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10-28-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By jamesdak

Well....actually.....even if it isn't the right...

Well....actually.....even if it isn't the right color the ride is so damn good you just don't care. ;)
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10-27-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By jamesdak

I stashed this article on Bill Davidson awhile...

I stashed this article on Bill Davidson awhile ago. Should give you some insight into his bikes. They are top notch!
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10-26-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,361
Posted By jamesdak

Well, for the heck of it I tend to weigh all my...

Well, for the heck of it I tend to weigh all my bikes. Only standard is they are weighed ready to ride with their saddle, bottle cages, pedals, and Garmin mount installed. Only thing not there is the...
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, if he comes down on price and the components...

Yep, if he comes down on price and the components are in good shape, then it may be a good buy. I've gotten many a trashed bike in that was a beauty under the grime.

That Bertin is beautiful as...
10-25-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By jamesdak

Just for the sake of not leading someone down the...

Just for the sake of not leading someone down the wrong path. Record and Chorus use a 102mm spindle. Centaur comes in 111 or 115 sized spindles, not the same.
10-19-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By jamesdak

I've got to be honest, When I was running the 10...

I've got to be honest, When I was running the 10 speed cassette with the Simplex DT shifters I thought it was my best shifting friction setup. Very precise and I never seemed to have an issue just...
10-18-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,900
Posted By jamesdak

LOL, any excuse to show off the bike cave. Most...

LOL, any excuse to show off the bike cave. Most of mine live inside. A few bad weather bikes stay in the garage.

The bike cave:
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10-18-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By jamesdak

Nice, that is going to clean up beautifully!

Nice, that is going to clean up beautifully!
10-18-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 58,657
Views: 8,595,974
Posted By jamesdak

Small Raleigh Professional for $100 ...

Small Raleigh Professional for $100

https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/60824163
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10-18-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By jamesdak

+1000

+1000
10-18-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By jamesdak

A couple more: ...

A couple more:

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10-18-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By jamesdak

Duell Vienna - picture shoot

Well, this is the 3rd attempt to get good shots of this one. Grabbed these this morning while pinging of 4 cups of coffee. Made it a little hard to hold steady as I manually focused. But anyway,...
10-17-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By jamesdak

My old Orbea ran a ten speed Campagnolo cassette...

My old Orbea ran a ten speed Campagnolo cassette for awhile and shifted really well with it's original Simplex shifters. Key should be the right DT shifters with the range to pull enough cable to...
10-15-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By jamesdak

I've got to admit, I did go out of my way to find...

I've got to admit, I did go out of my way to find that color awhile ago to redo this when I get around too it. Still not sure though as right now it's got black and is cool. Still, every color has...
10-12-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 859
Posted By jamesdak

Well...... I gave everyone a few days and then...

Well...... I gave everyone a few days and then grabbed this. It just came in and is so beautiful. Paul was awesome to work with and packed the frame extremely well.

Probably won't be built...
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By jamesdak

Just updating this as I just received the frame...

Just updating this as I just received the frame in from Paul. First off, he packed it very well and was great to work with on the shipment.

The frame is beautiful, the paint and decals are so...
10-10-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 779
Posted By jamesdak

Nothing fancy to be honest. Steel wool to get...

Nothing fancy to be honest. Steel wool to get off the crud, dried glue, etc. Then Mothers Mag & Aluminun polish. Worked the polish in to about a foot long section at a time by hand. One rag to...
10-10-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 779
Posted By jamesdak

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10-10-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 779
Posted By jamesdak

Is it silly to get excited over 40 year old wheels?

Well...almost 40 years...

Ever since I got the beautiful 1985 Opus III I've wanted to put proper wheels on it. The bike was pretty original but came with Gipiemme Sprint hubbed wheels with red...
10-10-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By jamesdak

Cromor is good stuff for sure. Most of the...

Cromor is good stuff for sure. Most of the Cromor Lemonds I have seen have been named Ventoux for the model. But I have seen a couple with a different name. Like Vanquish or something. I can't...
10-10-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,925
Posted By jamesdak

Well, if you can find one a mid 80's Orbea...

Well, if you can find one a mid 80's Orbea Cabestany may fit the bill. By coincidence I've been messing with mine again this morning putting on better brake pads. This is a Frankenstein build with...
10-10-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,254
Posted By jamesdak

I did think about that with the tape. I just...

I did think about that with the tape. I just think when I find some nicely priced C.F. wheels for this and put them on the bike will look more balance with the black at all 4 "corners". The bottle...
10-09-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,254
Posted By jamesdak

Well, it's been awhile but this was finally...

Well, it's been awhile but this was finally finished today. Or at least, mostly finished. Too late to get good pics but here's one teaser. I'll try to get proper shots tomorrow.

As pictured...
10-09-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 131,031
Posted By jamesdak

Awesome. I'm still at DA 9000 but waffle on...

Awesome. I'm still at DA 9000 but waffle on wheels from Aeolus 5.0's to Roval CL60's.
I'm very interested in that water bottle bag/cage there on the seat post/saddle.

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Well the one in the...
10-08-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,599
Posted By jamesdak

Me too, I didn't mean to imply this was getting...

Me too, I didn't mean to imply this was getting ugly, just truly entertaining. Guess this ol' geezer still doesn't understand all these social medial nuances.
10-08-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,599
Posted By jamesdak

No, no, no, no. That's not what I meant at all. ...

No, no, no, no. That's not what I meant at all. This is both informative and entertaining while not being confrontational. I'm truly enjoying it.

Sorry if I confused folks. I do have a way...
10-05-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,165
Posted By jamesdak

No changes for me. I ride alone all the time and...

No changes for me. I ride alone all the time and hardly see others on the road. If I do encounter other riders I'm not doing anything different than I would normally do.
10-04-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,025
Views: 198,668
Posted By jamesdak

Took my '85 Opus III out for a relaxed 30 miler...

Took my '85 Opus III out for a relaxed 30 miler today.

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10-04-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By jamesdak

I had an 87 for several years. It was/is a nice...

I had an 87 for several years. It was/is a nice rider. Bought as a frame and built up with a black Athena 11 speed Groupset and eventually some Zonda wheels. One of my faster bikes out on the road...
09-30-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 859
Posted By jamesdak

I can't have any more bikes but Wow!

I can't have any more bikes but Wow!
09-29-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By jamesdak

Does sound like it's a tubular rim. The other...

Does sound like it's a tubular rim. The other option to gluing is using a good tape. I'm perfectly happy with how easy and how well the Effetto Marisposa Carogna tape works. Literally takes me...
09-29-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By jamesdak

This one was 28 lbs 12 ozs when I started with...

This one was 28 lbs 12 ozs when I started with it. Removing the clip on bars, reflectors, old chain, old tires, heavy gel saddle and original seatpost got it down to 24 lbs 8 ozs in ready to ride...
09-28-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, those are my thoughts too. I wanted to set...

Yep, those are my thoughts too. I wanted to set this up well enough to get her enjoying riding and then if she does take to it suggest selling this to get something that fits better. A few hundred...
09-28-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By jamesdak

Been working on a Miyata 312 for a friend.

The bike had sat from around 15 years or so. It was pretty grubby with clamp on aero bars, a boat anchor for a seatpost and an upright style gel saddle. Skinny, plastic feeling tires too.

First...
09-28-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By jamesdak

So for the heck of it I threw on a set of...

So for the heck of it I threw on a set of Campagnolo Zonda's I had around. Mounted up some Continental GP400s II 700 x 25 tires for more volume and then adjusted the calipers for the wider wheels. ...
09-26-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By jamesdak

Ok, first test was a fail. Headset was binding...

Ok, first test was a fail. Headset was binding up and there was no middle ground between binding and knocking from too loose. Everything else worked fine and the bike felt like it really wanted to...
09-25-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,212
Posted By jamesdak

Well if by favorite it's the one that feels best...

Well if by favorite it's the one that feels best under me out on the road then hands down it's the modern build Girodana Xl Super. I have two and the other is a much lighter build with higher end...
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By jamesdak

Well I bought that exact same bike years ago for...

Well I bought that exact same bike years ago for $300 and mine had some paint marks but was otherwise rideable. One word on those wheels. By far no the only "deeper" wheels I've had but for what...
09-20-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,276
Posted By jamesdak

I like the look, one of the two bikes I took out...

I like the look, one of the two bikes I took out today. ;)

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09-19-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By jamesdak

Raining today so messing with the various bikes. ...

Raining today so messing with the various bikes. Swapped out the hard, heavy tires it came with for some nice Veloflex Corsa 700 x 25's. Then I grabbed the really chewed up seatpost that came on...
09-19-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,457
Posted By jamesdak

Finally getting some very much needed rain. So...

Finally getting some very much needed rain. So I'm spending the morning working on the bikes. Mounted up the Veloflex Master 700 x 28 tires on the Colnago with some Vittoria latex tubes inside. ...
09-18-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,298
Posted By jamesdak

Well.....in Germany back in the mid 80's I...

Well.....in Germany back in the mid 80's I brought my stereo from the PX to the barracks on the back rack of my Peugeot. The PX was on a different kaserne then the one I lived on and it was done...
09-18-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,614
Posted By jamesdak

Picked this up today. ...

Picked this up today.

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Dang near mint 10 speed Campagnolo Chorus on it.
09-18-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By jamesdak

My second Serotta, late 80s Nova Special

So this was listed locally and I tried to ignore the ad figuring it would sell fast. A week later (this morning) I looked at the ad again and realized I could not build it with the parts for that...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By jamesdak

LOL, typical scam we get here from the local...

LOL, typical scam we get here from the local classifieds all the time. I just give them the name and address of the Sheriff to send their "money" to. If I bother to respond at all.
09-16-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,493
Posted By jamesdak

Well for me PBK has always been the slowest...

Well for me PBK has always been the slowest source from Europe. I did have some Zonda's wheels get lost in customs for a couple of months. They finally arrived in a totally trashed package. Sent...
09-16-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,680
Posted By jamesdak

And a few more, I had never really shot proper...

And a few more, I had never really shot proper pics of this when I got it. I think it's holding up pretty well for it's age.
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09-16-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,680
Posted By jamesdak

Well, it's been a couple of years and I thought...

Well, it's been a couple of years and I thought I'd update this with some better pics and such. Still one great riding bike for sure. Last year I finally gave in and had the gummed up, sticky cable...
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, personally I think I'd pass. Hard to tell...

Yep, personally I think I'd pass. Hard to tell how bad things are inside the frame without tearing it down and taking a look. I normally pass on any bikes I want that have rust from a coastal area....
09-15-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By jamesdak

Sweet, but I'll be sticking to a Shimano...

Sweet, but I'll be sticking to a Shimano probably. The Phil Wood setup would probably cost me more than the whole bike did, LOL!
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