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06-12-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,580
Posted By GregU

I picked it up from someone thinking I would use...

I picked it up from someone thinking I would use it for a project, but then went in a different direction. So I sold it. It was beautiful.
06-10-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,580
Posted By GregU

If one leans towards the look of the Stronglight,...

If one leans towards the look of the Stronglight, I think the SR Royal, from the factory, is a better looking crank.
...
06-10-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,518
Posted By GregU

Uh, if he is 6'4", then a 57cm bike is more than...

Uh, if he is 6'4", then a 57cm bike is more than a little too small for him.
04-28-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13,385
Views: 2,660,045
Posted By GregU

I successfully used Never Dull magic metal polish...

I successfully used Never Dull magic metal polish on an old Rossin. Results are here https://photos.app.goo.gl/gOR303uA4Ecizm3C2.
04-07-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,757
Posted By GregU

Everyone, not just cyclists, knows that Rivendell...

Everyone, not just cyclists, knows that Rivendell was the home of Elrond, and the "last homely house" east of the sea? Right? :D

I know the hobbits can be a bit pretentious, but that's no reason...
04-01-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,757
Posted By GregU

He really wants you to do kettlebell workouts :-)...

He really wants you to do kettlebell workouts :-)

I guess, as mentioned earlier, you really need to use no handlebar tape, just 5 layers of electrical tape on the bars. That and no more than 36...
04-01-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,757
Posted By GregU

Oh, the irony. Have you ever read this book,...

Oh, the irony. Have you ever read this book, written by the founder of Rivendell?
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/298x595/just_ride_661b678c742461cc84e8d92ae138b463aaec7055.jpg
03-17-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,518
Posted By GregU

Well, that is where they put the shifters on the...

Well, that is where they put the shifters on the new pinion gearbox bikes.

https://www.ahearnecycles.com/shop-blog/2017/1/3/whats-the-deal-with-the-pinion
03-04-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,022
Posted By GregU

Yeah, my dad has a similar rack for his car. I...

Yeah, my dad has a similar rack for his car. I think his swings over his trunk (it also runs fore/aft), it's been a while since I have seen it.
03-04-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17,410
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Posted By GregU

I don't think this qualifies as wacky. He clearly...

I don't think this qualifies as wacky. He clearly states he is selling the frame "w/components", not a complete bike. Maybe it is wacky in the above normal clarity of the heading and posting content....
03-03-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,022
Posted By GregU

You need a special vehicle for tandems. ...

You need a special vehicle for tandems.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/vw_tandem_2baca84abc20b0c5cddd05e3f123ae7670c1d1c5.jpg
03-03-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,022
Posted By GregU

+1 on the Mazda5. Great for hauling bikes, like...

+1 on the Mazda5. Great for hauling bikes, like this 1982 Schwinn Voyageur S/P...
03-03-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7,335
Views: 1,921,450
Posted By GregU

Yeah, my dad replaced the Witcomb with a...

Yeah, my dad replaced the Witcomb with a VeloOrange Campeur. Which is beautiful and awesome in every way. Except that super high Technomic stem. I don't know if a Dynamic II would work for him, but I...
02-25-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,022
Posted By GregU

Normally, I use a rack on the roof of my car....

Normally, I use a rack on the roof of my car. But, when taking the family vacations, the hitch mount rack is our friend. Even when trekking a tandem across the country....
02-19-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,518
Posted By GregU

Yeah, it's rare because it is the only Bianchi...

Yeah, it's rare because it is the only Bianchi ever sold with a Shimano front derailleur and a SunTour rear derailleur. What a tool. I don't think he has a clue. There's a 1983 Bianchi catalog...
02-11-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,518
Posted By GregU

The ad is a straight copy from the 987 Schwinn...

The ad is a straight copy from the 987 Schwinn catalog referenced in the first line. Including the "All bearings sealed ......"
02-11-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13,385
Views: 2,660,045
Posted By GregU

Univega Nuovo Sport

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This was leaning up against the dumpster at my neighborhood clean-up,...
02-11-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,319
Posted By GregU

"Using your turn signal is akin to giving secrets...

"Using your turn signal is akin to giving secrets to the enemy."

Read that in an article about driving in Chicago, and it probably applies throughout most of the US.
02-11-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,534
Posted By GregU

Schwinn Voyageur S/P

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1389/img_20181101_161715_494695d34e74cb4e2267be10f51bbe413b87459b.jpg

Washed and no modifications. ...
02-11-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7,335
Views: 1,921,450
Posted By GregU

Witcomb

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01-08-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,849
Posted By GregU

You can try removing the paint with metal polish....

You can try removing the paint with metal polish. The original paint, if in good condition, is a really bad bonding surface for subsequent paint jobs. You may be able to get it off with mild...
11-19-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,518
Posted By GregU

All your questions are answered in the photos...

All your questions are answered in the photos which are linked in the auction description MG Photos-1 by gtmpics | Photobucket...
11-19-18, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,518
Posted By GregU

Probably late 80's and Columbus SL. I'd venture...

Probably late 80's and Columbus SL. I'd venture it's worth more as classic steel than aluminum, or if the fork was original which I doubt it is. Not many Pinarello fork set up for fenders and racks.
11-05-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7,335
Views: 1,921,450
Posted By GregU

[QUOTE=Lamplight;5622778]Thanks again! I...

[QUOTE=Lamplight;5622778]Thanks again! I considered getting another Brooks for it, but I really don't ride the bike much, to be honest. :o And the Rolls is very fitting (but very uncomfortable!)
...
10-24-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,080
Posted By GregU

To the list of steel vintage bikes, I will add a...

To the list of steel vintage bikes, I will add a Vitus 979 framed bike. The small tubed, bonded, aluminum frame is a very different feeling than other bikes of the time frame. I wanted one in the 80s...
10-07-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,246
Posted By GregU

Great choice! And even better that you are...

Great choice! And even better that you are building it up yourself. Every bike is a compromise, but you did a great job finding one that meets your wants and desires :-)

Good luck!
09-25-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,246
Posted By GregU

Medici wasn't a Masi copycat. Masi opened a...

Medici wasn't a Masi copycat. Masi opened a production facility in the US (SoCal) and two of the primary builders left Masi US to start Medici.

It's actually a long, epic tale.

Greg U
09-25-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,246
Posted By GregU

Well, if you like the looks of mine, you'll...

Well, if you like the looks of mine, you'll probably love some of the colors the Vitus came in, or the Guerciotti for that matter.

Red Guerciotti...
09-24-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,246
Posted By GregU

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,602,550
Posted By GregU

Am I missing something, because I believe the...

Am I missing something, because I believe the cable runs internally through the top tube.
09-03-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,518
Posted By GregU

That seatpost is a real thing....

That seatpost is a real thing. https://profile-design.com/collections/seatposts/products/fast-forward-carbon-1
​​​​​​​"Gold standard carbon seatpost for converting road bike frame geometry into a...
08-27-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,000
Posted By GregU

Most ran through my head scrolling down the page....

Most ran through my head scrolling down the page. Unfortunately, there are some things you just can't unsee. ;-)

To stay on topic, I carry a small bag in my jersey pocket with the essentials....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,602,550
Posted By GregU

Is that a crime scene? I expected to see a chalk...

Is that a crime scene? I expected to see a chalk outline.
08-12-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,518
Posted By GregU

Technically, it's not just bike parts, but an...

Technically, it's not just bike parts, but an actual bike. (some assembly required).
08-12-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,518
Posted By GregU

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

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How I got it....
08-09-18, 04:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,140
Posted By GregU

You can search for Ishiwata 019 or 022 tubing, or...

You can search for Ishiwata 019 or 022 tubing, or Tange Prestige. These are excellent tube sets, comparable to the top of the line Columbus, but don't have the Italian cachet. They generally sell for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,602,550
Posted By GregU

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04-16-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,518
Posted By GregU

I agree with the green handlebar tape, and then...

I agree with the green handlebar tape, and then white hoods.

I did that type of bar wrap with the old Benotto celo tape on a chrome frame track bike. It looked better since the entire bike wasn't...
02-04-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,518
Posted By GregU

They made a 13-24...

They made a 13-24 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-New-EVEREST-NOVA-6-sp-sport-freewheel-old-vintage-eroica-syncro/382280323466?hash=item5901aed18a:g:SvMAAOSw~QRaB0qI) for climbing. I sold one a few...
01-30-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7,335
Views: 1,921,450
Posted By GregU

Finally finished the Rossin build. The down side...

Finally finished the Rossin build. The down side is that it really is too small for me, so I'm going to sell it. Well, that will make room for another build!
...
01-28-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,518
Posted By GregU

My grandparents had one exactly like that when I...

My grandparents had one exactly like that when I was growing up.
11-12-17, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,518
Posted By GregU

I turned the stem on my daughter's bike when I...

I turned the stem on my daughter's bike when I first bought it because the bike was too big for her. It worked. I didn't want to buy something nice she would outgrow, so she rode it that way for a...
11-02-17, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,518
Posted By GregU

More Crazy Japanese bikes for parents who don't...

More Crazy Japanese bikes for parents who don't like their kids....

https://images.craigslist.org/00606_fqBpOjlnzny_1200x900.jpg
...
10-15-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,518
Posted By GregU

Looks like it says Bianchi. Plus, world champion...

Looks like it says Bianchi. Plus, world champion stripes on the badge on the down tube? Leaning towards Bianchi, not Jamis.
10-05-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7,335
Views: 1,921,450
Posted By GregU

Yeah, I built one in a similar fashion. Mine is a...

Yeah, I built one in a similar fashion. Mine is a Rossin, and I got if off of Craigslist as a fixie.


https://photos.app.goo.gl/X4dTq24npbAU0FdN2

https://goo.gl/photos/Na11jVJ4kMvmzJsy5
10-03-17, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7,335
Views: 1,921,450
Posted By GregU

I have that stem on my Rossin. It is fantastic...

I have that stem on my Rossin. It is fantastic and looks great on your Schwinn. I like the bottle cages, too.
10-03-17, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7,335
Views: 1,921,450
Posted By GregU

That is a beautiful bike. And it really wants you...

That is a beautiful bike. And it really wants you to take the water bottles out before you photograph it next time. :)
08-07-17, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,518
Posted By GregU

Anything "high-end" that is eligible to ride in...

Anything "high-end" that is eligible to ride in an Eroica commands a premium these days. Columbus SLX and Dura Ace are pretty high end for the period. All it needs is new brake levers.
08-07-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,518
Posted By GregU

I like the brake cable setup :-)

I like the brake cable setup :-)
07-31-17, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7,335
Views: 1,921,450
Posted By GregU

Yeah, need a darker blue to match the decals.

Yeah, need a darker blue to match the decals.
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