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04-15-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,353
Posted By billytwosheds

Sounds to me like the inevitability of flats for...

Sounds to me like the inevitability of flats for the OP can actually be avoided by some skills training (mounting/inflation process) and equipment changes (rim tape, proper size tube, etc).

We all...
03-26-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By billytwosheds

Just joined the C&V Strava group.

Just joined the C&V Strava group.
02-10-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,547
Posted By billytwosheds

An outlook worth commending. There will be more...

An outlook worth commending. There will be more steeds you throw your leg over, but you savored one final ride with this one. Poetic, even.
01-19-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,344
Posted By billytwosheds

Bringing this useful thread back to life since...

Bringing this useful thread back to life since I've just disassembled an 8 speed Chorus hub and found all to be OK except a single press-fit cone, which has corrosion on one small spot in the bearing...
01-11-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By billytwosheds

You didn't. Thanks for sharing the article!...

You didn't. Thanks for sharing the article! Positive stories should be shared :beer:
01-11-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By billytwosheds

If there's direct evidence that this feel-good...

If there's direct evidence that this feel-good story may not be true, let's have it. Otherwise just let people feel good, right?

No need to harsh the mallow.
01-10-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By billytwosheds

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01-07-21, 02:05 PM
01-05-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By billytwosheds

Is anyone else impressed that so many of them are...

Is anyone else impressed that so many of them are evenly placed and upright? Without hooks or racks or guides this is not easy to go, or long-lasting.
12-21-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By billytwosheds

I missed out on a my-sized Lotus frame FS in the...

I missed out on a my-sized Lotus frame FS in the local classifieds a few years ago and still think about it.

Everyone should ride a brake-equipped fixed gear at some point in their lives. This...
12-19-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 20,251
Views: 3,403,918
Posted By billytwosheds

Contender for best guess of pronouncing...

Contender for best guess of pronouncing Campagnolo:

Campanubo Record Rear Derailleur from Japan Sports Auction Bicycle Parts...
12-09-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,581
Posted By billytwosheds

I've been on both sides of this in the...

I've been on both sides of this in the not-so-distant past.

Like Randy and pcb said, it's usually best to invest no more time into it.

And contrary to certain comments, I'm inclined to be...
12-05-20, 02:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,149
Posted By billytwosheds

Yes, I bought the pair with one dust cap missing...

Yes, I bought the pair with one dust cap missing as a result of the previous owner laying a bike down on its side too hard and too often. I found an MKS dust cap that fit but should have filed down...
12-04-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,149
Posted By billytwosheds

Who's afraid of pedals, not me

Obviously sarcastic, but refreshing a pair of pedals for the first time was not that bad.
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11-27-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,401
Posted By billytwosheds

Finally got tan walls for my Covid build. ...

Finally got tan walls for my Covid build.

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10-15-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By billytwosheds

Wow, that's a tiny Rensho! Surprisingly good...

Wow, that's a tiny Rensho!

Surprisingly good production quality. And those are some smooth, wide roads in your neighborhood.
09-25-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By billytwosheds

I would wonder about other parts of the frame,...

I would wonder about other parts of the frame, and if there is rust that might make the bike unsafe.

A friend of mine did a century on a Columbus SLX frame (marque undisclosed) and not more than a...
09-24-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By billytwosheds

That's a lot of coin. Is it actually a...

That's a lot of coin.

Is it actually a rebranded Alan?

https://www.bikeforums.net/20745518-post19.html

Could be a rare bird but unless your friend is a collector, that may not be the best...
09-21-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,430
Posted By billytwosheds

I'm just surprised that no one has mentioned...

I'm just surprised that no one has mentioned "buying local" to avoid the stress(?) of waiting for shipments, and to deal with real people.

Deals online are deals, and by all means go for them. But...
09-19-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By billytwosheds

Bike sketch prints 5x7 Nuovo Record and Continental

My wife makes art, and has asked me to see if there's interest in these 5 x 7 prints.

Both designs are popular when we booth at markets and such, but that's all on hold right now. Originals were...
08-22-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By billytwosheds

FS: NOS Campagnolo toe clips for C Record pedals

A pair of toe clips for those comfy and wide C record Triomphe pedals, with the centered mounting tab.

These may work with different trim levels of Campy pedals with some trimming or tweaking, but...
08-09-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,780
Posted By billytwosheds

What to do: Treat like what it is now, your fast...

What to do: Treat like what it is now, your fast bike.

Makes me miss my Pin.
08-09-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,945
Posted By billytwosheds

I was looking at the 1993 catalog. It's possible...

I was looking at the 1993 catalog. It's possible that for 1994 the internals were mostly the same. The product range catalog from 1994 does distinguish between the models in that the Record and...
08-08-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,945
Posted By billytwosheds

That's a low end Campagnolo group that while more...

That's a low end Campagnolo group that while more rebuildable, isn't going to serve you as well as that tri color kit will.

If you want to work with what you have, the Shimano group is probably...
08-06-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By billytwosheds

What model or number was stamped on them? ...

What model or number was stamped on them?

You're half way to 10 posts.
08-06-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 61,253
Views: 9,192,917
Posted By billytwosheds

Set of Campy cranks for a tandem, not something...

Set of Campy cranks for a tandem, not something you see every day.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-Campagnolo-tandem-crank-set-1-damaged-taper-4-chainrings-170mm/124288050962

Tapers on one...
08-06-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,361
Posted By billytwosheds

I've visited this thread three times today. The...

I've visited this thread three times today. The potential for a wonderful bike is all there.

So tempting.
07-28-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,889
Views: 355,994
Posted By billytwosheds

If I find more than one, I'll drop in the the...

If I find more than one, I'll drop in the the mail to you.

cudak888 Sounds like the process can take some time, which makes some sense. Did you price out a quantity greater than 2? Wonder at what...
07-26-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3,889
Views: 355,994
Posted By billytwosheds

That would be super, Kurt. The part is...

That would be super, Kurt.

The part is around but close to $40 as NOS. I'd be in for one, or two actually, if you drafted it up and checked out the cost to make a batch.
07-25-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,824
Posted By billytwosheds

Lazer beam attachment or not, that's a super...

Lazer beam attachment or not, that's a super clean find. The Miyatas from that era do not disappoint.
07-22-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7,986
Views: 2,449,425
Posted By billytwosheds

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07-18-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 61,253
Views: 9,192,917
Posted By billytwosheds

One of the more interesting Campy cycling caps...

One of the more interesting Campy cycling caps I've seen.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-Campagnolo-Multi-Color-Cycling-Cap-Bike-Hat-Early-90-s/363051191557
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06-24-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 61,253
Views: 9,192,917
Posted By billytwosheds

Is there a chance you'd be willing to facilitate?

Is there a chance you'd be willing to facilitate?
06-23-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,112
Posted By billytwosheds

At least this way you'd have eBay's terms to...

At least this way you'd have eBay's terms to reinforce on-time delivery. Buying straight from the site doesn't do that for you. Good idea.
06-18-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
Posted By billytwosheds

Why would I want more competition in the C&V for...

Why would I want more competition in the C&V for sale section?

:D

In all seriousness I send friends links to helpful threads (for obscure bikes they owned back in the day) or to deal with...
06-07-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,339
Posted By billytwosheds

Drum roll... ...

Drum roll...

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Got it in the mail yesterday. Thanks Drillium Dude .

This...
06-01-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,112
Posted By billytwosheds

My decals did come in the mail last week...

My decals did come in the mail last week Thursday.

To be sure, get ahold of the folx at VeloCals by phone if you have any changes or questions with your order.

Quality looks great, will post...
05-28-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By billytwosheds

Suntour Superbe brakes (4000, short reach)

Very clean pair of Superbe brake calipers with pads/holders, and barrel adjusters. Short reach "4000" | Velobase entry...
05-26-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,339
Posted By billytwosheds

I'll do it. Send that jersey back where it came...

I'll do it. Send that jersey back where it came from.
05-25-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By billytwosheds

Elfin magic, that's a new one. Writing it down. ...

Elfin magic, that's a new one. Writing it down.

Yeah I'll play with the pressure and see what feels best. I pumped them up to about 100psi (max is 105?) and they felt great. I kept up with friends...
05-24-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By billytwosheds

Oh that's awesome...thanks for the pro tip. The...

Oh that's awesome...thanks for the pro tip. The rear brake does feel somewhat dead, so I hope the reduction in cable length and bend will help!

That's a handsome machine you have there.
05-24-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By billytwosheds

Night and day

So I've had this 1969 Paramount for about two years, and it's nice but repainted and not all original parts. The ride never inspired me. I rode it in last year's Haleiwa Metric Century, which was OK...
05-23-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,997
Posted By billytwosheds

Yep. ...

Yep.

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05-23-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,339
Posted By billytwosheds

That was my guess! Their shop downsized...

That was my guess! Their shop downsized considerably a few months ago (prior to COVID) but they still operate a small parts and service space on Kapahulu Ave.
05-22-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,413
Posted By billytwosheds

Just don't touch the 10- sticker.

Just don't touch the 10- sticker.
05-21-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By billytwosheds

Aha! I'm sorry and you're welcome. They looked to...

Aha! I'm sorry and you're welcome. They looked to be in good shape so why pass them up? Well done.
05-18-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7,986
Views: 2,449,425
Posted By billytwosheds

That's a good mindset and I hope you're not...

That's a good mindset and I hope you're not wrong.

The image you shared that looks the most like yours (to me) is this one:
...
05-15-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By billytwosheds

Having been born that year in that location, I...

Having been born that year in that location, I have several reasons to like that bike. Very cool.
05-15-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7,986
Views: 2,449,425
Posted By billytwosheds

The construction of Vitus frames like yours means...

The construction of Vitus frames like yours means the obvious crinkles that we can see in a steel frame might not show here, if indeed it suffered a front end collision.

Your frame was also...
05-05-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 238,341
Posted By billytwosheds

Rocky resting her chin on a chain stay. Don't let...

Rocky resting her chin on a chain stay. Don't let this calm moment deceive you.

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