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11-29-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By steve sumner

most of the rims are very common except the...

most of the rims are very common except the "record" which I read as Schreen
in which case it would be a rare bird (and too light to use)
11-20-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By steve sumner

I have to give a shout out to one my oldest...

I have to give a shout out to one my oldest friends in the bike business: Curtis Odom
look up Curtis Odom Style in facebook and you"ll see the best looking and
finest quality bicycle hub possibly...
10-27-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Posted By steve sumner

once you get that stem loose you'll need to lower...

once you get that stem loose you'll need to lower it as it could break if there's not enough
inside the steering tube. that saddle looks like one of the many clones of the Unicanitor
that came out...
10-27-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By steve sumner

the shop I used to work in sold Interclubs until...

the shop I used to work in sold Interclubs until about 1974. it was a very interesting bike.
Gitane referred to it as their entry racing bike. models below were touring/sport general purpose
bikes...
10-17-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By steve sumner

Gitane had 2 models below the GS De Luxe. they...

Gitane had 2 models below the GS De Luxe. they were the Gran Sport and the Royal Asport the Royal Asport was so bottom of the line that Gitane
wouldn,t put their name on it. Our distributer, Gitane...
10-16-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,338
Posted By steve sumner

I see the end of the strap going back through the...

I see the end of the strap going back through the buckle which doesn't allow you to tighten and loosen properly
10-16-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By steve sumner

it might be fun to file it and see how deep the...

it might be fun to file it and see how deep the crack goes but it's not worth reusing
mid to low level Campy parts from this era were made in the "eastern bloc" somewhere
not the same Campy that...
10-14-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 26,785
Posted By steve sumner

there is only ONE color suitable for a true...

there is only ONE color suitable for a true vintage Suoer Corsa and that is silver paint with chrome lugs.
the epitomie of classy! the only acceptable second color choice is rose (Cino's favorite)...
10-12-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,436
Posted By steve sumner

you should reverse the direction of your tire...

you should reverse the direction of your tire savers (i"ve seen this setup too many times to mention)
the rear is only causing unneeded friction but the front is throwing dirt/grit straight into...
10-10-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 779
Posted By steve sumner

bad idea to change the look of the Balilla...

bad idea to change the look of the Balilla levers. the Universal hoods do NOT look right without the blue hotstamp
why are you wanting to change everything when new looked best?
09-24-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 865
Posted By steve sumner

my first bike shop job was assembling Azukis for...

my first bike shop job was assembling Azukis for the Christmas "rush"
there were only 2 models the 420 and the 440. yours is a 440
08-30-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By steve sumner

in the unfortunate case of a crash you WANT to be...

in the unfortunate case of a crash you WANT to be strapped to your bike ( clips or clipless)
it minimizes the distance you slide (less rash on your thigh) legs free introduces the chance
of a...
08-30-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,102
Posted By steve sumner

BITD I think it was Tom Ritchey who said: a...

BITD I think it was Tom Ritchey who said: a really good road bike is supposed to react like a spring
you don't make springs out of aluminum" that springy, resiliant, alive feel only comes from steel...
08-30-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By steve sumner

my favorite is the English made Gripfast. the...

my favorite is the English made Gripfast. the "spoon" section is thinner and wider
than the Eldi. I just think it grabs more tire during the all important first "lift".
08-22-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By steve sumner

quadruple butting was a marketing term made up by...

quadruple butting was a marketing term made up by Ishiwata. it just means that the ends of the tubes
are stepped twice. usually resulting in being more heavy. but it sounded good in ads: 4 butts has...
08-17-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By steve sumner

the "bullet" seat stay caps were very common on...

the "bullet" seat stay caps were very common on low end Italian bikes of
the 60s and 70s. the head lugs scream Torpado but were used by others as well
08-10-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By steve sumner

remember a new chain on a worn freewheel makes...

remember a new chain on a worn freewheel makes the skipping/jumping problem worse
08-09-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By steve sumner

I like that bike! Gitane's were the best bikes we...

I like that bike! Gitane's were the best bikes we sold when the shop started in 1970
be careful about the stem/bar combo as the stock stem's bar size is only 25.0
08-05-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,055
Posted By steve sumner

our shop sold Gitanes from 1970 to 74. I sold a...

our shop sold Gitanes from 1970 to 74. I sold a fair amount of Interclubs.what was so interesting about them was
you didn't know what the tubing was was bike to bike. Gitane described the model as...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,192
Posted By steve sumner

to Gitane1953: there was a model below the Grand...

to Gitane1953: there was a model below the Grand Sport Deluxe just called the Grand Sport and there was a model
below that that was so basic and heavy that they wouldn't put Gitane stickers on it...
07-03-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,668
Posted By steve sumner

I would want to build this up all British. Cyclo...

I would want to build this up all British. Cyclo derailleurs, Chater-lea or BSA cranks and pedals
Harden hubs, GB brakes ,bars and stem and of course Brooks
,
06-21-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By steve sumner

if you mean the axle is too thick for the fork...

if you mean the axle is too thick for the fork tips then you need to slightly file
a fork tip made for a solid axle is is 8mm while a hollow axle is 9.5 so not much
material needs to be removed.
06-19-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By steve sumner

never needed a hammer? never worked with cottered...

never needed a hammer? never worked with cottered steel cranks eh?
06-19-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,294
Posted By steve sumner

stays to dropout treatment looks Italian but the...

stays to dropout treatment looks Italian but the fork crown is NOT Cinelli
looks more like Davis which would lead to Brit build. BB threads will tell
under BB cable routing means 78 or later
06-17-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By steve sumner

your Carre is perfect for a build I've long...

your Carre is perfect for a build I've long thought of which is NO Campy
but instead the best of the best in late 70s French parts,just my thoughts mind you
TA Tevano cranks, TA or Rodger Peel...
06-16-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By steve sumner

Weinmann's were OEM on many Moto's for decades so...

Weinmann's were OEM on many Moto's for decades so there's really no choice
Universal's are for Italian bikes
06-15-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,215
Posted By steve sumner

we're in the VINTAGE section. it makes me laugh...

we're in the VINTAGE section. it makes me laugh when people think something from the 80s is old!
as others have said your rims are VERY good. what the marketing people and the bike shops don't
tell...
06-15-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,722
Posted By steve sumner

971 was intoduced in 1971 (how clever) it has the...

971 was intoduced in 1971 (how clever) it has the same wall thicknesses as 531 or Columbus SL
becuz of various treatments many French builders thought it to be superior to 531
Singer, Herse,...
06-15-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,065
Posted By steve sumner

to noglider: at least by that era the Brits had...

to noglider: at least by that era the Brits had moved past the times when they had different bolts for different applications
ie: bicycle thread, automobile thread, airplane thread with no...
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By steve sumner

I see no reason to remove the water bottle. the...

I see no reason to remove the water bottle. the bike looks great! I love the color
so tired of seeing these in white (I know white and black were team colors)
but orange is unexpected making it...
06-14-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,065
Posted By steve sumner

our shop BITD was a Lambert and later Viscout...

our shop BITD was a Lambert and later Viscout dealer. I remember hand filing 1/2 inch washers to fit behind
the crank arms when the crank bolt bottomed out. no taper to the spindle (they didn't do...
06-13-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,224
Posted By steve sumner

I forgot at add that when I do the...

I forgot at add that when I do the cleaning/polishing of the stays/forks a nice finishing touch
is to add a decal/sticker at the paint/"chrome" juncture. usually some world champion
stripes or...
06-13-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,224
Posted By steve sumner

my restoration "trick" for rusted chrome socks on...

my restoration "trick" for rusted chrome socks on forks and stays is to sand away rust and peeling chrome
with emery cloth and continue sand the bare steel until it's smooth. then switch to chrome...
06-12-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 705
Posted By steve sumner

when I first started working in bike shops in the...

when I first started working in bike shops in the early 70s. all brands came in 4 sizes.
19-21-23-25inch. then Italian bikes took over and they came 48 through 64.for 9 sizes
modern bikes come in...
06-10-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By steve sumner

I don't like em. I don't use em. they let water...

I don't like em. I don't use em. they let water in and don't let it out
saw too many bikes come in my shop for repair with crank bolts
rusted in place.
06-10-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,214
Posted By steve sumner

if Rocket Sauce is going to add the smaller...

if Rocket Sauce is going to add the smaller builders I'm going to go with Toei
06-07-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By steve sumner

to my mind throwing tools in a box is...

to my mind throwing tools in a box is anti-organization. I also feel that pegboard
is limiting. my tool board is plywood and the tools hang on nails.
06-06-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 802
Posted By steve sumner

those John Bull flimsy steel calipers have to go...

those John Bull flimsy steel calipers have to go in the trash bin!
a set of Weinmann sidepulls with Kool Stop pads will stop well
and still be vintage and look as if they were OEM
05-31-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By steve sumner

for indexed shifting the cable housing needs to...

for indexed shifting the cable housing needs to be compressionless
it has little steel wires inside that run the length of the housing.
if the setup worked yesterday I suspect you bought generic...
05-31-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,120
Posted By steve sumner

the strength of a wheel is dependent on the...

the strength of a wheel is dependent on the builder. I was once a professional
wheel builder. I built 100 wheels a week. the wheels on my bike have seen over
100,000 miles and I don't expect to...
05-30-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By steve sumner

it's VERY Italian right down to the chainstay...

it's VERY Italian right down to the chainstay bridge so it cries out for
Campy parts or at least Ofmega and Universal.
05-28-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,611
Posted By steve sumner

I would avoid 3alarm's method for fork...

I would avoid 3alarm's method for fork straightening on this one as the blades are
bent differently from each other. clamp the steering column in a vise ( use wood
blocks with a V cut into them)...
05-27-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By steve sumner

take it to a framebuilder, they can get it sorted...

take it to a framebuilder, they can get it sorted
the problem with the Sunlite isn't the width but the diameter.
Italian is the largest of the threaded BBs
probably why someone said no room for...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By steve sumner

your Torpedo hub was made by Sachs. German made....

your Torpedo hub was made by Sachs. German made. works every bit as well as
Sturmey Archer. give it oil now and then and it will outlast all of us.
05-17-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,443
Posted By steve sumner

I found a tell-tale difference between the two...

I found a tell-tale difference between the two logos. The Carlton seatpost binder
and axle nut has a small cutout at the top leg and end of the C and the Campy
derailleur bolts do not. very similar...
05-13-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 742
Posted By steve sumner

2mm equates to 14 gauge in bike spokes

2mm equates to 14 gauge in bike spokes
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By steve sumner

if it's a Benotto 3000 it's as good as anything...

if it's a Benotto 3000 it's as good as anything ever made in Italy, some were even made
by DeRosa. if it's a lower numbered model it was made in Mexico with a huge drop in
value even though some of...
05-03-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By steve sumner

I don't think the GPM drops indicate 2nd tier. a...

I don't think the GPM drops indicate 2nd tier. a lot of Italian builders in the late 70s
stopped using Campy as the more affordable GPM or Columbus drops were exactly
the same. that is the classic...
04-29-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By steve sumner

still learning and happy to do so

still learning and happy to do so
04-26-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 438
Posted By steve sumner

Branko said "Allvit and Huret". Allvit is the...

Branko said "Allvit and Huret". Allvit is the model as in Huret Allvit.
Velo Mule your Astra was made by Motobecane. it's the model that's not
in the catalog and has no Moto decals. the give away...
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