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06-12-19, 10:45 PM
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Posted By bikingshearer

Another fave. Anquetil and Poulidor, Puy du Dome,...

Another fave. Anquetil and Poulidor, Puy du Dome, 1964 TdF.
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06-12-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,527
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Coppi and Bartali. One of my all-time favorite racing photos. Note the...
06-08-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By bikingshearer

Brent: I am sorry the bike world lost a true...

Brent: I am sorry the bike world lost a true talent, but I am even more sorry you lost a friend. We are getting to be of an age where such sad events happen much too often.:(

I spoke with Bruce...
06-07-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By bikingshearer

Well, ****. I talked with him (briefly) at a few...

Well, ****. I talked with him (briefly) at a few NAHBS confabs, including 2019 in Sacto. Same with Della Santa - I would not have guessed we would have lost either one in 2019, much less both of...
06-05-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,662
Posted By bikingshearer

Chapeau, old friend. Nicely done, and nicely...

Chapeau, old friend. Nicely done, and nicely written.

I composed a longer post with some memories of my last Davis Double (40+ years ago, and hot, not hypothermic) that your report brought back....
06-05-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,731
Posted By bikingshearer

I wouldn't heat the dropout. Cold-setting...

I wouldn't heat the dropout. Cold-setting (bike-speak for "bending") is sufficient. I don't know if a propane torch would generate enough heat to affect the brazing, by why risk it?

Campagnolo and...
06-05-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,370
Posted By bikingshearer

Creative use of the seat post. It makes it easier...

Creative use of the seat post. It makes it easier to achieve that extreme nose up/nose ahead of the bottom bracket saddle positioning we all crave so much.:rolleyes:
06-04-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 83,231
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks. I like it. A lot.

Thanks. I like it. A lot.
05-30-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 83,231
Posted By bikingshearer

Another bike I never gave a thought to regarding...

Another bike I never gave a thought to regarding whether it is a sports tourer or not. I'm guessing that thought did not cross the builder's mind (Cino, or Luigi, or whoever)) when the frame was...
05-29-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By bikingshearer

I love that copper Wilier finish. Drop dead...

I love that copper Wilier finish. Drop dead gorgeous. Of course, it is pretty much the epitome of the "quick release Italian paint job."

At Eroica CA 2018, I saw two bikes out on the road that did...
05-25-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,714
Posted By bikingshearer

Oh, my. I mean . . . oh, my. Just . . . oh, my....

Oh, my. I mean . . . oh, my. Just . . . oh, my. All it needs is some Calvados and a Galois. And a beret.
05-21-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,493
Posted By bikingshearer

How about calling it "MarinErotica"? Completely...

How about calling it "MarinErotica"? Completely inappropriate and completely inaccurate at the same time. :D
05-15-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By bikingshearer

Based on the seat stay attachment to the seat...

Based on the seat stay attachment to the seat cluster, I am confident in saying it was not sold originally in Cinelli livery, at least not as a Speciale Corsa or Model B. Based on the "winged C"...
05-15-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,097
Posted By bikingshearer

Back to our original programming . . . . I...

Back to our original programming . . . .

I have yet to have my Olde Phart machines ridiculed or mocked. Sometimes people ask about what I am riding and surprised to hear that the frame is...
05-15-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By bikingshearer

Speaking of wind, as did anotherbrian, Bay Area...

Speaking of wind, as did anotherbrian, Bay Area to Sac is the way to go perhaps 75 days out of 100 (as opposed to going Sac to Bay Area). Generally speaking, the prevailing is some version of...
05-13-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By bikingshearer

Instead of going through Marin, I'd suggest...

Instead of going through Marin, I'd suggest taking BART to somewhere in the East Bay and go over East Bay hills (up Old Tunnel and down Pinehurst from Rockridge; or up Spruce and down Wildcat Canyon...
05-07-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,792
Posted By bikingshearer

This one. Mid-1960s Cinelli SC. There is a slight...

This one. Mid-1960s Cinelli SC. There is a slight springiness, a little extra liveliness, that is subtle but definitely there and makes for a great ride.

I have some other great bikes that are a...
05-07-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,493
Posted By bikingshearer

Yes, if I can get convince their PITA new on-line...

Yes, if I can get convince their PITA new on-line registration system to recognize my existence . . . .
04-30-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 123,281
Posted By bikingshearer

The Devil Mountain did not reward me with a ton...

The Devil Mountain did not reward me with a ton of wildflowers this past Sunday (the 28th), but I did see a nice patch of lupine near Rock City and a wonderful hillside of poppies a little bit above...
04-30-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,811
Posted By bikingshearer

I hear ya, Siu. I grew up on Mines Road about six...

I hear ya, Siu. I grew up on Mines Road about six miles south of Livermore in the very heart of the golden (read: dry as hell) hills. We had a couple of scares in the years my parents lived there...
04-26-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,267
Posted By bikingshearer

That is exactly how a Zunow should look - like it...

That is exactly how a Zunow should look - like it survived an explosion in a paint factory. :thumb:
04-26-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,267
Posted By bikingshearer

I taught my niece and nephew (children of my...

I taught my niece and nephew (children of my wife's brother) how to ride: Lord knows their parents weren't going to do it. It took 20 minutes, tops, before they could pedal on their own. As they were...
04-26-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,519
Posted By bikingshearer

The Record was only around for a few years before...

The Record was only around for a few years before the Nuovo Record came out (and hung around for 15 years or so). I suspect there was a reason for that.

My limited experience with the Record is...
04-26-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By bikingshearer

All I know is Conti 4000 25s + Mavic Open Pro...

All I know is Conti 4000 25s + Mavic Open Pro rims = Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy. I have pretty much given up on other combinations.
04-25-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,731
Posted By bikingshearer

And here he is. ...

And here he is.

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04-25-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,731
Posted By bikingshearer

Or pretend to be Zoetemelk! And as to why 2...

Or pretend to be Zoetemelk!

And as to why 2 cable clips instead of 3? The Mercier team in the 60s that rocked the purple jerseys (same team with Gan added as the main sponsor in the 70s) was...
04-25-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,267
Posted By bikingshearer

There is something almost hypnotizing about...

There is something almost hypnotizing about gliding along on a bike. I also think it is the perfect pace for seeing the world, slow enough the be able to enjoy the scenery in detail (and almost...
04-25-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 123,281
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks for poppy pics, people. I love poppies -...

Thanks for poppy pics, people. I love poppies - my favorite wild flowers - and have been getting my poppy fixes in the Berkeley Hills. I may have to check on their condition on the Devil Mountain...
04-23-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,155
Posted By bikingshearer

My Jackson road bike from about the same time had...

My Jackson road bike from about the same time had "Jackson" or "Bob Jackson" everywhere, too, but it was a road frame. Ol' Bob was not bashful about having his name displayed.

To the OP: it...
04-20-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By bikingshearer

I don't live in the area and have not done a ton...

I don't live in the area and have not done a ton of riding there. My wife's brother and family live in Lompoc, however (Vandenberg Village area, north and up a short hill on Hwy 1 from downtown), so...
04-19-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,495
Posted By bikingshearer

2019 Cino is definitely not in the cards for me. ...

2019 Cino is definitely not in the cards for me. On the other hand, 2020 is a very real possibility. And since there is a bit more flexibility in the Cino bike rules as compared to the Eroica bike...
04-18-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By bikingshearer

Hey, it could double as a chain tool for the...

Hey, it could double as a chain tool for the Jolly Green giant's bike . . . .
04-18-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By bikingshearer

My thoughts exactly. If these don't break it...

My thoughts exactly. If these don't break it free, put the wheel down and back away slowly.
04-16-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,894
Posted By bikingshearer

And look where that got him . . . .

And look where that got him . . . .
04-12-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 824
Posted By bikingshearer

:roflmao: Uuuhhhh . . . no.

:roflmao: Uuuhhhh . . . no.
04-11-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By bikingshearer

Definitely has the justly-renowned quick-release...

Definitely has the justly-renowned quick-release Pinarello paint job. :rolleyes:

Nice find. Clean it up and ride the heck out of it like it was meant to be ridden.
04-11-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 824
Posted By bikingshearer

Those of us of a certain age remember the...

Those of us of a certain age remember the Crescent ads in Bicycling magazine, c.1973. The first, second and third thing that caught my teen-aged eye had nothing whatsoever to do with anything about...
04-11-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,019
Posted By bikingshearer

Hey, I recognize that bike!

Hey, I recognize that bike!
04-11-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,019
Posted By bikingshearer

Very nice. As you probably know, since that is a...

Very nice. As you probably know, since that is a touring Limited, it is possible that Bruce Gordon built it. There may be a designation in the serial number that would tell you, but I am not at all...
04-11-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,019
Posted By bikingshearer

1978 Eisentraut "A," resprayed and decked on in...

1978 Eisentraut "A," resprayed and decked on in Campy 10sp triple finery. In this photo, it has vintage Campagnolo Record single pivot brakes, since replaced with dual-pivot Tektros of suitable...
04-11-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 13,929
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks for the photos, Straightblock. It was good...

Thanks for the photos, Straightblock. It was good to talk with you.


I did the short route to the lighthouse and back with Kabuki12. We met at on the inland short route at the first Eroica CA and...
04-09-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,099
Posted By bikingshearer

Okay, here's a factor that has not been...

Okay, here's a factor that has not been mentioned: the brand of drop out. Most of my bikes have old Campagnolo horizontal drop outs and I have never had a problem with them. Both my 2000 Lemond...
04-08-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,608
Posted By bikingshearer

This one. The others get some love, this one gets...

This one. The others get some love, this one gets the most love.
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04-08-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,924
Posted By bikingshearer

Campy 10sp brifters don't suck - they are on most...

Campy 10sp brifters don't suck - they are on most of my bikes. The shifting is good, the braking is good,and the ergonomics are good, at least for my hands. For me, the sweet spot for riding is old...
04-08-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 13,929
Posted By bikingshearer

I drove down that last descent on Saturday (my...

I drove down that last descent on Saturday (my wife and I drove out to Olea Farms to stock up on their olive oil - gotta support the folks that support us). On the way back, we decided to turn off...
04-03-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 13,929
Posted By bikingshearer

Binda Extras are too stiff when you want to get...

Binda Extras are too stiff when you want to get our of them in a hurry, but Bindas (and others) stretch too much when you want to expert maximum pull-up. BITD the guys I hung with (read: got dropped...
04-02-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By bikingshearer

I've seen one other Limited that had just the...

I've seen one other Limited that had just the "Oakland" seat tube decal and nothing else, and I know the original (former) owner and confirmed that the graphics and paint were all original. I...
04-02-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 10,835
Posted By bikingshearer

At 46/38/24 x 13/28, I'd better have enough...

At 46/38/24 x 13/28, I'd better have enough gearing. I don't think I've ever had so low a low gear (24x28); I usually have a 30x29 low. I'm not sure I can spin fast to stay upright on a hill steep...
04-02-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 10,835
Posted By bikingshearer

It's scheduled for pretty much all day both...

It's scheduled for pretty much all day both Saturday and Sunday, starting about 9:00 am. There will be significantly more stuff out on Saturday than Sunday if the past is any indication. As jcb3...
04-02-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 10,835
Posted By bikingshearer

1. Name, etc: Rich Shearer, aka bikingshearer. PM...

1. Name, etc: Rich Shearer, aka bikingshearer. PM me for cell number and/or e-mail address.
2. Route: 35 mile Pierdras Blancas route.
3. Bike: See below. 1982ish Ron Cooper. I had it set up for 10...
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