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03-07-24, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,521
Posted By robertj298

Legnano part2

Here are more photos of this bike. I don't think it was ridden much but has sat inside...
01-13-24, 01:53 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,381
Posted By Markeologist

Wholeheartedly agree…even the last event in Paso...

Wholeheartedly agree…even the last event in Paso was a letdown as with the move out of town square to the fairgrounds all those additional attractions like the movie theatre showing bike movies, the...
01-01-24, 01:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,857
Posted By bibliobob

Looks reasonably similar to mine. They might be...

Looks reasonably similar to mine. They might be reproductions, but they would be early and pay of the history.
​​​​​​ Err on the side of leaving it alone if you don't plan on keeping it for the...
12-31-23, 08:13 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,878
Posted By Alan K

As already suggested to the OP by several members...

As already suggested to the OP by several members here, the realistic option for him is to get a new or lightly used frame with a good fit for his wife. Depending on the available budget, the best...
12-31-23, 06:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,857
Posted By Chain smoker

don’t paint it or do anything if it doesn’t fit...

don’t paint it or do anything if it doesn’t fit and you are going to pass it on. Don’t create a headache for the new owner. Let them decide what to do without having to undo what you did.
12-31-23, 05:44 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,878
Posted By Doug Fattic

What I was attempting to explain is that when a...

What I was attempting to explain is that when a cyclist transitions from a road racing style of bike whose position has a deep drop to a more recreational style of bike (as their fitness and...
12-31-23, 05:06 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,698
Posted By cheffyjay

This guy's cable routing is ahead of its time. ...

This guy's cable routing is ahead of its time. looks like a milled out head tube and some pretty extreme drillium.

...
12-31-23, 05:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,482
Posted By Kabuki12

Yes , I have gotten some very good deals by just...

Yes , I have gotten some very good deals by just watching certain items that are poorly presented or , for whatever reason, don’t get any action. I bid on a Brooks Team Professional saddle that came...
12-30-23, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By madpogue

They would all fit the rim. Which width would be...

They would all fit the rim. Which width would be the best fit depends on the bike in question, and how much room the fork and stays afford.
12-30-23, 04:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,437
Posted By Portlandjim

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1800x1066/bd9t2351_f0788a27c7a89f74f11eadd5a94338b4b190a6cf.jpg...
12-29-23, 04:16 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,698
Posted By bulgie

Not acceptable with a low-profile (narrow) canti,...

Not acceptable with a low-profile (narrow) canti, but fine with Mafac or other wide cantis. Mafac isn't all that sensitive to straddle length, although the effect gets more pronounced when the...
12-28-23, 02:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,696
Posted By Doug Fattic

It is true that I slapped an early Dura Ace...

It is true that I slapped an early Dura Ace headset on the frame just to keep the fork and frame intact. I'm not where I can measure the DA lower stack height now My Masi came as a complete Campy...
12-23-23, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By bulgie

Yes but is also hangs onto the chain while the...

Yes but is also hangs onto the chain while the wheel is out, holds it up a bit so you don't get chain grime so far up on the stay. Simlar to a Columbine Quikchainger...
12-23-23, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By '02 nrs

cable guide double duty/

maybe to prevent chain slap.
12-23-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By bikingshearer

One last thing: On any Universal brake, do not...

One last thing: On any Universal brake, do not under any circumstances try to toe in the pads by bending the caliper arms. For whatever reason, Universals are much more prone to snap off if you do...
12-23-23, 10:10 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,698
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

About crank dust caps, there’s the Eddy factor(...

About crank dust caps, there’s the Eddy factor( if Eddy does it, so will I) that another poster mentioned, but there was an almost tribal thing about not having dust caps. There were little things...
12-22-23, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,390
Posted By Kabuki12

I dunno , to each their own I guess. I kind of...

I dunno , to each their own I guess. I kind of like the way the threaded tool works . I have other tools for other FW's and , yes , using the skewer nut works . I just like the way this tool works...
12-22-23, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By mpetry912

I'm in favor of the seatpost clamp theory here,...

I'm in favor of the seatpost clamp theory here, either the clamp was over tightened or the clamping area was very small, possibly a burr on the edge of the clamp caused a stress riser on the rails.
...
12-18-23, 06:56 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 55,915
Posted By cegerer

This is a photo of my P-13 taken in the late...

This is a photo of my P-13 taken in the late 1970s. I bought the bike new in 1975. It was originally silver. I had it painted red by Assenmacher Cycles in Michigan a few years later and this was...
12-18-23, 05:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,969
Posted By DanseMacabre

Ehm, maybe? For people not familiar with the...

Ehm, maybe?
For people not familiar with the story, Alfredo and Aldo were brothers. Alfredo (and now his son) is the one from gios.it and has frames built in Asia. It's a very commercial company....
12-17-23, 08:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,613
Posted By bikingshearer

You do, too.

You do, too.
12-17-23, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By jonwvara

Given how much we are prepared to spend on bikes,...

Given how much we are prepared to spend on bikes, I would absolutely take that frame to a machine shop and have them cut the appropriate chamfer, as opposed to having at it by eye with a file. There...
12-17-23, 06:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,969
Posted By BTinNYC

The shifters look a lot like the (still...

The shifters look a lot like the (still available) Sora 8 speed, which would match the Sora 400 brake levers.
Replies: 45
Views: 2,635
Posted By AdventureManCO

I’m literally in Estes Park right now! :thumb: ...

I’m literally in Estes Park right now! :thumb:

The CO market is tough, especially right now. There is a guy trying to sell a very nice Bianchi Specialissima / Superleggera and I think it was...
12-15-23, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By SpeedofLite

Merckx in America

Yes it is.
"All About Cranks" spanned 3 different months of Bicycling, but only a single page of a multi-page table was in the December 1978 issue.
I included a link to the entire article in Post...
12-15-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8,825
Views: 1,143,741
Posted By eom

Going to be a Hozan Christmas for my son. ...

Going to be a Hozan Christmas for my son.
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12-15-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,010
Posted By Bad Lag

Is this as simple as the asymmetric spindle is...

Is this as simple as the asymmetric spindle is installed backwards?
12-13-23, 05:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,108
Posted By Piff

It's up to subjectivity, but I think 110mm and...

It's up to subjectivity, but I think 110mm and greater is a pretty good cutoff point. I used to use a Nitto 132 rando bar and those have 120mm ramps, just like the Merckx bar I started with.


...
12-11-23, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By gearbasher

I'm gonna say they're a Record or Chorus rear hub...

I'm gonna say they're a Record or Chorus rear hub and possibly a Record Ti front hub both missing the oil port cover clips and front hub missing the dust caps.
...
12-11-23, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By iab

Frejus moved production from Torino to Milano in...

Frejus moved production from Torino to Milano in about 1951. So having Torino in the artwork is also wrong.

My guess is the person who did the artwork in Torino didn't give a ****. Their...
12-11-23, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By John E

1977 is almost definitely French-threaded I...

1977 is almost definitely French-threaded

I was surprised that my 1980 PKN-10 was Swiss-threaded.
12-10-23, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8,825
Views: 1,143,741
Posted By botty kayer

A Sella Italia tri-matic 2 Eddy Merckx...

A Sella Italia tri-matic 2 Eddy Merckx saddle.....
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.....for my Domo Farm...
12-10-23, 01:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,295
Posted By Kilroy1988

They're bicycle rims, not smartphones.

They're bicycle rims, not smartphones.
12-09-23, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By bulgie

https://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Articles/Bike_Tech/...

https://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Articles/Bike_Tech/

I am not the copyright owner and I do not have permission to post these. Feel free to download them all and save them to your hard drive, in case...
12-09-23, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,309
Posted By SurferRosa

:wtf: It's not anodized. And don't ya have to...

:wtf: It's not anodized. And don't ya have to polish it anyway?
12-09-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,269
Posted By Kontact

One thing to keep in mind is that typical Italian...

One thing to keep in mind is that typical Italian frames are measured ctc, while most American companies size ctt. So what an Italian would call a 57 we would call a 58. But that's just height. On US...
12-09-23, 09:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,942
Posted By Piff

Not to derail, but I thought souplesse was the...

Not to derail, but I thought souplesse was the smoothness and fluidity of ones pedal stroke.
12-09-23, 06:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,970
Posted By Pompiere

I want to finally get started on painting this...

I want to finally get started on painting this one. I've had it since February and I thought I would get to it during the summer, but life events took priority. At least I got to ride it enough to...
12-08-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,397
Posted By tiger1964

Currently ultrasonic cleaning the various small...

Currently ultrasonic cleaning the various small parts.



Thanks, I'll be careful. Might have to file a slot a bit. Regardless, there was something in terms of a rear brake on the bike when new....
12-06-23, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By juvela

----- your text does not mention if the...

-----

your text does not mention if the bottom bracket cups you received are Record (R) serie or Nuovo Record (NR) serie

Record cups have thinner walls so that the spindles compatible with them...
12-03-23, 04:04 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 14,769
Posted By merziac

Looks like you hit the "D" on the head, Damnit...

Looks like you hit the "D" on the head, Damnit Jim! :mad:

I always miss something, "shiney new toy" syndrome or whatever and try to build it into my nonsense but........

Looks like those...
12-02-23, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7,946
Views: 968,396
Posted By SJX426

A project I am embarking on is to replace these...

A project I am embarking on is to replace these calipers I picked up in a Campagnolo grab bag back in 2016 that are on the Bianchi.
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12-01-23, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8,825
Views: 1,143,741
Posted By non-fixie

The wheelset was €55, the shipping (from France)...

The wheelset was €55, the shipping (from France) a fiver. For €60 I will not be complaining about the fact that the bearings are not properly greased and adjusted. And since I'll be taking those...
12-01-23, 09:02 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 71,641
Posted By steelbikeguy

705 miles for November. 8818 miles so far for...

705 miles for November.
8818 miles so far for 2023. Breaking 9k for the year seems likely.

I really should be tracking donuts and baked goods eaten while riding.
November closed out with a stop...
11-30-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,689
Posted By davester

From about 1967 to 1970 (age 13 to 16) I had a...

From about 1967 to 1970 (age 13 to 16) I had a paper route with the Marin County Independent Journal. I started it on my 3-speed Huffy (tough because it was a hilly route) but saved up my earnings to...
11-30-23, 10:26 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,689
Posted By SoCaled

I had a paper route in 4th-6th grade. Rode my 700...

I had a paper route in 4th-6th grade. Rode my 700 pound Ross BMX, through rain, sleet and snow. Got real good at throwing the papers from street to porch (after mastering the art of the tightly...
11-28-23, 06:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,911
Posted By mpetry912

I do not understand the fascination with the...

I do not understand the fascination with the Conti GP 4000/5000 tires.

they have a terrible ride.

try the Vittoria Corsa - really like them. Zero flats and easy to mount.

remember you...
11-28-23, 06:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,777
Posted By Portlandjim

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1005x1337/1977_05_05_jc113_jc118_19ef569f3f3e7021309b735279eab3ac7f7af68f.jpg
A quick look at my Merz build sheets shows May 1977 as the first...
11-27-23, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 763
Posted By Kabuki12

I am rarely in a hurry. I started a build over a...

I am rarely in a hurry. I started a build over a year ago and have about 90% of the stuff I need to finish the bike . I will finish it soon but not in a hurry, I have others that I can ride. I just...
11-27-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,778
Posted By gugie

I can see this devolving into a brass vs bronze...

I can see this devolving into a brass vs bronze brazing argument.
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