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08-10-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 31,406
Posted By merziac

And another posted again. Scott Paisley...

And another posted again.

Scott Paisley custom that was $100. :)


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08-10-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 31,406
Posted By merziac

Brand new to me today. ;) ...

Brand new to me today. ;)


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08-09-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 57,510
Views: 8,355,100
Posted By merziac

Mine, done! Huge shoutout here for outing...

Mine, done!

Huge shoutout here for outing this, been looking for one of these and a bargain is great..

Quick wipe down and driveway detail, lower the stem, raise the seat, very minor rear wheel...
08-09-20, 03:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By merziac

This tool has been with me for 45 years, still...

This tool has been with me for 45 years, still does exactly what its supposed too.

Its all about leverage. ;)

...
08-09-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By merziac

Ahh, long time lurker, good to know, excellent! ...

Ahh, long time lurker, good to know, excellent! ;)

Well, now you will have to share, sounds like you will fit right in, pics plz.

5 posts X 2 days to post them here, before that they will go...
08-08-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By merziac

I don't think you can be too obsessed with the...

I don't think you can be too obsessed with the details, they form the foundation of much that comes after and as you stated, it is not only easier but better dealt with beforehand less encumbered...
08-08-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,600
Posted By merziac

I think he's trying to say that aero post can't...

I think he's trying to say that aero post can't go low enough before the skinny section is in side the seatube and looks wrong. :foo:
08-07-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 57,510
Views: 8,355,100
Posted By merziac

:thumb: How flippin cool is this! Unsure of...

:thumb: How flippin cool is this!

Unsure of what to be unsure about. :twitchy: :roflmao:
08-07-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By merziac

I think this is a common pitfall when seemingly...

I think this is a common pitfall when seemingly good info is in short supply. I also think it was probably more sound back in the day when these things were new(er) and it may have actually mattered...
08-07-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By merziac

I have never worried about it one way or the...

I have never worried about it one way or the other, mix and match, trial and error, yes it fits, yes it works, done. ;)

As a professional mechanic I can't even begin to count the number of times I...
08-05-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 57,510
Views: 8,355,100
Posted By merziac

I thought we had discussed them before, besides...

I thought we had discussed them before, besides my recent build. :foo:

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They are fairly rare...
08-05-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 57,510
Views: 8,355,100
Posted By merziac

Strawberry, you don't see many of these. ;) ...

Strawberry, you don't see many of these. ;)

This one looks pretty nice.

Seller doesn't show it but this is an earlier rear monostay.
...
08-02-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 775
Posted By merziac

You're welcome, if you were in the right place at...

You're welcome, if you were in the right place at the right time you would probably be able to make a living off it.

The focus coupled with your vision is what gets you there and is what it takes....
08-02-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 775
Posted By merziac

You my friend have a special knack, touch and way...

You my friend have a special knack, touch and way with these things, nothing you build ever doesn't nail it.

I try to channel your deal and get crap, you sir are a lad in his own lane, you do...
08-01-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,437
Views: 299,614
Posted By merziac

JacobLee Ideally you don't want any...

JacobLee

Ideally you don't want any magnetism in the balls, they can stick, not rotate properly and wear unevenly in the long run. ;)
07-30-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 747
Posted By merziac

Brake wheel cylinder hone is what you need, ball...

Brake wheel cylinder hone is what you need, ball ones come in many sizes or spring loaded ones have little block stones. ;)

I encountered this same problem with another BF member recently, a...
07-29-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,340
Posted By merziac

You must be breakin some rules if you can get 1/2...

You must be breakin some rules if you can get 1/2 back. :roflmao2:
07-29-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,340
Posted By merziac

:popcorn Short answer, no especially for...

:popcorn

Short answer, no especially for this which is great.

All the things you mention put it squarely in the realm, checks all boxes for C+V regardless of when it was built.;)

I love it...
07-29-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By merziac

Also remember that 16 mm is very, very close to...

Also remember that 16 mm is very, very close to 5/8in and you could grind it thin if you have a spare.

IME any pedal that would come off with a cone wrench would probably have fallen off by...
07-29-20, 03:27 AM
Replies: 3,437
Views: 299,614
Posted By merziac

Wow, beautiful, very nice! :thumb:

Wow, beautiful, very nice! :thumb:
07-28-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 315
Posted By merziac

Maybe, the axle/spindle has to be the same size...

Maybe, the axle/spindle has to be the same size as the crank arms and yes the pins may have to be the same but are often hand filed to fit correctly. ;)

So you need a good basic understanding,...
07-28-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,831
Posted By merziac

There would be more peeing than riding with that...

There would be more peeing than riding with that rig. ;)
07-27-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,779
Posted By merziac

And oldlady62 Maybe not but that green is...

And oldlady62

Maybe not but that green is not far off from Campus green that varied quite a bit during its run and was used for several years as well as on Paramount's.

Dave at River City...
07-27-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15,842
Views: 1,634,121
Posted By merziac

Absolutely get it and agree. ;)

Absolutely get it and agree. ;)
07-27-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,030
Posted By merziac

That Richey tool is the kooky bomb, love it!...

That Richey tool is the kooky bomb, love it! :thumb:

Dibs plz if you move it along. ;)
07-27-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,831
Posted By merziac

rosefarts These are great for the job,...

rosefarts

These are great for the job, admittedly not very correct or elegant but work very well for me and really do have a good vibe with the stainless.

They are a bit spendy but worth it to...
07-27-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By merziac

I have had zero problems with these for about 5...

I have had zero problems with these for about 5 years, I think their great, loaded with speaker, tool bottles and water bottles.

There are 2 different kinds, the other is more conventional with a...
07-27-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 15,842
Views: 1,634,121
Posted By merziac

There is a vibe/sense/perception that can and...

There is a vibe/sense/perception that can and does defy all else at times for some.

The Campagnolo is strong with this one and I get it not even being a true blue Campaphile.

My 78 Merz touring...
07-24-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,425
Posted By merziac

No worries and no thin skin here, I'd be happy to...

No worries and no thin skin here, I'd be happy to hear your take, I'm sure many here agree with you and that's fine, we don't all agree all the time.

I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, I also...
07-24-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,425
Posted By merziac

Tx? So that bar, shifter, stem setup is my go to....

Tx? So that bar, shifter, stem setup is my go to. Dave made the exact frame we wanted, there were constraints imposed by me and the the build I wanted.

The only body issues are being too lazy to...
07-23-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,318
Posted By merziac

Depends, I did this on purpose for better reach...

Depends, I did this on purpose for better reach later on.

Can't imagine the Raleigh came that way. ;)
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07-23-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,454
Posted By merziac

You could reach out to them and ask if they know...

You could reach out to them and ask if they know of any closer to you, maybe some not on the big radar.

Also could reach out to NAHBS and ask, it was in Sacramento last year so they should know...
07-18-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,164
Posted By merziac

Love it when a plan comes together. ;)

Love it when a plan comes together. ;)
07-18-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,164
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Good job!

:thumb: Good job!
07-18-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,656
Posted By merziac

Modulation and expectations, the balance is key. ...

Modulation and expectations, the balance is key.

I probably don't ride hard or fast enough for it to be critical but when I need to stop, I do.

Articulation can be key imho.

Get the bars up...
07-18-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By merziac

So none of this really falls squarely in the...

So none of this really falls squarely in the "nightmare" category imho.

It will however be a valuable learning experience, which is good for skill building and will make other problems less so.
...
07-18-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,656
Posted By merziac

They may not specify a ferrule but the housing...

They may not specify a ferrule but the housing and cut on the end where it engages is critical as well as the integrity of the housing seat in the lever, it may be pinching the cable under pull load...
07-15-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 25,353
Posted By merziac

He'll be back shortly to set you straight. ;) ...

He'll be back shortly to set you straight. ;)

It's been explained in detail several times.
07-14-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By merziac

I would be soaking it in something strong for a...

I would be soaking it in something strong for a week before forcing it into submission. ;)
07-13-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,032
Posted By merziac

Strongly encourage you to heed Mr. Fattic's...

Strongly encourage you to heed Mr. Fattic's advise, he has fixed, repaired and sorted out more of these than most will ever see.

Patience is key here, do no harm. ;)
07-10-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 57,510
Views: 8,355,100
Posted By merziac

:eek: H**Y CRAP! $20 each way, must be peak 24/7.

:eek: H**Y CRAP! $20 each way, must be peak 24/7.
07-10-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,038
Posted By merziac

:thumb: 2nd on the pics, near blasphemy not...

:thumb: 2nd on the pics, near blasphemy not showing a Paramount when asking for help. ;)

And of course the Campy's should come onboard at some point but also agree with getting it on the road...
07-10-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,141
Posted By merziac

ctak I know we talked a bit about some of...

ctak

I know we talked a bit about some of this in the other thread. I think you are on the right track with a Raleigh. They also have another caveat of having a great feel and ride for many.

I...
07-09-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,588
Posted By merziac

jjames1452 This was originally earmarked...

jjames1452

This was originally earmarked for a special deal like the one you are working on that did not pan out.

It is still on a short list of builds for a couple of special friends but...
07-06-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,615
Posted By merziac

No idea, the experts should be along shortly but...

No idea, the experts should be along shortly but that is awesome whatever it is, love Peugeot's all day long. ;)
07-05-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,550
Posted By merziac

And therein lies the rub, most people struggle...

And therein lies the rub, most people struggle with doing it properly as it is "uncomfortable" so it is often not accurate when it can be the key number in the equation.
07-05-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,615
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Welcome aboard, glad you found us. ...

:thumb: Welcome aboard, glad you found us.

Get your post count up to 10 so you can post the Peugeot.
07-04-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 629
Posted By merziac

The dog is right there with the cat. :(

The dog is right there with the cat. :(
07-04-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,615
Posted By merziac

AdamCh :popcorn Two of the best, both...

AdamCh

:popcorn

Two of the best, both handmade, one custom, one production, both made right here in the US, Happy 4th. ;)

78 Jim Merz touring and 74 Schwinn Paramount.

...
07-04-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 629
Posted By merziac

4th of July

Just going to say it, Happy 4th of July.

And while I realize there is vast change circling all it entails, we're still here doing what we love because of all that came before, good, bad and ugly....
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