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07-28-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By noobinsf

Which paint are you using? It's looking good so...

Which paint are you using? It's looking good so far!
07-27-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By noobinsf

Be careful — things get even more complicated if...

Be careful — things get even more complicated if you accidentally strip the cinch bolt or round out the Allen flats. Replacement means finding a donor derailleur or something creative.
07-27-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By noobinsf

I'll take the Sunrace, then, PM incoming. I have...

I'll take the Sunrace, then, PM incoming. I have one and like it.
07-26-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By noobinsf

Looks like I can make it! I'll be riding the...

Looks like I can make it! I'll be riding the Grand Record or the Competizione, but maybe one of the others will be road worthy and tested/debugged by then.
07-24-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By noobinsf

Looks like fun! I think I can join, but need to...

Looks like fun! I think I can join, but need to check with the social calendar czar (aka my wife).
07-23-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By noobinsf

FWIW, I have the Competizione, which has the more...

FWIW, I have the Competizione, which has the more vexing Suntour top mount boss because of the unusual threading. If you want use brifters, bar ends, or turn it into an upright with thumbies, it will...
07-23-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By noobinsf

Looks that way, and I can't identify the cage....

Looks that way, and I can't identify the cage. It's the retainer at the 11 o'clock position on the guide pulley that looks non-campy to me, but I am by no means an expert. It reminds me of Shimano.
...
07-22-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By noobinsf

I ended up setting my calipers to 25.8 and gently...

I ended up setting my calipers to 25.8 and gently rotating them inside the tube with the clamp undone, and I got consistent light contact all the way around. I went with 25.8 as the first test, and...
07-22-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By noobinsf

Spot test with wet sanding is promising: ...

Spot test with wet sanding is promising:


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07-22-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By noobinsf

Closer inspection revealed that they’re Cyclone,...

Closer inspection revealed that they’re Cyclone, but the cartridge bearing model.

...
07-22-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By noobinsf

I determined that 25.8mm is the right size, but...

I determined that 25.8mm is the right size, but the post I bought is too short by at least a cm.

While I wait for the new, longer seat post, I am focusing on the wheels the same guy sold me. They...
07-22-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By noobinsf

Same here -- I ran wire bead non-folding Paselas...

Same here -- I ran wire bead non-folding Paselas in 27 x 1 1/4 at around 60-70 psi and never had any issues. First ran them on vintage Super Champions, then Weinmann touring rims from a 1985 bike, so...
07-21-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 486
Posted By noobinsf

The Disraeli Gears guy does not give a glowing...

The Disraeli Gears guy does not give a glowing review of the XC rear derailleur. You should try a different long cage derailleur before sending the bike along, and keep the XC for originality's sake...
07-20-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By noobinsf

I don’t know the first thing about Torpado, but...

I don’t know the first thing about Torpado, but my Motobecane Grand Record with 531 main tubes takes a 26.4 post. Just a data point, nothing more.

Oh, and my old Puch Bergmeister gaspipe took a...
07-20-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, that's beautiful, and with single-owner...

Wow, that's beautiful, and with single-owner magic. Where was it powder coated? It's a very nice job, and I love the color.

I'm not in the market for a new frame; just gushing.
07-20-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By noobinsf

I had an 85 Viva Touring, which was a level down...

I had an 85 Viva Touring, which was a level down from your bike, that was very low mileage and still had the original set up. You can see in this pic that the cable hanger was lower and the straddle...
07-19-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 180,735
Posted By noobinsf

Update: Box has been taken Anyone need a...

Update: Box has been taken

Anyone need a bike box in the SF Bay Area, maybe to ship something? I bought a frame a few months ago and was about to break the box down for recycling, but I heard...
07-17-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By noobinsf

That’s a steal — if I didn’t already have the...

That’s a steal — if I didn’t already have the Competizione, I would jump on this, as it’s my size, too. Someone’s in for a treat.
07-16-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By noobinsf

Helluva deal!

Helluva deal!
07-16-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By noobinsf

$300 is a bit of a toss up, because it looks to...

$300 is a bit of a toss up, because it looks to be in good shape. I’d be happy if I got it for $150, because of the steel wheels, cottered crank, plastic front derailleur, and Carbolite frame. Pretty...
07-15-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By noobinsf

I just sold a couple of bikes for being too big,...

I just sold a couple of bikes for being too big, and if I weren’t at capacity, I would seriously consider this one. Very pretty!
07-15-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By noobinsf

Univega Alpina and VW Bug?

Univega Alpina and VW Bug?
07-15-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By noobinsf

Is iBOB different from the RBW Owners Group? I...

Is iBOB different from the RBW Owners Group? I searched for "Bridgestone Owners," "i-bob," or "ibob," I got nothing for groups, but a few individual messages referenced the RBW Owners Group.
07-15-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,508
Posted By noobinsf

If you google "Univega Alpina 570," a couple of...

If you google "Univega Alpina 570," a couple of sale listings come up that peg this model at late 1990's, but that's as close as I can get.
07-14-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 342
Posted By noobinsf

Cantilever brakes also would have come later than...

Cantilever brakes also would have come later than 1981, I think. I hope you snag it — I’ve had a number of Univegas, none bad.
07-14-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 342
Posted By noobinsf

Great bike — buy now, ask later.

Great bike — buy now, ask later.
07-14-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,229
Posted By noobinsf

Anyone have any experience/opinions regarding...

Anyone have any experience/opinions regarding Ritchey Speedmax Beta in the 2.0" width? I just bought a set from an ebay seller, planning on using them on a mid-80's Univega Alpina for a nearby...
07-14-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By noobinsf

Also, there is a good chance the steerer tube...

Also, there is a good chance the steerer tube will have original paint in good condition once you pull the fork.
07-14-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17,570
Views: 1,925,087
Posted By noobinsf

What tires do you have on this bike? I’m looking...

What tires do you have on this bike? I’m looking around for good 26” slicks that are not Rene Herse…
07-11-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 488,156
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, that’s awesome! I know there was a steel...

Wow, that’s awesome! I know there was a steel superlight around 79-80, but I did not know they brought the name back for an aluminum frame. Very cool!
07-10-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By noobinsf

Sold

Sold
07-08-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By noobinsf

Just confirming, now that I have the headset...

Just confirming, now that I have the headset mounted with a stem adapter. BMX headset fit like a glove, as did the .833 stem adapter. Still haven’t bought a seatpost, but soon… Gratuitous shot of...
07-08-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By noobinsf

Here is the color coat, but it needs some work....

Here is the color coat, but it needs some work. Two coats of primer went on well and wet sanded smooth, but the color coat — gloss hunter green — turned to orange peel immediately, even though I used...
07-07-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By noobinsf

Bump, price drop to $180 for BF (cross posted...

Bump, price drop to $180 for BF (cross posted elsewhere for more).
07-05-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By noobinsf

Do you mean at the axles? The bike has no...

Do you mean at the axles? The bike has no eyelets, so I used these from Velo Orange:

https://velo-orange.com/collections/fender-parts/products/vo-fender-stay-mount-for-eyeletless-frames-10mm
07-05-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By noobinsf

Nice build! I agree that the Blackburn Local is a...

Nice build! I agree that the Blackburn Local is a little frustrating to set up, but I liked it well enough the few times I used it. Let me know if you solve the rattling of the platform — I was going...
07-04-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By noobinsf

I should add that I am willing to drop it off...

I should add that I am willing to drop it off somewhere if you are able to arrange a facilitator— I just want to avoid packing and shipping it myself. Don’t trust myself to do a good job…
07-03-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By noobinsf

I’m just a hair under 5’9”, and I think in its...

I’m just a hair under 5’9”, and I think in its current form, I am too stretched out with the 130mm stem and straight bars. I changed out the bars earlier to Nitto Albatross bars (same stem), and it...
07-03-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By noobinsf

No worries, here is the serial in full: ...

No worries, here is the serial in full:


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07-03-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By noobinsf

Sold

Sold
07-02-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By noobinsf

91 Univega Alpina Comp

SOLD

This is an early 90's MTB, kind of the golden age of this type of rigid steel-framed mountain bike. It's a Univega Alpina Comp, a racing bike with Ritchey and Suntour's high-level components...
07-01-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By noobinsf

I did, but I liked it better as a drop bar bike....

I did, but I liked it better as a drop bar bike. But, then, the reach… It just didn’t really suit me as a townie with VO Milan bars, and now I am itching to tinker with the other bikes in the stable...
07-01-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By noobinsf

Could you post a pic of the drive side with the...

Could you post a pic of the drive side with the chain sitting on the rear cog and front chainring that are problematic? A chain-level shot of the drivetrain from the rear would also be helpful.

My...
07-01-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By noobinsf

I received an inquiry about chainstay length, and...

I received an inquiry about chainstay length, and I measure 44.5cm from the middle of the dropout to the middle of the bottom bracket. Pics below show how I measured:

...
07-01-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By noobinsf

Replied!

Replied!
06-30-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By noobinsf

Note that the BL is the somewhat uncommon...

Note that the BL is the somewhat uncommon mid-size cage, with a 30-tooth capacity. Very cool!
06-30-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By noobinsf

Okay, I think the mystery is solved, now that I...

Okay, I think the mystery is solved, now that I tried to fit the 22.2 stem I was planning to use into the steerer, which didn't fit, and then noticed that the head tube looked pretty broad. It looks...
06-30-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By noobinsf

What’s weirder now is that I measure the outer...

What’s weirder now is that I measure the outer diameter of the seat tube at 28.6 with a wall thickness of 1.4-1.5, so the inner diameter must be 25.8 or 25.6 (outer diameter minus wall thickness x2)....
06-29-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By noobinsf

Oooh, could you maybe measure the upper part,...

Oooh, could you maybe measure the upper part, just for a ball park? At least you’re starting with the stock post.
06-29-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By noobinsf

85 Univega Alpina Uno

I just picked up this frame, and I am trying to figure out the seat post size. I have this random 25.x post that gives me different readings depending on where I put the calipers, but the most...
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