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08-05-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 109,262
Posted By Ronsonic

Mad Praise for Mad Honk

Good to do business with you.
08-02-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,846
Posted By Ronsonic

Those Mercets, the pin striping is <chef's...

Those Mercets, the pin striping is <chef's kiss>
03-16-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5,661
Views: 633,964
Posted By Ronsonic

I have two projects approaching completion. The...

I have two projects approaching completion. The bike is vintage enough to have a threaded headset. The house behind the porch is 1949 vintage.
...
03-06-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,041
Posted By Ronsonic

I'm a technician doing mostly music electronics...

I'm a technician doing mostly music electronics and mechanics. Rebuild Rhodes pianos, guitar amps, pro audio and high end home audio gear. Most of the skill set transfers over. So, mostly ept. A pro...
10-07-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,997
Posted By Ronsonic

Somewhere I've got one just like it that has a +...

Somewhere I've got one just like it that has a + 10 tilt. Really gruesome used it years ago adapting a road race bike to cross for one season. UHHHHHHhgly.
09-12-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,456
Posted By Ronsonic

Two-bolt number hanger?

Two-bolt number hanger?
09-09-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,181
Posted By Ronsonic

I'm currently reading this and will have a full...

I'm currently reading this and will have a full review later. So far it looks solid in the science of being old and broke down.

https://saltwrap.com/built-from-broken/
09-06-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,181
Posted By Ronsonic

Good luck with the knee jobs and any excuse to...

Good luck with the knee jobs and any excuse to post up a cool old bike is good enough.
09-06-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,088
Posted By Ronsonic

I says to never grease the taper. ...

I says to never grease the taper.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x533/tapir02_fb56415ae373dc0c4d5cc20aea181ea02686d439.jpg
Don't grease me, bro'
09-06-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5,661
Views: 633,964
Posted By Ronsonic

So this followed me home from the Salvation Army....

So this followed me home from the Salvation Army. Not exactly wrenching on, but furiously readjusting to make it sorta fit me. Otherwise, just worked this over with an oiler.

Not exactly vintage...
09-05-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5,661
Views: 633,964
Posted By Ronsonic

Last year I bought an early 80s Mikkelsen frame...

Last year I bought an early 80s Mikkelsen frame here and built it up with shiny 11s Campy bits.
Well, now I've rebuilt it with mostly Shimano 105, seven speed stuff. Better suits this bikes 126mm...
05-14-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By Ronsonic

I remember the drill being to wear a pair of...

I remember the drill being to wear a pair of socks you hate and go off on a long ride with a water bottle containing a mix of rubbing alcohol and water. Soak the shoes and then ride them dry -...
05-14-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,128
Posted By Ronsonic

Use the screws and adjust them one time - OR -...

Use the screws and adjust them one time - OR - don't use the screws and fiddle-futz the wheel into position every time.

I like plan A.
05-14-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,857
Posted By Ronsonic

When I was a teenager I did it lighting a...

When I was a teenager I did it lighting a Popsicle stick dipped in motor oil.

Water dipping usually gives more of a swirl than a smoke pattern. Before you go thinking it's easier visualize a- how...
04-04-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 879,729
Posted By Ronsonic

This is not entirely vintage but it is classic...

This is not entirely vintage but it is classic and retains some vintage features like a threaded fork. Serotta Legend Ti in my size. Coco saw me playing with my toy so brought hers to join me.
...
04-03-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8,147
Views: 2,803,427
Posted By Ronsonic

Super light spokes and hub you've got there....

Super light spokes and hub you've got there. Totally drilled out cassette, too.
03-27-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By Ronsonic

This question depends on the manufacturer and the...

This question depends on the manufacturer and the year and model of the brifter.

Strongly suggest downloading the user / service manual for the parts in front of you. Campagnolo, SRAM and Shimano...
03-27-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 879,729
Posted By Ronsonic

Now we know where that other guy's flutes went.

Now we know where that other guy's flutes went.
03-27-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,355
Posted By Ronsonic

I'd clear-coat it and put it on Craig's as a...

I'd clear-coat it and put it on Craig's as a valuable, vintage bike.
03-14-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,663
Posted By Ronsonic

Beg to differ, but parallelism of the stem and...

Beg to differ, but parallelism of the stem and top tube must be maintained. Otherwise it would be ... incorrect.
08-22-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 72,845
Views: 11,832,673
Posted By Ronsonic

BItD, that was a common approach for single ring...

BItD, that was a common approach for single ring cyclocross bikes. This was a fancy bike, a lot of guys would take worn out chainrings and grind off the teeth. This one was done professionally.
12-13-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By Ronsonic

They're just excited to see you. Recently...

They're just excited to see you.

Recently bought a set of wheels that came with tires and tubes and just had to replace the almost new tubes to get rid of the absurdly long stems.

Lot of deep...
12-13-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,933
Posted By Ronsonic

He was busy riding his bike.

He was busy riding his bike.
12-09-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By Ronsonic

https://si.shimano.com/#/ There are several...

https://si.shimano.com/#/

There are several levels of manuals there, the Dealer's Manuals are pretty comprehensive.
11-13-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 338,440
Posted By Ronsonic

Use photoshop if you have to, but don't post that...

Use photoshop if you have to, but don't post that bike again with those hipster bars.
11-08-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,071
Posted By Ronsonic

That was my first "real" road bike back in the...

That was my first "real" road bike back in the Eighties. Same size and oddly enough, the same price.

Not feeling nostalgic enough to buy another bike, but nice to see it. A bit of a classic.
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11-06-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,166
Posted By Ronsonic

Selling it for that kind of money will ensure...

Selling it for that kind of money will ensure that it is preserved.
10-24-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 338,440
Posted By Ronsonic

Not a picture, but a comment. Having just...

Not a picture, but a comment.

Having just ridden my first Senior Games time trial I learned two things; there is no tech inspection, and my normalized power over the course was nearly that of the...
10-10-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,357
Posted By Ronsonic

Cleaning the chain, lubing it and replacing it...

Cleaning the chain, lubing it and replacing it before it is badly worn - this is far more important than what lube you use or how you clean it.

I will recommend that the wax based stuff in the...
09-30-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,606
Posted By Ronsonic

Usually a menthol cigarette and yes, a couple of...

Usually a menthol cigarette and yes, a couple of puffs and pass it on. Preventative for exercise induced asthma. Many asthma meds are paradoxical, a very small dose of an asthma trigger to provoke a...
09-30-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,757
Posted By Ronsonic

Many fine frames have an opening in the bottom...

Many fine frames have an opening in the bottom bracket. If yours doesn't drilling a 1/4" hole at the lowest point is a good idea. It will let more water out than it will let in.
09-28-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,639
Posted By Ronsonic

If you get the break under some magnification...

If you get the break under some magnification you'll see the darker, oxidized area where the crack first started. And, yes, I'll be you're right it was at the sharp corner of that rectangular hole.
09-20-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,416
Posted By Ronsonic

Like the Fairchild, I've got a 1958 412 with two...

Like the Fairchild, I've got a 1958 412 with two arms the original BitD 12" Shure that I've never put a proper cartridge on and an old Mission 774 with an Ortofon OM20. I got the table about 15...
09-15-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 134,497
Posted By Ronsonic

Wow, somehow I never saw this thread before....

Wow, somehow I never saw this thread before. Here's mine. It's a 2000 season team bike allegedly. Guy I bought it from picked it up in Belgium while vacationing. Story was this was spec'd as a...
09-15-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,301
Posted By Ronsonic

One-Shot is an excellent paint for this sort of...

One-Shot is an excellent paint for this sort of thing. I dabbled at pinstriping once (I really want a box striped bike) and discovered it. Flows, adheres and stays where you want it perfectly.
09-10-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,569
Posted By Ronsonic

With the spokes spinning around I doubt there's...

With the spokes spinning around I doubt there's enough clean air in that area to make any aerodynamic difference. IMO, at that weight / price they are remarkably aero compared to the alternatives.
05-05-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,790
Posted By Ronsonic

With the arthritis in my thumbs there's no such...

With the arthritis in my thumbs there's no such thing.
08-17-18, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,203
Posted By Ronsonic

I'm supposing they do. Plastic outgasses and gets...

I'm supposing they do. Plastic outgasses and gets brittle over time, the glue holding the velcro that holds the pads goes south. I'm sure the manufacturers will tell you that only a fresh helmet is...
07-29-09, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,691
Posted By Ronsonic

Good guess, stamp, form, weld and grind. ...

Good guess, stamp, form, weld and grind.

There is a pretty decent page on this showing the steps that I can't seem to find right now.
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