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Old 04-30-20, 04:08 PM
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I'm not really the patient type, so I'm not looking forward to applying these to be honest
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I purchased downtube decals for my ItalVega from Gus Salmon. I don't know how long I had them tucked away, but when I eventually tried to apply them, they curled up and cracked in the water. I purchased another pair and they sat for a couple years anyway. After a couple failed attempts to connect up with people having experience sticking decals to bike frames, I finally sucked it up and with a bit of help from my lovely wife, applied them successfully.

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Maybe find someone who is more patient to help? If I can do it, you can too.
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Not in the post, but I picked up some of those chunky early Chorus brake levers at Community Cycling Center here in Portland:

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Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
I purchased downtube decals for my ItalVega from Gus Salmon. I don't know how long I had them tucked away, but when I eventually tried to apply them, they curled up and cracked in the water. I purchased another pair and they sat for a couple years anyway. After a couple failed attempts to connect up with people having experience sticking decals to bike frames, I finally sucked it up and with a bit of help from my lovely wife, applied them successfully.

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Maybe find someone who is more patient to help? If I can do it, you can too.
Thanks for the support! And beautiful bike and workshop! I've already started and phew it is pretty difficult, but going fine so far



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Old 04-30-20, 09:43 PM
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N + 1 = Out of room, so I bought a Delta Cycle Michelangelo rack off of Amazon that was on my doorstep today. It stacks two bikes vertically, it's free standing and I was able to perform an assembilism with a phillips screwdriver in about 5 minutes, sturdy, well built, and all the screw holes are pre-threaded and line up. Not junk and 100 lb capacity according to the paperwork that came with it.



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Nemosengineer nice! Also, itís good to hear a positive initial review on such a product from a fellow C&V member.

It wonít be long until the Benotto is built, bringing my n= up to two. But there isnít enough floor space in my upstairs studio apartment to comfortably keep 2 bikes. Iíve tried several times.

One of these racks looks like the best solution.
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Old 05-01-20, 11:27 AM
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Old 05-02-20, 10:07 AM
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Some Phil Bio-lube and a Crane E-ne bell.



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Old 05-02-20, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by JaccoW View Post
Some Phil Bio-lube and a Crane E-ne bell.
+1 on the E-ne bell. I like mine and I'm using it a LOT these days on those folks who cannot figure out distancing. Sound seems to carry real well and easy to use. There are still a few folks who cannot hear anything and have no idea what's going on nor how to behave. The new normal.
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Old 05-03-20, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Prowler View Post
+1 on the E-ne bell. I like mine and I'm using it a LOT these days on those folks who cannot figure out distancing. Sound seems to carry real well and easy to use. There are still a few folks who cannot hear anything and have no idea what's going on nor how to behave. The new normal.
Exactly. I have a Spurcycle bell on my Rando bike which carries a bit further and longer but the E-ne sounds much nicer.
It's a very pleasant sounding bell that makes people aware you want to pass instead of tells them to sod off.

I went into the city centre to grab a few parts but I noticed I was really missing a bell on my bike as people are just oblivious to their surroundings at the moment.
So I grabbed one on the way out.

I think I will go and make a short video to show the difference between the E-ne, spurcycle and a classic Dutch Gazelle ding-dong bell.

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26.4 seatpost.
I got this with the idea that the mixte, a motobecane super tourer would be flexible sizewise. It had no seat post when i bought the frameset. Some gentle reaming to 26.4 and alls well.
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Originally Posted by JaccoW View Post
... and a Crane E-ne bell.
I put a Spurcycle Bell on my wife's daily rider. With all the social distancing requirements now, I think I'm going to have to get bells for a couple of my bikes. I have an old St Christopher Bell from the Box o' Crap on my Schwinn three-speed. Maybe I'll move it to my Frejus.
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A pair of lightly-used 8-speed Campagnolo Mirage brifters. They looked decent (no plastic), and were priced reasonably. This generation is in the twilight zone, price-wise, and provides a cheap and cheerful way to brifterize an old bike ( 5 or 6-speed).

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Originally Posted by JaccoW View Post
Exactly. I have a Spurcycle bell on my Rando bike which carries a bit further and longer but the E-ne sounds much nicer.
It's a very pleasant sounding bell that makes people aware you want to pass instead of tells them to sod off.

I went into the city centre to grab a few parts but I noticed I was really missing a bell on my bike as people are just oblivious to their surroundings at the moment.
So I grabbed one on the way out.

I think I will go and make a short video to show the difference between the E-ne, spurcycle and a classic Dutch Gazelle ding-dong bell.

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Cool video, the Koga bell and the no-name bell sound almost identical to me. The Spurcycle is surprisingly so high pitched, but the next one after that sounds even higher to me.
I have a Crane Suzu bell which sounds very similar to yours but holds sustain a bit longer in my opinion, don't know though, hard to tell from a video, of courses.
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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
A pair of lightly-used 8-speed Campagnolo Mirage brifters. They looked decent (no plastic), and were priced reasonably. This generation is in the twilight zone, price-wise, and provides a cheap and cheerful way to brifterize an old bike ( 5 or 6-speed).

that gen of campy was the only index i ever bonded with. Good stuff.
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Got a nice deal on some MKS pedals and clips. I got both sets for what one of the pedals cost new. One pedal had a nice hunk of gum stuck to it. Got them all cleaned up and ready to install.

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Freehub for my Regina 7 speed freewheel, old one was definitely noisy and only one paw was engaging.
I'll put in some effort on rebuilding the old one sooner or later.
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My new to me ďpush me, pull meĒ is here...sold some bikes and this showed up! Promised myself to get one these when circumstances permitted...

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billnuke1 Is that for frame repair? Rims?
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Originally Posted by alexnagui View Post
Cool video, the Koga bell and the no-name bell sound almost identical to me. The Spurcycle is surprisingly so high pitched, but the next one after that sounds even higher to me.
I have a Crane Suzu bell which sounds very similar to yours but holds sustain a bit longer in my opinion, don't know though, hard to tell from a video, of courses.
Yes they do, with the main difference being that the Koga bell dies out really quickly and is quieter in person. To my ear (but that's the problem with sound in videos automatic gain in most videos) the:
  1. Spurcycle is loudest and sustains on the longest.
  2. Then the ding-dong bell is the most noticable.
  3. The classic Gazelle and the Crane are a close third.
  4. Both the no-name and Pelago dome bells come closely after that in sound.
  5. And the Gazelle twist and the Koga bell are last compared to the others. They are not as loud and die out sooner.
That being said, bell use in most of Europe is mostly limited to warning people to get out of the way RIGHT NOW instead of the "there is a bicycle coming" that is more common in the US. People will jump away if you approach them from the rear and strike your bell. I have had people reacting really scared over the Spurcycle.

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JaccoW, no contest:


One vote for the Pelago bell. Available in a threadless stem and a handlebar mounted version.
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Hmmm...

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billnuke1 Is that for frame repair? Rims?
Definitely frames...maybe forks...gotta do more research on that aspect...I had a nice Moto that mom used to find how far to pull the family hauler in...wish I had this then...I can play around with rims I guess...
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