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07-24-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By bikingshearer

I have not seen or heard about saddle police at...

I have not seen or heard about saddle police at Eroica CA.

Besides, with that beautiful cromovelato Wilier Trestina frame, no one is going to be looking at the saddle.
07-23-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By bikingshearer

I have lots of wool jerseys, but they're all...

I have lots of wool jerseys, but they're all modern merino wool or merino wool blend repros. Too many, in fact. But I don't think they qualify.

I also have way too many modern fabric jerseys,...
07-22-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By bikingshearer

Greg Knapp passed away at 11:32 this morning. ...

Greg Knapp passed away at 11:32 this morning. Here's the East Bay Times article...
07-21-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,286
Posted By bikingshearer

There is no way this was marketed as a "sports...

There is no way this was marketed as a "sports touring" frame when it was built c.1965. It's just the way Cino designed them. But with the 108cm wheelbase, the 73* HT angle, the 72.5* ST angle and...
07-21-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 740
Posted By bikingshearer

They don't and they aren't.

They don't and they aren't.
Replies: 30
Views: 849
Posted By bikingshearer

Ride that bike like you stole it - because you...

Ride that bike like you stole it - because you sorta-kinda did. In a completely legit, arm's-length transaction sort of way, of course. :thumb:
07-20-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By bikingshearer

Meh. That is sooooo 1969 . . . . :innocent:

Meh. That is sooooo 1969 . . . . :innocent:
Replies: 32
Views: 610
Posted By bikingshearer

And isn't that a great feeling? May it remain...

And isn't that a great feeling? May it remain thus.
Replies: 32
Views: 610
Posted By bikingshearer

n+1 strikes again. Nice score. If it...

n+1 strikes again.

Nice score. If it looks anywhere close to as good in person as it does in the photos (and assuming there are no hidden disasters), ya done good.
07-15-21, 12:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 908
Posted By bikingshearer

That one's a bit tall for me. At 6'3". I'm not...

That one's a bit tall for me. At 6'3". I'm not that tall.
07-13-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By bikingshearer

Yes, it is sacrilege. Do it anyway. I have....

Yes, it is sacrilege. Do it anyway. I have. Repeatedly. I think old lugged steel frames with Campagnolo 10sp triple drivetrains and brifters (and dual-pivot brakes) are the bee's knees. The sun still...
07-13-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 468
Posted By bikingshearer

You swapped out a crank, a handlebar and stem and...

You swapped out a crank, a handlebar and stem and rewrapped the bars. I can do all that, too, but it takes me a lot longer, my hands inevitably get much dirtier, I invariably drop or misplace...
07-13-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 908
Posted By bikingshearer

I can't be there in person, but I will be there...

I can't be there in person, but I will be there in spirit. So will this. I mean, I built it up specifically with Cino (and Eroica) in mind (with the pedals swapped out, of course). Maybe 2023 (he...
07-13-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks for the heads-up. It looks like Happy...

Thanks for the heads-up. It looks like Happy Valley is closed from Bear Creek Rd to the first haripin from this Thursday until Halloween. They are just taking bids on the Pinehurst project (at the...
07-12-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,167
Posted By bikingshearer

And what would Brian Boitano do?

And what would Brian Boitano do?
07-12-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,167
Posted By bikingshearer

Country of origin doesn't really enter into it...

Country of origin doesn't really enter into it for me. Okay, I don't want a French frame, not because they are worse than others, but because I don't want to deal with French threading standards -...
07-12-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By bikingshearer

FWIW, according to Google Maps, that address is...

FWIW, according to Google Maps, that address is now a Baptist church. Kind of makes sense: churches and high-end bike shops are both places of worship.
07-12-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,406
Posted By bikingshearer

Love the new press release. It would be...

Love the new press release. It would be refreshing to see them actually release this.

And speaking of reissue wool kit, here is the Christmas present I got for myself with the wife's blessing....
07-12-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 508
Posted By bikingshearer

SL, SP, SLX and SPX are all the same steel, or at...

SL, SP, SLX and SPX are all the same steel, or at least they were into the 1980s, maybe later. SLX is SL with added helical ribs at tube ends for added stiffness at the joints. SP is SL with...
07-12-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,406
Posted By bikingshearer

Rub me the wrong way? Not really. Cynical...

Rub me the wrong way? Not really. Cynical laughter (chuckle, really)? Yes, because of the perceived need to obfuscate the reasons for the deal and the over-the-top BS used to do the obfuscating. ...
07-09-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,406
Posted By bikingshearer

"I recognized in Victor Luis the perfect...

"I recognized in Victor Luis the perfect understanding of my vision of merging cycling with art, culture, design, technology and competition, combined with an undisputed and proven managerial and...
07-09-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,483
Posted By bikingshearer

I stand by my previous comments (post 29, above),...

I stand by my previous comments (post 29, above), but let's give Cavendish his due as a sprinter. He did not win all of his niw 34 stages through perfect lead-outs. Over the years, he also showed...
07-08-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,483
Posted By bikingshearer

Bugs me? Saying it bugs me is probably...

Bugs me? Saying it bugs me is probably overstating it. I would prefer that Eddy keep that record, not because I have anything against Cavendish (his story this year is pretty inspiring and his...
07-05-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By bikingshearer

FWIW, in 2020, I asked and was affirmatively...

FWIW, in 2020, I asked and was affirmatively permitted to go through with a cheery "Have a good Fourth." They are there to prevent idiots with fire works.
07-03-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,824
Posted By bikingshearer

You're preaching to the choir, Brother Scott. ...

You're preaching to the choir, Brother Scott. I'll get there some day. Definitely not this year, probably not next year. I'm targeting 2023.
07-02-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By bikingshearer

Yup, that's where it is on the drop out as well.

Yup, that's where it is on the drop out as well.
07-02-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,824
Posted By bikingshearer

Hey, if you can make it up Mt. Diablo, you can...

Hey, if you can make it up Mt. Diablo, you can make it up that. Probably.

Just adapt my mantra: I may be slow, but I make up for it by stopping a lot.:innocent:
07-02-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,824
Posted By bikingshearer

I hate all of you. There is no way I can make...

I hate all of you. There is no way I can make this work this year, and probably no way next year, and I am insanely jealous.:(

Of course, this is probably a good thing for ya'll because, with my...
07-02-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By bikingshearer

And they wouldn't be wrong.

And they wouldn't be wrong.
07-02-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By bikingshearer

Does this rear-derailleur-shaped object have an...

Does this rear-derailleur-shaped object have an end of a spring sticking out of the RD and into the mounting plate? Some Campy rear drop outs had a little hole just above where the RD screwed in for...
06-29-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By bikingshearer

Two legendary ones in Marin are the Bovine Bakery...

Two legendary ones in Marin are the Bovine Bakery in Pt. Reyes Station and the Tomales Bakery in (wait for it) Tomales. Both right on Hwy 1. Both popular with cyclists and humans of other stripes and...
06-27-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 558
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks for the great info, folks. I never used...

Thanks for the great info, folks. I never used to have issues installing KMC master links - I was able to get them to work by just pulling on them. The previous one or two were hard - I was...
06-26-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 558
Posted By bikingshearer

I have the Park pliers to remove the master link,...

I have the Park pliers to remove the master link, but I di dnot know there was one for installing them. Who makes one and, if possible, what does it look like?
06-26-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 558
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks for the suggestions. Trailangel’s quick...

Thanks for the suggestions. Trailangel’s quick and dirty tip seems to have worked.

And yes, the link says “10s” on it It better have, as it is what came in the sealed package with the...
06-26-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 558
Posted By bikingshearer

Just tried that and it appears to have worked. ...

Just tried that and it appears to have worked. Many thanks.:thumb: I would not have thought of that for a long time, if ever.
06-26-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 558
Posted By bikingshearer

KMC master link - is it me or is it KMC

I am installing a new KMC 10sp chain, replacing an old KMC 10sp chain. The new master link simply will not click into place. It slides right into place off the chain, but resists all attempts to...
06-25-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By bikingshearer

It doesn't have to be an either/or, you know. It...

It doesn't have to be an either/or, you know. It could be both. :innocent:

I don't know if Cino doubled up on numbers or not. My guess is he didn't know, either, but that's just a guess. The...
06-25-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By bikingshearer

The Velo Retro timeline page...

The Velo Retro timeline page (http://www.velo-retro.com/cinellitline.html) is the best guide I've found for dating Cinelli frames. Based on it, your appears to be very early 1970s, but you can draw...
06-25-21, 03:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks for posting this. I just completed the...

Thanks for posting this. I just completed the survey.
06-21-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,009
Posted By bikingshearer

Right kind of wrench, wrong size. Campy 2-bolts...

Right kind of wrench, wrong size. Campy 2-bolts need a 10mm wrench. But that is exactly the kind of ratchet end you want.
06-20-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,043
Posted By bikingshearer

Patience and persistence are key, especially in...

Patience and persistence are key, especially in your (small) size. I had the opposite problem; I need big frames (at least 62cm, 64cm is better). Frames at the outer edges are out there, but you...
06-20-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,043
Posted By bikingshearer

In a word, yes. Temperature matters a great deal...

In a word, yes. Temperature matters a great deal - heat the tubes too much and the joint is brittle and weaker. Don't miter the tubes right and the joint is weaker. Alignment matters a lot.
...
06-20-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,009
Posted By bikingshearer

Agree with everything Charles Wahl said with one...

Agree with everything Charles Wahl said with one amendment. If the box end of the pictured wrench is ratcheted (available at any decent hardware store or on line), the job is pretty darn easy. The...
06-19-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,043
Posted By bikingshearer

Some owners of Bianchis, De Rosas, Masis, and...

Some owners of Bianchis, De Rosas, Masis, and Pogliaghis (to name a few) might beg to differ.:D
06-19-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,043
Posted By bikingshearer

Yes, some smaller some builders made frames every...

Yes, some smaller some builders made frames every bit as good, if not better, than the name brands. There are also smaller builders whose product was not as good. Ya pays y'r money and ya takes y'r...
06-19-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,009
Posted By bikingshearer

This. Absolutely, 100% this.

This. Absolutely, 100% this.
06-17-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 20,429
Views: 3,508,186
Posted By bikingshearer

!,500? Maybe he meant to list the price in yen.

!,500? Maybe he meant to list the price in yen.
06-17-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,518
Posted By bikingshearer

Here she is circa 1848. The first First Lady to...

Here she is circa 1848. The first First Lady to be photographed, albeit more than 30 years after James left office. What any of this has to do with snack cakes or bike touring is beyond me....
06-17-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,518
Posted By bikingshearer

The First Lady, or the snack cakes? Either...

The First Lady, or the snack cakes?

Either way, I'm glad gugie was okay. Smart move sagging; heat stroke is no joke. It is far better that our Death Marches are figurative and not literal.
06-17-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,841
Posted By bikingshearer

And I'm one of 'em, truth be told. Well,, up to...

And I'm one of 'em, truth be told. Well,, up to 10sp anyway. ;)
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