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07-11-21, 03:26 PM
06-07-21, 08:28 AM
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Posted By deux jambes

Received & replied. Sale is currently pending...

Received & replied. Sale is currently pending with another party. I'll add here though, that should the sale fall through, I'll gladly keep you next in line on the chance that you might still be...
06-06-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By deux jambes

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06-06-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By deux jambes

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05-24-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By deux jambes

PM'd

PM'd
05-09-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By deux jambes

Silca Impero frame pumps & parts

For sale: Silca Impero frame pumps and parts.

UPDATE: Only the champagne pump is left. I will include a plastic Silca schrader head along with it. All else has been sold.

ó ó ó

Impero frame...
04-19-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 705,080
Posted By deux jambes

For me, it was simply a matter of disassembling...

For me, it was simply a matter of disassembling the mechs as shown below, then swapping the bodies over to their new respective cages and pivot bolts, and finally reassembling. No challenges here....
04-16-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 705,080
Posted By deux jambes

Before: ...

Before:
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After:...
04-04-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By deux jambes

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03-30-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 394,473
Posted By deux jambes

Silver 1A winged logo. 26.0 clamp. 100 mm reach....

Silver 1A winged logo. 26.0 clamp. 100 mm reach. Iíd rate it very good condition with only minor blemishes from normal use. ...
03-17-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7,201
Views: 699,565
Posted By deux jambes

Sometimes life demands a very short headset. ...

Sometimes life demands a very short headset.

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03-16-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By deux jambes

Dang it. Someone beat you to the punch. Youíre...

Dang it. Someone beat you to the punch. Youíre next if they donít follow through.
03-14-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 394,473
Posted By deux jambes

Thank you. The CDS is definitely an option on the...

Thank you. The CDS is definitely an option on the menu if I canít find something from back in the day soon enough. The stack is pushing the limit a tad, sans washer and/or facing the headtube, it...
03-05-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,135
Posted By deux jambes

thook scarlson xiaoman1, all stand up guys. I...

thook scarlson xiaoman1, all stand up guys. I appreciate your attitudes around the ordeal, and your consideration in looking out for one another.

Iíll be shipping the levers to Ben tomorrow. And...
03-05-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,135
Posted By deux jambes

Hereís where I realized that I Fíd up. I...

Hereís where I realized that I Fíd up.

I was sent a PM earlier in the day yesterday by someone expressing interest in the levers. They asked if the ferrules were included. I posted a pic here of...
07-25-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 156,147
Posted By deux jambes

Ď84 Benotto 3000 Full Columbus SL w/...

Ď84 Benotto 3000

Full Columbus SL w/ Investment cast lugs & bottom bracket. Investment cast fork, and fork blade stiffeners.

Finish: WD-40

Headset: Dura Ace EX
Bottom Bracket : Dura Ace...
07-25-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,837
Posted By deux jambes

I rebuilt a wheelset recently. I didn’t want to...

I rebuilt a wheelset recently. I didn’t want to mess around with soup cans, a ruler, and math like I’ve done before. Going back and forth to the truing stand. It’s all too much hassle.

The...
07-25-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,530
Posted By deux jambes

After a week of riding, Iíve found the most...

After a week of riding, Iíve found the most comfortable placement for the brake levers. And today I sealed the deal by wrapping the bars:
...
07-21-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,243
Posted By deux jambes

What do you carry in your tool roll?

Iím inclining to draw plans for an under the saddle tool roll. I need one for a recent build, and Iíve been wanting a sewing project for a while,

Iím wondering, what do you carry in your tool...
07-20-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 435,312
Posted By deux jambes

I started the frame up assembly of this build 8...

I started the frame up assembly of this build 8 days ago. That included rebuilding of the wheels using original spikes, and swapping a Uniglide hub body out for Hyperglide.

I gave it its first...
07-20-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,530
Posted By deux jambes

Updates: This bike rides spectacular. Never...

Updates:

This bike rides spectacular. Never before have I been able to enjoy this same level of pure enjoyment in overall ride feel in any other bike Iíve owned.

I think itís the combination...
07-19-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,530
Posted By deux jambes

I canít say that I really have a preferred method...

I canít say that I really have a preferred method since this is the first frame Iíve ever stripped the paint from. What I can say is that the method I did use worked well.

I used Jasco Premium...
07-18-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,530
Posted By deux jambes

Thank you Van! This one was fun in that, I mostly...

Thank you Van! This one was fun in that, I mostly just let the bike build itself. I didnít invest too much ďdesignĒ into it. And Iím really pleased with the result.

My to-do list is pretty short:...
07-18-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,530
Posted By deux jambes

Thanks Law! I havenít weighed the bike yet, but...

Thanks Law! I havenít weighed the bike yet, but Iím going to guess it finished a little heavier than my target goal. Itís certainly light. But picking it up, it doesnít strike me as sub 20.
...
07-18-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,530
Posted By deux jambes

Spent the morning, and most of the afternoon...

Spent the morning, and most of the afternoon buttoning things up, and then took it out for a spin. Of course I discovered a few adjustments thatíll be needed, but overall it performed very well.
...
07-13-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By deux jambes

Clean machine! And nice photographs btw. I...

Clean machine! And nice photographs btw. I particularly appreciate the first :thumb:
07-13-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,530
Posted By deux jambes

I wish I could find the source, because it took...

I wish I could find the source, because it took forever to find it in the first place, but from what I've gathered, the number stamping on the non-drive side indicate date and size. the first number...
07-13-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,530
Posted By deux jambes

These are certainly very odd and challenging...

These are certainly very odd and challenging times, my friend. I'm sorry to hear of the impact that you and your family have felt recently. Here's wishing each and all of you full recovery from this...
07-12-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,530
Posted By deux jambes

Upon getting the frame clean, it was time to fit...

Upon getting the frame clean, it was time to fit some Dura Ace to the head tube:

...
06-28-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 435,312
Posted By deux jambes

Finally got all the paint stripped off of the...

Finally got all the paint stripped off of the Benotto. Just nooks n crannies left, to be followed up with a little cleaning/polishing, a WD-40 wipe down, and a a shot of Frame Saver inside.

...
06-19-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 435,312
Posted By deux jambes

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06-14-20, 01:07 PM
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Views: 435,312
Posted By deux jambes

Itís by no means wrenching, but since I finally...

Itís by no means wrenching, but since I finally have all the parts needed for the build, itís a step towards that direction.

Iíve tried to avoid this drastic step by taking softer measures to...
06-12-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,717
Posted By deux jambes

I had an all original Ď84 Trek 510. The Benotto...

I had an all original Ď84 Trek 510. The Benotto tape was as the OP said, not exactly comfortable. But aesthetically attractive imo. For me, I guess itís one ďcomponentĒ where Iím willing to choose...
06-06-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 891
Posted By deux jambes

6 weeks shipping, and 1 closed thread later.

Serbia! :roflmao2:


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06-05-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,834
Posted By deux jambes

Its interesting. Iíve heard that Polish post can...

Its interesting. Iíve heard that Polish post can be horribly slow. I ordered a plastic cap for a quill stem from Poland on May 20th. It arrived yesterday. Thatís just two weeks from paypal to the...
06-05-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,834
Posted By deux jambes

Iíd venture to say that postage from any region...

Iíd venture to say that postage from any region of the world is going better than this thread is.

Anyhow, just for clarification, my OP was simply meant to gather perspective from those who have...
06-05-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,834
Posted By deux jambes

That is the seller. Iím glad to hear you received...

That is the seller. Iím glad to hear you received your order from them last year.

Currently, they donít have the most impressive feedback, so thatís part of the reason Iíve grown a little...
06-04-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,834
Posted By deux jambes

I was thinking that what the UK seller told you...

I was thinking that what the UK seller told you might be the case here.

And while I hope my order will show up like yours did, Iím certainly not interested in opening a case against the seller if...
06-03-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7,201
Views: 699,565
Posted By deux jambes

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05-29-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 435,312
Posted By deux jambes

Just finished making a hardware store bike...

Just finished making a hardware store bike ďstand.Ē

...
05-28-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,639
Posted By deux jambes

Iím really enjoying how this thread has turned...

Iím really enjoying how this thread has turned out. Total surprise, full of creative ideas. But this is genius! A small parts/hardware storage tube? :D

I love it. Thanks for the great idea Mike....
05-28-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By deux jambes

The spacer is a good idea. I think most of us...

The spacer is a good idea. I think most of us would agree that the more fluid, or complete, any specific profile is on our bikes, the better. That said, I did buy an appropriate cap. Itís being...
05-27-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By deux jambes

Iím just not ready yet for this much nihilism...

Iím just not ready yet for this much nihilism this morning.
05-27-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,639
Posted By deux jambes

Indeed. Someone definitely rode the hell of these...

Indeed. Someone definitely rode the hell of these bars. And they sweat an ocean worth of perspiration while doing so.

After posting, I had that thought, “If you have to ask, then you already...
05-26-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,639
Posted By deux jambes

Yea. Screw it. I still have a few teeth left, and...

Yea. Screw it. I still have a few teeth left, and I’d like to keep ‘em. So...

Reducing the avoidable, unfortunate accident risk factor!

Just pulled the trigger on a nice looking set of 3ttt...
05-26-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7,201
Views: 699,565
Posted By deux jambes

ĒAinít nobody got time for that!Ē vai con...

ĒAinít nobody got time for that!Ē

vai con dio amica mio

...
05-23-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,698
Posted By deux jambes

Good thing these arenít in my size.

Good thing these arenít in my size.
05-23-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7,201
Views: 699,565
Posted By deux jambes

For a guy who ďresolvedĒ to NOT sink any money...

For a guy who ďresolvedĒ to NOT sink any money into a bike build during a pandemic, the mailbox has been embarrassingly hot these past few weeks. Fortunately, that action is winding down. Three of...
05-23-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,794
Posted By deux jambes

Same here! Itís fun seeing what uncommon...

Same here! Itís fun seeing what uncommon packaging folks are hanging on to. And some really cool items are showing up too. For instance. the Mafac Racer box was a total surprise!
05-22-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,794
Posted By deux jambes

Show us your empty boxes!

Because... Empty boxes! Right?

I mean, is a C&V bike build really complete without at least one empty box or other form of packaging left behind as evidence to our involvement in this impassioned...
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