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06-27-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,513
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: 66
Views: 5,513
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: 102
Views: 2,361
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: 245
Posted By repechage

Kind of three Musketeers like.

Kind of three Musketeers like.
06-26-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,513
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: 66
Views: 5,513
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: 24
Views: 405
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: 66
Views: 5,513
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: 637
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: 637
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: 32
Views: 735
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: 356
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: 1,661
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: 567
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: 567
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: 2,483
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: 216
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: 567
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: 327
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: 63
Views: 1,103
Posted By repechage

just say no to Häagen-Dazs ;)

just say no to Häagen-Dazs ;)
06-20-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 668
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: 668
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: 2,483
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: 2,361
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: 223
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: 424
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: 1,489
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: 1,375
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: 212
Posted By repechage

Someone yanked the circlip :( otherwise very...

Someone yanked the circlip :(
otherwise very clean
06-16-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
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: 753
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: 324
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: 324
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: 320
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.
06-16-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By repechage

yes, but often there are bottom bracket spigots...

yes, but often there are bottom bracket spigots that prevent that.
dropping it down also requires longer cable, not a huge amount but. Test, don't guess.
06-16-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By repechage

Probably the way to verify if there is a actual...

Probably the way to verify if there is a actual crack or just a paint failure would be to scratch off the paint- especially in the first image - and look with a loop.
sanding might hide it.
pocket...
06-15-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,489
Posted By repechage

Biopace I think encourages a lower cadence. I...

Biopace I think encourages a lower cadence. I have them on my mtb, but the big ring there is round.
06-15-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,444
Posted By repechage

That was a while ago, if you look at his more...

That was a while ago, if you look at his more recent image streams, the quantity of pins has increased.
From my observation, he has refined what he does over time to control things as much as...
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By repechage

I vote unfair

I vote unfair
06-14-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By repechage

Not sure where can be seen but locally before...

Not sure where can be seen but locally before sunrise all the planets can be seen in the SE to S horizon, in order.
wont be able to see the last two gas giants without magnification but they are...
06-14-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 768
Posted By repechage

Add in my original user name that went haywire...

Add in my original user name that went haywire and unretrievable after a forum software upgrade, over 20k now.

as I recall T-Mar pointed to a limit but returned at some point.
06-14-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,444
Posted By repechage

A book could be written, but one needs to read...

A book could be written, but one needs to read and speak Italian.
06-14-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,489
Posted By repechage

My Dr. was more interested in recovery time, how...

My Dr. was more interested in recovery time, how long to get back to a resting heart rate.
Forget all what was posted, go see your Dr. maybe a sports oriented one, get a work up and know.

There...
06-14-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,489
Posted By repechage

This "zone 2" description, I have no idea what...

This "zone 2" description, I have no idea what that really means.
06-14-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 914
Posted By repechage

Some inexpensive French hubs may not be worth...

Some inexpensive French hubs may not be worth even cutting out, but the freewheels if not worn out are escalating in value. Atom or "regina"assembly scheme and axle and cone sets if the races are...
06-14-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,964
Posted By repechage

I will file your comments in the armchair...

I will file your comments in the armchair competitor file.
06-14-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,964
Posted By repechage

that is extraneous to position on a bike. I...

that is extraneous to position on a bike.

I do note that in any one gear my 50 year old race bikes are nearly as effective. They will be less "aero" than a bike with a tuned tire and rim set, but...
06-13-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By repechage

I laughed when she was a guest on one of the late...

I laughed when she was a guest on one of the late night talk shows and came out in character as Zuul.
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