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07-10-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,280
Posted By martl

Funny, i bought that same tool as a spoke wrench...

Funny, i bought that same tool as a spoke wrench for trispoke wheels..?!
07-09-19, 12:58 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,280
Posted By martl

another version of the story involves a retired...

another version of the story involves a retired computer expert for mainframe systems. My hopes of actually becoming one of those lucky fellas went down the drain, sadly... backed the wrong horse :)
07-09-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,280
Posted By martl

I know, i think i see where you're coming from,...

I know, i think i see where you're coming from, and i'm with you to a certain extent. My mom wanted a simple fix to the lighting on her bike and the lbs charged 80 because they had manufactured a...
07-08-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,280
Posted By martl

True story that happened when Automobiles were...

True story that happened when Automobiles were just invented: A car stopped working somewhere in the wild. Locals directed the driver to a local blacksmith. blacksmith looked at the inert engine for...
07-05-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,662
Posted By martl

Darios long shadow ...

Darios long shadow

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/4/436/436004-kfzyan6x3641-regatta_1-original.jpg (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/436004)
07-05-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,856
Posted By martl

Foundation for a 149mm S Gun, Monte Verena ...

Foundation for a 149mm S Gun, Monte Verena

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_/large/asiago1008.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/48740)

A bit hard to see, but this is a...
07-05-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,856
Posted By martl

One can spot a New Yorker abroad always by the...

One can spot a New Yorker abroad always by the snappy way he wears his clothes (H.Marx)
07-05-19, 01:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,487
Posted By martl

I got ticketed by a traffic cop once for riding...

I got ticketed by a traffic cop once for riding no hands (there's actually a law about it around here), i was riding slowly on a very wide and smooth bike path i had all for myself at that moment.. i...
07-03-19, 03:42 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,662
Posted By martl

The classic pigsty lean :D ...

The classic pigsty lean :D

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f/q8/jt/q8jtr3zdcmz4/large_moots-001.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/310262)
07-02-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By martl

Scirocco was a 20-spoke integrated wheel in matte...

Scirocco was a 20-spoke integrated wheel in matte alloy finish with a moderate high-profile rim and bladed spokes. In was the 3rd or fourth in the lineup underneath the "HPV" Shamal (think it was the...
07-02-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,856
Posted By martl

My current workshop project may qualify... ...

My current workshop project may qualify...

from "a bit of color"

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_/large/REX_800_.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/48326)

..to...
06-29-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,662
Posted By martl

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f/bj/2z/bj2za1zyt1x1...

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f/bj/2z/bj2za1zyt1x1/large_Moots.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/296140)

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_/large/Eroica202010-1-5.jpg?0...
06-20-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,899
Posted By martl

*Charly de Gaul", please. and its Maa-fack...

*Charly de Gaul", please.

and its Maa-fack all the way thrugh.
06-19-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By martl

Zullo is sort of Pegorettis little step brother....

Zullo is sort of Pegorettis little step brother. A small shop located at the south of Lago di Garda, close to Verona. Tiziano does traditional lugged as well as modern TIG on voersized. Nice...
06-19-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,843
Posted By martl

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/4/480/480312-so1k...

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/4/480/480312-so1kkr0ijd34-velo_115-large.jpg (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/480312)
https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/4/480/480346-voeigdlrs4j1-velo2_112-large.jpg...
06-19-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,843
Posted By martl

you may want to add the "Velocipedia" at Moulins,...

you may want to add the "Velocipedia" at Moulins, FR (border Burgundy/Auvergne), in May to that list. I attended more or less out of chance this year and found it delightful. It is organized by the...
06-19-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,981
Posted By martl

least liked: - cleaning rd pulleys (yuck!) ...

least liked:

- cleaning rd pulleys (yuck!)
close second being gluing new tubulars with tubasti
06-19-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By martl

When those were state of the art, the Roloff...

When those were state of the art, the Roloff SL-T99 was the nicest option. Will be hard to find nowadays, i'm afraid. They go for 100€ NOS on german ebay...
06-17-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 974
Posted By martl

Those Nrs stamped on the lugs (73 and 61) are the...

Those Nrs stamped on the lugs (73 and 61) are the tubing angles.
The detail work on the lugs (or lack of) and what looks like a bit of a rough brazing job lets me doubt its Japanese.
If you found...
06-14-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,185
Posted By martl

-> scrap bin or wall hanger material now, sadly....

-> scrap bin or wall hanger material now, sadly. Aluinum is very delicate about notch effect and will give up without prior notice. Doesn't take a lot of phantasy to picture the effect of a crank...
06-14-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,995
Posted By martl

loving that picture! and it reminds me of...

loving that picture!

and it reminds me of this one. those italians know how to wear a suit.
...
06-08-19, 01:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,365
Posted By martl

Disappointing video. a nice idea turned into a...

Disappointing video. a nice idea turned into a clown show. "We all know old bikes are unrideable, so lats crack a few lame jokes about it and get it done" - a pity, because a more informed comparison...
06-07-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By martl

thanks for the kind words viz my bike, i do think...

thanks for the kind words viz my bike, i do think the other two are stunning as well. MA is a builder who seems to have delivered work on a constant perfectionist level regarding the lugwork, the...
06-07-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,021
Posted By martl

It definitely is 650b, though

It definitely is 650b, though
06-07-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By martl

Mine says 10 1995, so Mike seems to have built at...

Mine says 10 1995, so Mike seems to have built at least a few frames over a longer period of time. Do yours have the "M.Appel" signature sticker on the top tube?

Red *is* faster. of course it is!...
03-04-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 140,046
Posted By martl

Keith Flint (The Prodigy) died today. He was a...

Keith Flint (The Prodigy) died today. He was a fellow biker.
...
07-10-18, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By martl

The Marzocchi XC 700 was hot **** in the 1990ies,...

The Marzocchi XC 700 was hot **** in the 1990ies, possibly one of the best suspension forks of the time. Competition was Rock Shox, AMP, Proflex, but many of these used elastomers and weren't as...
07-09-18, 12:50 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 140,046
Posted By martl

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/360x320/more_slash_10_bmx_ca10c8cc83ab5a3c1ed2b7e23bb74d777559f7b1.jpg
Apparently, he was a rising prospect on a BMX bike, too
...
07-06-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By martl

I have a few set of "Tune" skewers which are made...

I have a few set of "Tune" skewers which are made from Aluminum and Titan, and they are very good and very light, too. It's not the material, it's what you do with it i suppose.
07-05-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,462
Posted By martl

- The time, effort and money spent is about the...

- The time, effort and money spent is about the same for a top bike and a mid-level one, but the desirability of the finished bike differs a great deal. Don't polish turds.
- a complete bike is...
07-05-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By martl

I'd like to see those as well :D

I'd like to see those as well :D
07-05-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By martl

Definitely C&V, even new ones, not necessarily...

Definitely C&V, even new ones, not necessarily lightweight, tho

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f/cz/pc/czpccfry27z0/large_Milanetti-633.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/328042)
...
07-05-18, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By martl

Sure :) i'm German and i own and rode one of...

Sure :) i'm German and i own and rode one of those in my first Eroica, so if you have further questions, just ask!
The "Extra light racing frame, conical special tubing" is Libellula, btw. Check for...
05-28-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 29,865
Posted By martl

I do remember in the nineties, there was a lot of...

I do remember in the nineties, there was a lot of discussion going on over the merits of hi-flange vs low-flange, 2x, 3x and 4x crossing patterns, 36 vs 32 vs 28 and fewer spokes, and so on.
I...
05-27-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,675
Posted By martl

I tried painting a bicycle frame with an airbrush...

I tried painting a bicycle frame with an airbrush gun and found it inadequate. Not only would it take ages, it would be very hard to create an even paintjob (it *is* very effective on paint use,...
05-03-18, 06:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,365
Posted By martl

My second longest ongoing build: 2009: found...

My second longest ongoing build:

2009: found this ex-Thierry Marie Castorama Maxisports TT frame
https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_/medium/maxi2.jpg?0...
04-26-18, 02:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,090
Posted By martl

if this was the last frame on the face of the...

if this was the last frame on the face of the earth, i'm sure it could be brought to a rideable state, but it will be complex, the result will be ugly, and the frame will be worth what it is now :D...
04-16-18, 01:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,779
Posted By martl

Hercules did: ...

Hercules did:

https://fstatic1.mtb-news.de/v3/19/1964/1964603-bnbboun2xmg4-img_5543-large.jpg (https://fotos.mtb-news.de/p/1964603)
04-16-18, 01:22 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 140,046
Posted By martl

Actor Fernandel in his role as Don Camillo ...

Actor Fernandel in his role as Don Camillo

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_v00tR4TD3pQ/TFQPkVbmjpI/AAAAAAAABjw/B_O694kf7i4/s1600/don-camillo-racing.png

Lino Ventura in "125 rue Montmartre"
...
04-13-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By martl

This. To be precise: Bergamasque is a bit...

This.

To be precise: Bergamasque is a bit more than a dialect, it is a romance language and actually closer related to french or catalan than to modern day italian.



Bit uncommon for an...
04-12-18, 02:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,642
Posted By martl

Principia 1997; This is the Tria version, there...

Principia 1997; This is the Tria version, there also was a road model with 28". Had good reviews and was apparently a bit faster in RL conditions than its conventional brothers. Almost bought one...
04-11-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,740
Posted By martl

Very likely, not. I've never seen a bad Nishiki...

Very likely, not. I've never seen a bad Nishiki (or Tsunoda or...)

Besides the point. A 1960 Beetle is better made and more reliable than a Maserati Birdcage. Still i'd prefer to own the Maserati....
04-11-18, 06:29 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 140,046
Posted By martl

Rudi Dutschke, german student protest leader....

Rudi Dutschke, german student protest leader. Shot in the head on 4/11/1968 by a right wing assassin.



...
04-05-18, 01:44 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 140,046
Posted By martl

Hard to tell, but this is another one of his:...

Hard to tell, but this is another one of his: (Dude holding it possibly not as big a celeb)

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_/large/shaquillebicycle.jpg?0...
04-04-18, 06:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By martl

I am one... i'd go look for a bolt of the correct...

I am one... i'd go look for a bolt of the correct length. A proper bolt with a rolled-on thread, that is. Not some piece of some-steel rod onto which a friendly buddy has cut a thread on. There *are*...
03-29-18, 02:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By martl

What kind of of fork is that that doesn't have a...

What kind of of fork is that that doesn't have a rear hole drilled? The forces on a front brake are huge and a double-hole fixation is so much more stable. A construction that puts "bending load" on...
03-22-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,901
Posted By martl

Got a hanky ready? found this Merckx 10th...

Got a hanky ready?


found this Merckx 10th Anniversary chained to a traffic sign on a busy munich street:


https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f/n7/97/n797umu3kplb/large_image006.jpg?0...
03-20-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By martl

nice find, keep us updated! i do have a 60ies Mod...

nice find, keep us updated! i do have a 60ies Mod B, if i can help, just holler!
03-17-18, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By martl

When i attended the l'Eroica, some -for me-...

When i attended the l'Eroica, some -for me- excellent deals could be made at the market. One vendor had a box full of Campagnolo QRs and didn't really mind if one searched for the Open C-ones, all...
02-20-18, 06:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,434
Posted By martl

Dept Store 10-spd --> Dads 1950 Girardengo -->...

Dept Store 10-spd --> Dads 1950 Girardengo --> Dads 1984 Motta --> Principia 700SL --> Principia REX --> Scott Scandium Team "Weightweenie build" --> Moots Vamoots --> Pegoretti Ciavete
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