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Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-25-11, 06:40 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,762
Posted By splytz1
This is almost as bad as the rivendell thread.

This is almost as bad as the rivendell thread.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-25-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,065
Posted By splytz1
"I'm French! Why do you think I have this...

"I'm French! Why do you think I have this outrageous accent?"

- John Cleese, the holy grail
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-25-11, 12:08 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 91,290
Posted By splytz1
I found the following catalog image: ...

I found the following catalog image:

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/splytz/Merckx_sil_80s_L.jpg

and am rebuilding my 82 merckx closely following those lines. Should be done in a few...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-25-11, 11:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,091
Posted By splytz1
My perspective is always that I can get a...

My perspective is always that I can get a beautiful old bike for less than I would pay for a garish, (to me) aesthetically displeasing modern road bike. I ride a ton but don't race so I don't see the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-25-11, 10:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,362
Posted By splytz1
Maybe it's time for a nap, then. Welcome to...

Maybe it's time for a nap, then.

Welcome to C&V!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-22-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,941
Posted By splytz1
Couldn't agree more. I'm sure it's me, but I just...

Couldn't agree more. I'm sure it's me, but I just don't get what's wrong with higher spoke count, traditional low-profile box rims for your typical application, C&V or not.

I'm talking...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-19-11, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 849
Posted By splytz1
Great stuff. I'm curious about the pulley wheels....

Great stuff. I'm curious about the pulley wheels. Are they replacements?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-18-11, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By splytz1
My early 80's merckx came with ambrosio super...

My early 80's merckx came with ambrosio super elite 19's. And yes, please post pics!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-17-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 472
Posted By splytz1
Also, the handlebars need to be tilted up about 5...

Also, the handlebars need to be tilted up about 5 degrees.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-17-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,335
Posted By splytz1
Some guy and some tools: ...

Some guy and some tools:

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/splytz/catalog_cover_2010.jpg

When my dad died, I sorted through all his old tools. He was an engineer, auto mechanic, and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-15-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By splytz1
And then there's the cognitive dissonance of...

And then there's the cognitive dissonance of seeing someone riding all upright on that thing like it's a Rudge or something.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-15-11, 06:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By splytz1
The internally geared hub is a neat idea, sure,...

The internally geared hub is a neat idea, sure, if your plan is to destroy that minty De Rosa frame in the cold, rainy (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/CAXX0332) oak bay winter.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-15-11, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By splytz1
"De Rosa Citybike Build"

Not mine.

http://oakbaybikes.com/de-rosa-citybike-build/

:crash:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-15-11, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By splytz1
Plus, they stopped fluting the crankarms b/w 85...

Plus, they stopped fluting the crankarms b/w 85 and 86 (iirc). So if the crankset is original, it's a pre '86 bike, unless for whatever reason it was built up with older parts.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-14-11, 11:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,210
Posted By splytz1
+ 1 I bought a set of NOS Ambrosio Nemesis rims...

+ 1 I bought a set of NOS Ambrosio Nemesis rims off Ebay for cheap. You just need a little patience and to know what you're looking for.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-14-11, 11:14 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 20,690
Posted By splytz1
Maine... ...

Maine...

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/splytz/IMGP3040.jpg

Maine...

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/splytz/IMGP2983-1.jpg

My (now crashed :( ) De Rosa...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-11-11, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By splytz1
The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles, Jan Heine ...

The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles, Jan Heine

focus is on French Randonneurs, Herse and Singer and the like

amazing photographs.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-10-11, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By splytz1
As for the year, I would guess early 80's, but...

As for the year, I would guess early 80's, but check the bottom of the bottom bracket shell for a serial number. There should be a letter at the beginning which will help date the bike.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-10-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By splytz1
Nice score, and you did a great job cleaning it...

Nice score, and you did a great job cleaning it up. Why do you need new wheels?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-09-11, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By splytz1
Or just... cream. ...

Or just... cream.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/splytz/cc672-4stembadge.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-09-11, 03:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,828
Posted By splytz1
I have to post this link. ...

I have to post this link.

http://raydobbins.com/splash/splash.htm
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-08-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By splytz1
I've heard that De Rosa actually built some of...

I've heard that De Rosa actually built some of the early Merckx frames. The construction details (lugwork, geometry, "beefy" seat stays, dropouts, etc.) between my 1980 De Rosa and 1982 Merckx are...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-06-11, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By splytz1
Which Modolo brakes for my '82 Merckx?

Both sets are modolo professionals; the gold are the 1st gen with no model stamp (off my crashed-on-halloween De Rosa :(). The bike came with the darker set, which is a pretty indescribable (and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-01-11, 05:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,905
Posted By splytz1
Is that red and white splash handlebar tape?...

Is that red and white splash handlebar tape? Jeez.

Can't wait to see a shot of the whole bike in proper light.

What a beauty!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-20-10, 12:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,401
Posted By splytz1
1985 (?) Univega Sportour w/ mostly Shimano...

1985 (?) Univega Sportour w/ mostly Shimano Tourney components, IIRC. Bought for me by my dad, also too big & was told I'd grow into it (I did, eventually). I was 12 or so.
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