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09-21-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I usually use wide jaw pliers with one jaw on the...

I usually use wide jaw pliers with one jaw on the lip of the holder at the open end and the other jaw on the other end of the pad. Squeeze and viola! To install, lots of times I’ll put a drop of lube...
09-21-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I donít see a problem with paying someone their...

I donít see a problem with paying someone their asking price if well below FMV. Haggling them even lower? Well thatís another story. Of course every situation is different. Little old lady who needs...
09-21-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 483
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Well to cover basics first, the crank is Campy as...

Well to cover basics first, the crank is Campy as well? If not mismatched and worn taper on the crank is a consideration. Other poster mentioned backward bearing gs. The flatfish part of the cage on...
09-19-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

It shows that you loved that job. I’d buy a bike...

It shows that you loved that job. I’d buy a bike from you any time.
09-17-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Not sure if youíre referring to Porteís flat....

Not sure if youíre referring to Porteís flat. Mavic support was on it pretty quick, but apparently didnít have what he needed so he had to wait for the team car to work itís way up. The marginal...
09-16-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 924
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Cheeky. If there wasn’t intent to deceive, it...

Cheeky. If there wasn’t intent to deceive, it wasn’t so magnificently overpriced, and it was a rescued from the dump frame, that would be a cool bike. Is the frame even a Merckx?

Rent in Aspen...
09-16-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16,093
Views: 1,670,713
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

^^^ Thats a good looking Moto Bacon. Simple and...

^^^ Thats a good looking Moto Bacon. Simple and elegant.

Today I explored Dick Woods Road. This is mostly known to locals as a two lane 45/55 mph road in Western Albemarle County, but Iíve noticed...
09-15-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16,093
Views: 1,670,713
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Happy Birthday Thump!

Happy Birthday Thump!
09-15-20, 08:12 AM
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Views: 8,500,872
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Thatís a 1985 Professional. I have one with C...

Thatís a 1985 Professional. I have one with C record group - first time Iíve seen one besides my own. Thatís Kelme team colors from Ď85 BTW. That would be a good pickup for a local, especially if you...
09-14-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Well, a Ben Serotta "Huffy". Yeah, looks like...

Well, a Ben Serotta "Huffy". Yeah, looks like swapping freewheels and adjusting a bottom bracket are outside his wrenching skillset. He looks old enough to have ridden a bike without disc brakes but...
09-12-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,040
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Indeed, hang in there West Coasters and I hope...

Indeed, hang in there West Coasters and I hope everyone’s home and health stays whole. The old saying “May you live in interesting times” certainly applies now and the argument that the saying is a...
09-12-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Bingo - probably 85 or 86 with looks like first...

Bingo - probably 85 or 86 with looks like first gen C record group.
09-12-20, 08:05 AM
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Views: 1,670,713
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

If youíre still in DC, take a spin past the...

If youíre still in DC, take a spin past the Jefferson Memorial over to Hanes Point. Nice paved loop with no traffic and nice views.

Another short ride for me yesterday. Rode up a stiff climb in a...
09-06-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 896
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Dip with the left hand, eat with the right hand. ...

Dip with the left hand, eat with the right hand.

My contribution is caliper brakes with centering screws.
09-05-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 896
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

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09-05-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 58,189
Views: 8,500,872
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Small Bianchi Sport SX

$115 in Central Va. This one has been sitting for a few days. Interesting in that it has over the BB cable routing, but I didnít think these Japanese made models appeared until mid to late 80ís....
09-05-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Actually the number of clicks is one less than...

Actually the number of clicks is one less than the drive train speed. An 8 speed shifter, for example, will click seven times. That being said, there are some downtube shifters, without a cable...
09-05-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,139
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

This is why Iím afraid to sell any of my bikes -...

This is why Iím afraid to sell any of my bikes - although none are at that level of smooth.
09-05-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I used sssink.com for my Heron decals. Very good...

I used sssink.com for my Heron decals. Very good quality. A quick look shows one set of white Cilo decals and several Specialized sets. Look under the bike restoration tab for a link to the catalog....
09-05-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16,093
Views: 1,670,713
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Took the Merckx Century out today with a new set...

Took the Merckx Century out today with a new set of cranks. Sugino XD compact 50-34. I have a few bikes 8 and 10 speed with standard cranks and wanted to expand my fleet of bikes that Iím able to use...
09-05-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,168
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Seems like he’s been trying to sell it and...

Seems like he’s been trying to sell it and frustrated by the soft market for vintage bikes. I didn’t get any real arrogance from that brief description, just a guy venting. Still several levels below...
09-04-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,349
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Colnago sizing is seat tube center to top...

Colnago sizing is seat tube center to top measurement so a Colnago 56 jibes with your other measurements. Supers have crimps on the inside of the chain stays but I’m not sure if that persisted into...
09-03-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,970
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I’m pleased to see Eddy Merckx and De Rosa bikes...

I’m pleased to see Eddy Merckx and De Rosa bikes back in the Peloton. The paint job on the Astana Wilier bike in the breakaway (stage winner) was nice.
08-28-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I think maybe I was a brief owner of this frame....

I think maybe I was a brief owner of this frame. Bought it complete as a parts donor. It’s a nice frame and I’m sure it’s a go fast bike, great bang for your buck right there!
08-24-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,292
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

That bike is hot! Perfect for Phoenix! Nice job...

That bike is hot! Perfect for Phoenix! Nice job with the build. Looks to me like it will be stiff, quick, racer feel to it.
08-23-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 917
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Thought maybe it’s a WTB.

Thought maybe it’s a WTB.
08-23-20, 05:39 PM
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Views: 1,670,713
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

thinktubes my wife is from LB. Her parents live...

thinktubes my wife is from LB. Her parents live on the other side of Green Bay Rd and her brother lives near that ravine. Cool little town. Didn’t realize you had to pay to go down to the beach, but...
08-23-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16,093
Views: 1,670,713
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

So Doc Cannondale has posted some rides on...

So Doc Cannondale has posted some rides on Skyline Drive with some impressive climbing numbers. I donít get the same gain on my south end of Skyline, so, as I had an errand to run up in NoVa I...
08-22-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,395
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Come wrenches maybe early Park Tool? Thats a...

Come wrenches maybe early Park Tool?

Thats a nice haul! That Ritchey post is nice. Could it be titanium?
08-19-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 850
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I recognize this is a bike frame and not a wheel...

I recognize this is a bike frame and not a wheel but this is where I do my wheel building. I bring my Park truing stand up from the basement and sit on the sofa. The lighting is better and more...
08-17-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Tell me about it. No pitching either.

Tell me about it. No pitching either.
08-17-20, 10:27 AM
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Views: 1,670,713
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Nice Davidson (and Jetta too) Doc! Maybe one day...

Nice Davidson (and Jetta too) Doc! Maybe one day you ride south on Skyline, I ride North and we meet up.

I’ve felt a little guilty about posting non-vintage bikes here recently so even though I...
08-15-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 58,189
Views: 8,500,872
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

De Rosa 55 cm with what looks like Campy Athena...

De Rosa 55 cm with what looks like Campy Athena for $750 in Richmond

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/d/richmond-de-rosa-with-old-school-campy/7177619294.html

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08-15-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 949
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

The bar tape is actually, I think, Cinelli cork...

The bar tape is actually, I think, Cinelli cork tape. Hmmm, maybe Iíll put mine up for $1400. Lock in the Italian American vote.

...
08-13-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16,093
Views: 1,670,713
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Stu - did you model for this game cover? ...

Stu - did you model for this game cover?


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08-13-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16,093
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

This is Spaghetti Legs family beach week in N.C....

This is Spaghetti Legs family beach week in N.C. I packed up the Breakaway for its first road trip. I lucked out today as there is rain pretty much everywhere except for on our little island. A few...
08-11-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I just installed an Athena 11 speed UT crank...

I just installed an Athena 11 speed UT crank (which I really like) and the instructions said to hand tighten the cups - English thread - but I didn’t believe them and cinched them down good and...
08-11-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Weird that a bike shop can’t source an Italian...

Weird that a bike shop can’t source an Italian thread BB in a timely fashion. That BB you linked is a UN26 which is bottom of the line. In your shoes I would splurge an extra $10 if you can to go...
08-05-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Beautiful bike! Quite cheeky calling it a Super...

Beautiful bike! Quite cheeky calling it a Super Record and equipping with Shimano.😎
08-04-20, 10:43 AM
08-04-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,656
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

That’s a good score. I remember seeing that one...

That’s a good score. I remember seeing that one in the eBay thread. I’m glad it found a good home.
08-02-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,198
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I’m at an equilibrium level now where I try to...

I’m at an equilibrium level now where I try to send one out when a new one comes in. Damn it’s hard though, I really like em all. My number is around 20.
07-31-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Road racing was banned in England too at one...

Road racing was banned in England too at one point. I think it was argued as a ďsafetyď thing. I read an article once about sneaking in time trials, racing at night, etc.
07-31-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I went from Shimano 9 to Campy 10 15+ years ago...

I went from Shimano 9 to Campy 10 15+ years ago and never looked back. My old computer bookmark for flight deck instructions is broken now but a quick search turned up this.
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07-31-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

If you want a good read “World’s Fastest Man” by...

If you want a good read “World’s Fastest Man” by Michael Kranish. A biography of Major Taylor. A very good insight into bike racing and life in the US in the beginning of the 20th century.
07-30-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,794
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I had an ‘89 Bianchi Giro with 7 speed Athena....

I had an ‘89 Bianchi Giro with 7 speed Athena. Shifting was great. I’m not sure about a weight difference but I think functionally comparable to C Record and IMO biggest different is aesthetics,...
07-30-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,664
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

You sure it's not 41 and 42? Off the top of...

You sure it's not 41 and 42?

Off the top of my head I think that's the code for '85 and '86

Edit: OK, just realized I replied to a 6 year old thread. Also 11 is the code on my 1st gen C Record...
07-30-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Hopefully he's not too dished from catching up on...

Hopefully he's not too dished from catching up on the back orders.
07-29-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,773
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Only rule in C+V Club is nobody talks about C+V...

Only rule in C+V Club is nobody talks about C+V Club.
07-28-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

That is moments before one of my other favorite...

That is moments before one of my other favorite movie moments. ďExcuse me while I whip this outĒ
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