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09-16-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,863
Posted By KonAaron Snake

If you want to post your bike - post it...youíve...

If you want to post your bike - post it...youíve been around long enough to know the deal. If someone wants to talk about it, they will. If not, they wonít. You know the standard for ďvintageĒ is...
09-16-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,863
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Are you saying the crazy eddie t-shirt I got for...

Are you saying the crazy eddie t-shirt I got for free at Crazy Eddies isn't both classic and vintage?
09-16-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,863
Posted By KonAaron Snake

If you want to call it classic...call it classic,...

If you want to call it classic...call it classic, or antique, or whatever other marketing term you think fits. I'll decide for my self if I have any interest in it. To me, a large percentage of...
09-12-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 110,768
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Sorry man - that's what I got :( I couldn't...

Sorry man - that's what I got :(

I couldn't get a whole side shot because it was up against a busy street, and blocked by what it was parked to on the other side. If I see it again, I'll try to do...
09-11-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,664
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Had you said 57', I'd have your path racer.

Had you said 57', I'd have your path racer.
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I have a BMZ Palo Alto...it's a damned cool bike,...

I have a BMZ Palo Alto...it's a damned cool bike, and a very nice rider. Mine is basically an Italian sports tourer...which is not such an easy thing to find, and it truly is a great bike in terms of...
09-06-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,283
Posted By KonAaron Snake

The important question is how do YOU want to...

The important question is how do YOU want to build it? The peanut gallery will all have their own opinions...but it's YOUR frame. When it's a historic frame, you get into this "need expert opinion on...
09-06-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 871
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Gorgeous bike...probably going to be awfully fun....

Gorgeous bike...probably going to be awfully fun. So many ways to go with a build like that.
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I'd guess it's around 250 as a frame? Depending...

I'd guess it's around 250 as a frame? Depending on marketing? The more you research/learn, the more it's worth. It's the type of bike that's a better deal for buyers than sellers I suspect.

I...
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Very sharp bike, and good photos. Looks like it...

Very sharp bike, and good photos. Looks like it would be a fun rider...

I'm not familiar with the marquee, but it wasn't uncommon for shops to use contract builders and house branding. A lot of...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,756
Posted By KonAaron Snake

My only regret is not changing sooner... And...

My only regret is not changing sooner...

And Panaracers are the single most overrated product in the entire cycling ecosystem. Just one man's opinion, but I think their offerings outright suck for...
09-04-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,283
Posted By KonAaron Snake

However you want, and however it would be the...

However you want, and however it would be the most useful. It's a cool bike, but it's not a show piece, so I'd probably go practical with it...maybe an ultegra 10sp build or something, if you have...
09-04-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Love it Mike...that is spectacular.

Love it Mike...that is spectacular.
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By KonAaron Snake

The other thing to consider is that bike prices...

The other thing to consider is that bike prices have a lot to do with location...this one is in Brooklyn...buying one in Iowa isn't exactly apples-apples.
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I paid 600 for one...but it was for my ex, and we...

I paid 600 for one...but it was for my ex, and we wanted to get her a bike. It was a fantastic bike that she loved, so I think 500-550 is about right. I sold hers for 500 about two years later. The...
09-03-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 14,191
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Like Bill said, I really don't know the scope of...

Like Bill said, I really don't know the scope of the problem, or the work that goes on behind the scenes. It's not a democracy...I love the site and appreciate everyone who volunteers here...but I do...
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I don't get "it" either... Maybe a similar...

I don't get "it" either...

Maybe a similar paint scheme that someone tossed the decals on because it was similar? Maybe someone who had cheap access to paint? The Reynolds decals...i don't get it.
09-03-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 112,501
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I don't recall ever seeing a Cinelli scheme I...

I don't recall ever seeing a Cinelli scheme I didn't like. They're elegant, distinctive, and classic, while also fast.
09-03-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 14,191
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Respectfully...asking someone to read a bunch of...

Respectfully...asking someone to read a bunch of rules before posting isn't as inclusive and welcoming as what I experienced when I first joined here. Putting the onus on "them" is the issue the OP...
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I don't - think - I've seen an 80s Pinarello...

I don't - think - I've seen an 80s Pinarello without engraved seatstay caps before, and all of the lugs look wrong to me; certainly the fork crown. The seattube has a 531 decal as well...and the...
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By KonAaron Snake

LOL! As more an Italian fan, you'd have to...

LOL! As more an Italian fan, you'd have to penalize me into using Reynolds tubing over Columbus ;)

So to add to the confusion, there was "another" Pinarello that you'll occasionally see...
09-02-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 14,191
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I’m not sure if this is something we can vote on,...

I’m not sure if this is something we can vote on, but I agree - many people come here for the first time to ask about, or talk about, a specific bike, and I think the 10 post thing is a turn off for...
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Don’t take this as criticism, because it isn’t......

Don’t take this as criticism, because it isn’t...

Are you just asking for a valuation, or effect on value from the consumables/saddle choices?

Are you showing off the bike? (Which you deserve,...
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By KonAaron Snake

So, to me, the lug work looks wrong, the seatstay...

So, to me, the lug work looks wrong, the seatstay cap isn’t engraved, as I’d expect from the period, there’s a Reynolds decal on the fork and the seattube...

I think it’s a Japanese bike with...
09-01-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 110,768
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Iíve casually looked for a Cooper...I have some...

Iíve casually looked for a Cooper...I have some Peter Mooneyís...thatís somewhat close.
08-31-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 112,501
Posted By KonAaron Snake

The saddle is a Rudi rhm special - the man is an...

The saddle is a Rudi rhm special - the man is an artist. I have three of his saddles, and they’re very comfy.

I have seen some photos of other early pinarellos - a Cinelli built and other...
08-31-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 110,768
Posted By KonAaron Snake

This is definitely out of my area - I thought it...

This is definitely out of my area - I thought it was an interesting bike/build...so decided to share. The sun and angles made better photos difficult.

I like the cooper a lot as well - Iíve met...
08-31-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 112,501
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Galmozzi built pinarello from about 68í...you...

Galmozzi built pinarello from about 68í...you donít see many pinarellos pre-boom.
08-31-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 112,501
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Iím the thick one - got confused about which...

Iím the thick one - got confused about which thread I posted to.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,601
Posted By KonAaron Snake

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I’ve been riding this one the last few days...I...
08-30-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 112,501
Posted By KonAaron Snake

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08-30-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 131,502
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I would definitely like to ride something like...

I would definitely like to ride something like this.
Forum: Commuting
08-30-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,756
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Thanks! Itís a fun bike to ride, and the build...

Thanks! Itís a fun bike to ride, and the build definitely reflects me.
Forum: Commuting
08-29-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,756
Posted By KonAaron Snake

The awesome, amazing, talented, humble Jen Green:...

The awesome, amazing, talented, humble Jen Green:

Jen Green -- Custom Jewelry -- Philadelphia PA -- Jeweler's Row (http://jen-green.com/)
08-28-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Weren't there several generations of steel that...

Weren't there several generations of steel that came after PRX? All of the nivacroms? MAX, Genius, etc.
08-28-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,178
Posted By KonAaron Snake

They're the Rolex of Italian bikes...flashy, well...

They're the Rolex of Italian bikes...flashy, well marketed, everyone knows them. They aren't usually my thing, but they are for some others...they tend to be towards the extreme side of quick...
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I don't know their offerings from this period...

I don't know their offerings from this period that well...I was hoping someone more knowledgeable would chime in. I don't think it's a Pinarello.
Forum: Commuting
08-27-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,756
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I have a lot of bikes...far too many...

I have a lot of bikes...far too many bikes...including a rather nice cross bike (used as a fat tire roadie, and with lower than typical BB) and an "adventure" bike that is a relatively similar build....
08-27-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,178
Posted By KonAaron Snake

To me, there are tiers of Italian builders, and...

To me, there are tiers of Italian builders, and it does depend on the era of the bike...this is, at best, a rough guideline, and quite subjective. As others noted, they vary in ride qualities...
08-27-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17,699
Views: 2,765,018
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I'm pretty sure it's Golden Face....

I'm pretty sure it's Golden Face. https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/975x600/goldenface_388c43aa4bca9bfad57ef10f4d38a7ee90d5a6b6.jpg
Forum: Commuting
08-27-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,756
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Traditionally, my dropbar MTB commuter had 1.5s...

Traditionally, my dropbar MTB commuter had 1.5s (Panaracer t-servs)...I've sized up to 2 and haven't looked back. It's rocking the conti basketball tires, which I heartily recommend as a relatively...
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By KonAaron Snake

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Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By KonAaron Snake

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-26-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 881
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Yeah! What kind of idiot would use p-clamps and a...

Yeah! What kind of idiot would use p-clamps and a rack on a racing mtb?!?

a: me :lol:

My advice - leave the rack on if it makes it more useful to you - mtbs like this can make ideal urban...
08-26-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 110,768
Posted By KonAaron Snake

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By KonAaron Snake

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By KonAaron Snake

^^^ what he said - the bike description sounds...

^^^ what he said - the bike description sounds odd for a few reasons (will discuss after photos)...not your post. This is a perfect resource for your question and we all want to help. No problems at...
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Lots of stuff about this sound odd - looking...

Lots of stuff about this sound odd - looking forward to the photos.
08-23-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Yeah - I’m serious. I’ve been meaning to do it...

Yeah - I’m serious. I’ve been meaning to do it for a while now, but haven’t gotten around to it; your post may be the motivation!

I’m leaving the head-badge on though.

The titanium huffy is one...
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I'd have guessed 1400-1600...and if you told me...

I'd have guessed 1400-1600...and if you told me you paid more, I wouldn't think you did poorly. Love this.
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