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09-27-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 554
Posted By noobinsf

I think for those of us who consider it a hobby,...

I think for those of us who consider it a hobby, it's pretty difficult to tease out all of the different line items that would lead to a thorough reckoning of the money we've, ahem, "invested" in a...
09-24-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By noobinsf

Great price for these... Someone jump on them --...

Great price for these... Someone jump on them -- I would, but I have more pairs than bikes right now.
09-24-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By noobinsf

Looks a lot like this Kalloy, so probably nothing...

Looks a lot like this Kalloy, so probably nothing special?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003IR73NY?tag=b0055n8hc0-20

Are there any markings on the inserted part of the quill?
09-24-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 476
Posted By noobinsf

I found a 21.1 threadless adapter for my Univega...

I found a 21.1 threadless adapter for my Univega and am in the process of building it up using VO’s 17-degree stem. I’m not so concerned about looks as much as function, and it seems to solve my...
09-23-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 501
Posted By noobinsf

Whoever did your powder coat did a great job...

Whoever did your powder coat did a great job preserving the lug detail. If they're not listed on this thread, please add, because I'd love to know who did it:...
09-22-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By noobinsf

Thanks, will PM!

Thanks, will PM!
09-22-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By noobinsf

Well, they're really looking for a complete bike...

Well, they're really looking for a complete bike because their son is not a tinkerer, and I'm not in a position to help them by working on it myself, unfortunately, because of location. We're...
09-22-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By noobinsf

WTB near UCLA -- tall campus bike

My friends here in the Bay Area have a son at UCLA, and they are looking for a bike for him, ideally available in LA. They're looking for something that won't be a theft magnet, but it should be...
09-22-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By noobinsf

Stock would have been the Shimano FC-6206 (aka...

Stock would have been the Shimano FC-6206 (aka N600), and this shows the spindle length as 121.5mm:
...
09-21-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By noobinsf

I have a 1983 Mercian with front recessed, rear...

I have a 1983 Mercian with front recessed, rear nutted, and I just got a few spares to make a mix/match set of Cyclone single pivots or Tektro dual pivots, depending on whether I go with a modern-ish...
09-21-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 996
Posted By noobinsf

Okay, back on topic -- I'm pretty sure late-70's...

Okay, back on topic -- I'm pretty sure late-70's or early-80's Miki-built items like the Centurion Professional used this tubing, but I can't really back that up. I remember a thread where an 019...
09-17-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By noobinsf

Is it possible to have both, and you ride the...

Is it possible to have both, and you ride the Puch while you get the Ciocc to where you want it and eventually sell the Puch? Short answer is that, if comparing apples to apples, the Ciocc is a...
09-17-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By noobinsf

If you want to milk it for as much as possible,...

If you want to milk it for as much as possible, you'll need to spend some time cleaning the parts and frame and be willing to ship individual parts, maybe sell the 600 stuff as a shiny group. A...
09-15-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,508
Posted By noobinsf

I like the idea of the seasoned professional with...

I like the idea of the seasoned professional with a set of oral tradition rules and quirky tools going from photo shoot to photo shoot in the early 80's catalog heyday. "Fix the pedals like so, hide...
09-14-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By noobinsf

I guess it’s not been asked yet — what kind of...

I guess it’s not been asked yet — what kind of bike is it?
09-14-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By noobinsf

Unless you’re dealing with outdated standards...

Unless you’re dealing with outdated standards like French or BMX steerers/head tubes, you can chalk it up to manufacturing tolerances. Do grease the section of the stem adapter that was inserted into...
09-14-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By noobinsf

I love seeing that Blackburn ad — it pummels the...

I love seeing that Blackburn ad — it pummels the metaphor, but what a time capsule.
09-12-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,306
Posted By noobinsf

After a couple of rounds of wet sanding and...

After a couple of rounds of wet sanding and further color coats, here is where it stands. I’d probably call this paint job a 2-3 out of 10, but I think I might be allergic to the paint, so the...
09-10-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4,275
Views: 417,382
Posted By noobinsf

Thanks again for checking. Luckily, I saw a pic...

Thanks again for checking. Luckily, I saw a pic of a caliper that got me thinking, and then I checked an old single pivot caliper that came with an old frame. Score one more for buying random spares...
09-10-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4,275
Views: 417,382
Posted By noobinsf

Here are updated pics of the Dia Compe cantilever...

Here are updated pics of the Dia Compe cantilever washer I’m seeking. Thanks again for checking!

...
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By noobinsf

That Univega is really nice, and you would avoid...

That Univega is really nice, and you would avoid the specter of the Miyata's internal top tube cable routing, a known issue that can lead to a crack. In case the OP does not know -- that Univega was...
09-09-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By noobinsf

It could be dropout alignment, but the first...

It could be dropout alignment, but the first thing I would try is to slightly let out the limit screw a 1/4 turn at a time to see if it just needs to swing out a teensy bit more.
09-09-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By noobinsf

I didn't know about that one -- the Lobo is...

I didn't know about that one -- the Lobo is pretty neato. I know you already know this, but for the benefit of the OP -- one can replicate the Lobo's set up with an old 110/74 triple and just use the...
09-09-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By noobinsf

I don't think this is entirely correct... What I...

I don't think this is entirely correct... What I see is that the Defiant can be found as a 50/34 double, which has the 110mm BCD, and also as a 46/30 double, which has the 94mm BCD. Is there a...
09-09-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,973
Posted By noobinsf

Well, if'n you guys make it over to the East Bay...

Well, if'n you guys make it over to the East Bay hills for some reason, I'll pour you a cup of coffee on my front porch and fill your water bottles. This looks like a blast -- safe travels!
09-09-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4,275
Views: 417,382
Posted By noobinsf

Thanks! I will measure later today and post a...

Thanks! I will measure later today and post a better pic.
09-08-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4,275
Views: 417,382
Posted By noobinsf

Any chance anyone has an extra serrated washer...

Any chance anyone has an extra serrated washer for a Dia Compe 960 canti brake? (Pictured below.)

I bought the brakeset knowing there were three and was only intending to use the cable hangers,...
09-08-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By noobinsf

Since so many of these cassettes are pinned...

Since so many of these cassettes are pinned together these days, does anyone remove the pins to allow for more customization?
09-07-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By noobinsf

Yeah, 82-ish is what I thought, too. The earlier...

Yeah, 82-ish is what I thought, too. The earlier ones like this one used Tange Champion instead of the Miyata proprietary tubing, and they also had caliper brakes instead of cantilever. Wow, what a...
09-07-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By noobinsf

If it fits, keep it -- it'll be hard to find a...

If it fits, keep it -- it'll be hard to find a better touring frame. If it's a close fit, try it before making a decision. If it's way off, sell the frame and get something else good.
09-07-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By noobinsf

Amazing find! The bar end shifters alone are...

Amazing find! The bar end shifters alone are worth that. Univegas are great bikes!
09-06-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By noobinsf

Not mine, but I saw these today. Maybe seller...

Not mine, but I saw these today. Maybe seller will ship?

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bop/d/san-ramon-mafac-competion-brakes/7376647747.html
09-06-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By noobinsf

Thanks for the heads up — I think that 30% sale...

Thanks for the heads up — I think that 30% sale runs through today, so I pulled the trigger. I don’t really need new shoes right now, but one of those things you “overhear in vintage bike circles” is...
09-06-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By noobinsf

This seems more like a “why not” than a “why.” I...

This seems more like a “why not” than a “why.” I approve!
09-05-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By noobinsf

https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site/suntour_v_lux...

https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site/suntour_v_luxe_derailleur_2902.html
09-05-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By noobinsf

Check the co-op or Craigslist — 27” sets are...

Check the co-op or Craigslist — 27” sets are abundant, nobody wants them.
09-05-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By noobinsf

Aren’t there plenty of derailleurs that don’t...

Aren’t there plenty of derailleurs that don’t even have a b-stop? You could probably manage that position with chain tension. Otherwise, as suggested above, there is no reason you can’t swap the cage...
09-04-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,057
Posted By noobinsf

If the main objective is to have a bell and avoid...

If the main objective is to have a bell and avoid dying, then I have had very good luck with this cheap Zefal bell. I love these — very small, very loud, pretty chime. If you’re after a brass bell,...
09-03-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4,522
Views: 460,138
Posted By noobinsf

What are those handsome brakes?

What are those handsome brakes?
09-03-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By noobinsf

Some of that is bound to be clearcoat that can be...

Some of that is bound to be clearcoat that can be scraped off. Looks like it’s in perfectly serviceable shape.
09-03-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4,522
Views: 460,138
Posted By noobinsf

Looks promising that this swap will work....

Looks promising that this swap will work. Luckily, I had a store of brass nipples, because these original ones look to be aluminum, and they’re disintegrating.

...
09-03-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,109
Posted By noobinsf

Glad I starter padding my parts bin a while ago!

Glad I starter padding my parts bin a while ago!
09-03-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By noobinsf

The Origin8 Classique stem is sold as a 22.2mm...

The Origin8 Classique stem is sold as a 22.2mm quill, but in my experience with two bikes that have French 22.0mm steerer tubes, the stem fits without modification. I’ve heard this can also be true...
09-02-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,163
Posted By noobinsf

Here is a sticky with the rules. Cool bikes! ...

Here is a sticky with the rules. Cool bikes!

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/319235-selling-bike-components-read-first.html
09-01-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By noobinsf

For a while, I was running a Microshift 9/10...

For a while, I was running a Microshift 9/10 speed rear mech with an 8s chain and a 7s freewheel, and it worked fine to index back there. I'd think it's worth trying an 8s chain before trying...
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By noobinsf

Pic assist (hope this works...) ...

Pic assist (hope this works...)

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/80-univega_gran_premio_driveside_01_862c916079a924fea168fcb8123cd08389c596c2.jpeg
08-31-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4,522
Views: 460,138
Posted By noobinsf

Would love to see closer pics of the Traut!

Would love to see closer pics of the Traut!
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By noobinsf

Short answer is that it must be a very good bike...

Short answer is that it must be a very good bike — those are high level Suntour derailleurs and the topline crank of that era, and Ishiwata 022 is an excellent steel frame, the kind of coveted steel...
Replies: 21
Views: 992
Posted By noobinsf

I had a rustbucket Eisentraut bead blasted here...

I had a rustbucket Eisentraut bead blasted here in Oakland for about $40 at Myers Sandblasting. In my view, it was well worth it to save myself the mess and bother of stripping the paint and rust. I...
08-31-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By noobinsf

Oh, I think this has what I need... PM incoming

Oh, I think this has what I need... PM incoming
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