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06-29-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By SwimmerMike

New freewheel tool as in its way.

New freewheel tool as in its way.
06-27-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,360
Posted By SwimmerMike

Since Vintage bikes are not traded commodities on...

Since Vintage bikes are not traded commodities on an exchange (such as stock, Precious Metals, Pork Bellies) it is down to supply and demand through how you choose to buy/sell. As we all know the...
06-26-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By SwimmerMike

I decided that seeing how Park responded would be...

I decided that seeing how Park responded would be good. Submitted a claim. It was very easy.
06-25-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By SwimmerMike

I had the right size box wrench, but had chose...

I had the right size box wrench, but had chose the crescent since it has always worked for me. I looked at the box wrench after and since it was 12 point, plus the open end on the other side, I...
06-25-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By SwimmerMike

Broken Freewheel removal tool......

When removing freewheels, my "go to" has been a 24" crescent wrench. I can usually get enough torque to get any freewheel off with it. This freewheel was really stuck. I did what I normally do, PB...
06-25-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By SwimmerMike

Tall 82 trek 614 frame and fork: free

Just picked up this bike yesterday. Prefer local pickup (San Jose area).

531 main tubes. I measure it at 25” CTT. Headset included (needs new grease). Front derailleur also included.

Paint is...
06-24-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 69,722
Views: 11,327,005
Posted By SwimmerMike

Thanks. I have a very bad habit of picking up...

Thanks. I have a very bad habit of picking up bikes because I like a component. I’ve wanted a set of “no record” hubs and open C skewers for a while.
06-24-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 69,722
Views: 11,327,005
Posted By SwimmerMike

Thanks for posting this. I picked it up today. I...

Thanks for posting this. I picked it up today. I kept looking at it and couldn’t figure out how the wheels got on it. It came with high flange campy “no record” Record hubs with “open C” skewers. ...
05-31-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,386
Posted By SwimmerMike

THere's an obvious answer. You have a few days. ...

THere's an obvious answer. You have a few days. THat's enough time to get another bike!
05-30-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By SwimmerMike

Wow. I agree amazing transformation. Please...

Wow. I agree amazing transformation. Please post more on the process. With all the rust, I can't even imagine how you were able to get it apart, let alone do the restoration.
05-30-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By SwimmerMike

Wow, Madhonk that's a great transformation! It's...

Wow, Madhonk that's a great transformation! It's great to see the frame is going to get a new life. I've sent a picture to my friend that gave me the bike (it was his dad who's now about 90 and...
04-29-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,296
Posted By SwimmerMike

Life got in the way this year. Between work and...

Life got in the way this year. Between work and family commitments, I couldn't make it work. I kept hoping I could get away, but not in the cards.

Have a great time everybody!
04-04-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By SwimmerMike

There's a lot of "pay it forward" with this...

There's a lot of "pay it forward" with this group. I'm in the process of boxing up a frame to send to Jazzg72 this week. So there is some good karma coming to him from him helping you.

Mike
04-04-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,542
Posted By SwimmerMike

I went with black for the decals on the frame so...

I went with black for the decals on the frame so I stayed with he black on the pantograph. I was torn on staying more classic with the blue for the decals, but I really liked the look of the black...
04-03-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,542
Posted By SwimmerMike

Just finished the seat post. I thought I should...

Just finished the seat post. I thought I should wrap this thread up with a final picture. I thought I had it done last week, then I saw the seat post that cinelliguy had on his Colnago that had...
03-28-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By SwimmerMike

Since it's currently a Campy NR/SR build I'd look...

Since it's currently a Campy NR/SR build I'd look at either a Campy Rally (2nd gen would probably be he right era) or a NR/SR with a the long cage conversion.
03-24-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By SwimmerMike

I'm a GP5000 guy also. I get great mileage and...

I'm a GP5000 guy also. I get great mileage and very few flats. Plus they have a great ride.
03-21-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19,051
Views: 2,363,302
Posted By SwimmerMike

Did a ride with some BF members and CR members...

Did a ride with some BF members and CR members yesterday. About 25 with the group, including some dirt trails and a tour of Moffett Field and some Google campuses.

The bike I was most intrigued...
03-16-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7,637
Views: 839,516
Posted By SwimmerMike

Some Campy SR Brake Calipers from Dean51 showed...

Some Campy SR Brake Calipers from Dean51 showed up today. He said they were in great shape, but I was still amazed at how nice they are. I just noticed there's also the corner ofan invoice from the...
03-10-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 773,801
Posted By SwimmerMike

Here's the most drastic before and after that...

Here's the most drastic before and after that I've done. I still doing some finishing touches, but it's getting close.
03-09-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 280,639
Posted By SwimmerMike

I just picked up some Rally's from BikeInn at...

I just picked up some Rally's from BikeInn at about $20 each (plus shipping). I think it ended up being $126 for 5 delivered.
03-07-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,386
Posted By SwimmerMike

genejockey. Thanks, I didn't even look at the...

genejockey. Thanks, I didn't even look at the post so I didn't notice the orientation.
03-06-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,386
Posted By SwimmerMike

We had a good ride yesterday. We had 7 people...

We had a good ride yesterday. We had 7 people attend with a good mix of bikes and people. We had 3 CR members show up along with genejockey, philpeugeot, 73StellaSX76 and myself.
03-06-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19,051
Views: 2,363,302
Posted By SwimmerMike

Took the new Bianchi out through Los Altos Hills...

Took the new Bianchi out through Los Altos Hills and the Cupertino hills. A lot of rollers and "Sprinter's hills" 30 miles and about 2000 ft of rollers. I have my clincher set up on it right now...
03-05-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 681,677
Posted By SwimmerMike

There is now a new recipient of the Miyata. ...

There is now a new recipient of the Miyata. We’re closing details through PM. So it looks like both bikes are landing in new homes and will have a new life.
03-04-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By SwimmerMike

67Carlton. I have a S/N list I cobbled together,...

67Carlton. I have a S/N list I cobbled together, this may help you in identifying the year. It's been over a year, and I didn't note where I got any of the numbers and which were confirmed by the...
03-03-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By SwimmerMike

Great looking frame. It looks like a similar...

Great looking frame. It looks like a similar year to my '71, which I love riding. I have it built up Campy also, but with a triple to tackle Eroica.
03-03-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,386
Posted By SwimmerMike

genejockey - The real question is "which...

genejockey - The real question is "which Bianchi?" They keep multiplying in my garage! I'll be bringing the the one I repainted, hopefully I'll get the new seat post finished so I can put it on...
03-02-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 52,531
Posted By SwimmerMike

I'm shooting for 500/month so 6K for the year...

I'm shooting for 500/month so 6K for the year again. I'm already falling behind, but hopefully I can catch up

Jan: 545
Feb: 417

Total: 962
02-28-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,542
Posted By SwimmerMike

I did buy a different bike for an Ideale 90...

I did buy a different bike for an Ideale 90 REBOUR saddle. But that was a no brianer. $40 and I also got some HF Campy hubs.

Mike
02-28-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,542
Posted By SwimmerMike

The brakes are NR era so not Victory and at least...

The brakes are NR era so not Victory and at least one is nicer than what I currently have.
02-28-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,542
Posted By SwimmerMike

Considering how much I've seen patographed parts...

Considering how much I've seen patographed parts go for I'm sure I did fine. The frame looks like an 83 (Based on S/N, but I'll post it in the Bianchi thread to get an expert opinion), and is on the...
02-28-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,542
Posted By SwimmerMike

Has anyone else ever bought a bike for a seat post?

I've been building up a '82 Bianchi Specialissima and I saw a single speed Bianchi with a pantagrapghed seat post. Had to buy it! The only checkout I did on the bike was to make sure the seat post...
02-26-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,296
Posted By SwimmerMike

With all this talk on gearing and trying to be...

With all this talk on gearing and trying to be "Heroic", I had to see what I could do today with some "Heroic" gears. I had already put my clincher wheels that have a straight block on my Bianchi...
02-21-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19,051
Views: 2,363,302
Posted By SwimmerMike

Drillium Dude - Yes, the squeak is gone. I don't...

Drillium Dude - Yes, the squeak is gone. I don't usually like to use a shot-gun approach (re-wax chain, lube derailleur pulleys, etc.) but I figured if I hit everything I could think of when I had...
02-20-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19,051
Views: 2,363,302
Posted By SwimmerMike

I rode up to Woodside to ride with a C&V group. ...

I rode up to Woodside to ride with a C&V group. There were about 10-12 of us. Then rode home. Total was 68 miles, the longest ride so far on the new Bianchi. There were a lot of really cool bikes...
02-20-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,386
Posted By SwimmerMike

As we all know, if there are no pictures it...

As we all know, if there are no pictures it didn't happen.

I flatted with 5 miles to go, and figured there was no reason for anyone to wait, and I had a 20 mile ride home. So I told them to leave...
02-19-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,529
Posted By SwimmerMike

A couple more pictures from my 30 mile check-out...

A couple more pictures from my 30 mile check-out ride today. I have an odd squeak that comes in at around 15-20 miles. Did a lot of basics after the ride to hopefully address it. Re-waxed the...
02-19-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19,051
Views: 2,363,302
Posted By SwimmerMike

Did the longest ride on my rebuilt Bianchi. I...

Did the longest ride on my rebuilt Bianchi. I still have 1 problem to figure out, hopefully the work after the ride I did will get rid of the squeak that shows up after 20 miles.

30 mostly flat...
02-19-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 12,201
Posted By SwimmerMike

Oh illustrious CrapMaster, I've been debating all...

Oh illustrious CrapMaster, I've been debating all week. I figured I would say "add me to the list" after a few cocktails. But seeing it launch, I am going to say "add me to the list" while sober and...
02-18-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,386
Posted By SwimmerMike

cinelliguy thanks for the clarification. I'm...

cinelliguy thanks for the clarification. I'm going to try to make it.

Mike
02-17-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By SwimmerMike

Hi John, welcome aboard. If you enjoy friction...

Hi John, welcome aboard. If you enjoy friction shifting, you found the right group.

Mike
02-15-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,134
Posted By SwimmerMike

It's nice to see the respect Ollie had for the...

It's nice to see the respect Ollie had for the bike and the riders of the time. I was surprised that the bike had a 42-26.
02-15-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,529
Posted By SwimmerMike

The current build is: Cinelli cockpit ...

The current build is:

Cinelli cockpit
Brake Levers: Super Record Polished
Brake Calipers: Record
Shifters: Super Record
Derailleurs: Super Record Front and Rear
Crank/Chainrigs: Strada/Super...
02-10-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,701
Posted By SwimmerMike

Bob Jackson on the top on Montebello (Above...

Bob Jackson on the top on Montebello (Above Silicon Valley)
02-07-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,529
Posted By SwimmerMike

The term touchup, was used tongue in cheek, it...

The term touchup, was used tongue in cheek, it was a full rattle-can respray. I used a custom mixed color (RAL 6027) paint I procured from a company in Austin (I believe) and followed it up with...
02-07-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,386
Posted By SwimmerMike

I was hoping to get a picture of cinelliguy and...

I was hoping to get a picture of cinelliguy and his Masi, but he had to peel off at the end to head home.

If it wasn't for the fact I got the ride on Strava, I would have thought I just dreamed...
02-07-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,529
Posted By SwimmerMike

You are right. The fact that this was a basket...

You are right. The fact that this was a basket case got rid of a lot of debating and gave me a clean slate to just dive in. There was no debate around "how much patina is too much?"; I also figured...
02-07-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,529
Posted By SwimmerMike

merziac, OK, so maybe I played down the work...

merziac, OK, so maybe I played down the work required to transform this. It was nice to stumble on a grail bike that looked beyond hope and have it come together. I'll do a build thread on it with...
02-07-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,529
Posted By SwimmerMike

Thanks Narhay and genejockey. ...

Thanks Narhay and genejockey.




merziac - Thanks. Sourcing the fork was my biggest concern. I figured I might need to identify a donor frame with the right fork than make a choice between...
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