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11-07-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By ollo_ollo

Try and see how it turns out. I did one in...

Try and see how it turns out. I did one in similar condition recently, proceeded cautiously and only had to hammer down 1 rivet. You can still see some lanolin leather conditioner in the cracks. ...
11-07-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,126
Posted By ollo_ollo

I'm a generally optimistic guy so my regrets are...

I'm a generally optimistic guy so my regrets are few and fleeting. Always outweighed by many other factors: I too ignore Jim's posts, as I can only tolerate a certain level of annoyance in my life...
11-01-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By ollo_ollo

Surprised no-one mentioned Amazon: 10# for...

Surprised no-one mentioned Amazon: 10# for $26.70, smaller amounts also avail, but price goes up pretty fast...5# is about $19.00 Don ...
10-29-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 979
Posted By ollo_ollo

I've also experienced most of the above. May not...

I've also experienced most of the above. May not work for BG, but I have found said missing small object in my pants cuff often enough that it is the first place I look now. It will sometimes save...
10-29-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By ollo_ollo

The damage possibilities are real, but it could...

The damage possibilities are real, but it could just be a co-incidental, headset that needs a clean, lube and adjustment revealing itself. Only disassembly and a careful examination can determine. ...
10-29-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,666
Posted By ollo_ollo

Tucson Summer Relative humidity = 20%-40%,...

Tucson Summer Relative humidity = 20%-40%, Yucatan = 70% to 90+% makes for a very big difference in evaporation rate. Don
10-29-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,487
Posted By ollo_ollo

What everyone is saying works. Riding hills,...

What everyone is saying works. Riding hills, running or even walking up & down steps, and if you are like most of us, the march of time has added weight that drags us down when climbing, so try to...
10-28-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,941
Posted By ollo_ollo

My contribution: Had them on eBay with some...

My contribution: Had them on eBay with some saddles a while back. Saddles sold but not the shoes. Decided to keep them if only to impress my grand kids. If ever I wear them again, will be without...
10-24-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By ollo_ollo

I get extremely good results using "Kiwi Scuff...

I get extremely good results using "Kiwi Scuff Cover" as 1st step for renovating old leather saddles after a saddle soap clean. Also works on the thin leather covering of modern saddles if not...
10-23-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 936
Posted By ollo_ollo

That would be my Cino Heroica PX10 with its 5...

That would be my Cino Heroica PX10 with its 5 speed Shimano 14/34 freewheel and a 30/47 Stronglight 100 crank. Climbing speed is just short of a track stand and it loses traction on really steep...
10-23-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By ollo_ollo

My only experience of Koski was years ago when...

My only experience of Koski was years ago when their saddles were showing up at swap meets in new/nearly new condition. Bought a couple @ $5ea. They were comfortable for commuting/touring but...
10-20-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 34,264
Posted By ollo_ollo

Summertime

Summertime
10-20-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 34,264
Posted By ollo_ollo

Louison Bobet!

Louison Bobet!
10-20-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 34,264
Posted By ollo_ollo

It may be October now, but I still remember...

It may be October now, but I still remember Spring. Don
10-17-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By ollo_ollo

Similar process for me this Summer, but thought...

Similar process for me this Summer, but thought of it as N+1+1, but N+2 says it better. Need to do a "new to me this Summer" post to show them, but they were a: 71 PX10, 90 Trek 520, 87? Ironman...
10-17-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By ollo_ollo

Try direct communication with CYCLOMONDO -...

Try direct communication with CYCLOMONDO - BICYCLE RESTORATION DECALS (http://cyclomondo.net/) He has a vast selection and was very helpful putting together a custom set of early Motobecane decals...
10-15-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By ollo_ollo

Can't say for sure, because my Pro Tour was high...

Can't say for sure, because my Pro Tour was high mileage when I got it, but said to have all original equipment. It had SunTour VGT (Luxe?) derailleurs. With a new wheel set, it gave good service...
10-15-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By ollo_ollo

Does your triple takeoff say "Aerox" on the arm? ...

Does your triple takeoff say "Aerox" on the arm? That's what was on my old Pro Tour. A top end SR crankset. Don
10-15-19, 07:34 AM
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Posted By ollo_ollo

Front fender results of a cut to fit for maximum...

Front fender results of a cut to fit for maximum clearance. Cut off piece is attached in various ways to its position in front of brake caliper. Some dislike the result & fenders (with or w/o tip)...
10-05-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,578
Posted By ollo_ollo

Congrats on the Trofeo catch. Like others, I'm...

Congrats on the Trofeo catch. Like others, I'm no Campy expert, but that crank resembles Athena which I have on a couple other bikes. Memory is hazy, but I think they were labeled "Athena" though. ...
09-23-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,315
Posted By ollo_ollo

Its not just Portland, all of Oregon has a rich...

Its not just Portland, all of Oregon has a rich vein of C&V. Most recent N+1+1+1 were found in Bend (Trek 520) Hillsboro (Ironman Expert) and Grants Pass (72 Grand Record). Don
09-18-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,577
Posted By ollo_ollo

Congrats! Some bikes are too rare, fancy, or...

Congrats! Some bikes are too rare, fancy, or special in some way to be ridden much. This one just wants to go fast and far. Don
09-17-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,577
Posted By ollo_ollo

Thanks T-Mar. Even if paper based, quite a...

Thanks T-Mar. Even if paper based, quite a resource for us vintage bike enthusiasts. You provided me with a lot of info on my bikes over the years. This one was stolen a few years after I gave it...
09-17-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,577
Posted By ollo_ollo

Some pics I found on web with detail of Nashbar...

Some pics I found on web with detail of Nashbar model I had
09-17-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,577
Posted By ollo_ollo

I stand corrected by T-Mar's encyclopedic data...

I stand corrected by T-Mar's encyclopedic data mind. Here's a pic of mine before orange paint. I added the colored reflectors, rack, fenders, and Brooks saddle. I do remember the rising sun logo &...
09-17-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,577
Posted By ollo_ollo

These were good bikes. Found one in the Olympia...

These were good bikes. Found one in the Olympia WA Goodwill, dirty with flat tires, so priced like all the other dept store BSO's. But had Chrome moly tubing, axle adj screws and rode nice.

Made...
09-15-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,982
Posted By ollo_ollo

Mark sums it up well. The hotel was a much...

Mark sums it up well. The hotel was a much larger version of my grandmother's big farm town home in the late 1940's. Near the depot, where steam engines stopped to take on water. In those...
09-14-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,344
Posted By ollo_ollo

These posts have a familiar ring. I experienced...

These posts have a familiar ring. I experienced the 1 lever lower than the other a couple times this year. Even had fresh bar tape on 1, which had to be re-wrapped. Been pretty good at rotating...
09-11-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 932
Posted By ollo_ollo

Looks like a SuperSport to me also, but later...

Looks like a SuperSport to me also, but later than 66. I have a 66 with a July 66 serial # and it has downtube shifters(brazed on posts on downtube) also had bolted on kickstand(no welded on base). ...
09-10-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,982
Posted By ollo_ollo

She did require a song of me, so, I gave her a...

She did require a song of me, so, I gave her a bit of "Oh Happy Day" Don
09-10-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,982
Posted By ollo_ollo

Ended up with front 30/rear 32. Gave me 25 gear...

Ended up with front 30/rear 32. Gave me 25 gear inches. gets you up the steepest grade, so happy with that. Front brake, not so much. If you hit a hard bump(lots of those on Cino), the little...
09-10-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,982
Posted By ollo_ollo

Actually, I think that field is alfalfa.

Actually, I think that field is alfalfa.
09-10-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,982
Posted By ollo_ollo

Here's a couple more. After taking a few pics,...

Here's a couple more. After taking a few pics, appeared camera quit working. Later found getting it in & out of jersey pocket moved a switch over to taking videos(something I didn't know it could...
08-31-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By ollo_ollo

Have several bikes carrying ostensibly 35mm...

Have several bikes carrying ostensibly 35mm fenders over 28mm tires with no problems & they look ok. However tires on my bikes tend to measure smaller than labeled. Also have a set of 42mm fenders...
08-29-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,634,359
Posted By ollo_ollo

Re-posting different pics of my 91 Gary Fisher...

Re-posting different pics of my 91 Gary Fisher Montare & 95 Schwinn Moab Anniversary Edition just to augment those on prior page. Don
08-22-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,311
Posted By ollo_ollo

Yes.

Yes.
08-21-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,311
Posted By ollo_ollo

1985 GR, Columbus SL frame & fork. Frame only...

1985 GR, Columbus SL frame & fork. Frame only weighed 3.8 pounds. Original spec was Campagnolo Triomphe. Got mine as a bare frame, built with good stuff, but not to original spec. Also, bike was...
08-21-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,311
Posted By ollo_ollo

Meant to post update earlier this week, but my...

Meant to post update earlier this week, but my dog Gus had a run in with one of our local critters at sunup a few days ago. I was fixing my breakfast when the fracas started. Went out & found Gus...
08-19-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,986
Posted By ollo_ollo

I'm right in that range. Was 5'7 1/2" in the...

I'm right in that range. Was 5'7 1/2" in the late 50's early 60's, in my prime running shape. Old age shrank me to around 5'6", less if bad posture. I am with iab. If hands, butt and feet are...
08-19-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,787
Posted By ollo_ollo

Potentially a great and beautiful bike. Needs a...

Potentially a great and beautiful bike. Needs a complete dis-assembly with clean, lube and adjust of every bearing, including the pedals. New cables & sheaths where needed. After that, wax &...
08-17-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,693
Posted By ollo_ollo

N+1 for the Win

N+1 for the Win
08-17-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,693
Posted By ollo_ollo

+1 on the Univega SporTour. Never owned or even...

+1 on the Univega SporTour. Never owned or even rode a Cannondale so I googled Cannondale ST & 1st review that came up: Vintage Bike Review: 1989 Cannondale ST1000 | CYCLEBUTTCRACK...
08-17-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By ollo_ollo

John: Beautiful bikes! We once had an 87 Audi...

John: Beautiful bikes! We once had an 87 Audi that randomly blew the power window fuse to front passenger door. New fuse & it was fine until it failed again. Multiple unsuccessful attempts by me &...
08-16-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,693
Posted By ollo_ollo

All can do the job, but I'd pick the Univega...

All can do the job, but I'd pick the Univega Sport Tour. Think it would be best all arounder and less name recognition gives it a slight advantage should thieves walk by the 3 of them sitting...
08-15-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 44,691
Posted By ollo_ollo

Saw this about 1/2 way between Sublimity and...

Saw this about 1/2 way between Sublimity and Salem Oregon. Driver was trotting the horses around his pasture, but stopped & held them a minute when he saw me get out my camera. Gave me a wave &...
08-15-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By ollo_ollo

Wow! Just Wow. Yet so huge I don't feel even a...

Wow! Just Wow. Yet so huge I don't feel even a twinge of covetousness, just appreciation. Congratulations on such a great find. Don
08-15-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,312
Posted By ollo_ollo

I'll have to go through my pics to find some...

I'll have to go through my pics to find some frame examples, but here's a saddle example. A $5 Vetta from NW Hub. Very comfortable saddle, kind of an overstuffed Turbo with both beausage & patina. ...
08-12-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,211
Posted By ollo_ollo

Years ago, I got one on a Goodwill bike I bought...

Years ago, I got one on a Goodwill bike I bought for parts. Put it on my Motobecane Grand Jubile. Soon thereafter, I was quite excited to see a N.O.S. one on eBay and the bidding went up fast, sold...
08-10-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,311
Posted By ollo_ollo

Actually have several RAS & one is a 12" Red...

Actually have several RAS & one is a 12" Red Star, Queen of them all! Don
08-10-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,311
Posted By ollo_ollo

On the Grand Record, I can't fit anything bigger...

On the Grand Record, I can't fit anything bigger than these 32's. Rides & handles well in everything but the deepest gravel, so will just try to avoid or keep speed down when there's too much loose...
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