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10-09-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 596,269
Posted By HPL

Moser 1 Hour Record Gloves

I couldn't wait 'til I got home; NOS Magic Guanto Moser hour record commemorative gloves from '84/'85. They will add a certain panache when riding the '85 and '87 Mosers. Great gloves regardless of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19,688
Views: 4,199,368
Posted By HPL

Old track parts

For 50's Dutch track frame: Bayliss Wiley hubs and BB, Lyotard pedals, Wienmann rims, integrated steel bar and stem, "unused" crankset and rear sprocket. Bought as a box of "odd stuff"; some spare...
08-01-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 138,193
Posted By HPL

Colnago nuovo mexico

1986 Nuovo Mexico, Columbus "Profil" frame; Campagnolo "Super Record", "C Record", "Cobalto", "Superleggeri" mix; Regina "Oro" FW/chain; Cinelli cocpkpit; FiR/Vittoria tubs.
06-02-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By HPL

I have asked for more photos and descriptions;...

I have asked for more photos and descriptions; threads, diameters, etc. I have not been given adequate info regarding components and frame. I assumed about a mid '70s French frame, without knowledge...
05-30-20, 03:12 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 86,036
Posted By HPL

Colnago nuovo mexico 1986

I ride with period correct LOOK pedals, but it looks more classic with the quills.
More images:
05-30-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 86,036
Posted By HPL

Colnago nuovo mexico 1986

Complete except for the "biodinamica" bottle/cage (on hand, just not on the bike yet). 2nd generation Nuovo Mexico, Columbus "Profil" 2 "groove/ribbed" top tube, 4 "groove/ribbed" down tube. Back in...
04-06-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,094
Posted By HPL

Thank your wife for her work, and thank you and...

Thank your wife for her work, and thank you and others for being level headed regarding this situation.
Your comment about being prudent regarding this situation is all it takes. Why is anyone...
04-06-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,094
Posted By HPL

Common sense is becoming uncommon

I work at a hospital. If I didn't need to be there I wouldn't. Aside from work I need gas and food, which are done to or from work, not as a separate trip on my DAY off. Two days ago I was talking...
03-28-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,094
Posted By HPL

MEDICAL DISTANCING not Social

I won't state the obvious nor reiterate how or how not to ride, but in reference to the general public not taking this seriously enough, I believe we need to stop calling the required mode of...
03-26-20, 02:45 AM
Replies: 14,055
Views: 3,034,132
Posted By HPL

Look roubaix , a3.1

Some '90s LOOKs for $7.50 a pair, perfect bearing function. Black pedal bodies are easy to touch up with paint. Nice little feature with the LOOK logo cast into the pedal body, haven't seen this on...
03-14-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By HPL

I found out from the masses here that I do have a...

I found out from the masses here that I do have a '73/'74 Motobecane "Grand Record", 62cm frame with 531. Too big for me! Just a parts donor so never ridden.
02-05-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,641
Views: 136,562
Posted By HPL

1987 Nishiki "Linear". Okay, maybe not my...

1987 Nishiki "Linear". Okay, maybe not my favorite visually, but I get to ride it and it's a blast. Probably one of the better deals I got on a complete bike in very good condition both aesthetically...
02-04-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 26,197
Posted By HPL

Fuchsia BASSO

Stripping this frame for donor parts, going to the frame swap thread. I need to remeasure size for swap thread posting (and real photos). It has the Columbus "EL" (extra leggera) oversize (DB...
01-10-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 14,055
Views: 3,034,132
Posted By HPL

Rusty rossin

A frame that everyone freaked out about thinking that it was badly rusted out. Someone wanted to make a "stool" from it (poor waste of "SLX" tubing, I've got some "Carbolite" they can do that with)....
12-12-19, 03:45 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 748,763
Posted By HPL

Nishiki Linear 1986/1987

This bike's serial number is WF 10685; located on underside of the BB shell. Shimano 105 cranks date KI September '86. I was told it was an '86 when I purchased it. Bike matches '87 catalogue...
11-29-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3,647
Views: 322,966
Posted By HPL

I hear ya! Just "rebuilt" a friend's new Kent...

I hear ya! Just "rebuilt" a friend's new Kent mtb; it would serve better as a boat anchor; but being aluminum it's too light, maybe add some flukes. I couldn't believe how maladjusted everything was,...
11-25-19, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 596,269
Posted By HPL

Leather and Brass

More leather and brass for the Hercules. I think it has a fetish! RBR Saddle and Powell & Hanmer lamp.
11-21-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By HPL

Raleigh GS "rebadged" as Specialized

Thanks for the quick clarification. I forgot to put the requisite "?" in the header as most of what I find are complete mysteries to me, and even more so from the folks I've obtained them from.
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11-08-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 23,266
Views: 2,680,614
Posted By HPL

Bike Shop Stickers

Funny you bring that up, I was just by the shop where I bought my first new bike nearly 40 years ago and I forgot to get a decal; my older brother was embarrassing us both and distracted me. I never...
10-30-19, 03:17 AM
Replies: 23,266
Views: 2,680,614
Posted By HPL

Hi Jack, No I do not know the years for when...

Hi Jack,

No I do not know the years for when that badge was used (I've not seen it on a bike). The other Hercules badge was used approximately 1948 - '70s, so it's hard to say. I believe it is...
10-29-19, 02:10 AM
Replies: 2,785
Views: 633,561
Posted By HPL

Bikes are getting older than me

Riding more old 3 speeds that were made before I was born. Adding some refreshing cruising riding in between the racing bike action. Rebuilding a '50s (?) Hercules (riding between build phases,...
10-29-19, 01:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,854
Posted By HPL

Excellent Italian Bianchigirll!

Excellent Italian Bianchigirll!
10-27-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By HPL

Photos delayed, but now in.

Photos delayed, but now in.
10-26-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3,647
Views: 322,966
Posted By HPL

Hercules roadster front wheel rebuild

Missing spokes, surface rust on rim and "out of whack". Removed front wheel, stripped down, cleaned and repacked hub (Hercules HR PATTERN), hammer and wood block "trued", and cleaned rim inside and...
10-12-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23,266
Views: 2,680,614
Posted By HPL

HERCULES "ROADSTER" '40s-'50s(?)

"Pre-Raleigh" Hercules (possibly "Gent's Artisan", or "Roadster Special") original condition except bar wrap, pedals, tires/tubes, and pump(?). "Bolt-on" seatstays, rod (roller) brakes, Hercules 3...
08-30-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 7,530
Views: 1,955,465
Posted By HPL

Thanks for the insight, but I'm sure it's a lot...

Thanks for the insight, but I'm sure it's a lot of my fault for never having done that type of riding on an unknown trail; think I'll be doing a little more portaging of the bike next time. I have a...
08-27-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By HPL

I did check for "SLX" at the BB shell but no...

I did check for "SLX" at the BB shell but no discernible "ridges" by sight or feel. I was going with the "SL" due to that, definitely a 27.2mm seat tube I.D.. It doesn't appear to have been...
08-26-19, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By HPL

Rossin frameset Salvaged

My bike collective is closing (very bummed out!) and someone was trying to figure out what make/model this frame is; I grabbed a 27.2mm post to check fit, and voila, perfect! I guess they didn't...
08-02-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 596,269
Posted By HPL

Bing saddle

Odd saddle: Bing, might be for a juvenile due to smaller size. Anyone with knowledge regarding this saddle? The seller had no info to impart.
07-31-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,190
Posted By HPL

Colnago Carbitubo

My "Grail" bike is being slowly assembled when parts are obtained. Presently Colnago Carbitubo with custom Campy Delta brakes; not installed: Campy Record carbon cranks, Campy carbon/Ti front/rear...
07-27-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,786
Posted By HPL

I also have a habit of changing parts, just...

I also have a habit of changing parts, just swapped saddle and post because I was happy with the set up on an aluminum frame. The "X" is my first and only Fondriest (hopefully not the last) and is...
07-27-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,786
Posted By HPL

How was your ride? Looks good with the "EVOL"...

How was your ride? Looks good with the "EVOL" stem, always liked their newer designs. I use the "Mutant" on many builds, but hard to find the quill type anymore. Here's a shot of my X-Status...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,525
Posted By HPL

I could only guess the value since bikes like...

I could only guess the value since bikes like this tend to grab at some people more than others; sometimes the color, groupset, specific component, etc. will make a significant difference one way or...
07-05-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23,266
Views: 2,680,614
Posted By HPL

1970 Raleigh Sports "Cross Bike"

Went out for a spin to Kanapaha Park (Gainesville, FL) and then tried it on the trails for a couple miles. Not too bad for a heavy ride with road tires except for the fallen trees. All original...
07-04-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,485
Posted By HPL

From what I've heard, the "Pepita" description is...

From what I've heard, the "Pepita" description is related to the orange color which resembles pumpkin color, although there were other colors available it was Crescent's signature color at the time....
06-30-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14,055
Views: 3,034,132
Posted By HPL

GT "SATURN" Team frame set

Actual Saturn team bike. I don't know if the frame design was unique to the pro team or also produced for retail sales. I'd assume the sizing is custom made for the rider (in this case Brian Walton)....
06-26-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,697
Posted By HPL

R. Sachs fork, unknown frame

I managed to find some photos of the frame, but they are not the best; just happened to be in the main photos.
06-07-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 596,269
Posted By HPL

Gaburro and Moser Rings

Frame specific parts for a Gaburro and Moser (Aelle). Plus Modolo levers for a different Moser (Leader); hey where did my other lever get off to already?
05-28-19, 12:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,387
Posted By HPL

Bianchi Auto-Milano

I agree with whole heartedly about the testing out of this bike; I'll do a solid 10 miles on it before I loan it or give away.

I actually had to buy 2 bikes when I got the Bianchi; it came with a...
05-21-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 138,193
Posted By HPL

Legnano GP

Nice bike, for only $93 wow! I've been trying to find one to fit my size (52ish) and budget, but no luck yet.
I'd post a photo of my ride(s), but I can't access from computer.
05-15-19, 02:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By HPL

Berardi Too Big

Sorry to hear that it's too large a frame. I don't know what year that is, 80's?; my frame is around '76-'77; has a "71" stamped on the BB, but this is a paint code per direct conversation with the...
05-13-19, 03:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,809
Posted By HPL

Gion italia

Hello Spaghetti,
Here's my frame before I start the build up. This different from your frame, and also from another example; so now I've seen 3 variants, all possibly using different tubing. There...
04-24-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By HPL

Berardi, Pierino 1977 (possibly '76)

I am preparing to start a build up of a Berardi (model(?): Pierino), year as early as 1975 due to pre-release/testing of Campagnolo's "Portacatena"/"Chain Carrier" in 1977. This information gathered...
04-18-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,402
Posted By HPL

Here's my, ? Moser ?

I believe this is a Moser Leader. I was reading oldschool and seem to have the frame that's referred to with no way of clamping the seat post without internal means. I managed to find a Suntour of...
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