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12-18-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By onyerleft

Don't get me wrong - I love the two well-regarded...

Don't get me wrong - I love the two well-regarded and well-known classic Italian steel bikes that I purchased new, and will never part with them. Still, if I had to do it over again, a Sannino would...
12-13-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By onyerleft

What's the widest tires you can use these brakes...

What's the widest tires you can use these brakes with?
12-02-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By onyerleft

I used to have one just like this. Damn I wish I...

I used to have one just like this. Damn I wish I hadn't sold it!
11-14-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By onyerleft

You might try asking on the Classic & Vintage...

You might try asking on the Classic & Vintage subforum; there's a wealth of knowledge, information and experience there. But if you deliberately posted here rather than there because you think that...
11-09-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,085
Posted By onyerleft

I might be the only person who votes for SOMEC. ...

I might be the only person who votes for SOMEC. DeRosa was a dentist bike. If you rode a SOMEC, you were in the know. If you rode a DeRosa, you had more money than brains. Just sayin'.
11-06-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By onyerleft

You might also try asking on the Classic and...

You might also try asking on the Classic and Vintage subforum. There is a wealth of knowledge and experience there. And if you think that the regulars who post there (I'm one) are just a bunch of...
11-03-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By onyerleft

Oh man, that looks just so sweet. I already have...

Oh man, that looks just so sweet. I already have too many cranks in bins that I'll never get around to using, however.
10-19-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By onyerleft

Road Bike Action is such a joke. The entire...

Road Bike Action is such a joke. The entire magazine is like one big vanity project for its editor, who calls himself "Zap." Zap mentions himself about 25,000 times in each issue and also features...
10-12-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,535
Posted By onyerleft

What's the largest size tire that will fit in the...

What's the largest size tire that will fit in the rear triangle?
10-10-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By onyerleft

What's the largest diameter top tube they will...

What's the largest diameter top tube they will fit on? I ask only because, like most Americans, top tubes have only gotten fatter throughout the years.
09-27-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By onyerleft

BITD even all Mavic bikes usually didn't come...

BITD even all Mavic bikes usually didn't come with Mavic stems. So you shouldn't need a Mavic stem to make your Fuso vintage-perfect. I also think the Deda stem is a fine solution and is preferable...
09-24-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By onyerleft

It looks wonderful and I'd love to ride it around...

It looks wonderful and I'd love to ride it around as a fixie/SS. I'd have the only one in my area, if not the region of the country! But I don't know about shipping from Europe and paying in...
09-11-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By onyerleft

Like most idiots who bought Italian bikes in...

Like most idiots who bought Italian bikes in their heyday, I was attracted to the big "names." If I had to do it over again, I would go with the lesser known builders. I'll never forget walking into...
09-10-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
Posted By onyerleft

Oh man, super sweet, and brings back fond...

Oh man, super sweet, and brings back fond memories. Got to check my finances and a couple of other things before I pull the trigger. Still have a financial concern with my Craftsman power mower...
09-01-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By onyerleft

That's the nicest Univega frame I've ever seen. ...

That's the nicest Univega frame I've ever seen. Alas, too small for me.
09-01-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By onyerleft

That's a very good deal on a great frame. Too...

That's a very good deal on a great frame. Too small for me by a couple of inches and a half. I would like to make it work but I don't see how. One inch too large or too small, either way, from the...
08-10-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By onyerleft

Oh man, that's beautiful, it even has the...

Oh man, that's beautiful, it even has the original spoke protector on it, which is a big plus and adds to the value.

Unfortunately, this beautiful bike too small for me to ride. I'm not willing...
07-28-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By onyerleft

I didn't know Dura Ace made stems. I have a...

I didn't know Dura Ace made stems. I have a bunch of quill stems in my bin so I can't justify adding another, although it's tempting....
07-28-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 965
Posted By onyerleft

I'm sure you could find a machine shop willing to...

I'm sure you could find a machine shop willing to make a chainring, if you can't find one on ebay.
07-18-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,636
Posted By onyerleft

It's unfortunate you're so tall. Consider...

It's unfortunate you're so tall. Consider undergoing Height Reduction Surgery (HRS). Granted, having elective surgery performed is not so easy these days with the virus consuming so many medical...
07-18-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 8,200
Posted By onyerleft

Fake news! The virus is a hoax. I know this for a...

Fake news! The virus is a hoax. I know this for a fact because our political leaders have said so. And they would never, ever, lie to the public merely to advance their own self-interest. (Neither...
07-18-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By onyerleft

When non-cyclists visit my house for the first...

When non-cyclists visit my house for the first time, they always ask what my (non-home made) bike stand is. I tell them what it is and quickly move on to show them the rest of the house. To have a...
07-18-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,412
Posted By onyerleft

Why Modolo brakes? A bad place to save weight,...

Why Modolo brakes? A bad place to save weight, unless you want your wife to collect life insurance. Just get some cheap new black Tektro's -- black, so nobody will notice them or call you out on them.
07-18-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By onyerleft

I believe that Park offers something like that --...

I believe that Park offers something like that -- why don't you check Park's webite and find out for yourself instead of asking strangers on the internet? PRO TIP: I've never tried this but many...
07-18-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By onyerleft

That's irrelevant. There wasn't much consistency...

That's irrelevant. There wasn't much consistency with anything their factory(s) did.
07-17-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,201
Posted By onyerleft

Why not ask your local shop? You'll be there...

Why not ask your local shop? You'll be there anyway, see what they have to say.
07-17-20, 02:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By onyerleft

I treat minimum seatpost markings like my crack:...

I treat minimum seatpost markings like my crack: I never want either one to show. But if I were an electrician, handyman, HVAC repairman or plumber, I might not care so much about the latter....
07-17-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By onyerleft

Try doing a 10 mile course at 93% effort instead...

Try doing a 10 mile course at 93% effort instead of 95%. That's what I do (12 mile course).
07-17-20, 02:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By onyerleft

You say the Grizzly is your project but you don't...

You say the Grizzly is your project but you don't say what your project is. Are you trying to restore it for authenticity, or are you trying to make it most useful as a rider? Or maybe it's not...
06-30-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,969
Posted By onyerleft

I think I'm just about ready to send you a PM. I...

I think I'm just about ready to send you a PM. I still debating with myself, however, about the size. I'd probably have to sell it to a third party.
06-29-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By onyerleft

I used to get up early on Sunday, park at the...

I used to get up early on Sunday, park at the bottom of Stunt Road, go up Stunt and Scheuren, down Los Flores, ride on PCH South until Tuna Canyon, up Tuna Canyon and back. And with a 42 x 26 for my...
06-19-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By onyerleft

Oh, I didn't recall that Campy did away with the...

Oh, I didn't recall that Campy did away with the black metal oil port clip for the 50th Anniversary gruppo, but I guess they did. I always thought that that clip was stupid anyway. It was just one...
06-19-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By onyerleft

I've been jonesing for white powder-coated...

I've been jonesing for white powder-coated components (Sante or Ole), which are really the bee's knees, and would go well with my white saddle, handlebar tape and brake hoods. I'm thinking I'm just...
06-16-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By onyerleft

Don't have a need for it at the moment.

Don't have a need for it at the moment.
06-16-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,373
Posted By onyerleft

Sante was a great gruppo. Who couldn't love white...

Sante was a great gruppo. Who couldn't love white powder coated parts. (The only thing better than Sante was Suntour Ole. Also white parts - yum.) I wish I had the scratch to spring for this but...
06-16-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,877
Posted By onyerleft

Some of the "cyclists" who frequent the C&V...

Some of the "cyclists" who frequent the C&V subforum are familiar with these brands. I recall that somebody recently purchased the Battaglin.

Personally, for what these Italian frames go for I...
06-11-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By onyerleft

Converting front 160 rotor to 180

On my suspension fork (Rockshox), can I convert the rotor from 160 to 180 without using an adaptor?
06-05-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,249
Posted By onyerleft

The article is also fatally flawed because it...

The article is also fatally flawed because it fails to contain an in-depth discussion of assplosions.
06-05-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By onyerleft

Woot woot woot, great score!

Woot woot woot, great score!
06-05-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By onyerleft

I'm thinking I'm just about ready to send you a...

I'm thinking I'm just about ready to send you a PM.
06-04-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,348
Posted By onyerleft

Agreed. I wouldn't mock OP for the pedals. Not so...

Agreed. I wouldn't mock OP for the pedals. Not so the saddle. By the time this bike was introduced, all the pros had long ago moved away from the absurd Brooks saddles. Eric van-der-whatshisass is...
06-04-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By onyerleft

At my age, I'd be more interested in dating...

At my age, I'd be more interested in dating vintage French ladies than vintage French bikes. Just sayin'.
06-04-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,411
Posted By onyerleft

Raced how? As in racing your brother or best...

Raced how? As in racing your brother or best friend around the block?
05-31-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,750
Posted By onyerleft

Some nice parts there. I've got a healthy...

Some nice parts there. I've got a healthy collection of NOS vintage parts, so I don't see a need to make further purchases. It would only duplicate what I've already binned.
05-31-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By onyerleft

Or not. Most C&V bikes don't fit their owners. ...

Or not. Most C&V bikes don't fit their owners. Fact.
05-31-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,940
Posted By onyerleft

I like to go to REI, proud and high-minded in the...

I like to go to REI, proud and high-minded in the knowledge that I'm an owner. But oddly, they don't treat me like an owner because they always apprehend me when I start stuffing my pockets with...
05-31-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,498
Posted By onyerleft

And yet, hi ten steel has a huge following among...

And yet, hi ten steel has a huge following among the "cyclists" who frequent the C&V subforum.

I believe that Reynolds 531 (and similar iterations) is as good as it gets. Columbus starting...
05-28-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By onyerleft

Why would you want to advertise your Fredliness...

Why would you want to advertise your Fredliness to other cyclists by running a triple? Asking for a friend.
05-28-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,249
Posted By onyerleft

Seeing that picture of a busty Loretta Lynn...

Seeing that picture of a busty Loretta Lynn sitting on a rock in a river, like some Siren, made me think lusting thoughts.:love: But then I remembered that she had, like, 25 children by the time she...
05-26-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,518
Posted By onyerleft

It's a little too large for me. If I bought it,...

It's a little too large for me. If I bought it, i would have to lower the seat such that only a couple of inches of seatpost would clear the seat lug. So i'll reluctantly pass.
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