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06-24-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,541
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: 521
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: 521
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: 48
Views: 2,287
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: 201
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: 521
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: 306
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: 61
Views: 978
Posted By repechage

just say no to Häagen-Dazs ;)

just say no to Häagen-Dazs ;)
06-20-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
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: 18
Views: 543
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: 48
Views: 2,287
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: 2,322
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: 217
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: 676
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: 410
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: 1,406
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: 1,329
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: 332
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: 203
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: 625
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: 740
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: 314
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: 314
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: 314
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: 314
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: 540
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: 1,406
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: 1,421
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: 201
Posted By repechage

I vote unfair

I vote unfair
06-14-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
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: 756
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: 1,421
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: 1,406
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: 1,406
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: 905
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: 4,704
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: 4,704
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: 668
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.
06-13-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,758
Posted By repechage

Always a chance that Mr. Stone only contributed...

Always a chance that Mr. Stone only contributed the copy.
blooming art directors... and graphic paste up artists even know less.
At least they did not flip the negative.
06-13-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 707
Posted By repechage

When I was 9 1/2 and walked in with my cash to...

When I was 9 1/2 and walked in with my cash to buy a Sting Ray the shop owner insisted he call my home to make sure it was OK.
I let him call and fortunately my Mom said "why are you calling?"...
06-12-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By repechage

just ride clear of Ripley.

just ride clear of Ripley.
06-12-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By repechage

Not common to have provision for both but not...

Not common to have provision for both but not unheard of.

way back there was bike shop urban legend concern that the added friction of a derailleur equipped bicycle would be very limiting.

that...
06-12-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By repechage

Oven cleaner, and not the latest safer stuff...

Oven cleaner, and not the latest safer stuff might do it... I would not on an assembled wheel.

really depends what your goal is.
06-12-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,161
Posted By repechage

My most modern is 2x8 Campagnolo Ergo. Mavic...

My most modern is 2x8 Campagnolo Ergo.
Mavic SUP rims, so not really aero.

to get close to the mod guys I would need an aero rim and tire package, carbon.

having 11 or 12 in back would be nice...
06-12-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,230
Posted By repechage

Looks like some morning mileage.

Looks like some morning mileage.
06-12-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,758
Posted By repechage

SLX tubing in 1973? Try a decade plus later. ...

SLX tubing in 1973? Try a decade plus later.

where did that cheap front hub come from?
80's rear mech...
the rewrite of history. Oh dear.
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By repechage

Persistent Marketing assists value. that said,...

Persistent Marketing assists value.
that said, I avoided owning one for decades.
I now have four.
an early Super 1968 and one each from 1973,73 in my size.
a smaller one also for the women of the...
06-11-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By repechage

the brake attachment points earlier, the braze...

the brake attachment points earlier, the braze ons point later.
not a lot to go in individuality wise.
paint could be a respray and braze ons added then.
Seat stay attachment points west coast.
...
06-10-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,464
Posted By repechage

1983 was the last period of Tullio. 1984...

1983 was the last period of Tullio.

1984 brought the Corsa Record ( yeah felt like 1985-86 ) but there are 1984 date coded C Record parts - I have a set of cranks so marked.
SIS was also...
06-10-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,767
Posted By repechage

Reads like an oblique argument to get you to...

Reads like an oblique argument to get you to lower your price.

I have shown a bike once that I bought new and picked up from the factory- original paint and graphics the entire time.
one "expert"...
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