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11-03-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 157
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Posted By styggno1

The French (Francis Quillon) approached to the...

The French (Francis Quillon) approached to the shortening of wheelbase thing in a more French (and bent) way...

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I agree fully -...
11-03-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,783
Posted By styggno1

Continued ...

Continued

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11-03-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,783
Posted By styggno1

Being a strong believer in tradition and race...

Being a strong believer in tradition and race proven set ups - I live by the rules. And I love it. I also love to look down at (on?) people (and their bikes) who do not live by the rules. Sometimes I...
10-13-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,421
Posted By styggno1

Leave this thread. You are barking up the wrong...

Leave this thread. You are barking up the wrong tree and not doing the vintage bicycle world/hobby any good. Just the opposite.
09-28-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,771
Posted By styggno1

My old restoration thread might be of interest if...

My old restoration thread might be of interest if you have not already seen it? SJX426

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1120986-late-60-s-bianchi-specialissima-project-thread.html
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08-18-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 27,569
Posted By styggno1

Congratulations! That is a steal! Well...

Congratulations! That is a steal!



Well - you are off a wee bit. More like 1500 to 2000 USD. So - for 30 bucks it actually was a steal!

I used to own a 6105 but sold in a weak moment to a...
08-05-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,919
Posted By styggno1

Sophia, Eddy and a beat up old Bianchi ...

Sophia, Eddy and a beat up old Bianchi

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08-04-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 658
Posted By styggno1

I am with Merziac on this - but metric - 25 to 40...

I am with Merziac on this - but metric - 25 to 40 mm compression is what to look for.

Maybe I do not understand correctly some of the posts above - it seems like some say there are no chrome...
07-29-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,290
Posted By styggno1

And almost as weird as my Geliano (Quillon) :D ...

And almost as weird as my Geliano (Quillon) :D

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07-06-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By styggno1

My Aero (SRA) is from 1983 but mostly the same. A...

My Aero (SRA) is from 1983 but mostly the same. A wonderful bike. In all respects. I see some references of them being "twitchy" but at least mine is not. Frame detailing and paint is top notch.
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07-03-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,520
Posted By styggno1

The usual suspects... ...

The usual suspects...

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06-14-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,633
Posted By styggno1

I am glad being married (for more reasons than...

I am glad being married (for more reasons than this) - imagine explaining this to your new girlfriend...


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06-14-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,097
Posted By styggno1

I want to put forward the Mavic hub. Even if I...

I want to put forward the Mavic hub. Even if I have more than my share of Campagnolo hubs I always return to the Mavic 500, 501, 550, etc. They all look (almost) the same. Indestructable and...
06-13-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,337
Posted By styggno1

Early 00s 10V are great! Specially the triple....

Early 00s 10V are great! Specially the triple. Here on borderline vintage MX Leader in GAN livery. 10V down tube shifters.

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06-13-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,337
Posted By styggno1

I do not fare well at all but that has more to do...

I do not fare well at all but that has more to do with my lack of training and old age than the bike(s). As long as I either keep up with them or that I accept, without whining, them leavning me in...
06-11-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By styggno1

Is it sexist to call a womens bike hot? Not often...

Is it sexist to call a womens bike hot? Not often I lust for a womens bike but with this one I do. Smashing looks!
06-11-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,115
Posted By styggno1

I am biased maybe... And in love. 1987 X4 -...

I am biased maybe... And in love.

1987 X4 - but if it has to be a team bike add some black and get an "Argentin"

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06-11-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,337
Posted By styggno1

The borderline vintage thread

Sometimes bikes are not modern - nor vintage. My riding buddys regard my most modern bike as being from the stone age and it is just 20 years old. I reckon them being on electronic derailleur full...
06-09-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,156
Posted By styggno1

I think the reactions are interesting. From what...

I think the reactions are interesting. From what I can see they are divided in:

1. Someone posted pictures of a very interesting bike asking for more info on it. The buyer is dealing in bikes and...
06-04-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By styggno1

Major Bianchi X4 score!

I have written it here before – Sweden does not have a lot of top-of-the-line vintage lightweights of international calibre. With a somewhat short season cycling has never been a really big sport...
05-06-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By styggno1

There are a lot of leather saddles that are over...

There are a lot of leather saddles that are over soaked in oils and grease.

If I own the saddle from new I do not apply grease other than a thin coat on the inside. Keep it out of the rain and...
05-06-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By styggno1

They, the couple, are an absolute pleasure to...

They, the couple, are an absolute pleasure to deal with. I also made a special order but not at all as advanced as the above ti-beauty. I just wanted to have a clean early looking 90 without the...
04-27-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,671
Posted By styggno1

Mmmm... chrome lugs! Love them! These I...

Mmmm... chrome lugs! Love them!

These I ordered myself

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Someone else ordred these - but now I am enjoying them.
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04-21-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By styggno1

Interesting! Are you sure you have had a NR rear...

Interesting! Are you sure you have had a NR rear derailleur with a "68" stamp? That would be a first for me. I was under the impression that pre 1970 it just said "Patent" (I do have one of those)....
04-21-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,230
Posted By styggno1

Thanks! I investigated sources in Sweden...

Thanks!
I investigated sources in Sweden already in the late 1990: s... with no luck. There were only a few shops in Sweden that sold Rovals back then (mostly in the 80ies) so when I tried to get...
04-19-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,230
Posted By styggno1

I have got two pairs - on set of clincher and one...

I have got two pairs - on set of clincher and one set for tubes. Both pairs are of the silver anodized version - rims and hubs.

30 spoke radial front, clincher rim
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04-11-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 11,392
Posted By styggno1

I wrote a bit about it here: ...

I wrote a bit about it here:
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"Many of you probably know that the Italian Masi was not supposed to be sold in...
04-06-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,931
Posted By styggno1

There was a bike attached to the brifters I...

There was a bike attached to the brifters I wanted...

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I ended up keeping the rest of the...
04-06-22, 04:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,505
Posted By styggno1

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Colnago lost me when they started with these straight forks. I...
04-05-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,505
Posted By styggno1

Fork curvature battle!

I hereby claim this 1978 Masi Prestige front fork curvature as being the most beautiful ever bent by man (or woman).

Tell me I am wrong! Or prove me wrong...
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02-18-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5,648
Views: 631,299
Posted By styggno1

Thanks! It did take some foul language... to...

Thanks!
It did take some foul language... to get them back together again - as there were three washers that looked very similar but had different thicknesses.
I have always wanted to take things...
02-15-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5,648
Views: 631,299
Posted By styggno1

Finished the De Rosa today. Significant weight...

Finished the De Rosa today. Significant weight reduction (not that it matters as I am the limiting factor...)

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The before weight...
02-14-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5,648
Views: 631,299
Posted By styggno1

I know this is stretching vintage and classic...

I know this is stretching vintage and classic quite a bit - but the frame is nearly 20 years old... ;-)

Been building this 2003 De Rosa Planet (aluminium frame with carbon rear stays and front...
02-11-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 14,544
Posted By styggno1

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01-29-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,210
Posted By styggno1

When having replacement forks in stock it is for...

When having replacement forks in stock it is for sure a good choice to have them in chrome as keeping extra forks in all paint colours would be bad for business.

The 1984 Ariel papers quotes...
01-28-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,210
Posted By styggno1

I recommend everyone to take it cool when it...

I recommend everyone to take it cool when it comes to speculating about the fork. It could actually be original to the frame. All 3Rensho: s do not have the offset fork crown. This bike has the NSA...
01-26-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,376
Posted By styggno1

We are a third of a world apart but still share...

We are a third of a world apart but still share the same interest. I take comfort in that.
01-26-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,376
Posted By styggno1

I am very happy to see your Peugeot Pro. There...

I am very happy to see your Peugeot Pro. There are some parallells between Peugeout: s, Bianchi: s and on some level the Swedish Crescent: s and Monark: s - in that they had the whole scale. From...
01-26-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,376
Posted By styggno1

I started writing about that there are some bikes...

I started writing about that there are some bikes in this thread - none mentioned, none forgotten... that... does not...etc.!
But lets keep this fun and happy. I am just an grumpy old elitist guy -...
01-25-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,376
Posted By styggno1

I do hereby bow my head in embarrasment! I plead...

I do hereby bow my head in embarrasment! I plead guilty of eyelets:

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Pump pegs:
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01-25-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,376
Posted By styggno1

Thank you and likewise! I would better...

Thank you and likewise!

I would better clarify my message a little. It is not like I am a young buck myself - at 58 (in March), and that I do not see the point in adjusting for your age...
01-25-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,376
Posted By styggno1

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01-25-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,376
Posted By styggno1

I would like to add to that "no list" a wish for...

I would like to add to that "no list" a wish for a certain proportion/difference between saddle height and stem height if going pure racing. I have difficulties when seeing what could be pure racing...
01-07-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,911
Posted By styggno1

Found an interesting picture of what must be a...

Found an interesting picture of what must be a very early aero frame. I have yet to ask one of the Pettersson brothers about it but I will - of course!

Many of Swedens museums have started to put...
12-24-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By styggno1

Christmas spirit has arrived

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12-15-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 270,204
Posted By styggno1

Oh... The excess does not end there... I am...

Oh... The excess does not end there... I am embarrassed (not...)

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12-15-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By styggno1

Again... It all depends for what purpose. There...

Again... It all depends for what purpose. There are a lot of things in life that depends. Here is a full blown time trial bike untouched since it was used in the early 70ies. By professionals. A lot...
12-15-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5,648
Views: 631,299
Posted By styggno1

Exploring the borders of my "vintage" comfort...

Exploring the borders of my "vintage" comfort zone. Servicing almost "new" 20 year old ergopower.

Dirty

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Ultrasonic bath...
12-15-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 270,204
Posted By styggno1

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12-15-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 60,052
Posted By styggno1

I do not remember if I have already published...

I do not remember if I have already published this one here but... I reckon it is december again so what the h...

Conti Designer 84. A bike that has served me well (a lot).
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