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11-26-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 762
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.
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11-26-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 762
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: 38
Views: 762
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: 3,016
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, 10:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,016
Posted By iab

More stuff has trickled in. Derailleur ...

More stuff has trickled in.

Derailleur

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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: 1,038
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: 2,147
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...
11-21-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 749
Posted By iab

Bought it. Thanks for the heads up.

Bought it. Thanks for the heads up.
11-21-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,384
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: 55
Views: 1,384
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...
11-20-21, 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, 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: 840,759
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.
...
11-14-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 749
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, 05:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,655
Posted By iab

That's what she said.

That's what she said.
11-14-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 32,052
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...
11-11-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
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.

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11-09-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,010
Posted By iab

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

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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, 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, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By iab

I'm going to have to disagree about the chainring...

I'm going to have to disagree about the chainring being screwed in place and being French. They were press fit and when worn out, take it back to the shop to change? Buy a new crank? I don't know...
11-04-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By iab

Other than those clovers, looks like a typical...

Other than those clovers, looks like a typical 1920s Italian build, seat cluster, fork crown, square lugs. BB threads can tell a tale when it arrives. I would also add the stem/bars look more...
10-31-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 595
Posted By iab

People, places and stuff are pictures on Flickr. ...

People, places and stuff are pictures on Flickr.
CAD files are on my hard drive but I can't see why anyone would want those.
And for the life of me I can't imagine why anyone would want personal...
10-31-21, 02:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,071
Posted By iab

Wow. 100 grams is significant. Rolling...

Wow. 100 grams is significant. Rolling resistance is not. Aero is not. Thanks. :thumb:

Nevermind the growing use of tubeless (just won Paris Roubaix) in the pro peloton.
10-27-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,277
Posted By iab

If you really want the pathracer experience, I...

If you really want the pathracer experience, I recommend finding the worst brakes possible. Good times.
10-25-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By iab

Then your rear spacing needs to be 120.

Then your rear spacing needs to be 120.
10-25-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By iab

No. I ride period correct. I pretty much...

No. I ride period correct. I pretty much stopped doing challenge rides like Cino or Dairyland Dare on these bikes. They, and I, need a rest.
10-25-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By iab

I agree. I have had zero dealings from subito.it...

I agree. I have had zero dealings from subito.it where they were willing to ship. I did get a 1925 Legnano from FB Italy. Not the best deal in my life, but acceptable. And in hindsight, all 3...
10-24-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By iab

You do need the squeeze range. Calipers are not...

You do need the squeeze range. Calipers are not tight due to the flex in wood rims. You don't want rub when out of the saddle grinding up a climb on your 48/20.
10-24-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By iab

1933 Frejus ...

1933 Frejus

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10-18-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,248
Posted By iab

There can be only one. ...

There can be only one.

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10-13-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 679
Posted By iab

I like the sound of big treads on pavement when...

I like the sound of big treads on pavement when drafting combines this time of year.

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10-12-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By iab

Use your finger to feel under the top and down...

Use your finger to feel under the top and down tubes for a front-ender. Sometimes cracked paint on top doesn't happen.
Using a term like wheel dish will be unknown for beginners.
Show forged...
10-10-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By iab

Feel under the top tube and down tube near the...

Feel under the top tube and down tube near the head tube. You may be able to feel if it were in a front ender. Since you can't see it in the pictures, even if it were crashed, it is likely just...
10-09-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By iab

My guess is a Cinelli with a replacement fork.

My guess is a Cinelli with a replacement fork.
10-08-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,939
Posted By iab

Selling? Nope. i enjoyed it, there are other...

Selling? Nope. i enjoyed it, there are other fish in the ocean. I regret not buying bikes. This Maino especially.

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10-03-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By iab

They arrived. Only took a week to ship from...

They arrived. Only took a week to ship from Australia.
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