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08-10-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,447
Posted By rjhammett

My DIY bottle holder I made for my Holdsworth. I...

My DIY bottle holder I made for my Holdsworth. I didn't want to destroy the decals by putting it on the down tube. I tried a bottle holder that went on the bars but it didn't look right for this...
08-05-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 995
Posted By rjhammett

I thought that only SBDU frames could officially...

I thought that only SBDU frames could officially be called 'Team Professional'. All others were wannabe's.
08-05-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 898
Posted By rjhammett

I have no preference for whether I use a 3ttt or...

I have no preference for whether I use a 3ttt or Cinelli stem on my builds. I have a drawer full with both. My deciding factor for using one over the other is based on the bars I use. If they are...
08-03-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By rjhammett

Here is what my '72 Holdsworth Professional...

Here is what my '72 Holdsworth Professional looked like when purchased. This picture is from the seller's ad.
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07-26-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,820
Posted By rjhammett

I have owned a half dozen Bridgestone bikes...

I have owned a half dozen Bridgestone bikes including a RB-1, a RB-T and a Mile 112. They never did much for me. I'd pass on the rusty XO-2.
07-26-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,893
Posted By rjhammett

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07-26-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,139
Posted By rjhammett

Thunder Bay is about 300 miles north of me. I am...

Thunder Bay is about 300 miles north of me. I am going to have to stop by this dump when I get up that way which is once or twice a year.
07-04-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By rjhammett

This probably fits into the solvent category but...

This probably fits into the solvent category but I use mineral spirits to clean derailleurs. I spray it on, use a toothbrush to get off the gunk then wipe it down. I do not let the derailleurs soak...
06-30-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By rjhammett

I have used Drano (I use Target equivalent) to...

I have used Drano (I use Target equivalent) to remove anodizing. I put some Drano in a zip lock bag along with the part. Watch it carefully because it doesn't take to long. I then put it in water...
06-29-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,542
Posted By rjhammett

I think that some sellers just want to make sure...

I think that some sellers just want to make sure their bike ends up with someone that will appreciate it. I bought this Falcon San Remo for $30. I rehabbed it (about $20) and sent him a picture when...
06-29-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,542
Posted By rjhammett

Cleaned up quite nicely.

Cleaned up quite nicely.
06-27-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,851
Posted By rjhammett

If you feel that the valuations provided on the...

If you feel that the valuations provided on the forum are low then try selling it for what you think it is worth. If you claim to have no idea what the item is worth and you think the provided...
06-20-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,347
Posted By rjhammett

Shorts in hot weather and bibs in cool weather.

Shorts in hot weather and bibs in cool weather.
06-17-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 996
Posted By rjhammett

Purple.

Purple.
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By rjhammett

There is one for sale in my area in what looks to...

There is one for sale in my area in what looks to be very good condition for $150.
06-15-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 847
Posted By rjhammett

After seeing your results I will probably give it...

After seeing your results I will probably give it a go. Now to find a frame.
I found this site and really like the look of the Colnago....
06-14-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 847
Posted By rjhammett

I have been talked out of the crazy idea I had.

I have been talked out of the crazy idea I had.
06-14-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By rjhammett

I wouldn’t limit my Shimano hubs to just DA....

I wouldn’t limit my Shimano hubs to just DA. Ultegra/600 and 105 are nice too. I do like Mavic hubs too especially the 500/550.
06-14-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 847
Posted By rjhammett

That is what I am looking to do.

That is what I am looking to do.
06-13-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 847
Posted By rjhammett

I live in Minnesota where we have plenty of...

I live in Minnesota where we have plenty of humidity and rain so I would look to put on a clear coat when done.
06-13-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 847
Posted By rjhammett

Looking to take a bare steel frame and give it a...

Looking to take a bare steel frame and give it a brushed look (not paint applied with a brush). I am thinking that maybe a wire brush drill attachment for a swirled look would look good but I would...
06-13-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 847
Posted By rjhammett

Anyone do a brushed steel frame?

I am kind of thinking about a DIY brushed steel frame. I don't have a frame yet and it would have to be one where the paint was shot so this might be a while. Has anyone done this? If so, how did you...
06-08-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,880
Posted By rjhammett

I always really liked the looks of the 7-Eleven...

I always really liked the looks of the 7-Eleven Team colors. It was probably my favorite color scheme. I then got a Merckx MX Leader Motorola Team bike and that became my favorite color scheme.
06-06-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,637
Posted By rjhammett

Dupont Chain-Saver

Dupont Chain-Saver
06-02-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By rjhammett

That is the color I used on my Grand Sports bikes.

That is the color I used on my Grand Sports bikes.
05-29-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,426
Posted By rjhammett

You need a Nitto 66 to really get the saddle...

You need a Nitto 66 to really get the saddle forward. This one has been sitting in my seatpost drawer for a few years since I don't have the need to get farther forward. I picked it up with a few...
05-27-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By rjhammett

That frame is just my size. Those are nice bikes....

That frame is just my size. Those are nice bikes. I owned one until a couple years ago but had to let it go because it was too small. I thought I could get it to work but couldn't. Probably the best...
05-26-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By rjhammett

Shoe Goo. You can get it in clear or black.

Shoe Goo. You can get it in clear or black.
05-20-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 27,253
Posted By rjhammett

My Falcon San Remo and my multi tone Merckx MX...

My Falcon San Remo and my multi tone Merckx MX Leader.

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05-14-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,542
Posted By rjhammett

Super deal! It will turn out very nice once it is...

Super deal! It will turn out very nice once it is all cleaned up. Here is what a $75 Holdsworth Professional looks like (before and after restoration) that I too purchased in the MSP metro area....
04-01-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,504
Posted By rjhammett

Well worth the $10.00 asking price. Seller forgot...

Well worth the $10.00 asking price. Seller forgot the decimal point in the listing. :lol:
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By rjhammett

That is a $100 bike. Maybe.

That is a $100 bike. Maybe.
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By rjhammett

Paid $37.50 for it in rough shape. Sold for $325...

Paid $37.50 for it in rough shape. Sold for $325 (I think) after a complete rebuild/refinish.
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Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By rjhammett

The fork may be original. It looks similar to the...

The fork may be original. It looks similar to the one on my late '72 Holdsworth Professional. I would guess the one you have some interest in is worth around $300 or so. I may be a bit prejudiced on...
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By rjhammett

The right (rear) shifter appears to be Syncro II...

The right (rear) shifter appears to be Syncro II which would make it '89 or early '90s. The rear derailleur is indexed which would make it the same time frame. At least some of the Tommaso bikes are...
02-18-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,119
Posted By rjhammett

It was pretty rough when I got it. I paid $35 for...

It was pretty rough when I got it. I paid $35 for it. I got it powder coated and new decals. I ended up with about $150 total invested in it.
02-18-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,119
Posted By rjhammett

$990 is nuts! I sold this PX10 a year or two ago...

$990 is nuts! I sold this PX10 a year or two ago for $350.

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Forum: For Sale
02-17-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By rjhammett

If it can take a 9 speed cassette it should take...

If it can take a 9 speed cassette it should take a 10 speed cassette. The cog center to center measurement for 9 speed is 4.34mm and 3.95mm for 10 speed.
02-15-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,266
Posted By rjhammett

Congratulations of finding a Gilmour. I own a two...

Congratulations of finding a Gilmour. I own a two seat version. They are well made bikes.
Replies: 21
Views: 1,212
Posted By rjhammett

In my market (Twin Cities) that bike would set...

In my market (Twin Cities) that bike would set forever at $500 in it's current condition. If it was rebuilt with 'original' components you could maybe get $500. I have bought and sold a ton of...
02-08-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,125
Posted By rjhammett

Looks like there is room for vice grips. Soak...

Looks like there is room for vice grips. Soak with penetrating oil and have at it with the vice grips.
Replies: 21
Views: 1,212
Posted By rjhammett

Nothing real high-end from a parts standpoint....

Nothing real high-end from a parts standpoint. With the mish mash of parts the value is in the frame which looks pretty nice. I would guess about $300 or so. I have purchased a number of high-end...
02-07-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,701
Posted By rjhammett

I had an easy time finding where my Pinarello, De...

I had an easy time finding where my Pinarello, De Rosa, Tommasini and Colnago bikes were built. It took me a while to find where my Billato bikes (Tommaso, Giordana) were built.
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By rjhammett

I purchased this 912 for $70 and sold it for...

I purchased this 912 for $70 and sold it for $325. It was in excellent condition.
...
01-31-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,115
Posted By rjhammett

It is. I built it up with Suntour components.

It is. I built it up with Suntour components.
01-30-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,115
Posted By rjhammett

It appears to be the same model as mine based on...

It appears to be the same model as mine based on the lack of chrome, similar fork crown, 'claw' derailleur hanger. Mine has a braze on rear derailleur cable stop and the lugs are a little fancier....
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By rjhammett

I owned a '67 Mustang with a 289 V8. I wish I...

I owned a '67 Mustang with a 289 V8. I wish I still had it more than any of the bikes I have owned over the years.
01-24-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,832
Posted By rjhammett

Mine and my daughter's. ...

Mine and my daughter's.

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01-23-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,462
Posted By rjhammett

Red flag.

Red flag.
01-22-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By rjhammett

Sport SX. I had this on my trainer. A pretty low...

Sport SX. I had this on my trainer. A pretty low end bike.

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