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Forum: Commuting
10-27-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 54,817
Posted By robertorolfo

​​​​​​​This is, quite frankly, awesome. Huge...

​​​​​​​This is, quite frankly, awesome. Huge respect for whoever made it...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,415
Posted By robertorolfo

Isn't "irritating" drivers the whole point? I...

Isn't "irritating" drivers the whole point? I mean, the non-ordinary nature of a flashing rear light is what gets their attention. And I want their attention. I also want to hold their attention. I...
12-16-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By robertorolfo

No, no, vai avanti cosi! Nothing silly about...

No, no, vai avanti cosi! Nothing silly about keeping it all Italian. Pre-skeleton Campagnolo dual pivot brakes are fairly cheap (used, online) and won't look too anachronistic on your bike. If they...
12-14-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,750
Posted By robertorolfo

Guess I missed this thread the first few times it...

Guess I missed this thread the first few times it popped up. Lot's of Gaps here, which I always have an eye out for. Also always keeping watch for an Astra and, a sort of grail, a Monza.

My 1989...
12-11-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 15,178
Posted By robertorolfo

Pretty sure he was joking. But an outdated point...

Pretty sure he was joking. But an outdated point of view is just as bad as using a term like "ok boomer," no?

And this is an entirely different can of worms, probably best discussed somewhere...
12-10-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,494
Posted By robertorolfo

Update! Well, after a move (that included a...

Update!

Well, after a move (that included a nice upgrade in workspace) and a few other distractions, I finally completed the Daccordi Opera build. I'll post some better pics when I can take them...
12-09-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,812
Posted By robertorolfo

My brother, having never used Ebay in his life,...

My brother, having never used Ebay in his life, ended up selling a cool vintage outboard motor for $1. His defense (to me telling him he was a doughnut) was that Ebay's directions suggested starting...
12-07-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,189
Posted By robertorolfo

Ha, good to see you here. I was just about to...

Ha, good to see you here. I was just about to email you, but I guess things have come full circle now.

I really did/do feel bad after seeing how passionate you were about that frame. As promised,...
12-04-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,189
Posted By robertorolfo

Actually, by my count, the Somec is winning 8-0! ...

Actually, by my count, the Somec is winning 8-0!

I'm going to sleep on it, but unless I wake up tomorrow morning to the sound of Ugo De Rosa himself knocking on my door, asking to have a coffee...
12-04-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,503
Posted By robertorolfo

I know exactly what you mean about staying...

I know exactly what you mean about staying focused and tuning things out, unless of course I'm stopped at a light in which case I may or may not take a glance at the business women crossing the...
12-03-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,003
Posted By robertorolfo

Yes! When I saw who had the listing, I rolled my...

Yes! When I saw who had the listing, I rolled my eyes because the guy seems to be such a clown. He has stuff that has been sitting there for years, unchanged and overpriced.

Let's hope someone...
12-02-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,503
Posted By robertorolfo

Not to derail the thread, seriously, but a string...

Not to derail the thread, seriously, but a string is actually very useful and accurate when used correctly. Visit Rome sometime to understand the potential...
12-01-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,503
Posted By robertorolfo

Doug out here making me wish I lived in Niles,...

Doug out here making me wish I lived in Niles, Michigan, so I could pop into his shop with a few frames! Good stuff...
11-25-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 415,857
Posted By robertorolfo

Sad news indeed:...

Sad news indeed: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIJliuxX4AM32Xr.jpg
11-24-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,392
Posted By robertorolfo

My one-car garage currently has my car, plus...

My one-car garage currently has my car, plus seven bikes. Dream the dream.
11-12-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,691
Posted By robertorolfo

Here, here...

Here, here...
11-12-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 348,987
Posted By robertorolfo

Have you been here already?:...

Have you been here already?: https://www.zullo-bike.com/history/
11-12-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,691
Posted By robertorolfo

Thanks again everyone for these great...

Thanks again everyone for these great contributions.

I see the "journey" and "thrill of the hunt" themes coming up often, and I can certainly relate to that. I've been fortunate enough to have...
11-11-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,691
Posted By robertorolfo

Thanks for all the replies. Was just curious what...

Thanks for all the replies. Was just curious what the through process was for everyone, so this is interesting reading.



I've also been in a situation where I thought I was happy with the...
11-11-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 121,531
Posted By robertorolfo

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/img_9358_22b362d7fbbf8bdd50639b00a8d3fe53b57c4407.jpg...
11-10-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 348,987
Posted By robertorolfo

Happy to help. Looks like you can buy it at the...

Happy to help. Looks like you can buy it at the link below for just 3.50 Euro. I agree that it would make a cool shirt, and it looks like the illustrator must have been a bike fan to pick that model...
11-10-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 348,987
Posted By robertorolfo

A year later... Topolino is the Italian name for...

A year later... Topolino is the Italian name for Mickey Mouse. It was a comic book, and it cost mille lire.
11-10-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,186
Posted By robertorolfo

I've seen some really wacky saddle angles on the...

I've seen some really wacky saddle angles on the various cheap fixed gear or single speed bikes the kids are riding in the city these days. I think it's just because they don't know any better (saw...
11-10-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,469
Posted By robertorolfo

The word hoarder is so misused these days,...

The word hoarder is so misused these days, despite that TV show that might have shown some people what it really means. It's also generally an insult, or at the least has highly negative...
11-03-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,699
Posted By robertorolfo

I know exactly what you mean about the...

I know exactly what you mean about the loneliness. Riding in the city isn't perfect, but it is rarely lonely or dull, and I find it easier to push a little harder when I want a workout.

I'm...
11-02-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,041
Posted By robertorolfo

Someone from the forum needs to buy this and keep...

Someone from the forum needs to buy this and keep it 'in the family.' These bikes build up beautifully and the ride is amazing:...
11-02-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,954
Posted By robertorolfo

Pegoretti meets Pollock... Actually, I...

Pegoretti meets Pollock...



Actually, I think Wilier is a pretty famous name in the bike world, and extremely well respected. If you have money to spend, you really can't get much better than a...
10-30-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,340
Posted By robertorolfo

Oh, maybe I should have googled at bit first: ...

Oh, maybe I should have googled at bit first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48v9DHuKEH0

I know, it's carbon, but those are some skinny tires and it seems to be floating easily.
10-16-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By robertorolfo

Funny you should say that, because in response to...

Funny you should say that, because in response to Unca_Sam's post I was going to point out that judging the color is difficult in photos, as it can really vary depending on the lighting.

I mean,...
10-02-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,580
Posted By robertorolfo

Lovely aside from those brifters. Looked horrible...

Lovely aside from those brifters. Looked horrible back in the day, look even worse now. Go downtube...
09-09-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,855
Posted By robertorolfo

The writing. It's poorly worded and leaves the...

The writing. It's poorly worded and leaves the reader confused as to how many team members tested positive (one from each of those teams, or four from each). And of course this detail makes all the...
08-21-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,305
Posted By robertorolfo

Makes sense. Also, don't forget that a shorter...

Makes sense. Also, don't forget that a shorter wheelbase should give more nimble handling.
08-19-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,021
Posted By robertorolfo

In terms of materials, I can't say. But in terms...

In terms of materials, I can't say. But in terms of style? I'd say no, as that is a particularly unattractive example of modern CF.



They claim to be printing "continuous carbon fiber,"...
08-04-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,037
Posted By robertorolfo

Yep, or the single Campagnolo component (usually...

Yep, or the single Campagnolo component (usually a front derailleur) among a sea of mismatched parts from other brands, but stil "Campagnolo parts."

Reminds me of a Tommasini that was on...
08-04-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,037
Posted By robertorolfo

"Premium Campagnolo Mirage (or Xenon)...

"Premium Campagnolo Mirage (or Xenon) Parts..."
07-31-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 23,707
Posted By robertorolfo

Writing this might be the biggest jinx of all...

Writing this might be the biggest jinx of all time, but here goes: I've been riding and commuting on Vittoria Corsa G's in NYC for over a year now, and have only gotten one flat from a small strand...
07-17-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,601
Posted By robertorolfo

Sorry guys, I hadn't really focused so much on...

Sorry guys, I hadn't really focused so much on the bike specifically. The poster actually looks better as a whole, from a 'distance', and not quite so enlarged as it appears here in the forum.

I...
07-16-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,601
Posted By robertorolfo

Che Bello...

Just saw the poster for this year's Giro D'Italia, and I think it's fantastic (with a vintage vibe). Playing on the fall race dates brilliantly. Hopefully the race will actually take place......
07-15-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,401
Posted By robertorolfo

Oh, I know about the trouble with tribbles... ...

Oh, I know about the trouble with tribbles...

Seriously though, I wasn't offended at all. An MBA is just a degree, and as you indicated they aren't particularly hard to get at many schools. Like...
07-13-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,401
Posted By robertorolfo

I snapped a throttle cable once on a 125cc...

I snapped a throttle cable once on a 125cc scooter. Had a small tool kit with me, and luckily the cable snapped near the twist grip, so I was able to make it home (riding through the city center) by...
07-10-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,975
Posted By robertorolfo

6 of each? And how many sets of Ergos do you...

6 of each? And how many sets of Ergos do you have? Hoarding, or just a lot of projects?
07-10-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,343
Posted By robertorolfo

That's kinda what I thought, although I never...

That's kinda what I thought, although I never understood why people are bothered by his posts (and on the contrary, could understand an issue with the other guy. See below...)



First off, it's...
07-07-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,757
Posted By robertorolfo

Life is too short to be spending time on...

Life is too short to be spending time on two-wheeled machinery that is isn't special to you.
07-07-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,579
Posted By robertorolfo

Oh how the tables have turned, an LBS...

Oh how the tables have turned, an LBS recommending the forum!



Already? It's certainly a bit more involving that restoring most vintage furniture, but perhaps more rewarding in the end...
07-01-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,494
Posted By robertorolfo

What Color Bar Tape?

Just to make things a little easier, I'm not going to ask you to identify a rusty old frame, I just want to hear people's opinions on the best color of bar tape to use.

I recently received the...
07-01-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,798
Posted By robertorolfo

Nothing to contribute, just want to thank juvela...

Nothing to contribute, just want to thank juvela for all of this knowledge he is sharing... (and hopefully he isn't Juventino)
06-26-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,893
Posted By robertorolfo

Not at all. Ride around NYC enough and it will...

Not at all. Ride around NYC enough and it will simply be an observation...

But if this person thinks their bike looks cool, they obviously have no clue because that stem is horrific...
06-24-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 415,857
Posted By robertorolfo

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x782/35d12d026d3740628cd2cf7a0e5534e1_589a4eff75b8e27114813cd405a17cb2113a9a96.jpg
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06-23-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7,994
Views: 898,040
Posted By robertorolfo

Ha, I actually didn't intend to accumulate a...

Ha, I actually didn't intend to accumulate a bunch of Bassos, it just sort of happened (they tend to be priced rather reasonably). So now I'm dipping my toes into other waters. Gotta say that I like...
06-15-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,416
Posted By robertorolfo

Well, I obviously voted for Lotus, although I...

Well, I obviously voted for Lotus, although I don't have much experience with the other brands. My Lotus Unique was what got me started with the C&V bug, and I especially liked that is was a Long...
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