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Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-18-16, 12:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,158
Posted By DIMcyclist
Dayum. One less choice. I used to have...

Dayum. One less choice.

I used to have all my powder-coating done at Class Act, but nothing since the original owners retired (I have no idea what the current owners' work looks like). I was...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-17-16, 10:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,158
Posted By DIMcyclist
Brooker's has closed? When did that happen? ...

Brooker's has closed? When did that happen?

Sorry, I've been out of PDX for the past several months on extended business; I'm a tad out of touch with what's been happening.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-17-16, 06:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,158
Posted By DIMcyclist
I've done both, powder-coating & pro painting. ...

I've done both, powder-coating & pro painting.

I've never regretted powder-coating because I've always gone with one of the best firms in town, with excellent results.

For pro painting, I...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-17-16, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 838
Posted By DIMcyclist
A stem that goes a-riding? Enduring...

A stem that goes a-riding?

Enduring randonneuring through weathers not abiding? :rolleyes:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-13-16, 07:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,051
Posted By DIMcyclist
Yes; you might note I specified "sealed bearing"...

Yes; you might note I specified "sealed bearing" in my post.

26.4 threaded sealed bearing headsets are common;
27.0 threaded caged bearing headsets are fairly common;
27.0 threaded sealed...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-13-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 981
Posted By DIMcyclist
Precisely: there ARE a lot of shallow-drop HBs in...

Precisely: there ARE a lot of shallow-drop HBs in 31.8; but only a small handful in 26.0. Which is to say that, if you want to use an anatomic-bend bar with a classic-style quill stem, your choices...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-12-16, 11:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,051
Posted By DIMcyclist
The FSA Duron X has a classic look, like the...

The FSA Duron X has a classic look, like the Falcon & Levin; it's very good value at $35 - $40, esp. since it has sealed bearings like the Chris King '2-Nut.'

You're lucky you need a 26.4; finding...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-12-16, 11:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 981
Posted By DIMcyclist
I like the classic look of a quill, but you can't...

I like the classic look of a quill, but you can't beat the maintenance advantages of a threadless stem.

That said, if you want an anatomic bend on a high-quality alloy HB, I'd recommend the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-12-16, 11:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,709
Posted By DIMcyclist
Here's mine, a late '90s Corsa Strada; nothing...

Here's mine, a late '90s Corsa Strada; nothing special in terms of tubing, but beautifully made & a lot of fun to ride:

521310

Beyond that, I've been kicking myself for two years for passing on...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 05-08-16, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 797
Posted By DIMcyclist
Very nice! I'm keeping my eye out for one...

Very nice!

I'm keeping my eye out for one of the older lugged frames. On the one hand, I prefer the aesthetics; and on the other, the newer TIG-welded Countachs are waaay too similar to my...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 05-04-16, 11:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 797
Posted By DIMcyclist
To quote Arthur Bach... it doesn't suck.

To quote Arthur Bach... it doesn't suck.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-04-16, 10:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,553
Posted By DIMcyclist
Thanks for your input, everyone; it's helped me...

Thanks for your input, everyone; it's helped me narrow down my choices.



It'll be a two-year project (I'm meticulous in my work) and it's still in the planning-stage. So far, I've written a...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 05-04-16, 10:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 797
Posted By DIMcyclist
$300? Absolutely. Mine's a late '90s Corsa...

$300? Absolutely. Mine's a late '90s Corsa Strada (Aelle/ ducted brake cable) and I paid $300 for the complete frameset, which included a Campy Veloce HS & BB, all in very nice shape (the former...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-04-16, 01:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,553
Posted By DIMcyclist
Thoughts on cranksets...?

Hello Everyone,

I'm spec'ing the parts for my upcoming 650b Toei restoration, and was hoping to garner some opinions about some potential cranksets (all triples). I was originally planning to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-14-16, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By DIMcyclist
Agreed; Bridgestone, Fuji, & Miyata all sold...

Agreed; Bridgestone, Fuji, & Miyata all sold excellent frames in the US until well into the early '90s. After that, they didn't stop making them; they just didn't sell them here.

Well- Fuji...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-13-16, 12:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,527
Posted By DIMcyclist
I'm a professional illustrator & I've been at it...

I'm a professional illustrator & I've been at it for 34 years. I most definitely use turps, but not in such applications since there are other paints better suited to the job.



I totally agree...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-12-16, 10:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,527
Posted By DIMcyclist
Read my post on pg. 1: I gave you all the details...

Read my post on pg. 1: I gave you all the details you'll need, including that.

FWIW, Longer drying times are usually associated with what are known as 'sign-painter's enamels.' These paints cure...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-12-16, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 555
Posted By DIMcyclist
There's also this to consider: at the moment, the...

There's also this to consider: at the moment, the dollar is lower against the pound; monetary fluctuations can be a great advantage when shopping Euro. websites; the reverse is also true.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-12-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,923
Posted By DIMcyclist
+1 :thumb:

+1 :thumb:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-12-16, 01:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,527
Posted By DIMcyclist
:thumb: I'd also suggest a brush with a...

:thumb:

I'd also suggest a brush with a long-ish & soft nap (sable, for example); no more than an inch or so in width. Your sandpaper should never be coarser than about 1500-grit for sanding...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-09-16, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,918
Posted By DIMcyclist
SRAM's 8sp chains are a marvel; I don't think I...

SRAM's 8sp chains are a marvel; I don't think I can recommend them highly enough. :thumb:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-08-16, 01:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,482
Posted By DIMcyclist
You might consider adding Trek's classic 1984/85...

You might consider adding Trek's classic 1984/85 850 & 870 MTBs to this list; the Surly Long Haul Trucker is basically a somewhat modernized, TIG-welded clone of these frames.



+1 :thumb: ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-05-16, 01:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,729
Posted By DIMcyclist
Actually, one of the coolest things about RAL...

Actually, one of the coolest things about RAL colors (or maybe "colours" since it's a British-based Euro standard), is that you can get touch-up paint that's an exact match.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-05-16, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By DIMcyclist
This IS extremely interesting stuff... It...

This IS extremely interesting stuff...

It might also explain why my Ideale TB-6 & TB-75 are more comfortable than my Brooks saddles (Btw, both Ideale saddles are similar in shape, but have...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-05-16, 07:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,729
Posted By DIMcyclist
Any neutral metallic will go nicely with a mix of...

Any neutral metallic will go nicely with a mix of black & silver componentry and be quite elegant; with regard to colors, any dark or intense hue will probably work just fine. Dark colors will...
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