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Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By robbyville

I too had a Ridley Excalibur purchased from...

I too had a Ridley Excalibur purchased from Competitive Cyclist Bought as a frame set. I loved the ride characteristics of the bike. Very agile. Sadly I bought the wrong size and could not get it to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,244
Posted By robbyville

It's like name brand vs. generic drugs in many...

It's like name brand vs. generic drugs in many cases. The generic will work fine and often is exactly the same. In the case of bikes I think you may sometimes get better QA, especially when it comes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,578
Posted By robbyville

Love the look of the Bond bike. i agree that...

Love the look of the Bond bike.

i agree that modern smaller frames look inelegant. But then again large bikes look even worse to me, for the exact same reasons of how exacerbated the long head...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,486
Posted By robbyville

thanks for the thought. Nope definitely...

thanks for the thought. Nope definitely mechanical not pad rub. I seem to have it figured out as rear hub. Waiting on new bearings and tools.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,486
Posted By robbyville

Don't I know it! I've always had at least two...

Don't I know it! I've always had at least two sets if not more. I think I got rid of the last pair a bit ago before moving to the new house and to help someone out looking to get into tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,486
Posted By robbyville

Arghhhhhhh

Todaysís update,

the headset is perfect and smooth, I am ever so happy that I took the time to take apart the front end.... said nobody ever!

my creak was back in good form today, one of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,486
Posted By robbyville

I do use a torque wrench especially on the small...

I do use a torque wrench especially on the small carbon bits. But Iím not fanatical using it on things where I may have to research specs like derailleur attachments those I generally just crank...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,486
Posted By robbyville

Yup checked pedal bearings, circa 2005 Shimano...

Yup checked pedal bearings, circa 2005 Shimano Dura Ace pedals currently.

So... update time! This morning before taking off on my 5:30am ride I checked and adjusted the headset, all seemed normal...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 188,042
Posted By robbyville

Nicely done! Looking forward to ride reports. ...

Nicely done! Looking forward to ride reports. Ride safe!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By robbyville

Couple things: 5000tl with no sealant, Iíve...

Couple things:

5000tl with no sealant, Iíve run mine without for a couple weeks with no issues just had to get to the store to get some. I put sealant in for the obvious reasons but had no...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,150
Posted By robbyville

ditto here. 91 when I went out this morning just...

ditto here. 91 when I went out this morning just before 6am. Only about 105 when I got back from a shortened ride of 41 miles. We normally do 55 or so on Saturdayís. High today has been 118 last...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,019
Posted By robbyville

Iíve been a paying member of Strava for quite a...

Iíve been a paying member of Strava for quite a few years. I like the simplicity, the kudos, etc. cycling for me is about the only social endeavor I have. The family does not enjoy going out or...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 251,766
Posted By robbyville

ahhh, bike porn at its best

ahhh, bike porn at its best
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 167,260
Posted By robbyville

Just found out itís been two years to the day...

Just found out itís been two years to the day since I built up this bike o mine
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 167,260
Posted By robbyville

Boy, even as a diehard Vanilla/Speedvagen fan I...

Boy, even as a diehard Vanilla/Speedvagen fan I have a challenge with that one from a hotness factor! And since I can now shamelessly show mine again...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,490
Posted By robbyville

Just looked up the RcC rides in LA look pretty...

Just looked up the RcC rides in LA look pretty cool. We donít have one in our area but Iím a member of both local clubs where I live. As someone who used to ride by myself 98% of the time when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,738
Posted By robbyville

One pair of S Works shoes circa 2013 still the...

One pair of S Works shoes circa 2013 still the best shoes Iíve ever owned. Every now and again I think itís time to get another pair but these still work beautifully and are just as comfortable as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By robbyville

Our group rides are pretty well labeled. So if...

Our group rides are pretty well labeled. So if our Wednesday ride is a recovery and goes 17-19mph (flat area), and Iím in the mood for a harder workout Iíll just pull longer than my fair share or...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,289
Posted By robbyville

yup thatís beautiful alright!

yup thatís beautiful alright!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,246
Posted By robbyville

For me itís a toss up between Tour de Big Bear...

For me itís a toss up between Tour de Big Bear where I didnít ride particularly well but enjoyed the camaraderie of a weekend away with many of the people I ride with regularly and enjoy coffee with...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,289
Posted By robbyville

funny that you mention cables. I remember in the...

funny that you mention cables. I remember in the 80s cycling magazines having articles about how to cut the cables (exposed coming out of the top of the hoods), not just for best performance but to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,289
Posted By robbyville

Not sure that Iím lusting for a tri bike yet but...

Not sure that Iím lusting for a tri bike yet but Iím getting there.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,289
Posted By robbyville

I used to sail and try to get out whenever...

I used to sail and try to get out whenever possible. Those race rigs are truly list worthy and the tech... holy crap sail boats are so freaking cool
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,289
Posted By robbyville

kind of a variation of this. The wait for Vanilla...

kind of a variation of this. The wait for Vanilla became years long because Sacha did every bit of the work. He created Speedvagen where he does all the fittings, and has a couple people do welding,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,289
Posted By robbyville

That is a beautiful looking bike, I didnít...

That is a beautiful looking bike, I didnít realize that Orbea had a custom paint program very cool.

I lusted for a Speedvagen for almost 5 years before being given the ok to get, plus had to sell...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,272
Posted By robbyville

By the way, since I can never forego the...

By the way, since I can never forego the opportunity to post a pic of my beast, here it is in San Felipe Mexico this past weekend having just finished a 122 mile ride non stop. Just as comfortable at...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,272
Posted By robbyville

First let me say I have a custom bike. The only...

First let me say I have a custom bike. The only bike I own other than my old vintage derosa that Iím rebuilding. Ultimately though, my custom Speedvagen is the bike I ride 4 days each week.

Custom...
11-25-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,721
Views: 141,932
Posted By robbyville

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/168x301/204e307b_81f9_4902_ae0d_386aab84ea97_048f29fc09c92e890d139e7b2d07a5ce66703275.jpeg

have we seen this one yet? Still trying to get info
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 188,042
Posted By robbyville

ha! The joys of internet opinions. Iíve been...

ha! The joys of internet opinions. Iíve been exclusively tubeless for the last few years and 50-50 since 2013. Love em and doubt I would go back, zero flats since day one.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 167,260
Posted By robbyville

Ditch the lights and bring those levers down a...

Ditch the lights and bring those levers down a bit and oh sweet baby ray thatís pretty awesomely hot
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By robbyville

Iíve had two sets of their aluminum wheels set up...

Iíve had two sets of their aluminum wheels set up tubeless and loved them. I believe both their aluminum and carbon rims are made by Reynolds. Could be wrong though.

currentlynriding Light...
10-12-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1,721
Views: 141,932
Posted By robbyville

My wife would definitely hide the Amex if we had...

My wife would definitely hide the Amex if we had that bike in our neighborhood!
10-11-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 98,614
Posted By robbyville

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/f80bd0e0_de34_4960_afe1_678dcefa90bb_2a4448e67735ef609240a8587527709b498e2fad.jpeg...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 251,766
Posted By robbyville

Thatís beautifully done

Thatís beautifully done
09-25-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By robbyville

New chrome and fun pics!

The DeRosa is all disassembled and frame cleaned up. As mentioned in another thread I’ve been talked out of repainting the frame since other than faded the paint is in pretty good shape.

The fork...
09-12-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,721
Views: 141,932
Posted By robbyville

those levers were so beautiful, smooth, sculpted

those levers were so beautiful, smooth, sculpted
09-12-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1,721
Views: 141,932
Posted By robbyville

When I get a chance Iím going to take a...

When I get a chance Iím going to take a screenshot of my 1986 high school yearbook where I was obsessed with drawing the ďCicli SomecĒ logos
09-12-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,721
Views: 141,932
Posted By robbyville

I remember this very well! The switch went from...

I remember this very well! The switch went from indexed to friction shifting. It was Campyís Response to early ĎSISí shimano indexed shifting
09-12-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By robbyville

Wow! Canít imagine any ďafterĒ pics, that beauty...

Wow! Canít imagine any ďafterĒ pics, that beauty is pristine. Congrats!
09-12-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1,721
Views: 141,932
Posted By robbyville

Gorgeous! Are you going to build it up? When I...

Gorgeous! Are you going to build it up? When I was young I would lust for a blue 3Rensho road bike
09-10-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,721
Views: 141,932
Posted By robbyville

I cant believe that Iíve never heard of this bike...

I cant believe that Iíve never heard of this bike before. Freaking awesome!!
09-10-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1,721
Views: 141,932
Posted By robbyville

Stunningly smooth and beautiful bicycle

Stunningly smooth and beautiful bicycle
09-10-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,721
Views: 141,932
Posted By robbyville

Well in that case, happy to oblige! Similar...

Well in that case, happy to oblige!

Similar to Starbucks revolutionizing the traditional coffee shop and bringing more expensive coffee to the masses, lets not forget who helped to open these...
09-10-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 25,546
Posted By robbyville

I'm having an amazing time rehabing my old first...

I'm having an amazing time rehabing my old first love of a De Rosa, but... my daily ride Speedvagen rules. Most comfortable bike I've ever ridden, even better than my last Domane albeit a lot more...
09-10-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1,721
Views: 141,932
Posted By robbyville

Such a great thread, thanks for starting! Going...

Such a great thread, thanks for starting! Going to see if I can find a pic of my old Nishiki
09-09-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By robbyville

Update time... Sure enough you guys were...

Update time...

Sure enough you guys were bang on correct. Took the frame and fork to the person who would have been doing the paint for me. He is an ex racer now in his late 60's who outrides...
09-08-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By robbyville

It's kind of interesting. That pearlescent look...

It's kind of interesting. That pearlescent look and light pink is purely a result of the original paint fading. When I first came to the US in 2000 from Canada I would move for work a fair bit and...
09-08-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By robbyville

DeRosa Clean Up

Hi all,

Thanks to the awesome advice of those here along with a new stem donated by Bill (qcpmsame) the work of dismantling, and cleaning of the bike has begun. I used the tinfoil/water trick to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 167,260
Posted By robbyville

Absolutely, and still hot!

Absolutely, and still hot!
08-23-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,965
Posted By robbyville

Ask and ye shall receive! Some quick pics taken...

Ask and ye shall receive! Some quick pics taken this morning.

Unfortunately while there is no rust on the frame (just lots of grime), a big piece of chrome flaked off the lower part of the fork...
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