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03-03-12, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,675
Posted By grifone37

OK, so several million bicycle frames were built...

OK, so several million bicycle frames were built between 1960 and 1980 and you found one bad one. Does this condemn 100 years of Schwinn bicycles or an entire nation's workforce? Perhaps a little...
01-10-12, 08:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,292
Posted By grifone37

You misunderstand completely. No one is saying...

You misunderstand completely. No one is saying don't ride it. However, everyone is advising you to keep it intact. You asked a group interested in classic and vintage bicycles for advice on that...
08-29-11, 10:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,796
Posted By grifone37

I have spent the last 35 years using Japanese and...

I have spent the last 35 years using Japanese and German electron microscopes (SEM and TEM). Their manuals make for some interesting reading. I once read a Hitachi manual that clearly directed the...
08-10-11, 07:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,306
Posted By grifone37

Just off the top of my head: A bit of Googling...

Just off the top of my head: A bit of Googling will produce more info:

Zeus - 1926-1985. Made frames and components. Had some very high end stuff during peak years (1970-1985). Went backrupt...
06-21-11, 06:26 AM
Replies: 62,137
Views: 9,409,296
Posted By grifone37

mixte bottecchia 1969 (appleton wi)

http://appleton.craigslist.org/bik/2452139605.html

1969 bottecchia make an offer call 9207319312 any time after 4 ask for jim
06-19-11, 10:09 AM
Replies: 62,137
Views: 9,409,296
Posted By grifone37

**Reynolds 531 Raleigh Super Course Road Bike** - $220 (Kaukauna)

I can facilitate shipping, if needed.

http://appleton.craigslist.org/bik/2449570227.html

Reply to: sale-hdjaf-2449570227@craigslist.org

Up For sale is a 60cm 10 speed Raleigh Super Course...
06-02-11, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By grifone37

Take it to Andy Muzi at the YJ. He has a fork...

Take it to Andy Muzi at the YJ. He has a fork jig in his basement. If it can be fixed, he'll fix it.

Oh crap, I broke 100 posts.
05-30-11, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By grifone37

For the life of me, and having read your email...

For the life of me, and having read your email three times, I cannot determine what you are asking.
05-23-11, 09:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,151
Posted By grifone37

[QUOTE=khatfull;12684276]Here you go ZB, the DNB...

[QUOTE=khatfull;12684276]Here you go ZB, the DNB next to a Svelto (which isn't yet cleaned :twitchy:). There's a slight similarity ya think?

I'm assuming the implication is that one der is a copy...
05-22-11, 03:30 PM
Replies: 62,137
Views: 9,409,296
Posted By grifone37

27" wheelset - Wolber Super Champion - $25 (Oshkosh)

Oshkosh Wisconsin

I can help facilitate shipping, etc.

sale-qxxnr-2396115455@craigslist.org
05-17-11, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,969
Posted By grifone37

[QUOTE=dbakl;12652693]Avoid the Zeus 16mm, you...

[QUOTE=dbakl;12652693]Avoid the Zeus 16mm, you can't get a wrench on them.

Yes you can. You just have to use the right wrench.
04-15-11, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By grifone37

Don't you just love these mysteries? Do...

Don't you just love these mysteries?

Do they always involve a Peugeot, or is it just French bikes in general?

B
04-15-11, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By grifone37

Why's that? The hubs are Campy, so the skewers...

Why's that? The hubs are Campy, so the skewers should stay with them?
04-15-11, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By grifone37

Because I will soon be putting the bike up for...

Because I will soon be putting the bike up for sale, and will post a full description in the For Sale forum, I didn't want to give too much detail here (and be accused of "selling" the bike in the...
04-15-11, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By grifone37

(Another) help date my UO8 thread

Dear assembled bicycle intelligentsia,

I acquired a Peugeot UO8 from a friend and have cleaned it up to sell. Before I post it anywhere, however, I would like to know the year (because somebody...
03-28-11, 09:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,479
Posted By grifone37

Andy Muzi rocks.

Andy Muzi rocks.
03-27-11, 12:42 PM
Replies: 62,137
Views: 9,409,296
Posted By grifone37

Oshkosh Wisconsin Early 1900's men's bike...

Oshkosh Wisconsin

Early 1900's men's bike for sale. Bike looks complete, the front wheel has a wooden rim, the back wheel is metal. Nice bike to restore. $250.00 OBO Call (920) 233-5550
...
03-16-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,997
Posted By grifone37

Did you alert eBay?

Did you alert eBay?
03-01-11, 09:25 PM
02-16-11, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,064
Posted By grifone37

Andy Muzi at Yellow Jersey in Madison has the...

Andy Muzi at Yellow Jersey in Madison has the perfect color Gios blue match. Spot on.
02-06-11, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3,451
Views: 818,737
Posted By grifone37

1982/83 Elvish

Frame: Elvish Extra
Frame material: “TUBES LAMINES A CHAUD -- TS 30.0 (NF 49643)”
Year: 1982/1983
Nationality: French
Frame size: Seat tube - 55 cm c-t-c; top tube 56 c-t-c
Crankset: ...
02-05-11, 09:29 AM
Replies: 62,137
Views: 9,409,296
Posted By grifone37

54cm BIANCHI Road Bike - $200 (Appleton,...

54cm BIANCHI Road Bike - $200 (Appleton, Wisconsin)
http://appleton.craigslist.org/bik/2198148677.html

The seller, Jay, is a local flipper who seems to know his bikes pretty well. Never met him...
01-30-11, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By grifone37

I use a lot of shellac for woodworking projects. ...

I use a lot of shellac for woodworking projects. The foam brushes I buy at the local hardware store have a sticker that says. "Not for use with shellac". I have always assumed that the solvent in...
01-22-11, 09:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,516
Posted By grifone37

19 lb, 15 oz is 19.94 lb.

19 lb, 15 oz is 19.94 lb.
01-18-11, 12:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 949
Posted By grifone37

1925 Mesinger bicycle seat on CL

This should probably go in the "do you want one of these" thread, but it is pretty unique. Anybody interested? I could go look at it next week, but I doubt I could supply any more information than...
11-11-10, 08:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 20,654
Posted By grifone37

Wheel dishing gauge. Walnut and...

Wheel dishing gauge. Walnut and brass.177745177746177747
10-26-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,852
Posted By grifone37

The frame id not come with tubing decals. The...

The frame id not come with tubing decals. The best fit to the current offerings on the Columbus web site is Life tubing. If someone can give me some tips on how to ID the tubing, I would greatly...
10-25-10, 05:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,852
Posted By grifone37

10-25-10, 05:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,852
Posted By grifone37

Visit...

Visit http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Zeus_derailleurs_page_2.html
10-10-10, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,145
Posted By grifone37

Is this a French application (everything else...

Is this a French application (everything else thread-wise from the Frogs is back-asswards, don't you know)? :)

If by "back-asswwards" you mean left-hand thread, the only left-hand thread...
10-05-10, 09:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,529
Posted By grifone37

I thought the description would suffice. What...

I thought the description would suffice. What part of it did you not understand?
10-05-10, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,432
Posted By grifone37

French thread is not just another odd French...

French thread is not just another odd French thing. The French used standard metric threading. The British and Italians (whom the Japanese copied) used several inch-based ("English") threading...
10-05-10, 09:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,529
Posted By grifone37

Low tech solution: For my 2002 Zeus Pro, I found...

Low tech solution: For my 2002 Zeus Pro, I found several Zeus logos on the internet or in literature I have at home, downloaded or scanned them and printed them out on my basic home HP printer. Cut...
09-30-10, 09:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,886
Posted By grifone37

[QUOTE=Chombi;11153217]It's so interesting how...

[QUOTE=Chombi;11153217]It's so interesting how succesfull Bianchi was to pretty much able to make the "Celeste" color thier trademark identifying thing on thier bike almost more than their name. I'm...
09-23-10, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,282
Posted By grifone37

Someone will always say "what a waste of a good...

Someone will always say "what a waste of a good frame...etc." Just hand them a beer.[/QUOTE]

There's beer involved? Then I say "what a waste of a good frame". I'll stop by tomorrow afternoon...
09-20-10, 09:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,439
Posted By grifone37

Let us not forget, we belong to a forum to which...

Let us not forget, we belong to a forum to which members routinely brag about their dumpster finds and complain about the price of extremely rare parts made of unobtainium. Probably not the best...
09-12-10, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,421
Posted By grifone37

I've never tried this, but I have thought about...

I've never tried this, but I have thought about how to solve the same problem.

Do the rivets protrude through to the inside of the head tube? Can you use a Dremel tool to grind off the back side...
09-06-10, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,963
Posted By grifone37

From...

From http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Zeus_derailleurs_page_2.html.

"Zeus Industriale SA was established by Don Nicholas de Arregui in Eibar, in the Basque region in 1926. Zeus initially...
08-31-10, 09:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,319
Posted By grifone37

Alignment

Be sure that proper chain alignment is maintained when the rear triangle is spread to your desired width. In other words, if the frame is currently at 120 mm, aligned correctly to begin with (not...
08-28-10, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,599
Posted By grifone37

Not to steal the thread, but I will anyway... ...

Not to steal the thread, but I will anyway...

I believe Orbea (which had been making bicycles, guns, washing machines, etc. since the 1930's) acquired the Zeus name soon after the latter went out...
06-18-09, 09:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,060
Posted By grifone37

OK, let's be honest. If an 18 year old hipster...

OK, let's be honest. If an 18 year old hipster had done this to a classic Schwinn Paramount this group would have been all over him like a bad hangover. I can see it now: "CONVERT A CLASIC SCHWINN...
05-07-09, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,845
Posted By grifone37

Check with Bicycle Classics...

Check with Bicycle Classics http://stores.ebay.com/bicycleclassics-online-bicyclestore.

He seems to have some Zeus tools now and again.

But I agree with other posters. How will removing the...
04-25-09, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 902
Posted By grifone37

It's not a bad bike but, given its condition,...

It's not a bad bike but, given its condition, you'd really have to have a YEN for it.
04-10-09, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 256,300
Posted By grifone37

Anyone looking for a 61 cm "Bianchi Strada LX...

Anyone looking for a 61 cm "Bianchi Strada LX Road Bike - $85 -- with a chrome-moly frame (fairly light weight) and Suntour 3040 Accushift components"
...
03-31-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By grifone37

Really light and strong wheel sets have been...

Really light and strong wheel sets have been available since at least the 1950's. Think 32° low flange hubs, double-butted stainless steel spokes, Fiamme Ergal rims (or any one of dozens of other...
03-02-09, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By grifone37

Need info on Derycke -- NO PHOTOS

Stopped in at my LBS tonight to chat. They had a Derycke bicycle in the repair stand that caught my eye. Unfortunately, I did not have a camera, but I was able to take some notes. Can anyone...
02-25-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,376
Posted By grifone37

Waterford quoted me $1200 to paint and decal a...

Waterford quoted me $1200 to paint and decal a Raleigh Pro frame and fork three years ago, and they didn't have the correct decals. I checked CycleArt's pricing at the time and it looked like they...
02-14-09, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,563
Posted By grifone37

100's of Antique/Collector Bikes Including Schwinn (Shawano, WI)

Just an FYI for all you C&Vers out there. This is an ad from our local Craigslist. http://appleton.craigslist.org/bik/1032763144.html

Looks like this bike shop in Shawano --...
01-31-09, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By grifone37

Oops, I meant, "Moral of story: take rear wheel...

Oops, I meant, "Moral of story: take rear wheel out of frame, tie to right side of frame, ship complete bike". Sorry
01-31-09, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By grifone37

FWIW, I shipped two bikes from Wisconsin to Texas...

FWIW, I shipped two bikes from Wisconsin to Texas a week ago via Fed Ex.

Bike #1: box = 45"x8"x31", weight = 38 lbs, cost = $48

Bike #2: Box = 54"x8"x32", weight = 39 lbs, cost = $92.
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