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12-18-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Seat post removal assist

Hi,
The following is a posting I received via email. It sounds like it could be useful for removing seat posts and the like.
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Machinist's Workshop magazine actually tested...
06-29-09, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By Skip Magnuson

It looks like one of the lugs on the seat post...

It looks like one of the lugs on the seat post broke. Why not just weld it back on? A good aluminum welder can make it like new.
Skip
08-03-08, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,931
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Holdsworth s/n

Hi Tim,
I've been "collecting" Holdsworth serial numbers for 3 or 4 years and have about 50 plus another 20 which I haven't added to the list. From What I see from my listings is that Holdsworth...
05-21-08, 11:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,083
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Ben Lawee designed and imported the Italvega from...

Ben Lawee designed and imported the Italvega from Italy from about 1970 to 1978. When the production moved to Japan the name was changed to Univega. Univegas were produced beginning in about 1978...
05-21-08, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By Skip Magnuson

I have a Gran Tourismo on my 1971 Italvega and it...

I have a Gran Tourismo on my 1971 Italvega and it shifts just fine. I think many comments are base on hearsay and not experience. The Gran Tourismo does take care in shifting - a little overshift...
02-12-08, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Hi Costello, I have a couple of Italvegas...

Hi Costello,
I have a couple of Italvegas (1971 & 1972) and have been collecting Italvega serial numbers. Is your Italvega s/n 3619 or a different s/n? Thanks.
Skip
01-27-08, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Bad shifting is when the chain ends up in the...

Bad shifting is when the chain ends up in the spokes.
12-30-07, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By Skip Magnuson

If it were on an aircraft tubing, it would be...

If it were on an aircraft tubing, it would be stop drilled. I'd use a smaller drill than 1/8 ". Then fill with putty (or braze), sand and paint.
11-14-07, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Nice looking frame - The Davidson is a great...

Nice looking frame - The Davidson is a great bike.
Skip Magnuson
Spokane, WA
11-14-07, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Decals

Has anyone heard, lately, from Michael Swantak. I got some excellent decals from him a year ago but now am unable to contact him. Anybody know?
Skip Magnuson
Spokane, WA
11-04-07, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,655
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Hi Ronp6, Every time I see a Holdsworth...

Hi Ronp6,
Every time I see a Holdsworth serial number, I add it to my data base, I have a bit over 50 now and need to give the DB some attention. Your s/n 041335 according to the numbers I have...
10-28-07, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Seat Post diameter question.

Could someone explain for me why the measured diameter of a seat post is different from what is stamped on the seat post itself. For example, I have a Patent Campagnolo seat post (from a 1973...
10-24-07, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,738
Posted By Skip Magnuson

My understanding too was that the Italvegas used...

My understanding too was that the Italvegas used Campy derailleurs. When the name changed to Univega and production went to Japan was when Suntour derailleurs were used. Both of my Italvegas (1971...
09-17-07, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,437
Posted By Skip Magnuson

I have been ridding my 1971 downtube friction...

I have been ridding my 1971 downtube friction shift Italvega since 1971. Recently I bought a 1986 Univega (at a sale ($5)) which has downtube index shifting. Friction shifters is easy but index...
07-26-07, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By Skip Magnuson

The headbadge looks a like the Italvega badge. ...

The headbadge looks a like the Italvega badge. The Italvegas were made until about 1978 and then became Univegas. I'd guess your's is a 1978-79.
Skip Magnuson
Spokane, WA
07-07-07, 10:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 64,954
Posted By Skip Magnuson

I purchased a Nuovo Sport (s/n NU23119) UNIVEGA a...

I purchased a Nuovo Sport (s/n NU23119) UNIVEGA a few months ago at a church yard sale. I'm told it is a 1986, kind of an attractive lavender in color, Araya alloy rims, with original everything...
06-23-07, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By Skip Magnuson

The Davidson! A year ago I attended a talk by...

The Davidson!
A year ago I attended a talk by Davidson at the Seattle Bike Expo. He builds Ti, Steel, Aluminum, and Boron custom bikes. When asked what bike he would ride on a tour, he stated that...
05-16-07, 06:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 26,200
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Well they attached but are small. When I went to...

Well they attached but are small. When I went to the next size up they overflowed the 100K limit.
05-16-07, 06:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 26,200
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Picture attached - I think.

Ok GCRyder - Here is my attempt to attach a picture per your instructions.
Skip
05-15-07, 08:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 26,200
Posted By Skip Magnuson

I'd do pictures but the last time I tried the...

I'd do pictures but the last time I tried the complications involved wore me out. Has it gotten easier to post pictures?
Skip
05-15-07, 10:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 26,200
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Univega serial number question.

Last weekend at a rummage sale I bought a Univega almost at a give-away price ($5). I'm fond of Italvega bikes (have two) and the Univega is a close related cousin so I bought it. It's a Nuovo...
04-09-07, 09:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,462
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Hi Iab, Nice bike, I like the original...

Hi Iab,
Nice bike, I like the original condition appearance.
For comments - I have a 1972 Italvega SuperSpeciale which I am re-doing but the more I compare it's frame with your Cinelli, the...
03-19-07, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,157
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Italvega ID

Hi Mindfrieze,
I've collected 37 Italvega serial numbers so far and the highest s/n I've seen are *411231* and *410791* which I think are 1976 vintage. From the numbers I have it looks like...
03-12-07, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Kind of a related topic / question: --- At the...

Kind of a related topic / question: --- At the Seattle Bicycle Expo last weekend I was talking with a fellow who owns several (20 - 30 ?) vintage / classic bikes, mostly restored to surperb condition...
03-07-07, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Dust caps

Hi Tellyho,
If you find a source of pedal dust caps I'd like to know too. I need a dust cap for a 1975 Lyotard pedal.
Skip Magnuson
Spokane, WA
02-04-07, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Related question regarding Brooks saddle

I got a Brooks saddle on a 1975 bike I purchased. The saddle looks nice and I used some leather cleaner on it and it came out looking almost unused (new) looking. What would be recommended to give...
01-03-07, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Thanks Roger Rhenning, Unworthy1, Repechage,...

Thanks Roger Rhenning, Unworthy1, Repechage, Sykerocker, & John E.
Just the feedback I was looking for. At first inspection, the race looks ok. It does have loose bearings which I will replace....
01-02-07, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By Skip Magnuson

BB repair recommendations requested.

This is probably a question for the Bicycle Mechanics forum but 99% of the time I read Classic & Vintage so here is the problem/questions:
I recently started rebuilding a 1975 Holdsworth and in...
12-26-06, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,011
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Roger, Thanks for the s/n. Your's is the...

Roger,
Thanks for the s/n. Your's is the highest number I have in my list (31 s/n so far). The *30xxxx* are mostly SuperSpeciale from 1973-74 (I have 4 such s/n). The *40xxxx* appear to be...
12-21-06, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Hi Coelcanth, I think my question was "Did...

Hi Coelcanth,
I think my question was "Did the Campy downtube shifters have two types of friction adjustment knobs?" And I think the answer is yes and I think the braze-on type shifters had a...
12-21-06, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,011
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Italvegas were built in the Torpado factory and...

Italvegas were built in the Torpado factory and some have a workshop decal showing "Torresini." A California bicycle importer, Ben Olken's Lawee Co., had the bikes built and assembled in Italy and...
12-21-06, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Here is a correspondance I received: "The...

Here is a correspondance I received:
"The originalCampy shift levers(startingabout 1955), whether brazed to the frame or clamped-on,usedathreaded male screw(wing nut, D-ring screw, etc).* Beginning...
12-17-06, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,147
Posted By Skip Magnuson

From Sheldon Brown: Univega A brand name...

From Sheldon Brown:

Univega
A brand name of Lawee, Inc., former importer of Motobécane. Most of their Japanese bikes were made for them by Miyata.

Univega was one of the first major...
12-17-06, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Campy shift lever question.

I asked the following questions in the "Mechanics" section and only got "the threads are probably the same" which didn't help much. Does anyone here know?
...
12-17-06, 12:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,163
Posted By Skip Magnuson

I had a 3-speed in the late 1940s and we all just...

I had a 3-speed in the late 1940s and we all just called it a 3-speed bike. Never an "English racer."
12-17-06, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Campy shift lever question.

Is there a difference between the Campagnolo friction adjustment wing nuts between a frame mounted and a bracket mounted downtube shift lever? It would appear I need a wing nut instead of a wing...
12-15-06, 07:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 20,410
Posted By Skip Magnuson

I have a Holdsworth and because of my interest in...

I have a Holdsworth and because of my interest in these bikes, I've collected about 45 serial numbers and sometimes can come close to pinning down a year of mfg.
12-14-06, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Thanks Cudak888 & USAZorro. I did look through...

Thanks Cudak888 & USAZorro.
I did look through the Campagnolo timeline of products at <www.velo-retro.com/tline> and find the introduction of the following rear derailleurs:
1946 Corsa & Super...
12-14-06, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Campy Derailieur Tutorial Requested

Hi,
I have three bikes with the following derailieurs (all Campagnolo):
Valentino Extra
Gran Turismo
Nuovo Record
What is the pecking order for Campy derilieurs? Thanks.
12-14-06, 04:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,625
Posted By Skip Magnuson

1983

1983
12-08-06, 05:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,179
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Go for it. I'll buy.

Go for it. I'll buy.
11-04-06, 11:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Hi Repechage, What is the title of the...

Hi Repechage,
What is the title of the Cinelli book? Also author? Thanks.
11-04-06, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By Skip Magnuson

How about stainless cable housing (no plastic...

How about stainless cable housing (no plastic covering)?
09-06-06, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,810
Posted By Skip Magnuson

I attended a talk by Davidson last February at...

I attended a talk by Davidson last February at the Seattle Bike Expo (a very interesting fellow to listen to). He talked about Glass (carbon fiber I think), titanium, aluminum, and steel frames (I...
08-11-06, 09:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,879
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Glad to see you back TheOtherGuy. Skip

Glad to see you back TheOtherGuy. Skip
08-10-06, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,268
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Go for it! Holdsworths are nice bikes. I have a...

Go for it! Holdsworths are nice bikes. I have a 1983 Mistral and it rides nice. I too have hear that the early Holdsworth (1960-70) were better built but I have no objections with mine.
08-10-06, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,879
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Italvega information is hard to get - But - I...

Italvega information is hard to get - But - I have a 1972 Super Speciale (s/n *308798*) frame and fork sitting about two feet from me. The bottom of the BB is welded. The fork has chromed sloped...
08-09-06, 09:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,879
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Hi Josh, I think your Italvega is a 1974...

Hi Josh,
I think your Italvega is a 1974 Super Speciale which was the top of the line with all Campy equiped. I have two Italvegas (one I bought new in 1971 (mid-range) and the other a 1972...
08-03-06, 09:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,620
Posted By Skip Magnuson

Hey Dan, Please don't use a chain-link fence as...

Hey Dan, Please don't use a chain-link fence as a back-drop next time. Thanks.
07-10-06, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,006
Posted By Skip Magnuson

My 1971 Italvega was made by Torpado in Italy. ...

My 1971 Italvega was made by Torpado in Italy. Italvega was a Trademark name of Ben Olken who was the distributor in the U.S. but the bikes were all made and fully assembled at the Torpado factory. ...
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