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Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-21-14, 01:18 PM
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Posted By jkbannon
Truly awesome.

Truly awesome.
Forum: Commuting 11-29-13, 04:39 PM
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Views: 216,154
Posted By jkbannon
Thanks! Those are actually the only true...

Thanks! Those are actually the only true Rivendell on the bike... they are the Jack Brown greens. I've been very happy with them. They ride well, look great, and right now I'm able to keep them...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-26-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,281
Posted By jkbannon
Beautiful work, bravo!

Beautiful work, bravo!
Forum: Commuting 11-25-13, 02:39 PM
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Views: 216,154
Posted By jkbannon
Thanks! That's actually the first touring BMZ...

Thanks! That's actually the first touring BMZ besides my own I've seen here! I see the racers here and there. Looks like it is in great condition, too. My Palo Alto has been an absolute joy to ride -...
Forum: Commuting 11-25-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 216,154
Posted By jkbannon
I recently finished this build, my "poor-man's...

I recently finished this build, my "poor-man's rivendell" - a late 70s/early 80s Palo Alto branded tourer made by Biemmezeta with columbus tubing in Italy. It still needs its racks, and possibly...
Forum: Commuting 11-25-13, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14,491
Views: 8,663,625
Posted By jkbannon
Thanks! Jim Blackburns fit a lot of my...

Thanks! Jim Blackburns fit a lot of my qualifications: silver, seat stay braze on mounted, simple, pretty to look at and period correct. Most other racks of that vintage use brake mounts or metal...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-24-13, 07:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,625
Posted By jkbannon
Hah! Guilty as charged =D

Hah! Guilty as charged =D
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-24-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,625
Posted By jkbannon
352383 I'd use my Palo Alto. With these...

352383

I'd use my Palo Alto. With these thick tires I'd be confident taking off-road shortcuts...
Forum: Foo 11-24-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By jkbannon
That's just great.

That's just great.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 11-24-13, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By jkbannon
That heart makes me think De Rosa, but not sure...

That heart makes me think De Rosa, but not sure...
Forum: Touring 11-24-13, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,149
Posted By jkbannon
It's looking good. Slap a front fender on that...

It's looking good. Slap a front fender on that bad boy!
Forum: Touring 11-24-13, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 871
Posted By jkbannon
Voyage steel imho...

Voyage steel imho...
Forum: Commuting 11-24-13, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14,491
Views: 8,663,625
Posted By jkbannon
352379 Still in search of a nice Jim...

352379

Still in search of a nice Jim Blackburn rack for this gal. ;)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-24-13, 06:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,814
Posted By jkbannon
Beautiful bike. Great looking fork crown.

Beautiful bike. Great looking fork crown.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-24-13, 05:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,777
Posted By jkbannon
I've personally always had a thing with mixing...

I've personally always had a thing with mixing black and brown. But, I think it looks sharp when done right (matching straps, bar tape, bags) - it's just not for me.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-27-13, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By jkbannon
Ah - of course! The frame is a late...

Ah - of course!

The frame is a late 70s/early 80s Palo Alto bike shop branded Biemmezeta. An Italian manufacturer with Columbus tubing. I picked it up at a bike swap in St. Louis.

Wheels are...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-27-13, 05:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,491
Posted By jkbannon
Sounds good, my wife and I are in! We'll meet up...

Sounds good, my wife and I are in! We'll meet up at Foster.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-27-13, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By jkbannon
I'll be there! I was thinking it would be a great...

I'll be there! I was thinking it would be a great weekend to check out the new LSD extension...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-27-13, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By jkbannon
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-27-13, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By jkbannon
Palo Alto Bike Build Photos

A month or so ago, I asked for and received some great advice from BF C&V as I embarked on my first ground-up build. And, after logging countless hours reading through hundreds of archived threads,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-29-13, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By jkbannon
Brake recommendations for Palo Alto touring build

Hello all, I've started assembling the components needed for my Palo Alto touring bike build. I'm unsure about my last missing part: brakes. Here is what I have so far, a mix of Japanese and Italian:...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-19-13, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 981
Posted By jkbannon
I'm grateful for all the tips, I was surprised to...

I'm grateful for all the tips, I was surprised to more responses today after returning from a short work trip.



I came across some rumors like this as well. It's definitely something I'd...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-16-13, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 981
Posted By jkbannon
JohnDThompson - It measures about 14.75" from...

JohnDThompson - It measures about 14.75" from wheel axle to brake mount. I was thinking friction shifting, so that really opens up my rear derailleur options, huh? Thanks for the tips.

BikeMig -...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-16-13, 06:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 981
Posted By jkbannon
thinktubes - Yes, stamped BMZ on BB. I'll check...

thinktubes - Yes, stamped BMZ on BB. I'll check on the threading... thanks!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-16-13, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 981
Posted By jkbannon
Saguaro - it is a private branded Biemezetta. I...

Saguaro - it is a private branded Biemezetta. I have a seat that will work in the short term, but eventually would want to put a Brooks B17 on it.

SoreFeet - I have the wheels, just no discernible...
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