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09-27-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 48
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I was able to run Compass 700x32c (clinchers) on...

I was able to run Compass 700x32c (clinchers) on my '71, but that was about the limit. FWIW.
09-27-20, 09:24 AM
09-27-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 19,645
Views: 3,213,809
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Looks very much legit. :wtf:SEARS VINTAGE...

Looks very much legit.
:wtf:SEARS VINTAGE MOTOR ASSIST FREE SPIRIT - $350 (https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/bik/d/phoenix-sears-vintage-motor-assist-free/7203464939.html) (NORTH PHOENIX)...
09-26-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14,041
Views: 3,021,976
Posted By Fahrenheit531

There's also a Crane RD in there...

There's also a Crane RD in there...
09-25-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 58,247
Views: 8,507,301
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Dawes Londoner....

Dawes Londoner. (https://sierravista.craigslist.org/bik/d/sierra-vista-dawes-londoner-touring/7193369759.html) Small. Drillium. Reynolds 531st. Looks like Cyclone MkII (or ARX?) with Powershift. If...
09-25-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 947
Posted By Fahrenheit531

"Hello? Shop where I dropped several grand on a...

"Hello? Shop where I dropped several grand on a slick new racing bike? I've got this sound I need you to sort out."

[EDIT: HA! You did that two posts ago. Well done, and good on your bike shop for...
09-25-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 899
Posted By Fahrenheit531

As with others, I seem to catch more bugs with my...

As with others, I seem to catch more bugs with my mouth than helmet.
(Could be they're just more noticeable there.)
09-24-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,216
Posted By Fahrenheit531

While they were very similar in terms of overall...

While they were very similar in terms of overall quality, the real difference for me was (is) the late 70s Japanese components vs early/mid-70s Campy... turns out I very much prefer the former, both...
09-24-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,216
Posted By Fahrenheit531

When it came time to choose I sold the '71...

When it came time to choose I sold the '71 Paramount and kept my Volare. It wasn't an especially difficult decision, either.
...
09-22-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 870
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Almost as interesting as the changes in the...

Almost as interesting as the changes in the components themselves: the evolution of the logo.
09-21-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 870
Posted By Fahrenheit531

HAHAHAHA It's like they heard me. ...

HAHAHAHA It's like they heard me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIujfkyVbqw

...but I'm gonna say it was cooler in Japanese.
09-21-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 870
Posted By Fahrenheit531

History of Dura Ace

I'm sure it's even cooler if you speak Japanese. :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I22bCEOYsn4
09-20-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 623
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Maybe find something silver in the correct size...

Maybe find something silver in the correct size and throw a few bucks at your local powdercoat guy?
09-20-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 613
Posted By Fahrenheit531

This is a thing I have not done. And after my...

This is a thing I have not done. And after my post in the "Does Anyone Sing...?" thread, I appreciate your showing me that there are still some miles left in my descent into madness. :thumb:
...
09-20-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 399
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I sing, talk to myself, offer enthusiastic good...

I sing, talk to myself, offer enthusiastic good mornings to pedestrians... just having a goofy-ass good time as a general rule.

The wackiest bit (which now happens with some regularity) is when...
09-19-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,348
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Raleigh Sports in black.

Raleigh Sports in black.
09-18-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,266
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I'm pretty odd.

I'm pretty odd.
09-18-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 808
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Thread just got exciting.

Thread just got exciting.
09-18-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I think yes. Someone's gonna buy the bike just...

I think yes. Someone's gonna buy the bike just for the unobtainium clips. :lol:
09-18-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Miele Beta checks out on the googles as A Thing...

Miele Beta checks out on the googles as A Thing That Exists, but I dug no deeper. Nice call!
09-16-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 58,247
Views: 8,507,301
Posted By Fahrenheit531

A very nice A-D Vent Noir. ...

A very nice A-D Vent Noir. (https://tucson.craigslist.org/bik/d/tucson-austro-daimler-vent-noir/7196026000.html)
$800, but if you've gotta have one...
...
09-16-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,826
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Pretty sure that was their point.

Pretty sure that was their point.
09-16-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,826
Posted By Fahrenheit531

If you take high-end bike prices from old...

If you take high-end bike prices from old catalogs and stick 'em into an inflation calculator you'll find relative pricing is unchanged. FWIW.

Personally, mine are always used, usually old, and...
09-15-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Fahrenheit531

The quest to find a strange tick-tick-tick or...

The quest to find a strange tick-tick-tick or creak or whatever has driven more than one cyclist to madness. A bicycle frame is great for transmitting sound and what you think is a sound from this...
09-15-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 708
Posted By Fahrenheit531

As mentioned above, use the tire pressure chart...

As mentioned above, use the tire pressure chart with your weight, tire size, etc to get a good starting point. Then slight adjustments to suit your comfort. For me this works out to 55/50psi...
09-15-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Previous Tange1 post discussion: ...

Previous Tange1 post discussion:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/483919-tange-1-seatpost-diameter.html

Looks like the short answer is calipers. ;)
09-15-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 977
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I've got an SR Royal post that's a perfect clone...

I've got an SR Royal post that's a perfect clone of the 2-bolt Campy. It's attached to a bike so you can't have it, but they do exist and they're bound to be cheaper than the Italian.
09-14-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 58,247
Views: 8,507,301
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Pricey at $900, but hey, it's a small and...

Pricey at $900, but hey, it's a small and oh-so-sexy 3Rensho (https://tucson.craigslist.org/bik/d/tucson-3rensho/7195671312.html)
...
09-05-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 907
Posted By Fahrenheit531

The Stuff You Couldn't Be Bothered With (Until You Couldn't Live Without It)

Alternate Thread Title: The Luddite Confessional.

I tend to scoff at advances in tech when this thing I've already got meets my needs just fine, thank you very much. Phones. Cars. Microwave ovens....
09-05-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Definitely an "I've been dreaming of these...

Definitely an "I've been dreaming of these forever" price point, but oh-so-sexy and I do love my Contis. A couple of months ago the Trek got GP5000s; if these had been around then I'd have been all...
09-05-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,185
Posted By Fahrenheit531

The word actually appeared in a Bloom County...

The word actually appeared in a Bloom County comic in the mid-80s, probably spoken by Opus. A fine word that has existed for me ever since, but Berkeley Breathed gets credit for its creation.
09-05-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,185
Posted By Fahrenheit531

The real punchline is this: Thanks to the OP's...

The real punchline is this:
Thanks to the OP's offensensitivity, the seller has received far more views than he would have otherwise. What's more, thanks to a bid that also took time out to inform...
09-05-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,185
Posted By Fahrenheit531

He posted a generally irritating ad that you...

He posted a generally irritating ad that you didn't even know existed until someone else got all offended and brought it here.
You insulted him directly and wasted his time.

Turnabout is fair...
09-05-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,185
Posted By Fahrenheit531

"You're a troll!" "No, YOU'RE a troll!" ...

"You're a troll!"
"No, YOU'RE a troll!"
"You're on bikeforums now to show what a jerk you are nyaaaah!"
"No YOU'RE a jerk! Double nyaaah!"

Really? Just skip the ebay post and get on with your...
09-02-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By Fahrenheit531

So is your oven. ...

So is your oven.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEx48eK0v_4

FWIW, I recommend starting out at sunrise (even better: first light) and not planning on more than three hours or so, even though...
08-26-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 862
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Shape of chamois is different for sure (think...

Shape of chamois is different for sure (think women's vs men's saddle). I'm sure they're cut differently as well, though how that would impact fit would largely depend on your body type. But hey, if...
08-25-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,156
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I would like to formally distance myself from the...

I would like to formally distance myself from the second "we" in the post above. (Highlight added for clarity.)
08-25-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,156
Posted By Fahrenheit531

What's a bike?

What's a bike?
08-25-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,063
Posted By Fahrenheit531

A measured, in-depth response by a quality...

A measured, in-depth response by a quality presenter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zBUxmFZv4Q
08-25-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,529
Posted By Fahrenheit531

The two-bolt Campy seatpost. :lol:

The two-bolt Campy seatpost. :lol:
08-24-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Fahrenheit531

T-Mar to the rescue....

T-Mar to the rescue. (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1042901-asian-serial-number-guide.html) Again. :thumb:
08-21-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,323
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I admire your commitment to giving them a fair...

I admire your commitment to giving them a fair shake. :lol:
08-21-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,323
Posted By Fahrenheit531

The Component Everyone Loves (Except You)

Ever tried a component that was supposed to be The Best Thing Ever, according to pretty much everyone who used it, only to find out it wasn't your thing? Let's celebrate some awesome-not-awesome.
...
08-21-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,503
Posted By Fahrenheit531

That's three! :lol:

That's three! :lol:
08-19-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Thanks for sharing that. Very cool, and fun...

Thanks for sharing that. Very cool, and fun reading his description of the process. :thumb:
08-19-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 799
Posted By Fahrenheit531

It's your bike. Do what you will. But I...

It's your bike. Do what you will.

But I certainly wouldn't. :lol:
08-16-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,948
Posted By Fahrenheit531

When it came time to choose between them I sold...

When it came time to choose between them I sold my Chicago-built Paramount and kept my Panasonic-built Volare. Not necessarily the same species as the mid/late 80s models, though I've had a couple of...
08-14-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 58,247
Views: 8,507,301
Posted By Fahrenheit531

$150 Ironman Expert...

$150 Ironman Expert (https://tucson.craigslist.org/bik/d/tucson-vintage-dave-scott-centurion/7158161897.html)
...
08-13-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Fahrenheit531

If it's any help, my Volare is sporting 700c x 32...

If it's any help, my Volare is sporting 700c x 32 Compass Stampede Pass that measure at ~31mm. Not much room to go larger, although a tire that measured at 32-33 would be okay.
08-10-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I'd donate. Likely hi-ten steel. Cool color, but...

I'd donate. Likely hi-ten steel. Cool color, but I'd spend my overhaul time, effort, and money elsewhere.
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