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12-08-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,989
Posted By SurferRosa

I wouldn't call your bikes "junk." But a lot...

I wouldn't call your bikes "junk."

But a lot of the 300+ threads you've started? Yeah...
12-08-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,989
Posted By scarlson

And let's not forget they also turned this...

And let's not forget they also turned this practical economy car into a mid-engined rally dominator that won Monte Carlo its first year out. Some design freedom and 'so crazy it just might work'...
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Drillium Dude

Agreed that the larger sizes will mean less...

Agreed that the larger sizes will mean less buyers, therefore less value (relatively). As for the Calfee, I noted the fuzzed-out photo of the top tube in the original post in the FSOT thread; there...
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By wrk101

I usually don't think this is happening, but I...

I usually don't think this is happening, but I see a lot of bids by a zero feedback buyer. Odd to say the least.
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By Bianchigirll

I wouldn’t touch that with a thirty nine and a...

I wouldn’t touch that with a thirty nine and a half foot pole
12-04-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By MauriceMoss

Drillium Dude is right - you're looking at an...

Drillium Dude is right - you're looking at an Olympia badge attached to a non-Olympia frame.

The features of the frame, including the left-of-center top tube cable guides, stay end treatment,...
12-03-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By Drillium Dude

Olympia is Italy's second-oldest bicycle company....

Olympia is Italy's second-oldest bicycle company. I had one for a time, tentatively identified either as Piuma or more likely a Competezione.

According to this thread Help Identifying an Olympia...
12-03-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 48,112
Posted By Jacob_R_59

My Black Bike!

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Here’s my 1975 64cm California Masi Gran Criterium. I’m the second owner. It’s a repaint by Brian Baylis.
...
12-01-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By verktyg

For Campy Veloce - Mirage - Avanti - Centaur - BB Cartridges

That's a special tool for Campy Veloce, Mirage, Avanti, Centaur and Zenon sealed bearing BB cartridges that came out in 1994 and lasted into the 2000's.

They were made for both British and Italian...
11-27-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By konakai

Bianchi Folgore, and vintage fenders

I don't think I've posted pics of this bike before, if so my apologies. I love the look of this bike, while a little crusty, it looks like it was put away for years. I wanted to show the fenders I...
11-26-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,615
Posted By iab

1930-ish - First gen Vittoria Margherita. Lever...

1930-ish - First gen Vittoria Margherita. Lever is for chain tension only. Push forward to loosen chain. While backpedaling, use hand/stick/foot to move chain side-to-side to change gears. Push...
11-23-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 794
Posted By Ex Pres

1. WRONG puller. You need a 23.35mm., and 2....

1. WRONG puller. You need a 23.35mm., and
2. I'm thinking you should be able to change the ring out without pulling the crank.

3. I have a Brooks Pro on mine.
4. I'll have to dig deep in the old...
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By Classtime

Quick ride today

My intention was to put my nice 700c wheels with nice tires on this one by replacing the rear Weinmann 610 with a 750. I even ordered a NOS brake before I started cleaning and greasing the bike....
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By randyjawa

Cleaned up and sold "as found" will reap the best...

Cleaned up and sold "as found" will reap the best profit every time, assuming that "as found" is original in all ways. Restored will, more often than not, create a loss in the pocket book but will...
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By Chombi1

The finned brake pads are definitely...

The finned brake pads are definitely Mathausers......
A very sought after bike braking tech curiosity from the 70's and early 80's.
The fins on the pad holders were supposed to cool the pads down...
11-18-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,221
Posted By 75lechamp

Daka you make a good point there.... My Weinmanns...

Daka you make a good point there.... My Weinmanns are actually in great shape, so I might revert back... I may take you up on your offer, sending PM.

Thanks,

Andy
11-16-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By bluesteak

Birmingham Hercules II

21 inch Hercules Royal Prince.

This bike is more original than the previous listing. serial number 13642 YO, B type 4 three speed hub. It has the original soldered end brake cables, Hercules...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,079
Posted By bertinjim

Tstolz12- It is possible your bike is a...

Tstolz12-

It is possible your bike is a mid-range sub-contracted bike for Routens. Like many other smaller shops and builders, mid-range bikes would be sourced from larger firms like Cycles...
11-07-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,365
Posted By iab

There is a story about Picasso, I'm paraphrasing....

There is a story about Picasso, I'm paraphrasing. He was stopped by a "fan" who asked for an autograph and doodle. Picasso did so and handing it back he said, That will be $1000 please. The fan...
11-07-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,365
Posted By poprad

Pretty straightforward really. He fit me using...

Pretty straightforward really. He fit me using one if his already made bikes, and just took measurements. The discussions about my riding, long term plans, what kind of riding I see myself doing in...
11-04-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,645
Posted By obrentharris

rootboy

Scott Gabriel, known here as rootboy, died last May. I just got the news and thought it fitting to share a couple memories here. Scott was a talented, modest, and generous man. He contributed his...
10-31-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 494
Posted By Mr. 66

Not much other than make sure you use correct...

Not much other than make sure you use correct tools, I would use a wire brush on rusty bolts, and I would employ penetrant like Kroil or PB Blaster on all the threadings, seatpost and stem. That with...
10-28-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By T-Mar

That could also be a Bridgestone manufactured...

That could also be a Bridgestone manufactured frame from 1974, as they were a know source for Schwinn during this period and it's consistent with their format. In which case, it should be a Le Tour.
10-07-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,146
Posted By Narhay

Tubulars only came in 700c diameters. Your brakes...

Tubulars only came in 700c diameters. Your brakes look like they might have the 4mm downward space for your brake pads to move down to accommodate the diameter difference between 27 and 700c.
09-27-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,252
Posted By iab

I can only dream of spending a mere $1300 on my...

I can only dream of spending a mere $1300 on my project. :(

I will say it is my first and only full restoration. Frame up, needing everything from paint, chrome on the fork and over a dozen...
09-13-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,349
Posted By Chombi1

I think it's just less and less people remember...

I think it's just less and less people remember when blackwalls used to = cheap, heavy, wire beaded tires.....
Just like people don't seem to remember that dark socks used to be considered dorky...
09-13-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,349
Posted By JohnDThompson

I prefer tan sidewalls because blackwall tires...

I prefer tan sidewalls because blackwall tires always remind me too much of the cheap, heavy, nasty department store tires BITD. Good tires BITD had thin, supple, tan sidewalls. Today's blackwall...
09-10-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By rustystrings61

The quickest way to get a sense of the quality of...

The quickest way to get a sense of the quality of a steel frame may be to pull the seat post and measure it. Assuming it's not French/metric, the seat tube exterior will be nominally 28.6, perhaps a...
08-30-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 22,859
Posted By Roger M

A little photo assist for Thomas. ...

A little photo assist for Thomas.

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We're still traveling home from...
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By randyjawa

High flange with skewers and sound...

High flange with skewers and sound mechanical/cosmetic condition should fetch between $100 and $150 depending on your marketing skills and patience. Location also plays a big part in vintage road...
08-15-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,174
Posted By scarlson

Yah, for a lot less than that, in fact! ...

Yah, for a lot less than that, in fact!


Right, I agree. But what gets me is that he doesn't listen to advice or suggestions. southpawboston and I have both tried to have a chat with Jan about...
08-14-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,174
Posted By The Golden Boy

Whoa- that looks cool. ...

Whoa- that looks cool.


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08-13-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,174
Posted By tricky

This was the part that rubbed me the wrong way. I...

This was the part that rubbed me the wrong way. I mean, I guess it's irrelevant because a $14k bike is the opposite of egalitarian by its very nature, but it just ratcheted up the pretentiousness and...
07-26-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,842
Posted By 70sSanO

For a 90’s triple crank with 110-74 I would think...

For a 90’s triple crank with 110-74 I would think an XTR M900 would be pretty light. Couple it to a titanium BB and your in business.

I’d guess the M950 with the spider system might be lighter,...
07-26-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,842
Posted By JaccoW

The classic Spécialités T.A. Pro-5-Vis comes to...

The classic Spécialités T.A. Pro-5-Vis comes to mind as well as the Stronglight 107?

But I'm not much of a weight weeny myself so perhaps others can come up with some better options.
07-21-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,295
Posted By iab

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

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x807/lug_kit_1_38600889ec0e47e8e2f131b5d66227e38638df53.jpg...
07-04-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By gugie

Without pictures, I'll assume your SLX Rossin has...

Without pictures, I'll assume your SLX Rossin has typical Italian geometry from the 80's, which means short chainstays and forks made for short reach brakes. I highly doubt a 650b x 38 tire will fit...
07-03-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,167
Posted By iab

If the 80s are indeed the pinnacle of steel...

If the 80s are indeed the pinnacle of steel bikes, they are most definitely wasted on the likes in this forum. So in reality, buy/ride what you like. But using a Stradivarius to play Mary Had A...
06-28-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By oneclick

Well, no[1] dropouts with integral hangers are...

Well, no[1] dropouts with integral hangers are offset. The offset claw is to bring the derailleur mount to the same[2] plane it would be with a dropout-hanger.

Whether it's necessary depends on...
06-12-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,108
Posted By iab

With the pump pegs on the back of the seat tube,...

With the pump pegs on the back of the seat tube, internal brake cable routing, internal routing for likely a Simplex rear derailleur, you likely have a Sport bike from the late 40s. Single ring up...
06-11-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,350
Posted By bikingshearer

Yeah, I was one of those. I started the SlowPoke...

Yeah, I was one of those. I started the SlowPoke series which featured non-Homeric distances and route profiles, reasonable pace and regular regrouping. In other words, the kinds of rides I do...
05-20-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By juvela

----- i was thinking Nishiki Kokusai...which...

-----

i was thinking Nishiki Kokusai...which is the same thing...name varied with year

headset is Tange MA60

expect plain guage chromo tubing

companion of knife & spoon a definite...
05-14-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 22,218
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, it is a corporate run event and has been...

Well, it is a corporate run event and has been for many years now. Once it took off in Italy and a limit was put on participation they had to turn many people away. The franchising to several...
05-13-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,281
Posted By Doug Fattic

A little bit about the history of us American...

A little bit about the history of us American builders to put this bicycle in context. When the bike boom of 1970/71 started, the craft had died out in the US. Americans that wanted a fine bicycle...
05-10-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,022
Posted By Bill in VA

"Maybe" this!!! The dreaded 'in transit'...

"Maybe" this!!!

The dreaded 'in transit' notice is like the Bermuda triangle. I had a package from outside Philadelphia destined to the DC area, get sent to Jacksonville, FL where it...
05-09-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,514
Posted By iab

I changed my mind. I think 1965-1967. ...

I changed my mind. I think 1965-1967. bikingshearer is correct about the lack of lug holes. While an exception is possible, I think it is far more likely to add the braze-on cable guide and use a...
05-07-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By southpawboston

If you're okay with traditional pedals that you...

If you're okay with traditional pedals that you can add clips to, the new generation of MKS Sylans (called "Sylvan Next") come with a high polish finish in addition to buttery smooth cartridge...
05-04-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,037
Posted By schwinnderella

Superior

For comparison my faded rusty Schwinn Superior which I believe is a 1939....
05-03-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,166
Posted By steelbikeguy

and a report on the Bicycling Ernsts. The Ernst...

and a report on the Bicycling Ernsts. The Ernst family has been involved in racing and running a bike shop since Ted Ernst Sr. emigrated from Germany in the 1920's....
05-02-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,911
Posted By Shrevvy

Came into a bunch of Campy NOS components...

Came into a bunch of Campy NOS components including these. The box is dated 1991.
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