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05-16-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 147
Posted By noobinsf

I know you’re looking for vintage, but aren’t ...

I know you’re looking for vintage, but aren’t current steel frame offerings from Soma made with Prestige?
05-15-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4,335
Views: 407,795
Posted By noobinsf

I put fatter tires on the Campania Professional,...

I put fatter tires on the Campania Professional, going from 25mm tires to 35mm, 35mm fenders to 45mm. Plenty of room.

...
05-14-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By noobinsf

If the only thing you want to change are the...

If the only thing you want to change are the handlebars, you can still use the shifters you have on it, mounted on the stem as they are. You would just need brake levers. If you want to keep friction...
05-12-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By noobinsf

Yeah, I’m hopeful... 0.9mm = 0.0354331 inch ...

Yeah, I’m hopeful...

0.9mm = 0.0354331 inch

0.0354331 x 28 = 0.9921268

So, I’m hoping that’s close enough to 28tpi to hold the tool in place. It’s not mounting a rack, so my demand on it...
05-12-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By noobinsf

The linked thread in post #4 above has a lot of...

The linked thread in post #4 above has a lot of relevant info and pics, which show that the part I need was specced as M6x1 as far back as the 1980’s, but mine appears to be older. The thumb screw...
05-12-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By noobinsf

No, my thread gauge has a 1/4” entry, and this...

No, my thread gauge has a 1/4” entry, and this screw is considerably narrower than 1/4”. It fits in the imperial 10, which I saw in a different thread translating essentially to 3/16”, which is why I...
05-12-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By noobinsf

Well, based on the advice above and in the other...

Well, based on the advice above and in the other linked thread, I took a chance on these (sized 3/16, 28tpi), and will report back once I get them:
...
05-12-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, very helpful thread, thank you! It narrows...

Wow, very helpful thread, thank you! It narrows the search considerably.

Thanks, everyone, for your help on this!
05-11-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By noobinsf

VAR third hand — what thread do I need?

I know I should have left it alone — I had the bright idea that I would straighten out the curved clamp screw on my vintage third hand tool, and of course it snapped like a dry pretzel. Does anyone...
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By noobinsf

Here is a thread with relevant information:...

Here is a thread with relevant information: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1169221-nishiki-international-we19207-serial.html
Replies: 13
Views: 7,962
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, the faint beacon was heard! Too bad the...

Wow, the faint beacon was heard!

Too bad the bike was sold, but it’s nice to have closure, unlike so many similar threads.
05-11-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By noobinsf

I was compelled to look him up, too. Age 81 and...

I was compelled to look him up, too. Age 81 and still going strong!
05-11-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By noobinsf

That's a very nice bike, but not really unique...

That's a very nice bike, but not really unique enough to be a wall hanger, I think. You're more likely to get joy from it in the form of cash to get a different bike you can ride, or to dress up a...
05-10-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By noobinsf

Where are you located? Usually, if you watch the...

Where are you located? Usually, if you watch the active thread here called something like, "Are you looking for one of these Craigslist/Ebay?" something interesting inevitably pops up in various...
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By noobinsf

And with the mythic fork crown, too... I don't...

And with the mythic fork crown, too... I don't have any advice on value, but I know that specific fork crown is one of those details the folks looking for one of these will eagerly seek out in sale...
05-08-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By noobinsf

Me too! I found a discarded Campania frame that,...

Me too! I found a discarded Campania frame that, as it happens, was their top line offering, and so was specced with a Phil BB. If I had encountered the bike earlier in its life, I might have also...
05-07-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By noobinsf

Not sure what's on the market now, but there was...

Not sure what's on the market now, but there was a recent thread (started within the last week or so) about removing anodization in which someone shared a pic of clipless road pedals they had...
05-05-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By noobinsf

Link works for me: ...

Link works for me:

https://www.gear-calculator.com/
05-04-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 831
Posted By noobinsf

I still like these! ...

I still like these!


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05-04-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,256
Posted By noobinsf

Found a couple sets of Shimano 600 6207/6208...

Found a couple sets of Shimano 600 6207/6208 hubs. They’re uniglide, but the idea is to size them down to 120mm with a HG freehub body for a cassette hub hack. Crossing fingers it works, but at...
04-30-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,116
Posted By noobinsf

That’s incredible!

That’s incredible!
04-30-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,116
Posted By noobinsf

Nor had I, but when I saw the sale posting I...

Nor had I, but when I saw the sale posting I checked out the interwebs and found entries on Velobase, Disraeli, and even a mention on Retrogrouch, so I bit.
04-30-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17,247
Views: 1,852,733
Posted By noobinsf

I think you just penned the origin story for a...

I think you just penned the origin story for a new decal or head badge -- Gugleigh eyes.
04-30-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,116
Posted By noobinsf

Something you didn’t need but couldn’t resist...

I know this probably explains a healthy proportion of everyone’s parts bin (or entire collection), but I was inspired by this little find today. Someone posted a Suntour Competition for sale locally,...
04-30-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By noobinsf

Ugh, terrible news. Glad you got away with minor...

Ugh, terrible news. Glad you got away with minor injuries, but keep tabs on anything weird going on with your noggin, since it sounds like a solid whack. I hope that other guy learned a lesson and...
04-28-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By noobinsf

Off-road motorcycle gear seems like it would be a...

Off-road motorcycle gear seems like it would be a good place to look. My wife recently took up roller skating after a long hiatus, and she was able to get pretty substantial elbow and knee pads, one...
04-28-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,454
Posted By noobinsf

If you don't mind blackwall tires, I have heard...

If you don't mind blackwall tires, I have heard good things about Soma Supple Vitesse, and they are on sale here for $30 each:
...
04-28-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By noobinsf

You mean this? (I am not affiliated with the...

You mean this? (I am not affiliated with the owner/seller/website.)

https://www.norfolkcyclehire.com/product-page/gx2000
04-28-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,606
Posted By noobinsf

I searched ebay UK for recently sold MKM...

I searched ebay UK for recently sold MKM Dominators, and there was one result for a frame in great shape with no components, £175 sold price. No headset, no seatpost binder bolt, etc... Based on that...
04-27-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 636
Posted By noobinsf

Beautiful bike, and excellent job!

Beautiful bike, and excellent job!
04-27-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,101
Posted By noobinsf

There seems to be a difference in the level of...

There seems to be a difference in the level of luster on the side of the "crack" between the line and the crown race vs between the line and the fork leg. The upper part looks a little shinier, which...
04-26-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 729
Posted By noobinsf

Sadly... ...

Sadly...

https://www.handbuiltbicyclenews.com/c33-tubing--materials/142-true-temper-to-discontinue-bicycle-tubing-line
04-26-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 990
Posted By noobinsf

I remember the discontinued Puma Kugel shotput...

I remember the discontinued Puma Kugel shotput shoe used to get recommended by you-know-who (rhymes with Rant Reetersen). Is anyone using current shotput/throwing shoes? I imagine the requirements,...
04-26-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,256
Posted By noobinsf

Nothing earth-shattering, but I do have a couple...

Nothing earth-shattering, but I do have a couple of nice freewheels and a set of wide-ish polished box section rims.

...
04-26-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By noobinsf

Just to add on to this -- when you have a model...

Just to add on to this -- when you have a model number, you can still find Shimano technical documents through their own website. You can use their exploded diagrams to validate whether a Uniglide...
04-24-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By noobinsf

Is that a Konno Allez or something? Nice looking...

Is that a Konno Allez or something? Nice looking lug. Like others have said, take the paint off that spot and treat the rust, then spot paint or cover with clear polish to protect it. Also, closely...
04-22-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By noobinsf

I think you're right that this is a Grand Record,...

I think you're right that this is a Grand Record, probably from 1975-ish. This Flickr user has a couple of Moto catalogs available, and you can see that the 75 GR has the Nervex lugs, the three-arm...
04-21-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By noobinsf

There are a lot of threads on this forum that...

There are a lot of threads on this forum that discuss how to prep a frame for paint, so I won't go into that, but I will say that it's worth a shot to try DIY -- mask off the top tube and paint that...
04-20-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By noobinsf

I’m running 38mm Pari-Motos with 50mm fenders. No...

I’m running 38mm Pari-Motos with 50mm fenders. No mods to the chainstays, but I did spread them to 128mm from the original 120mm. I doubt that had an effect on tire clearance, but mentioning it...
04-20-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By noobinsf

The only thing to be mindful of with the Moto GR...

The only thing to be mindful of with the Moto GR is that the rear brake reach is long if you're using center-mounted centerpulls. I use every mm of the MAFAC Raid back there, and I even had to tilt...
04-19-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By noobinsf

Shoot, that Lotus is way too small for me, but I...

Shoot, that Lotus is way too small for me, but I love the color scheme with the icy yellow and blue lettering. Very classy. GLWTS
04-19-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 840
Posted By noobinsf

To my knowledge, these were the frames that used...

To my knowledge, these were the frames that used internal cable routing along the top tube for the rear brake cable. The openings were not reinforced and would eventually crack. The OP's bike has...
04-18-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By noobinsf

There is a guy near me selling a nice Tange fork...

There is a guy near me selling a nice Tange fork in a very similar color for $10. Let me know if interested and I can connect you. Pm me. I bought brakes and shifters from him, nice guy. It was on...
04-17-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,411
Posted By noobinsf

Exhaling now that the primer is set... ...

Exhaling now that the primer is set...


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04-17-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,411
Posted By noobinsf

And check out what revealed itself on a few...

And check out what revealed itself on a few tubes, the top tube, down tube, and seat stays.

...
04-16-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,411
Posted By noobinsf

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04-16-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,411
Posted By noobinsf

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04-16-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,411
Posted By noobinsf

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04-16-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,411
Posted By noobinsf

I thought it might be interesting to see pics in...

I thought it might be interesting to see pics in the bright evening sun following a wipe down with rubbing alcohol. The brass really pops.

The goal this weekend is more clean up and to lay down...
04-16-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By noobinsf

I count 18 splines. If the drive side and...

I count 18 splines. If the drive side and non-drive side cups look the same, it's a Phil Wood. You would need to buy or borrow a Phil-specific bottom bracket tool.
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