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05-27-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 256
Posted By Drillium Dude

Are you sure you don't want to go down the Campy...

Are you sure you don't want to go down the Campy 8 speed rabbit hole? My excursion resulted in quite an extraordinary bike - which for the past six months has been my daily driver:
...
05-24-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,723
Posted By Drillium Dude

While the entire bike came out wonderfully, this...

While the entire bike came out wonderfully, this little detail is my favorite. Enjoy the new ride in good health - and I hope you get more chances to ride together with your new group as you get back...
05-13-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 824
Posted By Drillium Dude

Aaaaand there's the correct answer to the OP's...

Aaaaand there's the correct answer to the OP's query.

DD
05-13-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 679
Posted By Drillium Dude

One other "always check" item when...

One other "always check" item when troubleshooting drivetrain/shifting issues: find and eliminate any stiff link(s) in the chain. A stiff link can cause all sorts of issues.

DD
05-05-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18,894
Views: 2,321,726
Posted By Drillium Dude

That's what I'm talking about! Nice :) DD

That's what I'm talking about! Nice :)

DD
05-05-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,264
Posted By Drillium Dude

I'd almost forgotten about this discussion....

I'd almost forgotten about this discussion. Wonder how much he made charging people to view his collection?

DD
05-03-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,120
Posted By Drillium Dude

And I've never done Eroica CA, so I can't,...

And I've never done Eroica CA, so I can't, neither :)

Regarding Cino, however, first day pranza needs to look like this again:
...
05-03-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,460
Posted By Drillium Dude

Someone should tell the whole story regarding...

Someone should tell the whole story regarding Thor's mechanical gremlins. I heard he suffered on not only Tourica II, but also in the main event. Was he able to complete the course?

DD
05-03-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By Drillium Dude

Beautiful result! Since you're open to...

Beautiful result!

Since you're open to opinions: match the fender color to the creamy white of the head tube and seat band.

DD
05-02-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By Drillium Dude

I second that: ...

I second that:

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DD
05-02-22, 12:36 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,777
Posted By Drillium Dude

It's as though you 'droped the hamer' for real - ...

It's as though you 'droped the hamer' for real - in reverse.

My sympathies. I was similarly crestfallen when I had to put the Hi-Low to sleep...

DD
05-01-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,460
Posted By Drillium Dude

I truly hope many - if not most - of the bikes in...

I truly hope many - if not most - of the bikes in the C d'E got ridden hard the next day. For the bikes' sakes, of course :)

DD
05-01-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,777
Posted By Drillium Dude

Underrated comment :) DD

Underrated comment :)

DD
05-01-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Drillium Dude

Here's what it looks like from the other side,...

Here's what it looks like from the other side, looking in the opposite direction:

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05-01-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,777
Posted By Drillium Dude

No, they're brass with some coating; note the...

No, they're brass with some coating; note the greenish (verdigris?) tinge at the base. Totally understand replacing the alloy with brass - that was not an interface I ever felt should use any type of...
05-01-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,777
Posted By Drillium Dude

Just remind yourself:"I did that with my very own...

Just remind yourself:"I did that with my very own legs." You'll instantly feel better.

At least, it works for me :)

DD
05-01-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,460
Posted By Drillium Dude

Is that as steep as it looks? If so, I'd imagine...

Is that as steep as it looks? If so, I'd imagine a 10-mile reduction in the overall mileage might feel like a godsend to some at the end of the day :)

DD
05-01-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,777
Posted By Drillium Dude

I've had my share of unfortunate failures in...

I've had my share of unfortunate failures in recent years. My boxed set follows.

Campy Hi-Low failure; don't know if the spoke broke first, causing the flange to crack, or vice versa. Either way,...
04-29-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,460
Posted By Drillium Dude

I just got word that the buyer of the '73 Colnago...

I just got word that the buyer of the '73 Colnago Super I sold in February 2021 is going to be at the event. He's riding one of the routes on a Dura-Ace equipped Somec (light blue - my old...
04-29-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18,894
Views: 2,321,726
Posted By Drillium Dude

Under the bridge at Happy Valley Road and the New...

Under the bridge at Happy Valley Road and the New River:

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I did a little...
04-29-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,651
Posted By Drillium Dude

I believe in boundaries, which is why I normally...

I believe in boundaries, which is why I normally don't match pace with anyone. As I say, I ride my own ride; if I pass someone, I stay at my pace and keep going. If I'm passed, same. Male or female,...
04-29-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,651
Posted By Drillium Dude

Well, you go from zero to one hundred in an...

Well, you go from zero to one hundred in an eye-blink, don't you?

Also, it's #MeToo - and has nothing to do with this conversation.

DD
04-29-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,651
Posted By Drillium Dude

Facts matter - not anecdotal evidence. Spouting...

Facts matter - not anecdotal evidence. Spouting the party line isn't going to get you anywhere with me.

DD
04-29-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,651
Posted By Drillium Dude

No. It's just that I find generalizing about...

No. It's just that I find generalizing about genders tiring. Virtue signaling at its finest. Look at me, I'm on the correct side of history! Bleah.

I treat everyone on the roads the same. I engage...
04-29-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,651
Posted By Drillium Dude

Citation needed. Unless, of course, you're...

Citation needed.

Unless, of course, you're simply stating your opinion; and I'm cool with that. But it doesn't mean your comment is factual - or even correct.

DD
04-29-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,651
Posted By Drillium Dude

:rolleyes: DD

:rolleyes:

DD
04-28-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,651
Posted By Drillium Dude

During this evening's ride I came upon two women...

During this evening's ride I came upon two women on my local trail. Honestly, I could smell them before I saw them (going through a succession of blind corners). Once I got to within 50 yards I began...
04-27-22, 02:33 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 105,894
Posted By Drillium Dude

Riding the Rack: ...

Riding the Rack:

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DD
04-25-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,000
Posted By Drillium Dude

In this case, the chrome perfectly accentuates...

In this case, the chrome perfectly accentuates the longest basic lug points (as opposed to fancy, like Hetchins) known to man :)

Very nice example, too. Thanks for sharing.

DD
04-25-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 12,969
Posted By Drillium Dude

Shoot, at $150 each, the Carre and Isaac won't...

Shoot, at $150 each, the Carre and Isaac won't last long. Nice frames - wouldn't mine picking up the Carre myself if it were two or three years ago. But I decided enough is enough and am out of the...
04-24-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,729
Posted By Drillium Dude

My old setup: Thule rack utilizing footers...

My old setup: Thule rack utilizing footers directly bolted to BMW "fixpoints" - factory-installed threaded collars welded to the roof:
...
04-24-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,000
Posted By Drillium Dude

Dunno how rare they are, but they're the bomb: ...

Dunno how rare they are, but they're the bomb:

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...
04-23-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,775
Posted By Drillium Dude

Looking good - but don't forget the cable end...

Looking good - but don't forget the cable end caps!

DD
04-23-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,229
Posted By Drillium Dude

My puncture issues mirror most of what you...

My puncture issues mirror most of what you posted; bold italics are mine. Being fastidious has its benefits :)

How often do those of you running low pressures - regardless of tire diameter -...
04-22-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,118
Posted By Drillium Dude

Another take would be "educated guesses". There...

Another take would be "educated guesses". There are some smart people around here, who have seen a lot, worked in the industry back in the day, and have had access to industry players back in the...
04-22-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,118
Posted By Drillium Dude

This pic, one which both color outlines can be...

This pic, one which both color outlines can be compared, rather close up, too. Note the cleanest part of the "N" - the outline is clearly blue. I think what looks like black is actually dirt/grime...
04-22-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By Drillium Dude

Because this thread is worthless without... ...

Because this thread is worthless without...
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DD
04-22-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,118
Posted By Drillium Dude

Actually, if you look closely at the "N" in...

Actually, if you look closely at the "N" in Cinelli you'll see the outline is also blue. But I agree with your assessment. The decals also appear to be rather thicker than the crest decal on the seat...
04-21-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Drillium Dude

The thin gray and off-white layers almost looks...

The thin gray and off-white layers almost looks like versions of JB Weld. Are they metal, or something which appears to be joining the metal?

Decal indicates some part of the fork is aluminum. I...
04-21-22, 01:50 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 39,613
Posted By Drillium Dude

Haven't posted here because I don't know if this...

Haven't posted here because I don't know if this is considered green or blue (Celeste seems to start out sky blue, but change into a shade of green over the years), therefore I'll post it here and in...
04-21-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,264
Posted By Drillium Dude

I'd considered that might be the reason - I now...

I'd considered that might be the reason - I now recognize the pattern - but then again, for a seller not providing a whole lot of detail (or, should I say, letting details seep out slowly over the...
04-20-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 12,969
Posted By Drillium Dude

I wonder if that's really a Marinoni. The photos...

I wonder if that's really a Marinoni. The photos appear to depict something much lower on the food chain...

DD
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Drillium Dude

The replacement fork results in a sloping top...

The replacement fork results in a sloping top tube; modern upgrade for the win!

Just kidding. Not worth the ask in the slightest. Move on - you can find much better uses for your hard earned cash....
04-20-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21,069
Views: 3,926,151
Posted By Drillium Dude

^ I see what you did there. DD

^ I see what you did there.

DD
04-20-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,264
Posted By Drillium Dude

If the seller is truly serious about selling,...

If the seller is truly serious about selling, they need to **** or get off the pot. Provide details prospective buyers can actually work with; wouldn't even take that long if they have access daily...
04-20-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By Drillium Dude

The extra webbing of the outer Nuovo Record...

The extra webbing of the outer Nuovo Record chainring obscured the portion of the inner ring where the tooth count would normally be stamped, therefore, the stampings were put on the opposing side,...
04-20-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 69,052
Views: 11,159,404
Posted By Drillium Dude

One would want to be cautious in selecting a...

One would want to be cautious in selecting a fork, too. The wheelbase on the Rigi is insanely short, so getting something up front with the correct amount of trail would be a good thing.

My...
04-20-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,001
Posted By Drillium Dude

Of course it's true. You're already paying for...

Of course it's true. You're already paying for life support of people who engaged in risky behaviors; cycling without a helmet (or cycling with one, as evidenced by at least two posts in this thread)...
04-20-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,001
Posted By Drillium Dude

One could apply this to anything considered risky...

One could apply this to anything considered risky behavior by anyone. It's a BS argument. Stop.

DD
04-19-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,264
Posted By Drillium Dude

You do you, BB4... ...and that's all I have...

You do you, BB4...

...and that's all I have to say about that.

DD
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