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06-19-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By SJX426

Not a repaint and not new decals either. The...

Not a repaint and not new decals either. The Pinarello decals are missing and the remainder held up better than the paint. I have two Pinarello's in my possession and both have paint that didn't...
Replies: 56
Views: 2,686
Posted By SJX426

Normally I would say leave it alone but the rust...

Normally I would say leave it alone but the rust blisters under the paint make me lean toward repaint. The scrapes and abrasions just add to the justification. It is a very personal thing. I would do...
06-14-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,068
Posted By SJX426

I too would err on the side of too high a risk....

I too would err on the side of too high a risk. However, the first picture looks like a void as does the second but with the addition of propagation. Curious locations! I would expect them to be...
06-14-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,111
Posted By SJX426

Very inspirational! I would love to find one...

Very inspirational! I would love to find one close to 59 in size and late 60's
04-15-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,713
Posted By SJX426

I don't have one, :( but I think he has a gallery...

I don't have one, :( but I think he has a gallery of drool.
03-25-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,393
Posted By SJX426

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2929/14400654620_33...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2929/14400654620_33f57f998a_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nWx7UC)
1991 Pinarello Montello 60 cm (https://flic.kr/p/nWx7UC), on Flickr
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03-23-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By SJX426

Despite the paint chips, very cool bike!

Despite the paint chips, very cool bike!
03-23-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By SJX426

ButchA - I think the price was very reasonable...

ButchA - I think the price was very reasonable given all they did. Price spokes on line and you will find that even with the difference in price, overall you got a good deal.

Looked them up and...
03-23-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,300
Posted By SJX426

One of the contributors to the unique ride...

One of the contributors to the unique ride characteristics is the shape of a tubular on the rim compared to a clincher. The deformation during a corner as well as straight up riding is different as...
03-23-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,125
Posted By SJX426

A rather common C&V hanger from BITD with...

A rather common C&V hanger from BITD with Universal brakes:
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5478/11464857034_e90f07c374_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/it7oyS)
081_PaTrek (https://flic.kr/p/it7oyS), on...
03-23-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 403,037
Posted By SJX426

Pair of Look Keo Classics. Finally have three...

Pair of Look Keo Classics. Finally have three bikes with the same pedal! Red, white and black.
03-22-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,300
Posted By SJX426

Clean up is easy if you use a brass wire wheel....

Clean up is easy if you use a brass wire wheel. Comes clean without removing anodizing. Works really well on the dried Clement glue.
03-22-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By SJX426

No opinion on impact to frame as there isn't any....

No opinion on impact to frame as there isn't any. I do question radial spoking on Mavic 500 hubs. Yes the flange is thick but the distance from the edge to the holes are short.
03-22-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,713
Posted By SJX426

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1340/696936681_e11e...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1340/696936681_e11e069849_o.jpgStrawberry frame.
03-20-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,809
Posted By SJX426

My newest old bike is a 1991 Pinarello Montello....

My newest old bike is a 1991 Pinarello Montello. I picked it up off CL for under 5 bills. It came with 74xx DT 8V. Thought it was a good buy even though I am more of a Campy guy. Great drive train....
03-16-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,009
Posted By SJX426

ryansu - Repairable. Take advantage of the repair...

ryansu - Repairable. Take advantage of the repair options provided. I did my own with success. You must take the fork off the bike and examine the steerer. If it is not bent, it can be salvaged. Like...
03-13-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 789
Posted By SJX426

+1

+1
03-11-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,645
Posted By SJX426

I am surprised I am the first for this brand! ...

I am surprised I am the first for this brand!
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7327/14148054171_5df6060cd0_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nydtAt)
1983 Colnago Superissimo (https://flic.kr/p/nydtAt), on...
03-10-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By SJX426

Superbe (pro) brakes were nearly a knock off of...

Superbe (pro) brakes were nearly a knock off of the Campagnolo's. Even some of the parts are interchangeable. So hood should not be difficult to find unless you are looking for ones with specific...
03-09-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 555
Posted By SJX426

I'd give two nickels for that! Great job. Front...

I'd give two nickels for that! Great job. Front tire needs to be rotated so the name is over the valve stem.

I like every detail.
Replies: 22
Views: 1,459
Posted By SJX426

@aprieto28...

@aprieto28 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/aprieto28-363307.html) Those Mavic hubs are great!. The Simplex RD is adjustable for tension, just incase you want to try it out.
03-05-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 835
Posted By SJX426

That is interesting! I would have suspected more...

That is interesting! I would have suspected more of less! There is still the moment arm between the crown and the hub axle, so it makes sense there still would be compliance. I guess it would depend...
03-05-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 835
Posted By SJX426

Once could argue that the curve in the blade not...

Once could argue that the curve in the blade not only positioned the wheel for steering performance but also provided some suspension. If you think about it, the crown always was subjected to forces...
03-05-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 835
Posted By SJX426

https://www.bing.com/th?id=OIP.RIxwnsM6XNx-VH7W58V...

https://www.bing.com/th?id=OIP.RIxwnsM6XNx-VH7W58Vx6QAAAA&pid=Api
03-05-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 507
Posted By SJX426

Looks like 36 spokes. I am unable to ride my...

Looks like 36 spokes. I am unable to ride my Colnago with one spoke gone on the drive side. It rubs on the brake requiring the calipers to be opened all the way. I have gotten by on wheels with 36...
03-04-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,024
Posted By SJX426

GregU - nice vehicle! Brings back memories. ...

GregU - nice vehicle! Brings back memories.
When I purchased the bike, I hauled it inside, but I was alone and the fork was over the console.
The bike with the rear tire on and the front off is...
03-04-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,475
Posted By SJX426

Little off the subject but you don't have to...

Little off the subject but you don't have to swing you leg over the saddle. Tandem riders swing their leg over the handle bars. If you are like me, the handle bars are lower than the saddle. That...
03-02-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,766
Posted By SJX426

B is for Bottecchia of 1972 ...

B is for Bottecchia of 1972
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1614/25885397730_1c26474d54_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FrpqUS)
1972 Bottecchia Giro D'Italia (Professional conversion)...
02-24-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,024
Posted By SJX426

We have been Jeep family for years, both...

We have been Jeep family for years, both Cherokee's ('90 - '98) and Grand Cherokee's ('97 & '00). In every case they have had hitches, but accommodate a single bike in the back seat with the front...
02-23-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By SJX426

I would go with the plastic and paint. Mine are...

I would go with the plastic and paint. Mine are PB and worked well for the 4K of commuting.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3736/11466297475_1597327797_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/iteLL4)
P1000030...
02-21-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 822
Posted By SJX426

verktyg - Congrats! I too have one on my bucket...

verktyg - Congrats! I too have one on my bucket list. Just not ready to start looking. Great find!
02-17-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,702
Posted By SJX426

This was not a complete bike as it was missing...

This was not a complete bike as it was missing the wheels, cockpit and saddle due to theft. The PO wanted to keep the calipers, but I argued that since the seat post was stuck, the rest wasn't worth...
01-23-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,806
Posted By SJX426

Classically vintage!

Classically vintage!
01-21-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 50,357
Posted By SJX426

Thanks all for posting your Pin's on this thread!...

Thanks all for posting your Pin's on this thread! Great collection. I was reluctant to start swapping DA 740x parts on mine for Campy, but it has had no ill effect. I am pleased with the changes and...
01-20-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 403,037
Posted By SJX426

Bottecchia Decals from Cxech. Included, to my...

Bottecchia Decals from Cxech. Included, to my surprise, were a bunch or Colnago decals as well.
01-17-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,761
Posted By SJX426

Road Fan - Thanks for the info! I had to look up...

Road Fan - Thanks for the info! I had to look up what year my 610 is, 1984. It has been in the queue for a couple of years. Great idea to turn it into a true sport tourer. It was drewed by a PO and...
01-17-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By SJX426

CPSqlrwin - Can't answer your question. I have a...

CPSqlrwin - Can't answer your question. I have a '84 610 with 6 speed. I would have to pull the frame down and place a wheel with a 7 spd on to check...
01-15-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,386
Posted By SJX426

Mine was a big lye. ...

Mine was a big lye.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1660/24253019195_8cd061ae81_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CXa4Dn)
WP_20160107_001 (https://flic.kr/p/CXa4Dn), on Flickr
01-15-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,569
Posted By SJX426

Yes, I ride them hard, from my perspective,...

Yes, I ride them hard, from my perspective, enough to see changes in the finish over 4-5 years and 5K miles.

None of my bikes are really wall hangers with the Patina of use they have seen. Plus,...
01-12-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By SJX426

My experience is that they are surface...

My experience is that they are surface inhabitants.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3782/11516987033_fbb1910e88_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ixHyZX)
P1010140 (https://flic.kr/p/ixHyZX), on Flickr...
01-07-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By SJX426

Cozmo992 - Simple question, complex answer. Most...

Cozmo992 - Simple question, complex answer. Most likely not and more complex due to your newbeness! Research to become aware of what you have and if there is any compatibility. If the shifters are...
01-07-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,755
Posted By SJX426

So I assume those of you that don't use dust caps...

So I assume those of you that don't use dust caps thoroughly clean the thread prior to inserting the crank puller?
To replace bolts, both the FSA and the other standard 8mm bolt have been considered...
01-06-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,909
Posted By SJX426

They swiped it and didn't want face anyone at the...

They swiped it and didn't want face anyone at the door while they partied and planned to sell on CL.
01-04-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,235
Posted By SJX426

@Drillium_Dude - Jeff, I will give you another...

@Drillium_Dude - Jeff, I will give you another perspective as a non-practicing engineer, but one who was born as one and still sees the world through engineering perspectives.
In every case shown...
01-04-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 646
Posted By SJX426

TXsailor - Differences are in the plating of the...

TXsailor - Differences are in the plating of the parts. 830 - none, 850 - Chrome pin, 870 - chrome pin and nickel outer plate.

Can you guess the next step? 890 - Chrome pin, nickel outer and inner...
01-04-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,235
Posted By SJX426

I have one. It shows discoloration about he same...

I have one. It shows discoloration about he same place.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/p1010841_acc05f92f8b70999d6b128b5aa246d3c1e64f131.jpg
01-03-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,235
Posted By SJX426

High risk!

High risk!
01-03-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,066
Posted By SJX426

nomadmax - Yes, I have one. I am disappointed...

nomadmax - Yes, I have one. I am disappointed with the significant digit read out for Kg, one more would have been useful to me.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5671/30076471922_a7d68c5557_b.jpg...
01-03-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By SJX426

MightyTour- The 1972ish Bottecchia purchased...

MightyTour- The 1972ish Bottecchia purchased several years ago came with a Nervar Star which used the standard Park puller. I have no clue what the BCD is. I swapped it for a Campy.

Checked it...
12-30-18, 05:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,207
Posted By SJX426

Hi, My name is Patrick. I am a slow speed...

Hi, My name is Patrick. I am a slow speed crasher.
Unloaded the Colnago from the car in a parking lot a couple of years ago. Been a while since I rode it and I was a bit nervous about how it would...
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