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Old 07-18-18, 08:14 PM
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70s Campy seatpost for the Paramount. The last piece of the puzzle, three years later. Pretty freakin' stoked.
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Old 07-19-18, 02:55 PM
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a good size box from the UK, with lot's of silver and blue boxes.....a full 105 5800 group only bummer new to me frame does not show up until monday so it is work on house not bike this weekend
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Old 07-19-18, 03:07 PM
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Forum people have been very kind to me lately, giving me things that I really need for my Rabeneick. Today, this set of Universal levers, well one really, and would not even accept payment for the cost to ship. I owe him and a couple of others for their kindness. Anyway, these levers showed up and I only need one, which is good because one of the levers is badly damaged...


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Old 07-19-18, 04:19 PM
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Yesterday was a very exciting day for me.









And that's why the C&V for sale forum is either wonderful or very dangerous or both, depending on how hard you're trying not to buy more bikes. Many thanks to @shnibop for passing this on to me with great care.
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Old 07-19-18, 04:43 PM
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That is a gorgeous Gios AndyK...
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Old 07-19-18, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
Yesterday was a very exciting day for me...

And that's why the C&V for sale forum is either wonderful or very dangerous or both, depending on how hard you're trying not to buy more bikes. Many thanks to @shnibop for passing this on to me with great care.
I know exactly what you mean. Been there, done that. Will probably be there doing that again.
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Old 07-19-18, 10:18 PM
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Special delivery to home.

Need to find the little brother skewer






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Old 07-20-18, 08:03 PM
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Not in the post, but a pickup from a Facebook ad. ‘88 ST700 (23”)
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Old 07-21-18, 08:25 AM
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Resilion rear mech and selector



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I got tired of using thin headset wrenches or heavy crescents that seem to slip so I ordered this...less than the cost of a Park tool and much less than a Campy.
It is long enough to loosen the tightest nut and I can also put it into service on my car.
Notice the size of the box Amazon shipped it in.
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Old 07-21-18, 02:40 PM
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A nice padded envelope full of Avocet goodness for my Trek 720 revamp.

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Nitto Adjustable Stem

Hi peeps,

I didn't get this in the mail but more of a purchase in Japan last month. I picked up a NOS Nitto NJ Slider Stem at a small bike shop I came across.
Can some shed some info on this part?




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Old 07-21-18, 09:36 PM
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These are historically a track stem, look up Major Taylor as he seemed to bring them to prominence although they were around before him I think.
They fetch hefty sums no matter what, my 58 Paramount came with a Schwinn version in great shape that is pretty cool.


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Old 07-21-18, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac
These are historically a track stem, look up Major Taylor as he seemed to bring them to prominence although they were around before him I think.
They fetch hefty sums no matter what, my 58 Paramount came with a Schwinn version in great shape that is pretty cool.


Cheers mate. That Schwinn version is gorgeous, dope ride.
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Came yesterday if I'm being truthful... NOS Selle San Marco Concor Profil and NOS Alfredo Binda straps for the 3Rensho build.


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Originally Posted by darker
Cheers mate. That Schwinn version is gorgeous, dope ride.
Aye, Tx! Check out more here.

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Old 07-22-18, 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by darker
Cheers mate. That Schwinn version is gorgeous, dope ride.
I was wondering what was the non-geographical reason for having the slider stem upside down.

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Originally Posted by Johno59
I was wondering what was the non-geographical reason for having the slider stem upside down.
There is no upside down, if you google it you see even Major Taylor with it both ways. I imagine it was usually used lower for track racing but it is very easy to switch back and forth for either. Richard Schwinn indicated they sold a lot of them on road bikes like this one as they were popular for a long time.
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I noticed the stem was set almost fully extended from the steerer, so thought it was a neat way to get an extra two inches. However the topside location means more stress on the shaft. Not a prob on the track but is worth bearing in mind going over a pothole.
Is it steel?
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1985 [11] Record Crankset.
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It didn't come in the post. I went to Lowe's and bought a whole buncha tools, including a nice, new bench grinder.

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Originally Posted by Johno59
I noticed the stem was set almost fully extended from the steerer, so thought it was a neat way to get an extra two inches. However the topside location means more stress on the shaft. Not a prob on the track but is worth bearing in mind going over a pothole.
Is it steel?
Yep, awesome chromed steel, made for decades the same way. In my admittedly limited experience that includes a ridiculous amount of internet tomfoolery, I have not seen or heard mention of any failures. I am sure it happens, but these are stout to say the least, can't imagine breaking one. Also I don't think they would command the prices they do if they were subject to failure, they go on ebay for around $500 sometimes.
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Originally Posted by merziac
Yep, awesome chromed steel, made for decades the same way. In my admittedly limited experience that includes a ridiculous amount of internet tomfoolery, I have not seen or heard mention of any failures. I am sure it happens, but these are stout to say the least, can't imagine breaking one. Also I don't think they would command the prices they do if they were subject to failure, they go on ebay for around $500 sometimes.
Personally, I think they look fantastic
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Originally Posted by Johno59
Personally, I think they look fantastic
Tx, me too now that it has grown on me. Had the option of getting the bike without it, not a chance.
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