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Old 10-01-19, 07:52 PM
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^^^^^ Don't throw them in the pool that way....

What came today? Minor disappointment. I picked up an old chrome Ross Mt Hood (?) at the thrift sale a week or so ago. Didn't notice until too late that the fork was bent back; both blades in parallel. Wife found an exact match on eBay, the guy accepted a decent offer, fork came today. No pics of my own; here's one from the ad:


It's definitely straight. Alas, the headset threads were damaged. I'm able to install it, but the locknut was, well, a challenge. It was also packed pretty haphazardly, esp. given the shipping cost was a major chunk of the total outlay. Well, Andy @ Yellow Jersey says he can straighten the original one, so I may just take the road trip sometime soon.
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Well, not necessarily the post, but I found this box on my doorstep when I got home. A neighbor down the block sometimes sheds his old, unwanted parts--in this case, a half dozen vintage Chorus & Nuovo Record derailleurs and a few headsets. One man's trash....

Be nice to your neighbors!


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In the mail from eBay yesterday (just before a thunderstorm knocked out the power for several hours.) Had one of these in my Super Course which some rotter stole out of my landlady's garage in 1975. The recent flurry of Super Course threads inspired me to get one for my U.K.-built Raleigh Racing USA which I'll post one of these days, once the thread-protector caps arrive from Oz. I loved that crankset, don't know why it took me so long to reprise it. It polished up quite nicely, didn't look bad even fresh out of the box.



Stronglight 93 (seller's listing photo) -- yes, I got the left arm too.
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Old 10-03-19, 03:58 PM
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New tires

I finally got my $8.95 700x20c Michelins from "chainreaction". I've been using Continental Grand Prix Classics - 25c, but kind of missed the harsh ride and flats I remember from the good-old days. To be honest, I really like how the Continentals ride, they just seem to set up a bit wide on my rims. I can't even get the rear wheel out of the frame when the tire is inflated; it jams against the back of the seat tube. I'll give these new ones a test this weekend if I get the time.
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Originally Posted by gaucho777
Well, not necessarily the post, but I found this box on my doorstep when I got home. A neighbor down the block sometimes sheds his old, unwanted parts--in this case, a half dozen vintage Chorus & Nuovo Record derailleurs and a few headsets. One man's trash....

Be nice to your neighbors!

When can I move in with you?
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^ I placed dibs on top bunk already


Campagnolo brake pads from @Dean51

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When oh when will my brake levers arrive
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Originally Posted by merziac
When can I move in with you?
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HA HA, you and malcala can share a room,...I'll ask for the spare bedroom hoping he has space for a 3rd tenant.
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Riddin' the last of the dia-compe hoods and goin' pure gomme!



Also got a Miche headset, bar tape, bla bla...
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Best part is it came with a painted-to-match frameset. Many thanks to Essthreetee .
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Originally Posted by Bianchi84
kind of missed the harsh ride and flats I remember from the good-old days.
How do you know you;re alive if you're not suffering?
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A SunRace 7 speed cassette to go on the 9 speed wheelset I acquired for a Specialized Allez Project. Now I am waiting on the spacer...




Rumor has it this will work with a GPX RD even though Velo base says no, if not I have a Deore LX in the wings
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I just love #Amazomas , that little rush of happiness and expectation when you see a large Amazon box on the porch. Nothing bike related today but at least I goot a new tool, made in Germany with quality

A T4 driver to try and replace the battery in my old but expensive Garmin, some ink for work.



A little remote power switch to rework the 'procession' lights on Morticia.

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Sweet deals today from Steve and Josh at Bike Works Seattle.



Turbo saddle, a couple sets of drop bars and a stem.
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The Chris King party pack of headset and crown race pushers.



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The Chris King party pack of headset and crown race pushers.



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CK is so serious about bearings, NASA has tapped them for advanced tech.

Their Open House is next Saturday, fascinating tour and all.
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Grease Monkey Wipes canister.
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Not for the vintage bike, but for the vintage looking stiltsbike...



Clamps to attach stereorack


On the Stilts bike rolling by...
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A bill.
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A bill.
sorry, I feel you. But was quite fun to see your answer
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New sleeves for me. A saddle and grips to de-pink my son's hand-me-down Trek.

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Brake shoes and Gran Compe straddle cable hangers for my current project.

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Some reading material, oh boy oh boy!
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@hazetguy Once again went above and beyond to deliver the brake pad holders and skewers I needed. He added drop out screws to the package. Much thanks Jon.

They all went on the Miele I've been putting together.








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