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05-25-20, 09:14 AM
05-21-20, 11:08 PM
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Views: 231
Posted By repechage

Early outer plate. Early inner plate, later lower...

Early outer plate. Early inner plate, later lower knuckle with revised spring - which works better as the spring does not have to slide along the link. Earlier cage layout. Could be a Vincenzia “...
05-15-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 606
Posted By repechage

my vote is the front derailleur cage, a 105...

my vote is the front derailleur cage, a 105 series is thicker than the earlier Dura-Ace from the appearance shown in the images.
05-10-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,280
Posted By repechage

Near opening scene of Against All Odds- the 308...

Near opening scene of Against All Odds- the 308 vs 911 on Sunset Blvd in LA. So, LA.
Who did not cringe when the Ferrari went into the pool in Ferris Bueller's Day off? (product splashment of a...
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By repechage

I would be surprised if the front rim could be...

I would be surprised if the front rim could be steamed back into even display alignment- but maybe.

the tires are toast but might be display worthy somewhere.

there is a fork in the road- learn...
05-07-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,280
Posted By repechage

If there is a market, there will be new lugged...

If there is a market, there will be new lugged steel Colnagos. Often a firm sells out, and the buyers are compelled to prove they still know the roots.
05-05-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By repechage

Ouch. I wondered about Chicago a long time ago-...

Ouch.
I wondered about Chicago a long time ago- adjacent to a great lake, the river.... also wondered how the underground service railroad kept dry too- now unused but there are tours through some...
05-05-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By repechage

Right on the cusp of a huge disruption by Look. ...

Right on the cusp of a huge disruption by Look.
which at the time felt was a good concept with shoes that were not ready for them.

i made up 1” wide straps to replace the toe strap- anchored...
05-03-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,193
Posted By repechage

yep, the frame is not the tubing the fit,...

yep, the frame is not the tubing
the fit, geometry, tire capacity, aesthetics are where to look.
the oversized Reynolds will be probably welded, not lugged.
there are some frames that are just...
05-01-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 743
Posted By repechage

But for all the winning, and bragging...

But for all the winning, and bragging...
04-29-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By repechage

yes, mod era mechanics that did not know...

yes, mod era mechanics that did not know traditional bottom brackets and how to set cotters properly.
04-29-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By repechage

There should have been someone to sort the bikes...

There should have been someone to sort the bikes out before.
04-28-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,305
Posted By repechage

When I was in college, the only time I could...

When I was in college, the only time I could touch my toes is when I had been up all night doing design or art work. Was a known "thing" so it is possible to stretch it out, just does take effort!
04-26-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,402
Posted By repechage

the original lug lining was a bit of a trick, on...

the original lug lining was a bit of a trick, on the tubes away from the actual lug shoreline. Impressive.
04-26-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,402
Posted By repechage

Schwinn paint was good, but they used a red oxide...

Schwinn paint was good, but they used a red oxide primer as the first coat. On any color, intermediate color, silver for any of the "flamboyants" and an off white on the opaques.

The Reynolds...
04-26-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,242
Posted By repechage

I am impressed- an apartment with what appears...

I am impressed- an apartment with what appears to be an attached and private garage.

in Southern California apartments usually get a carport space, or space in a whole complex underground...
Replies: 59
Views: 2,056
Posted By repechage

The Medici history is... well, of opportunistic...

The Medici history is... well, of opportunistic people trying. Masi was on the road to a re-org anyway, the facility was too big and the production too little.

A bet was made on the market and...
04-24-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,083
Posted By repechage

In this case the existing wheels had spokes too...

In this case the existing wheels had spokes too short.
i ran into the same situation - maybe even worse - went from 27” Super Champ
Gentleman rims to the scary but free to me Ambrosio Elite 19’s...
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By repechage

Why do I think a significant digit is missing. ...

Why do I think a significant digit is missing.
Or, they are going out of biz and better to give it away than risk it be padlocked inside as the rent is overdue...
04-12-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By repechage

we lefthanders adapted long ago to a right handed...

we lefthanders adapted long ago to a right handed world. Fasten from the drive side, it is the side presented most often when working in a bike while in the stand.

I have had to use right handed...
04-09-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,296
Posted By repechage

Cino the other in 2021 - about 6 months...

Cino

the other in 2021 - about 6 months later?
Replies: 27
Views: 812
Posted By repechage

On the 3 speed hub should be a code with the...

On the 3 speed hub should be a code with the month and year- my guess before 1974

The Moto' I would guess 1976. maybe as early as 1974.
04-08-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,282
Posted By repechage

Better powerwash that front wheel...

Better powerwash that front wheel...
04-08-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,282
Posted By repechage

there are not bigger frames over the border in...

there are not bigger frames over the border in Germany?
Replies: 27
Views: 812
Posted By repechage

Better than fair chance the front plastic...

Better than fair chance the front plastic derailleur body already has the typical fatal crack, at least that is what I am pretty sure I see in the chainwheel image.

The market is in trouble,...
04-05-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,007
Posted By repechage

You are correct, when I initially looked at it, I...

You are correct, when I initially looked at it, I thought the seat tube bosses were lower. Going to have to hold a seance to find out if the bike has been reworked. As Brian kind of criticized the...
04-03-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,007
Posted By repechage

What I find very interesting on the red bike is...

What I find very interesting on the red bike is the seat tube waterbottle bosses, these were uncommon back then, Brian and or Mike set them interestingly low on the seat tube, pushes the downtube a...
03-30-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By repechage

triple whammy. poor blighters.

triple whammy.

poor blighters.
03-30-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 813
Posted By repechage

The first type, "block tooth" is really a...

The first type, "block tooth" is really a sweeping generalization.

Very early freewheels were near this, but even those had a bevel on the face side much of the time.

Then, one must recognize...
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By repechage

Mid 70's Paramount track bikes, save for a very...

Mid 70's Paramount track bikes, save for a very few, used that simplified crown, a big letdown for me. I liked the earlier design with the side window.
03-28-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By repechage

First, ignore the stamping orientation. ...

First, ignore the stamping orientation.

Unfortunately in the 80's the markings are not enough, while all of these are for 70mm wide shell frames, during this time Campagnolo still had "thin" and...
03-21-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By repechage

So many in Italy at risk, the fate of which is...

So many in Italy at risk, the fate of which is totally out of our hands.
The suspension of commerce will be a terrific problem assuming they come through.
I guess one can save their money and...
03-19-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By repechage

way back cracking plastic was not a problem, but...

way back cracking plastic was not a problem, but that was 40+ years ago.
I have exchanged to any number of sealed bearing pulleys, Velo Orange, Bullseye, Forte (a Performance house brand... those...
03-18-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,769
Posted By repechage

A few bikes that I was planning to sell complete...

A few bikes that I was planning to sell complete will be sold parted out. I see parts doing much better than bikes.
the second shoe to drop reality will be the receipt of those quarterly 401k or...
03-17-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By repechage

Stem I have is a 125. If you are trying for...

Stem I have is a 125.
If you are trying for period correct, the last full year for the nutted Cinelli stem was 1972.
1973 was a transition year. Really depended on the rotation of the distributor...
03-15-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,899
Posted By repechage

No one mentioned a bidet? And we pride ourselves...

No one mentioned a bidet? And we pride ourselves here of not being scared of the French (threads)
03-15-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By repechage

Only if it a very early Super Record, and then we...

Only if it a very early Super Record, and then we can get there. Pre Pat72, a problem.
03-11-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By repechage

To transit to a government warehouse, to be set...

To transit to a government warehouse, to be set next to the crate that holds the Ark. :)
03-09-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 900
Posted By repechage

They were like $10. - 43 years ago. I do have a...

They were like $10. - 43 years ago.
I do have a NOS, NIP set of his Cinelli 1A stem hardware. Waiting for that perfect build.
And a set of the black anodized Nuovo Record mechanism bolts.
03-09-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By repechage

But he would not wear his. Be seeing you.

But he would not wear his.
Be seeing you.
03-09-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 900
Posted By repechage

Looks like a Phil to me, or at least Phil rings. ...

Looks like a Phil to me, or at least Phil rings.
I have been surprised before!
Those are Arnold Industries aluminum "retaining" bolts.
Attach the cranks with a steel bolt, remove then install to...
03-07-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By repechage

Red. Cloth. Might consider red cable housing...

Red. Cloth.
Might consider red cable housing too.
03-05-20, 10:05 AM
03-04-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By repechage

Shifting is for sissy's.

Shifting is for sissy's.
03-02-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By repechage

Quite a fast feed rate- esp without coolant! ...

Quite a fast feed rate- esp without coolant!

I am not a big Panto guy but do have a bike that does have a Panto ring that could/ should be replicated. There was never a seat post done but I did...
03-01-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By repechage

Well bought

Well bought
02-29-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By repechage

I will assume these are pre CPSC holders with one...

I will assume these are pre CPSC holders with one open end.
I just faced this with a pair of Weinmann holders and a pair of Campagnolo.

the old material can get very hard and a challenge.
what...
02-28-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By repechage

https://hollandbikeshop.com/en-gb/bicycle-wheels/b...

https://hollandbikeshop.com/en-gb/bicycle-wheels/bicycle-rims/bicycle-rim-dutch-bike-28-1-1-2/ryde-hl32-rim-28-x-1-1-2-32-hole-aluminum-gray-644901/
02-23-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By repechage

But No.6 said- “I am not a number, I am a free...

But No.6 said- “I am not a number, I am a free man”

interesting color- I like it.
his bikes are graphically straightforward and I will go as far to say Italian influenced.
not a bad thing at all.
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By repechage

The wheels are still curious to me, english...

The wheels are still curious to me, english threaded as noted by the groove. Those French are crafty. On the back of the freewheel will be a code denoting the thread pitch of the freewheel.
I would...
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