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08-24-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By SHBR

This thread seems to be rather elitist. ...

This thread seems to be rather elitist.



Love those stereotypes. :rolleyes:
08-24-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By lorenzo_de_leon

Haha! Yeah, I heard somewhere that Chuck Norris...

Haha! Yeah, I heard somewhere that Chuck Norris only rides with steel levers... I mean, they're functional for sure, not the most comfortable though.
08-24-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By lorenzo_de_leon

Thanks! I agree, fenders are more than just a...

Thanks! I agree, fenders are more than just a utilitarian accessory in this case.
08-24-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By Drillium Dude

Although I don't know for sure, I think this...

Although I don't know for sure, I think this approach is correct. It allows for the saddle to be pushed back the furthest as the "flared" ends allow for the rails to begin bending inwards as they...
08-24-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By 3alarmer

...I always assumed this was a provision to allow...

...I always assumed this was a provision to allow for the rails flaring in the rear if you want to push the saddle all the way forward in the clamps. Otherwise, I'm not certain it matters. I could...
08-24-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By lorenzo_de_leon

No brake upgrade yet but despite my initial "bare...

No brake upgrade yet but despite my initial "bare bones" approach, I decided to slap the original fenders back on and throw my Wald basket on as well - I'm diggin' it as an errand-running city bike....
08-24-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By JaccoW

Thanks. :) I hope to start disassembly next...

Thanks. :)

I hope to start disassembly next week and to make some photos of the unique parts on this bike, one of which is the rear dropout.

This one is not mine but does give you an idea how...
08-24-19, 01:11 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,713
Posted By Drillium Dude

Got a couple pics today. Testing on the cobbles...

Got a couple pics today. Testing on the cobbles in Redmond:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/783x1024/48609324851_3de888998f_b_da214f72a3a26ed91848d4fbbe1e2a11a3b8cc56.jpg
...
08-23-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,869
Posted By qcpmsame

Kudos to both of you nomadmax, its nice to read...

Kudos to both of you nomadmax, its nice to read of two men not going off on ballistic postings and name calling about something. That's keeping everything straight in your seabag Chesty!

Semper...
08-23-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,165
Posted By BFisher

I think about the consumer market as a whole, and...

I think about the consumer market as a whole, and would agree that most people don't know or even consider things like bearing adjustment, or lubrication. From a manufacturing standpoint, too tight...
08-23-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,869
Posted By jeirvine

Great solution. And I'm jealous that Franklin...

Great solution. And I'm jealous that Franklin Fame is local to you. Without having to pay shipping, I'd be tempted to take on more restoration projects.
08-23-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,165
Posted By dddd

I guess that's where this "tradition" started,...

I guess that's where this "tradition" started, but how to figure out why it persists to this day?
The old truing stands with "cone" locators by now being pretty far off in the rear-view mirror...
...
08-23-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 577
Posted By Salamandrine

That's why lycra stretches. :) Anyway, the answer...

That's why lycra stretches. :) Anyway, the answer is chafing. Some of us can still ride back flat to the wind if we choose. You really don't want a zipper chafing on your junk.

FYI Kucharik will...
08-23-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,869
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Excellent! I love it when this happens,...

:thumb: Excellent! I love it when this happens, the best possible outcome, work it out, drill down, get it fixed and ride on.
08-23-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By mkeller234

What a great bicycle! It's hard to believe city...

What a great bicycle! It's hard to believe city bikes of this quality were being manufactured in the 90s. All I remember from my youth was mountain bikes....everywhere. Have you ridden it yet?
08-23-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,869
Posted By embankmentlb

That is awesome! I am also emotionally...

That is awesome!
I am also emotionally invested in your Guerciotti. It is great that this situation has worked out for the best.
Please keep us posted on the progress.
08-23-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,165
Posted By mkeller234

Maybe? I get that the bearing load is greater...

Maybe? I get that the bearing load is greater when they are in use under full weight... but there is not really much you can do about that, is there?

Here is what I do... see if this rings true...
08-23-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,869
Posted By nomadmax

UPDATE The seller and I conversed via email...

UPDATE

The seller and I conversed via email and he offered to refund the entire purchase price (not including shipping) and let me keep the bike. I told him that taking something for nothing is...
08-23-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By sdn40

Sandpaper is the last resort, and personally, I...

Sandpaper is the last resort, and personally, I wouldn't use it unless glued to a pencil eraser for spot work. The imperfections are below the level of the paint so sandpaper is gonna take off too...
08-23-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By JaccoW

1996 Koga-Miyata SilverAce Project

At the beginning of this year I was looking for a new project to build a C&V inspired commuter for myself.
I have a soft spot for drum brakes and IGH's so a 3-speed bike was a good basis to start...
08-22-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,124
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Well, it's been a solid week and a half. The TB14...

Well, it's been a solid week and a half. The TB14 rims arrived a week ago, while the spokes and nipples took their time on carrier turtles. My tires are still en route, but you can't mount tires to...
08-22-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,481
Posted By noobinsf

I bet the marketers would argue that they chose...

I bet the marketers would argue that they chose the name to showcase a beloved area or some other horsepuckey, when we all know it’s because the word so closely resembles you know what.
08-22-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,481
Posted By noobinsf

Thanks! It’s fun as a commuter - light, but a...

Thanks! It’s fun as a commuter - light, but a little noodly with the basket, since the fork is steep compared to the Motobecane. I am new to the intricacies of handling, and there is a marked...
08-22-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,481
Posted By noglider

I'm not super fond of Japanese bikes from before...

I'm not super fond of Japanese bikes from before 1975, but this one is very classy. I wonder why they misspelled campagna. Anyway, the built up bike looks fantastic. I wonder how it would ride with...
08-22-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,165
Posted By Salamandrine

FWIW, I noticed back way back when that Campy...

FWIW, I noticed back way back when that Campy hubs were never as glass smooth as new if they were rebuilt with aftermarket grade 25 bearings. As a result, I only used OEM campy bearings on my own...
08-22-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,165
Posted By iab

Hands down without comparison (in my experience),...

Hands down without comparison (in my experience), the smoothest hubs I have ever known are a NIB set of 1937 FB hubs. Still have them. Still quite surprised at their perfection.
08-22-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I have a Cinelli that I intend to put Windsor...

I have a Cinelli that I intend to put Windsor decals on...

Nothing about the bike above screams Windsor to me btw. I don't recall Windsors using 26.2, and the fork crowns are different. Regardless...
08-22-19, 12:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By hobbs1951

Roberts Cycles Open Day (Charles Roberts Memorial Day).

Last Sunday was the Roberts Cycles Open Day in sunny East Sussex, 40+ Roberts owners and enthusiasts in attendance, bbq, refreshments, live jazz trio and of course many fine bicycles and their...
08-21-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By merziac

Sold auctions on ebay will tell what the badge is...

Sold auctions on ebay will tell what the badge is worth, yes they can be worth a lot but I've seen overpriced ones not sell. The BB shell width is the big deal here, if it's not 74mm then the badge...
08-21-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,393
Posted By dcsteve

Congrats on getting that one! I'm glad someone...

Congrats on getting that one! I'm glad someone that will appreciate it picked it up. Just about had my in laws pick it up for me too ha. Post some pics of it, I'd love to see it
08-21-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,393
Posted By gryclyne

Count yourself lucky as heck to have come across...

Count yourself lucky as heck to have come across the one you did! I spent nearly ten years looking for the "Mystery Steve Bauer Bike", after reading quijibo187's 2010 post here about leaving off...
08-21-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By 3alarmer

...last I heard, he's alive and running the...

...last I heard, he's alive and running the mountain bike museum in Fairfax, CA. So you could probably e-mail him.
08-21-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,713
Posted By qcpmsame

markwesti, aren't those Gran Sport calipers with...

markwesti, aren't those Gran Sport calipers with Cobalto center nuts and gems? Nice looking items, great polishing job on them, and the lettering coloring is well done.

Bill
08-21-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,713
Posted By Drillium Dude

I don't know; I only know I wouldn't try it for...

I don't know; I only know I wouldn't try it for fear of breaking them. Whether the curves originated in the factory or elsewhere matters little to me; I'm just happy they're a bit different :)

DD
08-21-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,232
Posted By Metacortex

That is a big misconception among many Schwinn...

That is a big misconception among many Schwinn collectors, it was nothing like the auto industry. Back then Schwinn did not start building a given model year bike until well after the start of the...
08-21-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,389
Posted By ScottRyder

Thank you, I appreciate that! Scott

Thank you, I appreciate that!


Scott
08-21-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,869
Posted By nomadmax

verktyg Yes sir, the tubing is Columbus SL...

verktyg

Yes sir, the tubing is Columbus SL based on a couple of things I know about Guerciottis of this era. The BB shell on the Aelle tubed bikes have a couple of slots in the bottom as opposed...
08-21-19, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Drillium Dude

Now that's my idea of a top-tier Raleigh: Campy...

Now that's my idea of a top-tier Raleigh: Campy 1010b dropouts, chamfered stay ends, oversize seatstay caps, blue metallic paint and that lovely Bocama lug set. Nice catch, whatever the components -...
08-21-19, 12:37 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,713
Posted By Drillium Dude

I agree - cloth tape for the win. I held out with...

I agree - cloth tape for the win. I held out with cork tape on the gold Mexico (only because I didn't want to bother about it!) until just a few years ago, but the rest have been cloth for a long,...
08-20-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,713
Posted By Drillium Dude

Thank you! Lucky me I never got bit by the...

Thank you!

Lucky me I never got bit by the Cobalto bug - those replacements are costly. I had one kicking around years ago I passed to a buddy because he lost one, so I guess I've never had them...
08-20-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,389
Posted By Raleigh74

Excellent job with the photography! I picked up...

Excellent job with the photography! I picked up my copy a month or so ago.
08-20-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,869
Posted By qcpmsame

Agreed 100%, wise choice nomadmax Bill

Agreed 100%, wise choice nomadmax

Bill
08-20-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,869
Posted By ryansu

I think you will sleep well at night OP good...

I think you will sleep well at night OP good decision and thoughtful process to determine what the best course of action was, some old folks might call that wisdom :D
08-20-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,869
Posted By verktyg

Chain Stay Dents

nomadmax did you say that the frame is made of Columbus Aelle or regular Columbus (judging from the tubing sticker)?

Most of the Guerciotti frames that we sold back in the 70's were 56cm to 60cm...
08-20-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,869
Posted By t_e_r_r_y

yeah, that's why they looked like back pedal...

yeah, that's why they looked like back pedal chain suck to me. i probably wouldn't have even thought that a thing if i hadn't seen it happen once before in real time.
08-20-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,713
Posted By Drillium Dude

So, after a week straight riding anywhere from 20...

So, after a week straight riding anywhere from 20 to 50+ miles over a variety of terrain and road surfaces, the new bike has become the favorite bike. The bike's climbing stability stands out - I'm...
08-20-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,869
Posted By CliffordK

I agree that sending it back intact is likely the...

I agree that sending it back intact is likely the best course of action.

I'd hate to be a seller, and have someone strip half the bike, then send it back as a mess.

On the other hand, I...
08-20-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,869
Posted By scarlson

I think you've made the right decision. That...

I think you've made the right decision. That frame looked like something I would commute on - a once-great machine, now unfit for public consumption due to damage!!
08-20-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,869
Posted By nomadmax

Thank you all for the suggestions and help. I...

Thank you all for the suggestions and help. I just got back in from a bike ride where I mulled over my experience with the seller, the overall poor condition (not as described) and the undisclosed...
08-20-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 801
Posted By Phil_gretz

Three strikes for the shop owner. First, there...

Three strikes for the shop owner. First, there are plenty of 6-speed and 7-speed solutions that would have fit your OLD. Second, he didn't discuss options with you thoroughly, including what the...
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