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04-03-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Oldairhead

Is he a Brit? They have their brake levers...

Is he a Brit? They have their brake levers reversed so maybe he is a "rear brake" cyclist using the fromt brake! :)
03-24-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 921
Posted By Oldairhead

This 2001 Pegoretti Palo Santo is perhaps my most...

This 2001 Pegoretti Palo Santo is perhaps my most comfortable bike and it's almost vintage! Comfort and speed are both critical for riding long distance events. Without both you may never finish in...
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.
03-07-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 992
Posted By Oldairhead

Have we seen pics of it before here? I have two...

Have we seen pics of it before here? I have two De Bernardi bikes and am always interested to look at others.
02-11-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By Oldairhead

Don't be afraid of using some leather treatment...

Don't be afraid of using some leather treatment on the saddle. I prefer mink oil but others seem to like proofide better. At the risk of starting another saddle argument, I believe that you want the...
02-09-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,654
Posted By Oldairhead

"Lifetime warranty" actually means the life of...

"Lifetime warranty" actually means the life of the company, not the actual product they build. I had a lifetime warranty on a product from a company whose business model included going bankrupt every...
02-01-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,419
Posted By Oldairhead

My current inventory of Legnano's include 1 Roma...

My current inventory of Legnano's include 1 Roma and 2 Gran Premio's. The 1974 GP also has the brake guide hanger mount but it is not threaded and was never used after the bike was originally built....
01-31-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,419
Posted By Oldairhead

Legnano's had hand painted downtube logos until...

Legnano's had hand painted downtube logos until the early 1960's, as per a couple of 1962 examples which I have (Gran Premio, Roma Olympiade). On the lower tier models, who knows if that is still...
01-31-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 988
Posted By Oldairhead

I have done this myself and it works pretty well,...

I have done this myself and it works pretty well, and you can still remove the nut after the lock tite has set. A little light grease or vaseline on the threads (not on the exterior of the nut) also...
01-27-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,652
Posted By Oldairhead

This has got me thinking. If I put a kickstand on...

This has got me thinking. If I put a kickstand on my Bianchi L'Eroica bike would that make people love it or hate it more?
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...
01-17-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By Oldairhead

If you have some more detail pics (including...

If you have some more detail pics (including frame #) I would be happy to include this one on my blog page.

https://utahrandonneur.wordpress.com/the-lygie-barn/
01-17-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Oldairhead

This one may be a little large but it should be...

This one may be a little large but it should be tough enough! PM for more info.

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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, 12:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,114
Posted By Oldairhead

There are quite a few on this forum who have...

There are quite a few on this forum who have actually purchased one. They tend to keep their head down though because of the hostility shown towards these bikes. :mad:


To keep the price this low...
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...
01-11-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Oldairhead

1962 or 63 Girardengo

I just saw this on the "Bay." Does this belong to anyone here?
...
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!
01-06-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,203
Posted By Oldairhead

:deadhorse2: :deadhorse2: :deadhorse2: ...

:deadhorse2: :deadhorse2: :deadhorse2: :deadhorse2: :deadhorse2: :deadhorse2:
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.
:deadhorse2:
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...
01-04-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By Oldairhead

Yet in reviewing the thread links posted above it...

Yet in reviewing the thread links posted above it has not been conclusively answered. Most definitions of the word "vintage" relate to wine but there are two from Dictionary.com that may apply here....
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, 11:50 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,203
Posted By Oldairhead

I dunno, maybe it's just me but I don't know...

I dunno, maybe it's just me but I don't know anyone who attended a concert at Winterland who called it a ballroom. That label was "tongue in cheek" for those who didn't actually go inside. If you...
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, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Oldairhead

I used some Dia Compe levers on mine. ...

I used some Dia Compe levers on mine.

https://utahrandonneur.wordpress.com/2020/07/01/1973-lygie-condorino/
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...
12-27-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Oldairhead

Condorina bars are the most quintessentially...

Condorina bars are the most quintessentially Italian city bike bar!

https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/condorina-bar
12-26-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,054
Posted By Oldairhead

I was just thinking that "light weight" and...

I was just thinking that "light weight" and "commuter" are rarely used in the same sentence.
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!
...
12-22-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,776
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, the numbers are there for all to see. You...

Well, the numbers are there for all to see. You had 43 new cases on Sunday (Dec 20) alone! That is down from the nearly 700 new cases a day that you had back in May.
...
12-20-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,641
Posted By Oldairhead

I had no luck in the C&V sales area, may as well...

I had no luck in the C&V sales area, may as well post it here for fun!

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Link to...
12-19-20, 06:20 PM
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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12-13-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Oldairhead

Here is my 2008 Colnago Master X-light with...

Here is my 2008 Colnago Master X-light with fluted tubing, purchased new as frame and fork.
...
12-13-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,776
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, I did read the story, and I did not write...

Well, I did read the story, and I did not write the headline. Perhaps the new method will be better, only time will tell. However, I stand by my assertion that the data may not reflect an accurate...
12-13-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,776
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, the numbers are low in Australia and that...

Well, the numbers are low in Australia and that is great, but averaging 10 new cases a day is hardly zero. That's over 1000 new case in the last 100 days, and there are likely 10 undiagnosed cases...
12-13-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,776
Posted By Oldairhead

Here is a headline from yesterdays paper, the...

Here is a headline from yesterdays paper, the Oregonian. It makes you wonder if you can really trust the numbers at all!

"Oregonís image problem: COVID-19 testing numbers looked terrible, so...
12-13-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,853
Posted By Oldairhead

I have ridden on that road (Hwy 95) a number of...

I have ridden on that road (Hwy 95) a number of times. The paved shoulder to the right of the rumble strip is too narrow for a double pace line and too narrow for the support vehicle. It is...
12-12-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,853
Posted By Oldairhead

Cross posted in another topic: A local shop...

Cross posted in another topic:
A local shop owner said "That shoulder on the side of that highway is wide enough to fit three cars." While that may be true if you count the gravel shoulder, the...
12-12-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By Oldairhead

A local shop owner said "That shoulder on the...

A local shop owner said "That shoulder on the side of that highway is wide enough to fit three cars." While that may be true if you count the gravel shoulder, the paved portion is less wide. Still,...
12-11-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,501
Posted By Oldairhead

:lol:

:lol:
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