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03-01-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 684
Posted By Mike_Kelly

SJX426, Now that looks like a European...

SJX426, Now that looks like a European Motobecane. Don't see those in the US very often. I was talking about the first two bikes in Andy_K's post. But the master as far as I am concerned is Peter...
03-01-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 684
Posted By Mike_Kelly

I think the US imported Motobecane had unusually...

I think the US imported Motobecane had unusually fine lug work compared to their competitors of the day and the custom lugs were nicely designed.
03-01-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 684
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Bob Jackson Super Legend

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x1600/img_0274_f630772f87eaf205436465fe9235b552e26e0835.jpg...
02-04-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,750
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Here is something I found on the net that is...

Here is something I found on the net that is mostly text.
https://www.instructables.com/Build-a-Bicycle-Frame/
There is also the Proteus Frame building book if you can find one.
12-10-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By Mike_Kelly

I have used vinyl stickers on many projects and I...

I have used vinyl stickers on many projects and I have, as stated, bikes with perfect stickers 12 years later with no clear coat. Partly it depends on how fine the lines are in your stickers. IF they...
12-10-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Ckear coating protects the decals from scratching...

Ckear coating protects the decals from scratching off. Water-slide or Varnish decals are much more delicate than the vinyl stickers. But many more decals are available cheaply as vinyl stickers. Also...
12-09-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By Mike_Kelly

As mentioned above be aware that there are two...

As mentioned above be aware that there are two kinds of "decals". The modern "decals" are actually vinyl stickers, which are easy to apply, and they have a significant thickness to them. If you try...
11-29-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,982
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Just a reminder that there is no warranty that...

Just a reminder that there is no warranty that this is a real Masi. People repaint bikes with other manufacturers decals all the time. If you are serious it would be worth looking at in person. There...
11-22-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Mike_Kelly

AS mentioned above do some maintenance. Caliper...

AS mentioned above do some maintenance. Caliper brakes generally work very well from most companies. The arms can flex or you can have worn out or poor quality pads but first make sure the pads are...
06-22-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By Mike_Kelly

I have no idea of any other maker like Tommasini....

I have no idea of any other maker like Tommasini. My info is from personal experience with the Masi's I own and have owned and going to the Vigorelli a number of times to Masi's shop.
06-22-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,408
Posted By Mike_Kelly

I have a frame of the same era but not the aero...

I have a frame of the same era but not the aero version you have. I think these were made by Mondonico, who ran the Guerciotti shop for a number of years. I bet it does not have the ten speed drive...
06-22-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Masi Decals

The flags represent countries Masi's were ridden to victories. The set with the American flag is the Masi "America" set post 1973. The original European set did not have the American flag. Also the...
06-17-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,795
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Addiction

Come on lets be honest it is an addiction.
I just tell my wife that it is better than drugs or gambling.
04-08-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,731
Posted By Mike_Kelly

You don't really say what kind of rider you are....

You don't really say what kind of rider you are. If your only concern is getting home and to work on a durable bike then the mountain bike might be a good idea. But if you love to ride on the road...
12-25-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 346,910
Posted By Mike_Kelly

It does not look like a repaint to me. Anyway it...

It does not look like a repaint to me. Anyway it is an interesting mystery. Cheers
Ebay...
12-24-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 346,910
Posted By Mike_Kelly

The raised "cutout" B matches the Trofeo but all...

The raised "cutout" B matches the Trofeo but all I have seen don't have black stays all the way to the caps. It is an ebay offering. Looks like some kind of stain on the top tube but might just be...
12-24-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 346,910
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Anyone recognize this?

Anyone recognize this beastie? Post 86' Maybe a Super Leggera in X4 paint?


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1050/bianchi_1b0101e5d097f0b885f039481b40fed1c6c7e4d2.jpg
11-30-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,781
Posted By Mike_Kelly

The call of the Sirens can be irresistible,...

The call of the Sirens can be irresistible, unless you tie yourself to the mast.
11-30-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,781
Posted By Mike_Kelly

The call of the Sirens can be irresistible,...

The call of the Sirens can be irresistible, unless you tie yourself to the mast.
11-27-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,781
Posted By Mike_Kelly

My new gravel frame was built up with TRP Spyres...

My new gravel frame was built up with TRP Spyres and the braking was horrible, I changed out the housing to compressionless and finally used organic Swiss Stop pads and got braking to be almost as...
11-27-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,342
Posted By Mike_Kelly

As I noted before it is not finished yet but the...

As I noted before it is not finished yet but the geometry is my choice. I have other 62x57 custom frames. After 50 years I now know what works for me and this is it. The trend in the industry has...
11-25-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,342
Posted By Mike_Kelly

"I didn't see internal routing options" Custom...

"I didn't see internal routing options"
Custom Titanium - Carver Bikes (http://carverbikes.com/frames/custom-titanium/)
Long list of options down near the bottom
"Internal cable routing: up to...
11-13-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,342
Posted By Mike_Kelly

I chose the All-Road rather than the Gravel...

I chose the All-Road rather than the Gravel Grinder because I could get more custom options on the All-Road. I have a Carver MTB and a Carver Fat bike but I just placed the order for the All-Road. I...
11-13-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,342
Posted By Mike_Kelly

On nice advantage of Carver is they can do almost...

On nice advantage of Carver is they can do almost anything you want ... for a reasonable up charge, including internal cable routing. I get custom geometry for a $200 upcharge which is really...
11-12-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Lot's of Peugeots in the early years used Nervex...

Lot's of Peugeots in the early years used Nervex lugs. Could be a PA10 etc.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1128616-another-french-mystery-bike-px10-funny-serial-number.html?styleid=9
Forum: Great Lakes
11-08-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,471
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Chase on the Lake in Walker

For anyone finding this thread in the future the place to stay and do day rides is Chase on the Lake Hotel in Walker. The trail goes through their parking lot and it allows you to ride on both the...
11-07-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,342
Posted By Mike_Kelly

You might take a look at Carverbikes.com. Davis...

You might take a look at Carverbikes.com. Davis Carver has a gravel bike made by Lynskey for him and it is a little cheaper. He also has an asian made "all-road" that can be inexpensively customized.
05-06-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 346,910
Posted By Mike_Kelly

The angle of the image distorts the size of the...

The angle of the image distorts the size of the saddle. It is, of course, sized for me rather than the Pirate, his whole bike was much smaller. His saddle was a Flite not the TCS on mine. Those...
05-06-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 346,910
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Pantani removed his left brifter guts and...

Pantani removed his left brifter guts and installed a downtube shifter only on the non-drive side.

My Merz was stolen unfortunately. I thought of that photo because you have the Merz, Gordon and...
05-05-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 346,910
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Nothing to do with graphics. The mechanically...

Nothing to do with graphics. The mechanically interesting thing about Pantani's bike was on the non-drive side.

BTW Jim Merz made me a bike back in the 80's when he was still in Oregon. Got a BG...
05-05-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 346,910
Posted By Mike_Kelly

The non-drive side is the more interesting side...

The non-drive side is the more interesting side of the Pantani replica.
05-05-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 346,910
Posted By Mike_Kelly

My "other" Bianchi ...

My "other" Bianchi
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/2full_5192d528d9c8a08a436262ab3be1370e33471bab.jpg
04-08-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,613
Posted By Mike_Kelly

As a product manager Grant may give the...

As a product manager Grant may give the framebuilder a request but the frame is designed by Joe Starck or the other builders over the years. I like Grants philosphy but he is a pimp not a bike...
04-07-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,613
Posted By Mike_Kelly

I think the point for me is that Grant does not...

I think the point for me is that Grant does not make anything. Never has. He is a marketer, a salesman and a very good one. Joe Starck is good frame builder and Joe Bell is the best painter on the...
04-07-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 346,910
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Nope "Gorgeous! I love the decal font,...

Nope

"Gorgeous! I love the decal font, reminds me of the vintage red lettering on earlier models. The paint is immaculate. https://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/wink.gif"
Ya I liked the old...
04-07-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 346,910
Posted By Mike_Kelly

The chain was obscured too. It would have given...

The chain was obscured too. It would have given it away :)
04-07-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 346,910
Posted By Mike_Kelly

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1064/img_0010_6978d3915b92c1069d53c2542c2e0e472fe68d4f.jpg
What is it?

Model name removed to obscure the facts.
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Replies: 90
Views: 16,243
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Would like to add a note to the conversation that...

Would like to add a note to the conversation that most airlines will not insure a bike unless it is in a hard case. I never fly without insuring the bike. Airlines are normally only responsible for a...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-08-15, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,736
Posted By Mike_Kelly

If you decide on the Traverse City area check out...

If you decide on the Traverse City area check out the "Tunnel of Trees". One of the nicest rides I have been on.

The Tunnel of Trees (http://www.upnorthmichigan.com/Drives/tunnelTrees.htm)
07-14-15, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,736
Posted By Mike_Kelly

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Forum: Recumbent
07-19-14, 02:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,611
Posted By Mike_Kelly

I think one of the issues that you can not ignore...

I think one of the issues that you can not ignore is that the muscle groups used with a recumbent can be very different than a DF. It surprised me.. I have a Windcheetah and on the flats I can easily...
02-03-13, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By Mike_Kelly

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02-02-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Thanks for the reply. First does the E-type, with...

Thanks for the reply. First does the E-type, with BB attachment, bb attachment ring come off to use it as a direct mount? Is SRAM's equivalent, they don't seem to use the word E-type, what they call...
02-01-13, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Questions for Klein Mantra folks

I'm restoring a 1999 Klein Mantra Comp and I am not familar with the derailleur mount for the newer swing arm. It is some kind of direct bolt mount. To further cloud the issue I don't use Shimano...
12-16-12, 10:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,024
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Bianchi Catalog Scans

I am working on a 1998 Team Replica build and would love to see the pages from a 1999 catalog, also a 1984 catalog with the Nuovo Alloro. BianchiGirll appears to have a Bianchi catalog collection and...
07-22-12, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,913
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Ya I was thinking in terms of getting a spare or...

Ya I was thinking in terms of getting a spare or two and robbing the parts to fix what ever needed fixing but it may be simpler, tho more expensive, to buy spares that are swapped out with the failed...
07-22-12, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,913
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Check on the Athena. How do I tell the...

Check on the Athena.
How do I tell the difference between Centaur Groups before 2006? No other names like QS, Escape etc and no pointy top?
I guess I will have to sit down and dig into all the...
07-22-12, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,913
Posted By Mike_Kelly

That's depressing. I liked the old days when...

That's depressing. I liked the old days when Campy and their competitors had interchangeable stuff for 20+ years. I have an easier time finding parts for my Nuovo and Super Record stuff.

Now that...
07-22-12, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,913
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Well that is a start, thanks. So Quick shift may...

Well that is a start, thanks. So Quick shift may be better with a matching front derailleur but it will work with a non. The real question then says that the guts of a QS left shift will not replace...
07-22-12, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,913
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Modern Campagnolo 101

After playing with vintage bikes (ah 5 speed friction)a for a while I came up for air and realized all my "modern" bikes were now vintage too. My 8 speed campy stuff was no longer supported with...
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