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03-26-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,259
Posted By Sandstrom

WOW, nice you got it right. That has to be the...

WOW, nice you got it right. That has to be the most overall proportionally pleasing large frame I've ever seen. A large frame that doesn't end up looking like an awkward compromise in the final...
03-01-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By Sandstrom

A great riding all-around bike ,you wouldn't be...

A great riding all-around bike ,you wouldn't be at all disappointed in it if you use it as a daily rider/commuter. I agree that a 700c swap (getting rid of the helicomatic) is a good plan. You really...
02-26-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By Sandstrom

I agree! And it is always somehow comforting to...

I agree! And it is always somehow comforting to me to not be the first one to scuff a component. ;)
02-25-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18,616
Views: 3,013,442
Posted By Sandstrom

I think it is a "gold" metallic vinyl coated...

I think it is a "gold" metallic vinyl coated lacing? :foo:

As Thumpism alludes to, definitely makes me think of what Frankenstein's saddle would look like if he had a bicycle. :D
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02-24-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18,616
Views: 3,013,442
Posted By Sandstrom

Nah, I think it's just a crusty old one... ...

Nah, I think it's just a crusty old one...

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02-21-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18,616
Views: 3,013,442
Posted By Sandstrom

Hopefully ones of the kids riding isn't dyslexic,...

Hopefully ones of the kids riding isn't dyslexic, "Turn right !!!"
02-20-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By Sandstrom

Found this thread where SpeedofLite posted a scan...

Found this thread where SpeedofLite posted a scan of an old road test review:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1171153-road-test-bike-review-1973-windsor-carrera-sport.html
02-20-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,526
Posted By Sandstrom

Brilliant! Thanks for sharing...

Brilliant! Thanks for sharing...
02-19-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,526
Posted By Sandstrom

I really enjoyed Pantani: The Accidental Death of...

I really enjoyed Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist. Although a sad tale of a brilliant athlete and the darker side of the sport, I found the story of his rise and success very inspirational.
02-19-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,873
Posted By Sandstrom

I wonder if it was intentional to cover both...

I wonder if it was intentional to cover both "Italia" and the Anglicized "Italy"?
02-19-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Sandstrom

Dubbin should be great for it and it shouldn't...

Dubbin should be great for it and it shouldn't overly soften the leather. I had an old Brook B66 cover that had that additional layer of thin leather glued underneath. I think you got a good deal,...
02-17-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,581
Posted By Sandstrom

I think you got it right with your lever...

I think you got it right with your lever placement. I just set these same bars up (with a shorter stem as well) and found I had to mount the levers higher than I have ever done on any other bars I...
02-17-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 949
Posted By Sandstrom

https://previews.123rf.com/images/exelentz/exelent...

https://previews.123rf.com/images/exelentz/exelentz1406/exelentz140600129/29581765-the-man-in-a-gas-mask-on-a-bike.jpg
02-17-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By Sandstrom

Believe it or not, WD-40 can do a good job of...

Believe it or not, WD-40 can do a good job of softening old dried out rubber, I have used it many times to soften old rubber parts in vintage electronics that I was working on. You can even soak...
02-17-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By Sandstrom

Totally agree, couldn't have said it better...

Totally agree, couldn't have said it better myself. It would be fun to use this interesting bike as an inspiration to build something similar that you wouldn't feel you couldn't use as intended...
02-16-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 949
Posted By Sandstrom

I have used muriatic acid to clean rust off of...

I have used muriatic acid to clean rust off of metal before but I wouldn't put it near anything with a paint or plated finish. If you use it please do so outside, the fumes can be quite severe. It is...
02-14-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,323
Posted By Sandstrom

The ORIGINAL racers...slammin' stems since the...

The ORIGINAL racers...slammin' stems since the turn of the century
02-13-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18,616
Views: 3,013,442
Posted By Sandstrom

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-11-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18,616
Views: 3,013,442
Posted By Sandstrom

I know, I absolutely love that thing, It makes me...

I know, I absolutely love that thing, It makes me think of how everything looked during '76 as well, just need a Peter Fonda Helmet to go with it...
...
02-10-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,842
Posted By Sandstrom

All I know is this thread is producing one of the...

All I know is this thread is producing one of the biggest variety of cool as heck bikes I've seen yet!
02-10-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,842
Posted By Sandstrom

WOW, I love this, what a gem, just beautiful!

WOW, I love this, what a gem, just beautiful!
02-10-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18,616
Views: 3,013,442
Posted By Sandstrom

Oh common, that's just photographic distortion...

Oh common, that's just photographic distortion :rolleyes: :D It is interesting how differently they are mangled, Driveside looks like an 'S'

Wait a MINUTE! I think the reason the last shot looks...
02-10-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18,616
Views: 3,013,442
Posted By Sandstrom

I am hardly a Bianchi expert (or Italian bikes in...

I am hardly a Bianchi expert (or Italian bikes in general) but this example kind of looks like a dog's breakfast? Carbon fork, crummy looking stem, you have to wonder what the story is behind the...
02-10-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18,616
Views: 3,013,442
Posted By Sandstrom

:lol: That saddle makes me want the whole bike

:lol: That saddle makes me want the whole bike
02-09-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By Sandstrom

Agree, I think it would take quite a long time...

Agree, I think it would take quite a long time (in adverse conditions) for a steel frame to rust to the point of being dangerous.
02-07-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,323
Posted By Sandstrom

Yes! fantastic documentary thanks a million for...

Yes! fantastic documentary thanks a million for posting this...
02-07-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,323
Posted By Sandstrom

Man I can't get enough of those wooden rims, you...

Man I can't get enough of those wooden rims, you did a great job of bringing the beauty of that wood back to life
Forum: Touring
02-04-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,543
Posted By Sandstrom

Not to jump too far down the etymology rabbit...

Not to jump too far down the etymology rabbit hole, but everyone should understand that it's hardly a new term. See the following:
...
01-30-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18,616
Views: 3,013,442
Posted By Sandstrom

That's AMAZING, thanks for sharing. :roflmao2:

That's AMAZING, thanks for sharing. :roflmao2:
01-30-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,312
Posted By Sandstrom

Just beautiful, the black spokes were totally the...

Just beautiful, the black spokes were totally the way to go...
01-24-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,528
Posted By Sandstrom

WOW, that's a nice ride, you did a great job on...

WOW, that's a nice ride, you did a great job on it, I like the color you chose...Très Bon!...
01-24-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 738
Posted By Sandstrom

Sounds like you've got the BB sorted but keep an...

Sounds like you've got the BB sorted but keep an eye out for one of these Hozan wrenches, great for a lot of these old lock rings:...
01-23-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,408
Posted By Sandstrom

That is interesting, I don't really see it...

That is interesting, I don't really see it either. I would think it would be a very 'niche' hobby at this point with those still doing it having their own processing equipment.
01-23-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,408
Posted By Sandstrom

a sad reality, unfortunately...beautiful shot!

a sad reality, unfortunately...beautiful shot!
01-22-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,528
Posted By Sandstrom

Thanks for the info, it seems to be getting...

Thanks for the info, it seems to be getting harder and harder to find a lower eyelet/caliper brake mount style front rack. Understandable, I suppose, with calipers no longer common and everything...
01-22-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,408
Posted By Sandstrom

1956 Leica M3 ...

1956 Leica M3

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01-21-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,222
Posted By Sandstrom

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/5b/e4/d9/5be4d9b646...

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/5b/e4/d9/5be4d9b646aeef1d958f8fac4b303b13.jpg
01-17-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18,616
Views: 3,013,442
Posted By Sandstrom

I'm going to Disneyland! ...

I'm going to Disneyland!

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01-17-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18,616
Views: 3,013,442
Posted By Sandstrom

Ha Ha!! I'm so special :rolleyes: that I got a...

Ha Ha!! I'm so special :rolleyes: that I got a 90% discount offer sent to me :p. ...
01-17-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,528
Posted By Sandstrom

Beautiful bikes! What racks are those on the...

Beautiful bikes! What racks are those on the Centurion? I am guessing the front attaches at the top to the fork crown?
01-17-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,528
Posted By Sandstrom

This is Awesome!

This is Awesome!
01-15-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,528
Posted By Sandstrom

I was hungry this day :D ...

I was hungry this day :D

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01-01-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18,616
Views: 3,013,442
Posted By Sandstrom

This bike should be the "Avatar" for this...

This bike should be the "Avatar" for this thread!
12-31-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,624
Posted By Sandstrom

Nice looking Ford with an uber-reliable 350,...

Nice looking Ford with an uber-reliable 350, what's not to like!
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By Sandstrom

Size is a good point. That bike appears to be a...

Size is a good point. That bike appears to be a rather large size so your potential interested audience would be further reduced.
12-27-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,312
Posted By Sandstrom

WOW, so glad you ended up with the bike after all...

WOW, so glad you ended up with the bike after all and thanks for sharing. Can't wait to watch the progress, These early 'safety' type bicycles are fascinating!

What a wonderful Christmas gift for...
12-16-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,064
Posted By Sandstrom

I think they went to sloping top tube on the...

I think they went to sloping top tube on the tourers around '94?
12-16-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18,616
Views: 3,013,442
Posted By Sandstrom

That bike "might" have been owned by Jimi, I...

That bike "might" have been owned by Jimi, I can't prove he did but you can't prove he didn't :D:rolleyes:
...
12-16-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,064
Posted By Sandstrom

Here are the comparisons from the 1992 catalog!...

Here are the comparisons from the 1992 catalog! :) Looks like for the touring series only the ground to top tube dimension has changes from the ST.
...
12-16-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,064
Posted By Sandstrom

Here's a good comparison of the frame...

Here's a good comparison of the frame geometry/dimensions/features from the 1985 catalog, looks like chainstay length is the biggie, plus the touring has a longer more relaxed geometry as you would...
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