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07-23-13, 07:05 AM
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Posted By bobbycorno

Agreed on the "possible Carre built" comment. ...

Agreed on the "possible Carre built" comment. The seatstay caps (tho' not stamped w/ his name) and rear derailleur cable loop on the right seatstay are trademarks of his work. And a lot of the...
07-15-13, 07:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 899
Posted By bobbycorno

I wouldn't, but then I'm what they (politely)...

I wouldn't, but then I'm what they (politely) call "thrifty". No doubt those wheels are light, fast and at least 7 different kinds of cool, but...

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OC, OR
07-12-13, 08:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,521
Posted By bobbycorno

Not being able to ride a bike. Duh! SP ...

Not being able to ride a bike. Duh!

SP
OC, OR
07-11-13, 07:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,521
Posted By bobbycorno

For me, it's not so much "lost my nerve", as...

For me, it's not so much "lost my nerve", as "lost my verve" when it comes to climbing. Used to hammer my brains out whenever the road went up, to the extent that I got a bit of a reputation: "We...
07-11-13, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,267
Posted By bobbycorno

I'm running a "flag" triple on a 113mm Shimano...

I'm running a "flag" triple on a 113mm Shimano UNxx bb and the chain line is just fine. Nice low "Q" too.

SP
OC, OR
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By bobbycorno

Looks like an older, high-end Benotto (or at...

Looks like an older, high-end Benotto (or at least the fork is). EASILY worth $220. If it fits, grab it!

SP
OC, OR
Replies: 20
Views: 999
Posted By bobbycorno

PX10's came with a couple different styles of...

PX10's came with a couple different styles of lugs over the years. The plain lugs, just like those on the PR10 in the picture, came on the scene in the early-mid 70's IIRC. Prior to that PX10s had...
07-04-13, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,759
Posted By bobbycorno

I'd be surprised if the wheelbase on that Rigi...

I'd be surprised if the wheelbase on that Rigi measured more than 37". A 39" wheelbase is pretty pedestrian, especially in a smaller frame like that. For comparison, my 63cm Eisentraut Rainbow is...
07-04-13, 06:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,349
Posted By bobbycorno

No, no, no. THIS is the automotive analog of the...

No, no, no. THIS is the automotive analog of the Varsity:
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Mid 60's Dodge Dart. Kinda sporty looking, but totally utilitarian, downright primitive really, and with the old "Slant 6",...
06-22-13, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 994
Posted By bobbycorno

Yep. Looks pretty toasty to me too (for what...

Yep. Looks pretty toasty to me too (for what THAT's worth)

SP
OC, OR
06-11-13, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By bobbycorno

Just to be picky about it, it's a sportif rather...

Just to be picky about it, it's a sportif rather than a road bike - the fenders and mini rack up front are a dead giveaway. But absolutely gorgeous.

SP
OC, OR
06-11-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 51,218
Views: 6,653,832
Posted By bobbycorno

Definitely NOT a UO8. Probably a PA10 (entry...

Definitely NOT a UO8. Probably a PA10 (entry level racer). For $125 I'd be all over it!

SP
OC, OR
06-03-13, 07:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,324
Posted By bobbycorno

I beg to differ. Brass pivot bushings...

I beg to differ. Brass pivot bushings (Competition) are a BIG step up from plastic (Racer). And yes, I've owned and used both. Extensively.

SP
OC, OR
05-26-13, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,558
Posted By bobbycorno

...but did they use Campy ends on the far-east...

...but did they use Campy ends on the far-east Huffleighs?

SP
OC, OR
04-16-13, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,740
Posted By bobbycorno

Buy an additional pair of draw bolts, and attach...

Buy an additional pair of draw bolts, and attach each fender to the stay with two. Honjo, Lefol et al all used two with good reason. I've mounted both of my sets of VO's that way and have had zero...
04-11-13, 07:15 PM
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Posted By bobbycorno

It's aluminum - whadda ya expect??? SP OC,...

It's aluminum - whadda ya expect???

SP
OC, OR
04-04-13, 08:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,936
Posted By bobbycorno

BITD (early-mid 70's) we used a layer of (cotton)...

BITD (early-mid 70's) we used a layer of (cotton) handlebar tape under the clamps. So if you want it to look period correct...

SP
OC, OR
04-03-13, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,236
Posted By bobbycorno

Probably not Gianni Motta. The only other...

Probably not Gianni Motta. The only other cycling-related Gianni I know of is Vittore Gianni, and his company made clothing, not bikes.

SP
OC, OR
04-03-13, 07:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,885
Posted By bobbycorno

Tan tires, brown tape? Gum hoods. Duh. SP ...

Tan tires, brown tape? Gum hoods. Duh.

SP
OC, OR
03-23-13, 01:32 PM
03-21-13, 07:05 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 22,401
Posted By bobbycorno

You DO know who taught Bruce, right? SP ...

You DO know who taught Bruce, right?

SP
OC, OR
03-21-13, 06:59 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 22,401
Posted By bobbycorno

Well, duh. Albert made it. SP OC, OR

Well, duh. Albert made it.

SP
OC, OR
03-21-13, 06:57 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 11,340
Posted By bobbycorno

Yep. The ugly on the Univega is only...

Yep. The ugly on the Univega is only contact-paper-deep. That mtb is hideous to the core. I was gonna post my rattlecanned flat black, skater-decalled, 650b conversion Trek, but it just can't...
03-12-13, 08:20 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,536
Posted By bobbycorno

Ow! Ow!! OW!!!! It hurts just LOOKING at that...

Ow! Ow!! OW!!!! It hurts just LOOKING at that one!

SP
OC, OR
03-09-13, 04:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,038
Posted By bobbycorno

'75 (or was it '76?) Eisentraut Limited road...

'75 (or was it '76?) Eisentraut Limited road bike. Bought the frameset new, raced it for a few years, quit racing (the first of many times) and traded it for a Mondia. :bang:

But I DO still...
03-09-13, 12:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,089
Posted By bobbycorno

I don't have time to dink around like that. ...

I don't have time to dink around like that. Every minute I spend getting the bike ready is a minute I DON'T spend riding. So all of my bikes have fenders. Permanently.

SP
OC, OR
- where if...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-03-13, 03:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,176
Posted By bobbycorno

Albert Eisentraut. I've owned 3 of his frames,...

Albert Eisentraut. I've owned 3 of his frames, and nothing else comes close for fit and performance. Well, except maybe DeRosa...

SP
OC, OR

PS - and they were all his "production" frames!
03-03-13, 09:12 AM
Replies: 51,218
Views: 6,653,832
Posted By bobbycorno

He's selling it because he got an effing...

He's selling it because he got an effing CAR!?!?!? Jeez...

SP
OC, OR
03-02-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 51,218
Views: 6,653,832
Posted By bobbycorno

Early 70's (?) PX10, Brooks Pro saddle. Looks...

Early 70's (?) PX10, Brooks Pro saddle. Looks like the frame is bent - head angle is WAY too steep for an older PX10.

SP
OC, OR
03-01-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By bobbycorno

Nah. More like a shopping cart. SP OC, OR

Nah. More like a shopping cart.

SP
OC, OR
Replies: 20
Views: 6,688
Posted By bobbycorno

Looks to me like the fork may actually be OE -...

Looks to me like the fork may actually be OE - the crown is right, and they were all chrome under the paint. Considering that everything else looks original, 'cept the brake shoes... If it was my...
02-26-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,858
Posted By bobbycorno

Bivalent. And the big advantage that Cinelli has...

Bivalent. And the big advantage that Cinelli has over hubdock is that the Bivalent system made front and rear wheels interchangeable. Oh, and from what I've heard Cinelli was not the first to come...
02-23-13, 12:48 PM
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Posted By bobbycorno

FWIW, the lugs and crown make it look like a...

FWIW, the lugs and crown make it look like a Competition GS.

SP
OC, OR
02-21-13, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By bobbycorno

Oscar did build some of the early (track)...

Oscar did build some of the early (track) Paramounts, but by the '70s, Wanda and Lucille (who looked like two of the original "Rosie the Riveter" types) were known to the cognoscenti as the brazers...
02-19-13, 08:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,775
Posted By bobbycorno

...and Boulder bikes by Waterford. Oh, and the...

...and Boulder bikes by Waterford. Oh, and the chronology is this: Mike Kone bought the rights to the Herse brand from Lyli Herse (Rene's daughter) and started bike "production" (for want of a...
02-18-13, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,910
Posted By bobbycorno

Can't speak for anybody else, but I don't write...

Can't speak for anybody else, but I don't write much about my 650b road conversion because I'm too busy riding it. Anybody interested in a 60cm Orbea Onix? It's getting lonesome and dusty.

SP...
02-17-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,659
Posted By bobbycorno

Did PAs and PRs of that vintage have chrome...

Did PAs and PRs of that vintage have chrome stays, as this one appears to? IIRC, in the 70's anyway, the PX10 was the only one with a chrome rear end.

SP
OC, OR
02-16-13, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,168
Posted By bobbycorno

I have three observations for those who ask. 1)...

I have three observations for those who ask.
1) It fits with his approach to the sport: he had the best teammates, the best organization, the best equipment, the best training program, of course he...
02-11-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 6,257
Posted By bobbycorno

First thing would have to be take a vow of...

First thing would have to be take a vow of poverty.

But, in a perfect world, my shop would be THE non-mainstream shop. C&V, used bikes/frames/parts, the odd old-school custom job,...
02-10-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By bobbycorno

'cause they're for a wider chain (1/8" vs 3/32"...

'cause they're for a wider chain (1/8" vs 3/32" road chain).

SP
OC, OR
02-10-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,260
Posted By bobbycorno

Having actually RIDDEN these bikes, there's no...

Having actually RIDDEN these bikes, there's no question: PEUGEOT! The rest would be indistiguishable in a blind test (I know; howtheheck are you gonna do that?), but the UO8 rides and handles like...
02-09-13, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By bobbycorno

Certainly doesn't look any WORSE than a...

Certainly doesn't look any WORSE than a Jackson...

SP
OC, OR
02-06-13, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By bobbycorno

28" is Dutch/German-speak for 700c. SP OC,...

28" is Dutch/German-speak for 700c.

SP
OC, OR
02-05-13, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,012
Posted By bobbycorno

Strawberry Racing Cycles was founded in the...

Strawberry Racing Cycles was founded in the mid(?) 70's in Portland OR and is still a going concern. Andy's done some very avant garde lugwork and designed probably the best looking rear wishbone...
02-03-13, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By bobbycorno

I'm in the "build it and ride it" camp. That's...

I'm in the "build it and ride it" camp. That's the only way to tell if it fits. Fit calculators can get you in the ballpark, but getting out and putting in the miles is the only way to get it...
02-03-13, 11:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,332
Posted By bobbycorno

Only if you want your bike to look like you never...

Only if you want your bike to look like you never actually RIDE it... My DeRosa will be blood red with white decals, tape, hoods and housing. Does Brooks make white saddles?

SP
OC, OR
02-02-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,239
Posted By bobbycorno

Just get an old Paramount or Raleigh Pro track...

Just get an old Paramount or Raleigh Pro track bike. They're more like fixie road frames anyway.

SP
OC, OR
02-02-13, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By bobbycorno

Mmmmm... Now if I could just find an early 80's...

Mmmmm... Now if I could just find an early 80's (I forget which year, but the one with the chrome head lugs) Specialissima or Superlegerra in my size... And I worked for a Bianchi dealer that year! ...
02-02-13, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,219
Posted By bobbycorno

Much mo' bettah. And I posolutely LOVE those...

Much mo' bettah. And I posolutely LOVE those Prugnat 62 bis lugs!

SP
OC, OR
02-02-13, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,903
Posted By bobbycorno

Ummm, IIRC the "Round-Tech" rings are quite...

Ummm, IIRC the "Round-Tech" rings are quite circular. Again IIRC, the name was a not-so-subtle jab at Biopace.

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OC, OR
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