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04-20-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 750
Posted By T.W.O.

Jeff, I have experienced exactly the same issue...

Jeff, I have experienced exactly the same issue on some handlebars and it seems to me more common on the "ergo" shaped bars. I have wondered if the "short drops" bars were made as a way for the...
04-18-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,022
Posted By T.W.O.

Here is a pic of the '76 Motobecane Grand Jubile...

Here is a pic of the '76 Motobecane Grand Jubile that I rode on Saturday. The reputation of the metric 531 frames as being a smooth, comfortable ride is well deserved in my experience. I'll have to...
04-18-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,022
Posted By T.W.O.

That was a great ride and a great time! Thanks...

That was a great ride and a great time! Thanks for organizing, Top!
04-14-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,022
Posted By T.W.O.

The weather is looking pretty good for the Cape...

The weather is looking pretty good for the Cape Cod opener on Saturday! Looking forward to seeing you guys.
04-12-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,615
Posted By T.W.O.

Steve in Peoria, Thank you for scanning and...

Steve in Peoria,
Thank you for scanning and posting these columns. They are a fantastic read! I'll be spending some time with this.
- Steve in Chelmsford
04-04-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 71,487
Views: 11,648,826
Posted By T.W.O.

I have read that those Performance frames were...

I have read that those Performance frames were made by Biemmezeta. I always thought that they looked good.
03-31-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,022
Posted By T.W.O.

Are we still on for Saturday, April 16th? ...

Are we still on for Saturday, April 16th? Meeting at and starting from the South Dennis Trailhead? What time?

I'm planning on attending and may overnight on the Cape or nearby to get an extra...
03-27-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,610
Posted By T.W.O.

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1449/rrb_bike_1a_c407c7dc485ecb532cf09f8e7ce2fd7b42549c47.jpg
Ron Boi frame set up as single speed....
03-20-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,625
Posted By T.W.O.

What a beautiful restoration on your Urago! I'd...

What a beautiful restoration on your Urago! I'd love to see pics and hear the story of the process if you felt like writing it up.
03-14-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,483
Posted By T.W.O.

I think the tape looks good but I especially like...

I think the tape looks good but I especially like the yellow "emoji face" wall outlet!
03-14-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,022
Posted By T.W.O.

I had a great time last Spring and am looking...

I had a great time last Spring and am looking forward to doing it again!
02-22-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 770
Posted By T.W.O.

I love it when a mystery is solved!

I love it when a mystery is solved!
09-04-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,120
Posted By T.W.O.

Galling is the problem to be avoided when...

Galling is the problem to be avoided when screwing a steel threaded freewheel onto an aluminum hub and anti-seize compound is the right stuff to use to prevent galling. I use a Permetex compound...
07-18-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By T.W.O.

Like Golden Boy, I'm having trouble picturing how...

Like Golden Boy, I'm having trouble picturing how a moving to a narrower tire would cause chain rub. I use and like the Continental Contact Speed tire on an older mountain bike for road/trail use....
07-18-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,985
Posted By T.W.O.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_8497_69437294e88eb8c11774e29646b602dbf1df432e.jpgSo, you had the red Benotto Cellotape, a Rolls saddle, proper handlebars and a...
05-23-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By T.W.O.

I bought a 25”, opaque blue, Le Tour new in 1974...

I bought a 25”, opaque blue, Le Tour new in 1974 and that was my sole bike for 10 years. After a lot of years and a bunch of bikes have passed, I know that I spent more on upgrades for that bike...
05-18-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,752
Posted By T.W.O.

I found the Vittoria shoes ran true to size. I...

I found the Vittoria shoes ran true to size. I generally wear a Size 44 Euro and Size 10 US. I have a medium width fore foot with a slightly narrow heel. The 44 Vittoria 1976's fit me very well.
05-18-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,752
Posted By T.W.O.

Pete, I’ve been on a search for the perfect...

Pete,

I’ve been on a search for the perfect “vintage” bike shoe since my 1980’s Diadora’s went belly-up a few decades back. Here is what I have tried:

Yellow Jersey cleats on “modern”...
05-15-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,284
Posted By T.W.O.

I love Serottas! Here is information that I had...

I love Serottas! Here is information that I had copied, edited a bit, and saved from https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=99078, the same thread that Skip mentions.

The modern system...
05-12-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,746
Posted By T.W.O.

It is a tad too small for me, thank goodness! ...

It is a tad too small for me, thank goodness! The joinery reminds me of Tom Ritchey's work like this head lug from an Annapurna. I've heard these called "faux lugs" and assumed that it was fillet...
04-26-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,472
Posted By T.W.O.

Have you considered just respraying the gloss...

Have you considered just respraying the gloss black? The 1991 catalog describes the color as "black on conch" and the lighter section of that frame looks good. I would think that someone with an...
04-26-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,680
Posted By T.W.O.

That is one beautiful bike! Thanks for sharing...

That is one beautiful bike! Thanks for sharing the pics. I would love to hear more about it as you finish your restoration and ride it.
04-18-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 17,592
Posted By T.W.O.

That's a clever modification. I like it! One...

That's a clever modification. I like it! One question though. It looks like you are using those adapters made to put bag loops on a Brooks Professional saddle. Is there any reason why you...
04-18-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,447
Posted By T.W.O.

Top, That was a great ride today! I enjoyed...

Top, That was a great ride today! I enjoyed meeting you and some of the other C&Vers. Thanks for organizing it.
04-15-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,447
Posted By T.W.O.

Just a "heads up" to anyone heading to the Cape...

Just a "heads up" to anyone heading to the Cape this weekend and who is also in acquisition mode, I was checking Craig's List-Boston and noticed that there is a person in Harwich that has listed some...
04-15-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,049
Posted By T.W.O.

I'm with Shoota! If you are going to ride gravel...

I'm with Shoota! If you are going to ride gravel with any level of aggression, brifters are the way to go. I will add that I agree with the earlier criticism of Shimano's left side (front...
04-14-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By T.W.O.

I'm interested in the complete bike. PM sent.

I'm interested in the complete bike. PM sent.
04-14-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,447
Posted By T.W.O.

Sounds good! See you there.

Sounds good! See you there.
04-06-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,586
Posted By T.W.O.

Thanks for the tip Mr. Spadoni! That is indeed a...

Thanks for the tip Mr. Spadoni! That is indeed a beautiful photo essay. After checking out the author's other on-line links I learned that Roff Smith is a photojournalist for National Geographic. ...
04-01-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,447
Posted By T.W.O.

I got my second vaccine shot about two weeks ago....

I got my second vaccine shot about two weeks ago. I'm planning on being there.
03-08-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,370
Posted By T.W.O.

I agree with wesmamyke, The seat post clamp and...

I agree with wesmamyke, The seat post clamp and the head tube make me think that it is a Pinnacle. As clean as it is, I believe that it was either repainted or seldom/never ridden. I bought a...
03-02-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By T.W.O.

I think scarlson is correct regarding the head...

I think scarlson is correct regarding the head badge and I believe that Motobecane stopped using that style badge in 1973 perhaps carrying into early 1974. The fork crown is also consistent with an...
03-01-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By T.W.O.

Looks like a Motobecane from the 1970's. Check...

Looks like a Motobecane from the 1970's. Check out the pictures in this thread:...
10-30-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,615
Posted By T.W.O.

Those are two beauties!

Those are two beauties!
10-14-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,877
Posted By T.W.O.

I would consider removing both outer knurled...

I would consider removing both outer knurled locknuts and adding a thin stainless steel washer of the correct size on each side of the axle. Then screw the knurled locknuts back on, adjust the...
10-14-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 71,487
Views: 11,648,826
Posted By T.W.O.

I agree that this is a Raleigh Professional. It...

I agree that this is a Raleigh Professional. It looks like a Mark III to me which, if correct, would put it in 1971. Based on the proportions, I would guess it to be a 22 1/2" frame though maybe an...
10-14-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,163
Posted By T.W.O.

Moe, That looks like an Ian Oughtred design... ...

Moe, That looks like an Ian Oughtred design... Is it? Did you build it? Regardless, that is a beautiful sailboat! Cheers!
10-06-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,104
Posted By T.W.O.

Since you are playing with Photoshop, you might...

Since you are playing with Photoshop, you might try changing the color of your cable housing, bar tape and/or saddle. I think that a splash of color would look good.
10-06-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,104
Posted By T.W.O.

Another option might be to only remove part of...

Another option might be to only remove part of the rim stickers, perhaps leaving only the "Vuelta". I think that rim logos look OK on a modern bike but do not work with a vintage bike. I recently...
10-05-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,819
Posted By T.W.O.

I second that! I have a late 60's Carlton Flyer...

I second that! I have a late 60's Carlton Flyer that came to me with 700c wheels on it. The bike looks better with 27" wheels.
09-29-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By T.W.O.

I've had good experiences with Velocals' decals.

I've had good experiences with Velocals' decals.
09-09-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,473
Posted By T.W.O.

I have followed the Tour from days when the best...

I have followed the Tour from days when the best you could get was a text feed from on-site reporters. I enjoyed the Phil and Paul show back when they were at the top of their game and I think that...
08-30-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,097
Posted By T.W.O.

I'm a WD-40 user. I always have some around and...

I'm a WD-40 user. I always have some around and it has always worked. You may need to let it sit and I sometimes use an old credit card as a scraper or a plastic dish washing "scrubbie" to remove...
08-25-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,041
Posted By T.W.O.

If I need to do a quick chain cleaning, I'll use...

If I need to do a quick chain cleaning, I'll use a Park chain cleaning tool and mineral spirits, dry the chain and lube with Boeshield T-9. More often than not though, I'll pull the chain and put it...
08-24-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,698
Posted By T.W.O.

I say "Go for it!". I have a few years on you...

I say "Go for it!". I have a few years on you and I would do it. Over the years I have done a number of solo wilderness trips either backpacking or canoeing and found that the solo trips were some...
08-24-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,134
Posted By T.W.O.

Check out Davis Phinney's foundation for...

Check out Davis Phinney's foundation for Parkinson's Disease (https://davisphinneyfoundation.org/). Phinney was one of the best American racers in the 80's and 90's. He came down with the disease...
08-16-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,933
Posted By T.W.O.

There were some assumptions involved in my...

There were some assumptions involved in my stating the the frame is too big for you and I probably should have inserted the word "probably" but, here is my logic... 1.) You have the seat post lowered...
08-16-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,933
Posted By T.W.O.

As you noted, this model was a low end bike from...

As you noted, this model was a low end bike from this maker. Straight gauge steel tubing, 30 lbs... I would hesitate to spend any significant money on the bike but the nostalgia and history may...
08-11-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By T.W.O.

It sounds like you may be using the word "wheel"...

It sounds like you may be using the word "wheel" when you actually mean tire? The wheel being the the full assembly of hub, spokes, rim, with a tube and tire mounted. If that is correct there is no...
06-08-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 2,781,469
Posted By T.W.O.

, Thank you for that! Cheers!

, Thank you for that! Cheers!
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