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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 01:20 PM
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Posted By unworthy1
Very late to this thread, but the spoke mfgr....

Very late to this thread, but the spoke mfgr. data base chart published by Robt. Shackelford and John Hurley says that open crescent moon marks are:

"Robergel Sports" made in France

see the...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 07-23-16, 01:04 PM
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Views: 56
Posted By unworthy1
Rear wheel: Norm Comp Luxe HF BSC hub on vintage Mavic tubular rim

I offered this wheel to spock345 when he put out the call for this model rear hub with BSC threading, but made the deal to him for the entire wheel and he could unlace the Normandy Comp Luxe (gold...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By unworthy1
UPDATE: It's biketoolsetc.com and they sell both...

UPDATE: It's biketoolsetc.com and they sell both sizes for the Levin CDS but currently the 27.0 is OOS:
Bike Tools Etc. - 1000's of bicycle tools and parts for the home mechanic!...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By unworthy1
I have a replacement Levin (for steel, not alloy,...

I have a replacement Levin (for steel, not alloy, HS) crownrace that had been available separately from either BikeTools,etc. or may have been another online vendor like LooseScrews.
Not sure if...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-16, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By unworthy1
you have to think like an Italian not an...

you have to think like an Italian not an American/English speaker: in Italian the GI combination makes a single "J" sound, not a "JI" syllable and certainly not a hard "G".
So then the question is...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-16, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 630
Posted By unworthy1
I wondered when I first saw this title if it was...

I wondered when I first saw this title if it was just the case of old nomenclature and not an actual size difference: many European makers still call the standard 700C tubular a 28"...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-16, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By unworthy1
Hah! That is technically correct but maybe that's...

Hah! That is technically correct but maybe that's the way they hear it in Bergamo :)

I think that "John" is what Giovanni considers to be his English corresponding given name, but just guessing.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-12-16, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By unworthy1
Interesting to see a frame with that Italian...

Interesting to see a frame with that Italian phonetic spelling of "JOHN" (which is one of the brands that Giovanni sold to the Bonati Bros. when he sold Ciocc and Conti to them). Or at least that's...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-12-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By unworthy1
^Nope, that was a quote I re-posted from Jim...

^Nope, that was a quote I re-posted from Jim Townsend, a CR memebr who replied to MY enquiry to the CR List.
I have no Eisentraut of my own (but will happily accept a gift!) and agree that he is...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-12-16, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By unworthy1
^Yep^ THANKS for digging it up and re-posting,...

^Yep^ THANKS for digging it up and re-posting, and now that I see his name THANKS to THE JAPINO for doing us all this great favor!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-11-16, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By unworthy1
there was a guy who posted here and made a nice...

there was a guy who posted here and made a nice "how-to" thread a few years ago, I can't recall his handle or anything useful except I do remember he was in San Jose and that his saddle re-coverings...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-11-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 339
Posted By unworthy1
PC is usually polyester resin (occasionally it's...

PC is usually polyester resin (occasionally it's epoxy but if you used that you'd know cause you paid extra for it) so the main thing you want is a clear that will stick to glossy...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-10-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By unworthy1
Might be the same as the ebay Lotto, but you can...

Might be the same as the ebay Lotto, but you can check for SLX main-tube "rifling" in the BB area by pulling out the BB unit and looking up those tubes with a light...this could also be Columbus SL...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-10-16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By unworthy1
Basso. That's a stylized "B", not a "3"...very...

Basso. That's a stylized "B", not a "3"...very stylized...very well-made Italian bike and worth a clean and fix-up no matter what the model or level, the Basso Bros. did not build junk!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-09-16, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By unworthy1
spock345: I found a hub that fits your need, but...

spock345: I found a hub that fits your need, but it's laced to a tubular rim...I'll PM you with details.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-08-16, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By unworthy1
I'd be very surprised if this was from the...

I'd be very surprised if this was from the original Swiss Allegro company (Arnold Grandjean in Neuchatel, Switzerland) since as you guess it's probably from late '80s to '90s vintage. They were...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By unworthy1
^Thanks, that's MY idea of a good time! :) ...

^Thanks, that's MY idea of a good time! :)
There's an outside chance that Dan could have built my own Calif. Custom (?) mystery frame but I won't be settled on anybody until I find one with the same...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By unworthy1
I think we have a break-thru, courtesy of the CR...

I think we have a break-thru, courtesy of the CR List:
Most likely built by Dan Andersen who lived in Mountain View (not Sunnyvale). He worked for me on occasion.



I painted most all of his...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-07-16, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 417
Posted By unworthy1
T-Mar knows far more about bicycle serial numbers...

T-Mar knows far more about bicycle serial numbers than ALL the rest of us combined, you can rely on his analysis.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-07-16, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By unworthy1
Good info juvela, thanks for sharing it.^ BTW I...

Good info juvela, thanks for sharing it.^
BTW I have not forgotten the OP's request but have not had time to look thru my hub bucket which is offsite. I plan to look this Saturday.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-07-16, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By unworthy1
First I'd suggest making a thorough search in...

First I'd suggest making a thorough search in case somebody has already made Maino decals that match yours, but...yeah, fat chance...there are a couple obscure decal sellers in Italy that have some...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-07-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By unworthy1
Another decal resource (no banning in this thread!)

As a tangent to the (now controversial) thread about decal providers, including the well-known Greg Softley/Cyclomondo; JR Anderson/Velocals; Nick of Lloyds in UK; and Gus Salmon in Orlando,FL...I...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-06-16, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By unworthy1
Here's one response (all at this point) from a CR...

Here's one response (all at this point) from a CR List member:
"I went and read the Bikeforums posts. The ones suggesting the builder may
have been taught by Eisentraut make sense to me. It does...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-06-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By unworthy1
Seen some Bianchis that used black ones,...

Seen some Bianchis that used black ones, generally on lower-cost bike models, similar to the top examples shown and mainly made of plastic, not alloy IIRC.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-06-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By unworthy1
^ No, it's not East Bay, it's South Bay and...

^ No, it's not East Bay, it's South Bay and typically thought to be in the heart of Silicon Valley...by some folks who never heard of silicon.;)
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