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03-29-17, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,456
Posted By Camplex

Something special... well, there is something...

Something special... well, there is something special about the races in the Stronglight Comp. headset... look into it, it's very neat. They're "V-shaped" with more ball-contact. Experience backs...
11-16-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,348
Posted By Camplex

As others have said, these come up from time to...

As others have said, these come up from time to time on eBay and if you prefer, the Nitto version (though it lacks "arms") can be had through a vendor like Ben's Cycle for ~$60. I ordered an old...
11-16-16, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By Camplex

Thanks. I'm guessing I just continue with the...

Thanks. I'm guessing I just continue with the 43.5 chain-line I've maintained on the 5-vitesse. I'll post to the C&V section to confirm, I suppose.. Appreciate any and all feedback.

John - what FD...
11-14-16, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By Camplex

BB Length Question (TA CycloTouriste w/ 9sp cassette)

Just a simple question to confirm my suspicions .. I'm "going" to a cassette for the first time and am curious about what length BB to install in order to maintain a good chain-line. Using a 5-speed...
11-03-16, 08:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,088
Posted By Camplex

Beautiful bike, sir! Thanks for posting... I...

Beautiful bike, sir! Thanks for posting... I hadn't seen or heard of this marque prior, so I thank you for that as well. Lovely geometry and features, I'd love to take one for a spin! Enjoy and...
10-28-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By Camplex

Plastic Cantilever Post Covers?

I've searched and searched and either this has not been asked before, or I'm missing some terminology...I don't know. I purchased a new frame/fork the other day and just got around to opening it last...
10-03-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,263
Posted By Camplex

I'd go with wide, cushy tires and make that an...

I'd go with wide, cushy tires and make that an urban-tourer... Really, the distinction doesn't need to be absolute at all. Just add more bags, etc. when the tour starts, and in the city, keep it...
10-03-16, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 3,287,785
Posted By Camplex

I wasn't sure what forum rules on the subject...

I wasn't sure what forum rules on the subject were, but I got ~500 for the Ross. Less than I wanted, of course! Haha.. but really, I only came out on top because I built this up over time and got...
09-26-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 3,287,785
Posted By Camplex

I completed my '83 Ross Mt. Whitney a few weeks...

I completed my '83 Ross Mt. Whitney a few weeks ago and having decided prior that I would sell it, listed it and sold it two weeks later. I decided to buy a 650b bike. Meanwhile, I have another Mt....
06-28-16, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,394
Posted By Camplex

Exactly - just buy another "NOS" SunTour...

Exactly - just buy another "NOS" SunTour freewheel off eBay or similar... far better quality than the modern India-made SunRace freewheels, from the thickness of the cog teeth to the positioning of...
05-02-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 133,322
Posted By Camplex

While later examples certainly were, the chrome...

While later examples certainly were, the chrome frames I'm familiar with from the early 80's are hand-made in PA. I don't know much of the brand except that these in particular get a lot of...
04-12-16, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,410
Posted By Camplex

I'm not completely done with the Ross here but...

I'm not completely done with the Ross here but I'm close. I have two of these frames, with the second barely started. It's a Ross '84 Mt. Whitney (Chrome, Double-Butted Ishiwata Tubing), this example...
04-07-16, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,787
Posted By Camplex

I'd rather use them than most, if not all, other...

I'd rather use them than most, if not all, other options. I like the power they offer and I'm a fan of their simplicity, or minimalism. I've purchased a couple of sets recently, one Tandem set (w/...
04-04-16, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 860,285
Posted By Camplex

Yes, unfortunately (or not)... our sewing machine...

Yes, unfortunately (or not)... our sewing machine is just a simple consumer's model and cannot do what we would need it to. It will usually be too thick, or will include leather. And it likely,...
04-01-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,442
Posted By Camplex

Hi! I have a Vitus too - E064776. An earlier make...

Hi! I have a Vitus too - E064776. An earlier make than yours, no doubt. I have the traditional binder bolt, not the pinch bolt. Also, two sets of bidon holes / bottle bosses. It's a great bike! In...
03-31-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 133,322
Posted By Camplex

Ahhh yes, correction, Jim Redcay-designed. Aww...

Ahhh yes, correction, Jim Redcay-designed. Aww pooh-pooh! A lot of folks love those Bullmoose-bars, yes. I have a couple of them I'm saving for some future build.
03-31-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 133,322
Posted By Camplex

There are some amazing bicycles shown here. A...

There are some amazing bicycles shown here. A good assortment of styles and applications as well, for the most part. My biggest current project is an '84 Ross Mt. Whitney (Tom Kellogg).
...
03-30-16, 09:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,740
Posted By Camplex

Hey Bertrand- Your Allegro is the same as...

Hey Bertrand-

Your Allegro is the same as mine, features-wise (sans the oil port)... Yes, these are BCM lugs. My serial is 236946, not far off yours.

I'm looking for a matching fork, in-case...
03-29-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,970
Posted By Camplex

I would recommend purchasing the Brooks tape or...

I would recommend purchasing the Brooks tape or finding the Fizik in honey brown. Similarly, I purchased a Brooks Imperial in Honey Brown, as well as the Fizik tape, and the VO tube protector in, I...
03-28-16, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,575
Posted By Camplex

I think you'll like the saddle, though you should...

I think you'll like the saddle, though you should certainly keep looking also.. You got a good deal and it pays to find such deals, though one also may want to splurge every now and then. If only to...
03-28-16, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 860,285
Posted By Camplex

A couple of things arrived for me the past couple...

A couple of things arrived for me the past couple of days... I received the front rack I had long been searching for, finally having been identified on eBay from a saved search. Shipped from France,...
03-25-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 860,285
Posted By Camplex

Yes! Yeah, if folks think it's worth it.. Well, I...

Yes! Yeah, if folks think it's worth it.. Well, I don't have photos documenting the entire process but a limited number of before and after photos, with perhaps one or two "during" that hopefully...
03-23-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 860,285
Posted By Camplex

Well, this would have come in the post should I...

Well, this would have come in the post should I have been fortunate enough to find this online and had it sent to me. As it was, I found myself even more fortunate, I believe, finding a post on my...
03-23-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,713
Posted By Camplex

Old Kirtland and Cannondale panniers go on the...

Old Kirtland and Cannondale panniers go on the Bay frequently. Of course, Craigslist as well but here in Portland, the local market keeps those at a steady turnover and prices don't reach single or...
03-16-16, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,154
Posted By Camplex

+1 T-Mar. British/BSC ... I have the same FW.

+1 T-Mar.

British/BSC ... I have the same FW.
Forum: Introductions
03-15-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
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Views: 322
Posted By Camplex

Welcome! You're not alone

Welcome!

You're not alone
03-15-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,201
Posted By Camplex

Yeah, we've saved enough candle wax! Maybe...

Yeah, we've saved enough candle wax!

Maybe it isn't the "leaders" one needs to persuade...
03-01-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,485
Posted By Camplex

I do like the "smoky" finish but I'm not sure its...

I do like the "smoky" finish but I'm not sure its something any painter can do... I'm currently looking for a painter here in the Portland, OR area. No shortage, of course. How to choose...
...
02-29-16, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,485
Posted By Camplex

Interesting... Please let me know what my serial...

Interesting... Please let me know what my serial tells you as I've only had the reporting of the former owner to go off-of in determining when this was made; the serial on the side is 236946. Perhaps...
02-29-16, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,485
Posted By Camplex

Sudden Acquisition of 50's Allegro Frame - Big Pics

A friend recently gave me this frame, explaining that he'd never make a proper build of it, and though it'd been languishing in his garage for more than twenty years, it wasn't even his size. He...
02-29-16, 11:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,432
Posted By Camplex

I recently ordered a couple of sets of fenders...

I recently ordered a couple of sets of fenders off of a French seller on eBay. Fortunately, this included a set of Lefol Marteles that I'm in the process of mounting to an old Ross Mt. Whitney. I...
02-06-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,303
Posted By Camplex

I want to line a yellow '74 Le Tour. Thinking...

I want to line a yellow '74 Le Tour. Thinking white.... any thoughts?


The only bike of mine that has lined lugs is my Crescent. I'm a fan. Some of the lines on the Crescent aren't as steady or...
02-05-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,577
Posted By Camplex

I've ordered both the black and the gum-colored...

I've ordered both the black and the gum-colored Rustines hoods from VO. I was pleased with the results. They fit well, are easy to put on, and feel great. The rubber is an excellent quality material,...
01-08-16, 12:23 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,915
Posted By Camplex

I might qualify every instance of "attitude" I've...

I might qualify every instance of "attitude" I've gotten by saying its usually the mechanics with the attitude, and maybe that makes sense, right? ...since they're the ones doing the (as we all know...
01-08-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,915
Posted By Camplex

There are a lot of bike shops near me, some...

There are a lot of bike shops near me, some focusing on service and small parts, others focusing on retail and big numbers... I'm continually surprised that in a city such as Portland, there isn't a...
Forum: Touring
12-08-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,353
Posted By Camplex

There's some useful info here, culled from a lot...

There's some useful info here, culled from a lot of personal experiences... Definitely bring a knife if you're doing a long tour, in-case you need to cut string or something like that. A small...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,395
Posted By Camplex

I agree with the general consensus. This is a...

I agree with the general consensus. This is a nice vintage XL MTB.... but it is not worth $275. It isn't super rare or special, given any special circumstances, tubing or componentry, etc. I would...
11-30-15, 06:11 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 29,031
Posted By Camplex

I like the geometry on these quite a bit. It...

I like the geometry on these quite a bit. It reminds me of some great older touring bikes. Being Raleighs, these hold their value quite well and being rare, are very expensive when found... one can...
11-20-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,881
Posted By Camplex

Beautiful bike indeed. Well within the VO...

Beautiful bike indeed. Well within the VO tradition; making that style more accessible, adding to that wave further popularizing cyclo-tourism. Like others, I'm not keen on the price. I suspect that...
11-18-15, 12:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,008
Posted By Camplex

I think you're right, yes. The Gipiemme...

I think you're right, yes.

The Gipiemme products I have seen, personally, would stand up to Campy components any-day. I'd qualify this only by stating in-fact that my exposure has been limited to...
11-17-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,122
Posted By Camplex

I see old Luxor and JOS lamps online from time to...

I see old Luxor and JOS lamps online from time to time. These are typically the older style without any conversions done, and simple halogen bulbs. They run into the $30s and well-above for better...
11-14-15, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 782,711
Posted By Camplex

I bought this at a second-hand store in Seattle....

I bought this at a second-hand store in Seattle. Lucked out, paid ~100. It's a Crescent Pepita Special 318. Reynolds 531 frame, fork, etc. SunTour GS forged dropouts. Offset eyelets. The bike came...
11-14-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,679
Posted By Camplex

Yep, count me amongst those relying on vintage...

Yep, count me amongst those relying on vintage steel as primary bicycle, for pleasure and utility. A Vitus for everyday sport, a Peugeot city bike, ... super impressed with the Crescent Touring I...
11-14-15, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,132
Posted By Camplex

Definitely! I'm just past 30 and every bike in my...

Definitely! I'm just past 30 and every bike in my basement is C&V. I have a story similar to the OP's with regards to finding or re-discovering bicycling later in life "Later," relatively of course....
11-11-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,295
Posted By Camplex

Could be the bearings in the actual pedals you...

Could be the bearings in the actual pedals you are hearing. I'd take a look at them to be sure.
11-11-15, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,803
Posted By Camplex

After being away from drop bars for over a decade...

After being away from drop bars for over a decade and returning to them last year, it was very awkward at first. A little unnerving too, since I was borrowing a friend's PY10 and it was my first time...
11-11-15, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 860,285
Posted By Camplex

Thank you!! Cleaned it up quite a bit, and did...

Thank you!! Cleaned it up quite a bit, and did some mending to the leatherette. Thankfully, I didn't have to repair any of the duck cotton or the map-viewing window. I did, however, replace all the...
11-11-15, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 860,285
Posted By Camplex

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah16/Camplex/T...

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah16/Camplex/TA%20Tourist%20Bag%20-%20Front_zpsnkblirdt.jpg (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/Camplex/media/TA%20Tourist%20Bag%20-%20Front_zpsnkblirdt.jpg.html)
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11-07-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21,181
Views: 4,029,889
Posted By Camplex

Thank you, appreciate that. Yeah, incongruity...

Thank you, appreciate that. Yeah, incongruity between frame and fork wasn't immediately obvious to me. Looking at it now, it should have been.

Spray painted chrome I would not have known. I...
11-06-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,039
Posted By Camplex

As other Peugeot owners will testify, it can...

As other Peugeot owners will testify, it can certainly be a worthy upgrade, YES. Limited myself to this or that, I usually focus on one part(s) or category of parts at a time. As crucial and...
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