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Old 01-09-20, 04:02 PM
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Shimano 105 Front Derialleur



Like new... Dirt cheap on eBay. With eBay bucks, I got it for shipping costs.

These work very well. It sat for $12 BIN for a long time???

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Originally Posted by madpogue
There's nothing in the wording of either warranty excluding abuse.

Gotta wonder why this was done, however. Yes, you get the leverage, but you get the same slipping a cheater pipe over the wrench. It doesn't make the head any stronger. And yes, I broke the open-end on a 15mm Craftsman ('80s US made chrome vanadium) combo on a particularly recalcitrant pedal. That's when I ordered a Park PW-4 (the "big" asymmetrical wrench), which got 'er done.
My dad used to say "Some people could break an anvil" ! (referring to me when I was young and broke something)

Back in 1966, when I got out of the service, I couldn't get into the Operating Engineers Union as a heavy equipment operator (sons, brothers, nephews only). After months of working 30 day jobs as an operator I went to work for an Allice-Chalmers heavy equipment dealer as a mechanic to make money for school.

One of my jobs was to rebuild bulldozer track rollers. The bolts holding the side plates on had deeply recessed 13/16" heads (stupid design). Standard impact sockets wouldn't fit. The only thing that worked were Craftsman 12 point thin wall 1/2" drive sockets. They wore out or cracked using them with an impact wrench, sometimes 2-3 a day. I used to take them back to Sears and exchange a dozen of them every week.

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Old 01-09-20, 04:21 PM
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rhm that's got to be your best. Bravo.
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Neato it is! Rudi suggested a few other options (cutouts and various type bag loop) but I preferred a slight less and semi-race profile, big hammered rivets. Plus he -created- patina and the hide is 'beefy' thick.


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Originally Posted by verktyg
I used to take them back to Sears and exchange a dozen of them every week.
I'm imagining the guy behind the counter recognizing you after a while -- "How many this week, sir?"
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A lot of the tool exchange programs seem to be aware that there are folks like me out there. This week netted one damaged Snap-On 1/2" wrench, two Craftsman screwdrivers, and two 9/16"wrenches. Seven bucks total in the pawn shop. The Snap-On alone was a $20 wrench. The Craftsman stuff went into the race car tool box, where they seldom last for a season. Lost or borrowed and not returned etc., the right place for those tools. But I have a pretty complete box of tools that weren't all paid for at retail prices. Lately I have been buying more on the tool truck, but my earliest purchases were pawn shop buys that got me into a great set of tools for about half price. My latest tool truck buy was a 3/8 "drive Snap-On impact for $150 that still had two years of warranty on it (original prices was $389). Watching for the bargains is always in your favor. Smiles, MH
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Originally Posted by verktyg
Like new... Dirt cheap on eBay. With eBay bucks, I got it for shipping costs.

These work very well. It sat for $12 BIN for a long time???

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I'm waiting on a NOS one to arrive that I got for $26. Great buy at $12. It'll go on the Krono.
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Received a little more room for my Size 46 Megas.

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Set of RetroShift levers that will go on my 650B Sauvage Lejeune/Carré.
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I didn't think I'd find them.

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I may or may not have bought two Carradice saddlebags on eBay... the plan wasn't exactly to buy two of them but yeah enthusiastic bidding.

Edit: a bright red vintage Overlander saddlebag and a Carradice junior.

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Old 01-10-20, 03:25 PM
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I got some new gloves (Gordini Stash Lite) and a book I've never read.



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2 Sets Of Shimano DP Brakes

I picked up this set Shimano 105 DP brakes on eBay at the beginning of this week. Delivery was fast and price was right for the listing description:

"Condition: New other (see details)
“see photos and read description”

"In good condition with a few light marks as shown."
NOT NEW! NOT EVEN CLOSE! 1mm WORN OFF THE PADS!



Photos were misleading. Brakes are well used but will clean up. I left POSITIVE feed back but stated they were not new. I'm considering sending a PM to the seller to request a partial refund.

After I paid for those 105 brakes, I found a set of Shimano Ultegra DP brakes for almost half the price (dirt cheap). I bought those too. They arrived at the same time and with a little clean up and new pads (which I have)they are the ones that will be going on the bike.




So I have 2 sets of DP Shimano brakes and all is well...

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@verktyg,

6500 calipers there? I paired a nice set of those with some new BL-R400 levers with SLR cables and housing. They perform very well. Very nice brakes.
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A Schwinn Fastback Pro frame with parts. #2660 built Sept. 22, 2000 which makes it a 2001 model.


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Anyone read Polish? I am not sure what these are but they look yummie. Looks like a great sale too!




OH Right! These fabulous CampI "Rubino" brake nuts came wrapped in that
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^Sweet Rubino brake nuts.

This little red devil came home with me today from the swap meet for the Torelli. A little long by an inch but I'll get it cut down someday.

Suntour 6 speed freewheel and 6400 shifters. While I find near mint 105 shifters these will do. I liked that they match the headset color.

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For a Mt. bike drop bar conversion
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Got this Saturday! A nice high crown I-beam Nitto stem. Perfect for my mid 70’s Sekine project.

Thanks, Greg!

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Originally Posted by verktyg
My dad used to say "Some people could break an anvil" ! (referring to me when I was young and broke something)

Back in 1966, when I got out of the service, I couldn't get into the Operating Engineers Union as a heavy equipment operator (sons, brothers, nephews only). After months of working 30 day jobs as an operator I went to work for an Allice-Chalmers heavy equipment dealer as a mechanic to make money for school.

One of my jobs was to rebuild bulldozer track rollers. The bolts holding the side plates on had deeply recessed 13/16" heads (stupid design). Standard impact sockets wouldn't fit. The only thing that worked were Craftsman 12 point thin wall 1/2" drive sockets. They wore out or cracked using them with an impact wrench, sometimes 2-3 a day. I used to take them back to Sears and exchange a dozen of them every week.

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Selle Anatomical saddle to replace the Concord Lazer that HURTS my bee-hind.
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Arrived today in the mail.

3ttt stem with Superleggero bars combo and NOS Shimano 105 1050 FD




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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
Anyone read Polish? I am not sure what these are but they look yummie. Looks like a great sale too!
I can't read Polish, but my wife's family is of Polish decent. The coffee cake on the lower left looks like the ones my BIL made for Christmas.
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New kit - Chinese knockoff, polyester, not wool, but it fits great, feels nice and the bright colors show well in traffic. Not bad for $79.95 inc shipping. My Super Course (s) both have Campy hubs, and pump mounts, and one even has a Campy dual cable guide, so it is not completely false advertising. They do have Ti 531 tubing, too. (Not really titanium, but well ... you know).
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