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01-01-17, 03:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,620
Posted By loose spoke

Nice!

Wow! Those are impressive looking racks. I assumed they were modern, not vintage! Good pannier support and backing, plus they are low profile. All of this was lacking in my 70s ride.
01-01-17, 03:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,620
Posted By loose spoke

Bam

Thank you for mentioning it! :thumb:
I was going to go last year, but I damaged my knee and was struggling with it all summer. I was able to ride, but just barely. You just reminded me to get after...
01-01-17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,620
Posted By loose spoke

I remember racks being the big challenge

I rode from Oklahoma to Minnesota in 1974 using a nearly stock Motobecane Grand Record I bought new in '72. I swapped out the Nervar double crankset for a TA triple, but used the stock Campy record...
09-25-13, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By loose spoke

FWIW, If you have to buy stuff to make it work,...

FWIW, If you have to buy stuff to make it work, Amazon has a Sunrace 14-28 6-speed freewheel for around $11.00 + shipping. They have shifting aids similar to Hyperglide, shift well and really aren't...
09-03-13, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,359
Posted By loose spoke

+1 on all of this. I have some mid '70s...

+1 on all of this. I have some mid '70s Motobecanes and none of them are Swiss although none are later than '75. I also have an '82 (confirmed) Grand Jubile that is most definitely British thread,...
08-27-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,945
Posted By loose spoke

+1 for Cyclemeter! Best bang for the buck and...

+1 for Cyclemeter! Best bang for the buck and will interface with cadence and heart monitors wirelessly too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-13, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,439
Posted By loose spoke

+1 You will get much more/better feedback...

+1

You will get much more/better feedback with photos. Even bad photos are better than no photos. And be sure you shoot the right (drive side) of the bike.
08-12-13, 09:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,411
Posted By loose spoke

I've been thinking about getting an ultrasonic...

I've been thinking about getting an ultrasonic cleaner for my bike components. Any observations or suggestions?
08-12-13, 09:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,904
Posted By loose spoke

Regardless of what stem you end up with on the...

Regardless of what stem you end up with on the Grand Record, try it for fit before you sand it down. In my experience, they frequently fit French steerers without modification. That said, please be...
08-07-13, 10:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,076
Posted By loose spoke

:love: Full carbon Campy Record, everything...

:love: Full carbon Campy Record, everything black from tires to tape.
Replies: 14
Views: 1,345
Posted By loose spoke

A larger but nearly identical Champion Team sold...

A larger but nearly identical Champion Team sold on eBay a while ago for $1,000 buy it now. There have been others, but they aren't in the archive anymore.
So eBay maybe $1,000 if you are patient....
08-05-13, 07:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,711
Posted By loose spoke

This is a great,option. I've done exactly this...

This is a great,option. I've done exactly this with a '90 bike and a new VO Rando. The Veloce or Centaur groups and the Khamsin wheels are the best bang for the buck out there in new components,...
07-31-13, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By loose spoke

Very early KoolStops? They experimented with...

Very early KoolStops? They experimented with heatsinks for a while if I recall at all.

edit: added link

http://www.koolstop.com/english/aboutus.html
07-31-13, 02:21 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 19,661
Posted By loose spoke

JIm, I think that cast iron truing stand you...

JIm, I think that cast iron truing stand you showed me deserves to be here. (if it isn't already)
07-31-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 19,661
Posted By loose spoke

I think this is the same third generation Rally I...

I think this is the same third generation Rally I have in my signature photo. I had it as an unused NOS a few years ago I think was the most jewel-like bike part that ever came from a factory....
07-31-13, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By loose spoke

I don't think that is a rare item and since the...

I don't think that is a rare item and since the finish is already "not pristine", I would polish it if thats what you want. Have some fun with it.
07-31-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,904
Posted By loose spoke

For what it's worth, all five of my Motobecanes,...

For what it's worth, all five of my Motobecanes, vintage 1972 through 1975 have French steerers (with the flat rather than keyway) but will take a 22.2 mm stem without modification. One of them was a...
07-29-13, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,289
Posted By loose spoke

What kind of projects do you plan to use it for?...

What kind of projects do you plan to use it for? Consider the fact some jobs require sturdy support so you can torque on a wrench.
07-24-13, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,239
Posted By loose spoke

See my post above about the Shiftmate. You CAN...

See my post above about the Shiftmate. You CAN use a Shimano cassette/wheelset with Campy shifters/derailleurs with the Shiftmate.
As you point out, there are other advantages to going all Campy,...
07-23-13, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,239
Posted By loose spoke

You can keep your Shimano compatible hub if it...

You can keep your Shimano compatible hub if it has the right number of cogs AND you get one of these $30 =+/- Shiftmates:
http://jtekengineering.com/shiftmate.php
Model #1...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,301
Posted By loose spoke

+10 Where else do you find a Reynolds 531, Nervex...

+10 Where else do you find a Reynolds 531, Nervex (or Prugnet) lugged frame for that money. The components are a bonus. This is a bike with refined handling for a reasonable amount. One of the...
07-17-13, 07:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,167
Posted By loose spoke

two words: Stan's Sealant :thumb: Then, you can...

two words: Stan's Sealant :thumb:
Then, you can ride real tires instead of rolls of duct tape. :rolleyes:
07-17-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,234
Posted By loose spoke

Does it pass the magnet test? It is for sure...

Does it pass the magnet test? It is for sure aluminum?
07-16-13, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,036
Posted By loose spoke

WOW! That has to be fun. Not bad condition...

WOW! That has to be fun. Not bad condition either. More pictures?
07-16-13, 04:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,850
Posted By loose spoke

:popcorn:popcorn

:popcorn:popcorn
07-16-13, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By loose spoke

It looks like 92-94 Record from catalog pictures....

It looks like 92-94 Record from catalog pictures. I have a virtually identical one and took a close look. 82.45% certain, mostly.
07-14-13, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,215
Posted By loose spoke

The various chains, cassettes, levers, cranks,...

The various chains, cassettes, levers, cranks, etc. are functionally interchangeable between Campy 10-speed groups with the understanding you will gain some weight with the lower cost groups.
07-10-13, 03:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,275
Posted By loose spoke

I love eBay, but then, I'm pretty much a buyer. ...

I love eBay, but then, I'm pretty much a buyer.

I've had over 200 purchases and never, ever been shorted or screwed. I had one merchant who took over a month to ship because of professional...
07-10-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,867
Posted By loose spoke

I converted my wife's 3x10 drivetrain to 1x10. It...

I converted my wife's 3x10 drivetrain to 1x10. It was driving me crazy. Now, we are both totally happy with it.
07-10-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,430
Posted By loose spoke

Since you are dealing with such small areas,...

Since you are dealing with such small areas, consider using hardware store, over-the-counter epoxy or rust converter on the exposed areas.
But, I'm with fietsbob on this; If it were mine, I would...
07-08-13, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 982,121
Posted By loose spoke

Beautiful Le Champion! Original pump?

Beautiful Le Champion! Original pump?
07-08-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,313
Posted By loose spoke

Yes, it works perfectly. I have this setup on...

Yes, it works perfectly. I have this setup on both my Miyata 1000 and Specialized Expedition with Shimano XT rear derailleur and MTN cassette.
07-08-13, 11:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,313
Posted By loose spoke

Opinion: If you like the low bar position,...

Opinion:
If you like the low bar position, consider a Brooks Pro. The thicker leather holds its shape longer and the shape is optimized for bar position at or below saddle height. The B17 is for at...
07-08-13, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By loose spoke

+1 ... chainline is the main key here. If the...

+1 ... chainline is the main key here. If the new crankset gives you perfect chainline and the crank isn't bottomed out on the taper, you should be good to go. But, the odds are against it being...
07-08-13, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,298
Posted By loose spoke

That looks fantastic Sixty Fiver! Do you recall...

That looks fantastic Sixty Fiver! Do you recall what width you use?
07-08-13, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By loose spoke

8-speed vintage Campy is square taper.. If Mavic...

8-speed vintage Campy is square taper.. If Mavic is square taper, try the new crankset on for size after noting where the chainline is now and comparing it with the new setup. It probably won't match...
07-08-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,298
Posted By loose spoke

Where does the glue come from? Is it applied to...

Where does the glue come from? Is it applied to the stick before the tape or is it on the back of the tape? The tape linked above doesn't seem to have a sticky backing.
-Tom
07-03-13, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,913
Posted By loose spoke

What do you mean by compact? I was assuming you...

What do you mean by compact? I was assuming you meant smaller size, but perhaps it is a style of bars...
07-03-13, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,913
Posted By loose spoke

I don't think you will find any or many new ones,...

I don't think you will find any or many new ones, but for decades, 25.4 was THE standard size for drop bars. I have several from the seventies that are narrower than 40cm with 25.4 clamp. Most...
07-02-13, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By loose spoke

That is pretty normal behavior in freewheels. I...

That is pretty normal behavior in freewheels. I wouldn't worry about it.
07-01-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,104
Posted By loose spoke

I'm afraid I skimmed the OPs mention of a manual...

I'm afraid I skimmed the OPs mention of a manual check.:)

I agree with you on the capacity and I've used a 29 tooth cog once or twice as well. Indeed, chain length is the key, but capacity will...
07-01-13, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,104
Posted By loose spoke

What size is the largest cog? 25 tooth or more? ...

What size is the largest cog? 25 tooth or more? I've see the NR (and others) come close to the cog where it doesn't let the chain clear the top pulley. This could possibly be your problem.

The NR...
06-05-13, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By loose spoke

+1

+1
05-16-13, 10:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,121
Posted By loose spoke

The bikepedia link photo shows what looks like a...

The bikepedia link photo shows what looks like a clamp-on rather than braze-on front derailleur. You should confirm this by looking at how the derailleur is attached. If it has a band that circles...
05-16-13, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By loose spoke

Yes, the 1" or 1 1/8" would be the diameter of...

Yes, the 1" or 1 1/8" would be the diameter of the fork steerer the stem fits. There are both 1 1/8" and 1" treadless stems out there. There are far more 1 1/8" stems both used and new.

It sounds...
05-08-13, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,866
Posted By loose spoke

+1 on the Sun CR-18. If you want even sportier...

+1 on the Sun CR-18. If you want even sportier and lighter consider the Sun M13 II. The 18 and 13 are the inside measurment in MM if I recall correctly. I'm running 700x28 on the M13 and they are...
12-14-12, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By loose spoke

Its hard to tell the exact year because the...

Its hard to tell the exact year because the specifications overlap and have midyear changes. The very earliest ones had a rectangular head badge and the later ones had a much different fork and they...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-12, 02:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,507
Posted By loose spoke

This is not a troll attempt.. I really don't...

This is not a troll attempt.. I really don't understand it and I know its because I'm missing something. How do you benefit from a compact double other than a little weight savings? Triple usually:...
07-19-12, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,320
Posted By loose spoke

Did the cassette slide outward on the freehub...

Did the cassette slide outward on the freehub splined body? Or did the body detach from the hub?
Cassettes usually are attached to the freehub body with a threaded ring outboard of the smallest cog....
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