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11-13-22, 01:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,441
Posted By Andrew_G

In 1981, when I was 24 years old, I comfortably...

In 1981, when I was 24 years old, I comfortably rode three double centuries in one month on a Selle San Marco Concor 'Supercorsa' saddle. After the aluminum seat rail on the Concor broke, I then...
11-05-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,848
Posted By Andrew_G

Two suggestions: 1) Cycles Grand Bois (in...

Two suggestions:

1) Cycles Grand Bois (in Japan) makes reproduction Campy brake cable sets. Not cheap, but supposedly fully reverse compatible:
...
11-03-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,319
Posted By Andrew_G

The Phil Wood grease formulation has definitely...

The Phil Wood grease formulation has definitely changed. It 'stinks' more now. I suspect that sulfur has been added to or increased in the mix.
11-02-22, 12:25 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,689
Posted By Andrew_G

Steve: The newest version of the VAR tire...

Steve:

The newest version of the VAR tire jack is fiberglass reinforced, but the tool still buckles when pulling on a tight tire.

Andrew_G
11-01-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By Andrew_G

Giant also provides butyl tubes with 32-34mm...

Giant also provides butyl tubes with 32-34mm valve length, although they're of 'standard' weight.

I wanted lightweight butyl tubes with a 32-34mm valve, and the Panaracer R'Air tubes fits the...
11-01-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,689
Posted By Andrew_G

Steve: Thanks for your reply. Please...

Steve:


Thanks for your reply. Please advise whether you find the Veloflex Open Corsa EVO tires become easier to remove and reinstall if they've been ridden a few times. Veloflex says the tires...
11-01-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,689
Posted By Andrew_G

Bogester: I subscribed to Vintage Bicycle...

Bogester:


I subscribed to Vintage Bicycle Quarterly when it was new. I kept going when it became Bicycle Quarterly, but Jan increasingly moved away from the vintage and randonneuring articles...
10-31-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,689
Posted By Andrew_G

Steve: How difficult (easy?) is it to...

Steve:

How difficult (easy?) is it to install Veloflex Corsa EVO tires on to your Mavic MA2 rims?

Andrew G.
10-07-22, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By Andrew_G

On Thursday 10/6/22, I rode the San Gabriel River...

On Thursday 10/6/22, I rode the San Gabriel River bicycle path northbound, starting from its south end in Seal Beach. I crossed the Iron Bridge and continued north on the SGR path past El Dorado park...
10-06-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By Andrew_G

In 1976, I bought gold anodized Nisi tubular rims...

In 1976, I bought gold anodized Nisi tubular rims for my first racing bicycle. My Nisi rims also had the drilled countersinking on the outside face, like yours. My rims had a sticker instead of a...
09-27-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By Andrew_G

Wholesale parts supplier Euro-Asia shows that...

Wholesale parts supplier Euro-Asia shows that they stock old Campy pedal cups (#672) and dust caps (#678), among others:
...
09-25-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Andrew_G

I wouldn't use the bus's bike rack. Ride, drive,...

I wouldn't use the bus's bike rack. Ride, drive, or Uber (which I haven't used) instead. I read a story years ago in either a bike forum or the LA Times, where a bus passenger had his bicycle stolen...
09-12-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Andrew_G

If the 10 speed chainring fits the crank,...

If the 10 speed chainring fits the crank, definitely use it. However, the 10 speed chainrings will likely have a more narrow spacing between the rings. You may need to add a set of spacers under one...
09-11-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,092
Posted By Andrew_G

I've similarly found that most Campy seat post...

I've similarly found that most Campy seat post pinch bolts broke at the base of the threaded (male) end. The socket for the male side's allen wrench is pretty deep, and thus doesn't leave a lot of...
09-11-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 568
Posted By Andrew_G

I have a 2017 Della Santa, which Roland made for...

I have a 2017 Della Santa, which Roland made for me. The BB shell is Italian threaded.

Roland told me that he generally did Italian threaded BBs , but he could do English by special request. My...
09-01-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 78,497
Posted By Andrew_G

Here's a correction to the WU station link shown...

Here's a correction to the WU station link shown above:
https://www.wunderground.com/hourly/us/ca/pasadena/KCAPASAD140/date/2022-9-4

Andrew G.
09-01-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 78,497
Posted By Andrew_G

Per Weather Underground, at the ride start of...

Per Weather Underground, at the ride start of 11:00 am, the local temperature will be around 95ºF, and if the ride takes 2-3 hours, then the temperature at the ride finish will be 100ºF.

Here's...
08-23-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By Andrew_G

John: Thanks for posting the video to...

John:


Thanks for posting the video to your visit at Jeffrey Bock; it was great to see the quality and variety of Bock's work.


The Campagnolo seatpost on your recently purchased DeRosa is...
08-21-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,760
Posted By Andrew_G

A few notes: 1) I's Bicycle / Cycles Grand...

A few notes:

1) I's Bicycle / Cycles Grand Bois in Japan stocks new construction Campy reproduction brake cable sets, in black casing only. I've run the GB web page thru the Google translator:...
08-07-22, 01:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By Andrew_G

In 2017, Roland Della Santa had one or two sets...

In 2017, Roland Della Santa had one or two sets left of NOS 1st generation SLX tubes. One NOS SLX tubeset was used to build my 2017 DS.

Since I'm of moderate weight (~155 lbs) and I usually ride...
08-07-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,104
Posted By Andrew_G

If you want new wheels built to vintage...

If you want new wheels built to vintage specifications (aka "obsolete"), you'll have to find a vintage friendly bike shop.


In Southern California (Long Beach) I recommend:...
08-06-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By Andrew_G

One additional comment: SLX tubes were made of...

One additional comment: SLX tubes were made of traditional diameters.
If the Fondriest has oversized tubes (I can't reliably tell from the photos) that might be the reason for the special Fondriest...
08-06-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By Andrew_G

The general difference between SL and SLX tubes...

The general difference between SL and SLX tubes is that there are additional reinforcing ridges added to SLX tubes at the bottom bracket area, to stiffen things up a bit. The rIdges in the SLX seat...
08-04-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,225
Posted By Andrew_G

Here's the Regulation (ie, rules) page for Eroica...

Here's the Regulation (ie, rules) page for Eroica California: https://eroica.cc/en/california/regulation


Eroica-CA rules are, for the most part, copied from Eroica-Italy.

In particular, see...
07-22-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Andrew_G

I've owned several Richard Sachs frames over the...

I've owned several Richard Sachs frames over the years, but none at present. I've copied the dimensions of my most recent RS frameset on to my current custom bikes.


I do prefer a low bottom...
06-29-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Andrew_G

Robert: The pedals don't make your legs...

Robert:

The pedals don't make your legs sore. If your cleat setup on the shoe/pedal is wrong, you may then develop problems.

As other have mentioned, front to back placement of the foot on the...
06-12-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Andrew_G

Per this vendor, the Chorus BBs are 102mm: ...

Per this vendor, the Chorus BBs are 102mm:
https://www.modernbike.com/campagnolo-bottom-brackets+Sort101Asc

The vendor also lists the Campy part number, which you can correlate to your crankset...
06-11-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Andrew_G

ISO spindle taper. (JIS taper is for...

ISO spindle taper. (JIS taper is for Japanese/Taiwanese cranksets.) Otherwise, attach a picture of the crankset, because:


The Record 8 and Chorus 8 crank design was the C-Record style in 1994....
06-10-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,735
Posted By Andrew_G

I tried White Lightning (wax lube) when it first...

I tried White Lightning (wax lube) when it first came out. I hated it; it made the chain run stiff and slow, IMHO. I then went back to oil-based lubricants:

Phil Wood's Tenacious Oil, Triflow...
06-10-22, 01:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,702
Posted By Andrew_G

I've never been a fan of perforated handlebar...

I've never been a fan of perforated handlebar tape; that's just my personal taste.


I'm currently using the Profile Design "Drive" handlebar tape. It's 2.5mm thick. It retails for about $28 per...
06-05-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Andrew_G

Go to eBay or Amazon. Search for Nitto stem....

Go to eBay or Amazon. Search for Nitto stem. Select the length and (handlebar) diameter that you need. Spend some money and get a safe and reliable part.
05-22-22, 01:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,653
Posted By Andrew_G

Tire rolling resistance varies significantly...

Tire rolling resistance varies significantly based on the quality of the tire (construction) , the tire size (diameter, i.e. "section"), and the pressure used.

I find the website ...
05-04-22, 01:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,706
Posted By Andrew_G

I've found that Cinelli stems (1/A, 1/R) are...

I've found that Cinelli stems (1/A, 1/R) are often a tight fit in the steering tube. On more than one occasion I've had to have the inside of the fork's steering tube reamed out a slight amount to...
04-28-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,472
Posted By Andrew_G

CDM Fernleaf Ave Traffic Direction Change

Fernleaf Ave between Bayside Dr and the first street south (past the crest of the hill = Seaview Ave.) is currently two way and per the news article will remain as such. Bicycle traffic southbound is...
04-12-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 811
Posted By Andrew_G

I'll start with one idea: a web search on "when...

I'll start with one idea: a web search on "when to replace automobile tires".

This search result is typical and easy to read: ...
04-07-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,505
Posted By Andrew_G

Fork Rake and Fork Benders

I've seen advertisements for fork bending tools. As I recall some have a 9" radius and others have a 6" radius.

I think that a short fork rake looks best when done with a large radius. Larger fork...
02-19-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,866
Posted By Andrew_G

I was taught (in 1973 or so) that the 'ideal'...

I was taught (in 1973 or so) that the 'ideal' chain length made the pulley wheels vertical in both lowest gear as well as highest gear. Using a 'vertical pulley' guideline, I've similarly found that...
02-02-22, 02:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,634
Posted By Andrew_G

My 2017 Della Santa

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/ds_bike_new_01_40d28a6929ba8d0f6165fcd568a0fd6d3c838671.jpg


I don't follow the vintage market, especially in regards to the...
02-15-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 39,785
Posted By Andrew_G

Per Eroica rules (Article 23, Disqualifications)...

Per Eroica rules (Article 23, Disqualifications) any deviation from the prescribed route can result in a disqualification and a subsequent 2 year ban from the event.
If you ride from Cambria to...
11-20-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,525
Posted By Andrew_G

CSULB recycling doesn't take rubber products. I...

CSULB recycling doesn't take rubber products. I cut the metal valves out of inner tubes and recycle them at CSULB by depositing them in the scrap metal bin.

My local recycling center also doesn't...
10-04-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,937
Posted By Andrew_G

So Cal Bike Shops

In Long Beach, CA I like Bicycle Stand - 2740 East Broadway 562-279-4936

thebicyclestand dot org

It's a locally owned shop with one location. They do a lot of vintage bike restorations, and...
12-05-18, 01:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,540
Posted By Andrew_G

Performance Bicycle's parent company Advanced...

Performance Bicycle's parent company Advanced Sport Enterprises filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on November 16, 2018.

Search on Bicycle Retailer for additional news.
10-18-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,577
Posted By Andrew_G

San Diego Swap Meet November 4

Mark:

The San Diego swap meet will be at the SD velodrome on Saturday November 4, 2018. An acquaintance of mine will be bringing a pile of vintage stuff to sell.

Andrew G.
10-06-18, 11:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,008
Posted By Andrew_G

Ignore nostalgia for the moment. Consider that a...

Ignore nostalgia for the moment. Consider that a bicycle is fundamentally a transportation device, like a car. A 1956 Porsche Speedster was at one time a state of the art car, but modern cars will...
09-28-18, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,577
Posted By Andrew_G

I've heard of a monthly (?) swap meet at the...

I've heard of a monthly (?) swap meet at the Encino Velodrome. I don't know the days.

I've also heard of a bicycle/motorcycle swap meet at CSU Long Beach. I don't know the days for that either.
...
09-12-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,655
Posted By Andrew_G

I haven't stopped at the Shake Shack for a meal...

I haven't stopped at the Shake Shack for a meal (yet). Since I ride down from LA county, my time for stopping is limited. By the time I get down to the Shake Shack and Laguna Beach I'm usually on a...
09-10-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,655
Posted By Andrew_G

I saw one ghost bike on PCH at Newport Coast Dr....

I saw one ghost bike on PCH at Newport Coast Dr. a few years ago.

To avoid the traffic squeeze on PCH along Newport Coast, I ride the bike/hike path thru Crystal Cove state park. When southbound...
09-09-18, 11:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,655
Posted By Andrew_G

I used Google maps and I looked for an off-PCH...

I used Google maps and I looked for an off-PCH alternate thru Laguna Beach. I found the following route: When I go south thru Laguna Beach, when north of downtown, I go inland 1 block west of PCH: I...
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