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03-18-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,222
Posted By Oldairhead

I long for the days when Covid and politics...

I long for the days when Covid and politics didn't creep into every discussion about cycling.
01-25-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By Oldairhead

This 1948 P.T. Stallard Montlhery is a project...

This 1948 P.T. Stallard Montlhery is a project that is still in the queue. I was able to get some of the original build documents though, including:...
01-17-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,114
Posted By Oldairhead

In all of the discussion in all of the threads in...

In all of the discussion in all of the threads in this forum about this bike over the years I do not recall anyone suggesting that the Bianchi L'Eroica bike was superior in any significant way to an...
01-16-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,477
Posted By Oldairhead

The direction you wrap the tape in for a top to...

The direction you wrap the tape in for a top to bottom job matters a lot, though it doesn't seem to get mentioned here.
01-15-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,114
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, that is partly correct. Probably the more...

Well, that is partly correct. Probably the more significant initial reason was to make an effort to try and preserve the "white roads" of Tuscany and surrounding regions which were under threat of...
01-15-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,371
Posted By Oldairhead

Perhaps soft and supple as a description is taken...

Perhaps soft and supple as a description is taken out of context. Pliable but strong would be more accurate. The only failures that I have had on Brooks saddles were on those that were "firm" and not...
01-15-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,371
Posted By Oldairhead

I prefer to use mink oil on my saddles and my...

I prefer to use mink oil on my saddles and my reasons are as follows:
My wife is an avid equestrian, one of many on her side of the family. She still rides in two of her grandmothers saddles, one of...
01-14-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,477
Posted By Oldairhead

I am waiting for "rules for bar tape" or the...

I am waiting for "rules for bar tape" or the "taping orthodoxy" posts to start.

Edit: I'm also wondering, if you do it "wrong" and it works just fine, is it still wrong?
01-14-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,114
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, apparently it isn't currently available...

Well, apparently it isn't currently available from Bianchi anyway so try not to worry about it. At least they do not show it on their website as available, though you can find an archived listing for...
01-11-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Oldairhead

This one is already in the "Girardengo Barn" with...

This one is already in the "Girardengo Barn" with a few different component choices. My guess is that it was a nicely restored frame originally put together with a mish-mash of parts. Pretty much...
01-09-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 241,060
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, yes of course! Scooter (conveniently) has...

Well, yes of course! Scooter (conveniently) has white whiskers while his brother who is a more enthusiastic eater has a couple of pounds on him.

And then there is Cleopatra.
...
01-09-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 241,060
Posted By Oldairhead

Brothers for life, 12 years old, Beemer and...

Brothers for life, 12 years old, Beemer and Scooter.

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01-07-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,203
Posted By Oldairhead

You do not know how happy it makes me to hear...

You do not know how happy it makes me to hear this!
01-05-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,203
Posted By Oldairhead

I've never seen someone write so much while...

I've never seen someone write so much while saying so little. Hopefully we have reached the end of this saga.
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01-04-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,853
Posted By Oldairhead

The whole "sun in the eyes" angle is a red...

The whole "sun in the eyes" angle is a red herring. The simple fact is that if you cannot see where you are going then you need to stop! The term "too fast for conditions" applies here, where you can...
01-02-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By Oldairhead

Here is the referenced image. The depth of...

Here is the referenced image. The depth of knowledge displayed here never ceases to amaze me as well as Juvela's long memory! :)
...
12-29-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,203
Posted By Oldairhead

If you just shoot him an email I'm sure that he...

If you just shoot him an email I'm sure that he will correct that!
12-27-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By Oldairhead

"In 1887, British Prime Minister Robert...

"In 1887, British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil appointed his nephew Arthur James Balfour as Minister for Ireland. The phrase 'Bob's your uncle' was coined when Arthur referred to the Prime...
12-22-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By Oldairhead

Freehand drillium is like an amatuer tattoo, it...

Freehand drillium is like an amatuer tattoo, it seemed like a good idea at the time!
...
12-17-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 20,947
Posted By Oldairhead

Fast cruising on the Tissington Trail, about...

Fast cruising on the Tissington Trail, about midway at Eroica Brittania 2014.

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12-11-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,500
Posted By Oldairhead

The way this thread has devolved from being about...

The way this thread has devolved from being about football during a pandemic into a rant about racism in America is why we can't have nice things. I applaud mstateglfr for attempting to keep the...
Replies: 92
Views: 9,862
Posted By Oldairhead

This was my experience with tubeless after a year...

This was my experience with tubeless after a year of wanting to like it, on both road and MTB. It's unpleasant work in a shop, but problems are always worse when you have them in the middle of...
12-09-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,427
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, I will admit that it is a tall order to...

Well, I will admit that it is a tall order to ride them all. There are a few that are just too special to ride such as a 1984 Lino Messori that had been exquisitely repainted by Joe Bell, or a 1974...
12-08-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,427
Posted By Oldairhead

Looks like a nice starter setup! :lol: ...

Looks like a nice starter setup! :lol:

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Replies: 92
Views: 9,862
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, in ideal conditions I can replace a tube in...

Well, in ideal conditions I can replace a tube in a normal tire in about 5 minutes from dismount to remount. That includes disassembly, accessing the tools, the repair, repacking the gear and...
11-26-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,697
Posted By Oldairhead

Many a Thanksgiving dinner will be spoiled by...

Many a Thanksgiving dinner will be spoiled by politics and nationalism today and that is among family! Bringing those topics up on an unrelated internet forum seems to be tempting fate. It could...
11-22-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,399
Posted By Oldairhead

Between Pisa and Lucca in 2012. ...

Between Pisa and Lucca in 2012.

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11-15-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,680
Posted By Oldairhead

Those who find the information offered by...

Those who find the information offered by Velobase useful should consider donating some cash to their effort. There is a link at the bottom of the sidebar to do just that. I know that we are all...
11-14-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,080
Posted By Oldairhead

I've contacted Columbus to see if they have a...

I've contacted Columbus to see if they have a complete timeline that they would share. If I get a response I will post the result here.

So much of what I can find online about it is either...
11-14-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,148
Posted By Oldairhead

Woody's fenders are great, he even made some to a...

Woody's fenders are great, he even made some to a custom width for me about 5 years ago. They may not be right for every bike though. On a black and silver bike I would probably go with silver...
11-12-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,927
Posted By Oldairhead

Wow, this thread sure went south. I was going to...

Wow, this thread sure went south. I was going to comment but.................
11-09-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By Oldairhead

At a glance, that bike is probably from the mid...

At a glance, that bike is probably from the mid 80's. That is the only time period when Sancineto used that sort of cap on the seat stays, but it was a transitional period for them and they were...
10-11-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By Oldairhead

Campagnolo 980 derailleur modification

Just finished modifying a Campy 980 rear derailleur by adding Soma extended cage plates. These plates are made for older Campy units which have an M6 thread on the spring/pivot bolt, so I had to...
09-27-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 35,876
Posted By Oldairhead

Hey, Slightspeed, that's my motorbike! ...

Hey, Slightspeed, that's my motorbike!
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From Eroica California 2016, the one year...
09-23-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,268
Posted By Oldairhead

Oceanside CA to Solana Beach, gorgeous day! ...

Oceanside CA to Solana Beach, gorgeous day!

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09-17-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,432
Posted By Oldairhead

I am always amazed at how upset people get when a...

I am always amazed at how upset people get when a new steel bike is offered for sale by a manufacturer that has been around forever. Of course it is going to have some modern design elements and...
09-11-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,529
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, the short answer is not right away. I was...

Well, the short answer is not right away. I was on my way to San Diego on my motorbike on Tuesday when things started to go sideways. I initially continued on my way down the coast after the photo...
08-23-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By Oldairhead

Here is the 1950 catalog that I referred to. ...

Here is the 1950 catalog that I referred to.

https://utahrandonneur.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/girardengo_1950_catalog.pdf
08-22-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By Oldairhead

Also, that brake cable routing is reminiscent of...

Also, that brake cable routing is reminiscent of this later model Girardengo.
...
08-22-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By Oldairhead

I also have this (yet to be uploaded to the barn)...

I also have this (yet to be uploaded to the barn) image, said to be of a 1949 Girardengo. I guess I had better get busy!
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08-22-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By Oldairhead

This makes the most sense to me also. The head...

This makes the most sense to me also. The head badge style alone roughly places this frame in the 1949-59 era. The BB looks quite similar to this 1947 Girardengo version (below) and the seat stay...
08-13-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,876
Posted By Oldairhead

I saw Tom Ritchey at Eroica California a few...

I saw Tom Ritchey at Eroica California a few years ago at the top of Cypress Mountain. He was off the bike but there were clips and straps on his shoes as he was walking around. Apparently he just...
08-13-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,261
Posted By Oldairhead

These are of my bike from two different years at...

These are of my bike from two different years at Eroica California. The motorbike is a 1962 BMW R60/2 and the bicycle is a 1962 Legnano Gran Premio. The bicycle is a veteran of 2 L'Eroica long...
07-31-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,290
Posted By Oldairhead

I too recently encountered this issue with a new...

I too recently encountered this issue with a new frame from Italy. The measurement of the upper and lower headset cups measured about .28 or .29 mm larger than the internal dimension of the head...
07-22-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,997
Posted By Oldairhead

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is my favorite tool roll, the "Mopha" tool roll, very simple and...
06-25-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,529
Posted By Oldairhead

Okay, here are a few pics of the new arrival! I...

Okay, here are a few pics of the new arrival! I will follow up with more later.

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06-24-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7,091
Views: 670,230
Posted By Oldairhead

Okay, the box is opened! I'm going to move the...

Okay, the box is opened! I'm going to move the pics to another thread on this specific topic. Should be up later tonight.
...
06-22-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7,091
Views: 670,230
Posted By Oldairhead

Should I open the box? ...

Should I open the box?

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04-08-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,363
Posted By Oldairhead

Welcome to the forum. You could browse through...

Welcome to the forum. You could browse through the many posts on Eroica bikes. There are many there who have already done just what you are looking to do. You might find some inspiration in those...
03-29-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,051
Posted By Oldairhead

For me the challenge is setting up an empty space...

For me the challenge is setting up an empty space as a multi-purpose workshop after a recent move. This is how I'm doing so far!
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