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12-08-22, 10:32 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Mad Honk gifted me a Bauer Momentum (I think)...

Mad Honk gifted me a Bauer Momentum (I think) frame that needs a little work. It has a dent in the top tube and the left hand seat stay has come apart from the seat tube. It seems Bauer is/was an...
12-07-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,578
Posted By smontanaro

True, if all your problems were lack of Trek...

True, if all your problems were lack of Trek catalogs/brochures. vintage-trek.com has/had lots of other stuff, pix of interesting Trek bikes, tables of component dates, Trek serial number decoder,...
12-06-22, 07:06 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

^^^ I have a couple inexpensive jerseys, probably...

^^^ I have a couple inexpensive jerseys, probably 100% polyester. I don't wear them very often because they are uncomfortable outside a very narrow temperature range, 69.3-70.2 as I recall. YMMV.
12-06-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,536
Views: 301,763
Posted By smontanaro

I've no comment on the clean-up. I try not to get...

I've no comment on the clean-up. I try not to get too messy. I don't recall if you said how you applied glue, but I'll summarize how I do it without any mess.

It goes without saying that the...
12-06-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 899
Posted By smontanaro

That's locked up as if the owner wants it stolen!...

That's locked up as if the owner wants it stolen! If an enterprising thief was careful, he might be able to slip the cable lock over the front wheel and handlebars without cutting anything.

Edit:...
12-06-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7,885
Views: 880,658
Posted By smontanaro

Veloce triple front derailleur for Frame #1...

Veloce triple front derailleur for Frame #1 (https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzHZes):

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52546939456_aceaecf38c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2o4oNoL)
12-06-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By smontanaro

Dang, Robvolz, nice junk.

Dang, Robvolz, nice junk.
12-06-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 899
Posted By smontanaro

No photos (at least, not so far), but I pulled my...

No photos (at least, not so far), but I pulled my Schwinn Super Sport down off the hook where it's been hanging since last Spring. My chain isn't as visually rusty as jonwvara's, but it doesn't...
12-05-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,368
Posted By smontanaro

You may still hate cottered crank+bottom bracket,...

You may still hate cottered crank+bottom bracket, but you will no longer hate removing and installing crank cotters. ;)
12-05-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 22,448
Posted By smontanaro

Glad to see someone took those odd toe clips....

Glad to see someone took those odd toe clips. Shimano 600-ish? I had nothing to put them on.
12-04-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,368
Posted By smontanaro

I have the earlier (I think) design without the...

I have the earlier (I think) design without the curved edges. I need to occasionally remove a chainring bolt for clearance. Looking at a picture of the current product, I think it would fit a bit...
12-04-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 273
Posted By smontanaro

I opened a thread about the problem (there are...

I opened a thread about the problem (there are several). IBJoel responded (https://www.bikeforums.net/22723790-post2.html):



Bikeforums isn't the only horse in the Internet Brands corral, so...
12-04-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,368
Posted By smontanaro

Sure, it might technically be "just one crank,"...

Sure, it might technically be "just one crank," but it will be installed and removed multiple times trying to set things up properly. I tried maybe three or four spindles on my Automoto before...
12-03-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 273
Posted By smontanaro

Just to make sure I'd checked everything...

Just to make sure I'd checked everything potentially useful, I verified that the Box o' Crap page displayed fine on my laptop but gave the dreaded "bburl" error message on my Android phone. I cleared...
12-03-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,578
Posted By smontanaro

Where does that leave us? Should we send a letter...

Where does that leave us? Should we send a letter to the Renton address asking for permission to use the existing content?

I reconstituted the site on my web server and privately asked a few...
12-03-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7,885
Views: 880,658
Posted By smontanaro

Alas, most of my bikes have tubulars. That's...

Alas, most of my bikes have tubulars. That's where my spare tire goes. I guess I could go old school and loop the spare over my shoulders. :)
12-02-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By smontanaro

I can take careful measurements if there are any...

I can take careful measurements if there are any things left unsaid in the original listing.
12-02-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By smontanaro

I'm going to :bump: this. Michael is willing to...

I'm going to :bump: this. Michael is willing to entertain offers (I'm thinking $1200 range), but is pretty adamant that he doesn't want to sell it to someone who will just flip it. So, if you're...
12-02-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,578
Posted By smontanaro

I tried the business number, got a fax machine or...

I tried the business number, got a fax machine or modem. I waited awhile to see if it would give up and transfer to voice, but it never did. I then called the cell phone and left a voice mail.
12-02-22, 12:43 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

I have four or five rides with the Varia under my...

I have four or five rides with the Varia under my belt at this point. A few points I noticed.

On my first ride, when it pinged an alert at its furthest extent I looked back to see what was...
12-02-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,578
Posted By smontanaro

Not so far. My next step would be to send a...

Not so far. My next step would be to send a postcard or make a phone call. I'm quite hesitant to do the latter.
12-02-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,578
Posted By smontanaro

Fine, but note that it was all publically...

Fine, but note that it was all publically available.
12-02-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,578
Posted By smontanaro

I suspect his first name is Douglas. I matched up...

I suspect his first name is Douglas. I matched up this contact info on skipechert.com (via the Wayback Machine (https://web.archive.org/web/20180329192233/http://skipechert.com/))

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12-01-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 79,560
Posted By smontanaro

Yup: Velo-Retro: Rose Bowl Ride...

Yup:

Velo-Retro: Rose Bowl Ride (http://velo-retro.com/roseBowlVintRide.html)

I thought we had it in the vintage cycling events calendar, but it went missing. I will add it back.
11-30-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By smontanaro

Much appreciated IBJoel and lmonteiro .

Much appreciated IBJoel and lmonteiro .
11-30-22, 09:27 AM
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Views: 301,763
Posted By smontanaro

Not sure about Drillium Dude but when stretching...

Not sure about Drillium Dude but when stretching or gluing tubulars I tend to pump them up pretty high, at least 100psi. When riding, my pressures are similar to pastorbobnlnh's.
11-30-22, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2,536
Views: 301,763
Posted By smontanaro

Drillium Dude I saw the picture of the separated...

Drillium Dude I saw the picture of the separated tread. Was that sad received or after inflation? Challenge tubulars have been off my list for several years because if tread separation. The Veloflex...
11-29-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 22,448
Posted By smontanaro

If by "volumetric capacity" you mean "volume", I...

If by "volumetric capacity" you mean "volume", I get 882 cubic inches based on the dimensions listed on the USPS website. Filled with osmium, it would weigh 723 pounds. Your letter carrier would...
11-29-22, 02:45 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Is it typical to mix single pivot and dual pivot...

Is it typical to mix single pivot and dual pivot calipers?
11-28-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By smontanaro

Broken page - can an admin fix?

Something seems broken with the Box O' Crap thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1246804-box-o-crap-series-nine.html). Whenever I try to visit page 18...
11-28-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 22,448
Posted By smontanaro

I'm pretty sure I put a set of metal toe clips...

I'm pretty sure I put a set of metal toe clips for those pedals in the BoC the last time it passed through. Did someone take them when I wasn't looking?
11-28-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,578
Posted By smontanaro

Much more tedious looks to be extricating Wayback...

Much more tedious looks to be extricating Wayback Machine code from the web pages. *sigh*
11-28-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,578
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks. I am crawling the Wayback Machine (743...

Thanks. I am crawling the Wayback Machine (743 pages out of about 1250 at the moment). If I find pages missing I will post.



I also contacted Host Papa (last week). Whoever I exchanged messages...
11-27-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,578
Posted By smontanaro

At the moment I have about half the site...

At the moment I have about half the site downloaded (again, being very careful), about 600 out of 1250+ total files. So far, I've got 81 PDF files. When completed, I'll let people know what I might...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-27-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks for all the feedback. Since it seemed...

Thanks for all the feedback.

Since it seemed clear no bottom bracket post was going to just fall into my lap, I got a bit more creative. Some leftover blocks from a tubing block building exercise,...
11-27-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By smontanaro

Porkchop BMX Black Friday Sale

I find Porkchop BMX a good source for cable housing and Kool-Stop brake pads. They are running a 20% off sale (discount code: NORETURNS) through the 28th. FYI.
11-27-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By smontanaro

I appreciate the humor in your comment (at least...

I appreciate the humor in your comment (at least I hope it was humor), however the size of the suitcase doesn't really matter. There's no way I can squish the spare on bikes with tubulars.
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11-26-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,578
Posted By smontanaro

I've still heard nothing (neither here, on CR,...

I've still heard nothing (neither here, on CR, nor in response to my texts and emails).

I wrote a script to download as much as I could from the Wayback Machine. I've had to work my way through...
11-26-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks. I'll see how it does on the seatstays of...

Thanks. I'll see how it does on the seatstays of my various bikes. Might pick up one or two of those though.
11-26-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks. Went on a shakedown ride with the...

Thanks. Went on a shakedown ride with the seatstay mount. It worked just fine. I wrote a "review (https://www.strava.com/activities/8172365620)" on my Strava account.
11-26-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By smontanaro

Mounting Varia on vintage bike

I got a Varia RTL 515 for my b'day (yay!) and went to mount it to one of my vintage bikes a few minutes ago. I couldn't mount it on my seat tube, as the only place I could squeeze it in was too low....
11-26-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7,885
Views: 880,658
Posted By smontanaro

Odds 'n ends. I bought the seatpost from...

Odds 'n ends. I bought the seatpost from oldspokeshome on eBay awhile ago. It will go on my Conti. My son in Burlington, VT picked it up and brought it with him when he came west for Thanksgiving. He...
11-26-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By smontanaro

Jubilee front derailleurs frequently cracked at...

Jubilee front derailleurs frequently cracked at the pivot pins. I wonder if they were made for metric and English seat tube diameters. (Seems likely.) If so, installing a metric derailleur on an...
11-25-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,227
Posted By smontanaro

If not, Doug Fattic has been doing it wrong for...

If not, Doug Fattic has been doing it wrong for several decades and I'm screwed: ;)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52264613756_2760bf089a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nCrNNh)
11-24-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,227
Posted By smontanaro

I've used Brooks' stuff, but am currently working...

I've used Brooks' stuff, but am currently working through some Obenaufs. If you're somewhere warm, coating it with one of these waxes, then letting them sit in the sun so the leather soaks it up...
11-24-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,227
Posted By smontanaro

This is going to seem dumb, but I've been hanging...

This is going to seem dumb, but I've been hanging around here a long time and have never made use of this album, at least not directly. where is it? I looked in your profile but couldn't find it....
11-24-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,227
Posted By smontanaro

Maybe just using up old stock on hand? Happy...

Maybe just using up old stock on hand?

Happy Thanksgiving y'all!
Forum: Framebuilders
11-24-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By smontanaro

Might be a good excuse to join Pumping Station...

Might be a good excuse to join Pumping Station One (https://pumpingstationone.org/). Alternatively, the local high school has a well equipped shop (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmCNmXfQ) (ignore all the...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-24-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By smontanaro

For my immediate use case, I suspect most of the...

For my immediate use case, I suspect most of the action will be in the rear triangles. If I get to the point where I really have a hard time with a main triangle that is way out of whack, I can make...
11-24-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By smontanaro

Late 50s/early 60s Tour de France...

Late 50s/early 60s Tour de France (https://www.flickr.com/gp/49705339@N00/vWhJW471Si).

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48601164366_27cb78b80f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h3HEVL)

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