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07-19-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By top506

I'm inclined to agree. The rear DOs are Campy, as...

I'm inclined to agree. The rear DOs are Campy, as they are on my other GJ. The front are unmarked. The RD is the Campy-compatable version, with the stop cast into the upper pivot body eliminating the...
07-19-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By top506

Gifted with a mystery Motobecane

Was chatting with a customer on the job as he admired my Alan/Gurt on display when he said he had an old bike of his in the attic and did I want it. I said sure, thinking of a bike boom pug, Raleigh,...
07-09-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,417
Posted By top506

One good thing about the vid coverage: I no...

One good thing about the vid coverage: I no longer have to explain what a lead out is to my coworkers.

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06-13-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 711
Posted By top506

Last spring I got a lot of enjoyment out of a...

Last spring I got a lot of enjoyment out of a similar bike:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1198710-my-completely-nothing-special-italian-bike-boom-gaspipe-nostaglia-build.html

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06-09-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By top506

My '89 SR 500 'Black Lightning' is a rocket. ...

My '89 SR 500 'Black Lightning' is a rocket.

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06-08-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,702
Posted By top506

Well said. Top

Well said.

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06-03-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,702
Posted By top506

Looks like a solution looking for a problem. My...

Looks like a solution looking for a problem. My opinion only.

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05-12-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,754
Posted By top506

And here we are, just over a year later, with the...

And here we are, just over a year later, with the New Star hubs laced to Fiamme alloy rims and a Regina Oro I'd been hording.

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05-10-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By top506

That's almost too bad, as I really like those...

That's almost too bad, as I really like those high-flange cartridge bearing hubs. 7400 is tough to beat if you're not seduced by the aesthetics.
My Aerospace Pro came to me with those high-flange...
05-09-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,430
Posted By top506

My Gurt/Alan retained the Alan pantos. ...

My Gurt/Alan retained the Alan pantos.


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05-03-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,170
Posted By top506

When I was young and dumb I was introduced to the...

When I was young and dumb I was introduced to the phrase "embrace the suck".

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04-27-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,361
Posted By top506

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Just about done. It'll get it's own thread in about a week or so.

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04-27-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,474
Posted By top506

I had no qualms about mixing and matching Mavic...

I had no qualms about mixing and matching Mavic of different periods:


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04-19-21, 05:35 PM
04-11-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By top506

My '73 Schwinn Super Sport is running on the...

My '73 Schwinn Super Sport is running on the original tubes.

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03-24-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By top506

V GT. I just overhauled one of these: ...

V GT.
I just overhauled one of these:


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03-24-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,636
Posted By top506

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It's not one of the things I get super anal about, but I thought this Moto turned...
03-15-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By top506

Tufo sells the Jandd bag with their logo. Also...

Tufo sells the Jandd bag with their logo. Also best price around.

https://www.tufonorthamerica.biz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=341

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03-03-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,742
Posted By top506

Yes: ...

Yes:


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03-02-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,777
Posted By top506

2021 Cape Cod Rail Trail season opener.

OK, it's been a year now. We all have masks. Cleaning supplies are no longer a barter economy item. The vaccines are in distribution, some folks have had them already. And most importantly, there's...
03-02-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,346
Posted By top506

It's not a Corvette, it's a Cadillac! ...

It's not a Corvette, it's a Cadillac!


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Somewhat modified.

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02-07-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,136
Posted By top506

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I'd love to find the proper Jubliee bits for this '73 Grand Jubliee.

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01-08-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By top506

Yeah, I've done that in the past but don't have a...

Yeah, I've done that in the past but don't have a suitable pair of calipers on hand. If I have to source from outside my boneyard might as well do it right.

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01-05-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,355
Posted By top506

Can't even count the times I've done this...........

Can't even count the times I've done this........

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12-30-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,112
Posted By top506

How about 'goose neck'? Top

How about 'goose neck'?

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12-24-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,213
Posted By top506

Showed this to my wife- ME: See? I don't...

Showed this to my wife-

ME: See? I don't have a problem!

WIFE: But you have that many bikes in the barn.

ME:I do Not!

WIFE: Go count them.
12-19-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,972
Posted By top506

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12-12-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,213
Posted By top506

Sold 5, acquired 3. Brought a dead Ironman...

Sold 5, acquired 3.

Brought a dead Ironman back to life:


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and rode like...
12-05-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,319
Posted By top506

Central Maine $50 blast and single color, frame...

Central Maine $50 blast and single color, frame and fork. Shop makes fencing, decking, and truck trailers/boxes with this as a side hustle. For the price I don't mind doing a little clean up on BB...
11-29-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,968
Posted By top506

I have one of these in process that came from the...

I have one of these in process that came from the dumpster behind the LBS.

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11-22-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9,890
Views: 1,067,089
Posted By top506

That hub takes a freewheel. I've used SunRace...

That hub takes a freewheel. I've used SunRace 13-25 and 13-28s on the following years IM Experts with no trouble. I would try the Microshift/Newshift brifters. I have them on two other bikes and like...
11-14-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,003
Posted By top506

I feel that way about Leicas,,,,,, Top

I feel that way about Leicas,,,,,,

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10-21-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,127
Posted By top506

The Sachs/Maillard freewheel works MUCH better...

The Sachs/Maillard freewheel works MUCH better than the Alpha on my Accushift '90 C'dale Black Lightning. I believe the chain is the original SunTour item. Works great.
On my GPX '89 Ironman, I ran...
10-18-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,361
Posted By top506

I have this in process. Early '80's, proto...

I have this in process. Early '80's, proto Performance?



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10-13-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,394
Posted By top506

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Went to a new home last summer.

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10-10-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 47,418
Posted By top506

It's on the bike. I do not fear death; "it is a...

It's on the bike. I do not fear death; "it is a good day to die". Old Lakota Sioux and Klingon proverb.

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10-08-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By top506

I just spit my teeth out...... Who knew high...

I just spit my teeth out......
Who knew high school French would ever be useful?

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10-08-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By top506

Classic aluminum? yes it is. Shimano 600 is...

Classic aluminum? yes it is.
Shimano 600 is good stuff, but mine pouted until I sourced Mavic.....

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10-07-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By top506

Smugly content is something I do quite well, but...

Smugly content is something I do quite well, but I have had my ass handed to me on occasion.

UPDATE: I've mounted an old Cateye Velo 5 and a pair of 600 tricolor pedals until the proper PD-550s...
10-06-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By top506

American aluminum keeps following me home-Schwinn 594

First it was the C'dale Black Lighting in August. Then the early '80's Klein in September. And now this turned up on the local scene:

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09-20-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 777
Posted By top506

On long climbs: "God damn them all! I was...

On long climbs:

"God damn them all!
I was told we'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers"
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09-19-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By top506

I once got a campsite at Nickerson, on Flax pond...

I once got a campsite at Nickerson, on Flax pond no less, the same way.

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09-16-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,418
Posted By top506

I run the 27x1 1/8th" Pasalas on 4 different...

I run the 27x1 1/8th" Pasalas on 4 different bikes in the fleet. Love 'em.

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09-14-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9,890
Views: 1,067,089
Posted By top506

PM sent. Top

PM sent.

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09-01-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,481
Posted By top506

You'll love it. Don't get hung up finding the...

You'll love it.
Don't get hung up finding the exact Simplex FD/RD. Anything above Prestige level will do just fine:

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08-21-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,373
Posted By top506

Two, both Campy NR: The RD and that horrid,...

Two, both Campy NR: The RD and that horrid, horrid two bolt seat post.

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08-11-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,841
Posted By top506

You're killing me......... ...

You're killing me.........


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It took me years to collect all the...
08-06-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,228
Posted By top506

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Nishiki Cresta, anyone?

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08-02-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 851,535
Posted By top506

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This Cresta is out in the barn awaiting a new owner. Serial # WE 14066....
07-31-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By top506

My experience concurs that they are easier on the...

My experience concurs that they are easier on the knees.

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