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11-24-22, 02:17 PM
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Posted By embankmentlb

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Fuso by Dave Moulton is favorite bike. Subject to change.
11-19-22, 02:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 624
Posted By embankmentlb

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A fan of Ofmega!
11-13-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By embankmentlb

Rigida Score Rim Quality

Organizing my hoard of bike parts a few days ago I realized that I have those nos Rigida Score 36 hole heat treated rims. I also have some nos Triomphe 36 hole hubs.
Looks like a perfect...
11-11-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,848
Posted By embankmentlb

I decided to somewhat organize my stash of bike...

I decided to somewhat organize my stash of bike parts on this rainy day. I have about 6 rideable 80s road bikes. They are on a simi-regular rotation.
My biggest mental struggle seems to be...
11-09-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By embankmentlb

You can always practice your rebuilding skills on...

You can always practice your rebuilding skills on the hub you do not use and ride the other one. Old stuff breaks, even Dura Ace.
I attempted to rebuild the freehub as shown in the posted video. I...
11-09-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By embankmentlb

My 7700 freehub developed a drag causing the...

My 7700 freehub developed a drag causing the cassette to rotate with the wheel when coasting. Not good! That was many years ago. I also went on a quest to find a replacement other than the titanium...
11-06-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,689
Posted By embankmentlb

Remember when an air cooled VW was in front of...

Remember when an air cooled VW was in front of every other house on your street?
Admittedly that was 50 years ago.
Today there are still specialty mail order concerns that carry almost every part...
11-06-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,585
Posted By embankmentlb

7700 is a beautiful group! Love the 25th! The...

7700 is a beautiful group! Love the 25th! The finish is a bit soft and really shows itís use over time. If I had the 25th it would stay in the suitcase or on a display bike.
11-04-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,783
Posted By embankmentlb

2 kinds of business. My business & none of my...

2 kinds of business. My business & none of my business.
10-27-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,829
Posted By embankmentlb

I have a couple of sets. If I could avoid...

I have a couple of sets. If I could avoid stopping at intersectionsÖÖ. well that would solve many of my problems. Excellent pedals!
10-21-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,117
Posted By embankmentlb

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My old Cannondale from 1987 is permanently mounted...
10-20-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 14,840
Posted By embankmentlb

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Maybe because it is new to me. Maybe because I...
10-14-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,288
Posted By embankmentlb

Dura Ace 7700gs rear. 9 speed, shiny, down tube...

Dura Ace 7700gs rear. 9 speed, shiny, down tube or STI compatible, can accommodate large cogs with an extender.

Not near as happy with the 7700 front, it can be a pain to get set correctly....
10-13-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,421
Posted By embankmentlb

The seller was certainly way over the top with...

The seller was certainly way over the top with his description. The rants coming from some members of this forum were well over cooked also. Bottom line is the seller did not except the comments from...
10-12-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,421
Posted By embankmentlb

A nerve has been struck somewhere.

A nerve has been struck somewhere.
10-07-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 934
Posted By embankmentlb

The DA stem is way nice! I road one for years. My...

The DA stem is way nice! I road one for years. My memory is that it creaked. That was always a bit concerning. I probably didnít maintain it as I should have. Most beautiful ever made.
10-07-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8,147
Views: 2,801,625
Posted By embankmentlb

I have been chasing a Fuso for years. The frame...

I have been chasing a Fuso for years. The frame turned up local a month or so ago. I have only ridden it a hand full of times but I can say it lives up to expectations!
10-03-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8,147
Views: 2,801,625
Posted By embankmentlb

I built up this new to me Fuso frame a couple of...

I built up this new to me Fuso frame a couple of weeks ago. It rides so nice! The 7700 with STI seem a bit out of place but it works great. At some point in the distance future maybe I will treat...
09-23-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,873
Posted By embankmentlb

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Did Boyer have more than one?
09-22-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By embankmentlb

The original Molteni orange in my unofficial...

The original Molteni orange in my unofficial opinion a more earthy (burnt) orange and not at all a bright signal orange.
09-22-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,860
Posted By embankmentlb

Great point. I can agree with that!

Great point.
I can agree with that!
09-21-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,860
Posted By embankmentlb

For professionals itís all about winning. Winning...

For professionals itís all about winning. Winning is about training and putting in ungodly amounts of miles. If you have not put in the miles you will not be at the finish. No amount of fast shifting...
09-20-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,860
Posted By embankmentlb

70s & early 80s Campy was designed for ruggedness...

70s & early 80s Campy was designed for ruggedness and reliably over anything else.
It was built in a time where bike shops were not always available and mail ordering parts took months. Serious...
08-17-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,368
Posted By embankmentlb

25 seems the optimal size for me. I have tried...

25 seems the optimal size for me. I have tried wider but generally do not like the mushiness of the ride, particularly if out of the saddle.
Another factor almost never mentioned is that the wider...
08-01-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By embankmentlb

I would lace these up but they are 36 hole and...

I would lace these up but they are 36 hole and all my rims are 32.
07-29-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By embankmentlb

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07-27-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 14,544
Posted By embankmentlb

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Yes sir!
07-27-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,128
Posted By embankmentlb

It seems the world in general has long abandoned...

It seems the world in general has long abandoned me. Maybe I am just old. Weird and scary how all of a sudden it just happens. I was just going through a box in storage this morning and found a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,699
Posted By embankmentlb

I think itís time to join some of those solo...

I think itís time to join some of those solo riders just to keep things honest.
07-21-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,528
Posted By embankmentlb

probably the reason this sits on a shelf. Not...

probably the reason this sits on a shelf. Not enough to really help me 😳
07-21-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,528
Posted By embankmentlb

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I do not have a triple but I do have these!...
07-20-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 6,661
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Super Record Export.
07-07-22, 10:11 AM
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Views: 571
Posted By embankmentlb

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I took some steel wool to it and feel pretty...
07-06-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By embankmentlb

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I assume my aerodynamic model is a bit later model...
07-01-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,770
Posted By embankmentlb

Did many centuries on my old bikes. However, they...

Did many centuries on my old bikes. However, they were not classic or vintage at that time!

Does that count?
06-30-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,370
Posted By embankmentlb

iconic! ...

iconic!

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06-28-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,316
Posted By embankmentlb

Good points all! However, cars built prior to...

Good points all!
However, cars built prior to say the early 1990s are pretty much past their reliable life at 100k miles.
Today cars have a useful life of 250k miles and in some cases much more....
06-28-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,316
Posted By embankmentlb

Imagine collecting electronic groups like Di2 30...

Imagine collecting electronic groups like Di2 30 years from now! Will the bikes be unused functionless decoration? Will there be a subculture of die hards who find workarounds for outdated...
06-28-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,370
Posted By embankmentlb

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I imagine that 3rensho would fit into the iconic...
06-16-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,633
Posted By embankmentlb

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What does it say?
06-09-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,115
Posted By embankmentlb

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The 7-eleven Merckx is right there for best looking...
05-26-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,669
Posted By embankmentlb

These old vs new videos are somewhat amusing but...

These old vs new videos are somewhat amusing but mostly just annoying. The reviewers almost always complain about narrow gearing and narrow tire width. Who sets out with the goal to climb the...
05-26-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By embankmentlb

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I have owned this Look for about 25 years. It is...
03-03-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 119,993
Posted By embankmentlb

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Hunting island , SC
03-02-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 25,488
Posted By embankmentlb

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This bike does not get ridden near enough....
02-18-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By embankmentlb

That was a long time ago. From what I remember it...

That was a long time ago. From what I remember it was called C-record from the time it was available here in the US.
01-25-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,376
Posted By embankmentlb

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01-10-22, 01:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,720
Posted By embankmentlb

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Growing up following the prodigy Lemond in the...
01-01-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,753
Posted By embankmentlb

I have collected these for just that type of...

I have collected these for just that type of build. ...
12-30-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By embankmentlb

Thank you for the info!

Thank you for the info!
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