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05-20-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By RustyJames

I saw the ad and I am slightly irked that I must...

I saw the ad and I am slightly irked that I must work. 🤬
05-18-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,467
Posted By RustyJames

Andy_K - I think you and gugie got it covered.

Andy_K - I think you and gugie got it covered.
05-18-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 871
Posted By RustyJames

I wish I had a picture but Nike had bike racks at...

I wish I had a picture but Nike had bike racks at the entrance to their buildings AND basic tools dangling from very sturdy cables that were free to use. Nice!
05-18-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,467
Posted By RustyJames

In order to make sure it goes back together...

In order to make sure it goes back together cleanly, I have a thread file you could borrow. Iím *assuming* the file has the proper thread pitch which I understand can be problematic on old French...
05-16-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 105,430
Posted By RustyJames

I ainít artsy or nothiní but the flowers are...

I ainít artsy or nothiní but the flowers are purdyÖ
...
05-16-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,491
Posted By RustyJames

I used to think of Suntour as 3rd tier until I...

I used to think of Suntour as 3rd tier until I started using it. Fit and finish on Superbe is flawless and the indexed Sprint shifters on my Circuit are the best downtube shifters Iíve ever used.
...
05-16-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4,866
Views: 511,728
Posted By RustyJames

Have you 2 met?

Have you 2 met?
05-16-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,491
Posted By RustyJames

Suntour in the mid 70s thru the mid 80s was at...

Suntour in the mid 70s thru the mid 80s was at the top of their game and Shimano and Campagnolo were scrambling to catch up, IMHO. There are fans of other European and English bikes/components and...
05-16-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 725
Posted By RustyJames

Slightly off topic but is this funky paint job...

Slightly off topic but is this funky paint job month? I didnít get the memoÖ
05-16-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,491
Posted By RustyJames

This is my M.O.as well. CL doesnít work well for...

This is my M.O.as well. CL doesnít work well for me but Marketplace and OfferUp have been great!
05-16-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,467
Posted By RustyJames

When I drop stuff off at the atelier to have it...

When I drop stuff off at the atelier to have it torched, kind of like sausage and laws, I donít want to watch it made.
05-15-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,491
Posted By RustyJames

Welcome to the forum! Iím not familiar with...

Welcome to the forum!

Iím not familiar with the Raleigh market but 1/2 your budget will get you a first rate bike from many manufacturers. To give you an idea of $$ outlay - my mid 80s Specialized...
05-15-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 371
Posted By RustyJames

Nice woodwork in the basket!

Nice woodwork in the basket!
05-15-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By RustyJames

:wtf: Why would you waste money on caliper...

:wtf:

Why would you waste money on caliper brakes of any kind when discs are so much better??

(Note of sarcasm aboveÖ.)
05-15-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By RustyJames

Headed roughly toward Midway shortly. Wine pickup!

Headed roughly toward Midway shortly. Wine pickup!
05-15-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 765
Posted By RustyJames

I too was seriously shocked when I saw the price...

I too was seriously shocked when I saw the price a few years ago. I canít imagine what they are now.

I canít help you with your friction losses quandary but I look forward to seeing the wheel you...
05-15-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By RustyJames

In case you werenít aware, you can find all of...

In case you werenít aware, you can find all of the Schwinn catalogs on Waterfordís site. The 1971-1980 catalogs;
https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1971_1980/
05-15-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,673
Posted By RustyJames

I bet that paint job cost a fortune! Itís not my...

I bet that paint job cost a fortune! Itís not my thing but getting that effect - impressive.
05-14-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 854
Posted By RustyJames

I bought (opaque) fusing tape at Home Depot(!?) I...

I bought (opaque) fusing tape at Home Depot(!?) I love the idea of it but it sticks to itself so well that I couldnít get a smooth wrap. No room for error and I need that. Iím going to try it again...
05-14-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By RustyJames

tronnyjenkins I seem to recall seeing the shifter...

tronnyjenkins I seem to recall seeing the shifter top caps at an online supplier. Probably Universal Cycles since they are my go-to for consumables.

Enjoy the ride!
05-14-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 9,470
Posted By RustyJames

Iím loviní that I am providing cone wrenches to...

Iím loviní that I am providing cone wrenches to the C&V community!
05-13-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By RustyJames

Fess upÖ.raise your hand if you combed that...

Fess upÖ.raise your hand if you combed that picture until your eyes and brain glazed over. 🙋🏻
05-12-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 854
Posted By RustyJames

🤣 It took a few attempts but that Fizik tape...

🤣

It took a few attempts but that Fizik tape is very forgiving. I love that it is logo free. Highly recommended!
05-12-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 854
Posted By RustyJames

Not sporting a white seat but just finished up...

Not sporting a white seat but just finished up yesterdayÖ.

...
05-12-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By RustyJames

Looks lovely but Iíll be working. ☹️

Looks lovely but Iíll be working. ☹️
05-11-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By RustyJames

https://bikerecyclery.com/barrel-adjuster-o-rings-...

https://bikerecyclery.com/barrel-adjuster-o-rings-campagnolo-suntour-dura-ace-white-red-blue-green/

$4.49/pair!!
05-11-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By RustyJames

There is someone - I canít remember the sellers...

There is someone - I canít remember the sellers name - that is offering exactly these o-rings in a variety of colors. As I recall, theyíre $5-8/pair. Iíll dig for a linkÖ.
05-11-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By RustyJames

Note to self - get house with taller ceilings.

Note to self - get house with taller ceilings.
05-10-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 744
Posted By RustyJames

Lookiní good!! Iíll be freshening up my Circuit...

Lookiní good!! Iíll be freshening up my Circuit later this year but it wonít be nearly as purdy.
05-10-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By RustyJames

Iíll allow 24 hours and then move on. Lately I...

Iíll allow 24 hours and then move on. Lately I only buy stuff on eBay from brick and mortar stores using it as a way to sell products to a wider audience.

Iím always pleasantly surprised what...
05-10-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 369
Posted By RustyJames

Write it on using a permanent marker? I got...

Write it on using a permanent marker?

I got nothiníÖ..
05-10-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By RustyJames

As scarlson mentioned - ISO/ETRTO was established...

As scarlson mentioned - ISO/ETRTO was established in 1970 so, if it were me, I would use ďmodernĒ sizing only as a reference point.

I love diving into this stuff which is probably why I end up...
05-10-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By RustyJames

Iím not an expert on this stuff but all of ⬆️⬆️...

Iím not an expert on this stuff but all of ⬆️⬆️ makes a lot of sense. I too vote for the 635 size tire but getting it to work on the rim in question is likely an entirely different discussion.

If...
05-10-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By RustyJames

Just guessing that the flaps are basically rim...

Just guessing that the flaps are basically rim tape since the spokes are at the edges of the rim.

That tire could be VERY difficult to find but who knows?
05-09-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 696
Posted By RustyJames

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/image_24bf832a0bfce96b637d8b5776982876ea7b2a87.jpg
Skinny enough for you?
05-09-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,306
Posted By RustyJames

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/828x539/4be641af_f5b6_46c2_8ac0_f69105fc6e13_9430e2dfab9a8f46e444675c8e38a70a5349cd12.jpeg
05-09-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,306
Posted By RustyJames

Update - basically I have decided, mostly, to...

Update - basically I have decided, mostly, to leave all of the bits on the bike. The mismatched wheels will be set aside and I have a sweet of wheels that will replace them. I have also cleaned and...
05-09-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7,612
Views: 821,385
Posted By RustyJames

Great shop in my fair city! Their neighbors,...

Great shop in my fair city! Their neighbors, Clever Cycles, are also fabulous.
05-09-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 162,891
Posted By RustyJames

Took my Legnano Condorino out for a quick spin to...

Took my Legnano Condorino out for a quick spin to see if all was well. It was brilliant! Shifts well, stops marginally (needs Kool Stops) and the seat needed a slight adjustment. I saw landscape guys...
05-09-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By RustyJames

635 is a common-ish size tire for Dutch bikes. If...

635 is a common-ish size tire for Dutch bikes. If that is the correct size, Schwalbe makes them but they have reflective sidewalls which look odd (to me) on vintage bikes.
05-09-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By RustyJames

Iím glad Iím not the only one that thinks like...

Iím glad Iím not the only one that thinks like thisÖ😇
05-09-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By RustyJames

BTW - very cool bike. That would not look out of...

BTW - very cool bike. That would not look out of place in my high-patina collection.
05-09-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By RustyJames

From the Universal tire website; These tires...

From the Universal tire website;

These tires are intended for display only. Valve stem is non-functional.
05-08-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 9,470
Posted By RustyJames

This is definitely my favorite thread. I love...

This is definitely my favorite thread. I love seeing something I dropped into the BOC go to somebody that can use it. One manís trash, etcÖ,
05-08-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By RustyJames

Great feedback! The seller of the Mixte I was...

Great feedback! The seller of the Mixte I was looking at still hasnít replied so Iíll try one more time.
05-07-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 9,534
Posted By RustyJames

nlerner I have a fawn-ish colored doeskin...

nlerner

I have a fawn-ish colored doeskin (I think?) hide that has been sitting around for years and I would be glad to cut an appropriate size and send it to you. Very soft stuff, maybe too soft...
05-07-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By RustyJames

Thatís quite a component list on the ďnewĒ bike!...

Thatís quite a component list on the ďnewĒ bike! I bet itís a super sweet ride.
05-07-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By RustyJames

Thanks for the feedback. I would expect...

Thanks for the feedback.

I would expect their products to be utilitarian rather than ďWOW!Ē I was eyeing a previously enjoyed Mixte with an 8 speed IGH Nexus hub. Iím still waiting for the...
05-07-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 673
Posted By RustyJames

👆 Swapping parts becomes the ďGeorge...

👆

Swapping parts becomes the ďGeorge Washingtonís Axe SyndromeĒ. I think the bike would look fabulous with a clean-up and service.
05-06-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By RustyJames

Nah - youíll be proud to ride it! Most of my...

Nah - youíll be proud to ride it!

Most of my bikes are way baggier but Iím fine with it - mostly.
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