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08-13-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By jppe

Great start! I rode in Vermont July 2019 and it's...

Great start! I rode in Vermont July 2019 and it's really beautiful. Just getting out in the countryside and exploring should be plenty of motivation for you to keep it going. Enjoy the journey!
08-13-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By T-Mar

The rear derailleur is a replacement and it's...

The rear derailleur is a replacement and it's 1990s Shimano Alivio, That's an early 1980s frame, circa 1982-1983. Almost certainly manufactured in Japan. It's got mismatched wheels. The front has a...
08-13-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By xiaoman1

Too High....Celeste green is the way to go with...

Too High....Celeste green is the way to go with Bianchi, there are a lot of bikes out there, don't worry if you pass on this one.
Ben
08-13-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I have a few comments: 1) What about riding with...

I have a few comments: 1) What about riding with your son again. One of my sons lives overseas but we often ride when we can get together. Itís a great motivator.
2) Get a saddle that suits you. But...
08-12-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome, lurker. I say take it easy and keep...

Welcome, lurker.

I say take it easy and keep it fun.

Cycling is a Sport offering the best results when practiced for life.
Slow and steady, beats anything that results in burn-out and is...
08-12-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 591
Posted By Bad Lag

The "trick" is to not use cleats. The other...

The "trick" is to not use cleats.

The other "trick" is to not tuck the strap's end into the buckle. Leaving it loose allows you to just quickly reach down, hit the metal buckle and loosen the...
08-12-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 591
Posted By MeadMan2

The trick is to tighten the straps enough to hold...

The trick is to tighten the straps enough to hold your feet on the pedal so that the cleat stay engaged with the pedal but loose enough that you can yank your foot out in an emergency. I found that...
08-12-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 591
Posted By BFisher

I just don't pull my straps tight on the bikes...

I just don't pull my straps tight on the bikes that have them. Never had an issue with it. I ride them with Giro Rumble shoes. In and out is easy, and the clips help keep my feet from sliding...
08-12-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By GlennR

You earned a better bike, good job.

You earned a better bike, good job.
08-09-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,197
Posted By CV-6

What to do? Ride it. If you like it...

What to do?

Ride it. If you like it enough,you keep it. If not, you sell it so someone else can enjoy it.
08-08-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By miamijim

Very, very nice. Those were 1982 models and have...

Very, very nice. Those were 1982 models and have unique serial numbers. The stamped number matches the paper sticker number.

Original bar tape was white pearl cello/Bennoto style. The one I...
08-07-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By repechage

The Olympic 12 stayed out as a model produced at...

The Olympic 12 stayed out as a model produced at a new to WestCoast Cycle Supply mfg. it was of a different look- keying off of what Centurion was doing at the time,

A better spec than the typical...
08-07-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 773
Posted By rootboy

Yeah. A Brooks Team Pro. If you can find an older...

Yeah. A Brooks Team Pro. If you can find an older one in great shape, all the better.
08-07-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 773
Posted By joesch

Brooks would be good choice even Cambium natural....

Brooks would be good choice even Cambium natural.
I would also consider San Selle Marco Rolls or Concor.
08-07-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 554
Posted By Danmozy66

good point. I like that as well

good point. I like that as well
08-07-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 554
Posted By PugRider

The only bike with a Campy Ergo setup I've ever...

The only bike with a Campy Ergo setup I've ever ridden was an 8-speed on a Bianchi Eros I refreshed for a friend. I just loved how the front shifter was more of a friction/microadjust, particularly...
08-07-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By jonwvara

What an empiricist! Shocking.

What an empiricist! Shocking.
08-07-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

That's not a Schwinn.

That's not a Schwinn.
08-07-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By merziac

I have never worried about it one way or the...

I have never worried about it one way or the other, mix and match, trial and error, yes it fits, yes it works, done. ;)

As a professional mechanic I can't even begin to count the number of times I...
08-06-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By madpogue

Covered in dust, with consumables drying out,...

Covered in dust, with consumables drying out, listed as "like new".
08-06-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By hazetguy

so many threads about this already.......... ...

so many threads about this already..........

..........just sayin
08-05-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...this is why those Velo Orange French...

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...this is why those Velo Orange French threaded sealed unit cartridges are such a blessing. :)
08-05-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,399
Posted By bikemig

i reckon if your dog likes them, theyíre fine...

i reckon if your dog likes them, theyíre fine pedals.
08-05-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
Posted By Bogester

Easy peasy. Iíve been doing it for a long time....

Easy peasy. Iíve been doing it for a long time. You get pretty automatic and you shift right into gear just like an index shifter.
08-05-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
Posted By caloso

No problem. I have 9-speed DA barcons set to...

No problem. I have 9-speed DA barcons set to friction on my TT bike. With a DA 7800 RD. I've run 9 and 10 speed Shimano wheels *and* 10 speed Campy wheels without any change.

As others...
08-05-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
Posted By jackbombay

My tall bike has a 10 speed rear that I shift...

My tall bike has a 10 speed rear that I shift with friction thumb shifters, but thumb shifters are better for friction shifting than DT shifters as you have more accurate control over a shift lever...
08-05-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
Posted By Pompiere

As long as the derailleur has enough travel to...

As long as the derailleur has enough travel to span all the cogs, it's not hard to friction shift 8 speeds. I have seen an older derailleur that wouldn't shift to the largest cog because it did not...
08-05-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By Phil_gretz

Like the others, I've never seen the need for an...

Like the others, I've never seen the need for an 8-speed freewheel. If I'm running friction, then 5, 6 or 7 speeds are perfectly fine, being not a "heavy" rider. If I'm starting with an 8-speed...
08-05-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By nlerner

I’m certainly vintage, but I’m not sure how that...

I’m certainly vintage, but I’m not sure how that would affect my chosen tire pressure.
08-05-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By nlerner

Do they come with extra axles for the ones you’ll...

Do they come with extra axles for the ones you’ll break running that 8-speed freewheel? There’s a good reason why cassette hubs replaced freewheel hubs as # of gears increased.
08-05-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
Posted By rccardr

Works fine, almost any derailleur will do the...

Works fine, almost any derailleur will do the job. Details on component mix would help, though.
08-05-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
Posted By Tandem Tom

I would think it would work fine. I run a 9 speed...

I would think it would work fine. I run a 9 speed and use barcon friction. Love them!!
08-04-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By SurferRosa

I use a calculator based on total weight and tire...

I use a calculator based on total weight and tire width.

Bicycle tire pressure calculator (http://www.dorkypantsr.us/bike-tire-pressure-calculator.html)
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08-04-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Trextodd87

Haaaaaaaaaa, couldn't agree MORE!:lol: That was...

Haaaaaaaaaa, couldn't agree MORE!:lol: That was how the previous owner had it mounted, and his pics were high resolution / NICE CAMERA so I decided to save them..
08-04-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
Posted By Ogsarg

Wait till the pandemic is over. A significant...

Wait till the pandemic is over. A significant percentage of the bike purchases will be back on the market and there won't be much competition for them.

Finding a bargain in the current climate is...
08-04-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Ex Pres

Need 10 posts to post pics. You're at 1

Need 10 posts to post pics. You're at 1
08-02-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,047
Posted By nlerner

I’m currently at 18, far too many, and few of the...

I’m currently at 18, far too many, and few of the vintage ones see much use. Maybe next year I’ll see if I can cut that in half.
08-02-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,047
Posted By Murray Missile

Congratulations, my wife would be ecstatic if I...

Congratulations, my wife would be ecstatic if I was down to 12, she'd pass out cold if I got down to 3!
07-30-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice ItalVega, yes , they ride wonderfully....

Nice ItalVega, yes , they ride wonderfully. Whether resurrected from the depths of rust or nice and shiny like yours , they are fine riding bikes
07-29-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Ex Pres

Italvega Nuovo Record

mech986 wanted some pictures and details [in another thread], and I had never taken any, so this is my excuse to finally take & post a couple.
AFAIK, I'm the third owner. The second owner sold me...
07-29-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By DiabloScott

I rode my bike to a pulmonology appointment once...

I rode my bike to a pulmonology appointment once (waiting room was full of people with horrible problems)... on my way out, the doc said something about cycling and my great lung function. One of...
07-28-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By gaucho777

Cotter pins are not always interchangeable. ...

Cotter pins are not always interchangeable.

Quoting the esteemed Sheldon Brown: "Replacement cotters that fit well are not always easy to find. There is very limited interchangeability. The...
07-28-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By merziac

Maybe, the axle/spindle has to be the same size...

Maybe, the axle/spindle has to be the same size as the crank arms and yes the pins may have to be the same but are often hand filed to fit correctly. ;)

So you need a good basic understanding,...
07-28-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 686
Posted By SJX426

Google your subject and you will find multiple...

Google your subject and you will find multiple threads on the subject.
However, this is my solution with a 12 foot ceiling. I regret it is not 14 or better as I could hang above the garage door....
07-28-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By Vefer

Truth!

Truth!
07-28-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By dmanthree

Yes, it helps

Riding, that is. I had a physical exam for a new life insurance policy (my old one expires when I turn 66 in September) and the results were, well, pretty good. BP 125/75. Pulse 52. body fat 16%. The...
07-28-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,946
Posted By nlerner

Clearly, you all need to think bigger: ...

Clearly, you all need to think bigger:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1300x956/shanghai_china_water_carrier_bbry51_c690bae1698f8dde6259bac445568d18554846f9.jpg
07-27-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By sced

Nice looking bike. According to this VeloBase.com...

Nice looking bike. According to this VeloBase.com - Component: Simplex SLJ5500 (version 1) (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=b35882d6-65ce-43ac-b68e-b329887d1c77)
max cog = 30 and chain...
07-27-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,946
Posted By Piff

+1 for the minoura bh60 handlebar mount.

+1 for the minoura bh60 handlebar mount.
07-27-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By non-fixie

Excellent! You'll probably have to do something...

Excellent! You'll probably have to do something about the gearing, though.
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