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02-19-24, 10:46 AM
02-05-24, 10:34 AM
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Views: 483
Posted By jeirvine

I actually paid George Costanza to hand model for...

I actually paid George Costanza to hand model for the shoot.
02-04-24, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By jeirvine

Cambio Corsa Lot

Here's my stash of Cambio Corso stuff. $325 for the lot. Sold. Looking forward to the build with these.
I had been hoping to find a frame in my size to build up, but that's not going to happen. Use...
01-21-24, 02:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,571
Posted By jeirvine

Welcome to the Blue Colnago Club. I love my '73. ...

Welcome to the Blue Colnago Club. I love my '73.

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01-20-24, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By jeirvine

I think those are the 1st gen C-Record hubs -...

I think those are the 1st gen C-Record hubs - they have the earlier style QR skewers.
01-19-24, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 901
Posted By jeirvine

Yeah, those guys were the real deal. Ralf and...

Yeah, those guys were the real deal. Ralf and Florian were avid cyclists:
https://road.cc/content/news/5098-kraftwerk-break-enigmatic-silence-talk-about-cycling

And speaking of Kraftwerk, as a...
01-07-24, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6,451
Views: 745,392
Posted By jeirvine

I do. PM on the way. -John

I do. PM on the way.
-John
01-07-24, 11:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,427
Posted By jeirvine

+1. That's my go-to long cager. Great looks,...

+1. That's my go-to long cager. Great looks, light weight, and a lot less pricey than a Cyclone.
01-05-24, 10:42 PM
Replies: 82,515
Views: 13,882,313
Posted By jeirvine

Nice 9sp wheelset with Mavic bags in NH; ...

Nice 9sp wheelset with Mavic bags in NH;
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3237967586504378/
...
12-27-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By jeirvine

Nice bike, and nice video. I'm glad the dust caps...

Nice bike, and nice video. I'm glad the dust caps came out. I always use penetrating oil and a dash of heat. Anything to prevent rounding from the hex wrench.

...
12-06-23, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By jeirvine

Simply put, you'll need a 113mm spindle marked...

Simply put, you'll need a 113mm spindle marked 70.

Here's my Campy spindle cheat sheet:

Italian 70mm BB:
Double -Pre CPSC: 113mm. Post: 115.5mm
Triple - Pre: 118mm. Post: 124mm
...
12-01-23, 10:26 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 80,864
Posted By jeirvine

My Trek 930 is my #1. ...

My Trek 930 is my #1.

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11-15-23, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,063
Posted By jeirvine

I actually did that once...

I actually did that once (https://www.bikeforums.net/21313478-post11.html). I think I sold it to a member here.
-John

...
11-06-23, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By jeirvine

They missed the chance to do 41 tooth versions....

They missed the chance to do 41 tooth versions. I'd be interested in those.
11-06-23, 09:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,081
Posted By jeirvine

Chances are the oils in the leather prevented the...

Chances are the oils in the leather prevented the paint from really soaking in or bonding. Before trying solvents or scrubbing, I would try carefully scraping it off with a fingernail, guitar pick,...
11-03-23, 08:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,710
Posted By jeirvine

I've been checking out the progress in the Flickr...

I've been checking out the progress in the Flickr album (https://www.flickr.com/photos/146002813@N08/albums/72177720311948060/with/53281908395/) and it looks like it is coming along fantastically:
...
10-28-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,722
Posted By jeirvine

I would hazard that almost any bike made of...

I would hazard that almost any bike made of higher-end butted steel, with aluminum rims and bars would do the trick.
10-27-23, 10:32 PM
Replies: 82,515
Views: 13,882,313
Posted By jeirvine

Heck, buy it for the C-Record sheriff star pista...

Heck, buy it for the C-Record sheriff star pista wheelset. The rest of the bike is free.
10-27-23, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By jeirvine

Google Ngram charts the usage of words and...

Google Ngram charts the usage of words and phrases. https://books.google.com/ngrams/

Here's what it shows for vertically complaint, and laterally stiff. (I can't get it to do both phrases at...
10-26-23, 01:25 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,172
Posted By jeirvine

SHIFTERS: Simplex retrofriction REAR DER.:...

SHIFTERS: Simplex retrofriction
REAR DER.: Suntour Vx-S
FRONT DER.: Campy NR
BRAKE LEVERS: Mafac Racer
BRAKE CALIPERS: Mafac racer
CRANK: Sugino Mighty Tour
PEDALS: Campy NR pista
...
10-25-23, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By jeirvine

In this case, it's the aluminum bolts that are...

In this case, it's the aluminum bolts that are exotic, since it was just done that one year. And they are even lighter than TI, so between that and the 4-hole FD, this is a great pair for weight...
10-25-23, 06:47 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,606
Posted By jeirvine

I resemble that remark. :) The only reason I...

I resemble that remark. :)
The only reason I don't regret selling that one is seeing how much joy it brings you.
10-24-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,606
Posted By jeirvine

Nice idea for a thread. The most ever up-front...

Nice idea for a thread.
The most ever up-front cost for me was for my '79 Raleight SBDU Team Pro. I was volunteering at the local co-op when it was donated. I called dibs. The co-op folks got back...
10-24-23, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By jeirvine

For what it's worth, "SSA" is Croce d'Aune. ...

For what it's worth, "SSA" is Croce d'Aune.

Here's my Campy spindle cheat sheet:

Italian 70mm BB:
Double -Pre CPSC: 113mm. Post: 115.5mm
Triple - Pre: 118mm. Post: 124mm

English/French...
10-21-23, 10:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,161
Posted By jeirvine

Nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky. :) ...

Nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky. :)
But I'm also like @seedsbelize2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/seedsbelize2-436706.html)in that my '78 Trek 930 is the one I'd keep if I had to...
10-17-23, 07:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,710
Posted By jeirvine

Those are extremely lightweight rims. I bought a...

Those are extremely lightweight rims. I bought a used bike that came with a pair in 28h, which initially looked pretty good, but the front rim literally broke in my hands when removing the old sewup.
10-16-23, 02:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,898
Posted By jeirvine

Well, it's a sample size of one, but it's worked...

Well, it's a sample size of one, but it's worked for me for 20 years and hundreds of bikes. The rope is very short, so not much movement.
10-15-23, 08:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,898
Posted By jeirvine

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/hanging_f4aa603761d9b6e579c5d0084d3e8de43bcba929.jpg...
10-15-23, 08:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,237
Posted By jeirvine

I have laced old Brooks saddles to prevent the...

I have laced old Brooks saddles to prevent the skirts from flaring out. Two holes per side is plenty for that, not too close to the sides. I've also had luck soaking the whole thing in...
07-29-23, 09:46 PM
Replies: 82,515
Views: 13,882,313
Posted By jeirvine

$50 Trek pro series in Hobart, IN: ...

$50 Trek pro series in Hobart, IN:
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3552694068343219/...
06-30-23, 01:57 PM
Replies: 82,515
Views: 13,882,313
Posted By jeirvine

Sweet deal there: full NR/SR gruppo, including...

Sweet deal there: full NR/SR gruppo, including 4-hole FD. Oh, and a nice Brooks Pro.
06-26-23, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By jeirvine

From the Ishiwata tubing sticker, it's an early...

From the Ishiwata tubing sticker, it's an early 80's 400 series.
06-15-23, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By jeirvine

Some good info here:...

Some good info here: https://cycling-obsession.com/vintage-campagnolo-super-record-brakes-review/
...
06-15-23, 01:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,201
Posted By jeirvine

I finally watched E6, about Jasper Philipsen, and...

I finally watched E6, about Jasper Philipsen, and I thought it did a better job at getting into the mechanics of what actually goes on in a race, and a sprint stage in particular. With limited sprint...
06-08-23, 10:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,201
Posted By jeirvine

I've been a fan for the past decade. My favorite...

I've been a fan for the past decade. My favorite races are either one-day classics, or non-mountaintop tour stages where the breakaway just barely stays away, or doesn't. And we are in something of a...
06-07-23, 08:13 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 265,328
Posted By jeirvine

Username: jeirvine Preferred Contact: PM. ...

Username: jeirvine
Preferred Contact: PM.
State(s): Maryland
Primary CL City: Baltimore
Items willing to facilitate: small items up to whole bikes, other easily shipped non-bike-related items
06-06-23, 02:42 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 66,326
Posted By jeirvine

I took my Gran Sport on a Delaware beach path...

I took my Gran Sport on a Delaware beach path ride today.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1134x868/20230606_075122_02f7dd546b4609c7096f2a9cf9c1ac584bc34264.jpg...
06-05-23, 07:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,227
Posted By jeirvine

I do like the takeaway: Turn up on whatever...

I do like the takeaway: Turn up on whatever you've got. It does help when that includes ten years of pro race experience.
-John
06-05-23, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By jeirvine

I use pirateship.com, which will find the lowest...

I use pirateship.com, which will find the lowest domestic rates between USPS, UPS, Fedex, and offers discounts from that. I've been using it for a couple years and highly recommend it.
06-04-23, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 126,861
Posted By jeirvine

Huge belated thanks to three fantastic members...

Huge belated thanks to three fantastic members who each facilitated an off-topic deal on some nice trumpets. There is nothing like this C&V community in the brass instrument world. (Or maybe it's...
06-04-23, 07:46 AM
Replies: 82,515
Views: 13,882,313
Posted By jeirvine

Nice deal. 8sp C-Record (and pedals) and...

Nice deal. 8sp C-Record (and pedals) and Cobaltos. Somebody sweep that one up.
-J
...
04-12-23, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By jeirvine

This page...

This page (http://classiclightweights.net/belgium/eddy-merckx/) has a 1974 ad from Falcon showing eight(!) different Merckx-branded Falcon-made bikes. The top of the line were very nice - DB 531,...
03-24-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,157
Posted By jeirvine

My two takeaways from this video are that it's...

My two takeaways from this video are that it's cool that someone like Si, who is steeped in contemporary carbon/Di2/disc racing culture, would go to the trouble of having a custom steel Merckx clone...
03-22-23, 11:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,042
Posted By jeirvine

If the goal is to sell, just let the new owner...

If the goal is to sell, just let the new owner decide. For a bike like this, someone may want to do a proper paint job, and would not want to again have to remove paint or powdercoat.
03-21-23, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,545
Posted By jeirvine

There are other Raleighs from this period of...

There are other Raleighs from this period of 69-74 that probably had similar if not identical geometry to the Comps. I am by no means an expert, but I suspect the Professional, Super Tourer, and...
03-17-23, 07:49 AM
Replies: 82,515
Views: 13,882,313
Posted By jeirvine

Someone got a swell deal. Anyone here? It looks...

Someone got a swell deal. Anyone here?
It looks to be about the same year and color as the one I got off this thread in 2018 (https://www.bikeforums.net/20145813-post44967.html).
...
03-01-23, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By jeirvine

I have this ~1981 Holdsworth Special that works...

I have this ~1981 Holdsworth Special that works very well for a rim brake 650B conversion. It's a 60cm frame, but I can send some key wheel fit measurements if that would be helpful. Weinmann 750s...
02-27-23, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By jeirvine

I have a 61/57 Performance Blue Ridge frameset...

I have a 61/57 Performance Blue Ridge frameset with rack and fender eyelets. It's columbus with some nice chrome. How big a tire are you looking to fit? I can measure it if it might be of interest. I...
02-07-23, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By jeirvine

I seem to remember Sheldon Brown saying you...

I seem to remember Sheldon Brown saying you didn't really need more than a mm of axle protruding on each side. That keeps it stable vertically, and it's the QR that keeps it stable horizontally, even...
01-19-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,313
Posted By jeirvine

I'm guessing Colnago and Motobecane scored highly...

I'm guessing Colnago and Motobecane scored highly in terms of brands.
-J
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