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08-23-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,430
Posted By sincos

Just weighed the Rolls -- 364 g. My...

Just weighed the Rolls -- 364 g. My titanium-railed Turbo is 278 g, IIRC the regular Turbo was around 320 g, comparable to the Concor (which I also hate). So the Rolls is heavier, but hardly way...
08-21-21, 03:38 PM
08-14-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By sincos

Hoping that's the case here. My first real bike...

Hoping that's the case here. My first real bike was a Super Mirage (I think) made out of 2040 that might still be the sweetest handling bike I've ridden. This one's supposed to be full 172, but only...
08-14-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By sincos

Motobecane Grand Record

Hi all,
Recently picked up a MB Grand Record frame. It was advertised as a 1982, from the catalogs I'm guessing 1980, but AIUI the catalogs have sometimes a tenuous relationship with reality....
08-05-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 804
Posted By sincos

And here I thought you were braising a filet of...

And here I thought you were braising a filet of something ...
08-05-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,695
Posted By sincos

Well, I've only caught highlights on YT, but both...

Well, I've only caught highlights on YT, but both of the team pursuits are worth watching. In the women's, the Germans but the British over their knees and gave them a righteous spanking, nearly...
07-08-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,472
Posted By sincos

After that derny accident in 1969 which killed...

After that derny accident in 1969 which killed his driver, knocked him out for 45 minutes, broke his pelvis, and led to trapped nerves Merckx said he never again rode completely free from pain and...
06-20-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By sincos

Schwinn, just different enough to avoid lawyers....

Schwinn, just different enough to avoid lawyers. That's got to be intentionally taking the p*ss. Reminds me of a screenshot I saw from Mulan which had a rocket with "danger" written in simplified...
06-13-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,036
Posted By sincos

Hmm. Decent, unpretentious, much loved, well-used...

Hmm. Decent, unpretentious, much loved, well-used -- sounds like a winner to me! Definitely worth some TLC.

As for Clara, I'm sure I'm not the only one interested to see how that one turns out,...
06-11-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,036
Posted By sincos

You could say that :) Though these days probably...

You could say that :) Though these days probably only known to longtime racing fans and Colnagophiles -- Ernesto Colnago's first job (at 13 years old!) was at Gloria.
05-17-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By sincos

Had a little problem last year: ...

Had a little problem last year:

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Horrible clattering noise but the tire didn't...
05-11-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,874
Posted By sincos

Gino Bartali used to haul a trailer around on...

Gino Bartali used to haul a trailer around on training rides. When asked, he said it was for strength training. Of course, he was actually couriering for the Italian Resistance. He would roll up...
04-23-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By sincos

Is this a trick question? You need a Power Torque...

Is this a trick question? You need a Power Torque BB. These are external cups -- the spindle is built into the crank.
04-17-21, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,241
Posted By sincos

Bottecchia in the Alps, 1925 Tour. Though the...

Bottecchia in the Alps, 1925 Tour. Though the soundtrack was probably more like wheezing, swearing, and hacking up a lung. Of course his Automoto wasn't called a gravel bike, anymore than the...
03-11-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 900
Posted By sincos

Terreno Drys are available in 37mm. They're...

Terreno Drys are available in 37mm. They're marked 700x35c but are ETRTO 37-622. I have no experience with those, but my 700x38c TDs are also marked ETRTO 40-622 and come out to 40.2 and 40.3 mm....
03-02-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,559
Posted By sincos

Still doesn't explain why there are no well-known...

Still doesn't explain why there are no well-known German framebuilders from back then. There are well-known names from before WW1 from France, Italy, and England -- Atala, Bianchi, Legnano, Peugeot,...
02-27-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By sincos

Looks gorgeous. I've had experience with only one...

Looks gorgeous. I've had experience with only one Gitane ('85 Professionel), but it was my favorite bike ever, so I understand what you're saying. Which makes makes me feel churlish in saying it's...
01-24-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,190
Posted By sincos

Not to beat a dead horse but ... ...

Not to beat a dead horse but ...





You can hear it. Somehow in something like 25 years and many many 10s of Ks I've yet to cross chain unintentionally.


Not that I've ever generally...
01-11-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,457
Posted By sincos

That is awesome. Never even heard of BOA pedals...

That is awesome. Never even heard of BOA pedals before. So I guess the frame lays eggs and the pedals give live birth?
01-10-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3,486
Views: 856,240
Posted By sincos

Gorgeous bike. I had one quite like it, but an 85...

Gorgeous bike. I had one quite like it, but an 85 Professionel, nearly the same kit, except for Super Record crankset, 1/R stem, Cello over Cinelli tape, "aero" Victory seatpost, and 2nd gen Looks...
12-29-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 25,526
Posted By sincos

Pathletes who think MUTs are for setting PRs. ...

Pathletes who think MUTs are for setting PRs.
People who blow through stop signs and stop lights.
12-29-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 25,526
Posted By sincos

No twist in the strap either. What is this world...

No twist in the strap either. What is this world coming to?!?
12-29-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 132,491
Posted By sincos

Looks like caffeine to me as well. But take away...

Looks like caffeine to me as well. But take away the thing pointing down and to the left and you could put it in front of a chocolatier's. That would be theobromine, the main alkaloid in chocolate.
12-28-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 132,491
Posted By sincos

Awesome bike rack. That wouldn't have been in...

Awesome bike rack. That wouldn't have been in front of a coffee shop, perchance?
12-22-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,458
Posted By sincos

? ?? Rear view mirrors. It's a touring bike.

? ?? Rear view mirrors. It's a touring bike.
12-15-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,010
Posted By sincos

Short answer is easy: ride them both, get...

Short answer is easy: ride them both, get whichever you like better. I wouldn't sweat the DT storage: could be handy, but hardly a dealbreaker. The only wrong answer here is the one you like less.
12-13-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,496
Posted By sincos

That's a very nice set. I was curious if they all...

That's a very nice set. I was curious if they all shared a same "house feel" because for many years I had a Gitane, a 1985 531c Professionel with the gorgeous blue paint and the garish checkerboard...
12-12-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,496
Posted By sincos

Gorgeous bike (as are your other Gitanes. I've...

Gorgeous bike (as are your other Gitanes. I've always been partial to that Gitane blue. How's it ride? Is there a Gitane "house feel"among the bikes?
11-27-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,421
Posted By sincos

Coppi was Northern, modern, sophisticated (for a...

Coppi was Northern, modern, sophisticated (for a bike racer), and secular. His great rival Gino Bartali was pretty much the opposite: traditional, parochial, overtly pious. Many of Bartali's rivals...
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