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Old 02-28-23, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc

Stupid question: those are tubies right?
The tire pictured in my post is a folding clincher - what Vittoria calls an 'open tubular'. I get it: they ride almost the same (running the same pressure, too) as the Corsa Control G+ - which is a tubular.

They're both the bee's knees

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Some weighing scales, so now I'm obviously going round the house weighing everything.......apart from myself, the scales don't go up that high
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Originally Posted by botty kayer
Some weighing scales, so now I'm obviously going round the house weighing everything.......apart from myself, the scales don't go up that high
Been thinking about that but afraid it would make me spend a bunch more money.
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Originally Posted by botty kayer
Some weighing scales, so now I'm obviously going round the house weighing everything.......apart from myself, the scales don't go up that high
Our local (township) government has a recycling center. I generally look in the metal bin when Im there just because. Last year I found a digital kitchen scale that looked just fine. Opened it up and replaced the battery but it was still DOA. Tried an old trick: bend the tiny metal battery contact up just a little. AOK now and its handy when I need it.
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Originally Posted by repechage

For those Super Record top nuts
I've got a similar Park wrench, 36mm on the other end. Gives me a lot more confidence that I won't wreck those aluminium top nuts. I found it useful when removing Stronglight fixed cups as well. I just hold it in place with an Irwin quick clamp.
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Originally Posted by repechage

For those Super Record top nuts
Reminds me of Stronglight's headset wrenches:

They work well on Stronglight A9 and B10 threaded cups and top nuts, but only fit the top nut on a Campagnolo Super Record headset; the thick aluminum spacer blocks access to the Super Record threaded cup.
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Originally Posted by obrentharris
Skip, did I miss the thread where you showed off the frame you built or are you keeping us in anticipation? I'd love to see more of it.
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I've mentioned it in several places, but I don't think it has a thread of its own. Here's approximately the current status (the fork looks bent, but I assure you it's not ):

I have an album on Flickr, but I'm moving away from it. Here's more-or-less the same thing on Google Photos, though without the running commentary. (I wrote a tool to download photos from Flickr, with the descriptions added to a database, but as yet I have no good way to edit the descriptions into Google Photos.)
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Old 03-01-23, 12:21 PM
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A few goodies, with more on the way...



Now, not all of this brake set is going onto one bik. Most of it will be replacing the NOS Jetstream's mechanical brakes, but I'm going to be swapping the front BR-MT410 caliper above with the BR-MT420 caliper from the rear wheel of Hemingway, and this MT410 is going onto be the Hemingway's rear wheel; i. e. both bikes will be running MT420 front and MT410 rear calipers. The Hemingway is going to be keeping its BL-MT401 levers, and the pair of BL-M4100 will be going onto the Jetstream. I also got new BH-90 lines to swap in place of the BH-59, fittings and all.

There's one, slight problem, though: I'm terrified about this whole thing!

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Old 03-04-23, 12:02 PM
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Supporting our bike-artist friend in Italy Andrea corsaclassic ...



The closest I will get to buying a DeRosa. And three maps!
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Old 03-04-23, 12:36 PM
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For my '87 Falcon, a new 1980 Turbo reissue from a German seller on eBay ($72.54 total).

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Old 03-04-23, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
For my '87 Falcon, a new 1980 Turbo reissue from a German seller on eBay ($72.54 total).

Is that leather or synthetic? The white ones seem to be leather?
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc
Supporting our bike-artist friend in Italy Andrea corsaclassic ...



The closest I will get to buying a DeRosa. And three maps!
Awesome shirt!!!...where is her store located?

Edit: I see she's in Milan. Im going to Rome/Venice for a week each. If i can make a trip to Milan in between ill buy a shirt or two
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc
Is that leather or ..?
I think it's marketed as microfiber.

Edit: a very cool thing I learned is that the original DHL tracking number can be used to track the package via the USPS site after the package is transferred over. That is super handy.

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Originally Posted by malcala622
Awesome shirt!!!...where is her store located?

Edit: I see she's in Milan. Im going to Rome/Venice for a week each. If i can make a trip to Milan in between ill buy a shirt or two
I told Andrea that if they made a Ciocc, Faggin and Rossin versions id buy them too!
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Returned.

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I sent the two big blue boxes back today. I opened one of the boxes, took one look at the BR-MT410 caliper, realized it was a bottom-feed pad setup and said, "nah, this ain't a world I live in." I ordered me a pair of BL-M4100/BR-MT420 that's going onto the Jetstream in its entirety instead; there'll be none of those mixin'n'matchin shenanigans going on. Live and learn, I guess!

Besides, I've already got me a small stockpile of Shimano D-type ceramic brake pads lying around from earlier, so I'm all set for now.

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Can't see them well here but new paselas 650b x 42. And anti theft skewers. I put them on and took a test ride.
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Specialized Align II helmets on sale so I grabbed 2.


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Helluva good deal from the Bike Closet. And shipped in four days. The Bertoni's gonna love me.

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I got in a couple of cool things today.

First was another of the old Avocet 02 saddles I love. This one looks great!



The another set of NOS yellow Look Keo pedals. I needed pedals for the Motta and the Krapf so I can now "steal" a set off another bike and then put these yellow pedals on in replacement. Thinking either the yellow Duell or the blue and yellow Coppi.



And a new TA 50T chainring. May have to wind up using this on the Krapf if I can't sort out the issue with the FD. I also grabbed the red self extraction bolt setup to use on the crank when I mount it on the Krapf.


A little concerned because the chainring was not listed as a Track specific one. I seem to remember something about a regular chain not working with a track chainring, Need to research to see if I have an issue.

Cool stuff for sure. But to be honest the brand new 1996 Clannad Lore CD was the treasure of the day to arrive. The last one of their many albums I didn't have. Listening to it for the second time tonight. Tweaked my back leaning over to turn on a gas valve so I'm just taking it easy trying to get the spasms and pain to go away. This music is soooo soothing.
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Reynolds decals from H. Lloyd for the PX10 Im cleaning up.

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Reynolds decals from H. Lloyd for the PX10 Im cleaning up.
I ordered decals for my FW Evans from H Lloyd, since they were the only source. I didn't really know about them as a company, so I was a little nervous. Seeing your order greatly boosts my confidence. They were shipped Monday, so should be here soon.
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22823967[/url]]I ordered decals for my FW Evans from H Lloyd, since they were the only source. I didn't really know about them as a company, so I was a little nervous. Seeing your order greatly boosts my confidence. They were shipped Monday, so should be here soon.
It may take longer. Mine were sent regular mail on 2/20 and arrived in NYC yesterday. Since there was no tracking I contacted them about a week ago and they replied the next day.
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My Zfal shock pump arrived from Amazon SA via Aramex yesterday:




Which is my first ever hardcore MTB product for the rear shock of my first ever softcore mtb - a Dahon Jetstream:




Problem is, I still have no idea how much air I should put in there! 😬

In other news, Saudi Post just delivered my 160mm adapters this afternoon:




All that's left now is my new M4100/MT420 brakes, which Saudi Post out to be delivering any day now, and I should have everything I need to upgrade the Jetstream to 11-speed Deore 5100, 11-40t cassette (the one that's currently on my Hemingway, which is getting a 11-36t instead,) and some proper brakes. Just like I did with the Hemingway, I'm going to be running the front caliper with a couple of spacers on a 170mm rotor:





I'm a dumbass, though. After I returned the MT410s to Amazon SA, I went ahead and ordered the M4100/MT420 set from Worldwide Cyclery, had them shipped from Newberry Park, CA, to my Saudi Post forwarding address in Portland, OR, and then paid Saudi Post to have them delivered to my door in Jeddah - completely forgetting that I had saved the exact same items in my Amazon SA cart, which would've cost me the same as WWC's prices, delivered to my door, sans Saudi Post's shipping charge! Now I'm out well over SAR200 more than I should have been! A classic example of haste making waste, I guess... live and learn! 😐

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