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05-01-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By niliraga

just my $0.0125... i've patched an ugly cut...

just my $0.0125... i've patched an ugly cut into a sidewall using flexible glue and two layers of the satin-like lining material (the kind you'd find lining a sportcoat etc.), pressed in place...
04-20-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 68,805
Views: 11,102,545
Posted By niliraga

listing is down - where is he in NY, in case I...

listing is down - where is he in NY, in case I can help?
04-01-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By niliraga

I am keen to buy them all! Except my riding...

I am keen to buy them all! Except my riding mower is still in the shop awaiting repairs, and I'm waiting on an estimated bill that I probably can't pay, so I'm actually unable to buy these.
03-19-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,055
Posted By niliraga

I've had one small US Proteus Century pass...

I've had one small US Proteus Century pass through my hands, and while your decals are a more modern style, can confirm all the details on your frame line up exactly - the seat stay points, the...
03-19-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 68,805
Views: 11,102,545
Posted By niliraga

gosh, that's a well-preserved frame! would be...

gosh, that's a well-preserved frame! would be mighty tempting if it were a later model with the mid-fork mounts...
03-18-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By niliraga

sending PM for the lights!

sending PM for the lights!
03-04-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,078
Posted By niliraga

so so pretty with the sky lug lining on brown! ...

so so pretty with the sky lug lining on brown! I really dig the stiffening extensions that the BB shell gets on these frames, although it's going to complicate life for your clamp-on cable guide...
02-16-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By niliraga

bravissimo!!

bravissimo!!
02-10-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By niliraga

wow! yes, looks as close to a cromovelato as...

wow! yes, looks as close to a cromovelato as any!! whaddya use for this?
01-30-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,527
Posted By niliraga

one more factor to consider - if your urban life...

one more factor to consider - if your urban life is anything like my apartment dwelling life, you're not going to want to leave the bike living on the street. if boston thieves dont take it, the...
01-22-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By niliraga

dibs & done! and local pickup if that helps sway...

dibs & done! and local pickup if that helps sway your choice!
01-04-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By niliraga

ahhh, ... if they were nutted then i'd be all...

ahhh, ... if they were nutted then i'd be all over these like stink on a mule.
12-02-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By niliraga

PM sent!

PM sent!
09-19-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,968
Posted By niliraga

+1. I now have two of these, one in town...

+1. I now have two of these, one in town running 38mm Marathon Supremes with plenty left for fenders, and the other for weekend trail fun. no fenders but 700x42 SpeedRides. Too few quirky huret...
09-19-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By niliraga

why yes, i'll bite. PM coming...

why yes, i'll bite. PM coming...
08-23-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,257
Posted By niliraga

...i dimly recall the Spirt's mechanics are...

...i dimly recall the Spirt's mechanics are inverted - the spring 'relaxes' the cage onto the big ring.

if that's correct, surely the Symmetric shifter auto-trim function will send the FD in the...
08-20-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,485
Posted By niliraga

also, a late 70s Record seatpost is likely marked...

also, a late 70s Record seatpost is likely marked with its size, high up on the back of the pillar
08-18-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,125
Posted By niliraga

well heck, for a slightly dog-eared Cinelli SC...

well heck, for a slightly dog-eared Cinelli SC like this stunner I reckon you should just slap one of those generic transformer-alien style Shimano Alivio units on it and go for maximum cognitive...
08-18-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4,859
Views: 510,868
Posted By niliraga

Want: Technomic tall stems - 90mm/100mm reach...

Want: Technomic tall stems - 90mm/100mm reach in both 25.4 & 26.0 clamps.

Have: nice but less tall stems to trade (eg SR Royals, SR Forged, Kusuki Medallion) , interesting 26.8 seatposts (Rino,...
08-13-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,211
Posted By niliraga

def more the classic "sports/tourer" design...

def more the classic "sports/tourer" design rather than the dedicated touring geometry.that was about to come into vogue. It's nicely made, and commendably light, but doesnt "spark joy", as Ms. Kondo...
08-12-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,211
Posted By niliraga

'81 Voyageur 11.8, in decent shape ... from 20'...

'81 Voyageur 11.8, in decent shape ... from 20' away.
08-12-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By niliraga

the handle part fits neatly onto brake cable as...

the handle part fits neatly onto brake cable as in my first photo, so they thought of how to stow it.

btw, happy to send this curio to anyone who wants it for whatever reason...
08-12-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By niliraga

thanks - so neat! I had learned to use a velcro...

thanks - so neat! I had learned to use a velcro strap for that, but can see this might be easier to keep handy.
08-12-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By niliraga

What is this? 1980s small plastic clip thingie...

Second time I've met one of these we plastic clippy things, and even more curious to know what it is/was for...


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08-12-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,211
Posted By niliraga

:) I know the mission has changed to "brown",...

:) I know the mission has changed to "brown", but here's a "black + chrome" just in case...

...
08-09-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,692
Posted By niliraga

well, some of the fancier 22mm bars (like the...

well, some of the fancier 22mm bars (like the Choco mentioned here) are ready for barcons from the get-go; either by factory reaming at the ends, or using a stronger alloy that allows for thinner...
08-09-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,692
Posted By niliraga

Those will be normal cork grips, I'll bet:...

Those will be normal cork grips, I'll bet: judging by those brake levers, these bars are 22.2 diameter and will have their last 3-4cm reamed for bar-ends. Very nice!.

Nitto does this with the...
08-07-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4,859
Views: 510,868
Posted By niliraga

what condition should they be in?

what condition should they be in?
08-05-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By niliraga

A Fuji Series IV with a Sugino triple? it's...

A Fuji Series IV with a Sugino triple?

it's almost certainly a 110bcd chainring that you're looking for. While I suspect you can find a steel 52t from some lower end cranks of the day, I think...
07-28-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 68,805
Views: 11,102,545
Posted By niliraga

1960s? Bottecchia "project" - pricing seems a...

1960s? Bottecchia "project" - pricing seems a little optimistic but what do I know?

https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/d/brooklyn-bottecchia-57cm-frame-project/7357489289.html
07-15-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By niliraga

+1. Cantis, mid-fork mounts, 40-spoke rear wheel,...

+1. Cantis, mid-fork mounts, 40-spoke rear wheel, Miyata-built frame (I believe?), and apparently almost never ridden -- if you're looking for a classic tourer, this would be the right one to buy at...
07-12-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,522
Posted By niliraga

good catch!! also, pretty sure i see Grab On...

good catch!! also, pretty sure i see Grab On grips there.

a Raleigh Sports would have been a better inspiration to use...
07-09-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,749
Posted By niliraga

loving this.

loving this.
07-07-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,749
Posted By niliraga

!!!! cant wait to read the updates! what model...

!!!! cant wait to read the updates! what model brakes???

(esp. since i've recently acquired a tatty 60cm 1984 that is now hanging around as frame and fork, waiting for inspiration about what...
07-06-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,135
Posted By niliraga

A couple of protected bike lanes feature separate...

A couple of protected bike lanes feature separate signal phases for bikes vs. autos, which seems to be as close as we have to protected intersections - but I've not seen anything as neat & complete...
07-06-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,135
Posted By niliraga

Unless USPS was in the correct turning lane, and...

Unless USPS was in the correct turning lane, and made the right turn into a (possibly clear?) crossing. If I were making that turn in a truck, I would scan for pedestrians in the crossing ahead...
07-06-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,135
Posted By niliraga

Interestingly - except for a few marked...

Interestingly - except for a few marked exceptions - there is no Right on Red within NYC city limits, mainly due to the prevalence of pedestrian traffic.

this junction has been laid out as best it...
07-05-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 68,805
Views: 11,102,545
Posted By niliraga

...this URL looks like a corrupted version got...

...this URL looks like a corrupted version got pasted, maybe should be https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/790960338240542
07-05-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 68,805
Views: 11,102,545
Posted By niliraga

i thought something similar, but there's a...

i thought something similar, but there's a missing '/' in the URL ... try this edited version:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/490126405610770
07-05-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,233
Posted By niliraga

well, there's this ... ...

well, there's this ...

https://www.instagram.com/stray.bike.rescue/
06-26-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,932
Posted By niliraga

aaaaaand .... back on the market, it seems! ...

aaaaaand .... back on the market, it seems!

https://newyork.craigslist.org/stn/bik/d/staten-island-cm-ron-blanton-frame/7333059300.html
06-26-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 155
Posted By niliraga

WTB/WTT: silver 1" threaded headset, eg. campy NR clone

looking for a rider-quality 1" headset with the classic NR chrome vibe - I have a really nice NR set I am saving for a special build, missing something a little tattier to use on a battered '71...
06-25-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By niliraga

somewhere i have a french NR upper cup and...

somewhere i have a french NR upper cup and locknut (ie. just the two threaded pieces) that could use a good home. let me know if that ends up helping any...
06-25-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By niliraga

I believe Golden Arrow was considered a notch...

I believe Golden Arrow was considered a notch below the arabesque 600 of the time, and eventually evolved into the "105" group. Odd, since it seems like it was, if anything, made better than...
06-25-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 68,805
Views: 11,102,545
Posted By niliraga

in Connecticut - a 23" International with issues,...

in Connecticut - a 23" International with issues, could be a very early one?

https://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/bik/d/cos-cob-vintage-23-inch-raleigh/7341953809.html
06-25-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 68,805
Views: 11,102,545
Posted By niliraga

likely some low-end model, but these must be...

likely some low-end model, but these must be quite rare, and probably could make a classy city runabout...

https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/d/brooklyn-bottecchia-mixte-vintage/7341375018.html
Forum: Northeast
06-23-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,136
Posted By niliraga

That fits with what I learned; there's no...

That fits with what I learned; there's no commerce to speak of on Maybrook, and even at the tiny "park" as you cross a road (near the summit at Holmes) there's no shade nor water (nor village)...
Forum: Northeast
06-22-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,136
Posted By niliraga

+1. Rode the Maybrook for the first time last...

+1. Rode the Maybrook for the first time last week, going north. After being lulled by the sub/exurban cuteness of the Putnam, where it seems you can see a deli or general store from the trail...
06-15-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 823
Posted By niliraga

+1 on that third listing for the Shogun. Looks to...

+1 on that third listing for the Shogun. Looks to be in great shape and a higher-end build than it deserves to be for $100 in Boston

I'm betting you want a 23"/58cm frame as an ideal, and not the...
06-15-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By niliraga

if it were an inch taller, I'd be chasing it...

if it were an inch taller, I'd be chasing it myself! Is that color a dark magenta kinda thing, or is it simple black?
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