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12-16-16, 06:30 PM
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Posted By bici_mania

I am looking for two frames, I need a 54cm and a...

I am looking for two frames, I need a 54cm and a 55 or a 56cm. My preference is steel but aluminum is acceptable.
06-16-16, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By bici_mania

"My Italian Secret" - Highly Recommended

I just finished watching this documentary "My Italian Secret" which is a story about Italians who risked their lives to save Jews. The movie explores Gino Bartali's role, the risks he took and...
05-13-16, 11:50 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 29,813
Posted By bici_mania

I have found that there are numerous nuggets of...

I have found that there are numerous nuggets of wisdom and insight in that book that have forever changed the way I see the world, my place in it and how it all fits together. Some of the ideas put...
04-28-16, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 703,561
Posted By bici_mania

518686 Helios enjoying the box. It was...

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Helios enjoying the box. It was intended for ebay stuff. My spouse said I couldn't sell him on ebay though.


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This is Mercury, he is new to the family. He is still a...
04-28-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6,462
Views: 1,878,784
Posted By bici_mania

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This is one of my more recent projects, it is intended to be used for all day / multi-day, bike-packing with my son.
03-31-16, 07:47 PM
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Posted By bici_mania

That is pretty cool. I have one some where from...

That is pretty cool. I have one some where from 1940-something, I think 42. It is was made of steel because they need the copper for the war. At one point in the 90's I was trying to find a...
03-14-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,580
Posted By bici_mania

The only thing I enjoy as much as bikes is bike...

The only thing I enjoy as much as bikes is bike tools. I make it a point to buy at least one or two tools each time I get paid. Of course I am also trying to grow a bike shop out of my garage and...
03-14-16, 08:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,922
Posted By bici_mania

Milan San Remo is my favorite. I have only...

Milan San Remo is my favorite. I have only started watching the Spring races in the last 6-7 years. Thanks to YouTube I can catch up on a lot of the great races I missed in years past.

Fabian...
03-11-16, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 703,561
Posted By bici_mania

So I have been trying to grow a bike shop out of...

So I have been trying to grow a bike shop out of my garage. I got my shop shirt embroidered with my logo for a more 'professional' presence with customers. The hat on my head came from the most...
Forum: Foo
03-10-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7,737
Views: 1,297,364
Posted By bici_mania

My dad had one of those for a short time, it was...

My dad had one of those for a short time, it was a sort of pine or British green. Back then we kids rode in the back, that was the same summer I rode without training wheels. I would surely like to...
03-09-16, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 143,199
Posted By bici_mania

I think I jinxed it. On the other hand, my...

I think I jinxed it.

On the other hand, my baby girl is expected to come home on the 18th of this month, just in time for her Sweet 16 on the 19th.

Hopefully the jinx ends before then and the...
03-08-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 61,709
Posted By bici_mania

He has been my favorite for the last three years....

He has been my favorite for the last three years. I am hoping he has a great year this year, and now that he has his brother on the team with him I am very optimistic.
02-23-16, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 703,561
Posted By bici_mania

Wow, I have not ever seen that before, I had no...

Wow, I have not ever seen that before, I had no idea there was a flower on a banana tree.

I almost expect it to look at me and say "Feed me Seymour!"
02-20-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 143,199
Posted By bici_mania

I appreciate the well wishes and PM's of...

I appreciate the well wishes and PM's of encouragement. I really do appreciate you guys.

I have no real sense of what is appropriate to share but in a nutshell;

We started seeking treatment...
02-16-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 143,199
Posted By bici_mania

Sorry guys. I never wanted to be that guy... ...

Sorry guys. I never wanted to be that guy...

We have seen the BOC to many times and heard sob stories go along with it disappearing. I think it will be delivered on Wednesday.

My teenage...
02-08-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 143,199
Posted By bici_mania

I must humbly beg forgiveness from each of you. ...

I must humbly beg forgiveness from each of you.

Had a 'crazy' few days.

The BOC is on my work bench at the moment, but will be dropped off at the local PO this evening.
02-02-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 143,199
Posted By bici_mania

The selection of 'Crap' is probably better than I...

The selection of 'Crap' is probably better than I have seen while I was in possession of it, I had a hard time making a selection.

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I expect to have a new box packed up and shipped out...
02-02-16, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 143,199
Posted By bici_mania

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01-27-16, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 143,199
Posted By bici_mania

Holy Smokes! I just looked to see where I am on...

Holy Smokes! I just looked to see where I am on the list and I am after DD! I am feeling rather lucky now, perhaps I should go buy a lottery ticket....

I have already gotten and address for...
01-25-16, 08:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,643
Posted By bici_mania

I have spent a bit of time contemplating this...

I have spent a bit of time contemplating this thought. I think for me, the well worn bike / components, where you can see that it has been well cared for but heavily used is the 'perfect'...
01-25-16, 08:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,643
Posted By bici_mania

Out of all the bikes and collections I see in...

Out of all the bikes and collections I see in these forums, yours is by far the most pristine and enviable.
01-24-16, 10:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,643
Posted By bici_mania

As the saying goes, "the devil is in the...

As the saying goes, "the devil is in the details". For me, that is where salvation is too. At a glance, a bike is a bike is a bike. That is true of anything.

On a bike, details often indicate...
01-23-16, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 143,199
Posted By bici_mania

BOC - The one time in life you don't mind being...

BOC - The one time in life you don't mind being down stream from the crap others deal out.
Forum: Foo
01-21-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3,562
Views: 274,173
Posted By bici_mania

Thank you for sharing. I love old photos and the...

Thank you for sharing. I love old photos and the world that they reveal. There is often a beauty and elegance present that we lack today but it inspires me and inspires hope for what could be.
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01-15-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 143,199
Posted By bici_mania

Wow, nice. I love seeing those tools in...

Wow, nice.

I love seeing those tools in there. Hope some are in there when the box comes to me, that 'crap' is looking very good. Sort of developing a new hobby of collecting tools, but mostly...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-16, 01:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,098
Posted By bici_mania

Zwift

I am wondering if anyone has tried ZWIFT and if so what are your thoughts and experiences?

I am curious but not prepared to spend a lot of money to get started. I have a very basic, cheap...
Forum: Triathlon
01-10-16, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,938
Posted By bici_mania

Duathlons?

Hello, I am a long time cyclist and occasional, casual runner. I usually run a half marathon and a handful of 5k's each year and ride about 2K+.

I have decided I am going to participate in a...
01-01-16, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 143,199
Posted By bici_mania

The crapmaster is truly wise, considering what I...

The crapmaster is truly wise, considering what I did not. This is why you are the crapmaster and I am not.

I shall obey.
12-30-15, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 143,199
Posted By bici_mania

Don't most if not all packages get tracking...

Don't most if not all packages get tracking numbers from the USPS? Given the history of black pot holes the box has fallen into in the past, it may be beneficial to those of us watching to post the...
11-30-15, 04:55 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,949
Posted By bici_mania

The only thing that really gets to me is the...

The only thing that really gets to me is the 'thing' I can't fix, for what ever reason.

For a while it seemed to be 90's era Trek's with bottom bracket cups to rusty to allow for removal.

Now,...
11-28-15, 02:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,727
Posted By bici_mania

Will you post pictures of your Olmo? I have a...

Will you post pictures of your Olmo? I have a San Remo as well.
11-27-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 143,199
Posted By bici_mania

Excellent, I'm in.

Excellent, I'm in.
11-25-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,012
Posted By bici_mania

I have always tinkered with bikes since...

I have always tinkered with bikes since childhood. As an adult I relied on professional mechanics to maintain my bikes but then my mechanic quit. I went to various shops around town but then I...
11-24-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,241
Posted By bici_mania

That is incorrect. The correct answer is 42....

That is incorrect.

The correct answer is 42.

Now we only need to sort out what is the right question.
11-24-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,727
Posted By bici_mania

Awesome. Thanks. I learned something new today....

Awesome. Thanks. I learned something new today. Now I have to get one to ride...
11-24-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,727
Posted By bici_mania

Please tell me about this tubing / bike

In my daily perusal of CL/eBay I found this:

VINTAGE OLMO FRAME - ORIA TC08 TUBING...
11-24-15, 12:59 PM
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Views: 703,561
Posted By bici_mania

I think you need some oil on that chain...:)

I think you need some oil on that chain...:)
11-23-15, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 703,561
Posted By bici_mania

It's new to me. What is it?

It's new to me. What is it?
11-19-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 703,561
Posted By bici_mania

488940 Mis hijos

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Mis hijos
11-19-15, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 157,074
Posted By bici_mania

I would like to get back in line, please. I...

I would like to get back in line, please.

I have lots of 'crap' in the bucket
11-12-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By bici_mania

Wow. That is quite striking. I have been...

Wow. That is quite striking.

I have been thinking of trying my hand at something like this but haven't quite gotten around to it yet.

I love this sort of thing, taking something 'old' and...
11-12-15, 02:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By bici_mania

Are you making frames or are you just modifying...

Are you making frames or are you just modifying existing ones?
11-11-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By bici_mania

Limited Time: Richard Sachs P0RN - IS Safe for work

https://slate.adobe.com/cp/ts5O3/

Great photos, few words. Stunning and inspiring, imo.

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11-11-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,615
Posted By bici_mania

After a quick search, I am not finding the...

After a quick search, I am not finding the thread.

I can't quite wrap my head around this, why would someone want an 'insert' there while riding a bike? And even if there was a gap when seated,...
11-11-15, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 157,074
Posted By bici_mania

In the next round of editing the list, I would...

In the next round of editing the list, I would like to be added back into the loop. Since I have started flipping bikes on a continual basis, I find the 'bucket-o-crap' under my bench is filling up...
11-09-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 106,275
Posted By bici_mania

I have been searching for an 83 to 85 Grand Prix...

I have been searching for an 83 to 85 Grand Prix in a 55 or 56cm for the last four or five years. No luck so far.
10-30-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By bici_mania

What model? Any photos? I am fairly certain...

What model? Any photos?

I am fairly certain I can find the appropriate tech doc if I know the model. The pedal construction / assembly is not universal. If you don't know the model, photos will...
10-29-15, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,107,903
Posted By bici_mania

I am looking for Shimano 600 tri-color downtube...

I am looking for Shimano 600 tri-color downtube shifters, and a crankset. Interested in other bits if you have them for trade.

Let me know what you might be looking for.
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By bici_mania

Yep. I'm a dork.

Yep. I'm a dork.
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By bici_mania

Bianchi Europa

I rescued this Bianchi from a garage where it was neglected and sorely mistreated. "It was bought sometime in the 90's, ridden for a little while and then has just sat in the garage"

It is roughed...
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