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Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26,496
Views: 16,251,695
Posted By Timo

EXactly, that's why I started using this little...

EXactly, that's why I started using this little devise: Problem Solvers Chain Spy...

http://static.jensonusa.com/images/Default-Image/MobileImage/8/CG237B01.jpg

No photo with the devise yet but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-17, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26,496
Views: 16,251,695
Posted By Timo

I will...the moment they do a 135 BCD ring :thumb:

I will...the moment they do a 135 BCD ring :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-17, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

Thanks! I am now very tempted to officially...

Thanks! I am now very tempted to officially nickname the bike "Cate" :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-17, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26,496
Views: 16,251,695
Posted By Timo

No issues with that single ring without a chain...

No issues with that single ring without a chain guide? I ran a similar setup on my gravel bike and everything was fine when the chain was new and clean but after a couple of months (despite normal...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-17, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/2204...

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-17, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26,496
Views: 16,251,695
Posted By Timo

A bike from 1981 with some modern comfort (yup,...

A bike from 1981 with some modern comfort (yup, 10sp Campagnolo cassette friction shifted with Simplex Super LJ derailleur and Suntour barcons)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-17, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

Thanks! I have to admit that I originally used...

Thanks! I have to admit that I originally used that setup - a Record brake lever from the TT range and an artisan carbon downtube shifter made by BTP - on my Merlin Extralight to shave off every gram...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-17, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/2072...

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

1981 RIH ; 53cm ; Reynolds 531 ; 10sp Campagnolo...

1981 RIH ; 53cm ; Reynolds 531 ; 10sp Campagnolo Chorus/Veloce mix ; de-anodised Campagnolo Nucleon wheels ; 3ttt stem ; Deda Speciale bars ; Brooks leather bartape ; Selle San Marco Rolls saddle ;...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-17, 03:58 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

The Olmo is sweet!

The Olmo is sweet!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26,496
Views: 16,251,695
Posted By Timo

https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/2060...

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 183,000
Posted By Timo

It's a nod to the past - in the 1990's a lot of...

It's a nod to the past - in the 1990's a lot of climbers used this setup to save some weight. Inconsequent with the steel fork, steel stem, Regal saddle and even the brass top cap and bar plugs, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 183,000
Posted By Timo

After almost three months and approx. 2,200...

After almost three months and approx. 2,200 kilometres I can only say that the "Mefistofele" is bloody perfect. Custom built by Antonio Taverna at Vetta in Padua with a custom steel stem made by Bart...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-17, 03:21 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 40,809
Posted By Timo

LOL, to think that I used to have a set of...

LOL, to think that I used to have a set of Lightweights but sold them...because I did not like them that much (way too nervous in crosswinds).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

Good call, and the Ambrosio hubs, Tune QR's,...

Good call, and the Ambrosio hubs, Tune QR's, Sapim spokes, Mavic rims and Continental tires :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

I've built this 53cm RIH for a girl. The Reynolds...

I've built this 53cm RIH for a girl. The Reynolds 531 frame and fork are from 1981. Campagnolo 10sp Chorus, Centaur seatpost, SanMarco Rolls saddle, 3ttt stem, Deda handlebar, Brooks leather bartape,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-17, 01:48 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

Very very nice but it does indeed deserve better...

Very very nice but it does indeed deserve better pics :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-17, 05:48 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

It's custom build to my specifications by Antonio...

It's custom build to my specifications by Antonio Taverna at Telai Vetta in Padua - Vetta | Costruzione e riparazione telai per biciclette di ogni tipo (http://www.vetta.it) a small family business...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-17, 05:33 AM
Replies: 26,496
Views: 16,251,695
Posted By Timo

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18222170_46...

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-17, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

Your wish is my command :p ...

Your wish is my command :p

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-17, 04:00 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18222112_46...

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-17, 03:59 AM
Replies: 26,496
Views: 16,251,695
Posted By Timo

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18222112_46...

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-17, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26,496
Views: 16,251,695
Posted By Timo

Just completed this one for a retro ride to...

Just completed this one for a retro ride to Burgundy this summer: Peugeot PX10 with Simplex derailleurs, Suntour bar-end shifters, Weinmann brakes and Mavic rims with Dugast tubular tires...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 183,000
Posted By Timo

Thanks! The stem is custom steel made by WIND...

Thanks! The stem is custom steel made by WIND Cycleworks. I wanted something to match the sleek tubes of a steel frame with 1" steerer. The brass top cap is custom too...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-16, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 183,000
Posted By Timo

Sneak preview... ...

Sneak preview...

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12-12-16, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 2,600,823
Posted By Timo

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/vetta-ciclocross-22329_...

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

For something different: my custom brass top cap...

For something different: my custom brass top cap made by Bart at WIND cycleworks to join a Campagnolo bolt which is - IMHO - absolutely perfect...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

The color of those Alfas was my inspiration... ...

The color of those Alfas was my inspiration...
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

Weight wasn't the main reason: those early...

Weight wasn't the main reason: those early Shimano STI front shifters were hard to fine-tune. Riders used a down tube shifter on their climbing bikes to avoid chain rub on the front derailleur.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-16, 07:16 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

A lot of riders did it before Armstrong,...

A lot of riders did it before Armstrong, including Pantani and Ullrich but most notably Zulle and Jalabert with team ONCE...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

Thanks! It went through various changes including...

Thanks! It went through various changes including new crankset, derailleurs, handlebars, stem and above all thorough cleaning and polishing of the paintwork.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

Ready for some spring cobbles... ...

Ready for some spring cobbles...

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12-06-15, 06:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,956
Posted By Timo

Had some good fun in the Dutch mud... ...

Had some good fun in the Dutch mud...

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08-31-15, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,956
Posted By Timo

https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/...

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

Who mentioned ceramic hubs?

Who mentioned ceramic hubs?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-15, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 436,571
Posted By Timo

No I should apologize: I grew so accustomed to...

No I should apologize: I grew so accustomed to the usual negative comments in these topics that I immediately believed your remark to be negative too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-15, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 436,571
Posted By Timo

Yes, two brakes and in daily use as a commuter....

Yes, two brakes and in daily use as a commuter. Just because it does not have gears doesn't mean it isn't a road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-15, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 436,571
Posted By Timo

It's a road bike.

It's a road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-15, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 436,571
Posted By Timo

https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/...

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-15, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 436,571
Posted By Timo

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/custom-vetta-commuter-1...

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/custom-vetta-commuter-12714_1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-15, 03:03 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

LOL, ceramic+ rims and Campagnolo Record hubs...

LOL, ceramic+ rims and Campagnolo Record hubs described as "not great" that's a novelty.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/...

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

Vittoria "Pitstop" puncture sealant for tubular...

Vittoria "Pitstop" puncture sealant for tubular tires and a mini pump
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-15, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/...

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-15, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

I like this very much. Good combination of...

I like this very much. Good combination of classic and modern components. Well done!
05-08-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 2,600,823
Posted By Timo

https://scontent-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t...

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-15, 06:38 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

That can be solved, how about this ;) ...

That can be solved, how about this ;)

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-15, 12:21 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

The Cannondale is simply the sum of some...

The Cannondale is simply the sum of some expensive parts but not special. In my opinion, a bike has to be unique as well as beautiful to be hot.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-15, 08:48 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By Timo

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7613/17243253142_31...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7613/17243253142_31c38e32cd_b.jpg
04-21-15, 04:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,534
Posted By Timo

The TroBroLeon is a pro race in Brittany, France,...

The TroBroLeon is a pro race in Brittany, France, which is sort of a combination of Paris-Roubaix and the Eroica with cobblestones and unpaved sections. Here's some onboard footage filmed by French...
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