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08-03-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By SurferRosa

Getting your hands on nice stuff like these 1035...

Getting your hands on nice stuff like these 1035 hubs creates all sorts of problems.

Had I built up previous sets of wheels with dark rims, I wouldn't have this new fascination to do something...
08-01-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 583
Posted By SurferRosa

"Smells like ... ... Victory."

"Smells like ... ... Victory."
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By SurferRosa

Sold for $60 (total), but I gotta pay to ship it,...

Sold for $60 (total), but I gotta pay to ship it, which is fine. Glad someone who wanted it will be mounting it to his bike soon. :thumb:
07-31-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,000
Posted By SurferRosa

Mine are both "41" for 1988. Yours are two...

Mine are both "41" for 1988. Yours are two different years. That's not a problem as long as the arms are the same length. Many of us do this with our bikes for various reasons, like stripped...
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By SurferRosa

Looks like Athena: VeloBase.com - Component:...

Looks like Athena:

VeloBase.com - Component: Campagnolo Athena (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=61b0737f-8be5-4fb9-a00b-a8860b84af7d&Enum=108)

Velobase and the Disraeli Gears site are...
07-30-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,000
Posted By SurferRosa

Hmmm... Can you tell by these two pics of my...

Hmmm... Can you tell by these two pics of my crank?

https://i.imgur.com/NVhLNVP.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/oZNb48z.jpg

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07-30-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By SurferRosa

P!N20, thank you, sir!

P!N20, thank you, sir!
07-30-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,000
Posted By SurferRosa

Thanks for the replies. :thumb: ...

Thanks for the replies. :thumb:



Correct. I'm looking at 1988, so, first gen.



Ahh. That's interesting. Velobase pics for Athena look the same as Chorus -- shiny and beautiful:
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By SurferRosa

Interesting that it has some Athena on it (levers...

Interesting that it has some Athena on it (levers and rear derailleur), not just Triomphe like the others I've seen.

I bought one a couple years ago as a donor. It was an '85. I love Triomphe. And...
Replies: 45
Views: 781
Posted By SurferRosa

He doesn't give up, does he? Going back his an...

He doesn't give up, does he? Going back his an alias account to confirm all the misinformation.

What was the end goal here? An attempt to sell his bike to folks that know far more about Treks...
07-29-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 523
Posted By SurferRosa

I always use my headset wrench on the adjustable...

I always use my headset wrench on the adjustable cup and my adjustable crescent on the locknut.
07-29-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 381
Posted By SurferRosa

"Um, yeah. Let me have ... ok, yeah, let me have...

"Um, yeah. Let me have ... ok, yeah, let me have a Three Musketeers, and a ball point pen, one of those combs there, a pint of Old [Heckler], couple flashlight batteries and some of this beef jerky."...
07-29-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By SurferRosa

Victory/Triomphe is 116. But they usually came...

Victory/Triomphe is 116. But they usually came with a 42t small ring.

I just got a first gen Athena from around 1990 that's 135 bcd. 39t was the popular small ring on those, I guess.

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OP's...
07-29-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 523
Posted By SurferRosa

And seatposts. And down tube shifters. And...

And seatposts. And down tube shifters. And probably pedals. And NR front derailleurs?? And Victory/Triomphe derailleurs. They polish really easily.

I file rash from NR rear derailleurs with good...
07-27-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By SurferRosa

I do a full overhaul and refurb on every one I...

I do a full overhaul and refurb on every one I sell, no matter the level of bike.

But I don't have a life. :eek:

Wait! No, no, I enjoy it. I enjoy the process. That's it. That's why. Whew!...
07-27-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,960
Posted By SurferRosa

It's great when interesting stuff is bundled with...

It's great when interesting stuff is bundled with a new bike purchase. This was found in the saddle bag of the Trek I got yesterday.

https://i.imgur.com/zkhTAfg.jpg

The bungee is from...
07-27-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 15,817
Views: 1,627,275
Posted By SurferRosa

Like "the Force."

Like "the Force."
07-26-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 791
Posted By SurferRosa

They don't look cool with giant loops of housing...

They don't look cool with giant loops of housing rising from them, but look way cool with the perfect amount, especially with nice gum hoods.
07-26-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 296,200
Posted By SurferRosa

Oh boy! New purchase. '87 Trek 560EX without any...

Oh boy! New purchase. '87 Trek 560EX without any of the Shimano. Instead it's hodgepodge Campagnolo, Athena and Nuovo Record.

https://i.imgur.com/hLK4pDV.jpg

Just finished my Windsor project...
07-26-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 57,374
Views: 8,324,401
Posted By SurferRosa

On my way to pick up this little tiny beast. Lots...

On my way to pick up this little tiny beast. Lots of Campy...

https://images.craigslist.org/00909_7FduXRAQ675_0g80am_1200x900.jpg...
07-25-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15,817
Views: 1,627,275
Posted By SurferRosa

Yesterday, i wanted to set out on on a longer...

Yesterday, i wanted to set out on on a longer ride, east around Lake Washington and take I-90 back to Seattle. The first part of the journey out to Marymoor Park was great. I heard/saw three guys...
07-23-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,960
Posted By SurferRosa

How is life on Venus?

How is life on Venus?
07-23-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 279
Posted By SurferRosa

My advice ... ...

My advice ...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fizik-Road-Bar-tape-Tempo-Microtex-Classic-2mm-Handlebar-Tape-Honey-Brown-NIB/333159419985?epid=28027228605&hash=item4d91d95051:g:j8oAAOSwWw9ctaY-
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07-22-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 855
Posted By SurferRosa

"Slime in the ice machine!" - Marvin...

"Slime in the ice machine!"
- Marvin Zindler
07-21-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By SurferRosa

You could do an Abbôtt and Costello bit about the...

You could do an Abbôtt and Costello bit about the name.

"What's it called."
"It's the Special."
"Yes, it's very nice. What model Mondia is it."
"It's the Special model."
"I'm just askin'. If...
07-20-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 57,374
Views: 8,324,401
Posted By SurferRosa

The Wacky thread got me looking at Milwaukee's...

The Wacky thread got me looking at Milwaukee's bikes. The paint on this tall GR looks great.

​​​​https://images.craigslist.org/00j0j_gPPuvN2Xyor_0QE0tC_1200x900.jpg...
07-20-20, 01:20 AM
Replies: 19,349
Views: 3,160,530
Posted By SurferRosa

​​​​​​Cool looking bottle.

​​​​​​Cool looking bottle.
07-20-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 595
Posted By SurferRosa

I'd like to see this on shag carpeting with a...

I'd like to see this on shag carpeting with a pillow or scarf, maybe some sweet soul music in the background.

tmi?
07-19-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 938
Posted By SurferRosa

I remember when I was a boy our town knurler was...

I remember when I was a boy our town knurler was indeed called Gappy, but maybe because he was missing his front teeth. His profound lisp was a little hard to understand. And he was often drunk,...
07-18-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,370
Posted By SurferRosa

I've found vintage muscle exercises can really...

I've found vintage muscle exercises can really help in the use of vintage side-pulls.

https://simplexstrong.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/siegmund-klein-how-to-develope-a-powerful-neck.jpg

You...
07-18-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By SurferRosa

Got the propane torch out, and cheater bar. It...

Got the propane torch out, and cheater bar. It finally gave way. Skewer's bent, but will survive.

So, what did we learn?​​​​​​

You can file the notches of a Shimano 600 freewheel to accept a...
07-17-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 938
Posted By SurferRosa

Take it to the best lbs you have that specializes...

Take it to the best lbs you have that specializes in vintage bikes. They should have a knurling tool.

Loctite makes special stuff to close bearing interfaces. Check their website. It can be...
07-16-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19,349
Views: 3,160,530
Posted By SurferRosa

​​​​​​Reminds me of being stuck at a red light on...

​​​​​​Reminds me of being stuck at a red light on my bike one afternoon, and this redneck in an El Camino quite a ways off kept yelling, "I got a big ****!"

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07-16-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 296,200
Posted By SurferRosa

Overhauled these replacement MKS pedals for my...

Overhauled these replacement MKS pedals for my Windsor project and spray painted the dust caps gold.

https://i.imgur.com/rvJg4t2.jpg

Next up are the original Shimano 600s, a model I've never...
07-16-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,246
Posted By SurferRosa

$1k for a heavy Collegiate? :foo:

$1k for a heavy Collegiate? :foo:
07-15-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19,349
Views: 3,160,530
Posted By SurferRosa

Wonder how he repurposed the top tube? Maybe a...

Wonder how he repurposed the top tube? Maybe a towel rack for the meth lab? At least he reinforced the down tube with an attractive piece of metal. "Works good!"
07-15-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 855
Posted By SurferRosa

That's one of the most difficult jobs. If you can...

That's one of the most difficult jobs. If you can replace tire bearings, you can fix anything. :thumb:
07-15-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 19,349
Views: 3,160,530
Posted By SurferRosa

"I'm 6' 3" and it always felt a touch small for...

"I'm 6' 3" and it always felt a touch small for me."

https://images.craigslist.org/00R0R_HOPnaaH8Pg_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-miyata-615/7159312787.html...
07-14-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,392
Posted By SurferRosa

. https://i.imgur.com/dBm62mk.gif .

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https://i.imgur.com/dBm62mk.gif
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07-14-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,307
Posted By SurferRosa

Do you have a restocking fee? I've been...

Do you have a restocking fee?

I've been offered twice to buy bikes I've just sold, and declined both times. I'm not in the bike rental biz.
07-13-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 207,214
Posted By SurferRosa

I think I over-watered this potted plant outside...

I think I over-watered this potted plant outside my door. It has withered. My little bear doesn't mind. First time I've seen him in there...

https://i.imgur.com/PUCLQKS.jpg
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07-12-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 590
Posted By SurferRosa

To verify it's a rim issue, switch out the wheels...

To verify it's a rim issue, switch out the wheels to test.
07-12-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By SurferRosa

Sure helps to use a mid- or (in your case)...

Sure helps to use a mid- or (in your case) long-cage rd.

A short cage, like Nuovo Record or Sprint rd can't easily support such a wide gap in required chain length between the two rings.
07-10-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,392
Posted By SurferRosa

"Great minds ..."

"Great minds ..."
07-09-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,184
Posted By SurferRosa

Good to hear. :thumb:

Good to hear. :thumb:
07-09-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 769
Posted By SurferRosa

I'd use the nicest, chromed Sunrace freewheel I...

I'd use the nicest, chromed Sunrace freewheel I could find on ebay.

Your brakes should work great with new cable, housing, kool-stops, and perfectly true rims.
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By SurferRosa

In my market, it wouldn't last a week at $300. I...

In my market, it wouldn't last a week at $300. I think it would sell at $400.
07-04-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 582
Posted By SurferRosa

The cat's least favorite evening.

The cat's least favorite evening.
07-03-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 296,200
Posted By SurferRosa

Yay! Thank god for a new project. Everything has...

Yay! Thank god for a new project. Everything has been so expensive, I haven't been able to afford anything to flip. The "almost original" owner delivered this Windsor Super Carrera to me from way...
07-03-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By SurferRosa

I use Velo Orange down tube clamps and their...

I use Velo Orange down tube clamps and their stainless, old school cages. I currently have two bikes setup like this, but have had others. Only one day did one come loose on a ride, which was...
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