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Forum: Africa
02-09-17, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,419
Posted By lotek

Having lived in South Africa for 5 years I'd say...

Having lived in South Africa for 5 years I'd say it's a must do. Lots of varied terrain from flat coastal to mountainous roads.
Road bike? not a problem RSA has pretty good roads. Offroad? the...
Replies: 26
Views: 2,725
Posted By lotek

I'd ask the seller for more detailed pictures of...

I'd ask the seller for more detailed pictures of the lugwork etc. before making any decision.
if it is a 3Rensho then the frame is worth the $800 regardless of what it's wearing
12-13-16, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By lotek

only $53,000 plus change. and just think of...

only $53,000 plus change.
and just think of the money you'll save by not having to buy sand for your sandblaster.
12-07-16, 10:28 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,626
Posted By lotek

I'd have to say my 1974(ish) Zieleman, it rides...

I'd have to say my 1974(ish) Zieleman, it rides like a dream, quick and responsive but soaks up road chatter and bumps like it has shocks.
I guess that's due to Ko building bikes to ride northern...
12-02-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,964
Posted By lotek

RIP Coleman. another entry in my 2016 sucks...

RIP Coleman.

another entry in my 2016 sucks file.
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By lotek

1984 Pogliaghi Pista

I'm thinking of selling my Pog Pista and wanted some ideas of value from the community that I really respect.

Some details:
Bike was bought for Eddie Salas an Australian Olympic rider. I don't...
08-17-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,624
Posted By lotek

Obviously you weren't here in the Pokey era. he'd...

Obviously you weren't here in the Pokey era. he'd usually answer something to the effect of the bike is a gas pipe special and deserves to be put out of it's misery, the components are crap, it's not...
08-17-16, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 871
Posted By lotek

Be safe, watch out for snakes, fire ants,...

Be safe,
watch out for snakes, fire ants, gators and other displaced wildlife.

Marty
08-15-16, 01:41 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,624
Posted By lotek

Is WD40 a good chain lube?

Is WD40 a good chain lube?
08-15-16, 11:55 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,624
Posted By lotek

yes that may be true, but I want to know which is...

yes that may be true, but I want to know which is faster Orange or blue?
08-15-16, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By lotek

I don't have any evidence anecdotal or not on...

I don't have any evidence anecdotal or not on numbers of bikes sold for any of the marques you mention, with the exception of Bianchi (and possibly Merckx) they're all small builders (relatively)...
08-15-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By lotek

Nice find. I really like those early Serottas. ...

Nice find. I really like those early Serottas.
I had a Nova Special that was a little small for me so I sold it on (after putting thousands of miles on it).
Bike rode and handled like a dream, I...
08-15-16, 07:30 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 30,232
Posted By lotek

Not a recent read but We Were Young and Carefree...

Not a recent read but We Were Young and Carefree by Laurent Fignon is an excellent read.
I gained quite a lot of respect for 'Le Professor' after reading this one, doping history or not.

marty
08-15-16, 07:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,624
Posted By lotek

I for one do not think this is Foo Fodder... ...

I for one do not think this is Foo Fodder...

my entry: Which color is faster, orange or colnago blue?
03-11-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,033
Posted By lotek

learned to 'challenge' myself, and learn a new...

learned to 'challenge' myself, and learn a new skill.
I continue to build because there's something very Zen like about lacing wheels for me,
it's immensely relaxing and satisfying.

Marty
03-02-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,787
Posted By lotek

Non-Fixie. Jan de Reus was a dutch builder...

Non-Fixie.

Jan de Reus was a dutch builder from Zwanenburg, near Amsterdam.
never heard of a Belgian Reus.

Marty
02-29-16, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By lotek

I think I might have one I'm not using will need...

I think I might have one I'm not using will need to check my spares and check storage if it's not in my 'bike room'

will let you know shortly.

Marty
02-24-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,621
Posted By lotek

I first met Brian at the first NAHBS (2005? the...

I first met Brian at the first NAHBS (2005? the photo Chuck posted on page one), after that he and I used to trade emails and he was my
go to guy for information about Mario Confente for a while, he...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-16, 01:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,815
Posted By lotek

And on a somewhat different note, I once got...

And on a somewhat different note, I once got stopped for speeding on my bike in Arlington National Cemetery, got a warning from the MPs.
I do know of some folks who got speeding tickets for doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,815
Posted By lotek

I think that a lot of you are missing the point...

I think that a lot of you are missing the point here.
Am I mad at this guy? yeah.
Are my feelings heightened because it was my mother's funeral? probably.
is this a massive misunderstanding? I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-16, 05:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,815
Posted By lotek

Out of 6000+ funerals in Jax yearly I'm sure...

Out of 6000+ funerals in Jax yearly I'm sure there are quite a few processions, and no offense taken.
The police escort was outstanding and we did move smoothly the seven miles. I noticed a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,815
Posted By lotek

Open Letter to a Jacksonville Florida rider

I sincerely hope that whoever you are you had a good long ride up
San Jose Blvd without having to bother with minor annoyances like traffic lights, cross
traffic and being passed by other vehicles....
Forum: Southeast
02-09-16, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 865
Posted By lotek

Open letter to a Jacksonville Florida rider

I sincerely hope that whoever you are you had a good long ride up
San Jose Blvd without having to bother with minor annoyances like traffic lights, cross
traffic and being passed by other vehicles....
02-03-16, 05:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,533
Posted By lotek

Matt, sent pm I'm in Marty

Matt, sent pm I'm in

Marty
01-13-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,996
Posted By lotek

Personally I would stay away from Campy Indexed....

Personally I would stay away from Campy Indexed. Go Ergo.
I had Chorus 8 spd gruppo on my Serotta and if functioned flawlessly.
08-10-15, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By lotek

if its mild it can possibly be rolled out and the...

if its mild it can possibly be rolled out and the frame realligned.
Not sure where in the midwest you are but find a local frame builder and bring the frame to him/her for evaluation.
If it's...
08-10-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By lotek

Bigwoo, Possibly not Italian, but Belgian?...

Bigwoo,

Possibly not Italian, but Belgian? AMPE shop in Houte ?
House brand is Ampello....
the only thing I see is rebranded Concorde bikes.
maybe our Dutch or Belgian contingent can comment...
08-10-15, 09:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,316
Posted By lotek

have a nicely aged pair of Clement Paris...

have a nicely aged pair of Clement Paris Roubaix's I need to put new base tape on,
they're reserved for my DeRosa on FIR rims, campy low flange hubs.

Seta Extras? I wish. could have bought about...
08-10-15, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,316
Posted By lotek

DeRosa needs tubulars, FIR or Fiamme or Nisi...

DeRosa needs tubulars, FIR or Fiamme or Nisi rims.... and clement seta extra tires.
08-05-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7,700
Views: 3,947,519
Posted By lotek

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae0nwSv6cTU ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae0nwSv6cTU

and
Steve Khan The Blue Man[/]
Miles Davis [u]*****e's Brew and Star People
08-04-15, 12:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,418
Posted By lotek

Outstanding post. my candidate for post of the...

Outstanding post. my candidate for post of the year....
Wonder if your grandfather knew Ted Ernst who posts on classic Rendezvous and still runs a shop in California (and is still riding).

Marty
08-04-15, 08:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,841
Posted By lotek

I'd go with either Navy Blue or Yellow as...

I'd go with either Navy Blue or Yellow as suggested.
Verktyg - the stem on thsi Gitane, Pivo?
I'd suggest check for cracks in the stem.

Marty
08-04-15, 07:58 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 29,734
Posted By lotek

My take on it is 'it's not about the bike' but...

My take on it is 'it's not about the bike' but more in the spirit of riding pre indexing, pre clipless pedals etc (i.e. what WE prefer on our old bikes).
While I don't think I'd personally buy...
07-24-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,287
Posted By lotek

I always thought that was the model V37? cool...

I always thought that was the model V37?
cool bike, not sure how I like the modern bits on it, but I don't hate it.....
07-22-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 62,311
Posted By lotek

that's because of this guy: ...

that's because of this guy:
http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/american-flyers.jpg

Photo courtesy Pezcyclingnews.com
07-22-15, 10:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,338
Posted By lotek

C'est vrai !!!

C'est vrai !!!
07-22-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,338
Posted By lotek

Look, someone has to say it. It's a Colnago,...

Look, someone has to say it.
It's a Colnago, it should be wearing Campagnolo....
No disrespect to the Shimano stuff (I'm not nearly the campy snob I pretend to be), it just doesn't make it....
07-17-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,449
Posted By lotek

Yes I lauded the Espresso, great tire. Supposed...

Yes I lauded the Espresso, great tire. Supposed to be closet current to the old Clement Setas
the cheap ones are the Freccia or Champions? I've got no experience with those.
but again for about...
07-17-15, 02:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,449
Posted By lotek

I like Vittoria Mastik. If you're going to use...

I like Vittoria Mastik.
If you're going to use glue, a clear glue is a good idea for first time. Panaracer makes a decent one.

I prefer an Acid brush for applying glue, especiallly if you get a...
07-17-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,449
Posted By lotek

Once caveat to the tape, it's great for applying...

Once caveat to the tape, it's great for applying but a ***** to get off, especially from a tire.

Marty
07-17-15, 01:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,449
Posted By lotek

okay, if you have a dremel with a copper...

okay,

if you have a dremel with a copper brush that does well to knock off old dried glue. if it's just a thin layer on the rim leave it and scuff it up with some sandpaper.

I don't have any...
07-17-15, 10:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,589
Posted By lotek

Off topic but nice shot of Fignon, who I've come...

Off topic but nice shot of Fignon, who I've come to respect even more after reading his autobiography.

I've got a few 1Rs finicky to be sure but oozes Italian style.
07-17-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Posted By lotek

maybe if we (the classic community) were to flood...

maybe if we (the classic community) were to flood Campagnolo with either requests or petitions?
wonder how they would respond to a request for 2000 + cable adjusters or brake hoods?

as they say,...
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By lotek

even with paint issues I'd be all over that. ...

even with paint issues I'd be all over that.
there were very few 170s made
07-17-15, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Posted By lotek

The issue is cost, not ours but Campagnolo's. ...

The issue is cost, not ours but Campagnolo's.
My understanding is that Campy sold/destroyed/trashed (whatever) all the tooling for the
old lines. It wouldn't be cost effective for them to tool up...
07-15-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,819
Posted By lotek

This is a steal. The frame/fork alone is worth...

This is a steal.
The frame/fork alone is worth the entry fee.
07-15-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,411
Posted By lotek

hmmm do I need another repaint project? can I...

hmmm do I need another repaint project? can I repaint 2 at a time?
as lostarchitect says tempting...
07-15-15, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By lotek

not doing this one (or very many this year) but...

not doing this one (or very many this year) but if I were I'd be on either my 74 Zieleman or 75 RIH

Marty
07-15-15, 01:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,734
Posted By lotek

Lynn, I miss that de Reus....

Lynn,

I miss that de Reus....
07-09-15, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,276
Posted By lotek

Some of you may know this one.... Somewhere...

Some of you may know this one....
Somewhere back in the early 1980's I went into a shop in McLean Va. and was introduced to Zieleman bikes. The owner of the shop and his family were distributors,...
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