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08-13-17, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By bitt3n

The sticker just says Columbus unfortunately. The...

The sticker just says Columbus unfortunately. The hubs are Phil as suspected. Thank you for the input. (I ended up selling the bike so I can't measure the seat post.)
08-08-17, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By bitt3n

Hm, looks like it must be SL tubing then. Here's...

Hm, looks like it must be SL tubing then. Here's another pic of the seatpost (and the drive side). Thanks for the info.

http://i.imgur.com/KcRoICW.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/EizHyfv.jpg
...
08-08-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By bitt3n

Tubing question

This is an early '80s Tommasini with Columbus tubing of some sort, but it's unlabeled. I'm wondering whether there's any way to determine the tubing type. Also, am I correct in believing the seatpost...
08-03-17, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By bitt3n

All the pics are of the same fork, just different...

All the pics are of the same fork, just different times.

Thanks for the information to both of you, this is most helpful.
08-03-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By bitt3n

Can anyone give me info on this Tommasini fork?

I think it's early 80's. Thanks!

http://i.imgur.com/essKzwJ.jpg?1g
http://i.imgur.com/6WSYr1f.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/4wOrDsy.jpg
06-16-17, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,205
Posted By bitt3n

Using a syringe I was able to bleed the brake...

Using a syringe I was able to bleed the brake from the caliper, although even after I used the syringe I still couldn't get the brake to bleed using gravity. However the lever is now firm.

For...
06-11-17, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,205
Posted By bitt3n

like this http://i.imgur.com/rsCHcp7.jpg?1 ...

like this

http://i.imgur.com/rsCHcp7.jpg?1

I held this up about four feet off the ground to take the picture, then put it down again, and for whatever reason the fluid started flowing again.
...
06-11-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,205
Posted By bitt3n

Someone on the paceline forums suggested blowing...

Someone on the paceline forums suggested blowing through the tube to see if I could push air through it, and I could, though it was hard to blow hard enough.

For some reason I can't find the...
06-11-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,205
Posted By bitt3n

Problem Bleeding RS785 Brake

I'm trying to follow the following guide to guide to bleed my Shimano hydraulic road brake. this

I'm having a problem getting any oil at all to flow from the pot connected to the lever down the...
05-12-17, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,116
Posted By bitt3n

Someone on another forum suggested I might have...

Someone on another forum suggested I might have problems mounting the tires, saying "Internal rim width of 21mm for a 35mm tire is absolutely fine. However, this is not the same as say an internal...
05-11-17, 07:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,119
Posted By bitt3n

Have you had a chance to compare those with the...

Have you had a chance to compare those with the Compass Bon Jon? It's surprising how expensive all these tires are.



Do you run them tubeless?
05-10-17, 08:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,119
Posted By bitt3n

Have any promising smooth-tread 35c tubeless...

Have any promising smooth-tread 35c tubeless options come out in the past year?
05-10-17, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,116
Posted By bitt3n

wheelbuilding advice

I'm considering building a pair of Enve M50 rims with CK R45 disc hubs for my Seven Airheart to use both in cross races and on the road. Using the prowheelbuilder spoke-length calculator, I get 296mm...
05-10-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By bitt3n

wheelbuilding advice

I'm considering building a pair of Enve M50 rims with CK R45 disc hubs for my Seven Airheart to use both in cross races and on the road. Using the prowheelbuilder spoke-length calculator, I get 296mm...
09-26-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 51,454
Views: 6,737,301
Posted By bitt3n

Curious what this was selling for...

Curious what this was selling for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-16, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By bitt3n

There is a bit of rash on the rear derailleur and...

There is a bit of rash on the rear derailleur and the driveside shifter so it clearly suffered some sort of incident. The bike was donated to a school that is attempting to sell it. Apparently the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By bitt3n

Is this chainstay cracked?

carbon Parlee Z5.. note two dark lines running along chainstay, also short horizontal line near crank, extends below bottom horizontal line (not my bike, don't know history)
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06-17-15, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,780
Posted By bitt3n

Is there a good source for reproductions? The...

Is there a good source for reproductions? The best I can find so far is a pricey NOS 36 tooth ring



My regular bike has Shimano Arabesque downtube shifters so I'm reasonably accustomed to...
06-17-15, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,780
Posted By bitt3n

My goal is to ride the Alps/Pyrenees every year...

My goal is to ride the Alps/Pyrenees every year on successively older bikes until I'm 100 years old and assaulting the Alpe d'Huez on a penny farthing.
06-17-15, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,780
Posted By bitt3n

looks like I can take it for $600 USD plus...

looks like I can take it for $600 USD plus shipping from Austria to France.. supposedly the rubber is all new, so after I swap out a few drivetrain parts total cost is maybe $675... Looks like there...
06-15-15, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,780
Posted By bitt3n

When I did the Italian and French Alps I just...

When I did the Italian and French Alps I just brought tools and food in a messenger bag and stayed in hostels/hotels, so I figured I'll just do that again. I'm going to be traveling elsewhere in...
06-14-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,780
Posted By bitt3n

Is there any major benefit to swapping out the...

Is there any major benefit to swapping out the freewheel over just putting on a smaller small chainring? Given I can do the latter with just an allen key and it would be lighter, that would save a...
06-14-15, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,780
Posted By bitt3n

Would this Ciocc be likely to survive a trip through the Pyrenees?

I'm taking a trip to France this summer and figured I'd pick up a used bike locally and do the Pyrenees. I've done the same thing with the French Alps (90's Colnago Decor) and the Italian Alps (early...
07-21-14, 03:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 389
Posted By bitt3n

Can anyone advise on finding a road bike to use for one week in Grenoble?

I would like to bike around Grenoble for seven days starting August 2nd (to do Alpe d'Huez etc.). I won't be able to bring a bike with me, so I'm hoping to find one. I'm hoping for suggestions. There...
09-23-13, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By bitt3n

I was going to use this stuff...

I was going to use this stuff (http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-All-Purpose-Household-3-7-Ounce-130012/dp/B0000A605I/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1379950707&sr=8-7&keywords=goop). Is silicone adhesive...
09-20-13, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By bitt3n

Seeking advice with Cinelli stem badge

I needed a badge for what I incorrectly supposed was a Cinelli XA stem:

http://i.imgur.com/AWpbNBe.jpg?2

The back of the badge I purchased looks like this:

http://i.imgur.com/LnwYi2j.jpg?1
...
11-23-11, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By bitt3n

great, so I can tighten that to keep my chain...

great, so I can tighten that to keep my chain from falling off the small cog. thanks for your help
11-23-11, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By bitt3n

ah, I was looking down at it and expecting both...

ah, I was looking down at it and expecting both screws to be side by side. so in your picture, am I correct in thinking the right screw is the high (outer) limit screw, and tightening this will...
11-23-11, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By bitt3n

how do you adjust a super record RD?

it appears to have only one screw, as opposed to the normal high and low limiters with which I am familiar. a google search returns results for modern Super Record...
09-04-11, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By bitt3n

thanks 55mm is correct

thanks 55mm is correct
09-04-11, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By bitt3n

is this rear derailleur short cage or long cage?

I'm selling the rear derailleur off this bike, and someone asked whether it's short or long cage. I assume it's long. Is this correct?

http://i.imgur.com/QSHsfh.jpg
08-18-11, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By bitt3n

you're right it's 135mm. is there some way to be...

you're right it's 135mm. is there some way to be sure it's for 7 or less speeds? also I'm wondering if there's actually a difference between record and chorus rings, or if it might have just come off...
08-18-11, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By bitt3n

can someone identify this chainring for me

this came extra with a bike I bought, but I'm not if it's super record or something else. if there's some way to figure it out that would be great, thanks

http://i.imgur.com/jGBBZ.jpg
08-01-11, 08:37 PM
08-01-11, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,156
Posted By bitt3n

I actually purchased, but have not used, a brand...

I actually purchased, but have not used, a brand new Arabesque conversion kit for use with campy brazeons. (I originally posted this question.) You can contact me via PM if you're still hunting for...
07-29-11, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By bitt3n

thanks, to clarify, it's a threadless headset,...

thanks, to clarify, it's a threadless headset, campagnolo record circa 2005. I'm trying to figure out whether I should sell the silver piece that fits into the top of the steerer tube as part of the...
07-29-11, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By bitt3n

noob headset questions

I'm removing a headset so I can sell it separately from the fork, but I'm not 100% sure this silver piece pictured is part of the headset and not the fork. Is this correct?
...
Forum: Europe
07-06-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,688
Posted By bitt3n

I finally posted some info about the trip I took...

I finally posted some info about the trip I took here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/749465-trip-report-biking-through-the-italian-alps?p=12890759&posted=1#post12890759
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 08:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,484
Posted By bitt3n

After an all night ride in a train to Paris,...

After an all night ride in a train to Paris, packed in a sleeping compartment with a bunch of boisterous Algerians, all of whom appeared to snore at the resonant frequency of the train carriage, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 08:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,484
Posted By bitt3n

Meandering through Saltria (even with slicks my...

Meandering through Saltria (even with slicks my traction was superlative thanks to my 30 pounds of luggage and U-lock):

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5285/5328781119_118a071a74_z.jpg

You can...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 08:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,484
Posted By bitt3n

Next day, on my way up the pass into Selva: ...

Next day, on my way up the pass into Selva:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5286/5328769759_1f3cd8352d_z.jpg

and down:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5126/5328769857_09020bce8a_z.jpg

Selva...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 08:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,484
Posted By bitt3n

Day seven, Tre Cimes loop in Cortina: ...

Day seven, Tre Cimes loop in Cortina:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5288/5329375108_ee27120ca2_z.jpg

After stopping to relieve the supermarket of its stock of bananas, I headed for Tre Cimes:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 08:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,484
Posted By bitt3n

Day five it rained in the morning, so I hung out...

Day five it rained in the morning, so I hung out at the otherwise empty hotel lobby using their wifi, where the genial front desk girl took it upon herself to serve me a free lunch and invite me on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,484
Posted By bitt3n

On my way to Canazei the next day: ...

On my way to Canazei the next day:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5241/5330588463_89e1b4cfde_z.jpg

The reservoir at the top of Fedaia Pass. My map had no elevation info, which lent an element...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,484
Posted By bitt3n

San Martino is only slightly above sea level, and...

San Martino is only slightly above sea level, and things started out flat, with the promise of more interesting terrain in the distance.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 08:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,484
Posted By bitt3n

Yet other than that it, it seems ok? Well, let us...

Yet other than that it, it seems ok? Well, let us take a closer look:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5045/5330786939_61cdb20fab_z.jpg

I feel a shiver run down my spine... dare we look closer...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 08:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,484
Posted By bitt3n

After Venice I took a train to Casarsa (roughly...

After Venice I took a train to Casarsa (roughly 80km north), where I stayed with some relatives. This turned out to be perfect since it’s easy to get to the Dolomites from there by bike. (If you’re...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 08:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,484
Posted By bitt3n

trip report: biking through the italian alps

last sept I biked through the Italian alps, leaving near Venice, doing a circuit of the passes, and ending up in Bolzano. I figured I'd post some pics/info in case anyone else wants to try it. If you...
Forum: Europe
08-17-10, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,688
Posted By bitt3n

ok! I am now definitely flying into Venice Sept....

ok! I am now definitely flying into Venice Sept. 3 and taking the train to a to-be-determined city between Venice and Milan (Brescia, Verona, Vicenza, Padova, Treviso, something like that). I will...
Forum: Europe
08-13-10, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,688
Posted By bitt3n

Update: At the moment I'm leaning toward northern...

Update: At the moment I'm leaning toward northern Italy (Verona or thereabouts), but it turns out I know someone in the south of France near Nimes (Sanilhac-Sagriès, here...
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