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09-24-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By Steel Charlie

For me, black anything on a bike just becomes a...

For me, black anything on a bike just becomes a black blob. Bikes have totally cool components and lines and are simply a visual delight mechanically. Why anyone deliberately fades any of that by...
09-22-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,804
Posted By Steel Charlie

I have never seen a Confente bike but I have seen...

I have never seen a Confente bike but I have seen several Wizards and spoke with Mr. Baylis a number of times at races in the '80s. His work was IMO absolutely the best. My greatest regret is that...
09-20-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 536
Posted By Steel Charlie

I had a motorcycle like that. Every time I took...

I had a motorcycle like that. Every time I took the motor down I had pieces left over after it was back together.
09-19-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By Steel Charlie

Shimano STI-4400 Hoods?

Seem to have vanished from the Earth. Are there any others that fit - 6400?, etc?

thanks for any assist
Charlie
09-15-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Steel Charlie

Here's the Sannino MS that I have - lotsa pix ...

Here's the Sannino MS that I have - lotsa pix

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1219755-sannino-comes-home.html
09-12-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,349
Posted By Steel Charlie

The biggest waste of money is money not spent. ...

The biggest waste of money is money not spent. If you don't use it then why bother getting it? And when you croak, someone else will spend what you didn't on really stupid stuff. :50:
09-08-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By Steel Charlie

Still looking for these?

Still looking for these?
09-05-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,071
Posted By Steel Charlie

Just Google Hill's Microwelding. They can fix...

Just Google Hill's Microwelding. They can fix anything
08-31-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Steel Charlie

Young champions. Later in life they use 64's. ...

Young champions. Later in life they use 64's. And then they give up the drops entirely for something usable. Bullhorns work fine for me and I feel no shame for not having drops. My antique back...
08-29-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,314
Posted By Steel Charlie

Might be a business opportunity in exporting a...

Might be a business opportunity in exporting a few from this planet to Rainbow - at both ends even :thumb:
08-29-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,539
Posted By Steel Charlie

seriously, folks not to put too fine a point...

seriously, folks

not to put too fine a point on it

but

If you're not swinging 10, don't have an ex-super model for a wife, don't have a Ferrari in the garage, etc, is filling a pile of...
08-28-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,539
Posted By Steel Charlie

I always have to wonder what sort of mind sees...

I always have to wonder what sort of mind sees accumulating bins full of parts with apparently no intended purpose as a good thing.

But that might just be me
08-26-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,314
Posted By Steel Charlie

And you came back to this one?

And you came back to this one?
08-18-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,144
Posted By Steel Charlie

A "dump find"?

A "dump find"?
08-16-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,470
Posted By Steel Charlie

I was referring to wheels that I had built. I...

I was referring to wheels that I had built. I did break a spoke in an OEM wheel on my first dualie tho. Does that count?
08-15-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 969
Posted By Steel Charlie

Worked, dinnit? The three LeMonds that I've...

Worked, dinnit?

The three LeMonds that I've had all used that same bottle mount
08-15-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By Steel Charlie

Tab A / Slot B

Tab A / Slot B
08-15-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,470
Posted By Steel Charlie

Fascinating! In the last 45 years or so I've...

Fascinating! In the last 45 years or so I've never broken a straight gauge spoke (or a hub) of any diameter. I have a set of straight 15's (like almost everything that I build) on DA hubs that I...
08-13-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,470
Posted By Steel Charlie

Beefy is good. Anyone who can tell the difference...

Beefy is good. Anyone who can tell the difference between a 1.8 wheel and a 2.0 wheel must be something special. The difference between brands of tires' weights is just way bigger and can actually be...
08-12-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By Steel Charlie

Torelli Back In The Day

So in early times in the '80s did Torelli market any low line bikes or were they all pretty much decent quality products?

Thanks
08-12-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Steel Charlie

There was one for sale in Sacramento. The decal...

There was one for sale in Sacramento. The decal was early Aelle and there were no ridges in the steerer to indicate anything else. I passed on it and it has since sold best I know.
08-11-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,522
Posted By Steel Charlie

It may just be me, but I can't tell you how...

It may just be me, but I can't tell you how grateful I am that I don't have to ride that saddle position. No wonder the stem is so high.
08-07-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Steel Charlie

Ciocc Mockba 80?

Does anyone know what tube sets were used for the early Mockba 80 framesets. The ones that had clamp on front derailleurs?

TIA
Charlie
08-05-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By Steel Charlie

I'm certain that you are absolutely correct in...

I'm certain that you are absolutely correct in all of that as we all know that it has been proven time and time again that belief equates to reality.
08-05-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By Steel Charlie

To improve the shifting? Really? You can tell the...

To improve the shifting? Really? You can tell the difference? Wow!

What do you do with vertical dropouts that have the jockey so "far" away? The obvious sluggish shifting must be almost...
08-04-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By Steel Charlie

You might want to get the wheel a bit further...

You might want to get the wheel a bit further back in the dropouts too.

I never could understand why there is such a fascination for so many people with hanging the rear wheel on the lip of the...
08-04-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By Steel Charlie

Keep your down tube shifters in a safe place cos...

Keep your down tube shifters in a safe place cos you might want to go back to them real soon. I've tried a variety of bar ends on a variety of bikes for a variety of purposes. I have never found a...
08-02-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Steel Charlie

I have a Regina Extra America Super Leggero...

I have a Regina Extra America Super Leggero 13-18. New. PM if interested

Thanks
Charlie
08-01-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,355
Posted By Steel Charlie

I've always thought that was beyond funny. When I...

I've always thought that was beyond funny. When I was young we laughed at kids whose parents got them a Mustang. The old ones are still one of the most unattractive cars Ford ever built no matter...
07-29-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,355
Posted By Steel Charlie

Could have fooled me

Could have fooled me
07-28-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,234
Posted By Steel Charlie

Merziac needs no defending. Doing the job...

Merziac needs no defending.
Doing the job correctly is the reason I do all of my own work. I've ceased to trust anyone else taking the time or knowing what they're doing.
but that might just be me
07-27-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By Steel Charlie

Possible to share the brand name?

Possible to share the brand name?
07-22-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,234
Posted By Steel Charlie

Every time. Just part of doing the job the way...

Every time. Just part of doing the job the way it should be done.
07-22-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,042
Posted By Steel Charlie

Does anyone have any information on the Moron...

Does anyone have any information on the Moron tube sets that I believe were used by Kona?
07-18-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Steel Charlie

Cino MMXXII Urgent Update

I've just received notice that this route has been added
...
07-15-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By Steel Charlie

OP saddle positions look beyond brutal. but...

OP saddle positions look beyond brutal.

but that might just be me
07-15-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,809
Posted By Steel Charlie

Making a pig's ear out of a pig's ear will be...

Making a pig's ear out of a pig's ear will be costly and ultimately not all that satisfying.

I would recommend deciding how many $ are available and perhaps make some sort of decision based on...
07-12-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,204
Posted By Steel Charlie

I objected to the term "required". Simply not...

I objected to the term "required". Simply not true.
07-12-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By Steel Charlie

Have the BB refaced to 68mm. That's only...

Have the BB refaced to 68mm. That's only 1mm/side and the world will never know
07-08-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 700
Posted By Steel Charlie

Tire Tool Thingie

anyone actually tried one of these gizmos?

https://winxwheels.com/products/cycle-mate?variant=42445353943287
07-07-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,079
Posted By Steel Charlie

yeah - sorry about the zombie thing my bad ...

yeah - sorry about the zombie thing my bad

and thanks for the above
Charlie
07-07-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,204
Posted By Steel Charlie

That's simply not true. I have had index shift...

That's simply not true. I have had index shift Shimano from 6 to 9 speed on a variety of horizontal drop out bikes. Exactly None have received or required any special attention.

My late '70s...
07-07-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Steel Charlie

Exactly ! Many thanks Charlie

Exactly !

Many thanks
Charlie
07-07-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,079
Posted By Steel Charlie

WOW ! ! That's great! Many thanks to all. ...

WOW ! !

That's great! Many thanks to all.

Cheers
Charlie
07-06-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By Steel Charlie

WOW ! ! Am I the only one that ... It's...

WOW ! !

Am I the only one that ...

It's a just a joke, folks.
07-06-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Steel Charlie

All of the index levers fit the same boss the...

All of the index levers fit the same boss the standard braze on stud. I'm just asking there is a clamp on lever mount with the same boss.

Thanks
07-06-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Steel Charlie

Shimano Index Q

Does anyone know if the index shift levers will work on the older clamp on lever mount bands?

TIA
Charlie
07-06-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By Steel Charlie

All Our fault - But you Can Help

Urban Cycling Institut (https://www.facebook.com/urbancyclinginstitute/?__cft__[0)e"Bicycle is the slow death of the planet."
A banker made the economists think this when he said:
“A cyclist is a...
07-03-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 808
Posted By Steel Charlie

Tough Shed

Tough Shed
07-02-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By Steel Charlie

So here's what I did not that long ago ...

So here's what I did not that long ago

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1225600-anodize-strip-success.html
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