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05-23-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,277
Posted By velomateo

I did, and the parts where Si gets a bike fit,...

I did, and the parts where Si gets a bike fit, has the frame built to his specs, then source the all the parts from some guys stash of NOS Campy were interesting. Although I cringed a bit when they...
05-21-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,277
Posted By velomateo

The drop out screws are installed backwards. ...

The drop out screws are installed backwards.
Probably wondering what these two little brass nuts are for after the build was completed.
04-16-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,267
Posted By velomateo

Personally, I find collections of this size a...

Personally, I find collections of this size a little...excessive. I would be more inclined to switch bikes every so often as opposed to hoarding 50 - 100 bikes. I honestly get a little exasperated...
04-14-22, 04:12 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,473
Posted By velomateo

Vitma I have a similar fitment issue on one of my...

Vitma I have a similar fitment issue on one of my bikes. It always picks up pepper tree seeds and wedges them between tire and brake. If you install a second brake washer it will raise the brake, and...
04-10-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,599
Posted By velomateo

Wrapped up the build on the Rossin yesterday. Iím...

Wrapped up the build on the Rossin yesterday. Iím really pleased with how it turned out and Iím going to give it a shakedown ride today. I did manage to use a lot of the parts from the Donor-dale,...
04-07-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By velomateo

Keep the kid and get some Cobaltos

Keep the kid and get some Cobaltos
04-04-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 743
Posted By velomateo

Wind chime project?

Wind chime project?
04-01-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,599
Posted By velomateo

Busy day today, lots of progress on the Rossin...

Busy day today, lots of progress on the Rossin project.
Finished up decal application. Did the fork and rear triangle. I wasn’t sure I was going to use the seatstay stripes or not, but they’re...
03-28-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,118
Posted By velomateo

Maybe not your home repair, but a repair none the...

Maybe not your home repair, but a repair none the less. Appears someone drilled and tapped what remained of a broken cable stop, creative repair though. New paint looks great btw.
03-25-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,599
Posted By velomateo

Rossin project continues on at a comfortable...

Rossin project continues on at a comfortable pace. After prepping the frame for new decals, there was a significant wait for the new decals to arrive. It appears the customs departments of Australia...
03-18-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,338
Posted By velomateo

I had to go back through the Craigslist thread...

I had to go back through the Craigslist thread because I had not seen the discussion, and WOW - you practically stole it. Not only a grail bike but also an amazing deal.
Frame looks really nice, I...
03-10-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By velomateo

Not sure what you mean by ďmockedĒ, but I think...

Not sure what you mean by ďmockedĒ, but I think it is a great find and Iím curious to see what other details the OP finds that could help determine what this bike actually is.
02-25-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,599
Posted By velomateo

Since my last post Iíve done some cleaning on the...

Since my last post Iíve done some cleaning on the paint of the Rossin. I wet sanded the areas where the huge decal kit once was, starting with 1500 grit wet followed by 3000 grit. I was successful in...
02-20-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 889
Posted By velomateo

So you think they didnít intend to sell it or...

So you think they didnít intend to sell it or that it wasnít a real Confente? Iím sorry, as I said I didnít get to see that one.
02-18-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,599
Posted By velomateo

Thanks, I have had some good luck with this...

Thanks, I have had some good luck with this one...I think I'm due though.

New decals will be applied after I'm done cleaning up the paint. I was actually just checking what was available vs what...
02-16-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,599
Posted By velomateo

3ttt panto stem and Merckx bend bars arrived...

3ttt panto stem and Merckx bend bars arrived today. Very pleased, theyíre exactly what I was looking for.

...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By velomateo

That’s a beautiful bicycle. I am always amazed at...

That’s a beautiful bicycle. I am always amazed at the level of detail on the RH frames.

Just a note, the right rear brake pad is installed backwards.
02-05-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,415
Posted By velomateo

Oh that's a nice one. Good score. Love that...

Oh that's a nice one. Good score.
Love that decal on the top tube, very cool.
02-01-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,187
Posted By velomateo

Oh yeah, those are definitely different. Might be...

Oh yeah, those are definitely different. Might be a little tough to replace pads in those.
01-30-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By velomateo

Is that a MAX fork you have on there? Nice build.

Is that a MAX fork you have on there? Nice build.
01-01-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,599
Posted By velomateo

I've started to clean up and service some of the...

I've started to clean up and service some of the components from the Cannondale. It's been pouring rain and I had originally thought I would offset my riding with some shop work, but we have a six...
12-20-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14,686
Views: 3,523,411
Posted By velomateo

I mentioned this already in my Rossin Find...

I mentioned this already in my Rossin Find thread, but this is exactly the kind of find that belongs in this thread.

On a ride the other day I spotted this old Cannondale laying on a pile of old...
12-18-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,599
Posted By velomateo

Out for a ride this morning, I spotted an old...

Out for a ride this morning, I spotted an old Cannondale in someone’s yard atop a pile of old wood and window frames. My keen C&V eye instantly locked in on what appeared to be Super Record levers....
12-12-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,599
Posted By velomateo

Rossin find

Picked up this Rossin the other day. It was originally posted on CL for a stupidly high asking price. I watched the price slowly trickle down over a few weeks and finally grabbed it for what I...
11-21-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,648
Posted By velomateo

I’m not going to say they are plentiful, but...

I’m not going to say they are plentiful, but there are good deals on Ti to be had. Some models will always demand more than others, so expect to pay higher for a Moots or Merlin Extra Light than you...
11-01-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By velomateo

There are so many Bianchis on this forum and lots...

There are so many Bianchis on this forum and lots of nice ones. Many times though I feel like some go a little overboard with the Celeste matchy-matchyÖsaddle, bar tape, tires, cable housing, it just...
10-17-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,862
Posted By velomateo

Thanks for the info. I know a lot here may...

Thanks for the info.

I know a lot here may take issue with the build, but I ride this bike a lot and need it to be as usable as can be. If the bike had a full group set, and not the mess it came...
10-17-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,862
Posted By velomateo

I had this frame resprayed some time ago, but...

I had this frame resprayed some time ago, but haven’t sat down to update the thread. The whole respray was a very unpleasant experience, so I won’t be going in to detail as to who did the work. If...
10-17-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,863
Posted By velomateo

bianchigirl Yes, there is a thread on the Bertoni...

bianchigirl Yes, there is a thread on the Bertoni Max https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1191393-bertoni-max-pickup.html
10-09-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,863
Posted By velomateo

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09-22-21, 04:11 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 42,554
Posted By velomateo

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Meet the new kid. This is young Fergus, heís half...
09-19-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By velomateo

I headed out over Mulholland towards the valley....

I headed out over Mulholland towards the valley. I ended up leaving a little later than I had planned because I took the little guy for a quick walk. Weather was nice, roads were mostly clear except...
09-19-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By velomateo

Happy Eroica Day

Are you like me and still feeling a bit of disappointment over Eroica being canceled/postponed again this year?

The guys doing the Tourica and others that kept their lodging reservations in...
09-17-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,957
Posted By velomateo

I never noticed the gear use markings on the...

I never noticed the gear use markings on the Rally long cage before, that's really cool...and convenient. I'm really enjoying this thread. Great find.
08-31-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 26,224
Posted By velomateo

Not surprised, but still very disappointed. ...

Not surprised, but still very disappointed.
What's the deal with their email and general communication. They have email, website, facebook and instagram...why not use these sites to update...
08-18-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,810
Posted By velomateo

I had some time after work today, so I installed...

I had some time after work today, so I installed the new 3ttt bars that I found on CL last week. Installation went fine, but Iíve had my bar tape off and on a few times now and itís starting to show...
08-17-21, 01:55 AM
Replies: 14,686
Views: 3,523,411
Posted By velomateo

NOS 3ttt Super Leggero Merckx bars. Still in the...

NOS 3ttt Super Leggero Merckx bars. Still in the plastic!!!
Found these on CL. They had been listed a month prior, but thankfully the seller misspelled ďhandel ď bars - so I think that kept them...
08-16-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,810
Posted By velomateo

Yes, super cool.

Yes, super cool.
08-16-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,810
Posted By velomateo

I had the great fortune to find these beautiful...

I had the great fortune to find these beautiful NOS 3ttt Super Leggero Merckx bars. I honestly think they would have sold before I found them if the seller hadnít accidentally misspelled ďhandelĒ...
08-13-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,810
Posted By velomateo

I would say no, this Mike Walton lives in Arizona.

I would say no, this Mike Walton lives in Arizona.
06-27-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 105,908
Posted By velomateo

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06-25-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,810
Posted By velomateo

Over the last few weeks I have been dialing in...

Over the last few weeks I have been dialing in the Walton and really enjoying getting it out on some rides. I mentioned earlier that I had found a Shimano 13-24 freewheel in my stash to replace the...
06-20-21, 03:55 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 69,836
Posted By velomateo

Great pics. Looks like it was also a bit of a...

Great pics. Looks like it was also a bit of a Serotta meet up too. That’s a beautiful Specialized Allez. I believe that’s a Dave Tesch built model.
06-08-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,810
Posted By velomateo

Walton Racing Cycle

Last week I found this Walton on the Santa Barbara CL while I was doing my non workday coffee and Craigslist routine. It was still quite early but I knew if I didnít get in early it would be gone, so...
06-04-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 130,279
Posted By velomateo

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Found this Walton on CL early yesterday morning,...
05-14-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 26,224
Posted By velomateo

I, like others, have yet to receive any email...

I, like others, have yet to receive any email notification regarding the revised date (5 Sept) or re-revised date (19 Sept). I did check the My Eroica page this morning and was very happy to see that...
04-06-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,393
Posted By velomateo

Oh no, my other obsession. My latest...

Oh no, my other obsession.

My latest acquisition...
...
03-15-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,614
Posted By velomateo

I had a similar issue on one of my bikes. I used...

I had a similar issue on one of my bikes. I used a Tange Levin alloy headset, not to expensive and has a very Campy-esque look to it. Stack height is 37.5 mm.
02-05-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,296
Posted By velomateo

Nice save. I'm excited to see it back on a set of...

Nice save. I'm excited to see it back on a set of wheels
11-11-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,559
Posted By velomateo

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