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07-30-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 20,321
Posted By Narhay

Yes forthcoming. 14th hour.

Yes forthcoming. 14th hour.
07-22-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 20,321
Posted By Narhay

I'm awarding bonus mileage of 7.5km

I'm awarding bonus mileage of 7.5km
07-22-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,118
Posted By Narhay

It is easier to clean the cup and place bearings...

It is easier to clean the cup and place bearings and grease out of the frame. If it was installed properly once then it can be installed again. Who says the initial installer did a better job than...
07-14-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,248
Posted By Narhay

It would have been nice to have the same tires...

It would have been nice to have the same tires and gear range.
07-02-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 20,321
Posted By Narhay

I've redone your math for you. Old stem and used...

I've redone your math for you. Old stem and used cables, chain and housing estimates were generous. Get some tires.
06-27-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,316
Posted By Narhay

The O of HOMES ...

The O of HOMES

https://i.imgur.com/gYeL5KQ.jpeghttps://i.imgur.com/gYeL5KQ.jpeg

https://i.imgur.com/mPXGsdQ.jpeg
06-27-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,848
Posted By Narhay

Selling a bike on eBay is a fairly involved...

Selling a bike on eBay is a fairly involved process between the photographing, listing, feedback, packing, shipping, liabilities, etc . If one needs to come here and ask for a price and expects an...
06-20-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,697
Posted By Narhay

Seems like you're semi local. It is pretty flat...

Seems like you're semi local. It is pretty flat around here so I find myself in the 52 and 4 smallest gears in the rear of a 6 speed almost all the time. I usually only drop to the 42 when there's an...
06-07-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,041
Posted By Narhay

https://i.imgur.com/BgwsGE3.jpeg I put a...

https://i.imgur.com/BgwsGE3.jpeg

I put a full m732 set of XT on this rockhopper of mine. It came with LX. I don't think I kept anything except frame, fork, stem and seatpost clamp qr.
06-06-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,646
Posted By Narhay

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/580x435/80-img_20220605_155827_01_45d5d8451c97146d2051dd4550c9ed125b6a3f0a.jpg

The green fuji in the back is a much nicer bicycle. Someone...
06-03-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By Narhay

If you could bend axles with just your upper body...

If you could bend axles with just your upper body then you should be considering a career at the circus.
05-24-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,094
Posted By Narhay

Very enterprising. The closest to an ovalized...

Very enterprising. The closest to an ovalized seat tube I've come was some pinched lug ears that I massaged outwards with a seatpost.


What are your build plans with this one?
05-16-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,220
Posted By Narhay

Of course it'll also get cantilever bosses, cable...

Of course it'll also get cantilever bosses, cable guides, rack mounts, new fork trail and and and....

I will award 4 extra clunker points for this bit of bike burning.
05-12-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 961
Posted By Narhay

As long as you can pull up off the downstroke...

As long as you can pull up off the downstroke with some kind of foot retention then I would think the differences are negligible in spd vs clips.

Wearing better fitting clothing or changing your...
05-11-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 741
Posted By Narhay

For a period a few years ago the ad algorithm...

For a period a few years ago the ad algorithm decided that I was particularly interested in farming equipment, especially aftermarket performance mods to farming equipment. I live in the middle of...
05-11-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Narhay

Thank you for your email. As per how we do/did...

Thank you for your email. As per how we do/did our serial numbers you have a 1977 Marinoni frame on your hands. Back then the first two digits were the year, think they only did it that way in the...
05-11-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Narhay

1977 Marinoni Special

Interesting Marinoni came up in London a couple hours away from the center of the universe in Toronto. My friend happened to be going by yesterday and picked it up for me and dropped it off. The...
05-10-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 883
Posted By Narhay

Generally you should receive a response about...

Generally you should receive a response about requests for more relevant details that are missing in the description and it could be an inexperienced seller or one that just doesn't want to bother...
05-10-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By Narhay

Ok, treating it as a triple with one useless...

Ok, treating it as a triple with one useless position has solved the problem. Doh.
05-08-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,479
Posted By Narhay

I'd do your hubs and headset now. They probably...

I'd do your hubs and headset now. They probably look similar.
05-01-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By Narhay

Gossamer Condor & Gossamer Albatross

Something a little different. Looks like a drillium 50.4 bcd TA crankset. Also in the training scenes he has some kind of bike with barcons. They also change from recumbent to upright in the...
04-23-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 20,321
Posted By Narhay

The idea is cheap fun. Sometimes the cheapness is...

The idea is cheap fun. Sometimes the cheapness is the fun, and sometimes the fun is cheap. It is a silly little thing to make the days not blend as much and it keeps us from shooting up park grease...
04-18-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By Narhay

That is really something else.

That is really something else.
04-15-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,470
Posted By Narhay

If you're going to spend at least $50,000...

If you're going to spend at least $50,000 (starting bid) and pay to transport and store a bunch of old bikes then paying 0.1% of that cost to take the time to figure out if it is worthwhile isn't an...
04-14-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Narhay

Go forth...

Go forth https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1250113-clunker-100-challenge-8-a.html
04-14-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 20,321
Posted By Narhay

I've added 8 whole dollars this year to coincide...

I've added 8 whole dollars this year to coincide with the 8th iteration and rampant inflation. Please spend it wisely.
04-14-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 20,321
Posted By Narhay

Clunker 100 Challenge #8

I hereby present the Clunker Challenge 100 #8

Past iterations

2014: C&V Clunker 100 Challenge (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/933992-c-v-clunker-100-challenge.html)
2016: C&V...
04-11-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Narhay

I think this may be a timely reminder for the...

I think this may be a timely reminder for the reintroduction of another iteration of everyone's favourite trash polishing contest.
04-10-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By Narhay

The 4 spline removal tool suntour freewheels I've...

The 4 spline removal tool suntour freewheels I've come across were part of the accushift indexing system.
04-09-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By Narhay

Is that the trek I messaged you with the kijiji...

Is that the trek I messaged you with the kijiji link some time ago?

For my inner peace I am a sucker for an old high quality bike that desperately needs my assistance. From a cost-benefit ratio...
04-07-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By Narhay

Can you file out the slot 1 or 2mm up?

Can you file out the slot 1 or 2mm up?
04-01-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 848
Posted By Narhay

Ah yes this day again

Ah yes this day again
03-23-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,099
Posted By Narhay

In terms of staying away from newer parts - not...

In terms of staying away from newer parts - not necessarily.

New brake blocks are made by kool stop for the pad holders on your record caliper brakes. New stainless steel cables, new lined...
03-06-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By Narhay

I went to latex tubes to save a couple watts but...

I went to latex tubes to save a couple watts but yes they have their drawbacks. I also went through quite a few because they would explode like a gunshot when pumping up if they found the edge of a...
03-05-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 980
Posted By Narhay

It is all about quality vs quantity and uhh...oh...

It is all about quality vs quantity and uhh...oh I guess I'll see you guys in a little while.
02-21-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By Narhay

If the rims and spokes are in good shape then...

If the rims and spokes are in good shape then they'll likely just need a good cleaning, truing and new balls and grease in the hubs. If there is damage or rust then that is another consideration.
01-11-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,058
Posted By Narhay

I'm all for saving components where possible but...

I'm all for saving components where possible but a pitted BB spindle with an unknown history with loose cups could have created uneven wear patterns that might be part of the issue.
01-10-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,058
Posted By Narhay

A $15 cartridge BB would fix a lot of this.

A $15 cartridge BB would fix a lot of this.
12-27-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By Narhay

Strange Battaglin

My friend purchased this and is looking for some insight on origins, year, repaint, other.

-serial # "55" located up near the seat
-Campagnolo dropouts
-Forks have Battaglin stamped on them...
10-12-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,828
Posted By Narhay

Be still, my beating heart.

Be still, my beating heart.
10-07-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,044
Posted By Narhay

I think you'll find the spokes will be 4mm too...

I think you'll find the spokes will be 4mm too long all around. That being said new double butted stainless spokes can be had relatively inexpensively. Alternatively you could continue with your 27"...
10-07-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,044
Posted By Narhay

Tubulars only came in 700c diameters. Your brakes...

Tubulars only came in 700c diameters. Your brakes look like they might have the 4mm downward space for your brake pads to move down to accommodate the diameter difference between 27 and 700c.
10-01-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,253
Posted By Narhay

Not high end but it is orange. Gitane...

Not high end but it is orange. Gitane Interclub/Tour de l'Avenir

https://i.imgur.com/7tVSb0e.jpeg
10-01-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,960
Posted By Narhay

Loosen the top bolt of the stem until it sticks...

Loosen the top bolt of the stem until it sticks out of the stem but isn't fully out of the wedge threads. Smack with a hammer. It should pop down and then the stem should move freely. If it doesn't...
09-27-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,186
Posted By Narhay

I buy in bulk from a friend with a wholesale...

I buy in bulk from a friend with a wholesale account and have collected tools over the years so my cost per bike is very low. If you shop around and wait to ship from across the world you could...
09-08-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,666
Posted By Narhay

Does the old cup go in nicely now or not?

Does the old cup go in nicely now or not?
08-17-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 43,821
Posted By Narhay

I finally realized why winners weren't chosen...

I finally realized why winners weren't chosen every year. Going through 600+ posts takes a bit of time. Sorry if I missed any entries but I was zipping through them.

Here are 2021's official...
07-31-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 43,821
Posted By Narhay

1 week warning

1 week warning
06-30-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,308
Posted By Narhay

I don't think I've ever purchased a bike that...

I don't think I've ever purchased a bike that didn't need a total rebuild except a trek 7.1 hybrid. I guess that's not C&V. I don't ride them until I have gone over every nut and bolt and turned...
06-28-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By Narhay

Great overview. Thanks for sharing your...

Great overview. Thanks for sharing your collection.
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