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08-28-22, 02:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By poprad

This thread over Sunday morning coffee is why I...

This thread over Sunday morning coffee is why I love this forum.
08-28-22, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By poprad

Karma happens, lovely bike in iconic colors.

Karma happens, lovely bike in iconic colors.
08-28-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 683
Posted By poprad

I love that you kept the patina and that you used...

I love that you kept the patina and that you used parts on hand. Something about this build just gels, it's very well done. Congrats and thanks for sharing!
08-27-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By poprad

I get your question, but the vagaries of fork...

I get your question, but the vagaries of fork crown design, wheel/tire combo and brakes make it impossible to answer. Most of us have installed the cheapo plastic SKS type at one time or another and...
08-26-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,870
Posted By poprad

That's fair, I suffer from an incessant...

That's fair, I suffer from an incessant comparison with the book, and that's just a recipe for disappointment usually. I admit I did really like Michael Caine in the 2002 version. I've always...
08-26-22, 02:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,870
Posted By poprad

That is a truly fantastic and simple drip...

That is a truly fantastic and simple drip machine. Paired with a quality grinder and beans it can rival any method for a good cup.
08-26-22, 02:35 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,870
Posted By poprad

Great novel, meh movie (aren't they always?) ...

Great novel, meh movie (aren't they always?) Have you read The Comedians?
08-25-22, 01:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,870
Posted By poprad

Awesome!

Awesome!
08-24-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By poprad

Great article, thank you for posting it

Great article, thank you for posting it
08-24-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By poprad

Another fantastic vid John, keep 'em coming! My...

Another fantastic vid John, keep 'em coming! My only niggle is the sound quality, even the cc option doesn't capture some of the dialogue and I want to hear it!

Super minor complaint though,...
08-24-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,870
Posted By poprad

Was it the "normal" or "Midwatch" urn? During my...

Was it the "normal" or "Midwatch" urn? During my time at sea I only accidentally sampled the Midwatch sludge once. I can still remember the foul taste...
...
08-24-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,870
Posted By poprad

What a great thread topic. I'm a coffee geek...

What a great thread topic.

I'm a coffee geek from way back. My wife loves the smell but can't suffer the taste, so I became a coffee snob by accident by only needing to brew a couple cups a day....
08-22-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By poprad

Subscribed, I anticipate this being interesting

Subscribed, I anticipate this being interesting
08-04-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By poprad

Thanks for posting this! Rouleur ran a series of...

Thanks for posting this! Rouleur ran a series of articles some years back about the racing in the Eastern Bloc countries during the Cold War period and it was fascinating. Your pics of the museum...
08-03-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By poprad

I still love my 99 R4000. Those CAAD aluminum...

I still love my 99 R4000. Those CAAD aluminum frames were, and are, the heat.
08-01-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,205
Posted By poprad

You have my jealousy sir.

You have my jealousy sir.
08-01-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,205
Posted By poprad

Clearly Ago15 is planning to be in the Alps with...

Clearly Ago15 is planning to be in the Alps with the crew. I can confrim that Paris is, indeed, generally closed for the month as the lunch at work options have dwindled. On the upside the COVID...
08-01-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By poprad

You're killing it with these thread drops SoL! ...

You're killing it with these thread drops SoL!
Great content, can't wait for more.
07-31-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By poprad

Another fantastic post, thanks SoL! Re-reading...

Another fantastic post, thanks SoL!
Re-reading this I find myself really regretting giving away my Trek 560 bought new in 1988, given to a bike-less friend in 2000. I wonder if he still has it...
07-31-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,205
Posted By poprad

Quite correct, from Olivier: Good evening Marc,...

Quite correct, from Olivier:
Good evening Marc,

This frame was made with a series of 7 others identical to the
Canada. That’s why they’re numbered that way.
So there are only frames on...
07-25-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,205
Posted By poprad

Ah OK, then indeed I may have run across it...

Ah OK, then indeed I may have run across it before. I didn't go by there much during COVID and I had my accident in Aug 2020, which really limited my get around ability, but I stopped in now and...
07-25-22, 03:10 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,205
Posted By poprad

Yeah, I have to control myself when I go there...

Yeah, I have to control myself when I go there and only pick out one bike to shoot per visit. If I started down that slope I'd be there forever...

But that was a cool Pew Goat.
07-25-22, 03:06 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,205
Posted By poprad

I can't get too many pics of this bike, thanks...

I can't get too many pics of this bike, thanks for posting again! When did you take delivery? I swear I recall seeing this in his shop...
07-25-22, 03:04 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,205
Posted By poprad

I've sent Olivier a request to look up the serial...

I've sent Olivier a request to look up the serial #, we will see what the Master Records reveal.
07-24-22, 04:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By poprad

Lovely bike, and a really well executed build. ...

Lovely bike, and a really well executed build. Anyone know the significance of the "12.2?"
07-23-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,205
Posted By poprad

Thanks for posting, the pics are great! If you...

Thanks for posting, the pics are great! If you want info on the frame (original build date, first owner, etc) send me the serial #. Should be on the left dropout and fork tip. I can ask Olivier...
07-23-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,205
Posted By poprad

Thanks for the nice comments, I too dream of a...

Thanks for the nice comments, I too dream of a retirement that allows me to actually ride the French countryside. The realities of a (more than) full time job definitely aren't reflected in this...
07-23-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By poprad

Jen Green might be willing to: Revolution...

Jen Green might be willing to:

Revolution Cycle Jewelry (www.headbadges.com/store/c1/headbadges)

I've commissioned work from her for over ten years. I've never been disappointed, or in fact...
07-23-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By poprad

I love the comparison of the design aesthetic of...

I love the comparison of the design aesthetic of the Campy gruppo to a Ford Taurus!

:lol:
07-23-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,205
Posted By poprad

For those fond of history (so yeah, basically all...

For those fond of history (so yeah, basically all of you):

https://erenow.net/biographies/sex-lies-and-handlebar-tape/20.php
07-23-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,205
Posted By poprad

Thanks, I've been very lucky to have this chance...

Thanks, I've been very lucky to have this chance to make such a connection
07-23-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,205
Posted By poprad

A couple more of the JA: ...

A couple more of the JA:

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Love, love, LOVE the hand done line work...
07-23-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,205
Posted By poprad

I have to admit I haven't gotten up early enough...

I have to admit I haven't gotten up early enough to try it yet. The sun's up at 5:30 these days in Paris, so....
07-23-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,205
Posted By poprad

And finally, yet another super cool old steed in...

And finally, yet another super cool old steed in for minor tweaks and repairs. This one is ridden daily. A Jaques Anquetil (known for asking for a woman and champagne after each stage mid-tour)...
07-23-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,205
Posted By poprad

A trip to Alex Singer wouldn't be complete...

A trip to Alex Singer wouldn't be complete without a few shots of tools and the like:
...
07-23-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,205
Posted By poprad

Headbadge arrived ...

Headbadge arrived

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So, I finally found a time when I could link up with...
07-11-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By poprad

The only thing wrong with this thread is not...

The only thing wrong with this thread is not enough pics of that gorgeous machine.
07-03-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By poprad

I'd love to see that Fuji article.... ...

I'd love to see that Fuji article....

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/faux_ji_special_road_racer_008_cca0e34b1ce23beda4504d3b993c05bbf8a101b9.jpg
07-03-22, 01:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,114
Posted By poprad

But just to keep to the theme: ...

But just to keep to the theme:
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07-02-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,114
Posted By poprad

Thanks, it was a fun build of a bike shop...

Thanks, it was a fun build of a bike shop attic-found frame. I rescued it from a mom n pop shop in Arlington, Va back in 2011, built it up with a cool mix of Huret/Shimano parts, and rode it as a...
07-02-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,114
Posted By poprad

This may become my favorite thread...

This may become my favorite thread everhttps://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_7909_1__b6d7a6ad9b84bcf80a57e8703506bb2c07643629.jpg
Put new shoes on the road bike last...
06-20-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,081
Posted By poprad

Great pics, feels like being there but without...

Great pics, feels like being there but without the hypoxia and cramps afterwards!
06-20-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,792
Posted By poprad

Good question. Their site implies a "Made in...

Good question. Their site implies a "Made in USA" ethos but falls short of declaring it is:

Silca story (silca.cc/pages/about)
06-20-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,792
Posted By poprad

I'm happy this got bumped, I missed it the first...

I'm happy this got bumped, I missed it the first time around. A Pegoretti painted Silca? How did that happen?

I put one of the new Silca Imperio pumps on my new Singer. It works as good as it...
06-20-22, 03:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,430
Posted By poprad

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

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06-20-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By poprad

I'll second that request, anything from Sheldon...

I'll second that request, anything from Sheldon ought to be an interesting read.
06-19-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,430
Posted By poprad

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-18-22, 04:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,081
Posted By poprad

I challenge you riders to post a pic of each...

I challenge you riders to post a pic of each virage (switchback). Having ridden that several times, but only a couple up and back down, I was amazed at how many awesome views I missed on the climb....
06-18-22, 04:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,430
Posted By poprad

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06-18-22, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3,117
Views: 353,285
Posted By poprad

Giving animals good lives is one of the finest...

Giving animals good lives is one of the finest things we humans can do.
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