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07-15-21, 07:30 PM
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Posted By malcala622

Check out this item on OfferUp....

Check out this item on OfferUp. https://offerup.co/6CmXmqctVhb
...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-25-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,234
Posted By repechage

those are the Medici lugs shown for the most...

those are the Medici lugs shown for the most part, They were "inspired" by the BCM Confente modified lugs but were when set next to each other poor imitations.
there was much lost in translation. As...
06-25-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By johnnyace

PSA - Stein Tool Stronglight Dust Caps/Extractor

These aren't on the website (https://www.steintool.com/), but Jim Stein at Stein Tool is making Stronglight Dust Caps/Extractor bolts to replace the OEM parts on your vintage Stronglight cranks. Not...
06-24-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By AJI125

Another Stuck Stem Thread - Freeze-Off comes through!

Background: I picked up a 72/73 Fuji Finest from bikemig . Stem was stuck as I knew (first picture below is from bikemig, I didn't even take a before of course...).

So I read up on several ideas...
06-23-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 292
Posted By non-fixie

No, no. You just bought yourself an excuse to get...

No, no. You just bought yourself an excuse to get a Stronglight 106. :) Probably the most elegant triple crank set ever made.

Certainly the most elegant I have.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-18-21, 03:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,234
Posted By KPacenti

Rivendell Lugs

If anyone is interested in a set of these, please contact me via email - kirk dot pacenti at outlook dot com.

I have a limited supply and they are expensive, but a great bit of framebuilding...
06-18-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,631
Posted By tungsten

I was driving a cab in 1984 when I started lacing...

I was driving a cab in 1984 when I started lacing and building wheels part time for an operation which was suppling the wheels for the mtn. bike frames being imported from Taiwan for a little start...
06-15-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,631
Posted By badger_biker

Coolest thing I remember about that tandem is...

Coolest thing I remember about that tandem is that the bottom connecting tube had a filler cap on top and a pet cock underneath so it could be used to store camp stove fuel. I thought that was such a...
06-14-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,631
Posted By jdawginsc

This is awesome! Great stories and interesting...

This is awesome! Great stories and interesting Kevin Bacon degrees of connection!

bulgie Glad you are building once more!
06-03-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,354
Posted By Doug Fattic

Figuarus, I'm not sure your original fork is...

Figuarus, I'm not sure your original fork is toast. It may be bent all out of whack but that doesn't mean it is destroyed. After all your fork blades were bent 2" just to create the rake. Send me the...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-19-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,234
Posted By KPacenti

Rare Framebuilding Parts Sticky

These lugs were designed by master framebuilder Mario Confente, for Medici Cycles.

They were given to me by another master of the craft, Brian Baylis.

I don't know how rare they are, but I've...
05-06-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,438
Posted By oneclick

Sorry, missed that. When I want to hit...

Sorry, missed that.

When I want to hit something hard, I don't want it to able move at all; "an inch or two" sounds like way too much, but they're your bikes...
05-06-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,438
Posted By Johno59

Heat works because the gunge/rust binding the two...

Heat works because the gunge/rust binding the two steels together doesn't expand at the same rate so the bond is broken.
With a vice you can crack the nut a thread, lay the bike up sideways on the...
05-06-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,438
Posted By oneclick

Even though they are (usually) the same material,...

Even though they are (usually) the same material, the temperature is not, and the difference is (again, usually) enough to get them separated. It's not hard to get a delta-T of several hundred...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-19-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,602
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Ask and you shall see:) Here's three different...

Ask and you shall see:) Here's three different crimping methods/tools. The bench vise method was the first way I did this. (The wood block is one half of the stay ovalizing blocks I hand filed a long...
04-15-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By SwimmerMike

I had a break today so I was able to get the 32...

I had a break today so I was able to get the 32 tooth modified TA ring onto the NR triple. Hopefully I'll be able to check it out tomorrow.
04-15-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,613
Posted By nlerner

Mark, here's a pic of the label on my Tonard...

Mark, here's a pic of the label on my Tonard rack:

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04-14-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By merziac

Since we're on a roll, here's Merz's tripleizer...

Since we're on a roll, here's Merz's tripleizer just for fun. ;)


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04-12-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,613
Posted By steelbikeguy

I never burdened my Pletscher rack to any degree,...

I never burdened my Pletscher rack to any degree, but recalled stories of them surviving pretty serious use.
I was thinking that Jim Merz had used them in the trip that he wrote up for Bicycling. ...
04-12-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,613
Posted By nlerner

Mark, I have one of those Claud Butler racks,...

Mark, I have one of those Claud Butler racks, currently mounted on a Ted Williams Free Spirit. A friend gave it to me when he moved out of town and unloaded lots of bike crap. I’ve used it for...
04-12-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By AliH

Is there a home on C&V for vintage brochure scans?

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04-11-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,613
Posted By SpeedofLite

40 Years Ago: April 1981 in Bicycling magazine

Articles included in this post are:
On Tour: "So You think Fenders Are a Drag? Think Again"
"Cycling Enters a New Age"
Backcountry Bikepacking: "Your Rack and Bags"
"Technical Q & A"

Road Test...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-11-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,072
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The autopsy is finished and the patient died of...

The autopsy is finished and the patient died of blunt force trauma. Yes this frame is toast. It's actually rather interesting in how the various bends and dents are.

First and most obvious is the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-06-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By Doug Fattic

One thing I want to mention about doing pin...

One thing I want to mention about doing pin striping and that is pin striping specific paint has more pigment so a couple of applications is not necessary so the paint color underneath is not...
04-01-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,642
Posted By mcgregorj

Finally - Motobecane Grand Record restomod

Hi, all. Here's the Grand Record (1976, I think?) that I've been working on for the last couple of months. (C&V has been a great help!) It was my father-in-law's, he bought it from the original owner...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-21-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By Doug Fattic

Let me know if you got my email with the...

Let me know if you got my email with the instructions in attachments. Sometimes my emails get blocked or rerouted to a junk mail folder. Also you probably want me to send you the templates you can...
03-19-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,997
Posted By tiger1964

BTW, Gnutti cranks after rechroming (about $150),...

BTW, Gnutti cranks after rechroming (about $150), Blue Magic and Wolfgang metal treatment:

...
03-19-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,012
Posted By steelbikeguy

this discussion has prompted me to pull out my...

this discussion has prompted me to pull out my box o' freewheels and check on my Winners & Pro's. To my surprise, two of them were actually Alpha freewheels! I don't think I've ever noticed that...
03-18-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,012
Posted By pcb

I don't know/remember much about the original...

I don't know/remember much about the original Winner.

The New Winner was the awesome 5-U6-R6-U7spd jack-of-all-freewheels, with adjustable bearings, dual pawl engagement with offset...
03-18-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,012
Posted By steelbikeguy

I'm pretty hazy on the precise evolution of the...

I'm pretty hazy on the precise evolution of the Winner/New Winner/Winner Pro line too. The Yellow Jersey's page does help, but I wonder if there aren't some odd freewheels that aren't covered by...
03-17-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,997
Posted By AustinFitz

I used to have an early '50s Saeta with the Juy...

I used to have an early '50s Saeta with the Juy 51 rear mech. It had a weird split cable setup with a single cable stop. Here are a few pics.
...
03-17-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,997
Posted By Pcampeau

1953 Rotrax Super Course Full Chrome (Beautiful Lugs)

So this bike has been posted here previously by its former owner. I acquired this today and Im quite excited about it! There are some rust issues to sort out and it could get pricey, but hopefully,...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-13-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,072
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The bike is done for now. I blued the frame and...

The bike is done for now. I blued the frame and fork, applied decals, clear coated and assembled the components. Rode it up and down the street then over our lawn.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-27-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,072
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Last shots for a while. The completed frame/fork...

Last shots for a while. The completed frame/fork will see a visit to my sandblaster (in sister's garage who is recovering from C-19, she has a week to go in her quarantine), get a final touch up...
02-18-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,617
Posted By Boisecyclist

Thread Leader suggested posting my Tommasini in...

Thread Leader suggested posting my Tommasini in this thread. It's a 56 cm Sintesi ( 56.5 Center to Top) that probably was converted to a Chorus Racing Triple by the previous owner, who like me, found...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-11-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,341
Posted By Doug Fattic

I know that a 14mm seat stay can telescope...

I know that a 14mm seat stay can telescope inside a heavy wall 16mm seat stay (like an old Columbus SP). That combination doesn't work with lighter 16mm stays. I'm not sure how Reynolds 5/8" stays...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-10-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,341
Posted By Doug Fattic

Make your own T tool to braze chain stays to the BB shell

An adjustable T tool is useful for an amateur/hobbyist builder making lugged frames. It is a time tested and easy enough to make. When I was visiting framebuilders in the UK in the 70s, nearly all...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-07-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,043
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It's to hold a number/letter punch in place WRT...

It's to hold a number/letter punch in place WRT the BB shell. I've struck so many times with the letters being off angle, uneven heights and spacing. I have plans for another that clamps to the...
02-01-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,617
Posted By bocobiking

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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My 1990 Tommasini Super Prestige. Campy Chorus/Athena/Racing T...
01-31-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By dedhed

I see what you did there. :)

I see what you did there. :)
Forum: Framebuilders
01-31-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,072
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I thought that it would be a few days before I...

I thought that it would be a few days before I had the house to myself and I could make the noise that finishing off the chainstays will produce. But the wife changed plans and I had almost 3 hours...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-29-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,072
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

To somewhat answer Eric's question better here's...

To somewhat answer Eric's question better here's the path I have decided on WRT chainstay/tire/ring clearances.

Some backround though for those late to this build. I have wanted to do a MtB frame...
01-28-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,617
Posted By HTupolev

Right, but the same issue crops up in wide-range...

Right, but the same issue crops up in wide-range multi-ring setups with smaller cassettes.

That's why I pointed out the huge range of my gravel bike's unclutched drivetrain. That thing takes a...
01-28-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,617
Posted By JaccoW

A clutch is quite literally a sprag clutch...

A clutch is quite literally a sprag clutch working on the pivot, meaning it will lock up if you move it in one direction and move freely in the other, surrounded by a metal band.
Sprag clutches are...
01-28-21, 03:50 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,617
Posted By Andy_K

As gugie always tells me, never let facts get in...

As gugie always tells me, never let facts get in the way of a good story.
01-28-21, 02:18 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,617
Posted By merziac

So there's more to the story, imagine that. ...

So there's more to the story, imagine that.

TW189 was built for 1979 Paris Brest Paris by the original owner, it ended up being a tad small so he scrambled to have a Davidson built and rode it to...
01-28-21, 01:12 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,617
Posted By thook

but, the derailleur for it could double as a...

but, the derailleur for it could double as a kickstand!
01-28-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,617
Posted By Andy_K

Snake oil, plain and simple. :50: Besides, a...

Snake oil, plain and simple. :50:

Besides, a 10-50 cassette just doesn't look right on a vintage bike.
:deadhorse:
Also, isn't anachronism the whole point of this forum?
01-27-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,977
Posted By scarlson

I love my Vitus 979. In fact, all my friends love...

I love my Vitus 979. In fact, all my friends love their Vitus 979s! We have a club, you see. There is one way to become a member: believe in the power of glue....
Forum: Framebuilders
01-27-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,377
Posted By guy153

They're all made of wood. If any are a darker...

They're all made of wood. If any are a darker colour it might because they're a bit burnt :) They hold up OK for TIG tacking, not sure how they'd work if you were using a gas torch. I've found a few...
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