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01-29-18, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By lenos

Definitely not the decal theory, I think if that...

Definitely not the decal theory, I think if that were the case it would not be that difficult to see. I have bikes that have the effect of fading differently because of a decal and it is usually...
02-21-17, 11:38 PM
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Views: 325
Posted By lenos

Universal model 35 brakes

After many years on the lookout I finally found a pair of Universal model 35 calipers.
Does anybody know what the levers look like?
02-21-17, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By lenos

I wish I could get pictures. It's almost...

I wish I could get pictures. It's almost impossible to even see it unless the sun is just right. I'll do my best.

I think that Bert might work for Shimano in Europe. I'll see if I can contact...
02-19-17, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By lenos

Bert Boom? Handgemaakt Colnago

I have this Saronni red Colnago Super (1982 ish) that I've been putting together and recently started riding it. One day when out in the bright sunshine I looked down and saw what appeared to be...
11-11-16, 02:42 PM
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Views: 167,799
Posted By lenos

ISO Swiss threaded bottom bracket

Needed to go on a 1965 Schwinn Paramount. (I know, strange that it has Swiss threading, but there you are.) I prefer either Stronglight or Campy, and would settle for a right side Campy part as I...
04-07-16, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,721
Posted By lenos

I need to purchase some hex stock and not sure...

I need to purchase some hex stock and not sure what size to get, 8mm, 9mm or? What is the "across the flats" measurement on your oiler?

Thanks
04-07-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,721
Posted By lenos

Damn! I was hoping you needed model '39s. ...

Damn! I was hoping you needed model '39s.

I don't think they were all that picky back in those days, they just put on what they had in the bin, leaving later generations to obsess.

What do...
04-06-16, 11:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,721
Posted By lenos

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04-06-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,721
Posted By lenos

Thanks for trying. I better fire up the lathe. ...

Thanks for trying. I better fire up the lathe. What is the wrench size on the oiler "nut" My guess is 8mm based on the photo but that makes the walls pretty thin with a 7mm thread.

Thanks again...
04-06-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,721
Posted By lenos

Thanks for the offer. I have Model 39 calipers...

Thanks for the offer. I have Model 39 calipers and levers on it at the moment. In the photo of the bike back in the 30's it appears to have calipers that have the 90 degree brake anchor like the...
04-04-16, 11:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,721
Posted By lenos

Yeah, it's 7 mm x 1, not the most common thread...

Yeah, it's 7 mm x 1, not the most common thread around but McMaster-Carr has the taps. (What don't they have?) I'm curious to know what the the inside end of the copper tube looks like, otherwise...
04-04-16, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By lenos

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1056787-...

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1056787-bianchi-saetta-photos.html
04-04-16, 11:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,721
Posted By lenos

Three reasons. The 1939 Bianchi catalog lists...

Three reasons. The 1939 Bianchi catalog lists "cerchi in legno" (Wooden rims) for the Saetta. The daughter of the original owner of the bike recalls him talking about wooden rims. The clinchers...
04-04-16, 10:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,721
Posted By lenos

This one has a small tab on the bottom of the...

This one has a small tab on the bottom of the chainstay, to which and pivot bracket bolts.
04-04-16, 10:47 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 34,315
Posted By lenos

Roger that

Roger that
04-04-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,721
Posted By lenos

Vittoria Margherita

Vittoria Margherita
04-04-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,721
Posted By lenos

How many generations were there? I know the...

How many generations were there?

I know the first generation did not have the twist and flappers, and I've seen last generation with the flappers below the chainstay. There seem to be variations...
04-04-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,721
Posted By lenos

You might think so....:)

You might think so....:)
04-04-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,721
Posted By lenos

Lots of hens teeth in this process. Yes please,...

Lots of hens teeth in this process. Yes please, any info you have is greatly appreciated. The oiler was my next fabrication project.
04-03-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By lenos

I now have the beast working fairly well. I ran...

I now have the beast working fairly well. I ran a piece of string from the chain wheel to the center freewheel cog to get the left-right alignment, then eyeballed the jockey wheel along the...
04-03-16, 09:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,721
Posted By lenos

Bianchi Saetta Photos

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Photos of the Saetta I've been working on. Still some details to work out and a few things that could be improved, but here it is. Also is a "before" picture and a...
04-03-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By lenos

Coming later today, sorry for dragging my feet, I...

Coming later today, sorry for dragging my feet, I really appreciate the advice.
04-02-16, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By lenos

Vittoria Margherita Help-Advice needed

My Bianchi Saetta is finally converging. I've installed the Vittoria Margherita and dealt with the clearance issues etc. (Not simple is it?) Now I'm having trouble getting the jockey wheel to...
03-22-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,443
Posted By lenos

Thanks All!

Thanks All!
03-20-16, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,443
Posted By lenos

Brake pads for wooden rims

I just built up some wheels for a '39 Bianchi and am busily trying to get the thing ready for Eroica CA. I'm wondering what the collective advice is as to what brakes pads will work while...
03-20-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 21,861
Posted By lenos

[QUOTE=Bjbusa;18580016]Thanks for all the info...

[QUOTE=Bjbusa;18580016]Thanks for all the info guys. I'm signed up for the 100 miler.

So since I can't do that much to change the chainring sizes, sounds like I need an 8 speed 11x34. I have...
03-03-16, 12:28 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 21,861
Posted By lenos

From my experience last year mountain bike...

From my experience last year mountain bike gearing would be appropriate. Go as low as you can. Many of the climbs are not just steep but quite rutted, it really is more like mountain biking in a...
02-28-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,586
Posted By lenos

Anybody recognize this sticker? (Circa 1949)

This is what's left of a sticker on a Cambio Corsa equipped Gitan (not Gitane).
507002507003507004507005Does anybody out there know what it is or better yet, what it looks like complete?

Thanks
01-05-16, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By lenos

Grazie!

Grazie!
01-04-16, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By lenos

I used black compound Kool Stop pads on my...

I used black compound Kool Stop pads on my Campagnolo equipped Raleigh Professional at last year's Eroica and they were great. It was raining a good portion of the time, muddy in places and there...
01-04-16, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By lenos

Chain size for Vittoria Margherita, Cambio Corsa etc.

Can someone please tell me what chain width was typically used originally on bikes equipped with Vittoria Margherita, Campagnolo Cambio Corsa and Paris Roubaix?

Thanks!
01-04-16, 10:52 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,919
Posted By lenos

The owner of my LBS has a number of vintage bikes...

The owner of my LBS has a number of vintage bikes and rode at last year's Eroica California, so I'm in pretty good shape. It's a unique shop in a unique town. The clientele runs from homeless people...
12-24-15, 07:00 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,272
Posted By lenos

I use paint stripper to remove old caked on glue....

I use paint stripper to remove old caked on glue. it works great, wash thoroughly afterward.
11-24-15, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By lenos

That would then indicate that the axle for the SA...

That would then indicate that the axle for the SA was spaced to fit the original dropout spacing, which is consistent with the measurements indicated by IAB. Looks like I'm in good shape then to...
11-24-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By lenos

Thanks, I was afraid of that. I'll put up some...

Thanks, I was afraid of that. I'll put up some pictures this weekend (if I don't get sucked into something else)
11-23-15, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By lenos

Vittoria Margherita and Campy Cambio Corsa: what is the correct Over Locknut Distance

I finally found a correct rear hub shell for my Bianchi Saetta (1939) which was (and will soon again be) equipped with a Vittoria Margherita changer. The bike suffered some minor indignities over...
11-19-15, 12:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By lenos

Thanks so much. I have a couple or period rear...

Thanks so much. I have a couple or period rear FB hubs and the recently purchased Siamt that all have the 9.5 mm. The problem is that the dropout slots are about the same or just slightly less than...
11-18-15, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By lenos

1939 Bianchi Saetta axle size question

OK this is pretty esoteric (isn't that part of the beauty?)

I have a 1939 Bianchi Saetta that originally was equipped with a Bianchi stamped Siamt hub and Vittoria Margherita changer. It was...
07-20-15, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By lenos

Yes, the whole frame gets chromed, as it was...

Yes, the whole frame gets chromed, as it was originally. They only finish the head tube lugs, the middle of the seat tube and the rear/lower portions of the stays along with the rear dropouts.
07-19-15, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By lenos

Actually the sticker "before" picture is the...

Actually the sticker "before" picture is the third from left in the picture I posted. But since you asked, here are a few other "befores"....
07-19-15, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By lenos

Any Bianchi Specialissima owners out there?

Nothing is ever as simple as it seems. A while back I purchased an original 64-ish Bianchi Specialissima. After going back and forth I decided to restore it (let's not get into that part). I...
06-01-15, 09:50 AM
05-16-15, 07:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,379
Posted By lenos

I have a heated ultrasonic tank and it's awesome....

I have a heated ultrasonic tank and it's awesome. I use a water based solvent mix from Smart and Final. Also a good soak in Diesel is good to get the grease loosened up on really old stuff.
05-10-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,941
Posted By lenos

Thanks for the information. I believe my bike...

Thanks for the information.
I believe my bike is from 1939; that is what is stamped on the bottom bracket spindle.
From what I can tell, in 1940 Bianchi started using the toothed dropouts foe...
05-10-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,570
Posted By lenos

Loud clutches save lives

Loud clutches save lives
05-08-15, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,231,047
Posted By lenos

I should have one from an International. ...

I should have one from an International. Interested?

(I can't PM, need to generate more posts)
05-08-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,941
Posted By lenos

Can anyone identify these 1930-1940 brakes (frome Bianchi Saetta)?

I have an 1939 Saetta that is missing a few key parts, including the brakes. This photo was posted in a set depicting a 1937 Saetta, and I have a very old picture of my bike, which seems to have the...
03-09-15, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,184
Posted By lenos

Chrome rant

When I take parts to have them re-chromed they always come back too shiny and lots of missing detail.

"Triple" plating means nickle first, then copper, which is where the smoothness and shine...
03-09-15, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,502
Posted By lenos

I've got one from a 70s PX10. Steerer is 148mm...

I've got one from a 70s PX10. Steerer is 148mm as well as I can measure it. It is freshly rechromed. I damaged the frame after the chrome but the fork is intact.

Email or PM me if you are...
01-27-15, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,893
Posted By lenos

Thanks for the info. I was hoping that somewhere...

Thanks for the info. I was hoping that somewhere there was a trail of catalogs but I guess it is not as easy as that. My guess is that if I bring a bike to a show, early '50s build with a Senior...
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