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03-08-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By mech986

If you ship via USPS, wrap it up in bubble wrap...

If you ship via USPS, wrap it up in bubble wrap and fashion an odd shaped cardboard container around it. Apparently a non-rectangular non-normal shaped box can ship for less than a standard box,...
03-05-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 518
Posted By mech986

These frames with triangular gold Columbus...

These frames with triangular gold Columbus stickers are Columbus SP (seat post is 27.0), not SL, even in smaller sizes. Agree, the Tre-tubi does mean 3 main tubes are butted and yes, likely the fork...
02-17-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By mech986

Is that a 27” rim there now? That would mean the...

Is that a 27” rim there now? That would mean the canti’s pivot and design (brake pad contact) is right at the limit (by appearances) for the 27” rim (630mm diameter). The 700C rim is 622mm in...
02-17-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By mech986

There are no requirements for brake lever hoods,...

There are no requirements for brake lever hoods, your choice to use them or not. Eroica California allows aero and vintage exposed brake cable routing. (But see the specific country event rules just...
Replies: 43
Views: 1,745
Posted By mech986

Amazing that the numbers you found above the...

Amazing that the numbers you found above the derailleur on this bike exactly match those at the same position on the Benotto. FYI, its a Suntour claw derailleur hanger for dropouts that have no...
Replies: 48
Views: 2,078
Posted By mech986

Who says you can't go back home? ...

Who says you can't go back home?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/JVC-JR-S300-AM-FM-Stereo-Receiver-Local-Pickup-Only/174592114029?hash=item28a6803d6d:g:N2wAAOSwggRf5RqK
...
Replies: 48
Views: 2,078
Posted By mech986

Which model receiver would you like to have? Are...

Which model receiver would you like to have? Are you good with any electronics refurbishment or repairs?

Nice Pioneer and Sansui Receivers too plus Rectilinear speakers.



Yeah, them old...
09-07-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By mech986

I’d be very tempted to leave a note on the bike...

I’d be very tempted to leave a note on the bike asking the “owner” to contact me because I’d buy the bike outright for a reasonable sum.
08-24-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By mech986

A bike pioneer who lost his home in Bonny Doon: ...

A bike pioneer who lost his home in Bonny Doon:
https://cyclingtips.com/2020/08/santa-cruz-wildfire-claims-home-of-specialized-engineer-chuck-teixeira/
08-23-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By mech986

California Wildfires threatening many C&V members’ homes and property

Hey all, The California wildfires have been threatening significant portions of the Big Sur area, Santa Cruz mountains, and northern California. A lot of C&V members live in those areas and many have...
08-03-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By mech986

Thanks, that would explain it! Wish we had that...

Thanks, that would explain it! Wish we had that in writing somewhere where it could be seen and understood.
08-02-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,519
Posted By mech986

Nice finds. My condolences to the family. ...

Nice finds. My condolences to the family. Having to see their father’s fun and hobby stuff leaving can be hard even if it is important to do. It is my sincere hope that all of us respect and...
08-01-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 46,583
Posted By mech986

Make sure you bring extra water (for yourself and...

Make sure you bring extra water (for yourself and others) and make some of it loaded with electrolytes and sodium. Take extra Calcium before the ride if you are prone to cramps. Have a plan to stop...
08-01-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,808
Posted By mech986

TDS, any update on how you have been doing? I...

TDS, any update on how you have been doing? I hope things have been a bit better for you, your co-workers, and NYC. Out here in California its been an inexorable steady climb, partly because of our...
07-29-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,796
Posted By mech986

Francophile, thanks for the additional...

Francophile, thanks for the additional information. Your *305198* serial number confirms a clear 1973, May, 198th frame if my interpretation of the numbering scheme is correct. Its been hard to...
07-29-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,124
Posted By mech986

The Ford GT40 Mk. II in 1966 and the GT40 Mk. IV...

The Ford GT40 Mk. II in 1966 and the GT40 Mk. IV in 1967 both beat Ferrari rather handily at Le Mans which was the big prestige race in Europe. Ferrari had won previously by being reasonably well...
07-29-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,649
Posted By mech986

The cranks in my photos were part of a University...

The cranks in my photos were part of a University Engineering school's materials study to see failure modes in bicycle components - once identified, the parts were continually stressed until failure....
07-28-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,796
Posted By mech986

Tgot, what type of Italvega does the mechanic...

Tgot, what type of Italvega does the mechanic own? Any chance we see a pic of it too?

Here's another way an Italvega can look set up for Eroica, my 1972 Super Speciale:...
07-28-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,649
Posted By mech986

Funny how threads about the same topic sometimes...

Funny how threads about the same topic sometimes pop up at the same time:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/classic-rendezvous-lightweight-vintage-bicycles/b3DsZL4XQiU

and a link from Jim...
07-23-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,124
Posted By mech986

Ah, you had me at Monica Bellucci, the rest is...

Ah, you had me at Monica Bellucci, the rest is just, well, superfluous.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x852/k2tw3zt_3f569c366becb0208d23eb23ccd5072089959fac.jpg
Monica...
Forum: Introductions
07-17-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By mech986

Welcome to BF! Check out the vintage scene in...

Welcome to BF! Check out the vintage scene in the Classic and Vintage Forums, has its own sales section too! I second the Velo-Retro Ride as a group meeting ride, we start at the Aquatic Center...
07-17-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 913
Posted By mech986

Probably an innocuous label in their language,...

Probably an innocuous label in their language, but has odd connotations here in the US.

Similar to General Motors (GM) trying to sell the Chevy Nova sedan in Mexico. It failed miserably. Why? ...
07-12-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By mech986

I’ve used either aluminum foil, aluminum can...

I’ve used either aluminum foil, aluminum can material or business card stock to shim the forward part of the brake pad holder against the Campagnolo caliper arms. Very little toe-in is needed. I aim...
07-12-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By mech986

Well, if your bike weighs about 25 pounds, you...

Well, if your bike weighs about 25 pounds, you had about 12-13 pounds rolling on a flatted tire and tube under the pressure of the rim edges. Personally, I’d inspect the tire sidewalls very...
07-06-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,402
Posted By mech986

Post it also to Classic Rendezvous. I'm confident...

Post it also to Classic Rendezvous. I'm confident folks there can also provide some (first hand) knowledge of what you have there and how to refurbish it. Nice find!

I would have been digging for...
07-05-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,648
Posted By mech986

You could always sell it to the OP for half the...

You could always sell it to the OP for half the price and include shipping cross border. He gets his RB-1 at a bargain price and you've done something with your RB-1. See how helpful we are?
07-05-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By mech986

MM, great job and texasclarks wonderful to see...

MM, great job and texasclarks wonderful to see you passing on the riding habits (and soon the bike mechanics / maintenance habits). Great bike to start with, probably will last about 2-3 years...
07-05-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,002
Posted By mech986

Shoot, I forgot to ask folks to also document...

Shoot, I forgot to ask folks to also document with calipers the seat post diameter and / or the upper seat tube seat post opening. This is to try to document and determine the specific Columbus...
07-04-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,168
Posted By mech986

vwry true, never show your hand ahead of time. ...

vwry true, never show your hand ahead of time. Determine your highest bid (and then add 10% or more if you’re really smitten), then set your bid and let the snipe service do its job. Mine executes...
07-03-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20,088
Views: 3,359,627
Posted By mech986

Saw your initial reply, your joke was funny and...

Saw your initial reply, your joke was funny and good. I also saw s different irony when others commented on your spelling citation. As for inflicting this thread:
...
07-03-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 20,088
Views: 3,359,627
Posted By mech986

Ah, didn't anyone notice that the bike in the...

Ah, didn't anyone notice that the bike in the picture is a Peugeot?



Its a Zero Fork Trail conversion.
06-29-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,941
Posted By mech986

Go down to local Pep Boys and buys some...

Go down to local Pep Boys and buys some Evaporust, consider checking website for 25% off order and pickup locally. Do a search on how to use evaporust on bike frames if you are looking to remove the...
06-24-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By mech986

Can you see all the way through the axle? Can you...

Can you see all the way through the axle? Can you put a small rod through it? Might it have debris inside? If the axle is bent, it is already stressed and may break. Something not right here. But may...
06-23-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,480
Posted By mech986

Regarding anything you think you overpaid for -...

Regarding anything you think you overpaid for - you might have been in a hurry, you may have not paid attention, you may have not asked explicitly about the price (and maybe they were marked, maybe...
06-23-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,412
Posted By mech986

You're very welcome! To me, its always nice to...

You're very welcome! To me, its always nice to see bikes get saved, especially when they are Italvega bikes. Everyone seems to remember them BITD but not very many of them survive or survive well. ...
06-23-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,412
Posted By mech986

Hi verktyg, I agree KB's frame is worth a nice...

Hi verktyg, I agree KB's frame is worth a nice build. I don't believe the finish is powder coat because its just so hard to mask off chrome lugs, fork ends, dropouts, and seat stay caps. My guess...
06-22-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,412
Posted By mech986

As for your question of what size wheels and...

As for your question of what size wheels and tires may fit, assuming 700C wheels of sufficient width, I can attest to using 700C x 35 Compass (now René Herse) Bon Jon Pass Extralight casing tires on...
06-22-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,412
Posted By mech986

Thanks Klunker for the update and additional...

Thanks Klunker for the update and additional photos. I forgot to ask you to detail the fork dropouts and tell us if they are Campagnolo tips or stamped tips. That will go a long way to...
06-20-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,412
Posted By mech986

my sense of it is a Torpado-Torresini product....

my sense of it is a Torpado-Torresini product. Seeing as Klunkerbiker is in Idaho and not New York or Detroit, it’s more likely an Italvega branded than Torpado branded because Torpados were sold...
06-20-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,412
Posted By mech986

and the rear Campy dropouts remind me of this...

and the rear Campy dropouts remind me of this with a couple of different details:...
06-20-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,412
Posted By mech986

Wow, interesting find there. My size too! Where...

Wow, interesting find there. My size too! Where are you located again? Heh, so what’s the story behind this frame and fork and how did you get it?

The paint looks pretty good. The BB serial number...
06-19-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 20,088
Views: 3,359,627
Posted By mech986

Some people just don't want to stop. And what's...

Some people just don't want to stop. And what's with the extra large cupholder?
...
06-14-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 73,404
Posted By mech986

Nice living vicariously through all you guys. ...

Nice living vicariously through all you guys. Before Covid, I was riding with a group we call Team Type 3, named after the Tour De Cure rides they did. Formerly rode out of the Long Beach Town...
Forum: For Sale
06-11-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By mech986

I was gonna say that bikes like these should be...

I was gonna say that bikes like these should be marketed on a website that caters to NBA or NFL players.
06-10-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By mech986

Exactly!! I was hoping for something along that...

Exactly!! I was hoping for something along that line, but not for riding a penny farthing.

https://hips.hearstapps.com/digitalspyuk.cdnds.net/16/36/1473077346-the-prisoner2.jpg?resize=480:*
04-25-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By mech986

Maybe Alex can help with this one? Its in...

Maybe Alex can help with this one? Its in Chilacothe, OH.

Looks like 56-58? better get measurements. Don't fight over it all at once now.
...
04-10-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By mech986

New dates for Eroica California posted on their Facebook Page

We are delighted to announce the new dates for the 2020 Eroica California, September 25-27, in beautiful, sunny Cambria and we look forward to greeting everyone for another Eroica weekend, with Nova...
03-13-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,731
Posted By mech986

I suspect by now most everyone has received an...

I suspect by now most everyone has received an email from Eroica California or has seen the announcement on their Facebook page or main website.

Sadly, it was necessary to postpone. I hope...
03-13-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 16,981
Posted By mech986

jackbombay here’s a couple of pics from last year...

jackbombay here’s a couple of pics from last year

...
03-12-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 16,981
Posted By mech986

this will probably move in fits and starts. But...

this will probably move in fits and starts. But hopefully will clear up eventually.



I’m sure he’ll clean up nicely. I just hope you don’t get wiped out in the end.
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