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10-16-19, 10:07 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...it depends. Sometime in the 70's, Frejus was...

...it depends. Sometime in the 70's, Frejus was nearing the end of their glory days, and the quality suffered some. I have one from the 60's that is pretty high quality, and it is vastly different...
10-15-19, 09:20 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...from reading the ad, I got the impression that...

...from reading the ad, I got the impression that it is only the frame and fork that are for sale, not the bike as pictured. I bought a "frame only" six or eight years ago from some kid out in...
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Views: 94
Posted By 3alarmer

...it's pretty hard to set a price without...

...it's pretty hard to set a price without knowing the location. Because market pricing for old bikes varies a lot with location. These are not bad bikes, but kind of mid level for Bianchi when...
10-15-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By 3alarmer

...lots of photos of disassembly and reassembly...

...lots of photos of disassembly and reassembly here. (https://servicing-sachs-dreigang.blogspot.com/) I think this is the same hub.
10-15-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By 3alarmer

...IIRC (and I might not), your AC headset has...

...IIRC (and I might not), your AC headset has sealed bearing cartridges. The crown race for a sealed bearing is significantly different in shape and function from a regular loose or caged bearing...
10-15-19, 08:47 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...I could tell you some stories about bikes and...

...I could tell you some stories about bikes and frames for sale on CL located in Stockton. I won't, but I could. :)
10-15-19, 08:34 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...golly, gosh, gee whiz. That one looks like...

...golly, gosh, gee whiz. That one looks like it's in better condition than the one I just restored. Which I thought was in miraculous condition. that one is from very near the end of production on...
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10-15-19, 12:06 AM
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Views: 742,093
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...sometimes travels from the SW Washington...

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...sometimes travels from the SW Washington coast to Sporkane on official business.
10-14-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 840
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have a set of piloted BB taps, and I...

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...I have a set of piloted BB taps, and I know how to use them. I would still try an old school cup and cone bottom bracket as my first fix and see how it works. One of the reasons cup and cone...
10-14-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,974
Posted By 3alarmer

A 70's Mondia Special with some modifications dictated by function..

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscf4543_df6ccd529224908a3c1ce247bf9387e5ea29bf31.jpg...
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10-14-19, 03:10 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he's making a fortune selling advertising...

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...he's making a fortune selling advertising on his internet meetup app for hermaphrodites, Sporkr
10-14-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By 3alarmer

...you can install it that way, but it will not ...

...you can install it that way, but it will not work very well, nor will it last very long. The lower bearing assembly requires the crown race to function properly.
10-14-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 840
Posted By 3alarmer

...at this point, this is what I would personally...

...at this point, this is what I would personally try. Somebody apparently rode that thing hard with a regular old school BB in it to get it to the point where it looks like it does now. I think...
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Views: 236
Posted By 3alarmer

...the going rate for 80's Cannondales (in good...

...the going rate for 80's Cannondales (in good condition) here in my area is usually in the 150-250 range. Sometimes a little more if it's been recently overhauled and has new stuff added. This is...
10-13-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 840
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...most of these threads are originally cut...

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...most of these threads are originally cut with piloted taps (there's a pilot pin aligning both sides as they go in, cutting the threads). I've never actually encountered one where the threads...
10-13-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By 3alarmer

...probably you already realize this, but you'll...

...probably you already realize this, but you'll also need to go to a narrower freewheel (five's are the most commonly available).
10-13-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By 3alarmer

...first look at Peter Kohler's history of the...

...first look at Peter Kohler's history of the Lenton here (https://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/lenton-kohler.html). And also here...
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10-12-19, 11:12 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...can't help but envy a person who is so...

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...can't help but envy a person who is so influential that he is able to get sporks for review from various manufacturers, simply by buying them at Walmart. The possibilities for for expanding his...
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10-11-19, 04:30 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...his reinterpretation of the Lady of the...

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...his reinterpretation of the Lady of the Lake, as a woman holing up a spork from the depths, has inspired an entire new genre of Spork and Sorcery fan fiction.
10-11-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,567
Posted By 3alarmer

...you measure it....

...you measure it. (https://cyclingtips.com/2019/08/bicycle-chain-wear-and-checking-for-it/)
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10-11-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 220
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x362/tenor_7e1826cb83399913b339521e3f3da097a0e15d74.gif
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10-11-19, 09:37 AM
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Views: 220
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBdv_tqVqkw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBdv_tqVqkw
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10-10-19, 09:45 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...don't let his soft sporken exterior...

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...don't let his soft sporken exterior deceive you. The man within possesses an iron will and a steel trap of a mind.
10-10-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
Posted By 3alarmer

...FWIW, a fit that is "very tight" is usually...

...FWIW, a fit that is "very tight" is usually about what I strive to achieve. It's kind of difficult to interpret what that means to different people. But something that slides easily in the seat...
10-10-19, 01:33 PM
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Views: 3,567
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/579x431/3cyfzk_6c4cddac7a011419c2bd37c2a308a281e546d4f3.jpg
10-10-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I still have one working fine on a DBS...

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...I still have one working fine on a DBS Golden Star from the 70's. Takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Vastly superior to most of the SA coaster brake IGH products I've encountered. I had it...
10-10-19, 12:09 AM
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Views: 3,567
Posted By 3alarmer

...this is how the incredible, endlessly...

...this is how the incredible, endlessly entertaining, helment thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/976893-helmet-thread-2-a.html) got started. What a great idea...one unending chain...
10-10-19, 12:04 AM
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Views: 3,567
Posted By 3alarmer

. Slooooowly I turned. Step by step, inch by...

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Slooooowly I turned. Step by step, inch by inch...
10-10-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...to get the cable housing to fit into those...

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...to get the cable housing to fit into those lever ends, you need to find a couple of stepped ferrules. I'm not sure you can buy only 2 over the internet, so I'd shop around at some of the local...
10-09-19, 09:22 PM
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Views: 655
Posted By 3alarmer

...I don't get it ? If the bus is there to walk...

...I don't get it ? If the bus is there to walk onto from a moving passenger bridge, why wouldn't it be there at the same time to just walk up the steps into it ? How does this save people riding...
10-09-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 840
Posted By 3alarmer

...I've worked on a lot of old bikes, and...

...I've worked on a lot of old bikes, and thankfully I've never run into one where the BB shell was "twisted". What I have encountered on a few olde steel hand made bikes is a seat tube end that...
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10-09-19, 05:09 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...had a small part in the Star Trek movie,...

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...had a small part in the Star Trek movie, The Search for Spork. This came at the end of a very disappointing, brief career in Hollywood, punctuated by encounters with dishonest agents and...
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10-09-19, 11:53 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he never looks back, for fear that there's...

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...he never looks back, for fear that there's a leather face masked spork killer following close behind him.
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10-08-19, 11:10 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...whenever he appears as Fresh Funkmaster...

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...whenever he appears as Fresh Funkmaster Spork (his rap music persona). he wears a large, solid gold spork and a diamond encrusted dollar sign on a heavy gold chain around his neck.
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10-08-19, 02:48 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...takes a spork along with him when he goes...

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...takes a spork along with him when he goes church front on an altar call. He knows that when the Spirit descends on him, he's bound to start speaking in tines.
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10-08-19, 11:16 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he lives in a constant state of...

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...he lives in a constant state of sporkrousal.
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Posted By 3alarmer

History of Bianchi Specialissima X3...

History of Bianchi Specialissima X3 (http://www.registrostoricocicli.com/wiki/bianchi-mod-specialissima-x3/)
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Posted By 3alarmer

...while I admire your ambition to become a home...

...while I admire your ambition to become a home owner, I share some of the doubts that you'll make much money flipping bikes in order to do it. I think I probably own 20 bikes that I would have...
10-07-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 928
Posted By 3alarmer

...pfffft. Our ancestors here in California...

...pfffft. Our ancestors here in California crossed the country and went over the Sierra in Conestoga wagons without insurance. :) (Some of them died along the way, but that's just Darwinian...
10-07-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 928
Posted By 3alarmer

...if you do this again,, buy a surplus...

...if you do this again,, buy a surplus wheelchair at goodwill or the salvation army. A significant number of homeless guys here use wheelchairs as gear transportation vehicles. It's not difficult...
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10-07-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,181
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1260x2000/gates_e453c02226b4731b509b456d13c0c1d326557b08.jpg
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10-07-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,181
Posted By 3alarmer

...your. :D

...your. :D
Forum: Foo
10-07-19, 01:44 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...his Count Sporkula Halloween costume is a...

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...his Count Sporkula Halloween costume is a big hit with all the neighborhood kids.
10-07-19, 11:48 AM
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Views: 724
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...nothing is forever. This includes bicycles.

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...nothing is forever. This includes bicycles.
10-06-19, 07:26 PM
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Views: 1,630
Posted By 3alarmer

....cut two small squares of plywood, staple...

....cut two small squares of plywood, staple pieces cut from old 1 1/2-2" inner tunes to them on one side. Find a piece of allthread or a very long bolt, drill holes in the plywood and cut small...
10-06-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,630
Posted By 3alarmer

...that's a substantial problem. In general,...

...that's a substantial problem. In general, when dealing with rust, the idea is to not make it worse. But feel free to experiment.
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10-06-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,181
Posted By 3alarmer

...that's a shame. I still :love: you, though. :)

...that's a shame. I still :love: you, though. :)
Forum: Foo
10-06-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,181
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Jj3wZVc7nw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Jj3wZVc7nw
10-06-19, 02:14 PM
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Views: 186
Posted By 3alarmer

...Casati ?

...Casati ?
10-06-19, 02:08 PM
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Views: 243
Posted By 3alarmer

...as stated in the above chart, your 14 tooth...

...as stated in the above chart, your 14 tooth cog on that particular freewheel is one of the threaded ones that hold the thing together.

I've never tried to replace one with a new Winner cog, but...
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