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Posted By echo victor

If you're looking on Craigslist (or similar) and...

If you're looking on Craigslist (or similar) and tell us where you are, there's probably a few folks around here that can quickly spot some of the best options in your area.
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Posted By echo victor

Since they both have stem shifters, my guess is...

Since they both have stem shifters, my guess is that they both fall into similar places in their respective line-ups. The Schwinn looks newer to me (80s, I think), but I can't make out the model...
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Posted By echo victor

Hi salvarado...

Hi salvarado (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/salvarado-518656.html). Often when people can't directly post images, they'll use an image hosting service like Flickr and just post the URL for the...
05-20-20, 05:40 PM
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Posted By echo victor

Power Torque Bullet cups

Hi all. So I was looking for Italian threaded Power Torque cups recently, and they've apparently become pretty hard to find. I thought I managed to find some, and I placed my order only to find...
06-09-17, 12:32 PM
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Posted By echo victor

:lol:

:lol:
06-08-17, 11:06 PM
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Posted By echo victor

It turns out I mailed it earlier today. I'll post...

It turns out I mailed it earlier today. I'll post a photo of what I kept soon. And I'll admit it - I'm the crappiest. :P
06-01-17, 12:31 PM
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Posted By echo victor

Here's how the box looked when I opened it: ...

Here's how the box looked when I opened it:

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4200/34995958196_930f49712c_z_d.jpg

Either it's terribly focused, or I was misty-eyed. I'm assuming the top sheet of...
06-01-17, 11:35 AM
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Posted By echo victor

Sincere apologies to all. I humbly ask your...

Sincere apologies to all. I humbly ask your forgiveness. I was hoping to send out the box on Saturday, but I'd overlooked the fact that my mother was going to be in town for the weekend, and that...
05-22-17, 03:25 PM
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Posted By echo victor

Haha. Yes, as I pulled it from the post office...

Haha. Yes, as I pulled it from the post office locker and felt how heavy it is, I thought to myself, "Holy crap!" ...Well, naturally.

I'll try to post a photo tonight.
Forum: Introductions
04-28-17, 03:43 PM
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Posted By echo victor

Congrats on the Univega! Sounds like it should...

Congrats on the Univega! Sounds like it should be in good shape. Swing on over to the Classic & Vintage forum (http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/), and post some photos. You'll find a lot...
Forum: Introductions
04-28-17, 03:36 PM
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Posted By echo victor

Welcome aboard, saltydogcyclist. If you go over...

Welcome aboard, saltydogcyclist. If you go over to the Classic & Vintage forum (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/), you'll find quite a few people happy to give you ideas about the steel...
Forum: Introductions
04-28-17, 03:28 PM
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Posted By echo victor

Funny - when I first read this, I thought, "South...

Funny - when I first read this, I thought, "South Bay Area... well, that's hardly So.Cal." But then it occurred to me that you probably meant the area of South Bay in LA. :) So welcome to the forums...
04-28-17, 03:03 PM
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Posted By echo victor

Hi, MaxLeigh. Welcome to the forums. I think...

Hi, MaxLeigh. Welcome to the forums. I think we'll have better luck answering if you can post some photos of the bolts in question. You probably need more posts before you can do that, so maybe...
04-27-17, 04:08 PM
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Posted By echo victor

Hi, and welcome to the forums. I don't know much...

Hi, and welcome to the forums. I don't know much about that bike, but some people here very well might. I'd suggest that you post photos of it (preferably more and closer) in the C&V Appraisals...
04-27-17, 03:57 PM
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Posted By echo victor

Wow. Really nicely done. Even if it's not 100%...

Wow. Really nicely done. Even if it's not 100% perfect, I think that would pass the 1 foot test from pretty much anyone who wasn't explicitly judging it.
04-27-17, 03:23 PM
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Posted By echo victor

Since it came from a Fuji America (and I have the...

Since it came from a Fuji America (and I have the next-in-line S12-S Ltd), I'd just be interested in seeing a photo of it.
04-27-17, 03:02 PM
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Posted By echo victor

... getting a thumbs up at a stoplight from a guy...

... getting a thumbs up at a stoplight from a guy in full kit on a modern bike because he noticed the shiny Schwinn Super LeTour on my bike rack. :)
04-25-17, 07:11 PM
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Posted By echo victor

Those are both beautiful bikes, James. The new...

Those are both beautiful bikes, James. The new Paramount looks great. But I'm still more impressed by the Giordana, particularly considering the chromed steel fork.
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Posted By echo victor

Hi, gigglez. Welcome to the forums. You'll...

Hi, gigglez. Welcome to the forums. You'll probably have better luck getting an answer on the main C&V forum, but for now I can at least offer you this link: ...
04-24-17, 11:23 AM
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Posted By echo victor

Yup, this is a great idea. I've never bothered...

Yup, this is a great idea. I've never bothered with soldering (I typically just use crimped caps), but this sounds like a strong alternative.
04-23-17, 01:01 AM
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Posted By echo victor

Hi, leadkeelfred. Welcome to the forums. What a...

Hi, leadkeelfred. Welcome to the forums. What a coincidental blast from the past - I actually donated that bike last weekend. But I know it used 700c tires, and I'm pretty sure the stock ones were...
04-20-17, 03:09 PM
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Views: 1,924
Posted By echo victor

Fun game. At the moment I ran it earlier, this...

Fun game. At the moment I ran it earlier, this is the one I got, which is actually kind of interesting:

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/6091050817.html...
04-20-17, 12:49 PM
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Posted By echo victor

LOL Possibly my favorite reasoning...

LOL



Possibly my favorite reasoning about this so far.
04-20-17, 12:35 PM
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Views: 2,234
Posted By echo victor

PM sent for photos of Belleri handlebars and Dia...

PM sent for photos of Belleri handlebars and Dia Compe Gran Compe aero levers.
04-17-17, 08:47 AM
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Posted By echo victor

What a nice pair you picked up. Great job with...

What a nice pair you picked up. Great job with the seat post - it's always encouraging to see someone have success with an issue like that.

Looking forward to seeing both in their cleaned up and...
04-14-17, 01:18 PM
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Views: 7,330
Posted By echo victor

I'm with jimmuller on not carrying much in the...

I'm with jimmuller on not carrying much in the terms of tools, because I figure I shouldn't need to make many adjustments on the road (unless it's a test ride). I do carry a spare tube, maybe a...
04-14-17, 11:50 AM
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Posted By echo victor

If it were me, I'd do it just as you're...

If it were me, I'd do it just as you're describing. Either way, I'd definitely put the Sora on the Felt.

Really the only thing that might give pause about the Ultegra going on the Torpado is that...
04-14-17, 10:53 AM
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Posted By echo victor

Yeah, this is along the lines of what I was going...

Yeah, this is along the lines of what I was going to say. As long as the frame isn't too large to be safe, the next thing I'd want to check is the top tube length for comparison against my desired...
04-13-17, 09:38 PM
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Posted By echo victor

Well, setting aside recent debate on the matter...

Well, setting aside recent debate on the matter of what constitutes "sport touring" ;) ... I think of rando/audax/sportive frames as being very similar to sport touring frames. I think many frame...
04-13-17, 09:24 PM
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Views: 1,519
Posted By echo victor

Very cool. Now, I know you probably won't want to...

Very cool. Now, I know you probably won't want to pick a favorite, but you know we'll all be waiting to read a comparative ride report...

Lascauxcaveman - Schwarmm. Definitely.
04-12-17, 06:38 PM
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Posted By echo victor

Hi bikeem - welcome to the forums. There's a...

Hi bikeem - welcome to the forums. There's a thread for introducing yourself - you could post there and say 'hello' to some folks, and that would help you build up enough posts to at least be able...
04-12-17, 06:31 PM
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Views: 3,115
Posted By echo victor

Slash5, that's looking good. And 23.1 lbs is...

Slash5, that's looking good. And 23.1 lbs is quite respectable. Is that an integrated headset? I know it's "designed" for their fork, but could you use a different fork with it?

I'll be...
04-06-17, 07:50 PM
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Posted By echo victor

That sounds fantastic. Hoping I can do something...

That sounds fantastic. Hoping I can do something like that at a future date to be determined...



Very nice!



^^This.
04-06-17, 12:15 PM
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Views: 5,268
Posted By echo victor

Oh, lots of folks around here have opinions, so...

Oh, lots of folks around here have opinions, so you'll definitely get more than, "do whatever you want with it." ;)

I mostly concur with the other suggestions - I'd recommend a full overhaul to...
04-05-17, 03:39 PM
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Views: 1,821
Posted By echo victor

Yeah, feel free to carry a spare quick link -...

Yeah, feel free to carry a spare quick link - won't hurt anything to do so. But I'm imagining the process of removing a quick link - pressing the plates together laterally, followed by pushing the...
04-05-17, 02:59 PM
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Views: 3,651
Posted By echo victor

Well, there I go - another frame having a down...

Well, there I go - another frame having a down tube with a hand painted, signature-like logo. Very nice.
04-05-17, 02:55 PM
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Posted By echo victor

I suppose when one is selling a bike for close to...

I suppose when one is selling a bike for close to $5000, it's acceptable to hire a pro for the photo shoot. And even a couple shots of a track bike... on a (train) track. Clever. :)
04-05-17, 12:47 PM
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Views: 10,411
Posted By echo victor

Here's a recent amusing one: I picked up a...

Here's a recent amusing one: I picked up a Cannondale CAD3 Saeco a couple years ago for a very low price (the original owner ran his own software company and had gotten a new bike, so he just wasn't...
04-05-17, 11:30 AM
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Posted By echo victor

Haha, yes, that is a bicycle and rider - but it's...

Haha, yes, that is a bicycle and rider - but it's latte art rather than a Guinness. Since I know there are a few folks out there who do Guinness art, if I find someone who can do something similar in...
04-05-17, 11:17 AM
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Views: 746,410
Posted By echo victor

Yup, saw that. It's just that usually folks add...

Yup, saw that. It's just that usually folks add images to the thread here. No worries, though. Looks like a good project. Did you use oxalic for that mild acid bath or something else?
04-05-17, 12:30 AM
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Views: 3,664
Posted By echo victor

I like that - I'm in. Soon.

I like that - I'm in. Soon.
04-05-17, 12:01 AM
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Views: 8,724
Posted By echo victor

I asked about this a year ago and got some...

I asked about this a year ago and got some suggestions, including modifying a 118 BCD ring (which would be a smaller change) - credit to John E....
04-04-17, 07:30 PM
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Views: 44,637
Posted By echo victor

Nice find. You'll have to let us know how it...

Nice find. You'll have to let us know how it turns out when you get it all tuned up.

And speaking of horrible pics, I scanned back through some of this thread since it popped up, and I was...
04-04-17, 07:09 PM
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Views: 11,676
Posted By echo victor

Great bikes, cool thread. Even in downtown SD, I...

Great bikes, cool thread. Even in downtown SD, I rarely see cool bikes like these just out in the wild.
04-04-17, 06:19 PM
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Posted By echo victor

Beautiful, but large. I'm guessing Weinmann...

Beautiful, but large. I'm guessing Weinmann brakes, Campy Gran Sport FD, can't be sure about the RD, and cottered cranks (is this bike old enough for those to have been original?). Can anyone peg...
04-04-17, 04:28 PM
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Views: 746,410
Posted By echo victor

Hi, Steve. Welcome to the forums. Did you mean...

Hi, Steve. Welcome to the forums. Did you mean to attach a photo to your post?
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Views: 2,470
Posted By echo victor

Okay, here's my take. Scapin makes good bikes,...

Okay, here's my take. Scapin makes good bikes, and that should be a nice-riding frame material. Dura-Ace 7700 is nice kit - for me it's the high point in the Dura-Ace line in terms of balance...
04-04-17, 01:51 PM
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Posted By echo victor

Good price, and looks super clean.

Good price, and looks super clean.
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Views: 2,470
Posted By echo victor

Hi ardcore, welcome. There's an Appraisals...

Hi ardcore, welcome. There's an Appraisals forum, so this might get moved over there. :)

Can you post the photos elsewhere and then include a link to them? A quick search suggests that this is...
04-04-17, 12:54 PM
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Views: 4,785
Posted By echo victor

Agreed - the angle of the down tube will impact...

Agreed - the angle of the down tube will impact the height of the head tube. And I think you're probably right about the size (though I would have guessed maybe slightly smaller, based also on...
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