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04-30-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 698
Posted By easyupbug

Other than owning a few and always checking them...

Other than owning a few and always checking them out when I get a chance I am far from a Pinarello expert; I see nothing in the frame that says Pinarello and as said the fork screams Japanese to me. ...
03-23-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By easyupbug

Sure looks the dark silver of TI rather than...

Sure looks the dark silver of TI rather than light silver of Al and looks to have the harder surface of Ti with far fewer signs of use (scratches, rubs, etc.) than an Al frame as well as the typical...
03-15-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By easyupbug

I picked the Imron metallic and truned it over to...

I picked the Imron metallic and truned it over to Andy.
03-15-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By easyupbug

For Merziac - Colin Laing Reynolds 753

Took a few phone snaps on today's ride. One of my more interesting bike rescues. Bought for the 8 speed DA groupset stuffed in a 126mm frame that was unridable. Groupset is as you see it other than...
03-15-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,271
Posted By easyupbug

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03-08-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,877
Posted By easyupbug

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Colin Laing
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,596
Posted By easyupbug

Wow, tire rotation. 70 years in Southern AZ has...

Wow, tire rotation. 70 years in Southern AZ has taught and reinforced many times (everything has thorns/spines) that even I can bring a blown rear tire to a safe stop. Loosing steering control with a...
02-16-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 817
Posted By easyupbug

Bicycle Research makes a special tool for a bent...

Bicycle Research makes a special tool for a bent chainring but I have used an adjustable wrench or a large screwdriver to pry it over straight.
Good luck fining a new one if needed.
02-07-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,027
Posted By easyupbug

I have arthritis in my knees and a torn meniscus...

I have arthritis in my knees and a torn meniscus knee injury in my youth before they got good at my type tear. In my 70s without issues I use pedals/cleats with ideally 6º of float, minimum tension...
02-05-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By easyupbug

I agree with the above but can site one...

I agree with the above but can site one exception. Years ago I bought the inventory of a neighborhood shade tree mechanic, it included box full of maybe 20 used cassettes. They must have been pulled...
01-30-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 954
Posted By easyupbug

Even if you could get a framebuilder to try...

Even if you could get a framebuilder to try "minor" fixes, which I doubt, the brazing will damage the finish for sure. You can spend hundreds getting new tubes and paint but the Cromovelato is...
01-28-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,688
Posted By easyupbug

Red rubber works on mine as well: ...

Red rubber works on mine as well:
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01-28-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By easyupbug

Send me your email and I will forward photos this...

Send me your email and I will forward photos this AM.
01-26-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,550
Posted By easyupbug

Yes that is Al oxide and as said above it is the...

Yes that is Al oxide and as said above it is the cause of the failure. No doubt more common on trainers but cyclists that have the tape get wet from sweat over time have crashed with similar...
01-23-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By easyupbug

You just need to be patient, I have gotten...

You just need to be patient, I have gotten Cyclomondo decals from Australia faster than Velocals.
01-23-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By easyupbug

For my Arizona bikes I use gatorskins as...

For my Arizona bikes I use gatorskins as everything that grows has thorns and as said above until they get some miles are very hard to deal with and I have arthritis in my hands so carry one of these...
01-23-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,176
Posted By easyupbug

While not a bike mechanic I ran a maintenance...

While not a bike mechanic I ran a maintenance organization with 260 pieces of mobile equipment from a few laboratory bikes to Cat D10 dozers and can tell you what I saw in our top mechanics,...
01-23-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By easyupbug

I agree with everything above and I am near a...

I agree with everything above and I am near a town of a half million folks and am lucky to have enough room to keep parts. I can usually cobble together a usable frame with parts from various...
01-16-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,733
Posted By easyupbug

It will pay dividends.

It will pay dividends.
01-16-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By easyupbug

As well said above flushing and re-lube almost...

As well said above flushing and re-lube almost always works for this issue, if you need visuals there is lots on you tube, first I pulled up just now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzLxyrVQ_00
01-12-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,864
Posted By easyupbug

I see OP is in SoCal and if along the coast I...

I see OP is in SoCal and if along the coast I offer canklecat's procedure could be important. I have rounded an aluminum nipple on my daughter's Portland bike and even one down in Southern AZ that...
01-10-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,176
Posted By easyupbug

Looks like nice job, it should serve you well. ...

Looks like nice job, it should serve you well. I usually use just a single coat and then reapply as hands/gloves wear down the shellac after cleaning with soft toothbrush, mild soap and good rinse....
01-10-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By easyupbug

Your levers are Shimano M-140 / MA-100, the...

Your levers are Shimano M-140 / MA-100, the first generation of Dura Ace. Don't think you can find any stock and if you did would need $$$ but I used Cane Creek Dia-Compe Non-Aero hoods and the fit...
01-08-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,538
Posted By easyupbug

We have an unspoken agreement, wife rules the...

We have an unspoken agreement, wife rules the house and my bikes and I rule here:...
12-29-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,364
Posted By easyupbug

I...

I (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/dsnyc1-531784.html)f your bike is orange it is a 1997 with True Temper chromoly not Reynolds 853. I don't know what market you are in but I think some of the...
12-25-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 40,455
Posted By easyupbug

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I have three of Andy's bikes and like them all,...
12-18-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,203
Posted By easyupbug

Wow, wow, glad it is in your hands.

Wow, wow, glad it is in your hands.
12-15-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 936
Posted By easyupbug

If you have got one of Grant Petersen's MB-0, ...

If you have got one of Grant Petersen's MB-0, XO-1, or other lower number models you may have something worth attempting but if not I would agree with the above cautions.
12-02-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,979
Posted By easyupbug

Jan, sounds like this is a special bike for you,...

Jan, sounds like this is a special bike for you, if so I would listen to Doug Fattic. I have cold set two frames with Sheldon's method thinking they were OK and then a beat up custom Reynolds 753r...
10-27-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,482
Posted By easyupbug

Bicycling many years ago was worth reading. I...

Bicycling many years ago was worth reading. I have bikes that only see bike lanes that are swept regularly in very dry Southern AZ and a daughter has fat bikes that are regularly ridden on the Cape...
10-23-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By easyupbug

I love Ksyriums but the alloy threads corrode...

I love Ksyriums but the alloy threads corrode along with any other interface. I use a penetrant soak on each nipple first along with the good advise above.
10-23-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By easyupbug

Loose bearings in an "indexed" headset from false...

Loose bearings in an "indexed" headset from false brinnelling (really fretting) can be sorta smoothed for some time, but if that Pro-tour is a keeper (looks very nice) or you don't want to stiff the...
10-12-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By easyupbug

A little aluminum polish and I use sealer to keep...

A little aluminum polish and I use sealer to keep it shiny really makes these frames pop....
10-04-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By easyupbug

Washers are to protect the joint surfaces from...

Washers are to protect the joint surfaces from tightening, distribute the load evenly under the nut and in some applications the stress under the edges of the hex head can cause deformation. I...
09-28-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,219
Posted By easyupbug

+1 for the local guy if you can find them. I have...

+1 for the local guy if you can find them. I have had our local framebuilder Andy Gilmour paint a few frames, nice work with Imron which holds up well. If the frame is worth respray I don't like the...
09-10-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By easyupbug

Based on the BB bridge and SL tubing I would say...

Based on the BB bridge and SL tubing I would say Treviso. If T-Mar chimes in take what he says to the bank. You will like the ride.
09-02-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 973
Posted By easyupbug

The valley up there will be as usual 110º this...

The valley up there will be as usual 110º this weekend but Bisbee should be ~ 85º!

Edit: I forgot to add what they say up there: "But it is a dry heat"
08-31-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,245
Posted By easyupbug

I have arthritis in my hands, comes and goes in...

I have arthritis in my hands, comes and goes in intensity, but always present so critical for me. I always look for a better design but until then a Koolstop in the shop and Koolstop with a...
08-25-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,339
Posted By easyupbug

I always say price is firm, life is too short for...

I always say price is firm, life is too short for guys that come out and think I will negotiate. If the description/photos are poor negotiations may be appropriate but mine never are.
08-13-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,186
Posted By easyupbug

I was, still have a BSA 441 Victor basket case in...

I was, still have a BSA 441 Victor basket case in the shop. For me C&V motorcycles ended with my near death event.
08-09-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,045
Posted By easyupbug

Sorry I was not clear. I have an Ironman with...

Sorry I was not clear. I have an Ironman with 600 and don't think I am missing anything and had a Viscount with 600 for years that was also nice. I have a Pinarello with all Campagnolo that got a...
08-08-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,568
Posted By easyupbug

The last frame repair I had our framebuilder do...

The last frame repair I had our framebuilder do was replacing a Campagnolo drive side dropout which is more complicated and $120, including the $20+ for the drop out. I would also be happy to have...
08-01-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,173
Posted By easyupbug

Local builder who knew Colin Laing when he was in...

Local builder who knew Colin Laing when he was in town straightened both the fork and frame that had been badly spread to 130mm on a rescued ~'84 Laing 753 that was trashed. He even had Laing...
07-27-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By easyupbug

As other have said a very very risky situation. ...

As other have said a very very risky situation. Please check out these instructions:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPYGv6fMnBw
07-21-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,752
Posted By easyupbug

Kunsunoke pretty much covered it. I have had too...

Kunsunoke pretty much covered it. I have had too many bikes for years now and loved the Italians. My rack that holds my bikes used in the current daily rotation has the lowest number of Italians...
07-19-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By easyupbug

One of my rescues came from a fellow who used...

One of my rescues came from a fellow who used Rustoleum then 2K. I got a great deal because he painted one weekend, left it on the seat of a closed up pickup in AZ for baking and the next weekend...
07-11-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By easyupbug

I see you are in Denver, if you ski or snowboard...

I see you are in Denver, if you ski or snowboard you may have or easily get ski & snowboard tape that works great, its 14" wide and $3 a foot where we shop.
07-06-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By easyupbug

I suggest value in a search over on the C&V...

I suggest value in a search over on the C&V Forum. You will find many pages of recommendations on materials & techniques on similar projects.
06-27-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 27,165
Posted By easyupbug

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The boys enjoying the sun at our cabin in the Bighorns.
06-26-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,468
Posted By easyupbug

I am not a flipper but have bought two bikes in...

I am not a flipper but have bought two bikes in Portland to keep them from hipster fixie hell and this eases my mind as does Spaghetti Legs having a nice Tommasini on C&V Sales here for a good price...
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