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02-04-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,626
Posted By jamesdak

Silva was just a manufacturer of braze on parts. ...

Silva was just a manufacturer of braze on parts. Love to see more of your Lemond. Me encanta ver ms de tu Lemond
01-25-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,753
Posted By jamesdak

What a bird!!!!!!!!!!! First saw those flying in...

What a bird!!!!!!!!!!! First saw those flying in the early 80s' at Ft Polk when they flew in support of the tanks. Still my favorite aircraft and a true hero of the ground pounders. The sound of that...
01-25-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,753
Posted By jamesdak

How many know that the old flash handle from the...

How many know that the old flash handle from the Graflex was the origin for the Jedi's Lightsaber?

Lightsaber story...
01-24-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,753
Posted By jamesdak

Well for years and years I had pretty much every...

Well for years and years I had pretty much every 7 series Minolta ever made as well as others. From the SR-7 up to the final Maxxum 7D including some rangefinders in the mix with the SLRs. Most where...
01-24-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,753
Posted By jamesdak

Well, for static landscape work I've been using...

Well, for static landscape work I've been using DSLRs for years to get hi res shots that kill my old 120 stuff. Basic techniques is to shoot the scene with a prime telephoto and break it up into as...
01-19-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By jamesdak

Yeah, I'm sure it is old. Here's the same bike...

Yeah, I'm sure it is old. Here's the same bike being talked about.

https://www.steel-vintage.com/blog/2015/02/billato-cromovelato-1983/

Hopefully, they'll add on some current images and...
01-19-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By jamesdak

^ Good News!

^ Good News!
01-19-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By jamesdak

Billato site up and running!

For fans of Billato bikes, check out the new website!

Billato Bikes (https://www.billato.com/)

And this old school beauty.

Supercorsa (https://www.billato.com/supercorsa)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,176
Posted By jamesdak

Oops, sorry should have mentioned who. I meant...

Oops, sorry should have mentioned who. I meant Lemond. I was talking with Ben McCarthy. His email is ben@lemond.cc.

Here's the text of the email from last Jan:

"Greetings Jim, hope you're well...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,176
Posted By jamesdak

Contact the company directly. Last year they...

Contact the company directly. Last year they still had a bunch of frames in the factory. Quoted me $2300 for one. I was dealing with a guy named Ben.
01-12-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By jamesdak

I had an 87 Tempo and Fuji S12-s. I converted the...

I had an 87 Tempo and Fuji S12-s. I converted the Fuji and it was fairly simple with plenty of room for the fat tires.
...
01-11-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,729
Posted By jamesdak

More current pic than I posted years ago. ...

More current pic than I posted years ago.

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/169181594.jpg...
01-05-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By jamesdak

^ Thanks for info T-Mar . I wonder if maybe...

^ Thanks for info T-Mar .

I wonder if maybe it's Thron? That matches the seatpost. I found this Diamant Blitz bike that looks a lot like this in terms of the paint job. It's been the closes bike...
01-05-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,708
Posted By jamesdak

Just thought I'd update my comments on mine a...

Just thought I'd update my comments on mine a bit. I decided to leave this groupset on it. I looked my logs for this bike and realized it was already given me more top speed paced rides...
01-05-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 54,231
Views: 7,609,564
Posted By jamesdak

Small Giordana Antares that looks pretty good on...

Small Giordana Antares that looks pretty good on first glance if the seller will bargain.
...
01-05-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,452
Posted By jamesdak

Well....I had a good year to be honest. I...

Well....I had a good year to be honest.

I picked up this pretty much NOS Paletti made with EL OS that I wound up having built up with a nice 9 speed Campagnolo Chorus Groupset. Went though two...
01-05-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By jamesdak

So I ran a cheap borescope camera down the...

So I ran a cheap borescope camera down the seattube and the steerer. No signs of any raised ridges, Without any in the steerer tube that pushes me to think it's Cromor or Gara or the like. Earlier I...
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By jamesdak

If it helps I just sold my Designer 84 for $200...

If it helps I just sold my Designer 84 for $200 to a guy at my LBS. I had it listed for $350 with no hits for months. Now mine was totally sound mechanically but cosmetically it had a lot of marks...
01-02-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By jamesdak

Yeah I've have a few like that. Right now the...

Yeah I've have a few like that. Right now the Deda on the Serotta has a larger one of these as do the Icon Stems on my one Lemond and Y-Foil. One of the bikes I moved on this year had a little one...
01-02-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By jamesdak

I'd say a quill stem

I'd say a quill stem
01-01-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By jamesdak

^Wow!

^Wow!
01-01-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,029
Posted By jamesdak

Came back to this to update with my Concorde...

Came back to this to update with my Concorde frame. Wasn't sure who the builder was. A forum member on Paceline said it was definitely Billato built. So I posted over on the Billato owner's facebook...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,185
Posted By jamesdak

^ Passing car on the left??? :wtf:

^ Passing car on the left??? :wtf:
01-01-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,702
Posted By jamesdak

Well this one hasn't been shared in this thread. ...

Well this one hasn't been shared in this thread. The beautiful Paletti that was built this past year. Found the silver Campagnolo 9 speed groupset right before building it, perfect match in my...
01-01-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 721
Posted By jamesdak

Beat me too it. I find Lysol wipes do a great...

Beat me too it. I find Lysol wipes do a great job cleaning the grimiest of bikes. They are great for getting into all the little nooks and crannys.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26,664
Views: 16,569,137
Posted By jamesdak

Well... I've added a few more to the stable this...

Well... I've added a few more to the stable this year.

One is this Lemond Chamberry which I'm still converting from it's TT setup to a straight road setup.
...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,202
Posted By jamesdak

I wanted one in 2016 and going into 2020 I still...

I wanted one in 2016 and going into 2020 I still want one.
12-29-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 600
Posted By jamesdak

Yeah the first couple of times I cleaned Campy 10...

Yeah the first couple of times I cleaned Campy 10 cassettes I had to go online to find out which spacer went where since they were different.
12-29-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 600
Posted By jamesdak

Sheldon's spacing chart...

Sheldon's spacing chart (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-spacing.html)

This should help figure out how to sort it all out if needed.
12-29-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 600
Posted By jamesdak

Hmmmm...I've come across info on these while...

Hmmmm...I've come across info on these while looking for spacers to redo Campy 8 speed cassettes on modern Campy wheels.

If I remember correctly you do need cogs that are not on carriers and...
12-28-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By jamesdak

So Roberto Billato just responded via Facebook...

So Roberto Billato just responded via Facebook that they did indeed build this. Asked if he knows the tubing type and hopefully I'll get a response on that too. This means I'm up to 9 Billato built...
12-28-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By jamesdak

Looks sweet!

Looks sweet!
12-28-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By jamesdak

Curious about a Concorde's origins

I swear I had a thread about this here but can't find it now. Maybe I didn't.......

I picked up this frame a couple of months ago but research and asking around has not given me an answer on the...
12-28-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, Pete is great source for anything Campagnolo!

Yep, Pete is great source for anything Campagnolo!
12-27-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,120
Posted By jamesdak

This is so true today as it was 40 years ago. I...

This is so true today as it was 40 years ago. I just find it funny that they are now trying to "design" compliance into new bikes that was there in the old. Part of the point of why there really...
12-26-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,120
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, I've always been more about comfort than...

Yep, I've always been more about comfort than speed. But I've found that my steel allows me both so it's all good to me.
12-26-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,120
Posted By jamesdak

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2: Had to check and...

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2: Had to check and make sure this was C&V. This thread feels so much like the silliness that goes on in the road forum. :p
12-26-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,120
Posted By jamesdak

LOL, Domane with H2 Geometry is marketed as...

LOL, Domane with H2 Geometry is marketed as their comfortable road bike. And I too am clearly talking about comfort. My steel rides so much more comfortably on the rough chipseal roads which then...
12-26-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,120
Posted By jamesdak

I'm actually with Jack on this and I have demo'd...

I'm actually with Jack on this and I have demo'd modern bikes. In short it was a Trek Domane I tried just a couple of years ago to see how it handled the rough chipseal I ride on. I even went so far...
12-23-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,120
Posted By jamesdak

^This and later even.

^This and later even.
12-22-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,120
Posted By jamesdak

Yeah, I just can't agree with this at all. I've...

Yeah, I just can't agree with this at all. I've got so many good bikes that I enjoy regularly that are in the 1980-2000 range. The Billato built Lemonds and the Giordana's are all wonderfully built...
12-20-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,366
Posted By jamesdak

Here's the decal on the Team USA I had. ...

Here's the decal on the Team USA I had.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/724x800/128815843_80e624af2b7dae3d3a0bbb9b9baab543aa1cac2c.jpg
Can't see it all but if memory is...
12-20-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,618
Posted By jamesdak

Well, I guess I'd have to say kaleidoscopes. I'm...

Well, I guess I'd have to say kaleidoscopes. I'm currently sitting at 55 of them. Pretty much all found locally while antiquing.
...
12-20-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By jamesdak

Ugh, now I am regretting my decision not to bid...

Ugh, now I am regretting my decision not to bid even more. That looks so much better in your pictures than the ones from the original seller. You scored!

First up, Paletti is still around. ...
12-20-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By jamesdak

Fella's, we have a problem here. Robbie is using...

Fella's, we have a problem here. Robbie is using logic vs the golden N+1 rule. We need to get him some help! :hug:
12-19-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By jamesdak

???? I fail to see a problem. ;)

???? I fail to see a problem. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,589
Posted By jamesdak

That would have to be my ride on July 23rd. I...

That would have to be my ride on July 23rd. I took out five of my Lemond bikes for a 6 mile lap for a total of 30 miles. Anyone who knows Lemond will understand what this day was all about and why...
12-16-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By jamesdak

Well, I"m NOT a lightweight but have been running...

Well, I"m NOT a lightweight but have been running taped tubs for a couple of years now with no problems. Very simple to do and I totally trust the tape I'm using.

Carogna Tubular Tape...
12-16-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,722
Posted By jamesdak

It works like a quill stem.

It works like a quill stem.
12-14-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 54,231
Views: 7,609,564
Posted By jamesdak

I saw those brakes but wasn't sure since the...

I saw those brakes but wasn't sure since the "gem" looked so dark in the pics. I had contacted the seller with several questions but he didn't answer about the brakes and one other question. I had...
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