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03-21-19, 08:54 AM
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Posted By mpetry912

Long range weather forecast cross posted from...

Long range weather forecast cross posted from Gugie's thread

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03-21-19, 08:51 AM
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Views: 4,955
Posted By mpetry912

Weather update for Eroica weekend

OK, long range weather update shows very nice 68 degrees and sunny !
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03-14-19, 10:48 AM
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Posted By mpetry912

For sure. Lots of unique cycling experience...

For sure. Lots of unique cycling experience here. Two things you don't want to miss : First, make sure you take your bike on a ferry, there's something cool about riding off the ferry, exploring...
03-12-19, 01:24 PM
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Posted By mpetry912

Cross posted from the Eroica CA thread ...

Cross posted from the Eroica CA thread

Eroica registration update in "New Portal" at www.myeroica.cc (http://www.myeroica.cc/)Even if you registered before, you have to go to the NEW PORTAL at...
03-11-19, 06:36 PM
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Views: 3,051
Posted By mpetry912

Oh, there is a story on that black Cinelli. I...

Oh, there is a story on that black Cinelli. I rode the crap out of it AND made money on it ! It was the "positive net worth" Cinelli.

In 1982 I went to visit Spence Wolf at his house in Covelo,...
03-11-19, 10:41 AM
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Posted By mpetry912

Here are two from my stable ...

Here are two from my stable

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03-03-19, 09:39 AM
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Posted By mpetry912

do the nips turn ? or are you just twisting the...

do the nips turn ? or are you just twisting the spokes ?

try putting a drop of penetrating oil into each nip, let sit overnite and see if that helps.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
03-02-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By mpetry912

Good luck with that one. One of the nice things...

Good luck with that one. One of the nice things about the campagnolo components is they can be repaired and spare parts are available. I think the only way you're going to find a spare part is to...
02-27-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By mpetry912

I think it was Bob Roll that said his 87 Merckx...

I think it was Bob Roll that said his 87 Merckx 7-11 race bike was the best bike he'd ever ridden.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
02-24-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By mpetry912

So here is an interesting thing building on the...

So here is an interesting thing building on the discussion above. There has been some experimentation with alternate wheel sizes, to be sure 650c triathlon bikes - but back in the late 70s Cino...
02-23-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 886
Posted By mpetry912

700c (ETRTO / ISO 622) wheel is marginally...

700c (ETRTO / ISO 622) wheel is marginally quicker and as several have pointed out you have a much wider tire selection.

27 is a leftover standard from the 50s/60s for US made "10 speed" bikes...
02-22-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,068
Posted By mpetry912

Gang I think the thread may be conflating two...

Gang I think the thread may be conflating two different failure modes described as "skipping"

- freewheel pawls or annular rack teeth worn, resulting in the whole FW block "skipping"
= or =
- 1...
02-22-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,068
Posted By mpetry912

wait a minute, you are using a record 10 chain on...

wait a minute, you are using a record 10 chain on a dura ace freewheel ? I suggest you try another chain, I recommend a Sachs PC-850. The record 10 chains are narrow and since you report skipping...
02-18-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 957
Posted By mpetry912

all right, last piece of advice for today : don't...

all right, last piece of advice for today : don't bust your knuckles removing those pedals ! we've all done it.

before you start, spray something (PB Blaster, WD40, I use Aero Kroil) into the...
02-18-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 957
Posted By mpetry912

If you've had problems with cleats creaking or...

If you've had problems with cleats creaking or squeaking - here's a free tweak !

every now and then, rub a bar of soap on the pedal "claw" mechanism that engages the cleats.

Easy, free and...
02-18-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 957
Posted By mpetry912

Hanna almost all pedals for modern bikes are...

Hanna

almost all pedals for modern bikes are a standard size of 9/16 X 20. Unless you buy pedals for a child's bike, or some vintage French pedals (unlikely in clipless) you can be very confident...
02-17-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 825
Posted By mpetry912

these are exceptionally good bikes. does yours...

these are exceptionally good bikes. does yours have the wood plug in the steerer tube ?

You got what looks like a real nice Ideale "90" in the deal. Not easy to find one. yours looks like it's...
02-15-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,032
Posted By mpetry912

think about the tubes too, becoming brittle. A...

think about the tubes too, becoming brittle. A flat is one thing. A blowout on the front "bang !" will take you down. It will hurt. If you are going downhill at speed, it will likely hurt more.
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02-13-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,955
Posted By mpetry912

Eroica registration update in "New Portal" at...

Eroica registration update in "New Portal" at www.myeroica.ccEven if you registered before, you have to go to the NEW PORTAL at https://myeroica.cc (https://myeroica.cc/) and RE REGISTER. New...
02-12-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,127
Posted By mpetry912

here's the very lightly worked over IRD crankset...

here's the very lightly worked over IRD crankset done by Jon Williams just a few weeks before he left us. Gosh what a talent and so helpful and easy to work with.

Campagnolo 34t inner ring and...
02-10-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By mpetry912

certainly you can get the cups threaded in and...

certainly you can get the cups threaded in and the bearings adjusted. Your goal is to get the chainline set up so that the middle rear cog is aligned with a plane that lies between the chainrings....
02-10-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,986
Posted By mpetry912

I don't have any "rules" per se on this topic. ...

I don't have any "rules" per se on this topic. Each bike has it's own vibe and I try to follow that. One of the nicest and most important "upgrades" that can be done on vintage bikes is to go to...
02-10-19, 11:00 AM
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Posted By mpetry912

Hello Matt ! Yes snow bound. I rode your cream...

Hello Matt ! Yes snow bound. I rode your cream colored Singer last summer and remember what a sweet riding bike it was !

Hope you don't mind me posting this pic of your bike
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02-10-19, 10:26 AM
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Posted By mpetry912

is there one of these on the thread ? Alex...

is there one of these on the thread ? Alex Singer "Sportif" built for me in year 2000. It has the larger "cyclo touring" rear rack.
I rode it from Seattle -> San Diego in 2009.
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02-06-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 399
Posted By mpetry912

yes, you are right, with a long enough cage and...

yes, you are right, with a long enough cage and careful selection of chain length, you MAY be able to get the chain to wrap the large / large or small / small combination on a triple, but why ? ...
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