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06-03-20, 02:22 PM
06-03-20, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

(This is a hard to get out of my head)...

The "new toilet paper".
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Yeeeeech! I understand the...
06-03-20, 01:41 AM
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Posted By Last ride 76

Having spent a looking afternoon last week...

Having spent a looking afternoon last week figuring out that Suntour "endless band" friction shifters have some parts which make some of the shift levers not interchangable and on the aero version,...
06-02-20, 10:32 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

dagnabbit, how the heck did I miss these?...

dagnabbit, how the heck did I miss these? :twitchy: They are beautiful! I've been looking for: medium throw, nutted, japanese, but not Shimano calipers... Whooosh, went right past me. Ah well, can't...
06-02-20, 09:37 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

They were not impractical. (Aside from the disc...

They were not impractical. (Aside from the disc on front which would make steering hazardous, except in very calm air.) Nor were they even particularly uncomfortable. It was the UCI's banning them...
05-31-20, 10:39 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

Oh yeah... I keep looking. One day my ship (bike)...

Oh yeah... I keep looking. One day my ship (bike) will come in.
05-31-20, 10:32 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

Wow, new to me. Thank you! I quite like...

Wow, new to me. Thank you!

I quite like that first image, with the hammer. It is not a tool I normally associate with installing a Campagnolo seat post.
05-31-20, 10:23 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

As I was taught, it is called a "set" screw...

As I was taught, it is called a "set" screw because it is used in a threaded sleeve to apply pressure to an adjustable fitting, to "set" it in place.


Perhaps called a "grub" screw, by some...
05-31-20, 09:38 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

Looking back at seat posts from that era, and...

Looking back at seat posts from that era, and some of the modifications they endured, I think it extremely unlikely (if there was a sufficient depth inserted in the seat tube), that the detent would...
05-31-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 575
Posted By Last ride 76

Ypo're missing one word in your declaration...

Ypo're missing one word in your declaration above.... "Steel":)
I say this, owning a Vitus 979 frame with the first generation seat lug, and eagerly awaiting the arrival (on Tuesday) of a Vitus 979...
05-31-20, 04:58 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

The weird part (and can't help the puns) is that...

The weird part (and can't help the puns) is that apparently they save very little weight. Very awkward looking too. Short and thick, front to back, (they read lke stubby fingers). I have a set I've...
05-31-20, 04:22 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

Sold, what a surprise.... Great find, Clang!

Sold, what a surprise.... Great find, Clang!
05-30-20, 10:49 AM
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Posted By Last ride 76

Heck no, that's where I store my wheels.:o

Heck no, that's where I store my wheels.:o
05-30-20, 10:41 AM
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Posted By Last ride 76

:lol: I understand... if they were in the...

:lol: I understand... if they were in the North-East... phew, saved by geography
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Posted By Last ride 76

Sloar, I wholeheartedly agree with your point of...

Sloar, I wholeheartedly agree with your point of view.and reading of the seller. What a little weasel... he had to say he didn't think you were coming.

I posted about a Colnago Super I was on my...
05-30-20, 12:47 AM
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Posted By Last ride 76

Some wild give-aways in there That Alan built...

Some wild give-aways in there That Alan built Guerciotti would have me tearing my hair out, if I had not gotten almost as good a deal on a red Vitus frame just yesterday!!! (thanks to the gracious...
05-29-20, 01:26 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

Oh yeah, I like it... I'll have to get over...

Oh yeah, I like it...
I'll have to get over having almost everything I own being 144 BCD.
05-29-20, 01:24 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

I think it's more a question of compatabilty......

I think it's more a question of compatabilty... 1) Do the cranks have the correct bolt spacing (referred to as BCD, and is a 2 or 3 digit number) and 2) Can the deraiieurs accommodate the increase in...
05-29-20, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

Never thought about it 'till you brought it up,...

Never thought about it 'till you brought it up, but on NYC streets, that makes a whole lotta sense. There were lots of times I couldn't squeak my way between 2 cars, in traffic jams when I was a kid,...
05-29-20, 09:53 AM
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Posted By Last ride 76

He's giving it away, no wait... it's a trick, he...

He's giving it away, no wait... it's a trick, he wants to sell it. What a little weasel....
05-29-20, 09:23 AM
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Posted By Last ride 76

I am in awe... The beast still lives, and seems...

I am in awe... The beast still lives, and seems to have managed to spawn.
05-29-20, 09:16 AM
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Posted By Last ride 76

I remember some folks using little hoops of pipe...

I remember some folks using little hoops of pipe cleaner.... sorry, I digress
05-29-20, 07:05 AM
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Posted By Last ride 76

Fair enough. (Though my Victory-equipped,...

Fair enough. (Though my Victory-equipped, Columbus SL Guerciotti went nowhere at $650)
That bike definitely has some Dutch "je ne sais quoi".;)Even without bar tape... Puts it waaaay above mine in...
05-29-20, 06:42 AM
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Posted By Last ride 76

Here is the bike for "him"(?) From that ad...

Here is the bike for "him"(?)

From that ad to this one seems about right......
05-29-20, 12:05 AM
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Posted By Last ride 76

3 things... #3...

3 things... #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) No way it's selling for a grand- even with gold plated bar tape.

#2...
05-27-20, 05:30 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

Old Suntour belongs on custom steel frames

Answer: It depends... If it's yourn bike, you get to do what you want. If it's a classic or relatively rare or unique, with original parts and paint, maybe you should consider using a different...
05-27-20, 09:15 AM
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Posted By Last ride 76

Another remarkable Rossin paint job....Love 'em...

Another remarkable Rossin paint job....Love 'em or hate 'em...Well, it ain't gonna stay this cheap, but if it were my size, I'd be watching, Looks bigger than a 59 to me, maybe measured ctc.
...
05-27-20, 08:51 AM
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Views: 2,201
Posted By Last ride 76

Yes, we are dicussing the relative accuracy of...

Yes, we are dicussing the relative accuracy of this method.:thumb:
05-27-20, 08:49 AM
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Posted By Last ride 76

Bed, Bath and Beyond scale, the one that was on...

Bed, Bath and Beyond scale, the one that was on sale at the time.
05-27-20, 12:23 AM
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Posted By Last ride 76

I have a 120ish (double outline letters)...

I have a 120ish (double outline letters) Pinarello pantographed stem if you're interested...
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Posted By Last ride 76

Show-off.;) Very pretty, (Beautiful, actually)....

Show-off.;)
Very pretty, (Beautiful, actually). I'm guessing that's not original paint. Note that Repechage said the orange one had nothing to do with Alberto, but was probably contract built in...
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Posted By Last ride 76

Nah, "front derailleur chain rod" is the roller...

Nah, "front derailleur chain rod" is the roller at the rear of the cage that is held by a screw and nut... clear coat chipped away looks cleaner with nothing than ratty mid etghties decals.


At...
05-26-20, 08:53 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

Within a pound?

I forget what the warrantied accuracy of My bathroom scale was, but i measures in tenths of a pound. If I weigh myself (158.2) stepping on and off 3 times, and then pick up my bike on the last time...
05-26-20, 04:40 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

I'm glad that turned out not to be a picture of...

I'm glad that turned out not to be a picture of your garage...:roflmao2:
05-26-20, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

Yeah, it is. :bang: I found that little tab on my...

Yeah, it is. :bang: I found that little tab on my floor yesterday evening, doing some cleaning up, and tossed it. It looked like it had broken off of something, sometime in the past...But...
05-25-20, 04:58 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

Seriously???

You cheap....;)! (Not for the first time around, shifty is frustrating.) But if you can, now, go buy the bike! nice ste(e or a)l...
05-25-20, 04:51 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

Know what you mean, but... depending on the...

Know what you mean, but... depending on the seller, sometimes an offer to take everything (meaning really everything, not cherrypicking) will work out well, though generally requires a bit of...
05-25-20, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

What does the front wheel get attached to?

What does the front wheel get attached to?
05-25-20, 04:21 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

I stepped out and returned to find the discussion...

I stepped out and returned to find the discussion settled:50:.
Oh well.🤦
05-25-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 386
Posted By Last ride 76

Ummm, right, yeah... sure. Yes, there are...

Ummm, right, yeah... sure. Yes, there are defects and massive problems currently in supply chains and production around the world, exacerbated by the global pandemic. This does not negate the...
05-24-20, 05:27 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

I'll buy the balance at $52 PM me your pp

I'll buy the balance at $52

PM me your pp
05-24-20, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

especially when compared to the others... I guess...

especially when compared to the others... I guess it's all about the paint. Something seems mighty "iffy" about the CB, the steel surface under the paint does not look in "factory" condition to me....
05-23-20, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

Only consolation I have... The seller seems to...

Only consolation I have... The seller seems to know his way around old bikes... Stuck might really mean... Stuck. I do sympathise. With the additional goodies, that's a price to make me start to...
05-23-20, 05:28 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

I understand not being ready to buy an old bike for $650.

It's a lot of money for a 40 year old bike, if you're not sure that's what you want.


There is an old saying about leading a horse to water.

"After reading through all these forums" perhaps...
05-19-20, 06:49 PM
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Views: 692
Posted By Last ride 76

As you said, very nice gift! Here... There...

As you said, very nice gift!
Here...
There are plenty of obscure parts, even stuff the real afficionadoes consider obscure. I doubt many us in C&V would call the parts on an early eighties ...
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Posted By Last ride 76

Value , Blue Rossin

If it's spectacular, really original paint, not redone in the nineties;) and mint, mostly C record $1200. DA...$900 feels high. When I responded after B-Girl, about DA vs Campy on a high end bike, I...
05-19-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,414
Posted By Last ride 76

I never realized that it might make a difference,...

I never realized that it might make a difference, which side I lay my bike down on.
05-19-20, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

If in good mech shape this is an Awesome buy! ...

If in good mech shape this is an Awesome buy!
What a smooth ride... And if you're not a lover of Ultegra, here you go, build your own! If it was for sale in the Beacon Hill that I'm familliar...
05-19-20, 04:12 PM
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Posted By Last ride 76

Sweet Sweet! Easy seller.

Sweet
Sweet! Easy seller.
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