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09-27-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By Bad Lag

That crank has been USED! Steel chain rings with...

That crank has been USED! Steel chain rings with significant wear on the teeth.

I do not understand why no one makes Campagnolo-compatible chain wheels that have steel teeth, even if it was just...
09-27-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By Bad Lag

I have no idea what happened with 79pmooney but...

I have no idea what happened with 79pmooney but for the last ten years or more, I have ridden Challenge Paris-Roubaix and Criterium tires on MAVIC MA-2 rims with ZERO problems. They mount and center...
09-25-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,595
Posted By Bad Lag

57 posts and counting on whether the spring goes...

57 posts and counting on whether the spring goes inside or out....

For you perusing pleasure, only on C&V Forum. :)
09-25-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By Bad Lag

Maybe you did, but I have not yet gotten there....

Maybe you did, but I have not yet gotten there. ;-)

I had original Crane derailleurs in long and short cage versions, original Dura Ace brakes, Dura Ace hubs, all kinds of stuff. There is nothing...
09-22-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By Bad Lag

Heck, I'm still using Nuovo Record components. ...

Heck, I'm still using Nuovo Record components.

Shimano's ever-evolving componentry is a blessing and a curse. Innovation is good but when you cannot get spare parts for something only a few years...
09-21-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By Bad Lag

Use a hack saw to cut a groove along the...

Use a hack saw to cut a groove along the centerline of the old pad.

Squeeze with a pliers and remove pads.

Remove the rust you are likely to find which is causing the pads to be so hard to...
09-20-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,387
Posted By Bad Lag

Small claims court is free. In fact, you may NOT...

Small claims court is free. In fact, you may NOT bring an attorney.
09-20-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Bad Lag

Could she make a hand-drawn, limited-edition...

Could she make a hand-drawn, limited-edition series? The Nuovo Record rear derailleur is absolutely ICONIC! So, that's a good place to start.

Bicycles tend to look all the same except for the...
09-20-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Bad Lag

I don't see any such link.

I don't see any such link.
09-20-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 629
Posted By Bad Lag

IMO, it's a HORRIBLE idea. Don't mess with the...

IMO, it's a HORRIBLE idea. Don't mess with the frame.

If you can find a smaller diameter seat post, use a shim to fit the post to the frame.

Honestly and without question, I'd do the shim...
09-20-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Bad Lag

What would be the cost of an original?

What would be the cost of an original?
09-19-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,362
Posted By Bad Lag

She would ride a trike or a bike with a side car.

She would ride a trike or a bike with a side car.
09-18-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,237
Posted By Bad Lag

Today and yesterday were both fairly normal air...

Today and yesterday were both fairly normal air quality here near the So Cal coast. There was no smoke, no haze, a blue sky, puffy white clouds up high and a gentle breeze out of the south west.
...
09-18-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,591
Posted By Bad Lag

I also got screwed by this new delivery system,...

I also got screwed by this new delivery system, the name of which I have forgotten.

Large freight forwarders pick up and transport the packages to the customer's city. USPS receives those...
09-15-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,237
Posted By Bad Lag

Why, yes, yes I do. It always seems to be a...

Why, yes, yes I do. It always seems to be a headwind, too. :-)

A bit more seriously, there is an almost constant wind out of the west (on-shore). It there isn't, it is usually a Santa Ana wind...
09-14-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,237
Posted By Bad Lag

Yesterday, I went riding again. As stated...

Yesterday, I went riding again. As stated earlier, right along the coastline, the air quality was not a problem. The prevailing winds are moving most of the smoke eastward and the marine layer with...
09-13-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Bad Lag

Clips and straps are just something you do at...

Clips and straps are just something you do at every start & stop. They are authentic to the bike and with me. Even though I no longer use cleats on my shoes, the clips & straps still help.

In...
09-12-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,237
Posted By Bad Lag

I rode today. The sky was cloudy, a mix of...

I rode today.

The sky was cloudy, a mix of our usual marine layer (low clouds and fog) and way up high, over the top of the marine layer, some smoke from the fires.

The air is cooled as it...
09-12-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Bad Lag

Oh yeah, it happened! ;) Pic posted as proof....

Oh yeah, it happened! ;)
Pic posted as proof.

Purchased from Performance Bicycle Shop, the wheels are 35 years old and still going strong.
09-12-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Bad Lag

Forty Five Years Later

My bike is still awesome to ride. It is the cheapest entertainment ever. Riding it is the most healthful thing I do - transformative, really.

I "upgraded" the bike over the decades but have long...
09-07-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,529
Posted By Bad Lag

As part of reinstalling the wheel, I slip the...

As part of reinstalling the wheel, I slip the chain onto the cogs before putting the axle into the drop out. The chain is just hanging there, loose. Get it started, first. Doing this, I never have...
09-07-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,529
Posted By Bad Lag

I haven't done this since I was a child. There...

I haven't done this since I was a child. There is no need to flip the bike over.

1. Pull the wheel out and carefully lay the frame on it non-drive side. Fix the wheel. Raise the frame to...
08-31-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,007
Posted By Bad Lag

I just can't get interested in any of those...

I just can't get interested in any of those bikes, especially so for disk brakes.

I just don't worry about going fast any more. Very few ever pass me, maybe one of the electric bikers showing...
08-30-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 594
Posted By Bad Lag

Is there really no hope? Rubbing compound is...

Is there really no hope?

Rubbing compound is a mildy abrasive material (very fine) used to remove exactly this type of faded paint without damaging the underlying, undamaged paint. It is like...
08-16-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,362
Posted By Bad Lag

If you go back far enough, you can see the real...

If you go back far enough, you can see the real relationship between bicycles and motorcycles.

...
08-16-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By Bad Lag

Use what you have but mount it to a steel plate. ...

Use what you have but mount it to a steel plate.

Go to Harbor Freight and buy two dial indicators, each with a magnetic base.

Combined, you will have a tool that is generic, easy to adjust and...
08-16-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,433
Posted By Bad Lag

What are the frame sizes?

What are the frame sizes?
08-16-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,740
Posted By Bad Lag

You can buy replacement rivnuts. They are...

You can buy replacement rivnuts. They are inexpensive, too.

If re-tapping solved the issues, great.

I would guess the brake kever took a hit and was bent inwards a bit.
08-16-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Bad Lag

It looks like a legitimate BENOTTO to me, even...

It looks like a legitimate BENOTTO to me, even the paint.

The CINELLI bottom bracket was used by many builders and does not signify who made the bike. It means they cared enough to use a...
08-12-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,255
Posted By Bad Lag

The "trick" is to not use cleats. The other...

The "trick" is to not use cleats.

The other "trick" is to not tuck the strap's end into the buckle. Leaving it loose allows you to just quickly reach down, hit the metal buckle and loosen the...
08-11-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,450
Posted By Bad Lag

This is a friendly bump for an AWESOME! bike.

This is a friendly bump for an AWESOME! bike.
08-09-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,450
Posted By Bad Lag

Yeah, WOW! Truly, it's a museum piece. Was it...

Yeah, WOW! Truly, it's a museum piece. Was it caught in a time warp. The chrome, even the aluminum, shows no hint of age (corrosion).

It's a grail bike for me.
08-09-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,450
Posted By Bad Lag

I hate you and your bike SUKZ! LOL! :D

I hate you and your bike SUKZ!

LOL!

:D
08-09-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Bad Lag

Awesome posts, thank you.

Awesome posts, thank you.
08-07-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,243
Posted By Bad Lag

I ride wearing a baseball cap, the kind that are...

I ride wearing a baseball cap, the kind that are not adjustable. I wear it backwards, with the bill in the rear.

The cap keeps my scalp from being sunburned. The bill keeps the sun off the back of...
08-07-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By Bad Lag

It looks like it weighs a TON! At the same...

It looks like it weighs a TON!

At the same time, it looks really well made.

I'd like one but do not have a hitch into which it can be plugged.
08-07-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 920
Posted By Bad Lag

Get it re-covered.

Get it re-covered.
08-07-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By Bad Lag

One thing very few people understand, even...

One thing very few people understand, even engineers, is that EVERYTHING has variation in its characteristics. Whether it is a dimension (size) or a mass or,... whatever. It is not a fixed value....
08-03-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,319
Posted By Bad Lag

Velcro straps really suck with clips and straps. ...

Velcro straps really suck with clips and straps.

Get laced shoes.
08-02-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16,122
Views: 1,673,306
Posted By Bad Lag

The bike path on the beach was an absolute mob...

The bike path on the beach was an absolute mob scene, a disaster waiting to happen.

Riding on the streets with the cars is safer than being mobbed by pedestrians and children on a bike path. The...
08-01-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,391
Posted By Bad Lag

I never liked the Wienmann brakes. MAFAC...

I never liked the Wienmann brakes.

MAFAC Racers were the worst bakes I ever used. I bought them new. I had them on for a week, then took them off and threw them away.

In both cases, I believe...
08-01-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Bad Lag

I think the hubs are the Tipo model. That...

I think the hubs are the Tipo model.

That entire rear derailleur arrangement is messed up. Derailleur on a claw-foot derailleur hanger attached with a bolt at the derailleur mounting hole in a...
07-31-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 672
Posted By Bad Lag

That was humorous. Still, I had to check the...

That was humorous.

Still, I had to check the numbers (always check the numbers)-

An 80" gear" is equal to a 53 X 18 gear ratio on a 27" wheel. For me, casual riding is done in 52 X 18 on a...
07-29-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Bad Lag

Pledge is a silicone oil.

Pledge is a silicone oil.
07-27-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Bad Lag

Chainwheel Bolt Circle Diameter - Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Does anyone know what the size is for the Nuovo Record BCD?

Who makes rings in this size?

Where does one go to buy replacement chainwheels for a NR crank? I have a typical 42/52 pair up front....
07-26-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,377
Posted By Bad Lag

The rear triangle will not accept tires much...

The rear triangle will not accept tires much bigger than the current 29mm width of the "28mm" Challenge tire. Offhand, I don't know about clearance at the brake bridge but down near the bottom...
07-25-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,749
Posted By Bad Lag

Wait, I mean, WOW! Did anyone else watch the...

Wait, I mean, WOW! Did anyone else watch the three video series on making Ghisallo wooden rims? That was awesome.
07-25-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,377
Posted By Bad Lag

Tires are needed next. The rear tire's tread is...

Tires are needed next. The rear tire's tread is showing signs of wear. The front tire's more uniformly worn but the labels are all scrubbed off from turning.
07-24-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,377
Posted By Bad Lag

Well,... the Vittoria latex tubes are in and...

Well,... the Vittoria latex tubes are in and pumped. The tubes weigh 82 gr.

The wheels are noticeably lighter, especially the front wheel. They are bouncier, too, although that might just be the...
07-22-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,766
Posted By Bad Lag

I have the tool you need. It's from about 1970...

I have the tool you need. It's from about 1970 but is as good as new. No, honestly, I do.

Come on over. I'll let you borrow it.

Oh, I forgot, COVID-19 and all that,... never mind.
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