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12-01-20, 08:15 AM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

First glance at this pic I thought the downed...

First glance at this pic I thought the downed tree branch was the tail of a scarf blowing in a serious wind. Second glance I thought maybe it was the Bottechia sending some kind of steel energy force...
11-26-20, 01:12 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Sunny and 70 here today! I had a small window...

Sunny and 70 here today! I had a small window between the roads drying out from last nightís rain and having to get to work in the kitchen, so took the Basso for a quick ride around town. Fu by about...
11-24-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,392
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Oh yeah, thatís one of the classic stories of pro...

Oh yeah, thatís one of the classic stories of pro cycling toughness.We followed that story closely that year. Hereís my son waiting to get his autograph a couple of days later at the TT in Grenoble....
11-23-20, 06:27 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Pretty cool day today. In yesterday's paper there...

Pretty cool day today. In yesterday's paper there was an article about the old railroad tunnel through the Blue Ridge finally opening. This was a tunnel built in the mid 1800's, apparently at the...
11-23-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,392
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

This thread delivers! The Gugie PNW tour...

This thread delivers! The Gugie PNW tour described by the man himself earlier might be best ever but I think itís edged out by my ride up Alpe DíHuez in 2011. Not only was it a great ride, it is my...
11-22-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,563
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

One more

When were able to coax one of you left coasters back East

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11-21-20, 02:29 PM
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Views: 1,596
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I think this one: ...

I think this one:


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11-20-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,563
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

More like ďIím supposed to sleep with this guy?Ē

More like ďIím supposed to sleep with this guy?Ē
11-15-20, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I think this might be a thread foul Neal.🤫

I think this might be a thread foul Neal.🤫
11-14-20, 03:58 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Did a mostly gravel ride in between Crozet and...

Did a mostly gravel ride in between Crozet and Batesville today. I explored a new road which would have spit me out next to Batesville and itís country store for a sammich if I could have gotten...
11-12-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 575
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Well doesn’t look to fit neatly into any single...

Well doesn’t look to fit neatly into any single category of model but not the first time we’ve seen this from Italian builders in the 70’s and 80’s. If it were mine, I think I’d call it a Superissimo...
11-11-20, 07:19 AM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Cutting off derailleur hangers and braze on bits...

Cutting off derailleur hangers and braze on bits irks me but otherwise ride it however you want. Leaving a bike out in the rain to rust also annoys me, but that applies to even cheapo bikes.
11-10-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16,451
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Real life got in the way today and though I...

Real life got in the way today and though I wanted to do a long ride to enjoy the last of the spring-like weather, I didnít have time, so did a quick ride around town from my front door. Still...
11-08-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 575
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Off the top of my head, I did not think the...

Off the top of my head, I did not think the Master was a thing until mid 80's. Any flutes or indentations in the tubes?
11-08-20, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Took ďOld GloryĒ Paletti for a spin around town...

Took ďOld GloryĒ Paletti for a spin around town today. Willow Tree is some kind of tech company headquartered in Charlottesville and they recently revamped the old Wool Factory, making a nice complex...
11-08-20, 10:34 AM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

That's the humidity Neal. It never goes away in...

That's the humidity Neal. It never goes away in the South.
11-07-20, 02:58 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

No pics today. I did 30 hilly miles in fantastic...

No pics today. I did 30 hilly miles in fantastic weather. Then rode over to pick up a good deal on a small GB handlebar bag. Stopped on the way home for some celebratory steaks and Lambrusco. Damn...
11-06-20, 06:50 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I just find empty beer cans and old masks.

I just find empty beer cans and old masks.
11-04-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16,451
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Best cure for doomscrolling is go hide out on the...

Best cure for doomscrolling is go hide out on the bike. 52 miles, 4600 ft climbing on a gorgeous day. Got about 10 miles of gravel, mostly new to me roads.

...
11-03-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Do what it takes to make the bike ride like you...

Do what it takes to make the bike ride like you want it. I get wanting to make the bike as true to original as possible and only you can answer if it being not quite original spec is going to bother...
11-03-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 962
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Had a recent discussion on Paceline about the...

Had a recent discussion on Paceline about the TB-14. My experience on 2 wheelsets is they look good, well built, but not a racer rim and IMO more appropriate for touring use or when the aesthetics...
11-02-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,331
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Pics! I didn't want to pin the tutti fruity on...

Pics! I didn't want to pin the tutti fruity on you unless you were ready to be outed. Long time no talk.
11-02-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,386
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Ahh yes. That one got traded a while back and I...

Ahh yes. That one got traded a while back and I forgot to update the thread.
11-02-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,331
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

That is a slick looking bike, robertorolfo....

That is a slick looking bike, robertorolfo. Nicely done!

Appreciate the bump, but the frame was traded for a Pinarello about a year and half ago. My bad for not updating the thread.
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

My wife had a 3 speed Nexus IgH city bike. We...

My wife had a 3 speed Nexus IgH city bike. We used to live in a kind of hilly town and it was her commuter for the 2 mile ride to work with one hill. We moved to a hillier town and the 3 speed, even...
10-30-20, 03:14 PM
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Views: 488
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Very cool. To think, all that riding without disc...

Very cool. To think, all that riding without disc brakes! I recently finished reading East of Eden, set in the same era and close to same location and didn’t once occur to me that someone would be...
10-30-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16,451
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Yikes, we just had to deal with going from 80 to...

Yikes, we just had to deal with going from 80 to 60 degrees today.

Today I rode the scary clown gauntlet in Free Union

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10-24-20, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Went on the Blue Ridge Parkway today, apparently...

Went on the Blue Ridge Parkway today, apparently along with just about everyone else in a 200 mile radius.Most of them stayed in their cars though....
10-21-20, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Popped my bike packing cherry. Rode 30 miles out...

Popped my bike packing cherry. Rode 30 miles out to the Hardware River Wildlife Management Area near the town of Scottsville. The Hardware River is the size of a large creek (the bar is low to be...
10-21-20, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Well how about that, didnít realize you were in...

Well how about that, didnít realize you were in that neck of the woods! I grew up in Wilson, went to Hunt High School. You need to ride and post a pic from the whirligig park in Wilson. Theyíre real...
10-21-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 680
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

The Wheels Mfg spacer kit that I’m familiar with...

The Wheels Mfg spacer kit that I’m familiar with is to use on an 8 speed Shimano cassette and space it for Campy, necessitating a Shimano freehub. I’ve just gone with compact cranks on some of my 8...
10-18-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Picked up a Merckx Pro

Cool bikes have been thin on the ground on my local CL for quite some time now but an Ď82 Merckx Pro popped up in my size for a very good price. I have an Ď85 Pro and Ď89 Century, both interestingly...
10-08-20, 03:12 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

obrentharris I did a mostly gravel ride today on...

obrentharris I did a mostly gravel ride today on the Heron and also early on ran into road grader work with the same kind of loose dirt. I pressed on and luckily work only lasted less than a mile. I...
10-07-20, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Quick ride downtown to vote today. Iíve been down...

Quick ride downtown to vote today. Iíve been down a couple times but the crowds havenít tapered off. Sucked it up and got in line today.

...
09-30-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Someone could pick up this, the Veloce cranks,...

Someone could pick up this, the Veloce cranks, and that nice Olmo and have a really sweet vintage looking modern bike.
09-27-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

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Been there
09-27-20, 07:52 AM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Also listed in Charlottesville for tree fiddy ...

Also listed in Charlottesville for tree fiddy

https://charlottesville.craigslist.org/bik/d/charlottesville-miyata-610-touring/7203407945.html
09-26-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I love that kind of riding! No rules say you have...

I love that kind of riding! No rules say you have to be on the bike pedaling the whole time. It definitely shakes out the cobwebs to do adventures like that.
09-21-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 873
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I donít see a problem with paying someone their...

I donít see a problem with paying someone their asking price if well below FMV. Haggling them even lower? Well thatís another story. Of course every situation is different. Little old lady who needs...
09-19-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,207
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

It shows that you loved that job. I’d buy a bike...

It shows that you loved that job. I’d buy a bike from you any time.
09-17-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Not sure if youíre referring to Porteís flat....

Not sure if youíre referring to Porteís flat. Mavic support was on it pretty quick, but apparently didnít have what he needed so he had to wait for the team car to work itís way up. The marginal...
09-16-20, 05:25 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

^^^ Thats a good looking Moto Bacon. Simple and...

^^^ Thats a good looking Moto Bacon. Simple and elegant.

Today I explored Dick Woods Road. This is mostly known to locals as a two lane 45/55 mph road in Western Albemarle County, but Iíve noticed...
09-12-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Bingo - probably 85 or 86 with looks like first...

Bingo - probably 85 or 86 with looks like first gen C record group.
09-12-20, 08:05 AM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

If youíre still in DC, take a spin past the...

If youíre still in DC, take a spin past the Jefferson Memorial over to Hanes Point. Nice paved loop with no traffic and nice views.

Another short ride for me yesterday. Rode up a stiff climb in a...
09-06-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,029
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Dip with the left hand, eat with the right hand. ...

Dip with the left hand, eat with the right hand.

My contribution is caliper brakes with centering screws.
09-05-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,029
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

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09-05-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16,451
Views: 1,719,540
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Took the Merckx Century out today with a new set...

Took the Merckx Century out today with a new set of cranks. Sugino XD compact 50-34. I have a few bikes 8 and 10 speed with standard cranks and wanted to expand my fleet of bikes that Iím able to use...
09-05-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,416
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Seems like he’s been trying to sell it and...

Seems like he’s been trying to sell it and frustrated by the soft market for vintage bikes. I didn’t get any real arrogance from that brief description, just a guy venting. Still several levels below...
09-04-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,596
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Colnago sizing is seat tube center to top...

Colnago sizing is seat tube center to top measurement so a Colnago 56 jibes with your other measurements. Supers have crimps on the inside of the chain stays but I’m not sure if that persisted into...
09-03-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,469
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I’m pleased to see Eddy Merckx and De Rosa bikes...

I’m pleased to see Eddy Merckx and De Rosa bikes back in the Peloton. The paint job on the Astana Wilier bike in the breakaway (stage winner) was nice.
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