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04-11-21, 05:27 PM
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Posted By merziac

:twitchy: :thumb:

:twitchy: :thumb:
04-11-21, 05:24 PM
04-11-21, 05:16 PM
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Posted By merziac

That Brooks is a pebble top so it alone is worth...

That Brooks is a pebble top so it alone is worth a Benny. ;)
04-11-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,936
Posted By merziac

I believe so, it and the rear bridge were...

I believe so, it and the rear bridge were originally designed for 650b. Dave "massaged" the front quite a bit to make it work with 32's and short reach brakes. ;)

Here's the "build thread".
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04-11-21, 02:27 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,936
Posted By merziac

Can we bother you for a nice driveside pic? ;)

Can we bother you for a nice driveside pic? ;)
04-11-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 379
Posted By merziac

We did, several years ago I got an SC for my kid,...

We did, several years ago I got an SC for my kid, full o-haul, same levers, one was bent, I tried to straighten it, snap!

I got a single just like you.

His was gold, well loved, turned out...
04-10-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,936
Posted By merziac

:eek: H**Y CRAP! That's freakin awesome....

:eek: H**Y CRAP!

That's freakin awesome. :thumb:
04-10-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 23,624
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Great looking greenies. I have a...

:thumb: Great looking greenies.

I have a Highlander that must be a bit older as it has a cast faux biplane crown and I bought it for the wheels but didn't use them as I got better set off another...
04-10-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 61,082
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Posted By merziac

Dave built all of these, they are the same as a...

Dave built all of these, they are the same as a Fuso with less flourish. This one has been listed before and for a long time, overpriced imo.;)

AND it has a big ding in the TT DS right in front of...
04-09-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By merziac

Dylansbob It's a VO Grand Cru stem and...

Dylansbob

It's a VO Grand Cru stem and they're pretty long like the Techno's. The tall HT was part of the fitting and I decided not to cut the steerer and go with the spacer(s) to have the maximum...
04-09-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By merziac

Too small is debatable, but even so I don't like...

Too small is debatable, but even so I don't like to bend over much, never raced and I don't ride very hard in general so I get a lot of:wtf:with my setups.

Turns out some are on the small side...
04-08-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By merziac

No, me. ;)

No, me. ;)
04-08-21, 08:56 PM
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Posted By merziac

ISO-WTB, Long reach, silver Tektro caliper...

ISO-WTB,

Long reach, silver Tektro caliper as close to this as possible with same style quick release.

...
04-08-21, 06:50 PM
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Posted By merziac

Glad I could help, love it when this happens....

Glad I could help, love it when this happens. :thumb:
04-07-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 869
Posted By merziac

Tx Roger, no real tx to me, I was just smart...

Tx Roger, no real tx to me, I was just smart enough to snap it up when the venerable pcb put it up for sale and then use it for the fitting to size up the new Strawberry. ;)
04-07-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By merziac

And chamfer the top. ;)

And chamfer the top. ;)
04-07-21, 04:41 PM
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Views: 3,468
Posted By merziac

The old paint was undoubtedly faded as well as...

The old paint was undoubtedly faded as well as bruised, beaten and as Mr. Fattic said the new version is not the same and so many factors can change the outcome by a little or more. ;)
04-07-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,704
Posted By merziac

Especially when they can also grind up a...

Especially when they can also grind up a perfectly good rim, new, used, vintage, old or otherwise. :twitchy:
04-07-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 385
Posted By merziac

The prudent course of course, a later all alloy...

The prudent course of course, a later all alloy one will be fine, as we all know many parts got changed out, upgraded, whatever, etc.

That being said, chrome frame, bars, stem in what appears to...
04-07-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 385
Posted By merziac

^^^Agreed, and good on the OP for moving it...

^^^Agreed, and good on the OP for moving it forward. :thumb:
04-07-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,461
Posted By merziac

Those folks could climb the Matterhorn on a...

Those folks could climb the Matterhorn on a tricycle, us mere mortals, I think not. ;)
04-07-21, 01:35 PM
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Views: 9,131,592
Posted By merziac

That bottle cage is likely worth the ask here. ;)

That bottle cage is likely worth the ask here. ;)
04-07-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By merziac

Parkrose still has a lot but they also...

Parkrose still has a lot but they also streamlined quite a bit when they remodeled, selection not what it used to be. :(
04-07-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 385
Posted By merziac

Tx for showing the SP, as you likely know, these...

Tx for showing the SP, as you likely know, these are :eek: by any measure.

I'm going to throw this out and maybe sorry but you "could" hone or ream the ST for that SP to fit, not that far off,...
04-07-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By merziac

Did you check with Winks hardware, maybe...

Did you check with Winks hardware, maybe Parkrose.

And there's always McMaster-Carr. ;)
04-07-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By merziac

No bike from them that I know of but well aware...

No bike from them that I know of but well aware of him, RIP Mel.

Paging rccardr
04-06-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 385
Posted By merziac

So not doubting but where does the 1958 dating...

So not doubting but where does the 1958 dating come from?

These more than many are notoriously hard to date.

You have assembled an impressive stock of parts that we see, amazing.

Can we have...
04-06-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 385
Posted By merziac

Not sure what rims but the chrome steel seat...

Not sure what rims but the chrome steel seat posts are the epitome of hens teeth, finding another one in the correct size would be a miracle of extraordinary magnitude, especially at a price remotely...
04-06-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,752
Posted By merziac

BG from 78 when he was in Eugene and hung out...

BG from 78 when he was in Eugene and hung out with Merz and DiNucci. ;)


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/bg_lugs_004_19f24043eae680f4fd2df4f9b3a5740c66067e3e.jpg...
04-06-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 869
Posted By merziac

Agree with above about seeing some BG in this,...

Agree with above about seeing some BG in this, took these pics planning to post before the reveal for consideration although the top of the seat stays and lug are no match.

Anyway, the binders are...
04-06-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 793
Posted By merziac

So did Mizutani sell bikes anywhere else in the...

So did Mizutani sell bikes anywhere else in the states? The first boat anchor Seraph came to me through a promotion with Coca-Cola, you could collect bottle caps and trade them for up to 1/2 of the...
04-05-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 793
Posted By merziac

Looks like they were always in a hurry with the...

Looks like they were always in a hurry with the cables, no time to take a step back and see how its going.

As far as I know, they were a PNW thing, distributed by Life Cycles and sold from a chain...
04-05-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By merziac

They were my go to, got so I didn't even have to...

They were my go to, got so I didn't even have to check prices, they knew I was a cheapskate, BikeTiresDirect and Universal were both close by. The last two managers told me they would beat them and...
04-05-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By merziac

Yep, it also facilitates being able to get right...

Yep, it also facilitates being able to get right next to the frame and really lean in to get the job done, anytime you have to really lean on something, it works better if you can focus the force in...
04-05-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By merziac

And that is a Spin Dr. from Performance, not a...

And that is a Spin Dr. from Performance, not a stellar stand but it was a very good deal. One of many, my Performance was more LBS than chain and with screamin good deals most any time I walked in...
04-05-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By merziac

Yessir, the big boy stands can turn this job into...

Yessir, the big boy stands can turn this job into a very sad affair. It's always seemed to me that allowing that could portend a poor outcome anyway. ;)
04-05-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By merziac

This stand supports the BB at the BB, perfect for...

This stand supports the BB at the BB, perfect for this and very little chance of collateral damage.

Same stand that I use, it has never failed or allowed any damage to any parts, tools, frames or...
04-05-21, 05:43 PM
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Views: 9,131,592
Posted By merziac

There's well over $300 in spares there. :twitchy:

There's well over $300 in spares there. :twitchy:
04-05-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By merziac

Damnit Jim, ef me. :twitchy:

Damnit Jim, ef me. :twitchy:
04-05-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 869
Posted By merziac

Where's the fun in that? :roflmao:

Where's the fun in that? :roflmao:
04-05-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 869
Posted By merziac

Roger M Any S/N or other on the BB, or? ;) ...

Roger M

Any S/N or other on the BB, or? ;)

Doe's the SP binder go all the way through or is open on the other side?

Nevermind :twitchy:
04-05-21, 01:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By merziac

Not really an update but I got a HB for it, needs...

Not really an update but I got a HB for it, needs work but should be ok and kinda cool the seller was a Paramount guy, albeit later than these. ;)

...
04-05-21, 01:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 793
Posted By merziac

My first exposure to them was on my first "good"...

My first exposure to them was on my first "good" bike that had them and the cables exited the tape at the brake levers.

I have always thought that this was the way to do it. ;)

...
04-04-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By merziac

I'll take the last one. ;) And also likely...

I'll take the last one. ;)

And also likely interested in the 25.4's
04-04-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 61,082
Views: 9,131,592
Posted By merziac

Nope, and those are all well below my lower limit.

Nope, and those are all well below my lower limit.
04-04-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By merziac

Those hoods and levers should be worth $30 alone,...

Those hoods and levers should be worth $30 alone, pretty hard to find the hoods if you want a set. ;)
04-04-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 61,082
Views: 9,131,592
Posted By merziac

That bike room looks very familiar to me. :foo:

That bike room looks very familiar to me. :foo:
04-04-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,006
Posted By merziac

We may be onto something. ;)

We may be onto something. ;)
04-04-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,006
Posted By merziac

randyjawa I was going to post earlier that...

randyjawa

I was going to post earlier that it is a ridiculous misnomer, gas pipe being black steel pipe and cast iron in the early days for natural gas, I get the parity but it is still a stretch...
04-04-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,006
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Wait for it...... ;)

:thumb:

Wait for it...... ;)
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