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09-21-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,976
Posted By kunsunoke

I imagine Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal whip...

I imagine Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal whip would have been something hand-made by the French (custom Imron paint job), with reasonably relaxed geometry and a custom pre-softened Brooks saddle...
09-18-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,621
Posted By kunsunoke

Wasn't the bike that got the...

Wasn't the bike that got the frame-pump-in-the-spokes a Free Spirit that the movie people got from Sears? Masi wouldn't allow one of their own bikes to be destroyed, apparently.
09-08-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,942
Posted By kunsunoke

Depends on what you're doing with the bikes. ...

Depends on what you're doing with the bikes.

As city bikes, commuters, point a to point b riders, Schwinn's electro-forged bikes are fine. More than fine, actually, assuming you don't need the...
09-07-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,993
Posted By kunsunoke

This market is wildly inconsistent. Vintage...

This market is wildly inconsistent. Vintage stuff is overpriced (particularly on eBay) and nobody wants it. Cheap stuff is overpriced and nobody wants it. But if your bike is from one of the large...
08-11-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,228
Posted By kunsunoke

Some sources for replacement decals - ...

Some sources for replacement decals -
https://www.velocals.com/
https://www.bicycledecals.net/
08-09-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By kunsunoke

Try one of these: Nitto Technomic quill...

Try one of these:

Nitto Technomic quill stems at Ben's Cycle (https://www.benscycle.com/nitto-technomic-l225-long-quill-stem/stem_nitto_technomicl225_870/product)
07-31-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,846
Posted By kunsunoke

I never said Faliero Masi taught all US builders,...

I never said Faliero Masi taught all US builders, because such was not the case. My point was that road bikes up until that point were quite different, with slack geometry - and sometimes...
07-29-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,846
Posted By kunsunoke

Construction of bicycles has been ongoing since...

Construction of bicycles has been ongoing since the nineteenth century. Early safety bikes can be fantastically well constructed, but difficult to manage, due to drive trains from hell. We got most...
07-27-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,846
Posted By kunsunoke

No, I think the Italians and other nationals were...

No, I think the Italians and other nationals were building bikes long before the 1970s. What is undeniable is that the builders eventually coalesced around Italian ideas about aesthetics and...
07-27-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,846
Posted By kunsunoke

Who taught those other builders to build those...

Who taught those other builders to build those bikes that you think are exactly the same? Build quality used to be much poorer in the USA - but then Faliero Masi taught an entire generation of...
07-26-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,846
Posted By kunsunoke

It's not marketing. It's experience. I'm not...

It's not marketing. It's experience. I'm not the only person that noticed.
07-21-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,846
Posted By kunsunoke

They look like what we expect race bikes ought to...

They look like what we expect race bikes ought to look like.
They instantly evoke nostalgia for simpler times, when cycling didn't focus on marketing of plastic bikes to plastic people.
They have...
05-09-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By kunsunoke

GP4s are awesome tubular rims. They build true. ...

GP4s are awesome tubular rims. They build true. They stay true. You can use them on or off-road.

If only Mavic would start making them again, the world would be a much better place. Their...
04-24-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By kunsunoke

Try this site: https://www.koolestuff.com/ ...

Try this site:

https://www.koolestuff.com/

https://www.ebay.com/itm/KOOL-LEMON-Yellow-Paint-for-Schwinn-Bike-Restoration-for-STINGRAY-Bicycle-others-/192245148559
10-17-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,724
Posted By kunsunoke

It's not nostalgia. Modern tubular tires...

It's not nostalgia.

Modern tubular tires continue to ride better than clinchers of the same casing diameter and same thread count.

Tubulars can be inflated to much higher pressures than...
10-05-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Posted By kunsunoke

It's a Bridgestone from the Petersen era, and...

It's a Bridgestone from the Petersen era, and therefore somewhat collectible - but whether you decide to go that route depends on your interest in / commitment to restoration.

The bends don't...
07-24-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,432
Posted By kunsunoke

The major issue will be tire clearance and brake...

The major issue will be tire clearance and brake reach. If you stick with steel there should be no issues with durability unless you bunny-hop or jump on a regular basis.

Framesets that will...
05-02-18, 07:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,947
Posted By kunsunoke

Been thinking about this for a while. ...

Been thinking about this for a while.

Eroica Keystone seems just about perfect, and could be based in Kutztown, Jim Thorpe or Trexlertown, PA. It'd be no more than 1-4 hours from the Acela...
09-05-15, 05:56 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 46,133
Posted By kunsunoke

Arabesque gets disrespected mainly because of the...

Arabesque gets disrespected mainly because of the way it worked, which was inferior to Suntour. In fact, one can think of Arabesque as a metaphor for Shimano's market presence during the '70s...
08-29-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 36,569
Posted By kunsunoke

Reynolds 531 and Columbus SL are magic, but that...

Reynolds 531 and Columbus SL are magic, but that doesn't mean 103 is bad. It's fine for what it was designed to do - be built into internally-brazed and inexpensive sport road bikes.
08-02-14, 07:30 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 16,955
Posted By kunsunoke

Better than the Beatles: ...

Better than the Beatles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxPsXPCR5MU&list=PL9A2331D317BA2ED9
06-29-14, 05:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 37,888
Posted By kunsunoke

Bridgestone's exit from the USA market was for...

Bridgestone's exit from the USA market was for the same reason as the exit by Panasonic - who also built good bikes. It had everything to do with Yen shock.

If the majority of the parts you...
01-09-14, 05:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,221
Posted By kunsunoke

What everyone needs to know about Huffys,...

What everyone needs to know about Huffys, Murrays, Columbias, Kents and other department-store specials from the 60s-90s:

They are:

1) Heavy (30 lbs. plus)
2) Poorly-constructed
3) horrid in...
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