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08-17-22, 03:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By martl

What an ingenious thinker. RIP. ...

What an ingenious thinker. RIP.

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07-28-22, 01:36 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,337
Posted By martl

also, ...

also,
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(not me random pic from...
07-27-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By martl

Bauer was a big company back then and it has a...

Bauer was a big company back then and it has a big fan base today They put that 50th anniversary badge on all their bike so it alone isn't a sign of excellence in itself - that bikes condition is :)...
07-27-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,018
Posted By martl

BMW is offering a subscription system in their...

BMW is offering a subscription system in their newest products. The car is built with all the features, but for using them they charge a fee, for example the heating system in the driver's seat -...
07-26-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By martl

i agree. Addendum:I checked my frame and it is...

i agree.
Addendum:I checked my frame and it is stamped at the BB but no serial number, just a "54" for the frame size and a "2" which most likely indicates OEM company, or individual frame builder...
07-26-22, 02:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,769
Posted By martl

i think the bottom line is that customers credit...

i think the bottom line is that customers credit sophisticated tube sets with more benefits than they actually can deliver. Which is ok, we all like to get the nicest bike possible even thogh we may...
07-26-22, 01:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By martl

not necessarily, some riders started...

not necessarily, some riders started marketing/selling own branded bikes while still riding, Merckx being a very prominent example. I couldnt find much data about when cicli Motta started.
07-25-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By martl

if we assume the equipment is original: My dads...

if we assume the equipment is original: My dads bike has a fork with the Cinelli Crown. It was equipped with Shimano 600 6100 series drivetrain and Dura Ace 7100 brakes, that would make it 1977+. I...
07-25-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,769
Posted By martl

Yep Aluminum lost a lot of its E Module over the...

Yep Aluminum lost a lot of its E Module over the years :D
The reason Aluminum frames were perceived to be stiff was that everyone looked at them and said "thats gotta be stiff". Also, they came with...
07-25-22, 02:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,769
Posted By martl

Has no one mentioned the famous "magnificent 7"...

Has no one mentioned the famous "magnificent 7" (https://www.habcycles.com/m7.html) (Mondonico) blind test yet? IIRC, the Aelle straight gauge frame got positive reviews, some riders preferred it...
07-25-22, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By martl

Motta had at some point the top of the line...

Motta had at some point the top of the line "Personal" and "Personal 2001" frames, which had as distinct feature the straight section of the rear stays (see pic) and also pantographed fork shoulders....
07-22-22, 02:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 776
Posted By martl

and that supple compliance all the way, must feel...

and that supple compliance all the way, must feel like getting driven in a Cadillac. no kidding.
07-22-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 776
Posted By martl

i may have heard that yesterday Pogacar, van Aert...

i may have heard that yesterday Pogacar, van Aert and Vingegaard all three crushed the previous fastest time to the Aubisque (?) which stemmed from 1997, set by Ullrich, Virenque and Pantani. Man...
07-19-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 112,701
Posted By martl

if you like that kind of pic, i can help. These...

if you like that kind of pic, i can help. These ar not mine, though

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_/large/EFBE-2379.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/63422)
07-16-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,264
Posted By martl

i doubt there was much welding done at Colnagos...

i doubt there was much welding done at Colnagos in the 80ies :)
You are not wrong there and that is why i stay away from the products of the larger big marques like Colnago, Bianchi etc of a certain...
07-16-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By martl

dont think so ...

dont think so

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1041/1160/products/DSC_0124_9bd11ed5-a3f9-463f-b830-702caaab45a9_1024x1024.jpg?v=1642778018
07-15-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By martl

i know about lens distortion and stuff, but is...

i know about lens distortion and stuff, but is this supposed to be like this?
...
07-14-22, 03:17 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,264
Posted By martl

Unfortunately, after several of those videos, the...

Unfortunately, after several of those videos, the knowldge gain is still stuck on "oh my god toestraps!!!1!!!"
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By martl

that is part of mountainbiking, but not all of...

that is part of mountainbiking, but not all of it. i like it as a way to enhance hiking, so to speak - go beautiful routes to magnificent places that would be too long to hike, or too tedious. a...
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By martl

that is my experience too. i started shopping...

that is my experience too. i started shopping pieces on ebay before i got a donor bike ith the full groupset (always the preferable way if it is possible - i was just lucky).
i scanned the finished...
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By martl

We are dangerously close to drifting OT here :)...

We are dangerously close to drifting OT here :) but that is my impression as well, without the dig at skill; dont believe the level of skill changed. Modern MTB design, wider tires, suspension with...
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By martl

"German" is a bit of a stretch. I found a...

"German" is a bit of a stretch. I found a reference and this very cyco bike was sold by Aldi Germany in 2009 for 229€ new. Means it is 100% taiwanisium. :)

That being said, it was considered good...
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By martl

You could back then. Mountains may have changed...

You could back then. Mountains may have changed more than I realized
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By martl

Yes that group pic is not mine, my group is still...

Yes that group pic is not mine, my group is still on a frame. The group i consider selling has the low flange hubs. I do have a set of Graphite Sheriff Stars but the potential buyer has not expressed...
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By martl

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_...

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_/thumb/DSC_1742.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/11935) https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_/thumb/DSC_1747.jpg?0...
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By martl

C-Record Century group complete/used

a friend is interested in buying this from me. I know there are parts listed at Ebay all the time, but with -what seems to me- completely unrealistic price tags. I simply have no idea what would be a...
07-06-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 640
Posted By martl

:) A Technobull is definitely something very...

:)

A Technobull is definitely something very special. Heinz Günther Sattler was highly praised as a framebuilder and inventor. Many of his creations were pioneering stuff, be that exotic tube...
07-02-22, 02:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 649
Posted By martl

The Gold Lines i saw have the characteristic...

The Gold Lines i saw have the characteristic split upper seatstays. Mine (#SN 199) has. It is made from SL.

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_/large/Casati-800-004.jpg?0...
06-21-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By martl

There also was Girardengo/Gira

There also was Girardengo/Gira
06-20-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 893
Posted By martl

Absolutely. I found several on very nice...

Absolutely. I found several on very nice upper-mid level bikes.
06-20-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 893
Posted By martl

It's an SR Sakae Laprade, nothing too fancy. They...

It's an SR Sakae Laprade, nothing too fancy. They are super thick walled, I'd call it a rod with a hole in it rather than a tube, and the one I had to hacksaw in order to remove it from a frame had a...
06-19-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 893
Posted By martl

So a frame nr starting with "812" would indicate...

So a frame nr starting with "812" would indicate 12/1978, 1979 model?

Also, anyone knows what distinguishes this frame fromn a PY10? Because my PY10 has the exact same Reynolds stickers, also says...
06-16-22, 02:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,015
Posted By martl

Throw all the Maxicar, Campagnolo Sheriff Star,...

Throw all the Maxicar, Campagnolo Sheriff Star, Cinelli Bivalents and Campy HiLo my direction, they are all garbage. Keep those normandys though, they are like bitcoin only better
06-06-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,941
Posted By martl

yep, witrh red accents ...

yep, witrh red accents
...
05-31-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By martl

i never tried this, but would soaking in...

i never tried this, but would soaking in Glycerine help?
05-31-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By martl

German brands in the 70ies didn't import yet from...

German brands in the 70ies didn't import yet from china to my knowledge. the most affordable bikes were sold by department stores like Quelle, Neckermann, Karstadt and supplied by brands like...
05-29-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By martl

In the era this bike is coming from, as You say...

In the era this bike is coming from, as You say 70ies, Asian imports weren't a thing yet in Europe, we could produce our own crap back then :)
05-29-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By martl

The name shows up a lot in German web...

The name shows up a lot in German web marketplaces. There seem to have been a few different companies using the name, one was dutch out of Leeuwarden, -> https://nl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fongersmost...
05-27-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By martl

This is from the dutch 1975 catalogue, the 24"...

This is from the dutch 1975 catalogue, the 24" model. They announce it for Kids aged 8-11. (The frame height is given at 50 but i think that is the stand-over height; the same catalogue says the UO8...
05-26-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,071
Posted By martl

You haven't spotted the metal bands aw on the...

You haven't spotted the metal bands aw on the floor. About the stitching, I know people who have done it, even nicely, like you I never could. These were an aftermarket part available in the early...
05-26-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,071
Posted By martl

Things that have been widely used back in the...

Things that have been widely used back in the days, i call vintage, things that weren't used but are made to look that way i'd call "retro". Personally, i don't care what you use and for what reason,...
05-26-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,071
Posted By martl

i have an aversion to leather handlebar tape...

i have an aversion to leather handlebar tape because it tries lo look vintage without being so; no one used leather because handlebar tape is a consumable. exception would be the Almarc bars which...
05-26-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,414
Posted By martl

its on ****** r*e*d*d*i*t but you can just google...

its on ****** r*e*d*d*i*t but you can just google "programmer humour"

there also is the "obfuscated c contest", especially some early ones. this is a very nerdy and funny place where some...
05-25-22, 02:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,414
Posted By martl

like the idea (doing it myself) you'll probably...

like the idea (doing it myself) you'll probably find some inspiration on https://www.******.com/r/ProgrammerHumor/
05-23-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,504
Posted By martl

https://youtu.be/J0pYS1eeU2A this is an...

https://youtu.be/J0pYS1eeU2A
this is an actually enjoyable video done by someone who is used to riding vintage steel.

Spoiler: Remarkably small differences between the bikes
05-22-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,504
Posted By martl

Also note that it is a recent fashion to include...

Also note that it is a recent fashion to include those ridiculous supersteep sections in the major tours (ok the Giro had a period in the eighties where they did something similar -which caused even...
05-22-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,504
Posted By martl

without having watched the video, let me guess: ...

without having watched the video, let me guess:

oh my god strap-on pedals i'm gonna die
oh my god those brakes i'm gonna die
oh my god downtube shifters i' m gonna die
oh my god no 34-32 i'm...
05-20-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,503
Posted By martl

Absolutely. I've written a couple of times why it...

Absolutely. I've written a couple of times why it is extremely unlikely from a phsics point of view to notice harshness of the frame, so i wont repeat that, but i have a theory why the idea exists.
...
05-20-22, 01:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 895
Posted By martl

The factory is still there and producing Audi...

The factory is still there and producing Audi A4/5, A6/7 and the A8 line. Neckarsulm has an NSU museum as well: https://demomu.de/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JwKnxXJJc4
05-10-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 895
Posted By martl

The 38 stamped on the hub shell indicates the...

The 38 stamped on the hub shell indicates the year of manufacturing.
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