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02-03-23, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By SJX426

Me in 1972 ...

Me in 1972
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02-01-23, 05:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 25,732
Posted By SJX426

I am no good at describing color variations. This...

I am no good at describing color variations. This totally mitigates mixing paints!
The color on the '71 changed in nearly every lighting condition. I decided no touch up attempt's. The original...
01-28-23, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By SJX426

Road Fan - You don't need a special tool to check...

Road Fan - You don't need a special tool to check the rear triangle, although I do have one. Doug Fatticc recommends using a long straight edge like a 4' level to lay across the head tube and seat...
01-27-23, 09:01 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,283
Posted By SJX426

Finally finished and ready to ride. Purchased...

Finally finished and ready to ride.
Purchased the TS-2 from obrentharris, thank you, it was well used and working fine for a limited range so disassembled and cleaned it up. Pulled a front wheel...
01-26-23, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By SJX426

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01-26-23, 06:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,127
Posted By SJX426

Beautiful bike! like the blue and the gold...

Beautiful bike! like the blue and the gold lining. Screams quality to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 06:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,552
Posted By SJX426

Those Hetchins rear stays look anything but...

Those Hetchins rear stays look anything but simple!
01-23-23, 06:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 698
Posted By SJX426

How often do you need to remove a crank when...

How often do you need to remove a crank when touring? Asking for someone else.
01-23-23, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 654,014
Posted By SJX426

The aforementioned TS-2 stand facilitated the...

The aforementioned TS-2 stand facilitated the next day's trueing of the Bianchi Wheels along with the gliuing of the rims. Tires were also glued.
Last step is to put another layer on the rims and...
01-20-23, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 678
Posted By SJX426

pastorbobnlnh - Cool shiner. IIRC they were a lot...

pastorbobnlnh - Cool shiner. IIRC they were a lot narrower, maybe half or less? Also the length was shorter. I think a shorter one would allow it to float from side to side to get the rust closer to...
01-18-23, 02:27 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,092
Posted By SJX426

Since I posted on this thread, I have acquired...

Since I posted on this thread, I have acquired two bike frames of which one satisfies my previous list. Although it hasn't been ridden yet, and it has its flaws it works. I like it aesthetically at...
01-16-23, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By SJX426

Andy_K - Great prices! Thought long and hard...

Andy_K - Great prices! Thought long and hard about the Mono's, just can't identify a use.
For anyone considering but are put off by the single pull, I can tell you the Mono's work really well with...
01-16-23, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By SJX426

Camilo - I have a 54 handy and it measures 54...

Camilo - I have a 54 handy and it measures 54 without the pump head uncompressed. The Campagnolo pump head ads 2.5 cm. It fits in a 60 cm CTC seat tube that requires it to be compressed 2cm for a...
01-12-23, 05:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,177
Posted By SJX426

I typically remove them but then most of the bike...

I typically remove them but then most of the bike I have didn't come with any. The one that did blends in so I left it on.
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01-09-23, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 769
Posted By SJX426

Extremely fast response to input

Extremely fast response to input
01-07-23, 09:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,124
Posted By SJX426

"Inch to Dingle" made me smile, like...

"Inch to Dingle" made me smile, like Pennsylvania's "Bird in Hand to Intercourse."

If you have a GPS that gives you turns, you can focus on what is around you and not trying to ID where you are...
01-07-23, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 366,528
Posted By SJX426

We put the chairs up when the robot vacuum runs. ...

We put the chairs up when the robot vacuum runs.
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01-05-23, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By SJX426

No good reason. I hear horror stories about bent...

No good reason. I hear horror stories about bent or broken axle using freewheels with 8 sprockets. Was there a hub that didn't succumb to that failure? Plus, it would be kinda cool to have nearly...
01-04-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 891
Posted By SJX426

I foolishly turned down an opportunity to have...

I foolishly turned down an opportunity to have Andy build me a frame in 2009 :(.
merziac - Congrats! Bucket list frame builder product!
01-04-23, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 654,014
Posted By SJX426

Drillium Dude - Jeff, excellent results as usual....

Drillium Dude - Jeff, excellent results as usual. I have been thinking about striping stems with blemishes (nearly all) and was wondering how they might turn out. Same with bars. I like the old logo...
01-04-23, 08:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,283
Posted By SJX426

merziac - thanks for the kind words! I found...

merziac - thanks for the kind words!

I found what I needed for mounting a bottle cage. If I could find another pair.......
01-02-23, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By SJX426

I bought one bottle, and it was not a match for...

I bought one bottle, and it was not a match for my bike. in addtiion, I am not convinced it is not latex paint. I decided to accept the Patina as the bkie looks ok at 20ft!
Did a long search on the...
01-02-23, 08:48 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,283
Posted By SJX426

Murray Missile - I decided not to age the decals....

Murray Missile - I decided not to age the decals. The bike looks pretty good at 10 ft without aging them as shown in the first pic of #75.

I am now looking for a way to mount a water bottle cage....
12-28-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,152
Posted By SJX426

I like the Texas approach, but it is missing...

I like the Texas approach, but it is missing restitution (should be 2x of value) to the victim! The state makes out with some compensation.
12-27-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,756
Posted By SJX426

Primary reason is to get away from the rest of...

Primary reason is to get away from the rest of life and reflect, therapy is so many ways, mental, physical, and spiritual. In addition, there is the freedom, all the elements of being in control and...
12-25-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,710
Posted By SJX426

Daughter gave me ...

Daughter gave me
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And I picked these up which were less than the real...
12-25-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By SJX426

I am not convinced that is an integrated HS. I...

I am not convinced that is an integrated HS. I believe the last years of the integrated HS was early '70s, unless I am mistaken.
My '71 has an integrated HS where the races are recessed into the...
12-23-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 983
Posted By SJX426

Merry Christmas to all! ...

Merry Christmas to all!
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12-21-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By SJX426

jdogg111 - You said you have a folder. What size...

jdogg111 - You said you have a folder. What size wheels? Shimano made a rear cassette with a 9 tooth sprocket. It is only compatible with itself. check it.
What size wheels do you have or what brand...
12-20-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,396
Posted By SJX426

Definitely a bucket bike! Congrats!

Definitely a bucket bike! Congrats!
12-17-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By SJX426

Nice shoes!

Nice shoes!
12-16-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 605
Posted By SJX426

Did you adjust the sleeves to just barely insert...

Did you adjust the sleeves to just barely insert into the bar? If there is enough friction between the sleeves and the bar, they might not rotate with the nut.
I am surprised there isn't a feature...
12-16-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,571
Posted By SJX426

Picked this up in Feb, 2012, 1984 Trek 610, just...

Picked this up in Feb, 2012, 1984 Trek 610, just so I could have a bike in the process of moving from Portland, OR to DC.
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12-15-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,801
Posted By SJX426

Any thing I do related to bikes is a win for me....

Any thing I do related to bikes is a win for me. The standouts are the acquisition of the Bianchi
So I don't repeat a picture to avoid a ticket from the "repeat picture police"...
12-14-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 577
Posted By SJX426

I use another tool llike this one to get it to...

I use another tool llike this one to get it to 100PSI then use the Silca floor pump to take it the rest of the way.
Amazon.com: Tire Pressure Gauge with Inflator (170 PSI) - Air Pressure Gauge for...
12-14-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,637
Posted By SJX426

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This surprised me as I hadn't known...
12-12-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By SJX426

IMHO, any approach is prematurely wearing out the...

IMHO, any approach is prematurely wearing out the rim. I don't do anything and as stated, it is part of the Patina. There are diminishing opportunities for C&V replacements over time.
Sanding or...
12-09-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,111
Posted By SJX426

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12-08-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,122
Posted By SJX426

Guilty! I have tried to refrain for using the...

Guilty! I have tried to refrain for using the same pictures. In fact, I took the De Rosa to the back yard to try to get some good ones. Didn't work. Garage doors are much easier.
The Colnago rarely...
12-07-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,111
Posted By SJX426

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Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By SJX426

boludo - I would not dismiss this fame. It may be...

boludo - I would not dismiss this fame. It may be a local build but it look like decent quality. Just because it can't be identified doesn't mean it isn't a good bike.
12-07-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 394
Posted By SJX426

Oldairhead - Not a skewer engineer either but I...

Oldairhead - Not a skewer engineer either but I can say that as an engineer, I have been skewered.
Looked at a number of bikes and they are pretty consistent except the last one, whose skewer is too...
12-03-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,111
Posted By SJX426

This one is a little rough. Couple of C&V...

This one is a little rough. Couple of C&V representative items of some interest to me.
!,. these are the index shifters used on about 3+ groups including Superbe Pro.
2. The calipers are the...
12-03-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 59,048
Posted By SJX426

I have not kept uip! Last post was 2014. Have...

I have not kept uip! Last post was 2014. Have added these
1984 Trek760 as a progect bike from the PO.
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12-02-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,111
Posted By SJX426

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on Flickr
12-02-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,111
Posted By SJX426

Not sure how to play but this is one of my...

Not sure how to play but this is one of my favorite pics of the newest build.
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12-01-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 311,043
Posted By SJX426

Drillium Dude - great articulation of the...

Drillium Dude - great articulation of the mechanics of the ride characteristics! I concucr. pastorbobnlnh - I have gone as high as 140F/145R when it started getting too rough for me. I really like my...
11-30-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,152
Posted By SJX426

Crap!

Crap!
11-30-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 311,043
Posted By SJX426

I am with Drillium Dude on tire pressures. The...

I am with Drillium Dude on tire pressures. The favorite tires are the Vittoria Corsa G+ with 125F/135R Lower pressures have been tried but the ride is not as good IME. This is true for both...
11-30-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5,596
Views: 587,187
Posted By SJX426

SurferRosa - Thanks! Got a washer. Just trying to...

SurferRosa - Thanks! Got a washer. Just trying to justify $40+ for a pair of caps!
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