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04-18-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By Catnap

Given that the shift cables emerge from the...

Given that the shift cables emerge from the underside of the downtube, and the RD cable re-enters the chainstay on its underside, I don't think a clamp-on cable guide would work. I guess if you...
04-18-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By Catnap

Restoring a one-of-a-kind 3Rensho - Some Questions

I recently acquired a 3Rensho road bike that was a one-off custom build by Yoshi Konno in the late 1970s. It has what I'd call "proto-aero" routing for the shift cables: they feed into tiny holes in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Catnap

Help! My IRD 10-Speed Conversion Cassette doesnít fit on freehub

I am converting my bike from 10 speed SRAM to 10 speed Campagnolo. I didnít want to buy new wheels, so I purchased an IRD conversion cassette. It uses Shimano freehub splines but the cog spacing...
04-05-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Catnap

some additional research turned up... gold...

some additional research turned up... gold Cyclone! I came across photos and a BF thread about the 50th Anniversary Nishiki. Close-up photos here:...
04-05-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Catnap

ah yes, the XC stuff. I have seen that some of...

ah yes, the XC stuff. I have seen that some of it appears in a champagne-gold finish. Same with Suntour Sprint - there are rear derailleurs with the same champagne gold anodizing on the outer...
04-05-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Catnap

doing a quick search in between meetings this...

doing a quick search in between meetings this morning and turned up this oddity - another variant of SSP I guess! It's on Yahoo Japan auctions but I won't be buying this one.
...
04-05-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Catnap

I mentioned the black and gold SSP variant group...

I mentioned the black and gold SSP variant group found on the Cannondale Black Lighting and R700 bikes of the 80s in the second post. I think they were a special run specifically for Cannondale, and...
04-05-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Catnap

Next up are the gold Suntour Superbe Pro parts...

Next up are the gold Suntour Superbe Pro parts I've found. In this case, there's a little more precedent. American collectors are well aware of the SSP variant group found on the Cannondale Black...
04-05-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Catnap

Gold Suntour Components - Superbe & Superbe Pro

I recently acquired a vintage 3Rensho bike that was custom made by Yoshi Konno for a bike show in the late 70s. It was on the cusp on the "aero era" and has a number of unique details to it. When I...
04-01-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,267
Posted By Catnap

Zunow working closely with Tange makes sense,...

Zunow working closely with Tange makes sense, considering that Zunow is known for using proprietary tubing (Ditchex top tubes, Pentagla chain stays, Horn System seat tubes). Knowing that they didn't...
03-31-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,267
Posted By Catnap

Very interesting! I had no idea that Zunow built...

Very interesting! I had no idea that Zunow built for either of them; the only Zunow-affiliated riders I knew about already were the Puntous sisters. It makes sense in the larger overall narrative...
03-31-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Catnap

I think you are right. When looking closely at...

I think you are right. When looking closely at the rivets, I couldn't tell whether there was a lip on the non "T" side. If there is, then your explanation makes sense and they're not removeable.
...
03-30-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 977
Posted By Catnap

that is probably the original group that came on...

that is probably the original group that came on the bike, they are from the same time period.

i like to think i have a discerning eye when it comes to Zunows, and I can almost always tell a...
03-30-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Catnap

Thank you all for your input. Immediate decision...

Thank you all for your input. Immediate decision was not to move forward with the anodizing because I was able to acquire an original gold Suntour group. That's a story for a whole different...
03-30-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,267
Posted By Catnap

WHAAAA?! After being obsessed with all things...

WHAAAA?! After being obsessed with all things Zunow for many years, I love that I have just learned a new fact about them! I had no idea they built for Centurion. That is fascinating and I would...
03-29-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 977
Posted By Catnap

I'm assuming the OP has a Zunow in the Puntous...

I'm assuming the OP has a Zunow in the Puntous Sisters colorway (below photo is not my bike):...
03-26-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Catnap

Complete Disassembly of Suntour Derailleurs

I have a Suntour Superbe (original, not SSP) group that I am planning to send out to be custom anodized gold. After speaking with the ano shop, I understand that I have to disassemble everything so...
03-22-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Catnap

marius.suiram sent you a PM

marius.suiram sent you a PM
03-16-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,351
Posted By Catnap

Iím very interested but waiting to figure out if...

Iím very interested but waiting to figure out if the shifters are only compatible with B-type bosses, and if so, if adapters are common and inexpensive.
02-27-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By Catnap

I'd be a little concerned that the clamps might...

I'd be a little concerned that the clamps might fail or slip if I was wrenching really hard on the freewheel. Has that ever happened?



Most do. There's always the possibility that there's...
02-25-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By Catnap

FS - De Rosa Panto Headset 1" Threaded

For all you De Rosa heads out there, give your classic ride a matching headset.

Price: $140 shipped
Includes: all parts and bearings
Crown race diameter: 26.4mm
Threading: 1" English
...
02-25-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By Catnap

FS - Dura Ace 7402 Hubs & Matching 8 Speed Cassette

FOR SALE: Dura Ace 7402 Hubs & Matching 8 Speed Cassette - $135
More photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/20207272@N00/albums/72157718386018502/with/50963188653/

Thanks to MountainDave's help...
02-24-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 292
Posted By Catnap

FS - Campagnolo Nuovo Record 2030 Brake Levers with original hoods

FOR SALE: one set of Campagnolo NR brake levers - $80

Photos:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50967366473_1c788ecd68_z.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50968182082_06d63689f2_z.jpg...
02-24-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By Catnap

FS - Dia-Compe Brake Levers - Gran Compe, 287V

FOR SALE - various Dia-Compe brake levers:
Many more hi-res photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/20207272@N00/albums/72157718369565268/with/50964315661/

1. Gran Compe GC 202 non-aero levers...
02-24-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By Catnap

No, I've never had a chain whip break. I've even...

No, I've never had a chain whip break. I've even had to put a breaker pipe on the upper chain whip before, to unscrew really stuck cogs. the only tricky part in that scenario is making sure that...
02-23-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By Catnap

Easy Home Made Freewheel Vise

In the "Unlikely Tools" thread, I mentioned a home made freewheel vise I have in my workshop. Some folks asked for photos, so I thought I might as well create a stand-alone thread showing how it...
02-22-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,078
Posted By Catnap

They're out there. You can buy super high...

They're out there. You can buy super high quality NJS track dropouts from Nagasawa in Japan. I'm sitting on some Campy ones, and others as well.
02-22-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Catnap

OMG does that second F-1 have Mavic ZAP?!! :eek:

OMG does that second F-1 have Mavic ZAP?!! :eek:
02-22-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By Catnap

FS - Ritchey WCS triple crankset

FOR SALE
More photos, hi-res images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/20207272@N00/albums/72157718371376467/with/50967366493/

1. Ritchey WCS 130mm BCD, 175mm length triple 52/42/30 crankset with...
02-22-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By Catnap

FS - A Couple of Stems

FOR SALE:
More photos, hi-res here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/20207272@N00/albums/72157718366312966/with/50963188683/

1. Cinelli 1A 1" quill stem with "winged C" logo. Used. 26.4 clamp. 75mm...
02-21-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Catnap

ooooh that's a great score for anyone restoring a...

ooooh that's a great score for anyone restoring a vintage UO-8 and wants to upgrade from the cottered cranks while still being fairly period-correct.
02-21-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Catnap

The hub the Uniglide cassette came on has a 31mm...

The hub the Uniglide cassette came on has a 31mm diameter freehub that is 38mm long. The hub does not have a serial number or model number stamped on the body, but it says: DURA ACE and INTEGRATED 8...
02-20-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,116
Posted By Catnap

stoked to see those Simplex levers on the bike....

stoked to see those Simplex levers on the bike. they look perfectly in their element. the build is coming together! i love this kind of challenging build where you have a specific vision and it'll...
Forum: For Sale
02-20-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 634
Posted By Catnap

FS - Campagnolo Record Pista Cranksets - Brand New In Box

I have two available, one with 170mm arms and the other 165mm. $300 each

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50964422181_fef95f2e51_c.jpg
...
02-20-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Catnap

i have a nice Dura Ace 7400 front and rear hubset...

i have a nice Dura Ace 7400 front and rear hubset available, too
02-20-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Catnap

FS - Cassettes & Freewheels

A cassette and a freewheel for sale. Cassette has been run through my ultrasonic cleaner. The freewheel is in barely used condition.
More photos & closeups at:...
02-17-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By Catnap

If you're in northern NJ, I could possibly meet...

If you're in northern NJ, I could possibly meet up with you for an in-person handoff instead of shipping the frame.
02-15-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By Catnap

For Sale - Pinarello Monviso Frame & Fork - 50cm

Pinarello Monviso frame & fork - $400

50cm seat tube center-to-center, 52cm center-to-top
53cm top tube center-to-center
Dedacciai 18mcdv6 Kens oversized tubing (aka Deda Zero)
Mid-1990s,...
Forum: For Sale
02-15-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 483
Posted By Catnap

For Sale - Bridgestone Anchor RNC-7 frame & fork - 50cm

Bridgestone Anchor RNC-7 frame & fork - $500

50cm seat tube center-to-center, 52cm center-to-top
53cm top tube center-to-center
Proprietary Bridgestone "Neo-Cot" tubing.
Super rare. Not...
02-11-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By Catnap

I've got an LJ23 in NOS condition. Give me a day...

I've got an LJ23 in NOS condition. Give me a day or so to dig it out of storage and get some photos.
02-11-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 128,415
Posted By Catnap

i enjoyed reading through this thread and will...

i enjoyed reading through this thread and will add my own bikes at some point. but I came across this 3Rensho sport tourer today on the website of a Japanese pawn shop. I had no idea that Konno...
02-10-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Catnap

those 80s Nike touring sneakers are super duper...

those 80s Nike touring sneakers are super duper rare. i bought a used pair on eBay identical to the first photo you posted, back in 2007-ish. they were too small and didn't fit, but I bought them...
02-08-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,143
Posted By Catnap

I'm with IAB. those wheels are fine to ride,...

I'm with IAB. those wheels are fine to ride, dunno what all the hand-wringing is for. there's so much carbon used in a tri-spoke like that, it's nearly impossible to have a catastrophic failure.
02-08-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,507
Posted By Catnap

The more exotic things in my shop: - a...

The more exotic things in my shop:
- a freewheel vice made by drilling two holes in my work table. The freewheel is then bolted to the table through one hole, using a QR skewer. Then a chain whip...
02-05-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By Catnap

looks fine to me, both the fork and other bits. ...

looks fine to me, both the fork and other bits. If it were a personal ride, I'd swap the fork to 1" carbon for a smoother ride. If you're going to turn it into a singlespeed and flip it, leave the...
02-05-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By Catnap

Light Action is a highly underrated groupset in...

Light Action is a highly underrated groupset in my opinion. I love the simple, all-silver design of them with the mix of soft-ano aluminum and chrome steel highlights. The shifters are the equal of...
02-05-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,216
Posted By Catnap

While I agree that you'll probably never find a...

While I agree that you'll probably never find a used 60cm NJS track bike, you can have one made. You can still special order them from Panasonic or Bridgestone, as well as Samson and Nagasawa.

I...
02-04-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By Catnap

I've found that Berthoud Aspins are more...

I've found that Berthoud Aspins are more comfortable than their Brooks counterparts, but only after breaking them in. I've toured on both and came to prefer the Berthouds over time. I also think...
02-04-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,216
Posted By Catnap

when you get into the world of Japanese NJS...

when you get into the world of Japanese NJS Keirin frames priced north of $800 (3Rensho, Nagasawa, etc.) you'll see a lot of long haulers. Same with very rare, very desirable early carbon bikes like...
02-01-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By Catnap

Good luck on finding a Juy 56! they are...

Good luck on finding a Juy 56! they are vanishingly rare. in my years of rare vintage French component collecting, I was only ever able to find one.

i have a set of Simplex band-on shifters that...
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