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09-11-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 85
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Posted By Fivethumbs

Who knows, but thanks for the information! It...

Who knows, but thanks for the information! It would be strange for someone to pay to have the frame repainted in perfect Stuttgart colors only to accept the wrong color in the lug cutouts. Also, the...
09-09-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,129
Posted By Fivethumbs

Do you know any other two-letter paint codes? If...

Do you know any other two-letter paint codes? If we could figure out the format it may give us insite. If "FA" is Faema, then the format could be the first two letters of the paint scheme or the...
09-09-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,129
Posted By Fivethumbs

Merckx lettering on brake bridge painted black.

Merckx lettering on brake bridge painted black.
09-09-19, 02:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,129
Posted By Fivethumbs

I pulled the fork and took these photos. The...

I pulled the fork and took these photos. The letters look like "Go" or "Gp". German Pro perhaps?
...
09-08-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,129
Posted By Fivethumbs

According to an interview with Eddy Merckx in an...

According to an interview with Eddy Merckx in an old Winning magazine that I have, for large frames, he used a mixture of SLX and SPX tubing but still used the SLX sticker. I have a full SPX...
09-08-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,129
Posted By Fivethumbs

Here are a couple more photos. Both lug cutouts...

Here are a couple more photos. Both lug cutouts at the bottom bracket are black. Upon closer inspection the black has an almost matte look. I wonder if the black was primer that the painter forgot to...
09-07-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,129
Posted By Fivethumbs

Actually, being made in 1988 makes sense. The...

Actually, being made in 1988 makes sense. The Stuttgart team started in 1989 so the frames were likely made in 1988 to be ready for the start of the season. I don't think its a repaint.. It's got...
09-06-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,129
Posted By Fivethumbs

Here is my 62cm Stuttgart Corsa Extra. What can...

Here is my 62cm Stuttgart Corsa Extra. What can you tell about it?

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/598x501/merckbb_48dd2e7e614fcdbf20337159e0d2ca925ee58c4c.jpg
03-18-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,271
Posted By Fivethumbs

I have an '89 Merckx Corsa Extra Team Stuttgart....

I have an '89 Merckx Corsa Extra Team Stuttgart. Team bikes were outfitted with Suntour Superbe.. The team later became Telekom.
03-14-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By Fivethumbs

We used to toe in the arms by bending them...

We used to toe in the arms by bending them slightly using a crescent wrench with something like cardboard or tape to protect the finish.
10-21-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By Fivethumbs

I wanna see the Bottecchia!

I wanna see the Bottecchia!
10-14-18, 04:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,589
Posted By Fivethumbs

Some of the Diamond Backs were OS tube sets, so...

Some of the Diamond Backs were OS tube sets, so there's that.
10-05-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By Fivethumbs

For me it does not matter whether Torelli is an...

For me it does not matter whether Torelli is an American brand or not if all the bikes are Italian. Just as if I wanted a Japanese bike I would have no problem buying a Centurion Iron Man; if I...
08-06-18, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 441
Posted By Fivethumbs

After a little Googling, Tange #1...

After a little Googling, Tange #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) is actually thinner than Columbus SL

https://www.tange-design.com/tubing_detail.php?sn=12
...
07-07-18, 02:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By Fivethumbs

I have a Team ADR Bottecchia Equipe SPX that I...

I have a Team ADR Bottecchia Equipe SPX that I bought off the showroom floor in 1989. It was outfitted with full 7 speed C-Record with Delta brakes and Campy Omega rims. The head tube badge, lugs,...
01-27-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,412
Posted By Fivethumbs

I want one of these... ...

I want one of these...

https://i2.wp.com/www.panasonicbikemuseum.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/speed_001.jpg?zoom=1.25&resize=761%2C506&ssl=1
01-01-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,218
Posted By Fivethumbs

Great looking bike! I think your front derailleur...

Great looking bike! I think your front derailleur cable might be better off if it went through the hole in the chain stay bridge
11-02-17, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,690
Posted By Fivethumbs

The Soma Wakizashi seatpost is aero and vintage...

The Soma Wakizashi seatpost is aero and vintage looking and has only a little setback. I've got one and I like it.

Wakizashi Seatpost | SOMA Fabrications...
10-21-17, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By Fivethumbs

I used these on my 6400 8-speed bike and they...

I used these on my 6400 8-speed bike and they worked fine:

Vuelta 130/52 Tooth Road Bike Chainring - Nashbar (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product2_10053_10052_502587_-1)

Vuelta 130/39 Tooth...
09-10-17, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By Fivethumbs

This thread is a marketing ploy...

This thread is a marketing ploy...
09-02-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By Fivethumbs

Shouldn't this be in the doping forum?

Shouldn't this be in the doping forum?
08-29-17, 10:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,648
Posted By Fivethumbs

I guess we must agree to disagree. Every one of...

I guess we must agree to disagree. Every one of the innovations I mentioned were Japanese inventions and were available in the 80's prior to 1987 and yet none are allowed at L'Eroica. I have no idea...
08-29-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,648
Posted By Fivethumbs

Based on what I saw and heard in the cycling...

Based on what I saw and heard in the cycling community during that time period is that at that point in time the Japanese component manufacturers began to eclipse Campagnolo in terms of function and...
08-12-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Fivethumbs

I think you got a good deal. Although Columbus...

I think you got a good deal. Although Columbus Aelle is a lower end tube set, it still makes a great riding bike. I believe that frame set alone in 1990 would have been around $400 and the wheelset...
08-01-17, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By Fivethumbs

Two feedbacks and both as a buyer. Gotta be...

Two feedbacks and both as a buyer. Gotta be careful.
07-12-17, 01:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,340
Posted By Fivethumbs

Save the paint money and get a Gewiss jersey. You...

Save the paint money and get a Gewiss jersey. You can channel Argentin winning LBL.
07-12-17, 01:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By Fivethumbs

I wonder if they became Wheel World?

I wonder if they became Wheel World?
06-18-17, 01:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By Fivethumbs

I just checked eBay. There's a bunch of 68x116...

I just checked eBay. There's a bunch of 68x116 bottom brackets on there.
06-16-17, 02:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By Fivethumbs

According to VeloBase.com the triple front...

According to VeloBase.com the triple front derailleur is 1057.

VeloBase.com - Component: Shimano FD-1057, 105SC...
06-10-17, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,502
Posted By Fivethumbs

I also would not expect a pump peg on a team bike...

I also would not expect a pump peg on a team bike but who knows. I have seen that fork before on Team Z Lemonds.
06-04-17, 10:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,619
Posted By Fivethumbs

Compare with this webpage dated September 2014: ...

Compare with this webpage dated September 2014:

https://coolnago.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/miguel-indurain-official-1992-banesto-bike/
05-24-17, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7,449
Views: 2,002,235
Posted By Fivethumbs

It looks like a nice 105SC group. Is it 7 speed?...

It looks like a nice 105SC group. Is it 7 speed? I would leave it and ride it as is.
03-07-17, 01:58 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 46,913
Posted By Fivethumbs

What handlebars are those?

What handlebars are those?
03-02-17, 01:35 AM
02-11-17, 11:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,211
Posted By Fivethumbs

I've got a set of Matrix ISO C-II wheels. I am...

I've got a set of Matrix ISO C-II wheels. I am not a fan. One is really lopsided and goes out of true often. Plus the sidewalls of the tire where they contact the rims gets worn away so that I am...
02-08-17, 11:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,468
Posted By Fivethumbs

I have never seen anything other than bonded or...

I have never seen anything other than bonded or welded titanium frames. Decals on the other hand - I've seen re-decaled bikes all the time. I'm sure if you look hard enough you will find rust...
01-23-17, 01:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By Fivethumbs

Looks great, can't wait to see the final build.

Looks great, can't wait to see the final build.
01-21-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,598
Posted By Fivethumbs

I got scammed on a 6207 groupset for $45.00 from...

I got scammed on a 6207 groupset for $45.00 from a Chinese seller with 0 feedback. I thought it might be a scam but I figured it was worth a shot. Parts never arrived and got eBay refund after 45...
12-31-16, 01:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,615
Posted By Fivethumbs

None of my bikes will fit a 28 because the top of...

None of my bikes will fit a 28 because the top of the tire tire rubs the rear brake.
12-26-16, 11:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,828
Posted By Fivethumbs

Panasonic did not stop making bikes. There is a...

Panasonic did not stop making bikes. There is a guy on ebay from Japan. His ebay ID is alex_japon. I was thinking about ordering a PR-6000 from him as he can get it from Panasonic and then ship to...
10-24-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7,305
Views: 639,401
Posted By Fivethumbs

According to Roland Della Santa, you do not...

According to Roland Della Santa, you do not grease the bottom bracket spindles.
10-07-16, 01:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,824
Posted By Fivethumbs

It's called cable liner. Shimano Brake Cable...

It's called cable liner.

Shimano Brake Cable Liner Shifter Derailleur Cable Liner Grey 1800mm 2pk | eBay...
08-28-16, 11:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,121
Posted By Fivethumbs

I have an old magazine from 1989 with an...

I have an old magazine from 1989 with an interview of someone from Shimano right after Shimano introduced 8 speed Dura Ace. At the time all frames were built with 126mm dropout spacing. The first...
08-28-16, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,381
Posted By Fivethumbs

That's cool. Alexi Grewal Olympic victory bike.

That's cool. Alexi Grewal Olympic victory bike.
08-28-16, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,109
Posted By Fivethumbs

Before I made my homemade socket tool I was going...

Before I made my homemade socket tool I was going to buy a M4 Slotted Nut Driver. Google it. It looks like it will work too.
08-28-16, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,109
Posted By Fivethumbs

I used an 8mm socket and used the dremel to grind...

I used an 8mm socket and used the dremel to grind out around the four prongs. I rebuilt other sets using needle nose pliers but it was really difficult to get the nut off because they use some kind...
08-25-16, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,109
Posted By Fivethumbs

I made one with a socket and a dremel tool. It's...

I made one with a socket and a dremel tool. It's rough but it worked. I was able to rebuild a couple sets of 6400 STI levers.
08-25-16, 02:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,228
Posted By Fivethumbs

I came across this photo from Retrobike of the...

I came across this photo from Retrobike of the 1989 Merckx catalog. Even though the Merckx ADR team livery was only used by the team in 1988, apparently Merckx still offered it in 1989
...
08-24-16, 09:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,703
Posted By Fivethumbs

Yeah, but after they dragged him through the mud...

Yeah, but after they dragged him through the mud they hosed him off!
08-24-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,839
Posted By Fivethumbs

I seem to remember that someone on this forum...

I seem to remember that someone on this forum repainted a Centurion Ironman as a 7-11 Huffy/Serotta.
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