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09-21-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By noobinsf

This is a “Buy now, ask questions later” bike....

This is a “Buy now, ask questions later” bike. Nice grab!
09-21-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By noobinsf

Oh! Noticed that your cable’s not routed...

Oh! Noticed that your cable’s not routed properly. It’s not seated in the rear shifter’s channel. Maybe that?
09-21-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By noobinsf

I have a Riv catalog with a pic of the internals...

I have a Riv catalog with a pic of the internals and the collection of parts for the Silver shifter, which I understand to be the identical design. Does it look like anything is missing from yours?
...
09-21-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By noobinsf

Seems like maybe a washer is missing? Just a...

Seems like maybe a washer is missing? Just a guess, but yeah, sumthin' ain't right.
09-21-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,399
Posted By noobinsf

Here are some finished pics with the drop bars: ...

Here are some finished pics with the drop bars:

- Dajia shallow drop bars from Velo Orange 42cm
- ARX stem 95mm
- faux leather perforated tape from Public Bikes (better than I expected, bought...
09-20-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 79
Posted By noobinsf

Bob Harrington cycles?

Does anyone know anything about Bob Harrington bikes? I was slow on the draw and missed out on a frame this morning (probably for the best), but it was a stunning Columbus frame from the early 80's....
09-19-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16,086
Views: 1,669,956
Posted By noobinsf

Here is a lookout on the recently opened stretch...

Here is a lookout on the recently opened stretch of the SF Bay Trail connecting Berkeley to Albany.

...
09-18-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 406
Posted By noobinsf

Yeah, if you want to preserve it, you can call...

Yeah, if you want to preserve it, you can call that clean enough. Those plastic prongs will not survive the surgery, so it's best to leave it assembled. (I accidentally destroyed an identical Huret...
09-18-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,752
Posted By noobinsf

I dunno -- I've heard Jeremy Clarkson saying...

I dunno -- I've heard Jeremy Clarkson saying something feels like "absolute perfection" enough times to know a phony endorsement. This rider's reaction is more akin to the time the Top Gear boys...
09-17-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 903
Posted By noobinsf

He passed away recently, unfortunately. I think...

He passed away recently, unfortunately. I think his shop will continue, but he is not there. =(

On another note -- if I were in Japan, I might try to take in a Keirin race, but I have no clue what...
09-17-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 406
Posted By noobinsf

Light oil and brass wool (or steel wool in this...

Light oil and brass wool (or steel wool in this case, since it’s aluminum) are usually my first go to. The oil is gentle and dissolves many types of gunk with mild effort.
09-17-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,856
Posted By noobinsf

I'm trying to be disciplined and nose-down at...

I'm trying to be disciplined and nose-down at work for the next day or so to make room for a Friday afternoon ride, hoping the air quality will hold. I might have to block this website from my...
09-17-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 838
Posted By noobinsf

Solid bike for $100!

Solid bike for $100!
09-17-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 912
Posted By noobinsf

Aspen is its own cultural ecosystem. Looking over...

Aspen is its own cultural ecosystem. Looking over the website, it looks like his clientele has the money not to care about authenticity, and they want something "unique." He seems to have nailed his...
09-15-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By noobinsf

Like so... ...

Like so...


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x958/c961a60a_24ad_4a55_b4fd_b8ecf7fd48f2_54a90c26f8bdba63c0f012f31fbc38d778ff9b90.jpeg
09-15-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By noobinsf

I think for the bolt at 0:48, you'll need to...

I think for the bolt at 0:48, you'll need to continue to try and soak with penetrating oil, and Liquid Wrench is a good one.

For that bolt at 3:30, I agree with SurferRosa about the needle nose...
09-15-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By noobinsf

You’re in luck! Here is a video tutorial on that...

You’re in luck! Here is a video tutorial on that very derailleur. They’re pretty simple to work on thanks to this video — I’ve done several.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xYawyWD-qa0
09-15-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By noobinsf

Generally, using loose bearings is better because...

Generally, using loose bearings is better because it distributes the load to more bearings. The main benefit with cages was ease of assembly in production, as I understand it. I'm not sure what the...
09-15-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,856
Posted By noobinsf

I'm shooting for this weekend, hoping the clear...

I'm shooting for this weekend, hoping the clear air will hold in the Bay Area. Today is the first day that it isn't "unhealthy" outside. I wanted to get out during the Labor Day weekend, but when I...
09-15-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 962
Posted By noobinsf

The Laprade's pretty light to boot if you get the...

The Laprade's pretty light to boot if you get the model with the aluminum mounting bits at the top of the post. The listed catalog weight is 250g to 270g (not sure if it's accurate). I don't care...
09-14-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,032
Posted By noobinsf

I recently puttered around Wright's Lake (near...

I recently puttered around Wright's Lake (near Tahoe) in an inflatable kayak, but I brushed up against more than a few Sunfish sailboats. I'm not in any danger of acquiring a new hobby, but they...
09-14-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By noobinsf

Also: What Happened to Motobecane? A Review of...

Also: What Happened to Motobecane? A Review of the MBK Super Sprint (http://www.thevelocollective.com/when-motobecane-became-mbk-a-review-of-the-super-sprint/)
09-14-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By noobinsf

From Motobecane's Wikipedia page: "In 1981,...

From Motobecane's Wikipedia page:

"In 1981, the original Motobécane filed for bankruptcy and was purchased by Yamaha (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_Motor_Corporation) and reformed in 1984...
09-14-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By noobinsf

Yep, I made the same error on my first bike using...

Yep, I made the same error on my first bike using aero routing, but live and learn. I didn't replicate the error on the second aero bike I wrapped.
09-14-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 962
Posted By noobinsf

I like SR Laprade, which are readily available on...

I like SR Laprade, which are readily available on ebay for about $30. I also have a Velo Orange post in 26.4 that I like, and it's $25 and available in 27.2:...
09-12-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By noobinsf

I believe that remains unresolved. The mattress...

I believe that remains unresolved. The mattress was a resounding success, however.
09-11-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,276
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, I love the way this turned out. I recently...

Wow, I love the way this turned out. I recently bought an American Classic post in black from another BF member, but it is 27.0, and I suspect you need a 27.2.
09-11-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By noobinsf

​​​​​​​ Yeah, if this is some sort of...

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Yeah, if this is some sort of initiation, he's the only one in on the joke. Whatever the case, I hope all is well with the guy, and you should take his interest with a grain of salt for...
09-09-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By noobinsf

I’ll collect my bonus points now, thank you... ...

I’ll collect my bonus points now, thank you...

This Univega Gran Premio frame is long gone, but the components live on as a different bike.

...
09-09-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By noobinsf

Bottom bracket shell is stamped with "SL". I...

Bottom bracket shell is stamped with "SL". I don't know if that means it's SL, but there it is. Borrowed from seller's gallery:
...
09-09-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 203,192
Posted By noobinsf

Out with you!

Out with you!
09-09-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By noobinsf

When I first started paying attention to C&V...

When I first started paying attention to C&V bikes, one of the first videos on the youtoobs that captivated me was a showcase of a yellow bike of his, with the desmodronic Allvit. I was hooked...
09-08-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By noobinsf

That doesn't look too bad, to be honest. Check...

That doesn't look too bad, to be honest. Check the inside of the tubes, and if the worst of it is the fork/stay ends, then you could dip them in Evaporust without having to use too much (tall, narrow...
09-08-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By noobinsf

Maybe one of the updates the site has undergone...

Maybe one of the updates the site has undergone included a sunsetting feature for the sale threads, so it could be a new thing. Just a guess.
09-08-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By noobinsf

If you can wait, the COVID buying boom will rear...

If you can wait, the COVID buying boom will rear its ugly head when things improve, so there will be a surplus. Crossing fingers for next spring (for reasons other than cheap bikes).
09-06-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,467
Posted By noobinsf

What a beauty!

What a beauty!
09-04-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,697
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, that's handsome!

Wow, that's handsome!
09-04-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By noobinsf

Also a quick note about Soma's website, which I...

Also a quick note about Soma's website, which I was reminded of today. There is a sale right now for 10% off, and if you apply the code, try to make sure it persists through the close of the sale...
09-04-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 388
Posted By noobinsf

Very cool bike!

Very cool bike!
09-04-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 388
Posted By noobinsf

Now that you have 10 posts, you can upload pics....

Now that you have 10 posts, you can upload pics. Without pics, ID'ing a bike is much more difficult.
09-04-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,459
Posted By noobinsf

This one was a gift from a good friend. I only...

This one was a gift from a good friend. I only use it every now and again.

...
09-04-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, that's nice. It's my size, and I love an...

Wow, that's nice. It's my size, and I love an obscure marque, but I have neither space nor time in my continuum for another project right now. Rats.

Couple of questions for the benefit of the...
09-03-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By noobinsf

PSA: Soma Supple Vitesse 23mm gumwall $15

Good sale on these. I have a set that I have yet to install in 32mm, so I can't offer an opinion yet, but I hear good things, and this is the cheapest I have seen. Only the 23mm gumwalls are on sale....
09-03-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 526
Posted By noobinsf

Not to encourage being derivative, but here is a...

Not to encourage being derivative, but here is a pic of someone else's with the black/black treatment: CC Bicycle Gallery: Christopher Del Mastro's Miyata...
09-03-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By noobinsf

This was the first derailleur I ever pulled apart...

This was the first derailleur I ever pulled apart for an overhaul, and I found this blog entry to be helpful: Bike Repair and Other Stories: Simplex Derailleur Overhaul...
09-02-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 627
Posted By noobinsf

This thread suggests that Italian touring frames...

This thread suggests that Italian touring frames were not common: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/400679-italian-touring-frames-2.html
09-02-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By noobinsf

Certainly has a unique take on the "I'm thinking...

Certainly has a unique take on the "I'm thinking about it" response.
08-26-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, kudos for keeping it in the c/v family!

Wow, kudos for keeping it in the c/v family!
08-25-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By noobinsf

I recall this thread, with the unexpected search...

I recall this thread, with the unexpected search term of "sausage."

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1047944-evapo-rust-sausage.html
08-24-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By noobinsf

From T-Mar's database, it's an '83 made by...

From T-Mar's database, it's an '83 made by Miyata:MIYATA (Japan):

1972-1984: Yxxxxxx, where A = 1972, B= 1973,....M= 1984.

1985-1989: YFxxxxx, where N=1985, O = 1986,...S=1990.

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