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09-22-20, 08:02 AM
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Posted By sheddle

It's getting more and more italicized. Experts...

It's getting more and more italicized. Experts believe that by 2050 the Dura Ace logo will be an infinitely long straight line.
09-22-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 735
Posted By sheddle

Colnago? that's a GT! Shogun (hardly a...

Colnago? that's a GT!


Shogun (hardly a prestige brand) had a few road models with hellenic stays as well, wonder if the framebuilder was the same as the Nashbar.
09-22-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7,471
Views: 1,932,765
Posted By sheddle

searching "Panasonic Ritchey" brings up similar...

searching "Panasonic Ritchey" brings up similar looking frames with the TR decal attached to the Panasonic paint job, oddly enough. Now i'm curious as to why Panasonic used the TR decal, all the...
09-22-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 480
Posted By sheddle

no beauty shots of the Crane? cmon

no beauty shots of the Crane? cmon
09-21-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By sheddle

So this has been asked before probably, but what...

So this has been asked before probably, but what are the ethics of someone clearly selling a bike for far less than it's value? Assuming this isn't stolen, if an old lady is selling an old Frejus for...
09-21-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 148,696
Posted By sheddle

That bike was a bad, bad boy. It needs discipline.

That bike was a bad, bad boy. It needs discipline.
09-21-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 95,237
Posted By sheddle

is this where I post the Competizione again? It...

is this where I post the Competizione again? It is

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09-21-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7,471
Views: 1,932,765
Posted By sheddle

Could be something like a JDM Panasonic. You...

Could be something like a JDM Panasonic. You often see bikes differing significantly from the US/European/Japanese markets from Panasonic. Not saying it's not fake, but if it is fake, a Panasonic MTB...
09-21-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By sheddle

I think there's a law that any time you think...

I think there's a law that any time you think you've figured everything out about Columbus, there's another tubeset you've never heard of.
09-21-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

Oh yah. I do some work, but mainly basic stuff...

Oh yah. I do some work, but mainly basic stuff like part installations/cleaning/etc, not wheelbuilding. Was going to go over to CC in Bainbridge to check out their selection of vintage rims at some...
09-21-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

There is nothing to be done until I get a dollar...

There is nothing to be done until I get a dollar value estimate for the damage, on Tuesday. I'm not sure what you're talking about here, this was an off-topic reply to people asking why I took my...
09-21-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 58,181
Views: 8,499,014
Posted By sheddle

Is that a red 531 Pro/SL sticker? Rare bird, yeah.

Is that a red 531 Pro/SL sticker? Rare bird, yeah.
09-21-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

this is somewhat off topic, but to be clear, the...

this is somewhat off topic, but to be clear, the main issue is that I am in a shared apartment, and don't have any practical space to do anything other than simple fixes, especially things involving...
09-21-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 735
Posted By sheddle

Univega was kind of the same way, you see a ton...

Univega was kind of the same way, you see a ton of the midrange ones like the Viva Sport/Alpina Uno/etc but it's relatively rare to see the high end ones, because that's where buyers who also value...
09-21-20, 10:58 AM
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Posted By sheddle

maaaaybe a bit more than I'd pay, especially...

maaaaybe a bit more than I'd pay, especially without the original cockpit/shifters, but on the other hand, I don't see the road model Bridgestones come in mixte variants too often.


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09-21-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

especially one who lives in an apartment with...

especially one who lives in an apartment with zero space for a repair stand, and little ability to do work involving anything likely to stain a carpet, hah
09-21-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 735
Posted By sheddle

Isn't that kind of finish caused by intentionally...

Isn't that kind of finish caused by intentionally skipping a cleaning step during the painting process? I remember seeing a bunch of early 90s bikes with that type of finish
09-21-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

Thanks. The owner is a reasonable type I've...

Thanks. The owner is a reasonable type I've spoken to before and I'm very much hoping to resolve this verbally.
09-21-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 735
Posted By sheddle

There was also the whole "Cross" series of...

There was also the whole "Cross" series of dying-period Schwinns, some of which were actually kind of nice.

We still haven't figured out what to call them. Hybrids? Flat-bar road bikes? "Fitness...
09-21-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,228
Posted By sheddle

heyoo your friend is crashing here can you pick...

heyoo your friend is crashing here can you pick him up

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09-21-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

I took a bike there only last week and they...

I took a bike there only last week and they pointed out that it wasn't safe to ride hard anymore, due to a hairline crack in the seat tube that I missed due to surface rust and dirt (OS Tange...
09-21-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 735
Posted By sheddle

REI as well, through the Novara brand.

REI as well, through the Novara brand.
09-21-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By sheddle

Bottom left ad is great. I mean, yeah, padded...

Bottom left ad is great. I mean, yeah, padded gloves are nice but if your hands are uncomfortable have you thought about taking off that Benotto tape???


E) also I have an inkling that bike is...
09-21-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 735
Posted By sheddle

Someone had a Performance here for sale. Tange...

Someone had a Performance here for sale. Tange Prestige, full 600 tricolor. $75. Still kicking myself over missing that one.


E) in fact, I'm almost positive it was the white bike on the top of...
09-21-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

Yup. 74 Super Tourer, pretty much stock except...

Yup. 74 Super Tourer, pretty much stock except for tires (it has a B66 instead of the mattress saddle as well) One of the only bikes I know of to break the "stem shifters = low end" rule. No idea who...
09-20-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

Oh yes, it was a cell phone camera. I also have a...

Oh yes, it was a cell phone camera. I also have a written statement from the seller that the bike was not damaged when he sold it to me on Friday.

At this point I think know what I have to do, so...
09-20-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

We have Bike Court but they mainly prosecute...

We have Bike Court but they mainly prosecute things like photographing your bike crosschained, or wearing a WC stripes jersey. It's pretty boring.
09-20-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

Is it OK to ride for now, by the way? Slightly...

Is it OK to ride for now, by the way? Slightly concerned about creasing but it's a low stress area.


Shop called it "cosmetic damage" but I'm kind of past trusting their word on this damage...
09-20-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

No, but it was a bit difficult to work with. I...

No, but it was a bit difficult to work with. I got it greased because I was potentially worried about it seizing in the future if I didnt get that done.

I would have worked with it in the way I...
09-20-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

There are two pairs of dents, both symmetrical....

There are two pairs of dents, both symmetrical. Obviously can't be shown from the side, but theyre both in a "w" shape with a bump in the middle.
09-20-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

As a fellow De Rosa owner, please don't do that!

As a fellow De Rosa owner, please don't do that!
09-20-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

Anyway thanks for the advice folks, I mainly...

Anyway thanks for the advice folks, I mainly wanted to make sure I wasn't nuts.

I'm really, really averse to conflict so I hate this, but I'm going to have a chat with the owner after I get a...
09-20-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

This is by far the weirdest part. They're a shop...

This is by far the weirdest part. They're a shop which specializes in used bikes, and one I go to frequently for parts.

One of the employees even commented on the Jubilee derailleur when I rolled...
09-20-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

I already showed them the photograph, they told...

I already showed them the photograph, they told me the damage probably occurred between Friday night and Saturday morning then.

I'd like to say I fought them on this point but I'm not really a...
09-20-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

Whats especially confusing is that this is a shop...

Whats especially confusing is that this is a shop which specializes in used bikes. I'd expect them to know better than to clamp a butted steel tube in a stand.


The one thing I wonder is if the...
09-20-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

What I was going to do was go to the Rodriguez...

What I was going to do was go to the Rodriguez shop (really well regarded frame builders who also do steel frame repair) and get a) a quote for repairs, and b) hopefully an opinion that this was...
09-20-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

Incidentally, this is safe to ride for now right?...

Incidentally, this is safe to ride for now right? Seat tube damage away from the stay cluster and BB is a low stress area, though I'm somewhat concerned about creasing (it's still round, but a bit...
09-20-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

I spoke with both the owner and one of the...

I spoke with both the owner and one of the mechanics who worked on it (more than one mech touched the bike which I think makes a mistake more likely). Owner deferred to the mechanics, which was fair,...
09-20-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

I rode the bike to the shop, about half a mile...

I rode the bike to the shop, about half a mile downhill. I don't want to rule out that it could possibly have been damaged by that rude but I've never had that happen before, especially in a low...
09-20-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

It's four dents in total. Those are two separate...

It's four dents in total. Those are two separate crimp marks, there's symmetrical dents on the opposite side of the frame....
09-20-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

I needed 27 clinchers and was hoping for a used...

I needed 27 clinchers and was hoping for a used frame pump, and didn't want to wait to have them mail ordered. I like the shop so I decided to pay for installation (and the seatpost grease) while I...
09-20-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By sheddle

Fairly certain LBS damaged my frame, am I crazy?

Bought an old Raleigh Friday (531 full butted) , took it to the shop Saturday for 27 clinchers and had them grease the seatpost while I was there to prevent it from ever getting seized. When I got...
09-20-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,064
Posted By sheddle

Speaking of sacrilege, I've seen Colnagos in...

Speaking of sacrilege, I've seen Colnagos in Tange Ultimate tubes before. Italian bikes with Japanese tubes? And not a JP-made Bianchi??
09-20-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 764
Views: 138,182
Posted By sheddle

I don't want to out the name of the shop, because...

I don't want to out the name of the shop, because it's a shop I've dealt with for years for vintage bikes, enough to know that they would not be outright dishonest. I suspect someone made a mistake...
09-20-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 764
Views: 138,182
Posted By sheddle

Well, it's no longer in great shape. ...

Well, it's no longer in great shape.

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Took the bike to a local shop...
09-19-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By sheddle

I've also noticed very well equipped Novara and...

I've also noticed very well equipped Novara and Performance bikes just don't sell. Seen a few extremely high end hardtail bikes (Tange Ultimate tubes) for good prices and they just refuse to sell.
09-19-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By sheddle

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09-18-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By sheddle

Really, really cool stuff. I've been tempted by a...

Really, really cool stuff. I've been tempted by a few of those crmo Shogun mixte frames myself, hah. One had an immaculate looking blue/green Deore group...
09-18-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 138,182
Posted By sheddle

These are the hubs on the bike right now btw, as...

These are the hubs on the bike right now btw, as opposed to the catalog spec Normandie Competition.
...
09-18-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,228
Posted By sheddle

Carrying a folding bike on your touring bike...

Carrying a folding bike on your touring bike seems easy, I want to see someone doing it the other way around.
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