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09-25-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 219
Posted By repechage

Looks like a red rubber indoor trainer tire. ...

Looks like a red rubber indoor trainer tire.
was not aware until my neighbor bought one.
09-24-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,232
Posted By repechage

I won an auction for a bike, paid promptly and...

I won an auction for a bike, paid promptly and crickets. Then, if you offered me $600 more I would consider selling! I reported the extortion attempt to eBay, I finally got a reply, we will give him...
Replies: 18
Views: 507
Posted By repechage

All in the Zip Code.

All in the Zip Code.
09-23-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,715
Posted By repechage

yes. Three roadbike climbing time trial ...

yes. Three
roadbike
climbing
time trial

originally there were colored stripes on the top of the crown to designate

I should add that this was when they were all painted as LeJeune. (...
09-22-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By repechage

Marcel is a character. He was looking to hire, I...

Marcel is a character. He was looking to hire, I went in, I had been working at a pro level shop for over five years. We discussed how to and such, offered a job at minimum wage.
I laughed to...
09-22-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,715
Posted By repechage

on that white/ yellow Masi- the seat lug was...

on that white/ yellow Masi- the seat lug was investment cast BUT the forward extension tang of the seat tube was welded in place with the graduated holes. This was a Mario thing.
that interestingly...
09-22-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 267
Posted By repechage

I would go with much thinner leather, machine...

I would go with much thinner leather, machine stitch it and sew in a bone as a shape control.
09-21-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 424
Posted By repechage

and before that a medium metallic blue. ...

and before that a medium metallic blue.

"Molteni" Orange is possibly two colors for sure. Fortunately not trademarked like Gulf Oil light blue and Orange where automakers have to pay a handsome...
09-21-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,715
Posted By repechage

A Super Masi. you do still have to pedal. ...

A Super Masi.

you do still have to pedal.

A few in the bike room.
09-19-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,705
Posted By repechage

QUOTE=Guerc;22651873]Cleaned up, a round of...

QUOTE=Guerc;22651873]Cleaned up, a round of rubbing compound, and coat of turtle wax to protect from the elements

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V at this time was for Verona. There was one contract builder there...
09-18-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 828
Posted By repechage

Fork looks a decade older at least.

Fork looks a decade older at least.
09-18-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,657
Posted By repechage

suntour power ratchet, superior to those, but the...

suntour power ratchet, superior to those, but the chrome finish was well done by Schwinn
09-18-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By repechage

wont be easy but they do exist Aero Gran Compe...

wont be easy but they do exist Aero Gran Compe came in black ( those might be too small) and Gran Compe also made a Campag copy in black.
09-17-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,800
Posted By repechage

Built For SPEED. look at the bulk of those...

Built For SPEED.
look at the bulk of those chain stays.
09-17-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By repechage

The real example appears to have a better head...

The real example appears to have a better head angle- that road test bike was big and had a really steep head angle.
pretty low trail also.
09-16-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,705
Posted By repechage

When Carlsbad started the product sheet called...

When Carlsbad started the product sheet called the color Orange-Red. Color got darker later in the 80's. and moved again, closer to Red, but still with yellow and black mixed in.

This should be a...
09-16-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,194
Posted By repechage

I like the Pogliaghi track tandem in the...

I like the Pogliaghi track tandem in the background with the fork bracing.
back when the Concours was on a proper lawn.
09-14-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,194
Posted By repechage

just too strong you are.

just too strong you are.
09-14-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,800
Posted By repechage

love the background. when I see uncommon set...

love the background.

when I see uncommon set ups, saddle most often, I see a the adjustment as a way to address a more basic issue. Really need to see the rider on the bike in use. Or at least a...
09-14-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,194
Posted By repechage

Fashion. Eddy used low flange, follow the...

Fashion.

Eddy used low flange, follow the Champion.

Last two bikes I built up have high flange hubs. Dare to be different.
09-14-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,684
Posted By repechage

Understand the sign, but I would rephrase it a...

Understand the sign, but I would rephrase it a bit.
way back it was to keep junk out, a bike shaped object that will suck up time and never really be acceptable.
Probably more of them out there...
09-10-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 508
Posted By repechage

124mm is pretty long- even the later post CPSC...

124mm is pretty long- even the later post CPSC two ring of 115 add in an additional cog and 121-122.

I think to get that wide one would need a mtb spindle- which complicates things as many Mtb...
09-10-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 404
Posted By repechage

this is finessed- that is minimum effort, so is...

this is finessed-
that is minimum effort, so is the seat lug, could well be very well brazed and of smart geometry, just no effort beyond assembly.

...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By repechage

#670 would be early 1975, or late late 1974. Note...

#670 would be early 1975, or late late 1974. Note the forks were made in batches and basically to size, then left to the chrome shop. Bike 1000 was about mid 1975. that was probably peak production....
09-02-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,217
Posted By repechage

There was an old Campag tool kit there, the one...

There was an old Campag tool kit there, the one with the wood furniture...

that would be worth some dollaroes
09-02-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,217
Posted By repechage

I have one that the reamer is worn- so the facer...

I have one that the reamer is worn- so the facer is the ticket on that one. Marked in red in the flutes
09-02-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 615
Posted By repechage

things are different in the UK. may not be able...

things are different in the UK.
may not be able to get that paint in the USA and for sure not in California.
09-01-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By repechage

Just encountering this- the plan- assuming...

Just encountering this-
the plan-
assuming cables at least loose
remove clamping bolt
blue tape or siliconized paper and tape farther down the tube- open the clamp a bit to be scratch free- clean...
08-31-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 697
Posted By repechage

Follis built tandems for Gitane and others. a...

Follis built tandems for Gitane and others.
a niche of theirs.
not all Gitane tandems are Follis , but the better ones are
08-31-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,862
Posted By repechage

73 on a lug is the angle, did not receive much...

73 on a lug is the angle, did not receive much filing attention.
08-30-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By repechage

Reminded of these- ...

Reminded of these-


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/725x369/512e7041_512d_4a6e_8133_bc90e25442b5_bb9b56d6760e5f69ca57e129911e99dee04b14a2.jpeg

when first resurfaced,...
08-30-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,187
Posted By repechage

Appears the judging was very challenging. I...

Appears the judging was very challenging.
I would not want to do it.
08-30-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By repechage

Was Faema then Faemino Faema was the espresso...

Was Faema then Faemino
Faema was the espresso machines
Faemino was the associated coffee

Simpson introduced Merckx to Masi.
there was a direct tie to Masi with Merckx, Alberto was a mechanic...
08-30-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By repechage

I would prefer to have a Bridgeport Mill but...

I would prefer to have a Bridgeport Mill
but that is what I learned on.

would not even need a digital readout and power feed... but would be nice!
08-30-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By repechage

The UCI really had it in for Scott. LaMond used...

The UCI really had it in for Scott.
LaMond used the drop ins to good effect in one TdF.
problem was they were patented.
08-29-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,187
Posted By repechage

Cleanest PX-10 in the world. good Hour bike...

Cleanest PX-10 in the world.

good Hour bike replica.
last image of the real one had the seatpost nearly slammed down in the frame. :(
that set of images did show Pino like tubes running...
08-28-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,187
Posted By repechage

that Confente is interesting. when built is was...

that Confente is interesting.
when built is was painted and transferred as a LeJeune.
the paint, transfers, were dreadful. It was under duress true enough, the headtube was dark blue and those old...
08-28-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,612
Posted By repechage

Race bikes should make a Statement

Race bikes should make a Statement
08-27-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By repechage

All made an assumption before the race, at that...

All made an assumption before the race, at that time the lead group was down to 13, one's turn to pull was not too far away.
a guy would falter, next through would attack to dispatch him from the...
08-27-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 693
Posted By repechage

Why settle for mediocrity when perfection is...

Why settle for mediocrity when perfection is attainable?

CR Group used to be a listserv. No images, all text. I actually liked that. Made one to be precise in describing things.

and a few...
08-26-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 812
Posted By repechage

I almost bought a Look or a Time at one point. ...

I almost bought a Look or a Time at one point.
when both were doing the seat post mast thing as I recall.
then Look has that exclusive to them oversized bearing crank set...

I did not spend my...
08-25-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 659
Posted By repechage

When tape was cheap, running odd color combos...

When tape was cheap, running odd color combos just to move old stock was a bike mechanics perk.

but fresh white tape on race day, that is what Eddy did.
08-25-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By repechage

At some point it will fail. will not put you to...

At some point it will fail.
will not put you to the ground but could ruin your day.
when?
no idea, don't invest in paint other than to prevent future rust,
08-22-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 838
Posted By repechage

Three lower holes my guess were to stabilize a U...

Three lower holes my guess were to stabilize a U lock bracket.

PX-10's are known to have a cork stuffed down the seat tube half to 2/3rds down.
remove the seat post and run a rod to confirm.

a...
08-22-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 599
Posted By repechage

Size discount and top tube dent discount. Should...

Size discount and top tube dent discount. Should be a capable rider once given a full rebuild.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By repechage

magnesium and aluminum... corrosion known well...

magnesium and aluminum... corrosion
known well to V tail Bonanza owners
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By repechage

50/50 the seller backs out after figuring out...

50/50 the seller backs out after figuring out what "free ship" cost them.
08-16-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By repechage

setback and top tube length do suggest a position...

setback and top tube length do suggest a position on the bike. To ignore them is weird.
you are correct "as built " is just that, you do not have control, but it should influence a decision to buy,...
08-16-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By repechage

Richard Sachs at one point wrote the target was...

Richard Sachs at one point wrote the target was an 11 cm stem. That is not very specific as it leaves out handlebar shape which can vary quite a bit, some bar shapes have more forward “throw’.
...
08-15-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By repechage

might need that OBO other than it being a...

might need that OBO

other than it being a lugged frame, does not shout C&V
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