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03-28-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Depends - howís that for an answer? I had a...

Depends - howís that for an answer?

I had a couple hundred bucks in mind as a ball park.
03-27-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Both bikes are pretty cool. A lot of this C+V is...

Both bikes are pretty cool. A lot of this C+V is riding bikes we couldnít afford when we were younger.

Heres my cousin Ď83 Specialissima upgraded to 8 speed.



...
03-27-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Disappointing but I think the right call. This...

Disappointing but I think the right call. This region is just starting to get the first trickle of Covid and will be peaking (hopefully not disastrously so) in probably about a month. Too many...
03-26-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 695
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

You count the bugs in his teeth.

You count the bugs in his teeth.
03-26-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 695
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Well you know how to tell a cyclist is happy?

Well you know how to tell a cyclist is happy?
03-25-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I put 8 speed Campagnolo on my ‘86 De Rosa. The...

I put 8 speed Campagnolo on my ‘86 De Rosa. The rear hub is 128 mm so it plays nicely on a the 126 mm frame. It’s not a huge problem putting 130 mm hubs on a steel 126 mm frame IMO, but if you’re set...
03-23-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I think I lost track of what’s going on. I don’t...

I think I lost track of what’s going on. I don’t typically get too wrapped up into chain line unless I’m mixing in unmatched cranks and I’m having rear mech shifting problems. When keeping things...
03-22-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 16,047
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Bella or Bel-bel ...

Bella or Bel-bel


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03-20-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Good to know, thanks. Hang in there guys !

Good to know, thanks. Hang in there guys !
03-20-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 687
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

A nice Ď87 Allez popped up on CL an hour away...

A nice Ď87 Allez popped up on CL an hour away from me. I contacted the guy but decided to pass for now until things settle down.

Side note: Researching the Allez I came across this old thread...
03-20-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Iím not quite sure for a road bike. His 29er mtb...

Iím not quite sure for a road bike. His 29er mtb here at home is a 20Ē with a 75 cm BB to saddle top measure. My guess for a road would be around a 60-62 cm. Last time he rode a road bike was when he...
03-19-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Well, I guess never mind for now. Looks like...

Well, I guess never mind for now. Looks like California is on lockdown. Maybe I’ll bump when all this is over.
03-19-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

WTB (buy/borrow City Bike - LA/SoCal Peeps

Hello All,

Little bit of an unusual request. I'd like to hook my son up with a reliable city/beater bike. He is a sophomore at UCLA. They have moved to online only classes. Many, if not most of...
03-19-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,423
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Hey Patrick, I most often buy from a seller...

Hey Patrick,

I most often buy from a seller yojimbogarage on eBay. Heíll cut to your length and Wheelsmith DB14ís are usually around $1 each. Iím sometimes able to find cheaper than that but itís...
03-18-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,423
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Thats OK, he looked down in the dumps anyway....

Thats OK, he looked down in the dumps anyway. Lots more walkers around my town too.
03-18-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,003
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Oddly enough, I've sold way more parts over the...

Oddly enough, I've sold way more parts over the past few days than I have in a long time so my PayPal slush fund is bigger than normal (usually zero). I'm not a regular parts seller but a couple of...
03-18-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 687
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

You know youíre a dedicated C+Ver ....

When you click on an ad for a Specialized Allez in your size and youíre profoundly disappointed to see this.

...
03-17-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,112
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

British Racing Green, so apologies to the Irish....

British Racing Green, so apologies to the Irish. Also forehead slap, completely forgot to wear my Ireland jersey on my ride today.
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03-15-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Figures that would happen to a Pinarello with...

Figures that would happen to a Pinarello with intact decals.
03-14-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14,894
Views: 1,478,358
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Agreed, I wore my 50 degree outfit, long sleeve...

Agreed, I wore my 50 degree outfit, long sleeve jersey, base layer, and heavier tights, thinking Iíd be overdressed but was slightly chilly at times.
03-14-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14,894
Views: 1,478,358
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Today was ďzombie dayĒ for me, that is, after...

Today was ďzombie dayĒ for me, that is, after working a night shift, I sleep 3-4 hrs then try to readjust to normal life. I usually try to get a short ride in to get the pipes blown out. Gloomy out...
03-14-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,339
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

That let you think about something else (like...

That let you think about something else (like breakfast) for 2 hours until your next cup was due.
03-14-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

More expertise than mine will eventually show up...

More expertise than mine will eventually show up I’m sure, but I get a feel of a mid 80’s mid range model like Nuovo Alloro. The Formula tubing was their mid level stuff.
03-14-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,339
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Yeah, Matt and I were in his car ahead of the RV....

Yeah, Matt and I were in his car ahead of the RV. In the orange cone chute before the Border Patrol stop, there was an array of 3-4 sensors, one of which I caught a flash out of the corner of my eye....
03-12-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,655
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Postponement is good. I’ve decided to back out...

Postponement is good. I’ve decided to back out and was thinking of rescheduling my plane tix for July-ish to visit my son in Cali.
03-11-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,655
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

We’re all allowed to worry about more than one...

We’re all allowed to worry about more than one thing at a time.
03-11-20, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

^^^ Love me some SF Bay pics. This is a...

^^^

Love me some SF Bay pics.

This is a couple of days ago. Eastern Albemarle County. This wall is about a mile long, completely mortarless. Pretty impressive sight. It fronts an estate called...
03-11-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,655
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

If you dig up last years Eroica thread, that...

If you dig up last years Eroica thread, that little dirt patch at the hairpin is where I was standing taking the video of Gugie et al descending. That is a hard descent and I’ve always wondered which...
03-10-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,655
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Yes, back on topic. I think there is a very high...

Yes, back on topic. I think there is a very high likelihood it will be cancelled. The big local public health risk is hundreds of people eating the same food. Think about the open trays of food at...
03-09-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,002
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I just flew to Arizona and back with my bike on...

I just flew to Arizona and back with my bike on American Airlines. First time I've ever done that. I used an old Colorado Cyclist bike box. Same size as a regular box but it lays flat with a separate...
03-09-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,104
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Me too. It's only $10, why not? Nice looking...

Me too. It's only $10, why not?

Nice looking shop. I'm a little jealous. I gotta guy working on a design for a patio and driveway with storage shop for me. I'm a little nervous how pricey it's...
03-08-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14,894
Views: 1,478,358
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Very spring like day today, including a stiff...

Very spring like day today, including a stiff breeze. Got a quick 20 miler in, then went on a ride with the kiddo. He wanted to see cows, but we saw more horses. We did ogle a bull and a donkey. This...
03-08-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Shield logo double cranks usually require a 111...

Shield logo double cranks usually require a 111 mm BB. Later era, 9 speed and on (and I think even later script logo 8 speed) use 102 mm. Itís not too hard to find a decent condition used Campy 111...
03-06-20, 06:53 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

if that one was a little bigger, Iíd be looking...

if that one was a little bigger, Iíd be looking for a facilitator. Thatís a great bike for a bargain price.
03-06-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 17,585
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Thats if youíre lucky. Otherwise itís like...

Thats if youíre lucky. Otherwise itís like sitting in a parking lot.
03-06-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,339
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

As you can tell there was a lot more than bike...

As you can tell there was a lot more than bike riding going on during this trip. I learned an RV is kind of like having a child; you have to feed it (water and gas), clean itís poop, find a place for...
03-05-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Not sure if you caught the thread on our recent...

Not sure if you caught the thread on our recent adventure - I do t know what’s in Phoenix, but Bisbee, 3 hours away is where it’s at. I was also surprised by the absolute flood of bikes in and around...
03-04-20, 09:25 AM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

That Concorde is nice - $700. Mix of parts but...

That Concorde is nice - $700. Mix of parts but all are high end and the cranks are Mavic, which I think might command a premium price on their own.
03-04-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,339
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Hereís a couple of quick pics. Home late last...

Hereís a couple of quick pics. Home late last night and off to work in a couple of hours. Great riding with a little exploring and learning about a region that Iíd only driven through on a freeway...
02-26-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 54,782
Views: 7,781,013
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

A Homer Hilsen - 63cm - $600

Rivendell goodness local to me but too big.

https://charlottesville.craigslist.org/bik/d/charlottesville-63cm-rivendell-homer/7080574521.html

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02-23-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14,894
Views: 1,478,358
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

eom having lived and rode in Memphis a few years,...

eom having lived and rode in Memphis a few years, I know those Mississippi River bluffs can be real stingers. Hopefully you had light winds, those flat stretches can also be soul suckers in a...
02-23-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I agree. I recently made my first ever decision...

I agree. I recently made my first ever decision to repaint a bike - my Heron Randonneur. I was quoted $700 + shipping by the Waterford factory where it was made. This was for single color + decals....
02-22-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

No personal experience but if there is a bike I...

No personal experience but if there is a bike I would pay that much to paint, it would be a Tommasini. $800 isn’t too much more than a paint job from a quality US provider.
02-21-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 17,585
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Got the Eroica bike mostly finished. Hopefully a...

Got the Eroica bike mostly finished. Hopefully a little warmer this weekend so I can test drive her then trim the cables and put on the bar tape. There's a slim chance since I'm getting in pretty...
02-21-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,533
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

BITD when military base security wasn't as big a...

BITD when military base security wasn't as big a deal and active duty military ID's were green, a friend of mine, when he left his ID at home or on the ship, would flash his pack of menthol...
02-20-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 54,782
Views: 7,781,013
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Merckx steel fork

Decent looking chrome fork local to me. Advertised as track fork but would that have drilling for a brake?
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02-18-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Very nice bike, including the group! I think...

Very nice bike, including the group!

I think golden yellow tape (not neon yellow!) would look good, especially if you want to keep the current Flite saddle. I tend to default to white on a lot of...
02-16-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14,894
Views: 1,478,358
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

It definitely hurt at times but I had a lotta...

It definitely hurt at times but I had a lotta fun. Makes me feel young to do stupid stuff like riding down gravel steeps like that on skinny tires!
02-16-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14,894
Views: 1,478,358
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I set out today with plans to drive out to a...

I set out today with plans to drive out to a little community called Greenwood and ride 30 ish miles to the town of Batesville via Afton Mountain. On a whim though, as I set out I decided to ride up...
02-13-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,231
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Wow! That is nice work.

Wow! That is nice work.
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