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12-04-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 787
Posted By smontanaro

I have the earlier (I think) design without the...

I have the earlier (I think) design without the curved edges. I need to occasionally remove a chainring bolt for clearance. Looking at a picture of the current product, I think it would fit a bit...
12-04-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 209
Posted By smontanaro

I opened a thread about the problem (there are...

I opened a thread about the problem (there are several). IBJoel responded (https://www.bikeforums.net/22723790-post2.html):



Bikeforums isn't the only horse in the Internet Brands corral, so...
12-04-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 787
Posted By smontanaro

Sure, it might technically be "just one crank,"...

Sure, it might technically be "just one crank," but it will be installed and removed multiple times trying to set things up properly. I tried maybe three or four spindles on my Automoto before...
12-03-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 209
Posted By smontanaro

Just to make sure I'd checked everything...

Just to make sure I'd checked everything potentially useful, I verified that the Box o' Crap page displayed fine on my laptop but gave the dreaded "bburl" error message on my Android phone. I cleared...
12-03-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,306
Posted By smontanaro

Where does that leave us? Should we send a letter...

Where does that leave us? Should we send a letter to the Renton address asking for permission to use the existing content?

I reconstituted the site on my web server and privately asked a few...
12-03-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 879,794
Posted By smontanaro

Alas, most of my bikes have tubulars. That's...

Alas, most of my bikes have tubulars. That's where my spare tire goes. I guess I could go old school and loop the spare over my shoulders. :)
12-02-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,143
Posted By smontanaro

I can take careful measurements if there are any...

I can take careful measurements if there are any things left unsaid in the original listing.
12-02-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,143
Posted By smontanaro

I'm going to :bump: this. Michael is willing to...

I'm going to :bump: this. Michael is willing to entertain offers (I'm thinking $1200 range), but is pretty adamant that he doesn't want to sell it to someone who will just flip it. So, if you're...
12-02-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,306
Posted By smontanaro

I tried the business number, got a fax machine or...

I tried the business number, got a fax machine or modem. I waited awhile to see if it would give up and transfer to voice, but it never did. I then called the cell phone and left a voice mail.
12-02-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 879,794
Posted By smontanaro

I have four or five rides with the Varia under my...

I have four or five rides with the Varia under my belt at this point. A few points I noticed.

On my first ride, when it pinged an alert at its furthest extent I looked back to see what was...
12-02-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,306
Posted By smontanaro

Not so far. My next step would be to send a...

Not so far. My next step would be to send a postcard or make a phone call. I'm quite hesitant to do the latter.
12-02-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,306
Posted By smontanaro

Fine, but note that it was all publically...

Fine, but note that it was all publically available.
12-02-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,306
Posted By smontanaro

I suspect his first name is Douglas. I matched up...

I suspect his first name is Douglas. I matched up this contact info on skipechert.com (via the Wayback Machine (https://web.archive.org/web/20180329192233/http://skipechert.com/))

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12-01-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 79,382
Posted By smontanaro

Yup: Velo-Retro: Rose Bowl Ride...

Yup:

Velo-Retro: Rose Bowl Ride (http://velo-retro.com/roseBowlVintRide.html)

I thought we had it in the vintage cycling events calendar, but it went missing. I will add it back.
11-30-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By smontanaro

Much appreciated IBJoel and lmonteiro .

Much appreciated IBJoel and lmonteiro .
11-30-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 301,000
Posted By smontanaro

Not sure about Drillium Dude but when stretching...

Not sure about Drillium Dude but when stretching or gluing tubulars I tend to pump them up pretty high, at least 100psi. When riding, my pressures are similar to pastorbobnlnh's.
11-30-22, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 301,000
Posted By smontanaro

Drillium Dude I saw the picture of the separated...

Drillium Dude I saw the picture of the separated tread. Was that sad received or after inflation? Challenge tubulars have been off my list for several years because if tread separation. The Veloflex...
11-29-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 21,989
Posted By smontanaro

If by "volumetric capacity" you mean "volume", I...

If by "volumetric capacity" you mean "volume", I get 882 cubic inches based on the dimensions listed on the USPS website. Filled with osmium, it would weigh 723 pounds. Your letter carrier would...
11-29-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 879,794
Posted By smontanaro

Is it typical to mix single pivot and dual pivot...

Is it typical to mix single pivot and dual pivot calipers?
11-28-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By smontanaro

Broken page - can an admin fix?

Something seems broken with the Box O' Crap thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1246804-box-o-crap-series-nine.html). Whenever I try to visit page 18...
11-28-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 21,989
Posted By smontanaro

I'm pretty sure I put a set of metal toe clips...

I'm pretty sure I put a set of metal toe clips for those pedals in the BoC the last time it passed through. Did someone take them when I wasn't looking?
11-28-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,306
Posted By smontanaro

Much more tedious looks to be extricating Wayback...

Much more tedious looks to be extricating Wayback Machine code from the web pages. *sigh*
11-28-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,306
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks. I am crawling the Wayback Machine (743...

Thanks. I am crawling the Wayback Machine (743 pages out of about 1250 at the moment). If I find pages missing I will post.



I also contacted Host Papa (last week). Whoever I exchanged messages...
11-27-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,306
Posted By smontanaro

At the moment I have about half the site...

At the moment I have about half the site downloaded (again, being very careful), about 600 out of 1250+ total files. So far, I've got 81 PDF files. When completed, I'll let people know what I might...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-27-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks for all the feedback. Since it seemed...

Thanks for all the feedback.

Since it seemed clear no bottom bracket post was going to just fall into my lap, I got a bit more creative. Some leftover blocks from a tubing block building exercise,...
11-27-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By smontanaro

Porkchop BMX Black Friday Sale

I find Porkchop BMX a good source for cable housing and Kool-Stop brake pads. They are running a 20% off sale (discount code: NORETURNS) through the 28th. FYI.
11-27-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By smontanaro

I appreciate the humor in your comment (at least...

I appreciate the humor in your comment (at least I hope it was humor), however the size of the suitcase doesn't really matter. There's no way I can squish the spare on bikes with tubulars.
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11-26-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,306
Posted By smontanaro

I've still heard nothing (neither here, on CR,...

I've still heard nothing (neither here, on CR, nor in response to my texts and emails).

I wrote a script to download as much as I could from the Wayback Machine. I've had to work my way through...
11-26-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks. I'll see how it does on the seatstays of...

Thanks. I'll see how it does on the seatstays of my various bikes. Might pick up one or two of those though.
11-26-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks. Went on a shakedown ride with the...

Thanks. Went on a shakedown ride with the seatstay mount. It worked just fine. I wrote a "review (https://www.strava.com/activities/8172365620)" on my Strava account.
11-26-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By smontanaro

Mounting Varia on vintage bike

I got a Varia RTL 515 for my b'day (yay!) and went to mount it to one of my vintage bikes a few minutes ago. I couldn't mount it on my seat tube, as the only place I could squeeze it in was too low....
11-26-22, 10:11 AM
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Views: 879,794
Posted By smontanaro

Odds 'n ends. I bought the seatpost from...

Odds 'n ends. I bought the seatpost from oldspokeshome on eBay awhile ago. It will go on my Conti. My son in Burlington, VT picked it up and brought it with him when he came west for Thanksgiving. He...
11-26-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By smontanaro

Jubilee front derailleurs frequently cracked at...

Jubilee front derailleurs frequently cracked at the pivot pins. I wonder if they were made for metric and English seat tube diameters. (Seems likely.) If so, installing a metric derailleur on an...
11-25-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,177
Posted By smontanaro

If not, Doug Fattic has been doing it wrong for...

If not, Doug Fattic has been doing it wrong for several decades and I'm screwed: ;)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52264613756_2760bf089a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nCrNNh)
11-24-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,177
Posted By smontanaro

I've used Brooks' stuff, but am currently working...

I've used Brooks' stuff, but am currently working through some Obenaufs. If you're somewhere warm, coating it with one of these waxes, then letting them sit in the sun so the leather soaks it up...
11-24-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,177
Posted By smontanaro

This is going to seem dumb, but I've been hanging...

This is going to seem dumb, but I've been hanging around here a long time and have never made use of this album, at least not directly. where is it? I looked in your profile but couldn't find it....
11-24-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,177
Posted By smontanaro

Maybe just using up old stock on hand? Happy...

Maybe just using up old stock on hand?

Happy Thanksgiving y'all!
Forum: Framebuilders
11-24-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By smontanaro

Might be a good excuse to join Pumping Station...

Might be a good excuse to join Pumping Station One (https://pumpingstationone.org/). Alternatively, the local high school has a well equipped shop (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmCNmXfQ) (ignore all the...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-24-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By smontanaro

For my immediate use case, I suspect most of the...

For my immediate use case, I suspect most of the action will be in the rear triangles. If I get to the point where I really have a hard time with a main triangle that is way out of whack, I can make...
11-24-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By smontanaro

Late 50s/early 60s Tour de France...

Late 50s/early 60s Tour de France (https://www.flickr.com/gp/49705339@N00/vWhJW471Si).

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48601164366_27cb78b80f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h3HEVL)

Saddle by...
11-23-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 72,859
Views: 11,833,861
Posted By smontanaro

The 1012/1 item on Velobase...

The 1012/1 item on Velobase (https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=96C406B5-3EC5-4875-BF84-4F706B8749CA&Enum=108&AbsPos=4) has smooth pulleys. Earliest version I think. The weight weenie action...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-23-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks for the feedback. I'm not terribly worried...

Thanks for the feedback. I'm not terribly worried about my table saw's strength. It's my dad's old early 50s Craftsman with a cast iron top (and ribbed bracing underneath). The extensions are also...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-23-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By smontanaro

WTB: Bottom Bracket Post

I have a number of frames that need their alignment checked/adjusted. My most immediate need is a mid-50s Automoto which is pretty far out of whack. (My guess is someone cold set it, but only moved...
11-23-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,177
Posted By smontanaro

Yes. :) I was referring to the relative dearth of...

Yes. :) I was referring to the relative dearth of Frejus entries in Dale's list from before 1950 (compared to after), maybe 10-15 early frames compared to over 200 total.

As for flogging world...
11-23-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 72,859
Views: 11,833,861
Posted By smontanaro

I'm certainly no expert on early Campagnolo...

I'm certainly no expert on early Campagnolo derailleurs, but the asking price of $1,295 suggests it's a very early Gran Sport. The seller is tullio_s_quickrelease, a reputable Italian seller, so...
11-23-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,306
Posted By smontanaro

Good suggestion, however... The only email I can...

Good suggestion, however... The only email I can find for him (Skip Echert) is skip@skipechert.com. That was his Classic Rendezvous email address as well. The echert.com domain is also quarantined by...
11-23-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 72,859
Views: 11,833,861
Posted By smontanaro

Old Spokes Home also has a 60cm Super Course...

Old Spokes Home also has a 60cm Super Course frame listed right now.
11-23-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,177
Posted By smontanaro

Dale Brown has a Frejus serial number registry on...

Dale Brown has a Frejus serial number registry on the Classic Rendezvous website:
​​​​Frejus serial number chart (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Frejus/Frejus_serial_numbers.htm)

There...
11-22-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,306
Posted By smontanaro

Though as I was reminded earlier today (offline),...

Though as I was reminded earlier today (offline), the Wayback Machine is not indexed by search engines. After a site is gone for awhile, the major search engines will remove it from their indexes,...
11-22-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,306
Posted By smontanaro

I found a phone number for the vintage-trek.com...

I found a phone number for the vintage-trek.com owner. Hopefully it is a cell number. I sent a text. 🤞
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