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10-08-17, 08:03 PM
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Posted By urodacus

Interesting cranks and chain ring set up. and...

Interesting cranks and chain ring set up. and center pull brakes!

Enjoy!
07-30-17, 02:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,521
Posted By urodacus

if you rode crits in the 80s you may well have...

if you rode crits in the 80s you may well have been using 22 or 21 mm tires. or even 19s as i did on tracks.


and the fancy bikes would have basically zero clearance under the brake bridge.
03-21-16, 01:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,287
Posted By urodacus

I would not bother rechroming, just ride it as is...

I would not bother rechroming, just ride it as is and enjoy the patina. well, maybe new brake cables and pads. But no more!

A perfect beater right there...
05-10-15, 10:22 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,346
Posted By urodacus

Um, yes. That too. In the days before lawyer...

Um, yes. That too. In the days before lawyer tabs.
05-10-15, 10:12 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,346
Posted By urodacus

Riding home dead drunk from a gig many years ago,...

Riding home dead drunk from a gig many years ago, and saw two identical red BMWs parked side by side. Decided to ride right up the middle between them.


Hit a single BMW right smack in the...
05-05-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,919
Posted By urodacus

i'd just pump up the tires, clean the bike, lube...

i'd just pump up the tires, clean the bike, lube the chain, and be done with it.

Ride carefully for the first mile, then break the speed limit if things hold up.

Don't put a bunch of money into...
03-08-15, 09:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By urodacus

white bar tape, much as I hate it. tape must...

white bar tape, much as I hate it.

tape must match the saddle.

use the silver bars, not the copper/red alloy ones.



And please rotate the bars so the end of the drops is flat, not the...
01-29-15, 12:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,839
Posted By urodacus

Regal saddle, often recovered.

Regal saddle, often recovered.
01-21-15, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,159
Posted By urodacus

So, you're the ones who stole my iPod. Even the...

So, you're the ones who stole my iPod. Even the Eno.
12-07-14, 07:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,914
Posted By urodacus

Hey, I know this is C&V, but if you're carrying...

Hey, I know this is C&V, but if you're carrying more than fit into the three pockets on your jersey, then you're carrying too much.
11-18-14, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,022
Posted By urodacus

A colleague has left his Bianchi Euro out in the...

A colleague has left his Bianchi Euro out in the elements in a seafront house in Okinawa for several years (think typhoons, salt, and 100% humidity), and Yes, both his BB cups have corroded into the...
11-18-14, 09:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,878
Posted By urodacus

Of course changing the bars for another style has...

Of course changing the bars for another style has a massive impact: that's geometry for you.

But without changing geometry, replacing your OEM wheels with a lightweight tubular wheelset will give...
10-29-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,756
Posted By urodacus

my Sarroni cost me $780 Australian in late 1983...

my Sarroni cost me $780 Australian in late 1983 from Europa Cycles in Sydney, frame alone (but included reaming seat tube, facing head tube and BB, thread chasing in BB). About $1000 all up, with...
10-21-14, 07:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,430
Posted By urodacus

Meh. most of my bottles are 10 years or more. ...

Meh. most of my bottles are 10 years or more. Replace em when they break. Who cares about that black gunk that's hard to wash off the inside of the spout and the bottom?

the most important...
10-16-14, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5,355
Views: 411,139
Posted By urodacus

AgainOT, but we've been waiting at least 2 months...

AgainOT, but we've been waiting at least 2 months for this since our local store stopped carrying this (on base BX).

and we have 6 cats, and nothing else works anywhere near as well.

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10-11-14, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By urodacus

That's a very shiny seatpost!

That's a very shiny seatpost!
09-30-14, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,339
Posted By urodacus

It's a Ken Evans. His logo and his brake bridge...

It's a Ken Evans. His logo and his brake bridge and fork crown.

He used Cinelli brackets and Campagnolo dropouts/fork ends. Edit: on at least some of his bikes... as QV points out below.
09-26-14, 07:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,718
Posted By urodacus

I did for years, especially when racing and...

I did for years, especially when racing and riding in Taiwan (with altitude: very useful when climbing to 10,000 feet often enough). But not since the last VDO MC1.0 died a couple of years ago.
...
09-25-14, 07:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,652
Posted By urodacus

Giro Brancale from 1985 or so. (not my photo)...

Giro Brancale from 1985 or so.
(not my photo)






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09-11-14, 07:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,659
Posted By urodacus

You shouldn't wear your jersey under your bibs. ...

You shouldn't wear your jersey under your bibs.

Just saying.
08-14-14, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,374
Posted By urodacus

SL? superleggera?

SL? superleggera?
06-17-14, 05:53 AM
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Views: 23,672
Posted By urodacus

52/15 fixed on the flats. 42/17 SS commuter....

52/15 fixed on the flats.

42/17 SS commuter. I have hills.
06-17-14, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,352
Posted By urodacus

Shimano HG-50 or KMC X8 99 or 93 chains. miles...

Shimano HG-50 or KMC X8 99 or 93 chains. miles of single speed on both.
06-17-14, 01:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,436
Posted By urodacus

Looks like the seatpost even saw some grease at...

Looks like the seatpost even saw some grease at some point or another.

But you'd better pull it and re-lube just to be sure.
04-07-14, 01:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,583
Posted By urodacus

Nah.

Nah.
03-28-14, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,553
Posted By urodacus

Um? Oxygen?

Um? Oxygen?
03-10-14, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,352
Posted By urodacus

Hey, sorry the tongue-in-cheekness of my comment...

Hey, sorry the tongue-in-cheekness of my comment didn't make it all the way across.

but going the 1x7 route is a great idea. that Giant is reasonably heavy so you'd love a bit of range to cope...
03-10-14, 04:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,352
Posted By urodacus

So, instead of filing the vertical dropouts to...

So, instead of filing the vertical dropouts to get a good chain length, just add some track ends by welding on a couple pieces of flat bar and slotting them. Should be a ten minute job. no need to...
01-22-14, 05:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,146
Posted By urodacus

Children, or child services. Oughta be a law...

Children, or child services.

Oughta be a law against that.
12-29-13, 09:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,708
Posted By urodacus

where's the recommend button?

where's the recommend button?
12-22-13, 08:59 AM
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Views: 122,906
Posted By urodacus

WTF is up with those spokes?

WTF is up with those spokes?
12-22-13, 08:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,878
Posted By urodacus

Hmm. Honest opinion: that bike's way too small...

Hmm. Honest opinion: that bike's way too small for me.

and tension your B screw.
10-12-12, 07:41 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 17,036
Posted By urodacus

He's not an ass. can you say **** on this...

He's not an ass. can you say **** on this website?
04-04-12, 04:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,529
Posted By urodacus

It doesn't have fancy lugs or crimped tubes or...

It doesn't have fancy lugs or crimped tubes or chromed stays, etc. definitely a cheaper Zunow, and it's got a lot of drive side chain stay rust to boot.

And those paint jobs are hard to duplicate...
04-01-12, 07:33 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,777
Posted By urodacus

my oldest steel frame is my Colnago, circa 1983,...

my oldest steel frame is my Colnago, circa 1983, with at least 200,000 km on it.

I rode that frame as much and as hard as humanly possible for 25 years, and I still ride it hard occasionally now...
06-02-11, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By urodacus

i commute (17 miles, less than an hour with a...

i commute (17 miles, less than an hour with a lot of climbing) on my 7 kg carbon thingie, or the Zunow if the weather is good... the Colnago singlespeed is for the weekend slow rides with the...
05-05-11, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13,464
Views: 2,686,490
Posted By urodacus

thanks for the information. no wonder i've never...

thanks for the information. no wonder i've never seen one.
05-05-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13,464
Views: 2,686,490
Posted By urodacus

hmm realestvin: some would say Way too many! ...

hmm realestvin: some would say Way too many!

nice smoke flamed Guerciotti too.

Can you tell us more about the Morgul-Bismark?
Forum: Foo
05-02-11, 08:43 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,361
Posted By urodacus

http://i.imgur.com/1krKD.png

http://i.imgur.com/1krKD.png
05-02-11, 08:28 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 70,516
Posted By urodacus

Okinawa. not many of us out here.

Okinawa. not many of us out here.
12-31-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,244
Posted By urodacus

Hmm. Bars not level at their end...

Hmm.

Bars not level at their end sections/?

Brake cables and housings too long?

Left brake connects to front instead of right lever controls front brake?
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By urodacus

Pentaglia. maybe 1990? about $500

Pentaglia. maybe 1990? about $500
09-28-10, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By urodacus

Thank you for your reply, and my apologies,...

Thank you for your reply, and my apologies, Ricohman and others, for the long delay. Been laid up with a bad neck and herniated disc, and no real riding since December.
08-30-10, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,742
Posted By urodacus

they still make good glue, too. and I added...

they still make good glue, too.

and I added a few names to the Japan bikes wiki page
08-30-10, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By urodacus

could one use the same approach for spot or...

could one use the same approach for spot or scratch marks on an otherwise tired but OK finish (1988 Zunow in pearl white)?

i have been slowly restoring her and don't want to go the whole hog and...
07-28-10, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By urodacus

GTFOOH! You originally lived in Mexico City,...

GTFOOH!

You originally lived in Mexico City, right?
07-24-10, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,556
Posted By urodacus

I bought a fake bike once. I stopped riding...

I bought a fake bike once. I stopped riding because people tell me i look really stupid riding a walrus.
06-06-10, 06:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,922
Posted By urodacus

Coppi, Indurain, and Pantani. Well, maybe a...

Coppi, Indurain, and Pantani.

Well, maybe a little
01-26-10, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By urodacus

Holt makes a product for coating (thereby...

Holt makes a product for coating (thereby defogging) headlamp covers and various other car lenses. Should work on reflectors too.
01-14-10, 05:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,147
Posted By urodacus

Seconded! What we REALLY need is a five-arm...

Seconded! What we REALLY need is a five-arm puller.
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