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02-05-10, 07:18 PM
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Posted By HalfEmpty43

I'm looking carefully at the hubs and see no two...

I'm looking carefully at the hubs and see no two digit number at all. Any particular spot on the hub I should be scrutinizing?
02-04-10, 12:09 PM
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Posted By HalfEmpty43

Thanks T-Mar, I was hoping you'd chime in here!...

Thanks T-Mar, I was hoping you'd chime in here! Pre-'74 is interesting, could it go as far back as the 60's? Do you happen to know when they starting making mixtes? Thanks.
02-03-10, 06:54 PM
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Posted By HalfEmpty43

Beautiful! Mine definitely *looks* older, but...

Beautiful! Mine definitely *looks* older, but that could be due to how it's been handled over the years....
02-03-10, 05:41 PM
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Posted By HalfEmpty43

Motobecane Mixte - Help Identify Year & Model?

Hello Everyone,

I recently posted to the forums looking for some ideas on what to look for in putting together or buying a classic city bike for running around town here in San Francisco. I got...
01-30-10, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,100
Posted By HalfEmpty43

Great, thank you for the suggestions, I'll keep...

Great, thank you for the suggestions, I'll keep an eye out. In regards to the fatter tires, why not? I don't want anything knobby or mountain bike fat, just some nice beefy city slicks for comfort.
01-30-10, 12:07 PM
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Posted By HalfEmpty43

Also super pretty and elegant! And unfortunately,...

Also super pretty and elegant! And unfortunately, way out of my price range. :-( I'll put it on my "to buy when rich list", thank you.
01-30-10, 12:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,100
Posted By HalfEmpty43

Wow, that's pretty... and a great deal especially...

Wow, that's pretty... and a great deal especially considering everything that comes with it. My only worry is that it's limited to 3 speeds, and here in hilly San Francisco, that can feel pretty...
01-30-10, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,100
Posted By HalfEmpty43

This looks to be the way to go, especially cost...

This looks to be the way to go, especially cost wise. I found a Peugeot here locally that looks like a good fit. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/1576913350.html Not sure if it's a great deal,...
01-30-10, 01:32 AM
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Views: 2,100
Posted By HalfEmpty43

Great, thank you! I'm looking into these as I...

Great, thank you! I'm looking into these as I type! I should also add that cantilever brakes to accommodate some fatter tires, and at least 10 speeds would be ideal, if that helps narrow down any...
01-30-10, 01:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,100
Posted By HalfEmpty43

Looking For a Classic City Bike

Hi There,

I need your help. I'm looking for a comfortable city bike to add to my "stable" alongside my road bikes. Something with a more upright position, and no drop bars. I'm trying to do some...
12-30-09, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 17,794
Posted By HalfEmpty43

I ended up asking him to relist, and he obliged....

I ended up asking him to relist, and he obliged. So I'll never actually receive the hub. It should be on ebay shortly though! Good luck.

Thanks to all for your help.
12-28-09, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 17,794
Posted By HalfEmpty43

That sounds cheap, but then I'm dropping the...

That sounds cheap, but then I'm dropping the wheel off to the LBS for a rebuild, and I live in San Francisco, and bike repairs aren't cheap. I'm wondering if the $100 out the door adapter isn't a...
12-28-09, 11:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 17,794
Posted By HalfEmpty43

So there is an adapter... Do you have any...

So there is an adapter... Do you have any experience with this? Is it reliable? Thanks.
12-28-09, 05:57 PM
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Views: 17,794
Posted By HalfEmpty43

Thanks for the info, sounds like a plan!

Thanks for the info, sounds like a plan!
12-28-09, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 17,794
Posted By HalfEmpty43

Campagnolo Hub With Shimano Cassette - Question for Ya.

I recently purchased some Mavic Open Pro's with Campagnolo Record hubs on ebay to replace the stock wheels my 2010 Specialized Allez Steel came with. I thought a cheap upgrade to the wheels on this...
12-10-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,088
Posted By HalfEmpty43

I just had the frame weighed and it came in at...

I just had the frame weighed and it came in at 6.19 lbs with the bottom bracket still in place. Does this help with any guesses as to the steel quality? Thanks!
12-08-09, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,088
Posted By HalfEmpty43

Here's the rest: ...

Here's the rest:

http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt317/HalfEmpty43/DSC01941.jpg

http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt317/HalfEmpty43/DSC01942.jpg
...
12-08-09, 05:52 PM
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Posted By HalfEmpty43

Okay here are some better photos of the frame and...

Okay here are some better photos of the frame and the components. Not pictured are only the MKS track pedals and Sella Italia saddle. Let me know what you all think. Thanks again!
...
12-08-09, 12:31 AM
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Posted By HalfEmpty43

I'll get some photos of the frame and all the...

I'll get some photos of the frame and all the components with better lighting up here tomorrow when I have the sun to help out. As far as the weight, I'll have to get my LBS to remove the cranks to...
12-08-09, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,088
Posted By HalfEmpty43

Vintage Orbea - Take A Look (Picture Heavy)

I picked up a complete bicycle at a flea market here in the Bay Area on Sunday for $75 and am a bit unsure of what I have here. It's an Orbea "Sierra Nevada" and looks to be from the mid 1980's....
11-02-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,785
Posted By HalfEmpty43

You're right. I had Columbus on the brain when I...

You're right. I had Columbus on the brain when I typed that, but obviously, yes, it's Reynolds. Thank you.
11-02-09, 04:31 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,785
Posted By HalfEmpty43

Hello, I'm not sure if this is an...

Hello,

I'm not sure if this is an appropriate forum to ask this question but here goes:

I recently came across a lugged Raleigh steel frame made of Columbus 531. There are no other marking on...
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Views: 4,728
Posted By HalfEmpty43

Wow, so it's possible this is the professional...

Wow, so it's possible this is the professional model, and that the previous owner didn't paint over the blue, but rather had it repainted the original white color. How much did you sell yours for?
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Views: 4,728
Posted By HalfEmpty43

Wow, that is beautiful. Hopefully some very tall...

Wow, that is beautiful. Hopefully some very tall man or woman finds it and loves it.
Replies: 19
Views: 4,728
Posted By HalfEmpty43

Ahh I understand you now. No, I don't see any...

Ahh I understand you now. No, I don't see any 'flattening' of the seat stays below the brake bridge. Round 'til the drop outs. But then again I do not see the flattening in the photos of the blue one...
Replies: 19
Views: 4,728
Posted By HalfEmpty43

It has "Gios" inscribed on the seat stays. Does...

It has "Gios" inscribed on the seat stays. Does that answer your question?
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Views: 4,728
Posted By HalfEmpty43

Confirmed it is still italian threaded. Thanks.

Confirmed it is still italian threaded. Thanks.
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Views: 4,728
Posted By HalfEmpty43

The bike is a 58 cm size, which I believe is a...

The bike is a 58 cm size, which I believe is a pretty ideal size, yes? Is there an easy way to determine italian threading vs english threading? I understand the difference in size to only be 2mm....
Replies: 19
Views: 4,728
Posted By HalfEmpty43

Thank you. Can you share with me what clued you...

Thank you. Can you share with me what clued you into it being an Aerodynamic versus a Professional? Also, what is the pecking order of the Gios Torino line?
Replies: 19
Views: 4,728
Posted By HalfEmpty43

No, but the photo makes it look that way. It's...

No, but the photo makes it look that way. It's where the fork starts to angle, and is the same on both sides. Definitely not a dent.
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Views: 4,728
Posted By HalfEmpty43

1986 Gios Torino Professional?

Hello,

I'd like your help in confirming what I have here is indeed a 1986 Gios Torino Professional frame. I came upon it in a craigslist purchase with a bunch of other bicycles and components....
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By HalfEmpty43

Is there a quality difference between the two?

Is there a quality difference between the two?
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Views: 863
Posted By HalfEmpty43

Thanks Bianchigirl. Here are some photos: ...

Thanks Bianchigirl. Here are some photos:

http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt317/HalfEmpty43/DSC01607.jpg

http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt317/HalfEmpty43/DSC01609.jpg
...
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By HalfEmpty43

Thanks for the info! My girlfriend has an...

Thanks for the info!

My girlfriend has an older Bianchi as well that looks to be a lighter purple, perhaps even a bit pinkish. Do you happen to know the name they used for that color?
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Views: 863
Posted By HalfEmpty43

No, it's not from San Francisco at all actually....

No, it's not from San Francisco at all actually. A guy down in Santa Barbara received it in some sort of trade and didn't know what to do with it so he posted it on craigslist for $200!
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By HalfEmpty43

Thanks for all the helpful info! As soon as I get...

Thanks for all the helpful info! As soon as I get it in my hands I'm going to find these codes and nail it down.

That's a beautiful bike you've got, btw.
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By HalfEmpty43

80's Bianchi, Can You Help ID?

Hello,

I think I got a deal on a 80's Bianchi Limited and was hoping to get a few answers as to year and value from all the gracious experts who frequent these forums. I know you all probably...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-09, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By HalfEmpty43

As I understand it, if you know what you're doing...

As I understand it, if you know what you're doing (I don't), you can build a better bike for the same money using an older steel frame. Of course your sacrificing the security of a new bike, whatever...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By HalfEmpty43

Thanks again for the comments and advice. It...

Thanks again for the comments and advice.

It seems to me that the soreness I'm feeling is just my muscles adapting to being used again, which is a good thing. No pain in joints at all.

I am...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By HalfEmpty43

I've noticed (already) that the exercise has...

I've noticed (already) that the exercise has improved my mood and is allowing for a better night's sleep. Amazing.
Forum: Commuting
09-23-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By HalfEmpty43

The "Allez Double Steel" is: ...

The "Allez Double Steel" is:

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=45678&eid=4350

Reynolds 520!

It's a retro style to earlier models with downtube shifters.

Thanks for...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-09, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By HalfEmpty43

Starting Out: How Much Is Too Much?

Hello Everyone,

I just moved from LA to SF and sold my car. I picked up a Specialized Allez 2010 (Steel) road bike and have been commuting to school and back. I absolutely love it.

The commute...
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