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07-30-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By repechage

have the tool kit, less the grease tub. that...

have the tool kit, less the grease tub.
that was the small one, there were two larger ones.

boulderbicycle did have the Gipiemme petit tub for sale, very similar to the Campagnolo grease.

Brad...
07-30-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,740
Posted By repechage

I would inquire as to the baking temp and time of...

I would inquire as to the baking temp and time of the powdercoat
and in any method, mask the inside of the bottom bracket and clip seat.
( if it has one)

I Hooked my brother up with a Klein Top...
07-29-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 655
Posted By repechage

last week I ventured onto the Rustines home site...

last week I ventured onto the Rustines home site and they are out of a lot of product.
Covid in France has been a hard slog.
may not be fully operational and next month is vacation month ......
07-29-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 747
Posted By repechage

the traditional neurosurgeon method of sawing...

the traditional neurosurgeon method of sawing through a skull was to use a diamond coated cable.
Something is amiss. adding some purchase to the cable- looping about the bolt will add surface area...
07-28-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By repechage

prehistoric float:)

prehistoric float:)
07-28-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,015
Posted By repechage

Note how the front brake is jammed up against the...

Note how the front brake is jammed up against the headset race. This is typical for the early GC's. This bike could use a short reach front brake. Originally Masi filed back the contoured washer to...
07-28-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By repechage

Toast. But, I would measure and see if you...

Toast.
But, I would measure and see if you could remove the race and sub a annular contact cartridge bearing. will need a jam nut to replace the cone.
07-27-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By repechage

Too Strong you are.

Too Strong you are.
07-26-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By repechage

Spiral, easy enough, no issues. Who bought a...

Spiral, easy enough, no issues.

Who bought a bike where the Brake housing was SIS. one of many surprises, never rode it with that, was planning changing the housing color anyway...
And the seller...
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By repechage

I read the terms before the auction, I was unsure...

I read the terms before the auction, I was unsure about the multiple platforms and it indicated to me it could be a mess, previous years were live in person essentially.
Picking up an item was just...
07-25-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,123
Posted By repechage

Are the DT spokes née production? for a while...

Are the DT spokes née production?
for a while the flange capacity was modified to make them too big for vintage hubs.
those appear better.

repeatable source?
07-25-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By repechage

my wife totaled our 5 speed Rav. we got more...

my wife totaled our 5 speed Rav.
we got more money for it as it WAS a stick.
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By repechage

I have a top end Coppi by Fiorelli, in silver....

I have a top end Coppi by Fiorelli, in silver. Very nice underappreciated bike. Terrific fork crown.
07-24-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By repechage

Confente on his personal bike used 24mm round...

Confente on his personal bike used 24mm round blades.
Beef, its what's for dinner.
07-22-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,110
Posted By repechage

the rare seat bolts are branded Confente

the rare seat bolts are branded Confente
07-22-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,110
Posted By repechage

Big dollars but nice

Big dollars but nice
07-22-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 881
Posted By repechage

bearing spalling, un-redeemable slop.

bearing spalling, un-redeemable slop.
07-21-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 747
Posted By repechage

Probably Biopace rings- they work but glide you...

Probably Biopace rings- they work but glide you to a slower cadence. I have them on my OLD mtb. but the outer ring is round.

with the shift cable pulling through... something is wrong.
get the...
07-20-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By repechage

42cm model 66 bars were Always a three roll...

42cm model 66 bars were Always a three roll affair.
now firms like Masi bought the 50m roll
Newbaums does make a big spool... not cheap will last and infrequent monitoring of the tail end.
07-20-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By repechage

THAT is old packaging but a terrific hue of...

THAT is old packaging but a terrific hue of yellow-digital color is iffy but pretty true hue.

I have had this problem- my solution is a 3M ATG “gun” dispenser- with 924 transfer tape- after...
07-20-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By repechage

there has been an evolution from 40 years ago. It...

there has been an evolution from 40 years ago. It was never a stable product, sometimes the adhesive stuck to the top surface of the tape leaving it tacky, this was in the 80's.

Way back there was...
07-20-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 367
Posted By repechage

The small amount of the top surface of the saddle...

The small amount of the top surface of the saddle visible on the side indicates to me the party may be over- Time to send it off to RHM for a new top and a rework of the nose mechanics.

That nose...
07-20-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,024
Posted By repechage

Big 151 BCD cookies on that Frejus.

Big 151 BCD cookies on that Frejus.
07-19-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,205
Posted By repechage

I realize that a number of brands I have made...

I realize that a number of brands I have made only one road model. That was it. I guess one could add Super Record.
in a few, Super Record headset and Superleggeri pedals.
07-19-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 367
Posted By repechage

Minor chance that the adjuster bolt actually has...

Minor chance that the adjuster bolt actually has an Allen head.

different make but I had a Brooks pro select that had that. Never seen since. I sold it off to an appreciative owner, it was Thick...
07-19-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By repechage

A "basic" Regina in a 12-26, not likely. Regina...

A "basic" Regina in a 12-26, not likely.
Regina for a long time the smallest cog was a 13.

Later there were some 12's but the later body. And those were scarce.
07-19-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 553
Posted By repechage

Dunlop special lightweight steel rims terrific...

Dunlop special lightweight steel rims
terrific for a pre hook bead rim
07-17-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By repechage

I think like the ClassicRendezvous group... you...

I think like the ClassicRendezvous group...
you need the secret code
07-17-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By repechage

I have the book with the original title. How my...

I have the book with the original title.
How my Mom got me interested in reading.
totally messed me up for “see Spot run” in first grade. As a 5 year old reading about a carousel that the rider got...
07-17-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20,446
Views: 3,515,573
Posted By repechage

I recall assembling those in the later 70's, mere...

I recall assembling those in the later 70's, mere shadows of what they once were.
Took a lot of effort to get them to run correctly, starting with removing the wheels and tires and truing the...
07-17-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By repechage

Merckx and Sercu periodically did Madison races...

Merckx and Sercu periodically did Madison races in Germany as a team. I won't call them "6's" as they were not the 6 day continuous races of old.
07-16-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,255
Posted By repechage

I did not vote as it really is a tough question. ...

I did not vote as it really is a tough question.

the most units- Italian
then French
followed by Transplated Italian
possible favorite?
Italian expat constructed in the USA.
07-16-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,482
Posted By repechage

exchanged rims or wheels, Suntour derailleurs,...

exchanged rims or wheels, Suntour derailleurs, (plastic avoidance) new chain and looks like a freewheel too, Mafac half hoods abandoned, (reasonable as replacements are too expensive now), new pads,...
07-16-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,482
Posted By repechage

make the rear shift cable the front. Buy one...

make the rear shift cable the front. Buy one cable that way, same with the brakes...
But, those levers are I do not think to be trusted and even way back flexed an uncomfortable amount.
New front...
07-15-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 356
Posted By repechage

Thinking more, I like the freehub solution for a...

Thinking more, I like the freehub solution for a different reason, avoiding a bent axle.
07-15-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,063
Posted By repechage

the style of the bottle mount reinforcements...

the style of the bottle mount reinforcements caught my eye. Normally I recall this stuff, pretty uncommon for the Italians as a group to go that way. I will call them original, it was on another...
07-15-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,482
Posted By repechage

Seriously, really depends as with ANY bike will...

Seriously, really depends as with ANY bike will the result fit your needs? Have you assessed basically what needs to be done?

on a French bike-
things that might crop up-
Pivo “death” stem...
07-15-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By repechage

Google and Apple are not “friends” ya know.

Google and Apple are not “friends” ya know.
07-15-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,123
Posted By repechage

Find correct part or file / dremel this one...

Find correct part
or
file / dremel this one to fit

French Steerers were often filed the way of your Motobecane. Note they are 25.0 -not 25.4mm, depending on the tolerances you may have to remove...
07-15-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,482
Posted By repechage

What do you want from life? By The Tubes. 1970’s

What do you want from life?
By The Tubes. 1970’s
07-15-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 356
Posted By repechage

if you ride "light", get your weight off the...

if you ride "light", get your weight off the saddle when the washboard gets going or you see a pothole, thrasition to tarmac to dirt or the other way around, should be OK unless the rims are well...
07-15-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By repechage

What? they had smell-o-vision with the John...

What? they had smell-o-vision with the John Waters movie?
07-15-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,063
Posted By repechage

that bike is interesting. There was a fellow out...

that bike is interesting. There was a fellow out of Hawaii selling on LA Craigslist a Cinelli that looked original paint but had waterbottle and shifter bosses like this bike. The waterbottle points...
07-15-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By repechage

the equipment and design expectation for the...

the equipment and design expectation for the electro forged bikes had momentum.

consumer tastes were changing rapidly in the entry level adult bike sector.
the perceived or real weight penalty...
07-15-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By repechage

interesting book. Worth a read, price has...

interesting book. Worth a read, price has certainly escalated since I bought mine- $21?
07-15-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By repechage

If you must, get a small disc of sandpaper 80...

If you must, get a small disc of sandpaper 80 grit about right and stick it to the back side of the compression washer- punch a hole and assemble- that should add to the friction.

that written-...
Replies: 33
Views: 699
Posted By repechage

that I would be really surprised if it is a 23.5"...

that I would be really surprised if it is a 23.5" as Raleigh measured way back to the top.
If you ride a 22.5", too big, I have one and the head tube is considerably shorter.
I think the asking is...
07-14-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 475
Posted By repechage

that would get them dirty.

that would get them dirty.
07-13-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By repechage

Too many variables. A better Chance that...

Too many variables. A better Chance that investment cast lugs will result in no voids, but even investment cast lugs are tweaked from time to time.
Then what?
builder skill.
07-13-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,966
Posted By repechage

They have the tour de france we have the tour...

They have the tour de france
we have the tour of north america

payback by USPS for the Lance thing
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