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Posted By rccardr

Lovely frame but generally speaking bicycles are...

Lovely frame but generally speaking bicycles are a Terrible investment.
If you want it as a ‘thing’ you just need to have, that’s great.
Just don’t try to justify it as an appreciating asset.
10-15-21, 11:33 AM
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Posted By rccardr

Pictures, please. Have some older Cannondale...

Pictures, please.
Have some older Cannondale bits that might help you out.
10-14-21, 06:53 AM
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Posted By rccardr

If I was in the market for a NEW frame made by a...

If I was in the market for a NEW frame made by a fantastic supplier at a relatively bargain price, I'd buy a Panasonic in a heartbeat.
Really well made frames (see: Schwinn Prologue) with terrific...
10-10-21, 12:34 PM
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Posted By rccardr

89 Bianchi Mondiale Frameset 57 X 56

Gorgeous 1989 Bianchi Mondiale frameset. This was Bianchi's top of the line frameset in 1989. Columbus SLX, 57cm CTC seat tube, 56cm CTC top tube, 164mm head tube. $600 shipped.

Lovely respray in...
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Posted By rccardr

Came 130 from the factory by then.

Came 130 from the factory by then.
10-01-21, 07:10 AM
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Posted By rccardr

The Paceline bike forum. Guy who snagged it was...

The Paceline bike forum. Guy who snagged it was in the same city as the seller.
09-29-21, 12:59 PM
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Posted By rccardr

There is a lot of misinformation out there about...

There is a lot of misinformation out there about the entire DA 740X family, but generally speaking it is true that 740X 6-7-8 speed RD’s only index properly with 740X shifters. In my experience, all...
09-29-21, 12:44 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Shimano down tube and bar end indexing occurs in...

Shimano down tube and bar end indexing occurs in the indexing pod, part #2 in the diagram.
Removable indexing pods are interchangeable and will fit within Shimano 6208 and DA 7400/01/02, 7700 and...
09-29-21, 07:20 AM
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Posted By rccardr

Here are a couple with Open Elite rims. Great...

Here are a couple with Open Elite rims. Great rims, build up nice and true, highly recommended....
09-27-21, 07:43 AM
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Posted By rccardr

It's pretty easy to spend over $1000 total to...

It's pretty easy to spend over $1000 total to come up with a pretty-darn-nice--but-not-unobtanium vintage bike.
The difference is whether those funds are spent totally on really nice parts, or half...
09-19-21, 11:54 AM
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Posted By rccardr

Correct. The San Cristobal mounted in Pelizzoli’s...

Correct. The San Cristobal mounted in Pelizzoli’s shop has a chrome fork. There’s a picture in my files somewhere from when we visited his shop in 2015.
And he was notoriously lax in putting model...
09-17-21, 12:28 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Nope, just LOTS of stiches to reattach two...

Nope, just LOTS of stiches to reattach two muscles to their respective ligaments/tendons. Total separations.
Had first PT session today, confirmed that it will likely be end of October before...
09-17-21, 07:17 AM
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Posted By rccardr

Sounds like a lot of fun, I'm jealous. Surgery...

Sounds like a lot of fun, I'm jealous.
Surgery went well last week, first PT session today.
Hope to be back on a bike by January!
09-16-21, 07:47 AM
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Posted By rccardr

Bought this about 10 years ago from Big Bossman,...

Bought this about 10 years ago from Big Bossman, if my memory is correct it was an '87.
Gorgeous bike but was never able to get really comfortable on it despite trying several different groups,...
09-16-21, 07:40 AM
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Posted By rccardr

Guilty as charged, had this since 2017. Carbon...

Guilty as charged, had this since 2017.
Carbon AND disc AND 11 speed:...
09-08-21, 08:51 PM
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Posted By rccardr

I believe I am well acquainted with the bicycle...

I believe I am well acquainted with the bicycle pictured above…
09-08-21, 01:06 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Interesting. I continue to be amazed at the...

Interesting.
I continue to be amazed at the flexibility of those old school front and rear derailleurs.
Couple of years ago used a Dura Ace 7400 FD & RD to shift a 50/28 crankset with a 13-28...
09-05-21, 12:15 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Delivered the weekly Parma News in the late 50’s...

Delivered the weekly Parma News in the late 50’s on foot. Community newspaper that asked for a voluntary dime a week, collected monthly. Needless to say, not many paid. On the other hand the...
09-03-21, 08:03 AM
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Posted By rccardr

Here's the link to 320 photos of Cino Heroica...

Here's the link to 320 photos of Cino Heroica 2021. Enjoy!

Cino Heroica 2021 | Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/193222933@N07/albums/72157719771667641)
09-01-21, 11:58 AM
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Posted By rccardr

As the second day came to a close: ...

As the second day came to a close:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/p8297417_7b188eec7838288680412631a14512090985459b.jpg
Matt and Scott enjoying their reward...
09-01-21, 11:54 AM
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Posted By rccardr

'Lunch' was actually opened around 10am to...

'Lunch' was actually opened around 10am to satisfy riders who started as early as 7...
09-01-21, 11:47 AM
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Posted By rccardr

Day Two: ...

Day Two:
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Day 2 started out very early with fluffy clouds but they soon blew...
08-31-21, 01:13 PM
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Posted By rccardr

After lunch, I drove 'sweep', picked up a very...

After lunch, I drove 'sweep', picked up a very tired SquirtDad, and headed to Hot Springs:...
08-31-21, 01:10 PM
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Posted By rccardr

The lunch spot was, as Dave put it,...

The lunch spot was, as Dave put it, "Jaw-dropping". Volunteers drove it all in, set it all up, and took it all down afterwards....
08-31-21, 01:04 PM
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Posted By rccardr

AS we climbed to higher elevations, the fog...

AS we climbed to higher elevations, the fog cleared off and we got some marvelous views of the landscape...
08-31-21, 01:02 PM
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Posted By rccardr

A very different Cino for me this year. Due to a...

A very different Cino for me this year. Due to a serious shoulder injury and impending surgery, was unable to rife but still wanted to attend and help out. As a result, less perspective of riders...
08-26-21, 07:36 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Scott, sad to hear that you won’t be at Cino this...

Scott, sad to hear that you won’t be at Cino this year. Always look forward to your company.

Meanwhile, The Official Shaker has been removed from The Bar and placed into the suitcase.
All I...
08-25-21, 12:29 PM
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Posted By rccardr

It’s official: I’ll be there this weekend! ...

It’s official: I’ll be there this weekend!
Surgery scheduled for September 9th.
Looking forward to seeing everyone and doing what I can to support in One Armed Man mode.
08-18-21, 12:38 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Got the word: surgery is required. So, will be...

Got the word: surgery is required. So, will be there but not riding.
Perhaps Dave will have me frying bacon or mixing Negronis!
08-18-21, 12:25 PM
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Posted By rccardr

If the RM 30 freehub spline pattern matches...

If the RM 30 freehub spline pattern matches yours, then buying the entire hub is a good idea You’llget ew cones, axles, seals, etc.
If not the same pattern, post a pic of thr spline pattern of...
08-16-21, 12:47 PM
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Posted By rccardr

MRI this am, Doc took a look and just called. ...

MRI this am, Doc took a look and just called. Torn rotator cuff, and not a partial.
He thinks I can ride, but have another meeting with him Weds am to discuss options.
PB, please do not uncross...
08-13-21, 07:49 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Am right with you there, Gaucho. Had a paddle...

Am right with you there, Gaucho. Had a paddle boarding incident several weeks ago, right shoulder got all squinched around in the wrong direction.
Ortho doc says nothing broken but all sorts of...
08-13-21, 06:57 AM
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Posted By rccardr

Had one of those several years ago. In fact,...

Had one of those several years ago. In fact, there were so few of them made in each size with the chromed seat lugs (about half were painted, I think) that the frame may be the same:
...
08-11-21, 12:30 PM
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Posted By rccardr

^^This. Plus, the housing loop for the RD is...

^^This.
Plus, the housing loop for the RD is way too long on each bike. Should be just long enough to make a smooth curve, that’s usually around a foot long.
Quality housing and quality cables...
08-08-21, 07:32 PM
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Posted By rccardr

I uglified an Eisentraught for my SiL to,use as a...

I uglified an Eisentraught for my SiL to,use as a train station bike, full Galli group and everything. Multiple coats of Rusto black, gray and rust red. Mismatched tires.
He used it for for four...
08-03-21, 12:21 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Thoughtful build at a good price, very solid...

Thoughtful build at a good price, very solid stuff. Look like Shimano BL -R400 brake levers.
I’d suggest you drop the bar angle a bit and shorten the rear cable loop, though.
GLWS!
07-29-21, 08:42 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Fill with slightly thickened Testors enamel, then...

Fill with slightly thickened Testors enamel, then wipe with a clean paper towel moistened (not soaked) with thinner. Voila!
07-29-21, 08:38 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Have a lot of bikes, and at 70 years old there’s...

Have a lot of bikes, and at 70 years old there’s only so much that equipment can do to help one keep up with a fast group (‘fast’ being subjective).
All of my racing style steel bikes are fast,...
07-27-21, 02:09 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Suspect those are W Cut teeth to assist in...

Suspect those are W Cut teeth to assist in shifting.
07-22-21, 07:22 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Similarly, spent a lovely two hours and seventeen...

Similarly, spent a lovely two hours and seventeen minutes riding 30 miles on the Fairfax Cross County Trail.
Some concrete, some asphalt, some gravel, but all shady and womderful.
None of the...
07-19-21, 05:27 AM
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Views: 577
Posted By rccardr

If I recall the OP's setup correctly, it's 6 or 7...

If I recall the OP's setup correctly, it's 6 or 7 speed UG Dura Ace.
DA 740X freehubs have a unique hub mounting system unlike any other Shimano freehub and also require a special tool.
Converting...
07-16-21, 06:44 AM
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Posted By rccardr

Agreed. I'd be tempted to purchase a HG cassette...

Agreed. I'd be tempted to purchase a HG cassette with a 32 big cog, break it down and select the ones I wanted to use.
Using a file or a Dremel with a cutoff wheel, widen the one small notch in...
07-15-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,812
Posted By rccardr

I’d take a serious look at Panaracer GK 32’s. On...

I’d take a serious look at Panaracer GK 32’s. On older narrow (but with hooks) rims, they’ll wind up somewhere around 30-31mm.
Vittoria Graphene 30’s are another possibility but not sure they would...
07-13-21, 06:47 AM
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Posted By rccardr

Likely the 83 Davidson. Right tool for the job...

Likely the 83 Davidson. Right tool for the job with 38's, but without the pictured front and rear rack.
...
07-13-21, 06:39 AM
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Posted By rccardr

Latest (and likely last) '87 Schwinn Tempo....

Latest (and likely last) '87 Schwinn Tempo. Columbus Tenax tubing, Dura Ace 10 speed, compact MT-550 crankset, Nitto stem and bars. Respray in Hugger Orange by Jack Trumbull at Franklin Frames....
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Posted By rccardr

'Price quotes' are easy. What a buyer actually...

'Price quotes' are easy. What a buyer actually pays for an item is often something else entirely.
Do you feel like you get a good deal on a nicely made bike? Only you can tell.
Could you sell it...
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Posted By rccardr

I’d say it’s worth what you recently paid for it....

I’d say it’s worth what you recently paid for it.
Willing, well educated and aware seller, enthusiastic and aggressive buyer. So, that’s market price.
07-09-21, 06:50 AM
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Posted By rccardr

If, as you say, it isn’t stuck in there or...

If, as you say, it isn’t stuck in there or anything, have you tried turning the frame upside down and giving it a couple of good bumps on the floor?
Who knows, might just slide right out…
07-08-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,528
Posted By rccardr

Wouldn’t mind seeing a few more pics of that...

Wouldn’t mind seeing a few more pics of that Battaglin…
07-07-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 21,495
Posted By rccardr

That’s a great idea. We could also Sharpie our...

That’s a great idea. We could also Sharpie our screen names on the race number plates, would make it easier to ID each other as we come across BF members on the ride.
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