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07-10-20, 10:09 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

I've been meaning to install better tires on my...

I've been meaning to install better tires on my Redcay. I had been running 25mm Vittoria Rally tubulars, but had 27mm Veloflex Vlaanderen on my Frejus Tour de France (which I am contemplating selling...
07-05-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,405
Posted By smontanaro

Et voila! The spacing between the 15T and 17T...

Et voila! The spacing between the 15T and 17T cogs is a bit wide, placing the overall cog width (inside of large cog to outside of small cog) at about 27.3mm. I believe that's supposed to be more...
07-03-20, 10:38 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

A gloved hand has always worked well for me.

A gloved hand has always worked well for me.
07-01-20, 05:26 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

New shoes from magliamo.be...

New shoes from magliamo.be (https://www.magliamo.be/), or as my wife occasionally refers to them, "ballet slippers."

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50066271003_4afe4f3550_c.jpg...
06-30-20, 12:24 PM
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Views: 8,198,161
Posted By smontanaro

To wit, here's a nice looking 53cm Guerciotti: ...

To wit, here's a nice looking 53cm Guerciotti:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/d/niles-vintage-guerciotti-53cmmint/7150803044.html

It's a bit too expensive and has enough parts I'm not...
06-26-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 767,944
Posted By smontanaro

I've mentioned this Turin-branded Eisentraut...

I've mentioned this Turin-branded Eisentraut Limited (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmLAJgT5) bike elsewhere on the forum before (s/n 75T005, currently built up using parts from the bin), but finally took it...
06-26-20, 10:53 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

That's a Randy Smolenski feature. I've seen a few...

That's a Randy Smolenski feature. I've seen a few of them. They are almost all setup that way.

Randy Smolenski was a small custom builder in Grands Rapids. He helped a lot of young racers in the...
06-22-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By smontanaro

Except for the fact that a NR rear derailleur...

Except for the fact that a NR rear derailleur isn't really going to handle the eventually wider range very well. I envision this bike as a replacement for my Volare and Super Sport. The NR derailleur...
06-19-20, 05:13 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

If I had to guess, I'd guess they are going on...

If I had to guess, I'd guess they are going on his Strawberry. ;) Nice score, Drillium Dude .
06-15-20, 07:14 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

I thought I saw that it's in Parker. Maybe Crumpy...

I thought I saw that it's in Parker. Maybe Crumpy (from CR) can facilitate. :)
06-11-20, 07:06 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

I bought his Serotta frame. ...

I bought his Serotta frame.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49992617126_e61e662520_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jaFemA)
06-11-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By smontanaro

It would be a shame to not slather that mixture...

It would be a shame to not slather that mixture on some ribs.
06-10-20, 04:22 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

'78 Serotta. This is my first Serotta (prolly my...

'78 Serotta. This is my first Serotta (prolly my last as well). Living in the Albany NY area I always wanted one but could never afford it with small kids. In some sense this is a grail frame.
...
06-10-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,709
Posted By smontanaro

My neighbor finally brought her bike over for me...

My neighbor finally brought her bike over for me (a low-end Gary Fisher MTB with 8sp SIS) to check out. It needs a new derailleur. I gave her pointers to a half dozen specific derailleurs which would...
06-09-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By smontanaro

I also sent an email to Evapo-Rust. They replied...

I also sent an email to Evapo-Rust. They replied very quickly:



So, it's all good.[/color]
05-31-20, 07:16 PM
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Views: 1,598,320
Posted By smontanaro

Up to Lake Bluff today. Glencoe Beach: ...

Up to Lake Bluff today.

Glencoe Beach:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49957291652_c828d5d858_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j7ybjG)

Fort Sheridan Nature Preserve:...
05-31-20, 05:58 PM
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Views: 148,904
Posted By smontanaro

Sorry, "they" being what? I found the Veloflex...

Sorry, "they" being what? I found the Veloflex Vlaanderen tubulars on my Griffon to ride fantastically today. :)

I made this plea in another long-running thread, but I'll make it here as well. If...
05-28-20, 05:35 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Allow me to make a small suggestion. If you are...

Allow me to make a small suggestion. If you are responding to someone else's post please, please, please quote some part of that post. The forum software rarely sends thread subscribers notifications...
05-28-20, 12:41 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Was just supposed to be an easy ride up the North...

Was just supposed to be an easy ride up the North Shore this morning, and it was, save for about two seconds of sheer terror. Turning left off Sheridan Road onto Deerpath in Lake Forest, the rear end...
05-26-20, 12:15 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Rode down to Hyde Park today. The Lakefront Trail...

Rode down to Hyde Park today. The Lakefront Trail is closed, so it was all on city streets.

Ernie seemed a bit lonely, so I took his picture:...
05-23-20, 02:07 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Didn't ride anyplace special yesterday. Ellen and...

Didn't ride anyplace special yesterday. Ellen and I just puttered around town a bit. The rear wheel on my Dawes kept slipping though, so I kept stopping to snug up the quick release. "Man, this...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-23-20, 05:41 AM
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Views: 386
Posted By smontanaro

Blacksmith builds a bike frame

Saw this on The Paceline. Thought some people here might find it interesting. Only two episodes are in the can so far. Here's episode 1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MucWmfzTjrw
05-21-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 56,937
Views: 8,198,161
Posted By smontanaro

Besides, it's always a lot cheaper to live...

Besides, it's always a lot cheaper to live vicariously through the bike purchases of others. ;)
05-20-20, 05:16 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

When I converted my Schwinn Speedster to 590...

When I converted my Schwinn Speedster to 590 rims, I also switched to an XRD3 (three-speed, drum brake). It's been pretty solid so far (a few years). At the moment it's a bit out of adjustment and...
05-20-20, 05:13 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

My wife has a Linus mixte with the Nexus...

My wife has a Linus mixte with the Nexus three-speed. Seems pretty solid to me (I am the official unofficial family bike mechanic). I've had to adjust it a couple times, but that's pretty...
05-19-20, 02:25 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Jos van Veldhoven (eBay handle v*v*velo) has a...

Jos van Veldhoven (eBay handle v*v*velo) has a pair of the early style Campagnolo Doppler shifters up for sale:

Early Retrofriction Shifters (https://www.ebay.com/itm/153932424153)

I'm sure...
05-18-20, 11:39 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

1978 Mercian - 54cm - $499

On Chicago CL:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/bik/d/west-chicago-1978-mercian-road-bicycle/7126076330.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00U0U_6LLTM7tq4EA_1200x900.jpg
05-17-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By smontanaro

Baked in a waffle iron

I have to pass this along. Was flipping through Richard Sachs' Instagram feed (https://www.instagram.com/therichardsachs/) for a few minutes and came across a red bike with black components shown in...
05-16-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,036
Posted By smontanaro

Set up saved searches so you get notified of new...

Set up saved searches so you get notified of new listings and don't have to go back again and again wading through stuff you've already seen. (Sort your search by "newly listed".) I used to use...
05-14-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,692
Posted By smontanaro

I'm back home after a couple months in Portland,...

I'm back home after a couple months in Portland, so giving this frame a :bump:. If you're interested, ping me.

I've got my eye on something, but *really* can't justify the purchase without...
05-13-20, 08:01 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

54cm Bottecchia Legendaria...

54cm Bottecchia Legendaria (https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/chicago-bottecchia-leggendaria-classic/7123193974.html)

https://images.craigslist.org/00w0w_56myUi6Nsqs_1200x900.jpg
05-13-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15,682
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Posted By smontanaro

Since getting back home I've confined my riding...

Since getting back home I've confined my riding so far to the North Shore. Today I decided to see what Chicago's streets look like during the pandemic. I took two old commuting routes Clark & Wells...
05-10-20, 06:05 AM
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Views: 1,080
Posted By smontanaro

Moral of the story: Never (never, never, never)...

Moral of the story: Never (never, never, never) throw out small parts like ferrules which cross your path. :)

Samuel D You might find a search a local bike co-op more productive than your...
05-08-20, 09:03 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

i went out briefly on the ItalVega Super Speciale...

i went out briefly on the ItalVega Super Speciale this morning, a short shakedown cruise. It was about 40, which would have been fine except for the 25mph "breeze" out of the north.
...
05-06-20, 01:31 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

I got a bunch of small stuff while I was in...

I got a bunch of small stuff while I was in Portland, five sets of cork tape (all white), DA-7400 bottom bracket, IRD BQ-95 bottom bracket, Sampson Stratics pedals w/cleats, Campy steel toe clips,...
05-05-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By smontanaro

Yikes! If you need me to store any of your larger...

Yikes! If you need me to store any of your larger bikes, I'd be happy to help. ;)
05-05-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 148,904
Posted By smontanaro

This is an excellent point. I have routinely used...

This is an excellent point. I have routinely used Vittoria Rally tubulars (cheap, round), but it turns out that if you get them for an excellent price (I'm a bit of a bottom feeder), you might well...
05-03-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15,682
Views: 1,598,320
Posted By smontanaro

Do it again! Do it again! Do it again! ...

Do it again!
Do it again!
Do it again!
​​​​​​​*sigh*
​​​​​​​Do it again!
​​​​​​​Okay, one more time...
Do it again!
​​​​​​​;)
05-03-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6,432
Views: 557,929
Posted By smontanaro

I put a Spurcycle Bell on my wife's daily rider....

I put a Spurcycle Bell on my wife's daily rider. With all the social distancing requirements now, I think I'm going to have to get bells for a couple of my bikes. I have an old St Christopher Bell...
05-02-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15,682
Views: 1,598,320
Posted By smontanaro

Likely my last ride in Portland yesterday. I took...

Likely my last ride in Portland yesterday. I took off the fenders and put back on the 32mm Gravel Kings (had been 28mm Paselas). Big change to the ride and no rattles from the fenders! I went out to...
04-30-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6,432
Views: 557,929
Posted By smontanaro

Not in the post, but I picked up some of those...

Not in the post, but I picked up some of those chunky early Chorus brake levers at Community Cycling Center (https://communitycyclingcenter.org/) here in Portland:
...
04-30-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6,432
Views: 557,929
Posted By smontanaro

I purchased downtube decals for my ItalVega from...

I purchased downtube decals for my ItalVega from Gus Salmon. I don't know how long I had them tucked away, but when I eventually tried to apply them, they curled up and cracked in the water. I...
04-29-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 531
Posted By smontanaro

I wouldn't think so, certainly not easily.Think...

I wouldn't think so, certainly not easily.Think of an SA hub+shifter as an indexed setup. The detents are all in the trigger. In theory, you could use a 5sp trigger, but there's no stop in the AW hub...
04-29-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15,682
Views: 1,598,320
Posted By smontanaro

Big distance/climbing day yesterday, 90 miles,...

Big distance/climbing day yesterday, 90 miles, 4800 feet, heading in the general direction of Mt Hood. In addition to the wonderful natural scenery, I saw a couple things I'd never seen before. Since...
04-24-20, 12:41 PM
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Views: 246,262
Posted By smontanaro

deux jambes I know you found a suitable option,...

deux jambes I know you found a suitable option, but I thought I would point out that Scott Davis also has some sorta-gum-like semi-translucent Modolo 919 hoods, for what passes for a reasonable price...
04-23-20, 09:36 PM
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Views: 1,598,320
Posted By smontanaro

Up Mt Scott in SE Portland this afternoon. I am...

Up Mt Scott in SE Portland this afternoon. I am having some fun with the hills. Here's midway up 122nd Ave, looking back and ahead.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49812382072_4cac54e095_z.jpg...
04-21-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15,682
Views: 1,598,320
Posted By smontanaro

No spectacular pix. I rode back out toward Sandy...

No spectacular pix. I rode back out toward Sandy this morning, avoiding US Route 26. The weather was foggy at the start, got to be very drippy fog by the turn around, then dried out on the way back....
04-19-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By smontanaro

I guess I need to shoes

Noticed the soles of my shoes this morning. Alas, I did not find diamonds:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49793347638_6cc624a6cc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iS4VtL)
04-16-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,220
Posted By smontanaro

My first nice bike, an Italvega (full Campy save...

My first nice bike, an Italvega (full Campy save for Universal center-pull brakes, tretubi Columbus, Nuovo Record maybe?), grabbed from the bike rack while I was in a biology class at UCLA, probably...
04-12-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 572
Posted By smontanaro

Anytime I start to wonder about how much any of...

Anytime I start to wonder about how much any of my bikes weigh, I just glance at my waistline and decide it's not really important. ;)
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