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    That's the guy. His name is Rick. I remember...

    That's the guy. His name is Rick. I remember seeing his eBay posting for that tall Cinelli's twin (he ordered it a couple years after he got the orange one in case anything happened to the orange...
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    On the safety/failure front, GP is absolutely...

    On the safety/failure front, GP is absolutely right about one thing: steel tends to fail slowly, CF and aluminum tend to fail right now. Imagine a crank or dent in a frame. Imagine the damage is not...
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    Nope. 'Tis not I, although I have a similar...

    Nope. 'Tis not I, although I have a similar profile to the guy in the orange jersey. No, I was on a blue 1961 Bianchi wearing a sky-blue with white panels Bianchi jersey.

    Oh, and without trying,...
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    Simply a fantastic day. I would agree with Guy...

    Simply a fantastic day. I would agree with Guy Gadois as to the plusses and minuses, but to me, the minuses were far, far outweighed by the plusses. What an amazing collection of bike porn, up...
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    You don't get it - you're the one with the...

    You don't get it - you're the one with the "attitude" everybody is complaining about. :p



    Before I get flamed, and so we are all clear, LanceOldstrong is one of the nicest, most considerate...
  6. Thanks for the heads-up. This is the day after...

    Thanks for the heads-up. This is the day after the Valley Spokemen's signature ride, the Cinderella Classic. I'll be at the start helping man the Dublin Cyclery bike repair stand at the Pleasanton...
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    Ernesto Colnago builds bikes for Popes. Popes...

    Ernesto Colnago builds bikes for Popes. Popes build bikes for Grant Petersen.
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    When a Hetchins passes Grant Petersen, its seat...

    When a Hetchins passes Grant Petersen, its seat and chain stays straighten up to salute him.
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    Eddy Merckx has never dropped Grant Petersen.

    Eddy Merckx has never dropped Grant Petersen.
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    Now back to our regular programming . . . . ...

    Now back to our regular programming . . . .

    When Grant Petersen talks, people ignore E.F. Hutton.
  11. Puts a whole new spin on Starland Vocal Band's...

    Puts a whole new spin on Starland Vocal Band's "Afternoon Delight."
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    This holds true for cockroaches, too. Come...

    This holds true for cockroaches, too.

    Come to think of it, there was a time when UO-8s were about as common as cockroaches, and almost as desirable.
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    If that forecast is correct, probably shorts, SS...

    If that forecast is correct, probably shorts, SS base layer, SS jersey, arm warmers (those depending on need), all wool. I have some 30 year old wool tights that I'll bring, but I doubt I'll use...
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    From the photos, it looks like it wasn't a...

    From the photos, it looks like it wasn't a wall-hanger, it was a hermetically sealed, temperature, humidity and light controlled, motion sensor protected wall hanger. Let it go outside and play.
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    Not so. They hold your skull together for easier...

    Not so. They hold your skull together for easier identification.


    In 1975, I was wearing a hairnet in a very scary crash involving a semi, the road shoulder and some sharp, nasty, pointy rocks. ...
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    Sticky: Damn. Just . . . damn.

    Damn. Just . . . damn.
  17. Late to the party, but if you are still looking,...

    Late to the party, but if you are still looking, here are some R539s that are just the ticket. Decent price, too.

    Tektro R539 Brake Caliper Set Old School 10mm Nut Mounting Silver Black | eBay
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    I use the Rivendell more-or-less white crochet...

    I use the Rivendell more-or-less white crochet gloves and like 'em. I don't know if hte padding is gel, but there is a reasonably ample amount of whatever it is. They don't last forever, but at $17...
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    Some folks have described Martinez in suburban...

    Some folks have described Martinez in suburban terms. I think it really is more accurate to talk about it in small town terms. Not because it is all that small (although it isn't all that large,...
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    Yup. That one. Only a little bigger. I...

    Yup. That one. Only a little bigger.

    I already have other grail bikes, and I love them. Especially the Ron Cooper and the Eisentraut. I don't think I could ever get rid of either. I could be...
  21. Your wife is correct (unfortunately). ...

    Your wife is correct (unfortunately).

    Beautiful bike. Nice score. Ride the heck out of it - 'tis what it was built for.

    FWIW, I would not hesitate to replace the components with Campy...
  22. All good answers and info here. There is one...

    All good answers and info here. There is one more possibility regarding the model, though - it is possible, though not at all likely, that the eyelets are on it not because it is a P-10/P-15...
  23. Great looking frame and a great purchase. I...

    Great looking frame and a great purchase. I don't care how much you spent on it, based on the history, you did not overpay.

    My only concern: Aren't you afraid that, once you get the Lemond...
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    Spectacular. Looks you have your Eroica...

    Spectacular. Looks you have your Eroica California bike, both for riding and for the Concours. :thumb:
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    Hmmmm, he says, mind working overtime (there...

    Hmmmm, he says, mind working overtime (there isn't much unused memory left in my mind and a lot of malware has crept in over the years, plus my brain is still running Windows95, so the CPU runs kinda...
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