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06-10-14, 02:58 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,543
Posted By dbakl

Thanks for the interest. All I ever wanted to be...

Thanks for the interest. All I ever wanted to be was an artist. As a child, I drew a lot, my spepfather taught me photography at age 10 and I've done painting, printmaking and ceramics. I went to...
06-06-14, 05:17 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,543
Posted By dbakl

Thanks for all the comments, especially the...

Thanks for all the comments, especially the offers of help; you've given me a lot to think about. I'd like my son to keep a couple, and I only have one friend who has expressed any interest in having...
06-04-14, 01:47 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,543
Posted By dbakl

Thanks for the words. I'm in Oakland, CA.

Thanks for the words. I'm in Oakland, CA.
06-04-14, 01:16 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,543
Posted By dbakl

I'm dying: What to do with bike collection?

I have incurable cancer, some months to live, certainly not years. Not looking for sympathy, I've accepted it, just advice. I have probably 35-40 complete bikes and another 25 or so frames and parts...
05-28-14, 10:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,016
Posted By dbakl

I'd be interested in a 144 depending on price. Is...

I'd be interested in a 144 depending on price. Is it similar to the TA design?
04-11-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By dbakl

They came in quite a few colors way back in the...

They came in quite a few colors way back in the day: blue, black, red, white, green, yellow.
03-19-14, 04:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,336
Posted By dbakl

And a repainted frame I bought on ebay, no idea...

And a repainted frame I bought on ebay, no idea of model or original parts: these from my stash..
02-14-14, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,098
Posted By dbakl

I got a couple sets of common Stella decals from...

I got a couple sets of common Stella decals from this fellow:

http://www.ipernity.com/doc/363397/30131833

They're waterslides, very nicely made but I haven't tried them yet.
02-08-14, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,466
Posted By dbakl

That's a Cinelli stayer stem and maybe the rarest...

That's a Cinelli stayer stem and maybe the rarest of all.
02-04-14, 08:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,881
Posted By dbakl

Info I found, at a glance not too accurate: ...

Info I found, at a glance not too accurate:

http://reynoldstechnology.biz/assets/pdf/rtl_decal_history.pdf

Classic Rendesvous has a section on Reynolds.
02-04-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,881
Posted By dbakl

Looks repro to me.

Looks repro to me.
01-08-14, 06:08 PM
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Views: 354
Posted By dbakl

Cool Allegro, ebay

Lots of pictures, nothing to do with me!
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01-03-14, 05:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 19,966
Posted By dbakl

Can you post pics of the Girardengo?

Can you post pics of the Girardengo?
01-01-14, 01:47 PM
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Views: 19,966
Posted By dbakl

Holy WOW! Is that the first Gran Sport rear?

Holy WOW! Is that the first Gran Sport rear?
12-19-13, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,861
Posted By dbakl

Generally, unless you're repainting the frame or...

Generally, unless you're repainting the frame or need to replace you can leave that and clean from the inside. They can really be a bear sometimes.
12-19-13, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,861
Posted By dbakl

Dang, and I stopped drinking... Oh, and if...

Dang, and I stopped drinking...

Oh, and if you have the tools check the dropouts are centered on the frame (string test), dropout squareness and derailler hanger alignment before you start...
12-19-13, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,670
Posted By dbakl

The yellow one was a repaint, had chrome, got as...

The yellow one was a repaint, had chrome, got as a frame in about the same condition as yours. Had some of the parts and still looking for a set of brakes. The silver one was repainted by someone...
12-19-13, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,670
Posted By dbakl

I never knew that. Good info.

I never knew that. Good info.
12-19-13, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,685
Posted By dbakl

Might try rubbing compound and wax, but I think...

Might try rubbing compound and wax, but I think they look nice with the aged look. I've gotten some of the washers on ebay... usually the leather one just needs spreading and a coating of grease to...
12-18-13, 07:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,861
Posted By dbakl

Strip down to bare frame, gently rub out paint...

Strip down to bare frame, gently rub out paint avoiding decals with polishing compound, clean, touch up paint if needed then wax the heck out of it. Clean, lube and rebuild parts one at a time and...
12-18-13, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,670
Posted By dbakl

A zeus should really be built up with Zeus parts,...

A zeus should really be built up with Zeus parts, that's how they came. They turn up on ebay, but have gotten pricey. I have 3 bikes.

cyclomondo has 2 versions of the decals on ebay.
12-17-13, 07:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,617
Posted By dbakl

Technically it would be cutting a new thread with...

Technically it would be cutting a new thread with a die. A tap threads a hole.
12-17-13, 04:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,617
Posted By dbakl

Probably smaller diameter, since the stems are....

Probably smaller diameter, since the stems are. No problem using an English (or Italian) fork and headset.
12-17-13, 04:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,617
Posted By dbakl

Velo-Orange or ebay.

Velo-Orange or ebay.
12-16-13, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,359
Posted By dbakl

I have a couple Raysport frames here somewhere...

I have a couple Raysport frames here somewhere...
12-11-13, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By dbakl

Oddly enough, I just saw a single, Campagnolo...

Oddly enough, I just saw a single, Campagnolo front derailler cable stop guide on ebay yesterday.

What's the bike, looks cool...?
12-11-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,776
Posted By dbakl

Yeah, I like that one, seemed to turn up on the...

Yeah, I like that one, seemed to turn up on the older Legnanos. I got some similar ones from a motorcycle decal supplier.
National pride I guess...
12-10-13, 07:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,443
Posted By dbakl

Don't we all, but you're talking REAL money for...

Don't we all, but you're talking REAL money for paint these days. I've had 3 frames powdercoated for $130. each and I've been really pleased (they do a lot of brand new frames too). Now if I could...
12-03-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,792
Posted By dbakl

Removed it. Brought it right into the late 50s!

Removed it. Brought it right into the late 50s!
12-03-13, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By dbakl

Unless its major damage, I doubt it will affect...

Unless its major damage, I doubt it will affect the ride much if cleaned, rebuilt and regreased. But yeah, easy to find on ebay or any good bike store that been around a few decades.
12-03-13, 03:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,792
Posted By dbakl

Been at this since 1969 (10-speeds) and balloon...

Been at this since 1969 (10-speeds) and balloon tires since i could hold a hammer or an adjustable wrench. One of my earliest bicycle memory is helping a friend remove the gastank from his bike to...
12-03-13, 03:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,792
Posted By dbakl

I know it was done in the olden days, and I've...

I know it was done in the olden days, and I've heard it poo-pooed. Personally, I'd just try it and see if it works.
11-30-13, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,937
Posted By dbakl

I have a similar frame in silver, just as rough....

I have a similar frame in silver, just as rough. They seem like nice frames.
11-20-13, 01:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,295
Posted By dbakl

I got a smallish front rack from Soma that fits...

I got a smallish front rack from Soma that fits the bill for a French project. As far as rack and fenders, I recall a one piece bolt with a nut in the middle and threaded studs either side. One side...
11-20-13, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By dbakl

There used to be a press in with a tool type boss...

There used to be a press in with a tool type boss to add water bottle mounts to a tube. For the top tube, I'd have a frame maker make some covers for the holes with an exit for the cables, like the...
11-19-13, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,558
Posted By dbakl

In my experience, Weinmann rims don't do such a...

In my experience, Weinmann rims don't do such a great job holding modern tires. Velo Orange has some great rims, or the Suns you can buy on ebay, though they're not especially vintage looking.
11-19-13, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By dbakl

Seems like it could be Falcon. Mine has a similar...

Seems like it could be Falcon. Mine has a similar round bladed fork:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/British_isles/Falcon/Falcon_Teds_bike.htm

Other Falcons there too.
11-11-13, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By dbakl

Me too.

Me too.
11-10-13, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By dbakl

I have done that before with some success. Cold...

I have done that before with some success. Cold water, not hot.
11-06-13, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,515
Posted By dbakl

Ouch! Looks like a different fork! I'd leave the...

Ouch! Looks like a different fork! I'd leave the paint alone but maybe replace the seat unless you're in love with it.
11-06-13, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,427
Posted By dbakl

Here's mine, 71 I think. Way too small though...

Here's mine, 71 I think. Way too small though...
11-05-13, 03:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,183
Posted By dbakl

I've bought a number of Gyes for bikes, haven't...

I've bought a number of Gyes for bikes, haven't ridden them much because I have too many bikes, but they seem well made for the price.

http://www.crowcycleco.com/
11-05-13, 10:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,183
Posted By dbakl

Great seat, will last the rest of your life with...

Great seat, will last the rest of your life with proper care. I've had one on my Cinelli for decades, still hard as a rock, but comfortable properly set up. I find the nose needs to be up a hair. I'd...
11-04-13, 06:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,772
Posted By dbakl

Doesn't look like a structural problem to me. I...

Doesn't look like a structural problem to me. I wonder if a framemaker could fill the roughness with brass and smooth? Then it could be powdercoated.

With the Zeus labeled stem I'd say its really...
11-03-13, 05:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,772
Posted By dbakl

Maybe they sponsored some riders? Nice Zeus...

Maybe they sponsored some riders? Nice Zeus stickers readily available on ebay. Powder coating is pretty good these days.
11-02-13, 04:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,805
Posted By dbakl

Here's the stem: ...

Here's the stem:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-RARE-SCHWINN-Paramount-AS-adjustable-STEM-track-6-DAY-TRACK-BIKE-BICYCLE-/181230048607?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a3227155f

FREE SHIPPING!
11-01-13, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,534
Posted By dbakl

I was going to say Frejus, they did the same all...

I was going to say Frejus, they did the same all chrome and transparent color treatment.
11-01-13, 04:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,805
Posted By dbakl

As far as I know, the early ones all used the...

As far as I know, the early ones all used the same, Schwinn made Paramount parts until the transition to the Nervex style frames. They can be found on ebay at times. Via Cycles in Philadelphia has...
10-21-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,107
Posted By dbakl

Hmmm, I have quite a few 151s. Not that uncommon...

Hmmm, I have quite a few 151s. Not that uncommon if you're into the old stuff. Rings hard to find, but you can file the holes in the drive arm down to match Nuovo Record, though you're still stuck...
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