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06-06-11, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By dynne

Argh, I really need to be better about checking...

Argh, I really need to be better about checking this site.

As of right now, I'm still on the fence about how to complete this build. A fellow forum member who is also a neighbor of mine...
06-06-11, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By dynne

Sorry to bump an old thread, but I just wanted to...

Sorry to bump an old thread, but I just wanted to update and say that I got the stem free, and will be replacing the wonky headset and passing the frame onto a shorter friend.

Lots of great tips...
05-12-11, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By dynne

Never thought of the donor bike. Brilliant. ...

Never thought of the donor bike. Brilliant. Would just convert leftover frame into a SS and sell it to recoup costs.

Will build up with what I have tonight, then upgrade over time.

BB shell...
05-12-11, 04:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By dynne

Sorry to go AWOL after posting, busy day. Also,...

Sorry to go AWOL after posting, busy day. Also, I appreciate everyone's input so far.

It's a 1980 Masi Gran Crit, serial number and shop owner both reveal it was built in Cali, so technically...
05-11-11, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By dynne

Cranks/BB for 1980 Masi?

Just looking for advice and direction regarding the final pieces of a C&V Italian-American project. I've built up most of a 1980 Masi Gran Crit with a relatively modern 105 group. What's left is...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,303
Posted By dynne

No, that's a lot of money for a bike that isn't...

No, that's a lot of money for a bike that isn't ready to be ridden away on. Nothing incredibly special about it. But if you have a spare wheelset or access to the rest of what you'd need on the...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,303
Posted By dynne

1st question: Does it fit? 2nd question: ...

1st question: Does it fit?

2nd question: Are you being distracted by the awesome paint job? I admit I often have this problem, but you might want to make sure it will match your riding needs...
04-25-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By dynne

Correct front derailleur/chain length for vintage touring rebuild?

I'm rebuilding an old touring frame, and I've got most everything good to go - except for the front derailleur. I'll need one that will attach onto the 28.6 tube and isn't clamp-on. I assumed that...
04-22-11, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By dynne

It's a 1980 Trek 616. I'm getting it ready for...

It's a 1980 Trek 616. I'm getting it ready for resale. I think I'll let the next owner decide if they want to change the paint. I'll just give the frame a polish, it looks pretty nice except for...
04-22-11, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By dynne

Indeed. Repainting is beyond the capacity of my...

Indeed. Repainting is beyond the capacity of my skill and tools unfortunately. So the solution is a bit of polishing and smoothing?

This is why I can't have nice things.
04-22-11, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By dynne

I can retake photos if better resolution is...

I can retake photos if better resolution is needed.
04-22-11, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By dynne

Restoration tips for steel frame with Dupont Imron 2 coat paint?

Hey all,

I know that restoration has been covered in hundreds of threads, but everyone has different ideas about what works and what doesn't, and I'm not sure whether the scratches in my frame...
04-18-11, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,272,961
Posted By dynne

Have 1980/81 Trek 616 frame, fork and headset,...

Have 1980/81 Trek 616 frame, fork and headset, 22.5" Dark Chesnut Reynolds 531.

Would like: Equivalent quality Italian frame in 58cm
04-08-11, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By dynne

Thanks for the tip, Chombi.

Thanks for the tip, Chombi.
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By dynne

Wouldn't be a flip, would be my main road bike.

Wouldn't be a flip, would be my main road bike.
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By dynne

Should I buy this Bottecchia ADR w/ Campy??

Hey everyone,

Trying to talk myself out of a purchase.

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/2311067514.html

This gentleman is selling his stock 1990 Bottecchia ADR for 600, maybe some...
04-08-11, 11:47 AM
04-08-11, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By dynne

I hit it with a rubber mallet. Perhaps a real,...

I hit it with a rubber mallet. Perhaps a real, direct hammer shot is what is needed. I believe it said Tange on the top of the headset, and aheadset on the bottom. Is this possible?
04-07-11, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By dynne

Wow - What is going on with this frozen headset/fork/stem combo??

http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af273/4oncraigslist/670701c6.jpg

I'm trying to disassemble this frankenbike for parts.

It's an old Lotus, but the previous owner swapped out the original...
04-05-11, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By dynne

Gotcha, thanks for the advice. It occurred to me...

Gotcha, thanks for the advice. It occurred to me that I might be best off selling all my parts and getting a pro-built bike and save the headache. I will explore both avenues. Hope you guys are...
04-04-11, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By dynne

Best starter frame for CX/City build?

I know this topic has been touched upon in several other threads, but I guess I'm selfish and would like specific advice pertaining to my particular situation. :)

My spring project is to complete...
04-04-11, 02:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,621
Posted By dynne

I wish I could get my touring Trek chromed like...

I wish I could get my touring Trek chromed like this. Is it prohibitively expensive?
03-29-11, 01:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,621
Posted By dynne

I promised high-res...

I promised high-res (http://s1015.photobucket.com/albums/af273/4oncraigslist/1972%20Schwinn%20Super%20Sport%20Final%20Pictures/) pictures. Here they are, courtesy of Eric Baumann...
03-29-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By dynne

Yup, worked like a charm.

Yup, worked like a charm.
03-29-11, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By dynne

^ I can't believe I didn't think to try the 10mm...

^ I can't believe I didn't think to try the 10mm wrench...
03-28-11, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By dynne

Thanks, should be easy.

Thanks, should be easy.
03-28-11, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By dynne

Stripped screw on bolt-on derailleur hangar?

I'm trying to rebuild an old Takara 10 speed. The bolt-on derailleur hangar is misaligned so that I can squeeze a wheel on. I've tried to remove the screw that keeps the derailleur misaligned every...
03-28-11, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By dynne

Thanks everyone.

Thanks everyone.
03-28-11, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By dynne

Porteur idea: Cool! I just ordered some VO...

Porteur idea: Cool!
I just ordered some VO Belleville bars because the Porteurs were out of stock a few days ago. They seem similar, just a tiny bit of difference in width and reach. Could that...
03-28-11, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By dynne

Boohoo! I need help justifying keeping my Trek...

I have too many bikes. This is a fact. I can admit it.

I've got bikes to fill my every riding niche. So this 1980 Trek 616 is sitting jealously in the corner, partially disassembled next to a...
03-28-11, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By dynne

Be careful how much time and money you spend on...

Be careful how much time and money you spend on that bike. Schwinn World Sports are great. I built one up for my roommate and he loves it. But if you can't do the work yourself, you may end up...
03-28-11, 07:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,296
Posted By dynne

Neal, I've got a set of drops with a french...

Neal,

I've got a set of drops with a french stem and those Mafac Racer levers with the adjustable brake mechanism on top you can have. Perhaps 20 years away from era-appropriate, but at least...
03-25-11, 12:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,488
Posted By dynne

^^ Khatfull would be that Fuji expert I spoke of.

^^ Khatfull would be that Fuji expert I spoke of.
03-25-11, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,488
Posted By dynne

Hey Swamione Any running road bike for $30...

Hey Swamione

Any running road bike for $30 is a great buy. Are you planning on riding it as is? Looks like a decent lugged steel frame from the 70's to potentially put a few bucks into. Or ride...
03-24-11, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By dynne

Wow, it's like magic. Thanks guys. I'll take...

Wow, it's like magic. Thanks guys. I'll take pictures of the Wolbers for posterity.
03-24-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By dynne

Please help assess quality of some vintage wheels

Hey C&V'rs,

I was hoping you could give me some information on two sets of wheels I have.

1. 27" - Came on older Trek.

Front and Rear -Wolber rims laced to unlabeled cup and cone hubs. ...
03-24-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,174
Posted By dynne

2nding the C&V shout-out. If I were you, I'd...

2nding the C&V shout-out.

If I were you, I'd replace it with a Tange Levin headset. They're cheap, smooth, and will look era-appropriate on your older bike.
03-24-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,459
Posted By dynne

Thanks for the link, SmallieB. Great to...

Thanks for the link, SmallieB.

Great to hear that this will be very simple and I can keep my drive-train matching!

I don't have pictures yet, but anyone with knowledge of Bianchi's (cough...
03-24-11, 12:24 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 27,137
Posted By dynne

My username is a reference to a character from...

My username is a reference to a character from the children's story The Phantom Tollbooth.

My avatar is a Rudge chain ring. There's something magical about it. I'll own one some day!
03-23-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,459
Posted By dynne

The bike is Fuscia, I guess. I need to polish it...

The bike is Fuscia, I guess. I need to polish it a bit to see the true shimmer. It's radically ugly, but in a good way. Like a pug.

Thanks for the help everyone. I think I'm gonna run the 2x9...
03-23-11, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,459
Posted By dynne

So the 9 speed chain will fit on the crankset I...

So the 9 speed chain will fit on the crankset I have?
03-23-11, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,459
Posted By dynne

Advice upgrading my Tange Bianchi from Taiwan

Hello,

First time posting in Mechanics thread. Always appreciate any advice I can get from more experienced wrenchers.

I just purchased my dream bike, an early 1990's Bianchi Alfana with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-14-11, 09:01 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 94,509
Posted By dynne

Wanted: Raleigh 20! I had one for 6 months, but...

Wanted: Raleigh 20! I had one for 6 months, but sold it in a mistaken herd-thinning. I have tons to trade, from vintage to modern; wheels, frames, forks, handlebars... some off the top of my head...
12-30-10, 02:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,153
Posted By dynne

I bought a kid's bmx at a thrift store just for...

I bought a kid's bmx at a thrift store just for the top tube protector. It says jammin' with a tropical background. I couldn't resist, being named Benjam(m)in. Then I gave the bike to a...
12-28-10, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,433
Posted By dynne

Yes! Got it rigged up. Thanks guys. I'm...

Yes! Got it rigged up. Thanks guys.

I'm trying an experiment to put bar-ends on the tips of bullhorns. I'll probably need a really short stem, never used horns before. Then I'm going to have...
12-28-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,433
Posted By dynne

Tom, you got it. Hmm now how to tell which...

Tom, you got it.

Hmm now how to tell which one is right or left?
12-28-10, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,433
Posted By dynne

Mounting Older Shimano Fingertip Bar Ends? L-600

My buddy handed me down some bar-end shifters to play with. It's the exact model as the link below.

http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=a3642d3e-c5a6-40ff-aee6-ab58493d3c5b&Enum=104

I...
12-27-10, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By dynne

I think that bike looks fantastic. What is the...

I think that bike looks fantastic. What is the chance my little blue baby will resemble anything like that? It seems important to note that the chain-stays on my Schwinn didn't come with visible...
12-27-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By dynne

Thank you for letting me know. I guess I'll head...

Thank you for letting me know. I guess I'll head to the auto body store and try to find a matching paint!
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