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09-17-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,083
Posted By niliraga

not to be a heretic here, but that kind of riding...

not to be a heretic here, but that kind of riding environment sounds perfect for a single-speed setup with a relaxed 42/16 ratio or similar.

Disadvantage of this approach: doesn't allow you to...
09-17-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 285
Posted By niliraga

Gosh that's a memorable bike and a memorable way...

Gosh that's a memorable bike and a memorable way to move it along. Going to fall asleep tonight hoping I wake up a few inches shorter and living in Washington...
09-17-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 405
Posted By niliraga

exactly one of those passed through my hands some...

exactly one of those passed through my hands some years ago - it was a smidge too tall for me, but I remember it as a very impressive ride. All Cyclone MkII stuff, I recall. forty bucks is a no...
09-14-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By niliraga

for bombing around the streets of a relatively...

for bombing around the streets of a relatively flat town (on 27/700s, assumed) I reckon 44/16 is a great all-purpose ratio and low enough for climbs over bridges etc. My $0.02 would be to go with...
09-13-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By niliraga

it's an old SR with the cheap side-bolt clamps -...

it's an old SR with the cheap side-bolt clamps - pretty tatty but factory milling & markings are all still there.
09-13-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By niliraga

am liking it. another theory, and one that's...

am liking it.

another theory, and one that's easier to disprove! -- maybe the distribution of photos is not what we *think* it is. Maybe drive-side is the clear majority because sellers are, on...
09-13-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By niliraga

so I'd be looking for Ishiwata = possible...

so I'd be looking for Ishiwata = possible problem, Tange = improved/safe(r) design?
09-13-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By niliraga

so here's top of the seat tube. my (unseasoned)...

so here's top of the seat tube. my (unseasoned) eye says this looks pretty kosher, and the opening is undamaged and seems pretty round. But if old Treks are supposedly all 27.2, why on earth is...
09-13-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By niliraga

ok, this is interesting... I just pulled a 26.8...

ok, this is interesting... I just pulled a 26.8 seatpost out.

Looks like the lug ears *may* be squashed together more than they should, but will come back to this later today. Meanwhile, am I...
09-12-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 602
Posted By niliraga

I use a similar excuse! ahem, I mean reasoning.

I use a similar excuse! ahem, I mean reasoning.
09-12-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 602
Posted By niliraga

that's a fair amount of Talenti to go through,...

that's a fair amount of Talenti to go through, just to secure some useful soaking/cleaning containers.
09-12-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By niliraga

the Trek color names back then are bizarre - so...

the Trek color names back then are bizarre - so was this considered the "Gunmetal" they speak of? Me, I would have guessed Dark Blue, but what do I know...
09-12-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By niliraga

ja, i was reading this thread - trying to not let...

ja, i was reading this thread - trying to not let it spook me too much. Once cleaned up I will inspect where crown and blades meet and look for hairlines/rust etc.
09-12-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By niliraga

photo had been taken with front wheel loosely...

photo had been taken with front wheel loosely (ie, not) in place - with everything seated properly, pads hit where they should.
09-12-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By niliraga

ok - scuffed and chipped, but straight and true...

ok - scuffed and chipped, but straight and true (photos not yet), here's what I can add so far...

- s/n appears to be 016262 - seems this indicates a 1982 610?
- measures ~24" ctc
- tubing is...
09-12-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,148
Posted By niliraga

So perfect. and with the extra 'i' in there, you...

So perfect. and with the extra 'i' in there, you can wave your hands around like a real italian and say "in-vin-chEE-bih-lay"
09-12-19, 04:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By niliraga

...but I've seen a lot of Weinmann LP18 rims used...

...but I've seen a lot of Weinmann LP18 rims used around these parts for newer 27" wheelsets, so I fear it's just wearing newer 27s
09-12-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By niliraga

it'd be a bonus if it's already wearing 700s, and...

it'd be a bonus if it's already wearing 700s, and the existing Dia Compes would be coming off for sure.
09-11-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By niliraga

:) as the old saying goes, "if someone steals...

:) as the old saying goes, "if someone steals your cab, well, it wasn't your cab!"
09-11-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By niliraga

thanks folks - appreciate the collective brain...

thanks folks - appreciate the collective brain dump. can make it out there tomorrow pm at best, so fingers crossed.
09-11-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By niliraga

Need help identifying an older Trek

Hoping Trek experts respond to the bat light: a fairly unhelpful (and sole) photo of a bike ad up on the local CL here -- I'm looking to experiment with touring frames to see how they feel, and...
09-10-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By niliraga

Here's one that can't quit me now. I stupidly...

Here's one that can't quit me now. I stupidly bought this frame for $20 at a swap, thinking that I alone would have the talent and ingenuity to liberate a prized Campy 26.2 seatpost from it, then...
09-07-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,083
Posted By niliraga

I think the sanding that people refer to would be...

I think the sanding that people refer to would be to bring a non-french 22.2 shaft of a quill stem down to 22.0 (and thus allowing you to use any 25.4 bars that take your fancy. I don't know that...
09-07-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,083
Posted By niliraga

This will be fantastic - classic mixtes almost...

This will be fantastic - classic mixtes almost always are, so I totally get what you're doing here and why!

But before you go ordering VO Porteur bars, be aware that their 23.8 and 22.2 options...
09-07-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,355
Posted By niliraga

Rescued frame + salvaged bits = "Brooklyn street...

Rescued frame + salvaged bits = "Brooklyn street mutt", aka the Lemon & Lime

...
09-07-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 155,732
Posted By niliraga

These are spectacular machines - I have lust for...

These are spectacular machines - I have lust for one of these Fuji Series IVs, and keep an eye open for one in 59/60cm -- seems like most are 57 or 63?
09-03-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By niliraga

the brakes - I'm assuming nutted and not...

the brakes - I'm assuming nutted and not recessed, but unless my eyes are tricking me they look like ... short reach?
08-30-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By niliraga

thanks - this is a genius notion, so much more...

thanks - this is a genius notion, so much more appealing than my ugly slivers of inner tube.
08-18-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,341
Posted By niliraga

for modern dual pivot calipers, I am 95% sure...

for modern dual pivot calipers, I am 95% sure that a pair of Tektro 539 (nutted, not recessed) will be right for that frame with either 27 & 700s, though that Weinman 650 at the back looks like it's...
08-14-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,296
Posted By niliraga

or maybe you could go really janky -- with a...

or maybe you could go really janky -- with a smooth, cleaned surface, apply panels of plastic film "foil" tape, which seems to have enough stretchiness to handle some compound curves. Fun idea,...
08-01-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 692,924
Posted By niliraga

just a pair of old Gran Compes, the ones that...

just a pair of old Gran Compes, the ones that imitated the QR of Campy NR brakes. Compared to the NR I first tried, they seem to give me 1 or 2 mm more headroom for the tire - maybe slightly slimmer...
08-01-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 692,924
Posted By niliraga

That Bob Jackson frame from rockdoc now in its...

That Bob Jackson frame from rockdoc now in its new natural habitat! Built from the parts bin for a few weeks as a "runabout" to get a feel for what I really want to do with it. Too tight for...
07-25-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 924
Views: 62,856
Posted By niliraga

Bob Jackson frame received from rockdoc -- padded...

Bob Jackson frame received from rockdoc -- padded and packed like the precious baby it is. thanks for making this so easy and simple, Steve!
07-16-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 971
Posted By niliraga

cabling hassle aside, you could maybe remove bars...

cabling hassle aside, you could maybe remove bars & stem and drop them back in backwards (ie. stem reaching over top tube, facing rearwards) and look again -- if the tilt remains in the same...
07-16-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,180
Posted By niliraga

Another black sheep. Came to me as a $125...

Another black sheep. Came to me as a $125 frame+fork off a local CL posting, with faded chrome and plenty of rust bubbling up under the paint. Built it up from the parts bin and it's proven to be a...
07-16-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,180
Posted By niliraga

gosh, that '69 is tasty.

gosh, that '69 is tasty.
07-14-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,050
Posted By niliraga

Paypal sent. Kilroy1988 as soon as I work out...

Paypal sent. Kilroy1988 as soon as I work out what size shoes it can wear, the planning will start...
07-13-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,050
Posted By niliraga

can't. resist. any. longer. PM sent...

can't. resist. any. longer.

PM sent...
07-12-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,050
Posted By niliraga

thanks for that - alas clearances there are too...

thanks for that - alas clearances there are too cramped for what I have in mind. good luck with the sale...
07-09-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,050
Posted By niliraga

thanks - less worried about caliper interference,...

thanks - less worried about caliper interference, more curious about headroom to fork crown and width between chainstays etc. Close-up photos while it's wearing some familiar tire sizes just to see...
07-09-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,050
Posted By niliraga

...interesting. i am also struggling with lack...

...interesting. i am also struggling with lack of eyelets, but can you give a rough idea of max tire sizes (700) that work with this beauty?
10-02-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 130,708
Posted By niliraga

ISO: the tiny barrel adjuster that threads into...

ISO: the tiny barrel adjuster that threads into the curved 'hoop' bridge that Raleigh put between the seatstays of 70s era bikes. (like the slightly ratty 73 Competition frameset i just paid a bit...
05-27-18, 07:09 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,993
Posted By niliraga

Believe so (at least as far as I could ever work...

Believe so (at least as far as I could ever work out). Not even the ghost of any decals on it, but the frame specs lined up that way.

One day I'll find a Super Speciale...
05-25-18, 07:12 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,993
Posted By niliraga

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20171112_100850_6d47a19a84237249da6b3460fc236aaea1775dae.jpg

1972 Italvega. Gone now, but never forgotten...
05-19-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By niliraga

I have an early 70s Mondia that could a headbadge...

I have an early 70s Mondia that could a headbadge - any chance you can post a pic of said badge?
05-07-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By niliraga

sending PM

sending PM
05-06-18, 09:49 PM
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Views: 6,968,179
Posted By niliraga

and a Legnano, at that!

and a Legnano, at that!
05-05-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By niliraga

true true - but couldn't you squeeze a super-thin...

true true - but couldn't you squeeze a super-thin washer behind these, without losing the clearance to accept your dustcap?
05-05-18, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 130,708
Posted By niliraga

ISO: a 26.6 seatpost, fluted or non-fluted, to...

ISO: a 26.6 seatpost, fluted or non-fluted, to get a mid-70s Moto Grand Record back on the road.

Have odds and ends to trade, including 26.8 & 27.2 posts (and a 26.4), technomic stems, a...
04-27-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 13,038
Posted By niliraga

I wanted fairly upright and compact for threading...

I wanted fairly upright and compact for threading traffic -- it was more the sweep angle & hardness of the original (bone? bakelite?) grips that i couldn't get comfy with, so the bars are gathering...
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