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01-15-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 30,684
Posted By ehcoplex

Thought it was cool that the Stronglight BB...

Thought it was cool that the Stronglight BB spindle I got from France came with this stamp on the package-
...
01-11-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By ehcoplex

Tried silicone adhesive, but a day later I was...

Tried silicone adhesive, but a day later I was able to just peel the badge off far to easily. Maybe if I'd left it for a few days it would've cured stronger. I ended up prying the tiny brass rivets...
01-10-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By ehcoplex

Simplex seatpost badge re-attach...

The badge on my PX-10's Simplex seatpost has fallen off. It was quite bent up when I got it, but still hanging on by one of the rivets... 'Re-attach' it with super-glue? A little bit of JB Weld?...
01-07-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 335,753
Posted By ehcoplex

I've got fork-envy! My '97 has a unicrown fork-...

I've got fork-envy! My '97 has a unicrown fork- perfectly functional, but man, so inelegant and fugly! The earlier Tange forks were so much classier.
01-06-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 335,753
Posted By ehcoplex

I'm not sure what the geometry changes were...

I'm not sure what the geometry changes were between '90 & '97, but I seem to recall there were some... I was able to just barely shoehorn Barlow Pass tires (38c) into my '97, and it made the ride...
01-06-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By ehcoplex

Checks so many boxes I'm so tempted, but alas, in...

Checks so many boxes I'm so tempted, but alas, in doing my year-end accounting I choked on how much $$ I spent on bicycle stuff in 2021. Gotta lay off for a while (& I still have to get wheels and...
01-04-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By ehcoplex

I did a deep dive into the Simplex threads, but...

I did a deep dive into the Simplex threads, but somehow missed that one! Seems like I possibly could get away with a short-cage SLJ RD, but... I've got the long cage, so that's what I'm a gonna use!...
01-04-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By ehcoplex

as bought- ...

as bought-

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Now completely apart, cleaned up, polished, waiting for various...
01-02-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By ehcoplex

I hate FB's marketplace algorithm (and really...

I hate FB's marketplace algorithm (and really hate the fact that it has all but replaced Craigslist for classifieds, at least where I am located)- things show up in a search one minute, then can't be...
01-01-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By ehcoplex

The cone is 13mm or so tall, and it's only the...

The cone is 13mm or so tall, and it's only the top 3 or so mm of threading that is stripped, the rest is fine. But with the bolt being just long enough to engage and pull the cone up into the stem if...
12-31-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,221
Posted By ehcoplex

Got back into 'serious' riding this past spring...

Got back into 'serious' riding this past spring after a couple decades of little more than 3-speed utility cycling. For largely nostalgic reasons (harkening back to a beloved ST600 I had in the early...
12-30-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,221
Posted By ehcoplex

It seems with a 'vintage' Cannondale one has...

It seems with a 'vintage' Cannondale one has already 'strayed' from classic vintage territory (aesthetically, at least), so there ain't much crime in just going with what works! I will say though,...
12-30-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,221
Posted By ehcoplex

While they don't have the.... elan, shall we say,...

While they don't have the.... elan, shall we say, of vintage steel, the older Cannondale 'touring' models are really great bikes- I loved my ST600 in the early 90s, and I love my '97 T900 now. ...
12-30-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 93,448
Posted By ehcoplex

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12-29-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By ehcoplex

Mafac lever hoods- Crane Creek

Posting as an FYI for those looking for replacement hoods for old Mafac levers.

The white half-hoods on the '72 PX-10 I'm rehabbing are sadly yellowing and crumbling away. 'Correct' replacements...
12-27-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,505
Posted By ehcoplex

I'll second that those leather hoods are indeed...

I'll second that those leather hoods are indeed fantastic. A tutorial on how you made them, pattern, etc. I don't doubt would be appreciated by at least a few people!
12-26-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4,599
Views: 460,926
Posted By ehcoplex

In the north they'd say 'de rien'...... in the...

In the north they'd say 'de rien'...... in the south, 'avec plaisir'
(in fact, I only figured out that 'brevet' stamped on components meant 'patented' recently, too)
12-24-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 65,878
Views: 10,391,660
Posted By ehcoplex

OTB Boston 'barn find' ...

OTB Boston 'barn find'
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12-23-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,369
Posted By ehcoplex

The '72 PX-10 I acquired a couple weeks ago is...

The '72 PX-10 I acquired a couple weeks ago is stripped, mostly cleaned. I need to source some 700c wheels & rubber, derailleurs, cables and a few other little things for it, do some more polishing...
12-20-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,369
Posted By ehcoplex

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12-20-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,369
Posted By ehcoplex

Huh, the Simplex Prestige RD (which actually...

Huh, the Simplex Prestige RD (which actually seems to be in pretty good shape...) has jockey/pulley wheels with actual ball bearings! I don't think I've ever seen a jockey wheel with actual loose bbs...
12-20-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By ehcoplex

:lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol:
12-19-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,369
Posted By ehcoplex

It's not all retro-chic, hipster 20-somethings...

It's not all retro-chic, hipster 20-somethings here?
12-19-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,369
Posted By ehcoplex

As I get deeper into the, er… meditative flow of...

As I get deeper into the, er… meditative flow of dismantling, cleaning, scraping, polishing, greasing, reassembling, etc, etc, thoughts on what I want to do with this bike are clarifying and...
12-18-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,369
Posted By ehcoplex

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12-17-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,369
Posted By ehcoplex

Well, its just a tiny smidge under an 'Eddy' fit...

Well, its just a tiny smidge under an 'Eddy' fit for me- it's a 23" where a 24" would be ideal, but I think it'll work just fine.
12-17-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,369
Posted By ehcoplex

They appear to be metal with plastic covers, not...

They appear to be metal with plastic covers, not the delrin with metal sleeve... I recall an old 5-speed my father had with the a delrin shifter- and recall it breaking!
12-17-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,369
Posted By ehcoplex

Just ship a few dozen Lyotard pedal dust caps and...

Just ship a few dozen Lyotard pedal dust caps and you'll make a tidy sum.....
12-16-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,369
Posted By ehcoplex

I don't think I will- I appreciate the patina....

I don't think I will- I appreciate the patina. I'm tempted to try and match the color and touch up some of the long scrapes on the top tube, but matching the color and the time probably ain't worth...
12-16-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,369
Posted By ehcoplex

On further disassembly.... I think I'm right that...

On further disassembly.... I think I'm right that the FD cracked and got sucked into the crank/chainrings. Outer ring appeared to be on backwards and isn't straight. I might try and bend it back...
12-16-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 142,116
Posted By ehcoplex

I just joined the club. Teardown &...

I just joined the club. Teardown & servicing/replacing/(some)modification already underway....
...
12-16-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,369
Posted By ehcoplex

A couple more photos... ...

A couple more photos...

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12-16-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,369
Posted By ehcoplex

Well OK, I got it.... now what to do with it! ...

Well OK, I got it.... now what to do with it!


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Rims are crap, front...
12-14-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 30,684
Posted By ehcoplex

I wish there were some barns like that around...

I wish there were some barns like that around where I live......! What a beauty.
12-13-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 885
Posted By ehcoplex

Beautiful. Both, really, but especially the Herse.

Beautiful. Both, really, but especially the Herse.
12-13-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,570
Posted By ehcoplex

Here's a new one....! ...

Here's a new one....!

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12-08-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,974
Posted By ehcoplex

Utility trailers are pretty widely used in...

Utility trailers are pretty widely used in Europe. Its kind of amazing (and ridiculous, really) that the towing capacity of the exact same model of compact car is rated at about half in the US what...
12-08-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,310
Posted By ehcoplex

That DA RD sure does shine!

That DA RD sure does shine!
12-06-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,974
Posted By ehcoplex

They seem to be outperforming the US in the...

They seem to be outperforming the US in the aircraft department in recent years.
12-03-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 65,878
Views: 10,391,660
Posted By ehcoplex

Dawes Super Galaxy on LI

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11-27-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 65,878
Views: 10,391,660
Posted By ehcoplex

cheap 60cm Univega Gran Tourismo in OH

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11-26-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,600
Posted By ehcoplex

I'm with you. When I got back into 'serious'...

I'm with you. When I got back into 'serious' cycling last spring after a couple decades of nothing more than utility-biking I sought out (and found) a vintage Cannondale T900. In '89-'90 I was...
11-11-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,747
Posted By ehcoplex

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Learned to ride a...
11-07-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,728
Posted By ehcoplex

I am an extreme Chartreuse-green with envy of...

I am an extreme Chartreuse-green with envy of your experience and the bicycle you'll end up with......! Thanks for posting!
10-29-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By ehcoplex

Thanks for the swap offer, but if I end up...

Thanks for the swap offer, but if I end up putting something different on the front of my bike the M-18 will likely go on my partner's bike.
10-25-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 335,753
Posted By ehcoplex

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'97 T900
10-25-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,352
Posted By ehcoplex

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10-10-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,831
Posted By ehcoplex

Opposite for me. I know the days are 'numbered'...

Opposite for me. I know the days are 'numbered' now, so I want as much road-time as I can get.
10-05-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 777,795
Posted By ehcoplex

Well, I don't (usually) feel "old"...... ...

Well, I don't (usually) feel "old"......
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10-05-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,653
Views: 930,355
Posted By ehcoplex

Wow, that is a cool stem

Wow, that is a cool stem
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