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07-31-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 751
Posted By Oldairhead

I too recently encountered this issue with a new...

I too recently encountered this issue with a new frame from Italy. The measurement of the upper and lower headset cups measured about .28 or .29 mm larger than the internal dimension of the head...
07-22-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,034
Posted By Oldairhead

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/575x390/mopha_tool_roll_3_a673fabd43d8f6e44e2db3c991a9cc2ff1160225.jpg

This is my favorite tool roll, the "Mopha" tool roll, very simple and...
06-25-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,874
Posted By Oldairhead

Okay, here are a few pics of the new arrival! I...

Okay, here are a few pics of the new arrival! I will follow up with more later.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x750/maro12_d6de038699216bbc6ff45a2d935664074d78ab11.gif...
06-24-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6,480
Views: 575,467
Posted By Oldairhead

Okay, the box is opened! I'm going to move the...

Okay, the box is opened! I'm going to move the pics to another thread on this specific topic. Should be up later tonight.
...
06-23-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6,480
Views: 575,467
Posted By Oldairhead

Okay, I admit that it was kind of a tease!...

Okay, I admit that it was kind of a tease! Tomorrow I will do a reveal!
06-22-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6,480
Views: 575,467
Posted By Oldairhead

Should I open the box? ...

Should I open the box?

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06-18-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,406
Posted By Oldairhead

You might find some useful info here. ...

You might find some useful info here.

https://utahrandonneur.wordpress.com/2016/12/22/1972-atala-competizione-before/
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06-16-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,874
Posted By Oldairhead

I changed the crank-set to an Ene Ciclo unit from...

I changed the crank-set to an Ene Ciclo unit from Velo Orange. They are reasonably priced, have a nice look and you can purchase a variety of compatible chain rings for them both old and new. I don't...
05-25-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 748
Posted By Oldairhead

I recently stripped a Gitane tandem found in a...

I recently stripped a Gitane tandem found in a local pawn shop. For under $100 I got some Stronglight cranks and rings, 4 good pedals, Simplex derailleurs and shifters, some nice tires, cantilever...
05-09-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Oldairhead

Officially cancelled but still likely to happen,...

Officially cancelled but still likely to happen, sort of!

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/portland-world-naked-bike-ride-canceled-sort-of/283-13821074-8814-43a8-9724-732ae480edbc

NSFW
04-14-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By Oldairhead

You might find some useful info here from my own...

You might find some useful info here from my own similar Raleigh project.

https://utahrandonneur.wordpress.com/2017/12/19/1984-raleigh-touring-bike/
...
04-08-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,064
Posted By Oldairhead

Welcome to the forum. You could browse through...

Welcome to the forum. You could browse through the many posts on Eroica bikes. There are many there who have already done just what you are looking to do. You might find some inspiration in those...
03-29-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,250
Posted By Oldairhead

For me the challenge is setting up an empty space...

For me the challenge is setting up an empty space as a multi-purpose workshop after a recent move. This is how I'm doing so far!
...
03-27-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By Oldairhead

Scotch On The Rocks ride?

Scotch On The Rocks ride?
02-15-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Oldairhead

Found this pic from a 1989 Sancineto, so at least...

Found this pic from a 1989 Sancineto, so at least the late 80's!

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/700x340/89h_0f9e3adbf6532c0c04d1b7ddebda00ae32a9f923.jpg
02-06-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Oldairhead

Head tube cable stops

When did cable stops on the head tube first start to appear? Asking for a friend. ;)
01-16-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,874
Posted By Oldairhead

This bike has a very similar spec to the Bianchi...

This bike has a very similar spec to the Bianchi Eroica, the main difference being the brakes and saddle. The Ene Ciclo hubs have a nice look but are in no way comparable to the finish and...
01-14-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,874
Posted By Oldairhead

Are you saying that if I don't like it, you would...

Are you saying that if I don't like it, you would take it off of my hands? :lol::lol::lol:
01-14-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,874
Posted By Oldairhead

I have a 2001 Pegoretti Palo Santo that I have...

I have a 2001 Pegoretti Palo Santo that I have ridden mainly for long distance events. I have over 50 double centuries on that bike as well as a few longer events, including a 21 hour triple century!...
01-14-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,874
Posted By Oldairhead

Well,after supplying measurements to Alex B. I...

Well,after supplying measurements to Alex B. I received this proposed build sheet for the Marosticana from Giovanni. I didn't share the measurements page because I thought that it might be something...
01-14-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,874
Posted By Oldairhead

Yes, I think that all they do are limited edition...

Yes, I think that all they do are limited edition bikes! Sadly I think that is the nature of the business, but I wish Alex all the success he can achieve in his efforts. Bikes like this are a great...
01-13-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,874
Posted By Oldairhead

Just got my measurements in to Alex for the...

Just got my measurements in to Alex for the Marosticana build. Haven't picked a color yet but I doubt they would offer a bad color!
...
01-04-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,406
Posted By Oldairhead

I have visited many of the shops in PDX since...

I have visited many of the shops in PDX since 2008. For awhile it seemed that there were almost as many bike shops as coffee shops! Even in PDX there is a limit how many bike shops can survive. With...
12-19-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,874
Posted By Oldairhead

I just spoke with Alex Battaglin this morning on...

I just spoke with Alex Battaglin this morning on the phone. I have ordered a Marosticana but have yet to provide the details for the build. He said that they will send me a list of measurements to be...
10-19-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 3,169,137
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, I hesitate to respond to this post since...

Well, I hesitate to respond to this post since this bike seems to draw such polarized responses. Most people either love it or they hate it, but I suspect that the haters have not actually ridden it....
09-29-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3,014
Views: 262,199
Posted By Oldairhead

I have the issue but won't part with it. I could...

I have the issue but won't part with it. I could scan an article from it if you want something specific.
09-02-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By Oldairhead

Finally got around to adding the pics to my page,...

Finally got around to adding the pics to my page, Sancineto Bicycles (https://utahrandonneur.wordpress.com/sancineto-bicycles/).
08-18-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,621
Posted By Oldairhead

A more modern take! 2008 Master X-light in...

A more modern take! 2008 Master X-light in Saronni red.https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x733/20130609_103503_2a599b635e093d171dd9cf4988ee73d779524517.gif
08-17-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Oldairhead

Although Velo Cult made a brief splash here in...

Although Velo Cult made a brief splash here in Portland I think the vintage bike scene will carry on fine without them. Many local enthusiasts like myself never went there much anyways. I did go a...
06-22-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By Oldairhead

Maybe this is the thing that you are trying to...

Maybe this is the thing that you are trying to do? I have my Holdsworth Mistral set up for shorter randonneur rides, mostly 200k and under. I have many bikes and this one is perhaps my favorite to...
06-07-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By Oldairhead

Hey, nice job! Can I grab these photos and put...

Hey, nice job! Can I grab these photos and put them up on my Sancineto page? Thanks!

https://utahrandonneur.wordpress.com/sancineto-bicycles/
05-27-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,623
Posted By Oldairhead

It's BRAKE, not break (unless it's broken)!

It's BRAKE, not break (unless it's broken)!
04-11-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 21,504
Posted By Oldairhead

A ride like this does require many volunteers but...

A ride like this does require many volunteers but I do not think that was the problem this year. Wesley's role was changed due to personal and other reasons. His title this year was "Event Founder"...
04-09-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 21,504
Posted By Oldairhead

I supported the Nova event on Saturday and rode...

I supported the Nova event on Saturday and rode the Coastal Route on Sunday. It was fun to be on the course both days! When my friend sent the pic I noticed Giancarlo in the background! BTW, I WAS...
03-31-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,732
Posted By Oldairhead

I will be at Eroica CA as well and would love to...

I will be at Eroica CA as well and would love to see your Lygie. Always pleased to meet another Lygie owner. I will be supporting the Nova Eroica event on Saturday on my moto but should be back at...
03-06-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,015
Posted By Oldairhead

That's nice Robbie. I thought she was asking for...

That's nice Robbie. I thought she was asking for opinions but thats my error. I don't think mine was out of line but maybe I was wrong. Here is my new response.

Women like pink bikes!

I hope...
03-06-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,015
Posted By Oldairhead

I do not dispute that there are many "women...

I do not dispute that there are many "women specific" designs available and that that is a good thing. But going back to the original question, "Wondering what the women here prefer in frame design"...
03-04-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,015
Posted By Oldairhead

If you reverse the gender of the question and ask...

If you reverse the gender of the question and ask what kind of frame do men prefer you will understand how ridiculous the question is!
12-19-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By Oldairhead

Yes, on the later years of Sancineto bicycles the...

Yes, on the later years of Sancineto bicycles the frame number corresponds with the year of manufacture. When that thresh-hold is crossed though is currently unclear. I haven't put much time into...
11-26-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,732
Posted By Oldairhead

Squire, In all likelihood your rear dropout...

Squire,

In all likelihood your rear dropout spacing is 126 mm. Unless you plan on spreading the rear you may have to stick with 6 or 7 speed. Or,you might be able to MacGyver something to 128...
11-26-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,820
Posted By Oldairhead

Glass houses!

If I was going to take the time to write something myself this would pretty much sum it up! I ride mainly in SoCal and the PNW and I witness so much bad behavior by cyclists that I am often...
09-20-18, 09:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,199
Posted By Oldairhead

Paso didn't like Erocia California though! I...

Paso didn't like Erocia California though! I think the change is because Paso was being, shall we say, d!cks about it. Like Paso Robles or not, they didn't seem to want the event to be held there...
08-23-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,612
Posted By Oldairhead

Dario Pegoretti, RIP

We lost another great frame builder today, Dario Pegoretti dies at age 62.

https://road.cc/content/news/247339-dario-pegoretti-famed-italian-framebuilder-dies-aged-62
08-22-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,296
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, about a thousand riders (and myself) braved...

Well, about a thousand riders (and myself) braved the smoke on Sunday and rode the Portland Century. My 1998 De Bernardi didn't seem to mind the smoke as much as the hills!
08-16-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,572
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, they did ignore me, on several occasions. I...

Well, they did ignore me, on several occasions. I wanted to like the shop, they just made it so hard! I am a "seasonal local" (is that a thing) and on each occasion that I visited I had to almost beg...
08-16-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,572
Posted By Oldairhead

I'm sorry, I already don't miss them. But I think...

I'm sorry, I already don't miss them. But I think there are lessons to be learned here. #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) don't ignore your customers!
07-26-18, 11:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,572
Posted By Oldairhead

I stopped by this shop shortly after they first...

I stopped by this shop shortly after they first opened and several times after. I liked the idea of a shop that they were trying to promote but that never seemed to translate to my experience there....
07-13-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By Oldairhead

My earlier comments about Eroica California...

My earlier comments about Eroica California should not be considered criticism of the organizers there. They are doing the best they can in a state that is becoming increasingly hostile to larger...
07-11-18, 11:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By Oldairhead

Without a doubt Eroica Britannia has the best...

Without a doubt Eroica Britannia has the best food and drink!!!!!
07-11-18, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By Oldairhead

I have ridden the long routes at Gaiole,...

I have ridden the long routes at Gaiole, Britannia, Hispania and California. Out of those I feel like Gaiole was the toughest with Hispania being the next most difficult. Of those rides, the ones I...
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