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05-15-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By ollo_ollo

Prewar Claude Butler Race Frame - bicycles - by...

Prewar Claude Butler Race Frame - bicycles - by owner - bike sale (craigslist.org) (https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/d/portland-prewar-claude-butler-race-frame/7312566823.html) Here is the...
05-10-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 908
Posted By ollo_ollo

Thanks, will check out when we're back. Might...

Thanks, will check out when we're back. Might make a good "old man" bike, but they come big sometimes. Was surprised by a mixte that was too big for me one time, turned out to be a 58 cm. Don
05-09-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 908
Posted By ollo_ollo

Congrats on another great find on the Portland...

Congrats on another great find on the Portland CL! Haven't looked there in a while as we've been in Pensacola FL for a couple months, but depart for Oregon tomorrow and been seeking another Brooks...
01-20-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 20,994
Posted By ollo_ollo

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Cino 2019 Kalispell to Hot Springs Montana...
01-14-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,613
Posted By ollo_ollo

I rode a $10, battered, paint deprived, badly...

I rode a $10, battered, paint deprived, badly rusted Motobecane Mixte in our Clunker 100 challenge a few years ago. Believed it was theft proof and deliberately left it unlocked everywhere I went in...
01-12-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,883
Posted By ollo_ollo

Thanks for posting your bicycles. Appreciate the...

Thanks for posting your bicycles. Appreciate the practical approach to do their best with what they had. Similar to USSR small arms of the time. Basic, sometimes crudely finished, but effective...
01-12-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,256
Posted By ollo_ollo

Just stay clear of Bear Country!

Just stay clear of Bear Country!
01-11-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 867
Posted By ollo_ollo

My Bianchi Trofeo is happy with its Campagnolo NR...

My Bianchi Trofeo is happy with its Campagnolo NR on either an 8 or 9 speed. Can't remember. Need to check and get a clearer picture. Shifters are SunTour barcons. Don...
01-11-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,256
Posted By ollo_ollo

Only had a couple with shellac on cotton: Super...

Only had a couple with shellac on cotton: Super Course with 2 coats clear on black.+ my 2019 Cino PX10 with multiple coats on white. Liked them both, prefer the smoothness from many coats, but as you...
01-10-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9,774
Views: 1,028,167
Posted By ollo_ollo

Originally Posted by ollo_ollo View Post...

Originally Posted by ollo_ollo View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/767379-post-your-centurion-ironman-love-80s-paint-jobs-397.html#post21869715)
I think 56cm. Def not 53, as they...
01-09-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,670
Posted By ollo_ollo

If you just want generated light vs battery...

If you just want generated light vs battery light, the SA Dynohub is a cheap alternative and still out there. Not nearly as bright as modern lights thouht. 20 years ago, I picked up 2 for cheap $,...
01-09-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9,774
Views: 1,028,167
Posted By ollo_ollo

I think 56cm. Def not 53, as they came in 2cm...

I think 56cm. Def not 53, as they came in 2cm increments starting with 48 up to, I think, 64. Don (referring to the ad that claimed 53cm)
01-08-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,560
Posted By ollo_ollo

Here's mine, a $10 bike from the 2017 Clunker 100...

Here's mine, a $10 bike from the 2017 Clunker 100 challenge. Quite functional. From the right angle, at a distance, looks OK, but up close, see why I could park unlocked all over Salem, OR area with...
01-08-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,560
Posted By ollo_ollo

Here's mine, a $10 bike from the 2017 Clunker 100...

Here's mine, a $10 bike from the 2017 Clunker 100 challenge. Quite functional. From the right angle, at a distance, looks OK, but up close, see why I could park unlocked all over Salem, OR area with...
12-31-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,507
Posted By ollo_ollo

Fenders are Honjo. Put them on my 84 Expedition...

Fenders are Honjo. Put them on my 84 Expedition Tour, butchered B17 + toe clips migrate from bike to bike. Don't remember, but will check fork ends next time I visit my son. Don
Sorry for this 2nd...
12-31-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,304
Posted By ollo_ollo

Congrats. Great job satisfying city "rules" to...

Congrats. Great job satisfying city "rules" to increase your home's value while adding versatile space. Don
12-26-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,792
Posted By ollo_ollo

Also believe in wearing a reflector vest. This...

Also believe in wearing a reflector vest. This one is around 25 years old and beginning to show some deterioration. Would like an exact replacement, but haven't found such. Any help? Also, lately...
12-26-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,792
Posted By ollo_ollo

As a life long commuter, have always believed in...

As a life long commuter, have always believed in the value of reflectors supplementing a front and rear light. For many years, most bike shops had a stash of take off reflectors available free. I...
12-17-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,328
Posted By ollo_ollo

It definitely was. Smooth and eerily quiet when...

It definitely was. Smooth and eerily quiet when driven normally. Mrs. ollo sweetly explained "we don't need 4 cars" soI agreed to sell two. Set a high enough price, surely one would fail to sell,...
12-17-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,328
Posted By ollo_ollo

+1...Previous Under powered, Over powered and...

+1...Previous Under powered, Over powered and Current "Just Right" German cars
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12-17-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,617
Posted By ollo_ollo

I'm one of those old enough to give a Sting Ray...

I'm one of those old enough to give a Sting Ray but my oldest wanted, and received a 3 speed, Candy Red, Schwinn Racer. It was a classy bike in our working class neighborhood, some of the best...
12-16-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,966
Posted By ollo_ollo

I was restoring a Zeus missing its derailleurs...

I was restoring a Zeus missing its derailleurs and found these at a swap meet sponsored by Cascade bicycle club in Olympia, WA. Also, my Expedition Touring has Superbe brake levers, shift levers and...
12-16-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,632
Posted By ollo_ollo

I concur, lots of trees in my neighborhood! ...

I concur, lots of trees in my neighborhood!
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Titan...
12-13-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,414
Posted By ollo_ollo

50th birthday ride for my 1966 Super Sport ...

50th birthday ride for my 1966 Super Sport
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July 4th 2016
12-12-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,065
Posted By ollo_ollo

Perfect time for this thread, as I met a lovely...

Perfect time for this thread, as I met a lovely widow and we're soon to marry. She was already building a home next door to her sister in Pensacola, FL where we now plan to spend Winter. I get half...
11-20-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,285
Posted By ollo_ollo

Mrs. ollo complained passenger seat in our wagon...

Mrs. ollo complained passenger seat in our wagon wasn't working right. Dealer claimed I needed a new seat for $1800! I declined, brought my car home & pulled the seat. Found a broken bolt in the...
11-19-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,631
Posted By ollo_ollo

Original owner wanted a repaint from original...

Original owner wanted a repaint from original pearl white. His dad painted over with multi color splotches to get a confetti effect. Later kid sold bike to a friend who rode it awhile until 1 day...
11-18-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,631
Posted By ollo_ollo

1971 Stella with 35c Gravel Kings and Shimano...

1971 Stella with 35c Gravel Kings and Shimano Deore drive setup for cancelled CINO 2020, 1979 Peugeot PKN-10 with 32c, 80's Fisher HK II...
10-29-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By ollo_ollo

Beside those already mentioned, there are quite a...

Beside those already mentioned, there are quite a few possibles out there: search for Avocet, Ideale, San Marco, Specialized, Turbo, Vetta
10-24-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By ollo_ollo

I wouldn't hesitate. My Winter commuter, a...

I wouldn't hesitate. My Winter commuter, a Centurion Pro Tour, suffered a bent drive side crank arm when I fell on an icy curve. Bent it enough to notice immediately, wasn't rideable at all....
10-23-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 19,169
Posted By ollo_ollo

1971 Stella, as restored in 2018 + current setup...

1971 Stella, as restored in 2018 + current setup for canceled Chino 2020, Shimano Deore, Turbo saddle and 35c Gravel Kings. Maybe next year. Don...
10-22-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,486
Posted By ollo_ollo

Had the same clearance issues on my Winter rain...

Had the same clearance issues on my Winter rain commuter bike, a Centurion Pro-Tour. Could only fit 28c with very little clearance for its Blumels fenders. Saw several other Pro-Tours around town...
10-21-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,121
Posted By ollo_ollo

It's all relative: as in "Schwinn Super Sport" ...

It's all relative: as in "Schwinn Super Sport" Don
10-21-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By ollo_ollo

Many vintage frames had a stop brazed on their...

Many vintage frames had a stop brazed on their down tube to prevent lever clamp movement downwards.. But, it's your bike, and not rare at all, so your choice. Don
10-20-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By ollo_ollo

Mine was originally pearl white, later...

Mine was originally pearl white, later multicolored speckled into a modern art original. Don
10-20-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By ollo_ollo

Believe you're correct, I have one just like...

Believe you're correct, I have one just like yours and also I.D. it as a 1979. Evapo Rust, available at Home Depot, will remove the rust, then touch up paint, oil or grease any bare steel you don't...
10-20-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,030
Posted By ollo_ollo

Unknown. Was painted by original owner's father...

Unknown. Was painted by original owner's father who was brush/palette artist. Colors have somewhat regular pattern, overlap here and there, so could have used some kind of roller or applicator? ...
10-19-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,030
Posted By ollo_ollo

And if you grow tired of that pearl white, just...

And if you grow tired of that pearl white, just take a brush + some red, black and turquoise paint and create a "Big Brother" to my PKN-10 competition. :) Don...
10-13-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,078
Posted By ollo_ollo

Agree with bargo68. Why go sideways when you can...

Agree with bargo68. Why go sideways when you can still find a nice, lugged 520? Lots of them still out there and available. Don
10-11-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,128
Posted By ollo_ollo

Forgot to mention my 1966 Schwinn Super Sport. ...

Forgot to mention my 1966 Schwinn Super Sport. Currently has 38c front and 42c rear with good clearance.
10-10-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,873
Posted By ollo_ollo

Forgot to mention my Lezyne. Got an N.O.S. older...

Forgot to mention my Lezyne. Got an N.O.S. older model at a good price on eBay. It turned out to be inoperable. Lezyne customer service was good, said it would be an easy fix and sent me a prepaid...
10-10-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,873
Posted By ollo_ollo

Like Robbie, my old Joe Blow worked for years...

Like Robbie, my old Joe Blow worked for years until it didn't. Fixed it several times, but each fix failed within a few weeks. Replaced it with Park whose gauge has failed and been replaced free...
10-09-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,128
Posted By ollo_ollo

Currently running 35's gravel kings on my 1971...

Currently running 35's gravel kings on my 1971 Stella. Another possibility would be a classic touring bike like my Specialized Expedition. At present it has 28's gator skins but could fit much...
08-25-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By ollo_ollo

Here are pics of my 2 SS: 1966 and 1971, got both...

Here are pics of my 2 SS: 1966 and 1971, got both for the 2016 BF $100/100Km Clunker Challenge. 1st is the 66 on July 4th 2016 in full Clunker trim, then the 66 as modified Spring of 2017 after the...
08-15-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 746
Views: 176,833
Posted By ollo_ollo

1988 HK II with VO bar: Just shipped to...

1988 HK II with VO bar: Just shipped to Cantonment Florida (near Pensacola) storage during new home construction. Don...
07-18-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By ollo_ollo

On old Mercedes single stage paint, I always...

On old Mercedes single stage paint, I always start with either Mothers cleaner wax or Maguires cleaner wax, a single step wax that also does mild polishing. Works well on bicycles also. Don
07-17-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,218
Posted By ollo_ollo

Yep. Another rider and I found a yellow arrow...

Yep. Another rider and I found a yellow arrow marker after Mark rode off, up hill to the right. The other, (younger) rider tried to catch-up to gugie but returned saying he was too fast. A couple...
07-17-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By ollo_ollo

Maybe a Fisher Montare?? ...

Maybe a Fisher Montare??
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Gary Fisher Montare
07-07-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,259
Posted By ollo_ollo

Some good alternative suggestions so far. Since...

Some good alternative suggestions so far. Since the Specialized Allez was mentioned earlier, just a reminder that their lower priced "Specialized Sirrus" model is out there, and it had the identical...
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