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09-24-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 200
Posted By repechage

Spinal Tap generation. 11 is enough. this...

Spinal Tap generation. 11 is enough.
this ensemble is interesting. I agree the aesthetics are subordinate.
When Valentino took over aesthetics ruled and Campagnolo almost failed.
Experience...
Replies: 17
Views: 409
Posted By repechage

I am hesitant to declare that a Holdsworth......

I am hesitant to declare that a Holdsworth... does not match my memory of them.
Seat stay top eyes, lugs, I could go on.
09-24-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 619
Posted By repechage

Never figured the logic out other than the...

Never figured the logic out other than the forging die price did not match probable volume.
09-24-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 685
Posted By repechage

Looks good. Smart paint application to the saddle...

Looks good. Smart paint application to the saddle support hardware.

I bought a turquoise bike recently. Very fortunate, I rarely check craigslist now and saw the advert within an hour of it being...
09-23-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 619
Posted By repechage

these are cool IF the builder brazed in a washer...

these are cool IF the builder brazed in a washer on the inside to add some thickness.
Harry Quinn did it.
Confente did it.
I'm sure others too.
09-23-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 619
Posted By repechage

Huret used a crescent chunk of plastic. no...

Huret used a crescent chunk of plastic. no threading in the dropout. Only the French.

All the cool cats with 28t freewheels use the adjusters from the short Campagnolo dropouts on the long ones,...
09-23-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By repechage

reference Velocals Cyclomondo They are...

reference
Velocals
Cyclomondo

They are vinyl - there are options- possibly even they could cut a paint mask.
Keith Anderson used to get vinyl paint masks cut, the results were terrific.
He is...
09-22-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,189
Posted By repechage

not a nefarious claim, things can and do get...

not a nefarious claim, things can and do get edited. When I saw it, thought "huh". metal was brighter than I would have expected using silver, more like bronze.
So it goes.
09-22-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,792
Posted By repechage

I have removed less deep indentations, a near...

I have removed less deep indentations, a near diameter solid rod, just a bit smaller than the seatpost. ground a tapered end and polished it.
For this job I would go maybe 1/2" smaller diameter at...
09-22-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 919
Posted By repechage

"spider cracks" do happen, neglect if not caught...

"spider cracks" do happen, neglect if not caught and filed clear.

From way back, if is when ankles or toe straps rub the arm, polish through the anodizing... sometimes taking away metal.
a...
09-22-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By repechage

White or yellow bar tape. apply something to...

White or yellow bar tape.
apply something to protect that drive side chainstay.

Schrader valves?!?
09-22-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By repechage

uncommon, but not unprecedented. Especially if...

uncommon, but not unprecedented.
Especially if one visited and ordered from them direct.
Looks decent.
Great color
09-21-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By repechage

A year ago I started finding OLD pads pretty...

A year ago I started finding OLD pads pretty challenging to remove- I assumed beyond the flex date.
the hack saw slit or dremel slit might just do the trick.
I have a section of angle iron with two...
09-21-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By repechage

Was a surprise to me. Not mine. The overall...

Was a surprise to me.
Not mine.
The overall result was less than it was before to my eyes.
This crown is not my favorite, but is strong.
Now, it appears quite inexpensive and klunky.
A few...
09-20-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 678
Posted By repechage

do a lap with Strava on and see if there is a...

do a lap with Strava on and see if there is a segment leader, or create one.
09-20-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,189
Posted By repechage

My assertion is that the geometry of the...

My assertion is that the geometry of the 'replicants" was done on purpose. the audience here would most likely wait for an original, and have money leftover in the bank.
would only have 6 in back vs...
09-20-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,189
Posted By repechage

I could not reference it a second time. Curious...

I could not reference it a second time. Curious that, as they told the Prisoner, "that would be telling"
09-19-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,081
Posted By repechage

Well, it’s not over till it’s over. Colnago...

Well, it’s not over till it’s over.
Colnago needs a win.
interesting as we may forget he sold off the Biz
but would not surprise me if Ernesto is in Paris or not, in any other year he would be...
09-19-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By repechage

Of the period, Raleigh and many others measured...

Of the period, Raleigh and many others measured center to top as noted, so, in keeping with retro assumptions, the bike is built "correct" for the seat tube length.
Scaling up or down the TdF...
09-19-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,189
Posted By repechage

What they showed in the promotional mfg video was...

What they showed in the promotional mfg video was not silver brazing... More like Brass....
So much for low temp.
09-19-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,081
Posted By repechage

I rode a Colnago Super to work, paint in yellow...

I rode a Colnago Super to work, paint in yellow even.
When I stopped for coffee on the way in, a couple asked if I was looking for a Yellow Shirt... ?!?
Oh, yellow jersey, no, my time has past....
09-18-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,189
Posted By repechage

Eroica Safe, but good luck that they will hold...

Eroica Safe, but good luck that they will hold the 2021 California event in the Spring.
09-18-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,050
Posted By repechage

I placed my name on the waiting list for a slip...

I placed my name on the waiting list for a slip 40 years ago... maybe in 30.
Santa Barbara only has slips available if a renter totally goofs up. They basically sell a junk boat and transfer the...
09-18-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By repechage

the Major hurdle is no shipping. Solve that, and...

the Major hurdle is no shipping. Solve that, and things will break loose.
09-18-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,189
Posted By repechage

Actually, I am pretty sure the shift levers are...

Actually, I am pretty sure the shift levers are ENE, they have the spool capacity to sweep 11 cogs BUT are ratchet at best, not index.

Maybe just a 753 seat tube and steerer? ;)
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By repechage

One and done.

One and done.
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Views: 369
Posted By repechage

Way back, one could argue that a pre production...

Way back, one could argue that a pre production Paramount was a Wastyn
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By repechage

What attributes lead you to conclude it is a ...

What attributes lead you to conclude it is a
preproduction Paramount?
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By repechage

Probably August 1983 the first letter is the...

Probably August 1983
the first letter is the month, the second letter is the year... interpolating a bit as T was 1982.

I had a Schwinn Cruiser bought new in 1982 with the HT serial number as the...
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By repechage

Styling wins get the Silca. they worked, not...

Styling wins
get the Silca.
they worked, not as well as a Zefal HP or later HPx but we are a Styling first bunch here by and large.

Campagnolo steel pump head- what every rabid dog deserves to...
09-17-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By repechage

23.5” Raleigh Frame would be my rec while they...

23.5” Raleigh Frame would be my rec
while they went to a slightly shorter top tube later, at 6’ should be quite good
11cm stems provide a good “swing”
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By repechage

1966 was an interesting year... the last of...

1966 was an interesting year...
the last of theRecord rear mech as the top of the line. The front mech with the cable stop, last of the Record bottom bracket with the thin cups- the shift levers...
09-17-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By repechage

Standardization would help! major players are...

Standardization would help!
major players are close, but not all onboard.

the evolution was slower decades ago.
early 70’s everyone used 120 mm rear spacing then 6 cogs came in to get that 13...
09-17-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By repechage

Slide the saddle forward a bit, raise the saddle,...

Slide the saddle forward a bit, raise the saddle, get some 165-170 cranks and the Lad will make that bike his.
09-17-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,050
Posted By repechage

I have seen that boat. That boat later was known...

I have seen that boat. That boat later was known as a PHRF rule beater. different design completely by Nelson / Merek. The rule "beat" was it was I was advised originally classified as a 30/30GP...
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By repechage

I would just go along on the test ride. "just to...

I would just go along on the test ride. "just to explain anything as you go"
And have my Cinzano team pump ready if need be.
09-17-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By repechage

In the Merckx era, there were stages with "white"...

In the Merckx era, there were stages with "white" roads and much less was made of them.
I think one has to go back to the early 60's to see bikes with spares and a pump. Then, in stages where...
09-16-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,189
Posted By repechage

The full bike price point does not compare...

The full bike price point does not compare favorably with a true vintage unit.
True, one will have to wait for one to turn up in their size.

I wonder if they really had these silver soldier...
09-16-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By repechage

I prefer archaic.

I prefer archaic.
09-16-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 513
Posted By repechage

Toss the original color. I saw today a new Audi...

Toss the original color.
I saw today a new Audi Q8 with a wild flamboyant coppertone gold color. I would do that.
Oh, so contrarian.
09-16-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,189
Posted By repechage

Local local bike shop Raleigh dealer was recently...

Local local bike shop Raleigh dealer was recently ticked. He ordered some bikes, they arrived. Raleigh's USA website places the same models on sale direct to consumer for LESS than he bought them...
09-16-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By repechage

That makes sense, I am a basic user. I think...

That makes sense, I am a basic user.
I think one could count on one hand and have fingers left regarding the number of threads I have started.
09-16-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,050
Posted By repechage

Did not someone commission a Super J of Ranger? ...

Did not someone commission a Super J of Ranger?

For me, I have a Plastic Classic, W.D.Schock Santana 30. (mark l)
from when the IOR (international offshore rule) was king.
Lots of fun to...
09-16-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 924
Posted By repechage

Chutzpah. How long do you think they will be...

Chutzpah.

How long do you think they will be in business going forward?
You can fool some of the people some of the time...
09-16-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By repechage

Way too many blackwall tires. But, vintage...

Way too many blackwall tires.
But, vintage concours are are passe.
09-16-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By repechage

Everyone demanding their 15 minutes of fame? oh...

Everyone demanding their 15 minutes of fame?
oh dear.
09-16-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,189
Posted By repechage

Interesting the early images of the pre...

Interesting the early images of the pre production frames and the shipped versions.
Transfers are a fail for sure. the fork blades in the marketing images showed 24mm round blades, not "correct" but...
09-15-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
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Views: 328
Posted By repechage

serial number should be either on the kickstand...

serial number should be either on the kickstand side dropout or on the headtube just above the lower headset cup.
If it has its original Schwinn headbadge there may be a code in very small stampings...
09-14-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 524
Posted By repechage

that is my hunch. Not an “expensive” frame... ...

that is my hunch. Not an “expensive” frame...
have to think about the best fix.
if this is the case- Work
probably more work than reasonable save filing a curved notch with a 10 mm rat tail file...
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By repechage

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