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Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,703
Posted By jamesdak

All the pics I have of the Serotta are in this...

All the pics I have of the Serotta are in this gallery:

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/serotta&page=all
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By jamesdak

Shhhh..... don't tell our secrets. The more they...

Shhhh..... don't tell our secrets. The more they upgrade to the new "better" stuff the more used great ol' gear is available to those of us that know the truth. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By jamesdak

Completely rebuildable if needed though, that's...

Completely rebuildable if needed though, that's the beauty of Campagnolo!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,703
Posted By jamesdak

I picked up a mid 80's Colnago last year with the...

I picked up a mid 80's Colnago last year with the original Victory friction shifting groupset. Found it balky, dead feeling and poor shifting. The classic over-shift and then adjust back. Stripped...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,703
Posted By jamesdak

No worries, some of us are just mere mortals and...

No worries, some of us are just mere mortals and can't flex all our steel bikes enough to make them ghost shift. Most of us aren't cycling demi-gods. Just average joe's that can enjoy steel bikes...
01-18-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By jamesdak

Well, just a little update. I had goggled for a...

Well, just a little update. I had goggled for a paint match to the Gios Blue and saw more than one posters state the Sinful Color's Endless Blue nail polish was a perfect match. Started repairing...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 465,089
Posted By jamesdak

A lot more steel

Haven't posted since 2019, have a lot more steel since then in the stable and being ridden.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,703
Posted By jamesdak

All the Serotta catalogs are here. Serotta...

All the Serotta catalogs are here.

Serotta Catalogs (https://forums.thepaceline.net/forumdisplay.php?f=18)

And don't listen to all the silly nonsense about how superior today's C.F. bikes are....
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By jamesdak

Right?! I'd make an offer but I think it...

Right?!

I'd make an offer but I think it would come off as an insult to the seller. Being the Lemond nut I am I'd happily go more than what I think it's worth but it would still be well under the...
01-17-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By jamesdak

That is such a COOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLL bike!

That is such a COOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLL bike!
01-17-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, I will be adding a Pashley path racer style...

Yep, I will be adding a Pashley path racer style bike to the stable.
01-17-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By jamesdak

Can't really help much as I haven't figured out...

Can't really help much as I haven't figured out mine either. One suggestion I can make is to contact Billato with the serial number and see if they can tell if it's one they made. Roberto Billata...
01-16-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,270
Posted By jamesdak

?? I didn't see any warning for either..... ...

?? I didn't see any warning for either.....

I checked the old links I had for old Orbea Catalogs but it doesn't seem to be working now. I'll dig into the archives to see if I can find something...
01-16-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,270
Posted By jamesdak

Fair number of catalogs and brochures at...

Fair number of catalogs and brochures at retrobike....


Road Magazine & Catalogue Scans Forum | Retrobike (http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=38)
01-16-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By jamesdak

I dig it!!

I dig it!!
01-15-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By jamesdak

This is most likely the right geometry info for...

This is most likely the right geometry info for your bike,

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/764x1024/s_l1600_f9453e32b29fde745bfbe7573e71d3de83b0820b.jpg
01-15-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, the Lemonds all have the tubing type stamped...

Yep, the Lemonds all have the tubing type stamped on the bottom with the size. The decal not having dates would make me suspect a repaint. Not a bad thing in my book as long as the frame is solid. ...
01-15-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By jamesdak

Is there a model name on the chainstay or the top...

Is there a model name on the chainstay or the top tube? Does it have the Columbus SL decal?

I would have thought the driveside chainstay would be chromed if SL.

I can't open the picture...
01-15-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By jamesdak

Ok, so that is one of the Italian built Lemonds...

Ok, so that is one of the Italian built Lemonds done by Billato. Should date between 1988 and 1993ish time frame. The last couple of years they went to mainly Excell tubing and the Logo changed....
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By jamesdak

Wow, so I take it everyone is as stumped as me...

Wow, so I take it everyone is as stumped as me for a true value?
01-12-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By jamesdak

These were originally spec'd with a Suntour Ultra...

These were originally spec'd with a Suntour Ultra 6 speed 13-22T cassette. This is close as it's a 13-23T 6 speed. Never measured but I'm pretty sure these are 126mm on the rear.

I got if from a...
01-11-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,933
Posted By jamesdak

My mid 80's Super has room for the Continental...

My mid 80's Super has room for the Continental 4000s II 700 x 28 tires which we all know measure out around 30mm wide normally. Bring on the gravel!! :D
...
01-10-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 206,937
Posted By jamesdak

Very, very nice! I take it that's the original...

Very, very nice! I take it that's the original saddle, housing, bar tape, etc? Mine came all original too except for the saddle and wheels.

I'll share a pic of mine again as I just shot this...
01-10-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By jamesdak

New shoes on my beautiful Fuji Opus III

Every since I picked this up I've been looking for a set of the original tubular wheels to go on this. Finally gave up and just started looking for a nice set of Superbe hubbed tubulars. Found a...
01-09-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23,834
Views: 2,792,658
Posted By jamesdak

So, so true! I put hundreds into a AMF Hercules...

So, so true! I put hundreds into a AMF Hercules a couple of years back not counting my time and work. In the end I had a really nice working 3-speed that still looked rough cosmetically and was...
01-09-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,933
Posted By jamesdak

Not because of the Bob Jackson issue but I did...

Not because of the Bob Jackson issue but I did place an order for my Pashley last week. Probably be months before I see it but the order is in.
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By jamesdak

Lemond Team Z/Calfee built frame, real value?

So this caught my eye a while ago but too me the price seems crazy high. Seller is asking $3000. Now you all know me, I'm a Lemond nut. I've seen these come up before and last year a fully built one...
01-08-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,018
Posted By jamesdak

Still slowly hacking away at this. Acetone does...

Still slowly hacking away at this. Acetone does attack that red lining paint but it takes a lot of work and it's hard to get into the area around the lugs to really get at the paint. Moving on from...
01-08-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,933
Posted By jamesdak

Well, back in the day Bob Jackson bought the...

Well, back in the day Bob Jackson bought the Merlin Brand and then eventually "killed" it. Is this Karma?

Not that I have any thing against Bob Jackson. I had one for years and loved it. It was...
01-03-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,931
Posted By jamesdak

IDK, it may just blend in with everything else...

IDK, it may just blend in with everything else going on with it. ;)
01-03-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,460
Posted By jamesdak

I lived in Germany during the mid 80's. The...

I lived in Germany during the mid 80's. The Peugeot 205 GTI was the hot Peugeot then. I still lust after one.
...
01-03-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By jamesdak

Ahhh, good ol' Fairfax County. Rode my first...

Ahhh, good ol' Fairfax County. Rode my first bike as a child there. Now, no amount of money could ever get me back, LOL!!!

Glad to see this is happening though!
01-03-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,460
Posted By jamesdak

Maybe? ...

Maybe?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/27695619@N02/37407386782/in/dateposted-public/

or...
...
01-02-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,018
Posted By jamesdak

Crank about ready now to go back on. ...

Crank about ready now to go back on.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/crankset_b1583d4e8d410de1904c1460a4b243c3894b5c21.jpg
01-02-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,460
Posted By jamesdak

I've got some "modern" merino wool pieces I...

I've got some "modern" merino wool pieces I bought around 10 years ago. The only issue is the Minus 33 baselayer has a couple of small holes in it that I think are wear from the HR Strap. ...
01-02-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,460
Posted By jamesdak

Right!! I'm always hunting down kit stuff...

Right!!

I'm always hunting down kit stuff to match the color schemes on my bike just 'cause. Not trying to be anybody but me but also not caring what anyone thinks, LOL!
...
01-01-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,931
Posted By jamesdak

LOL, yeah I really do know what it is. It's just...

LOL, yeah I really do know what it is. It's just not the beauty my old Peugeot was that I "trekked" all over Germany when I lived there in the 80's.
01-01-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,460
Posted By jamesdak

LOL, No weather stops a happy, positive cyclist....

LOL, No weather stops a happy, positive cyclist. :)

Embrace the cold, the rain, free your soul!
...
01-01-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,460
Posted By jamesdak

ME!! :P ...

ME!! :P

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x754/54_c470465698a31828b5ba6c3532142bfbb8cd0ac0.jpg
The horror, a seatpost that puts the saddle where my knees need it. LOL!
...
01-01-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,931
Posted By jamesdak

This this is butt ugly! Replaced my too small...

This this is butt ugly! Replaced my too small english 3 speed and the Orbea Cabestany set up for gravel this this beast. What ever this beast it. Found it locally for next to nothing and it was a...
01-01-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,187
Posted By jamesdak

Was so tempted to take this out today but glad I...

Was so tempted to take this out today but glad I didn't. Lots of ice along the route today. Not worried about possibly wrecking ol' Jake the Snake.
01-01-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,460
Posted By jamesdak

Excuses, excuses.... :rolleyes: 25 miles...

Excuses, excuses.... :rolleyes:

25 miles this morning with an avg temp of 25 degrees. I'm a happy cyclist!
...
01-01-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,187
Posted By jamesdak

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x751/concorde30_809ccfb1f46cb48e0d7f6afb260f95db812aa83b.jpg...
01-01-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,460
Posted By jamesdak

Wow, 10 pages of complaining and still going....

Wow, 10 pages of complaining and still going. Ya'll need to step away from your computers and take a bike out. You might not be in such a fussy mood afterwards. ;)
12-31-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,381
Posted By jamesdak

So, when I was researching a Miche hubbed wheel...

So, when I was researching a Miche hubbed wheel set from Velomine one thing I found was several other instances of people having the Miche QR's slip. I figured it was no big deal if I just made...
12-31-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,826
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, and easier to find from my limited searching...

Yep, and easier to find from my limited searching so far.
12-31-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,826
Posted By jamesdak

Dude! I show want to find super relaxed Path...

Dude! I show want to find super relaxed Path Racer this year like the "Guv'nor".
12-30-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,460
Posted By jamesdak

https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-parts/bike-t...

https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-parts/bike-tyres/ :roflmao2: Sorry, couldn't resist.
12-29-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,460
Posted By jamesdak

What really bugs me is not having something that...

What really bugs me is not having something that bugs me.... I feel so alone..... LOL!
12-29-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,435
Posted By jamesdak

LOL, if i tracked money spent vs money received...

LOL, if i tracked money spent vs money received on my bike buys and sales it would probably stop my playing in this world. I enjoy getting different bikes, I enjoy fixing them up, I enjoy riding...
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