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09-23-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By easyupbug

I agree, but have to say it's probably a labor of...

I agree, but have to say it's probably a labor of love or just desirer to craft, plan and execute, which I think ends with building craftsmanship skills that can and I bet pays off in the long term.
09-23-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 803
Posted By easyupbug

OP, to your questions I had a set and early in...

OP, to your questions I had a set and early in their life at each spoke the anodizing wore off first, kind of leaving aluminum bare spots around the rim which could lead you to believe the rims were...
09-21-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By easyupbug

I should have mentioned this site, best I have...

I should have mentioned this site, best I have found for C&V Vitus: https://on-the-drops.blogspot.com/2019/
09-21-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By easyupbug

Far from an expect but IIRC I have not seen a pre...

Far from an expect but IIRC I have not seen a pre 1985 with Dural they all had Duralinox, my post 1985 grub screw bike has your second decal. That said the decals fade and fail so I may have seen...
09-19-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By easyupbug

You are correct and Moe has a point. If you are...

You are correct and Moe has a point. If you are a mechanic sure but for home use I would save your money for a lovely set of Vessel screwdrivers for those JIS screws. I probably check a hanger a...
09-19-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By easyupbug

I made one for my shop that is very similar. I...

I made one for my shop that is very similar. I use a Mitutoyo dial caliper to take measurements before coaxing the hanger back into alignment, then check with a long straight edge between cogs for a...
09-19-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By easyupbug

At 70+ I play with every fit on my road bikes for...

At 70+ I play with every fit on my road bikes for comfort and dealing w/ less flexibility. The only thing I have noticed on bar width is a couple cm narrower than the shoulder width measurement, my...
09-18-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By easyupbug

I could not agree more, I have two bikes with DA...

I could not agree more, I have two bikes with DA 7400 STIand I am reminded of this every ride. It is so annoying I should probably pay the $100 price I see these hoods but I would again be pissed...
09-17-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 45,063
Posted By easyupbug

True based on the message from Reynolds engineers...

True based on the message from Reynolds engineers cold set warnings, but being a design engineers myself, this is BS. A craftsman can do wonders with any design. I bought an unrideable Laing 753 bike...
09-17-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By easyupbug

What Cranky crank said ^, please try the above...

What Cranky crank said ^, please try the above link, if you give it a chance you will be pleased. You have the spirit and skill to do a very nice job.
09-17-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,633
Posted By easyupbug

My exact experience, better said than I could.

My exact experience, better said than I could.
09-17-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By easyupbug

A shift to 10 brake/shifters which Shimano says...

A shift to 10 brake/shifters which Shimano says is an issue but can work pretty well, especially if your riding the lovely Ocean Beech and Mission Bay Bike Route, much less $ than the switch to 11,...
09-17-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,104
Posted By easyupbug

This is good advice and the the steel C&V market...

This is good advice and the the steel C&V market is amazing from Ebisu to Zunow, with prices similar to the Italian handcrafted. There is an amazing museum in Osaka if you are near.
09-17-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 965
Posted By easyupbug

The one I fabricated is similar and does what you...

The one I fabricated is similar and does what you asked. I also do as Andy suggested with a straight edge placed between the cogs which I have found really helps my old eyes judging alignment to get...
09-12-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By easyupbug

Beautiful fillet brazing and lug work.

Beautiful fillet brazing and lug work.
09-11-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By easyupbug

^ THIS ^ and when I have tried it due to a...

^ THIS ^ and when I have tried it due to a perfect "teal" color and thinned and laid it on in many coats to get it smooth it faded in a couple years and needed to be completely redone.
09-11-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By easyupbug

I have run tires down to the threads from wear,...

I have run tires down to the threads from wear, not side wall damage, but I ride on 5-8' bike lanes that are routinely swept clean and maintained. I would not be comfortable on a high speed decline...
09-10-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By easyupbug

Based on the BB bridge and SL tubing I would say...

Based on the BB bridge and SL tubing I would say Treviso. If T-Mar chimes in take what he says to the bank. You will like the ride.
09-08-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By easyupbug

^THIS^ I would search Bontrager race lite...

^THIS^ I would search Bontrager race lite failure or problems. It has been years, maybe 10, ago that these were a hot topic for failures, and especially trouble with the paired spoke wheels. I...
09-05-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By easyupbug

I have an old custom running ST-7400 Sti...

I have an old custom running ST-7400 Sti brake/shifters with a FD-7400, RD-7401, 11-28 Shimano cassette and it is quite. You should have no worries.
09-02-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By easyupbug

The valley up there will be as usual 110 this...

The valley up there will be as usual 110 this weekend but Bisbee should be ~ 85!

Edit: I forgot to add what they say up there: "But it is a dry heat"
08-31-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,628
Posted By easyupbug

I have arthritis in my hands, comes and goes in...

I have arthritis in my hands, comes and goes in intensity, but always present so critical for me. I always look for a better design but until then a Koolstop in the shop and Koolstop with a...
08-30-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By easyupbug

I don't understand the tape concept after having...

I don't understand the tape concept after having seeing this done, but having had our local framebuilder do a couple frames with a total refurbishment (paint, etc.) the results are excellent, both...
08-30-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By easyupbug

Ultegra is probably lighter, more expensive and...

Ultegra is probably lighter, more expensive and maybe better bearings so last longer and maybe look better to you, whether meaningful only you can decide.
08-30-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,750
Posted By easyupbug

TenGrainBread nailed it. I had an aluminum...

TenGrainBread nailed it. I had an aluminum Raleigh pass through my shop and I think I lost a filling checking the thing out after refurbishing it due to that frame. I love my more vintage aluminum...
08-28-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By easyupbug

Erzulis is correct, that is a mid 90's Kona Kapu...

Erzulis is correct, that is a mid 90's Kona Kapu that came with Campagnolo. I have had two pass through my shop, both very nice. One a '95 IIRC with a very nice frame and either a '97 or '98 with a...
08-27-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,091
Posted By easyupbug

This has occurred to me as well. Every year we...

This has occurred to me as well. Every year we follow good weather and our kids locations so I ride in a Southern AZ bike friendly community with mostly flat 5' to 8' bike lanes, city center...
08-25-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,124
Posted By easyupbug

Agree, I tried self fusing silicone and now back...

Agree, I tried self fusing silicone and now back to electrical as it is easier to get a sharp looking wrap.
08-25-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,726
Posted By easyupbug

Our local framebuilder uses his Marchetti frame...

Our local framebuilder uses his Marchetti frame table, cold sets come out perfect. People think custom frames always come out of brazing perfectly, not so, and if minor corrections are needed they...
08-25-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 856
Posted By easyupbug

I always say price is firm, life is too short for...

I always say price is firm, life is too short for guys that come out and think I will negotiate. If the description/photos are poor negotiations may be appropriate but mine never are.
08-25-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 673
Posted By easyupbug

For 26 years I routinely lightly clamp my Trek...

For 26 years I routinely lightly clamp my Trek 5500's round carbon TT for light work like tuning, flat repair, etc. but never anything more forceful like a BB change. I would never clamp a shaped...
08-21-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By easyupbug

This is dealt with over on the Classic & Vintage...

This is dealt with over on the Classic & Vintage forum often. Search things like "frame rust", "oxalic acid", "media blast", etc., and lots will come up. Best might be to introduce yourself, make...
Forum: For Sale
08-20-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By easyupbug

Please post this beauty over on the Classic and...

Please post this beauty over on the Classic and Vintage Sales (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/)if nothing else the guys will love seeing it.
08-20-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 850
Posted By easyupbug

Same for me other than I have a bench in the shop...

Same for me other than I have a bench in the shop for lacing which is helpful as I also keep Roger's book near every time.
08-20-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By easyupbug

That is a tough one. I have not seen in the tech...

That is a tough one. I have not seen in the tech docs a part number and suspect finding a "not working for parts only" lever for sale might be the only way to get one. Hope somebody on here comes...
08-13-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,326
Posted By easyupbug

I was, still have a BSA 441 Victor basket case in...

I was, still have a BSA 441 Victor basket case in the shop. For me C&V motorcycles ended with my near death event.
08-12-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,365
Posted By easyupbug

I agree with 3alarmer, that is not "superficial...

I agree with 3alarmer, that is not "superficial damage but nothing structural" that is structural. Also agree that the creases did not occur in shipping and it was an attempt to get chainring...
08-09-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 741
Posted By easyupbug

I prefer properly maintained cup and cone,...

I prefer properly maintained cup and cone, Shimano or Campagnolo no matter, but I'm retired so more frequent servicing (basically just grease) with cone wrenches is not a problem for me and when you...
08-09-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 741
Posted By easyupbug

I prefer properly maintained cup and cone,...

I prefer properly maintained cup and cone, Shimano or Campagnolo, but I'm retired so more frequent servicing (basically just grease) with cone wrenches is not a problem for me and when you need new...
08-09-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 741
Posted By easyupbug

Sorry I was not clear. I have an Ironman with...

Sorry I was not clear. I have an Ironman with 600 and don't think I am missing anything and had a Viscount with 600 for years that was also nice. I have a Pinarello with all Campagnolo that got a...
08-08-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,914
Posted By easyupbug

Gorgeous workmanship on the fillet brazing,...

Gorgeous workmanship on the fillet brazing, excellent rescue!
08-08-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 741
Posted By easyupbug

From you list of "primary considerations": ...

From you list of "primary considerations":
overall quality- I am unfamiliar with Velose and the plastic aged paddles so would probably go 600 which are in many cases are repairable like Campagnolo,...
08-08-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,307
Posted By easyupbug

The last frame repair I had our framebuilder do...

The last frame repair I had our framebuilder do was replacing a Campagnolo drive side dropout which is more complicated and $120, including the $20+ for the drop out. I would also be happy to have...
08-01-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By easyupbug

Local builder who knew Colin Laing when he was in...

Local builder who knew Colin Laing when he was in town straightened both the fork and frame that had been badly spread to 130mm on a rescued ~'84 Laing 753 that was trashed. He even had Laing...
07-31-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 773
Posted By easyupbug

Terrible news. I would be very uncomfortable...

Terrible news. I would be very uncomfortable with a shade tree mechanical approach of just gluing it. Searching for expert repair services with a good track record is where I would look and...
07-31-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,774
Posted By easyupbug

I have found over the years I have "guidelines"...

I have found over the years I have "guidelines" but not hard rules for what I am comfortable with. As an example hitting 70 and loss of flexibility has me raising bars on my customs with Technomics...
07-27-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 777
Posted By easyupbug

As other have said a very very risky situation. ...

As other have said a very very risky situation. Please check out these instructions:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPYGv6fMnBw
07-26-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By easyupbug

For small jobs like that I use and have good long...

For small jobs like that I use and have good long lasting results results with Barge Cement.
07-26-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 949
Posted By easyupbug

At 70 myself I understand the need for comfort as...

At 70 myself I understand the need for comfort as a priority. Coming from southern AZ where every green thing has thorns I have tried gatorskins and would not recommend them. For me the major...
07-24-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 533
Posted By easyupbug

My red '98 Zurich is full stock other than the...

My red '98 Zurich is full stock other than the saddle and 28s on the open pro rims. 28s have given me no issues and I do believe a better ride that the stock 25s. Price might be high in some areas,...
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