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02-25-11, 06:40 PM
Replies: 121
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Posted By splytz1

This is almost as bad as the rivendell thread.

This is almost as bad as the rivendell thread.
02-25-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,564
Posted By splytz1

"I'm French! Why do you think I have this...

"I'm French! Why do you think I have this outrageous accent?"

- John Cleese, the holy grail
02-25-11, 12:08 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 162,045
Posted By splytz1

I found the following catalog image: ...

I found the following catalog image:

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/splytz/Merckx_sil_80s_L.jpg

and am rebuilding my 82 merckx closely following those lines. Should be done in a few...
02-25-11, 11:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,502
Posted By splytz1

My perspective is always that I can get a...

My perspective is always that I can get a beautiful old bike for less than I would pay for a garish, (to me) aesthetically displeasing modern road bike. I ride a ton but don't race so I don't see the...
02-25-11, 10:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,014
Posted By splytz1

Maybe it's time for a nap, then. Welcome to...

Maybe it's time for a nap, then.

Welcome to C&V!
02-22-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 27,031
Posted By splytz1

Couldn't agree more. I'm sure it's me, but I just...

Couldn't agree more. I'm sure it's me, but I just don't get what's wrong with higher spoke count, traditional low-profile box rims for your typical application, C&V or not.

I'm talking...
02-19-11, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,230
Posted By splytz1

Great stuff. I'm curious about the pulley wheels....

Great stuff. I'm curious about the pulley wheels. Are they replacements?
02-18-11, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By splytz1

My early 80's merckx came with ambrosio super...

My early 80's merckx came with ambrosio super elite 19's. And yes, please post pics!
02-17-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By splytz1

Also, the handlebars need to be tilted up about 5...

Also, the handlebars need to be tilted up about 5 degrees.
02-17-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,861
Posted By splytz1

Some guy and some tools: ...

Some guy and some tools:

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/splytz/catalog_cover_2010.jpg

When my dad died, I sorted through all his old tools. He was an engineer, auto mechanic, and...
02-15-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By splytz1

And then there's the cognitive dissonance of...

And then there's the cognitive dissonance of seeing someone riding all upright on that thing like it's a Rudge or something.
02-15-11, 06:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By splytz1

The internally geared hub is a neat idea, sure,...

The internally geared hub is a neat idea, sure, if your plan is to destroy that minty De Rosa frame in the cold, rainy (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/CAXX0332) oak bay winter.
02-15-11, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By splytz1

"De Rosa Citybike Build"

Not mine.

http://oakbaybikes.com/de-rosa-citybike-build/

:crash:
02-15-11, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By splytz1

Plus, they stopped fluting the crankarms b/w 85...

Plus, they stopped fluting the crankarms b/w 85 and 86 (iirc). So if the crankset is original, it's a pre '86 bike, unless for whatever reason it was built up with older parts.
02-14-11, 11:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,463
Posted By splytz1

+ 1 I bought a set of NOS Ambrosio Nemesis rims...

+ 1 I bought a set of NOS Ambrosio Nemesis rims off Ebay for cheap. You just need a little patience and to know what you're looking for.
02-14-11, 11:14 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 26,737
Posted By splytz1

Maine... ...

Maine...

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/splytz/IMGP3040.jpg

Maine...

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/splytz/IMGP2983-1.jpg

My (now crashed :( ) De Rosa...
02-11-11, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By splytz1

The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles, Jan Heine ...

The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles, Jan Heine

focus is on French Randonneurs, Herse and Singer and the like

amazing photographs.
02-10-11, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By splytz1

As for the year, I would guess early 80's, but...

As for the year, I would guess early 80's, but check the bottom of the bottom bracket shell for a serial number. There should be a letter at the beginning which will help date the bike.
02-10-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By splytz1

Nice score, and you did a great job cleaning it...

Nice score, and you did a great job cleaning it up. Why do you need new wheels?
02-09-11, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,523
Posted By splytz1

Or just... cream. ...

Or just... cream.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/splytz/cc672-4stembadge.jpg
02-09-11, 03:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,542
Posted By splytz1

I have to post this link. ...

I have to post this link.

http://raydobbins.com/splash/splash.htm
02-08-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,128
Posted By splytz1

I've heard that De Rosa actually built some of...

I've heard that De Rosa actually built some of the early Merckx frames. The construction details (lugwork, geometry, "beefy" seat stays, dropouts, etc.) between my 1980 De Rosa and 1982 Merckx are...
02-06-11, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By splytz1

Which Modolo brakes for my '82 Merckx?

Both sets are modolo professionals; the gold are the 1st gen with no model stamp (off my crashed-on-halloween De Rosa :(). The bike came with the darker set, which is a pretty indescribable (and...
02-01-11, 05:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,838
Posted By splytz1

Is that red and white splash handlebar tape?...

Is that red and white splash handlebar tape? Jeez.

Can't wait to see a shot of the whole bike in proper light.

What a beauty!
05-20-10, 12:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,714
Posted By splytz1

1985 (?) Univega Sportour w/ mostly Shimano...

1985 (?) Univega Sportour w/ mostly Shimano Tourney components, IIRC. Bought for me by my dad, also too big & was told I'd grow into it (I did, eventually). I was 12 or so.
05-19-10, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,736
Posted By splytz1

Please explain. This bike is neither...

Please explain.

This bike is neither collectible nor particularly rare. It is unlikely to increase in value.

But it would be a great beater or commuter.
05-18-10, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By splytz1

Some of the weights need an oxalic acid bath.

Some of the weights need an oxalic acid bath.
05-17-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,642
Posted By splytz1

You may want to look for a bike shop in your area...

You may want to look for a bike shop in your area that is happy, even enthusiastic to do thorough tuneups on pre-brifter bikes. I'm afraid that many aren't, these days, but maybe a place with a...
05-17-10, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,179
Posted By splytz1

We also drank our fair share of malt liquor. at...

We also drank our fair share of malt liquor. at $1.09, a 40 of malt was about the equivalent of 5 beers, given its higher alcohol content.

King Cobra was a particular favorite. That, and Big Jug....
05-17-10, 05:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,179
Posted By splytz1

I went to college in Ohio, and we drank a LOT of...

I went to college in Ohio, and we drank a LOT of Black Label - and PBR before it became a hipster thing (this was the early 90's). Schlitz - ha. That was the GOOD stuff. Lots of Genee Cream Ale in...
05-17-10, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By splytz1

My De Rosa has the same sticker, but I've seen...

My De Rosa has the same sticker, but I've seen many De Rosas with that sticker, so I'm not sure that it signifies any model in particular.

The lugwork, rear brake bridge, and other minor details...
Forum: Touring
05-13-10, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4,382
Views: 2,052,573
Posted By splytz1

Maine. ...

Maine.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/splytz/IMGP2983.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/splytz/IMGP2614.jpg
05-13-10, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,337
Posted By splytz1

Old Blackburn. Have the same one on my touring...

Old Blackburn. Have the same one on my touring rig. They're great. Light, strong, and eminently adjustable.
05-12-10, 02:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,562
Posted By splytz1

Right there with ya, buddy. :mad: ...

Right there with ya, buddy. :mad:

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/splytz/DSCF0176.jpg
05-11-10, 09:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,963
Posted By splytz1

It was jtgotsjets who made that comment, not me....

It was jtgotsjets who made that comment, not me. I was the one who posted the wikipedia link in the first place (which maybe I shouldn't have done).

In my original post, I may have reacted too...
05-11-10, 08:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,504
Posted By splytz1

Really? Many swear by San Marco Rolls, the Regal,...

Really? Many swear by San Marco Rolls, the Regal, and the Selle Italia Turbo - tried-and-true designs that have been around forever. I would never put anything but a Rolls on a bike I ride. But...
05-11-10, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By splytz1

Yeah, this pulley cage, in particular... looks...

Yeah, this pulley cage, in particular... looks like it would snap in a stiff breeze.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/splytz/photo_37.jpg
05-10-10, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,192
Posted By splytz1

The BCD is 100mm. Here's a picture of the...

The BCD is 100mm.

Here's a picture of the front. I'm pretty sure it's NR.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/splytz/IMGP3771.jpg

If it's an aftermarket drill and tap job, it's a very...
05-10-10, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By splytz1

http://nybikejumble.com/ I live on 6th Ave....

http://nybikejumble.com/

I live on 6th Ave. and 5th St. - right around the corner. I'll definitely go.
05-10-10, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By splytz1

And take a look at this...

And take a look at this (http://www.raydobbins.com/ebay/bike-gios/bike-gios_for_sale.htm)

Inspiration!
05-10-10, 01:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,963
Posted By splytz1

I think we can both agree that this bike is...

I think we can both agree that this bike is hilarious. Not just the fork, at that.

I just noticed that this photograph was taken at the East River State Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a...
05-10-10, 12:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,963
Posted By splytz1

People, enough with the Jewish stereotyping. ...

People, enough with the Jewish stereotyping.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereotypes_of_Jews

'[PDXaero] Jews are still stereotyped as greedy, nit-picky, stingy misers.... Common objects,...
05-10-10, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,192
Posted By splytz1

I'm curious - does anyone know when Campagnolo...

I'm curious - does anyone know when Campagnolo first started manufacturing triple crank sets?
05-10-10, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,192
Posted By splytz1

Thanks!

Thanks!
05-10-10, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,192
Posted By splytz1

Help dating Campagnolo crankset

I *used* to know how the date codes translated, but for the life of me can no longer remember... this Nuovo Record triple has a "3" in a diamond (see pics).

Any help would be greatly appreciated,...
05-08-10, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By splytz1

Adam, I have one sitting around. ...

Adam,

I have one sitting around.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/splytz/IMG_0456.jpg

I need to clean it up and take better pictures, but it's in great shape.

PM me if you're...
05-07-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,429
Posted By splytz1

As does Noxon and many other polishes and...

As does Noxon and many other polishes and cleaning agents. I know how to clean chrome. I just want to know what the OP did since it's such a nice job from such a rough starting point.
05-07-10, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By splytz1

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/splytz/edi...

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/splytz/edith_bowman_465x370.jpg
05-07-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,429
Posted By splytz1

Wow that's a shockingly good job on the chrome -...

Wow that's a shockingly good job on the chrome - and fast! What did you do?
05-07-10, 11:28 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,459
Posted By splytz1

I think this is the right place for me to insert...

I think this is the right place for me to insert the Hoff Soap.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/splytz/Soap-Dispenser-07.jpg
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