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09-18-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,291
Posted By iab

I shipped a package USPS to japan, took 12 days. ...

I shipped a package USPS to japan, took 12 days. Shipped the same package USPS to Italy, still hasn't arrived in 34 days. In the meanwhile, I received a package from Italy via USPS in 15 days.
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09-14-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By iab

Nothing. If I have 100 today, I save my...

Nothing.

If I have 100 today, I save my money, tomorrow I have more saved and I buy something I want, not something that is a price point.
09-10-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 790
Posted By iab

Late 40s/early 50s Simplex.

Late 40s/early 50s Simplex.
09-10-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,189
Posted By iab

The 1010/1 dropout is in the 1953 #12...

The 1010/1 dropout is in the 1953 #12 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=12) catalog. I don't have a copy of the 1951 catalog to check.
09-10-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,103
Posted By iab

You guys and your modern stuff. Gran Sport. ...

You guys and your modern stuff. Gran Sport. Because it was first.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1049x773/untitled_ec53980a5da5348604ad26b7ed8cd3ac22121f26.jpg...
09-06-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,160
Posted By iab

This thread has been you complaining about...

This thread has been you complaining about someone else's complaining. You are the same as the ebay seller. Wishing someone acts in the manner you want them to is exactly the same as pounding sand....
09-05-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 878
Posted By iab

I'm gonna go with tubular tape. Glue isn't...

I'm gonna go with tubular tape. Glue isn't difficult, or even that time consuming. It is tedious. And that tedium finally overcame my cheapness, tape ain't cheap.

That said, it's not like I'm a...
09-05-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,160
Posted By iab

I don't know which is a greater waste of time,...

I don't know which is a greater waste of time, the ebay listing, or this thread.

But by all means, carryon.
09-04-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,830
Posted By iab

I'm out, sorry. I have a rotten fascia board at...

I'm out, sorry. I have a rotten fascia board at our cabin that needs attention.
09-03-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,189
Posted By iab

I don't think it is. I am referring to...

I don't think it is. I am referring to specifically the bikes sold from his shop. I have made inquiries to my usual Cinelli-o-philes on how to get access.
09-02-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,189
Posted By iab

The large one. Of course there are exceptions,...

The large one. Of course there are exceptions, but generally stopped being used in the late 50s. If the fork belongs to the bike, its a B. If it doesn't, could be an SC. With the lozenge decal,...
09-01-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,189
Posted By iab

Shape of lozenge on downtube. The shape of the...

Shape of lozenge on downtube. The shape of the head lugs, placement of serial number makes me think 1951-1955.
09-01-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,189
Posted By iab

What is the height of the head badge? Center to...

What is the height of the head badge? Center to center on badge screws?
08-30-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By iab

No. But tedious and time consuming. ...

No. But tedious and time consuming.



Your thinking is incorrect.
08-29-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,020
Posted By iab

Find a third guy.

Find a third guy.
08-29-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,720
Posted By iab

I don't know how to quantify it, but nothing is...

I don't know how to quantify it, but nothing is smoother than Steele.

...
08-29-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,020
Posted By iab

Oferchristsakes. Do the opposite of the...

Oferchristsakes.

Do the opposite of the Sharpie. Put wet paint on the flat face of your spindle. Put in cotter with only finger pressure. Take cotter out. Use francophiles nifty illustration to...
08-27-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,060
Posted By iab

Ummmm... Isn't that the point? I'd rather...

Ummmm... Isn't that the point?

I'd rather spend my money on a different riding experience than doing the same thing day in and day out. My hero in this regard is Doc. He is galavanting across...
08-25-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,020
Posted By iab

I use a cotter press to get the 98% there now,...

I use a cotter press to get the 98% there now, but I have used a hammer in the past. That is when I ruined some new "soft" cotters. :)

Always check flatness after a few file strokes. You can't...
08-25-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,020
Posted By iab

Old cotters are hard and can be reused. I do it....

Old cotters are hard and can be reused. I do it. New cotters are soft, maybe not a great idea to reuse them.

For my technique, I coat the flat of the cotter with Sharpie. I put it in 98% there....
08-25-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 697
Posted By iab

As pictured on my car, the Kuat Sherpa.

As pictured on my car, the Kuat Sherpa.
08-25-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 697
Posted By iab

Technically, I'm not supposed to have a hitch on...

Technically, I'm not supposed to have a hitch on my car, u-haul didn't offer anything at the time I got my hitch. Curt had one though. Bought it, brought it to my local mechanic, he installed. All...
08-24-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,174
Posted By iab

Yup. Don't need it. No major climbs. Nothing...

Yup. Don't need it. No major climbs. Nothing really steep. I didn't want the clutter up front.
08-24-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,174
Posted By iab

https://live.staticflickr.com/1555/25900591501_451...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1555/25900591501_45198bef76_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FsKiur)Umberto Dei 01 (https://flic.kr/p/FsKiur) by iabisdb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/68123172@N03/), on Flickr
08-24-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,174
Posted By iab

Passo Rolle - 1938 ...

Passo Rolle - 1938

https://live.staticflickr.com/7180/6936777447_1392723f9c_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/byYNga)1939_Giro032 (https://flic.kr/p/byYNga) by iabisdb...
08-24-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,174
Posted By iab

Valetti-Bartali, 1939 ...

Valetti-Bartali, 1939

https://live.staticflickr.com/6169/6200190093_0394cb0627_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/arTAvc)SI3 (https://flic.kr/p/arTAvc) by iabisdb...
08-23-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 843
Posted By iab

Bisbee Bicycle Brothel Bisbee Bicycle...

Bisbee Bicycle Brothel

Bisbee Bicycle Brothel (http://www.bisbeebicyclebrothel.com/page1home.html)
08-22-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,268
Posted By iab

Hear hear!!! Forgot that one. Completely...

Hear hear!!!

Forgot that one. Completely unneeded and entirely overrated.
08-21-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By iab

This is just my wild-ass guess. The internal...

This is just my wild-ass guess. The internal cable routing, the pump pegs behind the seat tube and the seat cluster all point to a sport bike from the 1950s. Upright bars. Single chainring up...
08-21-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,283
Posted By iab

I believe that was the Bandit. But what was a...

I believe that was the Bandit. But what was a Texas county mounty doing in TN?
08-21-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,268
Posted By iab

Any Brooks saddle. Not sayin they're bad, just...

Any Brooks saddle. Not sayin they're bad, just don't live up up to the hype.
08-19-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By iab

De Rosa made some. ...

De Rosa made some.

https://live.staticflickr.com/8134/28912680801_54800b2d69_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/L3V3Gz)Vintage Class 68 (https://flic.kr/p/L3V3Gz) by iabisdb...
08-19-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By iab

Bunch of catalogs here -...

Bunch of catalogs here - https://issuu.com/cinelli.vintage

I have known 1=road, 2=stayer, 3=track. If you know more, I'd love to hear.
08-19-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,394
Posted By iab

Fixed that for you. :(

Fixed that for you. :(
08-18-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,394
Posted By iab

Oddly enough, by some obvious grace of god, I...

Oddly enough, by some obvious grace of god, I found a replacement for a 90-year-old entirely proprietary derailleur. And I have only seen a couple dozen more for sale since I bought mine.
...
08-18-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,394
Posted By iab

Damn worthless kids. Get off my lawn!

Damn worthless kids. Get off my lawn!
08-18-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,394
Posted By iab

So no 45-year-old Graftek Exxon exist? ...

So no 45-year-old Graftek Exxon exist? Hmmmmm... that's new to me. When did they all assplode?

I didn't realize there was a companion troll thread to the modern components thread. A twofer. ...
08-18-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,927
Posted By iab

I'm entertained by looking whether a logo has an...

I'm entertained by looking whether a logo has an open or a closed C. My bar is low.
08-17-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,927
Posted By iab

No. I'd agree if the thread was titled Are...

No. I'd agree if the thread was titled Are Modern Components Better?*

* If you are 1 of a few hundred people in the world who can make a living racing a bike.

Otherwise, better is entirely...
08-17-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,927
Posted By iab

It's low-hanging troll food. The same as Is a...

It's low-hanging troll food. The same as Is a Stiffer Frame Better? thread in the roadie forum. Entirely irrelevant gains. (ooooo.... that gives me an idea for a book :))
08-15-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,283
Posted By iab

But they are fun to look at. These pics are from...

But they are fun to look at. These pics are from the Imola swap.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48751925457_97810b3003_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hh3mWV)2019 Imola Scambio 05...
08-15-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,283
Posted By iab

That's all fine and good. But when the motor...

That's all fine and good. But when the motor dies at a light and won't kick start, you are sol. Either $100 for a tow or you push for 4 miles. Nope, I'll stick with reliability. :)
08-15-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,283
Posted By iab

Reliable is not a word I'd use for a 1950s...

Reliable is not a word I'd use for a 1950s scooter. Just sayin.
08-15-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,283
Posted By iab

Not a "motorcycle", but a motorized cycle...

Not a "motorcycle", but a motorized cycle nonetheless. Sold it to buy a bicycle. The whole motor thing is overrated.

https://live.staticflickr.com/8494/8429035856_2bb799f050_b.jpg...
08-14-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,927
Posted By iab

Cinelli sells those. In pretty anodized colors. ...

Cinelli sells those. In pretty anodized colors.

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08-14-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,927
Posted By iab

I used Shimano 105/Ultegra/DA for a while before...

I used Shimano 105/Ultegra/DA for a while before moving to the dark side. Seemed fine to me. It's crap?
08-13-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,927
Posted By iab

I don't understand the posts claiming new stuff...

I don't understand the posts claiming new stuff isn't reliable. I'm using 10-year-old Super Record, thousands of miles, its bulletproof (knock on wood). The steel frame that has the SR did fail...
08-13-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,283
Posted By iab

While I like the idea of motorcycles, I do not...

While I like the idea of motorcycles, I do not care for the reality of motorcycles. I will take pictures of them at swap meets.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4665/39717458754_1db8ab757c_h.jpg...
08-10-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 612
Posted By iab

The house at the Bartali party was built around...

The house at the Bartali party was built around 1850, probably the same time as your great grandfather's house. Cornish miners pretty much founded Iowa county. I think they were digging up lead. ...
08-10-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 612
Posted By iab

Nice pic. Iowa, Iowa county, the...

Nice pic. Iowa, Iowa county, the buildings/architecture are pretty much one in the same. 117 years forward, celebrating Gino Bartali's birthday.
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