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07-24-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 566
Posted By unworthy1

Beautiful job, stunning results! Congrats and...

Beautiful job, stunning results! Congrats and thanks for sharing!
My only tech comment it that Vaseline is basically jellied mineral oil so what long-term effect does mineral oil have on Delrin? I...
07-24-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 390,796
Posted By unworthy1

Yep, one clip in the mail from me. Hope it does...

Yep, one clip in the mail from me. Hope it does the trick.
07-23-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 390,796
Posted By unworthy1

I can send you one in "GOOD" condition for free,...

I can send you one in "GOOD" condition for free, maybe reimburse me for the stamps if anything. It just has a little light surface rust that might just "buff right off", it has no machine screw/nut...
07-22-21, 07:21 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

Has the "death fork" but unsure which iteration...

Has the "death fork" but unsure which iteration (pinned or not)
07-21-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 773
Posted By unworthy1

also Gipiemme (GPM) FWIW I don't think the...

also Gipiemme (GPM)
FWIW I don't think the serrations actually do much especially after they have worn the inner surface of the seat lug ears and/or been worn too smooth to "bite", so I have no...
07-21-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,556
Posted By unworthy1

this thread kills me cause there's a Rascal I...

this thread kills me cause there's a Rascal I walk past in my 'hood that was U-locked around the top tube, still has the one-piece stem and bars, but bike thief trashed the TT trying to pry off the...
07-20-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By unworthy1

Same here: no immediate need but I sure would...

Same here: no immediate need but I sure would like to be able to buy some when I do have a need!
07-18-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By unworthy1

as noted they (both HS and stems) are not that...

as noted they (both HS and stems) are not that easy to find, especially in sliver. I have found and used Cane Creek 1" threadless, (as well as the "original Aheadset" brand which I believe also is...
07-18-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By unworthy1

Mercier returns to France, perhaps

A topic and news clip from the CR list: does not seem to be a done deal just yet, may not become a trend, but....interesting and maybe hopeful development.
A C&V brand but the products will be very...
07-17-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By unworthy1

Since I can't restrain myself: the color namers...

Since I can't restrain myself: the color namers at BMW went to the other side of England for inspiration, they call the lighter gray "Bristol", but for a darker gray they picked "Derby" (which over...
07-16-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By unworthy1

Interesting! Was the contractor for DB also...

Interesting! Was the contractor for DB also building Univegas in the same timeframe?

I'll cut to the BMW red color answers (it was a pointless hi-jacking since only jetboy knows what color his...
07-15-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By unworthy1

OK now I have a thread hijack contest based on...

OK now I have a thread hijack contest based on this being a Bimmer 02 hood from '75:
Name that Color (Name)!

BMWs from this era all had stock paint colors named for things/places that the paint...
07-15-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By unworthy1

It has to be a Univega and the "Lawee Design"...

It has to be a Univega and the "Lawee Design" decal was something I saw later than when the under-chainstay rear brake was in fashion, plus odd touch for the spare spoke holders on what seems to be a...
07-15-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 390,796
Posted By unworthy1

I have a front-only SunTour Superbe High flange...

I have a front-only SunTour Superbe High flange 36-hole hub, built once but spins like buttah!
Also has solid axle and track nuts (if you need QR you'd have to replace the axle)
I assume to be made...
07-12-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By unworthy1

I immediately thought: "is somebody 3D-printing...

I immediately thought: "is somebody 3D-printing these"? With the metal-infused stuff that's supposed to be on the market for the really high-end 3D machines, but would not be surprised if that...
07-11-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By unworthy1

I think it's a design flaw and the cast steel...

I think it's a design flaw and the cast steel part (as choice of mfg.) only compounds that.
I have a complete 1R stem if you want to buy the big enchilada and cannibalize as you wish, PM me.
It's...
07-11-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 390,796
Posted By unworthy1

Sure, that solves the diameter no-go but my point...

Sure, that solves the diameter no-go but my point is that the clamp widths will not swap between the 'road lever bodies' (clamps are approx 15mm) and the 'upright lever bodies' clamps are approx....
07-10-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 390,796
Posted By unworthy1

I have seen those clamp bands (either Weinmann or...

I have seen those clamp bands (either Weinmann or Dia Compe) stamped "22".but not "22.2", do they come in that size?

The wider clamp bands (used on road lever bodies) seem to come in the next...
07-10-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 656
Posted By unworthy1

So thanks to Juvela for sleuthing these frame...

So thanks to Juvela for sleuthing these frame parts, we may have Nervex 15/158 lugs and brakebridge but Agrati stamped dropouts: which country of origin would that point to?
Couple more questions:...
07-08-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 62,918
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Posted By unworthy1

Yeah^ but the $40 Stella/Arctic Cat Columbus...

Yeah^ but the $40 Stella/Arctic Cat Columbus tre-tubi frame is not so bad, either!
and I was thrown off by the pic but that's not just a frameset, it's a complete bike (mas o menos)
07-08-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 390,796
Posted By unworthy1

are you set on 47t only, or could you stand a...

are you set on 47t only, or could you stand a larger more common size (52t for example)?
07-08-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By unworthy1

We'd need some better pix of the frame details,...

We'd need some better pix of the frame details, and not of the components. At a glance (and since you are in Ukraine) I think this is one of the mid-range models in the Concorde range hardly ever...
07-08-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 656
Posted By unworthy1

They do, but not so much the brake bridge (which...

They do, but not so much the brake bridge (which is distinctive but of what brand I don't know). The nubs/points on the stamped dropouts will also be a clue for somebody who has seen such a thing...
07-07-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14,382
Views: 3,223,548
Posted By unworthy1

^Which it IS^...just not the recycling they make...

^Which it IS^...just not the recycling they make any profit on. Still, if some of these dumps could get just a little more flexible with their rules they could probably haul in more money selling...
07-07-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14,382
Views: 3,223,548
Posted By unworthy1

Seems like that ^ should be looked at by a good...

Seems like that ^ should be looked at by a good frame builder to determine if it's really beyond repair. Shame to see a Steelman in the trash! Good on you for salvaging it!
07-07-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 390,796
Posted By unworthy1

There have been a few stem shifter posts so how...

There have been a few stem shifter posts so how about a pair of seldom seen Shimano "NEW" Stem Shifters with MadMan era levers in very fine condition. They are named right there on the bracket....
07-07-21, 09:43 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

To my eyes there's no way this is 55cm. But then...

To my eyes there's no way this is 55cm. But then the blue Paramount a few ticks above also looks a bit taller than 55 as well, but maybe only 1-2cm or so. So has "55" become the default in some CL ad...
07-06-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By unworthy1

Bumping this cause a potential sale to a C&Ver...

Bumping this cause a potential sale to a C&Ver fell through so this is still available and I still prefer to avoid the extra labor and expense of shipping BUT I was going to deliver this to SoCal (if...
07-02-21, 10:07 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

Is that an OEM Trek forkcrown? Looks much more...

Is that an OEM Trek forkcrown? Looks much more like a "fancy British" vintage fork to me. yet if the pix could be enlarged (I cannot do it) it seems like this may have Trek socketed forkends...so...
07-01-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 631
Posted By unworthy1

If you don't trust a shim you can do the Shade...

If you don't trust a shim you can do the Shade Tree Mechanic version of knurling with no special tool (other than a sharp punch and a hammer, plus some stable "anvil" to brace the cup on)....
07-01-21, 04:42 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

With that "willow leaf" stay cap it's possibly a...

With that "willow leaf" stay cap it's possibly a Bernard Carre, but worth checking out by anybody who's in that area. Nice saddle and other components. Too bad the seller thinks they are the only...
06-30-21, 06:28 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

I saw this guy's ad a month (or more) ago, pretty...

I saw this guy's ad a month (or more) ago, pretty nearly the same examples give or take, and contacted him for details and asking prices. It didn't go anywhere. The sizes vary a bit but never got any...
06-30-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 739
Posted By unworthy1

Don't know how the Rino rings will wear but they...

Don't know how the Rino rings will wear but they do earn some black/red style points! Too bad your Normandy Luxe hubs aren't the ones with red seals, you'd add a few more points (but the gold foil...
06-29-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,066
Posted By unworthy1

Maybe we need a thread just for newbies to post...

Maybe we need a thread just for newbies to post nonsense to reach that 10-post threshold...;)

No, wait! We need a whole subforum for this, and NO BRIFTERS (over 8-speed) can be mentioned! :)
06-28-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By unworthy1

And when will you ever find anything with "Van...

And when will you ever find anything with "Van Nuys" machined into the headset tooling if not this, and now? ;)
If I needed another (fun) project, and was not deterred by the too-long TT (too long...
06-27-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By unworthy1

Aside from the very apt advice to contact Jim...

Aside from the very apt advice to contact Jim Merz, if you DO opt to go with a production fork then you would want to find one with the correct clearance for your wide tires and the proper...
06-26-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,697
Posted By unworthy1

I think if Peter Johnson says it "has to be Tom"...

I think if Peter Johnson says it "has to be Tom" he's one to know! Glad to see that it finally went to you gravelinmygears after all that drama and uncertainty! I'm sure yours is a happy resting...
06-26-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 739
Posted By unworthy1

True, that does not track to any of the USA-spec...

True, that does not track to any of the USA-spec GRs I ever saw, and judging from what I can see of the headbadge and one of the seat tube decals it could be an earlier frame (like 1972-ish) which I...
06-25-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 739
Posted By unworthy1

I have a "same" Black/Red GR with same lugs and...

I have a "same" Black/Red GR with same lugs and round headbadge, but mine (which I thought of as either '74 or '75) has the "Full DB 531 throughout" decal, not a "3-mains only" decal.
So never...
06-25-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By unworthy1

IIRC the sisters (whichever of them are still in...

IIRC the sisters (whichever of them are still in daily business operation roles) have been known to reply to email enquiries and someone there has pretty good working English, too. So would not...
06-22-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By unworthy1

I have seen some removable core stems that have 2...

I have seen some removable core stems that have 2 "flats" near the end so you can easily unscrew the cores and re-install. Either with a little plastic tool (wingnut dealio) I hardly ever see or a...
06-22-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By unworthy1

Juvela sure may be onto something, and the stay...

Juvela sure may be onto something, and the stay joints being a clue pointing to Bottecchia is certainly one I'd never have noticed. Since this reportedly has an Italian BB shell he's in the right...
06-21-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 390,796
Posted By unworthy1

Pretty sure I have one of the Shimano units: PM...

Pretty sure I have one of the Shimano units: PM me. I also have one of the SunTour units (but you are NOT looking for that, or is it a second choice?) but the set I have has been "customized" with...
06-20-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By unworthy1

I had not seen that variation of Rudi's stamp...

I had not seen that variation of Rudi's stamp before: it's an ancient Greek motif of Taras (Taras was the son of Poseidon, god of the sea) who is usually shown as here, riding the back of a dolphin....
06-18-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 738
Posted By unworthy1

Looks to me you have that one on the race pointed...

Looks to me you have that one on the race pointed correctly with the "square raised ridge" toward the bearings. I have noticed a very slight difference between these seals on SOME Tange HS for...
06-15-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By unworthy1

I'm not a co-op but I do have a road fork with...

I'm not a co-op but I do have a road fork with canti bosses: what are your details: steerer length, canti spacing, 700C or 27", etc.? Got a price limit?
06-15-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 62,918
Views: 9,586,749
Posted By unworthy1

Something like that: Quattro Assi was the house...

Something like that: Quattro Assi was the house brand for Bill (William) Lewis in Texas. W.M. Lewis Imports also was the importer for Tommasini, Zullo, and a couple other brands.
My Google search...
06-14-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By unworthy1

Sending this to eBay. No longer FS in this...

Sending this to eBay. No longer FS in this subforum
06-14-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,648
Posted By unworthy1

Yeah, they are out there, I don't have anything...

Yeah, they are out there, I don't have anything in my "for sale" stable that small but have located several in the 48-49cm range for friends in the past, including a Bianchi and 531 Trek. Not sure...
06-14-21, 09:55 AM
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