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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-30-16, 06:19 PM
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Posted By iab
Rock Lake Rd was a hard 10 miles. Harder than...

Rock Lake Rd was a hard 10 miles. Harder than any 10 miles at the Dare or HHH. I'm told that it was just an ATV trail at the beginning. The other fire roads were better graded. Pictures aren't as...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-30-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 546
Posted By iab
Just enjoy yourself and don't burn out. And...

Just enjoy yourself and don't burn out. And don't sweat the small stuff. Including dings and dents. It's all a part of the fun.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-30-16, 04:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 540
Posted By iab
How do you establish value that an insurance...

How do you establish value that an insurance company accepts?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-30-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 546
Posted By iab
I'd say most. A couple NOS wall queens won't...

I'd say most. A couple NOS wall queens won't ever see pavement, but those are few are far between.

One of my bikes won a prize at the last CR weekend. I rode it up until the chain broke and the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-30-16, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9,166
Views: 658,674
Posted By iab
A couple of things. First, I was always...

A couple of things. First, I was always relegated to blacktop when riding at our cabin as the bike I always brought has 25mm tires. I finally built a bike to stay there with 32mm tires and I can...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-29-16, 09:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,477
Posted By iab
I hate to off topic, but I'd rather ask here than...

I hate to off topic, but I'd rather ask here than in the 41.

Lately I have had a hard time with real food on hard rides. I eat anything and I'll be nauseous for the next 45 minutes. While I can...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-29-16, 06:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 546
Posted By iab
Damage to paint? - Nothing you can do if you ride...

Damage to paint? - Nothing you can do if you ride the bike.

Damage to the frame? - Don't drop it or crash it. But if you are careful, those things are usually out of your hands too so again,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-29-16, 05:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,260
Posted By iab
Speaking of videos, it seems we can't embed them...

Speaking of videos, it seems we can't embed them in a post in the new BF. Or am I mistaken?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-29-16, 05:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,513
Posted By iab
Condorino refers to the type of handlebar. The...

Condorino refers to the type of handlebar. The type of bike is it is a Sport bike. Most all major manufacturers had them.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-28-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By iab
As I wrote, a Sport bike has a straight-gauge...

As I wrote, a Sport bike has a straight-gauge tubing frame, upright bars, pump pegs, internal cable routing, mostly a single ring up front and a 3-5 speed in the rear. In other words, your bike.
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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-27-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 601
Posted By iab
Anything Italian prior to 1955 should do you just...

Anything Italian prior to 1955 should do you just fine.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-27-16, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By iab
I am not certain of the brand, but I am fairly...

I am not certain of the brand, but I am fairly certain you have an Italian Sport bike. They were made by all the major manufacturers, and many or the minor manufacturers. Typically a straight gauge...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-27-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 582
Posted By iab
Silicone adhesive. Use it for the badge and...

Silicone adhesive.

Use it for the badge and nail heads as faux rivets or just screw heads as faux screws.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-27-16, 07:09 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,065
Posted By iab
I regularly ride a 1933 Frejus with a first gen...

I regularly ride a 1933 Frejus with a first gen Vittoria Margherita digital shifter, wood rims with 49 - 17/19/21 gearing. Which is fine for no steep climbs.

I have a 1948 Viscontea pista with...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 05:56 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,065
Posted By iab
So you dislike the "magazine-based industry"...

So you dislike the "magazine-based industry" marketing and like the "bikes for grownups" marketing.

Fine. You can buy into anyone's pitch as you please. God bless capitalism.

But you seem to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,477
Posted By iab
At the quicky mart, I typically buy Fig Newtons,...

At the quicky mart, I typically buy Fig Newtons, Gatorade (introduced in 1965 so well on-topic) and if I am lucky that they have them, a Pearson's Salted Nut Roll.

Although I will admit I enjoy a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,065
Posted By iab
A real retrogrouch would not use gears. Just...

A real retrogrouch would not use gears. Just sayin'.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,065
Posted By iab
Actually, reading through your posts, it is about...

Actually, reading through your posts, it is about sides.

Side 1 is how people spend their money. Side 2 is how you think people should spend their money.

Why do you care so much about how...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 03:35 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,065
Posted By iab
Correct. By that definition, I am by no...

Correct.

By that definition, I am by no means a retrogrouch.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 305
Posted By iab
What's the gauge on the spokes? They look huge. ...

What's the gauge on the spokes? They look huge.

While perhaps these rims were used on a bike, there is no way they were ever used on a racing bike. Too heavy. Prior to 35, wood was the choice of...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 05:35 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,065
Posted By iab
Even these? ...

Even these?

https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8024/7230277044_fffb4316dd_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/c1V4t3)Cinelli XCR with Super Record 001 (https://flic.kr/p/c1V4t3) by iabisdb...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 05:34 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,065
Posted By iab
I have never owned an automatic.

I have never owned an automatic.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-19-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,200
Posted By iab
I could kill the De Rosa or Colnago for a Record...

I could kill the De Rosa or Colnago for a Record Ace. Probably the De Rosa. The Bianchi has a gran sport, no need for 2.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-19-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,200
Posted By iab
I'll give it a go with my bent. 1920s Alcyon...

I'll give it a go with my bent.

1920s Alcyon - Winner of the tour when derailleurs were not allowed
1938 Legnano - Same bike as Bartali's giro and tour wins
Golden age Herse
Golden age Singer...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-19-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 244
Posted By iab
The blue one. Definitely the blue one.

The blue one. Definitely the blue one.
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