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05-21-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,457
Posted By USAZorro

Oh the halcyon days of week 2. :innocent:

Oh the halcyon days of week 2. :innocent:
05-19-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,457
Posted By USAZorro

Caleb makes it official. He's damned fast, but...

Caleb makes it official. He's damned fast, but he doesn't climb much better than I do (not a compliment).
05-17-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By USAZorro

I love what you did with it. As I read the room...

I love what you did with it. As I read the room though, I am very skeptical that the other very interested observer would be at all pleased with a ride in the basket. :p (as I re-read, I realize that...
05-11-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By USAZorro

I'm sure it was their advertisers. I was hoping...

I'm sure it was their advertisers. I was hoping to see my late Uncle's shop there, and I was not disappointed.

Thank You!
05-11-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By USAZorro

Love everything about it, except for the angle...

Love everything about it, except for the angle the saddle is set at. (and the fact that's one size larger than ideal :innocent: )

Curious that the previous owner went with 27" hoops. Were they...
05-11-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By USAZorro

Great article. This said, nostalgia pulls me...

Great article.

This said, nostalgia pulls me in a different direction. Might it be possible to scan a few pages earlier where they promote America's Leading Bike Shops in New York?

Thanks.
05-11-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By USAZorro

Looking at the author's images, I do believe I...

Looking at the author's images, I do believe I see hints of that leading "8".
05-10-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,457
Posted By USAZorro

For you, I'll once again express my condolences...

For you, I'll once again express my condolences about Tom Dom.
05-07-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,039
Posted By USAZorro

You might want to consider acquiring a second...

You might want to consider acquiring a second vintage bicycle. :innocent:
05-06-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,457
Posted By USAZorro

I really messed up. Was going to make my picks...

I really messed up. Was going to make my picks today without realizing Hungary set their clocks forward a day.

I feel sorry for anyone who picked Caleb or Tom Dom.
05-06-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By USAZorro

If a brake cable ferrule fits in the stop, then...

If a brake cable ferrule fits in the stop, then it would seem to be a part from a side-pull brake, or something to mount to fork or brake bridge for a center-pull.

If the brake ferrule doesn't...
05-04-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By USAZorro

Beautiful. Same era as the ones my uncle sold to...

Beautiful. Same era as the ones my uncle sold to supplement the inadequate supply of top-tier Raleighs. Those are some gorgeous bicycles. Eventually hope to get one in my size.
05-03-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,860
Posted By USAZorro

That's so ugly, I'm not convinced that even it's...

That's so ugly, I'm not convinced that even it's mother can find it attractive. Looks like IKEA tried to redesign a 1980's Volvo. :innocent:
05-02-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By USAZorro

Beautiful. Is there a honey saddle in it's...

Beautiful. Is there a honey saddle in it's future?
05-01-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 512,410
Posted By USAZorro

Don't have any, but could make one for you either...

Don't have any, but could make one for you either from some leather I have on hand, or a used, unpaired toe strap. pm if you'd care to discuss.
05-01-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 9,987
Posted By USAZorro

One of my favorite authors, the very prodigious,...

One of my favorite authors, the very prodigious, "Unknown", graced the human race with the maxim, "Necessity is the mother of invention."

Well, I'd like to amend that to, "Necessity is a...
05-01-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,860
Posted By USAZorro

Keep your hands off my horizontal dropouts. I...

Keep your hands off my horizontal dropouts. I LOVE them. :innocent:

Yes, I actually do love them.
04-30-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,519
Posted By USAZorro

I watched the weather channel for a bit this...

I watched the weather channel for a bit this morning and saw reports on this. I was actually hoping I hadn't jinxed you, and that you were ok.
04-30-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,519
Posted By USAZorro

Ooooh. I will have to start looking out for an...

Ooooh. I will have to start looking out for an appropriate 11 speed cassette to take it all the way to 99. Probably not something to do until the winter. :thumb:

Mr. Author... note that this is...
04-29-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,047
Posted By USAZorro

I'm pretty certain that being a road cyclist was...

I'm pretty certain that being a road cyclist was a given in the post that you quoted.

Also, I disagree with the Author. A stage or two with some cobbled sectors helps generate interest in the...
04-29-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,519
Posted By USAZorro

Back when I was 18-21 (a fit young adult with a...

Back when I was 18-21 (a fit young adult with a 10 speed), I only used the big ring up front and spent almost all my time on the small (14 tooth) rear sprocket. When I got to a hill (and while...
04-28-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,519
Posted By USAZorro

I'll see your 63 speeds and raise you by 18. ...

I'll see your 63 speeds and raise you by 18.

Quite honestly, I'm not sure whether Sheldon would have jumped all in, or would say that living in Kansas, the Author only needs one gear for upwind...
04-27-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 9,987
Posted By USAZorro

I've made a bit more progress than it may appear....

I've made a bit more progress than it may appear. Have serviced the rear hub, cleaning everything up quite a bit in the process and only had to swear at the circlip three times. I located the...
04-26-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By USAZorro

When to (and not to) exercise +1.

When to (and not to) exercise +1.
04-26-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 9,987
Posted By USAZorro

To be clear, I could not bring myself to pull the...

To be clear, I could not bring myself to pull the trigger on that Huffy. I chose to move forward with an 80-ish year old Robin Hood instead. Still on the klunkier side of the spectrum, but you are...
04-25-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 9,987
Posted By USAZorro

Making some headway on the build. I've verified...

Making some headway on the build. I've verified the the wheels are "true enough" - which is a bit of a challenge for me to accept, as they aren't quite what I'd bring them to if I were building them...
04-24-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 775
Posted By USAZorro

Last I knew (almost 3 years ago), there was one...

Last I knew (almost 3 years ago), there was one on offer at Velocity Bike and Bean in Florence, KY. If it wasn't 54cm, it was close. The concern that prevented me from getting it was the top tube. It...
04-23-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 9,987
Posted By USAZorro

The original Magna sticker.

The original Magna sticker.
04-23-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 9,987
Posted By USAZorro

I'd test that with a geiger counter.

I'd test that with a geiger counter.
04-22-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By USAZorro

Wow! That came out better than new. Excellent...

Wow! That came out better than new. Excellent work.
04-22-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,601
Posted By USAZorro

Named in honor of Donnie and Marie? :innocent:

Named in honor of Donnie and Marie? :innocent:
04-21-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By USAZorro

That's kinda where I was going with that.

That's kinda where I was going with that.
04-21-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By USAZorro

Carlton badged bicycles were also built at the...

Carlton badged bicycles were also built at the same facility even this late. Some of their models used this fork, and I believe some models used this color in 1978. I don't have access to VCC and...
04-21-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 9,987
Posted By USAZorro

Looks like it should be tethered to a hitching...

Looks like it should be tethered to a hitching post. :thumb:
04-21-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 9,987
Posted By USAZorro

That sounds so much nicer than telling me that...

That sounds so much nicer than telling me that I'm hallucinating.

I'm hitting a wall here. Attempting to build a front wheel is going to send this project in a different direction. I have hubs,...
04-20-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By USAZorro

The 1973 RRA? If so, do you have 42's to try to...

The 1973 RRA? If so, do you have 42's to try to fit into the front? I have one and it looks like it would be tight. I could attempt it if would be a decision point, but it would mean removing...
04-20-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By USAZorro

I've heard this also, but it is dependent on ERD...

I've heard this also, but it is dependent on ERD and the hubs' attributes. It doesn't just magically happen.
04-19-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 9,987
Posted By USAZorro

Poor pictures at the time of purchase (and they...

Poor pictures at the time of purchase (and they were a wee bit off with the date estimation): Got a 10% discount for paying cash.
...
04-19-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 9,987
Posted By USAZorro

Well, I passed on crusty and instead came home...

Well, I passed on crusty and instead came home with a (you can't make this stuff up), a 1976-ish Motorbacon Grand Touring Fixed gear conversion. I chatted with the fellow I got it from and his story...
04-17-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 9,987
Posted By USAZorro

Cream of the crop on my local CL. Apparently...

Cream of the crop on my local CL. Apparently there's a 10-speed Huffy under that thar iron oxide....
04-14-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 9,987
Posted By USAZorro

I have so much stuff in my stash that's been...

I have so much stuff in my stash that's been there for ages and I don't maintain records meticulous enough to recall when or where I even got it - let alone how much it cost. This has been my...
04-10-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 606
Posted By USAZorro

I've broken a couple doing things that should not...

I've broken a couple doing things that should not have resulted in anything approaching catastrophic failure. One was on a TA and another on a Nervar (I suspect they had some association). I...
04-10-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 606
Posted By USAZorro

I get the Campagnolo love, but mine has limits. ...

I get the Campagnolo love, but mine has limits. TA, Stronglight and Williams all could provide lower gearing, maintain historical correctness, and might even cost substantially less.
04-10-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 672
Posted By USAZorro

Sadly, he's no longer around, but another...

Sadly, he's no longer around, but another competent and local framebuilder might be an option.
04-08-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,795
Posted By USAZorro

I did. For me it was partly the circumstances...

I did. For me it was partly the circumstances under which I lost contact with the first "good bike" that I owned (a 1978 Raleigh Super Course, which was stolen in between the time I finished college...
04-08-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By USAZorro

I think that this is a case where "size matters"....

I think that this is a case where "size matters". I think that the distance between wheels is pretty constant across the sizes. If the head and seat tube angles were the same, all sizes would have...
03-30-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By USAZorro

I'd say clean it up, make it good for the road...

I'd say clean it up, make it good for the road and give it a test ride.

While clearly well made, and lightweight, my experience with a 760 that I once owned led me to decide to pass it along (as I...
03-26-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,601
Posted By USAZorro

Since the class level of the BOC seems to have...

Since the class level of the BOC seems to have reached the stratosphere, if someone could slip a mixte frame in soon before it gets to me... :innocent:
03-23-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,213
Posted By USAZorro

Where's the place that I can vote "I hate bar...

Where's the place that I can vote "I hate bar tape"?
03-21-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,875
Posted By USAZorro

Where there's a will, there's a way... ...

Where there's a will, there's a way...


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