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10-03-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 757
Posted By Drillium Dude

Oh, I know how the paint process goes for...

Oh, I know how the paint process goes for finishes such as this. I also know the various ways chrome is done; no stranger to how these two-wheeled machines are finished. The reason for my suggestion:...
10-03-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 819
Posted By Drillium Dude

Now you need to build that Super Leggera frame...

Now you need to build that Super Leggera frame into a bike and sport that while riding it, Van.

DD
10-03-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 757
Posted By Drillium Dude

Gonna disagree and say I'm sure the fork is in...

Gonna disagree and say I'm sure the fork is in its original, fully-chromed condition. However, at some point in its life, the fork was neglected and ended up rust-spotted along the legs in the dull...
10-03-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By Drillium Dude

Your Cliff Claven-type is simply repeating "what...

Your Cliff Claven-type is simply repeating "what he heard", and doing his part to ensure the continuation of what is basically a long-standing urban legend, if you will. I've heard the same story at...
10-02-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By Drillium Dude

The only thing I can say with 100% certainty is...

The only thing I can say with 100% certainty is that skewer is genuine.

dd
10-01-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5,419
Views: 613,178
Posted By Drillium Dude

Second time I've had to do cosmetic and slight...

Second time I've had to do cosmetic and slight structural repair on this Flite Evolution (this time, the damage was sustained after being hit by a car):
...
10-01-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 31,062
Posted By Drillium Dude

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https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x800/image_9d342897ad27f145dd35f48b3ed91275ccc901b5.png

DD
09-29-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 628
Posted By Drillium Dude

It appeared to be bakelite to me, too, but I...

It appeared to be bakelite to me, too, but I believe that stuff was played out by the mid-70s?

Thanks for bringing phenolic to my vocabulary; I'm almost as excited as the day I discovered what an...
09-28-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,237
Posted By Drillium Dude

Since the frame has blue panels, might the blue...

Since the frame has blue panels, might the blue be the base color, then the silver went down last while the blue panels were masked off? I think that's what's going on here.

DD
09-28-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,522
Views: 206,731
Posted By Drillium Dude

Done and done - and I appreciate the information...

Done and done - and I appreciate the information regarding provenance ;)

DD
09-28-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,522
Views: 206,731
Posted By Drillium Dude

I had a similar jersey, same sponsor, years ago...

I had a similar jersey, same sponsor, years ago but it was too small. This sounds like it will fit perfectly. In other words: I would like to claim this :)

DD
09-27-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 628
Posted By Drillium Dude

Kinda looks like a thin wafer of fiberglass or...

Kinda looks like a thin wafer of fiberglass or fiberboard, you know, the stuff similar to computer boards back in the 60s and 70s?

Probably an early, lightweight, and thin dust shield which...
09-27-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,154
Posted By Drillium Dude

Not that Mark would oblige me, but I'd like to...

Not that Mark would oblige me, but I'd like to find one for cheap so's I could have it converted to 650b and cantis, just to see what all the fuss is about. 650b and cantis fuss, you understand.

DD
09-27-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Drillium Dude

My second Italian bike, and my first Colnago -...

My second Italian bike, and my first Colnago - well, mine was an 89 XL, specced in exactly the same way as the one in the Flickr link. Rode it for a couple/three years, a capable enough machine, but...
09-27-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Drillium Dude

Looks like a legit Gios - perhaps a Professional,...

Looks like a legit Gios - perhaps a Professional, which had the rubber caps at either end of the internally-routed brake cable. Could be somebody did some brazing of those two metal bits when the...
09-27-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Drillium Dude

Fify. DD

Fify.

DD
09-27-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,154
Posted By Drillium Dude

Longevity? That's surely one reason we're on...

Longevity?

That's surely one reason we're on page five and still discussing the mystique rather than the ride. Short production period, small numbers, exquisite results. But the first two, plus a...
09-27-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5,240
Views: 556,692
Posted By Drillium Dude

As noted, Exa-Drive is what I have, and since...

As noted, Exa-Drive is what I have, and since there's not damage to the hub, I'm keeping it.

Update: Rim is toast. LBS is looking for a pair of rims for me, to build up the existing hubs with new...
09-26-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,569
Posted By Drillium Dude

So pivotal to davester was that post, he had to...

So pivotal to davester was that post, he had to quote/post it twice :)

You aren't alone, Dave - the Golden Boy's post sums up my personal collecting aesthetic/reasoning, too. He's just way better...
09-25-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,569
Posted By Drillium Dude

Bump for those that attended Trexlertown Velofest...

Bump for those that attended Trexlertown Velofest 2022: are we in a recession or experiencing a resurgence?

DD
09-25-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19,575
Views: 2,448,816
Posted By Drillium Dude

Thanks - I appreciate that. Yeah, it's not been...

Thanks - I appreciate that. Yeah, it's not been one of my better bike-riding stretches, that's for sure. Hopefully the insurance takes care of everything borked on the bike, and fortunately I...
09-25-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,095
Posted By Drillium Dude

Funny, I saw both posts about the time they went...

Funny, I saw both posts about the time they went up (night-owl that I sometimes am), and I thought perhaps he'd broken into the stock remaining from his now-defunct wine bar.

Tho I'd like to see...
Replies: 104
Views: 8,705
Posted By Drillium Dude

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https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/700x525/stormy_weather_ahead_ecec609d8a7dc9d34b0262eb7ba6f54c3c260491.jpg

DD
09-24-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19,575
Views: 2,448,816
Posted By Drillium Dude

You're not kidding, and I've been wondering...

You're not kidding, and I've been wondering myself what kind of gremlin(s) have been following me 'round as of late! But then again, I've been riding an awful lot, so perhaps more stuff is bound to...
09-24-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,874
Posted By Drillium Dude

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https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/498x280/image_a51016718b31082ea00b61a54353473b709f91d3.png

I hope it doesn't last much longer.

DD
09-24-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,667
Posted By Drillium Dude

I didn't know that - fascinating! Especially that...

I didn't know that - fascinating! Especially that two pros were going for the modern gearing and 'vintage' look. Although I'm sure in their cases it was all about comfort of familiarity.
...
09-24-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19,575
Views: 2,448,816
Posted By Drillium Dude

Yes, same saddle. And after looking at it in more...

Yes, same saddle. And after looking at it in more detail, I may be able to affect yet another repair. Fingers crossed...

DD
09-24-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,031
Posted By Drillium Dude

JoeBass Awesome! You just upped the game for all...

JoeBass Awesome! You just upped the game for all of us when it comes to ride documentation; chapeau :)

DD
09-24-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5,240
Views: 556,692
Posted By Drillium Dude

It appears that's Exa-Drive - seems I can just...

It appears that's Exa-Drive - seems I can just make out one of the spline lands is narrower than the rest, which is my configuration. And that's a machined-sidewall MA3, isn't it? That might just be...
09-24-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,667
Posted By Drillium Dude

Naw, you don't have low standards :) For me,...

Naw, you don't have low standards :)

For me, what I was able to detect in direct comparison was that the calipers seemed to flex more compared with the Campy Record calipers. Even when I...
09-24-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5,240
Views: 556,692
Posted By Drillium Dude

Thank you! I just dropped off the wheel this...

Thank you!

I just dropped off the wheel this afternoon at my LBS, and they're gonna give it a go. No promises, so I'm still on the lookout for a replacement. Will need to match the cassette...
09-24-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5,240
Views: 556,692
Posted By Drillium Dude

Nope, I was riding it - but became detached from...

Nope, I was riding it - but became detached from it pretty fast when his bumper met my rear wheel! But all will be rectified in the end :)

DD
09-24-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5,240
Views: 556,692
Posted By Drillium Dude

Oh, I'm fine - just some superficial cuts,...

Oh, I'm fine - just some superficial cuts, thanks! The gentleman stopped, and called PD/Fire, plus contacted his insurance company and took full responsibility. It'll take a few days/weeks, but I'll...
09-24-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5,240
Views: 556,692
Posted By Drillium Dude

Got hit from behind by a car last night, damaging...

Got hit from behind by a car last night, damaging my rear wheel to the point it'll likely need to be replaced.

Does anyone have an 8-speed wheelset, using Campy Chorus/Record hubs with Exa-Drive...
09-23-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19,575
Views: 2,448,816
Posted By Drillium Dude

Was on a short trip to the corner store, but only...

Was on a short trip to the corner store, but only made it as far as the corner before getting hit from behind by a car. Taco'd the rear wheel; looks like it's toast. Fatal damage to the Flite carbon...
09-23-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By Drillium Dude

Aftermarket stuff - not factory: ...

Aftermarket stuff - not factory:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1268x1600/image_e6874c7091a6c3ca0514a25af2f503109a5a7c32.png

Note the blurb at upper right in the photo...
09-23-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,667
Posted By Drillium Dude

Another good example of a component many claim...

Another good example of a component many claim doesn't work as it should. However, I have no practical experience with Deltas, so can't comment one way or another.

DD
09-23-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Drillium Dude

Strange that the top tube guides seem to be...

Strange that the top tube guides seem to be epoxied items rather than brazed on - and the welds around the BB shell don't seem to match the quality of the other joints. Noticed the frame seems to...
09-23-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,667
Posted By Drillium Dude

No, the derailleurs were Cyclones and the...

No, the derailleurs were Cyclones and the brakeset was Superbe 4700.

And, just to pile on with the fun, I suggest an alternate title to this thread: "Tell Me You Can't Afford Campy Without Telling...
09-22-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,667
Posted By Drillium Dude

When I read some of this stuff, I have to wonder...

When I read some of this stuff, I have to wonder if a lot of Campy detractors have ever shifted a properly-adjusted NR or SR derailleur across a straight block - or even one with a one/two tooth jump...
09-22-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19,575
Views: 2,448,816
Posted By Drillium Dude

So he's just a regular guy, right? The usage of...

So he's just a regular guy, right? The usage of both first and last names suggested to me he was a luminary of sorts - or it was, as noted before, an inside joke.

If he is indeed famous, I'm not...
09-22-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 136,512
Posted By Drillium Dude

An old pic on the Cross Kirkland Corridor,...

An old pic on the Cross Kirkland Corridor, illustrating its perfectly-sized crushed-gravel surface:
...
09-22-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Drillium Dude

While we await photos, have a look here:...

While we await photos, have a look here: http://www.velo-retro.com/colnagotline.html

You can make some comparisons/educated guesses based upon the details spelled out in Chuck's timeline. Then,...
09-22-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19,575
Views: 2,448,816
Posted By Drillium Dude

I've seen this statement a number of times...

I've seen this statement a number of times (perhaps from more than one member?); it's an inside joke, huh?

DD
09-21-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 452
Posted By Drillium Dude

One thing I can share: the primer, or at least...

One thing I can share: the primer, or at least the underlying coat before the orange is put on, is extremely important. Before I had my '73 Super restored, the layer below the orange was originally...
09-21-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,154
Posted By Drillium Dude

He wrote that in 2002; it's part of the...

He wrote that in 2002; it's part of the Medici/Confente CR list saga.

I'm not understanding the significance, if any, of this portion of your post. Could you explain what you meant?

Btw, when I...
09-21-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,154
Posted By Drillium Dude

Here's an interesting take on the mystique that...

Here's an interesting take on the mystique that surrounds MC to this day; keep in mind, what follows are the musings of a framebuilder, and a highly-regarded one at that.

Quote: "There will never...
09-21-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,154
Posted By Drillium Dude

At least one: Boyer was on a Confente when he won...

At least one: Boyer was on a Confente when he won the 1980 Coors Classic.

DD
09-21-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,154
Posted By Drillium Dude

Oh, yes - I am very familiar with the...

Oh, yes - I am very familiar with the Medici/Confente brouhaha: http://www.classicrendezvous.com/USA/Medici/Medici_and_confente.htm

DD
09-20-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,154
Posted By Drillium Dude

Whooooooosh................ DD

Whooooooosh................

DD
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