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06-16-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 594
Posted By cinco

I rebuild mine because oil leaks out and doesn't...

I rebuild mine because oil leaks out and doesn't do as good a job as grease. Most aren't that hard to deal with, though Reginas can be a bit of a pain. I won't even touch Sunrace or the other generic...
04-28-19, 02:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,340
Posted By cinco

I'd ride like the wind. If that failed, I'd...

I'd ride like the wind. If that failed, I'd pretend to be Almira Gulch.

More seriously, find a culvert to crawl into or lie down in a ditch if nothing else is available. But tornadoes tend not to...
03-20-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,320
Posted By cinco

When I was thirteen or fourteen I lusted after...

When I was thirteen or fourteen I lusted after the latest and greatest go-fast stuff - computers, cars, bikes, whatever. Over the next few years, though, I grew up and started thinking a little more...
03-19-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,540
Posted By cinco

My problem with powdercoat is that it's extremely...

My problem with powdercoat is that it's extremely difficult to get off, so when it eventually gets beat up and someone realizes how difficult and/or expensive it'll be refinish the frame again it'll...
03-12-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By cinco

I've been in decal reproduction mode lately so if...

I've been in decal reproduction mode lately so if you get me good tracings, accurate measurements, and hi-res photos I can do the artwork. Finding a printshop who's willing to run some off for you...
03-12-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,418
Posted By cinco

Gotta be the Zieleman. Whenever I can't decide...

Gotta be the Zieleman. Whenever I can't decide what to ride, I grab this one. There's just nothing about it that's "off"... except the lack of brake hoods, which I'm thinking of dealing with pretty...
03-09-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,167
Posted By cinco

Fluted.

Fluted.
03-08-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,264
Posted By cinco

Two-tone as in black front and rear knuckles, or...

Two-tone as in black front and rear knuckles, or as in the recessed black panel on the outer parallel? If the latter, there's an easy solution. If the former, none of the solutions are easy.
03-06-19, 03:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,623
Posted By cinco

What size do you ride? Tough to tell from where...

What size do you ride? Tough to tell from where I'm sitting.
03-04-19, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By cinco

Way cool. I picked up a '98 recently and hope to...

Way cool. I picked up a '98 recently and hope to give it a workout when the weather calms down.
02-28-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By cinco

That's extremely cool and I've never even seen a...

That's extremely cool and I've never even seen a picture of one before. I wonder how many of them are out there.
02-27-19, 01:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By cinco

No, GS shifters had aluminum (edit: I think they...

No, GS shifters had aluminum (edit: I think they were actually zinc, but it's been a while) "nuts" shaped like little sombreros.

http://u.cubeupload.com/cinco/GranSportShifters.jpg



They're...
02-26-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By cinco

I've heard that most are only case-hardened to...

I've heard that most are only case-hardened to minimize distortion since they're machined before hardening. The exception to that is classic Campy, which are rumored to be hardened all the way...
02-22-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,950
Posted By cinco

I prefer old "fast" cars as well as old "fast"...

I prefer old "fast" cars as well as old "fast" bikes, which causes a bit of a problem. I can fit two in the backseat and one in the trunk of the 633csi, one in the backseat of the 850i (though last...
02-21-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By cinco

I did a quick job of the artwork for you. You'll...

I did a quick job of the artwork for you. You'll have to deal with scaling since I don't have an example to measure, and I sampled the colors from your photograph so I'm sure they're going to need...
02-10-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By cinco

That's what we both thought. I was going to grab...

That's what we both thought. I was going to grab it just for the sake of saving it, but it's his size and he's more of a mountain guy than I am. Plus the conspicuous display of magnanimity might help...
01-28-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,797
Posted By cinco

Beyond consumables, my rule is "don't". It ends...

Beyond consumables, my rule is "don't". It ends up being a poor substitute for a new bike as well as destroying most of the immediate and future collector value. If I want a new bike I'll just go buy...
01-22-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 762
Posted By cinco

I have a MKM Dominator from around 1976-78. All I...

I have a MKM Dominator from around 1976-78. All I know about the history comes from mkm-cycles.co.uk but I can say it's a fairly nicely made frame. I'd guess yours was made shortly before regular...
01-13-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 900
Posted By cinco

3M Panel Bonding Adhesive (and new rivets if the...

3M Panel Bonding Adhesive (and new rivets if the tube isn't too far gone).
01-03-19, 01:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By cinco

Mine seems to have the best spindle engagement...

Mine seems to have the best spindle engagement with ISO taper spindles, but a JIS taper looks like it would work without harm.




Yep, a regular 22mm puller is nice and snug. 23mm doesn't even...
01-03-19, 12:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,060
Posted By cinco

An Eisentrout perhaps?

An Eisentrout perhaps?
01-02-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,043
Posted By cinco

I don't know about that, I think it's only harsh...

I don't know about that, I think it's only harsh to the sort of people who get caught up in faddish thinking.

Magazines likened fat bikes to the second coming, a huge number of people IRL and...
01-01-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,043
Posted By cinco

They're yet another silly fad intended to...

They're yet another silly fad intended to separate fools from their money just like 29ers, fat bikes, 650c conversions, and, more recently, 650b conversions. E-bikes are nothing more than electric...
12-30-18, 02:06 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,324
Posted By cinco

Well, I'm glad you passed. You're welcome to come...

Well, I'm glad you passed. You're welcome to come take it for a spin whenever you'd like.
12-29-18, 01:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,903
Posted By cinco

Oh, certainly not. I was expanding upon your...

Oh, certainly not. I was expanding upon your statement by making my own insinuations. I also wasn't really thinking of anything specifically careless or intentionally underhanded when I said that, I...
12-28-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,324
Posted By cinco

I live in a dead spot for nearly everything and...

I live in a dead spot for nearly everything and during the past fifteen years have only managed to find two interesting bikes in my town. The Scapin is the second one. Found it on CL and picked it up...
12-28-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,903
Posted By cinco

I just finished a 1981.5 614 (probably) which...

I just finished a 1981.5 614 (probably) which matched the spec sheet except for the crank. Everything was date-coded from mid-'81 and the bike didn't look like it'd been ridden much so I think...
12-28-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,324
Posted By cinco

1971ish Zieleman - done 1979/80 Trek 738 - done...

1971ish Zieleman - done
1979/80 Trek 738 - done
1971 Gitane TdF - done
1992 Specialized Sirrus - done
1980 Puch Luzerne - done
1973 Raleigh Grand Sports - done
1991 Specialized Allez - done...
12-08-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 908
Posted By cinco

Campagnolo didn't actually produce brakes until...

Campagnolo didn't actually produce brakes until 1968 so Universals aren't necessarily an indication of lesser status. To an extent, the cottered crank is, though, since Campagnolo had been making...
12-05-18, 03:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,117
Posted By cinco

Weirdly, my story is exactly the same. I spent 20...

Weirdly, my story is exactly the same. I spent 20 years using the same floppy stamped-steel Minoura and got a TS-2 a bit under two years ago, though I got mine in trade.

As to the rest of the...
11-29-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,258
Posted By cinco

A decent paint job will start around $500....

A decent paint job will start around $500. Componentry work will probably be a few hundred more assuming most is still good. If you need chrome work you'll likely spend another $200-500. Plus you...
11-29-18, 01:28 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,777
Posted By cinco

https://i.imgur.com/k47thxr.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/k47thxr.jpg
11-28-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,777
Posted By cinco

His prisoner numbers were 24601 and 9430. The...

His prisoner numbers were 24601 and 9430. The Lygie mystery remains.
11-23-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By cinco

Yep, just a bad design - you did nothing wrong. I...

Yep, just a bad design - you did nothing wrong. I run housing liners on frames I care about and wax the cables in that area to help keep junk from sticking to them.
11-22-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By cinco

Per the '82 SR catalog, the AE-5LA is one of the...

Per the '82 SR catalog, the AE-5LA is one of the Aerox model line which I suspect was new for 1982. For posterity: SR used AE prefixes for Aerox models, SAX for Super Apex, AX for non-super Apex, SI,...
11-18-18, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By cinco

Yep, identical right down to the markings.

Yep, identical right down to the markings.
11-18-18, 03:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,020
Posted By cinco

38. Been playing with old bikes since I was 23....

38. Been playing with old bikes since I was 23. Not only am I alone in my age group around here, I'm alone in my interest. I've met two or three other people of any age who are genuinely interested...
11-17-18, 02:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By cinco

I offered my NOS levers with hoods as well as my...

I offered my NOS levers with hoods as well as my new-in-package ax hoods to someone in the same position a while ago who was thinking about reproducing them, but never heard anything more about it....
11-10-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,266
Posted By cinco

I am by no means an ultra-purist - if something...

I am by no means an ultra-purist - if something comes to me as a bare frame I tend to have some fun with componentry, as I'm currently doing with my '74 PX10. And let's not forget that I have little...
11-10-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,266
Posted By cinco

The only reasons to buy a vintage bike are...

The only reasons to buy a vintage bike are artistry, heritage/history, and value-for-money. A full restoration destroys the majority of each of those things. If the current condition is bad enough...
11-07-18, 01:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 964
Posted By cinco

In my days sandblasting I made several attempts...

In my days sandblasting I made several attempts to deal with powdercoated items and never found a cost-effective way to remove it. Commonly available chemical strippers would do little other than...
11-06-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By cinco

If you're still looking for a Cyclone GT I have...

If you're still looking for a Cyclone GT I have one I'd trade for the short cage version.
11-02-18, 02:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,310
Posted By cinco

I checked tonight and that yellow seat I told you...

I checked tonight and that yellow seat I told you about the other day is, in fact, a Turbo Triathlon. It's on my 1986-ish Nishiki Tri-A and could be put to better use elsewhere if it's what you're...
10-28-18, 08:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,535
Posted By cinco

https://i.imgur.com/E31soRw.jpg Old Canon...

https://i.imgur.com/E31soRw.jpg

Old Canon Powershot and waited until the sun went behind a small cloud. I have no skill whatsoever so I just try to pick contrasting backdrops when I bother to make...
10-26-18, 12:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 673
Posted By cinco

I have a NOS set of 600ax levers with good hoods...

I have a NOS set of 600ax levers with good hoods as well as a NOS set of Dura-Ace ax hoods (sealed, #8829902 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=8829902) ). The package...
10-22-18, 01:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By cinco

I'd seen this before, but that didn't keep me...

I'd seen this before, but that didn't keep me from laughing for the last few minutes. I really love the one with the structural saddle.
10-20-18, 02:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 566
Posted By cinco

I don't really associate the term with original...

I don't really associate the term with original as-specified parts however odd the mix may seem, though it could certainly be applied. To me it's reserved for parts which have been swapped seemingly...
10-11-18, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By cinco

After spending 20 minutes with the USPS shipping...

After spending 20 minutes with the USPS shipping calculator I remembered why I've tried to avoid desk jobs. My spare package of black weighs in at 4.5oz and measures 7"x3.4"x1.3". As near as I can...
10-11-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By cinco

I've been unable to find a more local supplier...

I've been unable to find a more local supplier for one of the less common colors and noticed the same thing about their shipping. Now I'm trying to figure out how to justify buying 10+ sets so that...
10-11-18, 04:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By cinco

The standard Dia-Compe/Cane Creek hoods fit...

The standard Dia-Compe/Cane Creek hoods fit decently on older levers with the classic Dia-Compe/Weinmann body pattern (in which category Arabesque levers more-or-less belong), but they're too short...
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