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10-20-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 393
Posted By SurferRosa

Like the white roll you'd find at the hardware...

Like the white roll you'd find at the hardware store to use on sink faucet threads? Assume you grease the shell and tape the cup. I like this idea. Seems like it would help prevent moisture, too.
10-20-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 393
Posted By SurferRosa

... Took me a few seconds. :lol:

... Took me a few seconds. :lol:
10-20-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By SurferRosa

I use an adjustable wrench. That's all that's...

I use an adjustable wrench. That's all that's needed most of the time. Sometimes I use my neighbor's bench vise and "turn the big bus to the left."

Most often with stubborn freewheels, I hit the...
10-20-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,798
Posted By SurferRosa

:lol: :thumb:

:lol: :thumb:
10-20-20, 03:29 PM
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Views: 287,999
Posted By SurferRosa

I'm working on a 1970s Record one today. ...

I'm working on a 1970s Record one today.

https://i.imgur.com/ik13vgX.jpg

Just for reference, these retainers hold a 20-count of 3/16" balls.
10-20-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 393
Posted By SurferRosa

I am a fan of Shelley Duvall. Is she italian?

I am a fan of Shelley Duvall. Is she italian?
10-20-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 393
Posted By SurferRosa

:lol: I am well aware of your systematic method...

:lol: I am well aware of your systematic method and my embraced lack of complete thoroughness! :thumb:



What about volume? Just like one would use grease on both cup and shell? Or ..?
10-20-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 393
Posted By SurferRosa

Italian fixed cup install: grease, thread lock, or ..?

I don't usually remove the fixed cup during an overhaul, but I do always check if it's secure. This Sugino cup, from a '72 Torpado, came loose fairly easily with an adjustable wrench. So I removed it...
10-20-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3,654
Views: 323,578
Posted By SurferRosa

Overhauled the Torpado's Dura Ace calipers and...

Overhauled the Torpado's Dura Ace calipers and learned something new: it's a lot easier to adjust 'em without the spring engaged. I used to tweak adjustment after they were mounted, but I think...
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By SurferRosa

Anywhere from $100 to $500 or even more. It's...

Anywhere from $100 to $500 or even more. It's really all about condition. For me, the quality of the paint is really important and makes a resale/flip so much easier. I'm less worried about original...
10-19-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 58,557
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Posted By SurferRosa

I might pick up this one just for that saddle!...

I might pick up this one just for that saddle! :eek:

https://images.craigslist.org/01414_ira6rnGbbPQ_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg...
10-19-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 315
Posted By SurferRosa

Maybe your bike isn't quite old enough! :lol: ...

Maybe your bike isn't quite old enough! :lol: Seriously, I've never run into what you describe. The dozens of bikes I refurbish are from 1960 - 1988. There's so much used, period-correct stuff...
10-19-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By SurferRosa

That's a tough get. You may want to source...

That's a tough get. You may want to source another arm in the same length to get the bike on the road while you continue the search. Except for the extraction threads, a Victory left arm will look...
10-19-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3,654
Views: 323,578
Posted By SurferRosa

I love working on nice stuff from a garage...

I love working on nice stuff from a garage queen... The Torpado had Nisi sewups, so I disassembled them and overhauled the 36h Nuovo Tipo hubset. All matching and original from '72. Didn't really...
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By SurferRosa

$40-$50.

$40-$50.
10-18-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,798
Posted By SurferRosa

:thumb: Thank you. Putting those two guys...

:thumb: Thank you.

Putting those two guys on ignore. Ridiculous, illogical behavior.
10-18-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,798
Posted By SurferRosa

​​​​​​Nice try. Unfortunately, you led with this...

​​​​​​Nice try. Unfortunately, you led with this ...



Funny how wrong were the two or three guys attempting ridicule by touting a "quick search" that would yield the federal bicycle operator...
10-18-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,798
Posted By SurferRosa

Is the uniform traffic code federal law??? ...

Is the uniform traffic code federal law???



That's all I asked for, the facts. Unfortunately, that's not what I got, which is attitude and illegitimate bunk.



​​​​​​:lol:
10-18-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,798
Posted By SurferRosa

:lol: You pull the unnecessary attitude --...

:lol:

You pull the unnecessary attitude -- "just do a search" "next time, do a search" -- with zero legitimate answer to my question. Then you think "motor vehicles" covers bicycles. Then you get...
10-18-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,798
Posted By SurferRosa

You left out the word "motor." Not sure bicycles...

You left out the word "motor." Not sure bicycles qualify.

You guys are touting this is such an easy search. Uh huh.
10-18-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,798
Posted By SurferRosa

Sorry, but I wasn't the one mouthing off like a...

Sorry, but I wasn't the one mouthing off like a schoolgirl. I kindly asked a straight-up question and got no legitimate answer except attitude.
10-18-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3,654
Views: 323,578
Posted By SurferRosa

The only thing I had handy that I thought would...

The only thing I had handy that I thought would work, leather cleaner/conditioner.
10-18-20, 01:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,798
Posted By SurferRosa

Care to point me in the right direction? I...

Care to point me in the right direction? I couldn't find federal law pertaining to bicycle road use in states (besides national parks).



Sorry, not what I asked. Most here know about federal...
10-17-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,798
Posted By SurferRosa

There are federal laws on bike road use? I...

There are federal laws on bike road use?

I know my own state law calls for red blinking in the rear and white in front after dark.
10-17-20, 07:12 PM
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Views: 3,233,444
Posted By SurferRosa

The perfect bike for the Spirt. But needs a...

The perfect bike for the Spirt.

But needs a suspension seatpost for me to take it seriously.
10-17-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By SurferRosa

You'd think wheel alignment when tightening the...

You'd think wheel alignment when tightening the stem in step 6 would be more intuitive.
10-17-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By SurferRosa

That's good etiquette. I had to make a quick...

That's good etiquette. I had to make a quick left the other day in front of oncoming traffic or wait till it was all past. I saw the lead car was a bright red Porsche 928. Hadn't seen one in a...
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By SurferRosa

Is it a Colnago? Can't tell. It needs some...

Is it a Colnago? Can't tell. It needs some pantographing, Colnago bar tape, Colnago stitching on the saddle, and maybe a tall Colnago flag waving in the wind.
10-17-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By SurferRosa

I would never use any of those. For me and...

I would never use any of those.

For me and my old bikes, it's important to have a small, quick allen wrench handy with its little handle, perfectly suited for the job. Short lever length is...
10-17-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,654
Views: 323,578
Posted By SurferRosa

Yeah, I think soaking in the really hot water was...

Yeah, I think soaking in the really hot water was the most important bit to get 'em soft again. The outside clouded up after they dried, so they also needed some conditioner. Didn't want to use...
10-17-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3,654
Views: 323,578
Posted By SurferRosa

I'm so bad at that, Ben. But the seller still has...

I'm so bad at that, Ben. But the seller still has up his craigs listing. Here's his pic:

https://images.craigslist.org/00101_9QYCNQpUcVa_0pO0jm_1200x900.jpg

Afterwards, the water in the pot was...
10-17-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3,654
Views: 323,578
Posted By SurferRosa

From the Torpado I bought yesterday, these hoods...

From the Torpado I bought yesterday, these hoods were dark brown and cracking. I put some dish detergent in a small pot with water and started heating it on the stove. Dropped in the hoods and...
10-17-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By SurferRosa

I prefer 7-speed clusters with my 126mm old bikes...

I prefer 7-speed clusters with my 126mm old bikes and friction shifting, because they shift better and quicker for me than 6-speeds.
10-17-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By SurferRosa

I don't think that's the right word to use.

I don't think that's the right word to use.
10-17-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 19,739
Views: 3,233,444
Posted By SurferRosa

Not sure what's going on here. The Circuit...

Not sure what's going on here. The Circuit debuted in '87, I believe. It had brazed dt shifter mounts. And were the rear drops ever labeled Tange?
...
10-16-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,028
Posted By SurferRosa

A 6-speed cassette? If a 6-speed cluster, more...

A 6-speed cassette? If a 6-speed cluster, more likely, it's a freewheel, right?

And, yes, you can "upgrade" it. <wince>
10-16-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 58,557
Views: 8,572,831
Posted By SurferRosa

Woodrup owner in Portlandia said a few days ago...

Woodrup owner in Portlandia said a few days ago that he sold it. He couldn't delete the ad, and he said he didn't want a craigs account. :foo:
10-16-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By SurferRosa

... and overhauled with new grease and bearings...

... and overhauled with new grease and bearings after you deal with the cosmetics.
10-16-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By SurferRosa

I wouldn't think the widened seat lug is an...

I wouldn't think the widened seat lug is an issue, but I can't see if there are any cracks. The seat tube would have me more worried with that long stretch of missing paint where a crack or bulge may...
10-16-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,028
Posted By SurferRosa

Sintered? 😬

Sintered? 😬
10-16-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 58,557
Views: 8,572,831
Posted By SurferRosa

He said it was stamped a 56, and the seat tube...

He said it was stamped a 56, and the seat tube does measure that, c-c. Unfortunately for me, the top tube is a half inch shorter. I really want to keep the original 3ttt stem and bars with the bike,...
10-16-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,028
Posted By SurferRosa

Cleaned up, they'll work absolutely great with a...

Cleaned up, they'll work absolutely great with a nice true wheel, good rim surface, good pads that are properly mounted, and a little htfu. :thumb:
10-16-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3,288
Views: 287,999
Posted By SurferRosa

Thanks. But Skip (@smontanaro) already reached...

Thanks. But Skip (@smontanaro) already reached out. Lemme get back to you if needed. :thumb:
10-16-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 58,557
Views: 8,572,831
Posted By SurferRosa

Too late. https://i.imgur.com/TYamvGk.jpg ...

Too late.

https://i.imgur.com/TYamvGk.jpg

But give me a month or two. Or maybe next spring, and it might be up for sale again. :thumb:

Looks nos. I asked him where's any road rash. He...
10-16-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 58,557
Views: 8,572,831
Posted By SurferRosa

Goin' to pick up this one-owner '72 Torpado...

Goin' to pick up this one-owner '72 Torpado today! :thumb:

https://images.craigslist.org/00k0k_6jG8EkRapFp_0l50f9_1200x900.jpg...
10-16-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3,288
Views: 287,999
Posted By SurferRosa

ISO: Campagnolo Record clamp-on down tube...

ISO: Campagnolo Record clamp-on down tube shifters

edit: think I'm set. :thumb:
10-16-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By SurferRosa

Back in my freewheel days, which are now, we used...

Back in my freewheel days, which are now, we used a triple. So no real need to go bigger than 32. And 28 with a double works great until you get to the mountains.
Forum: Foo
10-15-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9,673
Views: 2,005,626
Posted By SurferRosa

Where's the paper bag that holds the liquor? ...

Where's the paper bag that holds the liquor?
Just in case I feel the need to puke.
If we'd known what it'd take to get here,
Would we have chosen to?
Would we have chosen to?
10-15-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By SurferRosa

Yes ... maybe unless you're 6'6" with short arms....

Yes ... maybe unless you're 6'6" with short arms. Then, barcons.

Ratcheting lends a nice level of refinement to a triple. It's -- dare I use this dreaded word -- an upgrade.
10-15-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,452
Posted By SurferRosa

[Insert cherry joke here.]

[Insert cherry joke here.]
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