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07-02-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By CroMo Mike

I have a headset like yours and it has a black...

I have a headset like yours and it has a black plastic ring that snaps onto the crown race to close that gap.
06-12-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 19,127
Views: 3,114,774
Posted By CroMo Mike

And zero feedback.

And zero feedback.
04-23-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19,127
Views: 3,114,774
Posted By CroMo Mike

I'm still trying to figure out the driveline...

I'm still trying to figure out the driveline layout. The big motorcycle chain seems to go forward some distance, but not all the way to the captain's chainring. The chain seems to catch some of the...
04-20-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,016
Posted By CroMo Mike

Or has Elvis left the building?

Or has Elvis left the building?
03-11-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 69,201
Posted By CroMo Mike

OP, search you tube, there are plenty of videos...

OP, search you tube, there are plenty of videos about motorized bike kits. It looks like there are 4-stroke kits that are better. The 2-stroke ones were widely used by commuters in China until...
03-03-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By CroMo Mike

Maybe it was just the freewheel (assembly) that...

Maybe it was just the freewheel (assembly) that fell apart, in which case you could get a new one on Amazon for $14 and take it and the existing wheel to a local bike shop or bike coop to have the...
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By CroMo Mike

Figure out what your sale proceeds would be after...

Figure out what your sale proceeds would be after income taxes before you decide you like the deal. It might change your mind.
02-18-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 845
Posted By CroMo Mike

After peeling the paper off, "tack" off remaining...

After peeling the paper off, "tack" off remaining adhesive by patting it with a stronger sticky tape such as duct tape or clear packaging tape. This works best if done before applying any liquids or...
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By CroMo Mike

I’d give $10 shipped to 90210.

I’d give $10 shipped to 90210.
11-07-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By CroMo Mike

No need to remove the pads, just swap the pad...

No need to remove the pads, just swap the pad holders and all, right-for-left.
11-02-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,242
Posted By CroMo Mike

A small group of us were riding a century on the...

A small group of us were riding a century on the Skyline Drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains. After about 85 miles of climbs, descents, rain, wind and clouds, we had pulled into an overlook to catch...
10-25-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,277
Posted By CroMo Mike

Regarding the bike in post #1...

Regarding the bike in post #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) : Ride it no-hands. Don't look at the bars.

Regarding learned skills, etc. If you hang around...
10-25-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By CroMo Mike

PM coming on the pedals and spare cages.

PM coming on the pedals and spare cages.
10-20-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,858
Posted By CroMo Mike

I don't think any professional welder would take...

I don't think any professional welder would take on the risk of repairing that one. If it fails again, either at his repair or nearby, and hurts somebody, he could be paying a lawyer. All because...
10-19-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By CroMo Mike

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Or gentle soap and...

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

Or gentle soap and water on a terrycloth towel.
10-14-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By CroMo Mike

I wouldn’t make too much of that serial number....

I wouldn’t make too much of that serial number. It looks like it was stamped long after the frame was painted. Possibly by a local city employee when registering it for a city decal.
10-12-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,627
Posted By CroMo Mike

This is a zombie thread. The OP hasn't been back...

This is a zombie thread. The OP hasn't been back since.... yesterday. Shame on everyone for failing to notice that, and posting anyway. Don't you feel foolish?
09-14-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,002
Posted By CroMo Mike

Unless the lot is offered at a deep discount....

Unless the lot is offered at a deep discount....
08-24-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,118
Posted By CroMo Mike

May she Rest In Peace. Best of luck in your next...

May she Rest In Peace. Best of luck in your next endeavor.
Replies: 4
Views: 1,477
Posted By CroMo Mike

My goodness! First the Colnago, now this one! ...

My goodness! First the Colnago, now this one! Beautiful and well maintained bike. The right color.
Replies: 17
Views: 1,628
Posted By CroMo Mike

Very cool pantographing (engraving) of the frame...

Very cool pantographing (engraving) of the frame and components. And one very cool thing: the little black part that adapts the Campy shift levers to that one-bolt top mounted shifter boss not...
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By CroMo Mike

Welcome to the forums. That is a Colnago Super...

Welcome to the forums. That is a Colnago Super from about 1981 or 1982. Excellent condition, great color, and clean, too. Probably worth around $1,200 or more.
07-02-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,179
Posted By CroMo Mike

What's a kickstand?

What's a kickstand?
Replies: 18
Views: 1,329
Posted By CroMo Mike

I like it. The black-and-white scheme, but not...

I like it. The black-and-white scheme, but not too much black. The shocking but subtle night sky theme, skillfully and tastefully done, in moderation. A tiny bit of celeste. Rare, indeed. Ride...
04-15-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By CroMo Mike

I've used them to silence the rattling heat...

I've used them to silence the rattling heat shield on the exhaust pipe of my car. I wrapped it around the offending parts and used pliers to twist the ends together (like we used to do with baling...
04-15-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By CroMo Mike

Many uses in RC (radio control) model building. ...

Many uses in RC (radio control) model building. Guy wires, throttle push-pull rods, control rods, etc. I seldom throw used stainless steel spokes away. I never know when I might need one.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By CroMo Mike

MSRP on that bike when new was about $1,000. Park...

MSRP on that bike when new was about $1,000. Park tool sells a wrench for the Mirage bottom bracket. They are available on eBay. My 1995 Bianchi CdI is from butted lugged cromo tubes and a decent...
04-06-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,047
Posted By CroMo Mike

I really like what you've done with it so far. ...

I really like what you've done with it so far. Keep the pictures coming.
03-23-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,243
Posted By CroMo Mike

Older lawn and garden equipment items have SAE...

Older lawn and garden equipment items have SAE socket hex heads. Our 1992 Land Rover Defender has both SAE and metric socket hex (and threads). My RC model gas race boats are all built with SAE...
02-13-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,315
Posted By CroMo Mike

Fish the best of the old ones out of your trash...

Fish the best of the old ones out of your trash can and run it until you can buy a new one.
01-07-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,919
Posted By CroMo Mike

Breaks! Twice misspelled.

Breaks! Twice misspelled.
12-22-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,454
Posted By CroMo Mike

I've probably ridden 15 centuries. All on a 1972...

I've probably ridden 15 centuries. All on a 1972 Bottecchia Professional or on a 1982 Colnago Super, both with 700x21 or 700x22 tubulars.
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By CroMo Mike

They were used extensively in pro bike racing...

They were used extensively in pro bike racing beginning in the late '90's. Armstrong was the last to win with them. But he's admitted to cheating. Today they have about the same value as one of...
12-14-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,312
Posted By CroMo Mike

Wasn't there a Trek model that had a history of...

Wasn't there a Trek model that had a history of the fork crown cracking and breaking in that forward direction?
11-23-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 976
Posted By CroMo Mike

To remove the "red shaft thing" pull the brake...

To remove the "red shaft thing" pull the brake lever down and go inside and remove the long screw that tightens the handlebar clamp. Pull that long screw all the way out, then the "red shaft thing"...
11-19-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By CroMo Mike

I bought a pair of Campy C Record Downtube shift...

I bought a pair of Campy C Record Downtube shift levers on eBay and received a pretty nice wristwatch instead. Somebody else got the levers. The seller got it all sorted out.

Another time my my...
10-11-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,076
Posted By CroMo Mike

Schwinn Stingray. Anything with gaspipe...

Schwinn Stingray.

Anything with gaspipe frame frame or stamped dropouts or coaster brake or Ashtabula crank arms.
10-04-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19,127
Views: 3,114,774
Posted By CroMo Mike

Rim labels on both bikes not facing drive side.

Rim labels on both bikes not facing drive side.
10-04-18, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,464
Posted By CroMo Mike

What the OP probably witnessed was the "drive a...

What the OP probably witnessed was the "drive a supercar program" (I forget the actual name of it) where they come to town with 6 or 8 supercars and sell the opportunity for a bunch of local...
09-25-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,542
Posted By CroMo Mike

I bought an Olmo in 1971. They offered it with...

I bought an Olmo in 1971. They offered it with the delrin Simplex deraileurs or for ten bucks extra, Campy Valentinos. I paid the $10. They weren’t great either.
09-18-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By CroMo Mike

I've seen several artists' conceptions of...

I've seen several artists' conceptions of bicycles where the chain ring was on one side of the bike and the rear sprocket was on the other side. Somewhere in between, the chain seemed to pass...
09-10-18, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,338
Posted By CroMo Mike

Glue the soles back on with Goop, also known as...

Glue the soles back on with Goop, also known as shoe goo. Works great.
09-04-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,692
Posted By CroMo Mike

I have one of those on my Gas powered stand up...

I have one of those on my Gas powered stand up scooter so the other hand can control the throttle. It has a rocker device inside to equalize the pull force to each cable. Works well.
09-03-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By CroMo Mike

The digital calipers can be zeroed out at any...

The digital calipers can be zeroed out at any point in their range. While measuring the ball or spoke or whatever you will use for a spacer, zero it out, then measure the rim with the spacer. The...
08-31-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,018
Posted By CroMo Mike

Tyrone, is that you? :foo:

Tyrone, is that you? :foo:
08-31-18, 05:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,685
Posted By CroMo Mike

Never mind the name, read the label. Rustoleum...

Never mind the name, read the label. Rustoleum recommends their primer before the topcoat. Rustoleum makes some great rust-converting primer, sold in spray cans.
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By CroMo Mike

Rusty spoke eyelets are a negative factor.

Rusty spoke eyelets are a negative factor.
08-27-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,121
Posted By CroMo Mike

Several times I've stopped to render mechanical...

Several times I've stopped to render mechanical assistance to other bikers who might have otherwise had to end their ride at that point. In one case, I removed a brake mounting nut from my bike and...
08-27-18, 05:00 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,596
Posted By CroMo Mike

I have lots of pumps and CO2, too. But on my...

I have lots of pumps and CO2, too. But on my daily rides I use the E.T. method. I call home. I've only had to do that twice in 7 years.
08-26-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By CroMo Mike

I have some more than 40 years old still working...

I have some more than 40 years old still working fine.
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