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09-27-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 308
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: 134
Views: 3,169
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: 141
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: 175
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
09-27-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,169
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: 5,228
Views: 555,547
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: 3,398
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: 3,398
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: 19,544
Views: 2,445,579
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: 1,017
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: 103
Views: 8,554
Posted By Drillium Dude

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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

DD
09-24-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19,544
Views: 2,445,579
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: 1,838
Posted By Drillium Dude

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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: 6,605
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: 19,544
Views: 2,445,579
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: 27
Views: 963
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: 5,228
Views: 555,547
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: 6,605
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: 5,228
Views: 555,547
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: 5,228
Views: 555,547
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: 5,228
Views: 555,547
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: 5,228
Views: 555,547
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: 19,544
Views: 2,445,579
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: 483
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: 6,605
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: 409
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: 6,605
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: 6,605
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: 19,544
Views: 2,445,579
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: 486
Views: 136,102
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:
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09-22-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
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: 19,544
Views: 2,445,579
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: 434
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: 134
Views: 3,169
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: 134
Views: 3,169
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: 134
Views: 3,169
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: 134
Views: 3,169
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: 134
Views: 3,169
Posted By Drillium Dude

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

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

DD
09-20-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,169
Posted By Drillium Dude

Nope, but this is pretty much the same thing and...

Nope, but this is pretty much the same thing and the ride is freakin' amazing:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1105/image_c5c83582a5184a0dda2b6b4de8c0b1a5c77eda9f.png
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09-20-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,989
Posted By Drillium Dude

I should have been clearer: the stuff I look for...

I should have been clearer: the stuff I look for on Ebay these days is very, very rarely cycling-related.

DD
09-20-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,989
Posted By Drillium Dude

Not having been privy to the conversations which...

Not having been privy to the conversations which led to the inception of Ebay, it's hard to know what the original vision was. Speaking purely for myself, I've always seen it as one gigantic,...
09-20-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,838
Posted By Drillium Dude

Man, I'm confused :) Betwixt all the...

Man, I'm confused :)

Betwixt all the speculation, assumption, vague posts from the OP regarding steps taken to rectify, and some non-standard parts descriptions...

OP: when you write "wedge...
09-20-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19,544
Views: 2,445,579
Posted By Drillium Dude

:thumb: Don't know about the toad-licking as...

:thumb:

Don't know about the toad-licking as my "experimental" days are in the rear-view, but if I did, I dunno that I'd want to attempt riding in the dark with all the critters about while...
09-20-22, 01:31 AM
Replies: 19,544
Views: 2,445,579
Posted By Drillium Dude

JRA tonight, with the goal of coming across...

JRA tonight, with the goal of coming across another rattlesnake and getting a pic. Barely a mile from the house, jackpot:
...
09-19-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,464
Posted By Drillium Dude

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1537x1477/image_50d72a88099441a2705b0d8eb0cc9da9baeb7cdb.png
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09-19-22, 12:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 820
Posted By Drillium Dude

Which Python book is that? Looks like a nice...

Which Python book is that? Looks like a nice score :)

DD
09-18-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19,544
Views: 2,445,579
Posted By Drillium Dude

While looking at the photo above, I made out a...

While looking at the photo above, I made out a strange white mark in the middle lane of Elm which looked out of place (just left of the streetlight). Looked up Dealey Plaza on Google Earth and...
09-18-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 961
Posted By Drillium Dude

Cool! Nice turnout, and a bunch of beautiful old...

Cool! Nice turnout, and a bunch of beautiful old bikes getting properly used - gotta love it! Thanks for taking and posting all those pics! Looks like the weather was perfect, too :)

DD
09-17-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 820
Posted By Drillium Dude

I managed to pass this rattlesnake on the roadway...

I managed to pass this rattlesnake on the roadway without getting bitten during my latest night ride:
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