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12-30-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,366
Posted By Choke

On the MTB side, Campy made a 13-34 8sp cassette....

On the MTB side, Campy made a 13-34 8sp cassette. Needless to say they are unobtanium and demand crazy prices if you can find one.

Allow me to be the first. I have a full Euclid bike and while...
12-13-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,634
Posted By Choke

How often do you see a pantographed chainstay and...

How often do you see a pantographed chainstay and cutouts on the BB lug where the chainstay attaches?

https://www.cycle.ciocctoo.com/losa4.jpg
11-24-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Choke

Link with more pics -...

Link with more pics - https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1098316-1966-frejus.html

As purchased

https://ciocctoo.com/forums/var/albums/cycle/frej1.jpg?m=1633205128

After changing the...
09-22-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,102
Posted By Choke

I've seen this one at least two different years...

I've seen this one at least two different years at Eroica CA. Who knows how often it gets used the rest of the year? I believe that it belongs to Mike Kone who owns Boulder Bicycle.
...
07-12-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 9,603
Posted By Choke

Thanks for the kind words all. I had a great...

Thanks for the kind words all.

I had a great time and it was pleasure to meet some C&Vers for the first time and to see my Cino friends that I haven't seen for a few years.

After I turned on to...
07-01-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,802
Posted By Choke

Another 'cheater' here. From 1996-99 I did a...

Another 'cheater' here.

From 1996-99 I did a ride called CAMP (Cycle Across Missouri Parks). It was a 7 day cross state ride that started near Kansas City and finished near St. Louis - it took a...
05-30-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 915
Posted By Choke

Something that I think many people forget is that...

Something that I think many people forget is that not all who make the ultimate sacrifice do so during wartime. Training for war is dangerous and sometimes things go wrong.

On 20 March 1989 a...
05-25-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,542
Posted By Choke

Several years ago in a "Show your Pegoretti"...

Several years ago in a "Show your Pegoretti" thread on another forum, a member posted pics of his Peg with a flat bar. He received a ton of negative responses, but they all shut up when Dario (RIP)...
05-12-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 785
Posted By Choke

The brakes are Control Tech. Here's a set...

The brakes are Control Tech.

Here's a set for sale - https://www.ebay.com/itm/164727389916?hash=item265a847edc:g:XzgAAOSwNr1gOYzX
05-10-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,816
Posted By Choke

Cino is a 2 day ride for vintage bikes held near...

Cino is a 2 day ride for vintage bikes held near Kalispell, MT. It starts and finishes in Kila with an overnight stop in Hot Springs. The route is mostly on dirt and gravel and is a bit over 100...
05-09-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,816
Posted By Choke

My understanding on the move is that the city of...

My understanding on the move is that the city of Paso Robles didn't want to provide any support for Eroica and was not even happy that the event was held there. As for Wes, I'm not sure, I've heard...
05-08-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,816
Posted By Choke

Oddly the first time that I met Paul was at the...

Oddly the first time that I met Paul was at the first Eroica, I had lined up at the start next to him (and Bruce Gordon, whom I had met before) and we talked for several minutes before we introduced...
05-05-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,816
Posted By Choke

I'm glad to hear that you had a good time there,...

I'm glad to hear that you had a good time there, it can be a fun event. I did not attend this year's Eroica CA but I have been to every other edition. While I agree with some of your points, I don't...
03-23-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,117
Posted By Choke

Hampsten ...

Hampsten
https://ciocctoo.com/forums/var/albums/hampco/hh9.JPG?m=1633207195

Frejus
https://ciocctoo.com/forums/var/albums/cycle/frej4.jpg?m=1633205113

Kondor...
03-19-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By Choke

Just so you know, it's not a Campy vs. Shimano...

Just so you know, it's not a Campy vs. Shimano thing, it's the threads of the bottom bracket shell - Italian vs. English. Italian BBs (marked 36x24F) have right hand threads on both sides while...
03-15-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 9,603
Posted By Choke

Count me in.

Count me in.
03-12-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,868
Posted By Choke

Heh....that was the first thing that came to my...

Heh....that was the first thing that came to my mind when I read the thread title.
03-12-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,978
Posted By Choke

This seems to answer your question.... ...

This seems to answer your question....

https://wittson.com/custom-titanium-frame-builder
03-12-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By Choke

Ital-Tecno.....man, they had loads of very cool...

Ital-Tecno.....man, they had loads of very cool stuff.
03-11-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 29,128
Posted By Choke

The bacon lady is at Cino.

The bacon lady is at Cino.
03-11-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By Choke

It's not unusual at all. For example, the...

It's not unusual at all. For example, the Universal 61 brakes on my Frejus have a front reach of 49-60mm and a rear reach of 56-72mm.
...
03-05-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,018
Posted By Choke

Hmmm. If I continue at the same pace I can make a...

Hmmm. If I continue at the same pace I can make a post like this in 2212.
03-05-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,572
Posted By Choke

The jaws on the Cool Tool are nice because they...

The jaws on the Cool Tool are nice because they taper quickly and can be used as a cone wrench.

Regarding the one posted for sale, it's a plus that is has the headset and BB adapters. I've never...
03-04-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 2,742,052
Posted By Choke

That's a Euclid group. The silver part on the...

That's a Euclid group. The silver part on the pedals are plastic covers, they screw together and once removed they look like typical MTB pedals of the day..
03-04-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,572
Posted By Choke

3 tubes patch kit tire lever Zeus seat post...

3 tubes
patch kit
tire lever
Zeus seat post wrench
Cool Tool

https://www.ciocctoo.com/forums/var/albums/cycle/ctool.jpg?m=1633205052
03-04-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 844
Posted By Choke

That's interesting, I have never noticed that...

That's interesting, I have never noticed that before. I have 2 of those cranks so I just took a look and mine are the same way.

FWIW, I am using one as a double with a Campy 102mm BB. The DS...
03-04-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 844
Posted By Choke

I can't give you an answer regarding the...

I can't give you an answer regarding the prototype markings.

But I do believe that the crank is a Centaur MTB rather than Olympus. Compare the area around the mounting bolt hole and there is a...
02-20-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,641
Posted By Choke

I ordered from them earlier this month and...

I ordered from them earlier this month and everything was perfect. I paid for the expedited shipping - which was about $11 extra - and my item was shipped from Spain on 2/11 and at my house on 2/15....
02-13-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By Choke

On at least one bike with a saddle cutout, I was...

On at least one bike with a saddle cutout, I was able to use a 1/4" 10mm socket and extension to tighten the bolts. Obviously that would depend on where the cutout sets in comparison to the cutout.
02-08-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 39,405
Posted By Choke

I'd be willing to bet a paycheck that he was,...

I'd be willing to bet a paycheck that he was, since he was using the glued clips/straps and SPD pedals at the very first edition of Eroica CA.
01-28-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,871
Posted By Choke

I watched Rich ride up that tough little climb...

I watched Rich ride up that tough little climb one year and nearly cough up a lung at the top....
01-28-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,871
Posted By Choke

While I don't have any pics of me walking you can...

While I don't have any pics of me walking you can rest assured that I had been walking right before I took these....

http://eroica17.ciocctoo.com/er17-5.jpg

http://er16.ciocctoo.com/er16-4.jpg...
12-20-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,261
Posted By Choke

.https://ciocctoo.com/forums/var/albums/cycle/losa...

.https://ciocctoo.com/forums/var/albums/cycle/losa1.jpg?m=1633205201
12-19-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 33,000
Posted By Choke

Hmmm.....the best I can do is a 1991 model. But...

Hmmm.....the best I can do is a 1991 model. But it is Italian and full Campy so that should add some points.

Cool idea Dave. And you should send an email to TR, he might well be open to the idea....
12-19-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,058
Posted By Choke

The Kings are the ticket IMO. I have both styles...

The Kings are the ticket IMO. I have both styles and I prefer the Iris - it seems that I may be the only person that has ejected bottles (on two occasions) out of the regular King cage.
12-14-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
Posted By Choke

I don't know enough about DeRosas to say if that...

I don't know enough about DeRosas to say if that pista is legit. But I do know that a number of things that people have concerns about are typical of some DeRosa models.

The seatstay ends are not...
11-26-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,732
Posted By Choke

The Interdrive...

The Interdrive (http://pardo.net/bike/pic/mobi/d.interdrive-crank/000.html) crank is one of my favorites.

...
11-24-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,442
Posted By Choke

I've already made reservations in Hot Springs. ...

I've already made reservations in Hot Springs.

Oddly, I've broken my left collarbone as well. No X-ray to post and no plate inserted....though it was from a '75 RD350 accident rather than a...
11-10-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 881
Posted By Choke

Happy Birthday to my brothers and sisters!...

Happy Birthday to my brothers and sisters! Goodnight Chesty, wherever you are.

While I had ridden bikes off and on, this is the one that got me hooked. It started out stock but I eventually...
11-10-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,442
Posted By Choke

That was a nice write up.....thanks.

That was a nice write up.....thanks.
11-05-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By Choke

Maybe it's just that the decal was put on badly...

Maybe it's just that the decal was put on badly but to me that downtube looks crinkled near where it meets the headtube.
10-17-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,168
Posted By Choke

I first tried Eroica a few years ago (yes the...

I first tried Eroica a few years ago (yes the name influenced my purchase) and I really like it, it has become one of my favorite Rieslings.

Francesco Moser and family own a winery.
10-02-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,974
Posted By Choke

I'm definitely lean towards more esoteric...

I'm definitely lean towards more esoteric marques, though I do have a Bianchi and a DeRosa. Italians are my preference for sure.

I'm a huge fan of Vanni Losa's work......
...
09-03-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 33,000
Posted By Choke

Great pics everyone....thanks! Holy @#$&^%#...

Great pics everyone....thanks!

Holy @#$&^%# you guys rode up that hill? I am seriously impressed. :beer: As much as I like to eat I think I would have had to skip lunch.....
08-29-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 33,000
Posted By Choke

It looks like it was a beautiful day. For...

It looks like it was a beautiful day.

For those of you who haven't been, this might help to give a better perspective on the size of the waterfall.

http://cino16.ciocctoo.com/cino16-4.jpg
08-29-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,942
Posted By Choke

That's not what I'm saying. What I am saying...

That's not what I'm saying.

What I am saying is that when there are more sizes one has an better chance of finding a frame with the desired measurements. Let's take the two that I mentioned last,...
08-29-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,942
Posted By Choke

Well....I'll disagree on the 'wider range of...

Well....I'll disagree on the 'wider range of fit'. While the seat tube measurements may have a wider range the top tube doesn't for the most part. And I would think most of us here would agree that...
08-29-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,289
Posted By Choke

What a beauty. Since you seem to still be...

What a beauty.

Since you seem to still be confused about what you have....

VIRGINIA - FRAMETELLER (http://www.frameteller.it/2016/05/16/virginia/) (in Italian)

I tried to put a Google...
08-26-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,942
Posted By Choke

Eddy went with 16.... ...

Eddy went with 16....


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/592x901/emgeo_d319ed68e2dfc5a10363b76d895d3bc5e78e4617.jpg
08-26-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By Choke

The Scapin sports a full Euclid gruppo (minus the...

The Scapin sports a full Euclid gruppo (minus the bits I took off for the conversion of course).

http://scapin.ciocctoo.com/scap1.jpg
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