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07-01-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,984
Posted By billytwosheds

This is a cool build! I've been lurking on the...

This is a cool build! I've been lurking on the thread, and wanted to chime to re-up the comment about brake lever leveling. Getting the ramp/drop configured comfortably can be a little work, but I...
06-30-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By billytwosheds

Thanks, that helps. Part of the issue with these...

Thanks, that helps. Part of the issue with these generations of Campy parts is that they are poorly marked, so either a seller knows what they have and charges out the nose for it, or doesn't know...
06-29-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By billytwosheds

Hm, thanks for offering it up. If nothing...

Hm, thanks for offering it up. If nothing materializes soon, I'll see if I can find some cups. The hunt continues...
06-29-20, 07:35 PM
06-29-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By billytwosheds

ISO: C-Record FD (braze on) and 111mm Campagnolo bottom bracket (Italian)

I'm anticipating a build up of the De Rosa Brewsmith sent me. I'll have a two-week quarantine after traveling, as mandated by the state so will have plenty of time.

In search of a front derailleur...
06-27-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By billytwosheds

I, too, was excited at the idea of the Merckx...

I, too, was excited at the idea of the Merckx folding bike.

This comment seems reasonable, if not brilliant.
06-26-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By billytwosheds

Better to have it rolling than for it to just sit...

Better to have it rolling than for it to just sit there.

What kind of shoes are you wearing while riding? A thicker sole could account for some of the post you are using.

Either way it deserves...
06-24-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 56,897
Views: 8,189,386
Posted By billytwosheds

Is there a chance you'd be willing to facilitate?

Is there a chance you'd be willing to facilitate?
06-23-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By billytwosheds

Sending you a PM CV-6 Interested if they're...

Sending you a PM CV-6

Interested if they're not already claimed by sloar
06-23-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,235
Posted By billytwosheds

At least this way you'd have eBay's terms to...

At least this way you'd have eBay's terms to reinforce on-time delivery. Buying straight from the site doesn't do that for you. Good idea.
06-22-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By billytwosheds

If the tire had been out of the box (or package)...

If the tire had been out of the box (or package) and my greasy hands had wrapped it around a rim, I'd feel obligated to put a big asterisk next to New. I'd probably just say it was mounted once, but...
06-18-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 501
Posted By billytwosheds

Why would I want more competition in the C&V for...

Why would I want more competition in the C&V for sale section?

:D

In all seriousness I send friends links to helpful threads (for obscure bikes they owned back in the day) or to deal with...
06-18-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,235
Posted By billytwosheds

Have you tried emailing the customer care email?...

Have you tried emailing the customer care email? I think it's just customercare@velocals.com

Either way you're sort of dealing with the same delay and dropping of contact as I did. Bummer.
06-17-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 245,619
Posted By billytwosheds

Thanks for mentioning. I ended up springing for a...

Thanks for mentioning. I ended up springing for a pair of true Chorus monoplaners this morning...the interlocking arms (and inner pivot workings) were the draw for me.

Those are handsome brakes...
06-16-20, 11:15 AM
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Posted By billytwosheds

That Gitane Professional looks like a team bike,...

That Gitane Professional looks like a team bike, with the bracket for the racing number.

Unless there's a fatal flaw, that'll be gone soon.
06-16-20, 10:47 AM
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Posted By billytwosheds

Could be a long shot, but I'm looking for a pair...

Could be a long shot, but I'm looking for a pair of Campagnolo monoplaner (mono planer? monoplanar?) brake calipers.

A few different version of them were made, and I'd prefer the earlier (Chorus)...
06-14-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By billytwosheds

Curious, how did you come across these?

Curious, how did you come across these?
06-12-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By billytwosheds

I have a similar, almost identical (but...

I have a similar, almost identical (but well-worn) Allez waiting in the wings.

Did you perform that lug lining yourself? I like the build quality of the frame but hadn't considered lining like...
06-11-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By billytwosheds

My mid-80s Klein also takes a 27.4. ...

My mid-80s Klein also takes a 27.4.



Word. Replied to your DM, will send it out shortly. Cheers.
06-10-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By billytwosheds

How much post do you need? You can have the one...

How much post do you need? You can have the one in this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/21438369-post2.html) for the cost of shipping, if a stubby would work.
06-09-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,235
Posted By billytwosheds

I actually got a call from JR, I didn't call him...

I actually got a call from JR, I didn't call him myself.

The email he was working from was info@Velocals.com, so I imagine either he's triaging emails coming in and missed yours, or his inbox is...
06-07-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By billytwosheds

Drum roll... ...

Drum roll...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_8210_485a28d90560420e45926344d49fd8c40a42daa9.jpg

Got it in the mail yesterday. Thanks Drillium Dude .

This...
06-07-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,147
Posted By billytwosheds

Are these compatible with 8 speed Campagnolo?...

Are these compatible with 8 speed Campagnolo? I've seen some Sachs 8 speed brifters that were almost identical to the the first gen Record. Just checking.
06-07-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By billytwosheds

Like the other thread (about Chris Kvale's shop...

Like the other thread (about Chris Kvale's shop being looted), posting this kind of political claim without evidence (and in the wrong subforum) is irresponsible.

Please stop.

There are outlets...
06-01-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By billytwosheds

Sold!

Sold!
06-01-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,235
Posted By billytwosheds

My decals did come in the mail last week...

My decals did come in the mail last week Thursday.

To be sure, get ahold of the folx at VeloCals by phone if you have any changes or questions with your order.

Quality looks great, will post...
06-01-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By billytwosheds

Top o' the morning to ya

Top o' the morning to ya
05-30-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By billytwosheds

A main color that bright deserves to not have...

A main color that bright deserves to not have other bright colors fight it for attention.

White or black or silver...something that lets the pink sing.

cb400bill 's pink Trek is hawt.

But...
05-29-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By billytwosheds

Back up, still available.

Back up, still available.
05-29-20, 11:50 AM
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Views: 505
Posted By billytwosheds

Pending sale

Pending sale
05-28-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By billytwosheds

Replied!

Replied!
05-28-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By billytwosheds

Suntour Superbe brakes (4000, short reach)

Very clean pair of Superbe brake calipers with pads/holders, and barrel adjusters. Short reach "4000" | Velobase entry...
05-26-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By billytwosheds

Thanks. I don't have photos of everything, but a...

Thanks. I don't have photos of everything, but a lot of the bikes I've worked on over the last 5-6 years are in here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjYPYtTm

Re: the seatpost, I don't have a use for the 26.6...
05-26-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By billytwosheds

I'll do it. Send that jersey back where it came...

I'll do it. Send that jersey back where it came from.
05-25-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By billytwosheds

I feel similarly about how acquired parts are...

I feel similarly about how acquired parts are distributed. Feeling a little conflicted now though and wondering what parts you're looking for that are trade worthy for, say, that NR Italian threaded...
05-25-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 833
Posted By billytwosheds

Elfin magic, that's a new one. Writing it down. ...

Elfin magic, that's a new one. Writing it down.

Yeah I'll play with the pressure and see what feels best. I pumped them up to about 100psi (max is 105?) and they felt great. I kept up with friends...
05-24-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 833
Posted By billytwosheds

Aha! This I wanna hear about.

Aha! This I wanna hear about.
05-24-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 833
Posted By billytwosheds

Oh that's awesome...thanks for the pro tip. The...

Oh that's awesome...thanks for the pro tip. The rear brake does feel somewhat dead, so I hope the reduction in cable length and bend will help!

That's a handsome machine you have there.
05-24-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 833
Posted By billytwosheds

Night and day

So I've had this 1969 Paramount for about two years, and it's nice but repainted and not all original parts. The ride never inspired me. I rode it in last year's Haleiwa Metric Century, which was OK...
05-24-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By billytwosheds

Beautiful bag. Do these require a rack or...

Beautiful bag.

Do these require a rack or other support when mounting? Sorry I'm not familiar.
05-24-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By billytwosheds

Do you have pictures of the seatpost? Couldn't...

Do you have pictures of the seatpost? Couldn't find them in the album you shared.
05-24-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By billytwosheds

Emailed you a few hours ago re: 1990 TdF Lemond...

Emailed you a few hours ago re: 1990 TdF Lemond poster
05-23-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,352
Posted By billytwosheds

Yep. ...

Yep.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/498x353/tenor_7f2f68e421e3a81c0333a43bb1e57473c4ccde69.gif
05-23-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 56,897
Views: 8,189,386
Posted By billytwosheds

Not just that, but it looks to be the same...

Not just that, but it looks to be the same Nakagawa that makes very high end steel frames. I'd be hitting them up if I were in SoCal.
05-23-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,922
Posted By billytwosheds

The Giro Republik is on sale at Bike Tires...

The Giro Republik is on sale at Bike Tires Direct, 60% off and they have a few sizes.

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/giro-republic-lx-r-shoe?sg=1
05-23-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By billytwosheds

That was my guess! Their shop downsized...

That was my guess! Their shop downsized considerably a few months ago (prior to COVID) but they still operate a small parts and service space on Kapahulu Ave.
05-22-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By billytwosheds

Do we know what the mark means? If my head...

Do we know what the mark means?

If my head wasn't so big I would give it a go...
05-22-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,429
Posted By billytwosheds

Just don't touch the 10- sticker.

Just don't touch the 10- sticker.
05-21-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By billytwosheds

Aha! I'm sorry and you're welcome. They looked to...

Aha! I'm sorry and you're welcome. They looked to be in good shape so why pass them up? Well done.
05-21-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,235
Posted By billytwosheds

JR emailed me over the weekend and even called...

JR emailed me over the weekend and even called and left a voicemail.

Seems like a mixup/delay with the order status and stopping my job to adjust for the color after it had been filled and almost...
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