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09-29-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 843
Posted By smontanaro

Rode nicely. It's a keeper, assuming I can repair...

Rode nicely. It's a keeper, assuming I can repair it for a reasonable cost.
09-29-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 843
Posted By smontanaro

I managed to get it built up and took it for a...

I managed to get it built up and took it for a short ride today.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52393532149_3de75a11d5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nPQxKc)...
09-28-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,522
Views: 206,673
Posted By smontanaro

Sounds good. Drop me a note...

Sounds good. Drop me a note (skip.montanaro@gmail.com) and we can arrange delivery...
09-28-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 843
Posted By smontanaro

I've contacted both. Will take it to Doug's shop...

I've contacted both. Will take it to Doug's shop next time I visit.
09-28-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 843
Posted By smontanaro

I've been exchanging emails with Doug Fattic....

I've been exchanging emails with Doug Fattic. It's a bit much for tube rolling. I'll take it with me next time I visit his shop to work on the frame I'm building.



But wait... There's more! ;)...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-22, 05:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By smontanaro

Maybe: Marten Gerritsen in Kiel Windeweer...

Maybe:

Marten Gerritsen in Kiel Windeweer NL?

He's active on Classic Rendezvous.

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09-28-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 843
Posted By smontanaro

No idea. Maybe it was locked and got trashed by...

No idea. Maybe it was locked and got trashed by someone trying to lever off the lock. Or something fell on it. It's all speculation though.

I can at least form a plausible reason for the downtube...
09-27-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 843
Posted By smontanaro

Yup. This fella's got short Campy horizontal...

Yup. This fella's got short Campy horizontal dropouts (1010B?) Drive side has the Portacatena holes too.

Here's a Paceline thread...
09-27-22, 04:09 PM
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Views: 206,673
Posted By smontanaro

Free for postage is a pink and white jersey. I...

Free for postage is a pink and white jersey. I guess Carin Cosmetics and Colnago sponsored the team it was made for.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52389404164_f1ce6d5dd7_c.jpg...
09-27-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 843
Posted By smontanaro

J.P. Weigle landed in my lap

(Starting a new thread for a frame I outed recently...)

I got an email recently from UPS saying a box was going to be delivered, weighing 15lbs. I didn't recall ordering anything, then mostly...
09-27-22, 07:00 AM
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Views: 866,642
Posted By smontanaro

fabiofarelli Well sure, Amber1988 said as much. I...

fabiofarelli Well sure, Amber1988 said as much. I have a drawer full of them and I get a new one with every inner tube or tubular tire I buy. Some are even not black. That seems unlikely to warrant a...
09-27-22, 05:25 AM
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Views: 866,642
Posted By smontanaro

??? What am I looking at?

??? What am I looking at?
09-27-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 976
Posted By smontanaro

I've had two pair. I really liked the fit, but...

I've had two pair. I really liked the fit, but they wore out much too quickly, especially considering their cost. The first pair was a medium (I like 'em snug) and part of his beta test. I figured,...
09-23-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19,556
Views: 2,446,869
Posted By smontanaro

Dang Drillium Dude . I hope you heal fast.

Dang Drillium Dude . I hope you heal fast.
09-23-22, 06:11 PM
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Views: 866,642
Posted By smontanaro

I got an email yesterday from UPS saying a box...

I got an email yesterday from UPS saying a box was going to be delivered today, 15lbs. I didn't recall ordering anything, then mostly forgot about it. I was out today and busy with some other stuff...
09-23-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 767
Posted By smontanaro

With a handle like "Mr. 66" would any other way...

With a handle like "Mr. 66" would any other way be appropriate? ;)
09-23-22, 07:13 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Old guy, old bike(s). Makes perfect sense to me....

Old guy, old bike(s). Makes perfect sense to me. ;)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52377507287_9e64e3d788_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nNqq7t)
09-23-22, 04:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By smontanaro

Not sure either, but as I noted in another...

Not sure either, but as I noted in another thread, I installed the Dura-Ace rear brake on my 1981-ish Schwinn Super Sport in front of the brake bridge because the top tube cable stops were on the...
09-22-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19,556
Views: 2,446,869
Posted By smontanaro

Just riding around yesterday. I don't normally...

Just riding around yesterday. I don't normally take a lot of pictures, but took a few...

Baha'i Temple in Wilmette:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52375554930_e2ba328dbc_c.jpg...
09-21-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,315
Posted By smontanaro

Yeah, that was me (not the seller, the BF...

Yeah, that was me (not the seller, the BF promoter/outer)...
09-21-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,315
Posted By smontanaro

Aye, there's the rub. It's a hobby. Most people...

Aye, there's the rub. It's a hobby. Most people probably haven't tracked their purchases and sales over the years, so won't be able to prove a loss.
09-21-22, 08:30 AM
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Views: 11,665,608
Posted By smontanaro

Outing a cheap Superbe Pro rear derailleur from...

Outing a cheap Superbe Pro rear derailleur from Bikelist (https://bikelist.com). Note that the seller admits this might only be useful for parts. Still, the price is low, so if you need parts, this...
09-21-22, 04:26 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

I sent the seller a note asking for dimensions,...

I sent the seller a note asking for dimensions, but don't hold out much hope for useful numbers. I can ride up there and measure if it comes to that. Judging from the head tube, I'd guess 23 inches...
09-21-22, 04:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 815
Posted By smontanaro

You laugh, but I wouldn't be surprised if some...

You laugh, but I wouldn't be surprised if some entrepreneur starts a business to embed small Tile or Apple chips in people with dementia. Hoo boy...
09-21-22, 04:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 815
Posted By smontanaro

Ditto. Walgreens let me sign up for the shingles...

Ditto. Walgreens let me sign up for the shingles vax at the same time (online) but said, "pick two" when I showed up. I guess that stands to reason as I only have two arms. Have to reschedule that....
09-21-22, 03:58 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,315
Posted By smontanaro

My wife doesn't deal in bike parts (funny thing)....

My wife doesn't deal in bike parts (funny thing). She sells occasionally on eBay (mostly small stuff that needs a wider market, like sneakers), but mostly on FB Marketplace these days. She says CL is...
09-21-22, 03:51 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,315
Posted By smontanaro

This place was advertising at Auburn. ...

This place was advertising at Auburn.

Bikelist (https://bikelist.com)
This isn't an endorsement, just an observation. Unless and until some site like this takes off, people will be stuck with...
09-20-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 16,870
Posted By smontanaro

In the olden days, very crappy Simplex Delrin...

In the olden days, very crappy Simplex Delrin derailleurs seemed to dominate. It's skewers' turn I guess.
09-20-22, 04:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 529
Posted By smontanaro

Randy Smolenski preferred that style. If the half...

Randy Smolenski preferred that style. If the half dozen or so I've seen, all had rear brakes mounted that way.

I mounted the rear brake on my Schwinn Super Sport ahead off the brake bridge...
09-19-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 16,870
Posted By smontanaro

Sign me up again, MH...

Sign me up again, MH...
09-19-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 529
Posted By smontanaro

What size chainring? (I ask, because my crank is...

What size chainring? (I ask, because my crank is decidedly non-stock and no longer recall what the Ashtabula crank had.)
09-15-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 71,664
Views: 11,665,608
Posted By smontanaro

As a (retired) software engineer, I find it weird...

As a (retired) software engineer, I find it weird that they didn't anticipate building more than 100 frames (99?) in a month. As miamijim noted, they simply built too many frames that month.
09-15-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By smontanaro

Underbiking... ;) I currently have nothing...

Underbiking... ;)

I currently have nothing but vintage bikes. I have several which will fit 28-35mm tires. I don't really need anything more.
09-15-22, 03:59 AM
Replies: 71,664
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Posted By smontanaro

https://www.ebay.com/itm/255727128786 ...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/255727128786


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1135x847/screenshot_20220915_045814_c289bcdab34cc256efb805b52556df0f462edba2.png
Kind of makes you...
09-15-22, 03:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By smontanaro

My only recommendation is, if you can, avoid a...

My only recommendation is, if you can, avoid a Unicrown fork. I saw somewhere recently that this was a "gift" from Tom Ritchey to cycling. If so, it was clearly his ugliest contribution to the sport.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-15-22, 03:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By smontanaro

I suspect most angles have been covered at this...

I suspect most angles have been covered at this point, but I'll add one other, maybe it's meta. I haven't any idea what your actual frame is, but if it's something unique which you might ever move...
09-14-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 16,870
Posted By smontanaro

aceves Might be worthwhile to display a pic of...

aceves Might be worthwhile to display a pic of the "beyond crap" bits so people get a little feedback about what's not good enough.
09-14-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 71,664
Views: 11,665,608
Posted By smontanaro

Speaking of which, they (St. Lousi Bicycle Works)...

Speaking of which, they (St. Lousi Bicycle Works) also have a pair of early(?) Huret Retrofriction shifters with a reasonable starting bid:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/255723492236
...
09-14-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 529
Posted By smontanaro

Nope, chrome plated steel. They need a soak in...

Nope, chrome plated steel. They need a soak in wood bleach. (Actually, the entire bike could probably use that at this point.)
09-13-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 775
Posted By smontanaro

Yeah, I have a late November birthday. I wouldn't...

Yeah, I have a late November birthday. I wouldn't take most of my bikes out in inclement weather, and those I would would be rather uncomforable for 60+ mile. I did a birthday ride for my 60th on a...
09-13-22, 04:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 529
Posted By smontanaro

Not a problem for me, but then I also like Brooks...

Not a problem for me, but then I also like Brooks saddles before break-in. ;) Actually, in many respects I like the two-tone saddle on my Speedster better than the B-72 on my Dawes.

The longest...
09-13-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 529
Posted By smontanaro

Sorta like this (https://flic.kr/s/aHskFsNLdy)?...

Sorta like this (https://flic.kr/s/aHskFsNLdy)? (CR-18 ISO 590 rims, Panaracer Col de la Vie tires, S-Z XRD3 drum brake three speed hub rear, MAFAC Racer front, three-piece crank adapter and a Sugino...
09-13-22, 04:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By smontanaro

Didn't Chris Bishop make a righty or lefty bike a...

Didn't Chris Bishop make a righty or lefty bike a few years ago? I can't seem to find it. Maybe I'm thinking of some other framebuilder. Help me out here peeps.
09-12-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5,236
Views: 556,154
Posted By smontanaro

Most are full plastic, but some (Huret, in...

Most are full plastic, but some (Huret, in particular) have a metal center. Poking might not be sufficient...
09-12-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 968
Posted By smontanaro

Am I the only person who doesn't wear knickers...

Am I the only person who doesn't wear knickers (no bibs either)? If it gets down to the upper 40s I'll switch to lightweight tights, maybe low 50s if it's windy, then have heavier stuff for below...
09-11-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 71,664
Views: 11,665,608
Posted By smontanaro

Or soak out (in wood bleach)...

Or soak out (in wood bleach)...
09-10-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 71,664
Views: 11,665,608
Posted By smontanaro

^^^^ With those braze-ons, I'm guessing a bit...

^^^^ With those braze-ons, I'm guessing a bit later than '66.
09-10-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,522
Views: 206,673
Posted By smontanaro

Garmin has been claimed.

Garmin has been claimed.
09-10-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,522
Views: 206,673
Posted By smontanaro

Edit: This has been spoken for. Thanks for the...

Edit: This has been spoken for. Thanks for the interest.

Yours for postage, Garmin Edge 500, charger, GSC-10 cadence sensor, and quarter turn mount with large o-rings (for fat bars) and two small...
09-07-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 139,221
Posted By smontanaro

Just stumbled on some purported 27x1-3/8" tires...

Just stumbled on some purported 27x1-3/8" tires on Nashbar:

Sunlite V-Track Hybrid Tire (Black/Gum) (27" / 630 ISO) (1-3/8") (Wire)...
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