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07-21-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,343
Posted By SurferRosa

Even though I've made the transition to 25mm...

Even though I've made the transition to 25mm tires on most of my bikes, I was thinking how great it felt to be carving it up on 23s. Just a perfect road for a narrow tire.

Next year, I should...
07-21-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By SurferRosa

The thing you have going for you here is that the...

The thing you have going for you here is that the Galaxy's rear triangle is really beefy. Only the main triangle is db531. (Not sure about the fork.)

But, unless you have a pile of parts and...
07-21-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By SurferRosa

Not sure what you mean. With this cable guide,...

Not sure what you mean. With this cable guide, the only housing necessary is the short piece between your chainstay guide and the rear derailleur.



No, it should work fine.

Maybe someone...
07-20-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By SurferRosa

Sounds like you need one of these...

Sounds like you need one of these (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Campagnolo-Used-626-A-Downtube-Bottom-Bracket-Cable-Guide/254270703371?epid=1901033521&hash=item3b33b7070b:g:DFYAAOSwAyddDDo1).

A zeus...
07-20-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,343
Posted By SurferRosa

. https://i.imgur.com/TPAMWWv.jpg ...

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https://i.imgur.com/TPAMWWv.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/i2MEv8A.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/V1SGtUe.jpg
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07-20-19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,540
Posted By SurferRosa

Mic drop.

Mic drop.
07-20-19, 12:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By SurferRosa

Well ... I'd like to be the first to tell the op,...

Well ... I'd like to be the first to tell the op, "you're welcome."

:D
07-19-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,540
Posted By SurferRosa

I've only parted out one bike with both the...

I've only parted out one bike with both the intention of making some cash and being able to clean up and polish some vintage Campy bits I find therapeutic. It was a very tall '70s Lygie with nearly...
07-19-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,540
Posted By SurferRosa

"Nevah!" ...

"Nevah!"

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/villains/images/4/4a/Cool-hand-luke-martin.jpg
07-18-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 136,411
Posted By SurferRosa

Route the front brake cable all the way under the...

Route the front brake cable all the way under the bar tape like you've done with the rear. Route the rear cable outside (in front of) the front cable, then on around the non-drive side of the head...
07-18-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By SurferRosa

So are these....

So are these. (https://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc-bicycle-brake-cable-clamp-disc-brake-cable-pipe-line-clamp-organizer-IS-Ff/153517979564?hash=item23be6277ac&var&_trkparms=ispr%3D1) :thumb:
07-18-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By SurferRosa

You're lucky that you can have all that...

You're lucky that you can have all that flexibility in size. My one bike that has a half inch longer top tube just feels a little weird...

SR made a nice riser bar that you can also flip downward....
07-18-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 51,451
Views: 6,735,719
Posted By SurferRosa

Love all the drive-side photos the seller...

Love all the drive-side photos the seller includes with his $1000, flat-tired bike.
07-18-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 243
Posted By SurferRosa

Never seen one on a TC (or CT), so, probably not....

Never seen one on a TC (or CT), so, probably not.

Look closely at the down and top tubes for any bulges.
07-17-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,519
Posted By SurferRosa

Use Fizik. Makes it so easy. Start at the bottom....

Use Fizik. Makes it so easy. Start at the bottom. Wrap "out." Pull it taut. Make a figure-8 around the lever, like this:

https://youtu.be/E12YaX_tuGw

Use a pen or marker to plan where you want...
07-17-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 51,451
Views: 6,735,719
Posted By SurferRosa

54cm 1985 raleigh (753?) frameset and headset...

54cm 1985 raleigh (753?) frameset and headset near Seattle for $100.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/edmonds-1985/6934178580.html
...
07-17-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,826
Posted By SurferRosa

[/color] I'm already lost... :foo:

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I'm already lost... :foo:
07-17-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By SurferRosa

I hope that's a typo. Those white...

I hope that's a typo.



Those white tires look wider than that. I'd go with 25s and use the current fenders.

As far as fit and brake lever placement ... before retaping the bars, move the...
07-17-19, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By SurferRosa

If the Asahi is on tap, I'll take it. If not,...

If the Asahi is on tap, I'll take it. If not, make it a Kirin Ichiban.

Wait, what?
07-16-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,469
Posted By SurferRosa

This thread tells me I need a nicer looking...

This thread tells me I need a nicer looking saddle roll for my non-brooks bikes.

But I also like the idea of using a wwii era pouch and bungee.




Those are only £40 in basic colors at Spa...
07-16-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By SurferRosa

Is that the saddle that was on it? Maybe it's...

Is that the saddle that was on it? Maybe it's worth fixing.

This bike is sorta like my Dawes. The cool factor makes it all worth it.

You could also just shine up the frame and display it until...
07-16-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By SurferRosa

I just freed a stuck bolt in the rear nds eyelet...

I just freed a stuck bolt in the rear nds eyelet on the '70s Galaxy I'm working on. I used a small drill bit and just kept going at it until I removed a lot of bolt ... then I could finally unscrew...
07-16-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By SurferRosa

Try emailing Scott here: ...

Try emailing Scott here:

info@sdbicyclegarage.com

He had lock washers. He might have the lock nuts, too.
07-16-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 664
Posted By SurferRosa

It lowers itself when the casket slides in and...

It lowers itself when the casket slides in and the 400 lb driver gets behind the wheel.

.

Hi. You were the large, angry man driving a hearse, and I was the one on the bike you were yelling at...
07-15-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By SurferRosa

https://bend.craigslist.org/bik/d/bend-classic-cen...

https://bend.craigslist.org/bik/d/bend-classic-centurion/6925424962.html
07-15-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 664
Posted By SurferRosa

Is this the "missed connections" thread? Hi....

Is this the "missed connections" thread?

Hi. I saw you on your Motobécane at the Piggly Wiggly. You fell while trying to clip-in, and a short, chubby boy pointed and laughed loudly at you before...
07-15-19, 02:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By SurferRosa

Besides its impressive quality and beauty, it...

Besides its impressive quality and beauty, it looks like everything everyone wants right now in a do-it-all vintage bike.

And it sounds like the one-handed, Swedish wrestler/cyclist/weightlifting...
07-14-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 799
Posted By SurferRosa

Mid '70s ... where 531 ruled the road and rock...

Mid '70s ... where 531 ruled the road and rock ruled the radio.
07-14-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By SurferRosa

'87 was the pinnacle for many fans of vintage...

'87 was the pinnacle for many fans of vintage steel bikes. Thereafter, everything started going to ****.

But I still prefer non-aero levers. They simply look better.
07-14-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By SurferRosa

Overhaul the whole bike, including the rear...

Overhaul the whole bike, including the rear derailleur, which probably works just fine.

Make sure you know how to remove the "stuck" suntour barcons. I'd go with them in place of the grip...
07-14-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By SurferRosa

Give them away for the good karma and possible...

Give them away for the good karma and possible write-off.
07-13-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By SurferRosa

My '75 Grand Record has a long top tube. Too...

My '75 Grand Record has a long top tube. Too long for me, actually.

I wish I had a longer torso. Long reach stems are all kinds of sexy. Sadly, all mine are around 90mm.
07-13-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By SurferRosa

I know all about it. You now gotta message...

I know all about it.

You now gotta message the seller to ensure the Sunrace freewheel is as pictured. But this has been happening for years.

I do agree with you that IRD should be your first...
07-13-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 136,411
Posted By SurferRosa

Ran into a couple snags while overhauling the...

Ran into a couple snags while overhauling the front Pelissier high-flange hub on my '70s Dawes. One of the locknuts was loose, so I immediate thought something might be ruined. Sure enough, the tip...
07-13-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By SurferRosa

This same thing has happened to me two or three...

This same thing has happened to me two or three times over the years. The last time was just a month or so ago. Basic black isn't a problem, but the ones they shipped instead had that horrible,...
07-12-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By SurferRosa

JMO, but this is not the kind of bike you should...

JMO, but this is not the kind of bike you should be upgrading with new wheels and brakes.

Aluminum rims in size 27" are a good upgrade for this low level schwinn, but you will want to find a used...
07-12-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,188
Posted By SurferRosa

That is ridic. But I do understand it. You...

That is ridic. But I do understand it.

You need to find a poor soul like me in your neighborhood that would do all that (and probably more) for a 6-pack of Fullers ESB and bag of herb.
07-12-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 136,411
Posted By SurferRosa

That is great. Feels like (c&v) things are back...

That is great. Feels like (c&v) things are back to some normalcy around here. All it took was another month of summer...

I sold two bikes recently and got a really good offer on my Schwinn I...
07-11-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,125
Posted By SurferRosa

I always watch these things at 1.5x, so, not a...

I always watch these things at 1.5x, so, not a big deal.

The late '70s Dawes I'm building will be about 20 lbs heavier. :thumb: And I'm excited.

But it's been so fun building it up, I don't...
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By SurferRosa

. Cycles Rétro-Peugeot...

.
Cycles Rétro-Peugeot (http://www.peugeotshow.com/)

http://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/Brochures%20USA/Brochures%20USA.htm
.
07-11-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,125
Posted By SurferRosa

That's odd... The youtube comments are all...

That's odd... The youtube comments are all negative.

:innocent:
07-11-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By SurferRosa

I love Triomphe. Victory, too.

I love Triomphe. Victory, too.
07-10-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By SurferRosa

Neat idea. :thumb:

Neat idea. :thumb:
07-10-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By SurferRosa

Depends on the item. There's nothing more...

Depends on the item. There's nothing more beautiful than nuovo record brake levers that are without any rash. The anodization glows. Same with the cranks when they're perfect. Glowing.

The bad...
07-10-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By SurferRosa

It's been more difficult to strip black...

It's been more difficult to strip black anodization for me as opposed to clear anodization. I did it yesterday with a seatpost and pedal clips. It took several applications of oven cleaner (with...
07-10-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,129
Posted By SurferRosa

The correct way to build the black/red GR is with...

The correct way to build the black/red GR is with red housing, gumwalls, red tape, and a black Brooks.

http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Motobecane/74/07_Grand_Record.jpg
07-09-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 136,411
Posted By SurferRosa

These clips have to be among the lightest in the...

These clips have to be among the lightest in the cosmos. They read, MIRA Light Alloy. Hopefully oven cleaner will do its job.

https://i.imgur.com/QOL902y.jpg
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07-09-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 136,411
Posted By SurferRosa

Needed pedals and a saddle for the Dawes. Picked...

Needed pedals and a saddle for the Dawes. Picked up three saddles at Recycled Cycles (two turbos and a san marco for $10/ea) and two sets of pedals ($15) at 2020 here in seattle. Some black Sugru...
07-09-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By SurferRosa

Neither. Do a full rebuild on it, overhauling all...

Neither. Do a full rebuild on it, overhauling all componentry, and build it up however it suits you. The general consensus around here is to use period-correct parts and new consumables.
07-09-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 136,411
Posted By SurferRosa

The old Dawes I picked up Saturday came with a...

The old Dawes I picked up Saturday came with a modern black seatpost. The first step was to use a pipe cutter. I saw no need to bury all that extra post in the tube.
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