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06-03-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 443
Posted By robertorolfo

There is a really nice set of Ofmega cranks in...

There is a really nice set of Ofmega cranks in the Classic & Vintage sales section that would look nice on your bike.
06-03-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,431
Posted By robertorolfo

Whoa, is that a century grey Centaur rear...

Whoa, is that a century grey Centaur rear derailleur you have in the first pic? That century finish is gorgeous in my opinion (both iterations). The Jennifer Aniston of component finishes.


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06-03-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By robertorolfo

Thanks for the reply. I really appreciate your...

Thanks for the reply. I really appreciate your feedback, as you have a level of knowledge and experience that most of us will never obtain.

People voting with their pocketbooks is nothing new,...
06-03-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By robertorolfo

I've almost always heard the seat post advice for...

I've almost always heard the seat post advice for a carbon frame, and I did that while building mine up, but it honestly 'felt' really awkward. The stresses it was creating on the post and insertion...
06-02-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By robertorolfo

Haaa, if you can believe it, the final line of my...

Haaa, if you can believe it, the final line of my post was, "just like they never fail to bring up Syncro issues from 30 years ago." I omitted it in order to seem less combative. And of course I...
06-02-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By robertorolfo

My tone didn't come across correctly, and I take...

My tone didn't come across correctly, and I take responsibility for that. I should have written my post better.



I did some searching and only found a couple of comments about the early...
06-02-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By robertorolfo

Ok, but that's hardly anything conclusive.

Ok, but that's hardly anything conclusive.
06-02-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By robertorolfo

Links? Can I ask where you have read...

Links?



Can I ask where you have read about this? Not trying to be antagonistic, but I would genuinely like to know.



Yep, those look like the aluminum version, which was certainly in...
06-02-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,431
Posted By robertorolfo

Just to be clear, mine are three-spring 8 speed...

Just to be clear, mine are three-spring 8 speed shifters. I bought them used, so I don't know if they were modified or originally came that way. Perhaps I just got really lucky.

I also bought a...
06-01-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,431
Posted By robertorolfo

There is a famous article where a journalist did...

There is a famous article where a journalist did a blind test with the various Columbus tubesets (I'm sure someone will have the link handy), and the Aelle actually did quite well in his opinion. The...
06-01-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By robertorolfo

Thanks for sharing all the interesting Basso info...

Thanks for sharing all the interesting Basso info in here!
06-01-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,041
Posted By robertorolfo

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06-01-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 607
Posted By robertorolfo

Sorry to intrude, but I just can't resist being...

Sorry to intrude, but I just can't resist being 'that guy' that points out that a 90's Campagnolo group would, with just minimal maintenance, still be serving you very well today. Not only that, but...
05-31-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,431
Posted By robertorolfo

8 speed synchro can actually be rather brilliant....

8 speed synchro can actually be rather brilliant. Not exactly sure which model shifters I have (Chorus or Athena, Synchro II without the knurled knob), but they shift perfectly and feel amazing. They...
05-31-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 9,063
Posted By robertorolfo

F.T.W. ftw!

F.T.W. ftw!
05-29-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,522
Posted By robertorolfo

A year later... Quick follow up: what should...

A year later...

Quick follow up: what should the jockey wheels be replaced with? 10sp Campagnolo jockey wheels?
05-28-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,095
Posted By robertorolfo

Yeah, er, no. LIDL is well known, and well...

Yeah, er, no. LIDL is well known, and well ridiculed in Italy, where there are many "discount" supermarkets and "Chinese Stores." Overall, they sell crap. Yes, you can find some things that aren't...
05-28-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 190
Posted By robertorolfo

Not sure what you are talking about here. There...

Not sure what you are talking about here. There are a few different levels of chain, so pick the one you want and look for the best price. It's actually super straightforward...
05-28-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 422
Posted By robertorolfo

Best sales video I've see in a long time. How can...

Best sales video I've see in a long time. How can you not want one of his bikes now?
05-28-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By robertorolfo

Smooth as in smooth yet decisive and with some...

Smooth as in smooth yet decisive and with some feel, not just low effort and completely muted. In my limited experience the absolute smoothest and best feeling shifting I've felt is the 8-speed...
05-28-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By robertorolfo

I thought he said his lockring was too small,...

I thought he said his lockring was too small, implying he has a 26mm and needs a 27mm. If that's the case, it should be pretty easy for him to find a 27, and he could probably sell the 26 for a bit...
05-28-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By robertorolfo

The Ergopower stars must have been aligned...

The Ergopower stars must have been aligned yesterday, because I got my spare parts in the mail and completed the rebuild of a pair of Chorus 10sp that I picked up cheap. Only needed the return spring...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,482
Posted By robertorolfo

Interestingly, most people aren't talking about...

Interestingly, most people aren't talking about the Strava story as an example of the dysfunctional start-up and venture capital economy that currently prevails.

Early days? Make your service free...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,482
Posted By robertorolfo

The top 10 leaderboard is completely useless in a...

The top 10 leaderboard is completely useless in a lot of places. Most of the segments I ride have way more than the top 10 (so flagging is a waste of time) made up of people averaging 45mph uphill......
05-25-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,303
Posted By robertorolfo

Some dude had a Tommasini Velocista on CL for...

Some dude had a Tommasini Velocista on CL for $995. I missed it by a day, and I'm furious why myself. Hopefully some hipster doofus bought it because he/she thought it was cool, and will end up...
05-25-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By robertorolfo

Did you end up selling the Cinelli stem?

Did you end up selling the Cinelli stem?
05-25-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 692
Posted By robertorolfo

Bike looks great. Really good condition on the...

Bike looks great. Really good condition on the frame and paint.

Yes, it can sometimes seem strange, but these companies really don't seem to put much importance in visual merchandising. And it's...
05-21-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 9,063
Posted By robertorolfo

We all have issues, my friend. Most of us here...

We all have issues, my friend. Most of us here have bike issues, just for starters, and we can go from there. I'm just making sure you understand that the obsessed with pristine, factory sealed,...
05-20-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 712
Posted By robertorolfo

Wow, 450ft-lbs seems super high. How big was the...

Wow, 450ft-lbs seems super high. How big was the wrench you were using? What type/brand of wrench does uncle Sam spec for a job like that?

I also remember once pulling a hollow parking post out...
05-20-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 692
Posted By robertorolfo

Yes, I know that a lot of their bikes don't...

Yes, I know that a lot of their bikes don't actually have a model name indicated. It looks amazing though. Great bike and simply amazing paint job.



Daccordi actually have a pretty informative...
05-20-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,890
Posted By robertorolfo

I might be moving soon, so I'm thinking it could...

I might be moving soon, so I'm thinking it could actually be a good idea to grab a few when they are empty (if you look closely, those boxes appear to be full).
05-20-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 712
Posted By robertorolfo

Can we talk about why the torque wrench clicking...

Can we talk about why the torque wrench clicking off is such a relieving and satisfying sensation? I guess the reasoning is actually quite straightforward, but does anyone else enjoy the click so...
05-20-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,506
Posted By robertorolfo

(Deliberately resurrecting an old thread here) ...

(Deliberately resurrecting an old thread here)

After looking around a bit for any replacement 8 speed spring carriers that might have appeared in the back of someone's shop, your Thingverse 3D...
05-19-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 692
Posted By robertorolfo

OP, which model is it? (Make a few more posts so...

OP, which model is it? (Make a few more posts so you can show us pics!)

As for the parts, as mentioned above the original stuff won't be all that hard to find, and if you want to use it a lot but...
05-19-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,890
Posted By robertorolfo

This was the scene outside my LBS just a few...

This was the scene outside my LBS just a few hours ago. Pretty crazy... ...
05-19-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 9,063
Posted By robertorolfo

Nice try, but that's not gonna work. If the...

Nice try, but that's not gonna work. If the seller wants to keep it factory sealed prior to sale, that's fine. But all you, "keep it sealed forever and put the box on a shelf" people have issues....
05-19-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By robertorolfo

As Russ said, you are in a bit of a pickle. No...

As Russ said, you are in a bit of a pickle. No Campagnolo ergopower levers are designated as 7 speed, and I doubt the 8 speed would work either. If you wanted to go with the 10 speed stuff, it's not...
05-19-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 9,063
Posted By robertorolfo

Yeah, that's the topic at hand. Nobody is...

Yeah, that's the topic at hand. Nobody is implying that this topic somehow supersedes others. Having said that, this topic also brings into question how we function as a society, and discussing...
05-19-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 9,063
Posted By robertorolfo

Everybody understands why something in its...

Everybody understands why something in its original packaging, still factory sealed, is more valuable. We all understand the basic economics, as fueled by those people that somehow get more enjoyment...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 95,757
Posted By robertorolfo

Long Island City has been packed with people....

Long Island City has been packed with people. It's simply absurd. Very few people are practicing appropriate social distancing, and it is far more crowded here now than it ever was during "normal"...
05-18-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By robertorolfo

Thanks for the info. Got the "for parts or...

Thanks for the info. Got the "for parts or repair" 10 speed in the mail today, and I'm starting with them before I move onto the 8 speed (which are currently functioning pretty well).

I took the...
05-18-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By robertorolfo

Squeeze harder

Squeeze harder
05-18-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 9,063
Posted By robertorolfo

Add my vote to the list of those that think the...

Add my vote to the list of those that think the term "y'all" should never be used in NYC.



I don't agree at all. I'm a firm believer that these items should be used and enjoyed as intended (so...
05-18-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 1,551,593
Posted By robertorolfo

Just rode around the neighborhood a little to get...

Just rode around the neighborhood a little to get out, but stopped to take some pics: ...
05-18-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,074
Posted By robertorolfo

I noticed your location says SS Long Island, so...

I noticed your location says SS Long Island, so can I ask what track she races at? Didn't know there were any in the area, aside from the one in Flushing.



I actually don't really like the...
05-18-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,882
Posted By robertorolfo

I take the time to carefully balance my tennis...

I take the time to carefully balance my tennis racquets, but this is an entirely different ball of wax.

Since someone said it's a slow day, I'll drop this bomb of a video (and sincerely apologize...
05-15-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By robertorolfo

Is it as important for the headtube to be square...

Is it as important for the headtube to be square as it is for a bottom bracket? So long as it doesn't bind when rotating, I would think you could get away with a lot more on a heatube/headset...
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