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07-10-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By cheffyjay

it is weird. I've got two sets of calipers...

it is weird. I've got two sets of calipers myself and hoping to find a reasonably priced pair. I've done modolo until I can find some. Suntour Superbe levers, conversely, are fairly common but the...
06-29-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By cheffyjay

well, my alpina uno has a 26.6 but I don't know...

well, my alpina uno has a 26.6 but I don't know what year it is
06-16-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 35,775
Posted By cheffyjay

At the time, Shimano meant 'planned obsolescence'...

At the time, Shimano meant 'planned obsolescence' to me in a way that seemed just rude. The Crane stuff wasn't that impressive anyway and Superbe came along--like jewelry. I wanted Campagnolo but...
06-16-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 264,405
Posted By cheffyjay

bought it new and it's had an interesting life. ...

bought it new and it's had an interesting life. finally able to equip it with the Superbe I always wanted:
...
05-29-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,549
Posted By cheffyjay

mine had a happy ending. I'd saved up for a long...

mine had a happy ending. I'd saved up for a long time for my Miyata 912 I bought new in junior high school. I held on to it through the years even though i stopped cycling. my father in law really...
05-26-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By cheffyjay

interesting, we weren't nearly as careful about...

interesting, we weren't nearly as careful about our SS number in the 70s-80s as we are today. maybe tattoo it on your bike!
05-26-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By cheffyjay

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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this is my Ron Cooper with a similar seat cap--executed with more precision than the...
05-26-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By cheffyjay

seat tube 57c to c, top tube 56c thanks for...

seat tube 57c to c, top tube 56c
thanks for your help!
05-26-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By cheffyjay

seller thought it was made by "S&P cycles" in the...

seller thought it was made by "S&P cycles" in the Ravenna area of Seattle and was painted at a local body shop in Ravenna. Again, not sure if he meant 'built the frame' or 'put the parts on the...
05-26-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By cheffyjay

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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the number on the bb is: 575.50.xxx
seat post binder bolt is non metric 3/16...
05-25-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By cheffyjay

Those sound like my impressions. those lugs are...

Those sound like my impressions. those lugs are certainly quite thin in spots, but the BB is unremarkable. that 'closed' seat binder I have never seen. seems like a bit of a thread risk.
...
05-25-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By cheffyjay

Mystery Bike of the day

I purchased this bike the other day and the seller thought it was 'built by a Seattle builder'. He had an interesting but spotty story that included it being painted at a local auto body shop. As...
05-19-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By cheffyjay

i painted a stumpjumper with hammerite in the...

i painted a stumpjumper with hammerite in the 1990s. I think my prep was lacking as it wasn't particularly durable. It didn't really achieve the hammered look either, but somewhat close to the...
05-15-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,465
Posted By cheffyjay

do you have the coveted BB tool?

do you have the coveted BB tool?
05-15-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,465
Posted By cheffyjay

following with interest. I have two of these. I...

following with interest. I have two of these. I had one blasted and i gave it a light sand and clearcoated it. that clearcoat has not held up that great but it has been 20 years or so. you going...
05-09-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By cheffyjay

I have. I wasn't too pleased with it but I don't...

I have. I wasn't too pleased with it but I don't know what would be better. I used it on a topline crank and a raceface turbine LP crank. It didn't 'take' evenly and at certain angles in the...
05-09-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By cheffyjay

wow! thank you for this, i remember this vividly...

wow! thank you for this, i remember this vividly and followed the recommendations slavishly. fantastic.
04-23-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,567
Posted By cheffyjay

I had a Bell in the 80's and always wore it. It...

I had a Bell in the 80's and always wore it. It was uncommon but I don't recall being mocked for it or anything. I grew up in a motorcycle family, so it was pretty normal for me. I always wanted...
04-13-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20,429
Views: 3,507,048
Posted By cheffyjay

when the crank breaks... thought the photo was...

when the crank breaks...
thought the photo was reversed but no. use what you've got i guess:...
03-10-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,467
Posted By cheffyjay

hard? well, easier than posting a photo of the...

hard? well, easier than posting a photo of the other one. that one guy got clobbered...
03-09-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,467
Posted By cheffyjay

Not entirely faithful but made only two months...

Not entirely faithful but made only two months before the movie bike. I've since changed the seat out. Couldn't bring myself to switch out the SR for NR. Can't bring myself to like the Ambrosio...
02-21-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,815
Posted By cheffyjay

1963 Sunbeam Alpine: ...

1963 Sunbeam Alpine:


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02-21-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 264,405
Posted By cheffyjay

Nine Twelve, my second one. Such a lovely seat...

Nine Twelve, my second one. Such a lovely seat cluster:


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10-25-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 19,935
Posted By cheffyjay

a little gluttonous. I know.

a little gluttonous. I know.
10-24-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 19,935
Posted By cheffyjay

double orange: ...

double orange:


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08-28-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By cheffyjay

There is some good info here: Trek Y Series...

There is some good info here:
Trek Y Series Mountain Bike (http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~cool386/trek/trek.htm)
there are some inherent issues with the suspension design that are pretty common...
08-23-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7,873
Views: 2,229,623
Posted By cheffyjay

Positively Vulgar. I've owned this since 1994,...

Positively Vulgar. I've owned this since 1994, in many configurations.

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07-08-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20,429
Views: 3,507,048
Posted By cheffyjay

wash that mouth out with soap! ...

wash that mouth out with soap!

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06-05-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7,873
Views: 2,229,623
Posted By cheffyjay

At this point they're not solid enough for me to...

At this point they're not solid enough for me to ride them. Mercedes B5: the vintage carbon is not confidence inspiring. the brakes drag a bit and I haven't sorted that out. just rode around the...
05-30-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 62,872
Views: 9,577,757
Posted By cheffyjay

found myself adding up what to offer for all of...

found myself adding up what to offer for all of them...and yet they're all way too big for me.
05-29-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 62,872
Views: 9,577,757
Posted By cheffyjay

The Seattle Guy with the Miyata 912 has lots of...

The Seattle Guy with the Miyata 912 has lots of other tall person bikes for great deals:...
05-26-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 62,872
Views: 9,577,757
Posted By cheffyjay

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/d/bothell-f...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/d/bothell-frejus-campagnolo-52cm-road-bike/7130187840.html

...
05-21-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20,429
Views: 3,507,048
Posted By cheffyjay

Bicycle, what an Athlete.. ...

Bicycle, what an Athlete..

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05-17-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20,429
Views: 3,507,048
Posted By cheffyjay

rolling project...fillet brazed ...

rolling project...fillet brazed

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05-17-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By cheffyjay

i just bought a copy of that issue!

i just bought a copy of that issue!
05-14-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 20,429
Views: 3,507,048
Posted By cheffyjay

The backward fork is only part of the pain I...

The backward fork is only part of the pain I feel:

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That seat is so much...
04-28-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20,429
Views: 3,507,048
Posted By cheffyjay

Delicious. you'll want to eat it with a fork ...

Delicious. you'll want to eat it with a fork

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03-21-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 62,872
Views: 9,577,757
Posted By cheffyjay

Dream Spec Masi for proper $ ...

Dream Spec Masi for proper $

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03-19-20, 08:44 PM
03-13-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By cheffyjay

i have a similar LeJeune and the ride is unique...

i have a similar LeJeune and the ride is unique and quite sweet. not sure what it is, but it is always compelling me to choose it. congrats on the find!
03-04-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,855
Posted By cheffyjay

you might like bike_crap on instagram. I hadn't...

you might like bike_crap on instagram. I hadn't seen the Suntour S-1 chainstay mounted derailleur and the 'criss cross' levers. he's collected many terrible answers to bicycle 'problems' that were...
03-01-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 62,872
Views: 9,577,757
Posted By cheffyjay

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-p...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-perfect-schwinn-paramount-50-cm/7085137098.html
...
02-29-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,354
Posted By cheffyjay

Love the ofmega mistral

Love the ofmega mistral
02-20-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,982
Posted By cheffyjay

particularly delightful in light of the lack of a...

particularly delightful in light of the lack of a 'J' in the Italian alphabet. (it is called 'long i')
02-16-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By cheffyjay

I share your affinity for the bicycles of AMP...

I share your affinity for the bicycles of AMP Research:
...
02-03-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,255
Posted By cheffyjay

i have the Sachs grip shifters (since 1995 or so)...

i have the Sachs grip shifters (since 1995 or so) and never had much of an issue with them. click click. a little more friendly now for my overused thumbs.
01-27-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 62,872
Views: 9,577,757
Posted By cheffyjay

somebody in Port Townsend, WA is selling some...

somebody in Port Townsend, WA is selling some remarkable bikes:

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01-18-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,809
Posted By cheffyjay

yes! every buyer wants to know 'what's the...

yes! every buyer wants to know 'what's the biggest tire that will fit?' and can't believe I don't have anything larger than a 25 to test fit. Remember those ads showing how cool the tires were...
01-17-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,809
Posted By cheffyjay

$230 shipping factored into that price. That's...

$230 shipping factored into that price. That's pretty steep compared to most.
01-17-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,809
Posted By cheffyjay

it appears that way to me, especially noticeable...

it appears that way to me, especially noticeable in the past 8 months or so. There have been a few threads that led in this direction. I wonder if the market is saturated, the 'fixie' thing has run...
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