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04-09-20, 02:28 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

^^^^^ Multi use trail indeed. Great pics...

^^^^^
Multi use trail indeed.

Great pics everyone!
04-07-20, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Im in the “Is that bike the right size for you?” ...

Im in the “Is that bike the right size for you?” club, 6’2” and ride 56 cm bikes.

Nice pics Jeff.
04-07-20, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Short ride around town today on the Super. This...

Short ride around town today on the Super. This the first real ride on my new built high flange wheels. First couple of rides had the worst squeal I’ve ever experienced - the kind where people would...
04-05-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Jeff, hopefully we got our early April bad juju...

Jeff, hopefully we got our early April bad juju out of the way for the next few years.
04-05-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

At this point, it was clear the BB had backed out...

At this point, it was clear the BB had backed out further, I was 10+ miles from my car and decided I better call it quits, tuck my tail between my legs and go home. BTW, a good mechanic never blames...
04-05-20, 03:54 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

So another 1/2 mile from here I make a right turn...

So another 1/2 mile from here I make a right turn onto Blackwells Hollow road for a few paved miles before an epic gravel climb with 15-18% grades up to Skyline Drive. I have some nagging worry about...
04-05-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

The strain of the gravel starts to tell. Legs...

The strain of the gravel starts to tell. Legs still feel good but this stretch on Wesley Chapel Road I just finished really pounded me. I pickup waited patiently behind me until I waved him around...
04-05-20, 03:37 PM
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Views: 372
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

After finishing Clark Road, it’s a right turn...

After finishing Clark Road, it’s a right turn onto Brown’s Gap Rd for about 3 miles of pavement before the next secteur of gravel, Fox Mountain Rd. This is the first real climb of the day, about 2...
04-05-20, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Finish the first secteur of gravel, right turn,...

Finish the first secteur of gravel, right turn, down the hill about a half mile to the Moorman River gives over to Clark Road, a long beautiful stretch of gravel road with gentle rollers.

One...
04-05-20, 03:16 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

My Soloica 2020

I was gonna post pics to the Virtual Eroica thread but this turned into quite an adventure and I took a lot of photos. So here goes:

Bike: 1984 Basso Gap with Super Record 6 speed. Magic MA40 rims...
04-05-20, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

From today’s “Soloica” ride, Western Albemarle...

From today’s “Soloica” ride, Western Albemarle County, Virginia:



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04-04-20, 04:38 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

More than likely the brake is not centered...

More than likely the brake is not centered properly. Maybe the bike got laid on it’s side and knocked it off kilter. Anyway, the center bolt can be loosened by an Allen key on the rear side of the...
04-03-20, 08:47 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

My ‘89 Supercorsa I got as a frame/fork about 3...

My ‘89 Supercorsa I got as a frame/fork about 3 years ago and I don’t think it had ever been built up.

...
04-03-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Very nice! Holdsworthy! ...

Very nice! Holdsworthy!


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04-03-20, 07:14 AM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Veloflex Master - if anyone has a spare in blue,...

Veloflex Master - if anyone has a spare in blue, I’m interested. Passed up a chance to get some on sale a couple weeks ago thinking I had enough bikes with blue tires.
04-02-20, 02:52 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Short ride around town today. I actually ended up...

Short ride around town today. I actually ended up riding twice as I ran over something and blew up my rear tire. Luckily < 3 miles from home so I MacGyvered a patch out of a length of duct tape in my...
04-02-20, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I plan on riding my “Soloica” on Sunday so will...

I plan on riding my “Soloica” on Sunday so will post bike pics then. Here are some past pics:

https://live.staticflickr.com/923/27657713228_a0c4901ea7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J921yC)
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04-01-20, 07:57 AM
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Views: 378
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Since today is the day I was supposed to fly out...

Since today is the day I was supposed to fly out West I was going to start a “post your Solo-ica “ thread. I have plenty of gravel and hard climbs but mine will probably be less than 50 miles unless...
03-31-20, 02:58 PM
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Views: 2,398
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I agree. While I don't think necessarily there is...

I agree. While I don't think necessarily there is some kind of conspiracy or coverup, it seems obvious to me that the official numbers are not reflecting what's going on in China. The past 2 days the...
03-30-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I really really hope the worst of this will be...

I really really hope the worst of this will be past by August, so I would say make a tentative reschedule to say, September and you’ll probably know by June or July how realistic that time frame will...
03-30-20, 03:51 PM
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Views: 476
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

No real expertise but I’d say they’re going to...

No real expertise but I’d say they’re going to lose out on that one.
03-29-20, 04:26 PM
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Views: 518
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

[QUOTE=SurferRosa;21390256]Fixed for orientation...

[QUOTE=SurferRosa;21390256]Fixed for orientation and masked for superflu.

QUOTE]

The beer is my shield
03-29-20, 03:58 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Well you’re pretty much looking at it. I...

Well you’re pretty much looking at it.

I still can’t figure out this sideways picture load.

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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Parts all look Chorus - 8 speed era to me with...

Parts all look Chorus - 8 speed era to me with exception of FD which is older Super Record and the shifters are C Record friction. Hopefully the cable adjuster on the RD is just unthreaded and not...
03-28-20, 08:03 AM
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Views: 403
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Depends - how’s that for an answer? I had a...

Depends - how’s that for an answer?

I had a couple hundred bucks in mind as a ball park.
03-27-20, 03:21 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Both bikes are pretty cool. A lot of this C+V is...

Both bikes are pretty cool. A lot of this C+V is riding bikes we couldn’t afford when we were younger.

Heres my cousin ‘83 Specialissima upgraded to 8 speed.



...
03-27-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Disappointing but I think the right call. This...

Disappointing but I think the right call. This region is just starting to get the first trickle of Covid and will be peaking (hopefully not disastrously so) in probably about a month. Too many...
03-26-20, 08:48 AM
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Views: 837
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

You count the bugs in his teeth.

You count the bugs in his teeth.
03-26-20, 08:03 AM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Well you know how to tell a cyclist is happy?

Well you know how to tell a cyclist is happy?
03-25-20, 07:43 AM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I put 8 speed Campagnolo on my ‘86 De Rosa. The...

I put 8 speed Campagnolo on my ‘86 De Rosa. The rear hub is 128 mm so it plays nicely on a the 126 mm frame. It’s not a huge problem putting 130 mm hubs on a steel 126 mm frame IMO, but if you’re set...
03-23-20, 07:56 AM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I think I lost track of what’s going on. I don’t...

I think I lost track of what’s going on. I don’t typically get too wrapped up into chain line unless I’m mixing in unmatched cranks and I’m having rear mech shifting problems. When keeping things...
03-22-20, 11:05 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Bella or Bel-bel ...

Bella or Bel-bel


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03-20-20, 10:46 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Good to know, thanks. Hang in there guys !

Good to know, thanks. Hang in there guys !
03-20-20, 10:44 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

A nice ‘87 Allez popped up on CL an hour away...

A nice ‘87 Allez popped up on CL an hour away from me. I contacted the guy but decided to pass for now until things settle down.

Side note: Researching the Allez I came across this old thread...
03-20-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I’m not quite sure for a road bike. His 29er mtb...

I’m not quite sure for a road bike. His 29er mtb here at home is a 20” with a 75 cm BB to saddle top measure. My guess for a road would be around a 60-62 cm. Last time he rode a road bike was when he...
03-19-20, 07:59 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Well, I guess never mind for now. Looks like...

Well, I guess never mind for now. Looks like California is on lockdown. Maybe I’ll bump when all this is over.
03-19-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

WTB (buy/borrow City Bike - LA/SoCal Peeps

Hello All,

Little bit of an unusual request. I'd like to hook my son up with a reliable city/beater bike. He is a sophomore at UCLA. They have moved to online only classes. Many, if not most of...
03-19-20, 07:44 AM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Hey Patrick, I most often buy from a seller...

Hey Patrick,

I most often buy from a seller yojimbogarage on eBay. He’ll cut to your length and Wheelsmith DB14’s are usually around $1 each. I’m sometimes able to find cheaper than that but it’s...
03-18-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 71
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Thats OK, he looked down in the dumps anyway....

Thats OK, he looked down in the dumps anyway. Lots more walkers around my town too.
03-18-20, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Oddly enough, I've sold way more parts over the...

Oddly enough, I've sold way more parts over the past few days than I have in a long time so my PayPal slush fund is bigger than normal (usually zero). I'm not a regular parts seller but a couple of...
03-18-20, 07:01 AM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

You know you’re a dedicated C+Ver ....

When you click on an ad for a Specialized Allez in your size and you’re profoundly disappointed to see this.

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03-17-20, 05:20 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

British Racing Green, so apologies to the Irish....

British Racing Green, so apologies to the Irish. Also forehead slap, completely forgot to wear my Ireland jersey on my ride today.
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03-15-20, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Figures that would happen to a Pinarello with...

Figures that would happen to a Pinarello with intact decals.
03-14-20, 08:00 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Agreed, I wore my 50 degree outfit, long sleeve...

Agreed, I wore my 50 degree outfit, long sleeve jersey, base layer, and heavier tights, thinking I’d be overdressed but was slightly chilly at times.
03-14-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15,002
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Today was “zombie day” for me, that is, after...

Today was “zombie day” for me, that is, after working a night shift, I sleep 3-4 hrs then try to readjust to normal life. I usually try to get a short ride in to get the pipes blown out. Gloomy out...
03-14-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,369
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

That let you think about something else (like...

That let you think about something else (like breakfast) for 2 hours until your next cup was due.
03-14-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

More expertise than mine will eventually show up...

More expertise than mine will eventually show up I’m sure, but I get a feel of a mid 80’s mid range model like Nuovo Alloro. The Formula tubing was their mid level stuff.
03-14-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,369
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Yeah, Matt and I were in his car ahead of the RV....

Yeah, Matt and I were in his car ahead of the RV. In the orange cone chute before the Border Patrol stop, there was an array of 3-4 sensors, one of which I caught a flash out of the corner of my eye....
03-12-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 12,171
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Postponement is good. I’ve decided to back out...

Postponement is good. I’ve decided to back out and was thinking of rescheduling my plane tix for July-ish to visit my son in Cali.
03-11-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 12,171
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

We’re all allowed to worry about more than one...

We’re all allowed to worry about more than one thing at a time.
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