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Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By CliffordK

Hopefully Specialized took the frame back to look...

Hopefully Specialized took the frame back to look at it. It may be that one should make a special Baby Boomer model of carbon fiber frames, that are just a little more robust than the racing frames....
09-26-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 236
Posted By CliffordK

It will depend on the item. I used to buy...

It will depend on the item.

I used to buy from bit UK retailers (Ribble, Wiggle, etc), but they no longer ship Shimano or SRAM parts to the USA, so that limits them a bit. Still I'd look at...
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By CliffordK

I think someone said that Peugeot used some kind...

I think someone said that Peugeot used some kind of internal lug on some of their bikes. It is difficult to visualize from the outside, but likely could be seen if one removes the headset, or bottom...
09-25-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 365
Posted By CliffordK

As far as the fork, early Colnagos had painted...

As far as the fork, early Colnagos had painted forks. Later ones got the chrome forks. I personally like the look of painted forks with chrome crowns, and chrome dropouts.

A good auto paint...
09-25-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 365
Posted By CliffordK

About 2 or 3 years ago I talked to a chrome shop...

About 2 or 3 years ago I talked to a chrome shop in Palmdale, California. It looks like it is a suburb of LA.

Anyway, I think they said they regularly have a delivery truck that comes up I5 at...
Replies: 39
Views: 4,554
Posted By CliffordK

What is the spot on the right seatstay? I've...

What is the spot on the right seatstay?

I've seen those pointy lugs before, although I don't think I've encountered the "Elegant" model.

Are all the main tubes (toptube, downtube, seattube) on...
09-25-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 934
Posted By CliffordK

Mom had a coworker that took a nice bike and...

Mom had a coworker that took a nice bike and randomly spray painted it with multi colors to make it less desirable for thieves, while still a good commuter.

Apparently you can get rusty pipe...
09-25-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By CliffordK

Pictures would be good. It looks like you've...

Pictures would be good. It looks like you've successfully uploaded quite a few in the past.

Ok, so a Colnago fork is good.

A 1972 fork crown should be a flat crown, with perhaps a chrome crown...
09-25-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 610
Posted By CliffordK

Anything other than black spray paint, with...

Anything other than black spray paint, with overspray on a few of the components. :eek:
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By CliffordK

What is the asking price? If the bottom...

What is the asking price?

If the bottom bracket has been painted over, and cracked again, there likely is some movement there.

A boroscope might tell you if the crack is following the lug, or...
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By CliffordK

Post some photos of your bike. You've got some...

Post some photos of your bike. You've got some photos in your album, but not the right bike.
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/558208
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/26531795
...
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By CliffordK

What do you make of this "Colnago"?

Browsing E-Bay and stumbled across this frame:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265903216922

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/XVEAAOSwOqNjMF~Y/s-l1600.jpg...
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By CliffordK

If you can find a sticker that tells the tubing...

If you can find a sticker that tells the tubing type (Reynolds, Columbus, etc), that would help.

Based on the components I don't think the bike would be super valuable. Can you weigh the bike? ...
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By CliffordK

tlynch's Album: ...

tlynch's Album:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/559825
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/26524521
...
09-25-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By CliffordK

From the photo above, it looks like all the bolts...

From the photo above, it looks like all the bolts are removed.

Add some penetrating oil, then grab the front wheel with the knees and see if the stem will turn? If the stem cap is threaded into...
09-25-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By CliffordK

Maybe Indigenous Summer? Native American Summer?...

Maybe Indigenous Summer? Native American Summer? Extended Summer? Long Summer.[/QUOTE]

:foo:

My interpretation was that brief period of unseasonably warm and dry weather in the early spring,...
09-23-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 288
Posted By CliffordK

If you want to go oversized, then go with...

If you want to go oversized, then go with something like a 3/4" or 19mm through axle.

There are also "Lefty" hubs designed for just about what you're doing.

Chromoly (4130 or 4140) would be...
09-22-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,644
Posted By CliffordK

Interesting bike. But, I think fairly low end. ...

Interesting bike. But, I think fairly low end. Are those one piece cranks?

"varldsmastarcykeln crescent" apparently means world champion, but not necessarily that bike.



That one looks...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-22-22, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By CliffordK

Well, they do have a bolt in them that helps one...

Well, they do have a bolt in them that helps one adjust where the rear axle sits in the dropout, and to get the two sides even.
09-21-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 593
Posted By CliffordK

Yep... with the horizontal top tube. ...

Yep... with the horizontal top tube.

Measurements vary somewhat by things like brake reach and fork design. So a bike with fenders and a LOT of space for the tires will have a shorter head tube...
09-21-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: We always used to call the spring...

:foo:

We always used to call the spring sunshine an "Indian Summer". Can we say that here? Although the definitions I'm seeing online indicate the term refers to the fall.
09-21-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By CliffordK

What type of rim do you have? Size? What type...

What type of rim do you have? Size? What type of rim tape?

I'm not as excited about the new generation of "tubeless-ready" rims. They have a little middle dip. And, you have to really get the...
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By CliffordK

Look up fender skirts. I've seen them on...

Look up fender skirts.

I've seen them on commuter bikes in Italy, but didn't realize they were also in the USA.

Generally women's bikes.
09-20-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,760
Posted By CliffordK

Some of the big sellers have moved to their own...

Some of the big sellers have moved to their own platform. And, still use E-Bay a bit for the hard to move items, but sell anything easy to move on their own private platform.

For new items, I'll...
09-20-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,644
Posted By CliffordK

I've commuted quite a bit with a backpack. ...

I've commuted quite a bit with a backpack.

The old Colnago Super has a rack connected with now vintage Blackburn adapters for Campagnolo style dropouts, and P-Clips for the seat stays.
...
09-20-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By CliffordK

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachme...

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=606547

Ok, so I'm not a big hybrid fan. But this is my attempt at a commuter/utility bike made from a CODA.

A lot of parts got replaced.
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By CliffordK

Upload some photos to your album. ...

Upload some photos to your album.
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/559711
Forum: Framebuilders
09-20-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By CliffordK

TIG welding?

TIG welding?
09-20-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 487
Posted By CliffordK

I did mine a week ago. NOT FREE. About $50 or...

I did mine a week ago. NOT FREE. About $50 or so.

I still need to get the COVID shot. The new Omicron booster should be available, but they said I needed an appointment.
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By CliffordK

Not my cup of tea. Probably back to the 40's or...

Not my cup of tea. Probably back to the 40's or 50's.

Judging by the over-spray on the seatpost clamp, it probably has been repainted at some time. Potentially generally restored.

Some...
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By CliffordK

I don't see any glaring issues with the bike. ...

I don't see any glaring issues with the bike. The front brake has been disconnected, probably for transport. Look up "V-Brakes". They're pretty easy to reconnect.

Make sure you also know the...
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By CliffordK

Daniel3832's Album: ...

Daniel3832's Album:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/559622
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/26443840
...
09-20-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 601
Posted By CliffordK

If you try attaching photos, they get stuck in...

If you try attaching photos, they get stuck in your album. Or you can upload to your album directly:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/559323

Either way they can be accessed and attached to...
09-19-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,644
Posted By CliffordK

Hopefully police reports have been filed, and are...

Hopefully police reports have been filed, and are taken seriously, even if injuries are minor.

If it was near any city center, there will be traffic cams somewhere that might pick up the vehicle.
09-19-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 601
Posted By CliffordK

Post some photos of the frame, and the toptube...

Post some photos of the frame, and the toptube and downtube near the head tube to your album:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/559323
09-19-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 601
Posted By CliffordK

You might be able to get some kind of a sleeve...

You might be able to get some kind of a sleeve brazed onto the damaged area, and it may not be pretty, but shouldn't cost that much to do.

But, I agree, make sure your fame seems structurally...
09-19-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 585
Posted By CliffordK

When I was in Italy in the 80's, finding the used...

When I was in Italy in the 80's, finding the used market of stuff was difficult.

But, all of that may have changed with websites like Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, Ebay, etc.

Around here...
09-19-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,644
Posted By CliffordK

Usually there would be a lot of parts that could...

Usually there would be a lot of parts that could get reused after an accident. But, this bike may never be seen again. If it ended up in the back of a pickup, it could be reasonably intact. If it...
09-18-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,884
Posted By CliffordK

One of the most annoying things I've encountered...

One of the most annoying things I've encountered was at Crater Lake. I was descending at about 40 MPH down the middle of my lane. Fairly rough paved roads and a drop off to my right.

And cars...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,127
Posted By CliffordK

I don't think I've ever had a flat cause a crash....

I don't think I've ever had a flat cause a crash. Lots of experience with flats, but not crashes due to flats.

I have, however, had crashes (road cracks) that caused flats.

I have rolled...
09-17-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 244
Posted By CliffordK

I have heard complaints that some carbon fiber...

I have heard complaints that some carbon fiber frames from about the year 2000 to the year 2010 were considered overly stiff. So that might be something to try, and might be cheaper to experiment...
09-17-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 244
Posted By CliffordK

Please explain what you mean. Is the frame...

Please explain what you mean. Is the frame broken? Did you drop the chain and tear something up with the dropped chain? Ripped off the rear derailleur? Broke the chain? Dropped the chain between...
09-17-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 71,562
Views: 11,655,304
Posted By CliffordK

Soma lists their largest frame at a rather...

Soma lists their largest frame at a rather minuscule 58cm.

That Rivendell is listed at a HUGE 64cm, and taking 29er tires.

I'm sure I had seen others looking for tall step-throughs, but this...
09-17-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 71,562
Views: 11,655,304
Posted By CliffordK

Well, in the ad, it does say, "I live and breathe...

Well, in the ad, it does say, "I live and breathe bikes."
09-17-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 283
Posted By CliffordK

Your chain is looking mighty stretched. You...

Your chain is looking mighty stretched.

You might try a new chain and keep riding.

Your rear cassette or freewheel could be TOAST!!!
09-17-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,167
Posted By CliffordK

It also may not hurt to talk to a bike fitter,...

It also may not hurt to talk to a bike fitter, even with a road bike.

You're supposed to get a fair amount of support with core muscles and ride fairly light on the bars.

So things like...
09-17-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,167
Posted By CliffordK

I'd start with a tadpole. Get back into the...

I'd start with a tadpole. Get back into the riding.

Then you may choose something else. Or you may like it.
09-16-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By CliffordK

Congratulations on getting back on the bike!!! ...

Congratulations on getting back on the bike!!!

Wear a helmet and stay safe...

Personally I don't worry too much about cadence.
09-16-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 696
Posted By CliffordK

I'd make sure they post a photo of the actual...

I'd make sure they post a photo of the actual production version of the jersey before you purchase it.
09-16-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 696
Posted By CliffordK

Campañolo?

Campañolo?
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