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02-07-23, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By RustyJames

I love reading these and thank you for the high...

I love reading these and thank you for the high quality scans!
02-07-23, 07:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 844
Posted By RustyJames

I cleaned out Dad’s place after he passed and it...

I cleaned out Dad’s place after he passed and it was a chore. My moms place is much smaller and she has nothing of interest to me. (Geez, I sound cold).

I don’t want to burden my son with a bunch...
02-07-23, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By RustyJames

Super long shot but if there is a brake lever...

Super long shot but if there is a brake lever (steel, Legnano branded) for my Condorino bars pleez grab.
02-07-23, 10:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 844
Posted By RustyJames

I have hit max capacity and in my circumstance,...

I have hit max capacity and in my circumstance, here’s what I plan on doing;
- Bikes that I dragged home out of sympathy that were minutes away from being recycled will go first. I have revived...
02-07-23, 09:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,729
Posted By RustyJames

Glad that worked out!

Glad that worked out!
02-06-23, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By RustyJames

Those are some fantastic pics!

Those are some fantastic pics!
02-06-23, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By RustyJames

The female wedge… ...

The female wedge…


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/5f7cd2d7_35f2_4431_989d_c73789c4d6ec_c7b1cef6fa4d6f79cd5a908a4229e3398dbb8f3d.jpeg...
02-06-23, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By RustyJames

Yay! I get to help out. Sorry for the bad...

Yay! I get to help out.

Sorry for the bad lighting. If you need mo’ better pics let me know.

You may be aware, there are 2 types of binders. Jim Merz is still making the below type and sells...
02-05-23, 10:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,118
Posted By RustyJames

gugie told me one of the strongest bits on a...

gugie told me one of the strongest bits on a frame is the BB. If it’s cheap enough, roll the dice!!
02-05-23, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By RustyJames

The kids have their own language. My little...

The kids have their own language. My little cherub has said things like “kinda sus bruh” or “what a bot”. Every now and then I actually understand what he is saying.
02-05-23, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By RustyJames

That’s even more interesting. Official...

That’s even more interesting. Official acknowledgment your bike has been repainted.
02-05-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By RustyJames

French writing on a Reynolds sticker on an...

French writing on a Reynolds sticker on an English bike? Weird, but I’m sure someone will chime in saying it was common from March 17th 1990 to April 23rd 1991 or some such thing.
02-05-23, 10:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,729
Posted By RustyJames

Ahh yes, Campag-itis. I have managed to avoid the...

Ahh yes, Campag-itis. I have managed to avoid the infliction even though I have had some bits fall into my lap. Mostly parts bikes with the bit or bob on them. If I slightly covet anything anything...
02-02-23, 09:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,730
Posted By RustyJames

The overly verbose description isn’t helping. ...

The overly verbose description isn’t helping.

“Description”

“Bike”
02-02-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 608
Posted By RustyJames

Very Mark Twain-esque line. Good one…

Very Mark Twain-esque line. Good one…
02-01-23, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By RustyJames

I had a D-A hub that broke in a similar way....

I had a D-A hub that broke in a similar way. Another member needed the cones so I passed it along to them.
...
02-01-23, 10:25 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 25,204
Posted By RustyJames

Thank you your holiness.

Thank you your holiness.
01-31-23, 09:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 608
Posted By RustyJames

I don’t know if they are still available but I...

I don’t know if they are still available but I saw an NOS set of Suntour roller cams for less than $50 on the ‘bay a few months ago.
01-31-23, 09:32 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 25,204
Posted By RustyJames

My focus, what little I have, has shifted so put...

My focus, what little I have, has shifted so put me in Coach Mad Honk , I’m ready to re-play and will give up some craptastic goodness.
01-31-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By RustyJames

I am 99.3978% certain it is only for threads.

I am 99.3978% certain it is only for threads.
01-30-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By RustyJames

A quick phone call to KS could get your question...

A quick phone call to KS could get your question answered.

503.636.4673
01-29-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,752
Posted By RustyJames

Polished stuff looks great but if other...

Polished stuff looks great but if other components aren’t polished to the same finish it looks odd (to me). My aesthetic view has been questioned often (see well patinated thread) so there is that…
01-29-23, 09:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,565
Posted By RustyJames

Thats the spirit lad!

Thats the spirit lad!
01-27-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,565
Posted By RustyJames

Good memory! He is quite content with the grip...

Good memory! He is quite content with the grip shift Trek hybrid I bought for him this past summer. If he showed an interest in a road bike I have a small frameset (Japanese made Schwinn) I could...
01-25-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,565
Posted By RustyJames

I asked for any and all input and yours is...

I asked for any and all input and yours is appreciated. If I wanted to get pedantic, patinated means an artificially created patina through chemicals and such. Maybe I should have said “rough” or...
01-25-23, 01:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,565
Posted By RustyJames

We are definitely on the same page.

We are definitely on the same page.
01-25-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,098
Posted By RustyJames

Good on you dad for your wonderful gift. I...

Good on you dad for your wonderful gift.

I wondered if the tech-fetish would start to get old at a shop that actually needs to service and repair bikes. Beyond the new tools every few years they...
01-25-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,565
Posted By RustyJames

I love thread drift…. :popcorn

I love thread drift….

:popcorn
01-25-23, 09:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,565
Posted By RustyJames

I was wondering if someone was going to catch...

I was wondering if someone was going to catch that. That will be rectified before being released.
01-24-23, 07:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,565
Posted By RustyJames

I was thinking of painting the fork and rear...

I was thinking of painting the fork and rear stays silver. It wouldn’t look awful but one more damn thing to do.

Bars will get wrapped and it will be coming soon to a theater near you.
01-24-23, 03:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,565
Posted By RustyJames

Well, I’m thinning the heard and I have enough...

Well, I’m thinning the heard and I have enough dropbars from the ‘80s that a few are going away.

The brush painting has intrigued me but I work ~55 hours a week and I’m a part time dad to a very...
01-24-23, 09:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,565
Posted By RustyJames

Obviously I don’t…🙄

Obviously I don’t…🙄
01-24-23, 09:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,565
Posted By RustyJames

Oh so true and easy-ish since the areas that need...

Oh so true and easy-ish since the areas that need coated are the fork and rear triangle.
01-24-23, 09:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,565
Posted By RustyJames

I looked at the pics and I see why you might...

I looked at the pics and I see why you might think the fork is bent. It’s not. Wheel slots in fine and is dead center.

I’ll see if I can find some automotive paint that is close and move it...
01-23-23, 07:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,565
Posted By RustyJames

BTW - I paid $20 for this thing and would...

BTW - I paid $20 for this thing and would approximately break-even at $100 which I would be fine with.
01-23-23, 07:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,565
Posted By RustyJames

Your advice is always appreciated Dave. ...

Your advice is always appreciated Dave.



New Panaracers too nice for it? I’ll dig through the pedal box. The platforms look dreadful. I have some cheap black gel tape that I was going to wrap...
01-23-23, 06:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,565
Posted By RustyJames

Selling a well-patinated bike

Well friends, I am at a crossroads. I have a Univega I brought back to life but I have no intention of keeping it. The pics show a lot of what I have done which is basically everything mechanical....
01-23-23, 05:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,398
Posted By RustyJames

Might this be it? Trek 412...

Might this be it?

Trek 412 (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1327247078092397/?mibextid=6ojiHh)

Nice looking original bike. Given what you are planning I would think a frameset would...
01-20-23, 11:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,847
Posted By RustyJames

You’re welcome? I hope you can get something from...

You’re welcome? I hope you can get something from it besides an education.
01-20-23, 10:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,128
Posted By RustyJames

Given the thoroughbreds in your stable, that’s...

Given the thoroughbreds in your stable, that’s quite an endorsement!
01-20-23, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By RustyJames

Back to the work grind (~55 hours/wk) and I had...

Back to the work grind (~55 hours/wk) and I had to prep/ship a frame so time has been reserved for sleep, eat, etc. I also have a couple of other projects to finish and move along before I get to...
01-20-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,128
Posted By RustyJames

Not one mention of a Specialized Allez!? I...

Not one mention of a Specialized Allez!?

I didn’t chime in on the original post since my experience is limited and frankly all bikes are nifty in their own way.

Andy_K I think your theory...
01-18-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 474
Posted By RustyJames

I can only say the results are impressive on cars...

I can only say the results are impressive on cars so I too am interested if anyone has any experience on old bikes with gossamer thin decals.
01-18-23, 10:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,352
Posted By RustyJames

I have a cheap cruiser ca. 1990 with a coaster...

I have a cheap cruiser ca. 1990 with a coaster brake and I serviced everything on the bike including the coaster brake hub and stopping is horrifying. I remember my BMX bikes from my youth being able...
01-17-23, 11:42 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,999
Posted By RustyJames

Loving the double fluting on the crank arm! ...

Loving the double fluting on the crank arm!

Those lugs are interesting. 🤔
01-17-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,059
Posted By RustyJames

I was going to say that. I’m guessing this is...

I was going to say that. I’m guessing this is some sort of homage to that championship or making a proud statement about achievements.

jamesdak - beautiful frame and I love the retro graphics.
01-16-23, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By RustyJames

Great brakes and it’s kinda cool (bad pun) that...

Great brakes and it’s kinda cool (bad pun) that rubber pellets and metal stock go in one door and brakes pads out the other. Quality product for $11. No brainer.
01-16-23, 07:30 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,999
Posted By RustyJames

No pics but I like stem shifters, kickstands and...

No pics but I like stem shifters, kickstands and dynamos. Absolutely nothing wrong with practicality. (See Love of English 3-speed thread…)
01-16-23, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By RustyJames

A couple of screen grabs… ...

A couple of screen grabs…


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/828x1123/95a9ae82_c196_4dc0_a908_151c2efd6259_731cb271f82939286c1406913c18a8596a01419d.jpeg...
01-16-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By RustyJames

Browsing the interwebz I think I had a...

Browsing the interwebz I think I had a breakthrough. The retrobike.uk site turned up a BSA Tour of England, pre-1956 ,that seems to be a winner. Linkie ...
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