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03-04-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
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...
02-01-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 817
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: 818
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...
01-23-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
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: 340
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...
01-18-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,237
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
01-08-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,111
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
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01-05-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
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...
12-19-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
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, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Steel Charlie

more pix ...

more pix

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12-18-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Steel Charlie

The Sannino Comes Home !

Right off the top I want to tell about Mr. Rick Sefani who did the paint/resto on this frameset. AFAIC all the good things I read about him here are true. He is a way pleasant person to deal with, he...
11-24-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By Steel Charlie

It'll be fine. You might want to give some thot...

It'll be fine. You might want to give some thot to swapping the 52 biopace onto if it the 600 doesn't already have it. I use the 52 biopace/round 39 on four bikes (7,8,8,9 speeds) and my knees love...
11-18-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,069
Posted By Steel Charlie

I'd kinda like to see the other side of the...

I'd kinda like to see the other side of the pandemic
10-28-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By Steel Charlie

I have a Superbe pair, recessed nuts, mid-80's...

I have a Superbe pair, recessed nuts, mid-80's but I don't know the #. I can get pix if you're interested. $65 shipped to NY
I lied - I can't find them anyway so I guess I sold them - my bad
10-27-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,737
Posted By Steel Charlie

I saw one of these at the BDS show when Colnago...

I saw one of these at the BDS show when Colnago introduced them. It was finished in satin chrome and I've lusted for one since
Colnago Oval CX...
10-27-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,502
Posted By Steel Charlie

I've seen a lot of likely C&V'ers (including...

I've seen a lot of likely C&V'ers (including myself) who make the weight of the bike fairly immaterial in a practical sense. By the time my ride for the day is loaded up with the tool bag, water...
10-20-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,850
Posted By Steel Charlie

So, "Super" is "one better"? Only one? ...

So, "Super" is "one better"? Only one?
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10-10-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,278
Posted By Steel Charlie

I'd wager that over the course of a lifetime of...

I'd wager that over the course of a lifetime of riding you're prolly looking at a couple minutes that have been needlessly ripped outta your time on Earth! And you know there is no way that you can...
09-25-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By Steel Charlie

It needed a longer chain anyway. Just as well...

It needed a longer chain anyway. Just as well someone else has to deal with that - right?
09-23-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By Steel Charlie

The difference in diameters is only about 0.010"...

The difference in diameters is only about 0.010" so a sharp tap would not even feel the bump. I'd bet that some bike shop morons have even been able to fit 9/16 pedals w/out a tap. Just requires...
09-23-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By Steel Charlie

I had a PX-10 and a Lejune in the mid-late 70's. ...

I had a PX-10 and a Lejune in the mid-late 70's. I do miss the Lejune sometimes.

Like Superdan said - just take about two minutes and tap the cranks. It is silly to live in a tiny French world...
09-06-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,716
Posted By Steel Charlie

My only thot on it is who GAF? It's too big for...

My only thot on it is who GAF? It's too big for a normal human anyway.
09-02-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 51,891
Posted By Steel Charlie

So here is one I've only seen pix of and appears...

So here is one I've only seen pix of and appears to be a 52cm tho the 50cm is possible. Chrome dropouts. Kinda not great condition. It has the early SL sticker on the frame and the rounded top fork...
08-23-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Steel Charlie

3mm is a very nice number. And the axle does...

3mm is a very nice number. And the axle does indeed assist in maintaining the position of the wheel - it too decides where the QR clamps and then the QR makes sure the axle stays where it is...
08-23-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,805
Posted By Steel Charlie

I belong to several forums with the 10 post rule....

I belong to several forums with the 10 post rule. One even has a 50 post rule!! Who GAF? Just STFU and go thru the initiation rite smiling and have a good time.
I mean, people seem to get upset...
08-20-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By Steel Charlie

Like T-mar said, stay with Shimano. He has fine...

Like T-mar said, stay with Shimano. He has fine advice on all counts for that matter 'cept for maybe part of #4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) . Personally...
08-11-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,585
Posted By Steel Charlie

On my Italian bikes I just clean the threads, add...

On my Italian bikes I just clean the threads, add a taste of oil for the rust thing, and then wrap a couple layers of plumbers tape on the cup. Works like a nylock and I've never had one come loose...
08-06-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 233,590
Posted By Steel Charlie

Bertha ...

Bertha

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/bertha_020_e02526297e38636a35d6f82402b0fa752c682446.jpg
07-30-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,743
Posted By Steel Charlie

And Italian "rule" compliance and record...

And Italian "rule" compliance and record keeping
07-26-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,884
Posted By Steel Charlie

You people should be popping champagne corks...

You people should be popping champagne corks compared to the gun deal I missed.
And I don't even want to talk about it
07-24-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,087
Posted By Steel Charlie

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-23-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,343
Posted By Steel Charlie

I have one DA and two Ultegra dual pivots - I...

I have one DA and two Ultegra dual pivots - I can't tell the difference between them. Had Campy Chorus w/Campy pads on one for a while worked fine. the Shimanos all have Yokozuna pads on them...
07-23-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By Steel Charlie

So I got these pedals

Came across a set of Look Carbon pedals on CL. Old style delta cleats but that is no NBD since that is all I have on the road bikes. They're red. I suppose the carbon part is the cleat thingie...
07-21-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,087
Posted By Steel Charlie

You, unfortunately, are living in a distant past....

You, unfortunately, are living in a distant past. Perhaps one that even never existed considering Beretta has been making guns for several hundred years longer than English gunmakers. It will be a...
07-21-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 807
Posted By Steel Charlie

bit the bullet throw it in the trash I...

bit the bullet throw it in the trash

I mean, old chains used cable housing used cables worn out tires tubes with unpatchable holes bent rims

broken freewheels etc are all some serious anal...
07-21-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,087
Posted By Steel Charlie

I drank the kool-aide. I think it happened when...

I drank the kool-aide. I think it happened when I was stationed in Italy in the 60's and walking around the small town near the base I happened to look in the window of an engineering supply store...
07-08-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,626
Posted By Steel Charlie

https://live.staticflickr.com/7870/46846268504_ec5...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7870/46846268504_ec5fe79bab_b.jpg

I'm thinkin' that you are in need of a proper beating with a stout cane

A triple is not blasphemous it is a desecration

Even...
06-27-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,129
Posted By Steel Charlie

This maybe Billato, maybe Mondonico from +/-1987 ...

This maybe Billato, maybe Mondonico from +/-1987
Whatever it is I love it

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06-22-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By Steel Charlie

So to start with they had the most complete...

So to start with they had the most complete Sannino sets that I could find anywhere. I asked them about a Columbus Gilco MS sticker like no one in the world had one of listed and sent them a pic of...
06-18-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 904
Posted By Steel Charlie

Offing Sew-up Wheels

So I'm thinking of divesting myself of the sew-up wheels that I haven't used in 30+ yrs and went looking to see what people were asking for them. Seems generally to be pretty outrageous. Does anyone...
05-01-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,955
Posted By Steel Charlie

I've been using TriFlow since it was called...

I've been using TriFlow since it was called TriFlon and got sued. The only lube I've used on chains, freewheels and cassettes for near 40yrs now. Chains last forever and the ratchet things never...
04-27-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By Steel Charlie

Only exactly what I hoped for ! ! Many thanks,...

Only exactly what I hoped for ! ! Many thanks, DD

Charlie
04-14-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,348
Posted By Steel Charlie

I had your bike's twin bought new in 1959 with...

I had your bike's twin bought new in 1959 with paper route money. IIRC it was about $80 and just a bit more expensive than my buddy's Raleigh. And it had 27" clinchers with alloy rims (WOW!) and 2x4...
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