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07-09-20, 04:16 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

70s Paramount with SA three-speed? ...

70s Paramount with SA three-speed?

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/chicago-1970s-schwinn-paramount-p15/7155480040.html

https://images.craigslist.org/01515_hzZcsXPrjH_0CI0pO_600x450.jpg
07-08-20, 06:04 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

64cm? To the top of the seat perhaps. Also,...

64cm? To the top of the seat perhaps. Also, classic "artistic" pix.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174342752933

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/yz0AAOSwmGde878P/s-l400.jpg
07-07-20, 05:49 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Bringing it back on topic, I was referring to...

Bringing it back on topic, I was referring to using the lever to scrape tubular glue. ;)
07-07-20, 05:34 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

I use a plastic Park the lever. Also, if it's not...

I use a plastic Park the lever. Also, if it's not too thick, I will just add another this coat.
07-05-20, 03:32 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Not sure where the Elite falls in the Centurion...

Not sure where the Elite falls in the Centurion lineup. This one might be a bit steep on the price, but the seller says it's NOS. (Clearly the Coda saddle isn't original.)
...
07-05-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,366
Posted By smontanaro

Et voila! The spacing between the 15T and 17T...

Et voila! The spacing between the 15T and 17T cogs is a bit wide, placing the overall cog width (inside of large cog to outside of small cog) at about 27.3mm. I believe that's supposed to be more...
07-05-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,366
Posted By smontanaro

I cracked open the two six-speed New Winner...

I cracked open the two six-speed New Winner freewheels today. Catching people up, one was a wide-spaced 13-24, the other an Ultra-spaced 13-21. I wanted an Ultra-spaced 13-24. As I understand from...
07-03-20, 05:06 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

The position of those qr levers make me suspect...

The position of those qr levers make me suspect the seller treats them like wing nuts, not cams.
07-03-20, 04:51 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Here ya go... ...

Here ya go...

https://facebook.com/marketplace/item/208473460363715/
07-03-20, 10:38 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

A gloved hand has always worked well for me.

A gloved hand has always worked well for me.
07-02-20, 02:43 PM
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Views: 1,366
Posted By smontanaro

Mind if I add your scans to this Flickr album? I...

Mind if I add your scans to this Flickr album? I have Sutherland's 4ed just to my left as I type this. :) Will check it out.

Freewheel Spacing/Cog Info (https://flic.kr/s/aHskMvC3ru)



I...
07-02-20, 09:34 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

24.5-inch 1972 Raleigh International on Chicago...

24.5-inch 1972 Raleigh International on Chicago CL:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/bik/d/hinsdale-1972-raleigh-international/7152184013.html
...
07-02-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,379
Posted By smontanaro

Just because bones aren't getting longer doesn't...

Just because bones aren't getting longer doesn't mean the composition of the specimen (human, cow, dog, etc) isn't changing. I'm 66 and I can tell you for sure that my skin ain't what it was when I...
07-01-20, 05:26 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

New shoes from magliamo.be...

New shoes from magliamo.be (https://www.magliamo.be/), or as my wife occasionally refers to them, "ballet slippers."

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50066271003_4afe4f3550_c.jpg...
07-01-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By smontanaro

My Griffon has SunTour Superbe brakes with...

My Griffon has SunTour Superbe brakes with Kool-Stop reproduction pads. They are applied against Ambrosio Montreal Durex anodized rims. The combination has always squealed. Yesterday I decided to see...
07-01-20, 03:26 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

speed king that's cool. What's the base bike?

speed king that's cool. What's the base bike?
07-01-20, 02:59 PM
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Views: 1,366
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks steelbikeguy . Sounds like I'm just going...

Thanks steelbikeguy . Sounds like I'm just going to have to break down and disassemble both freewheels.
07-01-20, 11:02 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Sheldon Fender Nuts...

Sheldon Fender Nuts (https://problemsolversbike.com/products/accessory-mounts/sheldon_fender_nuts_-_10108) should do the trick.

https://productimages.qbp.com/6SPsvm45/prodl/BO1505.jpg
07-01-20, 10:17 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Reviving an old thread, I have a New Winner...

Reviving an old thread, I have a New Winner Ultra-6 freewheel (13-14-15-17-19-21) and a normally spaced α freewheel (13-15-17-19-21-24). Can I use cogs from the α to make a slightly wider range New...
06-30-20, 07:47 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

60cm Schwinn Voyageur SP on Chicago CL: ...

60cm Schwinn Voyageur SP on Chicago CL:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/d/elk-grove-village-1984-schwinn-voyageur/7151254671.html
...
06-30-20, 12:24 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

To wit, here's a nice looking 53cm Guerciotti: ...

To wit, here's a nice looking 53cm Guerciotti:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/d/niles-vintage-guerciotti-53cmmint/7150803044.html

It's a bit too expensive and has enough parts I'm not...
06-30-20, 12:13 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

You are. Don't worry about it. Personally, I...

You are. Don't worry about it. Personally, I appreciate you outing stuff on Facebook. I've had a love/hate relationship with FB and have generally only used it to see what my extended family is up...
06-29-20, 08:46 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Been a bad spring for my water bottle stash...

Been a bad spring for my water bottle stash (dropped, cracked, left behind, etc), so I ordered a couple basic Specialized bottles from eBay, one red, one blue.
...
06-29-20, 01:25 PM
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Views: 299
Posted By smontanaro

:thumb: nlerner .

:thumb: nlerner .
Forum: Framebuilders
06-29-20, 10:26 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Computing seatpost size with a butt checker

(warning - not a framebuilder...)

The Homemade Tools (https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/1205832-homemade-tools.html) thread (specifically, the posts about butt checkers) got me thinking......
06-29-20, 09:48 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

On its way to verktyg ...

On its way to verktyg ...
06-29-20, 09:37 AM
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Views: 299
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks nlerner . Mine is about 19 inches...

Thanks nlerner . Mine is about 19 inches uncompressed. I'd be happy to buy a couple from you so I don't have to move the pump between bikes as often and so I have a backup, just in case I wreck one...
06-28-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By smontanaro

Using a frame fit pump with a pump clip

My trusty old Zefal HP finally bit the dust today. I've had it since the early 80s, so I can't complain about it failing at this point. Looking on eBay I only see frame fit variants of the HPx. It...
06-27-20, 01:39 PM
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Views: 3,107
Posted By smontanaro

Everything I've bought or sold recently has...

Everything I've bought or sold recently has slowed way down. I generally drop packages in the lobby at Evanston's main post office. I'd say it takes at least 36 hours before tracking shows it as...
06-27-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By smontanaro

Several months ago I outed (over on Classic...

Several months ago I outed (over on Classic Rendezvous) some NOS Setas I encountered on Seattle CL. I think the guy was asking $250 each and had two or three to sell. I don't think it was more than...
06-26-20, 11:19 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

I've mentioned this Turin-branded Eisentraut...

I've mentioned this Turin-branded Eisentraut Limited (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmLAJgT5) bike elsewhere on the forum before (s/n 75T005, currently built up using parts from the bin), but finally took it...
06-26-20, 11:06 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Maybe because there is one but I'm blind? ...

Maybe because there is one but I'm blind?

Randy Smolenski main (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/USA/Smolenski_R.htm)

I will see about getting more examples of Randy's work. I believe the one...
06-26-20, 10:53 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

That's a Randy Smolenski feature. I've seen a few...

That's a Randy Smolenski feature. I've seen a few of them. They are almost all setup that way.

Randy Smolenski was a small custom builder in Grands Rapids. He helped a lot of young racers in the...
06-26-20, 10:00 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

:bump: before eBay...

:bump: before eBay...
06-26-20, 09:52 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Definitely worth someone's time, a 56m Randy...

Definitely worth someone's time, a 56m Randy Smolenski:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/d/barrington-smolenski-road-bike-56-cm/7148668291.html
...
06-24-20, 05:03 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Six-speed freewheel is spoken for.

Six-speed freewheel is spoken for.
06-24-20, 03:46 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Boa System Shoes with toe clips?

I rode with cb400bill Saturday. He was using SPD pedals with some Boa System (https://www.boafit.com/en-us/cycling) shoes. His had two adjusters, but it got me to thinking that perhaps a single knob...
06-24-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By smontanaro

Sachs 6sp & 8sp freewheels

I got a couple freewheels I don't need attached to a couple tubular wheelsets. Both came from a friend who used to race them but no longer uses tubulars except for cyclocross. Both appear to be in...
06-24-20, 03:01 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

56cm Miyata 912 on Chicago CL: ...

56cm Miyata 912 on Chicago CL:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/chicago-miyata-912/7147132951.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00808_gS5hBbPJim8_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg
06-23-20, 05:35 PM
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Views: 245,001
Posted By smontanaro

Someone was asking recently...

Someone was asking recently (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1204807-should-i-skin-pivo-motobecane-randonneur-cockpit.html#post21536164) whether to strip a Motobecane cockpit with the full...
06-23-20, 12:01 PM
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Views: 555,485
Posted By smontanaro

Nope. We were visiting our son in Portland from...

Nope. We were visiting our son in Portland from mid-March to early May, and we're just up in the South Haven area at my wife's family vacation place.
06-23-20, 09:51 AM
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Views: 555,485
Posted By smontanaro

This has been a bad spring for me and water...

This has been a bad spring for me and water bottles. Left one in Portland, dropped another when I missed the cage and cracked the lid, tore the valve on another and left (yet another!) in Michigan...
06-22-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By smontanaro

Very nice. What kind of training beforehand got...

Very nice. What kind of training beforehand got you ready for 205 miles and 14k feet of climbing?
06-22-20, 04:12 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

One CL ad, many bikes of potential interest. ...

One CL ad, many bikes of potential interest.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/d/denver-vintage-road-and-commuter-bikes/7146379597.html

Elgin is a bit far for me to go, but it is in the...
06-22-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By smontanaro

Except for the fact that a NR rear derailleur...

Except for the fact that a NR rear derailleur isn't really going to handle the eventually wider range very well. I envision this bike as a replacement for my Volare and Super Sport. The NR derailleur...
06-22-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By smontanaro

Thinking about my Eisentraut build...

I've got a 1975 Turin-branded Eisentraut Limited frame from jeirvine onto which I hung a mish-mash of parts for an initial build just to take it out for a spin:
...
06-21-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,746
Posted By smontanaro

Who actually makes the Mendrisio Corsa shoes? I...

Who actually makes the Mendrisio Corsa shoes? I see them for sale on several websites (here (https://proou.com/boutique/retro-cycling-shoes/mendrisio-corsa/) and here...
06-19-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By smontanaro

Atom 77 Compact Freewheel - French Threaded

I got this in a fairly substantial group of freewheels and initially hung onto it thinking it might come in handy to squeeze an extra gear out of a 120-spaced frame. I completely failed to check the...
06-19-20, 05:13 AM
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Views: 555,485
Posted By smontanaro

If I had to guess, I'd guess they are going on...

If I had to guess, I'd guess they are going on his Strawberry. ;) Nice score, Drillium Dude .
06-18-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 501
Posted By smontanaro

How do you "advertise" this forum?

I tend to mention BF C&V to people I encounter who are (or might be) into the bikes we like. Something occurred to me recently though. When I have small stuff to sell, I often hawk those items here...
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