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05-12-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Kactus

I tried the IRD crank on the stock Campagnolo...

I tried the IRD crank on the stock Campagnolo spindle and it bottomed out in the ISO taper before tightening. I put in a 118mm cartridge BB with a JIS taper and it's much better. The chainline...
05-10-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Kactus

Bottom Bracket Question

I am looking to put an IRD compact crank (the hills keep getting steeper) on my '71 Paramount. The IRD crank arms are JIS taper vs, the Campagnolo ISO taper of the spindle on there now. The stock...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,133
Posted By Kactus

That is a beautiful bike and agree that $1500 +/-...

That is a beautiful bike and agree that $1500 +/- would be a fair price. The only problem I could see is if you try to sell it the brand won't be well know to a broad audience. But to an...
04-05-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 203,333
Posted By Kactus

To quote Steve Martin on SNL... "Boy oh boy, I am...

To quote Steve Martin on SNL... "Boy oh boy, I am so mad at Farrah Fawcett-Majors. She is so conceited. She has never called me once. And after the hours I’ve spent holding up her poster with one...
01-27-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 740
Posted By Kactus

I have bought many pairs from here; Vintage...

I have bought many pairs from here; Vintage Bicycle Parts : Brake Hoods, Pads, Cables and Housings (http://00eda5d.netsolhost.com/brakes.html) and the quality is very good.
11-10-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By Kactus

Definitely not a Schwinn Paramount.

Definitely not a Schwinn Paramount.
11-01-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,750
Posted By Kactus

Some great advice here. I agree strongly with if...

Some great advice here. I agree strongly with if you are getting frustrated take a break, an hour or a day, whatever it takes.

If what you are doing doesn't seem right or is more difficult than...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,421
Posted By Kactus

No, it's a P13-9. It has no brazed on cable...

No, it's a P13-9. It has no brazed on cable stops, no fender eyelets and the "Italian" bend fork introduced in 1972 make it a P13.
Replies: 26
Views: 1,981
Posted By Kactus

The deletion of the Olympic Rings decal happened...

The deletion of the Olympic Rings decal happened sometime during the 1973 production; some 73's have them, some don't.
Replies: 26
Views: 1,981
Posted By Kactus

That '74 is beautiful but the decals are wrong...

That '74 is beautiful but the decals are wrong for that year; it shouldn't have the Olympic Rings decal on the seat post.
Replies: 26
Views: 1,981
Posted By Kactus

Isn't a 1988 Paramount without the gold fork just...

Isn't a 1988 Paramount without the gold fork just a 1988 Paramount? It's my understanding that only the ones with the gold fork are considered 50th Anniversary Commemoratives.
08-29-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By Kactus

It looks like a '70 or '71 P13-9. All of the...

It looks like a '70 or '71 P13-9. All of the components look to be 1978 or later so none are original.
Replies: 54
Views: 4,043
Posted By Kactus

By the way, the skewers on your hubs are pre-CPSC...

By the way, the skewers on your hubs are pre-CPSC while your front derailleur and brakes are post-CPSC. But what do I know... I live in Donald Trump land.

Enjoy your bike.

Bye, Felicia.
Replies: 54
Views: 4,043
Posted By Kactus

Beautiful Colnago. I'm not really up on current...

Beautiful Colnago. I'm not really up on current Colnago prices but I would guess $1200 +/-. I'm sure the Colnago fans will be able to give you a better idea.
Replies: 23
Views: 1,795
Posted By Kactus

I agree, personally I never like to leave rust...

I agree, personally I never like to leave rust unattended. I think a short soak in oxalic acid (then neutralize with a baking soda rinse) would remove that rust on the bottom bracket easily.
07-18-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By Kactus

The adhesive on the tape will hold it to prevent...

The adhesive on the tape will hold it to prevent unraveling.
Replies: 23
Views: 1,795
Posted By Kactus

They may have been changed by the dealer upon...

They may have been changed by the dealer upon purchase of the bike, it could have been an inexperienced kid working there that put them on. Same with the Cyclo-meter. The chainrings show little use...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,795
Posted By Kactus

:twitchy: Wow. :eek: The market is a little...

:twitchy: Wow. :eek:

The market is a little soft but I would think $1500 all day long on eBay, maybe a little more. If that was a 23" I would be so tempted.
07-17-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By Kactus

Mine is available; either frame or whole bike if...

Mine is available; either frame or whole bike if you would be interested.
07-16-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By Kactus

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1316/fullsizeoutput_a9_f35852935a94dcaca78b0cb04728672427d61193.jpeg

Maybe something like this?
07-16-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By Kactus

I've got a 23-1/2", '78 Raleigh Professional that...

I've got a 23-1/2", '78 Raleigh Professional that I need to sell. It is currently built up but that can be fixed. It sounds like you are close to me if you want to take a look.
07-01-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,213
Posted By Kactus

That tube looks to be a dust sleeve (aluminum?);...

That tube looks to be a dust sleeve (aluminum?); I would remove it prior to the bath.
07-01-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,213
Posted By Kactus

Whenever I've used oxalic acid, I've followed up...

Whenever I've used oxalic acid, I've followed up with a bath in a baking soda/water solution to neutralize the acid on both the part and the acid solution prior to pouring it in the drain.
06-28-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,213
Posted By Kactus

It looks like the first variation without the...

It looks like the first variation without the c-clip or screw spring retainer. This would put it around '61 or '62?

It looks like a very nice quality frame. If it can be straightened and...
06-21-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,958
Posted By Kactus

Outstanding job!

Outstanding job!
Replies: 21
Views: 2,097
Posted By Kactus

Just go into a post and make a comment......

Just go into a post and make a comment... something like "nice bike", etc.
06-05-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,958
Posted By Kactus

That is progressing beautifully. I can't wait to...

That is progressing beautifully. I can't wait to see the finished bike.
05-29-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,377
Posted By Kactus

This.

This.
05-28-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,377
Posted By Kactus

The one on CL is original and priced at $1200. It...

The one on CL is original and priced at $1200. It seems a little steep but not outrageous; if I were looking for a Colnago I would give it serious consideration.

The one on eBay is refinished and...
05-28-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,377
Posted By Kactus

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/bik/d/prior...

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/bik/d/prior-lake-1978-colnago-super/6899232642.html

Not an expert on them but it looks like a genuine Colnago from the limited photos given and seems in nice...
05-27-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,115
Posted By Kactus

My '62, SN J91, has a much less defined treatment...

My '62, SN J91, has a much less defined treatment at the dropouts; more like the boom era bikes. With the black color and my less than advanced photo skills it's a little difficult to see them well....
05-26-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,115
Posted By Kactus

How much info were you able to get on your '63? ...

How much info were you able to get on your '63? I've been thinking about getting a report for my '62 but I've heard that there is very little to report in those years.
05-26-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,115
Posted By Kactus

Looking forward to seeing the progress on this...

Looking forward to seeing the progress on this one.
05-26-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,113
Posted By Kactus

Great deal! If I didn't need to sell a bike I'd...

Great deal! If I didn't need to sell a bike I'd have jumped on that one.
05-24-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,528
Posted By Kactus

I think it probably varied based on available...

I think it probably varied based on available supply. Being that '73 was during the 'bike-boom' years, they were probably scrambling to find adequate supplies. I'm not exactly sure when they...
05-22-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,528
Posted By Kactus

According to the 1973 Schwinn catalog, a P15...

According to the 1973 Schwinn catalog, a P15 would have come with 27" x 1-1/4" high pressure clincher tires standard. the brand of rim isn't specified but Weinmann seemed to be very common in this...
05-21-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,444
Posted By Kactus

Solid black tires look heavy and clunky on a...

Solid black tires look heavy and clunky on a vintage bike; they're fine on carbon bikes with a bulkier looking frame. The small diameter steel tubes on vintage bikes look delicate, sleek and light...
05-18-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,444
Posted By Kactus

You have to go with tan sidewalls, anything else...

You have to go with tan sidewalls, anything else is just... wrong!
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05-12-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By Kactus

I recall reading somewhere that Waterford began...

I recall reading somewhere that Waterford began using Shimano dropouts in the late 80's so I think your ok.
05-10-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Kactus

I've shipped bike for around $55 - $60 thru bike...

I've shipped bike for around $55 - $60 thru bike flights, depending on where they went. Figure around $5 - $10 for packing materials and that's $65 - $70... approx. 1/3 of the quoted shipping...
05-09-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Kactus

Yikes is right! That's about three times what it...

Yikes is right! That's about three times what it should be.
05-09-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Kactus

Here's a '67 on eBay that ends in 3 days. So far...

Here's a '67 on eBay that ends in 3 days. So far the price is reasonable. https://www.ebay.com/itm/333184302197?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

As for the Campy brakes, I...
05-06-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,958
Posted By Kactus

That looks fantastic! You should be able to tell...

That looks fantastic! You should be able to tell which are stickers vs. decals by the feel of them. The decals should be much thinner and fragile than stickers; as old as the bike is, decals should...
05-04-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,893
Posted By Kactus

Yep, the parts are worth way more than the asking...

Yep, the parts are worth way more than the asking price.
05-02-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,958
Posted By Kactus

Nice find! The chrome doesn't look too bad to...

Nice find! The chrome doesn't look too bad to me, just surface rust. After disassembling the bike you could soak the lugs in oxalic acid (lots of posts on this site explaining how) and that rust...
04-29-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By Kactus

Freewheels are interchangeable as long as the...

Freewheels are interchangeable as long as the threading matches: i.e. French threaded hub needs a French threaded freewheel, etc.

For a chain, get an 8-speed chain from KMC or Sram.
04-28-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By Kactus

Straight car wax (not cleaner wax or a combined...

Straight car wax (not cleaner wax or a combined wax/polish) is completely non-abrasive and will leave a dry, protective coat on the frame. This would need to be applied every 3-6 months. Remove the...
04-27-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kactus

SR cages are a different shape than NR cages. ...

SR cages are a different shape than NR cages. I've found cages only on eBay and have also bought SR rears that have damage and/or missing parts.
04-26-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kactus

I put SR cages on my NR rears and I've never had...

I put SR cages on my NR rears and I've never had any capacity issues with 28t freewheels.
04-21-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By Kactus

Photos aren't working.

Photos aren't working.
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