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04-08-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By noobinsf

Welcome! My in-laws are in Chicagoland and spend...

Welcome! My in-laws are in Chicagoland and spend a lot of time ice fishing in Door County.

EDIT: Welcome back!
04-07-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 470,163
Posted By noobinsf

Which bolts? When you have 10 posts, you'll be...

Which bolts? When you have 10 posts, you'll be able to post pics, so spend a little time commenting on other threads that interest you ("nice bike!") to get your post count up.
04-06-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 884
Posted By noobinsf

Here is my 72 Grand Record 650b conversion: ...

Here is my 72 Grand Record 650b conversion:


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/6e8a3a08_ef1c_4ed6_864f_22de0f5b8531_f95fa72cc8a28560c310c254711df47642ea3402.jpeg
04-05-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By noobinsf

Nice find!

Nice find!
04-05-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By noobinsf

Appreciate everyone's perspective. As it happens,...

Appreciate everyone's perspective. As it happens, I have an old DC 500 brake set that I could have sworn I had given away a long time ago, and I think the pivot bolts should work for a transfer. I'll...
04-04-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By noobinsf

Would you trust Sunlite brake bolts?

I just got a deal on a nice set of Cyclone single pivot brake calipers, but they are recessed, and I want to use them on a frame that needs nutted mount. Drilling the frame is not an option. However,...
04-02-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By noobinsf

PSA: Safety in the Berkeley Hills, recent armed bike thefts

I know this probably belongs in Regional Discussions or in the Safety section, but I thought it would be worthwhile to try and get more folks to see this prior to the weekend, and this forum gets...
04-02-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,709
Posted By noobinsf

I love that stand! I don't have anything extra...

I love that stand! I don't have anything extra special, but I do love analog, and an Apple watch will never touch this wrist.

My daily watch is a Timex from their Target collaboration, a good and...
04-02-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,606
Posted By noobinsf

Well, it's heartening to know that you're getting...

Well, it's heartening to know that you're getting the help you need. Best of health to you, and if you ever need a buyer for that Olmo San Remo... :innocent:
04-01-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, that's beautiful! Someone recently...

Wow, that's beautiful! Someone recently recommended Color Factory to me for an upcoming paint project I have, and I will consider it for that or a different project. Really a great result, and the...
04-01-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By noobinsf

Answer: both. Commuting with panniers is nice if...

Answer: both. Commuting with panniers is nice if you don't already, and they're not bad for touring, either. Mixing up your commuting route with a couple of different bikes also combats boredom. Nice...
03-31-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By noobinsf

Agreed that the lever is not likely the cause of...

Agreed that the lever is not likely the cause of friction in braking if the levers are not damaged. These levers were built well and are pretty simple, so they last a long time. You're more likely to...
03-31-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,594
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, straight from the time capsule!

Wow, straight from the time capsule!
03-30-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By noobinsf

It's so long since West Germany existed that the...

It's so long since West Germany existed that the same company could have been reborn several times, or equally likely that the Conn company has zero connection to the older saddle maker. Again, my...
03-30-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By noobinsf

I had a Mertens Coureur saddle that was...

I had a Mertens Coureur saddle that was constructed the same way on an early 70's Austrian bike, and that saddle would have been made in West Germany. The shape was slightly different, but it...
03-30-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By noobinsf

Yes, please post pictures. A snapped handlebar...

Yes, please post pictures. A snapped handlebar will likely end with a catastrophic accident. If you have access to calipers or a micrometer, it will help to measure your quill and your clamp...
03-28-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,606
Posted By noobinsf

I am not a veteran and I am fortunate not to have...

I am not a veteran and I am fortunate not to have suffered any major physical injuries yet, but I do want to add to the encouraging voices who urge you to get some help if you need it, and to have no...
03-28-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By noobinsf

I was concerned about that, but nope. It’s very...

I was concerned about that, but nope. It’s very stable at low speed, no knocked knees. Because of the long top tube, my baseline was overextended reach, and these bars help equalize that.
03-28-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By noobinsf

If your seat is where it’s comfortable for your...

If your seat is where it’s comfortable for your legs, then that bike is likely too big for you. You have bars with standard reach. You would likely be happier with a bike with a seat tube a couple cm...
03-27-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 389
Posted By noobinsf

Very nice!

Very nice!
03-27-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By noobinsf

Whoa, deal of the day here!

Whoa, deal of the day here!
03-26-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By noobinsf

Albatross is a great bar. I’m playing around with...

Albatross is a great bar. I’m playing around with the fit on this one, now with a riser stem and flipped bars. I had the stock stem before with the bars upright, but this new way feels like a better...
03-26-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By noobinsf

What a great find, and ain't it great to be able...

What a great find, and ain't it great to be able to take someone's castaway to turn into your treasure? I love that about this hobby.
03-25-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,390
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, really? Did you spray or brush it on? Clear...

Wow, really? Did you spray or brush it on? Clear coat? I'm about to embark on a Rustoleum job, so this is inspiring.
03-25-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By noobinsf

What a find... And the Suntour Skitter is wild! ...

What a find... And the Suntour Skitter is wild!

One thing -- make sure that stem has enough below to support it. It looks awfully high.
03-24-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,403
Posted By noobinsf

I'll just add to the commentary that it's not a...

I'll just add to the commentary that it's not a stretch to say that the saddle is sometimes the most expensive part of the bike. If it fits, you'll keep the saddle for a long time, and if you sell...
03-23-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 775
Posted By noobinsf

Nice stable you have! Just ride what makes you...

Nice stable you have! Just ride what makes you happy. The nice thing about the small variety you have is that you can satisfy an impulse for a different ride or feel.
03-19-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 845
Posted By noobinsf

If you don't use the 30-tooth very much, you'll...

If you don't use the 30-tooth very much, you'll have good luck with Sunrace freewheels, which come as 14-28 or 13-28:

https://www.sunrace.com/en/products/detail/mfr2a
03-19-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 641
Posted By noobinsf

How about a black perforated bar tape with red...

How about a black perforated bar tape with red showing through the openings? I know such tape exists, but I don't have any suggestions as to which would be a good choice...
03-19-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By noobinsf

Cool bikes and a great story!

Cool bikes and a great story!
03-19-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By noobinsf

Tange Levin is a good one, but not sealed...

Tange Levin is a good one, but not sealed bearing. Nevertheless, it's excellent, reliable, and cheap:...
03-18-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By noobinsf

Judeen, if youíre selling the black bag with the...

Judeen, if youíre selling the black bag with the metal frame, I might be interested. Iíll pm you...
03-18-21, 03:20 PM
03-18-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 628
Posted By noobinsf

I am guessing (and this is purely guesswork, as...

I am guessing (and this is purely guesswork, as I've never disassembled a freewheel before) that getting the interior to rotate clockwise using the pinholes in the back would loosen the outer body...
03-18-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By noobinsf

My '82 Competizione (which is pretty close with...

My '82 Competizione (which is pretty close with the Super Strada in their lineup of the era) has Araya clinchers laced to Sunshine Pro-Am hubs, and these are original. It's not confirmatory one way...
03-16-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By noobinsf

The high-end Miyata frames from that era are...

The high-end Miyata frames from that era are fantastic. Assuming both fit, I would go for the Pro. The cracking issue you note about the 712's internal cable routing is a real concern. I'm not sure...
03-16-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By noobinsf

You need what's called a crank puller. ...

You need what's called a crank puller.

https://www.parktool.com/product/crank-puller-for-square-taper-cranks-ccp-22

or
...
03-16-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By noobinsf

I'm interested in the XC Pro FD, PM incoming...

I'm interested in the XC Pro FD, PM incoming...
03-16-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By noobinsf

Have you checked the chain for wear?

Have you checked the chain for wear?
03-16-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,121
Posted By noobinsf

Needless to say, make sure the exit end is not...

Needless to say, make sure the exit end is not aimed at anything important... :p
03-15-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By noobinsf

Lots of interesting stuff... Are the Superbe...

Lots of interesting stuff... Are the Superbe brake calipers marked with a number on the back of the brake arms?
03-13-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By noobinsf

Another useful angle would be the hub body and if...

Another useful angle would be the hub body and if there are any markings or stickers on it. Also, do you know if the skewer is original? I know Moto put their stamp on some components, but I have no...
03-12-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By noobinsf

Does anyone remember the Free Market Economy...

Does anyone remember the Free Market Economy sketch from The State, circa 1995? "Instead of Adidas, I have Adidums. Less money for extra stripe."
03-12-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By noobinsf

And it looks like the resale market is...

And it looks like the resale market is thriving... :mad:
03-12-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By noobinsf

Shoot, late to the game here. They really know...

Shoot, late to the game here. They really know what they’re doing. I’d have bought these in a heartbeat.
03-11-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By noobinsf

I'm interested in the Symmetrics, but do you have...

I'm interested in the Symmetrics, but do you have a pic? These came with a couple of different style shift levers, so I'm just wondering which. Thanks!
03-11-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By noobinsf

Lotsa factors -- do you have a pic of the setup?

Lotsa factors -- do you have a pic of the setup?
03-11-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By noobinsf

I'm not sure which decal is correct, but it looks...

I'm not sure which decal is correct, but it looks the decal you describe in your original post is already done by Velocals. Is it this one?
...
03-09-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By noobinsf

What about this, with a little polishing? ...

What about this, with a little polishing?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Campagnolo-Record-8-speed-32h-hub-VGC/284135475224?hash=item4227cb4818:g:5GMAAOSwLYdf8Lb3
03-08-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By noobinsf

FWIW, if you end up with the cheapo from VO, it's...

FWIW, if you end up with the cheapo from VO, it's not bad. I have one in 26.4 on my Motobecane. Simple to adjust, light enough, does the job well.
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