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09-22-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By cinco

I'm doing my 1980 Mercian with a Huret Jubilee...

I'm doing my 1980 Mercian with a Huret Jubilee shifting group, TA Professional 3-arm crank, and CLB Professional brakes. Gotta vote #3...
09-20-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,532
Posted By cinco

Even though NOS stuff is still available I feel...

Even though NOS stuff is still available I feel like I should mention that Sunlite currently makes a similar plastic waffle-pattern wrap, though I can only find it in black. Someone may find that...
09-05-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By cinco

No problem, I have a thing for French bikes and I...

No problem, I have a thing for French bikes and I love a challenge. And it never hurts to start learning Dutch, I guess.
09-05-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By cinco

I've had a few of those seatposts over the years...

I've had a few of those seatposts over the years and for the longest time didn't know what they were. It wasn't until I picked up an '85-86 Gitane Performance which had one on it and looked in the...
09-05-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By cinco

You're right - nothing in my English catalogs...

You're right - nothing in my English catalogs really fits the bill. Other than the lack of chrome and the Reynolds fork decals it does fit the bill for a PR(N)-10 so those differences were what I...
09-03-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,920
Posted By cinco

I wasn't speaking to the post-count requirements....

I wasn't speaking to the post-count requirements.




I remember a time when you were friendly and helpful to strangers. I miss that time.
09-03-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,920
Posted By cinco

Read it again, but change the word "bitterness"...

Read it again, but change the word "bitterness" to "toxicity". Much of what I've seen is a bunch of people who think they're important complaining about the inconvenience of helping people. That...
08-31-19, 02:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By cinco

I'm fairly sure yours is an Aerospace Pro,...

I'm fairly sure yours is an Aerospace Pro, possibly originally the version with clincher tires. The only differences between the three Aerospace models of that era were the derailleurs, seat, and...
08-30-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,793
Posted By cinco

Since this is the C&V section I'm not going to...

Since this is the C&V section I'm not going to vote brifters. Skip the modern parts unless you'd rather have a new bike instead of an old one.
08-19-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,030
Posted By cinco

I try to set up bikes as they would have been...

I try to set up bikes as they would have been when they were new or, in the case of stuff sold as a frameset, in a way that makes sense for the time period. Since most are from the cotton era they...
08-19-19, 02:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,534
Posted By cinco

I've been restoring cars for 17 years so it's the...

I've been restoring cars for 17 years so it's the skill/mind-set I've developed doing that which I apply to bikes instead of the other way around. But I also repair and collect antique watches,...
08-10-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By cinco

The earliest use of that down tube decal style...

The earliest use of that down tube decal style seems to be from 1975, and the earliest use I can find of the lion's tricolor background on the side of the seat tube is 1977. The chrome stays and...
08-09-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By cinco

Yep, rusted together - both arms are supposed to...

Yep, rusted together - both arms are supposed to move independent of the central shaft (which the spring holder is a part of). I've had that happen and it usually doesn't take much to get everything...
08-09-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,059
Posted By cinco

There are a lot of adults who want to be treated...

There are a lot of adults who want to be treated like children these days.
08-09-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 30,784
Posted By cinco

I always think it's bizarre when threads like...

I always think it's bizarre when threads like this pop up in the C&V section. We're not supposed to be here for the best or the fastest or the smoothest or the most practical. If that's what we...
08-06-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By cinco

Yeah, so I'm the guy from r e d d i t with the...

Yeah, so I'm the guy from r e d d i t with the catalogs. I still haven't found a decent replacement image host/blog host/whatever to deal with over 9GB worth of catalogs that I've been saving for the...
08-04-19, 03:03 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,908
Posted By cinco

Out of ~40 there are about 6 or 8 that I'm...

Out of ~40 there are about 6 or 8 that I'm thinking of selling. Most of the rest I'd have to have a good reason to let go of, but there are several that I'll never get rid of: '71 Zieleman, 1979/80...
06-16-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,975
Posted By cinco

I rebuild mine because oil leaks out and doesn't...

I rebuild mine because oil leaks out and doesn't do as good a job as grease. Most aren't that hard to deal with, though Reginas can be a bit of a pain. I won't even touch Sunrace or the other generic...
04-28-19, 02:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,590
Posted By cinco

I'd ride like the wind. If that failed, I'd...

I'd ride like the wind. If that failed, I'd pretend to be Almira Gulch.

More seriously, find a culvert to crawl into or lie down in a ditch if nothing else is available. But tornadoes tend not to...
03-20-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,774
Posted By cinco

When I was thirteen or fourteen I lusted after...

When I was thirteen or fourteen I lusted after the latest and greatest go-fast stuff - computers, cars, bikes, whatever. Over the next few years, though, I grew up and started thinking a little more...
03-19-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,412
Posted By cinco

My problem with powdercoat is that it's extremely...

My problem with powdercoat is that it's extremely difficult to get off, so when it eventually gets beat up and someone realizes how difficult and/or expensive it'll be refinish the frame again it'll...
03-12-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By cinco

I've been in decal reproduction mode lately so if...

I've been in decal reproduction mode lately so if you get me good tracings, accurate measurements, and hi-res photos I can do the artwork. Finding a printshop who's willing to run some off for you...
03-12-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,702
Posted By cinco

Gotta be the Zieleman. Whenever I can't decide...

Gotta be the Zieleman. Whenever I can't decide what to ride, I grab this one. There's just nothing about it that's "off"... except the lack of brake hoods, which I'm thinking of dealing with pretty...
03-09-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,466
Posted By cinco

Fluted.

Fluted.
03-08-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,072
Posted By cinco

Two-tone as in black front and rear knuckles, or...

Two-tone as in black front and rear knuckles, or as in the recessed black panel on the outer parallel? If the latter, there's an easy solution. If the former, none of the solutions are easy.
03-06-19, 03:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,516
Posted By cinco

What size do you ride? Tough to tell from where...

What size do you ride? Tough to tell from where I'm sitting.
03-04-19, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By cinco

Way cool. I picked up a '98 recently and hope to...

Way cool. I picked up a '98 recently and hope to give it a workout when the weather calms down.
02-28-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By cinco

That's extremely cool and I've never even seen a...

That's extremely cool and I've never even seen a picture of one before. I wonder how many of them are out there.
02-27-19, 01:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By cinco

No, GS shifters had aluminum (edit: I think they...

No, GS shifters had aluminum (edit: I think they were actually zinc, but it's been a while) "nuts" shaped like little sombreros.

http://u.cubeupload.com/cinco/GranSportShifters.jpg



They're...
02-26-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By cinco

I've heard that most are only case-hardened to...

I've heard that most are only case-hardened to minimize distortion since they're machined before hardening. The exception to that is classic Campy, which are rumored to be hardened all the way...
02-22-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,624
Posted By cinco

I prefer old "fast" cars as well as old "fast"...

I prefer old "fast" cars as well as old "fast" bikes, which causes a bit of a problem. I can fit two in the backseat and one in the trunk of the 633csi, one in the backseat of the 850i (though last...
02-21-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By cinco

I did a quick job of the artwork for you. You'll...

I did a quick job of the artwork for you. You'll have to deal with scaling since I don't have an example to measure, and I sampled the colors from your photograph so I'm sure they're going to need...
02-10-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By cinco

That's what we both thought. I was going to grab...

That's what we both thought. I was going to grab it just for the sake of saving it, but it's his size and he's more of a mountain guy than I am. Plus the conspicuous display of magnanimity might help...
01-28-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,048
Posted By cinco

Beyond consumables, my rule is "don't". It ends...

Beyond consumables, my rule is "don't". It ends up being a poor substitute for a new bike as well as destroying most of the immediate and future collector value. If I want a new bike I'll just go buy...
01-22-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By cinco

I have a MKM Dominator from around 1976-78. All I...

I have a MKM Dominator from around 1976-78. All I know about the history comes from mkm-cycles.co.uk but I can say it's a fairly nicely made frame. I'd guess yours was made shortly before regular...
01-13-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,007
Posted By cinco

3M Panel Bonding Adhesive (and new rivets if the...

3M Panel Bonding Adhesive (and new rivets if the tube isn't too far gone).
01-03-19, 01:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By cinco

Mine seems to have the best spindle engagement...

Mine seems to have the best spindle engagement with ISO taper spindles, but a JIS taper looks like it would work without harm.




Yep, a regular 22mm puller is nice and snug. 23mm doesn't even...
01-03-19, 12:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,142
Posted By cinco

An Eisentrout perhaps?

An Eisentrout perhaps?
01-02-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,294
Posted By cinco

I don't know about that, I think it's only harsh...

I don't know about that, I think it's only harsh to the sort of people who get caught up in faddish thinking.

Magazines likened fat bikes to the second coming, a huge number of people IRL and...
01-01-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,294
Posted By cinco

They're yet another silly fad intended to...

They're yet another silly fad intended to separate fools from their money just like 29ers, fat bikes, 650c conversions, and, more recently, 650b conversions. E-bikes are nothing more than electric...
12-30-18, 02:06 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,781
Posted By cinco

Well, I'm glad you passed. You're welcome to come...

Well, I'm glad you passed. You're welcome to come take it for a spin whenever you'd like.
12-29-18, 01:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,351
Posted By cinco

Oh, certainly not. I was expanding upon your...

Oh, certainly not. I was expanding upon your statement by making my own insinuations. I also wasn't really thinking of anything specifically careless or intentionally underhanded when I said that, I...
12-28-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,781
Posted By cinco

I live in a dead spot for nearly everything and...

I live in a dead spot for nearly everything and during the past fifteen years have only managed to find two interesting bikes in my town. The Scapin is the second one. Found it on CL and picked it up...
12-28-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,351
Posted By cinco

I just finished a 1981.5 614 (probably) which...

I just finished a 1981.5 614 (probably) which matched the spec sheet except for the crank. Everything was date-coded from mid-'81 and the bike didn't look like it'd been ridden much so I think...
12-28-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,781
Posted By cinco

1971ish Zieleman - done 1979/80 Trek 738 - done...

1971ish Zieleman - done
1979/80 Trek 738 - done
1971 Gitane TdF - done
1992 Specialized Sirrus - done
1980 Puch Luzerne - done
1973 Raleigh Grand Sports - done
1991 Specialized Allez - done...
12-08-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By cinco

Campagnolo didn't actually produce brakes until...

Campagnolo didn't actually produce brakes until 1968 so Universals aren't necessarily an indication of lesser status. To an extent, the cottered crank is, though, since Campagnolo had been making...
12-05-18, 03:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,607
Posted By cinco

Weirdly, my story is exactly the same. I spent 20...

Weirdly, my story is exactly the same. I spent 20 years using the same floppy stamped-steel Minoura and got a TS-2 a bit under two years ago, though I got mine in trade.

As to the rest of the...
11-29-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,618
Posted By cinco

A decent paint job will start around $500....

A decent paint job will start around $500. Componentry work will probably be a few hundred more assuming most is still good. If you need chrome work you'll likely spend another $200-500. Plus you...
11-29-18, 01:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,326
Posted By cinco

https://i.imgur.com/k47thxr.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/k47thxr.jpg
11-28-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,326
Posted By cinco

His prisoner numbers were 24601 and 9430. The...

His prisoner numbers were 24601 and 9430. The Lygie mystery remains.
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