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Posted By BMC_Kid

I think $1200 is a fair price. If it fits you, go...

I think $1200 is a fair price. If it fits you, go for it. I paid $600 for my Tesch built, all original Specialized Team Allez back in 2006. A very similar bike as the 101 and one that I would think,...
01-27-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,372
Posted By BMC_Kid

I just returned to Bahrain or I’d join you. I...

I just returned to Bahrain or I’d join you. I just finished building up a late 80s Pinarello that would have been the perfect bike for the ride! Maybe next year? I’ve ridden that area a few years ago...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-23, 11:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 458
Posted By BMC_Kid

I just bought and mounted a pair of Pirelli...

I just bought and mounted a pair of Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR tubeless in 28mm on a Pinarello Montello I just fished building up. Mounted on the Stan’s rims, they measure 29.85mm. I’ve only just...
01-11-23, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By BMC_Kid

Finally was able to finish building up my...

Finally was able to finish building up my Montello. Originally was going to be mainly Athena 11 speed but forgot to ship the rear derailleur and shifters before I left for home for the holidays. So,...
01-06-23, 04:30 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,209
Posted By BMC_Kid

Thanks, itís my one and only titanium frame. I...

Thanks, itís my one and only titanium frame. I have no idea who made it for William Lewis, only that it was made in the US. At the time I purchased it, I already had two aluminum and a steel QA. Bill...
01-06-23, 12:59 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,209
Posted By BMC_Kid

I don’t disagree with you. I have 9 speed DA 7700...

I don’t disagree with you. I have 9 speed DA 7700 on other builds but wanted 10 speed for this particular build. Heading out for a nice ride.

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01-06-23, 11:52 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,209
Posted By BMC_Kid

Same here. When I built up my last Dura Ace bike,...

Same here. When I built up my last Dura Ace bike, a titanium Quattro Assi, I went with 7800 10 speed, except for the crankset which I prefer the 7700. To me, it is tied with 7410 as the best looking...
12-29-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By BMC_Kid

It is actually not that hard to DIY on cars with...

It is actually not that hard to DIY on cars with a little practice. On bike frames, itís even easier.
12-29-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By BMC_Kid

1989 Pinarello Montello Cromovelato Build

Going to build up my Pinarello Montello with an 11 speed Campy group of mainly Athena.

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12-10-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By BMC_Kid

As someone who has built up numerous tubeless...

As someone who has built up numerous tubeless wheelsets to use mainly on road bikes, I can give you my take on road tubeless. The answer to your question: Is your thinking correct that tubeless offer...
11-27-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,863
Posted By BMC_Kid

Oh, I don't know... how about commenting on...

Oh, I don't know... how about commenting on current threads like, "Hey, that's a great-looking bike you have there.", "I remember when I had one of these ______.", "That looks like a great setup.",...
11-12-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,209
Posted By BMC_Kid

I have bikes with both groups, 6500 and 7700....

I have bikes with both groups, 6500 and 7700. They are very similar and aesthetically, a case could be made for a preference of either over the other. They are both very nice looking. My favorite DA...
11-09-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,209
Posted By BMC_Kid

I am definitely an odd one it seems but I have...

I am definitely an odd one it seems but I have use PPF or paint protection film on all my bike builds. Not just the frame but also on those components that get touched, rubbed, or banged into. There...
10-12-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,464
Posted By BMC_Kid

Evidently, and on multiple fronts.

Evidently, and on multiple fronts.
10-12-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,464
Posted By BMC_Kid

As an outsider to the tit-for-tat exchange, I...

As an outsider to the tit-for-tat exchange, I seriously doubt that you "would really like to be wrong", not that there's anything wrong with that. It just comes across to me that it is self-serving...
10-11-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,623
Posted By BMC_Kid

What a great format for selling a bike, really...

What a great format for selling a bike, really anything:
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This along with great...
10-09-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,209
Posted By BMC_Kid

Very nice! Thank you for posting.

Very nice! Thank you for posting.
10-08-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,209
Posted By BMC_Kid

Just as with the Campy anniversary sets, Iím not...

Just as with the Campy anniversary sets, Iím not impressed with set in the box. Put it on a frame and post that.
10-08-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By BMC_Kid

I did the same with my Zullo...

I did the same with my Zullo (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1250528-retro-mod-build-vintage-zullo-meets-modern-campy.html) build. It originally was not a chromed example but I wanted...
10-07-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 971
Posted By BMC_Kid

Never had a creak come from any of mine but then...

Never had a creak come from any of mine but then again I’ve only owned about a dozen over the last 40 years. I polished one up and it is gorgeous. I even had a buddy mill a replacement cap for me out...
10-06-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 971
Posted By BMC_Kid

yeah, the Shimano aero stem is my favorite quill...

yeah, the Shimano aero stem is my favorite quill stem hand down.

Three here… Team and Pro Miyatas, and Univega Competizione.
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10-05-22, 01:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By BMC_Kid

Cousin... ...

Cousin...
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09-27-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,610
Posted By BMC_Kid

My first choice of wheels for my Tesch was a set...

My first choice of wheels for my Tesch was a set of Boyd’s ceramic rims on a set of black Campy Record hubs and Sapim CX Ray spokes. Unfortunately, the rims were nowhere to be found so, my next...
09-25-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,512
Posted By BMC_Kid

I think without the BS that eBay has allowed to...

I think without the BS that eBay has allowed to happen, yes. The customer is not always right and should not be in a position to dictate whether or not the seller gets paid. eBay f'd this up when...
09-25-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,512
Posted By BMC_Kid

BLUF - the issue is, we have sellers that would...

BLUF - the issue is, we have sellers that would like to take advantage of the higher selling prices attained through auction platforms such as eBay mainly due to the greater reach to potential...
09-23-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8,150
Views: 2,828,996
Posted By BMC_Kid

1991 Zullo with 11 speed Campagnolo Athena. ...

1991 Zullo with 11 speed Campagnolo Athena.

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09-22-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 858
Posted By BMC_Kid

Shimano Dura-Ace AX levers?

Shimano Dura-Ace AX levers?
09-21-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By BMC_Kid

Very cool! I don't remember the popularity of...

Very cool! I don't remember the popularity of red, white, and blue paint schemes. By the time I obtained my Paramount, 20 years had passed from the time it was made, so more than likely it was a...
09-21-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By BMC_Kid

Sure thing, more than likely. I don't ride it, so...

Sure thing, more than likely. I don't ride it, so why not let someone else appreciate it when I don't? Trying to gather information about it, however speculative, in the full light of day.
09-20-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By BMC_Kid

Generally, 54cm is my size, 55 sometimes as well....

Generally, 54cm is my size, 55 sometimes as well. I know it’s been quite a while since I took it out but it just felt too big. With all the other bikes I have, it just never enticed me to try again...
09-20-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By BMC_Kid

Great, thanks for setting the record straight on...

Great, thanks for setting the record straight on the code as well as paint. The info on the fork is good too, I wasnít tracking that as something not Kosher. Are there records of what color this...
09-20-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By BMC_Kid

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

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09-20-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By BMC_Kid

1989 Pinarello Montello Cromovelato

Hereís another bike I bought about 10 years ago. Originally, it was a full Dura Ace 7400 group bike. Since at the time, all my bike were either Dura Ace or Superbe Pro, i decide I wanted something...
09-20-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By BMC_Kid

The other thing I am wondering about is if it has...

The other thing I am wondering about is if it has been repainted. I ask because the other Paramounts that I’ve seen from this period had Paramount on the top tube and this one doesn’t. The frame does...
09-20-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By BMC_Kid

1986 Paramount Garage Find

I bought this Paramount about 10 years ago and rode it once and it was just a bit too big at 56cm. So, itís been hanging in my garage (climate controlled) ever since. My question pertains to the...
09-16-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,059
Posted By BMC_Kid

55 and hereís my newest ride and the one getting...

55 and hereís my newest ride and the one getting most miles these days.

...
09-15-22, 01:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,059
Posted By BMC_Kid

Only speaking for myself but I set up modern...

Only speaking for myself but I set up modern shift/brake levers to be close to parallel to the top of the bars. Ergonomically, they work best for that way but I've seen some set them up much lower...
09-14-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,059
Posted By BMC_Kid

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Fixed it.

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09-14-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,059
Posted By BMC_Kid

I grew up in the mid-80s and when I raced our...

I grew up in the mid-80s and when I raced our setup then as it should be now if using the equipment of that era is like this with the flat of the bars parallel to the ground.
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09-14-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,955
Posted By BMC_Kid

Running a business is managing risk. They've...

Running a business is managing risk. They've decided that the policy does more good than harm to their business. If they find out that it does not, they are free to change it or modify it. I can...
09-13-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,059
Posted By BMC_Kid

Because high school kids were miss adjusting...

Because high school kids were miss adjusting there handlebars as a fad in the 70s does not equate to the levers ever being designed for that.
09-13-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,059
Posted By BMC_Kid

this is a proper setup for non-brake/shifter...

this is a proper setup for non-brake/shifter combo levers and I try to setup all of my bikes exactly like this. I have no problem riding in this manner, either in braking or comfort, and Iíve done...
09-07-22, 12:59 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,209
Posted By BMC_Kid

I had a mixed Dura-Ace group on my Tesch before...

I had a mixed Dura-Ace group on my Tesch before making the switch to Campy recently. It consisted of 7400 front/rear derailleurs, 7410 crankset (my favorite), ancient DA AX stem (polished), and 25th...
09-04-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,557
Posted By BMC_Kid

Part of my Miyata stable… ...

Part of my Miyata stable…


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‘92 Team Miyata, ‘83...
08-30-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,924
Posted By BMC_Kid

Miyata = Bright Blue ...

Miyata = Bright Blue


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Replies: 26
Views: 1,004
Posted By BMC_Kid

Why in the world would you set up the shift...

Why in the world would you set up the shift cables to cross over one another? I guess it made sense at the time but something I'd correct before trying to sell the bike.

It's almost as if they...
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By BMC_Kid

I was around Bill Lewis a lot back in the late...

I was around Bill Lewis a lot back in the late 80s-mid 90s. Obviously everyone knows that he sourced his frame production out 100%, from the frame building to the frame painting. I remember asking...
07-29-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,409
Posted By BMC_Kid

maybe so, but it is a blast to ride now and at...

maybe so, but it is a blast to ride now and at the end of the day, thatís whatís most important to me at this time.
07-29-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,409
Posted By BMC_Kid

Very nice. I appreciate the extra work that goes...

Very nice. I appreciate the extra work that goes into a fillet brazed frame, especially one that is chromed not painted.

My bike is certainly not bespoke, however Tesch was known for the quality...
07-08-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By BMC_Kid

Very understated frame, just like Clark Kent,...

Very understated frame, just like Clark Kent, very nice. Nice build and lovely welds. I like it!
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