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Old 06-19-18, 08:51 PM
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Upgrade for existing Mafac levers on the Follis.
Most excellent, one of my all time favorites.
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Old 06-20-18, 06:43 AM
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Not C&V but I received a Tubus Fly Stainless rear rack and 4 Schwalbe Marathon GT Tour tires today in anticipation of our trip.


Looks pretty good on the bike:

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Birthday present from the wife.

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Appartently @Wildwood told the seller I would be on here bragging about this. Well, I wouldn't want to let him down so....

In my ongoing quest to acquire some C&V street cred, I finally bought a peanut butter wrench.



A Sugino crank puller (barely even visible in this picture -- I was trying to show the crowned 'S') was thrown in with the deal, and since things were being shipped from out of town I decided to also buy the 1975 Motobecane owners manual and an old SunTour Cylclone user's guide. But really, this was all about the peanut butter wrench.
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
Appartently @Wildwood told the seller I would be on here bragging about this. Well, I wouldn't want to let him down so....

In my ongoing quest to acquire some C&V street cred, I finally bought a peanut butter wrench.



A Sugino crank puller (barely even visible in this picture -- I was trying to show the crowned 'S') was thrown in with the deal, and since things were being shipped from out of town I decided to also buy the 1975 Motobecane owners manual and an old SunTour Cylclone user's guide. But really, this was all about the peanut butter wrench.
We need a good pic of the "Mighty" Crowned S, great logo and represents one of if not the best in the business, easily as tough and good looking as any.
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Old 06-23-18, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac
We need a good pic of the "Mighty" Crowned S, great logo and represents one of if not the best in the business, easily as tough and good looking as any.
Here you go.



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Old 06-24-18, 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
Here you go.



That's what I'm talkin about!
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Old 06-24-18, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
Appartently @Wildwood told the seller I would be on here bragging about this. Well, I wouldn't want to let him down so....
My parents made their 4 kids play a game every time someone misquoted another family member.
We called it the 'Whisper Game'.
Mom or Dad would whisper something to one of us, then the info was relayed privately between the remaining 3.
The final kid (usually the one who misquoted another family member) got checked for accuracy by Mom/Dad.
Well, …… you know the result.

I think I said something like... You would be pleased to have another vintage Campy tool, might even post it on BF.

Bill E. is a very good man, and I should add, he is excellent at reconditioning vintage bikes. His hands have touched most of mine.
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Old 06-24-18, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
I think I said something like... You would be pleased to have another vintage Campy tool, might even post it on BF.
I should have passed it through two more people. That second part isn't quite entirely unrecognizable in what I said.

But you were right. I was very pleased to have another vintage Campy tool.
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Old 06-24-18, 11:51 AM
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Since I am in the midst of a full, long overdue, tear down of my 78 Moto_GT I decided it would be a good opportunity to drop my 40T small ring to a 38T which is as small as this crankset will take. Its a small drop but allows me a little more hill friendly gear while keeping the Motobecane branded cranks.



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Old 06-25-18, 11:27 AM
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Got a pair of NIB Sturmey Archer brake shoes for cheap!


Didn't pay attention and these were the 90mm ones whereas I needed the 70mm version...

Ah well, lesson learned. Guess I will toss them on eBay.
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I received a used pair of Shimano M122 shoes. Very nice.

I also received two new cassettes. I only ordered one, and though the law probably doesn't require me to return the extra one, my ethics do, so I will.
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Originally Posted by noglider
I received a used pair of Shimano M122 shoes. Very nice.

I also received two new cassettes. I only ordered one, and though the law probably doesn't require me to return the extra one, my ethics do, so I will.
Gaining karma sir, that's what that is.
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That co-op guy was me. Enjoy the Campy bike jewelry, and the Schwinn
Thanks, I will enjoy both. I have a box of stuff which overfloweth which I will bring by one of these days.
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A CF fork to play with on my 95 GT Force road bike.
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Received my TimTas Randonneur bag!



It is a custom bag mad of cordura but waxed cotton is an option too for those that prefer a slightly more classic look.

I wanted mine with Fidlock connectors ,as these are self-closing magnetic connectors, and plenty of pockets all around.
Personnaly I think it looks great but I will probably drill a new hole in the VO decaleur as it is slightly too wide as is.
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SR Royal 5 Crankset

My Precious! And a piece of newspaper tucked under Bottom bracket cups dated 1976 Los Angeles Times



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Eclipse saddlebags, standard attachment. Thanks @wrk101
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Another day, another package. Fat Franks and Wald Balloon fenders.


Those walds are HEAVY. Doesn't matter, I'll be path riding or towing the trailer with the Mt. Whitney.
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Had to go into town as the parcel had to be signed for. It was a lovely day for a ride and the quality control cat seemed happy enough (well I think so at least) with NOS 1980s Campy 53 tooth 135mm BCD, 79.4mm BAH.
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I ordered a Tubus rack from an reputable German website to save $50. The large rear rack package was routed to USPS for delivery. It was lost or stolen.

These overseas items must routinely be routed through large hubs, where theft and organized crime is more likely. I read that last year, USPS had 1000 incidents of theft, and 400 prosecutions. Most other domestic packages are not routed through these hubs, and I've never had a problem.

The customer service of bike-components.de has been excellent, but their shipping choice failed me. I did not have insurance to reimburse my purchase. I will not be able to accept their replacement offer to return the lost item if it is eventually sent to me, because overseas shipping costs are extraordinary.

I recommend only using a private shipping service such as UPS or DHL for overseas items. I recently ordered 2 separate large packages from Europe. Neither went through the Atlanta hub. One was DHL, who delivered the item to me in a pristine, small DHL van. The other was with USPS.

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It's not here yet, but on its way (a pair of Roto pedals). Tracking on eBay gave me the details in Polish, which I didn't understand, so I asked Google Translate. I know much more now.

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