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10-28-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 709
Posted By 67tony

A simple possible solution is to take your fork...

A simple possible solution is to take your fork into a Lowes or Home Depot and have them color match it.
They will then mix you a small container of that exact color.
I've only done it once, but...
09-04-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,338
Posted By 67tony

Instead of using the tension bolt, I used a...

Instead of using the tension bolt, I used a leather punch and laced my Brooks B-17, sort of accomplishing the same thing.

The saddle shape is improved, and as an added bonus it allows for a little...
09-01-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By 67tony

Wheel settles with stem on top!

Back in the day, my dad would tell me if you spun the front wheel and it settled with the stem at 6:00...it meant you had the axle bearings set and lubed properly. Interestingly, after many trials,...
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By 67tony

'92 Specialized Allez

Finally finished this build-up.
Plans are to ride it for a while, then sell it due to no room at the inn!
So, I'm curious as to what it may be worth, to the right buyer.

Shimano 105 5500...
06-30-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,269
Posted By 67tony

Wow, that frame is in pristine condition! And,...

Wow, that frame is in pristine condition!
And, your bike looks a lot like the '92 I'm currently working (slowly!) on.
...
06-30-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By 67tony

rosefarts, I don't know what's funnier...your...

rosefarts, I don't know what's funnier...your mailbox or your name!
06-23-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By 67tony

I respectfully disagree. I believe quite a few of...

I respectfully disagree. I believe quite a few of them got sold, including the only bike I've ever bought new, a '92 Schwinn Crosscut. Still have it, and still going strong. Far from a low-end...
06-16-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 854
Posted By 67tony

Filed my rim seams!

In another thread it was noted that Sun rims usually had a slight overlap at the bead. It was suggested I'd have to file them smooth, and I balked for a while because of scratching. Well, there was...
06-13-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By 67tony

Brilliant! Although I'm sure the shim would...

Brilliant!
Although I'm sure the shim would work, I'll be on the hunt for a 28.6 clamp.
I just like that idea better...
...
06-12-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By 67tony

'92 Specialized Allez build-up

I'll be using a Shimano 105 5500 group set for this Specialized Allez, Serial # PL 266814
I'm pretty stoked, especially after lacing and truing my first wheel set!

Here are some early pics, with...
06-11-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,200
Posted By 67tony

Sorry, should have figured what you meant. I...

Sorry, should have figured what you meant.

I used Sheldon's instructions for a while, but after some frustrations and a lot of help from this forum, I gravitated to the site with the colored...
06-11-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,200
Posted By 67tony

Standard three-cross was recommended by many, so...

Standard three-cross was recommended by many, so that is what I used. Pulling spokes are on the outside of the flange, trailing spokes on the inside...but apparently there is no clear agreement on...
06-04-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,200
Posted By 67tony

I'd like to officially give kudos, and much...

I'd like to officially give kudos, and much thanks, to Doug Fattic, Salamandrine, SurferRosa, and narhay for great input and tutoring. Other tips, and (commiserations!) were helpful as well. As a...
06-03-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,200
Posted By 67tony

Not too shabby? (https://vimeo.com/425627851)

Not too shabby? (https://vimeo.com/425627851)
06-01-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,200
Posted By 67tony

Well, it's amazing how re-lacing several times...

Well, it's amazing how re-lacing several times hones that skill.
I think I've finally got it perfect, lacing-wise, with the trailing spokes inside the flange and the rim label read from the drive...
06-01-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,200
Posted By 67tony

DAMMIT! I had a 50/50 chance of doing this...

DAMMIT!
I had a 50/50 chance of doing this right, and of course did not.
This miscue, coupled with the (slight) preference for running the trailing spokes inside the flange, necessitates me...
05-31-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,200
Posted By 67tony

Front wheel, all spokes are the same, 299 mm. ...

Front wheel, all spokes are the same, 299 mm.

I've started over, and switched to the jimlangley.net site for a different set of directions. Starting the opposite side in the exact correct spot is...
05-24-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By 67tony

Got the crankset off...just had to add a cheater...

Got the crankset off...just had to add a cheater on the end of my 7mm allen key.
Thanks for the ID and removal advice!
05-22-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,080
Posted By 67tony

The Pillar double-butted spokes are 2.0/1.7/2.0...

The Pillar double-butted spokes are 2.0/1.7/2.0 gauge, and Lee calls them "much better than Sapin Race on a few levels". At under a buck apiece, including nipples and shipping, I'm pretty happy with...
05-22-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,080
Posted By 67tony

OK, original poster here, reporting back. I'm...

OK, original poster here, reporting back. I'm making progress, with rims and spokes ordered, and even scored a used Bike Hand YC-512N truing stand for $50.

Lee (childhood_dreams on ebay) is indeed...
05-16-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,288
Posted By 67tony

Here's my '92 Exerciser, significantly modified...

Here's my '92 Exerciser, significantly modified by the previous owner.
I've grown very fond of the mustache bars and shifters, and the frame and ride quality are outstanding!
...
05-13-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,080
Posted By 67tony

All great advice, especially about going with the...

All great advice, especially about going with the Sun M13 II...a bit narrower than the CR18. Similar price, too. Thanks for the responses!

This'll be my first wheel-build, so I'm pretty excited. I...
05-12-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By 67tony

Simonchini...

A guy came today and bought a set of wheels from me for his '82 Simoncini.
I was very impressed with the guy (John), and of course by his bike!

He was unfamiliar with this forum, so I told him...
05-08-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By 67tony

Here's the Continentals, mounted, and the bike...

Here's the Continentals, mounted, and the bike they'll be going on.
I really liked the red stripe location on the old Specialized tires, but I'm sure I'll get used to the new ones.
...
05-03-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By 67tony

'81 Raleigh models

A friend has an '81 Raleigh, I find out tomorrow what model.

I'm hoping for the steel blue Professional Mark V, sporting Campy Nuevo.
Or, the gold-laquered Superbe, assembled with, naturally, a...
04-23-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By 67tony

Running low on projects...

...so I tore apart my 9 year-old granddaughters too small pink 6-speed, and re-painted it for my 6 year-old grandson to inherit.
It's actually a pretty decent bike, that cleaned up and operates...
04-15-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9,423
Views: 913,316
Posted By 67tony

fleslider... Yes, thank you so much for...

fleslider...

Yes, thank you so much for posting the Centurion catalogs, including my year, 1987.

I don't remember what thread, or with who, but recently we discussed what cluster came original...
04-09-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,056
Posted By 67tony

Awesome collection, and great replies from the...

Awesome collection, and great replies from the vintage experts.
I'm sure there was some significant drool on more than a few keyboards...

The only thing I might add is to maybe start off with a...
04-04-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9,423
Views: 913,316
Posted By 67tony

Answering my own question, and thanks to T-Mar's...

Answering my own question, and thanks to T-Mar's extensive Centurion database, my serial # indicates an "87 model, built in the 9-10 week of that year.
So, early March, which may or may not explain...
03-31-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By 67tony

How much grease...

...is too much grease?

On my '87 Ironman Master, I'm swapping the original 6-speed 13-21 freewheel to a 13-26...figuring it will give me a little more "low end". My age, 66, pretty much demands...
03-26-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By 67tony

Don't know that, but I'll ask him when I see him.

Don't know that, but I'll ask him when I see him.
03-25-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By 67tony

The rims he bought from an Amish shop in Ohio. ...

The rims he bought from an Amish shop in Ohio.
Wooden tubular rims for $90, clincher rims for $135.
Oh, you want an aluminum insert? Well...that'll be $5 more!
Pretty dang reasonable, I'd say.
...
03-25-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By 67tony

The hub is a New Departure, Model A, one of their...

The hub is a New Departure, Model A, one of their first offerings. Due to the peg, he's not sure if it was original to the bike.
The saddle, and this top tube bag, he reconditioned himself. But with...
03-25-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By 67tony

Really, really, vintage...1912 Wonder!

A friend in our park restores bikes from a certain era, roughly 1880-1920, having to do with the advent of aired tires, I believe.
Some examples of his other work can be found at Time Machines, Ltd....
03-21-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,799
Posted By 67tony

I've since switched to a black Brooks and black...

I've since switched to a black Brooks and black bar tape...but this was fairly pretty, I'd say.
...
03-17-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,349
Posted By 67tony

This could be a mustache handle-barred tourer,...

This could be a mustache handle-barred tourer, but instead is an urban day-tripping grocery getter.
...
02-08-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,227
Posted By 67tony

I loved that bike also, but ended up selling it...

I loved that bike also, but ended up selling it to a nice young dad from Chicago.
He had plans to pull a child trailer, and then a child seat.
He appreciated the vintage, and recognized the...
02-07-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,227
Posted By 67tony

All good points have been presented, so I've got...

All good points have been presented, so I've got nothing to add except a pic of my '73 Super Sport.
Full Suntour Sprint groupset, bar-end shifters, Sun CR-18 rims, and 1 1/8" Panaracer Paselas.
Oh,...
01-25-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 783
Posted By 67tony

The 4' test... ...

The 4' test...

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01-25-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 783
Posted By 67tony

I snagged a paint pen from Michael's, and gave it...

I snagged a paint pen from Michael's, and gave it a try. Started with the bottom of the bottom bracket, hoping to get the hang of it, and I did get better as I went along. Here are some observations,...
01-21-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 783
Posted By 67tony

I hadn't thought of just outlining the lugs,...

I hadn't thought of just outlining the lugs, that'd probably look pretty cool.
Yes, yellow for sure.

Thanks for the suggestions!
01-19-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 783
Posted By 67tony

By the way, I brought the fork into the home...

By the way, I brought the fork into the home improvement store starting with an L.
They used their color matching machine, then sold me a $5 sample-size acrylic paint.
Using a toothpick, small...
01-11-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,846
Posted By 67tony

Built this up for my Seattle daughter-in-law... ...

Built this up for my Seattle daughter-in-law...
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3831_19ae8d7c4d8b35a8dcad623de96d6be92cc2a4bf.jpg
01-09-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,208
Posted By 67tony

I have MKS Urban Platform pedals on all my bikes,...

I have MKS Urban Platform pedals on all my bikes, and use smooth-soled shoes.
With a little practice it is easy to flip the pedal and enter the toe clips, all in one motion.

Straps are only...
12-02-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,886
Posted By 67tony

That makes sense, Ben, thanks for the...

That makes sense, Ben, thanks for the explanation.

By the way, to the original poster...it is a very, very good-looking bike!
11-22-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By 67tony

This has to qualify as post of the day. ...

This has to qualify as post of the day.

Great, albeit obscure, information is always found here!
11-12-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,830
Posted By 67tony

I've had two Nishikis that I renovated and passed...

I've had two Nishikis that I renovated and passed along.
The '85 Prestige was for a tall friend, and was light and fast.
My son still has the '86 Cresta GT, with bosses everywhere!
...
10-20-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,376
Posted By 67tony

Schwinn... https://i.vgy.me/69MH87.jpg

Schwinn...
https://i.vgy.me/69MH87.jpg
09-23-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 689
Posted By 67tony

The Schwinn is a tank, the Panasonic is a bike. ...

The Schwinn is a tank, the Panasonic is a bike.
Much depends on condition, how you will use it, and your expectations for it.
And, probably most importantly, size.
02-12-17, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By 67tony

1985 Prestige...I restored it for a tall buddy. ...

1985 Prestige...I restored it for a tall buddy.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll176/ajsporer/001_zpszplzlkd5.jpg
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