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08-02-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By styggno1

Gilco is the designer of the tube. Not a tubing...

Gilco is the designer of the tube. Not a tubing manufacturer. Just sayin'
08-02-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By styggno1

What appears to be a non slotted Fisher fork...

What appears to be a non slotted Fisher fork crown (cannot see the rear of it) paired with a "M" cut out on BB shell and "spoon" seat stay cap makes me put it at the earliest - late 1971. + a couple...
08-02-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By styggno1

After some thought I would put this one as a US...

After some thought I would put this one as a US made model. Late 70ies. With some oddities.

Ingredients:

Cinelli MC crown - not a Fisher crown – put it (the fork) at circa 1978-82 (edit adding...
07-28-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,825
Posted By styggno1

Sorry for not noticing your question earlier! A...

Sorry for not noticing your question earlier! A bit of both! :) I had most of the Mavic parts on the shelf and I also believe this frame needs something more special than C-record (I do understand...
07-28-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

I will do # 43 again as I just came back from a...

I will do # 43 again as I just came back from a week on Ireland - trying to avoid the hot Swedish summer we caught the hottest Irish summer ever... and not a drop of rain either. The other watch is...
07-18-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,258
Posted By styggno1

Can not resist... I do not sell my bikes so I...

Can not resist... I do not sell my bikes so I cannot be a flipper. I must be the other kind! I reckon circa 95% out of my bikes and frames were top of th line in their time. That of course makes me...
07-04-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,002
Posted By styggno1

Now when reading this the second time I suddenly...

Now when reading this the second time I suddenly realize it can be read as pure poetry and more. It might be my age (57). This time I saw it like a recipie for my retirement plan (62). It can be read...
06-18-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,308
Posted By styggno1

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1226936...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1226936-solving-first-world-problems.html

I am all for it... anal traditions.
06-16-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,897
Posted By styggno1

That one is troublesome. I hate straight...

That one is troublesome.

I hate straight forks on bikes. I want them bent. Not crocked - but bent. As in a nice curve.


Something you won t read in the C&V forum =
"That is a nice straight...
06-16-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

# 50 This is a favourite. There are not that...

# 50

This is a favourite. There are not that many pro divers chronograph chronometers. And where you can actually use the chronograph function under water. And with a titanium case. If I would...
06-12-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

# 49 And for the bright silvery days: ...

# 49

And for the bright silvery days:

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06-12-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,525
Posted By styggno1

To the month exactly ten years ago I found this...

To the month exactly ten years ago I found this "Monark". I am still enjoying it to the point of sillyness.

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06-11-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,914
Posted By styggno1

Here is some information that might help you -...

Here is some information that might help you - regarding spoke tension. Found at Classic Rendezvous. (edit - observe the distinction "new" - of course you can tension your front wheel if it seems to...
06-11-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,914
Posted By styggno1

Love the vintage Rovals! Got some myself - not on...

Love the vintage Rovals! Got some myself - not on my De Rosas though. Mine are of the silver/polished version and clinchers.

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06-11-21, 03:20 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,541
Posted By styggno1

MX Leader with first generation (of the second...

MX Leader with first generation (of the second coming) Campagnolo Super Record 11. These were made in 2009-10. Afterwards they started with some red lettering and stripes on the parts.
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06-10-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

# 48 My plain DJane from 1967. For days when...

# 48

My plain DJane from 1967. For days when I feel a bit ordinary and grey...

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06-10-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,836
Posted By styggno1

Sorry - but I did not say the first number...

Sorry - but I did not say the first number probably indicates the year as you write above. What I did write was - "if it has this format (pic below (showing a serial starting with a capital "N")) the...
06-07-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,836
Posted By styggno1

There might be a lot of room for error with these...

There might be a lot of room for error with these derailleurs - the 51 and the TdF. One might think there are only one version - but have a look at these pictures and you will see there are versions...
06-06-21, 02:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,836
Posted By styggno1

Ashtabula being a place in the US where Fauber...

Ashtabula being a place in the US where Fauber patent one piece cranks were made for Schwinn - I have heard?

The "Fauber" one piece forged steel cranks were being used in in Sweden from the dawn...
06-04-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,836
Posted By styggno1

This is how the fork looked like up until about...

This is how the fork looked like up until about 1948. This is said to be Harry Snells bike that he used to win the world championships on in 1948. Could be true but it does have world championship...
06-04-21, 03:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,836
Posted By styggno1

Now we are getting somewhere - yours has a lower...

Now we are getting somewhere - yours has a lower serial than the one on Steel Vintage Bikes. The fork is said to be a short run version. 1949-1950 is starting to sound realistic.

Here are some...
06-04-21, 03:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,836
Posted By styggno1

Aha! That bike is older. ...

Aha!

That bike is older.
https://steel-vintage.com/crescent-varldsmastarcykeln-world-champions-bike-1950

The dead give away is the lack of seatpost collar and the roller at the bottom bracket....
06-04-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,836
Posted By styggno1

You need 10 posts I believe. Does your bike have...

You need 10 posts I believe. Does your bike have similar/same decals as mine? The serial format makes me wonder if yours is not a bit later. When the companys mergered in 1960 the serial format...
06-03-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,836
Posted By styggno1

Hi henu22, Nice hearing from a close...

Hi henu22,

Nice hearing from a close neighbour! My mother is Finnish - she moved here from Åland though so my Finnish is non-existent (for those of you not familiar with the Nordic countries -...
06-03-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

I did not notice until now that you are situated...

I did not notice until now that you are situated in Australia! My # 9 watch was sold new there in 1976 according to Omega archives. That is fitting as there are a lot of professional diving to be...
06-01-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

Thank you sir! # 46 Sometimes it is...

Thank you sir!

# 46

Sometimes it is with watches as with bikes - you find the parts before you have the bikeframe. First I found a NOS case, crystal, dial and crown to a mid 50ies "357"...
05-31-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

# 45 This old and beat up divers watch I...

# 45

This old and beat up divers watch I bought from a likewise "weathered" military diver. They had been everywhere together. The diver wanted to part from the watch because it needed a service...
05-29-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

# 44 In one of my favourite movies,...

# 44

In one of my favourite movies, Apocalypse now, Marlon Brandos character Colonel Kurtz wears a Rolex GMT Master missing its bezel.
...
05-27-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

# 43 A 60ies Omega Seamaster 300... Or is...

# 43

A 60ies Omega Seamaster 300... Or is it?! A somewhat controversial watch as it both is an is not. These are often called "Watchco" as there was an Australian Omega service company that...
05-24-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

# 42 Citizen Leopard 1974 36000 Hi Beat ...

# 42

Citizen Leopard 1974 36000 Hi Beat

Found this Hi Beat Citizen Leopard NOS at a local auction house. Medium to high quality Japanese watch from the mid seventies. The caliber 7230 is...
05-20-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

# 41 Longines - one of the more underrated...

# 41

Longines - one of the more underrated brands in/on the vintage watch market.

Longines Ultra-Chron Chronometer, 1968

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05-18-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

Keep your enemy close... But do I mean Mr Sasaki,...

Keep your enemy close... But do I mean Mr Sasaki, minimalism or the enemy within myself?

Let us do # 40 while we are at it...

A plain Explorer - often called Explorer I (wrongfully).
...
05-18-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

# 39 Black Explorer II ...

# 39

Black Explorer II

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05-17-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

# 38 White Explorer II ...

# 38

White Explorer II

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05-16-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

Seiko has a special place in my watch collector’s...

Seiko has a special place in my watch collector’s heart. I have had hundreds of quality watches and still have more than what is healthy – and my “exit watches” has changed thru the years. When all...
05-15-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

# 36 Leathal weapon no 36 ...

# 36

Leathal weapon no 36

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05-15-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 24,262
Posted By styggno1

OlderNotWiser put to my attention a bike at...

OlderNotWiser put to my attention a bike at veloseven dot com. It is said to have the serial BCOO34 but I am fairly certain it is BCOC34. I am also certain it is rapainted frame.

Picture borrowed...
05-15-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,372
Posted By styggno1

Pre 1939 Brooks B17 Flyweight narrow. Alu and...

Pre 1939 Brooks B17 Flyweight narrow. Alu and chrome.

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05-14-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 816
Posted By styggno1

The stamp is 21030106 and I would guess it is 21...

The stamp is 21030106 and I would guess it is 21 03 0106 - and means 2021 March and saddle nr 106 (but it could be the 106: th black or other type). I ordered the saddle in March and got it in April....
05-14-21, 02:00 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 24,262
Posted By styggno1

Welcome OlderNotWiser - to the Proto Proto Caurus...

Welcome OlderNotWiser - to the Proto Proto Caurus knowledge compilation thread!

I am still working on the list but I am not as active as before. Maybe once a month I scan the net for "new" ones.
...
05-14-21, 01:46 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,146
Posted By styggno1

I just want to thank you for your splendid work...

I just want to thank you for your splendid work on this compilation of Merckx knowledge! Thanks!!!
05-14-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

# 35 ...

# 35

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And that concludes the Zenith El Primero section of my collection - here is a group shot (the 5 digit Daytonas having a...
05-14-21, 01:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 816
Posted By styggno1

Yes I have. It arrived just a couple of...

Yes I have.

It arrived just a couple of weeks ago. It is a wonderful saddle and more than well worth its price. The deal was also pleasant with direct contact with Katia - one of the founders,...
05-07-21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

# 34 A more dicrete old divers watch. Still...

# 34

A more dicrete old divers watch. Still rated 1000m even if they did not advertise it on the dial.

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05-06-21, 01:43 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

# 33 "French" professional divers watch from...

# 33

"French" professional divers watch from the very early 90ies. Serious tool but sort of naivistic and it makes me happy.

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05-04-21, 02:35 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

# 32 "De Luca", first version. ...

# 32

"De Luca", first version.

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05-03-21, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8,025
Views: 2,521,076
Posted By styggno1

I like the combo with threaded carbon fork (with...

I like the combo with threaded carbon fork (with alu or steel steerer tube) and quill stem on a steel frame. I am trying to do a similar build (a Merckx MX Leader missing its fork) but no luck as of...
05-03-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

# 31 One of my favourite Seiko: s. A 1974,...

# 31

One of my favourite Seiko: s. A 1974, 6138-8040T, chronograph.

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05-02-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

I do not agree at all. You can absolutely wear...

I do not agree at all. You can absolutely wear your Rolex - or any other watch for that matter - when bicycling. What you need to understand - though - is that mechanical watches need maintenance...
05-02-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,576
Posted By styggno1

# 30 ...

# 30

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