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07-26-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,800
Posted By 70sSanO

For a 90’s triple crank with 110-74 I would think...

For a 90’s triple crank with 110-74 I would think an XTR M900 would be pretty light. Couple it to a titanium BB and your in business.

I’d guess the M950 with the spider system might be lighter,...
07-26-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,800
Posted By JaccoW

The classic Spécialités T.A. Pro-5-Vis comes to...

The classic Spécialités T.A. Pro-5-Vis comes to mind as well as the Stronglight 107?

But I'm not much of a weight weeny myself so perhaps others can come up with some better options.
07-21-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,138
Posted By iab

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07-04-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By gugie

Without pictures, I'll assume your SLX Rossin has...

Without pictures, I'll assume your SLX Rossin has typical Italian geometry from the 80's, which means short chainstays and forks made for short reach brakes. I highly doubt a 650b x 38 tire will fit...
07-03-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 956
Posted By iab

If the 80s are indeed the pinnacle of steel...

If the 80s are indeed the pinnacle of steel bikes, they are most definitely wasted on the likes in this forum. So in reality, buy/ride what you like. But using a Stradivarius to play Mary Had A...
06-28-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By oneclick

Well, no[1] dropouts with integral hangers are...

Well, no[1] dropouts with integral hangers are offset. The offset claw is to bring the derailleur mount to the same[2] plane it would be with a dropout-hanger.

Whether it's necessary depends on...
06-12-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 917
Posted By iab

With the pump pegs on the back of the seat tube,...

With the pump pegs on the back of the seat tube, internal brake cable routing, internal routing for likely a Simplex rear derailleur, you likely have a Sport bike from the late 40s. Single ring up...
06-11-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,721
Posted By bikingshearer

Yeah, I was one of those. I started the SlowPoke...

Yeah, I was one of those. I started the SlowPoke series which featured non-Homeric distances and route profiles, reasonable pace and regular regrouping. In other words, the kinds of rides I do...
05-20-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By juvela

----- i was thinking Nishiki Kokusai...which...

-----

i was thinking Nishiki Kokusai...which is the same thing...name varied with year

headset is Tange MA60

expect plain guage chromo tubing

companion of knife & spoon a definite...
05-14-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 11,488
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, it is a corporate run event and has been...

Well, it is a corporate run event and has been for many years now. Once it took off in Italy and a limit was put on participation they had to turn many people away. The franchising to several...
05-13-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,769
Posted By Doug Fattic

A little bit about the history of us American...

A little bit about the history of us American builders to put this bicycle in context. When the bike boom of 1970/71 started, the craft had died out in the US. Americans that wanted a fine bicycle...
05-10-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,992
Posted By Bill in VA

"Maybe" this!!! The dreaded 'in transit'...

"Maybe" this!!!

The dreaded 'in transit' notice is like the Bermuda triangle. I had a package from outside Philadelphia destined to the DC area, get sent to Jacksonville, FL where it...
05-09-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,042
Posted By iab

I changed my mind. I think 1965-1967. ...

I changed my mind. I think 1965-1967. bikingshearer is correct about the lack of lug holes. While an exception is possible, I think it is far more likely to add the braze-on cable guide and use a...
05-07-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By southpawboston

If you're okay with traditional pedals that you...

If you're okay with traditional pedals that you can add clips to, the new generation of MKS Sylans (called "Sylvan Next") come with a high polish finish in addition to buttery smooth cartridge...
05-04-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,097
Posted By schwinnderella

Superior

For comparison my faded rusty Schwinn Superior which I believe is a 1939....
05-03-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By steelbikeguy

and a report on the Bicycling Ernsts. The Ernst...

and a report on the Bicycling Ernsts. The Ernst family has been involved in racing and running a bike shop since Ted Ernst Sr. emigrated from Germany in the 1920's....
05-02-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,630
Posted By Shrevvy

Came into a bunch of Campy NOS components...

Came into a bunch of Campy NOS components including these. The box is dated 1991.
...
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By oldlugs

Condition and year are important when it comes to...

Condition and year are important when it comes to value. If the tires hold air and both match they're likely fine. Its a bicycle and if a tire were to fail, all you have is a flat tire to fix. I've...
05-01-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By canklecat

I've ridden mixed widths on a couple of bikes. No...

I've ridden mixed widths on a couple of bikes. No problems.

On my Centurion Ironman**, Ultra Sport II, 700x25 rear, 700x23 front. Made for a softer ride but retained better handling. Some 700x25...
05-01-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,630
Posted By jeirvine

These were listed on eBay a few years back as...

These were listed on eBay a few years back as "Spare Campagnolo wheelset" with blurry pics. I took a chance, thinking those look like HF Record hubs. I have yet to have a project worthy of using...
05-01-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By cbrstar

In BMX we used to do the opposite big in the...

In BMX we used to do the opposite big in the front and small in the rear. The bigger tire in the front gave you more control and softer landings. With a road bike I can see having the bigger in the...
04-30-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By gaucho777

You could look for Gnutti hubs: Gnutti Hubs...

You could look for Gnutti hubs:

Gnutti Hubs (http://classiclightweights.net/italy/italian-component-manufacturers/gnutti/gnutti-hubs/)
VeloBase.com - Component Listing...
04-27-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,414
Posted By scarlson

If It's an actual crack in the fork, not just a...

If It's an actual crack in the fork, not just a peel in the clear coat, I will eat my René Herse.
04-19-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By bulgie

I see two places that may be cracked (hard to...

I see two places that may be cracked (hard to tell in photos): top of the downtube lug where the DT emerges, and in the left-side seatstay cap, possible crack across the logo?
The fork not matching...
04-18-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,518
Posted By bikingshearer

Peugeot changed from their blue jerseys with the...

Peugeot changed from their blue jerseys with the fancy backwards-P script to black and white w/checkerboard and block letters in the early 60s, I believe. They did so because the now-iconic B&W look...
04-13-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 84,968
Posted By Smokinapankake

As a bona-fide FRN (F'n Rail Nut) this poster IS...

As a bona-fide FRN (F'n Rail Nut) this poster IS the greatest bike shop poster ever. Magnificent!
04-07-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,813
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I'm curious... how did the spoofer know that you...

I'm curious... how did the spoofer know that you were expecting an international package? And that you're Canadian, no less...
04-07-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,813
Posted By randyjawa

Postal Scam - Be Careful..!

Through Ebay, I purchased a Campagnolo entry level transmission. Got a good deal, in my opinion, and it was sent to me via International Priority Shipping to Canada via the Global Shipping Program......
04-05-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 838,922
Posted By capnjonny

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03-28-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,431
Posted By Chombi1

Did Raleigh screw up their 40th Anniversary...

Did Raleigh screw up their 40th Anniversary Replica??
Sure they definitely did,.......... otherwise we would not be going through all the palaver in this long thread, and everybody would have been...
03-24-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,542
Posted By gugie

:thumb: So, went to the Strawberry...

:thumb:

So, went to the Strawberry (https://www.strawberrybicycle.com/) site, as I'd seen that fork crown before and figured I'd build a frame around it someday. I ordered it along with some...
03-23-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,542
Posted By merziac

Hmmm.... Great minds and all that. ;) ...

Hmmm....

Great minds and all that. ;)

Andy designed these and the rear version with help from Spenser Houser, cast by Long Shen.

...
03-23-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,293
Posted By Kabuki12

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A modern retro style jersey with sewn lettering. I...
03-01-21, 03:15 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,327
Posted By merziac

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02-28-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,327
Posted By iab

While a bit janky, the Gloria fleur de lis. ...

While a bit janky, the Gloria fleur de lis.

https://live.staticflickr.com/499/31614050121_5361347adc_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QaCgFF)Gloria05 (https://flic.kr/p/QaCgFF) by iabisdb...
02-02-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,335
Posted By guy1138

Best of the "Worst" bikes? Bike Boom and BSO's

What's the worst bike that you still went ahead and fixed up? Here's mine: A Columbia Arlington bike-boom "road bike" with one piece cranks and steel wheels. Replaced the rear with an aluminum rim...
01-25-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,183
Posted By bulgie

No he didn't! For one thing, he only used the...

No he didn't! For one thing, he only used the bike with the triple on one stage, the Tre Cime mountain stage, which he didn't win... but it gave him enough time on his GC rivals to give him the...
12-29-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,329
Posted By bikingshearer

Most jersey graphics in the last 20 or 30 years. ...

Most jersey graphics in the last 20 or 30 years. Just because you can sublimate every color of the rainbow in any random pattern onto a single garment doesn't mean that you should.
Shorts that...
12-14-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,808
Posted By bikingshearer

I am fortunate to have all my grail bikes. Here...

I am fortunate to have all my grail bikes. Here they are in order of acquisition. All three have been repainted by Ed Litton

1982ish Ron Cooper. As pictured, it's running Campy 10sp triple. It is...
12-14-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,808
Posted By Tomm Willians

I guess these would be our grail bikes. His and...

I guess these would be our grail bikes. His and hers Mapei’s and Triestina Ramato’s ...
12-13-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,051
Posted By scooterpants

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12-12-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,315
Posted By iab

Thinking about 2020, despite everything, my...

Thinking about 2020, despite everything, my circle of cycling and vintage enthusiasts became much more robust. Maybe just more checking in? Doing more favors because there is nothing better to do? ...
12-12-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,315
Posted By CV-6

After many years of searching, I got my unicorn....

After many years of searching, I got my unicorn. A 753 Lejeune. And it is everything I expected.

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09-17-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,863
Posted By nlerner

Definitely drop Louis DeJoy a note; he's all...

Definitely drop Louis DeJoy a note; he's all about the customer.
09-12-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,946
Posted By merziac

No.

No.
07-27-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By abshipp

Looks like you've got a good solution already,...

Looks like you've got a good solution already, but I'll still suggest this for anyone else who has an issue like this or has an undrilled track fork.

Seisakusho Detachable Front Brake Mount...
05-20-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,808
Posted By abellanti

73 Masi GC, JP Weigle, Trek 170

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01-25-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,515
Posted By scarlson

The 1942-1953 Pulitzer prize winning photographs...

The 1942-1953 Pulitzer prize winning photographs were all taken with Speed Graphics. :)
I did a little research before buying a broken one for cheap, which I fixed and gained opinions in the process...
03-26-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,051
Posted By Andy Antipas

1992 Masi 3V Barcelona Olympic

Finished assembling this bike over the weekend with a combination of C Record and Chorus 8 speed. This model commemorates Masi victories at the Olympic Games.
An interesting quirk is that they...
08-11-17, 01:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,731
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

I have a few De Rosa bikes that I ride reasonably...

I have a few De Rosa bikes that I ride reasonably often. The one that leaves me with the biggest smile after or while riding is this one:
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