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09-22-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 80,846
Posted By merziac

CyclesMakaron Do you know what tubing they...

CyclesMakaron

Do you know what tubing they used on 06-07 7-11 tribute bikes?
09-22-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By merziac

At the end of the day this is the crux, mix and...

At the end of the day this is the crux, mix and match, hunt and peck, swap and spin.

Combined with Sheldon's time honored info, the right tools and any better understanding and you will be good to...
09-22-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 270
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:

You may be able to upload to your album and they could get migrated here.
09-22-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 36,544
Posted By merziac

And they have dredged up another zombie thread to...

And they have dredged up another zombie thread to further confuse the issue and continue the diatribe. :bang:
09-21-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By merziac

Yep, find a nutter and make a sleeve for the...

Yep, find a nutter and make a sleeve for the front. :twitchy:
09-21-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By merziac

Not on your life. ;)

Not on your life. ;)
09-21-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By merziac

Provisional dibs on binder bolt pending a couple...

Provisional dibs on binder bolt pending a couple of ?'s plz. ;)

PM coming.
09-20-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 36,544
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Fully agree and exactly my point. ...

:thumb: Fully agree and exactly my point.

And even if it were suspect, anybody new coming in with declarations and no cred, should have the where with all to observe forum decorum until they...
09-20-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By merziac

Yep, seen plenty that gacked the saddle and the...

Yep, seen plenty that gacked the saddle and the badge.

I just got a pair of Campy track pedals that had Binda straps that were riveted in a loop on the end.

I used the air dremel like tool with...
09-19-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 64,035
Views: 9,880,731
Posted By merziac

Judging by the saddle, that is or was from a...

Judging by the saddle, that is or was from a member. ;)
09-19-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,059
Posted By merziac

As far as I know, Merz built the first Aero frame...

As far as I know, Merz built the first Aero frame for a factory Shimano bike at the New York show 82 or 83.
...
09-19-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,375
Posted By merziac

To be fair, yours are fabulous prime examples and...

To be fair, yours are fabulous prime examples and these seem to be pretty rare as well as spendy.

For the money they are going toe to toe with all time heavyweights, Colnago, DeRosa, Merckx,...
09-19-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 36,544
Posted By merziac

Another newbie barging in here to set the...

Another newbie barging in here to set the lifelong experts straight, no "Hi", no "I found this and think this, what do you think?".

Just sad. ;)
09-19-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 458,724
Posted By merziac

And with the Raleigh mascot looking on, maybe it...

And with the Raleigh mascot looking on, maybe it needs a live companion?

Just realized this bike has a great big 2X drivetrain, :thumb:

I just bought an 11-42 11 speed CS-M5100 cassette to...
09-19-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By merziac

And also irritatingly difficult to get off with...

And also irritatingly difficult to get off with zero damage when the frame does have one.

Especially if you have little or no experience doing so.

Sometimes even if you do. ;)
09-19-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,978
Posted By merziac

These are my new go-to gloves. ...

These are my new go-to gloves.

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/giro-strade-dure-supergel-glove?v=KXL0000

Was using Big S Body Geometry gloves with good padding, tried these and they are...
09-19-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,978
Posted By merziac

Here"s the last pair I bought just because they...

Here"s the last pair I bought just because they look great to me and were on sale but don't really have enough padding for my tired, crabby old body.

Like I said, look great to me. ;)
...
09-19-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By merziac

Schreck83 Here's a pretty good article about...

Schreck83

Here's a pretty good article about the early Pro's and Carlton's that used the Brampton fastback seat lug and they appear to use the s/n format of this one.
...
09-18-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 189
Posted By merziac

Boy oh boy, no kidding. ;) I would love to...

Boy oh boy, no kidding. ;)

I would love to see these in person.
09-18-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 189
Posted By merziac

Oh and great minds and all that. ;) I did...

Oh and great minds and all that. ;)

I did the escalated stem, headtube, steerer, etc. by design as well, with Dave Levy's help and guidance.
...
09-17-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 189
Posted By merziac

What a fantastic project, new life for a great...

What a fantastic project, new life for a great frame, updated, upgraded, sussed out to great effect. Well done, Bravo. :thumb:

So many frames like this abandoned and or left for dead when all they...
09-17-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By merziac

Ya still gotta find the bolts or cobble it...

Ya still gotta find the bolts or cobble it together, that can be the really fun part.

Last time I looked into it an original set, it was going to be $150.

And yes you can do it from McMaster...
09-16-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By merziac

Yikes! Glad you're ok (more or less) and yep,...

Yikes! Glad you're ok (more or less) and yep, gotta pay more attention as we "move forward" in life. :twitchy:
09-16-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By merziac

Oversize MTB DT needs more room at the BB shell....

Oversize MTB DT needs more room at the BB shell. ;)
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By merziac

So big $$$ on this IMO, however if the ask could...

So big $$$ on this IMO, however if the ask could be brought down a bit it is a very good specimen from what I can see. The color is just fine with me, very close to an original color from another...
09-16-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,375
Posted By merziac

A Merz built Allez would indeed be rare bird...

A Merz built Allez would indeed be rare bird indeed, he may have built a one off or prototype or two. He designed the Merz SE Edition of course but the frames were made in Japan after He and DiNucci...
09-16-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,375
Posted By merziac

Nah, you're just getting started, carry on. ;)

Nah, you're just getting started, carry on. ;)
09-16-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,375
Posted By merziac

Yeah, all three pretty awesome each in their own...

Yeah, all three pretty awesome each in their own right, I have a Gordon and you are correct, it is very nice and led to the Strawberry being built to suit me very well. I work with a Orthopedic...
09-16-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By merziac

Please bear in mind how thin the tubing is to...

Please bear in mind how thin the tubing is to begin with and how much more so it may be with rust and taking a beating.

I would want to very carefully fill it in to strengthen and reinforce the...
09-16-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,573
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Welcome aboard, glad you found us, you're...

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

Post some pics to your album and someone may move them here.

In the meantime, go around, comment AND say hi on any thread...
09-16-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,375
Posted By merziac

Columbine, Baylis and Gordon. "Which one of...

Columbine, Baylis and Gordon.

"Which one of these is not like the other?"

:roflmao2:
09-16-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By merziac

No real idea on the maker and may be just the...

No real idea on the maker and may be just the angle buy looks like a very long TT and short CT's.

Agree with British looking and that with orange always makes me think Holdsworth but really just...
09-16-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,375
Posted By merziac

Be careful what you wish for. ;)

Be careful what you wish for. ;)
09-16-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,375
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Great minds.....

:thumb: Great minds.....
09-16-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By merziac

My whole head hurts now, Tx! :roflmao:

My whole head hurts now, Tx! :roflmao:
09-16-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,375
Posted By merziac

Bike boom production Paramount, done, 1958,...

Bike boom production

Paramount, done, 1958, 74, 76

Raleigh Pro, done, 74, 76, 78

Moto TC, done, 74

Cinelli SC, done, 1960-1ish
09-16-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By merziac

Nah, you're good, the cake part was spot on. ...

Nah, you're good, the cake part was spot on.

I carry the tire plug kits in my cars with North Shore plugs, jump box/compressor and a can of flat fix, always have.

And just like my overstocked...
09-16-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,375
Posted By merziac

:popcorn

:popcorn
09-16-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,143
Posted By merziac

Well then you need a bigger compressor, they have...

Well then you need a bigger compressor, they have those at harbor freight too. ;)

That air tool is pretty stingy on air but does take a fair bit.

You could increase your reservoir capacity with...
09-16-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Agreed, however, if you get the upper...

:thumb: Agreed, however, if you get the upper crust mucky layer(s) off first, the hone will do a much better job as well as last far longer.

They are made for a very final finish and even in the...
09-16-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By merziac

I use the thick grease to mitigate some of the...

I use the thick grease to mitigate some of the excess or otherwise wear when the races and, or cones are mildly compromised and I am not prepared to replace more than just the bearings.

May or may...
09-15-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By merziac

:thumb: We really have to get down to brass tacks...

:thumb: We really have to get down to brass tacks and realize how little 1-2, maybe 3/10's of a mm is, add nasty muck like this and it can even measure right and still be a no-go.

They can very...
09-15-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By merziac

Maybe, you would be surprised how little it can...

Maybe, you would be surprised how little it can take, especially with a tight fit. I would get after it with some PB Blaster and very stout wire brush and file after that.
09-14-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By merziac

Gonna go out on a limb here and say the inside of...

Gonna go out on a limb here and say the inside of the steerer tube should be cleaned up a bunch, from the looks of that stem it may be pretty nasty in there and could easily be mucking things up....
09-14-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,143
Posted By merziac

Soak and firmly tap with a small piece of...

Soak and firmly tap with a small piece of aluminum plate and small hammer, maybe heat too, then drive a torx bit in the hole, biggest one you can get in there and use as big a wrench or ratchet and...
09-14-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By merziac

Crickets? :(

Crickets?

:(
09-14-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By merziac

I weigh many of the bikes and frames I acquire,...

I weigh many of the bikes and frames I acquire, can't seem to weigh them before AND after I strip them, kind of like before AND after pics, can't seem to get them done either most of the time....
09-13-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By merziac

75lechamp I am as big a fan of these as...

75lechamp

I am as big a fan of these as anyone, not that you would know it from me sitting on our venerable obrentharris's restored Champion Team frame from several years ago.

...
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By merziac

Welcome aboard, glad you found us. :thumb: ...

Welcome aboard, glad you found us. :thumb:

You may be in the right place but the Moser is not a "fixie", it is a pretty nice, very cool track bike and while I would encourage you or anybody else...
09-13-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,931
Posted By merziac

BLASSPHEEEEMMER!!!! ...

BLASSPHEEEEMMER!!!!

https://giphy.com/gifs/10tuFEeuACAnuw
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