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08-09-22, 02:10 PM
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Posted By grouchysmurf

Oh, OK, not something you would use on a daily...

Oh, OK, not something you would use on a daily basis, then. Thanks!
08-09-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 534
Posted By grouchysmurf

And the BB: ...

And the BB:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x800/bb_hole_d19c48ac8c15780c4346701363b86ac45450aaf9.jpg
The hole has a diameter of 7-8mm.
08-09-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 534
Posted By grouchysmurf

Absolutely. Here are the pictures. Other than...

Absolutely. Here are the pictures. Other than these, there are no other guides on the frame. The cable to the rear brake goes internally through the top tube but that's it.
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08-09-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 534
Posted By grouchysmurf

Under BB cable guides

I've been thinking lately on routing cables on a frame of mine.

There is a cable guide right next to the rear derailleur. The frame uses old style shifters mounted to the frame.

To connect the...
08-09-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 881
Posted By grouchysmurf

The solution: I bought a new crankset for pennies...

The solution: I bought a new crankset for pennies of which I actually know the spindle length so here we go!
08-08-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By grouchysmurf

Cheers. Below are some pictures of the mount. It...

Cheers. Below are some pictures of the mount. It seems they are made up to the standard / curved / convex as per the Campagnolo tab from the above picture.
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08-07-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 881
Posted By grouchysmurf

Problem is the bike came with no f/r der. It is...

Problem is the bike came with no f/r der. It is an old road frame, with rear dropouts of 126mm width. I've manage to found a rear hub of the same width and a 7sp cassette. Before I move any further,...
08-07-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 881
Posted By grouchysmurf

Can't wrap my head around BB spindle lengths. And should I even care?

I've been trying to understand the issue with spindle lengths and each and every website that I read leaves me more and more perplexed. I know that is not the case but it feels as if there was some...
08-07-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By grouchysmurf

The frame came without from derailleur. I just...

The frame came without from derailleur. I just some an adv from someone selling an old bike (for parts, is it said) with a complete Golden Arrow group. The price was the peanuts, relatively, but the...
08-07-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By grouchysmurf

Thanks. I don't feel like, but I guess I...

Thanks.

I don't feel like, but I guess I need to ask even though it feels like jumping into the rabbit hole: are there, by any chance, different standards for front derailleurs mount? I am not...
08-07-22, 09:49 AM
08-07-22, 03:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 963
Posted By grouchysmurf

I've spent many years on boardgamegeek -- this is...

I've spent many years on boardgamegeek -- this is a forum devoted to board games; I read mostly wargame forums -- like, you know, maps with hexagons, small cardboard chits / counters, dice, a 50 page...
08-07-22, 03:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 963
Posted By grouchysmurf

The crankset is some low level Suntour, I...

The crankset is some low level Suntour, I believe?

As I am very new to it, I am learning it all with my own hard cash and didn't even think that salvaging of BB is possible to any extent. There...
08-07-22, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By grouchysmurf

Shimano Golden Arrow clamp-on as braze-on front der?

Cheers. Short question: on my frame there is a hanger (is it a proper name?) to which one would mount a front derailleur. There is a vintage bike, sold cheaply, with Shimano Golden Arrow front and...
08-03-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 963
Posted By grouchysmurf

Crank wouldn't come off. The spindle needed to be...

Crank wouldn't come off. The spindle needed to be sawn through. Cranks are fine, but they may be tight and hard to remove from the new BB, so I should double-check things before I mount them for...
08-03-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 963
Posted By grouchysmurf

The crank is fine. The guy from the LBS said,...

The crank is fine. The guy from the LBS said, however, that I should be careful when mounting in a bracket as it may again get stuck on it. So before I commit to a specific axle length, I'd better...
08-03-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 963
Posted By grouchysmurf

My choice is to go full vintage, with some retro...

My choice is to go full vintage, with some retro derailleurs, should I be lucky to find them cheap. There are some available on eBay, there is a guy selling them through the local forum, I may also...
08-02-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 963
Posted By grouchysmurf

Cheers, everyone. A short update. BB thread is...

Cheers, everyone. A short update.
BB thread is Italian. I visited my FLBS to have the BB and the headset removed. The crank wouldn't come off, so they needed to saw through the spindle and BB is no...
07-31-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By grouchysmurf

KTM Sorento? Help me identify this bike.

Pic rel: i.imgur.com/HGF1zlr.png

This bike is for sale for like $85; the seller says "KTM Sorento" but I couldn't find anything related on the internet. Could you guys help? I would like to buy it...
07-26-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By grouchysmurf

It's too late to ask but regardless. Italian vintage Raimondi frame.

Sorry guys I am new here and can't post links to external sites yet, so you would need to copy the link below and paste it to your browser: imgur.com/a/PpFCfxV

I got this bike for <$80 with s&h,...
07-26-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 963
Posted By grouchysmurf

Right. The frame hasn't yet made it to me, so I...

Right. The frame hasn't yet made it to me, so I can't measure the dropouts. Nonetheless, I am checking out the available gear in local stores. What you guys say here opens a world that is completely...
07-25-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 963
Posted By grouchysmurf

Gravity in Australia driving me nuts,but you can...

Gravity in Australia driving me nuts,but you can get used to it.
07-25-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 963
Posted By grouchysmurf

Thanks! I am below 10 posts and can't post links....

Thanks! I am below 10 posts and can't post links. Thanks for your assistance.
07-25-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 963
Posted By grouchysmurf

New to this: Italian frame, what cassette?, will the brakes fit?, what have I done?

Alright, as this is my very first post here, I can only hope I chose the right forum. Hello everyone.

I've just made an impulse buy: i.imgur.com/A4sBs8Z.png -- for less than $80 I bought half of...
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