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12-12-17, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,576
Posted By bassogap

Steve Bauer?

Steve Bauer?
12-10-17, 02:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,405
Posted By bassogap

I think I was just looking for a reason to not...

I think I was just looking for a reason to not buy a carbon bike. i get that they are fast, but they completely lack any kind of beauty...too utilitarian looking...
12-09-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,405
Posted By bassogap

I've never owned a carbon bike, and have only...

I've never owned a carbon bike, and have only vaguely considered one. But after reading this interesting article, I'm far less inclined to ever buy one...They just seem so soulless...
12-06-17, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2,830
Views: 695,926
Posted By bassogap

Installing tourist handlebars is extremely...

Installing tourist handlebars is extremely popular on this site. Besides looking extremely ungainly, they also look very uncomfortable. I know it was a standard for racers in the 1930s........But I...
12-02-17, 09:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,777
Posted By bassogap

For some reason I really love the look of this...

For some reason I really love the look of this bike!
11-09-17, 08:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,078
Posted By bassogap

My guess is that it was used to set a record...

My guess is that it was used to set a record riding behind an enclosed space attached to the back of a train passenger car.
11-09-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,078
Posted By bassogap

Really surprised to see Schwinn was considering...

Really surprised to see Schwinn was considering titanium as early as 1970...Does anyone know more about this? This even predated Speedwell, which was the first titanium bike I'd ever heard about....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-17, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By bassogap

Really enjoyed reading this post! It gets to the...

Really enjoyed reading this post! It gets to the heart of why we all love cycling so much....
10-29-17, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By bassogap

Bassos didn't have double bottle braze-ons in...

Bassos didn't have double bottle braze-ons in 1982...
10-25-17, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,024
Posted By bassogap

Those shifters are Grip-Shifts...I believe Sram's...

Those shifters are Grip-Shifts...I believe Sram's first product. For about a season everybody had to have them...
10-23-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,706
Posted By bassogap

I agree about the Simplex gear...I rode one hard...

I agree about the Simplex gear...I rode one hard for a year when I was a teen...Never had a problem.

Of course, it's not the dropouts themselves that are significant...But I've very rarely seen a...
10-23-17, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,706
Posted By bassogap

I just started this post because some here will...

I just started this post because some here will post pictures of an old hi-tensile steel frame that needs a total redo...and I just don't understand putting so much time and money into redoing a...
10-23-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,176
Posted By bassogap

Ovoid Chainrings

Someone gave me a 1987 aluminum Lotus not long ago. It has Bio-Pace type rings called, I believe, Ovoid.....I'm not surprised I'm not noticing them much.....And the last few more and more pros use...
10-23-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,706
Posted By bassogap

Rule of Thumb on Forged Drop-Outs

If the frame doesn't have them, the frame is of no real interest....unless it is VERY old...
10-23-17, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,671
Posted By bassogap

that Zeus track bike is very pretty, but i worked...

that Zeus track bike is very pretty, but i worked in a shop in the 70s that carried a Zeus or two. The parts were exact copies of Campy, I was told, because Spain didn't honor patents or copyrights....
07-15-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 21,986
Posted By bassogap

Beautiful Pug! It brings back so many...

Beautiful Pug! It brings back so many memories...At $250 in 1974, it was the "go to" bike in the shop I worked at...
07-07-17, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,487
Posted By bassogap

Wow! That is one of the very prettiest bikes I've...

Wow! That is one of the very prettiest bikes I've seen! Really spectacular! How does it ride?
06-30-17, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,235
Posted By bassogap

not according to the post title...

not according to the post title...
06-30-17, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,235
Posted By bassogap

569849These are wingnuts...

569849These are wingnuts...
06-26-17, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,235
Posted By bassogap

those are not wingnuts...

those are not wingnuts...
06-07-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,687
Posted By bassogap

That truly is a beautiful bike. Something about...

That truly is a beautiful bike. Something about the 3V has always bothered me, though. From the lack of traditional, hand-crafted lug work, I've always wondered why the frame is so expensive....
06-03-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By bassogap

Crane....

Crane....
06-03-17, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By bassogap

Flandria/Dura-Ace

Back in the 1970s,Flandria was the first team that I knew of in the pro peleton to use first gen Dura-
Ace. Did any other team come before them?
05-31-17, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,063
Posted By bassogap

oddly, during his career I didn't particularly...

oddly, during his career I didn't particularly respect Lemond. But his part in the Lance story has made me like him much more. But he sure seems to get involved in a lot of lawsuits.

I wonder if...
05-13-17, 05:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,343
Posted By bassogap

The Campy chainrings would only go down to...

The Campy chainrings would only go down to 42...and a Campy in back can barely handle a 28...
04-23-17, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,690
Posted By bassogap

had a freccia on my high school 1973 Gitane...

had a freccia on my high school 1973 Gitane Interclub.....haven't thought of it for years...wow!
03-18-17, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,257
Posted By bassogap

On classic Gap models, the 57cm and larger were...

On classic Gap models, the 57cm and larger were made with a Columbus SL/SP mix...I have one since new...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-17, 07:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,826
Posted By bassogap

as much as I love cycling, and have been riding...

as much as I love cycling, and have been riding professional bikes for 40 years, i'm just not interested in bikes of this caliber...I think we've kind of lost our way...
03-05-17, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,317
Posted By bassogap

my first adult bike was also a...

my first adult bike was also a varsity....followed by a gitane interclub...
03-05-17, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,317
Posted By bassogap

I was a kid working in a Schwinn shop in 1975. I...

I was a kid working in a Schwinn shop in 1975. I ordered a Paramount Track bike. I was so crestfallen about the new decals I immediately took them off the first day. I still have the bike....with...
03-02-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,345
Posted By bassogap

I have a friend who had a beautiful 1955...

I have a friend who had a beautiful 1955 Paramount that I believe came with tourist bars...So by all means...It's very legit!
02-26-17, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By bassogap

that is a gorgeous bike! I'm sure it's a blast to...

that is a gorgeous bike! I'm sure it's a blast to ride!
Forum: BMX
02-22-17, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,609
Posted By bassogap

no prob, matt...I hope you enjoy it! we're still...

no prob, matt...I hope you enjoy it! we're still on our honeymoon with kink, but so far we love them!
Forum: BMX
02-21-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,609
Posted By bassogap

The shop I work at just started selling Kink. The...

The shop I work at just started selling Kink. The bikes went together very easily...always a good sign. Nice paintwork, too. I like them.
01-27-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,169
Posted By bassogap

+great story! i'd definitely restore it...you...

+great story! i'd definitely restore it...you probably won't ride it often, so even if the chainrings are severly worn, for example, it could still be ridden every so often.

but to still what got...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,818
Posted By bassogap

unless the photograph somehow got skewed, that...

unless the photograph somehow got skewed, that bike is SERIOUSLY out of alignment!
01-18-17, 03:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,116
Posted By bassogap

Wow! I raced on one back in the 70s.....A treat...

Wow! I raced on one back in the 70s.....A treat to see one again!
01-10-17, 07:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,411
Posted By bassogap

the first thing to come to mind is "pretty, but...

the first thing to come to mind is "pretty, but WAY over-decorated"
12-29-16, 01:44 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 144,415
Posted By bassogap

that kestrel is amazing! I've always had a...

that kestrel is amazing! I've always had a flat/bar fixed bike in my stable, but not a carbon one...that bike must be a rocket! well played, sir!
12-25-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,636
Posted By bassogap

I also was working in a Schwinn shop when the...

I also was working in a Schwinn shop when the voyager...everyone in he shop thought the $222 retail was the bargain of the year...that was my racing era...but I wish i'd bought one of those voyagers...
12-25-16, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,256
Posted By bassogap

I would think the Yates frame would have his name...

I would think the Yates frame would have his name on it....a friend of mine has a Motorola caloi with b julich's name...
12-23-16, 06:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,294
Posted By bassogap

white handlebar tape, and you're good to go! I...

white handlebar tape, and you're good to go! I love that bike!
12-22-16, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,030
Posted By bassogap

Number Plate Braze-On

In my life I've seen very few bikes with the braze-on that were not actually in the pro peleton. I'm sure there are some exceptions, but I rarely noticed in the steel bike era bikes for consumers...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,035,449
Posted By bassogap

a question about that beautiful Moots...I've...

a question about that beautiful Moots...I've noticed some modern bikes have laid-back seat-posts...if you want to be a little more stretched out, why not just use a stem with more reach...is being a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-16, 10:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,472
Posted By bassogap

money is always so relative, but i'd say am...

money is always so relative, but i'd say am aluminum 105 bike is a pretty special one. if you have extra money, by all means get a
12-20-16, 06:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,978
Posted By bassogap

Most years 7-11 rode on Dura-Ace.....

Most years 7-11 rode on Dura-Ace.....
12-19-16, 05:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,978
Posted By bassogap

i'm sure the history of your bike is fascinating!...

i'm sure the history of your bike is fascinating! great catch!
09-01-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,499
Posted By bassogap

that is really a pretty bike...i remember them...

that is really a pretty bike...i remember them being a black/white mix...was that just certain years?

what is your thinking on the laid-back seatpost...I'm noticing some guys in the pro peleton...
08-25-16, 05:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,262
Posted By bassogap

i had a 1972 gitane interclub...oved the mafacs,...

i had a 1972 gitane interclub...oved the mafacs, loved the simplex.....simplex won the tour de france....so they should be good enough for us, don't you think?
08-21-16, 08:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,098
Posted By bassogap

nothing will ever beat white handlebar tape...try...

nothing will ever beat white handlebar tape...try it!
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