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09-17-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By repechage

Phil was a small producer, they did not have...

Phil was a small producer, they did not have model years. the hub shells are different than the prior three part assemblies that had a steel center.
Good question, but I was away from bicycle shops...
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By repechage

Screams French to me. But of english threading......

Screams French to me. But of english threading...
You verify the fork steerer threading and quill diameter?
09-17-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 327
Posted By repechage

The crosscut and crisscross I observed were...

The crosscut and crisscross I observed were pretty decent choices.
had there been one in my size when I looked, I would have purchased one.

bought a Ritchey instead.
I would have set aside the...
09-16-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By repechage

Fork needs to be studied- the crown race region...

Fork needs to be studied- the crown race region looks odd- shows a brass fillet, non standard practice.

I would really want to look inside the steerer to examine if the steerer to crown has been...
09-16-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,772
Posted By repechage

Bikes to have in a collection to grab attention- ...

Bikes to have in a collection to grab attention-

Confente - that might totally deplete the bike fund.

Rene Herse or Alex Singer

Colnago Super -1973 or prior

Masi Gran Criterium - 1976 or...
09-16-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By repechage

Often strategic or by decades weathering is...

Often strategic or by decades weathering is sealed in a two part clear coat.

it’s a look
09-15-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By repechage

I would call those hubs generation 3 at least....

I would call those hubs generation 3 at least. 80's vintage or even early 90's.
09-15-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By repechage

Martanos have a definite cross section, at least...

Martanos have a definite cross section, at least before they outsourced and added eyelets near the end.
The big advantage of them was the machined sidewalls. They trued up really well.
I have...
09-15-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By repechage

If you are a subject of her Royal Highness, Her...

If you are a subject of her Royal Highness, Her Majestry the Queen of England.
09-14-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By repechage

Mavic had rims without eyelets the sticker...

Mavic had rims without eyelets
the sticker witness suggests Super Champion but labels often fail at the corners.
I do not recall super champion rims lacking eyelets, AVA, but totally different...
09-13-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By repechage

Maybe- a steeper seat tube angle will shorten the...

Maybe- a steeper seat tube angle will shorten the top tube, that with everything else static will reduce the distance to the head tube. Reach, as measured in slop top tube modern bikes, is the...
09-13-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 951
Posted By repechage

The Schwinn Varsity is a blackwall tire bike. I...

The Schwinn Varsity is a blackwall tire bike.
I do have some blackwall tires on bikes that came that way to me. I will use them up and they will be retired.
Replies: 22
Views: 558
Posted By repechage

my cool Christmas present was 1966, the 1967...

my cool Christmas present was 1966, the 1967 model Schwinn Sting-Ray three speed stickshift.
it was the Hit of the apartment building.
every adult wanted to try it.
the apartment manager was Gaga...
09-12-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By repechage

Last shop on Narbonne was Bike-o-Rama they...

Last shop on Narbonne was Bike-o-Rama
they moved- cruiser, fixie, BMX

Smith’s is there, the elder knows what dead inventory they have. I did clean them out of step down furreles. Some odd sized...
09-12-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By repechage

Good candidate for 3D printing. there are a few...

Good candidate for 3D printing.
there are a few here who know Solidworks - a good vehicle I think to create, but with 3D printing the decent return for machine time is to create a dense array of...
09-12-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By repechage

Round of 👏 applause

Round of 👏 applause
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By repechage

The book No Hands excellent read on the...

The book

No Hands

excellent read on the history of Schwinn

out of print
crazy prices on Amazon last i looked
local library?
09-11-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By repechage

Really hard to assess the frame geometry from the...

Really hard to assess the frame geometry from the detail images.
my hunch-
80’s Italian bikes were getting shorter.
53.5 is Short.... but what may also be a factor is the seat tube angle, steepen...
09-09-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 802
Posted By repechage

Here is an detail image from a Schwinn catalog. ...

Here is an detail image from a Schwinn catalog.
took a bit of time to find a near side view.
you could set up your bike and relative eye point position and compare.
...
09-09-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By repechage

I was very bummed back then about it. I suggest...

I was very bummed back then about it. I suggest take it apart and review the upper pin integrity.
The body on these was dimensionally the same, you could purchase a later circlip body (whole unit...
09-09-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 802
Posted By repechage

on these bikes that change in geometry is...

on these bikes that change in geometry is significant.
And yes, I was attempting to rattle you into action.
Visit the thecabe and get their opinion, there are many many Schwinn enthusiasts there.
Replies: 22
Views: 558
Posted By repechage

in 1972, add another 15%. I looked at one, just...

in 1972, add another 15%.
I looked at one, just beyond my price point and on backorder.
I had been saving for 30+ months, bought something else.
09-09-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By repechage

SoCal is too expensive unless you won the lottery...

SoCal is too expensive unless you won the lottery or bought in at the last low point say, 1995.

An impressive haul but on the flip side a burden.
Replies: 22
Views: 558
Posted By repechage

a bit concerned abut the possible breakthrough...

a bit concerned abut the possible breakthrough rust on the downtube, You know what to do.

I have one of these in OEM time capsule condition. I don't ride it, but it is fun to look at.
09-07-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By repechage

The image of the mechanism shown might be too far...

The image of the mechanism shown might be too far gone to fix, the connection between the steel pivot and the aluminum body might be compromised.

the early design of this mechanism did rely on...
09-07-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,990
Posted By repechage

In a Japan language company, everything.

In a Japan language company, everything.
09-07-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 802
Posted By repechage

You may believe as you wish. Test, don't guess....

You may believe as you wish.
Test, don't guess.
drop the fork, (the headset undoubtedly needs repacking anyway, these were not well sealed, the bearings are caged, so things wont skitter on the...
09-06-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 538
Posted By repechage

Scrap a bunch of the info and strategies learned...

Scrap a bunch of the info and strategies learned from years of cars and motorcycle restoration experience.

it is not terribly difficult, but attempting to directly translate stuff will cause...
09-05-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 588
Posted By repechage

The more fun version was run across some items...

The more fun version was run across some items and I do not recall exactly from where they came. ( for a short time I bought various “lots” of parts, some can be attributed to that )

I did buy a...
09-05-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,990
Posted By repechage

but do they read and speak Japanese?

but do they read and speak Japanese?
09-05-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By repechage

Primary point of failure on these is the...

Primary point of failure on these is the fiberglass liner at the bottom bracket shell
a nuisance not an “imminent death” deal.

agree that any surface cracks in the paint are to be evaluated.
...
09-04-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,990
Posted By repechage

Press secretaries who do not speak The native...

Press secretaries who do not speak The native corporate language. They do the best they can.
I listened to one talk about chains... how he skipped over Uniglide ( a failure ) as a stepping stone to...
09-04-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By repechage

They look the part, I have a few pair some as old...

They look the part, I have a few pair some as old as1975. All leather, an 80’s pair with the nylon sole and mesh uppers, the style with the side by side adjustable cleats. I even bought a spare pair...
09-04-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,990
Posted By repechage

not sure how well that commitment will age

not sure how well that commitment will age
09-04-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,990
Posted By repechage

You can upgrade to Campagnolo Paris Roubaix

You can upgrade to Campagnolo Paris Roubaix
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By repechage

Might have to reassess - unsure of the top tube...

Might have to reassess - unsure of the top tube condition.
09-01-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 18,650
Posted By repechage

Fire season is now year round in California with...

Fire season is now year round in California with the drought.
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By repechage

More than likely a Nuova Strada contract built...

More than likely a Nuova Strada
contract built for Masi USA
good chance painted in the USA

has value even with a rusty fork
you mentioned frame but show a whole bike.

frame and fork with...
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By repechage

the pair with looks correct to me, prior to the...

the pair with looks correct to me, prior to the numeric threading description, of the secret code era, one groove.
09-01-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 18,650
Posted By repechage

C&V rides are always “loose” Safer that way. ...

C&V rides are always “loose”
Safer that way.

I did trust Baylis.
some pleasant riders are just downright dangerous.
09-01-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 18,650
Posted By repechage

Cino California Or, "we don't need no...

Cino California

Or, "we don't need no stink'n numbers"
09-01-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 18,650
Posted By repechage

If it were a non-profit, sure. run a bit...

If it were a non-profit, sure.

run a bit more like a fraudster event, not as much money at risk, but the analogy to the Fyre Festival comes to mind.

continuing to accept registrations for the...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By repechage

the local Salvation Army store sells bikes that...

the local Salvation Army store sells bikes that need complete overhauls and lots of obvious flaws for $140.99
09-01-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By repechage

Merckx sized.

Merckx sized.
09-01-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By repechage

Cut off the element then, otherwise just extra...

Cut off the element then, otherwise just extra friction in the system.
09-01-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By repechage

I have posted others, you have not been keeping...

I have posted others, you have not been keeping watch.
09-01-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 18,650
Posted By repechage

those who obtained info actively pestered for it....

those who obtained info actively pestered for it.

a form of don’t ask, don’t tell
09-01-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 18,650
Posted By repechage

Well, they really want to limit participation if...

Well, they really want to limit participation if April 29 is not a typo. It’s a Friday in 2022

4/29/2023 is a Saturday though.
08-31-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,020
Posted By repechage

There is a 5 pin GS crank, rare but out there....

There is a 5 pin GS crank, rare but out there. Has the Record look.
When I was racing it was 47x15 (44x14 was allowed too) to stay with the cat 1's it was hummingbird legs.
08-31-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By repechage

Corsa Record is why Shimano ate Campagnolo's...

Corsa Record is why Shimano ate Campagnolo's lunch.

Style before weight, function, substance.
And I am a Campagnolo fan.

The initial C Record front mech. was very easy to overshift with,...
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