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Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8
Posted By smontanaro

Do you have any ideas about the builder of this frame?

At my recent backyard bike shindig (https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzVYeX), one of the attendees brought a mystery frame (https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzWsSC). I was intrigued. Tom said it came to him with grey...
07-05-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By smontanaro

Ex Pres I believe this is the correct font for...

Ex Pres I believe this is the correct font for the downtube decal (nicked from Greg Softley's cyclomondo.net site). YMMV for the other bits. I believe your frame would have a head badge so the decal...
07-03-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By smontanaro

No paint changes to the Automoto. The Griffon is...

No paint changes to the Automoto. The Griffon is an American frame, built by Jim Holly in Santa Monica in the late 70s or early 80s. It gets ridden regularly. The Peloso also belongs to Tom, the guy...
07-03-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By smontanaro

I didn't take too many, as I was busy chatting...

I didn't take too many, as I was busy chatting most of the time. I do have these two Flickr albums, one of the event was a whole, one of Tom's mystery frame (which includes a few other images Tom...
07-01-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 69,789
Views: 11,350,815
Posted By smontanaro

Rode my Griffon today. It is a great riding bike....

Rode my Griffon today. It is a great riding bike. Even with the top tube dent this bike seems like a good deal to me.

As I understand it, CyclArt did Jim Holly's paint.
07-01-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 591
Posted By smontanaro

My view on things is there is so little I...

My view on things is there is so little I actually need from my LBS that I generally try to purchase consumables (bearing balls, non-exotic tires, chains, etc) from them, despite the fact that the...
06-30-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4,997
Views: 530,770
Posted By smontanaro

Understood. I was just scratching my head that...

Understood. I was just scratching my head that the Campy lever shelf was empty. Supply chain problems i guess. :) The Superbe and Modolo levers even hoods in good condition. I just need something to...
06-30-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 69,789
Views: 11,350,815
Posted By smontanaro

With that fork and the doubled top tube and seat...

With that fork and the doubled top tube and seat stays, it needs to be a quad so you have help carrying it. :)
06-30-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4,997
Views: 530,770
Posted By smontanaro

I thought to myself, "Self, you can maybe help...

I thought to myself, "Self, you can maybe help ascherer out." I trundled down to the basement lair and emptied the brake lever drawer onto the workbench. I found: early D-A (2 pr), 600, Exage, Galli...
06-28-22, 04:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By smontanaro

A friend of mine was in there recently to get...

A friend of mine was in there recently to get some spokes cut. Marcus is still there. (Great shop to visit if you're in Chicago, BTW.)
06-27-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 69,789
Views: 11,350,815
Posted By smontanaro

I watched the auction because I liked the profile...

I watched the auction because I liked the profile on the top of the seat stay (I'm filing lugs and thought I might try that). The seller made an offer of €200 overnight, so with shipping to the US...
06-25-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 69,789
Views: 11,350,815
Posted By smontanaro

I like the treatment on the top of the seat tube....

I like the treatment on the top of the seat tube. I might give that a whirl on the frame I'm building in Doug Fattic's I'll be working on the frame from home for a while, mostly filing lugs. I didn't...
06-25-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4,997
Views: 530,770
Posted By smontanaro

This Dura-Ace cone discussion really deserves its...

This Dura-Ace cone discussion really deserves its own thread. In fact, maybe a page on a wiki. (Forum software isn't a very good way to save knowledge in any sort of reasonable way.)
06-25-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 69,789
Views: 11,350,815
Posted By smontanaro

Looks quite a bit nicer than mine (which I really...

Looks quite a bit nicer than mine (which I really like).
06-24-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4,997
Views: 530,770
Posted By smontanaro

SJX426 Maybe Mad Honk can give your cone a...

SJX426 Maybe Mad Honk can give your cone a "tune-up." He salvaged a couple cone nuts for me a while back.
...
06-23-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By smontanaro

I have these: ...

I have these:

https://magliamo.be/boutique/cycling/cycling-shoes/magliamo-gran-corsa-cycling-shoe-ribo/

They also sell replacement cleats.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-23-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By smontanaro

I've no experience, but will point out that Brian...

I've no experience, but will point out that Brian Chapman seems to use both masking tape and frisket, I suppose depending on the task.

Edit: The above text looks fine when I preview it, but for...
06-20-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 12,320
Posted By smontanaro

Not likely to find any NOS hoods anytime soon. I...

Not likely to find any NOS hoods anytime soon. I had some (probably still do) and asked iab to make some reproductions, but something in the (black) rubber reacted with the mold compound and...
06-19-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19,075
Views: 2,369,936
Posted By smontanaro

Right after this...

... the rear tube on my Dawes went "POW!" and I walked after that. Actually, I walked a mile or so, then Ellen picked me up with the car.
...
06-17-22, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 281,358
Posted By smontanaro

Yeah, I'm familiar with sealant thinking up valve...

Yeah, I'm familiar with sealant thinking up valve stems and am prepared to deal with it. Generally, I can clean them out, but sometimes you need to replace them. That didn't seem to be the cause for...
06-17-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 69,789
Views: 11,350,815
Posted By smontanaro

Tall Motobecane Grand Jubilé on Nextdoor in...

Tall Motobecane Grand Jubilé on Nextdoor in Chicago area, $120:

https://nextdoor.com/for_sale_and_free/24b04a47-bed2-48d4-b6e4-fef68413f0ca?init_source=other_share

...
06-16-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 281,358
Posted By smontanaro

These were NOS I believe. (I assume you were...

These were NOS I believe. (I assume you were responding to my tail of woe.)
06-16-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 281,358
Posted By smontanaro

Well that sucks... I rode my Serotta out...

Well that sucks...

I rode my Serotta out Monday for the first time since last fall. Tuesday was brutal, so I just puttered around town on my Dawes. Yesterday I rode the Dawes again. The ole thumb...
06-16-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By smontanaro

Dang, thanks. I was hoping they would. I would...

Dang, thanks. I was hoping they would. I would then reshape the very clunky levers to work on my Griffon (almost all SunTour Superbe). That way I could get closer to "full Superbe" and repurpose the...
06-15-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By smontanaro

SunTour Power Shifter question

Will these SunTour Power shifters work with braze-on shifter bosses?
https://velobase.com/CompImages/Shifter/583F3E0E-8A3A-49A0-AA46-CF0DE666BE4A.jpeg
06-14-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By smontanaro

Say hi to gugie.

Say hi to gugie.
06-13-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By smontanaro

Well, maybe. I'll be at Doug's June 20-24. I'm...

Well, maybe. I'll be at Doug's June 20-24. I'm supposed to start brazing the main triangle the afternoon of the 20th. The steerer tube and fork blades have been brazed to the crown (with only a...
06-10-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19,075
Views: 2,369,936
Posted By smontanaro

Rode from Niles to South Bend yesterday afternoon...

Rode from Niles to South Bend yesterday afternoon after knocking off lug filing (https://flic.kr/p/2nqYUuu) for the day.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52135357675_9422b7c863_c.jpg...
06-10-22, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 281,358
Posted By smontanaro

Completely off-topic for this thread, but yikes! ...

Completely off-topic for this thread, but yikes!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1226x541/krate_ff61411bb85ae507307608effb4b8ff8de37e3cb.png
06-09-22, 03:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,406
Posted By smontanaro

I would have felt weird replying if this were...

I would have felt weird replying if this were still on C&V, but as it got moved...

I am currently taking Doug Fattic's framebuilding class (having a blast, just brazed my fork blades yesterday — a...
06-06-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By smontanaro

While the price doesn't change with weight, there...

While the price doesn't change with weight, there is a 20 pound weight limit. That's not nothin', but for comparison, the BoC generally runs between 28 and 32 pounds.
06-05-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 12,320
Posted By smontanaro

I think the issue of what goes into the box...

I think the issue of what goes into the box relies on how people define the word "crap". I've always thought of it as a euphemism, not an actual description of stuff to put in the box.

A second...
06-03-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By smontanaro

Hmmm... I wonder how a headset gets so beat up. I...

Hmmm... I wonder how a headset gets so beat up. I understand wrench marks on the top nut, but not all the marks elsewhere. Aluminum, I presume, so might be a worthwhile project for someone with a...
06-02-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 12,320
Posted By smontanaro

Looks like bamboobike4 has thrown down the...

Looks like bamboobike4 has thrown down the gauntlet (https://www.bikeforums.net/22528683-post4.html):
06-02-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By smontanaro

New thing I learned about USPS services today...

I had to box up some old tubulars to ship to rancho66 today. I've been using Pirate Ship for a while now (USPS and UPS) for a couple reasons. In addition to Priority Mail/Express service, they quote...
05-31-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,001
Posted By smontanaro

I just installed Swift Sand Canyon tires on my...

I just installed Swift Sand Canyon tires on my Dawes. As others have indicated in the "ultimate" thread, though they are marked as 1-3/8, they aren't really any wider than your garden variety 1-1/4....
05-31-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,422
Posted By smontanaro

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/pxl_20220531_142022135_c057677cda8d1e668f5652c69d23513d5d2f0c21.jpg...
05-29-22, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By smontanaro

John E What would be wrong with a 48 large ring?...

John E What would be wrong with a 48 large ring? Most of us old geezers are never going to use a 50-13. (Maybe you're not an old geezer like me though.)
05-29-22, 02:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 396
Posted By smontanaro

It's not clear to me why the largest rear cog is...

It's not clear to me why the largest rear cog is different between the two. I always thought max cog was determined by the distance from the axle to the top of the upper pulley. As far as I know, the...
05-26-22, 01:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,258
Posted By smontanaro

Larry650 I'm 68 (right behind you). I'm currently...

Larry650 I'm 68 (right behind you). I'm currently taking a framebuilding class, but brought a bike to ride (on a previous visit I brought my Griffon (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmj3b97L) for fitting), my...
05-25-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,314
Posted By smontanaro

Sorry, the censors got you martl. Any chance you...

Sorry, the censors got you martl. Any chance you can whisper the URL into my email ear (skip.montanaro@gmail.com)?
05-24-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,314
Posted By smontanaro

The offer is appreciated, but I think Doug has me...

The offer is appreciated, but I think Doug has me covered. ;)
05-24-22, 06:18 PM
05-24-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,314
Posted By smontanaro

I was thinking if I had custom graphics made I'd...

I was thinking if I had custom graphics made I'd talk to Gus Salmon. He produces water slide decals. I'm sure the process for applying them would be the same as Doug indicated.

Well, if I'm going...
05-24-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,314
Posted By smontanaro

Nah, don't want to be giving any ideas to anyone....

Nah, don't want to be giving any ideas to anyone. If I did, I'd spell it rm -rf /. ;)
05-24-22, 05:03 AM
Replies: 69,789
Views: 11,350,815
Posted By smontanaro

I think it more likely that the population of...

I think it more likely that the population of captain/stoker pairs who would find that bike a good fit and who are within spitting distance of it (or any other tandem) is vanishingly small. While I'm...
05-23-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 12,320
Posted By smontanaro

Mad Honk Have you checked with the mods to see if...

Mad Honk Have you checked with the mods to see if they would make this thread sticky? That might attract some more suckers players.
05-22-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 69,789
Views: 11,350,815
Posted By smontanaro

I might have outed this a few weeks ago, but I...

I might have outed this a few weeks ago, but I was notified that the seller knocked $100 off the price. If I was looking, if consider this.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/165437034649

...
05-22-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 202,435
Posted By smontanaro

Sorry about the crank arm. Still, a better...

Sorry about the crank arm. Still, a better outcome than it would have gotten here (metal scrappers).
05-22-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,314
Posted By smontanaro

I'm not planning to getting carried away, just...

I'm not planning to getting carried away, just looking for ideas.
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