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07-21-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,063
Posted By funbuffalo24

Growing up in the early 80's I had a Schwinn...

Growing up in the early 80's I had a Schwinn because my grandpa was a Schwinn rep for 20+ years from the mid fifties onward; my dad and 2 of his brothers were often used in sale pitches, but my dad...
07-10-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,588
Posted By funbuffalo24

Good call on the naptha/white gas! Zippo brand...

Good call on the naptha/white gas! Zippo brand lighter fuel is also almost pure naptha, and I've often used it as a solvent to resoften old paste wax from kiwi or any other brand of shoe wax that's...
07-08-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 282
Posted By funbuffalo24

80's bianchi resto-mod quandary, recommendations?

So I'm currently wrenching/rebuilding my '87 Bianchi Sport sx, but unsure as to what direction it should go in, maybe ya'll could make some recommendation? Here's the scoop so far:

I'd been...
07-08-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,588
Posted By funbuffalo24

I use Tiki torch brand fuel(99% white mineral...

I use Tiki torch brand fuel(99% white mineral oil/aka paraffin oil) @$13.99 /gal from home depot with plain jane food grade "gulf wax" melted paraffin from most supermarkets in a dedicated chitnzy...
07-08-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,610
Posted By funbuffalo24

You're right on the money! I'm in NY and...

You're right on the money! I'm in NY and literally just last weekend ordered a NOS 12-25 ultra cassette(though not on ebay) from a small shop in CA because no local campy guys had it in stock, and a...
07-02-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By funbuffalo24

Thanks, that's What I needed to know! Much...

Thanks, that's What I needed to know!

Much appreciated, everyone.
07-02-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By funbuffalo24

shift cable out of adjustment, maybe? one of the...

shift cable out of adjustment, maybe? one of the pawls might not be engaging/disengaging enough because of it?
07-02-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By funbuffalo24

No, but even if they were the gap would still...

No, but even if they were the gap would still exist. Both caged bearings are the same dimension, so no misplacement there. Also the cups& races are such that if I did invert the cages you'd know by...
07-02-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By funbuffalo24

Is my old 1" Campy headset missing a part?

Not sure if this should be here or in C&V, so mods please move if need be, but here goes...

I'm rebuilding an older Bianchi with a mix of Campagnolo parts, and scored a late eighties/early...
07-02-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 346,951
Posted By funbuffalo24

That's Hans(Johannes Glucklich) and my younger...

That's Hans(Johannes Glucklich) and my younger boy is Kohl(Kohler VonHochsprung).
07-02-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,337
Posted By funbuffalo24

Fyi, as of last week all the citilink frame sizes...

Fyi, as of last week all the citilink frame sizes in black or creme were back in stock at the $100 price point on the bianchi website, I bought two58's and fedex shipping was an additional $89.
07-01-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By funbuffalo24

DrewShannon, as far as to recommendations a quick...

DrewShannon, as far as to recommendations a quick google search can be of an immense help. Googling Santa Monica just now it looks like there's a place called the 'bike whisperer' in Venice that does...
07-01-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 346,951
Posted By funbuffalo24

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06-30-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By funbuffalo24

BianchiUSA has the Gitane Citilink frames in 58cm...

BianchiUSA has the Gitane Citilink frames in 58cm right now for $100 plus shipping in Black or creme. It's basically a rebadged San Jose frame, which is the same geometry and frame material as their...
06-29-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By funbuffalo24

I'm a bit south of you in Buffalo but we've got...

I'm a bit south of you in Buffalo but we've got similar weather and topography, I went 39x18(yuck) to 42x18 to 42x17. I have 15 and 16t cogs also, but at a normal cadence with 42x17 I'm pumping out...
06-29-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,186
Posted By funbuffalo24

and with the All City's144 bcd, you can use a lot...

and with the All City's144 bcd, you can use a lot of the older Campy Strada/Pista and Sugino front 42t rings fairly cheap, depending on your running 3/32 or 1/8" chain.
06-29-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,683
Posted By funbuffalo24

To start? High quality 4, 5, and 6mm hex/allen...

To start? High quality 4, 5, and 6mm hex/allen keys, a small In lb/nm torque wrench(very useful), a chain whip, 13-17mm cone wrenches, a bbt-9 bottom bracket tool, a crank puller and a decent set of...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,477
Posted By funbuffalo24

I went from 28mm conti gp 4seasons to 35mm...

I went from 28mm conti gp 4seasons to 35mm schwalbe delta cruisers and now I'm upgrading to 38mm Soma gran vitesse's. I'd have run even bigger but My fork & chainstay wont permit much more.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 968
Posted By funbuffalo24

gamoh vs soma dlx porteur vs Velo porteur???

Decided to turn my Bianchi San Jose into a ss commuter with a qr wheelset, and I've had a heck of a time finding wide platform front & rear matching racks in chrome/silver. I carry two 20L rucksacks...
05-31-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,337
Posted By funbuffalo24

I've got a 58cm san jose, and just went with the...

I've got a 58cm san jose, and just went with the silver cowbell deluxe over the cowchipper after feeling both out. That might be the bar you're looking for too. Might also wanna take a peek at the VO...
05-25-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,847
Posted By funbuffalo24

If you wanna get some fancy stuff, I've ordered...

If you wanna get some fancy stuff, I've ordered from these guys too, but you have to select for extra shipping to the US: https://velosolo.co.uk/index.html
05-25-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,847
Posted By funbuffalo24

I regrettably sold my San Jose canti only 2...

I regrettably sold my San Jose canti only 2 months back hoping to upgrade to a San Jose disc frame but the seller dropped the ball due to shipping being "to hard", even after sending them a prepaid...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 2,128
Views: 464,839
Posted By funbuffalo24

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07-18-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,027
Posted By funbuffalo24

I recently picked up 3 Selle SMP models, 2...

I recently picked up 3 Selle SMP models, 2 'Extras', one 'TRK', and a 'Hybrid', havent sat on the TRK yet, but the others are fairly comfy. With their integated padding I havent even used cycling...
07-17-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By funbuffalo24

Thank you, I did that when I installed the added...

Thank you, I did that when I installed the added brakes awhile back. However, the cables are just as old and now as I'm prepping to replace them, I'm wondering if theres something nice out there....
07-17-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By funbuffalo24

Interrupter cable housingm

I've currently got a set of Cane Creek interrupter brakes so I can grab them from the top bar on my Bianchi. Is there any brand of compressionless cable housing that's preferred for this? It's...
Replies: 23
Views: 6,557
Posted By funbuffalo24

If you're planning on doing this, I'd say start...

If you're planning on doing this, I'd say start in Lockport instead of the actual beginning in Tonawanda, only because parking your car for a couple days in Lockport will probably be easier. Heading...
06-17-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 18,682
Posted By funbuffalo24

those guys are on trek y22's, not11's. Oddly...

those guys are on trek y22's, not11's. Oddly enough it was the same paint scheme as the y3 though
06-11-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,582
Posted By funbuffalo24

old boy scout trick for carrying any powder: use...

old boy scout trick for carrying any powder: use a 35mm film cannister. fits like 3 tablespoons and keeps it dry. plus the sidewall is flexible to fit the opening of your water bottle to transfer....
06-10-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 346,951
Posted By funbuffalo24

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06-06-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By funbuffalo24

Thx guys, I'll start shopping for the 5700 rear...

Thx guys, I'll start shopping for the 5700 rear then!
06-06-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By funbuffalo24

10sp long cage derailleur upgrade

Currently on my one bike I've got Shimano 105 5600 series STI's, and a 105 5600 3 speed front mech, but a Tiagra 4601 rear derailleur. I love the bike, but of all my bikes I'm the least happy with...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,423
Posted By funbuffalo24

I ride 8.2 miles round trip to work, but only 3...

I ride 8.2 miles round trip to work, but only 3 days a week or so, and on 3 different bikes. I've got no experience with the Scwalbe's, but replaced Vittoria Rubino 25mm with Randonneur 28's on one...
10-27-18, 04:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,961
Posted By funbuffalo24

There's a place near me that rebuilds any...

There's a place near me that rebuilds any hydraulic setup imaginable, but for the cost I just replaced the Judy on my '97 trek with a Manitou fork. It was rebuildable though. If an LBS can't help,...
10-03-18, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By funbuffalo24

Hahaha, no worries man. Back in the day when I...

Hahaha, no worries man. Back in the day when I was young, had a lot of time and a lot of fun money available to me, I didn't take the advice from the movie Tropic Thunder and I went 'full ******'...
10-03-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By funbuffalo24

thanks for the reminder, I do have a Park...

thanks for the reminder, I do have a Park derailleur alignment tool, drop alignment set, as well as the frame alignment gauge and their straightening tool. This is exactly why I have steel frames.
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09-25-18, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By funbuffalo24

Correct, this is a Japanese built frame using ...

Correct, this is a Japanese built frame using Tange chromoly 'superset' tubing and has a "Made in Japan" sticker just above the BB on the seat tube. The BB has an overall outside width of 68.1mm, ID...
09-24-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By funbuffalo24

Yeah I understand that, perhaps I should have...

Yeah I understand that, perhaps I should have clarified. The only thing I really intend to reuse on the bike is the frame itself, and possibly the quill stem and handlebar. I have a new crank new set...
09-24-18, 05:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By funbuffalo24

STI cable routing advice for downtube frame

Hey guys, I've got a mid eighties Bianchi Sport SX frame and a complete Shimano 105 groupset I'd like to put on it. I'm aware I need to cold set the current dropout spacing from the current 126...
09-19-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,422
Posted By funbuffalo24

I just bought a bianchi sport sx frame today...

I just bought a bianchi sport sx frame today myself as well, and another ts-2 truing stand(deal was too good to pass up). Luckily, my gf stands behind my purchases, as I also picked her up 2 brand...
09-15-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,363
Posted By funbuffalo24

Clothing:Im a huge fan of Castelli cycling gear,...

Clothing:Im a huge fan of Castelli cycling gear, but with them constantly changing factories for manufacturing, I've begun to notice differences within their xl sizing from one factory to the next. ...
Forum: Introductions
09-05-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By funbuffalo24

Both nowadays, but used to be all walking. 8-14...

Both nowadays, but used to be all walking. 8-14 miles a day. 22 miles in one route, it was a beast.
Forum: Introductions
09-05-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By funbuffalo24

Heyooo from Buffalo

Hey folks, long time reader here and decided to join. I haven't touched a bike in 4 years, and now I'm getting back into it. Lots of great information on the forum, look forward to seeing more...
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