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Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By tNuvolari

Wilier Triestina Izoard Build & First Time Carbon Thoughts

So I bit the bullet and bought a carbon frame. Well, the biting wasn't that bad as I scored a Wilier carbon frame for $300 on eBay. It's a weird frame in that there is literally no information at all...
08-04-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,756
Posted By tNuvolari

I received my Ciamillo caliper. Pretty cool with...

I received my Ciamillo caliper. Pretty cool with a strange cam action which sort of makes it dual pivot although not in the traditional way. Also, the cam is a replaceable part, it's round and simply...
08-01-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,739
Posted By tNuvolari

​​​​​​Yup, that's them. They did improve things...

​​​​​​Yup, that's them. They did improve things over the original (as in original from 1992!) pads but I want more!



Ha, I've been having thoughts of a cycling cleated pedal attached to a bass...
08-01-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,739
Posted By tNuvolari

Salmon Kool Stops Ha, I was just watching...

Salmon Kool Stops

Ha, I was just watching Pixies live. They are playing live tomorrow at noon online on the NPR site. I assume your screen name is a pixies reference?
08-01-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,739
Posted By tNuvolari

I bought a bunch of Campy items in the early...

I bought a bunch of Campy items in the early 90's, crankset, brakes, hubs and rear wheel and a seat post. All of it is either Athena or Chorus but it was a strange time then because IIRC, Campy would...
07-18-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,756
Posted By tNuvolari

Brake Upgrade - Are Dual Pivot Calipers a Noticeable Difference?

Upgrading my 80's Torpado and now that the index shifting is up and working, I've been wanting better braking. I have 90's Athena brakes which I love in terms of aesthetics but good looks don't stop...
07-08-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,591
Posted By tNuvolari

Thanks for the detail about a quarter turn or...

Thanks for the detail about a quarter turn or less; that really helped. It's now working better, maybe still not perfectly, but better. I think I need to go back and reset the RD as Campy describes...
06-13-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By tNuvolari

Thanks, everyone, for the explanation above! And...

Thanks, everyone, for the explanation above! And Orange, love the drawing, dude! You should put that on the wall!

I guess the whole problem came from the fact I forgot that threadless stems...
05-23-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,591
Posted By tNuvolari

Ah, so you mean I lucked out on the seat? Cool...

Ah, so you mean I lucked out on the seat? Cool as I don't know much about Astute other than they look good and there was some guy on the bikeforum classifieds selling a bunch of Astutes for $15 when...
05-04-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,591
Posted By tNuvolari

wow, installed the new FD and what an...

wow, installed the new FD and what an improvement! I didn't expect an improvement I could really feel but with the Record FD, it almost feels index shifting. I just flip the lever and, "blip," new...
05-03-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,591
Posted By tNuvolari

Thanks for the heads up regarding lockings, I...

Thanks for the heads up regarding lockings, I hadn't heard about that.



Ha, many hours of love and patience have been spent on that Alfa. Bought for $150 off Ebay with a bent valve engine, I...
04-28-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,591
Posted By tNuvolari

Yay, finally can show some pics! My Torpado...

Yay, finally can show some pics!

My Torpado against my worn down but much, much, much loved Alfa Romeo Milano:

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