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08-05-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 382
Posted By unworthy1

Now I'm REALLY confused, the sharper pic of that...

Now I'm REALLY confused, the sharper pic of that same braze-on but on the NDS chainstay, as well as the DS, does not compute as a cable guide: why would you need a cable there? Although it DOES...
08-05-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By unworthy1

a very worthwhile project for somebody, but not...

a very worthwhile project for somebody, but not my size so GLWS! I would not think Campy frame bits would be out of place on a Yoshi Konno built frame, even with the Shimano DOs and fork ends.
08-05-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By unworthy1

hmmm, tempted, and I AM local...need to sleep on...

hmmm, tempted, and I AM local...need to sleep on this. So if anybody swoops it up first, I don't declare a "dibs", yet.
08-05-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 382
Posted By unworthy1

Not my bells, I'm afraid, but looks like it's NOT...

Not my bells, I'm afraid, but looks like it's NOT a Roto BB shell and the cutout in the socket is a bit too blurry to make it out but is it another sort of "winged creature", not a match to the...
08-05-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 382
Posted By unworthy1

Yep, as always very pertinent points provided by...

Yep, as always very pertinent points provided by Doug F.! But I'd say if this frame was for touring and not CX there would typically be at least a single (if not double) eyelet on the DOs, plus it's...
08-05-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 382
Posted By unworthy1

One thing rings a faint bell with this, but very...

One thing rings a faint bell with this, but very faint: there was a make of frame that we usually saw coming from Benelux and some were CX frames but marked with a single "D" engraved in the lugs and...
08-04-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 382
Posted By unworthy1

subscribing! no ID for me, never saw that "JC"...

subscribing! no ID for me, never saw that "JC" eagle before but like the effect with flat stock and a few handtools,This seems like it was a CX or touring frame, but the canti bosses are 2 different...
08-03-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 57,411
Views: 8,338,026
Posted By unworthy1

^ You are KILLING me! $50 CAD for a...

^ You
are KILLING
me!
$50 CAD for a Marinoni frame in EL OS???
Some of us would fly to Vancouver to snag that one!
But no use,
no
use...
Luckily it's not my size, whew!
:)
08-03-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By unworthy1

That's the trick: you copy and paste but take the...

That's the trick: you copy and paste but take the "s" off https before you hit return. That's a fine looking cromovelato frame in pristine condition! The BB shell is indeed a Cinelli SC and the...
08-03-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 760
Posted By unworthy1

"Honking rubbers". Well that IS what some...

"Honking rubbers".

Well that IS what some people call these, plus it's just funny to say (with a straight face).

:rolleyes:
08-03-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By unworthy1

Finally have some pix of the long tall French...

Finally have some pix of the long tall French fork (might be a Motobecane, this TBD). It has some serious rust spots but I soaked this in something like oxalic acid so the rust is just rough and...
08-03-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By unworthy1

weren't there 2 styles: an earlier one with a...

weren't there 2 styles: an earlier one with a Hexagon body and smaller prongs then one with just 2 flats on the body and slightly larger prongs? If I am remembering right I'd guess your '84 would...
08-03-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,988
Views: 259,685
Posted By unworthy1

did somebody answer this need already? If not,...

did somebody answer this need already?
If not, I can mail you one: you choose either unbranded (decent chrome) or Shimano (looks like new)
neither has the nut/bolt, you supply your own.
PM me
Oh...
08-03-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By unworthy1

Nobody in Frank's family with an "L" first name,...

Nobody in Frank's family with an "L" first name, so ...? It looks like a fairly mainstream Italian contract-built and that panto is also generic, can't make out any more details since the link...
08-01-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 57,411
Views: 8,338,026
Posted By unworthy1

No idea either except it's some top-end custom...

No idea either except it's some top-end custom craftsmanship. The lugs appear to be modern re-interpretations of classic patterns, sort of like How Richard Sachs made his "Newvex" versions of Nervex...
08-01-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By unworthy1

Latest Update:the Specialized #2...

Latest Update:the Specialized #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) AND the Tange yellow are both SOLD.

Specialized #1...
08-01-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By unworthy1

Well! guess it COULD happen, then ^, if as you...

Well! guess it COULD happen, then ^, if as you say this decal is original. My guess is nobody would apply that decal if they were mis-representing the tubing, it's not exactly "top-tier".Thanks for...
07-31-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 603
Posted By unworthy1

What is "the Alan Thread"? Is it about repairing...

What is "the Alan Thread"? Is it about repairing ALAN frames? Oh, NVM, I think I just stumbled on it, you got an ALAN Carbonio, huh? FUN!
07-31-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By unworthy1

More updates: have potential sale of both the...

More updates: have potential sale of both the Specialized red #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) (WITHOUT the HS) as well as the Tange Yellow, and can confirm the...
07-31-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 603
Posted By unworthy1

I don't know how much I would trust a re-bonded...

I don't know how much I would trust a re-bonded frame BUT if I was going to tackle this I would try to remove the DO from both chainstay (easy since it's loose) and seatstay (unknown) so I could prep...
07-30-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By unworthy1

I hear Ya! This vicious circle was making me...

I hear Ya! This vicious circle was making me cross X 3!!
And then I got a glance of my sorry mug in the mirror:
whoa!
Crowsfeet!
07-30-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By unworthy1

Edit No I forgot to post the TWO prices, one with...

Edit No I forgot to post the TWO prices, one with the Specialized HS or without AND I remeasured the steerer on S-fork #2 which is actually 197mm, just a little less than I had written on the...
07-29-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 533
Posted By unworthy1

there are "tolerances" in any manufactured item...

there are "tolerances" in any manufactured item so you may have a top nut here that is at the largest acceptable limit that passed inspection, or it slipped by (when it should have been rejected as...
07-29-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By unworthy1

Per the Bearing Industry (it speaks with one...

Per the Bearing Industry (it speaks with one voice) the dimensions for a 6003 is 17mm (ID or the hole for the spindle) x 35mm (OD, that fits in the BB shell) x 10mm (thickness) check this is same as...
07-29-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 603
Posted By unworthy1

I would get a good strong magnifying glass and...

I would get a good strong magnifying glass and really look over all the areas you've been sanding to see if any fiber has become exposed.If so then I'd say "too far gone" and retire the frame. But I...
07-29-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By unworthy1

Update: Yellow Tange fork has a "dibs" on it by...

Update: Yellow Tange fork has a "dibs" on it by 3speedslow, the 2 Specialized red forks are still wide open and all fair game!
07-28-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By unworthy1

I have a Cambian I assume to be cotton/rubber but...

I have a Cambian I assume to be cotton/rubber but have put very few miles in on it. My take is that the rubber is what your bum makes contact with and the fabric is less significant to the feel and...
07-28-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By unworthy1

That should not be a big problem, all these BB...

That should not be a big problem, all these BB typically used commonly available industrial cartridge bearings that any well-stocked bearing supplier can sell you. I don't know the number of these...
07-28-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By unworthy1

shoot, that's a handful of disappointment, but...

shoot, that's a handful of disappointment, but still for the capital outlay of 80 euros, I'd try to make the thing ride-able (but I'm a sucker for hopeless cases!)
07-28-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 57,411
Views: 8,338,026
Posted By unworthy1

Biopace chainrings...of course! ;)

Biopace chainrings...of course! ;)
07-27-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 417
Posted By unworthy1

Ah so I see, as I said I am NO Raleigh Gran Prix...

Ah so I see, as I said I am NO Raleigh Gran Prix expert and now I have proved it! The headlugs on the OPs as well as the bottom HS cup do look pretty consistent with images of other GP examples from...
07-27-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By unworthy1

Last for this batch is another red Specialized...

Last for this batch is another red Specialized fork but it's a step up (I think) to the first: this has a semi-sloping external socket crown but sharper edges, also "S" logos engraved but no teal...
07-27-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 417
Posted By unworthy1

2 details that seem "different": the headlugs...

2 details that seem "different": the headlugs don't have the 2 "horns" at the front like the green example juvela posted but seem to be a 'closed triangle', is this a clue to someone? Also headset...
07-27-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By unworthy1

Here's the next on offer: I wrote a note that it...

Here's the next on offer: I wrote a note that it came off a Nishiki frame, but have no memory of what model or any other details except what I see and measure: it's 700C and sort of an "aero" style,...
07-26-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 417
Posted By unworthy1

Raleigh Gran Prix was my guess, too. (the paint...

Raleigh Gran Prix was my guess, too. (the paint scheme was a wicked red herring to divert to Motobecane) The Brooks Pro saddle is a huge upgrade even tho it needs some help, and i think the AVA stem...
07-26-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By unworthy1

Fair enough, jethin I think you're right this is...

Fair enough, jethin I think you're right this is an '80s fork and would look out of place on a 1974 frame....so people who are looking for something more "moderne" , depending on your location I'm...
07-26-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By unworthy1

When you come to a fork in the road...

Take it! Apologies to Yogi Berra, but that's good advice! I recently sold a chrome Tange fork to a C&Ver and that sale prompted another member to ask if I had forks for sale. Yes, I do have a few....
07-26-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,059
Posted By unworthy1

well 1980 would not support this theory, I am now...

well 1980 would not support this theory, I am now out of guesses! Hope the OP can come up with some more clues, not for me but for somebody better at this, like MauriceMoss
07-26-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By unworthy1

I like the "fill with rod, braze and re-drill"...

I like the "fill with rod, braze and re-drill" option, myself, but it's not my fork. You could try a brass rod rather than steel, not sure if that would be easier to solder/braze versus steel, or...
07-26-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 57,411
Views: 8,338,026
Posted By unworthy1

First thing it's NOT the exact same bike, not...

First thing it's NOT the exact same bike, not even sure if it's French let alone a Moto, despite the paint scheme which would mis-direct you. Whatever this is you sure did good to walk away with it...
07-26-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By unworthy1

I use a nut driver, I like that it's a hollow...

I use a nut driver, I like that it's a hollow shaft (not so important for this job) and the handle stays attached. A full metric set was cheap at the "emporium of cheapness" Harbor Freight. Cheap...
07-26-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By unworthy1

I will keep my eyes peeled for it, but my range...

I will keep my eyes peeled for it, but my range of travel is greatly reduced these days, still...might chance upon it and will call the cops if I do. What's the ref to "Honda Odyssey and an old...
07-26-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By unworthy1

Jim is still an active post-er in the CR list...

Jim is still an active post-er in the CR list (Classic Rendezvous) and has contributed many valuable (and invaluable) stories and insights. Wonder if he still has the "long hair and beard"? ;)
07-26-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,059
Posted By unworthy1

Interesting thought, if so it's perhaps pointing...

Interesting thought, if so it's perhaps pointing to an "SMS" Reynolds tubing set, as this is the only sticker/decal that I'm aware of that could be be plausible in that shape, for this vintage a...
07-25-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By unworthy1

there was a nice how-to write up by a member that...

there was a nice how-to write up by a member that has gone missing (nothing posted in a few years) that showed how he does (did) this in step-by-step. But I can't recall his handle at this mo, he was...
07-24-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By unworthy1

DOH a different 2 words yes it is Topline and...

DOH a different 2 words yes it is Topline and here's a link Topline Bike Cranks - the Buyer's Guide, 2015 (http://www.bikepro.com/products/cranks/topline.html)
07-24-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By unworthy1

yep Pro Lite. Cook Bros Racing (AKA CQP) also...

yep Pro Lite. Cook Bros Racing (AKA CQP) also made a crank that looks a bit similar but I think this one is a Pro Lite (I forgot it's 2 words) DOH a different 2 words yes it is Top Line
07-24-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 475
Posted By unworthy1

Dunno but looks the same as my (oldest) one,...

Dunno but looks the same as my (oldest) one, maybe I can take some pix later. Never seen one with a threaded punch-pin, that's a new one, makes me wonder if it was a mod: did you get this tool new or...
07-23-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By unworthy1

what a beauty, congrats! I hope the damage is...

what a beauty, congrats! I hope the damage is minor and the repair doesn't damage that paint!
07-23-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,059
Posted By unworthy1

They compare very favorably, at least the 172 and...

They compare very favorably, at least the 172 and 971 are very much in the same ballpark as far as metallurgical composition (well maybe Chrome-moly vs Manganese-moly) and the wall thicknesses, Vitus...
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