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Old 05-16-20, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by JaccoW View Post
A new seatpost and some tools I already own but wanted to have in two places (the spoke nipple tool and tyre levers are brilliant), the toolbox at home and on the road.
The KMC chain tool looked very good and is designed for 1 to 12 speed chain. Sturdy steel head.
The Koolstop thinlines are for the couple of cantilever bikes with narrow forks.



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And I also picked up an Ikea Sladda trailer this weekend.

I have those levers as well and I find them a bit too flexible, try the ones for Park Tool, I like them much more
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Old 05-16-20, 03:46 AM
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Originally Posted by alexnagui View Post
I have those levers as well and I find them a bit too flexible, try the ones for Park Tool, I like them much more
I'm sure the Park Tool TL-2.1 or even the TL-6.2 steel core are stiffer but what I like about the Schwalbes is that the ability to clip them to the edge of the rim, making installation much easier.
I have also heard good reviews of Pedro's tire levers. Perhaps I will try the Park Tools if I ever need a new pair.
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Old 05-16-20, 05:46 AM
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I would set it up as an all-purpose commuter/tourer, something like this...
Those are stylish racks on that Wyoming. Can you share what brand they are, DQ?
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Old 05-16-20, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by J.Higgins View Post
Those are stylish racks on that Wyoming. Can you share what brand they are, DQ?
Those are from SOMA. Best I could find.

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Old 05-16-20, 04:00 PM
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Ask and you shall receive some freebies: these arrived today straight from Ritchey
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Old 05-16-20, 04:04 PM
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a new Brooks brand rain cover for the Brooks saddle. the previous Serfas brand cover lost itís effectiveness when the underlying vinyl cracked I think because the cover was stretchable. the Brooks model isnít & attaches underneath in a different way
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Old 05-17-20, 07:41 PM
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Birthday presents from the lovely Mrs. Camjr for the '76 Motobecane Grand Touring!


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Old 05-18-20, 06:30 PM
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New old stock Dura Ace 7400 seatpost.

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Old 05-18-20, 08:06 PM
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Zefal HPX Classic. I won't paint this one like the one I had in the 80's.



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Old 05-22-20, 07:02 PM
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This arrived today. I'm collecting parts for my 1983 Fisher Montare (urban mountain bike for clandestine alley racing), I was looking for a frame mount bottle opener for the third bottle mount. I discovered through a secret source that STARR "X" bottle openers have a compatible bolt pattern for standard bottle cage mounts. I verified the fit and 4 ea. 5 mm washers are required for a rock solid installation due to the slightly oversize countersunk holes, so yes its a complete bolt on. There are hundreds of these bottle openers on Ebay starting at $10.00, so quite a bargin compaired to the billit wonders out there.





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Old 05-23-20, 12:30 PM
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For a guy who ďresolvedĒ to NOT sink any money into a bike build during a pandemic, the mailbox has been embarrassingly hot these past few weeks. Fortunately, that action is winding down. Three of the last run of seven packages arrived today.


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Old 05-24-20, 02:14 PM
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Not in the mail, but found yesterday in a local thrift shop, a bag of Miyata labeled water bottle cages.

At this price I donít care if their color matches any of my bikes. 😎

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Old 05-24-20, 06:39 PM
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Miyata...

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Not in the mail, but found yesterday in a local thrift shop, a bag of Miyata labeled water bottle cages.

At this price I donít care if their color matches any of my bikes. 😎

Miyata...?
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Old 05-24-20, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by treebound View Post
Not in the mail, but found yesterday in a local thrift shop, a bag of Miyata labeled water bottle cages.

At this price I donít care if their color matches any of my bikes. 😎

i need
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Old 05-24-20, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by billnuke1 View Post
Miyata...?

oops, Minoura. At least ai got a couple letters correct.😇
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Got a pair of hubs and a damaged rear derailleur. The derailleur is repairable though I have a spare rear body plate from one that had been crunched on the front plate.
Looks like I am going to be drilling and replacing rivets for this repair, but it will be functional again. I sometimes suspect I work to hard to revive C&V parts,but I hate to just toss them out when they are damaged a bit. Good thing the rivets are still available to me.


note damage to rear body plate

replacement part with damaged front body plate Smiles, MH
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Unfortunately, in the sellerís eBay photos, the Impero appeared much lighter in color. But thatís a risk I took, since accurate color representation is something I know not to expect across digital platforms and devises. And when I asked him to measure the pump w/o head, end to end, fully compressed, turns out he gave me the measurements for a relaxed pump. I wonít be able to mount it at the top tube like I had planned. And at this point, Iím not so sure I want to use it. But once again, Iíll take responsibility for not asking him to confirm that he he took the measurements as Iíd requested.

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The ďvintageĒ silver/grey brake housing from Pork Chop is in point however!


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Rustines gum hoods.

jk.

But I did sign up with VO to email me when they get some.

Was this gum hood famine ever revealed as biblical prophecy, and I just missed it? It feels ... evil.
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SR,
If you have Campy levers it has been around for quite a while. Famine has driven even copies to be $10 a piece. Welcome to the club! Smiles, MH
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Rustines gum hoods.

jk.

But I did sign up with VO to email me when they get some.

Was this gum hood famine ever revealed as biblical prophecy, and I just missed it? It feels ... evil.

ĒAinít nobody got time for that!Ē

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While perusing ebay.it, I happened across some appearance fees (probably for racing at the Vigorelli) receipts dated 28 April, 1940. There was a Bartali, but it was a bit spendy for me. But, I did buy out what was available for the Bianchi team - Olimpio Bizzi, Cino Cinelli, Aldo Bini and Adolfo Leoni.

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H**Y CRAP!

Well done.
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fyi, Bartali's fee was 2,000 lire. A definite pecking order.
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I got a pair of vintage Avocet Cross shoes in need of a some sole re-glueing courtesy of brockd15 . They are very comfortable. More comfortable than my Avocet 30s. A tiny bit long in the toe, but definitely within workable range. Thanks again, Brock!

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This is tool week, received a Park BFS-1 Bottom Bracket facing set (my Photobucket is acting up so Its all internet photos today).


And from Ebay a 1/4" drive new govt. surplus Sturtevant Richmont 120 in lb torque wrench for small hardware, made in USA even.


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