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06-26-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By 3alarmer

...that's gonna leave a mark. :(

...that's gonna leave a mark. :(
06-26-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By 3alarmer

...there's a special tool for that. ....they're...

...there's a special tool for that. ....they're cheap...
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By 3alarmer

...it's a Volpe, as also stated in the ad. A lot...

...it's a Volpe, as also stated in the ad. A lot of people get confused by the world champion sticker.
06-23-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,323
Posted By 3alarmer

...on an hourly wage basis, you'd probably make ...

...on an hourly wage basis, you'd probably make more driving for Uber. And they hardly pay those guys a living wage.
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Views: 292
Posted By 3alarmer

...I Googled up some images, and it does appear...

...I Googled up some images, and it does appear that Holdsworth Pro's came both with painted forks and full chrome ones, depending on year.
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Views: 292
Posted By 3alarmer

...if I were trying to sell that for the bike...

...if I were trying to sell that for the bike co-op here, I'd definitely remove the stuff like that Pletscher and the bottle cage, the pump holder, and that horrific QR seat post clamp bolt. It looks...
06-23-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By 3alarmer

....if you ride it around and it becomes evident...

....if you ride it around and it becomes evident you can't keep one or both cups in place and adjusted, the simplest and cheapest fix (that you can do yourself with minimal tooling), is to switch to...
06-23-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By 3alarmer

...Battaglin went to tig welding their steel...

...Battaglin went to tig welding their steel frames long before any of the other Italians, IIRC. Anyway, I have one from what I thought was the early 90's that is tig welded, but I don't remember why...
06-22-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,256
Posted By 3alarmer

...FWIW, I think I invented this method when I...

...FWIW, I think I invented this method when I had no access to a decent bench vise.

1. always drip some acetone mixed with ATF 50/50 into the freewheel/hub thread interface from the back. It only...
06-22-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,256
Posted By 3alarmer

...+1. I'm more of a gradual escalation of...

...+1. I'm more of a gradual escalation of appropriate response sort of person.
06-20-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By 3alarmer

...that fixed BB cup has been in there for a long...

...that fixed BB cup has been in there for a long time, and unless you're planning on replacing it with something else, you will be way better off just cleaning it in place and replacing the bearings...
06-20-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By 3alarmer

...if that's your worst day ever, you're doing...

...if that's your worst day ever, you're doing pretty good. Just sayin'. :)
06-19-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By 3alarmer

...one of the reasons you get so many divergent...

...one of the reasons you get so many divergent opinions on this is that practice varies with climate, location, and general riding conditions for the machine in question.

Thread locker (regular...
06-19-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 766
Posted By 3alarmer

...that's a reasonable plan. I just have to...

...that's a reasonable plan. I just have to wonder if you've ever busted a crank arm while you were standing up on the pedals. I'ts a very spectacular experience, and often leads to a comedic ending...
06-19-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 766
Posted By 3alarmer

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06-18-19, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By 3alarmer

...generally here, all the swaps go the other...

...generally here, all the swaps go the other way, from QR to a nutted bolt because of the guys who steal the saddle and post. If your bike is rarely unattended or locked up, a QR works fine.
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By 3alarmer

...try here: https://thecabe.com/forum/. ...

...try here: https://thecabe.com/forum/.

They have a pre-1933 forum and also a 1933-65 forum.
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By 3alarmer

...all my older tubular wheelsets came with close...

...all my older tubular wheelsets came with close range freewheels, and if you check out the prices being asked for 5 and 6 speed close range freewheels on ebay right now (14-22, 14-24,14-26 that...
06-16-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 523
Posted By 3alarmer

...if there are screws currently installed on...

...if there are screws currently installed on this frame in the shifter bosses, you would do well to take them to some industrial fasteners place and get them measured. I,too, am unfamiliar with...
06-16-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/innerlight_black_and_blue_012_6c5ea58a86948a35158a3c10b73c476c8c8cf6bc.jpg...
06-15-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,338
Posted By 3alarmer

...Waterford, WI by the decals.

...Waterford, WI by the decals.
Replies: 25
Views: 1,190
Posted By 3alarmer

...I stole something from the 5 &10 when I was a...

...I stole something from the 5 &10 when I was a little kid, but my mom made me take it back. :o
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By 3alarmer

...again, those are not major rust issues. And...

...again, those are not major rust issues. And yes, that is more than reasonable as a price. I would be hesitant to offer less.
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By 3alarmer

...the paint on that looks pretty good to me. I...

...the paint on that looks pretty good to me. I think the odds are pretty good what you're seeing is some corrosion between the paint and the exterior surface of the top tube. The Casati I bought...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,190
Posted By 3alarmer

...it's quite surprising to find a Kellogg frame...

...it's quite surprising to find a Kellogg frame in good condition like that and more or less mechanically intact for 50 bucks. So it was a comment about April Fool's jokes. I have one of his...
06-13-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By 3alarmer

...before you blame the BB bearing assemblies, it...

...before you blame the BB bearing assemblies, it only takes a minute or two to look for interference of one of the crank arms. It's usually the front derailleur cage that is interfering on a new...
06-13-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,183
Posted By 3alarmer

...I'm not certain "bending down more" is exactly...

...I'm not certain "bending down more" is exactly what I meant. If your back hurts when you ride this, there's a very good reason for it. And if your back hurts every time you ride it, you won't...
06-13-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,183
Posted By 3alarmer

...I have no advice at this point. I think (but...

...I have no advice at this point. I think (but do not know for certain)what you are experiencing is the process of adapting to a new riding position that is much different than what you've attempted...
06-13-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,270
Posted By 3alarmer

...sir, I take great exception to this portrayal...

...sir, I take great exception to this portrayal (which I have heard from others before. :notamused: )
06-13-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,270
Posted By 3alarmer

...I live in Sacramento. While the majority of my...

...I live in Sacramento. While the majority of my miles here are now on the American river bike trail, I commuted and shopped for many, many years here on three speed Raleigh's and Schwinn's...even...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,282
Posted By 3alarmer

...yes. That's not very much money for that...

...yes. That's not very much money for that particular bicycle in good riding condition. The new tyres and tubes might not be what you'd have chosen, and it's pretty hard to judge anything else with...
06-12-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,183
Posted By 3alarmer

...let's go back and read the original situation:...

...let's go back and read the original situation:



You seem to be stuck back in time, from when you worked in some bike shop somewhere, or raced crits, or something. This is not a conventional...
06-12-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,183
Posted By 3alarmer

...if this is your first road bike (as stated),...

...if this is your first road bike (as stated), and you have never gotten used to the more forward lean position most people use when riding them, it's entirely possible that it will take you a while...
06-12-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,183
Posted By 3alarmer

...you try it if it's your first road bike and...

...you try it if it's your first road bike and you don't understand fit,balance, and your ideal saddle position. Nice generalization, though. Kudos.
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By 3alarmer

...the earlier CF reinforced plastic frames like...

...the earlier CF reinforced plastic frames like this one are not especially valuable. There were many issues with them, not the least of which was that some of them came apart at various joints and...
06-11-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By 3alarmer

...if your goal is to gear up a little for road...

...if your goal is to gear up a little for road use versus gravel, have you considered running a smaller cluster in the back ? You can usually do this easily and relatively cheaply. But I guess I...
06-10-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,738
Posted By 3alarmer

...whenever I see a picture of a bike with that...

...whenever I see a picture of a bike with that much saddle to bar drop and the saddle tilted waaay forward like that, my neck starts to ache. :)
Replies: 56
Views: 2,723
Posted By 3alarmer

...now that I look at it again, those long point...

...now that I look at it again, those long point frame lugs that appear to have been hand filed are not typical of most of the French production bikes from the big three makers that I have seen in...
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Views: 2,723
Posted By 3alarmer

...I'm not trying to be snarky here, so please...

...I'm not trying to be snarky here, so please don't take it that way. But Peugeot bicycles can be difficult to correctly ID even when they still have the original paint and decals on them. The seat...
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By 3alarmer

....in 1964, the good bikes like this one were...

....in 1964, the good bikes like this one were built up in various ways by owner preference. If you look on that Condorino site, there's an article on NOS mystery Legnano's that explains some of...
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Views: 549
Posted By 3alarmer

...Falck was used by them for a long time. And it...

...Falck was used by them for a long time. And it had certain dimensions. I'm not certain when Reynolds became available as an option, but if they are anything like Legnano in history, (and they were...
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Views: 549
Posted By 3alarmer

...I have a similar 60's Frejus, and I too cannot...

...I have a similar 60's Frejus, and I too cannot recall the exact price I paid because it was four or five years ago. Somewhere between 500 and 600 dollars IIRC. $600 seems about right.

I think...
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Views: 698
Posted By 3alarmer

...bicycles as an investment.

...bicycles as an investment.
06-09-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By 3alarmer

...if the hex socket is rounded as you say, I...

...if the hex socket is rounded as you say, I would just bite the bullet and drill. As you probably have surmised, you need a bit about the same size in diameter as the inside of the receiver part...
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By 3alarmer

...why in the world would anyone go to all the...

...why in the world would anyone go to all the trouble of repainting a 3 speed Raleigh as some sort of scam and then sell it for $200 ? And yeah, if you look at the photo again I think you'll see...
06-07-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1974-Maeda-888-Su...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1974-Maeda-888-SunTour-Pro-Compe-Gold-5-Speed-Freewheel-14-24-English/273877544060?hash=item3fc45fac7c:g:JLkAAOSwi-9c-CUF#viTabs_0

...this will work, but I'm not...
06-07-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By 3alarmer

...I agree about the freewheel. I have one of...

...I agree about the freewheel. I have one of these rear derailleurs on a Moto Grand Jubilee and it won't take a 28 tooth rear cog at all. There's a problem in the world of freewheels now, where...
06-06-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By 3alarmer

...replacing a fork (even one on a bike that...

...replacing a fork (even one on a bike that old), is not something I would recommend that a novice do by him or herself. If there's a bike co-op near you, go there to look for used forks and some...
06-03-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,452
Posted By 3alarmer

...but with pressurized gas you can shoot paint...

...but with pressurized gas you can shoot paint balls. :)
06-03-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By 3alarmer

...if it were me, I'd just buy another Shimano BB...

...if it were me, I'd just buy another Shimano BB tool for the other side, so you can use both of them at the same time. They're not real expensive....
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