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07-04-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,603
Posted By Ex Pres

I've ridden Imperial centuries on the '74...

I've ridden Imperial centuries on the '74 Italvega, the '72 Frejus, the '83 Trek, a c.'80 Ranson and an '85 Trek that I no longer own, and also on some other mid-late 80's steel equipped with clicky...
07-04-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By Ex Pres

Newest pickup - 67 Atala - correct decals?

I found on the web that smontanaro has had one of these pass thru his hands.
If the first 2 digits are the year then this is a 1967 Model Competizione, the oldest bike in my shop.
Though the NR...
04-29-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By Ex Pres

I'm running a Cyclone Mark II FD shifting...

I'm running a Cyclone Mark II FD shifting 28/42/52 and it works well.
04-15-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,477
Posted By Ex Pres

1983 cut-off must be a Classic Rendezvous devotee

1983 cut-off must be a Classic Rendezvous devotee
03-29-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,346
Posted By Ex Pres

Need to replace that NR stuff with SR stuff and...

Need to replace that NR stuff with SR stuff and ride it.
02-02-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 980
Posted By Ex Pres

Gold. Not a common TdF color and very nice. I...

Gold. Not a common TdF color and very nice.
I love metric and think that should have been the standard, but today, I'd go with ISO for a replacement.
01-31-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By Ex Pres

Chinook by Bruce Gordon Cycles

Picked this up from a terrible local CL ad, written by the daughter. The owner actually knew he had something special but was moving and didn't intend to ride anymore.
He had bought this a while...
01-27-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By Ex Pres

This sub-forum needs an Ironman thread

So here's my '87 Miami Vice dressed up with Sachs Ergo 8s .
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51368994798_6df963b23f_h.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51369509169_42f75271f1_h.jpg
...
12-27-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,259
Posted By Ex Pres

Just 2 this year. First: Ron Cooper f&f I built...

Just 2 this year.
First: Ron Cooper f&f I built up with period Campy SR. The OO had repainted this many years ago, however.
Sub 20# with pedals and cages. I'm keeping this one....
12-25-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,611
Posted By Ex Pres

I think it's over on the CR list where I've seen...

I think it's over on the CR list where I've seen reported that this shop sometimes glosses over issues with some of their offerings.
Similar to what jamesdak reports in the post above, but more...
12-20-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,868
Posted By Ex Pres

You missed rim label oriented "right-side-up" to...

You missed rim label oriented "right-side-up" to the drive side when the hub label is "right-side-up" from the rider's perspective.
11-23-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,556
Posted By Ex Pres

1. WRONG puller. You need a 23.35mm., and 2....

1. WRONG puller. You need a 23.35mm., and
2. I'm thinking you should be able to change the ring out without pulling the crank.

3. I have a Brooks Pro on mine.
4. I'll have to dig deep in the old...
11-15-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By Ex Pres

Full bikes I go the foam wrap + wooden dowel...

Full bikes I go the foam wrap + wooden dowel dropout insert route as noted above, but for frame/fork only I've decided to go minimalist.

I did this after receiving several frames from major...
10-14-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By Ex Pres

Your rig is similar to one I made up, u-bolts...

Your rig is similar to one I made up, u-bolts FTW.
I used a small jack to realign my blades, pushing on a bare axle I used in the dropouts.

Decided to add a picture of mine, though not in use. I...
10-06-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,554
Posted By Ex Pres

I know some will say blasphemy, but I don't have...

I know some will say blasphemy, but I don't have a picture because I wouldn't own one.

Mavic starfish crank.

Here's a pic from the web (Edit: not allowed)

So somebody that owns one needs to...
09-17-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By Ex Pres

Ha Ha, I make sure those types go out on bikes I...

Ha Ha, I make sure those types go out on bikes I sell so they don't hang around and get used.

Another one I sent packing was the first generation DuraAce paired-spoke wheelset WH-7700. Rolled...
09-07-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,664
Posted By Ex Pres

So you won't be wearing your best shoes on fast...

So you won't be wearing your best shoes on fast rides?
09-02-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,986
Posted By Ex Pres

If it doesn't move, I use anti-seize. If it...

If it doesn't move, I use anti-seize.

If it moves or spins, grease goes in.
08-25-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,169
Posted By Ex Pres

C&V Addicts - we can get excited by the oddest ads

This was the ad on my local FB marketplace:

Title: Campganolo Gears (yes, spelled just like that)
With these 3 attention-grabbing photos, and no further description, except for the offered price...
08-06-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,521
Posted By Ex Pres

I weigh 210# and have AC's on two bikes. No...

I weigh 210# and have AC's on two bikes. No issues. Gotta get the screws tight, though.
07-26-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 68,184
Posted By Ex Pres

My Cooper is finally built up and had its maiden...

My Cooper is finally built up and had its maiden voyage. Bike was great, rider/motor, not so much :)...
07-26-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By Ex Pres

I use a Suntour Cyclone Mk II with a 52/44/28...

I use a Suntour Cyclone Mk II with a 52/44/28 triple
06-03-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,178
Posted By Ex Pres

Hey, most people I ride with consider my 10-speed...

Hey, most people I ride with consider my 10-speed Ergo bikes passe, too. May have to add them to the mix :)
04-30-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By Ex Pres

Well, that blows. Get those ribs checked out,...

Well, that blows. Get those ribs checked out, and stay safe out there.
04-23-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ex Pres

I didn't race, nor was I around racers back in...

I didn't race, nor was I around racers back in the 70's or 80's - but I never owned or wore a helmet, nor do I recall seeing other riders wear one back then. Always wore a cap, if anything.
I guess...
04-20-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 70,603
Views: 11,551,252
Posted By Ex Pres

I don't think that's a PY. 1. Pretty sure the...

I don't think that's a PY.
1. Pretty sure the tubing sticker not fully pictured says 3 tubes
2. Competition on the TT. PXs are Super Competition, pretty sure the PY would be Prestige
04-07-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By Ex Pres

Bought my first 10 speed from Pinto's Falls...

Bought my first 10 speed from Pinto's Falls Church, VA location back in '72 or early '73, a Gitane Interclub.
Had to go back and buy a fork after I wrecked it - so I "upgraded" and bought a TdF fork...
03-11-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By Ex Pres

start here:...

start here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1103511-olympique-type-tour-de-france.html
03-04-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,756
Posted By Ex Pres

Not monoplaners

Not monoplaners
02-18-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By Ex Pres

Can you shrink it a few cms?

Can you shrink it a few cms?
02-08-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,136
Posted By Ex Pres

I wish I had a picture of my '86 DS Ironman. The...

I wish I had a picture of my '86 DS Ironman. The standard red and white frame, but I built a wheelset with red rims and used various models of red & red-sidewalled tires. May have replaced the...
02-05-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By Ex Pres

Trainer (indoor) bike

Trainer (indoor) bike
12-30-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,385
Posted By Ex Pres

There are plenty of aesthetic choices I see...

There are plenty of aesthetic choices I see routinely posted on BF that I wouldn't have in my stable, but I'm not airing those.
Except for modern 4 arm cranksets - I'm calling those out.

BUT WHAT...
Forum: Southeast
12-16-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,113
Posted By Ex Pres

If you're on FB, you can find Dirty Pecan & try...

If you're on FB, you can find Dirty Pecan & try messaging them
12-11-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,193
Posted By Ex Pres

Jon has some info on other threads. Changing...

Jon has some info on other threads. Changing server, updating software. Would guess this glitch is temporary.
12-09-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,723
Posted By Ex Pres

Should we all e-mail him and offer $194.30 ?

Should we all e-mail him and offer $194.30 ?
12-09-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,532
Posted By Ex Pres

GTS753 / Cyclomondo (Greg Softley) (Aus) ...

GTS753 / Cyclomondo (Greg Softley) (Aus)
Velocals (US)
HLloyd (UK)
Gus Salmon (US)
BicycleDecals.net (UK)
When evaluating options (type, thickness), one thing you'll need to consider is whether...
11-27-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By Ex Pres

I've used them on something, and they must have...

I've used them on something, and they must have been OK, as I don't remember telling myself to not do that again.
11-25-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,957
Posted By Ex Pres

950 is the frame. 7 and 9 are build packages.

950 is the frame. 7 and 9 are build packages.
11-25-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,957
Posted By Ex Pres

'82 950 pewter with blue panels

'82 950 pewter with blue panels
11-22-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,495
Posted By Ex Pres

I too often "remember" parts I no longer have,...

I too often "remember" parts I no longer have, and spend too much time looking for them. :)
Forum: Southeast
11-13-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,208
Posted By Ex Pres

Not sure whether that would change anything, but...

Not sure whether that would change anything, but here in AL you would just be asking to get run over, and no charges would ever be filed.

Now, alternatively, if you tie that wheelbarrow to the...
11-06-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By Ex Pres

They make regular ol' spray paints you find down...

They make regular ol' spray paints you find down at the big-box store specifically to adhere better to plastic.
Two-part paints can adhere to plastic quite well, and you can buy two-part paints in...
10-26-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,109
Posted By Ex Pres

The bar on mine - pretty sure this was OE ...

The bar on mine - pretty sure this was OE
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50234037442_380e2c0fbc_h.jpg

I had one wheel that was definitely not original, and one I think was. Campy hubs with...
10-26-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,109
Posted By Ex Pres

Mine is 531 plain gauge with a 26.2 (? - I'd have...

Mine is 531 plain gauge with a 26.2 (? - I'd have to double-check) seatpost. My original transfer was missing (blank rectangle)
And though I did not buy mine with all OE parts, I believe the headset...
10-26-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,109
Posted By Ex Pres

Here's a 1972 version - different paint job, but...

Here's a 1972 version - different paint job, but I bet the components are largely the same.
The "Record", as a bike from that era, is really an anachronism. The bronze Record rear der, after the NR...
10-14-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,879
Posted By Ex Pres

I had and rode an '82 for a while. Nice bike, and...

I had and rode an '82 for a while. Nice bike, and my rear even liked the Ideale 2001 saddle.

The only issue I really didn't catch up front was that one of the plastic surrounds on a brake lever...
10-13-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,727
Posted By Ex Pres

You may want to use spoke nipple washers, too....

You may want to use spoke nipple washers, too. I've used Sapim, the ovals, for similar builds.
10-13-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,727
Posted By Ex Pres

Though not a perfect match, I think some of the...

Though not a perfect match, I think some of the Araya Aeros came in that color - if you strike out.
10-13-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,983
Posted By Ex Pres

The levers are non-aero, so both cables will be...

The levers are non-aero, so both cables will be routed through the bars from the bar end [hole in the plug] to the hole closer to the stem. He only shows the one side in his pictures.

And white...
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