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09-16-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 443
Posted By tgot

It's worth actually reading the directions. I've...

It's worth actually reading the directions. I've been using 8-speed chains with quick links where the plates are squeezed towards each other, as the ends are moved in, to release the plates.

I...
09-05-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,999
Posted By tgot

Mystery box received!

I got my mystery box yesterday, but couldn't give it proper attention until today. The box:...
09-01-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 58,219
Views: 8,504,514
Posted By tgot

I was so ready to drive over tonight....Belmont,...

I was so ready to drive over tonight....Belmont, MA is a long way from Belmont CA. Not going to make the Wednesday deadline.
09-01-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By tgot

Talbot's in San Mateo only closed in the 2019...

Talbot's in San Mateo only closed in the 2019 timeframe.

I found this thread because they appear to have had a house brand:...
08-31-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 58,219
Views: 8,504,514
Posted By tgot

SFBay Univega opportunity

Good looking Univega...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/d/san-francisco-57cm-1989-univega/7187971940.html
...
08-29-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9,235
Views: 892,021
Posted By tgot

Centurion Ride Report

Last night, everything was prepped and ready for riding today. I woke up this morning and checked my phone, and started with two things:
1) Air quality rating was "Unhealthy for all"
2) The...
07-29-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,740
Posted By tgot

So, francophile.... Mine is a 58, if the...

So, francophile....

Mine is a 58, if the seller measured correctly. I think the sizes were 55 and 58, so mine might just be 3cm larger than yours. I'm a little concerned that this is too large for...
07-29-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,740
Posted By tgot

It seems unlikely; he wasn't even sure what model...

It seems unlikely; he wasn't even sure what model ItalVega he had. I got the impression that his enthusiasm and stable/backlog exceeded his time to work on vintage bikes. I really wanted to spend...
07-29-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,782
Posted By tgot

Is this the official C&V drinking song? Or,...

Is this the official C&V drinking song?

Or, as-yet unofficial?

Love it!
07-25-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,740
Posted By tgot

Seatpost is 27.0

After the suggestion to take the bike to an LBS, in the hope that it could be measured, I took it in yesterday. I missed the tech/mechanic who does all the real repairs, but the owner suggested I...
07-15-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,540
Posted By tgot

Heresy in thought

Is putting modern Shimano drivetrain parts on an hand made Italian frame still considered blasphemy?

Or is it so common now that it's like eating meat on Friday?

Asking for a friend....
07-13-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,740
Posted By tgot

Dropouts

The fork ends and rear dropouts are stamped. The Gran Tourismo was (if I read and remembered correctly) a cross-over model from mid- to high-end. It had the 3-tube Columbus butted tubing, but not the...
07-13-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,740
Posted By tgot

More photos

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/337x450/00d0d_krpjmqpvseh_0ci0t2_600x450_d4ecc820f1427dc71bb2a7393841d0d15d3597ac.jpg
I lived for a bit on Stanyon, right across the street from...
07-10-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,359
Posted By tgot

I'm surprised that doesn't strip chrome off. Does...

I'm surprised that doesn't strip chrome off. Does it leave a brushed finish, or the mirror chrome surface?

I've been reading the forums, and the suggestion for chrome seems to be either just...
06-22-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By tgot

Thanks for starting that. I posted my setup...

Thanks for starting that. I posted my setup there. In retrospect, I missed a chance to turn someone on to these forums, the guy who bought the tandem kidback mentioned that he had researched every...
06-22-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,665
Posted By tgot

The Double-double

Here's the first iteration of "the Double-Double", as I called it.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2017_02_08_342cf425695bf1cec02e712760e1ac5d11f49034.jpg

Trek...
05-26-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By tgot

Headset rebuild; 1 of ??

Started the headset rebuild today.

I have the 5/32" loose ball bearings from the 2011 Niagara order back when I first planned the rehab. I'm not sure that my vernier skills are enough to...
05-23-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By tgot

Ride update

Since last update, I had the wheels retensioned, flipped the brake shoes so the pads are facing the right way, and took it our today for a near-40 mile ride.

I'm really enjoying it.

Gears are...
05-10-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By tgot

Progress

Quick update.

B screw, and moving the wheel further back in the dropouts, got me to the ~5mm gap, tooth to tooth, between cog and sprocket that I read was recommended. Went through the derailleur...
05-06-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By tgot

More photos

A few in-progress photos.

The rear cones and races were perfectly smooth, much to my relief. The brightly polished line could not be felt by fingertip or ballpoint test.

I felt as if the...
05-06-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,587
Posted By tgot

Long idle project

All,

I just got my Ironman ride-able again, making progress on a project for which I bought the parts in 2011.

Story and photos here:...
05-06-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By tgot

Red Bike Rides Again; a Centurion Story

I took my 1986 Dave Scott Ironman out for rides this weekend, 10-mile and 15-mile close-to-home test runs. This is the first time in years, and the first time since doing some maintenance and...
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