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09-17-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,846
Posted By 67tony

My '92 Crosscut also fits most of the...

My '92 Crosscut also fits most of the requirements...

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08-04-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 921
Posted By 67tony

Totally agree...I have about four Planet...

Totally agree...I have about four Planet BikeTurbo (or Super) Flash blinkies, and they seem to last forever!
05-29-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By 67tony

This saddle arrived today, and looks great. ...

This saddle arrived today, and looks great.
It's not light, but, I knew that, and neither is a B-17.
Very comfortable during a brief fitting ride, likely more so as it is broken in.
05-26-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By 67tony

Worked out a trade with 2wheeljonz. We're...

Worked out a trade with 2wheeljonz.
We're swapping B-17's...his being a standard and mine the Imperial.
Should work well for both parties.
05-25-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By 67tony

Nice-looking saddle. So much so that I just...

Nice-looking saddle. So much so that I just impulse-bought one off fleabay, for just under a Franklin.
I've got an near-new B-17 Imperial that I'll list for similar money, so it'll be close to a...
05-04-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By 67tony

I had that group on a '72 Super Sport, and loved...

I had that group on a '72 Super Sport, and loved it.
Second from the top at the time...and undervalued in my opinion.
02-17-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,553
Posted By 67tony

Yes, indeed, very cool to be rewarded for your...

Yes, indeed, very cool to be rewarded for your dedication to, and appreciation for, vintage bikes. You will love the Superbe components. If it were me I'd swap to bar-end shifters, but of course your...
11-20-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By 67tony

Two things continue to amaze me: 1) that bikes...

Two things continue to amaze me:
1) that bikes from this era even exist, and
2) that he is able to exactly replicate what they looked like!

...
10-28-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,238
Posted By 67tony

A simple possible solution is to take your fork...

A simple possible solution is to take your fork into a Lowes or Home Depot and have them color match it.
They will then mix you a small container of that exact color.
I've only done it once, but...
09-04-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,399
Posted By 67tony

Instead of using the tension bolt, I used a...

Instead of using the tension bolt, I used a leather punch and laced my Brooks B-17, sort of accomplishing the same thing.

The saddle shape is improved, and as an added bonus it allows for a little...
09-01-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By 67tony

Wheel settles with stem on top!

Back in the day, my dad would tell me if you spun the front wheel and it settled with the stem at 6:00...it meant you had the axle bearings set and lubed properly. Interestingly, after many trials,...
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By 67tony

'92 Specialized Allez

Finally finished this build-up.
Plans are to ride it for a while, then sell it due to no room at the inn!
So, I'm curious as to what it may be worth, to the right buyer.

Shimano 105 5500...
06-30-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 22,167
Posted By 67tony

Wow, that frame is in pristine condition! And,...

Wow, that frame is in pristine condition!
And, your bike looks a lot like the '92 I'm currently working (slowly!) on.
...
06-30-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By 67tony

rosefarts, I don't know what's funnier...your...

rosefarts, I don't know what's funnier...your mailbox or your name!
06-23-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,264
Posted By 67tony

I respectfully disagree. I believe quite a few of...

I respectfully disagree. I believe quite a few of them got sold, including the only bike I've ever bought new, a '92 Schwinn Crosscut. Still have it, and still going strong. Far from a low-end...
06-16-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By 67tony

Filed my rim seams!

In another thread it was noted that Sun rims usually had a slight overlap at the bead. It was suggested I'd have to file them smooth, and I balked for a while because of scratching. Well, there was...
06-13-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By 67tony

Brilliant! Although I'm sure the shim would...

Brilliant!
Although I'm sure the shim would work, I'll be on the hunt for a 28.6 clamp.
I just like that idea better...
...
06-12-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By 67tony

'92 Specialized Allez build-up

I'll be using a Shimano 105 5500 group set for this Specialized Allez, Serial # PL 266814
I'm pretty stoked, especially after lacing and truing my first wheel set!

Here are some early pics, with...
06-11-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,334
Posted By 67tony

Sorry, should have figured what you meant. I...

Sorry, should have figured what you meant.

I used Sheldon's instructions for a while, but after some frustrations and a lot of help from this forum, I gravitated to the site with the colored...
06-11-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,334
Posted By 67tony

Standard three-cross was recommended by many, so...

Standard three-cross was recommended by many, so that is what I used. Pulling spokes are on the outside of the flange, trailing spokes on the inside...but apparently there is no clear agreement on...
06-04-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,334
Posted By 67tony

I'd like to officially give kudos, and much...

I'd like to officially give kudos, and much thanks, to Doug Fattic, Salamandrine, SurferRosa, and narhay for great input and tutoring. Other tips, and (commiserations!) were helpful as well. As a...
06-03-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,334
Posted By 67tony

Not too shabby? (https://vimeo.com/425627851)

Not too shabby? (https://vimeo.com/425627851)
06-01-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,334
Posted By 67tony

Well, it's amazing how re-lacing several times...

Well, it's amazing how re-lacing several times hones that skill.
I think I've finally got it perfect, lacing-wise, with the trailing spokes inside the flange and the rim label read from the drive...
06-01-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,334
Posted By 67tony

DAMMIT! I had a 50/50 chance of doing this...

DAMMIT!
I had a 50/50 chance of doing this right, and of course did not.
This miscue, coupled with the (slight) preference for running the trailing spokes inside the flange, necessitates me...
05-31-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,334
Posted By 67tony

Front wheel, all spokes are the same, 299 mm. ...

Front wheel, all spokes are the same, 299 mm.

I've started over, and switched to the jimlangley.net site for a different set of directions. Starting the opposite side in the exact correct spot is...
05-24-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By 67tony

Got the crankset off...just had to add a cheater...

Got the crankset off...just had to add a cheater on the end of my 7mm allen key.
Thanks for the ID and removal advice!
05-22-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,778
Posted By 67tony

The Pillar double-butted spokes are 2.0/1.7/2.0...

The Pillar double-butted spokes are 2.0/1.7/2.0 gauge, and Lee calls them "much better than Sapin Race on a few levels". At under a buck apiece, including nipples and shipping, I'm pretty happy with...
05-22-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,778
Posted By 67tony

OK, original poster here, reporting back. I'm...

OK, original poster here, reporting back. I'm making progress, with rims and spokes ordered, and even scored a used Bike Hand YC-512N truing stand for $50.

Lee (childhood_dreams on ebay) is indeed...
05-16-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 26,587
Posted By 67tony

Here's my '92 Exerciser, significantly modified...

Here's my '92 Exerciser, significantly modified by the previous owner.
I've grown very fond of the mustache bars and shifters, and the frame and ride quality are outstanding!
...
05-13-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,778
Posted By 67tony

All great advice, especially about going with the...

All great advice, especially about going with the Sun M13 II...a bit narrower than the CR18. Similar price, too. Thanks for the responses!

This'll be my first wheel-build, so I'm pretty excited. I...
05-12-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By 67tony

Simonchini...

A guy came today and bought a set of wheels from me for his '82 Simoncini.
I was very impressed with the guy (John), and of course by his bike!

He was unfamiliar with this forum, so I told him...
05-08-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By 67tony

Here's the Continentals, mounted, and the bike...

Here's the Continentals, mounted, and the bike they'll be going on.
I really liked the red stripe location on the old Specialized tires, but I'm sure I'll get used to the new ones.
...
05-03-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By 67tony

'81 Raleigh models

A friend has an '81 Raleigh, I find out tomorrow what model.

I'm hoping for the steel blue Professional Mark V, sporting Campy Nuevo.
Or, the gold-laquered Superbe, assembled with, naturally, a...
04-23-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By 67tony

Running low on projects...

...so I tore apart my 9 year-old granddaughters too small pink 6-speed, and re-painted it for my 6 year-old grandson to inherit.
It's actually a pretty decent bike, that cleaned up and operates...
04-15-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9,951
Views: 1,124,282
Posted By 67tony

fleslider... Yes, thank you so much for...

fleslider...

Yes, thank you so much for posting the Centurion catalogs, including my year, 1987.

I don't remember what thread, or with who, but recently we discussed what cluster came original...
04-09-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,682
Posted By 67tony

Awesome collection, and great replies from the...

Awesome collection, and great replies from the vintage experts.
I'm sure there was some significant drool on more than a few keyboards...

The only thing I might add is to maybe start off with a...
04-04-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9,951
Views: 1,124,282
Posted By 67tony

Answering my own question, and thanks to T-Mar's...

Answering my own question, and thanks to T-Mar's extensive Centurion database, my serial # indicates an "87 model, built in the 9-10 week of that year.
So, early March, which may or may not explain...
03-31-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By 67tony

How much grease...

...is too much grease?

On my '87 Ironman Master, I'm swapping the original 6-speed 13-21 freewheel to a 13-26...figuring it will give me a little more "low end". My age, 66, pretty much demands...
03-26-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By 67tony

Don't know that, but I'll ask him when I see him.

Don't know that, but I'll ask him when I see him.
03-25-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By 67tony

The rims he bought from an Amish shop in Ohio. ...

The rims he bought from an Amish shop in Ohio.
Wooden tubular rims for $90, clincher rims for $135.
Oh, you want an aluminum insert? Well...that'll be $5 more!
Pretty dang reasonable, I'd say.
...
03-25-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By 67tony

The hub is a New Departure, Model A, one of their...

The hub is a New Departure, Model A, one of their first offerings. Due to the peg, he's not sure if it was original to the bike.
The saddle, and this top tube bag, he reconditioned himself. But with...
03-25-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By 67tony

Really, really, vintage...1912 Wonder!

A friend in our park restores bikes from a certain era, roughly 1880-1920, having to do with the advent of aired tires, I believe.
Some examples of his other work can be found at Time Machines, Ltd....
03-21-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 17,364
Posted By 67tony

I've since switched to a black Brooks and black...

I've since switched to a black Brooks and black bar tape...but this was fairly pretty, I'd say.
...
03-17-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,008
Posted By 67tony

This could be a mustache handle-barred tourer,...

This could be a mustache handle-barred tourer, but instead is an urban day-tripping grocery getter.
...
02-08-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,568
Posted By 67tony

I loved that bike also, but ended up selling it...

I loved that bike also, but ended up selling it to a nice young dad from Chicago.
He had plans to pull a child trailer, and then a child seat.
He appreciated the vintage, and recognized the...
02-07-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,568
Posted By 67tony

All good points have been presented, so I've got...

All good points have been presented, so I've got nothing to add except a pic of my '73 Super Sport.
Full Suntour Sprint groupset, bar-end shifters, Sun CR-18 rims, and 1 1/8" Panaracer Paselas.
Oh,...
01-25-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,126
Posted By 67tony

The 4' test... ...

The 4' test...

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01-25-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,126
Posted By 67tony

I snagged a paint pen from Michael's, and gave it...

I snagged a paint pen from Michael's, and gave it a try. Started with the bottom of the bottom bracket, hoping to get the hang of it, and I did get better as I went along. Here are some observations,...
01-21-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,126
Posted By 67tony

I hadn't thought of just outlining the lugs,...

I hadn't thought of just outlining the lugs, that'd probably look pretty cool.
Yes, yellow for sure.

Thanks for the suggestions!
01-19-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,126
Posted By 67tony

By the way, I brought the fork into the home...

By the way, I brought the fork into the home improvement store starting with an L.
They used their color matching machine, then sold me a $5 sample-size acrylic paint.
Using a toothpick, small...
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