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07-12-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By 67tony

This is my favorite saddle, comfort-wise, and...

This is my favorite saddle, comfort-wise, and also the best-looking one, visually.
Good price, but I currently do not need one.
06-30-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By 67tony

That's it! I feel like a noobie but, hey,...

That's it!

I feel like a noobie but, hey, when it comes to disc brakes...I AM a noobie!
06-27-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,881
Posted By 67tony

THIS! Succinct...and spot-on accurate.

THIS!
Succinct...and spot-on accurate.
05-30-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By 67tony

Final result. Not perfect, but definitely...

Final result. Not perfect, but definitely serviceable.
Hopefully the Dura Ace groupset outweighs judgement of the refurbished hoods!

This is the side that had the hole....
05-30-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By 67tony

Snagged some Liquid Electrical Tape today, and...

Snagged some Liquid Electrical Tape today, and applied a coat.
Looks decent enough, and I figure another layer might smooth things out a bit more.
It's quite tacky, but I presume that'll dry up...
05-28-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By 67tony

Thanks for all the suggestions! I decided to...

Thanks for all the suggestions!
I decided to try the Sugru. If it proves strong enough, despite a fairly thin layer, I will be duly impressed.

It went on easily, allowing plenty of time to mold....
05-25-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,301
Posted By 67tony

Off to a decent Dura Ace start...

In addition to what's pictured, I've got a front DA hub and wheel on the wall, and a crank set on the way.
I'm closing in on a 7403 rear hub, but am totally stalled on new hoods and a seat post.
...
05-25-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By 67tony

Good info, thanks for the clarification. ...

Good info, thanks for the clarification.
Without your expert filing and modification ability...I will focus on finding the 7403 version! :thumb:
05-19-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By 67tony

Found them...they are labeled R6RS I'll just...

Found them...they are labeled R6RS
I'll just order new, as they are quite inexpensive.
05-18-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By 67tony

Crank set is sold...THANKS!

Crank set is sold...THANKS!
01-23-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 582,154
Posted By 67tony

More pics of my '83 Bianchi Limited. Plenty of...

More pics of my '83 Bianchi Limited.
Plenty of patina, but plenty of potential.

...
12-02-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 58,526
Posted By 67tony

Not the WOW of some of these other black...

Not the WOW of some of these other black beauties...but I love my utility/camping/city '92 Schwinn Crosscut.
...
11-13-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,251
Posted By 67tony

Nice group, nice pics, nice price. Good...

Nice group, nice pics, nice price.
Good luck...should sell soon!
10-23-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By 67tony

I've taken a fork right into the local pharmacy,...

I've taken a fork right into the local pharmacy, and held it up to the nail polish display to locate a match.
If you can imagine a color, it probably comes in a nail polish!
09-17-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,249
Posted By 67tony

My '92 Crosscut also fits most of the...

My '92 Crosscut also fits most of the requirements...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/3_d43d27bd6148a2cfb24cadcdd39b49e96e397498.jpg
08-04-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,635
Posted By 67tony

Totally agree...I have about four Planet...

Totally agree...I have about four Planet BikeTurbo (or Super) Flash blinkies, and they seem to last forever!
05-29-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,880
Posted By 67tony

This saddle arrived today, and looks great. ...

This saddle arrived today, and looks great.
It's not light, but, I knew that, and neither is a B-17.
Very comfortable during a brief fitting ride, likely more so as it is broken in.
05-26-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By 67tony

Worked out a trade with 2wheeljonz. We're...

Worked out a trade with 2wheeljonz.
We're swapping B-17's...his being a standard and mine the Imperial.
Should work well for both parties.
05-25-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,880
Posted By 67tony

Nice-looking saddle. So much so that I just...

Nice-looking saddle. So much so that I just impulse-bought one off fleabay, for just under a Franklin.
I've got an near-new B-17 Imperial that I'll list for similar money, so it'll be close to a...
05-04-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By 67tony

I had that group on a '72 Super Sport, and loved...

I had that group on a '72 Super Sport, and loved it.
Second from the top at the time...and undervalued in my opinion.
02-17-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,600
Posted By 67tony

Yes, indeed, very cool to be rewarded for your...

Yes, indeed, very cool to be rewarded for your dedication to, and appreciation for, vintage bikes. You will love the Superbe components. If it were me I'd swap to bar-end shifters, but of course your...
11-20-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By 67tony

Two things continue to amaze me: 1) that bikes...

Two things continue to amaze me:
1) that bikes from this era even exist, and
2) that he is able to exactly replicate what they looked like!

...
10-28-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,942
Posted By 67tony

A simple possible solution is to take your fork...

A simple possible solution is to take your fork into a Lowes or Home Depot and have them color match it.
They will then mix you a small container of that exact color.
I've only done it once, but...
09-04-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,737
Posted By 67tony

Instead of using the tension bolt, I used a...

Instead of using the tension bolt, I used a leather punch and laced my Brooks B-17, sort of accomplishing the same thing.

The saddle shape is improved, and as an added bonus it allows for a little...
09-01-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 984
Posted By 67tony

Wheel settles with stem on top!

Back in the day, my dad would tell me if you spun the front wheel and it settled with the stem at 6:00...it meant you had the axle bearings set and lubed properly. Interestingly, after many trials,...
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By 67tony

'92 Specialized Allez

Finally finished this build-up.
Plans are to ride it for a while, then sell it due to no room at the inn!
So, I'm curious as to what it may be worth, to the right buyer.

Shimano 105 5500...
06-30-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 28,539
Posted By 67tony

Wow, that frame is in pristine condition! And,...

Wow, that frame is in pristine condition!
And, your bike looks a lot like the '92 I'm currently working (slowly!) on.
...
06-30-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,242
Posted By 67tony

rosefarts, I don't know what's funnier...your...

rosefarts, I don't know what's funnier...your mailbox or your name!
06-23-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,743
Posted By 67tony

I respectfully disagree. I believe quite a few of...

I respectfully disagree. I believe quite a few of them got sold, including the only bike I've ever bought new, a '92 Schwinn Crosscut. Still have it, and still going strong. Far from a low-end...
06-16-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By 67tony

Filed my rim seams!

In another thread it was noted that Sun rims usually had a slight overlap at the bead. It was suggested I'd have to file them smooth, and I balked for a while because of scratching. Well, there was...
06-13-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By 67tony

Brilliant! Although I'm sure the shim would...

Brilliant!
Although I'm sure the shim would work, I'll be on the hunt for a 28.6 clamp.
I just like that idea better...
...
06-12-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By 67tony

'92 Specialized Allez build-up

I'll be using a Shimano 105 5500 group set for this Specialized Allez, Serial # PL 266814
I'm pretty stoked, especially after lacing and truing my first wheel set!

Here are some early pics, with...
06-11-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,713
Posted By 67tony

Sorry, should have figured what you meant. I...

Sorry, should have figured what you meant.

I used Sheldon's instructions for a while, but after some frustrations and a lot of help from this forum, I gravitated to the site with the colored...
06-11-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,713
Posted By 67tony

Standard three-cross was recommended by many, so...

Standard three-cross was recommended by many, so that is what I used. Pulling spokes are on the outside of the flange, trailing spokes on the inside...but apparently there is no clear agreement on...
06-04-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,713
Posted By 67tony

I'd like to officially give kudos, and much...

I'd like to officially give kudos, and much thanks, to Doug Fattic, Salamandrine, SurferRosa, and narhay for great input and tutoring. Other tips, and (commiserations!) were helpful as well. As a...
06-03-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,713
Posted By 67tony

Not too shabby? (https://vimeo.com/425627851)

Not too shabby? (https://vimeo.com/425627851)
06-01-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,713
Posted By 67tony

Well, it's amazing how re-lacing several times...

Well, it's amazing how re-lacing several times hones that skill.
I think I've finally got it perfect, lacing-wise, with the trailing spokes inside the flange and the rim label read from the drive...
06-01-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,713
Posted By 67tony

DAMMIT! I had a 50/50 chance of doing this...

DAMMIT!
I had a 50/50 chance of doing this right, and of course did not.
This miscue, coupled with the (slight) preference for running the trailing spokes inside the flange, necessitates me...
05-31-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,713
Posted By 67tony

Front wheel, all spokes are the same, 299 mm. ...

Front wheel, all spokes are the same, 299 mm.

I've started over, and switched to the jimlangley.net site for a different set of directions. Starting the opposite side in the exact correct spot is...
05-24-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By 67tony

Got the crankset off...just had to add a cheater...

Got the crankset off...just had to add a cheater on the end of my 7mm allen key.
Thanks for the ID and removal advice!
05-22-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,701
Posted By 67tony

The Pillar double-butted spokes are 2.0/1.7/2.0...

The Pillar double-butted spokes are 2.0/1.7/2.0 gauge, and Lee calls them "much better than Sapin Race on a few levels". At under a buck apiece, including nipples and shipping, I'm pretty happy with...
05-22-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,701
Posted By 67tony

OK, original poster here, reporting back. I'm...

OK, original poster here, reporting back. I'm making progress, with rims and spokes ordered, and even scored a used Bike Hand YC-512N truing stand for $50.

Lee (childhood_dreams on ebay) is indeed...
05-16-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 43,083
Posted By 67tony

Here's my '92 Exerciser, significantly modified...

Here's my '92 Exerciser, significantly modified by the previous owner.
I've grown very fond of the mustache bars and shifters, and the frame and ride quality are outstanding!
...
05-13-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,701
Posted By 67tony

All great advice, especially about going with the...

All great advice, especially about going with the Sun M13 II...a bit narrower than the CR18. Similar price, too. Thanks for the responses!

This'll be my first wheel-build, so I'm pretty excited. I...
05-12-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By 67tony

Simonchini...

A guy came today and bought a set of wheels from me for his '82 Simoncini.
I was very impressed with the guy (John), and of course by his bike!

He was unfamiliar with this forum, so I told him...
05-08-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By 67tony

Here's the Continentals, mounted, and the bike...

Here's the Continentals, mounted, and the bike they'll be going on.
I really liked the red stripe location on the old Specialized tires, but I'm sure I'll get used to the new ones.
...
05-03-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By 67tony

'81 Raleigh models

A friend has an '81 Raleigh, I find out tomorrow what model.

I'm hoping for the steel blue Professional Mark V, sporting Campy Nuevo.
Or, the gold-laquered Superbe, assembled with, naturally, a...
04-23-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By 67tony

Running low on projects...

...so I tore apart my 9 year-old granddaughters too small pink 6-speed, and re-painted it for my 6 year-old grandson to inherit.
It's actually a pretty decent bike, that cleaned up and operates...
04-15-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10,332
Views: 1,314,954
Posted By 67tony

fleslider... Yes, thank you so much for...

fleslider...

Yes, thank you so much for posting the Centurion catalogs, including my year, 1987.

I don't remember what thread, or with who, but recently we discussed what cluster came original...
04-09-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,610
Posted By 67tony

Awesome collection, and great replies from the...

Awesome collection, and great replies from the vintage experts.
I'm sure there was some significant drool on more than a few keyboards...

The only thing I might add is to maybe start off with a...
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