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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...
04-06-21, 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...
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...
03-22-21, 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....
03-18-21, 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...
03-10-21, 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.
03-04-21, 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...
02-24-21, 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...
02-17-21, 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...
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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”....
02-12-21, 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...
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...
01-16-21, 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.......
01-06-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Bici DíEpoca in PDF!

On a trip to Italy, while walking through a town square, I looked up at a newsstand and saw an old bike on the cover of the magazine. The mag was Bicicletta DíEpoca. I bought it and found that it was...
01-06-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Ma2 1984-2021

Went to change a tire last night on a front wheel that I use as a backup. It has served me well. I built it in 1984 when I needed a new training wheel and figured training on a slightly heavier wheel...
12-31-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,583
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Cockpit when used in reference to a bike. If you...

Cockpit when used in reference to a bike. If you want to pretend your bike is an airplane, put a baseball card in your spokes.
12-10-20, 10:20 PM
12-10-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,753
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

53/39 didnít come into use until the 80s. 39 was...

53/39 didnít come into use until the 80s. 39 was not possible with the Campy NR crank and 144 BCD. Only when the 130 BCD came about, thanks Shimano, did 39s get used. And the 53 was usually not the...
11-18-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Thanks for the input. The WTB tires look...

Thanks for the input. The WTB tires look interesting but would never fit on the current winter bike. Oh, I see! I need a summer bike, a winter bike, and a leaf season bike! I will get on it.

And...
10-22-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,482
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

When your bike was built, commuters faced a...

When your bike was built, commuters faced a bigger issue than clothes or fenders : Lights. For most people, most places, it’s dark at one or both ends of their work day. Gotta see and be seen. Now...
10-19-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Model 101s never are truly comfortable until your...

Model 101s never are truly comfortable until your little toe starts to peek through. Dang. Wish I still had mine.
10-15-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,830
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

There’s a truing stand on eBay that wants to be...

There’s a truing stand on eBay that wants to be in your shop next to the work stand...
10-14-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Thanks. ​​​​

Thanks.
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10-12-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

HPXs are almost always on the Rivendell site but...

HPXs are almost always on the Rivendell site but My last two came from garage sales. Goal is to collect enough that I don’t have to swap them between bikes.
10-03-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

mastrofisso in Arezzo, Italy. They have two...

mastrofisso in Arezzo, Italy. They have two models, one with a classic flat sole that will require cleats. They will mail order pretty much anywhere. Run by a very nice guy named Mattia Fracassi.
...
09-22-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,523
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Mine broke through the pedal eye. It was less...

Mine broke through the pedal eye. It was less than five years old at the time. Shop where I bought the bike gave me a used replacement, not because there was any notion of a warranty but because they...
09-19-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Fratelli d‘Italia. But only when I am on an...

Fratelli d‘Italia. But only when I am on an Italian bike. Or am wearing Italian clothing. Or if pasta is on the menu for my next meal.
09-18-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

6 month streak broken

It was raining this morning, and the air quality was such that there was some air to breathe, so I got on the bike for the first time in a week.

As I pedaled away from the Palazzo, I thought back...
09-15-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,389
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Happy to see the bike but the reviewer? What was...

Happy to see the bike but the reviewer? What was he thinking? Of course it has cloth tape. Of course it has toe straps. Saying those things make the bike less desirable is like reviewing a car built...
09-12-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 833
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Okay. Non Fixie is in the lead here, but I am...

Okay. Non Fixie is in the lead here, but I am awarding myself double points for this one.....Campionissimo and bike brand on one street sign...
...
09-12-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,694
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Here it is ...

Here it is

https://www.tracksupermarket.com/brakes-117/brake-adapter-kits/dia-compe-clamp-on-brake-set-front.html
08-22-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,561
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Crushed Limestone? You are pronouncing it...

Crushed Limestone? You are pronouncing it incorrectly. It is a Strada Bianca,
08-03-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,224
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Early in this post, you mentioned changing...

Early in this post, you mentioned changing pedals. Below is a poster of Mark Allen, the guy who was the athlete that Nike associated with the product. Not a great shot of the pedals, but those sure...
08-03-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,950
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

This bike is aluminum. See the decal? Reynolds...

This bike is aluminum. See the decal? Reynolds Aluminum.
06-26-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,569
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

So Young Spadoni drops by today. I tell him what...

So Young Spadoni drops by today. I tell him what sage advice the denizens of BF offered on his next bike and showed him a couple bikes on CL that he could consider when he was ready to buy a new...
05-05-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 109,659
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

In almost a year, this bear has only made it...

In almost a year, this bear has only made it about a half mile. Spotted on Oleson Road today.

...
05-04-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,832
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

On rims, if you really want to hunt, Fiamme...

On rims, if you really want to hunt, Fiamme Yellow Label, the ones with the balsa blocks would be period correct. No matter what rims, try to get the wheels tied and soldered.

Tires? Yes to road...
05-04-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,832
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

If you want this to be a 70’s bike, at least as...

If you want this to be a 70’s bike, at least as ridden in the US, all Campy parts are your first choice. It would have been acceptable to show up with Campy clones, especially Zeus. There were a lot...
04-29-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3,950
Views: 364,681
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

and the pedal tools are pedal spindles, cut and...

and the pedal tools are pedal spindles, cut and ground to give a little more depth to go through all cranks?
04-29-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3,950
Views: 364,681
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

only a little off topic but on the modified cup,...

only a little off topic but on the modified cup, is it really as simple as cutting at right angles to the threads for this to work? About how many slots are needed and how deep? Thanks.
04-23-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Another Sport shut down?

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Spotted this on my (solo, properly distanced) ride...
03-31-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

QR ? REG water bottle cage

Went looking for a cage to put on the early 70ís Fuji that is almost ready to go. Thought I had an old handlebar cage that would be right for the era. Pulled it out, and turns out it is NOT the...
02-15-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Rebecca Twigg, Pursuit.

Rebecca Twigg, Pursuit.
01-14-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

No big deal. It is funny how the search works...

No big deal. It is funny how the search works sometimes. Really, I was just hoping I would be able to help someone spend their money. Spending my own? Thatís another story. Missed out on something...
01-09-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,923
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

I love vintage bikes except for the parts that I...

I love vintage bikes except for the parts that I really need are ones that I lost, gave away, or mangled years ago and now can’t be found without hours on the internet and a stack of cash. And...
11-29-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Thanks for the explanations. Ofo seems to have...

Thanks for the explanations. Ofo seems to have skipped Portland. Just as well. Its undocked bikes likely would be subject to the same force that draws electric scooters to their demise at the bottom...
11-29-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

ofo ?

ofo ?
11-28-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

How to sell a bike...anytime

The pies were done, dishes washed, just waiting to head to the in-laws for the big meal. I headed out for a bit of appetite enhancement aka a ride.

passing a local shop, I saw a bike parked in...
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