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12-06-22, 01:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,473
Posted By Drillium Dude

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DD
12-05-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By Drillium Dude

I can't contribute, except to say: shame on all...

I can't contribute, except to say: shame on all of you :D

DD
12-03-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,473
Posted By Drillium Dude

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DD
12-03-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,491
Posted By Drillium Dude

'Heavily lightened' - I used to do that ;) DD

'Heavily lightened' - I used to do that ;)

DD
12-03-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,473
Posted By Drillium Dude

You know, I really like the look of that...

You know, I really like the look of that particular Universal caliper. What model is it? Would you consider them good stoppers?

(It goes without saying the Masi is quite attractive, too)

DD
12-03-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,473
Posted By Drillium Dude

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12-03-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,602
Posted By Drillium Dude

Another legend-in-the-making lost... DD

Another legend-in-the-making lost...

DD
12-03-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,473
Posted By Drillium Dude

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DD
12-02-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,473
Posted By Drillium Dude

I would just like to say: you guys are killin' it...

I would just like to say: you guys are killin' it - keep 'em coming!

I just loves me
Some C & V
While hanging ornaments
On the tree

DD
12-02-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,198
Posted By Drillium Dude

Oops - I meant it's too big for me, doh! But I...

Oops - I meant it's too big for me, doh! But I still have too many bikes, for real :)

DD
12-02-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,198
Posted By Drillium Dude

A wise man once recently said: 'It matters not,...

A wise man once recently said: 'It matters not, beautiful chrome Paramount at a well reasonable ask, make it so. https://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/wink.gif'

Bike purchases such as this are...
12-02-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,473
Posted By Drillium Dude

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DD
12-01-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,238
Posted By Drillium Dude

I like 'em fast and sexy; if that's not a...

I like 'em fast and sexy; if that's not a category, it is now:

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12-01-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,473
Posted By Drillium Dude

On Topic

This here be
D and D
Show me please
Yer C 'n V

I'll start:

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DD
12-01-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,491
Posted By Drillium Dude

Just think how many grams will be saved in...

Just think how many grams will be saved in removing/cleaning up that bit, too!

Agreed, this is actually a fix, and completely different to removing braze-ons or hacking off an RD hanger.

DD
11-30-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,491
Posted By Drillium Dude

Even if it is a little close, you can fix it -...

Even if it is a little close, you can fix it - nobody here will crucify you for filing that extended bit of fork steerer back :)

However, to ensure 28s will truly fit at the rear, see if they...
11-30-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,338
Posted By Drillium Dude

Perhaps it was used in a crime, and the 'no...

Perhaps it was used in a crime, and the 'no touch' rule is a lackadaisical way of maintaining the integrity of the evidence - tho you'd think they'd leave crime scene tape up until the investigation...
11-30-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By Drillium Dude

The first question which comes to my mind is:...

The first question which comes to my mind is: where are the detailed shots showing how the chain guard (a super-special feature in this particular auction) is attached?

I think someone is playing...
11-30-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 301,169
Posted By Drillium Dude

My weight fluctuates between 180 and 195, but I...

My weight fluctuates between 180 and 195, but I don't know that it has any bearing on my 'ride requirements'. My riding style demands a planted rear end, and a front end I can lean on, plus I take a...
11-30-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,242
Posted By Drillium Dude

This is a loss which will be felt community-wide,...

This is a loss which will be felt community-wide, I suspect. Perhaps a positive result will be more vintage frames retaining their original patina?

DD
11-29-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 301,169
Posted By Drillium Dude

PSA: If you are considering purchasing...

PSA:

If you are considering purchasing either Challenge Elites or Stradas from online retailers (either tire suppliers or Ebay sellers), don't rely on the ad copy or stock photos regarding...
11-29-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 880,184
Posted By Drillium Dude

Stuff relating to the round things that make our...

Stuff relating to the round things that make our bikes go. First, a pair of defective Challenge tubular tires:
...
11-26-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19,846
Views: 2,488,767
Posted By Drillium Dude

Love those 'cave paintings', thinktubes ! ...

Love those 'cave paintings', thinktubes !

Nice set o' pics.

DD
11-25-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,664
Posted By Drillium Dude

That fork :( And that's all I have to say...

That fork :(

And that's all I have to say about that.

DD
11-24-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19,846
Views: 2,488,767
Posted By Drillium Dude

Central Phoenix to Dobbins Lookout on South...

Central Phoenix to Dobbins Lookout on South Mountain and back with a couple forum members ( RCMoeur and Saguaro ) and about 60 new pals :)

Turkey Day Ride 2022:
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11-24-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,316
Posted By Drillium Dude

My first Turkey Day Ride is in the books. Not as...

My first Turkey Day Ride is in the books. Not as cold as expected, so that was a nice surprise (I abhor getting going when its cold). Weapon of choice was the Medici with a 26t bailout which worked...
11-24-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,316
Posted By Drillium Dude

Yep, looked like it was between 50 and 60 people....

Yep, looked like it was between 50 and 60 people. Fun morning out with you and that well-behaved group, Craig! At the very end, I got caught at a light with the second group and we lost touch with...
11-22-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Drillium Dude

I'm in. PM incoming. DD

I'm in. PM incoming.

DD
11-22-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,316
Posted By Drillium Dude

I am planning on going, too. Been looking for...

I am planning on going, too. Been looking for info, but so far nothing. Is the ride confirmed?

Seems The Bike Barn sorta 'sponsors' this event; gonna give them a call and see what's what.

DD
11-21-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5,664
Views: 634,759
Posted By Drillium Dude

I gave a condensed version of the Alpina's...

I gave a condensed version of the Alpina's history in this post:



The post is in this thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1245701-show-your-road-racing-iron.html

Hope that...
11-21-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 617
Posted By Drillium Dude

Look underneath the fork crown :) Agree with...

Look underneath the fork crown :)

Agree with all the others, this is a great find, and if you feel you got a deal, you most likely got a smokin' one. Also, what easier color with which to perform...
11-20-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5,664
Views: 634,759
Posted By Drillium Dude

Oh, I've had colored tires before: ...

Oh, I've had colored tires before:

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...and rims; for some reason, blue seems to...
11-19-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19,846
Views: 2,488,767
Posted By Drillium Dude

3 miles on the Davidson before the rear tire...

3 miles on the Davidson before the rear tire spontaneously deflated:

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Fudge old...
11-19-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5,664
Views: 634,759
Posted By Drillium Dude

Three steps forward, two steps back - or what's...

Three steps forward, two steps back - or what's otherwise known 'as falling up the mountain':
...
11-19-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 880,184
Posted By Drillium Dude

Confente? DD

Confente?

DD
11-18-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5,664
Views: 634,759
Posted By Drillium Dude

Davidson: rear dish tweaked, new tubulars taped...

Davidson: rear dish tweaked, new tubulars taped up, and the short test ride was successful in that the tires neither rolled nor crept:
...
11-16-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,283
Posted By Drillium Dude

cudak888 By the way, the G's on your P's look...

cudak888 By the way, the G's on your P's look great, but I don't know what you mean by boutique. They appear to have Kevlar reinforcing, but otherwise look classic and well-made. Mine are similar,...
11-16-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,283
Posted By Drillium Dude

You know, Kurt, if they perform at least as well...

You know, Kurt, if they perform at least as well as the open tubular clinchers I normally use, they will serve well. Hopefully they will wear well, too. And they look good = they look like top of the...
11-15-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,283
Posted By Drillium Dude

Thanks, Mike! You are exactly right, the...

Thanks, Mike!

You are exactly right, the looks and performance departments both got an upgrade as a result of this accident. Hopefully these Gommitalia tires give a decent ride. In any case, I've...
11-15-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,283
Posted By Drillium Dude

Thank you. Reminds me of the orange/blue of Gulf...

Thank you. Reminds me of the orange/blue of Gulf Racing's colors, in reverse, using a darker blue.

DD
11-15-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By Drillium Dude

What a beauty - does it fit like a custom?...

What a beauty - does it fit like a custom? Berthoud saddle and bags, too. Nice :)

Looking forward to detail pics. Yes, you might not post as often, but when you do...

Thanks for dropping by!
...
11-15-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,283
Posted By Drillium Dude

Got the call during today's shortish ride that my...

Got the call during today's shortish ride that my wheels were done. I rode home with one in the bag and the other held by a couple crooked fingers :)

Re-installed the titanium cog set, then ran a...
11-15-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,552
Posted By Drillium Dude

New wheels :love: ...

New wheels :love:

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DD
11-14-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 763
Posted By Drillium Dude

It's original, in pretty good shape, with good...

It's original, in pretty good shape, with good chrome. It appears you got it for less than 800USD so that's good. Personally, at this level and at this vintage, I doubt there will be a discernible...
11-14-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 763
Posted By Drillium Dude

The seller doesn't mention 'Nuovo Mexico', so I'm...

The seller doesn't mention 'Nuovo Mexico', so I'm unsure why the OP is bringing a later-model name into the picture. The photos from the auction clearly show all the tubing is round, before the...
11-13-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,283
Posted By Drillium Dude

I believe you misinterpreted my post; I was...

I believe you misinterpreted my post; I was saying a seller on Ebay would be getting an offer, as in I'd be replacing the damaged one. Never have I considered offering it for sale, and I'm not likely...
11-13-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,489
Posted By Drillium Dude

BITD it was a Concor for me. When I started...

BITD it was a Concor for me. When I started seriously again with bikes (and specifically vintage ones) in the mid-90s I found the Flite seemed to have a good, transferable shape to older bikes, and...
11-12-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,489
Posted By Drillium Dude

Damn, 15fsport_350 - you broke the thread! ...

Damn, 15fsport_350 - you broke the thread!

Biggest collection of Flites I've ever seen, even an original Evolution (my fave rider). And I see you were one of the few early testers of the Brooks...
11-12-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,187
Posted By Drillium Dude

What a nicely done restoration! Deserves another...

What a nicely done restoration! Deserves another vintage build-up and an appreciative, appropriately-sized new owner. Here's hoping (it's too small for me) :)

DD
11-12-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,283
Posted By Drillium Dude

A quick update on this thread which I'd nearly...

A quick update on this thread which I'd nearly forgotten about.

The rims finally arrived and I dropped them at my LBS on Monday. The build will be completed with DT spokes, laced 3x to the...
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