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06-24-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 390
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Posted By BFisher

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06-24-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,275
Posted By BFisher

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Rt. 92 Falls Veterans Memorial Bridge, Falls, PA
06-23-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By BFisher

Regarding those Ambrosio rims you mentioned, I...

Regarding those Ambrosio rims you mentioned, I have a wheelset with those rims and they are really decent if you can get tires on them.
They can be incredibly difficult to mount tires to. But, I...
06-23-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,275
Posted By BFisher

Excellent contributions, everyone! Today, June...

Excellent contributions, everyone!
Today, June 23, 2022, marks the 50th anniversary of the catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Agnes. The communities along the Susquehanna were devastated. I found...
06-22-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,275
Posted By BFisher

Bikes on Bridges

Let's see those classic rides on bridges. Big bridges, small bridges, covered bridges, any bridges!
...
06-21-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 858
Posted By BFisher

PimpMan, say, that color looks familiar... ...

PimpMan, say, that color looks familiar...

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1964 Raleigh-made Huffy...
06-21-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 858
Posted By BFisher

I did two BMX frames with appliance epoxy spray...

I did two BMX frames with appliance epoxy spray can stuff. One white, one black. I'd say durable enough. Tougher than straight Rustoleum or Krylon enamel. Hell, tougher than the factory paint on my...
06-20-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 521
Posted By BFisher

Sweet! Great color, too. I have an early '80s...

Sweet! Great color, too. I have an early '80s Super and love the ride. Hope you enjoy it.
06-18-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,324
Posted By BFisher

I get it, Randy. I think there are times when we...

I get it, Randy. I think there are times when we all encounter stupidity, deceitfulness, and/or woeful ignorance, and feel compelled to grab the arm of an acquaintance and go, "Can you believe this...
06-17-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 858
Posted By BFisher

Pink.

Pink.
06-17-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 252,214
Posted By BFisher

Interesting thing, I noticed the catalog specs SR...

Interesting thing, I noticed the catalog specs SR hubs, but this bike has 105s. I failed to remember that I have the matching 105 headset until after I'd cleaned and repacked the original Hatta. I...
06-17-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 252,214
Posted By BFisher

I didn't have a purple bike...

...so how could I not jump on this beautiful '87 Roubaix? Almost complete 105 6-speed group, which is in fantastic condition. It got fresh consumables all around. After a minor wheel truing, it'll be...
06-11-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 640
Posted By BFisher

C&V - where even the chain lube threads are...

C&V - where even the chain lube threads are reasonable.


The sharing of information here does not go unappreciated. I've learned much, and hope I've helped others along the way.


Now, let's...
06-11-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,595
Posted By BFisher

ManekiNico, thank you. Bike forums C&V:...

ManekiNico, thank you.


Bike forums C&V: the learning never stops.
06-10-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,595
Posted By BFisher

Yeah, it's an odd thing that happens on BF. I...

Yeah, it's an odd thing that happens on BF. I attached both links the same. If you click on it and it won't show, just go to the address bar and delete everything before the "www" and then proceed....
06-10-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,595
Posted By BFisher

Speaking of subject...

Speaking of subject...
06-10-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,595
Posted By BFisher

Hinault 1980...

Hinault 1980 (https://capovelo.com/remembering-bernard-hinaults-1980-liege-bastogne-liege-victory/)

Best looking 1980s bike:
Saronni...
06-09-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,336
Posted By BFisher

Big fan of the 6500 brakes here. I use them with...

Big fan of the 6500 brakes here. I use them with BL-R400 levers and Ultegra pad sets. Just outstanding. And I'll say that while I am a big fan of Kool Stop products and own several, the upper-level...
06-08-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5,132
Views: 578,481
Posted By BFisher

Victory from the Jaws of Defeat

As I prepared to hit the road this morning, I discovered that the Vittoria Corsa G 2.0 tires were a no go at full pressure on the rims I'd swapped in on my Puch

No amount of reseating helped, and...
06-08-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,595
Posted By BFisher

Personally, I think the pink/red (Kelme?) Merckx...

Personally, I think the pink/red (Kelme?) Merckx are the prettiest of that design.
06-08-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,595
Posted By BFisher

My vote is for Giuseppe Saronni's red Colnago.

My vote is for Giuseppe Saronni's red Colnago.
06-07-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,429
Posted By BFisher

Well, you know the old saying. Pics or it didn't...

Well, you know the old saying. Pics or it didn't happen.


As for chain lube preferences, I don't really have any. I've had plenty of products that worked well - Rock N Roll Gold, Finish Line Dry...
06-04-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19,011
Views: 2,355,603
Posted By BFisher

From yesterday's 22 miler. Was taking it easy...

From yesterday's 22 miler. Was taking it easy with a sore knee and lower back. Couldn't have asked for nicer weather - clear, 70s, almost no wind. ...
06-02-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 995
Posted By BFisher

I'd pass. Lots of great crack-free frames out...

I'd pass. Lots of great crack-free frames out there.
06-01-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 29,401
Posted By BFisher

From today's ride: ...

From today's ride:
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05-31-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,225
Posted By BFisher

This one actually comes in handy at times. And...

This one actually comes in handy at times. And it's stainless.
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05-31-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By BFisher

Guys, defects do get through in mass production....

Guys, defects do get through in mass production. I had a knocking Sunrace freewheel here a while back. Brand new.

I contacted Sunrace, and the rep asked for a short video of the issue. I provided,...
05-30-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19,011
Views: 2,355,603
Posted By BFisher

35.5 miles out to Montage Mountain and back,...

35.5 miles out to Montage Mountain and back, north through the communities of Pittston, Duryea, Old Forge (The Pizza Capital of the World), Taylor, Scranton, and Moosic. Forgot my better camera, so...
05-30-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 679
Posted By BFisher

PFC Carpellotti Memorial, Old Forge, PA. ...

PFC Carpellotti Memorial, Old Forge, PA.
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05-28-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19,011
Views: 2,355,603
Posted By BFisher

Just a neighborhood stroll after the rainstorm. ...

Just a neighborhood stroll after the rainstorm.
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05-25-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,307
Posted By BFisher

I have no idea what any of this stuff means in...

I have no idea what any of this stuff means in here, but I'm somehow eager to see the end result.
05-25-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,126
Views: 448,932
Posted By BFisher

Thanks, Andy. The wheels are a Weinmann LP18...

Thanks, Andy.

The wheels are a Weinmann LP18 rim, Origin8 sealed bearing hub set I picked up from Velomine a while back. They're a surprisingly good value, not all that heavy for their price...
05-24-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,552
Posted By BFisher

I have seen those stickers. I got some Weinmann...

I have seen those stickers. I got some Weinmann rim decals from him in the past. Nice looking stuff. Still debating on leaving them bare, putting in for the stickers, or maybe a paint infill. Leaning...
05-24-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,552
Posted By BFisher

Thanks, Mark. You're exactly right; the crank...

Thanks, Mark. You're exactly right; the crank came from that very bicycle. Had the Schwinn repaired by a local welder (hole worn into the chainstay) and built that 3x7 upright.

What I found with...
05-24-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,552
Posted By BFisher

The TA I installed on my Raleigh Super Course,...

The TA I installed on my Raleigh Super Course, freshened up with new stainless hardware from V/O and a little bit of polish. Currently 54/40, but I plan to go lower gearing.
...
05-24-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2,126
Views: 448,932
Posted By BFisher

My '73. Freshened up the TA crank with some V/O...

My '73. Freshened up the TA crank with some V/O hardware and a bit of Mothers polish, and installed a nice pair of Conti GP Classics. Weighs ≈23 lbs. as shown. Not bad for a Super Course....
05-23-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 676
Posted By BFisher

I saw one of these briefly on the street in...

I saw one of these briefly on the street in Denver years ago. As pretty as that color blue is on the screen, it was so much more in person.

Congrats on a gorgeous bike!
05-22-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19,011
Views: 2,355,603
Posted By BFisher

First ride on the 23mm Vittoria Corsa G2.0 tires...

First ride on the 23mm Vittoria Corsa G2.0 tires today. LOVE them! Oh, so smooth! Just an amazing tire.
Only stopped for one pic. Statue of Attilio "Rocky" Castellani, who was born in Luzerne, PA:...
05-21-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,229
Posted By BFisher

Thank you for sharing all of this. What an...

Thank you for sharing all of this. What an enjoyable thread!

Many smooth miles on that incredible machine!
05-19-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,440
Posted By BFisher

Maybe not too much of a conundrum if the Cinelli...

Maybe not too much of a conundrum if the Cinelli was originally sold as a frameset. No originality to the build, so apply it to the best fitting frameset all smiles.

Beautiful bikes, especially...
05-18-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By BFisher

Apparently there were a few different versions of...

Apparently there were a few different versions of these hubs, with varying dimensions:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1202866-maillard-700-professional-hub-cones-sizing.html

Outside...
05-17-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,740
Posted By BFisher

Point being, the risk is much greater with wax...

Point being, the risk is much greater with wax than with common vegetable oils, despite what you've read.

Wax on.
05-17-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,740
Posted By BFisher

The flash point of plain paraffin wax is around...

The flash point of plain paraffin wax is around 390F.

The flash point of common vegetable oils is around 600F.
05-17-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,740
Posted By BFisher

There is a risk, especially with a gas range....

There is a risk, especially with a gas range. Over a certain temperature, the wax becomes vapor, and combustible.
05-16-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 69,605
Views: 11,295,861
Posted By BFisher

54cm Ironman Red

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05-16-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 916
Posted By BFisher

Nice to have those options/parts availability. ...

Nice to have those options/parts availability.
I have one English and one Italian 5500 BB here (length for triple). I sourced the Italian before the scourge was released.
05-16-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,700
Posted By BFisher

Seat forward always reminds me of bikes like the...

Seat forward always reminds me of bikes like the 1925 Appelhans track bike at Classic Cycle US. Love the copper plating.

Appelhans Track Bike (http://classiccycleus.com/home/willy-appelhans/)
05-15-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,683
Posted By BFisher

Welcome, DBDad! Deals are still out there if...

Welcome, DBDad!

Deals are still out there if you look hard enough. Was at a bike swap last week and there were deals aplenty.

Last year I scored this '88 Schwinn for $150. ...
05-15-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 769
Posted By BFisher

This is a great suggestion.

This is a great suggestion.
05-14-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 769
Posted By BFisher

Can't say whether that front mech would handle...

Can't say whether that front mech would handle the triple. Maybe?

Yeah, I'd go long cage in the rear. Lots of options from Suntour that would work fine - VGT, VXGT, Cyclone, and more.
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