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04-19-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 385
Posted By bikingshearer

As a fellow Bruin, I get pull for yellow tape. It...

As a fellow Bruin, I get pull for yellow tape. It would be okay, but it would not be my first or even second or third choice.

I'll add another possibility - black. Black bar tape is never wrong....
04-18-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By bikingshearer

Peugeot changed from their blue jerseys with the...

Peugeot changed from their blue jerseys with the fancy backwards-P script to black and white w/checkerboard and block letters in the early 60s, I believe. They did so because the now-iconic B&W look...
04-17-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By bikingshearer

Agreed, it looks like a Centurionelli. $100? ...

Agreed, it looks like a Centurionelli. $100? Hell of a score.
04-17-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 469
Posted By bikingshearer

Considering the relationships some of us have...

Considering the relationships some of us have with our bikes, it probably is personal. :rolleyes:
04-17-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,719
Posted By bikingshearer

Like this one? ...

Like this one?

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Blasphemer! Bianchis should be celeste,...
04-17-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 469
Posted By bikingshearer

Been there, done that. I had the problem (once)...

Been there, done that. I had the problem (once) with a Campy Record or Chorus BB. Blue loctite and tightening it until it screamed for mercy did the trick there.

I have recently had the same...
04-16-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,260
Posted By bikingshearer

Yeah, that'll do. That frame is in the right...

Yeah, that'll do. That frame is in the right hands.
04-16-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By bikingshearer

I'm a big fan of the Nitto Tallux stem (the kind...

I'm a big fan of the Nitto Tallux stem (the kind Rivendell sells - available here (https://www.rivbike.com/collections/stems/products/nitto-tallux-stem?variant=28381378817)). Lots of height...
04-16-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By bikingshearer

eBay may be your friend here. Hyperglide Deore XT...

eBay may be your friend here. Hyperglide Deore XT 7sp 13-30 for $55 all in ($45 BIN price, $10 shipping) available here...
04-16-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By bikingshearer

Words fail me. This is sad news. Very sad.

Words fail me. This is sad news. Very sad.
04-15-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 917
Posted By bikingshearer

I actively and very much dislike Shimano's...

I actively and very much dislike Shimano's insistence on indexing their left-hand brifters, so that is a no-go as far as I am concerned. I have nothing against their right-hand brifters except a...
04-14-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 584
Posted By bikingshearer

As a...

As a not-period-correct-but-works-great-and-still-looks-good alternative, there's always a Red Clover triplizer for a 144mm BCD Campy crank...
04-13-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,352
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks. The paint is pretty ratty, and the...

Thanks. The paint is pretty ratty, and the components I have put on it are a real hodge-podge, but it has come together quite nicely.

I've posted about it somewhere or other, but not in its own...
04-11-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 930
Posted By bikingshearer

Interesting article about loading up for bike...

Interesting article about loading up for bike touring. The article recommends the way I did my cross-US tour the summer before (1980): rear panniers, sleeping bag and ground on top of the rear rack,...
04-11-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 141
Posted By bikingshearer

New stop sign in Tilden Park

It's been a couple weeks since I first encountered this. There's a new stop sign along Wildcat Canyon Road in Tilden Park at the road to the merry-go-round, Little Farm, Lake Anza, etc. (Not the...
04-11-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By bikingshearer

Maybe on the back. Definitely not on the front. ...

Maybe on the back. Definitely not on the front.

Bad things can happen with front tire blow-outs. Don't ask me how I know. Just trust me on this one.
04-08-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By bikingshearer

Marvelous. Thanks for posting, Dave.

Marvelous. Thanks for posting, Dave.
04-07-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 427
Posted By bikingshearer

Your brother had good taste. I'm sorry about his...

Your brother had good taste. I'm sorry about his passing.

In your latest photos, I see the wolf ear head tube lugs, which according to the Velo Retro timeline means before 1960. Based on your...
04-07-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By bikingshearer

Having it be sold at Western Auto BITD or at...

Having it be sold at Western Auto BITD or at K-Mart or WalMart now would be a good (meaning "bad") start.
04-06-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,352
Posted By bikingshearer

My wife gets her first Covid vaccine shot...

My wife gets her first Covid vaccine shot tomorrow morning, I get my second one on Sunday, and I've made a reservation at one of Cambria's finer seedy motels. God willing and the creek don't rise, I...
04-06-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 427
Posted By bikingshearer

Keep in mind that those Nitor seat posts are...

Keep in mind that those Nitor seat posts are really short - much shorter than a Campy. Saying it would give you a "French fit" might be exaggerating how high you could get the saddle. I'm not sayng...
04-06-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,206
Posted By bikingshearer

Super-nice bike. Many congrats. Whatever you...

Super-nice bike. Many congrats. Whatever you paid for it, it's worth it. I'd be interested in the measurements when you have it in hand and use an actual tape measure and angle gauge on it.

SP...
04-04-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By bikingshearer

Understand, I reposted this not out of paranoia, ...

Understand, I reposted this not out of paranoia, I don't think the sky is falling and I don't propose going vigilante. I believe the reporter of the Berkeleyside article (linked the BF thread OP) ...
04-03-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By bikingshearer

Fun look at what Bicycling mag was like a couple...

Fun look at what Bicycling mag was like a couple years before my baptism into the sport. By the time I started reading Bicycling and Bike World in 1973, things had gotten a bit slicker and a bit...
04-03-21, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 88,356
Posted By bikingshearer

Smooth transaction with Stevensb. Thanks for the...

Smooth transaction with Stevensb. Thanks for the brakes. :thumb:
04-03-21, 03:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By bikingshearer

PSA: Recent armed bike thefts in Berkeley Hills

Posting this link to a thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1227330-psa-safety-berkeley-hills-recent-armed-bike-thefts.html) in the BF Classic & Vintage forum. There have been a rash of...
03-31-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By bikingshearer

Great video, as always. Keep 'em coming. One...

Great video, as always. Keep 'em coming.

One nit to pick: I'd like to see full-bike drive side shots of all of them. The detail shots are great - essential, even - but it'd nice to have an...
03-31-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 632
Posted By bikingshearer

Here's the Classic Rendezvous page...

Here's the Classic Rendezvous page (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/basso.htm) about the Basso brothers and their frame building business.

And here's the link to the home page of Classic...
03-28-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By bikingshearer

I'm mildly surprised by the Columbus tubing...

I'm mildly surprised by the Columbus tubing sticker. If we are thinking the frame is from the early 80s (and I have absolutely nothing to add to that discussion - I know zip about Colnagos), I would...
03-27-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,442
Posted By bikingshearer

The fact that Bartali rode for Legnano and Coppi...

The fact that Bartali rode for Legnano and Coppi rode for Bianchi may have had something to do with that . . . .
03-26-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 635
Posted By bikingshearer

I voted to sell the chain you have now and get a...

I voted to sell the chain you have now and get a quick-link equipped chain. Full disclosure: That's mainly because I don't want to have to figure out how to use the pins and quick links are easy. ...
03-25-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,822
Posted By bikingshearer

A word or two about Universal 51s. They are a 70...

A word or two about Universal 51s. They are a 70 year old design and are based on an even older design. In my experience, they act their age. That is not meant as a compliment.

First and...
03-25-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By bikingshearer

Even more featherweight than I remembered. ...

Even more featherweight than I remembered.

Of course, it may have weighed a little more in the actual event. Ernesto Colnago had steam coming out his ears when Eddy let the Windsor folks slap...
03-25-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By bikingshearer

I like this call. For one thing, it preserves the...

I like this call. For one thing, it preserves the Velo Sport sticker. It was (not "is", sadly) on the short list of truly iconic Bay Area bike shops - I now live maybe eight blocks from their old...
03-24-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By bikingshearer

I'd be interested to see what a 1972-edition Eddy...

I'd be interested to see what a 1972-edition Eddy could have done on these bikes. Or on the ones Obree, Boardman, Rominger and Indurain used. Of course, unless and until time travel becomes a thing...
03-24-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By bikingshearer

If you bought this, all you'd need is a Brooklyn...

If you bought this, all you'd need is a Brooklyn jersey, a Brooklyn cap and long Roger de Vlaeminck sideburns and you'd be the hit of the hop. :thumb: (Ignore that guy on the right. I think his name...
03-24-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 820
Posted By bikingshearer

I finally tried 32s about a year and half ago -...

I finally tried 32s about a year and half ago - and I love 'em.

I still have 25s on a couple bikes, one because it won't take bigger (okay, it might take 28s, maybe) and one because it won't take...
03-24-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,625
Posted By bikingshearer

Uhhhh . . . no. :eek:

Uhhhh . . . no. :eek:
03-23-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,352
Posted By bikingshearer

A little over a week ago, Kaiser contacted and me...

A little over a week ago, Kaiser contacted and me told to make an appointment. This past Sunday morning, I got my first dose of the Moderna vaccine. (I was hoping for the one-and-done J&J, but I'll...
03-23-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks for thinking of me. I saw that listing -...

Thanks for thinking of me. I saw that listing - it was my Plan B. I wanted to get ' em from a fellow BF/C&Ver if possible, and Stevensb came through with a nicer looking set. If nothing had panned...
03-22-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By bikingshearer

There is a whole book dedicated to this and...

There is a whole book dedicated to this and related questions called The Dancing Chain by Frank Berto. It discusses these issues (and others you never knew were issues) and has a ton of great photos...
03-21-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By bikingshearer

I have done exactly this on a 1978 Eisentraut...

I have done exactly this on a 1978 Eisentraut (nutted R539s front and rear) and a 1965ish Cinelli (R539 front, R559 rear, both nutted; (Italians did weird things with brake clearances BITD) . ...
03-21-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,995
Posted By bikingshearer

I, for one, see no sin here. Of course, I'm a...

I, for one, see no sin here. Of course, I'm a godless heretic generally, so my blessing may not be worth much

I bought a Break-Away (road model) a few years back and put Campy 10sp triple on it. ...
03-21-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By bikingshearer

WTB: Universal 61 brakes

FOUND 'EM. Thanks, Stevensb.

Like the title says, I'm looking for some Universal 61 center-pull brakes. I need the short-front/long-rear version to go on a mid-60s Cinelli from when they insisted...
03-21-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,141
Posted By bikingshearer

I always thought the city of Florence (the one in...

I always thought the city of Florence (the one in Italy) should sue whoever made those things for defamation for besmirching the city's good name.
03-20-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,615
Posted By bikingshearer

That is not a Nervex frame. The "Nervex" stamped...

That is not a Nervex frame. The "Nervex" stamped into the bottom bracket shell means that that shell was made by Nervex, but says nothing about who made the frame. Just as a bottom bracket shell...
03-19-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,352
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks, but my legs talk a much better game than...

Thanks, but my legs talk a much better game than I actually play. Especially going uphill. You do not want me along on a group ride that has a lot of climbing because you will spend more time...
03-18-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,579
Posted By bikingshearer

To my way of thinking, "very annoying to find"...

To my way of thinking, "very annoying to find" beats the heck out of "ruined frame" or "trip to the Emergency Room." I just don't think the risk is worth it.
03-18-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By bikingshearer

Yes, a 1967 Paramount tourist model can make a...

Yes, a 1967 Paramount tourist model can make a very nice city bike. Based on the serial numbers, my frame is about two months younger than the OP's. Other than the chrome, headset and head badge,...
03-17-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By bikingshearer

I've always liked the whole East-meets-West vibe...

I've always liked the whole East-meets-West vibe of the Centurionellis. Nice looking frames. How do they ride?
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