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04-13-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By SJX426

You could close the calipers and remove the yoke...

You could close the calipers and remove the yoke cable. Of course the lever cable might make it difficult. Otherwise just run narrow tires, like 21mm!
04-11-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17,004
Views: 1,813,298
Posted By SJX426

My wife has been using the Nordictrak Bike for...

My wife has been using the Nordictrak Bike for the last 3-4 weeks. She suggested I go for a ride today. After telling her I was going to go on Lee Dr. she asked to go with. She did almost 7 miles,...
04-10-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 585
Posted By SJX426

It is hard to deny it is a Colnago. the Seat stay...

It is hard to deny it is a Colnago. the Seat stay caps are fluted with the Panto Colnago, not an easy thing to replicate. Wasn't fluted cap changed to flat in 83ish time frame? The SR RD is Pat 83 on...
04-08-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 578
Posted By SJX426

Oil port. The old guys had them.

Oil port. The old guys had them.
04-07-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 299
Posted By SJX426

Same experience with the 8V DT DA on the...

Same experience with the 8V DT DA on the Pinarello. Converted to Ergos.
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By SJX426

I think it depends on the brand. Bike Friday,...

I think it depends on the brand. Bike Friday, Brompton, Dehon, are likely candidates. Others are not.

I flipped a Bike Friday, $300 into it and $925 back. Both the BF and Bromy are not likely to...
04-07-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 72,346
Posted By SJX426

I have spent more time on BF than on rides. Ugh! ...

I have spent more time on BF than on rides. Ugh!
Yesterday it was warm enough and I felt motivated enough to go out for a ride. It is always a good choice and there is never a bad ride.
It was only...
04-07-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By SJX426

jetboy - Thanks for those references. I do...

jetboy - Thanks for those references. I do remember the back up the bike process but it takes too and there is one mechanic in my house! They were not around when I picked mine up, at least I didin't...
04-06-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By SJX426

jetboy - NICE! My Burley frame set weighs 13lb...

jetboy - NICE! My Burley frame set weighs 13lb alone!

I have the same rear drum brake, Arai. They were very popular BITD. If you ever want to remove it, you will need a special tool. I had one...
Replies: 33
Views: 755
Posted By SJX426

What is your source! I get the points you...

What is your source!

I get the points you made in the rest of the post from above and happen to agree. I haven't built that many or as often as I will be. Purchased a Hozan thread roller a couple...
04-06-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By SJX426

Prowler - I haven't done this on a hub but I did...

Prowler - I haven't done this on a hub but I did pull some bearing out of a Snap On impact wrench as part of a rebuild. The tool I used is...
Replies: 33
Views: 755
Posted By SJX426

The only time I cut spokes was a set of wheels...

The only time I cut spokes was a set of wheels with shot rims and tied spokes. Didn't see a way around it.

If you feel comfortable buying spokes at about $72 for a set of wheels, I don't see a...
Replies: 33
Views: 755
Posted By SJX426

Sciguy - My personal opinion is not to cut the...

Sciguy - My personal opinion is not to cut the hubs out. There are number of C&V members who still promote and use tubulars, myself included, and would prefer a complete wheel set. With spokes at...
04-05-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 24,030
Posted By SJX426

This bike has green! ...

This bike has green!
https://live.staticflickr.com/3894/14564271296_d844cbbf51_4k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/obZGrN)P1020156 (https://flic.kr/p/obZGrN) on Flickr

And orange/red...
04-04-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,574
Posted By SJX426

I need ot look up the data on this but I think it...

I need ot look up the data on this but I think it is from the mid to late 1800s. It was a family watch.
https://live.staticflickr.com/2876/11979811204_347ce107e2_4k.jpg...
04-02-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,990
Posted By SJX426

Stunning work! I have a Stronglight 93 cranks set...

Stunning work! I have a Stronglight 93 cranks set that was not anodized, like all of them. Mothers every once in a great while keeps it shinny. I spend more time trying to keep the chain clean than...
04-01-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 645
Posted By SJX426

Good clean up! Campagnolo did not make bicycle...

Good clean up!
Campagnolo did not make bicycle frames. Drop outs are the part the axels clamp onto, they are always brazed onto the frame when discussing C&V. AL frames can have a removable RD...
04-01-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By SJX426

1988 De Rosa Pro with 23 tubulars Maybe not at...

1988 De Rosa Pro with 23 tubulars Maybe not at full preasure
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51019452492_532163313f_5k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kJq2JC)P1040772 (https://flic.kr/p/2kJq2JC) on...
04-01-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By SJX426

No need for a drill press, an electric drill will...

No need for a drill press, an electric drill will work fine. Angle iron is relatively soft and not hardened. Just start on the flat side.
I built my own out of square tubing.
Second from the top....
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By SJX426

sergecycles - Contact the owner of "The Old Bike...

sergecycles - Contact the owner of "The Old Bike Shop" in Arlington, VA. He has a large collection with the focus on that time period. He also flips anything bicycle. You may also find him on FB,...
03-31-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By SJX426

Numenor - Thanks for the update. When measuring...

Numenor - Thanks for the update. When measuring holes, the dimension of interest is center to center. In this case just measure from the "bottom" of one hole to the "bottom" of the other. Hole...
03-31-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 364
Posted By SJX426

merziac - Had my chance and being unemployed at...

merziac - Had my chance and being unemployed at the time with multiple injuries from interference with a car resulting in $62K of medical, I passed.
I don't know Andy but have met him once or twice...
03-31-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 364
Posted By SJX426

xiaoman1 - They are not drop outs but fork ends....

xiaoman1 - They are not drop outs but fork ends. Track bikes do not use drop outs. A drop out is used when the wheel can be removed, then the chain. Fork ends required the chain be removed from the...
03-31-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,128
Posted By SJX426

When I commuted to work, I parked next to a guy...

When I commuted to work, I parked next to a guy with a Langster. He was tall and his post was short. Frozen in place. The post head had come loose and rotated so he had to make sure the saddle nose...
03-31-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By SJX426

bikemike73 -Are the spokes next to each other or...

bikemike73 -Are the spokes next to each other or spread out? DS or NDS? Haven't tried to bend aero rims back into shape but non aero rims are not that hard to straighten out unless severe taco....
03-31-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 864
Posted By SJX426

When you are in the B room, it is triple butted.

When you are in the B room, it is triple butted.
03-30-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By SJX426

I kept it in a box for a couple of months until a...

I kept it in a box for a couple of months until a set of wheels was acquired. Then it hung next to the red Langster for several months as it was periodically built. Then after the build it took...
03-30-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By SJX426

Lovely bike. Lovely price!

Lovely bike. Lovely price!
03-29-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By SJX426

Yea, I have to rebuild that wheel. It was a...

Yea, I have to rebuild that wheel. It was a frankenlacing with a mixture of spokes, straight, dB and lengths. Had a couple of broken spokes, so rebuilt with at least the short ones on the drive...
03-29-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By SJX426

2.3 on my 97 ...

2.3 on my 97
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03-29-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By SJX426

Show us your Valve Stems!

Because of this thread, Solving first world problems - Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1226936-solving-first-world-problems.html), and my desire to bring something different...
03-29-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 907
Posted By SJX426

... and pray you don't get a flat on the first...

... and pray you don't get a flat on the first time out!
03-28-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,660
Posted By SJX426

I get it. You are not alone. It comes and goes....

I get it. You are not alone. It comes and goes. Mostly going! Eyesight isn't improving, takes longer to heal, can't remember where I just laid the d...n tool down, can't remember specs, don't know...
03-28-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By SJX426

I have a set of hidden spring Pros on the 760....

I have a set of hidden spring Pros on the 760. Kool stop pads. They rival any of the dual pivot brakes I have, Campagnolo.

I was shocked!
03-27-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,088
Posted By SJX426

If you can read the SN the year and model can be...

If you can read the SN the year and model can be determined . X20 of some series.
03-26-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By SJX426

The wheels picked up for the De Rosa were matched...

The wheels picked up for the De Rosa were matched except two different Campagnolo skewers. I think the rear one was matched to the hub but a bit scratched up. My solution was to buy yet another...
03-24-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By SJX426

tiger1964 I have not had any movement on mine....

tiger1964 I have not had any movement on mine. Some have suggested hot glue, good enough without being iffy!
03-24-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By SJX426

The Italian way, as described by Doug, is what...

The Italian way, as described by Doug, is what makes the most sense to me. I guess it is my engineering background. I like to know the reference point and it should be reasonably stable! Hard to know...
03-24-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 782
Posted By SJX426

i am only comfortable finding speed! It is a long...

i am only comfortable finding speed! It is a long hard search!
03-24-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,501
Posted By SJX426

my submission. When I was commuting, I decided it...

my submission. When I was commuting, I decided it was time to be able to run in the rain. 26x2.3 tires under the largest Bike Planet fenders. They are not suppose to fit. required a good fender line...
03-23-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By SJX426

After much soul searching and deliberation, I...

After much soul searching and deliberation, I vote pic 1. The tan looks out of place like an anomaly in the color scheme. Now if you had white bar tape. maybe different opinion.
03-23-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By SJX426

No problem. I though the price was acceptable. ...

No problem. I though the price was acceptable.

With very little effort with Mothers, they look fantastic.
03-23-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By SJX426

Nice Vintage Condition Universal Mod. 61 Brake...

Nice Vintage Condition Universal Mod. 61 Brake Calipers | eBay (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nice-Vintage-Condition-Universal-Mod-61-Brake-Calipers/254908759529?hash=item3b59befde9:g:X1oAAOSwKtRf~l1Q)
03-22-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 480
Posted By SJX426

lajt - Quality housing is provided by Jagwire,...

lajt - Quality housing is provided by Jagwire, Shimano, and my favorite, Campagnolo.
03-18-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By SJX426

In the second picture, are those dimples or pin...

In the second picture, are those dimples or pin holes near the edge and opposite each other?
03-18-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 434
Posted By SJX426

I don't see it on the hub, 2nd video. The...

I don't see it on the hub, 2nd video. The tracking of the threads make it difficult The "unwinding" makes the space where the threads start look like it is off but if you look at the outside edge of...
03-18-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By SJX426

They will work without cleats. All "rat trap"...

They will work without cleats. All "rat trap" pedals do.

I have thought about getting the Vittoria shoes. I am concerned that since they are Italian, they may be too narrow. Cost is another...
03-18-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 904
Posted By SJX426

Harbor Freight has a nice one. keep the SO...

Harbor Freight has a nice one.
keep the SO happy and don't touch it.
The HF puts out a lot more heat.
03-18-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,929
Posted By SJX426

vinstark - My '97 measures 32.23 with paint. It...

vinstark - My '97 measures 32.23 with paint. It will likely fit a 31.8 clamp.
Here is mine in commuter form
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03-18-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By SJX426

Christmas came with a Wahoo Roam under the tree...

Christmas came with a Wahoo Roam under the tree for me. I ran into the same issue but a spacer from Amazon worked perfectly even though it was meant for a 26 bar, it fit on the 26.4 Cinelli....
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