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05-30-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 490
Posted By PilotFishBob

I was searching for (full) fenders for the Grand...

I was searching for (full) fenders for the Grand Record when I came across these. I had never seen Bluemels shorties before so grabbed them at a very good price. Not to everyone's taste but I like...
05-29-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 62,165
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

Yes, I was put off by the components as well,...

Yes, I was put off by the components as well, this one would seem to demand Campagnolo. In my mind the ask is a stretch but I'm not a Bianchi expert and someone else may have other ideas...
05-29-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 62,165
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

Obviously larger than 57cm, and at $280 maybe...

Obviously larger than 57cm, and at $280 maybe priced a bit high (maybe not) considering condition - but if I were in the area I'd feel compelled to go take a look and perhaps negotiate or just get...
05-22-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 62,165
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

Wouldn't trade my black and red '74 but I like...

Wouldn't trade my black and red '74 but I like the less-common Grand Record colors. This yellow and black model looks nice, both from an aesthetic and price standpoint. $200
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04-17-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14,324
Views: 3,189,690
Posted By PilotFishBob

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Didn't need it but $50 seemed fair, and I have the parts on hand to build it...
04-09-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,824
Posted By PilotFishBob

This was at Shelby Farms Park here in Memphis,...

This was at Shelby Farms Park here in Memphis, about 15 minutes or so away from me by bike via the Greenline, one of our rails-to-trails projects. They have a herd of 15 or so bison they take care...
04-07-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,824
Posted By PilotFishBob

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'74 I picked up a few years ago, disassembled and let sit. Finally got...
03-13-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,102
Posted By PilotFishBob

I needed O rings for a set of Deltas I recently...

I needed O rings for a set of Deltas I recently acquired, instead of spending $23+ for a full set on Le'Bay I bought a 20 pack each of 14mm and 11.2mm ID nitrile rings for $18. Perfect fit - I'm set...
03-05-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 62,165
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

Wish that were in my turf - looking to build a...

Wish that were in my turf - looking to build a ride for a very height-challenged lady friend, but it will come. It always does....
03-05-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By PilotFishBob

Sharp looking ride!

Sharp looking ride!
03-05-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By PilotFishBob

2nd on the kudos - nice specimen. I have the...

2nd on the kudos - nice specimen. I have the black/red '74 model, one of my favorite steeds. I like the background scenery - at first I thought those might be icebergs in the distance, and with the...
02-25-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By PilotFishBob

Yes, the largest areas I've tried touching up...

Yes, the largest areas I've tried touching up were about .5 x 2 inches or so - chrome socks on a Raleigh. Went so-so on that, but from a few feet acceptable. My main thing on using it is that I don't...
02-23-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By PilotFishBob

I need to go dig in my parts box but pretty sure...

I need to go dig in my parts box but pretty sure I have one in good condition you can have for the cost of shipping, just spring for a beer if we ever meet up, I'll track it down tomorrow morning and...
02-23-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By PilotFishBob

I use it. It's a nickel plating I think, not...

I use it. It's a nickel plating I think, not bluish like true chrome - but it does the job, as long as the touch-up spots are small. Surface prep is critical, it will either not adhere or flake off...
02-11-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By PilotFishBob

Very nice, but you would definitely want to make...

Very nice, but you would definitely want to make sure your seatpost clamp bolts are secure. Wow. :eek:
01-24-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14,324
Views: 3,189,690
Posted By PilotFishBob

All of it at one of the the co-ops here. I was...

All of it at one of the the co-ops here. I was working Saturday and took time off for lunch, I've been needing some Weinmann 750's to finish a project and was debating whether or not to pay a visit...
01-23-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14,324
Views: 3,189,690
Posted By PilotFishBob

Some unusual and very nice finds while out and...

Some unusual and very nice finds while out and about today for lunch. Unexpected to say the least - As I commented to a friend, 'Best lunch break ever'.
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01-18-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 99,217
Posted By PilotFishBob

Ah, waking up a sleeping thread... I'm in. ...

Ah, waking up a sleeping thread... I'm in. Posted elsewhere in the past but not here, recent pic.
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01-13-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24,639
Views: 2,987,797
Posted By PilotFishBob

I picked up this '74 DL-1 on a whim (and after...

I picked up this '74 DL-1 on a whim (and after reading this thread) while visiting my sister in Atlanta in 2017 (she grabbed it for me, I got it from her). Got it back to Memphis, did the usual...
01-11-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By PilotFishBob

Really isn't hard to check you know. Story...

Really isn't hard to check you know. Story predates WAPO by months.

https://www.localdvm.com/news/virginia/a-neighborhood-of-friends-is-restoring-bikes-for-free...
01-06-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 62,165
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

Saw that and was lusting mightily. Fortunately,...

Saw that and was lusting mightily. Fortunately, the price is keeping the lust under control. :)
12-29-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 62,165
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

Meanwhile near Minneapolis... $175 Grand Record....

Meanwhile near Minneapolis... $175 Grand Record. Seems reasonable for its condition, too bad the RD was swapped out....
12-24-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 41,376
Posted By PilotFishBob

This bike has shown up in other threads though I...

This bike has shown up in other threads though I don't think this particular photo has.

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12-21-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,722
Posted By PilotFishBob

Nothing recent, this from 2 years ago or so. ...

Nothing recent, this from 2 years ago or so. Local cycling club members usually decorate a tree on the big rails-to-trails path. Don't think it happened this year but I haven't been over that way...
10-19-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By PilotFishBob

MKS Sylvans are relatively inexpensive and look...

MKS Sylvans are relatively inexpensive and look very good on vintage bikes. I have them on several of mine. And I always use the toe clips and straps, they keep my feet on the pedals as I tend to...
10-17-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 62,165
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

I have a 1970, black with chromed lugs. Unlike...

I have a 1970, black with chromed lugs. Unlike this seller I chose to believe the S/N dating as I understand these were available that year but not in the catalog. I'm running 33mm Somas on it,...
10-11-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 19,435
Posted By PilotFishBob

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/834x720/pxl_20201011_152511631_a4705102dc11ab3707d84c7711cc4854c3083390.jpg

From today's ride - a little damp out there.
10-05-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3,451
Views: 819,133
Posted By PilotFishBob

Picked up this UE-18M in 2018 for my niece, but...

Picked up this UE-18M in 2018 for my niece, but she wanted one of my old Nikons instead. Finally built this up last month to give to a friend recovering from knee surgery. Among other exercises her...
09-29-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 245,772
Posted By PilotFishBob

This looks almost exactly like me after a night...

This looks almost exactly like me after a night of heavy drinking.
09-26-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By PilotFishBob

I've seen other 50's-early 60's bikes with them...

I've seen other 50's-early 60's bikes with them but don't recall makes other than another Schwinn. When I got the Paramount it had a Nitto stem and generic bars, some research indicated the MK bar...
09-24-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By PilotFishBob

The Maes-Kint bars are very lovely, but difficult...

The Maes-Kint bars are very lovely, but difficult to find. These are on my 1963 Paramount....
09-22-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 163,415
Posted By PilotFishBob

Out with the '70 Competition this morning. The...

Out with the '70 Competition this morning. The only lady I happened upon wasn't particularly chatty and had poor taste in bikes.
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09-06-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 42,853
Posted By PilotFishBob

Yet another poor innocent soul enticed into our...

Yet another poor innocent soul enticed into our evil clutches. Mwahaahahahha!!! :lol: Seriously, welcome to the fun Jeff.
08-28-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By PilotFishBob

Go to your browser settings and wipe the cache...

Go to your browser settings and wipe the cache for the website. That usually fixes these types of issues.
08-28-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 62,165
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

$275. Not that familiar with the NFS nor it's...

$275. Not that familiar with the NFS nor it's value but this looks pretty clean and sharp (given only two pics to inspect). Seller notes 650(?) wheels. Little Rock is a bit too far from me right...
08-20-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,256
Posted By PilotFishBob

One additional for you that may be useful - I use...

One additional for you that may be useful - I use GIMP for importing and working with / converting PDF's and other formats. It's the open source version of Photoshop, I use it on Linux and it's...
08-16-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,922
Posted By PilotFishBob

My 1970 on today's ride. ...

My 1970 on today's ride.
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07-30-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,469
Posted By PilotFishBob

A variant of this pic may have been posted...

A variant of this pic may have been posted somewhere on the forums, can't remember. But it's the best shot of one of mine with both a rear roll and the front rando. I also have a handlebar bag I use...
07-24-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 245,772
Posted By PilotFishBob

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Gone a year and a half now. Sometimes I still wake up at night thinking she's...
07-22-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 62,165
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

The TA Professional crank was used on the '74....

The TA Professional crank was used on the '74. Both Weinmann and Universal brakes were used in that year, mine has the Unis. I've seen this one earlier, if I didn't already own one I'd have been...
07-01-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,451
Posted By PilotFishBob

Yours is a beauty. :thumb: I have a 1970 -...

Yours is a beauty. :thumb: I have a 1970 - identical to yours but apparently not in the catalogue for that year. It demanded to be set up as a randonneur, and who was I to say no? Significant...
06-26-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 62,165
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

SC MkII frame/fork - $20. Assuming no hidden...

SC MkII frame/fork - $20. Assuming no hidden issues (one non-DS pic) a no-brainer. If I were near St. Louis I'd grab it for some unforeseen future project.
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06-24-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20,314
Views: 3,461,078
Posted By PilotFishBob

Wait for daylight or use a flash? No way, let's...

Wait for daylight or use a flash? No way, let's get edgy. Or something... Every photo taken with illumination from a flashlight from the looks of it.
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06-15-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 62,165
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

At $150 this Schwinn Volare is extremely...

At $150 this Schwinn Volare is extremely tempting. Too many bikes or not if I were in the Denver area I'd be on this.

https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/d/parker-cool-retro-10-speed/7141886335.html...
05-22-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 62,165
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

If I weren't trying to downsize I'd already have...

If I weren't trying to downsize I'd already have been wailing for a facilitator. It looks a bit bigger than 58cm - it looks great.
05-20-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,328
Posted By PilotFishBob

Did this for my '85, for some reason the PO had...

Did this for my '85, for some reason the PO had removed this and the seat tube decals. Finding a decent photo of one was a bear, I had some assistance from forum members on that. I'd never previously...
05-14-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 62,165
Views: 9,413,092
Posted By PilotFishBob

Just one pic, drive side at least. $500 - If I...

Just one pic, drive side at least. $500 - If I lived in the Reno area...

https://reno.craigslist.org/bik/d/sparks-merlin/7124150138.html
...
05-13-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,527
Posted By PilotFishBob

"Why is there an unused condom in this...

"Why is there an unused condom in this handlebar???" (From last year, I put it back in for a future owner to ponder: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1187651-first-me.html)
05-08-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,021
Posted By PilotFishBob

I like the ATD gel-padded gloves for the classic...

I like the ATD gel-padded gloves for the classic look when I want that. Very cushy.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x663/atd_abe406e9df706d0785b7c13542c95dee47013552.jpg

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05-03-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,953
Posted By PilotFishBob

If Bianchigirll's hearse shifts with a Hurst,...

If Bianchigirll's hearse shifts with a Hurst, she is indeed awesome!! ;)

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x329/s_l500_d3c4c05b773696576bdfbc5064ffae5ec581b1e7.jpg
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