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01-16-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 153
Posted By billytwosheds

Playing the devil's advocate, what do you stand...

Playing the devil's advocate, what do you stand to lose from other people using your photos jamesdak ?

I get that we want to curb the improper use of our creative content, but I also am aware of...
01-16-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5
Posted By billytwosheds

Have you checked out the Branford bike page on...

Have you checked out the Branford bike page on Campy chainrings to figure this out? It's quite detailed and notes the differences between speeds.

https://branfordbike.com/chainrings
01-08-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By billytwosheds

If you can wait for a restock or find someone on...

If you can wait for a restock or find someone on the forum whose holding, it's difficult to beat the Falcon friction shifters from VO for price and fit.
...
01-04-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By billytwosheds

Very good deals. jeirvine If that's a 151...

Very good deals.

jeirvine If that's a 151 BCD on the pista crank and you're looking for a chainring, lemme know. You helped me out with a C record FD a while back.
12-28-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By billytwosheds

Clean AF. My gosh.

Clean AF. My gosh.
12-27-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 65,869
Views: 10,390,662
Posted By billytwosheds

JP Weigle 1983 racing frame 63cm...

JP Weigle 1983 racing frame 63cm (https://www.ebay.com/itm/165254891420)

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1064/s_l1600_c360cda747d693185f1a7095e84dac0646c7af67.jpg
12-22-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By billytwosheds

SR would look very very nice on there.

SR would look very very nice on there.
12-21-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By billytwosheds

I actually see both front and rear monoplanars...

I actually see both front and rear monoplanars when looking more closely at the linked album.

The crank looks late 80's Chorus, as do the FD, brakes, etc.

My guess is that the bike got an...
12-20-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By billytwosheds

My first thought is that this wouldn't work with...

My first thought is that this wouldn't work with a square taper bb. Things would get clicky or sloppy after a moving from so many bikes.

But wow, the travel of that triple! It seems rare to find...
12-16-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By billytwosheds

Daniel Rebour printing plates from Le Cycle magazines

It could be that these are altogether common, but something tells me they're not.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/275066028806
(not my listing)

It's a little late to use them on your holiday cards...
12-10-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By billytwosheds

Many people over 6' tall have had a similar...

Many people over 6' tall have had a similar experience here! Similarly, bikes 60cm or larger tend to sit for sale, whereas anything in the 50-52cm range will move in a matter of days.

Were you in...
12-09-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By billytwosheds

There is some clearance both front and rear for...

There is some clearance both front and rear for wider/bigger tires or fenders, but probably not both.

Here are a couple more.
...
12-08-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By billytwosheds

Wow that's so much useful info, thanks...

Wow that's so much useful info, thanks machinist42 !

Here are some more.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/img_7340_276725f947f97353152294e266a54dbe0f98fddd.jpg...
12-08-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By billytwosheds

It's far and above my size (prefer a 57 or 58cm...

It's far and above my size (prefer a 57 or 58cm square) but I plan to swap in a post that I don't mind dropping all the way down, and at least give it a ride around the block.

Beyond that I'm...
12-08-21, 01:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By billytwosheds

A tall drink of water 65cm Ron Cooper

So the story goes that a gentleman was selling this bike on behalf of his girlfriend, whose previous husband had ridden the bike in a couple Ironmans in the 80's. A tall guy. He passed away about...
12-03-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,028
Posted By billytwosheds

2 things: When I reach my mid-life crisis,...

2 things:

When I reach my mid-life crisis, I'm going to either gugie or Doug Fattic to learn frame building. The depth of knowledge is immense!
Yet another example of beautiful work by someone...
12-02-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By billytwosheds

I have my doubts about that being the original...

I have my doubts about that being the original fork.

A red Cilo very similar to this, albeit too small for me, came through my stable a few years ago. It rode really well.

+1 to around towner
11-18-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 960
Posted By billytwosheds

First thought was how gross your shoes would...

First thought was how gross your shoes would become, followed shortly thereafter by how bad it'd hurt getting your foot stuck.
11-15-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,502
Posted By billytwosheds

An empty Campy toolkit box sold in a heartbeat...

An empty Campy toolkit box sold in a heartbeat for just under $500.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/284529281163?hash=item423f44488b:g:7aQAAOSww35hkab0
...
11-14-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By billytwosheds

I have a black needle bearing...

I have a black needle bearing headset...somewhere...in the boxes.

Good on ya for finding a long-sought stash item.
11-14-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,102
Posted By billytwosheds

Black tape would make the nice details elsewhere...

Black tape would make the nice details elsewhere pop. Looks like a fun bike.

Planning to ride it or hang it up?
11-05-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By billytwosheds

Go ahead if you have money to burn. Whatever...

Go ahead if you have money to burn. Whatever protections the bay offers you in terms of legal recourse will be toast if you just sent this person money after doing what they propose...making a single...
11-05-21, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By billytwosheds

There are at least a few tasteful ways this frame...

There are at least a few tasteful ways this frame could be built up. GLWS!
11-04-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,043
Posted By billytwosheds

Does it fit you? That's a really neat frame,...

Does it fit you?

That's a really neat frame, easily a conversation starter at any cycling gathering. Super cool.
11-03-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 673
Posted By billytwosheds

This thread might be useful. The OP acquired a...

This thread might be useful. The OP acquired a Mavic SSC group and was digging into the specific bits that LeMond used in various races.
...
10-30-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,509
Posted By billytwosheds

Allez are well-liked in many C&V circles, and yes...

Allez are well-liked in many C&V circles, and yes the 3Rensho built ones are highly desirable. But maybe not for someone looking for ride it a bunch.

How else would you describe the allure of the...
10-29-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By billytwosheds

The bike is already loud, agree with a more...

The bike is already loud, agree with a more subtle tape situation would look good on this one.

That feeling of wanting to keep on riding with a new bike is so great.

(Edit: props on the license...
10-29-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By billytwosheds

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/799x533/25997245744_4ecd93ea6a_c_afabd11852b50a7ccc6612b7378e02898cb1c844.jpg

For reference, and your chainset looks more modern than what I...
10-28-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By billytwosheds

The Peugeot Super Randonneur I had (and wish I...

The Peugeot Super Randonneur I had (and wish I still did) came to me with a triple crank and a 5-speed cluster. It was a European market bicycle AFAIK.

The drivetrain looks original to me. But...
10-25-21, 12:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,389
Posted By billytwosheds

Thanks for this! Since the cone that caused...

Thanks for this!

Since the cone that caused all this was fixed to the axle, I attempted a freehub swap but the spacers and/or bearings were different between the two.

See below, the axle...
10-24-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By billytwosheds

Neat bike, looks to have seen very little use....

Neat bike, looks to have seen very little use. For me, it's no longer NOS once it's been used. Sort of like driving a car off the lot, no longer new once you leave with it.

Simplex retrofriction...
10-23-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,389
Posted By billytwosheds

So I got the 20-hole hub apart and everything...

So I got the 20-hole hub apart and everything looks solid, and there are a few differences from the nicer hub I am transplanting the guts to.

The unthreaded cone is attached to the axle (as...
10-18-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,389
Posted By billytwosheds

Hmm can you elaborate on what you couldn't get...

Hmm can you elaborate on what you couldn't get apart?
10-17-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,389
Posted By billytwosheds

So purchasing the single cone from Germany was...

So purchasing the single cone from Germany was going to cost around $60 all said and done, so I waited it out.

I did just fid this 20-spoke hub that looks like maybe Veloce? But I think the guts...
10-10-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By billytwosheds

Those are most likely first-gen C Record levers,...

Those are most likely first-gen C Record levers, sometimes referred to as Cobalto levers. They match SR and Cobalto brakes, and even Deltas of the same generation (with the quick release on the...
09-12-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 749
Posted By billytwosheds

Wow, that thing cleaned up well. There is a...

Wow, that thing cleaned up well.

There is a quiet joy associated with tearing down an old-but-dusty lightweight like this.

Cheers.
09-10-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,994
Posted By billytwosheds

The paint being in such good shape makes me...

The paint being in such good shape makes me wonder if it had a more recent visit to the paint booth at Mercian.

Very sweet setup either way.
09-07-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By billytwosheds

Surprised no one has mentioned that a good friend...

Surprised no one has mentioned that a good friend is one that will help you move.

Quite a load, enough to start a small bike stand somewhere.
09-07-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 65,869
Views: 10,390,662
Posted By billytwosheds

55cm Merckx ...

55cm Merckx

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/9CoAAOSwBEthOAvZ/s-l1600.jpg

https://www.ebay.com/itm/154601289162?hash=item23fef475ca:g:9CoAAOSwBEthOAvZ
09-07-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,389
Posted By billytwosheds

Popping in to say I found a replacement cone: ...

Popping in to say I found a replacement cone:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/393390421387

It's in Deutschland so working out the shipping details.

Thanks for helping look 1 Lugnut
09-06-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 733
Posted By billytwosheds

This is sounding more and more like a "What did...

This is sounding more and more like a "What did you misplace in your shop/garage/workspace lately" thread.

We've all got something to contribute.
08-31-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,389
Posted By billytwosheds

I've considered that! I have two Veloce-hubbed...

I've considered that! I have two Veloce-hubbed rear wheels, complete but with mismatched rims I'm not crazy about.

So I picked up two Chorus/CDA hubs, and overhauled the front but the rear has the...
08-31-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,389
Posted By billytwosheds

Not to worry, I was a little surprised but hey...

Not to worry, I was a little surprised but hey that's the internet.

My search continues!
08-30-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,389
Posted By billytwosheds

Jumping back into this thread because the member...

Jumping back into this thread because the member accidentally sold you the part I was offered.

Did you happen to find another source for the race? I'd like to locate one.
08-29-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By billytwosheds

I would assume so. The mounting bolt for my...

I would assume so.

The mounting bolt for my 8-speed Chorus RD was tweaked (likely from a soft fall) and so I paid about $11 for a complete but cracked 9-speed Record RD on the bay, and harvested...
08-24-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 938
Posted By billytwosheds

pic assist ...

pic assist

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/580x435/80-47a80dab_dab6_4607_86da_ce4ffbcbec2f_2824f829be80bf2fdbcaff3cb757034df861509b.jpeg
...
08-13-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By billytwosheds

PM on the way. edit: shoots, second in line...

PM on the way.

edit: shoots, second in line after merziac
08-11-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 820
Posted By billytwosheds

Did a triple-take on the seat stay caps. Those...

Did a triple-take on the seat stay caps. Those smooth lines :love:
08-09-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,272
Posted By billytwosheds

This Ken Rogers racing tricycle came up on CL...

This Ken Rogers racing tricycle came up on CL last month.

https://ventura.craigslist.org/bik/d/ventura-1972-ken-rogers-531-british/7349667063.html

And appears to have two front brakes? Check...
08-09-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By billytwosheds

I think the OP is referring to this: ...

I think the OP is referring to this:

https://planetcyclery.com/specials/conti-super-sale?p=1
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