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07-26-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 60,163
Posted By Ex Pres

My Cooper is finally built up and had its maiden...

My Cooper is finally built up and had its maiden voyage. Bike was great, rider/motor, not so much :)...
07-26-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 351
Posted By Ex Pres

I use a Suntour Cyclone Mk II with a 52/44/28...

I use a Suntour Cyclone Mk II with a 52/44/28 triple
07-21-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,088
Posted By Ex Pres

Campagnolo can be tightened 3 times only.

Campagnolo can be tightened 3 times only.
07-14-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,232
Posted By Ex Pres

I really don't get this question. ;) It's easy....

I really don't get this question. ;)
It's easy.
An Italian frame maker (pick one), brazed from Italian (Columbus/Falck/Deda) tubing, with Italian (Campagnolo/Cinelli/3T) components.
Are there any...
07-14-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By Ex Pres

Best practice here is to quote (or tag) someone...

Best practice here is to quote (or tag) someone you'd like a response from.
07-11-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By Ex Pres

Please save them to the catalogues in Velobase.

Please save them to the catalogues in Velobase.
07-08-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 346
Posted By Ex Pres

Bought them here on BF of course :) I had...

Bought them here on BF of course :)

I had been checking out ebay before searching here. If you look at the sold items you'll see most of the prices are lower than current offers, so they are out...
07-07-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 346
Posted By Ex Pres

Deda 215's You can get them anatomic shape,...

Deda 215's

You can get them anatomic shape, or old-school rounded. Silver or black.

But I don't have any for sale - just bought some myself. Haven't weighed them, but earlier sets I've owned...
06-25-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Ex Pres

If you go the framebuilder route: I had a fork...

If you go the framebuilder route: I had a fork that was similar wonky, but worse. Sent it off to Dave @ SW Frameworks in Dallas. Very reasonable price and came back perfect.
06-23-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 463
Posted By Ex Pres

Back in the 70s [I've read] Campy ball bearings...

Back in the 70s [I've read] Campy ball bearings were only Grade 100, so 25 is plenty good. Though you can find grade 10 balls at a reasonable price. I use G10.
06-22-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,238
Posted By Ex Pres

There is some correct, some almost correct, and...

There is some correct, some almost correct, and some flat out (I'll be nice) misperceptions in this thread. But overall, a needed discussion as you approach retirement age.
Some acronyms to throw...
06-17-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By Ex Pres

I bought a cheap 25x1 die (from China) off ebay...

I bought a cheap 25x1 die (from China) off ebay and successfully repaired threads myself on an old fork. Figured the die won't see much more use, so cheap was OK.

I don't think it was listed under...
06-10-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,473
Posted By Ex Pres

So, just trying to avoid the new sub-forum, are...

So, just trying to avoid the new sub-forum, are ye?
06-09-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,933
Posted By Ex Pres

I like walkable cleats/shoes now, gone to SPD...

I like walkable cleats/shoes now, gone to SPD from the SPD-SL I was wearing. And I do have a set of SPD sandals. I was never of big fan of straps, even back when that was our only choice. They're...
Forum: Southeast
06-04-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Ex Pres

AFAIK, it is. I've seen riders post about riding...

AFAIK, it is. I've seen riders post about riding complete rides from either end to the state line.
What I don't know is whether the roots-raised areas between the state line and Piedmont, AL have...
06-03-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,802
Posted By Ex Pres

Hey, most people I ride with consider my 10-speed...

Hey, most people I ride with consider my 10-speed Ergo bikes passe, too. May have to add them to the mix :)
06-01-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Ex Pres

I was thinking good for a 650c Tri/TT bike. ...

I was thinking good for a 650c Tri/TT bike.

650c = 584
700c = 622

584/622 * 58t = 54.45t for the bigger-wheeled 700 frame. Now this does not include the size of the tires, so it's not quite...
05-05-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,211
Posted By Ex Pres

We had hurt rain like that yesterday here in...

We had hurt rain like that yesterday here in B'ham. 6 inches in a short time span. Except, I don't think it would have been fun, and many roads were turned into impassable rivers.
05-04-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By Ex Pres

OK, that's probably why I was hazy on whether the...

OK, that's probably why I was hazy on whether the 2 in my SN was the first or second digit, because the first character was the alpha facility indicator. IIRC mine was a B.
05-04-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Ex Pres

The U6 is just a little wider than a 5 - make...

The U6 is just a little wider than a 5 - make sure the cogs aren't rubbing the inside of your chainstay at the dropout /stay junction. If the stay is domed on the inside, this often is a problem. ...
05-04-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By Ex Pres

Hey, you didn't tell us you had two of these :) ...

Hey, you didn't tell us you had two of these :)

Looking at yours, I think the first (possibly second) digit of my SN was a 2. But I was never really sure whether that meant 1982, or just happened...
05-04-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,211
Posted By Ex Pres

I don't like riding in the rain - primarily...

I don't like riding in the rain - primarily because I don't like soaked feet.

reason #2: pavement paint gets slick, and can remain slick after the rain is gone. (been down [on] that road)
reason...
05-04-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By Ex Pres

I had what I think was an '82, and the only way I...

I had what I think was an '82, and the only way I really determined that was because it had the loop Simplex shifters, and they didn't appear in the catalogs I saw until '82.
The serial number...
05-01-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 60,163
Posted By Ex Pres

No rifling, no manufacturer's marking that I...

No rifling, no manufacturer's marking that I could find on the unpainted part of the steer tube. Just to add some fun the stamped, and also written in black marker serial number "149". There is not...
05-01-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 60,163
Posted By Ex Pres

My newly obtained Ron Cooper. Seller thought he...

My newly obtained Ron Cooper. Seller thought he bought it circa 1985. He did have it repainted, he remembered late 80's, and no decals.
I'm going to build it up like this and ride it before I...
04-30-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Ex Pres

Well, that blows. Get those ribs checked out,...

Well, that blows. Get those ribs checked out, and stay safe out there.
04-28-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7,184
Views: 696,085
Posted By Ex Pres

No pics yet, but an 85ish Ron Cooper frameset in...

No pics yet, but an 85ish Ron Cooper frameset in my size. Repainted in the late 80's, but It's still in good enough nick that I'll build it up as is to start.
Pics to be added in the Ron Cooper...
04-23-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,656
Posted By Ex Pres

I didn't race, nor was I around racers back in...

I didn't race, nor was I around racers back in the 70's or 80's - but I never owned or wore a helmet, nor do I recall seeing other riders wear one back then. Always wore a cap, if anything.
I guess...
04-20-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 62,977
Views: 9,598,389
Posted By Ex Pres

I don't think that's a PY. 1. Pretty sure the...

I don't think that's a PY.
1. Pretty sure the tubing sticker not fully pictured says 3 tubes
2. Competition on the TT. PXs are Super Competition, pretty sure the PY would be Prestige
04-14-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By Ex Pres

My LBS shows a 1" Cane Creek Aheadset for $23, so...

My LBS shows a 1" Cane Creek Aheadset for $23, so either size should be a non-issue.
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By Ex Pres

Maybe they wanted a magnesium framed bike...

Maybe they wanted a magnesium framed bike (2003-2009 Dogmas)
04-07-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By Ex Pres

Bought my first 10 speed from Pinto's Falls...

Bought my first 10 speed from Pinto's Falls Church, VA location back in '72 or early '73, a Gitane Interclub.
Had to go back and buy a fork after I wrecked it - so I "upgraded" and bought a TdF fork...
04-05-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By Ex Pres

Yes, this is still available. Wasn't hanging...

Yes, this is still available. Wasn't hanging around BF much over the weekend.
I'll send you a PM, but I don't think you can reply to it yet.
03-31-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Ex Pres

An idea, I haven't actually used: Take an...

An idea, I haven't actually used: Take an long-handled rachet with an allen bit and insert it in the derailleur pivot bolt - DONT TURN THE BOLT, but rotate the rachet wrench the "loose" direction. ...
03-25-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By Ex Pres

You should quote the OP to grab his attention,...

You should quote the OP to grab his attention, newbie :)

(though he might be subscribed)
03-24-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Ex Pres

My '82 GR (per SN) had top-mounted shifters. It...

My '82 GR (per SN) had top-mounted shifters. It might have been an 83 model w/frame built in 82, though. The bike is sold and I don't have the full SN, but IIRC it began with a "K"....
03-23-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By Ex Pres

You can see threads on the inside of the freehub...

You can see threads on the inside of the freehub body
03-19-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ex Pres

The front wheel is the Metalcast painted rim....

The front wheel is the Metalcast painted rim. (the rear is a factory ano Velocity rim). I had plenty of leftover paint - but it was only one rim. Used only a couple of medium coats....
03-18-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ex Pres

I've used the Metalcast blue on a set of rims. ...

I've used the Metalcast blue on a set of rims. My intent was more to go to an anodized look [as opposed to a true chromoveleto], and it worked well for that. I had black rims that I coated with the...
03-18-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Ex Pres

Link to a pic of the cleats [with the next model...

Link to a pic of the cleats [with the next model pedals]: Business Cycles: Shimano 7400 Pedals and PD-64 Cleats Pix (http://www.businesscycles.com/tped-shim.htm)

EDIT: are the cleats the same for...
03-17-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,238
Posted By Ex Pres

zombie thread, that was a 2010 post

zombie thread, that was a 2010 post
03-11-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By Ex Pres

A fellow on the CR list is looking for a 650c...

A fellow on the CR list is looking for a 650c wheelset
03-11-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Ex Pres

start here:...

start here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1103511-olympique-type-tour-de-france.html
03-04-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By Ex Pres

I don't have a close-up, but my Frejus has the...

I don't have a close-up, but my Frejus has the typical Legnano seat binder in front of the seat tube, rather than behind. Legnano and Frejus were both owned by Bozzi at this time. Your Legnano uses...
03-04-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 823
Posted By Ex Pres

Not monoplaners

Not monoplaners
03-04-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By Ex Pres

Interesting. I have a c.'72 Frejus with the...

Interesting. I have a c.'72 Frejus with the typical Legnano seat lug and pinch bolt; and now here's a Legnano ala Frejus.
Kind of glad it's small for me, but now I have to be on the lookout for a...
02-23-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,030
Posted By Ex Pres

I've used sandpaper to good effect. IIRC all...

I've used sandpaper to good effect. IIRC all mine needed was some wet/dry something like 400 grit, maybe I used 320
Forum: For Sale
02-20-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By Ex Pres

sorry, sold and delivered locally today

sorry, sold and delivered locally today
02-19-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,228
Posted By Ex Pres

Side Reply: I haven't sold on ebay in years, but...

Side Reply: I haven't sold on ebay in years, but you used to be able to not just state, but block foreign bidders (and zero feedback bidders, specific bidders, etc). Is that still the case?
02-19-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,707
Posted By Ex Pres

Though not period, I'd try red (to match paint)...

Though not period, I'd try red (to match paint) or white (to match your planned pump) bolts to fill the holes. Or maybe even blue to match the planned bar tape. I'm a little goofy that way. But...
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