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  1. Thread: Wd-40

    by John E
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    "the whole secret to long chain life is to have...

    "the whole secret to long chain life is to have lube in the rollers"

    I learned that lesson in the 1970s when the head of technical marketing for Bullshot used to test chain lubrication by trying...
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    "Let's do the Time Warp again." Very nice! I...

    "Let's do the Time Warp again." Very nice!

    I remember the Mighty Victory chainrings -- I bought a couple when they first came out in 1973. Those classic Zefal pumps are a great bonus, as well.
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    I just slide the Cane Creeks over the brake...

    I just slide the Cane Creeks over the brake handles, stretching them a bit to go over the tallest point, without rolling them up like a pair of socks.
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    Looking forward to the drive side pictures. ...

    Looking forward to the drive side pictures.

    Nice bike! Campag. Gran Sport derailleurs?

    Tip: Nervar used a proprietary 128mm bolt circle diameter. If you ever need to replace the chainrings,...
  5. Definitely a great bargain, despite the...

    Definitely a great bargain, despite the unfortunate repaint.
  6. I have never seen a Campagnolo BB spindle which...

    I have never seen a Campagnolo BB spindle which takes a nut instead of a bolt. The type of spindle shown was used on Sugino Maxy and other low-end cotterless cranks.

    Depending on the BB shell...
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    I have the same Weinmann brake handles you do,...

    I have the same Weinmann brake handles you do, and I am very satisfied with the fit.
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    I just put Cane Creeks on the Peugeot, and I am...

    I just put Cane Creeks on the Peugeot, and I am very pleased with them.
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    I bought my Nishiki in 1971 at a local Schwinn...

    I bought my Nishiki in 1971 at a local Schwinn dealership, Russ Hughes's Rancho Park Cycles, for those who knew the west Los Angeles / Westwood / Rancho Park / Cheviot Hills area back then. West...
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    Thank you for starting this thread. My own...

    Thank you for starting this thread. My own positions:

    1. Overpopulation is indeed a huge problem that exacerbates most others, and the two proven ways to reduce an excessively high birth rate are...
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    Thank you for posting. Many of us do remember...

    Thank you for posting. Many of us do remember him. Best wishes to his friends and family.
  12. I DIY almost everything, but this is a great...

    I DIY almost everything, but this is a great example of the sort of thing I subcontract out to a specific professional.
  13. Excellent find! I am a rabid fan of mixed tubeset...

    Excellent find! I am a rabid fan of mixed tubeset frames, such as Tre Tubi and 3 Tubes Renforces, which are just as good as their pricey high-end cousins, except for a small weight penalty. I have...
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    Best wishes on a thorough and rapid recovery....

    Best wishes on a thorough and rapid recovery. Let's all hope it is just some sort of transitory overuse syndrome. Keep us posted!
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    Cool bike, reminiscent of my 1960 Capo Sieger,...

    Cool bike, reminiscent of my 1960 Capo Sieger, with its one-piece steel Agrati cranks, aluminum Simplex rings, half-step gearing, and Campag. Gran Sport derailleurs. Do you know what your frame...
  16. I tried radial front lacing back in the early...

    I tried radial front lacing back in the early 1970s, before it was fashionable. All it got me was more frequent spoke breakage and a cracked high flange Shimano hub. Long ago I reverted to 3X on...
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    It sounds comparable to my Tre Tubi Bianchi --...

    It sounds comparable to my Tre Tubi Bianchi -- nice find!
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    Thanks for posting. Yes, I have seen that video...

    Thanks for posting. Yes, I have seen that video before. Given my below average coordination (I could not balance a bicycle until I was 12, and even then it was a steep learning curve for me), I would...
  19. Thread: unknown BIanchi

    by John E
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    It is newer than my 1981 model, probably...

    It is newer than my 1981 model, probably mid-1980s. I was curious to see an Italian frame with Japanese components, having previously seen either all-Italian or all-Japanese Bianchis.

    52-42/13-23...
  20. I am glad to see so many classic mixte frames...

    I am glad to see so many classic mixte frames represented in this thread.

    My wife is 5'6" tall, as well. When I was working at a Peugeot-Nishiki dealership in the early 1970s, I scared my boss...
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    My Bianchi came with an aluminum 6-notch...

    My Bianchi came with an aluminum 6-notch lockring, which I promptly damaged with my single-prong Sugino tool, which is a close relative of the Hozan shown above. Fortunately, my LBS had a 6-prong...
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    Your mistake was choosing 11-28 instead of, say,...

    Your mistake was choosing 11-28 instead of, say, 13-26. Don't waste your gear combinations on high ratios you do not need and seldom use.

    I can get a nice tight ratiometric progression and...
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    Any conventional friction shift rear derailleur...

    Any conventional friction shift rear derailleur will outperform the Positron.
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    My maternal grandparents grew up in New Castle...

    My maternal grandparents grew up in New Castle CO. For them, Grand Junction was the "big city." :)
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    If you have a 144mm BCD crankset, 41T is already...

    If you have a 144mm BCD crankset, 41T is already as small as you can go, but if you have -- or can get -- a 130mm unit, you can drop to 38T. In either case, if you can get a freewheel with a 13T...
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