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04-16-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By billytwosheds

But how did they ride?

But how did they ride?
04-16-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 780
Posted By billytwosheds

Haven't had any break, but have seen significant...

Haven't had any break, but have seen significant corrosion on aluminum out here given the salty sea air.

If there's intense scoring at the clamp area or powdery white dust coming off with the bar...
04-15-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,360
Posted By billytwosheds

Sounds to me like the inevitability of flats for...

Sounds to me like the inevitability of flats for the OP can actually be avoided by some skills training (mounting/inflation process) and equipment changes (rim tape, proper size tube, etc).

We all...
03-26-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By billytwosheds

Is there a local library or place you could have...

Is there a local library or place you could have that flattened and scanned?

It's super cool!
03-26-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By billytwosheds

Just joined the C&V Strava group.

Just joined the C&V Strava group.
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By billytwosheds

A year ago those toe clips were hard to come by,...

A year ago those toe clips were hard to come by, but during the pandemic the flea bay has been flooded with them. Everyone digging out their bike part stashes.

Those a great pedals, I have two...
03-19-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 718
Posted By billytwosheds

Don't worry about the crank, cuz then you'd...

Don't worry about the crank, cuz then you'd notice the brake calipers, then the shifters...and on.

Is that the HWY1 bar?
03-15-21, 02:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By billytwosheds

I'd probably poke you in the ribs for doing that...

I'd probably poke you in the ribs for doing that to the 3Rensho, but otherwise that's a versatile stable of bikes that will see many fun places. Cheers.

Do you have a rig for the kiddo?
03-15-21, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By billytwosheds

I just can't get the Bianchi Grizzly at $1,300?! ...

I just can't get the Bianchi Grizzly at $1,300?!

Well equipped but that's the priciest offering they had that year.
03-07-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,713
Posted By billytwosheds

Can't say that I've ever seen a 190mm crankset in...

Can't say that I've ever seen a 190mm crankset in the flesh. But if the fit is good, go with it. Can I ask what your typical trouser/pants inseam measure?

I imagine you'd want to be careful with...
02-21-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By billytwosheds

Very useful information to understand the...

Very useful information to understand the compatibility you're facing: https://branfordbike.com/chainrings
02-15-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,659
Posted By billytwosheds

Just to get us on the map. The only place on...

Just to get us on the map.

The only place on island (Oahu) here that does PC bicycle frames is Mekala Powdercoat & Patio Mfg in Kapolei.

Last I checked, it was $100 for frame a fork, including...
02-14-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 922
Posted By billytwosheds

The WIW forum is an interesting beast, indeed. ...

The WIW forum is an interesting beast, indeed.

Lots of helpful information, links, etc about rare bikes. Sometimes this leads to a sale outside the FS subforum (whoops!) and other times the...
02-10-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,547
Posted By billytwosheds

An outlook worth commending. There will be more...

An outlook worth commending. There will be more steeds you throw your leg over, but you savored one final ride with this one. Poetic, even.
02-09-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,025
Posted By billytwosheds

Oops, I can see how that's unclear. I meant the...

Oops, I can see how that's unclear. I meant the Conti GP Classics are a bit basic, something to pick up when they're a good deal but not necessarily something to seek out just for the color.
02-08-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By billytwosheds

Cages from other pedals of similar style...

Cages from other pedals of similar style (Triomphe, etc) will fit but may not have size markings.

Flip the toe cage hardware around while you're at it.

Complete sets with the cages and straps...
02-08-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,025
Posted By billytwosheds

Love Conti's. Like the new color, thanks OP!...

Love Conti's.

Like the new color, thanks OP!

Like the creme version sidewalls but don't expect them to stay anywhere near that clean for very long.

Am OK with the root beer classic color,...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By billytwosheds

I would place the complete value somewhere...

I would place the complete value somewhere between $800 and $1200 depending on how and where you go about selling it.

The vintage wheels are a plus. The faded paint won't bother everyone, but pink...
01-27-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Posted By billytwosheds

I've got an '84/85 Klein with the top mount...

I've got an '84/85 Klein with the top mount shifters, a repaint but it's all there. Interesting to see the note about mounting the C'dale bosses...this might actually be welcome at some point since...
01-23-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By billytwosheds

Velocals are a great product but the shipping and...

Velocals are a great product but the shipping and response time will vary. I even made a thread about it 6mo+ ago. One of many.
01-21-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,354
Posted By billytwosheds

Thanks, yeah I figured as much. EuroAsia...

Thanks, yeah I figured as much.

EuroAsia Imports does show the part here, but without a price. Curious if you're able to see with your login:
...
01-20-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,354
Posted By billytwosheds

I don't suppose you would have a separate cone or...

I don't suppose you would have a separate cone or older axle you could part with?
01-19-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,354
Posted By billytwosheds

It actually slides right off the axle, but yes...

It actually slides right off the axle, but yes it's strange that it's not given it's own part number in a couple catalogs.

I suppose I could seek out a replacement axle but it may or may not have...
01-19-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,354
Posted By billytwosheds

Bringing this useful thread back to life since...

Bringing this useful thread back to life since I've just disassembled an 8 speed Chorus hub and found all to be OK except a single press-fit cone, which has corrosion on one small spot in the bearing...
01-18-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By billytwosheds

FWIW I found useful decoding information for the...

FWIW I found useful decoding information for the Merckx here:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1171913-decoding-eddy-merckx-frames.html

and here:...
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By billytwosheds

Great, thanks for the feedback rjhammett...

Great, thanks for the feedback rjhammett jiangshi.

Asking price is $450 and yes, it does look like a fairly worn out Merckx. I'll probably pass for now.
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By billytwosheds

Seller-provided info: Serial number: C3722. / LB...

Seller-provided info: Serial number: C3722. / LB 6 TT

Italian threading, fork is a match to frame but seller suggests mating them will require a short stack headset.

More pics:
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Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By billytwosheds

Frame value: MERCKX repaint

Seller thinks it's a repaint, which makes sense. Still looks chromed under the paint.

What's the ballpark for a Merckx frame like this?
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01-13-21, 01:22 PM
01-11-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By billytwosheds

You didn't. Thanks for sharing the article!...

You didn't. Thanks for sharing the article! Positive stories should be shared :beer:
01-11-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By billytwosheds

If there's direct evidence that this feel-good...

If there's direct evidence that this feel-good story may not be true, let's have it. Otherwise just let people feel good, right?

No need to harsh the mallow.
01-10-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By billytwosheds

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01-10-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By billytwosheds

These simple city brake levers from Velo Orange...

These simple city brake levers from Velo Orange have served many folks well for years:

https://velo-orange.com/collections/brake-levers/products/city-bike-brakes-levers

For a few bucks more,...
01-10-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By billytwosheds

I've had a Trek 1100 and it served me well, mid...

I've had a Trek 1100 and it served me well, mid range 105 components, probably similar to what you have.

Since the 1000 and 1100 aren't entirely rare, I'd just try to complete the group that...
01-08-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,259
Posted By billytwosheds

Ah the slender delta design. Keeps you on your...

Ah the slender delta design. Keeps you on your feet.
01-07-21, 02:05 PM
01-05-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By billytwosheds

Is anyone else impressed that so many of them are...

Is anyone else impressed that so many of them are evenly placed and upright? Without hooks or racks or guides this is not easy to go, or long-lasting.
01-05-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By billytwosheds

himespau There may be something useful through...

himespau There may be something useful through Renaissance Cycle.

https://www.renaissance-cycle.com/search?q=binder

They have some odd bits that are tricky to find. No Campy binder bolts, but...
01-05-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By billytwosheds

Second in line in case they are not taken :thumb:

Second in line in case they are not taken :thumb:
12-31-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,847
Posted By billytwosheds

I'm not in the service but am guessing this was...

I'm not in the service but am guessing this was on base at MCBH.

You can only ride so far on an island before you start coming back :D

Cheers.
12-25-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By billytwosheds

Those colors are hawt. Is that 8 speed...

Those colors are hawt.

Is that 8 speed Chorus or Athena? More pics if you can.
12-23-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,810
Posted By billytwosheds

Great little project, nice job seeing through the...

Great little project, nice job seeing through the potato pic.
12-22-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By billytwosheds

I remember this frame coming up for sale, and...

I remember this frame coming up for sale, and being confused at first but then impressed with the uniqueness of it all. Super cool.
12-21-20, 11:54 PM
12-21-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By billytwosheds

I missed out on a my-sized Lotus frame FS in the...

I missed out on a my-sized Lotus frame FS in the local classifieds a few years ago and still think about it.

Everyone should ride a brake-equipped fixed gear at some point in their lives. This...
12-19-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 20,252
Views: 3,404,959
Posted By billytwosheds

Contender for best guess of pronouncing...

Contender for best guess of pronouncing Campagnolo:

Campanubo Record Rear Derailleur from Japan Sports Auction Bicycle Parts...
12-19-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,306
Posted By billytwosheds

And remember that you'll never really know a...

And remember that you'll never really know a thing, only your relationship to it.

Not sure where that leaves us.
12-19-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By billytwosheds

Great looking project, Steel Charlie . Makes...

Great looking project, Steel Charlie .

Makes me want to do my Sannino Pista properly.

Were the non-round tubes really a Sannino thing? Can't recall reading that about the brand when looking...
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