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11-24-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By noobinsf

I googled "bicycle brake custom drop bolt," and...

I googled "bicycle brake custom drop bolt," and several interesting images popped up, including this one. It's not my image. Maybe these are being produced or sold somewhere? Or worth reproducing?
...
11-24-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By noobinsf

This website is pretty neat and worth spending a...

This website is pretty neat and worth spending a little time on: https://www.gear-calculator.com/

Where it says "Display," make sure to pick gear inches or ratio, whichever makes more sense to...
11-12-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, what a find with that ONP!

Wow, what a find with that ONP!
11-12-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By noobinsf

Looks good! What's your preferred crank length? I...

Looks good! What's your preferred crank length? I think Velo Orange still has their black drillium crank set for sale in 170mm and 172.5mm, sale price $120.
...
11-11-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,364
Posted By noobinsf

No goals, really, just to enjoy the hobby. I have...

No goals, really, just to enjoy the hobby. I have enough demands pulling me in different directions every day with work and family that I don't want this hobby causing me any stress. I try to keep...
10-26-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,394
Posted By noobinsf

Albert Eisentraut. Frame pic, yes please! We love...

Albert Eisentraut. Frame pic, yes please! We love Eisentrauts here.
10-24-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
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Views: 376
Posted By noobinsf

Based on my gut and how shiny it is, you stole...

Based on my gut and how shiny it is, you stole that sucker. Nice catch!
10-23-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,256
Posted By noobinsf

Looking good! Most of those areas will be...

Looking good! Most of those areas will be obscured by hardware, anyway, right? Crank, chain, cables, seat bag... Plenty of smokescreen if the clean up is not to your liking, but it's a really good...
10-20-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By noobinsf

I have no information, but what a cool find!...

I have no information, but what a cool find! Clearly a quality frame...
10-19-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By noobinsf

[Swings watch] You are getting verrrry...

[Swings watch] You are getting verrrry sleeeeeepy...
10-19-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By noobinsf

NOS Duegi Mod 101 shoes, size 46

SOLD

Based on the condition of the soles and cleats and the way the leather uppers naturally rest, I am confident that these are NOS. Size 46 — I think this is equivalent to a size 12, but I am...
10-18-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16,451
Views: 1,719,506
Posted By noobinsf

Some slow time at Marina Bay in Richmond. One kid...

Some slow time at Marina Bay in Richmond. One kid here while the other accompanied my wife, who is reacquainting herself with roller skates after many years away. Beautiful day, lots of flat, easy...
10-16-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By noobinsf

https://thecabe.com/forum/

https://thecabe.com/forum/
10-16-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By noobinsf

Sorry if I seemed a little terse... This is...

Sorry if I seemed a little terse... This is actually a very welcoming group. If you’d like to give them away, there is this thread, which does not require the paid membership, though you can...
10-16-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By noobinsf

You'll need a couple of things first: 1. A...

You'll need a couple of things first:

1. A paid membership to sell stuff. (Not expensive)
2. Pictures to generate interest. (Free after 10 posts, meant to deter bots.)
10-10-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By noobinsf

So I have the 1600 grit paper on hand, while a...

So I have the 1600 grit paper on hand, while a “sampler” pack with 3k grit and 5k grit is on order. I’ve been watching yootoobs to get some insight from auto paint specialists, and this looks like a...
10-10-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By noobinsf

The previous owner had the Mercian research done,...

The previous owner had the Mercian research done, and this frame was apparently sold by Stone’s Cyclery in Alameda in 83. Nice to have it back in the Bay. It’s stamped with a “4” above the serial...
10-10-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By noobinsf

1983 Mercian King of Mercia Touring

Iíve been sitting on this frame for a long time, but I am ready to tackle it now, having cut my teeth on a few bikes since I acquired it. Itís a 57cm CTT King of Mercia Touring. The plan is to have a...
10-07-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6,950
Views: 2,501,149
Posted By noobinsf

Very nice... What's the width of those Paselas?

Very nice... What's the width of those Paselas?
10-06-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,174
Posted By noobinsf

There were a couple of brands that put something...

There were a couple of brands that put something like this out a few years ago, but I think the appetite was slim and the bikes were short-lived. I'm thinking of Public and Linus, which can be solid...
10-04-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,229
Posted By noobinsf

Itís the Campania Iíve been messing with for the...

Itís the Campania Iíve been messing with for the past year or so, which is either a rebadged Fuji or made by Kawamura, not 100% sure either way. Gratuitous glamour shot:

...
10-04-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 847
Posted By noobinsf

Amazing find!

Amazing find!
10-02-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By noobinsf

If you come up empty, VO has a nice 23.8mm set...

If you come up empty, VO has a nice 23.8mm set available for not much money, $18 a pair. I have a set and liked them when I had them on a bike. (I might use them again, so mine aren't for sale,...
09-30-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 749
Posted By noobinsf

“Last one” for a pair of adapters from this...

“Last one” for a pair of adapters from this seller in Poland, $30.
...
09-30-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 749
Posted By noobinsf

If it interests you, I know adapters exist to...

If it interests you, I know adapters exist to allow using normal pedals in a Dyna Drive crank, but I have no idea how rare, sought after, or expensive they are. I'd look at ebay.
09-30-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 986
Posted By noobinsf

Want want want but can't can't can't. What a cool...

Want want want but can't can't can't. What a cool frame... GLWS!
09-26-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By noobinsf

Shimano Altus long cage derailleur

Just did a quick overhaul (fully disassembled except for cage removal, since cage stop is not designed to be removable) of this one and don’t need it. It’s in very nice shape and has a ton of life...
09-26-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By noobinsf

I’m kind of tempted just because I understand the...

I’m kind of tempted just because I understand the Hellyer Velodrome in San Jose is open again, but bringing another bike into my house will also bring unrest. GLWS!
09-23-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,280
Posted By noobinsf

“Don’t meet your heroes.”

“Don’t meet your heroes.”
09-18-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
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...
09-17-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
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.
09-15-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
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, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
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
09-14-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,093
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: 813
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, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,170
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, 01:33 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 212,456
Posted By noobinsf

Out with you!

Out with you!
09-08-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
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: 21
Views: 2,764
Posted By noobinsf

What a beauty!

What a beauty!
09-04-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,043
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, that's handsome!

Wow, that's handsome!
09-04-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By noobinsf

Very cool bike!

Very cool bike!
09-04-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,652
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.

...
09-03-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
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....
09-02-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 718
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: 444
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: 639
Posted By noobinsf

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

Wow, kudos for keeping it in the c/v family!
08-24-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By noobinsf

Kinda looks like tennis racquet tape.

Kinda looks like tennis racquet tape.
08-20-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,043
Posted By noobinsf

Stunning bike! Rivendell is my neighbor, and I'm...

Stunning bike! Rivendell is my neighbor, and I'm hoping they are still alive and kicking when I have the gumption and funds to decide to buy one.
08-19-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By noobinsf

How'd you tow that thing with your bike? :p

How'd you tow that thing with your bike? :p
08-19-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 651
Views: 140,815
Posted By noobinsf

Iím spending more time on my Alpina Comp these...

Iím spending more time on my Alpina Comp these days. Itís perfect for chasing my kids as they feel out their training wheels. When time comes to return to the office, this will be my main commuter,...
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