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10-21-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 488
Posted By top506

The Sachs/Maillard freewheel works MUCH better...

The Sachs/Maillard freewheel works MUCH better than the Alpha on my Accushift '90 C'dale Black Lightning. I believe the chain is the original SunTour item. Works great.
On my GPX '89 Ironman, I ran...
10-18-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,622
Posted By top506

I have this in process. Early '80's, proto...

I have this in process. Early '80's, proto Performance?



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10-13-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By top506

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Went to a new home last summer.

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10-10-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 40,214
Posted By top506

It's on the bike. I do not fear death; "it is a...

It's on the bike. I do not fear death; "it is a good day to die". Old Lakota Sioux and Klingon proverb.

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10-08-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By top506

I just spit my teeth out...... Who knew high...

I just spit my teeth out......
Who knew high school French would ever be useful?

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10-08-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By top506

Classic aluminum? yes it is. Shimano 600 is...

Classic aluminum? yes it is.
Shimano 600 is good stuff, but mine pouted until I sourced Mavic.....

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10-07-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 390
Posted By top506

Smugly content is something I do quite well, but...

Smugly content is something I do quite well, but I have had my ass handed to me on occasion.

UPDATE: I've mounted an old Cateye Velo 5 and a pair of 600 tricolor pedals until the proper PD-550s...
10-06-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 390
Posted By top506

American aluminum keeps following me home-Schwinn 594

First it was the C'dale Black Lighting in August. Then the early '80's Klein in September. And now this turned up on the local scene:

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09-20-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 513
Posted By top506

On long climbs: "God damn them all! I was...

On long climbs:

"God damn them all!
I was told we'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers"
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09-19-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By top506

I once got a campsite at Nickerson, on Flax pond...

I once got a campsite at Nickerson, on Flax pond no less, the same way.

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09-16-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By top506

I run the 27x1 1/8th" Pasalas on 4 different...

I run the 27x1 1/8th" Pasalas on 4 different bikes in the fleet. Love 'em.

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09-14-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,336
Posted By top506

PM sent. Top

PM sent.

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09-01-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,010
Posted By top506

You'll love it. Don't get hung up finding the...

You'll love it.
Don't get hung up finding the exact Simplex FD/RD. Anything above Prestige level will do just fine:

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08-21-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,704
Posted By top506

Two, both Campy NR: The RD and that horrid,...

Two, both Campy NR: The RD and that horrid, horrid two bolt seat post.

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08-11-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,488
Posted By top506

You're killing me......... ...

You're killing me.........


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It took me years to collect all the...
08-06-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,410
Posted By top506

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Nishiki Cresta, anyone?

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08-02-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,319
Views: 749,913
Posted By top506

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This Cresta is out in the barn awaiting a new owner. Serial # WE 14066....
07-31-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By top506

My experience concurs that they are easier on the...

My experience concurs that they are easier on the knees.

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07-29-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,891
Posted By top506

"they're more like guidelines......" ...

"they're more like guidelines......"

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07-02-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By top506

+1. In the early years of this century, I...

+1.
In the early years of this century, I invented gravel bikes...I just didn't know it ;).
Up here in farm and forest Maine, it's farm roads, skidder roads, cow trails, ect. I was teaching my kids...
06-11-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,336
Posted By top506

I have been Ironman-less since my '88 and '89...

I have been Ironman-less since my '88 and '89 Experts went South to fine new homes in October. I DID have this nasty '87 MV out in the barn at the far end of the project queue:

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06-09-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,559
Posted By top506

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05-30-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,188
Posted By top506

With a '93 R600 and a '97 SR500 in the barn,...

With a '93 R600 and a '97 SR500 in the barn, along with a 979, I'm not qualified to give an either/or answer.

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05-09-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,224
Posted By top506

Taiwanese is not the same as (Communist Red)...

Taiwanese is not the same as (Communist Red) Chinese. Just an old Cold Warrior say'n.....

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05-01-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,330
Posted By top506

Not a damn thing different. Top

Not a damn thing different.

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04-20-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,578
Posted By top506

That is what I was shooting for ???...

That is what I was shooting for




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The brake bridge is unmarked.


juvela is of the opinion this is a Chiorda contract build.
04-19-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,578
Posted By top506

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Morning light and a build to finish!
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04-19-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,578
Posted By top506

My completely nothing special Italian bike boom gaspipe nostaglia build.

It may not be Mad Honk's fault, but it started there......

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I looked at the pictures and was...
03-13-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,617
Posted By top506

Freebies the LBS was throwing out: ...

Freebies the LBS was throwing out:


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03-05-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,533
Posted By top506

Not a slick, but Panaracer Pasalas can be had in...

Not a slick, but Panaracer Pasalas can be had in 1", 1 1/8" and 1 1/4". I've run all three happily.

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03-05-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,102
Posted By top506

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Easy enough. This Sugino triple even used the same BB as...
03-01-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,063
Posted By top506

Cape Cod Rail Trail season opener MK 9 Mod 0

As has become traditional on St. Davids Day, along with wearing a leek in you cap, drinking beer, and singing a chorus of 'Men of Harlach' I invite one and all to the unofficial New England season...
02-09-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By top506

IIRC, RX100 was 7s DT shifters. RSX was a year or...

IIRC, RX100 was 7s DT shifters. RSX was a year or two later, 7 or 8s, brifters.

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02-02-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,410
Posted By top506

Another Nashbar: ...

Another Nashbar:


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01-29-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,771
Posted By top506

I'm from New York. We don't talk about 'this...

I'm from New York. We don't talk about 'this thing of ours'.......

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01-29-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 896
Posted By top506

I've seen examples of both-coin toss. Given the...

I've seen examples of both-coin toss.
Given the difference in sizes, go with the best fit.

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Forum: Northeast
01-29-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,859
Posted By top506

We do a C&V ride on the CCRT every Patriot's day...

We do a C&V ride on the CCRT every Patriot's day and Columbus Day weekend. While C&V themed, all are welcome.
Often down there other times. Drop me a line if you're on the Cape.

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01-20-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,220
Posted By top506

The bend to the stop is rather abrupt. Just...

The bend to the stop is rather abrupt. Just say'n....

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12-31-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By top506

May the coming one be better than the last one! ...

May the coming one be better than the last one!

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12-31-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By top506

Mine is a Record badged as a Guerciotti. Various...

Mine is a Record badged as a Guerciotti. Various bits of 7400-7403.

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12-10-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,223
Posted By top506

Thanks. FWIW, mine is powdercoated as well. The...

Thanks.
FWIW, mine is powdercoated as well. The guy at Maine Metals called it 'Safety Yellow', but I thought it was a pretty close match to the original Schwinn 'Kool Lemon'.
Good luck with your...
12-03-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,239
Posted By top506

If you don't get super anal a presentable PX 10...

If you don't get super anal a presentable PX 10 can be built up reasonably:

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11-25-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By top506

As I often point out to my daughters, vintage...

As I often point out to my daughters, vintage people created the digital world.

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11-25-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,184
Posted By top506

Veiled, but perhaps deserved. They're not...

Veiled, but perhaps deserved.
They're not screwing with the person's politics, they're screwing with his money.

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11-23-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,903
Posted By top506

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I'm sure I could come up with something older (like the house...
Forum: Northeast
11-22-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9,066
Views: 1,045,840
Posted By top506

He HAD a Triumph GT 6 but abandoned Anglo-Saxon...

He HAD a Triumph GT 6 but abandoned Anglo-Saxon purity of purpose for Teutonic creature comforts. So what if the Porsche starts every day even if it's damp......

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(who misses the absolutely...
11-15-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,615
Posted By top506

:thumb: Top

:thumb:

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11-10-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,615
Posted By top506

This Airborne trooper wishing you jarheads happy...

This Airborne trooper wishing you jarheads happy birthday!

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11-06-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,783
Posted By top506

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Tange Champion #1...
10-28-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By top506

Freebies from my LBS

Every month or so I stop by my LBS with a six of something and we chat. They are a pretty high-speed/low drag shop, one guy races Masters on the National level, the other runs centuries as weekend...
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