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09-20-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,108
Posted By iab

Relating to those back in back in the day. ...

Relating to those back in back in the day. Having the same joy when riding as they did. The connection is timeless and satisfying. At least to me.
09-17-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,805
Posted By iab

Well let me set the record straight. Rob and his...

Well let me set the record straight. Rob and his family's assistance were invaluable. I only have 2 hands and the value of getting some local supplies and volunteers can't be understated. Pink and...
09-17-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By iab

Mostra Scambio Imola

So last weekend was Centenario Coppi, the previous weekend I was in Milano. On Saturday I attended the mostra scambio Imola and Sunday I went for a ride.

Last year I went to the mostra scambio...
09-17-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,805
Posted By iab

I have seen similar at Cirque events and I do it...

I have seen similar at Cirque events and I do it for any show I put on. My difference is that I require attendees to register their bikes. That way all of the info is printed instead of...
08-25-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,805
Posted By iab

1940, just before the Giro d'Italia, Fausto's...

1940, just before the Giro d'Italia, Fausto's first great win, launching his career.

Second row, middle picture.

https://live.staticflickr.com/6168/6200694852_e49932ba5e_b.jpg...
08-24-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By iab

Sounds interesting. Buy both bikes. Set them up...

Sounds interesting. Buy both bikes. Set them up identically. Report back here. Thanks.

:thumb:
08-24-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,747
Posted By iab

This and what you wrote before says the most...

This and what you wrote before says the most significant thing you can do to go fast is all in the mental prep. I totally buy into that.

For many, a bike can trigger that drive. For me, it...
08-23-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By iab

Am I the only one rocking crotchless bibs? :o

Am I the only one rocking crotchless bibs?

:o
08-22-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,677
Posted By iab

Hands down without comparison (in my experience),...

Hands down without comparison (in my experience), the smoothest hubs I have ever known are a NIB set of 1937 FB hubs. Still have them. Still quite surprised at their perfection.
08-20-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By iab

The 74 BB width and holes in the lugs are from 2...

The 74 BB width and holes in the lugs are from 2 different eras. The rear dropout treatment on both chain and seat stays is atypical (part of the repair?). The BB carving is atypical. No braze-on...
08-19-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,958
Posted By iab

Lots. At least in my experience.

Lots.

At least in my experience.
08-18-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,747
Posted By iab

He'd drop you like a bag of wet sand while riding...

He'd drop you like a bag of wet sand while riding a poorly-fit Varsity or Continental.
08-17-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 30,640
Posted By iab

Not only did I see it, I ate it. (Pizza joint...

Not only did I see it, I ate it. (Pizza joint along the trail.)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48562691117_a872da358a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gZjuaT)
Coppi 100 18...
08-15-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,464
Posted By iab

https://live.staticflickr.com/6165/6199095289_cab8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/6165/6199095289_cab88f4f33_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/arMZ4g)
Cinelli_Model_B 004 (https://flic.kr/p/arMZ4g) by iabisdb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/68123172@N03/), on...
08-15-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,464
Posted By iab

https://live.staticflickr.com/4754/38919108425_6af...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4754/38919108425_6af4309109_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22i9B1M)
Frejus001 (https://flic.kr/p/22i9B1M) by iabisdb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/68123172@N03/), on Flickr...
08-15-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,464
Posted By iab

https://live.staticflickr.com/868/39828023440_4841...

https://live.staticflickr.com/868/39828023440_4841c1aaa5_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23Ft2Mj)
Frejus 01 (https://flic.kr/p/23Ft2Mj) by iabisdb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/68123172@N03/), on Flickr
...
08-14-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,967
Posted By iab

I was reading AC's site looking for a clue,...

I was reading AC's site looking for a clue, couldn't find one. I am only familiar with when I wanted a high-flange set for my off-topic bike 10 years ago, so I can't speak to following trends. I do...
08-12-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 917
Posted By iab

Riding in the south of France.

Riding in the south of France.
08-09-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,080
Posted By iab

Hot commodity around these parts. Over 200K...

Hot commodity around these parts. Over 200K miles will still get you $4K. 100K miles will get you $8K.
08-08-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,080
Posted By iab

2008 Mazda3 hatch. Remove pedals and front...

2008 Mazda3 hatch. Remove pedals and front wheels.

2 passengers, weekend luggage, 4 complete bikes and 1 frame on the inside. 3 bikes on the outside. 1800 miles round trip Chicago-High...
08-08-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,022
Posted By iab

Bridge to nowhere. At least for us Milwaukee...

Bridge to nowhere. At least for us Milwaukee folks with a long memory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouHkL7u9qLw
08-05-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 30,640
Posted By iab

Ooooo... If we are doing boats, Bainbridge...

Ooooo... If we are doing boats, Bainbridge Island.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190326_141226_resized_aa658a57e1618bf5319df1d3e66a4f90064c9e46.jpg
08-04-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 464
Posted By iab

Doesn't matter. The "O" in NOS is old. ...

Doesn't matter. The "O" in NOS is old. 30-year-old rubber ain't gonna stop your bike.
08-04-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By iab

Lovely bike. I'd add $30 to your asking...

Lovely bike.

I'd add $30 to your asking price just for the work you put in this listing.

:thumb:
08-03-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By iab

Forgot about entry fees. If you have...

Forgot about entry fees.

If you have expenses, there should be a fee. But only make it one fee, don't look like you are nickel and diming the show. If there is a fee to do the race, make it big...
08-03-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By iab

I've done a couple of bike shows and I have...

I've done a couple of bike shows and I have attended many. Not mountain bikes in particular, but I don't think that matters.

Honestly, there are 2 approaches. Either you can be serious about it,...
07-31-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,748
Posted By iab

Only rode it once, no bears. Then I rode Cino...

Only rode it once, no bears. Then I rode Cino Heroica, do that route, most excellent. Stop at Lake McDonald Lodge, it's pretty neat inside. Temp change was maybe 10-15 degrees. I rode 27s, but it...
07-28-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,210
Posted By iab

I've seen his stand up. Some bit about Ovaltine....

I've seen his stand up. Some bit about Ovaltine.

It's gold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UncdysBv-U
07-27-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 30,640
Posted By iab

Heavy rains for the last 3 years.. Not normal.

Heavy rains for the last 3 years.. Not normal.
07-25-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,049
Posted By iab

A long hot shower may get some of that stank off....

A long hot shower may get some of that stank off.

Or not. :(
07-24-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By iab

Whew. Before pics. I initially couldn't...

Whew. Before pics.

I initially couldn't tell.

Have fun with the project.
07-23-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 53,397
Posted By iab

About a half mile from my turnoff to the middle...

About a half mile from my turnoff to the middle of nowhere, I haven't seen a car on that road for the last 5 years, I hear a clack, clack, clack ....

Rusty nail sticking out of the rear, and no...
07-22-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 30,640
Posted By iab

In high school I worked as a dishwasher/cook at...

In high school I worked as a dishwasher/cook at the Marc's Big Boy (midwest was Marc's, west coast, Bob's). They were redoing the roof and took the Big Boy down and put it in the "garbage" area. I...
07-22-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,805
Posted By iab

Picture of the day - Coppi's bust outside the...

Picture of the day - Coppi's bust outside the Madonna del Ghisallo

https://live.staticflickr.com/4710/39717482324_33efbd1fb7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23vGtL1)
Ghisallo 067...
07-21-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,389
Posted By iab

Greatest rule to any pissing contest. No hands.

Greatest rule to any pissing contest. No hands.
07-21-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,389
Posted By iab

That's a dry heat. :)

That's a dry heat.




:)
07-21-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,389
Posted By iab

Nice! I did it back in 2007 when I was more...

Nice!

I did it back in 2007 when I was more of a roadie. Not as hot. Had a good tailwind. Don't remember the time, but probably pretty fast as I was hanging with the hammerhead types.
...
07-20-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,983
Posted By iab

I use Speedplay. Mostly because they need no...

I use Speedplay. Mostly because they need no orientation. And while it doesn't matter much, Richard Byrne does have a wonderful Flick account of vintage components.

...
07-19-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,713
Posted By iab

Isn't there a thread or two on flipping bikes? ...

Isn't there a thread or two on flipping bikes? I'd;d say most C&Vers have flipped a bike or two.

Just sayin.
07-16-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By iab

I wasn't allowed to take pictures in the...

I wasn't allowed to take pictures in the Cinelli/Columbus factory floor, but I was allowed to take pictures of the offices, warehouse, showroom and grounds.
...
07-16-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,805
Posted By iab

Got in touch with the organizer of La Mitica. I...

Got in touch with the organizer of La Mitica. I now have 50 flyers for those attending Centenario Coppi.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48302326931_5f2ef1f6f4_h.jpg...
07-14-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 973
Posted By iab

2903. I'd like to know if it lasts a...

2903.

I'd like to know if it lasts a millenia.
07-13-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By iab

That is not what the disclaimer said. You...

That is not what the disclaimer said.

You can use your yahoo account, (or google account, or facebook account, twitter account, etc) to authenticate yourself to a different website instead of...
07-13-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,050
Posted By iab

Oh goody gum drops! Yet another dumb thread...

Oh goody gum drops!

Yet another dumb thread claiming one catastrophic failure is worse than another.

:popcorn
07-11-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 30,640
Posted By iab

Reminded me of this. ...

Reminded me of this.

https://live.staticflickr.com/295/18841719209_d2976fb5e2_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uGYJFK)
Farm 020 (https://flic.kr/p/uGYJFK) by iabisdb...
07-07-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,088
Posted By iab

Labor is free? Cool. Come over to my house. I...

Labor is free? Cool. Come over to my house. I have a few jobs for you to do.

ps. Buy a $5 spoke wrench, flip your bike upside down, use your brake pad to measure rub and Bob's yer uncle.
07-07-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 131,724
Posted By iab

1920's Frejus. My friend Marco has a similar...

1920's Frejus. My friend Marco has a similar bike, but the pedals are different.


https://live.staticflickr.com/868/39828023440_4841c1aaa5_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23Ft2Mj)
Frejus 01...
07-07-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,407
Posted By iab

Most of my bikes are janky old crap. Many in C&V...

Most of my bikes are janky old crap. Many in C&V ask why I don't restore them. Different strokes for different folks. I see tri-guys in a most uncomfortable position grinding miles. I don't get...
07-02-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,920
Posted By iab

You are correct in that we are the crackhead...

You are correct in that we are the crackhead equivalent, in that C&Vers live for that ten-dolla high. That bike ain't for the cheapest collectors on earth.

That bike is for those who party with a...
06-30-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 34,943
Posted By iab

https://live.staticflickr.com/4882/45651623702_2e7...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4882/45651623702_2e79e2e553_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cy5vfo)
Basement17 (https://flic.kr/p/2cy5vfo) by iabisdb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/68123172@N03/), on Flickr...
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