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08-13-22, 04:57 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Got some glue left? Spread it on a bit of...

Got some glue left? Spread it on a bit of aluminum (maybe an unused rim), let it dry, then try the acetone. Alternatively, apply to a paper towel and just rub carefully along the brake track. Unless...
08-13-22, 01:40 PM
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Views: 288,517
Posted By smontanaro

I think acetone (main ingredient of nail polish...

I think acetone (main ingredient of nail polish remover) is the preferred solvent. Test in a small spot to be sure.
08-13-22, 05:29 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

I recognize that bike!

I recognize that bike!
08-13-22, 05:19 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

I'm new to the 50+ forum, but have been hanging...

I'm new to the 50+ forum, but have been hanging out on the C&V forum for maybe ten years, as all my bikes are of a certain age. I'm 68, retired, ride 4-5 days a week, both for recreation and...
08-12-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By smontanaro

I performed the experiment - brake pad toe-in

I have anodized rims on my Redcay (currently Ambrosio Synthesis Durex, but something else originally).The brakes have always screamed like banshees. It's been hanging in the basement for a long...
08-11-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19,265
Views: 2,422,382
Posted By smontanaro

Bingo! Thanks thinktubes for giving others a...

Bingo! Thanks thinktubes for giving others a shot. ;)
08-11-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19,265
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Posted By smontanaro

Nice here in the Third Coast today. Took out my...

Nice here in the Third Coast today. Took out my Frejus Tour de France for the first time in a long while. Stopped briefly at an Evanston movie landmark. There isn't much in the way of a clue in the...
08-11-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,977
Posted By smontanaro

This. I'm no stickler for originality, but I draw...

This. I'm no stickler for originality, but I draw the line at making irreversible frame modifications, especially to "nice" bikes. Peugeot UO-8? Maybe, if no other option is available. PX-10? Nope....
08-10-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 387
Posted By smontanaro

If you're going to go the DIY route, you can find...

If you're going to go the DIY route, you can find cabinets online for not much moola. Make sure they are large enough for the pieces you want to work on. Media type is important as well, I think....
08-10-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 387
Posted By smontanaro

Just to add a visual, this is Doug's unit...

Just to add a visual, this is Doug's unit (everything green against the wall). The compressor is way at the other end of the shop.
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08-10-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 387
Posted By smontanaro

Maybe a framebuilder or frame painter? I know...

Maybe a framebuilder or frame painter? I know Doug Fattic has a nice sandblasting setup, though I suspect it's only for his use.
08-10-22, 04:33 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Ride report

I hadn't ridden my Redcay for quite some time. It was patiently hanging on a hook waiting. I took it out yesterday as a small tribute to Paul Brodek. He was my "Redcay guy," having provided the...
08-08-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,977
Posted By smontanaro

Here are a few options on eBay right now: ...

Here are a few options on eBay right now:

VINTAGE N.O.S. STAINLESS STEEL BICYCLE WATER BOTTLE CAGE CLIPS / CLAMPS SET (2) (https://www.ebay.com/itm/123839524696) (Canadian seller has seven...
08-08-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,977
Posted By smontanaro

So, it would seem not to be intended for use on...

So, it would seem not to be intended for use on frame tubes. Instead, you slip them over the seatpost, then install the seatpost. That's unlikely to be all that useful on most C&V bikes with level...
08-08-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 70,589
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Posted By smontanaro

I don't know, so went looking. Since '02 nrs is...

I don't know, so went looking. Since '02 nrs is in SE Michigan, I tried Detroit CL and came across this. Not the same bike, but interesting nevertheless.
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08-08-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,977
Posted By smontanaro

These...

These (https://velo-orange.com/products/hinged-water-bottle-cage-clamps)? They look butt ugly to me. Not something I'd care to install on a nice vintage bike. Surely vintage bottle cage clamps are...
08-07-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19,265
Views: 2,422,382
Posted By smontanaro

My granddad lived at the veterans home in...

My granddad lived at the veterans home in Yountville fort the last several years of his life.
08-05-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7,692
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Posted By smontanaro

Le Simplex shifter for my Automoto project. I...

Le Simplex shifter for my Automoto project. I particularly like the assembly sketch. Thanks, Tom...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52265205395_ab315e712d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nCuQEX)...
08-05-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By smontanaro

Interesting. A Romet...

Interesting. A Romet (https://www.flickr.com/gp/49705339@N00/eFCNME8b5d) passed through my hands several years ago. I was only attracted to it because it had a first gen Super Record rear derailleur...
08-02-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 690
Posted By smontanaro

Can't help with freewheel removal, but eBay is...

Can't help with freewheel removal, but eBay is littered with close ratio freewheels. You might even find something NOS. As an alternative, if you have something that's too wide range for your needs,...
08-01-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19,265
Views: 2,422,382
Posted By smontanaro

Yeah, not bike-unfriendly particularly, but...

Yeah, not bike-unfriendly particularly, but certainly not scenic either. The draw to Kenosha is almost certainly only the old velodrome. If not for that, I wonder if that would give the planners the...
08-01-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,902
Posted By smontanaro

Yeah, I think the consensus is that the Cyclone...

Yeah, I think the consensus is that the Cyclone was lighter than the Superbe, perhaps a bit more fragile as a result.
08-01-22, 09:59 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Ah, okay. I'm not familiar with that. I've never...

Ah, okay. I'm not familiar with that. I've never found the North Shore Century to be particularly difficult. It's just a big counter-clockwise circle. The only tricky part is the extra small loop...
08-01-22, 08:00 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Fortunately you won't need most of the extra gear...

Fortunately you won't need most of the extra gear for the NSC (https://evanstonbikeclub.org/nsc) (I assume that's the century to which you referred). Lots of rest stops, as I'm sure you're aware -...
07-31-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,902
Posted By smontanaro

Since nobody has yet mentioned it, I will....

Since nobody has yet mentioned it, I will. Disraeli Gears (https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site/home.html). Talk about a rabbit hole...

I think the Sanko Procyon is right up there with the best....
07-31-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,468
Posted By smontanaro

I'm back from Michigan and starting to catch up...

I'm back from Michigan and starting to catch up on email. I spent a bit of time with the Univega this afternoon. As far as I can tell, the "ports" on the left and right side of the binder assembly...
07-29-22, 05:20 AM
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Views: 14,176
Posted By smontanaro

The BOC has some competition on eBay - price...

The BOC has some competition on eBay - price isn't as good though. ;)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/295117949326

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/8ckAAOSwpS1i4zJd/s-l1600.jpg
07-29-22, 05:13 AM
Replies: 70,589
Views: 11,549,224
Posted By smontanaro

Probably not really functional any longer, but...

Probably not really functional any longer, but I've not seen anything quite like these leather Balilla hoods before.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265800246425
...
07-27-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,232
Posted By smontanaro

I'm now registered for Saturday and Sunday. Not...

I'm now registered for Saturday and Sunday. Not sure which bike I'll bring, probably just something to ride, maybe the Griffon.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48880545436_243ec39332_z.jpg...
07-26-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,468
Posted By smontanaro

Sorry, my brain was foggy from the croissant. ;)

Sorry, my brain was foggy from the croissant. ;)
07-26-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 319
Posted By smontanaro

Specialized touring pedals...

Specialized touring pedals (https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=CBC6B9BF-B1A1-45BF-8F88-0BEE2382DF1D). I have perhaps four pairs of them, one NOS pair waiting in the wings for the frame I'm...
07-26-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,468
Posted By smontanaro

I'm still out of town (coffeeneuring at Tosi's in...

I'm still out of town (coffeeneuring at Tosi's in St Joe, MI this morning). I will disassemble things when I'm back home (on the weekend) and take pix. My guess is this was how Miyata did their...
07-26-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,468
Posted By smontanaro

As I mentioned in my original post, I've tried a...

As I mentioned in my original post, I've tried a chainring wrench. It didn't work at all. I imagine with some filing it could be made too work. I'll have to see what I have in the parts bin.
07-25-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,249
Posted By smontanaro

RIP Paul Brodek

I learned from a post on Classic Rendezvous that Paul Brodek ó pcb ó died July 21 from glioblastoma. He will be sorely missed.
07-25-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,468
Posted By smontanaro

Good guesses, but nope.

Good guesses, but nope.
07-25-22, 08:34 AM
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Views: 1,468
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks for the suggestions, even the more...

Thanks for the suggestions, even the more expensive monetary one. A nickel was the largest coin I had in my pocket at the time. ;)

I was literally on my ride when I wrote (still am, at a coffee...
07-25-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,468
Posted By smontanaro

Is there a wrench for this?

This pic is of the seatpost bolt nut on my Univega Super Speciale. I've never been really successful holding it in place while snugging up the bolt. I've tried screwdrivers, nickels, chainring bolt...
07-24-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By smontanaro

I've never tried it with a MkII, but have done it...

I've never tried it with a MkII, but have done it with an early Cyclone (if my memory isn't playing tricks on me). steelbikeguy will know for sure.
07-24-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,594
Posted By smontanaro

Did you get either bike? Inquiring minds want to...

Did you get either bike? Inquiring minds want to know...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-21-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 335,984
Posted By smontanaro

I'm taking Doug Fattic's class. I'm a fairly...

I'm taking Doug Fattic's class. I'm a fairly normally proportioned guy. Knowing the top tube and seat tube lengths I can pretty well tell whether or not a frame will work for me. I could probably get...
07-19-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 288,517
Posted By smontanaro

genejockey Brute force works. I've yet to need to...

genejockey Brute force works. I've yet to need to resort to tire irons too remove a tubular tire. As you've seen, adhesion to the edges goes a long way to minimizing the chance they roll off the rim....
07-15-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,232
Posted By smontanaro

I believe there will be some very good seminars....

I believe there will be some very good seminars. Doug Fattic, Jeff Bock, and Rich Gangl (I think I have those three correct) will be there) will be there as well. More than just a swap meet.
07-15-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,232
Posted By smontanaro

You could bring the little tyke, Bob. ;)

You could bring the little tyke, Bob. ;)
07-11-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By smontanaro

Regarding compatibility, are the Simplex...

Regarding compatibility, are the Simplex Retrofriction bosses different than plain old vanilla Simplex bosses? I see plenty of "colliers manettes Simplex...
07-10-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By smontanaro

kroozer Can't help with your dilemma, but I can...

kroozer Can't help with your dilemma, but I can sympathize. I have one that broke on installation. I think it was (nearly) new. :( I eventually found a clamp somewhere (eBay probably), so I was able...
07-08-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 288,517
Posted By smontanaro

WGB I was just thinking it was time to get some...

WGB I was just thinking it was time to get some more. :( I haven't looked around much. I do see tubular tape available on Amazon. Maybe it's time to try that...

Edit: Just found some Mastik One on...
07-07-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 153,123
Posted By smontanaro

Not mine (my son's) and I'm not sure it really...

Not mine (my son's) and I'm not sure it really qualifies as a gravel rig, but I have Jake's Raleigh Competition back at my place to give him a bit better shot at the forest trails and hills in his...
07-07-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 70,589
Views: 11,549,224
Posted By smontanaro

Yo merziac:...

Yo merziac: https://bikerecyclery.com/nos-jim-merz-cycling-cap-orange-racing-stripe-vintage-1980s-rare-collectors-item/
...
07-07-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks all. Nobody indicated the little ratchety...

Thanks all. Nobody indicated the little ratchety things are available, so I just replaced the entire shifter with a SunTour symmetric shifter I had in the shifter drawer.
07-07-22, 04:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By smontanaro

I'll top that. On my ride yesterday I ordered a...

I'll top that. On my ride yesterday I ordered a croissant and an iced coffee (it was warm out). Take that, economy!
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