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01-27-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 187
Posted By bikingshearer

Yes, the whole (lengthy) listing is an...

Yes, the whole (lengthy) listing is an interesting . . . yeah, that's the word, interesting . . . read. Be warned though, it's kind of a rabbit hole of the "Alice in Wonderland" variety.

The same...
01-27-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 187
Posted By bikingshearer

Della Santa on eBay - Only $40K

No, I am not making this up. You can have a never ridden, never even been outside, Della Santa...
01-27-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 226
Posted By bikingshearer

Okay, here goes. Keep in mind that my opinion is...

Okay, here goes. Keep in mind that my opinion is worth exactly what you are paying for it.

I'd probably repaint it because (1) the original finish is sort-of unfinishing itself, (2) I'm not...
01-26-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 298
Posted By bikingshearer

Phil makes both ISO and JIS tapers now, and I...

Phil makes both ISO and JIS tapers now, and I suspect they have for a long time. If you go on their website, they have photos of the tapers so you might be able to figure it out that way.

Also...
01-26-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 28,782
Posted By bikingshearer

1982ish Ron Cooper. It's been at least ten years...

1982ish Ron Cooper. It's been at least ten years since it looked like this, probably closer to 15. It is now the reverse of this photo: blue with white graphics, courtesy of Ed Litton. Oddly enough,...
01-26-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,317
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: 3,663
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, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By bikingshearer

+1. +1. And +1. cinelliguy: Eroica CA is...

+1. +1. And +1.

cinelliguy: Eroica CA is April 30-May 1 and Cambria's a nice town. Just sayin' . . . .
01-24-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 427
Posted By bikingshearer

Put this...

Put this...
01-24-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,011
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...
01-22-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 538
Posted By bikingshearer

You can do it. As kabuki12 says, the toughest...

You can do it. As kabuki12 says, the toughest climb on the Pierdos Blancas route is the last climb, it isn't that bad and it can avoided completely if you aren't feeling the love.

Also, never...
01-22-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 538
Posted By bikingshearer

I didn't see the TA one. If I were in the market...

I didn't see the TA one. If I were in the market for a 130mm bcd triplizer, I think I'd sring for the TA. Their other recent chainrings are good quality and I'd expect this to be as well. The other...
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...
01-21-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 538
Posted By bikingshearer

Red Clover triplizers (and Jon) are great and I...

Red Clover triplizers (and Jon) are great and I recommend them highly. But according to my memory and their website, Red Clover only makes them for 144mm (Campy) and 122mm (Stronglight) bolt center...
01-20-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,230
Posted By bikingshearer

It's only four and a half years. Don't...

It's only four and a half years. Don't exaggerate. :D
01-20-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 538
Posted By bikingshearer

+1 for both Spaghetti Legs and Davester. Your...

+1 for both Spaghetti Legs and Davester. Your "My Eroica" page should answer your question. (Note, however. that the key word in that sentence is "should.")
01-20-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,317
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...
01-20-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 363
Posted By bikingshearer

My thoughts: Bar tape: White would work, as...

My thoughts:

Bar tape: White would work, as would blue or red to pick up the stripes in the graphics. But if in doubt, I say go with black. Black bar tape is (almost) never wrong.

Cables:...
01-19-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By bikingshearer

Another vote for the old lugged steel...

Another vote for the old lugged steel frame/modern components route. My frames range in date of manufacture between the mid-1960s and the early 1980s, and I have yet to encounter a threading...
01-19-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 590
Posted By bikingshearer

2,220 miles for 2021, which is pretty good for...

2,220 miles for 2021, which is pretty good for me. I can't break the miles down by bike, but the 1965ish Cinelli with the Campy 10sp triple set up got 75% or more of the miles. The Eisentraut (also...
01-15-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,655
Posted By bikingshearer

They're right next to Carnegie Hall. :D

They're right next to Carnegie Hall. :D
01-13-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,655
Posted By bikingshearer

gugie, those racks are waaaaaay beyond anything I...

gugie, those racks are waaaaaay beyond anything I could ever pull off. It's problematic whether I should be allowed to swap out a flat inner tube, and just the thought of installing metal fenders,...
01-13-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 982
Posted By bikingshearer

Probably so, but it would be a fun lost weekend....

Probably so, but it would be a fun lost weekend. ;)
01-13-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 982
Posted By bikingshearer

Oh my God, I need a cigarette.:love:

Oh my God, I need a cigarette.:love:
01-13-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,095
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: 1,095
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...
01-12-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,687
Posted By bikingshearer

Or maybe Gran Compe Steam was a special seasonal...

Or maybe Gran Compe Steam was a special seasonal offering form the Anchor Brewing Company . . . .
01-10-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By bikingshearer

True that. I have two. One is in my repair stand...

True that. I have two. One is in my repair stand tool holder, the other sits in my back jersey pocket on rides. Not needed for Conti 5000s on Open Pro rims. Essential with Conti 5000s on Weinmann...
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...
01-03-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,072
Posted By bikingshearer

I don't think anything I have qualifies as bad...

I don't think anything I have qualifies as bad quality. The cheapest I have is a Medici f/f that I got probably 10 years ago for a lowball "what the heck" bid on eBay (~$100, maybe less). Since...
12-31-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,949
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks for sharing the stories and the photos,...

Thanks for sharing the stories and the photos, everybody. I'm sorry that the whole work thing got in the way of my being able to join you all for this - I think. Of course, at the speed I climb,...
12-27-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,522
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...
12-27-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,949
Posted By bikingshearer

I'm sorry to have to miss this. #^$!#@ work! It...

I'm sorry to have to miss this. #^$!#@ work! It looks like the weather gods are smiling upon thee (mostly). Have a great time.
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: 1,068
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, 11:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,646
Posted By bikingshearer

No, I wasn't familiar with that one. I was mostly...

No, I wasn't familiar with that one. I was mostly a Velo Sport and Missing Link guy, but I hit a few other as well. But not that one.

And according to Google Maps, Karim's is still there. The...
12-14-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,646
Posted By bikingshearer

I haven't been by that part of Telegraph in a...

I haven't been by that part of Telegraph in a couple years, so I do not know if that establishment is still there. I've never done more than drive by, and felt kind of dirty doing that.

What LBS...
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...
12-13-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By bikingshearer

This one has a serial number in the BB shell. I...

This one has a serial number in the BB shell. I thought De Rosa did not do serial numbers. I know I never found one on my 1986 road frame, but that is not definitive.
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