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08-06-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 26,080
Posted By cheffyjay

after the TR3 I swore I'd never own another...

after the TR3 I swore I'd never own another British car but here I am refilling the smoke reservoir and serving the 'prince of darkness'
08-06-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 26,080
Posted By cheffyjay

I've owned a lot of 'C&V' cars over the years. ...

I've owned a lot of 'C&V' cars over the years. Currently I have a 1963 series 2 Sunbeam Alpine. It is in need of brake work, electrical (of course), and sorting of what put it in the garage: an...
06-24-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By cheffyjay

I bought the Kuban Hitch because of Bicycling...

I bought the Kuban Hitch because of Bicycling Magazine. I thought it was great! Rolleiflex at the ready without the flopping around. Thanks for the memories.
...
05-21-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,170
Posted By cheffyjay

I shipped this bike to Arizona using BikeFlights...

I shipped this bike to Arizona using BikeFlights and UPS. A somewhat rare Pinarello cyclocross bike. It vanished after tracking reporting it bouncing between a warehouse and a post office about 30...
05-14-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,928
Posted By cheffyjay

I hadn't seen this before. Clean and tidy but I...

I hadn't seen this before. Clean and tidy but I think I'd better be careful tightening:
...
05-14-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 3,286,262
Posted By cheffyjay

quick conversion I put together for gravel rides...

quick conversion I put together for gravel rides with my daughter. I fell for a cheap 'celeste green' bar wrap online. not even close.

...
05-12-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 21,913
Posted By cheffyjay

new to me. I am planning to rearrange some other...

new to me. I am planning to rearrange some other bikes to make this one all 80's Super Record and put this setup on my Simoncini SLX frame

...
05-08-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 125,772
Posted By cheffyjay

Finally assembled this project. Holdsworth...

Finally assembled this project. Holdsworth Equipe that seems to be made of all DB Reynolds 531 (?) Switched to all Simplex shifting, Mafac Racers, and Stronglight cranks, Maillard Helicomatic,...
04-08-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By cheffyjay

When I have looked into having things anodized...

When I have looked into having things anodized there is always a very high minimum charge ($300+). I haven't found people willing to do small batches. there are home anodizing kits and lots of info...
03-22-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By cheffyjay

That Rossin ad brings back memories, and still...

That Rossin ad brings back memories, and still gets the mouth agape. The poor kid could only dream. That zipper fairing seemed so great at the time. I remember this issue well.
03-09-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By cheffyjay

ooops, ugh. that spelling/typo is enough to make...

ooops, ugh. that spelling/typo is enough to make me delete the thread!
03-08-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By cheffyjay

Sharing a charming Australian find

Couldn't resist this Cecil Walker, seems to be labeled 'Super Corsa' on the top tube. It's my first Campagnolo setup with the gum rubber still attached. The components were well worth the price of...
01-23-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By cheffyjay

Potent memories...thanks for posting! Getting...

Potent memories...thanks for posting! Getting sentimental about gearing patterns, gear inches, and Frank Berto
07-10-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By cheffyjay

it is weird. I've got two sets of calipers...

it is weird. I've got two sets of calipers myself and hoping to find a reasonably priced pair. I've done modolo until I can find some. Suntour Superbe levers, conversely, are fairly common but the...
06-29-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,517
Posted By cheffyjay

well, my alpina uno has a 26.6 but I don't know...

well, my alpina uno has a 26.6 but I don't know what year it is
06-16-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 44,851
Posted By cheffyjay

At the time, Shimano meant 'planned obsolescence'...

At the time, Shimano meant 'planned obsolescence' to me in a way that seemed just rude. The Crane stuff wasn't that impressive anyway and Superbe came along--like jewelry. I wanted Campagnolo but...
06-16-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 291,287
Posted By cheffyjay

bought it new and it's had an interesting life. ...

bought it new and it's had an interesting life. finally able to equip it with the Superbe I always wanted:
...
05-29-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,946
Posted By cheffyjay

mine had a happy ending. I'd saved up for a long...

mine had a happy ending. I'd saved up for a long time for my Miyata 912 I bought new in junior high school. I held on to it through the years even though i stopped cycling. my father in law really...
05-26-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By cheffyjay

interesting, we weren't nearly as careful about...

interesting, we weren't nearly as careful about our SS number in the 70s-80s as we are today. maybe tattoo it on your bike!
05-26-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By cheffyjay

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/coop_c8c96b177321d4ac3bc3510c11fb616f81dd4532.jpg
this is my Ron Cooper with a similar seat cap--executed with more precision than the...
05-26-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By cheffyjay

seat tube 57c to c, top tube 56c thanks for...

seat tube 57c to c, top tube 56c
thanks for your help!
05-26-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By cheffyjay

seller thought it was made by "S&P cycles" in the...

seller thought it was made by "S&P cycles" in the Ravenna area of Seattle and was painted at a local body shop in Ravenna. Again, not sure if he meant 'built the frame' or 'put the parts on the...
05-26-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By cheffyjay

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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the number on the bb is: 575.50.xxx
seat post binder bolt is non metric 3/16...
05-25-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By cheffyjay

Those sound like my impressions. those lugs are...

Those sound like my impressions. those lugs are certainly quite thin in spots, but the BB is unremarkable. that 'closed' seat binder I have never seen. seems like a bit of a thread risk.
...
05-25-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By cheffyjay

Mystery Bike of the day

I purchased this bike the other day and the seller thought it was 'built by a Seattle builder'. He had an interesting but spotty story that included it being painted at a local auto body shop. As...
05-19-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,139
Posted By cheffyjay

i painted a stumpjumper with hammerite in the...

i painted a stumpjumper with hammerite in the 1990s. I think my prep was lacking as it wasn't particularly durable. It didn't really achieve the hammered look either, but somewhat close to the...
05-15-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,534
Posted By cheffyjay

do you have the coveted BB tool?

do you have the coveted BB tool?
05-15-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,534
Posted By cheffyjay

following with interest. I have two of these. I...

following with interest. I have two of these. I had one blasted and i gave it a light sand and clearcoated it. that clearcoat has not held up that great but it has been 20 years or so. you going...
05-09-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By cheffyjay

I have. I wasn't too pleased with it but I don't...

I have. I wasn't too pleased with it but I don't know what would be better. I used it on a topline crank and a raceface turbine LP crank. It didn't 'take' evenly and at certain angles in the...
05-09-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By cheffyjay

wow! thank you for this, i remember this vividly...

wow! thank you for this, i remember this vividly and followed the recommendations slavishly. fantastic.
04-23-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,147
Posted By cheffyjay

I had a Bell in the 80's and always wore it. It...

I had a Bell in the 80's and always wore it. It was uncommon but I don't recall being mocked for it or anything. I grew up in a motorcycle family, so it was pretty normal for me. I always wanted...
04-13-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 4,028,255
Posted By cheffyjay

when the crank breaks... thought the photo was...

when the crank breaks...
thought the photo was reversed but no. use what you've got i guess:...
03-10-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,310
Posted By cheffyjay

hard? well, easier than posting a photo of the...

hard? well, easier than posting a photo of the other one. that one guy got clobbered...
03-09-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,310
Posted By cheffyjay

Not entirely faithful but made only two months...

Not entirely faithful but made only two months before the movie bike. I've since changed the seat out. Couldn't bring myself to switch out the SR for NR. Can't bring myself to like the Ambrosio...
02-21-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 34,385
Posted By cheffyjay

1963 Sunbeam Alpine: ...

1963 Sunbeam Alpine:


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x1280/alpine_817ab4a7c3d8e22b7bf99c3a660ea1d4eab1a4f1.jpg...
02-21-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 291,287
Posted By cheffyjay

Nine Twelve, my second one. Such a lovely seat...

Nine Twelve, my second one. Such a lovely seat cluster:


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10-25-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,323
Posted By cheffyjay

a little gluttonous. I know.

a little gluttonous. I know.
10-24-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,323
Posted By cheffyjay

double orange: ...

double orange:


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08-28-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,674
Posted By cheffyjay

There is some good info here: Trek Y Series...

There is some good info here:
Trek Y Series Mountain Bike (http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~cool386/trek/trek.htm)
there are some inherent issues with the suspension design that are pretty common...
08-23-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8,204
Views: 2,634,476
Posted By cheffyjay

Positively Vulgar. I've owned this since 1994,...

Positively Vulgar. I've owned this since 1994, in many configurations.

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07-08-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 4,028,255
Posted By cheffyjay

wash that mouth out with soap! ...

wash that mouth out with soap!

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06-05-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8,204
Views: 2,634,476
Posted By cheffyjay

At this point they're not solid enough for me to...

At this point they're not solid enough for me to ride them. Mercedes B5: the vintage carbon is not confidence inspiring. the brakes drag a bit and I haven't sorted that out. just rode around the...
05-30-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 70,590
Views: 11,549,557
Posted By cheffyjay

found myself adding up what to offer for all of...

found myself adding up what to offer for all of them...and yet they're all way too big for me.
05-29-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 70,590
Views: 11,549,557
Posted By cheffyjay

The Seattle Guy with the Miyata 912 has lots of...

The Seattle Guy with the Miyata 912 has lots of other tall person bikes for great deals:...
05-26-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 70,590
Views: 11,549,557
Posted By cheffyjay

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/d/bothell-f...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/d/bothell-frejus-campagnolo-52cm-road-bike/7130187840.html

...
05-21-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 4,028,255
Posted By cheffyjay

Bicycle, what an Athlete.. ...

Bicycle, what an Athlete..

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05-17-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 4,028,255
Posted By cheffyjay

rolling project...fillet brazed ...

rolling project...fillet brazed

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/776x669/rolling_project_a28b1be282edd8257c28a84de90affc860473ec4.jpg
05-17-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By cheffyjay

i just bought a copy of that issue!

i just bought a copy of that issue!
05-14-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 4,028,255
Posted By cheffyjay

The backward fork is only part of the pain I...

The backward fork is only part of the pain I feel:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/612x646/backward_fork_2_7581dcfbd162f8d7f2d4587fd5392e1e1598e168.jpg
That seat is so much...
04-28-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 4,028,255
Posted By cheffyjay

Delicious. you'll want to eat it with a fork ...

Delicious. you'll want to eat it with a fork

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/575x627/seat_pork_f05530d56cdd3ad07190da8804dd00c4dc7554c5.jpg
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