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Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-16-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 351,451
Posted By aixaix
Just picked this up: ...

Just picked this up:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/28164070@N04/albums/72157669749892726

Before taking the pix I replaced the tires, cables, rear derailleur (removed a Suntour Cyclone & installed...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-16-15, 03:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 850
Posted By aixaix
Ohhh, Tom! You really want me to dredge up all...

Ohhh, Tom! You really want me to dredge up all that Gran Turismo data and misery again?
In sum: the body is too long; the distance from the jockey roller to the cluster is too great in the higher...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-02-15, 04:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,877
Posted By aixaix
I wouldn't be concerned about asbestos fibers....

I wouldn't be concerned about asbestos fibers. Pressed asbestos doesn't pose much of a risk unless it is broken or ground up. If they strip while you are braking, asbestos fibers will not be the most...
Forum: Northeast 05-03-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By aixaix
If the OP is riding a Surly Cross Check as listed...

If the OP is riding a Surly Cross Check as listed in his signature, this is not an issue. Fwiw, I have ridden much of the OCA on tubulars and though I wouldn't recommend it, it can be done. The trail...
Forum: Northeast 05-03-15, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By aixaix
Riverdale & Woodlawn have easy access to the Old...

Riverdale & Woodlawn have easy access to the Old Croton Aqueduct trail and the south county trail. Both trails get you out of the urbs in a hurry and allow you to enjoy the many pleasant roads around...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-02-15, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By aixaix
Anybody riding on the Bronx River Parkway tomorrow, 5/3?

I am.
Starting at the south end at 10:00.
I'll be the white-haired (& bearded) guy creeping along on a black 1969 Cinelli.
Forum: Northeast 05-02-15, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,465
Posted By aixaix
I will be riding on the parkway tomorrow,...

I will be riding on the parkway tomorrow, starting at the south end at 10:00AM, when it opens. Being vintage myself, I'll be on a vintage racing bike: a black 1969 Cinelli.
Say hi. I'm generally...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-27-15, 04:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,496
Posted By aixaix
Style trumps substance in these matters. At our...

Style trumps substance in these matters. At our age it'd better.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-27-15, 02:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,496
Posted By aixaix
https://www.flickr.com/photos/28164070@N04/sets/72...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28164070@N04/sets/72157627343204674/

Older photos with bilious background. I've since changed the tape to blue & took off the brake. The thing looks almost new, which...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-29-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 968
Posted By aixaix
Yes, Tom, I still have it and would be happy to...

Yes, Tom, I still have it and would be happy to send it on to tetra d. Shipping should cost no more than $150 or so...



dddd, email your address to me at euromeccanicany@yahoo.com and I'll tie...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-09-14, 12:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,450
Posted By aixaix
Many of us C&V types came of age during the bike...

Many of us C&V types came of age during the bike boom of the late 60s/early 70s. We have a relationship with bikes that mirrors the depth and intensity of car-obsession, and for the same reason. The...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-01-14, 09:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,103
Posted By aixaix
What that piece did was keep the rack from...

What that piece did was keep the rack from sliding down the seat stays. I don't think it made the rack mount any stiffer, but it kept the rack in place on the frame which made it less likely the seat...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-31-14, 02:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,103
Posted By aixaix
The issue here is the type of failure that's...

The issue here is the type of failure that's likely to occur when one of the struts or rails splits at a bolt hole. To expand on RHM's point, once one joint fails, other failures are likely to follow...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-26-14, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By aixaix
The bikes that just take up space in a garage are...

The bikes that just take up space in a garage are mostly low-end, but not always. Like many on this forum, I've pulled decent bikes out of the trash and gotten garage sale bargains. (A few years ago...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-23-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By aixaix
I don't know if this is a consideration, but the...

I don't know if this is a consideration, but the performance and reliability of many road bike components (shifters, pedals & hubs especially) on mid-range and top-end models improved hugely from the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-23-14, 11:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,383
Posted By aixaix
That sign is at the top of a rather long climb...

That sign is at the top of a rather long climb from the east and a shorter, steeper climb from the west. Knowing the iron-legged RHM is more than equal to the job of grinding up any slope in...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-23-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By aixaix
Cool VW! 407947Here's mine, with foldies on the...

Cool VW!
407947Here's mine, with foldies on the rear rack.
As for a mountain bike for under $200, I'd suggest getting the simplest one (hardtail, rim brakes) that fits you. Brand is less important...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-21-14, 09:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,383
Posted By aixaix
407731 1956 Frejus. I was born that year....

407731
1956 Frejus. I was born that year. Although I was there the entire time I don't remember a thing.

I rode it last week for the first time in a couple of months. Took it down & up the West...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-13-14, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Posted By aixaix
How common is injury from steel frame or fork failure?

Several recent C&V threads got me thinking about this. I've seen many bent and broken steel frames and forks, but haven't had first-hand or even second-hand knowledge of people injured because of...
Forum: Northeast 08-13-14, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
Posted By aixaix
I rode the North County Trailway from Rt 117 to...

I rode the North County Trailway from Rt 117 to Yorktown for the first time last Sunday. In spite of the road stretches, it is a more interesting and less car-proximate path than the SCT, which runs...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-14, 09:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,742
Posted By aixaix
395396395397 Yet another Milanese confection....

395396395397
Yet another Milanese confection. Mid 1970s, barely ridden. It hangs on the wall at work and I admire it every day.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-03-14, 04:29 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,385
Posted By aixaix
Olympia celebrated their 120th birthday in 2013....

Olympia celebrated their 120th birthday in 2013. They are the second-oldest bike manufacturer in Italy still in business (behind Bianchi). Unlike many of the other companies mentioned, Olympia hasn't...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-30-14, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By aixaix
The head badge is 60s-70s. At some point in the...

The head badge is 60s-70s. At some point in the early 1970s, they started using an aluminum badge with slightly different graphics. If the frame doesn't take a 26.2mm seat post, it is a 1980s or...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-27-14, 03:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,429
Posted By aixaix
Gotta disagree. In 1978 I gave my wife a...

Gotta disagree.
In 1978 I gave my wife a Serotta frame custom made by Ben himself. She loved it and put many miles on it before we had kids. Next, she got a Ross MTB and a Burley in which our...
Forum: Northeast 05-26-14, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By aixaix
Could be a replacement fork, but the only way you...

Could be a replacement fork, but the only way you will get any decent info will be to post photos. Without knowing the model and age of the bike, nobody can give you a meaningful answer. If the bike...
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