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06-02-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 596
Posted By Andy_K

I've only had it out once so far, but I was...

I've only had it out once so far, but I was really happy with it. The front brake (with original SunTour pads!) was squealing like Ned Beatty on a canoe trip, but that's fixable. The rear shifting...
06-02-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 364
Posted By Andy_K

I got a flat on a ride recently and discovered...

I got a flat on a ride recently and discovered that the spare tube I brought with me was a 26x1.25-1.75 tube (which I have for 650b use) whereas my tires were 700c. It wasn't easy to get it in there,...
06-01-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,380
Posted By Andy_K

I tried to do this last night (without...

I tried to do this last night (without identifying marks) but I was too hasty and couldn't even convince myself today with the picture I posted. Here's a better one.
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06-01-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 596
Posted By Andy_K

I feel like between the SunTour components, the...

I feel like between the SunTour components, the Tange tubing, and the Performance branding, this bike is the perfect example of function over brand prestige. And then with the 3 pulley conversion, I...
06-01-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,380
Posted By Andy_K

I think you've got your inside spokes in the...

I think you've got your inside spokes in the wrong rim holes. Probably you didn't rotate the hub enough after placing the key spoke. Jobst Brandt's method has you lace all the inside spokes before...
05-31-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 1,551,661
Posted By Andy_K

I had planned a ride on Bald Peak with gugie...

I had planned a ride on Bald Peak with gugie today, but my HVAC guy who was supposed to come replace my AC and furnace yesterday wanted to reschedule for today because the weather was better....
05-30-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 596
Posted By Andy_K

Finally, the finished product. ...

Finally, the finished product.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49950363571_774950b783_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j6WER2)

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05-30-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 596
Posted By Andy_K

I cleaned everything up as well as I could...

I cleaned everything up as well as I could without breaking a sweat, but a few of the components needed some enhancement. The front brake, for example, has at some point lost its center bolt and...
05-30-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 1,551,661
Posted By Andy_K

I went out for a night ride this evening on my...

I went out for a night ride this evening on my newly rebuilt Performance Superbe. Between all the bars being closed down and people generally having no place to go, it made for a pretty pleasant...
05-29-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By Andy_K

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3050/2636511336_047...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3050/2636511336_04799e811c_b.jpg

https://www.shrinktank.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/jump-the-shark.jpg

Yeah, that's some next level stuff right there.
05-28-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By Andy_K

It provides extra chain wrap. When the derailleur...

It provides extra chain wrap. When the derailleur cage is forward, the third pulley isn't engaged and it acts like a short cage 2 pulley derailleur. When the cage swings back, the third pulley...
05-28-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By Andy_K

:lol: Spaghetti Legs sent me this picture...

:lol:

Spaghetti Legs sent me this picture when I told him what I was doing.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49942621371_67dcd42ea3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j6fZmP)

Totally accurate,...
05-28-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By Andy_K

It turns out that if I use the chain hanger...

It turns out that if I use the chain hanger braze-on, the cage stays put pretty well even with the wheel off.
05-28-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By Andy_K

How foolish would this be?

Unrelated (mostly) to my other effort to replace the spring in a LePree derailleur, and inspired by previous efforts by The Golden Boy (here...
05-25-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 689
Posted By Andy_K

I don't know if this counts as a "use" or not,...

I don't know if this counts as a "use" or not, but a friend made this "steampunk laser gun" for my wife, incorporating a set of Campy shifters he found at an antique shop.
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05-23-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By Andy_K

One of my favorite features. ...

One of my favorite features.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4854/31964420298_165f4105fe_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QGA1wN)

https://live.staticflickr.com/4836/44018671560_04f75342bd_c.jpg...
05-20-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By Andy_K

Thanks for the opinions and keep 'em coming....

Thanks for the opinions and keep 'em coming. Also, pictures are always appreciated, especially here since my main need is imagination of the combinations. So, if you have something similar that you...
05-15-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Andy_K

The curved washer on the rear brake looks like...

The curved washer on the rear brake looks like it's actually a front brake washer. With pairs of curved washers front and rear you should be able to use nutted brakes, I think.
05-14-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,174
Posted By Andy_K

I read this thread earlier today, was silently...

I read this thread earlier today, was silently glad it wasn't me, and went about my business. Then tonight I decided to pull the crank on a bike I bought recently to regrease the bottom bracket. I...
05-12-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By Andy_K

The usual trade-offs apply. Do you need good...

The usual trade-offs apply. Do you need good puncture protection? Long tread life? Low rolling resistance?

I'm using Panaracer Pari Motos. They're very inexpensive and very supple, but they have...
05-10-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Andy_K

Social Distancing Get Together

A couple of weeks ago I shared details of a trip I made to Seattle to buy a few bikes (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1199677-bike-run.html), two for me, one for another C&V fan in...
05-10-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,221
Posted By Andy_K

There’s a story in J.D. Salinger’s “Raise High...

There’s a story in J.D. Salinger’s “Raise High the Roofbeam, Carpenters”:



This absolutely applies to bikes. It’s easy to pick a good bike. People here can tell you what to look for. Picking a...
04-29-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 889
Posted By Andy_K

I think the dent looks better. :p

I think the dent looks better. :p
04-29-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 889
Posted By Andy_K

The Performance bike is a perfect example of...

The Performance bike is a perfect example of this. Better components, high quality butted tubing, and well made. I expect it will ride just as well as the Masi and shift better. Yet I got t for about...
04-28-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 889
Posted By Andy_K

More pics ...

More pics

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49832178792_404eb4ea18_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iVuWCq)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49832178547_535164c1b8_c.jpg...
04-28-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 889
Posted By Andy_K

Bike run

I've been trying to follow social distancing rules very scrupulously, but sometimes an opportunity presents itself that tempts you to push the boundaries of propriety. Such an occasion presented...
04-25-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 430
Posted By Andy_K

That's a beautiful bike. Schwinn chrome was...

That's a beautiful bike. Schwinn chrome was really good stuff.

A few more pics to help(?) in your thought process. Here's my chrome Pinarello, first in the condition I got it with mostly silver...
04-17-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 837
Posted By Andy_K

Mine, a '75 I think, measures 28.4, but that's...

Mine, a '75 I think, measures 28.4, but that's with powder coating so almost certainly a 28.0 tube, and it takes a 26.4 seatpost.
04-02-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By Andy_K

Thatís kind of what happened to me to. I bought a...

Thatís kind of what happened to me to. I bought a steel bike to ride to work when I wanted something sporty, so I could keep my nice carbon bike clean. I sold the carbon bike about two years ago.
04-02-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,831
Posted By Andy_K

1. ~1976 Stella SX-76 -- My love for this one is...

1. ~1976 Stella SX-76 -- My love for this one is kind of irrational. It's mostly about the way it looks, and the oddity that is metric sized Columbus tubing with French decals.
...
03-29-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6,270
Views: 537,323
Posted By Andy_K

A box full of goodies found my mailbox today,...

A box full of goodies found my mailbox today, despite USPS telling me that it was "Delivered, To Agent" yesterday.

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03-23-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,323
Posted By Andy_K

I guess it depends on what you're looking for. I...

I guess it depends on what you're looking for. I like triples, so that pretty much rules out nearly all current groupsets (Shimano, Microshift, and Gevenalle are options, I suppose), but I also want...
03-21-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,755
Posted By Andy_K

Stella! ...

Stella!

https://live.staticflickr.com/1811/42337419310_cc19511d3b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27vdkKm)
03-17-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 13,748
Posted By Andy_K

Iíve been working from home for a week and a...

Iíve been working from home for a week and a half. Today, I played hooky and went for a bike ride between meetings. Just 12 miles, over to the Fanno Creek Trail and back. Itís the first time Iíve...
03-09-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 13,748
Posted By Andy_K

The seasonal flu is uncontained. That ship has...

The seasonal flu is uncontained. That ship has sailed. If there were something that could be done to stop it, weíd do that. COVID-19 isnít yet uncontained in the same way. If it becomes part of our...
03-09-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 13,748
Posted By Andy_K

I wasnít planning to go this year anyway, but I...

I wasnít planning to go this year anyway, but I was scheduled to be in Paris the following Monday for a work-related conference. I had to cancel due to corporate policy restricting attendance at...
03-06-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By Andy_K

Is this not true of any restoration? I know there...

Is this not true of any restoration? I know there are some people who manage to make money restoring bikes/cars/whatever, but I've always assumed most of us did it just for the joy of bringing new...
02-29-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By Andy_K

I thought it was going to be an 80ís kids bike....

I thought it was going to be an 80ís kids bike. :innocent:
02-01-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,418
Posted By Andy_K

https://doctorpopular.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/...

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01-30-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,454
Posted By Andy_K

My King of the Mountain Serotta had Syncro...

My King of the Mountain Serotta had Syncro shifters when I got it, though for some reason this is the only picture I have of them on the bike:
...
01-30-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 942
Posted By Andy_K

I'm not sure I understand the problem your having...

I'm not sure I understand the problem your having with Jobst's instructions. I've had a couple of rims offset like that, and I don't remember having a problem. What he says about flipping the hub...
01-30-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Andy_K

I should mention that when you're doing the bolt...

I should mention that when you're doing the bolt transplant you need to look at the brake carefully to figure out how it's held together. If it seems like you have to use excessive force to get the...
01-30-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Andy_K

I haven't done it with older brakes, but I did do...

I haven't done it with older brakes, but I did do exactly what you're suggesting with Potenza. As repchage noted, you can simply move the front brake to the rear and don't need to change anything but...
01-29-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By Andy_K

Mechanically, it should work just fine....

Mechanically, it should work just fine. Aesthetically, they may be incompatible. :innocent:
01-27-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,122
Posted By Andy_K

Actually, I was thinking of Choke telling me this...

Actually, I was thinking of Choke telling me this shortly after explaining that Shimano is not and never has been superior to Campy.
01-25-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,838
Posted By Andy_K

Definitely "happy but not correct." :innocent: ...

Definitely "happy but not correct." :innocent:

https://live.staticflickr.com/790/40431163374_acf79e2c4d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24ALhgG)

I've been thinking about putting the triplizer on the...
01-20-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Andy_K

It takes an odd sized lock ring. Don't lose that....

It takes an odd sized lock ring. Don't lose that. People ask around $50 for those lock rings on eBay if they know what they are.



I think it's really nice if you like or want to try indexed...
01-20-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,885
Posted By Andy_K

I'm a numbers geek, so I have a spreadsheet where...

I'm a numbers geek, so I have a spreadsheet where I keep track of how much I spend on bikes and how many miles I've ridden them. My most expensive bike (not vintage, FWIW) I've spent over $2500 on...
01-19-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Andy_K

The shifters are from 1998. That's about right...

The shifters are from 1998. That's about right for the rest of the stuff too, but the other parts could be a year or two off either way.
01-08-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,949
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, but you know what would really complete...

Yeah, but you know what would really complete your collection.... :D
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