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01-16-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,612
Posted By SJX426

unobtainium bearing races, be it Super Record...

unobtainium bearing races, be it Super Record crown race, Mallard hub or even DA 740x hub race. Bent and broken axle stops.
01-16-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,809
Posted By SJX426

masi61 I live in Virginia, near the Potomac. It...

masi61 I live in Virginia, near the Potomac. It is typically very humid here. I run a dehumidifier in the garage to keep things from turning reddish brown. Before I did that I was in a place...
01-15-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 48,171
Posted By SJX426

That is a feast! Not really "wrenching" but...

That is a feast!

Not really "wrenching" but I just picked up a pair of wheels on CL for an incredible price, < $150. They are Campagnolo Record hubs of recent vintage with good Campagnolo 10V...
01-15-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By SJX426

xetaprime I would make sure the leather is...

xetaprime I would make sure the leather is oriented correctly. I have had them fold part way around making them useless. Cup should be pointed toward the head. The pressure seals the leather against...
01-14-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,517
Posted By SJX426

aceves Good work! You may want to take Mothers...

aceves Good work! You may want to take Mothers Polish to those brake calipers and hubs. they can turn out very nice with little effort.
...
01-14-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,571
Posted By SJX426

My favorite is not different than a lot of others...

My favorite is not different than a lot of others in terms of the manufacturer. Mine is a bit old as it was sold with the Le Champion in 1972. It has seen better days....
01-14-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,146
Posted By SJX426

Oldairhead - Beautiful bike! Love the seat lug...

Oldairhead - Beautiful bike! Love the seat lug treatment for the SS and fork crown is unique too!

Like the chrome treatment. I am such a sucker for it.
01-14-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 827
Posted By SJX426

Oh BTW, Nice find!

Oh BTW, Nice find!
01-11-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,023
Posted By SJX426

I have one that was acquired in the 70's. The...

I have one that was acquired in the 70's. The problem with them is when the O ring wears out. It is hard to find the right one that has the right cross section and overall circumference. The other...
01-10-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,170
Posted By SJX426

I fouid a couple of sets of GL330 a few years ago...

I fouid a couple of sets of GL330 a few years ago and paid lvery little for them. They were intended to be back ups for the Colnago. Now they will be utilized for the Pinarello.
01-08-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,205
Posted By SJX426

BITD yes I used them but not today. I have two...

BITD yes I used them but not today. I have two sets of pedals for the older bikes, Look Keo and traps. Shoes for both too. Early in my biking experience with drop bar bikes I sued the traps with...
01-07-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 902
Posted By SJX426

I have a bucket list or desirable list that is...

I have a bucket list or desirable list that is all Italian. That does not preclude others. It is a priority list for me. I am selective about each. Chrome is highly desirable for any. Campagnolo or...
01-06-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,170
Posted By SJX426

What they said. Don't over think it. Just do it. ...

What they said. Don't over think it. Just do it.
Tying a shoe is difficult the first time too. It isn't as complicated either.
I start with the valve in place first and work my way around on both...
01-06-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 875
Posted By SJX426

Mafac tools as part of a set. ...

Mafac tools as part of a set.
https://live.staticflickr.com/7371/11886640953_68a0b8e7ad_3k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/j7o9ep)Mafac tool kit (https://flic.kr/p/j7o9ep), on Flickr
01-03-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 617
Posted By SJX426

https://www.amazon.com/Venzo-Bicycle-Cycling-Stora...

https://www.amazon.com/Venzo-Bicycle-Cycling-Storage-Hanger/dp/B075MQDSB2/ref=ice_ac_b_dpb?crid=2NVX4JZMYWIWX&dchild=1&keywords=bicycle+pedal+hanger&qid=1578086073&sprefix=bicycle+pedal+han%2Caps%2C13...
01-03-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By SJX426

The pic does indicate the bent side longer. Will...

The pic does indicate the bent side longer. Will have to check it out.
Any good suggestions of getting it parallel? Bend the other one and bend it back?

Checked it. Its good.
01-03-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,150
Posted By SJX426

@rgppgr...

@rgppgr (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/rgppgr-509819.html) I know of a person in Alexandria that builds his own bike frames. I think he has built 3 maybe 4. He won't build for anyone else due to...
01-02-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,056
Posted By SJX426

At least two of you will recognize this frame set...

At least two of you will recognize this frame set (fork is included). I have a bucket list like list of Italian manufacturers I would like to have in my stable. One was a De Rosa. The challenge for...
01-01-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By SJX426

I definitely would try to bend it back I bought a...

I definitely would try to bend it back I bought a short piece of copper tubing and cut in into two half's length wise. Then formed it around the jaws of the bench vice with a hammer. Much better than...
12-30-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,132
Posted By SJX426

A place for everything and everything in place....

A place for everything and everything in place. NOT!
Constant battle!
From a macro perspective nearly everything is in the same general location. I don't mean like in the garage. More like which...
12-30-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 525
Posted By SJX426

Took it apart. DA block. Although the lock ring...

Took it apart. DA block.
Although the lock ring worked, it was only able to grab about one thread. I didn't feel comfortable with that so bought one that was a little deeper, getting more than three...
12-29-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 525
Posted By SJX426

Spaghetti Legs Bought one of these kits here and...

Spaghetti Legs Bought one of these kits here and installed it. Works great!
https://live.staticflickr.com/1786/41509948730_a6f136b088_5k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26f6kzd)P1010339...
12-29-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By SJX426

Great looking bike! I would be excited to have it...

Great looking bike! I would be excited to have it too. I would change the stem to a quill. That is just me and my C&V perspective.
12-26-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,326
Posted By SJX426

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49278050971_cf...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49278050971_cf665b50bd_5k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i5wTJt)P1020800 (https://flic.kr/p/2i5wTJt), on Flickr
12-19-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,387
Posted By SJX426

Congrats on a great save and a gorgeous bike that...

Congrats on a great save and a gorgeous bike that is even more valuable with the memories! Love the blue!
12-17-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By SJX426

Don't know the difference between the two...

Don't know the difference between the two mentioned models. I knew someone who bought a double down tube model. He stated they tend to fail near the BB. His was purchased with that condition. Had it...
12-16-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,582
Posted By SJX426

Very nice! congrats.

Very nice! congrats.
12-16-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 772
Posted By SJX426

The Stronglight 93 will polish up very nicely,...

The Stronglight 93 will polish up very nicely, chrome llike.
https://live.staticflickr.com/7367/11886801583_099a6f6900_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/j7oXYT)Stronglight Cranks outside...
12-16-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By SJX426

Does that wheel have 32 or 33 spokes?!

Does that wheel have 32 or 33 spokes?!
12-13-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By SJX426

https://www.amazon.com/Venzo-Bicycle-Cycling-Stora...

https://www.amazon.com/Venzo-Bicycle-Cycling-Storage-Hanger/dp/B07BBNBGPC/ref=pd_cp_468_1/141-6203589-9606704?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07BBNBGPC&pd_rd_r=25ec79a7-966d-46cb-bd2c-cd25c0bd9b05&pd_rd_w=vkR...
12-12-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,015
Posted By SJX426

My wife loves the big fat . tires ...

My wife loves the big fat . tires
https://live.staticflickr.com/3761/12879310403_ee1e05d89a_4k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/kC6QgV)REI Novara Aspen (https://flic.kr/p/kC6QgV), on Flickr...
12-12-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,146
Posted By SJX426

https://www.bianchi.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06...

https://www.bianchi.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/YLBJ8IAA_01-1.jpg
12-12-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,146
Posted By SJX426

Like the looks of the DeRosa frame set the best....

Like the looks of the DeRosa frame set the best. don't care for the over-powering look of black for the drive train. Detracts from the gorgeous color of the frame.

The Portofino looks like a...
12-10-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 11,683
Posted By SJX426

not to mention the current condition of the fork!...

not to mention the current condition of the fork!
https://live.staticflickr.com/5804/20922018645_1f435e6a1f_4k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xSNPep)P1030233 (https://flic.kr/p/xSNPep), on Flickr

I just...
12-09-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By SJX426

Never saw a half hood from Universal!. It looks...

Never saw a half hood from Universal!. It looks like just the top half of the molding along the parting line.
That lever looks like first gen.
the adjuster hoods don't look like they would fit the...
12-09-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 11,683
Posted By SJX426

https://live.staticflickr.com/1948/31161849108_fd0...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1948/31161849108_fd0f446115_4k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PtEC5u)IMG_20180930_085551 (https://flic.kr/p/PtEC5u), on Flickr
12-09-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 11,683
Posted By SJX426

https://live.staticflickr.com/7452/11467085744_773...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7452/11467085744_773de4aacd_4k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/itiP5U)P1010818 (https://flic.kr/p/itiP5U), on Flickr...
12-09-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 11,683
Posted By SJX426

DD, your camera does a pretty good job! This is...

DD, your camera does a pretty good job!
This is one was a surprise. I noticed the bling after the shutter release.
https://live.staticflickr.com/3758/11466150415_aa46604924_3k.jpg...
12-09-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,017
Posted By SJX426

jyl This as modern as I can get, 2010 Langster. I...

jyl This as modern as I can get, 2010 Langster. I was going for the patriotic look
https://live.staticflickr.com/5830/23988218046_2abe851058_4k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CxKTuj)P1030374...
12-08-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,411
Posted By SJX426

I have lusted after a Strawberry for a number of...

I have lusted after a Strawberry for a number of years. Met Andy at the Handmade show when it was in Portland a number of years ago. He was pushing his tooling.
If that space wasn't between the...
12-06-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,226
Posted By SJX426

@wrk101...

@wrk101 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/wrk101-109949.html) - Bill, what is the story behind the question?
12-06-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 28,085
Posted By SJX426

Just because I feel the need to participate, I...

Just because I feel the need to participate, I will show my Trek 760 as I bought it with the NDS pic!
https://live.staticflickr.com/7577/15702700125_9352203cf5_3k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pVArF4)1984...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,965
Posted By SJX426

Perhaps I should clarify, my Colnago is a...

Perhaps I should clarify, my Colnago is a Superissimo and has painted fork. There appears to be some inconsistency of identifying a Super from a Superissimo. I have seen them with full chrome forks...
12-05-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 856
Posted By SJX426

Just realized I have a Ritchey DO!

Just realized I have a Ritchey DO!
12-05-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 856
Posted By SJX426

I don't much care for them (dork disks) either....

I don't much care for them (dork disks) either. One of the pet peeves is scratched up RD's of any type. I don't get it on Campagnolo and upper end Japanese RD's. That is the only reason that I can...
12-05-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 935
Posted By SJX426

that's an easy fix ...

that's an easy fix
https://live.staticflickr.com/5334/16864799474_474a1d2bab_4k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rGhvjJ)P1030007 (https://flic.kr/p/rGhvjJ), on Flickr
12-05-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 935
Posted By SJX426

@Zen10NiN...

@Zen10NiN (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/zen10nin-447316.html) so what was the problem?
12-05-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,915
Posted By SJX426

Chombi1...

Chombi1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/chombi1-426321.html) I can empathize! I have learned to put the BFH in a hard to reach place,
12-05-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By SJX426

My size and it would be a great add to the...

My size and it would be a great add to the collection. Don't expect it to last long, although the CDN to USA issue may cause some hesitancy.
12-05-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 700
Posted By SJX426

@cqlink...

@cqlink (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/cqlink-421242.html)I believe the '72 is French metric bike. This means that the stem has to be the right diameter for the steerer along with knowing the...
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