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Posted By repechage

I have a top end Coppi by Fiorelli, in silver....

I have a top end Coppi by Fiorelli, in silver. Very nice underappreciated bike. Terrific fork crown.
07-24-21, 12:39 PM
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Views: 75
Posted By repechage

Confente on his personal bike used 24mm round...

Confente on his personal bike used 24mm round blades.
Beef, its what's for dinner.
07-22-21, 10:03 PM
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Posted By repechage

the rare seat bolts are branded Confente

the rare seat bolts are branded Confente
07-22-21, 10:02 PM
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Posted By repechage

Big dollars but nice

Big dollars but nice
07-22-21, 11:02 AM
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Posted By repechage

bearing spalling, un-redeemable slop.

bearing spalling, un-redeemable slop.
07-21-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 419
Posted By repechage

Probably Biopace rings- they work but glide you...

Probably Biopace rings- they work but glide you to a slower cadence. I have them on my OLD mtb. but the outer ring is round.

with the shift cable pulling through... something is wrong.
get the...
07-20-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By repechage

42cm model 66 bars were Always a three roll...

42cm model 66 bars were Always a three roll affair.
now firms like Masi bought the 50m roll
Newbaums does make a big spool... not cheap will last and infrequent monitoring of the tail end.
07-20-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By repechage

THAT is old packaging but a terrific hue of...

THAT is old packaging but a terrific hue of yellow-digital color is iffy but pretty true hue.

I have had this problem- my solution is a 3M ATG “gun” dispenser- with 924 transfer tape- after...
07-20-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By repechage

there has been an evolution from 40 years ago. It...

there has been an evolution from 40 years ago. It was never a stable product, sometimes the adhesive stuck to the top surface of the tape leaving it tacky, this was in the 80's.

Way back there was...
07-20-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 351
Posted By repechage

The small amount of the top surface of the saddle...

The small amount of the top surface of the saddle visible on the side indicates to me the party may be over- Time to send it off to RHM for a new top and a rework of the nose mechanics.

That nose...
07-20-21, 12:53 PM
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Posted By repechage

Big 151 BCD cookies on that Frejus.

Big 151 BCD cookies on that Frejus.
07-19-21, 10:48 PM
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Posted By repechage

I realize that a number of brands I have made...

I realize that a number of brands I have made only one road model. That was it. I guess one could add Super Record.
in a few, Super Record headset and Superleggeri pedals.
07-19-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 351
Posted By repechage

Minor chance that the adjuster bolt actually has...

Minor chance that the adjuster bolt actually has an Allen head.

different make but I had a Brooks pro select that had that. Never seen since. I sold it off to an appreciative owner, it was Thick...
07-19-21, 04:26 PM
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Views: 251
Posted By repechage

A "basic" Regina in a 12-26, not likely. Regina...

A "basic" Regina in a 12-26, not likely.
Regina for a long time the smallest cog was a 13.

Later there were some 12's but the later body. And those were scarce.
07-19-21, 06:42 AM
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Posted By repechage

Dunlop special lightweight steel rims terrific...

Dunlop special lightweight steel rims
terrific for a pre hook bead rim
07-17-21, 08:23 PM
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Views: 562
Posted By repechage

I think like the ClassicRendezvous group... you...

I think like the ClassicRendezvous group...
you need the secret code
07-17-21, 08:02 PM
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Views: 700
Posted By repechage

I have the book with the original title. How my...

I have the book with the original title.
How my Mom got me interested in reading.
totally messed me up for “see Spot run” in first grade. As a 5 year old reading about a carousel that the rider got...
07-17-21, 10:30 AM
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Posted By repechage

I recall assembling those in the later 70's, mere...

I recall assembling those in the later 70's, mere shadows of what they once were.
Took a lot of effort to get them to run correctly, starting with removing the wheels and tires and truing the...
07-17-21, 10:25 AM
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Views: 205
Posted By repechage

Merckx and Sercu periodically did Madison races...

Merckx and Sercu periodically did Madison races in Germany as a team. I won't call them "6's" as they were not the 6 day continuous races of old.
07-16-21, 09:52 PM
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Posted By repechage

I did not vote as it really is a tough question. ...

I did not vote as it really is a tough question.

the most units- Italian
then French
followed by Transplated Italian
possible favorite?
Italian expat constructed in the USA.
07-16-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,133
Posted By repechage

exchanged rims or wheels, Suntour derailleurs,...

exchanged rims or wheels, Suntour derailleurs, (plastic avoidance) new chain and looks like a freewheel too, Mafac half hoods abandoned, (reasonable as replacements are too expensive now), new pads,...
07-16-21, 08:38 AM
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Views: 1,133
Posted By repechage

make the rear shift cable the front. Buy one...

make the rear shift cable the front. Buy one cable that way, same with the brakes...
But, those levers are I do not think to be trusted and even way back flexed an uncomfortable amount.
New front...
07-15-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 354
Posted By repechage

Thinking more, I like the freehub solution for a...

Thinking more, I like the freehub solution for a different reason, avoiding a bent axle.
07-15-21, 10:17 PM
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Posted By repechage

the style of the bottle mount reinforcements...

the style of the bottle mount reinforcements caught my eye. Normally I recall this stuff, pretty uncommon for the Italians as a group to go that way. I will call them original, it was on another...
07-15-21, 10:12 PM
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Views: 1,133
Posted By repechage

Seriously, really depends as with ANY bike will...

Seriously, really depends as with ANY bike will the result fit your needs? Have you assessed basically what needs to be done?

on a French bike-
things that might crop up-
Pivo “death” stem...
07-15-21, 10:04 PM
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Views: 562
Posted By repechage

Google and Apple are not “friends” ya know.

Google and Apple are not “friends” ya know.
07-15-21, 09:53 PM
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Posted By repechage

Find correct part or file / dremel this one...

Find correct part
or
file / dremel this one to fit

French Steerers were often filed the way of your Motobecane. Note they are 25.0 -not 25.4mm, depending on the tolerances you may have to remove...
07-15-21, 09:49 PM
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Views: 1,133
Posted By repechage

What do you want from life? By The Tubes. 1970’s

What do you want from life?
By The Tubes. 1970’s
07-15-21, 04:11 PM
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Views: 354
Posted By repechage

if you ride "light", get your weight off the...

if you ride "light", get your weight off the saddle when the washboard gets going or you see a pothole, thrasition to tarmac to dirt or the other way around, should be OK unless the rims are well...
07-15-21, 10:20 AM
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Views: 386
Posted By repechage

What? they had smell-o-vision with the John...

What? they had smell-o-vision with the John Waters movie?
07-15-21, 07:06 AM
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Posted By repechage

that bike is interesting. There was a fellow out...

that bike is interesting. There was a fellow out of Hawaii selling on LA Craigslist a Cinelli that looked original paint but had waterbottle and shifter bosses like this bike. The waterbottle points...
07-15-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By repechage

the equipment and design expectation for the...

the equipment and design expectation for the electro forged bikes had momentum.

consumer tastes were changing rapidly in the entry level adult bike sector.
the perceived or real weight penalty...
07-15-21, 06:47 AM
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Views: 493
Posted By repechage

interesting book. Worth a read, price has...

interesting book. Worth a read, price has certainly escalated since I bought mine- $21?
07-15-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By repechage

If you must, get a small disc of sandpaper 80...

If you must, get a small disc of sandpaper 80 grit about right and stick it to the back side of the compression washer- punch a hole and assemble- that should add to the friction.

that written-...
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Views: 600
Posted By repechage

that I would be really surprised if it is a 23.5"...

that I would be really surprised if it is a 23.5" as Raleigh measured way back to the top.
If you ride a 22.5", too big, I have one and the head tube is considerably shorter.
I think the asking is...
07-14-21, 10:00 AM
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Views: 467
Posted By repechage

that would get them dirty.

that would get them dirty.
07-13-21, 04:05 PM
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Views: 506
Posted By repechage

Too many variables. A better Chance that...

Too many variables. A better Chance that investment cast lugs will result in no voids, but even investment cast lugs are tweaked from time to time.
Then what?
builder skill.
07-13-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,920
Posted By repechage

They have the tour de france we have the tour...

They have the tour de france
we have the tour of north america

payback by USPS for the Lance thing
07-12-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Posted By repechage

Porsche is making 3D printed pistons now for a...

Porsche is making 3D printed pistons now for a production model. I think 3D printing could create a part with less stress risers.
now, having written that, who wants to take on the liability?
07-12-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,395
Posted By repechage

I just want a pair of the quilted back pista...

I just want a pair of the quilted back pista shorts again. terrific fit, good chamois. Pocket for a jamming tool, but those are all hand slings now. Nostalgia.
07-12-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,395
Posted By repechage

Fun office. Needs one of those Columbus tube...

Fun office. Needs one of those Columbus tube frame exec office desks. Did not Cino have one?
I see no problem with the baton exchange.
Almost 40 years since 1983, if that is how one wants to count....
07-12-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By repechage

The cool trike was the Mattel X-15 Varoom Cycle...

The cool trike was the Mattel X-15 Varoom Cycle recumbent rear wheel steering delta tricycle with seat belt
07-12-21, 02:59 PM
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Posted By repechage

So close to Bastille Day and few French bikes.

So close to Bastille Day and few French bikes.
07-12-21, 09:48 AM
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Views: 506
Posted By repechage

SL tubed bikes with the early stamped front...

SL tubed bikes with the early stamped front derailleur braze on mount, flexed a bunch. As a mechanic, I did not like it.
Soon enough, SLX assisted it taming the distortion.
And then the mounts...
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Views: 491
Posted By repechage

Early Ritchey graphics were.... meh. Took a...

Early Ritchey graphics were.... meh.
Took a while for the TR herald to show. Well enough designed to be enduring.
07-12-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,395
Posted By repechage

Yeah, you already have your Cinelli bikes. Little...

Yeah, you already have your Cinelli bikes. Little money from you, unless they do some amazing reissue wool kit.
How about this for a press release-

"I have guided the brand since 1983, I was...
07-11-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,037
Posted By repechage

I sent an email to the Merckx bicycle firm on...

I sent an email to the Merckx bicycle firm on 6/23, they stated they would reply in 4-5 business days.
nope.
I guess that sums it up.
that is history.
accuracy is of no import
07-11-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Posted By repechage

Pricey little parts they are now.

Pricey little parts they are now.
07-11-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Posted By repechage

Make sure the bar is fresh at the clamp area ...

Make sure the bar is fresh at the clamp area
that broken part looks pretty gnarly.
I would make sure high compression grease was on that wedge interface.

there were all kinds of arguments way...
07-11-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 716
Posted By repechage

not all steel frames are equal and neither are...

not all steel frames are equal and neither are carbon fibre frames either.
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