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07-25-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I can only guess that that the Dept store bikes...

I can only guess that that the Dept store bikes cannot be found anywhere now so people will pay top dollar for used stuff that they now can’t find in stores at the same price.

Anyway, well done OP!
07-25-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17,556
Views: 1,920,832
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...
07-25-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I’ve been thinking about it too!

I’ve been thinking about it too!
07-21-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 976
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

There are non keyed binder bolts out there, I...

There are non keyed binder bolts out there, I can’t recall the name though. You can always file the key off a Sugino. I have one bike that I ended up using some form a bolt with what I’m pretty sure...
07-21-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17,556
Views: 1,920,832
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: 389
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.
06-27-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,708
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

That might be the earliest use of vertical...

That might be the earliest use of vertical dropouts I’ve seen in a road bike.
06-26-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,853
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

“This crankset is 30g lighter” ”You’ll have...

“This crankset is 30g lighter”

”You’ll have to replace the chain and cassette in a couple thousand miles but you’ll save 30g weight”
06-23-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,526
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: 17,556
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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, 01:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,526
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Say what you want about Mr Madison, he doesnít...

Say what you want about Mr Madison, he doesnít seem to mind people reading over his shoulder. Thatís my oldest son who just finished junior year of college.
...
06-23-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
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...
06-22-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

For a little perspective, a couple years ago I...

For a little perspective, a couple years ago I cold set a decent quality Ross frame (Ishiwata tubing?) for my wife’s use as a city bike, by laying on the floor and levering with a shovel handle....
06-18-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

A few years back I bought one for a Campy 10...

A few years back I bought one for a Campy 10 speed crank. I don’t recall the exact problem but I wasn’t happy with it and I emailed the company. They told me to take it to a bike shop to have it...
06-17-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Jagwire is what I use ...

Jagwire is what I use

https://www.ebay.com/itm/131373167353?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

I recently got a used Campy 10 speed group and the shift cables were...
06-17-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17,556
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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...
06-17-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 689
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Nice group! The sticky internals happened every...

Nice group! The sticky internals happened every once in a while during my Dura Ace Ultegra 9 days and las noted, squirt of WD40 always fixed it.

I have an intact Flight Deck computer or two laying...
06-16-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,526
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Canít remember if I sent you pics of the finished...

Canít remember if I sent you pics of the finished bike, but I love it. Really fun bike to ride and glides on the gravel! Gugie crafted me a decaleur for my GB25 bag and Iím waiting on a new front...
06-16-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Depending on timing, I would consider as I have...

Depending on timing, I would consider as I have in laws in Lake Bluff. I’d suggest picking a route that is safest for social riding, and usually flat dirt and gravel fits for that. Other than museum...
06-16-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 440
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Gorgeous Raleigh OP! My girl dabbles. She...

Gorgeous Raleigh OP!

My girl dabbles. She has a Tommasini Tecno Extra with Record/Daytona 9. She also had a Specialized Tarmac but preferred the Tommy (and who could blame her?) so I sold it out...
06-16-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,526
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Funny thing Doc, I put the pedal on the work...

Funny thing Doc, I put the pedal on the work stand, not quite sure how to overhaul this thing. I try to tap out what I assume are cartridge bearings and notice that the play is gone and still spins...
06-16-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,526
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...
06-14-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Beautiful bike at a great price! Looks like the...

Beautiful bike at a great price! Looks like the Freuler geometry with the extended seat tube.
06-12-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Ouch, then I take back my previous comment. I'd...

Ouch, then I take back my previous comment. I'd look for hand crimped chain stays too.
06-11-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Wel I suppose worse things have been done to...

Wel I suppose worse things have been done to bikes before. I’m curious if the rear wheel will actually turn. I can squeeze a 29 mm slick on my CiŲcc but it’s tight.
06-03-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,960
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Forkís bent. But probably the least of the...

Forkís bent.

But probably the least of the problems on that one. Iím gonna guess painting from a photograph without an actual bicycle present for reference.

Edit: oh, Non-Fixie I now realize....
05-31-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17,556
Views: 1,920,832
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Drillium Dude Thats cool Jeff! Coincidence as I...

Drillium Dude Thats cool Jeff! Coincidence as I just learned that myself. Looking through the NPS website I got the idea you just have to show a veterans ID card and didn’t realize they had a...
05-29-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,574
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Ouch, for sure karma had to come back and bite...

Ouch, for sure karma had to come back and bite that bike shop guy in that butt for taking advantage of you in that situation.

My first Mtb was a GT Tequesta with which I had many adventures in...
05-29-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 62,924
Views: 9,588,146
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Agreed. Has same features but different decals...

Agreed. Has same features but different decals than my Ď83 Specialissima. Probably well overpriced with those parts and the jammed to the hilt seat post always makes me nervous, but worth a look for...
05-29-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17,556
Views: 1,920,832
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
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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: 62,924
Views: 9,588,146
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

...
05-28-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 680
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

My ‘82 has a chromed fork. I’m 90% sure the frame...

My ‘82 has a chromed fork. I’m 90% sure the frame has been repainted.

As far as painting a chromed fork, sometimes the chrome gets pretty pitted and ugly. I have a high tolerance for beat up...
05-28-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 17,556
Views: 1,920,832
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

[/QUOTE=abshipp;22078688]Thanks :) ​​​​I'm...

[/QUOTE=abshipp;22078688]Thanks :)

​​​​I'm certainly loving it so far.[/QUOTE]

Ive always wanted to check out the Greenville area. I moved to the Blue Ridge from Memphis and it took me a couple...
05-26-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Owie! I have had those days. I peeled a bike...

Owie!

I have had those days. I peeled a bike off my roof rack once using the entrance to a Boston parking garage.
05-22-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17,556
Views: 1,920,832
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Short ride on the Tommy around UVA Grounds for...

Short ride on the Tommy around UVA Grounds for graduation day.

...
05-22-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 62,924
Views: 9,588,146
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

seypat rccardr if youíre looking for a project,...

seypat rccardr if youíre looking for a project, pick this up while youíre in town for Thunder Ridge.
05-20-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,803
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: 17,556
Views: 1,920,832
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...
05-18-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Well, in the Navy (and maybe Marines too) the...

Well, in the Navy (and maybe Marines too) the shipís captain or commanding officer is traditionally called the ďold manĒ , I guess these days also, maybe the ďold ladyĒ. Anyway I call my wife the old...
05-17-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

No, unfortunately working night shifts all...

No, unfortunately working night shifts all weekend. My work schedule was already made before it became clear this was happening. Iíll miss getting together with you guys.
05-17-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Appreciate the report. Iíll put it on the...

Appreciate the report. Iíll put it on the shopping list for next year. Looks like a good place to do a long family weekend.
05-16-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
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...
05-16-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 786
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Mostly an echo of the others. Check everything...

Mostly an echo of the others. Check everything else but if the bike handles fine I would not start torquing on the frame and would remedy by possibly some rear dropout realignment (either via tool or...
05-16-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17,556
Views: 1,920,832
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Give my best to Rob and stay cool. Looks like 90+...

Give my best to Rob and stay cool. Looks like 90+ this weekend.
05-15-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17,556
Views: 1,920,832
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, 04:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,700
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Iíve recall seeing those long, thinned pointed...

Iíve recall seeing those long, thinned pointed lugs on a Merz before.
05-12-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17,556
Views: 1,920,832
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: 17,556
Views: 1,920,832
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: 17,556
Views: 1,920,832
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.
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