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06-22-22, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 286
Posted By billytwosheds

Major Taylor's autobiography is in the public...

Major Taylor's autobiography is in the public domain now, and is scanned into the Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/details/mdp-39015010834771-1-1643365758/mode/2up
06-21-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By billytwosheds

That fork crown, too, though. Wow. ...

That fork crown, too, though.

Wow.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1450x1036/gerbi_cambio_corsa_classic_collectible_bicycle_14_ccf7170e370d28e59239f1894f81b84701c4ea64.jpg
05-25-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By billytwosheds

And looks like the return spring on the shift...

And looks like the return spring on the shift lever is broken.
03-11-22, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By billytwosheds

That's a great starter kit for a newer C&V...

That's a great starter kit for a newer C&V enthusiast. I see tools for pedals, freewheels, chains, bottom brackets, spokes, etc etc.
02-21-22, 01:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,224
Posted By billytwosheds

Bumping this thread because I have eyes on a ALAN...

Bumping this thread because I have eyes on a ALAN Guerciotti and hope this will bring me luck.
02-10-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By billytwosheds

It happens! I parted out an 80's De Rosa...

It happens!

I parted out an 80's De Rosa w/SR about 5 years ago, and the first respondent to the ad became a good friend. Introduced me to the local coop and have done multiple centuries together.
01-31-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By billytwosheds

That shop used to be the original Cajun Kitchen...

That shop used to be the original Cajun Kitchen breakfast spot in SB. I have lots of good (hungover) memories eating there in college.
...
01-25-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 360,282
Posted By billytwosheds

Not on a bike...but near a bike. reading a...

Not on a bike...but near a bike. reading a script.

Jamie Dean and Pier Angeli.
...
01-16-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,929
Posted By billytwosheds

Playing the devil's advocate, what do you stand...

Playing the devil's advocate, what do you stand to lose from other people using your photos jamesdak ?

I get that we want to curb the improper use of our creative content, but I also am aware of...
01-08-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By billytwosheds

If you can wait for a restock or find someone on...

If you can wait for a restock or find someone on the forum whose holding, it's difficult to beat the Falcon friction shifters from VO for price and fit.
...
01-04-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By billytwosheds

Very good deals. jeirvine If that's a 151...

Very good deals.

jeirvine If that's a 151 BCD on the pista crank and you're looking for a chainring, lemme know. You helped me out with a C record FD a while back.
12-21-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,653
Posted By billytwosheds

I actually see both front and rear monoplanars...

I actually see both front and rear monoplanars when looking more closely at the linked album.

The crank looks late 80's Chorus, as do the FD, brakes, etc.

My guess is that the bike got an...
12-16-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By billytwosheds

Daniel Rebour printing plates from Le Cycle magazines

It could be that these are altogether common, but something tells me they're not.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/275066028806
(not my listing)

It's a little late to use them on your holiday cards...
12-08-21, 01:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By billytwosheds

A tall drink of water 65cm Ron Cooper

So the story goes that a gentleman was selling this bike on behalf of his girlfriend, whose previous husband had ridden the bike in a couple Ironmans in the 80's. A tall guy. He passed away about...
11-14-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,462
Posted By billytwosheds

Black tape would make the nice details elsewhere...

Black tape would make the nice details elsewhere pop. Looks like a fun bike.

Planning to ride it or hang it up?
11-05-21, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By billytwosheds

There are at least a few tasteful ways this frame...

There are at least a few tasteful ways this frame could be built up. GLWS!
10-24-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By billytwosheds

Neat bike, looks to have seen very little use....

Neat bike, looks to have seen very little use. For me, it's no longer NOS once it's been used. Sort of like driving a car off the lot, no longer new once you leave with it.

Simplex retrofriction...
08-24-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,175
Posted By billytwosheds

pic assist ...

pic assist

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/580x435/80-47a80dab_dab6_4607_86da_ce4ffbcbec2f_2824f829be80bf2fdbcaff3cb757034df861509b.jpeg
...
08-09-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,650
Posted By billytwosheds

This Ken Rogers racing tricycle came up on CL...

This Ken Rogers racing tricycle came up on CL last month.

https://ventura.craigslist.org/bik/d/ventura-1972-ken-rogers-531-british/7349667063.html

And appears to have two front brakes? Check...
07-04-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,356
Posted By billytwosheds

Chiming in to say I noticed my bookmarks to BF...

Chiming in to say I noticed my bookmarks to BF all broken the other evening, and as someone who works in IT, I understand these things happen. Usually a human-related oops.

That said, it's...
06-21-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By billytwosheds

Looks like a solid pickup, a barely used bike at...

Looks like a solid pickup, a barely used bike at that. Why not clean up the existing Suntour drivetrain and save your NOS campy stuff for an Italian frame? Sounds like you know enough, just a gentle...
06-21-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,820
Posted By billytwosheds

Sig worthy.

Sig worthy.
06-16-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,329
Posted By billytwosheds

What a BLAST. I hate to be all soft and stuff but...

What a BLAST. I hate to be all soft and stuff but this kind of tour and write up are why I keep coming back to this community. Bikes are cool, the humans the ride them are better.

Cheers.
06-07-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By billytwosheds

Looks like a *very* well put-together bike....

Looks like a *very* well put-together bike. Further proof that a mixed Campagnolo group can look hot :love:

Oh the places you'll go.
05-19-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,968
Posted By billytwosheds

Super good mindset to have about it. Your...

Super good mindset to have about it. Your tutorials were on the Sheldon level as I was beginning, so it's hard to argue against free access to them.
05-09-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,602
Posted By billytwosheds

Same, I was a little concerned that first image...

Same, I was a little concerned that first image was the finished project. Turned out very clean.
04-15-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,515
Posted By billytwosheds

Sounds to me like the inevitability of flats for...

Sounds to me like the inevitability of flats for the OP can actually be avoided by some skills training (mounting/inflation process) and equipment changes (rim tape, proper size tube, etc).

We all...
03-26-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,191
Posted By billytwosheds

Just joined the C&V Strava group.

Just joined the C&V Strava group.
02-10-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,440
Posted By billytwosheds

An outlook worth commending. There will be more...

An outlook worth commending. There will be more steeds you throw your leg over, but you savored one final ride with this one. Poetic, even.
01-19-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,722
Posted By billytwosheds

Bringing this useful thread back to life since...

Bringing this useful thread back to life since I've just disassembled an 8 speed Chorus hub and found all to be OK except a single press-fit cone, which has corrosion on one small spot in the bearing...
01-11-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By billytwosheds

You didn't. Thanks for sharing the article!...

You didn't. Thanks for sharing the article! Positive stories should be shared :beer:
01-11-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By billytwosheds

If there's direct evidence that this feel-good...

If there's direct evidence that this feel-good story may not be true, let's have it. Otherwise just let people feel good, right?

No need to harsh the mallow.
01-10-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By billytwosheds

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x270/giphy_813b4584dab150e224c7108aa3b105932a037e9d.gif
01-07-21, 02:05 PM
01-05-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,244
Posted By billytwosheds

Is anyone else impressed that so many of them are...

Is anyone else impressed that so many of them are evenly placed and upright? Without hooks or racks or guides this is not easy to go, or long-lasting.
12-21-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,417
Posted By billytwosheds

I missed out on a my-sized Lotus frame FS in the...

I missed out on a my-sized Lotus frame FS in the local classifieds a few years ago and still think about it.

Everyone should ride a brake-equipped fixed gear at some point in their lives. This...
12-19-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 21,106
Views: 3,966,738
Posted By billytwosheds

Contender for best guess of pronouncing...

Contender for best guess of pronouncing Campagnolo:

Campanubo Record Rear Derailleur from Japan Sports Auction Bicycle Parts...
12-09-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,627
Posted By billytwosheds

I've been on both sides of this in the...

I've been on both sides of this in the not-so-distant past.

Like Randy and pcb said, it's usually best to invest no more time into it.

And contrary to certain comments, I'm inclined to be...
12-05-20, 02:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,096
Posted By billytwosheds

Yes, I bought the pair with one dust cap missing...

Yes, I bought the pair with one dust cap missing as a result of the previous owner laying a bike down on its side too hard and too often. I found an MKS dust cap that fit but should have filed down...
12-04-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,096
Posted By billytwosheds

Who's afraid of pedals, not me

Obviously sarcastic, but refreshing a pair of pedals for the first time was not that bad.
...
11-27-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 18,462
Posted By billytwosheds

Finally got tan walls for my Covid build. ...

Finally got tan walls for my Covid build.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_9579_2d58b5e050eb83e84b5c7d6118787a3ef9f23c7f.jpg
10-15-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By billytwosheds

Wow, that's a tiny Rensho! Surprisingly good...

Wow, that's a tiny Rensho!

Surprisingly good production quality. And those are some smooth, wide roads in your neighborhood.
09-25-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,215
Posted By billytwosheds

I would wonder about other parts of the frame,...

I would wonder about other parts of the frame, and if there is rust that might make the bike unsafe.

A friend of mine did a century on a Columbus SLX frame (marque undisclosed) and not more than a...
09-24-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By billytwosheds

That's a lot of coin. Is it actually a...

That's a lot of coin.

Is it actually a rebranded Alan?

https://www.bikeforums.net/20745518-post19.html

Could be a rare bird but unless your friend is a collector, that may not be the best...
09-21-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,730
Posted By billytwosheds

I'm just surprised that no one has mentioned...

I'm just surprised that no one has mentioned "buying local" to avoid the stress(?) of waiting for shipments, and to deal with real people.

Deals online are deals, and by all means go for them. But...
09-19-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By billytwosheds

Bike sketch prints 5x7 Nuovo Record and Continental

My wife makes art, and has asked me to see if there's interest in these 5 x 7 prints.

Both designs are popular when we booth at markets and such, but that's all on hold right now. Originals were...
08-22-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By billytwosheds

FS: NOS Campagnolo toe clips for C Record pedals

A pair of toe clips for those comfy and wide C record Triomphe pedals, with the centered mounting tab.

These may work with different trim levels of Campy pedals with some trimming or tweaking, but...
08-09-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,186
Posted By billytwosheds

What to do: Treat like what it is now, your fast...

What to do: Treat like what it is now, your fast bike.

Makes me miss my Pin.
08-09-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,182
Posted By billytwosheds

I was looking at the 1993 catalog. It's possible...

I was looking at the 1993 catalog. It's possible that for 1994 the internals were mostly the same. The product range catalog from 1994 does distinguish between the models in that the Record and...
08-08-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,182
Posted By billytwosheds

That's a low end Campagnolo group that while more...

That's a low end Campagnolo group that while more rebuildable, isn't going to serve you as well as that tri color kit will.

If you want to work with what you have, the Shimano group is probably...
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