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09-30-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 650
Posted By smd4

Messy, heavier and I still need to carry a spare...

Messy, heavier and I still need to carry a spare tube. What’s not to like?
09-30-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,151
Posted By smd4

Mail order?? Is that even a thing anymore?

Mail order?? Is that even a thing anymore?
09-30-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By smd4

One post with no follow-up. Problem must not have...

One post with no follow-up. Problem must not have been that concerning.
09-30-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,978
Posted By smd4

Screw the Bullseye pulleys. Get a set of these: ...

Screw the Bullseye pulleys. Get a set of these:

Omni Racer Pulleys...
09-30-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By smd4

I wonder if it's possible to transfer the...

I wonder if it's possible to transfer the saddle-mounting hardware from one saddle to the other?
09-29-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,978
Posted By smd4

I’d say the frame is still too big, but if you...

I’d say the frame is still too big, but if you like it, definitely get another seat post without the grooves.
09-29-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 441
Posted By smd4

The best experience will come from just digging...

The best experience will come from just digging in and getting your hands dirty. I’ve read bikes described as “soft technology,” meaning they aren’t high-tech. Start simple and go from there.
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09-29-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By smd4

Sure, you’ll pay a premium for DA. But that...

Sure, you’ll pay a premium for DA. But that “lightness” and “more titanium” is worth every penny for many of us! It is in fact what does make DA “special.”
09-28-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 464
Posted By smd4

That saddle was made for that bike.

That saddle was made for that bike.
Replies: 28
Views: 545
Posted By smd4

Precisely.

Precisely.
09-28-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By smd4

If you’re referring to what Shimano calls the...

If you’re referring to what Shimano calls the “sleeve,” it’s not true for the BR 7700–the sleeves of which are perfectly cylindrical.
09-28-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By smd4

I like that the article on featherweight foods...

I like that the article on featherweight foods has a pic of it being prepared with a cast-iron skillet!
Replies: 28
Views: 545
Posted By smd4

You should never have ridden it with the seatpost...

You should never have ridden it with the seatpost that high. I bet there are only a few millimeters still in the frame.
09-28-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 779
Posted By smd4

Just use the appropriately colored enamel paint...

Just use the appropriately colored enamel paint on the sidewall. It won’t take that long to paint them.
09-28-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By smd4

Neat feature.

Neat feature.
09-28-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 656
Posted By smd4

If you can get the frame repaired and finished...

If you can get the frame repaired and finished exactly how you want it--without you having to pay out-of-pocket for them--then I think you'll be delighted. See if he'll throw in all the appropriate...
09-28-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By smd4

"NOS" means "New Old Stock." A new item, usually...

"NOS" means "New Old Stock." A new item, usually in the box, never used, that's been sitting on a shelf somewhere or in someone's closet.

FWIW, I paid $100 for my 12-23 and $157 for my 12-25.
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09-28-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By smd4

I can actuate my 7700 calipers from the hoods...

I can actuate my 7700 calipers from the hoods with one finger. The brakes should already have a "softer" spring, to assist with the SLR braking. I use 7402 levers and don't have a clue about...
09-28-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 656
Posted By smd4

Definitely. I had edited my post to add, "...at...

Definitely. I had edited my post to add, "...at the bare minimum, the amount needed to cover frame repairs and a complete re-paint."
09-28-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 656
Posted By smd4

Even if you fix the head tube, will you ever be...

Even if you fix the head tube, will you ever be happy with this bike? What's that worth to you? This should have been the bike of your dreams.

I'm guessing you paid, what? A couple thou at least?...
09-28-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 656
Posted By smd4

I think the nicest parts of the frame are the...

I think the nicest parts of the frame are the rear dropout lugs. Kinda neat looking.

It's pretty bad when the painter leaves a visible smudge of yellow paint (which shows now as green) on the blue...
09-28-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By smd4

I think it's rarer than anyone thinks. It's...

I think it's rarer than anyone thinks.

It's clearly a Cinelli/Merckx/Colnago/Look collaboration.

Duh. Just look at the decals.
09-28-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By smd4

I got two NOS Dura Ace 7700 cassettes from eBay...

I got two NOS Dura Ace 7700 cassettes from eBay within the last year. They're definitely available, sometimes even for a good price. 12-23 and 12-25.
09-28-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 656
Posted By smd4

I don't mind the color. Kind of a cool metallic...

I don't mind the color. Kind of a cool metallic blue. But coupled with that yellow...no thanks.

I didn't realize they were in Colorado. You definitely have some legal recourse. Completely...
09-28-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,927
Posted By smd4

That’s it? I’d call that merely descriptive. ...

That’s it? I’d call that merely descriptive.

Guess I should feel "disparaged" when someone tells me I have a "diver's helmet" cable stop.:rolleyes:
09-27-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,927
Posted By smd4

Disparage? Disdain?? Are you reading my posts? In...

Disparage? Disdain?? Are you reading my posts? In addition to complimenting them (“look like nice frames;” “pretty nice”), I mostly said they didn’t look like anything special to me. And they don’t....
09-27-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,927
Posted By smd4

Why do you expect me to be fascinated by every...

Why do you expect me to be fascinated by every bike I see and every builder?
09-27-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,927
Posted By smd4

Because he was a winning racer, businessman,...

Because he was a winning racer, businessman, innovator and inventor. Not just a “manufacturer.”
09-27-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,927
Posted By smd4

The designs he came up with also impressed Fausto...

The designs he came up with also impressed Fausto Coppi. I won’t argue with him either.
09-27-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,927
Posted By smd4

I think of Cino Cinelli as something more than...

I think of Cino Cinelli as something more than just a “manufacturer.” As we’re fond of saying around here when someone disagrees, “YMMV.”
09-27-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 656
Posted By smd4

Oooof. Your pictures speak volumes. Completely...

Oooof. Your pictures speak volumes. Completely unacceptable.

I’ll leave it to others concerning your recourse. I don’t know this manufacturer. This sounds like a problem that won’t end well.
09-27-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,927
Posted By smd4

I’m sure you will just chalk it up to marketing,...

I’m sure you will just chalk it up to marketing, But Cino was pretty adamant publicly that the sloping fork crown an fast back seat stays were not style choices, but were designed to enhance...
09-27-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 725
Posted By smd4

Yep--a very nice bike indeed!

Yep--a very nice bike indeed!
09-27-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,927
Posted By smd4

He named himself after a drivel peddling, inane...

He named himself after a drivel peddling, inane buffoon? I thought it was a book.
09-27-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,927
Posted By smd4

I don't know. The Supercorsas I've seen from the...

I don't know. The Supercorsas I've seen from the 70s had chrome lugs, fork crowns, and sometime stays or forks. If you tell me a frame like this could be built, chromed, and painted in a day, I...
09-27-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 725
Posted By smd4

Downtube shifters are great, sbuckaroo. More...

Downtube shifters are great, sbuckaroo. More reliable, lighter, and with less cable shredding. And certainly far more elegant for a frame of the Paramount's calibre.
09-27-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,411
Posted By smd4

White tape, white saddle, white cable...

White tape, white saddle, white cable housing...what's not to like?
09-27-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By smd4

Ah. Yes. The ads just starting popping up, so I...

Ah. Yes. The ads just starting popping up, so I thought it might be something new.

Please disregard this thread...
09-27-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,927
Posted By smd4

Yes--the top tube cable guides look like tiny...

Yes--the top tube cable guides look like tiny soup cans. Or cut-down .22 casings. Nothing elegant, in my book.

Definitely before my time, for sure. But I still see nothing special in the design or...
09-27-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By smd4

Bianchi L'Eroica

What do you guys make of this? Is this a new model? It keeps popping up in ads when I visit this site.

I'm definitely curious about it--do you think it's actually a high-quality frame? Or just...
09-27-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,927
Posted By smd4

I guess for 1977 they looked pretty nice. Could...

I guess for 1977 they looked pretty nice. Could do without the soup-can cable guides, but I guess back then, they were better than the three chromed band-type guides. Flat fork crowns? No thanks.
...
Replies: 28
Views: 545
Posted By smd4

Looks to be in excellent condition.

Looks to be in excellent condition.
09-26-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 259
Posted By smd4

Did you grease the bolts prior to installing them?

Did you grease the bolts prior to installing them?
09-26-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By smd4

Gorgeous bike!

Gorgeous bike!
09-26-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By smd4

:(

:(
09-26-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By smd4

You're right. I thought it was worth a try, but I...

You're right. I thought it was worth a try, but I give up.
09-26-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By smd4

Really?? How many times to people have to explain...

Really?? How many times to people have to explain the easiest way of fixing this to you? Now you want to hit your headset with a hammer?? Just buy a set of channel locks and do this the right way....
09-26-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 725
Posted By smd4

It's like wine tasting: "This vintage has a heady...

It's like wine tasting: "This vintage has a heady bouquet with hints of strawberry, oak and courants."

What?

Unless I'm tasting wines side by side, they all taste the same to me.

I ride a...
09-26-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By smd4

That's one of the shortest wheelbases I've ever...

That's one of the shortest wheelbases I've ever seen. The amount that the chainwheels overlap the rear wheel is astounding!
09-24-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,860
Posted By smd4

How would making the steerer larger in diameter...

How would making the steerer larger in diameter than the stem or wedge trap said stem or wedge?
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