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10-08-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By Iowegian

I'm 6'4 and find 64-65 cm frames to fit me best. ...

I'm 6'4 and find 64-65 cm frames to fit me best. Fit is personal of course but you may want to extend the search to larger framed bikes.
10-01-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By Iowegian

I have 2 80mm and 2 105mm. They are both in...

I have 2 80mm and 2 105mm. They are both in decent rider condition. PM if you're interested and I'll get pictures, etc.
09-24-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,530
Posted By Iowegian

I've used lye to dissolve a stem that was stuck...

I've used lye to dissolve a stem that was stuck in a fork but I hated working with something so dangerous so this time when I had a stuck seat post I tried something else.

First, I cut the post...
09-03-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By Iowegian

I've seen those as well. Maybe on an...

I've seen those as well. Maybe on an Austro-Daimler? or Raleigh? but I know I've met them before...
08-27-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By Iowegian

I passed on the bike and someone else bought it. ...

I passed on the bike and someone else bought it. I hope I don't regret the decision but I don't need a project bike right now even though this one is a pretty rare find that would most likely fit...
08-25-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Iowegian

I have an OEM chain holder plus pins from a...

I have an OEM chain holder plus pins from a Criterium model. I assume they are the same but I can take a photo if needed. $5 shipped. Can't help on the pump peg.
08-23-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By Iowegian

I have a blank Ti bike that was imported/built by...

I have a blank Ti bike that was imported/built by Sampson. Where does one find Huffy decals??

But I'd probably have to paint it first to make it worth while and I don't think I can go that far....
08-23-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By Iowegian

The most important measurement is the steer tube...

The most important measurement is the steer tube length. If that is too short, you won't be able to use the fork at all since the fork steer tube won't extend past the top of the head tube and...
08-23-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By Iowegian

Don't try to remove them unless they are new and...

Don't try to remove them unless they are new and supple....

Seriously, sorry about your mishap. I'm sticking to the supple part though so maybe next time try to heat them up to make them a bit...
08-22-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By Iowegian

Size? I have a Easton EC30 or something that has...

Size? I have a Easton EC30 or something that has about 6" of steer tube with 4" of threads. Obviously a replacement fork but it's as nice as most low-budget carbon forks out there.
08-21-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By Iowegian

Thanks everyone. I really appreciate your insight...

Thanks everyone. I really appreciate your insight and experience.

The seat tube is 26.2 but the original post is residing in another one of the seller's bikes (with a shim) so it will have to be...
08-20-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By Iowegian

Thoughts on a possible Cinelli?

I'm contemplating buying this frameset as I don't have a good Cino or Eroica bike and this one fits (in both ways). I'm not an expert on Cinelli's but this sure looks like a 72-ish model although...
07-30-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 52,451
Views: 7,079,248
Posted By Iowegian

50's British racing bike, $200 ...

50's British racing bike, $200

https://images.craigslist.org/00U0U_adMG4J81PU3_600x450.jpg

Not my cup of tea, but I could facilitate if needed.
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06-22-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By Iowegian

I think that's a first-rate restoration on a top...

I think that's a first-rate restoration on a top flight bike. Nice job!:thumb:
06-05-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By Iowegian

University Bikes on the West end of Pearl Street...

University Bikes on the West end of Pearl Street mall (9th + Pearl) has a very interesting collection of old bikes, including the one Andy Hampsten rode in his Giro win. Vecchio's is great and is...
06-05-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,402
Posted By Iowegian

Are you willing to sell the claw hanger? I have...

Are you willing to sell the claw hanger? I have an old Motobecane that needs a hanger.....
05-14-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 140,772
Posted By Iowegian

Could you be more specific and/or generic? Ie,...

Could you be more specific and/or generic? Ie, what length spindle and symmetrical or no? I know I have a BB from an 87 Schwinn SS but it was a 600 EX group. Probably doesn't matter for the BB...
04-12-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 140,772
Posted By Iowegian

Turns out I only have a rear. Good luck with...

Turns out I only have a rear. Good luck with your search.
04-12-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 140,772
Posted By Iowegian

I'm pretty sure I have a rear rack of this style,...

I'm pretty sure I have a rear rack of this style, not sure if I have a front. Could a rear be converted? IIRC, they seemed to be made for 'modifications'. In the mean time, I'll check to see if...
03-29-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 140,772
Posted By Iowegian

Looking for a spring for a set of Universal...

Looking for a spring for a set of Universal center-pull calipers (left side looking at it from the front). I'd be interesed in a complete caliper but I just need the spring so condition doesn't...
03-22-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 140,772
Posted By Iowegian

I've seen a few Fuji's that had 70mm ISO threaded...

I've seen a few Fuji's that had 70mm ISO threaded bottom brackets as well. Before the Shimano empire took over things seemed to have varied quite a bit more than today.
03-21-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 52,451
Views: 7,079,248
Posted By Iowegian

The title says it all, and these are NIB....NIB...

The title says it all, and these are NIB....NIB Shimano 600ex Caliper Brake & Lever, Model BR-6208, BL-6208 - $150 (Colorado Springs, CO)

...
02-19-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,547
Posted By Iowegian

Cool. I didn't remember that the number grew so...

Cool. I didn't remember that the number grew so large. And yes, it didn't have a name at first. The second year it was referred to as SAGBRAI so that would have made the first one FAGBRAI in...
02-19-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 52,451
Views: 7,079,248
Posted By Iowegian

Vintage Crescent Pepita (10 speed) - $375...

Vintage Crescent Pepita (10 speed) - $375 (Denver, CO)

Looks like a nice ride,

https://images.craigslist.org/00d0d_c6ZfLiK1Mtp_600x450.jpg
...
02-19-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 140,772
Posted By Iowegian

And I have a red Silca pump but it measures 47cm...

And I have a red Silca pump but it measures 47cm from end to end so maybe too short?
02-16-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,547
Posted By Iowegian

I wanted to go on the first one, I think it was...

I wanted to go on the first one, I think it was called 'FAGBRAI' ...but I was just a paperboy and didn't have a car and all that. I still remember reading Donald Kaul's columns about it while he did...
01-07-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,290
Posted By Iowegian

I've been tempted to try one but for now, I...

I've been tempted to try one but for now, I mostly ride my bike for exercise. For commuting and errands, I drive my Nissan Leaf ! In fact, one of the big down-sides for owning an electric car is that...
01-07-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 140,772
Posted By Iowegian

If you don't mind repo's there are these: ...

If you don't mind repo's there are these: Campagnolo world logo brake hood pair gum - Top quality repro - fresh production just arrived!...
12-27-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 465
Posted By Iowegian

How about a set of 7700 hubs mated to NOS Open4CD...

How about a set of 7700 hubs mated to NOS Open4CD rims? 28 holes and hand-built by an amateur....
12-17-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 465
Posted By Iowegian

Length of steer tube required on the fork? 1"...

Length of steer tube required on the fork? 1" threaded or no?
11-28-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,131
Posted By Iowegian

Here's my SWAG on the Peugeot fork: The fork...

Here's my SWAG on the Peugeot fork: The fork alignment made the fork's resonant frequency more pure since the mechanical shape was more symmetrical. This reduced the mechanical modes at the other...
10-22-18, 05:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,295
Posted By Iowegian

Lucky you! You could go to 650B if you have a...

Lucky you! You could go to 650B if you have a spare set of wheels lying around but I would ride as-is first to see how you like it. I'm pretty sure 700-32 tires will fit and that should give a nice...
10-22-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 887
Posted By Iowegian

I'm proud to say that in Iowa they know how to...

I'm proud to say that in Iowa they know how to pronounce Des Moines, unlike the folks across the river in Des Plaines, IL
10-10-18, 05:25 PM
Replies: 52,451
Views: 7,079,248
Posted By Iowegian

guerciotti italian road bike fork with campagnolo...

guerciotti italian road bike fork with campagnolo headset - $50 (NW Fort Collins)

https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/bop/d/guerciotti-italian-road-bike/6698596970.html
beautiful fork with a long...
10-05-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By Iowegian

Leave it to Mr Zinn to create exactly the e-bike...

Leave it to Mr Zinn to create exactly the e-bike I'm looking for. Since it seems unlikely Bosch will create a 'kit' anytime soon, what is the closest one can get to something like this using Bafang...
10-03-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,967
Posted By Iowegian

I've never built a low spoke count wheel but I...

I've never built a low spoke count wheel but I did replace a few spokes and true one up for a friend once. I can't remember the exact spoke count but it was one of those wheels that had something...
10-02-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 140,772
Posted By Iowegian

Is the BMX standard smaller than a nominal 1"...

Is the BMX standard smaller than a nominal 1" stem? I'm just thinking the OP might need a set of bars for a 1" stem and not a 1-1/8 stem. I have never seen bullmoose bars from the 1-1/8 era but that...
09-28-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,004
Posted By Iowegian

photos of the hubs should be here:...

photos of the hubs should be here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/bqYGXv15f1CspDWa6

32 holes. I forgot to measure the OLD but the date code is 88 so I assume they are 100/126. I'll try to verify this...
09-27-18, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,022
Posted By Iowegian

Here ya go. Sorry about the low quality of the...

Here ya go. Sorry about the low quality of the photos but I hope you get the idea. I wish this bike would fit me! It would fit my son but he's out near NYC and I fear it wouldn't last long out there....
09-26-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,022
Posted By Iowegian

I have a Marinoni Special that checks most of the...

I have a Marinoni Special that checks most of the boxes although I imagine it is newer than mid-70's. If you're interested I can get some pics.
09-26-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,004
Posted By Iowegian

I'm quite certain I have a set of nice 501 hubs. ...

I'm quite certain I have a set of nice 501 hubs. Do you care about spoke count? Any other last minute things you need while I'm digging into the stash?
09-24-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 964
Posted By Iowegian

Yum. Good thing I have too many projects or I...

Yum. Good thing I have too many projects or I would jump on that one.
09-04-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 140,772
Posted By Iowegian

I have one of those forks in my stash and the...

I have one of those forks in my stash and the steer tube is aluminum. Cutting the threads would probably be easy but I wouldn't use a threaded headset on it....
08-18-18, 11:54 PM
Replies: 52,451
Views: 7,079,248
Posted By Iowegian

Not cheap but how often do you see one of these...

Not cheap but how often do you see one of these in this condition? I'd be happy to facilitate.59cm Austro-Daimler Vent Noir - $375 (Boulder)
...
08-17-18, 12:20 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 7,888
Posted By Iowegian

Thanks for sharing and glad you emerged OK. I...

Thanks for sharing and glad you emerged OK. I always wear a helmet and have literally picked someone up off the road with a cracked helmet so it's a no-brainer for me (sorry about the pun....).
...
08-17-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Iowegian

^That's a good description but when I'm doing...

^That's a good description but when I'm doing this my first step is to setup the front chain ring, then I adjust the rear hub spacing get the chain line right. After that, dish the wheel and you're...
08-10-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,333
Posted By Iowegian

I was thinking the same thing. I had a crashed...

I was thinking the same thing. I had a crashed RB-1 that had the same stickers. Unfortunately it was worse than this one and the lugs were cracked. It is now hanging from the ceiling at the local...
08-09-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,333
Posted By Iowegian

Perhaps. The analogy of a spring was probably a...

Perhaps. The analogy of a spring was probably a poor example but as you mentioned, a bike frame constantly flexes and thus acts as a sort of spring. My point was that steel can sustain virtually...
08-09-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By Iowegian

^+1. Also glad the temptation is gone. What a...

^+1. Also glad the temptation is gone. What a beauty.
08-09-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,333
Posted By Iowegian

I am fairly certain that steel can flex within...

I am fairly certain that steel can flex within its elastic limit virtually forever without fatigue. That is how springs work and they rarely fail unless rusted or damaged. They're your teeth of...
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