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09-26-22, 12:20 PM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Not sure if I got the nosebleed because the...

Not sure if I got the nosebleed because the beauty or because of the price. Out of my league but gorgeous.
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09-23-22, 07:26 AM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

With the comments from my fellow enablers in my...

With the comments from my fellow enablers in my head I finally wound up contacting the seller, the bike was still available and I had some free time so I drove over to check it out - and bought it. ...
09-22-22, 12:35 PM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Miele Latina, $100. Not super-familar with the...

Miele Latina, $100. Not super-familar with the marque but it looks like a decent deal for a Benji. Campag and Columbus SL, and in my area to boot. Not for me I'm afraid, my cup runneth over at...
09-11-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 176,792
Posted By PilotFishBob

I must have ridden past this a hundred times and...

I must have ridden past this a hundred times and never noticed it until today. Probably because I'm usually trying to avoid getting hit by traffic, this is Memphis after all.
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09-09-22, 10:37 AM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Not cheap and not quite C&V, but one is lugged...

Not cheap and not quite C&V, but one is lugged steel and pretty - And I know there are Colnago fans lurking about... A Technos and a Dream - $2K for the pair or $1100 each.
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08-28-22, 10:18 AM
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Views: 176,792
Posted By PilotFishBob

Neat! You can't fully grasp what can be...

Neat! You can't fully grasp what can be dispensed in vending machines until you visit Japan. I was constantly both surprised and amused.
08-27-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 353,479
Posted By PilotFishBob

Watching YouTube. Apparently Annie digs Donnie...

Watching YouTube. Apparently Annie digs Donnie Iris - she sat and stared through the whole video, her head moving to follow the singer. She's never done that before. Then too, 'Ah Leah' is a good...
08-23-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,871
Posted By PilotFishBob

My club has a Sunday social ride which, at the...

My club has a Sunday social ride which, at the mid-point, stops at one of several area coffee houses in rotation. A cup o' Joe goes great with a Cliff bar...
07-23-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By PilotFishBob

Could be dirt or my imagination but that looks...

Could be dirt or my imagination but that looks like a hairline crack where the dropout is brazed into the chain stay.
07-22-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 176,792
Posted By PilotFishBob

Polyphemus, I believe. I used to be pretty up on...

Polyphemus, I believe. I used to be pretty up on entomology but the more I try to cram into the gourd even more leaks out...
07-22-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 176,792
Posted By PilotFishBob

On a short morning ride, got off the bike to...

On a short morning ride, got off the bike to check the tire and saw this little fella resting. Haven't seen one in years - beautiful.
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07-03-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,346
Posted By PilotFishBob

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-26-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,036
Posted By PilotFishBob

One more from me, this on the recently opened...

One more from me, this on the recently opened cycling / pedestrian trail's bridge over the Wolf River, which explains the figure at the top of the suspension tower in the background....
06-25-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14,881
Views: 3,620,555
Posted By PilotFishBob

Removing stuck seat posts has really enhanced my...

Removing stuck seat posts has really enhanced my vocabulary over the years.
06-24-22, 01:04 PM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Here's a rare bird - a Goeland for sale BIN. A...

Here's a rare bird - a Goeland for sale BIN. A good thing for me it's too small and a mixte - the discretionary funds are still recovering from my Hetchins adventure...
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06-23-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,036
Posted By PilotFishBob

Big River Crossing, mid-river over the...

Big River Crossing, mid-river over the Mississippi.

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06-11-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14,881
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Magistroni crank? If so also a very nice score....

Magistroni crank? If so also a very nice score. :thumb:
06-05-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 37,985
Posted By PilotFishBob

And yet still probably missing the particular...

And yet still probably missing the particular allen wrench size needed when something happens on the road...
05-29-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 176,792
Posted By PilotFishBob

Only one other fella and I showed up for this...

Only one other fella and I showed up for this morning's club ride, we decided to take a random route new to both of us, no real idea what we would run into along the way. We were rewarded with two...
04-30-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3,116
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Speaking of old cats, this is my Annabelle doing...

Speaking of old cats, this is my Annabelle doing her usual while I'm working in my home office. She was one of two I adopted from my mom when she passed away in 2012, and she was at least five years...
04-30-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 353,479
Posted By PilotFishBob

I like them all, but old cats are the best cats.

I like them all, but old cats are the best cats.
04-07-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,111
Posted By PilotFishBob

Your solution is a good one and this may not be...

Your solution is a good one and this may not be be of interest to you but this seller has that part. #559 - bolt, nut and washer, NOS about $10. Many other spare parts for the TDF as well in this...
04-06-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,111
Posted By PilotFishBob

Very nice.

Very nice.
04-03-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By PilotFishBob

I can definitely commiserate. On today's ride we...

I can definitely commiserate. On today's ride we had a headwind both on the way out towards the east and on the way back in. We pilots are painfully aware that headwinds are the norm and tailwinds...
04-03-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 42,231
Posted By PilotFishBob

The Bob, from today's club ride. ...

The Bob, from today's club ride.
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03-31-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 943
Posted By PilotFishBob

One listed as 54cm in SoCal as well, but doesn't...

One listed as 54cm in SoCal as well, but doesn't give a price - which may mean the ask will be steep and/or unreasonable. But you never know...
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03-26-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 71,589
Views: 11,658,142
Posted By PilotFishBob

I don't think I've seen this one posted yet, a...

I don't think I've seen this one posted yet, a 24"(?) 1974 Raleigh International near Jackson Tennessee, $590. Only NDS full pic but from that and the various close-ups it looks to be in pretty...
03-26-22, 06:45 AM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

If you're looking for hoods that will both fit...

If you're looking for hoods that will both fit and look better than what's currently available on your Weinmanns this could be of interest. Or they may work for you as is. $25/pair ask. I bought a...
03-25-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By PilotFishBob

Not that is but the non-adjustable looks like the...

Not that is but the non-adjustable looks like the ones for Universal centerpulls.
03-25-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By PilotFishBob

PM on a fulls set.

PM on a fulls set.
03-24-22, 07:01 AM
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Posted By PilotFishBob

A lot of interesting bikes for sale - Bob...

A lot of interesting bikes for sale - Bob Jackson, Hetchins, Mercian, Hobbs of Barbicon and more. Some outfitted inconsistently but all pretty nice, and pricing not too bad for most either..
...
03-23-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By PilotFishBob

Crossed paths on your last post and mine there -...

Crossed paths on your last post and mine there - I hope it works out without too much grief for you. Be prepared to exercise your 4 letter vocabulary though... :)
03-23-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By PilotFishBob

Also realized that some of what I wrote may not...

Also realized that some of what I wrote may not make sense as I had the cage and pivot springs pre-tensioned - seat of the pants flying and maybe just lucky that it turned out as well as it did for...
03-23-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By PilotFishBob

Went through this myself recently. With the RD...

Went through this myself recently. With the RD over the biggest cog and the chain threaded and draped over the chainring, I pulled the chain ends just taut and then removed two links and connected....
03-21-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By PilotFishBob

​​​​Hey Clang , the seat tube does indeed have an...

​​​​Hey Clang , the seat tube does indeed have an indent in it to allow for a shorter wheelbase and fenders. If I understand correctly frames with this feature were referred to as Six-day models in...
03-21-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By PilotFishBob

Thanks for the compliments everyone, much...

Thanks for the compliments everyone, much appreciated. The frame is so lovely on its own, essentially all I did was guild the lilly. :)

My original intent was to use Campy Grand Sport gear which I...
03-20-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By PilotFishBob

Thank you OTS . It definitely turned into a...

Thank you OTS . It definitely turned into a monster, totally shot the slush fund. Worth it to me, but I do feel fatigued after it all. Fortunately, as part of that search I picked up a few other...
03-20-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By PilotFishBob

Springtime for Hetchins

Yes, recently re-watched "The Producers". Finally finished up a project I'd alluded to in other threads without specifics, a 1950 Hetchins - either a SuperSport or a Nulli Secundus. Based what I've...
03-20-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 71,589
Views: 11,658,142
Posted By PilotFishBob

Basso Gap, $500 in Memphis. No idea of relative...

Basso Gap, $500 in Memphis. No idea of relative value on these (and too lazy to do a search) but it's outfitted with Campag SR and what appears to be higher-end Columbus tubing so... Paint chipping...
03-17-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 71,589
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Posted By PilotFishBob

Misphrasing on my part, I meant dear to the bank...

Misphrasing on my part, I meant dear to the bank account. I agree the bike is worth the ask.
03-16-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 71,589
Views: 11,658,142
Posted By PilotFishBob

63cm Gillott. A bit dear at $1200, but if you're...

63cm Gillott. A bit dear at $1200, but if you're an Anglophile it might be your thing. Equipped with 50's/60's gear.
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03-13-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By PilotFishBob

I had a similar problem with a cartridge type...

I had a similar problem with a cartridge type headset on my Colnago and Campy Delta's. Purchased some Problem Solvers 22 mm nuts on the 'Zon which gave me plenty of thread to compensate for some...
03-13-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 71,589
Views: 11,658,142
Posted By PilotFishBob

61cm Bridgestone RB-1 in the Huntsville area for...

61cm Bridgestone RB-1 in the Huntsville area for $400. Just a couple of pics but it looks decent.

https://huntsville.craigslist.org/bik/d/huntsville-xl-road-bike-bridgestone-rb/7457322704.html...
03-12-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,230
Posted By PilotFishBob

Meanwhile, morning in Memphis... A cup of...

Meanwhile, morning in Memphis... A cup of coffee, cat in lap, reading this with a dose of envy on the side. Great thread.
02-22-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 71,589
Views: 11,658,142
Posted By PilotFishBob

^ ^. Nice. And halfway across the continent from...

^ ^. Nice. And halfway across the continent from me of course, undoubtedly a good thing. :)
01-18-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By PilotFishBob

C9H13N , thanks. I watched it for a week or so...

C9H13N , thanks. I watched it for a week or so myself before I finally decided to make an offer to the seller. I'd done previous business with him and he's usually easy to work with, mostly offers...
01-18-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By PilotFishBob

Thanks guys, very interesting. Oh well, I had...

Thanks guys, very interesting. Oh well, I had figured identification would be a long shot and for now I'll let that go. Maybe at some point someone will walk up and say "Hey that's a...." Great if...
01-17-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By PilotFishBob

Today I got a chance to take off the fixed cup...

Today I got a chance to take off the fixed cup and actually get a full view of the tube joining in the bottom bracket. Interesting to say the least, what appear to be "nails" intruding into the tube...
01-17-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,133
Posted By PilotFishBob

I am all of them: Rider, Wrencher, Collector. ...

I am all of them: Rider, Wrencher, Collector. I'm the typical jack of all trades and master of none, knowing what I know but not sure what I don't. Admittedly, a mild case of both ADD and...
01-16-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By PilotFishBob

Thanks Wildwood. Doug, stay width measures about...

Thanks Wildwood. Doug, stay width measures about 115 rear and 98 front, fork from center brake hole to top of dropout slot 365mm. Drive side dropout on the rear is bent inwards a bit, which may have...
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