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06-28-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,569
Posted By tiger1964

I presume there's already, on some website where...

I presume there's already, on some website where it's permitted, of her in front of a certain building on a day this past January. :rolleyes:
06-23-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By tiger1964

...wait for it...wait for it... Someone will...

...wait for it...wait for it...

Someone will post that it's the ONLY thing it's good for! :roflmao2:
06-23-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By tiger1964

Campagnolo Sport Extra RD

If anyone is completing a bike that could use this, as opposed to simply selling it on eBay, free to a good home including shipping to a the lower 48. No idea why I bought this in the 1970's, never...
06-15-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,321
Posted By tiger1964

Interesting and I like the proportions. My...

Interesting and I like the proportions.

My wife would say you need to invest in some rose stakes. :lol:
...
06-15-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,164
Posted By tiger1964

Uh...??? I see certain risks involved.;) I...

Uh...??? I see certain risks involved.;)

I now have, for the first time, two bikes with small flange; other than aesthetics, I don't notice anything.
06-15-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By tiger1964

Explosif is what it looks like happened to it!...

Explosif is what it looks like happened to it! Hope you find a fix.
06-02-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,432
Posted By tiger1964

That paint color just screams out for a...

That paint color just screams out for a gold-anodized gruppo!
06-01-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,364
Posted By tiger1964

The hard part will be getting the Monte Carlo...

The hard part will be getting the Monte Carlo wheels to fit. Probably worth more than the bike.
05-28-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,414
Posted By tiger1964

I'd have to look but I think that was the year...

I'd have to look but I think that was the year someone broke into the garage and stole the late-60's French bike I had built up for my wife (who ever took it, she has a butcher knife with your name...
05-28-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By tiger1964

:thumb: Tried simply "Raleigh" and got more hits;...

:thumb: Tried simply "Raleigh" and got more hits; even eliminating road bikes and children's bikes, might be worthwhile to keep looking. Have not tried OfferUp yet.
05-28-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 602
Posted By tiger1964

All gone around here. :( I'll try...

All gone around here. :(



I'll try that!



Now that's worthwhile! There are two within walking distance -- chain stores, admittedly, but I'll do better there than at Home Depot or Lowe's....
05-22-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By tiger1964

Bob, here's a photo (2nd attempt, I am a horrible...

Bob, here's a photo (2nd attempt, I am a horrible photographer) of a 4-speed freewheel I grabbed from the parts boxes; I used it in my 1st attempt to use a 543, back in the 1970's. Maybe just enough...
05-21-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By tiger1964

I presume Catch And Release? I don't see a way to...

I presume Catch And Release? I don't see a way to get the fish home, unless in the back pockets of your jersey.
;)
05-21-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By tiger1964

Very useful topic! I have one of these and it...

Very useful topic! I have one of these and it really needs a new cork -- now I know what size to get.

I polished mine a lot more than that... got carried away. And the cage is a Simplex Tour de...
05-14-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,705
Posted By tiger1964

And I think it looks a bit better with my eBay...

And I think it looks a bit better with my eBay purchase of a very old but NOS-in-bag white water bottle with red and blue trim:
...
05-14-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By tiger1964

What a cheery color! One of the better Schwinn...

What a cheery color! One of the better Schwinn hues IMHO.

Uh, the rear reflector seems aimed at low-flying aircraft. I wonder if it was intended to be mounted 90 degree to the side, where it could...
05-07-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By tiger1964

Fair enough! That said, a high % of my objections...

Fair enough! That said, a high % of my objections to modern tech are aesthetic; not that I am in the market for more bikes, but some of the early straight-tubes-with-lugs carbon fiber frames have...
05-06-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By tiger1964

I'm running VO's on Stronglight 49's right now;...

I'm running VO's on Stronglight 49's right now; bolted right up.

OP found his own solution and did not need my spare bolts.
05-05-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,265
Posted By tiger1964

Shoot, it only took a moment to snap a photo and...

Shoot, it only took a moment to snap a photo and upload it.
...
05-05-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,265
Posted By tiger1964

Sorry, I do not have a close-up on this Simplex...

Sorry, I do not have a close-up on this Simplex lever, but it polished up better than I had anticipated and the tension adjustment knob seems a bit unique to me:
...
04-19-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,908
Posted By tiger1964

I like how you color-matched the brake pads to...

I like how you color-matched the brake pads to the cable housing and bar tape! :thumb:
04-01-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By tiger1964

I did this many years ago and SO FAR have been...

I did this many years ago and SO FAR have been successful using the resultant tool on both brands of freewheels.
03-27-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,441
Posted By tiger1964

What have they done??? This is the bicycle...

What have they done???

This is the bicycle equivalent of those abused dogs they show in the commercials where they want you to donate $1.15 per week to help save them...
03-26-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,245
Posted By tiger1964

Yes, a bug in their system I've repeatedly tried...

Yes, a bug in their system I've repeatedly tried to bring to their attention. Plus, their customerservice seems to become worse daily.



Just one. Finally got e-mails messages form their C/S......
03-24-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By tiger1964

Great phrase.:thumb:

Great phrase.:thumb:
03-23-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,705
Posted By tiger1964

(LATEST PHOTOS INCLUDED BELOW) Well, I...

(LATEST PHOTOS INCLUDED BELOW)

Well, I contacted the frame builder that had added “brazed-on arch type housing stop” for the rear brake, about what ferrule to use; he replied back “you do realize...
03-19-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,999
Posted By tiger1964

BTW, Gnutti cranks after rechroming (about $150),...

BTW, Gnutti cranks after rechroming (about $150), Blue Magic and Wolfgang metal treatment:

...
03-13-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By tiger1964

Four glasses of Chateau Neuf de Pape... and then...

Four glasses of Chateau Neuf de Pape... and then use a set of punches to mark the plate. Ouch! :roflmao:
03-06-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3,476
Views: 835,300
Posted By tiger1964

I have a different topic on this one, but I just...

I have a different topic on this one, but I just got it together enough to ride up and down the street: 1961 Gitane:
...
03-04-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,705
Posted By tiger1964

I guess the correct response to that is...

I guess the correct response to that is :troll:Well, anyway, I promised a photo so here's one as I get closer:

...
03-02-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,068
Posted By tiger1964

If that's homemade -- I am impressed. The...

If that's homemade -- I am impressed. The aluminum rod could be easily sourced and bent to shape, and topped with a shift knob from a Renault 4CV. ;) But looking at the stabilizing clamp at the top,...
03-02-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,068
Posted By tiger1964

While familiar, at a distance, with cable-less...

While familiar, at a distance, with cable-less FD's -- my brother raced on one, and still has the bike -- I have never seen a set-up like this one. Seems like an extreme end-result of a "pre-cable"...
03-02-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,068
Posted By tiger1964

"WOW" doesn't even begin to describe it.

"WOW" doesn't even begin to describe it.
02-26-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By tiger1964

Funny you should mention that. Back when I was a...

Funny you should mention that. Back when I was a teenager (probably 1973), one friend I rode with had even less money than me, I mean lower-lower-LOWER middle class. Anyway, one winter night we were...
02-16-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,946
Posted By tiger1964

That is so cool. :thumb: One would think there's...

That is so cool. :thumb: One would think there's a need for a finger guard to prevent hand contact with the spokes. It might be tempting to rig a rubber hand on a stick as a "remote shifting...
02-12-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,230
Posted By tiger1964

If I had a bike that I had done a 3300 mile ride...

If I had a bike that I had done a 3300 mile ride on, it would be "worth it" to me even if that meant gold plating the frame and a full Campy NR gruppo.
02-11-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 37,583
Posted By tiger1964

That is SO cool! :thumb:

That is SO cool! :thumb:
02-08-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,705
Posted By tiger1964

Just an in-progress photo, all five bikes are...

Just an in-progress photo, all five bikes are taking a while and I am jumping around between them as I source parts, etc. But as I had the wheels for the Gitane looking better, and with tires on it,...
02-05-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By tiger1964

The stainless steel fork for a mere $12 really...

The stainless steel fork for a mere $12 really caught my eye. :thumb:
02-01-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,388
Posted By tiger1964

THANK YOU! BikeParts.com was cool about it,...

THANK YOU! BikeParts.com was cool about it, allowing me to cancel my order. Then I was able to order from Velo Orange got me some ferrules, the dropout screws, a chain, bottle-cage bolts, etc. Big...
01-29-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By tiger1964

Maybe this stuff is not so difficult to deal with...

Maybe this stuff is not so difficult to deal with as I thought. Under ten minutes with a very small right-angle pick chipped it all out. I guess the pile of shavings added up to a tablespoon. I have...
01-28-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By tiger1964

Good stuff here, I think! :thumb: Well...

Good stuff here, I think! :thumb:



Well I have both PB Blaster and mineral spirits here. :) But no naphtha



Well I have both the plumber's brush (glad to take time off from sweating...
01-28-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,476
Posted By tiger1964

And, oddly enough, not to cycling enthusiasts......

And, oddly enough, not to cycling enthusiasts... but all were wine drinkers. We've been houseguests more times than I can recount, and thought that these would make nice thank-you gifts; I recall...
01-27-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,476
Posted By tiger1964

I've given away half a dozen as gifts, the silver...

I've given away half a dozen as gifts, the silver one. My wife got me one but black plastic. It's been, hmm, 1 hour 45 minutes since I last used it.
01-22-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By tiger1964

FREE to a good home: Rene Herse Rack/Brake bolts

I got my second set of R.H.'s Mafac rebuild kits; expensive but the bolts are gorgeous. On this second kit, at the end I was attaching the brake arms and two of the bolts looked really odd. Oh, they...
01-14-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,604
Posted By tiger1964

Maybe, for those who can afford it, a "gateway...

Maybe, for those who can afford it, a "gateway drug" to real C&V?
01-08-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By tiger1964

...and answered. Therefore, sale pending.

...and answered.

Therefore, sale pending.
01-04-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,135
Posted By tiger1964

Not sure I can get a close enough photo, but YES,...

Not sure I can get a close enough photo, but YES, similar markings: the O and S, and below that, a 4 and an L. Crown looks very similar, maybe an exact match.

Hope that helps!
01-01-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,189
Posted By tiger1964

Lugwork: WOW

Lugwork: WOW
12-29-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By tiger1964

Rifled tubing?

Rifled tubing?
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