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Posted By kylarr

This one is slated to be stuffed in my mailbox...

This one is slated to be stuffed in my mailbox early next week! It was an impulse and I'm so curious about it. Top quality parts that point to early sixties. But why no model name decal? And whats...
12-13-17, 09:07 PM
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Posted By kylarr

My process for the paint was to strip the frame...

My process for the paint was to strip the frame of parts, partially media blast the frame, then get distracted. Then, about six months later the process began again, with me this time boxing it up,...
12-11-17, 10:24 PM
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Posted By kylarr

Oh man! Nice bike! I had no idea how well a bike...

Oh man! Nice bike! I had no idea how well a bike could be built to handle its given purpose till I rode my Lobster.
12-09-17, 11:59 AM
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Posted By kylarr

Thanks! It was fun getting back into old road...

Thanks! It was fun getting back into old road steel. I pretty much sold off all my other vintage stuff because my interests had switched to this:
...
12-09-17, 09:58 AM
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Posted By kylarr

Here is a late 70's early 80's Colnago Super that...

Here is a late 70's early 80's Colnago Super that a friend of mine gave me. It was pretty much a wreck when I got it. Stuck seatpost and stem that had both been sawed off in their tubes and had to be...
06-15-17, 07:20 PM
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Posted By kylarr

Thanks noglider! I'll look in to this...

Thanks noglider! I'll look in to this instructables thing. I'm all for bringing accurate tire pressure to the masses. unfortunately, I didnt take any pictures of the process so I'll have to take it...
06-14-17, 10:11 PM
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Posted By kylarr

Thanks Brent! Not only was the gauge that was on...

Thanks Brent! Not only was the gauge that was on the pump inaccurate, it has such a large scale that the needle itself is about three pounds.

I got everything from Grainger. One can spend crazy...
06-14-17, 09:30 PM
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Posted By kylarr

I've been pretty much exclusively riding and...

I've been pretty much exclusively riding and spending my moneys on cyclocross and mountain bikes the past few years. Both sports benefit from you running low and precise air pressure. I was having...
01-12-15, 08:26 PM
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Posted By kylarr

It seem that all my road favorites like the...

It seem that all my road favorites like the Cinelli "dusty rose", celeste, and any of the Merckx team colors have been taken I have to go back to my mountain biking roots.

The Yeti turquoise and...
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Posted By kylarr

Thanks for that, I had fun. I would not have...

Thanks for that, I had fun. I would not have guessed what it actually was in a million years.

Now you just need to promote the sport, get people playing with other bikes being built here and then...
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Posted By kylarr

There is something weird going on with the saddle...

There is something weird going on with the saddle supports. The frame shouldn't be visible from that perspective. Is it some sort of Pederson (sp?) takeoff?
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Posted By kylarr

Is it a Rickert?

Is it a Rickert?
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Posted By kylarr

Man, I used to think I knew hubs pretty well but...

Man, I used to think I knew hubs pretty well but those are throwing me. I have looked at every hub on velospace and done a few random google searches and have come up with squat.

The only...
12-31-14, 10:37 AM
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Posted By kylarr

I guess you could say that I left my posterior...

I guess you could say that I left my posterior exposed on that one.
12-30-14, 02:26 PM
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Posted By kylarr

I finally found a match for my rear. ...

I finally found a match for my rear.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8680/15962118358_39731ea785.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qjw2Fd)IMG_0760 (https://flic.kr/p/qjw2Fd) by lelandgibson...
12-25-14, 10:09 PM
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Posted By kylarr

No, its not cheap. Even routine maintenance is...

No, its not cheap. Even routine maintenance is pretty crazy and this is far beyond that. When we finished, all the frames and planks in the hull were less than six years old.



Heh, with the...
12-25-14, 12:28 PM
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Posted By kylarr

For the last eight years I have been working as a...

For the last eight years I have been working as a shipwright doing mostly structural carpentry and some systems, driveline and metal work on medium and large wooden boats. Its my first real career...
12-18-14, 08:38 PM
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Posted By kylarr

Yeah, I often stop in and see what is hanging on...

Yeah, I often stop in and see what is hanging on the walls when I am waiting for the Bainbridge-Seattle ferry. He also brings a spectacular array of bikes to the Seattle bike expo. He and Bob Freeman...
12-17-14, 11:43 PM
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Posted By kylarr

That was me! I am glad you got it. I was...

That was me!

I am glad you got it. I was sorely tempted and it was just down the road from me.

I cant wait to see the after paint pictures.
12-06-14, 12:00 PM
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Posted By kylarr

Here is a pretty cool restoration project. Pre...

Here is a pretty cool restoration project. Pre war Paramount:

VINTAGE PRE WAR SCHWINN PARAMOUNT FRAMESET (http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/4792586887.html)

I am thinking about it...
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Posted By kylarr

Cinelli has been making bikes from 1946-7 to...

Cinelli has been making bikes from 1946-7 to present and the three hole lugs were only used for about 15 years of that run. I would say that the fastback stay treatment is a far more defining feature...
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Posted By kylarr

I can't be sure but I think it actually is a...

I can't be sure but I think it actually is a Cinelli with a repaint. I bet all the silver bits and decals are original.
10-23-14, 08:43 AM
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Posted By kylarr

I would like to echo this advice.I say this...

I would like to echo this advice.I say this because the seller had some other wheel and rim auctions from the same estate sale going while this bike was running and there was a lot of nice stuff. I...
09-29-14, 08:08 PM
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Posted By kylarr

I rode a Merlin as my only road bike for eight...

I rode a Merlin as my only road bike for eight years. It was amazing, they are super stable and responsive bikes. I have bombed hills at ~50 m.p.h and done 100 mile days, I never gave the bike a...
09-19-14, 07:06 PM
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Posted By kylarr

The badge screws are the real deal. While this...

The badge screws are the real deal. While this may not have always been the case the correct oval head slotted screws are impossible to find, short of custom made. Its more common for repop badges to...
09-18-14, 07:12 PM
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Posted By kylarr

Nice bike, I like how it has been worked over. It...

Nice bike, I like how it has been worked over. It leaves you free to modify it as a rider with no thought as to originality. That chainring drillium is classy and well done.

If I had to hazard a...
09-15-14, 09:08 PM
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Posted By kylarr

funny and true. This is a special frame. ...

funny and true. This is a special frame.



That is a cause I can get behind. Fight the taxman. I also bet that he didn't expect people to be parsing the minutia of his frames fifty years from...
09-15-14, 07:18 PM
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Posted By kylarr

Cupertino bike shop used to be owned by Spence...

Cupertino bike shop used to be owned by Spence Wolf, and I think a fair percentage of the Cinellis imported into the west coast region of the U.S. (possibly the whole country?)came through him. The...
09-11-14, 08:12 PM
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Posted By kylarr

I would love to see some more pictures of the...

I would love to see some more pictures of the lugs but I am mostly sure it is a Cinelli Supercorsa missing its badge and Decals (easy to rectify on a chrome frame). Because of the drain hole in the...
07-31-14, 11:03 PM
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Posted By kylarr

What a great bike and story! It sounds like you...

What a great bike and story! It sounds like you deserve it which makes it even sweeter.

As to the serial number, the first two digits are the year as you surmised and the last three show that it...
07-21-14, 06:52 PM
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Posted By kylarr

Man, I love that color. That will look stunning...

Man, I love that color. That will look stunning built up. Who did the paint?

There is a late fifties Super Corsa with a Brian Baylis paintjob in that color that I have seen in pictures. It is a...
07-20-14, 11:30 PM
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Posted By kylarr

I wish I could take better pictures. My 1957...

I wish I could take better pictures.

My 1957 Super Corsa:
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3198/13048922363_90db4593a6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/kT6914)[/url] (https://flic.kr/p/kT6914)
...
06-10-14, 07:22 PM
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Posted By kylarr

They could also be 110 spacing with 3/8 axles....

They could also be 110 spacing with 3/8 axles. Phil Wood made a lot of BMX hubs. I wouldn't worry though. The BMX ones actually are more sought after and fetch a premium over the road ones. If that...
06-10-14, 06:57 PM
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Posted By kylarr

Man, I must have looked at that picture and at...

Man, I must have looked at that picture and at some of my bikes for five minutes last night. I was trying to figure out if those were the pointed lugs or just a trick of the lighting. I was more...
06-09-14, 11:25 PM
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Views: 7,690
Posted By kylarr

Hi, Nice price on those hubs. Those are...

Hi,

Nice price on those hubs. Those are the second generation hubs with brushed stainless barrels. Also, judging by the axle bolts and the relative width of the hubs, I would guess they are...
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Posted By kylarr

Hi, I believe the bike is a Cinelli...

Hi,

I believe the bike is a Cinelli Riviera. At that time it was a more budget oriented model that Cinelli had built by another firm.

I have seen nice examples with original parts go on...
04-21-14, 09:56 PM
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Posted By kylarr

I see a lot of recommendations for hard heavy...

I see a lot of recommendations for hard heavy woods as a suitable choice. Really, any wood will be stronger than what was there. the tubing that is being replaced is ~.5 mm thick in a high end frame...
04-20-14, 08:32 PM
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Posted By kylarr

yeah, that would work as well. As long as there...

yeah, that would work as well. As long as there is enough tooth on the inside of the tube. I would put some grooves on the hidden part of the wood to ensure there is still glue after all the slipping...
04-20-14, 07:21 PM
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Posted By kylarr

That is a neat idea. I like that bike. ...

That is a neat idea. I like that bike.


Wood is strongest in compression along the grain. It can also flex quite a lot and has a fatigue life you have no chance of seeing the end of. It should be...
03-15-14, 09:08 PM
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Posted By kylarr

I have finally gotten my circa 1957 Cinelli back...

I have finally gotten my circa 1957 Cinelli back together.

As found:
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5457/9335306529_1afc39ee28_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fdVToR)

Now:...
03-10-14, 04:40 PM
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Posted By kylarr

I don't want to be the bearer of bad news but I...

I don't want to be the bearer of bad news but I think that is maybe not a Cinelli. The serial number on the seat lug and not the bottom bracket as well as two holes (not three) in the head lug make...
03-03-14, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,917
Posted By kylarr

I was unfortunately unable to attend the actual...

I was unfortunately unable to attend the actual show. I did get to see a fair number of the bikes when I dropped mine off on Friday (I think you might be able to see it's rear wheel between the...
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Views: 1,353
Posted By kylarr

That is a great bike. As said before, don't...

That is a great bike. As said before, don't restore. Not only will you be underwater in a money sense, you will also lose a certain percentage of buyers.

Those are first generation Phil hubs...
02-03-14, 09:17 PM
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Views: 2,833
Posted By kylarr

Actually, if you compare modern Campy to Nuovo...

Actually, if you compare modern Campy to Nuovo Record they are. A standard setup now is 53-11 versus 52-13. Whether one can use the extra gearing for anything but going faster down hills is another...
01-24-14, 01:32 AM
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Posted By kylarr

When I first got into vintage bikes one of my...

When I first got into vintage bikes one of my most valued resources was Mike Kone's price guide. you can find it here

http://sheldonbrown.com/vrbn-a-f.html

The prices are all from 1997 so...
01-24-14, 01:06 AM
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Posted By kylarr

I recently found what I consider a grail in the...

I recently found what I consider a grail in the 1951-52 Cinelli I just got. I didn't know what I had till it showed up and I saw exactly what it was. I am an ardent fan and collector of Cinelli Super...
01-20-14, 08:50 PM
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Views: 8,552
Posted By kylarr

I believe a competent framebuilder could lengthen...

I believe a competent framebuilder could lengthen the steerer without damaging the paint. I don't know what this will cost you but you will just have to decide what it is worth to ride the bike....
01-08-14, 12:08 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 19,253
Posted By kylarr

Chuck, I can't speak to why there were...

Chuck,

I can't speak to why there were only six derailleurs available for the TdF. I am getting my dates for the coming and going of the derailleur models from this Bicycle Quarterly article.
...
01-07-14, 09:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 19,253
Posted By kylarr

Ok, so the dropouts on this bike seem to be...

Ok, so the dropouts on this bike seem to be causing some confusion and I don't think I have been doing a very good job of explaining my thinking on them. I spent some time today doing a comparison...
01-07-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 19,253
Posted By kylarr

Yeah, my mistake. I have seen FB hubs labeled...

Yeah, my mistake. I have seen FB hubs labeled SUPER in the same lettering and the same place under the FB so I just assumed it was a model, maybe related to the french word brevet. I did know that...
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