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09-30-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By CroMo Mike

Stunning condition! Just like new. It belongs...

Stunning condition! Just like new. It belongs in your collection. That's the same color as my 1988 Pinarello Montello.
09-22-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By CroMo Mike

It looks a lot like my 1995 Campione D'Italia...

It looks a lot like my 1995 Campione D'Italia except mine has inside the top tube rear brake cable routing. Mine came with Campagnolo Mirage group, and Campagnolo rims. Mine also has the "made in...
09-18-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,007
Posted By CroMo Mike

Beautiful bike! And sooo clean! I added a...

Beautiful bike! And sooo clean! I added a Pinarello to my fleet this year too, and I love it. Somehow the materials, design, and workmanship come together to really make Pinarellos sing.
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By CroMo Mike

Local bike stores usually give away the boxes...

Local bike stores usually give away the boxes their new bikes come in. shipbikes.com and bikeflights.com are good. You can get more info and pricing on their websites.
09-11-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By CroMo Mike

The tubes on a varsity are probably thick enough...

The tubes on a varsity are probably thick enough to be drilled and tapped for a 5mm or #10 screw.

A #10-24 would be good as it has a deeper thread.
09-07-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By CroMo Mike

I'll take it. Pm sent.

I'll take it. Pm sent.
09-05-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 331
Posted By CroMo Mike

My brother and I shared a 6-day a week afternoon...

My brother and I shared a 6-day a week afternoon paper route for a while. 80 papers in the suburbs. Subscription rate was 30 cents per week and the paperboy had to go door to door to collect it....
09-04-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By CroMo Mike

I guess you'll have to drag some metal to find...

I guess you'll have to drag some metal to find the magnet first? :lol:
09-03-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By CroMo Mike

Drag a magnet on the ground along the route you...

Drag a magnet on the ground along the route you traveled taking the bike inside - maybe it will pick up the missing plate. Unless it is aluminum or stainless.
08-31-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 24,908
Posted By CroMo Mike

Very impressive job of bringing her back from...

Very impressive job of bringing her back from that condition!
08-30-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 660
Posted By CroMo Mike

Around here my C&V bikes get some favorable...

Around here my C&V bikes get some favorable comments, then there are the people who haven't ridden a bike in 40 years taking one look and saying "that's steel .... no good ... too heavy .... you...
08-30-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 660
Posted By CroMo Mike

I have a 1972 Professional that a friend bought...

I have a 1972 Professional that a friend bought new in 1972. I bought it from him a month later. The original decals were water slides and not clear coated. They were very fragile, and he scraped...
08-30-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 24,908
Posted By CroMo Mike

QuikRick, I like it in the black and white. ...

QuikRick, I like it in the black and white. Looks great with the rims, too.
08-30-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,452
Posted By CroMo Mike

John, thanks again for sharing. Excellent bikes...

John, thanks again for sharing. Excellent bikes and impressive man cave. You make it look so easy. You give me something to aspire to.
Replies: 24
Views: 1,286
Posted By CroMo Mike

Unimaginable horrors lie under those bubbles on...

Unimaginable horrors lie under those bubbles on the top tube. Strip the parts and offer them for sale as a group or use them to add charm to an otherwise lesser frame. Road salt and weather have...
08-25-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,161
Posted By CroMo Mike

While on this topic, I found a way to get toe...

While on this topic, I found a way to get toe straps through the holes in the pedals without them stripping the finish off the edges of the straps. I applied some Lexol leather cleaner to the edges...
08-25-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,548
Posted By CroMo Mike

On our local "Next Door" website, in the...

On our local "Next Door" website, in the classified ads, among all the cheapo bikes and kids' bikes. A few pictures and the description "Pinarello Montello, 1988, $400". Seller located one mile from...
08-20-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20,655
Views: 3,626,646
Posted By CroMo Mike

:speedy: Cool!

:speedy: Cool!
08-20-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20,655
Views: 3,626,646
Posted By CroMo Mike

What does "laced clown style" mean?

What does "laced clown style" mean?
08-15-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By CroMo Mike

I had that squeaking problem with Look Delta's...

I had that squeaking problem with Look Delta's too. I found it was actually resulting from dirt getting into the dust shields and the plastic retainer nut on the shaft outside of the sealed cartridge...
08-11-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 935
Posted By CroMo Mike

Remember when almost everybody had a junk pile...

Remember when almost everybody had a junk pile behind their garage or workshop? You could tell a lot about someone by what was on their junk pile. Some people brought home stuff from their junk...
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By CroMo Mike

To remove the bolt. you need to use a pin wrench...

To remove the bolt. you need to use a pin wrench to remove the "extractor ring" which, as mentioned above, is a left-hand thread. The A3 (in a square) marking is a date code. A couple of years ago I...
06-18-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,917
Posted By CroMo Mike

"Your bike has too many spokes! Do you know how...

"Your bike has too many spokes! Do you know how much spokes weigh? You don't need 36, or 32, or 28! 20 or 24, spoked radially, should be enough."
06-15-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,917
Posted By CroMo Mike

No matter how much you spend on parts to upgrade...

No matter how much you spend on parts to upgrade that vintage bike, you can recoup it all when you sell it.
06-15-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,917
Posted By CroMo Mike

It's old and, besides, they don't make them...

It's old and, besides, they don't make them anymore. Just throw it away.
06-12-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,164
Posted By CroMo Mike

It really wasn't much of a joint anyway. Looks...

It really wasn't much of a joint anyway. Looks like it was just butted and brazed, with no lug and very little filler material. I'd forgive the shop for the poor outcome. On the other hand, it would...
06-11-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,164
Posted By CroMo Mike

Did they charge you to do that?

Did they charge you to do that?
06-03-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,537
Posted By CroMo Mike

I've seen several paintings where the chainwheel...

I've seen several paintings where the chainwheel was on the left side of the bike and the rear sprocket on the right side, with the chain somehow passing through the spokes. I saw three like that...
06-03-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,190
Posted By CroMo Mike

I think both of those are pretty far gone. Take...

I think both of those are pretty far gone. Take a small center punch or ice pick and small hammer and test to see if you can punch a hole through into the tube in the rusted areas. Even if not...
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By CroMo Mike

The first set is Chorus, which was Campy's third...

The first set is Chorus, which was Campy's third line from the top. It looks to be in pretty good shape but suffers cosmetically.

The second set is C-Record, Campy's top line at that time. Its...
05-30-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,168
Posted By CroMo Mike

When my son was in college, he decided he wanted...

When my son was in college, he decided he wanted a simple, cheap 10-speed to ride to class. He went to a thrift store and bought just such a Huffy-type bike for $25 and dragged it home. We spent...
05-29-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,168
Posted By CroMo Mike

Back in the day I had a strange idea that it...

Back in the day I had a strange idea that it would be fun to have a tandem mtb, so I collected some parts and adapted some things and, voila, the Twin Bomber was born. Turned out I hated the way it...
05-21-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,559
Posted By CroMo Mike

The newer version above must have been an...

The newer version above must have been an engineering student's class project. It must have created more problems than it solved, if any. What, exactly, was the objective?
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By CroMo Mike

I've got a 1995 DeBernardi Thron that I bought as...

I've got a 1995 DeBernardi Thron that I bought as a bare frame a couple of years ago. Completed it with early 1980's Campy Super Record parts. It's a great ride but the total cost was well over...
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By CroMo Mike

C-Record. NOS. $400.

C-Record. NOS. $400.
Replies: 21
Views: 1,245
Posted By CroMo Mike

Favorable Factors: (1) It's a Schwinn. (2)...

Favorable Factors:
(1) It's a Schwinn.
(2) It's like a Varsity.
(3) Continentals are better than Varsitys.
(4) Everyone in college in 1972 wanted a Continental but couldn't afford it then.
(5)...
03-30-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,793
Posted By CroMo Mike

I recently bought a $35 drop bolt off ebay for a...

I recently bought a $35 drop bolt off ebay for a SunTour Superbe rear brake. It's not genuine Campy but is nicely made and chrome plated. The listing said "from Poland" but it actually shipped from...
03-23-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,874
Posted By CroMo Mike

I'd post a picture but the freewheel is on a bike...

I'd post a picture but the freewheel is on a bike and pretty dirty right now, so the pic wouldn't show well. The teeth look exactly like those on the next to the smallest on the Shimano you posted. ...
03-23-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,874
Posted By CroMo Mike

I had the same clicking problem with a couple of...

I had the same clicking problem with a couple of SunTour freewheels and eventually deduced (without taking them apart) that they were rocking on the pawls. Funny to see that Sheldon and I were...
03-23-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By CroMo Mike

I'll take the NR Derailleur. PM sent

I'll take the NR Derailleur. PM sent
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By CroMo Mike

Curb Alert!

Curb Alert!
03-04-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By CroMo Mike

PM sent. Iím interested.

PM sent. Iím interested.
02-22-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20,655
Views: 3,626,646
Posted By CroMo Mike

Amazing that in that description, there may be 7...

Amazing that in that description, there may be 7 misspellings and not be even one "true" statement. Especially like the quoted weights. Not for beginners. And very fast.
01-24-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,123
Posted By CroMo Mike

SWMBO = She Who Must Be Obeyed. See S-1 above....

SWMBO = She Who Must Be Obeyed. See S-1 above. Also refers to obedience on other matters as well as all things bicycle-related.
Tubulars, Tubular tires. Nothing to do with tubeless or tube-type...
01-13-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,596
Posted By CroMo Mike

I don't see why a cloth rim tape would make a...

I don't see why a cloth rim tape would make a puncture in that situation. In one case I was having flats on the rim side of tubes on the front and rear wheels of one particular bike. A close look...
12-26-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,799
Posted By CroMo Mike

My wife knows what they cost. She saw the...

My wife knows what they cost. She saw the checks. She'll wrestle the kids for them.
12-14-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,926
Posted By CroMo Mike

Wait until you get to a section of road with a...

Wait until you get to a section of road with a cross-wind. Ride very close to the down-wind side of the paved roadway. That way he gets no draft without going off-road, which he won't want to do at...
12-08-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By CroMo Mike

It looks like, for lack of the correct parts,...

It looks like, for lack of the correct parts, some creative machinist type bored out one side of the hub to accept and install a larger diameter pressed-in bearing cup and dust shield. Perhaps a...
11-23-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,707
Posted By CroMo Mike

With all due respect to those manufacturers...

With all due respect to those manufacturers involved, I have found over the past several decades a trend that Chinese-made items are likely to have inaccurately drilled and poorly threaded holes, and...
11-08-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,044
Posted By CroMo Mike

That frame looks to be exactly the same as an...

That frame looks to be exactly the same as an Olmo I bought new from a local shop in 1971. The lugs, seat stay treatment, dropouts, brake bridge, seat tube clamp, fork, and that little Huret cable...
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