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Panaracer Pasela PT in 28 or 32 would be swell.
Run, do not walk.
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If the chain is the original chain, I would switch to a modern 8 speed chain, where the pins are more flush with the plates.
From the serial number and fork, I'd say that's a '74, which would be a grail bike for me. Very nice find. What date/length are the cranks stamped?
Hey - don't feel guilty. If you and the other guy weren't there, they may have ended up sold for scrap. Fix them up, love them, and you will have done a good thing. And yes, post some before pics.
Interesting bike. My understanding is that there were a few of these entry level racer bikes during the bike boom era - I think Peugeot nada similar model: otherwise fairly plain frames and...
I would not try to solve toe overlap by adjusting your cleat position. That could cause fit problems and cause knee pain. I have a couple bikes with toe overlap, and as long as I'm aware of it when...
Nice light. I may have missed it, but where do you sell such things?
If the Avocet triple arms are 172.5, I'll take 'em. And are the triple bolts spacers for NR/SR original Campy, or Ofmega/Avocet?
Right. But I never feel bad if I do get out-sniped, as my bid is always the most I'd want to pay.
I snipe manually. Waiting till the last second keeps the price down. Bid early, and the price gets driven up. Pretty simple really.
$100 Motobecane Team Champion in Springfield, MO:
Many Italian makers did a full range of bikes, from basic gas pipe up to race-level (Bottechia, Bianchi, and Atala spring to mind), while some only do top tier stuff (e.g. Masi, DeRosa). So pay...
I <3 cheap Asian freewheels, KMC chains, $6 "cork" tape, Suntour Vx's on high end bikes, Paselas, Kalloy 1-bolt seatposts.
You should be able to find a very nice upper-mid range Italian bike for $500, especially if you are patient. Save a Craigslist search, and check in here frequently.
TdF is supposed to be a hot one this year. Who's best in the heat? The Kenyan? Columbian? Spaniard?
I have a Sugino Mighty Competition 46t in decent used shape. Drop me an email and I'll send a pic.
Boulder was blowing out nice gum non-anatomic Modolo hoods. I just bought the last pair of these:
Modolo 920 gum second quality hood pair bargain!
Merckx used to ride with a hex wrench.
Watched today's stage live, and was seriously scared for Bardet (and the moto drivers). That was an insane descent.
Depends if the logo is raised or not. I've sliced logos off of Dia Compe hoods with an exacto blade. (I've also carved them to fit Campy levers better, with moderate success.) Glad there are mo'...
I think good wheels can make a difference: just things like nicely serviced and set up wheel bearings, spoke tension, tire pressure.
And my Strava account (paid, not free), does allow you to...
What seat pin size do folks' GR's have? Mine came with what seems like an original post that measures about 26.5 mm. I replaced it with a SR single-bolt 26.6 which fit perfectly (got sick of hitting...