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Old 01-27-19, 02:33 PM
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pump it up......

Pump you up!

Nothing more C+V than a classic Silca, them and a Brooks make everything alright.
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Old 01-27-19, 02:41 PM
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Thought this was interesting. Maybe someday I'll have the bike to go with it....



That is so f’ing cool
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Old 01-27-19, 06:52 PM
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This racer mate trainer was up on cl for 25. A bit of a ride but as long the mrs gets a nice lunch......... Viscount “ life fork” secured and now I can get in some winter spinning.
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Old 01-28-19, 11:21 AM
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Viscount aerospace pro

Picked this one up a couple of weeks ago nothing too exciting has a rather large dent in the top tube, I figure I can try my hand at trying to straighten out the frame

Started out with mountain bike style brake handles in the middle of the drop bars, has replacement fork

These looked really odd in the middle of the drop bars.
decided that for $15 I could play with it a little bit

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Old 01-28-19, 11:24 AM
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Here is, by my guess, a 1973 Cilo Pacer full Reynolds531, Campy tips and dropouts French threaded bb.


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Old 01-28-19, 09:27 PM
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4 bikes for $40 on Craigslist



I usually don't bother with this type of listing, since it ends up being four trashed kid bikes. I saw adult road frames in the picture, and a leather saddle sticking out of the pile. A closer look revealed a 70's Raleigh Super Course Mk II covered in 40 years of grime from sitting in the garage. I ended up with a Raleigh Sportif, a Free Spirit cruiser and a Huffy road bike, as well!
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^^^ very nice score!
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Originally Posted by hazetguy







Ok, all these boxes are EMPTY.
I got them rather than them just ending up in the recycling. Maybe I'll make some wall hangers or do some collages with the kids.


Out of all the boxes, the only part I found was this NOS Campagnolo brake pad holder.
IIRC, there is currently a collection of empty boxes on Ebay.
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Old 01-30-19, 06:04 PM
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I don’t care if that letter was written back in 93, it’s still gotta be smacking on that guy!
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Still using a typewriter in '93, evidently. That's classic....

And what are the odds the invoice number would be 531?
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Old 01-31-19, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. 66
Here is, by my guess, a 1973 Cilo Pacer full Reynolds531, Campy tips and dropouts French threaded bb.
Congrats on the nice Cilo. I have the same model. I think you'll enjoy the ride--epitome of sports touring. I use my Cilo almost daily as a commuter and all-around bike. A nice sweet spot in terms of utility and ridability. It's light and handles well but also has decent clearance for wide tires and good wheelbase for loaded riding and fenders. My Cilo can easily fit 32mm tires (and I've squeezed 34mm tires if the front wheel isn't bottomed out in the fork tip). I've updated mine a bit since I acquired it

If you don't mind, what's your serial #?

Are you sure about the French threaded BB? It's been a while since I serviced mine, but I'm pretty sure mine is Swiss-threaded.




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Old 01-31-19, 03:02 AM
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I don’t care if that letter was written back in 93, it’s still gotta be smacking on that guy!
Apparently the guy deserved a good smacking. Probably had a quibble and stuck it to AE when he had the good nature to deliver the frame without full payment.
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Old 01-31-19, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by madpogue
Still using a typewriter in '93, evidently. That's classic....

And what are the odds the invoice number would be 531?
I was a school teacher back in the 90’s and we still used typewriters to make our tests, worksheets and letters home to parents. Good ol’ mimeograph machine as well.

My favorite, the Royal typewriter!
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
I was a school teacher back in the 90’s and we still used typewriters to make our tests, worksheets and letters home to parents. Good ol’ mimeograph machine as well.
Oh, that purple-ish ink and that funky smell. Oh-oh, '70s flashback!!!... I think the last time I saw anything on mimeograph would've been about '81, in community college. By the mid '80s, my four-year school had laser printers, but you still had to have an "operator" hand you your output.

Sorry everyone; /hijack .
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So cool!
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Old 01-31-19, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
Today's interesting item is an Albert Eisentraut signature.
Name covered to out of respect to the recipient.




That’s only $1012 in 2017 dollars (the latest year on the inflation calculator I was using). That seems like a pretty nice deal.

Edit-I missed the wholesaler part; that makes more sense.

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Old 01-31-19, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
Well, let's just say that Eisentraut had a 1 1/2% discount for payment within 10 days, net after that. The letter was to a wholesaler/retailer (which is still in business), not an individual.

Today's post is this 65cm x 65cm 2001 Bianchi sales poster with Il Pirata on it. Gonna try to find a way to flatten and frame it.


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Your best bet for the poster (assuming there is nothing valuable on the reverse side) will be to have it dry mounted to a piece of fomecor. That will both flatten the folds and prevent it from buckling in the frame when you get RH changes.
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
Thannks for the tip on the poster. I'll probably get more serious about flattening it out later in the year. On the back is the 2001 Bianchi line, road and mtb. The Pantani side is much more interesting to me.

I don't know much about this spoke/wheel set up. I just though it would make a good shop wall hanger..



Man you're finding all these cool things! John Tomac used to ride on these on his mtn back in the day.
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Just an old bike....Miyata Triple Cross. Came with Topeak Morph.

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Originally Posted by hazetguy
A 38" x 10" light up Lejeune sign. It was originally double sided, but one side panel is missing. Oh well, it will look just fine against a wall.

Freakin cool!

You should be able to get a ceiling light panel at Home Depot to replace the other side. You could even source a big die cut sticker for it, another brand or whatever.
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Univega Nuovo Sport


This was leaning up against the dumpster at my neighborhood clean-up, w/o a seat. I grabbed an extra I had laying around and through on some brake hoods and new tape (which didn't look as good as I'd hoped). Sold it to someone to basically get back my money on the parts, and it was his 11th bike.
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Originally Posted by GregU
This was leaning up against the dumpster at my neighborhood clean-up, w/o a seat. I grabbed an extra I had laying around and through on some brake hoods and new tape (which didn't look as good as I'd hoped). Sold it to someone to basically get back my money on the parts, and it was his 11th bike.
You'd think brown tape would be more common. I bought a set off of Amazon for $5 that turned out to be really good tape. Kicking myself now for not buying five...
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Old 02-12-19, 01:57 PM
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Picked a Lambert up for a little more than what the TA crankset is worth to me. It came with a set of garbage wheels set up single speed on BMX style Chinese hubs. And the rear derailleur was “lost.” Basically, the PO was in the process of destroying this bike.

Not exactly sure what my plans are at this point. It’s in my size range, but definitely not a keeper. Strip it, and part it out, or build it, and flip it... Either way, I’m glad to have another TA triple on hand.



...and to have saved some C&V from the inevitable dump!

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Originally Posted by hazetguy
Thanks. Yeah, I've been buying out a bike shop's old stash.

Got a couple of these wheel covers. The other has some Sharpie writing on it, and is in slightly poorer condition (like it was actually used). This one is pretty nice.

They are pretty cool. I suspect they came in pairs and one saw a lot of use for the front wheel the other not so much. I've seen pics, and I am sure you have too, with the rear wheel covered with one of these but installed in the frame. That must a lot of work. I had the cheapskate version made out of old tubulars.
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