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07-18-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By unworthy1

as noted they (both HS and stems) are not that...

as noted they (both HS and stems) are not that easy to find, especially in sliver. I have found and used Cane Creek 1" threadless, (as well as the "original Aheadset" brand which I believe also is...
07-18-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By unworthy1

Mercier returns to France, perhaps

A topic and news clip from the CR list: does not seem to be a done deal just yet, may not become a trend, but....interesting and maybe hopeful development.
A C&V brand but the products will be very...
07-08-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By unworthy1

We'd need some better pix of the frame details,...

We'd need some better pix of the frame details, and not of the components. At a glance (and since you are in Ukraine) I think this is one of the mid-range models in the Concorde range hardly ever...
06-30-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 752
Posted By unworthy1

Don't know how the Rino rings will wear but they...

Don't know how the Rino rings will wear but they do earn some black/red style points! Too bad your Normandy Luxe hubs aren't the ones with red seals, you'd add a few more points (but the gold foil...
06-22-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By unworthy1

I have seen some removable core stems that have 2...

I have seen some removable core stems that have 2 "flats" near the end so you can easily unscrew the cores and re-install. Either with a little plastic tool (wingnut dealio) I hardly ever see or a...
06-11-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 63,099
Views: 9,630,788
Posted By unworthy1

Ed Litton Custom 56cm "full Dura-Ace" on Bay Area...

Ed Litton Custom 56cm "full Dura-Ace" on Bay Area CL...this one looks familiar but all I can say is I'm a HUGE fan of Ed's work:...
06-09-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By unworthy1

I am the guy who donated that to Street Level (or...

I am the guy who donated that to Street Level (or whatever they call themselves besides "My Favorite Co-op") so,,,,if you want a few of the parts I stripped off (partial brakes, a Simplex RD and...
06-09-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 63,099
Views: 9,630,788
Posted By unworthy1

Per the decal this is a Tre Tubi SL frame, and...

Per the decal this is a Tre Tubi SL frame, and those 3 tubes are "shaped" in the center sections. No doubt that Francisco Mendiz has a Spanish name, but his headbadge seems to feature the Italian...
06-04-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By unworthy1

It's a Prugnat lug, can't recall the model number...

It's a Prugnat lug, can't recall the model number right now but, as said, Bob Jackson used these quite a bit as did Holdsworth and other Brit Brands.

EDIT: digging around a bit on Classic...
06-03-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By unworthy1

Sure looks like a cromovelato re-paint, with...

Sure looks like a cromovelato re-paint, with all-new decals/stickers: nice refinish!
I have no exact Pinarello knowledge but would an Asolo (Cromor) frameset have been given a full chrome plating?
06-03-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,906
Posted By unworthy1

I don't consider this a gift, I'm sorry you...

I don't consider this a gift, I'm sorry you expended effort on it cause I see no reason to divide my time visiting another Forum for threads/posts on subjects that I have no reason to regard as...
05-31-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By unworthy1

I can't believe how a week ago these were: "oh...

I can't believe how a week ago these were: "oh them, forget it, you'll never find one, they unscrew fall off and go missing and NOBODY has replacements!", and here we are: "Two for $15"! :)
I will...
05-31-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 393,864
Posted By unworthy1

Shoot! I just donated a frameset that had one of...

Shoot! I just donated a frameset that had one of ^these badges^ to the co-op in East Bay, yesterday...did not even think of removing it. As they say: "timing is everything". :o If I get back there...
05-25-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By unworthy1

The sealed cartridge bearing unit is credited as...

The sealed cartridge bearing unit is credited as being invented by SKF in Sweden in 1907 (Sven Wingquist was the patent holder) and it was a double-row of ball bearings. By 1915 SKF devised the...
05-21-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By unworthy1

IIRC they came with 27" x 1-1/4" as stock rollers...

IIRC they came with 27" x 1-1/4" as stock rollers and still had room!
05-21-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By unworthy1

Some did, this is the version with a 21.15mm (I...

Some did, this is the version with a 21.15mm (I think?) quill, also measured as .833" (again , I think) which was used on many American makes besides Schwinn as well as many more Asian makes besides...
05-14-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 63,099
Views: 9,630,788
Posted By unworthy1

but those are called track ends not "rear-facing...

but those are called track ends not "rear-facing drop-outs"...there will be a quiz. ;)
05-13-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By unworthy1

and if that offer doesn't work out I have a V-GT...

and if that offer doesn't work out I have a V-GT Luxe available (in good cond.) so PM me
05-13-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By unworthy1

Some Centurions (IronMan models) as well as...

Some Centurions (IronMan models) as well as hundreds of Swiss bikes from early days featured "smoked" paint effects: Mondia, Allegro and possibly Cilo and Tigra come to mind. I think in the case of...
05-12-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 63,099
Views: 9,630,788
Posted By unworthy1

Yep---Don't think another second, buy it! If you...

Yep---Don't think another second, buy it! If you don't (and I knew where it was) then I would! ;)
sure it's rough and needs work but a Neuron frame with some Record for $100? I don't care whose name...
05-12-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,835
Posted By unworthy1

juvela had suggested I add this (he pegs it as...

juvela had suggested I add this (he pegs it as 1973) frame and fork to this thread, just so happens it's for sale in the appropriate sub-forum (so please check that out).


unknown tubing but it...
05-12-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By unworthy1

yes a similar dealer's sticker and in this case...

yes a similar dealer's sticker and in this case the shop is Golden Gate Cyclery, 900 Stanyan street in SF, CA
05-10-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 63,099
Views: 9,630,788
Posted By unworthy1

Beautiful Cal Custom Touring rig: speculation is...

Beautiful Cal Custom Touring rig: speculation is an "early Ritchey", maybe yes, maybe no, but check it out!
SF Bay Area CL, 57-ish cm, acks, Phil Wood, Brooks, pristine green paint, and some really...
05-09-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,271
Posted By unworthy1

That one is a Super Pista due to longer (taller)...

That one is a Super Pista due to longer (taller) body (which you have to compare with the Standard to see) plus the larger wooden handle, top cap with built-in hose "caddy", this also is a more...
05-08-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,271
Posted By unworthy1

I took some snaps of one (Standard not Super)...

I took some snaps of one (Standard not Super) that I made a replacement wooden (white oak in this case) handle with an "experimental shape" to replace the lousy black plastic "oval". It was a choice...
05-05-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 902
Posted By unworthy1

What a great offer! I have no immediate needs but...

What a great offer! I have no immediate needs but when I do...I hope I can find this thread!
Thank you for thinking of us "space(r) cadets"!
05-02-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,414
Posted By unworthy1

SCORE! But by "...it was just the chrome!" do you...

SCORE! But by "...it was just the chrome!" do you mean there was clearcoat over the chrome that was "cracked" or the chrome plating is "cracked"? Beautiful San Rensho, a tick newer than my own...I...
05-01-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 63,099
Views: 9,630,788
Posted By unworthy1

Ed Litton Cali Custom road bike on SF Bay CL,...

Ed Litton Cali Custom road bike on SF Bay CL, clean and pretty nice build-out, very reasonable price for this quality (and Ed builds to a very HIGH level of quality!) 56cm $1200
...
04-30-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,238
Posted By unworthy1

^Bam!^ that Maurice Moss...amazing! :thumb:

^Bam!^
that Maurice Moss...amazing! :thumb:
04-30-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,238
Posted By unworthy1

My votes: Pinarello? NO MBK? NO Italian...

My votes:
Pinarello? NO
MBK? NO
Italian made? YES (but confirm the BB threading)
Falck tubing? Maybe NO...what is the seat post size?
04-24-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By unworthy1

Looks like the OP has begun paint-stripping, and...

Looks like the OP has begun paint-stripping, and has a bit of rust to deal with, too. Thanks for making the pix available, T-Mar! The OP's shares many details with my "later" Ciocc: same BB shell (as...
04-20-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By unworthy1

Yep, it sure has some Konno earmarks, a real...

Yep, it sure has some Konno earmarks, a real find! Too bad about the fork, but can't win 'em all!
04-15-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By unworthy1

IIRC his son was active on this forum some time...

IIRC his son was active on this forum some time back and he has all his Dad's build records, he has been a wealth of generous knowledge-sharing. Anybody recall what his handle was?

EDIT: merziac...
04-13-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By unworthy1

Hmmm, sure that ad states the similar example is...

Hmmm, sure that ad states the similar example is Aelle and it has a Columbus sticker that says so, but, since when is there an Aelle tubeset with a shaped, oversized down tube and suitable for Atala...
04-09-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 181,568
Posted By unworthy1

No idea what any of these may have been attached...

No idea what any of these may have been attached to: I walked by a sidewalk sale and saw a decent Shimano 105 caliper that was missing a couple nuts/bolts, and the seller insisted I buy all these to...
04-08-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By unworthy1

Yes it sure does. I doubt that Gipiemme did the...

Yes it sure does. I doubt that Gipiemme did the investment-casting themselves, but was almost certainly an Italian firm (and not Long Shen in China) that GPM contracted with or simply re-branded.
04-05-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,704
Posted By unworthy1

Excellent work on the BB shell identity (as...

Excellent work on the BB shell identity (as usual)MauriceMoss ! Welcome back, we had not heard from you for awhile!
04-04-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,704
Posted By unworthy1

I recall years back seeing the same issue with a...

I recall years back seeing the same issue with a "reverse M" on a frame that was ID'd as a genuine Marinoni, but in that case I think it was on a forkcrown. Wherever that was located it has happened...
04-03-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 63,099
Views: 9,630,788
Posted By unworthy1

He can't count either: that sure doesn't add up...

He can't count either: that sure doesn't add up to 21 speeds AFAIK! Interesting that this "Niko" looks very much like some Centurions, was it another brand from the same importer?
04-03-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,704
Posted By unworthy1

Second question: who made this (IC?) BB shell?...

Second question: who made this (IC?) BB shell? Never seen that mark on a shell before but looks to be cast-in. Did Marinoni have a "special connection" to an Italian mfgr.?
03-31-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By unworthy1

and they were still in business (or al least...

and they were still in business (or al least somebody had the brand and was selling some high end bikes with it) as late as the middle 2000s. A coworker bought one in around 2008 and he spent some...
03-29-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By unworthy1

Atom and Spidel used the "same body" on some...

Atom and Spidel used the "same body" on some pedals, and the Atom 600 (early and later models ) had same cage cutouts, but were in the same league as the Maillard (same factory I'd bet) with better...
03-23-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By unworthy1

sure looks like Ti to me! And some nice looking...

sure looks like Ti to me! And some nice looking welds, too!
03-20-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By unworthy1

Um...not to throw too much cold water, but I'm...

Um...not to throw too much cold water, but I'm not 100% sure those DOs are SunTour (Maeda), the "Carlton" look very close but the edges appear to be sharper than the radiused edges (and...
03-20-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,589
Posted By unworthy1

I'm honored to be honored! Good on ya, Kurt for...

I'm honored to be honored! Good on ya, Kurt for doing the good work!
03-18-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,297
Posted By unworthy1

Then again, LOOK what can happen: ...

Then again, LOOK what can happen:
:eek:https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=278364&stc=1&d=1350220249
03-17-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By unworthy1

Maybe beating T-Mar to this (which would be a...

Maybe beating T-Mar to this (which would be a first) but interesting that the topic of AMR came up in the CR List just today and a poster there provided links to this chart which lists the tubing...
03-16-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By unworthy1

very sparkly paint! Has to be a French frame with...

very sparkly paint! Has to be a French frame with Camus tubing, there isn't much out there about the tubing (except it came in the more basic round set which apparently you have here),...
03-14-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,297
Posted By unworthy1

No, not ALL of California is "Malibu Barbie...

No, not ALL of California is "Malibu Barbie Land".
"SACRAMENTO (CBS13) As the winter storm continues, so do Caltrans crews who are hard at work treating and clearing snow-covered roads. ... Now...
03-13-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,271
Posted By unworthy1

As I promised (or threatened?) I took a pic of...

As I promised (or threatened?) I took a pic of two of the Silcas I have at home with wooden "extra bases" I made and added. They are both black Super Pistas but the one in foreground with the typical...
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