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05-18-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By jrg1244

Another quick recommendation - I’ve been shocked...

Another quick recommendation - I’ve been shocked by the quality of a “Tourbon” bag that I bought off EBay. I paid maybe $25 for it and it’s a very nice bag, excellent size for me. The company offers...
05-16-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 163,241
Posted By jrg1244

Pretty sure there's a dead guy in here.... ...

Pretty sure there's a dead guy in here.... Spotted roadside in Falmouth, Maine. Or maybe I've just been reading too much Steven King....
05-11-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By jrg1244

I think the bolts are rarer than the small rings....

I think the bolts are rarer than the small rings. Luckily, the 1049 I put on my '74 Paramount came with everything, despite costing a small fortune. Also hard to find is the appropriate bottom...
05-09-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,674
Posted By jrg1244

Agreed. I've done this to Modolo Speedys on my...

Agreed. I've done this to Modolo Speedys on my '84 Basso Gap and they're every bit as good as any non dual-pivot brakeset out there. IMO.
05-04-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By jrg1244

Here’s my winter invention to clean some Campy...

Here’s my winter invention to clean some Campy bolts…. It’s my fish tank aerator, a yogurt jar and PB Blaster. Left overnight, it worked miracles…. The empty iPad box was just to quiet things down....
03-24-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 909
Posted By jrg1244

Awful... Though the half a dropout is proof...

Awful... Though the half a dropout is proof positive of the enormous wattage that you clearly put out. If it were mine, I'd hang it on the wall and recount the story to houseguests. Good luck...
03-22-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By jrg1244

Pedals off is the answer. Only other advice is...

Pedals off is the answer. Only other advice is find a gentle downhill and let them coast downhill with no pedals to get the feeling, as many times as they need to in order to get the feeling of...
03-18-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 68,972
Views: 11,137,849
Posted By jrg1244

Rare bird in Portland, ME. Happy to facilitate...

Rare bird in Portland, ME. Happy to facilitate for anyone interested. I just wish it was a little bigger, it would certainly be mine...
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01-19-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,256
Posted By jrg1244

The project marches on…. Wish I would have had...

The project marches on…. Wish I would have had more time over the past few weeks to work on the bike, but work and kids have been kept me busier than a one legged man in an @ss kicking contest. I...
01-13-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,791
Posted By jrg1244

Beautiful! Truly a spectacular bit of cycling...

Beautiful! Truly a spectacular bit of cycling history. It’s my size too…. I’m shocked that 68cm Herse bikes even exist!
01-06-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 68,972
Views: 11,137,849
Posted By jrg1244

Drillium for days! ...

Drillium for days!

https://maine.craigslist.org/bik/d/blue-hill-cool-old-bridgestone/7429167171.html

This funky delight represents a bygone era of road racing. Meticulously drilled-out...
01-06-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,097
Posted By jrg1244

Spoken like a true New Englander! On windy days...

Spoken like a true New Englander! On windy days here on the coast of Maine, it seems like no matter which way I turn, the wind is always head-on. Someone up above used the word "demoralizing." I...
12-28-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By jrg1244

Very nice indeed! I hope it rides half as good as...

Very nice indeed! I hope it rides half as good as it looks! Guess I need a French bike next. Thanks for that…
12-22-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,256
Posted By jrg1244

Thanks! I’m like a kid in a candy store with...

Thanks! I’m like a kid in a candy store with this thing…. Can’t wait to get it on the road. I have a set of TB14’s on my Cannondale ST, which I use for commuting during fairer weather, paired to...
12-22-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,256
Posted By jrg1244

Wow…. That was a pain! I was hoping for a more...

Wow…. That was a pain! I was hoping for a more elegant solution, but prying them out, bending the small tab just enough to slide the new ones in seemed to be the best method. I did mar the short...
12-21-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,256
Posted By jrg1244

Spent some more time working on the Paramount...

Spent some more time working on the Paramount last night and things are coming together, slowly but surely. This is turning out to be a fun project, too bad there’s 3” of snow on the ground right now...
12-21-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,256
Posted By jrg1244

I’m sure you did! Hopefully, the profits...

I’m sure you did! Hopefully, the profits financed something new and shiny with 2 wheels!
12-19-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,256
Posted By jrg1244

After waiting a few weeks, the Pacenti Brevet...

After waiting a few weeks, the Pacenti Brevet rims finally arrived. Shout out to ProWheelBuilder who provided awesome communication about the status of the back ordered rims and who provided spokes...
12-07-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By jrg1244

I completed a spray.bike project bike with my...

I completed a spray.bike project bike with my daughter this summer. We were both thrilled with the bike, in the end, but I didn’t love the spray.bike product. I think I could have ended up with a...
12-05-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,972
Posted By jrg1244

My ‘84 Gap. I love this bike. Frame measures...

My ‘84 Gap. I love this bike. Frame measures 65x61, components are all Nuovo Record except brakes and levers which are Modolo Speedy. Since the picture I’ve added Clement LCG Tires and a Selle Italia...
12-04-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By jrg1244

Awesome! Have fun with it. I love big...

Awesome! Have fun with it. I love big Cannondales, having 2 myself, a 27” ST Tourer and a 66cm CAAD5. I can honestly say that riding my CAAD5 is the most fun I’ve had on a bike. It can be a bit...
12-04-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,256
Posted By jrg1244

After about a week of tracking a FedEx box on an...

After about a week of tracking a FedEx box on an hourly basis, my Paramount finally arrived from Jack at Franklin Frames. He was a real pleasure to work with and I'm thrilled with the job he did. ...
11-22-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By jrg1244

Awesome! I’m working a similar project on a ‘74...

Awesome! I’m working a similar project on a ‘74 Paramount currently. I hope mine looks half that good! What chain/freewheel is that? Regina Oro 14-31t? I plan to go with a gold suntour to get...
11-22-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By jrg1244

I buy from them all the time…. Best prices on...

I buy from them all the time…. Best prices on kool stop replacement pads. I do have this email address I’ve used to contact them - info@porkchopbmx.com

Hope it helps!
11-05-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,256
Posted By jrg1244

Nice finds.... Dating campy stuff is a real...

Nice finds.... Dating campy stuff is a real challenge, it seems. You did well, sir. Do you have a build thread for your '78 Pro? Would love to check it out, if so.
11-05-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,256
Posted By jrg1244

I've managed to dig up a bit more "stuff" to make...

I've managed to dig up a bit more "stuff" to make this frame go again. I'm trying to get everything together before the end of the year, so I can tinker as the temperatures plummet and snow piles...
11-04-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 53,693
Posted By jrg1244

A couple more of my bikes, just for fun... I...

A couple more of my bikes, just for fun... I can't ride anything less than 64, so this is easy for me!

1986 Cannondale ST - 27" frame...
11-03-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,256
Posted By jrg1244

75lechamp Ugh... You are the messenger of bad...

75lechamp Ugh... You are the messenger of bad news. I know enough not to shoot you though, so don't worry. Back to the drawing board I go with the front mech. The lecycleur link is a great...
11-02-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,256
Posted By jrg1244

Agreed. They could have owned the BMX trend...

Agreed. They could have owned the BMX trend before it as well, but turned away intentionally. Missing these two trends, coupled with some bad supply chain decisions, cost them the company. The...
11-02-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,256
Posted By jrg1244

Right, wrong or indifferent, I've started...

Right, wrong or indifferent, I've started collecting bits for my build. So far, they have been sourced from my parts bin, the local co-op and ebay. I can say I won't be buying too much more from...
11-02-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,256
Posted By jrg1244

bikemig That's a beauty! Love the 3 spider...

bikemig That's a beauty! Love the 3 spider crankset and thin profile arms. It makes the bike what it is, a 1960's racer. Many of the other components are interchangeable with later 70's bikes, but...
10-28-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,256
Posted By jrg1244

Awesome! I cannot believe you got that for $20......

Awesome! I cannot believe you got that for $20... Would have been a good day to buy a lottery ticket too! The Kool Lemon color really looks great with the chrome lugs. As a matter of fact, it looks...
10-26-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By jrg1244

npipe - I didn't realize how much I enjoyed...

npipe - I didn't realize how much I enjoyed riding it until I put a really nice wheelset on it. I had some Mavic Aksium wheels that I had on the bike originally, but the frame came alive when I put...
10-25-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,256
Posted By jrg1244

repechange It fits - I’m very comfortable on a...

repechange
It fits - I’m very comfortable on a 65-66cm frames with about 61cm top tubes. This one fits the bill at 66cm x 62cm, and I’m thrilled to have it! The model, as far as my research can tell...
10-25-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,256
Posted By jrg1244

merziac Thanks for the warm welcome! Your...

merziac

Thanks for the warm welcome! Your “flagship” is a beauty! Truly a special bike, I’m sure it’s a joy to ride. If you read No Hands, you’ll learn that F.W. Schwinn was at the helm when it...
10-25-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,256
Posted By jrg1244

New Project - 1974 Schwinn Paramount

I'm kicking off my latest project and am super excited about this one... A 1974 Schwinn Paramount in 26" frame size that I picked up on EBay. Ya, I probably paid too much and I'll probably spend too...
10-25-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By jrg1244

I have a similar 66cm CAAD 5, with a 2009 build...

I have a similar 66cm CAAD 5, with a 2009 build date. I think the 66cm frames are completely different animals, being that they were available as a frameset only. I think they welded them up and...
09-29-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By jrg1244

I was so proud of myself last night, I just had...

I was so proud of myself last night, I just had to post my “creation!” I was using a cleaner called Krud Kutter, which I like for non-anodized metals on the bike. The air pump is just a run of the...
09-28-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By jrg1244

Poor Man’s Ultrasonic Cleaner

So…. I needed to clean up some old Campy crank bolts and got sick of scrubbing and swirling the bolts around in a cup. So, I came up with this…. And it’s working! The bolts are shining like new. ...
09-17-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By jrg1244

ISO/WTB Campy Strada Triple Crankset 170+

Hello! I am ISO/WTB Campagnolo Strada triple crankset that would have originally been spec'd on a 70's era Schwinn Paramount P15-9. Looking for at least 170mm, but would take just about anything. ...
09-17-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By jrg1244

Thanks for the recommendations... Since I took...

Thanks for the recommendations... Since I took this pic, I've upgraded to a Selle Anatomica, and set it as far back as they recommend, but still need some more. Plus the height. I guess I'll check...
09-15-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By jrg1244

More seatpost height/setback than Campy NR

After a pile of test rides, I've decided that I need more height (25mm or so) and more setback than the original Campagnolo NR seatpost (27.2) that came with my '83 Basso Gap allows. Does anyone...
Forum: For Sale
09-13-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By jrg1244

Sold

Sold
09-12-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By jrg1244

my exact experience with squirt wax lube. I...

my exact experience with squirt wax lube. I still have a 98% full bottle if anyone’s interested…. Stuff is worthless.
Forum: For Sale
09-10-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By jrg1244

Innicycle Headset - Black FS

Innicycle Threaded Conversion Headset for sale, in black, with 26.4 crown race. The headset was installed on a frame and fork, then removed to go in a different direction. Headset has some...
09-08-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 68,972
Views: 11,137,849
Posted By jrg1244

Ya - me. My guess, about 6'10" is the...

Ya - me. My guess, about 6'10" is the prerequisite to ride it. Would make a great ride for the right person though.
09-08-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 68,972
Views: 11,137,849
Posted By jrg1244

70cm Bob Jackson

Posted to Maine Craigslist. I'm happy to facilitate for someone,

TALL Bob Jackson, 70cm with 60cm top tube. Looks like a campy mix. I considered buying it for myself, but 66cm is my sweet spot,...
09-01-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By jrg1244

This is beautiful! Red bikes are always faster. ...

This is beautiful! Red bikes are always faster. What hoods are those? I have the modolo levers and NOS hoods command a princely sum on fleabay. The currently installed Dia-Compe ones look decent,...
09-01-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By jrg1244

I'm so happy with it right now, I don't dare make...

I'm so happy with it right now, I don't dare make too many changes. Only plans now are a new saddle, probably brooks or selle anatomica, and some fresh bar tape and cables. The next plan is my...
09-01-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By jrg1244

Me too! I was shocked to find it, and didn't...

Me too! I was shocked to find it, and didn't waste time handing over the $ when I did!
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