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06-26-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,202
Posted By bikingshearer

Along the same lines, I picked up a 1986 De...

Along the same lines, I picked up a 1986 De Rosa10 or 12 years ago, a real beauty. As I did back then, I took it to my go-to shop for C&V work (since sold to Trek:() to have the then-owner (Steve...
06-24-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By bikingshearer

My take? It's a "tourist" Paramount. It's called...

My take? It's a "tourist" Paramount. It's called a P11 in the 1968 catalog (and before that as well, I believe) and a P15 from 1970 on. It does not appear in the 1969 catalog, at least not the one I...
06-24-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,091
Posted By bikingshearer

Done and done. Then if we stood together we'd...

Done and done. Then if we stood together we'd look like two reasonably fit, albeit larger than average, human beings instead of looking like an impersonation of the number "10."

And I'd still wear...
06-23-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,603
Posted By bikingshearer

Cross-Marin Trial at Samuel P. Taylor Park. Same...

Cross-Marin Trial at Samuel P. Taylor Park. Same bike as below after the repaint....
06-22-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 720
Posted By bikingshearer

What a coup. And I thought it was challenging...

What a coup. And I thought it was challenging and expensive) enough finding the Cinelli-specific one (106/c). Your bike deserves it.
06-21-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 105,312
Posted By bikingshearer

Bought some tires from Force. The transaction...

Bought some tires from Force. The transaction was smooth as silk. Many thanks, Matt.
06-21-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 977
Posted By bikingshearer

Oh, I bet I would be slower up the climb than...

Oh, I bet I would be slower up the climb than you. Of course, since you stop to take photos, I might be able to see you on the way up every so often . . .




Ooooo, that sounds like a ton o'...
06-20-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By bikingshearer

Holy poop, that's tempting. My first truly good...

Holy poop, that's tempting. My first truly good bike was a Bob Jackson of similar vintage (red in all the places yours is green and and white in all the places yours is white) that I built up with...
06-20-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,091
Posted By bikingshearer

Where were you with that advice 40 years ago? :D

Where were you with that advice 40 years ago? :D
06-20-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,091
Posted By bikingshearer

I have one inch and over 100 lbs on you. I think...

I have one inch and over 100 lbs on you. I think I hate you. But only in the nicest possible way, of course.
06-20-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By bikingshearer

Your uncle drives a hard bargain. :D

Your uncle drives a hard bargain. :D
06-20-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By bikingshearer

Will this do...

Will this do...
06-20-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,091
Posted By bikingshearer

Well, Dave, we don't all have your...

Well, Dave, we don't all have your picture-perfect physique. :D
06-20-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,091
Posted By bikingshearer

Bibs. They don't slide down so there is never any...

Bibs. They don't slide down so there is never any "plumber's butt." Since no waistband is needed to keep them up (more or less), they are less constricting in the waist.

The downside is that...
06-18-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,737
Posted By bikingshearer

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-18-22, 02:36 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,845
Posted By bikingshearer

Dave: I am sorry to hear you will not be...

Dave:

I am sorry to hear you will not be continuing with Cino. I wish you nothing but the best in what lies before you. I can certainly understand our reasons and endorse your priorities.

We...
06-17-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By bikingshearer

If you mean the ones circa 1992-94, I agree. I...

If you mean the ones circa 1992-94, I agree. I still have all three. They are a ton of fun/
06-15-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By bikingshearer

"Fine" in this context is relative. If you live...

"Fine" in this context is relative. If you live in flatish terrain and are of moderate weight, they are fine. If, like me, you weight north of 250lbs and live in hilly terrain where almost every...
06-15-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By bikingshearer

Did I need a black B17? Not really, but I...

Did I need a black B17? Not really, but I snagged a black one anyway. Thanks, merziac - I think.;)
06-15-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 777
Posted By bikingshearer

That's the one I was thinking of. The frame is...

That's the one I was thinking of. The frame is shiner than I remember, but the components are exactly as I remember. I repeat: cool look.
06-14-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 777
Posted By bikingshearer

Okay, that explains it. The bike I am thing of...

Okay, that explains it. The bike I am thing of (and now I can go back to thinking it was a Colnago) had a more ethereal look going, in the frame, the graphics and the components. It kind of looked...
06-14-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 777
Posted By bikingshearer

It appears you overcharged for the Gugificazione...

It appears you overcharged for the Gugificazione treatment. :D

This also says something about my memory, but I don't remember what.
06-14-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 777
Posted By bikingshearer

I thought it was a Colnago, but I could be...

I thought it was a Colnago, but I could be misremembering. Wouldn't be the first time.

As I recall, it had a spectral, almost ghostly look to it - in a good way.
06-13-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By bikingshearer

I believe they are called "guidonnet" levers, A...

I believe they are called "guidonnet" levers, A quick google search will bring up pics of examples, included them being used on drop bars and porteur bars.

Acquired taste? I don't know, and I...
06-11-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By bikingshearer

PM sent.

PM sent.
06-07-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By bikingshearer

SpeedofLite Thanks (again and again and again)...

SpeedofLite Thanks (again and again and again) for posting these trips in the Way-Back Machine. They are a ton o' fun.

But I had to laugh, or at least giggle, at the idea that a 31 inch low gear...
06-04-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,774
Posted By bikingshearer

Oh, my. I think I need a cigarette . . . .

Oh, my. I think I need a cigarette . . . .
06-02-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 655
Posted By bikingshearer

Three obvious solutions being overlooked here....

Three obvious solutions being overlooked here. (1) Go with stem mounted shifters. (2) Convert the bike to a fixie. (3) Sell the bike and use the cash to buy one that already has barcons.

Okay, I...
06-01-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 996
Posted By bikingshearer

I'm too big to risk riding a frame with a crack...

I'm too big to risk riding a frame with a crack like that. Based on the frame size, you probably are, too.
06-01-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 972
Posted By bikingshearer

I think I see "NY" in the lower left hand corner...

I think I see "NY" in the lower left hand corner of the taxi's license plate, so I'm guessing Manhattan and he's on his way to a morning of drudgery before his three martini lunch.

Lousy helmet,...
06-01-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 972
Posted By bikingshearer

On the other hand, there is no record of a...

On the other hand, there is no record of a Spaniard or a Mexican ever invading Poland. And the bull might prefer the Germans.
06-01-22, 12:58 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,335
Posted By bikingshearer

Christmas present from my wife. ...

Christmas present from my wife.

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05-31-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,254
Posted By bikingshearer

Another month, another no-go for me. My wife is...

Another month, another no-go for me. My wife is in a performance that on Saturday that a dutiful husband had nest not miss. Since I do my best to do a reasonable impersonation of a dutiful husband,...
05-29-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 598
Posted By bikingshearer

I, too, have a Cinelli that I had repainted. It...

I, too, have a Cinelli that I had repainted. It was the subject of a long paint/don't paint thread here that garnered a lot of thoughtful replies, as one would expect. It did not get rechromed for...
05-28-22, 01:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By bikingshearer

Not quite any 9 or 10 speed 105 or Ultegra, but...

Not quite any 9 or 10 speed 105 or Ultegra, but any British-threaded 105 or Ultegra should transfer right over. So make sure the donor bike is British threaded. American, British or Japanese bikes...
05-27-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 598
Posted By bikingshearer

Mirror Chrome paint - Anybody Try It?

Has anybody used this stuff...
05-27-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By bikingshearer

How about moving the 105 or Ultegra stuff over to...

How about moving the 105 or Ultegra stuff over to the Davidson and see how you like the ride for a couple months? You, know, long enough for the "new bike" excitement/adjustment to wear off and for...
05-27-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By bikingshearer

Great score. Fusos are among the very best "off...

Great score. Fusos are among the very best "off the peg" frames ever made, and certainly among the best looking. Enjoy the build, but mostly enjoy the ride. :thumb:
05-24-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,226
Posted By bikingshearer

Nah, say a few Hail Tullios and all will be...

Nah, say a few Hail Tullios and all will be forgiven.

I put upright bars on a 1967 Paramount and turned it into a commuter. I haven't been struck by lightening and I'm only 64, so you should be...
05-23-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By bikingshearer

First, congrats on scoring a classic old...

First, congrats on scoring a classic old Paramount. I am delighted that you plan on getting it on the road, where it belongs/

Next, how to get lower gearing: A lot depends on the crank you have....
05-23-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By bikingshearer

Ritchey used to make one; it came standard on...

Ritchey used to make one; it came standard on Bridgestone RB-1s circa 1992-93. It is almost exactly the same rise as what you pictured. Here is a drawing of the RB-1 from Bridgestones' 1993 catalog...
05-22-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,069
Posted By bikingshearer

It looks like a six-speed in the photo (I can't...

It looks like a six-speed in the photo (I can't believe they don't say on the text). That means it's probably 126mm. I say "probably" because there were sis-speed freewheels with narrower cogs and...
05-22-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,400
Posted By bikingshearer

If they had Cat 5s in the 80's, I would have been...

If they had Cat 5s in the 80's, I would have been a Cat 7 or 8.
05-18-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By bikingshearer

You're all wrong. It's the prototype for...

You're all wrong. It's the prototype for Rivendell's next model. They're calling it the "Alfred E. Neuman."

:D
05-18-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,001
Posted By bikingshearer

I understand the draw. Bottom line: you could use...

I understand the draw. Bottom line: you could use your wheels at Eroica CA with no one giving a poop, but they might not pass muster in Italy.

As for the rest of the discussion: Ride what the heck...
05-18-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By bikingshearer

Greg Lemond used 'em. Pretty much no one else in...

Greg Lemond used 'em. Pretty much no one else in the pro peloton did. That may not be the last word on the subject, but it does say something.

Personally, I'd be worried about smacking my knees on...
05-18-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,546
Posted By bikingshearer

My big complaint about the weather is that last...

My big complaint about the weather is that last Saturday it was absolutely perfect - and I couldn't get out for a ride.:cry:

Hey, first-world problems are still problems.
05-18-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By bikingshearer

In 1995, as part of a Shasta to Yosemite tour, I...

In 1995, as part of a Shasta to Yosemite tour, I rode 395 from the Hwy 89 Jct (after coming down off of Monitor Pass) to Lee Vining before heading up 120 and over Tioga Pass on the way to Yosemite...
05-17-22, 02:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,056
Posted By bikingshearer

Here is another possibility, although you would...

Here is another possibility, although you would probably have to pay gugie in pizza and beer to get it done. Step 1: Remove the fork. Step 2: Cut a little off the end of the steerer tube, chase the...
05-16-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,056
Posted By bikingshearer

Every so often, I think to myself "it would be...

Every so often, I think to myself "it would be fun to take a frame building class and build my own frame." Since the last time I held a torch was in junior high shop class, and considering the level...
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