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09-18-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 328
Posted By noobinsf

Yeah, if you want to preserve it, you can call...

Yeah, if you want to preserve it, you can call that clean enough. Those plastic prongs will not survive the surgery, so it's best to leave it assembled. (I accidentally destroyed an identical Huret...
09-17-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 328
Posted By noobinsf

Light oil and brass wool (or steel wool in this...

Light oil and brass wool (or steel wool in this case, since it’s aluminum) are usually my first go to. The oil is gentle and dissolves many types of gunk with mild effort.
09-15-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By noobinsf

Like so... ...

Like so...


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09-15-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By noobinsf

You’re in luck! Here is a video tutorial on that...

You’re in luck! Here is a video tutorial on that very derailleur. They’re pretty simple to work on thanks to this video — I’ve done several.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xYawyWD-qa0
09-14-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 954
Posted By noobinsf

I like SR Laprade, which are readily available on...

I like SR Laprade, which are readily available on ebay for about $30. I also have a Velo Orange post in 26.4 that I like, and it's $25 and available in 27.2:...
09-12-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By noobinsf

I believe that remains unresolved. The mattress...

I believe that remains unresolved. The mattress was a resounding success, however.
09-11-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By noobinsf

​​​​​​​ Yeah, if this is some sort of...

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Yeah, if this is some sort of initiation, he's the only one in on the joke. Whatever the case, I hope all is well with the guy, and you should take his interest with a grain of salt for...
09-09-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 202,743
Posted By noobinsf

Out with you!

Out with you!
09-08-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By noobinsf

If you can wait, the COVID buying boom will rear...

If you can wait, the COVID buying boom will rear its ugly head when things improve, so there will be a surplus. Crossing fingers for next spring (for reasons other than cheap bikes).
09-04-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,655
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, that's handsome!

Wow, that's handsome!
09-04-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 387
Posted By noobinsf

Very cool bike!

Very cool bike!
09-04-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,446
Posted By noobinsf

This one was a gift from a good friend. I only...

This one was a gift from a good friend. I only use it every now and again.

...
09-03-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By noobinsf

PSA: Soma Supple Vitesse 23mm gumwall $15

Good sale on these. I have a set that I have yet to install in 32mm, so I can't offer an opinion yet, but I hear good things, and this is the cheapest I have seen. Only the 23mm gumwalls are on sale....
09-02-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By noobinsf

This thread suggests that Italian touring frames...

This thread suggests that Italian touring frames were not common: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/400679-italian-touring-frames-2.html
09-02-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By noobinsf

Certainly has a unique take on the "I'm thinking...

Certainly has a unique take on the "I'm thinking about it" response.
08-26-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, kudos for keeping it in the c/v family!

Wow, kudos for keeping it in the c/v family!
08-24-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By noobinsf

Kinda looks like tennis racquet tape.

Kinda looks like tennis racquet tape.
08-20-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,655
Posted By noobinsf

Stunning bike! Rivendell is my neighbor, and I'm...

Stunning bike! Rivendell is my neighbor, and I'm hoping they are still alive and kicking when I have the gumption and funds to decide to buy one.
08-19-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By noobinsf

How'd you tow that thing with your bike? :p

How'd you tow that thing with your bike? :p
08-19-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 125,074
Posted By noobinsf

Iím spending more time on my Alpina Comp these...

Iím spending more time on my Alpina Comp these days. Itís perfect for chasing my kids as they feel out their training wheels. When time comes to return to the office, this will be my main commuter,...
08-19-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 793
Posted By noobinsf

My Univega Competizione originally came with Aero...

My Univega Competizione originally came with Aero Gran Compe brakes, but I got a good deal on some recent issue Shimano 105 calipers. No regrets -- braking is orders of magnitude better with the...
08-17-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,566
Posted By noobinsf

What an incredible resource. Thank you for...

What an incredible resource. Thank you for keeping this going!
08-15-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By noobinsf

Nope. Just somebody who learned something new.

Nope. Just somebody who learned something new.
08-15-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 653
Posted By noobinsf

Beautiful bike! Try that tape without shellac for...

Beautiful bike! Try that tape without shellac for a while if you haven’t before. Cotton feels nice by itself.
08-13-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,649
Posted By noobinsf

This bike is gorgeous, I just love it...

This bike is gorgeous, I just love it...
08-12-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,930
Posted By noobinsf

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-10-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,393
Posted By noobinsf

Quandary? Nope, just ride it. Even if it's for...

Quandary? Nope, just ride it. Even if it's for some specific routes and situations (e.g., relatively flat, no off-road), you'll appreciate the kind of joy it brings, even if only once in a while. And...
08-09-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,240
Posted By noobinsf

I decided this bike was not too happy as a...

I decided this bike was not too happy as a utility porteur, so I swapped to drop bars. It’s clearly still in progress, but a quick ride up the street tells me this will be a fun rider once it’s...
08-09-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,529
Posted By noobinsf

Great additions, thanks, everyone!!

Great additions, thanks, everyone!!
08-09-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,529
Posted By noobinsf

Old tools doing timeless work

Letís see Ďem!


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08-05-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,805
Posted By noobinsf

Is it the non-drive side? Remember, that one is...

Is it the non-drive side? Remember, that one is left-hand thread, so it removes clockwise. If it's not that, try some penetrating oil and let it sit for a while (at least a few hours, maybe...
08-03-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 47,141
Posted By noobinsf

That's a nice grab -- I just finished up an...

That's a nice grab -- I just finished up an overhaul of my '91 Alpina Comp, and it's a very solid rider. It’s not a hybrid, but I fixed it up as one.
08-02-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16,075
Views: 1,668,122
Posted By noobinsf

Early morning ride over the Bay Bridge today ó...

Early morning ride over the Bay Bridge today ó left before the kids were awake...

...
07-30-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By noobinsf

I appreciate these different perspectives -- I'll...

I appreciate these different perspectives -- I'll poke around with the "find" function. That's exactly what I was looking for.
07-29-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 758
Posted By noobinsf

Eep, I’ll just back quietly out of the room....

Eep, I’ll just back quietly out of the room. Nothing to see here...
07-29-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 758
Posted By noobinsf

Wheel building pun for wheel builders......

Wheel building pun for wheel builders... Seriously, though, thanks for this info...
07-27-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,565
Posted By noobinsf

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-18-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By noobinsf

I know we all take turns thanking you profusely...

I know we all take turns thanking you profusely for uploading this content, and Iím doing that today. I love seeing this vintage writing on vintage bikes, and itís so cool that you do this. :love:
07-16-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 20,834
Posted By noobinsf

I only did this for a little while, but it felt...

I only did this for a little while, but it felt very solid. I did this on the Univega with top-mount shifters, and the improvised cable stop would not cease to move, so I had to rethink the setup. I...
07-15-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 20,834
Posted By noobinsf

The SunXCD derailleur is made by Microshift, and...

The SunXCD derailleur is made by Microshift, and this one is essentially the same derailleur for a fraction of the price:...
07-14-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,325
Posted By noobinsf

I'm glad you mention this -- I just bought some...

I'm glad you mention this -- I just bought some Renaissance Wax to use on a vintage Mercian frame based on advice on the blog Restoring Vintage Bicycles form the Handbuilt Era:...
07-14-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,356
Posted By noobinsf

Tubus makes these, which are supposedly more...

Tubus makes these, which are supposedly more robust than regular p-clamps (another alternative).
...
07-10-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,385
Posted By noobinsf

Beautiful bike! It must feel gratifying to have...

Beautiful bike! It must feel gratifying to have it up and running after so much effort.
07-09-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By noobinsf

Yuko Cold Forged, a Japanese firm. I'm curious to...

Yuko Cold Forged, a Japanese firm. I'm curious to see the frame!
...
07-09-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By noobinsf

Also, there are quill adapters available, like...

Also, there are quill adapters available, like this one from Velo Orange: https://velo-orange.com/collections/stems/products/vo-threadless-stem-adaptor
07-09-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By noobinsf

Quill stems are still readily available new, from...

Quill stems are still readily available new, from the cheapo Origin8 Classique to anything Nitto makes. Ebay always has Sakae or SR vintage stems that remain perfectly useful. Your quill will most...
07-09-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,325
Posted By noobinsf

Don't give up! Evaporust and light oil + brass...

Don't give up! Evaporust and light oil + brass wool + patience can transform rusty parts.
07-08-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,665
Posted By noobinsf

My wife recently had a sports equipment...

My wife recently had a sports equipment reimbursement program through her work, and she asked me, "What would your dream bike be for x?" She was shocked when I told her a dream bike for me would...
07-08-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By noobinsf

A couple of helpful images -- not mine, found...

A couple of helpful images -- not mine, found through Google:

On this one, the "limit adjusting screws":

https://bikesonrobson.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/06-131-rear-derailleur.jpg


One...
07-06-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 439,135
Posted By noobinsf

Very nice! I love my '82 -- I paid a little less...

Very nice! I love my '82 -- I paid a little less than you did, but mine was in very rough shape and needed a good bit of refurbishing. I swapped out a bunch of original parts to suit me better, but I...
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