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05-22-22, 05:49 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

I might have outed this a few weeks ago, but I...

I might have outed this a few weeks ago, but I was notified that the seller knocked $100 off the price. If I was looking, if consider this.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/165437034649

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05-22-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 824
Posted By smontanaro

And now for something completely different - frame graphics

(This isn't really C&V, but you're my peeps, and it is bike-related...)

I start a framebuilding class next week with Doug Fattic. After about three weeks of work, I should have a custom-made...
05-21-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By smontanaro

I think the Cyclone is their current production....

I think the Cyclone is their current production. IRD had a different model several years ago which had issues.
05-17-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7,612
Views: 823,048
Posted By smontanaro

A few things came while I was in Vermont, and I...

A few things came while I was in Vermont, and I dragged a bike home (my son's) to do a little work on it for him wider tires, lower gears):
...
05-13-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,694
Posted By smontanaro

We are out in Burlington VT, so I've been getting...

We are out in Burlington VT, so I've been getting in some hill work the past couple days. I brought my ItalVega (Ellen in the background taking her own scenic shots on the ferry ride):
...
05-04-22, 11:04 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Not terribly exciting to look at, but these cable...

Not terribly exciting to look at, but these cable stops came from Paragon a couple days ago:
...
05-04-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,863
Posted By smontanaro

This thread makes me more comfortable with my...

This thread makes me more comfortable with my dropout choice for my frame. I'm still waiting for them to arrive, but I got vertical dropouts in stainless steel. The bike will have fenders, and I like...
05-01-22, 07:06 AM
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Views: 11,138,820
Posted By smontanaro

So do I, but I bought it anyway. :) Thanks for...

So do I, but I bought it anyway. :) Thanks for outing it. Seller said "spring problem" so maybe it's just good for parts. Still seems reasonable.
04-30-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18,872
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Posted By smontanaro

Still getting (re?)acquainted with my beater...

Still getting (re?)acquainted with my beater Dawes. I had this Brooks B72 which I tried on it a couple years ago, didn't like it AT ALL, but returned to it recently. I'd put an Ideale 2002 on, hated...
04-27-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By smontanaro

Backyard Bike Shindig June 26 (Evanston IL)

In Spring 2019 I hosted a small vintage bike swap meet/get-together in my backyard. (I live in Evanston IL.) We kinda froze our tushies off, but had a good time just the same. For what should be...
04-24-22, 11:50 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

In my experience, Kool Stop normally puts their...

In my experience, Kool Stop normally puts their name on the back side where it will be hidden when installed in the holder. (I think their original reproduction pads for Campy Record brakes might...
04-23-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18,872
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Posted By smontanaro

Shakedown ride on my Dawes Galaxy. It hasn't been...

Shakedown ride on my Dawes Galaxy. It hasn't been roadworthy in a couple years. Moved the mismatched SKS fenders over from my Eisentraut (which will eventually get new fenders suiting its status in...
04-21-22, 02:08 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Just out and about on my Griffon, but it was nice...

Just out and about on my Griffon, but it was nice enough to sort of require sunscreen (first time this year). Japanese garden at Chicago Botanic Garden:
...
04-21-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21,062
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Posted By smontanaro

Yes, I got a "price drop" email from eBay a...

Yes, I got a "price drop" email from eBay a couple days later. The "discount" was something like $29,000. :D
04-21-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7,612
Views: 823,048
Posted By smontanaro

It's a small thing, but Kool Stop pads for the...

It's a small thing, but Kool Stop pads for the MAFAC Racers on my Dawes.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52020291538_630d55162f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nfRAjf)
04-21-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 68,976
Views: 11,138,820
Posted By smontanaro

John Howard on eBay with a good starting price: ...

John Howard on eBay with a good starting price:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224948374913

I'm not a Dave Moulton expert, but I suspect this might be from the period where he was building frames for...
04-13-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 68,976
Views: 11,138,820
Posted By smontanaro

This popped up on the Bigbike PSA thread on The...

This popped up on the Bigbike PSA thread on The Paceline. (I'm almost certain the wheels are just for display.)
...
04-11-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 974
Posted By smontanaro

I don't know for sure, but Mike Kone (Boulder...

I don't know for sure, but Mike Kone (Boulder Bike) is active on Classic Rendezvous and his business sells plenty of bike parts from that era. I suspect the 60's thru 80s will be well represented.
04-09-22, 04:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,412
Posted By smontanaro

It is back. Your gonna ❤️ it. Jon (@cuda2k),...

It is back. Your gonna ❤️ it.

Jon (@cuda2k), thanks for all your effort. Velobase is truly a gem.
04-06-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7,612
Views: 823,048
Posted By smontanaro

Pacenti Artisan II bottom bracket shell: ...

Pacenti Artisan II bottom bracket shell:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51985231948_65d002412b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ncKUjy)

Richard Sachs fork ends and dropouts:
...
04-05-22, 02:31 AM
Replies: 68,976
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Posted By smontanaro

Regarding the Colnago, my guess is the owner...

Regarding the Colnago, my guess is the owner modified it as he aged so he could keep riding it. Age takes its toll on the body, so lowering the seat and raising the bars may just have been the...
04-01-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7,612
Views: 823,048
Posted By smontanaro

An order from Framebuilder's Supply (the Nikko...

An order from Framebuilder's Supply (the Nikko lugs are from Doug Fattic). Dropouts are still en route. It's a start...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51976015145_043000938a_c.jpg...
03-31-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 199,727
Posted By smontanaro

I'm guessing it wouldn't be worth it to have a...

I'm guessing it wouldn't be worth it to have a framebuilder lengthen it?
03-25-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 68,976
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Posted By smontanaro

Nice Vitus 979 with Shimano Tricolor on eBay....

Nice Vitus 979 with Shimano Tricolor on eBay. Seller says 51cm seat tube, 53cm top tube.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224905165984
...
03-20-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,694
Posted By smontanaro

Made it out for Chicagohenge...

Made it out for Chicagohenge (https://www.adlerplanetarium.org/blog/chicagohenge/)... I might need a nap later...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51950590410_5541606de2_c.jpg...
03-18-22, 01:10 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Worth more because Eddy signed it. ;)

Worth more because Eddy signed it. ;)
03-18-22, 10:51 AM
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Views: 982
Posted By smontanaro

:bump: Still want to sell this. Net proceeds will...

:bump: Still want to sell this. Net proceeds will go to Doug Fattic's contacts in Ukraine.
03-16-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7,612
Views: 823,048
Posted By smontanaro

It's not entirely clear yet. Maybe my Eisentraut...

It's not entirely clear yet. Maybe my Eisentraut if I decide to do something like a Gugification. OTOH, I'm taking Doug Fattic's framebuilding class right now and am planning on centerpull brakes, so...
03-16-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7,612
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Posted By smontanaro

Look to me like Specialized track pedals. I have...

Look to me like Specialized track pedals. I have a pair on my Univega.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51301417119_2d5c4dee47_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2makaZH)
03-16-22, 03:57 PM
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Views: 823,048
Posted By smontanaro

TA mini rack. My wife asked, "Is that for your...

TA mini rack. My wife asked, "Is that for your baby bike?"

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/51942637033_3efbaaacb5_c_4292cc39d6040700b921113526ed7471382107fe.jpg
Forum: Great Lakes
03-07-22, 03:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By smontanaro

Site seems unreachable at the moment.

Site seems unreachable at the moment.
03-06-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 68,976
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Posted By smontanaro

I honestly have no idea if this has been outed...

I honestly have no idea if this has been outed before or not. Doug Fattic is an extremely talented framebuilder and class act to boot. He also teaches frame painting, so if you picked up this frame...
03-06-22, 04:24 AM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,694
Posted By smontanaro

Yeah, January was tough. I got more mileage in...

Yeah, January was tough. I got more mileage in February. March has been okay so far. Made it to Lake Forest yesterday. I was kinda wiped out by the headwinds on the return to Evanston. Trying again...
02-20-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18,872
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Posted By smontanaro

Made it out to the Velodrome in Northbrook....

Made it out to the Velodrome in Northbrook. Unfortunately, the gate was locked. That's okay. I wasn't riding a track bike, not even a fixie. The bad news is that I turned away from the bike for a...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-10-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,447
Posted By smontanaro

I realize you've already done your dent repair,...

I realize you've already done your dent repair, but I thought it worthwhile to relate how I tackled a similar problem on a Trek 770 several years ago.

I constructed something like a Cinelli-style...
02-06-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 68,976
Views: 11,138,820
Posted By smontanaro

These two sets of interesting (to me) toe clips...

These two sets of interesting (to me) toe clips popped up on one of my eBay searches. The first appear to be handmade. Any idea what the initials "PI" might mean?
...
02-03-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By smontanaro

Revival of old Classic Rendezvous Mailing List Archives

Several years ago I acquired most of the archives of the old bikelist.org-hosted Classic Rendezvous mailing list from Alex Wetmore and quickly tossed up a static version of the archives at...
01-29-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By smontanaro

I suspect it's only a matter of time before...

I suspect it's only a matter of time before someone develops a parameterized model (or model generator?) which allows you to vary length, width, and pitch of the mandrel, perhaps even allowing...
01-29-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 68,976
Views: 11,138,820
Posted By smontanaro

Rummaging through old emails (have whittled my...

Rummaging through old emails (have whittled my Gmail inbox down from about 5400 messages yesterday to <500 today), I came across an old note from the-saleroom.com, an auction outfit in the UK. They...
01-29-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By smontanaro

3D print your own spring mandrel

This might come in handy on occasion for the C&V bike restorer/mechanic:

https://hackaday.com/2022/01/28/3d-printed-jig-makes-custom-springs-a-snap/
...
01-16-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,694
Posted By smontanaro

I completely agree that the trainer is boring....

I completely agree that the trainer is boring. Still, I leaned on mine heavily during recovery from femur surgery in 2017. It's definitely handy to have when you need it. Best of luck on your...
01-11-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 68,976
Views: 11,138,820
Posted By smontanaro

As it turns out, they did. I asked Wayne Bingham...

As it turns out, they did. I asked Wayne Bingham (who runs Mel Pinto Imports these days) about this bike. He responded:
01-08-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,694
Posted By smontanaro

My son Chris was here for about a month and had...

My son Chris was here for about a month and had to decide how to get back to Portland during Omicron. He decided to take Amtrak and paid for a "roomette" so he didn't have to mingle too much. The...
01-07-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By smontanaro

My late-50s/early-60s Frejus TdF originally had...

My late-50s/early-60s Frejus TdF originally had full housing for the derailleurs. When I got it the previous owner had cobbled together some combination of barrel adjusters and funny little ferrules...
01-03-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,175
Posted By smontanaro

The Now Ride...

The Now Ride (https://www.instagram.com/thenowride/) on Instagram has a frequent stream of bike memes. Often NSFW, but also often funny. Here's are a couple recent ones:
...
12-31-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7,612
Views: 823,048
Posted By smontanaro

I took a flyer on a miscellaneous lot on eBay...

I took a flyer on a miscellaneous lot on eBay which arrived yesterday. In addition to a Shimano Pocket Pro Pocket Vise
...
12-21-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4,870
Views: 513,183
Posted By smontanaro

Not if you want Simplex...

Not if you want Simplex...
12-21-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By smontanaro

So jiangshi & jonwvara do you cut down the tree...

So jiangshi & jonwvara do you cut down the tree and mill it into lumber to make the tool Classtime showed? ;)
12-20-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 273,958
Posted By smontanaro

If this is your first foray into tubular tires,...

If this is your first foray into tubular tires, I'd go with something inexpensive. They get a lot of hate, but I find the current crop of Vittoria Rally tires (the ones with removable valve cores) to...
12-18-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 68,976
Views: 11,138,820
Posted By smontanaro

​I saw this listing in my eBay RSS feed: NOS...

​I saw this listing in my eBay RSS feed:

NOS Vintage Cionlli Seat Wellgo Pedals Reflectors Kickstand Bicycle Bike Kit Lot (https://www.ebay.com/itm/353818171340)

​The spelling of "Cinelli"...
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