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02-16-19, 08:39 PM
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Posted By Salamandrine

Fantastic minimalist decaleur. Impressive...

Fantastic minimalist decaleur. Impressive fabrication also. I really enjoy seeing people seeing what people come up with for this simple device. I took a similar approach with mine, but it's...
02-16-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, 4mm difference, but this can on occasion be...

Yeah, 4mm difference, but this can on occasion be a PITA. You'll probably have to use vintage cantilevers, as you likely already know. I'd try to find some Dia/Gran Compe GC960. They use post type...
02-15-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 22,762
Posted By Salamandrine

:lol: I've gotten that from hipsters in the...

:lol: I've gotten that from hipsters in the Silverlake area, and I don't even have a hatchet. ;) (LAPD would shoot you) Are there still hipsters on College Avenue? I thought they all moved to...
02-15-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By Salamandrine

Found this pic on Velobase. This was last hurrah...

Found this pic on Velobase. This was last hurrah of Super Record brakes. Note the new script stamped on the arms, and conical locknuts. The pad holders do appear to be aluminum.
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02-15-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By Salamandrine

:lol: probably about 1987. ;) It actually...

:lol: probably about 1987. ;)

It actually was a useful feature back when spokes use to break, or when you bent a wheel on a pothole or cowguard or whatever. Allowed you to use max braking even...
02-15-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By Salamandrine

It's highly unlikely to asplode. Minor dents on a...

It's highly unlikely to asplode. Minor dents on a top tube are usually cosmetic, and can usually be ignored - if you can. I wouldn't absolutely rule out possible failure if the dent(s) is sharp or...
02-15-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By Salamandrine

At least for the vast majority of production...

At least for the vast majority of production time, both NR and SR campy brakes had steel pad holders. Only the levers were different. However, there were a few oddball changes in the last year or two...
02-15-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 22,762
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, I think the double top tube thing is a bit...

Yeah, I think the double top tube thing is a bit much, and I also need large sizes. It'd be ok if it was on a model or two, but almost all the frames have it. That's partly why I went with a custom...
02-14-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,012
Posted By Salamandrine

It's hilarious that this thread is still going....

It's hilarious that this thread is still going. Everyone had a crush on her it seems. I get it now looking at the old pics. To me, she was just the singer of annoying pop songs. I suppose I was too...
02-14-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 22,762
Posted By Salamandrine

That approach is getting much more difficult....

That approach is getting much more difficult. Probably depends on location, but the days of buying vintage mountain bikes for peanuts is over. I tried for some time to find a good 80s MTB in my size....
02-12-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,989
Posted By Salamandrine

Are you sure that isn't just bare steel? I can't...

Are you sure that isn't just bare steel? I can't tell from your picture whether that's some sort of filler, or just bare steel with weird lighting. 531 turns a similar light brownish color when...
02-12-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 22,762
Posted By Salamandrine

Maybe not great marketing, but it is rational....

Maybe not great marketing, but it is rational. It's an attitude you'll find a lot of experienced mechanics have. Many components are disposable, especially derailleurs. Put the money in the frame,...
02-12-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,759
Posted By Salamandrine

Generally not. TA and Stronglight BB parts can...

Generally not. TA and Stronglight BB parts can usually be mixed and matched with each other, but not with Campy. Sugino BB of a certain era were campy clones, and the spindles could be swapped in, if...
02-12-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 562
Posted By Salamandrine

I think the CR18 is more of a match for the...

I think the CR18 is more of a match for the slightly heavier duty Super Champion mod 58 rim, but basically, yeah, it's got the same sort of look as old Super Champion clincher rims. The Sun is...
02-09-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 788
Posted By Salamandrine

I have the VO hubs and the White Industries T11...

I have the VO hubs and the White Industries T11 hubs. The T11 are the current road/touring model. MI5 are mountain, though they offer them in 130 by request.

I have been riding the T11 primarily...
02-07-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By Salamandrine

They look and feel exactly the same. I suspect...

They look and feel exactly the same. I suspect Rustines made the original version for MAFAC.

https://velo-orange.com/collections/brake-parts/products/half-hood-covers-for-mafac-brake-levers
02-07-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 738
Posted By Salamandrine

Tall and high performance mixte bikes were a bit...

Tall and high performance mixte bikes were a bit of a unicorn. FWIW, the early 70s Stella mixte I mentioned in my post was an unusually large size. I think it was about a 58 or 59 cm. It went to a...
02-07-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By Salamandrine

Jumping the bike.

Jumping the bike.
02-07-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By Salamandrine

That fork is not repairable, at least not by...

That fork is not repairable, at least not by bending it back.

That can work on cheap steel bikes with thick ductile metal, but not higher end bikes like that 620. Too thin and brittle.
02-06-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 369
Posted By Salamandrine

This is how I usually do it as well. BIG/small...

This is how I usually do it as well. BIG/small and vertical jockey cage. It was the Shimano way until recently. Works for me too. I always check the BIG/big and SMALL/small for chain length limit...
02-06-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 738
Posted By Salamandrine

The Motobecane Grand Jubilee in Vitus tubing is...

The Motobecane Grand Jubilee in Vitus tubing is a good choice, as already suggested. I suspect it will be the most common of the 70s French mixtes.

There were some mixtes of equal or better...
02-05-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,177
Posted By Salamandrine

I've noticed some sunscreens can be pretty...

I've noticed some sunscreens can be pretty corrosive, enough to damage paint. That sounds like a more reasonable explanation for TT damage to me.
02-05-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,020
Posted By Salamandrine

Chain skip is the classic symptom of a worn out...

Chain skip is the classic symptom of a worn out freewheel. Generally speaking, the wear on freewheel teeth isn't visible. BITD, you knew it was worn out when the chain started to skip. This typically...
02-04-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,711
Posted By Salamandrine

Nice to see an old Stingray. Dig the streamers....

Nice to see an old Stingray. Dig the streamers. Once a feature on pretty much everyone's bike. I learned to ride on a Stingray, one that belonged to my neighbor. Within about 5 minutes I was jumping...
02-04-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,018
Posted By Salamandrine

This story is 100% true. Really, what incentive...

This story is 100% true. Really, what incentive would I have to make something like this up. If you don't believe me that's your problem.

Of course, almost all comments I get on the road are...
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