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07-28-21, 10:56 PM
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Posted By merziac

And its gone, any chance you broke down and got...

And its gone, any chance you broke down and got it? :innocent:
07-28-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 357
Posted By merziac

Agreed with these being pretty bad, BUT new...

Agreed with these being pretty bad, BUT new bearings are cheap, like our own labor. :twitchy:

I often use regular thick axle grease and set these up just a bit loose when a build or a bike doesn't...
07-25-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4,438
Views: 432,942
Posted By merziac

:foo: I wondered about that too, even realizing...

:foo: I wondered about that too, even realizing the perspective of your pic was very skewed, still didn't see 3 ft. but figured it would play out one way or another.

I think you did a great job of...
07-25-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By merziac

:thumb: The venerable ignition pliers from the...

:thumb: The venerable ignition pliers from the days of mechanical points distributors. Can't say I ever really used them for that but they can do a lot of other work, very handy when you need them. ;)
07-24-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By merziac

You will be fine.

You will be fine.
07-23-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By merziac

IMHO, there is not a single frame built by Merz,...

IMHO, there is not a single frame built by Merz, Newlands or Dinucci that should not be saved, preserved or restored as necessary.

These three are responsible for PDX being the framebuilding...
07-23-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,191
Posted By merziac

Good luck, many very capable folks have failed to...

Good luck, many very capable folks have failed to overcome this.

RJ the bike guy on youtube can show you what you're up against.

Soaking with penetrant is usually the first step.

Patience is...
07-22-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,251
Posted By merziac

Exactly, "need" is relative, if there's any...

Exactly, "need" is relative, if there's any question, you "need" to escalate your justification game. ;)
07-22-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,251
Posted By merziac

3 years and only 12 bikes? You need to step it...

3 years and only 12 bikes? You need to step it up. ;)

You're coming along just fine, in my first 3 years of jumping back in, I probably had at least 25 including several spendy ones that I had...
07-22-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By merziac

Paging CyclesMakaron ;)

Paging CyclesMakaron ;)
07-22-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 136,638
Posted By merziac

So this should be here and may already be but...

So this should be here and may already be but here it is again. ;)

1979 Jim Merz touring built for Paris-Breast-Paris but was a bit small so it didn't go.

A Davidson was rushed through and...
07-21-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,072
Posted By merziac

Well I of course put this in the other sport...

Well I of course put this in the other sport tourer thread and had resisted putting it here but now think I will.

EDIT- turns out it went in the top of the line thread.

As indicated many times,...
07-18-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,198
Posted By merziac

Then we have these. ;) ...

Then we have these. ;)


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/ctm_58_avbs_075_82e93c7d4558444efd7c91a0c862c1ea11ebc9ad.jpg...
07-18-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,198
Posted By merziac

Oh boy, great fun. :popcorn 1979 Jim Merz...

Oh boy, great fun. :popcorn

1979 Jim Merz custom touring, full Campy and Cinelli with Suntour bar-cons, custom racks with integrated Eclipse pannier slide on mounts and paint to match Silca with...
07-15-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,027
Posted By merziac

Duly noted and while I don't wholeheartedly...

Duly noted and while I don't wholeheartedly disagree, we take this every bit as seriously as you do if not more so.

I would bet quite a bit that if that happened, we would be some of the very...
07-14-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By merziac

Some of the polishes and treatments now days can...

Some of the polishes and treatments now days can really bring bike whatever is left of the paint. This paint while faded looks to be in pretty good shape, I would do my best to revive and shine this...
07-12-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By merziac

Again, the OP Schwinn post is original, engraved,...

Again, the OP Schwinn post is original, engraved, it would be a shame to but that in the frame and mess up a nice original piece. ;)
07-12-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 394
Posted By merziac

One day/bike at a time, just like any other...

One day/bike at a time, just like any other hobby, program, obsession, etc. ;)
07-12-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,151
Posted By merziac

Agreed, you're welcome and thank you. ;) ...

Agreed, you're welcome and thank you. ;)

Lots more here.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1146399-1958-schwinn-paramount-p-12-a.html
07-10-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By merziac

Brooks psa

B17 Special, Black and Honey in stock, $135 with free ship and $6.71 back on future purchase at Bike Tires Direct for VIP club members.

This is a good deal and the first time I have seen them in...
07-08-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,634
Posted By merziac

At this point Cav is C+V, there are several...

At this point Cav is C+V, there are several contenders at least 10 years his junior, consequently the extra amount of time it took him to get here. I think its fantastic, so many great stories going...
07-08-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,070
Posted By merziac

No such thing. ;)

No such thing. ;)
07-04-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By merziac

Happy 4th of July

And a big Thank You to all that have, do and will serve.

Home of the free because of the brave.

(I think we were asleep at the switch here) :foo:
07-01-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,254
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Fantastic! Must have missed the the...

:thumb: Fantastic!

Must have missed the the first time around, love this colorway, so many of them are just stunning, no nonsense straightforward classic. ;)
06-30-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,900
Posted By merziac

And therein lies the rub, so many butchers and...

And therein lies the rub, so many butchers and hacks that are just competent enough to get away with making it work to get it out the door.

Often the buyer is not savvy enough to know the seller...
06-29-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,364
Posted By merziac

Absolutely go with at least 30 days, more is...

Absolutely go with at least 30 days, more is better, the longer it cures the better it will look longer. I have a friend that is an expert painter and he always advocates letting paint cure longer if...
06-29-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,159
Posted By merziac

majmt Some here may disagree but the tire...

majmt

Some here may disagree but the tire saver on the front should go the other way, under the crown.

If it catches and wads up it can take you down and do a lot of damage by itself, never...
06-29-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14,389
Views: 3,228,682
Posted By merziac

Same goes for the Sugino BB tools IMO. ;) ...

Same goes for the Sugino BB tools IMO. ;)

Mine have gotten it done when no other could, quite a few times.
06-28-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7,873
Views: 2,235,206
Posted By merziac

Tx man, couldn't not get it, big and close to my...

Tx man, couldn't not get it, big and close to my size, chrome, cool as heck and great shape too. ;)

More gory details here.
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06-27-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7,873
Views: 2,235,206
Posted By merziac

And this. ...

And this.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/merz_mtb_jw_338_068_c241cb3675990b159ce6d23f19a0554da4cc292e.jpg...
06-27-21, 01:37 PM
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Views: 2,235,206
Posted By merziac

More of this to go here. ...

More of this to go here.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/ritchey_003_6cf0ebec94de657d49200af34cd3283a05e336e9.jpg...
06-27-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 44,795
Posted By merziac

Well I would have thought this to be here already...

Well I would have thought this to be here already but maybe not. :innocent:

1974 CT, restored and delivered to my door by the venerable obrentharris.

Still languishing unbuilt with too many...
06-26-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By merziac

A couple of huge crashes to start things off....

A couple of huge crashes to start things off. :wtf:
06-26-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,828
Posted By merziac

You're welcome, it can work with an open end or...

You're welcome, it can work with an open end or Crescent (adjustable) wrench as well. A bit trickier but very doable.

Home Depot might have an open end which would be my first choice over a...
06-25-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7,192
Views: 696,964
Posted By merziac

Bring it on man, you are one of the many that...

Bring it on man, you are one of the many that bring plenty of C+V logic, vibe, thinking, etc. to everything you do. ;)
06-25-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,828
Posted By merziac

Most vises that have lived a vise life will splay...

Most vises that have lived a vise life will splay and not have good "purchase" with something clamped at the very top and will pinch it out under load. You can mitigate some of that by putting a...
06-25-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,828
Posted By merziac

:popcorn This usually gets a discussion...

:popcorn

This usually gets a discussion going with the debate about who's method is the best one.

Seems odd to me as I have never had a fixed cup that was not standard size, I have several...
06-24-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,646
Posted By merziac

We've had this in the last few weeks. I have...

We've had this in the last few weeks. I have pretty strong feelings/opinions about this on C+V. I know many here are fans of modern clipless and I get it. That being said, I can't ride them for...
06-24-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 685
Posted By merziac

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/cinelli_sc_012_3e7d0afcd0be3ee0981b0cdf28c18fc3746c07d3.jpg...
06-22-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 464
Posted By merziac

Welcome aboard, glad you found us, you're in the...

Welcome aboard, glad you found us, you're in the right place. :thumb:

As was said in the other thread, we need pics, you need 10 posts, 5 X 2 days, respond to any posts here to get there. ;)
06-20-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 21,525
Posted By merziac

Here's a new acquisition that is posted elsewhere...

Here's a new acquisition that is posted elsewhere but of course I'm putting it here too. ;)

And lots more gory details here.
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06-20-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 63,028
Views: 9,607,830
Posted By merziac

Maybe just me but that paint looks sketch as can...

Maybe just me but that paint looks sketch as can be from here. :twitchy:

As does $2K :wtf:
06-20-21, 12:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By merziac

Be advised that you will have to empty a tube of...

Be advised that you will have to empty a tube of preloaded grease to use your favorite blend, strain, whatever, then reset the slide to load it.

As I alluded to earlier, I use this manly for less...
06-19-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By merziac

Here's the one I use, with a needle for pinpoint...

Here's the one I use, with a needle for pinpoint accuracy. ;)

https://www.amazon.com/Wadoy-Grease-Flexible-2Connector-Galvanized/dp/B07HMFB6YJ

...
06-18-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,350
Posted By merziac

Maybe, the chrome on the fork is much nicer than...

Maybe, the chrome on the fork is much nicer than the frame and it doesn't "match" in color either. We don't really know what year it is and I haven't found any lugged unicrown Ritchey's yet so.....
...
06-18-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,350
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Tx and yep I get it, just not my...

:thumb:

Tx and yep I get it, just not my jam, that and the fact that this probably had a nice bi-plane when it was new makes it a little :(, oh well, for now.

;)
06-18-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,034
Posted By merziac

Well Randy, I can't hardly believe you of all...

Well Randy, I can't hardly believe you of all people would be asking. That being said I know that when I was a kid with very little wrenching experience, I still got them to hold most of the time.
...
06-17-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,350
Posted By merziac

Tx! Yep, so far I cannot find another...

Tx!

Yep, so far I cannot find another anywhere yet, sorry nfs. You ever seen another chrome one, ever? :twitchy:

I haven't completely searched the other thread yet but a google search turns up...
06-17-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,727
Posted By merziac

I said I wanted to join this club and so I have....

I said I wanted to join this club and so I have. ;)

Lots more here, https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1232782-chrome-ritchey-ebay-cl-finds-2.html#post22105717
...
06-17-21, 01:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,350
Posted By merziac

Here ya go, cleaned it up a bit, r-n-red the BB,...

Here ya go, cleaned it up a bit, r-n-red the BB, pulled the seals and greased the sealed bearings for now. Cleaned and sorta polished the crank that was crusty then found the french thread Campy's...
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