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04-11-21, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Coreyk

Oh, that looks like a wicked fun ride.

Oh, that looks like a wicked fun ride.
10-04-20, 08:43 PM
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Posted By Coreyk

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x676/semi_otto_b5ccd1326c73400689fd3cf425b5d9e3ada51e03.jpg

It's been a long time since an update!

Late 1990s Caloi XT X-C frame with...
12-10-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7,101
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Posted By Coreyk

And now on to version 2.5 of the Caloi posted a...

And now on to version 2.5 of the Caloi posted a bunch of pages back. I found that I couldn't live with the fork length and offset from the old red Bontrager swap-meet fork I had on, so mounted...
11-11-17, 10:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 20,056
Posted By Coreyk

Okay, I larfed at that!

Okay, I larfed at that!
10-13-17, 09:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,220
Posted By Coreyk

Nao Tomii is a fabulous bike builder, and you are...

Nao Tomii is a fabulous bike builder, and you are a smart and discerning rider. I would bet that he and his wife would approve of the dirt-
Nao gets "beausage".
05-07-17, 08:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,485
Posted By Coreyk

I remember that instruction sheet! I bought...

I remember that instruction sheet!

I bought my first pair new at the LBS in 1982 for a very highly modified 70s Peugeot U0-18. They worked great with the Suntour and Huret derailleurs that bike...
05-06-17, 01:25 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 20,881
Posted By Coreyk

Hey, thanks! This was a fun contest.

Hey, thanks!

This was a fun contest.
04-07-17, 10:08 PM
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Views: 2,726,872
Posted By Coreyk

The Bee's Knees. This is a bike that I would stop...

The Bee's Knees. This is a bike that I would stop and stare at.
04-04-17, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7,101
Views: 2,726,872
Posted By Coreyk

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2863/33797140915_363...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2863/33797140915_363d8074fb_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Tuxbw8)snow_3 (https://flic.kr/p/Tuxbw8) by klorpus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/77617662@N00/), on Flickr
...
04-02-17, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By Coreyk

Vicorojas, your best bet is probably UK Ebay for...

Vicorojas, your best bet is probably UK Ebay for those parts.

In answer to your earlier question, Paulo, if the parts are black, they are probably leftovers from the Second World War. The UK had...
03-07-17, 09:05 AM
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Posted By Coreyk

That is a very attractive build. What tires are...

That is a very attractive build. What tires are those?
03-06-17, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 359,148
Posted By Coreyk

It's been a daily read for nearly a decade. V...

It's been a daily read for nearly a decade. V just writes well, and her already very good pictures get better every year.
03-06-17, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 359,148
Posted By Coreyk

Thanks! You know this bike; it used to belong to...

Thanks! You know this bike; it used to belong to she who blogs about bicycles which are lovely.
Didn't you find it for her?
03-05-17, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 359,148
Posted By Coreyk

Very late to the ball, here... Hers, a 1982...

Very late to the ball, here...

Hers, a 1982 Nuova Racing, original mechanicals, cranks, wheels, pedals, seatpost. New decals by Velocals.
...
02-26-17, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7,101
Views: 2,726,872
Posted By Coreyk

Thanks! I may be perceiving it as an effect...

Thanks!

I may be perceiving it as an effect of the replacement fork. It's about 5-7 mm shorter than the original Rockshox Judy, and weighs far less. The thing is totally hip-steerable, and a...
02-26-17, 07:24 PM
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Views: 2,726,872
Posted By Coreyk

And it's rolling. First impression is it's a...

And it's rolling.

First impression is it's a fast bike with whippy, racy handling. Even with the long wheelbase and that mongo WTB tire up front, it's faster than my Volpe from a standing start....
02-12-17, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7,101
Views: 2,726,872
Posted By Coreyk

I ended up selling on that chrome Mongoose...

I ended up selling on that chrome Mongoose (waaaaay upthread )without building it up.

However...

Thanks to a very generous, puckish imaginary internet friend, I have this cool very light...
02-03-17, 10:14 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 20,881
Posted By Coreyk

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5488/12167914094_08f...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5488/12167914094_08f7a755a1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/jxeJWj)black_car_herc_lineup_opt (https://flic.kr/p/jxeJWj) by klorpus...
09-04-16, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,100
Posted By Coreyk

I ride a 2012 model for about 80% of my saddle...

I ride a 2012 model for about 80% of my saddle time. There has to be a reason why Bianchi has had this as their longest running model- 29 years now, if I recall correctly. I think of all the other...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,299
Posted By Coreyk

The Felt seems to be a very good value. I come...

The Felt seems to be a very good value. I come from a older steel roadbike background and have test ridden a bunch of the newer gravel-grinder type bikes. The V100 rode nicer than several higher-cost...
10-03-15, 06:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,630
Posted By Coreyk

Looks like I need to cancel on this one; wrist is...

Looks like I need to cancel on this one; wrist is still sore from surgery last month. Have a great ride and post pics!

Corey K
09-01-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,630
Posted By Coreyk

Excellent. I'm in, and a maybe for herself.

Excellent. I'm in, and a maybe for herself.
08-29-15, 10:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,630
Posted By Coreyk

I'm in, too. Same bike, new stem, better...

I'm in, too. Same bike, new stem, better conditioned legs. Herself may make an appearance, too. Circa 81/82 Bianchi, in her case.
08-26-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,292,064
Posted By Coreyk

ISO Suntour bar end shifters, or parts. What I...

ISO Suntour bar end shifters, or parts. What I really need are two ratchet covers (the black formed plates that go over the toothed wheels)and screws, and the cross bolts. Barring that, I'd like a...
07-04-15, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By Coreyk

What stem for 1978 Raleigh Competition GS?

I am looking for an original equipment or upgrade stem for my beloved Raleigh Competition GS. After taking part in the inaugural L'Utefisk C & V ride here in the Twin Cities, I was shocked to...
07-04-15, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By Coreyk

What size is this bike, sloar?

What size is this bike, sloar?
07-04-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,851
Posted By Coreyk

As a post-ride note, while inspecting my bike to...

As a post-ride note, while inspecting my bike to see if I could identify the source of a new squeak, I discovered that the quill stem on my '78 Competition GS had cracked nearly all the way around...
06-27-15, 09:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,851
Posted By Coreyk

I hosed completely. My neck is about the same...

I hosed completely. My neck is about the same tint as my jersey.
06-27-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,851
Posted By Coreyk

Hey ddeand, I forgot them too, but was only a...

Hey ddeand, I forgot them too, but was only a half-block from home when I remembered. Sorry to not have met you.

So glad to have gone out and sweated, ground up hills, and bombed down the back...
06-20-15, 02:41 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,851
Posted By Coreyk

Polishing up the fenders on yon '78 Comp GS...

Polishing up the fenders on yon '78 Comp GS tonight, as it happens.

...anyone got a chain cleaner? I need to scrub out and put on some of this newfangled NixFrixShun stuff.

CK
06-10-15, 07:30 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,876
Posted By Coreyk

Check the threads here at BF on removing rust...

Check the threads here at BF on removing rust using oxalic acid (AKA wood bleach) it's by far the easiest, least expensive, and least abrasive method of cleaning and converting rust to an inert...
06-03-15, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 670,620
Posted By Coreyk

Technically yesterday, but here goes: 3...

Technically yesterday, but here goes:

3 cotton caps from Prenda Ciclismo-

Bianchi/Campagnolo blue & white retro
Green Campagnolo with champion stripes
Crimson & Green Legnano/Pirelli (this is...
05-31-15, 11:41 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,876
Posted By Coreyk

Kool Stop International - High Performance...

Kool Stop International - High Performance Bicycle Brake Pads Since 1977 (http://www.koolstop.com/english/rod_pull.html)

In both black and salmon formulas, yet. I have a salmon set, and by Jove...
05-31-15, 06:52 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,876
Posted By Coreyk

I ride a very similar 1979 version. You learn to...

I ride a very similar 1979 version. You learn to work with the weight. It's worth it for the ride quality.
Lots of spares available, and do try the Kool-Stop brake pads.

Congrats!
05-17-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,851
Posted By Coreyk

Oh hell, I just saw this. New-ish to the twin...

Oh hell, I just saw this. New-ish to the twin cities, and need some riding prompts, buddies, and routes.
Count me in. And (very probably) my significant other, who is just as much an oddball as...
05-09-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,797
Posted By Coreyk

Very nice! My wife has an 81 or 82 model that has...

Very nice! My wife has an 81 or 82 model that has had some mods, though we have all the original parts save the brakes and levers.
The paint and decals are very straight on yours. Enjoy! They're...
04-25-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,059
Posted By Coreyk

Another bike you may consider is the 2015 Masi...

Another bike you may consider is the 2015 Masi CXGR. Steel frame, Shimano 105 drivetrain, fender mounts, good disc brakes. Currently retailing for a little under $1400. The bar tape is kinda hideous,...
02-11-15, 10:27 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 46,391
Posted By Coreyk

My wife is a professional quilter as well as a c...

My wife is a professional quilter as well as a c & v cyclist (1979 Raleigh Cameo, 1982 Bianchi Nuovo Racing) and my mom has been a quilter, seamstress, and sewing instructor for decades.
Currently...
01-02-15, 10:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,001
Posted By Coreyk

i have a late 70s Minoura mount with a Salsa...

i have a late 70s Minoura mount with a Salsa stainless cage attached (replacing a vintage Jim Blackburn aluminum model I sadly vibrated to death last year) on the '78 Competition GS. It just works....
10-27-14, 11:30 AM
10-26-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Coreyk

Looking for current recommendations for a good C & V service shop in Twin Cities

Hi All- I just relocated to St Paul, MN from Santa Cruz, CA this last month, and am looking for recommendations for C & V savvy mechanics. I visited Calhoun Cyclery today in Minneapolis, and have...
06-25-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,292,064
Posted By Coreyk

Lost my Dunelt/Phillips fork caps. Had to take...

Lost my Dunelt/Phillips fork caps. Had to take them out when getting the fork steerer tube replaced.
Anyone got a set?

They look like these, and are usually chromed. Shot chrome is actually ok-...
02-08-14, 11:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,140
Posted By Coreyk

Nao Tomii builds beautiful bikes that apparently...

Nao Tomii builds beautiful bikes that apparently ride very well.
A lot of established builders think highly of his frames.
I love the fact that he hand-casts his own headbadges, too.

I would...
10-21-13, 07:31 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 28,044
Posted By Coreyk

Yes! I took pics in 2009 when I put it up...

Yes!

I took pics in 2009 when I put it up for sale. It is stock here except for bar tape, cable housing, and tires.
...
10-13-13, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17,226
Views: 1,851,270
Posted By Coreyk

26 miles, Monterey to Pebble Beach via 17 Mile...

26 miles, Monterey to Pebble Beach via 17 Mile Drive with a bunch of folks from the Santa Cruz County Cycling Club.
Mine was the only C & V bike there, and it got a lot of attention. Very brisk and...
10-13-13, 09:51 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 28,044
Posted By Coreyk

My fully lugged 1986 Sirrus had the trademark red...

My fully lugged 1986 Sirrus had the trademark red paint and a combination of white and teal/celeste green decal lettering.
It had the "s"pantographing on the fork crown painted in the teal/celeste...
10-13-13, 06:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,913
Posted By Coreyk

I enjoyed reading every minute of that. Thanks! ...

I enjoyed reading every minute of that. Thanks!

Oh, and "Vaiiiiiiii, Poprad!"


P.S. mind telling what rims you used on this rig? I've a feeling I'm going to need something a bit more durable...
09-28-13, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 404,203
Posted By Coreyk

I usually haunt C & V, but enough folks cross...

I usually haunt C & V, but enough folks cross over here and there that I will try here, too

Want:

(modern tall) Nitto Technomic quill stem 100mm length, either 25.4mm or 26mm clamp is okay
...
09-26-13, 12:24 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,292,064
Posted By Coreyk

In Search Of: Nitto Technomic quill stem,...

In Search Of:

Nitto Technomic quill stem, 100mm length vg or ex condition

Nitto Noodle bars, 42 mm, or something of similar width, reach and drop

Tektro R100a short reach brake levers or...
07-20-13, 04:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,893
Posted By Coreyk

I use shellac frequently in my day-to-day work as...

I use shellac frequently in my day-to-day work as a luthier, and know people who finish whole instruments in it using the French Polishing process.
There is a shortage of lac beetles right now that...
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