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10-22-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 118
Posted By rccardr

All of the 80’s SR models came with a proprietary...

All of the 80’s SR models came with a proprietary front derailleur mount using a braze-on style FD.
ST frames of the same period all used 31.8 clamp on FD’s.
Finding an actual SR FD mpjnt is darn...
10-21-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 352
Posted By rccardr

That’s solid equipment, will happily interface...

That’s solid equipment, will happily interface with Shimano 8-9-10 speed shifters of the STI variety.
Just change the shifter, cassette and chain and adjust the RD, you’ll be fine.
Feel free to...
10-21-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By rccardr

Lovely and a reasonable price from a first class...

Lovely and a reasonable price from a first class seller.
However, I would venture to say that the hoods are not original.
10-21-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9,959
Views: 1,125,138
Posted By rccardr

Miami Vice was (mostly) a TV show. Maybe...

Miami Vice was (mostly) a TV show.
Maybe Hawaii Five-0?
10-21-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By rccardr

Porkchop BMX, online or eBay. Possibly Velo...

Porkchop BMX, online or eBay.
Possibly Velo Orange.
10-21-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By rccardr

If it’s the stock bolt, it WILL come out, just...

If it’s the stock bolt, it WILL come out, just takes some manipulation. Again, tweezers help.
You may be able to get the two washers on the bolt without removing it from the lever body. Again,...
10-20-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By rccardr

Put mounting bolt through round washer and then...

Put mounting bolt through round washer and then through fixing washer.
Use forcceps, tweezers or small needlenose pliers to maneuver them back into place.
There’s a diagram on line if you need to...
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By rccardr

Lovely frame but generally speaking bicycles are...

Lovely frame but generally speaking bicycles are a Terrible investment.
If you want it as a ‘thing’ you just need to have, that’s great.
Just don’t try to justify it as an appreciating asset.
10-17-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By rccardr

Looks legit. Seller may be a wholesaler of...

Looks legit.
Seller may be a wholesaler of buyout lots. 9 speed Ultegra isn’t really a high demand item normally. So the seller vuys a huge lot of maybe OEM stuff for cheap and takes on the task...
10-16-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 487
Posted By rccardr

If you’re still in Maryland, well, so is VO....

If you’re still in Maryland, well, so is VO. Might be an opportunity for them to help you out, one way or another.
Folks on this forum use a lot of VO bits and pieces, perhaps they’ll hear about...
10-15-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By rccardr

Pictures, please. Have some older Cannondale...

Pictures, please.
Have some older Cannondale bits that might help you out.
10-14-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By rccardr

You positive it’s a 4mm? That’s pretty small for...

You positive it’s a 4mm? That’s pretty small for a seat post binder bolt on an italian of that period.
More typical would be 5mm.
10-14-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,331
Posted By rccardr

If I was in the market for a NEW frame made by a...

If I was in the market for a NEW frame made by a fantastic supplier at a relatively bargain price, I'd buy a Panasonic in a heartbeat.
Really well made frames (see: Schwinn Prologue) with terrific...
10-11-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By rccardr

Sold.

Sold.
10-11-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By rccardr

They are Ciussi Elite cages. Highly recommended!

They are Ciussi Elite cages. Highly recommended!
10-10-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By rccardr

89 Bianchi Mondiale Frameset 57 X 56

Gorgeous 1989 Bianchi Mondiale frameset. This was Bianchi's top of the line frameset in 1989. Columbus SLX, 57cm CTC seat tube, 56cm CTC top tube, 164mm head tube. $600 shipped.

Lovely respray in...
10-10-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,870
Posted By rccardr

7401 and 6209 lever bodies are dimensionally...

7401 and 6209 lever bodies are dimensionally identical and the hoods are interchangeable. 6209 hoods say Shimano instead of Dura Ace but otherwise are the same.
Sometimes it’s easier to find a nice...
10-09-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By rccardr

Should be JIS- 27.0 crown race, etc.

Should be JIS- 27.0 crown race, etc.
10-09-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By rccardr

This. Have done it literally dozens and dozens...

This. Have done it literally dozens and dozens of times with no negative impact over tens of thousands of miles.
Just go 130mm, it slides in with minimal pressure- only 2mm per side- and you can...
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By rccardr

Came 130 from the factory by then.

Came 130 from the factory by then.
10-07-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 282
Posted By rccardr

Am holding a UG-only 7 speed Shimano freehub in...

Am holding a UG-only 7 speed Shimano freehub in my hand, measures 35mm from end to end, so measure yours to see if it is the same.
Also have NOS 13, 14 & 15 tooth small/first UG cogs. Let me know if...
10-02-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,646
Posted By rccardr

Did you just pop out the indexing pod on an 11...

Did you just pop out the indexing pod on an 11 speed bar end shifter?
10-02-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17,994
Views: 2,035,894
Posted By rccardr

Counting the days/weeks/months umtil I can get...

Counting the days/weeks/months umtil I can get back on a bike and head out there to ride with you.
Pictures are gorgeous!
10-01-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 709
Posted By rccardr

Does it have to be celeste? Size?

Does it have to be celeste?
Size?
10-01-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By rccardr

Aftermarket decal?

Aftermarket decal?
10-01-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,907
Posted By rccardr

The Paceline bike forum. Guy who snagged it was...

The Paceline bike forum. Guy who snagged it was in the same city as the seller.
09-30-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,907
Posted By rccardr

That Mondo was sold a couple days ago to a local...

That Mondo was sold a couple days ago to a local guy on PL.
09-29-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By rccardr

1) This works fine, but see below. 2) This...

1) This works fine, but see below.
2) This works fine as long as the 10 speed shifters are VERY early 7800 units, later 7850’s and 7900’s do not have removeable pods. Same with early 10 speed bar...
09-29-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By rccardr

There is a lot of misinformation out there about...

There is a lot of misinformation out there about the entire DA 740X family, but generally speaking it is true that 740X 6-7-8 speed RD’s only index properly with 740X shifters. In my experience, all...
09-29-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By rccardr

Shimano down tube and bar end indexing occurs in...

Shimano down tube and bar end indexing occurs in the indexing pod, part #2 in the diagram.
Removable indexing pods are interchangeable and will fit within Shimano 6208 and DA 7400/01/02, 7700 and...
09-29-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,467
Posted By rccardr

Looks like all of your concern over the right...

Looks like all of your concern over the right shade of celeste really paid off. Nice work, Andy!
09-29-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By rccardr

Here are a couple with Open Elite rims. Great...

Here are a couple with Open Elite rims. Great rims, build up nice and true, highly recommended....
09-28-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By rccardr

There are a bunch of them on eBay in the $40-60...

There are a bunch of them on eBay in the $40-60 range....
09-27-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By rccardr

The combination of 6500 triple crank and V2...

The combination of 6500 triple crank and V2 octolink BB is wrong (and potentially very dangerous) on so many levels.
Force fitting a V1 crank onto a V2 BB will pretty much destroy the crankset...
09-27-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,041
Posted By rccardr

It's pretty easy to spend over $1000 total to...

It's pretty easy to spend over $1000 total to come up with a pretty-darn-nice--but-not-unobtanium vintage bike.
The difference is whether those funds are spent totally on really nice parts, or half...
09-24-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,445
Posted By rccardr

Thanks so much for posting the pictures and...

Thanks so much for posting the pictures and adventure stories. Nice to be able to live bike trips vicariously while mending from surgery.
09-23-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,498
Posted By rccardr

Am not a huge seller (couple thousand in a...

Am not a huge seller (couple thousand in a typical year), but have no problem with eBay or the way they have reorganized the pay structure. Fees are about 14% of the sales price including shipping. ...
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By rccardr

Believe that is an 89 Specialissima with Chorus...

Believe that is an 89 Specialissima with Chorus group. Excellent riding frameset.
Even with replacement Tektro brake levers, in very good to excellent condition worth upwards of $650.
09-20-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17,994
Views: 2,035,894
Posted By rccardr

Nice, Andrew. Where’s everybody else?

Nice, Andrew. Where’s everybody else?
09-20-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By rccardr

Front shifter is friction and works with any FD. ...

Front shifter is friction and works with any FD.
In theory, rear shifter will index only with a 740X RD for 8 speeds OR with any Shimano RD except 740X for 9 speeds, OR any RD in friction setting....
09-19-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,255
Posted By rccardr

Correct. The San Cristobal mounted in Pelizzoli’s...

Correct. The San Cristobal mounted in Pelizzoli’s shop has a chrome fork. There’s a picture in my files somewhere from when we visited his shop in 2015.
And he was notoriously lax in putting model...
09-18-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By rccardr

Works fine, fully compatible. Or, Iíll swap a...

Works fine, fully compatible.
Or, Iíll swap a set of 7 speed DT shifters for a pair of 8ís.
09-17-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 21,068
Posted By rccardr

Nope, just LOTS of stiches to reattach two...

Nope, just LOTS of stiches to reattach two muscles to their respective ligaments/tendons. Total separations.
Had first PT session today, confirmed that it will likely be end of October before...
09-17-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 21,068
Posted By rccardr

Sounds like a lot of fun, I'm jealous. Surgery...

Sounds like a lot of fun, I'm jealous.
Surgery went well last week, first PT session today.
Hope to be back on a bike by January!
09-16-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By rccardr

Bought this about 10 years ago from Big Bossman,...

Bought this about 10 years ago from Big Bossman, if my memory is correct it was an '87.
Gorgeous bike but was never able to get really comfortable on it despite trying several different groups,...
09-16-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,267
Posted By rccardr

Guilty as charged, had this since 2017. Carbon...

Guilty as charged, had this since 2017.
Carbon AND disc AND 11 speed:...
09-15-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By rccardr

Can’t really be more specific than ‘use crescent...

Can’t really be more specific than ‘use crescent wrench, gently bend braze-on’
09-15-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By rccardr

Your suspicions are correct: the friction FD...

Your suspicions are correct: the friction FD doesn’t want to play nice with the indexing shifter.
I’ve had great success GENTLY bending the FD braze-on mount using a long handled crescent wrench. ...
09-08-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9,959
Views: 1,125,138
Posted By rccardr

I believe I am well acquainted with the bicycle...

I believe I am well acquainted with the bicycle pictured above…
09-08-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 725
Posted By rccardr

Interesting. I continue to be amazed at the...

Interesting.
I continue to be amazed at the flexibility of those old school front and rear derailleurs.
Couple of years ago used a Dura Ace 7400 FD & RD to shift a 50/28 crankset with a 13-28...
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