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09-28-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 239,276
Posted By obrentharris

I plugged the same information as in the above...

I plugged the same information as in the above post to pirateship.com and got a price of $206, no mention of taxes or duties.
Brent
09-28-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 239,276
Posted By obrentharris

When I plug in a package 38"x28"x8" at 12 Lbs....

When I plug in a package 38"x28"x8" at 12 Lbs. into the shipping calculator at Bikeflights.com I get a price of about $200 shipping and about $160 for duties and taxes for a total of about $360 from...
09-28-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 604
Posted By obrentharris

Digging deep in the memory banks here: Keep the...

Digging deep in the memory banks here: Keep the skewers with the hubs. As I recall the skewers were larger diameter than traditional skewers and would not work with other hubs. (Maybe only the...
09-26-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,560
Posted By obrentharris

Harder for me. Easier for her. That's why...

Harder for me. Easier for her.

That's why we bought a tandem all those years ago. With our different abilities we can still ride together.

Brent
09-23-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By obrentharris

The bottom bracket is a TIG welding challenge due...

The bottom bracket is a TIG welding challenge due to the tight quarters you must work in. My guess is that the builder was still developing his TIG skills.
Brent
09-21-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 36,339
Posted By obrentharris

Yeah, tough bike choice. I've never seen the...

Yeah, tough bike choice. I've never seen the course. I might be able to run down those steps quicker than I can ride them. The lighter CX bike will be easier to carry so that will probably be my...
09-21-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,785
Posted By obrentharris

From this thread and a couple other recent...

From this thread and a couple other recent threads here and elsewhere it appears that some feel it is time to knock Confente down a notch from his celebrated status.
Some of us appreciate the lug...
09-21-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 36,339
Posted By obrentharris

There will be an "urban cyclocross" race going on...

There will be an "urban cyclocross" race going on at the same time at the same place. If you see a tall skinny guy riding a seafoam green Rock Lobster in the 60+ age group give me a little...
09-21-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,497
Posted By obrentharris

Nice job on the chainrings! I always though the...

Nice job on the chainrings!
I always though the Nervar Star cranks were rather humdrum, but they look great with the sculpted and drilled rings.
Brent
09-20-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,853
Posted By obrentharris

This is my guess also. Stems like this are...

This is my guess also. Stems like this are locked in place by a wedge-shaped piece of steel which slides on an angled cut at the bottom of the stem. The way to remove the stem is to loosen the stem...
09-18-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 71,647
Views: 11,663,832
Posted By obrentharris

There's got to be a good story behind a...

There's got to be a good story behind a Holdsworth with the tricolor on the seat stay caps and all French components!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,804
Posted By obrentharris

Six year old thread started by a new member who...

Six year old thread started by a new member who made seven posts in one day then never came back. Unlikely you will receive an answer.
Brent
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By obrentharris

DeRosa never used the fastback seat stays to my...

DeRosa never used the fastback seat stays to my knowledge. More likely North American made or British.

Give us some better photos of the frame details, not the components, and maybe we can help...
09-17-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,493
Posted By obrentharris

I understand the curiosity about where our hobby...

I understand the curiosity about where our hobby is going. I don't understand the hand wringing.

In 20 years or so I will be dead. Whether someone after me loves my 1957 Carlton or my 1961...
09-16-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By obrentharris

700x32 when the photo was taken, later 700x35. ...

700x32 when the photo was taken, later 700x35.
Brent
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By obrentharris

I see this has a sticker from a shop in Toronto. ...

I see this has a sticker from a shop in Toronto. Perhaps T-Mar can help here.
Brent
09-16-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 832
Posted By obrentharris

The Campagnolo Gran Sport/Fiamme wheelset is...

The Campagnolo Gran Sport/Fiamme wheelset is considerably older than the bike, 1950s I would guess.

Brent
09-16-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19,554
Views: 2,446,599
Posted By obrentharris

"Hike and Bike." Brent

"Hike and Bike."
Brent
09-15-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 768
Posted By obrentharris

Birthday rides weren't in my repertoire until I...

Birthday rides weren't in my repertoire until I got to an age when my diminishing strength and my own mortality became more obvious to me, around age 60. So I celebrate my birthdays now with rides...
09-15-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By obrentharris

For the type of riding you describe, "light or...

For the type of riding you describe, "light or crushed gravel and a bit of tarmac," 32mm to 35mm tires should be plenty wide. Put a pair on a bike you already have and see what you think.

Here's a...
09-14-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 71,647
Views: 11,663,832
Posted By obrentharris

Could this be a Waterford Paramount? I'm no...

Could this be a Waterford Paramount? I'm no expert on the brand but many of the details seem right.
Brent
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By obrentharris

Looks like it could be a very nice frame but, as...

Looks like it could be a very nice frame but, as others have said, definitely not a Cinelli.
It might have a Cinelli bottom bracket shell but those were available to anyone who wanted to buy them. ...
09-11-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 779
Posted By obrentharris

I like the coffee suggestion, but if that doesn't...

I like the coffee suggestion, but if that doesn't work your local auto parts store ought to be able to provide you with a liquid that is painted onto whitewall tires to turn them black. Not tan, I...
09-07-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 361,038
Posted By obrentharris

Fall River, far northeastern California: ...

Fall River, far northeastern California:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-MkQ5mWS/0/df288d4e/XL/_DSC2662-XL.jpg

Brent
09-07-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,294
Posted By obrentharris

The subject bikes are all mountain bikes. With...

The subject bikes are all mountain bikes. With 36 years of MTB experience I can assure you that disc brakes make a big difference on any kind of steep or technical terrain. Try it and find out for...
09-07-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By obrentharris

In major metropolitan areas there are quite a few...

In major metropolitan areas there are quite a few bike co-ops and community bike shops who can provide you with instruction and cheap parts. Give us an idea of where you are located and we might be...
09-07-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 321
Posted By obrentharris

Which route are you taking and what do you want...

Which route are you taking and what do you want to see in these shops?
Brent
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By obrentharris

Paging verktyg Brent

Paging verktyg
Brent
09-06-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By obrentharris

There's a reasonable number of pink ones out...

There's a reasonable number of pink ones out there. Bruce sponsored a number of racers with frames, usually pink ones. He figured they would get noticed that way.

OP, great score! I hope you enjoy...
09-06-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 655
Posted By obrentharris

It wouldn't hurt to let us know your location. ...

It wouldn't hurt to let us know your location. Among this illustrious assemblage of hoarders there might be someone local who would like to trade some clinchers for your tubulars.
Brent
09-05-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By obrentharris

acros sport, German company. Brent

acros sport, German company.

Brent
09-01-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 620
Posted By obrentharris

63rickert thanks for the detailed explanation! ...

63rickert thanks for the detailed explanation!

I've painted a few frames with modern 2-part paints, hanging the frame in a large bike box attached by a duct to a small space heater. My target...
09-01-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 620
Posted By obrentharris

Mercian still bakes on "stove" enamel....

Mercian still bakes on "stove" enamel. (https://www.merciancycles.co.uk/craftmanship/paint/) as does Argos. They spray on the paint then bake.
There may be other British shops using this technique...
08-30-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By obrentharris

Sounds like great fun to me! Brrnt

Sounds like great fun to me!
Brrnt
08-30-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By obrentharris

As repechage alluded, this is a very deep and...

As repechage alluded, this is a very deep and complicated rabbit hole.

Whose name was on the frame? Faema in this case, but Faema did not build frames.
Who did Faema contract to build the frame?...
08-30-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By obrentharris

Allegro used those. ...

Allegro used those.
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-BLN9Wxp/0/90b306db/XL/IMG_0565-XL.jpg

I'll bet juvela could provide some historical perspective for us.
Brent
08-30-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,623
Posted By obrentharris

Since I'm not comfortable using other people's...

Since I'm not comfortable using other people's photos without their permission I will leave you with this link to explore on your own. BRIAN BAYLIS...
08-26-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By obrentharris

Most autobody painters are accustomed to painting...

Most autobody painters are accustomed to painting large, gently-curved panels. Bicycle frames, with their small-diameter tubes and tight spacing around the bottom bracket and seat lug, require a very...
08-25-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By obrentharris

Adapters are easily made to fit Bruce's...

Adapters are easily made to fit Bruce's proprietary racks to standard bosses. See post #56 in THIS THREAD (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1111791-dipping-my-toes-touring-waters-3.html)....
08-10-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By obrentharris

Here is Northern California the most common...

Here is Northern California the most common vintage cyclocross bikes seem to be those made by ALAN and Colnago. We have a member here dddd who races cyclocross on a Pedersen.

Cyclocross was not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By obrentharris

What was her tire pressure? For a...

What was her tire pressure?
For a rider-plus-bike weight of 170 lbs (I'm only guessing here based on the size of the bike) I would be running 40mm tires at about 35psi or a little less in wet...
08-06-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,796
Posted By obrentharris

Strangely enough we have a couple of them in San...

Strangely enough we have a couple of them in San Francisco.
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-tGvqPDH/0/356d2cc1/XL/_DSC1371-XL.jpg

Brent
08-06-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,796
Posted By obrentharris

Here's a bit more. ...

Here's a bit more.
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-vJR8M9H/0/e40f17f3/XL/_DSC1338-XL.jpg

Brent
08-05-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,796
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-7fpd...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-7fpdBgq/0/d275a4a8/XL/_DSC1376-XL.jpg

Brent
08-04-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19,554
Views: 2,446,599
Posted By obrentharris

Great ride Randy! Your rides provide me with lots...

Great ride Randy! Your rides provide me with lots of good fuel for reminiscing. I worked at a windsurfing shop in that boathouse in 1979-80.
Brent
08-04-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,312
Posted By obrentharris

That's one highly modified Huret Alvit! My...

That's one highly modified Huret Alvit!

My vague recollection, from the 1960s when I rode a bike with the Alvit, was that frequent applications of oil kept it running well enough; as opposed to...
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By obrentharris

Somewhat, but not as difficult as short ones. ...

Somewhat, but not as difficult as short ones.
Brent
08-01-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3,245
Views: 841,972
Posted By obrentharris

I believe those "chips" are the Galmozzi rooster...

I believe those "chips" are the Galmozzi rooster stamped into the tube.
Brent
07-26-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,222
Posted By obrentharris

It has long been my observation that the primary...

It has long been my observation that the primary use that most of us make of this forum is the sharing of information. If you are here instead to promote your upcoming book I would suggest that you...
07-24-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,223
Posted By obrentharris

Their instagram account says they will be closed...

Their instagram account says they will be closed from July 25 to August 5 for their move to DeAnza Blvd. in San Jose.
Brent
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