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10-02-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,804
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: 480
Views: 21,029
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: 480
Views: 21,029
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: 1,059
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: 1,059
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: 1,549
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: 1,059
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: 571
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
08-26-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,029
Posted By Choke

Thanks guys. I feel fine other than the...

Thanks guys. I feel fine other than the congestion. I'll definitely miss hanging out with all of you.

If you know where the grocery store is near the Hilton/airport, there's a good sized liquor...
08-26-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,029
Posted By Choke

Scott. And I was riding my '86 Losa. ...

Scott. And I was riding my '86 Losa.

However, it looks like I'm going to have to bow out :mad: (lots of expletives). I've picked up some kind of bug and I'm a mucus factory....blowing my nose and...
08-21-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,062
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
08-19-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,029
Posted By Choke

Normal Cino SOP is for the riders to contribute a...

Normal Cino SOP is for the riders to contribute a 6-pack of beer or soda or a bottle of wine based on the first letter of the rider's last name. I haven't seen anything about it yet either.

The...
08-06-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,382
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..
...
08-01-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By Choke

I don't know about 'undocumented' but they...

I don't know about 'undocumented' but they certainly aren't well known. I think that they only produced them for a couple of years so they are pretty rare but if you look long enough you can find...
07-31-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
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...
07-31-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,663
Posted By Choke

The crank is a Zeus New Racer. The wheels...

The crank is a Zeus New Racer.

The wheels definitely didn't go with the rest since the hubs were blue and silver (Bullseye). Here it is with the proper wheels, which also have FiR rims.
...
07-23-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,029
Posted By Choke

Or a negroni.

Or a negroni.
07-15-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,809
Posted By Choke

A 32 Panaracer Pasela will measure right at 30mm...

A 32 Panaracer Pasela will measure right at 30mm on older rims. I've had great luck with them.
07-02-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,029
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.

...
07-02-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,029
Posted By Choke

Rich, you really do need to make it up there, it...

Rich, you really do need to make it up there, it is an awesome time. And don't worry, if you're real slow one of the sags will pick you up. :)
07-02-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,029
Posted By Choke

Here you go.....though you may not want to see...

Here you go.....though you may not want to see it.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/555x353/cino_heroica_day_two_altimitry_8910ef087e32314b1d621fc53eba6737a3033470.jpg
06-30-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,029
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. :)
06-22-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,165
Posted By Choke

If you're going to bring up other brands.....I...

If you're going to bring up other brands.....I really wish that I had bought a pair of McMahon's back in the day.

VeloBase.com - Component: McMahon Racing Corp...
06-21-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 29,085
Posted By Choke

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/frej6.jpg ...

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/frej6.jpg

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

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/losa2.jpg

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

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/magni2.jpg
06-20-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By Choke

I think that things were different then....

I think that things were different then. Certainly some cyclists were fast to 'upgrade' but not everyone was that way. If it worked a lot of people didn't see a reason to change. For example, I...
06-19-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,029
Posted By Choke

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

Thanks Dave. I'll see you all in Kila.
06-17-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By Choke

They were. I purchased a new pair of wheels built...

They were. I purchased a new pair of wheels built with Mavic FW hubs around 1993.

A pin spanner will work for adjusting the hubs.
06-14-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,998
Posted By Choke

Eh.....I don't miss 23s at all. But for those of...

Eh.....I don't miss 23s at all. But for those of you who enjoy them, more power to you.

Regarding tire pressure, Josh Poertner has done a lot of research on that subject. Some quotes from Tire...
05-28-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,029
Posted By Choke

Take this to heart. The first time that I rode...

Take this to heart. The first time that I rode Cino I lost 3 chainring bolts on the first day.....and that was on a bike that had at least 100 miles on BLM roads so it had seen roughness. Thankfully...
05-28-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
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...
05-21-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,475
Posted By Choke

They often don't have rubber tires. (pic...

They often don't have rubber tires.

(pic borrowed from here (https://onlinebicyclemuseum.co.uk/ww1-german-bicycles/))

...
05-21-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,029
Posted By Choke

The Cino route goes from Kila, MT to Hot Springs,...

The Cino route goes from Kila, MT to Hot Springs, MT where the group spends the night and then back to Kila. The first day is a bit longer than the second and it's about 110 miles total. The route is...
05-15-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,029
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: 104
Views: 4,072
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: 104
Views: 4,072
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: 7,591
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
04-07-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 20,949
Posted By Choke

Here are a few non-Italians I saw at Eroica CA...

Here are a few non-Italians I saw at Eroica CA over the years...

http://er18.ciocctoo.com/eroica18-3.jpg

http://er18.ciocctoo.com/eroica18-9.jpg

http://er16.ciocctoo.com/er16-7.jpg

It's a...
04-03-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 15,806
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: 255
Views: 15,806
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, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Choke

Yep, mounted on posts. ...

Yep, mounted on posts.

http://scapin.ciocctoo.com/sc3.JPG
03-25-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,680
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: 787
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: 149
Views: 7,284
Posted By Choke

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

Maybe this will help...:).

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/bcp2.JPG
02-14-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,832
Posted By Choke

Well that's not going to work. Assuming that it...

Well that's not going to work. Assuming that it happens, which is a big IF for both, that would be the same weekend as Cino. And there's no doubt that if I have to make a choice Cino wins hands down,...
01-28-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,747
Posted By Choke

Campy Chorus triple. It's since been replaced...

Campy Chorus triple. It's since been replaced with a Campy MTB triple since I wanted a smaller middle ring.

http://cycle.ciocctoo.com/losa1.jpg
12-19-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,050
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...
12-16-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,164
Posted By Choke

On the motorcycle I'm more comfortable turning...

On the motorcycle I'm more comfortable turning right, though it's not a big difference. But I'm more comfortable hanging off on the left.

On the bicycle I don't notice any difference.

U-turns...
12-07-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,213
Posted By Choke

I could be wrong but I don't think that the De...

I could be wrong but I don't think that the De Rosa is EL-OS, it's EL. The EL-OS sticker should have the words Over Size in red on either side of the Columbus Dove. EL is not nearly as regarded as...
12-07-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Choke

In the late 1980s, skinny rims on MTBs were...

In the late 1980s, skinny rims on MTBs were popular for a while. Keith Bontrager took 36h MA2s and MA40s, cut them down to the proper length with 32h and re-rolled them for 26inch MTB tires. I...
12-06-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,072
Posted By Choke

You have the first two parts correct. While...

You have the first two parts correct.

While I've never tried it, my understanding is that you have to use different spacers with the Shimano cassette to get it to index with the Ergos. The Shimano...
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