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12-08-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,435
Posted By CyclingFool95

It's exactly my size, and on the short list of...

It's exactly my size, and on the short list of bikes I'm looking to get someday but fortunately (for me) far enough away to make it impractical. Really, really nice though. GLWS.
11-03-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By CyclingFool95

If you really want to, you can use your bike...

If you really want to, you can use your bike frame & brake calipers for truing. I worked this way for years just keeping wheels trued (wouldn't build a new wheel this way). I finally sprang for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,871
Posted By CyclingFool95

So it took the better part of a year (wasn't a...

So it took the better part of a year (wasn't a high priority) but my 97 Ultimate is now road worthy. Needs bar tape and cages and its ready for tomorrow. And yes, it got the brand new 11 speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,306
Posted By CyclingFool95

Looks similar to the 2005 and earlier Pinarello...

Looks similar to the 2005 and earlier Pinarello Galileo. I had an 06 Galileo which had the Onda fork and rear stays - very nice ride for a fat tube aluminum bike. I replaced it with an 06 Leonardo...
02-06-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By CyclingFool95

Colnago Master Light vs De Rosa Primato

Given that I already have a 96 Master Light (and a Pinarello Montello) is there any real reason why I would want to pick up an early 90s Primato? (Other than the fact that I've always wanted a De...
02-02-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,959
Posted By CyclingFool95

I finally ditched my 1993 Blackburn Mag in late...

I finally ditched my 1993 Blackburn Mag in late 2019 and got a Kickr Core and Climb. I'm on Zwift 4-5 days per week, anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours.
Forum: Want To Buy
02-01-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,915
Posted By CyclingFool95

I have a late 80s Cornelo with 8 speed Chorus if...

I have a late 80s Cornelo with 8 speed Chorus if you're interested. Check out the cool fluted tubes similar to Colnago's Esa Mexico. Photos are from the summer (obviously not from today) when I built...
01-17-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By CyclingFool95

Vintage Racer - 1930

We were going through some old family photos the other day and I cam across this one of my grandfather, which he had marked as being from 1930. I'd never seen this photo before although I had seen...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,052
Posted By CyclingFool95

Having misplaced my can of Finish Line polish I'm...

Having misplaced my can of Finish Line polish I'm interested in trying this stuff now. Looked on Amazon - seem to have a few options from various non-Prime sellers at ludicrous prices. Finish line...
10-18-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,427
Posted By CyclingFool95

These guys https://www.sssink.com/ make...

These guys https://www.sssink.com/ make replacement decals for Litespeed and any number of other brands. Also looks like if you're willing to fork over the $$$ they'll make you a custom. I was...
Forum: Want To Buy
10-13-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,391
Posted By CyclingFool95

OPs post was from March 2019

OPs post was from March 2019
10-13-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,306
Posted By CyclingFool95

Did you mean '87? Here's an 87 Montello with...

Did you mean '87?

Here's an 87 Montello with pump peg (XX### serial)

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/montello8_0ba0a4f494065bbf628af673077bec840ca932b5.jpg

and...
09-26-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 112,049
Posted By CyclingFool95

His frame is here: ...

His frame is here:
...
08-25-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,838
Posted By CyclingFool95

I was so fried at then end of my ride this past...

I was so fried at then end of my ride this past weekend (50+ miles on 2 water bottles in 90° heat that felt like 103°) that I stopped at 54.2 miles and omitted the lap around the block (.85 miles)...
08-17-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,170
Posted By CyclingFool95

Pinarello Geometries - Late 80s - early 90s Frames

I was going through an old filing cabinet yesterday and came across my folder of cycling stuff from the mid to late 90s - some of the "goodies" for a walk down memory lane - 96 Litespeed catalog, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,799
Posted By CyclingFool95

This is an issue when plugged into a wall wart. ...

This is an issue when plugged into a wall wart. When you plug it in, it turns itself on. You can turn it off, which then allows you to see charge status on the screen nice and big. As soon as you...
07-20-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,306
Posted By CyclingFool95

My '87 Montello (estimated from the 1st gen...

My '87 Montello (estimated from the 1st gen Chorus parts, and the word of the shop where I bought it - they were reselling it for the original owner) has an SSxxx serial number. My early 80s Record...
07-12-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,503
Posted By CyclingFool95

Cornelo Profilo

I've been looking for a new project to use as a "beater". Missed out on a really nice Eusebi (price went way too high for a beater), a Rauler (that turned out to have a cracked dropout apparently)...
07-11-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,271
Posted By CyclingFool95

Looks nice. SHould work great. I was using...

Looks nice. SHould work great.

I was using a Stronglight Impact crankset (technically 9/10 speed) with 8 speed Campy (13-26 rear) but recently switched it over to 10 speed and a 13-29. I've got...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,777
Posted By CyclingFool95

I've been doing well with Pearl Izumi Quest...

I've been doing well with Pearl Izumi Quest shorts (around $50). And, I've been happy with Primal jerseys. They run good sales and you can pick up some nice ones $40 or less. Key thing for me is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,819
Posted By CyclingFool95

I mounted up the Schwalbes this afternoon and...

I mounted up the Schwalbes this afternoon and took them out for a quick ride (mainly to adjust the new saddle I put on the bike as well). The comparison to anything else is unfair though because the...
07-02-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,057
Posted By CyclingFool95

My method on setting the chain length is to wrap...

My method on setting the chain length is to wrap it around the small ring and the small cog and make sure that it isn't hitting itself, in other words the rear derailleur is pulled forward just a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,871
Posted By CyclingFool95

Mine is definitely 95/96 - I got it in fall 95. ...

Mine is definitely 95/96 - I got it in fall 95.

Yours is probably a 94. You can find catalogs here: MOMBAT: Litespeed Bicycles History...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,819
Posted By CyclingFool95

Anyone have any thoughts (from actual use) on...

Anyone have any thoughts (from actual use) on these Schwalbe One V-Guard Evolutions tires? Gotta love the Covid world (and Merlin's mandatory expedited shipping) - for my $26 shipping, my box from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,819
Posted By CyclingFool95

I was ordering from Merlin anyway so I picked up...

I was ordering from Merlin anyway so I picked up a couple pairs of Schwalbe One V-Guard Evolution (https://www.merlincycles.com/schwalbe-one-v-guard-evolution-road-folding-tyre-700c-100494.html)...
06-21-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,303
Posted By CyclingFool95

Toast, no - I don't think it would be good with...

Toast, no - I don't think it would be good with butter. (sorry, bad dad joke)

But, it's ready for the trash.
06-18-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,598
Posted By CyclingFool95

One last follow-up. The science experiment is...

One last follow-up. The science experiment is complete. Aluminum stem is gone. Steel and chrome are unharmed. I washed the fork down thoroughly with water and then sprayed every inch of it with WD-40...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By CyclingFool95

Yes, yours looks to have the more square fork,...

Yes, yours looks to have the more square fork, and only one bottle mount. I actually have one of those forks sitting in my basement - I picked it up as a replacement if I couldnt get the stem out of...
06-18-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,598
Posted By CyclingFool95

3 hours later, I've had to refill the cauldron...

3 hours later, I've had to refill the cauldron twice with water and lye powder. At one point it was bubbling so fiercely gas was pouring out of the steerer opening like it was a chimney. At last...
06-18-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,598
Posted By CyclingFool95

My jar of Lye powder just arrived. Has a warning...

My jar of Lye powder just arrived. Has a warning on the label not to allow it to come into contact with Aluminum. Also that its safe on Chrome. Sounds like a win-win.

I filled a sauce jar about...
06-16-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,598
Posted By CyclingFool95

That's exactly it. Works with a steel steerer...

That's exactly it. Works with a steel steerer and aluminum stem - obviously wouldnt work well if your fork had an aluminum or carbon fiber steerer.
06-16-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,586
Posted By CyclingFool95

Essentially, you compress some areas more than...

Essentially, you compress some areas more than others and get pressure points and numbness. A saddle with some flex in rails or shell is good in that it soaks up some bumps. A little thin/light...
06-15-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,586
Posted By CyclingFool95

If you aren't wearing bike shorts, no saddle is...

If you aren't wearing bike shorts, no saddle is going to really feel comfortable. You need to figure out whether a rounded or flat saddle works better for you - flat turns out to be miserably...
06-14-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,009
Posted By CyclingFool95

I got a couple of pairs a few months ago from...

I got a couple of pairs a few months ago from him. The plastic ones are intended with the magnesium and plastic pedals, and the metal ones for use with the aluminum bodied pedals.
06-14-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,598
Posted By CyclingFool95

It's probably worth pointing out that the main...

It's probably worth pointing out that the main chemical in drain cleaner (ie lye) can cause severe burns, blindness, etc. And, the hydrogen gas emitted by the reaction is extremely flammable (think...
06-14-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,598
Posted By CyclingFool95

Now, the fork is sitting upside down in a tomato...

Now, the fork is sitting upside down in a tomato sauce jar of drain cleaner, out on my driveway, bubbling away quite happily. Liquid is now completely black, and the jar is noticeably warm.

One...
06-14-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,149
Posted By CyclingFool95

Nice! Last night was a good one for a fire and a...

Nice! Last night was a good one for a fire and a Fat Tire Ale myself. And now you've got me listening to Baker Street - been a long time since I've heard it - not Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd so...
06-14-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,240
Posted By CyclingFool95

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x360/aloha_5f84c4860787cd3f80b831edbbeb555c70be84f6.jpg

Aluminum fatigue failure shown above.

Aluminum is more prone to fatigue failure...
06-08-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By CyclingFool95

Ultra torque good, power torque bad Ultra shift...

Ultra torque good, power torque bad
Ultra shift good, power shift bad.
That about covers it.
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In all seriousness, the Ultra shift appears on the hgiher end groups, and allows for more...
05-29-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,671
Posted By CyclingFool95

So almost another year went by and this bike...

So almost another year went by and this bike still didnt get back on the road. I somehow just wasnt motivated or excited to take it out. I decided during Corona-quarantine to rebuild it again with...
05-18-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 19,008
Posted By CyclingFool95

I got bored reading this thread about a third of...

I got bored reading this thread about a third of the way through. Welcome to ebay capitalism - buy it, dont buy it, its the seller's choice to open it, the buyer's choice to bid unseen.
I have no...
02-03-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,304
Posted By CyclingFool95

On the list of obscure cameras is this 35 mm half...

On the list of obscure cameras is this 35 mm half frame rotary shutter Mercury. The aluminum body tends not to age well.
...
01-29-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,304
Posted By CyclingFool95

Here's the only 35mm camera I use at this point,...

Here's the only 35mm camera I use at this point, although I own others. This is a late DS Leica M3 with goggled Summaron. Working meter MR on top. The previous owner replaced the damaged covering...
01-23-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,304
Posted By CyclingFool95

These are a 1930s Ihagee Parvola and 1946 Leica...

These are a 1930s Ihagee Parvola and 1946 Leica IIIc. My grandfather bought both new. He traded me the Leica when I was in high school for a Minolta that used 110 film, and gave me the Ihagee a...
01-23-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,304
Posted By CyclingFool95

I do the same with a A7. I have Leica, Exacta,...

I do the same with a A7. I have Leica, Exacta, M42, Canon FD and Nikon mounts for it.
01-22-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,304
Posted By CyclingFool95

Glad to see this thread get some traction. Lots...

Glad to see this thread get some traction. Lots of cool old cameras still around. Here are two more from my collection. A 1907 Auto Graflex and a late 1950s 4x5 Pacemaker Speed Graphic. The Speed is...
01-21-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,304
Posted By CyclingFool95

Show off your C&V Cameras

What, you might ask, do cameras have to do with bicycles. Not much, except for the fact that the camera took off with the mainstream public around the same time the bicycle did. The Folmer &...
12-02-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,441
Posted By CyclingFool95

I find the seatpost matters so little I switched...

I find the seatpost matters so little I switched the carbon one that came with my Opera Leonardo for a Thomson Aluminum. The Pinarello post has a fiddly two bolt clamp, and too much setback for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,420
Posted By CyclingFool95

Ti is light no question. I went from an 87...

Ti is light no question. I went from an 87 Pinarello (Columbus SLX) to a Litespeed Classic (w/Kestrel EMS fork). Shaved off around 6 lbs (Chorus 11 carbon vs 8-speed Chorus aluminum doesnt hurt, nor...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,221
Posted By CyclingFool95

I've owned a Pinarello Montello since '92 (it's...

I've owned a Pinarello Montello since '92 (it's an '87), which I converted to 8 speed Chorus, and have kept that way. Both the Montello, and a slightly older Record I recently picked up, will accept...
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