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10-20-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 667
Posted By Drillium Dude

That's the "S" trifecta right there :) ...

That's the "S" trifecta right there :)

DD
10-20-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 667
Posted By Drillium Dude

:roflmao2: However, this will prolly be the...

:roflmao2:

However, this will prolly be the only Sparrow:

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10-20-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14,304
Views: 1,311,687
Posted By Drillium Dude

Such a wonderful ambience you captured in this...

Such a wonderful ambience you captured in this shot - really nice :)

DD
10-20-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 17,919
Views: 2,809,785
Posted By Drillium Dude

FWIW, I looked up the original price on the...

FWIW, I looked up the original price on the Bianchi L'Eroica. It was $4000+, and while that might equate in price-point when compared to a top-of-the-line $10,000 bike today, the main difference is...
10-18-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By Drillium Dude

What a fantastic job you did obuckler! Ryan's...

What a fantastic job you did obuckler! Ryan's original pics made me wonder if it would ever look good or even perform yet you've managed to turn it into what looks to be a brand-new unit. I might...
10-18-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17,919
Views: 2,809,785
Posted By Drillium Dude

I still don't understand how the value of these...

I still don't understand how the value of these bikes was/is determined. Frame is nothing special, components are nothing special, tech is old-school - and the admission price is $3500?
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10-17-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,173
Posted By Drillium Dude

Here's my hideous Super... ...

Here's my hideous Super...

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...and my garish Mexico:
...
10-17-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,173
Posted By Drillium Dude

We're just like you, riding around and having...

We're just like you, riding around and having fun. We're on bikes, too, you know - the only difference is they're better than what you're riding ;)

DD
10-15-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,292
Posted By Drillium Dude

That is some fantastic craftsmanship, and an...

That is some fantastic craftsmanship, and an imaginative way to incorporate a separate set of lowriders. Beautiful job!

DD
10-15-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 158,006
Posted By Drillium Dude

Sacha hanging out with me while I get some...

Sacha hanging out with me while I get some school-related reading done:
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10-13-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14,304
Views: 1,311,687
Posted By Drillium Dude

Finally got out for the first time this week...

Finally got out for the first time this week (besides commuting to school, that is). Beautiful day, and comfy if you bundled up and covered the knees :)
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10-11-19, 12:25 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,354
Posted By Drillium Dude

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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DD
10-10-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 39,854
Posted By Drillium Dude

You were only 2 miles from my place when you took...

You were only 2 miles from my place when you took that Kenmore Air Harbor photo. Next time you consider rolling down to my neck o' the woods give me a call and I'll roll out some miles with you :)
09-30-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Drillium Dude

In addition to refinishing this badge, I also...

In addition to refinishing this badge, I also found a couple fake rivets to add to it. I fastened the badge to the headtube with JB Weld. Worked great!
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09-29-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 483
Posted By Drillium Dude

Very nice pickup - color me green! I had a...

Very nice pickup - color me green!

I had a Tommasini Super Prestige once. Nice, but not as nice as this IMHO. The earlier Tommasinis have iconic touches that were lost with subsequent framesets:...
09-29-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,130
Posted By Drillium Dude

Were you the only one who showed up? You must...

Were you the only one who showed up? You must have been weaving all over the road getting home ;)

DD
09-28-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,970
Posted By Drillium Dude

Same reason a dog...never mind. Today I had...

Same reason a dog...never mind.

Today I had the opportunity to have a good think about this after I checked my mailbox. Way back in July I purchased a pair of vintage Specialized Turbos in 28mm. I...
09-27-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,130
Posted By Drillium Dude

How narrow? I have a 40. DD

How narrow? I have a 40.

DD
09-26-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,970
Posted By Drillium Dude

Or gifting multiple, small bicycle parts - the...

Or gifting multiple, small bicycle parts - the premise that's kept the Box o' Crap going for over six years now :)

DD
09-25-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14,304
Views: 1,311,687
Posted By Drillium Dude

^ I love seeing pics from you guys in CO....

^ I love seeing pics from you guys in CO. Everyone talks about the PNW and how they love the scenery, but you guys have got a little bit of everything. I need to make a trip out there next summer...
09-25-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By Drillium Dude

For those of you still concerned that I'll...

For those of you still concerned that I'll continue riding on these tires please see post #22 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=21) :)

DD
Replies: 54
Views: 3,076
Posted By Drillium Dude

Now I've heard everything. OP: Amazing that...

Now I've heard everything.

OP: Amazing that the guy gave up his game instead of playing dumb when you realized what he'd done. I'm assuming you didn't sell to this evolutionary detour.

DD
09-24-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By Drillium Dude

That's exactly what it sounds like! Yeah, okay,...

That's exactly what it sounds like! Yeah, okay, I'd better take them off or else suffer an explosion and possible damage to metal, cloth, and skin :)

Thanks!

DD
09-24-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By Drillium Dude

The tires are older, but they were in super shape...

The tires are older, but they were in super shape and supple when mounted. Heck, with the exception of the fibers popping, the sidewalls are in awesome shape - and the tread is wearing at a low rate,...
09-24-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By Drillium Dude

I was thinking of getting up to speed and then...

I was thinking of getting up to speed and then leaning down with an X-Acto blade and letting it slice them off while riding :)

DD
09-24-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By Drillium Dude

I've seen that happen once or twice - happened to...

I've seen that happen once or twice - happened to me, too, but in my case there was no indication of prior fraying. The bead just failed one day when I was using a nylon tire lever on it when...
09-24-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By Drillium Dude

Hmmm, this has me thinking. You know, when I...

Hmmm, this has me thinking. You know, when I first started riding on these tires (same wheelset, used on two different bikes) I would hear a funny noise and now I wonder if it is the tires flexing...
09-24-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By Drillium Dude

:roflmao2: I don't see how frame...

:roflmao2:



I don't see how frame misalignment could cause this if there's no rubbing going on. I, too, think it's a defect - and I wonder how bad it is/might become.

DD
09-24-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By Drillium Dude

Nope, nothing rubbing the tires on either side,...

Nope, nothing rubbing the tires on either side, so that's ruled out. I have never seen anything like this except for really old tires on barn finds that are obviously ready for the trashcan. Never...
09-24-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By Drillium Dude

They are Michelin Selects - don't know exactly...

They are Michelin Selects - don't know exactly when they were produced, but they were NOS and supple when I first mounted them.

DD
09-24-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By Drillium Dude

Strangeness - are my tire sidewalls defective?

I've been riding on these tires since mid-August and they've been progressively popping fibers on the sidewall between the sidewall and the tread. Strangely enough, the majority of the popping fibers...
09-23-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 17,919
Views: 2,809,785
Posted By Drillium Dude

"only 49lbs in weight" - that's gotta be a troll...

"only 49lbs in weight" - that's gotta be a troll :)

DD
09-23-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,214
Posted By Drillium Dude

That would be the Midget class. I sometimes rode...

That would be the Midget class. I sometimes rode with a single mom whose son raced fairly successfully in the class in the late 70s. Lucky SOB had a Tommasini with full Super Record!

DD
09-23-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14,304
Views: 1,311,687
Posted By Drillium Dude

I rode to my first day of classes today. In the...

I rode to my first day of classes today. In the rain, even!

Sorry, no pics.

DD
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By Drillium Dude

Sorry, the word "frame" should have read "fan"....

Sorry, the word "frame" should have read "fan". It's obviously a real Paramount frame :)

DD
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By Drillium Dude

Hell yeah, that's a survivor! Not a Paramount fan...

Hell yeah, that's a survivor! Not a Paramount fan (for my own nit-picky reasons), but damn this one looks like it's wearing all-original clothing down to the tires.

Chrome and condition will...
09-21-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,130
Posted By Drillium Dude

...and here's a few more. I love the results of...

...and here's a few more. I love the results of holding the camera at near-ground-level and hoping for the best!
...
09-21-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,130
Posted By Drillium Dude

Hey, that was fun guys - thanks to everyone who...

Hey, that was fun guys - thanks to everyone who came out and rolled out :)

I gots pictures:
...
09-21-19, 02:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,130
Posted By Drillium Dude

I am planning on coming down for the Saturday...

I am planning on coming down for the Saturday ride on the Cedar River Trail. Hopefully it's dry :)

DD
09-20-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14,304
Views: 1,311,687
Posted By Drillium Dude

About 40+ miles to Issaquah and back. Ran into...

About 40+ miles to Issaquah and back. Ran into Bob Freeman's wife Deanna and her friend Debbie purely by chance on the trail while passing through Redmond. Small world :)

This pic was taken about...
09-19-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 17,919
Views: 2,809,785
Posted By Drillium Dude

Thanks! This time it went even more nuts than the...

Thanks! This time it went even more nuts than the auction of 2008. Real life never ceases to amaze :)

DD
09-19-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2,401
Views: 180,790
Posted By Drillium Dude

I have a couple/three bikes with headsets that...

I have a couple/three bikes with headsets that are "indexed". The worst of them - until last night - was the one in my Colnago Mexico; this headset has been in the frame since 1994 and I don't...
09-19-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,515
Posted By Drillium Dude

I remember reading that article and while it gave...

I remember reading that article and while it gave me ideas, it also showed me how easy it is to go completely down the rabbit-hole...

DD
09-19-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,515
Posted By Drillium Dude

I invented OCD ;) I, too, can relate to...

I invented OCD ;)

I, too, can relate to disliking mis-matched wheels - I can't even stand mis-matched tires.

DD
09-19-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,130
Posted By Drillium Dude

You're leaving The Compound? DD

You're leaving The Compound?

DD
09-18-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14,304
Views: 1,311,687
Posted By Drillium Dude

Sunset ride out to the velodrome. It's getting...

Sunset ride out to the velodrome. It's getting chilly fast around here once the sun goes behind the hills...
...
09-18-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Drillium Dude

Nice acquisition, Patrick! What's the build plan...

Nice acquisition, Patrick! What's the build plan - retro or resto?

DD
09-18-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,130
Posted By Drillium Dude

Bet :) DD

Bet :)

DD
09-18-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,130
Posted By Drillium Dude

I have to say, some of the off-road stuff I did...

I have to say, some of the off-road stuff I did had some pretty scenery to go along with it, so I don't mind going off the beaten path and getting some gravel under my wheels from time to time. I...
09-18-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,130
Posted By Drillium Dude

Sunday (Saturday, too) is looking good...

Sunday (Saturday, too) is looking good weather-wise. Supposed to hit a high of 68 and should be dry. Fingers crossed, 'cause I'm bringing the Bianchi.

SurferRosa: wanna ride to Marymoor together?...
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