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07-03-22, 01:54 PM
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Posted By rch427

I'm just enjoying the notion of a "Kabuki...

I'm just enjoying the notion of a "Kabuki Submariner" a bit too much. :roflmao:
07-03-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 72,779
Views: 11,821,402
Posted By rch427

DAMN! It's not the Herse color of my dreams,...

DAMN!
It's not the Herse color of my dreams, but if it were 2-3cm taller, I would've jumped on this...
06-29-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,325
Posted By rch427

Well, I found this thread (years after the OP),...

Well, I found this thread (years after the OP), so others will as well. It never hurts to have additional perspectives added to round-out the discourse.

Besides, did you see the smirk on that...
06-29-22, 02:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,760
Posted By rch427

Hey 2flit -- if you ever decide to deaccession...

Hey 2flit -- if you ever decide to deaccession your mystery frame, would you let me know? I'm kind of falling in love with it. In a purely platonic way, I assure you. But seriously: I'd be happy...
06-29-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,704
Posted By rch427

What the heck is a "Chinelli"?

What the heck is a "Chinelli"?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 154,815
Posted By rch427

Military, but just barely: Cal Guard -- the Title...

Military, but just barely: Cal Guard -- the Title 32 component of the California National Guard. As rear-echelon as it gets. Protecting California from being invaded by Oregon, Nevada or Arizona....
06-28-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,325
Posted By rch427

Wait. What? What are you basing that claim on? ...

Wait. What? What are you basing that claim on?
No, they do not.

The more plastic that manufacturers use, the less of the car will survive, and cars made today are more than 50% plastic. Plastic...
06-28-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,325
Posted By rch427

I know very little about carbon-fiber-framed...

I know very little about carbon-fiber-framed bikes, but I do know a little about the materials themselves (from non-cycling projects). It seems to me that your description -- which I can readily...
06-25-22, 02:51 AM
Replies: 72,779
Views: 11,821,402
Posted By rch427

Agreed. I paid twice as much for a more basic...

Agreed. I paid twice as much for a more basic Grandis frame about 7 years ago.
06-24-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 72,779
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Posted By rch427

From the same seller as the Grandis: this Faini...

From the same seller as the Grandis: this Faini roller in its (charming) original finish, for a 110-Euro b-i-n. Super-rare Milanese marque, and this example has some nice detailing, and some older...
06-24-22, 06:41 PM
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Posted By rch427

Whoa: a Grandis frame, listed without that in the...

Whoa: a Grandis frame, listed without that in the title on eBay.it, with a 220-Euro b-i-n! It appears to be one of their mid-range models (panto-ed seatstay caps & fork crowns, etc.), in 58x58cm.
...
06-25-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,351
Posted By rch427

Yes, this thread is 12 years old, but since I...

Yes, this thread is 12 years old, but since I just found it in 2021 while Googling for examples of Rabeneick cycles, and there seemed to be a sort of unresolved question that the OP asked, I thought...
03-01-21, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By rch427

Yes -- I was scrutinizing the bottom bracket...

Yes -- I was scrutinizing the bottom bracket shell and found "LS" cast in tiny letters there, so you're right: Long Shen.
02-24-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By rch427

Thanks, DD. I'm unfamiliar with Long Shen's...

Thanks, DD. I'm unfamiliar with Long Shen's lugs. From a few minutes' Googling, it looks like they began producing lugs in 1986, which may not be compatible with the age of the bike, but I'm...
02-24-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,020
Posted By rch427

I am SO digging all of the lovely patina in this...

I am SO digging all of the lovely patina in this thread!
Replies: 29
Views: 1,828
Posted By rch427

Astras were what is commonly referred to as...

Astras were what is commonly referred to as "gas-pipe bikes" (i.e., made with non-butted, fairly heavy tubing). They were made right around 1970 by Motobecane and are equivalent in quality to a...
02-23-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By rch427

Who the heck made these lugs?!

I don't know how I've managed to miss seeing them before, but the lugs on the newest bike in the stable are unlike any I've seen before! On many of the lugs there is a little gusset that connects...
02-11-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By rch427

[/QUOTE]113mm[/QUOTE] Thank you! ...

[/QUOTE]113mm[/QUOTE]

Thank you!

[/QUOTE]Absolutely. Can you find one 113mm?[/QUOTE]

hmmm...no, it seems that 115.5 is the only length they have it in. Oh well.
02-11-21, 03:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By rch427

Determining correct BB spindle length

I'm building-up my Galmozzi, and facing a quandary: how long should my BB spindle be? I get that it needs to be 70mm to fit the bearing race cups, but the extension beyond that escapes me. I'm...
07-30-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By rch427

I've got a pair of DL-1s in the basement. I'll...

I've got a pair of DL-1s in the basement. I'll go take a look in a minute and report back.
07-30-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,500
Posted By rch427

how best to clean old frame with original paint/decals?

So, my "grail bike" frame arrived from Milan a couple of days ago, and I've been looking it over. It is -- as all my bikes are -- in its original paint and decals (which, as of 2020, are 43 years...
07-02-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

Thanks, Millstone! It should be a fun project. ...

Thanks, Millstone! It should be a fun project. I'll post a photo or two once it's built-up, so everyone can scratch their heads and ask "Why the hell would he do that to a Galmozzi?!"
07-01-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

According to the seller, 1977. I think that...

According to the seller, 1977. I think that Angelo retired in the early-'80s, but will defer to others here (Citoyen Du Monde)?
If so, that would make it the newest of my bikes.
07-01-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

No, it's not the most exceptional example of...

No, it's not the most exceptional example of their frames; it lacks some of the really special touches that I've seen. And it's by Angelo, rather than Francesco. But it's in the original finish,...
07-01-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1454x892/galmozzi_01a_426928e302269d90a3a5db788c2a28dd34aec5f6.jpg
07-01-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1454x913/galmozzi_12a_4d96638ecd7c5303f8ce4d2b965ee3471d545570.jpg
07-01-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/932x1302/galmozzi_02a_df243e557bbce11bf54a903434474090761d2100.jpg
07-01-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/982x1598/galmozzi_04a_c36a15aa69fb8ccef647abc339e49145f81f59da.jpg
07-01-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1214x1162/galmozzi_07a_ba0526ee1d462670d5d02314c5187d36a1a9d772.jpg
07-01-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

Here you go: ...

Here you go:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1104x1254/galmozzi_06a_fd7db9c69bddb79b31d81fb9d6bf12c85434b0d6.jpg
07-01-20, 03:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

So, I ended up doing what I've sometimes done in...

So, I ended up doing what I've sometimes done in the past, when on the fence: I made a low-ball offer, and left it up to the seller to make up my mind for me, so to speak. I offered what I thought I...
07-01-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

A fellow I know is a huge fan of The Who. He's...

A fellow I know is a huge fan of The Who. He's gotten the autographs of Daltry, Townshend and Entwistle, and he bought one of Keith Moon's. He has everything they've ever recorded, he's seen them...
07-01-20, 02:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

Ask and ye shall receive: ...

Ask and ye shall receive:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/346x210/stripes_b9a4363c35f2020ea4b39200291ed11f12491e35.jpg
07-01-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

Alas, I lack that experience, or that...

Alas, I lack that experience, or that discriminating of a body. I tend to accommodate what I've been given to work with -- probably the result of being in the military and having to occasionally...
07-01-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

There is definitely a Bartali connection.

There is definitely a Bartali connection.
07-01-20, 02:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

Fair enough! Here are three clues: 1. It's...

Fair enough! Here are three clues:

1. It's a multigenerational thing.

2. It wasn't in the boot.

3. One of their most successful riders was from Flanders. (And no, his name wasn't "Ned".)
07-01-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

Yep, toe-lap is real, and unfortunately I risk it...

Yep, toe-lap is real, and unfortunately I risk it with almost all of my bikes, thanks to having fitted them with at least 175mm crank arms, my having big feet, and not using toe clips on most of...
06-30-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

Now that is the enabling I came here for! :D ...

Now that is the enabling I came here for! :D

I had planned on the Campag Record 180mm crankset, and a 3TTT seatpost that extends up to 160mm (unless there's a taller Italian option from that...
06-30-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

1. No idea. The seller is in Yoo-rupp, and...

1. No idea. The seller is in Yoo-rupp, and English isn't his native tongue, so I don't think I can ask.
2. Probably. But I fold-up for easy storage.
3. I would guess 27.2mm, but I can't be sure....
06-30-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

To be fair, all of my bikes are set-up with a...

To be fair, all of my bikes are set-up with a fairly tall stem and porteur bars, so that I ride in the "sit up and beg" position. Most people are in drops, or what I call the "human projectile"...
06-30-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

So all I have to do is wear a fez, and everyone...

So all I have to do is wear a fez, and everyone will think "Oh, cool -- it's a Shriner".
06-30-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

I get what you're saying, believe me. I almost...

I get what you're saying, believe me. I almost think it would be worth it for me to pull the trigger on this bike, even if it spends much of its time handing on the wall, being admired. I mean, do...
06-29-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

So, you're saying that instead, I should buy it...

So, you're saying that instead, I should buy it to look at it. OK, fair enough. :rolleyes:
06-29-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

I could make it work as much as I can make any of...

I could make it work as much as I can make any of my bikes work, which is to say -- not to anyone else's standards. I'm the guy with a 3-speed hub and porteur bars on a Hetchin's, remember?


...
06-29-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

:lol: :bang: :lol: :bang: :lol: :bang: ...

:lol: :bang: :lol: :bang: :lol: :bang: :lol: :bang: :lol: :bang:
06-29-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

The builder retired in the '80s, back when I was...

The builder retired in the '80s, back when I was riding a lime green Schwinn Varsity.

I've had my feelers out for one of these for 8 or 9 years now, and like I said, in that time I've only seen...
06-29-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

Deep down, my good and bad selves are battling it...

Deep down, my good and bad selves are battling it out. We'll see who wins.

The only critical component length would be the seatpost, and I would presume that a sufficiently tall one could be...
06-29-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

That runs contrary to all of my inclinations...

That runs contrary to all of my inclinations towards sloth, but yes -- I suppose I could make it down to the basement with a measuring tape. Good idea.
06-29-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

Dammit! I told you not to ask! I'll say...

Dammit! I told you not to ask!

I'll say this: it's by one of the 10 greatest Italian framebuilders of the mid-20th century.

(cue 50 posts of speculation)
06-29-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By rch427

Yeah, the worst-case scenario would be re-selling...

Yeah, the worst-case scenario would be re-selling it, but the trouble is that in order to find out if it works out, or doesn't, I'd first have to build the frame up with the correct period...
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