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04-04-20, 12:46 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Since you ask: Pepe Limongi main...

Since you ask:

Pepe Limongi main (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/France/bicycles/Limongi-Giuseppe.htm)

Cheers...
04-04-20, 06:48 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Very handsome 59cm Limongi: Vintage Limongi...

Very handsome 59cm Limongi:

Vintage Limongi Professional Frame Set (https://www.ebay.com/itm/143571886952)
...
04-02-20, 06:22 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Another lovely ride along the Columbia River to...

Another lovely ride along the Columbia River to just a little past Troutdale.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49729157566_791b47e072_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iLoW1o)...
03-30-20, 10:41 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Not sure if this belongs here or in the wacky...

Not sure if this belongs here or in the wacky thread. At any rate, I'm not sure I'd want that flywheel or the extra chains and the clutch between my legs...
...
03-27-20, 05:06 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

There are actually three different tubulars,...

There are actually three different tubulars, Turbo Cotton, nominally priced at $59.99 (down from $80, though more below), the S-Works Turbo Hell Of The North, priced at $75, and the Turbo Cotton Hell...
03-24-20, 10:00 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Mondo F-2000 Hubs - not cheap

I've not heard of these before (or maybe I have but just forgot). Look like they might be contemporary with Hi-E, Phil Wood, etc. Uploading a few pix from the ad so they don't disappear entirely.
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03-23-20, 06:40 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

An unusual ride for me today. I delivered some...

An unusual ride for me today. I delivered some PPE from my son's house to the Portland Fire Marshal's office:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49691771823_718aba0499_c.jpg...
03-23-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By smontanaro

Thanks for the response. I've been riding the...

Thanks for the response. I've been riding the road since my college days (just retired a few months ago at 65). I'm used to Chicago's streets, so I'm not too worried about cars being close. Still, I...
03-22-20, 10:12 AM
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Views: 287
Posted By smontanaro

Historic US Route 30 east of Troutdale?

I'm visiting Portland for a few weeks (staying in Parkrose). Yesterday I rode to Troutdale, but turned around here:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49684725102_00fbdcb4ca_c.jpg...
03-22-20, 10:00 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

And a lovely mystery bike it is. :)

And a lovely mystery bike it is. :)
03-21-20, 05:42 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Most of my bikes have plenty of patina, and I...

Most of my bikes have plenty of patina, and I generally shoot pictures more as documentation than publicity. Still, I like my Griffon. (Since this picture was taken I've corrected my handlebar...
03-20-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,245
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks non-fixie . RetroRonde marked as canceled.

Thanks non-fixie . RetroRonde marked as canceled.
03-20-20, 03:21 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

btdt

btdt
03-19-20, 09:33 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Rode out to Boring, Oregon yesterday. The winds...

Rode out to Boring, Oregon yesterday. The winds from Monday had died down completely:

Columbia River - like glass (https://flic.kr/p/2iFHWZQ)...
03-19-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,245
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks. I've updated the Vintage Cycling Events...

Thanks. I've updated the Vintage Cycling Events Calendar. If anyone else has postponements, rescheduling or cancellations of C&V cycling events, let me know.
03-18-20, 10:30 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Bugs me that the various manufacturers recycle...

Bugs me that the various manufacturers recycle model names like that, especially when the originals were so unique (e.g., Konno-built Allez).
03-17-20, 10:24 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Just imagine the swears coming from the stoker...

Just imagine the swears coming from the stoker should the caboose ever break free.
03-16-20, 08:11 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

First ride since arriving in Portland a few days...

First ride since arriving in Portland a few days ago. 40-ish mile loop I found on alltrails.com. A couple small wrong turns were quickly corrected. The weather was great (50s & sunny). Then I hit a...
03-16-20, 10:15 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

For you Medici owners: MEDICI Handlebars &...

For you Medici owners:

MEDICI Handlebars & stem VINTAGE Road bike Panograph EROICA 3ttt pro strada 22.2 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/184212671790?hash=item2ae3ee4d2e:g:5NgAAOSwJ4xebvGx)

I can't...
03-13-20, 09:07 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

I'm away from the workshop for several weeks, but...

I'm away from the workshop for several weeks, but there is a cheapo MAFAC tool kit wrench which is (I think) 12mm. I've cut their boxes in half before turning them into open end wrenches. There's not...
03-12-20, 06:23 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

I flew to Portland yesterday. The plane wasn't...

I flew to Portland yesterday. The plane wasn't empty, but it wasn't jam packed either. This morning I had a hearing aid appt at Costco :( at 10:30. It opened at 10:00 and was absolutely packed when...
03-11-20, 07:53 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Dang. My bad... I had a Continental in 71 or 72...

Dang. My bad... I had a Continental in 71 or 72 which had more modern looking decals than that.
03-11-20, 06:34 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Just a Schwinn Varsity, but the decals suggest to...

Just a Schwinn Varsity, but the decals suggest to me that it's significantly earlier than 1981:

1981 Mens Schwinn Blue Varsity 10-Speed (https://www.ebay.com/itm/274302766265)
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03-10-20, 04:07 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Leaving Wednesday, bringing my Volare. Hope to do...

Leaving Wednesday, bringing my Volare. Hope to do some riding. Alaska Airlines tells me it will go as checked baggage. Crossing my fingers.
03-09-20, 02:27 PM
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Views: 1,028
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks all. FWIW, eBay calculated the shipping...

Thanks all. FWIW, eBay calculated the shipping and turned out to be lower than either shipbikes.com or bikeflights.com. It was about $68 for eBay, $78 for shipbikes and $101 for bikeflights. Also, I...
03-09-20, 01:50 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

noobinsf frames are no big deal. They go in a...

noobinsf frames are no big deal. They go in a much smaller box and have many fewer "moving parts" to squeeze in. Bikes are another story though.
03-09-20, 12:01 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

I'm sure I never want to pack a bike again...

Packing bikes for shipping has always been a struggle for me. I don't do it often enough for it to be second nature or to always have relevant boxes and packing materials handy. I ride largish frames...
03-08-20, 08:36 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Turin-branded Eisentraut Limited from jeirvine ....

Turin-branded Eisentraut Limited from jeirvine . Thanks, John! Here's a pic of it only partial unwrapped. It will probably hang there like a hibernating bat until sometime in May or June as we will...
03-08-20, 07:39 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

rccardr nailed it. I heard back from the seller....

rccardr nailed it. I heard back from the seller. It is, indeed, a 112mm spindle. He either mismeasured it, or had it in a bag marked "117."
03-07-20, 08:35 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

First time crap addict? It's a simple bin packing...

First time crap addict? It's a simple bin packing problem (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bin_packing_problem?wprov=sfla1). You'll get better with practice. ;)
03-07-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By smontanaro

It's kind of hard to tell in the seller's image,...

It's kind of hard to tell in the seller's image, but it's clearly marked "68 ------------ W" and "BB-7400." Maybe he didn't have calipers, used an English ruler and muffed the conversion to...
03-07-20, 02:47 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

That's fine (the Nervar response by juvela ), I...

That's fine (the Nervar response by juvela ), I suppose, but I have a Dura Ace 7400 double crank. Looking around eBay I also see BB-7400 units with 114mm spindles, so there must have been multiple...
03-07-20, 12:25 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

117mm spindle on Shimano BB-7400 bottom bracket?

Without looking as closely as I should have, I bought a Dura Ace BB-7400 bottom bracket from an eBay seller with a 117mm spindle. I was focused on the threading to make sure I got English threading....
03-06-20, 06:42 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

$200 for 28 tubes. "Tested, all hold air." What...

$200 for 28 tubes. "Tested, all hold air." What planet is this guy from?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/313020608029
03-06-20, 05:21 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Took awhile, but the bike sold as well,...

Took awhile, but the bike sold as well, unfortunately on eBay.
03-06-20, 05:18 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

He's basically telling us we have been tying...

He's basically telling us we have been tying granny knots all these years (decades)?
03-06-20, 12:52 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Probably out as well. If I do anything longish...

Probably out as well. If I do anything longish this summer it will probably be in Michigan.
03-06-20, 08:28 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

^^^^ I thought nobody was left to develop film....

^^^^ I thought nobody was left to develop film. Do you have to set up your own darkroom?

My dad created a darkroom for my mom in the back of our garage (mid- to late-50s). I barely remember it,...
03-05-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By smontanaro

I've been making an extra pass with the loop and...

I've been making an extra pass with the loop and end (not a double knot, but much more friction, don't know what it's called) for so long the type of lace makes no difference.
03-05-20, 05:53 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Two Dura Ace FH-7400 hubs, 32H. Now to scrounge...

Two Dura Ace FH-7400 hubs, 32H. Now to scrounge up some suitable tubular rims and a few other bits.
03-05-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks CliffordK . Knowing what I know now, I'd...

Thanks CliffordK . Knowing what I know now, I'd never put something as variable as a price in a FS subject again.

What's the rationale for not letting users edit their own post titles?
03-05-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By smontanaro

Happy to take more detail pictures if folks want....

Happy to take more detail pictures if folks want. I've offered it for sale mostly so I stop banging my head on it. If someone finds it interesting enough to either buy it or offer something in trade,...
03-05-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By smontanaro

juvela Thanks for the further input. I will...

juvela Thanks for the further input. I will confess to being completely ignorant of lugs. If the name isn't stamped on it, I won't know what it is. And for lugs, they never are. :)
03-04-20, 07:34 PM
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Views: 1,064
Posted By smontanaro

Bar mitts are gone. Spreadsheet updated.

Bar mitts are gone. Spreadsheet updated.
03-04-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 776
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks all. I went with 550 Paracord. Not that I...

Thanks all. I went with 550 Paracord. Not that I needed that much strength, but that it was roughly the diameter I was looking for (~3/16"). I wound up buying 25 feet from an eBay seller...
03-03-20, 07:34 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Besides, where would you hang the freewheel? ;)

Besides, where would you hang the freewheel? ;)
03-02-20, 04:48 PM
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Views: 514,553
Posted By smontanaro

Two DA-7400 freewheels back from Freewheel Spa...

Two DA-7400 freewheels back from Freewheel Spa (https://www.freewheelspa.com/). Thanks pastorbobnlnh .

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49611539877_d2627bbb77_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iA17nc)
03-02-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By smontanaro

Sorry, didn't mention the seat tube diameter...

Sorry, didn't mention the seat tube diameter since the frame comes with the Anpi seatpost. I think Ellen ride the bike once around the block. It's been hanging in my basement every since (three years...
03-01-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By smontanaro

Let me add a few more things. I bought this...

Let me add a few more things.

I bought this as a bare frame on eBay several years ago and built it up for Ellen with parts I had on hand. The parts you see in the Flickr album mean nothing wrt...
03-01-20, 03:05 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

56cm Boschetti

Boschetti, an unfamiliar (apparently Italian) to me maker. Giveaway starting price.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/164106183838

Sorry, no pic. eBay (browser or app) doesn't seem to allow image...
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