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01-21-12, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,240
Posted By palladio

Sweet ride! I'm about to do a similar build for...

Sweet ride! I'm about to do a similar build for my NYC commuter.
07-07-11, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By palladio

Interesting. Would you care to elaborate on both...

Interesting. Would you care to elaborate on both points?
07-06-11, 12:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By palladio

I get where you're coming from. Look, I'm a guy...

I get where you're coming from. Look, I'm a guy who has never owned an STI set up until 2011, and that is only on a commuter I built up on a Cannondale CAAD4 from 2001. The bike I want to convert is...
07-05-11, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By palladio

So there's no problem using a 10 Speed rear...

So there's no problem using a 10 Speed rear cassette with the older (pre-index) Campagnolo Record chainrings in front? I would have thought the front rings would be too wide to take the narrower...
07-05-11, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By palladio

Need advice in coverting a vintage Colnago from friction to indexed shifting

I've never stopped riding my pre 1982 Colnagos, and still use Campagnolo friction shifting. I recently made the "mistake" of building up a commuter bike with Shimano Ultegra indexed shifting, and I...
09-26-10, 10:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,682
Posted By palladio

I found some comments from Sheldon Brown here...

I found some comments from Sheldon Brown here http://www.trianglecycling.com/showthread.php?t=23743 , recommending the Nexus 8 as a great shifting hub that can easily be modified to fit 120mm. ...
09-26-10, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,682
Posted By palladio

I see how that could be a good setup, but I...

I see how that could be a good setup, but I really didn't want to get into replacing crankset, bb, etc. with this modification.
09-24-10, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,682
Posted By palladio

Is this the SA XRF 5? So is it more appropriately...

Is this the SA XRF 5? So is it more appropriately geared for 700c than the SA 8 speed?

I've been reading reviews online for IGH, and I was considering the Alfine because it seems to have great...
09-24-10, 12:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,682
Posted By palladio

Yes my frame is steel. I think it's Tange...

Yes my frame is steel. I think it's Tange prestige.
09-23-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,682
Posted By palladio

So Yes that's what I meant, sorry for the...

So

Yes that's what I meant, sorry for the confusion.

So the Alfine is 135mm OLD with maybe an adjustment down to 130mm by removing washers? My frame is 120mm so I guess I'm going to have...
09-23-10, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,682
Posted By palladio

Will an Alfine internal geared hub work on a track frame?

I've got a Soma rush that I've been riding fixed as a commuter for a while. I'd like to add some gears, preferably via a Shimano Alfine interal geared hub or something similar.

So is this...
09-16-10, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By palladio

Went to Brooklyn tonight and bought the 1949...

Went to Brooklyn tonight and bought the 1949 Raleigh Dawn greengage spotted on CL. Very cool bike, all original down to the brakepads, and in beautiful condition! Many thanks to all for the helpful...
09-16-10, 02:06 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,342
Posted By palladio

Don't watch TV, rather be out riding my bike :D ...

Don't watch TV, rather be out riding my bike :D Did they try to do this on Seinfeld?
09-16-10, 01:44 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,342
Posted By palladio

Some you guys need to figure out a way to sell...

Some you guys need to figure out a way to sell these bikes in NYC/Brooklyn. I've been looking this week for a bike for a friend, and I would have been thrilled to find a a good reconditioned bike for...
09-15-10, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By palladio

Thanks for all the helpful advice. We're going to...

Thanks for all the helpful advice. We're going to look at that 1949 one tonight to see if it fits her. I like this bike advisor role - I get 99% of the fun of shopping for a bike with 0% coming out...
09-14-10, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By palladio

Just to clarify, is this definitely a ladies...

Just to clarify, is this definitely a ladies bike? http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/1941759365.html

It's advertised as a 1949 Raleigh "Dawn" with rod brakes. It's a step through but I'm...
09-14-10, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By palladio

How about a 1976 Phillips, is it similar quality...

How about a 1976 Phillips, is it similar quality to Raleigh?

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/1950846423.html
09-14-10, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By palladio

Thanks for the info. I think she likes that...

Thanks for the info. I think she likes that style of bike over a Mixte. Do you think that one would fit her? I don't really know how these frame sizes work for this type of bike.

Here's...
09-14-10, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By palladio

Oh and I should mention that she is around 5'5"...

Oh and I should mention that she is around 5'5" and thinks she needs a 50-52cm bike. So if anyone out there has something suitable for sale, PM me!
09-14-10, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By palladio

Need help finding the right vintage bike for a female friend

I have a lady friend here in NYC who is looking to start pleasure riding and doing some errands in NYC. She wants something with an upright position and a step through frame, maybe a few gears, a...
08-27-10, 02:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By palladio

Got it. I have one super nice bike I spent a...

Got it. I have one super nice bike I spent a year building up.....and I hardly ever ride it. My daily beater gets all the miles and I enjoy it more. The real pleasure is in the riding, not the...
08-26-10, 04:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,655
Posted By palladio

I've never ridden one but always been intrigued...

I've never ridden one but always been intrigued by them. It's probably because I hardly ever see one, even here in NYC, where there are lots of nice vintage Italian steel bikes still on the road. I...
08-26-10, 04:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,204
Posted By palladio

Interesting to see this thread revisisted , after...

Interesting to see this thread revisisted , after 1.5 years. I never did any upgrades to my Rush, but built up an early 80's Colnago Super as a fixed instead. That's more of a fun bike for...
08-26-10, 11:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,245
Posted By palladio

Same thing in NYC. I've seen more Triumphs,...

Same thing in NYC. I've seen more Triumphs, BSA's etc. on the streets in the past year than I saw in the previous ten years combined.
08-26-10, 11:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,491
Posted By palladio

What are you going to do with the bike, daily...

What are you going to do with the bike, daily rider or track?

I'd search Craigslist for a good used bike that someone has spent $1,000 on new and is selling for $500. They're not that hard to...
08-25-10, 11:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By palladio

No kidding. That seems to be where all the...

No kidding. That seems to be where all the vintage track frames are headed these days, expecially the NJS Keirin stuff. Luckily for me, nearly all the track frames for sale are way too small for...
08-25-10, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By palladio

So James 1:17 did you buy it, or are you just...

So James 1:17 did you buy it, or are you just calling my bluff?

I knew the bid would probably go higher, and I wanted it, but I can't justify paying more than $700 for a frame I have to ride in...
08-25-10, 06:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,655
Posted By palladio

Nice bike, congrats! I too have always lusted...

Nice bike, congrats! I too have always lusted after a Ciocc since I built one up when working a bike store as a teenager 25 years ago (and no way could I afford one then). I've bid on the few that...
08-25-10, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By palladio

Yet another Ciocc eludes my grasp....

I've been hankering for a Ciocc track frame for several years. I've only seen three come up for sale and been outbid on all of them :mad:

Anyone here end up winning this bike on Ebay? If so...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-09, 03:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By palladio

Need advice on good value winter cycling clothing

Winter is approaching in NYC and I don't have any cold weather cycling clothes. Looking for any advice on best value per dollar gear to keep warm and comfortable for 15 mile daily workout rides. ...
08-16-09, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By palladio

Thanks. I practiced with it some more today, but...

Thanks. I practiced with it some more today, but no matter how quickly I use it, I'm still losing at least 5 psi. Maybe this is just because I have such small/low volume tires? Or maybe my valve...
08-16-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By palladio

Tire pressure gauge no workie - am I doing something wrong?

I recently bought a tire pressure gauge made by planet bike (see attached picture). It is supposed to be usable with presta valves. Every time I try to engage it on the valve stem, a bunch of air...
08-14-09, 10:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,774
Posted By palladio

Hey Tejano Trackie, you obviously have a lot of...

Hey Tejano Trackie, you obviously have a lot of experience and have ridden a lot of tubulars. What's your favorite? Do you have any opinions on how the better current production tubulars stack up...
08-14-09, 01:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,936
Posted By palladio

I'm not familiar with them, but that Vanilla bike...

I'm not familiar with them, but that Vanilla bike rocks. I want one, but I'm pretty sure if I have to ask what one costs, I can't afford it.
08-13-09, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By palladio

For me it's my vintage pair of Vittoria Servizio...

For me it's my vintage pair of Vittoria Servizio Corsa 21mm tubulars. Best riding tires I've ever had by far. I'll replace them with Veloflex tubulars, which are supposedly similar.
08-13-09, 10:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,936
Posted By palladio

Amani576, you're right "chromovelato" was the...

Amani576, you're right "chromovelato" was the term I was looking for, and the bike in question was a Haral. Kind of wacky with the curved tubing maybe, but dang I think it's the coolest bike I've...
08-13-09, 08:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,936
Posted By palladio

Wow that's nice. I like the contrast with the...

Wow that's nice. I like the contrast with the lugs and the wheels are cool too. What are they?
08-13-09, 08:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,936
Posted By palladio

There was some sort of rare French bike on this...

There was some sort of rare French bike on this forum a while back that I thought was the nicest looking bike I had seen. It had paint over chrome where you can kind of see the depth of the chrome...
08-13-09, 08:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,157
Posted By palladio

Ha! Hard to do in Central Park, although I did...

Ha! Hard to do in Central Park, although I did have one day in June in a huge thunderstorm where I did a complete loop without seeing another bike. The hot dog/water vendors were huddled under...
08-13-09, 04:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,157
Posted By palladio

Thanks Road Fan and everyone else for the very...

Thanks Road Fan and everyone else for the very helpful advice. I've ordered the new freewheel, so we'll see how that goes with my current chain and shifting setup.
08-13-09, 12:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,157
Posted By palladio

So will a modern 8 or 9 speed (like SRAM or KMC's...

So will a modern 8 or 9 speed (like SRAM or KMC's higher end stuff) chain work fine on the older Shimano 7400 six speed freewheel, or is there something unique to newer STI that makes them...
08-13-09, 11:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,157
Posted By palladio

I spent a fair amount on this Everest/Regina...

I spent a fair amount on this Everest/Regina chain, as it is supposedly a high-end and lightweight model from that period. So, I'd really like to continue using it. It just seemed wider than the...
08-13-09, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,285
Posted By palladio

I'm a C&V guitar guy too. Have an old Les Paul...

I'm a C&V guitar guy too. Have an old Les Paul and an SG.

I feel fortunate to have seen Les Paul play his weekly gig in NYC a number of times over the years. He was quite a character and...
08-13-09, 10:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,774
Posted By palladio

Tejano Trackie, why no sealant in a latex tube? ...

Tejano Trackie, why no sealant in a latex tube? Does it damage the latex?

Also to the OP, my Vittorias have latext tubes and need to be filled before every ride as they lose substantial pressure...
08-13-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,157
Posted By palladio

Yes, it's definitely a bit taller a ratio than I...

Yes, it's definitely a bit taller a ratio than I would like for longer or hilly rides.

After the advice here this morning, I went ahead and bought a NOS Shimano MF-7400 Dura Ace 6 speed...
08-13-09, 06:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,157
Posted By palladio

Road Fan, thanks for the thoughtful and...

Road Fan, thanks for the thoughtful and informative reply.

As per your question, I am running the following drivetrain:

Campy Super Record Derailleurs (I'm guessing they're from the early...
08-13-09, 05:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,157
Posted By palladio

If took my time and hunted around on Ebay and...

If took my time and hunted around on Ebay and Craigslist. I was able to buy a really clean Colnago Super frame/fork (actually I have two now - one fixed gear and one geared) for very low prices....
08-13-09, 05:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,157
Posted By palladio

Is a Shimano Dura Ace MF-7400 a "twist tooth"...

Is a Shimano Dura Ace MF-7400 a "twist tooth" model (and therefore would offer improved shifting over my Regina)?
08-13-09, 05:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,157
Posted By palladio

Yes, it's the "proper" Regina Extra freewheel...

Yes, it's the "proper" Regina Extra freewheel that came with the bike from the 80's. Thanks, I was considering a Shimano freewheel but haven't tried that yet.

Who makes a "modern" ramped tooth...
08-13-09, 05:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,157
Posted By palladio

That's what I meant to say, but it came out...

That's what I meant to say, but it came out backwards. Thanks for pointing that out.
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