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04-13-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 460
Posted By tNuvolari

Uh, that's pretty much 20psi. Less than that was...

Uh, that's pretty much 20psi. Less than that was not enough for it to even take shape. It's literally maybe one pump!



Every instruction I've ever read about installing tubes & tires says to...
04-12-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 460
Posted By tNuvolari

Challenge Latex Tube is Pregnant Snake!

So I decided to try some latex tubes and picked up a couple of Challenge tubes. When I went to install, I blew them up about 20psi to install. The first one was fine but the second began bursting out...
03-04-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By tNuvolari

Anyone using Campy Synchro levers with Campy 10 Speed Drivetrain?

Wondering if it's possible to convert Campagnolo Synchro 8 speed levers into 10 speed? I guess it would take custom inserts with the proper grooves but it must be possible?!?

I'm converting my...
12-28-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By tNuvolari

Thanks to all for the suggestions and new ideas....

Thanks to all for the suggestions and new ideas. Who knew there were so many different handlebars???

I'm leaning towards bullhorns because of a couple reasons. First, I think I can use more easily...
12-26-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By tNuvolari

Italian City MTB Build - Which bars?

So I'm building a city/urban/MTB bike out of my Torpado frame since I've now got the Wilier but I'm not sure which handlebars to go with. I'd like something a bit more comfortable but also something...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By tNuvolari

What color is your Bianchi? I'll keep an eye...

What color is your Bianchi? I'll keep an eye out.

Went on a decent ride today and loving SoCal and its 84 degree temp today! Even at the beach it was warm and close to 80. And I've got some...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By tNuvolari

Ha, cool, a local guy! Not too many LA folks on...

Ha, cool, a local guy! Not too many LA folks on here for some reason....
Yes, that path is rough in spots. First time on it I pinched my tube and spent an hour fixing it....Long story short but my...
12-04-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By tNuvolari

Oh, is carbon paste needed here? How about...

Oh, is carbon paste needed here? How about inside the steerer tube where the expansion plug sits? It all seems to grip pretty securely without any paste so maybe it's not as critical here as in the...
12-04-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By tNuvolari

I know, I wasn't sure it would work either and I...

I know, I wasn't sure it would work either and I didn't have to expand it excessively either. The ID of my steerer was around 22mm and the thickness of the steerer tube is about 4mm (maybe a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By tNuvolari

Thanks and I do love the bike, I was just seeing...

Thanks and I do love the bike, I was just seeing if my ideas matched with what others have experienced.
Also, when I first started riding, I was using Michelin Pro Comps in 700c x 18. Then I had...
12-04-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By tNuvolari

Eh, torque specs, smorque specs! Carbon isn't...

Eh, torque specs, smorque specs! Carbon isn't that difficult, you just can't tighten things too much. So I built up my new frame and loving it even if carbon is not the answer to every problem. I...
12-04-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By tNuvolari

My frame is made in Italy but the fork is made by...

My frame is made in Italy but the fork is made by Advanced Composites. I guess a thicker fork tube is good in the long run as it must be stronger. I used the FSA plug for a few days but I had already...
12-04-20, 03:56 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,754
Posted By tNuvolari

So, to update, I switched to a front Campy Chorus...

So, to update, I switched to a front Campy Chorus dual pivot and while not as powerful as the Ciamillo, it has better feel and has enough power that I never lacked stopping power. However, I updated...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By tNuvolari

Wilier Triestina Izoard Build & First Time Carbon Thoughts

So I bit the bullet and bought a carbon frame. Well, the biting wasn't that bad as I scored a Wilier carbon frame for $300 on eBay. It's a weird frame in that there is literally no information at all...
11-27-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By tNuvolari

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11-27-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By tNuvolari

2006 Wilier Izoard Carbon Fork Expansion Plug

I have a 2006 Wilier Triestina Izoard(carbon fiber fork & steerer) and I bought a Cinelli/Columbus 1 1/8" expansion plug which I assumed would fit but it it too big to slide in (that's what she...
11-22-20, 03:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By tNuvolari

Question about the carbon fiber fork and...

Question about the carbon fiber fork and compression fitting: Does the compression fitting have to be lined up with where the stem clamps? Or is the compression fitting just to provide an attachment...
11-18-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,185
Posted By tNuvolari

Thanks everyone for the help and advice. From all...

Thanks everyone for the help and advice. From all these comments, I've noticed a few repeating ideas:

1) Original Looks are the easiest. So I'm not crazy as these were the first clipless pedals I...
11-17-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,185
Posted By tNuvolari

Clipless Pedal Rant and Questions

So after resurrecting my old Torpado and updating it with Campy 10 speed Ergos, I thought it's only natural to update my 1st generation Look pedals. I tried Campy Pro-Fit Records but they were too...
11-16-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By tNuvolari

Yeah, I'm not sure of the exact year but from...

Yeah, I'm not sure of the exact year but from what I've read, it's right around 2005. I think 2004 was still the scandium/carbon frame and then by 2006, I think the "look through" hole was no longer...
11-16-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By tNuvolari

Wilier Izoard Info Request

I just took the plunge and bought a new frame, well, new for me, off eBay. It's a 2005 Wilier Izoard which is one of the early all carbon frames. There is virtually no information about this frame...
11-04-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By tNuvolari

Italian Frame Material Comparison Questions: Aluminum/Carbon vs. Titanium vs. Carbon

Hi, I have recently upgraded my 80's Italian Torpado (Columbus Aelle steel tubing) with campy 10 speed index shifting and have been loving the new experience but I wonder about upgrading to a newer...
10-17-20, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By tNuvolari

Hi, just curious as I recently bought a single...

Hi, just curious as I recently bought a single one of these but is there a difference between the front and the rear or are they identical (except for the mounting post?)

Thanks.
10-03-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By tNuvolari

Thanks for the help everyone... But after...

Thanks for the help everyone...

But after taking my hub apart, I found that the inner axle housing body basically rides on the axle and so the internal clearance is the same as the bearing inner...
10-02-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By tNuvolari

Campagnolo Vento Hub Bearing Replacement

Has anyone replaced their hub bearings on a Campy wheel with cartridge bearings? How difficult is it? Do I have to use a bearing remover and installer or do the bearings go in relatively easily? ...
09-21-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,754
Posted By tNuvolari

And so the Titanium Wonder Ebay Bolt was mailed...

And so the Titanium Wonder Ebay Bolt was mailed and then lost at the drop off location and no more are on Ebay so I went with a 30mm recessed bolt which isn't the best solution. Fitted with the...
08-27-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,754
Posted By tNuvolari

Well, it's all Campy parts so it should work....

Well, it's all Campy parts so it should work. Well, I mean, it does now but seems like it should have fit better from the start. Or that's just another bit of undocumented Campy knowledge: You should...
08-25-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,754
Posted By tNuvolari

No damage to the lever, it's just the built-in...

No damage to the lever, it's just the built-in ferrule is too small for the outer plastic coating of the casing so at first it rests on the plastic coating until it is strained and then it pushes...
08-25-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,754
Posted By tNuvolari

Ok, the mystery of the squishy and stretching...

Ok, the mystery of the squishy and stretching brake lever has been solved. Apparently, the casing outer coating was being pushed back inside the brake lever where it goes into the built in ferrule....
08-25-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,586
Posted By tNuvolari

Ha, no, I'm not completely uncoordinated. In...

Ha, no, I'm not completely uncoordinated. In fact, I can play drums and always have owned manual transmission cars with which I can heel & toe, left foot brake, etc. And I've never had trouble with...
08-24-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,586
Posted By tNuvolari

Link to article: ...

Link to article:

http://www.thetallcyclist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Bicycle-Guide-Magnificent-Seven-Test.pdf

Found it! Thanks. Interesting....and then a bit confusing, especially with...
08-19-20, 01:31 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,754
Posted By tNuvolari

Well, found out the the hidden secret of the...

Well, found out the the hidden secret of the Ciamillo calipers.....

...
08-19-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,754
Posted By tNuvolari

So I bought SwissStop BXP Blue pads for my...

So I bought SwissStop BXP Blue pads for my Ciamillo caliper but I still can't get the bolt or the threaded post off of the Ciamillo! So I put the SwissStop and newer, larger pads on my Athena front...
08-19-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,586
Posted By tNuvolari

Yes, I've been following your build as we were at...

Yes, I've been following your build as we were at very similar stages throughout and I secretly pine for a De Rosa frame, once I find one for a couple hundred bucks, ha ha.
As for my shifters, they...
08-13-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,586
Posted By tNuvolari

First off, I'm loving these Sidi shoes! I had a...

First off, I'm loving these Sidi shoes! I had a small problem where I was having slight heel irritation. The heel felt too narrow and was causing irritation but then I was experimenting with...
08-12-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By tNuvolari

Wow, thanks so much for that link, I swear I've...

Wow, thanks so much for that link, I swear I've searched for adequate instructions about these BB's but didn't see this until now. I apologize to Campy for assuming they hadn't provided much info but...
08-11-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By tNuvolari

Thanks for the links. I've been looking at planet...

Thanks for the links. I've been looking at planet cyclery items on Ebay but didn't know they had a site outside of Ebay. And probikekit seems to have lower prices than most other shops.



Ha,...
08-10-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By tNuvolari

Updating an old frame to Ultra Torque Crank

I have an 80's Torpado that I've successfully updated to Campy 10 speed shifting and I love it. However, I have a couple of issues with the crankset. So I'm thinking of upgrading to a Campy carbon...
08-05-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,754
Posted By tNuvolari

Couple new developments: Of course, the...

Couple new developments:

Of course, the double nut method seems to have nowhere near the strength needed to loosen the threaded post. Also, I tried to take the caliper apart by removing the hex...
08-05-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,586
Posted By tNuvolari

Thanks for the info on the sidi insoles, I was...

Thanks for the info on the sidi insoles, I was wondering what they were like. They do have a couple different versions. Were your's the solid blue ones?

I'm wondering if my heel issues are caused...
08-04-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,586
Posted By tNuvolari

So I bought a pair of SiDi shoes and wow, what a...

So I bought a pair of SiDi shoes and wow, what a great investment! I'd been searching Ebay non stop for a pair at an affordable price in my size but nothing was showing up. I had watched a well used...
08-04-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By tNuvolari

PM sent on pedals....

PM sent on pedals....
08-04-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,754
Posted By tNuvolari

I received my Ciamillo caliper. Pretty cool with...

I received my Ciamillo caliper. Pretty cool with a strange cam action which sort of makes it dual pivot although not in the traditional way. Also, the cam is a replaceable part, it's round and simply...
08-01-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,739
Posted By tNuvolari

​​​​​​Yup, that's them. They did improve things...

​​​​​​Yup, that's them. They did improve things over the original (as in original from 1992!) pads but I want more!



Ha, I've been having thoughts of a cycling cleated pedal attached to a bass...
08-01-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,739
Posted By tNuvolari

Salmon Kool Stops Ha, I was just watching...

Salmon Kool Stops

Ha, I was just watching Pixies live. They are playing live tomorrow at noon online on the NPR site. I assume your screen name is a pixies reference?
08-01-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,739
Posted By tNuvolari

I bought a bunch of Campy items in the early...

I bought a bunch of Campy items in the early 90's, crankset, brakes, hubs and rear wheel and a seat post. All of it is either Athena or Chorus but it was a strange time then because IIRC, Campy would...
07-29-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By tNuvolari

Ha, old Torpado! That's what I have but an 80's...

Ha, old Torpado! That's what I have but an 80's version. I have a build thread here:
...
07-28-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By tNuvolari

The marks are NOT divots, dings or any other kind...

The marks are NOT divots, dings or any other kind of damage to the surface of the metal that I can feel.

And the other part of this thread that I forgot to mention was about cleaning/polishing the...
07-28-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By tNuvolari

Polish for Older Campagnolo Cranks & Brakes?

I've seen the usual Campy alloy finish problems on nearly all older Campy parts but has anyone found a way to remove and/or polish? I just don't want to spend needless dollars on polish that only...
07-28-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,272
Posted By tNuvolari

Easy fix. I just repaired my 80's Duegi that came...

Easy fix. I just repaired my 80's Duegi that came completely apart. I used Weldwood contact cement and there is no hint of it coming apart again. Easy to use, just make sure you line it up correctly....
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