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11-21-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By rccardr

Please note that these excellent Sugino crank...

Please note that these excellent Sugino crank bolts are of the làrge-than-usual 15mm variety.
They generally require a thinwall socket for installation and removal.
Replies: 10
Views: 1,262
Posted By rccardr

Cannondale never issued a Black Lightning with...

Cannondale never issued a Black Lightning with Dura Ace. Always Suntour.

However...I've custom built at least a dozen Black Lightning frames with Dura Ace components.
11-20-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 230
Posted By rccardr

Might be easier to buy matching Velocity A23's. ...

Might be easier to buy matching Velocity A23's. Velocity website sells them directly, multiple finishes & drillings available too.
11-17-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 700
Posted By rccardr

Check with Jack Trumbull at Franklin Frames in...

Check with Jack Trumbull at Franklin Frames in Ohio. He has a guy who does bike rechroming and does an excellent job, such as these head lugs and fork:...
11-16-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 158,590
Posted By rccardr

Plain old 10 tooth Shimano pulley wheels also...

Plain old 10 tooth Shimano pulley wheels also work well on SR/NR RD's.
11-16-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By rccardr

I'm just gonna give this a gentle weekend bump.

I'm just gonna give this a gentle weekend bump.
11-16-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 922
Posted By rccardr

Install a cog, or even an entire cassette, use a...

Install a cog, or even an entire cassette, use a chain whip to hold the hub down and keep the freehub from rotating, then remove the freehub using your allen wrench. Should work on Shimano freehubs,...
11-16-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 158,590
Posted By rccardr

Pretty sure I have a 27.0 in The Lab. Yours for...

Pretty sure I have a 27.0 in The Lab. Yours for the price of postage.
Shoot me an e-mail at rccardr@cox.net
11-15-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 251
Posted By rccardr

I've used that SR Apex crank on multiple bikes,...

I've used that SR Apex crank on multiple bikes, both as a double (with granny hardware removed) and as a triple. As a double, 116 usually works. As a triple, 122 usually works. Standard Shimano...
11-13-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By rccardr

Sure. Same bike, two different decals. Same...

Sure.
Same bike, two different decals.
Same excellent ride and value.
11-13-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By rccardr

More pics... ...

More pics...
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1190/img_2165_4ff9d21f682c4256149a858e21e2bd8569465a21.jpg...
11-13-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By rccardr

1987 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, SLX, 57cm, Tricolor

For sale is this truly lovely 1987 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra bicycle. Seat tube is 57cm CTC, top tube is 56cm CTC. Stand over height is 32.5 inches. Flat fork crown with ‘logo’ pantographs. The...
11-13-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By rccardr

This has been sold.

This has been sold.
11-12-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,320
Posted By rccardr

It's all about 'the feel'. Some have it, others...

It's all about 'the feel'. Some have it, others don't.

Personally, I like 6207 friction shifters and a 10 speed cassette. But that's just me.
11-12-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 754
Posted By rccardr

I always use the big/big method of chain sizing,...

I always use the big/big method of chain sizing, but do not run the chain through the derailleur when doing so.
Has always worked for me.
11-11-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By rccardr

This has been sold

This has been sold
11-10-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,987
Posted By rccardr

Mark, I think you've passed me on one of the Big...

Mark, I think you've passed me on one of the Big Climbs every one of the past four Eroicas, including last year...you were riding with CGolvin, yes?
11-09-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By rccardr

No, they will not. You need a shifter that...

No, they will not. You need a shifter that accepts the "Italian" braze on (square base, 5mm bolt).
The alternative Shimano braze on requires use of a 4.5mm bolt.
11-09-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 942
Posted By rccardr

Shimano 620X cranks have quite a thick layer of...

Shimano 620X cranks have quite a thick layer of anodizing on them. This is what I do:
Use 80 grit to wet sand them enough that the anodizing will be scratched thru in multiple locations
Put on a...
11-08-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By rccardr

Yes, it is, looks even nicer in person. I...

Yes, it is, looks even nicer in person.
I searched for years to find one in this year/color combination that was original and pristine.
The original parts that come with the sale are in amazing...
11-06-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 692,280
Posted By rccardr

You gonna put that 11 speed chain on it?

You gonna put that 11 speed chain on it?
11-05-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 71,474
Posted By rccardr

The KMC chain is a good replacement. They make...

The KMC chain is a good replacement. They make several different chains for 6-7-8 speed drivetrains.
The SRAM 830-850-870 chains are also very good.
Both brands come with quick release...
11-04-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By rccardr

SOLD!!! 1986 Centurion Ironman, Grey, Extras- Doc's Personal Ride

For sale is this lovely 1986 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman bike. I’ve owned, refurbished, restored and sold many Centurion bikes over the years, but the 86 has always been my favorite because of the...
11-02-19, 08:35 PM
11-02-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By rccardr

I'm going to take your advice and give that a...

I'm going to take your advice and give that a try. Had a high end repro SLX decal that fit right over the TSX one. And in my R/C decal collection found some blue pearl decal material that was an...
11-02-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By rccardr

Send your pic/s to me at rccardr@cox.net and I'll...

Send your pic/s to me at rccardr@cox.net and I'll see what I can do to help you out.
The short answer is not all Shimano shifters fit all frames. There are some differences in braze-ons and bolt...
11-01-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 158,590
Posted By rccardr

I know I have a set of new silver shifters in The...

I know I have a set of new silver shifters in The Lab.
Don't need anything to trade since I'm de-acquiring...just greenbacks.
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By rccardr

I'm really tempted to fly up to Rhode Island and...

I'm really tempted to fly up to Rhode Island and check these out. With cash in hand.
10-29-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 52,915
Views: 7,234,141
Posted By rccardr

Hunh. I may have owned that Dancelli once upon a...

Hunh. I may have owned that Dancelli once upon a time. Only one I've ever seen like it.
BTW, impossible FD setup. Impossible.
10-29-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 509
Posted By rccardr

When compared to 25-35 year old pads that cannot...

When compared to 25-35 year old pads that cannot be replaced with new, more supple and better gripping ones, then, yes, there is a significant difference. Back in the day this wasn't an issue- pads...
10-29-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 444
Posted By rccardr

Definitely a shorter stem, my guess would be a...

Definitely a shorter stem, my guess would be a 90mm one given your height (same as mine) and the top tube length.
General rule of thumb is when you are riding in your 'natural' position the...
10-29-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By rccardr

Listing updated. Centurion will be posted...

Listing updated.
Centurion will be posted within the next day or so.
10-29-19, 06:30 AM
10-28-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 509
Posted By rccardr

Easiest to go to modern pads and carriers. Then...

Easiest to go to modern pads and carriers. Then save those old pads and carriers for whoever buys the bike from you in the future.
10-28-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By rccardr

Dura Ace 7703 long cage. Checks all the boxes. ...

Dura Ace 7703 long cage. Checks all the boxes.

http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/00_Additional_images/Shimano_Dura-Ace_derailleur_7700_GS_additional_image_01.jpg
10-28-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By rccardr

I'm seriously considering pulling this off of the...

I'm seriously considering pulling this off of the market until I can figure out what to do with the frame. Apparently there's no way this could be a Century, is more likely some flavor of Corsa...
10-28-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By rccardr

Yep.

Yep.
10-26-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,347
Posted By rccardr

That's lovely. And a little larger than usual...

That's lovely.
And a little larger than usual for you, yes?
10-26-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By rccardr

Mo and better Pics! ...

Mo and better Pics!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1680x2000/pa266084_4f6815661ae552875f883f19642c5c82543182df.jpg...
10-26-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By rccardr

That's a deal, right there.

That's a deal, right there.
10-26-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By rccardr

Bump for fresh & larger more detailed frame...

Bump for fresh & larger more detailed frame pics.
10-25-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 692,280
Posted By rccardr

Unh-unh If I wanted an Ironman, I'd buy one of...

Unh-unh
If I wanted an Ironman, I'd buy one of those, rip it out of the box, and ride it like it was meant to be.
No fun to be cooped up all these years.
10-25-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,498
Posted By rccardr

I think you are overthinking this. Those 8...

I think you are overthinking this.
Those 8 speed bar end shifters will interface perfectly with any Shimano 6-7-8-9-10 speed RD (and FD of course, cuz friction) as well as any Shimano type freehub...
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By rccardr

Ouch! I feel badly for that poor RD. But the...

Ouch! I feel badly for that poor RD.
But the DA 7410 group is excellent and appears to be in good condition. Looks like scrape on shifter is minor and would, not affect performance.
Scrapes on...
10-23-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 692,280
Posted By rccardr

Yeah, I had the same thought: what's in the...

Yeah, I had the same thought: what's in the bottom row?
Already own the Ironman of my dreams, but would be ready to pony up if there was a 58cm Prestige in there.
10-23-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By rccardr

Looks like an 86. Serial number starts with 23?

Looks like an 86. Serial number starts with 23?
10-22-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By rccardr

I'm just gonna give this a bump, as I'm surprised...

I'm just gonna give this a bump, as I'm surprised that nobody is jumping at the opportunity to buy this awesome frame for $200.
10-22-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By rccardr

Size (7) and the T indicating TSX. Pretty sure...

Size (7) and the T indicating TSX. Pretty sure Columbus introduced TSX in 1986, but my memory may be incorrect.
Fork has flat crown with Logo pantos, although that was an option for other models at...
10-21-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,709
Posted By rccardr

Mmmmm. Forget to mention, when I do winter...

Mmmmm.
Forget to mention, when I do winter training on a spin bike I wear my HRM strap and shoot for an average of 150 watts with an average HR of 140 or lower over a 60 minute training period.
It...
10-21-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By rccardr

84 Schwinn 'Rainbow' Paramount, 57cm SOLD

For sale is this 1984 Schwinn Paramount ‘Rainbow’ bicycle. Schwinn only used this decal format for about a year and a half. Seat tube & top tube are both 57cm CTC (center-to-center). Over the bottom...
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