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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 04:27 AM
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Posted By Lenton58
I've just been reading back in the posts and...

I've just been reading back in the posts and noticed some concern from 'catsters' over the carnivorous predations of their pets. This got me remembering:

Back in the days my mother cared for...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 03:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By Lenton58
It may not work out very well here on "Mars" ......

It may not work out very well here on "Mars" ... but this is an excellent suggestion! NOTHING is gonna get me back on clinchers!

I lie ... a modern Ultegra wheel-set awaits my Woodrup if I ever...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,793
Posted By Lenton58
The Allez extremely yummy and definitely a bike...

The Allez extremely yummy and definitely a bike that strikes up envy! I do not feel that way about too many bikes!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,186
Posted By Lenton58
WOW! I don't know your age, but your performance...

WOW! I don't know your age, but your performance seems impressive great for any vintage. Keep going, mate! ... even if you have to slow up a bit. I am impressed!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By Lenton58
I could not agree more, otherwise I'd not be the ...

I could not agree more, otherwise I'd not be the exiled, ex-pat ... never able to afford to return to the natural magnificence of my homeland that has been in the fibre of my being since childhood....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 06:36 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 16,175
Posted By Lenton58
Probably not, but I don't even think of the cost...

Probably not, but I don't even think of the cost factor, given that the lower-end tubulars are not very expensive. I am on a very tight budget. I notice these things. I buy cheap tubs, and I still...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By Lenton58
That's something I overlooked in my post above....

That's something I overlooked in my post above. In Japan, shops that resell used goods are pretty thin on the ground. There are some national chain stores that resell all sorts of stuff, but very...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 07:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,020
Posted By Lenton58
What an amazing display of skill and patience ...

What an amazing display of skill and patience all of you! I am so very impressed and rather humbled. Just have to say!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By Lenton58
The sad and real fact is that a bicycle IS the...

The sad and real fact is that a bicycle IS the wheel set! If you buy a bike to flip, you buy the wheet-set. If it is dodgy, you dodge the sale. If you have a garage filled to the tits with old and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 07:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,186
Posted By Lenton58
Plus one on the GL 330's. I have a set. And if I...

Plus one on the GL 330's. I have a set. And if I see another, I will have my fangs out to get them. But price is a factor. I would bite on any fair offering, but if the rims come as a set, one has to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 06:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,186
Posted By Lenton58
Thanks! I really enjoyed reading your story. And...

Thanks! I really enjoyed reading your story. And I have to add kudos to your courageous effort no irony in the least intended!

I am a mere exercise rider (though not relaxing). But I have...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 06:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 561
Posted By Lenton58
I had something like the same issue: I...

I had something like the same issue:

I bought a B-17 because it was the same saddle I had as a boy back in the Cretaceous! To my surprise, I hated it. But, a friend traded me a near-new Brooks...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 05:31 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 16,175
Posted By Lenton58
In 2011-12 ... after the great crisis settled...

In 2011-12 ... after the great crisis settled down a bit here in Northern Japan — and because both my house and bicycle garage were still solid, I built up a lovely Dawes Atlantis for a friend.
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-06-16, 05:46 AM
Replies: 15,327
Views: 4,793,474
Posted By Lenton58
Hi, I am interested in Uniglide hubs for use...

Hi,

I am interested in Uniglide hubs for use in making 126 mm stays fit a hub that can become a drive sir single sped using UG/HG spacer kits. Let me know. I may have some bits to trade .... or...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-06-16, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15,327
Views: 4,793,474
Posted By Lenton58
I made a note: I have something that might do. A...

I made a note: I have something that might do. A small trade would suffice on my end. What I have is fluted, not long/high as for the period and may not have a bus flu of bling. But give a few days...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-06-16, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15,327
Views: 4,793,474
Posted By Lenton58
I am always on the outlook for NR skewers. I...

I am always on the outlook for NR skewers. I don't weight them in gold; the Yen is up and US postage is an outrage! But fair is fair.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-06-16, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15,327
Views: 4,793,474
Posted By Lenton58
I collect Tri cranksets. Not so much bling but...

I collect Tri cranksets. Not so much bling but like Ultegra that are as good as I need, beautiful design, versatile, bullet-proof ... usually affordable!.

I am in Japan ... so extra shipping is...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-06-16, 05:13 AM
Replies: 15,327
Views: 4,793,474
Posted By Lenton58
Hi, Curious ... never can have enough...

Hi,

Curious ... never can have enough cranksets.

Q: What is the BCD measurement. My deficient memory tells me Sakae had some more rare BCD measurements. But some of them were there same as...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 07-06-16, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By Lenton58
i am so-ooo tempted. My best fit is 56 cc x...

i am so-ooo tempted.

My best fit is 56 cc x 54 with a longer bit in the quill stem, or 56x56 — depedning on the geometry. Some combo of this gives me the perfect "drive".

Whaddya think!? A...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-22-16, 03:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Lenton58
Thanks for the sympathetic words. I think that my...

Thanks for the sympathetic words. I think that my friend accepts the "brutal truth", but the eventual reality may be a bit more brutal than he may enjoy. Another brutal truth is that he is...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-20-16, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 325,402
Posted By Lenton58
I am very impressed. Congrats to her from one...

I am very impressed. Congrats to her from one (and I am sure many others) BF member.

I have just begun to read a book: "The Story of the Human Body" by Daniel Lieberman. It concerns about...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-19-16, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Lenton58
Thanks and your comment well-noted >>>SNIP>>>> ...

Thanks and your comment well-noted
>>>SNIP>>>>


Thanks again and that is the sort of number I came up with. But as stated in my just previous post, my $$ circumstances have drastically changed...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-19-16, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Lenton58
Thanks guys for the comments so far. I have...

Thanks guys for the comments so far.

I have some comments and an amendment to make that directly answers bertinjim's question:

I was planing on buying this bike from my friend, but hours ago...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-18-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By Lenton58
If it we me, and if I were looking for a...

If it we me, and if I were looking for a classic/vintage frame in steel: a mid 80's Trek road bike. it could come in either Reynolds 531, Reynolds 501 or True Temper. These Trek road frames are often...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-18-16, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Lenton58
Rare Dawes Atlantis friend selling my build.

I built this bike for a friend and completed it in 2012. Recently he announced that he wants to sell it for reasons I will labour on here except to say that there is nothing wrong with the machine...
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