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06-10-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,517
Posted By Choke

I didn't mind MREs, for the most part they were...

I didn't mind MREs, for the most part they were decent enough. Meatballs in BBQ Sauce was my all time favorite.

There was a guy in another Platoon in my Company who would trade his whole MRE for...
06-02-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,274
Posted By Choke

There are vintage 'big barrel' shifters.....Campy...

There are vintage 'big barrel' shifters.....Campy made several versions.

These are shifting a 10sp cassette....

http://hampco.ciocctoo.com/070416d.jpg
05-27-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,003
Posted By Choke

You can mount modern Campy holders to your...

You can mount modern Campy holders to your Deltas; you may have to add another small washer to get the pads to tighten but that's the only mod needed. You can even use the original Delta nut. I like...
05-24-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,418
Posted By Choke

If you send it to Gugie he could probably...

If you send it to Gugie he could probably straighten those stays for you.
05-22-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,418
Posted By Choke

A bit more modern but it does have lugs... ...

A bit more modern but it does have lugs...

http://hampco.ciocctoo.com/070416c.jpg
05-03-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Choke

In my world silver is always the answer. :) ...

In my world silver is always the answer. :)

I might make an exception for Campy Century or Graphite.
05-02-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,261
Posted By Choke

Going by this list that SN puts it around...

Going by this list that SN puts it around 1969-70. Frejus serial number chart (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Frejus/Frejus_serial_numbers.htm)

#109878 says hello.
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04-14-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7,318
Views: 1,911,537
Posted By Choke

Ha...I don't blame you for wanting to keep that...

Ha...I don't blame you for wanting to keep that secret. :) Yeah, a lot of Ernesto's team bikes used Shimano, there must have been some back story to that.
04-14-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By Choke

I'll quote Old Potatoe (Peter Chisholm, former...

I'll quote Old Potatoe (Peter Chisholm, former owner of Vecchio's in Boulder and definitely a Campy expert) from another forum. I'm quoting from a couple of different posts of his in the same thread....
04-13-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By Choke

I'm no expert on Ergos, but that generation...

I'm no expert on Ergos, but that generation (pointy hoods) is almost always 8 speed. I think that they made some 9sp in that version but they aren't that common.

A 9sp Campy rear derailleur will...
04-11-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 13,901
Posted By Choke

Well, that explains a lot. I too have attended...

Well, that explains a lot. I too have attended every Eroica CA and thought that the support was very lacking this year. To be clear, the area that was lacking was food, drinks, supplies, etc.....not...
04-08-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 13,901
Posted By Choke

@Andy_K...

@Andy_K (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/andy_k-111144.html) and @Spaghetti Legs (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/spaghetti-legs-396646.html) back at the Palazzo after dinner on Fri night
...
04-01-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,212
Posted By Choke

What you should do is apply that money towards a...

What you should do is apply that money towards a vendor space in Cambria. There will be loads of people there who are looking to buy, you could get rid of everything in one fell swoop.
03-31-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By Choke

Nicely done. :beer:

Nicely done. :beer:
03-30-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By Choke

It should work fine on your bars. I have used...

It should work fine on your bars. I have used the BH-60 on a number of different bars and never had a problem. Finding a double mount version will be the challenge, they don't often come up for...
03-26-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Choke

There's no need for a sleeve. The bearings sit...

There's no need for a sleeve. The bearings sit outboard of the BB so a sleeve won't do anything to protect them. Just make sure you use lots of grease on everything and you'll be fine.
03-26-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,883
Posted By Choke

You might find one locally but the best bet is to...

You might find one locally but the best bet is to use a new style Silca gasket, model #323 (https://silca.cc/collections/replacement-parts/products/silca-323-chuck-gasket). The description doesn't...
03-25-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Choke

I'll be there for sure. I haven't given any...

I'll be there for sure. I haven't given any thought to what bike I'll ride though.
03-25-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,358
Posted By Choke

1966 Frejus ...

1966 Frejus

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/frej0409b.jpg
03-25-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,006
Posted By Choke

Have you tried a different 26.8 post? I've seen...

Have you tried a different 26.8 post? I've seen posts marked with the proper size that fit loose.
03-21-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,565
Posted By Choke

H+Son TB 14 ...

H+Son TB 14

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/tb14.jpg
03-21-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,703
Posted By Choke

An old MTB does make a good starting point.... ...

An old MTB does make a good starting point....

http://scapin.ciocctoo.com/scap1.jpg
03-20-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,598
Posted By Choke

I was glad that I got my blood stripes 'pinned...

I was glad that I got my blood stripes 'pinned on' on a Friday......my legs had all weekend to recover.
03-18-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,598
Posted By Choke

Tanwall

Tanwall
03-18-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,226
Posted By Choke

Bingo. I fit a stock frame just fine but I wanted...

Bingo. I fit a stock frame just fine but I wanted a lugged frame, steel fork, post mounted Paul Racer M brakes and room for 32mm tires. Try finding that on the shelf anywhere.....which is why Steve...
03-18-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By Choke

Ha! They are Roland's take on these...

Ha! They are Roland's take on these https://vintagebicycle.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/masi-prestige-cronometro-1981/
03-18-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,226
Posted By Choke

Why not both? As Doc said, there are lots of...

Why not both? As Doc said, there are lots of Italian builders who can do custom. This pic on the Bixxis instagram is very intriguing....if Doriano starts offering these then I may well be sending him...
03-18-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By Choke

I was there on Friday and it was pretty...

I was there on Friday and it was pretty nice...not too crowded.

This was by far my favorite bike. It had a Gilco like tubing - not Gilco according to Roland but similar. Unfortunately he said he...
03-16-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 10,817
Posted By Choke

Those are all super nice...but those two...

Those are all super nice...but those two Hetchins...wow!
03-16-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 10,817
Posted By Choke

I just took this pic from my front porch.... ...

I just took this pic from my front porch....

Lemond1985 was correct....the State of Jefferson is in northern CA and southern...
03-15-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 10,817
Posted By Choke

1. Scott aka choke on BF, Northern CA 2. The...

1. Scott aka choke on BF, Northern CA

2. The plan is the Santa Lucia....but given my condition the short route may end up being the one. Gearing will depend on which bike I bring and I haven't...
03-15-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 10,817
Posted By Choke

This picture could have been taken half a mile...

This picture could have been taken half a mile from my house....
03-15-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By Choke

The Atoms are the "77 Compact".

The Atoms are the "77 Compact".
03-12-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,023
Posted By Choke

I still have this one though it looks a bit...

I still have this one though it looks a bit different at the moment. The pic is from 1989, I don't have any better as it's at my Mom's house.

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/cdale.JPG
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03-10-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,208
Posted By Choke

Your first sentence hit it on the head. I've...

Your first sentence hit it on the head. I've been to every edition of Eroica CA and no one has ever checked out my bike to see if it fit the rules. I think the rules are more guidelines for the...
03-01-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Choke

"Lefty" forks. The 1910 Labor Tour de France had...

"Lefty" forks. The 1910 Labor Tour de France had one....and single-sided rear end as well.

https://www.sterba-bike.cz/album/82/category/race-and-sport-bicycles?lang=EN
02-23-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,634
Posted By Choke

You have one too many letters....his last name is...

You have one too many letters....his last name is Christophe. He was a famous French racer. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug%c3%a8ne_Christophe

And FWIW, I didn't see any insult on your part...
02-23-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 13,901
Posted By Choke

As best as I can tell from what info is out...

As best as I can tell from what info is out there....

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x378/eroica19loc_e12e8e8be7b9399d2ead8ec1ceefc49806fa24fe.jpg
02-17-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By Choke

How interesting. I spent far too many hours back...

How interesting. I spent far too many hours back then looking over the Excel catalog and I don't ever recall seeing a model name on any of their models, just the tubing as you said.
02-13-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By Choke

It's SL tubing....I don't think they really had...

It's SL tubing....I don't think they really had model names at that time, at least it wasn't listed that way. I purchased the frame from Excel Sports.

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/ciocc.jpg
02-13-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By Choke

I agree that the brake bridge looks more modern,...

I agree that the brake bridge looks more modern, but the rest of the bike screams 80s to me. All of the 90s Ciöcc models that I have seen have no panto on the seatstays and the panto on the fork...
02-03-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 17,562
Posted By Choke

I suppose I could throw these two in here.... ...

I suppose I could throw these two in here....

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/cousins.jpg
01-26-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By Choke

Another not a race.....but figure the odds on...

Another not a race.....but figure the odds on this happening. The top is from Eroica CA, the bottom Cino Heroica obviously.

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/numbers.jpg
01-25-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,590
Posted By Choke

I like to use 'tape clips'. These are plastic...

I like to use 'tape clips'. These are plastic pieces that screw together....they used to be easily available but the old ones are hard to find these days. However, Arundel...
01-24-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,848
Posted By Choke

Centaur MTB crank - 26/36/48 ...

Centaur MTB crank - 26/36/48

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/centmtb.jpg

Euclid

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/sc2.JPG

I'll take the one on the upper right please. :D
01-24-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,488
Posted By Choke

At my first Cino, I had three chainring bolts...

At my first Cino, I had three chainring bolts work themselves loose and fall out. I didn't notice it (though I did notice that I was having shifting trouble) but fortunately Sunday morning DD noticed...
01-23-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,488
Posted By Choke

Just so you know what you're getting in to... ...

Just so you know what you're getting in to...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/565x485/cino_heroica_day_one_altimitry_be564c0ae93524da5baf4ef600c798591106b361.jpg

Day 1...
01-23-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,761
Posted By Choke

Not all of his paint jobs are wild....Google...

Not all of his paint jobs are wild....Google Pegoretti Luigino for instance. Or this...it's Columbus XCR and the dots are exposed stainless.
http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/g1s.jpg

As for which is he...
01-23-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,761
Posted By Choke

Giovanni Losa. It's an open secret that his shop...

Giovanni Losa. It's an open secret that his shop built the Cinelli Supercorsas from the early/middle 90s until 2008.

This is what Richard Sachs had to say on another forum -
01-23-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,761
Posted By Choke

FWIW, this is said to be Tullio's pick. ...

FWIW, this is said to be Tullio's pick.

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/shirt.jpg

Then there are others who came later...Pegoretti for instance. Does he bump someone from the list?

And where do...
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