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09-25-20, 11:25 PM
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Posted By merziac

Better be for $1K ask, COVID tax or no, I wish...

Better be for $1K ask, COVID tax or no, I wish him luck. ;)

And yes, it appears to be a fine specimen.
09-25-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,015
Posted By merziac

This has already been resolved, cups and spindle...

This has already been resolved, cups and spindle don't match, we drilled down hard on the bearing cages way back in the thread.
09-25-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 695
Posted By merziac

And more of the next round. More Campy...

And more of the next round.

More Campy Record something, imagine that.

...
09-25-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 695
Posted By merziac

Here's the next round. ;) Forte "minamalist"...

Here's the next round. ;)

Forte "minamalist" something or other


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09-25-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,963
Posted By merziac

:thumb: So cool. This why old tools, bikes,...

:thumb: So cool.

This why old tools, bikes, parts, bits, pieces and much else can be so valuable.

They take neglect, abuse, brutal long term day to day use and can keep going, sometimes...
09-25-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 315,732
Posted By merziac

Mineral oil for leather, not sure about new...

Mineral oil for leather, not sure about new fangled rubber/plastic bits, ;)
09-25-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,015
Posted By merziac

Here's a DYI setup that I use every time, works...

Here's a DYI setup that I use every time, works every time, never failed or damaged any parts, tools, paint, frames or flesh, ever. ;)

Yes its set up going the wrong way but you get the idea.

I...
09-24-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,113
Posted By merziac

And springs And knobs And dropouts ...

And springs

And knobs

And dropouts

;)
09-24-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By merziac

They may be interchangeable in practice after...

They may be interchangeable in practice after years of service but they are slightly different and it can go wrong, not likely but possible. ;)
09-24-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,015
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Good on ya for taking it completely...

:thumb: Good on ya for taking it completely apart.

Do the cups thread all the way in easily?

This can be critical for good proper adjustment regardless of all else. ;)
09-24-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By merziac

:thumb: No worries Keep in mind nothing is...

:thumb: No worries

Keep in mind nothing is completely ruined, save all pieces for reference if nothing else and even ugly parts can be stand ins for temporary.

Get those pad holders in some...
09-24-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,026
Posted By merziac

Speaking of Paramount's.... Its a favorite...

Speaking of Paramount's....

Its a favorite just because, old like me, same age, 1958 Paramount, great shape and just plain dang cool.

And no it doesn't get ridden much, doesn't need to, its...
09-24-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,026
Posted By merziac

A man of strong conviction, I would never have...

A man of strong conviction, I would never have been able to do that, pretty much no matter what.

Paramount, cold dead hands.... ;)
09-24-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,026
Posted By merziac

:foo: Or this.... was a game changer...

:foo: Or this....

was a game changer being bigger than I normally ride and turned out that I should have been riding all along. :twitchy:

...
09-24-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,026
Posted By merziac

This ;) Maybe not C+V by the book, but.... ...

This ;)

Maybe not C+V by the book, but....


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09-24-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By merziac

Maximilian71 :thumb: Wow, lotta nasty stuff...

Maximilian71

:thumb: Wow, lotta nasty stuff going on here, sorry to see.

Did Alberto expound on media blasting or what he/they would do.

I would encourage you to consider doing what you can...
09-24-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By merziac

Flagrant foul! You cannot talk about a Masi...

Flagrant foul!

You cannot talk about a Masi without showing us what we're talking about, you must provide pics, always, or it didn't happen. ;)
09-24-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 315,732
Posted By merziac

That's the problem, they wear improperly, often...

That's the problem, they wear improperly, often prematurely and like I said, magnet is a no no for correct service.
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Views: 569
Posted By merziac

Yep, gonna be a lot of chaff. ;)

Yep, gonna be a lot of chaff. ;)
09-24-20, 02:21 AM
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Views: 726,537
Posted By merziac

^^^^^ Great job, looks fantastic, nailed it....

^^^^^ Great job, looks fantastic, nailed it. :thumb:
09-23-20, 10:50 PM
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Views: 5,880
Posted By merziac

And here I thought you were only holding out on...

And here I thought you were only holding out on us with the OLMO. ;)

This Follis is just fantastic, so glad you took it on. :thumb:
09-23-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By merziac

He got that after the fact. ;)

He got that after the fact. ;)
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By merziac

If you have BMX knowledge and its there you have...

If you have BMX knowledge and its there you have a leg up. That stuff can be a big deal because much of it did not survive but as with all else you have to really know it to divide the chaff from the...
09-23-20, 06:22 PM
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Views: 315,732
Posted By merziac

You'll want to replace those bearings, magnet is...

You'll want to replace those bearings, magnet is a no no, makes em stick and not rotate properly. ;)
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Views: 569
Posted By merziac

I assume you have done some research on the more...

I assume you have done some research on the more recognizable bikes that you could see from the outside.

Quickest way to get the posts is to respond to each post to this thread. ;)

1 more...
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By merziac

That's good, without basic knowledge, you don't...

That's good, without basic knowledge, you don't know what you don't know and that can be critical in cases like this.;)
09-23-20, 05:17 PM
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Views: 1,671,657
Posted By merziac

Nowhere, pouring rain and up to my neck in pedals...

Nowhere, pouring rain and up to my neck in pedals from the campaign I've been on organizing, cleaning and overhauling, I'm a sucker for them.

So many can be brought way back from pretty bad off,...
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By merziac

You may be able to contact Sky Boyer from Velo...

You may be able to contact Sky Boyer from Velo Cult, as I said, he closed his shop but is still in PDX and on efbay and maybe Velo Cult on the web, not sure.

I would encourage you to get some pics...
09-23-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By merziac

MiloFrance WOW! :thumb: That's the coolest...

MiloFrance

WOW! :thumb: That's the coolest track bike I have seen in a long time.

Looks like a tall 54 from here, hopefully you can make it work. ;)
09-23-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By merziac

No worries, we're always sooo happy to help. ;)

No worries, we're always sooo happy to help. ;)
09-23-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,042
Posted By merziac

Yep, give a dog a bone.......

Yep, give a dog a bone.......
09-23-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By merziac

:eek: Can't wait to see this.

:eek: Can't wait to see this.
09-23-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16,101
Views: 1,671,657
Posted By merziac

Nice! Pro tip FWIW, lose the kickstand, they...

Nice!

Pro tip FWIW, lose the kickstand, they scratch paint and crush tubes, they are almost never used on any quality C+V, just sayin. ;)
Replies: 22
Views: 617
Posted By merziac

Same here, if I want it, I'm screwed. :roflmao2: ...

Same here, if I want it, I'm screwed. :roflmao2:

Which is often the case. ;)
09-23-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,042
Posted By merziac

Between OCD, tradition and aesthetics, I want the...

Between OCD, tradition and aesthetics, I want the screws to be,

Clean

Straight

Fully functional

With spring present and on the inside
Replies: 22
Views: 617
Posted By merziac

cdgeorge The build is meh, but a Hokdsworth...

cdgeorge

The build is meh, but a Hokdsworth is a great addition to any collection.

No tubing sticker is interesting but TT cable guides and I think Campy DO's should indicate 531 or the like....
09-23-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By merziac

You should put an ask in the ISO-WTB thread for...

You should put an ask in the ISO-WTB thread for wheels, somebody here may have a set they will let go.

Check at a bike co-op if you have one near you and CL for a donor bike that could give you...
09-23-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By merziac

OP has F+F only. ;)

OP has F+F only. ;)
09-23-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 437
Posted By merziac

Well it looked like that to me, especially with...

Well it looked like that to me, especially with the rocking at that spot, you should be able to smooth it if you're careful.

Sandpaper won't do it so the file is what you should use.

Is there a...
09-23-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By merziac

Good plan, ef the discs, most rim brake rims will...

Good plan, ef the discs, most rim brake rims will work, there are less 26in rims nowdays but still plenty, not sure if there are many light, sturdy, tough ones, light would be my least important ask....
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By merziac

There is a fairly strong C+V community in...

There is a fairly strong C+V community in Ashland, I would reach out to some of the shops there for help.

Keith Anderson, if you could find him was a master painter, frame builder and was in K...
09-22-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,015
Posted By merziac

Based on the amount of "fussing" you describe, I...

Based on the amount of "fussing" you describe, I would clean and regrease everything after a very close inspection, if it was binding up in that many ways, it may have galled something that might...
09-22-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 871
Posted By merziac

As I suspect many were. I would also...

As I suspect many were.

I would also encourage you to keep in mind that anyone who looked down on a pink bike only to get there azz whipped at some point by it would be receiving a good dose of...
09-22-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 695
Posted By merziac

pcb Ah yes, when bulletproof was a...

pcb

Ah yes, when bulletproof was a lifestyle. :roflmao2:

Casio's were the only watch that would tolerate banging on cars all day while working on them without snagging on everything in the...
09-22-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 437
Posted By merziac

bulgie I don't want to question your wisdom...

bulgie

I don't want to question your wisdom but does it not look like a high spot where it is shiny with less paint in both pics and what looks to be a blob of braze just above it that should...
09-22-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 695
Posted By merziac

^^^^^ :thumb: Italian inquisition hardware that...

^^^^^ :thumb: Italian inquisition hardware that is, surely there were casualties. ;)
09-22-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 543
Posted By merziac

Great job, wish I had a bike from my Dad but he...

Great job, wish I had a bike from my Dad but he was not a cyclist, he did ride, made sure I had some good bikes and most of all passed the mechanic gene onto me in spades so I have been able to work...
09-22-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,015
Posted By merziac

Assuming both the cups screw in all the way...

Assuming both the cups screw in all the way smoothly without the bearings and spindle since you can bind up the spindle?

No washers could make a difference but if they do the crank arms may be...
09-22-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,015
Posted By merziac

This should be the BINGO on this concern. ;) ...

This should be the BINGO on this concern. ;)

I may not have known this but I do know that I have never left one assembled incorrectly, you should be able to feel and or see when you don't have...
09-22-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 695
Posted By merziac

^^^^^ :thumb: Absolutely beautiful, that's what...

^^^^^ :thumb: Absolutely beautiful, that's what I'm talking about, top of the line, rare AF. ;)
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