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09-17-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 993
Posted By tiger1964

I just flew in from the living room and, boy, are...

I just flew in from the living room and, boy, are my arms tired! ;) Well, more my hands than my arms. Just finished up doing the first two wheels with the Kapton-style tape. Spent much time with...
09-17-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By tiger1964

:thumb: That looks like the Helicoil that I...

:thumb:

That looks like the Helicoil that I installed in a cylinder head for my old Datsun 510 for a stripped spark plug hole, which I then flogged unmercifully for years afterwards. If the...
09-16-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By tiger1964

So, instead of stress riser cracks, it just...

So, instead of stress riser cracks, it just bends.;)
09-16-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By tiger1964

Not my style but might really pop on a black or...

Not my style but might really pop on a black or forest green frame. Wonder if they'd make a package deal for a full gruppo (I did not see hubs, however).

Hmm, a Regina Oro freewheel worthy of the...
09-15-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 993
Posted By tiger1964

By the way, tubeless tire tape sounded like a...

By the way, tubeless tire tape sounded like a solution until I went to Bike Tires Direct, and all far too wide that they list and I really don't feel like cutting it laboriously to a narrower width....
09-14-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 993
Posted By tiger1964

"Sold per pair (enough to complete one...

"Sold per pair (enough to complete one wheelset)." And it's reusable. :thumb: Disclaimer: I haven't used the above products specifically. But Pacenti blue tape and Stan's tape work on the same...
09-10-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By tiger1964

Willing to try leather bar tape. Interesting...

Willing to try leather bar tape.

Interesting website, I see they offer leather strap helmets. My wife would beat me to death with it if I bought one, she threw my old one away.



Reminds me...
09-07-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By tiger1964

I'd think "appearance" would be impacted by the...

I'd think "appearance" would be impacted by the type of screw selected. Instead of a straight-slot head, perhaps an Allen-key buttonhead machine screw might look a little more Campyesque?
09-06-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,919
Posted By tiger1964

Maybe! I do have a period -- if not even older --...

Maybe! I do have a period -- if not even older -- aluminum "Allez" bottle polished up and saving for a different (1958 Drysdale) project. That said, I wonder what's lurking in the bottom of that one...
09-06-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By tiger1964

Saves 0.001 grams, maybe?

Saves 0.001 grams, maybe?
09-06-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By tiger1964

Not certain of the exact diameter needed, but...

Not certain of the exact diameter needed, but perhaps this? Velo Orange Step-Down ferrule (https://velo-orange.com/collections/cables-housing/products/tapered-housing-cap-5mm-to-4mm)
09-06-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 993
Posted By tiger1964

Well, one thing I won't be doing is changing rims...

Well, one thing I won't be doing is changing rims to better fit the tires. ;) And I think I need to check, I bought a bead jack a while back, but to carry it I'd need to replace every under-seat bag...
09-05-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,919
Posted By tiger1964

Somehow I suspect you are correct. That said......

Somehow I suspect you are correct. That said... no convulsions. YET.

When my brother did a 4 year stint in the Navy, he parked his racing bikes. Once out of the service, he brought one of the...
09-05-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 993
Posted By tiger1964

Uh... why? What's wrong and what rim tape is...

Uh... why? What's wrong and what rim tape is better? I'm ready for old rubber strips -- if those are even available anymore.



THIS!!!!! Sadly, too many months between when I mounted the tires...
09-05-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,919
Posted By tiger1964

Finally got a shakedown ride today. I am very...

Finally got a shakedown ride today. I am very pleased with the results. I think the top tube is a wee bit long for my build, long legs but short arms/torso; I don't think I'll find a much shorter...
09-05-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 993
Posted By tiger1964

Continental GP5000 Tour de France tan: PROBLEM?

I’ve been GP5000’s for a while and used to ride on GP4000’s, no issues. But I bought some of these “special edition” tanwall 700x25’s, two pair, and put one pair on my 1961 Gitane. They look great!
...
08-22-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 514
Posted By tiger1964

Looks sharp. I hope he does not get a flat.

Looks sharp. I hope he does not get a flat.
08-21-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By tiger1964

But those were the two components that caught my...

But those were the two components that caught my eye. Work well together? Might be fun to keep them that way. :thumb:
08-20-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,986
Posted By tiger1964

Well, it wouldn't have made the final cut of the...

Well, it wouldn't have made the final cut of the YouTube video, for sure.;)
08-20-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,942
Posted By tiger1964

Perhaps someone tried to one-up tied-n-soldered...

Perhaps someone tried to one-up tied-n-soldered wheels, and had this idea while drinking.



I'd rather see hubs with a 20cm flange, however! :love: Hi-hi-hi-hi flange... Just think of the...
08-19-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,986
Posted By tiger1964

I'm new to waxing, read that re-waxing every few...

I'm new to waxing, read that re-waxing every few hundred miles is the practice. Do you clean in mineral spirits that often before re-waxing?
08-13-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,240
Posted By tiger1964

Thinking of all the beautiful restored or...

Thinking of all the beautiful restored or original Cinellis, Colnagos and DeRosas I've seen offered here on the For Sale sub-forum, i could get quite a collection for the purchase price of just this...
08-13-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By tiger1964

Hard to tell in photos online, but might be a...

Hard to tell in photos online, but might be a different color.
...
08-12-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By tiger1964

Looks like an interesting project for someone...

Looks like an interesting project for someone with a 3D printer to replicate.
08-12-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,123
Posted By tiger1964

Well, I guess I now know what they do with the...

Well, I guess I now know what they do with the rest of the mink after they remove the pelt. :eek:

"​​​​​​​MMM, mink; tastes like squirrel or ground hog" (do not ask me how I know about those)
...
08-12-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By tiger1964

I wonder if the "copper tone" paint option was...

I wonder if the "copper tone" paint option was the same one used on countless Schwinn stationary bikes. Presumably would look much better on a Paramount, but talk about stigma! :eek:
08-12-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,123
Posted By tiger1964

Willing to try it, probably less "invasive" than...

Willing to try it, probably less "invasive" than bathroom mold/mildew product.

Plus, now have a digital thermometer with humidity readout in the basement in addition to the dehumidifier, won't...
08-11-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By tiger1964

I suspect it would most affect e-bike prices and...

I suspect it would most affect e-bike prices and availability, as car owners would want the "boost" of an e-bike if they were to ride.

Our next 4-wheeled purchase is planned for 2023, I hope the...
08-11-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,123
Posted By tiger1964

It hurts to read this. I recently had a humidity...

It hurts to read this. I recently had a humidity spike in the basement, and I found some mold growing on the handlebar tape of the bike I am rising most these days and, critically, on the otherwise...
08-10-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By tiger1964

Didn't know he was a friend; my wife says to...

Didn't know he was a friend; my wife says to offer you six squirrels and a feral cat for him.

Frame too small for me, but GLWS.
08-09-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,743
Posted By tiger1964

I'd normally vote "always silver", but your...

I'd normally vote "always silver", but your comment has merit. Yeah, the various bands of contrast add interest.
08-09-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 929
Posted By tiger1964

I know I've seen a gadget to allow a braze-on FD...

I know I've seen a gadget to allow a braze-on FD to be mounted lower, I presume for teeny chainrings; but unsure of source. I wonder if such a part might be reversible, to allow mounting the FD...
08-08-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 868
Posted By tiger1964

That is so cool. Better still, so the...

That is so cool.



Better still, so the OP can build it up any way he likes.
08-07-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By tiger1964

These look great. I seem to recall, earlier...

These look great.

I seem to recall, earlier in the 70's a similar design but steel. Rode with a guy a few times that had installed a set. Well, the advantages of an alloy version are obvious, so...
08-07-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By tiger1964

Well, these wheels looked clean to me (per a...

Well, these wheels looked clean to me (per a previous topic, I bought an entire bike for a Superbe gruppo to transfer to my frame; everything looked so pristine I didn't polish any parts, just...
08-06-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 762
Posted By tiger1964

Hmm, makes me think about repurposing Champagne,...

Hmm, makes me think about repurposing Champagne, Prosecco and Cava corks on French, Italian and Spanish bikes respectively as end plugs.

As for end grips, unless they fail/wear out very quickly,...
08-06-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By tiger1964

Lots of detail there. Overall, I think I'm pretty...

Lots of detail there. Overall, I think I'm pretty gentle with the wheel, tire and tube during assembly and flat repair, I guess it's possible I displaced the rim tape but it somehow does not seem...
08-06-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By tiger1964

2 topics about flats

Perhaps I should have two topics, but this seems more economical of forum space.

(A) OK, just had my second flat of the season, without running over anything. In both cases, one front and one...
08-06-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By tiger1964

They look so similar there's probably some guy in...

They look so similar there's probably some guy in Italy doing private-label cans for a lot of companies.;)
08-05-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By tiger1964

I know I say this for everything -- but doesn't...

I know I say this for everything -- but doesn't Park Tool make a tool for this? :p

Oh, wait, photo in post #1 says "made in France". So I presume a different size and the tool does not fit.
08-05-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By tiger1964

Looks like the OP's is a 32-gallon Blue Hawk,...

Looks like the OP's is a 32-gallon Blue Hawk, likely from Lowe's; I've had mixed results with these. Early ones held up well, later models crack readily.

Oh, wait, wrong forum. :o
08-04-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By tiger1964

I you thought resistance is futile, you will be...

I you thought resistance is futile, you will be assimilated, before... wait until you've been on this forum a while.

Thr DOES look like a nice bike.
08-04-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,517
Posted By tiger1964

Wow, where do you attach the steam engine and the...

Wow, where do you attach the steam engine and the leather belt?
08-03-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By tiger1964

You might be on to something here. Did...

You might be on to something here. Did "oversized" bottles evolve after DT shifters became passe?
08-03-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By tiger1964

:thumb::thumb:​​​​​​​:thumb:​​​​​​​ Perfect.

:thumb::thumb:​​​​​​​:thumb:​​​​​​​

Perfect.
08-01-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,180
Posted By tiger1964

All these years, never ridden on, or worked on, a...

All these years, never ridden on, or worked on, a bike with rod brakes. Need to try one out some day.



Neat name. Needs a Commer Cob to haul it around in.
07-30-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By tiger1964

A neat resource. I copied the Palo Alto oval, had...

A neat resource. I copied the Palo Alto oval, had a friend change image size to almost 8.5x11, and bought T-shirt transfer paper too make some t-shirts. Then had to buy a new printer. Then realized...
07-29-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 890
Posted By tiger1964

I think the photo in post #1 shows a decal that...

I think the photo in post #1 shows a decal that well fills the open area on the seat tube. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
07-28-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,669
Posted By tiger1964

Been checking out eBay looking for any of these...

Been checking out eBay looking for any of these options mentioned for a while now, unobtanium unless I want to spend $350+ on a used headset. :cry:
07-02-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By tiger1964

Still waiting to locate a box to send this along...

Still waiting to locate a box to send this along to its new owner.



Yes, there is such a locating hole in the "claw", as you describe, for the end of the tension spring. Compared to the...
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