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07-08-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By BlankCrows

Mixte + Drop Bars + Centerpulls + Regular & Flat Bar Levers -- Possible to Rig?

I've got an old Pug mixte that I'm trying to put together for someone at the office. It has Mafac center-pull calipers. She wants drop bars on it and I'm trying to avoid the regular...
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07-17-12, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,823
Posted By BlankCrows

That newegg offering looks like a normal sized...

That newegg offering looks like a normal sized card. I don't think it would fit where I would have to put it.

I didn't choose or buy this desktop but I've learned what not to buy in the future!
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07-17-12, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,823
Posted By BlankCrows

Hmmm, I'm apparently working with a low-end...

Hmmm, I'm apparently working with a low-end version. This one does not have anything at (1), just some cover tabs. (If there was a DVI port there I can assure you I would've tried it.) I'll run that...
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07-16-12, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,823
Posted By BlankCrows

Thanks for all the input. This computer is a...

Thanks for all the input.

This computer is a Acer Aspire X1430. I printed out the spec sheet but I don't know much about the technical stuff. OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Processor is a...
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07-13-12, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,823
Posted By BlankCrows

Need to add a third Computer Monitor -- What is the easiest way?

I have two monitors for my my desktop computer and I can move windows on them back and forth how I want to, but I now want to add a third monitor. I know I don't want a splitter cable--I tried that...
11-21-11, 10:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By BlankCrows

Who here Has A Romeo Bike -- Or, Let's See Your Vintage Water Bottle Collections

Ok, so I came across an old Romeo (a bike shop in Rome) water bottle a while back and I've since found out via Ebay that it isn't worth anything. Anyone here have a Romeo bike that it would look good...
11-05-11, 10:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,947
Posted By BlankCrows

I'm late to this thread but I'll chime in...

I'm late to this thread but I'll chime in anyways. That's my red X-Uno up above that BBM put together for me. After poprad announced the find of his beautiful frame shown above I bought the red one...
10-05-11, 09:12 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 71,635
Posted By BlankCrows

I really don't know much about vintage audio...

I really don't know much about vintage audio equipment, but I do know that sometimes the pretty old stuff has more value than the price it is for sale for, so I figured the $5 thrift store cost was...
10-01-11, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 657
Posted By BlankCrows

Looking For Instructions For Sigma Mirage Set

If anyone has a link or a copy of the instructions for a Sigma Mirage Set (# BC-1455), I would like to see them.

I've got the set in a box, and it looks per the photo on the box, that I have all...
09-22-11, 03:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,479
Posted By BlankCrows

I have a Avocet 20, but it is without the...

I have a Avocet 20, but it is without the transmitter ring that goes onto the wheel. Will it work ok with a generic bike computer magnet on a spoke, or do I really need that ring?
07-28-11, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By BlankCrows

The 52 mark on the bottom bracket is likely the...

The 52 mark on the bottom bracket is likely the frame size. Chesini bikes were generally built well. Not sure what model it is. It isn't a Innovation or X-Uno. Perhaps a Arena, Precision, Gran...
07-26-11, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By BlankCrows

Good eyes! Yup, that's what it is. If the mad...

Good eyes! Yup, that's what it is. If the mad scientist could've got it all together at least the RD would function well.
07-26-11, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By BlankCrows

The chainring is actually a Suntour 45T job,...

The chainring is actually a Suntour 45T job, mounted on a Sakae XCE crank.
07-26-11, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By BlankCrows

Abandoned Bianchi Experiment -- Brifter Strung to Downtube Shifter

My brother found this little Bianchi a week ago at a garage sale, and it is now in my hands. Apparently it was a project that never gathered steam. Some kind of weird (probably drug and/or alcohol...
07-14-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13,375
Views: 2,655,338
Posted By BlankCrows

Today I found a couple of noise maker bells...

Today I found a couple of noise maker bells (Saturn and Toyota United), and also a pair of vintage Keithley digital autoranging Multimeters for $5 each. They have stickers on them stating they were...
07-14-11, 07:10 PM
07-10-11, 11:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,001
Posted By BlankCrows

I doubt that would be placed on a frame by a...

I doubt that would be placed on a frame by a manufacturer if a peg was already brazed on. Even the French wouldn't do that. If that clip is the same color as the frame it has got to be a repaint....
07-10-11, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,099
Posted By BlankCrows

When we were young teenagers I remember Dad & Mom...

When we were young teenagers I remember Dad & Mom got my brother and I some Raleigh 3 speeds for a birthday. They might have been Sports. We didn't think they were too cool though because 10 speeds...
07-10-11, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,001
Posted By BlankCrows

Wow -- deja vu...... Cool little holder...

Wow -- deja vu......

Cool little holder clips. I'd never seen them before last week. I was in my brother's garage rooting around and came across a couple of Ciclolinea retail display cards with...
07-04-11, 08:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,426
Posted By BlankCrows

Here is a Raleigh Colt thread....

Here is a Raleigh Colt thread. (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/582210-Raleigh-Colt?highlight=colt) Nice Raleigh style for younger riders.
07-01-11, 09:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,765
Posted By BlankCrows

Once I wandered into a old chrome Paramount. It...

Once I wandered into a old chrome Paramount. It was a tired beast and reputed to be in a fire, with sooty evidence of said blaze still on some of the parts. It was a mess when I got it, but it turned...
06-21-11, 09:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,793
Posted By BlankCrows

This is off topic re bikes, but I've got a wrong...

This is off topic re bikes, but I've got a wrong size tire story for you. A couple years ago, at the horse stable where I spend some time, the made in China wooden cart that gets used for manure...
06-21-11, 05:59 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,577
Posted By BlankCrows

I am a fan of that bunting blue as well -- that...

I am a fan of that bunting blue as well -- that is a cool-looking little monster.

A good while back I had a 1994 Specialized Allez that had a sharp dark blue paint job. The yellow S logo and names...
06-20-11, 11:07 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 71,635
Posted By BlankCrows

Hey BBM, do you know where to spray that de-ox-it...

Hey BBM, do you know where to spray that de-ox-it stuff into one of these? (http://radiointel.net/nostalgia-radio/sony-crf-5100-earth-orbiter/) I can tune into the AM and FM lines ok, but only once...
06-12-11, 01:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,365
Posted By BlankCrows

I know what he says about me. ".....and the only...

I know what he says about me. ".....and the only reason I can tolerate riding with BlankCrows is that I'm way faster than he is -- he makes me look like a rabbit on wheels. Just don't take him on any...
06-06-11, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By BlankCrows

Bikingshearer, I trust you still have my small...

Bikingshearer, I trust you still have my small pile of bike stands. If you want it again, I'll try to get my Paramount out your way(i see it parked behind the blue Rivendell in the photo above), and...
05-24-11, 05:24 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 71,635
Posted By BlankCrows

I am pointing the Pioneer towards a cousin. I've...

I am pointing the Pioneer towards a cousin. I've got a Sansui 7000 receiver/beast that I had sent to a shop for a tune-up sitting around doing nothing. I heard you went for a bunch of newfangled...
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By BlankCrows

Mavic Wheel Set

I've got a pair of 36H Mavic G 40 Module E's laced to Maillard 700 hubs, the rear is adorned with a Suntour New Winner 13t-28t freewheel. The brake surfaces on the rims show some wear, but otherwise...
05-22-11, 12:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,395
Posted By BlankCrows

A vintage project frame that you have to mess...

A vintage project frame that you have to mess with some to get it right is better than the new stuff that looks sharp at first glance and is a "meh" frame up close and personal.

Shopgirl, if you...
05-22-11, 12:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,313
Posted By BlankCrows

If a second nut on that bolt is necessary for...

If a second nut on that bolt is necessary for better performance of the shifters, I've got a public service announcement here.......

I'm still trying to track down a candidate nut that will fit...
05-19-11, 11:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,313
Posted By BlankCrows

Those explanations make sense, thanks.

Those explanations make sense, thanks.
05-19-11, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,313
Posted By BlankCrows

Thanks for the work around idea with the panhead...

Thanks for the work around idea with the panhead screw due route. If I come across some Barcons that need those nuts that is an option. I wonder if anyone here has discovered an off the shelf...
05-19-11, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,313
Posted By BlankCrows

I believe you all, but I don't see how the outer...

I believe you all, but I don't see how the outer nut works as a locking one. With a smooth back, the only grip it has anywhere are the threads that go onto the bolt. Can someone explain how just...
05-19-11, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,313
Posted By BlankCrows

Suntour Barcon Shifters.......

A good number of the Suntour Bar Con shifters I see on bikes or on Ebay have the smooth exterior pivot nut (for the lever) missing. The inner nut fits into a six-sided shaped slot in the housing....
05-18-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,864
Posted By BlankCrows

I wonder if that was one of the bikes that...

I wonder if that was one of the bikes that bigbossman made at the Iverson factory when he was a youngster.
05-17-11, 10:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,225
Posted By BlankCrows

The Origin 8 frame doesn't have lugs. Wasn't that...

The Origin 8 frame doesn't have lugs. Wasn't that a requirement? Shopgirl, what size are you looking for? I've got three flip candidate mixtes in my garage -- one is red and two are green.
05-14-11, 10:39 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 71,635
Posted By BlankCrows

$30 ransom was what this nice Pioneer SX-950...

$30 ransom was what this nice Pioneer SX-950 receiver cost me the other day. I need to find a good spot for it.

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05-12-11, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,643
Posted By BlankCrows

I saw that frame before at BBM's. It is a nice...

I saw that frame before at BBM's. It is a nice one. He could handle the fuschia color as I remember, but I think in the end it was the stars that set him adrift from it.

Nice build. The tires are...
05-12-11, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,063
Posted By BlankCrows

Maruishi had similar head tube paneling in that...

Maruishi had similar head tube paneling in that era, but they typically used generic tubing decals, and the fork crown would have kangaroos engraved on it. Here are some Maruishi catalog...
05-11-11, 07:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,063
Posted By BlankCrows

The dropouts fore and aft have only one set of...

The dropouts fore and aft have only one set of eyelets. Maybe that could've been gotten away with on a secondary level touring rig.

Centurion bikes have that head tube panel painted a different...
05-11-11, 07:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,644
Posted By BlankCrows

There is not enough advertising revenue out there...

There is not enough advertising revenue out there to support a classic and vintage magazine. The vast majority of manufacturers point to the new bike market.

However, I think there are Japanese...
05-11-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,063
Posted By BlankCrows

I don't think a 1970's frame would have that...

I don't think a 1970's frame would have that braze-on on the top of the down tube for those Suntour Symmetric shifters. Didn't those Symmetrics debut in the 1980's?
04-21-11, 07:02 PM
Replies: 51,172
Views: 6,637,190
Posted By BlankCrows

That French guy on Ebay knows good stuff when he...

That French guy on Ebay knows good stuff when he sees it. Here is a very pretty NOS Chesini X-Uno Frame painted like one of those candy store jobs in a Chesini catalog.

Ebay Chesini X-Uno...
04-20-11, 09:13 AM
Replies: 51,172
Views: 6,637,190
Posted By BlankCrows

Here's a really old saddle on ebay..... ...

Here's a really old saddle on ebay.....

Saddle (http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-LEATHER-CYCLING-BIKE-SADDLE-IDEALE-BROOKS-/190523320911?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2c5c132a4f)
04-19-11, 11:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,712
Posted By BlankCrows

I am scanner-less right now. You just want the...

I am scanner-less right now. You just want the STE Excellence model page? PM me your address and I will make a copy around the corner and pop it in the mail to you.
03-17-11, 02:02 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,382
Posted By BlankCrows

I don't know what size he rides, but I have a...

I don't know what size he rides, but I have a candidate or two that he may well be interested in. Might need a little wrenching help and some donated funds to get it up north from here in Sacramento...
03-15-11, 04:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,634
Posted By BlankCrows

Good to hear you and your family are well!

Good to hear you and your family are well!
03-09-11, 10:48 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 16,024
Posted By BlankCrows

Huret Luxe Super Touring........ ...

Huret Luxe Super Touring........

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z249/BlankCrows/CIMG1048.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z249/BlankCrows/CIMG1050.jpg
03-08-11, 08:52 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,149
Posted By BlankCrows

Uh, iab meant from the 1930's to the 2010's. Just...

Uh, iab meant from the 1930's to the 2010's. Just the older end of that time line qualifies as antique age.
03-08-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,149
Posted By BlankCrows

It's not like that when carbon fiber bikes are...

It's not like that when carbon fiber bikes are used they wear out like pencil erasers or tires when they get used. Bikes from this era will get collected and considered classic and vintage in time...
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