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10-02-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 532
Posted By streetsurfer

Get a tube brush

Get a tube brush
10-01-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,096
Posted By iab

Not badged Confente, but pre-USA and supposedly...

Not badged Confente, but pre-USA and supposedly the first Confente-made stay stiffeners. Just hanging there in the shop. Lovely bike.
...
10-01-22, 02:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 331
Posted By sean.hwy

He's currently 13lb 10 week puppy. Hopefully if I...

He's currently 13lb 10 week puppy. Hopefully if I start him young he will be ok when he is older. At least that's the plan. Might ended up only last two weeks. We will see.

Looking forward to...
09-30-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 331
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I thought I would just answer the question and...

I thought I would just answer the question and not make you run the usual BF gauntlet of snarky comments, scolding and other inane comments.
09-30-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By noobinsf

What about a threadless stem with a more extreme...

What about a threadless stem with a more extreme upward angle? I have a 35-degree one on my old MTB, but I think even a 17-degree one would give you more lift.

In dialing in my Mercian, I noticed...
09-29-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,857
Posted By 79pmooney

One point should be made clear. I'm not sure...

One point should be made clear. I'm not sure this thread is the place but I'll start here. The issue at stake is not a rocket (or s'not a rocket). It's a projectile or shot. (Rockets are self...
09-29-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,857
Posted By Milton Keynes

Doesn't anyone on this thread use a mirror?

Doesn't anyone on this thread use a mirror?
09-29-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,857
Posted By BlazingPedals

ESH. Drafting unannounced is contrary to the...

ESH.
Drafting unannounced is contrary to the rules of etiquette, but snot rockets really are gross and uncalled for.
09-28-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,857
Posted By Koyote

You did nothing wrong, but that won't stop this...

You did nothing wrong, but that won't stop this thread from going for eight pages.
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By SurferRosa

The very best advice anyone could ever give you...

The very best advice anyone could ever give you on this topic is to borrow a camera.
09-27-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,096
Posted By Doug Fattic

I watched a Cinelli being made in 1977. They were...

I watched a Cinelli being made in 1977. They were built in a very mediocre kind of way. Yes the Cinellis had a lot of chrome but that doesn't reflect build quality but rather how it was chosen to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By merlinextraligh

If you want to do both road and gravel with the...

If you want to do both road and gravel with the bike, and you care how fast you go on the road, one nice answer is two sets of wheels. Keep the existing gearing for gravel.

Then a second set of...
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By Insidious C.

I sold a 76 a couple years ago for $125. The...

I sold a 76 a couple years ago for $125. The paint looked nice like yours but it was in good ridable condition. In todays market I would expect a lower sale price. I dont think it will benefit you to...
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By curbtender

I agree, but I don't know how many times I've...

I agree, but I don't know how many times I've tried that then ended up doing a full restore. Looks like it was kept inside.
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By bikemig

The bike is so clean and the tape and tires look...

The bike is so clean and the tape and tires look terrible. I’d be on the lookout for inexpensive tires and tape
09-22-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By cudak888

It's rough enough that I'd recommend building it...

It's rough enough that I'd recommend building it up as-is to your wildest dreams. Cold-set and all.

Don't paint it, try out the build first. Find out if said wild dream is everything you wanted it...
09-22-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,868
Posted By cudak888

I'll put an guess that that the OP's version of...

I'll put an guess that that the OP's version of the stem - despite the stock pictures of similar stems with a wedge design - is an expander type.

If so, it might have been tightened so much at one...
09-22-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,096
Posted By nlerner

fify.

fify.
09-21-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,096
Posted By Drillium Dude

Here's an interesting take on the mystique that...

Here's an interesting take on the mystique that surrounds MC to this day; keep in mind, what follows are the musings of a framebuilder, and a highly-regarded one at that.

Quote: "There will never...
09-21-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,096
Posted By Fredo76

The Donald rides a Confefe, not a Confente. ...

The Donald rides a Confefe, not a Confente.

Love that root-beer color, though!
09-21-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,868
Posted By seypat

Have we taken the wheel off and eyeballed it from...

Have we taken the wheel off and eyeballed it from the underside yet?
09-21-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,096
Posted By nlerner

Somehow I doubt that the Confentes out there...

Somehow I doubt that the Confentes out there actually get ridden.
09-20-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,096
Posted By cudak888

Time for an early-in-the-thread sanity check: ...

Time for an early-in-the-thread sanity check:

No amount of lug filing, dropout slotting, or dead framebuilders on their front steps are going to elevate a frameset to god status. Don't let the...
09-20-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,868
Posted By tricky

Those brake cables are stretched to their limit....

Those brake cables are stretched to their limit. Cables can be surprisingly restrictive. I'd unhook those cables and go from there.
09-20-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,868
Posted By RustyJames

Are the cables keeping it from lifting out?

Are the cables keeping it from lifting out?
09-20-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By BJack312

I spend quite a bit of time riding on the...

I spend quite a bit of time riding on the trainer, and in my opinion good shorts are more important indoors than they are outdoors.
I don't seem to change position nearly as often indoors and...
09-19-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,868
Posted By gaucho777

How far up does it go? Could it be the wedge is...

How far up does it go? Could it be the wedge is catching on the headset locknut? Maybe tighten the stem bolt a little (but not too tight to move) so the wedge nut stays in line with stem shaft, or...
09-18-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By T-Mar

+1, those are 1st generation Dura-Ace sidepull,...

+1, those are 1st generation Dura-Ace sidepull, which had a reach of 47-57mm. Introduced in 1973, this was pretty much the standard racing caliper reach at the time. It duplicated the reach of the...
09-18-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By trainman999

Hi Bianchigirll, you could get a set of thease...

Hi Bianchigirll, you could get a set of thease offset pads. I have a bike with them they work well . https://bdopcycling.com/product/bdop-offset-brake-pad-holders-pair-black/
They are on the front...
09-17-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,546
Posted By cheffyjay

I think much of vintage world is driven by what...

I think much of vintage world is driven by what people yearned for in their youth, when they didn't have the means to buy their dream car/bike/motorcycle/ etc. Radwood and 90s retro have bigger...
09-10-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By tyrion

Sorry I was a little snarky. First of all,...

Sorry I was a little snarky.

First of all, I'm not performance oriented, I'm more after that feel of just gliding over the road. Like many of us, I've been through the tire size progression 28mm...
09-09-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 896
Posted By tempocyclist

If you can go down the "two smart trainers and...

If you can go down the "two smart trainers and bikes side-by-side" route, that would be he most "fun" and interactive, as you could both ride at once and together, instead of having to share a single...
09-09-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8,132
Views: 2,784,162
Posted By botty kayer

I love the combination of old steel or ti frames...

I love the combination of old steel or ti frames with more modern running gear, and all but one of my road bikes are set up this way. Here's an update of my bikes equipped with modern STI's, all 10...
09-08-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,042
Posted By Wildwood

I think the answer is: It depends. (as always). ...

I think the answer is: It depends. (as always).

In the Fall season 60 is chilly, in early Spring season 60 is warm (if dry).
60, no wind, full sun = warm, but
60, windy, no sun & threatening...
09-08-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,042
Posted By pdlamb

It was cool here this morning -- nice day for a...

It was cool here this morning -- nice day for a ride at 64F. Almost cool enough for a long sleeve jersey. But I don't normally go to knee warmers or tights until it gets down to about 50F, though...
09-06-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,039
Posted By arex

I wouldn't use spray shellac on bar tape. The...

I wouldn't use spray shellac on bar tape. The spray will get all over everything.
09-06-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 266,226
Posted By nenad

A big shout out to the forum! I'm a long time...

A big shout out to the forum!
I'm a long time lurker but don't post much. Earlier this year, I bought an EM Strada which looked like this:
...
09-04-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 266,226
Posted By botty kayer

A few changes on my MX Leader. I've just got a...

A few changes on my MX Leader. I've just got a new seat post bolt and bracket from a broken donor saddle on eBay to replace my recently snapped ones. Also added sexy new carbon 10 speed crank set and...
09-03-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,061
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Posted By StanSeven

CheGiantForLife - continued trolling - Permanent

CheGiantForLife - continued trolling - Permanent
09-03-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,214
Posted By Bianchigirll

Great pictures! I love that place. The building...

Great pictures! I love that place. The building is as fabulous as the cars. I really regret not participating in the show but works been busy and its hard to get summer time off. I wonder if I...
09-02-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17,127
Views: 1,204,221
Posted By Hermes

We returned from Aguascalientes, Mexico last...

We returned from Aguascalientes, Mexico last Friday where we were training and racing at the indoor velodrome for 18 days. I did about 180 miles on the indoor track of efforts and long higher speed...
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By wrk101

Time capsules? Look more like dumpster finds. Low...

Time capsules? Look more like dumpster finds. Low end models in poor condition. I would sell as is, and save your time and parts for better bikes.

There are a few parts that can have value here....
09-02-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 688
Posted By pdlamb

I wonder why people start threads like this, when...

I wonder why people start threads like this, when there's a problem that needs to be fixed, and then get defensive and refuse to try any of the proposed solutions. It's a waste of my time and anyone...
09-01-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 688
Posted By DiabloScott

Well your frame is not bending out of shape every...

Well your frame is not bending out of shape every time you ride either - unless it's broken. So we're trying to figure out what is really happening, based on your inelegant explanation, and despite...
09-01-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 688
Posted By freeranger

Have you measured the axle distance before and...

Have you measured the axle distance before and after riding in those horizontal dropouts? The axle slipping in a dropout seems more likely than the frame bending.
08-31-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By terrymorse

Also, the Little 500 Race...

Also, the Little 500 Race (https://iusf.indiana.edu/little500/), in which the bikes are heavily regulated.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 747
Posted By freeranger

Depends, of course, on how much usage it saw and...

Depends, of course, on how much usage it saw and how well it was maintained.. I tried to help a friend sell his 2002 Alp d'Huez. He is the second owner, but hardly used it after he bought it. If my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,796
Posted By tomato coupe

Most group rides have a designated section for...

Most group rides have a designated section for riders that are riding no-hands while listening to podcasts; it's called "way over there."
08-22-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 807
Posted By Lbxpdx

I went out looking for hardware today and brought home 4 bikes instead.

First up is a 1990 Trek 930, which Im stoked about for a few reasons. I have three lugged 9xx bikes, 18, 20 and 22. Now I can see which one fits best with uprights and sell the other two. ...
08-21-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8,132
Views: 2,784,162
Posted By Keefusb

Needs no introduction. ...

Needs no introduction.

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