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05-04-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 925
Posted By Drillium Dude

Some of y'all need to get your eyeglass...

Some of y'all need to get your eyeglass prescription checked - just sayin' ;)

Clearcoat over chrome is not uncommon. This same thing happened with the clearcoat over my Medici's crown; I simply...
05-04-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 741
Posted By Drillium Dude

Curved Campy: ...

Curved Campy:

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Colnago-panto Campy:
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05-02-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 48,966
Posted By Drillium Dude

The hair is 100% on point - but that chainring...

The hair is 100% on point - but that chainring tattoo is on the wrong leg! :)

DD
05-02-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17,190
Views: 1,844,678
Posted By Drillium Dude

Got out for 30 miles with my buddy Jacob from...

Got out for 30 miles with my buddy Jacob from noon to around 2, then did lunch. After he packed up and headed home, I headed out for another 25 or so. Perfect day to be out on the bike!

Some pics...
05-01-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,302
Posted By Drillium Dude

Next month I'm sure they'll be out :) DD

Next month I'm sure they'll be out :)

DD
05-01-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 379
Posted By Drillium Dude

The cam/QR lever interface is a...

The cam/QR lever interface is a press/interference fit. Once you undo the tiny nut at the front, the whole assembly will slip out and you'll know what piece is worn. Could be the cam or the QR lever...
04-30-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17,190
Views: 1,844,678
Posted By Drillium Dude

I will keep an eye out for a blue 80s Trek and if...

I will keep an eye out for a blue 80s Trek and if you pass opposite again give me a wave and I'll know it's you :)

DD
04-29-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17,190
Views: 1,844,678
Posted By Drillium Dude

Been wearing out the tires on this: ...

Been wearing out the tires on this:

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Seeing sights like these:
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04-28-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17,190
Views: 1,844,678
Posted By Drillium Dude

I received Sacha's cremains back Monday, and did...

I received Sacha's cremains back Monday, and did the first scattering where she enjoyed her last day out: Edmonds Beach. Today was the first scattering during a bike ride, my normal 20 out n' back to...
04-25-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 779
Posted By Drillium Dude

My favorite cat investigating my favorite...

My favorite cat investigating my favorite clincher tires:

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Converted one bike to...
04-22-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,253
Posted By Drillium Dude

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DD
04-19-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17,190
Views: 1,844,678
Posted By Drillium Dude

Been out for 30 - 70 miles every day since my...

Been out for 30 - 70 miles every day since my baby passed on the 14th; a couple pics from the ride to Fall City on Saturday:
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04-14-21, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 240,463
Posted By Drillium Dude

Yesterday Sacha and I visited the beach: ...

Yesterday Sacha and I visited the beach:

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She passed away at my side early this...
04-08-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,355
Posted By Drillium Dude

My last wristwatch submission: Tudor 79160...

My last wristwatch submission: Tudor 79160 Oysterdate chronograph, which I purchased brand-new while stationed in London back in '94:
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04-05-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,355
Posted By Drillium Dude

Bite your tongue! Of course I checked to make...

Bite your tongue! Of course I checked to make sure the bike was okay first :D

DD
04-05-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,355
Posted By Drillium Dude

Ouch! I'm a member of that club; only difference...

Ouch! I'm a member of that club; only difference is my watch survived intact:

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DD
04-05-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,355
Posted By Drillium Dude

No bike - but it is hanging out in its natural...

No bike - but it is hanging out in its natural habitat :)

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DD
04-03-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,355
Posted By Drillium Dude

If you watch that scene closely you'll see...

If you watch that scene closely you'll see Fonda's character is wearing a gold Rolex GMT Master with a nipple dial while he feeds the money into the gas tank. The watch he throws to the ground just...
04-03-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17,190
Views: 1,844,678
Posted By Drillium Dude

One more week of hot weather riding in AZ. Today...

One more week of hot weather riding in AZ. Today it was out and back to New River on a nice road with a wide shoulder for a total of 50 miles. Temps in the 90s and no, there's not a lot of shade to...
04-03-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,355
Posted By Drillium Dude

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04-01-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,071
Posted By Drillium Dude

Come On - Tell US how you REALLY FEEL :) DD

Come On - Tell US how you REALLY FEEL :)

DD
03-28-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17,190
Views: 1,844,678
Posted By Drillium Dude

Took advantage of the once-monthly Silent Sunday...

Took advantage of the once-monthly Silent Sunday on South Mountain in Phoenix. On the 4th weekend of the month the Summit Road is off-limits to vehicular traffic from park opening to closing. This...
03-27-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By Drillium Dude

Speaking from recent experience, their...

Speaking from recent experience, their performance is amazingly bad - and the badness is announced loud and clear by a banshee wail with every application of the brakes. I removed and sold the brakes...
03-27-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 930
Posted By Drillium Dude

You know, using the term "Colnago Super Profil"...

You know, using the term "Colnago Super Profil" to denote a model name is inaccurate. Heck, the above catalog scans even show there are separate "Profil" and "Super" models. There was also a model in...
03-25-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 930
Posted By Drillium Dude

That's a repainted Nuovo Mexico frame with a...

That's a repainted Nuovo Mexico frame with a substituted Super fork. Also, the single-bolt SR post was available from 1979, thus is appropriate for this bike.

DD
03-17-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17,190
Views: 1,844,678
Posted By Drillium Dude

Bummer! Get well soon :) DD

Bummer! Get well soon :)

DD
03-16-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17,190
Views: 1,844,678
Posted By Drillium Dude

Hydration pause - I'm in AZ for the month: ...

Hydration pause - I'm in AZ for the month:

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DD
03-09-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,146
Posted By Drillium Dude

^^^ This ^^^ Score another victory for the...

^^^ This ^^^

Score another victory for the Law of Unintended Consequences. I always knew this was gonna be a very short thread :)

DD
03-06-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17,190
Views: 1,844,678
Posted By Drillium Dude

Got one last 30-mile check ride in before the...

Got one last 30-mile check ride in before the rains come this evening. When I took this photo at Marymoor Park I didn't know if I was gonna get home dry or not:
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03-05-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,991
Posted By Drillium Dude

Well, I will give it a go at 105 just to see what...

Well, I will give it a go at 105 just to see what it feels like, but since I'd already detected a little "squishiness" at 120 I'm not too hopeful. And yeah, I know the trend seems to be lower...
03-03-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17,190
Views: 1,844,678
Posted By Drillium Dude

Rode the Medici down to Fremont and Wright Bros....

Rode the Medici down to Fremont and Wright Bros. Cycles to pick up Velox tape to do the bars on the Alpina. On the return trip I took a detour through the Union Bay Natural Area:
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03-02-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,991
Posted By Drillium Dude

Tires are taped and pumped up to 120psi and the...

Tires are taped and pumped up to 120psi and the bike's currently hanging on the wall. Hoping to find some Newbaum's somewhere local tomorrow so I can finish everything up.

Last night I pulled the...
03-02-21, 01:32 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,991
Posted By Drillium Dude

You may be more right than you know; this stuff...

You may be more right than you know; this stuff scrapes off kinda powdery, so I figure it'll end up atomized pretty fast using the Dremel. Plus, when it comes down to it I'm familiar that particular...
03-01-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,991
Posted By Drillium Dude

I decided to ditch the nylon wheel in my wireless...

I decided to ditch the nylon wheel in my wireless drill and get a couple small brass brush wheels for the Dremel. Tell you what, though - the price-gouging going on for these little Dremel...
03-01-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17,190
Views: 1,844,678
Posted By Drillium Dude

Another quick 30 since today was 56 degrees, dry...

Another quick 30 since today was 56 degrees, dry and sunny. Got some pics this time, too.

Bald eagle keeping an eye on things:
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03-01-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,885
Posted By Drillium Dude

For your further enjoyment - oops, annoyance: ...

For your further enjoyment - oops, annoyance:

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DD
02-28-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17,190
Views: 1,844,678
Posted By Drillium Dude

Finally! A quick 30 while the day was dry. Left...

Finally! A quick 30 while the day was dry. Left the phone and camera behind and just enjoyed a slow-speed wamble along the SRT. It's been at least 2 weeks and I'd been jonesing for a ride because all...
02-24-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By Drillium Dude

Look like Long Shen to me. DD

Look like Long Shen to me.

DD
02-23-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,991
Posted By Drillium Dude

Also, is it just me or does anybody else suffer...

Also, is it just me or does anybody else suffer from not wanting to be the first one to begin the wearing-away of the anodizing on the braking surfaces? I swear, subconsciously I've most likely...
02-23-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,991
Posted By Drillium Dude

Update: Got the tires today and just stretched...

Update: Got the tires today and just stretched them onto the wheels. Think I'm going to let them sit for a couple days - still awaiting the tubular tape, anyways. A bit tight going on, but nothing...
02-22-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,991
Posted By Drillium Dude

These have a bit more meat on them at the base of...

These have a bit more meat on them at the base of the lever - on the Colnago, I cut too much material out of the base and weakened the lever to the point it began bending. No such issues with this...
02-20-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,991
Posted By Drillium Dude

Thanks for the detailed answers! :thumb: My...

Thanks for the detailed answers! :thumb:

My pair of Giros are probably from the same era; gumwalls with the small orange label. Tread still seems pliable, tho the latex on the sidewalls is...
02-20-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,991
Posted By Drillium Dude

Thanks for that consideration - you know, I've...

Thanks for that consideration - you know, I've heard of some tubulars losing their treads here and there. In fact, I saw a tread separation on Cino in 2014, but don't recall the brand of the tire -...
02-19-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,991
Posted By Drillium Dude

Another eight: I received the Portacatena...

Another eight:

I received the Portacatena lever already milled as seen here, so I took a stock FD lever and milled it to match; voila!
...
02-19-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,991
Posted By Drillium Dude

Okay, finally, a boatload of detail photos of my...

Okay, finally, a boatload of detail photos of my seldom-seen and almost never-used Alpina.

1979 coded Super Record RD; drilled jockey plates by yours truly. Regina Oro chain and BX freewheel:
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02-19-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,232
Posted By Drillium Dude

You need to go back there and tell them the...

You need to go back there and tell them the correct display orientation is drive side out :)

DD
02-19-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 64,063
Posted By Drillium Dude

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DD
02-19-21, 02:57 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,232
Posted By Drillium Dude

I just read it again and even I don't know wtf I...

I just read it again and even I don't know wtf I was on about. In my defense, I did partake earlier. Carry on :)

DD
02-19-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,232
Posted By Drillium Dude

Me, I'd suggest Molteni orange but he's already...

Me, I'd suggest Molteni orange but he's already got a DeRosa in that color!

DD
02-18-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,232
Posted By Drillium Dude

I purposely went low-key on my Bianchi as I...

I purposely went low-key on my Bianchi as I didn't want to "over Celeste" the final result. YMMV.

DD
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