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09-21-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 137
Posted By due ruote

Technically this technique should be used only on...

Technically this technique should be used only on a steel stem. But it does work and I have done it (delicately) on a Kalloy and I am still here. Grinding a bit of material away may be the safer...
09-20-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 288
Posted By due ruote

Are you sure your crankset is French threaded?...

Are you sure your crankset is French threaded? Not all 93ís were.
09-20-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By due ruote

Looks good. Fwiw for estimating - Newbaumís tape...

Looks good. Fwiw for estimating - Newbaumís tape is 10í rolls and seems plenty generous.
09-20-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 177
Posted By due ruote

Itís a sharp looking frame with those chrome...

Itís a sharp looking frame with those chrome features. I would probably put the focus on that and go with black tape. But I have seen people use turquoise with root beer and itís pretty striking. ...
09-18-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 563
Posted By due ruote

Maybe 58 is the size? Have you scoured for other...

Maybe 58 is the size? Have you scoured for other markings?
Cool frame. Have fun with it.
Btw how heavy is surprisingly heavy?
09-17-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 316
Posted By due ruote

I did something similar, using a stainless...

I did something similar, using a stainless P-clamp, a short chunk of handlebar, a couple washers, and a Velox plug with a longer bolt substituted for the standard one. I taped it for better friction...
09-16-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 505
Posted By due ruote

I would select objects of various colors around...

I would select objects of various colors around the house and hold them up to the frame. Or go to a paint store and grab a bunch of cards. Take lots of pictures.
Have you tried laying the frame on a...
09-09-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By due ruote

I agree with this; however, what makes me pause...

I agree with this; however, what makes me pause is the OP says he can comfortably stand over the top tube. Itís kind of hard for me to reconcile that with the desire to slam the saddle, unless there...
09-09-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By due ruote

I donít really have an answer, but it appears as...

I donít really have an answer, but it appears as though the tread rubber was brittle. How it got that way would be the question, and a number of things could have contributed, including tire quality,...
09-07-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By due ruote

So is this a Della Santa frame? I only know the...

So is this a Della Santa frame? I only know the basics about the brand.
Stunning bike.
09-07-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6,858
Views: 2,424,049
Posted By due ruote

Cool. Looking forward to pics. Does yours have...

Cool. Looking forward to pics.
Does yours have rack braze-ons? Mine (Comp model) does not.
09-06-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 787
Posted By due ruote

1973 Raleigh Gran Sport. I bought it new; itís...

1973 Raleigh Gran Sport. I bought it new; itís been painted a few times, spent most years as a fixed gear and now is set up as 2 x 6 with none of the original parts.
09-05-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,162
Posted By due ruote

Wow. I have a hunch the market will sort it out.

Wow. I have a hunch the market will sort it out.
09-04-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By due ruote

The link posted shows both 5/8Ē and 1Ē. And it...

The link posted shows both 5/8Ē and 1Ē. And it looks like a plain non-chevron weave. Whether the product matches the pictures, I canít say.
I do like some of those colors, and the price per yard is...
09-04-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By due ruote

Does anyone have experience with the 23mm size? I...

Does anyone have experience with the 23mm size? I am wondering if they are true to size. (The sizes I have seem to be fairly spot on.)
09-04-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 388
Posted By due ruote

I have a 92 with Midge bars. Great riding bike;...

I have a 92 with Midge bars. Great riding bike; you will like it. Loves going up hills.
09-04-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,284
Posted By due ruote

Lay the bike down on its (non-drive) side. Then...

Lay the bike down on its (non-drive) side. Then lift the back end up so itís vertical, leaving the front wheel flat on the ground.
Putting the wheel back in will be easier if the bike is hung by...
09-04-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By due ruote

Great deal. Too bad about the width. Not sure I...

Great deal. Too bad about the width. Not sure I could get into 23mm tires anymore.
I have the 33mm EX on one bike and 38mm EX on our tandem. Very nice tires.
Have not tried the lighter weight SL...
09-03-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 165,125
Posted By due ruote

Interesting. I wonder what itís made of. The...

Interesting. I wonder what itís made of. The other recommendation I have heard is liquid latex.
09-03-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 526
Posted By due ruote

I would do light gray housing and black...

I would do light gray housing and black saddle/tape. Some bikes were meant to be understated. IMO this is one of those. Ymmv.
09-03-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By due ruote

Does ďthrew it onĒ Include torqueing? If it was...

Does ďthrew it onĒ Include torqueing? If it was properly torqued and not hitting the stay, I wouldnít go much longer for the spindle.
09-02-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,250
Posted By due ruote

Good enough for the SoS. ...

Good enough for the SoS.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/john-kerry-not-your-average-cyclist-1433105684
Forum: Great Lakes
08-27-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By due ruote

Fort Sheridan warning

Beware heightened police activity in Ft Sheridan (north of Chicago). They are pulling bikes over for running stop signs. A solo 60+ rider in front of us was pulled over this morning - 7:30 a.m. and...
08-26-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 886
Posted By due ruote

Inevitably, I would want to ride the one on the...

Inevitably, I would want to ride the one on the bottom.
08-26-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By due ruote

If you could find some 6 speed Deore thumb...

If you could find some 6 speed Deore thumb shifters, those are nice. I assume you would need to swap in a Shimano rear mech to have it index properly.
What is the mtb set? How many speeds?...
08-26-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By due ruote

I had a shifted rear end on a Stella, and was...

I had a shifted rear end on a Stella, and was able to get it back into alignment fairly easily with some careful clamp work.
...
08-26-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 209,227
Posted By due ruote

Stretching the definition of celebrity - Mike...

Stretching the definition of celebrity - Mike Chichanowski, founder of Wenonah Canoes. A still from one of their website videos.
...
08-24-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 844
Posted By due ruote

On the north shore of Chicago, it would be way...

On the north shore of Chicago, it would be way easier to provide a list of good shops that have closed in the past several years. There are still a few that I would call sympathetic to older bikes,...
08-24-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By due ruote

Very nice offer. I use them on several bikes and...

Very nice offer. I use them on several bikes and think theyíre great. I have plenty of pedals but would happily accept a set or two of usable cleats, unless you donít want to split things up that...
08-21-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By due ruote

Looks good. fwiw, I thought maybe I could see...

Looks good.
fwiw, I thought maybe I could see traces of red in the lettering so I did an image search and found this on Velobase. I claim no knowledge.

Edit - having no luck with the link. Just...
08-21-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,000
Posted By due ruote

Are you talking about Pro 4 Service Course? ...

Are you talking about Pro 4 Service Course?
Wondering about the actual size. I had a pair of the 25ís and they were more like 27-28mm at 90psi.
08-21-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,000
Posted By due ruote

25mm Veloflex Master would be worth considering.

25mm Veloflex Master would be worth considering.
08-19-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By due ruote

C&V forum. For when you need a dose of pure...

C&V forum. For when you need a dose of pure enabling.
08-19-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 599
Posted By due ruote

I gather 33 is the total chain wrap capacity of...

I gather 33 is the total chain wrap capacity of that derailleur, or at least the stated one.

https://www.velonews.com/gear/technical-qa-with-lennard-zinn-more-crank-mail-2/
08-17-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By due ruote

And yet my 78 Team Champion has French bb threads...

And yet my 78 Team Champion has French bb threads and headset.
08-17-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By due ruote

I have a pair of the lowly Racing 7 wheels. They...

I have a pair of the lowly Racing 7 wheels. They spin nicely and have been completely trouble free for the couple of years I have owned them (second owner). I didnít care for the loud graphics but...
08-16-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,932
Posted By due ruote

Panasonic, Ross Signature series.

Panasonic, Ross Signature series.
08-10-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 86,139
Posted By due ruote

A couple of swimmers with buoys in Lake Michigan....

A couple of swimmers with buoys in Lake Michigan.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/300d988c_9ad2_4adf_8bb5_67c079e0c620_f19213c2310e9ad0c3ef8d78fb847f15321ed736.jpeg
08-10-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 57,635
Posted By due ruote

Iirc I ordered from a place in CO. Did not use...

Iirc I ordered from a place in CO.
Did not use a sealer but have spoken with someone at Feibing and now understand I should have. I ordered some from EBay. Will re-dye and report back.
08-10-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By due ruote

ďDefinitely FrenchĒ

At least your second statement is right!
Seriously, it is most likely French. Possibly Swiss.
Did any vintage Motos use British threading?
08-08-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,907
Posted By due ruote

One more possibility for the saddle height issue...

One more possibility for the saddle height issue would be to use shorter cranks. Maybe not a practical solution though, unless you have some laying around.
08-07-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,907
Posted By due ruote

Sorry to ask, but I guess I am having a senior...

Sorry to ask, but I guess I am having a senior block.
You're saying you need to lower the saddle? But the current seatpost can't go lower? Are these marked for max as well as min insertion? To my...
08-07-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By due ruote

Very subjective. The two I like are Concor and...

Very subjective. The two I like are Concor and Flite. (Also Concor Light, which looks like a cross between those two.)
Is the current saddle uncomfortable? If not, I wouldnít fix whatís not broken.
08-07-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,907
Posted By due ruote

Absolutely gorgeous. Youíre lucky it lasted until...

Absolutely gorgeous. Youíre lucky it lasted until you could make it back.
08-06-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 148,559
Posted By due ruote

Is this actually a Colnago? If so itís the first...

Is this actually a Colnago? If so itís the first I have seen with stem shifters.
...
08-06-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6,858
Views: 2,424,049
Posted By due ruote

I don't set mine quite as high as that, but it's...

I don't set mine quite as high as that, but it's not that far off. As far as the Midge bars go, I love them and they are one of the classic dirt drop bars, with a very shallow drop. The usual advice...
08-05-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 57,635
Posted By due ruote

I am looking for advice on dyeing leather. I just...

I am looking for advice on dyeing leather. I just recovered a Flite saddle and wanted a different shade of brown from the leather I had. I dyed it before covering the saddle, using Feibingís Deglazer...
08-05-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,214
Posted By due ruote

I bought one of those Moto Team Champions with...

I bought one of those Moto Team Champions with the zebra stripes in 1978. Pulled it out of the box and yanked the stripes off before I even put the wheels on. So you have my answer.
08-04-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,012
Posted By due ruote

I made a rooftop mount for our Yakima rack from...

I made a rooftop mount for our Yakima rack from ash and some leftover Yakima bits. The fork clamp swivels so I can put the bike up with no trouble. ...
08-03-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By due ruote

Thereís no harm in asking a couple framebuilders...

Thereís no harm in asking a couple framebuilders what they would charge. Not likely a trivial amount, but I would at least want to know.

I would absolutely post a wtb in the marketplace. You...
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