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06-30-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 803
Posted By repechage

Sensible but you covered up the bar sticker on...

Sensible but you covered up the bar sticker on the LH side. We would start the tape beyond that.
06-30-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 407
Posted By repechage

I have been using the Soma SV SL Very tight...

I have been using the Soma SV SL
Very tight tire at first.
the folding bead does stretch

cannot complain but 150-155#
06-30-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By repechage

Old old tubulars had a valve stem bolted to the...

Old old tubulars had a valve stem bolted to the tube. ( completely threaded valve stem required)
more modern tires will have a molded base bonded or vulcanized to the tube.
a leak there is probably...
06-30-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 340
Posted By repechage

Vernier calipers are not designed well for the...

Vernier calipers are not designed well for the task of measuring a seat tube.

a telescoping bore gauge would be the reasonable cost way to go.

I would want to measure 3-4 cm below the opening,...
06-30-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,439
Posted By repechage

must be a cult

must be a cult
06-30-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,439
Posted By repechage

Colnago belongs, but had to top the era when...

Colnago belongs, but had to top the era when Ernesto supplied Merckx.
06-29-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By repechage

Don't seem to get Confente pricing right.

Don't seem to get Confente pricing right.
06-29-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 311
Posted By repechage

Thanks. There is a huge amount of brass at that...

Thanks. There is a huge amount of brass at that bottom bracket junction. Tesch basically took a standard cast bottom bracket and fit the tubes and stays OVER the spigots.
It is stiff. Not as stiff...
06-29-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 311
Posted By repechage

My S-22 is 124mm and "aligned", I paid a pittance...

My S-22 is 124mm and "aligned", I paid a pittance for it compared to that $2-3k valuation. On the west coast, not worth shipping.
06-28-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 311
Posted By repechage

How did you spread the rear triangle? Mine is...

How did you spread the rear triangle?
Mine is so stiff, I do not think it is worth the effort.

Sprint to Victory.
06-28-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,360
Posted By repechage

Anaheim is where the folk who cannot afford...

Anaheim is where the folk who cannot afford Newport Beach or Costa Mesa live.
But Sailboats are where its at. Vintage fiberglass.
06-28-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,360
Posted By repechage

Prices that meet or exceed New York prices.

Prices that meet or exceed New York prices.
06-28-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,360
Posted By repechage

25" frames will be in short supply. that written,...

25" frames will be in short supply. that written, tall guys are cheap.
"funds and space available"
Sequester some money for when the unicorn surfaces.
06-28-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 429
Posted By repechage

One can stand in a cold shower and tear up $100...

One can stand in a cold shower and tear up $100 bills also, oh wait, that is sailboat racing.

look for another one to strip the paint from
06-27-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,745
Posted By repechage

what is the date on the fork steerer? ...

what is the date on the fork steerer?
Interesting mix of bottom bracket ports and the fluted seat stay caps.
Those transfers would not be used long, from a silk screener's perspective, way way too...
06-27-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,745
Posted By repechage

They must have greyer hair than me. First I...

They must have greyer hair than me.
First I have been made aware of him, and I have been a student of vintage lightweights for over 23 years.
Cannot be aware of it all.

You are not doing your...
06-26-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,360
Posted By repechage

Kind of like certain Bridgestone models. the...

Kind of like certain Bridgestone models.
the reputation exceeds the product.
06-26-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By repechage

Kind of three Musketeers like.

Kind of three Musketeers like.
06-26-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,745
Posted By repechage

the lack of USA market awareness. plenty...

the lack of USA market awareness.

plenty unrecognized.
06-26-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,745
Posted By repechage

In the later 80's there was a bike shop on Union...

In the later 80's there was a bike shop on Union Street in SF that had a frame alignment table adjacent to the work area on the showroom floor, the boast was that all frames sold were aligned. Of...
06-26-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 538
Posted By repechage

6 point Impact driver sockets don't break. I...

6 point Impact driver sockets don't break.

I have had a Phil tool twist on me, gave the illusion of working... nooo,
usually if it is too tough with that tool I take the axle apart a bit and use...
06-26-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,745
Posted By repechage

A resurfaced thread. top five Italian builders...

A resurfaced thread.
top five Italian builders I think is near impossible.
possibly the prompt of other famous Italians mentioned not related to bicycles.

there were brands that had influence...
06-25-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 672
Posted By repechage

hose clamp but not standard. nearest available...

hose clamp but not standard.
nearest available today would be as packaged with some garden hose fittings for scale, not length of band.
you want Marine, all stainless steel
06-25-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 672
Posted By repechage

I used a TA welded aluminum cage in 1975 came...

I used a TA welded aluminum cage in 1975
came black with a gold fleck plastic retainer
and silver anodized with a black bottle retainer.
the black anodizing was more durable.

terrific not for...
06-25-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 803
Posted By repechage

I liked the stencil downtube graphics from when I...

I liked the stencil downtube graphics from when I first saw them in 1970.

maybe 1972 was a transition as other bikes assigned 1972 have a sticker there and slightly different appearance.
06-25-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 367
Posted By repechage

Interesting bike. the detail shots of the frame...

Interesting bike.
the detail shots of the frame show quite distressed paint.
the overall appeared better off.

the saddle is definitely adjusted to gelding territory.

interesting the Dynamo...
06-24-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,676
Posted By repechage

Thanks for the serial reports. may the next go...

Thanks for the serial reports.
may the next go well too.

I have always been careful, no guarantees that will help. My wife sits in ways that make me cringe, and is complaining of discomfort now.
06-22-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By repechage

In my view, '78 to '80 were kind of the dark days...

In my view, '78 to '80 were kind of the dark days for Colnago.
by 1983, they hit the stride again, for a while it was move it, move it, move it.
06-22-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By repechage

the number of brazed on top tube cable guides to...

the number of brazed on top tube cable guides to me appears to be a frame size attribute- bigger 3, smaller 2, when was the crossover ?
play the roulette wheel.
06-21-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,517
Posted By repechage

On the track I have used as high as 10.5 atm ...

On the track I have used as high as 10.5 atm
clement #1's
06-21-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By repechage

Alberto Masi used the "string of pearls" ...

Alberto Masi used the "string of pearls"
tubsets as well, on the Prestige and the Volumetrica.
there was one on eBay recently

those tubes have appeared elsewhere from time to time.

I missed...
06-20-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By repechage

No full chrome fork... '74-'75 my guess. I...

No full chrome fork... '74-'75 my guess.

I avoided buying a Colnago for 40 years, I now have three my size.
06-20-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By repechage

The VO French threaded BB I bought a while ago...

The VO French threaded BB I bought a while ago was correct, "RH" thread both sides.

I tried to use it but on TA cranks - the cranks walked in too much. The spindle is polished and plated on mine....
06-20-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,165
Posted By repechage

just say no to Häagen-Dazs ;)

just say no to Häagen-Dazs ;)
06-20-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By repechage

no budget to send a reporter and can't read french

no budget to send a reporter and can't read french
06-20-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By repechage

I dated a racer who shortened her shorts- totally...

I dated a racer who shortened her shorts- totally non race reg compliant but only the other women racers disapproved.
06-20-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,517
Posted By repechage

Note the blue translucent hot rod hose upgrades...

Note the blue translucent hot rod hose upgrades to a few.
06-19-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,371
Posted By repechage

he has made a business of buying inventory and...

he has made a business of buying inventory and reselling it. I have avoided buying.
06-19-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By repechage

The lower cup ding can be filed back or nudged...

The lower cup ding can be filed back or nudged out.
the crown race seat...
already borderline too small
I would suggest hand knurling it- stein makes such a tool
or taking a cold chisel and...
06-19-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 687
Posted By repechage

Nicely turned out. I would take some black...

Nicely turned out.
I would take some black paint- Tamiya ( solvent based ) to the rear mech to hide the scratches in the upper derailleur knuckle.

In general, these bikes had steep steering and...
06-18-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 443
Posted By repechage

curious geometry, the bottom bracket drop is...

curious geometry, the bottom bracket drop is minimal. One way to get a short seat tube.
bike is really Odd to me but it exists
06-18-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,511
Posted By repechage

I suggest if over 50, consider a work up by...

I suggest if over 50, consider a work up by professionals in the sports medicine practice.
I set aside a treadmill evaluation, put me on a bicycle ergometer, with proper pedals and crank length,...
06-18-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,390
Posted By repechage

ebay dropped the publication of questions and...

ebay dropped the publication of questions and answers. That is too bad.

Perhaps it is the Salvador Dali signature version?
06-18-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By repechage

By 1988, Corsa Record or one of the other ...

By 1988, Corsa Record or one of the other
Valentino era groups.
in thinking about the order of operations, after machining would be deburring, polishing and anodizing. I guess aggressive polishing...
06-16-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By repechage

Someone yanked the circlip :( otherwise very...

Someone yanked the circlip :(
otherwise very clean
06-16-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By repechage

The international was spec'd with Tubulars as OEM...

The international was spec'd with Tubulars as OEM in the 1970's,

quite a swath of frames.
06-16-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By repechage

https://electrek.co/2022/05/12/this-quiet-electric...

https://electrek.co/2022/05/12/this-quiet-electric-motorcycle-is-helping-ukrainian-snipers-fight-back-against-the-russians/amp/

these are paying their weight- they ditch the taillight though
06-16-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By repechage

CPSC- Consumer Product Safety Commission ...

CPSC- Consumer Product Safety Commission

they started in the Nixon administration and released the rules in the Carter term.

on the Record caliper the big tell is the quick release lever.
the...
06-16-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By repechage

universal pads were and are notorious. guys...

universal pads were and are notorious.
guys switched to Campagnolo pads and holders, Weinmann and even Dia-Compe.

you might find Kool Stop units. Much better.
06-16-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By repechage

that close up shows that translating it down will...

that close up shows that translating it down will probably reveal considerable paint damage on the down tube.
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