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07-16-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,920
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: 4,147
Posted By bikingshearer

Best. Cycling. Photo. Ever. ...

Best.

Cycling.

Photo.

Ever.

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07-15-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By bikingshearer

Any repaint worth having done will not be cheap...

Any repaint worth having done will not be cheap (unless you do it yourself).

In your case, I'm guessing that shipping across the pond twice will add quite a bit to the total cost. Personally, that...
07-15-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,841
Posted By bikingshearer

Thank you. As I said, it's the best riding bike I...

Thank you. As I said, it's the best riding bike I have had the privilege to ride.



Further confirmation, as if any were needed, that Spence Wolf was a genius. :thumb:
07-04-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,288
Posted By bikingshearer

:roflmao: Post of the year, at least so far.

:roflmao: Post of the year, at least so far.
07-02-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,812
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: 39
Views: 2,292
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: 39
Views: 2,292
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...
06-08-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By bikingshearer

Brent: I am sorry the bike world lost a true...

Brent: I am sorry the bike world lost a true talent, but I am even more sorry you lost a friend. We are getting to be of an age where such sad events happen much too often.:(

I spoke with Bruce...
06-07-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,325
Posted By bikingshearer

Well, ****. I talked with him (briefly) at a few...

Well, ****. I talked with him (briefly) at a few NAHBS confabs, including 2019 in Sacto. Same with Della Santa - I would not have guessed we would have lost either one in 2019, much less both of...
06-05-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,347
Posted By bikingshearer

Chapeau, old friend. Nicely done, and nicely...

Chapeau, old friend. Nicely done, and nicely written.

I composed a longer post with some memories of my last Davis Double (40+ years ago, and hot, not hypothermic) that your report brought back....
06-05-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,476
Posted By bikingshearer

I wouldn't heat the dropout. Cold-setting...

I wouldn't heat the dropout. Cold-setting (bike-speak for "bending") is sufficient. I don't know if a propane torch would generate enough heat to affect the brazing, by why risk it?

Campagnolo and...
06-05-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,894
Posted By bikingshearer

Creative use of the seat post. It makes it easier...

Creative use of the seat post. It makes it easier to achieve that extreme nose up/nose ahead of the bottom bracket saddle positioning we all crave so much.:rolleyes:
06-04-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,841
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks. I like it. A lot.

Thanks. I like it. A lot.
05-30-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,841
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...
05-29-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By bikingshearer

I love that copper Wilier finish. Drop dead...

I love that copper Wilier finish. Drop dead gorgeous. Of course, it is pretty much the epitome of the "quick release Italian paint job."

At Eroica CA 2018, I saw two bikes out on the road that did...
05-25-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,619
Posted By bikingshearer

Oh, my. I mean . . . oh, my. Just . . . oh, my....

Oh, my. I mean . . . oh, my. Just . . . oh, my. All it needs is some Calvados and a Galois. And a beret.
05-21-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,890
Posted By bikingshearer

How about calling it "MarinErotica"? Completely...

How about calling it "MarinErotica"? Completely inappropriate and completely inaccurate at the same time. :D
05-15-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By bikingshearer

Based on the seat stay attachment to the seat...

Based on the seat stay attachment to the seat cluster, I am confident in saying it was not sold originally in Cinelli livery, at least not as a Speciale Corsa or Model B. Based on the "winged C"...
05-15-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 19,174
Posted By bikingshearer

Back to our original programming . . . . I...

Back to our original programming . . . .

I have yet to have my Olde Phart machines ridiculed or mocked. Sometimes people ask about what I am riding and surprised to hear that the frame is...
05-15-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By bikingshearer

Speaking of wind, as did anotherbrian, Bay Area...

Speaking of wind, as did anotherbrian, Bay Area to Sac is the way to go perhaps 75 days out of 100 (as opposed to going Sac to Bay Area). Generally speaking, the prevailing is some version of...
05-13-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By bikingshearer

Instead of going through Marin, I'd suggest...

Instead of going through Marin, I'd suggest taking BART to somewhere in the East Bay and go over East Bay hills (up Old Tunnel and down Pinehurst from Rockridge; or up Spruce and down Wildcat Canyon...
05-07-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,151
Posted By bikingshearer

This one. Mid-1960s Cinelli SC. There is a slight...

This one. Mid-1960s Cinelli SC. There is a slight springiness, a little extra liveliness, that is subtle but definitely there and makes for a great ride.

I have some other great bikes that are a...
05-07-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,890
Posted By bikingshearer

Yes, if I can get convince their PITA new on-line...

Yes, if I can get convince their PITA new on-line registration system to recognize my existence . . . .
04-30-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 125,703
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...
04-30-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,588
Posted By bikingshearer

I hear ya, Siu. I grew up on Mines Road about six...

I hear ya, Siu. I grew up on Mines Road about six miles south of Livermore in the very heart of the golden (read: dry as hell) hills. We had a couple of scares in the years my parents lived there...
04-26-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,599
Posted By bikingshearer

That is exactly how a Zunow should look - like it...

That is exactly how a Zunow should look - like it survived an explosion in a paint factory. :thumb:
04-26-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,599
Posted By bikingshearer

I taught my niece and nephew (children of my...

I taught my niece and nephew (children of my wife's brother) how to ride: Lord knows their parents weren't going to do it. It took 20 minutes, tops, before they could pedal on their own. As they were...
04-26-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,736
Posted By bikingshearer

The Record was only around for a few years before...

The Record was only around for a few years before the Nuovo Record came out (and hung around for 15 years or so). I suspect there was a reason for that.

My limited experience with the Record is...
04-26-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By bikingshearer

All I know is Conti 4000 25s + Mavic Open Pro...

All I know is Conti 4000 25s + Mavic Open Pro rims = Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy. I have pretty much given up on other combinations.
04-25-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,860
Posted By bikingshearer

And here he is. ...

And here he is.

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04-25-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,860
Posted By bikingshearer

Or pretend to be Zoetemelk! And as to why 2...

Or pretend to be Zoetemelk!

And as to why 2 cable clips instead of 3? The Mercier team in the 60s that rocked the purple jerseys (same team with Gan added as the main sponsor in the 70s) was...
04-25-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,599
Posted By bikingshearer

There is something almost hypnotizing about...

There is something almost hypnotizing about gliding along on a bike. I also think it is the perfect pace for seeing the world, slow enough the be able to enjoy the scenery in detail (and almost...
04-25-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 125,703
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks for poppy pics, people. I love poppies -...

Thanks for poppy pics, people. I love poppies - my favorite wild flowers - and have been getting my poppy fixes in the Berkeley Hills. I may have to check on their condition on the Devil Mountain...
04-23-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,288
Posted By bikingshearer

My Jackson road bike from about the same time had...

My Jackson road bike from about the same time had "Jackson" or "Bob Jackson" everywhere, too, but it was a road frame. Ol' Bob was not bashful about having his name displayed.

To the OP: it...
04-20-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By bikingshearer

I don't live in the area and have not done a ton...

I don't live in the area and have not done a ton of riding there. My wife's brother and family live in Lompoc, however (Vandenberg Village area, north and up a short hill on Hwy 1 from downtown), so...
04-19-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,168
Posted By bikingshearer

2019 Cino is definitely not in the cards for me. ...

2019 Cino is definitely not in the cards for me. On the other hand, 2020 is a very real possibility. And since there is a bit more flexibility in the Cino bike rules as compared to the Eroica bike...
04-18-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By bikingshearer

Hey, it could double as a chain tool for the...

Hey, it could double as a chain tool for the Jolly Green giant's bike . . . .
04-18-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By bikingshearer

My thoughts exactly. If these don't break it...

My thoughts exactly. If these don't break it free, put the wheel down and back away slowly.
04-16-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,164
Posted By bikingshearer

And look where that got him . . . .

And look where that got him . . . .
04-12-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,261
Posted By bikingshearer

:roflmao: Uuuhhhh . . . no.

:roflmao: Uuuhhhh . . . no.
04-11-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By bikingshearer

Definitely has the justly-renowned quick-release...

Definitely has the justly-renowned quick-release Pinarello paint job. :rolleyes:

Nice find. Clean it up and ride the heck out of it like it was meant to be ridden.
04-11-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,261
Posted By bikingshearer

Those of us of a certain age remember the...

Those of us of a certain age remember the Crescent ads in Bicycling magazine, c.1973. The first, second and third thing that caught my teen-aged eye had nothing whatsoever to do with anything about...
04-11-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By bikingshearer

Hey, I recognize that bike!

Hey, I recognize that bike!
04-11-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By bikingshearer

Very nice. As you probably know, since that is a...

Very nice. As you probably know, since that is a touring Limited, it is possible that Bruce Gordon built it. There may be a designation in the serial number that would tell you, but I am not at all...
04-11-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By bikingshearer

1978 Eisentraut "A," resprayed and decked on in...

1978 Eisentraut "A," resprayed and decked on in Campy 10sp triple finery. In this photo, it has vintage Campagnolo Record single pivot brakes, since replaced with dual-pivot Tektros of suitable...
04-11-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 16,279
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks for the photos, Straightblock. It was good...

Thanks for the photos, Straightblock. It was good to talk with you.


I did the short route to the lighthouse and back with Kabuki12. We met at on the inland short route at the first Eroica CA and...
04-09-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,260
Posted By bikingshearer

Okay, here's a factor that has not been...

Okay, here's a factor that has not been mentioned: the brand of drop out. Most of my bikes have old Campagnolo horizontal drop outs and I have never had a problem with them. Both my 2000 Lemond...
04-08-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 24,804
Posted By bikingshearer

This one. The others get some love, this one gets...

This one. The others get some love, this one gets the most love.
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04-08-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,965
Posted By bikingshearer

Campy 10sp brifters don't suck - they are on most...

Campy 10sp brifters don't suck - they are on most of my bikes. The shifting is good, the braking is good,and the ergonomics are good, at least for my hands. For me, the sweet spot for riding is old...
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