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09-22-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By embankmentlb

As of recent I have moved away from my 9 speed...

As of recent I have moved away from my 9 speed bikes. I am finding the 6 & 7 speed stuff for 126 is as good or better in many ways.
I find myself shifting one cog at a time instead of 2 and getting...
09-19-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,068
Posted By embankmentlb

Perhaps someone skipped their meds this morning.

Perhaps someone skipped their meds this morning.
09-19-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,068
Posted By embankmentlb

TdF Winner Bike Discussion

Looks like Colnagoís first victory at Le Tour & how long for Campy?
Super cool!
09-16-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,976
Posted By embankmentlb

Reminds me of a $300 bicycle back in the day....

Reminds me of a $300 bicycle back in the day. Stamped dropouts, unremarkable fork crown, iffy workmanship, off brand components, token Campy rear mech so they can claim Campagnolo drive train but it...
09-15-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 56,404
Posted By embankmentlb

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My grail bike! Look Bernard Hinault is my number...
09-15-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,976
Posted By embankmentlb

I am really just not a fan of retro or...

I am really just not a fan of retro or reproduction bikes.
They usually have none of the redeeming qualities that made the original bike cool in the first place.
This one is no exception.
09-13-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By embankmentlb

Nice!

Nice!
09-12-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 406
Posted By embankmentlb

Thanks to everyone for their helpful information....

Thanks to everyone for their helpful information.
I re-glued both front and rear tires. The old glue had turned basically to powder.
Their was really nothing holding the tires to the rim other...
09-11-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By embankmentlb

The world regarding cycling components was in for...

The world regarding cycling components was in for a huge changes across the board.
S I S was probably already being assembled and readied for the great invasion.
09-09-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,701
Posted By embankmentlb

Yes, Triomphe and Victory are beautiful group...

Yes, Triomphe and Victory are beautiful group sets. It works well also, well as good as anything Campy did back in the 80s.
09-09-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 40,743
Posted By embankmentlb

I just love this! I wish there was interest in c...

I just love this! I wish there was interest in c & v here in north ga.
09-07-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,160
Posted By embankmentlb

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I am starting to be a real fan of 6400. I think the...
09-07-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By embankmentlb

Campagnolo Triomphe and Victory probably werenít...

Campagnolo Triomphe and Victory probably werenít available until 1985. I assume Campy had nothing in the low/ mid range market at this time.
09-06-20, 08:06 AM
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Views: 44,103
Posted By embankmentlb

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09-03-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 526
Posted By embankmentlb

I always liked Yellow housing and yellow Benotto...

I always liked Yellow housing and yellow Benotto on metallic gray bikes.
Give it some color!
09-03-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 406
Posted By embankmentlb

I will do some more inspecting over the weekend...

I will do some more inspecting over the weekend to see just how loose the tire actually is. I feel pretty lucky that I decided to cut my ride short.
09-02-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,160
Posted By embankmentlb

I see a lot of love for 7700. I cannot agree more!

I see a lot of love for 7700. I cannot agree more!
09-02-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 406
Posted By embankmentlb

Thank you for all advice! The glue has just...

Thank you for all advice! The glue has just turned to a power. I am concerned about the tire not being snug to the rim.
l will probably re-glue both tires but replace the rear with my spare.


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09-02-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 406
Posted By embankmentlb

Or 10 Yes!

Or 10 Yes!
09-02-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 406
Posted By embankmentlb

15 year old glue. ...

15 year old glue.
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09-02-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 406
Posted By embankmentlb

Tubular Re-glueing Advice Needed

I cut my morning ride short today after about half way through the rear wheel developed a bump with every revolution. I actually thought I broke a spoke. Turns out that the 15 plus year old glue is...
09-02-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,160
Posted By embankmentlb

Your Favorite Classic Road Group & Why

What is your favorite C & V road group and why? I donít have one single group that does it all for me. I am riding a new to me 6400 7 speed equipped 3Rensho that I am enjoying. C-record, 7700 also...
09-01-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,963
Posted By embankmentlb

I donít begrudge anyone for wanting the latest...

I donít begrudge anyone for wanting the latest carbon disc through axel 22 speed bike. More power to them.
I however have been around bikes for 45 years. It all about selling people something new...
08-31-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,494
Posted By embankmentlb

Benatto Cello Tape. I seem to be the only person...

Benatto Cello Tape. I seem to be the only person who likes it. It's on every sigle road bike I own new or old. I love the way it looks and have never had a reason to stop using it.
08-29-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,305
Posted By embankmentlb

I am a huge fan of C-record Campagnolo and...

I am a huge fan of C-record Campagnolo and before. Probably my favorite era for groups. Not a fan of anything Campy after that.
08-29-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,280
Posted By embankmentlb

Cool frame! My grail bike!

Cool frame! My grail bike!
08-26-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,305
Posted By embankmentlb

I canít stand Colnago bikes. The 70ís models...

I canít stand Colnago bikes.
The 70ís models are fine but after that there is nothing for me. I am sure they are build well but the paint is so ugly.
These airbrushed graphics? Geo paint?
I...
08-25-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 762
Posted By embankmentlb

Hyper, Please let me know what you have.

Hyper, Please let me know what you have.
08-24-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 762
Posted By embankmentlb

I am running all 7 speed Shimano tri-color...

I am running all 7 speed Shimano tri-color indexed. No substitutions. Wanting to run a 12-24 , 12-25 or 12-26 block.
08-24-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 762
Posted By embankmentlb

I do not need a 28 tooth cog, It would be a...

I do not need a 28 tooth cog, It would be a waisted gear.
08-24-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 762
Posted By embankmentlb

The 7 speed cluster measures 32mm wide. l...

The 7 speed cluster measures 32mm wide.
l fabricated spacers to use in addition to the Shimano 9 speed cogs and spacers.
the 7 cog cluster made up as above comes out to measure 33mm wide.
This...
08-16-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 762
Posted By embankmentlb

I purchased a bike with 6400 7 speed tri color....

I purchased a bike with 6400 7 speed tri color. It is not yet in my possession but I am getting myself mentally ready.
My goal is for it to stay 7 speed indexed.
All my experience is with pre...
08-15-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 762
Posted By embankmentlb

Shimano 9 speed cogs on a 7 speed setup

Can the bottom 7 cogs of a new 9 speed cassette be used to make a new 7 speed cassette provided the 7 speed spacers are reused?
08-10-20, 01:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By embankmentlb

Thank you for the reminder. I am not good at...

Thank you for the reminder. I am not good at cleaning such things.
08-09-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,272
Posted By embankmentlb

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08-09-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By embankmentlb

For all those who are following this story, I...

For all those who are following this story, I switched out the chain once again. Now I have an 8 speed SRAM chain. The front works great and the rear now works great. I feel very happy with the...
08-01-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By embankmentlb

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08-01-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By embankmentlb

Update! The new Regina chain was 100% successful...

Update! The new Regina chain was 100% successful on the front chainrings. I shifts extremely well with no skating or hang ups.
The rear seems to be I bit more sensitive than before. Much of that...
07-31-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By embankmentlb

I believe in those days tandem groups were just...

I believe in those days tandem groups were just combinations of the regular road cranks. I have seen 7700 cranks done that way for tandem use.
07-31-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,793
Posted By embankmentlb

I have an original Athena equipped bike that I...

I have an original Athena equipped bike that I bought new in 1988? That was a long time ago.
Athena is very well made, jewel quality finish and it has wonderful asthmatics.
lt was the entry level...
07-30-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By embankmentlb

Very interesting! I have a few bikes l wish to...

Very interesting! I have a few bikes l wish to repaint and re-decal. I have the ability and enough graphic talent to produce the decals in photoshop. The problem becomes how to get them printed. All...
07-29-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 953
Posted By embankmentlb

The thing about Campy is that it was designed for...

The thing about Campy is that it was designed for an era that rightly or wrongly was being replaced. It was built to last forever and work in the worst conditions. Reliability was the mark of...
07-28-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By embankmentlb

Chain update! I replaced the old ultra chain with...

Chain update! I replaced the old ultra chain with a nos 5-6 speed Regina that I had stored away. Although I have only tried it on the stand, it looks like the skating problem is solved. The Regina...
07-27-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,397
Posted By embankmentlb

One thing to note. Not all frames that came...

One thing to note. Not all frames that came through TSD had the TSD logo on the brake bridge. At least for Guerciotti frames , many only had the TSD sticker with serial number to ID them as a TSD...
07-21-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 105,683
Posted By embankmentlb

Your 87 will feel much improved over my 85 due to...

Your 87 will feel much improved over my 85 due to the index shifting.
07-20-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By embankmentlb

It will be probably next week before I can get...

It will be probably next week before I can get back to wrenching. In the meantime I have an 8 speed Sram chain on order & will find the Regina I have saved. Then I will compare all the chains and...
07-20-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By embankmentlb

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As you can see the chain rings have a large gap...
07-20-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By embankmentlb

Thanks for all the helpful responses! As I...

Thanks for all the helpful responses!
As I hinted in the initial post, I Have been riding bikes for a pretty long time.
My first road bike was in 1982. But I seem to have forgotten so much.
The...
07-19-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By embankmentlb

Skating Chain

I feel kind of stupid not having an answer for this problem because I have been into old bikes from the time Old bikes were new. I took my old 1985 Panasonic out for the first real ride in many years...
07-19-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 105,683
Posted By embankmentlb

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