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05-17-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 659
Posted By noobinsf

There is a bike cage at my office, but I'm still...

There is a bike cage at my office, but I'm still using the "remote" bike cage, aka my garage.
05-13-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By noobinsf

One guy says to the other, "I'm excited to...

One guy says to the other, "I'm excited to collect your Peugeot."

And the bartender says, "Hey, take your poo outside, Joe! And take your friend with you!"
05-13-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,019
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, I had no idea. It's a whole new branch of...

Wow, I had no idea. It's a whole new branch of debate in the chain lube realm. :popcorn
05-12-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By noobinsf

If it's most comfortable to sit far back on the...

If it's most comfortable to sit far back on the saddle, maybe you need a seat post with more setback to place the saddle farther back.

Sometimes, though, when a saddle meets a rear end, the two...
05-11-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 595
Posted By noobinsf

Maybe a Bridgestone MB-1, also nice…

Maybe a Bridgestone MB-1, also nice…
05-11-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 307
Posted By noobinsf

This post has the diagram showing what you’d...

This post has the diagram showing what you’d need, and my guess is that it’s rare. Looks like parts number 761 and 818?

https://www.bikeforums.net/15623104-post60.html
05-10-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By noobinsf

My definition of "prompt" is not that strict....

My definition of "prompt" is not that strict. I've had a couple of sellers get back to me after a week or more saying that they had something reasonable pulling them away, and I went ahead and...
05-10-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By noobinsf

When I deal with a good seller, communication is...

When I deal with a good seller, communication is prompt. If not, it’s a huge flag for me. If they’re apologetic about a delay, then maybe all is well, but an experienced seller with good feedback...
05-09-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,156
Posted By noobinsf

At some point, I guess you realize it will likely...

At some point, I guess you realize it will likely never end up in a museum or finance a vacation, so it's probably living its best life being used on your bike. Besides, with these things, there is...
05-07-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,269
Posted By noobinsf

Best laid plans and all that… I should know...

Best laid plans and all that… I should know better than to publicly pronounce my future whereabouts, since life often gets in the way. Maybe next month…
05-06-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 68,805
Views: 11,102,545
Posted By noobinsf

When Clang is active on this thread, I feel like...

When Clang is active on this thread, I feel like I need to sit on my hands and hide my wallet from myself.
05-06-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 666
Posted By noobinsf

That's in great shape -- nice find!

That's in great shape -- nice find!
05-06-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By noobinsf

Beautiful saddle and a lovely message. Wishing...

Beautiful saddle and a lovely message. Wishing you safety and wellness.
05-06-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By noobinsf

You mean like a version of this, but without the...

You mean like a version of this, but without the adjustable cable stop? https://velo-orange.com/products/dia-compe-cable-stop-with-quick-release
05-05-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7,611
Views: 820,350
Posted By noobinsf

I just received one of these: ...

I just received one of these:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/311x320/fae0bdba_537b_4cf5_ab44_ac8ee5a667e9_b2cc793bc5d4835f130997c923558dd1f1debcb5.jpeg
To put on this, which...
05-05-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18,848
Views: 2,306,340
Posted By noobinsf

Fixed it. :p

Fixed it. :p
05-05-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,269
Posted By noobinsf

I might actually make it this time. The closest I...

I might actually make it this time. The closest I have to an Italian is my "Competizione," but I won't be able to get to the adjustments it needs prior to the ride, so it would either be on my...
05-05-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 912
Posted By noobinsf

This, yes. I am no expert, but I know that master...

This, yes. I am no expert, but I know that master framebuilders use different tubes for different parts of each frame based on the expected riding behavior of the customer, and they base this on what...
05-04-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By noobinsf

It's a pretty bike, but it doesn't appear to...

It's a pretty bike, but it doesn't appear to anything of especially high quality. The crimped tube ends welded to the head tube and the seat tube look crude. I'm not knocking the bike -- it looks...
05-04-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By noobinsf

Good info here:...

Good info here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1165173-revisiting-avocet-1980-sealed-bearings.html

Sounds like it ended poorly for the OP in the final post, but not because of the...
05-03-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By noobinsf

I usually start with a light oil, like 3-in-1...

I usually start with a light oil, like 3-in-1 brand, with brass wool -- you can squish that into some tiny shapes whenever you need. The oil does a good job of softening up accumulated gunk, Then, a...
05-03-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By noobinsf

You can see what other folks have done with their...

You can see what other folks have done with their Apollos here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/368133-ultimate-apollo-thread-2.html
05-03-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By noobinsf

Disc brakes would be a fool's errand, but you're...

Disc brakes would be a fool's errand, but you're probably in better shape than you think with the rest. Good quality dual-pivot rim brakes would be an upgrade to what you have now (unless you have...
05-02-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By noobinsf

I wouldn't worry too much -- you have to resign...

I wouldn't worry too much -- you have to resign yourself to waiting, sort of like sitting in traffic. "There is nothing I can do to make this go faster." Everything is taking longer to ship these...
05-02-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 68,805
Views: 11,102,545
Posted By noobinsf

I had been messaging with the seller for a couple...

I had been messaging with the seller for a couple of weeks trying to figure out logistics when this popped up on this thread, so -- maybe against my better judgment -- I bit the bullet and paid for...
05-02-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18,848
Views: 2,306,340
Posted By noobinsf

Another shakedown ride for the Mercian, this time...

Another shakedown ride for the Mercian, this time around Bay Harbor Island in Alameda. I think it’s good, ready to wrap the bars…

...
04-29-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By noobinsf

I appreciated this when I repainted the fork on...

I appreciated this when I repainted the fork on my Eisentraut. *Ping*
04-29-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By noobinsf

As suggested above, keep it around for small...

As suggested above, keep it around for small parts, since some items have proprietary sizing or threading, and you can't always predict that entirely. You may find a Cyclone in great shape with a...
04-27-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By noobinsf

Hi, just a couple of questions above. Adding here...

Hi, just a couple of questions above. Adding here rather than PM for the benefit of the group.
04-26-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 695
Posted By noobinsf

Yup, I think saving weight is the driver behind...

Yup, I think saving weight is the driver behind such, erm, behavior. The previous owner was a butcher; the bike is in better hands now...
04-26-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,963
Posted By noobinsf

I had a Campania Professional that I really...

I had a Campania Professional that I really enjoyed, but ended up being too big for me. It was made in Japan, despite the Italianate name, and was kind of a sleeper. Lots of chrome peeking through —...
04-24-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18,848
Views: 2,306,340
Posted By noobinsf

Took the Mercian out for a test ride along the...

Took the Mercian out for a test ride along the Hayward shoreline. It was my first time on the path, so I was surprised it was mostly gravel. Thank goodness for the 35mm Gravelkings.

...
04-21-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 232,772
Posted By noobinsf

I am in the SF Bay Area and am interested in a...

I am in the SF Bay Area and am interested in a frame in the Sacramento area. Is anyone from the Bay taking a trip up to Tahoe soon and could perhaps toss it in the trunk on the way back to the Bay?
04-20-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 734
Posted By noobinsf

I bought a handful from Velo Orange a few months...

I bought a handful from Velo Orange a few months ago, and it looks like they're still in stock: https://velo-orange.com/collections/cables-housing/products/tapered-housing-cap-5mm-to-4mm

EDIT: I...
04-20-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 649
Posted By noobinsf

I hate to say it, but this is why I don't wrap...

I hate to say it, but this is why I don't wrap bars until I've test ridden a few times to dial in the fit. Like shoota said above, though, you may have a noticeable difference by simply rotating the...
04-19-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By noobinsf

That turned out beautifully. I hope my kids turn...

That turned out beautifully. I hope my kids turn out to be as receptive to my tastes when it's time for me to build them grown-up bikes. I bet you were pleased that she picked safety yellow, too....
04-18-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,338
Posted By noobinsf

In my experience, corks aren't compliant enough...

In my experience, corks aren't compliant enough to allow the flexibility a spring would. Once it is compressed, it is pretty rigid, and it needs to be solidly secured to avoid rattles. I still like...
04-15-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By noobinsf

If you don’t mind not having the quick release, I...

If you don’t mind not having the quick release, I have a pair of Dia Compe levers from a low-mileage bike that are destined for the co-op. They are “adult” sized, and I’m not sure if the kid-sized...
04-15-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By noobinsf

Eep, I would keep them for posterity, but I...

Eep, I would keep them for posterity, but I wouldn't put them on a bike my kiddo was set to ride. Aluminum doesn't give you a warning before it fails, and this type of failure has pretty nasty...
04-14-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By noobinsf

I tried it. It sucks. I’ll see myself out.

I tried it. It sucks.

I’ll see myself out.
04-14-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 999
Posted By noobinsf

I admit that I'm curious to see the box innards,...

I admit that I'm curious to see the box innards, for the same reason that I enjoy the Box O' Crap thread. No pressure, buyers, but it would be fun for some of us.
04-13-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By noobinsf

I’ll take it! PM on the way.

I’ll take it! PM on the way.
04-13-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By noobinsf

This seller has 100% positive feedback. Is this...

This seller has 100% positive feedback. Is this what you’re looking for?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/283955714669

...
04-12-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By noobinsf

I was thinking the same thing. It looks like the...

I was thinking the same thing. It looks like the B screw has a lot of threads left in that pic, so screwing it in some should help…

...
04-12-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,210
Posted By noobinsf

Here is the front brake clearance with the Tektro...

Here is the front brake clearance with the Tektro r539 and 700x35 Gravelkings, ready to ride. When the brake is without any tension (i.e., no cable attached or installed), it contacts the tire when...
04-09-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,210
Posted By noobinsf

Getting there… I may have an issue with the front...

Getting there… I may have an issue with the front derailleur clearing the seat tube in the small chainring, but we’ll see.

...
04-01-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,225
Posted By noobinsf

It must be the day that the seller decides to...

It must be the day that the seller decides to begin spring cleaning every year. The date bears no other significance I'm aware of. Nope, nothing else comes to mind.
04-01-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By noobinsf

Atala has a big following in the vintage bike...

Atala has a big following in the vintage bike space. I’m surprised you’re having trouble finding info. At any rate, this is a very cool bike, gorgeous condition. Great score!
04-01-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 806
Posted By noobinsf

They're non-fungusible.

They're non-fungusible.
04-01-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By noobinsf

I've also had both and have had them both work...

I've also had both and have had them both work very well. The MKII came to me with the branding rubbed off, so now it matches any rear derailleur -- a plus in my book.
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