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03-28-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,479
Posted By merziac

jamesdak First of all thank you for your...

jamesdak

First of all thank you for your service, seems like it is valued by others so much less now days if not an outright negative all to often.

I would see if a partial streamline helps,...
02-17-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,763
Posted By Chombi1

Also note that in addition to not having any of...

Also note that in addition to not having any of the spoke ends proud of the spoke nipple heads, ideally, no spoke threads would show on the other end of the nipples when the wheel spokes are fully...
02-16-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,763
Posted By randyjawa

My guess is that there is more to the problem...

My guess is that there is more to the problem than improper length spokes. I would like to see the offending wheel from the side so that I could consider proper spoke pattern.

Anything this sort...
02-11-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By merziac

Oh come on, we all love a good saddle argument,...

Oh come on, we all love a good saddle argument, almost as much as we love a fixed cup removal argument. :roflmao2:
02-01-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,419
Posted By randyjawa

@ Oldairhead... [QUOTE]Looks like a fun...

@ Oldairhead...

[QUOTE]Looks like a fun project anyway, and on a third tier bike who cares about "period correct" anyway![/QUOT

Some of us do care about "period correct" and with such a bike,...
01-19-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,477
Posted By randyjawa

Finally and there is only one proper way to do...

Finally and there is only one proper way to do this! Top to bottom or bottom to top, either works just fine depending on the situation. But wrap the bars backwards will cause the tape to loosen...
01-18-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,114
Posted By Bill in VA

If that was available in the US I would buy it in...

If that was available in the US I would buy it in a flash!!!
01-15-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,114
Posted By Kabuki12

I saw the bike at the Eroica California event in...

I saw the bike at the Eroica California event in Paso Robles and I think it was a nice bike in the true spirit vintage ones they made in the sixties and seventies.
01-15-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,114
Posted By Eric F

Okay, cool, but that's not the point I was...

Okay, cool, but that's not the point I was making. Yes, there are a ton of modest-budget vintage bikes that can adequately get the job done. No doubt about it. I recently rehabbed my own vintage...
01-15-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,114
Posted By BFisher

I don't mind the retro bikes at all. Wouldn't...

I don't mind the retro bikes at all. Wouldn't some argue that many of the advancements seen in new bikes are unnecessary, and new bikes should still look like vintage bikes? I know I've read comments...
01-15-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,114
Posted By joesch

Im happy that many bike manufactures are still...

Im happy that many bike manufactures are still producing steel bikes and especially retro tributes.

What is a more interesting topic IMO is how riders, many classic :) can still conquer the eroica...
01-14-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,114
Posted By rccardr

Full disclosure: I own(ed) three of these. #1...

Full disclosure: I own(ed) three of these.
#1 was a complete bike purchased at auction at Eroica in 2016; I was the winning bidder at something north of retail. Good cause- Hospice of SLO. Still...
01-07-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,203
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Bloody hell, is the contradiction and irony of...

Bloody hell, is the contradiction and irony of all of this lost on you? You spend considerable time researching and writing about a subject that you say is boring to you and is also obscure (thus...
12-10-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,500
Posted By bbbean

Nothing makes people lend credibility to your...

Nothing makes people lend credibility to your arguments and want to pay more attention than making it a point to insult their country and/or identity.
12-08-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,500
Posted By mstateglfr

Interesting take. I saw that meme and didn't...

Interesting take.

I saw that meme and didn't think about race. I saw an accomplished 49ers qb with many rings who has criticized kaepernick's talent on the field telling that much less...
12-05-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,876
Posted By alo

I am amazed how many people just believe...

I am amazed how many people just believe everything the media tells them. I challenge you to think for yourself, and question what you are told. Consider those presenting different views (not all...
Replies: 92
Views: 9,862
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I am the last one to judge someone anyone 20...

I am the last one to judge someone anyone 20 hours into a ride and agree a tight fitting tubeless tire would be a nightmare on a cold rainy night if it needs to be replaced.
11-26-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,697
Posted By jamesdak

I for one am sick and tired of politics being ...

I for one am sick and tired of politics being brought into everything. This place needs to stay free from that madness. So no, it's silly to let that play a part in the bikes I have or will have...
11-15-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,680
Posted By no67el

Thanks for the tips about logging in! I've been...

Thanks for the tips about logging in! I've been puzzled by the page tabs not working for a while now, and have been resorting to the "quick search" function which seems to work fine.

Logging in...
11-14-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By Nubra

Wish I lived closer. This is the one you picked...

Wish I lived closer. This is the one you picked up for $25 bucks, for the saddle, right? Love the color!
COVID pricing has driven up the market here so much in Santa Cruz. You should see the !%#&...
11-10-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,653
Posted By merziac

:popcorn First of all, welcome aboard, glad...

:popcorn

First of all, welcome aboard, glad you found us. ;)

That being said, maybe not typical but not unexpected.

When it still says "Junior" by member and a total post count of 6, any...
11-09-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,653
Posted By Happy Feet

Sigh... new to the hobby and already flexing the...

Sigh... new to the hobby and already flexing the judgmental muscle.

How bout not trying to make a list of ways to look down on things and just enjoy your bike(s).
10-16-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By steve sumner

it might be fun to file it and see how deep the...

it might be fun to file it and see how deep the crack goes but it's not worth reusing
mid to low level Campy parts from this era were made in the "eastern bloc" somewhere
not the same Campy that...
10-12-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By dddd

The 980 derailers on my Torelli (with 1980's...

The 980 derailers on my Torelli (with 1980's standard road gearing) worked notably well while charging all of the rollers and switchbacks here in these foothills.

The chain and sprockets are an...
10-11-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By Wildwood

There are many gearing strategies. My 980's...

There are many gearing strategies. My 980's performance got me thru ~100mi of gravel with a good climb or two. Cino 2016. But my chainrings were 46/30 and the freewheel was 14/28 (i think, maybe 26)....
10-11-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By Salamandrine

I haven't thought about this in 35 years, but now...

I haven't thought about this in 35 years, but now that I do, I think it had more to do with the dropout design of the bike that it commonly came on in the shop where I worked at the time. They just...
10-11-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By SurferRosa

When I saw Wildwood put one of these on his...

When I saw Wildwood put one of these on his Harding, I knew it would make for the perfect mech for a gravel road bike. It just looks the part ... perfectly. Well done on the mod to the Soma cage....
10-02-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 31,559
Posted By Manny66

No L'Eroica 2020, No problem. Since some of us...

No L'Eroica 2020, No problem. Since some of us still had Reservations in Cambria ,A few of us went ahead and drove out to Cambria and did the Piedras Blancas Route to the Lighthouse.

We ALL abided...
09-27-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By merziac

This is how it starts, Legnano content.

Got this Legnano DS crank and pedal for fun, maybe the Magistroni rings OR maybe the whole bike, just need to find a big frame or whole bike, cheap. ;)

Aside from being crusty, its in great shape,...
09-20-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,432
Posted By nomadmax

Which is it? "It's a crying shame big...

Which is it?

"It's a crying shame big manufacturers don't make steel frame/fork, quill stem, down tube shifter, rim brake bikes anymore".

"That's a miserable excuse for a currently produced...
09-18-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,432
Posted By ShannonM

A couple of degrees of top tube slope does not a...

A couple of degrees of top tube slope does not a compact frame make.

I can understand the argument that those 2 degrees shouldn't be there, given that the original bike didn't have them. I can...
09-12-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,529
Posted By vespasianus

Holy crap that is terrifying. Stay safe.

Holy crap that is terrifying. Stay safe.
08-14-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,261
Posted By thinktubes

This talk of shifting reminded me of this C&V...

This talk of shifting reminded me of this C&V practice:

https://64.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lkl7pkGjO11qads8no1_1280.jpg
08-13-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,261
Posted By merziac

I'm in, got at least half a dozen of these, raced...

I'm in, got at least half a dozen of these, raced twice a week come heck and high water for 18 years.

Delivered AND received 100's of a** whoopin's along the way. ;)

Bulletproof 1977 Standard...
12-19-19, 10:02 PM
12-19-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,529
Posted By Mad Honk

I have been playing very well with all of these...

I have been playing very well with all of these old school bike frames for the last forty years and I can't think of any other build that surpasses the steel construction of a vintage bike. I just...
12-19-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,529
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Hear, hear, anyone with disdain for this...

:thumb: Hear, hear, anyone with disdain for this being done by A. Battaglin, Bianchi, DeRosa, Formigli or anyone else that has been doing it or still does it the way its been being done can bugger...
10-18-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20,303
Views: 3,429,332
Posted By rccardr

They are actually very nicely made bikes. Frames...

They are actually very nicely made bikes. Frames come out of Reparto Corsa. Well finished. Components are limited run, ten speed, downtube shifted stuff that looks and works well. List on these was...
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