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10-29-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By unworthy1

I'm late to this party but NICE to see a tool...

I'm late to this party but NICE to see a tool that engages all 6 pin-holes (rather than just 2 as the "factory, but for non-mechanics" tool) The ring is a known trouble spot so besides soaking the...
10-29-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By unworthy1

FWIW the 3-pin was also OEM on Motobecane Grand...

FWIW the 3-pin was also OEM on Motobecane Grand Record, let's say from '74 to '75...(experts may revise this shot from memory) I'll have to find the catalogs to confirm and/or count the teeth on my...
10-28-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 456
Posted By unworthy1

Dunno, maybe something to do with Colin Laing (UK...

Dunno, maybe something to do with Colin Laing (UK and then Arizona-based)? In any case my advice: BUY now, ask questions later (when you can take better pix, too)!
10-28-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 58,666
Views: 8,597,609
Posted By unworthy1

paging malcala622 I think he's in La...

paging malcala622 I think he's in La Mirada...might be a Chiorda or one of the dozens of "bullet stay cap" Italian frames, but this DOES have an (early) Campy RD and maybe Universal brakes...
10-26-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3,305
Views: 291,343
Posted By unworthy1

PM incoming

PM incoming
10-26-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By unworthy1

Never heard of "Temo" brand but have used the...

Never heard of "Temo" brand but have used the similar (I think) "Cratex" brand which come it many sizes and shapes and degrees of coarseness from "coarse" to extra-fine. Cratex uses mostly...
10-26-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3,305
Views: 291,343
Posted By unworthy1

Swapping forks and headsets I find I once again...

Swapping forks and headsets I find I once again have an ALMOST working kludge, but my Tange Levin CDS Headset has a 26.4 crownrace and the fork I want to use needs a 27.0 race.
If anybody wants to...
10-25-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,075
Posted By unworthy1

Thanks for the update on Bernie, Gary. Glad to...

Thanks for the update on Bernie, Gary. Glad to hear he's still truckin' along with us.
10-24-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 441
Posted By unworthy1

Yep (paste) wax is a topic close to my heart...

Yep (paste) wax is a topic close to my heart cause I used to do a lot of furniture work. The Mother's that is NON-cleaner does have either mostly carnauba wax or more likely as much as they can add...
10-23-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 441
Posted By unworthy1

Really nice frame and if you have the means you...

Really nice frame and if you have the means you could spot-apply some acid solution to that forkcrown to eliminate the rust, I find phosphoric acid works faster than oxalic but Barkeepers Friend...
10-23-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By unworthy1

These guys give clueless, full-of-themselves...

These guys give clueless, full-of-themselves hipsters a bad name!

They only price these products according to what the market will bear

(in Dubai).
10-21-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By unworthy1

That's much better! I revise my comment: well...

That's much better! I revise my comment: well done, Daverup!
10-21-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By unworthy1

Really like what you've done with this, EXcept I...

Really like what you've done with this, EXcept I will have to take it on faith that the handlebar tape is a better color than the pix show! the (apparent) color mis-match ruins what is otherwise a...
10-21-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By unworthy1

Could be a later (1980s) Mistral, but if an...

Could be a later (1980s) Mistral, but if an earlier one would have either a wrap-over or fastback seat cluster plus the distinctive "long spearpoint" Prugnat lugs as shown in this catalog screengrab...
10-20-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By unworthy1

Might be good to mention the OLN rear width: 126?...

Might be good to mention the OLN rear width: 126? GLWS that's a very fair price for the quality IMO
10-19-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 58,666
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Posted By unworthy1

Think it's nothing more that a "front" caliper in...

Think it's nothing more that a "front" caliper in the rear
10-19-20, 12:31 PM
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Views: 291,343
Posted By unworthy1

no prob, and who knows I might have some 105...

no prob, and who knows I might have some 105 lever hoods but not sure if they'd be white, more likely black if any at all
10-19-20, 12:29 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

What model pedals do you want (PD-6400 or...)?

What model pedals do you want (PD-6400 or...)?
10-19-20, 12:27 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

I that case I Might have one (or even 2) but will...

I that case I Might have one (or even 2) but will need time to search a couple spots Thanks for this info and danarello PM me if you want/need Exage hood(s)
10-19-20, 11:49 AM
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Views: 291,343
Posted By unworthy1

Would one from an "Exage" lever fit?

Would one from an "Exage" lever fit?
10-19-20, 11:46 AM
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Views: 291,343
Posted By unworthy1

I have one, but what parts are you trying for?...

I have one, but what parts are you trying for? This is a rear and does not have the cable clamp-pinch bolt or square "washer" that grabs the cable, AND the cable housing adjuster (tho I may be able...
10-18-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By unworthy1

It sure looks like a Cinelli investment-cast...

It sure looks like a Cinelli investment-cast "CCM" model BB shell, and those were sold without and with Cinelli logo cast into the rectangle on bottom, EXCEPT does not appear to have the small oval...
10-16-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By unworthy1

No idea what a Dolan Track frame would look like...

No idea what a Dolan Track frame would look like (prototype or not) but let's try for a pic-assist.
That's a "fastback" style seat cluster and not sure what's up with the pinch-bolt on the drive...
10-16-20, 06:07 PM
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Views: 8,597,609
Posted By unworthy1

These are fully chrome plated under that very...

These are fully chrome plated under that very early 80s paint! You have a chainstay-mount rear brake on these and if it's toast there are BMX replacements that fit and work pretty well
10-15-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By unworthy1

Have a pair but no markings and no recall of the...

Have a pair but no markings and no recall of the brand, a bit like the earlier Weyless skewer but more svelte, I think they were an American brand FWIW (Not American Classic) wracking my brain does...
10-15-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By unworthy1

Here's an update from today's CR list from a...

Here's an update from today's CR list from a member:

"The Bob Jackson website is not quite up-to-date.

I just contacted Donald Thomas, the current owner, and he said that they
got a flood of...
10-14-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By unworthy1

I am not sure if GPM made LUGS, they made a lot...

I am not sure if GPM made LUGS, they made a lot of other frame bits but I don't recall ever seeing lugs in any catalog of theirs. These with the triangle cut-outs are again a very often-used lugset...
10-14-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By unworthy1

Sorry but both those are off-the-shelf items used...

Sorry but both those are off-the-shelf items used by MANY (mostly Italian) builders so not good clues, The stay cap treatment is a "bit" distinctive but not enough to point to a name (for me,...
10-14-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By unworthy1

Just a guess but with that vintage and the 26.2...

Just a guess but with that vintage and the 26.2 seatpost (are you sure it's the right size and fits well? is the tube/clamp pinched?) you MAY have something that has metric gauge tubing, Tig-weldable...
10-14-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By unworthy1

as I understand things the 753 forkblades were...

as I understand things the 753 forkblades were similar to regular 531 in that they are "taper gauge" but said to be thinner walls and because 753 is heat treated they come pre-raked from Reynolds and...
10-14-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,124
Posted By unworthy1

Usually the "heart shaped stop" was in fact meant...

Usually the "heart shaped stop" was in fact meant to be paired with a clamp that had a sort of "diamond" or lozenge shape to the clamp, like your classic Campy NR, and the copies. In that case one of...
10-14-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By unworthy1

it's "phonetic" for the Italian letters G.P.M....

it's "phonetic" for the Italian letters G.P.M. so: Ji -Pee- Emmay more or less in exaggerated 'Murican English. That's a short "i" sound in "Ji" but some Italian speakers would make it more like...
10-14-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By unworthy1

Sad News: Bob Jackson (Leeds, UK) to close

Heard via the CR list, and confirmed by a local framebulder (Kevin Sayles) who lives nearby and got his start building there:
"I'm afraid it is true Norris, and all, Jackson's will be closing more...
10-13-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By unworthy1

Nope, and not sure I'd trust the Reynolds 653...

Nope, and not sure I'd trust the Reynolds 653 stickers since this seems more likely to be Italian (lugs, frame bits and Columbus DOs) but it's possible I suppose. I'd bet on something Columbus and...
10-12-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 811
Posted By unworthy1

the link from Germany_chris takes you to a 1-1/8"...

the link from Germany_chris takes you to a 1-1/8" Passage, but the Pic in the post looks like a 1" Falcon (which has sealed bearings) and if the Falcon is available for $21 (in any country) I'm...
10-11-20, 12:18 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

Is this the Match company that had a Tim Isaacs...

Is this the Match company that had a Tim Isaacs association and made some Paramounts (if IRCC)?
10-11-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By unworthy1

I will confess (Father, will this count?) to...

I will confess (Father, will this count?) to using zip-ties inappropriately in the past. Way in the past. Nothing like having the exhaust system drop and drag on a freeway when you thought "oh this...
10-10-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 662
Posted By unworthy1

Do I mis-remember (again) that there was somebody...

Do I mis-remember (again) that there was somebody offering re-pops of the classic Universal hoods (in this modern age)? Was it Robbie Fellowes (who was making a lot of Campy hood re-pops) or somebody...
10-10-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,463
Posted By unworthy1

Ciocc (though a nickname for Pelizzioli, he was...

Ciocc (though a nickname for Pelizzioli, he was racer)
One for Canada: Steve Bauer
Battaglin (another Giovanni)
10-09-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By unworthy1

I do remember that VW jack, could be very...

I do remember that VW jack, could be very precarious if you really lifted it to fullest height.
The Dedacciai Zero Uno tube set with this decal was their second from top of line and might have a...
10-09-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By unworthy1

anybody know who built them for Performance? They...

anybody know who built them for Performance? They had some interesting contractors but don't know about who on a Tange frame from this era
10-09-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By unworthy1

I have a single rear ST 4700, it's currently...

I have a single rear ST 4700, it's currently missing the cable adjuster, I MIGHT find one but if you want it in present condition I'd make it priced accordingly. Condition is "good" some scuffs and...
10-04-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By unworthy1

I am with T-Mar on this: a "Torresini (Torpado...

I am with T-Mar on this: a "Torresini (Torpado and Italvega)... would be the leading candidate for manufacturer." and as he says, too early to be a genuine "Sarroni-licensed" frame and certainly...
10-03-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By unworthy1

THIS is getting interesting thanks to T-Mar...

THIS is getting interesting thanks to T-Mar getting into it, I'm subscribing!
10-03-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By unworthy1

hmmm, early frame for sure and with that BB...

hmmm, early frame for sure and with that BB shell: Torresini made (perhaps)? Unsure about if legit 531 but it's certainly not out of the question (other Italian builders used it, but not "many"). The...
10-01-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By unworthy1

Some will also say grinding aluminum is...

Some will also say grinding aluminum is bad/dangerous for the grinding wheel, too (besides the AL dust) but I never knew that the hundreds of times I ground something made of AL alloy. It sure does...
10-01-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,638
Posted By unworthy1

I seem to collect pumps, have many (some might...

I seem to collect pumps, have many (some might say too many) floor pumps and frame pumps. Most are Silca, a couple have the fancy after-market Japan heads, most do not. I have other brands too. I fix...
10-01-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By unworthy1

There might be more offerings in the "BMX" stem...

There might be more offerings in the "BMX" stem category than looking for road bike stems. I once tried to turn down a quill in a lathe and that was an adventure! Probably would not have been if I'd...
09-30-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 451
Posted By unworthy1

No idea about those "what the hell?" parts are,...

No idea about those "what the hell?" parts are, somebody else will have to ID them. You have worn RD pullies but seem to be mostly un-cracked (maybe one is cracked); the single Campy Barcon is a...
09-30-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 451
Posted By unworthy1

These interest me to see close-ups (but maybe...

These interest me to see close-ups (but maybe others will have other requests)
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