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08-30-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By Brad L

I'll take the 110mm Cinelli (middle in photo).

I'll take the 110mm Cinelli (middle in photo).
08-24-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2,383
Views: 178,483
Posted By Brad L

Gitane Refurb

I started refurbishing my 83 Gitane Interclub to use as a gravel bike for Eroica training. So far everything except the fixed cup was easily removed. The Sheldon Brown method plus my impact wrench...
08-24-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 52,437
Views: 7,076,362
Posted By Brad L

That's a nice looking bike! I hope the bar end...

That's a nice looking bike! I hope the bar end caps aren't indicative of the bike's weight. ;)
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08-12-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 113,495
Posted By Brad L

The Raleigh with child seat was seen near the...

The Raleigh with child seat was seen near the British Museum in London during our vacation last month.
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Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By Brad L

I would guess this to be a 1972-74 Colnago Super....

I would guess this to be a 1972-74 Colnago Super. IF the front derailleurs is original, it dates from 1972-77 as it has the circlip but no CPSC lip. The wreath decal on the downtube was used from...
08-10-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24,658
Views: 2,331,363
Posted By Brad L

This was paved the last time we were here. A...

This was paved the last time we were here. A little gravel never hurts, I guess. We got in 49 miles at 17.7 mph on the long, straight, flatish, roads.
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08-09-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,984
Posted By Brad L

Not exactly a hatchback, but you can pick up a...

Not exactly a hatchback, but you can pick up a Volvo 240 Wagon for a reasonable amount and they're extremely reliable. This is my 92 Wagon and there's plenty of room with the rear seat down for my...
08-06-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,542
Posted By Brad L

I quit reading Bicycling Magazine years ago. But...

I quit reading Bicycling Magazine years ago. But when they released this article about how to draft, I knew I couldn't take anything they print seriously. In particular is this line: "To get the...
08-06-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,161
Posted By Brad L

I never smoke, drank, or did drugs, but fate...

I never smoke, drank, or did drugs, but fate struck when I was 22 and my kidneys failed. That was 35 years ago. I usually envy those who've managed to stay healthy, but not this time. You merely...
08-04-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,027
Posted By Brad L

I bought a different model ALE cage for my...

I bought a different model ALE cage for my Colnago and it came with the same clips.
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07-31-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 52,437
Views: 7,076,362
Posted By Brad L

I don't know Cinellis well enough to verify if...

I don't know Cinellis well enough to verify if this is actually an SC or not, but it may be worth a look. It's probably a good thing it's way too big for me, or I'd be in trouble with SWMBO.
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07-30-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,948
Posted By Brad L

1. Brad L, Brad L (obviously), Cypress, TX ...

1. Brad L, Brad L (obviously), Cypress, TX

2. Route - LVDS

3. Primary Riding Bike - Unknown at this point. I plan on renting locally so I'm at the mercy of what's available. If anyone knows of...
07-16-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,195
Posted By Brad L

I apparently have a bit of it from my earlier...

I apparently have a bit of it from my earlier radiation treatments on my neck (I had a neck dissection and 35 nodes removed followed by 6 weeks of radiation). My neck muscles on the left side are...
07-16-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,195
Posted By Brad L

I had a PET scan yesterday that examined from the...

I had a PET scan yesterday that examined from the top of my head to my groin. The results show no new cancer, and the cancer in my lungs is dead. Side effects have been non-existant, and my lung...
07-11-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,680
Posted By Brad L

Are there companies that rent bikes for Eroica...

Are there companies that rent bikes for Eroica California that can be picked up locally?
06-27-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,276
Posted By Brad L

It depends on the geometry of the bike. I had a...

It depends on the geometry of the bike. I had a crap road bike when I was a teenager that I could ride all day with no hands. Fifteen years later I get a Specialized Sirrus road bike that won't...
06-24-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 114,270
Posted By Brad L

1969 Colnago Super. It has Cinelli stem, bars,...

1969 Colnago Super. It has Cinelli stem, bars, and saddle, and full NR except for Tipo hubs with Nisi rims.
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Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By Brad L

I bought the bike today and posted it on the C&V...

I bought the bike today and posted it on the C&V page here (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1176152-1960-fiorelli.html#post20987249). I paid $200, so I think I got a fairly good deal.
06-19-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By Brad L

1960 Fiorelli

This bike followed me home today. The seller was the second owner, who says the original owner claimed it to be a 1960 model. There seems to be very little info on the early non-Coppi Fiorellis.
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Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By Brad L

I thought that might be the case, especially...

I thought that might be the case, especially since your hands tend to wrap around the outside of the levers. SWMBO is not happy about another bike so I haven't purchased it yet. The owner is holding...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By Brad L

I saw the bike today and, though itís a bit...

I saw the bike today and, though itís a bit larger than my size, I was able to take it for a quick spin around the block.

The seller says he bought the bike from the original owner, who dates the...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By Brad L

Value and year of vintage Fiorelli

I may purchase this vintage Fiorelli if the price is right, so I need to know an idea of its value before I can bargain. I'd also like to see if someone has an idea of a year of manufacture. My best...
06-04-19, 01:19 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,730
Posted By Brad L

They're plastic cages - also by Specialized.

They're plastic cages - also by Specialized.
05-30-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,730
Posted By Brad L

This is my 1990 Specialized Sirrus Triple that...

This is my 1990 Specialized Sirrus Triple that I've had since new. I haven't ridden it in probably 20 years....
05-07-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,226
Posted By Brad L

1983 Gitane Interclub (future project) ...

1983 Gitane Interclub (future project)

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04-29-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,777
Posted By Brad L

Turkeys. It was just before Thanksgiving, so I...

Turkeys. It was just before Thanksgiving, so I thought they may have been making a run for it.
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04-29-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,195
Posted By Brad L

I had the 4 radiation treatments in the second...

I had the 4 radiation treatments in the second week of April and, unfortunately, I have to wait until mid-July to have tests run to see how well it may have worked. In the meantime, I'm back on the...
04-07-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,195
Posted By Brad L

After a discussion with a radiation oncologist at...

After a discussion with a radiation oncologist at M. D. Anderson, I've decided to go the radiation route. The doctor assures me he can kill the tumor with 4 treatments. I had the CT simulation on...
03-31-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,649
Posted By Brad L

I came close to hitting one as well many years...

I came close to hitting one as well many years ago. I was waiting to turn right onto a one-way street. Traffic was heavy so I was waiting for a gap and, moments before I could make my jump, a guy...
03-29-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2,502
Views: 503,329
Posted By Brad L

Thanks! The sun is finally shining again so it's...

Thanks! The sun is finally shining again so it's getting more use now.
03-25-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24,658
Views: 2,331,363
Posted By Brad L

Sunday morning I rode 66.6 miles with 1064 feet...

Sunday morning I rode 66.6 miles with 1064 feet of climbing.
Forum: Texas
03-17-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By Brad L

If it hasn't started already, Terry Hershey Park...

If it hasn't started already, Terry Hershey Park is in for quite a change.
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03-13-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,195
Posted By Brad L

I had a pre-surgical chest x-ray on Jan. 22 to...

I had a pre-surgical chest x-ray on Jan. 22 to have surgery on a torn meniscus in my right knee (I pushed too hard on a long, hilly ride). Unfortunately they found a mass which was confirmed a few...
03-10-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24,658
Views: 2,331,363
Posted By Brad L

I rode with a friend today who's been off the...

I rode with a friend today who's been off the bike a while. We did 30 miles together averaging a touch over 13 mph, but after we got back to the cars, I headed out for another 16 miles to bring my...
03-08-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By Brad L

We've been having those crazy weather swings in...

We've been having those crazy weather swings in Houston as well. However, warmer temps bring in the moisture from the Gulf so we get crappy weather either way. Sunny and clear it's very cold,...
03-07-19, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2,502
Views: 503,329
Posted By Brad L

This has been my regular go-to bike since I built...

This has been my regular go-to bike since I built it in 2001.https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_6774_621e23d804029447d7998c7917a131584f56fb27.jpg

And this is my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,780
Posted By Brad L

This, but in a Vietnamese jail:...

This, but in a Vietnamese jail: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2019/02/15/fort-lauderdale-airport-air-canada-passenger-jokes-bomb-arrested/2880691002/
03-01-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 69,185
Posted By Brad L

I currently have 95mm Cinelli 1A stem with...

I currently have 95mm Cinelli 1A stem with Cinelli Giro d'Italia bars. Both old logo and 26.0, which is difficult to find. I need somewhere in the 120-130 range but I can't be sure until I get the...
03-01-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 69,185
Posted By Brad L

After a few years of occasionally searching for a...

After a few years of occasionally searching for a good quality vintage Italian bike in my size (52cm bikes are not as common as I'd like), I found this last August near my daughter's high school. The...
02-28-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 69,185
Posted By Brad L

Here's my 1969 Super. ...

Here's my 1969 Super.
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02-28-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 624,181
Posted By Brad L

1983 Gitane Interclub

I picked this up several years back for $10 from a charity resale shop. I have plans for it but just haven't gotten to it yet.
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02-28-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,088
Posted By Brad L

It keeps my heart healthy while the rest of my...

It keeps my heart healthy while the rest of my body falls apart around it.
02-27-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,050
Posted By Brad L

Ever since a friends keys stabbed him during a...

Ever since a friends keys stabbed him during a crash, keys (and other sharp objects) go in the seatbag - not in jersey pockets. Always.
02-27-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By Brad L

Why tempt fate? Change the tube.

Why tempt fate? Change the tube.
02-25-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 957
Posted By Brad L

Crash 1 (Oct. 1999) Right clavicle broken into 3...

Crash 1 (Oct. 1999) Right clavicle broken into 3 pieces. I had my front wheel taken out during a Miss&Out on the velodrome. Hard recovery.

Crash 2 (Jul. 2000) Left clavicle fractured. In a double...
02-20-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,810
Posted By Brad L

1940s Bianchi Folgore with Cambio Corsa.

1940s Bianchi Folgore with Cambio Corsa.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,229
Posted By Brad L

I assume this means you've never changed a front...

I assume this means you've never changed a front wheel that didn't have lawyer tabs, meaning you had to open the quick release, then unscrew the skewer. I've ground off those tabs on every bike I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,405
Posted By Brad L

Around 20 years ago I was in a race that finished...

Around 20 years ago I was in a race that finished with two laps of a 13 mile loop out in the country. Being in the last third of the pack, I saw a small-ish dog run directly into the pack ahead of...
02-11-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,191
Posted By Brad L

In a Lifeproof case in my left rear jersey...

In a Lifeproof case in my left rear jersey pocket. You can't read an iPhone screen in the sun so there's no point in a handlebar mount.
02-11-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,136
Posted By Brad L

Thanks for this post. I watched most of it and...

Thanks for this post. I watched most of it and it was great to see some of the great champions of the era such as Bartali, Magni, Bobet, and Robic, in the full flight. There was even Coppi as a...
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