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04-08-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By SurferRosa

Posted yesterday. ...

Posted yesterday.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1197615-chip-flip-foose.html
04-07-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By SurferRosa

I went through this pre-plague a few months ago. ...

I went through this pre-plague a few months ago. When I added a new bike to the mix, stuff got shifted between four other bikes. Mostly cockpits and cranksets. It's not a big deal unless you're...
04-07-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By SurferRosa

Sounds about right. My big saddle bag stays on...

Sounds about right. My big saddle bag stays on one bike. The second biggest stays in a drawer, and the remaining four bikes usually share two cheap little bags, like these:
...
04-07-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By SurferRosa

Loved him in Life Goes On. :thumb:

Loved him in Life Goes On. :thumb:
04-07-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 643
Posted By SurferRosa

The only time I say "c&v" is on this forum. ...

The only time I say "c&v" is on this forum. Elsewhere, it's just "vintage."

When discussing the virus, I go with "bat wing plague."
04-07-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 245,842
Posted By SurferRosa

That's a lot of damage from just a single...

That's a lot of damage from just a single incident.
04-06-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 182
Posted By SurferRosa

I have thin, Italian cups. No spindle. PM me if...

I have thin, Italian cups. No spindle. PM me if needed.
04-06-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 245,842
Posted By SurferRosa

Yeah, I prefer the look, too. But I didn't really...

Yeah, I prefer the look, too. But I didn't really think about it as that was the brakeset already on the bike, and I had the newish hoods in my bin. Maybe for a '91, non-aeros look a little out of...
04-06-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,731
Posted By SurferRosa

Thai funk. They've given several interviews...

Thai funk.

They've given several interviews if you're interested.
04-05-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 403
Posted By SurferRosa

Probably to leave the original paint.

Probably to leave the original paint.
04-05-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By SurferRosa

Yeah, those should have been tossed well before...

Yeah, those should have been tossed well before the pic.

They're about $10 shipped on ebay, so no need to keep shoddy ones.

Add "mesh" or "crochet" to your "padded cycling gloves" ebay search.
04-05-20, 01:32 PM
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Views: 7,819,549
Posted By SurferRosa

https://i.imgur.com/OI5rsgP.gif .

https://i.imgur.com/OI5rsgP.gif
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04-05-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,719
Posted By SurferRosa

Did you post it on the Billings or Missoula...

Did you post it on the Billings or Missoula craigslist? However you found him, nice job. :thumb:
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By SurferRosa

And those don't appear to be very wide tires. ...

And those don't appear to be very wide tires.




All mine have 2-3cm of clearance.

The 1960 Schwinn has 4cm.
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By SurferRosa

Maybe the price reflects mismatched wheels. He...

Maybe the price reflects mismatched wheels. He has a schrader valve in the rear and presta in front. If you visit him, maybe he can hook you up with a matching wheelset. The c&v market is so low...
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By SurferRosa

Sure looks like the fork is bent. There's not...

Sure looks like the fork is bent. There's not any room between the tire and down tube. I wouldn't touch it.
04-04-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By SurferRosa

Yeah, but can you look down the valve hole to the...

Yeah, but can you look down the valve hole to the perfectly centered hub label, and is the rim label oriented to the drive-side?
04-04-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By SurferRosa

I noticed most all the c&v guys I rode with last...

I noticed most all the c&v guys I rode with last summer wear padded half-gloves, so I started using 'em too, especially when I ride my bikes with cotton tape. I never ride in hot/humid weather, so...
04-04-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 343
Posted By SurferRosa

I've had to do a few things for this to work...

I've had to do a few things for this to work consistently, like backing-off the nut and re-lubing the bolt threads before trying again. It can be rather difficult to separate the assembly after the...
04-04-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 245,842
Posted By SurferRosa

Finished this '91 Trek 400. I bought it for its...

Finished this '91 Trek 400. I bought it for its Mavic/Superbe wheelset that I needed for a Schwinn. I found a Trek wheelset in super shape that came off a similar, but older model. Most of the...
04-04-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 603
Posted By SurferRosa

I'd lower the fd quite a bit and hacksaw those...

I'd lower the fd quite a bit and hacksaw those skewers. :thumb:
04-04-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By SurferRosa

We wish. When you people -- yes, it is proper to...

We wish. When you people -- yes, it is proper to use the inflammatory and coded slur "you people" here -- try to abbreviate your tire choice (tubs, tubies, teletubbies, etc.) with your usual lack of...
04-03-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 640
Posted By SurferRosa

I'm gonna disagree, just from experience while...

I'm gonna disagree, just from experience while riding about 100 blocks of smooth trail to the grocery. It's fun passing guys on modern bikes with my '75 Moto's loaded grocery pannier (plus a full...
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By SurferRosa

Instead of using gender to describe these frames,...

Instead of using gender to describe these frames, use "step-thru" or "step-through."

If it applies, you can be even more specific. Your Peugeot step-thru pictured above is a mixte frame.
04-02-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,365
Posted By SurferRosa

Best bang for yer buck Gonna say the early...

Best bang for yer buck

Gonna say the early '80s mid (or upper-mid) level bikes when they got bottle bosses and spread to 126. Some that come to mind:

Univega Gran Rally
Moto Grand Jubile ...
04-02-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 817
Posted By SurferRosa

I only use the Park hcw-5 lock ring spanner, and...

I only use the Park hcw-5 lock ring spanner, and never really had much of a problem across a wide variety of vintage road bikes.
...
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By SurferRosa

I think there were two years the GR was full 531,...

I think there were two years the GR was full 531, '76 and '77.

One of the nicest GJs was the 1980 with a Vitus 172 frame.
04-02-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By SurferRosa

The subject frameset is listed in the parts...

The subject frameset is listed in the parts section. He states both Renton and Bellevue as locations.

I'm up in North Seattle (near Green Lake) if he can deliver up here.
04-02-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 640
Posted By SurferRosa

I use a Blackburn rear rack attached to the...

I use a Blackburn rear rack attached to the nutted brake bolt and hang from it a Banjo Brothers grocery pannier. I also use a messenger bag slung over my shoulder.
04-02-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By SurferRosa

Passing c&v on to others Too bad you can't...

Passing c&v on to others

Too bad you can't just ride the bus and spread it that way.
04-01-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By SurferRosa

Assume you mean a higher gear (smaller rear cog)....

Assume you mean a higher gear (smaller rear cog). I'd check chain length and overhaul the rear derailleur and both shifters. Use a little grease between the shifter assembly. Reassemble and test. If...
04-01-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By SurferRosa

Buy folding Paselas for the worse bike of the...

Buy folding Paselas for the worse bike of the two, ride it, and then decide what the other bike gets.

As far as british spellings, I like "grey."
04-01-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 521
Posted By SurferRosa

Also check out the 2019 Pavarotti documentary...

Also check out the 2019 Pavarotti documentary (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavarotti_(film)) that's recently made its way to cable. He's a real sweetheart.
04-01-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,402
Posted By SurferRosa

I'm not convinced by the op's apology in the...

I'm not convinced by the op's apology in the thread title.
04-01-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,124
Posted By SurferRosa

Cheers. And where can I see pics of your 531SL...

Cheers. And where can I see pics of your 531SL bike?

​​​​​​​We need a 531SL thread. (Just wish I had one.)
03-31-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By SurferRosa

I usually buy either the kmc X8 or sram pc850,...

I usually buy either the kmc X8 or sram pc850, whichever is less expensive.
03-31-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By SurferRosa

This reminds me of that time I was stuck inside...

This reminds me of that time I was stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues (again).
03-31-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,216
Posted By SurferRosa

Sounds like a ton of good stuff and a ton of fun....

Sounds like a ton of good stuff and a ton of fun. With the tools and a workbench, you can do it all. Start with one bike. The one that fits you best.
03-31-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,719
Posted By SurferRosa

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https://live.staticflickr.com/5129/5235597562_41ba0c9a43_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/1909/30005086797_4f85fb2952_c.jpg
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03-31-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,221
Posted By SurferRosa

Someone should start a wacky ebay thread.

Someone should start a wacky ebay thread.
03-31-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By SurferRosa

Often, one of the most frustrating jobs,...

Often, one of the most frustrating jobs, especially with Suntour.

Good work. :thumb:[/color]
03-30-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 709
Posted By SurferRosa

126mm rear hubs sometimes need a little more room...

126mm rear hubs sometimes need a little more room for a Sunrace 7-speed, just depends on the hub. The difference maker for me can be axle length. I like a little more axle showing on each side of...
03-30-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 709
Posted By SurferRosa

I primarily use chromed Sunrace now. Their...

I primarily use chromed Sunrace now. Their chromed 7-speeds seem to be the nicest ones, followed by the chromed 6-speeds (if you can find them). Never had a Sunrace fail. I have one IRD left. And I...
03-30-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,523
Posted By SurferRosa

The 1955 award winning Spanish film, Death of a...

The 1955 award winning Spanish film, Death of a Cyclist (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_a_Cyclist), is on TCM (on demand) this month. More a tale of doomed lovers, but worth a peek if...
03-30-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By SurferRosa

In the rear, it's usually 1/4" balls, 9 per side,...

In the rear, it's usually 1/4" balls, 9 per side, but you always want to disassemble and verify.

For a 30-yr abandoned bike, you should rebuild both hubs, the bottom bracket and headset just to...
03-29-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By SurferRosa

Fixed for orientation and masked for superflu. ...

Fixed for orientation and masked for superflu.

https://i.imgur.com/IqgtMah.jpg
03-29-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,155
Posted By SurferRosa

At least c&v is still in demand by someone. ...

At least c&v is still in demand by someone.

This might be the only bike I'd use for those red bullseye pulleys. Nah, I'd probably deanodize and polish everything. <ducks>
03-29-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By SurferRosa

Carl didn't want to use a Nuovo Record (or...

Carl didn't want to use a Nuovo Record (or Suntour) rear derailleur?
03-29-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By SurferRosa

Here ya go: Park Tool SPA-1 on ebay...

Here ya go:

Park Tool SPA-1 on ebay...
03-29-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 685
Posted By SurferRosa

The collective "c&v we." I'll try to pull up the...

The collective "c&v we." I'll try to pull up the thread where we all decided this very democratically and judiciously, but it may have been permanently removed to protect voter anonymity. Several...
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