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05-01-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Pm sent

Pm sent
04-25-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Today they posted that registration is open. No...

Today they posted that registration is open. No cost for initial sign up. Ride is slated for 17 October, with other events starting on Friday 15 October.
04-23-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,902
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Yeah, , youíre right. No wood in Yellow Labels. ...

Yeah, , youíre right. No wood in Yellow Labels. Must of been thinking of Weltmiesters. Both were rims that I only ever dreamed of riding.
04-23-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,902
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Fiamme Red Label. Heavier than the Yellow labels,...

Fiamme Red Label. Heavier than the Yellow labels, and without the wood fill.
04-23-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,304
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Had been taught by Eddie B. that the was to...

Had been taught by Eddie B. that the was to protect your head was to roll in a crash. Helmet, smelmet.Who needs one if you know how to fall?
Was a block from home in Seattle in about 1982. Was the...
04-17-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 573
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

might be room for a lock ring.. will consider...

might be room for a lock ring.. will consider that. Always thought it odd that fixed cup was one of the few regularly serviced parts on a bike that didnít have some sort of washer or second clamp.
04-17-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 573
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Shoe goo? Hmm. First go at the internets on...

Shoe goo? Hmm. First go at the internets on “loose BB” turned up a bunch of replies from a bunch of mountain bikers that used PTFE tape to deal with the problem. Shoe goo or tape would seem to dampen...
04-16-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 573
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

My Italian Problem

In 40 plus years messing about with bikes, last summer, for the very first time, I built up a frame with Italian threading.

It is a early 80's Merckx, found here in BF. It is not pristine, but it...
04-15-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,162
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Where’s the DT friction option in your poll?

Where’s the DT friction option in your poll?
04-06-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

A Cyclist in the English Landscape

If you have access to the New York Times, today they posted an article, A Cyclist in the English Landscape. Amazing shots, all taken by the rider, of himself. And as a bonus, on that appears to be a...
04-05-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

L’Intrepida sent out an email today. They will be...

L’Intrepida sent out an email today. They will be opening registration in a few days and it will be free to sign up. If they determine that they can hold the event in October, at some point payment...
03-28-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,356
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Friday, I swung past Spectrum on the way back...

Friday, I swung past Spectrum on the way back from my ride. First time that I had been inside since they moved to the current building. A very first rate place, and I have been in a lot of embroidery...
03-24-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,356
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Here’s a chain stitch machine in operation....

Here’s a chain stitch machine in operation. Plenty of other videos of this process if you want to see a start to finish
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRbzUEfgbmU

and here is the computer...
03-23-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,356
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Interesting. . Iíll be in Spectrums neighborhood...

Interesting. . Iíll be in Spectrums neighborhood later this week and will see what they have to say.
03-23-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,356
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Since I am explaining mode, and since I rarely...

Since I am explaining mode, and since I rarely get to talk about something I spent years doing, the letters that you are thinking of were usually die cut felt. Fancier ones had a background. As a...
03-23-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,356
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Sorry. Gotta set this straight. Yes, embroidery...

Sorry. Gotta set this straight. Yes, embroidery can be done with a home machine. It will give a result similar to chainstitch but a lot depends on the garment and how good the sewer is. Flocking came...
03-23-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,356
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Spectrum is OCWís vendor. The shop does good work...

Spectrum is OCWís vendor. The shop does good work but like most embroidery shops, they donít do chain stitch. Chain stitch is done on a specific type of sewing machine, sometimes called a Connelly,...
03-22-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,356
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

It’s chain stitch. Been trying to find some one...

It’s chain stitch. Been trying to find some one still doing it in the US but have only found a rodeo supply place in Wenatchee Wa. and have not been willing to send them a jersey for a trial....
03-22-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Zep heavy duty citrus degreaser. A few warnings...

Zep heavy duty citrus degreaser. A few warnings on label about use on stone and plastic but no cautions on metal
03-22-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Sometimes I should not clean

Saturday, I was trying to work outside but at times it was coming down so hard that I had to come inside to let the heaviest rain pass. I used that time to start sorting a bin of parts that I had...
03-18-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

LíEroica California poster...free

CLAIMED!
Found an 11x 17 poster from L’Eroica California 2017. Which is odd, since I did not ride it that year. It has a fold in it that looks like it would come out. It’s free of the cost of...
03-15-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,727
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

For a time about in about ‘76, you could order...

For a time about in about ‘76, you could order the decals from John Deere as a repair part, just as you could order any other Deere parts. Knew a couple of folks in Des Monies ok, Urbandale) who rode...
03-10-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 853
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

The decals stay. The brighter colors in them fade...

The decals stay. The brighter colors in them fade away. Please don’t try this at home.
03-10-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,397
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Itís a Blackburn, sold in the 80s. Used the same...

Itís a Blackburn, sold in the 80s. Used the same hanger for an item called the rack stand, used to hold reading material while you were on the wind trainer. Dang, those things were loud!
03-10-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 853
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Nope. Gotta go with ammonia. Wanted to clean my...

Nope. Gotta go with ammonia. Wanted to clean my bike one day when I was teenager. My mom had left out a bucket after she was done cleaning. Ammonia was her cleaner of choice. I asked if I could use...
03-10-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Nice Aurora Bike Shop sticker ! That’s gotta make...

Nice Aurora Bike Shop sticker ! That’s gotta make it worth more.
03-04-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Glad you are enjoying this. I got my second issue...

Glad you are enjoying this. I got my second issue as well. Liked this months issue as it had at least three in-depth bike reviews, one modern. Bonus is that am driving my Italian teacher nuts with...
02-28-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3,950
Views: 364,492
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

PM sent

PM sent
02-24-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 898
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Had some comments that disappeared in the thread...

Had some comments that disappeared in the thread merge so excuse me if I repeat myself.
Some great riders were developed at Alpenrose, including the late Steve Maaranen, 2x national champion in the...
02-22-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Ok.I’m in. PM incoming

Ok.I’m in. PM incoming
02-18-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,956
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Oregon Cyclewear. Yeah, great for wool but they...

Oregon Cyclewear. Yeah, great for wool but they have poly retro looking jerseys on close out at 2 for $25. Please somebody buy them all so I will not be tempted
02-17-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

A educator should have this educational item. ...

A educator should have this educational item.

And why shouldn’t I post a travel photo of Fabriano, since Dave will be traveling literally? . All towns should have parking lot views like this...
...
02-16-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Museum CD Free!

GONE TO A NEW HOME
A few years ago, I found myself in Fabriano, Italy. It’s a town known for hundreds of years for paper making. While headed to lunch, I saw a sign for “Working Bicycle Museum”....
02-14-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,257
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Sadly, it will take more than chutzpah to get the...

Sadly, it will take more than chutzpah to get the shoes made, trademark issues notwithstanding. Back in the days when I had friends working in the footwear biz, the number that they threw out for a...
02-12-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

I did talk to a guy named Biff that day. He was...

I did talk to a guy named Biff that day. He was carrying an almanac......
02-11-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Shoulda put my money on Roche

Found this betting form from the 87 Worlds. Nope, I did not put my money on SR...
02-09-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

LeTour stem plus....

SOLD
I have this stem from what I think was a’76 LeTour. Because it’s Schwinn, it’s .833. A little rust mark from where it was in the steerer but will likely come off. 15 bucks shipped in the US....
02-08-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Okay, here the spec paged from 88 catalogue. If...

Okay, here the spec paged from 88 catalogue. If you want a photo of a specific model, let me know but at this point I am only able to copy and page one page at a time of a multi page scan, and even...
02-05-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

The XR is in the 1988 catalogue as a 26Ē wheel. I...

The XR is in the 1988 catalogue as a 26Ē wheel. I will see if I can figure out how to do a scan with this device. Assume you are most interested in bikes, not the parts and stuff?
02-04-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

I have an REI catalogue from Ď88. Trionfo has...

I have an REI catalogue from Ď88. Trionfo has external cables. I own a 89 Trionfo. Internal
cables.
As far as the clearances, the 88 catalogue says the Trionfo came with 20 mm tires. It was the...
01-24-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

And like that, and offer from Pay It Forward. As...

And like that, and offer from Pay It Forward. As that was the first request, I will honor that and remove the package offer with the hub.
01-24-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

And as a bonus to the buyer.....I have a 5 speed...

And as a bonus to the buyer.....I have a 5 speed heliocomatic freewheel that I will pass on to the buyer for the price of postage. FW body is fine, I just don’t have a hub to go with it or the...
01-20-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,915
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Okay, now I get it. I read through the whole...

Okay, now I get it. I read through the whole thread and without the sound track of the recent construction next door and it makes sense. Rules do look pretty simple, and I get the goal of trying to...
01-20-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,915
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

I will dig around on the site more and see if I...

I will dig around on the site more and see if I can find them. But based on what I have seen at CV events in the US and abroad, if you are trying to meet the period correct rules on the big stuff,...
01-19-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,915
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Where the actual rules for this event? I looked...

Where the actual rules for this event? I looked on the web page and could not find them. Other thing, is that the link to CX mag and the 2019 winner quotes him as saying he rode an 11 as his smallest...
01-19-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

The end of an era....NOT politics

From VeloNews. Title sez it all

https://www.velonews.com/news/road/shimano-takes-over-neutral-support-at-tour-de-france/
01-18-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,915
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/b977cf09_ae57_480a_a2ce_385836481f8a_684bf7bc44157a566f3bbab75f5788f105010fef.jpeg
Italian Legend Bicycles has this from 1985 in their...
01-16-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

If there was a human being anywhere in the...

If there was a human being anywhere in the production process.......
01-08-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

So that's what the hashtag means.. its a Facebook...

So that's what the hashtag means.. its a Facebook link thing. Facebook and I decided that were were no longer friends some time ago so I don't speak their lingo. . But I found Grand Rappel in a web...
01-08-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

who made them?

who made them?
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