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12-03-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By Drillium Dude

Olympia is Italy's second-oldest bicycle company....

Olympia is Italy's second-oldest bicycle company. I had one for a time, tentatively identified either as Piuma or more likely a Competezione.

According to this thread Help Identifying an Olympia...
12-02-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 624
Posted By Drillium Dude

Dayum, those are the ugliest Colnagos I'll ever...

Dayum, those are the ugliest Colnagos I'll ever hope to see. They don't even seem to be quality. The Italian attempts at MTBs seem to have been quite pathetic.

DD
12-02-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,252
Posted By Drillium Dude

Thanks again! Didn't know that was a fixed setup,...

Thanks again! Didn't know that was a fixed setup, so the pegs make sense. And yeah, I thought it was likely that was a brake linkage but my photo didn't seem to show enough detail about the wheel end...
12-02-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,252
Posted By Drillium Dude

Cool, thanks! I saw this years ago at a swap meet...

Cool, thanks! I saw this years ago at a swap meet and thought it was pretty interesting. Any ideas as to the function of the two small fixtures midway along the curve of the forks?

Wish I had a...
12-02-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,327
Posted By Drillium Dude

Please do a thread on this beauty when you build...

Please do a thread on this beauty when you build it up! That frame and all its details is the coolest basis for a build I've seen here in a long time :)

DD
12-01-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,252
Posted By Drillium Dude

Don't ask me - I haven't a clue. But it sure is...

Don't ask me - I haven't a clue. But it sure is weird:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/image_9c43281a1f4282ee5ee1f7cca395c0b768574dc4.png

DD
12-01-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Drillium Dude

I'd save them as collectibles - can't be that...

I'd save them as collectibles - can't be that many tubes from back in the day that look so well-preserved.

DD
11-29-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By Drillium Dude

I wasn't thinking archaic because the Tomi in...

I wasn't thinking archaic because the Tomi in question is obviously from the 80s.

To clarify: for an 80s frame a front derailleur only wouldn't make any sense. There, fixed :)

DD
11-29-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By Drillium Dude

Sorry but I don't understand what you're getting...

Sorry but I don't understand what you're getting at here.

To clarify my earlier post, it wouldn't make sense to have a front derailleur shifting two rings with a single one cog out back. Even if...
11-29-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By Drillium Dude

Do you recall the location of his shop? Only...

Do you recall the location of his shop?

Only 9 more posts and you can share pics of the stickers :)

DD
11-29-21, 02:14 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 28,932
Posted By Drillium Dude

Paseo Pathway: ...

Paseo Pathway:

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DD
11-28-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18,207
Views: 2,086,050
Posted By Drillium Dude

Did some poodling around meself today in the...

Did some poodling around meself today in the Sonoran Preserve:

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...
11-28-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By Drillium Dude

This was a common design feature of TT bikes for...

This was a common design feature of TT bikes for flat courses. IOW, no need for a second chainring. An FD version wouldn't make any sense at all if you stop to think about it.

DD
11-27-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4,708
Views: 488,795
Posted By Drillium Dude

That's gotta be the weirdest-looking component...

That's gotta be the weirdest-looking component failure I've ever seen :eek:

DD
11-27-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 34,592
Posted By Drillium Dude

Somebody thought this was a good idea back in...

Somebody thought this was a good idea back in 2016, too:

Show Us Your Dogs (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1069512-show-us-your-dogs.html)

DD
11-25-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,327
Posted By Drillium Dude

Crossed off my last "gotta have" when I obtained...

Crossed off my last "gotta have" when I obtained this a couple summers ago:

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11-24-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,948
Posted By Drillium Dude

1976? Trek's first mountain bikes came out...

1976?

Trek's first mountain bikes came out in the early 80s. A quick peek at Google images suggests your bike hails from the 2000s and won't be considered vintage for another 20 to 30 years.

DD
11-24-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 747
Posted By Drillium Dude

20,949 days and counting over here; that puts me...

20,949 days and counting over here; that puts me over 40 and into the "vintage" category according to my limited online research. Still a long way off from assuming the "antique" label, tho, so...
11-23-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18,207
Views: 2,086,050
Posted By Drillium Dude

Wut? DD

Wut?

DD
11-23-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By Drillium Dude

The grease you wiped off was transfer from the...

The grease you wiped off was transfer from the upper cup, which only received grease on the bearing race. SurferRosa was rightly pointing out that you didn't grease the steerer's threads, which is...
11-17-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 444
Posted By Drillium Dude

Hope the overall event quality isn't reflected in...

Hope the overall event quality isn't reflected in the inattention displayed by whomever was to have proofed the opening para :)

DD
11-15-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18,207
Views: 2,086,050
Posted By Drillium Dude

Yup, I drove down and arrived last weekend. Looks...

Yup, I drove down and arrived last weekend. Looks like the warm weather will continue for at least another month, so lots of riding on the horizon.

DD
11-14-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 18,207
Views: 2,086,050
Posted By Drillium Dude

Andy_K - awesome photos! I will have to get back...

Andy_K - awesome photos! I will have to get back up that way in the spring and try that route. Looks promising :)

I got in around 70 miles today in the Valley of the Sun:
...
11-08-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 874
Posted By Drillium Dude

Unfortunately I cannot help with frame/fork...

Unfortunately I cannot help with frame/fork angles as I'm currently over 1k miles away from the bike, but I'd assume there is something online somewhere which would provide factory specs. Most of...
11-08-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 874
Posted By Drillium Dude

Also note the "7" stamping - perhaps, since this...

Also note the "7" stamping - perhaps, since this was likely built/sold as a frameset only, that number represents the intended market you suggest. I wonder if perhaps the serial numbering...
11-08-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 874
Posted By Drillium Dude

Perhaps a crash necessitated a new fork and maybe...

Perhaps a crash necessitated a new fork and maybe even a bit of a frame tweak. Taking advantage of this, the frame was modded then finished with a new metallic paint approximating Celeste. The paint...
11-07-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,635
Posted By Drillium Dude

Damn. Another member with whom I corresponded...

Damn. Another member with whom I corresponded regularly off-forum has passed on to his reward. I knew he had lots of other hobbies/interests, so when he dropped off the forum, I figured he was deep...
11-07-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,954
Posted By Drillium Dude

I just arrived in town (and had my first ride)...

I just arrived in town (and had my first ride) yesterday, and plan to be here through then end of November; so, yeah, I'm in even if the official ride doesn't happen.

DD
11-03-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 88,895
Posted By Drillium Dude

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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DD
10-26-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Drillium Dude

Renaissance Cycle was the first online vintage...

Renaissance Cycle was the first online vintage store I ever discovered - way back in '95 while stationed in London. Never did any business with them, but loved to look at the old stuff (at the very...
10-22-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,105
Posted By Drillium Dude

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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DD
10-20-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18,207
Views: 2,086,050
Posted By Drillium Dude

Some pics from yesterday's ride; the weather's...

Some pics from yesterday's ride; the weather's turned to rain, so it was nice to get one more in before departing the pattern.
...
10-18-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By Drillium Dude

I've always considered this the classic...

I've always considered this the classic bike-related buckle:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x824/image_118d21a3211f6cc75fe5033f4ee1b6d21ec31100.png

Only picked it up...
10-14-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,205
Posted By Drillium Dude

Oops - you did at that, back on page one; I...

Oops - you did at that, back on page one; I missed that the first go-around. I only noticed the "droopy lever" in the economy-sized photo - and yes, that's the major blooper to which I was referring...
10-13-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,205
Posted By Drillium Dude

I let that go - the same way I let it go if the...

I let that go - the same way I let it go if the brake cables are in front of or behind the bars - due to personal preference; SurferRosa , for example, favors front QR on the drive side. But the...
10-13-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,205
Posted By Drillium Dude

Can you spot the blooper in the full-bike shot? ...

Can you spot the blooper in the full-bike shot?

DD
10-10-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,666
Views: 284,313
Posted By Drillium Dude

Trying on her ghost costume in 2019: ...

Trying on her ghost costume in 2019:

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Sacha : 20 May 2003 - 14 April 2021

DD
10-10-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2,666
Views: 284,313
Posted By Drillium Dude

DiabloScott That's a fitting and beautiful...

DiabloScott That's a fitting and beautiful gesture; so sorry for your loss.

DD
10-10-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18,207
Views: 2,086,050
Posted By Drillium Dude

johnnyace Some of those scenery photos deserve to...

johnnyace Some of those scenery photos deserve to be framed and hung up on the wall; nicely done :)

DD
10-09-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18,207
Views: 2,086,050
Posted By Drillium Dude

Stayed overnight in North Bend, then met Matt to...

Stayed overnight in North Bend, then met Matt to ride out to Fall City to ride the Carnation Valley Loop with Bob, Doug, Lynn, and Steve. Three layers up top ensured I stayed toasty in the shade. I...
10-06-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By Drillium Dude

Unfortunately, yes: ...

Unfortunately, yes:

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DD
10-03-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18,207
Views: 2,086,050
Posted By Drillium Dude

I was busy this week doing "other things", so had...

I was busy this week doing "other things", so had been off the bike for a week before yesterday's ride out the the Big Red Barn at the northern terminus of the Centennial Trail. Jacob and I met up in...
10-01-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 891
Posted By Drillium Dude

Would this one fit? I can deliver ;) ...

Would this one fit? I can deliver ;)

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1179/image_0efafca27a0fba985a1a34def8d0f19b433a9be5.png

DD
10-01-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 891
Posted By Drillium Dude

The green hue, I swear, comes from the pigment...

The green hue, I swear, comes from the pigment changing through exposure to the elements over the years. Pics of 70s Bianchis in the peloton look sky blue, but nowadays they're all green. That...
10-01-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 24,555
Posted By Drillium Dude

75lechamp Interesting how the top tube decal,...

75lechamp Interesting how the top tube decal, while turning from black to gold, survived while the surrounding paint did not - a very neat effect! Love the black anodized Campy Record brakes.

DD
10-01-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Drillium Dude

Latest Find

No, don't be silly - I didn't buy another bike (but I probably should've, huh?) - but I did discover this interesting one in my local park. I and everyone else has been ignoring the two-wheeled...
10-01-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 24,555
Posted By Drillium Dude

The only one left: ...

The only one left:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1599x1012/image_ac55b3ca740e664f64f309aa2143d278205415fa.png

DD
09-30-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,579
Posted By Drillium Dude

The frame came back looking superb - very hard to...

The frame came back looking superb - very hard to tell that's not wet paint; they did a fantastic job for the money quoted. Like the fully-built pics, and the blue cable housing works well, as does...
09-30-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,320
Posted By Drillium Dude

I'm at 7 bikes and that's one per day of the week...

I'm at 7 bikes and that's one per day of the week - plenty for me. Especially as six of them are currently languishing in a storage unit as of Monday. The Casati is about to get some serious...
09-30-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,320
Posted By Drillium Dude

Nah, you've got plenty of bikes!

Nah, you've got plenty of bikes!
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