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05-22-22, 12:31 PM
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Posted By BFisher

First ride on the 23mm Vittoria Corsa G2.0 tires...

First ride on the 23mm Vittoria Corsa G2.0 tires today. LOVE them! Oh, so smooth! Just an amazing tire.
Only stopped for one pic. Statue of Attilio "Rocky" Castellani, who was born in Luzerne, PA:...
05-21-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,854
Posted By BFisher

Thank you for sharing all of this. What an...

Thank you for sharing all of this. What an enjoyable thread!

Many smooth miles on that incredible machine!
05-19-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,044
Posted By BFisher

Maybe not too much of a conundrum if the Cinelli...

Maybe not too much of a conundrum if the Cinelli was originally sold as a frameset. No originality to the build, so apply it to the best fitting frameset all smiles.

Beautiful bikes, especially...
05-18-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 273
Posted By BFisher

Apparently there were a few different versions of...

Apparently there were a few different versions of these hubs, with varying dimensions:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1202866-maillard-700-professional-hub-cones-sizing.html

Outside...
05-17-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,068
Posted By BFisher

Point being, the risk is much greater with wax...

Point being, the risk is much greater with wax than with common vegetable oils, despite what you've read.

Wax on.
05-17-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,068
Posted By BFisher

The flash point of plain paraffin wax is around...

The flash point of plain paraffin wax is around 390F.

The flash point of common vegetable oils is around 600F.
05-17-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,068
Posted By BFisher

There is a risk, especially with a gas range....

There is a risk, especially with a gas range. Over a certain temperature, the wax becomes vapor, and combustible.
05-16-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 68,926
Views: 11,126,471
Posted By BFisher

54cm Ironman Red

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/717809356300392/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post
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05-16-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By BFisher

Nice to have those options/parts availability. ...

Nice to have those options/parts availability.
I have one English and one Italian 5500 BB here (length for triple). I sourced the Italian before the scourge was released.
05-16-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,366
Posted By BFisher

Seat forward always reminds me of bikes like the...

Seat forward always reminds me of bikes like the 1925 Appelhans track bike at Classic Cycle US. Love the copper plating.

Appelhans Track Bike (http://classiccycleus.com/home/willy-appelhans/)
05-15-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,538
Posted By BFisher

Welcome, DBDad! Deals are still out there if...

Welcome, DBDad!

Deals are still out there if you look hard enough. Was at a bike swap last week and there were deals aplenty.

Last year I scored this '88 Schwinn for $150. ...
05-15-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 390
Posted By BFisher

This is a great suggestion.

This is a great suggestion.
05-14-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 390
Posted By BFisher

Can't say whether that front mech would handle...

Can't say whether that front mech would handle the triple. Maybe?

Yeah, I'd go long cage in the rear. Lots of options from Suntour that would work fine - VGT, VXGT, Cyclone, and more.
05-14-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 390
Posted By BFisher

BB spindle length will depend on whatever crank...

BB spindle length will depend on whatever crank you choose.

I doubt the short cage Altus LT would handle the range of a triple. They did make a long cage version of the Altus LT.

Those...
05-13-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 821
Posted By BFisher

How much am I losing...?

Well, depending on whether you are coupling your pedal choice with wide or narrow tires at low or high pressures,
and if you happen to be using either wax or oil, or even WD40 as chain lube,
then...
05-13-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,164
Posted By BFisher

You know what I love about threads like this? ...

You know what I love about threads like this?

I went and did some sleuthing just for grins, and discovered...






...Excel Sports has Vittoria Corsa G 2.0 two-packs on sale for $99.99....
05-13-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By BFisher

You'll need an Octalink V1 bottom bracket in...

You'll need an Octalink V1 bottom bracket in 109.5 length for the FC-6500 crankset. A BB-6500 can be hard to find, but you can use a BB-5500 bottom bracket. Jenson has them in English threading for...
05-11-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,063
Posted By BFisher

From the official Cino Rider page: "This year...

From the official Cino Rider page:
"This year has a theme vintage mountain bikes! Of course traditional Cino bikes are still welcome, but so is your 1979 MountainBike!"

Hardly seems like a...
05-11-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By BFisher

What would you consider a moderate price for a...

What would you consider a moderate price for a tire?

Biketiresdirect.com has Michelin Pro4 Endurance and Service Course options in stock for $41.99 and $43.91 each respectively.

I have a set...
05-11-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18,862
Views: 2,312,495
Posted By BFisher

Great day for a ride here in the Northeast. Temps...

Great day for a ride here in the Northeast. Temps in the upper 60s and sunny, but almost hit 80 later in the day.
Just my out and back river route, but snapped a pick of today's weapon of choice. ...
05-10-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,467
Posted By BFisher

I have a pair of Samir Saminox 27" rims here that...

I have a pair of Samir Saminox 27" rims here that may get built into a wheelset one day. They're nice enough.

Maybe.

The rain thing - heard it enough. Don't know why it needs to be a mandatory...
05-09-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,170
Posted By BFisher

I'm not a therapist, but can play one on the...

I'm not a therapist, but can play one on the internet.

What you have is known in the League of Internet Amateur Rehabilitation Specialists as FNOS, or Fear of New Old Stock, scientifically known...
05-08-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,083
Posted By BFisher

67Carlton, congratulations and Happy Mother's Day...

67Carlton, congratulations and Happy Mother's Day to the new momma.

The build looks great so far!
05-07-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,503
Posted By BFisher

Yeah, nasty wet out there today. Still, a decent...

Yeah, nasty wet out there today. Still, a decent amount of people showed up, considering.

I'm glad it's back, and thankful for those who set up. I spent about an hour there, got soaked, but...
05-06-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,503
Posted By BFisher

Bumping this thread. Trexlertown Velofest is...

Bumping this thread.

Trexlertown Velofest is tomorrow at the velodrome and I will be there.

Hope to see a good turn out.
05-06-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By BFisher

Looks like it's back on the market. :innocent: ...

Looks like it's back on the market. :innocent:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/275289996892?hash=item40188ffe5c:g:lo4AAOSwKoNiaNr1
05-05-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By BFisher

I love that feeling.

I love that feeling.
05-05-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 909
Posted By BFisher

That's a beautiful bike! If you get some...

That's a beautiful bike! If you get some outdoor/ride pics, be sure to post them.

Nice job.
05-03-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,063
Posted By BFisher

A little envious here at times of you all who can...

A little envious here at times of you all who can travel and make these awesome rides happen in such fantastic locations.

Never having attended either event, call me a potential...
05-03-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,746
Posted By BFisher

https://www.shoppok.com/reading/a,28,161731,Schwin...

https://www.shoppok.com/reading/a,28,161731,Schwing-bike----150--Reading-.htmSchwing bike - $150 (Reading)...
05-03-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5,068
Views: 562,342
Posted By BFisher

scarlson, nice looking arrows you have there. ...

scarlson, nice looking arrows you have there.

I also enjoy shooting traditional, though it has been too long. Mine are recurves; never shot a longbow.
05-03-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By BFisher

Have you measured to confirm that the headset...

Have you measured to confirm that the headset cups are slightly oversized? That would be my first step.

You could test fit another set of cups if you have some. Head tube could be slightly out of...
04-30-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,741
Posted By BFisher

echoplex, I saw that for sale. It had been listed...

echoplex, I saw that for sale. It had been listed before for quite a while. I hope it cleans up for you. The images did look rough.
04-30-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By BFisher

Resonance? My Colnago produces La Musica's...

Resonance?

My Colnago produces La Musica's prologue from Monteverdi's L'Orfeo.

But only if I ride it just right.
04-28-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By BFisher

I say a custom name would go well with the...

I say a custom name would go well with the planned upgrades. Jack Taylor? Bo-ring.

How about Jack Schidt?
04-28-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,976
Posted By BFisher

Location has a lot to do with it. Online, sure....

Location has a lot to do with it. Online, sure. I've seen tons of them.

Locally, I have seen one in the last ten years - an Atala Grand Prix that suffered severe front end damage.

But, it's...
04-28-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,519
Posted By BFisher

Personally, I keep fivers as they are anymore ...

Personally, I keep fivers as they are anymore

Let's see; my Super Course and my humble Humber are both 2x5. One uses a TDC with very low mileage, and the other an Atom. One is Campy Nuovo Gran...
04-27-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 795
Posted By BFisher

From the OP's album: ...

From the OP's album:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/580x435/80-_762116848315713323_5a2dba37f90dfad4e1833eb21f1f31342ce1658d.jpg...
04-22-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 421
Posted By BFisher

El Chaba, the varying experiences I read...

El Chaba, the varying experiences I read regarding modern chains on vintage drivetrains are interesting.

My experience has been the opposite. I have a bike that is set up with a Campy NR, a...
04-22-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18,862
Views: 2,312,495
Posted By BFisher

Little ride up the east side of the Susquehanna,...

Little ride up the east side of the Susquehanna, and back down the west side. 39+ miles, 2600+ feet climbed. Did a few gravel roads, some ridiculously steep. Had to walk it a little bit.
Great day...
04-18-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 10,008
Posted By BFisher

If not, there's always scrap metal, pop rivets,...

If not, there's always scrap metal, pop rivets, and JB weld.

In other words, that'll buff right out, really.

This year's challenge has me semi-searching for an appropriate POS after my DNF last...
04-18-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 340
Posted By BFisher

Yeah, it seems I've found myself with a glut of...

Yeah, it seems I've found myself with a glut of 610s, and no 750s.

All is taken care of, thanks to Mr. Lerner.
04-18-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 340
Posted By BFisher

Email sent to nlerner. bwilli88, I'll keep...

Email sent to nlerner.
bwilli88, I'll keep you in mind.

Thank you both for responding.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,704
Posted By BFisher

Enve's website uses the fact that the motor...

Enve's website uses the fact that the motor vehicle industry is all hookless/tubeless as a sort of reasoning for trying to adapt that technology to bicycles.

What it seems to be is a leap...
04-17-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 340
Posted By BFisher

Thanks for the links. Will go that route if I...

Thanks for the links. Will go that route if I must, but was hoping someone here was holding.
04-17-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 340
Posted By BFisher

WTB Weinmann or Dia-Compe 750 Rear Caliper

Looking for a rear Weinmann or Dia-Compe 750 caliper in good condition.

Thanks.

Part found. Many thanks to all responders.
04-17-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18,862
Views: 2,312,495
Posted By BFisher

Happy Birthday, nlerner!

Happy Birthday, nlerner!
04-16-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,236
Posted By BFisher

Bargains Galore? Maybe even open up the sickness...

Bargains Galore? Maybe even open up the sickness to those who couldn't/wouldn't afford this stuff? Then another gradual increase in demand/prices?
Cycles.

Or, it just wanes. It all depends on how...
04-16-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,236
Posted By BFisher

Forced to sell quickly, but the stipulations...

Forced to sell quickly, but the stipulations don't seem to indicate so. Seems narrowed way down to find that one perfect buyer who may not exist. Hope it sells.
04-14-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By BFisher

I'm glad Sunrace produces freewheels, but they...

I'm glad Sunrace produces freewheels, but they can sometimes have issues. Just really no high-end option left. The tech has moved on to cassettes.

I've had mostly good luck with Sunrace, but did...
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