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  1. Thread: Hi, Everyone

    by John E
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    Congrats on getting back on the bike, and welcome...

    Congrats on getting back on the bike, and welcome to the forum! We do expect pictures of your bike -- without them, it does not exist here. :)
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    I was hoping to hear from The Association on the...

    I was hoping to hear from The Association on the soundtrack -- "Everyone knows it's Windy." Do you have a map of your route handy?

    Have any of you Angelinos ever ridden to the old M*A*S*H set in...
  3. Personal experience: my 53cm UO-8 is longer in...

    Personal experience: my 53cm UO-8 is longer in the top tube than either my 55cm Capo (Austria) or my 55cm Bianchi. My 58cm Nishiki Competition was remarkably short in the top tube. Bottom line -- I...
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    Except for 4 years of high school in Huntington...

    Except for 4 years of high school in Huntington Beach, I spent my first 30 years in west Los Angeles, and I have lots of fond memories of cycling in Malibu, Topanga and Tuna (I am still royally...
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    No pictures --> it does not exist. :)

    No pictures --> it does not exist. :)
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    Campus green was great, but I liked all of the...

    Campus green was great, but I liked all of the Schwinn colors, including Kool Lemon and Coppertone.
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    Bellissima.

    Bellissima.
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    Have you considered a Veloce or other lesser...

    Have you considered a Veloce or other lesser Campag. model? That's what I use with ISO Nervar Star cranks on my 1959 Capo. (My frame has ISO BB threading, which is typical but not universal in...
  9. I have never seen a UO-8 that did not look good...

    I have never seen a UO-8 that did not look good when new -- the decal graphics are classic, and the color palette was nice, particularly the rare "champagne" color. Unfortunately, after 40 years and...
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    I have the opposite problem, in the sense that I...

    I have the opposite problem, in the sense that I am not able to build much muscle strength or bulk. For me, any gains are modest and a long time coming.
  11. Honor was the rock bottom of the SunTour line. I...

    Honor was the rock bottom of the SunTour line. I am surprised it has downtube shifters instead of stem-mounted, which are more common on low-end bikes, which I suspect this one is.
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    I agree with you there. For a couple of years...

    I agree with you there.

    For a couple of years in the 1990s I used a Varsity for commuting, including a 12 percent climb up to my office. I finally replaced it with a UO-8, but broke that frame 4...
  13. Much nicer looking than mine, which I originally...

    Much nicer looking than mine, which I originally built from a bare frame (I worked at a Peugeot-Nishiki dealership) for my wife. I have SunTour derailleurs and shifters and Sugino cranks, as well....
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    Any chance those caps are threaded onto the pedal...

    Any chance those caps are threaded onto the pedal bodies? I like the earlier suggestion of setting the pedal on end and dripping heavy motor oil into it.
  15. Sounds like a great move.

    Sounds like a great move.
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    I have broken two left cranks while riding. The...

    I have broken two left cranks while riding. The first, a 1960 Agrati on my first 1960 Capo, broke across the spindle eye as I was starting across Wilshire Bl. on Westwood Bl., for those familiar with...
  17. What size are the tires? I had some 27 x 1-3/8"...

    What size are the tires? I had some 27 x 1-3/8" knobbies on the UO-8 for awhile, and they were great on multitrack dirt roads.

    I am also curious about the sizes of your chainring and freewheel...
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    A drive side photo and a component list would be...

    A drive side photo and a component list would be helpful.

    With a single set of water bottle mount bosses, I would guess the first half of your proposed date range.
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    I wish more folks were as honest and ethical as...

    I wish more folks were as honest and ethical as you are. I still believe I am a safe driver, but I do drive very conservatively and defensively -- a whopping 1500 miles/year -- and at night I have to...
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    "Oh the Wells Fargo wagon is a coming down the...

    "Oh the Wells Fargo wagon is a coming down the street ..."
  21. Yes -- Steyr-Daimler-Puch, the big bicycle (and...

    Yes -- Steyr-Daimler-Puch, the big bicycle (and automobile parts, and firearms) manufacturer of Graz, Austria. Capo, a much smaller manufacturer based in Vienna, exported a about 400 bikes to the US,...
  22. Strange, because friction shifters are so trivial...

    Strange, because friction shifters are so trivial to work on, compared to the newer indexed stuff. Also, they last roughly forever.
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    That looks like a rare cotterless steel Nervar...

    That looks like a rare cotterless steel Nervar crankset. It takes the same 128mm BCD aluminum rings the Nervar Star does, and you can adapt standard 130mm rings to fit by elongating each mounting...
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    I have good old school toeclips and straps on...

    I have good old school toeclips and straps on all of my bicycles. I have a pair of Lake flat-soled BMX shoes, a pair of Diadora mountain bike shoes, and two pairs of flat-soled ASICs TN505s. The...
  25. Thread: Saddle switch.

    by John E
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    I use a Pro with drop bars on the 1959 Capo and a...

    I use a Pro with drop bars on the 1959 Capo and a Team Pro with mountain bike bars with extensions on the Schwinn. However, since the Schwinn has a long top tube and I use the extensions more than...
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