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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...
Forum: Texas
07-04-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,526
Posted By Brad L

I have a few members in the Austin area, but none...

I have a few members in the Austin area, but none have started a local ride. I'm hopeful there will be at some point.
Forum: Texas
07-04-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,526
Posted By Brad L

Yes, it is a Facebook group, but you're welcome...

Yes, it is a Facebook group, but you're welcome to join in. We ride the first Saturday of each month out of BikeWaller - 909 Alliance, Waller, TX. We roll out at 8am during DST and 9am in winter.
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07-04-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-04-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

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07-04-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

Here's the finished product. Enjoy! ...

Here's the finished product. Enjoy!

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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, 05:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

That's interesting info, but several parts don't...

That's interesting info, but several parts don't coincide with what I have and what I know was original, such as the Universal 61 brakes. I suspect there was a bit of variation when they switched...
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...
07-01-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

There's nothing better than chatting about bikes...

There's nothing better than chatting about bikes and Alfas.
07-01-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

This one was show only. I have since added a TA...

This one was show only. I have since added a TA Criterium bottle cage. I put 17 miles on it last month and found it rides really nice. I'm hoping to ride it this weekend a put a respectable amount...
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...
06-30-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

Building the bike can start in earnest. First was...

Building the bike can start in earnest. First was to fit the stem and brake levers to the bars, then the assembly to the bike.
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06-30-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

The rear derailleur was in decent enough...

The rear derailleur was in decent enough condition, but was VERY dirty. A bit of TLC and it's good as new.
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06-30-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

The pedals were treated the same as the other...

The pedals were treated the same as the other parts.

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06-28-22, 12:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By Brad L

Looks like it has the rear brake cable...

Looks like it has the rear brake cable stop/release. That alone is worth the $50 entry fee.
06-24-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

Thanks for the tip. Iíll check them occasionally...

Thanks for the tip. Iíll check them occasionally and add loctite if I notice any movement.
06-23-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

This is my last photo post before heading off for...

This is my last photo post before heading off for a short vacation through Tuesday.

The shifters cleaned up really well after my typical revamp. It definitely looks good on the bike.
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06-23-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

Itís possible that they deducted for the hoods...

Itís possible that they deducted for the hoods since I didnít place in the top 3 of my category (1956-87 original paint). The ďBest ItalianĒ award may have been that they just liked it better.

It...
06-23-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

All the brake bits were, as was everything else,...

All the brake bits were, as was everything else, completely disassembled, cleaned, polished, waxed, etc. I also repainted the text for a fresher look. When I first started restoring bikes, I would...
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...
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06-22-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

I envy you in that you could ride a Legnano from...

I envy you in that you could ride a Legnano from the 60s back. I'm not sure if Legnano started making smaller frames in the 70s, or if this was a custom build, but I may never know. I do know that...
06-22-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

One unfortunate discovery during disassembly was...

One unfortunate discovery during disassembly was the left brake lever had been ruined when a PO installed the Mirrycle. They cut off the threaded part for the adjuster.
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06-22-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

Absolutely!

Absolutely!
06-22-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

Seven months later the restoration finally began...

Seven months later the restoration finally began on July 8th. The frame was stripped of everything but the headset cups. Don't worry, the frame is not clamped on the top tube. It's just resting...
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...
06-22-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

I was in the middle of restoring my 1959 Fiorelli...

I was in the middle of restoring my 1959 Fiorelli at the time, so while the Legnano waited for attention, the searching began. I decided since the paint was in good condition, and it would be...
06-22-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

Besides the missing brake cable stop, it had an...

Besides the missing brake cable stop, it had an Avocet Touring W1 saddle, Mathauser pads on the front calipers, a Dia-Compe side-pull rear caliper, Suntour Superbe large chainring, Shimano 600 front...
06-21-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,484
Posted By Brad L

I received the bike on January 7 and quickly...

I received the bike on January 7 and quickly unpacked it and took an inventory of its needs - and there were many.
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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: 70,582
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.

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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
05-31-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Brad L

MKS pedal caps have the same pattern as...

MKS pedal caps have the same pattern as Campagnolo. The tool is available on Amazon for $16. Well worth the price to have the correct tool.

Mks Sylvan Dust Cap Spanner : Sports & Outdoors...
05-16-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,439
Posted By Brad L

I do not - yet. But I think you have the right...

I do not - yet. But I think you have the right idea.
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.
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05-06-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,272
Posted By Brad L

Yes, I got home Wednesday evening from the long...

Yes, I got home Wednesday evening from the long drive. And no incidents with the electrolyte bags since I had a couple left. I didnít want to bring the giant canister of EFS powder, so I just...
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....
04-24-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,272
Posted By Brad L

Here's the Templeton forecast. I had checked it...

Here's the Templeton forecast. I had checked it prior to my earlier post, but decided not to mention it due to the mild temps.
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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.
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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.
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04-15-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,272
Posted By Brad L

Two weeks to go and there's still no registration...

Two weeks to go and there's still no registration page for the Concours. Was anyone else here intending to show a bike?
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, 08:49 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,272
Posted By Brad L

Any word on the Concours registration? My last...

Any word on the Concours registration? My last info from Bob F. on the 29th said the Italian side was working on it. Only 3 weeks left.
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