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07-03-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 454
Posted By repechage

Yes, I too think that the steerer may have an...

Yes, I too think that the steerer may have an issue.
One where to take everything off the fork, then turn the fork around as much as possible, protecting the top tube. Observing for a change in...
07-03-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By repechage

It is a nice chrome Merckx. chrome is rare on a...

It is a nice chrome Merckx.
chrome is rare on a Belgium bike.
lots of disposable income needed to spend it on this. Never be recouped
07-03-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By repechage

Grinding back the bearing surface is not...

Grinding back the bearing surface is not impossible but not easy. Hand working can visually clean up the track but it is not round.

i am pretty sure the hardening done on cheap spindles is the...
07-01-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,745
Posted By repechage

Right now, just before the July 4th holiday in...

Right now, just before the July 4th holiday in California, things are sensibly being walked back, even Orange County appears they will close the bars and beaches (this weekend).

Bummer on Cino...
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By repechage

I like the Gitane, not sure of the current bottom...

I like the Gitane, not sure of the current bottom bracket... looks like a later sealed unit. Ask about it. And the threading type in the frame.
not cheap, but other than the down tilt saddle, of...
07-01-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,304
Posted By repechage

An issue for the new Ideale (even brooks) is that...

An issue for the new Ideale (even brooks) is that they need the best characteristics for the top range saddles, in decades long gone, Ideale made a wide range of price point saddles, so "less than"...
07-01-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 986
Posted By repechage

Keyed off the Campagnolo... the hubs, the...

Keyed off the Campagnolo... the hubs, the derailleurs...
Things happen when one only does the minimum of referencing.
06-28-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 56,789
Views: 8,156,566
Posted By repechage

here is an interesting no name in Southern...

here is an interesting no name in Southern California-

Phil hubs, Campagnolo Record brakes, Sugino crank... Stem Shifters! The fork crown might provide a clue.
...
06-28-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By repechage

Campagnolo DID have patent applications for...

Campagnolo DID have patent applications for various mechanisms buried in handlebars, shift, hydraulic actuators.
So, Yes, they were thinking.
For a long time I thought Campagnolo had a...
06-28-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By repechage

Every time I see "folder" I think folding...

Every time I see "folder" I think folding bicycle, not a product brochure.
06-28-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By repechage

Now a number of years ago, Merckx gifted 500,000...

Now a number of years ago, Merckx gifted 500,000 euros in an announcement regarding a study on Frame geometry, the point was to better understand scientifically improved bicycle handling and improve...
06-28-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 872
Posted By repechage

good you retired the fork. Was going to ask about...

good you retired the fork. Was going to ask about the dent under the top tube- answered.
like Chas’ I don’t like the appearance of the head tube/ downtube weld right now... test, don’t guess......
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By repechage

The first Moser brand bikes I saw used a stencil...

The first Moser brand bikes I saw used a stencil to mask the downtube graphics, bikes looked very purposeful.
06-27-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,971
Posted By repechage

I thought about a fixed geared bike where the non...

I thought about a fixed geared bike where the non drive side would have a disc rotor attached to the crank, caliper mounted above the chainstay.

the aesthetic of no caliper brakes with a real...
06-27-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 542
Posted By repechage

who knows what that filling material is. 45 years...

who knows what that filling material is. 45 years ago it was pliable.
06-26-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 542
Posted By repechage

nope

nope
06-26-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By repechage

Actually all the busy work probably made the old...

Actually all the busy work probably made the old guy happy and feeling industrious.

last time I saw a bottom bracket cut out of a frame the kid was trying to sell the whole thing with the attached...
06-26-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By repechage

long gone in So Cal but in the old days that is...

long gone in So Cal but in the old days that is what you did- take engine parts to the auto parts store with the machine shop and they would toss them in a wire basket and hot tank them... cheap.
06-26-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 542
Posted By repechage

In the 70’s Nisi Tubular rims came with what are...

In the 70’s Nisi Tubular rims came with what are now often referred to a decorative washers
that are designed to accept a countersink head fastener.
On the better Nisi rims they were filled with a...
06-24-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 874
Posted By repechage

Hydrogen enbrittlement... does not show until it...

Hydrogen enbrittlement... does not show until it shows.

Why I am wary of replating.
06-23-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 584
Posted By repechage

too far in the pandemic period to drop by and...

too far in the pandemic period to drop by and chase and face for you.
Southern California
06-23-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By repechage

When the SGR pedal was acknowledged to be dead...

When the SGR pedal was acknowledged to be dead and Campagnolo still wanted to have Campy pedals in the peloton... even if they spoke French.

its ok, Shimano had to as well for a time
06-23-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,485
Posted By repechage

Last image is a Record, different cage.

Last image is a Record, different cage.
06-23-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,485
Posted By repechage

YES, that spring is not young anymore. These...

YES, that spring is not young anymore.
These mechanisms like Fresh lightweight grease.
06-23-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By repechage

when I was saving for my first road bike, it was...

when I was saving for my first road bike, it was go to the periodical shelves at the local library and read up.
while I was there once an older guy was bummed I had the latest copy in hand, he...
06-23-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By repechage

Made me smile, the “retrogrouch” movement in the...

Made me smile, the “retrogrouch” movement in the tech column.

when SIS arrived I called it sissy shifting.
now when the integrated shift / brake levers arrived one had to admit that for Racing...
06-23-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By repechage

I agree best answer an italvega or torpado...

I agree best answer an italvega or torpado branded frame, updated at some point, repainted. If not reduced, Imron would go on pretty thick.
06-23-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 584
Posted By repechage

Where are you located?

Where are you located?
06-22-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,233
Posted By repechage

tubulars. Weinmann then AVA brand rims. ...

tubulars. Weinmann then AVA brand rims.
clinchers are bike shop modified.

the crank noted I am pretty sure will need a longer spindle than the 112-3mm asymmetrical as original Campagnolo. Taper...
06-22-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By repechage

John Barron of Velostuf had a group of NOS, NIB...

John Barron of Velostuf had a group of NOS, NIB 1972 Masi bikes- the link is no longer active. I vaguely recall there being a change after or with the “cross hair” downtube graphic.
the first...
06-22-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By repechage

Yes, Lyotard 65's also have a similar, but not...

Yes, Lyotard 65's also have a similar, but not close enough perimeter toothed shape...
06-22-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By repechage

I did a quick bit of referencing on the British...

I did a quick bit of referencing on the British flag side-

Belgium is Black ,Yellow, Red - ooops. Both the sheet and the bike have it wrong.
Italy is Green, White, Red in this case the sheet is...
06-22-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By repechage

The imaged set is a reproduction set, plenty...

The imaged set is a reproduction set, plenty wrong with it. Very different from the bikes I have, but other details changed even over time for the "official" bikes.
Too bad Bob Hovey did not finish...
06-22-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By repechage

Swap the transfer around, and the American style...

Swap the transfer around, and the American style flag moves from RH front to LH rear.
06-21-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By repechage

I found my sentimental rebound bike - been riding...

I found my sentimental rebound bike - been riding it. In retrospect I am fortunate I was willing to save until I found a decent bike as a price that would work, a Bertin C-37.

if I had parents who...
06-21-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 647
Posted By repechage

I would consider painting the region between the...

I would consider painting the region between the fork crown plates yellow.
06-21-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 647
Posted By repechage

I know of two for sure that were white out of the...

I know of two for sure that were white out of the paint booth at Masi, they had contrasting yellow head tubes also.

like Black, a rare color during the Carlsbad days.
06-20-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 647
Posted By repechage

Yes, there were 26.0 "early" Cinelli bars. I...

Yes, there were 26.0 "early" Cinelli bars. I have had two, mine were without anodizing. The VAST majority of the "crest" bars are 26.4. But, test, don't guess.
Some claim the knurling for the...
06-20-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 647
Posted By repechage

Early Carlsbad GC's are hard to beat even...

Early Carlsbad GC's are hard to beat even modified, the terrific fork crown, the extra beef on the lower head lug downtube spigot... the extended seat lug.

I am biased, I have a bunch.

Smart to...
06-20-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By repechage

Look at the Sachs in the other thread, Franklin...

Look at the Sachs in the other thread, Franklin Frames appeared to do a fine job.
06-20-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,001
Posted By repechage

A "New" Saxsation. (insert TM, copyright) ...

A "New" Saxsation. (insert TM, copyright)

From the DuBois lug era.
Nice, a appealing respray too.

Smart choice of waterbottle cages
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By repechage

personally Rewarding project not an investment

personally Rewarding project
not an investment
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By repechage

Imported from France and had builders come in for...

Imported from France and had builders come in for the race bike crowd.

this reads one of the imported bikes, about on the level of a Peugeot PR10.

as to the tires, first check the integrity of...
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By repechage

When new this was a Big bike. appears nice,...

When new this was a Big bike.

appears nice, age suggests a full bearing service on the serviceable bearings.

the price range noted is reasonable.
the unfortunate thing is one could invest all...
06-20-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By repechage

hold but add vagueness to shifting. i think...

hold but add vagueness to shifting.
i think there is concern where there should not be.
measure the rear triangle width to determine 5 or 6 speed spacing. The French often made 5 Speed 122-123...
06-19-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By repechage

This thread did bring me to recall Bob Brown...

This thread did bring me to recall Bob Brown bikes- a reasonably busy, not a hugely high profile builder still working.
Builds and paints his own.
06-19-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By repechage

to me Scrap Is walk it to the dumpster. Grandis...

to me Scrap Is walk it to the dumpster.
Grandis did have variable effort.
no idea in the story behind that, in about 1975 they made a big splash at the Anaheim trade show. This frame looks before...
06-18-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By repechage

the ceramic coated Mavic rims were cool. ...

the ceramic coated Mavic rims were cool.
anodized rims were for team mechanics to avoid polishing them. :)
06-18-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By repechage

70's French... big percentage chance French...

70's French... big percentage chance French threading.
Way back often a Sugino Maxi spindle was used... now I do not recall if we used one designed for a 68 mm shell or Italian 70 mm shell.

If...
06-18-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 617
Posted By repechage

The hurdle for selling wheels is the shipping, it...

The hurdle for selling wheels is the shipping, it has become pricey. Nor beyond tolerable, but wheels with dents unless really rare are hub value.
sell them local if possible, or market to...
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