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Forum: Foo
04-07-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 64
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmgYCI3OWw4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmgYCI3OWw4
Forum: Foo
04-07-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 64
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...when I heard he had it, I figured he was...

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...when I heard he had it, I figured he was not gonna survive it. :( By far my favorite song writer of all time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_k9mslBS0A
Forum: Foo
04-07-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13,509
Views: 780,032
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he's certain the women who played Mary...

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...he's certain the women who played Mary Anne and Ginger on Gilligan's Island are still out there, waiting for the right guy to come along. #3some...
04-07-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 119
Posted By 3alarmer

...is this the Covid 19 good news thread ?

.Hong Kong's pandas mate for first time in decade in privacy of coronavirus lockdown...
04-07-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By 3alarmer

...I never replace a cup and cone original with a...

...I never replace a cup and cone original with a sealed unit unless there's something wrong with the cups or the spindle. I know there are people who do, but I can't understand why.
04-07-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By 3alarmer

...this is a 6 year old thread. It's unlikely he...

...this is a 6 year old thread. It's unlikely he will respond.
04-07-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 179
Posted By 3alarmer

...gee whiz, I'm 71. :) It's not like these...

...gee whiz, I'm 71. :) It's not like these sealed cartridge BB replacement units haven't been around for a while. You probably just have more of a life than me. :o

Anyway, here's what they look...
04-06-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...personally, I usually do the slightly...

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...personally, I usually do the slightly longer spindle thing, but it's also possible to shift the cartidge over a couple of mm by using a spacer or spacers on the drive side, that fits between...
04-06-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 179
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...are you absolutely dead set on an old...

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...are you absolutely dead set on an old school, cup and cone bottom bracket mechanism ? Because the whole issue becomes much simpler (virtually trivial) if you install a sealed unit in the BB...
Forum: Foo
04-06-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13,509
Views: 780,032
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he's been offered a position in the...

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...he's been offered a position in the current Trump administration...prone. As one of our foremost liars, it's a perfect fit.
04-06-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 977
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...also, in looking at his setup, he appears...

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...also, in looking at his setup, he appears to be much more flexible than am I. :(
04-06-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 977
Posted By 3alarmer

In celebration (not trying to derail your thread here)

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...I now feel safe in posting a photo of my own very similar, (but much less custom equipped,) bicycle. :)
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04-05-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 325
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if your wheels are planar true, and your...

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...if your wheels are planar true, and your frame is properly aligned, and your fork is properly aligned, and your headset is both properly pre-loaded and not indexed, a Serotta built bicycle...
04-04-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 685
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the answer depends on what you are using...

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...the answer depends on what you are using for chain lube on it.
04-02-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,153
Posted By 3alarmer

...if it helps you to feel better, we used to get...

...if it helps you to feel better, we used to get tweaker bikes that ended up donated to the co-op (minus a lot of the original parts.) That's where I scored a Raleigh Pro Mk IV ten or twelve years...
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...life is short. Don't bother to try.

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...life is short. Don't bother to try.
04-01-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By 3alarmer

. ^^^BTW, this one is a 24" frame.

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^^^BTW, this one is a 24" frame.
04-01-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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...I kind of went with some quick measurements and a sense of what seemed...
04-01-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By 3alarmer

Can I rethread a crankarm?...

Can I rethread a crankarm? (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/771566-can-i-rethread-crankarm.html)https://www.bikeforums.net/13293342-post15.html
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03-31-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,216
Posted By 3alarmer

...I'm more of a period parts guy on stuff like...

...I'm more of a period parts guy on stuff like those you list. But it sounds like you have some period parts in your misc boxes. Or you can rob them from other bikes in the collection.
If I have...
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By 3alarmer

. ....has anyone said, "Lighten up, Francis,"...

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....has anyone said, "Lighten up, Francis," yet ?
03-31-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,153
Posted By 3alarmer

...I was going to post a picture of mine, but...

...I was going to post a picture of mine, but then I was seized by irrational paranoia. :twitchy:
03-31-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By 3alarmer

...I think the main reason you see people...

...I think the main reason you see people suggesting you contact ebay is that this is the kind of thing that makes the hobby more difficult.
Certainly it's unlikely that whoever stickered that bike...
03-31-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...also, whoever applied those Peugeot...

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...also, whoever applied those Peugeot stickers was not very good at it. Note how low the downtube sticker is positioned as opposed to an original.
03-31-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...not certain what that bicycle started out...

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...not certain what that bicycle started out as, but here are a couple of Super Competition's for comparison reference.
You can note the many differences.........do you have any recourse through...
03-30-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,153
Posted By 3alarmer

...fortunately, mine is a larger size frame....

...fortunately, mine is a larger size frame. :innocent:
03-30-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,153
Posted By 3alarmer

...I just bought a very similar Cinelli a couple...

...I just bought a very similar Cinelli a couple of years ago here. Same pearl white in color and almost identical frame. I didn't need another bike, but after it sat on the local CL for almost a...
03-30-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,153
Posted By 3alarmer

...in before the move to P+R.

...in before the move to P+R.
03-30-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 542
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have narrowed the rails on a saddle once...

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...I have narrowed the rails on a saddle once by carefully squeezing the (steel) rails in the jaws of a vise. But it was constructed differently than the saddle you show as a replacement. If you...
03-30-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,153
Posted By 3alarmer

...yeah. I don't understand the choice in this...

...yeah. I don't understand the choice in this case either. Makes no sense from a resale standpoint.
03-29-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 447
Posted By 3alarmer

...here is one I just finished up, as a pandemic...

...here is one I just finished up, as a pandemic project.

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A couple of...
03-29-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,503
Posted By 3alarmer

...nothing frightens me. Everything stops...

...nothing frightens me. Everything stops eventually. :D Sometimes you just need more foresight.
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I would not personally scrap that bicycle....

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...I would not personally scrap that bicycle. With some attention to its idiosyncracies and a lot of work, it would make a good restoration project for someone who has an enthusiasm for old 70's...
03-26-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By 3alarmer

...back when they were not solid state ignitions,...

...back when they were not solid state ignitions, I used to use a three armed puller about that size and configuration to pull the flywheel off my lawnmower engines to access the stuff you needed to...
03-23-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By 3alarmer

...yes. Those slots (even though they're very...

...yes. Those slots (even though they're very narrow and it requires some fiddling to get thicker straps through them) are what keep the straps from sliding around in use.
You want the buckles to...
Replies: 56
Views: 1,662
Posted By 3alarmer

...and in addition, you would be rescuing it from...

...and in addition, you would be rescuing it from spending its life being ridden by a person who was too short to ride it. :)
03-22-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...not sure if you know of this or not,...

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...not sure if you know of this or not, but worth mentioning is the treasure trove of documents and instructions for the various deraileurs mentioned. In this case, this one might help...
03-21-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,144
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if someone is asking $280 for what I see...

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...if someone is asking $280 for what I see in the pictures, I wouldn't bother. When stuff is obviously overpriced on CL, the guy who has overpriced it is usually not all that much fun to deal...
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By 3alarmer

...here's one of mine that is more or less stock...

...here's one of mine that is more or less stock as it was originally sold. That one looks like a frame that had been stripped of components and rebuilt from someone's parts box.
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Replies: 21
Views: 964
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I pulled up the 1972 Bottecchia catalog...

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...I pulled up the 1972 Bottecchia catalog here (https://www.campybike.com/pdf/1972Bottecchia.pdf), and this appears to be the Gran Tourismo" model they show there. FWIW, I have no idea on value....
Replies: 56
Views: 1,662
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...yeah. $350 is way too much money to spend...

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...yeah. $350 is way too much money to spend on a donor bike. Look for something that has dry rotted tyres and needs a new chain and a lot of work. You're going to take it apart anyway, to do...
Replies: 56
Views: 1,662
Posted By 3alarmer

...another alternative to the co-op parts route...

...another alternative to the co-op parts route is to buy the frame you want (cheaply), and then buy a complete donor bike (in the wrong size, also cheaply). Then you swap over all the parts, wheels,...
03-16-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,220
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have a California built Masi that some...

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...I have a California built Masi that some previous owner wanted to fit with bar end shifters. I guess this was before those little fittings that pop on over the braze ons were available, and all...
03-15-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Replies: 33
Views: 1,939
Posted By 3alarmer

...it's a very nice Cinelli stem, and has some...

...it's a very nice Cinelli stem, and has some value in and of itself.
In a declining price marketplace for older, vintage road bikes, you might want to reconsider buying them at thrifts stores with...
Replies: 33
Views: 1,939
Posted By 3alarmer

...I actually own one of those, but I didn't...

...I actually own one of those, but I didn't remember the fork crown was that Italian sloped style. :o
Replies: 33
Views: 1,939
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I'm not a Schwinn expert in any way,...

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...I'm not a Schwinn expert in any way, shape, or form. But I've never seen a Schwinn production bicycle with a sloping fork crown like that.
For a long time those were typical of Italian...
Replies: 56
Views: 1,662
Posted By 3alarmer

...in general, gearing up a three speed bike is...

...in general, gearing up a three speed bike is accomplished by changing ouit the rear cog, which is pretty simple to do, and they are cheap to buy in various tooth sizes. (They are held on by a...
03-12-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,049
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...they work better than no brakes at all,...

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...they work better than no brakes at all, but not much better. Given a choice between rod brakes and cable actuated caliper brakes, it's a no brainer.
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