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Conversion: Palo Alto to Masi

Old 08-03-19, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by tiger1964 View Post
Well, the Palo Alto is a bare frame now. As expected, the hardest part was removing the headset (without specialized race removers!) and the bottom bracket.



Did I say that? Checked the topic, don't see it, maybe I did, but an interesting idea. Oh, I did a google search and "FIFY means "Fixed It For You", I just learned something. I do have a Masi jersey coming, yellow, from eBay, hopefully will compliment the yellow cable housing and handlebar tape.
You unlikely are familiar with "Breaking Away", an iconic coming of age film with a bike racing motif. Charming story about family identity, I highly recommended. Look for Masi as well as Cinzano, and Mendhelson's Italian Symphony. Enjoy.
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Old 08-07-19, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
You unlikely are familiar with "Breaking Away", an iconic coming of age film with a bike racing motif.
I saw it, but in the theaters, probably the Uptown in DC. Over 40 years ago? Sorry, I do forget the details. Perhaps time to see it again.

Starting to recover from nasty poison ivy, and resumed the work on the bike; pictures soon. I think it looks nice.
Almost ready for a shakedown ride. Alas, had a bad moment and cut one brake cable inner wire short, so I need to visit the LBS. By the way, this Jagwire Pro housing is the most difficult to cut I have ever experienced.Hmm, one thing the frame did not come with was the dropout adjustment screws. Available anywhere? Columbus dropouts, same thread as Campy?Chainline looks fine, but Iíll reserve judgement until new cranks are one, Campy to replace Avocet.OK, this surprised me. This is my first experience with more than 5 rear sprockets. When leaving the 6th cog for 5th, sometimes the chain jams on the seat stay immediately above the dropout. Hmm, I measured and the hub is clearly 126mm, There is enough free space between the dropouts to go a bit widerÖ add a washer under the RH locknut? (a) how much messing about with the axle before I have to relish the wheel? (b) thereís only about 4mm of open axle to rest on the dropout and the bikeís weight (and mine), whatís the minimum? If I steal a washer from the LH side, and add to RH side, and even out the open axle exposure, arenít I affecting dish even more?
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I want to see the Palo Alto.
We see more Masi than PA.
Well, here's a picture of the Masi anyway; it's about ready for a shakedown ride.

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^^^^ A classic beaut. My size makes me green.
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
^^^^ A classic beaut. My size makes me green.
Thanks. I think the Velo Orange handlebar "accessory" mount is an eyesore but it's a place for the bike comp, inclinometer, stick-on thermometer, and USB-charge headlight. Plenty of hand room on the bars now, however.

Showdown ride was great, I think I need to reset the headset as I think the races "set a bit more". Handlebars a wee bit higher than I'm used to, that might be OK.

After 18 miles, got home and ONE MINUTE later the front tire suddenly went flat, IMHO my own darn fault for reusing the (probably 20 year old) tubes that came with these wheels.
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