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06-27-22, 01:38 AM
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Posted By merziac

More Tilicum and the Ross Island. ...

More Tilicum and the Ross Island.

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Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By merziac

Campagnerdo How about a full on DS pic? ...

Campagnerdo

How about a full on DS pic? :twitchy:
06-26-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 373
Posted By merziac

Excellent, they need to be held accountable, if...

Excellent, they need to be held accountable, if for no other reason than that, very telling and if they snap too and send you a new one then you will have a spare.

For the next time it breaks....
06-26-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 373
Posted By merziac

Yeah, I get it but a 12 point in a size like that...

Yeah, I get it but a 12 point in a size like that is brutally stout, not giving much if anything up to a 6 point unless your working on a D14 Cat or the like.

Those kind of sizes can be bought in...
06-26-22, 02:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,518
Posted By merziac

Almost every bike I buy is because of 1 or 2...

Almost every bike I buy is because of 1 or 2 parts in the end, a Brooks will seal the deal almost every time, headsets too as they are often beat up or a bit hammered, a Campy Record, NR with good...
06-25-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By merziac

Can you try and track the info down and maybe...

Can you try and track the info down and maybe reach out, there are none to be found now.

Wish I had bought a spare set when i had the chance. :crash:
06-25-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By merziac

Jim was/is passionate about much of this, he is...

Jim was/is passionate about much of this, he is recently ramping up his program, got a new CNC lathe I believe and is taking special orders for titanium parts. He's doing some parts nobody has ever...
06-25-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By merziac

I have a couple of cranks that Jim made triples...

I have a couple of cranks that Jim made triples out of with them, one of the sets he made from scratch, I don't think they will ever be removed. :twitchy:

...
06-25-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By merziac

tmnguuyen :thumb: So cool, not my jam but...

tmnguuyen

:thumb: So cool, not my jam but we all know Miyata is one of the best, you are racking up some great bikes, great work!

squirtdad Is very wise here with his counsel, get it sorted...
06-25-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 373
Posted By merziac

I would still give them a piece of my mind. ...

I would still give them a piece of my mind.

Good tools used to be lifetime warranty because they lasted a lifetime, now its a fall back, "we'll replace it for free" because they know it will break...
06-25-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 373
Posted By merziac

I always use a box wrench so it encircles the...

I always use a box wrench so it encircles the tool with force, skewered on and with a cheater, any struggle can end poorly as it did here. :twitchy:
06-25-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 373
Posted By merziac

Park "quality", never been a fan, have plenty,...

Park "quality", never been a fan, have plenty, most work ok, my Spin Dr crank puller works better and Park BB wrenches suck IMO, especially when you need them not to the most and compared to 45 year...
06-25-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 354
Posted By merziac

I know its tricky, mc shops used to do it all the...

I know its tricky, mc shops used to do it all the time, never seemed like a good idea to me, oldschool craftsmanship lost to the sands of time like so many things.

This might be a good candidate...
06-25-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 359,859
Posted By merziac

Me too, been wearing them for dress occasions all...

Me too, been wearing them for dress occasions all my life, got married in em too. ;)
06-25-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By merziac

Dibs plz, pending ?'s on shipping

Dibs plz, pending ?'s on shipping
06-25-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By merziac

Looks like it's sealing and maybe holding the...

Looks like it's sealing and maybe holding the recessed nut in place? :foo:
06-24-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By merziac

Agreed, still no help with what they came on...

Agreed, still no help with what they came on really but Feb. 85 puts them smack in the middle of the MTB eruption that was going on.

Seems very odd to me that no other examples can be found and no...
06-24-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By merziac

So no date code on the bars that I can find, both...

So no date code on the bars that I can find, both being Specialized and specific to each other, I think it likely they are a set and hail from the same time period.

Turns out there are no...
06-24-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By merziac

Looks to be the case, letter dot letter is their...

Looks to be the case, letter dot letter is their format.
06-24-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 354
Posted By merziac

You might be able to start with a standard brake...

You might be able to start with a standard brake cable, trim the barrel end as it looks to be a smaller version of that and then only have to cast the other one. ;)
06-24-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By merziac

Looks like a good call, vintage Trek says letter...

Looks like a good call, vintage Trek says letter dot letter is year and month for Nitto stems and bars which these most likely are.

Now I have to pull a grip off to get the bar code. ;)
06-24-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By merziac

That would get me something as I got nothin right...

That would get me something as I got nothin right now, can't find another example anywhere and there are a lot of vintage Stumpy's up for sale right now.

Don't think these came on a Stumpy but who...
06-24-22, 06:03 PM
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Posted By merziac

That's a triple with granny on the inside. ;)

That's a triple with granny on the inside. ;)
06-24-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 69,620
Views: 11,304,765
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Ok, well pics or it didn't...

:thumb:

Ok, well pics or it didn't happen..... ;)
06-24-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 69,620
Views: 11,304,765
Posted By merziac

You expended a lot of good Karma on the Fatty,...

You expended a lot of good Karma on the Fatty, very lucky boy, so cool, what a score. :thumb:

That SoCaled is a rockstar at this. ;)
06-24-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 46
Posted By merziac

C+V Specialized stem and bar info plz.

Hi gang, grumpy old C+V guy here.

Anybody seen these before, when and what did they come on?

https://www.bikeforums.net/22551983-post1.html
06-24-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 354
Posted By merziac

Used to be some motorcycle shops made cables from...

Used to be some motorcycle shops made cables from scratch, pretty sure some restorers still do it, whether they can or will do this would be the question. :foo:
06-24-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By merziac

Originally and mostly so? but they can help with...

Originally and mostly so? but they can help with a myriad of problems for all. I know a couple people that used them for serious perineum pain and problems, eventually took them off the bike, the...
06-24-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By merziac

Help?

Help?
06-24-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 354
Posted By merziac

Yeah, I get that a lot, no sense of humor about...

Yeah, I get that a lot, no sense of humor about fit, I never raced or wanted to be hunched over at all. I go to great lengths to get the bars in my comfort zone.

6 ft tall, 38 in inseam, my daily...
06-24-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By merziac

velomateo Pretty cool and although I agree...

velomateo

Pretty cool and although I agree with not digging the fork, it looks fairly svelt for what it is and I might be inclined to give it a spin just to see.

Also, those trainers make good...
06-24-22, 02:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 804
Posted By merziac

Hope this meets the criteria. :innocent: ...

Hope this meets the criteria. :innocent:


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06-23-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By merziac

Yes, s/n stamped on the outside of the NDS RDO...

Yes, s/n stamped on the outside of the NDS RDO from way back until late 70's? I think.

Nothing really that odd about any of this IMO, at over or around 50 years old, it has just kept doing what it...
06-23-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 354
Posted By merziac

Well I'm not normally a fan of them either just...

Well I'm not normally a fan of them either just because but the Ritchey build required their consideration as I had them in stock and just about any C+V MTB build discussion brings them up.

Mine...
06-23-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 359,859
Posted By merziac

Without a doubt and despite living a likely very...

Without a doubt and despite living a likely very charmed life of Hollywood royalty, rose well above that to do plenty of genuine good. :twitchy:

Should be a far, far bigger club, especially...
06-23-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,156
Posted By merziac

Is there a delete/workaround for the Headshock...

Is there a delete/workaround for the Headshock that makes it just a regular setup? :foo:
06-23-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By merziac

Specialized stem ID

So the MB-1 came with a pretty cool Big S stem/bar combo.

They may get moved to a Stumpy if I don't go with bullmoose which is what this would probably get if I do move them.

Pretty sure they...
06-23-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 69,620
Views: 11,304,765
Posted By merziac

Yep and DOH!, only one Tomaselli lever. :twitchy:

Yep and DOH!, only one Tomaselli lever. :twitchy:
06-23-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 69,620
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Posted By merziac

Just a bit unusual and if the original, even more...

Just a bit unusual and if the original, even more so, never seen a chrome one before and don't think any came that way.

Levers alone were worth the POA. ;)
06-22-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 69,620
Views: 11,304,765
Posted By merziac

Chrome fork and Tomaselli brake levers, hens...

Chrome fork and Tomaselli brake levers, hens teeth territory right there, something special going on here. :twitchy:
06-22-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,628
Posted By merziac

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-22-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,707
Posted By merziac

Awesome, epic shot. :thumb:

Awesome, epic shot. :thumb:
06-22-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,707
Posted By merziac

Merz on the Tilicum, PDX ...

Merz on the Tilicum, PDX


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06-22-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By merziac

And always keep in mind that Schwinn would do...

And always keep in mind that Schwinn would do anything you wanted on special order so while I agree on the braze-ons some could be original and with the repaint, there could be plenty of chrome...
06-21-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By merziac

Welcome aboard, glad you found us, you're in the...

Welcome aboard, glad you found us, you're in the right place. :thumb:

We need pics, good ones and plenty of them, you need 5 posts X 2 days to post them and in the meantime you can upload them to...
06-21-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By merziac

Same here, the one thing mine embraced was the...

Same here, the one thing mine embraced was the mechanics stuff which I was all in on. ;)
06-21-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,003
Posted By merziac

Never went to the Beaverton store but the other,...

Never went to the Beaverton store but the other, Tualatin/Bridgeport store was ok the few times I went and I went to one in San Diego one time that was ok too.

Mine was a gem, of course they knew...
06-21-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,003
Posted By merziac

Mine was the most "LBS" shop around, as well as...

Mine was the most "LBS" shop around, as well as the closest, smokin deals every time I walked in the door, often eye watering.

Probably one of the reasons they went under. :(
06-21-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By merziac

Yeah, we can't have anybody going rogue like...

Yeah, we can't have anybody going rogue like that, it might make us take a closer look at own deal. :crash:
06-21-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 425
Posted By merziac

moe_g Do the fenders have any Schwinn...

moe_g

Do the fenders have any Schwinn branding on them, "Approved" or the like?
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