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05-11-21, 11:06 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Detto Pietro shoes - EU 46 - $30 shipped

I bought these a year or so ago from Chicago CL. They are okay, but have that "I'm Italian, so I will be too narrow for you Americans" fit. Note the aftermarket laces. The uppers and soles seem to be...
05-11-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By smontanaro

My guess would be the "M" means year of...

My guess would be the "M" means year of manufacture (maybe important in Japan), not necessarily model year (which might well be an American thing).
05-11-21, 08:42 AM
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Views: 499
Posted By smontanaro

I guess timing really is everything. :)

I guess timing really is everything. :)
05-11-21, 07:24 AM
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Views: 499
Posted By smontanaro

Didn't realize you were going to make these. I...

Didn't realize you were going to make these. I have a bag full of them. If I'd a known, I would have dropped a couple in that package you just received. ;)
05-10-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By smontanaro

I've yet to settle on a couple dates. Still need...

I've yet to settle on a couple dates. Still need to work around some family/travel issues.
05-10-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By smontanaro

Right. If I did anything with chrome paint plus...

Right. If I did anything with chrome paint plus something like cromovelato or a "flamboyant" finish I would have the chrome removed first and pero the frame as for painting.
05-10-21, 05:40 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

I have no pictures, just a short story. Our...

I have no pictures, just a short story. Our boiler was out (turned out to be a simple fix which I won't explain here), so I woke up this morning to the thermometer on our fridge reading 59 degrees....
05-10-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By smontanaro

Sorry for the delay. Got distracted by other...

Sorry for the delay. Got distracted by other shiny stuff. My Flickr album (https://flic.kr/s/aHskCBbBna) has all the images, but here are several. Note that I'm not really worried about the poor...
05-09-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 400
Posted By smontanaro

Maybe The Bike Recyclery? I think her name is...

Maybe The Bike Recyclery? I think her name is Justyne.
05-09-21, 12:32 PM
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Views: 251
Posted By smontanaro

Any interest in a Chicago area swap meet this summer?

I'm not sure what shows/swaps have been canceled and which are going to be held. Any interest in a small swap meet sometime in the June/July timeframe? It would probably be in my backyard (I had no...
05-09-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 400
Posted By smontanaro

Or find a swap meet near you and hang out for the...

Or find a swap meet near you and hang out for the day with a bunch of like-minded folks.
05-08-21, 08:16 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Here's something you don't see every day, a...

Here's something you don't see every day, a Favorit:

https://southbend.craigslist.org/bik/d/hobart-vintage-favorit-road-bike/7318187230.html

Sorry, no full drive side image.
...
05-07-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By smontanaro

Chrome Paint as Basis for Cromovelato Finish?

I have an Atala Super Professional which is fully chromed. Unfortunately, the chrome is in sad shape. I've considered having the frame rechromed, but the reading I've done suggests that might not be...
05-07-21, 03:01 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

I use Vittoria Mastik One. I have enough bikes...

I use Vittoria Mastik One. I have enough bikes with tubulars that I simply buy it by the can (on my second or third). I think cans + brushes are going to be less messy than tubes + brushes or...
05-07-21, 07:47 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

I have always used glue, but if I was just...

I have always used glue, but if I was just getting started with tubulars I would probably use tape. I can't answer most of your specific questions though. I do have some experience removing tape,...
05-06-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 499
Posted By smontanaro

I think New Winner is the super versatile...

I think New Winner is the super versatile freewheel body, same body, four different setups (5, 6 wide, 6 narrow, 7):

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50080139501_b7e76df26d_c.jpg...
05-06-21, 04:53 AM
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Views: 499
Posted By smontanaro

As I understand it, some version of SunTour...

As I understand it, some version of SunTour freewheel body was used for five-speed, narrow (Ultra6) six-speed and wide six-speed freewheels. Narrow six-speed SunTour freewheels are kinda spendy...
05-05-21, 11:55 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

I took a look at the Specialized frame in this...

I took a look at the Specialized frame in this listing:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/136602505051399/
it
With a bit of help from T-Mar's Asian serial number pinned thread, I've...
05-04-21, 03:37 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

More on my tubular adventure... I think two of...

More on my tubular adventure... I think two of the tires I wound up with were new, some Continental Competitions.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51158457433_6936dd5ec6_c.jpg...
05-04-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By smontanaro

Specialized Serial Number/Model question

I'm looking at a sandblasted Specialized frame locally. The serial number is M238189. Looking at the Asian serial number guide...
05-04-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By smontanaro

Yes, that's an option, one I get closer to on my...

Yes, that's an option, one I get closer to on my Dura-Ace holders. I have some NOS pads I got from Dale Brown which are just languishing because I've so far been unable to extract the old pads from...
05-03-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By smontanaro

With three-sided holders there is the obvious...

With three-sided holders there is the obvious potential problem that a mistake by the owner or a mechanic leaves them installed backwards with corresponding loss of all braking power at the worst...
05-03-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By smontanaro

Replacing SunTour Superbe pads

A thread over on internet-BOB prompted me to take some pictures to demonstrate the process of removing and replacing SunTour Superbe brake pads. (Since all four sides of the pad are enclosed, the...
05-03-21, 08:24 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Tall Schwinn (maybe a Super Sport?) on Chicago...

Tall Schwinn (maybe a Super Sport?) on Chicago CL:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/d/cary-custom-road-bike/7315835250.html

I'm not sure if it's overpriced at $600, but it does have some...
04-30-21, 03:17 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Not sure why this wound up on Chicago CL (it's in...

Not sure why this wound up on Chicago CL (it's in Louisville, KY), but here's a NIB Campy 50th group (s/n 2331) for a mere $4800:
...
04-30-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By smontanaro

Four more just rolled away (not under their own...

Four more just rolled away (not under their own power — yet).
04-29-21, 03:57 PM
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Views: 407
Posted By smontanaro

That's okay. Bernard sent me an actual email. He...

That's okay. Bernard sent me an actual email. He also just lives down the street so will be able to inspect the merch in person. ;)
04-29-21, 09:50 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

In case anyone is looking for cheap, old spare...

In case anyone is looking for cheap, old spare tubulars, I just posted some (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1229349-you-need-some-spare-tubular-tires-right.html) to the for sale...
04-29-21, 09:49 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

You need some spare tubular tires, right?

First things first: Please, please, please do not use BF private messaging or comments in this thread to claim tires. Please use email to contact me (skip.montanaro@gmail.com). It is a royal PITA to...
04-29-21, 08:10 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

I have no idea if this is a reasonable price or...

I have no idea if this is a reasonable price or not ($1500), but the bike looks purty. I can take a look if someone is interested.
...
04-28-21, 01:20 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

No pics, but the 40F drop in temperature between...

No pics, but the 40F drop in temperature between yesterday and today was rather remarkable. (Eisentraut yesterday, Schwinn three-speed today).
04-28-21, 12:37 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

What are you looking for (size, mfr, type)?

What are you looking for (size, mfr, type)?
04-27-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By smontanaro

b dub We can compare frames. My 1970 Atala Super...

b dub We can compare frames. My 1970 Atala Super Professional is hanging in the basement, devoid of parts.
04-26-21, 05:16 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Two rides yesterday. New Bike Day to start, an...

Two rides yesterday. New Bike Day to start, an 11-mile shakedown ride of my Univega Super Speciale (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1224899-univega-super-speciale-build-thread.html):
...
04-25-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By smontanaro

bikemig The picture was taken at Lighthouse Beach...

bikemig The picture was taken at Lighthouse Beach Park in Evanston, IL. I believe the buildings are all part of the Harley Clarke Mansion (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harley_Clarke_Mansion).
04-25-21, 04:47 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

In Gerd Schraner's book, The Art of Wheelbuilding...

In Gerd Schraner's book, The Art of Wheelbuilding he writes about having to countersink the valve stem holes on most rims. That might be something to try to improve "hop."
04-25-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By smontanaro

First shakedown ride this morning. This bike was...

First shakedown ride this morning. This bike was a true BF team effort. The Regina drivetrain came from Bianchigirll, the brakes were courtesy of mountaindave, bibliobob provided the stem and the...
04-24-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By smontanaro

Everything is spoken for. Thanks for looking.

Everything is spoken for. Thanks for looking.
04-24-21, 04:45 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

One would also have to wonder about the "custom...

One would also have to wonder about the "custom paint by Weigle" statement. I can't see Peter making an obviously misleading paint job. He would surely realize the back half isn't a Cicc.
04-23-21, 07:11 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

I suppose I could have posted to the "where'd you...

I suppose I could have posted to the "where'd you ride today" thread, but there really wasn't anything special about my route. On the other hand, today was the first ride on my NOS-ish FMB tubulars:...
04-23-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks. Will find some choice items tomorrow.

Thanks. Will find some choice items tomorrow.
04-23-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By smontanaro

Here are the four bits left: TA chainring ...

Here are the four bits left:

TA chainring
Shimano 50 front derailleur
SunTour Alpha 5000 rear derailleur
SunTour GPX rear derailleur

Anything else I add would be of similar...
04-23-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By smontanaro

I'm down to four items. If you're feeling...

I'm down to four items. If you're feeling adventurous, you can trust I will find two or three more items I don't need.
04-23-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By smontanaro

The thought had crossed my mind, especially with...

The thought had crossed my mind, especially with the demise of the Ann Arbor swap meet in late May. Any ideas how we could guarantee warmer weather and attract more buyers than sellers this time?
04-23-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By smontanaro

Just a heads up about a couple things. I...

Just a heads up about a couple things.

I was out of town yesterday and mostly offline, catching up this morning.
The BF PM system reminded me of a reason I really prefer email over PMs. You can...
04-21-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By smontanaro

I took a few (bad) pix of the Performance (turns...

I took a few (bad) pix of the Performance (turns out to be an M605) at Play It Again Sports. Apologies for the bad takes on the serial number. I was in a bit of a hurry as it was rather cold out. I...
04-21-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By smontanaro

Your question sir, is? ;) (Never mind. Saw...

Your question sir, is? ;)

(Never mind. Saw the PM...)
04-21-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By smontanaro

Hub is 32H. I see it stamped "07 95", but no...

Hub is 32H. I see it stamped "07 95", but no other markings).
04-21-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By smontanaro

... continued ... SunTour GPX rear...

... continued ...

SunTour GPX rear derailleur https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51129924822_86e7c95fc4_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kUbeiY)
Roto pedals...
04-21-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By smontanaro

Buncha stuff - don't need any of it - $5/item

I've got this box of parts I'm never going to use. I took a quick picture of each item. $5/item (an "item" is what's in one picture) plus shipping. 3/$10 (plus shipping. 6/$20 (free shipping).
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