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10-05-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By unworthy1

Whoa, I got all excited cause I was looking at my...

Whoa, I got all excited cause I was looking at my hubs today for something Bianchigirll was after and remembered seeing two with the gold foil SUPERBE label...
but no dice:
They are both rears (one...
10-05-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By unworthy1

Since orphan wheel sets are allowed, I think I...

Since orphan wheel sets are allowed, I think I have the ultimate weirdo pair.
Not exactly vintage to folks like us, but certainly are to the crowd who ride stuff like this.

HED "Jet" 650 C deep V...
10-05-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By unworthy1

So far: zip-zilch-nada. I don't find anything...

So far: zip-zilch-nada.
I don't find anything that matches your needs. Maybe something will crop up later but don't hold your breath.
10-05-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 71,777
Views: 11,676,601
Posted By unworthy1

Many were made by BMZ (Biemmezeta) so if this one...

Many were made by BMZ (Biemmezeta) so if this one is it may have those letters stamped on the BB shell. I also think it's a fair price: not a crashing hot price but worth the $$ if it's your size and...
10-05-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By unworthy1

I'll take a look. I used to have a big bucket of...

I'll take a look. I used to have a big bucket of used hubs but over the years I have gotten a lot sold off, so...we'll see.
09-27-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By unworthy1

My initial thoughts are this just doesn't look...

My initial thoughts are this just doesn't look like something build from Tange #5 tubing, a bit nicer IMO.
But check the seat post size (#5 is pretty thick-walled so expect something small like 25.8...
09-26-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 71,777
Views: 11,676,601
Posted By unworthy1

"R" logo

I do believe that's the Razesa logo on the head tube (Spanish)
09-25-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By unworthy1

now we just need someone who can interpret the...

now we just need someone who can interpret the Mondia serial numbering system to chime in...
09-22-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By unworthy1

Both! What throws me are two sets of water...

Both!
What throws me are two sets of water bottle bosses: those have to be added-on, right?
Since it's basically a Mondia by another name is there a serial number stamped on the NDS stay cap (as...
09-21-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,114
Posted By unworthy1

I also don't recall ever seeing all these details...

I also don't recall ever seeing all these details together on any make, before: the cable guides under BB shell are very unusual, and surprised it has these but LONG Gipiemme DOs which I believe by...
09-20-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 468
Posted By unworthy1

very nice and nice photos too! My only thoughts...

very nice and nice photos too!
My only thoughts are "this could use some nicer brakes..."
09-19-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By unworthy1

That's exactly how Bernie Mikkelsen repaired one...

That's exactly how Bernie Mikkelsen repaired one (a shorty Campy DO cracked in this same spot). He told me this was a common point of failure for those DOs and as a result he did a lot of these...
09-19-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Posted By unworthy1

Never seen or heard of this marque, before. If it...

Never seen or heard of this marque, before. If it had no name I'd have guessed "Ibis" but doesn't look like any well-known Ibis model, either. Obviously the work of an experienced brazer, hope...
09-18-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 71,777
Views: 11,676,601
Posted By unworthy1

no kidding: very odd kit for a Holdsworth with...

no kidding: very odd kit for a Holdsworth with "Team/Pro" livery BUT stamped DOs, the pump pegs, lamp bracket lug and "all that French stuff". I'd want to get more details, but simple answer might...
09-18-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 71,777
Views: 11,676,601
Posted By unworthy1

And excuse me a hi-jack BUT if somebody just has...

And excuse me a hi-jack BUT if somebody just has to have some I have a pair that I never used and probably never will, so happy to pass them along for cost of shipping. As bianchigirll notes they are...
09-17-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 835
Posted By unworthy1

Fair warning: brace yourselves for the horror of...

Fair warning: brace yourselves for the horror of a badly mis-treated Ciocc frameset. I did not do this, I bought it so as to save it!
But some ref for what the early details and graphics look like:...
09-17-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 835
Posted By unworthy1

I know it's become accepted practice to call...

I know it's become accepted practice to call frames with that decal on the front of TT "Designer '84" or the previous version decal "Designer '80" but I don't think it was ever the actual model name...
09-17-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 835
Posted By unworthy1

Let's see if i can find an old pic of mine, not...

Let's see if i can find an old pic of mine, not "burgundy" but a deep red metallic, paint by Mr. Ed Litton, and he had these decals on hand. Original color was a plain-jane red.
...
09-17-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 835
Posted By unworthy1

hmmm, does the OP know what size steerer he...

hmmm, does the OP know what size steerer he needs?
I MIGHT have such a fork but if I do (and decide to sell it) yes it will be pricey!
I know what I spent on these!
:twitchy:
09-16-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 835
Posted By unworthy1

i own an"early 1990s" CIOCC that has many similar...

i own an"early 1990s" CIOCC that has many similar details and thse were NOT made by Cinelli or any builder that Cinelli employed (AFAIK).
The Cinelli Spoiler BB shell and the seat cluster are exact...
09-16-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By unworthy1

My thanks and kudos to delicious for his...

My thanks and kudos to delicious for his generosity!
As mentioned in the "Pay it Forward" thread, if I wind up with leftovers after me, my friends and local co-ops have their picks, I will offer...
09-16-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,522
Views: 206,744
Posted By unworthy1

as a shout-out of thanks: delicious gave me a box...

as a shout-out of thanks: delicious gave me a box of spare parts and a few tires (local PU in Berkeley) so want to thank him publicly and note how generous he is!
Thanks!
There's a good chance I...
09-16-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By unworthy1

Update: I found a handful of these sleeves and...

Update: I found a handful of these sleeves and between 2 C&Vers who contacted me I am sure they will clean out my inventory!
So unless I find a bunch more, my offer is "closed"
09-14-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,743
Posted By unworthy1

AFAIK there has been no change of ownership...

AFAIK there has been no change of ownership (Bradley Wohl, sole proprietor I think) since maybe 1980-something. He has occasionally posted to the CR list, not sure if ever to this forum.
But there...
09-14-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,743
Posted By unworthy1

"the OP's shop" American Cyclery is not a co-op,...

"the OP's shop" American Cyclery is not a co-op, tho they USED to keep a track pump (chained) at the front door that anyone could use to fill up tubes with pure SF air.
I will take a stroll to...
09-13-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By unworthy1

congrats! And that was quick (at least for us in...

congrats! And that was quick (at least for us in the peanut gallery)!
If you have internal rust consider a soak in a kiddie wading pool with oxalic acid (wood bleach crystals dissolved in warm...
09-13-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By unworthy1

PM incoming

PM incoming
09-13-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,040
Posted By unworthy1

oh yeah, I love this place! I used to have it...

oh yeah, I love this place! I used to have it bookmarked but lost a huge library of those, so glad to be able to add his site, again.
My friend who lives "over in the next valley" goes directly to...
09-13-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By unworthy1

No, they were contemporaries and competitors...

No, they were contemporaries and competitors (BITD) but not the same company.
The Third hand was once in Shasta Co of CA, Bike Tools Etc. was/is up north in Ashland, OR. So kind of along the same...
09-13-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By unworthy1

I often pour way too much (parts, labor and...

I often pour way too much (parts, labor and accessories) into rescue bikes, maybe I should learn and find another outlet?
But if the orphan seems like it has any potential I tend to build it like I...
09-12-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 71,777
Views: 11,676,601
Posted By unworthy1

"...has morphed into this fun little coffee...

"...has morphed into this fun little coffee go-getter."
damn, got too close to the nuclear power station and...morphed!
Don't you just hate when that happens? ;)
Luckily the reactor accident did...
09-12-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By unworthy1

There are several lengthy threads in this forum...

There are several lengthy threads in this forum regarding "every trick in the book" for seatpost removal. Search and read.
I have sawn out a few and it's never a picnic, but have had success, also...
09-11-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By unworthy1

don't think so, there are clamp-ons cable...

don't think so, there are clamp-ons cable 'guides' from several brands (the most common being chrome-plated steel Sun Tour bands and used for bikes with stem shifters or barcons) but nothing made by...
09-11-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By unworthy1

Fine bikes: I've always had a soft spot (and...

Fine bikes: I've always had a soft spot (and respect) for these after working on a couple (not kept but sold on).
They are under-appreciated IMO, but that's to be expected because they are seldom...
09-11-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 37,330
Posted By unworthy1

allow me an "old guy reminiscence" moment: way...

allow me an "old guy reminiscence" moment: way back in late 1990s time I worked for a small ad agency in a neighborhood (China Basin in SF) that has undergone enormous changes since then.

On lunch...
09-10-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 971
Posted By unworthy1

I also go thru so many cables I cannot stomach...

I also go thru so many cables I cannot stomach the prices that LBS have to charge but I understand that they HAVE overhead, etc. so the price is legit, just too high for me.

So I buy from online...
09-09-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,040
Posted By unworthy1

I'm putting too fine a point on this but speaking...

I'm putting too fine a point on this but speaking of brushes and cleaning them: I have used (and tossed) plenty of cheap foam "brushes" but when used with some solvent-based finishes the foam can...
09-08-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By unworthy1

Cause these forkends were forged in France,...

Cause these forkends were forged in France, despite the Italian by way of England provenance.
That's a nice fork, whether Chris Kvale (I believe so) or another builder!
09-08-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By unworthy1

Got a pic of this?

Got a pic of this?
09-07-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By unworthy1

well I don't know how I missed that cause I am...

well I don't know how I missed that cause I am trolling the McMaster site often, but I will have to take the plunge and try some SS tape.
ANYthing can be cut with the proper blade, IMO.
;)
09-07-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,040
Posted By unworthy1

Sounds half-crazy but that's trivia I never heard...

Sounds half-crazy but that's trivia I never heard of! Thanks for the tip (I hope!)
I think a good idea to keep the fire extinguisher close at hand when you try this at home...
09-07-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By unworthy1

one more pic: ...

one more pic:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/864x698/img_0641_cb73575661481dceb0a8826a1533e68dc7ce3a32.jpg
another recent example with a cleaner chain stay that came out a...
09-07-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,040
Posted By unworthy1

since I have used it a lot over many years, but...

since I have used it a lot over many years, but primarily for wood (furniture) finishing, allow me to share some shellac tips and trivia.

I prefer to make my own "cuts" which is just lingo for the...
09-07-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By unworthy1

Thanks for finding them, of these 2 the bottom...

Thanks for finding them, of these 2 the bottom link goes to NOS Minoura items that are genuine stainless steel, the top link is for aluminum new products, which I believe are made in China and have...
09-06-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,040
Posted By unworthy1

I use spray shellac on all kinds of wood...

I use spray shellac on all kinds of wood finishing projects but no reason to spray when brush-painting the same Bullseye "blond" shellac is much more controllable (on handlebar tape or hemp twine)....
09-06-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By unworthy1

Dunno but it sure might attract road dirt or...

Dunno but it sure might attract road dirt or other flotsam & jetsam ?!?
09-06-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 610
Posted By unworthy1

By "popular demand" here's a link to a thread I...

By "popular demand" here's a link to a thread I just made for step-by-step instructional to make your own DIY ALU tape (HVAC) chain stay protectors.
"So easy even a child can make one"...
09-06-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By unworthy1

DIY chain stay protectors ALU foil tape, a step-by-step

Some folks expressed interest when I mentioned that I stooped to making my own "homebrew" substitute chain stay protecteors, to fill the void left since nobody sells the Classic/Vintage thick...
09-06-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 750
Posted By unworthy1

yes it did, cause mine has that and is otherwise...

yes it did, cause mine has that and is otherwise identical, I believe this was a "tourist" tool you could pack along, but it's sturdy enough for shop use (by non-gorillas).
When I get around to it...
09-06-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 71,777
Views: 11,676,601
Posted By unworthy1

Nope, but there are details that point to...

Nope, but there are details that point to "Acer-Mex" (Windsor and Carabella, some flavor of "Carrera" model) yet some that point away, too.
I have seen very few "FALK" or "FALCK" tubing labels, most...
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