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02-20-24, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6,451
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Posted By USAZorro

I have absolutely no idea which posting this...

I have absolutely no idea which posting this relates to. I may not be the only one. In the interest of clarity and good communication can you please reference the posting number this associates...
02-10-24, 08:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,021
Posted By USAZorro

Updating an older bike - especially one that...

Updating an older bike - especially one that either is not exactly an heirloom, or which has paint that is poor enough to require a repaint (My own personal criteria. Not necessarily others') is one...
02-09-24, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,029
Posted By USAZorro

I was very fortunate last year, and it put me in...

I was very fortunate last year, and it put me in the position that I am very seriously not looking to take on any additional bikes until the project backlog disappears. I made a few deals that saw...
02-08-24, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 547
Posted By USAZorro

I'm coming at this from a slightly different...

I'm coming at this from a slightly different perspective.

This isn't a great or valuable bike, but it's pretty well made and if you can get some use out of it, great. If you can get a bit of bike...
02-04-24, 06:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,142
Posted By USAZorro

Understood. Your visit helped inspire mine. I...

Understood. Your visit helped inspire mine. I wasn't clear that I was pointing jdawg in that direction.
01-31-24, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6,451
Views: 745,061
Posted By USAZorro

Whoo-hoo! It has found a good home. Going...

Whoo-hoo! It has found a good home.

Going to try it this way. This is a nice frame in very good condition in a beautiful color. It's essentially my size, but despite being pretty cool, I'm just...
01-27-24, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By USAZorro

I have numerous 70s Raleighs in 21-1/2". This is...

I have numerous 70s Raleighs in 21-1/2". This is the next size up. If it were the 21-1/2", I likely would have made an offer, as I prefer this to the fastback frame style.
01-21-24, 01:34 PM
01-18-24, 12:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 924
Posted By USAZorro

That's quite a landing. I hope that you have a...

That's quite a landing. I hope that you have a great time getting it operational, and then riding it.
01-18-24, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,323
Posted By USAZorro

:roflmao: When I was in High School, I was a...

:roflmao:
When I was in High School, I was a pretty good runner. The swimming coach at my High School was a friend of my father's and he persuaded me to join the swim team, claiming it would improve...
01-17-24, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,323
Posted By USAZorro

The Centurion is off to Kansas City in a trade...

The Centurion is off to Kansas City in a trade for three offensive linemen.

The Passage remains, and I'm quite willing to make a trade. The headset and BB need service, but it's such a pretty...
12-31-23, 06:19 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 19,283
Posted By USAZorro

OK - so taking this down to the wire here. I...

OK - so taking this down to the wire here.

I have not ridden this, as I desire to continue living. I am leaving any special cringe/painting awards up to jdawg.

Here's what I can claim... All...
12-28-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,395
Posted By USAZorro

Very impressed with the result. I have one...

Very impressed with the result.

I have one observation to pass along. The raised triangle on the downtube that is just above your shift levers is a feature that is intended to help prevent the...
12-28-23, 07:20 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,293
Posted By USAZorro

That's a great story. I condensed it down to...

That's a great story.

I condensed it down to the one statement. One need only pay attention while walking down the street or the supermarket aisle to see the truth in this statement....
12-27-23, 04:40 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,293
Posted By USAZorro

While I "could" ride anything between 50 - 60cm,...

While I "could" ride anything between 50 - 60cm, I only ride bikes with seat tube lengths between 53 - 56 cm. There are two very excellent reasons for this.

Bicycles with seat tubes shorter than...
12-25-23, 06:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,198
Posted By USAZorro

The kids and grandkids get stuff for Christmas. ...

The kids and grandkids get stuff for Christmas. Wife and I just tell each other to get things we want throughout the year (within the budget), so unlike most households, no Christmas presents,...
12-21-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,464
Posted By USAZorro

1. Ride more (that bar is very low) 2. Clear...

1. Ride more (that bar is very low)
2. Clear out non-keepers (Seven bikes, Two frames)
3. Finish the "Tack Room"
4. Finish painting wife's Technium Team and Voyageur SP and build them both up.
5....
12-13-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 980
Posted By USAZorro

I think what you have would work. I picked up a...

I think what you have would work. I picked up a couple sets of the old Velo Orange Elkhide wrap kits on closeout about 10-12 years back. It's fairly lightweight - I suspect comparable to pastorbob's...
12-12-23, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 980
Posted By USAZorro

Out of curiosity, why that approach vice this? ...

Out of curiosity, why that approach vice this?

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...
12-09-23, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By USAZorro

But if I can go back in time, I'd want to make a...

But if I can go back in time, I'd want to make a quick stop a few years farther back to un-trade that J.A. Holland that I let go for the Hetchins that I didn't keep. :D
12-09-23, 04:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,219
Posted By USAZorro

Back when the earth's crust was still forming, I...

Back when the earth's crust was still forming, I was a moderator here. There was a good system in place (and no doubt an even better one now) to catch bots and trolls about as soon as they made...
12-06-23, 01:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,485
Posted By USAZorro

Or you could mount it in front of the cable...

Or you could mount it in front of the cable guides and have a Grand Spot. :innocent:

Really, this concept goes back to the earlier days of British Club riding. It's much easier to source a more...
12-04-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,265
Posted By USAZorro

Just your generic floor pump used here.

Just your generic floor pump used here.
11-30-23, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By USAZorro

I have a 9-speed Daytona groupset on my 2000 Bob...

I have a 9-speed Daytona groupset on my 2000 Bob Jackson. It performs excellently. I have no idea of what it should sell for, but for people who are considering one of the lesser-known Campagnolo...
11-28-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,254
Posted By USAZorro

I have a habit of underachieving. I have eight...

I have a habit of underachieving. I have eight (well, perhaps nine) frames/bikes that I would be glad to see move along. They just haven't. On the other side, I've acquired three that I intend to...
11-21-23, 02:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,264
Posted By USAZorro

Unscrew the little bolts and see if it comes...

Unscrew the little bolts and see if it comes apart - being certain to take a coupe pictures if it does.
11-16-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,933
Posted By USAZorro

Lovely! What an excellent find. Hoping to get...

Lovely! What an excellent find. Hoping to get my paws on an early 70's Frejus in a couple years once I work through the current crop of projects.

After a thorough, gentle cleaning, that is going...
11-15-23, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6,451
Views: 745,061
Posted By USAZorro

Maybe someone has this on their Christmas list. ...

Maybe someone has this on their Christmas list.

Have a 1986 57cm Centurion Elite RS in quite nice condition - frame, fork and headset. Admit it, you used to dream of this back when you were trying...
11-14-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 15,739
Posted By USAZorro

I wear lycra, but also have functioning cones. ...

I wear lycra, but also have functioning cones. :innocent:

Is that a Rivendell?
11-14-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 15,739
Posted By USAZorro

I'm a C&Ver and I wear lycra. Was I...

I'm a C&Ver and I wear lycra.

Was I offended by this thread? No.

Do I venture into other forums and derail threads? Also no.

Do I have an inkling of why there are more C&Vers than folks...
11-13-23, 07:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,106
Posted By USAZorro

Setting it up as a fixed gear certainly makes the...

Setting it up as a fixed gear certainly makes the task of acquiring appropriate components much less difficult. I would try to do the minimal amount to this frame if the task were mine. Arresting the...
11-11-23, 11:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,227
Posted By USAZorro

What if it were a team of crack commandos with...

What if it were a team of crack commandos with unlimited access to equipment and resources who were determined to spite you, shutting off power and blasting their way through the gate and into your...
11-09-23, 10:07 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 33,591
Posted By USAZorro

Sheldon's bike was my inspiration. I have little...

Sheldon's bike was my inspiration. I have little doubt that had he been given a few more years he would have at least thought of revisiting his 63 speed to up the bar.

Dying the seat was not the...
11-09-23, 01:37 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 33,591
Posted By USAZorro

The saddle is/was a NOS BIM - is probably...

The saddle is/was a NOS BIM - is probably actually a "ladies" model. It was a natural color when I got it, but I dyed it black.

As for the gearing... it has 81 speeds. The hub is a Sturmey Archer...
11-07-23, 10:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,058
Posted By USAZorro

I like blue. However, I'm not a fan of a bicycle...

I like blue. However, I'm not a fan of a bicycle being entirely that shade of blue. It might be drastically better with different wheels, a different saddle and bar tape... not to mention that pump...
11-07-23, 05:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,227
Posted By USAZorro

Hey. Some of us just get better at being...

Hey. Some of us just get better at being curmudgeonly and deliberately, hair-splitty difficult with each passing day. Where I live, kids on my lawn are not a "thing", and I recognize that constantly...
11-07-23, 05:31 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 33,591
Posted By USAZorro

Went from this: ...

Went from this:


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to this:
...
11-07-23, 09:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,227
Posted By USAZorro

You mean like the Major Taylor bike that Eddy...

You mean like the Major Taylor bike that Eddy Merckx used as his winter trainer when he was a young teen? :innocent:

I do realize that I "cheapened" the meaning a bit with my explanation, but as...
11-06-23, 04:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,227
Posted By USAZorro

To me they're different things. A "grail" bike...

To me they're different things. A "grail" bike is something that you have aspired to have for some time, but which is difficult find. A "forever" bike is one that you decide you're not going to...
10-30-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By USAZorro

Serial number is most likely on one of the rear...

Serial number is most likely on one of the rear dropouts or on the bottom bracket shell. The other place it could be is on the seat tube near the top, but I think we'd have seen that in pictures. ...
10-29-23, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By USAZorro

Looks like the Pivo stem on a lower range Peugeot...

Looks like the Pivo stem on a lower range Peugeot I picked up not long ago. I'm unsure if what I have is late 60s or early 70s.
10-29-23, 09:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 977
Posted By USAZorro

Hate to point this out, but you seem to be...

Hate to point this out, but you seem to be lacking a pump. :innocent:
10-29-23, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 977
Posted By USAZorro

Some balloon tire bikes likely tip the scales at...

Some balloon tire bikes likely tip the scales at over 50 lbs. Throw a rack on a Varsity and you'll be close. My late Uncle's Superbe has heavy folding wire baskets on the rear, and it's likely...
10-29-23, 07:44 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 19,283
Posted By USAZorro

Yet somehow, the wheels turn freely (I admit to...

Yet somehow, the wheels turn freely (I admit to be slightly surprised). The rear wheel is built with a Sun Tour Pro Am hub that spins forever. No way I'd let a fender impede it. The front brake,...
10-28-23, 05:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,719
Posted By USAZorro

Accessories/components that vary quite a bit in...

Accessories/components that vary quite a bit in weight include:

rims
spokes
tires
crankset
pedals
freewheel
stem
seatpost
10-27-23, 02:17 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 19,283
Posted By USAZorro

Not done, but I felt like sharing. ...

Not done, but I felt like sharing.


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10-26-23, 09:17 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 19,283
Posted By USAZorro

I'm closing in on completion. Brake cables, bar...

I'm closing in on completion. Brake cables, bar wrapping and some finishing touches remain. Then will experiment with video - hopefully Sunday - then off to catch up with my pusher in...
10-21-23, 11:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,160
Posted By USAZorro

I have two tiers. The lower one is comprised of...

I have two tiers. The lower one is comprised of nice bicycles that I intend to keep. Then there are those which I have some attachment to due to the rides I've had on them, or the effort I put into...
10-17-23, 11:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,316
Posted By USAZorro

They're complete crap. Over time, they get...

They're complete crap. Over time, they get sloppy and loose - which means you can pull them with all your might and yeah... you might slow from 20 mph to 13 mph before you crash.

fwiw - my uncle...
10-13-23, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,419
Posted By USAZorro

Damian, I was very saddened to learn of...

Damian,

I was very saddened to learn of Norris' passing. He was such a treasure trove of lore and information, and it leaves an enormous void. He was so willing to share knowledge and lore, and...
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