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09-16-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,148
Posted By sincos

The only Zeus thing I have I've had for eons, a...

The only Zeus thing I have I've had for eons, a 25.8mm seatpost. I got it for my first Motobecane, and ... it didn't fit. Too big. It's been moldering away in the parts bin until recently, when I got...
09-14-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By sincos

Won't affect the paint (they used good paint) but...

Won't affect the paint (they used good paint) but helicopter tape will lift decals. I use it on mine as the damage to my decals is minor compared to existing damage but if ever I get around to a...
09-09-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By sincos

Gorgeous bike. I used to think I liked the black...

Gorgeous bike. I used to think I liked the black and red ones best, but I think red and black might be even better. I just found one myself and am currently cleaning it up, though it's not in such...
08-30-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By sincos

Thanks! I knew someone here would know. It's...

Thanks! I knew someone here would know. It's still quite a nice unit, the spindle is hefty but but with the alloy cups the BB itself is fairly light.
08-29-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By sincos

Stronglight BB ID

Hi all, what sort of BB is this? The markings on the spindle are "Stronglight", "marque deposee" and what is probably a partial stamp of a "1" followed by "18" which I'm guessing is the length (the...
08-29-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By sincos

390g!! That's way heavier than a Rolls! ...

390g!! That's way heavier than a Rolls!



I'm with Hiro, at least my Rolls is flatter longitudinally than the Turbo but more rounded transversely, with less flare from the nose to the base....
08-25-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By sincos

To Ultegra or SRAM F22? How would either be an...

To Ultegra or SRAM F22? How would either be an upgrade?
08-23-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,434
Posted By sincos

Just weighed the Rolls -- 364 g. My...

Just weighed the Rolls -- 364 g. My titanium-railed Turbo is 278 g, IIRC the regular Turbo was around 320 g, comparable to the Concor (which I also hate). So the Rolls is heavier, but hardly way...
08-22-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,643
Posted By sincos

Indeed. The thing that hath been, it is that...

Indeed. The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no thing new under the sun.

(What you say doesn't mean it won't be the...
08-22-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,643
Posted By sincos

Yeah, well, it's been 110 since the Alcyon. ...

Yeah, well, it's been 110 since the Alcyon.

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Garrigou on his...
08-21-21, 03:38 PM
08-21-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By sincos

Here was the problem: ...

Here was the problem:

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08-21-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By sincos

Biit OT here, but were there very many white...

Biit OT here, but were there very many white ones? Or is there a rule somewhere, Bianchis non possono essere bianchi?
08-20-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,298
Posted By sincos

OK my 2c. Most elegant: Suntour Superbe Pro,...

OK my 2c.

Most elegant: Suntour Superbe Pro, Huret Jubilee
Coolest: Sanko Procyon, Huret Duopar
Class of one: Nuovo/Super Record

Ugliest: Huret Duopar, those pastel Ofmega Mistral things ......
08-20-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By sincos

You don't even need a straightedge to see that...

You don't even need a straightedge to see that the DT is bent vertically :( It's going back.

Yours looks beautiful. Earlier model though, as it still has fender eyelets (a good thing, in my book)
08-17-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By sincos

Good catch! I didn't see that at all ... but I...

Good catch! I didn't see that at all ... but I did feel it while inspecting the headset. It's actually quite noticeable on the DT but even in the top tube it's a bit out of round. Requesting a return...
08-17-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By sincos

The depth of expertise on this forum never ceases...

The depth of expertise on this forum never ceases to amaze me, thanks I learned a lot here. Too bad it's not a keeper ...
08-16-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By sincos

Thanks! I take it this is the oxalic acid...

Thanks! I take it this is the oxalic acid solution, though I suppose you can make it up from crystals.

Having one now reminds me that I've never understood these Shimano BBs. Why recess the cups...
08-14-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By sincos

Hoping that's the case here. My first real bike...

Hoping that's the case here. My first real bike was a Super Mirage (I think) made out of 2040 that might still be the sweetest handling bike I've ridden. This one's supposed to be full 172, but only...
08-14-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By sincos

Motobecane Grand Record

Hi all,
Recently picked up a MB Grand Record frame. It was advertised as a 1982, from the catalogs I'm guessing 1980, but AIUI the catalogs have sometimes a tenuous relationship with reality....
08-09-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,912
Posted By sincos

I have no idea whether Indurain was clean or not...

I have no idea whether Indurain was clean or not but he was never a poor climber. His only road stage wins in the tour were mountain stages with uphill finishes. At Cauterets he was the rabbit that...
08-05-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,112
Posted By sincos

Well, there's this...

Well, there's this (https://www.englishcycles.com/custombikes/stainless-superlight/). But 1. It's got a carbon fork. 2. It's not C/V. 3. I don't think I'd trust ANY bike that weighs < 10 lbs, no...
08-05-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 807
Posted By sincos

And here I thought you were braising a filet of...

And here I thought you were braising a filet of something ...
08-05-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,711
Posted By sincos

Well, I've only caught highlights on YT, but both...

Well, I've only caught highlights on YT, but both of the team pursuits are worth watching. In the women's, the Germans but the British over their knees and gave them a righteous spanking, nearly...
07-21-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,912
Posted By sincos

For those following the sport, it was really...

For those following the sport, it was really obvious he was.



Well, obviously. But most of us could just about hold our noses when dope was the marginal difference. The difference between that...
07-20-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,912
Posted By sincos

Since we're wondering about possible dope use...

Since we're wondering about possible dope use just because of performance, why aren't we asking about Vingegaard? Decent, not spectacular as a youth. Decent, not spectacular as a pro. No special form...
07-18-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,912
Posted By sincos

No idea, but right now I'd give him the benefit...

No idea, but right now I'd give him the benefit of the doubt. He was clearly a spectacular talent early, like LeMond or Fignon, not like Armstrong or Riis. Also, the 5+ gap to second is misleading:...
07-17-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By sincos

In 1979 Hinault had 3+ min on Zoetemelk going...

In 1979 Hinault had 3+ min on Zoetemelk going into the final stage but took a 50+km flyer anyway. Zoetemelk eventually latched on but lost the sprint to Hinault. The rest of the field came in 2...
07-08-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,487
Posted By sincos

True, that. I would be happy for Cav. ...

True, that. I would be happy for Cav.



Wellll ... Merckx had outsprinted some of the great sprinters in the TdF, like Roger de Vlaeminck at the Strasbourg velodrome. The difference was that...
07-08-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,487
Posted By sincos

After that derny accident in 1969 which killed...

After that derny accident in 1969 which killed his driver, knocked him out for 45 minutes, broke his pelvis, and led to trapped nerves Merckx said he never again rode completely free from pain and...
07-08-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,341
Posted By sincos

Well, if you're going BITD, Hinault did the...

Well, if you're going BITD, Hinault did the triple in 1979: he won a Pyrenean stage to Pau including the Peyresourde and Aspin, a 205 km sprint stage, beating the likes of Didier Thurau and a young...
07-02-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,341
Posted By sincos

It is kind of amusing that a 250 km stage is...

It is kind of amusing that a 250 km stage is considered a long endurance fest these days ...
06-24-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By sincos

Atala are still around -- have you tried writing...

Atala are still around -- have you tried writing them directly?
06-20-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By sincos

Schwinn, just different enough to avoid lawyers....

Schwinn, just different enough to avoid lawyers. That's got to be intentionally taking the p*ss. Reminds me of a screenshot I saw from Mulan which had a rocket with "danger" written in simplified...
06-19-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By sincos

Also, what kind of BB? Press-fit?

Also, what kind of BB? Press-fit?
06-19-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,371
Posted By sincos

Maybe start with what it is you find special...

Maybe start with what it is you find special about the 400 and go from there.
06-17-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By sincos

I'd seen the double track straps but those are...

I'd seen the double track straps but those are overkill even more than Christophes are underkill ... so those laminated MKS and especially the VO with the pad look good, thanks! And way more...
06-16-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,289
Posted By sincos

Didn't someone make "Vector" tubing...

Didn't someone make "Vector" tubing once?
06-16-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By sincos

For straps: actually, a really good question....

For straps: actually, a really good question. Does anybody make Binda-style (double thickness) straps these days? The Christophes are OK but thin and stretchy.

To OP: avoid nylon. They're not...
06-15-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 825
Posted By sincos

Ah ... hmmm. Strange but cool. For some reason...

Ah ... hmmm. Strange but cool. For some reason I'm reminded of Alfonsina Strada...
06-14-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,339
Posted By sincos

I think it's a question of which compromises...

I think it's a question of which compromises you're willing to put up with. You might also try an A7RII, second hand ones are spectacular bang for buck so if you come a cropper you're not out...
06-14-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By sincos

Yes but before getting a new pump check the one...

Yes but before getting a new pump check the one you have. Many pumps have a reversible chuck or (more commonly) reversible insert in the chuck which in one direction is for Schraeder (like you find...
06-13-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,060
Posted By sincos

Hmm. Decent, unpretentious, much loved, well-used...

Hmm. Decent, unpretentious, much loved, well-used -- sounds like a winner to me! Definitely worth some TLC.

As for Clara, I'm sure I'm not the only one interested to see how that one turns out,...
06-11-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,060
Posted By sincos

You could say that :) Though these days probably...

You could say that :) Though these days probably only known to longtime racing fans and Colnagophiles -- Ernesto Colnago's first job (at 13 years old!) was at Gloria.
06-11-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By sincos

Cool, thanks. Still wondering about the chainstay...

Cool, thanks. Still wondering about the chainstay tab, though. Doesn't look like a derailleur cable guide -- chainguard maybe?
06-11-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,799
Posted By sincos

They weren't as nice as, say, Clement Criterium,...

They weren't as nice as, say, Clement Criterium, but they were better than the clinchers of the day (don't know how they'd compare now, but I bet they'd hold their own at least). The steel belt...
06-10-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By sincos

Seriously cool frame. I like the arrow on the...

Seriously cool frame. I like the arrow on the seatstay caps and the Aztec lugs. But what is the tab on the DS chainstay for, and are those derailleur hanger mounting holes? Why are there 2?
06-10-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,799
Posted By sincos

First time I tried 23c's I thought "these are...

First time I tried 23c's I thought "these are kind of big." And still felt dead even compared to the Futuras and Invulnerables I'd been riding (and those are NOT the most supple of sewups). 25c's...
06-07-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,376
Posted By sincos

Federico Bahamontes, one of the great climbers in...

Federico Bahamontes, one of the great climbers in the sport, famously took an ice cream break at the top of the Col de Romeyeres(? IIRC) in the 1954 TdF. He claimed he had broken a spoke halfway up...
05-22-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,313
Posted By sincos

Was that tubing Cyclex? 4130? Hi-tensile? How is...

Was that tubing Cyclex? 4130? Hi-tensile? How is Cyclex different from 4130, anyway? (I've heard Cyclex has a trace of vanadium, but have no idea if that's correct).
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