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04-18-21, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Did my local Presidential route today, riding...

Did my local Presidential route today, riding past Monticello (Jefferson) and Ash Lawn (Monroe). Posted pics of that before, so hereís the stretch of gravel connecting this with the homeward bound...
04-15-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 670
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I recently read a thread elsewhere about how...

I recently read a thread elsewhere about how tubes and other parts are so expensive now. I also balk at paying that much for a tube but OTOH, my last batch of cheap tubes from one of the British...
04-15-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17,034
Views: 1,817,091
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Yeah, wouldnít that be nice? No bacon smells, but...

Yeah, wouldnít that be nice? No bacon smells, but youíll get cow dung aroma around here. This area is an interesting mix of hill folk, working farms, and wealthy horse estates. Ironically, less than...
04-14-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

$400 seems fair to me for good condition frame...

$400 seems fair to me for good condition frame like that. I haven’t seen a welded Gap like that before. My ‘84 Gap is a wonderful bike.
04-13-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,949
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Yeah next time we ride together I’m prepared for...

Yeah next time we ride together I’m prepared for Gugie to have a boom box bolted to that thing.
04-13-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Yeah we'll go with that, most of you haven't seen...

Yeah we'll go with that, most of you haven't seen my arms in person.

Short reach brakes
04-13-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Campagnolo Triomphe Group

Crankset. FD, RD, brake set, headset, partial BB, shifters $180 shipped USA - will ship elsewhere for additional shipping cost

I consider this overall good condition. Will look nice on an everyday...
04-13-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 61,176
Views: 9,160,675
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Absolutely - I spy SLX/TSX sticker and fully...

Absolutely - I spy SLX/TSX sticker and fully chromed both ends.
04-13-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Scott runs my LBS and is easily contacted if...

Scott runs my LBS and is easily contacted if anyone needs history on the frame.
04-12-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I think you should be good, assuming a more...

I think you should be good, assuming a more modern sloping top tube. I’m similarly sized and it’s been a while, but I seem to remember riding 19.5 or 20”.
04-12-21, 03:16 PM
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Views: 1,817,091
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Long ride today through Northwestern Albemarle...

Long ride today through Northwestern Albemarle County with a brief dip into Greene County. I rode up Simmons Gap road which can get you onto Skyline Drive/Shenandoah National Park, but turned there...
04-11-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,949
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Nicely done Gugie. The old fork was most...

Nicely done Gugie. The old fork was most uninspiring and you have transformed the bike. Oh the forks I would make if I had the Mad Skilz!
04-11-21, 10:28 AM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

25 mile ride through mostly drab edge of town...

25 mile ride through mostly drab edge of town development but did one leg through the countryside. I donít think Iíve shown off my Tommyís new Cobaltos I installed last fall. Also first ride on the...
04-10-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Well I was gonna say for sure a repaint, then I...

Well I was gonna say for sure a repaint, then I see that has already been established. OP, no doubt that’s a real Colnago and I think you will enjoy that bike. It’s a very cool machine! As far as...
04-09-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I am at this very moment experimenting with that....

I am at this very moment experimenting with that. I just had failure after overnight application of Pblaster. I don’t have much patience at the moment so I just sawed off the stem head so I could...
04-06-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

That is some mad surgical skill there Dave. Well...

That is some mad surgical skill there Dave. Well done and I’m really glad you were able to use it.

Side note, I’m kind of curious if you counted the ball bearings that came with the hub shell. I...
04-04-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Still thinking. So many good ones to pick from!

Still thinking. So many good ones to pick from!
04-04-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Todayís find - Univega Ital-Sport

This popped up on my CL today for $75. I figured the Campy Triomphe parts were worth that and it looks my size so I went and grabbed it. Surprisingly good condition and I think with a little TLC will...
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

You have to have 10 posts to add photos and...

You have to have 10 posts to add photos and send/receive messages.

3Rensho frames are highly sought after. I don’t track these that much but once you post some pics I’m sure others will chime in...
04-04-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17,034
Views: 1,817,091
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

gugie Andy_K SquireBlack Glad to see you...

gugie Andy_K SquireBlack

Glad to see you guys are getting some climbing miles in those legs.

Today we had what I really, really, hope is the first warm day to not be followed by bitter cold...
04-04-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 790
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Perfect except for I need a little steeper seat...

Perfect except for I need a little steeper seat tube angle.
04-03-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 677
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Surly makes replacement dropout screws for one of...

Surly makes replacement dropout screws for one of their frames and while shifting through my LBS online supplies, comes across some. Went down there and bought local.

Ive also used hardware store...
04-02-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 61,176
Views: 9,160,675
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Well, not a Cinelli, but looks like a nice bike...

Well, not a Cinelli, but looks like a nice bike nevertheless.
04-02-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I have a Park dropout alignment tool, but if you...

I have a Park dropout alignment tool, but if you don’t have one you can look up how to make your own. Use that tool to push the forks out to some point past 100 mm, like 120 mm. Use that technique to...
04-02-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 790
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Almost, but I prefer that the front tire actually...

Almost, but I prefer that the front tire actually overlap the down tube a little.

Now that itís April 2, I find myself, again, strangely attracted to double butted tubing and pointed/tapered lugs....
04-01-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I looked today when mostly sold out and realized...

I looked today when mostly sold out and realized they make a bag for the Wald front basket. I definitely would stand in a virtual line for that.
04-01-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,565
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

This was the bike I was looking for when posted...

This was the bike I was looking for when posted my wtb in sales. My day is complete.
04-01-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 790
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Well now there's something else out there I...

Well now there's something else out there I didn't realize I needed. "Great for cloud slime" too!
04-01-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 790
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Lotsa great options here, but this one might be...

Lotsa great options here, but this one might be the best. Can the snow be included?
04-01-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 790
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

WTB Your high end hi ten bike

I am looking for a project bike. Do you have a gas pipe bike that needs some love? The ideal candidate will have anywhere from some to a lot of rust (patina). Turkey levers are preferred and I must...
03-31-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 781
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

That is very neat to see and learn a little. ...

That is very neat to see and learn a little.

You may have read this, but if not, the first part of this book may sound familiar as Tim Moore tries to build up a replica of a 1914 Giro bike and...
03-31-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I am a competent but not expert bike wheel...

I am a competent but not expert bike wheel builder and maintainer and the only wheels I have't been able to get acceptably trued have had dented rims. Don't give up on that wheel!

We need pics of...
03-31-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17,034
Views: 1,817,091
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

rccardr I love Gravelly Point. I used to take my...

rccardr I love Gravelly Point. I used to take my kids there to watch planes land.

Pre kids, my wife and I lived next to Crystal City and we could walk to the airport. Where else can you do that?
03-31-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 889
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Well played sir and bonus points for pulling this...

Well played sir and bonus points for pulling this off as second language English!
03-31-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 889
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Mine is more pedestrian. Iíve been thinking of...

Mine is more pedestrian. Iíve been thinking of replacing the ďheadĒ tube sticker with one of those Merckx (The Cannibal) of Coppi (Il Campionissimo) portraits for inspiration on those tougher days in...
03-29-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 592
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Yes the two holes are for a “portacatena”. I...

Yes the two holes are for a “portacatena”. I think translates as “chain bridge. It’s to hold the chain when the wheel is removed. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen one mounted on a dropout before. I have a...
03-29-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17,034
Views: 1,817,091
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Quick ride around town on the Basso. Probably one...

Quick ride around town on the Basso. Probably one of the last days for views through the trees before the leaves come in.

...
03-28-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 692
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I love it! The internal brake cable routing on a...

I love it! The internal brake cable routing on a (semi?) mixte is cheeky.
03-28-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 920
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

That is dedication! Nice work! It is strange...

That is dedication! Nice work!

It is strange how hard it is to find the right inner tubes. The right length stem, threaded valve as my on the road mini pump requires this, non removable core, as...
03-28-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

After some cautious dabbling in low trail, long...

After some cautious dabbling in low trail, long chainstay with the Heron, Iíve started to wade in deeper. A Miyata 610, which for a variety of reasons, has been moved back to the on deck circle for...
03-27-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

PM sent!

PM sent!
03-27-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17,034
Views: 1,817,091
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Took the plastic bike out today but scenery was...

Took the plastic bike out today but scenery was so good I figured I should share. Same route as last time I posted I believe.

Topped this climb to see a wall of pink apple blossoms. A panorama pic...
03-27-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 61,176
Views: 9,160,675
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Interesting 653 - Jim Gittins

For sale in Tidewater VA. Reynolds 653, Campy dropouts. Looks like Jim Gittins is/was a British builder

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/d/chesapeake-vintage-reynolds-653-custom/7297571367.html...
03-24-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Good luck. Those derailleurs are often sold...

Good luck. Those derailleurs are often sold without that part, because, in addition to be a little prone to breakage, they tend to fall out and disappear when not mounted to the bike.
03-24-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Hour record wasnít set on that bike. It was in...

Hour record wasnít set on that bike. It was in 1984 on this one. Wasnít beaten until Ď93 by Graham Obree.

...
03-24-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 709
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Another thing with the overseas shipping. When I...

Another thing with the overseas shipping. When I buy stuff from China, Italy, England, it gets to me within days (China sometimes a week or two). The couple of things I’ve bought from Germany sit in...
03-24-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Wow! Showroom quality, like all of yours. I...

Wow!

Showroom quality, like all of yours. I love the pantographed head tube lugs.
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I think that’s fairly priced and would take a...

I think that’s fairly priced and would take a look if it was near me.
03-21-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,949
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I don’t even know you any more. What’s next,...

I don’t even know you any more. What’s next, electronic shifting?
03-21-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Serious wrenching there. Good job!

Serious wrenching there. Good job!
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