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03-29-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By taguy4

This is just one of the reasons I'm glad I stayed...

This is just one of the reasons I'm glad I stayed single.

As far as the bikes go it's personal preference but I like having parts on my bikes that look like they belong there and not on another...
03-29-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By taguy4

I used to grease the washers, too, but found the...

I used to grease the washers, too, but found the shifters wouldn't stay put unless you really cranked down the tension screws, so I quit doing this. I agree with the blue threadlocker on the screw...
03-21-19, 01:38 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,248
Posted By taguy4

paint I agree with this. The things I've had...

paint
I agree with this. The things I've had powdercoated were done without any primer, which in my opinion is asking for trouble down the road in terms of rust starting underneath the paint, etc....
03-18-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 363,591
Posted By taguy4

Thanks. We decided to keep the drop bar style...

Thanks. We decided to keep the drop bar style (even though I changed to some nicer aluminum bars) on this bike because that gives a person a number of handlebar positions instead of the one you get...
03-18-19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 363,591
Posted By taguy4

I built this Fuji Gran Tourer up for my little...

I built this Fuji Gran Tourer up for my little sister:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/fuji27_1da4e88c6bcdd799f8d2815406ae0568e180acb9.jpg
In addition to going thru...
03-17-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,374
Posted By taguy4

My Boeris with Campy Gran Sport components: ...

My Boeris with Campy Gran Sport components:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/boeris32_9c6311e2eb894ca4c89bbb7c05ec8a45745f0209.jpg
03-17-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 102,370
Posted By taguy4

I'll add my '89 DX-4000 that I upgraded with...

I'll add my '89 DX-4000 that I upgraded with Shimano 600 "tri-color" components, Mavic rims, and and bar and stem change to the roll:...
01-28-19, 01:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,244
Posted By taguy4

Thanks for the replies. I'm just going to get...

Thanks for the replies. I'm just going to get some thinner tape; I measured this and compared it to the Fizik Superlight tape on my other bike and determined that this isn't the Superlight tape I was...
01-27-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,244
Posted By taguy4

New Fizik bar tape on vintage SR bars

I wrapped some vintage Cannondale handlebars (I believe made by SR) with Fizik bar tape (it's supposed to be the "thin" stuff) and I can't for the life of me get the supplied bar end plugs in after I...
12-02-18, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,095
Posted By taguy4

I meant to say an internal frame coating probably...

I meant to say an internal frame coating probably wouldn't hurt either, not would hurt either.
12-02-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,095
Posted By taguy4

"Epoxy paint"? I've seen cheap spray can paint...

"Epoxy paint"? I've seen cheap spray can paint called epoxy paint but never a quality two part paint. Quality two part paints are always some type of catalyzed automotive enamel or urethane paint. I...
12-02-18, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By taguy4

The best thing is to replace whatever finish was...

The best thing is to replace whatever finish was on the parts originally, usually some type of plating. If that's not practical or affordable then some type of lubricant like Gibbs Lubricant - which...
10-22-18, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By taguy4

I second that the 24 X 1 3/4" tire size is NOT...

I second that the 24 X 1 3/4" tire size is NOT the same as 24 X 1.75". Schwinn had their own tire sizes for some reason (maybe so you were more likely to buy their tires when you needed new ones)....
10-19-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,396
Posted By taguy4

I believe a lot of Murrays and Huffys were brazed...

I believe a lot of Murrays and Huffys were brazed with internal lugs. That's the way my chrome Murray TRX BMX bike was done. Even though this yielded a cheap looking frame it must have been strong as...
10-14-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By taguy4

Or you could just clean and reuse the old...

Or you could just clean and reuse the old bearings, but I have a feeling they aren't any good or are lost if you went to the trouble to make this post.
10-14-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By taguy4

Are these loose bearing balls? I would probably...

Are these loose bearing balls? I would probably fill the races with 5/32" loose balls (held in with grease) to begin with and see how that feels (make sure to leave one or two balls out so the race...
10-13-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 131,263
Posted By taguy4

And my Biemazetta framed Campy Triomphe equipped...

And my Biemazetta framed Campy Triomphe equipped Palo Alto, which is an Italian bike disguised as an American bike:...
10-13-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 131,263
Posted By taguy4

Here's my Boeris that I made a post about the...

Here's my Boeris that I made a post about the other week:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/boeris31_99b7e2c0801279b25e7183b391effb7652a18b5d.jpg
Boeris was/is...
10-01-18, 01:46 AM
Replies: 2,713
Views: 636,367
Posted By taguy4

Here's the Fuji Gran tourer I built for my little...

Here's the Fuji Gran tourer I built for my little sister before:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/fuji15_3e0a2498886dbb944e7449eabd346a70d76106aa.jpg
and after:...
09-30-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By taguy4

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x1200/boeris27_db983a8ef8da6d401cf788ba1abd15413d051caa.jpg...
09-30-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By taguy4

Thanks for all the great replies. Here's a few...

Thanks for all the great replies. Here's a few more pictures of the bike:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x1200/boeris26_0b1a76dd7b0bcee92424ac06e807e5b49b5f3532.jpg...
09-30-18, 02:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By taguy4

Boeris bike

I finally found time to complete the paint job on my Boeris and reassemble it:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/boeris31_e99c1b561a8aafa465836b8c3027597ffd60b9c8.jpg...
09-30-18, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By taguy4

I have two Campy spindles stamped "68-SS-120"...

I have two Campy spindles stamped "68-SS-120" that have completely different center section measurements:...
09-25-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,580
Posted By taguy4

You're welcome. I told you wrong on the crank...

You're welcome. I told you wrong on the crank that is on my blue UO-8 - it's a Solida alloy crank. Here's my Peugeot PR-10 that has the Stronglight 104 (Campy Nuovo Record copy) crank:...
09-25-18, 01:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,580
Posted By taguy4

Here's what my UO-8 that I use as my around town...

Here's what my UO-8 that I use as my around town bike looks like these days:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/uo_8_a4620058b955a8c05f1e27d9b71bf873ec703f88.jpg
Like...
09-18-18, 01:26 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 187,874
Posted By taguy4

I built this Gran Tourer SE Mixte for my little...

I built this Gran Tourer SE Mixte for my little sister:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/fuji27_d3a351d3e62caf0169720e8503b18808a56b817c.jpg
It has numerous upgrades...
09-16-18, 12:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,254
Posted By taguy4

I've never wrapped Benotto over cloth tape and...

I've never wrapped Benotto over cloth tape and haven't noticed any unevenness in color, although I haven;t really been looking for it nor do I care. I can't see that doing this would offer much extra...
09-06-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By taguy4

I'm still pimping out Benotto Cello Tape for...

I'm still pimping out Benotto Cello Tape for '80's vintage racing bikes because I think it looks best on them in the hope that maybe if there is enough demand for it again someone will start...
08-22-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 995
Posted By taguy4

This is the '86 Super Sport project I picked up...

This is the '86 Super Sport project I picked up recently for $20:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/super_sport4_bb44e04d6d377567054ce4183db73e91887440cf.jpg
I have...
08-22-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,572
Posted By taguy4

I'm still using Benotto cello tape and cloth tape...

I'm still using Benotto cello tape and cloth tape on my vintage bikes, but am trying the Fizik on one of my newer old bikes. I don't particular care for all the little holes in the Fizik, though, and...
08-21-18, 01:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,952
Posted By taguy4

Another acceptable quality road bike to come out...

Another acceptable quality road bike to come out of the Ross stable was the Paragon model. These had the same high quality Ishiwata frames as the Signature models and decent, but not outstanding,...
07-22-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By taguy4

I replaced both pulleys with a set of pulleys off...

I replaced both pulleys with a set of pulleys off of an old pre-SIS Shimano 600 derailleur and they both spin, although the bottom one not quite as freely (by a small margin) as the top one. This...
07-21-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By taguy4

Why do pulleys sets nowadays have a different...

Why do pulleys sets nowadays have a different upper and lower pulley whereas on older derailleurs like this used the same pulleys for upper and lower? I've read posts on this and apparently the upper...
07-21-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By taguy4

That's what I thought, too. Thanks for taking...

That's what I thought, too. Thanks for taking time to answer my questions.
07-20-18, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By taguy4

Campy Triomphe derailleur pulley question

I just got done cleaning and regreasing the pulleys on the Campy Triomphe derailleur I got not too long ago and when i put them back one only one of them spins freely when tightened down. The only...
07-15-18, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,208
Posted By taguy4

That's good to know about the the decal colors...

That's good to know about the the decal colors for the old Rigidas. Rigida must have continued the trend when they switched to newer style logo because the decal picture I posted above is for a 27"...
07-14-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,208
Posted By taguy4

I'm thinking this could have been the original...

I'm thinking this could have been the original style decal that was on the polished...
07-14-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,208
Posted By taguy4

I was wondering if they weren't 1320's - or at...

I was wondering if they weren't 1320's - or at least one of them - but Velobase had the width listed as 28mm, which must have been a typo. Were the number designations on old Rigida rims supposed to...
07-14-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,208
Posted By taguy4

Need help identifying these Rigida rims

I bought these 700c clincher rims on eBay and they were supposed to be a matched pair of Rigida "Rush" rims - one of them had a red rectangular decal on it with "RUSH" in yellow letter (with "Rigida"...
07-13-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,698
Posted By taguy4

My last order from Niagara also left a bit of a...

My last order from Niagara also left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth. I ordered a pair of Sun rims from them and one was right but the other was the wrong size AND wrong number of spoke holes. To be...
07-13-18, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,698
Posted By taguy4

Any good online alternatives to using them? My...

Any good online alternatives to using them? My local bike shop doesn't stock diddlysquat of the things I need, and when I've had them get something for me it takes forever and it ends up being about...
07-13-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,698
Posted By taguy4

What's the deal with Niagara these days?

Seems like nowadays half the parts and other things you click on on their website are out of stock. It used to not be that way that I can remember. They give you the option of letting them contact...
07-05-18, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By taguy4

Seems to me it's most important to go by what...

Seems to me it's most important to go by what best fits the frame than by a set of specifications in a Schwinn catalog. It's hard for me to believe that every Tenax Super Sport (and other model)...
07-04-18, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By taguy4

The 1986 catalog scans I found online have the...

The 1986 catalog scans I found online have the seatpost line in the spec sheet blacked out for some reason for the Super Sport, but the rest of the Tenax frame bikes take a 26.6mm seatpost which to...
07-04-18, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By taguy4

I tried the 26.8mm post out of my Panasonic and...

I tried the 26.8mm post out of my Panasonic and it fits a lot better than the 26.6.
07-03-18, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By taguy4

1986 Schwinn Super Sport Seatpost Size

I have read on this forum that the seatpost size on Tenax framed Super Sports is 26.6mm, and that's what the one is in my bikes frame and it matches the appearance of Sekai posts I've seen in Schwinn...
07-03-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By taguy4

Except for the fork and color it looks exactly...

Except for the fork and color it looks exactly like my 1986 Super Sport. The pump peg on the back of the head tube, the seat cluster, and the cable guides on the bottom of the bottom bracket shell...
07-02-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,056
Posted By taguy4

My brother's girlfriend is a Mexican immigrant...

My brother's girlfriend is a Mexican immigrant and her parents still live there: maybe I can have my brother convince her to have her parents buy me some and send it over here. I hate to ask for...
07-02-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,056
Posted By taguy4

I think that's the same stuff being sold on eBay...

I think that's the same stuff being sold on eBay from a European seller. Problem is when you look at the colors available it's always oddball colors like pink and green, definitely not anything...
07-01-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,056
Posted By taguy4

Have you tried ordering Benotto from this site?

Have you tried ordering Benotto from this site?
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