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10-07-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By Feldman

If peace of mind is worth a couple of hundred...

If peace of mind is worth a couple of hundred bucks, Ruckuscomp in Portland can ultrasound carbon frames and forks to check for cracks undsr the surface. Ruckuscomp.com, I think.
10-07-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,656
Posted By Feldman

Your dad rocks!

Your dad rocks!
09-20-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,386
Posted By Feldman

Even better than any bike--C&V drivers on the...

Even better than any bike--C&V drivers on the road--no SUV's, no cell phones, attention spans, manners.
09-20-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,386
Posted By Feldman

Or Alex Singer, Lejeune, or Hetchins!

Or Alex Singer, Lejeune, or Hetchins!
09-11-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,602
Posted By Feldman

I'm Jewish and both sides of my family emigrated...

I'm Jewish and both sides of my family emigrated from Eastern Europe in the late 19th century, so some of my relatives probably did to. No sir or ma'am, looking at the continuing and increasing...
09-10-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,281
Posted By Feldman

French for sure. Maybe Mercier, no way Mercian. ...

French for sure. Maybe Mercier, no way Mercian. Nice bike, though. And what about that Doniselli behind it in the first picture--please do tell!
09-10-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,070
Posted By Feldman

The platform front rack/caliper brake combo is...

The platform front rack/caliper brake combo is both period correct and works great. The above picture of your 'Traut illustrates perfect rack placement for a handlebar bag, centered over the front...
09-10-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,602
Posted By Feldman

Cyclists and pedestrians have more in common than...

Cyclists and pedestrians have more in common than not--think of us like Jews and Rom shoved into the same ghettos by Nazis.
09-05-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,519
Posted By Feldman

I have seen since then, Campania bikes with the...

I have seen since then, Campania bikes with the Fuji logo on seat binder bolts and with spec that matches older Fujis to a T.
08-23-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,519
Posted By Feldman

The upper-end Campanias like your find were upper...

The upper-end Campanias like your find were upper end Fujis rebadged--Newest or Finest. McIver was the California distributor for those. Another good thing that McIver did was bring in the first (I...
08-23-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By Feldman

Thanks for posting this illustration! The....

Thanks for posting this illustration! The. middle example would be what could be called perfect spoke length for a finished wheel.
08-22-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By Feldman

Spoke advice

Bite the bullet, pay reasonable retail for exact right length spokes. If you haven't built wheels before, but Gerd Scraner's wheel book and read it through. Long nipples aren't a good way to fudge...
08-22-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,280
Posted By Feldman

Where I started my cycling, what killed off the...

Where I started my cycling, what killed off the cool factor were all the 1970 Masi Gran Criteriums showing up with small flange hubs.
08-14-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Feldman

Vintage-Velos sells a reprint of a Nervex...

Vintage-Velos sells a reprint of a Nervex catalog--although without dates and I think the text is in French.
08-14-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,098
Posted By Feldman

PM me if you live in or near the Portland...

PM me if you live in or near the Portland OR/Vancouver, WA area; I have replaced @80-120 dropouts over the last bunch of years and have a good stock of them as well as the skill to do the job. If...
08-08-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,590
Posted By Feldman

How Trek can forget how to make a bike like this...

How Trek can forget how to make a bike like this (1983 model 710) is beyond me--it's like Nike forgetting how to make running shoes or Steinway forgetting how to make pianos. Too many 25 year old...
08-02-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 113,433
Posted By Feldman

That was Trek's very first mountain bike, a 1983...

That was Trek's very first mountain bike, a 1983 Trek 850. FWIW, they were built with an unusually low bottom bracket and I have seen a few of them configured into touring bikes.
08-02-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Feldman

I have built 4 or 5 pair of each for customers,...

I have built 4 or 5 pair of each for customers, one pair of Brevets for myself (I'm not a super high mileage rider @2K miles/year, and around 210 lbs.) and consider them both excellent. Advantage to...
08-02-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,489
Posted By Feldman

Cable lock is fair to middling in downtown...

Cable lock is fair to middling in downtown Vancouver, WA; especially on a battered old road bike. It's one of those places where Mickey Methlab is likely to blast through a high end U lock to steal...
07-30-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,489
Posted By Feldman

Locked at the library in my town

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Very old (maybe late 60's, check the seat stay caps) Gitane!
07-30-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,318
Posted By Feldman

A front derailleur that would be in the spirit of...

A front derailleur that would be in the spirit of the bike might be a 1970's-80's Simplex, one of their parallelogram derailleurs like the AV3. More $ than a Deore XT, but less than a perfectly...
07-30-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 918
Posted By Feldman

Don't bother looking for vintage rims--the...

Don't bother looking for vintage rims--the Pacenti and Velo Orange rims that have been mentioned are of superior quality to old stuff. I have been a working bike mechanic since the mid-1970's and...
07-30-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,871
Posted By Feldman

A second on the tires--plus, tires are a product...

A second on the tires--plus, tires are a product that have done nothing but improve over the years since your Celo was new. Anything by Conti, Panaracer, Michelin or Maxxis.
07-25-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,203
Posted By Feldman

The first bike in this thread is a 1985 Trek 770....

The first bike in this thread is a 1985 Trek 770. It is one of Trek's all time high points--I know because I worked for a major Trek dealer straight through the 80's. Slightly twitchy criterium-is...
07-15-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By Feldman

I'd want to see a 50;s tour, too! My favorite...

I'd want to see a 50;s tour, too! My favorite era for bikes--familiar but different in important ways, and I'd be doing the most bike-snooping possible like who was really making the Peugeots,...
07-05-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,521
Posted By Feldman

Aahhh, the divine Swiss fade! I had an Allegro...

Aahhh, the divine Swiss fade! I had an Allegro with similar paint many years ago and also a Mondia but mine was a deviant--a solid, single-color Mondia! No, it wasn't a Juvela. Swiss multi...
07-02-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Feldman

Maybe a Letour? That model changed a lot over...

Maybe a Letour? That model changed a lot over the years.
07-01-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By Feldman

What rim strips are you using and what parts of...

What rim strips are you using and what parts of the inside "floor" are they covering up?
07-01-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,435
Posted By Feldman

Who's doing his paint? Even on a computer screen...

Who's doing his paint? Even on a computer screen it looks about an inch deep. Beautiful!
07-01-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,435
Posted By Feldman

Ha! I assembled that jade green bike when I...

Ha! I assembled that jade green bike when I worked at a shop owned by friends of Mark's. I would refit it with (off topic) any current Shimano mechanical 11 speed group--105 will make you wonder...
06-28-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By Feldman

How many of you have seen the 3 bolt...

How many of you have seen the 3 bolt Rene-Herse=ish version of the Maxy? It was a 70's thing. A friend of mine of many years ago bought an Alex Singer that had those on it from the shop--maybe...
06-28-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,052
Posted By Feldman

I had one for a few years. Made a decent loaded...

I had one for a few years. Made a decent loaded touring bike after I replaced the 180mm crank arms and 30" wide bars--which ALL sizes were fitted with! It felt like the steering was crisper than a...
06-28-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By Feldman

I'll concur with the early 90's. Volpe's are a...

I'll concur with the early 90's. Volpe's are a great, versatile bike--the proverbial 50 blade Swiss Army Knife of a bike!
06-28-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,269
Posted By Feldman

Have you checked either/or rear hub cone...

Have you checked either/or rear hub cone adjustment and rear wheel tensioning and dishing? I have found that too loose rear cones, too loose rear spoke tension, and a rear wheel out of dish can all...
06-27-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 25,431
Posted By Feldman

Well, all of those human-driven cars are driven...

Well, all of those human-driven cars are driven by different people. One programmer or team of programmers would be responsible for software design for all of those autonomous cars--fewer minds...
06-27-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 25,431
Posted By Feldman

You should not have to "hardware up" to ride a...

You should not have to "hardware up" to ride a ******g bicycle on the roads! I believe wholeheartedly that if driverless cars can't be programmed to not kill walkers or cyclists, that it is...
06-18-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,203
Posted By Feldman

Five possibilities in the real world: Velo...

Five possibilities in the real world: Velo Classique in Falls Church, VA, Peter White Cycles in New Hampshire, American Cyclery in San Francisco, Bicycle Specialties in Toronto, St. Johns Street...
06-13-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,321
Posted By Feldman

Unlike way too many of the marketing dorks...

Unlike way too many of the marketing dorks infesting the bike industry these days, the word "touring" did not scare Bruce. Most people on this board may know how well he was known for those bikes;...
06-13-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By Feldman

If your friend is in the Northwest, I rebuild...

If your friend is in the Northwest, I rebuild them. I've done 250-300 over the years. See feldmansbicyclerepair.com.
06-07-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,262
Posted By Feldman

My favorite head badge EVER.

My favorite head badge EVER.
06-07-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By Feldman

Appel's frames have the best looking seat stay...

Appel's frames have the best looking seat stay caps I've ever seen--even better than Bernard Carre.
06-04-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,296
Posted By Feldman

My own favorite complete group would be Dura Ace...

My own favorite complete group would be Dura Ace 7400-the last version in the 1990;s with square-tapered cranks which I would call one of the most beautiful cranks ever made. To me they're the best...
05-31-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,602
Posted By Feldman

Hoopchins--from where, and when? VERY...

Hoopchins--from where, and when? VERY interesting!
05-31-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By Feldman

It's a good time to buy modern rims with a...

It's a good time to buy modern rims with a vintage appearance. HPlus Son, Pacenti, Soma, Sun, Velo Orange are all selling box-section rims in plain polished aluminum--and if you want the 80's look,...
05-31-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,602
Posted By Feldman

This one is also French and starts with an...

This one is also French and starts with an H--Helyett. No period correct or even nearly original parts on it, however, including the fork and front...
05-30-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 78,731
Posted By Feldman

Super sweet! One of Mark's bikes from the...

Super sweet! One of Mark's bikes from the 1980's, built in his little shop on the pre-gentrification Division Street in PDX. And, if you have a Taiwanese built Specialized and like it, Mark is one...
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By Feldman

The value of a 2300 is almost entirely in the...

The value of a 2300 is almost entirely in the components. I worked at a large Northwestern Trek dealer for @20 years. For about half of that time I was at least partly responsible for warranty...
05-21-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 19,126
Posted By Feldman

And maybe because mountain bikes have changed at...

And maybe because mountain bikes have changed at such a crazy rate of speed. I like to say that a 5 year old mountain bike is about like a 25 year old home computer. I ride a 50+ year old French...
05-21-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By Feldman

LOTS of bikes will work for gravel--if you want...

LOTS of bikes will work for gravel--if you want to specifically look for an older mountain bike, Diamondbacks used to feel quicker and roadie-er than their 1980's contemporaries. Look for the Ridge...
05-17-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,694
Posted By Feldman

I have sold and installed a bunch of VO headsets...

I have sold and installed a bunch of VO headsets without problems. Is the fork a new, Asian-made Motobecane fork or an older French one? Even the cheapest Chinese or Taiwanese fork is sized more...
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