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11-29-21, 08:10 AM
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Posted By Sonofamechanic

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The best all-round ride—fast acceleration and...
11-26-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,397
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Here’s one vote for going back to the original...

Here’s one vote for going back to the original Pink-Black fade. Nothing quite beats a classic bike (or car) in its original colors IMHO. :)...
09-03-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,105
Posted By Sonofamechanic

brilliant! Thanks for sharing the final...

brilliant! Thanks for sharing the final conclusion. Good to know for next time.
05-26-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 63,938
Posted By Sonofamechanic

LOL—yeah...I just re-built it as It was...just...

LOL—yeah...I just re-built it as It was...just polish, grease and paint. But it rides just fine...so no changes.
05-23-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 63,938
Posted By Sonofamechanic

...if this adds content: the inly reason i did...

...if this adds content: the inly reason i did the large flake on a lugged bike frame (really tough to get back to a smooth, even surface) was to test run the process for a gas tank (below in...
05-23-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 63,938
Posted By Sonofamechanic

This big flake is difficult to get down and then...

This big flake is difficult to get down and then smoothed out into an even gloss, but I’ a big fan too. Even in sunlight its hard to capture in a still...
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05-21-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 63,938
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Azuki re-paint

Purchased silver—greased, cleaned, painted and polished. 0.025 flake looks like a million bucks in the sunlight. ;)
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05-18-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,105
Posted By Sonofamechanic

What if you go the opposite way...loosening them...

What if you go the opposite way...loosening them up a bit and see if that same clunk becomes more pronounced. Then just remove the cranks and grease the connections—re assemble and tighten.
05-18-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,105
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Ok.....I bet one of your crank bolts is loose— a...

Ok.....I bet one of your crank bolts is loose— a “thunk” is exactly what you feel. Grab one crank in each hand and pull/push them in opposite directions from each other—if there is even a slight...
05-17-21, 07:45 PM
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Views: 3,672,963
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Perfect! LOL

Perfect! LOL
05-16-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 63,938
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Ethet, what pedal straps are you using on that...

Ethet, what pedal straps are you using on that Level?
05-12-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 63,938
Posted By Sonofamechanic

i like the burnt orange—maybe some well placed...

i like the burnt orange—maybe some well placed black decals would get you to a look you like? But if you find that right shade of blue, just go for it—these tig welded frames always look good in...
05-09-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,935
Posted By Sonofamechanic

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Well, well, well....This just posted on eBay for...
05-09-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 63,938
Posted By Sonofamechanic

what saddle is that?

what saddle is that?
05-04-21, 03:06 PM
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Posted By Sonofamechanic

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Note how the bike is positioned correctly to show the...
05-02-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,935
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Picture attached...(Makino was a prodigy of San...

Picture attached...(Makino was a prodigy of San Rensho as I understand it.)...
05-02-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,935
Posted By Sonofamechanic

...I’ve seen a 59 SanRensho (3 Rensho) frameset...

...I’ve seen a 59 SanRensho (3 Rensho) frameset for sale ... It was built for a Keirin racer with the nickname of “Godzilla”—Takizawa Masamitsu (5’11”) Pictured below is a Makino of his. ...
05-02-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 843,339
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Great pictorial story! Well done on the...

Great pictorial story! Well done on the community service.
04-30-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 63,938
Posted By Sonofamechanic

IMHO There needs to be a ban on pics of Cinelli...

IMHO There needs to be a ban on pics of Cinelli pista frames.....it just loads up viewers with insatiable jealousy....we are a nation already torn apart by race and politics...we can’t let “Cinelli...
04-30-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,616
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Anyone still remember when the chain would come...

Anyone still remember when the chain would come off when we were kids with only a coaster brake and all you could do was grit your teeth, hop onto the top tube and drag your feet? A lot more gravel...
04-25-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,790
Posted By Sonofamechanic

The crank/brashguard and the original paint...

The crank/brashguard and the original paint really define the bike so I’d vote for working with those as is to get to where you want to be....but with the dark frame a fully polished brashguard and...
04-25-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,790
Posted By Sonofamechanic

I like your idea to keep the ‘brashguard’....it...

I like your idea to keep the ‘brashguard’....it does have a sort of angled-out Porsche Fuchs look to it. The cranks (and brashguard) are matte? How about tie that in with matte silver box rims and...
04-20-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,075
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Didn’t realize how nicely they buffed up the...

Didn’t realize how nicely they buffed up the Supers. Ok—we can disagree on Sugino v Campy... but at least now we are comparing “apples to apples”....the Origin8 v Campy and Mathews v Waits was all...
04-19-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,075
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Would agree on everything but the cranks—Campy...

Would agree on everything but the cranks—Campy Pista cranks are supreme—form and function.
04-19-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,075
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Wait, what?!? “If you want Campy...

Wait, what?!? “If you want Campy quality...buy...Dura Ace” ?!?! That’s going too far! ;)
04-17-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 843,339
Posted By Sonofamechanic

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04-17-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 843,339
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Exactly my thought when I saw every photo had a...

Exactly my thought when I saw every photo had a different bike (...understandable) AND different jersey (?!)...lucky sons of guns!
04-16-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,547
Posted By Sonofamechanic

LOL....well I was close. Now if you had...

LOL....well I was close. Now if you had referred to the paint pattern of green black and yellow as “58s” THEN you would have been from the West.
04-16-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,547
Posted By Sonofamechanic

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...does this mean we can switch the thread over to...
04-16-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,547
Posted By Sonofamechanic

....grey and pink was the ‘50s Chevy color...

....grey and pink was the ‘50s Chevy color pattern, so labelling it Galah sounds vey.... Aussie?..Western Australian?
Replies: 7
Views: 2,169
Posted By Sonofamechanic

That shot at the end of the empty roads....and in...

That shot at the end of the empty roads....and in color...poetic capstone to your whole point. Nicely thought out.
04-15-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,547
Posted By Sonofamechanic

LOL...thanks for the heads up. Klein always...

LOL...thanks for the heads up. Klein always went overboard on color...here’s their version of “green”...almost blinding when you ride it....
04-15-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,547
Posted By Sonofamechanic

“Pink? Pink? Well, what's wrong with pink? Seems...

“Pink? Pink? Well, what's wrong with pink? Seems like you got a pink kink in your think!”
-Pixar’s Jackalope
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04-15-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Now this should be its own string...in some sort...

Now this should be its own string...in some sort of ‘how would you do it?’ forum. Assuming 6 days (50/day due to mud, air force protocol, etc.), early summer, and no (!?) water..... how many...
04-14-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By Sonofamechanic

A few years back I did a solo 4 day, 400 mile...

A few years back I did a solo 4 day, 400 mile ride Minneapolis to Grand Portage on a gorgeous Klein Quantum Pro full Dura Ace...so proud of myself till the next morning I met a kid who had done the...
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By Sonofamechanic

ok, I’m coming up blank on how you figured this...

ok, I’m coming up blank on how you figured this was a repaint—I do see its in too good a shape all over for that vintage, but that little rust-line on the head-tube threw me back into a “...maybe?” ...
04-11-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,497
Posted By Sonofamechanic

I dont think it was the height to inseam ratio...

I dont think it was the height to inseam ratio that threw respondents as much as it was the arm reach being less than the height—that is where a shorter top tube might really be beneficial—you can...
04-10-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,497
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Best option is to go to your local bike store...

Best option is to go to your local bike store (LBS) and get their advice on sizing. That said.... I’m similar height with 72 wingspan and 31 inseam...so I’m guessing you have legs where I have arms?...
04-08-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,547
Posted By Sonofamechanic

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Galli-Criterium-Italian-M...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Galli-Criterium-Italian-Made-Rear-Derailleur-for-Road-Bikes-Gold-Anodised-/254925259860
04-08-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,547
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Did you anodize those gold parts yourself or sell...

Did you anodize those gold parts yourself or sell your soul to afford them on eBay? ;)
04-08-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,547
Posted By Sonofamechanic

You know a Rubic’s cube paint scheme is not all...

You know a Rubic’s cube paint scheme is not all that crazy of an idea as far as “do-ability”...and would look absolutely wild. I’d bet if you got the colors and corners right it would be instantly...
04-08-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,845
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Buy that used race frame-set in your size for...

Buy that used race frame-set in your size for $3-400, then buy a decent used race-bike, fully built for $500 and swap all the components over. Sell the larger frame for $200. Net $6-700. Just make...
04-08-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,275
Posted By Sonofamechanic

One add....after a year on only a fixie, a...

One add....after a year on only a fixie, a freewheeled/geared bike felt horribly “uncontrollable” when coasting in any fashion...you get used to your legs controlling not only acceleration but also...
04-08-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,275
Posted By Sonofamechanic

To answer the original question, I commuted by...

To answer the original question, I commuted by fixie for 3 years after 5 years of traditional “10 speed” set ups. Enjoyed the fixie commutes far more. Memorable rides...etched into the soul type of...
04-08-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,547
Posted By Sonofamechanic

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...sometimes the ugliest is just right...
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Views: 267
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Ok...that makes more sense. So not necessarily a...

Ok...that makes more sense. So not necessarily a “misplaced” decal.
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Sonofamechanic

A Reparto Corse without chromed seatstays?

One decal indicates this frame is a Reparto Corse but there is no “Bianchi” stamped into the top/non drive side of the BB and the seat/chain stays are not chromed.... Anyone know if such a version...
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