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07-29-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...this is how I do it: 1. Finish your...

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...this is how I do it:

1. Finish your repaint of the frame with a 2 part epoxy clear coat. Let that cure for about a week.

2. Use a fine artists brush or a paint pen to fill the...
07-28-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...mostly people buy a cartridge with French...

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...mostly people buy a cartridge with French threading from Velo Orange nowadays. (https://velo-orange.com/collections/bottom-brackets/products/grand-cru-bottom-brackets-hollow-axle-alloy-cups-1)...
Replies: 17
Views: 240
Posted By 3alarmer

....you must have an interesting commute.

....you must have an interesting commute.
07-25-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,722
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I just this minute installed an Octalink...

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...I just this minute installed an Octalink BB unit in a frame I'm rehabilitating.
It reminded me that you want to have your special Shimano BB installation and removal tool firmly bolted in...
07-25-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,722
Posted By 3alarmer

...yes. A quart of Dextron from the auto parts...

...yes. A quart of Dextron from the auto parts store, and a small can of acetone from Home Depot, and you have enough to last you for years of taking stuff apart.



...heat gun won't get hot...
Replies: 38
Views: 1,228
Posted By 3alarmer

....I don't do that parting out stuff, so you'd...

....I don't do that parting out stuff, so you'd need to ask someone else. I try to avoid ebay when I can, as both buyer and seller. But sometimes youi need a specific thing that wouild take years...
Replies: 38
Views: 1,228
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.ebay.com/itm/163821702371?hash=item262...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/163821702371?hash=item262488cce3:g:5FcAAOSw3IxdVwg5

...is a current listing for a steel framed Spectrum, by Kellogg, which is a more recent vintage, and all Campy...
Replies: 38
Views: 1,228
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...comparables rarely exist for a limited...

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...comparables rarely exist for a limited production bike of this sort. Someone mentioned that it is probably about the same level as a Waterford built Paramount. But mostly everyone here is going...
Replies: 20
Views: 442
Posted By 3alarmer

...what does the era of construction have to do...

...what does the era of construction have to do with it ? Maybe you would be happier with a new bike.



...many people with a wide range of mechanical skills, and life experiences, start threads...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16,984
Views: 942,061
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the original inspiration for "Pancho and...

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...the original inspiration for "Pancho and Lefty", he continues to this day, living on the road in cheap hotels, keeping free and clean. Someone has to do it.
Replies: 38
Views: 1,228
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the guy who made that frame went on to a...

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...the guy who made that frame went on to a long and relatively influential career, with most of his later focus on titanium frames.
He won't be making any more of them...
07-19-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,063
Posted By 3alarmer

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Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I don't think I said they could not be...

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...I don't think I said they could not be duplicated, in terms of fitting. If you're willing to change out enough different components, like stem and post, and fiddle around with the height and...
07-19-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,722
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I was curious about whether I was the only...

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...I was curious about whether I was the only one who had never seen one of these go bad. Apparently they have a pretty solid reputation, if reviews online are anything to be believed...
07-19-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,722
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...apart from the titanium/aluminum tendency...

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...apart from the titanium/aluminum tendency toward galvanic corrosion, (and I do think this is probably what is going on,) I find myself wondering why you'd presume a Lightspeed frame, made in...
07-18-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By 3alarmer

...it's safe, and done all the time. Not sure...

...it's safe, and done all the time. Not sure where you envision the void ? The shims are pretty solidly machined, they slip over the top of the steerer, and the stem slips on over that. some of them...
Forum: Foo
07-18-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16,984
Views: 942,061
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...thook, thook, bo book, banana fanna fo...

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...thook, thook, bo book, banana fanna fo fook; me my mo mook....thook.
Forum: Foo
07-18-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 644
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I heard that if you got vaccinated, the 5G...

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...I heard that if you got vaccinated, the 5G chip will interfere with your login. That's just what I heard.
07-18-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...it's very difficult to source 1"...

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...it's very difficult to source 1" threadless stuff these days. Even in the used parts stream, not a lot of it was made, because most stuff was getting made with 1 1/8th sterrers by the time...
07-17-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I don't know anything aboiut those front...

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...I don't know anything aboiut those front end shock thingies on road bikes. But in general, more moving parts = more spots for stuff to go wrong. I was a little skeptical of them when they first...
07-16-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...as stated above, those won't work for you....

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...as stated above, those won't work for you. The "ten speed" designation on those is for ten cogs in the back, not the five in the back you have on your old Peugeot.
And the spacing distance...
07-16-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,824
Posted By 3alarmer

...everyone looking for salvation is not...

...everyone looking for salvation is not guaranteed to find it. Only the faithful will be saved in the end. And they already know who they are.
07-16-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,464
Posted By 3alarmer

...put it out by the curb and hope someone else...

...put it out by the curb and hope someone else takes it.
Forum: Foo
07-15-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,271
Posted By 3alarmer

...buy yourself a sketchbook, and either start...

...buy yourself a sketchbook, and either start with graphite pencils and gradually progress to ink, or jump right in the deep end with some various width line points black ink pens of the sort that...
Forum: Foo
07-14-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16,984
Views: 942,061
Posted By 3alarmer

.. ...he did know once, only he's sort of...

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...he did know once, only he's sort of forgotten.
Forum: Foo
07-14-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16,984
Views: 942,061
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he's not lost for he knows where he is....

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...he's not lost for he knows where he is. But however, where he is may be lost.
07-13-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...there is this swell book that you can...

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...there is this swell book that you can sometimes find in libraries that don't purge theri collections very often, entitled "Bicycle Service Manual, 2nd Edition". It was published in 1985 by...
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Views: 4,569
Posted By 3alarmer

...oh please. It's not like wacky stuff ever...

...oh please. It's not like wacky stuff ever happens in the SF Bay Area. :love:
Replies: 77
Views: 4,569
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...have none of you heard of trolling ? It's...

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...have none of you heard of trolling ? It's an unfortunate, but relatively common behavior on the internet in the 21st Century.
07-12-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 540
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...no. Once properly installed. I don't...

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...no. Once properly installed. I don't experience this issue, unless I screw up the rim strip removing/installing a tyre to replace it or repair a flat. One of the reasons I use a tyre bead jack,...
07-11-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...there used to be better complaints on this...

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...there used to be better complaints on this forum. I'm going to start a thread complaining about the quality of the complaints. It just seems to me people are phoning it in now. :(
07-09-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,430
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I currently own two 80's SC's. Just...

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...I currently own two 80's SC's. Just repainted one of them a beautiful shade of Naples yellow, with a slight surface iridescence. So I am safe from whatever the rich Americans decide to do with...
07-09-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,978
Posted By 3alarmer

Same color in the shade...

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07-07-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,595
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...going to all this trouble to rebuild a...

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...going to all this trouble to rebuild a wheel with a Helicomatic rear hub, reminds me of the old threads that used to pop up from time to time about restoring a Schwinn Varsity. :)
07-05-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 642
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...find someone who does electrical diagnosis...

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...find someone who does electrical diagnosis (like cars or other electronical stuff), and pay that person to run down the issue. I used to do automotive electrical, and you can spend a lot of...
Forum: Foo
07-05-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I passed a family, out on the MUP along...

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...I passed a family, out on the MUP along the river today. Their smallest daughter was on one of those strider bikes, the ones that have no pedals. She was really moving that thing...her short...
07-03-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...to some extent, the answer to this depends...

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...to some extent, the answer to this depends on what you are trying to keep from seizing. But yeah, most of them work for regular old aluminum/steel contact and steel/ steel contact. Carbon...
06-30-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 63,022
Views: 9,607,361
Posted By 3alarmer

Some interesting stuff on the NorCal Bay Area CL lately...

Ed Litton, Custom Local Bike, Clean & Classic, Dura Ace, 56cm - $1,200 (mission district) (https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/d/san-francisco-ed-litton-custom-local/7335034803.html)...
06-30-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 63,022
Views: 9,607,361
Posted By 3alarmer

Bianchi 1930s Race Bike Rare, Museum EROICA -...

Bianchi 1930s Race Bike Rare, Museum EROICA - $5,999 (santa cruz) (https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/bik/d/santa-cruz-bianchi-1930s-race-bike-rare/7342528716.html)...
06-30-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By 3alarmer

...the cheapest and easiest fix, assuming you...

...the cheapest and easiest fix, assuming you don't have the wherewithal to disassemble a Regina freewheel and a supply of spacers for that model, would be to buy a ten dollar KMC X plate 8.93 chain,...
06-28-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,828
Posted By 3alarmer

...FWIW in your future endeavors, when you...

...FWIW in your future endeavors, when you already know that you are going to strip and refinish a frame, and you want to pull the fixed cup that is really stuck in there, A Mapp gas or other torch...
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...as someone who does a lot of older bike...

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...as someone who does a lot of older bike projects, I can state with some assurance there's a great deal of confusion on the local CL about what an older bike ought to sell for as a potential...
06-26-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By 3alarmer

...you can probably narrow it down some more by...

...you can probably narrow it down some more by looking for date codes on the components. Those look like the originals that came on the bicycle, and there's a specific time period in the 80's when...
06-25-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I would be hard pressed to properly...

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...I would be hard pressed to properly realign that without a fork jig. Park made one, and VAR made one. You don't se them around much inn bike shops any more because they all stopped doing this...
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...there is some confusion here. The...

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...there is some confusion here. The Professional Windsor was equipped with full a Campagnolo New Record component group. Indeed, it was not unheard of for someone to buy one, just to strip off...
Forum: Foo
06-23-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16,984
Views: 942,061
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...actually thinks the Elvis competition ever...

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...actually thinks the Elvis competition ever ends.
06-21-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,978
Posted By 3alarmer

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06-21-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,978
Posted By 3alarmer

FWIW, this is pretty close to "Evening Orchid" from GM in 1965

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...link to paint codes for "Evening Orchid." (http://www.paintref.com/cgi-bin/paintdetail.cgi?paintx=1965%7CGM%7CEvening%20Orchid%7C9482)I have a silver one I'm planning on repainting in this...
06-21-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,235
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I see your intention is a 1X10. My...

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...I see your intention is a 1X10. My apologies for missing that. I have zero experience with those. Anyway, I hope the pictures give you some idea what's involved.
06-21-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,235
Posted By 3alarmer

I can think of no real good reason to make this modification...

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