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05-26-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 924
Posted By Hobbiano

Or you could just keep your drops and flip them...

Or you could just keep your drops and flip them over.

Just kidding!
05-24-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 59,453
Posted By Hobbiano

rsacilotto On the 770 (blue/green) the actual...

rsacilotto On the 770 (blue/green) the actual diameter of the threaded portion is 2.93 mm with a thin flat washer, So maybe it's a M3, and the threaded portion measures 6 mm long. It takes a 2 mm...
05-23-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By Hobbiano

Well if they're not, at least they're cheap. ...

Well if they're not, at least they're cheap.
Sale ends midnight tonight.
I have a similar B-17ish saddle from VO that I haven't used yet. It looks very nice - the leather seems thicker then the...
05-22-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,723
Posted By Hobbiano

So beautiful! Really enjoyed following your...

So beautiful! Really enjoyed following your story. It doesn't have to end here, does it?
05-14-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Hobbiano

I don't have anything that new.

I don't have anything that new.
05-09-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 806
Posted By Hobbiano

What a fine bike. Looks like you opened up a can...

What a fine bike. Looks like you opened up a can of awesome and just poured it all over that thing! A well composed build.
05-07-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By Hobbiano

Yes, but these have extractor/ dust caps/ bolts...

Yes, but these have extractor/ dust caps/ bolts that were oem.
05-06-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Hobbiano

pm sent on the Simplex Shifters.

pm sent on the Simplex Shifters.
05-03-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 439
Posted By Hobbiano

I've used shoe goo to glue in a thin leather boot...

I've used shoe goo to glue in a thin leather boot to repair a cut almost that big in the tread & casing of an almost new Pasela when I ran over a car key and it somehow went straight though the...
04-29-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By Hobbiano

I've bought spokes here a couple years ago and...

I've bought spokes here a couple years ago and they were the best price I could find. They've gone up- from $0.25 then to $0.45 now, plus $0.12 for nipples - but still not too bad at $20.52 per 36...
04-22-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Hobbiano

I'll take it. Pm on the way.

I'll take it. Pm on the way.
04-16-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By Hobbiano

I'll take the VO's. Pm sent.

I'll take the VO's. Pm sent.
04-16-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 69,052
Views: 11,159,404
Posted By Hobbiano

Settle down. It doesn't look like its your size,...

Settle down. It doesn't look like its your size, and they are asking $950 for it.
04-16-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 69,052
Views: 11,159,404
Posted By Hobbiano

Panasonic Touring Deluxe $85. Local pickup in...

Panasonic Touring Deluxe $85. Local pickup in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Desciption says hairline crack at seatstay / brake bridge from resulting from stuck seatpost removal. Looks like it would be a...
04-15-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Hobbiano

In the eighties, Panasonic had two touring bikes,...

In the eighties, Panasonic had two touring bikes, The Pro-Touring and the Touring Deluxe. The Pro-Touring was the top of the line, similar to a Centurion Pro-Tour 15 or a Miyata 1000. The Touring...
04-13-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By Hobbiano

If you get it down to 53x9x29 the cost to ship...

If you get it down to 53x9x29 the cost to ship should drop to $65 - $70 with bike flights. Other sizes will be lower cost as well as long as L + (2xH) + (2xW) is less than 130". (round up to next...
04-09-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Hobbiano

Sent a pm.

Sent a pm.
04-02-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10,212
Views: 1,261,398
Posted By Hobbiano

I'm not tex, but that looks like a 56. I have a...

I'm not tex, but that looks like a 56. I have a 54 so I'm going by the space between the top & down tubes at the head tube.
04-01-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Hobbiano

Looks to be in great shape for it's age. I like...

Looks to be in great shape for it's age. I like the black with the gold (or is it silver) lug lining. I have two 610's and a 1000. Miyata's are really nice bikes.
03-25-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,402
Posted By Hobbiano

Hmm. I knew the Technomic came in a 225mm but was...

Hmm. I knew the Technomic came in a 225mm but was not aware the angled stem was available in that height.
03-25-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,402
Posted By Hobbiano

I can't believe that is all the way down. You may...

I can't believe that is all the way down. You may need to clean the inside of your steerer tube to allow the full range of adjustability.
03-23-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,819
Posted By Hobbiano

Similar measurements to my '73 World Voyageur and...

Similar measurements to my '73 World Voyageur and '82 or so Lotus Classique. A shorter than usual 7 or 8cm stem worked for me. A little extra height helps shorten the reach too.
03-20-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 732
Posted By Hobbiano

Keep in mine that with a smaller frame you would...

Keep in mine that with a smaller frame you would not be able to raise your handlebars as high in relation to the seat. Adjusting your brake levers as SJX426 & Mr66 said will help shorten reach a lot....
03-19-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By Hobbiano

Sent a pm.

Sent a pm.
03-18-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By Hobbiano

Some things you only get one chance at. Or a...

Some things you only get one chance at. Or a lifetime to regret.
03-18-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,338
Posted By Hobbiano

You also have the Retrofriction shifters. They...

You also have the Retrofriction shifters. They were/ are the best non-indexed downtube shifters ever. If it were me, I'd keep that group together. If you do a google search for Simplex Super LJ &...
03-18-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,338
Posted By Hobbiano

I think the rear derailleur is Simplex Super LJ...

I think the rear derailleur is Simplex Super LJ 6600 which is a highly regarded derailleur. What I do know is the mounting bolt is accessed from the backside of the derailleur hanger, and you don't...
03-18-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By Hobbiano

Wow! That bike and the one you bought deserve to...

Wow! That bike and the one you bought deserve to be together. Destiny.
03-17-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,402
Posted By Hobbiano

Why not keep your bars & brake levers and replace...

Why not keep your bars & brake levers and replace the stem for a taller one, Nitto Technomic or Nitto Dirtdrop, for example? That could make a big difference & you'd have more hand positions to...
03-17-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By Hobbiano

Yes, they are 25's. Just checked the pressure &...

Yes, they are 25's. Just checked the pressure & its down to 60 psi. I'll go pump them up and report back.

Just pumped it up to 105 psi and it measures 25.6mm.
03-17-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By Hobbiano

I have a pair of GP 4000's on Mavic Open 4 CD...

I have a pair of GP 4000's on Mavic Open 4 CD rims. They measure 25.4mm wide. I run them on an '85 Centurion Ironman and they have about 1/4" clearance at the tightest spot. 28's might even fit but...
03-16-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,016
Posted By Hobbiano

So you know they were brilliant but you just...

So you know they were brilliant but you just can't remember them?
03-15-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Hobbiano

That's what I was thinking.

That's what I was thinking.
03-14-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Hobbiano

Sent you pm on the 5-speed ProCompe stump puller...

Sent you pm on the 5-speed ProCompe stump puller & mountain climber.
03-13-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By Hobbiano

My apologies. For some reason I read TA-340.

My apologies. For some reason I read TA-340.
03-13-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By Hobbiano

I believe it's a TA-260. Someone was selling...

I believe it's a TA-260. Someone was selling copies that looked pretty good on ebay a while back.
03-01-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By Hobbiano

It looks bigger than 55cm. Or is it 55 ctc? Nice...

It looks bigger than 55cm. Or is it 55 ctc? Nice deal though.
02-25-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 761
Posted By Hobbiano

Have you tried any other tires on your rims? From...

Have you tried any other tires on your rims? From your pictures, the bead on those tires looks thicker than most tires. It looks like the beads would take up most of the room available on those...
02-24-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,154
Posted By Hobbiano

Yes, I agree. Its very nice.

Yes, I agree. Its very nice.
02-23-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,154
Posted By Hobbiano

And some pedals. All I see is pedals.

And some pedals. All I see is pedals.
02-22-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 976,534
Posted By Hobbiano

Nice. I had a '69 Super Sport that color that I...

Nice. I had a '69 Super Sport that color that I bought new when I was fifteen. Actually got it back a couple years ago, after it had been in a flood and then parked for several years. Doesn't look as...
02-22-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By Hobbiano

I had some Turbo S's new in the box for about 25...

I had some Turbo S's new in the box for about 25 or 30 years - at least. They had been stored in the house in a drawer. They still looked really good. rubber felt ok and no cracks, so I mounted and...
02-20-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,154
Posted By Hobbiano

That's nice. It looks never ridden. Why do you...

That's nice. It looks never ridden. Why do you say "too bad about the 105 components"?
02-19-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,303
Posted By Hobbiano

There's another solution to the headset issue. I...

There's another solution to the headset issue. I have a Sports Tourer that came to me with a bmx headset. Fits like it was made for it. It's a Tange BMX 125 alloy headset with cartridge bearings....
02-12-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Hobbiano

Those are nice brakes. Take the time to set them...

Those are nice brakes. Take the time to set them up properly and maybe get new pads, adjust toe in, and they should work great. Pay attention to your cable routing - replace if necessary. Whether...
02-12-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By Hobbiano

I find that once you loosen one bolt. the other...

I find that once you loosen one bolt. the other will be loose, too. So, I use a regular combination wrench to loose the one at the rear, then make an adjustment either way on the other bolt, with my...
02-12-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 74,511
Posted By Hobbiano

^^^I don't think this belongs in this thread.^^^

^^^I don't think this belongs in this thread.^^^
02-11-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By Hobbiano

The crank is Triomphe not Victory. The quick...

The crank is Triomphe not Victory. The quick releases aren't Victory.
The front derailleur looks like Chorus.
The shifters don't look like Victory.
02-07-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By Hobbiano

Ahh, I get it. Actually, given the pieces...

Ahh, I get it. Actually, given the pieces involved, that's kind of what I was thinking, but it seemed kind of impossible. I was wondering if something like that would work on chainstay crush from a...
02-06-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By Hobbiano

Huh? Sounds interesting but I don't understand...

Huh? Sounds interesting but I don't understand what you're saying here. Would you mind trying to explain your method again? I do know what coupling nuts are. Thanks.
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