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07-02-20, 02:13 PM
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Posted By robertorolfo

Ok. Urban, rural, suburban? All weather?

Ok. Urban, rural, suburban? All weather?
07-02-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 541
Posted By robertorolfo

Hey, horses for courses. Everyone has their own...

Hey, horses for courses. Everyone has their own style, and that's cool. I only give the black bar tape/black saddle crowd a hard time if they are doing it as a conservative choice, rather than some...
07-02-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,154
Posted By robertorolfo

This. OP, pick one (I'd say the one you are...

This.

OP, pick one (I'd say the one you are least likely to find for sale again anytime soon) and start riding it. You will not know what is "perfect", or what you really want, until you start...
07-02-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 541
Posted By robertorolfo

The Loto photographs well, but up close it has...

The Loto photographs well, but up close it has plenty of little imperfections... perfect for carefree and hard riding. I'd definitely be down for an appropriately socially distanced vintage ride or...
07-01-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 541
Posted By robertorolfo

Thanks for all the feedback. Always interesting...

Thanks for all the feedback. Always interesting to hear what people think.



Thanks for the offer. That is some fancy looking tape, and $35 (which is what a quick google shows) is usually more...
07-01-20, 01:04 PM
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Views: 15,776
Posted By robertorolfo

iper=hyper

iper=hyper
07-01-20, 10:15 AM
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Views: 541
Posted By robertorolfo

What Color Bar Tape?

Just to make things a little easier, I'm not going to ask you to identify a rusty old frame, I just want to hear people's opinions on the best color of bar tape to use.

I recently received the...
07-01-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By robertorolfo

Nothing to contribute, just want to thank juvela...

Nothing to contribute, just want to thank juvela for all of this knowledge he is sharing... (and hopefully he isn't Juventino)
06-29-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 199,261
Posted By robertorolfo

Oh man, so sorry to hear that. I hope you heal up...

Oh man, so sorry to hear that. I hope you heal up and can get back on the bike as soon as possible.
06-29-20, 05:09 PM
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Views: 199,261
Posted By robertorolfo

Oh, I mean, if you wanted to offload that Tecno...

Oh, I mean, if you wanted to offload that Tecno frame to concentrate on the SP, it might not be the worst idea ever...
06-29-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,906
Posted By robertorolfo

Oh no, did I miss the Tommasini? I didn't see it...

Oh no, did I miss the Tommasini? I didn't see it there...
06-26-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 901
Posted By robertorolfo

Hmmm, I just got a promo email featuring that...

Hmmm, I just got a promo email featuring that bike, from one of the British websites. Coincidence?
06-26-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By robertorolfo

I see what you are saying, but it's also not...

I see what you are saying, but it's also not particularly complicated to simply follow a diagram indicating which spacers go where...



The cassettes now come on a plastic spline that is used...
06-26-20, 10:45 AM
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Posted By robertorolfo

Never even thought of that. If you want to use...

Never even thought of that. If you want to use two front calipers... genius!
06-26-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,906
Posted By robertorolfo

Not at all. Ride around NYC enough and it will...

Not at all. Ride around NYC enough and it will simply be an observation...

But if this person thinks their bike looks cool, they obviously have no clue because that stem is horrific...
06-26-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 909
Posted By robertorolfo

Maybe find something that is tough, but will also...

Maybe find something that is tough, but will also have great ride quality. Basically, anything in Columbus Aelle, Chromor (Matrix), Thron, SP, SPX...
06-24-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By robertorolfo

I like this post.

I like this post.
06-24-20, 01:43 PM
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Views: 4,000
Posted By robertorolfo

Never heard that name for it before, but it's...

Never heard that name for it before, but it's perfect. Did you come up with that?



Yes, assuming the cables and routing are fine, if you are getting a click but no shift, it's probably a...
06-24-20, 12:37 PM
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Posted By robertorolfo

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

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06-24-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By robertorolfo

Did a quick search for something in Italian, but...

Did a quick search for something in Italian, but only a few references to a bike trail in Switzerland.



Some things never change...
06-24-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By robertorolfo

Well, if it's a moving part, especially one with...

Well, if it's a moving part, especially one with bearings, then Campagnolo has to make a superior version, right? I'm kidding, but I have always wondered why got out of the seatpost game, and never...
06-24-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By robertorolfo

You mean you have performed the valuable and...

You mean you have performed the valuable and service of pre-stretching them for easy installation? This is akin to aging a fine wine in a cellar. Kudos to you...
06-24-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,297
Posted By robertorolfo

Thanks so much for taking the time to follow up,...

Thanks so much for taking the time to follow up, and you definitely don't have to apologize for the delay.

First things first, I did check the frame alignment before I built it up, using the...
06-24-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,031
Posted By robertorolfo

I don't follow

I don't follow
06-24-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,031
Posted By robertorolfo

There are almost too may "bad ebay buys" to list....

There are almost too may "bad ebay buys" to list. Tons of places selling new, current production items for over double the price of other online sources (or even other ebay listings). Those are truly...
06-23-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6,401
Views: 551,249
Posted By robertorolfo

Ha, I actually didn't intend to accumulate a...

Ha, I actually didn't intend to accumulate a bunch of Bassos, it just sort of happened (they tend to be priced rather reasonably). So now I'm dipping my toes into other waters. Gotta say that I like...
06-23-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,031
Posted By robertorolfo

Serious or joking?

Serious or joking?
06-23-20, 09:07 AM
06-22-20, 01:41 PM
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Views: 196,408
Posted By robertorolfo

"His mamma name him Clay, I'm gonna call him...

"His mamma name him Clay, I'm gonna call him clay..."
06-22-20, 01:14 PM
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Posted By robertorolfo

New project. Didn't arrive exactly like this, but...

New project. Didn't arrive exactly like this, but after a thorough cleaning and waxing/polishing......
06-22-20, 01:01 PM
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Views: 199,261
Posted By robertorolfo

I saw that posting on ebay, and I'm glad it went...

I saw that posting on ebay, and I'm glad it went to a forum member. I wouldn't worry too much about the lack of bosses and panto. It looks great. Now you just have to sell the Dura Ace stuff and...
06-21-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By robertorolfo

The design is fine. It just depends on users...

The design is fine. It just depends on users doing things properly, which shouldn't be too much to ask. At least in theory.

But even with some wear to the groves of the bar and stem, if you match...
06-18-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By robertorolfo

I've been there before, and I also had to order a...

I've been there before, and I also had to order a separate step-down. The ones I found were cheap, so I ordered a couple of different styles and went with the one that fit best, but I don't remember...
06-17-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,474
Posted By robertorolfo

Thanks for all the info on the polishing. ...

Thanks for all the info on the polishing.

Sorry to hear about the paint issue and even more sorry to hear about your grandfather in the ICU (I couldn't "like" your post with that part in it). I...
06-17-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,374
Posted By robertorolfo

Yes, here in the city there are a lot of road...

Yes, here in the city there are a lot of road style bikes being used as single-speeds, but that's nothing new as they have always been favored by hipsters (that invariably drive the prices up).
...
06-16-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,374
Posted By robertorolfo

So 'hard to find,' which was one of the reasons I...

So 'hard to find,' which was one of the reasons I stated.

And the issue with AliExpress and the like is that they are a crap-shoot. You could get something decent, or you could get something...
06-16-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,429
Posted By robertorolfo

Well, you claimed that 40 year old bikes were...

Well, you claimed that 40 year old bikes were "very much c&v," drawing comparisons to "old" and vintage products that only have value as non-functioning nostalgia. I can't agree. A 40 year old race...
06-16-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 666
Posted By robertorolfo

My father's bike has an Avocet (not sure which...

My father's bike has an Avocet (not sure which model), but it is super comfy. I also find the Vetta models to be quite comfortable when positioned right.
06-15-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,429
Posted By robertorolfo

Finished in the top 10 of a crit last year riding...

Finished in the top 10 of a crit last year riding decidely 80's tre-tubi framed bike. The next race I used something more modern and aluminum, and it didn't make a difference. The bike had virtually...
06-15-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,813
Posted By robertorolfo

Well, I obviously voted for Lotus, although I...

Well, I obviously voted for Lotus, although I don't have much experience with the other brands. My Lotus Unique was what got me started with the C&V bug, and I especially liked that is was a Long...
06-15-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,322
Posted By robertorolfo

I just bought a $300 frame that I definitely,...

I just bought a $300 frame that I definitely, 100% didn't need and didn't even know I wanted. On top of that, it's a crap-shoot. It could be something special, or it could be junk. I'll eventually...
06-15-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,297
Posted By robertorolfo

This is an interesting idea. I wouldn't have...

This is an interesting idea. I wouldn't have thought to swing the tail the other way, since the clearance was so tight and the pivot point is at the front, but maybe I'll check it out in the future....
06-15-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,297
Posted By robertorolfo

Thanks for posting this. Even if most of the...

Thanks for posting this. Even if most of the steps are listed in the various instruction manuals/videos, the added commentary and explanation helps to clarify steps and instructions that might be a...
06-15-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,374
Posted By robertorolfo

This! Unless it's something super basic or hard...

This! Unless it's something super basic or hard to find, it's just not worth getting junk from the far east, and encouraging the junk market...



I know there are people that think negative...
06-14-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,146
Posted By robertorolfo

The Lotus Super Pro Aero was very aero, as you...

The Lotus Super Pro Aero was very aero, as you can see here: Super Pro Aero (http://www.vintagelotusbicycles.com/Super_Pro__Aero_.html)

http://www.vintagelotusbicycles.com/images/21811841_dl3v.jpg...
06-14-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,474
Posted By robertorolfo

Lovely work here. Can you provide a little...

Lovely work here.

Can you provide a little more info on your specific method for restoring the chrome fork? Everyone seems to do it slightly differently. You mentioned sanding? Wet? Then what did...
06-13-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By robertorolfo

Next in line for the Campagnolo wrenches

Next in line for the Campagnolo wrenches
06-13-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By robertorolfo

This thread is great, but unfortunately I don't...

This thread is great, but unfortunately I don't have anything to contribute.

Worst luck so far was buying a bike off of CL for what was a pretty good price, only to discover that the top tube had...
06-13-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By robertorolfo

There is a big difference between public and...

There is a big difference between public and private right now. I'm not advocating for one or the other, but it's the current reality. DHL will have your stuff to you in a few days (at least in most...
06-13-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,371
Posted By robertorolfo

And if you were in the better borough (aka...

And if you were in the better borough (aka Queens), I'd tell you to come on over as well. After working on motorcycles, I prefer to use a torque wrench whenever possible. That said, I don't have a...
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