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05-18-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By Kilroy1988

My uncle has a track bike that I never got around...

My uncle has a track bike that I never got around to getting back on the road despite expressing some interest... Years ago I probably came to this forum before I was a member and did some research...
05-17-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By Kilroy1988

FS: 1999 Schwinn Peloton 60cm (Ultegra/Dura Ace)

Hello all,

In an attempt to consolidate my small collection, of course the first bicycle on the chopping block is the newest, most reliable and fastest of the lot. Go figure!

I purchased this...
05-15-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 743
Posted By Kilroy1988

Here's one from the era when that was to be...

Here's one from the era when that was to be expected - a 1951 New Hudson Silver Arrow with laid back frame angles based on a pre-war BSA road model. I only got around to moving the seat post forward...
05-14-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By Kilroy1988

Are you sure it's too small for you, Mark? I ride...

Are you sure it's too small for you, Mark? I ride a 24.5" Mark III with the same geometry and because of the high bottom bracket I can only just stand over the frame with my 34.5" inseam - with 700c...
05-14-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 185,764
Posted By Kilroy1988

Tower District, Fresno, 2022. ...

Tower District, Fresno, 2022.

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05-14-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18,845
Views: 2,305,032
Posted By Kilroy1988

Went out for a strong 48.7 miles yesterday...

Went out for a strong 48.7 miles yesterday afternoon, finished in roughly three hours on the road and took another 45 minutes or so with pit stops at a Starbucks and a few areas along the country...
05-12-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Kilroy1988

I know that this version was used for the first...

I know that this version was used for the first Internationals from 1970-1972 (in 1969 the Competition was offered with the same frame that would become the International). After 1972 it didn't have...
05-12-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Kilroy1988

Raleigh "International" decal borrowed from Reg Harris!

Hello folks,

For those of you who are interested in the Raleigh products of the bike boom era, I thought a little something I just figured out might be fun to share... Until 1972 Raleigh...
05-12-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 594
Posted By Kilroy1988

Happened two days ago with some colleagues, we...

Happened two days ago with some colleagues, we were discussing a new, rather low-key restaurant in town and later that evening my pal shared a photo of a recommendation that popped up for the place...
05-11-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By Kilroy1988

Yes, indeed, and that's what keeps the art alive!...

Yes, indeed, and that's what keeps the art alive! However, now that I can see the website and the frame prices and options, I know that I would rather lean towards a number of other options on the...
05-11-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By Kilroy1988

It didn't work for me on my desktop this morning...

It didn't work for me on my desktop this morning but that link works now! I'm glad it does. No, I didn't bother to contact them yet because there is no pressing matter - typically asking such...
05-11-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By Kilroy1988

Has Torelli Quietly Gone Out of Business?

Hello folks,

I noticed that the Torelli website isn't working, and that there have been no posts made on their Facebook page since late in 2021. Does anyone know if they're still in business or...
05-10-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Kilroy1988

Getting my priorities straight...

Howdy,

I have a handful of bicycles that need to be assembled, and three or four that need to be sold... However, I know what I want to ride next so I'm getting things in order!

-Gregory
...
05-08-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Kilroy1988

I've been in Moscow during the parade and seen...

I've been in Moscow during the parade and seen the thousands of citizens walking through the streets and subway stations holding the signs with photos of their lost family members. It's a powerful...
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By Kilroy1988

I completely agree. If someone wanted one of...

I completely agree. If someone wanted one of these in particular this is a very fine specimen and obviously there aren't many to choose from or wait around for out there... Very cool bike!

-Gregory
05-07-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By Kilroy1988

I generally agree with 52telecaster in his...

I generally agree with 52telecaster in his assessment of the quality of riding Reynolds straight versus butted compared to high tensile tubing. Additionally, with the higher-end frames I'm become...
05-05-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,881
Posted By Kilroy1988

Gary12000 I'm looking forward to building up the...

Gary12000 I'm looking forward to building up the International and am quite sure it'll meet my expectations! I see that you called the 1951 Humber Beeston Clubman your "favorite," so in case you...
05-04-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By Kilroy1988

I regret not only parting with the only Frejus I...

I regret not only parting with the only Frejus I owned, but literally parting it out after it wouldn't sell for a time... I believe it was one of the fastest and most responsive steel frames I've...
05-04-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,881
Posted By Kilroy1988

Hello all! Well, I've been reading along...

Hello all!

Well, I've been reading along with other people's replies and I can't say that my opinion of the weekend has been phased much, but I think it is relevant to point out that this was not...
05-04-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks for the information, fellas... Much more...

Thanks for the information, fellas... Much more confident I'll be able to work this out now! Bookmarking until I can move along with overhauling the wheels, which will require me to finish another...
05-04-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Kilroy1988

Avocet II hub exploded - need replacement sealed bearings!

Hello folks,

I was only out on my second ride using a set when about 10 miles in I looked down to see the bearings physically poking out on either side of the hub - the damn thing had peeled...
05-03-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks, T-Mar ! Excellent sleuthing, as always....

Thanks, T-Mar ! Excellent sleuthing, as always. So, considering the head tube does NOT seem to have loosened up much, does reaming out a little bit where it overlaps the lugs seem like such a bad...
05-03-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Kilroy1988

Campagnolo Record Headset Too Tight?

Hello folks,

I bought a 1972 Raleigh International frameset over the weekend at Eroica CA and picked up a nice Nuovo Record headset with English threading to match. This morning my uncle and I...
05-02-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,881
Posted By Kilroy1988

I had a great weekend and it was fun to meet so...

I had a great weekend and it was fun to meet so many fellow forum members! My wife and I just got home this evening so I'll have to organize some photos and my thoughts and post a full report in the...
04-27-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By Kilroy1988

I want to see!

I want to see!
04-26-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,881
Posted By Kilroy1988

Since I don't post photos of myself much, and...

Since I don't post photos of myself much, and that's the easiest way to recognize me in case any of ya'all see me, well... Here I am!

-Gregory
...
04-26-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,959
Posted By Kilroy1988

I've owned about twenty vintage road bikes/frames...

I've owned about twenty vintage road bikes/frames over the past decade and four have had chrome lugs, those being a ~1950 Carlton Continental, a ~1960 Olmo Gran Sport, a ~1965 Frejus Tour de France,...
04-26-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,881
Posted By Kilroy1988

Kinky! Tell us how that goes.

Kinky! Tell us how that goes.
04-25-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By Kilroy1988

The OP mentioned that the father replaced most of...

The OP mentioned that the father replaced most of the parts over time, as most riders would during that period if they continuously rode. I obsessively watch eBay UK and get the VCC quarterly...
04-24-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,881
Posted By Kilroy1988

Well, the crowd has spoken, so I'll definitely be...

Well, the crowd has spoken, so I'll definitely be taking the Carlton Super Python for the lighthouse ride! If anyone around here sees me out there please feel free to say hello. My uncle will be...
04-23-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Kilroy1988

Hello folks! Classtime Pcampeau PhotonDon I...

Hello folks!

Classtime Pcampeau PhotonDon I had the frame and fork powder coated by J.R.'s Powder Coating in Lemoore, CA and they did a fantastic job. For $150 they sandblasted it and masked off...
04-23-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Kilroy1988

My First Ride on a Mercian - 1979 Campionissimo

Hello folks,

I know this one won't resonate with the crowd like some of my other builds but I'm personally very excited to finally have my '79 Mercian Campionissimo on the road for the first time...
04-23-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,881
Posted By Kilroy1988

Actually I definitely don't. If you look through...

Actually I definitely don't. If you look through the photo galleries from the 1950s-60s in England shown on the Classic Lightweights website, or in any of the dozens of original issues of Cycling and...
04-23-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,881
Posted By Kilroy1988

Okay, the '79 Mercian Campionissimo is built...

Okay, the '79 Mercian Campionissimo is built after a long evening at it! Now the debate begins, whether I should ride it or the '54 Carlton Super Python for the short course? Any thoughts?
...
04-23-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By Kilroy1988

Sounds like he was quite a passionate and skilled...

Sounds like he was quite a passionate and skilled rider, indeed! Between his record and the bicycle, you might want to consider reaching out to some local members of the Veteran-Cycle Club, which was...
04-22-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By Kilroy1988

Welcome to the forum, A majority of the...

Welcome to the forum,

A majority of the quality frames built by Condor (as with most British builders of the era) were custom ordered and would have been built up with components of the client's...
04-22-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks for all of the information, folks. I'll...

Thanks for all of the information, folks. I'll just go with the 50mm fenders as it'll clearly be less hassle. The frame should just take them and the more snug they are between the stays the less...
04-22-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By Kilroy1988

7mm Fender Clearance?

Hello folks,

I'd like to purchase some Velo Orange hammered fenders in 45mm preferably (50mm might barely squeak into the frame and I think will look too large) to match with a pair of 700c rims...
04-21-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,881
Posted By Kilroy1988

Hello all, I have a question! Although I've...

Hello all,

I have a question! Although I've recently finished putting together my '54 Carlton Super Python and thought to ride that (since I'm just doing the short route and the gearing should be...
04-21-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By Kilroy1988

More coffee? Ha, ha. An even number of gears...

More coffee? Ha, ha. An even number of gears would put the final one in opposition to the first, while an odd number would make the first and last the same. No matter how many there are that's the...
04-21-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,203
Posted By Kilroy1988

Both of the Internationals are described as path...

Both of the Internationals are described as path racers, which means they're almost certainly earlier frames from the 1950s with the fancy "International" lugs designed by Bill Hurlow. 'Tis actually...
04-18-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,203
Posted By Kilroy1988

Actually, every other person who's directly...

Actually, every other person who's directly responded to your post here has made that assumption based on the language you used, so maybe you're the one who needs to reconsider how to structure a...
04-18-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,203
Posted By Kilroy1988

Strangely, you seem to equate being informed to...

Strangely, you seem to equate being informed to also being among those who are interested in purchasing the collection, and shuffle everyone else off into the "thousands of morons" category. However,...
04-17-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,203
Posted By Kilroy1988

People around here tend to appreciate the...

People around here tend to appreciate the bicycles I build. I'm only 33. I also have a young family, a career, am currently in graduate school and volunteer regularly with local conservation...
04-17-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By Kilroy1988

John E repechage I found a fellow with a blog...

John E repechage I found a fellow with a blog post about the assembly and adjustment of the Simplex Tour de France derailleur, as I knew that there had to be some way to make it so that the maximum...
04-16-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 267,175
Posted By Kilroy1988

RustySpokeTech That's a nice bike but there's a...

RustySpokeTech That's a nice bike but there's a classified section here that you need to be a contributing member in order to use. You cannot attempt to sell a bicycle in this thread.
04-09-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By Kilroy1988

Ged117 Thanks for your thoughts on the Super...

Ged117 Thanks for your thoughts on the Super Python, I'm glad it holds up! John has pretty much covered the bases on period-correct derailleur alternatives to the plunger types if that's what you're...
04-07-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thank you, in fact I am interested so that I can...

Thank you, in fact I am interested so that I can un-butcher that brake caliper! Cheers.

-Gregory
04-07-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By Kilroy1988

Cheers, all! cudak888 I was actually still...

Cheers, all!

cudak888 I was actually still out on the first ride when I posted from my phone - I came home and added some pertinent details to the initial post!

Charles Wahl The Simplex Tour...
04-06-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By Kilroy1988

The c. 1954 Carlton Super Python is on the Road!

Hello all,

I started a build thread for this one a while back but that got rather convoluted, so here's a fresh one for the finished results! Yesterday I started with a frame on the shelf and...
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