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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By ollo_ollo
Find someone who does Powder coating. They will...

Find someone who does Powder coating. They will remove the old paint and re-do in color of your choice. Used to be able to get done for $50-$80. Now runs $80-$100 for frame and fork around here. ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 07:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 630
Posted By ollo_ollo
I too have tried all the combinations. Liked the...

I too have tried all the combinations. Liked the Mirrcycle best, but gave that bike my pastor a few years ago. Still have a small bar end mounted on one of my Bikes, and have always used a glasses...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By ollo_ollo
Try some Lacquer Thinner to remove that black...

Try some Lacquer Thinner to remove that black paint. Start down low to see if it will have any effect. Don
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 334
Posted By ollo_ollo
Happy Birthday! By the way, eventually you will...

Happy Birthday! By the way, eventually you will become eligible for 50+ + :)
Don
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 05:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 534
Posted By ollo_ollo
You have lots of choices already, but if you can...

You have lots of choices already, but if you can find one in your area, try one of these: 1984 Centurion ProTour 15 (http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/5680358484.html)
or any good 80's touring...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 643
Posted By ollo_ollo
P.S. You can see a recent pic of the Zeus on...

P.S. You can see a recent pic of the Zeus on Page 12 of the "Clunker Challenge" thread. That is still the same tape after 8 Summers of casual riding by my Son. Note how the color reproduces better...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 643
Posted By ollo_ollo
I have tried most everything over the years and...

I have tried most everything over the years and have now settled on Cork tape followed by several coats of amber shellac. this looks vintage, Is very long lasting and can be easily rejuvenated with...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 04:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,194
Posted By ollo_ollo
Amen to the above, and I would add "What! No 70's...

Amen to the above, and I would add "What! No 70's Zeus?" Don
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 524
Posted By ollo_ollo
Measured C to C, my favorite rides measure from...

Measured C to C, my favorite rides measure from 51 cm to 54cm, with top tube length from 53cm to 55 cm. All are quite comfortable after my compensating of saddle height/position and stem...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 08:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,806
Posted By ollo_ollo
"the wheelbase-adjusting set screws (a feature...

"the wheelbase-adjusting set screws (a feature Iíve never seen before) are set in the most close-in position"



That's what I always thought too. They aren't needed but can speed correct...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 06:03 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 16,171
Posted By ollo_ollo
My two contributions: 1. Worst flat ever: 2...

My two contributions:
1. Worst flat ever: 2 miles into the first ride on my NewTorelli. Bump, Hissssss, Click, Click, click! Look down and see the head of a 1/4" sheet metal screw passing before...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 784
Posted By ollo_ollo
20+ years ago, in Olympia, WA, there were lots of...

20+ years ago, in Olympia, WA, there were lots of lower end bikes available at thrift stores for $10-$20($9.95-19.95). At that price, they were usually heavy, Hi-ten frame sets and always dirty from...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-14-16, 09:40 AM
Replies: 35,949
Views: 3,678,634
Posted By ollo_ollo
Small (48cm) Ironman on Portland CL, I believe...

Small (48cm) Ironman on Portland CL, I believe this is the one I posted about on prior page, post #35763. Now back up at $220. Don
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 35,949
Views: 3,678,634
Posted By ollo_ollo
This one is on Seattle CL, "Custom Built Touring...

This one is on Seattle CL, "Custom Built Touring Bike, 51cm, $550"
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-16, 08:00 AM
Replies: 35,949
Views: 3,678,634
Posted By ollo_ollo
Very early in the morning, a few weeks ago, I saw...

Very early in the morning, a few weeks ago, I saw a very small Centurion Ironman on the Portland, OR CL. Looked to be around 45cm size, had a smaller, 24?" front wheel and asking price was very...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-12-16, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By ollo_ollo
I am enjoying this build thread as I commuted on...

I am enjoying this build thread as I commuted on a Pro Tour 15 for about 10 years until I retired in 2006. Mine was very high mileage when I got it, and several owners preceded me. 1st thing I did...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-10-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 908
Posted By ollo_ollo
I can add my recommendation to get a touring bike...

I can add my recommendation to get a touring bike for the ride you are looking for. I have had: Centurion Pro Tour, Specialized Expedition and Motobecane Grand Touring. All were early 80's bikes &...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-05-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 14,406
Posted By ollo_ollo
That really turned out nice. Good job!

That really turned out nice. Good job!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-05-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,484
Posted By ollo_ollo
http://www.pbase.com/jhuddle/image/163026418.jpg[/...

http://www.pbase.com/jhuddle/image/163026418.jpg[/IMG]

Real men can ride Pink Bikes! Here's my Pink Titan as 1st built. Just a few months ago I swapped the carbon fork for a swap meet SLX Basso,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-04-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 14,406
Posted By ollo_ollo
Just back from a happy 50th birthday ride for my...

Just back from a happy 50th birthday ride for my 66 Super Sport. Couldn't really ride any other bike on 4th of July now could I? Would be un-American. NTL, I would have done better chasing my #1...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-02-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 14,406
Posted By ollo_ollo
After 2 shake down rides of 3 miles and 6.5...

After 2 shake down rides of 3 miles and 6.5 miles, time for an assessment: I have to say, I'm impressed with the early Super Sport. Back in 2007, a co-worker gave me his dad's 1964 SS(complete with...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-01-16, 09:31 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 14,406
Posted By ollo_ollo
That bike is Beautimous!

That bike is Beautimous!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-30-16, 08:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,026
Posted By ollo_ollo
Agree with above about going larger vs smaller on...

Agree with above about going larger vs smaller on vintage bikes. The only bike I experienced the "lift" of front end you mention was on a Bianchi with Dedaccai(sp?) tubing that was ovalized at BB,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-29-16, 09:20 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 14,406
Posted By ollo_ollo
A few bits of Vintage Schwinn info uncovered...

A few bits of Vintage Schwinn info uncovered during this challenge:

I found remains of an old sticker on the bike I overhauled for the challenge. It was almost ready to fall off and most of the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-29-16, 07:16 AM
Replies: 981
Views: 59,334
Posted By ollo_ollo
Sorry for including the dogs, but they belonged...

Sorry for including the dogs, but they belonged to my last, greatest cat, Mr. Big. He was on his second set of dogs when he passed at age 19. I attribute his healthy longevity to a daily diet of at...
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