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06-09-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By gearbasher

The OP's photo look as if they ran out of spokes...

The OP's photo look as if they ran out of spokes and used clothes' hangers.
06-03-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By gearbasher

If it's any consolation, I've noticed the left...

If it's any consolation, I've noticed the left front and right rear brake pads on all my bikes tend to wear faster. Seems like the same condition your experiencing. Though I've never worn out a rim...
06-01-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,439
Posted By gearbasher

Whenever I'm working on the crankset, I angle the...

Whenever I'm working on the crankset, I angle the wrench so I can grab the crank arm and the wrench with both hands and squeeze. Always breaks easily and no chance of mangling anything.
05-26-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By gearbasher

Funny this came up. I was going through my parts...

Funny this came up. I was going through my parts stash and found 5 Campy bolts and 6 washers.
05-12-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By gearbasher

According to the first user's review, he...

According to the first user's review, he measured 10.1 mm.
05-12-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By gearbasher

https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Derailleur-Pulley-P...

https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Derailleur-Pulley-Pair-fits/dp/B00367370Y/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=shimano+jockey+wheels&qid=1557662984&s=gateway&sr=8-6
05-08-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By gearbasher

I'll be the "Devil's Advocate"...every frame I've...

I'll be the "Devil's Advocate"...every frame I've ever owned had a braze-on FD tab. I run 50t large chain rings, exclusively. Never had a problem with getting it to shift properly. My Masi once threw...
05-04-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,693
Posted By gearbasher

I've retired 5 steel frames, so far. All due to...

I've retired 5 steel frames, so far. All due to accidents (two of those almost retired me). Probably, they all could have been repaired. But, they lived, they died, they were buried. I have one TSX...
04-25-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 829
Posted By gearbasher

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the C-Record BB used 11 7/32" balls. The Record Pista used 14 3/16".

Have we established the OP is using a C Record Crank set (or the same era lower tiered...
04-24-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By gearbasher

Sorry, but that's all I have.

Sorry, but that's all I have.
04-23-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By gearbasher

Guerciotti also used PRX tubing in the late 90's....

Guerciotti also used PRX tubing in the late 90's. It also has rifling. The purple Guerciotti in the link you posted is definitely PRX. I have the same frame (actually rode it today) See these forum...
04-23-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By gearbasher

I use Park grease because when a bike shop near...

I use Park grease because when a bike shop near me (that catered to deliverymen and low end family bikes) went out of business, they gave me two tubs of the stuff. I have enough to last me until I...
04-19-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By gearbasher

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-26-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,917
Posted By gearbasher

I've only used Silcas since the early 80s. To...

I've only used Silcas since the early 80s. To inflate, I remove the wheel, hold the wheel off the ground with the valve, chest high, at the 12 o'clock position and I pump it this way. Usually there...
03-26-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By gearbasher

Something like this? ...

Something like this? https://hollandbikeshop.com/en-gb/bicycle-tools-maintenance/bicycle-tools/bicycle-chain-tools/chain-rivet-extractor/cyclus-chain-tool-pliers/
...
03-18-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 7,607
Posted By gearbasher

Here's a Calvin and Hobbes plus a couple more: ...

Here's a Calvin and Hobbes plus a couple more:

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03-10-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By gearbasher

All my frames (mid 80s to late 90s steel) have...

All my frames (mid 80s to late 90s steel) have brazed-on fd hangers. I run a 50t large chainring on all of them. The derailleurs are all as low as they can go in the hanger and I have about 1-2mm gap...
03-10-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 7,607
Posted By gearbasher

It's geared for kids and I just thought it was...

It's geared for kids and I just thought it was too creepy to give to kids.
03-10-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 7,607
Posted By gearbasher

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-10-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,311
Posted By gearbasher

Not bike related, but this ^^^^^ reminded me of...

Not bike related, but this ^^^^^ reminded me of something my brothers and I used to do. When we were around 5, 7 and 10 years old (I was the middle one), we would put on boxing gloves, go into a...
03-06-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By gearbasher

Thanks for the offer. That was going to be my...

Thanks for the offer. That was going to be my last-ditch-effort plan. The main drawback being the removal of the chrome and rusting.
03-06-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By gearbasher

I just had an epiphany. A recessed brake nut's...

I just had an epiphany. A recessed brake nut's head fits perfectly. Two of those, slightly trimmed down with a stud epoxied into one of them...done....homemade seatpost binder bolt. Any negative...
03-06-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By gearbasher

^^^^ That's an idea, but it's not gonna be pretty...

^^^^ That's an idea, but it's not gonna be pretty enough for me. I'm in no rush and will hunt around some more.
03-05-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By gearbasher

Those are the barrel sizes not the head sizes....

Those are the barrel sizes not the head sizes. Thanks anyhow.
03-05-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By gearbasher

I forgot to say, it's not keyed. I don't mind...

I forgot to say, it's not keyed. I don't mind using two Allens to tighten it up.
03-05-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By gearbasher

Seat post binder bolt w/10mm head?

I'm working on a frame and the seat lug has a recess for the binder bolt.
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I...
03-04-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 884
Views: 133,970
Posted By gearbasher

Jamie Chung ...

Jamie Chung

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02-28-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By gearbasher

I bought a Brooks Pro Team Select back in the mid...

I bought a Brooks Pro Team Select back in the mid 80s (most likely 1983 when I built-up my first "real" road bike). Just as you described. The leather was extremely thick. The thing was rock-hard and...
02-24-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 884
Views: 133,970
Posted By gearbasher

Twiggy ...

Twiggy

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02-24-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 884
Views: 133,970
Posted By gearbasher

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

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02-20-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By gearbasher

Try posting in the Classic and vintage ISO/Trade...

Try posting in the Classic and vintage ISO/Trade thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1136042-iso-trade-thread-part-5-a-43.html

You might get lucky.
02-19-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,025
Posted By gearbasher

My philosophy is: If you don't get on the bike...

My philosophy is: If you don't get on the bike once you leave your house, it's not a bike ride.
02-19-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By gearbasher

Yeah, the more I think about it, the more I feel...

Yeah, the more I think about it, the more I feel it's not necessary. Without it, it's even easier to clean out the old grease.
02-18-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By gearbasher

Well, I just finished overhauling the rear hub....

Well, I just finished overhauling the rear hub. There was plenty of grease inside the hub shell, passed the shield. I guess they don't do a great job.
02-16-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By gearbasher

Campagnolo hub inner grease shield. Why?

I was overhauling my Campy Record hubs (newest version) and, while trying to get all the old grease cleaned out, I dislodged one of the inner grease shields (HB-EU025).
...
02-12-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By gearbasher

I ran a tap through the bottle bosses, adjusters...

I ran a tap through the bottle bosses, adjusters and the rear hanger. Only took a pic of the hanger:
...
02-12-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By gearbasher

So, since it was snowing today, I decided to work...

So, since it was snowing today, I decided to work on the frame.
First, I reamed and faced the head tube. That paint chip on the down tube was there from shipping. Already have a decal to cover it.
...
02-12-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 936
Posted By gearbasher

I took month long vacations in the stratosphere,...

I took month long vacations in the stratosphere, and you know it's really hard to hold your breath.
02-09-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By gearbasher

I'm using a modern Record headset...

I'm using a modern Record headset...
02-09-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By gearbasher

I have a Park threader. Gonna do the job myself....

I have a Park threader. Gonna do the job myself. I'm going to just cut enough threads for a Campy Record headset. I've done facing and chasing on a number of frames. This is going to be my first try...
02-08-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,252
Posted By gearbasher

Over the past 40+ years, I've probably used every...

Over the past 40+ years, I've probably used every lube known to man. Some of them were great and a lot were dogs. I just started using Rock 'n Roll Gold. It stays clean and does last a long time....
02-08-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By gearbasher

Columbus Steer tube length and butting.

Years ago I got a good deal on an NOS frame with TSX tubing. The only problem was the fork (matching color) was for a larger frame. I need to thread and cut down the steer tube to fit. Then I got to...
02-05-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13,789
Views: 1,211,845
Posted By gearbasher

After temps in the single digits and teens, a 41...

After temps in the single digits and teens, a 41 degree day felt like summer. So, it was off to the beach, today. Even though it was overcast and foggy, it didn't keep me or the surfers...
01-30-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By gearbasher

After spending all that time doing a superb paint...

After spending all that time doing a superb paint job, why did you lean the top tube against a tree?

It looks great!

To complete the job, you have to jam a Silca pump in the front wheel.:lol:
01-24-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,803
Posted By gearbasher

My experience with chains. Remember this comes...

My experience with chains. Remember this comes from 2 x 10 Campy drive trains. So, it might be apples and oranges for you.
Sram wears the fastest
KMC lasts long, is the least expensive, but is...
01-22-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By gearbasher

I'm not crazy about Adam Sandler. But, as far as...

I'm not crazy about Adam Sandler. But, as far as golf goes, "Happy Gilmore" is the golf movie.
01-20-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By gearbasher

It sounds like the spring carriers have cracks in...

It sounds like the spring carriers have cracks in them (a very common issue). Since you put a used spring carrier in, could it have been cracked? Check around the "ring" part of the spring carrier...
01-18-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 884
Views: 133,970
Posted By gearbasher

The Chairman of the Board ...

The Chairman of the Board

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01-18-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By gearbasher

Cyclomondo (http://cyclomondo.net/page20.htm)...

Cyclomondo (http://cyclomondo.net/page20.htm) sells a "Breaking Away" set. Can there be more than one replica out there?
...
01-18-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,100
Posted By gearbasher

Gee, no one's mentioned that other cinematic...

Gee, no one's mentioned that other cinematic masterpiece "Quicksilver".
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