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05-27-20, 10:06 AM
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Posted By Lenton58

Two more

Here are two more bikes that I ride. Unlike my other bikes, the Vitus 979 came built up with Mavic rims, Campy hubs and a collection of Sugino bits. It had been raced in Iron Man competition, and a...
05-24-20, 05:26 PM
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Posted By Lenton58

Thanks John! As a previous owner explained to me,...

Thanks John! As a previous owner explained to me, the colors are as an exact replica that "Argos" could manage to produce. That meant the 'fade' between the two hues had to be like the original. The...
05-24-20, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Lenton58

I"m the same age (72), and I've wanted a Cinelli...

I"m the same age (72), and I've wanted a Cinelli since I was 16 !— SIGH! What a beauty!
05-24-20, 08:37 AM
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Posted By Lenton58

Here are some better photos of the Gazelle AB...

Here are some better photos of the Gazelle AB (Reynolds 531c) and Dawes (Reynolds 531). I also ride a Vitus 979 (bonded aluminum) and a Simplon (perhaps conracted to Romani) in Reynolds 531.I have a...
05-22-20, 05:28 PM
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Posted By Lenton58

Sure, and thanks for the interest. I'll get on...

Sure, and thanks for the interest. I'll get on that soon. I gave lots of pics of the Dawes ... just have to update the Gazelle.
05-22-20, 07:53 AM
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Posted By Lenton58

Here I am with two of the four I am riding these...

Here I am with two of the four I am riding these days on the flood plains and levees on local rivers. On this day, a friend was riding my blue Dawes Atlantis. It's on clinchers with a mixture of...
05-22-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,946
Posted By Lenton58

The resurrection of this old thread has got me...

The resurrection of this old thread has got me reawakened to the idea of pulling the bits of my TIGed 930 out from behind the tool boxes and getting it back on road. My plan has been to build it up...
04-21-20, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Lenton58

GOLDEN BOY: That Marantz find has really pushed...

GOLDEN BOY: That Marantz find has really pushed on my envy factor. Good call! You might just replace the filter cans and have the tuner section alignment checked out! AS for me, I just like the color...
10-19-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 13,094
Posted By Lenton58

All the glue I seem to find here in Sendai is...

All the glue I seem to find here in Sendai is 'Panaracer'. No problem for me as it spreads well from a brush and gets tacky in just about the right time to get the tub on. I've never had an adhesion...
10-17-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 13,094
Posted By Lenton58

I don't think any of us here could dispute what...

I don't think any of us here could dispute what you are saying. It's all in the historic record. So what is your point? No one that I can see — least of all me — is advocating any exclusivity,...
10-16-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 13,094
Posted By Lenton58

An excellent point. Some of us riding vintage...

An excellent point. Some of us riding vintage steel frames are in the game for the whole salad mix of obsolete, arcane and fading technologies of the past. Don't even bother asking me if I am going...
10-08-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,238
Posted By Lenton58

A friend holding my red Gazelle AB. Mr friend was...

A friend holding my red Gazelle AB. Mr friend was riding my blue Dawes Atlantis — behind the Gazelle....
10-08-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,381
Posted By Lenton58

The Hardware looks GREAT. Get some wax or WD40 in...

The Hardware looks GREAT. Get some wax or WD40 in it to help keep corrosion off it. Some may laugh off WD40, but I recently saw a vid that said unpainted rockets (to save weight) were slavered in WD...
10-08-19, 05:53 AM
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Views: 6,238
Posted By Lenton58

Damn right it counts! I want one!

Damn right it counts! I want one!
10-08-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,137
Posted By Lenton58

I've put MKS Sylvan Lites on every bike I've had...

I've put MKS Sylvan Lites on every bike I've had for 25 years. They look good and right on vintage bikes ... really light, and they do not cost very much. They are basically not rebuildable — or at...
10-08-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 13,094
Posted By Lenton58

IMHO, the answer to the OP is this: get over it,...

IMHO, the answer to the OP is this: get over it, or pay out some dosh and convert to clincher. Every tubular user eventually works out their own formula for ease of care and welfare. No single method...
10-08-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,651
Posted By Lenton58

Well. I am a total newbie at action camming ......

Well. I am a total newbie at action camming ... but what about just globing the camera on the helmet with duct tape like I do with my 'burner" diode lamp ?? works great on the light and it's heavier...
10-08-19, 03:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,055
Posted By Lenton58

I don't live in the coldest of climates, but it...

I don't live in the coldest of climates, but it does freeze up at sea-level. I use old SKI WEAR. I have cotton layers underneath an insulated ski anorak, and then a zipped ski jacket wind shell....
10-08-19, 03:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,381
Posted By Lenton58

After initial applications of Profide, assuming...

After initial applications of Profide, assuming this was done when new to both top and underside, I'd just get to a tack shop and buy saddle soap. It cleans without further softening the leather and...
10-08-19, 03:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,481
Posted By Lenton58

Yours is one of the most affective stories I have...

Yours is one of the most affective stories I have ever read about cycling. It's obvious that you have a lot physical courage and tough mental fortitude (what's the difference? :))) You say one thing...
10-05-19, 06:19 AM
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Posted By Lenton58

1994 — Trek 960: rode it around town so much I...

1994 — Trek 960: rode it around town so much I replaced almost everything from 2 to 4 times. 'True Temper' frame. I've not bought a new bicycle from a shop since, but I have lot more bikes.
10-05-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,568
Posted By Lenton58

I'd grab it for the frame — if it FITS!! I...

I'd grab it for the frame — if it FITS!!

I like the lugs, and my info says the tubing was comparable with other double-butted brands used in sports / racing. It's a project waiting. Strip it down...
10-05-19, 05:14 AM
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Views: 5,481
Posted By Lenton58

When you look at a bicycle, you see the most...

When you look at a bicycle, you see the most elegant machine ever invented. When you look at a sports / racing bicycle, the elegance and beauty is multiplied. When you ride it and your body is...
02-09-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,259
Posted By Lenton58

The revival of this thread has got me squirming,...

The revival of this thread has got me squirming, but sneaking the Dawes Atlantis into the bike garage last November has reduced my WAF account to zero ... or maybe overdrawn.

Some thoughts:
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01-06-19, 09:55 PM
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Posted By Lenton58

The levees on Japan's river floodplains can make...

The levees on Japan's river floodplains can make nice places for peaceful riding. My fellow Canadian and I went for our first ride of the new year using my Gazelle AB and Dawes Atlantis. It was...
01-06-19, 09:31 PM
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Views: 65,966
Posted By Lenton58

THE MOST UNUSUAL TIRE REPAIR EVER When I was in...

THE MOST UNUSUAL TIRE REPAIR EVER
When I was in grade seven (back in the Cretaceous) our class had a most eccentric home-room teacher — an Oxford graduate, WWII vet, calligrapher and composer of...
01-06-19, 08:22 PM
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Posted By Lenton58

Thanks jim ... great to see old friends and meet...

Thanks jim ... great to see old friends and meet new ones. Other life-stuff had my attention for a time, but it didn't keep me out of the bike shed — and gluing cheaper tubs :)))
01-06-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,765
Posted By Lenton58

I have three steel bikes on the road, and one...

I have three steel bikes on the road, and one aluminum. I am not interested in plastic, but I have nothing to dislike about them either. I started collecting with what I still have. All the frames...
01-06-19, 06:08 AM
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Posted By Lenton58

IMHO, you may be obsessing a little too much....

IMHO, you may be obsessing a little too much. There is more difference/variance due to tire pressures than anything you are worried about vis a vis your question. If I were you, I'd just take the...
10-26-18, 02:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,373
Posted By Lenton58

In recent years, I have been satisfied with a...

In recent years, I have been satisfied with a smaller big ring and organizing a close-ratio set of options using a vintage freewheel. It has made shifting smoother and I the selections suit my...
10-26-18, 01:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 998
Posted By Lenton58

I've had a Vitus 979 for many years. If I ride...

I've had a Vitus 979 for many years. If I ride it in the rain, I towel off the frame and then think about when it was I last waxed it. So far so good.

A couple of points reflecting some things...
08-17-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 876
Views: 145,568
Posted By Lenton58

That foto is magnificent! THANKS .. makes me very...

That foto is magnificent! THANKS .. makes me very home sick for the Pacific NW, although I'm from North of the 49th. ... Lorne/Lenton58 in Sendai, Japan.
08-16-18, 05:50 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,740
Posted By Lenton58

Uuhh ...no. I carry a very small pump and a spare...

Uuhh ...no. I carry a very small pump and a spare tub in my bum bag. I cycle on the cheaper tubulars. As things have turned out, my flats have happened when most the rubber has nearly worn off. So,...
08-16-18, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,687
Posted By Lenton58

The Atlantis has a place in British cycling...

The Atlantis has a place in British cycling history as Dawes' flagship model. The frames were hand assembled in a separate production line — if memory serves. There is a forum somewhere that features...
08-16-18, 02:50 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,740
Posted By Lenton58

I like tubs, and I don't have an argument to...

I like tubs, and I don't have an argument to challenge any claims for clinchers. All three of my current road bikes are on tubs, and they started out with them right after being built up with the...
08-16-18, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 157,298
Posted By Lenton58

My opinion: yes, ALL of it, and down to the bone...

My opinion: yes, ALL of it, and down to the bone when the glue is browned off and dry. I use a wire wheel on the hardened, brown stuff. If it is still a bit pliable, I soften the glue with acetone...
08-16-18, 02:28 AM
Replies: 1,715
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Posted By Lenton58

I agree. You might get away with 60 psi if your...

I agree. You might get away with 60 psi if your gauge is accurate. But why? I weigh 74 kg. I use about 100 in the rear ... or whatever is needed to rid of any distortion on the road with my sitting...
07-09-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 71,010
Posted By Lenton58

Hello reelsteel: I can only say that I was...

Hello reelsteel: I can only say that I was startled when I saw the pictures of your Di Bartolomei. Every detail appears to be the same as my "SIMPLON 4 Star”, even down to the paint design. The...
09-04-16, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 298,385
Posted By Lenton58

Brilliant! Beautifully done. Congrats. A machine...

Brilliant! Beautifully done. Congrats. A machine to envy.
09-04-16, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 298,385
Posted By Lenton58

WOW! I want one!! It resembles the once...

WOW! I want one!!

It resembles the once ubiquitous orange Japanese post office bikes that are now out of service (AFAIK). I met an owner at a convenience store the other day who was riding a very...
08-10-16, 09:18 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 36,836
Posted By Lenton58

I have one — maybe two. They don't fit on any...

I have one — maybe two. They don't fit on any frame. They sort of flop around when mounted. I've been meaning to start a thread about this. I trie to see if I can screw in the bolt more, but I can't...
07-26-16, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 208,782
Posted By Lenton58

I've just been reading back in the posts and...

I've just been reading back in the posts and noticed some concern from 'catsters' over the carnivorous predations of their pets. This got me remembering:

Back in the days my mother cared for...
07-26-16, 03:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,748
Posted By Lenton58

It may not work out very well here on "Mars" ......

It may not work out very well here on "Mars" ... but this is an excellent suggestion! NOTHING is gonna get me back on clinchers!

I lie ... a modern Ultegra wheel-set awaits my Woodrup if I ever...
07-21-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,457
Posted By Lenton58

The Allez — extremely yummy and definitely a bike...

The Allez — extremely yummy and definitely a bike that strikes up envy! I do not feel that way about too many bikes!
07-20-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,987
Posted By Lenton58

WOW! I don't know your age, but your performance...

WOW! I don't know your age, but your performance seems impressive great for any vintage. Keep going, mate! ... even if you have to slow up a bit. I am impressed!
07-18-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,748
Posted By Lenton58

I could not agree more, otherwise I'd not be the ...

I could not agree more, otherwise I'd not be the exiled, ex-pat ... never able to afford to return to the natural magnificence of my homeland that has been in the fibre of my being since childhood....
07-18-16, 06:36 AM
Replies: 809
Views: 65,966
Posted By Lenton58

Probably not, but I don't even think of the cost...

Probably not, but I don't even think of the cost factor, given that the lower-end tubulars are not very expensive. I am on a very tight budget. I notice these things. I buy cheap tubs, and I still...
07-17-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,748
Posted By Lenton58

That's something I overlooked in my post above....

That's something I overlooked in my post above. In Japan, shops that resell used goods are pretty thin on the ground. There are some national chain stores that resell all sorts of stuff, but very...
07-17-16, 07:41 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,082
Posted By Lenton58

What an amazing display of skill and patience —...

What an amazing display of skill and patience — all of you! I am so very impressed and rather humbled. Just have to say!
07-17-16, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,748
Posted By Lenton58

The sad and real fact is that a bicycle IS the...

The sad and real fact is that a bicycle IS the wheel set! If you buy a bike to flip, you buy the wheet-set. If it is dodgy, you dodge the sale. If you have a garage filled to the tits with old and...
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