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04-07-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By martl

There is a simplex shifter which used cables for...

There is a simplex shifter which used cables for both up and down movement (think Ducati Desmo :D) they are not around in abundance.
03-23-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By martl

Who made this 1990ies "mother of pearl" effect handlebar tape

There was this handlebar tape once, it was some sort of plastic fabric, a tiny bit more padded or thicker and wider than a Benotto, that had this "mother of pearl" effect. I remember it came in...
02-22-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 24,265
Posted By martl

It mostly adds weight, though

It mostly adds weight, though
02-15-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,437
Posted By martl

Your experience sums up my own,regarding...

Your experience sums up my own,regarding money/effort put into a bike that is not a very good pick to start with,and this is why a tired bike boom 10 spd is typically not a good starting point to get...
02-04-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By martl

your sticker reads "Tretubi GARA" to me ...

your sticker reads "Tretubi GARA" to me

https://www.briko-bike.com/117372-superlarge_default/sticker-rahmen-columbus-gara-unsere-ref-01.jpg
02-02-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By martl

:p

:p
01-31-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 958
Posted By martl

So far, whenever I had trouble with the chain...

So far, whenever I had trouble with the chain ring bolts, it was getting them loose (which is why I keep a VAR tool for that in my arsenal), not them rattling loose.
01-31-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By martl

What if I keep a sheep in my back yard and use it...

What if I keep a sheep in my back yard and use it alve to wipe my chain?
01-31-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By martl

I happen to think the organic sheep wool rags...

I happen to think the organic sheep wool rags from Rapha are superior.
01-31-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 626
Posted By martl

You may have picked the bad apple there. Don't...

You may have picked the bad apple there. Don't know them personally but based on what I hear, being organized is not their strong suit. Studiobrisant.com is a pure mail order shop and they say they...
01-31-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By martl

very possibly "Tour das Rennradmagazin", started...

very possibly "Tour das Rennradmagazin", started 1978 and still around although with multiple changes in ownership and editing. The online archive doesn't go back that far.asking in the section for...
01-28-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,608
Posted By martl

Also, replace the oversized otiginal fork with a...

Also, replace the oversized otiginal fork with a Vitus or a contemporary CFK fork and experience the miracle transformation of your tooth filling remover to a sedan chair.

Speaking of Sakae...
01-28-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 626
Posted By martl

Which Munich shop if I may ask?

Which Munich shop if I may ask?
01-28-21, 01:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By martl

Kettler core competence was/is garden furniture,...

Kettler core competence was/is garden furniture, Pingpong tables and the "Kettcar", a pedal-driven go-cart for kids (if you haven't ridden one, you haven't been a child growing up in Germany).

All...
01-28-21, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By martl

That is an incredibly cool bike and an even...

That is an incredibly cool bike and an even better job getting it back on the road without destroying its character. My hat is off, sir!
01-24-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,527
Posted By martl

Pentasport adjusting: Set to 4th gear Turn...

Pentasport adjusting:
Set to 4th gear
Turn crank to make sure the gear is locked in
Tighten both cables
Switch to first gear and turn cranks
​​​​​​If it doesn't or almost doesn't switch to...
01-22-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 766
Posted By martl

paint stripper, even the consumer grade stuff, is...

paint stripper, even the consumer grade stuff, is no fun either, don't get me wrong. Etched the fingerprints of my fingers last week because I forgot to wear gloves (thug life hack). Most bikes with...
01-22-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 766
Posted By martl

skip the chemical paint stripping, blast and...

skip the chemical paint stripping, blast and rechrome instead, because chemicals? I would rather dip my hand in a barrel of paintstripper than in a barrel of the stuff used for electroplating,...
01-22-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 766
Posted By martl

don't overthink it, i use a thin bit of scrap...

don't overthink it, i use a thin bit of scrap birch plywood..

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/5/515/515747-13diluopeo54-img_20210122_214208-large.jpg (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/515747)
01-22-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 766
Posted By martl

I use a wooden spatula for that, a plastic one...

I use a wooden spatula for that, a plastic one will also do (chrome is quite hard). Actually, paint has a very hard job sticking to chrome so maybe your paint stripper isn't the strongest - there are...
01-21-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,134
Posted By martl

There was a brand of sports clothing goods called...

There was a brand of sports clothing goods called "Campagnola" around a few years back. Doubt it ever made it across the pond over to you guys.
01-21-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By martl

A few slight mistakes or misleading stements,but...

A few slight mistakes or misleading stements,but that only annoys the engineer in me and does not invalidate the conclusions. Overall,the article stands the test of time remarkably well :)
01-21-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,134
Posted By martl

most bike shops today think Campagnolo is a...

most bike shops today think Campagnolo is a clothing brand.
01-18-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By martl

:) I liked the way it rode,and I wanted a...

:)

I liked the way it rode,and I wanted a Fixie with some NJS parts at that time... The pics in the first post are the current state,it will get a nice paint job in Porsche frozen blue, and a...
01-18-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By martl

This is a spec sheet I found online - almost a...

This is a spec sheet I found online - almost a match,looking at the dimensions?...
01-18-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By martl

is this a Columbus MINIMAX bike?

i bought this frame a few years back, and i would like to find out what tubeset that is.

The facts:
Brand: "Learco Guerra" - bought it as such from italy, fork crown has "LG" engraved, BB has...
01-17-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,972
Posted By martl

That is true from an organizers point of view, I...

That is true from an organizers point of view, I spoke as someone participating. You are also right about the direction the event is going, for the more "hardcore" folks there are other events I...
01-17-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By martl

Yep Peugeot had that 3 lion crankset between a...

Yep Peugeot had that 3 lion crankset between a period 1909 - 1936. Here is mine from the early twenties.

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_/large/Vorne2.jpg?0...
01-15-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,972
Posted By martl

The Eroica, in my perception, is about...

The Eroica, in my perception, is about experiencing how it was back in the days, not, how it would have been if modern tech like 20spd drive trains would have been available. But that's just me,...
01-15-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,972
Posted By martl

I.'ve ridden the Eroica 3 times on 3 different...

I.'ve ridden the Eroica 3 times on 3 different bikes that, combined, cost less than that one. If it wasn't for that gold plated Casati, it'd have been around 1/3rd.. All of them real vintage bikes....
01-15-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,972
Posted By martl

i can get a real vintage bike for a 1/10th of the...

i can get a real vintage bike for a 1/10th of the price and then i have the real deal.
01-13-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,670
Posted By martl

Heh i dont know about the pulleys, mine is...

Heh i dont know about the pulleys, mine is apparently unused and those white pulleys are very crappy quality - lots of play and the material doesnt scream durability.... i take geeteeiii's opinion...
01-13-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,670
Posted By martl

Hehe :) you got the rear bolt, but i got the...

Hehe :) you got the rear bolt, but i got the original pulleys :p

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f/d2/yz/d2yzebjhuw80/medium_JT-002.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/338455)

btw here is some...
01-12-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,123
Posted By martl

I used cloth tape and shellac on my Rabeneick...

I used cloth tape and shellac on my Rabeneick Campagnolo for period looks, cant say I care too much for the plasticky feel on the spindly bars though.

I still like to use shellaced twine to end...
01-12-21, 03:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By martl

Didn't know about that Blog, interesting stuff :)...

Didn't know about that Blog, interesting stuff :) i even found 2 of my Giras represented there, also the 1950 catalogue i put online years ago :D

The yellow tone of the Ebay bike is maybe half a...
01-08-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,384
Posted By martl

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f/ev/gn/evgnhsoj600u...

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f/ev/gn/evgnhsoj600u/original_Pego-9.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/353177)

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f/tp/j4/tpj4y8rrbzo7/original_Pego-13.jpg?0...
01-07-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By martl

Yep... see below. Under the square sticker, that...

Yep... see below. Under the square sticker, that is what the color was like in 1996. Also there were vinyls for the letters, and a zip strap next to the cable stops for a few years...
...
01-05-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By martl

Thanks for all the info! This bike will be for...

Thanks for all the info! This bike will be for sale once reset to former glory. I got it from the original owner for free, he couldn't ride it any more and knew I was into this stuff. Since he...
01-04-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By martl

yep i agree, still it makes room for a 24 and...

yep i agree, still it makes room for a 24 and we're talking the smallest cog on the corncob :)
01-04-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By martl

I Think thats a portocatena dropout which would...

I Think thats a portocatena dropout which would be period correct (still has the chainhanger brazeon mind). It also has red paint under the black tux which might be a factory last minute change, the...
01-04-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,931
Posted By martl

​​​​​​the chainstays are parallel to the...

​​​​​​the chainstays are parallel to the ground,if this was born as a 28" I'll eat my Campagnolo cap
01-04-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By martl

Possibly the after lunch café was very corretto...

Possibly the after lunch café was very corretto :D
cch is a k with a hint of aspiration, the "i" i just a hint :) i would transscribe it "bottekhya"

see...
01-04-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By martl

paging Bottecchia owners

Hello,

i am currently working on a very nice Bottecchia in "Team Hoonved" livery from 1982.

I noticed that the flattened section of the right chainstay has been done rather crude (ands is very...
12-14-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,024
Posted By martl

these look nice! You could probably test...

these look nice!

You could probably test print a few red patches and experiment with different types of clear coat to see what works as an "isolating layer" between the ink and the final clear...
11-25-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 244,055
Posted By martl

RIP Goat Diego Armando Maradona ...

RIP Goat Diego Armando Maradona

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/5/513/513232-rpeyxxqhwj3y-enrvip_wmaivwt2-large.jpg (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/513232)
11-21-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,199
Posted By martl

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f/am/bo/ambouqkyrflz...

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f/am/bo/ambouqkyrflz/large_8071403091_15fbaa4af5_o.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/308349)
11-20-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 677
Posted By martl

I can relate (and contribute) to the confusion......

I can relate (and contribute) to the confusion...

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/5/512/512850-9o3u8pyd0l9u-img_20201120_155836-large.jpg (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/512850)
11-19-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By martl

Thanks that helped a lot!

Thanks that helped a lot!
11-19-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,553
Posted By martl

I understand evaluating the preferred bike-mount...

I understand evaluating the preferred bike-mount side is one puzzle piece in finding "hidden" left-handed people, an issue in regions of the world where "re-education" of left-handed children still...
11-19-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,493
Posted By martl

i (hand) polished a lot of Aluminum bits and...

i (hand) polished a lot of Aluminum bits and pieces the last decades. Recently, i bought my self a prosumer polishing machine, and a good quality set of supplies consisting of several polishing discs...
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