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08-10-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 516
Posted By repechage

On your way as you want then. Nice to have...

On your way as you want then. Nice to have options.

This thread made me prompt to review a few of the Carlsbad bikes I have. One sits as a frame set, has the unfortunate primer/sealer.... really...
08-10-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 201
Posted By repechage

Fresh chain, worn freewheel... might work on the...

Fresh chain, worn freewheel... might work on the stand but skip under a road test.
many of the sprockets on this freewheel can be flipped, they are symmetrical and slide on.
Not all of them though....
08-09-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 516
Posted By repechage

cyclomondo or pay PB bikes eBay crazy prices

cyclomondo or pay PB bikes eBay crazy prices
08-09-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 516
Posted By repechage

The Blue background downtube rectangle was most...

The Blue background downtube rectangle was most often seen on the yellow bikes and the light silver. I would call on the light blue uncommon but not wrong. Looks good.

after Carlsbad closed-...
08-09-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By repechage

The Toyota Corolla also made a march up the...

The Toyota Corolla also made a march up the market, Tercel, then Yaris, Echo to name a few all followed along below it as it went upscale.
08-09-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By repechage

That Blue crank is a Campagnolo BMX specific...

That Blue crank is a Campagnolo BMX specific crank. Note the missing small chainring lips on the backside.
If you had the mate.... surprising dollars chasing them.
08-09-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 516
Posted By repechage

finally saw the images on a "big" screen....

finally saw the images on a "big" screen. Interesting a '75 with the stamped, modified seat lug. '75 was the transition year to investment cast. My view is 1975 was the optimum year, the staff all...
08-09-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 315
Posted By repechage

the "diving bell" cable stops are brazed on. ...

the "diving bell" cable stops are brazed on.

Rare bike. pretty cool.
08-09-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By repechage

Really need to see you on the bike. So, So many...

Really need to see you on the bike. So, So many riders sit with locked elbows. Not saying this is the case, but locked elbows will place all the shock to be absorbed at the shoulders.
A slight bend...
08-09-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By repechage

Will flex up and down but I bet by design side to...

Will flex up and down but I bet by design side to side!
08-09-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By repechage

Yes, flip a known true properly dished wheel and...

Yes, flip a known true properly dished wheel and review.
also know how the same wheel appears at the brake bridge.
under circumstances where you are measuring like this, take the tire off, much...
08-09-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 516
Posted By repechage

Posting went wonky. the perfectly correct...

Posting went wonky.

the perfectly correct rim graphics should be the earlier Martano label. Masi worked through the initial sets of rims from the original shipment for the entire time at Carlsbad
08-09-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 516
Posted By repechage

When Masi started in Carlsbad the “set up”...

When Masi started in Carlsbad the “set up” materials included paint.

when that supply was used up, PPG Polane was used. Note the paint then is very different than what can be purchased today.
...
08-07-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By repechage

The Olympic 12 stayed out as a model produced at...

The Olympic 12 stayed out as a model produced at a new to WestCoast Cycle Supply mfg. it was of a different look- keying off of what Centurion was doing at the time,

A better spec than the typical...
08-06-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By repechage

Sensible.

Sensible.
08-04-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,058
Posted By repechage

those work, Masi took the last bit of strap and...

those work, Masi took the last bit of strap and folded it back and under and used a rivet (like used to close a belt at the buckle)
found what I needed at a store called Random. The inventory was...
08-04-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 991
Posted By repechage

reminds me, in 1979 I bought two Ralph Lauren...

reminds me, in 1979 I bought two Ralph Lauren Polo oxford buttondown dress shirts.
I retired one in 1987, the other in 1989, the material at the collar fold had finally worn out.
so it goes.
08-02-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,058
Posted By repechage

Just take a bloom'n file to the cleat slot. Note,...

Just take a bloom'n file to the cleat slot. Note, when one walks on cleats for any amount of distance, they will close up.
The Shimano pedal does not have a large amount of depth to the pedal body...
08-02-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,779
Posted By repechage

The alternative is pays your money (sic) to get a...

The alternative is pays your money (sic) to get a report from Waterford. We're cheaper.
08-02-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 29,064
Posted By repechage

Maruishi has/had a builder to supply a number of...

Maruishi has/had a builder to supply a number of Keirin bikes. I have one. Solid workmanship. A case of win on Sunday, sell on Monday.
08-02-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By repechage

In the early half of the 1970's there was a...

In the early half of the 1970's there was a fellow who rode the coast highway from Santa Monica to Malibu seemingly all the time.
Elmer.
He rode a bike with a 60+ tooth single chainring up front...
08-02-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 370
Posted By repechage

Seamed head tube is pretty darn common...

Seamed head tube is pretty darn common "oversight"....

I think the Competition has a Reynolds fork... the stays...? Were they feeling generous that week?
08-02-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By repechage

make sure the stem has 50 mm of insertion into...

make sure the stem has 50 mm of insertion into the steerer... looks high to me- this was of the time before limit lines.
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By repechage

The problem with tandems is the “right sized” duo...

The problem with tandems is the “right sized” duo to buy it.
note that the stroker saddle is slammed down.
other than being a bit concerned about how that seat post is tightened in... size matters....
08-01-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,779
Posted By repechage

I doubt it, normal reach caliper with drop bolt...

I doubt it, normal reach caliper with drop bolt with 700c... I do not see that as a mistake.
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By repechage

I have one, in better times, I paid $800

I have one, in better times, I paid $800
08-01-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By repechage

Can happen, as can a bent axle or broken axle

Can happen, as can a bent axle or broken axle
08-01-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By repechage

The USA had very steep import tariffs applied to...

The USA had very steep import tariffs applied to bicycles for a long time.
kept the industry afloat.

merchantilism
08-01-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By repechage

I laugh at the ti adjuster screw proclamation. ...

I laugh at the ti adjuster screw proclamation.
there was a time in the mid 80’s when only Super Record front Mechanisms were available- black anno arms. That is why one of my bikes has one where the...
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By repechage

I think might be associated with Euro-Asia Imports

I think might be associated with Euro-Asia Imports
07-28-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,779
Posted By repechage

From the factory this one had centerpull brakes....

From the factory this one had centerpull brakes. Note the cable stop orientation.
also had 27” wheels
seatpost and rear mech are replacements.
make sure there is enough seatpost in the frame to be...
07-27-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By repechage

When I learned to ride I was about 5. i had the...

When I learned to ride I was about 5.
i had the training wheel thing down pretty well
making End of block sidewalk corner turns leaning way inside like a side hack monkey.

did not do well in a...
07-26-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By repechage

Use a drop bolt upside down. might have to use a...

Use a drop bolt upside down. might have to use a Campagnolo short reach spring on a standard reach caliper. Path of least resistance.
07-25-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By repechage

He was a young American... I think I would...

He was a young American...

I think I would have gone blue Benotto tape and red cable housing to the right, white to the left and blue to the rear caliper

the shop I worked for ran an advert in...
07-25-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,296
Posted By repechage

La Grange was my club. Rider of the year once...

La Grange was my club.
Rider of the year once too
a long long time ago.

now it has like 450+ members!?!

I would go in and keenly look at the bikes Charlie had- a Legnano up front
a few...
07-25-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By repechage

No fun at all. I had a favorite stolen in 1976 ...

No fun at all.
I had a favorite stolen in 1976
Still think it might turn up on eBay at some point.

I would visit the local bike shops, with pic and as much info as possible, leaving a printout...
07-25-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 577
Posted By repechage

At the time, Art Stump, Freddy Parr, and Jim...

At the time, Art Stump, Freddy Parr, and Jim Holly were the one man shows, G P Wilson, but he built very few. And Hood, again very few.
Freddy was an early experimenter is oversized tubes on Sprint...
07-25-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 577
Posted By repechage

One of the bike magazines did an article on...

One of the bike magazines did an article on Holdsworth, there was an image of hearth brazing a seat tube to a bottom bracket. That was the only image of that. the fire bricks were placed so the only...
07-25-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,296
Posted By repechage

The first shop location was in Los Angeles,...

The first shop location was in Los Angeles, Wilshire blvd near Federal Ave, I dropped in shortly after they opened up. Bright green fake grass flooring, Peugeot checkerboard stripe along the back...
07-25-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,318
Posted By repechage

I have purchased 1” bore spacers 5, 10, 15mm in...

I have purchased 1” bore spacers 5, 10, 15mm in height from the local bike shop.
would much prefer that over a stack of washers.
i use a 5mm spacer of a few bikes that I assembled from new-...
07-25-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,469
Posted By repechage

Seat tubes are single butted, thick end toward...

Seat tubes are single butted, thick end toward the bottom.
if the tube had been inverted, then beyond the butt would be sloppy.

if was mine, I would attack the base of the lug ear slot with a...
07-24-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 903
Posted By repechage

I avoided mentioning 5200 as it is not good for...

I avoided mentioning 5200 as it is not good for all plastic materials. Need to read the tech info.
07-24-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,840
Posted By repechage

In 1972 they were expensive, and hard to get. if...

In 1972 they were expensive, and hard to get. if I had the means to get up to NoCal I might have been able to buy a frame.
by the time I could afford one, I owned a pair of Masi bikes. They had...
07-24-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,272
Posted By repechage

but the team drivers cannot avoid each other on...

but the team drivers cannot avoid each other on the track. No help to the cause.
07-23-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,296
Posted By repechage

Classic AND Vintage

Classic AND Vintage
07-23-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By repechage

Reference ride. Smart move. Nutted fixation...

Reference ride. Smart move.

Nutted fixation of brakes? or recessed?

No extra braze-ons... nib under as a shifter stop?
07-23-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By repechage

When I installed the Strava app, every once in a...

When I installed the Strava app, every once in a while there was a message regarding having the best time for some arcane segment.
I used it to document training ride length, a bit regarding...
07-22-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,272
Posted By repechage

Should have mentioned- in Southern California for...

Should have mentioned- in Southern California for a time within less than a mile it was bike shop war.
Sea Schwinn
superGo
Two wheel transit
performance
and another shop - name escapes me- well...
07-22-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,272
Posted By repechage

Ben Lawee was a savvy importer- italvega then...

Ben Lawee was a savvy importer- italvega then univega - well specified bikes.

in Southern California, about the time Centurion got going well, Alan Goldsmith of Bikeology brought out his private...
07-22-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,030
Posted By repechage

I must just live too dangerously. tube/ tire...

I must just live too dangerously.

tube/ tire levers/ Rema patch kit, boot material ( tubular casing section )

or

tubular


pump. Valve adapter.
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