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09-07-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By mech986

I’d be very tempted to leave a note on the bike...

I’d be very tempted to leave a note on the bike asking the “owner” to contact me because I’d buy the bike outright for a reasonable sum.
08-24-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By mech986

A bike pioneer who lost his home in Bonny Doon: ...

A bike pioneer who lost his home in Bonny Doon:
https://cyclingtips.com/2020/08/santa-cruz-wildfire-claims-home-of-specialized-engineer-chuck-teixeira/
08-23-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By mech986

California Wildfires threatening many C&V members’ homes and property

Hey all, The California wildfires have been threatening significant portions of the Big Sur area, Santa Cruz mountains, and northern California. A lot of C&V members live in those areas and many have...
08-03-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By mech986

Thanks, that would explain it! Wish we had that...

Thanks, that would explain it! Wish we had that in writing somewhere where it could be seen and understood.
08-02-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,230
Posted By mech986

Nice finds. My condolences to the family. ...

Nice finds. My condolences to the family. Having to see their father’s fun and hobby stuff leaving can be hard even if it is important to do. It is my sincere hope that all of us respect and...
08-01-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 41,212
Posted By mech986

Make sure you bring extra water (for yourself and...

Make sure you bring extra water (for yourself and others) and make some of it loaded with electrolytes and sodium. Take extra Calcium before the ride if you are prone to cramps. Have a plan to stop...
08-01-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,705
Posted By mech986

TDS, any update on how you have been doing? I...

TDS, any update on how you have been doing? I hope things have been a bit better for you, your co-workers, and NYC. Out here in California its been an inexorable steady climb, partly because of our...
07-29-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,830
Posted By mech986

Francophile, thanks for the additional...

Francophile, thanks for the additional information. Your *305198* serial number confirms a clear 1973, May, 198th frame if my interpretation of the numbering scheme is correct. Its been hard to...
07-29-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,500
Posted By mech986

The Ford GT40 Mk. II in 1966 and the GT40 Mk. IV...

The Ford GT40 Mk. II in 1966 and the GT40 Mk. IV in 1967 both beat Ferrari rather handily at Le Mans which was the big prestige race in Europe. Ferrari had won previously by being reasonably well...
07-29-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,342
Posted By mech986

The cranks in my photos were part of a University...

The cranks in my photos were part of a University Engineering school's materials study to see failure modes in bicycle components - once identified, the parts were continually stressed until failure....
07-28-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,830
Posted By mech986

Tgot, what type of Italvega does the mechanic...

Tgot, what type of Italvega does the mechanic own? Any chance we see a pic of it too?

Here's another way an Italvega can look set up for Eroica, my 1972 Super Speciale:...
07-28-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,342
Posted By mech986

Funny how threads about the same topic sometimes...

Funny how threads about the same topic sometimes pop up at the same time:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/classic-rendezvous-lightweight-vintage-bicycles/b3DsZL4XQiU

and a link from Jim...
07-23-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,500
Posted By mech986

Ah, you had me at Monica Bellucci, the rest is...

Ah, you had me at Monica Bellucci, the rest is just, well, superfluous.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x852/k2tw3zt_3f569c366becb0208d23eb23ccd5072089959fac.jpg
Monica...
Forum: Introductions
07-17-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By mech986

Welcome to BF! Check out the vintage scene in...

Welcome to BF! Check out the vintage scene in the Classic and Vintage Forums, has its own sales section too! I second the Velo-Retro Ride as a group meeting ride, we start at the Aquatic Center...
07-17-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By mech986

Probably an innocuous label in their language,...

Probably an innocuous label in their language, but has odd connotations here in the US.

Similar to General Motors (GM) trying to sell the Chevy Nova sedan in Mexico. It failed miserably. Why? ...
07-12-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By mech986

I’ve used either aluminum foil, aluminum can...

I’ve used either aluminum foil, aluminum can material or business card stock to shim the forward part of the brake pad holder against the Campagnolo caliper arms. Very little toe-in is needed. I aim...
07-12-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By mech986

Well, if your bike weighs about 25 pounds, you...

Well, if your bike weighs about 25 pounds, you had about 12-13 pounds rolling on a flatted tire and tube under the pressure of the rim edges. Personally, I’d inspect the tire sidewalls very...
07-06-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,223
Posted By mech986

Post it also to Classic Rendezvous. I'm confident...

Post it also to Classic Rendezvous. I'm confident folks there can also provide some (first hand) knowledge of what you have there and how to refurbish it. Nice find!

I would have been digging for...
07-05-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,394
Posted By mech986

You could always sell it to the OP for half the...

You could always sell it to the OP for half the price and include shipping cross border. He gets his RB-1 at a bargain price and you've done something with your RB-1. See how helpful we are?
07-05-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By mech986

MM, great job and texasclarks wonderful to see...

MM, great job and texasclarks wonderful to see you passing on the riding habits (and soon the bike mechanics / maintenance habits). Great bike to start with, probably will last about 2-3 years...
07-05-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,551
Posted By mech986

Shoot, I forgot to ask folks to also document...

Shoot, I forgot to ask folks to also document with calipers the seat post diameter and / or the upper seat tube seat post opening. This is to try to document and determine the specific Columbus...
07-04-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,086
Posted By mech986

vwry true, never show your hand ahead of time. ...

vwry true, never show your hand ahead of time. Determine your highest bid (and then add 10% or more if you’re really smitten), then set your bid and let the snipe service do its job. Mine executes...
07-03-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19,731
Views: 3,231,967
Posted By mech986

Saw your initial reply, your joke was funny and...

Saw your initial reply, your joke was funny and good. I also saw s different irony when others commented on your spelling citation. As for inflicting this thread:
...
07-03-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 19,731
Views: 3,231,967
Posted By mech986

Ah, didn't anyone notice that the bike in the...

Ah, didn't anyone notice that the bike in the picture is a Peugeot?



Its a Zero Fork Trail conversion.
06-29-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,596
Posted By mech986

Go down to local Pep Boys and buys some...

Go down to local Pep Boys and buys some Evaporust, consider checking website for 25% off order and pickup locally. Do a search on how to use evaporust on bike frames if you are looking to remove the...
06-24-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By mech986

Can you see all the way through the axle? Can you...

Can you see all the way through the axle? Can you put a small rod through it? Might it have debris inside? If the axle is bent, it is already stressed and may break. Something not right here. But may...
06-23-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,342
Posted By mech986

Regarding anything you think you overpaid for -...

Regarding anything you think you overpaid for - you might have been in a hurry, you may have not paid attention, you may have not asked explicitly about the price (and maybe they were marked, maybe...
06-23-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,237
Posted By mech986

You're very welcome! To me, its always nice to...

You're very welcome! To me, its always nice to see bikes get saved, especially when they are Italvega bikes. Everyone seems to remember them BITD but not very many of them survive or survive well. ...
06-23-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,237
Posted By mech986

Hi verktyg, I agree KB's frame is worth a nice...

Hi verktyg, I agree KB's frame is worth a nice build. I don't believe the finish is powder coat because its just so hard to mask off chrome lugs, fork ends, dropouts, and seat stay caps. My guess...
06-22-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,237
Posted By mech986

As for your question of what size wheels and...

As for your question of what size wheels and tires may fit, assuming 700C wheels of sufficient width, I can attest to using 700C x 35 Compass (now René Herse) Bon Jon Pass Extralight casing tires on...
06-22-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,237
Posted By mech986

Thanks Klunker for the update and additional...

Thanks Klunker for the update and additional photos. I forgot to ask you to detail the fork dropouts and tell us if they are Campagnolo tips or stamped tips. That will go a long way to...
06-20-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,237
Posted By mech986

my sense of it is a Torpado-Torresini product....

my sense of it is a Torpado-Torresini product. Seeing as Klunkerbiker is in Idaho and not New York or Detroit, it’s more likely an Italvega branded than Torpado branded because Torpados were sold...
06-20-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,237
Posted By mech986

and the rear Campy dropouts remind me of this...

and the rear Campy dropouts remind me of this with a couple of different details:...
06-20-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,237
Posted By mech986

Wow, interesting find there. My size too! Where...

Wow, interesting find there. My size too! Where are you located again? Heh, so what’s the story behind this frame and fork and how did you get it?

The paint looks pretty good. The BB serial number...
06-19-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 19,731
Views: 3,231,967
Posted By mech986

Some people just don't want to stop. And what's...

Some people just don't want to stop. And what's with the extra large cupholder?
...
06-14-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 52,150
Posted By mech986

Nice living vicariously through all you guys. ...

Nice living vicariously through all you guys. Before Covid, I was riding with a group we call Team Type 3, named after the Tour De Cure rides they did. Formerly rode out of the Long Beach Town...
Forum: For Sale
06-11-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By mech986

I was gonna say that bikes like these should be...

I was gonna say that bikes like these should be marketed on a website that caters to NBA or NFL players.
06-10-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By mech986

Exactly!! I was hoping for something along that...

Exactly!! I was hoping for something along that line, but not for riding a penny farthing.

https://hips.hearstapps.com/digitalspyuk.cdnds.net/16/36/1473077346-the-prisoner2.jpg?resize=480:*
04-25-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By mech986

Maybe Alex can help with this one? Its in...

Maybe Alex can help with this one? Its in Chilacothe, OH.

Looks like 56-58? better get measurements. Don't fight over it all at once now.
...
04-10-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By mech986

New dates for Eroica California posted on their Facebook Page

We are delighted to announce the new dates for the 2020 Eroica California, September 25-27, in beautiful, sunny Cambria and we look forward to greeting everyone for another Eroica weekend, with Nova...
03-13-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 25,684
Posted By mech986

I suspect by now most everyone has received an...

I suspect by now most everyone has received an email from Eroica California or has seen the announcement on their Facebook page or main website.

Sadly, it was necessary to postpone. I hope...
03-13-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 15,530
Posted By mech986

jackbombay here’s a couple of pics from last year...

jackbombay here’s a couple of pics from last year

...
03-12-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 15,530
Posted By mech986

this will probably move in fits and starts. But...

this will probably move in fits and starts. But hopefully will clear up eventually.



I’m sure he’ll clean up nicely. I just hope you don’t get wiped out in the end.
03-11-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 15,530
Posted By mech986

Well, here's a comparison point for those of us...

Well, here's a comparison point for those of us lucky enough to be in California where we "only" have 157 cases diagnosed so far and 3 deaths (a 1.9% death rate). However, the number of cases should...
03-10-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 15,530
Posted By mech986

I spoke / communicated with Kaori Peters about a...

I spoke / communicated with Kaori Peters about a week ago expressing my professional (retired Family doctor) and personal concerns for any of the Italian organizers like founder Giancarlo Brocchi and...
02-29-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 41,212
Posted By mech986

Thanks Steve, if you do ride, be safe. I...

Thanks Steve, if you do ride, be safe. I wouldn't wish my pain on anybody, I now how I would crack under interrogation!! :fight: Hopefully, I'll still be able to get back on a bike soon and...
12-17-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 25,684
Posted By mech986

If anyone needs them, MKS makes an Extra large...

If anyone needs them, MKS makes an Extra large (LL) toeclip that can accommodate larger shoes. I used to wear a 9.5 size dress shoe for a long time, but over the last 5 years realized that was too...
10-08-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,105
Posted By mech986

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8C-uPUHbZo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8C-uPUHbZo
06-21-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,998
Posted By mech986

“Error code 16 indicates the micro flux capacitor...

“Error code 16 indicates the micro flux capacitor has failed. This will overload the EPS conduits and power relays in the Jeffries downtube and destabilize the dilithium crystal chamber matrix...
05-23-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,234
Posted By mech986

Put one on the other side and you can call them...

Put one on the other side and you can call them Nerf Bars for performing Pitt maneuvers on other bikes.

As far as damaged spokes, I had a similar issue with my Campagnolo NR with Rally cage...
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