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07-06-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...that spindle is probably sized for Italian...

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...that spindle is probably sized for Italian BB shell width anyway, so using it in a 68mm shell is problematic anyway.
07-06-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I know nothing about your bike frame...

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...I know nothing about your bike frame itself. There were a lot of contract built Italian frames sold here under various names. Check the frame tubing for butting. Either the steel rim is a...
07-06-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...using adjustable cups with lock rings on...

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...using adjustable cups with lock rings on bikes with RH threading on both sides was a commonly used trick to create a BB with an adjustment for chain line.
This is doubtless what someone has...
Forum: Foo
07-06-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,229
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...when I lived up in the woods, where...

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...when I lived up in the woods, where squirrels were plentiful, one of my hobbies was shooting and making stew out of them. I can't imagine taking the time and energy to relocate them, and I'd...
07-05-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,445
Posted By 3alarmer

...yes, those bolts were what was on it when I...

...yes, those bolts were what was on it when I got it.
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...without some sort of provenance, I don't...

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...without some sort of provenance, I don't understand how someone here ought to turn up who knows more about it than you already know.
Certainly there are a range of opinions here with regard to...
07-04-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if I were doing a bunch of them at the...

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...if I were doing a bunch of them at the same time, I'd disassemble the pulley cages, and pull the bushings out of them, put them in individual sealed baggies with a solution of 50//50 Simple...
Replies: 42
Views: 848
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...and just for the record, IMO Italian...

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...and just for the record, IMO Italian chrome was often terribly done. Colnago chrome was pretty close to biodegradable. So it makes sense that the owner had it re-chromed. Hoping to find an...
Replies: 42
Views: 848
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I know I probably overpay for stuff...

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...I know I probably overpay for stuff sometimes, but if I wanted a Cinelli with reasonably intact components of that era, I'd have no trouble at all paying $1500 for that one. Then I would take...
07-04-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By 3alarmer

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...probably there are more authoritative opinions than mine here, but they...
07-03-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By 3alarmer

...when I see it's a Huffy, I quickly run away.

...when I see it's a Huffy, I quickly run away.
07-03-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By 3alarmer

...yeah. I did a full endo dismount that killed a...

...yeah. I did a full endo dismount that killed a set of wheels I had built with less than 100 miles on them, because I didn't notice a gap in the rubber decking at a light rail crossing here, that...
07-03-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 937
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I hate the bollards as well, but I hate...

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...I hate the bollards as well, but I hate drunks driving on the MUP more. This guy drove right past me. I was lucky enough to dodge off the trail. I'd like to say it was quick reflexes, but it...
07-03-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By 3alarmer

...when I mount fenders on my bikes, I usually...

...when I mount fenders on my bikes, I usually substitute a metal strap for that open hook thingie, and I run it in such a way that the the fender runs closer to the seat tube, away from the tire and...
07-02-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 591
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.motionindustries.com/

https://www.motionindustries.com/
07-02-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,391
Posted By 3alarmer

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07-02-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...those are nice. I have one that is...

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...those are nice. I have one that is similar, but might be a different year. I'm not real good on dating. :) $600 (even 600 American) is a pretty good price for that here in Northern California,...
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By 3alarmer

...thanks for this follow up. Many of these...

...thanks for this follow up. Many of these threads just disappear without any resolution or reference.
07-01-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...do you have receipts for any f the...

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...do you have receipts for any f the restoration work ? If not, I think you're gonna need to look for a different one, and maybe switch over some of your parts. The one advantage thus far you...
07-01-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 207
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...there are some issues with different...

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...there are some issues with different standards for the spindles (length and diameter) on cotter cranks, as well. I've not had many problems finding chainrings, because most of the double sets...
06-30-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 595
Posted By 3alarmer

...I painted a bike like that once, with a brush,...

...I painted a bike like that once, with a brush, to make it less attractive to thieves. It wasn't a Casati though, it was a commuter. Some of the original paint jobs on these were pretty nice. They...
06-30-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 550
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I cannot emphasize this enough: If you...

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...I cannot emphasize this enough: If you want to sell it, do not "restore" it. It will just cost you money you will not recover in the sale. They are wonderful bicycles, good all-arounders, in...
06-30-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,933
Posted By 3alarmer

...I can still (barely) remember back in those...

...I can still (barely) remember back in those years of the 70's, when everyone wanted one of the "new ten speeds".
I never saw a PX-10 on the street or at the campus at U of MD, but I did see an...
06-30-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,933
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if you asked this question over on the...

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...if you asked this question over on the CABE, you'd get wildly different answers. And those guys pay more money for old stuff, too.:p
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...a whole lot of bikes back then did not...

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...a whole lot of bikes back then did not sell for the MSRP, when first they were sold new.
There has been a lot of mission creep in the pricing of new bicycles since then, so maybe it rubs off...
Forum: Foo
06-29-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18,682
Views: 1,058,498
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...pulled some pork over the weekend.

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...pulled some pork over the weekend.
06-29-22, 12:55 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,472
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...my wife says I'm cheap. But I'm not buying...

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...my wife says I'm cheap. But I'm not buying it. *rimshot*
Forum: Foo
06-28-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18,682
Views: 1,058,498
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he used to sing karaoke Tuesdays,...

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...he used to sing karaoke Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, but he decided it was just too much, and he needed more balance in his life. Now on Thursdays he quilts, and on on...
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...Bianchi marketed all levels of bicycle...

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...Bianchi marketed all levels of bicycle over the years. The top of the line ones are pretty nice, if you get them roadworthy and put new rubber and bar tape on them. Yours is not one of the top...
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By 3alarmer

. ... a lot on value depends on current...

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... a lot on value depends on current condition, work/parts required to get them roadworthy again, and location. Also how/where you plan on marketing them. I don't remember what they looked like...
06-28-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,472
Posted By 3alarmer

...I think that forum might be dead now. A lot...

...I think that forum might be dead now. A lot of the stuff they list as previously sold there seems above what I recognize as current market prices (local to me, anyway).
06-28-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,472
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...for frame of reference purposes, here is a...

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...for frame of reference purposes, here is a link to the Valuations Thread on Old Roads.com (https://oldroads.com/d_ltw_def.asp?rec_count=22). In comparison, we probably do OK here.
06-28-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,472
Posted By 3alarmer

...oooooh, that's one of the titanium ones !!!

...oooooh, that's one of the titanium ones !!!
Forum: Foo
06-28-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18,682
Views: 1,058,498
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...has never been tight, when he made up a...

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...has never been tight, when he made up a playlist.
06-28-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,472
Posted By 3alarmer

...I straightened the fork on a Portage once,...

...I straightened the fork on a Portage once, over at the bike co-op. It was too good to throw away, and it looked within the limits of repair. I think we sold it cheap, though, given that history.
06-28-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,472
Posted By 3alarmer

...the commercial alone, on the Youtube, ensures...

...the commercial alone, on the Youtube, ensures this bicycle's place in history as collectible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMgYNm4Q6dM
06-27-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,472
Posted By 3alarmer

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06-27-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,472
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I wish there was a free medical advice...

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...I wish there was a free medical advice forum on Biekforums. The co-pays are killing me at the doctor's office. :(
06-27-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,472
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...:popcorn. I can't say my evaluations are...

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...:popcorn. I can't say my evaluations are worth much. All my bikes are worth less than I paid for them. :) But I do read the local Craigslist from time to time. Which is how I know that all my...
06-26-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the Gios Compact I have here is one of the...

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...the Gios Compact I have here is one of the faster bicycles I own and ride. It might be too fast for me at this point. :o When I bought it, used, I switched it out to Dura Ace.
...
06-26-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if you are building wheels for something...

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...if you are building wheels for something like a bicycle with an additional electric boost motor, and to carry the load of you on an XXL frame, along with whatever baggage you decide to haul...
Forum: Foo
06-25-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18,682
Views: 1,058,498
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...had a pretty loud enema once, and is still...

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...had a pretty loud enema once, and is still a little embarrassed about it.
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By 3alarmer

...I think you might have trouble finding a new...

...I think you might have trouble finding a new wheel set that fits the frame, and most people here would probably lace new alloy rims onto the existing hubs after cleaning and re-greasing them.
But...
06-25-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 712
Posted By 3alarmer

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY...

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY (https://www.parktool.com/en-us/form/warranty)
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have ‎other rights which vary from state to state.‎ :)
06-24-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,445
Posted By 3alarmer

...I got this third hand from a Cat 2 (or 3, I...

...I got this third hand from a Cat 2 (or 3, I forget) racer, who bought it after the Specialized factory rep raced it for a year.
06-24-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,445
Posted By 3alarmer

...I have a couple of bikes set up with 600...

...I have a couple of bikes set up with 600 indexing stuff. People who have never owned and ridden the early Dura Ace stuff just don't get it. Crisp, clean shifting and a sort of timeless good looks....
06-24-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,379
Posted By 3alarmer

...if you work for the federal government up...

...if you work for the federal government up there, what exactly will I notice is different when you retire ?
06-24-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 817
Posted By 3alarmer

...IIRC, there are a couple of dedicated mixte...

...IIRC, there are a couple of dedicated mixte threads (https://www.bikeforums.net/search.php?searchid=14236312), that go on at some length. I'm a larger person, and I used to choose 3 speed, step...
06-24-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 976
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...for the issues you describe, I can't...

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...for the issues you describe, I can't suggest much more than learning more about wheels and constructing them. A modern box section alloy rim with at least 36 spokes, laced to any sort of decent...
Forum: Foo
06-23-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18,682
Views: 1,058,498
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...as a third grader, he loves to attend the...

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...as a third grader, he loves to attend the drag queen story reading sessions at the local branch library. There's always a post story session on makeup tips and tricks.
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