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04-10-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Feldman

Keep an eye on the frame joints if you ride it...

Keep an eye on the frame joints if you ride it much; those frames have an unbonding history.
04-08-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By Feldman

If you can try multiple posts in the size that...

If you can try multiple posts in the size that seems to fit best. Manufacturing of sized parts isn't as consistent as we would like it to be.
03-25-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By Feldman

I say it's a Gitane Track Standard that's had a...

I say it's a Gitane Track Standard that's had a seat lug repair. Seatstay tops and read ends are the tell, and the BCM lugs.
03-24-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,621
Posted By Feldman

That fin is awesome. It's a whole other...

That fin is awesome. It's a whole other esthetic--like if Alex Singer had grown up.in OC!
02-27-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,044
Posted By Feldman

I will look in my old issues, see if I have it.

I will look in my old issues, see if I have it.
01-09-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,507
Posted By Feldman

DiNucci, I mean, danged spell check.

DiNucci, I mean, danged spell check.
01-08-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,507
Posted By Feldman

Mark denunciation is a fine artist who makes bike...

Mark denunciation is a fine artist who makes bike frames, but if you want a great English influenced frame in the US, try Jeff Lyon in Southern OR. I have assembled about a dozen Lyons and both...
01-05-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,296
Posted By Feldman

Never seen so many bikes with guidonnet levers in...

Never seen so many bikes with guidonnet levers in one place.
01-03-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By Feldman

Who painted it and what is that color called?

Who painted it and what is that color called?
12-24-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,787
Posted By Feldman

That rack works great with caliper brakes, for...

That rack works great with caliper brakes, for cantis you need very careful placement for panniers to not jam the brake arms. It's a good rack design as far as placing front weight. I have used both...
12-23-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By Feldman

Careful setting up the front shifting, especially...

Careful setting up the front shifting, especially with STI. The front derailleur location on these bikes is too close to vertical--more like 11 o clock than 10. For sure install a chain watcher--or...
12-22-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,261
Posted By Feldman

What primer will you be using?

What primer will you be using?
12-05-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,261
Posted By Feldman

That PX10 was painted with a brush??!! Bravo!

That PX10 was painted with a brush??!! Bravo!
11-25-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Feldman

No--but Trek did build many of their 970...

No--but Trek did build many of their 970 (Columbus tubes) and 770 (Reynolds) frames with Cinelli BB shells.
10-29-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,726
Posted By Feldman

Great looking paint and extra points for the lug...

Great looking paint and extra points for the lug masking!!
10-19-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Feldman

AKA Strawberry

Email torchandfile.com for more information. A fine product of Portland, OR.
10-08-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,473
Posted By Feldman

Those have fabulous ride quality. Frame tubing...

Those have fabulous ride quality. Frame tubing is the ancestor of today's Kaisei tubes. When the store I worked at sold those and Treks, the Fujis were the more highly regarded rides--to us they...
09-20-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,114
Posted By Feldman

And, the EVT clamp is made to.prevent this kind...

And, the EVT clamp is made to.prevent this kind of damage--they were designed to clamp bikes by the SEAT POST, not by a frame tube.
09-06-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,903
Posted By Feldman

Looks like a nice $800 to $9p0 Olmo to me,...

Looks like a nice $800 to $9p0 Olmo to me, depending how worn all the 35 year old consumables are.
08-27-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By Feldman

I know there were some gold components made for...

I know there were some gold components made for high end BMX builds but nothing else.
08-25-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Feldman

Not at all a related bike but I had an early 50's...

Not at all a related bike but I had an early 50's Elswick Avenger, full 531, with D shaped blades.
Someone other than Reynolds ever make that shape of blade? That crown is pretty clean for a raw...
08-04-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,460
Posted By Feldman

I can't agree with your last paragraph for a...

I can't agree with your last paragraph for a second. Tve use of flashing lights doesn't indicate an unskilled cyclist--it is merely an acknowledgement that one shares the road with subhuman...
07-27-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By Feldman

If I owned one I'd have to name it...

If I owned one I'd have to name it "Liza."
07-17-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,952
Posted By Feldman

An unfinished work by an unknown artisan--I will...

An unfinished work by an unknown artisan--I will follow this thread with great interest! I didn't notice qr or lockout marks on the dropout faces myself.
I would not guess Mariposa, have seen some...
07-06-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,476
Posted By Feldman

Sweet!!

Sweet!!
07-05-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,476
Posted By Feldman

When working at a major Trek dealer after taking...

When working at a major Trek dealer after taking care of my fortieth or fiftieth failed carbon frame customer and replacing my twentieth or thirtieth failed STI shifter a phrase for the equipment I...
07-05-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By Feldman

Yeah, yours is very typical of what I remember.

Yeah, yours is very typical of what I remember.
07-05-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By Feldman

The Rickert take on a Hetchins is a big surprise...

The Rickert take on a Hetchins is a big surprise to me. I used to ride with a number of Rickert owners and the bikes were all--ghis is in the 1970's--austerely detailed race bikes with little or no...
07-02-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,273
Posted By Feldman

My first bicycle lust object. Would ride my...

My first bicycle lust object. Would ride my Schwinn 5 speed to Hector's in Sherman Oaks or to Hans Ohrt on Sta. Monica Blvd. to gaze at the Raleighs and Bertins. It took about 30 years but I did...
06-24-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,289
Posted By Feldman

That I have owned myself? 1950's--Helyett,...

That I have owned myself? 1950's--Helyett, 1960's Peugeot PX10, 70's Griffon (steel, USA road bike, not the tri bike) 80's Davidson Discovery Sport. Fave 21st century bike is a tie between the...
06-23-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By Feldman

I have never owned a LS but have worked on a few...

I have never owned a LS but have worked on a few dozen here in the Northwest. I have never seen a more creative painter, only Dario Pegoretti ever came close!
06-14-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By Feldman

The only 70's Raleigh I have ever lusted...

The only 70's Raleigh I have ever lusted after--minimal fork crown and Campag verticals made it look like a custom bike of it's time.
06-13-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By Feldman

That's a Carlton Flyer from 1967-70. I remember...

That's a Carlton Flyer from 1967-70. I remember those from.my first LA Wheelmen rides many years ago. Harding's, Hans Ohrt, and a couple other shops in the region sold them. Ever see a Carlton...
06-12-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,677
Posted By Feldman

Vintage-looking modern? I'd build with H PlusSon...

Vintage-looking modern? I'd build with H PlusSon TB14. Pacenti Brevet, or less expensive Sun 19mm box rims, and use Sapim Laser or DT Revolution spokes with any of them. Use some current skin wall...
06-07-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 926
Posted By Feldman

Ask the people at Glacier Cyclery about rputes,...

Ask the people at Glacier Cyclery about rputes, they're very helpful.
05-27-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By Feldman

Don't know the model, but late 70's to mid 80's...

Don't know the model, but late 70's to mid 80's date to. my eyes.
05-25-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By Feldman

Making a 6/7 speed Suntour lever work with...

Making a 6/7 speed Suntour lever work with Shimano 10? That's not tuning, that's alchemy--well done!
05-25-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,482
Posted By Feldman

Having built wheels as part of my job for 45...

Having built wheels as part of my job for 45 years, I will be rude and tactless about this and say that old single wall rims are terrible product and should be discarded if at all possible. Rims are...
05-22-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By Feldman

Gravel bikes without the marketing have existed...

Gravel bikes without the marketing have existed for decades. Someone mentioned a Davidson Discovery--great example!
04-24-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By Feldman

If you own a Jeff Lyon bike, you have the product...

If you own a Jeff Lyon bike, you have the product of a student of Philbrook's.
04-22-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By Feldman

So why do we mock them and not, ah,...

So why do we mock them and not, ah, "Herse?"
04-21-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,949
Posted By Feldman

Hang modern Sram Force or Shimano 105 or Ultegra...

Hang modern Sram Force or Shimano 105 or Ultegra on it and you won't regret it for a minute.
04-18-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,683
Posted By Feldman

Unfortunately, one species that Covid 19 isn't...

Unfortunately, one species that Covid 19 isn't killing off is the "lead-footed **********."
04-15-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,177
Posted By Feldman

Working as a mechanic for 40+ years, I can say...

Working as a mechanic for 40+ years, I can say that crashes due to parts failures are extremely rare. Knock on wood, most liability crash cases in the bike business are either quill stem past safety...
04-14-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,785
Posted By Feldman

I had #2--ProAces on a bike for a few years. Top...

I had #2--ProAces on a bike for a few years. Top notch, easily the equivalent of NR/SR.
04-11-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,721
Posted By Feldman

Japanese home-market bike catalogs are a hoot,...

Japanese home-market bike catalogs are a hoot, there are numerous bikes similar to that Sekine.
And, Campy even made an appropriate shifter forcawhile--the "Elefante."
04-08-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,771
Posted By Feldman

Bianchi cross bikes from late 1980's to early...

Bianchi cross bikes from late 1980's to early 90's--early Volpe, Axis or Equinox will be relatively light, well designed, should clear 35 to 38mm tire.
04-08-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,202
Posted By Feldman

Gui

Look for: early to mid 1980's Trek. They went the right way in the balance between a properly short top tube and the non-issue of toe clip overlap. Trek was ahead of their time in proportional sizing...
04-06-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By Feldman

Good work, there. I made Mafac Competition...

Good work, there. I made Mafac Competition straddle wires for myself the same way.
04-04-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By Feldman

Very similar to bikes labeled Araya in the early...

Very similar to bikes labeled Araya in the early 80's--also looks much like a frame that Lotus sold with Dura Ace AX on it.
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