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05-25-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...FWIW, there is a long series of pictures...

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...FWIW, there is a long series of pictures ,of a DBS 3 speed where I disassembled the Fauber crank so I could repaint the thing (https://www.bikeforums.net/19139045-post24.html). It's not an...
05-25-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 100
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...DBS in Norway used Fauber cranks for quite...

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...DBS in Norway used Fauber cranks for quite a while on their three speeds. But they are another country over in Scandinavia.
If you can get together some decent photos, and post them in an...
05-24-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,294
Posted By 3alarmer

. Best: Don't sweat the small stuff. 2nd...

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Best: Don't sweat the small stuff.
2nd best: It's all small stuff.
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By 3alarmer

...the guy I bought this one from locally, for...

...the guy I bought this one from locally, for $1200 (I think that was the final number) was happy I showed up, because he had it listed on e-bay for a little more (to cover their commission), and...
Replies: 28
Views: 727
Posted By 3alarmer

...sometimes, on the larger size frames, the...

...sometimes, on the larger size frames, the builder might sub in an SL seat tube, instead of an SLX. It's risky trying to fit s post to one of these just by referencing the marque and model. And...
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have bought two of these Cinelli SC's...

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...I have bought two of these Cinelli SC's locally. One cost either 800 or 900 bucks (I forget now), but the paint was rough, so I ended up repainting it.
The other one was in better shape...
05-23-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 38,541
Posted By 3alarmer

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05-23-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,881
Posted By 3alarmer

...not sure what you are calling "retrofriction...

...not sure what you are calling "retrofriction levers" ? The Simplex retrofrictions are almost impossible to assemble incorrectly, and work well with everything, including Campy derailleurs. I'm...
05-21-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Posted By 3alarmer

...I thought wrk101 posted some valuable advice,...

...I thought wrk101 posted some valuable advice, as I also tried to do. You won't get much help here if you insist on asking questions about how fast a bike is, or you demand specs from everyone to...
05-21-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...you can buy whatever size tyres you feel...

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...you can buy whatever size tyres you feel you need, and fit them to your wheels, as long as there is room for them between the stays and at the fork crown and brake bridge.
This is a common...
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05-21-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 324
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have an enormous trust fund, so I only...

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...I have an enormous trust fund, so I only applied for a mortgage to improve my credit scores.
Replies: 28
Views: 727
Posted By 3alarmer

...I restore vintage bikes, myself. But mostly I...

...I restore vintage bikes, myself. But mostly I do it to ride them. I had a good chuckle at this, because the way restored vintage road bikes are priced now, the idea I'd make a profit on any of...
Forum: Foo
05-20-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 1,051,419
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...still remembers his junior high...

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...still remembers his junior high girlfriend, Nancy Jean Dinwiddie, who took a pinch of mint snuff, right before she French kissed him the first time. Swapping spit has never been as delicious...
Forum: Foo
05-19-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 1,051,419
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he once chewed off his own foot, to escape...

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...he once chewed off his own foot, to escape from an unhappy marriage.
Forum: Foo
05-19-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 1,051,419
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...tortures and eats parts of himself after...

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...tortures and eats parts of himself after mating.
05-19-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,076
Posted By 3alarmer

...IKR ? I have yet to see my first Cinelli...

...IKR ? I have yet to see my first Cinelli mountain bike in person, yet I'm told they were made in quantity for a number of years.
05-19-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,076
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I dimly recall reading something about...

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...I dimly recall reading something about these in some dingy corner of the internet, about the contract builder, but I can't find it. Which is no big deal, because contract built frames that are...
Replies: 28
Views: 727
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...Atala made so many levels of bicycle, and...

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...Atala made so many levels of bicycle, and for some reason I don't see many of the top ones around here where I live.
I have one I got here with pretty crappy remaining paint that I repainted,...
05-18-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...or you can just go with the more recent...

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...or you can just go with the more recent design for integrated ones like these. (https://www.advanced-cycles.com/product/shimano-acera-ez-fire-shifter-brake-lever-360868-1.htm)
Forum: Foo
05-17-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 1,051,419
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...has invented a new cryptocurrency that...

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...has invented a new cryptocurrency that derives its value from lying. He has a crypto mining operation in an abandoned factory outside of Savannah, where long banks of servers are busy churning...
05-16-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By 3alarmer

... ...I used to drive 395 down the along the...

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...I used to drive 395 down the along the east side of the Sierra on my way to and from Mexico, when I could get longer breaks from work for the fire department.
I always used to stop at...
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 1,051,419
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...began the Beguine when he realized he no...

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...began the Beguine when he realized he no longer has the rhythm to rumba. It came off as a nice save, on the dance floor of the Leisure World, Pompano Beach, Tuesday night mixer.
05-15-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 547
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...tyres are consumables. Be happy you got...

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...tyres are consumables. Be happy you got what use out of it you did. I hit a big piece of broken glass coming out of a blind curve on the MUP here, flatted instantly, and had to toss a Vittoria...
05-15-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,565
Posted By 3alarmer

...I have a number of nicely restored Raleigh...

...I have a number of nicely restored Raleigh bicycles, 4 different year Professional, 3 Competition, and one International that I will be selling soon. Sadly, they are all too big for you. :(
From...
Forum: Foo
05-15-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 1,051,419
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he got out of any punishment while...

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...he got out of any punishment while attending Catholic grade school, by cleverly faking stigmata.
He still has all the makeup, in a small gym bag in his closet, in case he needs a miracle to...
05-15-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...one option I haven't mentioned, which...

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...one option I haven't mentioned, which might be good for your particular project, is to mask off the main tubes of the frame, where the decals are now, and simply repaint the rear triangle (the...
05-15-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By 3alarmer

...the best working, cheapest, and most reliable...

...the best working, cheapest, and most reliable shifting stuff , at the time that bike was made and sold, was probably Suntour, but they never got indexed systems working well enough (on the whole),...
05-15-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,644
Posted By 3alarmer

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...by rotating the post, with the horizontal extension either fore or aft, it...
05-15-22, 11:26 AM
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Views: 1,644
Posted By 3alarmer

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...this was a common saddle mounting arrangement at one time. It was much more...
Forum: Foo
05-14-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 1,051,419
Posted By 3alarmer

. ....a big believer in keeping his language...

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....a big believer in keeping his language clean, about the strongest words he uses are to call someone an old poopy head.
05-13-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...some of these decal guys have certain...

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...some of these decal guys have certain specialties, so who I order from depends a lot on what I'm painting.
There are things that H Lloyd in the UK makes that nobody else does, Greg Softley is...
05-13-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 473
Posted By 3alarmer

...this triggered my PTSD. It's like you were...

...this triggered my PTSD. It's like you were there.:twitchy:
Replies: 23
Views: 573
Posted By 3alarmer

...you can part out a bike on e-bay for more...

...you can part out a bike on e-bay for more money than selling the bike intact. Campy NR derailleurs are actually pretty reasonable right now. They made them in the same (or similar) design for a...
Replies: 23
Views: 573
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I do some restorations, and even have one...

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...I do some restorations, and even have one Le Champion (from a different year) that I restored as a project.
But the problem with yours, as a project, is that so many of the original parts are...
05-13-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 793
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...how hard is it to buy and install a couple...

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...how hard is it to buy and install a couple of helicoils in a stem?
05-13-22, 12:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 473
Posted By 3alarmer

...we never got any pushback from the local bike...

...we never got any pushback from the local bike shops here. We made a particular effort to inform them that we were not doing repairs for money, or selling new stuff.

All our repair efforts were...
Forum: Foo
05-12-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 1,051,419
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...better than ever is a low enough bar, that...

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...better than ever is a low enough bar, that he can clear it with ease.
Forum: Foo
05-12-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 1,051,419
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...undefeated champion of the Leisure World,...

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...undefeated champion of the Leisure World, Winslow twerking contest for three years running, until a groin pull injury sidelined him for the 2022 season. It's been a slow recovery, with ups and...
05-12-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 587
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I like your username, but this is clearly...

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...I like your username, but this is clearly user error.
05-12-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By 3alarmer

...I have restored several of the 80's Super...

...I have restored several of the 80's Super Comp's ( 1 up from yours in the hierarchy, but basically the same bike with a full Reynolds frame.So not much difference).
Not sure how "correct" you are...
05-12-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 852
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...just as an FYI, I think they stopped...

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...just as an FYI, I think they stopped selling Raleigh Lentons in 1960. You can look here. (https://on-the-drops.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-raleigh-lentons-1948-1960.html)
05-12-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 852
Posted By 3alarmer

...here is the Lenton Grand Prix from 1958 that I...

...here is the Lenton Grand Prix from 1958 that I reworked. It is pretty rideable, not especially fast, but somewhat more enjoyable than it was with the original components.
You can probably see...
Forum: Foo
05-12-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 1,051,419
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...has been jealous of my all natural, large...

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...has been jealous of my all natural, large and proud booty for many years now. When we dance at the Leisure World "ladies only" male strippers event, on the first Wednesday of every month, he...
05-11-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By 3alarmer

...sometimes you need to pull on the exterior of...

...sometimes you need to pull on the exterior of the tyre a little bit, in a direction tangential to the rim, so that the tyre and tube both slide a little bit in the direction you need it to go....
Forum: Foo
05-11-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 1,051,419
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...to this day, he insists that OJ Simpson...

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...to this day, he insists that OJ Simpson was innocent. This gives him an opportunity to once more repeat, "If the gloves don't fit, you must acquit."
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By 3alarmer

...phrased like this, it's a difficult question...

...phrased like this, it's a difficult question to answer. Bikes with tubular wheels are a tough thing to sell on the local Craigslist, but you might get lucky.
Everyone seems to agree that the...
Forum: Foo
05-10-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 1,051,419
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...inspired by his enjoyable experiences...

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...inspired by his enjoyable experiences here, he recently started up a "Post a truth about the person above" thread over on his Truth Social account.
Forum: Foo
05-10-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 535
Posted By 3alarmer

...this is why the bamboo bong was invented. ...

...this is why the bamboo bong was invented.

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Forum: Foo
05-10-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 1,051,419
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...likes to tell the young folks he picks up...

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...likes to tell the young folks he picks up hitchhiking that nobody rides for free.
Replies: 24
Views: 1,048
Posted By 3alarmer

PX-10 Information Thread....

PX-10 Information Thread. (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1221861-px-10-information-thread.html)
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