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08-18-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By SurferRosa

Many thanks, all. I'll point the young man right...

Many thanks, all. I'll point the young man right here.

So happy for him. What a great stretch of the country to have a sweet vintage ride.
08-18-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 51,744
Views: 6,839,888
Posted By SurferRosa

A couple 531c Raleighs are going for a song on...

A couple 531c Raleighs are going for a song on seattle's craigs...

$149 58cm (https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-58cm-campagnolo-raleigh/6958096880.html)

$280 54cm...
08-17-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By SurferRosa

The lyotards are worth $30 alone.

The lyotards are worth $30 alone.
08-17-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By SurferRosa

Washington DC Vintage-Friendly LBS?

What are the best vintage-centric shops in the DC area?

My nephew just finished assembling the Falcon San Remo I shipped him...

Thanks.
08-17-19, 01:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,431
Posted By SurferRosa

. I've had a bunch of Univegas. Never wanted...

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I've had a bunch of Univegas. Never wanted to own a cannondale. Even if the bridgestone were a 400, I'd still want the Sportour.
08-16-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By SurferRosa

There's a thread for that? What have you...

There's a thread for that?

What have you been wrenching on lately? (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1069707-what-have-you-been-wrenching-lately.html)
08-15-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,204
Posted By SurferRosa

^ Looks like a fun bike to ride over to Wally's...

^ Looks like a fun bike to ride over to Wally's and give him and Beav the business. :thumb:
08-15-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,068
Posted By SurferRosa

If we're talkin' vintage, those are 5/16", right?...

If we're talkin' vintage, those are 5/16", right? Like all the Nuovo Record anchor bolts and many Suntour ones...
08-15-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,068
Posted By SurferRosa

I understand the 10 (nutted brake calipers and...

I understand the 10 (nutted brake calipers and 2-bolt campy seatpost clamps), but what are the other two used for?

I'd think a 5/16" socket driver would be a little more popular...
08-15-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,068
Posted By SurferRosa

[/color] Poor guy needed a set of tools with...

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Poor guy needed a set of tools with him just to ride his modern bike? Sounds like he might be better off on an old bike that stays in tune. :thumb:
08-15-19, 03:16 AM
Replies: 17,582
Views: 2,724,603
Posted By SurferRosa

Gettin' pretty wack up in this b.

Gettin' pretty wack up in this b.
08-14-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 83,940
Posted By SurferRosa

Picked up a Motobécane Le Champion today. I...

Picked up a Motobécane Le Champion today. I think it's a '79 with the bottle bosses and campy drops front and rear. Here's the craigs ad pic:

https://i.imgur.com/Pk8HAnO.jpg

Too tall for me,...
08-13-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By SurferRosa

Now if the seller would just return an email......

Now if the seller would just return an email... :foo:
08-12-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By SurferRosa

Oh ... on further inspection, he says "Saroni" in...

Oh ... on further inspection, he says "Saroni" in the ad.

Thoughts?
08-12-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By SurferRosa

'80s Frame ID (Craigs ad pic)

I know I've seen that fork crown engraving before ...

https://i.imgur.com/08ZwOVM.jpg
08-12-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By SurferRosa

I've gone to standard thread on a couple italian...

I've gone to standard thread on a couple italian threaded hubs, but Sheldon says you shouldn't revert once the change is made.


I like modern ramps and 14-28t reliable freewheels, so I go modern...
08-12-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By SurferRosa

Agree. I never liked the look of any trunk bag. ...

Agree. I never liked the look of any trunk bag.

Saddle bags and handlebar bags are hot on old c&v.
08-12-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By SurferRosa

Nope. Maybe you can cut a stop in it. Or find a...

Nope. Maybe you can cut a stop in it. Or find a Simplex rd.

In the meantime, you can use a claw hanger.
08-12-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By SurferRosa

First thing, make sure the derailleur hanger can...

First thing, make sure the derailleur hanger can support the rear mech like a normal campy-type hanger.

You needn't spend a lot. You can sell the barcons to pay for new tires. Maybe you can find...
08-11-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By SurferRosa

Front derailleur clamp.

Front derailleur clamp.
08-11-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,895
Posted By SurferRosa

Let's ride down to Seward Park one sunday before...

Let's ride down to Seward Park one sunday before summer ends:

https://parkways.seattle.gov/2019/01/07/mark-calendar-2019-bicycle-sundays/

Might still do it today if the chance of rain drops.
08-11-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By SurferRosa

https://i.imgur.com/RxVtJ5c.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/RxVtJ5c.jpg
08-10-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,895
Posted By SurferRosa

Good one! :thumb: And congrats on...

Good one! :thumb:

And congrats on everything working out.
08-10-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 164,663
Posted By SurferRosa

Are there tubing differences? Looks like...

Are there tubing differences? Looks like component group only.

I do love the black. And the ad shows gumwalls would look really nice.
08-09-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By SurferRosa

You might ask the decal expert, Cyclomondo....

You might ask the decal expert, Cyclomondo. Here's Greg's email:

gtsoftley@ozemail.com.au

and website: http://cyclomondo.net/
08-09-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By SurferRosa

No worries. Just fully dismantle and overhaul....

No worries. Just fully dismantle and overhaul. These are easy to adjust, because there are two nuts you can lock together. You might need a cone wrench or an $11 Park Tool obw-4. (Check ebay.)
08-08-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,589
Posted By SurferRosa

Those look awesome. And that seems like a great...

Those look awesome. And that seems like a great price. The next time I need tires, I'm pullin' the trigger on these.

One of the nice things about flipping a few bikes a year ... I can move used...
08-08-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By SurferRosa

Top tube looks short relative to the seat tube,...

Top tube looks short relative to the seat tube, which is my preference.
08-08-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,861
Posted By SurferRosa

The red one is. I have used blue, yellow, and...

The red one is. I have used blue, yellow, and white before. I normally just use black. For me, it has to be 9-10mm wide to look perfect. A couple of those above use embroidery thread.



Thanks....
08-07-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 83,940
Posted By SurferRosa

Found some black Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66s...

Found some black Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66s (https://www.ebay.com/itm/ASICS-Onitsuka-Tiger-Mexico-66-Black-Mens-/401635610588?txnId=798183179027) in my size for $60.
08-07-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 51,744
Views: 6,839,888
Posted By SurferRosa

This huge Bob Jackson is wicked boss. hot bj...

This huge Bob Jackson is wicked boss.

hot bj on seattle craigs (https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/bainbridge-island-bob-jackson-vintage/6947398809.html)
...
08-07-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By SurferRosa

Vintage racing is Campagnolo. :thumb:

Vintage racing is Campagnolo. :thumb:
08-07-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,895
Posted By SurferRosa

Maybe not in blue, but there are several really...

Maybe not in blue, but there are several really cool looking Bianchi bottles on ebay under $17. One is grey ... might look great with your grey housing.
08-07-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,861
Posted By SurferRosa

It needn't be "ugly" nor come undone. ...

It needn't be "ugly" nor come undone.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7688/17272796955_6b471d7d6a_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/7883/46418792805_e86f6f3a5b_c.jpg
...
08-07-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By SurferRosa

Looks like a nice bike, but I'd wonder why he's...

Looks like a nice bike, but I'd wonder why he's using a rear derailleur clamp instead of the on-frame hanger.
...
08-07-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 940
Posted By SurferRosa

Like I said... OP doesn't know if this bb setup...

Like I said... OP doesn't know if this bb setup ever worked properly to begin.
08-07-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By SurferRosa

Looks like the rear and the front. [/color] ...

Looks like the rear and the front.

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Yes, leave that to the pros.

But a wheel, on the other hand, is pretty simple to rebuild with the aid of Sheldon's wheel building page.
08-06-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2,641
Views: 578,792
Posted By SurferRosa

^ wow. :thumb: The "before" paint is...

^ wow. :thumb:

The "before" paint is completely heinous. :lol:

I think you should just go over the bar with your rear brake cable routing.
08-06-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,895
Posted By SurferRosa

This craigs seller...

This craigs seller (https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-bianchi-forza-56-cm-14-speed/6949476973.html) has a Bianchi branded Avocet Racing saddle.

I contacted another bike seller ......
08-05-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By SurferRosa

"Tre" is three, meaning only the main three tubes...

"Tre" is three, meaning only the main three tubes are that particular Columbus tubing. A better shot of the drive side of the whole bike could help.
08-04-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 940
Posted By SurferRosa

Sounds botched, like it's the wrong spindle for...

Sounds botched, like it's the wrong spindle for those cups or the tapers are ******.
08-04-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 940
Posted By SurferRosa

Was it working properly right before you...

Was it working properly right before you disassembled it? Pics?
08-04-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By SurferRosa

Yes, give them to TenGrainBread for a few hours. ...

Yes, give them to TenGrainBread for a few hours. :lol:


And I do agree about using an aerosol oil to clean. I often folllow with wet 1000 grit on the brake track.
08-04-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 145,178
Posted By SurferRosa

^ Looks like the rear brake cable routing can...

^ Looks like the rear brake cable routing can more easily go on the nds of the head tube.
08-04-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By SurferRosa

I've been buying this shimano brake kit for $8.50...

I've been buying this shimano brake kit for $8.50 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/4pc-Ultegra-Shimano-Road-Bike-Housing-SLR-Brake-Cable-Set-Gray-800-1400mm-NEW-/332006761590?txnId=1668873844014) and...
08-04-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By SurferRosa

My biggest decision on the recent Miyata 912...

My biggest decision on the recent Miyata 912 rebuild was whether to go with black leather pedal straps or brown to match the bar tape. I really struggled with this one... :D

Finally went with...
08-04-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,372
Posted By SurferRosa

Sold the Dawes today! ...

Sold the Dawes today!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48411962422_ef7ba6e521_b.jpg

Don't think it lasted a week on craigs. Guy was perfect for it -- tallish with long torso.

Now I'm...
08-03-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 934
Posted By SurferRosa

Yeah, the earliest train gets into pdx at 11am. ...

Yeah, the earliest train gets into pdx at 11am. The last train leaves pdx at 7:20pm.

amtrak cascades schedule (https://www.amtrakcascades.com/our-train-schedules)
08-03-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,167
Posted By SurferRosa

Good idea. Thread needed a soundtrack and a...

Good idea. Thread needed a soundtrack and a theme for the bike's owner.

https://youtu.be/foqgUCDOxqQ
.
08-03-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,251
Posted By SurferRosa

Look at TDF pics from the '70s and early '80s. ...

Look at TDF pics from the '70s and early '80s. :thumb:
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