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Views: 4,471
Posted By mvillan

The fork is definitely not original. The working...

The fork is definitely not original. The working theory so far is that at some point during the 1980's the bike got a new crank, paint job and fork.

The bike seems to be in the transition...
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Views: 4,471
Posted By mvillan

Guerciotti Home...

Guerciotti Home (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Guerciotti/Guerciotti.htm)
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Views: 4,471
Posted By mvillan

*respray. I think I might have figured it...

*respray.

I think I might have figured it out. Thanks to photos from classic rendezvous. They have a couple pictures of "jack bissell's guerciotti." The frames are identical except for the...
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Views: 4,471
Posted By mvillan

I was afraid that it might be a restart. Upon...

I was afraid that it might be a restart. Upon closer inspection the decals are not under a clear coat. That being said can anyone identify the frame? I still like the bike. Now I am less worried...
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Views: 4,471
Posted By mvillan

Here are some more pictures. The rear brake...

Here are some more pictures. The rear brake bridge is a much simpler design. The front fork transitions seamlessly from the crown. The brakes also don't have a counter sunk Allen head like on a lot...
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Posted By mvillan

1970's Guerciotti ID

I just picked up a 58 cm Guerciotti road bike in what appears to be original condition. Unfortunately I am finding it hard to put a date on it. There is no tubing sticker. It is set up as a 12...
04-13-10, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By mvillan

Building one myself,the hardest part has been...

Building one myself,the hardest part has been amounting the tools needed.

Bought a tubing roller to make the rim and frame. everything else I'll just figure out along the way
04-10-10, 04:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,688
Posted By mvillan

I had a 1974 Raleigh Tourist and I ended up...

I had a 1974 Raleigh Tourist and I ended up buying and installing an old sturmey archey 3 speed with coaster on the original rear rim. easy enough of a fix. I left the rod brakes on for looks
02-16-10, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By mvillan

These bikes are commonly found and still produced...

These bikes are commonly found and still produced in Mexico. People there use them for everything: taxis, taco carts, ice cream carts, trucks, etc. they are single speed and coaster brake
08-25-09, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,356
Posted By mvillan

could it be an old phil bottom bracket?

could it be an old phil bottom bracket?
06-23-09, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,300
Posted By mvillan

beautiful bike but, you're right. Its strewn...

beautiful bike but, you're right. Its strewn with old Italian crud..
tell you what, I'll do you a favor and dispose of the entire grouppo
06-06-09, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,871
Posted By mvillan

I've had problems with heat distortion. I was...

I've had problems with heat distortion. I was joining thicker metal to bike tubing and this required a lot of heat. I was making a tall bike and MIg seems to be the way to go
05-20-09, 06:35 AM
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Posted By mvillan

http://chico.craigslist.org/bik/1178843756.html

http://chico.craigslist.org/bik/1178843756.html
05-05-09, 08:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,543
Posted By mvillan

Beautiful. your bike is in very good condition...

Beautiful. your bike is in very good condition hold on to it. I myself have a 70's model that's in rough shape but I love the ride of those 28" wheels. I have the same rear rack as yourself but I...
03-25-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,560,803
Posted By mvillan

Seen in town last night and it made me thank Ted...

Seen in town last night and it made me thank Ted Shred for Speeding up the evolutionary process..

http://lh5.google.com/mario.villan/R-k0bD-jYtI/AAAAAAAAADs/CrGpZ0x9fZI/s800/P1050232.JPG.jpg
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03-24-08, 04:16 PM
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Posted By mvillan

My submission is an early 80's Eddy Merckx. I...

My submission is an early 80's Eddy Merckx. I just got this bike built up at the local LBS and it rides like butter. Built up as a 12 speed

Its pretty much been a pieced together ebay bike,...
03-09-08, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,643
Posted By mvillan

so far, the volume is satisfactory and the...

so far, the volume is satisfactory and the handlebar mounted controls aren't dead on but the unit works well. The batteries on my ipod have been used up and outlasted the batteries for the speakers. ...
03-06-08, 01:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By mvillan

New local ride forum for Chico

Open to all but appealing more to fixed gear bikes and their riders. A central location for all to post rides and talk about bikes and maybe even get to know our fellow road warriors
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03-06-08, 12:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,643
Posted By mvillan

sounds great so far.. I'll be taking it on local...

sounds great so far.. I'll be taking it on local rides and ultimately the Chico Wildflower. I'll do a road test this weekend and then update
03-05-08, 07:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,643
Posted By mvillan

http://www.ihomeaudio.com/products.asp?product_id=...

http://www.ihomeaudio.com/products.asp?product_id=10186&dept_id=1007

just picked up one of these. It mounts where your water bottle would go but is only for ipods. the wireless remote makes up...
03-04-08, 12:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,968
Posted By mvillan

depending on how tall you are I have a raleigh...

depending on how tall you are I have a raleigh tourist. 1977 I believe, rod brake, 3 speed SA hub and 28 inch rims. I just bought new tires and tubes through cycles valhalla and rode it around. Its...
02-29-08, 03:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,192
Posted By mvillan

take 1 bagel, cut in half and add: cream...

take 1 bagel, cut in half and add:

cream cheese, sliced carrot bits, and anything else you like. Onions made

drizzle with larrupin mustard Swedish style sweet mustard sauce
...
02-29-08, 02:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,324
Posted By mvillan

How do I uncovert this bike from a "fixed gear?" ...

How do I uncovert this bike from a "fixed gear?"

I bought this old bike and realized that the previous owner must have taken off all the cable stops and rear Dérailleur hanger. What should...
02-29-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,324
Posted By mvillan

"is this bike worth restoring?" "Why yes! ...

"is this bike worth restoring?"

"Why yes! You see,what you got there is a bike made in Taiwan, the good China. You may be to young to remember this, but before Canada assumed world control, we...
02-28-08, 12:36 AM
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Posted By mvillan

reminds me of Animals cops, when they come across...

reminds me of Animals cops, when they come across a crazy cat lady that had 900 cats in and out of her house. It's terrible
02-27-08, 03:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,578
Posted By mvillan

that happened to a friend of mine. She left her...

that happened to a friend of mine. She left her bike (fixed gear) outside the post office for a second. (this was a bad move on her part) when she came out she watched a bag lady take a nasty...
02-26-08, 01:02 PM
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Posted By mvillan

Vintage Bianchi Folding Bike - $140 ...

Vintage Bianchi Folding Bike - $140

http://chico.craigslist.org/bik/584593224.html
02-26-08, 12:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,956
Posted By mvillan

pm sent.. I would be interested in seeing how...

pm sent.. I would be interested in seeing how different the feel is. I currently ride a team pro and like the way "SOME" skillfully modified b17's look but if a commercially available model with an...
02-22-08, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,510
Posted By mvillan

too bad he needs a new rear wheel

too bad he needs a new rear wheel
02-22-08, 02:27 PM
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Views: 2,510
Posted By mvillan

the conversion to fixed gear was slightly over...

the conversion to fixed gear was slightly over $300 to do. A new wheel set goes for $150 and much much more. This one was $200 + tires and tubes ($50)+bike shop labor+odds and ends (cog, lock ring,...
02-21-08, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,510
Posted By mvillan

here you go, turns out is a bianchi ss but should...

here you go, turns out is a bianchi ss but should b similar enough. This one came originally with shimano components and 27 in tires
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2133/2282099429_c758733a39.jpg...
02-21-08, 02:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,510
Posted By mvillan

I have a bianchi sx built into a fixed gear. ...

I have a bianchi sx built into a fixed gear. Its a definite improvement over the original state that it was in.
02-20-08, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,845
Posted By mvillan

my friend has a ladies frame that I he got from...

my friend has a ladies frame that I he got from his mom. Its not a mixte (double top tubes) but it is a female frame and she is just about 6ft tall. this one is made by Raleigh and has cottered...
02-18-08, 04:05 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,115
Posted By mvillan

6+1 1 light aluminum Fixed Gear with nicer...

6+1

1 light aluminum Fixed Gear with nicer components (Langster)
1 comfortable everyday/rainy weather steel commuter Fixed gear (Pake)
1 mountain bike for the summer (Hard Rock)
1 Raleigh...
02-18-08, 12:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By mvillan

my friend had the threads redone on his old...

my friend had the threads redone on his old peugeot. He now runs a modern external bearing bottom bracket and crank
02-08-08, 03:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,974
Posted By mvillan

Sierra Nevada PALE BOCK ...

Sierra Nevada PALE BOCK
http://www.novusvinum.com/images/beer/maibocks/topbottle.jpg
02-06-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 957
Posted By mvillan

skid stop in front of them and immediately bike...

skid stop in front of them and immediately bike away. play hard to get, you'll get more respect
02-06-08, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4,669
Views: 410,397
Posted By mvillan

Thought you guys might enjoy this... picked up a...

Thought you guys might enjoy this... picked up a 1977 Raleigh Tourist last weekend. I payed more than I usually do for it. It will be fun to tinker on this thing though

...
02-05-08, 10:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,777
Posted By mvillan

the ss/fg guys aren't all bad... ...

the ss/fg guys aren't all bad...

http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=385625
02-04-08, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,639
Posted By mvillan

Did this last night and worked wonderfully. One...

Did this last night and worked wonderfully. One or two good smacks with a hammer and it pops out.
01-28-08, 01:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,093
Posted By mvillan

hahaha.. so true. It comes down to a choice of...

hahaha.. so true. It comes down to a choice of who do we give our money to. I think in both scenarios, we won't see any great improvements come back to us. Action and the steps that lead to...
01-27-08, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By mvillan

http://www.paulcomp.com/thumbmtn.html try these

http://www.paulcomp.com/thumbmtn.html try these
01-26-08, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,158
Posted By mvillan

that's nothing.. Ronald Reagan invented wood

that's nothing.. Ronald Reagan invented wood
01-18-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,721
Posted By mvillan

i gotta sell this motorcycle ...

i gotta sell this motorcycle
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/griffin_/cb350.jpg[/QUOTE]

WOW.. that thing is beautiful.. I myself have a 1972 Honda CL350 scrambler and love them. I...
01-17-08, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By mvillan

For anything metal and non painted, I use Mr....

For anything metal and non painted, I use Mr. Muscle oven cleaner. Takes all the grime off but you have to wear gloves.
01-16-08, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,457
Posted By mvillan

phil wood FSA hubs come in many spacings...

phil wood FSA hubs come in many spacings including 126 and 130 and in various drillings (36, 32, 40 hole). I bought a set off lick bike and I can't wait for them to arrive
01-13-08, 03:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,999
Posted By mvillan

please please please don't get a sparton frame. ...

please please please don't get a sparton frame. You're better off using a second hand frame (road or track) or even buying a bikedirect bike, selling the components and building that up
01-10-08, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,641
Posted By mvillan

you can always look for an old Kabuki Submariner....

you can always look for an old Kabuki Submariner. I think it was owned by Bridgestone. Cheaper than a custom frame
01-10-08, 04:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By mvillan

langster with kilo tt components

Just picked up a 2006 Langster in black with carbon fork for way way cheap locally. The owner sold it to me with the cranks and wheels off a stock kilo tt. He wanted a steel frame and took the...
01-09-08, 09:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,517
Posted By mvillan

if you don't want/need it then I would sell it. ...

if you don't want/need it then I would sell it. Sounds like everyone is jumping at the chance to restore it. Of course I myself own wayyyyy more bikes than I can ride at once.. it sounds like...
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