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05-13-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 822
Posted By Biketiger

Very interesting! I grew up riding cages with...

Very interesting! I grew up riding cages with sneakers or whatever shoes I had and never knew the cage wasn't supposed to be in contact with the toe box.
It was the top of my cycling shoes (toe box)...
05-12-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 822
Posted By Biketiger

Cool set-up but how do you keep the metal cages...

Cool set-up but how do you keep the metal cages from digging into the tops of your leather shoes?
Before I moved to SPD system, I used my leather cycling shoes with cages and the tops were soon...
05-10-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 753
Posted By Biketiger

I've been on ebay for over 20 years as both a...

I've been on ebay for over 20 years as both a buyer and seller. eBay has experimented with a variety of models over the years - it's never been worse than it is today. Selling bikes is a tough deal...
04-12-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 672
Posted By Biketiger

I replace tubes when they no longer hold air. I...

I replace tubes when they no longer hold air. I replace tires when the tread is well worn.
02-16-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 767
Posted By Biketiger

And you would have paid $4250 + shipping + import...

And you would have paid $4250 + shipping + import duties, so about 5K.
02-16-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 767
Posted By Biketiger

Definitely, positively 100% Cinelli. Check out...

Definitely, positively 100% Cinelli. Check out that little winged C stamp on the head lug - both top and bottom. My 2007 Supercorsa pista has a serial number. I have an 80's Colnago with none. I...
02-05-22, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Biketiger

Well it's been a few days since I paid and I just...

Well it's been a few days since I paid and I just got shipping confirmation today. No hurry, right? :)
It'll arrive next week. I'm not one to keep bins of parts around - typically just what I need:...
02-03-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By Biketiger

Wow that is really interesting. I have learned...

Wow that is really interesting. I have learned more here on Bike Forums than just about anywhere else about anything.
Bikes are my passion and even though I don't install bottom brackets myself, I...
02-03-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,336
Posted By Biketiger

Beautiful build. I especially like the anodized...

Beautiful build. I especially like the anodized blue stem & post. Looks great with the cream paint.
Thanks for sharing this - I've never heard of Handsome Devil either - now I'm glad I have. Cool...
02-03-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By Biketiger

Your comments made my day! It snowing here in...

Your comments made my day! It snowing here in Albuquerque so I can't anoint your words with a ride, but I dedicate tomorrow's ride to you! I'll be thinking about grabbing that wheel for sure :) I...
02-03-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Biketiger

This is my first and surely last double TT. Of...

This is my first and surely last double TT. Of course they are not common and its not a design I would not normally seek out.
It'll be interesting to see if it feels much different than my other...
02-03-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Biketiger

Good to know! Hopefully I'll never have a chance...

Good to know! Hopefully I'll never have a chance to test that out. I suppose I could haul a few bags of cement though.
02-03-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Biketiger

Indy Fab ti Crown Jewel Roadster w/two top tubes

I just pulled the trigger on this 2008 Independent Fabrication titanium Crown Jewel roadster.
Sight unseen. I own a 2001 Crown Jewel roadbike which rides beautifully and I know IF makes great...
02-03-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By Biketiger

Thanks for your reply and comments. It's...

Thanks for your reply and comments. It's interesting how designs change over time. Even on this thread, some have suggested that the cups need to be seated all the way. Phil Wood defends their design...
02-03-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By Biketiger

Thanks John and Russ all who responded. This was...

Thanks John and Russ all who responded. This was really a conundrum for me - and just after my first ride!
Here is the update: I took the bike back to the shop and the same mechanic re-installed it....
01-23-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By Biketiger

Thanks Russ - that's really helpful. So no...

Thanks Russ - that's really helpful. So no worries the NDS cup got screwed so far in?
He definitely has BOTH tools. It's just one of those weird situations where one mechanic started the job and a...
01-23-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By Biketiger

I did not carefully examine the NON-driveside cup...

I did not carefully examine the NON-driveside cup til now. It is threaded so far IN that there is about 1 cm of bottom shell threads exposed. So as the driveside un-threaded, the NDS got threaded...
01-23-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By Biketiger

Thanks Mr. Legs! I looked at the DRIVE SIDE cups...

Thanks Mr. Legs! I looked at the DRIVE SIDE cups on three other track bikes that all have the same Phil Wood BB:
one is in all the way, one a mm of thread exposed and the third has maybe 2mm...
01-23-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By Biketiger

One more detail...When the mechanic who completed...

One more detail...When the mechanic who completed the job installed the drive side cup, he left about 3mm of thread exposed. This obviously to dial in the best chainline. I have been researching this...
01-23-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By Biketiger

The mechanic who finished installing the BB used...

The mechanic who finished installing the BB used locktite but left about 3mm of exposed thread on the DRIVESIDE. I just examined the NDS cup and it is now threaded so far in that there is about a cm...
01-23-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By Biketiger

Help w/ newly installed BB + cups on track bike

I reach out to my friends looking for insight & hopefully calming assurance on a bottom bracket I just had installed.
I just purchased a NOS Cinelli Supercorsa pista frame hanging in a local shop....
01-23-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,227
Posted By Biketiger

Bill, you say you are "always looking for deals."...

Bill, you say you are "always looking for deals." You don't want to be the guy who misses out on a great deal that you saw first but somebody more local snagged before you can get your hands on it....
01-23-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,227
Posted By Biketiger

I'm a bike rider, a bike lover and a collector in...

I'm a bike rider, a bike lover and a collector in that order. I'll always ride, no matter how old or how slow I go.
I have many awesome bikes. I have learned over the years of buying and selling...
01-22-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By Biketiger

Some astute observations! I never thought of bike...

Some astute observations! I never thought of bike polo and confined spaces - like a cupboard:) Seriously, I ride track bikes and can only imagine what it might be like to ride that bike. It seems...
01-22-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By Biketiger

Is this the most vertical seat tube you've ever seen?

Saw this bike on ebay, listed as a "Steel NJS Track" bike. I race, ride and collect track bikes, including a Makino and I've never seen such a steep seat tube. I can see how it allows the rear wheel...
01-17-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Biketiger

Wow - that is amazing! It's fascinating to see...

Wow - that is amazing! It's fascinating to see how bikes were packed back then - ready for the railroad.
And the accessories too. Very cool - thanks for posting!
01-11-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,640
Posted By Biketiger

I'd be okay with a cm or two but that's well...

I'd be okay with a cm or two but that's well below the line.
01-03-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,861
Posted By Biketiger

What I find even more disturbing than Trek's...

What I find even more disturbing than Trek's suggestion that one should consider scrapping their aluminum bike after 10 years is their suggested service schedule.
"Most bikes need service for every...
12-26-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,291
Posted By Biketiger

Okay :) Everyone has their unique experiences for...

Okay :) Everyone has their unique experiences for sure. Having bought many used bikes over the years, I really appreciate sellers who know bikes, know what they're doing, give complete and accurate...
12-26-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,291
Posted By Biketiger

I don't know about the Bianchi in question....

I don't know about the Bianchi in question. Surely the may have missed something.
Convenience means it's easier, availability means it exists. The other piece is, Steel Vintage bikes are...
12-26-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,291
Posted By Biketiger

Totally disagree here as you completely miss the...

Totally disagree here as you completely miss the point. The question is not what's a better buy - a steel vintage bike offered on craiglist within driving distance or SVB? It's not about convenience...
12-26-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,291
Posted By Biketiger

I've admired their bikes and often their page...

I've admired their bikes and often their page will come up in an internet search of a bike I'm looking for - even previously sold items. I just bought a vintage Colnago track bike from them a month...
12-23-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Biketiger

Awesome! The Apollo Racer was my first bike in...

Awesome! The Apollo Racer was my first bike in the early 70's. Mine was a dark purple. I remember the dual top tubes that are not parallel. Had no idea what the bike was til I came across this...
12-23-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By Biketiger

What a cool bike! The lugs are fantastic and I...

What a cool bike! The lugs are fantastic and I love the "C.B. rugged rear ends" - they look like alligators.
What do they mean by bi-laminate? Surely its referring to something besides lugged...
12-22-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By Biketiger

I have a herd of brooks saddles. The old advice...

I have a herd of brooks saddles. The old advice about the nut is 'don't mess with it,' until you need to which is when the saddle starts to sag. This happens over time, usually years of riding and...
12-16-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By Biketiger

The only thing I can add is this: If the seatpost...

The only thing I can add is this: If the seatpost is 27.2 you have SLX, if it's 27.0 it will be SPX.
Either way you should be able to see helix spirals in the bottom portion of seat tube. Smooth...
12-14-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By Biketiger

Thanks to all for your helpful and knowledgeable...

Thanks to all for your helpful and knowledgeable responses.
I learned a lot. The bike in question appears to have Diamante stays and De Rosa used them in the 1990s.
There are examples of De Rosa...
12-13-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By Biketiger

Thanks for posting the pics Bill! The chainstays...

Thanks for posting the pics Bill! The chainstays look odd to me too. Could be a custom build? Waiting to hear from the experts.
12-13-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By Biketiger

Is this a real De Rosa?

Here is a link to an ebay listing for a De Rosa track bike. Seller in Australia must be confident in what he's got because he's asking over $4000 for it. Here's what I see:
1) The seat stays are...
11-07-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,202
Posted By Biketiger

Wow - I would love to hang out there for a day....

Wow - I would love to hang out there for a day. Felt like I almost did thanks to your lovely photos and commentary. Thanks for posting!
10-08-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By Biketiger

I think $1800 is a fair price for the complete...

I think $1800 is a fair price for the complete bike which becomes over 2K with shipping & the taxes ebay collects on the sale of used bicycles. Not a smokin' deal especially when you consider the odd...
08-01-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 8,792
Posted By Biketiger

The signal method from the league I referenced...

The signal method from the league I referenced above is from their current site. They even include a nice video where they point out that the left arm signal held at a 90 degree angle is suggested to...
08-01-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 8,792
Posted By Biketiger

There you go. Or maybe we should all adopt the...

There you go. Or maybe we should all adopt the signals that aircraft marshals use :):
...
08-01-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 8,792
Posted By Biketiger

Cycling and hand signals

I am biking along a paved multi-use trail today and I see a rider coming towards me in the opposite lane. About 10 yards away he raises his right arm skyward. Clearly he is signaling a turn but I am...
07-29-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,685
Posted By Biketiger

It sounds like you don't like the Giant - it's...

It sounds like you don't like the Giant - it's aluminum, the decals and not too unique. We all agree the Marin is too heavy.
I would suggest you look into Gunnar frames - handmade modern steel and...
07-28-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,386
Posted By Biketiger

Your question wasn't stupid - it was just poorly...

Your question wasn't stupid - it was just poorly constructed. Were you being rhetorical wanting to know why bikes in general are so expensive or were you researching purchasing options and were...
07-03-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,863
Posted By Biketiger

Speak for yourself :D

Speak for yourself :D
07-03-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,863
Posted By Biketiger

I think so. If you're talking about building the...

I think so. If you're talking about building the best light weight steel racers - absolutely. Eddy Merckx started building frames in the early 80's. I have a De Rosa brochure from 1986 and the cover...
07-03-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Biketiger

What a great Trek. Is that the original paint? If...

What a great Trek. Is that the original paint? If so, it really shines! I have a 1983 630 - it's a sweet ride.
07-02-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,146
Posted By Biketiger

Excellent points. How do you avoid cars pulling...

Excellent points. How do you avoid cars pulling out in front of you? As I was biking on the right side of the lane, I made eye contact with a driver of a minivan at the exit of a parking lot - she...
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