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01-26-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,314
Posted By bikingshearer

There has to be about 50 gazzilion stories that...

There has to be about 50 gazzilion stories that could fall out of that one sentence.
01-26-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By bikingshearer

It has been longer than I care to admit since...

It has been longer than I care to admit since I've ridden anywhere near your neck of the woods. But I have very fond memories of riding over the Leggett hill (south to north - hey, I'm weird) the...
01-24-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 3,626
Posted By bikingshearer

By the time I get done triplizing stuff, any...

By the time I get done triplizing stuff, any road-racing frames imprisoned in my stable have been rendered non-racing and non-racy. Pretty? Yes. Fun to ride? Oh, yeah. Racing-capable? Not so...
01-24-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,010
Posted By bikingshearer

What's worst is both at the same time. :innocent:

What's worst is both at the same time. :innocent:
01-24-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 709
Posted By bikingshearer

I don't like the idea of trying to find a...

I don't like the idea of trying to find a replacement fork because the frame and fork were designed to go together - a change on the for geometry affects everything. For that reason, I've only ever...
01-21-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,093
Posted By bikingshearer

Jocelyn Lovell was a seriously good trackman...

Jocelyn Lovell was a seriously good trackman sprinter. Very seriously good. World-class seriously good.

When Marinoni went for (and eventually set) his age-bracket (75+, I believe) Hour Record a...
01-20-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,314
Posted By bikingshearer

Ed Litton would be a good person to talk with. He...

Ed Litton would be a good person to talk with. He learned from Bernie Mikkelson and later collaborated with both Albert Eisentraut and Bruce Gordon. (Ed and Bruce were good friends; I believe Bruce...
01-20-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By bikingshearer

OldCoot - I've had a similar problem with a...

OldCoot - I've had a similar problem with a different crank, and a six-point socket of the correct size worked, If none of these other solutions work, let me know, I still have the original removal...
01-13-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,093
Posted By bikingshearer

Not inserting the seat post enough. It's what is...

Not inserting the seat post enough. It's what is and what should never be.

Oooh, and the newest hit: "When the Seat Post Breaks."

First verse starts: "If it keep on raisin'/ The seat post...
01-12-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,093
Posted By bikingshearer

In pretty much all questions like this, I start...

In pretty much all questions like this, I start with the assumption that if you have to ask if it's safe, it's not safe. That can change if you can get solid opinions from reliable sources that it's...
01-10-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By bikingshearer

My take, FWIW. Remember, my opinion is worth...

My take, FWIW. Remember, my opinion is worth exactly what you are paying for it.

(1) Yes, it's a Cinelli, from sometime after Cino sold his operation to the Columbos, meaning sometime after 1978...
01-10-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By bikingshearer

+1 on Kool Stop. If they make a pad that will...

+1 on Kool Stop. If they make a pad that will fit your brake, get it and use it. In my experience, nobody makes a better brake pad and most aren't as good.
01-08-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,504
Posted By bikingshearer

I intend to be in Cambria with a bike that...

I intend to be in Cambria with a bike that weekend whether the official event happens or not. I don't know if that's an incentive or a disincentive, but there you are.
01-04-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 862
Posted By bikingshearer

jonwvara (see post #10 above) is too modest (and...

jonwvara (see post #10 above) is too modest (and too rule abiding) to toot his own horn, so I'll do it for him.. He makes a great triplizer for the Stronglight 93 crank, which lets you install any...
01-03-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By bikingshearer

Do . . . not . . . need. Must . . . be . . ....

Do . . . not . . . need. Must . . . be . . . strong. Must . . . look . . . away. Auuuuggghhhh!:cry:

Just a hair small, but, boy, is that gorgeous. merziac, please buy the cursed, pretty thing and...
12-27-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,519
Posted By bikingshearer

Nothing major bought, nothing at all sold. For...

Nothing major bought, nothing at all sold. For me, the highlights of 2021 are rides. The September weekend of FauxRoica in Cambria CA was a great time, especially riding out to Ragged Point with a...
12-23-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,305
Posted By bikingshearer

Many years ago in a "Doonesbury" strip,...

Many years ago in a "Doonesbury" strip, then-radical lefty Mark was in one of his periodic verbal contretemps with his uber-conservative father. Mark was talking about getting wanting to get...
12-22-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,305
Posted By bikingshearer

For me, this is a very practical thing. I love...

For me, this is a very practical thing. I love Campy 10sp triple on a good lugged steel frame. It's what I reach for 90% of the time, maybe more. Having that combo gets me out the door to ride...
12-20-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,504
Posted By bikingshearer

If seeing me on one of your bike trips is a...

If seeing me on one of your bike trips is a highlight of the trip, you're not doing it right.
12-18-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,504
Posted By bikingshearer

I still have my registration Eroica CA 2020, make...

I still have my registration Eroica CA 2020, make that 2020 v.2, no it's 2021, would you believe 2021 v.2, and I've made motel reservations, so I expect to be there for Eroica CA 2022 (motto: "C'mon,...
12-17-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,067
Posted By bikingshearer

+1 on the Joe Blow. When I want to, 120si is no...

+1 on the Joe Blow. When I want to, 120si is no problem. No leaks. Good hose length. Good hose storage. Good rice. Hideous green color (at least mine is), but who care?.

Also +1 on carrying...
12-16-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,136
Posted By bikingshearer

What?!? The goats knocked down and ate the...

What?!? The goats knocked down and ate the tree???:eek:

:innocent:
12-14-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,646
Posted By bikingshearer

If it was stolen in Berkeley, there's a pretty...

If it was stolen in Berkeley, there's a pretty decent chance it was sold the next weekend at the swap meet next to the Oakland Coliseum. I would also have suspected a certain "shop" on Telegraph...
12-12-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,136
Posted By bikingshearer

How about the same bike in three different...

How about the same bike in three different iterations at the same place. Does that count? All of these were taken at Tilden Park's Inspiration Point in the Berkeley Hills. The bike is a 1982ish Ron...
12-09-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,017
Posted By bikingshearer

Not quite on topic, but whenever I get on a...

Not quite on topic, but whenever I get on a scale, I wonder why my bikes haven't fallen apart. :o
12-09-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By bikingshearer

I've already got my big-boy Cooper - you can have...

I've already got my big-boy Cooper - you can have this one.:D
12-07-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,316
Posted By bikingshearer

My first wheel build was the result of a little...

My first wheel build was the result of a little bit of instruction from a friend who worked at the LBS followed by lots of trial amd even more error. As a teenager, I trued my wheels using my bike...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,294
Posted By bikingshearer

On a descent, they are :eek: serious pucker...

On a descent, they are :eek: serious pucker factor scarier fast.

FWIW, I am not a fan of controlling two brakes out of one brake lever on a tandem. I had a scary experience with that set up...
12-04-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,353
Posted By bikingshearer

Definitely bike-ma at work here. I'm glad the...

Definitely bike-ma at work here. I'm glad the seller recognized you as a member of the tribe. I suspect his father would approve.
12-02-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By bikingshearer

There really is no great way I know of to get...

There really is no great way I know of to get through Richmond on your proposed ride. I think the best option is the one you already spotted - via Richmond Parkway and Castro Street. Yeah, they can...
12-01-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By bikingshearer

OMG, what an abomination. As a public service, I...

OMG, what an abomination. As a public service, I can drive down from the Bay Area this weekend to relieve you and your uncle of that POS eyesore and dispose of it properly. :innocent:

Didn't...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,280
Posted By bikingshearer

Very cool find. That is a time capsule. I...

Very cool find. That is a time capsule.

I know next to nothing about Fiorelli other than they built frames both under their own name and for others. They built some frames in the 1970s badged...
11-25-21, 01:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 940
Posted By bikingshearer

Hence my earlier comment - our bikes are vintage,...

Hence my earlier comment - our bikes are vintage, we are old. :D
11-24-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 940
Posted By bikingshearer

fify

fify
11-24-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 940
Posted By bikingshearer

Our bikes are vintage. We are old.

Our bikes are vintage. We are old.
11-23-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By bikingshearer

Was this post really necessary? No. Did it add...

Was this post really necessary? No. Did it add anything of value? No. Did you make condescending personal attacks that were not called for? Yes.

To quote you, even if he's wrong, so what?
11-20-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,687
Posted By bikingshearer

Old lugged steel frames + Campy 10sp triples...

Old lugged steel frames + Campy 10sp triples w/Ergo, SPDs and dual pivot brakes = my happiest happy spot.

Old lugged steel for for function and beauty. A well made, well proportioned lugged steel...
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By bikingshearer

Be sure to ask about/check out the bottom bracket...

Be sure to ask about/check out the bottom bracket threads. In the early 70s, Jackson had problems with mangling an unfortunate number of their BB shell threads such that bottom brackets would not...
11-19-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 988
Posted By bikingshearer

Note that the video shows this being done on a...

Note that the video shows this being done on a Riv model that features their now-almost ubiquitous loooooooooooong chainstays. You could park a 1969 Cadillac El Dorado between that seat tube and...
11-16-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,855
Posted By bikingshearer

Kinda hard to get tired of seeing that . . . .

Kinda hard to get tired of seeing that . . . .
11-15-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By bikingshearer

You did pretty much what I do routinely on...

You did pretty much what I do routinely on Wildcat Canyon Road: when I see a car or a bike coming down and there is a car approaching from my rear, I put my left arm straight out, palm toward the car...
11-14-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,116
Posted By bikingshearer

Your comment reminds me of when I first got a...

Your comment reminds me of when I first got a 1986 De Rosa, I took it to my go-to shop to check alignment and facing and to chase the threads - you know, make sure everything was ship-shape. When I...
11-13-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,116
Posted By bikingshearer

Pretty bike. Nice pick up. As for the bar...

Pretty bike. Nice pick up.

As for the bar tape, I see two viable alternatives: white or black. White will "pop" more and would look killer, but it gets dirty fast. Black would be more...
11-09-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,855
Posted By bikingshearer

Y'all've seen this one before. 1965ish Cinelli...

Y'all've seen this one before. 1965ish Cinelli Speciale Corsa with Campy 10sp triple. Repainted by Ed Litton. The other bikes I have are truly great, but this is the best one I've ever ridden. Ever....
11-04-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 50,309
Posted By bikingshearer

Yup. I mean chain stays. Brain fart.:o ...

Yup. I mean chain stays. Brain fart.:o Otherwise, the question still holds.
11-01-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,010
Posted By bikingshearer

Welcome to C&V. It's a friendly, knowledgeable...

Welcome to C&V. It's a friendly, knowledgeable crowd.

There are bottom brackets that stay put without threads. I don't know about them in any detail, but somebody else here will. With any luck,...
10-31-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,583
Posted By bikingshearer

Great find. Enjoy the heck out of it. One...

Great find. Enjoy the heck out of it.

One word of possible caution: crank the wheel quick-releases down extra-hard. On my 1986, the drop outs required that. I thought of the feel of them as...
10-23-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,176
Posted By bikingshearer

1978 Eisentraut. Coolest pump peg ever. And the...

1978 Eisentraut. Coolest pump peg ever. And the seat stay attachment isn't too shabby either....
10-21-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 897
Posted By bikingshearer

Yeah, I'm no happy about this, either. :mad: I...

Yeah, I'm no happy about this, either. :mad: I mean, I voted "no" on the recall. Newsome owed it to me to sign the damn bill. What's that you say? That only works if I make a bazillion dollar...
10-15-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,052
Posted By bikingshearer

I've done Foxy's. It's a great event, but I...

I've done Foxy's. It's a great event, but I would not call it "flattish."
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