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10-21-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,074
Posted By Salamandrine

^^^ So Atoms were a buck more than Reginas? ;) I...

^^^ So Atoms were a buck more than Reginas? ;) I liked Atom freewheels too.

As an aside, my favorite vintage freewheel was the Cyclo Pans kit.

BTW, personally I'd go max 26T for good shifting....
10-21-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 437
Posted By Salamandrine

I think it's mighty nice of the Italians to use...

I think it's mighty nice of the Italians to use an English word like "super" to describe their bikes and stuff. ;) :lol:



Yep. Let's not forget everything "Laser" in the 70s, and "Digital" or...
10-21-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By Salamandrine

That's interesting. Thanks for digging up that...

That's interesting. Thanks for digging up that bit of obscure tech. I've never seen a C shaped pump peg either. It actually seems like a good idea, in a way, though a bit complicated compared to...
10-20-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,334
Posted By Salamandrine

True 'nuff. Are they still there? I was born in...

True 'nuff. Are they still there? I was born in the Central Valley and spent a lot of time there in my youth. I remember gravel roads that were spread with actual gravel, but I haven't seen one in...
10-20-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 393
Posted By Salamandrine

Traditionally they'd would be put on with just...

Traditionally they'd would be put on with just grease, but using a real fixed cup tool -- not a wrench, and plenty of torque. I was taught to use a breaker bar/pipe with the campy fixed cup tool.
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10-20-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,334
Posted By Salamandrine

Just an aside but we don't really have many...

Just an aside but we don't really have many actual gravel roads in California. I'm sure there's some somewhere, but they aren't common. I remember seeing more when I was a kid. Dirt roads are...
10-20-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,074
Posted By Salamandrine

Everest would have been OEM, but freewheels were...

Everest would have been OEM, but freewheels were swapped all the time. Look for Everest, sure, but I wouldn't sweat putting on an Oro. My Masi almost always had an Oro on it. Pretty much the bog...
10-20-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Salamandrine

Maybe? Kool Stop International - High Performance...

Maybe? Kool Stop International - High Performance Bicycle Brake Pads Since 1977 (http://www.koolstop.com/english/rim_pads.html)

The dimensions according to Koolstop look close enough that I'd...
10-19-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,334
Posted By Salamandrine

Sshhhhhh! You're spoiling it! ;) For sure, the...

Sshhhhhh! You're spoiling it! ;) For sure, the cynical side of me sees this as a marketing opportunity. If you create lots of subcategories, people need to buy more bikes, right?

Usually, vintage...
10-19-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By Salamandrine

That's interesting. I've never seen a campy 41T....

That's interesting. I've never seen a campy 41T. It must be from the last few years of NR/SR. With a traditional bushed Regina type chain, 42 is the minimum. The relatively high side plates would hit...
10-19-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By Salamandrine

Wow. I am tempted by this, if only for nostalgia....

Wow. I am tempted by this, if only for nostalgia. Not sure I would ever actually use them. I had a pair of these BITD. They were my first cycling shoes, purchased slightly used from a local racer.
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10-18-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By Salamandrine

If it's a freewheel it's the same deal, more or...

If it's a freewheel it's the same deal, more or less. Swap that instead.
10-18-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By Salamandrine

Should be an RX100 crank, which is 130 BCD. If...

Should be an RX100 crank, which is 130 BCD. If they are standard and not anything oddball (I can't remember) you should be able to swap out the chainrings for 38/48.

However, I would suggest...
10-17-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, so I had to google Peleton bikes to figure...

Yeah, so I had to google Peleton bikes to figure out what you guys are talking about. So it's like an overpriced exercise bike that has a TV in front of it, and forces you to watch some sweaty bozo...
10-17-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By Salamandrine

It's because the 126 mm OLD was standard for a...

It's because the 126 mm OLD was standard for a really long time, and a gazillion bikes were made with it. 7 speed is the most speeds that will fit on 126, and more is better, right?

7 speed itself...
10-14-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,464
Posted By Salamandrine

True. I'm not sure exactly yet, but undoubtedly...

True. I'm not sure exactly yet, but undoubtedly there is some obscure cycling related trivia that does not matter to 99.99999% of the world that we can argue about. ;) Isn't that what this forum is...
10-14-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,464
Posted By Salamandrine

I built my first wheels with DT spokes in late 79...

I built my first wheels with DT spokes in late 79 IIRC, and at the time they were still a little suspect. I broke plenty of them BITD, but I rode a lot of miles. DT seems to have improved their...
10-14-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,464
Posted By Salamandrine

Vintage bikes can cause some problems on an...

Vintage bikes can cause some problems on an extended tour. If you have to cross a river, sometimes it can lead to the wooden rims delaminating, since they were glued up with hide glue made from old...
10-13-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,093
Posted By Salamandrine

I assume you want it to index? Shimano Deore M591...

I assume you want it to index? Shimano Deore M591 are pretty solid, but recently discontinued. Maybe Acera.
10-13-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,464
Posted By Salamandrine

That LHT looks like it's almost ready to go. As a...

That LHT looks like it's almost ready to go. As a theoretical we can discuss vintage vs modern all day long, but as a practical matter I'll be another vote for hopping on the LHT and heading down the...
10-12-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 611
Posted By Salamandrine

Whichever one is white. Nice feature to be able...

Whichever one is white. Nice feature to be able to see when dirt has gotten into the bearings. Generic white lithium is fine. Finish line will clearly greatly increase your speed though, for only an...
10-12-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Posted By Salamandrine

If a Silca frame pump won't pump higher than 75...

If a Silca frame pump won't pump higher than 75 or 80, then likely the seals in the pump head need to be replaced, and/or the main diaphragm needs to be greased or possibly replaced. 110+ no problem...
10-12-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Posted By Salamandrine

FWIW, I've never had a problem reaching 100+ psi...

FWIW, I've never had a problem reaching 100+ psi with a Silca and campy metal head. Generally I used to run my training sew ups at 100. The silca plastic heads that came with the pumps kinda sucked...
10-11-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Salamandrine

I haven't thought about this in 35 years, but now...

I haven't thought about this in 35 years, but now that I do, I think it had more to do with the dropout design of the bike that it commonly came on in the shop where I worked at the time. They just...
10-11-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,464
Posted By Salamandrine

I suppose my Riv Clem is really similar in layout...

I suppose my Riv Clem is really similar in layout and functionality to a LHT, but a bit more styley. I certainly enjoy riding it as well. Different experience, but also fun. So yeah, that's the best...
10-11-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Salamandrine

Nice. Yeah, those are my least favorite campy...

Nice. Yeah, those are my least favorite campy derailleur, BITD. IIRC they were difficult to get enough chain wrap around the small cogs. Prone to skipping with stronger riders. You'd have to slide...
10-11-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,464
Posted By Salamandrine

As a slight aside, IME center pull brakes work...

As a slight aside, IME center pull brakes work perfectly well for loaded touring. I set up my King of Mercia initially with gran compe reissues, thinking I'd probably change them some time later to...
10-11-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 883
Posted By Salamandrine

As I mentioned, I've only had one bike of my own...

As I mentioned, I've only had one bike of my own that came with lawyer lips. It just so happened that Testors green model paint was a perfect match. Thank you Rivendell! Realistically though, my fork...
10-11-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,464
Posted By Salamandrine

I remember having this same question a few years...

I remember having this same question a few years ago. I went around and looked at all the modern touring bikes. IMO modern touring bikes tend to be overbuilt. They are optimized for a 250lb dude...
10-10-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By Salamandrine

Be careful with sandpaper grits. It's a...

Be careful with sandpaper grits. It's a minefield. Most people don't know this, but there are three (3!) different grit sizing systems, four if you count microns, and they are all completely...
10-10-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 883
Posted By Salamandrine

OK, so we have established the main purpose of...

OK, so we have established the main purpose of lawyer lips is to protect you against lawyers. If lawyers are after you, it's a coin toss anyway. Since I've never had a bike that I haven't modified,...
10-10-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By Salamandrine

Nice. It's funny how Mercian hasn't changed the...

Nice. It's funny how Mercian hasn't changed the King of Mercia hardly at all. The barber pole is still an extra cost option. I ordered mine with OS tubing, so it's a little different, but not much.
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10-10-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By Salamandrine

I'd suggest replacing the freewheel and chain,...

I'd suggest replacing the freewheel and chain, giving the rest of the drivetrain a good cleaning and adjustment, and call it a day. That alone is going to be challenge enough unless you have a lot of...
10-10-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By Salamandrine

Ultra 6 might be able to be hacked to use with...

Ultra 6 might be able to be hacked to use with index shifting. Spacing is 5mm C-t-C which pretty much what became the standard later. Anyone tried to hack this? Seems like someone must have. Would...
10-10-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By Salamandrine

Campagnolo drivetrains don't wear out,...

Campagnolo drivetrains don't wear out, realistically. Chains and freewheels do wear out. You can tell by measuring the chain. Also, the chain will start to skip off the teeth of a worn out freewheel...
10-10-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 883
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, that's exactly it. People commonly would...

Yeah, that's exactly it. People commonly would try to use a QR as a wing nut instead of as a cam action lever.

QR were still new to most people in the late 70s and 80s. Every new bike that got...
10-10-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,420
Posted By Salamandrine

Louison Bobet

Louison Bobet
10-09-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 883
Posted By Salamandrine

I'm sticking with inherently idiotic.

I'm sticking with inherently idiotic.
10-09-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 883
Posted By Salamandrine

Lawyer lips don't last 30 seconds on any bike...

Lawyer lips don't last 30 seconds on any bike I've owned. Ok, so they only ever came on one bike I've personally owned. They are inherently idiotic. File them off.

Scotchbrite tape on rims and...
10-09-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By Salamandrine

Good call. Those might indeed be made to work. It...

Good call. Those might indeed be made to work. It would be really lucky if they used the same threads as the original AGC bolts. Even if they didn't, I think it would be possible to mod the AGC...
10-09-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, but the regular gran compes aren't AERO! ...

Yeah, but the regular gran compes aren't AERO!

If you were really determined, and have oodles of mechanical skills, I bet you could modify a new pad to fit those holders, and figure out a way to...
10-09-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 15,529
Posted By Salamandrine

This thread made me realize that when bunny...

This thread made me realize that when bunny hopping curbs with a road bike, yeah, you do it basically the same way as with BMX. I don't often have occasion to do it anymore. Pretty sure I still...
10-08-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 15,529
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah you're right. BMX style bunny hops. I...

Yeah you're right. BMX style bunny hops. I forgot. Been a while since I had my Mongoose. Different technique but same effect. If you're clipped in you can just hop both wheels at once, even at high...
10-08-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 15,529
Posted By Salamandrine

Another small advantage of being clipped in is...

Another small advantage of being clipped in is that it allows you to bunnyhop over stuff: curbs, small logs, cattleguards, etc -- if you are so inclined.
10-08-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 15,529
Posted By Salamandrine

They were developed for cyclists who were already...

They were developed for cyclists who were already using toe clips and straps with slot cleated shoes. If that's what you were used to, like me, clipless were a nice improvment, particularly SPD.
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10-08-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By Salamandrine

Nice find. You'll probably be able to find...

Nice find. You'll probably be able to find another Ofmega crankset like that. They were fairly common OEM on Italian bikes. Galli, Gipiemme, or of courese Campagnolo would be reasonable substitutes....
10-07-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,077
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, blue loctite is just gummy sticky stuff...

Yeah, blue loctite is just gummy sticky stuff that impedes loosening. You will still be able to adjust the D ring. If it's not organic enough for you, boiled linseed oil works.

FWIW I've never...
10-06-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,317
Posted By Salamandrine

I concur on the Sutro quill stems. A little...

I concur on the Sutro quill stems. A little higher than vintage. Plus it has a picture of the giant roachclip on it.

You won't get the bars anywhere near as high as they are in the picture with...
10-06-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,317
Posted By Salamandrine

The main thing is you want a stem with the...

The main thing is you want a stem with the correct diameter for the bar that you have. That must be measured first. Any quality forged stem will do, if it's the right size and length. Avoid cheap...
10-05-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,243
Posted By Salamandrine

It didn't seem strange at the time, but I've...

It didn't seem strange at the time, but I've carried more than a few blocks of frozen squid on my bike.
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