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Cortina Rollers(9 posts)

Cortina Rollersjaybird
Jun 26, 2002 5:09 AM
Does anyone know if the rubber band on Cortina Rollers is the same one that is used for Kreitler?

Is it possible to change or adjust the bearings on them as well?
re: Cortina Rollerscurlybike
Jun 26, 2002 7:58 AM
You should be able to get some eurethane belting from an industrial supplier. You measure the length of belt that you have and duplicate that and melt the ends of the belting and stick them together. I do not know if they are the same but you can call and ask. They can probably furnish one to your specs.THe rollers on the Cortina should have a very slight bit of side to side play, otherwise the bearings will be overloaded and pass away quickly. The bearings are readily replaced with ones from a local bearing distrbuter or the local car parts place. I replaced mine but they were not real bad, I just thought it was time. The original belt has a lifetime warranty from Mel Pinto Imports in the DC area. Good luck finding them. You might check at The Bicycle Pro Shop in Georgetown, DC. I have a set of Cortinas and the belt has lasted 30 years of intermittent use. Age and crashes are the major enemies of those belts. Why do you need a belt.
re: Cortina Rollersjaybird
Jun 26, 2002 9:08 AM
I just dug my rollers out of a barn in Iowa. They had been sitting for about 8 years and the belt was just shot. It looked like an old rubber band that is all cracked and sticky...

I think a Kreitler band will work, the drums are the same size and they look just like the kreitlers. In fact I thought I had kreitlers untill I looked closer at them.

Is there a website for those shops?

On a separate note my grandmother was trying to help me out and get rid of some other old parts that I left in their barn. First was a pair of Mavic GEL280 rims with Campy Super record hubs - They didnt sell at her garage sale because none of the farmers could figure out why the tires were glued on... The price $5.00 for the pair. The other parts were a Campy SR crank and derailers - $.50 each... Brakes and levers were $2.00 for the set. Gotta love her, she was just trying to help...
try thiscurlybike
Jun 26, 2002 11:34 AM
Bicycle Pro Shop
3403 M Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-0311
(202) 337-4004 (fax)

http://www.bicycleproshop.com
THANKS!!! They were a huge help... keep the skin side up... nmjaybird
Jun 26, 2002 12:07 PM
How did they help? New Belt?nmcurlybike
Jun 26, 2002 5:24 PM
How did they help? New Belt?nmjaybird
Jun 27, 2002 5:18 AM
They said that a Kreitler band should work and that I can just loosen the bearings and squirt a little grease in there and I should be good to go. THanks for all of the help curly...
try thisNJRoad
Jun 26, 2002 3:00 PM
Go to that website and follow it through Services until you get to the pictures of a couple of their mechanices wrenching away. Why do I think that people often make the same mistake I would and underestimate the riding ability of that guy Courtney?
Web site lame and no help for you, use phone# n/mcurlybike
Jun 26, 2002 11:38 AM