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05-15-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,217
Posted By Choke

Quoted for truth. Cino is awesome food and adult...

Quoted for truth. Cino is awesome food and adult beverages everywhere and freshly cooked bacon at the first sag stop. And riding bikes too.

http://cino16.ciocctoo.com/cino16-2.jpg
05-05-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 858
Posted By Choke

They are somewhat rare but if you look hard...

They are somewhat rare but if you look hard enough you can find them. That one is shifting a Campy 10sp cassette.

A better view of the size difference - these are all retrofriction....
05-04-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 858
Posted By Choke

Campy big barrel retrofriction ...

Campy big barrel retrofriction

http://hampco.ciocctoo.com/070416d.jpg
04-26-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,596
Posted By Choke

It's since been installed on a bike but this was...

It's since been installed on a bike but this was my best ever NOS score......a Zeus New Racer group. The groove around the outside holds the cables and housing.

http://misc.ciocctoo.com/nrg.JPG
04-03-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,352
Posted By Choke

Here are some of my collection..... This...

Here are some of my collection.....

This Illinois was made in 1914.

http://misc.ciocctoo.com/pw1.jpg

http://misc.ciocctoo.com/pw2.jpg

Since most of us like movements this Chopard has an...
04-02-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,352
Posted By Choke

I have more watches than I do bikes. But the...

I have more watches than I do bikes. But the coolest timekeeping piece that I have is the JLC Atmos. The clock never needs winding; it has a capsule that is filled with a special gas and temperature...
03-25-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,936
Posted By Choke

One place that will do one off jerseys is Cima...

One place that will do one off jerseys is Cima Coppi, they are located in Spain. They made this one for me - it was their first time doing pockets on the front and a polo collar. The prices are quite...
03-16-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 684
Posted By Choke

All chains from 5 speed to 12 speed (and 13sp I'm...

All chains from 5 speed to 12 speed (and 13sp I'm sure) are the same width on the inside, i.e. between the sideplates. The width of the outside is what varies and that is done by changing the...
03-08-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,373
Posted By Choke

Maybe this will help...:). ...

Maybe this will help...:).

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/bcp2.JPG
12-19-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,409
Posted By Choke

You never know.....I owned a Pinarello funny bike...

You never know.....I owned a Pinarello funny bike that had Shimano dropouts.

My Scapin MTB is in storage at the moment but it has some odd dropouts as well, though I can't recall if they are...
12-06-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,523
Posted By Choke

That's not an 8sp hub, it's a 9-10-11-(12 I think...

That's not an 8sp hub, it's a 9-10-11-(12 I think as well) hub. You can fit 8 loose cogs from a 9sp cassette on there with the proper spacers, though finding those may be a challenge. Wheels Mfg...
12-05-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,179
Posted By Choke

This is Zero Uno tubing, fully lugged and Reparto...

This is Zero Uno tubing, fully lugged and Reparto Corse built. They were only sold for two years and only as a frameset.

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/bcp1.JPG

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/bcp2.JPG
12-04-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,459
Posted By Choke

If you do go for it, I think that the first...

If you do go for it, I think that the first upgrade you should make is new wheels.....those probably don't have enough spokes for your weight.
11-24-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,968
Posted By Choke

Great topic....and a tough one to answer. I...

Great topic....and a tough one to answer.

I think it would have to be my second time at CAMP (Cycle Across Missouri Parks). CAMP was a cross MO ride put on by the St Louis AYH and the MO DNR which...
11-22-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,425
Posted By Choke

I don't know what my 'best' would be but I really...

I don't know what my 'best' would be but I really like this one.

http://hampco.ciocctoo.com/1123c.JPG
11-20-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,733
Posted By Choke

Bikes, motorcycles, horses....always from the...

Bikes, motorcycles, horses....always from the left.

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/cino8.jpg
11-19-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Choke

Left to right: Euclid, Victory, Centaur (MTB). ...

Left to right: Euclid, Victory, Centaur (MTB).

You're correct that the lip is the giveaway for Euclid.

If you look at the end of the arms where the rings bolt on, Triomphe has a very subtle...
10-19-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,669
Posted By Choke

35s fit on this 1966 Frejus. ...

35s fit on this 1966 Frejus.

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/frej0409b.jpg
09-29-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,671
Posted By Choke

Tacx has some versions that are grey. I use them...

Tacx has some versions that are grey. I use them (model T4020) as replacements on all of my RDs.
08-31-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,687
Posted By Choke

It's hard to believe that I'm the first person to...

It's hard to believe that I'm the first person to mention Delta brakes. I know that a lot of people like them but even more complain about them....and many of those have never even used them. If...
08-31-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,134
Posted By Choke

I'm of the mind that any bike is a gravel bike. ...

I'm of the mind that any bike is a gravel bike.

The tires on this measure at 26mm.....it's been to Eroica CA and Cino.

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/cino8.jpg

But wider is nicer.....this '66...
07-31-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,859
Posted By Choke

When I first built up my Ciöcc in 1992 I used...

When I first built up my Ciöcc in 1992 I used Athena, though with index DT shifters. Over time I replaced the derailleurs with Record and put Ergos on it, but that wasn't because the Athena didn't...
07-18-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,076
Posted By Choke

I'm sure that I'm in the minority but I do not...

I'm sure that I'm in the minority but I do not like dual-pivot brakes. They do have more power than single-pivots but I feel that the power comes at the expense of less modulation and given the...
07-09-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,479
Posted By Choke

Hampsten Strada Bianca with Sachs Newvex lugs. ...

Hampsten Strada Bianca with Sachs Newvex lugs.
Campy Chorus 10, doppler DT levers, Campy MTB crank, Racer M brakes.
The only thing that I wish I had done differently is a threaded fork. But I've...
06-27-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By Choke

I would say there's a good chance that it would...

I would say there's a good chance that it would be fine. The rear shifter will almost certainly move a lot further than it does now, maybe even 180°. I'm shifting a 10sp cassette with some vintage...
06-26-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,209
Posted By Choke

It was built by Vanni Losa, I believe in 1986...

It was built by Vanni Losa, I believe in 1986 (the BB is stamped 26 9 86 though there is also a 5 in a circle so '85 is a possiblity) and I assume that it's SL tubing. I purchased it on ebay from a...
06-26-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,209
Posted By Choke

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/losa1.jpg ...

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/losa1.jpg

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/sc1.JPG
06-11-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,313
Posted By Choke

I get your frustration but you should blame...

I get your frustration but you should blame Shimano. Campy has been using the same size head on their derailleur cables for over 60 years, long before Shimano parts were stocked in the average bike...
06-11-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,313
Posted By Choke

He didn't just work at Vecchio's, he was the...

He didn't just work at Vecchio's, he was the owner. A couple of years ago he sold it and retired, though he still builds wheels and does Ergo overhauls. He's active over on the Paceline.
06-04-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,668
Posted By Choke

I think the Minoura mount works quite well. It...

I think the Minoura mount works quite well. It may not be elegant in appearance but with the bottle inserted you don't see it anyway. It also keeps the bottle lower than many others.
...
06-01-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,297
Posted By Choke

Their MTB experiment hurt the company a lot, yet...

Their MTB experiment hurt the company a lot, yet that crank was very innovative. The middle and inner rings are spline mounted, like a cassette, which was copied much later by other companies.
05-31-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Choke

I use Tacx pulleys on all derailleurs. And yes,...

I use Tacx pulleys on all derailleurs. And yes, I have used them on Campy 8sp.
05-24-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By Choke

No, it doesn't have the crimped tube. In fact,...

No, it doesn't have the crimped tube. In fact, both will fit a 32mm tire. I remember the thread with your Cassani, it's a cool bike. Here's a pic of the one you asked about, Schneider is a bike shop...
05-24-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By Choke

http://misc.ciocctoo.com/memorialday.jpg ...

http://misc.ciocctoo.com/memorialday.jpg

Edited to add: Deaths don't just happen in wartime. In 1988 I left 1/5 for another assignment. In 1989 a helo carrying members of C 1/5 crashed in South...
05-24-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By Choke

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/losa4.jpg ...

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/losa4.jpg

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/losag7.jpg

http://eddy.ciocctoo.com/ce2.JPG
05-21-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By Choke

1966 Frejus with TA 30/46, Atom 77 Compact 14-28,...

1966 Frejus with TA 30/46, Atom 77 Compact 14-28, Campy Rally RD and 35 Paselas on TB14s.

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/frej0409b.jpg
05-19-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By Choke

Cool story...Paul is such nice guy. At the...

Cool story...Paul is such nice guy.

At the inaugural Eroica CA, while lined up at the start I noticed that Bruce Gordon was behind me. I made a comment to him (I had previously met him at NAHBS)...
05-08-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By Choke

I would say that they made a good product at one...

I would say that they made a good product at one time, but now....eh, I'm not so sure. Their old hubs and rims were great but it's been a long time since I've even looked at buying a new Mavic...
05-01-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 38,527
Posted By Choke

1970s Losa ...

1970s Losa

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/losag3.jpg
04-29-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By Choke

I have a TA crank with their current production...

I have a TA crank with their current production rings (30/46) and I am using a 9sp chain. It shifts like they were made for each other.
04-24-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 933
Posted By Choke

I have only used Michelin tubes for 25+ years and...

I have only used Michelin tubes for 25+ years and they have smooth valve stems. In all that time I have never had a flat due to that valve stem shifting, so IMO it's a non-issue. As a plus, the...
04-20-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 21,027
Posted By Choke

This is around 9200ft IIRC. Bighorn Mtns, WY ...

This is around 9200ft IIRC. Bighorn Mtns, WY

http://hampco.ciocctoo.com/bh9.jpg

http://hampco.ciocctoo.com/080615a.jpg

http://hampco.ciocctoo.com/070115.jpg
...
04-13-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,645
Posted By Choke

The quickest way to make $1000 collecting bikes...

The quickest way to make $1000 collecting bikes (and bike parts) is to start with $2000.
04-12-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Choke

The inside width of 5sp to 11sp chains should be...

The inside width of 5sp to 11sp chains should be the same (3/32) and only the outside width should vary. This is done by changing the thickness of the sideplates.

My default chain for vintage...
04-09-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Choke

A dremel with a cut off wheel. You can probably...

A dremel with a cut off wheel. You can probably use a set of needle nose pliers to hold the end while you cut.

When I put cables on Deltas, the very last thing I do is cut the cable. I run it...
04-08-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,692
Posted By Choke

My Losa, which is labeled as a Schneider (Swiss...

My Losa, which is labeled as a Schneider (Swiss bike shop) also has the crown panto on the fork.

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/lo1.jpg
04-04-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,919
Posted By Choke

This '66 Frejus ...

This '66 Frejus

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/frej1.jpg

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/frej5.jpg

I have no trouble believing that the mileage on this odometer is correct....
04-03-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By Choke

2015 (The first year) ...

2015 (The first year)

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/er1.jpg

2016, Kiler Canyon

http://er16.ciocctoo.com/er16-10.jpg

2017
02-20-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,754
Posted By Choke

From TTT main...

From TTT main (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/ttt_main.htm).

On my Frejus

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/frej3.jpg
02-20-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,754
Posted By Choke

622 indicates a 700c tire. It should read 39-559.

622 indicates a 700c tire. It should read 39-559.
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