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10-19-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've got about 4 or 5 pairs of vintage shoes, but...

I've got about 4 or 5 pairs of vintage shoes, but this pair of wood soled Dettos are the clear winner in terms of condition and just plain sex appeal. :)
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10-19-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,026
Posted By steelbikeguy

thanks so much to John for putting this together...

thanks so much to John for putting this together and hosting the event! It was a great chance to meet some new folks and old friends! Got to see more than a few great bikes too!
Of course,...
10-11-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 429
Posted By steelbikeguy

There's a youtube channel called Lock Picking...

There's a youtube channel called Lock Picking Lawyer, which is primarily focused on how easily common locks can be picked. There is a lot of attention paid to bike locks, though, and it addresses a...
10-05-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By steelbikeguy

I would say that it is very much C&V. I saw a...

I would say that it is very much C&V. I saw a Graftek carbon fiber bike, circa 1977, shown at a large event in 2018, equipped with the Super brake. Very cool bike!
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10-05-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By steelbikeguy

it might lack some of the charm of proper Campy...

it might lack some of the charm of proper Campy gear, but a Phil titanium BB is pretty nice and even suitably retro.
I've got one on my Raleigh Team bike and have been quite happy with it.

Steve...
10-04-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,246
Posted By steelbikeguy

looking forward to 2020.... I'm thinking of...

looking forward to 2020....

I'm thinking of moving the ride a couple of weeks earlier. Part of this is due to the desire to get slightly better weather (there have been a couple of instances of...
10-02-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,657
Posted By steelbikeguy

well, you could pack a spare crank bolt and a...

well, you could pack a spare crank bolt and a suitable wrench... that should relieve some concern.

there are some sag vehicles cruising the route too, so if something goes very badly, you won't...
09-26-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By steelbikeguy

any chance that you're an electrical engineer? ...

any chance that you're an electrical engineer? If not, that will reduce the options.

in any case of electromagnetic interference, the general options are these:
1 reduce the strength of the...
09-23-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,750
Posted By steelbikeguy

similar answer to that offered by thinktubes ...

similar answer to that offered by thinktubes .... go with a compact crank and a bit wider freewheel.

I started with standard vintage Campy gearing; 52-42 in front, and 13-24 in back. Loved...
09-23-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,500
Posted By steelbikeguy

As Mark says, it wasn't common. It was more of a...

As Mark says, it wasn't common. It was more of a custom touch. As an indication of just how exotic it was, it is found on the two exotic bikes, a Wizard and a Confente, featured in this article in...
09-18-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,373
Posted By steelbikeguy

ummmm..... I saw my shadow? well, I also...

ummmm..... I saw my shadow?

well, I also saw a gorgeous evening sun, bathing everything in wonderful warm light!

....and I saw that I should get a nice shot of a sexy Italian bike. :)
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09-18-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,392
Posted By steelbikeguy

I love Italian bikes in the national colors! ...

I love Italian bikes in the national colors! There are some Gianni Motta bikes with green/white/red paint too. Very fun!

Have you considered wrapping the left side of the bars with red tape,...
09-11-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 23,972
Posted By steelbikeguy

no disrespect to the other bikes, but that Condor...

no disrespect to the other bikes, but that Condor and the Moulton really do it for me! The Condor lugs are just pure classic sex, and Dave's stuff is just great. Thanks to you and the owners for...
08-24-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,373
Posted By steelbikeguy

that sounds like a theme for another thread: ...

that sounds like a theme for another thread:
"rode a bike, got a ticket"
;)


Steve in Peoria
(I always wanted to climb the stairs in the legs of the arch, though. It would be fascinating,...
08-23-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,373
Posted By steelbikeguy

I was out on a ride just beyond the Illinois...

I was out on a ride just beyond the Illinois river and happened upon a large stainless steel sculpture.
Here's a shot of my bike leaned against it.....

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08-19-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,498
Posted By steelbikeguy

It's not doing your knees any favors, but I'd...

It's not doing your knees any favors, but I'd also be concerned about your back. When I've gone too hard on the hills, I've had more lower back issues than knee issues.

A second issue is the...
08-14-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,387
Posted By steelbikeguy

There was a post-war period when the fashion for...

There was a post-war period when the fashion for high flange hubs was more extreme than the conventional Campy, Normandy, etc., hubs of the 70's.

The Harden "Bacon Slicer" hubs come to mind. ...
07-22-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,502
Posted By steelbikeguy

that reminds me of something an NPR reporter...

that reminds me of something an NPR reporter said..... the reporter had been embedded with Marines in Iraq. In some sort of reference to their conditions, the reporter said "The Marines aren't...
07-05-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've got a few of the American Classic posts....

I've got a few of the American Classic posts. There are at least two versions of this general arrangement. The first is machined out of a single piece of material, hence the hole bored all of the way...
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