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08-25-19, 06:00 AM
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Posted By rccardr

I'd find someone who knows how to use an airbrush.

I'd find someone who knows how to use an airbrush.
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Posted By rccardr

Nah, that's high. BG is closer ro reality. ...

Nah, that's high. BG is closer ro reality.

Dirty, unkempt, mismatched rims, saddle is a disaster. Can't even tell what components are on it. Anyone who takes a for sale pic against an old bed...
08-24-19, 08:01 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Pics?

Pics?
08-24-19, 05:44 PM
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Views: 622,187
Posted By rccardr

I used a mix of Testor's bright red and Testor's...

I used a mix of Testor's bright red and Testor's Metalflake Red,
08-24-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By rccardr

I own both, pretty much: an 88 SR500 and an 86...

I own both, pretty much: an 88 SR500 and an 86 Ironman.

The difference is...not much. Both are efficient at transferring rider effort to forward motion. Both look great. Both are totally reliable....
08-23-19, 07:22 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Yes. Yes, they are, and that's a very good price....

Yes. Yes, they are, and that's a very good price. And kudos to you for having a 1200. I love mine, but it's an 83.

On that '85: 28's will definitely fit. SOME 32's will fit. Larger than...
08-23-19, 07:19 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Yay!!!

Yay!!!
08-23-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 986
Posted By rccardr

Corrected the post. Hub is a 130, dropouts are...

Corrected the post.
Hub is a 130, dropouts are 126-ish. Wheel slides in with only slight encouragement.
No need for cold setting or to realign the dropout. Shifts perfectly and has many, many,...
08-22-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,611
Posted By rccardr

Wish I could join you again, but with Coppi the...

Wish I could join you again, but with Coppi the following weekend, just couldn't make it happen.
Looking forward to this in 2020!
08-22-19, 07:52 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Same Black Chili rubber compound, but...not as...

Same Black Chili rubber compound, but...not as fast a tire as a GP 4000SII. In my personal testing, they are just a skooch faster.

The Vittoria graphene skinwalls are just as fast as the GP, and...
08-22-19, 07:46 PM
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Posted By rccardr

I've always felt that 'glide' is important in...

I've always felt that 'glide' is important in bicycle wheels. I actually measure this on a known hill and measure how many MPH are increased between wheel sets without pedaling.

I also always use...
08-22-19, 07:37 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Call them, you'll have a faster result.

Call them, you'll have a faster result.
08-22-19, 12:55 PM
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Views: 986
Posted By rccardr

I haven't tried a 36 but don't see why it...

I haven't tried a 36 but don't see why it wouldn't work with that Deore RD.
08-22-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 986
Posted By rccardr

I'm not aware of any Cannondale ever coming from...

I'm not aware of any Cannondale ever coming from the factory with anything larger than a 53 big ring.
08-22-19, 07:51 AM
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Views: 986
Posted By rccardr

Not really. It's a standard Profile Design unit.

Not really. It's a standard Profile Design unit.
08-22-19, 07:41 AM
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Posted By rccardr

Velomine sells excellent wheelsets, lots of...

Velomine sells excellent wheelsets, lots of options. I have a set of Velomine wheels with over 5,000 trouble free miles on them.

VO's wheels are also well regarded; as are their rims.

Post what...
08-21-19, 07:50 PM
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Views: 986
Posted By rccardr

It's an 88. 130 OLD rear hub slides right in...

It's an 88.
130 OLD rear hub slides right in with a little thumb pressure.
08-21-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 986
Posted By rccardr

Yes that is my Cannondale. Only real change since...

Yes that is my Cannondale. Only real change since that picture is a Deore RD and 11-34 cassette. Travels all over the USA, has accompanied me on organized group rides and centuries in California,...
08-21-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 986
Posted By rccardr

25" ST's are not that hard to find. There's an...

25" ST's are not that hard to find. There's an '85 on eBay right now: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-Cannondale-ST-400-bicycle/173848463591?hash=item287a2d08e7:g:1K0AAOSw5cZcNBu6b
And another, later...
08-21-19, 06:13 AM
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Views: 282
Posted By rccardr

I don't think I've ever heard anyone say that...

I don't think I've ever heard anyone say that before.
Properly set up and adjusted (and that group is extremely tolerant of adjustments being someone off) it should be as good as anything out there....
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Views: 387
Posted By rccardr

Agreed. Nice bikes and nicely made, but that one...

Agreed. Nice bikes and nicely made, but that one is an odd size so make sure it fits you. Also has some unusual components on it - not bas, but a little eclectic. Value there is in the frame and DA...
08-20-19, 02:33 PM
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Views: 171,953
Posted By rccardr

If I recall correctly, they all had the same...

If I recall correctly, they all had the same purple/white paint scheme with the fancy dealie on the top tube, and they were all MAX tubing.
Variation was in the chrome, some had a fully chromed seat...
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Views: 265
Posted By rccardr

I don't think the 4000 series had any Dura Ace on...

I don't think the 4000 series had any Dura Ace on it.
Don't see any DA on this one, either.
08-19-19, 07:35 PM
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Views: 388
Posted By rccardr

The small end of that pin looks like it was...

The small end of that pin looks like it was peened. I'd suggest some mild grinding/Dremel work on that end before doing anything.
You may find once the peening is removed it just...falls out.
08-19-19, 12:46 PM
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Views: 171,953
Posted By rccardr

Could easily be the same frame. Mine was also a...

Could easily be the same frame. Mine was also a 56. The guy who bought it as a complete bike with DA 740x stripped it and sold the bare frame separately. Given that they only made 50 with the...
08-19-19, 12:11 PM
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Views: 654
Posted By rccardr

Well done, sirs!

Well done, sirs!
08-18-19, 07:31 PM
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Posted By rccardr

I had a Velocista just like that several years...

I had a Velocista just like that several years ago. Nice riding bike.

We called it 'The Slu**ty Sister' because of all the chrome and fancy work on it. In fact, would not be surprised if that was...
08-18-19, 07:22 PM
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Posted By rccardr

How about a five speed freehub rear hub? ...

How about a five speed freehub rear hub?
Shimano made a bunch of them & I have a nearly new one in my forsale box. Pretty sure it's 36 hole, would make a stout wheel.
Also have a bunch of UG cogs,...
08-18-19, 12:39 PM
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Posted By rccardr

We all know that not all bikes peoduce the same...

We all know that not all bikes peoduce the same speed from the same effort- for all of the reasons mentioned above.

I'd say that roughly a half dozen of the bikes in my collection are 'fast': The...
08-17-19, 08:25 PM
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Views: 266
Posted By rccardr

Likewise. I'm in Burke/Springfield VA.

Likewise. I'm in Burke/Springfield VA.
08-17-19, 08:22 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Try Wayne Bingham at Velo Classique in...

Try Wayne Bingham at Velo Classique in Purcelleville, VA. Last time I was out there he had a bunch of CLB stuff.
08-17-19, 12:02 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Wow. Those are spectacular!

Wow.
Those are spectacular!
08-16-19, 08:00 PM
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Posted By rccardr

I had one of the all white TIG welded ones pass...

I had one of the all white TIG welded ones pass through The Lab six or seven years ago. It was OK, but the finish on the 'real' lugged PDG's is much nicer.
08-16-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,524
Posted By rccardr

I had the same thought. Didn't we ride Shop...

I had the same thought.
Didn't we ride Shop Hill Road in the 2018 Dare?
08-16-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,524
Posted By rccardr

I do not. Do remember his slipping BB cable...

I do not.
Do remember his slipping BB cable stop, tho. And the inability of our entire group to successfully mount a clincher tire on those hookless rims.... :innocent:
08-16-19, 07:05 AM
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Views: 287
Posted By rccardr

And yes, Campagnolo Record (non aero) repro hoods...

And yes, Campagnolo Record (non aero) repro hoods should fit nicely. Pretty sure Rustines makes them in white.
08-15-19, 09:09 AM
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Views: 1,728
Posted By rccardr

Recently discussed the color Celeste with some...

Recently discussed the color Celeste with some vintage guys who mentioned a display that was given by someone at a Cirque a number of years ago.
The presenter showed at least 18 different shades...
08-15-19, 09:00 AM
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Views: 11,524
Posted By rccardr

Surprisingly manageable. I expected that to be...

Surprisingly manageable. I expected that to be the pointy end of any shifting issues, but it works perfectly.
Can shift from 28 to 50 and back again from literally any combination of...
08-14-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,524
Posted By rccardr

OK, am getting closer to optimal southern WI...

OK, am getting closer to optimal southern WI gearing:
Installed an SR crankset on the Faema Merckx with 50/28 rings.
Which required a different bottom bracket.
And the FD dropped to fit the...
08-14-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By rccardr

If you decide what you need is a nice clamp on...

If you decide what you need is a nice clamp on set of Shimano indexed downtube shifters for a Shimano 7 speed cassette/freewheel, shoot me a PM.
I have what you need, turnkey.
08-13-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,976
Posted By rccardr

Mmmmmmmmm.....that's a lot of luck.

Mmmmmmmmm.....that's a lot of luck.
08-13-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,976
Posted By rccardr

Hunh. Wonder why, over several decades & tens...

Hunh.
Wonder why, over several decades & tens of thousands of miles, none of this has ever happened to me. Ever.
08-12-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By rccardr

80's Shimano 600 or Dura Ace freewheels are the...

80's Shimano 600 or Dura Ace freewheels are the way to go. Superlative shifting action, expecially when the pulley wheels are replaced with Shimano 10 tooth or Bullseye units. Yeah, once you go...
08-12-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,208
Posted By rccardr

Yes, a sad state of affairs. 2019 VW SW models...

Yes, a sad state of affairs. 2019 VW SW models have the reduced horsepower 1.4 liter motor.
BMW will no longer sell the 3 series wagon in the US.
Subaru no longer sells the STI hatchback.
Buick...
08-12-19, 11:16 AM
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Views: 622,187
Posted By rccardr

Nice score. That's an '86.

Nice score. That's an '86.
08-11-19, 07:34 PM
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Views: 1,769
Posted By rccardr

I think you should be able to find a buyer at...

I think you should be able to find a buyer at your lowered price.
Perhaps not on this site, but...somewhere.
08-10-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,769
Posted By rccardr

To get that kind of price you'll need to go to...

To get that kind of price you'll need to go to eBay.

GLWS
08-09-19, 07:48 PM
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Views: 622,187
Posted By rccardr

Uh hunh.

Uh hunh.
08-09-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By rccardr

fify

fify
08-09-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By rccardr

That's a crazy price, with crazy shipping cost as...

That's a crazy price, with crazy shipping cost as well. Seller obviously not a bike person but an estate sale cruiser.

Unless we know who actually bought it, would not be surprised to see it...
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