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06-17-19, 05:20 AM
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Posted By jdawginsc

Exactly me. Also: hate installing tires and...

Exactly me.

Also: hate installing tires and tubes...destroys my annoyingly arthritic hands
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Views: 375
Posted By jdawginsc

Just for reference: ...

Just for reference:

https://charleston.craigslist.org/bik/d/ridgeville-panasonic-12spd-vintage/6901985020.html
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By jdawginsc

I am a hair shy of 5'11". 55-56cm is my zone in...

I am a hair shy of 5'11". 55-56cm is my zone in sizing. There was a 54cm 80s Cannondale for $85 on the Savannah CL a few weeks back.

Hit some garage sales, thrift stores and the mystical barns...
06-16-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By jdawginsc

Wow. Those are gorgeous!

Wow. Those are gorgeous!
06-16-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,981
Posted By jdawginsc

Honestly, the fork works with the way the bike...

Honestly, the fork works with the way the bike looks. I would spend the money on getting decent components as they need replacement, and giving the whole frame and fork a nice cleaning. Great bike as...
06-16-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By jdawginsc

PSA announcement for those who might want to do...

PSA announcement for those who might want to do as dum-dum Jdawg.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1066/campy_record_3f5ae9944684cabd8b545302804910b659a52017.jpg
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Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By jdawginsc

$245...? Bargain. Lug work is gorgeous. Sell...

$245...? Bargain. Lug work is gorgeous.

Sell off the parts and it becomes a free-ish frame. I don't usually think repainting is great with vintage frames, but I'd repaint that guy.
06-14-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By jdawginsc

I can cross the Dynamic Sports off. Trust folks...

I can cross the Dynamic Sports off. Trust folks judgment on here.

How high from the rim do the 23mm Conties measure...?
06-14-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By jdawginsc

Looking at possibilities without breaking the...

Looking at possibilities without breaking the budget...

Continental Ultra Sport 2
Vittoria Rubino G2
Michelin Lithion
Michelin Dynamic Sport


Gatorskins are a bit pricey
06-14-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By jdawginsc

Unfortunately a vertical dropout...

Unfortunately a vertical dropout...
06-14-19, 09:44 AM
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Views: 511
Posted By jdawginsc

Okay...so this happened...Rossin Pro EL

My Rossin build is finding some challenges...recessed bolt, headset stack (height challenged due to a lovely low steering tube cutoff)...

And now...Bought 700/25 Zaffiros for the wheels and we...
06-14-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,011
Posted By jdawginsc

Medical bills are more expensive than a...

Medical bills are more expensive than a replacement crankset and effort to install.

Love the bottle opener idea!
06-14-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,361
Posted By jdawginsc

My Basso gap. Brought passion back to me a few...

My Basso gap. Brought passion back to me a few years back. Loved building it up a bit more updated than the original! Rides like butter. Not perfect and pristine, but neither am I.
...
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By jdawginsc

Depends on the quality of the restoring done so...

Depends on the quality of the restoring done so far. Hopefully it is straight/no stripped threads.

I am going to split the difference and say at $550, if it is your size, it would be a great...
06-13-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By jdawginsc

Thanks guys. I already decided to leave it be and...

Thanks guys. I already decided to leave it be and try it out. Still might need a bit of a shim however. Also have a Giro that is a 26.0 so might use that instead.
06-13-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,981
Posted By jdawginsc

Zeus British thread headset...? Interesting. ...

Zeus British thread headset...? Interesting.

Campagnolo drop outs. Has the cut out lugs but not the engraving.

Looks like a fun bike to restore, though.
06-12-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By jdawginsc

Cinelli Solida bar query

So I am building up a bike, have an XA stem (26.0), and got a decently regarded Cinelli Solida black bar for a ridiculously low price. Some questions...

1. Bar is 25.9, so it will likely need a...
06-12-19, 10:24 AM
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Posted By jdawginsc

I twice got packages mis-sent to me this weekend....

I twice got packages mis-sent to me this weekend. The two guys I bought from sent my stuff elsewhere and I got more expensive items.

No, I didn't keep them...weird that I have never had that...
06-12-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 906
Posted By jdawginsc

I will. Had to make touch up from nail polish...

I will. Had to make touch up from nail polish since it is an odd colored frame. Also made the mistake of polishing clean the Campy Record crankset since there was a ton of pedal rub. No I have to get...
06-11-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 906
Posted By jdawginsc

Beautiful bike. Building up an EL Rossin as we...

Beautiful bike. Building up an EL Rossin as we speak!

Did you polish the components yourself?
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Views: 781
Posted By jdawginsc

Nice find at that price even though these were...

Nice find at that price even though these were the economy Campy components in the day...I want to say that the Stratos were made elsewhere other than Italy...Taiwan maybe? Lots more plastic and...
06-10-19, 12:23 PM
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Posted By jdawginsc

That Faggin is a bargain. Too bad it's not closer.

That Faggin is a bargain. Too bad it's not closer.
06-09-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By jdawginsc

Contractor built and a repaint? That's a pretty...

Contractor built and a repaint? That's a pretty odd color.
06-09-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By jdawginsc

You were absolutely correct that someone tried to...

You were absolutely correct that someone tried to keep screwing it in and it stripped those parts of the threads. Might be able to use it if I start it higher when I install the cables. Otherwise,...
06-08-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By jdawginsc

You are a genius and a gentleman sir. I was able...

You are a genius and a gentleman sir. I was able to back it up by WD-40 and a pair of grips holding the nut portion while turning the adjuster. Might actually be able to still use it. Thank you, sir!
06-08-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By jdawginsc

Arrived today. Aligned, small blemish under seat...

Arrived today. Aligned, small blemish under seat bolt where paint chipped off. Usual small dings for a used machine. I have never lifted a steel bike frame so light...Comes in just under 2400 g with...
06-08-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By jdawginsc

Problem is that it simply spins and doesn't catch...

Problem is that it simply spins and doesn't catch threads at all. I can't remove it either...?
06-08-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By jdawginsc

Help for Campy Record cable adjuster bolt

Ok...so in receiving a gruppo from overseas, I found that the cable adjuster bolt is not what I would like it to be...questions:
1. Does anyone have a suggested repair
2. If replacing, how do you...
06-05-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,361
Posted By jdawginsc

https://picclick.com/NOS-MODOLO-LA-VIE-CLAIRE-BRAK...

https://picclick.com/NOS-MODOLO-LA-VIE-CLAIRE-BRAKE-SET-vintage-233245337494.html
06-05-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,361
Posted By jdawginsc

Beautiful piece from the underrated "Campy...

Beautiful piece from the underrated "Campy Copier" Zeus. Some of their stuff was exquisite aesthetically. Function was often meh...
06-05-19, 09:45 AM
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Views: 6,361
Posted By jdawginsc

Always needed a pantograph insignia, though....

Always needed a pantograph insignia, though. Cranksets, brake levers, brake calipers, seatposts basically make the aesthetics to me.

Cranksets: Stronglight 49D, Spidel 107, Super Record, Zeus...
06-02-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By jdawginsc

Drat! Where were these three days ago. Nertz.

Drat! Where were these three days ago. Nertz.
06-02-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By jdawginsc

Literally just received Campy-Look pedals in the...

Literally just received Campy-Look pedals in the mail two days ago.
05-31-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,430
Posted By jdawginsc

Late 60s, early 70s...? Maybe a Viking, though...

Late 60s, early 70s...? Maybe a Viking, though the lugwork is not as ornate. Or Mercian?
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Views: 684
Posted By jdawginsc

From England... This is the one I would...

From England...

This is the one I would invest in...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CIOCC-CLASSIC-ITALIAN-VINTAGE-RETRO-ROAD-BIKE/233239704160?hash=item364e2b7260:g:xJAAAOSw64Ncmlkn

Bianchis...
05-30-19, 04:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By jdawginsc

Good suggestions all. As an aside, funny...

Good suggestions all.

As an aside, funny story that makes me pretty sure I did well.

When making my offer, I wrote it in google translated Italian that the frame would be loved and used, I was...
05-29-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By jdawginsc

Thanks! I am looking forward to it!

Thanks! I am looking forward to it!
05-29-19, 05:01 PM
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Views: 641
Posted By jdawginsc

As a Basso-ite, that is too cool. I didn't think...

As a Basso-ite, that is too cool. I didn't think the Paris Roubaix came in with chrome forks and stays. Arenaccia sounds more likely...?
05-28-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By jdawginsc

I love the seat lug and chunky dropouts/fork...

I love the seat lug and chunky dropouts/fork ends.

It sort of slapped me in the face randomly...never ridden on EL (SL/SLX I have). I was looking at two Masi Nuova Racing ($300 and $325 with...
05-28-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By jdawginsc

Nope...just that I took a $250 risk on a frame I...

Nope...just that I took a $250 risk on a frame I couldn't inspect...if it is straight, I am a happy camper.
05-28-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By jdawginsc

Possibly dumb...Rossin Performance EL purchase

Soooo...I became entranced with this little guy after reading on these forums about the Rossin Performance EL. Had already heard it was a no-nonsense, elegant machine that was rare in the US. Was a...
05-28-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 724
Posted By jdawginsc

At $200, my guess is it will be a Taiwanese/other...

At $200, my guess is it will be a Taiwanese/other Bianchi with none of the panache, and allure, but some decent bikes from the 80s.

Like others have said...straight frame, fit and wheels.

$200...
05-27-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,212
Posted By jdawginsc

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x337/trek_3992c0283bfee9007d78ca109867aa975825a696.jpg
05-27-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,212
Posted By jdawginsc

Just a word of advice to add in. If tires are...

Just a word of advice to add in. If tires are yucky, that is a $50.00 expenditure for decent ones to replace. Tires and wheels make the difference with older bikes.

You might want to increase your...
05-27-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 981
Views: 155,822
Posted By jdawginsc

Story is I bought it in 1988ish. New at...

Story is I bought it in 1988ish. New at shop...was a promotional thing for bike shops. $495 I think. Sold my Bianchi Randonneur to offset the cost. Wish I didn't. That was the best touring bike ever.
05-27-19, 09:03 AM
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Views: 155,822
Posted By jdawginsc

Simple Green. Does a beautiful job. I notice you...

Simple Green. Does a beautiful job. I notice you kept the bio pace crank on there. It killed my knees and cadence. Had to go round.
05-26-19, 04:56 PM
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Views: 155,822
Posted By jdawginsc

"Crestdale"... ...

"Crestdale"...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3694_930a83e9fbe7ac21851695ebeb33a6b607f23fc3.jpg

Riding it is like a minty freshness...
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Views: 2,190
Posted By jdawginsc

Sometimes lots of "junk stuff" gets more if you...

Sometimes lots of "junk stuff" gets more if you include a few teaser items in them. I agree that individually desirable items should be a long process.
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