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06-07-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By Oldairhead

Hey, nice job! Can I grab these photos and put...

Hey, nice job! Can I grab these photos and put them up on my Sancineto page? Thanks!

https://utahrandonneur.wordpress.com/sancineto-bicycles/
05-27-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,035
Posted By Oldairhead

It's BRAKE, not break (unless it's broken)!

It's BRAKE, not break (unless it's broken)!
04-11-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 13,930
Posted By Oldairhead

A ride like this does require many volunteers but...

A ride like this does require many volunteers but I do not think that was the problem this year. Wesley's role was changed due to personal and other reasons. His title this year was "Event Founder"...
04-09-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 13,930
Posted By Oldairhead

I supported the Nova event on Saturday and rode...

I supported the Nova event on Saturday and rode the Coastal Route on Sunday. It was fun to be on the course both days! When my friend sent the pic I noticed Giancarlo in the background! BTW, I WAS...
03-31-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,779
Posted By Oldairhead

I will be at Eroica CA as well and would love to...

I will be at Eroica CA as well and would love to see your Lygie. Always pleased to meet another Lygie owner. I will be supporting the Nova Eroica event on Saturday on my moto but should be back at...
03-06-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,442
Posted By Oldairhead

That's nice Robbie. I thought she was asking for...

That's nice Robbie. I thought she was asking for opinions but thats my error. I don't think mine was out of line but maybe I was wrong. Here is my new response.

Women like pink bikes!

I hope...
03-06-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,442
Posted By Oldairhead

I do not dispute that there are many "women...

I do not dispute that there are many "women specific" designs available and that that is a good thing. But going back to the original question, "Wondering what the women here prefer in frame design"...
03-04-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,442
Posted By Oldairhead

If you reverse the gender of the question and ask...

If you reverse the gender of the question and ask what kind of frame do men prefer you will understand how ridiculous the question is!
12-19-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By Oldairhead

Yes, on the later years of Sancineto bicycles the...

Yes, on the later years of Sancineto bicycles the frame number corresponds with the year of manufacture. When that thresh-hold is crossed though is currently unclear. I haven't put much time into...
11-26-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,779
Posted By Oldairhead

Squire, In all likelihood your rear dropout...

Squire,

In all likelihood your rear dropout spacing is 126 mm. Unless you plan on spreading the rear you may have to stick with 6 or 7 speed. Or,you might be able to MacGyver something to 128...
11-26-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,936
Posted By Oldairhead

Glass houses!

If I was going to take the time to write something myself this would pretty much sum it up! I ride mainly in SoCal and the PNW and I witness so much bad behavior by cyclists that I am often...
09-20-18, 09:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,828
Posted By Oldairhead

Paso didn't like Erocia California though! I...

Paso didn't like Erocia California though! I think the change is because Paso was being, shall we say, d!cks about it. Like Paso Robles or not, they didn't seem to want the event to be held there...
08-23-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 986
Posted By Oldairhead

Dario Pegoretti, RIP

We lost another great frame builder today, Dario Pegoretti dies at age 62.

https://road.cc/content/news/247339-dario-pegoretti-famed-italian-framebuilder-dies-aged-62
08-22-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 844
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, about a thousand riders (and myself) braved...

Well, about a thousand riders (and myself) braved the smoke on Sunday and rode the Portland Century. My 1998 De Bernardi didn't seem to mind the smoke as much as the hills!
08-16-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,579
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, they did ignore me, on several occasions. I...

Well, they did ignore me, on several occasions. I wanted to like the shop, they just made it so hard! I am a "seasonal local" (is that a thing) and on each occasion that I visited I had to almost beg...
08-16-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,579
Posted By Oldairhead

I'm sorry, I already don't miss them. But I think...

I'm sorry, I already don't miss them. But I think there are lessons to be learned here. #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) don't ignore your customers!
07-26-18, 11:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,579
Posted By Oldairhead

I stopped by this shop shortly after they first...

I stopped by this shop shortly after they first opened and several times after. I liked the idea of a shop that they were trying to promote but that never seemed to translate to my experience there....
07-13-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By Oldairhead

My earlier comments about Eroica California...

My earlier comments about Eroica California should not be considered criticism of the organizers there. They are doing the best they can in a state that is becoming increasingly hostile to larger...
07-11-18, 11:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By Oldairhead

Without a doubt Eroica Britannia has the best...

Without a doubt Eroica Britannia has the best food and drink!!!!!
07-11-18, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By Oldairhead

I have ridden the long routes at Gaiole,...

I have ridden the long routes at Gaiole, Britannia, Hispania and California. Out of those I feel like Gaiole was the toughest with Hispania being the next most difficult. Of those rides, the ones I...
06-27-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By Oldairhead

Gee Thanks! I didn't think that anyone was...

Gee Thanks! I didn't think that anyone was watching. I will try and measure up now!
06-26-18, 10:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,016
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, it's interesting that you asked! Just this...

Well, it's interesting that you asked! Just this past Saturday I rode the Grand Tour Double Century, along with about 300 or more other riders. In fact this is my 85th ride of 200 miles or greater in...
05-28-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By Oldairhead

My Bayliss Wiley freewheel unit hub, the original...

My Bayliss Wiley freewheel unit hub, the original freehub! It was basically a NOS unit still in the box, but I did a complete disassembly to inspect, remove some rust spots and pack the bearings. It...
05-13-18, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By Oldairhead

Just purchased a Bayliss-Wiley 3 speed rear hub...

Just purchased a Bayliss-Wiley 3 speed rear hub which is shown on the referenced page above. Patiently awaiting its arrival! It is destined for use on a 1948 PT Stallard which has its original...
05-08-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,486
Posted By Oldairhead

I've always thought it appropriate to try and...

I've always thought it appropriate to try and match your clothing style to the year and model of your bike. I've ridden more than half a dozen Eroica's now on everything from a 1962 Legnano Gran...
05-06-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Oldairhead

1948 P.T. Stallard

Here is my latest acquisition and project, a 1948 P.T. Stallard Montherly. I picked it up at the market at Eroica California this year. I am just getting started with an assessment of what I have and...
04-26-18, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 979
Posted By Oldairhead

In Portland it's either tweed or nothing at all! ...

In Portland it's either tweed or nothing at all!

World Naked Bike Ride in Portland 2017: Traffic, start time, where to meet OregonLive.com...
04-22-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By Oldairhead

I know, I didn't have a good pic from Cayucos for...

I know, I didn't have a good pic from Cayucos for this year so I stole one from last year! You can't slip anything past this crew. :lol:
04-21-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By Oldairhead

Eroica California 2018, blog post and pics.

Here is a link to my blog post with some pics from the medium coastal route. Feel free to add a link your own content in this thread.
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04-20-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Oldairhead

Looking for a painter!

Hi all,

I guess nobody has asked this question before :) but I am looking for a painter to do a nice job on a 1948 Stallard Montherly. I'll post pics of the bike later once I get it cleaned up. I...
04-20-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 632
Posted By Oldairhead

I did this ride two years ago, it is perhaps the...

I did this ride two years ago, it is perhaps the best of the Eroica events! The long route is quite hard, more of the beauty of fatigue in this one! Here is a brief post on my ride.
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04-17-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By Oldairhead

Partly it was the shouting and honking by drivers...

Partly it was the shouting and honking by drivers while I was riding to the right of the white line, and partly to the unnecessarily close passing by car and truck drivers both on Saturday and...
04-17-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By Oldairhead

Is Eroica California moving?

I heard this rumor several times during the weekend. It turns out that in spite of this being the largest EC to date with approximately 1100 participants, the community is not very supportive of this...
03-31-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 15,166
Posted By Oldairhead

I will be riding at EC this year with an outside...

I will be riding at EC this year with an outside chance for Eroica Japan, on my modified Bianchi L'Eroica (https://utahrandonneur.wordpress.com/2016/07/26/refining-the-bianchi-leroica/). I'll be...
03-30-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 15,166
Posted By Oldairhead

How can Strava be wrong, it's on the internet! :)...

How can Strava be wrong, it's on the internet! :)

L'Eroica Italia has many short but steeper sections of 25% plus!
03-29-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 15,166
Posted By Oldairhead

If you look at that Strava elevation profile and...

If you look at that Strava elevation profile and drag the cursor through it slowly you will notice many short sections exceeding 10%. In fact there are several short pitches exceeding 25%, both up...
03-26-18, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,399
Views: 98,412
Posted By Oldairhead

ISO: Sachs Neos Front Derailleur, clamp on or...

ISO: Sachs Neos Front Derailleur, clamp on or braze on. If clamp on then 28.6.
03-25-18, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By Oldairhead

I had a Royce Union like that! It was a 20 inch...

I had a Royce Union like that! It was a 20 inch wheel Sting Ray knock off, department store bike. Purchased at Gemco, I think. I remember their claim that it was the lightest "Sting Ray" type bike in...
03-08-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By Oldairhead

I have these (in a cassette version), they came...

I have these (in a cassette version), they came on a Bianchi I bought a couple of years ago. They seem nice enough but the finish is only average.
03-07-18, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,472
Posted By Oldairhead

Thanks for the info, do you have scans of your...

Thanks for the info, do you have scans of your catalogues that you would be willing share? The bike is torn down right now and I have removed some damaged decals. They appear to be identical to the...
03-06-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,000
Posted By Oldairhead

Rubber grommets for top tube cable routing

I am looking for a source for the rubber grommets used for internal cable routing on the top tube of a mid 80's Miele road bike. It is an oblong hole with a 17 mm measure at the longest point. I have...
03-06-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,472
Posted By Oldairhead

Are you confident about the 1990 date. I have the...

Are you confident about the 1990 date. I have the same bike, with all original components and although I am not sure of the year of manufacture it seems earlier than 1990 to me. It is 6 speed SIS and...
03-04-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 22,347
Posted By Oldairhead

I have suggested this idea for a couple of years...

I have suggested this idea for a couple of years now but no-one seems interested. It seems that people want to stay anonymous at this gathering. :foo:
02-02-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 22,347
Posted By Oldairhead

If there was a way to identify BF members...

If there was a way to identify BF members attending EC at a glance it could add to the social aspect of the gathering. Say if there was a colored ribbon on the bike or jersey you could spot a BF...
01-20-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 22,347
Posted By Oldairhead

I believe that you can contact Wes thru the EC...

I believe that you can contact Wes thru the EC Facebook page.
01-19-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
Posted By Oldairhead

Because old tired legs cannot crank 53/49 rings...

Because old tired legs cannot crank 53/49 rings up 20% grades anymore! :lol:

A 48/36 is much more useful to me these days!
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12-28-17, 10:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,916
Posted By Oldairhead

Vienna is pretty flat, and there is no need for...

Vienna is pretty flat, and there is no need for super stoppers if you are just riding for coffee and Sacher Torte. I loved the bars and wooden hand grips! Modern tires, kickstand and other stuff show...
12-28-17, 09:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,916
Posted By Oldairhead

I saw this bike in Vienna the other day. That...

I saw this bike in Vienna the other day. That makes it an Austrian bike, right?

https://utahrandonneur.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/20171227_103031.gif
12-20-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 142,314
Posted By Oldairhead

I honestly know very little about the lower tier...

I honestly know very little about the lower tier Legnano from that period. But it still looks sharp!
12-16-17, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 142,314
Posted By Oldairhead

Ding ding! I would agree with Condorino that...

Ding ding! I would agree with Condorino that yours is not the original headset. Below is a pic of my 1962 GP with its original Magistroni headset. If you want to be "correct" this is what you want....
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