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11-29-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By kunsunoke

Potential decal source -...

Potential decal source - https://www.velocals.com/k-1/
11-29-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By kunsunoke

If it were my bike and it had sentimental value...

If it were my bike and it had sentimental value to me, I'd probably have the frameset powder-coated.

Start here - https://www.tiger-coatings.com/us-en/shop/

You will need to do some digging to...
11-27-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 717
Posted By kunsunoke

snap

snap
11-25-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 562
Posted By kunsunoke

Late to the party - never mind.

Late to the party - never mind.
11-25-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,837
Posted By kunsunoke

Sampler for those that like the number "10" ...

Sampler for those that like the number "10"

1) Old Italian steel road bike, Campagnolo Record or NR equipped.

2) Italian steel road bike from the MTB era; Record-C or Dura-Ace equipped; bonus...
11-25-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By kunsunoke

Oh my GOD, they're TURKEYS!

Oh my GOD, they're TURKEYS!
11-21-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,040
Posted By kunsunoke

Actually, I built my own PC from Taiwanese,...

Actually, I built my own PC from Taiwanese, American, Thai, German and Japanese parts. What was the point that you were trying to make?
11-21-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,040
Posted By kunsunoke

There's a reason why people buy Brooks or...

There's a reason why people buy Brooks or Berthoud. The saddles work well, fit well, break in in predictable fashion, and are based on proven designs and reasonably robust construction. The people...
11-20-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,040
Posted By kunsunoke

Gyes saddles are also made in China (ROC),...

Gyes saddles are also made in China (ROC), without exploitation or slave labor - and at reduced environmental toxicity vs. what comes out of the PRC.

Gyes (http://www.gyes.com.tw/index.html)
...
11-19-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,040
Posted By kunsunoke

I'm sure there are a few reputable companies...

I'm sure there are a few reputable companies there, but the country of origin matters. This is particularly true when one considers business volumes, and couples them with business ethics. PROC is...
11-19-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,040
Posted By kunsunoke

For context, the saddles were likely made in the...

For context, the saddles were likely made in the People's Republic of China, a nation nobody is allowed to criticize.

https://www.unistrengh.com/guestbook/
10-14-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,303
Posted By kunsunoke

Dura Ace 7700 GS, for all the reasons already...

Dura Ace 7700 GS, for all the reasons already stated.
10-07-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2,512
Views: 300,407
Posted By kunsunoke

PSA - Tires to avoid - Panaracer Race C Evo3 26mm...

PSA - Tires to avoid - Panaracer Race C Evo3 26mm

Panaracer Race C Evo3 26mm at Bike Recyclery...
10-06-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 803
Posted By kunsunoke

This seems like a really good application for a...

This seems like a really good application for a Suntour Cyclone GT.

The shifting would certainly be a lot better than anything Campagnolo had to offer from that same era. (And for anyone asking...
Replies: 30
Views: 1,288
Posted By kunsunoke

Might be for Japan. It's too expensive to own a...

Might be for Japan. It's too expensive to own a car in places like Tokyo. Also, there are more OCD people there than anywhere else.
09-27-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,304
Posted By kunsunoke

I can understand your frustration. There's a...

I can understand your frustration. There's a buyers market in effect right now, and also considerable inflationary pressure curbing purchasing power - so that means things are more difficult for the...
09-27-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,304
Posted By kunsunoke

There is a light resurgence, I'd say. The prices...

There is a light resurgence, I'd say. The prices were reasonable again. Italian stuff is a little more difficult to come by than it once was. Best deals were attained by digging through mystery,...
09-27-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,304
Posted By kunsunoke

Turnout for Fall Velofest 2022 was much improved...

Turnout for Fall Velofest 2022 was much improved vs. Spring 2022. There were quite a few more dealers this go-around, but most were flippers, hobbyists and vintage enthusiasts. As a result, the mix...
09-24-22, 04:11 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,304
Posted By kunsunoke

Gonna find out more about the state of the market...

Gonna find out more about the state of the market today. TTown Velofest 2022 starts in about three hours.
09-22-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,872
Posted By kunsunoke

Dad wasn't wrong. Suntour Cyclone and Superbe...

Dad wasn't wrong. Suntour Cyclone and Superbe friction shifting is a miracle of the universe - but then that's also true for just about any friction system using slant parallelogram derailleurs.
...
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By kunsunoke

The really valuable Kuwahara bikes were made in...

The really valuable Kuwahara bikes were made in Osaka, Japan during the 1980s. BMX bikes tend to bring in more cash than mountain bikes, so you have that working against you.

If that bike was...
09-05-22, 03:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 498
Posted By kunsunoke

Leave the crossings alone. If the spokes are...

Leave the crossings alone.

If the spokes are the cheap kind (plated steel) you're not likely to extend their lifespans by any appreciable degree.

If the spokes are stainless, it won't make...
08-26-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By kunsunoke

I might have one (Shimano 600) in my box of...

I might have one (Shimano 600) in my box of spares. I'll check tonight.
08-24-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,980
Posted By kunsunoke

I drink coffee before, or during rides - though...

I drink coffee before, or during rides - though the latter tends to occur when the temperature drops below 55 degrees.

Javataza Costa Rican Dark Roast...
07-27-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By kunsunoke

Huffy made bikes to hit specific...

Huffy made bikes to hit specific department/catalog store price points. That was their business model. For the extremely casual rider (most people, even during the Bike Boom), and for those parents...
07-17-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By kunsunoke

You could try this: Eastwood Bulldog...

You could try this: Eastwood Bulldog (https://www.eastwood.com/bulldog-adhesion-promoter-aerosol-15oz-etpo123b.html)
07-04-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,621
Posted By kunsunoke

Not sure if you're being facetious or not. The...

Not sure if you're being facetious or not. The following is the opinion of an Gen-X engineer, not intended to offend, to be taken or left as necessary.

Straight blade forks blew up during the...
06-19-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,516
Posted By kunsunoke

As others have stated - it's not a Raleigh Pro. ...

As others have stated - it's not a Raleigh Pro.

And, no, road bikes weren't ever made that way - even in the dark days of ROC bike manufacture.

This is a "parts or not working" listing at...
06-09-22, 03:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,746
Posted By kunsunoke

Brand new from Osaka, with paint scheme/colors of...

Brand new from Osaka, with paint scheme/colors of choice. Here -

https://alexscycle.com/collections/panasonic/products/panasonic-frcc03-crmo-road-frame-set-460-630mm
05-24-22, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By kunsunoke

It's possible to run a Shimano 7+1 cassette setup...

It's possible to run a Shimano 7+1 cassette setup (e.g. a standard Shimano 7-speed cassette cluster, plus one additional cog with 7-speed spacing) if you have an 8-9-10 speed compatible freehub body....
05-12-22, 03:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,513
Posted By kunsunoke

Velofest was smaller than usual this year. The...

Velofest was smaller than usual this year. The weather was not good (even Gore-Tex didn't help) but there were deals for people that stuck it out. Also, there was a lot of good, vintage iron at the...
04-04-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,873
Posted By kunsunoke

Even if the bike wasn't ridden much, it's amazing...

Even if the bike wasn't ridden much, it's amazing that the Italian paint held up to that degree. Normally, Itey lacquer is about as brittle as fine porcelain.

It's a shame they couldn't be...
12-01-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By kunsunoke

Calling dibs on this. You'll want to check your...

Calling dibs on this. You'll want to check your PMs.
10-05-21, 04:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By kunsunoke

Cycling in Eastern and Central PA requires...

Cycling in Eastern and Central PA requires climbing ability. Even in the valleys, one needs to be able to climb.

One of my routes takes me from Fleetwood to Oley, across the Reading Prong - so I...
09-16-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,000
Posted By kunsunoke

De Rosa Professional Masi Gran Criterium ...

De Rosa Professional
Masi Gran Criterium
Tommasini Prestige / Super Prestige
Cinelli Supercorsa
Picchio Special
09-15-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,821
Posted By kunsunoke

For road setups, Shimano didn't change pull ratio...

For road setups, Shimano didn't change pull ratio for years. The only exception to that rule was for Dura Ace 7400, so if you don't have one of those rear mechs, you should be good to go for...
09-04-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,076
Posted By kunsunoke

The ad was placed in Buffalo. Where was the bike...

The ad was placed in Buffalo. Where was the bike actually acquired?

My guess would be Cheektowaga or West Seneca. If so - Did the seller have a screened "porch" and pink flamingos as well?
03-20-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,801
Posted By kunsunoke

My own Record Pro (late-60s era) is Reynolds 531,...

My own Record Pro (late-60s era) is Reynolds 531, so they do exist in that form.

Rides pretty nicely, and has a lot of room for fat tires.
01-23-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 29,434
Posted By kunsunoke

Anybody up for another one of these challenges?

Anybody up for another one of these challenges?
10-12-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,914
Posted By kunsunoke

Fluoro. Fluorinated grease is a miracle of...

Fluoro.

Fluorinated grease is a miracle of the universe. :)
10-12-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By kunsunoke

Looks like this had nothing to do with the seat,...

Looks like this had nothing to do with the seat, but is instead related to the seat-post bolt.

Some observations:

The seat-post looks undersized. It's likely a previous owner decided to use...
10-11-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By kunsunoke

Is there another nut on the opposite side of the...

Is there another nut on the opposite side of the seat clamp? Does that nut turn when you wrench on the other nut? If so, you're not tightening anything. The seat is going to keep slipping.
...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,388
Posted By kunsunoke

That Pinarello's definitely bent. You could have...

That Pinarello's definitely bent. You could have it straightened, but it really looks like the tubes are compromised. If you're going to fix, best bet is sending it out for replacement of the top...
09-25-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,534
Posted By kunsunoke

I tried NOS Syncro 2 shifters on the Marcel...

I tried NOS Syncro 2 shifters on the Marcel Calborn. The rear indexing did not work at all, no matter what the insert was. A switch to Ergopower 8 and a proper slant parallelogram Record C rear...
09-21-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,589
Posted By kunsunoke

I imagine Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal whip...

I imagine Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal whip would have been something hand-made by the French (custom Imron paint job), with reasonably relaxed geometry and a custom pre-softened Brooks saddle...
09-18-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,782
Posted By kunsunoke

Wasn't the bike that got the...

Wasn't the bike that got the frame-pump-in-the-spokes a Free Spirit that the movie people got from Sears? Masi wouldn't allow one of their own bikes to be destroyed, apparently.
09-18-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,107
Posted By kunsunoke

If you decide to rent or buy a bike and do some...

If you decide to rent or buy a bike and do some riding, get some travelers insurance first. Cyclists colliding with pedestrians, automobiles and other cyclists are frequent occurrences there. It's...
09-08-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By kunsunoke

You should be okay. Bridgestone tended to be...

You should be okay. Bridgestone tended to be conservative with build specifications, so the brake levers should work with the Weinmann or Dia Compe center-pull brakes.
09-08-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,951
Posted By kunsunoke

Depends on what you're doing with the bikes. ...

Depends on what you're doing with the bikes.

As city bikes, commuters, point a to point b riders, Schwinn's electro-forged bikes are fine. More than fine, actually, assuming you don't need the...
09-07-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,802
Posted By kunsunoke

This market is wildly inconsistent. Vintage...

This market is wildly inconsistent. Vintage stuff is overpriced (particularly on eBay) and nobody wants it. Cheap stuff is overpriced and nobody wants it. But if your bike is from one of the large...
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