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03-08-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By Steel Charlie

Not to be the grump but 65's never seemed to have...

Not to be the grump but 65's never seemed to have a place to put the brake levers for me or a proper place for my hands on the top. 63's and 64's always were like they were made for me.
JMO of...
03-06-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By Steel Charlie

Yeah, that sounds good about the geometry. ...

Yeah, that sounds good about the geometry. Interesting how early geometry/ride reviews of a particular bike can be carried on even tho they no longer have any truth for the later models. And ya...
03-05-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 862
Posted By Steel Charlie

Thanks a lot ! ! ! Now I'm gonna have to find a...

Thanks a lot ! ! ! Now I'm gonna have to find a buncha components to tear apart and have powder coated. Must be the Inner Yuppie reaching out.
And just as a JMO - I'm a DuraAce kinda guy but I've...
03-05-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,117
Posted By Steel Charlie

I like a clean look. Aero levers do that for me....

I like a clean look. Aero levers do that for me. I fell no compulsion to have loopy cables cos the bike is old. As for brand I just use whatever is on hand - usually Shimano but others work too...
03-05-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By Steel Charlie

I have to admit that the big tire thing just...

I have to admit that the big tire thing just totally eludes me. 100psi is a 100psi and spinning a bigger wad of rubber just seems against my religion. I suspect that the less rolling resistance is...
03-04-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By Steel Charlie

LeMond Buenos Aires

so I saw this on CL and thot - WTF The seller was pretty adamant about the price so I broke down and paid the $100.
2002 Buenos Aires. Made in USA. Renyolds 853 w/carbon fork. Hate the wheels. All...
02-25-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Steel Charlie

Yes, of course. BUT I did acquire an '82...

Yes, of course. BUT I did acquire an '82 Guerciotti that had those still on the brakes and even had the similar paper tab on the top bolt of the rear derailleur! I was somewhat surprised. I...
02-25-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By Steel Charlie

I've never had a Shimano chain I liked or kept. ...

I've never had a Shimano chain I liked or kept. The first thing any new acquisition gets is the Shimano chain in the bin. I used Sedis chains since they were new in the market and until my last NIB...
02-25-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By Steel Charlie

I had one I moved thru several bikes starting...

I had one I moved thru several bikes starting with the Titan. Never had a prob with any installation. It went into a Medici in the mid-80's. Still have the wrenches and a ring set but don't...
02-17-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,182
Posted By Steel Charlie

I had/raced one in the early 80's. Chet Kyle and...

I had/raced one in the early 80's. Chet Kyle and I were both Vets then and and often were in the same races - he bragged that his Titan (WAY tall frame!) had the highest scrap value of any bike in...
02-12-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 60,426
Views: 9,022,567
Posted By Steel Charlie

here's a project for the intrepid - fortunately...

here's a project for the intrepid - fortunately WAY too big for me. Looks like it may have been buried
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/sacramento-albert-eisentraut-oakland/7276721452.html
02-05-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,255
Posted By Steel Charlie

No need to swap bodies. Only takes about...

No need to swap bodies. Only takes about 2min/cog to do the file thing and is way cheap and easy

works for me anyway
02-04-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,255
Posted By Steel Charlie

or a fast file job on an HG which works just...

or a fast file job on an HG which works just fine. I cut down a SRAM 8spd for an old DA UG to make a 7. Easy peasy
02-01-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By Steel Charlie

The Sannino ...

The Sannino
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/840x595/sannino_002a_9461d4260bf579889ca5ffd4df656516406de1e6.jpg
02-01-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By Steel Charlie

My Dad painted the car he drove to work (Wichita,...

My Dad painted the car he drove to work (Wichita, KA) with KemTone house paint. Just way durable :thumb:
02-01-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 837
Posted By Steel Charlie

I just use the little tool - used to be Sugino...

I just use the little tool - used to be Sugino and now (since '86 or so) the Shimano. In the last +/- 50 years I've never had one come loose. Never had one I couldn't take out. Just been lucky, I...
01-29-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 60,426
Views: 9,022,567
Posted By Steel Charlie

not mine don't know the seller ...

not mine don't know the seller

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bop/d/rio-linda-nos-lyotard-berthet-platform/7263292952.html
https://images.craigslist.org/00M0M_cBamOX07ZN6z_0lM0t2_600x450.jpg
01-26-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,281
Posted By Steel Charlie

One of the folks I rode with in the '80's had a...

One of the folks I rode with in the '80's had a Klein. I was on an Alan Record at the time. The Alan had the flash and the Klein had the sleek and did feel a taste stiffer.
Neither ultimately...
01-26-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,548
Posted By Steel Charlie

When I was shopping for a beater (got a '06...

When I was shopping for a beater (got a '06 Allez) I noticed that there were a surprising number of relatively pricey 3x9 factory models. The Allez is one and tho I seldom use the inner it serves as...
01-24-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By Steel Charlie

I would wonder how many different post sizes were...

I would wonder how many different post sizes were used in that model? Anyone here got one / had one? Sub-25mm seatpost are not all that common to my knowledge and 25mm seatposts are. Even my MS...
01-23-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By Steel Charlie

or like these ...

or like these
https://www.modernbike.com/sunlite-25.0-mm-seatposts

https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/ergotec-patent-cnc/137484637/p (https://www.modernbike.com/sunlite-25.0-mm-seatposts)
01-23-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By Steel Charlie

Lots of 25mm seatposts around. Check fleabay ...

Lots of 25mm seatposts around. Check fleabay Keep the bike.
01-22-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By Steel Charlie

Campy, and everybody else far as I know, made the...

Campy, and everybody else far as I know, made the same, one length rear bolt for recessed nuts - about 14mm overall and 10mm of threads. The front was 28mm and 18mm of threads. The nuts were...
01-19-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,302
Posted By Steel Charlie

In the early 80's one of the other shop owners I...

In the early 80's one of the other shop owners I rode with had a Gilmour tandem. Beautiful blue and gold and just primo workmanship.
01-18-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,302
Posted By Steel Charlie

That's a pisser - I lusted after a Ron Cooper for...

That's a pisser - I lusted after a Ron Cooper for ages but never had the $. That one even looks close to my size
01-16-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,302
Posted By Steel Charlie

it's nothing like what you might think ...

it's nothing like what you might think

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/271x393/bikela_41e643ca15a981a2aa5679e5a4299036e0837c5a.jpg
01-15-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,223
Posted By Steel Charlie

It would be absolutely fascinating to discover a...

It would be absolutely fascinating to discover a product that would make my Ideale saddles "soft and supple". :lol: :lol: :lol:

I can tell ya straight and true that mink oil is my fave but soft...
01-12-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,174
Posted By Steel Charlie

that's very hurtful

that's very hurtful
01-12-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 60,426
Views: 9,022,567
Posted By Steel Charlie

not mine - don't know the person or the frame ...

not mine - don't know the person or the frame

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bop/d/fiddletown-rare-vintage-french-70s/7260510342.html
01-10-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Steel Charlie

If the rd is adjusted to the middle index detent...

If the rd is adjusted to the middle index detent then at the top and bottom it would be off by 1.75mm.

In real life I've solved the problem for the moment by simply not buying the Rd-7700. If I...
01-09-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Steel Charlie

According to the chart that Crankycrank ref'd the...

According to the chart that Crankycrank ref'd the pull ratio is indeed the same for the 7402 (8-spd) and the 7700. Since I would be using the 7700 across an 8-spd cassette it should work just like...
01-08-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,278
Posted By Steel Charlie

I've had/have a buncha bikes. I don't feel the...

I've had/have a buncha bikes. I don't feel the need for a dorkdisk on any of the road bikes but every one of the past and current (both dualies) MTB's have the plastic on them and I feel no shame.
01-08-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Steel Charlie

Dura Ace RD's

Does anyone here have any direct experience using a 7700 RD with a 7400 series 8-speed downtube shifter?

TIA
Charlie
01-08-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,122
Posted By Steel Charlie

I'm Not Sure If This Is A Joke

I suspect I'll pass even if it is not

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/reviews/saddles-seat-posts/essax-shark-saddle
...
01-08-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,298
Posted By Steel Charlie

So yesterday was too cold to work in the garage...

So yesterday was too cold to work in the garage and I brought the Sannino into the living room to cut the cables and wrap the bars. It was the first time my wife had seen it on its wheels. She...
01-05-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By Steel Charlie

Thanks, Jeff !

Thanks, Jeff !
01-05-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By Steel Charlie

Shifter Boss Cover

Anyone know if this SL-6208 boss cover will fit a Dura Ace SL-7402 lever? Looks like it would but then . . . . . Shimano. It also looks like the 7800 version and seems to have the same Shimano code....
01-05-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By Steel Charlie

I have a couple of the Sugino ones as spares and...

I have a couple of the Sugino ones as spares and they had the key on them as well until they met Mr. File. I mean we're not talking about a Swiss movement watch here even tho those were made with...
01-01-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By Steel Charlie

I told Rick Stefani that time was not a factor...

I told Rick Stefani that time was not a factor and to take all the time he wanted with the Sannino.
FIVE WEEKS later he emailed me to pick it up.
JMO of course but it would take some doing to...
12-31-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By Steel Charlie

I took out the pix I have to say that looks...

I took out the pix
I have to say that looks pretty OK to me. Maybe spending a day with the steel wool is not a bad idea after all. Thanks for the pix
12-30-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By Steel Charlie

The frame was powdercoated in the 80's. I...

The frame was powdercoated in the 80's. I suppose I'll just try to find a local chemical stripper biz to take it off. I suppose I could steel wool the thing to rough it up but bike frames just have...
12-30-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,029
Posted By Steel Charlie

I remember the shoe store x-ray! You could see...

I remember the shoe store x-ray! You could see right thru the shoes and how your feet fit them inside. It Was Kool ! !
12-30-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By Steel Charlie

This Biz About Painting Over Powdercoat

Planning ahead for the Caylor resto and wondering what I'm gonna have to contend with. Why is the powder so nasty to paint over?

thanks
Charlie
12-29-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,029
Posted By Steel Charlie

I couldn't even guess how many hrs I spent over a...

I couldn't even guess how many hrs I spent over a pot of melted lead helping my Dad cast bullets. Or the near countless (what seemed like) tons of lead shot I've handled reloading shotgun shells for...
12-25-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,060
Posted By Steel Charlie

I'm 77 and I ride for the pleasure of the...

I'm 77 and I ride for the pleasure of the experience and the enjoyment of the beautiful machines. My advice is to not use the bicycle as a path to anything. If you want to lose weight there are far...
12-23-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Steel Charlie

Old Rule of Thumb was bare foot inseam minus 9"....

Old Rule of Thumb was bare foot inseam minus 9". I have a 30" inseam and that makes 21" which = 53/54cm (53.3) and my three Italian bike all fall in that range and are wonderful. The Sannino in...
12-19-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Steel Charlie

As I recall the late '80s was a fun time for...

As I recall the late '80s was a fun time for funny tube sets. What the particular motivation was for the Gilco MS I can't say but a number of builders used it. The Sannino came to me shortly after...
12-18-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Steel Charlie

you have a PM

you have a PM
12-18-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,865
Posted By Steel Charlie

The above pic is a clear and compelling...

The above pic is a clear and compelling explanation as to why Campy crank bolt wrenches are so short. And work just fine, BTW
12-18-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Steel Charlie

Yeah - I'm down with the modded HG and I have a...

Yeah - I'm down with the modded HG and I have a bag of UG too - - - except of course that screw-on

I'll look at loose screws

thanks
Charlie
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