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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...comparables rarely exist for a limited...

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...comparables rarely exist for a limited production bike of this sort. Someone mentioned that it is probably about the same level as a Waterford built Paramount. But mostly everyone here is going...
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Posted By 3alarmer

...what does the era of construction have to do...

...what does the era of construction have to do with it ? Maybe you would be happier with a new bike.



...many people with a wide range of mechanical skills, and life experiences, start threads...
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07-23-21, 03:48 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...routinely falls flat after a couple of...

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...routinely falls flat after a couple of minutes. Meanwhile, he continues to focus his power as a social influencer on the ridiculous notion that everyone should wear pants.
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07-23-21, 09:19 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he is so fascinated by celebrity gossip,...

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...he is so fascinated by celebrity gossip, that he thinks the "Judgement of Paris" is about Paris Hilton's entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's most overexposed celebrity.
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07-23-21, 07:36 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...prone to numerous slanders and the...

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...prone to numerous slanders and the occasional, outright, libelous smear, he's a notorious heel.
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Posted By 3alarmer

...you're welcome. This forum has historically...

...you're welcome. This forum has historically been littered with complaints about ebay purchases of bikes. Many times it takes the form of something wrong with the frame that could have been...
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07-22-21, 10:22 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...can sing the entirety of "I am the Very...

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...can sing the entirety of "I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General" from memory. And will do so at the drop of a hat.
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...just because you've started several...

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...just because you've started several threads, and all of them speak of test rides.
This is only my personal experience based opinion, but I can't tell jack about a bike from test riding it.
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Posted By 3alarmer

...from whenever they went to the white and...

...from whenever they went to the white and black, with checkerboard graphics, color scheme in the late '60's, until the late '70's/early '80's when they came out with the shorter, tighter PX 10 LE...
07-22-21, 05:37 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...in theory, the reason it works on seat post...

...in theory, the reason it works on seat post removal is that it dissolves the aluminum post, and does not affect the steel frame tubing.
Someone is probably more expert in the chemistry of how...
07-22-21, 05:34 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if you really want to experience what your...

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...if you really want to experience what your Legnano is capable of in terms of speed and handling, it behooves you to rebuild those wheels with a more modern, hook bead rim. The rims will be...
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07-22-21, 03:48 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he's got his glad rags on, and he's gonna...

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...he's got his glad rags on, and he's gonna rock around the clock tonight. He's gonna rock, rock, rock 'til broad daylight. Leisure World, Winslow is like that.
07-22-21, 03:35 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...I've never taken one of these cartridges...

...I've never taken one of these cartridges apart, but my impression of other sealed bearing cartridges is that the bearings are sealed relatively well. So my guess is,, even if it got heated enough...
07-22-21, 03:24 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the shell that is stuck in there is steel,...

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...the shell that is stuck in there is steel, Cliff. It's not aluminum.
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Posted By 3alarmer

...a similar example of bicycles constructed in...

...a similar example of bicycles constructed in their lean years, by frame builders who later went on to become famous, and whose work is sought after, would be the Specialized frames produced by...
07-21-21, 06:54 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

^^^^cool^^^

^^^^cool^^^
07-21-21, 06:30 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have busted a couple of those Campy seat...

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...I have busted a couple of those Campy seat binder bolts, one while installing, and one in use. which is a literal PIA. I. too, just file off the tab on the Asian one. Never broke one of those....
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07-21-21, 09:52 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

From my local news, today:

Sacramento Leaders Take Action To Remove Homeless From Critical Infrastructure...
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07-20-21, 10:15 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the original inspiration for "Pancho and...

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...the original inspiration for "Pancho and Lefty", he continues to this day, living on the road in cheap hotels, keeping free and clean. Someone has to do it.
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the guy who made that frame went on to a...

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...the guy who made that frame went on to a long and relatively influential career, with most of his later focus on titanium frames.
He won't be making any more of them...
07-20-21, 09:08 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

, ...the adjustable cup, on the non drive side,...

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...the adjustable cup, on the non drive side, is RH threaded and held in place by that lock ring (which is threaded the same way) .
Once you remove the lock ring (use a lock ring plier or hook...
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07-20-21, 08:48 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...likes to tell the ladies, "I taste great,...

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...likes to tell the ladies, "I taste great, and am less filling."
07-19-21, 09:46 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I don't think I said they could not be...

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...I don't think I said they could not be duplicated, in terms of fitting. If you're willing to change out enough different components, like stem and post, and fiddle around with the height and...
07-19-21, 11:50 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I was curious about whether I was the only...

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...I was curious about whether I was the only one who had never seen one of these go bad. Apparently they have a pretty solid reputation, if reviews online are anything to be believed...
07-19-21, 11:09 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I'm looking at an Octalink cartridge right...

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...I'm looking at an Octalink cartridge right now , one of several in the 118.5 spindle length out in the parts box for spindles rescued from the bike co-op.
The design of it is such, that the...
07-19-21, 10:17 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...yes, I think you're probably right on that...

...yes, I think you're probably right on that small ring number. I just don't have many hills here, and no experience with gearing for hills, other than triples. 38 on the front and 26 on the back...
07-19-21, 10:14 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...it's harder on the taps than steel, but if you...

...it's harder on the taps than steel, but if you use the right cutting fluid, it ought to go OK. I have never done it personally, because I have only one Ti frame here.

Read this if you're...
07-19-21, 10:02 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...BTW, if the spindle length is 118 (which...

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...BTW, if the spindle length is 118 (which is easily measured), as you said, there are triples that will fit on there. And the bolt center diameter is the Shimano standard of 130 for the two...
07-19-21, 09:47 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...any corrosion or aluminum threads left in...

...any corrosion or aluminum threads left in there are easily removed with a piloted tap. I still think it's probably standard threading. If the standard threading gets badly hosed in all of this,...
07-19-21, 09:43 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...apart from the titanium/aluminum tendency...

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...apart from the titanium/aluminum tendency toward galvanic corrosion, (and I do think this is probably what is going on,) I find myself wondering why you'd presume a Lightspeed frame, made in...
07-18-21, 08:22 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...it's safe, and done all the time. Not sure...

...it's safe, and done all the time. Not sure where you envision the void ? The shims are pretty solidly machined, they slip over the top of the steerer, and the stem slips on over that. some of them...
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07-18-21, 04:21 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...thook, thook, bo book, banana fanna fo...

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...thook, thook, bo book, banana fanna fo fook; me my mo mook....thook.
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07-18-21, 04:02 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I heard that if you got vaccinated, the 5G...

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...I heard that if you got vaccinated, the 5G chip will interfere with your login. That's just what I heard.
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the fit on onw of these, versus a modern...

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...the fit on onw of these, versus a modern Trek is apples and oranges. They are designed with different riding postures in mind, and the whole slanted top tube is something that changes the...
07-18-21, 10:57 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...it's very difficult to source 1"...

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...it's very difficult to source 1" threadless stuff these days. Even in the used parts stream, not a lot of it was made, because most stuff was getting made with 1 1/8th sterrers by the time...
07-18-21, 10:44 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

^^^this^^^ Infrequently, this problem can be a...

^^^this^^^ Infrequently, this problem can be a major irritation. :mad:
07-18-21, 12:13 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.theproscloset.com/blogs/news/specializ...

https://www.theproscloset.com/blogs/news/specialized-roubaix-vs-trek-domane


...apparently these have gone through some redesigns over the various year models since they were introduced, and some...
07-17-21, 06:36 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...there is (no surprises here) a special...

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...there is (no surprises here) a special fixed cup removal tool, because they are often so painful to remove.
Try to find someone that has one of these, and pay whatever the (usually nominal)...
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...in that condition, with good paint and...

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...in that condition, with good paint and good chrome, equipped like that, $1200 is about right for a Colnago of that vintage in Northern California, around the Bay Area and in Sacramento. It's a...
07-17-21, 03:48 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I don't know anything aboiut those front...

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...I don't know anything aboiut those front end shock thingies on road bikes. But in general, more moving parts = more spots for stuff to go wrong. I was a little skeptical of them when they first...
07-16-21, 09:41 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...as stated above, those won't work for you....

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...as stated above, those won't work for you. The "ten speed" designation on those is for ten cogs in the back, not the five in the back you have on your old Peugeot.
And the spacing distance...
07-16-21, 09:32 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

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07-16-21, 11:45 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...everyone looking for salvation is not...

...everyone looking for salvation is not guaranteed to find it. Only the faithful will be saved in the end. And they already know who they are.
07-16-21, 12:08 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...put it out by the curb and hope someone else...

...put it out by the curb and hope someone else takes it.
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07-15-21, 04:19 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...buy yourself a sketchbook, and either start...

...buy yourself a sketchbook, and either start with graphite pencils and gradually progress to ink, or jump right in the deep end with some various width line points black ink pens of the sort that...
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07-15-21, 04:11 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...until you wake up one morning and find out you...

...until you wake up one morning and find out you bought a $2,000 Pentax spotting scope. :o
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Posted By 3alarmer

....I'm not good on these like Bianchigirll , who...

....I'm not good on these like Bianchigirll , who will probably come along with better information.
But with that Bianchi branded crank, the Gran Sport rear derailleur, and the overall longer...
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07-14-21, 06:51 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

.. ...he did know once, only he's sort of...

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...he did know once, only he's sort of forgotten.
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07-14-21, 06:49 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he's not lost for he knows where he is....

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...he's not lost for he knows where he is. But however, where he is may be lost.
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