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Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-24, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Fredo76

Obviously, the bottle opener, and the corkscrew!

Obviously, the bottle opener, and the corkscrew!
Replies: 30
Views: 1,329
Posted By Fredo76

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Blue Bella came out nice, I think.
03-02-24, 01:17 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 19,316
Posted By Fredo76

Sorry to hear about Nena. Jax is 28 lbs.,...

Sorry to hear about Nena.

Jax is 28 lbs., and surprisingly long.


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Jax is...
03-02-24, 12:06 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 19,316
Posted By Fredo76

ARF! ARF! ...

ARF! ARF!

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Jax

Who's that in the basket? Jax would love riding, I'm sure. I...
03-01-24, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21,555
Views: 2,995,539
Posted By Fredo76

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Uno de Marzo, 2024
02-27-24, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,364
Posted By Fredo76

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Blue Bella @ Rio Grande

66° Sunday, spring is coming.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-24, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By Fredo76

What do your calipers tell you about the ID of...

What do your calipers tell you about the ID of the seat tube? If it is 25mm as well, I'd believe them.

25.4 mm (one inch) has been a standard size for a long time, but French bikes were...
02-25-24, 01:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,764
Posted By Fredo76

Not wanting to appear a cheapskate is entirely...

Not wanting to appear a cheapskate is entirely self-curable.
02-25-24, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By Fredo76

I had the same TA handlebar water bottle cage...

I had the same TA handlebar water bottle cage back then. I declined to pay nearly two hundred dollars for a vintage one, though.

Nice picture!
02-25-24, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7,480
Views: 882,400
Posted By Fredo76

Made my own b-screw for my Tiagra RD 4400-GS. The...

Made my own b-screw for my Tiagra RD 4400-GS. The flat step on my frame's derailleur hanger was too far around for the stock b-screw to catch, so I went to the hardware store for a longer M4 screw,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-24, 10:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,059
Posted By Fredo76

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'76 Fredo Speciale

Seat, stem, bar tape, and cables are newer,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-24, 06:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,463
Posted By Fredo76

People in my town are very down-to-earth, which...

People in my town are very down-to-earth, which is the expression I sometimes use for grounded. About 25 miles away are two towns inhabited by more than their share of ego-maniacs. I feel more...
02-18-24, 05:32 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 136,228
Posted By Fredo76

QUAD ESLs

Yes, a bronze pair of the original QUAD ESLs. The owner was the son of a service member who brought three pair home from England, gave two pair away, and stored my pair. They weren't even dusty - fit...
02-17-24, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By Fredo76

After my left hip replacement was re-done (due to...

After my left hip replacement was re-done (due to four dislocations, ugh), I had to wear a right shoe with a 3/4" thicker sole (just took it to a shoe repair place to add the needed sole thickness)....
02-17-24, 04:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 740
Posted By Fredo76

Here is a nice, visual gear calculator:...

Here is a nice, visual gear calculator: https://www.gear-calculator.com

You can change the configuration, and save a link to it. Here's my latest 3x7 setup:...
02-17-24, 12:56 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 136,228
Posted By Fredo76

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(Mostly) old bikes and (mostly) old stereos in my living room, where they...
02-15-24, 05:33 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,182
Posted By Fredo76

Dave's right; Pete's wrong.

Why don't you just blow a little harder?

Shame on you! ;)



Drafting is how sprinters win road races. Competitors who think that's unfair tend to have more slow-twitch muscle fibers, and...
02-14-24, 05:24 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 112,189
Posted By Fredo76

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Blue Bella on her first ride, Jan. 28, 2024

My Libertas is Belgian (and...
02-13-24, 08:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,655
Posted By Fredo76

Tektro long reach dual-pivot brakes look great: ...

Tektro long reach dual-pivot brakes look great:


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Their short reach ones...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-24, 08:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,292
Posted By Fredo76

Yes, this old bs again. Eat your fill. You'll be...

Yes, this old bs again. Eat your fill. You'll be better informed, if not smarter.

Or, you could try some heavy wheels sometime - that might be more, um, palatable. And it would make you more...
02-07-24, 10:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 840
Posted By Fredo76

No grease is my bad, and noted. Always using...

No grease is my bad, and noted.

Always using two wrenches is a good idea, too. I believe the slot was wrecked by loosening attempts, not the first installation. I could be wrong about that,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-24, 02:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,292
Posted By Fredo76

aliasfox thanks for your gentle and thoughtful...

aliasfox thanks for your gentle and thoughtful reply. My apologies for quoting your post to argue with another member.

I am left with trying to model how a simple statement relying on the physics...
02-06-24, 12:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,220
Posted By Fredo76

People here at BF seem to have forgotten that...

People here at BF seem to have forgotten that sealant also works in inner tubes! :)

VegasJen , I'd say you owe it to yourself to try sealant in your existing setup, assuming you have removable...
02-03-24, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By Fredo76

Sounds like a sensible guy. Remember the...

Sounds like a sensible guy. Remember the commercials extolling "Mister Practical"?

My latest bike is a build-up of a C&V frame with practical-for-me parts. I chose the mixte style for the reasons...
02-03-24, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By Fredo76

Beautiful bike. Ya done good!

Beautiful bike.

Ya done good!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-24, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 339,184
Posted By Fredo76

Good one! No, the yellows aren't close to...

Good one!

No, the yellows aren't close to matching. Perhaps they'll get closer as the bar tape fades... Until then, I'm going to have to believe they're different enough to call them...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-24, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 339,184
Posted By Fredo76

Behold a Neapolitan beauty!

Behold a Neapolitan beauty!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-24, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 339,184
Posted By Fredo76

AHA!! Another totally tasteless BF'er exposed!

AHA!! Another totally tasteless BF'er exposed!
02-01-24, 02:33 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 74,093
Posted By Fredo76

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'82 Raleigh Super Record in Royal Carmine
01-31-24, 11:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,541
Posted By Fredo76

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Blue Bella, white seat.

Came out nice, I think.
01-31-24, 02:14 AM
Replies: 1,478
Views: 501,338
Posted By Fredo76

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60 cm Libertas mixte
01-31-24, 12:23 AM
Replies: 610
Views: 163,703
Posted By Fredo76

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60 cm Libertas mixte
01-29-24, 05:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,227
Posted By Fredo76

Good wives are more important than Cinellis, to...

Good wives are more important than Cinellis, to their husbands, at least.

Who else cares?
01-26-24, 03:47 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,225
Posted By Fredo76

Straight forks may be timeless, since it looks...

Straight forks may be timeless, since it looks like we're stuck with them until the end of it, but they are not classic. Classic forks are curved.
01-24-24, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,168
Posted By Fredo76

Nice bike! I love that first photo.

Nice bike!

I love that first photo.
01-20-24, 10:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,651
Posted By Fredo76

All Record and Nuovo Record makes your bike look...

All Record and Nuovo Record makes your bike look classic and timeless. No drillium, and none of the pantograph silliness that so detracts from later examples, imho. Just basic, classic, all-Campy...
01-19-24, 06:27 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,993
Posted By Fredo76

Saw a Gila Monster while riding in Saguaro NP,...

Saw a Gila Monster while riding in Saguaro NP, Tucson.


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I don't...
01-13-24, 12:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,364
Posted By Fredo76

I wear a size XL t-shirt. If I want a non-tight...

I wear a size XL t-shirt. If I want a non-tight fit in a jersey, with Pearl Izumi that's a XXL, and in OCG (OnlineCyclingGear.com) that's a XXXL.
01-10-24, 02:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,119
Posted By Fredo76

The Velo-Orange Grand Cru triple cranks are back...

The Velo-Orange Grand Cru triple cranks are back in stock - just bought one - 48-34-24.

For keeping the Campagnolo crank, plus one on the Red Clover Triplizer:

...
01-07-24, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By Fredo76

It will work if the ratio of cable movement to...

It will work if the ratio of cable movement to cage movement is the same as what the index shifter expects. If you already have the FD, you can just try it.
01-04-24, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7,480
Views: 882,400
Posted By Fredo76

I've been wrenching on my new-to-me Libertas...

I've been wrenching on my new-to-me Libertas mixte. I put in a Tange/IRD roller-bearing headset to replace the old Stronglight loose-ball-bearing headset. The new one has caged roller bearings for...
01-02-24, 05:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,269
Posted By Fredo76

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New Year's Day 2023

No longer under the tree, but it was on Christmas day. I...
12-31-23, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,364
Posted By Fredo76

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New Year's Eve, 2023
12-30-23, 08:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,923
Posted By Fredo76

I find my Pearl Izumi Quest AmFIB Jacket to be...

I find my Pearl Izumi Quest AmFIB Jacket to be remarkably versatile. In a size one larger than my t-shirt size, to accommodate a bit of a tummy, the fabric has just the right combination of wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21,263
Views: 5,135,356
Posted By Fredo76

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Campagnolo Racing T crankset
12-22-23, 10:03 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,706
Posted By Fredo76

For what it's worth, maybe not much, my biggest...

For what it's worth, maybe not much, my biggest weight loss came before I re-started riding. At 6'2", I went from 245 lbs to 195, mainly by intermittent fasting, often only one small meal a day. I...
12-22-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By Fredo76

Yes, it's normal. I wanted my first (left) one a...

Yes, it's normal. I wanted my first (left) one a little shorter when they needed to re-do it, and was told it would probably be longer still, as the increased muscle tension helps hold things...
12-22-23, 01:18 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,754
Posted By Fredo76

Not a modification, but track-bike clearances on...

Not a modification, but track-bike clearances on road bikes became an (unfortunate) fad in the '70s. I was not totally immune, but I still went with 75° parallel angles and a 39.5" wheelbase on my...
12-20-23, 05:48 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,706
Posted By Fredo76

Most young bodies store enough carbs (glycogen)...

Most young bodies store enough carbs (glycogen) for about 3-4 hours of hard exercise, without eating. I don't know how age affects this, but I suspect not much. Bonking (running totally out of...
12-19-23, 06:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,887
Posted By Fredo76

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OCG jersey, Baleaf bib tights.

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