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02-03-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By vtchuck

Winter Musings

I have been away from this forum and off my bikes for a couple of years, as life has thrown us a bunch of curveballs... loss of parents and close friends, sales of houses, including our home of 32...
02-03-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By vtchuck

I have a San Remo 76

Purchased in 73-74. Decals on mine are period correct and the Ernie Clements decals are on the chain stays. All chrome fork. My wrap around stays are rounded, not flattened and no chrome lugs. Mine...
05-14-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By vtchuck

Don't know. Made in the era of 5 and 6 speed...

Don't know. Made in the era of 5 and 6 speed freewheels. I doubt it. Maybe someone with more expertise will chime in.
05-14-19, 09:48 AM
05-14-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By vtchuck

Bump for price drop

Bump for price drop
05-01-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By vtchuck

Nostalgia: Bikecology Saddle

Some will remember Bikecology, a big mail-order retailer of the 70's & 80's

This saddle is one early "bump" saddles, made by Selle Royal. Alloy rails, 305 grams. Faded lettering on the sides "...
04-28-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By vtchuck

Avocet and Lemond Saddles

Lemond Saddle. Well made, comfy with out being mushy. 402g. $15 plus actual shipping.
Should be reasonable as it is light enough to go 1st Class rather than Priority




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04-24-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By vtchuck

Superbe Clamp-on Levers, Stronglight Tool, Custom Barcon/ Brifter Clamp

Small stuff.

First Generation Suntour Superbe Down Tube Shifters. Clean and pretty. SOLD

Stein Stronglight Crank Extraction Tool. Used once. $26 Shipped

Custom Down Tube Cable Clamp. 28.6...
03-29-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,473
Posted By vtchuck

Decals

Here's one link to the decals on eBay: Decals (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Merckx-Molteni-decal-set-choices-of-head-decals-and-Colnago-Kessels-Derosa/264205519289?hash=item3d83e049b9:g:5BoAAOSwA4dWHzMq)...
03-28-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,473
Posted By vtchuck

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Here's a photo of mine. You can see the stays. Falcon did do some unusual stuff. ...
03-28-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,473
Posted By vtchuck

I have an early Falcon San Remo 76.... 74-75...

I have an early Falcon San Remo 76.... 74-75 model? The one hallmark of top of the line Falcons that is missing on this bike is full wrap around seat stays. Maybe they changed for the Merckx...
03-19-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By vtchuck

PM sent

PM sent
02-23-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By vtchuck

FS: Assorted dustcovers

More Assorted Dustcovers

Miyata plastic pair. $7 shipped

Campagnolo Patent type $9 shipped

Ofmega $6 shipped

Sakae $5 shipped
02-15-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By vtchuck

Bump. Price drop

Bump. Price drop
02-08-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By vtchuck

FS: Pro Ace Pedals

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01-11-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,532
Posted By vtchuck

Confusion about Retro Friction

I have 3 sets of shifters described as retro friction, with differing characteristics. I find myself confused.

Sun Tour Bar Cons: Clearly a ratcheting shifter, like the Power type down tube...
12-21-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,318
Posted By vtchuck

A good source of accurate info on Lambert &...

A good source of accurate info on Lambert & Viscount bicycles is Viscount (http://viscountandlambert.boards.net)
12-21-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,054
Posted By vtchuck

Sugino Black Cranks

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10-06-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By vtchuck

PayPal sends auto renew twice

Paypal renewed my premium membership twice, charging me $12.00 each time. I contacted them and they are less than helpful, telling me I must contact BF for a refund.

I did send a message to BF...
07-04-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By vtchuck

Bump for revisions.

Bump for revisions.
07-02-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,584
Posted By vtchuck

I hear you. With Lance, it was more that I didn't...

I hear you. With Lance, it was more that I didn't want to believe he was cheating. Such a great story, beating cancer, Livestrong charity, bringing back US cycling, etc.

And in the end, just...
07-02-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,584
Posted By vtchuck

Statement from Froome after the decision: “I...

Statement from Froome after the decision:

“I have never doubted that this case would be dismissed for the simple reason that I have known throughout I did nothing wrong. I have suffered with...
06-28-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,514
Posted By vtchuck

Waited 2 years until I found a set in our C&V...

Waited 2 years until I found a set in our C&V Sales Forum. On my PX-10 now. Good luck
06-24-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,394
Posted By vtchuck

I like the Holdsworth/ IRD 48-34 compact cranks. ...

I like the Holdsworth/ IRD 48-34 compact cranks. They have a vintage Campy / Sugino look with drilled rings. Have on 2 vintage road bikes. Velo Orange are similar... made by IRD as well, I think.
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06-24-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By vtchuck

Cannondale frame 24"

Downsizing again as we prepare to move to smaller quarters. Cannondale frame 24" C to C, 23" top tube C to C. 126mm rear dropout width.

Kinesis 6061 aluminum fork. Last owner powder-coated it and...
05-22-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,603
Posted By vtchuck

I am quite certain that Yamaha was just a...

I am quite certain that Yamaha was just a distributor, much like Mel Pinto and others BITD. I posed the question on the Lambert / Viscount board and that seems to be the consensus as well, but there...
05-22-18, 03:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,603
Posted By vtchuck

As an FYI, here's the fork recall notice from...

As an FYI, here's the fork recall notice from Yamaha, from 1981. Well after Yamaha had ceased being the US distributor.
...
05-21-18, 03:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,603
Posted By vtchuck

I agree. After spending considerable time and...

I agree. After spending considerable time and cash to restore mine, I found the ride to be disappointing, to say the least.

I don't regret buying and restoring it.... it was great fun, I...
05-21-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,603
Posted By vtchuck

Actually, Yamaha never purchased Viscount, but...

Actually, Yamaha never purchased Viscount, but rather became their U.S. distributor. Primarily a motorcycle company, they wanted to be part of the "bike boom".
05-19-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,603
Posted By vtchuck

I've owned both a Lambert and a Viscount...

I've owned both a Lambert and a Viscount Aerospace Pro

My Lambert was my first "real" bike and purchased in the early 70's. Loved that bike, but it did not return my affection. It pretty much fell...
04-30-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,358
Posted By vtchuck

I've owned 2 Aluminum (Raleigh Technium and...

I've owned 2 Aluminum (Raleigh Technium and Cannondale) and 2 CF (Lugged LOOK KG56 and Lemond Maillot Jaune).

I still have the 'Dale, everything else has been sold. I prefer lugged steel frame...
04-30-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,086
Posted By vtchuck

Late Addition

Last day and last hours of April. My Shogun:

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03-15-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By vtchuck

Help w/ identifying fork ends

These are from Reynolds 531 fork, no markings. Forks had the French 531 triangular decal.

Any ideas? TIA
03-14-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,859
Posted By vtchuck

+1 on Pastor Bob. He's very helpful. Turns...

+1 on Pastor Bob. He's very helpful.

Turns out I have a Suntour Winner 13-24 5-speed on my Falcon that I would happily trade for a nice shiny gold Pro Compe 14-24 or 14-28. My days of pushing a...
03-14-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,859
Posted By vtchuck

There are plenty on ebay, especially if you are...

There are plenty on ebay, especially if you are willing to settle for a 14-24 5-speed. I just bought a Pro Compe gold 14-26 for $20 including shipping.
03-12-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,389
Posted By vtchuck

Nope, but it was custom made to my measurements...

Nope, but it was custom made to my measurements and specs. Sent a sketch of what I wanted. Also still have arm and leg warmers. Sadly, I am no longer able to fit into it. If I remember correctly,...
03-09-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,389
Posted By vtchuck

REW Reynolds was a great company BITD. I still...

REW Reynolds was a great company BITD. I still have some custom handmade shoes, a jersey and white nylon socks from the 70's. I sent them outlines of my feet for the shoes & measurements and...
02-22-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,417
Posted By vtchuck

Not a fan of backyard foul, er fowl. Coops are...

Not a fan of backyard foul, er fowl. Coops are very popular here in the Peoples' Republic.... like solar panels and Subarus. I am a peaceful citizen, but I have seriously considered taking a...
02-22-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 746,545
Posted By vtchuck

Thanks..... I had fun putting it all together. ...

Thanks..... I had fun putting it all together. I've never owned a touring bike and don't intend to do any loaded up touring at this stage. Hoping the relaxed geometry is easier on my old bones.
...
02-21-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,417
Posted By vtchuck

Yum

My chickens:
02-20-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 36,968
Posted By vtchuck

Mid 80's Shogun 500

I bought the bare frame and fork, so I had the freedom to build it as I wanted. Stuck pretty much to Japanese components, with minor exceptions...Cinelli bar, Weinmann levers, Origin 8 stem...
02-20-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 746,545
Posted By vtchuck

Mid 80's Shogun 500

Started with the frame and fork. AFAIK, the final build bears no resemblance to to the original stock bike. Tried to use Japanese components, but pretty much mixed and matched what I had and what I...
02-17-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 92,354
Posted By vtchuck

Thanks... I'll settle for mid-80's. The "S" in...

Thanks... I'll settle for mid-80's. The "S" in the serial # is a manufacturer code? Has a "Made in Japan" label.


Finally finished the build of the 500.
02-17-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 92,354
Posted By vtchuck

Shogun 500 Touring frame. DB Tange 900,...

Shogun 500 Touring frame. DB Tange 900, Magnalloy fork 63cm/25" . Serial # S555773. 1985? Bought only the frame/fork, photos to follow when I finish the build.
02-02-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 24,198
Posted By vtchuck

Another Red 'Dale

Frame powder coated by previous owner:
01-29-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 56,299
Views: 8,027,242
Posted By vtchuck

Andre Bertin Tandem Vermont CL

A. Bertin Tandem $700 (https://vermont.craigslist.org/bik/d/andre-bertin-tandem-vintage/6471379528.html)
01-27-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,349
Posted By vtchuck

I've been trying to downsize for a while now

I wish I could get down to 3 or 4. Not counting bikes I bought to flip or part out, I've sold a no-name single speed, a Technium, LOOK lugged CF, Lemond CF, Viscount, Trek 1400. I have a Viscount...
01-21-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,213
Posted By vtchuck

I know this has been mentioned before in PX-10...

I know this has been mentioned before in PX-10 threads, but worth sharing again. Rustolium Gloss White Protective Enamel is almost perfect match for "PX-10 white".

Don't know if its available...
01-20-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,213
Posted By vtchuck

Mine is a 76

but looks very similar to yours. Started with a frame and a few components, so went in another direction. Campy derailleurs, hubs, pedals, shifters, brakes & levers. Took 2 years to find a 175mm...
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