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07-12-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,216
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: 1,603
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: 28
Views: 765
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: 1,366
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: 745
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
05-09-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,494
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: 3,494
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: 3,494
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: 86
Views: 3,317
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: 533
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...
03-12-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,767
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: 3,926
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: 492
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, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
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: 984
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: 1,394
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, 10:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,394
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
01-28-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,775
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: 3,964
Posted By Choke

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

.https://ciocctoo.com/forums/var/albums/cycle/losa1.jpg?m=1633205201
12-14-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,045
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: 7,857
Posted By Choke

The Interdrive...

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

...
11-10-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
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...
11-05-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
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.
10-02-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,758
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: 31,838
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: 31,838
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, 03:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,215
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: 1,793
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: 17
Views: 1,081
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
08-21-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,563
Posted By Choke

I think that you will be very happy with your...

I think that you will be very happy with your decision.

http://hampco.ciocctoo.com/829-4.JPG
08-06-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,522
Posted By Choke

The only Ti AC posts that I've seen are two piece...

The only Ti AC posts that I've seen are two piece - the shaft is Ti and the head is aluminum. You can see the color difference of the material in the post on this Ciöcc..
...
07-31-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By Choke

I'm using Campy big barrel retrofriction levers...

I'm using Campy big barrel retrofriction levers and they do a great job of shifting a 10sp cassette IMO. They are hard to find though.

One thing that can help is to use some cable housing liner or...
07-02-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 31,838
Posted By Choke

Here's the Day 1 data that I have. I'm a terrible...

Here's the Day 1 data that I have. I'm a terrible climber and there's only one short hill that I have to walk.

...
06-30-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 31,838
Posted By Choke

There will be martinis this year too. Last year...

There will be martinis this year too. Last year was a spur of the moment idea..... I'll be better prepared this year. :)
06-19-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 31,838
Posted By Choke

Thanks Dave. I'll see you all in Kila.

Thanks Dave. I'll see you all in Kila.
05-28-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,115
Posted By Choke

Here's the link for the repro end caps from ebay....

Here's the link for the repro end caps from ebay. This auction has ended but at least you'll have the seller's name. He will do custom colors. And FWIW he's a member at the Paceline forum, though he...
05-15-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 31,838
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: 120
Views: 7,525
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: 120
Views: 7,525
Posted By Choke

Campy big barrel retrofriction ...

Campy big barrel retrofriction

http://hampco.ciocctoo.com/070416d.jpg
04-26-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,612
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: 322
Views: 25,237
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: 322
Views: 25,237
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: 50
Views: 3,876
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: 1,034
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: 152
Views: 11,425
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: 2,972
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: 3,171
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: 46
Views: 5,044
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: 2,204
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: 3,531
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...
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