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    All my grail bikes are ones I lusted after as a...

    All my grail bikes are ones I lusted after as a teen and couldn't afford then. I've been very fortunate in that I have found pretty much all of them, and even more fortunate in that I have found...
  2. I always loved that time, and it happened every...

    I always loved that time, and it happened every six months or so, when I had been riding out in the countryside and came to the first stop sign or stop light back in town and forgot that I had...
  3. I used to do friction. It worked great or it...

    I used to do friction. It worked great or it worked not-so-great, largely depending on the derailleur. And if you used a Campy NR, you had the inestimable joy of learning how to have to overshift a...
  4. Too bad they couldn't come up with something to...

    Too bad they couldn't come up with something to avoid the single pressure point created by the strap buckle when cinched down race-tight.

    Oh, that's right. They did. It's called "clipless...
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    Puts a :) on my face every time I go past that...

    Puts a :) on my face every time I go past that house.
  6. My first two pairs were Dettos. No heel, metal...

    My first two pairs were Dettos. No heel, metal shank that made it very difficult to nail in those long TA "Jacques Anquetil" model cleats. A shop not too far away had a very elegant solution to...
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    Just another day on Spruce Street, Berkeley, on...

    Just another day on Spruce Street, Berkeley, on the way to Tilden Park and Wildcat Canyon Road.

    http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u46/bikingshearer/IMG_04211_zps74318e1b.jpg
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    Is there water at the Soledad Mission? If so,...

    Is there water at the Soledad Mission? If so, problem solved, as it is either right on or very close to your route (it's not in the town of Soledad, but you probably knew that.

    The other possible...
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    My guess is it is a repaint because of the total...

    My guess is it is a repaint because of the total lack of chrome. That is not 100% for certain, as Cinelli did all kinds of variations on what was and was not chromed, but all original paint-job...
  10. An all-original, in good condition Black Phantom....

    An all-original, in good condition Black Phantom. I'd clean and shine it up, service the bearings, make sure it was safe to ride, admire it for a while, then sell it for a whole lot more than $50. ...
  11. Okay to fart. Not okay to light fart.

    Okay to fart. Not okay to light fart.
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    The reason the signature on the seat and head...

    The reason the signature on the seat and head tubes (and elsewhere) looks odd is because it says "Coppi Fausto," a standard European (or at least Italian) way of signing one's name back in the day. ...
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    You'll get no argument from me. I am fortunate...

    You'll get no argument from me. I am fortunate to have the Cooper, and I love riding it.

    From a workmanship standpoint, I'd have to say that the Eisentraut and the De Rosa I am also fortunate...
  14. Nice score. FWIW, the RB-1 is a 1992 model based...

    Nice score. FWIW, the RB-1 is a 1992 model based on the paint scheme.
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    1982-ish Ron Cooper with decidedly not period...

    1982-ish Ron Cooper with decidedly not period correct componentry (Campy 10-speed). I love the way all my bikes look, but this one is just a bit prettier than the rest, at least to my jaundiced eye....
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    Another option is the DIY more-or-less metric...

    Another option is the DIY more-or-less metric out-and-back to the Junction. You get all the scenery of Del Puerto Canyon without doing a full 100mi. it also tends to be much less windy than the...
  17. Based on the fact that the seller knows how to...

    Based on the fact that the seller knows how to spell "rare."
  18. I tell ya, my parents never wanted me. The...

    I tell ya, my parents never wanted me. The second bike my they got me was a Lambert. It had file marks on the steerer tube.
  19. Like several others, I have been mulling this...

    Like several others, I have been mulling this over since I read the OP last night. Here's what I have come up with.

    As a general proposition, I would suggest that you focus on getting your...
  20. One out of three ain't bad.

    One out of three ain't bad.
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    Very nice. I have one just like it except for a...

    Very nice. I have one just like it except for a painted, not chromed, fork crown and mine is significantly bigger. And everyone knows the red ones are the fastest. :p

    I built mine up with Campy...
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    Hope this isn't too late for you. I have stayed...

    Hope this isn't too late for you. I have stayed (and ridden out of) the Portola Plaza a number of times. The folks have mentioned the two rides that are required of you, but I will repeat to make...
  23. S'okay, no worries. Believe me, I am used to...

    S'okay, no worries. Believe me, I am used to people blasting by me on climbs. I'm just glad you found your friend and had a good day on Diablo Scott's mountain . I know I did.
  24. I spent the race with my friend Carl just a...

    I spent the race with my friend Carl just a little above Rock City in the shade at the 10km sign. No photos - I let Carl do that and I just enjoyed the moment. Our original plan had been to go up...
  25. Very nice. I bet with a clean-up and little...

    Very nice. I bet with a clean-up and little polishing it will be even more stunning that it already is. I'm glad it has gone to someone who appreciates it.

    Did the original owner happen to say...
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