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  1. Poll: It never rains in California anymore. Could have...

    It never rains in California anymore. Could have used a second waterbottle today, a downside of traditional C&V.
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    At some point geometry will come into play. Older...

    At some point geometry will come into play. Older Merlins are from my measure way back, reasonable and maybe even conservative. A good thing in my book. There are no absolutes, as a reader of this...
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    Not much interested in mopeds, but a Bugatti….
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    Carving out the time is a significant issue. ...

    Carving out the time is a significant issue.

    For me, the rest stops are best to be avoided. Obviously nature calls on occasion, but rest is for after the ride. Maybe just the old racer in me. At a...
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    Then possibly a quiet change. A few years back he...

    Then possibly a quiet change. A few years back he stated he would only sell to those who did have a policy. Of course, the castings were available through sources who did not ask, so there was a...
  6. Almost. Way back I used Pista pedals as that is...

    Almost. Way back I used Pista pedals as that is what Eddy used. On the Superleggro set, I found the force of my pulling up on the pedals with a cleated shoe started to bend the aft plate forward a...
  7. Miyata Alumicross... reads to me aluminum framed...

    Miyata Alumicross... reads to me aluminum framed cyclocross bike.
    The brands you mentioned are known for road frames, and most are Italian, the bottom bracket threading will be different.
    Actually...
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    The lack of a frame number does not surprise me...

    The lack of a frame number does not surprise me if made for the Italian domestic market.
    Model names and or descriptions may be different than what was exported.
    There is a good chance that it was...
  9. Some but not all, these racers are superstitious,...

    Some but not all, these racers are superstitious, if they were not winning as the feel they should be they get a new mount.
    Maybe even change builders. I understand that fully.
    The bikes that had a...
  10. The geometry of the Japanese bikes will vary but...

    The geometry of the Japanese bikes will vary but most of the examples I have seen are reasonable. I have one, I got it as a low value bike so that if I am on the track with newbies I have less...
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    While rules are made to be broken, in general the...

    While rules are made to be broken, in general the Yellow MASI on the down tube aligns with yellow paint fill on the lugs.
    White MASI on a champagne bike I have seen paired with red or white lug...
  12. I think there is a couple factors missing. The...

    I think there is a couple factors missing.
    The Internet I think is a big one, reference information is more available than ever before.
    eBay and to an extent Craigslist or one of the other more...
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    Silver Mixtie appears to have Positron, early...

    Silver Mixtie appears to have Positron, early index shifting. I would pass by on that one. The Gazelle is interesting, 230 Euro seems a expensive but I do not know the local market.
  14. you make it very difficult to take another step...

    you make it very difficult to take another step on the 12 step "I have too much bicycle stuff" program...
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    The Durham rings were one of the first, from the...

    The Durham rings were one of the first, from the 70's if I recall. From personal experience the various "bio" rings work m
    Best with slower cadencesi, higher effort (read big gears).
  16. Thread: Bike storage

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    Now there is an archway. Those chandeliers need...

    Now there is an archway.
    Those chandeliers need lights though.
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    Chris Chance?

    Chris Chance?
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    Note many of the early Dura-Ace crank sets sold...

    Note many of the early Dura-Ace crank sets sold in the box came with the chain guard, which some will like and others NOT. Most will be 52/42 bonus if they are 53/40. Possible bonus if not 170 mm...
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    not knowing Italian very much another version I...

    not knowing Italian very much another version I have seen is:

    BREVETATA

    As seen on chain stays of Mid 60's Masi Specials. For the slightly squashed chain stays Masi developed instead of the...
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    You might reference this: ...

    You might reference this:

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8424/7760486476_d55ef8655f_z.jpg

    Good luck though finding the front mechanism.
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    Note the bottom bracket drive side cable sheave...

    Note the bottom bracket drive side cable sheave has two grooves. This is why along with the extended shifter boss is why I advised the rear derailleur utilized two cables. You might look up The...
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    Well then, you have a problem to get a Campagnolo...

    Well then, you have a problem to get a Campagnolo shift lever to fit on that braze on. It was not designed for it. It might be done with some modifications, and fabrication. I am pretty sure that...
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    Kind of. A number of his frames were sold as...

    Kind of. A number of his frames were sold as frame sets, not complete bikes. So, I would not make that a stipulation, but a good excuse to use pre CPSC parts on one.
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    I would be looking for a two cable rear...

    I would be looking for a two cable rear mechanism, with a "claw" mount. French of course. From a time where there was no spring for the counterbalance of the single lever. I would have to flip a coin...
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    I avoided buying a Colnago for literally decades....

    I avoided buying a Colnago for literally decades. I now own three, one of them for the kids.
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