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05-18-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 124
Posted By smontanaro

122, 128, 130 BCD - all with 38T smallest ring?

I'm working on my son's bike (Raleigh Competition) which has a later Nervar Star crank. According to Velobase it has a 128 BCD. Looking at Sheldon Brown's five-arm crank crib sheet...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks, Andy. The course will involve working...

Thanks, Andy. The course will involve working with spinning machine tools as well, which I presume are more the reason for side shields. I have a weird prescription (look up "Lasik monovision...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By smontanaro

Glasses - side shields & didymium lenses

I'm starting Doug Fattic's class next week. I will use one of my two pairs of prescription glasses (one for computer, one for reading), depending on distance. I will be silver brazing, so plan to get...
05-18-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
Posted By smontanaro

Not sure if that was the only one. I recalled...

Not sure if that was the only one. I recalled seeing mention of a Shimano ratcheting shifter some time ago. Browsing the Shimano shifters on Velobase, that was the first one I came upon. Since I was...
05-18-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
Posted By smontanaro

Ummm... ...

Ummm...

https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=639F87D3-06E2-4DDA-8362-A6EB458D4BEA&Enum=104&AbsPos=64
From the description:


...
05-17-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7,610
Views: 820,159
Posted By smontanaro

A few things came while I was in Vermont, and I...

A few things came while I was in Vermont, and I dragged a bike home (my son's) to do a little work on it for him wider tires, lower gears):
...
05-13-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18,848
Views: 2,305,788
Posted By smontanaro

We are out in Burlington VT, so I've been getting...

We are out in Burlington VT, so I've been getting in some hill work the past couple days. I brought my ItalVega (Ellen in the background taking her own scenic shots on the ferry ride):
...
05-07-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks, but the 7400 BB's low-profile JIS tape...

Thanks, but the 7400 BB's low-profile JIS tape will likely be an even worse fit for an ISO crank, as my crank would likely bottom out. Again, Sir Sheldon (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/bbtaper.html):...
05-07-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By smontanaro

I asked the eBay seller if it was ISO or JIS. The...

I asked the eBay seller if it was ISO or JIS. The response was JIS. It would seem that in addition to the 2mm longer spindle than earlier Campy Record stuff, the ISO-crank-on-JIS-spindle would sit...
05-07-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By smontanaro

No idea. jjhabbs?

No idea. jjhabbs?
05-06-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7,610
Views: 820,159
Posted By smontanaro

Dropouts and shifter bosses for the frame... ...

Dropouts and shifter bosses for the frame...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52054907236_56e9a9922d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2niV1mC)
05-06-22, 04:21 AM
Replies: 68,804
Views: 11,100,527
Posted By smontanaro

650B Raleigh Mountain Tour - frame + wheels

Not sure how early this is, but maybe early enough to be interesting?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/185408265963
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05-05-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By smontanaro

In this particular case, I was semi-brain dead...

In this particular case, I was semi-brain dead and wanted to edit the BBCODE to eliminate everything but the actual image URL. As I indicated, I failed for some reason to remember to just insert the...
05-04-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 198,939
Posted By smontanaro

Mad Honk has claimed this.

Mad Honk has claimed this.
05-04-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By smontanaro

Got it. So you didn't get the opportunity to edit...

Got it. So you didn't get the opportunity to edit what you pasted, right? That's what I'm complaining about.
05-04-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By smontanaro

Pasting a BBCODE snippet into the body of the...

Pasting a BBCODE snippet into the body of the message works as always.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52050228636_1962a9588c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2niv2z7)

What's not working for me is...
05-04-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By smontanaro

Sorry, I'm not sure what you did. Did you paste...

Sorry, I'm not sure what you did. Did you paste an image URL into the image uploader?
05-04-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By smontanaro

Okay, I took a look at what I have. It's an odd...

Okay, I took a look at what I have. It's an odd bunchL Galli arms, 3- and 5-arm Campy GS (both have chainrings), early SunTour Superbe, and various Sugino Mighty (or Mighty Comp, could never figure...
05-04-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 198,939
Posted By smontanaro

Orphan 170mm Campy Strada 1974 drive-side crank...

Orphan 170mm Campy Strada 1974 drive-side crank arm. This had the common spider cracks, big enough visually that I decided not to include this in a sale last summer. I just ground out those cracks...
05-04-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By smontanaro

Did Behavior of image URL insertion change?

I host my photos on Flickr which offers BBCode snippets for image insertion, like this:



I normally just paste that snippet into the body of my posts and trim as necessary (I rarely want the...
05-04-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7,610
Views: 820,159
Posted By smontanaro

Not terribly exciting to look at, but these cable...

Not terribly exciting to look at, but these cable stops came from Paragon a couple days ago:
...
05-04-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,855
Posted By smontanaro

This thread makes me more comfortable with my...

This thread makes me more comfortable with my dropout choice for my frame. I'm still waiting for them to arrive, but I got vertical dropouts in stainless steel. The bike will have fenders, and I like...
05-03-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 68,804
Views: 11,100,527
Posted By smontanaro

As I understand it, that Titan stem is more than...

As I understand it, that Titan stem is more than worth the price of admission. They are pretty uncommon.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-03-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks for the update Doug. In case anyone wants...

Thanks for the update Doug. In case anyone wants to donate, send me an email and I will hook you up. (Not allowed to post the link on bf.)
05-03-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,593
Posted By smontanaro

Very well-regarded I believe. Better known for...

Very well-regarded I believe. Better known for keirin frames, but road bikes do turn up. A bit more here (pix and links):

Nagasawa main (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Japan/Nagasawa.htm)
...
05-03-22, 04:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By smontanaro

I'm partial to the American Classic cages. ...

I'm partial to the American Classic cages.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/2022_05_03_05_53_27_647e3928d860609b2858325beec80c23bf9edab9.jpg
05-03-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By smontanaro

Regarding how rugged Paselas are, I don't think...

Regarding how rugged Paselas are, I don't think it matters in this case. Seems big chainring hasn't ridden the tire in question. It looks to me like it might have been damaged in shipment from...
05-03-22, 04:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks. I won't be able to check today until...

Thanks. I won't be able to check today until late, but most of my candidate cranks will be pre-index era Campy Record or GS. (In fact, when I bought the Conti, it had a five-arm GS crank. I think I...
05-02-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By smontanaro

Yeah, I saw that. Only $7.95 on eBay. The...

Yeah, I saw that. Only $7.95 on eBay. The description said it was for a triple. Might that cause problems on an older double setup (other than a bit larger Q factor)?
05-02-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By smontanaro

WTB/WTT a couple Italian threaded bottom brackets

I've grown tired of banging my head on a couple Italian frames in my basement (Conti Special and Atala Super Pro) and decided I should at least build them up so I can begin tripping on them instead,...
05-02-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By smontanaro

Seems unlikely. I dithered a bit too long...

Seems unlikely. I dithered a bit too long deciding about just what I needed/wanted and so am still waiting for some small bits to arrive. I'm waiting for small shipments to come from California,...
05-02-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,855
Posted By smontanaro

My bad. I misunderstood.

My bad. I misunderstood.
05-02-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,855
Posted By smontanaro

I have one bike with SIS (7sp, Regina America...

I have one bike with SIS (7sp, Regina America 1992 group), my Univega Super Speciale, made by Miyata I believe. I don't think I've messed with indexed shifting since an Accushift experiment about 10...
05-02-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,855
Posted By smontanaro

I've seen mention of this tool (these tools?)...

I've seen mention of this tool (these tools?) before, have never seen what they look like. Anybody got a picture handy? I came across this blog post...
05-01-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 68,804
Views: 11,100,527
Posted By smontanaro

So do I, but I bought it anyway. :) Thanks for...

So do I, but I bought it anyway. :) Thanks for outing it. Seller said "spring problem" so maybe it's just good for parts. Still seems reasonable.
04-30-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18,848
Views: 2,305,788
Posted By smontanaro

Still getting (re?)acquainted with my beater...

Still getting (re?)acquainted with my beater Dawes. I had this Brooks B72 which I tried on it a couple years ago, didn't like it AT ALL, but returned to it recently. I'd put an Ideale 2002 on, hated...
04-30-22, 04:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By smontanaro

Did SunTour offer front derailleurs with...

Did SunTour offer front derailleurs with metric-sized clamps? If so, I wonder if one of those was mounted. I've never experienced problems with and SunTour front derailleurs. Now, Huret Jubilee or...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-27-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By smontanaro

Backyard Bike Shindig June 26 (Evanston IL)

FYI... See this C&V forum post (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1250779-backyard-bike-shindig-june-26-evanston-il.html) for details.
04-27-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By smontanaro

Backyard Bike Shindig June 26 (Evanston IL)

In Spring 2019 I hosted a small vintage bike swap meet/get-together in my backyard. (I live in Evanston IL.) We kinda froze our tushies off, but had a good time just the same. For what should be...
04-26-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 742
Posted By smontanaro

While that's certainly useful, it won't catch...

While that's certainly useful, it won't catch problems with proprietary tools like Norton Antivirus, and (for better or worse) the bulk of most antivirus programs are probably such proprietary tools...
04-26-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 9,367
Posted By smontanaro

My lovely wife recently purchased a Leesa...

My lovely wife recently purchased a Leesa mattress (foam and spring). Like most foam mattresses, it comes in a vacuum sealed bag, rolled up in a box. While their FAQ tells you the mattresses are...
04-26-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 742
Posted By smontanaro

Looks like TA has 144BCD 41t & 42t rings on their...

Looks like TA has 144BCD 41t & 42t rings on their website for about €50:

https://specialites-ta.com/23-campagnolo?q=Entraxe-%C3%B8144mm%5C/5+branches
04-26-22, 04:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 742
Posted By smontanaro

jonwvara, I'm glad to hear your site is "working"...

jonwvara, I'm glad to hear your site is "working" again. I hope the orders start flooding in. (Alas, I live in the Chicago area, so have little need for triplizers, or I would probably have bought...
04-24-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 68,804
Views: 11,100,527
Posted By smontanaro

62cm Cramerotti frame on pinkbike

Doesn't have a fork, so maker sure it's straight:

https://m.pinkbike.com/buysell/3312342/

...
04-24-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7,610
Views: 820,159
Posted By smontanaro

In my experience, Kool Stop normally puts their...

In my experience, Kool Stop normally puts their name on the back side where it will be hidden when installed in the holder. (I think their original reproduction pads for Campy Record brakes might...
Forum: For Sale
04-23-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,374
Sticky Saddle swap
Views: 355,124
Posted By smontanaro

I gave an old Ideale 2002 a test ride today. My...

I gave an old Ideale 2002 a test ride today. My butt didn't like it, and unlike leather Ideale or Brooks saddles, I'm skeptical this guy will ever "break in." I also failed to cotton to a Brooks B72...
04-23-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18,848
Views: 2,305,788
Posted By smontanaro

Shakedown ride on my Dawes Galaxy. It hasn't been...

Shakedown ride on my Dawes Galaxy. It hasn't been roadworthy in a couple years. Moved the mismatched SKS fenders over from my Eisentraut (which will eventually get new fenders suiting its status in...
04-22-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 797
Posted By smontanaro

Veering a bit off-topic... As someone who...

Veering a bit off-topic...

As someone who only recently created a TLS/SSL certificate for the first time (using Let's Encrypt), I was mildly surprised to find the certificate expires every 90...
04-21-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18,848
Views: 2,305,788
Posted By smontanaro

Just out and about on my Griffon, but it was nice...

Just out and about on my Griffon, but it was nice enough to sort of require sunscreen (first time this year). Japanese garden at Chicago Botanic Garden:
...
04-21-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21,057
Views: 3,910,157
Posted By smontanaro

Yes, I got a "price drop" email from eBay a...

Yes, I got a "price drop" email from eBay a couple days later. The "discount" was something like $29,000. :D
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