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09-09-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By Don Marco

The shop sticker on there showing the bike was...

The shop sticker on there showing the bike was sold in Rota... I looked up the address and am pretty sure that shop is where I used to get my moped serviced wen I lived there in the late 80s.
02-13-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,563
Posted By Don Marco

I lived and worked in Belcamp in the late '90s....

I lived and worked in Belcamp in the late '90s. The factory was pretty well dead when I got there and I was still there when the buildings were demolished.
04-01-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,363
Posted By Don Marco

Good advice here but no one has mentioned the...

Good advice here but no one has mentioned the proper application of every swear word you've ever heard. By the time you run through those and start making up new ones is about the time it should come...
06-14-17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,176
Posted By Don Marco

Haha! Pac-Man shirts and tube socks go with...

Haha! Pac-Man shirts and tube socks go with everything.
06-14-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,176
Posted By Don Marco

Cool, I get to trot this one out again. 1983 or...

Cool, I get to trot this one out again. 1983 or thereabouts. Sicily

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5602/15506833789_c683d28747_b.jpg
02-24-17, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By Don Marco

And just like that, my next silly rebranding of a...

And just like that, my next silly rebranding of a run-of-the-mill bike has a name. Thanks!
01-31-17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,446
Posted By Don Marco

Annapolis, MD ...

Annapolis, MD

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/357/32591357546_bca9c6c71e_o.jpg
12-27-16, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,584
Posted By Don Marco

Find an 8 speed freehub, swap it in, add 4mm...

Find an 8 speed freehub, swap it in, add 4mm worth of spacers, redish the wheel, and you're set.

I've done it several times.
12-10-16, 03:25 PM
11-16-16, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,702
Posted By Don Marco

If you've got the nut on the tire side of the...

If you've got the nut on the tire side of the fender, reverse it, and use something like this:

http://cdn.mscdirect.com/global/images/ProductImages/7468389-23.jpg
11-15-16, 09:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,570
Posted By Don Marco

Try this (http://forvo.com/word/legnano/#it) ...

Try this (http://forvo.com/word/legnano/#it)

Forvo has helped me with a lot of names, mostly French, but I guess some Italian too.
11-15-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,617
Posted By Don Marco

Man, he hits every buzzword in every article...

Man, he hits every buzzword in every article doesn't he? Planing, supple...
10-12-16, 08:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,742
Posted By Don Marco

My name is Mark and I like to fancy myself a...

My name is Mark and I like to fancy myself a wealthy Spanish landowner, so Don Marco it is.
10-12-16, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By Don Marco

BB is pretty smooth, actually!

BB is pretty smooth, actually!
10-11-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By Don Marco

Most of a Tricolor Group- $90 shipped

What you see is what you get. 170 cranks.

Not a lot of mileage on these parts but a lot of garage wear.

The brakes have fared the worst with some yellowing to the calipers, rust on the pivots...
09-11-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,936
Posted By Don Marco

I de-decaled a similar vintage Allez with that...

I de-decaled a similar vintage Allez with that same sort of two-tone going on. The decals cover up the transition from white to the other color, and it's not a pretty transition. It's just a quickly...
09-04-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By Don Marco

Great, thank you. Now I know!

Great, thank you. Now I know!
09-04-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By Don Marco

That's it, thanks!

That's it, thanks!
09-04-16, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By Don Marco

Mystery tools

At a garage sale, my brother found and bought for me a box of freewheel removers. It's quite a little treasure trove and I've used them plenty. Two tools in there have me stumped though.

The...
08-25-16, 06:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,047
Posted By Don Marco

Thanks. I do figure I kind of won the name...

Thanks. I do figure I kind of won the name lottery.

It was fun playing with names for our kids. My wife was after "Ruby Rose" if we had a girl. Fortunately, we did not.
08-25-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,047
Posted By Don Marco

My post-powdercoat Trek 520 needed something and...

My post-powdercoat Trek 520 needed something and the original decals were rather boring, so I had these made up by a vinyl shop with a decent website that made it easy to order. It's my last name,...
08-23-16, 05:57 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 23,559
Posted By Don Marco

I've always done the cross thing, but used glue...

I've always done the cross thing, but used glue instead of a marker. I caught my problem though: I lose the hole when I go to pick up the glue tube and the cap is still on it. Used to be I could see...
08-23-16, 04:25 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 23,559
Posted By Don Marco

I've lost my ability to effectively patch my damn...

I've lost my ability to effectively patch my damn tubes. I'm good at it too, or I once was.

I keep missing the hole. Three in a row.

Glasses?
Forum: Touring
07-24-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By Don Marco

Well, it makes life harder if you're trying to...

Well, it makes life harder if you're trying to put together a touring bike. Campy stuff of that era is more race oriented with narrow gear ranges and a rather limiting low gear limit. There's...
Forum: Touring
07-24-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By Don Marco

That photo shows Campagnolo Ergo shifters, not...

That photo shows Campagnolo Ergo shifters, not Shimano. With the black shift levers, they look like the Mirage set that's on my son's bike.
07-15-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By Don Marco

I love it! If you were to take a drink every...

I love it!

If you were to take a drink every time he said "stiff, chunky, round-oval-round" you wouldn't last long. I've got a bit of an '80s British fetish, this hit me in just the right spot.
...
07-14-16, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By Don Marco

I seem to remember it being quite expensive.

I seem to remember it being quite expensive.
07-14-16, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By Don Marco

So how did that work out? :rolleyes:

So how did that work out? :rolleyes:
07-09-16, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By Don Marco

I've heard tell that they feel weird when not...

I've heard tell that they feel weird when not clocked correctly. Are they?
06-29-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By Don Marco

First-line customer service there is......

First-line customer service there is... intermittent.
06-29-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By Don Marco

I consider the sweat mark to be a reasonably...

I consider the sweat mark to be a reasonably accurate effort gauge.
06-23-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 39,170
Posted By Don Marco

Sure do miss the live feed. Also miss being...

Sure do miss the live feed.

Also miss being able to read the font without my spectacles.
06-23-16, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,136
Posted By Don Marco

The Silver and Dia-Compe shifters are full length...

The Silver and Dia-Compe shifters are full length and relatively sharp. They're easy to hit with your thigh when out of the saddle. Random shifts and bruises result.
06-19-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,792
Posted By Don Marco

If you want to see the most hardened of people...

If you want to see the most hardened of people weep, show them that film. I'm tearing up just thinking about it and it's been -years-.
06-16-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 19,642
Posted By Don Marco

I'll throw in a little bit on the cranksets here....

I'll throw in a little bit on the cranksets here.

The doubles don't have that little ridge at the interface with the bottom bracket that keeps the chain from getting stuck in there. I had a long...
06-06-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By Don Marco

price drop and subsequent bump

price drop and subsequent bump
06-01-16, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By Don Marco

VO model 6 saddle and MKS RX-1 track pedals

SOLD AND SOLD

Model 6, not suitable for my behind. Mounted and ridden 20 miles maybe, with a few storage scuffs. Color is between honey and brown. $50 shipped
...
05-30-16, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Don Marco

Oh yeah, all that stuff is important, isn't it? ...

Oh yeah, all that stuff is important, isn't it?

28.6
52/40
British, 1.37x24tpi

It all came off a 1985 Trek 410
05-30-16, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Don Marco

Triomphe mini group, $100 shipped, CONUS

SOLD

Clean, a little rust here and there on hardware, no dustcaps, photos overemphasize crank scratches;)

$100 f&f paypal, priority mail to your address of choice.

Triomphe bits - Album on...
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By Don Marco

Crank looks to me like a Gipiemme Special, what...

Crank looks to me like a Gipiemme Special, what with the interrupted flute.

Seller also wears socks with sandals, beware!
05-27-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,293
Posted By Don Marco

I laughed cappuccino out the nose, thanks!

I laughed cappuccino out the nose, thanks!
05-27-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 38,709
Posted By Don Marco

Checkers has a walk-up window. And Chilli dogs!

Checkers has a walk-up window. And Chilli dogs!
05-27-16, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By Don Marco

Hoo boy... I inherited my dad's hoard of bikes...

Hoo boy... I inherited my dad's hoard of bikes and parts when he died. I have a story for nearly every nut and bolt in the pile because I rode a lot of his stuff when I was growing up. My poor kids...
05-20-16, 09:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,300
Posted By Don Marco

I am currently in need of a tool that can add...

I am currently in need of a tool that can add about an eighth to a spoke. Where is that one?
05-17-16, 10:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 492
Posted By Don Marco

Equinox: Bicycle. Classic bike geeks should love this.

I came across this last night and was quite impressed. Forgive me if it's been posted before, I searched but found nothing related.

It's presented in that wonderfully dry British way and shows...
04-19-16, 05:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,907
Posted By Don Marco

Forvo! I'm glad it was on there. It's helped me...

Forvo! I'm glad it was on there. It's helped me with a lot of stuff... especially tricky French.
02-15-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By Don Marco

I did very well and enjoyed myself greatly. I...

I did very well and enjoyed myself greatly. I sold a Windsor Professional, and scored a Campy 10 speed setup: Record Ergos, Chorus rear derailleur, Veloce cassette, and a chain that I -think- is...
01-17-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,848
Posted By Don Marco

Every day, another lesson. I had no idea.

Every day, another lesson. I had no idea.
01-14-16, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By Don Marco

Pea Emmed

Pea Emmed
01-05-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By Don Marco

I've seen it before, but I have to open an...

I've seen it before, but I have to open an incognito window to do it.
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