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08-08-17, 03:50 PM
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Posted By armstrong101

Resurrecting. Hopefully will get a few De Rosa...

Resurrecting. Hopefully will get a few De Rosa enthusiasts to reply. (I posted this in another forum accidentally - please delete that if you see it)

I'm repainting a De Rosa. Looks awfully like...
Replies: 10
Views: 2,692
Posted By armstrong101

Resurrecting. Hopefully will get a few De Rosa...

Resurrecting. Hopefully will get a few De Rosa enthusiasts to reply.

I'm repainting a De Rosa. Looks awfully like the one in this photo (not sure if it's the exact one or not).
De Rosa Neo...
02-22-17, 06:17 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 38,604
Posted By armstrong101

The definition of Grail by thesaurus.com...

The definition of Grail by thesaurus.com (http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/grail) says:
Definition : sacred vessel

No mention of unobtainable. The issue is that it is sacred. Sacred is in the eye...
02-21-17, 08:03 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 38,604
Posted By armstrong101

I did what you told me to do and looked Merriam...

I did what you told me to do and looked Merriam Webster. Fact is nowhere did it say that a Grail bike had to be made of unobtainium. So you're the one arguing opinions, not me.
02-21-17, 07:31 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 38,604
Posted By armstrong101

You quote me out of any context and use generic...

You quote me out of any context and use generic arguments (I'm all facts, you're all opinions). Must make you feel smart.
02-21-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 38,604
Posted By armstrong101

The fact is that Grail in this thread has been...

The fact is that Grail in this thread has been used to mean favorite bike and its use was understood by all. No dictionary needed.

What is your definition of Grail and could a Huffy qualify or not?
02-21-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 38,604
Posted By armstrong101

I don't know. Depends on how you define dream. ...

I don't know. Depends on how you define dream. Good dream bad dream or wet dream?
02-21-17, 06:01 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 38,604
Posted By armstrong101

That is a fair statement.

That is a fair statement.
02-21-17, 05:55 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 38,604
Posted By armstrong101

It's always easy to argue straw man, or to take...

It's always easy to argue straw man, or to take other people's arguments to illogical conclusions, in order to "prove" your own positions.
02-21-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 38,604
Posted By armstrong101

Let's start from the beginning. There are 2...

Let's start from the beginning. There are 2 issues.

1. You have at some level, an issue with some of the "grails" posted in this thread. You claim they need to have a level of unobtanium to...
02-21-17, 03:47 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 38,604
Posted By armstrong101

I posit there is a difference between YOUR grail...

I posit there is a difference between YOUR grail and THE holy grail.
02-21-17, 01:08 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 38,604
Posted By armstrong101

There is enough wiggle room in modern...

There is enough wiggle room in modern context/vernacular for someone to ask you "What is your grail bike", but to actually mean, (1) "What is your most favorite bike", as opposed to, (2) "What in...
02-21-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 38,604
Posted By armstrong101

We're arguing semantics here, if you haven't...

We're arguing semantics here, if you haven't figured it out.
02-21-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 38,604
Posted By armstrong101

The OP (I believe) wanted people to list their...

The OP (I believe) wanted people to list their single favorite ride/bike. He used the word "grail" to elicit replies, and I think most people here replied in a manner that the OP intended.

I...
02-21-17, 11:41 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 38,604
Posted By armstrong101

The topic of this thread is "your grail" bike, as...

The topic of this thread is "your grail" bike, as opposed to, what in your opinion, is THE holy grail bike. Not exactly the same thing, so that's where the disagreement occurs. But the OP asked for...
02-20-17, 10:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,688
Posted By armstrong101

I've read that upon close inspection the shape of...

I've read that upon close inspection the shape of the tubes are different.
02-20-17, 07:40 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 38,604
Posted By armstrong101

The issue with unobtainium is that factors like...

The issue with unobtainium is that factors like money and accessibility apply whereas for 10 bikes they don't. Eg. Your neighbor owns that chainless bike and he doesn't care for it so it is...
02-19-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,688
Posted By armstrong101

For Bianchi ONLY, the X4 (circa around 1987) is...

For Bianchi ONLY, the X4 (circa around 1987) is considered by "many" to be the best steel bike they ever built.
02-07-17, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By armstrong101

Yes to confirm, I'm pretty sure the Triomphe RD...

Yes to confirm, I'm pretty sure the Triomphe RD in the photo is first/early generation of the type.
02-07-17, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By armstrong101

Just a Q on the actual doing of this. Is it...

Just a Q on the actual doing of this.

Is it just a matter of removing the central screw and swapping the wheels over? No surprises in store or things I need to know?
02-06-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By armstrong101

Are Triomphe and Super Record Jockey Wheels the Same?

Hi folks

Trimophe and SR RDs in the photos. I am in need of jockey wheels for another SR RD I have and was thinking of taking them from the Triomphe RD. Are they the same?

Thanks in advance.
12-31-16, 12:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 873
Posted By armstrong101

Did Bianchi cut corners on Columbus tubing in the 1980s?

Hi folks

So I met some guy recently who was very knowledgeable about 1980s high end bike stuff. I'm talking about he knows by heart minor details about what campy parts go with what groups and the...
12-30-16, 08:40 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,163
Posted By armstrong101

Hi folks This thread has taken a life of its...

Hi folks

This thread has taken a life of its own in a good way. I'll just say why I started it in the first place.

I've been wanting to build up another riding bike (I currently ride cromor...
12-22-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,163
Posted By armstrong101

I guess in one sentence, this what I was looking...

I guess in one sentence, this what I was looking for as an answer.
12-22-16, 10:38 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,163
Posted By armstrong101

Anyone Here PREFER LowEnd/Heavy/HighTen over Light/SL/531?

Hi folks

This isn't intended to ask whether you own low-end/heavy/HiTen bikes, or if such a bike is your daily rider. My question is given the choice, do any of you actually prefer to ride/own a...
12-19-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,849
Posted By armstrong101

Nice bike but your description reads like an...

Nice bike but your description reads like an advertisement.
11-20-16, 12:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,231
Posted By armstrong101

Listed. Which I realize doesn't mean sales. But...

Listed. Which I realize doesn't mean sales. But in the past, you'd have these bikes listed at 650-700, and they weren't really moving much at that price (which made it easy for me cause I was in at...
11-20-16, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,231
Posted By armstrong101

I just want to clarify that I am not talking...

I just want to clarify that I am not talking about trying to get bikes for a song. Looking at what I have bought these last few years, I've gotten a total of 41 bikes and the average cost has been...
11-19-16, 06:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,231
Posted By armstrong101

Locally-Sold Higher-End Steel Bikes Fewer and More Expensive?

Hi folks

Just curious as to your observations on this? I'm not comparing to the market say 10 years ago, but I'm saying more so in the last couple years - I *think* I'm seeing a bit of a change? ...
10-25-16, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,844
Posted By armstrong101

I'm almost certain that if you make a project of...

I'm almost certain that if you make a project of looking for the same bike in your size, it will be a tremendously fulfilling project. When you find the bike, in your size, it'll "be" your dad's...
09-21-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,142
Posted By armstrong101

How is the current attendance at these events? ...

How is the current attendance at these events? Going up, going down, or plateauing?
09-20-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,142
Posted By armstrong101

No I saw it and I understand the context. I was...

No I saw it and I understand the context. I was just being sarcastic.

Anyways - my apologies to everyone that may have been insulted by anything I wrote (that Old Air Head included). The intent...
09-20-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,142
Posted By armstrong101

You're mistaken. Oldairhead called me a winner. ...

You're mistaken. Oldairhead called me a winner. That's totally not an insult at all. But if he'd like to insult himself (he calls himself and old air head), then maybe you should ban him.
09-20-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,142
Posted By armstrong101

You bet I'm a winner. Thanks for confirming that!

You bet I'm a winner. Thanks for confirming that!
09-20-16, 12:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,142
Posted By armstrong101

Just curious. Other than Oldairhead, anyone here...

Just curious. Other than Oldairhead, anyone here own an Eroica that they bought brand new at retail cost?

I'd like to determine if people who buy that bike frequent this forum, or if Oldairhead...
09-20-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,142
Posted By armstrong101

This is so awesome I'm going to repost it. I...

This is so awesome I'm going to repost it. I mean, someone spewing genericisms on the internet (you could've gotten a Colnago with SR for $1500 instead of your Eroica for $4000), and someone takes...
09-20-16, 11:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,142
Posted By armstrong101

Please type more, if you still believe I need to...

Please type more, if you still believe I need to be corrected.
09-20-16, 11:33 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,142
Posted By armstrong101

You seem angry because someone on the internet is...

You seem angry because someone on the internet is wrong.

Just curious. How many of the bikes you've listed there did you buy new at retail cost? How many were used?

BTW - you could've...
09-19-16, 09:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,142
Posted By armstrong101

Good day.

Good day.
09-19-16, 09:34 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,142
Posted By armstrong101

You're a dork. Your assumption is that they...

You're a dork. Your assumption is that they already have a mint Centenario. My assumption is that they don't. Tell me which assumption is more likely to be correct?
09-19-16, 09:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,142
Posted By armstrong101

I think I know where we're disagreeing. I'm...

I think I know where we're disagreeing.

I'm talking about someone paying $4000 for the Eroica, and they plan to ride it in the Eroica. i.e. it will become a used bike.

Maybe you're talking...
09-19-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,142
Posted By armstrong101

Spending $4000 on an Eroica is an educated move...

Spending $4000 on an Eroica is an educated move when you can get a lightly used 1980s Colnago with full SR for $1500?

Nevermind. Nothing I wrote was offensive but you're making it out that way. ...
09-19-16, 09:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,142
Posted By armstrong101

You're right about new frameset prices. I just...

You're right about new frameset prices. I just don't think "collectors" are buying brand new anything.

The one high-roller I know bought a mint Bianchi Centenario for $4000 USD from a European...
09-19-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,142
Posted By armstrong101

Actually I don't know how to characterize the...

Actually I don't know how to characterize the person who buys an Eroica bike. I haven't met anyone who has and I don't know anyone who would. Have you?

So I think you're making a big assumption...
09-19-16, 03:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,142
Posted By armstrong101

Steel Vintage is probably the most expensive...

Steel Vintage is probably the most expensive place for bikes on the planet. They sell to a worldwide market and can access all the high roller buyers. I've met such buyers before. They enlist such...
09-19-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,142
Posted By armstrong101

How much is the L'Eroica bike anyways? I'm...

How much is the L'Eroica bike anyways?

I'm pretty sure that whatever it's priced at, you'd have a lot of room to get an "NOS" steel bike for less. And the L'Eroica bike, parted out, is probably...
09-19-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,142
Posted By armstrong101

I'm all about brifters. Downtube shifters...

I'm all about brifters.

Downtube shifters work and can work very well, but if I want to ride hard, I want cornering and performance and I'm using brifters.
09-19-16, 11:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,142
Posted By armstrong101

It is a pretty bike. So what's the cost of...

It is a pretty bike.

So what's the cost of this?
09-19-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,142
Posted By armstrong101

Well, that's just it. Some people are hating on...

Well, that's just it. Some people are hating on it, but not everyone. There are those who like the bike and those are the ones purchasing it. They aren't the ones criticizing it. The ones...
09-19-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,142
Posted By armstrong101

I think the issue is why buy this bike, a...

I think the issue is why buy this bike, a replica, when you can have an "original" for a fraction of the cost.
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