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08-15-17, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Pawlus

Theres plenty on eBay. I recently bought nice...

Theres plenty on eBay. I recently bought nice quality white brake hoods for the same period Campagnolo brake levers and they fitted very well. I'm based in Europe and shipping was free as well! I pay...
Forum: Touring
06-12-17, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By Pawlus

Thank you everyone for the ideas, if I had access...

Thank you everyone for the ideas, if I had access to the computer I'd surely translate the website. However I'm already on the road and it's not a possibility. Thankfully tobukog at trackies forum...
Replies: 5,850
Views: 638,106
Posted By Pawlus

Wow, you made my day! I know I can run a website...

Wow, you made my day! I know I can run a website through google translate, thank you everyone. But if it was a possibility in my current situation I'd do it.


Thank you again tobukog, I love you!...
Forum: Touring
06-11-17, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By Pawlus

In chase for a Keirin race!

Hi. Ive been active on a Classic & Vintage section of the forum for a while now but never posted in Track section before. I have a rather "weird" question though I thought I will try my luck. I'm in...
Replies: 5,850
Views: 638,106
Posted By Pawlus

Hi. Ive been active on a Classic & Vintage...

Hi. Ive been active on a Classic & Vintage section of the forum for a while now but never posted in Track section before. I have a rather "weird" question though I thought I will try my luck. I'm in...
04-15-17, 11:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,281
Posted By Pawlus

3/5. De Rosa is a project to toy with and my...

3/5. De Rosa is a project to toy with and my touring bike is undergoing throughout service before we set on our trip. 2/2 of my gf bikes are rideable though. ;)
04-15-17, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Pawlus

Thank you everyone for such helpful advises. The...

Thank you everyone for such helpful advises. The links you've provided gave me a pretty good idea of what the prices are in Japan. On the good side touring bikes are not as rare as they're in Poland....
04-13-17, 04:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Pawlus

Requesting help from Tokyo/Japan residents!

Hi! Me and my girl are planing a month long bike trip around Japan. We're flying to Tokyo from Poznań, Poland on 31st May. However after we booked our tickets and paid for them I called the airlines...
04-10-17, 03:54 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 54,846
Posted By Pawlus

Here's a quick shot of mine! ...

Here's a quick shot of mine!
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img922/7426/E6tuQC.jpg
04-09-17, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,220
Posted By Pawlus

Wow, what a great find! I love all the small...

Wow, what a great find! I love all the small details decorating this frame! Definitely deserves the "super record treatment" ;)
04-07-17, 03:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,915
Posted By Pawlus

Here it is as requested, fully build: ...

Here it is as requested, fully build:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img922/7561/yuEMbq.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img924/3782/6MEf7h.jpg...
04-05-17, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,824
Posted By Pawlus

You're right Old's'cool, this is indeed a very...

You're right Old's'cool, this is indeed a very interesting concept. Roval was first to use cross/radial lacing on the rear wheel to increase stiffness and reduce drag. I also never heard of any other...
04-04-17, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,824
Posted By Pawlus

Roval France wheels - true aero precursor

Hi. Being a bit lucky I managed to lay hands on vintage Roval wheelset. These were made in France way before Specialized bought the company. They appear to be of a very good quality. I wanted to...
02-17-17, 12:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,541
Posted By Pawlus

And Cyclone GT is the thing of beauty and you...

And Cyclone GT is the thing of beauty and you want it no metter the build or capacity.
02-17-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,958
Posted By Pawlus

This might help you even more: Campagnolo...

This might help you even more:
Campagnolo bottom bracket info (http://www.minortriad.com/campagbb.html)
02-17-17, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,958
Posted By Pawlus

Hi. Standard Campagnolo BB markings had following...

Hi. Standard Campagnolo BB markings had following format:
NN-L(L)-(L)*
N stands for number, L for letter.
The number is either 68 or 70 and its the width (in millimeters) of BB shell the bottom...
02-17-17, 05:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,550
Posted By Pawlus

I'm pretty sure aluminum foil technique would...

I'm pretty sure aluminum foil technique would work as well. As mentioned above, chrome will never look like new again, but presentable.

You need a piece of aluminum foil and some water. Dip the...
02-16-17, 01:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,541
Posted By Pawlus

Damn It's ugly though

Damn It's ugly though
02-15-17, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By Pawlus

Paint must look amazing. I don't think that the...

Paint must look amazing. I don't think that the photo does it any justice.
02-15-17, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,977
Posted By Pawlus

Thank you Bikerider007, Choke and everyone else...

Thank you Bikerider007, Choke and everyone else for help. I'm pretty convinced on this being 78-79 and that's that.

All the best!
02-14-17, 03:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,642
Posted By Pawlus

Wow, even tho this one might not be the most...

Wow, even tho this one might not be the most beautiful I still love it!
02-13-17, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,977
Posted By Pawlus

Hi Bikerider007, thank you for your input. ...

Hi Bikerider007, thank you for your input.

There are two slots on the BB. The more I think of it the more I believe that the frame is from 1977 (porta catena fittings, 2 slots, fork crown), but...
02-12-17, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,723
Posted By Pawlus

Hi Andrew. Thank you for your response. I think I...

Hi Andrew. Thank you for your response. I think I might buy one of those or similar and give it a try. Turning head to see if my lady keeps up or for whatever other reason sometimes feels hazardous.
02-12-17, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,393
Posted By Pawlus

This indeed is porn. Congrats!

This indeed is porn. Congrats!
02-12-17, 04:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,723
Posted By Pawlus

I've been thinking about adding a mirror like...

I've been thinking about adding a mirror like that (or mounted in the bar end) for some time. Anyone here uses those for bike touring? Are they of any use?
02-12-17, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,977
Posted By Pawlus

How old is my De Rosa?

Hello fellow forum members. Recently I acquired a bike build around De Rosa frameset build with Columbus SL. The bike was build with mix of Campagnolo Record parts from different generations (ex. 10...
01-30-17, 01:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,490
Posted By Pawlus

Teaser ...

Teaser
https://b.allegroimg.com/s400/01d19c/fbf803eb42219f09c6212052af4b
01-22-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,685
Posted By Pawlus

Hi. In June Im flying from Europe to Japan with...

Hi. In June Im flying from Europe to Japan with my bike and am facing the same problem. I've done a lot of research on that matter and decided to pack my bicycle (an European Koga-Miyata, very...
01-18-17, 06:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,251
Posted By Pawlus

I can't see the photos either.

I can't see the photos either.
01-15-17, 04:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,841
Posted By Pawlus

I'm pretty sure it's 100% genuine suede. A friend...

I'm pretty sure it's 100% genuine suede. A friend just installed one on his bike.
01-14-17, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By Pawlus

I own a Kuwahara Hi-Pacer that dates back...

I own a Kuwahara Hi-Pacer that dates back probably to 1986. It has its original Tange front fork but the frame is made of Ishiwata EXO-H quad-butted tubes. The stock seatpost is 27,0 however.
12-31-16, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,705
Posted By Pawlus

Really nice bike. I remember seeing photos of the...

Really nice bike. I remember seeing photos of the frame after repaint and wondering how this build will turn out. Great work.


PS. Was there ever an Ergo/delta groupset? I thought deltas...
12-17-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,416
Posted By Pawlus

Hi. The frame looks really lovely and not too...

Hi. The frame looks really lovely and not too many paint chips either. Im sure you will love it. As you have mentioned the bike is from early 90s and 1st gen 8 speed ergo Campy groupset would suit it...
12-13-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,321
Posted By Pawlus

I like how you threw in that Campy toolbox just...

I like how you threw in that Campy toolbox just to keep retro folks satisfied ;P


Great bikes btw, the white one is a future classic imho!
12-13-16, 05:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,915
Posted By Pawlus

Were tire savers actually used by racers in the...

Were tire savers actually used by racers in the 70s?
12-13-16, 01:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,915
Posted By Pawlus

My frame has brazed in brake fittting on the rear...

My frame has brazed in brake fittting on the rear bridge so there's no need for milled washers. I will just use regular/star washers as repechage suggested. Also I've noticed that the nylon nuts are...
12-12-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,915
Posted By Pawlus

Are you supposed to fight the resistance? Isn't...

Are you supposed to fight the resistance? Isn't nylon insert going to get damaged from that?
12-12-16, 01:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,915
Posted By Pawlus

Thank you for your replies. It was very helpful....

Thank you for your replies. It was very helpful. I could feel increasing resistance when screwing on the nut. This led me to believe that the screw was not supposed to go through the nut completely....
12-11-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,915
Posted By Pawlus

Hi repechage Thank you for your informative...

Hi repechage

Thank you for your informative answer, it really helps. Could you please provide a photo of your Colnago fork crown with front brake mounted. That would help me greatly.
12-11-16, 01:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,915
Posted By Pawlus

Hi. Thanks for your input. The nuts are...

Hi. Thanks for your input. The nuts are open-ended and I'm pretty sure they're the original once. There is a washer for the nut, both front and rear. Adding another one would allow me to install...
12-11-16, 12:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,915
Posted By Pawlus

Campagnolo Nuovo Record brakes mounting issue

Hi guys,

Recently I've started working on my winter project. It's an early 70s Italian road bike I was quiet lucky to acquire locally (it was bought in Poland :P ). I've decided to build this bike...
11-29-16, 01:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,980
Posted By Pawlus

White cables and wrap and silver HS. Those...

White cables and wrap and silver HS. Those definitely not uncommon. Yellow might look sweet too, one the other hand you might end up hating it after a while.
11-16-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By Pawlus

Hi. I went through the same thing a couple of...

Hi. I went through the same thing a couple of times with my Kuwahara. It runs a mix of different parts, mostly Shimano 600 level and is set up with DT shifters. I was thinking about updating it, but...
10-30-16, 04:23 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 55,340
Posted By Pawlus

Hi. The brake cable housing is Prox in pearl...

Hi. The brake cable housing is Prox in pearl color. I bought it on the polish auction site and it costs 0.60$/ 1 meter. Pretty much the cheapest I've seen, but looks exactly as I wanted.
10-26-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By Pawlus

Yeah, I feel like buying individual parts is very...

Yeah, I feel like buying individual parts is very expensive as well. However recently I've seen quiet a lot eBay adds with complete groupsets priced really really high. Like 500$ for Dura-Ace 7400 in...
10-26-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 32,607
Posted By Pawlus

This one is located in Poland, it's priced better...

This one is located in Poland, it's priced better but there's huge paint chip near the head tube on the down tube.

The one I've posted above is located in Holland, it's pricy and its in VGC.
...
10-26-16, 12:51 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 32,607
Posted By Pawlus

I have quiet a bit experience buying bikes in...

I have quiet a bit experience buying bikes in Poland :P But from my experience, bikes that are listed on ebay, even if from Poland, are not cheap.

About that Orange Miyata:...
10-26-16, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By Pawlus

I agree with you fully. However lower level...

I agree with you fully. However lower level groups like 105 or Arabesque (2nd in line, but still considered medicore though beautiful) are easier to obtain and also less sought after.

The story...
10-26-16, 11:12 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 32,607
Posted By Pawlus

It's not even pink and that's the worst part!!!...

It's not even pink and that's the worst part!!! :cry:
10-26-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By Pawlus

Vintage groupset pricing dilemma

Hi,

Recently I've been wondering a lot about how vintage groupsets should be priced. The main thing I would like to see your input on is if the group should be priced the same as combined price of...
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