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03-09-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 70
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Posted By Russ Roth

That site should have the tube as well, but you...

That site should have the tube as well, but you want someone who brazes, not welds. Getting them brazed on will help to reinforce the area or at least reduce the stress of the holes while not causing...
03-08-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,655
Posted By Unca_Sam

And they all tipped a splash of beer from their...

And they all tipped a splash of beer from their mugs in memory of the loss.
03-08-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,655
Posted By phughes

Try this type of impact driver. You hit it with a...

Try this type of impact driver. You hit it with a hammer. It is very effective, and more controllable than the air driven, or electric type impact driver. I use mine on bikes and motorcycles. I...
03-07-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,655
Posted By dedhed

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0373/1941/produc...

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0373/1941/products/2015_05_059999EOS-7D_22_grande.jpg?v=1447519784
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03-07-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,655
Posted By JohnDThompson

In general, it's not strictly necessary to remove...

In general, it's not strictly necessary to remove old glue unless you're switching to tape or otherwise want to start fresh. But that stuff looks pretty nasty. I've found a wire wheel mounted in a...
03-07-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,655
Posted By dedhed

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/154679-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/154679-totally-tubular.html

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1177764-ancient-tubular-rims.html
03-03-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,655
Posted By Phil_gretz

Look on YouTube for videos that describe how an...

Look on YouTube for videos that describe how an impact driver works and the differences between a drill and a driver. Those will answer your questions. You don't want one from an auto shop, you...
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By zukahn1

I would say yes it is a mid 80's Silk frame set...

I would say yes it is a mid 80's Silk frame set that has been nicely upgraded with 90's DA 8speed parts group. If the brifter's work good and the frame is strait properly reset for the 8speed I would...
02-18-21, 03:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By dabac

Since youíve undone the locknut and cone on one...

Since youíve undone the locknut and cone on one side, you will need to pick up a
cone wrench to set the bearing adjustment when the hub goes back together again.
It is generally NOT possible to...
02-18-21, 03:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Geepig

Good to see you have a plan coming together. ...

Good to see you have a plan coming together.

Once the freewheel is off it will make changing the bearings so much easier, partly because it is much easier to clean the old grease and gunk out. You...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By Phil_gretz

So, you'll have to decide how to re-create top...

So, you'll have to decide how to re-create top tube cable guides. Simplest would be to grind down and sand the originals, rust condition and paint to match. Then buy a set of clamp-on cable guides...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By Mad Honk

Mid 80's Logo, so close to that date. Feature...

Mid 80's Logo, so close to that date. Feature seem to be of that period as well, and it appears to be club style race bike. Size would help in giving it a value. Smiles, MH
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By juvela

----- the recessed brake mount and...

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the recessed brake mount and round-oval-round chainstays when combined with other features are suggestive of an early 1980's machine


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Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By Dean V

No, there isn't a "shelf life" for aluminium. ...

No, there isn't a "shelf life" for aluminium.
There are many aluminium aeroplanes still being flown that are much much older than 2012.
You have no doubt flown on some of them.
As for older second...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

You could very well be approaching a limit, it'd...

You could very well be approaching a limit, it'd be best to consult w/the bike manufacturer to see if they have a maximum rider weight for that specific bike.

I found this on focus-bikes.com ...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Depreciation on bikes is massive - so if you're...

Depreciation on bikes is massive - so if you're not looking for the latest-and-greatest, or (as in my case) to "treat yo' self", then you can get what was a very very nice bike a short few years ago,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'd consider the carbon seat stays an...

I'd consider the carbon seat stays an improvement, giving a degree of "flex" in the frame to make it more comfortable.

Yes (totally safe), unless the bike has been raced and abused and jumped and...
01-13-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By Eric F

Because they are being built piece by piece, with...

Because they are being built piece by piece, with each piece being cleaned, polished, and tuned up. Many people do repaint their frames. I haven't done that with my project yet, but I plan to in...
01-13-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By thook

i had a mid 80's lotus elite at one time. it...

i had a mid 80's lotus elite at one time. it wasn't anything exemplary, but it at least looked the part. the notable detail of it relating to your original post was the fork, though. while the crown...
01-12-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By Eric F

With the exception of the stamp on top of the...

With the exception of the stamp on top of the fork crown, I find the lugs on that Bianchi quite un-interesting. Although not nearly as elaborate as some of the examples already posted, I think the...
01-12-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By non-fixie

Look, if you want to do "nice lugs", do it right,...

Look, if you want to do "nice lugs", do it right, and get a Hetchins: :)

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x1536/2016_mo3a_05_a6c80d4a991ae667e5de320fe3f522eb0166fa9d.jpg
01-12-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By 3alarmer

... ...AFAIK, pantographed designs on lugs,...

...
...AFAIK, pantographed designs on lugs, fork crowns, and seat stay caps started out with the Italians, and was used by some of the higher end Japanese makers off frames as a kind of statement of...
01-11-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By IsleRide

Train yourself to look for the obvious signs of...

Train yourself to look for the obvious signs of neglect. Of these three only the Panasonic (based on the one photo) looks like it was at least not subjected to the elements. That's what you want to...
01-11-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By bark_eater

Top bike and the Fuji are the kind of bikes you...

Top bike and the Fuji are the kind of bikes you find for free or at the scrap yard for $10.

$10 bikes pay for them selves with the first part you need from them for another bike, but then you have...
01-11-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By shelbyfv

3Rensho? ...

3Rensho?

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01-11-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By cb400bill

Zunow ...

Zunow

http://www.bikecult.com/works/archive/03bicycles/zunowRTfc.JPG
01-10-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By clubman

The bodies of gears and cranks and brakes are...

The bodies of gears and cranks and brakes are usually aluminum. The fasteners, adjusters, springs, clamps, chairing bolts and load bearing parts are often steel, You can do much better. If the...
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By Insidious C.

I don't know this brand but the frame looks...

I don't know this brand but the frame looks good/very good quality. A Rolls saddle- very nice! Clean and lube. New chain. New cables and housing. Probably tires too.

Check the function of the...
01-10-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By C9H13N

If this is your first road bike project, find one...

If this is your first road bike project, find one that isnít rusty.

Otherwise, the answer depends on the bike, not the amount of rust. Singer or Herse that looks like it went down with the...
01-08-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,690
Posted By veganbikes

If you are riding a bunch and riding regularly...

If you are riding a bunch and riding regularly the cheap stuff isn't for you. Tourney is useful for a bike that is barely ridden and destined for the trash at some point. If you are looking for a...
01-08-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,690
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have no long term experience with Microshift,...

I have no long term experience with Microshift, but from what I have seen their new parts are easily as good as Tourney.

In my experience, the lower-end Shimano groups like Tourney work great when...
01-08-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,690
Posted By icemilkcoffee

People love to sing praises of Microshift but I...

People love to sing praises of Microshift but I encountered two problems:
1. The band was too loose such that the lever was still loose after I tightened it all the way. This is just horrible QC....
01-08-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,690
Posted By Moisture

They all shift just fine and will do so reliably...

They all shift just fine and will do so reliably as long as you know how to be gentle and maintain the derailer properly.

Keep the springs inside the derailer free of dirt or grease, and lightly...
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By randyjawa

Without more information, it is tough to appraise...

Without more information, it is tough to appraise the bike. I know that, were it me and that horrible dent was not present, I would not go a penny over $250.00 US. As for work required...

At the...
01-06-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,447
Posted By veganbikes

Get a bike that fits. Bikes that don't fit are...

Get a bike that fits. Bikes that don't fit are not fun and not worth it. Yes you can find stories of people doing and see them but it just isn't comfortable and your fitter wouldn't be happy seeing...
01-06-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,447
Posted By chaadster

Let me point out to the OP that the frame size...

Let me point out to the OP that the frame size recommendation given by their fitter is almost certainly a center-to-center measurement (c-c), i.e. from center of the bottom bracket to center of the...
01-06-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,447
Posted By alcjphil

The difference between 51 cm and 56 cm is 5 cm...

The difference between 51 cm and 56 cm is 5 cm which translates to just about 2 inches. That is a huge difference in frame size. However, other frame dimensions are equally important. Top tube...
01-02-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,005
Posted By BikeWonder

Okay, I am seeing a lot of what you should not...

Okay, I am seeing a lot of what you should not have.
I am going to save you a read and keep it simple: buy any late 80s Japanese bike as they will have great tubing, geometry, and components....
01-02-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,005
Posted By Moisture

I agree. I think you should be looking for around...

I agree. I think you should be looking for around 56-58cm.

Seat tube doesn't really mean much by itself though.
01-02-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,005
Posted By thook

54? you mean 54cm size? if so, that's going to be...

54? you mean 54cm size? if so, that's going to be small. again, i'm 5'6 and 54cm is generally recommended for someone my height. my friend who's 5'11 rides a 23" frame. it's a little tall for him,...
12-31-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,005
Posted By randyjawa

Now this makes the most sense to me, although not...

Now this makes the most sense to me, although not sure about how happy a clam might actually feel. I no longer seek out anything special. If I like what I find, I go for it. After restoring a few...
12-31-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,005
Posted By Road Fan

I don't know how "generous" we mean for Italians....

I don't know how "generous" we mean for Italians. Yes, of course 1960's Italian Masis exist for over $3000, but at the same time not all Colnago are over $1200. Plus if he is open to lesser known...
12-31-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,005
Posted By KenNC

I think the other item you should pay attention...

I think the other item you should pay attention to, if you buy a 70s or 80s bike, is the type of rims on the wheels: 27" or 700c. If 700c, and tubular or clincher. And perhaps most important: Some...
12-31-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,005
Posted By thook

LeSexyFishorse "So I went to a bike shop...

LeSexyFishorse

"So I went to a bike shop nearby and they did a quick fit and suggested I look for a frame within the 54 to 56cm range. I am 5'11 but I have shorter legs so they said I could go as...
12-30-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,005
Posted By jdawginsc

Also take into account what type of riding do you...

Also take into account what type of riding do you foresee...? Touring, sport touring, long distance, around town, fenders versus not, cushier ride versus tooth rattling.

geometry comes into play...
12-30-20, 01:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,005
Posted By randyjawa

The information the OP seeks would and does fill...

The information the OP seeks would and does fill pages. You cannot get good at spotting good quality vintage road bicycles over night. However, there are certain things that do suggest quality. Look...
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