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08-13-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,943
Posted By Brad L

I'm currently running this reproduction on the...

I'm currently running this reproduction on the Piave.

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08-11-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,943
Posted By Brad L

IF I were to use rivnuts on a frame, Iíd do with...

IF I were to use rivnuts on a frame, Iíd do with the bottom bracket removed. I donít like the thought of the metal shavings getting into the bottom bracket bearings.
08-11-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,943
Posted By Brad L

This is what Iím dealing with on my 1947 Ciclo...

This is what Iím dealing with on my 1947 Ciclo Piave. Someone added cable guides and bottle cage bosses sometime in its past. The cable guides can be easily removed, but my framebuilder friend says...
07-04-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

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07-03-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

For the internals, I removed the spring and...

For the internals, I removed the spring and leather seal, then measured 3cm up the shaft and made the cut. I carefully split the shaft to release the end plug, then inserted the end plug into the cut...
07-03-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

When trying to decide on a color for a Silca pump...

When trying to decide on a color for a Silca pump I searched all manner of photos as to which to use. I've seen a few that were white, red, and even Legnano branded ones in their signature green. I...
07-01-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

I cheated a bit on this next step. Instead of...

I cheated a bit on this next step. Instead of building a set of wheels for this bike, I took the newly built wheels from my 69 Colnago Super. I "thought" the rectangular Fiamme badge was correct for...
06-30-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

Time to wrap the bars. Of course, I chose red...

Time to wrap the bars. Of course, I chose red Newbaum's cloth tape. Whether I normally wrap top-down or bottom-up, using the Gaslo end caps necessitates wrapping bottom up as the cap's tangs fit...
06-23-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

I intentionally chose the chainring with the peg...

I intentionally chose the chainring with the peg since this bike will be ridden, and ridden hard. It's a minor deviation that will protect the crankset from possible damage. I believe the correct...
06-22-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

The first parts to be thoroughly cleaned,...

The first parts to be thoroughly cleaned, polished, and installed were, of course, the bottom bracket...
...
06-22-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

Another lucky find was this NOS Brooks...

Another lucky find was this NOS Brooks Professional saddle from the 70s. The price tag was still on it. I suspect it was one of many removed from a new bike and swapped for a new, lightweight plastic...
06-21-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

I bought the bike and made arrangements for a...

I bought the bike and made arrangements for a friend who had just moved to Seattle to pick up the bike and ship it to me. This was just before Christmas of 2020, and with the state of shipping...
06-21-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

1972 Legnano Restoration

I thought I might post the restoration of my 1972 Legnano Olimpiade Record Specialissima and show the steps it took from purchase to having it receive Best Italian at the 2022 Eroica California...
06-12-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 70,581
Views: 11,548,016
Posted By Brad L

Looks like an MGB.

Looks like an MGB.
06-04-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7,690
Views: 859,704
Posted By Brad L

I finally found a pair of Cornez toeclips for my...

I finally found a pair of Cornez toeclips for my 1947 Ciclo Piave.

...
05-31-22, 01:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Brad L

L-R: Bobby Julich, Lance, George, and Jeff...

L-R: Bobby Julich, Lance, George, and Jeff Evanshine
05-14-22, 02:59 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,439
Posted By Brad L

I didn't break this one, I bought it this way -...

I didn't break this one, I bought it this way - on purpose. Some of you may see why.
...
05-03-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,272
Posted By Brad L

Thanks, Thanh! I can honestly say I was on the...

Thanks, Thanh! I can honestly say I was on the verge of bailing at Halter Ranch before I ran into you and the rest of the autobus. Now that I have those grisly climbs and descents under my belt, I...
05-01-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,272
Posted By Brad L

The competition in the Concours was amazing and,...

The competition in the Concours was amazing and, while I didnít place in the non-restored category, they gave the Best Italian bike award for my 1972 Legnano. This makes the 1750 mile drive worth it....
04-22-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,272
Posted By Brad L

Here's the current weather forecast for Cambria....

Here's the current weather forecast for Cambria. Looks like it may be a really nice weekend.
...
04-17-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,272
Posted By Brad L

Thanks for the heads-up. My 1972 Legnano is now...

Thanks for the heads-up. My 1972 Legnano is now registered for the Concours.
...
04-13-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,272
Posted By Brad L

I rode the 62 mile route of LíEtape San Antonio...

I rode the 62 mile route of LíEtape San Antonio on the 83 Gitane Iíll be riding at Eroica. It had a few climbs in the 10-13% range and showed me Iíll definitely need lower gears come May 1st. It has...
04-08-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By Brad L

My first ride outdoors was on March 2nd. On my...

My first ride outdoors was on March 2nd. On my second ride three days later, I had a slow speed crash while fighting a brutal headwind when I was distracted and dropped the front wheel off the edge...
03-22-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,289
Posted By Brad L

1947 Ciclo Piave ...

1947 Ciclo Piave


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03-17-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,272
Posted By Brad L

I have a couple of questions concerning the...

I have a couple of questions concerning the Concours d'Elegance.

1) I've been registered for the Via dello Scalatore route since 2019, but I've decided I'd like to enter my newly finished 1972...
03-15-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 782,503
Posted By Brad L

My 1972 Legnano Olimpiade Record Specialissima

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02-01-22, 03:32 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,272
Posted By Brad L

My scalp surgeries are done, and I've had one...

My scalp surgeries are done, and I've had one cataract surgery with one to go. I've been riding on Zwift when possible to at least keep my fitness at a decent level. I was finally told by the doc...
01-28-22, 03:20 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 97,913
Posted By Brad L

I picked up this late 1940s Ciclo Piave recently....

I picked up this late 1940s Ciclo Piave recently. It was updated here and there by a previous owner, so the search is on for correct parts. Fortunately the Cambio Corsa was left alone and is all...
01-25-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7,690
Views: 859,704
Posted By Brad L

I took a chance and and ordered this Scheeren...

I took a chance and and ordered this Scheeren stem for the Scheeren bars that came in last week. Unfortunately the bars have a 27.0 clamp size and this stem is 25.8. Oh well.

...
01-11-22, 02:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,068
Posted By Brad L

It's also possible that the drive side crank arm...

It's also possible that the drive side crank arm is bent. To check it, place a level on the pedal along the axle axis. Then check if there's a difference in angle at the top of the pedal stroke and...
12-28-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7,690
Views: 859,704
Posted By Brad L

Vintage pump clips for my 1940s Ciclo Piave. ...

Vintage pump clips for my 1940s Ciclo Piave.


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12-24-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,963
Posted By Brad L

My recently completed Legnano Olimpiade Record...

My recently completed Legnano Olimpiade Record Specialissima.

...
12-17-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,019
Posted By Brad L

My forty-year-old 3/8Ē drive Craftsman socket...

My forty-year-old 3/8Ē drive Craftsman socket fits fine with plenty of clearance.

...
11-27-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,272
Posted By Brad L

I went to my follow-up on Wednesday and the doc...

I went to my follow-up on Wednesday and the doc thinks everything is looking good. That's the good part. The bad part is that he may want to add another layer of the synthetic skin to give the real...
11-20-21, 02:46 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,272
Posted By Brad L

I plan on going, but which route I can ride, or...

I plan on going, but which route I can ride, or even if I can go at all, will depend on what happens in the next month or two. I've had two surgeries on my scalp in the last 6 weeks and I'm currently...
11-03-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7,690
Views: 859,704
Posted By Brad L

This pair of early Sheffield pedals came in...

This pair of early Sheffield pedals came in today. Theyíre for my Cambio Corsa equipped Ciclo Piave and should clean up nicely.

...
09-17-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,980
Posted By Brad L

I'll be having surgery on Oct. 12th on my scalp. ...

I'll be having surgery on Oct. 12th on my scalp. The cancer surgery I had in April is not healing and they'll be doing a "free-flap reconstruction" to close the gaping hole.
09-16-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,980
Posted By Brad L

I'm jealous of those of you riding in Cambria...

I'm jealous of those of you riding in Cambria this weekend as the weather will be perfect. I'd love to join you but it's a 1750 mile drive each way. I hope to see everyone in May.
08-29-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,569
Posted By Brad L

I picked this up last week. Itís an early 1950s...

I picked this up last week. Itís an early 1950s Ciclo Piave Modello Speciale with Cambio Corsa. ...
08-16-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,980
Posted By Brad L

My training was going well until mid-July. I'd...

My training was going well until mid-July. I'd worked my way up to 60+ hilly miles and then promptly caught a stomach bug that played havoc with my fitness level. The symptoms were similar to Covid...
07-19-21, 02:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By Brad L

Here's my 1983 Gitane Interclub. Mid level frame...

Here's my 1983 Gitane Interclub. Mid level frame but rides oh so nice. I put over 1000 miles on it last year.
...
06-03-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 155,262
Posted By Brad L

Hereís my PX-10 from post #545 after a full...

Hereís my PX-10 from post #545 after a full refurbishment.
...
05-29-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,980
Posted By Brad L

Possibly, but if you'd like to go and can no...

Possibly, but if you'd like to go and can no longer register, there are a few members with registrations that can't go and are willing to transfer their registrations. This is allowed by Eroica.
...
05-28-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,980
Posted By Brad L

You got the "spindly-legged" part right, but I'll...

You got the "spindly-legged" part right, but I'll be right there with you on the climbs. If you've ever been to Houston you'll know it's as flat as can be. There's really nowhere within 200 miles of...
05-26-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,980
Posted By Brad L

Not at all. I'm all in. I have everything I...

Not at all. I'm all in. I have everything I need except the shorts, which I've been waffling on brands for quite a while. It seems most of the repop wool shorts are era correct with a simple...
05-13-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,980
Posted By Brad L

Thanks for the heads-up, especially since I...

Thanks for the heads-up, especially since I haven't received any notification from Eroica. I'd been putting off reserving a room, so I didn't need to change a reservation as much as make one in the...
04-22-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,980
Posted By Brad L

Update: My surgery went fine but they ended up...

Update: My surgery went fine but they ended up removing around a 2 1/2" diameter chunk of skin. I had a pressure bandage for the first 6 days and now just letting it heal. I put in 39 miles on...
04-14-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,566
Posted By Brad L

One of my jobs in the past was making as-built...

One of my jobs in the past was making as-built drawings for a local developer when they purchased a new retail property. This could entail anything from a fast food restaurant to an office building...
04-14-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,275
Posted By Brad L

I use Metal Prep from POR-15. It has phosphoric...

I use Metal Prep from POR-15. It has phosphoric acid, which will leave a rust-proof protective layer. Once I've cleaned the area and removed the loose rust, I lightly scrub the area down with a soft...
03-17-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 27,980
Posted By Brad L

Thanks for all the replies. I may bring my 69...

Thanks for all the replies. I may bring my 69 Colnago Super or my freshly acquired Legnano (a post will be coming soon) to show, but ride my 83 Gitane Interclub as it has better gearing for the...
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