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07-28-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By onyerleft

Looks great, can't wait to see your Trek pix.

Looks great, can't wait to see your Trek pix.
07-28-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 326
Posted By onyerleft

I'd stick with the pedals. Pitting adds...

I'd stick with the pedals. Pitting adds character. Just sayin'.
07-28-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,788
Posted By onyerleft

Mavic, Mavic, Mavic, as long as you don't mind...

Mavic, Mavic, Mavic, as long as you don't mind chamfering the BB. Just sayin'.
07-28-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,970
Posted By onyerleft

Beautiful.

Beautiful.
07-27-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By onyerleft

YouTube is your friend.

YouTube is your friend.
07-27-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,545
Posted By onyerleft

That's the oldest Norco I've ever seen. Of...

That's the oldest Norco I've ever seen. Of course, I haven't seen them all.
07-27-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,638
Posted By onyerleft

If the original owner provided information about...

If the original owner provided information about this bike's provenance, I would tend to credit it.
07-27-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 827
Posted By onyerleft

Triples are great, all those gears make you go so...

Triples are great, all those gears make you go so fast. They would still be using them in the pro peloton if the corrupt UCI hadn't banned them.
07-27-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By onyerleft

I don't read books about C&V per se, I just keep...

I don't read books about C&V per se, I just keep re-reading and re-reading my collection of Bicycle Guide magazines, the greatest cycling magazine ever. It's also great reading for the john.
07-27-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By onyerleft

What a great chainring. I would have loved to...

What a great chainring. I would have loved to seen this on Sean Kelly's vitus.
07-27-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By onyerleft

That sounds like a great project. I don't know...

That sounds like a great project. I don't know the codes but hopefully someone will come along who does. Good luck.
07-26-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By onyerleft

I have my suspicions but I don't know for sure,...

I have my suspicions but I don't know for sure, so I won't say. I'm sure someone will come along who knows for sure.
07-26-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By onyerleft

Yup.

Yup.
07-26-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By onyerleft

+1 on that.

+1 on that.
07-26-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,638
Posted By onyerleft

GREAT score

GREAT score
07-25-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By onyerleft

I think correct frame size is way overrated. My...

I think correct frame size is way overrated. My rule is to go up to two inches above or below my ideal frame size. Any comfort issues can be fixed with shorter or longer seatposts and stems.
07-25-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By onyerleft

You'll be fine, the organizers recognize the...

You'll be fine, the organizers recognize the nexus between personal saddles choices and comfort, and will give you some leeway there.
07-25-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By onyerleft

9 speed isn't vintage??? Just ask the WW's.

9 speed isn't vintage??? Just ask the WW's.
07-25-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By onyerleft

I'd be interested in hearing more about the...

I'd be interested in hearing more about the fishing tackle. There's a synergy between bicycling and fishing - just ask Shimano.
07-24-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By onyerleft

+1.

+1.
07-24-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 659
Posted By onyerleft

White vinegar is fine, but for my Italian bikes,...

White vinegar is fine, but for my Italian bikes, I've always used a 50:50 mixture of balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
07-24-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By onyerleft

There is nothing wrong with hi-ten steel, many...

There is nothing wrong with hi-ten steel, many people on this subforum restore such frames, post about it and everybody goes mental with glee. Just sayin'.
07-24-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By onyerleft

If I were going to restore a Colnago, I would...

If I were going to restore a Colnago, I would look for the classic one that came in Saronni red. Just sayin'.
07-24-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By onyerleft

You can DYI on the cheap with a headband...

You can DYI on the cheap with a headband flashlight from Harbor Freight, plus drugstore glasses of whichever magnification you prefer. Just sayin'.
07-23-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 598
Posted By onyerleft

Ummm, for those of us who do not speak Italian,...

Ummm, for those of us who do not speak Italian, what does "ce n'est pas" mean? The only Italian I understand is "tutti brevetatti Campagnolo." Just sayin'.
07-23-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 638
Posted By onyerleft

It's definitely worth pulling out all the stops...

It's definitely worth pulling out all the stops to restore. It's a piece of cycling history - our heritage if you will - and you can't put a monetary value on something like that. Don't take away...
07-23-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,236
Posted By onyerleft

Yeah, well I have some Campy Record OR canti...

Yeah, well I have some Campy Record OR canti brakes and, while they're (relatively) easy to set up thanks to their orbital bits, they stop like cr-ap, even with highly aggresive aftermarket pads. ...
07-23-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,330
Posted By onyerleft

All things being equal, restore. By restoring,...

All things being equal, restore. By restoring, you're helping to preserve bicycling's heritage and history. That's one of the reasons that I volunteer at a bike kitchen, because it puts me in touch...
07-23-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 170,179
Posted By onyerleft

Ross rules.

Ross rules.
07-23-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 849
Posted By onyerleft

That derailleur was a bit wonky from the git go. ...

That derailleur was a bit wonky from the git go. Just sayin'.
07-21-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By onyerleft

Yes, a picture is imperative.

Yes, a picture is imperative.
07-21-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 603
Posted By onyerleft

Impossible to answer this question without...

Impossible to answer this question without knowing the make and model of the bike in question. Just sayin'.
07-21-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By onyerleft

I would say yes, racks are usually included in...

I would say yes, racks are usually included in the weight because heavy bikes have their own unique appeal for the non-racers among us.
07-21-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,593
Posted By onyerleft

Great resto work on a legendary marque.

Great resto work on a legendary marque.
07-21-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By onyerleft

It would be a shame to cast off a beautiful...

It would be a shame to cast off a beautiful vintage touring bike.
07-21-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By onyerleft

Great scores, all of them. Although, in the...

Great scores, all of them. Although, in the past, I've jokingly said that Torpado was the poor man's Olmo, while Olmo was the poor man's Bianchi, your bikes are beautiful examples of a fine marque.
07-21-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,998
Posted By onyerleft

MAX wasn't a market success because it was...

MAX wasn't a market success because it was percevied as harsh. It was also heavy, because builders were using lugs when they should have been brazing. Just sayin'.
07-20-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By onyerleft

If I were restoring a Stumpy, I would also want...

If I were restoring a Stumpy, I would also want to solve the mystery of the rare colorway. Just sayin'.
07-20-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By onyerleft

At the bike kitchen where I volunteer, we have...

At the bike kitchen where I volunteer, we have "indoor" and "outdoor" bikes. The outdoor bikes we put out on the sidewalk every morning and take them in at closing, storing them under a corrugated...
07-20-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By onyerleft

Cantilever brakes are fussy and easy to get...

Cantilever brakes are fussy and easy to get wrong, but when done right, they're worth it.
07-20-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 35,589
Posted By onyerleft

I used to have a Miyata. Dang! I wish I hadn't...

I used to have a Miyata. Dang! I wish I hadn't sold it!!!
07-20-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,916
Posted By onyerleft

The answer is yes, it does influence me, and...

The answer is yes, it does influence me, and others too, but not everybody. Some just see tubes and parts.
07-19-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By onyerleft

Great scores.

Great scores.
07-19-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By onyerleft

+1, great freewheel's.

+1, great freewheel's.
07-19-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,586
Posted By onyerleft

Beautiful.

Beautiful.
07-19-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By onyerleft

Maybe the bike was from a foreign market, where...

Maybe the bike was from a foreign market, where things are sometimes reverse, like driving on the left side of the road (England and Japan.
07-19-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By onyerleft

Tire clearance is all criticial. The wider the...

Tire clearance is all criticial. The wider the tire, the better the ride, and sometimes faster too, up to a point (the law of diminishing marginal returns applies.
07-19-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By onyerleft

I would say that they're gravel bikes, by today's...

I would say that they're gravel bikes, by today's understanding, albeit not with the latest technology (disc brakes, etc.
07-19-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 21,048
Posted By onyerleft

You bet!

You bet!
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