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06-01-23, 12:37 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Thanks. Forgot to mention Gus Salmon did the...

Thanks. Forgot to mention Gus Salmon did the decals.
06-01-23, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8,280
Views: 956,292
Posted By smontanaro

Not in the post, picked up... I retrieved my...

Not in the post, picked up... I retrieved my painted frame from Jack Trumbull in Newark, OH yesterday morning:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52943256446_7a942142ab_c.jpg...
05-31-23, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By smontanaro

1989Pre I have one in one of my yogurt containers...

1989Pre I have one in one of my yogurt containers full of quick releases. I'm not home right now, but can check to see if it's a front. If so, Doo you want it so you can make a matched set?
05-29-23, 04:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By smontanaro

Deciphering Fuji Finest details

I bought this Fuji (https://photos.app.goo.gl/TzYMzPBT1PrXsLCX6) sight unseen a couple years ago. It's been sitting in my son's basement in Portland ever since (still sight unseen by me). Based on...
05-27-23, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5,897
Views: 633,781
Posted By smontanaro

I love the English translations of some of these...

I love the English translations of some of these things, e.g., "cocotte tension dumpling." :)
05-23-23, 05:06 PM
Replies: 76,923
Views: 12,593,782
Posted By smontanaro

This reminds me of a story I dust off on...

This reminds me of a story I dust off on occasion. A fellow who knew nothing about bikes was tasked with selling his father-in-law's Colnago in the Tampa FL area. As I am want to do, I scanned the CL...
05-20-23, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 403
Posted By smontanaro

I'll have to drive down one of these days and...

I'll have to drive down one of these days and ride with you and steelbikeguy.
05-20-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 403
Posted By smontanaro

I installed RAIDs on my new frame. I only got in...

I installed RAIDs on my new frame. I only got in a couple rides before sending it out for paint (pick it up on May 31st woo hoo!), but they do indeed seem to be da bomb. Looking forward to more...
05-18-23, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By smontanaro

And still in business (https://www.keywin.com/)....

And still in business (https://www.keywin.com/). The website has a very 90s vibe. :)
05-14-23, 04:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By smontanaro

Since nobody else has mentioned it, this sounds...

Since nobody else has mentioned it, this sounds like there perfect excuse for another bike. :D
05-12-23, 04:52 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Seller appears to be Lars Lehtonen. He's an...

Seller appears to be Lars Lehtonen. He's an Internet-bob group member.
05-11-23, 06:13 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

60cm Woodrup in Palmyra, WI: ...

60cm Woodrup in Palmyra, WI:

https://madison.craigslist.org/bop/d/palmyra-woodrup-frame-60-cm/7613006804.html
...
05-09-23, 07:38 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Handsome frame by an unknown builder: ...

Handsome frame by an unknown builder:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/145072576854

...
05-07-23, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8,280
Views: 956,292
Posted By smontanaro

NOS Simplex Tour de France rear derailleur. ...

NOS Simplex Tour de France rear derailleur.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/pxl_20230507_121329966_a08906e5f6063128ca0734f2e51e4df09dd6dd0b.jpg

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05-06-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 76,923
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Posted By smontanaro

Just got home from BFF Bikes' garage sale. I...

Just got home from BFF Bikes' garage sale. I didn't buy anything, but saw a couple things which might be of interest to someone here, a smallish Fuso (Dave Moulton) for $800 and a NOS Sugino triple...
05-05-23, 03:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By smontanaro

I'm not entirely sure. I suppose mostly to make...

I'm not entirely sure. I suppose mostly to make more work for myself...
05-04-23, 05:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 892
Posted By smontanaro

I didn't quite understand what he was saying, but...

I didn't quite understand what he was saying, but was he implying that mounting the bike "cowboy style" led to the demise of his left hand chainstay? If so, I would think there was a defect in either...
05-02-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By smontanaro

I never heard back, so began reconstituting the...

I never heard back, so began reconstituting the website based on Wayback Machine contents. The path forward has been littered with small problems, but I'm getting close. I am looking for scans of...
05-02-23, 08:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By smontanaro

You just say that because you have to clean 37...

You just say that because you have to clean 37 freewheels every day. ;)
04-30-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 76,923
Views: 12,593,782
Posted By smontanaro

merziac will know for sure, but my guess is that...

merziac will know for sure, but my guess is that would be some kind of Specialized Allez.
04-26-23, 07:51 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Yes, but if you flip through the pix in each ad,...

Yes, but if you flip through the pix in each ad, notice that there are only two unique photos in each, repeated there times.
04-24-23, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks gaucho777 and merziac. I'm aware the end...

Thanks gaucho777 and merziac. I'm aware the end cap is different. As I'm selling this set, I'm willing to let the buyer (if/when it sells) deal with replacing the existing drive-side end cap. It's...
04-23-23, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27,012
Views: 4,066,599
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks for the responses. I found an axle key...

Thanks for the responses. I found an axle key locally in a friend's parts stash.
04-23-23, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By smontanaro

VO Grand Cru Crankset - NIB, 170mm, 50.4BCD, 46/30 - $180

Not exactly C or V, but they have that look. I bought these for my new frame, but wound up with Campy parts instead. New, never mounted. 170mm length, 46/30 rings, 50.4BCD, so chainrings should be...
04-22-23, 07:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,183
Posted By smontanaro

One more comment from this section of the peanut...

One more comment from this section of the peanut gallery. From time-to-time I see vintage bikes outed on the C&V forum where the owner (sometimes now deceased) has modified their treasured steed from...
04-17-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8,280
Views: 956,292
Posted By smontanaro

I've just about run through boxes of Clark's...

I've just about run through boxes of Clark's brake & derailleur cables. Haven't seen them anywhere.

Edit: now I see them on Amazon US...
04-14-23, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By smontanaro

Answering my own question, I found a seller on...

Answering my own question, I found a seller on eBay who sells in qty 10 with discounts for purchasing in quantity:
...
04-12-23, 04:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By smontanaro

Whois says the domain expired in February. ...

Whois says the domain expired in February.

Is this one worth retrieving from the Wayback Machine? I can point my WM crawler at it.
04-05-23, 03:15 AM
Replies: 2,186
Views: 724,791
Posted By smontanaro

Ah, there's a forum for that: ...

Ah, there's a forum for that:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/

;)
04-03-23, 04:03 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 174,569
Posted By smontanaro

I also just recently learned of this thread. I...

I also just recently learned of this thread. I have three which I believe fit the OP's criteria, an Eisentraut Limited (badged as Turin Group), a Schwinn Super Sport, and a Dawes Galaxy.
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04-02-23, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5,897
Views: 633,781
Posted By smontanaro

The Paceline would be the best place to look for...

The Paceline would be the best place to look for something like this. 11sp stuff is "old" for that crowd. :)
03-31-23, 07:54 AM
Replies: 76,923
Views: 12,593,782
Posted By smontanaro

1950s Freddie Grubb on Facebook Marketplace –...

1950s Freddie Grubb on Facebook Marketplace – $1500. It's not too far from me. If someone is interested, I could go take a peek.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1140606596557164/
...
03-24-23, 06:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,329
Posted By smontanaro

I can understand the reticence. If the bike is...

I can understand the reticence. If the bike is complete and requires no immediate maintenance, no big deal. I'm in the midst of putting together a mid-50s Automoto sort of "from scratch." I have the...
03-19-23, 03:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,639
Posted By smontanaro

Went for a ride today, about 20 miles on my old...

Went for a ride today, about 20 miles on my old Dawes Galaxy (https://flic.kr/s/aHskF6HXZP). Blue jeans and tennis shoes. When I was passed by other bikes, it was, "Oh well, I'm riding easy today."...
03-19-23, 02:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 994
Posted By smontanaro

s.canos Based on my limited experience, there are...

s.canos Based on my limited experience, there are some very knowledgeable people on tontonvelo.com. Unfortunately, it appears their forums are down at the moment.
03-17-23, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By smontanaro

Keywin is still in business I think. At least...

Keywin is still in business I think. At least there's a website (https://www.keywin.com/). Randy Smolenski, a framebuilder in Grand Rapids was apparently a big proponent of them, so many of the...
03-17-23, 03:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By smontanaro

On the old account login, I'm guessing maybe your...

On the old account login, I'm guessing maybe your email address has changed so you can't retrieve a password reset mail. There's a user assistance forum...
03-15-23, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8,280
Views: 956,292
Posted By smontanaro

As my hearing gets worse, blocking out wind noise...

As my hearing gets worse, blocking out wind noise seems like it would help a bit. They look a little dorky, but I've leaned to the dorky side my whole life...
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03-14-23, 01:09 PM
Replies: 76,923
Views: 12,593,782
Posted By smontanaro

Admittedly, they are pretty obscure. Most folks...

Admittedly, they are pretty obscure. Most folks won't have heard of Ralph Carnevale. There was one for sale here in Evanston IL off-and-on for several years. I believe they are essentially re-badged...
03-12-23, 01:06 PM
Replies: 76,923
Views: 12,593,782
Posted By smontanaro

I'm pretty sure that if Harvey Sachs (over on CR)...

I'm pretty sure that if Harvey Sachs (over on CR) is going to some vintage cycling get-together, he always offers to bring his cobbler's anvil and related bits if anybody needs some nail-on cleats...
03-11-23, 07:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,115
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks Andy_K. This is timely for me as my new...

Thanks Andy_K. This is timely for me as my new frame will be built up with Campy 9sp bits.
03-10-23, 11:47 AM
Replies: 76,923
Views: 12,593,782
Posted By smontanaro

Maybe you're just not special? ...

Maybe you're just not special?

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1079x1447/screenshot_20230310_114547_0014bfe6f51823a9cdbd007d3ff900fdc23b3721.png
03-10-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 76,923
Views: 12,593,782
Posted By smontanaro

If 700Cx25 is your tire sweet spot, Wheel &...

If 700Cx25 is your tire sweet spot, Wheel & Sprocket (a Midwest chain) has a good deal on Continental Grand Prix 5000 at the moment. It's showing $39.95 for me right now.
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03-07-23, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5,897
Views: 633,781
Posted By smontanaro

Replacement secured. Thanks obrentharris.

Replacement secured. Thanks obrentharris.
03-07-23, 04:43 AM
Replies: 76,923
Views: 12,593,782
Posted By smontanaro

That's Jim Merz. He has some mad machining skills.

That's Jim Merz. He has some mad machining skills.
03-05-23, 06:40 AM
Replies: 76,923
Views: 12,593,782
Posted By smontanaro

Early 70s Falcon frame...

Early 70s Falcon frame (https://www.ebay.com/itm/225462695202)

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1518x854/screenshot_20230305_063949_c513a3112e7e267abb75e432f74caf287c2ff733.png
03-01-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8,280
Views: 956,292
Posted By smontanaro

I've mentioned it in several places, but I don't...

I've mentioned it in several places, but I don't think it has a thread of its own. Here's approximately the current status (the fork looks bent, but I assure you it's not ;)):...
03-01-23, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8,280
Views: 956,292
Posted By smontanaro

I've got a similar Park wrench, 36mm on the other...

I've got a similar Park wrench, 36mm on the other end. Gives me a lot more confidence that I won't wreck those aluminium top nuts. I found it useful when removing Stronglight fixed cups as well. I...
02-28-23, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2,868
Views: 338,808
Posted By smontanaro

Ditto. I bought a couple sets from Velomine...

Ditto. I bought a couple sets from Velomine (https://www.velomine.com/) a few years ago. They got so many returns that they dropped the brand altogether.
02-25-23, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By smontanaro

My opinion is that the date of last post (or...

My opinion is that the date of last post (or start of thread) doesn't matter. If your reply is related to the topic, fire away. It's much easier to deal with details in a single thread than multiple...
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