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09-16-21, 11:09 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

Not so much a "re-brand" but the original name...

Not so much a "re-brand" but the original name the Importer used before deciding a "Japanese" name was not such a market detriment, hence: "Nishiki" (type of brocaded fabric, also name of a river)....
09-14-21, 08:57 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

Force I do have a pair of Franco Italia drop...

Force I do have a pair of Franco Italia drop bars, these are 40cm and per my digital calipers the clamp dia. is 25.27mm. If these sound like the ticket, PM me. I just happen to have a perfect box to...
09-14-21, 10:25 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

I think I have a pair, will check and report back...

I think I have a pair, will check and report back with details.
09-08-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By unworthy1

at a glance you "probably" have metric tubing,...

at a glance you "probably" have metric tubing, since the calipers shows what seems to be even millimeters with maybe slight additional thickness of the paint. Did you mention the seatpost size...
09-07-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By unworthy1

As usual, Maurice Moss nailed the lugs! Sounds...

As usual, Maurice Moss nailed the lugs!
Sounds like the fork blades are most likely "Imperial" dimension, so could be Reynolds, not sure about the dims of other tubing set blades (such as Vitus) but...
09-05-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By unworthy1

A new one for me, and thanks for introducing us...

A new one for me, and thanks for introducing us to it.
A couple things of note: tho the DOs are "shorty style"; internal cable routing in the TT, and the lugs look more 1980s era, but the brakes are...
09-05-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By unworthy1

Wow, most impressive sleuthing and knowledge from...

Wow, most impressive sleuthing and knowledge from first MauriceMoss and then Chas: what a team! :thumb::thumb:
09-04-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By unworthy1

not a good match to the Sachs logo, and he is...

not a good match to the Sachs logo, and he is very precise with that logo: I haven't seen any variations once it was adopted and the old original Richard Sachs logo replaced by it
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08-19-21, 08:34 AM
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Views: 412,370
Posted By unworthy1

At a glance these springs and covers look like...

At a glance these springs and covers look like what Shimano used on other canti sets, with the 2 colors of plating to indicate CW and CCW winding.
Has anybody checked if there are other springs &...
08-10-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,278
Posted By unworthy1

Great idea and I'll file this away for "the next...

Great idea and I'll file this away for "the next time" but will be out of the Bayarea on 8/21 so cannot make this one. That location is a great choice for me personally since I have friends I can...
08-04-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By unworthy1

Italian threading and yes with a 26.8 this point...

Italian threading and yes with a 26.8 this point to Columbus Aelle but to hone more sharp results we will need some more pix of the frame details. The fact it has a hand-stamped 3-digit serial is...
07-28-21, 09:14 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

Correct, and just like a Mondia expect this to be...

Correct, and just like a Mondia expect this to be metric 531 thruout with Swiss (or possible FR) threaded BB shell. No idea why Mondia decided to have a "second brand" but there is virtually no...
07-26-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By unworthy1

I also have a Channelock version of the thin...

I also have a Channelock version of the thin ignition pliers, and surprised how often I need them to snap the "no tools needed" master links that never seem to work without mechanical help. Maybe I...
07-26-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By unworthy1

Or give it a quality Phil Wood BB with Swiss...

Or give it a quality Phil Wood BB with Swiss "rings" which Phil made for years. It will probably last longer than most of us will. I have to agree: the ride of my Allegro is as smooth and comfortable...
07-24-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 759
Posted By unworthy1

Beautiful job, stunning results! Congrats and...

Beautiful job, stunning results! Congrats and thanks for sharing!
My only tech comment it that Vaseline is basically jellied mineral oil so what long-term effect does mineral oil have on Delrin? I...
07-24-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4,238
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Posted By unworthy1

Yep, one clip in the mail from me. Hope it does...

Yep, one clip in the mail from me. Hope it does the trick.
07-23-21, 09:08 AM
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Views: 412,370
Posted By unworthy1

I can send you one in "GOOD" condition for free,...

I can send you one in "GOOD" condition for free, maybe reimburse me for the stamps if anything. It just has a little light surface rust that might just "buff right off", it has no machine screw/nut...
07-22-21, 07:21 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

Has the "death fork" but unsure which iteration...

Has the "death fork" but unsure which iteration (pinned or not)
07-21-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,290
Posted By unworthy1

also Gipiemme (GPM) FWIW I don't think the...

also Gipiemme (GPM)
FWIW I don't think the serrations actually do much especially after they have worn the inner surface of the seat lug ears and/or been worn too smooth to "bite", so I have no...
07-21-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,327
Posted By unworthy1

this thread kills me cause there's a Rascal I...

this thread kills me cause there's a Rascal I walk past in my 'hood that was U-locked around the top tube, still has the one-piece stem and bars, but bike thief trashed the TT trying to pry off the...
07-20-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By unworthy1

Same here: no immediate need but I sure would...

Same here: no immediate need but I sure would like to be able to buy some when I do have a need!
07-18-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By unworthy1

as noted they (both HS and stems) are not that...

as noted they (both HS and stems) are not that easy to find, especially in sliver. I have found and used Cane Creek 1" threadless, (as well as the "original Aheadset" brand which I believe also is...
07-18-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By unworthy1

Mercier returns to France, perhaps

A topic and news clip from the CR list: does not seem to be a done deal just yet, may not become a trend, but....interesting and maybe hopeful development.
A C&V brand but the products will be very...
07-17-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By unworthy1

Since I can't restrain myself: the color namers...

Since I can't restrain myself: the color namers at BMW went to the other side of England for inspiration, they call the lighter gray "Bristol", but for a darker gray they picked "Derby" (which over...
07-16-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By unworthy1

Interesting! Was the contractor for DB also...

Interesting! Was the contractor for DB also building Univegas in the same timeframe?

I'll cut to the BMW red color answers (it was a pointless hi-jacking since only jetboy knows what color his...
07-15-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By unworthy1

OK now I have a thread hijack contest based on...

OK now I have a thread hijack contest based on this being a Bimmer 02 hood from '75:
Name that Color (Name)!

BMWs from this era all had stock paint colors named for things/places that the paint...
07-15-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By unworthy1

It has to be a Univega and the "Lawee Design"...

It has to be a Univega and the "Lawee Design" decal was something I saw later than when the under-chainstay rear brake was in fashion, plus odd touch for the spare spoke holders on what seems to be a...
07-15-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4,238
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Posted By unworthy1

I have a front-only SunTour Superbe High flange...

I have a front-only SunTour Superbe High flange 36-hole hub, built once but spins like buttah!
Also has solid axle and track nuts (if you need QR you'd have to replace the axle)
I assume to be made...
07-12-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By unworthy1

I immediately thought: "is somebody 3D-printing...

I immediately thought: "is somebody 3D-printing these"? With the metal-infused stuff that's supposed to be on the market for the really high-end 3D machines, but would not be surprised if that...
07-11-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By unworthy1

I think it's a design flaw and the cast steel...

I think it's a design flaw and the cast steel part (as choice of mfg.) only compounds that.
I have a complete 1R stem if you want to buy the big enchilada and cannibalize as you wish, PM me.
It's...
07-11-21, 12:00 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

Sure, that solves the diameter no-go but my point...

Sure, that solves the diameter no-go but my point is that the clamp widths will not swap between the 'road lever bodies' (clamps are approx 15mm) and the 'upright lever bodies' clamps are approx....
07-10-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4,238
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Posted By unworthy1

I have seen those clamp bands (either Weinmann or...

I have seen those clamp bands (either Weinmann or Dia Compe) stamped "22".but not "22.2", do they come in that size?

The wider clamp bands (used on road lever bodies) seem to come in the next...
07-10-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By unworthy1

So thanks to Juvela for sleuthing these frame...

So thanks to Juvela for sleuthing these frame parts, we may have Nervex 15/158 lugs and brakebridge but Agrati stamped dropouts: which country of origin would that point to?
Couple more questions:...
07-08-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 63,923
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Posted By unworthy1

Yeah^ but the $40 Stella/Arctic Cat Columbus...

Yeah^ but the $40 Stella/Arctic Cat Columbus tre-tubi frame is not so bad, either!
and I was thrown off by the pic but that's not just a frameset, it's a complete bike (mas o menos)
07-08-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4,238
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Posted By unworthy1

are you set on 47t only, or could you stand a...

are you set on 47t only, or could you stand a larger more common size (52t for example)?
07-08-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By unworthy1

We'd need some better pix of the frame details,...

We'd need some better pix of the frame details, and not of the components. At a glance (and since you are in Ukraine) I think this is one of the mid-range models in the Concorde range hardly ever...
07-08-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By unworthy1

They do, but not so much the brake bridge (which...

They do, but not so much the brake bridge (which is distinctive but of what brand I don't know). The nubs/points on the stamped dropouts will also be a clue for somebody who has seen such a thing...
07-07-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14,425
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Posted By unworthy1

^Which it IS^...just not the recycling they make...

^Which it IS^...just not the recycling they make any profit on. Still, if some of these dumps could get just a little more flexible with their rules they could probably haul in more money selling...
07-07-21, 05:32 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

Seems like that ^ should be looked at by a good...

Seems like that ^ should be looked at by a good frame builder to determine if it's really beyond repair. Shame to see a Steelman in the trash! Good on you for salvaging it!
07-07-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4,238
Views: 412,370
Posted By unworthy1

There have been a few stem shifter posts so how...

There have been a few stem shifter posts so how about a pair of seldom seen Shimano "NEW" Stem Shifters with MadMan era levers in very fine condition. They are named right there on the bracket....
07-07-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 63,923
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Posted By unworthy1

To my eyes there's no way this is 55cm. But then...

To my eyes there's no way this is 55cm. But then the blue Paramount a few ticks above also looks a bit taller than 55 as well, but maybe only 1-2cm or so. So has "55" become the default in some CL ad...
07-06-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By unworthy1

Bumping this cause a potential sale to a C&Ver...

Bumping this cause a potential sale to a C&Ver fell through so this is still available and I still prefer to avoid the extra labor and expense of shipping BUT I was going to deliver this to SoCal (if...
07-02-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 63,923
Views: 9,842,043
Posted By unworthy1

Is that an OEM Trek forkcrown? Looks much more...

Is that an OEM Trek forkcrown? Looks much more like a "fancy British" vintage fork to me. yet if the pix could be enlarged (I cannot do it) it seems like this may have Trek socketed forkends...so...
07-01-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By unworthy1

If you don't trust a shim you can do the Shade...

If you don't trust a shim you can do the Shade Tree Mechanic version of knurling with no special tool (other than a sharp punch and a hammer, plus some stable "anvil" to brace the cup on)....
07-01-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 63,923
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Posted By unworthy1

With that "willow leaf" stay cap it's possibly a...

With that "willow leaf" stay cap it's possibly a Bernard Carre, but worth checking out by anybody who's in that area. Nice saddle and other components. Too bad the seller thinks they are the only...
06-30-21, 06:28 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

I saw this guy's ad a month (or more) ago, pretty...

I saw this guy's ad a month (or more) ago, pretty nearly the same examples give or take, and contacted him for details and asking prices. It didn't go anywhere. The sizes vary a bit but never got any...
06-30-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 963
Posted By unworthy1

Don't know how the Rino rings will wear but they...

Don't know how the Rino rings will wear but they do earn some black/red style points! Too bad your Normandy Luxe hubs aren't the ones with red seals, you'd add a few more points (but the gold foil...
06-29-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,288
Posted By unworthy1

Maybe we need a thread just for newbies to post...

Maybe we need a thread just for newbies to post nonsense to reach that 10-post threshold...;)

No, wait! We need a whole subforum for this, and NO BRIFTERS (over 8-speed) can be mentioned! :)
06-28-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By unworthy1

And when will you ever find anything with "Van...

And when will you ever find anything with "Van Nuys" machined into the headset tooling if not this, and now? ;)
If I needed another (fun) project, and was not deterred by the too-long TT (too long...
06-27-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By unworthy1

Aside from the very apt advice to contact Jim...

Aside from the very apt advice to contact Jim Merz, if you DO opt to go with a production fork then you would want to find one with the correct clearance for your wide tires and the proper...
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