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11-25-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By unworthy1

forgot about this product, thanks for reminding...

forgot about this product, thanks for reminding us!
If you are PC-ing then you definitely want a heat-resistant filler such as this, but if you are just painting then my go-to is epoxy putty and...
11-22-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 72,766
Views: 11,818,938
Posted By unworthy1

I want to give a "thumbs-up" for posting...

I want to give a "thumbs-up" for posting this...but a big general thumbs DOWN for the fact that this sale is happening because the Missing Link is shuttering forever!
:(
The landlord has raised...
11-21-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,127
Posted By unworthy1

following up: a big shout out of THANKS to...

following up: a big shout out of THANKS to SwimmerMike for gifting me this fine example of Acer-Mex craftsmanship from the 1970s (exact date TBD)!
I got treated to seeing his "fleet" on bicycles,...
11-20-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By unworthy1

the Chorus calipers are clearly "monoplanar" with...

the Chorus calipers are clearly "monoplanar" with the distinctive "box joint" feature; The Athenas have a "conventional joint" between the 2 arms of the caliper
11-18-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,000
Posted By unworthy1

There were a couple West Coast custom builders...

There were a couple West Coast custom builders who used the drilling of holes in similar fashion to these headlugs ( I recall that early Bruce Gordons sometimes had them, see a couple examples below)...
11-15-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,452
Posted By unworthy1

I also missed this bad news when it was news and...

I also missed this bad news when it was news and just caught up in the last few days!
So devastating! Scott was a true inspirational craftsman with boundless generosity.
He will be greatly missed!
11-14-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,127
Posted By unworthy1

Yes and no: I did call "dibs" on this and I will...

Yes and no: I did call "dibs" on this and I will follow through, BUT if someone else comes along and has a legit interest and Mike wants to work with him/her I will stand down and let it go to...
11-14-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 72,766
Views: 11,818,938
Posted By unworthy1

Oh c'mon! It's smack dab in the middle of peach...

Oh c'mon!
It's smack dab in the middle of peach picking country, and this Mercier looks like a peach just ripe for some picker (sorry, I couldn't stop myself)
11-10-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By unworthy1

the taper of the flats of this spindle (UNLESS...

the taper of the flats of this spindle (UNLESS it's a NJS Sugino, intended for track use) will be JIS and your Stronglight cranks most likely ISO.
So, somewhat depends on how close the "118" length...
11-08-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 895
Posted By unworthy1

just plain bizarre! I'm impressed with the...

just plain bizarre!
I'm impressed with the "2-layer powder coat" if as described, that looks more like wet paint than most PC jobs!
11-06-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 931
Posted By unworthy1

a nice long soak in oxalic acid and this will...

a nice long soak in oxalic acid and this will turn out "totally worth $75"!
But not to me cause it's too short.
:(
But GLWS!
11-06-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By unworthy1

shame that a frame with such nice lugwork (yes...

shame that a frame with such nice lugwork (yes that's a matter of personal taste but certainly represents a lot of original workmanship) was given such a rushed restro!
Maybe too much to expect but...
10-23-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,435
Posted By unworthy1

some of his touches are reminiscent (to me) of...

some of his touches are reminiscent (to me) of Guiseppe Pela's work, which I think is high praise. I wonder if they ever crossed paths?
10-22-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,163
Posted By unworthy1

touch-up on that DO looks "janky but right"! ...

touch-up on that DO looks "janky but right"!
One more trivia point: the fact of this frame being so tall, plus the 27.0 seatpost, points to it probably being Columbus SP tubing, or a mixed set with...
10-22-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 72,766
Views: 11,818,938
Posted By unworthy1

Wow another one from a celebrated (and yet little...

Wow another one from a celebrated (and yet little known) Santa Barbara custom builder (see Chris Pauley in previous post).
And yet again the seller misspells the builder's name (Celmins not...
10-21-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 72,766
Views: 11,818,938
Posted By unworthy1

It's spelled Pauley, and he was one of the MASTER...

It's spelled Pauley, and he was one of the MASTER builders in the Ventura to Santa Ynez coastal area (where there were several!) Since he's deceased there won't be any more Pauleys made...RIP Chris...
10-20-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 72,766
Views: 11,818,938
Posted By unworthy1

Not sure what is meant by "..replaced Death...

Not sure what is meant by "..replaced Death Fork", but this sure appears to be an original Viscount cast aluminum fork. Perhaps a later version that had a steel "pin" but sure is not a steel (Yamaha...
10-20-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By unworthy1

links to a UK site with Vitus video and More

I lifted these links from a poster who shared them in the CR List ( I get the "digest version" so full disclaimer: the contents of that list are copyrighted by the CR Master, Dale Brown) but since...
10-17-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By unworthy1

the Passage is a cheaper (and shorter stack...

the Passage is a cheaper (and shorter stack height) model than the go-to Levin or CDS, and there's a reason: races are not as well-finished or hardened as the others, so will wear quicker.
But I am...
10-16-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,350
Posted By unworthy1

so now we have back stories of the "other...

so now we have back stories of the "other Bianchi" to go with the "other DeRosa"...we live and learn!
I don't think "Maasi" can be included as the "other Masi", tho.
10-15-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,163
Posted By unworthy1

that brand was Kinesis, who made a lot of ALU...

that brand was Kinesis, who made a lot of ALU alloy forks that appeared on several brands. I was never a fan...
10-15-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 72,766
Views: 11,818,938
Posted By unworthy1

Yeah I was at least one who repeated that...

Yeah I was at least one who repeated that hearsay, but the story did not originate with me.
Here's a link to one blue-painted frame that the shop who sold it claim to be Aelle, and that they believe...
10-05-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,229
Posted By unworthy1

Whoa, I got all excited cause I was looking at my...

Whoa, I got all excited cause I was looking at my hubs today for something Bianchigirll was after and remembered seeing two with the gold foil SUPERBE label...
but no dice:
They are both rears (one...
10-05-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By unworthy1

So far: zip-zilch-nada. I don't find anything...

So far: zip-zilch-nada.
I don't find anything that matches your needs. Maybe something will crop up later but don't hold your breath.
10-05-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 72,766
Views: 11,818,938
Posted By unworthy1

Many were made by BMZ (Biemmezeta) so if this one...

Many were made by BMZ (Biemmezeta) so if this one is it may have those letters stamped on the BB shell. I also think it's a fair price: not a crashing hot price but worth the $$ if it's your size and...
09-18-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 72,766
Views: 11,818,938
Posted By unworthy1

And excuse me a hi-jack BUT if somebody just has...

And excuse me a hi-jack BUT if somebody just has to have some I have a pair that I never used and probably never will, so happy to pass them along for cost of shipping. As bianchigirll notes they are...
09-17-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 884
Posted By unworthy1

Fair warning: brace yourselves for the horror of...

Fair warning: brace yourselves for the horror of a badly mis-treated Ciocc frameset. I did not do this, I bought it so as to save it!
But some ref for what the early details and graphics look like:...
09-17-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 884
Posted By unworthy1

I know it's become accepted practice to call...

I know it's become accepted practice to call frames with that decal on the front of TT "Designer '84" or the previous version decal "Designer '80" but I don't think it was ever the actual model name...
09-17-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 884
Posted By unworthy1

Let's see if i can find an old pic of mine, not...

Let's see if i can find an old pic of mine, not "burgundy" but a deep red metallic, paint by Mr. Ed Litton, and he had these decals on hand. Original color was a plain-jane red.
...
09-17-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 884
Posted By unworthy1

hmmm, does the OP know what size steerer he...

hmmm, does the OP know what size steerer he needs?
I MIGHT have such a fork but if I do (and decide to sell it) yes it will be pricey!
I know what I spent on these!
:twitchy:
09-16-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 884
Posted By unworthy1

i own an"early 1990s" CIOCC that has many similar...

i own an"early 1990s" CIOCC that has many similar details and thse were NOT made by Cinelli or any builder that Cinelli employed (AFAIK).
The Cinelli Spoiler BB shell and the seat cluster are exact...
09-16-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 209,046
Posted By unworthy1

as a shout-out of thanks: delicious gave me a box...

as a shout-out of thanks: delicious gave me a box of spare parts and a few tires (local PU in Berkeley) so want to thank him publicly and note how generous he is!
Thanks!
There's a good chance I...
09-12-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 72,766
Views: 11,818,938
Posted By unworthy1

"...has morphed into this fun little coffee...

"...has morphed into this fun little coffee go-getter."
damn, got too close to the nuclear power station and...morphed!
Don't you just hate when that happens? ;)
Luckily the reactor accident did...
09-11-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By unworthy1

don't think so, there are clamp-ons cable...

don't think so, there are clamp-ons cable 'guides' from several brands (the most common being chrome-plated steel Sun Tour bands and used for bikes with stem shifters or barcons) but nothing made by...
09-11-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 37,856
Posted By unworthy1

allow me an "old guy reminiscence" moment: way...

allow me an "old guy reminiscence" moment: way back in late 1990s time I worked for a small ad agency in a neighborhood (China Basin in SF) that has undergone enormous changes since then.

On lunch...
09-10-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,017
Posted By unworthy1

I also go thru so many cables I cannot stomach...

I also go thru so many cables I cannot stomach the prices that LBS have to charge but I understand that they HAVE overhead, etc. so the price is legit, just too high for me.

So I buy from online...
09-09-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,114
Posted By unworthy1

I'm putting too fine a point on this but speaking...

I'm putting too fine a point on this but speaking of brushes and cleaning them: I have used (and tossed) plenty of cheap foam "brushes" but when used with some solvent-based finishes the foam can...
09-07-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,114
Posted By unworthy1

since I have used it a lot over many years, but...

since I have used it a lot over many years, but primarily for wood (furniture) finishing, allow me to share some shellac tips and trivia.

I prefer to make my own "cuts" which is just lingo for the...
09-06-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By unworthy1

DIY chain stay protectors ALU foil tape, a step-by-step

Some folks expressed interest when I mentioned that I stooped to making my own "homebrew" substitute chain stay protecteors, to fill the void left since nobody sells the Classic/Vintage thick...
09-06-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 763
Posted By unworthy1

yes it did, cause mine has that and is otherwise...

yes it did, cause mine has that and is otherwise identical, I believe this was a "tourist" tool you could pack along, but it's sturdy enough for shop use (by non-gorillas).
When I get around to it...
09-04-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By unworthy1

that looks like it could be a modified Cinelli...

that looks like it could be a modified Cinelli SCM BB shell, but hard to be certain with just one photo and weird shadows (or is it dirt?)
If it's what I think then the panel that ordinarily had...
09-02-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 653
Posted By unworthy1

to follow up: for those interested in my...

to follow up: for those interested in my "homebrew" aluminum tape chainstay guards, I have started making a couple and recording the process (taking pix).

I will also snap pix of any examples I...
08-31-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 653
Posted By unworthy1

Okay, I will oblige. Might take a few days...

Okay, I will oblige.
Might take a few days cause I'm slow on the shutter, but these are not any earth shakers: they look like all the early stainless steel stick-on protectors except maybe a little...
08-24-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By unworthy1

^ true but this OP will need to borrow a bunch of...

^ true but this OP will need to borrow a bunch of other tools (I bet) plus benefit from some experienced guidance.

I wouldn't call tapping the Simplex DO to accept the VX (or dozens of other RDs)...
08-24-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 984
Posted By unworthy1

still don't see any crown that is an exact match,...

still don't see any crown that is an exact match, but there are several Ekla models that all share the same "milled slot" in the front face.
So based on that I'm betting this is an Ekla product,...
08-24-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,980
Posted By unworthy1

My trip down memory lane: My maternal...

My trip down memory lane:
My maternal grandfather was a cook in SF most of his adult life (immigrated from Greece) but at one point he partnered with an Irish couple from the neighborhood and they...
08-23-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,980
Posted By unworthy1

Tricky that is JUST what I was trying to find! ...

Tricky that is JUST what I was trying to find!
Hard to believe they use a "Teflon" tube but I will give theirs a try, maybe it's a bit softer than the stuff I bought (5 feet of, which was the...
08-23-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 72,766
Views: 11,818,938
Posted By unworthy1

Which is why this is now being sold in Bend! ...

Which is why this is now being sold in Bend!
Where? Just follow the sound of the drum circle, you'll find it!
Dude.

Funny that this approximate phrase was also on nearly every Apple product for...
08-23-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,980
Posted By unworthy1

time for a hijack, but it's timely: I usually...

time for a hijack, but it's timely: I usually don't go in for complicated espresso machinery (have a huge collection of stovetop Moka type pots of all shapes and sizes) but a friend gifted me a Saeco...
08-22-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 984
Posted By unworthy1

hmmm. the stamps on bottom of forkcrown don't...

hmmm. the stamps on bottom of forkcrown don't speak to me, but noting what looks like little nibs/teeth on the inner socket edges (may ring a bell with someone) and a pretty heavy gauge steerer!
If...
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