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06-10-10, 10:52 PM
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Posted By Ablaut

From what I can gather, this was a lower end bike...

From what I can gather, this was a lower end bike made of gaspipe, but looks like it could be made into a fun tourer or rando... triple crank, plenty of eyelets, rando bars, etc. Price feels high,...
06-06-10, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Ablaut

Wondering whether this is a hoax. If not -...

Wondering whether this is a hoax. If not - SOMEONE JUMP ON IT.
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1778159049.html

Benotto road frame, super rare paintjob! Turbo saddle + extras - $280...
06-03-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,257
Posted By Ablaut

Kalloy Laprade...

Kalloy Laprade (http://www.lickbike.com/productpage.aspx?PART_NUM_SUB=%270862-31%27)? Aluminum, 35cm long, comes in 25.4, and cheap.
05-29-10, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,327
Posted By Ablaut

BEAUTIFUL frame. Thanks, I now need to have one...

BEAUTIFUL frame. Thanks, I now need to have one immediately. Looks great built up, I'm liking the deep rims, let us know how it rides!
05-28-10, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,583
Posted By Ablaut

Whenever I've used hockey tape it's been...

Whenever I've used hockey tape it's been incredibly hard to take off and it leaves lots of gunk on the bars to clean up, especially after riding in wet weather.

+1 on the Lickton's link for...
05-28-10, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,305
Posted By Ablaut

+1, I love my set. The grip feels good even in...

+1, I love my set. The grip feels good even in pouring rain. Lot of grit and glass where I ride in Chicago - they look a bit cut up pretty quickly but they hold up without flats really well.
05-28-10, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Ablaut

I've dreamed about having this bike AND this one...

I've dreamed about having this bike AND this one is local to me AND it's in my size... but definitely can't justify buying this right now :(. So somebody jump on it quickly!


CENTURION IRONMAN...
05-28-10, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51,774
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Posted By Ablaut

vintage bianchi 62cm road bike rebuilt - $160...

vintage bianchi 62cm road bike rebuilt - $160 (chicago northside)

Date: 2010-05-28, 10:00AM CDT
Reply to: sale-bcqws-1763770896@craigslist.org...
05-10-10, 07:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,151
Posted By Ablaut

Just from those pictures alone, it doesn't appear...

Just from those pictures alone, it doesn't appear to be in terrifying condition... what rust is there is probably treatable. Considering the extras that are thrown in it's a steal, especially if the...
05-10-10, 07:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,841
Posted By Ablaut

Incidentally Don, could you quickly measure the...

Incidentally Don, could you quickly measure the seatpost size? I need one for my S10S and I think it's a 26.4, but I'm not 100% sure.
05-08-10, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,568
Posted By Ablaut

Oh I was just wondering whether it was the...

Oh I was just wondering whether it was the original paint sans decals or whether everything has been painted over. A Super Olympic could fit the bill, but

-what about the chrome?
-fork bend is...
05-08-10, 01:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,568
Posted By Ablaut

Honeycomb dropouts! I've only seen those on...

Honeycomb dropouts! I've only seen those on Gitanes.

EDIT:

Yup, Huret dropouts. Has the frame been powdercoated? Could be a Gitane Interclub?
05-04-10, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By Ablaut

Yup, been doing this since I first bought some...

Yup, been doing this since I first bought some Mothers, on absolutely everything from pedal spindles to stems and crank sets, even on Dia Compe caliper arms. Not always the nicest finish but looks...
04-29-10, 09:20 AM
Replies: 51,774
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Posted By Ablaut

Chicago - 54cm Centurion Accordo...

Chicago - 54cm Centurion Accordo (http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/bik/1715887111.html) - $150

Not a steal, needs a little work, but better than most things appearing on Chicago cs...

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04-25-10, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 737
Posted By Ablaut

Oh that one's yours! Yesterday I was...

Oh that one's yours! Yesterday I was brainstorming ways to scramble some resources together for it.



Where is your market, just out of curiosity? Not to prolong the parting pains, but that's a...
04-24-10, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Ablaut

Oh man. I dream about scores like this! No thrift...

Oh man. I dream about scores like this! No thrift store around here has any quality steel that cheap.
04-24-10, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,437
Posted By Ablaut

I route mine the same way top and RFC have it...

I route mine the same way top and RFC have it pictured. Some will argue that there is too much friction with this setup, but I honestly haven't noticed a difference.
04-21-10, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,248
Posted By Ablaut

I don't understand how some of you can even...

I don't understand how some of you can even attack these projects! I really stay away from bikes that have that much rust.
04-18-10, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By Ablaut

I saw your pics in the red bikes go faster thread...

I saw your pics in the red bikes go faster thread ages ago! Don't know anything about the brand, but this one's beautiful. Can't wait to see what you've finished cooking up!
04-15-10, 11:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,444
Posted By Ablaut

This is probably gonna be a case where the seller...

This is probably gonna be a case where the seller gets 28937 offers and he relists at a higher price.
04-14-10, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By Ablaut

Possibly a very small bear cub? I was...

Possibly a very small bear cub?

I was cleaning up a headtube once when I found a fishhook... sharp end snagged deep into my finger and the other got stuck on the cup edge. Not sure what it was...
04-13-10, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By Ablaut

Oberon is usually my Beer of Gifts! I need this...

Oberon is usually my Beer of Gifts! I need this up and running by the weekend, so I'm gonna have to pass, but you'll be my go to guy. I'm not sure I could brave a pot of boiling oil just for...
04-13-10, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By Ablaut

Maybe I'll make it a six pack if I ever actually...

Maybe I'll make it a six pack if I ever actually get those brakes apart. Or attempt overhauling a set of campy ergoshifters.
04-13-10, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By Ablaut

GOT IT, using more muscle than I thought was...

GOT IT, using more muscle than I thought was needed. I just wasn't using enough torque at first, afraid I was accidentally doing something wrong. Your confirmation of a left hand thread convinced me...
04-13-10, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By Ablaut

Campy freehub removal help!

I know I'm not dumb, but this freehub sure is making me feel like it. Following Park's directions, the first step is to remove the set screw from drive side locknut. Well, I don't see either of those...
04-13-10, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,304
Posted By Ablaut

Can I hijack the thread here and ask what the...

Can I hijack the thread here and ask what the general consensus is about these brakes? I have a few I'm planning on using for builds.
Forum: Foo
04-12-10, 09:39 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,071
Posted By Ablaut

I'm not normally drawn into Foo but this suspense...

I'm not normally drawn into Foo but this suspense just keeps reeling me in again and again.
04-12-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By Ablaut

I've had problems with loctite on other...

I've had problems with loctite on other components in this group... if that's the case here, I've heard that acetone will help remove it? I'll try something with that & a combo of all the above...
04-11-10, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By Ablaut

Tried the vise trick, no luck. Using the hex slot...

Tried the vise trick, no luck. Using the hex slot up front is out of the question because I'm afraid they're starting to round off. I think loctite is the culprit here.



Thanks! I didn't...
04-11-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By Ablaut

Funny? They're like these Record dualpivots but...

Funny? They're like these Record dualpivots but without the markings - http://www.velobase.com/CompImages/Brakes/283EA56F-A6C1-4EC9-9A85-72A5FEC03466.jpeg

Yeah I tried twisting the other way but...
04-11-10, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By Ablaut

Campy brake disassemble help!

I'm overhauling a set of Chorus calipers. The left arm won't separate from the center bolt on either brake - the rear nut isn't turning. I've definitely removed the tiny set screw on the nut, and...
04-07-10, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By Ablaut

+1 I was just about to suggest this... even...

+1 I was just about to suggest this... even overnight in a small tupperware of distilled white vinegar has worked very well for me.
03-23-10, 11:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,880
Posted By Ablaut

Not sure whether someone answered the first part,...

Not sure whether someone answered the first part, and since I like their customer service so much... http://www.benscycle.net/

+1 on Lickton's. I haven't ordered from them, but I live nearby and...
03-08-10, 12:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,271
Posted By Ablaut

Agreed, beautiful color! I think you'll...

Agreed, beautiful color! I think you'll definitely have fun bringing this one back into shape.
02-27-10, 02:54 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 17,003
Posted By Ablaut

I had one of those on a bike I bought,...

I had one of those on a bike I bought, unfortunately someone put a sheet metal screw in to hold the bars 'cos of the odd clamp size. I don't have any bars that fit properly so the stem is outta...
02-24-10, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By Ablaut

I saw that! I knew I wouldn't make it out there...

I saw that! I knew I wouldn't make it out there so I didn't bother contacting the seller. But for the price, I'm still jealous! The cl pics didn't do it any kind of justice.
02-18-10, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Ablaut

Don't get me wrong, I don't DISlike them. I...

Don't get me wrong, I don't DISlike them. I always ride with fingers on the brakes, so I just can't see myself getting used to that one hand position.

I believe ordering those rims are the next...
02-18-10, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Ablaut

I'm not a huge fan of that bar setup, but...

I'm not a huge fan of that bar setup, but otherwise I like it! What do you say about the quality of those rims? Probably worth it for a $20 set.
02-17-10, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,873
Posted By Ablaut

Thanks for the extra diagrams, VERY helpful! I...

Thanks for the extra diagrams, VERY helpful! I hope a spring comes your way soon.
02-17-10, 01:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,873
Posted By Ablaut

What I thought earlier to be a VGT-Luxe changed...

What I thought earlier to be a VGT-Luxe changed to a GT before my eyes. Oops! Still not sure how to separate the cage assembly from the main body, but I won't hijack the thread.
02-16-10, 11:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,873
Posted By Ablaut

Oldroadman, how did you get the cage off from the...

Oldroadman, how did you get the cage off from the tension axle for this model? I feel like I'm missing something 'cos mine won't budge.
02-15-10, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By Ablaut

Nope, sorry. You might actually have more luck...

Nope, sorry. You might actually have more luck cross posting in SS/FG, I think that's where I originally stumbled upon it with everyone fawning over the content.
02-15-10, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By Ablaut

This? 137654

This?

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02-07-10, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,112
Posted By Ablaut

I was really lusting after this one, it's...

I was really lusting after this one, it's beautiful. Good score!
02-04-10, 05:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,501
Posted By Ablaut

This Ambrosio tape is what I've settled on for...

This Ambrosio tape is what I've settled on for every bike, it's my favorite. I used to buy it from PBK as well, but finally used my last fresh box. I've had good success with reusing it several...
02-02-10, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By Ablaut

With lots of pics documenting the process and...

With lots of pics documenting the process and result.
Forum: Foo
01-28-10, 01:54 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 30,148
Posted By Ablaut

Wait, what? ...

Wait, what?
http://www.swedishknives.com/morakniv.htm
01-26-10, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By Ablaut

Hardcover copies are available on Amazon starting...

Hardcover copies are available on Amazon starting with .75 cents, plus shipping. Just ordered myself a copy!
01-26-10, 11:12 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,179
Posted By Ablaut

Most every pair of long-fingered gloves. Lobster,...

Most every pair of long-fingered gloves. Lobster, singles, you name it - no matter what the size, my fingers are too long and jam in there.
01-21-10, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By Ablaut

Toilet paper holder.

Toilet paper holder.
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