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08-05-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 407
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

A steel lugged bike is a functional work of art....

A steel lugged bike is a functional work of art. It is crafted by a mechanical artist, forged with the fires of conviction, infused with the souls of courageous riders of days past, cooled with the...
08-03-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,723
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I think youíre setting yourself up for...

I think youíre setting yourself up for disappointment by new bike shopping with a $2k budget. The bikes you have in mind will be fine, they will function reliably, but if youíre really in to your...
08-03-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

After complaint about the lack of good food stops...

After complaint about the lack of good food stops on my routes I decided to do something about it today and picked a route with food. This was a tour of the south western ďsuburbsĒ of...
08-02-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Got a little more info. I emailed the seller and...

Got a little more info. I emailed the seller and he told me his brother in law bought it in San Diego in 1980 with full Record. Sellers wife took it over and raced it in the mid 80’s and she added...
08-01-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

New addition - Masi Content

This popped up in my local CL at a fair price, so I went over and snapped it up today. For some reason Masi has never really been on my list of must have Italians, but Iím pretty pumped on this one....
08-01-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Bike Recyclery in Portland. Justyn Rayne, I think...

Bike Recyclery in Portland. Justyn Rayne, I think hangs around here, definitely on Paceline. I sold a batch of Campy cranks to her last year at a fair price.
07-31-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Thatís a tough stretch for you there Jeff. Along...

Thatís a tough stretch for you there Jeff. Along those lines - idle thoughts Iíve been having recently. A forum member recently gifted me a huge supply of spokes and there were some Hoshi bladed...
07-25-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

My birthday is coming up, but Iíll be working so...

My birthday is coming up, but Iíll be working so decided to get the birthday miles in today. Set out on what I thought would be 50-55 miles (looking for 53} and it turned out to be a hard 66 miles. I...
07-21-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Been a while since I've posted. I've been riding,...

Been a while since I've posted. I've been riding, but not as much as normal. Took the Carrera out today and as the sun climbed in the sky realized that it's not morning haze but smoke, presumably...
07-15-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Many of us know there isnít any other use for...

Many of us know there isnít any other use for that stuff in Lerner shop.
06-23-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,555
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Well, you crib off of Mr Madison, opens doors for...

Well, you crib off of Mr Madison, opens doors for ya.

That pic was in 2009. That little boy is 6í5Ē 200 lbs now.
06-23-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

mruneedahelmet maybe one of the more interesting...

mruneedahelmet maybe one of the more interesting backdrops for a pic in this thread.

Took advantage of a gorgeous 75 degree, low humidity day to get 30 miles of mostly gravel roads on the Velo...
06-23-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Assuming steel frame, I’d just squeeze the 135...

Assuming steel frame, I’d just squeeze the 135 hub in there. I’ve used 130 mm spaced rear hubs on 126 mm rear spaced frames without cold setting, although a few people frown upon this. I’ve been...
06-17-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Fan-dang-tastic weather today with low 70's and...

Fan-dang-tastic weather today with low 70's and clear blue skies. Took the Supercorsa on one of my regular routes through southern Albemarle County.

gaucho777 - your pic of the sweeping view of...
06-16-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,555
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

OK, my turn. Itís hard to express how excited I...

OK, my turn. Itís hard to express how excited I was to get together with friends and re-approximate bike life from the Before Times. I came up with the idea (as most of these ride ideas do) in the...
05-29-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Turned blustery with damp weather, temps mid 50's...

Turned blustery with damp weather, temps mid 50's and a stiff northerly breeze today. I ain't complainin' though as this is way better than hot/humid. I dug the arm and knee warmers out of summer...
05-29-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 63,136
Views: 9,639,637
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Itís more like the love child of my Gap and...

Itís more like the love child of my Gap and Paletti
...
05-29-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 63,136
Views: 9,639,637
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

56 cm Basso Gap $475

Tidewater VA with Shimano 600 and nice wheels.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/d/chesapeake-1980s-basso-gap-italian-road/7328625890.html

...
05-20-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,892
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Well sad to see that but all good things come to...

Well sad to see that but all good things come to an end. Ken and I are both originally from NC so we had some good chat about olí North Cackalacky. Sounds like heís leaving for good reasons so Iím...
05-20-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I thought so too - lots to learn off that board! ...

I thought so too - lots to learn off that board!

Today I did a tough 38 miler, 4000 ft climbing, riding from the community center in Greenwood, Virginia and working my way up to the Blue Ridge...
05-16-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I looked a few times to make sure and I think...

I looked a few times to make sure and I think he's really riding when he so casually unwraps the jersey and puts it on. A modern commercial, the rider would be on a trainer on a trailer or in front...
05-15-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Sweet EM there Doc. Is that a Pro? I have one...

Sweet EM there Doc. Is that a Pro? I have one waiting to be built that is same color but less chrome, an Ď81 I believe.

Work has been interfering with my riding big time, but I got out for another...
05-12-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

No pics today. Rode my bike to the grocery store;...

No pics today. Rode my bike to the grocery store; went past a long line of cars waiting to pick their kids up from school (the school my kid used to walk to) and rode past gas stations with long...
05-11-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

19 miles around town on the VO Rando with new bar...

19 miles around town on the VO Rando with new bar tape. Tape is brighter than it looked on the inter web pic, but Iím sure it will dull down with use. Oh didnít realize my bars were rotated up so...
05-09-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I would definitely eat more chicken if I was...

I would definitely eat more chicken if I was confident the state police knew what it had been up to.
05-07-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Me too! Very well executed and the top tube slope...

Me too! Very well executed and the top tube slope isnít overdone. As always, thanks for the pics Brent.
05-06-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

The group and wheels have found a new home....

The group and wheels have found a new home. Thanks BF!
05-04-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Cheddar Gorge! Lovely, but I’m feeling a bit...

Cheddar Gorge! Lovely, but I’m feeling a bit peckish!


https://youtu.be/8RmT094XH9g
05-02-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Took my new to me, and looks like new, VO...

Took my new to me, and looks like new, VO Randonneur on a shakedown cruise on the gravel roads around Free Union, Va today. This time of year is when they reload the gravel after the winter, so lots...
05-01-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,713
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

This is a great thread - agree Rocket-Sauce but...

This is a great thread - agree Rocket-Sauce but that’s OK with me. Lots of good art and good pics.

I LOL’ed at the guy in the lawn chair.
05-01-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

No, only 3 day old body fluid soaked bike shorts....

No, only 3 day old body fluid soaked bike shorts. It did OK.
04-28-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Had some time today to fix this one myself. I...

Had some time today to fix this one myself. I went to the craft store, ideally to find some plastic sheeting, but couldnít find any so got some foldable poster board to try. Reinforced the right...
04-27-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Non-fixie, you win today! What a festive ride and...

Non-fixie, you win today! What a festive ride and lunch! I had a banana, trail mix, and potato chips with a lemon San Pellegrino for my mid ride lunch today. I rode 65 miles on the Heron today...
04-23-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,713
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I wasnít pleased with my first effort, so hereís...

I wasnít pleased with my first effort, so hereís another.

...
04-22-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,713
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Most of my riding is out in the country, but I...

Most of my riding is out in the country, but I found this one. Beta Bridge at UVA.

...
04-21-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Special thanks to our Dutch friends, I love...

Special thanks to our Dutch friends, I love seeing pics from across the pond!

Today I explored new roads a little distant from my home. I drove to Orange, VA and rode north to just outside...
04-18-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
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...
04-13-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
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, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
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, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
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, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
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: 1,010
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...
04-04-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
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...
04-02-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,175
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: 1,035
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, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,175
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, 07:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,273
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: 1,273
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, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
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, 09:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,537
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...
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