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04-14-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4,255
Views: 393,857
Posted By Brad L

My brother-in-law recently decided to buy a...

My brother-in-law recently decided to buy a bicycle and asked me for input on a new, budget bike ($300) heíd found on Amazon. I told him he was better off finding an old bike since it would be better...
04-14-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By Brad L

One of my jobs in the past was making as-built...

One of my jobs in the past was making as-built drawings for a local developer when they purchased a new retail property. This could entail anything from a fast food restaurant to an office building...
04-14-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 767
Posted By Brad L

I use Metal Prep from POR-15. It has phosphoric...

I use Metal Prep from POR-15. It has phosphoric acid, which will leave a rust-proof protective layer. Once I've cleaned the area and removed the loose rust, I lightly scrub the area down with a soft...
04-12-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 949
Posted By Brad L

There's an NOS non-slotted set on Ebay. ...

There's an NOS non-slotted set on Ebay.
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04-06-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,346
Posted By Brad L

Sucks! I'm heading back in for yet another...

Sucks! I'm heading back in for yet another surgery on the 13th to remove a new type of skin cancer caused by the radiation treatments used to rid me of the other. It's expected to keep me off the...
04-02-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,497
Posted By Brad L

After I finish refurbishing the 1959 Fiorelli,...

After I finish refurbishing the 1959 Fiorelli, itíll be time to start the 1971-72 Legnano. Two for one green bikes!...
03-27-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By Brad L

I replaced the original pads in my 4-sided...

I replaced the original pads in my 4-sided Weinmann pad holders by gripping the old pad in a vise and prying the holder off. To install the new pad, I pushed it into the holder as best I could, then...
03-26-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 596
Posted By Brad L

I don't care about KOMs or other segment times...

I don't care about KOMs or other segment times either, but I like that I can keep track of time, speed, and distance without wiring a computer to my vintage bikes.
03-21-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Brad L

I'll take it. PM on the way.

I'll take it. PM on the way.
03-17-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,346
Posted By Brad L

Thanks for all the replies. I may bring my 69...

Thanks for all the replies. I may bring my 69 Colnago Super or my freshly acquired Legnano (a post will be coming soon) to show, but ride my 83 Gitane Interclub as it has better gearing for the...
03-16-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,346
Posted By Brad L

My 2020 registration should have rolled over as...

My 2020 registration should have rolled over as well, but I'm also waiting to see what happens. I've been getting in decent mileage but will need to ramp up the distance if I intend to go. I'll also...
03-02-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Brad L

I'll take them if Ocelotl backs out.

I'll take them if Ocelotl backs out.
02-24-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By Brad L

I have too many projects going on in my shop and...

I have too many projects going on in my shop and fear losing parts if I have more than one bike going at any time. I have parts from various cars and home projects taking up some of my shop, as well...
02-24-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7,056
Views: 659,112
Posted By Brad L

A few parts for an upcoming build ...

A few parts for an upcoming build
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02-22-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,816
Posted By Brad L

I got my first vaccination on Feb. 6th and will...

I got my first vaccination on Feb. 6th and will be getting the second this Saturday. I had yet another round of radiation this past January for yet another round of an aggressive squamous cell...
Replies: 30
Views: 2,399
Posted By Brad L

I received the bike on January 7th and, though...

I received the bike on January 7th and, though several parts are incorrect, the bike is in amazing condition. Thereís a bike on the Condorino site...
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By Brad L

The bike in d_dutchinson's post is a mish-mash of...

The bike in d_dutchinson's post is a mish-mash of parts. The downtube decal marks it as a 1970s model, but the hubs are 1960s, and the front derailleur is a Campagnolo 1011 Sport from the 1950s.
Forum: Texas
02-07-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By Brad L

Here’s a photo from our rest stop of this month’s...

Here’s a photo from our rest stop of this month’s Texas VeloVintage ride near Houston. L - R: 1971 Schwinn Paramount, 1983 John Howard, 1984 CiŲcc Mockba 80, 1981 Cinelli Super Corsa, and my 1969...
01-27-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 906
Posted By Brad L

I worked in the pipe and steel bending trade from...

I worked in the pipe and steel bending trade from 1981 to 2000 in the engineering department. We were able to bend all sorts of structural steel as well as pipe and tubing made from steel, aluminum,...
01-25-21, 01:41 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,010
Posted By Brad L

1969 Colnago Super. ...

1969 Colnago Super.

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Forum: Texas
01-17-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By Brad L

I'm aware of Eroica's rules, but out of...

I'm aware of Eroica's rules, but out of inclusivity, I'm a little more open minded. Vintage bike interest in the Houston area seems to be sparse, so in order to draw as many as possible, I've opened...
01-09-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By Brad L

According to Velo Retro...

According to Velo Retro (http://www.velo-retro.com/colnagotline.html), Colnago began using the "club" logo after Michele Dancelli's Milan San Remo win in 1970. The playing card decals, as I...
01-04-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,930
Posted By Brad L

Is it just me? Does that fork look bent to...

Is it just me? Does that fork look bent to anyone else?
12-26-20, 01:59 AM
Replies: 7,056
Views: 659,112
Posted By Brad L

Here are a few parts I've received for an...

Here are a few parts I've received for an upcoming build. They're not perfect, but neither is the bike. They'll be closer to it when I'm done.
...
Replies: 30
Views: 2,399
Posted By Brad L

My Seattle friend and I decided to wait until...

My Seattle friend and I decided to wait until after the Christmas rush to ship the bike. In the meantime, they sent me photos prior to packing the bike. The anticipation is killing me.
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12-21-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,293
Posted By Brad L

I completed the restoration of my 1971 PX-10. ...

I completed the restoration of my 1971 PX-10.

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Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By Brad L

It looks like this bike spent its early days in...

It looks like this bike spent its early days in Houston. My 1971 PX-10 has the same license sticker.
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Replies: 30
Views: 2,399
Posted By Brad L

This is from the Condorino website. It is a...

This is from the Condorino website. It is a Cerchio Elmo rim made by Fiamme, and is apparently sturdier than Red label Fiammes.
...
Replies: 30
Views: 2,399
Posted By Brad L

It depends on the rims. I believe Legnano used...

It depends on the rims. I believe Legnano used Ambrosio and Fiamme rims depending on the year. Anything other than those is definitely worth less to a Legnano aficionado. Campagnolo stopped putting...
Replies: 30
Views: 2,399
Posted By Brad L

It's a 1969, just before they started using the...

It's a 1969, just before they started using the Club (Asso di Fiori) as their logo. The cutouts in the lugs are not clubs but Fleur de lis. They're an homage to Gloria cycles, where Ernesto Colnago...
Replies: 30
Views: 2,399
Posted By Brad L

The Legnano is now at a friendís house near...

The Legnano is now at a friendís house near Seattle waiting to be packed and shipped to me. Itís in great condition and I canít wait to see it in person. Thanks go to all for your help. Iíll post...
Replies: 30
Views: 2,399
Posted By Brad L

Thanks for posting this. What year is this...

Thanks for posting this. What year is this catalog?
Replies: 30
Views: 2,399
Posted By Brad L

The seller sent me a few more photos. The paint...

The seller sent me a few more photos. The paint appears to be in pretty good shape. Until Condorino can comment, I'm going to assume the small frame size and gold lining possibly suggests a special...
Replies: 30
Views: 2,399
Posted By Brad L

Speaking of Supers, this one virtually fell in my...

Speaking of Supers, this one virtually fell in my lap. I found it near my daughter's high school. It rides beautifully!
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Replies: 30
Views: 2,399
Posted By Brad L

I've wanted a Legnano for some time but preferred...

I've wanted a Legnano for some time but preferred a 50s or 60s model with chromed lugs but could never find my size (51-52cm). After seeing the catalogs on the Condorino site I now see why - the Gran...
Replies: 30
Views: 2,399
Posted By Brad L

This bike is located on the west coast and I'd...

This bike is located on the west coast and I'd have to ship it here. I have someone in the area that's willing to pick it up for me.

I'd be interested in knowing what the "ridiculously high" price...
Replies: 30
Views: 2,399
Posted By Brad L

Legnano value requested

Iím considering buying this Legnano but Iíd like a little input. The serial number is correct for an early 70s Roma Olimpiade made from Reynolds 531 tubing. These are the only photos I have.

The...
11-02-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By Brad L

I've had LOTS of experience with this since I had...

I've had LOTS of experience with this since I had kidney failure in 1984 when I was 22 years old. The kidneys were so far gone when it was discovered that they started me on dialysis almost...
10-29-20, 02:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,252
Posted By Brad L

Same here. It's not rocket surgery. I grip the...

Same here. It's not rocket surgery. I grip the pad in the vise, then pry the holder off. After everything is cleaned up, I position the pad as best I can in the holder, then use the vise to ease it...
10-15-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Brad L

Depending on age, it's either an Odyssey Svelte...

Depending on age, it's either an Odyssey Svelte skewer or Sachs Svelte skewer. One brand either copied or bought out the other.
09-27-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By Brad L

This is my 1959 Fiorelli Campione del Mondo. Like...

This is my 1959 Fiorelli Campione del Mondo. Like 3alarmer, I found it on my local Craigslist. It's a bit large for me but I just had to grab it. The rack, kick stand, and reflectors were later...
09-24-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 61,198
Views: 9,171,866
Posted By Brad L

Assuming the restorer (Joe Bell) used the correct...

Assuming the restorer (Joe Bell) used the correct decals, the Columbus decal pegs it as 1969.
Forum: Texas
09-16-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By Brad L

Vintage rides in Texas

I've created a Facebook Group called Texas VeloVintage (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2263941277248919) so those here in Texas who wish to ride their vintage bikes can get together and do so.
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09-03-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20,243
Views: 3,398,725
Posted By Brad L

Wow! That's serious wishful thinking on a grand...

Wow! That's serious wishful thinking on a grand scale. Even the shipping cost is outrageous.
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08-31-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By Brad L

There's one in Texas as well.

There's one in Texas as well.
08-31-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,904
Posted By Brad L

The freewheel is a 14-15-16-19-21. It's...

The freewheel is a 14-15-16-19-21. It's definitely not for hilly areas. Thankfully it's mostly flat in my area.
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Brad L

Thanks for the info, Juvela. In the end I passed...

Thanks for the info, Juvela. In the end I passed on the bike. It was very inexpensive ($40), but would have been a 300 mile round trip to purchase it, and things just didn't add up to being a...
08-21-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,904
Posted By Brad L

Sloping top tubes. Not really a component,...

Sloping top tubes.

Not really a component, but I ride 51-52cm frames, and that sloping top tube makes using two bottle cages quite difficult.
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Brad L

There a couple of late 50s, Sturmey Archer...

There a couple of late 50s, Sturmey Archer equipped Bianchi 3 speeds show on this page (https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/two-1950s-bianchi-3-speeds.118641/) on The Cabe.

And here are a few more...
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Brad L

Need help with Bianchi 3 speed ID

Can anyone identify this purported Bianchi 3 speed? More photos are coming from the seller, so hopefully they'll help discern how bad the rust might be, especially since the bike's color hides the...
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