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11-27-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 58
Posted By iab

Well that's a fine bike. Congrats on finding...

Well that's a fine bike. Congrats on finding proper fenders, a difficult task. Do you have more pictures to share? Flickr perhaps?

Also, one very specific question, how many teeth in the rear...
11-26-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 681
Posted By iab

It also was a knock-off of a system made by...

It also was a knock-off of a system made by Palladini. Ad from 1947. I believe another Italian firm and a French company or two had something similar.
...
11-26-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 681
Posted By iab

I don't know about solar power, but that...

I don't know about solar power, but that headband's ability to keep sweat out of the eyes in that position is truly amazing.
11-26-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 681
Posted By iab

1930-ish - First gen Vittoria Margherita. Lever...

1930-ish - First gen Vittoria Margherita. Lever is for chain tension only. Push forward to loosen chain. While backpedaling, use hand/stick/foot to move chain side-to-side to change gears. Push...
11-26-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,987
Posted By iab

A "cheap" frame suckered me in. Even adding paint...

A "cheap" frame suckered me in. Even adding paint cost, the overall frame cost is not out of control. But new chrome on the fork, a few correct parts and getting out what was put in becomes...
11-26-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,987
Posted By iab

I did total it. Shocked me, even over the course...

I did total it. Shocked me, even over the course of the year. My first restoration and likely my last.
11-26-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,987
Posted By iab

More stuff has trickled in. Derailleur ...

More stuff has trickled in.

Derailleur

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51706899479_d6c3bcae8f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mManLT)Campagnolo cambio corsa 01 (https://flic.kr/p/2mManLT) by...
11-25-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By iab

I will be out of town. :(

I will be out of town. :(
11-25-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By iab

I'm full. Time for a nap. Great day, happy...

I'm full. Time for a nap.

Great day, happy Thanksgiving.
11-24-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By iab

What Steve said.

What Steve said.
11-24-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,035
Posted By iab

Children are barnacles until age 5/6 when they...

Children are barnacles until age 5/6 when they start separating from you. imo, age 8-10 is the sweet spot, they aren't barnacles, but they come, hug you and say I love you. But they keep separating...
11-24-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,146
Posted By iab

I think I may be done with C&V. Technically, at...

I think I may be done with C&V. Technically, at the very least. My partner has a Chapman city bike, I'd like one to match. And I'd like to try Ekar 13 on something for the WI north woods.

The...
11-24-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 718
Posted By iab

4. I'd say if you know of the Partridge Family,...

4. I'd say if you know of the Partridge Family, let alone who's who, you are a geezer.
6. Same thing as above. Kids barely know the Beatles, let alone Wings.

Keep it simple. I trust no one...
11-22-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,613
Posted By iab

I hope those are Stryker plating systems. iab...

I hope those are Stryker plating systems. iab needs a new pair of shoes.
11-21-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By iab

Bought it. Thanks for the heads up.

Bought it. Thanks for the heads up.
11-21-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,381
Posted By iab

Vintage metal water bottles? That's one more to...

Vintage metal water bottles? That's one more to my list. :)
11-21-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,381
Posted By iab

While I have never had the opportunity, I'm...

While I have never had the opportunity, I'm pretty comfortable in eliminating corncobs from use.
11-21-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,381
Posted By iab

What old tech are you not willing to use on your C&V bike?

1989Pre brought it up in the other thread. I have no problems modifying your bike however you please. I have a pink powder-coated 1960s Umberto Dei sporting Ergo 10, Speedplay pedals and all sorts...
11-21-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,145
Posted By iab

I was thinking the same thing. But then I...

I was thinking the same thing. But then I thought, probably for a different thread. In terms of vintage bikes, this is more of a do what you want thread, which is fine by me.
11-21-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 840,755
Posted By iab

The kit should match bike. :)

The kit should match bike. :)
11-20-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By iab

What he said, depends. Typical Italian...

What he said, depends.

Typical Italian geometry prior to 1960 had a top tube 1-3cm longer than the seat tube.
11-20-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By iab

I don't know if you are disagreeing because this...

I don't know if you are disagreeing because this is to the best of my knowledge, not a fact. :)

The 7H4055(?) serial indicates a 1957 frame build. Sport RDs factory spec was 3 or 4 cogs with a...
11-19-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 822
Posted By iab

It is indeed a second gen that came out in...

It is indeed a second gen that came out in 1935-ish. First gen had no paddles and required the use of your hand, foot, stick, etc to move the chain side to side when backpedaling.
11-18-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,145
Posted By iab

I'm happy to try anything but I'm much too lazy...

I'm happy to try anything but I'm much too lazy to do so.
11-18-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By iab

The 1954 Atala catalog is filled with Simplex and...

The 1954 Atala catalog is filled with Simplex and no Campagnolo. Also, I have only seen derailleur internal cable routing through the chain stay with Simplex derailleurs. I suspect the Campagnolo...
11-18-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 822
Posted By iab

Common practice to use your hand of foot in the...

Common practice to use your hand of foot in the early 30s.

https://live.staticflickr.com/3789/9490404972_e619eb18b7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fsCNKW)_MG_9137 (https://flic.kr/p/fsCNKW) by iabisdb...
11-18-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By iab

If priced to sell, yes. Full "ebay retail",...

If priced to sell, yes. Full "ebay retail", no.
11-17-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By iab

I view it as a social event. Get caught up with...

I view it as a social event. Get caught up with folks I haven't seen for a while. Buying more crap is a secondary pleasure.
11-17-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By iab

2022 Madison swap, it's on

2022 Bike Swap ? Brazen Dropouts (http://www.brazendropouts.org/bike-swap)

15 January

I'll be there. I think I got an email from Robbie, so he'll be there. How about you?
11-16-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 840,755
Posted By iab

Nice. Posting a C&V pic of you on a bike. I'm...

Nice. Posting a C&V pic of you on a bike. I'm in. This is my badass self adhering to rule #9 in 1970-ish.
...
11-15-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By iab

I don't know if I posted this before, but I made...

I don't know if I posted this before, but I made reusable boxes to ship a bike to an event and back home. Used it once prior to covid, hopefully I will use it again. Made from corrugated plastic, a...
11-14-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By iab

Thanks, but the one I got from unworthy's is too...

Thanks, but the one I got from unworthy's is too similar so I am going to pass. I very much appreciate you taking the time to post.
11-14-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By iab

I'm interested. Do you have a pic?

I'm interested. Do you have a pic?
11-14-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,655
Posted By iab

That's what she said.

That's what she said.
11-14-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By iab

Thanks for the replies. I have unworthy's SR. ...

Thanks for the replies. I have unworthy's SR. And I'll probably buy the really expensive one that Kilroy outed. Please don't drive up the price. :)
11-14-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 32,051
Posted By iab

Nothing has changed with me, but I just noticed I...

Nothing has changed with me, but I just noticed I have juvela 's avatar.

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11-14-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By iab

No to make a 10-page thread, so I won't mention...

No to make a 10-page thread, so I won't mention he who should not be mentioned, I like the Rivendell videos on boxing a frame and a bike. You can get ideas from both videos.
11-12-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By iab

I'll put in a plug for Psimet Wheels. Rob is a...

I'll put in a plug for Psimet Wheels. Rob is a BFer and a great guy, he builds my janky old wheels as he is better, faster and cheaper than when I do it myself. He has his own branded Psimet...
11-12-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,010
Posted By iab

That's too bad. :(

That's too bad.

:(
11-11-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By iab

Campagnolo, Pinarello. Museo storico della...

Campagnolo, Pinarello. Museo storico della Bicicletta. Vigorelli is an easy train ride. Ghisallo is an easy train ride.
11-10-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,010
Posted By iab

By the stupid look on your face. Use mine as a...

By the stupid look on your face. Use mine as a reference.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7276/7787757058_3c1eb65d9d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/cSbhRq)106100-002-026f (https://flic.kr/p/cSbhRq) by...
11-09-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,010
Posted By iab

https://live.staticflickr.com/7276/7787757058_3c1e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7276/7787757058_3c1eb65d9d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/cSbhRq)106100-002-026f (https://flic.kr/p/cSbhRq) by iabisdb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/68123172@N03/), on Flickr...
11-08-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,897
Posted By iab

Raffaele Di Paco. 1935 Giro d'Italia. ...

Raffaele Di Paco. 1935 Giro d'Italia. Campagnolo 2 lever. Bad ass.

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11-08-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,897
Posted By iab

What do you mean think?

What do you mean think?
11-07-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 808
Posted By iab

The Bianchi seat cluster is cast, including the...

The Bianchi seat cluster is cast, including the bullet, there is no miter. The seat stay is square cut to fit.
11-07-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 808
Posted By iab

If it makes you feel better, I'd spend real money...

If it makes you feel better, I'd spend real money on the stem/bars/cage combo. Maybe even more than what you paid total.
11-07-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 808
Posted By iab

1605XX is 1960/1961. Yellow Jersey in...

1605XX is 1960/1961.

Yellow Jersey in Wisconsin could fix the stays. They are relatively local to you.

Neat bike though, would have cleaned up nice if it weren't for those stays.
11-07-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,415
Posted By iab

There is a story about Picasso, I'm paraphrasing....

There is a story about Picasso, I'm paraphrasing. He was stopped by a "fan" who asked for an autograph and doodle. Picasso did so and handing it back he said, That will be $1000 please. The fan...
11-04-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By iab

Best case scenario, poor service, worst case...

Best case scenario, poor service, worst case scenario, chainring is loose and spinning.

And yes, collectvelo has a fine collection of Automotos.
11-04-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By iab

Quite frankly, it looks like the chainring in the...

Quite frankly, it looks like the chainring in the OP was pressed in wrong. The arm should not block a letter.
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