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09-20-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,170
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.
09-20-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,184
Posted By iab

I traveled 9000 miles and spent a lot of money on...

I traveled 9000 miles and spent a lot of money on a set of period-correct hubs.

You tell me if I'm ocd.
09-20-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,152
Posted By iab

Nice!

Nice!
09-20-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,152
Posted By iab

A lot of grandmothers in Oregon? :) I do...

A lot of grandmothers in Oregon? :)


I do recall my trip to Portland with most everyone doing the speed limit. Lots of left-lane bandits. Not typical in Chicago, my driving style of choice.
09-20-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,152
Posted By iab

You mean most Subaru owners drive like a blind...

You mean most Subaru owners drive like a blind grandmother on her way to church?
09-19-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 30,744
Posted By iab

Actual gravel. Somewhat a rarity in Iowa county....

Actual gravel. Somewhat a rarity in Iowa county. Banner Road, only a mile or two of gravel before it changes to pavement.
09-19-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,826
Posted By iab

RAI did a special on centenario Coppi. ...

RAI did a special on centenario Coppi.

https://www.raiplay.it/social/video/2019/09/Coppi-100---Centenario-della-nascita-d89241a6-4645-4b0b-a1ce-3a3bb06aa5d9.html
09-19-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 30,744
Posted By iab

Saw my shadow too. Scared me back into my hole. ...

Saw my shadow too. Scared me back into my hole.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48746425972_de47aa1ffd_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hgyb9d)Coppi Saturday Ride 08 (https://flic.kr/p/2hgyb9d) by...
09-17-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 30,744
Posted By iab

Sunrise made the grass "glow" ...

Sunrise made the grass "glow"

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48746426592_04d48397af_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hgybjU)
Coppi Saturday Ride 03 (https://flic.kr/p/2hgybjU) by iabisdb...
09-17-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 30,744
Posted By iab

On via Dante, a display celebrating Coppi's...

On via Dante, a display celebrating Coppi's centenario.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48751928782_4a98e1f924_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hh3nWf)
2019 Milano Navigli 48...
09-17-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 30,744
Posted By iab

One of them houses is Gianno Bugno's childhood...

One of them houses is Gianno Bugno's childhood home.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48751931222_21fca5453e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hh3oEj)
2019 Milano Navigli 18...
09-17-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 30,744
Posted By iab

One of the canals of Milano ...

One of the canals of Milano

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48751415933_1d10cdb332_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hgZKu2)
2019 Milano Navigli 04 (https://flic.kr/p/2hgZKu2) by iabisdb...
09-17-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,826
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, 05:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,826
Posted By iab

Actually, your Anderson was in contention for...

Actually, your Anderson was in contention for Best Modern. It came down to the straight fork. It didn't garner the points of the Mercks curved fork.
09-17-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,826
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...
09-16-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,826
Posted By iab

So about 40 of us vintage bike enthusiasts...

So about 40 of us vintage bike enthusiasts celebrated Fausto Coppi’s 100th birthday this past weekend in southwest Wisconsin. Great people, great food, great rides, great weather and great bikes,...
09-01-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 931
Posted By iab

Velo-Retro: Cinelli Timeline...

Velo-Retro: Cinelli Timeline (http://www.velo-retro.com/cinellitline.html)
08-31-19, 02:20 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,152
Posted By iab

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90_Hlr2cbSE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90_Hlr2cbSE
08-26-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 624
Posted By iab

1950s and earlier Bianchis swing toward the blue...

1950s and earlier Bianchis swing toward the blue side.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/img_2957_c1335889174d4243889bd10a714096d0b79cbdeb.jpg
08-26-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,152
Posted By iab

Too big. And while you may love it, normcore...

Too big.

And while you may love it, normcore ain't for me.
08-25-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,152
Posted By iab

Mine won't be there. Gotta borrow a minivan,...

Mine won't be there. Gotta borrow a minivan, hauling too much crap.
08-25-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By iab

I'm a fan of the Nitto R. Used them for a...

I'm a fan of the Nitto R. Used them for a decade, never a lost bottle.

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08-25-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,826
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...
08-25-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,152
Posted By iab

Yup. Pretty much all the same. But there is no...

Yup. Pretty much all the same. But there is no doubt the comfort of modern cars is unparalleled.

Does Rolls make a hatch? I like a small car where it is easy to load 12' lumber. And now that I...
08-24-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
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: 4,759
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...
08-24-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,759
Posted By iab

"Some is wasted flexing the frame" ...

"Some is wasted flexing the frame"

coughcoughbull****coughcough
08-24-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,348
Posted By iab

If the chrome is flaking, you need to remove what...

If the chrome is flaking, you need to remove what is causing it to flake. The only way to do that unfortunately, is to remove the chrome.

It is actually quite difficult to remove chrome that...
08-24-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,152
Posted By iab

I haven't loaded it to the brim, but I'll...

I haven't loaded it to the brim, but I'll disagree with Doug. Classist hatch ...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48030124996_014eaee7a4_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gbfWPo)
Coppi 50K 02...
08-23-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
Posted By iab

Am I the only one rocking crotchless bibs? :o

Am I the only one rocking crotchless bibs?

:o
08-23-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 30,744
Posted By iab

August is prime chip-sealing time. ...

August is prime chip-sealing time.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48562549916_e3f857a667_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gZiLco)
Coppi 100 06 (https://flic.kr/p/2gZiLco) by iabisdb...
08-23-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,396
Posted By iab

I'd be most honored if you joined me for lunch.

I'd be most honored if you joined me for lunch.
08-22-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,686
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.
08-22-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,396
Posted By iab

Would be nice, but business travel precludes...

Would be nice, but business travel precludes bringing a bike.

So while you are riding I'll be at the Imola swap. Sunday I'm renting an off-topic bike and riding around Milan.
08-20-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,035
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...
08-20-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,396
Posted By iab

Poste Italiano?

Poste Italiano?
08-19-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,968
Posted By iab

Technically, a doc has to write a script for pt. ...

Technically, a doc has to write a script for pt. $20 copay for my gp, then the pt is entirely covered. And my pt and partners have a permanent residence at my place of work. We also have a pa...
08-19-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,968
Posted By iab

We are in agreement, especially as we age. All...

We are in agreement, especially as we age. All of a sudden, my left shoulder hurt. Random pain just happens now. Went away and I'm not going to worry about it.

But if there is a persistent pain...
08-19-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,968
Posted By iab

Lots. At least in my experience.

Lots.

At least in my experience.
08-19-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 760
Posted By iab

Nice ride! Now that you're done with west to...

Nice ride!

Now that you're done with west to east, what are your thoughts on south to north?
08-19-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By iab

Try an arbor press without heat first. If a...

Try an arbor press without heat first.

If a no go, your standard propane torch should suffice.
08-19-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,968
Posted By iab

Ummmmm ... Wouldn't a doctor be more...

Ummmmm ...

Wouldn't a doctor be more qualified than the entire internet to answer a medical question?
08-18-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,759
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.
08-18-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,886
Posted By iab

If your hands, butt and feet are relatively equal...

If your hands, butt and feet are relatively equal in position, I can't see how you get there matters that much. For myself, butt and hands need to be pretty close and the BB can move around some. ...
08-18-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,759
Posted By iab

Proof = Peter Sagan won green on a Cannondale. ...

Proof = Peter Sagan won green on a Cannondale.

He also did it on a Specialized. And on a Fuji.

But there is no doubt, it is all about the bike.
08-18-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,759
Posted By iab

It's the 23s. Got to be the 23s.

It's the 23s. Got to be the 23s.
08-18-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,759
Posted By iab

Bad assumption. If you feel like trolling...

Bad assumption.

If you feel like trolling the 41, start a thread asking for evidence that stiffer=faster.
08-17-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 30,744
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...
08-16-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,590
Posted By iab

The blue one.

The blue one.
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