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02-18-24, 11:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 826
Posted By seagrade

Outstanding. Mileage on days like that counts...

Outstanding. Mileage on days like that counts extra.
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By seagrade

Five very fine racing frames, any of which could...

Five very fine racing frames, any of which could be built into a great retromod road bicycle.

Priorities vary, but I’d consider tyre clearance and frame weight as key factors. Having raced on...
02-14-24, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By seagrade

Pseudo-engineered to withstand a single standing...

Pseudo-engineered to withstand a single standing start and subsequent 59m 45s steady state effort before retirement to permanent display…
02-02-24, 02:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,470
Posted By seagrade

They’ve been mentioned already but I’d recommend...

They’ve been mentioned already but I’d recommend New Zealand brand Soigneur (soigneur.co.nz) who produce excellent merino wool replica and tribute jerseys as well as customs to order. Very reasonably...
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By seagrade

Definitely Chorus. Without trawling the internet...

Definitely Chorus. Without trawling the internet or old catalogues it’s c. 1987 and was not sold as Croce d’Aune.

Really good cranksets and from memory lighter than the concurrent C-Record and...
01-27-24, 05:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,470
Posted By seagrade

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My first proper cycling jersey, purchased 1984/5 from the World Famous in...
01-21-24, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By seagrade

The red and white PP66 Course didn’t appear until...

The red and white PP66 Course didn’t appear until the 1988 catalogue, with only the white and black PP65 and all black PP75 appearing in the 1987 catalogue.

The PP66 may have become available...
01-21-24, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By seagrade

Campagnolo SGR pedals are period incorrect. A...

Campagnolo SGR pedals are period incorrect. A diabolical product chosen only by the most committed aficionados sacrificing weight, form and function for blind brand loyalty, or forced upon third tier...
01-15-24, 09:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 818
Posted By seagrade

Beautiful bicycle, but the description is...

Beautiful bicycle, but the description is incorrect. The photographs show a crankset that if not very nearly is very actually 53/42.

However, 52/47 and similar half-step chainrings were not...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,374
Posted By seagrade

I had a Concorde Gavina SL around 1990. Great...

I had a Concorde Gavina SL around 1990. Great frame that rode really well, very smooth and tracked straight. Might have been lucky, but so good another similar frame is one of the very few n+1...
01-13-24, 06:31 PM
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Posted By seagrade

Headed out before 0700 into a northerly building...

Headed out before 0700 into a northerly building towards gale force. Accumulated two hours worth before turning around for the downwind run home and a few finishing hills for good measure and four...
01-12-24, 12:02 PM
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Posted By seagrade

531 Professional though… probably a fair bit...

531 Professional though… probably a fair bit rarer than an SBDU 753 for what that’s worth. This one is too small, too expensive, and too not red/black/yellow for me but remains one of the very few...
01-10-24, 01:37 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 76,797
Posted By seagrade

Many thanks botty kayer that’s a very fine...

Many thanks botty kayer that’s a very fine offer. I’m not actively looking for a Diadrant fork, it was the Ron Cooper aspect rather than the Cantiflex aspect that drew me to this frame, but one just...
01-09-24, 05:43 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 48,318
Posted By seagrade

Cheers thanks! The lace is simply a thin dress...

Cheers thanks! The lace is simply a thin dress shoelace purchased from the shoe repairer at the same time as I had the work done. The holes were punched while I waited using a pretty standard leather...
01-09-24, 12:06 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 48,318
Posted By seagrade

Almost gave up on this Selle Anatomica when the...

Almost gave up on this Selle Anatomica when the leather stretched so much the tension bolt ran out of adjustment. However a new set of holes in the nose and a coincidental set of holes along the...
01-07-24, 09:27 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 76,797
Posted By seagrade

Cheers thanks! I’d been looking for a Ron Cooper...

Cheers thanks! I’d been looking for a Ron Cooper for about ten years when this one surfaced. In that time I can’t recall seeing another with large diameter monostay. What’s almost as unusual is that...
01-06-24, 10:18 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 76,797
Posted By seagrade

Having resurrected this Ron Cooper several long...

Having resurrected this Ron Cooper several long months ago I finally got it back on the road again this morning after a recent stem, handlebar and brake lever/caliper reshuffle. Five good hours with...
01-06-24, 10:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,395
Posted By seagrade

Ross Clark is another largely forgotten Kiwi...

Ross Clark is another largely forgotten Kiwi framebuilder of the 1980s and 90s. He would have built dozens if not hundreds of Roscotelli frames then, although as the following indicates he wasn’t...
01-06-24, 01:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,395
Posted By seagrade

Rex Cossey was a not unknown frame builder in New...

Rex Cossey was a not unknown frame builder in New Zealand in the 1980s. I recall his name but not where he was based. From memory he built a few track frames to order, no doubt a few road as well at...
01-03-24, 12:48 PM
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Posted By seagrade

Form follows function and that seatstay end...

Form follows function and that seatstay end treatment looks light and great. A lightweight special Japanese Prestige or 753 race frame with various tricks such as these remains on the inactive watch...
01-02-24, 11:10 PM
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Posted By seagrade

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12-30-23, 07:10 PM
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Views: 40,764
Posted By seagrade

Stunning racing bicycle and with its 531...

Stunning racing bicycle and with its 531 Professional tubing and Record Crono tubular rims the epitome of 1987 classic according to my opinion.
12-30-23, 02:45 AM
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Posted By seagrade

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12-26-23, 11:58 PM
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Views: 145,404
Posted By seagrade

Imperfect bitzer build. As it always was 30-odd...

Imperfect bitzer build. As it always was 30-odd years ago.

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12-25-23, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21,502
Views: 2,968,859
Posted By seagrade

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The mark of Christmas and summer across Aotearoa New Zealand - Pōhutukawa...
12-23-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,576
Posted By seagrade

Another passing observation is that both dddd ’s...

Another passing observation is that both dddd ’s and Luis Ocana’s Speedwells appear to have the rear wheel axle set more or less in line with the seatstays, and have similar-sized tubulars, although...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,066
Posted By seagrade

BSC English 1.37 x 24 t. p. i. bb shell for sure....

BSC English 1.37 x 24 t. p. i. bb shell for sure. I’ve never seen and can’t imagine Raleigh making these frames in anything but.

That decal treatment is quite normal and to be expected. Using a...
12-22-23, 09:20 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,576
Posted By seagrade

That’s pretty focused and committed. Nice...

That’s pretty focused and committed.

Nice large flange 24h/28h race day wheelset. Barum tubulars? A good affordable and durable option for club racers throughout the Cold War…
12-22-23, 07:31 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,576
Posted By seagrade

Interesting to see all the little regional and...

Interesting to see all the little regional and national variations, idiosyncrasies and application of The Knowledge across this thread.

Cinelli 1/r stems had aluminium expander bolts out of the...
12-21-23, 09:29 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,576
Posted By seagrade

I can’t speak for the 1970s but in the 1980s… ...

I can’t speak for the 1970s but in the 1980s…

- Cinelli 1/a steel expander bolt replaced with aluminium from 1/r
- short piece of dowelling into fork steerer to supposedly reduce brake shudder...
12-20-23, 01:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By seagrade

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c. 1997 Bianchi TSX Reparto Corse with Chorus 9-speed, Mavic Opens, PMP Ti...
12-17-23, 10:23 PM
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Posted By seagrade

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12-09-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,343
Posted By seagrade

While I haven’t read Lemond’s book/s, I suspect...

While I haven’t read Lemond’s book/s, I suspect his approach was influenced by, and developed upon, Hinault/Genzlings’ philosophy. Merckx Century geometry also played its part in the move away from...
12-09-23, 03:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,343
Posted By seagrade

Yes. Most notably the Hinault/Genzling school of...

Yes. Most notably the Hinault/Genzling school of thought, as referenced elsewhere, emerged and led to higher saddles, more saddle setback and by extension longer top tubes. Lemond developed this...
12-09-23, 03:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,343
Posted By seagrade

Although it’s been decades since I looked at this...

Although it’s been decades since I looked at this in detail, I started racing in 1984 and paid too much attention to bicycle fit and setup for quite a few years after that.

Opinions vary widely,...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,066
Posted By seagrade

Very nice frame picked up for a very fair price....

Very nice frame picked up for a very fair price. One of the great and enduring pro team colour schemes.

Tens of thousands of these frames were sold around the world and built up with whatever...
12-02-23, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By seagrade

Having owned a Merlin Road in the mid-90s I...

Having owned a Merlin Road in the mid-90s I picked up a c. 2002 Extralight a year or three ago and have been very happy with it - reasonable price, threaded bb, clearance for 28-30mm tyres.

I...
11-21-23, 03:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,463
Posted By seagrade

You’ll be subconsciously trimming the front...

You’ll be subconsciously trimming the front changer as you shift the rear and double shifting both all with the one hand again in no time…

Alternating between Ergopower and down tube friction...
11-17-23, 01:33 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 26,137
Posted By seagrade

The artwork is incredible (as are the bicycles)...

The artwork is incredible (as are the bicycles) but the cynic in me wonders if Big Tobacco funded that of the first photo…!
11-11-23, 08:17 PM
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Views: 3,059,762
Posted By seagrade

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11-09-23, 01:55 AM
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Views: 471
Posted By seagrade

Well picked up thanks, corrected now - 250mm...

Well picked up thanks, corrected now - 250mm overall length from base to saddle rails.
10-27-23, 03:47 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,185
Posted By seagrade

The criteria for Molteni team cars in the early...

The criteria for Molteni team cars in the early 1970s were probably:

1. Do the rear windows wind down to flush with the door frame?
2. Can we buy at least three for less than the cost of Eddy’s...
10-22-23, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21,502
Views: 2,968,859
Posted By seagrade

Just shy of five hours into a building northerly...

Just shy of five hours into a building northerly in mid Spring Down Under. Early bicycle switch after misunderestimating how much damage the tired stock black pads would do to the rims on my Ron...
10-21-23, 08:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,134
Posted By seagrade

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Further to previous.
10-21-23, 01:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,134
Posted By seagrade

How I almost detest that term, observed so often...

How I almost detest that term, observed so often in breach despite all the lofty claims and best intentions…

After too many bicycles in too short a time, and now that I race on the bicycles of my...
10-21-23, 03:03 AM
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Views: 374,191
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Braking vastly improved by new Kool Stop all salmon pads.
10-20-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,496
Posted By seagrade

100% Recently went through this same chore...

100%

Recently went through this same chore on a Ron Cooper build. The curse is that even as one struggles to seat the brake cable end it seems only a touch away from done. Time after time after...
10-14-23, 08:01 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 26,137
Posted By seagrade

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10-11-23, 12:03 AM
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Views: 2,968,859
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Stock coastal loop for a couple of hours before a press up the last hill to...
10-07-23, 02:10 PM
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Views: 1,317
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