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01-17-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By repechage

Blue was uncommon. many of these were white ...

Blue was uncommon.
many of these were white
some chrome
never saw a blue one till now
01-15-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 913
Posted By repechage

Build it up and ride it around as suggested. im...

Build it up and ride it around as suggested.
im doing that with a “rat rod” bike at present to see how much to get involved.

if you can do a face to face transaction, Ed would be good.

I would...
01-15-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By repechage

I was going to ask the wheel size- lots of room...

I was going to ask the wheel size- lots of room for fenders up front.

these were bikes that if the customer appreciated the ride, they sold. Sometimes the customer liked them but really preferred...
01-15-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,723
Posted By repechage

There was "discussion" way back. I generally...

There was "discussion" way back.
I generally went top to hoods, then end to hoods, tails trapped by the hood. This was with Cinelli caps, the caps went on first, the tape on top of.
Never liked the...
Replies: 17
Views: 2,015
Posted By repechage

Subject to change, but the International most...

Subject to change, but the International most often had smooth vinyl bar tape, in a white that very closely matched the white Carlton hoods.
REG plugs.
that tape frequently never made it out the...
01-09-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,919
Posted By repechage

Colnago made gravel bikes, they were called the...

Colnago made gravel bikes, they were called the Super and raced on whatever course was routed.
Note the unused seat tube waterbottle bosses, and everyone thought that was an 80’s thing.
...
01-08-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,919
Posted By repechage

accurate cynic you are oh how the mighty have...

accurate cynic you are
oh how the mighty have fallen

thinking along those lines.. how is Colnago doing?
01-08-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 948
Posted By repechage

Colnago soon enough tweaked things for short...

Colnago soon enough tweaked things for short reach (piccolo) calipers. Then a bit later came Allen key attachment.
for me, when the seat stay top eyes had COLNAGO cast in, that is the confirmed next...
01-08-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 948
Posted By repechage

I have a '68 super, rear end is 415mm A '72,...

I have a '68 super, rear end is 415mm
A '72, and 73 super same size, 410, 407mm
top tube on the '68 is 1 cm longer.

the "'70's" geometry was pretty stable.
When short reach brakes, and the...
01-04-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By repechage

Way back Phil made 4 primary types of spindles....

Way back Phil made 4 primary types of spindles. Unfortunately, not marked.
as I recall for a TA Triple- the overall will be 121-122mm with the double 115mm
On both there is a bias to the drive...
01-03-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By repechage

Those brakes at first glance look like Top 63’s...

Those brakes at first glance look like Top 63’s but are marked Dural Forgé.
note the pivot frame is solid and fixed, so one better measure well when building the frame and fork!
I have never seen...
01-02-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By repechage

Yes, Asian subcontracted. they assembled better...

Yes, Asian subcontracted.
they assembled better but were a bit deflating.
one knew the end was to come.
the early Asian bikes were called Rampar
A branding used for bikes and accessories early on...
01-01-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,319
Posted By repechage

Paint the bikes that need painting. then...

Paint the bikes that need painting.

then build them.

Acquire a Park pro workstand
12-31-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,374
Posted By repechage

I did have the rear wheel come around once 45...

I did have the rear wheel come around once 45 years ago. Out of saddle, rode through wet patch just before, tire got loose, tried to meet the front. I inspected the tire, was not too old but tread...
12-30-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By repechage

I avoided Colnagos for 40 years. I now have...

I avoided Colnagos for 40 years.
I now have four, three that fit, and one that is wife sized.
They are an entertaining bike.
In my size, smaller than yours, I consider two of the three a 2-3 hours...
12-30-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,746
Posted By repechage

The censors don't like romaji.

The censors don't like romaji.
12-29-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,406
Posted By repechage

You know that the UCI requires “lawyer lips”...

You know that the UCI requires “lawyer lips” now... I guess they can’t trust the team mechanics now, like the guy who could not remove a racers thru axle in the Tour this year...
12-29-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,406
Posted By repechage

I will add wearing a team jersey when you are not...

I will add wearing a team jersey when you are not on the team.
12-29-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,406
Posted By repechage

Kickstands that crush the chainstays.

Kickstands that crush the chainstays.
12-26-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By repechage

there are those Japanese market clamp on to the...

there are those Japanese market clamp on to the fork brake mounts- that the racers use to ride a track bike on the road and keep it NJS intact.

I need to build up my NJS frame, thinking the Sram...
12-26-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,746
Posted By repechage

BF C&V is much better than the recent stuff on...

BF C&V is much better than the recent stuff on political twitter.

forget the orthodoxy. Sheldon Brown is gone, and so is Jobst Brandt.

Its bicycle Perestroika.
12-26-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,215
Posted By repechage

I have notes, have a male child who can ride my...

I have notes, have a male child who can ride my size. Will he take care of them?
at least he can ride them till they break.
12-25-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,928
Posted By repechage

Makes me think as it went on a grand tour, the...

Makes me think as it went on a grand tour, the “system” thinks it was meant to.
12-24-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,298
Posted By repechage

i think one would need a time machine to get the...

i think one would need a time machine to get the lengths required.

The Ambrosio Elite 19 rims DO have a Reputation. Keep in mind your new rims are from the same maker, double check that the...
12-24-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,657
Posted By repechage

if you are really concerned, contact a local pro...

if you are really concerned, contact a local pro paint store (residential) there are testing kits that can be purchased and sent off to confirm or deny if there is lead in the paint sample.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-24-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 948
Posted By repechage

the head tube is in the way for effective...

the head tube is in the way for effective enlarging of the lug socket at the region closest to the head tube. I have seen repairs where the new tube was shortchanged on the miter, not my style.
12-24-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By repechage

listings are of little consequence. A review of...

listings are of little consequence.
A review of completed item will be a bit more helpful, but even there, I know that those numbers can be...
"manipulated"
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By repechage

in SoCal a white UO8 on CL gets called a PX-10...

in SoCal a white UO8 on CL gets called a PX-10 and $1,000 or more asking.
12-23-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,519
Posted By repechage

don't necessarily go by the graphics, the bike no...

don't necessarily go by the graphics, the bike no doubt has been repainted, Colnago forks of this style were chrome.
Frame is of the "chain rest" period.
Reads like a good purchase.
12-22-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By repechage

Some men should not own a drill motor and drill...

Some men should not own a drill motor and drill index.
12-22-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,530
Posted By repechage

My laugh and tribute was Colnago signing Brian...

My laugh and tribute was Colnago signing Brian Baylis' tribute replica Colnago.
Passed his judgement.
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By repechage

Part it out. Very good chance that the buyer...

Part it out.
Very good chance that the buyer will wish to rebuild as a geared bike.
12-22-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 706
Posted By repechage

extraneous. Remove the tire, take advantage...

extraneous.

Remove the tire, take advantage and insure the wheel is true.
measure the RIM to the Seatstays, Flip the wheel and measure again.

The string method is good for understanding if the...
12-21-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By repechage

find that man a cupie doll a winner

find that man a cupie doll
a winner
12-21-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 706
Posted By repechage

Measure then flip the wheel and measure again ...

Measure
then flip the wheel and measure again
the truth is out there
12-19-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,248
Posted By repechage

Black rims, gumwall tires - my opinion. But I...

Black rims, gumwall tires - my opinion.
But I would use black cloth tape. The padded just appears Michelin Man to me, understand for many it is a comfort thing.
Anodizing removed polished brakes do...
12-19-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 606
Posted By repechage

Looks interesting- lack of braze ons suggest...

Looks interesting- lack of braze ons suggest earlier than later.
I have seen a few with vertical dropouts.
I would reward it with new paint.
not powdercoat
12-17-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,126
Posted By repechage

the shop sticker I think is covering a shop...

the shop sticker I think is covering a shop transfer. I am not sure when the sticker type arrived- I think this is too early for original, perhaps applied at a service.
12-16-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 761
Posted By repechage

was with fresh tires. finally used the...

was with fresh tires. finally used the Specialized tubes and they have held, not a fan of Specialized as a company but, they manage the QC.
12-15-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,889
Posted By repechage

S-22, I have one, Beef. look at those...

S-22, I have one, Beef.
look at those chainstays... 1” and change at the bottom bracket.
the seat tube and downtube go Over the bottom bracket sockets-
this is a Sprinter’s machine.

weight?...
12-14-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By repechage

I have some Record rims but decades earlier, like...

I have some Record rims but decades earlier, like 40-50 years earlier. I doubt there is any connection.

record is probably a model, Google the other info - search eBay.it too
12-14-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,518
Posted By repechage

the contoured chainguards on those were the best...

the contoured chainguards on those were the best part, STYLING! the construction of the frame was meh.
12-13-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By repechage

I like the head lugs, and especially like the...

I like the head lugs, and especially like the aluminum brake hangar and headset toothed washer combination. The stamped Mafac units yield under load
12-12-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By repechage

I have seen Roto shells in English and Italian,...

I have seen Roto shells in English and Italian, applause they made French threaded parts.
12-12-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,021
Posted By repechage

My working hypothesis has been that tall guys are...

My working hypothesis has been that tall guys are cheap.
12-12-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By repechage

Handsome bike, and about my size which makes it...

Handsome bike, and about my size which makes it even more attractive.

does this one have a serial number or initials of who it was for?
12-09-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 592
Posted By repechage

Two issues- swing displacement and cog size. ...

Two issues- swing displacement and cog size.
keep in mind, as the mech swings IN it swings UP, not helpful.
7 cogs can get you to 26 with a 10-11 tooth difference up front.
6 cogs can get 28t same...
12-06-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,584
Posted By repechage

ya know, in the70’s in the USA- the official...

ya know, in the70’s in the USA- the official would ask you to get plain white socks if you were entering a race
12-06-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,118
Posted By repechage

In the 8 cog era- Campagnolo made a big change at...

In the 8 cog era- Campagnolo made a big change at the beginning was called EXA drive.

I learned this long ago- the early Campagnolo cassette spline was close but slightly different than Shimano of...
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