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Old 11-03-20, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Wes in Missouri
. You will love the ride. I used to run them on my Cannondale Crit bike. This was about 28 years ago and they were much smoother and quicker feeling than clinchers at that time. Improvements in tires nowadays may negate some of the performance gains.
Would this be the worst riding wheel in the world I would have still bought them. Performance is not a concern, as the "non-utility" bikes are just running the daily commute to the office which adds up a max 10kms a day. I have them for the sheer beauty not for racing so these wheels should be everlasting for me. Cannot torture a 40 yo Alan frame some still consider that it was a death trap even when it was new The only thing Im sad about is that I had a full black Campa Mirage gruppo allocated to the Alan but these wheels only take Campy from 10 and up while Simano from 8/9 and up so for a while it will still remain in the Shimano world but okay 1st world problems for budget builds.

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Old 11-03-20, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Lattz
Would this be the worst riding wheel in the world I would have still bought them. Performance is not a concern, as the "non-utility" bikes are just running the daily commute to the office which adds up a max 10kms a day. I have them for the sheer beauty not for racing so these wheels should be everlasting for me. Cannot torture a 40 yo Alan frame some still consider that it was a death trap even when it was new The only thing Im sad about is that I had a full black Campa Mirage gruppo allocated to the Alan but these wheels only take Campy from 10 and up while Simano from 8/9 and up so for a while it will still remain in the Shimano world but okay 1st world problems for budget builds.
My comment was actually just referring to riding tubular tires vs clinchers. Ive had no experience with those particular rims.
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Old 11-03-20, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Wes in Missouri
My comment was actually just referring to riding tubular tires vs clinchers. I’ve had no experience with those particular rims.
Ah okay sorry.... Im a bit tired today so misunderstood. I guess the laziness factor kept me ever thinking of tubular like glueing a patch felt less hassle than doing anything with a tubular. I dont think I will ever notice a difference in the ride besites the "if it looks cool it must be faster" illusion but here also the Campagnolo Neutron didnt look bad at all. Anyway Im looking forward to it now. Had a messenger friend who told the same that omce i get used to tubulars they are better. Lets see

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Old 11-03-20, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by JaccoW
Penetrating oil and a bigger wrench. You can probably guess why.

Made this same investment a few years ago and it has been a wonderful addition to the toolbox. Get a few washers to tighten the wrench to the bb and you will be able to nearly get anything off. Perfect for 1 headset locknuts too!
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Old 11-03-20, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by PugRider
Made this same investment a few years ago and it has been a wonderful addition to the toolbox. Get a few washers to tighten the wrench to the bb and you will be able to nearly get anything off. Perfect for 1 headset locknuts too!
Exactly. I already got it out but definitely a good addition to the toolbox.
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Old 11-03-20, 01:39 PM
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The Planet Bike fenders which came with my RRA had the long flaps cut flush with the edge, WTF...

no worries, PB has a great supply of extra parts to send you WITHOUT shipping charge! 7 bucks total and I am set to regain the full fender coverage bliss.

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Originally Posted by Lattz
Pair of Gipiemme 716 tubular wheels in almost like new shape. Was a no brainer, so I thought "Happy belated 40th" for my Alan - was in Spetember -, I guess will look cool.
Never had tubulars, never wanted them either, but these look so good, that I rather set my feet on new ground, than never have something like this.
Originally Posted by malcala622
Im sure they're a 700c wheelset but my eyes tell me they are 650c/700c set. Must be that one rim is further from the wall.
I have been fooled many times by the perspective, if one wheel is just a little forward they appear to be 650 and 700.
Nice wheels and "Happy belated 40th Birthday"......Be on the look out for the Lo-pro Alan I sent you!
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Originally Posted by malcala622
Haha! Wanted to pull your leg over at TT Land, that "now that the bike is ready, maybe time to improve the clothing (Trek short)" but decided ti zip my mouth..... guess how surprised I was that you posted here.. thought whatever it be I'll say "should've been a Bianchi short", but this.... this makes it up for it.. niiice
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Originally Posted by Lattz
Haha! Wanted to pull your leg over at TT Land, that "now that the bike is ready, maybe time to improve the clothing (Trek short)" but decided ti zip my mouth..... guess how surprised I was that you posted here.. thought whatever it be I'll say "should've been a Bianchi short", but this.... this makes it up for it.. niiice
Lmao
To be honest the Bianchi stuff is quite expensive and not very appealing to me compared to these classic jerseys I've been finding in Europe.
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Old 11-05-20, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by malcala622
Lmao
To be honest the Bianchi stuff is quite expensive and not very appealing to me compared to these classic jerseys I've been finding in Europe.
Can Understand. Plus Gatorade fits the bike time-wise if im not mistaken. Have faded memories of Bugno but not 100% sure...

EDIT: curiosity defeated laziness... heres a pic

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[MENTION=468737]Lattz[/MENTION] One more

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Does FedEx count? This arrived just as I was sitting down to lunch. Late 70's Peugeot PRN10 24.5" fameset and misc. pieces courtesy of Senior Ryder 00.



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Old 11-06-20, 05:39 PM
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A couple of Nitto stickers.
A Kogu Masamune MINO stand that folds for storage. Has a nice warranty too.



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Old 11-06-20, 09:21 PM
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Well, my buddy who retired from UPS, dropped by and gave me a rear wheel from his 85 Specialized Allez SE, a pair of Suntour Superbe Pro levers and a NOS Superbe Pro hood. He still has his 85 Allez SE but had these extra parts collecting dust for the past 30+ years. I told him I acquired an 85 Allez SE a few weeks ago and he knows I like to accumulate parts for future builds.

We rode together in the 80s, but stopped in the 90s, and then started riding together again 8 yrs ago.



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I put this off for about seven years. My only 8 speed Campagnolo bike has a 39/25 low gear. I've always wanted a better cassette for climbing the hills around here.

Finally found a seller that has Miche cassettes for a good price(thanks to noglider for the tip).

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A Bridgestone 600 from [MENTION=396868]Mr. Spadoni[/MENTION]. Sure knows how to pack and ship. Even included a T15 bit to remove the screws from the shipping blocks!





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I forgot to mention above that I actually received something from the post from the UK yesterday when my buddy dropped off parts for me.



Retro frame pump pegs.
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Finally found a seller that has Miche cassettes for a good price(thanks to noglider for the tip).
I had that problem too, and I got my Miche cassette from xxcycle.com too. They sometimes have some unbeatable prices. Most recently I got an incredible deal on Continental tires there.
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Got my Tim Tas & Rek rando bag back after some modifications by Jean Michel to make it a bit more rain resistant and able to carry heavier que sheets or maps.
I also ordered some smaller Ortlieb Sport-roller Plus panniers for next week when I want to go on a short tour here. I already had the bigger Ortlieb Back-roller Plus but at 40L / 2x 20L (1220.5 cu.inch) vs. 25L / 2x 12.5L (762.8 cu.inch) there is a large difference and I don't always need that much volume.



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Got tan color Soma brake hoods for my Superbe Pro brake levers. I bought black Rustines hoods recently but changed my mind and want tan on my Specialized Allez with white handlebar tape.


But,...........I got my beautifully restored leather saddle from Rudi Mayr! I sent him my 70s Brook Pro frame and asked him to put a white leather cover on it with large copper rivets. I saw a picture of a White Brooks Team Pro and sent it to him for reference. I havent decided yet if its going on the red Specialized Allez SE, the red and white Dave Moulton Fuso, or my Blue Trek 760. I dont know how Im gonna break it in. I have 3 Other Brooks saddles with only 100-300 miles on them and I only ride once a week.






Thank you everyone for helping me get in contact with Rudi!
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Originally Posted by malcala622
[MENTION=468737]Lattz[/MENTION] One more

Also a nice one! Too bad it looks a tad big for me, otherwise it would fit well with the Alan Lo pro, xiaoman1 is sending me for the birthday of my Alan non-lo pro.
Now I understand why were a few Alan lo pros labeled Fanini....
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This is what DHL left at my door. My new Bob Jackson Audax Club in 853 OS tubing with 725 rear triangle, lugs are Newvex. British racing green and yellow head and seat tube panel (Team Lotus) with red pinstripe.

2020-11-07_10-10-59 by nemosengineer, on Flickr

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A well used but nice condition


Acorn handle bar bag for the RRA.
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