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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...
09-12-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,352
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:
09-05-22, 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
08-28-22, 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
08-18-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,144
Posted By Steel Charlie

A "dump find"?

A "dump find"?
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.
07-29-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,355
Posted By Steel Charlie

Could have fooled me

Could have fooled me
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.
07-12-22, 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
07-06-22, 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, 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...
06-30-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By Steel Charlie

Zepp to strip the anno. Check YouTube. And search...

Zepp to strip the anno. Check YouTube. And search anodizing on this forum

Citrastrip for th paint
06-27-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Steel Charlie

Campy hubs add all the spacing to the right/drive...

Campy hubs add all the spacing to the right/drive side FWIW

and there is plenty of room then for 7 spds
05-25-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By Steel Charlie

Bob Hovey has all the dating info at his Masi site

Bob Hovey has all the dating info at his Masi site
05-04-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,373
Posted By Steel Charlie

Just put the bolt back in almost all the way and...

Just put the bolt back in almost all the way and tap it lightly with a small hammer to break the wedge loose. Take the pieces out, clean, grease, reassemble and Bob's your uncle...
04-29-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,248
Posted By Steel Charlie

I don't really need to worry about that. My...

I don't really need to worry about that. My freewheel bikes all have DuraAce on them now. They replaced New Winners which are still in the drawer. Along with a few extra DA's that I expect to...
04-28-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,248
Posted By Steel Charlie

Binning a vintage POS always brings a smile to my...

Binning a vintage POS always brings a smile to my face knowing that no one will ever be confronted with that trash again. Trash is trash and old trash is still trash.
04-25-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
Posted By Steel Charlie

I have used the stuff on my last five builds. ...

I have used the stuff on my last five builds. The price for the quality was no problem at all. I see no reason to use anything else on my bikes.
04-19-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,248
Posted By Steel Charlie

I know that this is heretical but I avoid all of...

I know that this is heretical but I avoid all of these problems by binning the junk freewheels and using something of some quality. A modest expense that is more than compensated.
03-24-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,677
Posted By Steel Charlie

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1709/crown_001a_0b28ec7a7c3a71a4241267dcfa5a79cd0716cf6f.jpg
'93 Basso Lotto...
03-07-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Steel Charlie

It was only a possible buy so it is NBD to pass...

It was only a possible buy so it is NBD to pass on it. Way too much hassle for me.

thanks for the assists
Charlie
02-26-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By Steel Charlie

Regina freewheels and chains shifted like crap...

Regina freewheels and chains shifted like crap when sparkling new. Old Shimano and Suntour freewheels with SedisSport chains opened a whole new world for Campy NR users. I still have a Shimano 600...
02-05-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 49,408
Posted By Steel Charlie

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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The restored Sannino
01-17-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 353,409
Posted By Steel Charlie

For those of you facing long term medication...

For those of you facing long term medication issues you may want to check out Lambert Vet Supply on the 'net. I've been a customer of theirs for many years now for a variety of meds and they are...
01-07-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 353,409
Posted By Steel Charlie

Bertha sleeps upside down all the time and...

Bertha sleeps upside down all the time and anywhere from on the bed to her fave dirt spot in the back yard. I have lotsa pix but here she is in her winter morning sunspot inside the storm door.
...
01-03-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 33,490
Posted By Steel Charlie

here's one ...

here's one

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12-25-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 353,409
Posted By Steel Charlie

Bertha's winter sun spot inside the storm door ...

Bertha's winter sun spot inside the storm door

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/lemond_004_455988e3a8b3477ac9226f5871cf63cc9b132e02.jpg
12-25-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,040
Posted By Steel Charlie

here's a couple ...

here's a couple

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12-13-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Steel Charlie

I built a 7spd on a 126mm 6spd Dura Ace hub using...

I built a 7spd on a 126mm 6spd Dura Ace hub using 8spd (modded) cogs and spacers from a Sram cassette. Shifted just fine.
09-20-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 110,573
Posted By Steel Charlie

I bought my first Italian bike from Don in 1960 -...

I bought my first Italian bike from Don in 1960 - - an 8speed Olmo.
07-19-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,263
Posted By Steel Charlie

Absolutlier I have to admit that my first...

Absolutlier

I have to admit that my first thot when I saw the thread was "why does he have to be faster?" After reading all of the comments I had a few more questions but I think I'll let it go...
05-21-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 36,276
Posted By Steel Charlie

Sacto area ...

Sacto area https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/sacramento-vintage-bicycle-swap-meet/7324353693.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00P0P_bFri8kouOC2z_0hi0hi_600x450.jpg
03-30-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By Steel Charlie

These folks are GREAT!! ...

These folks are GREAT!!

https://bicycledecals.net/pages/decals
03-29-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,664
Posted By Steel Charlie

All kinds of 42mm stem tubes on Amazon.

All kinds of 42mm stem tubes on Amazon.
03-25-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,568
Posted By Steel Charlie

The steel will expand less and more slowly than...

The steel will expand less and more slowly than the aluminum. I'd go for a hair dryer on the frame and Liquid Wrench - they've worked wonders for me many times.
03-19-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,423
Posted By Steel Charlie

In the early 80's I recall seeing a Nishiki Pro...

In the early 80's I recall seeing a Nishiki Pro with the seat tube nicely crushed in a repair stand by a child pretending to be a mechanic. Fortunately not my bike. It was just in for it's first...
03-11-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By Steel Charlie

Anodize Strip Success !

So the recent acquisition of the LeMond reopened my search for cheap ano stripper. Buried in the google search pix was a youtube thing some bike guy made stripping a chainring with ZEP Industrial...
03-04-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,156
Posted By Steel Charlie

LeMond Buenos Aires

so I saw this on CL and thot - WTF The seller was pretty adamant about the price so I broke down and paid the $100.
2002 Buenos Aires. Made in USA. Renyolds 853 w/carbon fork. Hate the wheels. All...
02-01-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,270
Posted By Steel Charlie

My Dad painted the car he drove to work (Wichita,...

My Dad painted the car he drove to work (Wichita, KA) with KemTone house paint. Just way durable :thumb:
02-01-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,459
Posted By Steel Charlie

I just use the little tool - used to be Sugino...

I just use the little tool - used to be Sugino and now (since '86 or so) the Shimano. In the last +/- 50 years I've never had one come loose. Never had one I couldn't take out. Just been lucky, I...
01-23-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Steel Charlie

Lots of 25mm seatposts around. Check fleabay ...

Lots of 25mm seatposts around. Check fleabay Keep the bike.
01-22-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By Steel Charlie

Campy, and everybody else far as I know, made the...

Campy, and everybody else far as I know, made the same, one length rear bolt for recessed nuts - about 14mm overall and 10mm of threads. The front was 28mm and 18mm of threads. The nuts were...
01-18-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,116
Posted By Steel Charlie

That's a pisser - I lusted after a Ron Cooper for...

That's a pisser - I lusted after a Ron Cooper for ages but never had the $. That one even looks close to my size
01-16-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,129
Posted By Steel Charlie

it's nothing like what you might think ...

it's nothing like what you might think

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01-08-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,200
Posted By Steel Charlie

I'm Not Sure If This Is A Joke

I suspect I'll pass even if it is not

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/reviews/saddles-seat-posts/essax-shark-saddle
...
01-08-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,311
Posted By Steel Charlie

So yesterday was too cold to work in the garage...

So yesterday was too cold to work in the garage and I brought the Sannino into the living room to cut the cables and wrap the bars. It was the first time my wife had seen it on its wheels. She...
01-05-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By Steel Charlie

I have a couple of the Sugino ones as spares and...

I have a couple of the Sugino ones as spares and they had the key on them as well until they met Mr. File. I mean we're not talking about a Swiss movement watch here even tho those were made with...
12-19-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By Steel Charlie

As I recall the late '80s was a fun time for...

As I recall the late '80s was a fun time for funny tube sets. What the particular motivation was for the Gilco MS I can't say but a number of builders used it. The Sannino came to me shortly after...
12-18-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By Steel Charlie

more pix ...

more pix

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x1066/sannino_001a_0f1b1c68ffefb38e583deb82e46dd2fa1570c991.jpg...
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