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07-24-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 773
Posted By sced

Evaporust works amazingly well

Evaporust works amazingly well
07-21-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,233
Posted By sced

Professionals were off-the-rack in standard sizes...

Professionals were off-the-rack in standard sizes and finish whereas the Super Mistrals were bespoke.
07-18-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,233
Posted By sced

Custom Super Mistral Fastback had all the bells...

Custom Super Mistral Fastback had all the bells and whistles Holdsworth offered in 1973. Originally came as an all Nuovo / Record 5 speed, tubulars, and Cinelli saddle.
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By sced

I wouldn't overthink it. Even the most...

I wouldn't overthink it. Even the most sophisticated bicycle one can buy is trivial when compared to a cell phone or a car. I doubt there are any real trade secrets in bike making.
07-13-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,292
Posted By sced

I picked Spain just to give it a shot in the arm,...

I picked Spain just to give it a shot in the arm, but I don't really have a preference other than "it's a good deal". I also have 2 Italians, 2 French, and a Limey. My Macario from Madrid.........
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06-30-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By sced

Custom 1973 Holdsworth Super Mistral, a Christmas...

Custom 1973 Holdsworth Super Mistral, a Christmas gift from my mom and dad. It underwent major plastic surgery last year.

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06-21-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 100,960
Posted By sced

There is some info here on cleaning up rust...

There is some info here on cleaning up rust before touching up paint https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1233011-small-rust-cleanup-paint.html#post22108637

One source for a complete repaint...
06-19-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By sced

1. scrape off rust 2. Evaporust 3. I bought...

1. scrape off rust
2. Evaporust
3. I bought at ACE years ago https://www.amazon.com/Ospho-605-Metal-Treatment/dp/B000C02CDG?th=1
4. paint

Evaporust + Ospho is a great combo for small parts...
05-29-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,513
Posted By sced

In 2011 I semi-restored my 1973 custom-made...

In 2011 I semi-restored my 1973 custom-made Holdsworth Super Mistral with a rattle can paint job that looked pretty good from about 5ft. It was a Xmas gift from my parents when I was 16. The paint...
05-26-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,900
Posted By sced

Viner Nemo 1990ish? ...

Viner Nemo 1990ish?


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05-25-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By sced

My condolences. You might consider splurging on...

My condolences. You might consider splurging on another bike to enjoy while you fix up the damaged one,
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By sced

A long time ago as a college student I toured...

A long time ago as a college student I toured Europe with a friend on my Holdsworth racing bike set up with a lot of gear. The stretch across the Apenines from Florence to Ravenna was a short steep...
05-21-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By sced

Safety Fast! ...

Safety Fast!

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05-21-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By sced

I'm wondering about beer...........

I'm wondering about beer...........
05-21-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By sced

Very impressive

Very impressive
05-13-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,003
Posted By sced

hmmmpff Arete:) My favorite is wabi-sabi /...

hmmmpff Arete:) My favorite is wabi-sabi / "beauty in imperfection". I use the expression allll ttthhhe tttiimme https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 18,286
Posted By sced

It's really obvious that this one has barely a...

It's really obvious that this one has barely a pulse. C&V has waaayyyy more activity, but the folks there are generally older and wiser, and have the entire history of cycling to chat about.
05-12-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,143
Posted By sced

My wife and I use aero helmets with "goggles"...

My wife and I use aero helmets with "goggles" that reduce wind noise around one's head so you can hear better.
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05-12-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,003
Posted By sced

Not to get flamed, but almost anybody can get...

Not to get flamed, but almost anybody can get nearly the same results on the lugs with an ultrafine tipped paint pen. Of greater interest to me is how the rectangles et al along the tubes are done?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,377
Posted By sced

My wife and I have been using aero helmets with...

My wife and I have been using aero helmets with magnetic clip-on "goggles" for about 3 years and really like them. We don't care about speed, but they are very quiet because they streamline airflow,...
05-06-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By sced

From the pics the bike looks fantastic. "Jolly...

From the pics the bike looks fantastic. "Jolly good show!"
05-03-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,526
Posted By sced

What kind of saddle is that?

What kind of saddle is that?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,377
Posted By sced

I know this is not scientific, but my wife...

I know this is not scientific, but my wife absolutely flies in her aero helmet. Got any videos about pink bike shorts?
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,973
Posted By sced

Riding a heavier / less efficient bike has merits

Riding a heavier / less efficient bike has merits
05-02-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,526
Posted By sced

1973 Super Mistral ...

1973 Super Mistral

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05-01-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 21,601
Posted By sced

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-01-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 21,601
Posted By sced

Wifey with her Pelizzoli Ciocc San Cristobol ...

Wifey with her Pelizzoli Ciocc San Cristobol

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04-29-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By sced

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-22-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,073
Posted By sced

I am not picky and generally don't spend more...

I am not picky and generally don't spend more than $20/tire, and except for tubulars always get tires with a PRB. I really miss the original Nashbar but have good luck on Ebay.

As for cars, the...
04-19-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 788
Posted By sced

joyrider

joyrider
04-07-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,442
Posted By sced

This is a great thread!!! The first fancy...

This is a great thread!!! The first fancy bicycles I ever saw were at Colley Avenue bike shop in Norfolk Va circa 1970 when I was 13. They had a green Gitane Tdf and red Super Corsa for sale. From...
03-31-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By sced

I have a 1st gen on a Viner with 50/34 chainrings...

I have a 1st gen on a Viner with 50/34 chainrings and 14-28 7spd freewheel and friction shifters. It's a great derailleur.
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03-20-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 100,960
Posted By sced

Rare Chronometro Ultralight on Ebay right now -...

Rare Chronometro Ultralight on Ebay right now - seems reasonably priced...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,165
Posted By sced

The $2-$3 tape on Ebay works as well as anything...

The $2-$3 tape on Ebay works as well as anything - easy to wrap, cleans easily, enough cushion, lots of colors
03-11-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By sced

Gel super glue is amazing stuff. You could also...

Gel super glue is amazing stuff. You could also just go with stainless clips.
02-15-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,523
Posted By sced

I call everything that I like with a bit of age...

I call everything that I like with a bit of age on it classic. I don't like calling my beautiful older racing bikes vintage. I reserve vintage for wine only.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,559
Posted By sced

You could just unwrap what you got, wrap some...

You could just unwrap what you got, wrap some double-sided "scotch" tape where you think you need it, and then re-wrap with your existing tape.

fwiw I buy the $2-$3 dollar tape on Ebay which comes...
01-18-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,640
Posted By sced

Maybe people buying today's new Bianchis don't...

Maybe people buying today's new Bianchis don't really know what they are buying into https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bianchi_(company)
01-11-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,232
Posted By sced

Gorgeous - I think 1st gen Chorus is the all-time...

Gorgeous - I think 1st gen Chorus is the all-time best looking group.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,282
Posted By sced

At this point, >47 years. And counting. ...

At this point, >47 years. And counting.

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01-08-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 939
Posted By sced

My Holdsworth is a 1973 which I ordered when I...

My Holdsworth is a 1973 which I ordered when I was 16. I was concerned about weight and stiffness, so it has 73 deg angles and seat stays brazed to the seat tube itself, which shortened the rear...
01-07-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 939
Posted By sced

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-07-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 939
Posted By sced

Needs new decals. I had a Holdsworth custom made...

Needs new decals. I had a Holdsworth custom made for me in 1973 and while it was a very nice bike, which I still have, the water slide decals were not clear coated and didn't look good for long.
01-04-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,020
Posted By sced

My wife shares my love of cycling. Here she is in...

My wife shares my love of cycling. Here she is in aero helmet and pink cycling shorts at speed on her Ciocc this past August.
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12-26-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,276
Posted By sced

I bought a restored Ciocc frameset for my wife...

I bought a restored Ciocc frameset for my wife off Ebay to replace her Bianchi that cracked through the lower headtube lug. She only weighs 118 lb so go figure. Anyway, the Ciocc's threads needed...
12-18-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,817
Posted By sced

Sun was very bright that day ...

Sun was very bright that day
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Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,929
Posted By sced

My wife has 2 of these...

My wife has 2 of these https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083KB6ZLQ/ref=twister_B083K9T65B?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 which allow her to hit 11

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12-11-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,391
Posted By sced

I heartily second spd pedals + MTB shoes one can...

I heartily second spd pedals + MTB shoes one can walk around in, and maybe puncture resistant belted tires
12-03-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,878
Posted By sced

Zeus Pista Track Pedal Pair, Light Use, 9/16,...

Zeus Pista Track Pedal Pair, Light Use, 9/16, 1970s/80shttps://www.ebay.com/itm/Zeus-Pista-Track-Pedal-Pair-Light-Use-9-16-1970s-80s/164422517454?hash=item26485882ce:g:4mcAAOSwCXBeJ1n5
11-22-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,823
Posted By sced

My wife at speed in her pink bike shorts, August...

My wife at speed in her pink bike shorts, August 2020. I was riding a bit in front of her and had to turn way around to take the...
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