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06-16-19, 06:31 PM
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Posted By horatio

Interested in the RD. PM coming.

Interested in the RD. PM coming.
06-16-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By horatio

I must admit I haven't watched the video. Normal...

I must admit I haven't watched the video. Normal is different for each of us.
06-16-19, 05:24 AM
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Views: 567
Posted By horatio

Since when does 50 y.o. equate to "elderly"? :D ...

Since when does 50 y.o. equate to "elderly"? :D

Although my 20-something kids say I'm old. I once thought of 40-something as old. It's all relative, I suppose. Mental age and physical age never...
06-15-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By horatio

Oh, I'm all for incremental improvement! Most...

Oh, I'm all for incremental improvement! Most training books seem geared toward competitive athletes: recreational riders, not so much. I have, or at least had, a book on endurance riding. IIRC, the...
06-15-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 987
Posted By horatio

Had a very large semi hauling sod patiently wait...

Had a very large semi hauling sod patiently wait to pass me on a secondary road this morning. All the drivers gave me a wide berth today, most passing into the far lane as they came around. Every day...
06-15-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,349
Posted By horatio

Thanks for the link! I'll keep this in mind for...

Thanks for the link! I'll keep this in mind for when I get the '82 Gap repainted.
06-15-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By horatio

Just got back from my standard shakedown route....

Just got back from my standard shakedown route. The Ciocc has a really nice ride, comparable to the DeRosa and Gap, even though much larger. I had the typical headwind, but used my regular gear...
06-15-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By horatio

I'm not much of a slave to fashion, but I do like...

I'm not much of a slave to fashion, but I do like cycling clothes over regular shorts and t-shirts. And clipless pedals, of course. The rat traps are just for convenience at the moment.



That's...
06-15-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By horatio

Ready for trial ride on my "standard" route. I...

Ready for trial ride on my "standard" route. I changed the angle to compare with the Raleigh Pro. Saddles are same height now. What say the BF crowd re: seat post? Definitely less than a "fistfull"...
06-15-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By horatio

Great score! Congrats. Can't beat that price!...

Great score! Congrats. Can't beat that price! Every Bianchi I see on the area CLs is WAY overpriced. Must be the paint. lol
06-14-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 686
Posted By horatio

If this hospital is like most, they will send you...

If this hospital is like most, they will send you a customer satisfaction survey. Then you can rip her a new one, so to speak. You also have social media at your disposal. They donít like bad...
06-14-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,228
Posted By horatio

Sweet! Where's the throttle?

Sweet! Where's the throttle?
06-14-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 987
Posted By horatio

I take the lane when approaching a stop sign, but...

I take the lane when approaching a stop sign, but drivers still pass me occasionally, before reaching the intersection. I don’t get it.
06-13-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By horatio

Cool. Livin' the dream, no doubt.

Cool. Livin' the dream, no doubt.
06-13-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By horatio

I thought those might be Sora STIs, just wasn't...

I thought those might be Sora STIs, just wasn't sure. Do they play well with the 105 RD?
06-13-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By horatio

Yes, the TT is "shortish": 57cm. That was one of...

Yes, the TT is "shortish": 57cm. That was one of the reasons I decided to try it. Reach should be identical to my other bikes. The only thing that bugs me is the look of short stems. Kinda spoils the...
06-12-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By horatio

Ciocc build experiment

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Welcome to my "monster" build experiment, based on the Ciocc Designer 84...
06-11-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By horatio

I came across this book while searching for...

I came across this book while searching for Cycling Past 50. Gonna buy the Kindle version soon.
06-11-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By horatio

Good advice. Thanks. I'm still planning the...

Good advice. Thanks.

I'm still planning the work-out specifics, and it may be awhile before I can buy a power meter, so I'll probably work on increasing endurance for now. The HRM should help with...
06-10-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 874
Posted By horatio

Well done, sir!:thumb:

Well done, sir!:thumb:
06-10-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By horatio

I'm thinking of getting a Lezyne Super soon. How...

I'm thinking of getting a Lezyne Super soon. How do you like yours?

I reviewed my notes about the Paris Mtn rides. My legs gave out year one and my lungs year two, so I had that reversed in my...
06-10-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By horatio

Yes, I'll admit the gears are probably not (yet)...

Yes, I'll admit the gears are probably not (yet) low enough, but a new cassette should fix that. The SIX has a compact crankset, and I may have an 11-28 cassette stashed away somewhere. I was using a...
06-09-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By horatio

Good food for thought. The intervals I mentioned...

Good food for thought. The intervals I mentioned were brief, five each of 30 and 60 seconds, last Monday. I was using my HRM and speed as well as perceived effort, mainly as a test session. I still...
06-09-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By horatio

Approaching 60... and learning all over again

Well, it's not that I'm desperate, but I hit the big 6-0 in two weeks, and I'm getting back into regular cycling after a six-year hiatus. My long-term goal is to get into great shape prior to...
06-09-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,927
Posted By horatio

Mavic had a killer RD in the late 80s, right? And...

Mavic had a killer RD in the late 80s, right? And if IIRC, werenít Mavic the first to produce electronic shifting? Were they just ahead of their time?
06-09-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By horatio

Or a violinist!

Or a violinist!
06-09-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By horatio

Yes, he nailed it, although Iím not sure which of...

Yes, he nailed it, although Iím not sure which of my bikes would be the last to get rid of. Probably the DeRosa. Maybe the Raleigh Professional.

Iím sure the female equivalent is clothing and/or...
06-08-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,927
Posted By horatio

It was just this particular bike that piqued my...

It was just this particular bike that piqued my curiosity, since it was specíd with NR and Italian bits in the catalog. Iím aware that dealers will substitute parts and sell the take-offs for better...
06-08-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,927
Posted By horatio

No bike shops near me when I was a kid, living in...

No bike shops near me when I was a kid, living in the boonies of SC, but there was a Schwinn dealer (also a Honda motorcycle dealer) about 30 miles from my home. Dad would occasionally go and look at...
06-08-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,927
Posted By horatio

I would if I bought the bike it’s hung on. :D ...

I would if I bought the bike it’s hung on. :D

Just checked fleeBay and only found a few ‘73 DA bits: couple RDs and brake caliper sets. One headset. One FD cage. No cranksets. One set of brake...
06-08-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,927
Posted By horatio

So, youíd be willing to buy a Ď73 DA groupset...

So, youíd be willing to buy a Ď73 DA groupset from me if I had one?
06-08-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By horatio

I know where you can get a Lambert Professional,...

I know where you can get a Lambert Professional, predecessor of the Viscount!
06-08-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,927
Posted By horatio

I was expecting similar shifting qualities when I...

I was expecting similar shifting qualities when I bought the Raleigh Pro, but my stock NR RD handles 28 teeth cogs with no trouble and shifts as well as my Shimano 600 RD. I've only used six or...
06-08-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,927
Posted By horatio

Shimano was definitely a game-changer, like...

Shimano was definitely a game-changer, like Toyota. BTW, I absolutely LOVE my Shimano 6000-series groupset, even with non-aero brake levers. Can't imagine how Dura Ace 6XXX could be better, except...
06-08-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,927
Posted By horatio

Yes, I'm aware. Sorry for the typo. I've been...

Yes, I'm aware. Sorry for the typo. I've been unable to edit the thread title.



Thanks. This is what I suspected.

​​​​​​​BTW, it's spelled "performance." :D
06-08-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,927
Posted By horatio

Well, that's hard to argue with, but I was...

Well, that's hard to argue with, but I was discussing first generation Dura Ace, not something from the 1980s that competed with Super Record.

The 1973 edition:

...
06-08-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,927
Posted By horatio

Did the mid-70s edition cranks look like SR...

Did the mid-70s edition cranks look like SR copies?
06-08-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,927
Posted By horatio

IIRC, it was common to swap out brake levers and...

IIRC, it was common to swap out brake levers and brakes for DA side pulls BITD.

What I've gleaned from some threads is early DA does not have the same monetary value as NR. Is this accurate?
06-08-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,927
Posted By horatio

Early Dura Ace vs Nuovo Record

How does DA from the Ď70s compare? I have some exposure to NR, thanks to the Raleigh Pro, but none with high-end Shimano of that era. Iíve come across a nice-looking mid-70s bike equipped with DA,...
06-08-19, 01:13 AM
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Posted By horatio

Thanks for the info. Fork is still in the bike,...

Thanks for the info. Fork is still in the bike, on the repair stand. Would they be easier to bend out of the frame?
06-07-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5,313
Views: 400,753
Posted By horatio

Itís for my Ď70 model Professional, which Iím...

Itís for my Ď70 model Professional, which Iím told came with the anniversary badge. Got this one on fleaBay.
06-06-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By horatio

So, what's the asking price?

So, what's the asking price?
06-05-19, 05:53 PM
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Posted By horatio

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-04-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,327
Posted By horatio

Early to mid-80s Super Record Early to mid-80s...

Early to mid-80s Super Record
Early to mid-80s Shimano 600 (post arabesque, pre-indexed)

Both non-aero brake cables.
06-03-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,319
Posted By horatio

Not likely. He has two Ironmans (Ironmen?) ;)

Not likely. He has two Ironmans (Ironmen?) ;)
06-03-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By horatio

That's a beauty. Halfway for me would be...

That's a beauty. Halfway for me would be somewhere in Colorado. GLWS.
06-03-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 559
Posted By horatio

Sweet, but it's not listed in your collection. ...

Sweet, but it's not listed in your collection.

Two votes for the Davidson. No love for Serotta?
06-03-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 559
Posted By horatio

OK. That's one for the Davidson.

OK. That's one for the Davidson.
06-03-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 559
Posted By horatio

Now that's funny! But seriously, I thought...

Now that's funny! But seriously, I thought Cervelo was the dentists' brand. :D
06-03-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 559
Posted By horatio

Serotta Nova vs Davidson Impulse

If one had the opportunity to buy either, (but not both!) and each fit, which would you choose and why? One is mostly Dura Ace 8-speed, one is mostly SunTour 7-speed. Both have mis-matched wheels....
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