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10-14-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By noobinsf

Thanks, Lascauxcaveman and juvela for posting the...

Thanks, Lascauxcaveman and juvela for posting the examples and history!
10-14-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 587
Posted By noobinsf

Lower right corner -- is that the Velo Orange...

Lower right corner -- is that the Velo Orange April Fools' bag?
10-13-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2,362
Views: 176,488
Posted By noobinsf

You know, Iím not attuned enough to give a...

You know, Iím not attuned enough to give a detailed review of tires, but I have no complaints about these. Theyíre light enough that I donít notice them, grippy enough for confident descents, and...
10-13-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,362
Views: 176,488
Posted By noobinsf

Thank you! I do love this bike now that it’s...

Thank you! I do love this bike now that it’s finished.

The brakes are Shimano 105 5800 (tel:105 5800) — picked them up from Chain Reaction during a big sale, and they’re much better than the...
10-12-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By noobinsf

Wow.

Wow.
10-11-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By noobinsf

That’s definitely a Bergmeister - head lug, fork...

That’s definitely a Bergmeister - head lug, fork crown, seat stay ends, seat lug, crankset. The nds will show you the internal top tube brake cable routing. I had one for a couple of years. It’s a...
10-11-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By noobinsf

I’m also a little unclear as to why the bullet...

I’m also a little unclear as to why the bullet treatment would obstruct the chain. If the stay does not obstruct the *cog*, then why would there be an issue? The chain will run above the bullet part...
10-11-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,031
Posted By noobinsf

In addition to the great advice you've received...

In addition to the great advice you've received about saddle height and angle, make sure you pay attention to saddle width as well. It could mean the difference between feeling neutral and...
10-10-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,939
Posted By noobinsf

Great thread! Here is my current collection: ...

Great thread! Here is my current collection:

82 Univega Competizione

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/vbgeuqmh_d4985e3e0b961f98dc7f59cf2591362f7d636625.jpg

72...
10-10-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 739
Posted By noobinsf

Yeah, looks like your front wheel is a bit...

Yeah, looks like your front wheel is a bit farther from the wall than the rear, which could be producing the illusion. Like mentioned above, maybe your front tire is a slightly smaller width/diameter...
10-10-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By noobinsf

Ah, ok -- I was under the impression that an...

Ah, ok -- I was under the impression that an online petition already existed, but it looks like maybe that isn't the case (at least not anymore?). I may get something started, but I was really hoping...
10-10-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,362
Views: 176,488
Posted By noobinsf

I finally got this Univega Competizione in a good...

I finally got this Univega Competizione in a good state after moving away from an attempt at making it a brifter bike.
...
10-10-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,031
Posted By noobinsf

Aren't the bars on Mrs. Non-Fixie's bike...

Aren't the bars on Mrs. Non-Fixie's bike essentially porteur bars? I had some on my old commuter that were the classic Belleri porteurs, but Velo Orange makes them currently, which would fit your...
10-09-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,031
Posted By noobinsf

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x853/ac72543c_eefd_4d80_a81e_3384528f37e1_cba712d856a52f60b7a344fe83ad7b175d080651.jpeg
A dirt drop stem is also a possibility. This pic is...
10-09-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By noobinsf

I remember drooling over that Peter Mooney...

I remember drooling over that Peter Mooney before. If only I had the budget and the space... GLWS!
10-08-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By noobinsf

Bata Biker shoe petition?

I have read in a couple of places that there is a Facebook petition to have the Bata Biker reissued, but I cannot find it anywhere. Does anyone have any further information on this?

I ask because...
10-07-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By noobinsf

I love these catalogs -- they look like the...

I love these catalogs -- they look like the Takara catalog peoples' happier, more successful relatives.
10-07-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 52,371
Views: 7,063,951
Posted By noobinsf

In 1982 -- it has the Cyclone MKII derailleurs,...

In 1982 -- it has the Cyclone MKII derailleurs, which were stock on my 82...

Also, if stock, it should have Sunshine ProAm hubs, and it has the dork disk that mine had, so they are likely stock...
10-07-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 52,371
Views: 7,063,951
Posted By noobinsf

You mean NDS? It looks like it's just obscured...

You mean NDS? It looks like it's just obscured behind the substantial dork disk.
10-07-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 52,371
Views: 7,063,951
Posted By noobinsf

Here is a Univega Competizione that looks to be...

Here is a Univega Competizione that looks to be in decent shape under the grime, with original components. For shorter riders in New England, it would be worth a look for $80 if you’re local.
...
10-07-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14,272
Views: 1,306,847
Posted By noobinsf

Short stint in the Oakland hills yesterday,...

Short stint in the Oakland hills yesterday, working on my climbing...
...
10-06-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By noobinsf

The 58cm frame I mention in my original post was...

The 58cm frame I mention in my original post was a Gran Premio from 1986. I loved it, but it was too big. I was lucky when this one popped up on the Ďbay. Nice GP!
10-06-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,939
Posted By noobinsf

That’s quite a collection, Wildwood. I think the...

That’s quite a collection, Wildwood. I think the Zeus is my favorite among all of those gorgeous bikes.
10-06-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By noobinsf

And still haven’t figured out the right place to...

And still haven’t figured out the right place to put this sticker, since these shifters came from the box...
...
10-06-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By noobinsf

I had a cable stop from before, the one from a...

I had a cable stop from before, the one from a kind Aussie soul who machined them as custom pieces, but I couldn’t figure out a satisfying way to shim it to immobilize it. So, I followed a thread...
10-06-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By noobinsf

This one has taken me a long time. I wanted to...

This one has taken me a long time. I wanted to make it a brifter bike, but I couldn’t get past some issues with the front shifting — the cable stop wasn’t immobile, the housing fought with the...
10-04-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,561
Posted By noobinsf

Love the new color. Careful where you park it --...

Love the new color. Careful where you park it -- folks will think it's their save from the dump! :P
10-04-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,947
Posted By noobinsf

You could wet sand the seat post to clean it up...

You could wet sand the seat post to clean it up and avoid removing much material. Lots of threads here about how folks polish their components to a high shine.

It's a mild justification of ebay...
10-03-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,904
Posted By noobinsf

I have a pair of these Pumas, too. I really like...

I have a pair of these Pumas, too. I really like them with the MKS platform pedals on my commuter, but with quill pedals and half clips, my foot ends up sore around the middle because they are so...
10-03-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 544
Posted By noobinsf

It sounds like you know your way around bikes...

It sounds like you know your way around bikes already, and you know the frame is not really worth upgrades. If you're into that sort of thing, clean it up and reminisce about how that bike felt when...
10-03-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 757
Posted By noobinsf

That looks like a 55cm or thereabouts, which I...

That looks like a 55cm or thereabouts, which I would guess is too small for you. I recommend pass -- it's a good bike, but not a stunner.
10-02-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14,272
Views: 1,306,847
Posted By noobinsf

I also know nothing of the brand, but here is a...

I also know nothing of the brand, but here is a quick tidbit from Google:

Frejus in Britain (http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/frejus.html)

"Designed by the Ghelfi brothers, the frames were...
10-02-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By noobinsf

Bare plastic are actually comfortable? I haven't...

Bare plastic are actually comfortable? I haven't ridden one of those since my department store BMX'er in the 80's, but I'm sure that one's quality was pretty awful, so I wasn't trying the best.

I...
10-02-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By noobinsf

haha, keep at it!

haha, keep at it!
10-01-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By noobinsf

Well, shoot, I guess it would have been advisable...

Well, shoot, I guess it would have been advisable to try it first. :cry:

It did keep me from buying that Gitane for sale right now...
10-01-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By noobinsf

Many thanks to member ScottRyder for his vintage...

Many thanks to member ScottRyder for his vintage Japanese bike site that shows me what this saddle must have looked like when it was new:
...
10-01-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By noobinsf

I like to have little projects here and there,...

I like to have little projects here and there, and I have no black saddles at the moment that I want to use, so I decided to recover this saddle using the technique outlined in a thread here on BF....
09-30-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 982
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, that's cool. I wonder what type of...

Wow, that's cool. I wonder what type of competition the rider of a Dutch-built Competition would be expected to enter.

Gorgeous color, btw...
09-29-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,513
Posted By noobinsf

More pics will be essential if you want a...

More pics will be essential if you want a positive ID, since the various models look so similar, and components often were substituted when supply levels changed. Chas (Verktyg) is one of the most...
09-28-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 698
Posted By noobinsf

MKS are fantastic, a no-brainer, and you can...

MKS are fantastic, a no-brainer, and you can always sell them if you find a good deal on Campys.
09-27-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,239
Posted By noobinsf

Maybe an apprentice got this task?

Maybe an apprentice got this task?
09-27-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By noobinsf

Last week, I was snipping aero brake cable...

Last week, I was snipping aero brake cable housing bit by bit to get the right length, and when it came time to wrap the bars, it's clearly too short. I might lower the stem a bit to compensate, but...
09-27-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,817
Posted By noobinsf

The creativity the French employed to keep the...

The creativity the French employed to keep the good wine from the Nazis never ceases to amaze.
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By noobinsf

A quick google search says that posterior...

A quick google search says that posterior vitreous detachment is treatable and "rarely leads to permanent loss of vision." See a specialist and get more opinions now!
...
09-23-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,644
Posted By noobinsf

I actually just finished a Univega that I've been...

I actually just finished a Univega that I've been struggling with for several months, just not knowing what I wanted it to be. I’ll save the long story for my build thread, but essentially what I...
09-23-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, that's a fun project for someone. For...

Wow, that's a fun project for someone.

For reference, MKM on Classic Rendezvous: MKM, main (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/British_isles/MKM/MKM_main.htm)
09-20-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By noobinsf

Sold

Sold
09-18-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By noobinsf

Yeah, either use the tool or have a shop do it,...

Yeah, either use the tool or have a shop do it, especially because it looks like your seller will reimburse the cost. I did this last year on my Motobecane with a wrench and a level, and while I got...
09-18-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,502
Posted By noobinsf

I was curious about McIver tires and did a bit of...

I was curious about McIver tires and did a bit of lazy internet research, and Google Books returned an interesting tidbit from a 1922 issue of the industry journal India Rubber Review. There is...
09-17-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By noobinsf

Responded! I havenít tested a 2x4, but Iím...

Responded! I havenít tested a 2x4, but Iím betting on this being an improvement...
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