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Posted By francophile

Given what I'm seeing, $350. But that's the...

Given what I'm seeing, $350. But that's the bottom of where I'd expect anyone to get to and I'm a cheapskate if it's not a brand I lust over. I also think $500 is the just north of high of where I'd...
05-06-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By francophile

I have a full set like this that's been passed...

I have a full set like this that's been passed down a couple generations, Swiss, made by Vallorbe. https://www.ebay.com/itm/233867007661

Can't recommend one enough for these situations, cleaning...
05-05-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By francophile

I wonder if the hardware off this orphan arm I...

I wonder if the hardware off this orphan arm I have would work?

https://www.bikeforums.net/21922611-post10.html
05-05-21, 03:47 PM
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Views: 748
Posted By francophile

PS - I don't want to come off like I'm...

PS - I don't want to come off like I'm downplaying OP's tool. It's super clever. I wish I'd thought of it, and it goes to show the wealth of knowledge in old magazines and catalogs. Some of the old...
05-05-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 748
Posted By francophile

Amen. I really need to take a video the next time...

Amen. I really need to take a video the next time I swap cotters on something with my VAR press, since there appear to be no vides on the internet. Once you understand how to adjust it correctly you...
05-04-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 264
Posted By francophile

The B is not always consistently a B, either, it...

The B is not always consistently a B, either, it changes shape and sizes. I think someone at some point had a Greek stamping set and some models I've seen have a B reminiscent of a the BETA symbol...
05-04-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 264
Posted By francophile

It would appear there's possibly a 1st character...

It would appear there's possibly a 1st character under the edge of the guide. Thus 1980.

Edit: Late to the party. Looks like T-Mar already gotcha.
05-03-21, 08:10 PM
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Views: 2,169
Posted By francophile

Acetone and MEK (latter is nasty, wear lug...

Acetone and MEK (latter is nasty, wear lug protection) will soften and remove in smaller areas. For larger areas, aircraft striper will do but may take up to 30min to act.
05-03-21, 07:54 PM
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Posted By francophile

Mavic group on the 7-11 bike is worth more than...

Mavic group on the 7-11 bike is worth more than half the ask. Don't even. I swear, all the good deals are in AZ this year!
05-03-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 708
Posted By francophile

Another option anyone familiar with boring...

Another option anyone familiar with boring engines or cleaning seat tubes will share, look up FLEX-HONE on amazon. Measure the inner diameter of the tool and get your hone up to 1/8 larger.

I feel...
05-03-21, 05:07 PM
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Posted By francophile

This is on its 2nd listing at $51 with crazy...

This is on its 2nd listing at $51 with crazy ship. If you're in the OKC area, the price of admission may be worth it for the core parts IF the buyer will allow local pickup ahead of time. Campy NR or...
05-03-21, 02:33 PM
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Posted By francophile

I dunno, based on the pics above, it looks like...

I dunno, based on the pics above, it looks like the races on those cones are pretty well blown/chunky.
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Views: 282
Posted By francophile

Just one other point to make SDReames While...

Just one other point to make SDReames

While these early 80s models pop up periodically, it's usually never more than one every 12-18 months so seeing a couple in short succession is odd. I was...
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Views: 514
Posted By francophile

In current shape without actually touching the...

In current shape without actually touching the tubing, assessing the tubing condition, integrity and alignment, i.e. a blind sale, I'm thinking you could net $1,500-3,000 USD depending on how and...
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Views: 130
Posted By francophile

You can post photos. You just need to add them...

You can post photos. You just need to add them into a New Album in the Gallery area of the forum, then reply here to let folks know you put the photos up.

Usually rust is an instant -$100 or more...
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Views: 211
Posted By francophile

Why do I get the sneaky suspicion this is another...

Why do I get the sneaky suspicion this is another case of someone who doesn't know virtually all Pinarellos have the word "TREVISO" on them, often in multiple places? :D

Pic is the only thing...
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Views: 356
Posted By francophile

I really hoped we could see some more French...

I really hoped we could see some more French lovers on this one. It's truly a piece of history. I don't want to go crazy with tagging people. Maybe they'll show up if this hits enough replies...
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Views: 282
Posted By francophile

The above is correct. I've worked on at least...

The above is correct. I've worked on at least two (maybe 3?) of this exact same bike. Wheelset is great, mechs are good, shift levers require a cable with unusually small head, which the $10-12...
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Views: 268
Posted By francophile

It's a no-frills bike with a no-frills (but...

It's a no-frills bike with a no-frills (but solid) group. I would expect in your market, this could be flipped within a few days at $200 without touching anything (if you really wanted to be a "DKO",...
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Views: 661
Posted By francophile

10yr old zombie thread.... BRAAAAAAINNNNSSSSSS

10yr old zombie thread.... BRAAAAAAINNNNSSSSSS
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Views: 527
Posted By francophile

$50 if it's un-serviced. If fully serviced, all...

$50 if it's un-serviced. If fully serviced, all new bearings and grease, all new cables and housings, new bar tape, all derailleurs crack-free (the plastic tended to crack), new chain, tires, tuned...
05-03-21, 01:09 PM
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Views: 927
Posted By francophile

Breathing room in the basement? I do not...

Breathing room in the basement? I do not understand this concept. :lol:
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Views: 501
Posted By francophile

Huh. My size. Nice bike!

Huh. My size. Nice bike!
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Views: 501
Posted By francophile

Hi Nadia1976 The markings on as described...

Hi Nadia1976

The markings on as described were on virtually every Bianchi of that era. Really need to see clear pics of the bike, from the side with the gears preferrably. Always good to see...
04-26-21, 08:16 AM
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Posted By francophile

Fixed this for you, then added an answer for the...

Fixed this for you, then added an answer for the newly modified question: Probably not a Hetchins :lol:

Fancy lugwork is something I expect on a Hetchins. Mind you, curly stays are something I...
04-26-21, 06:51 AM
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Views: 3,663
Posted By francophile

Good example of how to save with BTD. I don't...

Good example of how to save with BTD. I don't think they're including my "Gold" membership here, if I logged in I suspect prices would drop another 10% or so. I automatically got the Gold membership...
04-25-21, 08:22 AM
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Posted By francophile

Must've sold, it's deleted, can't read content or...

Must've sold, it's deleted, can't read content or see other pics. But from this pic alone, the lugs era don't match the decals era at minimum. I presume they had the canti bosses added after the...
04-23-21, 03:03 PM
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Views: 3,663
Posted By francophile

MATHS. Mathematical Anti Telharsic Harfatum...

MATHS. Mathematical Anti Telharsic Harfatum Septomin.

https://vimeo.com/77451201
04-23-21, 01:31 PM
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Views: 927
Posted By francophile

Welp, all I can say is "someone's getting a...

Welp, all I can say is "someone's getting a deal". Very underrated ride.
04-23-21, 08:38 AM
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Views: 927
Posted By francophile

I've got three, two are this size, one is a size...

I've got three, two are this size, one is a size smaller. There are reasons why, I swear. :innocent:
04-22-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By francophile

Like everyone said, rattle can it. Sand the...

Like everyone said, rattle can it.

Sand the top tube and clean it. cut open a garbage bag, cutting it down both sides but leaving the bottom intact. Use one bag to cover everything from the...
04-22-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By francophile

I personally really like the Jagwire X-Caliper...

I personally really like the Jagwire X-Caliper pads. They tend to run less expensive than Kool Stop's options but perform just as well.
04-21-21, 06:46 PM
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Views: 9,277,861
Posted By francophile

Very tempted to have one of my coworkers in SP...

Very tempted to have one of my coworkers in SP grab that .... Holy crap. Not even necessarily my thing, but I see the immense value there.
04-21-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,588
Posted By francophile

I don't think you'll be disappointed with the...

I don't think you'll be disappointed with the Trek, but I'll say the Nishiki had the better drivetrain by an inch, not a mile. It was so close on what you're getting, I personally think it's a...
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Views: 614
Posted By francophile

Most decals are to be applied with water...

Most decals are to be applied with water (waterslide), then clearcoated over, as the original manufacturer did. This is an important piece of info you may need. Alternately, if clearcoating is not...
04-21-21, 01:13 PM
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Posted By francophile

Listing is gone. But no, definitely not a...

Listing is gone. But no, definitely not a Colnago. Looks like a low-end bike boom product, likely early 70s, maybe late 60s. I'm guessing British, but can't say without better pics.
04-21-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,588
Posted By francophile

fully agree on this. The Deore bits justify...

fully agree on this. The Deore bits justify almost half the ask price. But without knowing what either the 7000 or 730 are running, we can't say for sure if/how much better we're talking.
04-21-21, 09:09 AM
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Posted By francophile

It's a 501 sticker. Based on everything...

It's a 501 sticker.

Based on everything else, I think it's an '83 500. If it had a Super Custom triple, it would be a 520 (looks like the only notable diff from 500-520 that year is the freewheel...
04-21-21, 08:54 AM
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Posted By francophile

I'm not a trek expert, but that seat logo was...

I'm not a trek expert, but that seat logo was used in the late 70s/early 80s. The presence of a 501 sticker near the seat cluster would put this in the 80s I believe I was much better versed in these...
04-21-21, 08:26 AM
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Posted By francophile

A hell of a cool find for someone tall. Nothing...

A hell of a cool find for someone tall. Nothing like that ever shows up on my local SGW :D

Coolest things I've seen recently were some newer extremely tall Seven, and an '04 Santa Cruz . Vintage...
04-21-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,588
Posted By francophile

Sawzall should take care of that in less than 1-2...

Sawzall should take care of that in less than 1-2 minutes. But I always check Lockpicking Lawyer's videos first, just to see if he has a quick way to defeat the specific make/model of lock without...
04-20-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,588
Posted By francophile

I guess I'm in the minority then. Without...

I guess I'm in the minority then. Without knowing exactly how each one is equipped on the crank, mechs and brakes, I'd go for the alu Trek all day long. The mid-90s 7000 was solid, light, and more...
04-20-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By francophile

$150 is not a horrible price for what you've got...

$150 is not a horrible price for what you've got there. That's about what it would go for over here in Atlanta. If you can get it refurbished and back on the road for under $300 purchase price...
04-20-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,000
Posted By francophile

fine or ultrafine brass wool for alloy or steel...

fine or ultrafine brass wool for alloy or steel rims if there's any pitting or corrosion to knock down - it's lighter and it won't leave ferric dust that can introduce rust on nearby steel spoke...
04-20-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 61,503
Views: 9,277,861
Posted By francophile

Ha! I know better. I just happen to have a...

Ha! I know better.

I just happen to have a thing for the two-tone late 60s/early 70s microbus in that taupe/white two-tone configuration. Such a classic combo. The Gazelle matches it all nicely....
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Views: 614
Posted By francophile

My knowledge isn't as great on Italian, T-Mar,...

My knowledge isn't as great on Italian, T-Mar, P!N20 and a few others are way better versed than I am. My father in law only rides Pinarello, but he doesn't lust after vintage like many of us do, so...
04-20-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 61,503
Views: 9,277,861
Posted By francophile

Not gonna lie, the Gazelle looks really nice. ...

Not gonna lie, the Gazelle looks really nice. But I'd really love to see more pics of that Microbus!
04-20-21, 12:55 PM
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Views: 1,213
Posted By francophile

Looks like you have 10 posts, Karl. Thread it up.

Looks like you have 10 posts, Karl. Thread it up.
04-20-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By francophile

Almost forgot to add. When you go to...

Almost forgot to add.

When you go to re-cable, you need to know, the Simplex levers with the sun around the S have notoriously small holes to hold the cable head, so much so it's common to find...
04-20-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By francophile

Serial on the dropout would put this at a 1981...

Serial on the dropout would put this at a 1981 (B103 = 1981 March) , and the sticker shows it's a UO10.

Chainstays have some pretty significant kickstand crush. Nothing to be worried about, but...
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