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07-26-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,188
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

I’ll only buy a bottle if it says “ what could...

I’ll only buy a bottle if it says “ what could possibly go wrong? “
Oh, and printing bottles is not all that hard. You can do it with a flat screen. And screens? I gotta guy.
Now, to keep it C+V,...
07-13-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 559
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Thanks for the input on the spacing. I’m going to...

Thanks for the input on the spacing. I’m going to set this bike up skewing towards the small ring. Still gonna keep a “big” ring, but it will be smaller than what I used 50 years ago when I got my...
06-26-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 739
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Velcro is only the answer when you canít find the...

Velcro is only the answer when you canít find the duct tape.
05-05-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,514
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

I received my jersey yesterday. I posted comments...

I received my jersey yesterday. I posted comments in the general C+V section in hopes that a wider audience would see them, but I am adding them here so they will be in the same thread. Thanks again!...
05-04-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

With clean hands, and clean clothes, I unwrapped...

With clean hands, and clean clothes, I unwrapped the parcel. I’ll use Spellscape’s photo of the jersey here, as he did a better job than I can do.
...
05-04-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Jersey from Spellscape!

This just landed on my doorstep!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1420x2000/aef39c15_104a_4b57_a8f8_520e1897a50f_b3d1a0d40a019d0eda827ee809120b6c98c06855.jpeg
It’s the jersey...
05-01-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,110
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Any design that requires that use of a specific...

Any design that requires that use of a specific component rubs me the wrong way. Case in point….I’ve got a 1980’s bike with vertical drop outs. It originally came with 20c tires. I quickly switched...
04-16-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,038
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

If you ask me, a corkscrew would have been a good...

If you ask me, a corkscrew would have been a good choice.
04-11-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 701
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

A Flying Scot? ? Always wanted one. But my...

A Flying Scot? ? Always wanted one.
But my Grandfather Angus would urge you to nae be throwing yer coins aboot, laddie.
42 vs 41? You’d get a a bigger difference by going to a smaller tire size...
03-30-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,514
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Thank you Spellscape! The jersey in the photos...

Thank you Spellscape!
The jersey in the photos is on its way to me. I checked the tracking number you sent and it looks like it is moving through the post.
I appreciate the effort you took to...
03-26-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

In the bike boom years, I recall Road and Track...

In the bike boom years, I recall Road and Track doing a review of a fully Campy Maserati bike. They tested it like they would a car: acceleration, curb weight, etc.
Two things stood out in the...
03-25-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,014
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

I’m also with the Chiorda.Chrome fenders need a...

I’m also with the Chiorda.Chrome fenders need a chrome spoke protector.
But I want to know the spoke pattern on the Tomassini. That’s interesting
03-25-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,514
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Got confirmation last night that there is a...

Got confirmation last night that there is a jersey in work for me.
03-12-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,767
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Putting barcons on your bike in the 70s was like...

Putting barcons on your bike in the 70s was like dropping your gloves in hockey. it meant that you were serious about riding crits( what else was there?) and you were prepared to take no prisoners in...
02-27-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Sacrilege is putting so much time and money into...

Sacrilege is putting so much time and money into a bike that it doesnít get ridden.
02-12-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,416
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

I happy for anyone who loves their work. I had...

I happy for anyone who loves their work. I had employment like that for a few months. I loved going to work then. But soon, I got a new boss and the job turned into his self promotion project and we...
01-05-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,053
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

[QUOTE=merziac;22360822]According to Trek "if...

[QUOTE=merziac;22360822]According to Trek "if your aluminum bike is over ten years old, you should think about whether its time to replace it." :wtf:

I think Trek forgot two words in that...
12-31-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 24,071
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

The US Campy van and the Campy station wagon both...

The US Campy van and the Campy station wagon both sported blue bikes. You can find photos of both on CR and Veloilumati. Sadly, photos are too low res to see frame logos.
Now, if that one time I got...
12-25-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,533
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Clean the tape. As much as I disliked that...

Clean the tape. As much as I disliked that plastic tape at the time, ( the tape that came stock on my 74 PX10 ended up wrapping the handle of our lawn mover and proved Impervious to gas , oil, sweat,...
12-23-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Postal Speed!

My Planet Bike light died Monday. Emailed them and they offered me a replacement despite the age of the light. Why sure, why not? ! They sent me a new one Tuesday via USPS. It made it to my door in...
12-04-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

+1 on riding the high flanges as long as they...

+1 on riding the high flanges as long as they last. They are appropriate for the era and the Campys were a common upgrade for the time. Rule of thumb buying/ selling at time in the 70s was ď buy the...
11-27-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,849
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Hereís another bit on that storyÖ.The Disruptor...

Hereís another bit on that storyÖ.The Disruptor is not the first auto transmission to come out of the Rodriquez shop. At the Track Nationals in Seattle in 1987, Ron Storer, I think, rode an auto...
11-23-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Ok, Iím in. Iím running strong light and simplex...

Ok, Iím in. Iím running strong light and simplex on one bike. Might as well make the other drivetrain part French. Will send you a PM with details
11-19-21, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

PSA Kucharik sale

First club jersey I got was from them. Still am wearing their stuff. Signed up for their news letter last week and today got a offer for 20% off on a bunch of stuff. Wool shorts are not included in...
11-10-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,452
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

1968 Paramount. Was lent this frame while...

1968 Paramount. Was lent this frame while waiting for what turned out to be a year and a half for a Raleigh to be replaced under warranty.
The Paramount came to me in gray and red. The red was the...
10-16-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,028
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Candidate for Official Wine of C and V

Spotted this in the store today. Itís one of Chateau Ste. Michelleís collaborations with European winemakers, in this case Dr. Loosen of Germany. Other colab wines Iíve had from CSM have been pretty...
09-26-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,793
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Wait! You can buy bacon grease? And pass up the...

Wait! You can buy bacon grease? And pass up the opportunity to cook and eat bacon? Madness, just madness.
09-25-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

I know that part. The ring would not zip tie to...

I know that part. The ring would not zip tie to my hi flange hub when I got my Avocet back in the 80s. So I pulled out the magnet and glued it to the hub. Itís still thereÖ
...
09-25-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,793
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

And as I was almost home today, in a pile of free...

And as I was almost home today, in a pile of free stuff at a neighbors, was a tube of Quicksilver! Maybe Iíll find the green grease on tomorrowís ride.
09-23-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,498
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Gugie nailed it. Kool stop is the way to go. I...

Gugie nailed it. Kool stop is the way to go. I was impressed by the testing they do onsite as well as their clear commitment to making pads for what the majors ( looking at you Shimano) consider...
09-19-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,498
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Iím in for the tour but canít do lunch.

Iím in for the tour but canít do lunch.
09-13-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,498
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Let me know when you plan to go. If itís not a...

Let me know when you plan to go. If itís not a Thursday, Iím in.

Hereís my Kool Stop fun fact....their products are my preferred brake pads but sometimes I canít always find them in local shops....
09-11-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,636
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

A PV adapter carried on the pedal was a pretty...

A PV adapter carried on the pedal was a pretty common practice at one time. A time when you topped off your tires at gas station air pumps ( for free! ) and refilled your water bottle ( always...
09-04-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,619
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Launching groups that depend on electronics to...

Launching groups that depend on electronics to shift at a time when chips are in short supply? What could possibly go wrong?
09-02-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

When an event is canceled.....

Yesterdayís ride was after lunch, unusual for me, but an appointment for a badly needed repair at the Palazzo delayed the ride until the later hours.
The delay put me on the road during a...
05-25-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 23,213
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

What crankset is that?

What crankset is that?
05-14-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Claude Butler 1943

Hereís the next door text
Pre WWII Claude Butler racing frame with Holdsworth Fork. Frame is fillet brazed, seat tube measures 55cm c-t-c top tube 56cm c-t-c. Frame comes with matching pump, Claude...
04-23-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,758
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Fiamme Red Label. Heavier than the Yellow labels,...

Fiamme Red Label. Heavier than the Yellow labels, and without the wood fill.
04-23-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,158
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Had been taught by Eddie B. that the was to...

Had been taught by Eddie B. that the was to protect your head was to roll in a crash. Helmet, smelmet.Who needs one if you know how to fall?
Was a block from home in Seattle in about 1982. Was the...
04-06-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,567
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

A Cyclist in the English Landscape

If you have access to the New York Times, today they posted an article, A Cyclist in the English Landscape. Amazing shots, all taken by the rider, of himself. And as a bonus, on that appears to be a...
03-24-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,876
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Here’s a chain stitch machine in operation....

Here’s a chain stitch machine in operation. Plenty of other videos of this process if you want to see a start to finish
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRbzUEfgbmU

and here is the computer...
03-23-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,876
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Sorry. Gotta set this straight. Yes, embroidery...

Sorry. Gotta set this straight. Yes, embroidery can be done with a home machine. It will give a result similar to chainstitch but a lot depends on the garment and how good the sewer is. Flocking came...
03-23-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,876
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Spectrum is OCWís vendor. The shop does good work...

Spectrum is OCWís vendor. The shop does good work but like most embroidery shops, they donít do chain stitch. Chain stitch is done on a specific type of sewing machine, sometimes called a Connelly,...
03-22-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,876
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

It’s chain stitch. Been trying to find some one...

It’s chain stitch. Been trying to find some one still doing it in the US but have only found a rodeo supply place in Wenatchee Wa. and have not been willing to send them a jersey for a trial....
03-18-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

LíEroica California poster...free

CLAIMED!
Found an 11x 17 poster from L’Eroica California 2017. Which is odd, since I did not ride it that year. It has a fold in it that looks like it would come out. It’s free of the cost of...
03-10-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,291
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

The decals stay. The brighter colors in them fade...

The decals stay. The brighter colors in them fade away. Please don’t try this at home.
03-04-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Glad you are enjoying this. I got my second issue...

Glad you are enjoying this. I got my second issue as well. Liked this months issue as it had at least three in-depth bike reviews, one modern. Bonus is that am driving my Italian teacher nuts with...
02-24-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,404
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Had some comments that disappeared in the thread...

Had some comments that disappeared in the thread merge so excuse me if I repeat myself.
Some great riders were developed at Alpenrose, including the late Steve Maaranen, 2x national champion in the...
02-17-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

A educator should have this educational item. ...

A educator should have this educational item.

And why shouldn’t I post a travel photo of Fabriano, since Dave will be traveling literally? . All towns should have parking lot views like this...
...
02-16-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Museum CD Free!

GONE TO A NEW HOME
A few years ago, I found myself in Fabriano, Italy. It’s a town known for hundreds of years for paper making. While headed to lunch, I saw a sign for “Working Bicycle Museum”....
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