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08-22-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,445
Posted By cinco

It was snide and quite inappropriate. You're one...

It was snide and quite inappropriate. You're one of the reasons I don't post here much anymore. It seems you've elevated yourself above the golden rule.
08-15-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,755
Posted By cinco

If you're talking about the red/yellow/black...

If you're talking about the red/yellow/black "traditional" team colors, that paint scheme lasted until the end of 1983, which I wouldn't necessarily call mid-'80s. In '84 the team colors were...
05-07-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,277
Posted By cinco

Cotton, Celo, Bike Ribbon, and occasionally...

Cotton, Celo, Bike Ribbon, and occasionally leather.
04-26-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By cinco

Sorry, I found the ones I was thinking of but...

Sorry, I found the ones I was thinking of but they're 27" 613s. I don't treat rims as wear items since they take so long to wear out and always like to go with original equipment, but sometimes it's...
04-25-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By cinco

I'd stay away from Wolber Alpines. They seem to...

I'd stay away from Wolber Alpines. They seem to be prone to cracking around the eyelets - I've seen more failed Alpines than any other rim so far. I'll have a look around for some 913s but even if I...
04-03-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,393
Posted By cinco

I've had quite a few over the years, but the...

I've had quite a few over the years, but the standouts are my 1971/72 Gitane Tour de France - all original except the cables, bar tape, tires, and toestraps. A bit of paint damage, but I'm not...
04-03-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 13,246
Posted By cinco

You know, some of my bikes have 12 speeds! What...

You know, some of my bikes have 12 speeds! What an amazing advance, right? 1x setups have no practical value unless you're missing an arm or a large chunk of brain material - they're just the latest...
02-11-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 849
Posted By cinco

Seems like a lot of people are more interested in...

Seems like a lot of people are more interested in money than vintage bikes.
02-04-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,202
Posted By cinco

I build lots of free mountain bikes for homeless...

I build lots of free mountain bikes for homeless people and around 3/4 of them have grip shifters. The old original ones from the '90s a bit annoying to re-cable but rarely have problems other than...
01-21-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By cinco

Merry Sales has them in the US for $18. Don't...

Merry Sales has them in the US for $18. Don't know about shipping from them, but it can't be terrible.




Don't know how they'll last - I only put them on a couple months ago and haven't put...
01-21-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By cinco

There's also Soma:...

There's also Soma: https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/soma-brake-lever-hoods-campy-2540

I have them on one of my bikes and they're not bad. They have a phony world logo on one side and a...
01-08-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,915
Posted By cinco

All of my finished bikes (25+) have clips and...

All of my finished bikes (25+) have clips and straps except the 3-speed. One thing I might suggest is that you wear a smooth-soled shoe at least while you're getting used to them, if not after as...
01-06-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,306
Posted By cinco

1982 Raleigh Team 753 ...

1982 Raleigh Team 753
https://i.imgur.com/Al4Ef4x.jpg

Bought the frame late summer and finally found the time to build it up in November.


1978ish Legnano Gran Premio...
12-30-19, 02:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By cinco

1978-ish Puch Royal Force? You're on your...

1978-ish Puch Royal Force?

You're on your own with the Peugeot, though. The only thing I can find with 980 is the PSV10 and they all seem to have had chrome forks, different parts, and different...
12-27-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,420
Posted By cinco

Same here. I bought about 400lbs of mid-range and...

Same here. I bought about 400lbs of mid-range and high-end parts from a closed co-op many years ago so I generally don't have to hunt for more than one or two things for any build. I've also...
12-26-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,713
Posted By cinco

Huh, didn't know that. I have a helicomatic bike...

Huh, didn't know that. I have a helicomatic bike or two but I run modern 6/7/8s chains on nearly everything... which I guess is why I've never had any problems.
12-25-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,713
Posted By cinco

That's usually what I expect to to see if the...

That's usually what I expect to to see if the chain is too wide. I've never run across this problem on a 6s freewheel, though, except for once with an old 5s chain on a Suntour Ultra-6 freewheel....
12-19-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By cinco

They used to, up until a few months ago. Now it's...

They used to, up until a few months ago. Now it's absurdly difficult to do album stuff and the account album page isn't accessible by the public, which is why my sig no longer has a link to mine....
12-19-19, 02:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By cinco

My 1971ish. Didn't know there were so many around...

My 1971ish. Didn't know there were so many around here.

https://i.imgur.com/A1wtaS2.jpg
12-12-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,631
Posted By cinco

I'd guess you have a PR10. I've had two and miss...

I'd guess you have a PR10. I've had two and miss them both.
12-10-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By cinco

The 6207 rear derailleur didn't have a barrel...

The 6207 rear derailleur didn't have a barrel adjuster. The later indexing version (6208) did, as well as the earlier Arabesque, but the 6207 never did.
12-05-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,567
Posted By cinco

Ride it if it's your size, sell it to someone who...

Ride it if it's your size, sell it to someone who will if it's not. I'll be doing the former with my '82 Team as soon as it warms up a bit.
12-03-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,786
Posted By cinco

Yep, I wrap it under tension with about 6" of...

Yep, I wrap it under tension with about 6" of tape stretched between my hand and the bar. Since you don't have any old stuff to play with it may be a bit tough to get a feel for it, but it actually...
12-03-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,786
Posted By cinco

About 20% of my collection has Benotto tape and I...

About 20% of my collection has Benotto tape and I also do top-down without any weird curling. As others have said, stretch it a bit or it'll scoot around. The only real tip I can give to anyone...
12-03-19, 01:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,815
Posted By cinco

Yeah, they're both wrong. The '74 English catalog...

Yeah, they're both wrong. The '74 English catalog shows the PX10E with contrast-painted Nervex Pro lugs. The PX10LE of that year had plain lugs and was apparently single-color. My '73 English catalog...
11-20-19, 03:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,990
Posted By cinco

Well, yes and no. When I got it, the Mercian...

Well, yes and no. When I got it, the Mercian frame was sixth in the project line and I hadn't gotten to it yet. When you were posting that I was in the process of trading the frame to a friend for a...
10-28-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,190
Posted By cinco

Yep, though I don't always do detailed tracings....

Yep, though I don't always do detailed tracings. On more complex designs I'll trace the major stuff (such as four or eight points on a chainring design) so I have a positional reference and do the...
10-27-19, 03:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,190
Posted By cinco

I just use tracing paper to make a quick...

I just use tracing paper to make a quick reference sketch of the decal to deal with geometric distortion. Once that's imported and you have the scale correct you can set it and the photograph as...
09-22-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,990
Posted By cinco

I'm doing my 1980 Mercian with a Huret Jubilee...

I'm doing my 1980 Mercian with a Huret Jubilee shifting group, TA Professional 3-arm crank, and CLB Professional brakes. Gotta vote #3...
09-20-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,434
Posted By cinco

Even though NOS stuff is still available I feel...

Even though NOS stuff is still available I feel like I should mention that Sunlite currently makes a similar plastic waffle-pattern wrap, though I can only find it in black. Someone may find that...
09-05-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By cinco

No problem, I have a thing for French bikes and I...

No problem, I have a thing for French bikes and I love a challenge. And it never hurts to start learning Dutch, I guess.
09-05-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By cinco

I've had a few of those seatposts over the years...

I've had a few of those seatposts over the years and for the longest time didn't know what they were. It wasn't until I picked up an '85-86 Gitane Performance which had one on it and looked in the...
09-05-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By cinco

You're right - nothing in my English catalogs...

You're right - nothing in my English catalogs really fits the bill. Other than the lack of chrome and the Reynolds fork decals it does fit the bill for a PR(N)-10 so those differences were what I...
09-03-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 25,827
Posted By cinco

I wasn't speaking to the post-count requirements....

I wasn't speaking to the post-count requirements.




I remember a time when you were friendly and helpful to strangers. I miss that time.
09-03-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 25,827
Posted By cinco

Read it again, but change the word "bitterness"...

Read it again, but change the word "bitterness" to "toxicity". Much of what I've seen is a bunch of people who think they're important complaining about the inconvenience of helping people. That...
08-31-19, 02:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,709
Posted By cinco

I'm fairly sure yours is an Aerospace Pro,...

I'm fairly sure yours is an Aerospace Pro, possibly originally the version with clincher tires. The only differences between the three Aerospace models of that era were the derailleurs, seat, and...
08-30-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,394
Posted By cinco

Since this is the C&V section I'm not going to...

Since this is the C&V section I'm not going to vote brifters. Skip the modern parts unless you'd rather have a new bike instead of an old one.
08-19-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,512
Posted By cinco

I try to set up bikes as they would have been...

I try to set up bikes as they would have been when they were new or, in the case of stuff sold as a frameset, in a way that makes sense for the time period. Since most are from the cotton era they...
08-19-19, 02:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,802
Posted By cinco

I've been restoring cars for 17 years so it's the...

I've been restoring cars for 17 years so it's the skill/mind-set I've developed doing that which I apply to bikes instead of the other way around. But I also repair and collect antique watches,...
08-10-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,722
Posted By cinco

The earliest use of that down tube decal style...

The earliest use of that down tube decal style seems to be from 1975, and the earliest use I can find of the lion's tricolor background on the side of the seat tube is 1977. The chrome stays and...
08-09-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By cinco

Yep, rusted together - both arms are supposed to...

Yep, rusted together - both arms are supposed to move independent of the central shaft (which the spring holder is a part of). I've had that happen and it usually doesn't take much to get everything...
08-09-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,207
Posted By cinco

There are a lot of adults who want to be treated...

There are a lot of adults who want to be treated like children these days.
08-09-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 53,020
Posted By cinco

I always think it's bizarre when threads like...

I always think it's bizarre when threads like this pop up in the C&V section. We're not supposed to be here for the best or the fastest or the smoothest or the most practical. If that's what we...
08-06-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,284
Posted By cinco

Yeah, so I'm the guy from r e d d i t with the...

Yeah, so I'm the guy from r e d d i t with the catalogs. I still haven't found a decent replacement image host/blog host/whatever to deal with over 9GB worth of catalogs that I've been saving for the...
08-04-19, 03:03 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,485
Posted By cinco

Out of ~40 there are about 6 or 8 that I'm...

Out of ~40 there are about 6 or 8 that I'm thinking of selling. Most of the rest I'd have to have a good reason to let go of, but there are several that I'll never get rid of: '71 Zieleman, 1979/80...
06-16-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,357
Posted By cinco

I rebuild mine because oil leaks out and doesn't...

I rebuild mine because oil leaks out and doesn't do as good a job as grease. Most aren't that hard to deal with, though Reginas can be a bit of a pain. I won't even touch Sunrace or the other generic...
04-28-19, 02:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,962
Posted By cinco

I'd ride like the wind. If that failed, I'd...

I'd ride like the wind. If that failed, I'd pretend to be Almira Gulch.

More seriously, find a culvert to crawl into or lie down in a ditch if nothing else is available. But tornadoes tend not to...
03-20-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,711
Posted By cinco

When I was thirteen or fourteen I lusted after...

When I was thirteen or fourteen I lusted after the latest and greatest go-fast stuff - computers, cars, bikes, whatever. Over the next few years, though, I grew up and started thinking a little more...
03-19-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 20,277
Posted By cinco

My problem with powdercoat is that it's extremely...

My problem with powdercoat is that it's extremely difficult to get off, so when it eventually gets beat up and someone realizes how difficult and/or expensive it'll be refinish the frame again it'll...
03-12-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By cinco

I've been in decal reproduction mode lately so if...

I've been in decal reproduction mode lately so if you get me good tracings, accurate measurements, and hi-res photos I can do the artwork. Finding a printshop who's willing to run some off for you...
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