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06-23-15, 08:11 AM
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Posted By 753proguy

These bikes are like Bugatti Royales. You can't...

These bikes are like Bugatti Royales. You can't pay too much for one, you can only pay it too early!
06-23-15, 08:10 AM
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Posted By 753proguy

I don't think Cardiff by the Sea ever got set up....

I don't think Cardiff by the Sea ever got set up. Story goes that the morning Mario died he was on his way to pick up a surface plate to commence work in the San Diego area.
My guess from the eBay...
06-23-15, 07:47 AM
Replies: 56
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Posted By 753proguy

The owner vetted it out on CR prior to listing on...

The owner vetted it out on CR prior to listing on Ebay. The general consensus is that it's real.[/QUOTE]

Thanks. My CR contacts are saying the same thing. Dang. What a bike.... It's also here in...
06-22-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,814
Posted By 753proguy

... which is another Waterford-built unit (used...

... which is another Waterford-built unit (used to be a Yip-san), I think.
06-22-15, 09:55 PM
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Posted By 753proguy

.. and a lot of the Rivs have now returned to...

.. and a lot of the Rivs have now returned to Waterford as the builder, fwiw.....
06-22-15, 09:39 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By 753proguy

[/QUOTE] This is for sale again on eBay....

[/QUOTE]

This is for sale again on eBay. Currently at about $9600.00.

Is it real, or a fake???? The S/N looks like "F7" to me. Weird....
05-25-15, 08:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,896
Posted By 753proguy

Yep.

Yep.
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Views: 2,008
Posted By 753proguy

This...

This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Is the guy phishing for you to value the bike for him? Be careful....
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Views: 1,389
Posted By 753proguy

This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Posted By 753proguy

The Brits. loved verts. They were TT-bike crazy....

The Brits. loved verts. They were TT-bike crazy. They used them in the 1970s extensively. This has been repainted (probably multiple times) so braze-ons don't mean much as they could have been added...
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Posted By 753proguy

It does not look like a Cinelli, or like a...

It does not look like a Cinelli, or like a Windsor, or like a Raysport.

Probably American or British, small builder, circa mid-1970s. Ask about BB shell width and threading. If it is BSC, that...
05-25-15, 07:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,896
Posted By 753proguy

Which is precisely why ridiculously-short cranks...

Which is precisely why ridiculously-short cranks work well for him.

New Yorkers seem to often think they are always right. Don't buy it! YMMV. Make your own decisions. That's what we do out here...
05-25-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By 753proguy

A sample size of one means precisely nothing,...

A sample size of one means precisely nothing, unfortunately. Please don't advocate that your experience is at all applicable to anyone else (is all I ask). it isn't. I see you are from NYC....
05-25-15, 05:50 PM
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Posted By 753proguy

Again, your experience. Not anyone else's. I can...

Again, your experience. Not anyone else's. I can tell you with 100% confidence that you are an extreme outlier. Extreme outliers prove nothing, to be completely honest. Use what works for you.

I...
05-25-15, 05:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,896
Posted By 753proguy

...For you! I said initially it is about...

...For you!

I said initially it is about leg length, then you tune to personal preference from there (in small increments!).

Zinn puts me on 185s, iirc. Crazy. I have only one friend that...
05-25-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,896
Posted By 753proguy

What "evidence?" Jan Heine? That's one person's...

What "evidence?" Jan Heine? That's one person's opinion. And he only sells one length of crank arms.....

Women have proportionally more leg length per inch of body height than men. My wife is one...
05-25-15, 03:35 PM
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Views: 3,896
Posted By 753proguy

Hi Chas: track riders use 165s so they don't...

Hi Chas:

track riders use 165s so they don't suffer a pedal strike on the uphill side and crash! I've seen it happen a few times, even with 165s!

I ride 175s on the road, and I am 6' 2" tall...
07-15-14, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 996
Posted By 753proguy

If that's what he has, it's not 'an early one.' ...

If that's what he has, it's not 'an early one.'

Is that what you have, 14?
07-15-14, 11:52 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,584
Posted By 753proguy

Yes, but not for many, many years, right? It was...

Yes, but not for many, many years, right? It was a fad with the Tri-geeks.

Some smaller-framed (non-tri-specific) road bikes also are out there, but with the (recent) exception of the Terry Telus...
07-15-14, 11:34 AM
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Views: 2,677
Posted By 753proguy

Best-looking? Tough to say. ...

Best-looking? Tough to say.

Best-functioning? The Clash, or perhaps Tower of Power.
07-15-14, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 996
Posted By 753proguy

I'm not familiar with a 28-inch Continental. Do...

I'm not familiar with a 28-inch Continental. Do you mean frame size? They were typically 22" 24" 26" in that department. 27-inch wheel size.

I would echo what others are saying: keep the finish...
07-15-14, 11:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,062
Posted By 753proguy

28 is a nice compromise, and will fit pretty...

28 is a nice compromise, and will fit pretty well, even on 'racing' frames built before about 1980 or so.
We are running the Grand Bois EL 28 tires on one bike now. So far, so good. We have several...
07-15-14, 11:08 AM
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Views: 4,062
Posted By 753proguy

OK, finally deciphered that one. Tsk, tsk. I...

OK, finally deciphered that one. Tsk, tsk. I cannot approve of such bawdiness....
07-15-14, 11:04 AM
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Views: 4,062
Posted By 753proguy

My experience is that more than a true 25 on...

My experience is that more than a true 25 on frames like that is risky. Don't forget that wheels go out of true, let alone can break a spoke....
07-15-14, 11:02 AM
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Views: 4,062
Posted By 753proguy

I liked all of the talk about the FMB 25s on the...

I liked all of the talk about the FMB 25s on the cobbles stage last week (on NBCSN)!

Big, big difference between those two tires, though (FMB vs. Challenge). There's a reason that the FMBs cost...
07-14-14, 08:04 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,584
Posted By 753proguy

As they say, your mileage may vary. I think...

As they say, your mileage may vary. I think Paselas are truer to size now than they were years ago, and as always, rim width matters, but I have a bike with 700 x 35 Paselas, (which are also marked...
07-13-14, 10:31 PM
07-13-14, 10:11 PM
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Posted By 753proguy

Avocet paid for some 1-inch, and even 7/8-inch...

Avocet paid for some 1-inch, and even 7/8-inch slicks to be made, way back when. Pretty narrow. I'd stay with 1-inch or wider, personally. We used to set up a lot of our 'fast' bikes with 1 & 1/8"...
07-13-14, 10:05 PM
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Posted By 753proguy

What we don't see, though, is high-performance...

What we don't see, though, is high-performance 27-inch tires. No new high-end tires are being molded in 27-inch, as far as I know. I wish there were just one super-high-performance 27-inch tire. 27 x...
07-13-14, 09:52 PM
Replies: 82
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Posted By 753proguy

Where is 650c common, these days? Not in my...

Where is 650c common, these days? Not in my universe...
07-13-14, 09:49 PM
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Posted By 753proguy

The tires are marked with their ETRTO dimensions,...

The tires are marked with their ETRTO dimensions, but I get your point.

(A-nother Mechanical Design and Release Engineer).
06-26-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By 753proguy

So if you already know, why ask, if I may ask? ...

So if you already know, why ask, if I may ask?

It's not like that decal was used for 8.6 months in mid-1983 and never again.... ;-)

1981-1988, then, is my new guess. When were MA-40s first...
06-26-14, 04:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,998
Posted By 753proguy

Correct again. Two-for-two!

Correct again. Two-for-two!
06-26-14, 04:34 PM
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Views: 1,998
Posted By 753proguy

Precisely.

Precisely.
06-26-14, 04:32 PM
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Views: 1,998
Posted By 753proguy

In Nigeria? And then what? They spoof e-mail...

In Nigeria? And then what? They spoof e-mail addresses and use stolen cell 'phones that are not traceable.....
06-26-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,819
Posted By 753proguy

That bike is way too big for whoever is riding...

That bike is way too big for whoever is riding it. I'll be there this weekend to get rid of it for them. I'll give 'em 100 bucks for the parts value....

Need more pics.!
06-26-14, 04:17 PM
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Views: 470
Posted By 753proguy

My guess would be about 1980, but that is just a...

My guess would be about 1980, but that is just a SWAG.
05-23-14, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,596
Posted By 753proguy

I call the late no-patent ones 1986-1987. 'Pat....

I call the late no-patent ones 1986-1987. 'Pat. 11' is 1985, then no markings after that.
FWIW, crank arms kept using that system until about 1990 (on other models after '87).
1x = 1985
2x = 1986...
05-23-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 15,280
Posted By 753proguy

Uh, again, no. 260g. is the published weight. NOS...

Uh, again, no. 260g. is the published weight. NOS ones weigh 268g. (in this particular case). Track ones would weigh even less. Your memory is faulty, sorry.
05-23-14, 11:52 AM
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Views: 15,280
Posted By 753proguy

Everest made both types....

Everest made both types....
05-23-14, 11:43 AM
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Views: 5,781
Posted By 753proguy

His-n-hers? Cool.....

His-n-hers? Cool.....
05-23-14, 11:28 AM
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Views: 15,280
Posted By 753proguy

Uh, no, sorry (on the SR road pedals). Just...

Uh, no, sorry (on the SR road pedals). Just weighed an NOS pair. 268 grams, including all four toe clip bolts and washers.
You may be confusing SR with SL?
05-23-14, 11:22 AM
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Posted By 753proguy

For the down tube? If so, for non-oversized,...

For the down tube?

If so, for non-oversized, try about 27 mm tall.
For OS steel, more like about 30 mm tall.
YMMV.
04-26-14, 09:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 15,280
Posted By 753proguy

That's quite a lot of incorrect info. there..... ...

That's quite a lot of incorrect info. there.....

20 pounds 'was it for a steel framed bike?' No way. My wife's Columbus SL Gooch weighs 20 pounds even, with no ti bits. My 753 Team Pro is right at...
04-26-14, 09:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 15,280
Posted By 753proguy

1974 or perhaps 1975 was when Reynolds 753...

1974 or perhaps 1975 was when Reynolds 753 debuted (on Raleigh Team Pros., at first).

Columbus KL is super-thin as well. 150-pound rider limit (which we ignored, of course...).
04-26-14, 09:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 15,280
Posted By 753proguy

P.S. Regina Titanium freewheel and Regina...

P.S.

Regina Titanium freewheel and Regina Titanium chain. way cool, but cost a weeks' wages. Each. At wholesale.
04-26-14, 09:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 15,280
Posted By 753proguy

Not produced until 1983. The last project that...

Not produced until 1983. The last project that involved the Old Man....
04-26-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 15,280
Posted By 753proguy

It LISTS for ridiculous prices, Doesn't...

It LISTS for ridiculous prices, Doesn't sell......... Barry Scott does not a market make.

I love Zeus, but most of their stuff was pretty low-precision crap. The exceptions are the lovely Zeus...
04-26-14, 09:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 15,280
Posted By 753proguy

Duralca. Also, I call BS on the SR pedals...

Duralca. Also, I call BS on the SR pedals flexing. I don't buy it. Still riding mine, decades later. They don't break, either.
04-26-14, 09:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 15,280
Posted By 753proguy

17.9 pounds (Raleigh Team Pro 753 with all the...

17.9 pounds (Raleigh Team Pro 753 with all the trimmings). Mine has mostly Super Record, but an OMAS Ti BB, Ti/AL Cobra brake caliper bits, 24-spoke wheels with weigh-almost-nothing Fiamme Ergal...
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