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05-26-22, 01:35 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Larry650 I'm 68 (right behind you). I'm currently...

Larry650 I'm 68 (right behind you). I'm currently taking a framebuilding class, but brought a bike to ride (on a previous visit I brought my Griffon (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmj3b97L) for fitting), my...
05-25-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,235
Posted By smontanaro

Sorry, the censors got you martl. Any chance you...

Sorry, the censors got you martl. Any chance you can whisper the URL into my email ear (skip.montanaro@gmail.com)?
05-24-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,235
Posted By smontanaro

The offer is appreciated, but I think Doug has me...

The offer is appreciated, but I think Doug has me covered. ;)
05-24-22, 06:18 PM
05-24-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,235
Posted By smontanaro

I was thinking if I had custom graphics made I'd...

I was thinking if I had custom graphics made I'd talk to Gus Salmon. He produces water slide decals. I'm sure the process for applying them would be the same as Doug indicated.

Well, if I'm going...
05-24-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,235
Posted By smontanaro

Nah, don't want to be giving any ideas to anyone....

Nah, don't want to be giving any ideas to anyone. If I did, I'd spell it rm -rf /. ;)
05-24-22, 05:03 AM
Replies: 69,058
Views: 11,161,057
Posted By smontanaro

I think it more likely that the population of...

I think it more likely that the population of captain/stoker pairs who would find that bike a good fit and who are within spitting distance of it (or any other tandem) is vanishingly small. While I'm...
05-23-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 9,996
Posted By smontanaro

Mad Honk Have you checked with the mods to see if...

Mad Honk Have you checked with the mods to see if they would make this thread sticky? That might attract some more suckers players.
05-22-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 69,058
Views: 11,161,057
Posted By smontanaro

I might have outed this a few weeks ago, but I...

I might have outed this a few weeks ago, but I was notified that the seller knocked $100 off the price. If I was looking, if consider this.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/165437034649

...
05-22-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 200,069
Posted By smontanaro

Sorry about the crank arm. Still, a better...

Sorry about the crank arm. Still, a better outcome than it would have gotten here (metal scrappers).
05-22-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,235
Posted By smontanaro

I'm not planning to getting carried away, just...

I'm not planning to getting carried away, just looking for ideas.
05-22-22, 03:37 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

I think if I was looking for hub shiners, I'd ask...

I think if I was looking for hub shiners, I'd ask over on The CABE (https://thecabe.com).
05-22-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,235
Posted By smontanaro

One reply to spew my various thoughts... iab...

One reply to spew my various thoughts...

iab barfed (I think I heard him all the way in Evanston) when I indicated I'd use Courier for the font. I agree that's not the most elegant font. (Would...
05-22-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,235
Posted By smontanaro

Agreed. I don't generally like fancy lugwork, but...

Agreed. I don't generally like fancy lugwork, but that is beautiful. I'd put money on the builder being an artist.
05-22-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,235
Posted By smontanaro

And now for something completely different - frame graphics

(This isn't really C&V, but you're my peeps, and it is bike-related...)

I start a framebuilding class next week with Doug Fattic. After about three weeks of work, I should have a custom-made...
05-21-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By smontanaro

Also, apologies for not just posting this to the...

Also, apologies for not just posting this to the "are you looking" thread. Brain freeze I guess.
05-21-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By smontanaro

I think the Cyclone is their current production....

I think the Cyclone is their current production. IRD had a different model several years ago which had issues.
05-21-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By smontanaro

PSA: IRD Cyclone Mk I 5sp freewheel on Amazon - $45

I was hunting around for a five speed freewheel with a bit larger big cog and came across a 13-28 IRD Cyclone on Amazon for $45:

IRD Cyclone Mark 1 Bicycle Freewheel (5sp - 13-28T)...
05-21-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21,069
Views: 3,926,540
Posted By smontanaro

"New" my a$$... ...

"New" my a$$...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/185426079425

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/s_l1600_9a6f49fc0b002d269e87bf17d92a18c4a80a1b09.jpg
05-20-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks, Mark. Seems if I want to go lower I'd be...

Thanks, Mark. Seems if I want to go lower I'd be better off searching for a 122BCD or 86BCD crank. Jake's young. I think he can handle it. ;)
05-19-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By smontanaro

While I appreciate the discussion of all the...

While I appreciate the discussion of all the possibilities in the surrounding BCDs, is there any chance a 36T or 37T 128BCD chainring for Nervar Star cranks was ever produced?
05-18-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By smontanaro

122, 128, 130 BCD - all with 38T smallest ring?

I'm working on my son's bike (Raleigh Competition) which has a later Nervar Star crank. According to Velobase it has a 128 BCD. Looking at Sheldon Brown's five-arm crank crib sheet...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks, Andy. The course will involve working...

Thanks, Andy. The course will involve working with spinning machine tools as well, which I presume are more the reason for side shields. I have a weird prescription (look up "Lasik monovision...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By smontanaro

Glasses - side shields & didymium lenses

I'm starting Doug Fattic's class next week. I will use one of my two pairs of prescription glasses (one for computer, one for reading), depending on distance. I will be silver brazing, so plan to get...
05-18-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By smontanaro

Not sure if that was the only one. I recalled...

Not sure if that was the only one. I recalled seeing mention of a Shimano ratcheting shifter some time ago. Browsing the Shimano shifters on Velobase, that was the first one I came upon. Since I was...
05-18-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By smontanaro

Ummm... ...

Ummm...

https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=639F87D3-06E2-4DDA-8362-A6EB458D4BEA&Enum=104&AbsPos=64
From the description:


...
05-17-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7,618
Views: 824,834
Posted By smontanaro

A few things came while I was in Vermont, and I...

A few things came while I was in Vermont, and I dragged a bike home (my son's) to do a little work on it for him wider tires, lower gears):
...
05-13-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18,896
Views: 2,322,146
Posted By smontanaro

We are out in Burlington VT, so I've been getting...

We are out in Burlington VT, so I've been getting in some hill work the past couple days. I brought my ItalVega (Ellen in the background taking her own scenic shots on the ferry ride):
...
05-07-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks, but the 7400 BB's low-profile JIS tape...

Thanks, but the 7400 BB's low-profile JIS tape will likely be an even worse fit for an ISO crank, as my crank would likely bottom out. Again, Sir Sheldon (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/bbtaper.html):...
05-07-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By smontanaro

I asked the eBay seller if it was ISO or JIS. The...

I asked the eBay seller if it was ISO or JIS. The response was JIS. It would seem that in addition to the 2mm longer spindle than earlier Campy Record stuff, the ISO-crank-on-JIS-spindle would sit...
05-07-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By smontanaro

No idea. jjhabbs?

No idea. jjhabbs?
05-06-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7,618
Views: 824,834
Posted By smontanaro

Dropouts and shifter bosses for the frame... ...

Dropouts and shifter bosses for the frame...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52054907236_56e9a9922d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2niV1mC)
05-06-22, 04:21 AM
Replies: 69,058
Views: 11,161,057
Posted By smontanaro

650B Raleigh Mountain Tour - frame + wheels

Not sure how early this is, but maybe early enough to be interesting?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/185408265963
...
05-05-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By smontanaro

In this particular case, I was semi-brain dead...

In this particular case, I was semi-brain dead and wanted to edit the BBCODE to eliminate everything but the actual image URL. As I indicated, I failed for some reason to remember to just insert the...
05-04-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 200,069
Posted By smontanaro

Mad Honk has claimed this.

Mad Honk has claimed this.
05-04-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By smontanaro

Got it. So you didn't get the opportunity to edit...

Got it. So you didn't get the opportunity to edit what you pasted, right? That's what I'm complaining about.
05-04-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By smontanaro

Pasting a BBCODE snippet into the body of the...

Pasting a BBCODE snippet into the body of the message works as always.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52050228636_1962a9588c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2niv2z7)

What's not working for me is...
05-04-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By smontanaro

Sorry, I'm not sure what you did. Did you paste...

Sorry, I'm not sure what you did. Did you paste an image URL into the image uploader?
05-04-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By smontanaro

Okay, I took a look at what I have. It's an odd...

Okay, I took a look at what I have. It's an odd bunchL Galli arms, 3- and 5-arm Campy GS (both have chainrings), early SunTour Superbe, and various Sugino Mighty (or Mighty Comp, could never figure...
05-04-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 200,069
Posted By smontanaro

Orphan 170mm Campy Strada 1974 drive-side crank...

Orphan 170mm Campy Strada 1974 drive-side crank arm. This had the common spider cracks, big enough visually that I decided not to include this in a sale last summer. I just ground out those cracks...
05-04-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By smontanaro

Did Behavior of image URL insertion change?

I host my photos on Flickr which offers BBCode snippets for image insertion, like this:



I normally just paste that snippet into the body of my posts and trim as necessary (I rarely want the...
05-04-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7,618
Views: 824,834
Posted By smontanaro

Not terribly exciting to look at, but these cable...

Not terribly exciting to look at, but these cable stops came from Paragon a couple days ago:
...
05-04-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,881
Posted By smontanaro

This thread makes me more comfortable with my...

This thread makes me more comfortable with my dropout choice for my frame. I'm still waiting for them to arrive, but I got vertical dropouts in stainless steel. The bike will have fenders, and I like...
05-03-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 69,058
Views: 11,161,057
Posted By smontanaro

As I understand it, that Titan stem is more than...

As I understand it, that Titan stem is more than worth the price of admission. They are pretty uncommon.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-03-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks for the update Doug. In case anyone wants...

Thanks for the update Doug. In case anyone wants to donate, send me an email and I will hook you up. (Not allowed to post the link on bf.)
05-03-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,698
Posted By smontanaro

Very well-regarded I believe. Better known for...

Very well-regarded I believe. Better known for keirin frames, but road bikes do turn up. A bit more here (pix and links):

Nagasawa main (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Japan/Nagasawa.htm)
...
05-03-22, 04:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By smontanaro

I'm partial to the American Classic cages. ...

I'm partial to the American Classic cages.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/2022_05_03_05_53_27_647e3928d860609b2858325beec80c23bf9edab9.jpg
05-03-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 439
Posted By smontanaro

Regarding how rugged Paselas are, I don't think...

Regarding how rugged Paselas are, I don't think it matters in this case. Seems big chainring hasn't ridden the tire in question. It looks to me like it might have been damaged in shipment from...
05-03-22, 04:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks. I won't be able to check today until...

Thanks. I won't be able to check today until late, but most of my candidate cranks will be pre-index era Campy Record or GS. (In fact, when I bought the Conti, it had a five-arm GS crank. I think I...
05-02-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By smontanaro

Yeah, I saw that. Only $7.95 on eBay. The...

Yeah, I saw that. Only $7.95 on eBay. The description said it was for a triple. Might that cause problems on an older double setup (other than a bit larger Q factor)?
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