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Posted By jebensch

I have a '79 (I think) Comp II. Beauty. If you...

I have a '79 (I think) Comp II. Beauty. If you happen to ride a large frame - 61cm - and are interested send an email.
01-04-17, 08:45 AM
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Posted By jebensch

Very good to know, thanks T-Mar!

Very good to know, thanks T-Mar!
01-02-17, 10:32 AM
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Posted By jebensch

I looked for 609 at a couple hardware and auto...

I looked for 609 at a couple hardware and auto parts chains around. No luck. At Auto Zone the kid who works at all the fast food joints on The Simpsons was baffled by my inquiry. I figured I could...
01-02-17, 10:29 AM
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Posted By jebensch

Thanks, Charles! Nice to see familiar names and...

Thanks, Charles! Nice to see familiar names and bike parts.
01-01-17, 02:57 PM
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Views: 856
Posted By jebensch

Loose fitting Campy headset

Hi Folks. I bought a conveniently large-sized Bob Jackson Super Tourer off local CL early 2016 and in the fall finally got it built up* nice-nice for my work commute.

I'm a big fan of the 90's...
06-09-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,996
Posted By jebensch

I think it's pretty understandable. Possibly...

I think it's pretty understandable. Possibly doesn't want to deal with scheduling according to someone else's availability. And not that it's necessarily a POS upon close inspection, but seller might...
06-04-12, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By jebensch

Works on my Chrome. Are you getting an error...

Works on my Chrome. Are you getting an error message? Nothing happening? Maybe you're missing an Adobe plug-in. Maybe download the newest Chrome version and replace your current one.
05-14-12, 08:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,241
Posted By jebensch

Very sharp. Very. Where do these Retrofrictions...

Very sharp. Very. Where do these Retrofrictions crop up? I've come across so many different Campy/SunTour/Shimano shifters just through flipping and what not. Never seen the Simplex. Arrrgh: mee...
05-14-12, 07:23 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 25,603
Posted By jebensch

Hurts to look at, it's so nice. I'd probably take...

Hurts to look at, it's so nice. I'd probably take those brake levers into bed with me at night. Sorry, honey - they gotta stay warm.
05-13-12, 08:50 AM
05-08-12, 08:49 PM
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Posted By jebensch

Gator blue & orange is wayyyy different.

Gator blue & orange is wayyyy different.
05-08-12, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,264
Posted By jebensch

Not sure if it's been addressed after you...

Not sure if it's been addressed after you mentioned it, but Cyclone GT is a tip-top choice. I have a '79 Nishiki Comp II that came with all Cyclone. I upgraded to Superbe for no reason, really....
05-07-12, 06:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By jebensch

Yeah - I certainly have it my head and habits...

Yeah - I certainly have it my head and habits that generic cables will do fine for my meager needs as a rider. Pishaw to those $10 Campy cables. Well...apparently they've got that proprietary thing...
05-06-12, 01:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,808
Posted By jebensch

...and they loves them some shoppin'! That's why...

...and they loves them some shoppin'! That's why they get the baskets.
05-06-12, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By jebensch

Holy smokes. Is it possible I fixed it by moving...

Holy smokes. Is it possible I fixed it by moving the cable's position under the fixing bolt (of the RD)? I had fixed it on the outside of the bolt. Moved it to the inside, nearer the dropout, and we...
05-06-12, 08:17 AM
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Views: 1,808
Posted By jebensch

...Or the enameler dipping his bare hands into...

...Or the enameler dipping his bare hands into that tub of black all day long.

I'll take the pinstriping jig and the spoke tension indicator.
05-06-12, 07:50 AM
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Views: 874
Posted By jebensch

More on the "angry gorilla" phase. Before...

More on the "angry gorilla" phase. Before dislodging the cable end, I was pushing hard from the cable-side of the cable end, like - from the back of the hole where the cable exits in the anchorage...
05-06-12, 07:25 AM
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Posted By jebensch

Okay - all started with the shift cable housing,...

Okay - all started with the shift cable housing, was a bit too short and pulled out of the ferrule at the barrel adjuster on the downtube. I've got 8sp Record brifters, 8sp Athena RD and a Campy...
05-05-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By jebensch

Anyone rebuilt an Ergopower brifter?

I found out the hard way about the Shimano style cable ends getting jammed in the anchorage meant for the slightly smaller Campy cable head. Right side 2nd gen Record 8sp brifter. There was some...
05-04-12, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By jebensch

This page on compatibility between...

This page on compatibility between Campy/Shimano/SRAM is illuminating (http://www.ctc.org.uk/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=3946). I'm dealing with 8sp Ergo woes as well. Jumping cogs, rattling on the low...
05-01-12, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By jebensch

82/83? Well done! I've been lusting over Kurt's...

82/83? Well done! I've been lusting over Kurt's orange baby-Paramount Superior since he started posting it. Make sure you throw more pics our way when you get it. Wow.
05-01-12, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By jebensch

Joining the Bridgestone Club

I've been enamored with all the 650B conversions and porteurs around the forum (some especially beautiful ones owned by local C&V'rs). My child-seat ride UO-10 ...
04-29-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,139
Posted By jebensch

Where are you in NY? If you're in the city, I'd...

Where are you in NY? If you're in the city, I'd head to B's Bikes in Williamsburg/Gp. There's other shops as geeky-knowledgable, but few as friendly and willing to help.

Great get for 40 bones.
04-29-12, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,551
Posted By jebensch

Love it. Desire for Fujis...growing. On a...

Love it. Desire for Fujis...growing.

On a side note, I've always thought those leather handlebar sew-ups looked kind of cadaver-ish and creepy. Looks good on yours though!
04-29-12, 02:08 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,885
Posted By jebensch

+1 I dropped $13 on Amazon for mine and it has...

+1 I dropped $13 on Amazon for mine and it has since become indispensable.

My stupid question:

Record brake levers on a french handlebar (Philippe Professionale) - I thought the 23.8 clamp...
04-28-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,062
Posted By jebensch

Step in the right direction - are you going...

Step in the right direction - are you going semi-pro? That is the coolest Merckx scheme I've seen. Bravo!
04-26-12, 06:11 PM
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Posted By jebensch

What kind of tail light be that, if you don't...

What kind of tail light be that, if you don't mind me asking?

-Jesse
04-26-12, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By jebensch

But I love shortcuts! <sigh> Ohhhh-kayyyyyy.

But I love shortcuts! <sigh> Ohhhh-kayyyyyy.
04-26-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By jebensch

Wonky Fork Drilling on Moto Grand Record

After first ride's review, there seems to be a lot of tweaking needed. Should I add this skewed brake drilling to the list of fixes? Would it hold to just drill the back hole a teeny bit to allow the...
04-23-12, 04:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,877
Posted By jebensch

That blocky bb shell in chrome is one of the...

That blocky bb shell in chrome is one of the single most satisfying frame components I've ever seen. I want to peel off the wrapper and eat it. Great work.
04-22-12, 02:28 PM
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Posted By jebensch

Ack - this is so cool. I love it. I just missed...

Ack - this is so cool. I love it. I just missed out on a bargain-priced Series IV specified as 'large frame'. I can only hope it wasn't large enough.
04-20-12, 05:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,290
Posted By jebensch

It doesn't add up, dude. Great story, great bike,...

It doesn't add up, dude. Great story, great bike, great pictures, but then there's a cat instead of a dog. Sheesh. What a letdown. ;)
04-20-12, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,226
Posted By jebensch

The hedge-fund-weekend-riders are going to be...

The hedge-fund-weekend-riders are going to be riding more expensive bikes than Francesco Moser. I miss the Prospect loop.
04-15-12, 12:05 PM
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Views: 150,361
Posted By jebensch

FORZA ROMA!!! ...

FORZA ROMA!!!

http://thetotalfootballer.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/as-roma.jpg
04-15-12, 11:50 AM
04-15-12, 09:50 AM
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Views: 6,879
Posted By jebensch

Here here! I was absolutely heartened when a 3rd...

Here here! I was absolutely heartened when a 3rd grade class I was subbing for had their free-reading period and 5 or 6 kids grabbed C&H books off the shelf. I'm planning to show 1 a day when I...
04-15-12, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By jebensch

He's the king. Sat across from him on the Q train...

He's the king. Sat across from him on the Q train once and barely kept it together. He hosted this NYC pro-bike night at a nice auditorium. One of his guests was Hal, a CBGB/city-biking-guru who...
04-14-12, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,148
Posted By jebensch

I have a pair of those Syncros NOS in a drawer....

I have a pair of those Syncros NOS in a drawer. Looks like I need to find myself a comparable frame now [for free!].

Looking great.
04-14-12, 10:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,342
Posted By jebensch

How does that headset work? Beeyooteeful. Enjoy...

How does that headset work? Beeyooteeful. Enjoy enjoy enjoy.

Jesse
04-14-12, 03:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,879
Posted By jebensch

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MbUZLM0G8B4/SKNzqBME0AI/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MbUZLM0G8B4/SKNzqBME0AI/AAAAAAAACds/U1zDtOriVOA/s400/camping+calvin+and+hobbes.jpg

He's a brilliant artist, a brilliant writer, and a very funny dude (for such a...
04-12-12, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By jebensch

That's spectacular. Love it. On a Frejus?

That's spectacular. Love it. On a Frejus?
04-12-12, 04:01 PM
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Views: 4,023
Posted By jebensch

I'm sure why: check out the great people on this...

I'm sure why: check out the great people on this here board! All the well wishes and great advice - warming the cockles, I say.

I second everyone's best wishes for your recovery and commend you on...
04-12-12, 03:48 PM
Replies: 61,249
Views: 9,188,843
Posted By jebensch

Team Fuji. My words are true! I'm going to find a...

Team Fuji. My words are true! I'm going to find a 61cm one of these someday...

12 speed Japanese road bike (Fuji) - $120 (MIT/Kendall Sq) (http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/2954925560.html)
...
04-12-12, 03:34 PM
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Posted By jebensch

Boston CL is going a bit hogwild the last week....

Boston CL is going a bit hogwild the last week. If I wasn't wrapping up (literally) a Grand Record, I'd be all over this PX

lugged steel Peugeot PX-10 (boston / canton)...
04-11-12, 07:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,024
Posted By jebensch

Yeah, this is a great one to have dusted off....

Yeah, this is a great one to have dusted off. Very interesting. What happened to the MTBs in the 90's that makes the 80's frames the ones to get? Or is it just that the whole thing emerged in the...
04-11-12, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 960
Posted By jebensch

Hey now! 20 bones for panniers. Thanks for the...

Hey now! 20 bones for panniers. Thanks for the tip - done and done.
04-11-12, 09:46 AM
Replies: 61,249
Views: 9,188,843
Posted By jebensch

1989 Cannondale Black Lightning - $250 (Spencer)...

1989 Cannondale Black Lightning - $250 (Spencer) (http://worcester.craigslist.org/bik/2951526359.html)

Worcester area. Black Lightning!
...
04-11-12, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,150
Posted By jebensch

Looks good, dude. My understanding is that now is...

Looks good, dude. My understanding is that now is the hardest part - letting it sit. As long as possible. Clear coat 3x over, then wait some more. Like...till June. ;)
04-11-12, 09:42 AM
Replies: 61,249
Views: 9,188,843
Posted By jebensch

1989 Cannondale Black Lightning - $250 (Spencer)...

1989 Cannondale Black Lightning - $250 (Spencer) (http://worcester.craigslist.org/bik/2951526359.html)

Worcester area. Black Lightning!
...
04-11-12, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By jebensch

Thanks all! I hadn't even thought about Caleb...

Thanks all! I hadn't even thought about Caleb potentially riding this thing someday. That would mean he turns out tall like me!

The handling with upright bars...not a lot to compare to, since this...
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