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08-10-20, 09:38 PM
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Posted By etherhuffer

If its hard to remove now, it will be worse later...

If its hard to remove now, it will be worse later is how I figure it. Try a seized nylon drain plug in a 1984 diesel oil-water separator. I figured better to overhaul it when I knew it was toast...
08-10-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 495
Posted By noglider

I've used cyccommute's method with success. I've...

I've used cyccommute's method with success. I've also SOMETIMES succeeded at putting the cup in the vise. I've never been defeated by a fixed cup, and I've never used a torch for anything. I have...
08-10-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 31,525
Posted By gthomson

palincss STUNNING. The more I see these touring...

palincss STUNNING. The more I see these touring bikes on these forums the more I am liking the way they look, especially with the drop down bars. Sporty but practical. The storage on the front really...
08-10-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 495
Posted By Salamandrine

:lol: We have this debate every 3 months like...

:lol:
We have this debate every 3 months like clockwork.

Let me say this for the opposing view. If you are renovating an old classic bike that has not been maintained in properly or at all, it is...
08-10-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 31,525
Posted By palincss

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1963 Jack Taylor Sports. I've built it up with 700C wheels and...
08-10-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 57,523
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Posted By canopus

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d/huntsville-19...

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d/huntsville-1970-schwinn-15-paramount/7159396915.html1970 Schwinn P-15 paramount - $1200 (Huntsville)Original Campy triple...
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08-10-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,931
Posted By mad max

In the 1970s the MKS Sylvan was considered a...

In the 1970s the MKS Sylvan was considered a "good campy copy", back when that was a thing. I got a used pair in 1980 from a friend, after he had raced on them for a couple years. For the next...
08-10-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,931
Posted By richart

They are my pedal of choice. Just a little on the...

They are my pedal of choice. Just a little on the tight side when new, but they break in rapidly and are then just right. I have them on all of my bikes.
08-10-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 146
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Posted By Salamandrine

I can play this game now. Last august this was...

I can play this game now. Last august this was only a frame. My one 'modern' bike, a Mercian Audax.

...
08-09-20, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

I like the seller. I'll never meet or talk to the...

I like the seller. I'll never meet or talk to the guy, but he hit all the right notes in the ad copy.
08-09-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By noobinsf

Great additions, thanks, everyone!!

Great additions, thanks, everyone!!
08-08-20, 09:19 PM
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Views: 379
Posted By kgcabs

MB-1 RestoMod

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08-08-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 266
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Posted By steelbikeguy

here's a shot of one of my red bikes, with a...

here's a shot of one of my red bikes, with a fairly low perspective.... I was just playing around with the camera to see if I could get anything interesting.
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08-08-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 281
Posted By enso_on

thank you very much for your kind welcome and...

thank you very much for your kind welcome and experienced insights on my continued search.

i've gleaned much from this forum over the last decade or so and it has brought me tremendous joy and...
08-08-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 584
Posted By BlueDevil63

1975 Masi Gran Criterium - just acquired

I just received this. Pictures are as it came out of the box (reassembled of course). It is a CyclArt restoration and very well done. Martano rims are a nice correct touch as are the cable ends. I'll...
08-07-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 526
Posted By bikingshearer

Don't forget that Sheldon himself says that on...

Don't forget that Sheldon himself says that on multiple occasions he mixed ISO cranks with JSO tapers and vice versa with nary a problem. Reading his stuff on this subject as a whole makes it clear...
08-07-20, 09:20 PM
08-07-20, 07:01 PM
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Posted By Mad Honk

This specimen is a bargain at the price....

This specimen is a bargain at the price. Hopefully someone can facilitate for another BF member. I doubt anyone would not fall in love after just one ride on this bike. Smiles, MH
08-07-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 526
Posted By SurferRosa

Nor am I. Sheldon's site taught me most...

Nor am I. Sheldon's site taught me most everything. But that little quote about Campy being ISO could be a really easy fix that someone should get to chop, chop.

I mean, who cares about post-'94...
08-07-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 511
Posted By kidadam

Interesting, I have owned a B17 for over ten...

Interesting, I have owned a B17 for over ten years and love it. Itís been on two bikes, the current one being a long haul trucker.
08-07-20, 04:38 PM
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Posted By madpogue

In case you're not kidding about the "unsure"...

In case you're not kidding about the "unsure" part -- Doug Fattic
08-07-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 511
Posted By Salamandrine

I know it's the Brooks party line now, but IME...

I know it's the Brooks party line now, but IME this whole B17 is for upright and Brooks Pro is for the drops thing is overblown. I'm a more in the drops rider than average, and I still prefer a B17....
08-07-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 511
Posted By SJX426

Most of mine are Brooks Pro on any vintage I...

Most of mine are Brooks Pro on any vintage I have. I tried Flite Ti, of which I have two, black and white. They are fine for up to 30 miles. I don't know the limit on a Brooks. One Brooks is a...
08-07-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 526
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, when you have a bunch of repairs in front...

Yeah, when you have a bunch of repairs in front of you, there isn't time to argue about theoretical standards, which BTW didn't used to exist when I was a mechanic, they were not applicable to BB...
08-07-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 526
Posted By John E

The older the equipment, the more that tends to...

The older the equipment, the more that tends to be true. Minor revisions sneak in, and incompatibilities result, even when the "official" word says everything should play nicely together.
08-07-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 511
Posted By John E

I am an admitted Brooks bigot (two Team Pros, one...

I am an admitted Brooks bigot (two Team Pros, one regular Pro, one Swallow coming up, plus an Ideale), but you have to use what works best for you, particularly on a long ride.
08-07-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 526
Posted By jonwvara

What an empiricist! Shocking.

What an empiricist! Shocking.
08-07-20, 12:39 AM
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Views: 526
Posted By dddd

I don't find that ISO taper is a problem with...

I don't find that ISO taper is a problem with vintage campag cranks, at least not in terms of the engagement.
At worst, on a really stretched crankarm, one might have to grind a mm off of a spindle...
08-07-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,897
Posted By scozim

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08-06-20, 07:59 PM
08-06-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,931
Posted By kidadam

I really like these pedals - they spin really...

I really like these pedals - they spin really nice.
...
08-06-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,931
Posted By Bogester

I recently splurged on a pair of the fancy sealed...

I recently splurged on a pair of the fancy sealed bearing touring model...very shiny and very smooth. ...
08-06-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,162
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

This is a better shot of the colors at play....

This is a better shot of the colors at play. Really though, it needs to be seen in real life, or I need to get my friend whose good with a camera to help us all out.

There are no level places on...
08-06-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,931
Posted By rustystrings61

I love the MKS Sylvan track pedals and have them...

I love the MKS Sylvan track pedals and have them on a bunch of bikes. I had managed to bend the left hand spindles on two sets. Somehow I tracked down an email address for MKS and asked them who to...
08-06-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,931
Posted By kidadam

An overnight sit in penetrating oil and a shanked...

An overnight sit in penetrating oil and a shanked hiking boot did the trick. I can say that was the hardest pedal I've ever come across. It was nice to that snap underfoot.
08-05-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Pcampeau

Iím glad youíll be removing the red orange...

Iím glad youíll be removing the red orange paint....thatís what youíre doing right? Cool find! I donít have anything to add about the serial number but Iím rooting for this bikes salvation.
08-05-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,931
Posted By arex

The only bike I don't have MKS pedals on is my...

The only bike I don't have MKS pedals on is my Karate Monkey. I'm sold on MKS. They're dependable, never a crap-shoot about what you're getting.
08-05-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,931
Posted By Mountain Mitch

+1 for MKS pedals. I’ve never had a problem...

+1 for MKS pedals. I’ve never had a problem breaking them in, after which they run as smooth as butter.
08-05-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,931
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I like MKS, as a company. They make my...

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...I like MKS, as a company. They make my life easier. :) Their version of the old Lyotard platform pedal is exquisite.
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08-05-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,931
Posted By bikemig

You preload a cup and cone bottom bracket which...

You preload a cup and cone bottom bracket which means you adjust it a little tighter than you would say a hub or a freewheel. You want it to be a bit sticky. Apparently that's the way MKS adjusts...
08-05-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3,438
Views: 299,947
Posted By hazetguy

installed some NOS Christophe straps (thanks...

installed some NOS Christophe straps (thanks again francophile Jason!!!), and good used toe clips onto the new MKS Sylvan Track pedals on my Bridgestone.
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08-05-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,363
Posted By gugie

FFD 2018, Best In Show award. Even the...

FFD 2018, Best In Show award.

Even the pedals are aero.

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08-05-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 733
Posted By tyler_fred

Nothing to see here, just another Schwinn..

Ciao Amico Fidatos,

I was given a 1987 Schwinn Prelude frameset earlier this year by mstateglfr, and I knew immediately that this was one that I wouldnít be afraid to make minor modifications...
08-05-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,758
Posted By babie_lato

Hello All! Below the promised pictures of my...

Hello All!
Below the promised pictures of my new Peugeot PR65. It's still a project in progress, although already perfectly ridable and functional.

Some things I changed (with help of my...
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By jjames1452

Priceless

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My Father in Law's delivery bike panel proudly displayed in the...
08-04-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,162
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thanks! It's getting fitted with Superbe Pro from...

Thanks! It's getting fitted with Superbe Pro from my now-too-small Allez SE. The dark anodized rims with the tan wall Veloflex Master tires, plus the lustrous silver components are a devastating...
08-03-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,162
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

With the bike weighing in at 21.9 lbs with the...

With the bike weighing in at 21.9 lbs with the carbon fork, anything I did was going to add weight. No matter, I was here to get it setup the way that fits me. A Brooks B17 saddle, different seat...
08-02-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Aww, you guys are making me blush! Thank you, and...

Aww, you guys are making me blush! Thank you, and very well stated on everything else you said. There are a number of great modernizers on this forum like yourself (that dark grey Ironman you did was...
08-02-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By retrodude

1986 Gardin Campy Super Record Restoration Project

Picked this up last weekend with my 17 year old son who asked for help buying a road bike for himself, to my surprise & delight he preferred vintage to more modern. Paid $425 CAD (figure about $300...
08-02-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,787
Posted By repechage

The alternative is pays your money (sic) to get a...

The alternative is pays your money (sic) to get a report from Waterford. We're cheaper.
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