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10-02-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,751
Posted By iab

The picture of your bike in a protected lane. ...

The picture of your bike in a protected lane. I'd ballpark it at about 6-foot wide. Your average person on a regular bike is plooting along at 10mph. Any class ebike it takes zero effort to double...
10-02-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,751
Posted By iab

I haven't noticed the car thing you say in my...

I haven't noticed the car thing you say in my neck of the woods. Always have been carholes, always will be carholes. I keep a tally of offending cars for the commuting season. Back to pre-pandemic...
10-01-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,615
Posted By iab

I'd point out the changes in frame design up...

I'd point out the changes in frame design up until the 80s were mostly due to changes in road conditions. "Steep" angles of 80s road bikes were no steeper than track bikes from the 50s & 60s. Also,...
10-01-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,615
Posted By iab

The double aughts with 953, Spirit and XCR...

The double aughts with 953, Spirit and XCR tubing.

Cinelli XCR

https://live.staticflickr.com/8024/7230277044_1f5a9aab4f_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/c1V4t3)Cinelli XCR with Super Record 001...
10-01-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By iab

Actually, not well known, C&V is not just...

Actually, not well known, C&V is not just nostalgia.

1. Penny Farthing
2. 1920s Alcyon, Henri Desgrange's vision
3. 1932 Frejus with Vittoria Margherita. I believe the first Worlds to be won...
10-01-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,167
Posted By iab

Not badged Confente, but pre-USA and supposedly...

Not badged Confente, but pre-USA and supposedly the first Confente-made stay stiffeners. Just hanging there in the shop. Lovely bike.
...
09-30-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 906
Posted By iab

They never had no beef so then he washed off the...

They never had no beef so then he washed off the soap and brushed the gold teeth.
09-27-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,167
Posted By iab

I didn't know soup can was a compliment. My bad....

I didn't know soup can was a compliment. My bad.

And we were talking about Cino Cinelli and Mario Confente, not the bikes they manufactured that have uncanny similarities, or at least how you...
09-27-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By iab

Brief California talk. It's a full bio,...

Brief California talk. It's a full bio, California was a small part of his life. It's in Italian and a not so great English translation.
09-27-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,167
Posted By iab

The adage of it's better to burn out than fade...

The adage of it's better to burn out than fade away has always held true. I don't know why people are surprised or confused by that. Just is.

As for how bikes "ride". Fortunately I'm no princess...
09-27-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,167
Posted By iab

I don't. But the similarities between the two...

I don't. But the similarities between the two are uncanny yet you have high praise for one yet disdain for the other. I was just curious as to why. You don't have to say.

I have ridden a...
09-27-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By iab

I like this one better. ...

I like this one better.

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09-27-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,167
Posted By iab

So was Mario Confente. Why don't you hold him in...

So was Mario Confente. Why don't you hold him in the same regard?
09-27-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,167
Posted By iab

Cino Cinelli most definitely did not "come up"...

Cino Cinelli most definitely did not "come up" with fastback stays nor a sloping fork crown. Umberto Dei was using the fastback and Beltramo was using a sloping crown in the 30s, 40s and 50s. Cino...
09-27-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,167
Posted By iab

Why?

Why?
09-27-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,167
Posted By iab

Wait. Are you saying a manufacturer stuck to...

Wait. Are you saying a manufacturer stuck to their claims of laterally stiff yet vertically compliant performance enhancements?

Let's talk then. I got a bridge to sell ....
09-25-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,372
Posted By iab

Well, there will still be hand wringing. Can't...

Well, there will still be hand wringing. Can't stop that. Still worth it then?
09-25-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,372
Posted By iab

Nailed it. But you forgot the part about coming...

Nailed it. But you forgot the part about coming to this forum and wringing your hands for at least 3 pages,

PS - And no matter where you sell or buy, there will always be a-hole sellers and buyers.
09-22-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,564
Posted By iab

Well that's a keeper.

Well that's a keeper.
09-21-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By iab

Pay a guy/gal. Why would anyone think this...

Pay a guy/gal.

Why would anyone think this is easy or cheap?
09-19-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,557
Posted By iab

oooooo, an old thread. I have a couple more...

oooooo, an old thread. I have a couple more since then to add.


Siamt

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51706226776_3c3f377d22_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mM6VNy)Siamt 01...
09-18-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,721
Posted By iab

Poor performance when compared to downtube...

Poor performance when compared to downtube shifting.
09-18-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,673
Posted By iab

Saved the best for last, the support, the only...

Saved the best for last, the support, the only thing organizers can provide. Roads are free. And as expected, nothing better in the midwest, perhaps anywhere. Check-in was a lemon blueberry scone...
09-18-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,673
Posted By iab

Lovely day for a ride and what a lovely ride it...

Lovely day for a ride and what a lovely ride it was. I decided not to ride the Rola. The ride profile (and was) showed a bunch of rollers. I didn't want to deal with fixed on the descents. So I...
09-18-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 839
Posted By iab

Lake Namakagon, Wisconsin.

Lake Namakagon, Wisconsin.
09-17-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By iab

Production was moved from Torino to Milano, to...

Production was moved from Torino to Milano, to the best of my knowledge, in 1951. There are several Torinese I know of who do not care much at all of the Milanese-made Frejus.

And yes, the...
09-17-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 839
Posted By iab

I enjoyed a lovely evening the other day. ...

I enjoyed a lovely evening the other day.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52362304235_ebbdb72905_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nM5uLT)Up North 41 (https://flic.kr/p/2nM5uLT) by iabisdb...
09-16-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,471
Views: 177,169
Posted By iab

Been a poor year of riding for me, unfortunate...

Been a poor year of riding for me, unfortunate circumstances. I did see some giant chickens and other stuff this last week.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52362194744_5bc4e7da66_k.jpg...
09-16-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,471
Views: 177,169
Posted By iab

We have elk crossing signs all over the place by...

We have elk crossing signs all over the place by our cabin. In over 50 years, haven't seen a single one. Just complaining about that to the local bartender up there. :(
09-16-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,070
Posted By iab

Namakagon river. ...

Namakagon river.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52362116768_4dc0ca09fc_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nM4x3G)Up North 28 (https://flic.kr/p/2nM4x3G) by iabisdb...
09-16-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By iab

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52361884331_5e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52361884331_5e0de4c2b9_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nM3kXa)Up North 17 (https://flic.kr/p/2nM3kXa) by iabisdb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/68123172@N03/), on Flickr...
09-12-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 120
Posted By iab

When in doubt, St. Sheldon will show you the way....

When in doubt, St. Sheldon will show you the way.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/spocalc.htm

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html
09-05-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 658
Posted By iab

On the wider side, 25-28mm??? Skinny hard ones...

On the wider side, 25-28mm??? Skinny hard ones for sure can be found on the cheap. But is there a "cheap" wide tubular? I don't mind spending way too much on tires, but I am curious to know...
09-05-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,092
Posted By iab

Are there any other options other than crochet or...

Are there any other options other than crochet or driving gloves?
09-05-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,904
Posted By iab

There is nothing special about that hub. Chrome...

There is nothing special about that hub. Chrome flaked/rusted off. Then hit with a wire brush.
09-04-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By iab

Chrome plating was commercially available in the...

Chrome plating was commercially available in the early/mid 1930s. Most Italian bike manufacturers used the process for components and forks. While used on some frames then, it did not get popular...
09-04-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,811
Posted By iab

But really, use a hammer to take 1 crank arm off....

But really, use a hammer to take 1 crank arm off. It is lee work than not removing it.
09-04-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,811
Posted By iab

Proper old school method. Add oil through the...

Proper old school method. Add oil through the oil port.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4622/39818024481_d2fbe82479_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23EzMrt)Frejus043 (https://flic.kr/p/23EzMrt) by iabisdb...
09-03-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,095
Posted By iab

Many, maybe most Bs were sold as framesets. Put...

Many, maybe most Bs were sold as framesets. Put on whatever floats your boat. It will be "correct".
08-31-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 36,728
Posted By iab

Any relation to Ouellette sisters out of Madison...

Any relation to Ouellette sisters out of Madison WI? Mimi, Gigi and Meg? Ooo la la.
08-31-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,221
Posted By iab

One of the judges is very Frejus biased. He...

One of the judges is very Frejus biased. He could have sold that exact bike back in the day so he knew all the bits that should be there.
08-31-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By iab

Talked about the Texas takeover last year. ...

Talked about the Texas takeover last year.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1234398-cinelli-has-sold-again.html
08-30-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,221
Posted By iab

I think it is #50. Not positive,

I think it is #50. Not positive,
08-30-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,221
Posted By iab

Typo. 1975.

Typo. 1975.
08-30-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,221
Posted By iab

Trophies: Best original paint: 1957 Paramount...

Trophies:
Best original paint:
1957 Paramount

Best repaint:
Camille Daudon

Best example of bike craft:
Gangl - 1985 753 red/white/blue bike
08-28-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,221
Posted By iab

I thought I saw Bianchigirll walk through the...

I thought I saw Bianchigirll walk through the show. I was chatting with someone and never saw you again. I'm sorry I couldn't introduce myself.
08-28-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,221
Posted By iab

Seems to me you are making a lot of assumptions...

Seems to me you are making a lot of assumptions of what was shown and what people do with their bikes. Sometimes you can enjoy a ride as is and don't have to "optimize" it as a "rider". ...
08-27-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,673
Posted By iab

Yes! Business trip postponed!

Yes!

Business trip postponed!
08-23-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,673
Posted By iab

This one? ...

This one?

https://live.staticflickr.com/295/18841719209_7f49bc342e_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uGYJFK)Farm 020 (https://flic.kr/p/uGYJFK) by iabisdb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/68123172@N03/), on...
08-23-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,880
Posted By iab

During and after. Cappuccino before 10am,...

During and after. Cappuccino before 10am, espresso after. Preferably brewed in an Italian cafe.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4697/26556966258_7cddf11bfe_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GsKoQA)Ghisallo...
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