discuss as it really is "worth what someone will pay" there is a purple 50cm GC frame/fork that got bid to $1400 and a very small red complete that sold for a best offer...
01-21-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,757
Posted By ericbaker

I fully understand the risk i was taking by...

I fully understand the risk i was taking by "outing" it before i have the bike in hand. And if it falls through, it may well be my own fault. But its more fun to share in the excitement. If she sells...
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