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01-25-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,044
Posted By tiger1964

Sadly, no photos, and cannot recall if I...

Sadly, no photos, and cannot recall if I "donated" our cameras a couple of years ago, or simply threw them in the trash. I recall (A) Argus C-3 35mm rangefinder; my high school drafting teacher in...
01-22-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By tiger1964

Fork looks bent.

Fork looks bent.
01-09-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,207
Posted By tiger1964

Lane Automotive Museum in Nashville, TN, is...

Lane Automotive Museum in Nashville, TN, is obviously a car museum but has a rather nice bicycle wing. I'm guessing 2000 to 2500 square feet for the bike part. (warning: that was 4 years ago, I...
01-08-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,690
Posted By tiger1964

And I wouldn't touch a bike with aero...

And I wouldn't touch a bike with aero levers/cables/hoods, unless it can be "undone". Fortunately, I'm discovering that C&V is a big tent.
12-31-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By tiger1964

For those near both an Aldi and a Lidl, a few...

For those near both an Aldi and a Lidl, a few months ago (and most of their consumer products deal-of-the-week items seem to recur every few months) I picked up an extensive assortment of Dremelesque...
12-30-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By tiger1964

Because it's almost Celeste? ;) ;) ;)​​​​​​​ ...

Because it's almost Celeste? ;) ;) ;)​​​​​​​ ;)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
12-28-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 15,516
Posted By tiger1964

Wow, I had not heard of the "new version". At...

Wow, I had not heard of the "new version". At only 2450LB, it checks a lot of boxes, wouldn't mind one in the garage, but (a) no clutch pedal :( and (b) I looked at a lot of photos online, no hatch...
12-26-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,360
Posted By tiger1964

My wife bought me: (A) Continental 5000...

My wife bought me:

(A) Continental 5000 tires in 700x25; gotta wait until I wear out the 4000's but looking forward to seeing how the new ones perform.

(B) Masi T-shirt in a nice royal blue....
12-19-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,965
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks to Amazon,Ii think I finally have a...

Thanks to Amazon,Ii think I finally have a shipping box, and can arrange for packing material. The RD looks to my eyes to be in pretty nice shape and should polish up well; complete except, oddly,...
12-13-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,965
Posted By tiger1964

Just checked my derailleur box. No idea why but I...

Just checked my derailleur box. No idea why but I happen to have one of those rear derailleurs, identical or very similar, in decent shape (cage near top pulley stamped SIMPLEX RIGIDEX 35). The...
12-03-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 859
Posted By tiger1964

Extra points for filing teeth into it and making...

Extra points for filing teeth into it and making it an 8th cog...

Seriously, I hate spoke protectors, but that one is better than most.
12-03-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,381
Posted By tiger1964

Knawing it off with your teeth? :foo:

Knawing it off with your teeth? :foo:
12-02-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,048
Posted By tiger1964

Considering what she's wearing, and there's no...

Considering what she's wearing, and there's no chainguard in sight - I foresee trouble.
11-22-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,169
Posted By tiger1964

Interesting, but maybe the manufacturers should...

Interesting, but maybe the manufacturers should stamp the side plates with directional arrows. You know, like some plumbing parts and furnace filters.
11-20-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,271
Posted By tiger1964

Nice. Is that an October Glory maple?

Nice. Is that an October Glory maple?
11-13-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,119
Posted By tiger1964

Georgetown? Just melt the bike down in the...

Georgetown?

Just melt the bike down in the big frying pan. ;)
11-10-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By tiger1964

Maybe y'all see them all the time, but that drain...

Maybe y'all see them all the time, but that drain plug (or is it a very unusual place to mount a water bottle? ;)) in the bottom bracket is something I've never seen before.

And I've only see...
11-10-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,534
Posted By tiger1964

It looks like someone was too lazy to bring the...

It looks like someone was too lazy to bring the blue one down from the racking and open the box properly, and just clawed the end of the box open? :wtf:

$3450, tops, now.:lol:
11-10-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,964
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks! That shows placement, but I cannot read...

Thanks! That shows placement, but I cannot read the details to know which decal to order. With that and scopestuff's photo when it comes, I should be in good shape.
11-09-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,964
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks. Frame tubing decal -- in this case...

Thanks. Frame tubing decal -- in this case Colombus. Posts 13 & 14 show tubing decals, location but cannot see details to select correct decal. I installed the rest of the decals.
11-09-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,206
Posted By tiger1964

Fond memories; September 2, 1981, came up behind...

Fond memories; September 2, 1981, came up behind an older (1974) Nishiki Olympic. Rider was a cute girl; I noticed she didn't have a water bottle so I said "you look thirsty, have a drink" from mine....
11-09-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,964
Posted By tiger1964

By the way, anyone with an un-repainted Pro that...

By the way, anyone with an un-repainted Pro that could post a photo of the frame tubing decal? My wife's bike came repainted, no decals, I got a set from the source in Australia and they look...
11-03-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,059
Posted By tiger1964

I am dumbfounded that mine still works 40+ years...

I am dumbfounded that mine still works 40+ years later. It looks and feels like a single-use discardable tool; yet, there it is, in my bike tool drawer. Used it twice recently. No explanation offered...
11-02-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By tiger1964

Looking forward to seeing this on the bike,...

Looking forward to seeing this on the bike, complimenting yellow handlebar tape and cable housing. I have something in mind to "cleanse" it, this will indeed be used as intended.
10-31-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,891
Posted By tiger1964

To OP's Question, until I see sales #'s, I'd...

To OP's Question, until I see sales #'s, I'd guess Raleigh or Peugeot.



A cycling friend of mine for over 50 years relates his first visit to a bike shop back then, his father took him to a...
10-30-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By tiger1964

Curious... why? I've been wanting a yellow...

Curious... why?

I've been wanting a yellow bottle, but to actually use.
10-24-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,832
Posted By tiger1964

Leave it laying about, unlocked, in a...

Leave it laying about, unlocked, in a neighborhood known for bike thefts? :backpedal:
10-21-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By tiger1964

But I bet it would shift sweet...

But I bet it would shift sweet...
10-16-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By tiger1964

Went and looked at it with a bright light and a...

Went and looked at it with a bright light and a magnifying glass. 3rd and 4th comes do look different. Might need a professional rebuild.
10-16-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,624
Posted By tiger1964

While lower-price-point, higher volume products...

While lower-price-point, higher volume products can help keep the doors open, perhaps wisest to sell those under a new, different brand name.



Reportedly a real jewel; also reportedly they...
10-16-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By tiger1964

A shy cog?

Still making adjustments and changes a fair # of weeks after building up my Masi Gran Corsa (I like the new titanium railed seat and the Campy seat post, both bought from forum members and taking 200...
10-11-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,887
Posted By tiger1964

I guess fabricating a spacer plate for the...

I guess fabricating a spacer plate for the chain-side surface of the inside cage plate would be a PITA; mostly figuring out how to attach it.
10-08-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By tiger1964

I know my wife would sign that petition. She...

I know my wife would sign that petition. She loved her set. Oddly, at the hospital after a wreck, they not only cut all the clothes off in the emergency room... but the shoes??? She's not as happy...
10-08-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,231
Posted By tiger1964

Yet again, I regret that there's no brewpub +/- 1...

Yet again, I regret that there's no brewpub +/- 1 mile away to cycle to; all sorts of bikes one could ride to.

OK, I wouldn't want to do 20 miles on this Sears but it deserves a dignified...
10-06-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,370
Posted By tiger1964

So it's not a brand of Italian toothpaste?...

So it's not a brand of Italian toothpaste? :innocent:

If I close my eyes and think of Celeste Bianchi, it's a bit greenish. Not a lot, though.
10-02-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 984
Posted By tiger1964

+1, I think I have the same set as you -- alas,...

+1, I think I have the same set as you -- alas, cannot remember where I bought it (Northern Tool? Harbor Freight?) Did not realize for years the difference between "thread chasers" and "tap and die".
10-02-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,310
Posted By tiger1964

Lovely. Then again, I'm partial to red bikes (or...

Lovely. Then again, I'm partial to red bikes (or red anything).

I'm new to Masis; did only certain models have, instead of a head 'badge', the letters MASI on the head tube?
09-28-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 913
Posted By tiger1964

Sounds like a sweet bike. How...

Sounds like a sweet bike.





How about... zero? Looked in my box o'stuff, I have some Campy road blacks, a set of Campy road chromed, and a set of those (probably more period-correct?...
09-22-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,240
Posted By tiger1964

Well, early Saturday I went on a group ride that...

Well, early Saturday I went on a group ride that started and ended at the LBS; left the RD on the 4th cog, chattering away back there, and did the whole ride in 4th/inner and 4th/outer, and kept up...
09-21-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By tiger1964

That stem is cool looking. Seat post, too.

That stem is cool looking. Seat post, too.
09-20-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By tiger1964

Thank you - the ads seem gone, at least for now....

Thank you - the ads seem gone, at least for now. :thumb:
09-20-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By tiger1964

I never got the word, changed mine. OK, then got...

I never got the word, changed mine. OK, then got a need-to-confirm e-mail and I answered that. Well, I had paid for a Premium membership recently and the ads went away. Now, they are back... how do I...
09-19-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By tiger1964

NO IDEA that Opel made bikes. Cool. Of course,...

NO IDEA that Opel made bikes. Cool. Of course, seen enough photos of the old Opel Blitz trucks. I always thought it would be cool to El-Camino-ize an early 70's Opel 1900cc "Ascona" 2-door station...
09-19-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,240
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks, let's call that Plan B if the LBS cannot...

Thanks, let's call that Plan B if the LBS cannot help or is too much $$$. I'm just south of Goddard Space Flight Center, so 1.5-to-2 gallons of gas away. While in Annapolis, I can see if I need...
09-19-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,366
Posted By tiger1964

Sorry for the hurried photo, I didn't even...

Sorry for the hurried photo, I didn't even clean/straighten the "stereo armoire". You've likely seen the Masi, but the turntable is a Panasonic linear-drive SL-N15, which I bought new in +/- 1980 and...
09-19-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,240
Posted By tiger1964

If the difference is $65, it's probably worth...

If the difference is $65, it's probably worth driving up from the MD suburbs of DC!



Wow, my checkbook balance would be precisely $500 lower. ;) It looks beautifully made...
09-18-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,240
Posted By tiger1964

As usual, good feedback here! :thumb: ...

As usual, good feedback here! :thumb:



Generous of you Brian -- especially as it's not 100% certain how it happened. What do you say to splitting it (uh, the cost, not the dropout :eek:)?


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09-18-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,240
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks, I've bookmarked both. I trust Park tools,...

Thanks, I've bookmarked both. I trust Park tools, but the other one is about half the price. And this is a single-use situation (yeah, I say that, and...)
09-18-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,240
Posted By tiger1964

As I know someone will want to see a picture,...

As I know someone will want to see a picture, here's one but I don't know if it adds anything useful (story about the photo being 90 degrees out):...
09-18-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,240
Posted By tiger1964

The Masi's dropout hanger is askew

Overall, been enjoying the Masi Gran Corsa in recent weeks, since moving most of the parts over from the Palo Alto. But today I went further afield than my local rail-trail for the first time. Nice...
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