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06-08-11, 02:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,236
Posted By twoducks

$70 is a little more than I would have paid for a...

$70 is a little more than I would have paid for a bike in that condition, but you didn't do too bad on it. First step is to take it all apart and wipe the crud off of everything. Hopefully you don't...
06-06-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By twoducks

I forget what the treading was, I took it apart...

I forget what the treading was, I took it apart quite a while ago. I'll take a look tonight when I get home from work.
06-05-11, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By twoducks

I know very little about frame repair. Is this...

I know very little about frame repair. Is this something that could be repaired well enough that I could ride it? And the second question would be is this frame worth sinking the money into? I assume...
06-05-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By twoducks

Help identify damaged frame [pic heavy]

This frame belonged to a friends' uncle. She tells me that he built it up himself 'back in the 80s' and did a lot of touring on it. It had a mix of Shimano 600 and Suntour ax 5000 parts. Eventually...
06-05-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,465,981
Posted By twoducks

I'm looking for the cage spring for this Shimano...

I'm looking for the cage spring for this Shimano 600 RD. Seems a shame to toss it without trying to give it new life. Have various small parts to trade.

...
05-27-11, 09:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,140
Posted By twoducks

Living and cycling in a city I often find myself...

Living and cycling in a city I often find myself picking up bikes that have fallen over while locked to a pole or a post. It happens a lot and I would like to think that should any of my bikes ever...
05-13-11, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,887
Posted By twoducks

That's a really interesting bike, looks like it...

That's a really interesting bike, looks like it would be a lot of fun to ride. Thanks for the pics!
04-28-11, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,465,981
Posted By twoducks

[Admin deleted. No cash offers allowed.]

[Admin deleted. No cash offers allowed.]
11-12-10, 11:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,697
Posted By twoducks

I'm also working on a 1991 Gary Fisher right now,...

I'm also working on a 1991 Gary Fisher right now, a Montare.

Luckily the bottom bracket doesn't need servicing. Any tips for me when the time does come? I've looked and it seems like there is no...
02-24-10, 10:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,521
Posted By twoducks

I was going to say this. Shouldn't be too hard if...

I was going to say this. Shouldn't be too hard if the cup isn't seized. You will of course need a new BB and crankset in this case.
02-24-10, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14,684
Views: 3,522,149
Posted By twoducks

That is beautiful. There is literally one little...

That is beautiful. There is literally one little fleck of white paint, and one little fleck of red paint left on mine.
02-24-10, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14,684
Views: 3,522,149
Posted By twoducks

This Cinelli stem came with a repainted 1966...

This Cinelli stem came with a repainted 1966 Atala frame I bought for myself (posted a thread about it). I've had it for months just sitting on my desk looking pretty. Can anyone tell me anything...
02-24-10, 08:48 AM
Replies: 26,127
Views: 3,643,155
Posted By twoducks

Kurt, that makes sense. The hubdate on the SA hub...

Kurt, that makes sense. The hubdate on the SA hub is 64.

Clubman, I guess that answers your question. I will take a look for the serial number for you soon, the bike is 'in storage' at my parents'...
02-23-10, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26,127
Views: 3,643,155
Posted By twoducks

Thanks, Sixty Fiver. I've seen one other red one...

Thanks, Sixty Fiver. I've seen one other red one around town (Toronto) that is in much better shape than mine. It still has the original lights, pump, and saddle. A blue one in this style recently...
02-23-10, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26,127
Views: 3,643,155
Posted By twoducks

The paint has seen better days, especially on the...

The paint has seen better days, especially on the fork and chain fender, but she rides like a dream. This is the bicycle that got me into working on old bikes. I got tired of paying people to make...
02-22-10, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,465,981
Posted By twoducks

ISO the following: Decent 26.8mm Italian...

ISO the following:

Decent 26.8mm Italian seatpost (black detailing a plus)
Any Campagnolo front QR skewer.
Gipiemme dust caps for Sprint cranks.
2x Sugino dust caps
Decent Italian nutted...
02-15-10, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,121
Posted By twoducks

Seconding the superior stopping power of dual...

Seconding the superior stopping power of dual pivot brakes, I picked up a nutted pair for my daily commuter and I love them. Very smooth, even, and responsive. I'm using them with 80's SLR levers...
02-10-10, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,322
Posted By twoducks

Thanks for the info everyone. I think I will...

Thanks for the info everyone.

I think I will just invest in a pair of digital calipers; nothing wrong with adding to my tool arsenal.

stausty, I'll be sure to post some pictures when it's done.
02-10-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,322
Posted By twoducks

I've been slowly picking up parts for this bike...

I've been slowly picking up parts for this bike throughout the winter and it's nearing completion.

One thing I still need is a seat post. Does anyone know what size the frame would be likely to...
02-10-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,465,981
Posted By twoducks

In Search Of: Campagnolo clamp-on DT...

In Search Of:


Campagnolo clamp-on DT friction shifters
Campagnolo QR Skewer for front wheel
Some nice looking cable guides, not too picky about make


Have: Cash
01-07-10, 04:01 PM
Replies: 69,040
Views: 11,155,452
Posted By twoducks

'59 Superbe. First blue one I've ever seen....

'59 Superbe. First blue one I've ever seen. Missing the Dynohub + lights, but still drooling over the rest of it.

http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/1541946230.html
...
12-31-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 25,637
Posted By twoducks

Thanks for the update, I don't think anyone could...

Thanks for the update, I don't think anyone could begrudge you your vacation after all of the work you have put into this.

Enjoy the trip!
12-31-09, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21,069
Views: 3,924,944
Posted By twoducks

Good question. I like that the wheels "literally...

Good question. I like that the wheels "literally slice through ice", but only on the current speed he has it set to.
12-30-09, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21,069
Views: 3,924,944
Posted By twoducks

http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/1531077634...

http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/1531077634.html

Very high quality bike - $80

- duel gear shifters, silver frame, bottle holder, adjustable seating, 18 speed

- on the current speed...
12-30-09, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14,684
Views: 3,522,149
Posted By twoducks

I've got that same Grand Prix set up as my daily...

I've got that same Grand Prix set up as my daily commuter. I changed the brakes to newer dual pivot calipers, put on some full black fenders, upright bars, a milk crate on the rack, a more...
12-25-09, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,975
Posted By twoducks

They do. When I was getting my winter commuter...

They do. When I was getting my winter commuter together I wanted a pair of non-recessed dual pivots. The Tektros were one option I found at the LBS, but I ended up going with some SNGs because they...
12-23-09, 06:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,294
Posted By twoducks

Here's my 66 (I think) Atala. My winter project. ...

Here's my 66 (I think) Atala. My winter project.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2528/4091576994_14236afa4a_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2708/4091575806_c4acbb5670_b.jpg
12-06-09, 11:05 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 25,637
Posted By twoducks

I'm in for a shirt!

I'm in for a shirt!
11-10-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,322
Posted By twoducks

Thanks to everyone for all of the replies. It's...

Thanks to everyone for all of the replies. It's good to know a little more about this frame. I'm going to have fun building it up over the winter months.

I almost didn't take it when I saw the...
11-09-09, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,322
Posted By twoducks

Italian frame, what have I got here? PICS

I picked this up tonight. The fellow I bought it from repainted it, but couldn't tell me anything about what it actually was. He said when he stripped it, Columbus was printed on the tube near the...
11-05-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,749
Posted By twoducks

To those interested, I heard back from Gianella...

To those interested, I heard back from Gianella about my bike:

"That looks like one of our Ishiwata frames from Japan, round the mid 80ís sold for 429.00$ new. The equipment looks to be original...
11-03-09, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,749
Posted By twoducks

Thanks for the info, T-Mar. I'm going to try and...

Thanks for the info, T-Mar. I'm going to try and give Cycles Gianella a call tomorrow and see if they can tell me anything else about the bike. I'll report back once I've done that.

Regardless of...
11-03-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,749
Posted By twoducks

Rear are Bianchi too. ...

Rear are Bianchi too.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2602/4071761757_b84c4d4c4c_b.jpg
11-03-09, 11:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,749
Posted By twoducks

Seat post diameter: 25.4 The derailleurs are...

Seat post diameter: 25.4

The derailleurs are indeed Z-Series.

Thanks for the info, T-Mar
11-03-09, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,749
Posted By twoducks

I recently picked up an old Gianella bike that I...

I recently picked up an old Gianella bike that I don't know much about. Rather than start a new post, I thought I would ask my question here in this thread I found in the archives.

Before anyone...
10-31-09, 05:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,111
Posted By twoducks

Pretty slick looking. I like the wooden fenders.

Pretty slick looking. I like the wooden fenders.
10-31-09, 10:34 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,111
Posted By twoducks

When are we going to get some pictures of this...

When are we going to get some pictures of this bike? I'd really like to see it.
10-21-09, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21,069
Views: 3,924,944
Posted By twoducks

We've had a few sellers posting damage/unsafe...

We've had a few sellers posting damage/unsafe bikes recently in Toronto, and a couple posters who responded publicly letting others know not to buy, which led to some arguing. You know, the usual...
10-16-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,286
Posted By twoducks

I second this.

I second this.
10-15-09, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,884
Posted By twoducks

Yes, I am turning to the right. There are no...

Yes, I am turning to the right.

There are no markings that seem to indicate threading. It just says 1.37x24T KA.
10-15-09, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,884
Posted By twoducks

Is this directed at me? I got the cups off...

Is this directed at me?

I got the cups off no problem, cranks removed, axle and adjustable cup off, but I have one more question:

Does anyone know which threading my fixed cup will be? It's an...
10-15-09, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,884
Posted By twoducks

Ah yes, thanks for that. The pin spanner I have...

Ah yes, thanks for that. The pin spanner I have is indeed too big. I briefly considered trying to rig something up myself, but thought better of it almost instantly.

An excuse to get a new tool,...
10-15-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,836
Posted By twoducks

It's a Laurentian, I've also seen what I assumed...

It's a Laurentian, I've also seen what I assumed was a Canadian market specific model called the Mountie. I find people usually want way too much for them.
10-15-09, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,884
Posted By twoducks

Dura Ace BB/Suntour Superbe Crank Removal

I've finally got a little bit of free time and I want to remove the cranks/BB from this Miele frame I have had laying around for a couple of months. The only issue? I can't seem to figure out how to...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,748
Posted By twoducks

Thank you all for the replies. miamijim,...

Thank you all for the replies.

miamijim, bluntness appreciated, that was exactly what I was looking for.

I'll be posting to craiglist in the next week or two looking for a couple hundred...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,748
Posted By twoducks

Miele Columbus SLX Frame

Hi all,

I recently came into possession of what I understand is a fairly decent Miele frame made of Columbus SLX tubing. Unfortunately, the frame itself is too small for me at 21". Rather than...
09-16-09, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By twoducks

Bicycle Safety Camp Video

Apologies if this has been shared before, but it was too good not to bring up.

Qualifies as vintage too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qli_U6yyZs0

Watch all three parts.
09-13-09, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14,684
Views: 3,522,149
Posted By twoducks

You're right, it was free. And now I have...

You're right, it was free. And now I have something to work on. It's too small for me, so I think it's going to a friend. She's been looking for a good frame to start from.
09-13-09, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14,684
Views: 3,522,149
Posted By twoducks

As promised, pictures of the Miele that my mom...

As promised, pictures of the Miele that my mom scooped up for me. It's in pretty rough shape, worse than I had hoped it would be (there I was, counting my chickens...), but it's still exciting to get...
09-13-09, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14,684
Views: 3,522,149
Posted By twoducks

Why I love my mom: She is a natural bargain...

Why I love my mom:

She is a natural bargain hunter and spends lots of her time on the weekends looking for deals at garage sales. When I started wrenching she was delighted to be able to add old...
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