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12-01-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 937
Posted By robertorolfo

Doug out here making me wish I lived in Niles,...

Doug out here making me wish I lived in Niles, Michigan, so I could pop into his shop with a few frames! Good stuff...
11-25-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 220,907
Posted By robertorolfo

Sad news indeed:...

Sad news indeed: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIJliuxX4AM32Xr.jpg
Forum: Foo
11-23-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8,017
Views: 1,484,353
Posted By robertorolfo

I'm so happy to finally hear someone else saying...

I'm so happy to finally hear someone else saying this. I'm constantly complaining to my wife that the biggest issue with SUV's is the visibility. On the highway you can't see anything up ahead in the...
Forum: Foo
11-18-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8,017
Views: 1,484,353
Posted By robertorolfo

Oh, and this! ...

Oh, and this! https://www.alfagtv6.com/images/black_it.jpg
11-12-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,364
Posted By robertorolfo

Here, here...

Here, here...
11-12-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 156,839
Posted By robertorolfo

Have you been here already?:...

Have you been here already?: https://www.zullo-bike.com/history/
11-12-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,364
Posted By robertorolfo

Thanks again everyone for these great...

Thanks again everyone for these great contributions.

I see the "journey" and "thrill of the hunt" themes coming up often, and I can certainly relate to that. I've been fortunate enough to have...
11-11-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,364
Posted By robertorolfo

Thanks for all the replies. Was just curious what...

Thanks for all the replies. Was just curious what the through process was for everyone, so this is interesting reading.



I've also been in a situation where I thought I was happy with the...
11-11-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 51,670
Posted By robertorolfo

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

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11-10-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 156,839
Posted By robertorolfo

Happy to help. Looks like you can buy it at the...

Happy to help. Looks like you can buy it at the link below for just 3.50 Euro. I agree that it would make a cool shirt, and it looks like the illustrator must have been a bike fan to pick that model...
11-10-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 156,839
Posted By robertorolfo

A year later... Topolino is the Italian name for...

A year later... Topolino is the Italian name for Mickey Mouse. It was a comic book, and it cost mille lire.
11-10-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,025
Posted By robertorolfo

I've seen some really wacky saddle angles on the...

I've seen some really wacky saddle angles on the various cheap fixed gear or single speed bikes the kids are riding in the city these days. I think it's just because they don't know any better (saw...
11-10-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,290
Posted By robertorolfo

The word hoarder is so misused these days,...

The word hoarder is so misused these days, despite that TV show that might have shown some people what it really means. It's also generally an insult, or at the least has highly negative...
11-03-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By robertorolfo

I know exactly what you mean about the...

I know exactly what you mean about the loneliness. Riding in the city isn't perfect, but it is rarely lonely or dull, and I find it easier to push a little harder when I want a workout.

I'm...
11-02-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,331
Posted By robertorolfo

Someone from the forum needs to buy this and keep...

Someone from the forum needs to buy this and keep it 'in the family.' These bikes build up beautifully and the ride is amazing:...
11-02-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,185
Posted By robertorolfo

Pegoretti meets Pollock... Actually, I...

Pegoretti meets Pollock...



Actually, I think Wilier is a pretty famous name in the bike world, and extremely well respected. If you have money to spend, you really can't get much better than a...
10-30-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,712
Posted By robertorolfo

Oh, maybe I should have googled at bit first: ...

Oh, maybe I should have googled at bit first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48v9DHuKEH0

I know, it's carbon, but those are some skinny tires and it seems to be floating easily.
10-16-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By robertorolfo

Funny you should say that, because in response to...

Funny you should say that, because in response to Unca_Sam's post I was going to point out that judging the color is difficult in photos, as it can really vary depending on the lighting.

I mean,...
10-02-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,141
Posted By robertorolfo

Lovely aside from those brifters. Looked horrible...

Lovely aside from those brifters. Looked horrible back in the day, look even worse now. Go downtube...
09-09-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 11,353
Posted By robertorolfo

The writing. It's poorly worded and leaves the...

The writing. It's poorly worded and leaves the reader confused as to how many team members tested positive (one from each of those teams, or four from each). And of course this detail makes all the...
09-08-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,351
Posted By robertorolfo

I'd say 'so far, so good,' and the same for the...

I'd say 'so far, so good,' and the same for the US Open tennis, but what I saw on stage 8 prompted me to post here. And for those that might have missed it, there were instances of fans screaming...
08-21-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By robertorolfo

Makes sense. Also, don't forget that a shorter...

Makes sense. Also, don't forget that a shorter wheelbase should give more nimble handling.
08-21-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,351
Posted By robertorolfo

I'm definitely not trying to gloat, and I still...

I'm definitely not trying to gloat, and I still think they should do their best to ban fans from attending.

Anyway, I may have spoken too soon, as I just read that an AG2R rider has tested...
08-19-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,702
Posted By robertorolfo

In terms of materials, I can't say. But in terms...

In terms of materials, I can't say. But in terms of style? I'd say no, as that is a particularly unattractive example of modern CF.



They claim to be printing "continuous carbon fiber,"...
08-04-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,764
Posted By robertorolfo

Yep, or the single Campagnolo component (usually...

Yep, or the single Campagnolo component (usually a front derailleur) among a sea of mismatched parts from other brands, but stil "Campagnolo parts."

Reminds me of a Tommasini that was on...
08-04-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,764
Posted By robertorolfo

"Premium Campagnolo Mirage (or Xenon)...

"Premium Campagnolo Mirage (or Xenon) Parts..."
07-31-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,086
Posted By robertorolfo

Writing this might be the biggest jinx of all...

Writing this might be the biggest jinx of all time, but here goes: I've been riding and commuting on Vittoria Corsa G's in NYC for over a year now, and have only gotten one flat from a small strand...
07-17-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By robertorolfo

Sorry guys, I hadn't really focused so much on...

Sorry guys, I hadn't really focused so much on the bike specifically. The poster actually looks better as a whole, from a 'distance', and not quite so enlarged as it appears here in the forum.

I...
07-16-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By robertorolfo

Che Bello...

Just saw the poster for this year's Giro D'Italia, and I think it's fantastic (with a vintage vibe). Playing on the fall race dates brilliantly. Hopefully the race will actually take place......
07-16-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,235
Posted By robertorolfo

If you have disc brakes, and they are powerful...

If you have disc brakes, and they are powerful enough to lift your rear wheel off the ground, then you have more than enough braking power to handle the extra weight suggested.
07-15-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,235
Posted By robertorolfo

Definitely enjoying the novelty of someone trying...

Definitely enjoying the novelty of someone trying to make their bike slower (and less attractive) for once!
07-15-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,636
Posted By robertorolfo

Oh, I know about the trouble with tribbles... ...

Oh, I know about the trouble with tribbles...

Seriously though, I wasn't offended at all. An MBA is just a degree, and as you indicated they aren't particularly hard to get at many schools. Like...
07-13-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,636
Posted By robertorolfo

I snapped a throttle cable once on a 125cc...

I snapped a throttle cable once on a 125cc scooter. Had a small tool kit with me, and luckily the cable snapped near the twist grip, so I was able to make it home (riding through the city center) by...
07-10-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,807
Posted By robertorolfo

6 of each? And how many sets of Ergos do you...

6 of each? And how many sets of Ergos do you have? Hoarding, or just a lot of projects?
07-10-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,499
Posted By robertorolfo

That's kinda what I thought, although I never...

That's kinda what I thought, although I never understood why people are bothered by his posts (and on the contrary, could understand an issue with the other guy. See below...)



First off, it's...
07-07-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,555
Posted By robertorolfo

Life is too short to be spending time on...

Life is too short to be spending time on two-wheeled machinery that is isn't special to you.
07-07-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,857
Posted By robertorolfo

Oh how the tables have turned, an LBS...

Oh how the tables have turned, an LBS recommending the forum!



Already? It's certainly a bit more involving that restoring most vintage furniture, but perhaps more rewarding in the end...
07-01-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,277
Posted By robertorolfo

What Color Bar Tape?

Just to make things a little easier, I'm not going to ask you to identify a rusty old frame, I just want to hear people's opinions on the best color of bar tape to use.

I recently received the...
07-01-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By robertorolfo

Nothing to contribute, just want to thank juvela...

Nothing to contribute, just want to thank juvela for all of this knowledge he is sharing... (and hopefully he isn't Juventino)
06-26-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,112
Posted By robertorolfo

Not at all. Ride around NYC enough and it will...

Not at all. Ride around NYC enough and it will simply be an observation...

But if this person thinks their bike looks cool, they obviously have no clue because that stem is horrific...
06-24-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 220,907
Posted By robertorolfo

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-23-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6,707
Views: 613,890
Posted By robertorolfo

Ha, I actually didn't intend to accumulate a...

Ha, I actually didn't intend to accumulate a bunch of Bassos, it just sort of happened (they tend to be priced rather reasonably). So now I'm dipping my toes into other waters. Gotta say that I like...
06-15-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,214
Posted By robertorolfo

Well, I obviously voted for Lotus, although I...

Well, I obviously voted for Lotus, although I don't have much experience with the other brands. My Lotus Unique was what got me started with the C&V bug, and I especially liked that is was a Long...
06-15-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,042
Posted By robertorolfo

This! Unless it's something super basic or hard...

This! Unless it's something super basic or hard to find, it's just not worth getting junk from the far east, and encouraging the junk market...



I know there are people that think negative...
06-11-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,106
Posted By robertorolfo

I think this thread hits home for some of us that...

I think this thread hits home for some of us that have wondered what will happen to our bikes (and other stuff) if/when something happens to us. Mind you, I'm not even at mid-life yet, but the...
06-11-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 737
Posted By robertorolfo

A lot of people mention pressing both cups at the...

A lot of people mention pressing both cups at the same time. I prefer to do them individually, because I think the tube itself, and then the pressed cup, give a more secure point for the other side...
06-09-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,267
Posted By robertorolfo

Unrecognized benefit of cycling in NYC: if you...

Unrecognized benefit of cycling in NYC: if you don't want to bother with tools, patch kits, spares... just carry a metrocard. Super thin and light weight, it will get you and your bike home 24 hours...
06-05-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,537
Posted By robertorolfo

Again, you are arriving at inaccurate conclusions...

Again, you are arriving at inaccurate conclusions (for one reason or another), and then making accusations based on those nonsensical conclusions.

Crime rates? Those statistics generally include...
06-05-20, 09:36 AM
06-05-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,537
Posted By robertorolfo

Things are extra slow at the moment. Partially...

Things are extra slow at the moment. Partially because many of these postal workers were simply not on the job because of the pandemic (essential or otherwise), and also for exactly the reason...
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