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01-31-23, 02:49 PM
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Posted By merziac

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01-30-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 961
Posted By merziac

Here's one thing I did that turned out ok. i...

Here's one thing I did that turned out ok. i think SP's are one of the best things to polish as they are the cherry on top. ;)

It was a PITA as the ano and corrosion/mottling changed and...
01-30-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 961
Posted By merziac

Production polishers build a hood with a shop vac...

Production polishers build a hood with a shop vac hooked up to it, then you wear a surgical type smock with a hood and face shield. :twitchy:
01-30-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 74,045
Views: 12,036,195
Posted By merziac

Wow, cool as ef. ;)

Wow, cool as ef. ;)
01-28-23, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 186,638
Posted By merziac

You and your fantastic customs. :thumb:

You and your fantastic customs. :thumb:
01-28-23, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 186,638
Posted By merziac

Guess I better get out for a ride since its just...

Guess I better get out for a ride since its just cloudy, gloomy and dry-ish. :twitchy:
01-28-23, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15,008
Views: 3,684,513
Posted By merziac

Sounds like you're volunteering for the job. ;) ...

Sounds like you're volunteering for the job. ;)

And yes I agree with you but.....
01-28-23, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Rad red, looks great, way too small for...

:thumb: Rad red, looks great, way too small for me too, great deal, GLWS.
01-28-23, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5,588
Views: 586,136
Posted By merziac

I have never seen either of the those in the...

I have never seen either of the those in the flesh, would imagine very few were ever deployed here in the states, gotta be some of the rarest Wienmann's.

The 750's are way to flexy for my taste so...
01-28-23, 02:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By merziac

Keep an eye out for Strawberries. ;)

Keep an eye out for Strawberries. ;)
01-27-23, 04:27 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 36,756
Posted By merziac

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01-26-23, 09:22 PM
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Posted By merziac

Standard Dia Compe/Wienmann brakes, Campys were...

Standard Dia Compe/Wienmann brakes, Campys were optional, looks like it may have Schwinn Approved SunTour bar cons and saddle likely not original although you could get it any way you wanted from the...
01-26-23, 09:16 PM
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Posted By merziac

:thumb: And on a most wonderful steed, glad...

:thumb:

And on a most wonderful steed, glad you're back at it. ;)
01-26-23, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 354
Posted By merziac

Heresy, nah, plenty of us have too much crap...

Heresy, nah, plenty of us have too much crap hanging on the bars. :twitchy:

And everywhere else. ;)...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-23, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By merziac

Scrap the Tesla and carry on with the Hetchins. ...

Scrap the Tesla and carry on with the Hetchins. ;)
Replies: 50
Views: 1,494
Posted By merziac

And obligation, we don't want anybody to miss out...

And obligation, we don't want anybody to miss out on the "fun" or expense we've had with all this. ;)
01-25-23, 04:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,099
Posted By merziac

Blue Pro to accentuate the Disco-skin coverings. ...

Blue Pro to accentuate the Disco-skin coverings. ;)
01-25-23, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By merziac

Very nice, Cecil was a very interesting...

Very nice, Cecil was a very interesting character. This one is a very traditional build for him. He had a lot of out of the box ideas that he incorporated into some of his frames.

Open stays and...
Replies: 50
Views: 1,494
Posted By merziac

Always remember, "asking price". ;) And...

Always remember, "asking price". ;)

And also, the "birdsmouth" lugs are not rare, they were standard issue on many if not most of these, cool to be sure but very common at the time.

Great find...
01-24-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,083
Posted By merziac

He gets it, that's why he head mechanic. ;)

He gets it, that's why he head mechanic. ;)
01-23-23, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By merziac

I scrub it off carefully with carb or brake...

I scrub it off carefully with carb or brake clean. ;)

And the wire wheel for the fugly Mega billboard freewheels.
01-23-23, 01:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By merziac

Nice score, hard to beat a good Pug deal. ...

Nice score, hard to beat a good Pug deal. :thumb:

I would get that front flint flicker turned around or removed. ;)

Ever seen what happens if one wads up bad? :twitchy:
01-22-23, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7,998
Views: 900,132
Posted By merziac

Beware the "Kung Fu grip". ;)

Beware the "Kung Fu grip". ;)
01-22-23, 09:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,119
Posted By merziac

The venerable, dearly departed "pcb" extolled and...

The venerable, dearly departed "pcb" extolled and alluded to some of it from time to time in his musings having been there and done that for SunTour at the time.

No specific examples on hand but...
01-22-23, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 690
Posted By merziac

"Half the time, my Park tools don't give me...

"Half the time, my Park tools don't give me confidence"

50/50 is not good odds and I don't think they even meet that half the time. ;)
01-22-23, 09:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 690
Posted By merziac

I would encourage you to get a sharp right angle...

I would encourage you to get a sharp right angle pick and starting from the back, scribe the threads mm by mm, thread by thread in the unscrewing direction.

You will be able to see if the threads...
01-21-23, 02:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,001
Posted By merziac

That was Merz, one of his personal rides is built...

That was Merz, one of his personal rides is built from salvaged Raleigh warranty tubes, he was the Raleigh guy.

...
01-20-23, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 884
Posted By merziac

Finally got out for a very short test ride, had...

Finally got out for a very short test ride, had to circle back home and make major adjustments.

Amazing ride on this even being smallish and not my thing with DT shifters and very tight for me geo...
01-20-23, 06:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,001
Posted By merziac

I just finally test rode the new to me, smallish...

I just finally test rode the new to me, smallish Strawberry, no Trek on the planet rides that nice, ever, period. ;)
...
01-20-23, 02:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,001
Posted By merziac

There's a lot of Kool-Aid involved here,...

There's a lot of Kool-Aid involved here, straight, uncut, watered down, sweetened and not. ;)
01-19-23, 03:00 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,348
Posted By merziac

Atalla ...

Atalla

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01-18-23, 03:03 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,067
Posted By merziac

Yep, still have all these and too many more. ...

Yep, still have all these and too many more.

Plenty not listed here and many languishing as frame only/as found bike, etc.

I am very much guilty of "shiny new object" syndrome and most of the...
01-17-23, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 383
Posted By merziac

Yeah, ya gotta kiss some frogs, eat some crow,...

Yeah, ya gotta kiss some frogs, eat some crow, wrestle with yourself a bit to get down the road.

In the grand scheme, I have scored some of the best I could hope for, some of the best bargains and...
01-17-23, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By merziac

Looks good and pretty good price, we all know...

Looks good and pretty good price, we all know many are not fans but I will admit to having one that I have tortured plenty that has lived to tell the tale.

Works great so long as I do my job...
01-16-23, 09:55 PM
Replies: 74,045
Views: 12,036,195
Posted By merziac

Tandem Mafacs and Phil hub(s)? also nothing to...

Tandem Mafacs and Phil hub(s)? also nothing to sneeze at. :innocent:
01-16-23, 04:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,823
Posted By merziac

Circling back and yes it has its own thread but...

Circling back and yes it has its own thread but here it is again. ;)

1974 Strawberry built here in Portland presumably by Mark DiNucci.

Cables still to be cut down if they stay, waiting for a...
01-15-23, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5,842
Views: 653,101
Posted By merziac

Great work, just simply looks so good. ...

Great work, just simply looks so good.

Moto's are fantastic and make our efforts look good, they always look great to me no matter what and always ratchet way up when we lean in and apply the...
01-15-23, 03:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,327
Posted By merziac

Please make sure you grind it flat on the face...

Please make sure you grind it flat on the face that engages the flats so it gets the most contact it can. ;)
01-15-23, 03:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,327
Posted By merziac

Couple of things John, I was referring to the...

Couple of things John, I was referring to the rig/setup in general and that the PX-10 had a standard BSA cup forced into it and my removal setup got it out so I could restore it to french and install...
01-15-23, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By merziac

In spades and without a doubt. :twitchy:

In spades and without a doubt. :twitchy:
01-15-23, 12:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,996
Posted By merziac

I'm gonna put this here as it is a bit...

I'm gonna put this here as it is a bit interesting nowdays to me, I had some NOS Bennoto that seemed perfect for this even though I am not a fan, I need way more cushion.

So I put some thin...
01-14-23, 04:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 884
Posted By merziac

So here's some pics of the cables and tape, found...

So here's some pics of the cables and tape, found some Benotto I had and put it on with a cushion layer underneath, not a fan but thought it would look right on here and it seems to.

Supposed to...
01-14-23, 12:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By merziac

Fantastic, absolutely beautiful. :love:

Fantastic, absolutely beautiful. :love:
01-13-23, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7,998
Views: 900,132
Posted By merziac

Very cool. Antonio is the figuerhead at...

Very cool.

Antonio is the figuerhead at Cinelli/Columbus, etc. since selling off the company to a buying group after buying Cino out many years ago. ;)
01-11-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,578
Posted By merziac

Again?, Exactly this. :thumb: When they...

Again?, Exactly this. :thumb:

When they wear it well as this one truly does, its a rolling testament to its journey and can only be preserved as is at this place and time.

So long as keeping...
01-10-23, 04:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 893
Posted By merziac

Warm up both, maybe in the sun or with a hair...

Warm up both, maybe in the sun or with a hair dryer, Duopar and lube of choice, maybe even Phil grease drizzled in and left to soak usually does the trick in these sort of cases.

;)
01-10-23, 01:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,731
Posted By merziac

Take the fugly billboard to the wire wheel on a...

Take the fugly billboard to the wire wheel on a bench grinder or drill and burn the paint off, much less offensive. ;)
01-09-23, 12:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 765
Posted By merziac

Yep, that too. :twitchy:

Yep, that too. :twitchy:
01-09-23, 12:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 765
Posted By merziac

I :love: :twitchy:, ;). :roflmao2:

I :love: :twitchy:, ;).

:roflmao2:
01-08-23, 03:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 884
Posted By merziac

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