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12-04-21, 12:07 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

[QUOTE=WGB;22328698]Celo Europa Posted 14hrs...

[QUOTE=WGB;22328698]Celo Europa
Posted 14hrs ago but if not sold - very nice bike (didn't they have a Colnago connection???)
California sale

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12-04-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By unworthy1

MauriceMoss nails another one...again! Now that I...

MauriceMoss nails another one...again! Now that I see this, of course that big "K" on the BB shell rings a bell, but...too late the sound. :lol:
12-03-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By unworthy1

Interesting! Not sure if its a genuine Olympia...

Interesting! Not sure if its a genuine Olympia but looks like a quality frame, somebody who knows their serial-number system could confirm.
The stem looks like possibly a Cinelli with "milling";...
12-03-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By unworthy1

That's a beauty and an excellent price! Only...

That's a beauty and an excellent price! Only thing I would do (if my size) is replace those Equipe calipers with better Modolos...luckily it's not my size and I already own two Cioccs!
GLWS!
12-01-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4,445
Views: 442,490
Posted By unworthy1

I think I have one but need to check the model...

I think I have one but need to check the model number to be sure. And I was wondering if I could fine the RH mate for it or...so this may be the answer if it's the correct number. I will know...
11-30-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 779
Posted By unworthy1

there was a Haden crown that had a "window"...

there was a Haden crown that had a "window" cut-out in the sides, I cannot find any decent pic of that online, also not sure if they made one for round blades...maybe a better sleuth can follow that...
11-28-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 844
Posted By unworthy1

Very stylish bike, love that forkcrown and the...

Very stylish bike, love that forkcrown and the seat stay treatment! Thanks for all the pix, workbench "chaos" included! Also never heard of "Desmodromic" in reference to anything but Ducati valve...
11-25-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By unworthy1

Not seeing enough in the Cilo example to be...

Not seeing enough in the Cilo example to be convincing: yes the stay ends are quite similar, yes it has Neverx Pro lugs with the "rings" but that one shows a very distinctive chainstay bridge that...
11-24-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By unworthy1

I also have a black model it's a "Mountain Rack...

I also have a black model it's a "Mountain Rack by Blackburn" which has a solid plate on the top that functions as a sort of abbreviated front fender. Nothing is broken but it is black and made to...
11-24-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By unworthy1

Dunno but here's some pic-assists: Seems like...

Dunno but here's some pic-assists:
Seems like the seat stay caps and stay ends on the Campy DOs are rather distinctive, but not calling out a name to me. I note that that "pointed" end detail to the...
11-23-21, 12:13 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

since I can walk to it, I'll go check....but...

since I can walk to it, I'll go check....but looks like that bike is so gone it's not even shown in the current CL ad, just kid's toys.
Edit: No bike, no toys...nada. It was a nice walk.
11-22-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By unworthy1

Shoot, I dunno. Just eyeballing it. What does...

Shoot, I dunno. Just eyeballing it.
What does the owner say sloar ?
Can you fit a conventional crank on the spindle (Ital/Brit/ISO/FR) or can you only fit the dreaded Viscount crankset (TA copy)...
11-22-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By unworthy1

hmmm, don't know about being a Gitane, at least...

hmmm, don't know about being a Gitane, at least not one of the usual US-spec models. With BCM lugs and Simplex DOs I am surprised it takes a 26 seatpost: is there a sleeve in the seat tube? This does...
11-22-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By unworthy1

looks like the spindle has taper so a (sensible)...

looks like the spindle has taper so a (sensible) replacement was made. The fork clearly is one (and not "deadly", so that's also good). The one thing not improved is the pinch bolt collars which can...
11-21-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By unworthy1

clear nail polish (which generally is lacquer)...

clear nail polish (which generally is lacquer) SHOULD be safe to use over model enamels (like Testor's but not sure what you can find in UK). But best to let the enamel cure for a good time before...
11-21-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 65,125
Views: 10,195,517
Posted By unworthy1

beware of that Modolo stem, BTW. Known to be...

beware of that Modolo stem, BTW. Known to be ache-y and break-y, AFAIK. ;)
11-20-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 65,125
Views: 10,195,517
Posted By unworthy1

hope somebody here buys it and replaces that stem...

hope somebody here buys it and replaces that stem STAT! It's a thoroughbred bike that deserves better, and will thank you with a superb ride! ;)
11-19-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4,445
Views: 442,490
Posted By unworthy1

here's a long shot WTB or WTT: have a pair of...

here's a long shot WTB or WTT: have a pair of 650C HED Jet wheels (maybe not very "Vintage" but depends on your perspective) but discovered the front hub shell is cracked.
So before putting them on...
11-16-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4,445
Views: 442,490
Posted By unworthy1

I'm sure I have a few 5-speed FWs (but NOT FR...

I'm sure I have a few 5-speed FWs (but NOT FR threaded) in my stash, but they are heavy-ish so you probably want to source one from a fellow Canadian (right?) and not pay the outrageous postage such...
11-16-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,813
Posted By unworthy1

Just a follow-up: there is an "official" memorial...

Just a follow-up: there is an "official" memorial ride for Tony Tom planned for Dec. 12. This is the link I copied from the CR list this AM, hope it has the ride info in there but not sure:
...
11-14-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 803
Posted By unworthy1

In my experience, leather with this texture is...

In my experience, leather with this texture is generally pigskin. Nothing wrong with that. it tends to be durable. Modern American footballs are NOT made with it, anymore.
11-14-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By unworthy1

can I hire any of you "lucky stuff finders" to...

can I hire any of you "lucky stuff finders" to locate all the stuff I KNOW I put someplace, but now...:rolleyes:
You'd need to have psychic skills, of course, but could be a nice side-gig.
11-13-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By unworthy1

updated with pix of the Matrix tire: get the pair...

updated with pix of the Matrix tire: get the pair for $25 (plus shipping)!
11-13-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By unworthy1

U like 'em skinny? (tires, that is)

FS is this "unmatched pair" of NOS folding clinchers that are just too skinny for me, but to each his/her own...these may be your cuppa thin tea!

I have pix of the Hutchinson Turbo A.S. 700Cx19,...
11-12-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By unworthy1

"not US chrome", I am not surprised since that...

"not US chrome", I am not surprised since that has been pretty much regulated into history. Certainly in California. So we don't need to know trade secrets but will be interested to know that there's...
11-12-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By unworthy1

Too bad "Frank the Welder" has dropped off, he...

Too bad "Frank the Welder" has dropped off, he might recognize those welds.
Foe sure it's unique!
11-12-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By unworthy1

not sure since Viner appears to use different...

not sure since Viner appears to use different crowns as well as other frame bits in a haphazard mode, so may not point to a specific model or year, but for me a flat crown has some extra panache...
11-11-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By unworthy1

And FWIW Flex-hones says always use oil with...

And FWIW Flex-hones says always use oil with their products as lubricant. I keep my main go-to in a motor oil bottle so it's constant-bathed and ready. If the flex-hone can't do the job then you need...
11-11-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By unworthy1

Given the portacatena holes in the DOs it can be...

Given the portacatena holes in the DOs it can be no earlier than '78 (and most likely '79 is more realistic for earliest date), most of the time those DOs were in use for 1980 models and pretty much...
11-03-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 65,125
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Posted By unworthy1

YES! I chanced on this by checking the "usual...

YES! I chanced on this by checking the "usual suspects" on Classic Rendezvous, the little ring cable guide is a Le Jeune detail, tho may not be 100% exclusive to that make, still that's what I'd put...
11-02-21, 09:55 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

No idea but that "ring" above the DO on the stay...

No idea but that "ring" above the DO on the stay is a identifying feature I saw once before and promptly have forgotten who did that. In any case there's enough there (Campy Super Record, Stronglight...
11-02-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By unworthy1

Just so: Michelin was the family name of the...

Just so: Michelin was the family name of the founders of Miche (in Italy), presumably they contracted it "Miche" to avoid confusion with the French maker of tires, maps and restaurant stars! ;)
I...
11-02-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 906
Posted By unworthy1

Did the OP try a magnet on the BB shell and/or on...

Did the OP try a magnet on the BB shell and/or on those "splined rings" assuming they might be separate components to the shell?
If aluminum then maybe not a good candidate for reaming and threading...
11-02-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4,445
Views: 442,490
Posted By unworthy1

I'll PM you.

I'll PM you.
11-01-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,813
Posted By unworthy1

I loved that shop and as everyone has said: Tony...

I loved that shop and as everyone has said: Tony was the most gracious of hosts!
He didn't come off as a "merchant" but as the guy who was about to be your new best cycling bud, even tho he had just...
11-01-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4,445
Views: 442,490
Posted By unworthy1

If oneclick declines this I MIGHT have a need for...

If oneclick declines this I MIGHT have a need for one: I had a FR threaded hub with no FW at one time but recall I was making a complicated trade with a C&Ver that never got resolved, so have to use...
10-31-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By unworthy1

It's possible that, due to the headbadge style,...

It's possible that, due to the headbadge style, this is a pre-1974 GR in which case the paint scheme may be more correct than the "opposite" scheme in which the main tubes were black with black...
10-30-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 30,001
Posted By unworthy1

Oh yeah, "that one", again! ^^^ I got a nice deal...

Oh yeah, "that one", again! ^^^ I got a nice deal on some wheels last time around, and I like the renaming of sleepy little old "City of Good Living" to "Can Carlos", makes it sound closer to some...
10-29-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 65,125
Views: 10,195,517
Posted By unworthy1

Technically: Yes it's a Colnago, but technically,...

Technically: Yes it's a Colnago, but technically, no it's not labelled as such so will never have the cache of Ernesto's name and therefore not the resale value. Plus it's rusty.
10-28-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4,445
Views: 442,490
Posted By unworthy1

Did you find what you needed? If it's a SunTour...

Did you find what you needed?
If it's a SunTour boss I just came upon a full set: mount/bolt/pair of micro-ratchet shifters all in very good shape.
EDIT: also marked "Symmetric" on the mount, so...
10-28-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By unworthy1

I have a front (only) 36 hole large flange hub...

I have a front (only) 36 hole large flange hub that is marked "NORMANDY" and MADE IN FRANCE but nothing that says "sport". It has 6 oval (bean-shaped) holes in each flange and solid axle but NO end...
10-28-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By unworthy1

Very interesting cause this sure does not...

Very interesting cause this sure does not correspond to any of the (familiar) USA-spec frames from '77 to '78.

That ghost decal sure points to the fork being a Motobecane product, but I don't...
10-28-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By unworthy1

slight hi-jack, but one instance when going to...

slight hi-jack, but one instance when going to "bare metal" is NOT a good idea: aluminum frames. It's almost impossible to get good adhesion with any rattlecan paint or primer to bare aluminum. If...
10-28-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 65,125
Views: 10,195,517
Posted By unworthy1

since when did Canada become part of Germany? ;)

since when did Canada become part of Germany? ;)
10-26-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By unworthy1

"The Baron" is still in business? Wow, what a...

"The Baron" is still in business? Wow, what a blast from the past!
If you're lucky maybe his wife (Marie?) will reply, she was usually the one more down to earth in my dealings with that duo, but...
10-25-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By unworthy1

IMO tho the Miche hubs may match in dimension,...

IMO tho the Miche hubs may match in dimension, the quality is nothing close to genuine Campagnolo: materials are cheaper (I had spokes pull clean thru Miche flanges like a hot knife in butter), the...
10-25-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 770
Posted By unworthy1

Okay, found it rather quickly this time: it's a...

Okay, found it rather quickly this time: it's a 27.2 and not perfectly flat on top, that has a very slight curve. More modern than I thought (so could be I have another that's more "vintage" but...
10-25-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 770
Posted By unworthy1

does it have to be domed or would an alloy post...

does it have to be domed or would an alloy post with flat sealed top work (which I may have unless it got sold)?
10-24-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 576
Posted By unworthy1

I'd guess it HAS to be a careful re-spray with...

I'd guess it HAS to be a careful re-spray with new decals, possibly done by a shop that specializes in such (so likely in the UK). But anybody who wants to can take such care and possibly can find...
10-22-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By unworthy1

I placed only one order some years back after...

I placed only one order some years back after stumbling on this vendor (maybe on eBay?). I got a quite nice Columbus SL tubing decal in an envelope. IIRC the shipping was a bit slow, and I think mine...
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