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06-25-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By due ruote

Probably a French frame. Or at least the fork....

Probably a French frame. Or at least the fork. You can sand down the quill to fit, or look for a French one, which will be 22.0 instead of 22.2 mm diameter.

Also be aware the bottom bracket likely...
06-23-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 826
Posted By one4smoke

Yep. Stay away if you don't want to be "spoiled."...

Yep. Stay away if you don't want to be "spoiled." If you can't watch something live, that is YOUR problem ...should not be everyone else's.

That's whats wrong in a lot of different areas these...
06-23-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 915
Posted By Trinity Pratt

This is where I say to myself, "Glad nobody saw...

This is where I say to myself, "Glad nobody saw me do THAT"
06-21-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 915
Posted By wrk101

Basic rule I follow on bicycles: Install...

Basic rule I follow on bicycles:

Install parts by hand, no wrench. Its easy to get cross threaded when you use a wrench. My hand strength is not able to cross thread. If I get resistance, I back...
06-20-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,076
Posted By noobinsf

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-18-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,516
Posted By Shimagnolo

I've lost count of how many times I've read about...

I've lost count of how many times I've read about ridiculous decisions made by English courts.
Most often it is punishing victims who had the audacity to defend themselves when physically attacked....
06-11-19, 12:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,738
Posted By GreatShake868

I don't get this luck, I never find anything...

I don't get this luck, I never find anything worthy on there. You have to be 1 either lucky or 2 be at the right place at the right time. Lovely bike none the less, quite envious (in a good way).
06-10-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,504
Posted By Road Fan

I was thinking about writing an opera about that...

I was thinking about writing an opera about that thread.
06-10-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By jamesdak

The Paletti is built!!!

So, it's finally done. Built up with a nice used Chorus 9 Speed setup and currently using some Velomine handbuilt wheels. I'd like to find some really shiny tubulars for it down the road. As built...
06-10-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,504
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I've never found shimano 520s lacking. 6 or 7...

I've never found shimano 520s lacking. 6 or 7 pair for $150 if you shop around
06-10-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By GlennR

Thanks for adding to it. ...

Thanks for adding to it.

https://media.giphy.com/media/Rhhr8D5mKSX7O/giphy.gif
06-10-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By GlennR

Seriously... this is what things have come to? ...

Seriously... this is what things have come to?

Please stop posting stupid topics.
06-10-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,504
Posted By Phil_gretz

Don't deny me my ability to save 15 grams...

Don't deny me my ability to save 15 grams...
06-10-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,504
Posted By fietsbob

I'm still using the # 1037 Campagnolo pedals...

I'm still using the # 1037 Campagnolo pedals I bought in the 70's.. for my long bicycle tours ..
06-09-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By brian3069

Maybe a Torx bit that's slightly larger than the...

Maybe a Torx bit that's slightly larger than the bolt hole. Use a hammer to jam it in place, that should grip the bolt. Or, cut slots in the bolt with a Dremal and use a screw driver and vise grips...
06-08-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2,621
Views: 566,865
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

HOT. :love:

HOT. :love:
06-08-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By roccobike

My Mirella Is Going In A Museum, How Cool Is That

I picked up a Mirella from a fellow biker several years ago. Over time I corrected the minor issues that kept the bike off the road, but once made road worthy, it never became one of my favorites....
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By dsaul

I am not a professional, so I only build frames...

I am not a professional, so I only build frames for close friends, but I would not expect a tip from a customer. We have already agreed upon a price for the project. I would be happy with getting...
06-06-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,156
Posted By DHPflaumer

I recommend picking up a vintage bike or two to...

I recommend picking up a vintage bike or two to get your feet wet. They're generally pretty bombproof and forgiving to learn on.
06-06-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,156
Posted By AnkleWork

Not sure if this is a real thread or just idle...

Not sure if this is a real thread or just idle chat -- did you read and understand the above replies? How can anybody know where to buy a frame when you don't know which frame you want?

Anyway,...
Forum: Foo
06-06-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,543
Posted By DrIsotope

1. Livia Soprano, The Sopranos 2. Cersei...

1. Livia Soprano, The Sopranos
2. Cersei Lannister, Game of Thrones
3. Lori Grimes, The Walking Dead

Dishonorable Mention: almost all of the mothers on The Wire.
06-05-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,200
Posted By DiabloScott

Nope. Not unless something is really really...

Nope. Not unless something is really really wrong, which you certainly would've noticed in performance. So:

1. Maybe it's not really worn out and the LBS is wrong. Probability 99%
2. Maybe the...
06-05-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,200
Posted By TimothyH

Ask them how long a single speed cog last and...

Ask them how long a single speed cog last and whether single speed riders use their one gear too much.

Then get them to change the cassette under warranty.

Then find a different shop.


-Tim-
06-05-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,200
Posted By Eggman84

I find this highly unlikely, I assume you took...

I find this highly unlikely, I assume you took the bike back to the same store you bought it from for the "FREE new bike tune-up". Or was there a problem you noticed riding the bike? Does the...
06-04-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,462
Posted By Myosmith

Well, sorta. All helmets must meet or exceed a...

Well, sorta. All helmets must meet or exceed a minimum safety standard but that doesn't mean they all offer the same level of protection. You can have one helmet that barely passed and one that could...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,994
Posted By RoadKill

There isn't much you can do to actively stop...

There isn't much you can do to actively stop somebody in a car who comes up from behind and is intentionally trying to run you off the road. Even if you were packing a gun for self defense, good luck...
06-03-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By since6

Why vintage bikes-two pictures.

This picture kind of summed up our current world of bicycles to me.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/30919881133417lgon_4c219c38f7491c078d88b29b75912bd29f20fd2b.jpg
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06-02-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,662
Posted By BFisher

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscn0406_df7112b022fe3bd3a2e27ca4c759c26236bb2aa6.jpg...
Forum: Foo
06-01-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,732
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Yup, I probably would have took Darth’s offer of...

Yup, I probably would have took Darth’s offer of ruling the galaxy. Even if he sliced off my hand with whatever you call that thing.
06-01-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By iab

She wants a bike and couldn't give two hoots what...

She wants a bike and couldn't give two hoots what it is. He is a bike nerd.

Happens all of the time.
05-31-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,131
Posted By wrk101

Best Garage Sale Day for Me Ever?

Possibly my best day ever. Started innocently enough, I picked up a decent Yakima bike rack that fits my camper, $10. Since I was already close to full up on bikes this trip, and its only week one, I...
05-31-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 883
Posted By 63rickert

If those have ten problems not visible in photos...

If those have ten problems not visible in photos they are still screaming deals. Buy both now before someone else does. Ride them. Keep the one you like most. Sell the other for what you paid for...
05-31-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 883
Posted By 63rickert

Champagne and caviar. At beer and pretzels...

Champagne and caviar. At beer and pretzels prices. Such a problem.
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Regardless of what it is...and I would listen to...

Regardless of what it is...and I would listen to the above about it not being a Bianchi, it is not worth that asking price. The paint looks awful and it's a mystery frame frankenbike.
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By Bianchigirll

I agree I don't think it is a Bianchi. I would...

I agree I don't think it is a Bianchi. I would expect to see at least a B on the head/downtube lug if it was oldeer than '88 and may be still Bianchi on the dropouts. Did Bianchi ever ues a window...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,509
Posted By wgscott

As if the front tire ever goes flat.

As if the front tire ever goes flat.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,509
Posted By carlos danger

Lance Armstrong shows to to change a tire in 1,5 minutes.

I for one think this was very educational. i welcome our new overlords.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqKShAdLsiE
Forum: Commuting
05-28-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,378
Posted By acidfast7

Sorry mate. This is really a UK-specific...

Sorry mate.

This is really a UK-specific question from the OP, which you probably won't have the insight to answer correctly. (Continue to try if you must, but I would strongly advise the OP to...
05-28-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,748
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Indeed. Just makes me want to up my game in...

Indeed. Just makes me want to up my game in offering the best looking bike for a solid both-of-us-are-happy price. I'm looking to move a $1600-ish bike as soon as I can quell the internal cable...
05-28-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 759
Posted By malcala622

jahdiel I would recommend searching for a...

jahdiel

I would recommend searching for a Bianchi that you find suitable for you and within your price range. A Celeste bianchi will cost slightly more than 200 bucks but they do turn up with luck...
05-28-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 759
Posted By jahdiel

I will post some when I get to 10 posts. The only...

I will post some when I get to 10 posts. The only noticeable flaws I saw was dirtiness and scrubs/scratches on the paint.
05-28-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 759
Posted By randyjawa

Me too! Look on Ebay or Craigslist or Bike...

Me too! Look on Ebay or Craigslist or Bike Forums Classified.



Can't help with model but you can identify the vintage by using the information in How Old Is My Bicycle?...
05-28-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 759
Posted By TenGrainBread

Are you looking at a certain bike specifically or...

Are you looking at a certain bike specifically or just wanting a Bianchi in general?

Old catalogs are available online but sparse. Users T-Mar and Bianchigirll have extensive knowledge and...
05-27-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,748
Posted By curbtender

Then there is the guy trying to by a $75 dollar...

Then there is the guy trying to by a $75 dollar bike and offers 4 20's...
05-27-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,969
Posted By krecik

First bike build complete!!! Thanks BF for all the help.

Well, here it is:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/989x697/imgp8511_23_4195d3c14f908b45e29391818b8ee8e65aeb934b.jpg...
05-25-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By tsmorr

WTF is up with that packaging? Nice looking...

WTF is up with that packaging?

Nice looking bike.
05-25-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,780
Posted By DrIsotope

Stay in long enough, and you will come to...

Stay in long enough, and you will come to recognize that pretty much every internet forum is the same. Why wouldn't it be? The posts are (mostly) made by people, and while there are a whole lot of...
05-25-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,780
Posted By Machka

IT forums are the same. Bikeforums has nothing on...

IT forums are the same. Bikeforums has nothing on them!! I'm in IT and have been for years, but have never got up the courage to ask something on an IT forum. I'll search and read responses, but...
05-24-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,780
Posted By leob1

People that think they know everything really...

People that think they know everything really annoy those of us that do.
05-24-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,780
Posted By bikeme

Just, wow.

This forum seems to have a few know-it-all, snarky bullies on it that make it unpleasant to use. It's no surprise, forums of all topics have them. In response, I will no longer engage them and...
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