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03-22-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,163
Posted By flyingPiggy

I am all for having more people on bikes and yes...

I am all for having more people on bikes and yes that include ebikes.
May be some them will get into C&V.
Come and think of it... I didn't really start on C&V so... yup. It's all good.
03-22-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,300
Posted By flyingPiggy

+1 on this. Experience is key word here I...

+1 on this.

Experience is key word here I think. If you want to experience classic and vintage ride... go with tubular. In my humble opinion which based on my humble experience, I do prefer...
02-11-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By flyingPiggy

Nice Bike!!! I took time to read the catalog...

Nice Bike!!!

I took time to read the catalog and it is stated that while ESA Mexico has six ribs, Conic Spiral has eight ribs and tapering. I was wrong and all the characteristics are pointing...
02-09-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By flyingPiggy

Ah yes, but OP said no rifling on the seat tube...

Ah yes, but OP said no rifling on the seat tube which means... SL tude I think. Wasn't Conic full SLX?
OP, I think Conic was 4+4 sides while ESA has more... i think 6+6? sides on fluted tubes...can...
02-09-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By flyingPiggy

Picture would help for sure but it sounds like...

Picture would help for sure but it sounds like ESA Mexico.
02-08-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By flyingPiggy

I think I've seen something like that in art...

I think I've seen something like that in art store... you might be able to find something like that in automotive paints too...
Try searching for 'black paint with flake', quick google does yield...
02-08-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By flyingPiggy

I will be honest, I am not big fan of four armed...

I will be honest, I am not big fan of four armed modern components on a vintage frames... that is one of the reasons why I like c-record so much. Having said that, yes I think it is compatible to...
02-07-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 17,722
Posted By flyingPiggy

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/b16a92b4_4876_4d1c_a9d0_e402f2039d25_efacb76675302131eefe8b6b640f10a866b1ac37.jpeg

DeRosa SLX...
02-07-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By flyingPiggy

wow this truly is a beautiful example. I have Piu...

wow this truly is a beautiful example. I have Piu too with Shimano 7400. I was thinking about doing what you think of doing but instead I got me DeRosa with C-record ;)
Here is What I was...
02-07-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By flyingPiggy

That is indeed odd to say the least. I'd have put...

That is indeed odd to say the least. I'd have put it around 1990-92, but that seat stay is from pre 89 IIRC.

I think Master line went something like this...
Master - external top tube cable...
01-31-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By flyingPiggy

Just so that it is clear, I am looking at...

Just so that it is clear, I am looking at something like this...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x400/_86_b29ae66e1578c3566110453aac740e6e5aa4e578.jpg

*image found on...
01-30-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By flyingPiggy

Perforated Saddle?

I've never used perforated saddle before but thinking about getting one.
For your vintage or classic build...say..80's bike. Would you put on a perforated regal or some other perforated saddles?...
01-19-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 402,918
Posted By flyingPiggy

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/61bd965e_ffdf_4dd1_8cc9_4bef2468008a_e327901ee17a4b4b7c9509f1be91727874a9dfa5.jpeghttps://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/...
01-18-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By flyingPiggy

Historical Campagnolo catalogs

Hi,

I'd like to share this information with you.
I was looking for some odd Campagnolo parts and I was like why not ask them(Campagnolo) first? So I did, and they wrote me back. They didn't have...
01-18-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 780
Posted By flyingPiggy

How do you carry your spare sew-ups?

First time sew up user and have some questions...

Do you carry spare or sealant(i.e Vittoria Pit Stop)?
If you carry a spare, do you pre-glue it? Do you prep it at all? or carry just as is?
Have...
01-17-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By flyingPiggy

IIRC, I think I've read some where in De Rosa...

IIRC, I think I've read some where in De Rosa catalogue, they were offered 1cm increments starting from 47 up to 64. Now having said that I think they'd have made anything in between if you asked...
01-17-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By flyingPiggy

Ah, Yes!!! You are right! MY measurement of the...

Ah, Yes!!! You are right!
MY measurement of the seat tube was indeed c-c. I really don't know how accurate my measurement was but it did match with the seller's description.
01-17-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By flyingPiggy

IIRC, it is 52 c-c x 53 c-c. I'd caution you to...

IIRC, it is 52 c-c x 53 c-c. I'd caution you to measure for sure. I've seen slight variation with De Rosa frames. I don't think all 52 c-c has 53 c-c top tube... not sure tho.
I know I am being...
01-17-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By flyingPiggy

This is best I can do for now, I am on a on-site...

This is best I can do for now, I am on a on-site project and away from my bike. Didn't take many picture of it with my phone.
...
01-17-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By flyingPiggy

Good Eye! I have this, ...

Good Eye!



I have this,
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/derosa_slx_brakebridge_12fe0dd05a306eee8582226a7dd84f8c4ae43873.jpg

Cast I think.
01-17-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 133,861
Posted By flyingPiggy

Now, that song is in my head... Bicycle,...

Now, that song is in my head...
Bicycle, bicycle, bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle, bicycle, bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
01-17-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By flyingPiggy

Thank you for all great feed backs! I actually...

Thank you for all great feed backs!
I actually did contact De Rosa and I heard from them today saying that they produced it in 1991.
I remember seeing jiangshi's De Rosa on this forum or may be on...
01-16-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By flyingPiggy

Team 'ime'? in early '90s?

Hi,
I recently acquired a nice De Rosa SLX while De Rosa actually confirmed it was made in 91, I still have some questions.
On the frame The marking says 'ime' which the seller explained that it...
01-15-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By flyingPiggy

De Rosa SLX - can you date it please.

Hi,
I know this is De Rosa SLX(prestige, professional, etc called by many names, but I will stick to SLX for now).
I hear anything between '89 to '92, and I'd like to know for sure.

The cockpit...
01-15-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,244
Posted By flyingPiggy

Thank you for actually reading through the...

Thank you for actually reading through the posting. You made a very good point, thus I did edit the name of the company out. I’d change the tone of whole thing, but that wouldn’t be fair. I was a bit...
01-15-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By flyingPiggy

I'd second Bianchigirl. The bike deserves to be...

I'd second Bianchigirl. The bike deserves to be ridden. In my opinion, the best bike is a bike that get you out for a ride.
However, I do understand the joy and pleasure of building a bike and...
01-14-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,381
Posted By flyingPiggy

I have only two places where I spent more than a...

I have only two places where I spent more than a whole season; Bay Area(SF, Marin Co. etc) and Greater Los Angles Area and Costal Part of OC(that's Orange County).

Base on that experience, I love...
01-12-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,244
Posted By flyingPiggy

Now I regret posting this thread. I do not...

Now I regret posting this thread.

I do not think the memorial(ghost bike) has to be there indefinitely. If it was the city or appropriate authority(if it was on private property, that mean that...
01-12-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By flyingPiggy

Thank you all for great tips! Should have...

Thank you all for great tips!
Should have searched a bit deeper but I am glad I asked.
I am thinking taking cleaning - glueing - sanding - oiling/waxing route, before I go full-restoration mode. I...
01-12-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,244
Posted By flyingPiggy

I do agree on all the points you have made. I am...

I do agree on all the points you have made. I am not even connected to that person any other way than just being a fellow cyclist. Like I said, I agree the ghost bike is not permanent, I mean I agree...
01-12-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,244
Posted By flyingPiggy

With all due respect, I do agree on some points...

With all due respect, I do agree on some points you have made. However in this case, the ghost bike has been on the city property and right next to the city border. The city did not want to remove...
01-12-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,244
Posted By flyingPiggy

Ghost Bike Removed.

So I learned this morning right before I was going for a ride...

In Richmond VA, the "ghost bike" memorial for Lenie Kruszewski who was killed by a hit and run six years ago had been taken down by...
01-11-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By flyingPiggy

How can I fix this saddle?

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01-11-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,860
Posted By flyingPiggy

I think someone already touched on this but I...

I think someone already touched on this but I always thought that back then at least most of them were ‘grinder’ and I could hardly see any ‘spinner’. However we now have people put more emphasis on...
01-11-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 663
Posted By flyingPiggy

Ugh... Minor set back. I can not use my GP4 as...

Ugh... Minor set back.
I can not use my GP4 as it has 32Hs but my C-record hubs are 28Hs...
Did quick search on ebay and CL, but not many 28h rims turns out. Is there ways to have 28H hub with 32H...
01-11-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,478
Posted By flyingPiggy

I am pretty new here, but 'junk'? well, that's...

I am pretty new here, but 'junk'? well, that's not nice...

I'd respectably disagree with you. I had chance to ride some of the great frames(steel) from both countries(and some others too like .....
01-10-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 663
Posted By flyingPiggy

Wow, so many great informations! I guess I...

Wow, so many great informations!

I guess I will have to search through LBSs near me and find some vintage rims and see what they have, and decide whether go with gp4 or get some other rims in...
01-09-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 663
Posted By flyingPiggy

Ah Thanks for pointing that out. I have open 4...

Ah Thanks for pointing that out.
I have open 4 cd on the Master, and I have Mavic GP4 Rim, but haven't built the wheels yet.
Thanks for the Tips!

Many happy and safe miles to you.
01-09-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,478
Posted By flyingPiggy

They just feel different. I don't really know...

They just feel different. I don't really know which bike is 'better'. I know it's OT but I do prefer Campy over Shimano. Campy has... more mechanical feel to it. It's more engaging, while Shimano is...
01-09-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 663
Posted By flyingPiggy

Your choice of tires and wheelsets?

Hi,

I am in need of new wheelset on my '89ish De Rosa SLX. Never really had sew-ups so I want to give it a shot, just not really sure which way to go. I am 130LB small guy who doesn't mind narrow...
01-08-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,040
Posted By flyingPiggy

I did not realize this before but I think America...

I did not realize this before but I think America is based on car culture(I used to live in SF but now lives in So. Cal.)... ESPECIALLY here in So. Cal everything's so spread out. I did try to...
Forum: Introductions
01-08-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By flyingPiggy

Hi, from So.Cal

Hi all,

Originally from South Korea, spent a little over decade in San Francisco and now in So. Cal.
Been riding ever since I could ride but more or less casual rider. I do try to ride at least...
01-08-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,320
Posted By flyingPiggy

I have the Colnago master with DA7400(SL-7400)...

I have the Colnago master with DA7400(SL-7400) which can be run as SIS or friction. So far I had no problems at all, and it still runs real smooth. I do regular maintenance or occasional adjustment...
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