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06-17-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 972
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

And some people don’t worry if their helmet is...

And some people don’t worry if their helmet is retro or not.......
06-03-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

It coulda been Richman. He was across the street,...

It coulda been Richman. He was across the street, talking through the window of his not so quiet car. I am going with that.
05-28-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Custom would be the only way to go. Mass market...

Custom would be the only way to go. Mass market would require more people to sign off on the project. Making on the fly changes, say for a new component would be more difficult. Plus there would be...
05-25-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Litton I have heard of and maybe even talked to...

Litton I have heard of and maybe even talked to when the handmade bike show was in Portland. But did he build frames labeled Richmond ? The guy Intalked to insisted that his bike was decayed as...
05-24-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Richmond Frames

Today on my bike, a car pulled up next to me. Guy driving said he was looking for a route to avoid a busy street on his next ride and thought this might me the right direction. I suggested a route...
05-23-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,615
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Reading this thread reminds me of the one time I...

Reading this thread reminds me of the one time I helped get a bike ready for the spotlights. I was working for a company that sponsored a number of athletes, among them a mountain bike racer. Company...
05-14-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 956
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

If decide to fabricate something, go to the Mill...

If decide to fabricate something, go to the Mill Ends store on Western. They have a decent amount of webbing, cording and hardware near the cutting table. If you really want to get fancy, the...
05-13-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,165
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

On the Trek, Model year does not matter to me as...

On the Trek, Model year does not matter to me as much as size. What is the actual seat tube measurement? And, BTW, I am in Wash Co. Thanks
05-09-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,214
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

If Bike Snob was looking for a challenge, here’s...

If Bike Snob was looking for a challenge, here’s what he could have done.....

ITALIAN CYCLING JOURNAL: L'Eroica on a Fixed Gear...
04-15-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,765
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

I am sorry that Rebecca is in this situation. But...

I am sorry that Rebecca is in this situation. But I am glad that she is willing to talk about it. I hope she will create some understanding that once someone ends up on the streets, getting off is an...
04-14-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Spokes....maybe better than duct tape?

Mrs. Spadoni suggested that the shower in the Palazzo Spadoni might need some work as it was draining slowly. So I turned to the work branch and found a suitable tool, a 290 something 14 gauge spoke....
03-31-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,105
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

So I am standing there looking at pistol, trying...

So I am standing there looking at pistol, trying to figure out what to do with it, when a truck pulls up. Woman gets out, and asks me if I had been riding in the area. I tell her “yes”, figuring that...
03-31-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,105
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

And am I the only person who finds things like...

And am I the only person who finds things like this.........
03-30-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,105
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Latest Road Combing Find

I dinít know what you call it, but you canít ride without keeping an eye peeled in the gutter. Mostly, it is to watch out for hazards and debris, but sometimes there are treasures. Ok, useful items....
03-25-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,076
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

I am just the opposite. Back when Apple was...

I am just the opposite. Back when Apple was getting started, and before there was an internet to look stuff up, I always wondered how a Woz went from racing bikes to building computers.
03-23-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,996
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

I have ridden L’Eoicas and other events on the...

I have ridden L’Eoicas and other events on the Vittoria 1976 touring model with rubber sole. While they were expensive as all get out, they are now going into their sixth year and going strong....
03-23-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,076
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Just looked at the program. And then did some...

Just looked at the program. And then did some math. That was the first ABLA race I ever rode. On my PX10, wearing my cotton Rampar jersey and some nasty acrylic shorts. Only got lapped about 12...
03-21-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

No doubt. If you make a mistake in building a...

No doubt. If you make a mistake in building a wheel, you can go back a step and fix it. Choux pastry? Not a chance.
03-21-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Recipe of the Day

It is not in the oven yet, but I am certain it will be soon......
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03-19-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Here’s another proto part. Some bits are missing...

Here’s another proto part. Some bits are missing as they were used to repair other brakes, but I used these proto 6400s for years on my winter bike. These are painted. I think the production brakes...
03-19-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,109
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

I want to know more about that 1940 paramount....

I want to know more about that 1940 paramount. Did you build it up? Photos? There is a 1950s paramount Iíve been offered, but only if I restore it. Not sure I am up to the task......
03-18-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Likely came from a bike that was a sample for a...

Likely came from a bike that was a sample for a trade show or other pre production use. Shimano would make parts available so bikes could be photographed or shown. Sometimes they were functional,...
03-16-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

+1 on the no French threads on Trek. Everything...

+1 on the no French threads on Trek. Everything else they had was BSA, why muck up the supply chain with parts of a different standard? Helio hubs were a different matter....there was an end user...
03-15-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

My wife has one. It’s maybe a year or two newer...

My wife has one. It’s maybe a year or two newer than yours as it has SIS and more Miami Vice colors. Strata was the entry level road bike when she bought hers. Went for a little under 500 bucks out...
03-14-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

If all you are trying to do is figure out the...

If all you are trying to do is figure out the year, have you tried looking for an REI bike catalogue from that time? I think they had one in 84. Or send a photo to REI customer service and see if...
03-08-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

And you couldn’t have posted this last month when...

And you couldn’t have posted this last month when I was staying with the in-laws in Kaimuki? Would have bought it in a second so I would have something to ride when I visit.
03-06-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Thanks! I searched under Campy and found a photo....

Thanks! I searched under Campy and found a photo. You id’ed them correctly.
03-05-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Is this for a Mavic wheel?

Got a box of various spokes and nipples. Most of them were traditional j spokes. Those I understand.
But there were also some what look to be nipples for some factory built wheels.
Any idea what...
02-19-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,136
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Toe covers? Eddy never used toe covers. Wool...

Toe covers? Eddy never used toe covers. Wool socks over his shoes was enough for him, so I did the same. And I froze. Used to have to stop to take breaks to get the circulation back in my feet.
02-19-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,136
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Surprised no has mentioned has mentioned this as...

Surprised no has mentioned has mentioned this as it is winter. Your feet will stay warmer with clipless. Stuffing a shoe cover clad foot into a clip will cut off the circulation in no time and your...
02-14-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Tire covers were considered pretty essential for...

Tire covers were considered pretty essential for track riders. Sub 200 gram tires don’t have much in the way of sidewalls.Tire covers do offer some protection when carry wheels and loading them for...
02-10-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Sold!

Sold!
02-10-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Jersey is spoken for. Just awaiting payment.

Jersey is spoken for. Just awaiting payment.
02-09-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Sierra Nevada Giordana Full Zip

This ended up in my closet a few years ago and Iíve worn it only sporadically. Size L . Waffle type fabric so it is thermal. Fit and function are fine, I am just not into the logo. After all, Gotta...
01-27-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 754
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Off topic, but whatís proprietary about...

Off topic, but whatís proprietary about Specialized axles? Am getting ready to build a wheel, found a Specailzed hub that at one point was going to be a fixed gear hub so had the hollow axle replaced...
01-26-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Got one of those but it never made it into the...

Got one of those but it never made it into the box with the others
Next up
...
01-25-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

From a race in the Central Valley. Calf...

From a race in the Central Valley. Calf Manna....now that is a nutritional supplement you don’t wanna miss
...
01-25-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Show us your.....Race Numbers!

While trying to make some space in the garage, I unearthed a box with a bunch of bike memorabilia.
For a long time, I saved every race number I got. Or got to keep. There were those promoters who...
01-25-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,496
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Guess this means I will have to put a bottle cage...

Guess this means I will have to put a bottle cage and pump on the 1976 LeTour. Is it more Cino if still has the original cables and chain?
01-24-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,074
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

In the early ‘80’s, you could drop into Pine...

In the early ‘80’s, you could drop into Pine Street Cycles and see one of Phil A’s bikes behind the cash register. He was spending part of the off seasons in Seattle during his first marriage and...
01-22-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Here’s one that dates from a US event in 1977. PE...

Here’s one that dates from a US event in 1977. PE plastic with adhesive paper numbers. As about none of the bikes used at the event had a tab for numbers, the holes on the corners allowed rides to...
01-21-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,125
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Wear it like a backpack. Hold it over your head,...

Wear it like a backpack. Hold it over your head, behind your back. Slip one arm through the step, then switch it to the other hand. Slip that arm through the strap, and let the mussette slide down...
01-19-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

You are undertaking a true vintage task. All of...

You are undertaking a true vintage task. All of my hubs were 120 when they came out of the box or on the bike. Had to have that 6 speed freewheel with tight ratios to keep up with the big boys, so...
01-19-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Okay, reading this has made me want to try...

Okay, reading this has made me want to try rehabbing a Sachs or two that have been tossed in a box. That is right after I fix the dryer vent and do some other things that will fill up the rest of...
01-17-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,093
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

And yet no review of Hugo’s Magic Pump...anyone...

And yet no review of Hugo’s Magic Pump...anyone ever see it?
01-16-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Nice work stand in the photo. Never seen one of...

Nice work stand in the photo. Never seen one of those in the Park catalogue. How many lumens do you get from that brass lamp?
01-16-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,195
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Now this is a Quasi Masi, one of many in Bologna,...

Now this is a Quasi Masi, one of many in Bologna, Italy........
01-14-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

These guys have a similar item. I have used one...

These guys have a similar item. I have used one for several years and it seems to be doing fine.

Mountain Tamer Chainring Adapters, Gorilla Brake Beefers, Gorilla Headlocks and more...
01-11-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,299
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Be sure to look for a Durham Elipitical...

Be sure to look for a Durham Elipitical Chainwheel. Rode one once. Felt like the wheels of the bike had been built off center.
photo from Velobase
...
01-10-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

sold

sold
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