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Posted By Bici Veloce

Check the head badge for a 4-digit code. IIRC,...

Check the head badge for a 4-digit code. IIRC, first three are the day number and last digit is the last number of the year in 1970. Mine is stamped 1787 (178th day of 1977). I have a 1977 in silver....
05-12-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 366
Posted By Bici Veloce

I can't say with certainty that your cranks are...

I can't say with certainty that your cranks are not anodized, but they sure look like it to me. I have a pair of anodized 600 cranks on a 1985 Bianchi that had the same (flat/yellowing/plastic) ...
04-16-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Bici Veloce

Very sad! Thanks for posting.

Very sad!

Thanks for posting.
04-16-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Bici Veloce

Bike still looks awesome though...even draggin'...

Bike still looks awesome though...even draggin' on the ground.

I ran into the same issue with a short stem on a spare. I had a $1 presta to schrader adapter that added just enough length to attach...
04-08-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By Bici Veloce

The Cygolite Go-Pro adapter is available from...

The Cygolite Go-Pro adapter is available from Amazon too.

https://smile.amazon.com/Cygolite-Light-Adapter-Headlights-Compatible/dp/B07NLWS8VG

I use it with my Cygolite Streak. Should work with...
04-04-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 725
Posted By Bici Veloce

You can use Testor's model paint for touch up....

You can use Testor's model paint for touch up. Use a light abrasive polish and throw a coat of wax on it. You should be good to go. :lol:
04-03-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,383
Posted By Bici Veloce

Here's a Twitter link with a few more photos... ...

Here's a Twitter link with a few more photos...

https://twitter.com/DavidAllen909/status/1510363528426795008
04-03-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,383
Posted By Bici Veloce

I haven't heard any updates on the...

I haven't heard any updates on the collision...doesn't really matter anyways.

Ride safe all!

This was placed yesterday...
03-18-22, 07:21 AM
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Views: 694,047
Posted By Bici Veloce

Wig Wam Motel in San Bernardino, CA... ...

Wig Wam Motel in San Bernardino, CA...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/838x1256/wigwam_f440b49509a9a74d903ddbf7b3f40dcb01c6010d.jpg
03-15-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,008
Posted By Bici Veloce

Cheaper to add weight to the rider...eat more,...

Cheaper to add weight to the rider...eat more, drink more, ride less.
03-12-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By Bici Veloce

I've tried a few brands and Muc Off C3 Ceramic...

I've tried a few brands and Muc Off C3 Ceramic Dry is the best. It's super quiet, doesn't fling off or drip, and keeps the drivetrain clean and quiet the longest. It cleans up easily with...
03-04-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,383
Posted By Bici Veloce

Thank you. Someone close to me enjoyed a...

Thank you. Someone close to me enjoyed a professional relationship with him.

Although we never met, I'll never forget Tom. I ride portions of the trail he helped to develop three to four times a...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,275
Posted By Bici Veloce

You can use a padded cycling liner intended for...

You can use a padded cycling liner intended for shorter rides. The LG liner from Dick's...
03-03-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,383
Posted By Bici Veloce

Just north of that intersection is the Pacific...

Just north of that intersection is the Pacific Electric Bike Bike Trail. It's possible Tom's intent was to turn left left onto the trail to resume his ride. The trail usually continues west into...
03-03-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,383
Posted By Bici Veloce

Death of Cycling Advocate/Upland, CA

Tom Thomas of Upland, CA was a true cycling advocate for the local community. He will be missed.

I deleted the linked article as it was a potential violation of forum rules.

The article on Tom...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 994
Posted By Bici Veloce

I recently purchased a second set of Schwalbe Pro...

I recently purchased a second set of Schwalbe Pro Ones. The best price I could find was a place called the Bike Closet online. Cost was $60 each, plus $10 shipping. I had them within two or three...
03-01-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,108
Posted By Bici Veloce

Plastic Cygolite Adapter...$16:( ...

Plastic Cygolite Adapter...$16:(

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/757x562/adapter_152af992341b64842a1dd516a96b7a309a8932b9.jpg
02-24-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Bici Veloce

I'm in the middle (on a blue Schwinn Stingray)....

I'm in the middle (on a blue Schwinn Stingray). Photo is from 1972ish. My brother (on the right) got the cool bike.
...
02-22-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Bici Veloce

No local co-ops that I know of. I...

No local co-ops that I know of.



I don't know anyone with a lathe, but I think I can fabricate a part if I need to. It involves a hole saw, sanding bits, patience and time.

I've emailed...
02-22-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Bici Veloce

I'll apologize ahead of time for the stupid...

I'll apologize ahead of time for the stupid question. Is the body a complete assembled free hub, or just the "body" without internal parts?
02-22-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Bici Veloce

It looks shipping is only $3.50. That's a good...

It looks shipping is only $3.50. That's a good option. Thank you.

I'm looking at this option as well...I found a full FH-6207 on E-Bay...
02-22-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Bici Veloce

I was thinking the same thing. I've already been...

I was thinking the same thing. I've already been walking around checking sheds and garages for parts I can use.
02-22-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Bici Veloce

Good idea. The wheel is out being trued. I'll get...

Good idea. The wheel is out being trued. I'll get some measurements when I get it back.
02-22-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Bici Veloce

Shimano Freehub Dustcover

I have a broken "right hand dust cover" on a New 600EX 6-speed freehub, Shimano part #FH-6207-6. The part is shown in the image below (#15). The part number for the dust cover is 359-0600. I know...
02-16-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Bici Veloce

Thanks Shelby. :beer:

Thanks Shelby. :beer:
02-16-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Bici Veloce

How's it look now? The ferrule is what you...

How's it look now? The ferrule is what you describe as a "step-down" ferrule.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1258/rd3_7dc9c1cdd98160a29f12f67ce5cd4a33cf17be69.jpg
...
02-16-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Bici Veloce

Thanks for pointing that out. I looked at...

Thanks for pointing that out.

I looked at some photos prior to disassembly and I see that I installed the cable housing backwards. I also found the original ferrule that attached to the frame side...
02-16-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Bici Veloce

I'm here to learn. How can I make it right?

I'm here to learn. How can I make it right?
02-15-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Bici Veloce

Thanks to you that helped out. As a newbie to...

Thanks to you that helped out. As a newbie to bike mechanics, it's nice to have a place to run to when help is needed.

I ended up rebuilding the derailleur and while I was at it, I figured I'd...
02-14-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Bici Veloce

Ahh, that makes sense now. Thank you for the...

Ahh, that makes sense now. Thank you for the help. I'll check out the video
02-14-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Bici Veloce

The derailleur mounts directly to the frame....

The derailleur mounts directly to the frame. There's no hanger. I don't believe the cage itself is bent.

I think the misalignment is caused by the play in the connection between the cage and body....
02-14-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Bici Veloce

Derailleur Wobble/Chain Ring and Cassette Wear

I'm working on a restoration of an '85 Bianchi Limited with Shimano New 600EX components. It's been in storage 30 years or so.

The RD cage is wobbly which causes the pulleys to be misaligned with...
02-13-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Bici Veloce

I thought I would post some photos of the...

I thought I would post some photos of the completed bike. It was disassembled, cleaned, lubed, touched up, and reassembled. I polished all aluminum components and installed new tires, bar tape,...
02-05-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Bici Veloce

Great info. Thank you for the brochure...

Great info.

Thank you for the brochure pages!
02-02-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Bici Veloce

Perfect! I'll order them up. Thanks for the...

Perfect! I'll order them up.

Thanks for the help
02-02-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Bici Veloce

The link's not working for me. I'll keep...

The link's not working for me. I'll keep searching.

Thanks.
02-02-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Bici Veloce

The bike has been in storage for 30+ years. The...

The bike has been in storage for 30+ years. The tires crumbled in my hands and wouldn't hold air, so unable to check before disassembly.

Thank you for the reply.
02-02-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Bici Veloce

85 Bianchi Limited Tire Fit/28c?

Getting ready to order tires for a disassembled 85 Bianchi Limited (Italian-made). The original tires are 700 x 25c. Does anyone know offhand if a 28c tire fit? I'm looking at Michelin Dynamic...
02-01-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Bici Veloce

Disregard this. I was able to remove the "X" on...

Disregard this. I was able to remove the "X" on one of the decals. Seems my brother had some fun with a marker.
02-01-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Bici Veloce

I picked up the bike over the weekend and worked...

I picked up the bike over the weekend and worked on disassembly.

The serial number stamped on the bottom bracket is A4400 A5

The aero-brake levers are labeled "SLR".

Curious if the stem and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By Bici Veloce

Me too. Great adjustability and provide good...

Me too. Great adjustability and provide good visibility from upright and drop positions.
...
01-04-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By Bici Veloce

Here's an example of backer rod. ...

Here's an example of backer rod.
...
12-30-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 918
Posted By Bici Veloce

Park Tool demonstrates how to use a workbench...

Park Tool demonstrates how to use a workbench vice to remove the cassette as an alternative....Starts at about 4:15 on the video.

https://youtu.be/9KAaP7pbFV0?t=255
12-25-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Bici Veloce

Thank you. I should have the bike in the next...

Thank you. I should have the bike in the next couple weeks. I'll report back.

I'm curious what type of seat is hiding under the cover.

Any idea where I can find a 1985 catalog online. I...
12-24-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Bici Veloce

Thank you. I'll check with my brother for more...

Thank you. I'll check with my brother for more info. The bag may still be at my parents' house.
12-24-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Bici Veloce

Great info! Thanks again.

Great info! Thanks again.
12-24-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Bici Veloce

After some Googling, I now know the difference...

After some Googling, I now know the difference between aero and non-aero levers/hoods...so probably a stupid question on my part.
12-24-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Bici Veloce

My brother was happy to see the bike in good...

My brother was happy to see the bike in good hands.

Re the 6209s, I assume those are the levers on my bike? I didn't get a good enough photo of them to ID them on the web.

Can anyone tell me...
12-24-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Bici Veloce

Very helpful T-Mar. Thank you for the reply!

Very helpful T-Mar.

Thank you for the reply!
12-24-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Bici Veloce

Help with Bianchi 12-Speed Identification

This bike has been hanging around my parents' garage for at least 30 years, untouched. My brother has no use for it and offered it to me. He recalls trading a BMX bike for it in the 80's. It looks...
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