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09-27-20, 03:13 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

I've seen several sets on eBay recently with...

I've seen several sets on eBay recently with replacement pads. I guess back when spares and repro pads weren't available people just used whatever fit and tossed out the old pads. Nice to see some of...
09-25-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,865
Posted By smontanaro

Griffon: ...

Griffon:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49979384908_6479d3bdbc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j9vpSU)
09-24-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,058
Posted By smontanaro

Though it would seem to be an existence proof...

Though it would seem to be an existence proof that USPS delivery is currently rather f***ed up. Looking at the tracking history, it took three days to get from Evanston, IL to Billings, MT and...
09-23-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16,129
Views: 1,673,844
Posted By smontanaro

Did most of the Des Plaines River Trail...

Did most of the Des Plaines River Trail yesterday. Rode from Evanston to Old School Forest Preserve (https://www.lcfpd.org/old-school/) then rode north on DPRT to mile marker 12. Turned around then...
09-19-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
Posted By smontanaro

you supply the ruler. ;) I've seen a YouTube...

you supply the ruler. ;) I've seen a YouTube video where a similar style tool is made. In the demonstration segment, the guy used a ruler to measure the distance to the rim. Given the radius of most...
09-19-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
Posted By smontanaro

Seems like an interesting tool vendor

Over on The Paceline, one of the folks lost the derailleur on his CF bike (the hangar bent but didn't break). He asked about an inexpensive hangar alignment tool. One of the replies pointed to this...
09-08-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 486
Posted By smontanaro

Dishing tool was used. The wheel is nicely...

Dishing tool was used. The wheel is nicely centered under the brake center bolt.

My concern about the tension was that the drive side tension clearly seemed too high (bulging rim - I realize the...
09-08-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 486
Posted By smontanaro

Yes, that was kind of the point of the exercise....

Yes, that was kind of the point of the exercise. ;) Adding a couple mm to the left side of the axle required the rim to be moved left wrt the locknuts to center the rim between the dropouts. That...
09-05-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By smontanaro

Johnny_iv If you poke around the menu (upper left...

Johnny_iv If you poke around the menu (upper left I think), you should find a gallery entry. I think you can post pictures there. You just won't be able to post pictures to threads until you've got...
08-29-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By smontanaro

BITD, when I switched from toe clips & straps to...

BITD, when I switched from toe clips & straps to clipped pedals, I fell several times, roughly like Arte Johnson on a tricycle. When I switched back from clipped to toe clips & straps a few years...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-22-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By smontanaro

spank226 I assume whatever this bike is...

spank226

I assume whatever this bike is would fit in the Classic & Vintage forum. There's an active "frame doesn't fit" thread. Post what you want and what you've got (with pix, assuming you...
08-14-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 58,284
Views: 8,513,265
Posted By smontanaro

​ ​That's fine, but it's part of a word, not a...


​That's fine, but it's part of a word, not a full word. The site is (I think) implemented in PHP, which supports regular expressions (https://gist.github.com/cferdinandi/6718463) (REs). The bad...
08-13-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 58,284
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Posted By smontanaro

This is really ridiculous. cb400bill can't...

This is really ridiculous. cb400bill can't something be done to make the swear filter a bit more selective? Maybe use regular expressions and only match potty mouth words which are surrounded by...
08-13-20, 12:42 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

60cm Rossin

Nice looking 60cm Rossin on Chicago CL:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/chicago-rossin-14-speed-road-bike-full/7176721832.html
...
08-12-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14,044
Views: 3,023,184
Posted By smontanaro

I would guess that removing these cotters from...

I would guess that removing these cotters from cottered crank is one of them?[/QUOTE]

While people do use hammers as you've discovered, there are better tools for the job:

New Crank Cotter...
08-12-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By smontanaro

Yes, was running 32mm Gravel Kings. Note that 32...

Yes, was running 32mm Gravel Kings. Note that 32 is just the nominal size. On the rims I have (V-O PBP I think), they measured just under 30mm @ 60psi. I am struggling with rear wheel dish at the...
08-11-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By smontanaro

Schwinn Volare frame 62cm

Thinning of the herd continues... This is a 1978 Schwinn Volare frame, s/n 7I04094. Seat tube is 62cm, top tube 59cm (both center-to-center). Wheelbase is 103cm. The frame was built by Panasonic and...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-07-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 107,063
Posted By smontanaro

Oh yeah. We've been coming here since the early...

Oh yeah. We've been coming here since the early 80s. We're working our way through a 10lb box from Grandchamps now. Will have to buy more on the way home. Polished off a DiMaggio's pizza last night....
Forum: Great Lakes
08-07-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 107,063
Posted By smontanaro

I am normally in Evanston, IL, but have been in...

I am normally in Evanston, IL, but have been in Covert, MI for a few days. Rode down to Benton Harbor, past Rocky Gap Park, then to Coloma this morning.
08-07-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By smontanaro

francophile Now I know why you were so happy to...

francophile Now I know why you were so happy to get that box o' spindles! Good thing I never put them in the scrap metal pile. They were sitting in my parts bin (completely unused) for probably four...
08-02-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 939
Posted By smontanaro

I don't follow too many groups, mostly people...

I don't follow too many groups, mostly people (many you should recognize as BF C&Vers). If you're looking specifically for potential groups to follow, check the groups some of these people subscribe...
08-01-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 58,284
Views: 8,513,265
Posted By smontanaro

Miyata 912

Very pretty...

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/d/fox-lake-rare-1981-miyata-912-race-only/7169792016.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00606_i1ev09Q2yZ5_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg
07-29-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 58,284
Views: 8,513,265
Posted By smontanaro

For you Zunow peeps. Not sure I've seen a...

For you Zunow peeps. Not sure I've seen a Zunow-branded handlebar before...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174342622811

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/t5oAAOSwU~RfBhxX/s-l1600.jpg
07-28-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3,194
Views: 280,141
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks all... francophile and I found a...

Thanks all... francophile and I found a pedal/spindle sweet spot.
07-25-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By smontanaro

I converted my mid-70s Schwinn Speedster...

I converted my mid-70s Schwinn Speedster (https://flic.kr/s/aHskFsNLdy) from steel ISO 597 rims to aluminum ISO 590 (CR-18). I've been through a couple sets of Col de la Vie tires and went looking...
07-17-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 58,284
Views: 8,513,265
Posted By smontanaro

[/color][/url] Probably worth it just for the...

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Probably worth it just for the derailleurs and crank.
07-10-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 166,282
Posted By smontanaro

I've been meaning to install better tires on my...

I've been meaning to install better tires on my Redcay. I had been running 25mm Vittoria Rally tubulars, but had 27mm Veloflex Vlaanderen on my Frejus Tour de France (which I am contemplating selling...
07-05-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,690
Posted By smontanaro

Et voila! The spacing between the 15T and 17T...

Et voila! The spacing between the 15T and 17T cogs is a bit wide, placing the overall cog width (inside of large cog to outside of small cog) at about 27.3mm. I believe that's supposed to be more...
07-03-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 166,282
Posted By smontanaro

A gloved hand has always worked well for me.

A gloved hand has always worked well for me.
07-01-20, 05:26 PM
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Views: 588,663
Posted By smontanaro

New shoes from magliamo.be...

New shoes from magliamo.be (https://www.magliamo.be/), or as my wife occasionally refers to them, "ballet slippers."

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50066271003_4afe4f3550_c.jpg...
06-30-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 58,284
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Posted By smontanaro

To wit, here's a nice looking 53cm Guerciotti: ...

To wit, here's a nice looking 53cm Guerciotti:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/d/niles-vintage-guerciotti-53cmmint/7150803044.html

It's a bit too expensive and has enough parts I'm not...
06-26-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 789,683
Posted By smontanaro

I've mentioned this Turin-branded Eisentraut...

I've mentioned this Turin-branded Eisentraut Limited (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmLAJgT5) bike elsewhere on the forum before (s/n 75T005, currently built up using parts from the bin), but finally took it...
06-26-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 58,284
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Posted By smontanaro

That's a Randy Smolenski feature. I've seen a few...

That's a Randy Smolenski feature. I've seen a few of them. They are almost all setup that way.

Randy Smolenski was a small custom builder in Grands Rapids. He helped a lot of young racers in the...
06-22-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By smontanaro

Except for the fact that a NR rear derailleur...

Except for the fact that a NR rear derailleur isn't really going to handle the eventually wider range very well. I envision this bike as a replacement for my Volare and Super Sport. The NR derailleur...
06-19-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6,539
Views: 588,663
Posted By smontanaro

If I had to guess, I'd guess they are going on...

If I had to guess, I'd guess they are going on his Strawberry. ;) Nice score, Drillium Dude .
06-15-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 58,284
Views: 8,513,265
Posted By smontanaro

I thought I saw that it's in Parker. Maybe Crumpy...

I thought I saw that it's in Parker. Maybe Crumpy (from CR) can facilitate. :)
06-11-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 58,284
Views: 8,513,265
Posted By smontanaro

I bought his Serotta frame. ...

I bought his Serotta frame.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49992617126_e61e662520_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jaFemA)
06-11-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 936
Posted By smontanaro

It would be a shame to not slather that mixture...

It would be a shame to not slather that mixture on some ribs.
06-10-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6,539
Views: 588,663
Posted By smontanaro

'78 Serotta. This is my first Serotta (prolly my...

'78 Serotta. This is my first Serotta (prolly my last as well). Living in the Albany NY area I always wanted one but could never afford it with small kids. In some sense this is a grail frame.
...
06-10-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,914
Posted By smontanaro

My neighbor finally brought her bike over for me...

My neighbor finally brought her bike over for me (a low-end Gary Fisher MTB with 8sp SIS) to check out. It needs a new derailleur. I gave her pointers to a half dozen specific derailleurs which would...
06-09-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 936
Posted By smontanaro

I also sent an email to Evapo-Rust. They replied...

I also sent an email to Evapo-Rust. They replied very quickly:



So, it's all good.[/color]
05-31-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16,129
Views: 1,673,844
Posted By smontanaro

Up to Lake Bluff today. Glencoe Beach: ...

Up to Lake Bluff today.

Glencoe Beach:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49957291652_c828d5d858_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j7ybjG)

Fort Sheridan Nature Preserve:...
05-31-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 166,282
Posted By smontanaro

Sorry, "they" being what? I found the Veloflex...

Sorry, "they" being what? I found the Veloflex Vlaanderen tubulars on my Griffon to ride fantastically today. :)

I made this plea in another long-running thread, but I'll make it here as well. If...
05-28-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 58,284
Views: 8,513,265
Posted By smontanaro

Allow me to make a small suggestion. If you are...

Allow me to make a small suggestion. If you are responding to someone else's post please, please, please quote some part of that post. The forum software rarely sends thread subscribers notifications...
05-28-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16,129
Views: 1,673,844
Posted By smontanaro

Was just supposed to be an easy ride up the North...

Was just supposed to be an easy ride up the North Shore this morning, and it was, save for about two seconds of sheer terror. Turning left off Sheridan Road onto Deerpath in Lake Forest, the rear end...
05-26-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16,129
Views: 1,673,844
Posted By smontanaro

Rode down to Hyde Park today. The Lakefront Trail...

Rode down to Hyde Park today. The Lakefront Trail is closed, so it was all on city streets.

Ernie seemed a bit lonely, so I took his picture:...
05-23-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16,129
Views: 1,673,844
Posted By smontanaro

Didn't ride anyplace special yesterday. Ellen and...

Didn't ride anyplace special yesterday. Ellen and I just puttered around town a bit. The rear wheel on my Dawes kept slipping though, so I kept stopping to snug up the quick release. "Man, this...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-23-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 533
Posted By smontanaro

Blacksmith builds a bike frame

Saw this on The Paceline. Thought some people here might find it interesting. Only two episodes are in the can so far. Here's episode 1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MucWmfzTjrw
05-21-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 58,284
Views: 8,513,265
Posted By smontanaro

Besides, it's always a lot cheaper to live...

Besides, it's always a lot cheaper to live vicariously through the bike purchases of others. ;)
05-20-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 16,129
Views: 1,673,844
Posted By smontanaro

When I converted my Schwinn Speedster to 590...

When I converted my Schwinn Speedster to 590 rims, I also switched to an XRD3 (three-speed, drum brake). It's been pretty solid so far (a few years). At the moment it's a bit out of adjustment and...
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