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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.
08-03-20, 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...
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!
07-29-20, 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...
07-28-20, 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...
07-26-20, 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, 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...
07-23-20, 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...
07-23-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 964
Posted By unworthy1

that suckah is KNURLED. and I had no trouble at...

that suckah is KNURLED. and I had no trouble at all with a recent Passage I bought from a seller in Taiwan, very ordinarily crown race with no extra inner radius. Of course this is going on a...
07-22-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,808
Posted By unworthy1

Double D DAY-um! There's no statute of...

Double D DAY-um! There's no statute of limitations when you are going to nail it, and no statue of imitations when you're the one and only Maurice Moss, bravo again!
07-21-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 475
Posted By unworthy1

I also have a love for trusty old tools (just...

I also have a love for trusty old tools (just like for trusty, rusty old bikes!) and am not willing to throw either into the dump without some effort to renew.I own 2 or 3 Cyclo Rivolis and yes they...
07-19-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 964
Posted By unworthy1

I am sending Hong (orangeology) a small amount of...

I am sending Hong (orangeology) a small amount of THIS flavor of Loctite Green, it's "high strength" and am glad that this stuff is actually the COLOR green, unlike all the other Loctites that are...
07-17-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 964
Posted By unworthy1

LocTite GREEN is what they specify for "sleeves"...

LocTite GREEN is what they specify for "sleeves" and gap-filling like this. I have a big bottle of it, if there's no better option MAYBE I could mail you some, but this might fall into the "not...
07-16-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By unworthy1

Hmm, don't recognize any "signature" elements in...

Hmm, don't recognize any "signature" elements in the frame and fork looks like a (good quality 531) replacement but "brake-abled". Plus you got rare Cinelli M-71 pedals! The details on this Track...
07-16-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,332
Posted By unworthy1

Agreed it's a Custom and most likely American (or...

Agreed it's a Custom and most likely American (or NorthAM) but have no idea based on the "bird" motif. A lot of skill apparent in MOST of the lugwork except in spots where it's not so clean like the...
07-11-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 791
Posted By unworthy1

I am defaulting to the Tange Passage for another...

I am defaulting to the Tange Passage for another project of mine that needs a very short-stack HS, it's not quite as nice as a Levin but it ain't BAD!
07-11-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 791
Posted By unworthy1

Or spring for that fancy innicycle "adapter" made...

Or spring for that fancy innicycle "adapter" made by joejack951, supposedly will work when you have as little as 27mm of steerer and for a project like this one I think worth the $$. check it out...
07-08-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By unworthy1

It's a Taiwanese "homage" to the Swiss Pletscher,...

It's a Taiwanese "homage" to the Swiss Pletscher, the spring-loaded destroyer of groceries and snapper of fingers ;)
07-05-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2,988
Views: 259,685
Posted By unworthy1

I have a LH shifter that's not an exact match (it...

I have a LH shifter that's not an exact match (it does not have any part number only "Shimano Singapore and "PI" stamped on the brite plated (not black painted) steel clamp. It has a very similar...
06-30-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By unworthy1

Wow, just...wow! Bats aside that is another case...

Wow, just...wow! Bats aside that is another case closed, Commissioner, thanks to the Maestro-Mister-Maurice-Moss! I have never even heard of Rebellato, but I am convinced and convinced of the Vetta...
06-30-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By unworthy1

Not a Rossin "R" but do not recognize this one....

Not a Rossin "R" but do not recognize this one. If it has Cinelli frame bits (BB shell, stay bridge, etc.) it can't be bad but does not appear to be one of the major Italian brands that begin with...
06-29-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By unworthy1

Looks like it has a conventional BB unit, too...

Looks like it has a conventional BB unit, too (another plus) but watch out how you handle the seat cluster "ears" those have been a known weak spot on most of these "fillet brazed" frames.
06-26-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By unworthy1

since the seatpost is 27.2 then at least the seat...

since the seatpost is 27.2 then at least the seat tube is likely DB seamless, and since the decal is a "nod" or "homage" to Columbus you'd tend to think that tube is SL, but what's "Racer"? I'd say...
06-23-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By unworthy1

Evaporust now makes a "gel" for just this sort of...

Evaporust now makes a "gel" for just this sort of "spot treatment" or so I read. But you could make something like a "bandage" of guaze or cotton ball soaked in your choice of rust killer and tape it...
06-21-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,057
Posted By unworthy1

Ital BB threads, Columbus fork blade decal (so...

Ital BB threads, Columbus fork blade decal (so another nail in any Brit bike theory) and you got this for FREE?! Nice going, I'm sure it will find a good home. You think it has clearance for "fat...
06-21-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By unworthy1

And still no idea but doesn't look like the slot...

And still no idea but doesn't look like the slot in the seat lug is TOO distorted so maybe the apparently too-small seat posts are not that far off, but I have no better idea from seeing these except...
06-20-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By unworthy1

"4 Hearts" sounds to me like it could be the...

"4 Hearts" sounds to me like it could be the Wellgo logo (a Taiwanese brand) but would need to see pix.
06-20-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,057
Posted By unworthy1

Well! Enough details match to say definitely is a...

Well! Enough details match to say definitely is a Italvega (Torresini) product, even seems there was at least a model with Campy ends that did not get any BB shell piercings, like the "Super Light",...
06-19-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By unworthy1

that is hilarious. But in a cool sort of...

that
is
hilarious.

But in a cool sort of way, but...
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06-19-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,057
Posted By unworthy1

Italvega also popped into my head, but need to...

Italvega also popped into my head, but need to know the BB (it's prolly stamped on the cup if you get the cranks off) and I think it's the paint and chrome together that gives it that whiff, but not...
06-18-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,057
Posted By unworthy1

BB threading? Seatpost size? Forkcrown COULD be...

BB threading? Seatpost size? Forkcrown COULD be British (Haden or Davis) but the serial number sure does not look "Raleigh" to my eye.
06-16-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By unworthy1

Wow, Slick and Trick! Nice score, clean it up and...

Wow, Slick and Trick! Nice score, clean it up and enjoy it!
06-08-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By unworthy1

there's another option the smooth unthreaded...

there's another option the smooth unthreaded alloy collar made by Wheels Manufacturing (they call it a Presta Stem Saver, part no. PSS-1). installs from tube side, simple, effective but pricey for...
06-07-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 566
Posted By unworthy1

actually the mustache was a Lyft thing (and...

actually the mustache was a Lyft thing (and originally it was a big fluffy pink plush item that got wired onto the grills of those unfortunate cars, and dragged thru the elements until filthy), but...
06-05-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 566
Posted By unworthy1

There were 2 finishes that Puch and A-D used for...

There were 2 finishes that Puch and A-D used for the "Vent Noir and Vent Noir II" series frames, I belive the "not II" was a satin black paint where the "II" had the dark tinted chrome plating. IIRC...
06-03-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By unworthy1

used to be a thing "everybody did" but maybe they...

used to be a thing "everybody did" but maybe they all did it badly...in any case you hardly ever find any shop who will lathe-cut (or die-cut) more threading on a garden-variety steel steerer.Some...
06-02-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By unworthy1

I have seen that lug cutout once before, too, but...

I have seen that lug cutout once before, too, but now am drawing a blank. Somebody will remember but it's an obscure one! Do you mean the Nervar cranks have BSA (BSC) pedal threads, and are the hubs...
05-31-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By unworthy1

Hugh Enochs (La Honda, CA.) had been active on...

Hugh Enochs (La Honda, CA.) had been active on the CR list up until a few years ago, now I realize I have not seen his name attached to a post in some time.Anybody know about his status? I think Jim...
05-30-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,323
Posted By unworthy1

I tend to doubt there's anything weird with the...

I tend to doubt there's anything weird with the welding on the BB shell, this looks totally typical of a common welded BB shell. You might see no signs in the interior of the shell cause it's a tight...
05-27-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,075
Posted By unworthy1

interesting! That's a model of Viscount I never...

interesting! That's a model of Viscount I never heard of (and at first stab Google doesn't provide any pix), so if you have any pix of this Victor to share we'd love to see them! Glad you were able...
05-20-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,532
Posted By unworthy1

Following up, here are some pix of the actual...

Following up, here are some pix of the actual stickers made by Velocal for Merlin and Allegro, plus some pix as-installed on the frames, both these were home-sprays by me (varying quality and time...
05-19-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,532
Posted By unworthy1

I have made the artwork part of several sets of...

I have made the artwork part of several sets of stickers (thin PSA vinyl) and decals (waterslide) but always had somebody else do the printing. The waterslides are just now being applied to my old...
05-17-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,001
Posted By unworthy1

"Frank the Welder"? I'd just hand him the keys...

"Frank the Welder"? I'd just hand him the keys (house, car, safe, speed boat) and say "have fun"! I'd trust him with it, whatever "it" might be. :)
05-15-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By unworthy1

well that sticker says Ishiwata tubing but it...

well that sticker says Ishiwata tubing but it "ain't necessarily so"! The other details like long Campy DOs, BCM lugs and appears to be a Vagner (or other classic make) fork crown might point to a...
05-13-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By unworthy1

from the top pic: unclear. But those in the...

from the top pic: unclear. But those in the bottom pic sure look anodized. I only have Tommaselli (actual) motorcycle levers and they have no finish (except perhaps clear anodizing if at all)
05-09-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By unworthy1

a "double retro" is self-canceling (just like a...

a "double retro" is self-canceling (just like a double-negative = positive), so you'd have either "antero-friction" or if going with Simplex maybe "avant-friction" is better! ;)
05-04-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2,988
Views: 259,685
Posted By unworthy1

Just to update this thread and give a big...

Just to update this thread and give a big thankful SHOUT-OUT to Merziac, the cup-tool arrived, I used it this evening and the BB shell threads are clean enough that the "test" BB unit I could not get...
05-04-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By unworthy1

Yep, that's my take on it, too^ Tretubi Aelle....

Yep, that's my take on it, too^ Tretubi Aelle. But as Merziac has stated the (paraphrasing) the "proof of this pudding is in the riding"! So build it and ride, you may discover you love Tretubi...
05-03-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By unworthy1

Actually thanks to the close-ups that Dannyboy21...

Actually thanks to the close-ups that Dannyboy21 just uploaded I do believe that decal is for Columbus Aelle tubing and it's a later style (post 1978, with blue border) than I had previously thought....
05-03-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By unworthy1

cannot make out enough of that decal to be...

cannot make out enough of that decal to be certain but appears to be a rectangular Columbus from the era when this was what would be later called "SL" (a triangular from the same era meant "tre-tubi"...
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