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01-14-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 881
Posted By Andy_K

I've got a Viner Special Corsa frame that another...

I've got a Viner Special Corsa frame that another BF member sent my way because it had a stuck seatpost. I couldn't get the seatpost to budge either, but as fate would have it the seatpost was at...
01-03-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,786
Posted By Andy_K

Social distancing before social distancing was...

Social distancing before social distancing was cool!
01-03-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,786
Posted By Andy_K

Before all these trees burned down... ...

Before all these trees burned down...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50216236526_d63e08e916_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jvrkBu)
pic (https://flic.kr/p/2jvrkBu) by gugie
01-03-21, 03:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,534
Posted By Andy_K

This is still available, FYI.

This is still available, FYI.
12-25-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,803
Posted By Andy_K

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1739/pxl_20201226_011115957_b6fb376b4092e9f2242a7c76aff42189e3ab6084.jpg
I must have been good this year.
12-13-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,298
Posted By Andy_K

An early predecessor of this one: ...

An early predecessor of this one:

https://cdn1.cyclist.co.uk/sites/cyclist/files/styles/insert_main_wide_image/public/2017/03/img_2443.jpg...
12-12-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16,609
Views: 1,753,140
Posted By Andy_K

I was starting to think we weren't going to have...

I was starting to think we weren't going to have anymore good riding weather this year, but today turned out to be beautiful. I slept until nearly noon, had some lunch, and then got out for a nice...
12-09-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,534
Posted By Andy_K

I appreciate the edit. :lol:

I appreciate the edit. :lol:
12-08-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,534
Posted By Andy_K

One of the things that really amuses me about...

One of the things that really amuses me about these bikes is that in 1976 Puch put out a press release (http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/AustroDaimler/76/UltimaSuperleicht_info/5.jpg) claiming...
12-06-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,562
Posted By Andy_K

The stripes are doing double duty on my Stella....

The stripes are doing double duty on my Stella. They milked Louison Bobet's accomplishments for all they could get.

https://live.staticflickr.com/850/43218905074_5ab2148c23_b.jpg...
12-06-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,562
Posted By Andy_K

Apparently you can get away with a lot just by...

Apparently you can get away with a lot just by changing the order of the colors.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49949852888_cd4530c602_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j6U439)
12-06-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,562
Posted By Andy_K

Now somebody needs to start a "Show Us Your Bikes...

Now somebody needs to start a "Show Us Your Bikes with Rainbow Stripes" thread. I've got four with the stripes in the UCI order (Stella, De Rosa, Masi, and LeMond).
12-04-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,187
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah. De Rosa's are great. I have a De Rosa, and...

Yeah. De Rosa's are great. I have a De Rosa, and I don't have a Somec, so maybe that's a grass-is-greener kind of thing, but the few Somec's I've seen have been amazing.
12-04-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,187
Posted By Andy_K

I think Andy Antipas definitely got the best part...

I think Andy Antipas definitely got the best part of the deal with that Urago. If it had been my size, I'd have definitely kept it. Speaking of which, it doesn't look like that Grand Record will fit...
12-04-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,534
Posted By Andy_K

This will fit 700x30 tires without fenders. It...

This will fit 700x30 tires without fenders. It takes recessed brake nuts and a 27.0 seat post. Here's a pic of it as I had it built.

https://live.staticflickr.com/8548/28711641403_a3f5e39fcc_b.jpg...
12-04-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,534
Posted By Andy_K

1976(?) Austro Daimler Ultima(?) 58cm

I'm not 100% sure about the year or the model, but I think this is a 1976 Austro Daimler Ultima. The color is tricky to capture in pictures, but it a nice sort of burgundy. I believe A-D called it...
12-02-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,401
Posted By Andy_K

What I took away from Doug Fattic's post was...

What I took away from Doug Fattic's post was that if the fork and the main triangle of the frame are not well aligned a hobbyist will not be able to correct the error and will likely compound the...
12-01-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By Andy_K

Someone here modified Nuovo Record repro hoods to...

Someone here modified Nuovo Record repro hoods to fit some variety of Universal levers (CX, maybe). This involved cutting off the tip of the hood (circumcision?). This person (sorry, I can't remember...
12-01-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,975
Posted By Andy_K

I believe gugie is well on his way to earning the...

I believe gugie is well on his way to earning the title of International Man of Mystery.
12-01-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,401
Posted By Andy_K

Park makes a tool to check the frame alignment if...

Park makes a tool to check the frame alignment if you don't like the string method. It seems I can't even post a link to Park's page for this tool because Bike Forums doesn't like the acronym for the...
11-29-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Andy_K

That's exactly what it is. ...

That's exactly what it is.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50617604783_1898615f23_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2k7UspR)
11-28-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,317
Posted By Andy_K

You're right. How could I forget Jim Merz...

You're right. How could I forget Jim Merz explaining to us how Shimano got its edge over Campagnolo. :innocent:
11-28-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,317
Posted By Andy_K

Excellent suggestion. I count 16 places that it...

Excellent suggestion. I count 16 places that it says “Coppi” right now. With pantographed parts I could get that up over 20. I believe the original saddle also had the Coppi name embroidered on it.
11-28-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,317
Posted By Andy_K

Fausto Coppi Reparto Corse

I picked this up today. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. It's quite a canvas to work with. It's obviously got a modern vibe, which plays into my tastes. It may feel modern enough to go...
11-22-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,900
Posted By Andy_K

Perhaps it's a commentary on my skill as a...

Perhaps it's a commentary on my skill as a photographer, but despite having ridden in some breathtakingly beautiful places, the only ones I could find that seemed worthy of this thread were from...
11-20-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By Andy_K

That looks like the same model that gave the...

That looks like the same model that gave the Atari 2600 its "Stella" code name: The real "STELLA" (http://www.atarimuseum.com/videogames/consoles/stella/stella.html)
11-16-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,529
Posted By Andy_K

No, that line is a scratch from a previous use....

No, that line is a scratch from a previous use. There are about 80mm of stem below the locknut. It's a Soma Sutro, which is 180mm tall.
11-14-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 16,001
Posted By Andy_K

One last post for the judges. Before: ...

One last post for the judges.

Before:
https://live.staticflickr.com/7412/27892548972_33f88689c5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JuLB3L)

After:...
11-14-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 16,001
Posted By Andy_K

With six days left in the challenge, the forecast...

With six days left in the challenge, the forecast for Beaverton looks like "rain, showers, AM rain, light rain, light rain, showers." I guess today is as good a day as any to get in my last 8...
11-12-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,456
Posted By Andy_K

For my '69 Competition, I've recorded the seat...

For my '69 Competition, I've recorded the seat tube angle as 71.7 and the head tube as 72.5. It's also got very long chainstays -- 450mm. The fork is kind of straight, I guess. I've got the trail...
11-12-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,456
Posted By Andy_K

I'm sure the nostalgia plays a part for some...

I'm sure the nostalgia plays a part for some people. I know it's why gugie has around a dozen Gran(d) Sport(s) in the Atelier at any given time. For me, it's more about the comfort and the beauty. In...
11-11-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,008
Posted By Andy_K

A lot of the pantographed stuff you see on eBay...

A lot of the pantographed stuff you see on eBay these days is just industrious craftsmen trying to increase the value of the components they are selling, similar to all the gold-plated Campy stuff....
11-11-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,554
Posted By Andy_K

My first reaction was to fall into the "it's your...

My first reaction was to fall into the "it's your bike, ride it any way you want to" crowd, but there was something that bothered me about that. I think I've figured it out, and ultimately it puts me...
11-09-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,233
Posted By Andy_K

As seen in my separate build thread...

As seen in my separate build thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1215780-project-quarantine.html), I think this is a 1983 3Rensho-built Allez.
...
11-09-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,529
Posted By Andy_K

Finally, at long last, the completed bike... ...

Finally, at long last, the completed bike...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50584840807_dab795f5a2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2k51wPH)

I don't have anything better than a dirty garage door...
11-08-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 16,001
Posted By Andy_K

When does the challenge end? After having...

When does the challenge end?

After having neglected my Nishiki Clunker for a while, I got it back out on the road today. I had planned to know out the rest of the mileage today, but I was just...
11-07-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 797
Posted By Andy_K

6503 Ultegra should work, and you can usually...

6503 Ultegra should work, and you can usually find them cheap. Among new components, Microshift makes a silver triple fd that looks and works great.
11-05-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,695
Posted By Andy_K

I like the idea of 5 vis cranks, and would love...

I like the idea of 5 vis cranks, and would love to use one for something suitable to my fitness and riding style like a 42-28 double. Alas, the only 5 vis crank I have is a Zeus Competition with...
11-05-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,529
Posted By Andy_K

I've reached the point where everything I do to...

I've reached the point where everything I do to the paint is making it worse. So, I think I need to accept that I don't have the patience or skill to get this perfect. It looks pretty good, and I...
10-31-20, 03:20 AM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 361,405
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, the band spring that pulls the cage back...

Yeah, the band spring that pulls the cage back broke in the LePree. I originally bought the XC just to get the spring and fix the LePree, but I couldn't get it out so I just cleaned up the XC and...
10-30-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,482
Posted By Andy_K

Riffing on a few of the suggestions here, I...

Riffing on a few of the suggestions here, I decided on this:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50549171006_dd0380abbe_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2k1RHr9)

I'm betting at least a few people here...
10-30-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,023
Posted By Andy_K

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEitcCAXUAAvkCR.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEitcCAXUAAvkCR.jpg
10-29-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,482
Posted By Andy_K

But why use the perfectly matching paint I...

But why use the perfectly matching paint I already have when I can concoct some overly complicated technique to mix a new color that might almost match? ;)

Seriously though, I probably will do...
10-29-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,482
Posted By Andy_K

I've also got two daughters but only one of them...

I've also got two daughters but only one of them wears nail polish. I've gotten a couple of exact matches that way, including a metallic red that I thought was going to be impossible. Instead, my...
10-28-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,482
Posted By Andy_K

That could work. I only need about an ounce of...

That could work. I only need about an ounce of paint, but this could be more cost effective than buying a bunch of small jars of model paint. I've also heard it suggested that some auto body places...
10-28-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,482
Posted By Andy_K

I thought about that. I'm trying to avoid making...

I thought about that. I'm trying to avoid making any more mess in the garage than I already have. After my last round of painting I got a pretty good idea of where the idea for the clean-up story in...
10-28-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By Andy_K

If you buy an old frame for $100, then $60 for a...

If you buy an old frame for $100, then $60 for a head badge is pretty steep. If you spend $600 having the frame painted, $60 for a head badge is a good deal. I think it's all a matter of how much you...
10-28-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By Andy_K

I don't know if he's still interesting in taking...

I don't know if he's still interesting in taking on this kind of commission, but rhm made a custom head badge for me for my Stella.

Here's a picture of a roughly painted prototype next to the...
10-23-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 660
Posted By Andy_K

If you're willing to stretch the "ish" in your...

If you're willing to stretch the "ish" in your vintage-ish, an 8/9-speed Racing T derailleur would have excellent functionality, looks pretty nice, and are often available at a decent price.
...
10-23-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 660
Posted By Andy_K

Campy Gran Turismo...

Campy Gran Turismo (http://url=http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=f3318a6d-110a-467f-bdd3-abf899e2b8b4&Enum=108)!

Just install it for a few weeks and you'll find yourself warming up to the...
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