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01-26-23, 03:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 961
Posted By tiger1964

Still thinkin' black saddle. On that bike. ...

Still thinkin' black saddle. On that bike.



Because the collaboration with AMC on the Levi's Gremlin worked out so well? ;)
01-24-23, 05:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 671
Posted By tiger1964

And perhaps the raison d'Ítre for dust caps?

And perhaps the raison d'Ítre for dust caps?
01-23-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By tiger1964

A lot to like about that bike. I'd get some black...

A lot to like about that bike. I'd get some black paint to cover up "The S Word" on the brake housing...;)
01-23-23, 08:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,921
Posted By tiger1964

Very interesting and I'll report back on results....

Very interesting and I'll report back on results. Meanwhile, a photo of the frame and various cleaned and dismantled components:

...
01-23-23, 08:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 671
Posted By tiger1964

I guess I have been lucky. I always just grab one...

I guess I have been lucky. I always just grab one and go at it. A few days ago, used the Park to pull Campy cranks that have been in place for 40+ years, no trouble at all. I do have a Campy tool and...
01-19-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,322
Posted By tiger1964

I keep seeing bikes on the forum that makes me...

I keep seeing bikes on the forum that makes me wish there was a pub no more than, eh, 1/2 mile from home. Something like this would be perfect.
01-19-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By tiger1964

Your photography is 4x better than mine but I...

Your photography is 4x better than mine but I still have trouble seeing the detail. I think I know what it is...

Sorry your visit seems to have been so short.



It's worth going on...
01-19-23, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By tiger1964

If you have time to kill in Philly, no bikes but...

If you have time to kill in Philly, no bikes but cars, if you don't go to the Simeone Foundation Museum, you'll regret it. SIMEONE (https://simeonemuseum.org/the-collection/)
01-19-23, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By tiger1964

I think that replaced their Gold Class in their...

I think that replaced their Gold Class in their product line; I've won some trophies (4 wheel, not 2) with that stuff!



Good info especially on decals, worth looking into. Maybe I'll try in on...
01-18-23, 08:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,620
Posted By tiger1964

Lucky you! :thumb: As I said, my wife got me...

Lucky you! :thumb:

As I said, my wife got me two French maps by mistake, so I passed the spare on to a fellow forum member. Only five months to my birthday, perhaps I'll end up with the Italian...
12-27-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By tiger1964

Normally I do NOT like black components, but on...

Normally I do NOT like black components, but on that frame... maybe?

Or pay to have a gruppo green-anodized?
12-22-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,681
Posted By tiger1964

Maybe the forum should have a program, set up on...

Maybe the forum should have a program, set up on a dead-man (literally) switch. If a member does not post for 45 days, it sends a message to the member's e-mail address: "Dear Mrs. Colnago53, your...
12-20-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,334
Posted By tiger1964

After looking at those photos, I need to apply...

After looking at those photos, I need to apply chamois grease just to sit on the sofa! :eek: OUCH!
12-17-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,518
Posted By tiger1964

I just got an e-mail from RH, there's now a Nivex...

I just got an e-mail from RH, there's now a Nivex T-shirt and, at $28, much cheaper than the rear derailleur. Sadly, only in black.
12-16-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By tiger1964

:thumb: Taillight on the seat stay is...

:thumb:

Taillight on the seat stay is redundant! :lol: Trust me -- they'll see you.
12-13-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By tiger1964

I'd worry about it whistling at speed. ...

I'd worry about it whistling at speed.



Presumably he could have saved all the shavings, and weighed them.
12-11-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,035
Posted By tiger1964

"I build my bikes to go -- not to stop!"...

"I build my bikes to go -- not to stop!" ;)
12-08-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,500
Posted By tiger1964

Not sure the workmanship on that derailleur has...

Not sure the workmanship on that derailleur has me thinking I need to go out and buy one of their guns.:foo:
12-08-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,100
Posted By tiger1964

I think I am guilty of that. I just...

I think I am

guilty of that.

I just figured it

would be easier to read

than just one long paragraph.
12-06-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,620
Posted By tiger1964

The good news is that my wife ordered me one of...

The good news is that my wife ordered me one of the French maps.

The better news is that she decided to surprise me and go back and order the Italian one too. :love:

The less-great news is that...
12-02-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 700
Posted By tiger1964

There is a time I would have suggested a Schwinn...

There is a time I would have suggested a Schwinn Varsity, because it could double as an anchor for your boat.

But, now, I see that bike has its adherents. ;)
11-14-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,732
Posted By tiger1964

Wait -- you mean tires are not 100% concentric?...

Wait -- you mean tires are not 100% concentric? :eek:;)

Anyway, reading this topic, I might reconsider their use. That said, most of the flats I get are from relatively small glass splinters. I'll...
11-11-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,620
Posted By tiger1964

:thumb: And American? And East European?...

:thumb:

And American? And East European? "Collect them all, amaze your friends!".

My wife ordered me the French one, I do want the Italian one, but we're in a small house so wall space is an...
11-04-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,134
Posted By tiger1964

Funny :lol:, I wonder the same about so many...

Funny :lol:, I wonder the same about so many riders of modern -- and some not so modern -- bikes where the stem/bars are so high, they are in the drops most of the time... as in there's nowhere lower...
11-04-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By tiger1964

Wow, how much wine did Gitane workers drink at...

Wow, how much wine did Gitane workers drink at lunch?
11-04-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,134
Posted By tiger1964

Bearing in mind that I rode 38 miles yesterday...

Bearing in mind that I rode 38 miles yesterday and got into the drops ONCE, so perhaps I am different, but -- unless my shoulders are directly, vertically, above the bars, using the drops means...
10-31-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,493
Posted By tiger1964

If the "goofy bikes" :eek: on VO's websites...

If the "goofy bikes" :eek: on VO's websites brings in enough money to keep their doors open, I'm OK with that. I still buy stuff from them, although they moved and no longer 20 minutes from my house.
10-28-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,352
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks! I passed along to my wife, who wanted to...

Thanks! I passed along to my wife, who wanted to know what I want for Christmas. Perfect.
10-20-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By tiger1964

I do not recall ever getting one of those RD's to...

I do not recall ever getting one of those RD's to actually shift when brought into the shop. 100% replace-the-derailleur.
10-20-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 798
Posted By tiger1964

+1, I recall brochures at the LBS but never a...

+1, I recall brochures at the LBS but never a bike.
10-15-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,573
Posted By tiger1964

Campagnolo Record is my vote too, but the one I...

Campagnolo Record is my vote too, but the one I am certain would last longer than I will.
...
10-11-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,132
Posted By tiger1964

The components on that Kharkiv are so cool....

The components on that Kharkiv are so cool. Blatant copies, but who cares! :thumb:
10-04-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By tiger1964

Well, that put me off corn...

Well, that put me off corn...
09-25-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 835
Posted By tiger1964

The elusive Model WTF rear derailleur from...

The elusive Model WTF rear derailleur from Campagnolo.

That's pretty cool.:thumb:
09-24-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,075
Posted By tiger1964

Interesting. I have Suntour brakes on one bike,...

Interesting. I have Suntour brakes on one bike, admittedly I am VERY late to the party for using any Japanese components on bikes. They seem to stop well enough but, despite toe-in, a lot of squeal....
09-18-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By tiger1964

Try that with a 1957 DeSoto, results might be...

Try that with a 1957 DeSoto, results might be different...
09-18-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,025
Posted By tiger1964

And to stop that much weight, it might need it.

And to stop that much weight, it might need it.
09-17-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,517
Posted By tiger1964

Not sure about other peoples' interest. I bought...

Not sure about other peoples' interest. I bought my Tiger from a dead man, and that is how someone will get it from me.

That said, gasoline engines? I put in a bigger engine (crate motor) years...
09-15-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,025
Posted By tiger1964

And it appears to be a reflective one at that.

And it appears to be a reflective one at that.
09-15-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,025
Posted By tiger1964

Gotta wonder who the salesman was at the bike...

Gotta wonder who the salesman was at the bike shop.
08-30-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By tiger1964

+1, shouldn't all seat post bolts have that...

+1, shouldn't all seat post bolts have that feature? That said, needs to go to the chrome shop first.
08-25-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By tiger1964

Hmm, never seen an Atala w/Stronglight. Hmm,...

Hmm, never seen an Atala w/Stronglight. Hmm, opportunity to do a crankset swap? Stronglight on the Gitane, and the (Campy-looking) Sugino on the Atala?
08-24-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,130
Posted By tiger1964

Well done! :thumb: Fortunately, this era...

Well done! :thumb:

Fortunately, this era Schwinn's really are indestructible, meaning there remains something to restore. Mid-70's working in a shop, these would be dragged in in deplorable...
08-23-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,921
Posted By tiger1964

Gifted Raleigh Gran Sport: odd components?

Today I was gifted this Raleigh by a long (long!) time friend; it had been his late father’s. Bought new in the 1970’s, he rode it for under a year, had a wreck that hurt him but apparently not the...
08-20-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,580
Posted By tiger1964

A little black paint and perhaps no one would...

A little black paint and perhaps no one would notice the switch. ;)
07-02-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By tiger1964

GLWTS Nice looking derailleur -- was the...

GLWTS

Nice looking derailleur -- was the previous model called the Failure?
07-01-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 705
Posted By tiger1964

I need to bookmark a few of these sources....

I need to bookmark a few of these sources. :thumb: Useful thread!

Presumably, Schweinfurt is no longer an option? :eek:
07-01-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 688
Posted By tiger1964

That's more charitable the the description I was...

That's more charitable the the description I was thinking...:wtf:
06-27-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 774
Posted By tiger1964

I love anything made of aluminum. But what we...

I love anything made of aluminum. But what we really need is lighter water.
06-25-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 826
Posted By tiger1964

That's good enough for me. Thanks! :thumb: ...

That's good enough for me. Thanks! :thumb:

Shipping was $10 for the pair, not too bad. The tires I am riding on should last long enough for arrival.:backpedal:

And I presume this will help out...
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