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04-17-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,092
Posted By obuckler

Maybe I adjust and tinker a lot. Switch a...

Maybe I adjust and tinker a lot. Switch a handlebar here or a derailleur there ;-)
04-17-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,092
Posted By obuckler

Have switched to heat shrink and the major...

Have switched to heat shrink and the major benefit is that it’s application does not bent the cable end — meaning when you remove a crimp many times the cable end is buggered and that matters if you...
04-17-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By obuckler

Your experience of taking 2 hours to pull off the...

Your experience of taking 2 hours to pull off the s33 tire from a Tufo taped tire is the best argument for not using tape at all. It was my experience also. Something that would never be done on the...
04-05-22, 02:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,624
Posted By obuckler

Barcon Italian

Used original wrap after cleaning it up and started at the bar end up to the hoods finished with three colors of tape appropriately.

...
02-23-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,299
Posted By obuckler

I wish race tire rubber lasted. So I just avoid....

I wish race tire rubber lasted. So I just avoid. I’m thinking your hands on experience far outweighs mine so you will recognize the only tire I ever had that approaches race rubber from back in the...
02-22-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By obuckler

my Raleigh super course came with Robergel E...

my Raleigh super course came with Robergel E stamp spokes. It was alway a noodly wheelset. Finally broke a spoke. There’s a guy out there who had some for sale but after I decided not to use them he...
02-22-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 272,285
Posted By obuckler

Interesting solution. I did look my head...

Interesting solution.

I did look my head over. The gasket was worn. I had two new ones at the ready. But I had gone down that route before. So instead I looked at a gasket from a top peak...
02-21-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 272,285
Posted By obuckler

Maybe I’ll clean the head and or replace the...

Maybe I’ll clean the head and or replace the gasket on my spesh air tool pro pump. I like the pump overall.

not sure why putting pressure on a deflated tire would stress the tube? It would not...
02-21-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 272,285
Posted By obuckler

I can sometimes have troubles getting my pump...

I can sometimes have troubles getting my pump head to stay locked to smooth sided valve stems. Irritating. With your thoughts I think I will make sure the tube is fully deflated before pumping so I...
02-21-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 272,285
Posted By obuckler

when you do this a lot you collect spare parts so...

when you do this a lot you collect spare parts so I had one pernicious tube that I thought a splice kept failing but I finally realized it was the valve itself so I had a spare removable valve to...
02-20-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 272,285
Posted By obuckler

I have that awl or it’s knock and on my first...

I have that awl or it’s knock and on my first repairs years ago did use it. Maybe I’m just older now but I still had too much trouble pushing that awl needle through—even after tapering the tip on...
02-20-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 272,285
Posted By obuckler

From a big box home store: ...

From a big box home store:

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splicing is easy...
02-20-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 272,285
Posted By obuckler

sorry. I never saw this post. replacing a...

sorry. I never saw this post.

replacing a whole tube is easier than it sounds. Not usually necessary luckily. Open 6 inches of the carcass at one side of valve. Cut the tube, tie a good string on...
02-19-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 272,285
Posted By obuckler

No I didn’t but I did pull an old tube out of an...

No I didn’t but I did pull an old tube out of an old rotted tire (old tubes are sources of latex patches—and I simply use Continental rim cement as a vulcanizer—bonds completely and this is confirmed...
02-19-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 272,285
Posted By obuckler

Tubular storage/repair/sealant issue

With the Dallas area’s icy wintry weather snaps (I know comparatively these are passing blips for some of you) I took the down time to repair four flatted Vittoria Corsa G+ tubulars.



On...
02-12-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4,858
Views: 510,467
Posted By obuckler

PM if this is the right one? Glad to send on. ...

PM if this is the right one? Glad to send on.
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02-11-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By obuckler

A tip on curing: I laid my Lygie in the back of...

A tip on curing: I laid my Lygie in the back of my SUV for most of a hot Texas summer to bake it. Glad I did. Before that was completed it would never pass a fingernail dent test.

Best advice I...
01-20-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 618
Posted By obuckler

Nice bike! Of the examples I like the...

Nice bike!

Of the examples I like the black saddle back tape white cables housing. Would also suggest retro coiled housing on the bar cons.

Here is mine. Essentially all white with some...
01-20-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,400
Posted By obuckler

I have done this successfully. As an aside I...

I have done this successfully.

As an aside I have mentioned before some time ago that I have also done the same thing (relaxing the spring) on a NR rear derailleur’s return spring. Doing so makes...
01-11-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,861
Posted By obuckler

Oops. I answered too quickly without noting you...

Oops. I answered too quickly without noting you quoted John.
01-11-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,861
Posted By obuckler

Response to above. There are plenty of photos...

Response to above. There are plenty of photos above that will show the crack location.

And also to share that the seller NOLA Sekai 4K (Martin) is a great guy to work with!
01-11-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,861
Posted By obuckler

Thanks all. This is like group therapy. I have...

Thanks all. This is like group therapy. I have decided not to use the stem as it is.
01-10-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,861
Posted By obuckler

The rear press-fit splined nut does not remove...

The rear press-fit splined nut does not remove for a clearer photo. Nothing I could ever capture in a photo, but you can tell the crack does seem go through the rear below the nut but tapers quickly...
01-10-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,861
Posted By obuckler

3ttt Record Stem usable or not?

I just acquired this from fellow forum member #NOLA Sekai 4K (Martin) in a very good transaction all around.

My cleanup and polishing (I generally like all things shiny when they can be) brought a...
01-06-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By obuckler

I am interested in these. PM incoming. Ozzie

I am interested in these. PM incoming. Ozzie
01-02-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 31,287
Posted By obuckler

Oooh I have been waiting to post this just...

Oooh I have been waiting to post this just completed build here. This thread helped me pick my color choices so kudos all. Also it’s amazing what you see in your own photo that you don’t in person...
12-29-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,783
Posted By obuckler

Yes on “more to it” on alignment. I did find...

Yes on “more to it” on alignment. I did find alignment on the main and seat tube visually.

As a “shadetree” mechanic I look for all the ways a problem can be solved with resources I have.

I...
12-29-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,783
Posted By obuckler

The build is done!

SHAKEDOWNS: Have been on a couple of short neighborhood rides to find all the small tweaks that always need doing. Have some Vittoria Corsa tubulars in 25s on there so of course it rides nice. Still...
12-27-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,783
Posted By obuckler

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

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12-27-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,783
Posted By obuckler

I read several threads ...

I read several threads (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1151484-i-have-leather-now-need-pattern-non-aero-hoods.html)
and in this link I share how I did it.

This is my comment from...
12-26-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,783
Posted By obuckler

Final roadblock out of way!

Completed my one and done pair of custom leather hoods. Final cabling and bar wrapping can now commence. In a week or so maybe a test ride! (Probably just in time for the first cold weather in...
12-04-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,783
Posted By obuckler

Here’s the hood. In progress. The original...

Here’s the hood. In progress. The original Weinmann hoods crumbled. First time I had ever seen that.
...
12-04-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,783
Posted By obuckler

Update

Well it now looks like a bike. I went with all white. Not installed but even down to the the original ribbed white brake cable housing (now lined and will be with new cables). Also with either the...
11-28-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,500
Posted By obuckler

….so far away. Doesn't anybody … ?

All the meetups are so cool but never practical from here (Dallas area)! An international one would be double cool.

The many recent Raleigh international threads are great reading. Wish I could...
11-27-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By obuckler

That could be it. (Oops.) Deleted first...

That could be it. (Oops.) Deleted first sentence…these are wired.
11-27-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By obuckler

Officially done and delivered

This is the final build shot. Has new 28 protite paselas that have good clearance all around.

They look and feel real good. BUT they are a beater to mount on these Mavic MA40 rims. I think...
11-04-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,050
Posted By obuckler

Agree with all the comments. Has anyone found an...

Agree with all the comments. Has anyone found an obituary record?
10-04-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,304
Posted By obuckler

My enjoyment of cycling began with my humble 72...

My enjoyment of cycling began with my humble 72 Raleigh Grand Prix so as I expanded I went with what I knew (or could know easily) so I began with a Raleigh theme. All 70s era. First the Super...
09-29-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By obuckler

Date code and size code?

I have seen an open format explanation of the date code stamped on the bottom bracket (What I read was A.7 means 1987 first fortnight). Mine is reversed though I assume it clearly means the same...
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09-09-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,129
Posted By obuckler

Granddad was the pied piper to the tennis courts...

Granddad was the pied piper to the tennis courts as children. Play seriously three days a week now that I am retired. A friend asked one “you mean people still play that game?” Answer: those that...
09-06-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 104,391
Posted By obuckler

Does this count. A NEW old bike shop sticker on a...

Does this count. A NEW old bike shop sticker on a 71 Lygie. Found this visual on Pcampeau ‘s Lygie. PO I bought it from has the original receipt he is sure but cannot find it.
...
08-23-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By obuckler

Indeed. They aged out. With 7 bikes to rotate...

Indeed. They aged out. With 7 bikes to rotate through some get ridden less. Guess that’s part of the deal.

Others with equally old tires of other brands do not seem to get brittle sidewalls...
08-23-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By obuckler

I have a pair of Paselas that I bought new and...

I have a pair of Paselas that I bought new and are admittedly old now and the gum sidewalls got dry and were easily cut . Had a sidewall blowout…luckily at the end of my ride. Scared everybody in...
08-04-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By obuckler

i followed the advice per the link supplied above...

i followed the advice per the link supplied above the SECOND time around. I think it is good advice.

The first try I cleaned the spots and did an evaporust soak, then touched up. Thought it was...
07-28-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,783
Posted By obuckler

The slow build begins

The bike is now on the stand. I intend to let it bake for a month at least in the 100 degree heat. While it’s curing (overkill I am sure but I work slow) I am installing stuff that doesn’t hang on...
07-28-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By obuckler

You said yellow: ...

You said yellow:

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07-08-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By obuckler

86/7 Bertoni Corsa Mondiale

I am in possession of this bike for refurbishment for my daughter in
law. Essentially has no miles on it —test rides after reassembly (was shipped to me) show a very smooth ride with perfect no...
07-01-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 104,391
Posted By obuckler

Has this shop made it yet?

On an 86 I think Bertoni Corsa mondiale. It’s a keeper. ...
06-10-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,783
Posted By obuckler

Do I have to build this?

Well, the last decal is on. Over the summer the build will start. But I find myself a bit reluctant. I am reminded of when Jens Voigt retired from racing. He said (regarding his form) I will never be...
06-07-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By obuckler

Steve. Actually that’s a great idea and I just...

Steve. Actually that’s a great idea and I just created a bunch of decals for my 71 Lygie and have some duplicates. I’m on it. Made my day.

Can’t believe you sold yours (frown!).

Ozzie.
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