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Posts posted by cheapmuthafukr

  1. So, I’ve been wanting to try ergo shifters, but am kind of in love with my vintage roval wheels, which take a 7 speed freewheel. At the co-op the other day I was looking around the back room and saw a tiny touring bike with what looked like 8 speed campy ergos. I got closer and it was actually Sachs, which were made by campy. Also had a Sachs 5000 derailer set , some early speed play pedals, and a super long 27.0 American classic seatpost. I offered $100 and it was mine.


    so… indexing is interesting. The Sachs went on and shifted alright, but still hanging up on some shifts. I took it off and got the 7 speed chorus derailer to shift pretty well across the 7 speed shimano cassette. Extremes will hang up, but the middle gears work well. 

    updated pics:




  2. 2 hours ago, smoothsailor said:

    Thank you @cheapmuthafukr, it’s Columbus tubing. And leave the fillets raw. This frame is for myself, and I like the look, and it takes a good amount of time to smooth them all out.

    here,s a picture of a filed fillet




    Very nice! And Columbus is good stuff… I’m more into vintage, and 531 kinda dominates that, but my favorite is my slx de Rosa. I’d love to try a modern filet brazed frame one day.

  3. On 6/22/2021 at 4:03 PM, smoothsailor said:

    Finished up a frame today. It’s for myself so I leaf the fillets unfiled . Safes a lot of time, plus I like the look. Next steps are paint and build up. Don,t know yet how.

    some pictures of making the seatstays.

    I wanted to attach them to the side of the seat tube. Than you need to cap them , otherwise there would be an open tube.

    after the frame was finished I left it over night in the local canal to soak off the flux. Looks all rusty, but cleans up easy.














    Nice, what tubing? How much filing will the filets get? 

  4. This ones finally finished. Wasn’t happy with the pedals on it, so got some early 70s campy. Only the left one fit. Discovered the previous owner had the left arm tapped to 9/16, but the right was French. Got it tapped for 9/16 at the shop yesterday and hoping to ride after work. It’s a good mix of French (frame, cranks), Italian (lots of campy), and English(531 tubes, brooks pro) 


  5. Oh, I’ve been on classiclightweights.uk. I love the old stuff. Unfortunately the only uk bikes you see in the us are Raleigh. 

    funny… the de Rosa is the most modern bike I’ve had. It’s a 7 speed freewheel and aero levers. Fancy.

  6. 54 minutes ago, Double 0 Soul said:

    Pfft! check this shit out... 'Brooks England' despite claiming to be based in England since 1866 will no longer ship products to England from their base in Italy unless you pay £135 premium.

    What the fuck! :sad:

    That’s crazy. Seems like y’all still have good prices on other things tho… I’ve been buying tubulars from Merlin online because they are half the price as American shops for veloflex and vittoria 

  7. These came in over the weekend… the best. This is the one part, besides the saddle, that isn’t Italian on the bike. These just beat campy in every way.



  8. New bike… 1973 motobecane le champion. Original except pedals, and upgraded to campy high flange record wheelset, tubular of course.


  9. Got some weird ones off eBay today... cut off blue tab, lighter not very slubby denim, loose fit, and solid red selvedge. Pics soon.

    Edit: as far as I can tell they are pre 2007 xx-006

  10. 4 hours ago, SSchadenfreude said:

    dad bod coming along nicely, bro.  at least you not losing yr hair.  do u still sk8?  or bones to brittle?  it's endearing yet simultaneously pathetic that you still dress the same.

    Dress the same? I’ve been saying for 15 years that fashion sucks. I like what I Ike.

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