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11-26-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 704
Posted By merziac

Yep, add steel tubing, lugs, quill stem, good...

Yep, add steel tubing, lugs, quill stem, good brazing and its all good whether its 73, 93, 2013 or 2021 IMO. ;)
11-25-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 704
Posted By merziac

Bruizer So scant info to be found on these...

Bruizer

So scant info to be found on these but some at least so....

Apparently solid history, old world/school chops at least, looks like a Championship at one time.

Steel, lugged, real...
11-25-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By merziac

jjhabbs If I left right now and started...

jjhabbs

If I left right now and started riding, I might be able to get there in time.

Or you could send a car for me, one that can haul at least a dozen bikes. :twitchy:

Hope it turns out...
11-21-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,145
Posted By merziac

Not on THE bike but ON me, on the bike. ;) ...

Not on THE bike but ON me, on the bike. ;)

I'm a fan of flannel, have read about MTB shirts made with polyester and spandex built in, turns out some are all poly. Most of them are very spendy so I...
11-20-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By merziac

Sometimes, depending on the state of the grease...

Sometimes, depending on the state of the grease and the adjustment then and now.

I wouldn't take any chances, if it's all good then so be it, I encourage you to get your eyeball on every single...
11-20-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By merziac

Agreed on the paint after a better look, the...

Agreed on the paint after a better look, the crazing looks to be right for original paint if original and not a very early repaint, still think the color is off a bit though. :foo:
11-20-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 486,203
Posted By merziac

2 person job now, 1 to hold the wheel and one to...

2 person job now, 1 to hold the wheel and one to man the pipe wrench with a cheater pipe, what could go wrong? :innocent:

And mrv :twitchy:
11-20-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 921
Posted By merziac

gugie Speaking for myself and the group. ...

gugie

Speaking for myself and the group.

I/we are always up for whatever you are working on. To have a go to fabricator/builder in our ranks and right here in PDX is golden for me.

If it was...
11-18-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,145
Posted By merziac

Again, this far down the line anything can be on...

Again, this far down the line anything can be on the table IMO, what ever it takes for comfort, fit, hills, ascent, descent, desire to get on the bike, stay in the saddle longer, etc. :thumb:

So...
11-18-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,145
Posted By merziac

Great minds, all of the above. ;) Especially...

Great minds, all of the above. ;)

Especially the threadless part, just one of the disposable, cartridge, throwaway, cookie cutter, profit at all costs crap that insures nobody will be able to work...
11-18-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,145
Posted By merziac

Amen to that, also this far down the line I'm...

Amen to that, also this far down the line I'm going to do whatever it takes to get/keep me on the bike and am fine with whatever others deem necessary for that.

If a bike doesn't inspire you to...
11-18-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,145
Posted By merziac

All in, sort of. Garmin for tracking, Cycliq...

All in, sort of.

Garmin for tracking, Cycliq camera/lights front and rear 9-11 speed w/brifters,some dual pivot brakes, some carbon components and big(er) tires, 32's at lower pressure, more of a...
11-17-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,633
Posted By merziac

Or to accommodate the original custom rack after...

Or to accommodate the original custom rack after the original canti's were removed for not being popular enough yet. :twitchy:
...
11-13-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By merziac

Super glue gel for Loctite, a perfect fitting...

Super glue gel for Loctite, a perfect fitting wrench and 4ft. breaker bar held securely in place with washers and crank bolt, clamp, etc. then JB Weld if still creaking and you are absolutely...
11-12-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 681
Posted By merziac

Roger M :thumb: Nice work! That turned...

Roger M

:thumb: Nice work!

That turned out great.
11-12-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 681
Posted By merziac

Put the socket on an extension and spin it...

Put the socket on an extension and spin it against the grinder wheel, they can come out pretty good. I would do a 15 and 16, you'll need both sooner or later.

And :thumb: on the slot cars.
11-11-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,438
Posted By merziac

Well welcome aboard, glad you found us. :thumb: ...

Well welcome aboard, glad you found us. :thumb:

Careful with your predictions, bicycles are easier to ride than guitars are to play. ;)

Plus we'll make sure you have so much stimuli that...
11-11-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 65,011
Views: 10,164,050
Posted By merziac

Indeed, also looks like it has the overdrilled...

Indeed, also looks like it has the overdrilled multispoke pattern hubs that the efbay clowns think are worth $600-1200. :twitchy:
11-11-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,010
Posted By merziac

Another no surprise, no brainer to me and while...

Another no surprise, no brainer to me and while Schwinn would tell you these are rooted in racing, by the 70's I believe they were being cranked out for the masses.

Still very capable, light...
11-11-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By merziac

polymorphself Maybe file both to square it...

polymorphself

Maybe file both to square it up, one side front edge, other side back edge so you don't take off any more material than necessary.

I would also use a round file or burr, stone on...
11-11-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By merziac

Thanks to all that heeded the call. Home of...

Thanks to all that heeded the call.

Home of the free because of the brave.
11-11-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By merziac

We now currently have 3 threads on this going on...

We now currently have 3 threads on this going on the front page now. :twitchy:

You might want to check the others out. ;)
...
11-09-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By merziac

Home of the free because of the brave. ...

Home of the free because of the brave.

Thanks to all that have, do and will serve.
11-09-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,010
Posted By merziac

Very high praise and no surprise, especially...

Very high praise and no surprise, especially considering the depth of your collection. :thumb:
11-09-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,010
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Tx man! Really appreciate that. :D ...

:thumb: Tx man!

Really appreciate that. :D

Me too. ;)
11-09-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,010
Posted By merziac

I get that but we're in C+V so its well implied...

I get that but we're in C+V so its well implied for me and the group I believe.

No worries, the Yeti of course brings plenty of cred with it and is certainly cool as heck, no question. ;)
11-09-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,010
Posted By merziac

This is very subjective as we all know and...

This is very subjective as we all know and shifting sands at best. My bikes are not asked to do what many here ask of theirs. I don't ride that hard, never raced, got nothing for hills but can ride...
11-09-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By merziac

Only a couple or so and there were others between...

Only a couple or so and there were others between us. ;)
11-08-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,266
Posted By merziac

Yes, yes they do. ;) ...

Yes, yes they do. ;)


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11-06-21, 02:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 920
Posted By merziac

That's a great pic any day all day long, it...

That's a great pic any day all day long, it always stops me for another look every time you post it. ;)
11-04-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,543
Posted By merziac

Your dalliance was most likely someone else's...

Your dalliance was most likely someone else's windfall. ;)

He certainly was an excellent contributor here.
11-04-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By merziac

You might want to reach out and ask Bill for a...

You might want to reach out and ask Bill for a recommendation. ;)

https://stevensoncustombikes.com/
11-03-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 681
Posted By merziac

Roger M I take a sharpie and Black shoe...

Roger M

I take a sharpie and Black shoe polish to the Unicanitor's I get.

Spot in the bad places with Sharpie sparingly and tooth brush to work in the wax, then several thin layers applied...
11-03-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 681
Posted By merziac

Mmmm, Purple :thumb:

Mmmm, Purple :thumb:
11-03-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By merziac

One of the things that can help is "reach around...

One of the things that can help is "reach around brackets" they can add a lot of needed clearance.

Full disclosure, I have a set that I bought for reference, haven't installed them on any yet as I...
11-03-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 681
Posted By merziac

Roger M and Thomas Looks like Roxi added...

Roger M and Thomas

Looks like Roxi added just the right amount of patina to the poster. ;)
11-02-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7,300
Views: 743,592
Posted By merziac

So cool when you get to become the Steward of...

So cool when you get to become the Steward of something so cool. :thumb:
11-01-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,151
Posted By merziac

The way this guy spun out and escalated tells me...

The way this guy spun out and escalated tells me he's in way over his head.

Threadless, cartridge, disposable, throwaway, profit at all costs crap is to blame for this. :50:

If it ain't plug...
10-31-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 677
Posted By merziac

A custom frame should have all of it done as part...

A custom frame should have all of it done as part of the deal, that being said it may not be so, you have to make sure. :twitchy:

I check and go over it anyway but don't have a reamer/facing tool...
10-31-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,564
Posted By merziac

RIP and may you be riding your favorite bike...

RIP and may you be riding your favorite bike wherever you are from now on.
10-29-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Glad you did and while not a huge Colnago...

:thumb: Glad you did and while not a huge Colnago fan, I cannot stress enough that this far down the line that any steel frame, especially lugged is decidedly C+V by nature, likely most often bought...
10-28-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By merziac

pamaguahiker Small niggle here, maybe just a...

pamaguahiker

Small niggle here, maybe just a typo, arms and rings are all "Mighty" Sugino Mighty Competition, easily one of the best in the business.

Hopefully the BB is original in good shape...
10-27-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,174
Posted By merziac

The 90's was a lifetime ago in Craftsman tool...

The 90's was a lifetime ago in Craftsman tool years. ;)

And Craftsman hasn't been in Proto's league since way before that if ever.
10-27-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,174
Posted By merziac

Thinwall sockets are not hard to find, co-op may...

Thinwall sockets are not hard to find, co-op may have old school Sugino or other crank puller with built in socket, pawn shops and used tool places usually have buckets that will have oldschool...
10-26-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By merziac

I say that if that BB is in good nick as well...

I say that if that BB is in good nick as well then you have an even better score, nice frame, no idea on what it actually is but its a Moto so, all good. ;)
10-26-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,317
Posted By merziac

No worries, probably my bad for dredging this up...

No worries, probably my bad for dredging this up but wanted to reboot it with the new protective soles. One thing about them is the traction is very good, not much tread but the compound works...
10-26-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,462
Posted By merziac

:thumb: I grew up going out to my Great Aunts...

:thumb: I grew up going out to my Great Aunts place in Wyeth, she owned a piece of The Gorge in Wyeth from the bottom clear up over the top with BPA power line rights. We went up there to get...
10-25-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,462
Posted By merziac

Yes, dedicated, bazillion dollar bike path they...

Yes, dedicated, bazillion dollar bike path they had to blast out of the rock hillside. They have had to get creative where the right of way is not there any more or doesn't align with the mission....
10-25-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 486,203
Posted By merziac

:thumb: I look at it like this, the bikes...

:thumb: I look at it like this, the bikes foundation is the frame, steel, lugged or not, filleted, whatever, rock solid for then, now and evermore.

Us, body and mind with all the sub systems,...
10-25-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,210
Posted By merziac

I would not hesitate to radius that crack out of...

I would not hesitate to radius that crack out of the picture then monitor closely for the time being, you may be able to stop it right there. :twitchy:

Maybe work the whole thing over while you're...
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