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08-06-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 74,481
Posted By mech986

I wonít be riding on Sunday, down with Covid,...

I wonít be riding on Sunday, down with Covid, started in my family almost two weeks ago and I was last to get it. Feeing pretty down and out but slowly getting better, was fully vaccinated so...
08-06-22, 03:38 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 63,829
Posted By mech986

​​​SquidPuppet , I know you havenít been around...

​​​SquidPuppet , I know you havenít been around almost 1.5 years, hope you are ok. Any updates on your Rene Herse tires experience? Iíve ridden Bon Jon Extralights for 6 years now, gone through 3...
08-05-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By mech986

Good luck with your vintage rides. I hope the...

Good luck with your vintage rides. I hope the weather will also cooperate.
08-05-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,499
Posted By mech986

My 72 Italvega Super Speciale with Campagnolo LF...

My 72 Italvega Super Speciale with Campagnolo LF hubs built up with Mavic MA3 rims and Compass Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass 700 x 35mm Extralight tires. I typically weigh 215 pounds, bike and supplies...
07-19-22, 02:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,392
Posted By mech986

Nice work. Could you show the back side with the...

Nice work. Could you show the back side with the chainring bolts in place on the granny? Did you have to get a longer / wider spindle and what length? How much clearance to the chain stay?
07-14-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By mech986

Holy Rust Bucket, Batman! Was that salvageable? ...

Holy Rust Bucket, Batman! Was that salvageable? What was the story?
07-14-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By mech986

This is a really nice crankset and the inner...

This is a really nice crankset and the inner gearing would be great for PNW and Eroica rides.
Forum: For Sale
07-14-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By mech986

You had received some good info in your C&V...

You had received some good info in your C&V appraisals thread which you might include in your description since your bike is pretty original or has all the original parts available. You will...
Forum: For Sale
07-14-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By mech986

Sorry to hear of your loss, I’m sure it has been...

Sorry to hear of your loss, I’m sure it has been hard to come to let go of this bike. I hope that it goes to someone who will care for and use it as you wife may have.

regarding the size, I think...
07-11-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By mech986

According to Giantís About page:CARBON FIBER...

According to Giantís About page:CARBON FIBER PIONEERSGiant introduced the CADEX carbon fiber road bike in 1987, becoming the first bicycle maker to apply computer-aided design and volume production...
07-11-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,440
Posted By mech986

If youíre trying to take out the wheel relatively...

If youíre trying to take out the wheel relatively intact, that will be a real trick or endeavor. If just trying to remove it in pieces, probably cut the spokes, split the tire and rim into two or...
07-11-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,162
Posted By mech986

I donít know that?! Arrrrgggghhhh! ...

I donít know that?! Arrrrgggghhhh!

https://youtu.be/_7iXw9zZrLo
07-11-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,440
Posted By mech986

Wonder if it was hit by a motorcycle as there...

Wonder if it was hit by a motorcycle as there seems to be one upward vector of impact against the right chain stay? The other possibility is rider error on a long or steep descent with a fall to the...
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By mech986

jigokudani Post some more info in 5 more posts so...

jigokudani Post some more info in 5 more posts so you can open PM’s or post additional pics in each of 5 posts. Bottom of bottom bracket, rear chain stay bridge, left side top of seat tube and seat...
Forum: For Sale
07-10-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By mech986

Post some more info in 5 more posts so you can...

Post some more info in 5 more posts so you can open PMís or post additional pics in each of 5 posts. Bottom of bottom bracket, rear chain stay bridge, left side top of seat tube and seat lug, top of...
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By mech986

PM sent with info and questions.

PM sent with info and questions.
Forum: For Sale
07-10-22, 02:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By mech986

PM sent with info and questions.

PM sent with info and questions.
07-03-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 74,481
Posted By mech986

More pics: ...

More pics:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/e744ed8e_1eef_4313_a96f_6786d23947d4_0ff455e20464fd51239c3cdcd77a76349a7a0373.jpeg...
07-03-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 74,481
Posted By mech986

More pics from June, I didnít ride today, July 3...

More pics from June, I didnít ride today, July 3 but Iím sure pics to come soon.

...
06-17-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,526
Posted By mech986

The Eroica California Festival Swap Meet had lots...

The Eroica California Festival Swap Meet had lots of vendors with Campagnolo, Sugino, and SR 144 bcd rings, both used and new, for sale at reasonable and sometime very nice prices depending on Teeth...
06-02-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,170
Posted By mech986

Nice Porsche in the background, GLWS!

Nice Porsche in the background, GLWS!
05-23-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 708
Posted By mech986

I would suggest the following: 1) Get to a...

I would suggest the following:

1) Get to a local bike shop and have them measure the chain for elongation or stretching as mentioned above. Thinking (or guessing) is not the same as knowing...
05-22-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 848
Posted By mech986

Hi VR, is the brown Silca still available? If...

Hi VR, is the brown Silca still available? If so, please check you PMs.
05-21-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 848
Posted By mech986

VR, is there any way for me to maybe purchase the...

VR, is there any way for me to maybe purchase the brown or copper Silca pump? It may be a close match to the brown of my Italvega Suoer Speciale’s color. Any history behind the pump? My brother in...
05-16-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By mech986

Spindle tapers may also not be quite as...

Spindle tapers may also not be quite as compatible between JIS and SR maybe being more ISO. The issue of the SR maybe having been used and put on/taken off a few times and may have an enlarged...
05-16-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,873
Posted By mech986

Sorry to hear about your setbacks, hope the bike...

Sorry to hear about your setbacks, hope the bike eventually gets built and your riding becomes more regular and longer as conditions permit.
05-16-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,873
Posted By mech986

So tgot , after 21 months now, did you ever...

So tgot , after 21 months now, did you ever finish the Italvega Gran Turismo build, did you build up enough climb time in Bay Area, and did you go to the May 1, 2022 Eroica California?

And...
05-16-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,847
Posted By mech986

So besides Gugie, did any of you ride in the May...

So besides Gugie, did any of you ride in the May 1, 2022 (2020-2021 postponed) edition of Eroica California in Cambria? It was certainly a challenge for me and took every bit of 28T front / 22-28-34...
05-13-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,469
Posted By mech986

This was a promotional video done back in 2019. ...

This was a promotional video done back in 2019.

https://youtu.be/kPKnV9IDUuA

Yeah, the 2022 event didnít live up to the organizational hype. But IMO, everything you see in the video, we saw...
05-13-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,469
Posted By mech986

from the 2018 Eroica California timeframe: ...

from the 2018 Eroica California timeframe:

https://fb.watch/cZXHovMiSZ/

Some people who attended Eroica California 2020/2022 had a great time, note the comments and acknowledgments:
...
05-03-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By mech986

This source says yes to a 13T on an Ultra Winner...

This source says yes to a 13T on an Ultra Winner body but not the Perfect body.

https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site/suntour_catalog_1978_-_page_26.html
05-01-22, 02:27 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,176
Posted By mech986

Ready. ...

Ready.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/26f6577f_93eb_406e_8de9_08a457b63d77_e6e3873c35d63073c7beac5c3c01554b2defa038.jpeg
Entry numbers and route stamp card...
05-01-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,176
Posted By mech986

I spoke to Amadeo (Italian representative...

I spoke to Amadeo (Italian representative responsible for all non-Italy Eroica events, traveling over 200 days/year) and a few others helping. Itís been difficult to get a lot of on-the-ground help...
04-30-22, 02:58 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,176
Posted By mech986

Visited the Sensorio art installation Friday...

Visited the Sensorio art installation Friday evening with my family and nursing staff, ran into a fellow Eroica rider from San Diego. He’s actually just visiting the area with his wife and both are...
04-30-22, 02:44 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,456
Posted By mech986

Hereís a few recent photos from the Velo-Retro...

Hereís a few recent photos from the Velo-Retro ride thread of chrome lugged frames, the Italvega (produced by Torpado) is mine.

...
04-29-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,176
Posted By mech986

Heroic route (Note distance discrepancies in...

Heroic route (Note distance discrepancies in text, I havenít compared the 156Km (97 miles) Italian route map with the previous Ride with GPS 108 mile map to undergo the route differences, if any, or...
04-29-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,176
Posted By mech986

Eroica California website info: Piedras Blancas...

Eroica California website info:
Piedras Blancas route and map:
https://eroica.cc/en/california/piedras-blancas-route

ROUTE INFO
DISTANCE 35MI
ELEVATION 1,600FT
KM OF WHITE ROAD - 1.00MI
KM...
04-29-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,176
Posted By mech986

And finally the Program schedule which I know was...

And finally the Program schedule which I know was mostly posted on the convoluted website. No explanation why some of the route maps were switched over to an Italian mapping system or why the long...
04-29-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,176
Posted By mech986

Man, here but realizing I missed a lot of emails...

Man, here but realizing I missed a lot of emails from Eroica about the event. Most info you guys already know but for posterity hereís more info as it dribbled in.

March 312022 EXPO &...
04-29-22, 12:03 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,176
Posted By mech986

I walked the last 2-3 miles of Cypress in 2019...

I walked the last 2-3 miles of Cypress in 2019 cause I didn’t quite have the gearing or the legs left after 50+ miles, the middle section of rolling hills and gradual climbs took more than I thought...
04-26-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,176
Posted By mech986

yes, the Cambria weather should be mild to cool,...

yes, the Cambria weather should be mild to cool, low 60ís to one day of 70, a fair amount of wind seems to be on tap, today has 17mph winds. Thursday and Saturday appear to be gusty. Overnights...
04-21-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,438
Posted By mech986

Have fun and ride safe. Hope to see you all in...

Have fun and ride safe. Hope to see you all in Cambria. We need to wear name tags!
04-21-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By mech986

Iíve had good luck for 5 speed freewheel bikes...

Iíve had good luck for 5 speed freewheel bikes using the KMC Z8.1 chain, not expensive at $13 retail, 116 links plus appropriate Missing Link connector included. I can run a 52T front/34T rear cog...
04-05-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By mech986

You might have covered it up with the ruler but...

You might have covered it up with the ruler but there should be a tooth count stamping that looks like this: ~36

Thatís the logotype for Ofmega and Avocet chainrings. They make 144mm bcd main and...
04-05-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,054
Posted By mech986

How many of you folks are going to Eroica...

How many of you folks are going to Eroica California?
04-03-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,176
Posted By mech986

i agree, that large cog has a distinctive oval...

i agree, that large cog has a distinctive oval and round hole lightening pattern. Iím very familiar with the 34T large cog on the Suntour 888 Perfect or ProCompe freewheels and madscramblerís has...
04-01-22, 03:50 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,176
Posted By mech986

By now most of you should have gotten an email...

By now most of you should have gotten an email from Eroica California, part of which fugue has quoted. Hereís the important parts:2022 EXPO & START/FINISHWe are pleased to announce our Expo and...
04-01-22, 03:30 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,176
Posted By mech986

The Olallieberry Inn is on the eastern part of...

The Olallieberry Inn is on the eastern part of Main Street just before what used to be the start finish of the 2019 event, now home to the original schoolhouse I believe. The Inn is really nice with...
03-30-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By mech986

Thanks for this. Its right around the time I got...

Thanks for this. Its right around the time I got my Italvega Super Speciale in 1972 and the pictured bike looks pretty much the same.
03-29-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,176
Posted By mech986

I just checked the weather.com monthly forecast...

I just checked the weather.com monthly forecast for Cambria and Paso Robles areas, the weekly forecasts will be checked closer to the ride dates.

For April 30-May 1, here's the monthly forecast...
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