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Old 07-19-21, 08:55 PM
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Sold my '60 Paramount today.


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The buyer asked, quizzically, so why are you selling it? I said, I've got six bikes. I really need to pare down. He replied, I've got 20!

Guess he has 21 now. Is that the legal limit?

​​​​​​​In my craigs listing, I name dropped Bob Freeman, who had replied to my ad to "correct" me on a thing or two. I think that helped, as the buyer is a good friend of his. So, if you're out there, Bob, thanks, Bob!
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Old 07-20-21, 09:39 PM
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Rode over to the buyer's place for beers and to see his collection. Had a beautiful Jack Taylor and an incredibly light Erickson. I feel good about my old Paramount taking its rightful place in his lineup. It's so reassuring in the balance of the universe when selling a bike to also make a new friend that's into c&v, riding, and like-mindedness.
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Old 07-20-21, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Sold my '60 Paramount today.
Did the little person on the top tube come with it?
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Old 07-20-21, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
Did the little person on the top tube come with it?
yeah that sort of pisses me off. back in the old days when I spent a lot of time with my SLR and desktop, I would have used photoshop on that guy.
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Old 07-25-21, 09:43 PM
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I finally finished an adapter that I made out of 7075 Zicral aluminum that allows me to run 110BCD 50T/34T compact chainrings on my 90s 135BCD Campagnolo Record crankset. The adapter could be modified to also run on 130BCD cranks and also accommodate 94BCD for 48T/32T chainrings. This is my first post on BikeForums so after another nine posts I will post photos and more details so people can fabricate one themselves.
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Old 07-26-21, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by El Heron View Post
I finally finished an adapter that I made out of 7075 Zicral aluminum that allows me to run 110BCD 50T/34T compact chainrings on my 90s 135BCD Campagnolo Record crankset. The adapter could be modified to also run on 130BCD cranks and also accommodate 94BCD for 48T/32T chainrings. This is my first post on BikeForums so after another nine posts I will post photos and more details so people can fabricate one themselves.
'Looking forward to those photos.....

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Old 07-26-21, 10:52 AM
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Thank you Dean. I'll make a post of the chainring adapter very soon. Best,
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i'm contemplating a 650B(odge) conversion for a Schwinn CrissCross frameset (700c wheels) I picked up for $40 (including canti-brakes, self-centering headset, and pre-crusted bottombracket. oh, and a pipe-seatpost .... with no seat clamp....)

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- would require new canti-posts, 19mm closer to the whee center. Probably I can keep good ground clearance with 650b x 50mm tires. I think it'd be an interesting tourer.

Originally I got the frameset 'cause Jan Heine's got me burning up braincells wondering if I could bodge a frame to receive a Nivex derailleur. . . . if i could even find a Nivex derailleur.... more likely I could use a Suntour S1 derailleur, but I think Suntour put the indexing in the derailleur, so I think I can't go friction mode. more braincells burning out all the time...
True Fact: The Suntour S1 was only used on the 1993 Schwinn CrissCross. And my frameset is a 1991. (how does this happen? maybe the Great Bike Mojo is telling to just rid my Gunnar and get ride of the other bikes..... the Gunnar is perfect.)

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Old 08-09-21, 12:38 PM
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Loaded up my preliminarily packed bags on the Koga-Miyata Graveller and took it out for a spin for a fully loaded test ride.

This should be the setup for this summer. Especially clothing isn't finalized but with a fully packed rear (23L), empty frame bag (~5.5L) and 70% full rando bag (17L) I should have some room to switch things around.
It handles well like this, it looks like I might even be able to ride it no handed, but I didn't dare to extensively test that theory.

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Old 12-31-21, 04:29 PM
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while our new year's eve dinner was cooking, i decided to swap the mount and shifters on my Koga Miyata GentsRacer.

before, full friction only:




the 'unobtanium' mount for using 'later' friction/index downtube shifters on top mount posts:


the braze-on post:


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on side mounted shifters of this style and era, the left will be slightly offset upward in the most forward position, and is only slightly noticeable because the tube kinda blocks it from view. however, since these are top mount, the offset is much more pronounced. doesn't bother me, as this is a rider, not a show bike.
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Old 12-31-21, 08:18 PM
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Install Regina Extra Oro chain- would like a GS Corsa but run what ya have.
was thinking of which one to use but as I ended up with a Regina freewheel, 15,17,19, 22, 26.
Old junior 52x15 gear limit.
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10 mi. @ 25 degrees, nice but cold on the silver Merz, no pics.
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Old 01-01-22, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
10 mi. @ 25 degrees, nice but cold on the silver Merz, no pics.
Wow! Twenty fffffive? That’s absolutely fffffrigid! The coldest I have ridden was an early morning start in Paso Robles 2017 Eroica , it was 37 degrees f. This year I have had more than one sub forty starts to my rides and that is cold for me. I am building up an old Motobecane today but I don’t expect to actually finish it so I will bundle up for tomorrow’s ride on the Windsor, which Is the same bike I did the 37 degree start in Paso with. I am a SoCal weather wimp for sure , no fenders and nice cycling shorts with my knee high socks!
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I would like to find time to glue on new tires to the new(C&V) rims as part of the 9v conversion on the Pinarello. Then the HB tape




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I am busy trying to get all manner of Bike catalogs and other, some maybe obscure, old bike information scanned and uploaded to facebook albums.

1983 Bianchi US market catalog


Bianchi USA 1991


Tommasini brochure.


1988 Campagnolo parts manual


1987 Bianchi USA Mountain bike catalog and many others
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I would like to find time to glue on new tires to the new(C&V) rims as part of the 9v conversion on the Pinarello. Then the HB tape

Very nice looking
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Most of my work at the shop is on ~2010 and later road bikes, mountain bikes, and hybrids of various quality.

Occasionally I'll get something that I really love working on.

Today was a full overhaul of an 80's Nishiki Prestige. Basically tearing it down to the frame less headset cups, cleaning, degreasing, and repacking all bearing systems, and new cables/housing/tape.

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After:






It cleaned up wonderfully and I'm so happy I got to do this today.

I'll be adding higher end Nishikis to my list of bikes I'd love to own. This one was so well put together and finished. I was thrilled at how the paint ended up looking. Too bad I didn't have any replacement hoods
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Old 02-18-22, 01:14 PM
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A guy brought me about an '85/86 Klein Performance.
He wants it "as cheap as possible," in 2 days.

54cm frameset with decent wheels, 3TTT 120mmand 3TTT Forma bars.
Has the chameleon paint. Light frame, looks like a steel fork.

DT shifter bosses, so not an '84. It had the cable stops, but concave.
Will use flat-back

PressFit square taper BB is in there and is smooth. Will use 600EX-level compact with 50/34.

Looks like a 34.9 ST, but It may be an odd diameter, will need a clamp-on BB.
I can go with a clamp-on FD, which I have in 34.9.

I have an RD and shifters ready in 8-speed, along with a 12-32 8-speed cassette.
I could go with a Claris RD if I want to run that wide cassette.

Guess I'll sort through the stash to pick up a saddle, post, shorter stem, and bars.
I don't have much; two swap meets and the cupboard is bare.

Unsure of the seat post diameter. Hope it's not 27.4 as I sold those....

I'll get before/during/after pics.

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Old 02-18-22, 08:33 PM
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Just finished up working on the Box O' Crap to send it on another journey around the C&V world. All who wan to play sign up on series nine. Smiles, MH
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