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08-08-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By merziac

:thumb: First of all, welcome aboard, glad you...

:thumb: First of all, welcome aboard, glad you found us.

That being said you are preaching to the choir.

Most of us would like to find the same thing and for you needing a small older one will...
08-08-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 475
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Beautiful! Another Vote for Brooks,...

:thumb: Beautiful!

Another Vote for Brooks, I have at least a dozen, B-17, B-17S, Pro's, old, new, Imperial, Cambium, regular, cutout and carbon.

Love em, they all work for me, new out of the...
08-08-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By merziac

I don't think you can be too obsessed with the...

I don't think you can be too obsessed with the details, they form the foundation of much that comes after and as you stated, it is not only easier but better dealt with beforehand less encumbered...
08-08-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By merziac

I think he's trying to say that aero post can't...

I think he's trying to say that aero post can't go low enough before the skinny section is in side the seatube and looks wrong. :foo:
08-07-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,148
Posted By merziac

Tx, all by design but never would have turned out...

Tx, all by design but never would have turned out anywhere near as well without the mastermind that made it happen, Dave did a fantastic job. ;)
08-07-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 57,465
Views: 8,347,219
Posted By merziac

:thumb: How flippin cool is this! Unsure of...

:thumb: How flippin cool is this!

Unsure of what to be unsure about. :twitchy: :roflmao:
08-07-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 502
Posted By merziac

I think this is a common pitfall when seemingly...

I think this is a common pitfall when seemingly good info is in short supply. I also think it was probably more sound back in the day when these things were new(er) and it may have actually mattered...
08-07-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 502
Posted By merziac

I have never worried about it one way or the...

I have never worried about it one way or the other, mix and match, trial and error, yes it fits, yes it works, done. ;)

As a professional mechanic I can't even begin to count the number of times I...
08-07-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By merziac

Very nice, not necessarily a fan of lugless but...

Very nice, not necessarily a fan of lugless but this is beautiful and fantastic.

Great score, well done. :thumb:
08-06-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,198
Posted By merziac

All sounds good, glad you found someone to help. ...

All sounds good, glad you found someone to help.

You can cut the cables but I always try to save them, especially the casing which can maybe be partly used again or as a pattern.

I would...
08-06-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 57,465
Views: 8,347,219
Posted By merziac

No worries, whatcha think of it? Maybe put it in...

No worries, whatcha think of it? Maybe put it in that thread if you care to. ;)
08-06-20, 02:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By merziac

:thumb: I agree and hope for a great outcome on...

:thumb: I agree and hope for a great outcome on this..
08-06-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 990
Posted By merziac

I take that as a company that has been doing this...

I take that as a company that has been doing this for over 50 years knows exactly what they are doing, providing excellent quality, service, value and looks that works right out of the box and...
08-05-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 57,465
Views: 8,347,219
Posted By merziac

I thought we had discussed them before, besides...

I thought we had discussed them before, besides my recent build. :foo:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1196565-old-new-ying-yang-good-bad-ugly-you-decide-2.html

They are fairly rare...
08-05-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 57,465
Views: 8,347,219
Posted By merziac

Strawberry, you don't see many of these. ;) ...

Strawberry, you don't see many of these. ;)

This one looks pretty nice.

Seller doesn't show it but this is an earlier rear monostay.
...
08-05-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By merziac

That will be a deep dive. ;)

That will be a deep dive. ;)
08-05-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 990
Posted By merziac

They do it on purpose for break-in as stated on...

They do it on purpose for break-in as stated on their website.

See post #16 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=16)
08-05-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 80,961
Posted By merziac

Absolutely, but the owner may not be aware of the...

Absolutely, but the owner may not be aware of the windfall they have and the reclaimer makes out like a bandit.
08-05-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 990
Posted By merziac

steelbikeguy, hazetguy From their website, ...

steelbikeguy, hazetguy

From their website,

So we, MKS deliver our pedals “preloaded”-a slightly over tighten condition to extend maintenance span.

At initial ride, you may feel the rotation...
08-05-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 458
Posted By merziac

Yeah, mine neither but I know I have seen it...

Yeah, mine neither but I know I have seen it before and seems production, still no idea and no surprise with my limited depth. :foo:
08-05-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 80,961
Posted By merziac

Very true and doesn't stop the "entrepreneurs"...

Very true and doesn't stop the "entrepreneurs" from exploiting one side of the equation or the other to separate a fool and his money.
08-05-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By merziac

No lube, stiction can be a big part of the...

No lube, stiction can be a big part of the equation here even with a very tight tire. ;).
08-05-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 80,961
Posted By merziac

Reclaimed wood is a huge industry, often a...

Reclaimed wood is a huge industry, often a flipper/scrapper/reclaimer will offer to tear it down for the wood and make a killing from it.

Ms. merziac was watching Axe Men the other day where they...
08-05-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 990
Posted By merziac

Fear not, they always break in just fine for me,...

Fear not, they always break in just fine for me, I think their website addresses it saying not to adjust until after.

Never needed to on any of mine, still may not be a bad idea to add some grease.
08-05-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 990
Posted By merziac

MKS, one of best bargains in cycling, yep, a bit...

MKS, one of best bargains in cycling, yep, a bit gritty when new, extra preload for the break in.

They are very well made, fully and easily rebuildable like always.

I have at least half a dozen...
08-05-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 458
Posted By merziac

That cutout will ring some bells I bet. ;)

That cutout will ring some bells I bet. ;)
08-05-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By merziac

shnibop :thumb: So much going on here I...

shnibop

:thumb: So much going on here I don't know where to start.

Huge fan of these but no expert by any means.

If this was at least a 60, I would be seriously considering it but really...
08-03-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 760
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Fantastic! Great score, find, et...

:thumb: Fantastic!

Great score, find, et all, way to go. ;)
08-03-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By merziac

The presale is already on, mine and the cap will...

The presale is already on, mine and the cap will be on its way soon. ;)
08-03-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By merziac

:popcorn We need pics as the processes are...

:popcorn

We need pics as the processes are different for each of us and the particular condition being addressed. ;)

You're partway there, 5 X 2 days for 10 to post pics, just respond to the...
08-03-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 31,012
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Wow quite a score, any idea if the...

:thumb: Wow quite a score, any idea if the smaller front wheel will be challenging on gravel? :foo:
08-03-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,389
Posted By merziac

I may be missing the point but per the OP...

I may be missing the point but per the OP definition "the most perfect embodiment of something" which to me means the best.

Even if "bike boom" is the qualifier it still really points to a time...
08-02-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,198
Posted By merziac

Yes on step 1, yes we will stick with you and yes...

Yes on step 1, yes we will stick with you and yes on the paint/restore.

New paint is a money pit and the build to go with it will be more so, that being said, your wallet being up to it and no way...
08-02-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 868
Posted By merziac

The other is a chain guide hanger for transport...

The other is a chain guide hanger for transport with the wheel off. ;)
08-02-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,198
Posted By merziac

Wish my blue one was in this good of shape, they...

Wish my blue one was in this good of shape, they seem to be uncommon, yes its a bit rough but will clean and touch up well imho so a vote to leave it as is. ;)

Those pedals if French are nice to...
08-02-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By merziac

You're welcome, if you were in the right place at...

You're welcome, if you were in the right place at the right time you would probably be able to make a living off it.

The focus coupled with your vision is what gets you there and is what it takes....
08-02-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 853
Posted By merziac

Make no mistake, wheels and tires can be the...

Make no mistake, wheels and tires can be the single most important factor in ride quality, arguably more so on lower end bikes but always well worth the investment. ;)
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By merziac

Absolutely beautiful but only at least 6cm too...

Absolutely beautiful but only at least 6cm too small. ;)
08-02-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By merziac

You my friend have a special knack, touch and way...

You my friend have a special knack, touch and way with these things, nothing you build ever doesn't nail it.

I try to channel your deal and get crap, you sir are a lad in his own lane, you do...
08-02-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By merziac

Going to chime back in with this, shown many...

Going to chime back in with this, shown many times and at times fits right in here but I didn't do this to it, it came to me this way and I know the complete history of it that started when Jim built...
08-01-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Great job, well done!

:thumb: Great job, well done!
08-01-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,737
Posted By merziac

No worries, its what we do, simple or not price...

No worries, its what we do, simple or not price of admission.

Hopefully they take you up on your actually helpful offer. ;)

I always hope that at the end of the day, we inspire some do really...
08-01-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,198
Posted By merziac

No worries on the Sheldon front, we're glad he...

No worries on the Sheldon front, we're glad he was there and he helped us as much if not more than many before or since but not all of his advice was always what helped. ;)
That being said, if you...
08-01-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3,429
Views: 298,611
Posted By merziac

Not actually sure, one of the bearing sites that...

Not actually sure, one of the bearing sites that looked up today had a topic about motor bearing failure from it but they induce it so its a big problem for that.

You may have to dig for it and it...
08-01-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,737
Posted By merziac

He's probably tired of our wild speculation...

He's probably tired of our wild speculation without offering much actual advice. :roflmao2:
08-01-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By merziac

Haven't done that yet, gone the other way a...

Haven't done that yet, gone the other way a couple of times and have a couple that was done to already that I wish were still original but have some that are wonderfully original too.

Being very...
08-01-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,198
Posted By merziac

Do not fear the tar pit, be brave! This is a...

Do not fear the tar pit, be brave!

This is a fantastic opportunity to save a great piece of history, family and otherwise.

My Dad wasn't a cyclist but he rode a little, did make sure I got same...
08-01-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,737
Posted By merziac

A drop bolt would have been a dealer/customer...

A drop bolt would have been a dealer/customer workaround. Maybe a factory slipup that didn't get built for 700c.

27in were standard so if you ordered one with 700c it should have been built that...
08-01-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3,429
Views: 298,611
Posted By merziac

Well there is a lot of debate in general on this...

Well there is a lot of debate in general on this and it may be negligible on bikes but I don't chance it. :foo:
08-01-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,429
Views: 298,611
Posted By merziac

JacobLee Ideally you don't want any...

JacobLee

Ideally you don't want any magnetism in the balls, they can stick, not rotate properly and wear unevenly in the long run. ;)
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