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03-03-24, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 875
Posted By Oldairhead

That would be me, for one at least! Mine is a...

That would be me, for one at least! Mine is a 1984 Messori that was repainted by Joe Bell about 15 years ago. It is currently undergoing a minor refit but I keep slipping projects in front of it....
03-02-24, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Oldairhead

Vintage (look) leather seat bag

I'm just going to pass this along and maybe some will find it useful. I just purchased one of these one a whim and it actually isn't half bad! It's is quite inexpensive at $35 shipped and came in two...
01-28-24, 04:43 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,693
Posted By Oldairhead

The current warranty for Craftsman Tools reads as...

The current warranty for Craftsman Tools reads as follows: "If the product fails to perform for any reason, we will replace it. No proof of purchase required." Sounds great right? The only problem is...
01-27-24, 01:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,835
Posted By Oldairhead

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

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At the finish of L'Eroica Italia, long route October 2012.
01-27-24, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,763
Posted By Oldairhead

Is this now the "show off you Raleigh...

Is this now the "show off you Raleigh Competition" thread? Great, here's my 1980 at about 50% complete.
...
01-17-24, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,096
Posted By Oldairhead

It would be tough riding today in Oregon City!...

It would be tough riding today in Oregon City! This is my driveway this morning. :notamused:
...
Replies: 78
Views: 6,557
Posted By Oldairhead

I'm bringing this zombie thread back to life...

I'm bringing this zombie thread back to life because I think the question is still relevant today. A post on the topic that I made several years ago on my blog is suddenly getting more views so I...
01-09-24, 06:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,192
Posted By Oldairhead

Agreed! As a retired event director I can...

Agreed! As a retired event director I can unequivocally say that most people do not understand how much effort it takes to put on a supported cycling event properly. It's so much more than just...
01-01-24, 06:54 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,693
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, as I recall this was the original question,...

Well, as I recall this was the original question, but once again "thread drift" has kind of derailed that. I'll bring it back on track with some pics of a repaired Ti frame of my own. The background...
12-31-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By Oldairhead

Not to argue with the OP but to me this bike is...

Not to argue with the OP but to me this bike is more of a retro build. A "neo-retro" bike would be one that is newly built and designed with modern components but in a classic style. A resto-mod...
12-27-23, 06:40 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,693
Posted By Oldairhead

About 10 years ago I had a Ti MTB frame with a...

About 10 years ago I had a Ti MTB frame with a similar crack near the seat tube on a 1996 Voodoo Canzo. I shopped around for a Ti builder to repair it for about a year with no luck. Nobody wanted to...
12-03-23, 10:47 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 81,117
Posted By Oldairhead

1968 Lygie Record Pro, restomod. ...

1968 Lygie Record Pro, restomod.

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10-19-23, 12:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 222
Posted By Oldairhead

Campagnolo Bar End Shifters FS

For Sale: $50.00 plus shipping, or local pickup in 97045
After consulting Velobase I believe that these are Nuovo Record 1012/1013 shifters. They were taken off a 1962 Legnano Roma Olympiade which I...
09-21-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,440
Posted By Oldairhead

You may or may not be aware that Paso Robles...

You may or may not be aware that Paso Robles pretty much kicked the event out! They didn't want it there anymore. When Wes was er, um "excused" from the event as director by the Italians there was...
09-06-23, 03:25 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,815
Posted By Oldairhead

I rode the first Eroica Britannia in 2014 and it...

I rode the first Eroica Britannia in 2014 and it was exceptionally well done with over 1900 riders participating! The next year I did not ride but participation had exploded and it was clear that the...
08-13-23, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21,556
Views: 2,995,573
Posted By Oldairhead

Rode the Covered Bridges Tour in Albany OR today...

Rode the Covered Bridges Tour in Albany OR today on the Bianchi L'Eroica. Did a shorter route to beat the 100 plus heat! Root Beer floats for everyone at the finish. :)

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07-05-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,815
Posted By Oldairhead

Most of the Eroica events have gravel climbs...

Most of the Eroica events have gravel climbs exceeding 25%. Might as well get used to it!
06-24-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 28,770
Posted By Oldairhead

I just saw this post on another site about Eroica...

I just saw this post on another site about Eroica California

"the event has new ownership this year"

Has anybody else heard this? It could either be a good or a bad thing!
06-06-23, 05:30 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 28,770
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, local cycling promoter Cycle Central Coast...

Well, local cycling promoter Cycle Central Coast (https://www.cyclecentralcoast.com/routes/) has a catalogue of local rides which includes virtually every mile of the Eroica routes which are not on...
05-06-23, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By Oldairhead

Spotted in Rome

Last week in Rome I spotted a couple of images that might be of interest to this group.
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03-30-23, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By Oldairhead

I've got a 96 Voodoo Canzo that I bought new, and...

I've got a 96 Voodoo Canzo that I bought new, and it's been a great bike! They had a good 5 or 6 year run and then they disappeared for a few years. Later, they re-emerged less successfully before...
03-15-23, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By Oldairhead

Ha, so true! Even though I have ridden every...

Ha, so true! Even though I have ridden every section of the long routes in years past, that is not likely to ever happen again! Barricaded closures will seal the deal for sure this year!
03-15-23, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By Oldairhead

I suspect that much of the route in these areas...

I suspect that much of the route in these areas may still be impassible in April. Old Creek Road has been closed for a bit due to rock/mud slides, that's the road up past Whale Creek Res. I can't...
03-07-23, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,241
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, transporting a bike is not all that...

Well, transporting a bike is not all that difficult but you do need a proper bike box. This is the case that I flew with to Eroica many years ago. There is an extra charge for oversized luggage but...
03-05-23, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By Oldairhead

Okay, I see what all the hubbub is about. :) ...

Okay, I see what all the hubbub is about. :)

As it turns out I do know a little something about these very pretty frames. In 2020, just at the start of Covid I ordered one and it arrived in about...
03-05-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By Oldairhead

What? Hello? Did someone mention my name? ...

What? Hello? Did someone mention my name?

Let me go back and look at this thread.
02-18-23, 09:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,611
Posted By Oldairhead

I rode the first year of Eroica Britannia and...

I rode the first year of Eroica Britannia and even though it was only about 100 miles in length it is/was a tough route with the amount of climbing. There was a larger percenatge of unpaved sections...
02-16-23, 06:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,611
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, Luciano was the real deal, being an Italian...

Well, Luciano was the real deal, being an Italian National Cyclo-Cross Champion many times over, and his bike was maintained to be period correct but........

An Eroica rider might see Luciano on...
02-16-23, 10:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,611
Posted By Oldairhead

The long routes at the Eroica's I have attended...

The long routes at the Eroica's I have attended have all been pretty demanding courses with lots of climbing. They are intended to be challanging undertakings and thus heroic. I understand the desire...
02-10-23, 06:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,035
Posted By Oldairhead

I think it would be safer to assume that most of...

I think it would be safer to assume that most of the members here have extensive knowledge of and experience with bicycles, often extending to over half a century. Your style might sound a bit like a...
02-10-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,035
Posted By Oldairhead

Are you going to leave us hanging? :)

Are you going to leave us hanging? :)
02-10-23, 10:09 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,035
Posted By Oldairhead

I bought a Cross Check around 2010 with the...

I bought a Cross Check around 2010 with the intent of using as a randonneur. I outfitted it properly for rides in the PNW (Brooks, fenders, lights racks etc.) and completed a number of events on it....
12-25-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 26,213
Posted By Oldairhead

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-18-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,389
Posted By Oldairhead

That is too bad! I attended it in it's first...

That is too bad! I attended it in it's first year, 2014 and I had always hoped to return and ride it again. With 1900 riders that year it had a spectacular route, excellent support and the best...
12-07-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, as a matter of fact one of those was mine...

Well, as a matter of fact one of those was mine which prompted the original question. A skewer said to be 137mm actually measured at 157mm which I now know means that it fits a hub with 130mm...
11-28-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,799
Posted By Oldairhead

What does a kidney cost? Well, I believe that the...

What does a kidney cost? Well, I believe that the going rate from a living donor in some parts of the world is around $2500 - $3000 for a kidney, so there is your yardstick. In these days of $10,000+...
11-23-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 26,114
Posted By Oldairhead

I love it when a 10 year old thread comes back to...

I love it when a 10 year old thread comes back to life as if it was just last week!
11-20-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,089
Posted By Oldairhead

There is more than enough hate to go around and...

There is more than enough hate to go around and no generation is innocent.

Cager, Bubba, Fred, etc. You all know you've used them too don't act too innocent!
11-19-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,241
Posted By Oldairhead

Here is a lower tier model with many...

Here is a lower tier model with many "constructeur" characteristics. A 1958 Motobecane Randonneur.
https://utahrandonneur.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/1958-motobecane-randonneur/

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11-13-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By Oldairhead

Pashley Cycles

These look pretty cool to me, and at under $1500 they actually seem like a good value! I think it falls under the category of "neo-retro" since it is all new construction and purpose built. They...
11-11-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,833
Posted By Oldairhead

Human nature, such as it is assures that people...

Human nature, such as it is assures that people will respond to the phrase quoted above.
11-08-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3,779
Views: 1,112,121
Posted By Oldairhead

Still a work in progress but coming along...... ...

Still a work in progress but coming along......


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11-08-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,053
Posted By Oldairhead

This setup is now dated but was state of the art...

This setup is now dated but was state of the art back in the day! The hub could power one light well under 12 mph but both lights over that speed. PBP proven!
...
11-06-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,796
Posted By Oldairhead

I say this post for the win! I'm approaching...

I say this post for the win!

I'm approaching 100,000 logged miles both at events and training and there are some here who seem to think my set ups are all wrong. I say, "my bikes, my rules!"
10-27-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,979
Posted By Oldairhead

It looks like these are back in stock! ...

It looks like these are back in stock!

https://corsaclassic.com/en-us/collections/all

https://www.instagram.com/derosaclassic/
10-27-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,089
Posted By Oldairhead

I tend to take a moment after the light turns...

I tend to take a moment after the light turns green to look both ways before proceeding. Someone running a red light will take you out in a heartbeat if you are too quick into the intersection.
10-26-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 28,770
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, this pretty much gives them almost a year...

Well, this pretty much gives them almost a year to wait until the last minute to get organized. I miss WES!
10-18-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,862
Posted By Oldairhead

Just so you know, WNBR participants usually do...

Just so you know, WNBR participants usually do not look like this. People who want to be naked in public are often the ones you don't want to see. :twitchy:...
10-18-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,210
Posted By Oldairhead

Only if you want to see where you are going, and...

Only if you want to see where you are going, and to be seen!
10-18-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By Oldairhead

This has little to do with Advocacy and Safety....

This has little to do with Advocacy and Safety. It should probably be in the Low-lifes and Criminals section. They caught the guy who did it and it appears as of right now that it was a criminal on...
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