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10-14-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 543
Posted By speedevil

Looks like a fun event - sort of like the Coppi...

Looks like a fun event - sort of like the Coppi party but with fenders.
10-14-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By speedevil

Once I removed the 7403 freehub from the hub, I...

Once I removed the 7403 freehub from the hub, I cleaned it out with brake cleaner, and then let it soak in Mobil 1 synthetic gear oil for a couple of days. Took it out and let it drain for another...
10-13-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By speedevil

If you're looking for a shock-absorbing stem,...

If you're looking for a shock-absorbing stem, there is one available. It's called Redshift Shockstop (https://redshiftsports.com/shockstop-suspension-stem). There are many reviews for it - google...
10-13-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,221
Posted By speedevil

A quick check shows that the domain registration...

A quick check shows that the domain registration is current. Checking the DNS "A" record and pinging the site shows DNS is working and the server hosting the site is up.

I haven't used nmap so I...
10-11-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,815
Posted By speedevil

The Nitto Technomic is tall at 225mm for 25.4mm...

The Nitto Technomic is tall at 225mm for 25.4mm bars. The Nitto Dynamic is 150mm tall, but it is for 26mm bars. The Nitto NTC-150 stem is for 25.4 bars, but is not as tall as the Technomic, by...
10-11-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,926
Posted By speedevil

The consensus is that the Masi Nuovo Strada...

The consensus is that the Masi Nuovo Strada imported by TSD and painted in the US was built by the Billato brothers. I just finished this build a month or so ago. Rides beautifully with the Vittoria...
10-10-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 725
Posted By speedevil

Cup and cone BBs will tolerate slight...

Cup and cone BBs will tolerate slight misalignment better than cartridge BBs. Since you've already checked the threads, and have by now made sure there isn't an obstruction that is pushing the...
10-08-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 466
Posted By speedevil

I have a set of these pedals on my Cannondale -...

I have a set of these pedals on my Cannondale - SPD on one side and platform on the other. They're not the lightest (by a long shot) but they are well made and will last. They are fairly easy to...
10-08-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,985
Posted By speedevil

FYI - my 1989 Cannondale ST600 has 128mm spacing...

FYI - my 1989 Cannondale ST600 has 128mm spacing in the back. 126 or 130 hubs will fit with no issues either way. Also, the 1989 models have the dimpled chainstays, which definitely allows for...
10-08-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 687
Posted By speedevil

The ride I did earlier was from Crystal Lake, I...

The ride I did earlier was from Crystal Lake, I think. It was an out and back, then fish tacos for lunch. I may have confused that ride with this one.
10-08-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 687
Posted By speedevil

I've done this ride before, actually it was my...

I've done this ride before, actually it was my first get-together with folks from BF. It was a good time. I rode a Bianchi Limited that I had just rebuilt - I should have kept that bike.

But...
10-08-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,894
Posted By speedevil

I'm working on a Pinarello build now, and...

I'm working on a Pinarello build now, and initially I'll run the original Mavic clincher rims with Vittoria Corsa 25mm tires. I have a set of NOS Mavic tubular rims that I was going to lace to the...
10-07-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By speedevil

Using hairspray is pretty common when installing...

Using hairspray is pretty common when installing the left grip onto the bars on motorcycles, and the right grip onto the throttle tube. I've used rubbing alcohol for installing mtb grips and it...
10-06-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,894
Posted By speedevil

+100 for this. I just cleaned the old glue off...

+100 for this. I just cleaned the old glue off the rims and taped on a set of Vittoria Corsa Speed tubulars for my Masi build. The Effetto glue remover worked very well, and the rims looked as if...
10-06-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 730
Posted By speedevil

Very nice nomadmax. Well worth the trip to...

Very nice nomadmax. Well worth the trip to Milwaukee, obviously.
10-04-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,061
Posted By speedevil

There might be something going on in WI around...

There might be something going on in WI around that time - not sure but worth paying attention to the C&V subforum just in case.

There were some noises about a C&V ride in the Mineral Point area...
10-04-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,599
Posted By speedevil

I've heard the story. It's a good one, and Allan...

I've heard the story. It's a good one, and Allan tells it well.
10-04-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,599
Posted By speedevil

I'm fairly certain that a carbon bike with...

I'm fairly certain that a carbon bike with Shimano components would ***plode under Allan before he got to the start line. Not 100% certain, but with rounding, yes. OK, fine, 99.9999999999999%.
10-04-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 38,661
Posted By speedevil

^^^^^ That's a good one.

^^^^^ That's a good one.
10-04-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,599
Posted By speedevil

If nomadmax actually rides that Varsity, it might...

If nomadmax actually rides that Varsity, it might just be my only chance to keep up with him. otherwise, I'll get to the crash site (speaking theoretically, I hope) sometime over the weekend.

If...
10-02-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,599
Posted By speedevil

If that were to happen, you'd only be 3 miles...

If that were to happen, you'd only be 3 miles from the finish. Does that work?
10-02-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,009
Posted By speedevil

tiger1964, not sure about the headbadge vs head...

tiger1964, not sure about the headbadge vs head decal. Could be a difference with the TSD imports vs the GC models. Maybe someone with more knowledge than me will help out.
10-02-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,599
Posted By speedevil

Should be a good time.

Should be a good time.
10-02-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,009
Posted By speedevil

I've installed the replacement pads in the Chorus...

I've installed the replacement pads in the Chorus holders, and replaced the Koolstops. The Vittoria tubs are on now, and I've updated the photos.

I'm calling it finished.
10-02-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 38,661
Posted By speedevil

^^^^^ Nice, Allan. Hometowns are pretty great.

^^^^^ Nice, Allan. Hometowns are pretty great.
10-01-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 762
Posted By speedevil

I would replace the axle. Should be easy to find...

I would replace the axle. Should be easy to find a replacement of the proper length and likely less than $10. A lot less if you have a local bike co-op. And if you agree about the replacement,...
10-01-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By speedevil

@due rote - thanks for the offer, but I placed an...

@due rote - thanks for the offer, but I placed an order last night. I ordered a bag of 100, in sizes 00 and 0 and 1/8" length from McMaster-Carr. So when I'm finished, I'll have 198 of them to give...
09-30-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By speedevil

Fastening a Pinarello headbadge

I think these are the right "screws" to fasten a headbadge to the headtube. They're not actually screws, the head is round like a rivet and they have helical threads that cause it to turn as it is...
09-29-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,892
Posted By speedevil

I guess technically it isn't a bike - not yet...

I guess technically it isn't a bike - not yet anyway. I'm expecting this will be a winter project. A Campy Record/Super Record group would be very nice on this one. Notice the shaped tubing at the...
09-29-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 38,661
Posted By speedevil

Took a nice ride out of Hopkinsville, Kentucky to...

Took a nice ride out of Hopkinsville, Kentucky to the Jefferson Davis Monument in Fairview, Kentucky. It was closer than I realized and I'd not been out there before.

Swiped these photo from the...
09-28-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By speedevil

I used pool noodles when I packed framesets for...

I used pool noodles when I packed framesets for shipping to the painter. Blocks in the dropouts, and secured the fork to the already-noodled (is that a phrase?) frame. Both frames arrived without...
09-27-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,009
Posted By speedevil

AngryFrankie, I believe you're right about this...

AngryFrankie, I believe you're right about this frame being built by Billato Brothers. I couldn't come up with the name yesterday. I do know that they built some Lemond frames, from some posts by...
09-26-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,009
Posted By speedevil

AngryFrankie, I believe it was built in Italy,...

AngryFrankie, I believe it was built in Italy, and painted in the US. I could be wrong, so please correct me if I'm mistaken.
09-26-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,061
Posted By speedevil

Hey guys, I going to skip the trip north. 12...

Hey guys, I going to skip the trip north. 12 hours on the road up and back, with likely rain for Saturday just isn't worth the long drive. I'll miss the people and the ride itself, but not the...
09-26-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,009
Posted By speedevil

masi61 - almost all of the paint is original,...

masi61 - almost all of the paint is original, just some touch-ups on the seatstays and the top tube. Then Duane clearcoated over all of it. I didn't buff it at all, just used some Mothers...
09-25-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,009
Posted By speedevil

masi61, I have Campy brake pads enroute, and they...

masi61, I have Campy brake pads enroute, and they will go into the original Campy holders. The the Koolstops will be gone, from this bike anyway.

The first set of Campy pads I bought didn't fit...
09-25-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,009
Posted By speedevil

The tubulars are Yellow Jersey tubs, and will be...

The tubulars are Yellow Jersey tubs, and will be replaced by some Vittoria Corsa tubs very soon. The paint touch-up was not extensive, mainly some scratches on the seatstays and the top tube. All...
09-25-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,009
Posted By speedevil

Finished up the Masi

The Masi is finished, almost a year and a half after I actually bought the bike. The paint was touched up by Duane at chestercycles.com. You'll notice the Roadlink, which lets the RD clear a 30t cog....
09-24-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,637
Posted By speedevil

Back from the shakedown ride with the Masi...

Back from the shakedown ride with the Masi running a 3x10 Chorus group. I used a Roadlink so the RD would clear the 12-30 cassette. Happy to report that it works and shifts well. I needed a mid-ride...
09-24-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,637
Posted By speedevil

Well said, Doc. The nomadmax version. A great...

Well said, Doc. The nomadmax version. A great line from Tombstone.
09-24-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,637
Posted By speedevil

That depends on how old-style you mean. I'm using...

That depends on how old-style you mean. I'm using a roadlink on a Chorus 10sp medium cage RD so that it will clear a 12-30 cassette at the low (big) end. My Campy Rd doesn't have the same design B...
09-23-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,061
Posted By speedevil

^^^^^ Brian, that Bianchi is very nice. Looking...

^^^^^ Brian, that Bianchi is very nice. Looking forward to seeing it and you. I'm bringing a 1989 Cannondale ST600 this year. Weather forecast is looking good for Saturday. Donuts await!
09-22-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,149
Posted By speedevil

I'm pretty sure the center of the C&V universe,...

I'm pretty sure the center of the C&V universe, at least last weekend, was in Hollandale, WI at the Centenario Coppi. Perhaps it was a short-term blip on the C&V radar, but it was a stellar...
09-21-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
Posted By speedevil

I bought a Fuji Dynamic 12 in 1978. It was my...

I bought a Fuji Dynamic 12 in 1978. It was my first "decent" road bike, compared with the Huffy I rode up to that point. Wish I still had it. It would have a place in with the Lemond, Masi, and...
09-17-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,195
Posted By speedevil

^^^ yes the links to google albums work. But you...

^^^ yes the links to google albums work. But you cannot upload an individual image from a google album to the site. I suspect it's because the URL doesn't end with .jpg or .png or some other image...
09-17-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,195
Posted By speedevil

I'm trying to upload from the google-provided...

I'm trying to upload from the google-provided sharing URL, but the image upload dialog won't accept the URL. I tried embedding the URL inside two img tags, but no luck there either.

Here's the...
09-17-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,195
Posted By speedevil

This is an experiment - I'm trying google photos...

This is an experiment - I'm trying google photos instead of my usual smugmug. Please let me know if there are problems with this link. Thanks.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/JSY7Ts4HM3gcetfw7

I...
09-16-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,195
Posted By speedevil

While we're waiting for the photos to be...

While we're waiting for the photos to be uploaded, and the follow-on comments, a bit about the weekend:

First, sincere thanks to Dave iab and Rob RobbieTunes for their behind-the-scenes and...
09-06-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 38,661
Posted By speedevil

We were in Carpinteria in April of this year to...

We were in Carpinteria in April of this year to see our daughter in a collegiate National Speech Tournament at the Santa Ana high school campus.

We drove north up to Carpinteria, just looking...
09-01-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By speedevil

Actually, Effetto Mariposa does sell a glue...

Actually, Effetto Mariposa does sell a glue remover / rim cleaner. I've just picked up a tube of the cleaner and some Caronga tape for a pair of Vittoria Corsa tubs.

I'll clean the rims and then...
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