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Forum: Foo
11-26-20, 06:33 PM
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Views: 892,186
Posted By skijor

Got cornered by the Roomba again.

Got cornered by the Roomba again.
10-29-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By CargoDane

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10-28-20, 07:28 AM
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Views: 18,520
Posted By Germany_chris

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10-28-20, 02:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By martl

it is not only an italian thing, even...

it is not only an italian thing, even Daimler-Benz Mercedes, known for exuberant model names like "220 E", used/uses it a lot. There was the SSKL (Super Sport Kurz Leicht), or the SL (Super Leicht),...
10-27-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By SJX426

NOT a Superissimo label, as having durability.......

NOT a Superissimo label, as having durability....
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Forum: Foo
10-26-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15,850
Views: 892,186
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...wishes he could remember the kind of...

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...wishes he could remember the kind of September, when we were young, and oh so mellow. Sadly, all he remembers are the grimy motel rooms and crummy diner food along the road in flyover country.
Forum: Foo
10-26-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15,850
Views: 892,186
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he saw me in the Fantasticks, in one of...

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...he saw me in the Fantasticks, in one of the lead roles in junior college. He's fantasized about what might have been ever since.
10-26-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By CargoDane

And translated into English in the context, it...

And translated into English in the context, it would be "for the street" and "for the track". Not "in favor of the street" and "in favor of the track". Neither is it "professional street",...
10-25-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,494
Posted By aRoudy1

I made my goal of 2020 miles today! That may not...

I made my goal of 2020 miles today! That may not be impressive, but at 75 years old, with COPD, I'm happy.
10-25-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,494
Posted By spelger

Reached my goal for the year

And its not even November. On yesterday's ride i reached my goal for the year. last year i rode 2013 miles. i set a goal of an average of 100 mi/week for 2020. yesterday i reached 5216 miles. very...
10-23-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 18,520
Posted By rustystrings61

Photos c.2006-09 taken with the $9 Aiptek Pencam...

Photos c.2006-09 taken with the $9 Aiptek Pencam (refurbished price!) that was so dearly loved on the old internetbob newslist. First, Hitching Post Road -...
10-22-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 18,520
Posted By leftthread

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10-22-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By Mogens

It may have its origins in Latin, but in this...

It may have its origins in Latin, but in this context it's certainly feels like an American import. I would bet money that it came in with the popularity of Superman. There are many Italian words...
10-22-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By Salamandrine

I guess it's my turn to be a pedant, but 'super'...

I guess it's my turn to be a pedant, but 'super' is originally latin and goes back to classical times at the very least. It's mainly interesting in that it wasn't modified at all as colloquial...
10-22-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By Mogens

I lived in Italy for awhile in the 1990s and...

I lived in Italy for awhile in the 1990s and studied Italian. The adjective ‘super’ (pronounced more like ‘sue pear’, though that’s not quite) is everywhere and many things are ‘supercool.’ It’s...
10-21-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By markk900

In many things Italian "super" = "extra" - Super...

In many things Italian "super" = "extra" - Super leggera = "extra lightweight" not "better lightweight" - so not always indicative of a boast about quality (well, still a boast I suppose!).
10-21-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By CargoDane

It's still a word merely trying to convey...

It's still a word merely trying to convey something is "better". And with these things, inflation happens pretty quickly, so everything takes on the superlative in vogue. Hell, the "turbo" monicker...
10-21-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By CargoDane

Sort of like "Turbo" on everything in the 80s. Or...

Sort of like "Turbo" on everything in the 80s. Or "Pro" on everything in the 2000s.
10-21-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By T-Mar

While the marketing aspect is always relevant,...

While the marketing aspect is always relevant, there are others factors that come into play, if you look at the particular cases.

Colnago Superissmo: I've always maintained that this was the...
10-21-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By hazetguy

https://youtube.com/watch?v=4xgx4k83zzc

https://youtube.com/watch?v=4xgx4k83zzc
10-21-20, 04:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By T-Mar

Let's not forget Raleigh's Super Course, which...

Let's not forget Raleigh's Super Course, which may be the most ubiquitous Super model, though it was more Middling Course.
10-21-20, 02:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By randyjawa

In my mind, the word Super does not define a bike...

In my mind, the word Super does not define a bike of quality. Some might be a cut above, but most, like the Canadian Tire Super Cycle are a perfect example of don't buy by name. Learn about what...
10-21-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By Chombi1

For some reason, the word seemed to have been...

For some reason, the word seemed to have been used more by the Euro bike companies when naming their bikes and components.......
10-20-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By dddd

Bianchi's Super of ~1980 was merely an upper...

Bianchi's Super of ~1980 was merely an upper mid-level bike, and made in Japan, but they really made it perform like a top-level Italian bike and reasonably light as well considering it had clinchers.
10-20-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By Steel Charlie

So, "Super" is "one better"? Only one? ...

So, "Super" is "one better"? Only one?
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10-20-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By P!N20

Because 'a little bit better but twice the price'...

Because 'a little bit better but twice the price' didn't quite have the same ring to it.
10-20-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By DiabloScott

“super” means “eleven” in Iti-talk.

“super” means “eleven” in Iti-talk.
10-20-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By repechage

Because they are Better. when I get to use...

Because they are Better.

when I get to use one of the Colnago Supers, they are are that, one with Super Record.
when Nuovo is not enough.

I always liked Superlegerra, Superleggero

of course...
10-20-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By RobbieTunes

Marketing goes back a long way....

“This is a really super apple, Adam.”
10-20-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By jet sanchEz

Marketing ploy would be my guess. Also,...

Marketing ploy would be my guess.

Also, "super' is an easy word to say in any language.

I have a Cinelli Super Corsa, a Tommasini Super Prestige and a Cervelo Super Prodigy.

Super Prodigy is...
10-20-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,876
Posted By Wildwood

As an old guy with old bikes -and no current...

As an old guy with old bikes -and no current intention to sell - I hope mine find homes with numerous younger male relatives (doubtful) or friends.
10-20-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,876
Posted By Murray Missile

Very cool bike, I hope it's next chapter is a...

Very cool bike, I hope it's next chapter is a long and happy one.
10-20-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,821
Posted By preventec47

Heavy Bikes are better !

Unless you are a professional or amateur racer..... Ride as heavy a bike as you can ! You will get a better workout, You will save money as they are cheaper and more rugged requiring less...
09-27-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,352
Posted By RobbieTunes

We rode there in June. Kept distances and wore...

We rode there in June. Kept distances and wore masks. Was fine.
We’ve been riding likewise in So.Illinois and SE Missouri for months with same precautions.
Masks
Distancing
Hand washing and...
09-25-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,352
Posted By sovende

Yes! The Wisconsin stats are truly dismal AND...

Yes! The Wisconsin stats are truly dismal AND getting worse!! I wouldn't fault anyone for making the sane decision to not participate. Doing the ride itself would be reasonably safe but doing any of...
09-24-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By fliplap

I bet the way the decals and clear coat failed...

I bet the way the decals and clear coat failed made that look so good. The lifted clear created a crisp line for the paint to flow against. Even and accurate slab serif lettering on a small, round...
09-24-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By obuckler

for two color you need two stencils and shoot one...

for two color you need two stencils and shoot one color at a time. Layer them (last top color over the first color). The problem is hand cutting the stencil. The letterforms need to be reasonably...
09-24-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By rhm

If you're just doing plain white letters (which...

If you're just doing plain white letters (which is probably what your Pinarello had, like the photo above) then I'd think a stencil is the way to go. Decals would probably be easier.
09-24-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By old_dreams

This guy used a signwriter with pretty terrific...

This guy used a signwriter with pretty terrific results on his Montello. May not be an option for you if you are going for a full respray.

Pinarello Montello : Aqua Blue Cromovelato - final on...
09-23-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By obuckler

I would only recommend stenciling if that is a...

I would only recommend stenciling if that is a skill set you already have. I have an art background in all forms of traditional media so it worked out fine and a lot of fun also. You actually use a...
09-23-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By Mad Honk

Randy and all, I use Greg's decals for most...

Randy and all,
I use Greg's decals for most of my restorations. But please be careful about the type of clear coat used. A lacquer coat applied heavy for the first coat can cut into the vinyl...
09-23-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By P!N20

Has to be decals. Here's my '85 Montello with...

Has to be decals. Here's my '85 Montello with Cyclomondo decals:

https://i.postimg.cc/g0DnGN5c/IMG-9785-edit.jpg

Interested in your Montello. When you get to ten posts don't forget to...
09-23-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,352
Posted By sovende

I'm tempted, to be sure:ride:. I live about 100...

I'm tempted, to be sure:ride:. I live about 100 miles to the North (+/-) so it's not undoable. Weather can be questionable that late in October. Could be in the 60s but maybe in the 30s! I've ridden...
09-23-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By randyjawa

Check out Cyclomondo, on Ebay, for decals. The...

Check out Cyclomondo, on Ebay, for decals. The product offered is great, very thin vinyl stickers that are reasonably easy to apply. Once applied, just shoot a few coats of clear top coat over them...
09-23-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,352
Posted By iab

Anyone up for a color ride in SW Wisconsin in October?

I'm not up for a whole lot of pain. :D

Let's say Saturday, October 24. Meet at the Hollandale Village Hall at 8:30, ride at 9:00. Ride could be anywhere from 40-80 miles, depending on who shows...
09-23-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By repechage

reference Velocals Cyclomondo They are...

reference
Velocals
Cyclomondo

They are vinyl - there are options- possibly even they could cut a paint mask.
Keith Anderson used to get vinyl paint masks cut, the results were terrific.
He is...
09-22-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,876
Posted By P!N20

Sad news, but wonderful you will have his bike to...

Sad news, but wonderful you will have his bike to remember him by. Looking forward to seeing some photos.
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By bikemig

You should start your own thread on this once you...

You should start your own thread on this once you have enough posts to post pics. You can go to the introduction section to build up some posts. The front derailleur is likely a simplex and yes the...
11-14-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,815
Posted By T-Mar

It should be marked on the bottom of the locknut....

It should be marked on the bottom of the locknut.

1 x 24 TPI is English/BSC/ISO
25 x 1.00 is French
25.4 x 24 F is Italian
10-06-17, 02:24 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,451
Posted By Andy_K

Well, since you asked, I guess I'm the week...

Well, since you asked, I guess I'm the week ago....

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