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10-13-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By speedevil

If you're looking for a shock-absorbing stem,...

If you're looking for a shock-absorbing stem, there is one available. It's called Redshift Shockstop (https://redshiftsports.com/shockstop-suspension-stem). There are many reviews for it - google...
10-13-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,011
Posted By speedevil

A quick check shows that the domain registration...

A quick check shows that the domain registration is current. Checking the DNS "A" record and pinging the site shows DNS is working and the server hosting the site is up.

I haven't used nmap so I...
10-08-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,039
Posted By speedevil

I've done this ride before, actually it was my...

I've done this ride before, actually it was my first get-together with folks from BF. It was a good time. I rode a Bianchi Limited that I had just rebuilt - I should have kept that bike.

But...
10-06-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,310
Posted By speedevil

+100 for this. I just cleaned the old glue off...

+100 for this. I just cleaned the old glue off the rims and taped on a set of Vittoria Corsa Speed tubulars for my Masi build. The Effetto glue remover worked very well, and the rims looked as if...
10-06-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 759
Posted By speedevil

Very nice nomadmax. Well worth the trip to...

Very nice nomadmax. Well worth the trip to Milwaukee, obviously.
10-04-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,246
Posted By speedevil

There might be something going on in WI around...

There might be something going on in WI around that time - not sure but worth paying attention to the C&V subforum just in case.

There were some noises about a C&V ride in the Mineral Point area...
10-04-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,662
Posted By speedevil

I've heard the story. It's a good one, and Allan...

I've heard the story. It's a good one, and Allan tells it well.
10-04-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,662
Posted By speedevil

I'm fairly certain that a carbon bike with...

I'm fairly certain that a carbon bike with Shimano components would ***plode under Allan before he got to the start line. Not 100% certain, but with rounding, yes. OK, fine, 99.9999999999999%.
10-04-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,375
Posted By speedevil

^^^^^ That's a good one.

^^^^^ That's a good one.
10-04-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,662
Posted By speedevil

If nomadmax actually rides that Varsity, it might...

If nomadmax actually rides that Varsity, it might just be my only chance to keep up with him. otherwise, I'll get to the crash site (speaking theoretically, I hope) sometime over the weekend.

If...
10-02-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,662
Posted By speedevil

If that were to happen, you'd only be 3 miles...

If that were to happen, you'd only be 3 miles from the finish. Does that work?
10-02-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,375
Posted By speedevil

^^^^^ Nice, Allan. Hometowns are pretty great.

^^^^^ Nice, Allan. Hometowns are pretty great.
09-29-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,977
Posted By speedevil

I guess technically it isn't a bike - not yet...

I guess technically it isn't a bike - not yet anyway. I'm expecting this will be a winter project. A Campy Record/Super Record group would be very nice on this one. Notice the shaped tubing at the...
09-29-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,375
Posted By speedevil

Took a nice ride out of Hopkinsville, Kentucky to...

Took a nice ride out of Hopkinsville, Kentucky to the Jefferson Davis Monument in Fairview, Kentucky. It was closer than I realized and I'd not been out there before.

Swiped these photo from the...
09-27-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,035
Posted By speedevil

AngryFrankie, I believe you're right about this...

AngryFrankie, I believe you're right about this frame being built by Billato Brothers. I couldn't come up with the name yesterday. I do know that they built some Lemond frames, from some posts by...
09-25-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,035
Posted By speedevil

Finished up the Masi

The Masi is finished, almost a year and a half after I actually bought the bike. The paint was touched up by Duane at chestercycles.com. You'll notice the Roadlink, which lets the RD clear a 30t cog....
09-24-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,750
Posted By speedevil

Back from the shakedown ride with the Masi...

Back from the shakedown ride with the Masi running a 3x10 Chorus group. I used a Roadlink so the RD would clear the 12-30 cassette. Happy to report that it works and shifts well. I needed a mid-ride...
09-24-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,750
Posted By speedevil

Well said, Doc. The nomadmax version. A great...

Well said, Doc. The nomadmax version. A great line from Tombstone.
09-24-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,750
Posted By speedevil

That depends on how old-style you mean. I'm using...

That depends on how old-style you mean. I'm using a roadlink on a Chorus 10sp medium cage RD so that it will clear a 12-30 cassette at the low (big) end. My Campy Rd doesn't have the same design B...
09-16-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,334
Posted By speedevil

While we're waiting for the photos to be...

While we're waiting for the photos to be uploaded, and the follow-on comments, a bit about the weekend:

First, sincere thanks to Dave iab and Rob RobbieTunes for their behind-the-scenes and...
08-20-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,882
Posted By speedevil

Rather than using the BB, crankarm, and pedal...

Rather than using the BB, crankarm, and pedal spindle to try to flex the BB shell, especially since you've pulled the BB out, just use a garden rake handle. The wood won't damage the threads and...
08-19-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 841
Posted By speedevil

Ho. Lee. Cow. You. Guys. Are. Beasts. Hats...

Ho. Lee. Cow. You. Guys. Are. Beasts.

Hats off to all who started - anyone that rides an event like this one deserves respect. Beyond glad that it was a safe ride for you, lots of miles for...
08-12-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,334
Posted By speedevil

I'm bringing 4, maybe 5. Lemond Alpe d'Huez,...

I'm bringing 4, maybe 5. Lemond Alpe d'Huez, Lemond Zurich, Masi Nuovo Strada, and a Pinarello Turismo are the 4 for the show. If the weather looks iffy, I'll bring my carbon Merckx. If the...
08-10-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,246
Posted By speedevil

I've improved over last year. More miles, more...

I've improved over last year. More miles, more hills, and working to become a better rider. RobbieTunes and nomadmax have been giving me tips to save energy and keep the pace up at the same time,...
08-03-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By speedevil

Could you use some of the rubber donuts that are...

Could you use some of the rubber donuts that are used to keep cables from slapping on down/top tubes? 2 or 3 of them could be slid down tight to the cable stop to hold the cable in place, but could...
08-03-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,855
Posted By speedevil

You don't "waste" air when removing a presta...

You don't "waste" air when removing a presta valve chuck. The valve closed when you stopped pumping more air into the tire. The only air that escapes is what is in the hose.

Schrader valves...
07-26-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,156
Posted By speedevil

TB14 rims are well made and build easily. Box...

TB14 rims are well made and build easily. Box section rims are a good choice for classic wheels. The machined brake track gives good braking performance. They are a little on the heavy side but...
07-25-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,156
Posted By speedevil

The maiden voyage on a bike that you built,...

The maiden voyage on a bike that you built, including wheels that you built, is a pretty special moment. I think that building your own wheels is sort-of like a masters thesis for bike mechanics. ...
07-25-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,161
Posted By speedevil

If anyone can supply the files, I'll host the...

If anyone can supply the files, I'll host the site on my servers. I don't have the knowledge to add to the site's content, but I can give update access to folks that do.
07-23-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,502
Posted By speedevil

Once I cooled off for a while, I felt pretty...

Once I cooled off for a while, I felt pretty good. I was lucky and had no cramps at all, just exhausted. Driving home was miserable with a sore butt. Sunday was fine but I drank way more liquids...
07-23-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,502
Posted By speedevil

This is a full-service forum.

This is a full-service forum.
07-21-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,502
Posted By speedevil

Well, my estimate of how long I would see...

Well, my estimate of how long I would see RobbieTunes and nomadmax taillights was pretty much spot-on. Still, it was great to meet up in Terre Haute with them, have dinner, meet Donna (the...
07-18-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By speedevil

Well, I'll be able to report on the brightness of...

Well, I'll be able to report on the brightness of RobbieTunes taillight, for a while at least. nomadmax on the other hand, will be so far ahead that the curvature of the earth will prevent seeing...
07-15-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By speedevil

That's easy. The wife said "Put that POS up for...

That's easy. The wife said "Put that POS up for sale, I want it out of here." So he did and then told her "Well, no one wanted to buy it so I guess I'll just keep it."
07-15-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By speedevil

Finished up my 1997 Lemond Zurich

This project started about a year ago, when I bought the complete bike from a CL seller in Marquette, Michigan. It came with a mix of Shimano components, but I like Campy so off they came. I had...
06-30-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By speedevil

Duane moved to Wisconsin and was initially going...

Duane moved to Wisconsin and was initially going to do only touch-up. He's now got a paint booth set up and told me that he will do a limited number of full repaints in addition to touch-up work.
...
06-19-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,577
Posted By speedevil

Really Dislike: 1. removing powdercoat so...

Really Dislike:

1. removing powdercoat so the frame can be painted

Dislike:

1. removing a stuck stem/seatpost
2. trying to replicate saddle position - I never seem to get it right the first...
06-05-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,242
Posted By speedevil

Yep, they're Campy. They have BREV. CAMPAGNOLO...

Yep, they're Campy. They have BREV. CAMPAGNOLO stamped on both long sides. They may have been intended to be replaced as a unit, but 35 years after they were installed - that isn't happening.

It's...
06-03-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,151
Posted By speedevil

Ah, the adventures of moving. I'm hoping that...

Ah, the adventures of moving. I'm hoping that we'll be going down that path too, sort of. Not really, but you know what I mean.

As long as the bikes are at the new place, the important part of the...
05-21-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,468
Posted By speedevil

I've bought several bikes from CL ads, and when I...

I've bought several bikes from CL ads, and when I make the initial contact I either offer them their asking price, or counter with some like "would you consider taking $xxx"? If they reply with "I...
05-21-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,438
Posted By speedevil

Well, as the new victim at SOTR, I have to say...

Well, as the new victim at SOTR, I have to say this ride is the example of how to run an successful event. The organization was superb, the ride was definitely challenging, and other riders were...
04-27-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,451
Posted By speedevil

pbekkerh, I didn't pursue the 3D printing, as I...

pbekkerh, I didn't pursue the 3D printing, as I traded the levers for other components. I decided to use Campy brifters on my Masi. I picked up a 1983 Pinarello that will be my Eroica-style bike,...
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