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06-26-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,054
Posted By jamesdak

Having sold off a fair amount of bikes locally...

Having sold off a fair amount of bikes locally the past couple of years I'm not seeing a lot of value in the old bikes anymore. Even with an itemized breakdown of all the part upgrade, miles since...
06-26-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,477
Posted By jamesdak

No Paletti mentioned?? :foo: ...

No Paletti mentioned?? :foo:

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06-24-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 69,632
Views: 11,309,228
Posted By jamesdak

?? Did you mean Suntour? If this was a...

?? Did you mean Suntour?

If this was a 55/56 I'd be looking for a facilitator to get my hands on it. My first thought when I saw it earlier was to get it and set it up with Cyclone parts. ;)
06-22-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By jamesdak

Ok....being a Bimmer guy I just have to admit I...

Ok....being a Bimmer guy I just have to admit I had a hard time seeing the bikes for the posters.

Man I miss my E46 ZHP!
06-22-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By jamesdak

My 1985 Fuji Opus III did. ...

My 1985 Fuji Opus III did.


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06-22-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By jamesdak

I'm certainly no expert on these but I picked up...

I'm certainly no expert on these but I picked up a rough one locally out of curiosity. Fixed 'er up a bit and then just realized how fast it was. It's also very comfortable on the rough chip seal...
06-22-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 567
Posted By jamesdak

This may help, website for the collectives here...

This may help, website for the collectives here in Utah.

https://bicyclecollective.org/
06-20-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 69,632
Views: 11,309,228
Posted By jamesdak

Belongs to a poster here and listed in the sales...

Belongs to a poster here and listed in the sales area.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1253771-1983-eddy-merckx-pro-55-5x55-5-dfw.html
06-19-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,343
Posted By jamesdak

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Those front lugs are pretty cool too! ...
06-19-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,343
Posted By jamesdak

Never did a proper shoot of this one so I tried...

Never did a proper shoot of this one so I tried to get 'er done today. Unfortunately I threw out my back this morning literally just walking across the living room getting things ready for a ride. ...
06-19-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 687
Posted By jamesdak

First off beautiful bike. I have a David Kirk...

First off beautiful bike. I have a David Kirk built Fishlips bike that also painted GIOS Blue with the red primer.

While looking for touch up paint I found many references to Sinful Colors...
06-18-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,374
Posted By jamesdak

I sent him a message saying it was damaged and...

I sent him a message saying it was damaged and pointed out the reasons. Said I was just letting him know as it was dangerous that way. I was polite with what I said. Maybe between the two of us the...
06-18-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19,033
Views: 2,359,201
Posted By jamesdak

A bit under the weather still today so I took the...

A bit under the weather still today so I took the 37 year old Raleigh Team USA out for an easy 30 miles. Weather and light kept changing throughout the ride but I still grabbed a bunch of pictures.
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06-18-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5,135
Views: 579,570
Posted By jamesdak

Just minor silliness the past day or two. Had...

Just minor silliness the past day or two. Had some friends in town the other day and they used the PDG Paramount and the Coppi to go ride with me. So I have to readjust the saddles to my height and...
06-18-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,753
Posted By jamesdak

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06-18-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By jamesdak

Just a little update on this. Added matching...

Just a little update on this. Added matching bottle cages a while back. Then I installed a rear rack on it. Had 7 days reserved up in Glacier National Park and was going to use this to ride up the...
06-17-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,229
Posted By jamesdak

I'm of the "it depends" camp. Sometimes a bike...

I'm of the "it depends" camp. Sometimes a bike feels right plain and subtle and some times all the logo's and such enhance the look I'm going for.
Custom matching magento decals and pantographed...
06-15-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,537
Posted By jamesdak

And the Calfee is in despite a lot of wind today....

And the Calfee is in despite a lot of wind today. This one has been being held back by some Reynolds DV46's that have an issue. Swapped the Mavics back on today and despite a lot of things...
06-15-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,776
Posted By jamesdak

Well, it does appear to be something with the...

Well, it does appear to be something with the Reynolds wheel setup. Got out this morning with the other wheelset and right away the bike felt totally different. They're tearing up pavement by the...
06-15-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,776
Posted By jamesdak

Hmmm... may have found the problem. Some play in...

Hmmm... may have found the problem. Some play in the rear hub (bearings?) when I started going over things. When I went to pull off the rear I found that the spring for the QR had actually worked...
06-15-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 21,106
Views: 3,966,268
Posted By jamesdak

Maybe this goes here and maybe not. On first...

Maybe this goes here and maybe not. On first blush it's a beauty then when you read the description the owner honestly mentions the fork being lost in a crit crash. So, now you have a C.F. framed...
06-14-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 657
Posted By jamesdak

I ride them all quite regularly. Pretty unusual...

I ride them all quite regularly. Pretty unusual for me to take the same bike out day after day. Like others have said above, I don't see much point in having a bike I don't ride. So if one isn't...
06-14-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,776
Posted By jamesdak

Had it back out again Saturday and it was more of...

Had it back out again Saturday and it was more of the same. Really doesn't make sense. I'm pretty sure there's something mechanical I'm missing. The BB is a brand new Phil Woods so I can't see...
06-11-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,356
Posted By jamesdak

Wow, blast from the past. I actually never did...

Wow, blast from the past.
I actually never did build this up and it was let go as a frameset about two years ago as I did a major downsizing. Still have the NOS Ultegra triple setup waiting in the...
06-09-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 69,632
Views: 11,309,228
Posted By jamesdak

That there is a steal! Great bikes for sure! ...

That there is a steal! Great bikes for sure! Throw on a modern groupset and that beast will fly!
06-06-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,776
Posted By jamesdak

Took this back out yesterday and I just cannot...

Took this back out yesterday and I just cannot get speed out of it. Feels like it's fighting me at each pedal stroke. 12 miles into the route I've got the slowest portion done and yesterday I hit...
06-05-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19,033
Views: 2,359,201
Posted By jamesdak

Yeah, it's a shame the state is now being ruined...

Yeah, it's a shame the state is now being ruined by greed and developers. Overgrowth has ruined so many areas of the state and now the little valley I'm in is being ravaged by power and money. We...
06-04-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19,033
Views: 2,359,201
Posted By jamesdak

Just did my normal route today but rode it for...

Just did my normal route today but rode it for fun vs a workout. Took out the new to me Coppi again. Really liking the bike so far.
...
06-03-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,776
Posted By jamesdak

Right!! I have a lot of flags and such on my...

Right!! I have a lot of flags and such on my normal route that is basically one big loop. I use them routinely to judge wind direction. I swear there are days when the flags are telling me the...
06-03-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,776
Posted By jamesdak

Well.....I have a little update on this bike. ...

Well.....I have a little update on this bike. I'm starting to call it my "cursed" bike. I just cannot get a clean, fast ride in on it to see what it can really do. The bike seems to be a wind...
06-03-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By jamesdak

Man, that's a real sweet looking Gios! I even...

Man, that's a real sweet looking Gios! I even like that it's not the usual Gios Blue. The top tube looks a bit shaped (flattened) in some of the pics. Am I seeing that right, that they shaped the...
06-01-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By jamesdak

Especially when you're properly dressed for the...

Especially when you're properly dressed for the event! Unlike the comment above I find mine rock solid and fast on the road but not twitchy. I normally think of twitchy as more a function of stem...
05-31-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,363
Posted By jamesdak

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05-29-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21,106
Views: 3,966,268
Posted By jamesdak

Who needs a steerer on their fork.... ...

Who needs a steerer on their fork....

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Asking $100
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05-28-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By jamesdak

Or... you can do what I've done with several...

Or... you can do what I've done with several Campagnolo 8 speed builds. You can still find spacer conversion kits that allow you to take a new Veloce 9 speed cassette, drop the largest gear, swap in...
05-27-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By jamesdak

Well, I've got one and consider it one of my best...

Well, I've got one and consider it one of my best rides out of the 25 or so road bikes I have. There is something really nice about the ride of the Impulse. I say that as a devout Lemond fan also...
05-23-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 69,632
Views: 11,309,228
Posted By jamesdak

Says they're closed until Tuesday. So I emailed...

Says they're closed until Tuesday. So I emailed them about this last night because with my forgetful brain I may space this by tomorrow.
05-22-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 69,632
Views: 11,309,228
Posted By jamesdak

Dang been looking for a cool blue/yellow jersey...

Dang been looking for a cool blue/yellow jersey to wear with the Fausto Coppi I just built up and this looks perfect for the cause. Not listed at their online store though, hmmmm....
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05-22-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 742
Posted By jamesdak

Sweet find! Been tempted by several Somec's...

Sweet find! Been tempted by several Somec's myself.
05-20-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3,212
Views: 824,450
Posted By jamesdak

Made a change on this one to deeper, aero wheels,...

Made a change on this one to deeper, aero wheels, the fat tubes on the frame were calling for deeper wheels. First ride with the deeper wheels got me the fastest pace of the year despite me having...
05-18-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,941
Posted By jamesdak

I've had this once from Fedex too when the...

I've had this once from Fedex too when the ordered item exceeded the $800 limit. If I remember correctly there was the bill and also the actual duty form. What got my goat is that FEDEX did not...
05-18-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By jamesdak

Maybe check out this sellers bags on Ebay. I've...

Maybe check out this sellers bags on Ebay. I've got one on my 3 speed Guv'nor and it seems nice for the price he charges.
...
05-18-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,537
Posted By jamesdak

Now the question is, can I get the 26 year old...

Now the question is, can I get the 26 year old Calfee Tetra Pro into the club? I've had it out for a handful of rides yet always found myself fighting strong headwinds on it.
...
05-18-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,537
Posted By jamesdak

Well add the Fausto Coppi I built up last Friday...

Well add the Fausto Coppi I built up last Friday to the mix. Totally abused trip to the VA yesterday left me with both knees all jacked up. Took the day off work as mobility was way down. Decided to...
05-17-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By jamesdak

History of Paletti

Someone over on Paceline shared this link with me. It's a long write up of the history of Paletti with lot and lots of pictures. They do have mine in there even thought they "stole" the pics from...
05-16-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By jamesdak

How do you like the ride? I was totally tempted...

How do you like the ride? I was totally tempted by one selling her locally in northern UT but it appears to have sold. Curious how they ride.
05-14-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3,212
Views: 824,450
Posted By jamesdak

Fausto Coppi from the 90's.....I think.

Another sort of odd duck into the house. Found as a frameset and then pretty much built up from the parts bin. Mix of Dura Ace 7800/7700 parts. Right now I've got Dura Ace/Open Pro wheels on it...
05-14-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,039
Posted By jamesdak

Nice score, that does look to be in really good...

Nice score, that does look to be in really good shape under the grime. Can't wait to see what you do with it.
05-13-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By jamesdak

Well I did a little 6 mile shakedown of this...

Well I did a little 6 mile shakedown of this after putting over 28 miles on my GP&GS Lemond. As to be expected, the Coppi is one stiff frame! Too windy today to really make any other judgement...
05-13-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By jamesdak

Nice, if only we could age as well! :lol:

Nice, if only we could age as well! :lol:
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