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07-11-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,548
Posted By repechage

Mr. 66- I think you have learned a lot and were...

Mr. 66- I think you have learned a lot and were very good at sharing.
Not my time, but I would start over. The majority of the expenses have been spent. You are close, but the frame deserves the pro...
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By repechage

Not that hard to modify, most likely mechanic...

Not that hard to modify, most likely mechanic bent.

About the value of a typical English thread set of hubs, single groove beyond freewheel threading is the secret decoder ring.
Lack of attention...
07-11-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 527
Posted By repechage

Yes- best advice

Yes- best advice
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By repechage

Cool find. I have a set. noisier than...

Cool find. I have a set.
noisier than Campagnolo
$40 will have numerous customers.
$60 will go, just not as fast
07-09-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 56,949
Views: 8,201,333
Posted By repechage

thousands invested, but not on the tires.

thousands invested, but not on the tires.
07-06-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 838
Posted By repechage

Don’t take apart the front hub until some...

Don’t take apart the front hub until some referencing is done. Do not want to lose the generator ability.
new brake blocks are in order- they are around.
evaluate the rims after some Kroil to the...
07-05-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,786
Posted By repechage

about what I found. I use Cygolites. To please my...

about what I found. I use Cygolites. To please my wife in the dead of Winter I run both, one
bright, other flashing and aimed higher. Endurable. I use planet bike taillights - at the time they...
07-05-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By repechage

When my son was tall enough I got him a 24”...

When my son was tall enough I got him a 24” wheeled Fuji ace. When he outgrew that set him on a Masi with a flat bar set up.
he is now on a Celmins ( small Santa Barbara builder )

I am quite...
07-04-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By repechage

If one wore bloomers or a skirt could be useful.

If one wore bloomers or a skirt could be useful.
07-04-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 520
Posted By repechage

You guys and gals do know it was not as neat and...

You guys and gals do know it was not as neat and tidy as it was taught in grade school.
...
07-03-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 538
Posted By repechage

Yes, I too think that the steerer may have an...

Yes, I too think that the steerer may have an issue.
One where to take everything off the fork, then turn the fork around as much as possible, protecting the top tube. Observing for a change in...
07-01-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,799
Posted By repechage

Right now, just before the July 4th holiday in...

Right now, just before the July 4th holiday in California, things are sensibly being walked back, even Orange County appears they will close the bars and beaches (this weekend).

Bummer on Cino...
07-01-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,310
Posted By repechage

Keyed off the Campagnolo... the hubs, the...

Keyed off the Campagnolo... the hubs, the derailleurs...
Things happen when one only does the minimum of referencing.
06-28-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By repechage

Campagnolo DID have patent applications for...

Campagnolo DID have patent applications for various mechanisms buried in handlebars, shift, hydraulic actuators.
So, Yes, they were thinking.
For a long time I thought Campagnolo had a...
06-27-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,268
Posted By repechage

I thought about a fixed geared bike where the non...

I thought about a fixed geared bike where the non drive side would have a disc rotor attached to the crank, caliper mounted above the chainstay.

the aesthetic of no caliper brakes with a real...
06-24-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 899
Posted By repechage

Hydrogen enbrittlement... does not show until it...

Hydrogen enbrittlement... does not show until it shows.

Why I am wary of replating.
06-23-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By repechage

too far in the pandemic period to drop by and...

too far in the pandemic period to drop by and chase and face for you.
Southern California
06-23-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By repechage

When the SGR pedal was acknowledged to be dead...

When the SGR pedal was acknowledged to be dead and Campagnolo still wanted to have Campy pedals in the peloton... even if they spoke French.

its ok, Shimano had to as well for a time
06-23-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 960
Posted By repechage

I agree best answer an italvega or torpado...

I agree best answer an italvega or torpado branded frame, updated at some point, repainted. If not reduced, Imron would go on pretty thick.
06-22-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By repechage

The imaged set is a reproduction set, plenty...

The imaged set is a reproduction set, plenty wrong with it. Very different from the bikes I have, but other details changed even over time for the "official" bikes.
Too bad Bob Hovey did not finish...
06-20-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 678
Posted By repechage

Yes, there were 26.0 "early" Cinelli bars. I...

Yes, there were 26.0 "early" Cinelli bars. I have had two, mine were without anodizing. The VAST majority of the "crest" bars are 26.4. But, test, don't guess.
Some claim the knurling for the...
06-20-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 678
Posted By repechage

Early Carlsbad GC's are hard to beat even...

Early Carlsbad GC's are hard to beat even modified, the terrific fork crown, the extra beef on the lower head lug downtube spigot... the extended seat lug.

I am biased, I have a bunch.

Smart to...
06-20-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,061
Posted By repechage

A "New" Saxsation. (insert TM, copyright) ...

A "New" Saxsation. (insert TM, copyright)

From the DuBois lug era.
Nice, a appealing respray too.

Smart choice of waterbottle cages
Replies: 17
Views: 573
Posted By repechage

personally Rewarding project not an investment

personally Rewarding project
not an investment
06-20-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 681
Posted By repechage

hold but add vagueness to shifting. i think...

hold but add vagueness to shifting.
i think there is concern where there should not be.
measure the rear triangle width to determine 5 or 6 speed spacing. The French often made 5 Speed 122-123...
06-13-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 704
Posted By repechage

Redeemable. The fork may have been pushed...

Redeemable.

The fork may have been pushed back. It needs to be evaluated in a VAR fork jig.

The rear dropouts may be Huret, which is interesting as the mechanism is Huret with a claw and really...
Replies: 40
Views: 1,337
Posted By repechage

When I had a legit claim with UPS what they...

When I had a legit claim with UPS what they basically stated was, box it up, we will pick it up and you will get your money back in 30 days.
They even had an agent come to my house to inspect the...
06-08-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By repechage

I never liked to build Rigida aluminum rims in...

I never liked to build Rigida aluminum rims in the 80's. Finally got the shop owner to stop ordering them.

Obviously, the reason to sell off the hubs is the atypical discoloration in the knurling...
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By repechage

Assuming it fits, It brings a smile to your face,...

Assuming it fits, It brings a smile to your face, not cheap, but not crazy expensive. Go forward, ride happy.
06-07-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By repechage

Small low volume niche builders just get no...

Small low volume niche builders just get no attention often.
Then, sometimes all of a sudden there is attention. The market is fickle.

I was moving around a few in the bike room today, two will...
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By repechage

Repainted, modified, not top tier components,...

Repainted, modified, not top tier components, shifters decade+ younger.
i would not open my wallet.
06-02-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 492
Posted By repechage

It's the Gremlins. Always up to no good.

It's the Gremlins. Always up to no good.
05-31-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,542
Posted By repechage

need images, I bet there is an offset to the...

need images, I bet there is an offset to the lacing.
Post an image and or CAREFULLY examine the wheel to another similar one.
05-28-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,316
Posted By repechage

Fork is quite redeemable, interesting as it has...

Fork is quite redeemable, interesting as it has round blades. Uncommon.

Retire the front derailleur.
05-25-20, 09:14 AM
05-21-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By repechage

Early outer plate. Early inner plate, later lower...

Early outer plate. Early inner plate, later lower knuckle with revised spring - which works better as the spring does not have to slide along the link. Earlier cage layout. Could be a Vincenzia “...
05-15-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 697
Posted By repechage

my vote is the front derailleur cage, a 105...

my vote is the front derailleur cage, a 105 series is thicker than the earlier Dura-Ace from the appearance shown in the images.
05-10-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,486
Posted By repechage

Near opening scene of Against All Odds- the 308...

Near opening scene of Against All Odds- the 308 vs 911 on Sunset Blvd in LA. So, LA.
Who did not cringe when the Ferrari went into the pool in Ferris Bueller's Day off? (product splashment of a...
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By repechage

I would be surprised if the front rim could be...

I would be surprised if the front rim could be steamed back into even display alignment- but maybe.

the tires are toast but might be display worthy somewhere.

there is a fork in the road- learn...
05-07-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,486
Posted By repechage

If there is a market, there will be new lugged...

If there is a market, there will be new lugged steel Colnagos. Often a firm sells out, and the buyers are compelled to prove they still know the roots.
05-05-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By repechage

Ouch. I wondered about Chicago a long time ago-...

Ouch.
I wondered about Chicago a long time ago- adjacent to a great lake, the river.... also wondered how the underground service railroad kept dry too- now unused but there are tours through some...
05-05-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By repechage

Right on the cusp of a huge disruption by Look. ...

Right on the cusp of a huge disruption by Look.
which at the time felt was a good concept with shoes that were not ready for them.

i made up 1” wide straps to replace the toe strap- anchored...
05-03-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,393
Posted By repechage

yep, the frame is not the tubing the fit,...

yep, the frame is not the tubing
the fit, geometry, tire capacity, aesthetics are where to look.
the oversized Reynolds will be probably welded, not lugged.
there are some frames that are just...
05-01-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 867
Posted By repechage

But for all the winning, and bragging...

But for all the winning, and bragging...
04-29-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By repechage

yes, mod era mechanics that did not know...

yes, mod era mechanics that did not know traditional bottom brackets and how to set cotters properly.
04-29-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By repechage

There should have been someone to sort the bikes...

There should have been someone to sort the bikes out before.
04-28-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,443
Posted By repechage

When I was in college, the only time I could...

When I was in college, the only time I could touch my toes is when I had been up all night doing design or art work. Was a known "thing" so it is possible to stretch it out, just does take effort!
04-26-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,984
Posted By repechage

the original lug lining was a bit of a trick, on...

the original lug lining was a bit of a trick, on the tubes away from the actual lug shoreline. Impressive.
04-26-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,984
Posted By repechage

Schwinn paint was good, but they used a red oxide...

Schwinn paint was good, but they used a red oxide primer as the first coat. On any color, intermediate color, silver for any of the "flamboyants" and an off white on the opaques.

The Reynolds...
04-26-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,381
Posted By repechage

I am impressed- an apartment with what appears...

I am impressed- an apartment with what appears to be an attached and private garage.

in Southern California apartments usually get a carport space, or space in a whole complex underground...
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