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10-20-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 174
Posted By niliraga

Hello and welcome! for these stiff brakes of...

Hello and welcome!

for these stiff brakes of yours, first thing I'd do is find out where the stickiness is: release the cable from its clamp at the calipers, and manually squeeze the brake arms...
10-20-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By niliraga

these seem to be hyperlocal, and from what I hear...

these seem to be hyperlocal, and from what I hear are being done mainly by one shop? I see them most around lower manhattan - hardly ever over the bridge in brooklyn - and they're a huge hit for...
10-18-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By niliraga

Many larger apartment buildings will have a...

Many larger apartment buildings will have a shared basement storage room, so that could be an amenity to look for as you hunt for a home - it's possible you could keep most of them there (and a cable...
10-17-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,894
Posted By niliraga

nice progress -- this is the sort of project...

nice progress -- this is the sort of project those bars were intended for, so glad to see this pics!
10-09-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 550
Posted By niliraga

whoa. nesteel, am I to understand that you have...

whoa. nesteel, am I to understand that you have a 24" 720 that you'd consider parting with?
10-02-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 52,481
Views: 7,087,325
Posted By niliraga

not even! I believe by the time that style of...

not even! I believe by the time that style of headbadge is in use, even the Super Course has forged dropouts.
10-02-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,114
Posted By niliraga

I will keep an eye out for that Italvega! I had...

I will keep an eye out for that Italvega! I had a blue one for years, that in the end sold to a guy in Bed Stuy who I often pass crossing the bridge - now I wish I had stripped him back to...
10-01-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 52,481
Views: 7,087,325
Posted By niliraga

I just drove out there - Steve is prob not...

I just drove out there - Steve is prob not picking up the phone because he's busy running around - he's packing all his stuff (including this) into a trailer and heading to florida.

Today is last...
09-24-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 922
Posted By niliraga

that's the noise exactly - back before I knew any...

that's the noise exactly - back before I knew any better, I once re-used a set of old and badly worn armadillos that should have been trashed long beforehand. The sound is like spokes settling in...
09-24-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By niliraga

seconded. If it were an inch taller, I'd nab...

seconded. If it were an inch taller, I'd nab that Competition and keep two of them. Dunno about this 1930s geometry, or if it's some magic fairy dust they sprinkled, but something about the way it...
09-22-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By niliraga

Option #3...

Option #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) , which is already mixed enough that you can go with any brakes that take yer fancy. (my current crush is on gran compe...
09-20-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 52,481
Views: 7,087,325
Posted By niliraga

and not just any 700x38s, I think I see those...

and not just any 700x38s, I think I see those fantastic Avocet CX tires.
09-19-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By niliraga

I'd start with the 110 since the collective...

I'd start with the 110 since the collective wisdom here indicates that's *most* likely to be ideal - and if that ends up being too short, it's still a useful size to have in your stash. Downside is...
09-17-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,894
Posted By niliraga

not to be a heretic here, but that kind of riding...

not to be a heretic here, but that kind of riding environment sounds perfect for a single-speed setup with a relaxed 42/16 ratio or similar.

Disadvantage of this approach: doesn't allow you to...
09-17-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By niliraga

Gosh that's a memorable bike and a memorable way...

Gosh that's a memorable bike and a memorable way to move it along. Going to fall asleep tonight hoping I wake up a few inches shorter and living in Washington...
09-17-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,466
Posted By niliraga

exactly one of those passed through my hands some...

exactly one of those passed through my hands some years ago - it was a smidge too tall for me, but I remember it as a very impressive ride. All Cyclone MkII stuff, I recall. forty bucks is a no...
09-14-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By niliraga

for bombing around the streets of a relatively...

for bombing around the streets of a relatively flat town (on 27/700s, assumed) I reckon 44/16 is a great all-purpose ratio and low enough for climbs over bridges etc. My $0.02 would be to go with...
09-13-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,046
Posted By niliraga

it's an old SR with the cheap side-bolt clamps -...

it's an old SR with the cheap side-bolt clamps - pretty tatty but factory milling & markings are all still there.
09-13-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,046
Posted By niliraga

am liking it. another theory, and one that's...

am liking it.

another theory, and one that's easier to disprove! -- maybe the distribution of photos is not what we *think* it is. Maybe drive-side is the clear majority because sellers are, on...
09-13-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,046
Posted By niliraga

so I'd be looking for Ishiwata = possible...

so I'd be looking for Ishiwata = possible problem, Tange = improved/safe(r) design?
09-13-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,046
Posted By niliraga

so here's top of the seat tube. my (unseasoned)...

so here's top of the seat tube. my (unseasoned) eye says this looks pretty kosher, and the opening is undamaged and seems pretty round. But if old Treks are supposedly all 27.2, why on earth is...
09-13-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,046
Posted By niliraga

ok, this is interesting... I just pulled a 26.8...

ok, this is interesting... I just pulled a 26.8 seatpost out.

Looks like the lug ears *may* be squashed together more than they should, but will come back to this later today. Meanwhile, am I...
09-12-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By niliraga

I use a similar excuse! ahem, I mean reasoning.

I use a similar excuse! ahem, I mean reasoning.
09-12-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By niliraga

that's a fair amount of Talenti to go through,...

that's a fair amount of Talenti to go through, just to secure some useful soaking/cleaning containers.
09-12-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,046
Posted By niliraga

the Trek color names back then are bizarre - so...

the Trek color names back then are bizarre - so was this considered the "Gunmetal" they speak of? Me, I would have guessed Dark Blue, but what do I know...
09-12-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,046
Posted By niliraga

ja, i was reading this thread - trying to not let...

ja, i was reading this thread - trying to not let it spook me too much. Once cleaned up I will inspect where crown and blades meet and look for hairlines/rust etc.
09-12-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,046
Posted By niliraga

photo had been taken with front wheel loosely...

photo had been taken with front wheel loosely (ie, not) in place - with everything seated properly, pads hit where they should.
09-12-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,046
Posted By niliraga

ok - scuffed and chipped, but straight and true...

ok - scuffed and chipped, but straight and true (photos not yet), here's what I can add so far...

- s/n appears to be 016262 - seems this indicates a 1982 610?
- measures ~24" ctc
- tubing is...
09-12-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,278
Posted By niliraga

So perfect. and with the extra 'i' in there, you...

So perfect. and with the extra 'i' in there, you can wave your hands around like a real italian and say "in-vin-chEE-bih-lay"
09-12-19, 04:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,046
Posted By niliraga

...but I've seen a lot of Weinmann LP18 rims used...

...but I've seen a lot of Weinmann LP18 rims used around these parts for newer 27" wheelsets, so I fear it's just wearing newer 27s
09-12-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,046
Posted By niliraga

it'd be a bonus if it's already wearing 700s, and...

it'd be a bonus if it's already wearing 700s, and the existing Dia Compes would be coming off for sure.
09-11-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,046
Posted By niliraga

:) as the old saying goes, "if someone steals...

:) as the old saying goes, "if someone steals your cab, well, it wasn't your cab!"
09-11-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,046
Posted By niliraga

thanks folks - appreciate the collective brain...

thanks folks - appreciate the collective brain dump. can make it out there tomorrow pm at best, so fingers crossed.
09-11-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,046
Posted By niliraga

Need help identifying an older Trek

Hoping Trek experts respond to the bat light: a fairly unhelpful (and sole) photo of a bike ad up on the local CL here -- I'm looking to experiment with touring frames to see how they feel, and...
09-10-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By niliraga

Here's one that can't quit me now. I stupidly...

Here's one that can't quit me now. I stupidly bought this frame for $20 at a swap, thinking that I alone would have the talent and ingenuity to liberate a prized Campy 26.2 seatpost from it, then...
09-07-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,894
Posted By niliraga

I think the sanding that people refer to would be...

I think the sanding that people refer to would be to bring a non-french 22.2 shaft of a quill stem down to 22.0 (and thus allowing you to use any 25.4 bars that take your fancy. I don't know that...
09-07-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,894
Posted By niliraga

This will be fantastic - classic mixtes almost...

This will be fantastic - classic mixtes almost always are, so I totally get what you're doing here and why!

But before you go ordering VO Porteur bars, be aware that their 23.8 and 22.2 options...
09-07-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,985
Posted By niliraga

Rescued frame + salvaged bits = "Brooklyn street...

Rescued frame + salvaged bits = "Brooklyn street mutt", aka the Lemon & Lime

...
09-07-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 158,570
Posted By niliraga

These are spectacular machines - I have lust for...

These are spectacular machines - I have lust for one of these Fuji Series IVs, and keep an eye open for one in 59/60cm -- seems like most are 57 or 63?
09-03-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By niliraga

the brakes - I'm assuming nutted and not...

the brakes - I'm assuming nutted and not recessed, but unless my eyes are tricking me they look like ... short reach?
08-30-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By niliraga

thanks - this is a genius notion, so much more...

thanks - this is a genius notion, so much more appealing than my ugly slivers of inner tube.
08-18-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,491
Posted By niliraga

for modern dual pivot calipers, I am 95% sure...

for modern dual pivot calipers, I am 95% sure that a pair of Tektro 539 (nutted, not recessed) will be right for that frame with either 27 & 700s, though that Weinman 650 at the back looks like it's...
08-14-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,425
Posted By niliraga

or maybe you could go really janky -- with a...

or maybe you could go really janky -- with a smooth, cleaned surface, apply panels of plastic film "foil" tape, which seems to have enough stretchiness to handle some compound curves. Fun idea,...
08-01-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 699,494
Posted By niliraga

just a pair of old Gran Compes, the ones that...

just a pair of old Gran Compes, the ones that imitated the QR of Campy NR brakes. Compared to the NR I first tried, they seem to give me 1 or 2 mm more headroom for the tire - maybe slightly slimmer...
08-01-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 699,494
Posted By niliraga

That Bob Jackson frame from rockdoc now in its...

That Bob Jackson frame from rockdoc now in its new natural habitat! Built from the parts bin for a few weeks as a "runabout" to get a feel for what I really want to do with it. Too tight for...
07-25-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 64,376
Posted By niliraga

Bob Jackson frame received from rockdoc -- padded...

Bob Jackson frame received from rockdoc -- padded and packed like the precious baby it is. thanks for making this so easy and simple, Steve!
07-16-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,010
Posted By niliraga

cabling hassle aside, you could maybe remove bars...

cabling hassle aside, you could maybe remove bars & stem and drop them back in backwards (ie. stem reaching over top tube, facing rearwards) and look again -- if the tilt remains in the same...
07-16-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,262
Posted By niliraga

Another black sheep. Came to me as a $125...

Another black sheep. Came to me as a $125 frame+fork off a local CL posting, with faded chrome and plenty of rust bubbling up under the paint. Built it up from the parts bin and it's proven to be a...
07-16-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,262
Posted By niliraga

gosh, that '69 is tasty.

gosh, that '69 is tasty.
07-14-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,121
Posted By niliraga

Paypal sent. Kilroy1988 as soon as I work out...

Paypal sent. Kilroy1988 as soon as I work out what size shoes it can wear, the planning will start...
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