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Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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monkeyburger
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Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:45 pm
Location: Bali, Indonesia

by monkeyburger

For all you Weenies of a certain age...

I was digging around in the tickle trunk today and found a few gems. I can't for the life of me remember why I brought these to Bali. They should be hibernating back in Canuckistan with the Hi-e hubs and green resin Omefga derailleurs...

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Zipp 100 front hub. Usually found in this orphan state, having been predeceased by a squealing, hot 217 rear hub.


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Regina America Superleggera aluminium freewheel. It came in a neat tin that was to be used for cleaning and storage. This is the kind of stuff that your LBS would keep in, "the showcase" for year upon year...13-18; just perfect for an EPO sponsored trip up the Alpe D'Huez.


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Saavedra Super Competicion headset. Uses roller bearings and separate steel races which sit in the aluminium cups.


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When was the last time you saw, "ARGENTINA" stamped on a component?


I'd give my left cashew for a photo of the lightest and worst frame I ever rode; a French brand called ASTRAL. Aluminium tubes swaged into machined fittings and bolted together. the fork dropouts were cast alloy and pop-riveted onto the blades. I'm surprised I made it through puberty intact on that thing. Between it and the Russian tubulars that I ran on my Fiamme Ergals, it's a wonder I'm here at all :shock: . Thank God for hairnets and CLB brakes...

Monkeyburger
...finding my inner Onoda-kun...

bm0p700f
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by bm0p700f

13-18T 6 speed freewheels are ace. Almost no choice in gears. I love them so much I am using one now on my old Alan.

Couple one with a 144BCD double chainset for extra madness, I have and love it.

refthimos
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Joined: Fri May 25, 2012 6:02 pm

by refthimos

bm0p700f wrote:13-18T 6 speed freewheels are ace. Almost no choice in gears. I love them so much I am using one now on my old Alan.

Couple one with a 144BCD double chainset for extra madness, I have and love it.


Suntour Microlite another option. Recently sold one I had lying around (probably had that thing for 20 years or so, never rode it) for ~$130 on eBay.
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Privateer
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by Privateer

Slightly OT, and I've already tried on Retrobikes: does anyone know of a good source of old stock Dura Ace?

Hawkwood
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by Hawkwood

Does anyone remember the nylon headset that was available during the 70s? Guess none survived long enough to be photographed.

gsgrossart
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Location: USA: Indianapolis, IN & Clarksville, TN

by gsgrossart

What age of Dura Ace are you looking for? I have some 1995 8-speed dura ace in good shape.

thisisatest
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by thisisatest

Hawkwood wrote:Does anyone remember the nylon headset that was available during the 70s? Guess none survived long enough to be photographed.

holy crap, i had one of those! my 2nd uncle gave me a raleigh professional track bike with phil wood steel shell hubs and bb, stronglight (?) cranks, etc. and had a plastic headset. i couldnt make heads or tails of it, i mightve thrown it away thinking it was just for display or something! it was a long time ago...
if i can find pieces of it, i'll certainly take some pics.

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