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09-29-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,690
Posted By Classtime

Are they both Pro Stradas? with wheelbase <100cm?...

Are they both Pro Stradas? with wheelbase <100cm? I've seen Medici track bikes and tourers but I would only compare short wheelbase American style bikes with same.
09-29-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,690
Posted By Classtime

Just want to say, " I have had many positive...

Just want to say, " I have had many positive outcomes/rides on my Medici/Confente. Before this thread, I considered my Medici a poor mans Masi. Now I think I have a Confente. The brazing is very...
09-29-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 409
Posted By Classtime

My son crashed his 560 pretty good to destroy his...

My son crashed his 560 pretty good to destroy his front wheel, bend the fork blades, and bend beyond repair the top and down tubes. The steerer was straight. I cut the steerer off to make a headset...
09-28-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,690
Posted By Classtime

I didn't see it mentioned here that Mario was...

I didn't see it mentioned here that Mario was indeed a successful bicycle racer. Was he?
09-28-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By Classtime

I ordered my Mark's rack from Japan and just...

I ordered my Mark's rack from Japan and just waited months. Glad I did.
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By Classtime

Thanks. I periodically obsess over fit and...

Thanks. I periodically obsess over fit and contemplating a 600k has me at it again. My intended randonneuse has got a quill stem with plenty of height adjustment.
09-26-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By Classtime

My knees are of and on a mess. If I sometimes...

My knees are of and on a mess. If I sometimes pedal hard while lifting my heel, my knees can hurt behind the knee cap. When I drop my heel to level, it is all good.
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By Classtime

This bike will be set up for rides of 200, 300,...

This bike will be set up for rides of 200, 300, 400, and 600k. Ordinary riding I can do on most any set up. What I try to do is keep all my bikes the same within 5mm with 5 cm drop.
So higher bars...
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By Classtime

Changing Stem Length and Bar Height

Do you have a regularly ridden go fast club ride or training bike with a lower and longer stem compared to your dedicated long distance bike? I'm very likely overthinking this but:

Is there any...
09-26-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By Classtime

Looks like my PA-10E. Are your wheels for tubular...

Looks like my PA-10E. Are your wheels for tubular tires? That would be original but mine came to me with 27” clincher tires. The paint looks pretty good so polish, touch up and wax. Take your time...
09-25-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19,552
Views: 2,446,465
Posted By Classtime

You guys ride in the coolest places and get to...

You guys ride in the coolest places and get to take cool pictures. If I’m not too busy next time being too tired and too whatever and feeling sorry for myself about being out of shape and not...
09-24-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,310
Posted By Classtime

My daughters NYC bike: ...

My daughters NYC bike:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/58ff38bf_ebc9_4751_9888_b0ecf744c2d1_5626de3d60bd3524c6c620c9d7f8584c964f6a83.jpeg


This might be a good...
09-24-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,618
Posted By Classtime

I never read about broken Campagnolo tension...

I never read about broken Campagnolo tension springs.
09-23-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By Classtime

Check out The Bicycle Stand instagram. They...

Check out The Bicycle Stand instagram. They recently cleaned up a Brian Baylis readying it for Eroica. I know you don’t want show quality but they can tone it down😉...
09-22-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,475
Posted By Classtime

Doc, that is very exciting and some seriously...

Doc, that is very exciting and some seriously stable interest in C&V. While waiting for my Sachs to get painted, I coulda shoulda picked up a NOS 25th Anniversary 7700 group for 1500 bucks.
09-22-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,475
Posted By Classtime

I think some of the interest in C&V bikes...

I think some of the interest in C&V bikes increased when folks were looking to get a bike for transportation or JRA and found our bikes on CR or some other site. And I think that e-bikes will...
09-21-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,690
Posted By Classtime

Early NAHBS entries/winners were not so alien as...

Early NAHBS entries/winners were not so alien as we see lately. My RS was a show bike. Not sure if it won anything.
09-21-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 355
Posted By Classtime

Go fast bikes have no rack eyelets. Vintage bikes...

Go fast bikes have no rack eyelets. Vintage bikes with tire clearance you want have fender eyelets:)
The 86 Centurion Ironman has room for 28s.
09-21-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,690
Posted By Classtime

Any significant races won on a Confente? Or did...

Any significant races won on a Confente? Or did he build sport tourers:rolleyes:. I assume most feel Confente would win NAHBS had there been such a thing but of course serious race bike builders were...
09-20-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By Classtime

Cool. I’m always surprised how fatigue and...

Cool. I’m always surprised how fatigue and assorted pain and discomfort come and go on long rides. At times I wonder, “I’ll never make it. How do I get back?” And then, poof it’s all good or...
09-20-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 746
Posted By Classtime

I'm going to leave the 40mm 64s on my current...

I'm going to leave the 40mm 64s on my current Rando build because they are 40mm wide between the levers which leaves room for my rando bag plus like Thumpism says, more room on the tops. To get wider...
09-20-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By Classtime

But Helium wheelset?

But Helium wheelset?
09-19-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,693
Posted By Classtime

I guess I'm the only one who feels very unsafe...

I guess I'm the only one who feels very unsafe using stem shifters. No way I'd shift during a descent or at any significant speed. Maybe I don't know how to use them properly?
09-19-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By Classtime

party pooper

party pooper
09-18-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,222
Posted By Classtime

The cracking of HF hub flanges has been mentioned...

The cracking of HF hub flanges has been mentioned a couple times in this thread. I have little experience with HF hubs but have broken one vintage LF Record rear hub while cornering during a descent....
09-17-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,475
Posted By Classtime

On my 20 mile rt commute I see increasing numbers...

On my 20 mile rt commute I see increasing numbers of down tube shifters but also a greater increase in *-bikes. As the carbon guys age, many will discover the joy of quality steel, mashing a 42-24 up...
09-17-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,475
Posted By Classtime

Exactly! If it has 126 spacing, it needs 6 cogs...

Exactly! If it has 126 spacing, it needs 6 cogs and braze on shifters.
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By Classtime

YEP. I thought I was in Racing Shape when I did...

YEP. I thought I was in Racing Shape when I did my first 200. Tried to follow the leaders. "I can surely keep up with a bunch of Randonneurs." Big mistake. I finished but it was hard.
09-17-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,475
Posted By Classtime

Well, maybe a bright spot among the darkness: A...

Well, maybe a bright spot among the darkness: A few weeks ago, near the end of my ride along the beach here in Redondo, I. came upon a caravan of vans. Must have been 200+ of em. Mostly 60s 70s...
09-17-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 19,777
Posted By Classtime

no and no. 2001 or so model

no and no. 2001 or so model
09-16-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By Classtime

hmmmmm… If I did brifter and wouldn’t really...

hmmmmm…
If I did brifter and wouldn’t really rather have that NOS my size Merckx.
09-16-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 203,781
Posted By Classtime

I’m preparing for Randonneuring ‘2022-‘23 and...

I’m preparing for Randonneuring ‘2022-‘23 and will renew my RUSA membership in two weeks. Then, after a 200k, I’ll show off the season’s Randonneur. Playing with drivetrain, wheels, tires, and bags....
09-15-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Classtime

I think 25.4 Nitto Technomic Delux are available...

I think 25.4 Nitto Technomic Delux are available in 100mm but if you need less reach, you will need a shim. I like stems and bars to match.
09-15-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By Classtime

Before there were "Gravel Bikes", we road skinny...

Before there were "Gravel Bikes", we road skinny forked bikes on trails and less technical single track. Your bikes will be fine. One of my road bikes uses medium reach brakes, can fit 35mm tires...
09-14-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By Classtime

I think your UO-14 can do all that. But if you...

I think your UO-14 can do all that. But if you want a new bike, an early 90s light weight rigid MTB with full XT is much fun with drop bars or north roads with appropriate stem for reach etc.
09-14-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,830
Posted By Classtime

This was my only cycling reference: ...

This was my only cycling reference:
https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1387705118l/934557.jpg
and in it was the recommended bar orientation: point the drops at...
09-14-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,033
Posted By Classtime

EIGHT COATS! I thought I over did it with 3. ...

EIGHT COATS! I thought I over did it with 3.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/a68a3342_6d24_4019_8c1c_f5e394df6df1_3a6d4582285fff196d51b2cdfd39b747f21dbafe.jpeg
09-14-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,830
Posted By Classtime

Modern bars for modern levers.

Modern bars for modern levers.
09-14-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By Classtime

Is that cable guide behind the diver’s helmet a...

Is that cable guide behind the diver’s helmet a Whitcomb treatment or Gugification? Brilliant!
09-13-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,830
Posted By Classtime

Glad you got the brake lever handlebar thing...

Glad you got the brake lever handlebar thing sorted. Now tape your bars and finally break in that saddle :thumb:. (In 1973, we pointed the drops at the rear derailleur.)
09-13-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 327
Posted By Classtime

I have a set of these waiting in the wings. ...

I have a set of these waiting in the wings.
https://www.porkchopbmx.com/scott-mathauser-sbr-classic-road-threaded-vintage.html
09-12-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 118
Posted By Classtime

Best bang for the buck ever. 12 dollars. ...

Best bang for the buck ever. 12 dollars.
https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php
09-12-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,990
Posted By Classtime

My 8mm binder bolt will never break. SS from Ace...

My 8mm binder bolt will never break. SS from Ace ftw.
...
09-12-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 777
Posted By Classtime

Yep. You need a new bike for those white...

Yep. You need a new bike for those white sidewalls.
09-11-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Classtime

Minor dent but it would bug me until I sold it....

Minor dent but it would bug me until I sold it. Welcome to the club Its A UO8
09-11-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 537
Posted By Classtime

I thought Finish Line bike cleaner worked nicely...

I thought Finish Line bike cleaner worked nicely and used to get it at the local Performance. The pink stuff. I have some to use occasionally but these days usually wait a long time between washes...
09-11-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 491
Posted By Classtime

Interesting that the rest of the frame looks...

Interesting that the rest of the frame looks good. Growing up in St. Lawrence Cty. N.Y. with salted winter roads, maybe Montreal is the same and the salt collected on the fork crown? Hopefully a...
09-11-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By Classtime

Looks great. A classic. Flashback: I’m a starving...

Looks great. A classic. Flashback: I’m a starving grad student, avoiding my studies by flipping through a Bicycling Magazine: ther is an RB-1 on the cover and a glowing review inside. I’d like to...
09-11-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 777
Posted By Classtime

What color is your bike?

What color is your bike?
09-11-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By Classtime

I got a couple of these at the co-op. A 80mm that...

I got a couple of these at the co-op. A 80mm that is quite tall and a 100mm that is above average tall and they both fit my French bikes. It could tide you over while you keep looking for a bike...
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