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Posted By roadcrankr

Not a professional model.

Not a professional model.
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Views: 109
Posted By roadcrankr

Since you cannot yet post photos, you could...

Since you cannot yet post photos, you could describe a few things.
Serial #, stampings inside crank arms, top of rear derailleur, and brake calipers, and if you see any chrome.
The early Pros are...
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Posted By roadcrankr

Does it look anything like mine from '73? You can...

Does it look anything like mine from '73? You can find brochures online from the 70's to help you pinpoint the look.
Originality and condition matter...
08-12-22, 08:56 PM
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Posted By roadcrankr

My top-of-the-line '73 Raleigh Pro and '71 Gitane...

My top-of-the-line '73 Raleigh Pro and '71 Gitane Super Corsa both exhibit workmanship flaws.
The Raleigh is straight, but they got lazy with the finish and final touches. Low mileage bike in my...
08-06-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By roadcrankr

I thought the same thing, concerning any five-cog...

I thought the same thing, concerning any five-cog freewheel. And never worried about cross-chaining.
Back in the day, they made those freewheel cogs out of beefy steel. The cogs outlast the...
08-03-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,630
Posted By roadcrankr

Cyccommute and I referred to White Lightning...

Cyccommute and I referred to White Lightning Clean Ride, not Epic Ride.
Clean is entirely wax-based, while Epic is synthetic/silicone based.
I find that "chain replacements" bit ridiculous. It...
08-02-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,630
Posted By roadcrankr

I vouch for White Lightning, as well. Their...

I vouch for White Lightning, as well. Their original Clean Ride formulation. Approaching thirty years of dedicated usage.
I found that high-end KMC or Dura Ace chains work well with White Lightning....
08-02-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 664
Posted By roadcrankr

Damn. My local shop sure sticks it to me. Part of...

Damn. My local shop sure sticks it to me. Part of our discrepancy here is that I always buy in pairs.
Still, that's like $18 a pair for regular Shimano, non-optislik. (Those never work right for...
08-02-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 664
Posted By roadcrankr

Whoops. Typo. haha Well, give me some credit for...

Whoops. Typo. haha Well, give me some credit for not calling them brifters.
I hate when people call 'em that, too.
Seriously...where's these four buck cables you speak about?
08-02-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By roadcrankr

You could try a triple. The lower end of their...

You could try a triple. The lower end of their cage will get you the clearance, clarence.
08-02-22, 09:43 AM
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Views: 664
Posted By roadcrankr

Quote: Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1255997-shimano-rd-cable-keeps-fraying-inside-shifter.html#post22594672)
Because changing a $4.00 cable...
07-31-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 664
Posted By roadcrankr

On my 11sp Dura Ace (and previous gen 10sp), I...

On my 11sp Dura Ace (and previous gen 10sp), I reached about 7k-8k miles to the point of the cable fraying inside the right shifter.
That's when I forgot to simply change it at a regular 5k or 6k...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 631
Posted By roadcrankr

Golden Gate Park would be a blast, with all the...

Golden Gate Park would be a blast, with all the variations of routes. Or going along the coast looks nice. And all that clean air. Good stuff.
Forum: Foo
07-04-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 356
Posted By roadcrankr

You guys are making me hungry! I'm a very lazy...

You guys are making me hungry!
I'm a very lazy rib cooker. Slow-cook in the crockpot for half the day, then finish off in the oven.
For the crockpot, I use a cooking bag filled with soup stock,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 631
Posted By roadcrankr

Thanks for pointing out these Strava heatmaps;...

Thanks for pointing out these Strava heatmaps; never knew these existed.
Mine cover habitual terrain and routes here in SoCal. It's fun to switch between years and all-time.
Traversing so many...
07-01-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,350
Posted By roadcrankr

Another endorsement of the Halo here. Been using...

Another endorsement of the Halo here. Been using for more than ten years.
Sometimes tuck a spare in my jersey pocket to swap out midride.
Keep these washed - like every couple rides - and routinely...
07-01-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,825
Posted By roadcrankr

My only superhero skill involves seeing the...

My only superhero skill involves seeing the dumpster, determining wind direction, and holding my breath - while riding 20mph and within half a second.
I managed to pickup many nice tools and money...
Forum: Foo
07-01-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,579
Posted By roadcrankr

Our mini-goldendoodle, Hazel. ...

Our mini-goldendoodle, Hazel.

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07-01-22, 12:21 PM
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Views: 880
Posted By roadcrankr

I found a NOS 35 x 1 fixed cup from the mid-70's...

I found a NOS 35 x 1 fixed cup from the mid-70's in my parts stash.
I don't believe I will ever use it to replace the circa-'71 one on my Gitane.
Some brief research on value shows that $25 shipped...
Forum: Foo
07-01-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 755
Posted By roadcrankr

My go-to lately is a nice margarita. Just eyeball...

My go-to lately is a nice margarita. Just eyeball the measured ingredients.
40% of glass cold organic lemonade
40% cheap or good tequila (Casamigos tastes top-end enough. lol)
Trickle of Grand...
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Views: 1,220
Posted By roadcrankr

The nice close-up photos age the bike...

The nice close-up photos age the bike considerably, in terms of tons of miles. (Maybe 60k+?) Seems a bit tuckered-out to me.
Slap the original saddle on it, replace the bar tape with something less...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-22, 04:11 PM
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Views: 374
Posted By roadcrankr

I bought Camelbaks, just for the bladders. ...

I bought Camelbaks, just for the bladders.
Great for backpacking, where water was scarce.
Super well-built and sturdy. Can't imagine one springing a leak.
06-22-22, 10:25 PM
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Views: 4,978
Posted By roadcrankr

This thread keeps going like the Energizer Bunny....

This thread keeps going like the Energizer Bunny. Okay, I'll play.
On a morning commute heading directly into the rising sun, a couple elderly ladies pulled up next to me and the passenger hollered...
06-15-22, 12:38 PM
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Views: 722
Posted By roadcrankr

The only time I find the need to turn off the...

The only time I find the need to turn off the rear occurs when intercepting one of my group rides.
No sense to send my buddies into an epileptic seizure. lol :twitchy:
No problem switching off the...
06-12-22, 11:35 AM
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Views: 2,027
Posted By roadcrankr

For pete's sake...not even close.

For pete's sake...not even close.
06-09-22, 12:44 PM
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Posted By roadcrankr

This. 100%.

I've told this to others for many years. I took several years of judo in my youth. Part of the warmups includes practicing rolls, left and right. I probably did several thousand of these through the...
06-06-22, 10:17 AM
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Posted By roadcrankr

I ride my bikes more than I drive, so I spend far...

I ride my bikes more than I drive, so I spend far more on bicycle maintenance.
On the other hand, a triple-bypass costs far more than said maintenance.
Forum: Touring
06-05-22, 07:19 PM
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Views: 891
Posted By roadcrankr

I bought my Ultimate repair stand in the...

I bought my Ultimate repair stand in the mid-90's.
It came with a rod that attaches to the bars and frame, keeping the front steerer staight.
Perhaps something like that, combined with the trailer,...
05-31-22, 01:42 PM
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Views: 13,797
Posted By roadcrankr

I feel a little sorry for all the non-531 folks...

I feel a little sorry for all the non-531 folks who keep posting here. :bike2:

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05-25-22, 11:19 PM
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Views: 1,299
Posted By roadcrankr

Colnago Master Olympics came spec'd with Dura...

Colnago Master Olympics came spec'd with Dura Ace. Here's mine. Still in near-mint condition.
...
05-25-22, 08:48 AM
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Views: 381
Posted By roadcrankr

Such a creak can come from the headset, too....

Such a creak can come from the headset, too. Generally a sealed bearing that chaffs against the cup.
Tightening the arrangement can do the trick, but an ill-fitting bearing will forever make noise.
05-22-22, 09:24 PM
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Views: 5,081
Posted By roadcrankr

You can tell your tire's air pressure by pinching...

You can tell your tire's air pressure by pinching a properly-inflated one with your thumb & finger. - my brother
05-19-22, 11:39 AM
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Posted By roadcrankr

Some shops might let you borrow this old jobber

Mine came in handy for a bunch of pre-9speed BB's.
It's a big goofy tool that people give me grief over. Until they need it. lol
Otherwise, yeah, wail on it with a big chisel and hammer. Ya got...
Forum: Foo
05-15-22, 09:55 PM
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Views: 478
Posted By roadcrankr

I sprouted a bunch of things from seeds, using...

I sprouted a bunch of things from seeds, using those little peat moss pods.
The zucchini, basil, cilantro, summer squash, jalapeno, and red bell peppers look good.
Just noticed some habaneros and...
05-15-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 988
Posted By roadcrankr

Shimano's part number designations - particularly...

Shimano's part number designations - particularly with their 7400-series - could confuse the best of 'em. lol
So pay attention to rear hub numbers.
7400 = threaded and uses a freewheel (if memory...
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Views: 649
Posted By roadcrankr

Very nice for a thirty-seven year-old Centurion....

Very nice for a thirty-seven year-old Centurion. Looks like you took some spills.
Your photos seem fine. Clean up some of that surface rust in weird spots.
Lower the stem a couple inches, close the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 976
Posted By roadcrankr

Great feedback here. All women respond...

Great feedback here. All women respond differently. From rejecting it after the first ride to eventually kicking your butt on every climb.
One of my girlfriends, years ago, wanted to go riding with...
Forum: Foo
05-11-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,057
Posted By roadcrankr

I still use my fifth gen, with the same layout at...

I still use my fifth gen, with the same layout at the original, including the obsolete connecting system.
Contains about six hundred songs on its harddrive. Very easy to skip forward or back and to...
05-11-22, 11:14 AM
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Posted By roadcrankr

Interesting use of that front rack to create a...

Interesting use of that front rack to create a return spring for the front brake.
At least that's what it looks like to me. Perhaps the rear brake uses a customary spring.
Very cool bike. It begs...
05-09-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By roadcrankr

Not a Cinelli frameset. No way.

Not a Cinelli frameset. No way.
05-04-22, 03:46 PM
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Posted By roadcrankr

'71 Gitane Super Corsa

Back in '71, I bought my Gitane new with paper route money. :commute:
With the help of my older brother, we made some prudent upgrades.
Nuovo Record brakeset to replace the Mafac Competition....
05-04-22, 09:03 AM
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Views: 405
Posted By roadcrankr

Nice find. I will try your magic eraser tip on my...

Nice find. I will try your magic eraser tip on my old steeds.
No doubt, you know that those Reynolds decals are available online.
In the early-70's, Phil Wood began making high-quality sealed...
Forum: Touring
04-30-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,739
Posted By roadcrankr

Excellent. You said this way better than I could....

Excellent. You said this way better than I could. For long days in the saddle, regular drop bars make great sense.
Personally, I like the Giant best, with its double-front chainrings and panniers.
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Posted By roadcrankr

Seems a prerequisite that craigslist sellers...

Seems a prerequisite that craigslist sellers provide crappy photos.
Hard to tell if it got a quality respray. Almost looks like they masked the badge. At least it's there. Those sell for big bucks....
04-26-22, 10:30 AM
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Views: 1,534
Posted By roadcrankr

That's one absolutely sweet bike! Still, the OP's...

That's one absolutely sweet bike! Still, the OP's strategy involves making the lightest bike possible.
Your Panaracer 27" tires weigh 320 grams each. Adding a tube and rimstrip put another 100 grams...
04-25-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,534
Posted By roadcrankr

For the life of me, I cannot think of a single...

For the life of me, I cannot think of a single race frame that came with 27" wheels.
Inquiring minds would dearly appreciate photos.
04-25-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,534
Posted By roadcrankr

Tubular wheelsets will result in your lightest...

Tubular wheelsets will result in your lightest option. Sounds like you're building it around a heavyish touring frameset.
So you're starting with a fairly severe handicap. I like the project - don't...
04-24-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,670
Posted By roadcrankr

That 51mm headbadge puts the frameset back to a...

That 51mm headbadge puts the frameset back to a '58 at its oldest.
'58 aligns it with the crankset and brakes better.
Surprising it didn't get outfitted with the newest Record front derailleur.
04-24-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,670
Posted By roadcrankr

Perfect photos. Try taking some of hubs/skewers....

Perfect photos. Try taking some of hubs/skewers. Still looking like circa '55 or older to me.
Try to preserve those cables. I'd love to be the one helping with your restoration. Anybody would!
Such...
04-24-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,625
Posted By roadcrankr

+1. Swytch powers a front hub motor, via a...

+1. Swytch powers a front hub motor, via a mounted battery pack.
It allows one to turn a conventional bike into an on-demand electric.
I think they sell it in various wheel sizes, or one can simply...
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