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07-11-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By Drillium Dude

A niche bike if I ever saw one :D DD

A niche bike if I ever saw one :D

DD
07-10-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 76,399
Posted By Drillium Dude

You want tractors? There's even a pink one :) ...

You want tractors? There's even a pink one :)

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DD
07-08-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By Drillium Dude

It appears to be 1969 Matra MS630. "They're...

It appears to be 1969 Matra MS630.

"They're coming to get you, Barbara!"

DD
07-07-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 21,479
Posted By Drillium Dude

Maybe that's the silver lining to CV19 shutting...

Maybe that's the silver lining to CV19 shutting down EC 2020: the organizers have an extra year of planning to ensure 2021 is the best ever.

DD
07-07-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3,327
Views: 283,368
Posted By Drillium Dude

You gents should have gotten together and done...

You gents should have gotten together and done some swapping!

DD
07-07-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,945
Posted By Drillium Dude

I'm just quoting this for posterity as it's the...

I'm just quoting this for posterity as it's the longest sentence I've ever come across in my years on C&V :)

dd
07-06-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,988
Posted By Drillium Dude

The only good labels are the ones with which we...

The only good labels are the ones with which we label ourselves.

DD
07-05-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By Drillium Dude

Looking at the photo in ad again, I noted...

Looking at the photo in ad again, I noted something else: the top tube is not level, even though both tires appear fully inflated. That tells me the frame was not designed for the straight-blade fork...
07-05-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By Drillium Dude

Sorry to say that the only thing Colnago about...

Sorry to say that the only thing Colnago about that frame is the transfer set. Not a single signature detail. I hope you can get a refund on this...

DD
07-05-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,434
Posted By Drillium Dude

Another vote for Italian: ...

Another vote for Italian:

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Don't forget the pantographing :)...
07-05-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15,688
Views: 1,598,968
Posted By Drillium Dude

Bianchi on the beach - bellissima :) ...

Bianchi on the beach - bellissima :)

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DD
07-01-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 497
Posted By Drillium Dude

Nothing to add but a question: have you tried to...

Nothing to add but a question: have you tried to insert a binder bolt into the ears yet? I wonder if the PC has affected the installation of a properly-sized bolt as well.

DD
06-22-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Drillium Dude

I appreciate the relevant feedback and feel I...

I appreciate the relevant feedback and feel I have enough answers to satisfy my curiosity.
Cheers :beer:

DD
06-22-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Drillium Dude

Interesting. If selling, I'd do the same. I'll...

Interesting. If selling, I'd do the same. I'll add that I'd expect both the shop and a private party to also give me all the information so that I can make an informed choice.

DD
06-22-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Drillium Dude

Another vote for full disclosure - cool :) DD

Another vote for full disclosure - cool :)

DD
06-22-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Drillium Dude

Come now, that's not the same. Let's stick to...

Come now, that's not the same. Let's stick to tires as that's what we're discussing :)

DD
06-22-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Drillium Dude

There's our winner :) DD

There's our winner :)

DD
06-22-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Drillium Dude

Used Tires

Do you consider a tire used if it's been mounted on a rim (thus marking the sidewalls/beads in the process) but not actually ridden on? Asking for a friend :)

DD
06-20-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 201,921
Posted By Drillium Dude

I have been sorta cornering the market on these...

I have been sorta cornering the market on these tires when they show up on Ebay, but Sacha seems to want in on the action, too:
...
06-20-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15,688
Views: 1,598,968
Posted By Drillium Dude

Thanks for that comprehensive review - great info...

Thanks for that comprehensive review - great info I will keep for myself and pass along to my buddy. Cheers :)

DD
06-20-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15,688
Views: 1,598,968
Posted By Drillium Dude

A friend was asking me about Vittoria tire...

A friend was asking me about Vittoria tire options to try out, and though I prefer the Open Corsa SC family of tires, I knew a lot of the C&V crowd ride on the Corsas you're sporting here. In the...
06-20-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 678
Posted By Drillium Dude

Nice. The brake levers: the non-drive lever is...

Nice. The brake levers: the non-drive lever is the original design while the driveside one is the later version. I think the change in shape happened along with the CPSC-mandated changes in 1979.
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Replies: 35
Views: 1,776
Posted By Drillium Dude

Yes, I'm sure every time Eddy raced his Colnago...

Yes, I'm sure every time Eddy raced his Colnago he felt he was committing sacrilege :rolleyes:

DD
06-20-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15,688
Views: 1,598,968
Posted By Drillium Dude

I mixed roads and trails yesterday on a loop from...

I mixed roads and trails yesterday on a loop from Bothell to Everett:
...
Replies: 35
Views: 1,776
Posted By Drillium Dude

Probably pretty good if he went with the Colnago...

Probably pretty good if he went with the Colnago ;)

(Just doing my part to get this thread to 2 pages)

DD
06-19-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 866
Views: 143,073
Posted By Drillium Dude

Even has its own guard dog :) DD

Even has its own guard dog :)

DD
06-19-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6,433
Views: 558,237
Posted By Drillium Dude

I'll give them a try on the Medici - it has red...

I'll give them a try on the Medici - it has red highlights, so these might look somewhat appropriate. I don't know what to expect performance-wise; perhaps they will end up shelf items (if they don't...
06-18-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6,433
Views: 558,237
Posted By Drillium Dude

Got these totally cool retro Strawberry toe...

Got these totally cool retro Strawberry toe straps, made in France by Toutan for Andy Newlands of Strawberry fame. They're made of two outer layers of translucent synthetic material sandwiching what...
06-18-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15,688
Views: 1,598,968
Posted By Drillium Dude

Warmup miles on the North Creek Trail before...

Warmup miles on the North Creek Trail before making a 180 and heading down to Redmond via the Sammamish River Trail.
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06-18-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 34,844
Posted By Drillium Dude

From today's ride: ...

From today's ride:

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DD
06-17-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By Drillium Dude

Hell yes it can be! The collar part broke off one...

Hell yes it can be! The collar part broke off one of my NRs bitd, and as a result each time I took the wheel out it the RD snapped around and I always ended up with dirty hands after getting the...
06-17-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By Drillium Dude

That's rather strange the screw is broken off -...

That's rather strange the screw is broken off - the derailleur looks nearly NOS. I hope you can get out the broken-off bit and find a reasonably-priced replacement.

DD
06-16-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By Drillium Dude

You're missing a part. Round up the cage-stop...

You're missing a part. Round up the cage-stop screw, rotate the cage ccw about 180 degrees and install the cage-stop screw. It goes in the threaded collar, seen below the lower pivot bolt in your...
06-16-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Drillium Dude

:thumb: DD

:thumb:

DD
06-15-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Drillium Dude

Are you saying you were looking for a pair of...

Are you saying you were looking for a pair of those? Because I just sold a pair on Ebay today, and some Campy calipers to a buyer who ended up located on Vashon Island.

Yes, I still have a few...
06-15-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15,688
Views: 1,598,968
Posted By Drillium Dude

A few pics from Sunday's ride down to the U...

A few pics from Sunday's ride down to the U District and points southwest:
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06-14-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Drillium Dude

That's the only thing that worries me. My hands...

That's the only thing that worries me. My hands already suffer from arthritis! But it's comforting to know that once on they will stretch - that's been my experience with Vittoria's Open series...
06-14-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Drillium Dude

Ha ha - this thread had fallen so far down the...

Ha ha - this thread had fallen so far down the page I thought there had been no responses! Thanks for the input, guys. Based on the information proffered, I think I'm gonna take a flyer and give them...
06-13-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Drillium Dude

I thought that was Connie Carpenter for a good...

I thought that was Connie Carpenter for a good ten seconds...

DD
06-12-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 3,126,660
Posted By Drillium Dude

Delusional (price) and less-than-honest (fork): ...

Delusional (price) and less-than-honest (fork):

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And let's not forget the bar...
06-12-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Drillium Dude

Challenge Open Tubulars

Does anyone have experience using this version? Challenge Elite Pro, 700c x 25:

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06-11-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 853
Posted By Drillium Dude

Have a search around this subforum - there was a...

Have a search around this subforum - there was a similar discussion, with pictures and solutions a few months ago. Pretty sure the repair on that one, which was severe enough, was effected without...
06-11-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,362
Posted By Drillium Dude

I ponied up 100 bux more than I would've in...

I ponied up 100 bux more than I would've in normal circumstances for the Bianchi without really thinking about it because it was a grail bike. I made the difference back (and then some), too, by...
06-09-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,804
Posted By Drillium Dude

If you stay with vintage parts you can find them...

If you stay with vintage parts you can find them all day on Ebay - just sayin' :)

New? Might have to put the project on the back burner for a couple more months...

Sounds like a good excuse to...
06-08-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By Drillium Dude

Ha ha - actually, they are surplus now. I have...

Ha ha - actually, they are surplus now. I have plenty of wheels, even a couple spare sets of tubulars. De-clutter in progress, slowly :)

DD
06-07-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By Drillium Dude

There is ghosting that reads "HLC 2000" at the...

There is ghosting that reads "HLC 2000" at the valve holes. To be fair, these are older rims. I never have any issues with my modern-ish Mavics from the mid-90s on.

DD
06-07-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 34,844
Posted By Drillium Dude

^^^ Very nice composition - bravo! I have a...

^^^ Very nice composition - bravo!

I have a bike that would look right at home in that photo:
...
06-07-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By Drillium Dude

That's awesome! Too bad about the neck...

That's awesome! Too bad about the neck limitation, but to be expected.

Thanks for the photo; brings back many fond memories of cycling the Aloha State for 4 years on the US Navy's dime :)

DD
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By Drillium Dude

I bet what looks like chrome is actually silver...

I bet what looks like chrome is actually silver paint, made to resemble chrome, to cover over a repair to the DO.

DD
06-07-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By Drillium Dude

Also, I've never been able to keep this wheelset...

Also, I've never been able to keep this wheelset - particularly the rear - in true very long. It's been around; used on the Mexico for Cino '14, on the Somec for a season or two, and ended up doing...
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