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09-16-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,814
Posted By rootboy

This vid is as good as any: ...

This vid is as good as any:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDNP25PtBqM
09-15-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,814
Posted By rootboy

I almost bought it myself. ;) Even though I have...

I almost bought it myself. ;) Even though I have one already. Look up a brief tutorial on how to use that gizmo, MK.
As was said, there's a bit of a trick to it to get an accurate reading, but not...
09-15-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,814
Posted By rootboy

And here's one for a very fair price ...

And here's one for a very fair price
...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,049
Posted By rootboy

?Hm? Early 70's Team Champions weren't blue and...

?Hm?
Early 70's Team Champions weren't blue and white. Le Champion, maybe?
09-13-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 13,731
Posted By rootboy

I love your user handle, Lightning Pilot. ...

I love your user handle, Lightning Pilot.

Ummm...P-38 Lightning

One of the prettiest things ever made.
09-10-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By rootboy

Thank you, D. Dude! Glad you like them.

Thank you, D. Dude! Glad you like them.
09-08-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 146,638
Posted By rootboy

Some former F1 greats on bikes. Including...

Some former F1 greats on bikes. Including Scheckter, Hunt, Lauda, Fittipaldi, et...
09-08-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 146,638
Posted By rootboy

Another of Senna on a Bianchi ...

Another of Senna on a Bianchi

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x640/29ea5587525f6a3f7e89ae8b489d3bc2_e44323f952fff1a6b018a3f4fdf96fd1d2c085f7.jpg
09-08-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 146,638
Posted By rootboy

The great Ayrton Senna reconnoitering the track,...

The great Ayrton Senna reconnoitering the track, on what looks like a Bianchi.
...
09-06-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By rootboy

Black hoods still available. $25 shipped. ???

Black hoods still available. $25 shipped. ???
09-06-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By rootboy

Don't forget the little adjuster booties. Unless...

Don't forget the little adjuster booties. Unless yours are in good shape.
09-06-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,078
Posted By rootboy

"I know that you and Frank were planning to...

"I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me...and I'm afraid that is something I cannot allow to happen."
...
09-05-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 537
Posted By rootboy

What a cutie

What a cutie
09-05-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 28,265
Posted By rootboy

I didn't even see The Dude's post. You both...

I didn't even see The Dude's post. You both funny mo-dickers!
09-05-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 28,265
Posted By rootboy

:thumb::lol:

:thumb::lol:
09-05-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 75,143
Posted By rootboy

Some cool stuff shown here. Great thread. My...

Some cool stuff shown here. Great thread.
My old Pioneer SA-9500 amp, and 5500 II tuner
A set of mahogany stands I made for my old JBL L19s, which I bought new in '77
The black ELACs on the metal...
09-04-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,838
Posted By rootboy

Always thought the round hole Tipo hubs were...

Always thought the round hole Tipo hubs were pretty too
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x1200/gitane_16_81bef385546fa7cdddfb6a57ddf3b8b50376aece.jpg
09-04-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By rootboy

Brilliant answer, T-Mar. That's what I'd do.

Brilliant answer, T-Mar.
That's what I'd do.
09-04-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 13,731
Posted By rootboy

As I read the situation, which may be totally...

As I read the situation, which may be totally wrong, if any resentment exists, some of it may be that the long term members here are mostly vintage bicycle enthusiasts.
When a new person logs on...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,049
Posted By rootboy

There's a lot to your question. First off, the...

There's a lot to your question. First off, the term "fair price" is up for interpretation.
There's a lot of work involved. The best thing I can recommend is joining as a member here. Twelve bucks...
09-03-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By rootboy

Too cool, MiloF. The paint job on that Brun...

Too cool, MiloF. The paint job on that Brun reminds me of another Swiss bike of the era. Mondia of course.
09-03-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 13,731
Posted By rootboy

Toxicity. My new word for the day. I don't mind...

Toxicity. My new word for the day.
I don't mind newbies, but then I'm an oldbie who posts here less and less.

Good grief. I just looked at my post count for the first time in years.
I need to...
09-01-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By rootboy

It's a nice enough saddle it would be kind of...

It's a nice enough saddle it would be kind of cool to have a custom replacement plate made for it.
Yeah...I think of crazy stuff like that.

Good luck with your sale. MK. And sorry to interject...
09-01-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By rootboy

Thanks SJX. I appreciate it. Strap is SOLD.

Thanks SJX. I appreciate it.

Strap is SOLD.
08-31-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By rootboy

Gum hoods sold. Black still available.

Gum hoods sold. Black still available.
08-31-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By rootboy

Twenty eight dollars...shipped?

Twenty eight dollars...shipped?
08-31-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By rootboy

Thank you Mike...I'm glad you like the strap.

Thank you Mike...I'm glad you like the strap.
08-30-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By rootboy

Bike carry strap ~ Hand made leather

I made a few of these several years ago. Thinking I'd save this one for myself. But figured I might as well see if someone can use it as I never will.
Handy if you have to carry your bike up...
08-30-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By rootboy

Campagnolo N. Record Brake hoods ~ repops

Campagnolo gum rubber or black rubber brake hoods for Nuovo Record or Super Record levers.
Reproductions. World or Globe logo. The gum ones are nice, semi-transparent, unlike some I see available...
08-30-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By rootboy

One caution. Put on thin coat, and let it dry...

One caution. Put on thin coat, and let it dry VERY thoroughly before mounting.
I usually let it sit for at least two days. Takes a long time for that stuff to thoroughly set.
08-30-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By rootboy

They do. And on a couple of mine I coated the...

They do. And on a couple of mine I coated the back side of the clamp with clear PlastiDip.
To give a little cushioning "bite", and to help protect the paint.
08-29-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 150,159
Posted By rootboy

For a face like that, it's worth the risk.

For a face like that, it's worth the risk.
08-28-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 717
Posted By rootboy

Not worth obsessing over, Mark. ;> You can...

Not worth obsessing over, Mark. ;>

You can tell these are not Record hubs by the stamping. Flying wheel stamp as opposed to the word "Record".
And then Campagnolo. To my (our) knowledge, these...
08-28-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 717
Posted By rootboy

Same here. Just curious. For instance, if that...

Same here. Just curious.
For instance, if that Cinelli stem does have a patent date on its underside,
it's quite a rare find if it is French sizing. And a pre '73 add on, likely.
But , no matter....
08-28-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 717
Posted By rootboy

The dating thing is interesting, to me. Though...

The dating thing is interesting, to me. Though hardly matters. Great deal on both of these bikes.
I'd be curious to hear how the OP dated these bikes too. Though not disputing his claim, at all....
08-28-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 717
Posted By rootboy

There's a name for that, Dude. Craquelure. Or in...

There's a name for that, Dude. Craquelure. Or in French, craquele'. The French paint jobs were great at it, it seems.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craquelure
08-26-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,306
Posted By rootboy

Being selective is OK. Especially with something...

Being selective is OK. Especially with something as big as bikes.
08-26-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By rootboy

It also may be gone when the sit bone...

It also may be gone when the sit bone indentations are so severe the center ridge becomes uncomfortable.
But lacing it and re-shaping it when slightly damp may work.
08-26-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 357
Posted By rootboy

I think doing this would be sort of a shame....

I think doing this would be sort of a shame. What's not to like about the description above?
Old school is old's cool, to me. Of course...it's your bike.
08-25-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By rootboy

He was embarrassed. Why? I don't know. ...

He was embarrassed.
Why? I don't know.

Very nice saddle, BTW.
08-25-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By rootboy

I find the socks much more provocative.... ...

I find the socks much more provocative....
Those are socks...aren't they?
08-25-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,677
Posted By rootboy

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Thought an actual photo might be...
08-23-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 150,159
Posted By rootboy

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/725x1000/bikecat1_bab66c936c4cfe8916b92c0173d6aa804e7c684e.jpg
08-23-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 150,159
Posted By rootboy

[QUO ...

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. Great foto
08-23-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,099
Posted By rootboy

I like vises. These pictures of various vises...

I like vises. These pictures of various vises interests me. I've got a number of vises.
Such as,
...
08-23-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,099
Posted By rootboy

Go figure. Thanks. Learn something new every day....

Go figure. Thanks. Learn something new every day.
Makes me wonder how the English call a bad habit.
08-23-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By rootboy

Winsor & Newton Liquid masking fluid. Available...

Winsor & Newton Liquid masking fluid. Available in small bottles. very handy.
...
08-21-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,863
Posted By rootboy

It depends, Dude, on the "cut" of the shellac....

It depends, Dude, on the "cut" of the shellac. Or, how much alcohol to shellac ratio. The stuff available in cans from the hardware store is too thick a cut for doing cloth bar tape, IMO. I generally...
08-21-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,099
Posted By rootboy

I've managed to subdue most of my vices. But I...

I've managed to subdue most of my vices.
But I still have some vises.
08-21-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,829
Posted By rootboy

I rode my PX-10 on LSD once, BITD, maybe 1972. ...

I rode my PX-10 on LSD once, BITD, maybe 1972.
Up a canyon in Utah, no mere hill that, and I'll never forget it.
The descent was something else.
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