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06-16-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Ex Pres

I haven't found any tasks I dislike, but I've run...

I haven't found any tasks I dislike, but I've run across several needs where I just don't have the right tool. (chase, face a BB, etc)

BUT, I do dislike having to re-work something I already...
06-15-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By Ex Pres

Sun makes 27" rims

Sun makes 27" rims
06-15-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Ex Pres

Someone was looking for these in the ISO thread

Someone was looking for these in the ISO thread
06-13-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By Ex Pres

This is one of those FS items that I'm glad is...

This is one of those FS items that I'm glad is just not quite the right size. Certainly is a good-looking frame, and IMO well-priced, too.
06-11-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Ex Pres

There were still plenty of nutted brake bridges...

There were still plenty of nutted brake bridges out there in the early 80's, even on some upper-end bikes. But I think you're right on the appearance of recessed very late 70's.

What I find fun...
06-11-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Ex Pres

Prowler beat me to the dental floss, or you can...

Prowler beat me to the dental floss, or you can try low test fishing line
06-08-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By Ex Pres

Road are the Shimano road standard 130mm

Road are the Shimano road standard 130mm
Forum: Southeast
06-07-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By Ex Pres

Congrats, you're on your way.

Congrats, you're on your way.
06-07-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Ex Pres

Phil

Phil
Forum: Southeast
06-06-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By Ex Pres

There are some weekly rides in the Trussville...

There are some weekly rides in the Trussville area, too. I have several riding buddies that live out that way.

Issues? The main thing is be in shape and be in touch with your body - hydration,...
06-06-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Ex Pres

More specifically his "Merz Bicycles" page. His...

More specifically his "Merz Bicycles" page. His personal page doesn't have all the goodies.
Forum: Southeast
06-05-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By Ex Pres

Bob's Bikes has some friendly rides, good to...

Bob's Bikes has some friendly rides, good to start with, on Saturdays and Wednesdays. The Wednesday evening ride is overall probably more beginner-appropriate, if you feel that's where you need to...
Forum: Southeast
06-05-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By Ex Pres

lots of places to ride, even here in AL. Two...

lots of places to ride, even here in AL. Two places to start - your local bike store (LBS for short), or a co-op, if you have one around, and Strava or Ride with GPS - where you can find popular...
06-03-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 851
Posted By Ex Pres

I'm a CO2 cheapskate, and use a Bell (?, IIRC)...

I'm a CO2 cheapskate, and use a Bell (?, IIRC) unit that has a contained cartridge, so it uses non-threaded cartridges. The reason it's cheap? It's made for 16g, but with a little rubber knob I stuck...
Forum: For Sale
06-03-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 368
Posted By Ex Pres

9s DuraAce / Ultegra group

Complete 9 speed group ready for installation.
Not cleaned to show level, but clean enough to mount and ride without getting your hands dirty.
Dura Ace:
Rear derailleur RD-7700. VG condition. Note...
05-30-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By Ex Pres

Ooooh, pretty. But I would never ride it, so...

Ooooh, pretty.

But I would never ride it, so not for me.
05-28-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By Ex Pres

That's a later Hyperglide, not a 74xx UG series. ...

That's a later Hyperglide, not a 74xx UG series.
Might possibly be a 10 speed only DA cassette with the taller splines - that I'm not sure. 7800 series.

This is not a [pre-Specialized] Roval...
05-28-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By Ex Pres

Still available.

Still available.
05-26-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By Ex Pres

responded

responded
05-23-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 691
Posted By Ex Pres

Does yours have the horn on the NDS dropout? The...

Does yours have the horn on the NDS dropout? The swaged seat-stay confused me, as I thought that was even later than 71 - but you say yours has it. Gitane was fluid in those days. I have what I...
05-23-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 691
Posted By Ex Pres

I'm guessing a 1970 - but will defer to Chas. ...

I'm guessing a 1970 - but will defer to Chas.

And c.'70 - everything will be French (metric) threaded and sized (tubing, etc). Since you've not had a French frame, this would be a little bit of a...
05-22-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By Ex Pres

Is it a Competition with the proprietary Huret...

Is it a Competition with the proprietary Huret dropouts (like a '74 and a few years later)?

IF YOU DO, then step#1 will be modifying the hanger - and you have to ADD, not subtract, material. ...
05-22-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,351
Posted By Ex Pres

Silver tubulars

Silver tubulars
05-20-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By Ex Pres

9s DuraAce/Ultegra group

Complete 9 speed group ready for installation.
Not cleaned to show level, but clean enough to mount and ride without getting your hands dirty.
Dura Ace:
Rear derailleur RD-7700. VG condition. Note...
05-17-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Ex Pres

Dang, if this had been my size you'd already have...

Dang, if this had been my size you'd already have my PP $.
05-13-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Ex Pres

The couple times I've had to worry about this -...

The couple times I've had to worry about this - if the nut tightens, I was OK. If the nut would just "spin" where it needed to tighten - then obviously it was not going to work, AND I was screwing...
05-11-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By Ex Pres

Not black, but I do have a Record DS crankarm in...

Not black, but I do have a Record DS crankarm in blue. Anyone have a NDS to match?
05-09-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,774
Posted By Ex Pres

It's not radical at all, and wouldn't even show...

It's not radical at all, and wouldn't even show on a level top tube frame. Just unusual for most ladies C&V setups.
05-09-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,774
Posted By Ex Pres

I like it, but one thing sticks out - the saddle...

I like it, but one thing sticks out - the saddle to bar drop, and the additional seat post. I guess it's just unusual to see on a ladies' [or even a mixte] frame.

And how did you do in the time...
05-08-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,849
Posted By Ex Pres

equal ring spacing = use a triple FD, like you...

equal ring spacing = use a triple FD, like you have now.

Unequal ring spacing, particularly HS+granny = use a DOUBLE FD. Though usually the "top" spread is narrower than the "bottom".

I'm...
05-07-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By Ex Pres

I like just having the separate clamp. ...

I like just having the separate clamp.
Versatility.
They even come in colors, too. :)
05-07-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By Ex Pres

You have a Campy wheelset (unless you have an...

You have a Campy wheelset (unless you have an unmatched rear). Keep it, unless you want to swap it from Tipo to Record. It's freewheel, not cassette. I had a Superbe wheelset at one time, good, but...
05-06-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,554
Posted By Ex Pres

This is easy: older - yes shrinking - probably ...

This is easy: older - yes
shrinking - probably
wiser? not a chance
05-05-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By Ex Pres

I had a one year later 760 w/Superbe and really...

I had a one year later 760 w/Superbe and really liked it. I think you'll find it a very nice ride.

As flat as your terrain is, I'd opt for a short cage Superbe RD, and smaller cogs. Mine was a...
04-29-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Ex Pres

Pretty fancy components for a Durifort frame set.

Pretty fancy components for a Durifort frame set.
04-26-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 97,320
Posted By Ex Pres

I used, with my 7s Nexus, an 8s Sora STI shifter...

I used, with my 7s Nexus, an 8s Sora STI shifter coupled with a Problem Solvers doubler. Worked reasonably well- probably would have been better with a 7s shifter. I didn't have a 7sti to try. So...
04-26-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,510
Posted By Ex Pres

I can safely say my one example of the bronze...

I can safely say my one example of the bronze Record RD is not a shifting wizard, barely able to cross 10 teeth up front (50-40) and 10 in the rear (14-24). But mine does have weak springs, so I...
04-23-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Ex Pres

Yes.....................But Campy Record hubs

Yes.....................But Campy Record hubs
04-23-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Ex Pres

I like the description of the Valentino...

I like the description of the Valentino derailleurs "adequate" (with qualifiers :) )
04-23-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By Ex Pres

Is it just dirty in that area, or has a...

Is it just dirty in that area, or has a derailleur hanger tab been removed from the frame?
04-19-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 97,320
Posted By Ex Pres

if nogliders isn't the right size, contact me. I...

if nogliders isn't the right size, contact me. I have one that doesn't fit my 24" frame, as the fixed struts are too long.
04-16-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 643
Posted By Ex Pres

Awesome. Did the Festina watch draw upon you...

Awesome.

Did the Festina watch draw upon you any extra attention from the doping control ;) ?


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04-11-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 722
Posted By Ex Pres

IIRC, KHatful has restored one.

IIRC, KHatful has restored one.
04-08-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By Ex Pres

Yep, lots are. You're not crazy.

Yep, lots are. You're not crazy.
04-06-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By Ex Pres

Tubulars? The Araya Aero (ADX) series were...

Tubulars? The Araya Aero (ADX) series were available then.
The Aero2 are wider, more appropriate for a touring bent.
04-05-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By Ex Pres

The stuff I use from HD to finish up handlebar...

The stuff I use from HD to finish up handlebar tape wrapped bottom to top is "stretch and seal self-fusing silicone tape"

The Grip tape from Canada is something different, (supposedly more like a...
04-01-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By Ex Pres

Like your paint choice, looks sharp. .

Like your paint choice, looks sharp.

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03-28-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Ex Pres

I don't know if mine say durex, but I've built a...

I don't know if mine say durex, but I've built a set of gold ano tubular Montreals for my Italvega. Tension spec? Well, they ping and keep the wheels true.
I do need better spec on the tires,...
03-28-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Ex Pres

Measure with the digital calipers, but I think by...

Measure with the digital calipers, but I think by 1996, all Record and Chorus doubles were using the 102mm [true] ISO spec cartridge BB.

EDIT: thinking about this, by 1996 Record & Chorus should...
03-28-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By Ex Pres

I only get to keep 4 in the house; oh, wait, I'm...

I only get to keep 4 in the house; oh, wait, I'm at 6 - but one's on the trainer - and the other is for sale. :)
(She doesn't go to the shop)

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