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10-21-19, 04:51 PM
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Views: 79
Posted By noobinsf

Bata Bikers size 11

I just bought to appease my curiosity, but as I worried, they are too big. I normally wear a 10 and thought these, while marked 11, might fit, but no. I do get the appeal of these shoes now, though,...
10-21-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 165
Posted By noobinsf

Also, Newbaums just started selling padded cotton...

Also, Newbaums just started selling padded cotton tape...
10-21-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 165
Posted By noobinsf

I recently wrapped my Univega bars with some...

I recently wrapped my Univega bars with some Fizik tape, which is irrelevant, but before wrapping, I cut some cheap Chinese foam bar tape into similar shapes as those gel pads to cover the drops,...
10-21-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By noobinsf

PSA - American Cyclery garage sale in SF this weekend

Merz just posted this from American Cyclery. Sale this weekend in support of a mammoth seismic retrofit that threatens to close the shop for good. Iíll try to make it if I can...
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10-21-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By noobinsf

Maybe later, like a '75? I've only ever seen the...

Maybe later, like a '75? I've only ever seen the Jubile as the silver with red accents, and the derailleur hanger has the characteristic 4 o'clock stop for Huret. Here is one:

Motobecane model...
10-20-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By noobinsf

A long cage Suntour of the era would do well,...

A long cage Suntour of the era would do well, like a Cyclone GT, Blue Line GT, or something in the V series (VGT Luxe, VX-GT). They’re simpler, lighter, and very reliable. You can search eBay for...
10-20-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 450
Posted By noobinsf

Zooming in, it looks like that dropout is also...

Zooming in, it looks like that dropout is also split at the adjuster screw. I wouldn’t get my hopes up about simply bending it back into place...
10-20-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By noobinsf

Others who are more knowledgeable will chime in,...

Others who are more knowledgeable will chime in, but Iím pretty sure that pulley us not serviceable. One of the reasons this derailleur has an iffy reputation.
10-20-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 450
Posted By noobinsf

I recently looked into this for a different...

I recently looked into this for a different Paramount frame that I ended up missing on eBay. In this case, local frame builder Bernie Mikkelsen confirmed he had the correct replacement dropout in his...
10-19-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,297
Posted By noobinsf

cuda2k, I am on the site all the time. THANK YOU...

cuda2k, I am on the site all the time. THANK YOU for doing what you do!
10-19-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,267
Posted By noobinsf

A Suntour short cage of that era will likely...

A Suntour short cage of that era will likely handle the 24-tooth spread just fine, but you may run into some issues with a 26 or 28-tooth large cog, depending on the specific derailleur. These issues...
10-19-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,267
Posted By noobinsf

I have three roadworthy bikes at the moment, and...

I have three roadworthy bikes at the moment, and all of them are running long cage Suntour friction (two Cyclone, one Blue Line). Use the VGT -- Suntour gets a lot of well-earned respect here.
10-18-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,062
Posted By noobinsf

I never did post my updated Bergmeister to this...

I never did post my updated Bergmeister to this thread. I've since sold it, but I really enjoyed it while I had it. Just ran out of space, and I got a hold of some different interesting projects.
...
10-17-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 394
Posted By noobinsf

Here you go, page 24: ...

Here you go, page 24:

http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/catalogs/tange-catalog.pdf
10-17-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 607
Posted By noobinsf

Does it fit? Go custom, then. Strip it and get it...

Does it fit? Go custom, then. Strip it and get it powder coated, and pick a single color you like, since the canti posts already deviate from stock. Pick some custom decals (not fakes, just make up...
10-17-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By noobinsf

No! Adjust your brakes to the correct tension...

No! Adjust your brakes to the correct tension when the lever is down (closed). Opening the lever (rotating upward) allows you to remove the wheel when needed without deflating the tire. Ask lots of...
10-16-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By noobinsf

You posted pics just as I was replying. Looks...

You posted pics just as I was replying. Looks like a nice bike with good parts. A couple of observations — if the seat post is where it fits you, this bike may be too big. Also, the closeup of the...
10-16-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By noobinsf

Briefly, 600 eventually became the Ultegra group,...

Briefly, 600 eventually became the Ultegra group, and, generally, RX100 < 105 < Ultegra < Dura Ace. However, all of these groupsets have evolved over the years, and the differences between these...
10-16-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By noobinsf

The stuff that shows up here blows me away...

The stuff that shows up here blows me away sometimes. I hope this bike is documented in a book somewhere. Ahem, ScottRyder...
10-16-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,333
Posted By noobinsf

Looks like 1973 was unique among the 70s for the...

Looks like 1973 was unique among the 70s for the Le Champion being available in black:

<------ Bicycling Magazine 10-1973 ------> Motobecane Le Champion...
10-16-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,267
Posted By noobinsf

That’s the point, though... the Sunrace 5 is...

That’s the point, though... the Sunrace 5 is thicker than normal 5, and in this case is equivalent to a Shimano 6.
10-16-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,267
Posted By noobinsf

Sunrace freewheels (OP's 5 speed) have a...

Sunrace freewheels (OP's 5 speed) have a reputation for being thicker than others, and I can confirm this is the case due to my experience with Sunrace's 7-speed freewheel. I like it and it works...
10-16-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,267
Posted By noobinsf

If you are a paying member (not expensive), then...

If you are a paying member (not expensive), then you can place a want-to-buy (WTB) ad in the classic/vintage sales section. I'm sure someone here will have something they can sell you for a fair...
10-16-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 372
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, beautiful! Very clean. As a Moto GR owner...

Wow, beautiful! Very clean. As a Moto GR owner myself, I know the good feeling!
10-15-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 60,574
Posted By noobinsf

Yes, you're right -- just checked on a couple of...

Yes, you're right -- just checked on a couple of my own purchases, nothing to get spooked over. I guess it's publicly available anyway, so USPS would not be wise to put detailed info up -- didn't...
10-15-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,990
Posted By noobinsf

Thanks for the compliments! I could not use...

Thanks for the compliments!

I could not use this spacer:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/300x195/4zlcwu0h_48e56571d5b4e9afa889a4821e94622287566e13.jpg

...because the...
10-15-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,990
Posted By noobinsf

Let's see... 1) Bars are Nitto B115 in 42cm...

Let's see...

1) Bars are Nitto B115 in 42cm width, which I had from another build, and I used the SR 80mm stem that came stock on a Univega Viva Touring that I sold long ago as a frame.

2) The...
10-15-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By noobinsf

Not sure about a solution, but I would not bend....

Not sure about a solution, but I would not bend. These are aluminum, and bending could catalyze a sudden failure later on.
10-15-19, 12:50 PM
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Posted By noobinsf

Doesnít the tracking num have private info?...

Doesnít the tracking num have private info? Please edit to remove...
10-14-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By noobinsf

Thanks, Lascauxcaveman and juvela for posting the...

Thanks, Lascauxcaveman and juvela for posting the examples and history!
10-14-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,862
Posted By noobinsf

Lower right corner -- is that the Velo Orange...

Lower right corner -- is that the Velo Orange April Fools' bag?
10-13-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2,401
Views: 180,930
Posted By noobinsf

You know, Iím not attuned enough to give a...

You know, Iím not attuned enough to give a detailed review of tires, but I have no complaints about these. Theyíre light enough that I donít notice them, grippy enough for confident descents, and...
10-13-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,401
Views: 180,930
Posted By noobinsf

Thank you! I do love this bike now that it’s...

Thank you! I do love this bike now that it’s finished.

The brakes are Shimano 105 5800 (tel:105 5800) — picked them up from Chain Reaction during a big sale, and they’re much better than the...
10-12-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By noobinsf

Wow.

Wow.
10-11-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By noobinsf

That’s definitely a Bergmeister - head lug, fork...

That’s definitely a Bergmeister - head lug, fork crown, seat stay ends, seat lug, crankset. The nds will show you the internal top tube brake cable routing. I had one for a couple of years. It’s a...
10-11-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 313
Posted By noobinsf

I’m also a little unclear as to why the bullet...

I’m also a little unclear as to why the bullet treatment would obstruct the chain. If the stay does not obstruct the *cog*, then why would there be an issue? The chain will run above the bullet part...
10-11-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,618
Posted By noobinsf

In addition to the great advice you've received...

In addition to the great advice you've received about saddle height and angle, make sure you pay attention to saddle width as well. It could mean the difference between feeling neutral and...
10-10-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,039
Posted By noobinsf

Great thread! Here is my current collection: ...

Great thread! Here is my current collection:

82 Univega Competizione

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72...
10-10-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 762
Posted By noobinsf

Yeah, looks like your front wheel is a bit...

Yeah, looks like your front wheel is a bit farther from the wall than the rear, which could be producing the illusion. Like mentioned above, maybe your front tire is a slightly smaller width/diameter...
10-10-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By noobinsf

Ah, ok -- I was under the impression that an...

Ah, ok -- I was under the impression that an online petition already existed, but it looks like maybe that isn't the case (at least not anymore?). I may get something started, but I was really hoping...
10-10-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,401
Views: 180,930
Posted By noobinsf

I finally got this Univega Competizione in a good...

I finally got this Univega Competizione in a good state after moving away from an attempt at making it a brifter bike.
...
10-10-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,618
Posted By noobinsf

Aren't the bars on Mrs. Non-Fixie's bike...

Aren't the bars on Mrs. Non-Fixie's bike essentially porteur bars? I had some on my old commuter that were the classic Belleri porteurs, but Velo Orange makes them currently, which would fit your...
10-09-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,618
Posted By noobinsf

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x853/ac72543c_eefd_4d80_a81e_3384528f37e1_cba712d856a52f60b7a344fe83ad7b175d080651.jpeg
A dirt drop stem is also a possibility. This pic is...
10-09-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By noobinsf

I remember drooling over that Peter Mooney...

I remember drooling over that Peter Mooney before. If only I had the budget and the space... GLWS!
10-08-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By noobinsf

Bata Biker shoe petition?

I have read in a couple of places that there is a Facebook petition to have the Bata Biker reissued, but I cannot find it anywhere. Does anyone have any further information on this?

I ask because...
10-07-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,990
Posted By noobinsf

I love these catalogs -- they look like the...

I love these catalogs -- they look like the Takara catalog peoples' happier, more successful relatives.
10-07-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 52,497
Views: 7,091,508
Posted By noobinsf

In 1982 -- it has the Cyclone MKII derailleurs,...

In 1982 -- it has the Cyclone MKII derailleurs, which were stock on my 82...

Also, if stock, it should have Sunshine ProAm hubs, and it has the dork disk that mine had, so they are likely stock...
10-07-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 52,497
Views: 7,091,508
Posted By noobinsf

You mean NDS? It looks like it's just obscured...

You mean NDS? It looks like it's just obscured behind the substantial dork disk.
10-07-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 52,497
Views: 7,091,508
Posted By noobinsf

Here is a Univega Competizione that looks to be...

Here is a Univega Competizione that looks to be in decent shape under the grime, with original components. For shorter riders in New England, it would be worth a look for $80 if you’re local.
...
10-07-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14,304
Views: 1,312,354
Posted By noobinsf

Short stint in the Oakland hills yesterday,...

Short stint in the Oakland hills yesterday, working on my climbing...
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