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12-08-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,020
Posted By repechage

there is a credibility gap.

there is a credibility gap.
12-08-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 610
Posted By repechage

I take my bike inside, only once did a super...

I take my bike inside, only once did a super market floor manager get bent.
she was gone never to be seen again a few weeks later. I figured there were other underlying issues.
12-08-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,020
Posted By repechage

I almost bought a Chevrolet Chevette in 1978. I...

I almost bought a Chevrolet Chevette in 1978. I sat in one, and said no, not this right after sitting in the driver seat.
The steering column was not aligned with the centerline of the car, the RH...
12-06-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,020
Posted By repechage

Quite a trolling statement and possible question....

Quite a trolling statement and possible question.

Why don't you rephrase that, "I am biased and do not own one, so why should I bother?"
Because beautiful women appreciate them.
12-06-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By repechage

At least they are easier to hide than a whole...

At least they are easier to hide than a whole bike.
The parcel IS being shipped to work?
12-05-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By repechage

With the Ford, Men in Black comes to mind. I...

With the Ford, Men in Black comes to mind.
I know, non sequitur

good to give it a service and clean.
will be Sytling
12-05-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By repechage

Appears very clean workmanship. tandems rarely...

Appears very clean workmanship.
tandems rarely retain value unfortunately
as a used machine- the way to go
12-05-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By repechage

Yeah, those French… you need a 26tpi gauge-...

Yeah, those French…

you need a 26tpi gauge- in general that is what Campagnolo is acknowledged to be in the Nuovo: Super Record era
12-05-21, 08:47 AM
12-04-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By repechage

Factory decoration retreated over the years. ...

Factory decoration retreated over the years.
there was hand striping in the early 60’s and prior.
lug lining was actually away from the lug a bit/ I have not seen anyone replicate that, it dropped...
12-04-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By repechage

Prob has English threading too. curious the...

Prob has English threading too.
curious the change in identity

always the scary thought to hide a stolen bike
12-04-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By repechage

Not all Huret dropouts were threaded for Huret. ...

Not all Huret dropouts were threaded for Huret.
10 x1 or 10x26tpi ( Campagnolo) are the alternates

I forget what Native to Huret is.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By repechage

bianchigirl, you could fasten up saddle bags and...

bianchigirl, you could fasten up saddle bags and make it the ultimate cargo bike between tandem use.

that’s a big bike though.
Tandems are a tough sell, I donated mine.
12-03-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 48,115
Posted By repechage

Rare photo, I don’t do these much. ...

Rare photo, I don’t do these much.

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12-02-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By repechage

That frame is whapped Jack it out and...

That frame is whapped

Jack it out and campus bike level build.
12-02-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By repechage

https://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/marcel-du...

https://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/marcel-duchamp-bicycle-wheel-new-york-1951-third-version-after-lost-original-of-1913/
11-30-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By repechage

I think the only thing in common is that it has...

I think the only thing in common is that it has six pins.

I recently ordered some tools from lecycleur.com
I did not order the adjustable cup tool but it looks promising.
my tools have not...
11-30-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By repechage

I do not think they superleggero bars were made...

I do not think they superleggero bars were made that wide.
11-30-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 691
Posted By repechage

A customer who KNEW what he wanted. In the...

A customer who KNEW what he wanted.
In the 74-77 time frame, many customers liked the ride of a European frame but wanted Japanese shifting, stem shifters etc.
Easy, we will switch things out for...
11-30-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,758
Posted By repechage

and Price, both Richard Sachs and Ben Serotta...

and Price, both Richard Sachs and Ben Serotta noted the $400. Launch price of a Confente USA frame left them thinking.
paraphrasing, what was done to demand and get that high a price?

As I recall...
11-29-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By repechage

The wrapover seat stays with the sharp "boneline"...

The wrapover seat stays with the sharp "boneline" and the crown, with thevery slight arced rear brake bridge are the best featured to help identify it.
the rack bosses, the brake cable bridge all...
11-29-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By repechage

Makes me want to have an anniversary year...

Makes me want to have an anniversary year frame... one of the calipers has substitute pads and holders but those can be found.
I even have a "no-flute" crank set. Almost correct.

Someone buy...
11-28-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,171
Posted By repechage

I purchased an Allez frame set today. going to...

I purchased an Allez frame set today.
going to need paint.
from the DiNucci design era.
11-28-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 867
Posted By repechage

early in the thread was an image that caught the...

early in the thread was an image that caught the suspended frame fixture- only a hint of what is going on- a space resourceful idea.
I could see lifting it up and catching points from below also.
...
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By repechage

From your "on the road image", you could slide...

From your "on the road image", you could slide the axle 2 to 3 mm farther forward. The adjusters are exposed a bit behind the dropout, often there is some mismatch left to right, but easy 2 mm.
11-27-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 794
Posted By repechage

Forgot to mention- the extreme combinations, big...

Forgot to mention- the extreme combinations, big ring : biggest cog or small ring : smallest cog in general should be avoided.
if you count all the teeth and consult a gear chart of the various...
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By repechage

from somewhere in late 1977 to 1979 sometime was...

from somewhere in late 1977 to 1979 sometime was the "no flags" period. The Breaking Away bikes were also so decorated.
Most had only masi, a bit low on the tube to the horizon and most often in...
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By repechage

1978 is in what I call the “dark days” period. ...

1978 is in what I call the “dark days” period.
I have seen all kinds of configurations.
front forks where the pads on a normal reach brake are set all the way down.

really unclear who was...
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By repechage

Masi geometry changed. For many of the Carlsbad...

Masi geometry changed.
For many of the Carlsbad era production bikes, ignoring the very small frames, the fork rake ( offset) was pretty big, by doing that the trail Decreased, counterintuitive but...
11-25-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By repechage

I will have to get to the bike room at work - I...

I will have to get to the bike room at work - I have two, wait, three wee ones. How soon we forget.
Masi GC, Colnago Super, Gios Torino.

one family member has grown out of one.
Another is about...
11-25-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By repechage

Have a pleasant day everyone. Early evening...

Have a pleasant day everyone.
Early evening sorted Campagnolo brakes, derailleurs, pedals and shifters yesterday early evening.
Things have piled up!
then washed hands throughly and put on baking...
Replies: 27
Views: 993
Posted By repechage

I have a later bike, from about 1968. Was about...

I have a later bike, from about 1968. Was about the same condition at that shows. Same weak cage spring, which improved after a mechanism tear down and reassemble. The gearing is steep due to the...
11-24-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By repechage

My Colnago sleighs are 55, 56 center to top. ...

My Colnago sleighs are 55, 56 center to top.
May Santa be good to you.
11-23-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,009
Posted By repechage

Kind of from the debate, it was Senator Lloyd...

Kind of from the debate, it was Senator Lloyd Bentsen who reminded Dan Quayle that he was no Jack Kennedy.
11-22-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By repechage

I can confirm that the Simplex part as seen on...

I can confirm that the Simplex part as seen on some 60's-70's downtube shifters will work for the rear bridge.
I can also state from memory that the stem adjuster is larger, originally of plated...
11-21-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By repechage

modern bike geometry takes a bit to interpolate...

modern bike geometry takes a bit to interpolate to frames of yesteryear. And even then as stated earlier, it depends.
today is stack and reach…
there are almost without exception fewer sizes to...
11-20-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By repechage

the graphics were not top coated. a bit of...

the graphics were not top coated.
a bit of fingernail polish remover
( acetone and water)
plain tubing.
the lug lining sure looks factory to me.
I have never seen that lining replicated.
I...
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By repechage

yep. I talked to Bob Jackson way back about that...

yep. I talked to Bob Jackson way back about that as my frame also had a challenged bottom bracket shell… he admitted that some of the lads would clamp the lower half of the shell in the vise too...
11-20-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By repechage

Definitely a Black eye Day for Campagnolo there. ...

Definitely a Black eye Day for Campagnolo there.
The shop I worked for rarely sold Super Record bottom brackets, this was during the initial design period.
Sold Lots of the Super Record headsets....
11-18-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By repechage

Those just look Citroen. ok, how do the arms...

Those just look Citroen.

ok, how do the arms come apart?
was expecting a fastener on the back side
11-18-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,401
Posted By repechage

Here is a guide: ...

Here is a guide:


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As done by Mr. Confente
11-18-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 853
Posted By repechage

Try shifting a Campagnolo Cambio Corsa going up...

Try shifting a Campagnolo Cambio Corsa going up hill.
I am not nearly flexible enough to reach that far back and down, even with one of the "tourist" models with the longer controls.

Note to...
11-18-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,713
Posted By repechage

The initial post sets out the factors that...

The initial post sets out the factors that indicate ti frames will hold their value
11-17-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 404
Posted By repechage

My hunch is that the bolt hole diameter on the...

My hunch is that the bolt hole diameter on the ring being purchased is too small and opening it up will not be smart.
maybe adding three separate additional fasteners between the Pro 3 might work.
...
11-16-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By repechage

Very Cool. My parent's Carlton Catalinas had...

Very Cool. My parent's Carlton Catalinas had these cranks. I felt they were well made and that was reinforced once I started working in a bike shop in the mid 70's.
Enough to consider building a...
11-15-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By repechage

Maybe- besides the overall length, there is the...

Maybe- besides the overall length, there is the tip dimension to confirm.
swithching from nuts to bolts and washers should work, just make sure the washers are correct. They used to be packaged with...
11-15-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,605
Posted By repechage

Riveting. All these rare step through bikes...

Riveting. All these rare step through bikes popping up, an Eisentraut Limited, this one...
11-14-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By repechage

decades ago there was a bike shop on The Western...

decades ago there was a bike shop on The Western end of Union Street in SF that had an alignment table out on the sales floor.
obviously they were proud of their capabilities. Then when one thought...
11-13-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By repechage

Rustines make ( made?) Campagnolo Ergo hoods? ...

Rustines make ( made?) Campagnolo Ergo hoods?
this era of Cinelli is kind of a puzzle for me, using the semi vertical, but adjustable to hide misalignment dropouts.
11-13-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 863
Posted By repechage

I find schwinn varsity’s at garage sales with...

I find schwinn varsity’s at garage sales with “picker” asking prices.
some guys get all the luck.

looks small too, has to be a low volume, ask and we will make, but not a cataloged model.
if my...
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