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10-16-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 897
Posted By iab

God forbid a company stays competitive by selling...

God forbid a company stays competitive by selling something not loved by C&V.

They should only make lugged steel, guaranteeing their demise because there is no chance in hell someone from C&V...
10-12-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,099
Posted By iab

Why are trying to suck out the subjectivity from...

Why are trying to suck out the subjectivity from this thread? Party pooper. :)
10-11-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,099
Posted By iab

And. I physically cannot tell the difference...

And. I physically cannot tell the difference between Loverboy, REO Speedwagon, Journey, Styx and Foreigner. blech
10-07-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,173
Posted By iab

Can't like this? ...

Can't like this?

https://live.staticflickr.com/6169/6199109771_a6ab6ccb3a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/arN4mX)Cinelli_Model_B 057 (https://flic.kr/p/arN4mX) by iabisdb...
10-06-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By iab

3 pieces of MDF on 2x4 base. Cheap, sturdy, flat...

3 pieces of MDF on 2x4 base. Cheap, sturdy, flat - pick all 3.

https://live.staticflickr.com/1939/44977536284_455ce6bc87_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bwvCxw)Basement81 (https://flic.kr/p/2bwvCxw) by...
10-06-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By iab

Aluminum pipe with a notch cut for the top tube. ...

Aluminum pipe with a notch cut for the top tube. The wood at the end away from the wall extends back to the notch so the bike rests on wood, not aluminum. On the wall-end of the pipe is a keyhole. ...
10-06-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By iab

Stay away from Campagnolo then.

Stay away from Campagnolo then.
10-04-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,615
Posted By iab

Ask Alan to tell you his story about that Varsity...

Ask Alan to tell you his story about that Varsity and a pack of Luckys. You won't be disappointed. And you may change your mind about keeping up.
09-29-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,888
Posted By iab

As thinktubes pointed out, the road forum had 41...

As thinktubes pointed out, the road forum had 41 in their web address at one time. I may be dating myself as it looks like the address has changed.. But if you hang out there, it is a distinctively...
09-29-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,888
Posted By iab

I was first lurking on BF in 03, 04 sometime...

I was first lurking on BF in 03, 04 sometime because it has a lot of great, searchable information. At the start, I was exclusively in the 41 as that was my interest at the time. I, and the people...
09-28-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By iab

Yes it is. 2009. Serial number A002, the second...

Yes it is. 2009. Serial number A002, the second production unit made. Originally I put aluminum Centaur on it but a friend upgraded to EPS and he sold me his Super Record for nearly what I wound...
09-27-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By iab

So I was packing some stuff up for some bike ride...

So I was packing some stuff up for some bike ride and show the other weekend. As you can see from the pics, I brought a bit of stuff.

Forgot my helmet and water bottles. Doh.
...
09-26-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By iab

Remove rust by any of many methods. Apply...

Remove rust by any of many methods.

Apply automobile wax.
09-23-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,695
Posted By iab

I've gotten lazy in my advanced years. Before...

I've gotten lazy in my advanced years. Before I'd swap a chainring and freewheel to "climbatize" a bike designed for a young skinny person. Now I just leave those bikes alone and enjoy them around...
09-23-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,756
Posted By iab

Thanks. Those are standard side-pull calipers. ...

Thanks. Those are standard side-pull calipers. I did change the stem/bars/levers to be more period correct.
...
09-22-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By iab

Nice! 1956 Blondin on the left being ridden...

Nice!

1956 Blondin on the left being ridden at Centenario Coppi last week.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48774282268_04cded0c5a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hj1WRb)
48747523222_74d3777514_o...
09-22-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,756
Posted By iab

Pecorari ...

Pecorari

https://live.staticflickr.com/7587/16503873593_e7764a0400_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r9oECH)
Pecorari 001 (https://flic.kr/p/r9oECH) by iabisdb...
09-22-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,785
Posted By iab

Not a "bike" bag, but a feed bag nonetheless. At...

Not a "bike" bag, but a feed bag nonetheless. At the start my piece count was 8/hour, by the time I finished the 45-ish mussettes, my piece count was 12/hour. A 50% increase, not too shabby.
...
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By iab

$8

$8
09-20-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,391
Posted By iab

Relating to those back in back in the day. ...

Relating to those back in back in the day. Having the same joy when riding as they did. The connection is timeless and satisfying. At least to me.
09-17-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,102
Posted By iab

Well let me set the record straight. Rob and his...

Well let me set the record straight. Rob and his family's assistance were invaluable. I only have 2 hands and the value of getting some local supplies and volunteers can't be understated. Pink and...
09-17-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By iab

Mostra Scambio Imola

So last weekend was Centenario Coppi, the previous weekend I was in Milano. On Saturday I attended the mostra scambio Imola and Sunday I went for a ride.

Last year I went to the mostra scambio...
09-17-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,102
Posted By iab

I have seen similar at Cirque events and I do it...

I have seen similar at Cirque events and I do it for any show I put on. My difference is that I require attendees to register their bikes. That way all of the info is printed instead of...
08-25-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,102
Posted By iab

1940, just before the Giro d'Italia, Fausto's...

1940, just before the Giro d'Italia, Fausto's first great win, launching his career.

Second row, middle picture.

https://live.staticflickr.com/6168/6200694852_e49932ba5e_b.jpg...
08-24-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By iab

Sounds interesting. Buy both bikes. Set them up...

Sounds interesting. Buy both bikes. Set them up identically. Report back here. Thanks.

:thumb:
08-24-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,927
Posted By iab

This and what you wrote before says the most...

This and what you wrote before says the most significant thing you can do to go fast is all in the mental prep. I totally buy into that.

For many, a bike can trigger that drive. For me, it...
08-23-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 901
Posted By iab

Am I the only one rocking crotchless bibs? :o

Am I the only one rocking crotchless bibs?

:o
08-22-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,901
Posted By iab

Hands down without comparison (in my experience),...

Hands down without comparison (in my experience), the smoothest hubs I have ever known are a NIB set of 1937 FB hubs. Still have them. Still quite surprised at their perfection.
08-20-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,102
Posted By iab

The 74 BB width and holes in the lugs are from 2...

The 74 BB width and holes in the lugs are from 2 different eras. The rear dropout treatment on both chain and seat stays is atypical (part of the repair?). The BB carving is atypical. No braze-on...
08-19-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,453
Posted By iab

Lots. At least in my experience.

Lots.

At least in my experience.
08-18-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,927
Posted By iab

He'd drop you like a bag of wet sand while riding...

He'd drop you like a bag of wet sand while riding a poorly-fit Varsity or Continental.
08-17-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,175
Posted By iab

Not only did I see it, I ate it. (Pizza joint...

Not only did I see it, I ate it. (Pizza joint along the trail.)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48562691117_a872da358a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gZjuaT)
Coppi 100 18...
08-15-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,102
Posted By iab

https://live.staticflickr.com/6165/6199095289_cab8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/6165/6199095289_cab88f4f33_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/arMZ4g)
Cinelli_Model_B 004 (https://flic.kr/p/arMZ4g) by iabisdb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/68123172@N03/), on...
08-15-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,102
Posted By iab

https://live.staticflickr.com/4754/38919108425_6af...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4754/38919108425_6af4309109_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22i9B1M)
Frejus001 (https://flic.kr/p/22i9B1M) by iabisdb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/68123172@N03/), on Flickr...
08-15-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,102
Posted By iab

https://live.staticflickr.com/868/39828023440_4841...

https://live.staticflickr.com/868/39828023440_4841c1aaa5_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23Ft2Mj)
Frejus 01 (https://flic.kr/p/23Ft2Mj) by iabisdb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/68123172@N03/), on Flickr
...
08-14-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,313
Posted By iab

I was reading AC's site looking for a clue,...

I was reading AC's site looking for a clue, couldn't find one. I am only familiar with when I wanted a high-flange set for my off-topic bike 10 years ago, so I can't speak to following trends. I do...
08-12-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 981
Posted By iab

Riding in the south of France.

Riding in the south of France.
08-09-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,977
Posted By iab

Hot commodity around these parts. Over 200K...

Hot commodity around these parts. Over 200K miles will still get you $4K. 100K miles will get you $8K.
08-08-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,977
Posted By iab

2008 Mazda3 hatch. Remove pedals and front...

2008 Mazda3 hatch. Remove pedals and front wheels.

2 passengers, weekend luggage, 4 complete bikes and 1 frame on the inside. 3 bikes on the outside. 1800 miles round trip Chicago-High...
08-08-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By iab

Bridge to nowhere. At least for us Milwaukee...

Bridge to nowhere. At least for us Milwaukee folks with a long memory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouHkL7u9qLw
08-05-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,175
Posted By iab

Ooooo... If we are doing boats, Bainbridge...

Ooooo... If we are doing boats, Bainbridge Island.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190326_141226_resized_aa658a57e1618bf5319df1d3e66a4f90064c9e46.jpg
08-04-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By iab

Doesn't matter. The "O" in NOS is old. ...

Doesn't matter. The "O" in NOS is old. 30-year-old rubber ain't gonna stop your bike.
08-04-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By iab

Lovely bike. I'd add $30 to your asking...

Lovely bike.

I'd add $30 to your asking price just for the work you put in this listing.

:thumb:
08-03-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,000
Posted By iab

Forgot about entry fees. If you have...

Forgot about entry fees.

If you have expenses, there should be a fee. But only make it one fee, don't look like you are nickel and diming the show. If there is a fee to do the race, make it big...
08-03-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,000
Posted By iab

I've done a couple of bike shows and I have...

I've done a couple of bike shows and I have attended many. Not mountain bikes in particular, but I don't think that matters.

Honestly, there are 2 approaches. Either you can be serious about it,...
07-31-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,822
Posted By iab

Only rode it once, no bears. Then I rode Cino...

Only rode it once, no bears. Then I rode Cino Heroica, do that route, most excellent. Stop at Lake McDonald Lodge, it's pretty neat inside. Temp change was maybe 10-15 degrees. I rode 27s, but it...
07-28-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,236
Posted By iab

I've seen his stand up. Some bit about Ovaltine....

I've seen his stand up. Some bit about Ovaltine.

It's gold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UncdysBv-U
07-27-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,175
Posted By iab

Heavy rains for the last 3 years.. Not normal.

Heavy rains for the last 3 years.. Not normal.
07-25-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,196
Posted By iab

A long hot shower may get some of that stank off....

A long hot shower may get some of that stank off.

Or not. :(
07-24-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By iab

Whew. Before pics. I initially couldn't...

Whew. Before pics.

I initially couldn't tell.

Have fun with the project.
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