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09-16-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,200
Posted By RustyJames

Sounds valid to me! I love my brass badged...

Sounds valid to me! I love my brass badged Legnanos for the same reason.
09-15-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7,237
Views: 719,220
Posted By RustyJames

Every great story begins with ^

Every great story begins with ^
09-11-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By RustyJames

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Lucky me I no workie on Wednesday and Thursday so I...
09-11-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By RustyJames

KoolStop - fun fact…

…their HQ is 7 miles from my house (which I was completely oblivious) and my first order directly from them had a handwritten note inviting me to take a tour. H*** yeah I’m gonna do that!! Any other...
09-10-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By RustyJames

“An all expense paid trip to Bermuda!!” I won’t...

“An all expense paid trip to Bermuda!!” I won’t be paying your expenses but it’s available…😇
09-09-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,052
Posted By RustyJames

I have been a voyeur on this topic since...

I have been a voyeur on this topic since honestly, we know what the reaction amongst this group would be.
I have many opinions about society’s love affair with electronics and now this has smashed...
09-03-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 25,094
Views: 3,152,990
Posted By RustyJames

They are readily available on the ‘bay in a wide...

They are readily available on the ‘bay in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, etc
08-31-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By RustyJames

I’ll tear one down in the next few days so I can...

I’ll tear one down in the next few days so I can offer specifics. If you don’t hear from me, PM would be best. I have known to be sidelined easily. SQUIRREL!!
08-31-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By RustyJames

I think I found mine on the ‘bay. Some use but...

I think I found mine on the ‘bay. Some use but good enough for me!
08-26-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 518
Posted By RustyJames

My 2 cents - I’m not a fan of rust converter....

My 2 cents - I’m not a fan of rust converter. Once brushed on it’s there forever. Yes, further oxidation has been halted but there is a nasty brown tar that will never go away which would be a crime...
08-16-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,746
Posted By RustyJames

You have laid down a challenge! I like sweating...

You have laid down a challenge! I like sweating and swearing so I’ll report later.
08-12-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By RustyJames

I don’t know if your pedals are different but a...

I don’t know if your pedals are different but a few wrench turns and VOILA!


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08-10-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 690
Posted By RustyJames

Oh boy, give me soapbox. I work in the car...

Oh boy, give me soapbox.

I work in the car industry and supply is still looking grim. 1/3, or more, of the cars arriving to dealerships are pre sold and there is a feeding frenzy for the...
08-10-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4,250
Views: 414,249
Posted By RustyJames

Campy pedal

Looking for the “destro” pedal to match my “sinistra”. Okay if it has rash like it’s mirror image sibling.

Love ya, mean it.
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08-10-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By RustyJames

Most of the best results are on the can label and...

Most of the best results are on the can label and I follow those. The only thing I have to add is that the longer the curing/drying time the better. If feasible, a few months are ideal. No, not...
08-05-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7,237
Views: 719,220
Posted By RustyJames

Arrived a few days but a big thank you to...

Arrived a few days but a big thank you to mkeller234

...
08-05-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4,518
Views: 457,436
Posted By RustyJames

I love my Universal 68s but different strokes,...

I love my Universal 68s but different strokes, etc.
08-04-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 807
Posted By RustyJames

Filet-braised Schwinn… EXPOSED!

I’m not a “Schwinn for the win” person but I gotta say, impressive for $136.95 in 1972.
(Garbage can in the back for a classy look :lol:)...
07-23-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,997
Posted By RustyJames

I posted these machines in the saved from the...

I posted these machines in the saved from the dumpster thread but because you’re fabulous and you asked in this thread…

...
07-23-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,997
Posted By RustyJames

They indeed could be! They were near Hood River....

They indeed could be! They were near Hood River. I’ll service them and find them a happy new home.
07-23-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,110
Posted By RustyJames

I truly appreciate the input from everyone. ...

I truly appreciate the input from everyone.

I took the derailleur off to have a look. One of the jockey wheels is sloppy and the tension spring for those cogs isn’t providing enough tension on...
07-22-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,997
Posted By RustyJames

2 days ago I grabbed 2 bikes just because they...

2 days ago I grabbed 2 bikes just because they were interesting AND they were free!

Anyone want matching his/hers Sears and Roebuck’s 3 speeds made in Austria? Anyone!!??
07-14-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,936
Posted By RustyJames

🤣🤣

🤣🤣
07-14-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By RustyJames

You are spot on regarding the chain in situ. I...

You are spot on regarding the chain in situ. I measured the thickness of the chainring and it’s identical to my Raleigh 3 speed - 1/8”. Since the bike’s days of being a workhorse are over 1/8 chain...
06-27-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,380
Posted By RustyJames

A friend of mine loves his Waterford...

A friend of mine loves his Waterford (https://waterfordbikes.com) and his Gunnar (http://gunnarbikes.com/site/). Here in the Portland, OR area you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a custom...
06-25-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By RustyJames

I freakin’ love that rear stand!

I freakin’ love that rear stand!
06-23-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By RustyJames

Thanks for the tips randyjawa. I have much...

Thanks for the tips randyjawa. I have much cleaning to do on the bike and then start on refreshing/servicing pieces as needed. Your Torpado looks FABULOUS!
06-17-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By RustyJames

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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“Wrong” side just to annoy ….
06-17-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By RustyJames

….which explains why the threads in the dropout...

….which explains why the threads in the dropout are messed up. 🤬
06-17-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By RustyJames

Legnano #2 Followed Me Home

Saw it and wanted it. You can find the ad in Wacky CL/eBay thread but if you want better pics….
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06-15-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,522
Posted By RustyJames

Yup, like a REALLY old MC. Probably not easiest...

Yup, like a REALLY old MC. Probably not easiest piece to integrate but it seems quite sensible to me.
06-15-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,522
Posted By RustyJames

I haven't spent time in the 3 speed thread but I...

I haven't spent time in the 3 speed thread but I 100% agree about appropriate application. I'm partial to dual leg rear wheel stands myself but I'm odd. Very odd...:rolleyes:
06-15-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,522
Posted By RustyJames

"Good looking bike but it needs a...

"Good looking bike but it needs a kickstand"
06-13-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,044
Posted By RustyJames

Kind of unrelated but I bought some bits from...

Kind of unrelated but I bought some bits from ArtBikes and there packaging was the best I have ever seen. Super meticulous bordering on over the top.
06-13-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,066
Posted By RustyJames

I put on a wine tour for a car club I belong to...

I put on a wine tour for a car club I belong to and I keep it simple. I plan a start time and location, the route and the stops, provide directions and ask who will be attending so we can let the...
06-09-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,482
Posted By RustyJames

C&V $$ Spending Reality Check

I sent a few Euros to Italy this AM and I wondered if this little hobby of mine is getting a little nutty. Did I really need to spend a few hundred $$ for stuff several thousand miles away “just in...
06-09-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,604
Posted By RustyJames

I still use eBay and have not had any problems...

I still use eBay and have not had any problems including overseas transactions (knock on wood). Also, brick and mortar businesses list there and I'm gullible enough to think that my $$ is better...
06-06-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,217
Posted By RustyJames

Fabulous!! Ever since I picked my ‘65 Raleigh I’m...

Fabulous!! Ever since I picked my ‘65 Raleigh I’m really appreciating the British-ness of it. Simple, very durable and it rides lovely.
Cant wait to hear a more thorough evaluation of your fine...
05-28-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By RustyJames

I just found out that you can change your...

I just found out that you can change your location in eBay and then you will see items for sale in that area. I have found bits from Poland at reasonable prices. Who knew....
05-22-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,271
Posted By RustyJames

Is it just me or have there been several of these...

Is it just me or have there been several of these popping up on the forum? I dragged one home so maybe it’s a case of start looking and you’ll find it.

Enjoy the bike!
05-20-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By RustyJames

Egads - what a find!! In my locale (Portland, OR)...

Egads - what a find!! In my locale (Portland, OR) I can’t possibly imagine a $100 DeRosa. 4-5x that price would be the entry point.
05-19-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By RustyJames

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

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05-13-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4,518
Views: 457,436
Posted By RustyJames

The Legnano Frankenbike is alive!! No front brake...

The Legnano Frankenbike is alive!! No front brake lever yet and the Japanese components work fabulously but don’t have the long-term mojo I’m after. Weinmann calipers will stay until I unearth the...
05-13-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By RustyJames

Fixed it! Turns out I had an appropriate socket...

Fixed it! Turns out I had an appropriate socket after all. 🙄

New pics of this mongrelized mess in another thread.
05-06-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,633
Posted By RustyJames

Truth! On the other hand, I’m selling bikes I...

Truth! On the other hand, I’m selling bikes I bought as quarantine projects quite easily. I listed my Trek 6000 for what I thought was an optimistic price and received multiple inquiries the first...
05-01-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7,237
Views: 719,220
Posted By RustyJames

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Courtesy of malcala622 these lovely Campy stepped...
04-30-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By RustyJames

Cheeky devil...

Cheeky devil...
04-09-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4,250
Views: 414,249
Posted By RustyJames

Legnano levers?

Long shot but looking for Legnano branded levers for my Condorino bars. I would consider plain, unbranded steel levers.
FWIW - not my bike below. I couldn't get my pic to upload...:crash:
...
04-08-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,460
Posted By RustyJames

I'm guessing East Germany circa 1958?

I'm guessing East Germany circa 1958?
04-08-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By RustyJames

Bottechia with an IGH? I like it!!

Bottechia with an IGH? I like it!!
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