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08-01-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 749
Posted By USAZorro

Definitely fixable. With a bit of research,...

Definitely fixable. With a bit of research, sounds like something you could do yourself for under $50, or (I'm much less certain here) about $150 if you were to pay a competent and honorable...
08-01-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By USAZorro

Thanks. You're more than welcome to browse...

Thanks.

You're more than welcome to browse mine. USAZorro. I make no claims to being a great photographer, or having the most drool-worthy bicycles, or the most organized filing of photos, but I...
08-01-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By USAZorro

I've been on Flickr for years. Had no idea there...

I've been on Flickr for years. Had no idea there were groups or categories.

p.s photobucket sucks. :innocent:
07-30-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By USAZorro

Can you determine the year of R910020038? It's...

Can you determine the year of R910020038? It's steel tubed, alloy lugged (suspect it's 753 tubing) with front derailleur braze on, downtube bosses, internal brake cable routing and a chain hanger. ...
07-29-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,437
Posted By USAZorro

Some stuff I've gotten away with here: ...

Some stuff I've gotten away with here:

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a re-painted,...
07-29-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,437
Posted By USAZorro

Don't stick pitchforks in other folks' babies. ...

Don't stick pitchforks in other folks' babies.

It's ok to say you don't care for it, or suggest what you'd do different, or even suggest tactfully that they'd get more love in a different Forum,...
07-29-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By USAZorro

Beautiful, and a very fair asking price, imo. ...

Beautiful, and a very fair asking price, imo. My size, my decade and something I don't have. Very tempting, but not something I can move on for a while. Someone's going to be very happy.
07-29-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By USAZorro

That "S" is the Specialized pantograph.

That "S" is the Specialized pantograph.
07-25-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By USAZorro

I was almost forced to go with the size a few...

I was almost forced to go with the size a few years back when I was putting this Clubman on the road. I built the wheels with CR-18's and put Col de la Vies on it. It rides pretty nicely

...
07-23-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By USAZorro

Leather and elkhide are two different critters....

Leather and elkhide are two different critters. Leather is going to be stiff, and some sort of soaking will be necessary. Elkhide will be quite pliable - possibly to the point that it wouldn't hold...
07-22-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,039
Posted By USAZorro

The serial number on my Competition is on the...

The serial number on my Competition is on the drive-side dropout - which in itself seems to be a bit out of the ordinary - suggesting it was built in Nottingham, rather than Worksop - where the other...
07-22-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By USAZorro

This isn't identical, but it is close. Thinking...

This isn't identical, but it is close. Thinking it might be a mid-60's Ross.


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07-22-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,961
Posted By USAZorro

I see that I'm a little bit less of a minimalist...

I see that I'm a little bit less of a minimalist than some, but I haven't gotten stuck on a ride since a day when I had two tubulars blow on the same ride about 10-12 years ago. I do need to track...
07-22-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,039
Posted By USAZorro

I see some similarities with my Competition,...

I see some similarities with my Competition, ("rapid-taper" chainstays - which aren't crimped), but I also see differences - the most disqualifying of these being differences in the head tube lugs,...
07-21-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,039
Posted By USAZorro

Does the frame look anything like this? Look at...

Does the frame look anything like this? Look at the lug shapes, the rear brake arc and the chrome. This is a 1971/72 Competition. This didn't come in green, but there was a 1969-ish version that...
07-20-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,980
Posted By USAZorro

Assuming the RD hangs with a claw? If not, would...

Assuming the RD hangs with a claw? If not, would the pivot stop be in the correct place?
07-20-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,303
Posted By USAZorro

That lays to rest the thought I was entertaining...

That lays to rest the thought I was entertaining about it possibly being of French origin.

Perhaps you can build it and allow it to serve as a "guest" bicycle. There are plenty of people about...
07-18-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,303
Posted By USAZorro

Seatpost size and threading? Cool mystery...

Seatpost size and threading?

Cool mystery frame.
07-17-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By USAZorro

Seatstay caps and lugs match those on my 1977-ish...

Seatstay caps and lugs match those on my 1977-ish Team Professional, but beyond the color and decals, there are also differences. The serial number will settle quite a bit about when/where it was...
07-16-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,279
Posted By USAZorro

The only bad thing I see is that Biopace ring. ...

The only bad thing I see is that Biopace ring. :innocent:

That's one beautiful bicycle. Enjoy it and wear out many tires and chains riding it. :thumb:
07-16-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,212
Posted By USAZorro

Thanks, Doug. I hadn't been thinking of the...

Thanks, Doug. I hadn't been thinking of the dropouts, and what you've explained makes perfect sense.
07-15-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,212
Posted By USAZorro

My reflexive response is "yes". That said, I...

My reflexive response is "yes". That said, I have an offering to the discourse.

I do not understand there to be a difference in strength between "factory" mounts and "after-market" mounts. If,...
07-13-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6,466
Views: 571,713
Posted By USAZorro

Today was like Christmas. What started as "I...

Today was like Christmas.

What started as "I am looking for 26 x 1-3/8 rims (590's)" post in the ISO thread at first led to the gifting of a set of lovely chromed steel rims that will set my late...
07-11-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,406
Posted By USAZorro

Egad. This is the most painful thread in living...

Egad. This is the most painful thread in living memory.

Where are the damn multi-quotes?

Andy, I used to be a moderator here. I was a peacekeeper above all else, but dang!... The Spanish...
07-11-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 751
Posted By USAZorro

International... Because I'm biased. :innocent:

International... Because I'm biased. :innocent:
07-08-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,351
Posted By USAZorro

Until he moved away from doing bicycles full...

Until he moved away from doing bicycles full time, my dream was to get a Winter. I'd have him make me a bow and some knives now instead, and have an Ellis built custom variant of his Voyager model....
07-07-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,012
Posted By USAZorro

Agree with the first part - though I suspect...

Agree with the first part - though I suspect someone put on a headset with a 27.0 crown race and put the imperfect fitting race on rather than bothering to get a properly fitting 26.4.

Rather...
07-07-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,012
Posted By USAZorro

Have it measured. Races come in 26.4 and 27.0. ...

Have it measured. Races come in 26.4 and 27.0. I have to wonder if someone needed a 26.4 and only had a 27.0. It might be a very simple fix.
07-07-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,617
Posted By USAZorro

That looks more like 58 - 59cm from a glance.

That looks more like 58 - 59cm from a glance.
07-07-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,012
Posted By USAZorro

A picture would help. I've not heard of headsets...

A picture would help. I've not heard of headsets just coming out on their own - which would indicate a serious problem. If the last person to own the bike just never got it properly seated, it is...
07-05-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,000
Posted By USAZorro

I hear you. If I still lived in Rochester, NY,...

I hear you. If I still lived in Rochester, NY, or Carlisle, PA. I could possibly make a case for keeping something like this (relatively flat and bike friendly). Honestly, I think that a hard-core...
07-05-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,000
Posted By USAZorro

Break out the brass wheels to treat the rims. ...

Break out the brass wheels to treat the rims. That's a sweet find that might not net you a fortune, but it's still a treasure.
07-05-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,976
Views: 258,501
Posted By USAZorro

Unfortunately, I don't have spare cradle...

Unfortunately, I don't have spare cradle fittings. Complete and rough is ok though.

afterthought (should have been up front)

I have a tapered seatpin on the bicycle in question and the saddle...
07-05-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,976
Views: 258,501
Posted By USAZorro

Wanted: Unfluted 27.2 seatpost. Prefer 2...

Wanted:

Unfluted 27.2 seatpost. Prefer 2 bolts, but not going to be super-picky. Rider quality is fine.
Braze on Front derailleur. Prefer older Shimano.
8-speed shifters (friction ok) for...
07-03-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By USAZorro

Based on my experience attempting to arrest...

Based on my experience attempting to arrest similar ravages on my late uncle's '74 Superbe, I feel a duty to warn that the surface rust will attempt to make comebacks with a vengeance. Anything that...
07-02-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,230
Posted By USAZorro

If I ever want to get "Crayola" repainted, I'll...

If I ever want to get "Crayola" repainted, I'll check in with you. Very impressed with your execution.
07-01-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,230
Posted By USAZorro

I'm here to expose you. :innocent: Needs...

I'm here to expose you. :innocent:

Needs this soundtrack.

I know that the "all's well that ends well" rule is in effect, but I would not have used that tool to remove the paint from a 753-tubed...
07-01-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By USAZorro

They were Weinmann with (I believe) the better...

They were Weinmann with (I believe) the better levers and the white Carlton hoods. Rims were most often Ava tubular. It had Record hubs, cranks, pedals, shifters and derailleurs. (spent stupid...
07-01-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,305
Posted By USAZorro

Grand Prix geometry = SGP geometry = Super Course...

Grand Prix geometry = SGP geometry = Super Course geometry. Grand Prix Frame is same material as SGP frame. (changed when 1978 Model Super Courses came around).

Actually, there isn't a great...
07-01-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,305
Posted By USAZorro

Repainted "in the spirit of the original". If...

Repainted "in the spirit of the original". If only it were the next size smaller. :)

...
07-01-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,305
Posted By USAZorro

I think the best that any of us can do is provide...

I think the best that any of us can do is provide our own anecdotes. Given what I've seen, it's more accurate to say that build quality is "uneven". The Team Professional and Professional MK I...
06-30-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,305
Posted By USAZorro

SGP isn't a 531 frame. It's a GP with some...

SGP isn't a 531 frame. It's a GP with some upgraded components (like alloy wheels).
06-30-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,305
Posted By USAZorro

South Central - as in Harrisburg/Lancaster/York? ...

South Central - as in Harrisburg/Lancaster/York? Lived there for 20 years before life took me away about 7 years ago. You just missed the annual World Cup Ski & Cycle bike swap in Camp Hill. No...
06-29-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,617
Posted By USAZorro

It's easier to get away with a frame that's a bit...

It's easier to get away with a frame that's a bit large than one that's a bit small. okay +/- 2cm you can get away with, but over 6? Nope.

Even if you can find a seat post and stem that can...
06-29-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2,976
Views: 258,501
Posted By USAZorro

Thanks. While those are some good looking DT...

Thanks.

While those are some good looking DT shifters and would certainly handle the shifting duty required, and I'm not going to pass up on them if brifters or bar-ends don't appear, I would like...
06-28-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By USAZorro

I set my '74 International up with the intention...

I set my '74 International up with the intention of riding Cino (hopefully next year now). I have a triple chainring and 700c 35mm Panaracer Pasela ProTites on it with no clearance issues.
06-28-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By USAZorro

Silca pumps with the proper heads come in various...

Silca pumps with the proper heads come in various lengths, have holes to mate with pegs on both ends, but also have a recessed shape on one end to fit to a frame tube. I'm not able to provide sizing...
06-28-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2,976
Views: 258,501
Posted By USAZorro

ISO 2 x 8 Shimano shifters. Either brifters, bar...

ISO 2 x 8 Shimano shifters. Either brifters, bar ends or downtube. Friction is ok too.

have - various things.
06-27-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,415
Posted By USAZorro

That little device on the chain stay is to guard...

That little device on the chain stay is to guard against chain slap. Not quite as elegant as what Fuji put on some of their bikes in the 70's, but quite effective.

Amazing acquisition. Just be...
06-27-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6,466
Views: 571,713
Posted By USAZorro

Well, technically, it was yesterday now. Huge...

Well, technically, it was yesterday now. Huge thanks to Insidious C.

Significant project now in the works, as my wife wants a nice, yellow bike (she really likes the color that i had my...
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