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11-28-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,049
Posted By cudak888

That's what you have to do to keep most...

That's what you have to do to keep most "cruisers" moving. Pedal and swim.

-Kurt
11-27-22, 11:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,544
Posted By cudak888

It might show up a bit poorly due to the phone's...

It might show up a bit poorly due to the phone's post-processing of the image, but look at the serrated press-fit nut (the one on the bottom of the stem), then look down the center of the stem where...
11-27-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 814
Posted By cudak888

Can we get a Post 9 and 3/4? -Kurt

Can we get a Post 9 and 3/4?

-Kurt
11-27-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By cudak888

And the performance out of this prize package? ...

And the performance out of this prize package?

Acceptable, but not earth shattering - and I dare say the pads are helping, as I don't think this would stop at all with a pair of period brake...
11-27-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By cudak888

The Altenburger Synchron Bushing Experiment

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Some time ago, I came across a fascinating 2011 discussion with...
11-26-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,079
Posted By cudak888

Perfection. -Kurt

Perfection.

-Kurt
11-26-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By cudak888

I've had some forks with traditional...

I've had some forks with traditional blade-bent-back damage which have had a bit of paint damage. Any cracking or paint loss has to be judged on the type of paint and its durability more than...
11-26-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,079
Posted By cudak888

They could have pissed off two legends and called...

They could have pissed off two legends and called it a Merzkx.

-Kurt
11-26-22, 12:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,079
Posted By cudak888

Forks can be replaced, but frames have to be...

Forks can be replaced, but frames have to be right the first time.

Case in point, this is one of Mike Terraferma's personal frames. The frame is done and over, but that hasn't stopped Mike from...
11-25-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,079
Posted By cudak888

It's a nicely sorted out build - though the...

It's a nicely sorted out build - though the by-the-numbers Merckx ripoff suggests a certain lack of imagination.

As much as I want to say nice things about it, the lack of lugs just doesn't cut it...
11-25-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 363
Posted By cudak888

Or the lack of the serial plate brazed on the...

Or the lack of the serial plate brazed on the left side of the seattube.

Wonder if the OP has a shot of the headtube. Would like to see how the Allegro badge is fitted.

-Kurt
11-25-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 363
Posted By cudak888

What's the BB threading? Is there anything...

What's the BB threading?

Is there anything to indicate that the sleeve in the seattube isn't the remains of a stuck post that's been opened up just enough to accommodate a 25.0 post?

-Kurt
11-25-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,049
Posted By cudak888

Can you possibly imagine what is going to happen...

Can you possibly imagine what is going to happen to you, your frame, outlook, way of life, and everything, when they learn that you have obstructed a telephone call to the Schwinne Bikle Company? Can...
11-24-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,318
Posted By cudak888

Vertically stiff, yet laterally stiffer? ...

Vertically stiff, yet laterally stiffer?

Sorry, couldn't resist.

-Kurt
11-24-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,511
Posted By cudak888

No idea. Some of the bikes hanging up are repairs...

No idea. Some of the bikes hanging up are repairs waiting in line. Pretty sure Willie re-uses those service tags at times too, so "SALE" at the bottom may not necessarily refer to that bike, but...
11-24-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,511
Posted By cudak888

Much to my surprise, the fenders that were lost...

Much to my surprise, the fenders that were lost by LaPoste for a month managed to show up yesterday. (And, of course, it looks as if it'll take a month for eBay to figure out how to re-bill this,...
11-22-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,736
Posted By cudak888

That only applies to higher end road stuff. C&V...

That only applies to higher end road stuff. C&V equipment - whether road, commuter, or casual - for the most part relies on a parts list that is pretty standardized amongst more everyday bikes. Even...
11-22-22, 12:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 596
Posted By cudak888

It's always in good shape when the seatpost and...

It's always in good shape when the seatpost and stem aren't stuck - the classic definition of "put away wet" in my book ;)

That thing would have had a pound of extra rust on the bare bits by now...
11-21-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,049
Posted By cudak888

*Alonzo Hawk yelling intensifies.* -Kurt

*Alonzo Hawk yelling intensifies.*

-Kurt
11-17-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,000
Posted By cudak888

With that countersunk pattern in the lugs and the...

With that countersunk pattern in the lugs and the location of the crack, what about the possibility of it being a novice framebuilder's custom frame? It would explain the crack; they may have cooked...
11-17-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By cudak888

Well explained - many of us won't flip a bike...

Well explained - many of us won't flip a bike without going top to bottom through it until it's perfect and ready for many more years of service. By definition, we have to invest a not insignificant...
11-16-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,268
Posted By cudak888

Fork chrome was a tad rough due to someone having...

Fork chrome was a tad rough due to someone having cleaned it improperly in the past, post-dated pinstriping, and about 1cm a bit larger than I like 'em.

I don't regret passing it on to someone...
11-16-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By cudak888

Borked Finances. -Kurt

Borked Finances.

-Kurt
11-16-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By cudak888

Devil's advocate: Not all of us can afford...

Devil's advocate:

Not all of us can afford to catch what we want without making a few dollars along the way with what we know, nor can one necessarily release without putting a fair amount of...
11-16-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,453
Posted By cudak888

Down. Yes you did. now kindly cable...

Down.



Yes you did. now kindly cable amount of 4,300 USD through Best Western Union front desk to room 420 in Nigeria my American friend thank you.

-Kurt
11-15-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,897
Posted By cudak888

All things considered, it's the best place for...

All things considered, it's the best place for it, though I'm curious if it's a screen-used backup bike to the hero bike or a replica. The original was a bit rough as I recall.



The trick is to...
11-15-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By cudak888

"With a name like that, it has to be filleted." ...

"With a name like that, it has to be filleted."
"The bike your King Sting wishes it was."

They even managed to make a unicrown fork look good. Now that's talent.

-Kurt
11-15-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,268
Posted By cudak888

:lol: Well, nothing can come close to...

:lol:



Well, nothing can come close to a tubular - even a lumpy Giro - but in my experience, those boutique Gommitalias came about as close as a clincher could possibly get.
...
11-15-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,452
Posted By cudak888

Also seeing this for the first time. I...

Also seeing this for the first time.

I immediately thought of the Nuovo Record pin peening tool he turned on his lathe for me in the first week of January 2012.
...
11-15-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By cudak888

That pretty much defines a Columbia. "How's...

That pretty much defines a Columbia.

"How's this?"
"That'll fit!"
"Sounds good!"

Applies to anything on it.

-Kurt
11-14-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,060
Posted By cudak888

No point in naming a city bicycle after a country...

No point in naming a city bicycle after a country that has no concept at all about how to integrate bicycles into cities.

-Kurt
11-14-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,453
Posted By cudak888

As you like it, I I take it. -Kurt

As you like it, I I take it.

-Kurt
11-14-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,453
Posted By cudak888

This entire thread is Much Ado About Nothing. ...

This entire thread is Much Ado About Nothing.

-Kurt
11-14-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,060
Posted By cudak888

It'd be quite a bit of fun to pantograph an...

It'd be quite a bit of fun to pantograph an entire set of the bits BFisher mentioned above and throw them on an actual Colnago city bicycle.

-Kurt
11-14-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,897
Posted By cudak888

It's a relief to know that's a museum and not a...

It's a relief to know that's a museum and not a private collection.

Though it does bring up the question: Were they the ones who spent just north of $14k for the Big Adventure bike when it was on...
11-13-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,897
Posted By cudak888

It never fails - whenever photos like that show...

It never fails - whenever photos like that show up, they've always been captured with a potato for a camera.

That's also an unhealthy collection of Ashtabula forks. There's a difference between...
11-13-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,453
Posted By cudak888

Nope, I don't have to stoop to his level. ...

Nope, I don't have to stoop to his level.

-Kurt
11-13-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By cudak888

Slightly Marinated Moulton

I should have been out buying packing materials for the Marinated Marinoni today, but I had to make an unscheduled dash out the door this afternoon to make sure I didn't miss out on some other...
11-13-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14,956
Views: 3,647,714
Posted By cudak888

The Moultons have quite a history - more than I...

The Moultons have quite a history - more than I can summarize. The Wiki article doesn't do a bad job of it: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moulton_Bicycle

-Kurt
11-13-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14,956
Views: 3,647,714
Posted By cudak888

Fresh catch. clubman, take a look - finally got...

Fresh catch. clubman, take a look - finally got one.

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11-13-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,946
Posted By cudak888

Wouldn't you be better off hammering a Colnago...

Wouldn't you be better off hammering a Colnago with Gilco tubing instead? I'll loan you my biggest sledgehammer. :lol:

-Kurt
11-12-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,468
Posted By cudak888

I hemmed and hawed about what to do about the...

I hemmed and hawed about what to do about the tube warpage. I haven't really wanted to mess with doing any refinishing on this one, but there's no way out of it.

While having the downtube of the...
11-12-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,132
Posted By cudak888

Beautiful work re-doing it and exceptionally...

Beautiful work re-doing it and exceptionally generous too.

May the good karma find its way back to you as well :thumb:

-Kurt
11-12-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,544
Posted By cudak888

Mike and I cleaned the downtube up a bit more and...

Mike and I cleaned the downtube up a bit more and ultimately realized the pitting wasn't really all that bad; definitely not significant enough to put silver everywhere. There's a point where...
11-12-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,060
Posted By cudak888

If I have Cinema4D pushing out a 15-minute-long...

If I have Cinema4D pushing out a 15-minute-long 3D render, it makes it possible to fart around on a spare computer for that period of time.

Hell, I invested $2k of my own money into processors...
11-11-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,946
Posted By cudak888

This Bottecchia was supposed to get Lefol...

This Bottecchia was supposed to get Lefol hammered fenders, but a snafu of shipping and a lucky opportunity via nlerner meant it wound up with plebian Honjo Turtles.

I hope this meets with the...
11-11-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 931
Posted By cudak888

I'm posting progress updates about the downtube...

I'm posting progress updates about the downtube pit filling in the "Saturday's Haul" thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1254889-saturday-s-haul-k-story-3-speeds-rusted-531-a-2.html
...
11-11-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,060
Posted By cudak888

Don't let the 'shop fool you, my friend. ...

Don't let the 'shop fool you, my friend.

-Kurt
11-11-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,060
Posted By cudak888

you ask too many questions bent fork ...

you ask too many questions

bent fork

$2500

:lol:
11-11-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,453
Posted By cudak888

Patience with judgement calls over stem shifters....

Patience with judgement calls over stem shifters.
Patience with personal pet peeves.
Patience with the criticism of others' handlebar adjustments.
Patience with the claim that bikes with fenders...
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