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02-24-14, 09:15 PM
Replies: 736
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Posted By dookie

~'73 Falcon Molteni. 531 w/long-point lugs and...

~'73 Falcon Molteni. 531 w/long-point lugs and Campy dropouts, but still a touch crude. All original 1st gen Dura-Ace (Crane), w/ Superbe (Sunshine) / Super Champ wheels, Cinelli cockpit, Brooks...
03-30-13, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,450
Posted By dookie

Tensile strength is essentially the same, as is...

Tensile strength is essentially the same, as is density. biggest difference is that 631 is air-hardening (making weld areas stronger), which is a significant improvement for TIGd frames. Not that...
03-27-13, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,450
Posted By dookie

If you search my posts, you'll see my many raves...

If you search my posts, you'll see my many raves about the 631 Maxway. It's very nice. Can't speak to the later version, but I heartily recommend the earlier ones.
03-19-13, 07:25 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,867
Posted By dookie

i have those same 1st gen ergos in a...

i have those same 1st gen ergos in a drawer...maybe change 'em up with the dts down the road? gorgeous stuff there!

check out the scapin's current saddle...upside-down clock in the nose, so you...
03-18-13, 09:07 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 27,407
Posted By dookie

they called it 'blue velvet gas', and it is a...

they called it 'blue velvet gas', and it is a little pearlescent...very close match w/purple ano.
03-18-13, 11:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By dookie

Falcon Merckx ID?

Just picked this up. SN 55389, if that says anything. Not sure if it's a Kermesse 106 or better? 531 tubes w/unusual seatstay detail, long-ish lugs but no thinning, 120mm spacing w/campy dropouts,...
03-17-13, 08:53 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 27,407
Posted By dookie

1992 series 90. prestige OS, lugged &...

1992 series 90. prestige OS, lugged & silver-brazed by panasonic, TIGed prestige unicrown fork, suntour xc-pro 8s (originally).

always lusted after a waterford OS road frame from the same era. ...
03-17-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,867
Posted By dookie

early 90s scapin el-os, last-gen record 8s...

early 90s scapin el-os, last-gen record 8s w/5-pivot deltas, FIR rims & veloflex tubies (new since photo).

http://middlepath.gotdns.com/bikes/scapin.jpg
03-17-13, 08:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,046
Posted By dookie

OP: here's the best apples to apples i can...

OP:

here's the best apples to apples i can come up with for your (imho) race-oriented, uber-stiff alloy, handmade in the USA, best non-campy running gear of the day ride.

frame: spooky or...
03-17-13, 08:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,046
Posted By dookie

che cavolo? no campagnolo? pfff.

che cavolo? no campagnolo? pfff.
03-13-13, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,786
Posted By dookie

As long as it's 111mm, it is. And heavier. And...

As long as it's 111mm, it is. And heavier. And cheaper.
03-13-13, 07:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,786
Posted By dookie

I would grab up that Phil in a heartbeat myself,...

I would grab up that Phil in a heartbeat myself, unless you're a clyde. I agree, it certainly looks to be both ti and new. If so, price is very fair, especially if it includes the cups/tool. Is...
03-13-13, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By dookie

As long as you let someone who knows what they're...

As long as you let someone who knows what they're doing install it! Seriously...if you're concerned enough to install it, I expect you'll want it to work optimally and reliably. Even if you have to...
03-13-13, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,040
Posted By dookie

I think it came out as intended... Optimal...

I think it came out as intended...

Optimal number of bikes in the stable = N + 1, where N is the current count...ie: another addition is always welcome. I'm all too familiar with the math...
...
03-06-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 537,140
Posted By dookie

holy slackness, dude!

holy slackness, dude!
03-05-13, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 121,504
Posted By dookie

Hadn't seen that label, though I think they also...

Hadn't seen that label, though I think they also labelled it 'Quitness'. My favorite was the fizzy yellow 'American style lager' when the Browns came back in '99...called it 'Expansion Draft'.
03-04-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 121,504
Posted By dookie

HST *clink* Just getting to add my latest...

HST *clink*

Just getting to add my latest DIPA favorites, and the Alchemy Hour is one of them. I grew up in CLE(hts) drinking GLBC and am glad to have them in it big time, and in my local market...
02-25-13, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 537,140
Posted By dookie

Any finally, complete & ready for urban assault...

Any finally, complete & ready for urban assault duty...

http://middlepath.gotdns.com/bikes/booger.jpg
02-25-13, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,579
Posted By dookie

An older Jamis Sputnik is exactly what you're...

An older Jamis Sputnik is exactly what you're looking for. They were 631 tubed and Maxway built through at least '09, OK welding, basic paint, nice investment-cast track ends. Earliest had Easton...
02-11-13, 07:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,203
Posted By dookie

This. Hit the road with a friend or two and...

This.

Hit the road with a friend or two and just cruise. Or find the local shop group ride and join them (please, don't show up brakeless, and do know how far/fast you can ride). Greenways...
02-04-13, 09:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,044
Posted By dookie

Start with air pressure and maybe tires. That's...

Start with air pressure and maybe tires. That's 90% of it right there.
01-31-13, 03:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,193
Posted By dookie

Did he really say "shop"?

Did he really say "shop"?
01-31-13, 03:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,193
Posted By dookie

BDs MSRP is flat out crazy, I give you that, but...

BDs MSRP is flat out crazy, I give you that, but I disagree with your statement here. If a retailer is at full MSRP, I go in expecting something. The fit is a nice perk, maybe. Do they sell the...
01-27-13, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 611,496
Posted By dookie

pinarello, brake, left the bosses...what could...

pinarello, brake, left the bosses...what could possibly be jackass about this?
01-27-13, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By dookie

that'd be W&OD to purcellville? if you can do it...

that'd be W&OD to purcellville? if you can do it geared, you can do it fixed. you know it's flat, 'cause you've ridden it before. how often did you shift?

i'd start with a look at the gears you...
01-19-13, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 121,504
Posted By dookie

Sucks! No, no...really. SUCKS!...

Sucks!

No, no...really.
SUCKS! (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/220/74986)
01-11-13, 03:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,548
Posted By dookie

3" all-alloy kreitlers over here. i usually...

3" all-alloy kreitlers over here. i usually watch sports, maybe an hour at a time. NCAA bball season = 'other guy' intervals...wind it up when they have the ball, recover when they don't. fine...
01-09-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,851
Posted By dookie

old school sidi energy? this is the backup...

old school sidi energy? this is the backup pair...everydays are blue/grey.
01-07-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,642
Posted By dookie

always. spd-sl & sidi ergo 2.

always.

spd-sl & sidi ergo 2.
01-04-13, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 121,504
Posted By dookie

sierra narwhal imperial stout. delicious! next...

sierra narwhal imperial stout. delicious! next time w/vanilla ice cream...
12-20-12, 09:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,677
Posted By dookie

haven't heard it mentioned here yet...maybe EAI? ...

haven't heard it mentioned here yet...maybe EAI? i have tens of thousands of road miles on a few of the basic black machined ones, 'deluxe' i think they call em? totally a steal at the...
12-08-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,925
Posted By dookie

287555

287555
12-08-12, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,756
Posted By dookie

i put a bunch of short sheet metal screws through...

i put a bunch of short sheet metal screws through a set of 26" knobbies back in the day...weighed a ton, looked like something out of mad max, and worked very well (if you stayed off clean pavement,...
12-06-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,984
Posted By dookie

if your current bearings are toast, by all means...

if your current bearings are toast, by all means get high quality replacements. but if they're still serviceable, this is a pointless upgrade. myself? i'd do the stainless enduros before i'd do...
12-06-12, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,274
Posted By dookie

WTF is 'standard' about their tool to deal with...

WTF is 'standard' about their tool to deal with this? Been awhile since I spent time in the back of the shop (long enough ago that I dealt with freewheels fairly regularly), but I don't remember...
12-02-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,177
Posted By dookie

fify

fify
11-27-12, 01:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,177
Posted By dookie

these maybe?...

these maybe? (http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=188_194_692)
11-25-12, 10:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,903
Posted By dookie

saddle: if it hurts, check the fit not the...

saddle: if it hurts, check the fit not the saddle. yours looks to be a concor copy...narrow, but nice for seated climbing with a serious lip to push against out back.

grips: ourys rock. pick...
10-18-12, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,198
Posted By dookie

and rack bosses!

and rack bosses!
10-11-12, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,347
Posted By dookie

ti fork is my only real concern. having ridden...

ti fork is my only real concern. having ridden some considerably beefier welded ti mtb forks that were flexy as hell, this road fork (is that really lugged?) has got to be scary. put a nice carbon...
10-04-12, 03:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By dookie

pix or it didn't happen.

pix or it didn't happen.
10-04-12, 01:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,817
Posted By dookie

in b 4...

in b 4...
10-01-12, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By dookie

and if you've just gotta buy something, wheels...

and if you've just gotta buy something, wheels are often the best place to start.
09-28-12, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 537,140
Posted By dookie

And a 14h front wheel.

And a 14h front wheel.
09-27-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By dookie

"Anyone"? Better look again. Oh, and it's...

"Anyone"? Better look again.

Oh, and it's "road".
09-26-12, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By dookie

steamroller w/deep-v's?

steamroller w/deep-v's?
09-25-12, 10:06 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,064
Posted By dookie

...asking very vague questions that have been...

...asking very vague questions that have been hashed over a thousand times.
09-25-12, 10:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,831
Posted By dookie

What's your favorite color? Body...

What's your favorite color?

Body proportions/flexibility and bike purpose vary, eh? Good for you may not be good for me. Long arms & flexible...you'd probably like more drop/reach. I'm neither...
09-19-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 563,784
Posted By dookie

yeah...if that's actually fixed, *****in'!

yeah...if that's actually fixed, *****in'!
09-19-12, 09:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,314
Posted By dookie

hard core.

hard core.
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