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04-11-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 434
Posted By pcb

Splendid! I would also overlook all the stuff you...

Splendid! I would also overlook all the stuff you mentioned and just allow my eyes to gaze and my heart to palpitate.

Lots I don't know about frames/bikes from this era, but it's always...
04-10-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By pcb

I know many folks differ with relative leg/torso...

I know many folks differ with relative leg/torso lengths, and this frame is particularly hard for me to eyeball sizewise, with the head tube looking short but then all that suspension stuff below. I...
04-08-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By pcb

Gotcha, thanks. So what's the stem extension?

Gotcha, thanks. So what's the stem extension?
04-08-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By pcb

Oh, sorry, "cowinky-dinky" is dumb old man humor...

Oh, sorry, "cowinky-dinky" is dumb old man humor for "coincidence." Can't remember where it came from, either some stupid cartoon or some stupid tv show that burrowed into my brain back when I was a...
04-06-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 704
Posted By pcb

IIRC a lot of those tires back then had "75psi...

IIRC a lot of those tires back then had "75psi max" molded right into the rubber.

There can be some tire variability as well. I remember a very cheap Japanese tire on some lower-end Matsuris that...
04-06-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 293
Posted By pcb

In yet another unforgivable slight to...

In yet another unforgivable slight to left-handers, the higher resting position for the left/front lever makes it easier for the right thumb to engage and move the lever. From the right side of the...
04-06-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 793
Posted By pcb

Mizutani was a trading company, yet another one...

Mizutani was a trading company, yet another one of those scrappy companies that put together a bike line to feed the US bike boom.

My two favorites were looking to sign up dealers at the '80/'81...
04-05-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By pcb

The mega ultra stem. The lugs are way cool, but...

The mega ultra stem. The lugs are way cool, but somehow it's the centered "fin" on the top of the bar clamp section that just kills me. And you do have more horizontally upward adjustability than...
04-05-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By pcb

Very cool stuff! The gold anodized stuff is...

Very cool stuff!

The gold anodized stuff is before my time at Suntour, but if they could do the Black Lightning stuff for C'dale, they certainly could've done the gold for good/close customers...
04-05-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 793
Posted By pcb

Does that sticker read Mizutani Super Seraph?...

Does that sticker read Mizutani Super Seraph? Holy Japanese Obscurity, Batman!

Was there also a Regular Seraph, or a Seraph Standard, or a Minor Seraph? Or were they all Super?

I don't want to...
04-04-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By pcb

Thanks for all the interest! Just one lonely...

Thanks for all the interest! Just one lonely 110mm Technomic left.
04-04-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By pcb

I just sorted a full drawer of Campy headset...

I just sorted a full drawer of Campy headset parts that, maybe not surprisingly, didn't yield a single full useable headset. Durn fork crown races either missing or pitted.

Anyway, from all my...
04-03-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By pcb

I got I-ain't-fer-sures on most of that. Nitto...

I got I-ain't-fer-sures on most of that. Nitto makes several levels of forged stems. The Technomic is kinda mid-range, I think melt-forged i/o cold-forged, and it has the protruding rear nut i/o the...
04-03-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 641
Posted By pcb

+1, I got a few different lengths from...

+1, I got a few different lengths from McMaster-Carr, usually use the shortest practical size. I use a nut on the outside, a kinda takewaway from all the Fujis I assembled, which came with outer...
04-03-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 793
Posted By pcb

No real wrong way to do it. Std assembly protocol...

No real wrong way to do it. Std assembly protocol in the shop in the early '80s was an early exit, before the curve. I started running my own a little higher, finding the early exit routing kinda...
04-02-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By pcb

Thanks! Looks like the 100mm & 120mm are taken,...

Thanks! Looks like the 100mm & 120mm are taken, pending payment.
04-02-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By pcb

[SOLD] FS: Too Many Technomics! 26.0mm x 100-120mm

[ALL SOLD] Technomic Stems Galore! All are for 26.0mm bars, with the usual 225mm Technomic total quill length. Reach is measured c-c straight across quill extension.

All fully functional, some...
04-02-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 717
Posted By pcb

Acorn makes really nice stuff, and I'm happy to...

Acorn makes really nice stuff, and I'm happy to see them successful with their production/sales model. More power to them!

I'm also glad there are _plenty_ of alternatives out there for equally...
04-02-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 23,440
Posted By pcb

Nice that the BG saw some of the world, and...

Nice that the BG saw some of the world, and helped dial in your fit.

Fitting is an occult science to me. Ten trained folks using laser guides and computers can come up with 10 different fits, but...
04-02-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 23,440
Posted By pcb

Thanks for that! Sounds incredibly reasonable,...

Thanks for that! Sounds incredibly reasonable, especially considering having to mask those Nervex lugs. Did he do the gold bands on top/bottom of the seat tube panels, too, or was that your gold...
04-01-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 23,440
Posted By pcb

Zoikes! Don't know how well you did on that M900...

Zoikes! Don't know how well you did on that M900 XTR rder, but I sold one on ebay last year and got stupid money$ for it. Truly clean ones fetch a very pretty penny these days.
04-01-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 23,440
Posted By pcb

LOL, while I was just now working on my post, I...

LOL, while I was just now working on my post, I kept thinking I needed to ask you "What's with my BG??!!???"
04-01-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 23,440
Posted By pcb

Alphabetically Green..... '80 Echelon...

Alphabetically Green.....

'80 Echelon Odyssey, built by Cherubim: Echelon was DIN's (Do It Now!) brand, they sourced two models from Cherubim. The Odyssey was sport-tour, the Spectra was...
04-01-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 23,440
Posted By pcb

That Moto respray looks great! I've been...

That Moto respray looks great! I've been "meaning" to try Color Factory for almost 20yrs now, maybe 2021 will be the year? Mind if I ask how it went for you, were you happy with the results, etc?...
04-01-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By pcb

As precise as I _need_ to be about some stuff,...

As precise as I _need_ to be about some stuff, chainline ain't one of the stuff. I've pretty much ignored chainline since the '80s, just try to get the inner chainring as close to the chainstay as...
04-01-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By pcb

My absolute fave "no muss, no fuss" headsets....

My absolute fave "no muss, no fuss" headsets. Always have a couple on a couple of bikes, always have one or two on hand just in case.
03-31-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,752
Posted By pcb

Got some decent flat light and some time today...

Got some decent flat light and some time today for shooting a white frame outdoors. This is an '05 Waterford RS-22 Road-Sport frame, with e-richie Newvex lugs, in stainless steel. The Newvex lugs are...
03-30-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By pcb

Makes me miss my yellow Merckx. You're gonna dig...

Makes me miss my yellow Merckx. You're gonna dig how it rides!
03-30-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By pcb

Sorry, a little late to reply here. The BEAST was...

Sorry, a little late to reply here. The BEAST was indeed, very much like WTB GreaseGuard and the Pedersen SE canti brakes, an attempt to one-up Shimano with cool new technology while also recapturing...
03-30-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,142
Posted By pcb

Gosh, you don't say? Here's a quote from the...

Gosh, you don't say? Here's a quote from the article:

"The performance benefits were obvious: a smaller main triangle was both stiffer and lighter. The rear triangle was correspondingly smaller,...
03-30-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,142
Posted By pcb

The visual appeal of a clean clear-coated lugged...

The visual appeal of a clean clear-coated lugged or fillet frame is powerful indeed, however every time I hear people discussing the actuality, it seems impossible to prevent rust incursion. The...
03-30-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,142
Posted By pcb

Your catalog analysis and consumer-level...

Your catalog analysis and consumer-level observations at the time do not persuade me to dismiss/ignore what I saw/heard/experienced from my Product Manager, my sales staff, my sales reps and from my...
03-30-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,142
Posted By pcb

Yeah, the bike biz is one of those maybe many?...

Yeah, the bike biz is one of those maybe many? places where they can't figure out what to call stuff. MTB = MounTainBike, ATB = All-Terrain Bike. One and the same. I tend to use them interchangeably,...
03-30-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 78
Posted By pcb

Newish Veloflex Corsa EVO Tires: Noice!

I went ahead and clicked to order some of the newish Veloflex Corsa EVO tires, had a little ride on them today and pronounce them noice. They went on a bike that previously had Conti GP5Ks, that I...
03-30-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By pcb

Nice catch on the Gipiemme drop! They didn't come...

Nice catch on the Gipiemme drop! They didn't come into being till '64, don't know when those drops with integral rack mounts was introduced.

Do those bottom bracket shell stampings jibe with...
03-30-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,142
Posted By pcb

Gotcha. But I'm not making an assumption, I'm...

Gotcha. But I'm not making an assumption, I'm speaking from experience. I was National Sales Mgr of a B-/C-level line, which introduced compact road frames in '99-'00ish? when the craze started. 1st...
03-30-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 893
Posted By pcb

I am firmly libertarian in my strongly-held...

I am firmly libertarian in my strongly-held belief that whatever you want to do with a frameset you own is A-OK. No head-shaking from me on that score.

That said, if OP's frame were mine, I would...
03-30-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,142
Posted By pcb

IME, modern compact road frames were an attempt...

IME, modern compact road frames were an attempt to use marketspeak to justify a smaller run of frame sizes. After a year or two it became apparent that mfrs needed more than just 3 or 4 frame sizes...
03-30-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By pcb

Bianchi Track? On Ebay

This listing popped up on my ebay radar, clearly not what I think of as a track frame. I have little Bianchi knowledge, but there's lotsa stuff here that strikes me as potentially weird? The dropouts...
03-24-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By pcb

D'oh! is right. Framebuilder-ish folks...

D'oh! is right.

Framebuilder-ish folks should chime in, but AFAIK shouldn't present a structural problem left as is. You didn't ask, I'm just observing/saying.

Proper/best reversal would...
03-24-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,716
Posted By pcb

I'm fighting myself trying not to click on some...

I'm fighting myself trying not to click on some new Corsa 28s...
03-24-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,716
Posted By pcb

Right, I understood that, but was just following...

Right, I understood that, but was just following your own previous post pointing out possible alternatives.
03-23-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,716
Posted By pcb

Veloflex italy selling direct via the internet,...

Veloflex italy selling direct via the internet, folks on other forums have bought direct and gotten pretty fast delivery.
https://www.veloflex.it/en/clincher-tire-corsa-evo-gum-sidewall
03-23-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By pcb

Just a quick shout that you'll need to swap the...

Just a quick shout that you'll need to swap the brake shoes right>left when moving front>back/back>front. Basically reorienting the shoes so the open end of the shoe holder faces the rear of the bike...
03-21-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 630
Posted By pcb

Thanks for the reminder on the WPro seals/races....

Thanks for the reminder on the WPro seals/races. And the 2nd-gen Winner also had the oil hole, evidently, so then the seals/races and gold lockring would be the only differences.

The prohibition...
03-18-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 630
Posted By pcb

I don't know/remember much about the original...

I don't know/remember much about the original Winner.

The New Winner was the awesome 5-U6-R6-U7spd jack-of-all-freewheels, with adjustable bearings, dual pawl engagement with offset...
03-17-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 911
Posted By pcb

My brain does work a bit strangely, and I'm...

My brain does work a bit strangely, and I'm tolerant of a little component weirdness now and then. Necessary preface to the idea I just had which would be to just use the top cups from a Passage...
03-17-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By pcb

Yeah, I'm pretty sure Olympic was a series name...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure Olympic was a series name used in the Japan domestic market way back when, and likely was also exported to local Asian markets. USA spec was entirely different than Japanese...
03-15-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 911
Posted By pcb

Because this is no longer The Before Times, I'm...

Because this is no longer The Before Times, I'm not sure how to approach this. So please take this all with a grain of salt.

1. Not really acceptable that they cut the steer tube too short, or...
03-11-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By pcb

[SOLD] FS: Grand Bois Cerf Blue Standard 26-622/700c Tire - Unused

[SOLD] FS Grand Bois Cerf Blue Standard 26-622/700c Tire - Unused: $45 shipped conti USA; paypal G&S

I've had this GB Blue tire around for a while, can't recall why I only have one. Pretty sure...
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