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08-16-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By gearbasher

I've taken a photo of my bike and put it up on my...

I've taken a photo of my bike and put it up on my monitor. Then opened another window with automotive paint chips from various sites. I looked for the closest match. It wasn't perfect, but it passed...
08-10-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 736
Posted By gearbasher

Now that's an oxymoron. In the words of Jack ...

Now that's an oxymoron.
In the words of Jack LaLanne: "If it tastes good, spit it out."
08-06-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By gearbasher

I use wireless odometers (the cheaper ones)....

I use wireless odometers (the cheaper ones). They're prone to interference. Every now and then my top speed would read over 75MPH. Once, while setting one up, I was watching TV and when I hit the TV...
08-06-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By gearbasher

Correct. But, my brain stopped at 10 speeds. It...

Correct. But, my brain stopped at 10 speeds. It was just luck I remembered 11. Man, I remember when a 12 speed was 6 in the back and two up front.
08-05-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By gearbasher

Silver Record freehub. Those are sought after. It...

Silver Record freehub. Those are sought after. It will take 9-11 9-12 speed. I don't know what that ring is on the inboard side of the body. Maybe a spacer put there when they converted it to 8...
08-02-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By gearbasher

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but a ten...

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but a ten speed cassette will not fit on an 8 speed freehub. See: https://branfordbike.com/new-page-1
You would need a new freehub body (most likely an different...
07-30-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By gearbasher

Just like sovende said. I try to get the chain...

Just like sovende said. I try to get the chain whips as close together as possible. So, one on the smallest cog that you're removing and the other on the next one up if it'll fit. If not, then on the...
07-29-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By gearbasher

Do you have room to move the wheel forward in the...

Do you have room to move the wheel forward in the dropouts? That will raise the rim slightly in relation to the pads.

Edit: If you can get a set of post 2000 Campy pads (BR-RE700) and holders,...
07-29-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By gearbasher

Bob Jackson frames '98/'99

Cleaning house (well trying) and I found thses. Maybe someone will appreciate them....
07-29-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,301
Posted By gearbasher

I didn't put it up for discussion. Just for the...

I didn't put it up for discussion. Just for the humor. And C&V people are the only ones on this forum with a sense of humor.
07-29-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,153
Posted By gearbasher

I would just like to clarify, that is not my...

I would just like to clarify, that is not my method. I was doing a "pic assist" for the op. It was his first thought on the subject and I advised against it.
07-29-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,301
Posted By gearbasher

I hate to admit the truth

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07-28-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By gearbasher

For the shifters, grab them by the tip and wiggle...

For the shifters, grab them by the tip and wiggle in and out. They usually come loose that way. Is that a celeste Bianchi in the background of the last pic?
07-27-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,153
Posted By gearbasher

Pic assist. I get squeamish when it comes to...

Pic assist. I get squeamish when it comes to steering/handlebar mods. I would advise against this. Can you get a stem with shorter height?...
07-27-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,153
Posted By gearbasher

I can't find it. Go to your user profile and...

I can't find it. Go to your user profile and create a picture album and post the pic there. It will be easy for others to find.
07-23-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By gearbasher

If you look at the catalogs on Bob Hovey's site:...

If you look at the catalogs on Bob Hovey's site: Masi Catalogs (http://bhovey.com/Masi/MasiCatalogs/MasiCatalogs.htm), it looks like they appeared in '77.
07-22-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,139
Posted By gearbasher

Yeah, but I thought there was only going to be 2...

Yeah, but I thought there was only going to be 2 votes for "On a regular basis".
07-22-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,139
Posted By gearbasher

merziac seems to be doing most of the defense on...

merziac seems to be doing most of the defense on this thread that I started. Much appreciated. I've said this before and caught hell for it. But I'll say it again, there are a number of things on...
07-21-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,139
Posted By gearbasher

Yes, I would remove it just to regrease the...

Yes, I would remove it just to regrease the threads. This would assure it can be easily removed when it needs to be replaced. 15 minutes of preventive maintenance can save hours of frustration.
07-21-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,139
Posted By gearbasher

I think that one falls into the on a regular...

I think that one falls into the on a regular basis option.
07-21-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,139
Posted By gearbasher

Good idea, only I can't figure out how to add it...

Good idea, only I can't figure out how to add it or it won't let me. Anyhow, that might fall into the only if damaged option.
07-21-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,139
Posted By gearbasher

Bottom Bracket Fixed Cup Maint/Removal

It seems merziac and I are in the minority when it comes to bottom bracket fixed cups ( see https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1255321-campy-bb-removal-left-right-pull.html ). So, here's a...
07-20-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 712
Posted By gearbasher

Since this thread is almost dead, it's time for...

Since this thread is almost dead, it's time for my two cents.
First off, congrats to the OP for the successful removal of the BB.
Now, I'm I firm believer in completely removing, cleaning and...
07-17-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By gearbasher

The OP can just get an Italian threaded frame.

The OP can just get an Italian threaded frame.
07-12-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 372,744
Posted By gearbasher

I just watched "The Sand Pebbles" with Steve...

I just watched "The Sand Pebbles" with Steve McQueen. I got interested in what was fact or fiction. So, surfing around for info, I saw this pic of McQueen:
...
07-11-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,616
Posted By gearbasher

Alien abduction?

Alien abduction?
07-10-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By gearbasher

Looks like a crack to me.

Looks like a crack to me.
07-10-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,616
Posted By gearbasher

My guess: Dragged by a car with the rear wheel...

My guess: Dragged by a car with the rear wheel grinding on a concrete curb.
07-09-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By gearbasher

I prefer a thicker oil, also. Makes the freehub a...

I prefer a thicker oil, also. Makes the freehub a little quieter. My favorite is Finish Line Wet.
07-07-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,533
Posted By gearbasher

Here's a test on Sheldon Brown's site ...

Here's a test on Sheldon Brown's site

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/rinard_forktest.html

If I'm reading it right, the straight blade Colnago fork has the same deflection as the Merckx and...
07-05-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,487
Posted By gearbasher

In addition to the above post. If you want to...

In addition to the above post. If you want to double the mileage, you can ride out to Point Lookout. But, you have to ride over (*what I called in an early post) "The Cheese Grater". Here's a photo...
07-05-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,487
Posted By gearbasher

Out here, there is a ride we call the "short...

Out here, there is a ride we call the "short loop" to the Rockaways. It's 32 miles for me and I cross 9 different bridges. Also, I only have to cross the first one, twice. Well, I did that ride today...
06-30-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,533
Posted By gearbasher

Don't feel bad if you're oblivious. They say...

Don't feel bad if you're oblivious. They say "ignorance is bliss". Then I must be happiest person on the face of the earth. I rode with a guy who wouldn't patch his tubes because he said he could...
06-29-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,533
Posted By gearbasher

And then there's Hetchins: ...

And then there's Hetchins:

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06-29-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,533
Posted By gearbasher

Looking at old Colnago catalogues, in '88 the...

Looking at old Colnago catalogues, in '88 the forks on all models were still raked. In '89 there was a mix of straight and raked forks, depending on model.
06-26-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 372,744
Posted By gearbasher

If I remember the movie correctly Two corrupt...

If I remember the movie correctly
Two corrupt cops are making a deal with the Mafia. The cops set up a meet in Central Park. This way the mob can't bring in any cars and they can have their radio...
06-23-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,487
Posted By gearbasher

There's a steel deck bridge I occasionally ride...

There's a steel deck bridge I occasionally ride over. It scares the crap out of me. We call it "The Cheese Grater".
06-22-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,487
Posted By gearbasher

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Sorry, I'm dyslexic.
06-18-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,400
Posted By gearbasher

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-18-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,400
Posted By gearbasher

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06-16-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By gearbasher

It appears to me at one point it was touching the...

It appears to me at one point it was touching the shell.

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06-15-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 597
Posted By gearbasher

I have Campy 9 & 10 speeds on all my bikes. I...

I have Campy 9 & 10 speeds on all my bikes. I stay on the small chainring 99% of the time and I'm always cross-chaining. No ill effects.
06-15-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By gearbasher

I've used the eBay "cork" tape. I actually like...

I've used the eBay "cork" tape. I actually like it better than the real Cinelli cork. Mainly because I only use white and it stays cleaner.
06-15-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By gearbasher

What he said, BTW: CPSC stands for Consumer...

What he said,
BTW: CPSC stands for Consumer Product Safety Commission
06-15-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By gearbasher

Let me add that your calipers are post CPSC...

Let me add that your calipers are post CPSC (cupped QR) so that will date them 1978-87.
06-07-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By gearbasher

I learned how to ride a bike when I was in 8th...

I learned how to ride a bike when I was in 8th grade. Self taught on the grocery store delivery bike. I've since put on over 350,000 miles. I hope riding brings him the joy it has brought me.
06-01-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,337
Posted By gearbasher

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-01-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,337
Posted By gearbasher

My Madonna Del Ghisallo ...

My Madonna Del Ghisallo

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Here's it's story:
I stopped riding in the early...
05-31-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,337
Posted By gearbasher

Some T-shirts. At least the ones I can find. ...

Some T-shirts. At least the ones I can find.

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05-31-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,426
Views: 173,637
Posted By gearbasher

I found this in the road at a stop light. Makes...

I found this in the road at a stop light. Makes you wonder if they even know it's gone.
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