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10-30-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, that is true. If the adjustable cup stays...

Yeah, that is true. If the adjustable cup stays put that's what happens. OTOH, if the lockring drags the cup along with it when it's tightened down, it will more likely tighten. I didn't want to...
10-30-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Salamandrine

If you are set on replacing the BB, start by...

If you are set on replacing the BB, start by measuring the current chainline,. It should be ~ 45mm from dead center of the seat tube to the center of the middle chainring*. Besides that, measure and...
10-30-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Salamandrine

Stop. Before you do anything at all, learn to...

Stop. Before you do anything at all, learn to adjust the bottom bracket bearings. Play in itself is an adjustment and nothing more. Leave the cranks on. Loosen the adjustable lock ring on the non...
10-29-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,256
Posted By Salamandrine

Yep. Steel is real.

Yep. Steel is real.
10-29-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,256
Posted By Salamandrine

I bet one of these would solve the problem, but...

I bet one of these would solve the problem, but I'd go for a second set of struts as well. All that and a custom decaleur would be ideal.
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10-29-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,256
Posted By Salamandrine

I also think that the stem should not be changed...

I also think that the stem should not be changed to fit a bag. +1 on that. Stick with a stem that fits you and your riding position, and a bag sized to fit your needs. Then position the rack to place...
10-28-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,361
Posted By Salamandrine

A 1984 Trek 770 should have Campy Super Record...

A 1984 Trek 770 should have Campy Super Record brakes. (OP, it would have been prudent to mention that.)

This is how most pro mechanics would do it: Remove the brake pad assemblies from the...
10-28-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,256
Posted By Salamandrine

What is that, a 13cm stem? Looks like you...

What is that, a 13cm stem?

Looks like you are almost there with the repurposed Blackburn diving board. I'd be inclined to make my own with a strap of stainless strip, to get things exactly where...
10-27-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,165
Posted By Salamandrine

Interesting method for raking the fork. That...

Interesting method for raking the fork. That would explain why it looks like it's been jumped off a few picnic benches by a teenager. I hesitated to mention it. I assumed it must have come from the...
10-27-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,165
Posted By Salamandrine

Clearly repechage's eyeballs work better than my...

Clearly repechage's eyeballs work better than my software then... I realized the bike is at a slight angle to the wall, which would have skewed the angle difference down. At any rate, measuring is...
10-27-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,165
Posted By Salamandrine

Yes, Clement Del Mondo tires have latex tubes....

Yes, Clement Del Mondo tires have latex tubes. 20lbs in one day is fairly typical. Latex tubes are basically party balloons. As I said before, it is possible to replace them, but I wouldn't bother in...
10-27-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By Salamandrine

Nice to see all the main tube sets of that era...

Nice to see all the main tube sets of that era with their specs in one chart. I see now that Tange #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) is almost exactly the same...
10-26-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,657
Posted By Salamandrine

OK, this bike is not C&V, but it is lugged steel...

OK, this bike is not C&V, but it is lugged steel at least. Somewhere I have pictures of my Mercian KOM on gravel roads too. The pictures of my Masi on gravel roads AFAIK only exist in my head, but...
10-26-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,657
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, most of us us the terms dirt and gravel...

Yeah, most of us us the terms dirt and gravel more or less interchangeably with regard to unpaved roads. I was being snarky as usual. OTOH, I do remember gravel roads that were actually gravel,...
10-26-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,165
Posted By Salamandrine

WRT brake routing, Campy brakes are set up for...

WRT brake routing, Campy brakes are set up for 'Italian' style routing, or front brake right hand. I've been setting up my brakes this way since I was 14, and it isn't wrong, it's just different. To...
10-25-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,165
Posted By Salamandrine

That's quite a time capsule. I haven't seen one...

That's quite a time capsule. I haven't seen one that mint since they were making them new. Was this stored in a freezer? ;) Those Del Mondo's look mint. Normally I wouldn't ride vintage tires, but...
10-25-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,221
Posted By Salamandrine

For the Australian market.

For the Australian market.
10-25-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,020
Posted By Salamandrine

My 78 Masi Criterium special model (SL tubing)...

My 78 Masi Criterium special model (SL tubing) was 20-20.5 pounds with Ergal/Seta race wheels, depending on whether I was running any weight weenie stuff or not. Add about 12 oz for training sewups,...
10-24-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,384
Posted By Salamandrine

That's kind of how most mechanics install tires,...

That's kind of how most mechanics install tires, using the palms for the last bit of bead. Usually I use just the palms, but I often mix it up. It's too hard on your thumbs to use them for this all...
10-24-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By Salamandrine

They were recently discontinued (I think ???),...

They were recently discontinued (I think ???), but you may still be able to find a Shimano FD CX-70 front derailleur. Designed especially for compact doubles and cyclocross. Works nicely on triples...
10-24-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,562
Posted By Salamandrine

I don't do ugly giant NASCAR style graphics and...

I don't do ugly giant NASCAR style graphics and logos and branding. That's my line in the sand I suppose. Other than that, I'd ride anything. In practice I still ride only steel, but for mostly...
10-24-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,384
Posted By Salamandrine

It's not unusual for kevlar bead tires to be more...

It's not unusual for kevlar bead tires to be more difficult to mount than wire bead tires. It was really obvious in the early days of folding beads -- Turbos, etc. Depends on the tire and rim...
10-22-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,493
Posted By Salamandrine

I guess it's my turn to be a pedant, but 'super'...

I guess it's my turn to be a pedant, but 'super' is originally latin and goes back to classical times at the very least. It's mainly interesting in that it wasn't modified at all as colloquial...
10-22-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,397
Posted By Salamandrine

Oftentimes if a Regina freewheel is really tight...

Oftentimes if a Regina freewheel is really tight it's because it is an Italian threaded freewheel on an English threaded hub. Not always, but often.

Freewheel threads should always be very well...
10-22-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,161
Posted By Salamandrine

Circa the late 70s, a TA crank and Phil Wood BB...

Circa the late 70s, a TA crank and Phil Wood BB was the hot setup for touring, or for someone who wanted a triple or other non race gearing. Older bike shops will still have the remover for those if...
10-21-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,397
Posted By Salamandrine

^^^ So Atoms were a buck more than Reginas? ;) I...

^^^ So Atoms were a buck more than Reginas? ;) I liked Atom freewheels too.

As an aside, my favorite vintage freewheel was the Cyclo Pans kit.

BTW, personally I'd go max 26T for good shifting....
10-21-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,493
Posted By Salamandrine

I think it's mighty nice of the Italians to use...

I think it's mighty nice of the Italians to use an English word like "super" to describe their bikes and stuff. ;) :lol:



Yep. Let's not forget everything "Laser" in the 70s, and "Digital" or...
10-21-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By Salamandrine

That's interesting. Thanks for digging up that...

That's interesting. Thanks for digging up that bit of obscure tech. I've never seen a C shaped pump peg either. It actually seems like a good idea, in a way, though a bit complicated compared to...
10-20-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,657
Posted By Salamandrine

True 'nuff. Are they still there? I was born in...

True 'nuff. Are they still there? I was born in the Central Valley and spent a lot of time there in my youth. I remember gravel roads that were spread with actual gravel, but I haven't seen one in...
10-20-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,089
Posted By Salamandrine

Traditionally they'd would be put on with just...

Traditionally they'd would be put on with just grease, but using a real fixed cup tool -- not a wrench, and plenty of torque. I was taught to use a breaker bar/pipe with the campy fixed cup tool.
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10-20-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,657
Posted By Salamandrine

Just an aside but we don't really have many...

Just an aside but we don't really have many actual gravel roads in California. I'm sure there's some somewhere, but they aren't common. I remember seeing more when I was a kid. Dirt roads are...
10-20-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,397
Posted By Salamandrine

Everest would have been OEM, but freewheels were...

Everest would have been OEM, but freewheels were swapped all the time. Look for Everest, sure, but I wouldn't sweat putting on an Oro. My Masi almost always had an Oro on it. Pretty much the bog...
10-20-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Salamandrine

Maybe? Kool Stop International - High Performance...

Maybe? Kool Stop International - High Performance Bicycle Brake Pads Since 1977 (http://www.koolstop.com/english/rim_pads.html)

The dimensions according to Koolstop look close enough that I'd...
10-19-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,657
Posted By Salamandrine

Sshhhhhh! You're spoiling it! ;) For sure, the...

Sshhhhhh! You're spoiling it! ;) For sure, the cynical side of me sees this as a marketing opportunity. If you create lots of subcategories, people need to buy more bikes, right?

Usually, vintage...
10-19-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,435
Posted By Salamandrine

That's interesting. I've never seen a campy 41T....

That's interesting. I've never seen a campy 41T. It must be from the last few years of NR/SR. With a traditional bushed Regina type chain, 42 is the minimum. The relatively high side plates would hit...
10-19-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By Salamandrine

Wow. I am tempted by this, if only for nostalgia....

Wow. I am tempted by this, if only for nostalgia. Not sure I would ever actually use them. I had a pair of these BITD. They were my first cycling shoes, purchased slightly used from a local racer.
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10-18-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,435
Posted By Salamandrine

If it's a freewheel it's the same deal, more or...

If it's a freewheel it's the same deal, more or less. Swap that instead.
10-18-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,435
Posted By Salamandrine

Should be an RX100 crank, which is 130 BCD. If...

Should be an RX100 crank, which is 130 BCD. If they are standard and not anything oddball (I can't remember) you should be able to swap out the chainrings for 38/48.

However, I would suggest...
10-17-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, so I had to google Peleton bikes to figure...

Yeah, so I had to google Peleton bikes to figure out what you guys are talking about. So it's like an overpriced exercise bike that has a TV in front of it, and forces you to watch some sweaty bozo...
10-17-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,586
Posted By Salamandrine

It's because the 126 mm OLD was standard for a...

It's because the 126 mm OLD was standard for a really long time, and a gazillion bikes were made with it. 7 speed is the most speeds that will fit on 126, and more is better, right?

7 speed itself...
10-14-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,828
Posted By Salamandrine

True. I'm not sure exactly yet, but undoubtedly...

True. I'm not sure exactly yet, but undoubtedly there is some obscure cycling related trivia that does not matter to 99.99999% of the world that we can argue about. ;) Isn't that what this forum is...
10-14-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,828
Posted By Salamandrine

I built my first wheels with DT spokes in late 79...

I built my first wheels with DT spokes in late 79 IIRC, and at the time they were still a little suspect. I broke plenty of them BITD, but I rode a lot of miles. DT seems to have improved their...
10-14-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,828
Posted By Salamandrine

Vintage bikes can cause some problems on an...

Vintage bikes can cause some problems on an extended tour. If you have to cross a river, sometimes it can lead to the wooden rims delaminating, since they were glued up with hide glue made from old...
10-13-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,369
Posted By Salamandrine

I assume you want it to index? Shimano Deore M591...

I assume you want it to index? Shimano Deore M591 are pretty solid, but recently discontinued. Maybe Acera.
10-13-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,828
Posted By Salamandrine

That LHT looks like it's almost ready to go. As a...

That LHT looks like it's almost ready to go. As a theoretical we can discuss vintage vs modern all day long, but as a practical matter I'll be another vote for hopping on the LHT and heading down the...
10-12-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,168
Posted By Salamandrine

Whichever one is white. Nice feature to be able...

Whichever one is white. Nice feature to be able to see when dirt has gotten into the bearings. Generic white lithium is fine. Finish line will clearly greatly increase your speed though, for only an...
10-12-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By Salamandrine

If a Silca frame pump won't pump higher than 75...

If a Silca frame pump won't pump higher than 75 or 80, then likely the seals in the pump head need to be replaced, and/or the main diaphragm needs to be greased or possibly replaced. 110+ no problem...
10-12-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By Salamandrine

FWIW, I've never had a problem reaching 100+ psi...

FWIW, I've never had a problem reaching 100+ psi with a Silca and campy metal head. Generally I used to run my training sew ups at 100. The silca plastic heads that came with the pumps kinda sucked...
10-11-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By Salamandrine

I haven't thought about this in 35 years, but now...

I haven't thought about this in 35 years, but now that I do, I think it had more to do with the dropout design of the bike that it commonly came on in the shop where I worked at the time. They just...
10-11-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,828
Posted By Salamandrine

I suppose my Riv Clem is really similar in layout...

I suppose my Riv Clem is really similar in layout and functionality to a LHT, but a bit more styley. I certainly enjoy riding it as well. Different experience, but also fun. So yeah, that's the best...
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