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The Spanish Inquisition Thread -- Confess!

Old 07-09-20, 08:16 PM
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...my friend Jack, (who sold me a couple of his bikes,) was big on all original. He even insisted on original tyres, if the bike came with them.
The good thing about the bikes he sold me is that he never rode them, given the good chance those tyres would give up somewhere along the way.

This was Jack's Carlton Catalina before it became mine.

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Decades ago I bought a pair of Campy NR high flange hubs for $20. The spoke holes had been drilled oversize so they were fairly useless until mountain bikes were invented. I present my bombproof Campy/Araya with 105ga. spokes.

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Originally Posted by branko_76
Very Nice !

EDIT......AWESOME

No comfy chair for you, cudak888
Are you absolutely sure about that? Because it's becoming an e-bike to ensure absolute Blasptwenty.



In fact, there is absolutely nothing old or from a Raleigh Twenty at all in this exact picture.

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Originally Posted by cudak888
Are you absolutely sure about that? Because it's becoming an e-bike to ensure absolute Blasptwenty.

In fact, there is absolutely nothing old or from a Raleigh Twenty at all in this exact picture.

-Kurt
With those tiny wheels, you're going to need all the help you can get.
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Originally Posted by branko_76
With those tiny wheels, you're going to need all the help you can get.
Shots fired. Challenge accepted.

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Originally Posted by cudak888
Shots fired. Challenge accepted.

-Kurt
I'll race you with my old dumpster Raleigh as-is, the tires won't even hold air...
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Originally Posted by branko_76
I'll race you with my old dumpster Raleigh as-is, the tires won't even hold air...
That's not fair. We'll put some new tubes and tires on the dumpster first.

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okay, air but only 20 psi...
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Originally Posted by juvela
-----Aw shucks!
From the header was hoping for a thread on Spanish cycles.
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You're Welcome

'they tortured me endlessly, but....
i escaped......
with a nice frameset
and a tin of cooked chicken breast pieces'


Long live the Basques of Bilbão.
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Guilt -
Sometimes, I'm committed to riding every free hour and I feel guilty about not cleaning and wrenching the issues.

Sometimes I'm committed to wrenching and N+1 acquisitions - and the guilt comes from low mileage.

I handle petty guilt better than multitasking so the perpetual cycle repeats.
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
-I have used non-Campagnolo grease on Campagnolo components, even though I have a tub of Campagnolo grease.
-I will be using Shimano chainrings on an otherwise fully Suntour Sprint equipped bike.
-I am currently running wheels with Shimano Dura Ace hubs on an otherwise fully Campagnolo SR/NR / Italian equipped Colnago Super.
-On the aforementioned Colnago Super, I rode with a Sugino Mighty two bolt fluted seatpost because I like the fluting (and it was considerably lighter than the Campagnolo post), and do not have a fluted Campagnolo Record seatpost. I swapped that back to the non fluted Campagnolo seatpost after a while, as I felt guilty about the Sugino post being on the bike.

please forgive me, and don't poke me with the soft cushions!
That you switched the seatposts back is hilarious!!!
Ditch the DA hubs though. Seriously.
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Originally Posted by thinktubes
Ooof. That's rude.
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I cut the tags off of some pillows once. And I've used an aerosol can in a way that is not approved by the US Government.
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Ok, especially after I razzed Andy this morning... My shame shame, on full display. This is a Super Record, Gt cut out BB, bought without the fork. My solution?

A carbon fork... With blue masking tape, no less. See below

Now, over 4 years later... Yep - a different carbon fork, and a better job with the blue masking tape.

5 minutes ago. In line for some changes. New Vitus is on the left. Nobody ever comments on the tape, (maybe they are just too shocked or polite to say anything...). I do have a silver Professional that is straight up SR. I'm not completely beyond the pale.
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I cut the tags off of some pillows once. And I've used an aerosol can in a way that is not approved by the US Government.
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Like James Bond or Citizen Ruth?
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Nothing on my bikes is even remotely period correct! Except the engine, I suppose.
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What was I thinking...



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And here I thought the Italian translation for blasphemy was Gugificazione...

How about a 1961 Bianchi Specialissima turned into a 45 speed randonneur:

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I also confess
that within the last year or so
the acqusition of nice (but bare) framesets
has exceeded the parts bins appropriate inventory.

And it's time to possibly strip a couple.
First the Follis & Frejus..
Let me look for pics.



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Originally Posted by Last ride 76
Ok, especially after I razzed Andy this morning... My shame shame, on full display. This is a Super Record, Gt cut out BB, bought without the fork. My solution?

A carbon fork... With blue masking tape, no less. See below

Now, over 4 years later... Yep - a different carbon fork, and a better job with the blue masking tape.
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Originally Posted by gugie
And here I thought the Italian translation for blasphemy was Gugificazione...

How about a 1961 Bianchi Specialissima turned into a 45 speed randonneur:


​​​Did ​jyl ever finish that bike?
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Originally Posted by Nemosengineer
What was I thinking...



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I confess to being a pedal downgrader. On multiple bikes I have removed clip-in, toe clips with leather straps, and mini toe clips.
My preferred pedals are older Atom or KKT.
This is the only way we ride, so bring on your "comfy chair" or "soft pillows"..
The evidence,



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On my 1983 Trek 700 I switched out the Suntour Superbe downtube shifters to stem mounted ratcheting shifters on the higher angled dirt drop stem. I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror after awhile and switched it back to the downtube shifters and standard stem.
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My only defense is that it had no fork, and I thought of the carbon as a prosthesis, to enable it (the bike), and even make it more capable, by making it lighter, (think Six Million Dollar Man). "We can rebuild you, Steve"... It was a rescue. That's all I've got, in my defense. Love of the brand. I have 2 ridable, and 3 more "rescued" frames, that have still not been socialized yet... Not a harmful intent to deceive, rather the desire not to stand out and be "different". It was different enough already, with the internal brake cable and 2nd water bottle fittings.

Who was the "real" monster? (Dont' forget, it's pronounced "Fronkensteen").
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