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03-04-20, 01:21 AM
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Posted By SurferRosa

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https://images.craigslist.org/01313_e5Nk7aN3bDi_1200x900.jpg
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-steel-racing-bike/7084325047.html
$200
03-03-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By Manny66

A USPS Flat Rate box that would fit those pedals...

A USPS Flat Rate box that would fit those pedals runs about $7.60 each way, still not a bad $ involved if you dont have the tools or grease or the patience do deal with tiny little metal balls.
...
02-26-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 882
Posted By ThermionicScott

I had a 40mm quill stem once: ...

I had a 40mm quill stem once:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/764x1024/sr40_side_65b6d788d3c667b81ed2f91b26dc671ac3d4e9fa.jpg
02-26-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,216
Posted By retrodude

Thanks I love the old Race Face as well, I...

Thanks

I love the old Race Face as well, I restored and old GT gifted to me from a friend which has one, in this case I decided to leave the patina
...
02-25-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By T-Mar

I'm leaning towards a 1985 Schwinn Peloton. ...

I'm leaning towards a 1985 Schwinn Peloton.

Edit: It's definitely Tange built with a Columbus steerer which would be correct for a Peloton. The date code is October 1984 which would be a 1985...
02-25-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By JohnDThompson

Tange's pre-fab operation (forks and rear...

Tange's pre-fab operation (forks and rear triangles) was separate from their tubing mill. The pre-fab facility would build to order, using whatever tubing and components the customer specified. So...
02-25-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By T-Mar

I've never seen a steerer tube with both the...

I've never seen a steerer tube with both the Columbus dove logo and 'Tange Made in Japan'. The 4J indicates October 1984 for Tange and would have me leaning towards Tange but you say there are only...
02-24-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,810
Posted By crank_addict

Not much to update other than the frame is ready...

Not much to update other than the frame is ready for the build. When first seeing the exterior, I was concerned of corrosion on the insides, however its now really clean and oil fogged.
...
02-23-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,334
Posted By cudak888

If it's a forged seatpost, don't forget RJ's...

If it's a forged seatpost, don't forget RJ's options:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-YpmDx86d0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gAXL2FSY_A

-Kurt
02-22-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 54,835
Views: 7,792,793
Posted By billytwosheds

51cm (?) Bridgestone RADAC for sale locally. ...

51cm (?) Bridgestone RADAC for sale locally.

7spd DA, been pieced back together recently. Can facilitate if it's your grail bike.
...
02-22-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By jpjpjp

Haha - thanks for the links. I knew there had to...

Haha - thanks for the links. I knew there had to be tons of threads out there... and I appreciate the tip about mothers polish. That is probably what I’ll go with at first. Will check out the...
02-21-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 834
Posted By BFisher

Be careful with French bikes. Even many of the...

Be careful with French bikes. Even many of the lower end ones ride surprisingly nice.

And then they multiply.

It's weird.
02-21-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 808
Posted By Hudson308

One previous thread...

One previous thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1140272-need-recommendation-cable-cutters.html) on the subject.
Here's another...
02-21-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By cudak888

Never cared for the Regional boxes, personally....

Never cared for the Regional boxes, personally. Shipping calculation is just one more step of annoyance within the annoyance that is flipping. Plus, unlike the wonderfully over-the-top 70 pound...
02-21-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By verktyg

Thin anodizing is clear. As the coating gets...

Thin anodizing is clear. As the coating gets thicker it becomes darker gray then brown as in the color of "hard anodized" rims. The dark anodizing can be as much as .005" thick.

Anodized surfaces...
02-20-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 201,389
Posted By JT1973

Hey, francophile, just to add to your search, the...

Hey, francophile, just to add to your search, the New Royal Super Light stem was made in black and French-sized. I bought one at a swap that has the cool milling and ultralight Allen bolts. The...
02-20-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 54,835
Views: 7,792,793
Posted By smontanaro

Seems to me the derailleur hanger was hacked off,...

Seems to me the derailleur hanger was hacked off, which would explain the added claw. Also, note there is no mention of that other than that the frame is sold as-is.
...
02-20-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,810
Posted By crank_addict

Dig the headbadge denoting 'tandem'. ...

Dig the headbadge denoting 'tandem'.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20200220_123418_hdr_be1037d233d282b925c589ba36af695b087db27e.jpg...
02-20-20, 07:58 AM
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Views: 7,792,793
Posted By DQRider

Wisconsin definitely has a lot of aboriginal...

Wisconsin definitely has a lot of aboriginal names, as does Minnesota. But it's hard to top New Jersey for these hard-to-pronounce monikers:

Acquackanonk

Hackihokake

Macanippuck
...
02-20-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,810
Posted By Nemosengineer

Here is a link to replacement silicone grommets...

Here is a link to replacement silicone grommets for the TA cable guide, these are the correct orange color and the same size and fit as the originals.

https://www.mcmaster.com/1061t25

Best...
02-19-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,810
Posted By crank_addict

Embellished stem and handlebar fun. Likely...

Embellished stem and handlebar fun.

Likely the handlebar wrap is original and thought why not just leave it?! Not perfect but fits the bikes overall appearance. Going with flying French flag...
02-19-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,810
Posted By crank_addict

Peeled it down with a bit nuisance and seized...

Peeled it down with a bit nuisance and seized aluminum crank caps.

Prior service shows an attempt with a poor Allen wrench and was partially rounded out. So, what to do? Cut a slice across the cap...
02-19-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By NHmtb

Razesa Retro Roadie

I got this frame from francophile a few weeks ago. Original for sale thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1188209-free-mavic-610-bb-slx-frame-purchase.html#post21215823

I have...
02-19-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By Salamandrine

I bought one of those adapters from that seller a...

I bought one of those adapters from that seller a few years back. It's been accurately turned down, and is a high quality piece. At the time, I hadn't been riding for a while, and wanted to...
02-19-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By joejack951

Been there, done that (not for a stem but other...

Been there, done that (not for a stem but other parts) and it is not worth it. Find a local anodizing vendor. Drop by their shop and give them the specs of your stem. Hopefully you know which type of...
02-19-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,717
Posted By dirtman

I'm just shy of 64, when I was 18 I rode a 63cm...

I'm just shy of 64, when I was 18 I rode a 63cm frame, now that I'm older, I lost only about 1/2" of height but it was early on in life due to a crash. (Spine compression in a rather minor helicopter...
02-18-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,717
Posted By Wildwood

Some times I feel tall, others times I feel...

Some times I feel tall, others times I feel small(er).


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02-18-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 201,389
Posted By Ex Pres

Cinelli did make 22.0 stems, but I'm not sure...

Cinelli did make 22.0 stems, but I'm not sure about black. Cinelli marked these 22s with a small countersink on the back side just above the slot.
02-18-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By noglider

I betcha I have a 22.2 black stem of the right...

I betcha I have a 22.2 black stem of the right length I'm not using. I could even sand it down for you. Interested?
02-18-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 201,389
Posted By noobinsf

How about this one? I have used Origin8 stems in...

How about this one? I have used Origin8 stems in a couple of different French-sized steerers with no issue and no modification. Worth a try for the price?
...
02-17-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,886
Posted By Drillium Dude

Does this count? Matte clearcoat over bare metal:...

Does this count? Matte clearcoat over bare metal:

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...
02-17-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,886
Posted By sloar

I’ve painted a few. ...

I’ve painted a few.


http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m615/sloar1070/craigssuper1.jpg (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sloar1070/media/craigssuper1.jpg.html)



...
02-15-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By 3speedslow

Hello, Welcome to the CV thread! I am...

Hello,

Welcome to the CV thread! I am wondering if you might get a more complete response if you post this question in the BMX sub forum as well.

Good luck in your info search!
02-15-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 54,835
Views: 7,792,793
Posted By thumpism

Somebody BUY THIS!!!!! ...

Somebody BUY THIS!!!!!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/452278205435787/
...
02-15-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,249
Posted By sjn1892

Thankyou I’m glad you like my work and do let me...

Thankyou I’m glad you like my work and do let me know if you want me to make you a Coppi stem.
02-14-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 54,835
Views: 7,792,793
Posted By thumpism

I don't like orange people.

I don't like orange people.
02-14-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,420
Posted By cudak888

I just read Ed.'s story. "Somebody's" crash...

I just read Ed.'s story. "Somebody's" crash resulted in probably the most interesting Paramount story I've heard to-date.

I ought to read that thread sometime, but it's too depressing to think of...
02-14-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By juvela

----- Yes, it uses 11 1/4" balls per side. ...

-----

Yes, it uses 11 1/4" balls per side.

Count yourself fortunate that the factory employed loose balls.

Cycle manufacturers often use retainers to speed the assembly.

In such cases...
02-14-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,810
Posted By jonwvara

It takes about a gallon and a half of evaporust. ...

It takes about a gallon and a half of evaporust.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1077364-immersing-63-cm-frame-1-1-2-gallons-evaporust.html

And it doesn't even use up that gallon and...
02-13-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,249
Posted By Chombi1

Very nice! Curious, what equipment do you use...

Very nice!
Curious, what equipment do you use to do the pantographing? CNC?
02-12-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Wileyone

I stll like to get my money's worth,

I stll like to get my money's worth,
02-12-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By T-Mar

Yeah, I'm very good on the wife vs. bicycle front...

Yeah, I'm very good on the wife vs. bicycle front too. My wife did club racing before we started the family, she's got her bicycle coach certification and once, when I was undecided on a bicycle, she...
02-12-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By KenNC

DIY alignment tool for Simplex Derailleur Hanger

Am building up an old Peugeot, and wasn't real confident the derailleur hanger was aligned. My Park tool won't thread on, so I built up this tool from a 5/16 hardened bolt, nuts & washers, and a 4'...
02-11-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 54,835
Views: 7,792,793
Posted By crank_addict

Actor Anthony LaPaglia is peddling a nice auction...

Actor Anthony LaPaglia is peddling a nice auction lot of classic lightweights this April 18, 2020.

Here's pics and info....
02-11-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 54,835
Views: 7,792,793
Posted By madpogue

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

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02-11-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 54,835
Views: 7,792,793
Posted By T-Mar

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-11-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,251
Posted By cudak888

No pics yet, but I wanted to thank francophile...

No pics yet, but I wanted to thank francophile once again for the Simplex binder bolt. It has since arrived, fits perfectly, and I have the Brooks permanently installed along with the 26.6 Nuovo post...
02-10-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By JohnDThompson

The TSI markings on Trek's proprietary investment...

The TSI markings on Trek's proprietary investment cast frame fittings were Tim Isaac's initials; he designed those pieces. Those weren't available until considerably later than the OP's frame, say...
02-10-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 697
Posted By obrentharris

I’ll be the possible wet blanket here. When...

I’ll be the possible wet blanket here.
When dealing with a frame of unknown provenance it would be prudent to build it up with whatever components you have on hand so that you can see how it rides...
02-10-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By gugie

Flux, heated to melting, cools off to something...

Flux, heated to melting, cools off to something that looks and feels exactly like glass. A good, hot water deflux will dissolve it (it's a salt).
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