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10-26-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 812
Posted By bikingshearer

Put me in the "not a Cinelli" camp. I base that...

Put me in the "not a Cinelli" camp. I base that on: (1) seat cluster - not the Cinelli style (Speciale Corsas and Model Bs had the same distinctive fastback design, which Cino Cinelli was kind of...
10-23-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 932
Posted By bikingshearer

Get off my lawn . . . . ;)

Get off my lawn . . . .

;)
10-23-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 932
Posted By bikingshearer

You Liar. They don't even begin to match. Hers is...

You Liar. They don't even begin to match. Hers is running Shimano and yours is running Campy. She has yellow graphics on the fork, you have white. Her seat/bar tape combo is blue & blue, yours is...
10-22-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,432
Posted By bikingshearer

The best part about the Cinelli Super Corsa...

The best part about the Cinelli Super Corsa moniker is that it only exists because of a decal supplier's typo. Up until (I think) the early to mid-70s, Cinelli always called the model "Speciale...
10-22-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19,761
Views: 3,239,705
Posted By bikingshearer

A few months, they might have gotten the asking...

A few months, they might have gotten the asking price for the toilet paper.
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By bikingshearer

Well, they didn't say which wall or who the queen...

Well, they didn't say which wall or who the queen was . . . .
10-16-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By bikingshearer

PSA - Stronglight 93 on the 'bay

I have no connection with this whatsoever. Current bid price is low, so it could be a good deal for someone jonesing for a Stronglight 93 crankset. If I am reading the pics correctly, it appears to...
10-16-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By bikingshearer

If it's a rear hub: No, I would not ride it. ...

If it's a rear hub: No, I would not ride it.

If it's a front hub: Hell no, I would not ride it.
10-16-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By bikingshearer

Painted-to-match Silca with Campy metal head for...

Painted-to-match Silca with Campy metal head for the Eisentraut. Zefal HPs everything else (2 Cinellis, a Ron Cooper and a Paramount). I might switch over to a Silca (not painted to match, but...
10-13-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,460
Posted By bikingshearer

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Cino did win a couple Monuments: Milano-San Remo (1943 - okay, there was a war...
09-26-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,202
Posted By bikingshearer

This one. 1965 (approx.) Cinelli Special Corsa...

This one. 1965 (approx.) Cinelli Special Corsa (yes, repainted) with Campy 10sp triple. What's not to love?
...
09-25-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,636
Posted By bikingshearer

Some VAR goodness. Not sure how old the actual...

Some VAR goodness. Not sure how old the actual tools are, but the designs have been around a while.The headset press came from a bike shop that was have a "clean out the basement and attic" sale. The...
09-24-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,155
Posted By bikingshearer

Not so fast there. Back in 1973 or 1974, a...

Not so fast there. Back in 1973 or 1974, a friend and I made a barn find - literally - of what I eventually found out was a c.1961 Bianchi Competizione. As found, it had a triple crankset with a...
09-17-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,019
Posted By bikingshearer

I grew up in Livermore at the other (west) end of...

I grew up in Livermore at the other (west) end of the Altamont Pass. Yeah, that pass is a natural wind funnel, all most always from Livermore toward Tracy. (The really fun days are when it is both...
09-17-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3,703
Views: 327,212
Posted By bikingshearer

What I have been wrenching on lately? This....

What I have been wrenching on lately? This. Another old (1965ish) large (64cm x 61.5cm, both ctc) Cinelli Speciale Corsa. I had a too-small 1972ish SC, F/F/HS and bumped into a guy who had this one...
09-13-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,019
Posted By bikingshearer

I was going to go this afternoon, but thought...

I was going to go this afternoon, but thought better of it. I hope next weekend is better.

I have noticed a little bit of throat irritation and a bit of a blech taste in my mouth most of the...
09-01-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,389
Posted By bikingshearer

If all Ben Serotta ever did was spawn Keeper of...

If all Ben Serotta ever did was spawn Keeper of the Flame Dave Kirk, his place in the bike pantheon would be justified. But he did a lot more than that; everything I have heard says Serottas are...
08-25-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,826
Posted By bikingshearer

Ask how many rear triangle cold settings your LBS...

Ask how many rear triangle cold settings your LBS guy has done. As long as he has some experience and the right alignment tools (it sounds like he has both, but double check), I'd say invest the...
08-21-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,735
Posted By bikingshearer

What are you talking about? They are the most...

What are you talking about? They are the most exquisitely beautiful paperweights ever made. :D
08-21-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,577
Posted By bikingshearer

Sure we do. If you don't believe me, google...

Sure we do. If you don't believe me, google "Ford Edsel."
08-21-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,735
Posted By bikingshearer

Yup. This. It even works with the Rolls saddles...

Yup. This. It even works with the Rolls saddles I like if you go in through the back. The ratchet means that even the small amount of back-and-forth makes progress. Once you get the bolts finger...
08-12-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,227
Posted By bikingshearer

My sweet spot is old lugged steel frames with...

My sweet spot is old lugged steel frames with Campy 10sp triple drive trains. I prefer steel frames because I love the ride and the look. (My frames are ones I lusted after BITD and could not...
08-08-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By bikingshearer

I have a San Marco Rolls on all my bike (most are...

I have a San Marco Rolls on all my bike (most are Titanios) because I find them comfortable. I also think they look great. I have done some riding on an old Brooks Pro and liked it, too. I once rode...
08-07-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 705
Posted By bikingshearer

Don't forget that Sheldon himself says that on...

Don't forget that Sheldon himself says that on multiple occasions he mixed ISO cranks with JSO tapers and vice versa with nary a problem. Reading his stuff on this subject as a whole makes it clear...
07-28-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 944
Views: 93,545
Posted By bikingshearer

It wouldn't be July in the Berkeley hills without...

It wouldn't be July in the Berkeley hills without breezy, overcast, somewhat chilly weather . . . and goats. Nature's little lawnmowers, gainfully employed every summer decreasing fire fuel. They are...
07-16-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,704
Posted By bikingshearer

I'm tired of BF's garbage platform; I've had enough

Once again, for the umpty-umpth time, BF has timed me out and sent a post I spent some time crafting off into the ether, never to be seen again. The number of times this has happened is well into...
07-16-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,754
Posted By bikingshearer

Best. Cycling. Photo. Ever. ...

Best.

Cycling.

Photo.

Ever.

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07-02-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,261
Posted By bikingshearer

:thumb: Excellent. Thank for working on this and...

:thumb: Excellent. Thank for working on this and for letting us know, Siu.
06-12-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,362
Posted By bikingshearer

Another fave. Anquetil and Poulidor, Puy du Dome,...

Another fave. Anquetil and Poulidor, Puy du Dome, 1964 TdF.
...
06-12-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,362
Posted By bikingshearer

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Coppi and Bartali. One of my all-time favorite racing photos. Note the...
05-30-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 114,932
Posted By bikingshearer

Another bike I never gave a thought to regarding...

Another bike I never gave a thought to regarding whether it is a sports tourer or not. I'm guessing that thought did not cross the builder's mind (Cino, or Luigi, or whoever)) when the frame was...
04-30-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 131,745
Posted By bikingshearer

The Devil Mountain did not reward me with a ton...

The Devil Mountain did not reward me with a ton of wildflowers this past Sunday (the 28th), but I did see a nice patch of lupine near Rock City and a wonderful hillside of poppies a little bit above...
05-12-18, 11:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,351
Posted By bikingshearer

You can stand over it, you like the ride and it...

You can stand over it, you like the ride and it sounds like you are fairly comfortable on it. Those metrics are more important than numbers.
12-01-17, 03:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,647
Posted By bikingshearer

The Albert Eisentraut downtube decal.

The Albert Eisentraut downtube decal.
08-24-11, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2,248
Views: 796,798
Posted By bikingshearer

I guess BBM is right - you really can't swing a...

I guess BBM is right - you really can't swing a dead cat without hitting a red De Rosa. :D
My 1986 Professional
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My...
11-14-08, 07:21 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 16,478
Posted By bikingshearer

And to anyone who hacks up a perfectly good...

And to anyone who hacks up a perfectly good vintage frame to make a frankenbike fixie: "Drew you!"
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