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Posted By obrentharris

Seaside, California is right next to the ocean...

Seaside, California is right next to the ocean and is very prone to a strong wind from the west that blows the salt spray onto anything left outdoors. There is a very good chance that the rust is...
09-14-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 8,479
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tand...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-LCd853F/0/e3f5b264/XL/_DSC2338-XL.jpg

Given the apparent years of neglect I was pleasantly surprised when the seatpost came right out. The...
09-13-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By obrentharris

I'll take the Universals. PM on its way. Brent

I'll take the Universals.
PM on its way.
Brent
09-09-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,190
Posted By obrentharris

Another question for the Campagnolo cognoscenti: ...

Another question for the Campagnolo cognoscenti:
When did the 1010/1 dropout, as seen on this bike, first appear? Velo Base gives a rough date of "1960's - 1970's" but the 56 mm head badge and the...
09-09-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By obrentharris

Toenails are growing out. Maybe a thin...

Toenails are growing out.
Maybe a thin champagne colored stripe at the cuticle so the new bike doesn't feel left out.
Brent
09-09-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 190,663
Posted By obrentharris

One way of doing this is to contact a bike shop...

One way of doing this is to contact a bike shop that is local to the seller and pay them to box the bike and send it via bikeflights or shipbike. Then all the seller has to do is drop the bike at...
09-07-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16,075
Views: 1,668,164
Posted By obrentharris

Morning ride yesterday in an effort to avoid the...

Morning ride yesterday in an effort to avoid the worst of our current heat wave. 60 degrees f. when I left at 8AM. It was 90 degrees when I returned home 48 miles and 3 1/2 hours later.
You can see...
09-07-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 8,479
Posted By obrentharris

I thought I was going to have to sit this one...

I thought I was going to have to sit this one out. But yesterday a friend out on a bike ride, texted me this photo with the message "It's free."
...
09-06-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 783
Posted By obrentharris

Motobecane LeChampion ...

Motobecane LeChampion

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-mZRgTrc/0/816c3413/XL/IMG_0124-XL.jpg


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09-03-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,190
Posted By obrentharris

Ahh. Thanks. I found that one, didn't realize...

Ahh. Thanks.
I found that one, didn't realize they were one and the same.
Brent
09-01-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By obrentharris

Talbots Toyland, later Talbots Cyclery, was the...

Talbots Toyland, later Talbots Cyclery, was the DeRosa dealer for the area when I was drooling over such bikes in the early seventies.
The green bike in the craigslist add does indeed sport their...
09-01-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,062
Posted By obrentharris

Let me add another dimension to our discussion. ...

Let me add another dimension to our discussion. It's not just weather and terrain that make our rides different. It's also our personal history.
My first 50 mile ride was in 1965. I've been...
08-31-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By obrentharris

TIG welded, not fillet brazed. Brent

TIG welded, not fillet brazed.
Brent
08-29-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By obrentharris

I'm having a difficult time believing this hasn't...

I'm having a difficult time believing this hasn't sold yet.

Props for the Wilton vise, tattered photo of a bay window bus, and a special tray just for beer caps!
Brent
08-24-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,184
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-4zxZ...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-4zxZC7x/0/cf1a5967/XL/IMG_0304-XL.jpg
Motobecane Le Champion


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-QWT3vgx/0/40ef9575/XL/IMG_0436-XL.jpg...
08-24-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16,075
Views: 1,668,164
Posted By obrentharris

No riding for me. This is what it looks like at...

No riding for me.
This is what it looks like at my house. About 3 miles through the smoke in the photo is a beautiful forested ridge. Just the other side of that ridge is the Woodward Fire in the...
08-23-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,273
Posted By obrentharris

I agree with TenGrainBread. Try the AC post as...

I agree with TenGrainBread.
Try the AC post as is before deciding to go all black. You already have some silver accents in the derailleurs, the brake lever drillium, and and the chainring drillium....
08-23-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By obrentharris

Here's what Silca has to say about it on their...

Here's what Silca has to say about it on their website:
"Optimized for tires measuring: 24-30MM (Tires marked 22-28mm when used on wide rims, or tires marked 24-30mm used on older narrow rims)"...
08-23-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,273
Posted By obrentharris

Beautiful bike! I like the black-on-pink theme....

Beautiful bike!
I like the black-on-pink theme.
Brent
08-22-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 997
Posted By obrentharris

You might want to try wider tires and/or lower...

You might want to try wider tires and/or lower pressure.
Being in California I have no experience with crushed limestone but I find that tire width and tire pressure make a big difference for my...
08-17-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,398
Posted By obrentharris

Yeah, bicycle chains and pneumatic tires are just...

Yeah, bicycle chains and pneumatic tires are just trendy disposable garbage. Don't get me started on rubber grips, handlebar tape, cables, and those flimsy derailleurs!
High wheelers with solid...
08-16-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 519,452
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-Ppkg...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-Ppkgjgx/0/356aa3c8/XL/IMG_0100-XL.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-RFJs4vx/0/253ab413/XL/IMG_0096-XL.jpg

Brent
08-16-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 237,934
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-GfTk...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-GfTkVvW/0/de9f1a8b/XL/IMG_0098-XL.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-Ppkgjgx/0/356aa3c8/XL/IMG_0100-XL.jpg


Brent
08-10-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By obrentharris

This little beauty showed up in my P.O. Box...

This little beauty showed up in my P.O. Box today! What a fine piece of work. I'm definitely the only one on my block with one of these.
...
07-26-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By obrentharris

I believe you mean Roland Della Santa...

I believe you mean Roland Della Santa (http://www.handbuiltbicyclenews.com/c26-frame-builders/387-roland-della-santa-1946---2019).

Also known as race number eyes, brazed to the top tube.
Brent
07-22-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,311
Posted By obrentharris

Nice bike! The following suggestions only...

Nice bike!
The following suggestions only reflect my personal proclivities: Yours may differ.

Step 1. Install a front brake, any brake that fits. Inflate the tires.
Step 2. Ride it, a short...
07-18-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,157
Posted By obrentharris

Don't discount the knurling tool...

Don't discount the knurling tool (https://www.steintool.com/portfolio-items/knurling-tool/) suggestion by SurferRosa.
This is a common technique which works well if the gap is not too big.
Brent
07-17-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By obrentharris

Gran Sport Pulley Question

In the process of my Olmo project (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1198156-backpedaling-restoring-1960-olmo-its-former-glory.html)I have acquired 2.9 Gran Sport derailleurs. I also have a...
07-12-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,303
Posted By obrentharris

Hmm. Maybe a pattern here. My '59/'60 Olmo has a...

Hmm. Maybe a pattern here. My '59/'60 Olmo has a 62cm seat tube c-t and a 56.5 top tube c-c.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-J2WMcz3/0/96bf8299/XL/_DSC2274-XL.jpg

Brent
07-11-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 58,138
Views: 8,489,609
Posted By obrentharris

https://images.craigslist.org/00W0W_7d6JPY5Ev2r_0C...

https://images.craigslist.org/00W0W_7d6JPY5Ev2r_0CI0pO_600x450.jpg
Mondia Special in very nice shape. $650
...
07-10-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 25,001
Posted By obrentharris

At two years shy of 70 I think I'm fairly typical...

At two years shy of 70 I think I'm fairly typical of many of the attendees. If they hold it this September and a sizable number of us are foolhardy enough to attend, they might just end up with a...
07-08-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By obrentharris

Shoes for tiny, tiny horses. Brent

Shoes for tiny, tiny horses.
Brent
07-08-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,358
Posted By obrentharris

I understand that Rivendell is coming out with a...

I understand that Rivendell is coming out with a line of wool pants with leather pockets large enough to fit a rotary-dial telephone.
Brent
07-05-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,674
Posted By obrentharris

How can I not take up a cue like that? ...

How can I not take up a cue like that?

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-nx33PDd/0/700f815c/XL/Dinucci_01s-XL.jpg

...
07-03-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6,516
Views: 586,279
Posted By obrentharris

Nice bottle! Reproduction I presume? Who is...

Nice bottle!
Reproduction I presume? Who is the vendor?
Brent
07-02-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6,516
Views: 586,279
Posted By obrentharris

If one man's junk is another man's jewelry, then...

If one man's junk is another man's jewelry, then "Bling-Bling" is my middle name.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-tkdrVwp/0/c7abdcd1/XL/IMG_0062-XL.jpg

I have no idea...
07-02-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,417
Posted By obrentharris

Beautiful workmanship on that frame! Likely to...

Beautiful workmanship on that frame! Likely to attract some learned responses.
I am eager to learn more about English bikes of this era, so shall be following this thread closely. Given my limited...
07-01-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,390
Posted By obrentharris

This was our first tandem, bought many years and...

This was our first tandem, bought many years and many miles ago. It has since gone on to a new owner.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-4g6kDpd/0/c1864161/XL/IMG_5242-XL.jpg
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06-27-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,306
Posted By obrentharris

Difficult to capture all 3 colors in one photo on...

Difficult to capture all 3 colors in one photo on this one.

Yellow on top of the top tube.
Black on the underside of down tube and chain stays.
Red for the rest.

Rock Lobster team colors in...
06-21-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16,075
Views: 1,668,164
Posted By obrentharris

non-fixie thanks for the fine introduction to...

non-fixie thanks for the fine introduction to your corner of the world!
Brent
06-20-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks TimmyT The ones I'm looking for date from...

Thanks TimmyT The ones I'm looking for date from the late fifties/early sixties.

Thanks for looking dweenk.

Brent
06-20-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16,075
Views: 1,668,164
Posted By obrentharris

Super nice bike CV-6 ! A dirty bike is a happy...

Super nice bike CV-6 ! A dirty bike is a happy bike.

Brent
06-19-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,652
Posted By obrentharris

It sounds like you aren't too different from the...

It sounds like you aren't too different from the rest of us who suffer from the "I might need this someday" syndrome, only your hoard is bigger than most of ours.

In response to the question posed...
06-19-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By obrentharris

async Photo assist: ...

async Photo assist:
https://i.imgur.com/D6uLE5F.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/brcDQid.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/ViRIagb.jpg
06-18-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,652
Posted By obrentharris

A few thoughts: -Each of us has our own...

A few thoughts:
-Each of us has our own fantasy/nightmare image of your parts collection. Each of us is going to base our response on that image. I think we can give better suggestions with a...
06-07-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,401
Posted By obrentharris

As mentioned by oneclick the axle lock nut or...

As mentioned by oneclick the axle lock nut or the quick release should have some sort of tooth to grab the dropout otherwise, unless you are a gorilla, you won't be able to get the Q.R. tight enough...
06-06-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 708
Posted By obrentharris

Bravo! Brent

Bravo!

Brent
06-04-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,452
Posted By obrentharris

The tracking information provided by ebay can be...

The tracking information provided by ebay can be woefully inadequate for international shipments.
I ordered some pedals from Italy on May 2. Since May 4 the tracking information provided by ebay...
06-02-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,208
Posted By obrentharris

Congratulations on a great find! Universal 61...

Congratulations on a great find!
Universal 61 brakes are named after their year of introduction.
A bit hard to tell from the photos but your 151 bcd Campy cranks do not appear to have the raised...
05-31-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,073
Posted By obrentharris

Yes! If the spokes on the two flanges are not...

Yes! If the spokes on the two flanges are not laced with the correct relationship to each other you will get exactly the problem you described.
Brent
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