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08-13-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,152
Posted By easyupbug

I was, still have a BSA 441 Victor basket case in...

I was, still have a BSA 441 Victor basket case in the shop. For me C&V motorcycles ended with my near death event.
08-12-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 606
Posted By easyupbug

I agree with 3alarmer, that is not "superficial...

I agree with 3alarmer, that is not "superficial damage but nothing structural" that is structural. Also agree that the creases did not occur in shipping and it was an attempt to get chainring...
08-09-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 558
Posted By easyupbug

I prefer properly maintained cup and cone,...

I prefer properly maintained cup and cone, Shimano or Campagnolo no matter, but I'm retired so more frequent servicing (basically just grease) with cone wrenches is not a problem for me and when you...
08-09-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 558
Posted By easyupbug

I prefer properly maintained cup and cone,...

I prefer properly maintained cup and cone, Shimano or Campagnolo, but I'm retired so more frequent servicing (basically just grease) with cone wrenches is not a problem for me and when you need new...
08-09-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 558
Posted By easyupbug

Sorry I was not clear. I have an Ironman with...

Sorry I was not clear. I have an Ironman with 600 and don't think I am missing anything and had a Viscount with 600 for years that was also nice. I have a Pinarello with all Campagnolo that got a...
08-08-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,203
Posted By easyupbug

Gorgeous workmanship on the fillet brazing,...

Gorgeous workmanship on the fillet brazing, excellent rescue!
08-08-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 558
Posted By easyupbug

From you list of "primary considerations": ...

From you list of "primary considerations":
overall quality- I am unfamiliar with Velose and the plastic aged paddles so would probably go 600 which are in many cases are repairable like Campagnolo,...
08-08-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 713
Posted By easyupbug

The last frame repair I had our framebuilder do...

The last frame repair I had our framebuilder do was replacing a Campagnolo drive side dropout which is more complicated and $120, including the $20+ for the drop out. I would also be happy to have...
08-01-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 794
Posted By easyupbug

Local builder who knew Colin Laing when he was in...

Local builder who knew Colin Laing when he was in town straightened both the fork and frame that had been badly spread to 130mm on a rescued ~'84 Laing 753 that was trashed. He even had Laing...
07-31-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 653
Posted By easyupbug

Terrible news. I would be very uncomfortable...

Terrible news. I would be very uncomfortable with a shade tree mechanical approach of just gluing it. Searching for expert repair services with a good track record is where I would look and...
07-31-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,482
Posted By easyupbug

I have found over the years I have "guidelines"...

I have found over the years I have "guidelines" but not hard rules for what I am comfortable with. As an example hitting 70 and loss of flexibility has me raising bars on my customs with Technomics...
07-27-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 701
Posted By easyupbug

As other have said a very very risky situation. ...

As other have said a very very risky situation. Please check out these instructions:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPYGv6fMnBw
07-26-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By easyupbug

For small jobs like that I use and have good long...

For small jobs like that I use and have good long lasting results results with Barge Cement.
07-26-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 785
Posted By easyupbug

At 70 myself I understand the need for comfort as...

At 70 myself I understand the need for comfort as a priority. Coming from southern AZ where every green thing has thorns I have tried gatorskins and would not recommend them. For me the major...
07-24-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 421
Posted By easyupbug

My red '98 Zurich is full stock other than the...

My red '98 Zurich is full stock other than the saddle and 28s on the open pro rims. 28s have given me no issues and I do believe a better ride that the stock 25s. Price might be high in some areas,...
07-24-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By easyupbug

As does the nice Tange fork crown. Lambert and...

As does the nice Tange fork crown. Lambert and Viscount forks did not have fork crowns.
07-23-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By easyupbug

If you can not source locally I have the Tange...

If you can not source locally I have the Tange replacement for a smaller frame, can't recall but was 54ish and the pressed BB with even spare bearings for it. I bought the bike for the DA group and...
07-22-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By easyupbug

People snip it off or put a dab of some adhesive...

People snip it off or put a dab of some adhesive on to hold it down, it is annoying but I have never heard anyone claim a serious problem.
07-21-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,485
Posted By easyupbug

Kunsunoke pretty much covered it. I have had too...

Kunsunoke pretty much covered it. I have had too many bikes for years now and loved the Italians. My rack that holds my bikes used in the current daily rotation has the lowest number of Italians...
07-21-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 653
Posted By easyupbug

I had a slightly too small 980C find for a while...

I had a slightly too small 980C find for a while and greatly enjoyed the ride. Sort out that stem funny business, polish up the aluminum, and wax the carbon and that will be a beauty.
07-19-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By easyupbug

Please consider peeling back the hood on the...

Please consider peeling back the hood on the outboard side and tell us what is stamped in the frame of the plastic part of the shifter body.
07-19-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By easyupbug

I use my homebrew of OMS and bar and chain oil...

I use my homebrew of OMS and bar and chain oil and leave bikes in Portland, OR and in the Bighorn mountains, WY, within 100' of a creek w/o any chain issues. I suspect andrewclaus is spot on so the...
07-19-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By easyupbug

One of my rescues came from a fellow who used...

One of my rescues came from a fellow who used Rustoleum then 2K. I got a great deal because he painted one weekend, left it on the seat of a closed up pickup in AZ for baking and the next weekend...
07-19-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By easyupbug

Exactly correct, but not easy to do. I did...

Exactly correct, but not easy to do. I did vendor evaluations in China for 5 years. Some of what we need can now only be bought in C, particularly heavy industrial equipment. For cycling it might...
07-15-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By easyupbug

I suppose worrying about a fraction of a watt...

I suppose worrying about a fraction of a watt would be of concern for a racer. For all but those professionals racers or those who value de minimus speed advantage over preventative maintenance...
07-12-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,678
Posted By easyupbug

My paradigm shift hit me one day out of the blue....

My paradigm shift hit me one day out of the blue. Being 70, now an inch shorter at 70.5", and fitting 56 to 58 CTC I have found my Italians are not getting ridden. I am a constant tinkerer and find...
07-11-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By easyupbug

I see you are in Denver, if you ski or snowboard...

I see you are in Denver, if you ski or snowboard you may have or easily get ski & snowboard tape that works great, its 14" wide and $3 a foot where we shop.
07-08-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By easyupbug

SJX426 makes a good suggestion, MTB forks have...

SJX426 makes a good suggestion, MTB forks have advanced over the years. I don't recall ever needing "special" tools for a MTB fork or this one which was a worn elastomer model but were I you I...
07-08-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By easyupbug

I rebuilt one for a neighbor a couple years back...

I rebuilt one for a neighbor a couple years back and the part kit was not bad, less than $50 and easy to find IIRC.
07-06-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By easyupbug

I suggest value in a search over on the C&V...

I suggest value in a search over on the C&V Forum. You will find many pages of recommendations on materials & techniques on similar projects.
07-06-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,698
Posted By easyupbug

In industry the Chinese/Taiwanese are viewed as...

In industry the Chinese/Taiwanese are viewed as "fast followers", not being innovative While doing manufacturing for US & European companies their manufacturing engineers will typically make small...
07-05-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By easyupbug

There are much better identifiers on this forum...

There are much better identifiers on this forum that will help you if they can. All I know is the Louison Bobet I saw was a branded Mercier and I can't recall anything unusual. Helps to get photos...
07-01-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By easyupbug

I would use the grease, take the good general...

I would use the grease, take the good general advise to remove any other greases, first. Unusually I think BikeGremlin is off base with "because of a coarser structure, graphite can even be harmful...
06-28-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By easyupbug

Been a few years since I bought Jagwire but if...

Been a few years since I bought Jagwire but if they use the same ink/paint I was able to rub it off with Acetone.
06-27-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,210
Posted By easyupbug

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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The boys enjoying the sun at our cabin in the Bighorns.
06-27-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By easyupbug

The polished aluminum H PLUS SON wheels Natus...

The polished aluminum H PLUS SON wheels Natus recommended are nice wheelsets. I have several and find they look really nice on C&V, seem to be quality hubs though I have yet to need to service one, ...
06-26-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By easyupbug

I am far from an expert on vintage 979, mine has...

I am far from an expert on vintage 979, mine has a grub screw. I would say that could be an original 1979 frame due to the 3 bosses and the tabs for fender/rack mounting. Certainly very early '80s...
06-26-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,617
Posted By easyupbug

I am not a flipper but have bought two bikes in...

I am not a flipper but have bought two bikes in Portland to keep them from hipster fixie hell and this eases my mind as does Spaghetti Legs having a nice Tommasini on C&V Sales here for a good price...
06-22-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 954
Views: 202,604
Posted By easyupbug

It is a Tommasini, not a bargain but the chain...

It is a Tommasini, not a bargain but the chain ring is very nice.
06-15-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By easyupbug

Good enough for my brother-in-law poking through...

Good enough for my brother-in-law poking through the neighborhood, why not, blue does a good job for me, it prevents loosening from shock and vibration. Often use a little heat to help break the...
06-15-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9,057
Views: 868,601
Posted By easyupbug

Unhappy w/ nail polish for Sea Foam touchup on '87 Master

I have been using nail polish for years and get a good match but after a few years it fades to gray and needs to be removed and replaced. Hoping someone has had some luck getting a good match in...
06-13-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 848
Posted By easyupbug

I think that the consequences could be serious of...

I think that the consequences could be serious of an unknown crack propagating but the likelihood very low to de minimis if you will keep an eye on things.
06-09-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By easyupbug

On my bikes I also apply anti-corrosion above the...

On my bikes I also apply anti-corrosion above the clamp. My favorite is Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Concours Metal Sealant, keeps the mirror-like shine from fading after applying metal polish.
06-08-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,287
Posted By easyupbug

This is exactly what I told my daughters and now...

This is exactly what I told my daughters and now granddaughter for their closed cam quick releases, just not so much so that with some work they can't get them open without another tool. I have...
06-01-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,883
Posted By easyupbug

On routine common jobs I admit I will skip the...

On routine common jobs I admit I will skip the think it through step and just go. I can see me doing that and regretting it, thanks.
05-30-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,890
Posted By easyupbug

Years ago I swapped frames with a fellow member...

Years ago I swapped frames with a fellow member to get my 979 and while I have enjoyed the Cannondales that have passed through the shop none have stuck. The Vitus has been in my rotation for a few...
05-29-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By easyupbug

I deal with osteoarthritis and thankfully not...

I deal with osteoarthritis and thankfully not rheumatoid arthritis which I know can be much worse. The help offered above is good especially if at all possible a fitter who you believe best...
05-29-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By easyupbug

In my experience the 80 to 120 emery worked...

In my experience the 80 to 120 emery worked better on larger jobs and you can clean up in really rough areas/gouges with finer 240 if needed just be sure it is dull everywhere. I have had much...
05-22-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By easyupbug

As said above if at all possible find someone...

As said above if at all possible find someone experienced with bikes and you should be fine, ideally someone who does bikes for bike shops or frame builders, a patio furniture coater may leave you...
05-20-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By easyupbug

Life is good after going exclusively to the bar...

Life is good after going exclusively to the bar end plugs with hex heads screws to tighten into your bars, they always fit and not come out until you want them out, and they are reusable. Amazon has...
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