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08-03-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By rccardr

Thoughtful build at a good price, very solid...

Thoughtful build at a good price, very solid stuff. Look like Shimano BL -R400 brake levers.
I’d suggest you drop the bar angle a bit and shorten the rear cable loop, though.
GLWS!
07-29-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By rccardr

Fill with slightly thickened Testors enamel, then...

Fill with slightly thickened Testors enamel, then wipe with a clean paper towel moistened (not soaked) with thinner. Voila!
07-29-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,723
Posted By rccardr

Have a lot of bikes, and at 70 years old thereís...

Have a lot of bikes, and at 70 years old thereís only so much that equipment can do to help one keep up with a fast group (Ďfastí being subjective).
All of my racing style steel bikes are fast,...
07-27-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By rccardr

Suspect those are W Cut teeth to assist in...

Suspect those are W Cut teeth to assist in shifting.
07-22-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,934,161
Posted By rccardr

Similarly, spent a lovely two hours and seventeen...

Similarly, spent a lovely two hours and seventeen minutes riding 30 miles on the Fairfax Cross County Trail.
Some concrete, some asphalt, some gravel, but all shady and womderful.
None of the...
07-19-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By rccardr

If I recall the OP's setup correctly, it's 6 or 7...

If I recall the OP's setup correctly, it's 6 or 7 speed UG Dura Ace.
DA 740X freehubs have a unique hub mounting system unlike any other Shimano freehub and also require a special tool.
Converting...
07-16-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By rccardr

Agreed. I'd be tempted to purchase a HG cassette...

Agreed. I'd be tempted to purchase a HG cassette with a 32 big cog, break it down and select the ones I wanted to use.
Using a file or a Dremel with a cutoff wheel, widen the one small notch in...
07-15-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,094
Posted By rccardr

I’d take a serious look at Panaracer GK 32’s. On...

I’d take a serious look at Panaracer GK 32’s. On older narrow (but with hooks) rims, they’ll wind up somewhere around 30-31mm.
Vittoria Graphene 30’s are another possibility but not sure they would...
07-13-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,094
Posted By rccardr

Likely the 83 Davidson. Right tool for the job...

Likely the 83 Davidson. Right tool for the job with 38's, but without the pictured front and rear rack.
...
07-13-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 262,703
Posted By rccardr

Latest (and likely last) '87 Schwinn Tempo....

Latest (and likely last) '87 Schwinn Tempo. Columbus Tenax tubing, Dura Ace 10 speed, compact MT-550 crankset, Nitto stem and bars. Respray in Hugger Orange by Jack Trumbull at Franklin Frames....
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By rccardr

'Price quotes' are easy. What a buyer actually...

'Price quotes' are easy. What a buyer actually pays for an item is often something else entirely.
Do you feel like you get a good deal on a nicely made bike? Only you can tell.
Could you sell it...
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By rccardr

I’d say it’s worth what you recently paid for it....

I’d say it’s worth what you recently paid for it.
Willing, well educated and aware seller, enthusiastic and aggressive buyer. So, that’s market price.
07-09-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 824
Posted By rccardr

If, as you say, it isnít stuck in there or...

If, as you say, it isnít stuck in there or anything, have you tried turning the frame upside down and giving it a couple of good bumps on the floor?
Who knows, might just slide right outÖ
07-08-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,863
Posted By rccardr

Wouldn’t mind seeing a few more pics of that...

Wouldn’t mind seeing a few more pics of that Battaglin…
07-07-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,188
Posted By rccardr

Thatís a great idea. We could also Sharpie our...

Thatís a great idea. We could also Sharpie our screen names on the race number plates, would make it easier to ID each other as we come across BF members on the ride.
07-05-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 75,594
Posted By rccardr

“Some kind of metallic orange” is a broad range...

“Some kind of metallic orange” is a broad range of color options.
Again, would suggest that you spend an hour at a pro automotive paint store looking at paint catalogs.
Many paints can be mixed...
07-04-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 160,984
Posted By rccardr

They can keep my 2019 registration money, I’m...

They can keep my 2019 registration money, I’m going to Cino instead!
07-04-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 981
Posted By rccardr

Those Shimano ones are all you need, anything...

Those Shimano ones are all you need, anything more expensive is just a waste of $.
06-30-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 869
Posted By rccardr

You can try a Bikingreen 46/30 110 bcd setup,...

You can try a Bikingreen 46/30 110 bcd setup, pretty sure they make them in both 4 and 5 bolt systems, and I think her current crank is 110bcd.
Larger issue may be whether you can get the FD low...
06-29-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,863
Posted By rccardr

I’m probably the member you’re thinking of with...

I’m probably the member you’re thinking of with the Pelizzoli. Finish work is incredible, but communication with them is very, very difficult. I visited the shop in Bergamo in person to get fitted,...
06-25-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9,897
Views: 1,072,377
Posted By rccardr

The DA 740X RD will handle 28 teeth. You may...

The DA 740X RD will handle 28 teeth. You may have to play with axle position in the dropouts.
Depending on elevation change, I'd go with either the stock crank or the 6207 (if you polish the 7207...
06-23-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,556
Posted By rccardr

That’s me, and it is indeed a Red Dot cap. Got...

That’s me, and it is indeed a Red Dot cap. Got it from member IAB in 2014 for the Centenario Bartali celebration and ride in Wisconsin. Best cap I own!
06-23-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9,897
Views: 1,072,377
Posted By rccardr

I recommend ones of the clincher variety.

I recommend ones of the clincher variety.
06-23-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,556
Posted By rccardr

Link to picture album: Doc Mertes | Flickr...

Link to picture album:
Doc Mertes | Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/193222933@N07/)
06-20-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,188
Posted By rccardr

I'm in!

I'm in!
06-16-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,556
Posted By rccardr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51238733133_70...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51238733133_708a84116d_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m4MUek)

What Hugh doesn’t mention Is that we had a very narrow window between thunder storms through which to...
06-16-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,556
Posted By rccardr

Mike, you are correct. This was my first time...

Mike, you are correct. This was my first time using both a front rack/bag and rear rack/trunk bag on an extended trip. Probably an extra 25-28 pounds of clothing, personal items and support...
06-15-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,556
Posted By rccardr

But let's face it, how does life get any better...

But let's face it, how does life get any better than this?
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_4316_e26ce41c742d4ea0efdc8b10f080de0af3eae378.jpg...
06-15-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,556
Posted By rccardr

There were some ...

There were some
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And some breakfast nachos...
06-15-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,556
Posted By rccardr

And a TON of great riding with four amazing &...

And a TON of great riding with four amazing & supportive friends, but for some reason 3 of them had pedal problems:...
06-15-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,556
Posted By rccardr

Lots of amazing scenery: ...

Lots of amazing scenery:
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06-15-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,556
Posted By rccardr

Lots of beer. Lots of sweat. Lots of beer. Lots...

Lots of beer. Lots of sweat. Lots of beer. Lots of climbing. Lots of stories. Lots of beer. Lots of friends:...
06-03-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,934,161
Posted By rccardr

60 miles on the fully laden Davidson...

60 miles on the fully laden Davidson waaaaaaayyyyyy out in the country. Saw six snakes on the road!
...
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By rccardr

Going price these days in the US is $50 shipped. ...

Going price these days in the US is $50 shipped.
I’d pay that.
05-31-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 808
Posted By rccardr

Can you grab the cable when it’s in the second to...

Can you grab the cable when it’s in the second to largest cog and manually pull it onto the largest cog? If so, that will confirm that aside from the cable/shifter interface, the RD is working...
05-30-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,525
Posted By rccardr

Had just finished this, which was in celebration...

Had just finished this, which was in celebration of my 60th birthday:
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But was...
05-30-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By rccardr

Don't have any 20's on hand, but a 16 is 22 X...

Don't have any 20's on hand, but a 16 is 22 X 88mm. A 25 is 26 X 106mm.
05-29-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By rccardr

Schwinn Peloton and Schwinn Prologue, both made...

Schwinn Peloton and Schwinn Prologue, both made by Panasonic for Schwinn.
Miyata 1200
05-27-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,188
Posted By rccardr

I'm trying to figure out a way to do both. Right...

I'm trying to figure out a way to do both. Right now am scheduled to ride the Dairyland Dare in early August, but if I bump that, Cino becomes possible...
05-25-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 775
Posted By rccardr

Arabesque 600EX, also called 6200, sold from 78...

Arabesque 600EX, also called 6200, sold from 78 to 83 when 6207 was introduced.
Shimano Arabesque 1978 - 1983 or 600EX groupset (http://www.thevelocollective.com/shimano-arabesque-1978-1983/)
05-24-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,934,161
Posted By rccardr

Yesterday was The Storming of Thunder Ridge, in...

Yesterday was The Storming of Thunder Ridge, in the mountains around Lynchburg, VA. Seventh time I've done this ride, which includes a 13 mile climb from the lowest point on the Blue Ridge Parkway to...
05-22-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,196
Posted By rccardr

Maybe I’m just a Crazy Old Coot, but my first...

Maybe I’m just a Crazy Old Coot, but my first rule when involved in an auto incident of any kind is to get a police report done. If injury is required in order to produce a report, well, my neck...
05-19-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,892
Posted By rccardr

Wow. Ken said he would NEVER sell that Luigino. ...

Wow. Ken said he would NEVER sell that Luigino. Must be a major life change going on.
Sadly, pretty much everything is too small for me...
05-19-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,934,161
Posted By rccardr

48 mile ride to Mason Neck with a couple of...

48 mile ride to Mason Neck with a couple of friends. Gorgeous day, putting some miles in before Thunder Ridge this weekend:
...
05-17-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,242
Posted By rccardr

Another thing to consider if you want to maintain...

Another thing to consider if you want to maintain the non-aero look but improve braking is to find a set of Shimano 105 1050 brakes. They were the first SLR levers introduced, bigger in Europe than...
05-16-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,934,161
Posted By rccardr

Oy. 90+ and 6500 feet of climbing...:cry:

Oy. 90+ and 6500 feet of climbing...:cry:
05-15-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,934,161
Posted By rccardr

165 sweet miles this week so far, all in the...

165 sweet miles this week so far, all in the company of this spectacular partner in crime:...
05-13-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 673
Posted By rccardr

That Arizona Sachs is nothing special. Looks...

That Arizona Sachs is nothing special. Looks nice if you like the way it was repainted, but otherwise, you can do much better.
Am always suspicious of bikes/frames being sold without the original...
05-12-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,934,161
Posted By rccardr

67 miles through the green, green countryside on...

67 miles through the green, green countryside on the Merckx.
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With critters!
...
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By rccardr

For a realistic valuation, touch base with Wayne...

For a realistic valuation, touch base with Wayne Bingham at Velo Classique in VA. Was just out there today and mentioned this find.
Wayne was a personal friend of Brian Bayliss and has Wizard #50...
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