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Old 06-23-20, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by malcala622
Always buy in pairs.


This has been a bad spring for me and water bottles. Left one in Portland, dropped another when I missed the cage and cracked the lid, tore the valve on another and left (yet another!) in Michigan the other day. On top of that, there are no organized rides, so no possibility to pick up any freebies. I finally broke down and ordered a couple.
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Old 06-23-20, 11:53 AM
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Very nice! I assume you didn't ride from Michigan to Portland??
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Old 06-23-20, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by BenPink
Very nice! I assume you didn't ride from Michigan to Portland??
Nope. We were visiting our son in Portland from mid-March to early May, and we're just up in the South Haven area at my wife's family vacation place.
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Old 06-23-20, 01:50 PM
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robertorolfo Nice blue! Diversion from all the Basso"s?
Ha, I actually didn't intend to accumulate a bunch of Bassos, it just sort of happened (they tend to be priced rather reasonably). So now I'm dipping my toes into other waters. Gotta say that I like the whole "vibe" I get from the Daccordi brand.
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Old 06-23-20, 03:10 PM
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Should I open the box?

Pleeeease...
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Old 06-23-20, 04:41 PM
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Ordered these May 7th 2020 on ebay from Portugal. Arrived today. Backup brake shoes/pads for the Krono 105 calipers.

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Originally Posted by rccardr
Oh, heck yeah!

Yes, please open it as Doc says, let's not start that again!
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Some cheapo bottle cages great since I really need two cages on all my bikes lately I have been draining two bottles on most rides and there are no safe water sources most of the places I ride.
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A pair of 3x7 Shimano (China) trigger shifters. List price $10.59, but only 'cost' me some credit card points.

EDIT: They are described as "trigger" but I believe they are actually "thumbies" since there is just the one lever, not two (load and release).

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Old 06-23-20, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by NJgreyhead
A pair of 3x7 Shimano (China) trigger shifters. List price $10.59, but only 'cost' me some credit card points.
let me know how they work I may need a set of triggers for one of my bikes ?
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It may be a while before I need to install them, Zook. I got them for my just-in-case inventory.
The price was right. ;>
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Two-bolt seatpost for my late 80s Schwinn road bike. This time in the correct size!

Turns out it should have a 25.8mm post and I’ve been using a 25.6mm post for a while. Clearly I should have been more careful measuring the first time.

The good news is that one of my kids has an old Lotus road frame that takes a 25.6 mm post, and the current post is one of those crummy straight post cheapo types, so I can use the 25.6mm two-bolt post I just pulled off my bike on that bike and adjust the tilt more precisely.

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Old 06-23-20, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
Yes, please open it as Doc says, let's not start that again!
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Okay, I admit that it was kind of a tease! Tomorrow I will do a reveal!
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Old 06-24-20, 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Oldairhead
Okay, I admit that it was kind of a tease! Tomorrow I will do a reveal!
Get to it, Dr's orders.

Can't wait, may have done one of these if I hadn't built the Strawberry, naaahhh.
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Old 06-24-20, 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Oldairhead
Okay, I admit that it was kind of a tease! Tomorrow I will do a reveal!
Battaglin did many nice and plenty of okay-ish bikes in the past. But ever since they decided to do the (in my opinion right) change to became a premium boutique brand, they make miracles.
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Old 06-24-20, 03:59 PM
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The cycling gods plus USPS have finally updated my order from Germany placed on May 8, 2020.

3 pairs of Veloflex tires have finally been processed thru the Los Angeles facility.
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The luscious and lovely Kori, delivered this fork and a rather well insulated frame this morning. It will take a while to get to it and figure out what to do with it, but I'm hoping for a good outcome on this one. Smiles, MH


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Old 06-24-20, 05:21 PM
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Also these showed up today that I ordered Saturday. Vittoria 700c/650c set for the Bianchi Krono TT

Notice the graphics difference on "Graphene"


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Okay, the box is opened! I'm going to move the pics to another thread on this specific topic. Should be up later tonight.

Beautiful Battaglin's 2019 ~ Italian classic lugged steelies

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Originally Posted by malcala622
Also these showed up today that I ordered Saturday. Vittoria 700c/650c set for the Bianchi Krono TT

Notice the graphics difference on "Graphene"


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Yes, strange that they are changing the graphics....but at least you have a back-up....do the 700c match, knowing you matching is important
BTW whos the owner of the Colnago that you were working on?
Say it isn't so....but a sneaking suspicion that....I got my 650c wheel/s today with a set of nearly unridden tires and they are still supple so I am good to go with tires.
I will still buy a few just because I have a feeling that they will dry up like all the others have....thanks for finding them.
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
Yes, strange that they are changing the graphics....but at least you have a back-up....do the 700c match, knowing you matching is important
BTW whos the owner of the Colnago that you were working on?
Say it isn't so....but a sneaking suspicion that....I got my 650c wheel/s today with a set of nearly unridden tires and they are still supple so I am good to go with tires.
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This is a "matching" set for the Krono. Only purchased 1 and 1.

The Colnago Mapei had a seized post and stem. Buddy of mine made a bad purchase on it with a top tube dent. I advised him not to buy. Before I could remove the post he and another person cut it and slammed it into the seat tube. I was able to remove the stem though.
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Not quite in the mail...I picked these up today, Thanks to all the members that offered to help me with my search (Bianchi Girl, Noglider, Steel Charlie, Hazetguy, Cudak888, Cynical and a few others)...I found a wheel that was already built which was what I was looking for. I have a matching rear wheel somewhere.

As new Campagnolo 19 with campy hubs...they will need a cleaning from sitting
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Originally Posted by malcala622
This is a "matching" set for the Krono. Only purchased 1 and 1.

The Colnago Mapei had a seized post and stem. Buddy of mine made a bad purchase on it with a top tube dent. I advised him not to buy. Before I could remove the post he and another person cut it and slammed it into the seat tube. I was able to remove the stem though.
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Oh Good, I was worried that you were lowering your standards going for a C.
Glad you got the post out!
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From Spain and Taiwan to Australia today. Not exactly vintage but will look the part. When I get spokes I'll start my first wheel build.

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Here is something weird. I ordered a Rema patch kit from Amazon, and it said the shipping would take a long time. I was not in a hurry, so I accepted. I ordered on May 9, and it arrived on June 23. It was postmarked in France. How they managed to sell me this and pay the postage I can't figure out. I paid only $2.45.

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