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10-15-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By RobbieTunes

+1, but we know better. Having had a Super...

+1, but we know better.

Having had a Super Corsa and an Equipe, at the same time, in the same stable, I preferred the Equipe. I have a different Super Corsa now, and it's pretty hard not to love...
10-14-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By RobbieTunes

The info is on here somewhere...1985 Cinelli Equipe (Team) Centurion

Built by the Chirico shop in Bussero, Italy, on the outskirts of Milan. Chirico made plenty of Cinelli models under agreement with Cinelli (and later, Columbo). Chirico's son was a framebuilder at...
10-14-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 281
Posted By RobbieTunes

+1 Series 5 & 7, Japan with an on-site...

+1

Series 5 & 7, Japan with an on-site Schwinn rep. Series 2 & 3, Taiwan.

Series 7 is as nice, easily, as the 2 Waterford-made I've had, an 87, 89, and the 1990 I have now.

Lugwork, filing,...
10-11-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By RobbieTunes

Agreed. 2nd in show at Bartali. Part of the...

Agreed.
2nd in show at Bartali.
Part of the famed Opera ride.
Add in Coppi. A bike with a life.
Understated elegance.
Pure Doc
10-11-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,676
Posted By RobbieTunes

Hard Rock. Bag is a New Hampshire thing.

Hard Rock.
Bag is a New Hampshire thing.
10-10-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,676
Posted By RobbieTunes

Some tweaks left to do.

Some tweaks left to do.
10-09-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,676
Posted By RobbieTunes

OP is aware of brifters, tri-bikes, etc. The...

OP is aware of brifters, tri-bikes, etc.
The situation is under control. The bike is nearly done.
10-09-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By RobbieTunes

Thatís what she said.

Thatís what she said.
10-08-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,629
Posted By RobbieTunes

I've had a ton of bikes that start with "F." ...

I've had a ton of bikes that start with "F."

Some before, some after.

Oh, NOT the adjective....
10-08-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By RobbieTunes

Caught me.

Caught me.
10-08-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 874
Posted By RobbieTunes

Leaving beer alone...for now

Time and again, I've spent time in the days leading up to rides with a beer in my hand. It's how its done.

However, the days of closing down a local bar, then riding, for example, the Dairyland...
10-08-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By RobbieTunes

Trying to build up a steel Fiorini. Saved some...

Trying to build up a steel Fiorini. Saved some DA9000 from my carbon Ironman toasted frame.
Found some DA9000 hubs laced to Aeroheads. Even found the BB in my stash.

Needed a cassette. ...
10-07-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,676
Posted By RobbieTunes

Oct 25-27.

Oct 25-27.
10-07-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,633
Posted By RobbieTunes

This. I don't "reach out" for tubulars, but...

This.

I don't "reach out" for tubulars, but they are often a bargain. For example, I have picked up two sets of DA hubs laced to tubular rims for very reasonable prices in the last 6-7 months. ...
10-07-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14,273
Views: 1,307,356
Posted By RobbieTunes

Pushed the new build, Fiorini. Maybe pushed too...

Pushed the new build, Fiorini. Maybe pushed too much with that compact crankset. :twitchy:
10-06-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By RobbieTunes

I had a Schwinn Magnadyne and it rusted out. ...

I had a Schwinn Magnadyne and it rusted out. Must have been the wet clothes I hung on it.

I quit using a trainer because I can't hang as many clothes on it as an exercise bike or treadmill.

...
10-06-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,633
Posted By RobbieTunes

I never have. If the tape is still sticking...

I never have. If the tape is still sticking well, I re-use it. I'm sure that's not recommended on any label.
10-06-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,136
Posted By RobbieTunes

Put it on whatever you want. An Ironman, for...

Put it on whatever you want. An Ironman, for example.
10-06-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,633
Posted By RobbieTunes

That's not the point of the OP's post. With...

That's not the point of the OP's post. With tape, tubulars are now a different animal. I understand GatorSkins, having had some, but I find them quite sluggish.
10-06-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,633
Posted By RobbieTunes

They don't (ride like tubulars or flat easily). ...

They don't (ride like tubulars or flat easily).
Not in my experience at all, and not in that of the other people I know who use them.
I'd be interested in knowing how many you've been through.
10-06-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,633
Posted By RobbieTunes

Never said it was.

Never said it was.
10-06-19, 09:00 PM
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Views: 6,633
Posted By RobbieTunes

I like it.

I like it.
10-06-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,633
Posted By RobbieTunes

Turns black in a very short time.

Turns black in a very short time.
10-06-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,676
Posted By RobbieTunes

You coming to the Hilly Hundred?

You coming to the Hilly Hundred?
10-06-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,676
Posted By RobbieTunes

I'm not sure how a "ready to ride C&V bike" is...

I'm not sure how a "ready to ride C&V bike" is not figured into this equation. Without selling anything.
1:1 = 1, with the other bike left over.

I know, I know, there's, math, but hey, you can...
10-06-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,676
Posted By RobbieTunes

You have to train on something. The Ironman...

You have to train on something.
The Ironman was the epitome of the "train on your bike, race on your bike" mentality, and it was not aimed at the aerobar/bar end crowd.

It was aimed at real...
10-06-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,633
Posted By RobbieTunes

Basically, that is the Tufo C S33 tire, and any...

Basically, that is the Tufo C S33 tire, and any "CS" by Tufo. Wears like iron, and now in 700 x 24, can approximate a harder 700 x 23 ride.

They will never ride like a Veloflex, but the...
10-06-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,633
Posted By RobbieTunes

Tubulars: tape plus some sealant. Easy enough...

Tubulars: tape plus some sealant. Easy enough to change on the side of the road., no levers.
Tubular clinchers: some sealant. Supremely easy to change anywhere, anytime, no levers.
Tubeless: an...
10-06-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,676
Posted By RobbieTunes

We're getting there. 54cm frame/fork. Tange...

We're getting there.
54cm frame/fork.
Tange Levin CD headset
Pinarello MOST calipers
R525 compact crankset 50/34
6700 BB
5800 RD
5700 FD
1050 brake levers (will be moved a bit)
Nitto B115-38...
10-06-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By RobbieTunes

It was. Now it's in Ohio.

It was. Now it's in Ohio.
10-06-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 913
Posted By RobbieTunes

+1 x 10 to the 7th.

+1 x 10 to the 7th.
10-06-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,050
Posted By RobbieTunes

There are 2 issues with that stem, at least, and...

There are 2 issues with that stem, at least, and I embrace them all (like what I did there?)

1- The need for a short L allen wrench. Try it with a 70mm stem sometime. I did not seek such a...
10-06-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,050
Posted By RobbieTunes

This from a man who harbors the chaos known as...

This from a man who harbors the chaos known as cats.
10-06-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By RobbieTunes

25-28 tires, and yes, I would already have it,...

25-28 tires, and yes, I would already have it, too.
10-06-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By RobbieTunes

Likewise. I had 9sp Sora shifters on an...

Likewise.

I had 9sp Sora shifters on an Ironman once, with the thumb button.. Getting ready for a triathlon, I unwrapped the bars, moved the shifters so I could use them in the drops. This...
10-06-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By RobbieTunes

Jery Lee said it best....

"Goodness Gracious, Great Balls o' Fire!"
10-06-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By RobbieTunes

Interesting.

At one time, my herd included a 1986 DeRosa Professional and a 1987 Merckx Corsa Extra. Both were outfitted with 9sp DA groups (downtube shifters) on A23 hoops.

They fit the same. They rode...
10-06-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 177,000
Posted By RobbieTunes

Decided to pull DA9000 out of a box and put it on...

Decided to pull DA9000 out of a box and put it on a deserving frame. US-made Fiorini. This is my 2nd try at making this frame work, and I think it will be fine. I installed a Roadlink, but I think...
10-06-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7,428
Views: 659,477
Posted By RobbieTunes

That's why they call it the Prestige. It had it...

That's why they call it the Prestige. It had it in '85 and also in '89.
10-06-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By RobbieTunes

Any Sora 7/8/9 will have them, or so I thought...

Any Sora 7/8/9 will have them, or so I thought until I read another post on this thread.
For riding the hoods, they are as good as anything. For riding the drops, not.

+1 on OP's "now we move...
10-05-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By RobbieTunes

Titan owners agree. Go fer it.

Titan owners agree. Go fer it.
10-05-19, 02:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,604
Posted By RobbieTunes

+1 Classic.

+1

Classic.
10-05-19, 02:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By RobbieTunes

+1 I have a near mint SR group here with...

+1
I have a near mint SR group here with wheels and Merckx panto'd stem, post, brake and shift levers, chain rings, and toe straps.
10-04-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7,428
Views: 659,477
Posted By RobbieTunes

I have a '75 that needs the same thing... ...

I have a '75 that needs the same thing...

One suggestion when choosing to put the good stuff on a Miyata Pro OR an Ironman, and it's the most credible I know, regardless of my Ironman bias.
...
10-04-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,604
Posted By RobbieTunes

So have I. Story of my life. :roflmao2: Though...

So have I. Story of my life. :roflmao2:
Though your suffering would be a source of amusement.... I'm not saying that's a proper reason to ride a Varsity on Hilly.

I'd prefer you not go into...
10-04-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,604
Posted By RobbieTunes

I live at mile marker 0

I live at mile marker 0
10-04-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By RobbieTunes

I think the Token will work. Just play with it a...

I think the Token will work. Just play with it a lot. It only has to hold a few times in it's entire life. Even the original, with 3 undamaged threads, should work. Check behind the cassette for...
10-04-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By RobbieTunes

If you are going to ride it with any regularity,...

If you are going to ride it with any regularity, put on whatever works best. Period.
There is no substitute for operational capability.
10-04-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,705
Posted By RobbieTunes

The ST and the Klein Performance are the two...

The ST and the Klein Performance are the two frames I'd use to build a tourer. The ST is cheaper, and a lot more plentiful, without the baggage the Klein has in tubing size, BB, seatpost size, and...
10-04-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,604
Posted By RobbieTunes

If not the Brooks, you know I have some solid...

If not the Brooks, you know I have some solid carbon saddles here. That'll keep you off the saddle....:roflmao2:
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