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09-27-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 87,220
Posted By xiaoman1

There's nothing like happy looking R.K. At least...

There's nothing like happy looking R.K. At least he/she died smiling!
Best, Ben
09-26-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 427
Posted By xiaoman1

Here:...

Here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1213920-fs-red-56cm-early-80-s-bertin-c37-all-original.html
Best, Ben
Opp's, I see you already bought a bike :rolleyes:
09-26-20, 10:13 PM
09-26-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By xiaoman1

While I really like Simplex....it gives new...

While I really like Simplex....it gives new meaning to the word "Prestige". I would go easy when rebuilding this one, while I do not own that particular model many of my Prestige models have cacked....
09-26-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By xiaoman1

I guess that's why it isn't done very much...

I guess that's why it isn't done very much anymore.....just like vinyl decals.....
09-26-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By xiaoman1

Chas, That is one heck of a deal...if it were...

Chas,
That is one heck of a deal...if it were just a tad smaller, I would be sending you a P.M.
Ben
09-26-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By xiaoman1

These are a great way to "rationalize" missing on...

These are a great way to "rationalize" missing on something that I wanted to buy but missed out on.....I'm putting these quotes away for future reference....
I feel better already :innocent:
Best,...
09-26-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By xiaoman1

I think the hardest part to pin, would be the...

I think the hardest part to pin, would be the ornate scrolled lugs like you would find on Mercian and Hetchins frames..those curly lugs would be a nightmare for me to detail.
Best, Ben...
09-26-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By xiaoman1

Thanks, the construction techniques used to build...

Thanks, the construction techniques used to build these is why you seldom see ALAN's come apart (glued and screwed) the head lugs can sometimes be found with hairline cracks...maybe due to...
09-26-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By xiaoman1

Thanks for the information that comes from both...

Thanks for the information that comes from both of the articles that you posted...:thumb:
Best, Ben
09-25-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By xiaoman1

deleted post:D

deleted post:D
09-25-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By xiaoman1

I bought a set today and can't wait to try them...

I bought a set today and can't wait to try them out!
Glad they were mentioned, I also found out that they were used by ceramicists to line their work before firing. :thumb:
Best, Ben
09-25-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,129
Posted By xiaoman1

delBiker, Yes, interesting that there are...

delBiker,
Yes, interesting that there are collectors that are like us...will to pay exorbitant prices for everyday items....I found that Tupperware to be crazy and I am sure that it did not sell for...
09-25-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By xiaoman1

To my old eyes, it looks like a crack on both...

To my old eyes, it looks like a crack on both sides of the BB shell....Drill it and see what happens,
Best, Ben

Just saw that it appears to have migrated completely out on side....possible toast...
09-25-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By xiaoman1

Very nice job...and great that it was just...

Very nice job...and great that it was just cleaned, lubed, and not "restored"...great memories of her father!
Best, Ben
09-25-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By xiaoman1

The first vid is that John Lennon 11-26?...

The first vid is that John Lennon 11-26? :innocent:
09-25-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By xiaoman1

Beautiful...

Beautiful bars....Question/s....hand-engraved...if not, rolled, how? :D
Best, Ben
09-25-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By xiaoman1

Yes, paying a little more for something will be...

Yes, paying a little more for something will be long forgotten if you really enjoy it....losing to save a dollar...well, we've all done that.
Don't beat yourself up...there will be others, you are...
09-25-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By xiaoman1

J-7, I don't know what the ask was on this one....

J-7,
I don't know what the ask was on this one. You seem to be missing out on a few nice bikes first the Colnago and now this one...I think that you are finding some nice rides and you have an eye...
09-24-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By xiaoman1

branko, What no Bessler to go along with the...

branko,
What no Bessler to go along with the Omega? Nikkor or Leitz?
Don't be surprised if/when virtual cycling comes into vogue, better on the knees and you can wear the yellow jersey at the end...
09-24-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By xiaoman1

I have never seen that type of ink pen, do you...

I have never seen that type of ink pen, do you know if they were used for drafting?
I remembered that I have something similar that was used for lettering with ink....made by Kohinoor, went to the...
09-24-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 58,249
Views: 8,508,197
Posted By xiaoman1

There is lot's of nice stuff in...

There is lot's of nice stuff in https://seattle.craigslist.org/search/sss?query=campagnolo&sort=rel
We don't see stuff like this in L.A.
Best, Ben
09-24-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By xiaoman1

Many thanks for both of the videos...paticularly...

Many thanks for both of the videos...paticularly like the old school bike building vid...hand drilling the rims was a riot.
:thumb: Ben
09-23-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By xiaoman1

Ruling Pen or Pin-stripping Brush?

Just sitting around and killing sometime before going back to work and I was wondering if any knows how the pin-striping was done on the really ornate lugs back in the day.
On many of the fancier...
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By xiaoman1

At 375.00 US, I would buy it...."Great" price if...

At 375.00 US, I would buy it...."Great" price if it is in nice condition and it fits you.
Go Get It!!!
Best, Ben
Replies: 15
Views: 283
Posted By xiaoman1

Lemonds in Los Angles used to be in the 200-300...

Lemonds in Los Angles used to be in the 200-300 range now they're in the 500's so go figure...have you checked the local listing to see what the ask is in your area? If the number seems right and you...
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By xiaoman1

What is "reasonable"?

What is "reasonable"?
09-23-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3,597
Views: 315,990
Posted By xiaoman1

pcb...

pcb (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/pcb-290087.html)
As always, nice rides and great photography. :thumb:
Best, Ben
09-22-20, 11:39 AM
09-22-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By xiaoman1

Nice! Best, Ben

Nice!
Best, Ben
09-21-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,350
Posted By xiaoman1

IMO, Whether one agrees with another's political...

IMO, Whether one agrees with another's political leanings or not, a bit of decorum is warranted particularly given the circumstances.
The same holds true for war heroes, I respect them all...
09-21-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,836
Posted By xiaoman1

:popcorn 90 posts....bring it in already. IMO,...

:popcorn 90 posts....bring it in already.
IMO, I don't think the Forum can do anymore to help you....
Ben
P.S. Send the owner the link to this post.....
09-21-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 279,457
Posted By xiaoman1

VT, Misread your post...sorry I can't help. Ben

VT, Misread your post...sorry I can't help.
Ben
09-21-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,836
Posted By xiaoman1

^^^^ Make them do the right thing or let it...

^^^^
Make them do the right thing or let it go...time to move on.
Good Luck, Ben
09-21-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,836
Posted By xiaoman1

Op, Your header asks did they do the damage and...

Op,
Your header asks did they do the damage and are you crazy....Why do you seem to be equivocating about whether or not the dents were not there when you brought it into the shop and wondering if...
09-20-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 950
Posted By xiaoman1

^^^^^^^^ JJ1452, I wish you were delusional...

^^^^^^^^
JJ1452,
I wish you were delusional about being able to ride 52-54 frames! I'll call first dibs on the 53 Colnago when you put it up!
BTW, I'll have no problem slamming the seat down on...
09-20-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 626
Posted By xiaoman1

CCP, No dumb questions...yes the ones we use to...

CCP,
No dumb questions...yes the ones we use to scrub pots and pans...if using an already used on be sure to clean the post after to get the cooking grease off.:D
Best, Ben
09-20-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 626
Posted By xiaoman1

CCP, Scotchbrite pad to " lightly" scuff up the...

CCP,
Scotchbrite pad to " lightly" scuff up the seat post.....hang the post up with wire or twine masking what you do not want paint on (seatbolts and saddle clamps etc).
Use very light coats...
09-20-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 950
Posted By xiaoman1

Well, that didn't take long....Merziac you should...

Well, that didn't take long....Merziac you should be out riding and not looking at the for CV for sale forum :D
Best, Ben
Forum: Introductions
09-20-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By xiaoman1

58Fleetside@, Sounds like you have a vintage...

58Fleetside@,
Sounds like you have a vintage truck too! If that's the case there are a lot of us on the Forum that share your passion...welcome to BF!
Best, Ben
09-20-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By xiaoman1

Hi, Curious about a few things....If you were...

Hi,
Curious about a few things....If you were not going to a brake were you worried about the loss of strength in that area? What did you use to fill in the spots did you weld/braze?
It looks like...
09-20-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 626
Posted By xiaoman1

O.P. Find the post you want and insert to the...

O.P.
Find the post you want and insert to the desired height, mark it where you want the black paint to end, remove it and use a matt black industrial paint from Rustoleum....done.
Powdercoat will...
09-19-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,350
Posted By xiaoman1

All politics aside...I consider Notorious RBG to...

All politics aside...I consider Notorious RBG to be an intellectual and an idealist among other things. She was always charting her own path, not caring what others thought "BUT" always standing up...
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By xiaoman1

Not saying any of this is right but I assume it...

Not saying any of this is right but I assume it cuts across "all" CULTURES and all are capable of doing similar things...It's capitalism, right?
Best, Ben
09-19-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By xiaoman1

There was a bike stand at 12 sec. in :thumb:

There was a bike stand at 12 sec. in :thumb:
09-19-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,266
Posted By xiaoman1

Now that's really odd...no rifle visible, could...

Now that's really odd...no rifle visible, could it have been a "road" kill?
Best, Ben
09-19-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 783
Posted By xiaoman1

viperocco, If that is truly the case and a...

viperocco,
If that is truly the case and a belief held, then there should be then there no ill feelings towards anyone. I think that I might understand your feelings etc. and it was a good idea to...
09-18-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 58,249
Views: 8,508,197
Posted By xiaoman1

I don.t know why some folks give the PX a bad...

I don.t know why some folks give the PX a bad wrap...maybe not the best finish but the ride, Oh là là ! :thumb:
Best, Ben
09-18-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,266
Posted By xiaoman1

Must have thrown your balance off just a...

Must have thrown your balance off just a little.....How heavy was that thing?:D
Ben
Forum: For Sale
09-18-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,089
Posted By xiaoman1

Did you contact the person above your last post...

Did you contact the person above your last post about selling....an interest was being displayed,
GLWTS, Ben
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