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09-19-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,486
Posted By repechage

Of the period, Raleigh and many others measured...

Of the period, Raleigh and many others measured center to top as noted, so, in keeping with retro assumptions, the bike is built "correct" for the seat tube length.
Scaling up or down the TdF...
09-19-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,486
Posted By repechage

What they showed in the promotional mfg video was...

What they showed in the promotional mfg video was not silver brazing... More like Brass....
So much for low temp.
09-19-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By repechage

I rode a Colnago Super to work, paint in yellow...

I rode a Colnago Super to work, paint in yellow even.
When I stopped for coffee on the way in, a couple asked if I was looking for a Yellow Shirt... ?!?
Oh, yellow jersey, no, my time has past....
09-18-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,486
Posted By repechage

Eroica Safe, but good luck that they will hold...

Eroica Safe, but good luck that they will hold the 2021 California event in the Spring.
09-18-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 971
Posted By repechage

I placed my name on the waiting list for a slip...

I placed my name on the waiting list for a slip 40 years ago... maybe in 30.
Santa Barbara only has slips available if a renter totally goofs up. They basically sell a junk boat and transfer the...
09-18-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By repechage

the Major hurdle is no shipping. Solve that, and...

the Major hurdle is no shipping. Solve that, and things will break loose.
09-18-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,486
Posted By repechage

Actually, I am pretty sure the shift levers are...

Actually, I am pretty sure the shift levers are ENE, they have the spool capacity to sweep 11 cogs BUT are ratchet at best, not index.

Maybe just a 753 seat tube and steerer? ;)
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By repechage

One and done.

One and done.
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By repechage

Way back, one could argue that a pre production...

Way back, one could argue that a pre production Paramount was a Wastyn
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By repechage

What attributes lead you to conclude it is a ...

What attributes lead you to conclude it is a
preproduction Paramount?
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By repechage

Probably August 1983 the first letter is the...

Probably August 1983
the first letter is the month, the second letter is the year... interpolating a bit as T was 1982.

I had a Schwinn Cruiser bought new in 1982 with the HT serial number as the...
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By repechage

Styling wins get the Silca. they worked, not...

Styling wins
get the Silca.
they worked, not as well as a Zefal HP or later HPx but we are a Styling first bunch here by and large.

Campagnolo steel pump head- what every rabid dog deserves to...
09-17-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 389
Posted By repechage

23.5” Raleigh Frame would be my rec while they...

23.5” Raleigh Frame would be my rec
while they went to a slightly shorter top tube later, at 6’ should be quite good
11cm stems provide a good “swing”
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By repechage

1966 was an interesting year... the last of...

1966 was an interesting year...
the last of theRecord rear mech as the top of the line. The front mech with the cable stop, last of the Record bottom bracket with the thin cups- the shift levers...
09-17-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 501
Posted By repechage

Standardization would help! major players are...

Standardization would help!
major players are close, but not all onboard.

the evolution was slower decades ago.
early 70’s everyone used 120 mm rear spacing then 6 cogs came in to get that 13...
09-17-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By repechage

Slide the saddle forward a bit, raise the saddle,...

Slide the saddle forward a bit, raise the saddle, get some 165-170 cranks and the Lad will make that bike his.
09-17-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 971
Posted By repechage

I have seen that boat. That boat later was known...

I have seen that boat. That boat later was known as a PHRF rule beater. different design completely by Nelson / Merek. The rule "beat" was it was I was advised originally classified as a 30/30GP...
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By repechage

I would just go along on the test ride. "just to...

I would just go along on the test ride. "just to explain anything as you go"
And have my Cinzano team pump ready if need be.
09-17-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 501
Posted By repechage

In the Merckx era, there were stages with "white"...

In the Merckx era, there were stages with "white" roads and much less was made of them.
I think one has to go back to the early 60's to see bikes with spares and a pump. Then, in stages where...
09-16-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,486
Posted By repechage

The full bike price point does not compare...

The full bike price point does not compare favorably with a true vintage unit.
True, one will have to wait for one to turn up in their size.

I wonder if they really had these silver soldier...
09-16-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By repechage

I prefer archaic.

I prefer archaic.
09-16-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 488
Posted By repechage

Toss the original color. I saw today a new Audi...

Toss the original color.
I saw today a new Audi Q8 with a wild flamboyant coppertone gold color. I would do that.
Oh, so contrarian.
09-16-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,486
Posted By repechage

Local local bike shop Raleigh dealer was recently...

Local local bike shop Raleigh dealer was recently ticked. He ordered some bikes, they arrived. Raleigh's USA website places the same models on sale direct to consumer for LESS than he bought them...
09-16-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By repechage

That makes sense, I am a basic user. I think...

That makes sense, I am a basic user.
I think one could count on one hand and have fingers left regarding the number of threads I have started.
09-16-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 971
Posted By repechage

Did not someone commission a Super J of Ranger? ...

Did not someone commission a Super J of Ranger?

For me, I have a Plastic Classic, W.D.Schock Santana 30. (mark l)
from when the IOR (international offshore rule) was king.
Lots of fun to...
09-16-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 895
Posted By repechage

Chutzpah. How long do you think they will be...

Chutzpah.

How long do you think they will be in business going forward?
You can fool some of the people some of the time...
09-16-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By repechage

Way too many blackwall tires. But, vintage...

Way too many blackwall tires.
But, vintage concours are are passe.
09-16-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By repechage

Everyone demanding their 15 minutes of fame? oh...

Everyone demanding their 15 minutes of fame?
oh dear.
09-16-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,486
Posted By repechage

Interesting the early images of the pre...

Interesting the early images of the pre production frames and the shipped versions.
Transfers are a fail for sure. the fork blades in the marketing images showed 24mm round blades, not "correct" but...
09-15-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 231
Posted By repechage

serial number should be either on the kickstand...

serial number should be either on the kickstand side dropout or on the headtube just above the lower headset cup.
If it has its original Schwinn headbadge there may be a code in very small stampings...
09-14-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 500
Posted By repechage

that is my hunch. Not an “expensive” frame... ...

that is my hunch. Not an “expensive” frame...
have to think about the best fix.
if this is the case- Work
probably more work than reasonable save filing a curved notch with a 10 mm rat tail file...
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By repechage

best answers for this one on thecabe.com

best answers for this one on thecabe.com
09-14-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 500
Posted By repechage

frames do get built incorrectly. but strings and...

frames do get built incorrectly. but strings and such won't really be definitive.
frame needs an alignment table.
bottom bracket fits over a "whipping" post. frame can be measured for twist, and...
09-14-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 500
Posted By repechage

remove the tire. double check the dish of the...

remove the tire.
double check the dish of the wheel.
after that is confirmed, flip the wheel, reasonably easy as no driveline.
There may be something organically wrong with the frame.
a set of H...
09-12-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,126
Posted By repechage

I always find those fork crowns amazing. I...

I always find those fork crowns amazing.
I cannot tell if the seat stay tops are open. ?
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By repechage

No bonus for the fellow who placed the Classico...

No bonus for the fellow who placed the Classico transfer, the final o drifted.
What a incongruent fork. (BF spellcheck needs a bigger dictionary)

I smile at these urban bike shop legends. The...
09-12-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 532
Posted By repechage

Your easiest path is to get a bottom bracket...

Your easiest path is to get a bottom bracket adjustable cup lock ring. it has the same RH threading as the hub, probably 1.370 x 24 tpi, tighten the cog well, and tighten the bottom bracket lock ring...
09-12-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 532
Posted By repechage

Appears you have a few things visible- that...

Appears you have a few things visible-

that is an odd rear hub as the flanges are spaced more like a track hub but there is no lock ring left hand section- those are of just slightly smaller...
09-10-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 877
Posted By repechage

That is sad i liked that show as a kid and...

That is sad

i liked that show as a kid
and she drove an Elan.

they did not use John Steed’s car very often
a Bentley Le Mans car.
09-10-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By repechage

Go Aero levers- add inline top of the bar levers...

Go Aero levers- add inline top of the bar levers as often used by cyclocross racers.
i did this for my son.
effective braking and does not look...

cant help if she then asks for stem shifters...
09-10-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By repechage

If this was a clincher tire, you are very...

If this was a clincher tire, you are very correct- the tread is much more part of the tire.
Tubulars are a casing that has a rubber layer bonded to the outside. The casing is the needed integrity....
Forum: Framebuilders
09-10-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 655
Posted By repechage

I did look it up reread the post, just the welds...

I did look it up reread the post, just the welds appeared sloppy, sell this and buy another used bike that has capacity.
here is the logic path- the bike has some value now- modify it and the value...
09-10-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By repechage

Decades ago I had a Clement Criterium Seta do...

Decades ago I had a Clement Criterium Seta do similar, it was not folded for storage, Bought new and installed soon after.
Something in the rubber chemistry for sure.
Uncommon, the way tubulars are...
09-09-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,321
Posted By repechage

there are a number of limitation points that...

there are a number of limitation points that really make upgrades a chore-
the front derailleur is fit for a smaller seat tube than almost any quality part would fit without a bushing. Can be...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-09-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 655
Posted By repechage

When I see that image, steel frame does not come...

When I see that image, steel frame does not come to mind. Looks budget aluminum. nicked clear to the metal, no rust... (found the model - claimed to be steel)
The comments of 650b would help, but...
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By repechage

20.5 or 21.5", these bikes ride big as the top...

20.5 or 21.5", these bikes ride big as the top tubes are long.
Demand for these are quite variable at $300. they sell, but the market above $450 is thin.
09-09-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By repechage

32 spoke wheels arrived mostly on top tier...

32 spoke wheels arrived mostly on top tier Italian bikes in the 70's.
They were around, but rims were not that well stocked.
36 was of course most common and 28's more common than I would have...
09-08-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By repechage

Keep an eye out for Mavic hubs and / or pelissier...

Keep an eye out for Mavic hubs and / or pelissier 2000’s, to keep it tout French
09-08-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By repechage

The Spidel brakes are equal to first gen Shimano...

The Spidel brakes are equal to first gen Shimano 600 sidepulls- nuttn’ special.
get fresh pads or shoes and pads.

the heliomatic hub...
they eat cones on the drive side and use an undersized set...
09-08-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By repechage

The GT series have the long cages, with that,...

The GT series have the long cages, with that, probably not a problem- with a standard cage-
I don’t think so.
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