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09-18-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By rccardr

Works fine, fully compatible. Or, I’ll swap a...

Works fine, fully compatible.
Or, I’ll swap a set of 7 speed DT shifters for a pair of 8’s.
09-17-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 18,746
Posted By rccardr

Nope, just LOTS of stiches to reattach two...

Nope, just LOTS of stiches to reattach two muscles to their respective ligaments/tendons. Total separations.
Had first PT session today, confirmed that it will likely be end of October before...
09-17-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 18,746
Posted By rccardr

Sounds like a lot of fun, I'm jealous. Surgery...

Sounds like a lot of fun, I'm jealous.
Surgery went well last week, first PT session today.
Hope to be back on a bike by January!
09-16-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By rccardr

Bought this about 10 years ago from Big Bossman,...

Bought this about 10 years ago from Big Bossman, if my memory is correct it was an '87.
Gorgeous bike but was never able to get really comfortable on it despite trying several different groups,...
09-16-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,422
Posted By rccardr

Guilty as charged, had this since 2017. Carbon...

Guilty as charged, had this since 2017.
Carbon AND disc AND 11 speed:...
09-15-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By rccardr

Can’t really be more specific than ‘use crescent...

Can’t really be more specific than ‘use crescent wrench, gently bend braze-on’
09-15-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By rccardr

Your suspicions are correct: the friction FD...

Your suspicions are correct: the friction FD doesn’t want to play nice with the indexing shifter.
I’ve had great success GENTLY bending the FD braze-on mount using a long handled crescent wrench. ...
09-08-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9,902
Views: 1,104,720
Posted By rccardr

I believe I am well acquainted with the bicycle...

I believe I am well acquainted with the bicycle pictured above…
09-08-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 664
Posted By rccardr

Interesting. I continue to be amazed at the...

Interesting.
I continue to be amazed at the flexibility of those old school front and rear derailleurs.
Couple of years ago used a Dura Ace 7400 FD & RD to shift a 50/28 crankset with a 13-28...
09-08-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 664
Posted By rccardr

Bob, is that a plain old Record FD you're using...

Bob, is that a plain old Record FD you're using there?
09-06-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,534
Posted By rccardr

Just add ‘tutto quanto’ at the end and you’ll be...

Just add ‘tutto quanto’ at the end and you’ll be fine….
09-06-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 586
Posted By rccardr

Something like this: Shimano 105 rear hub 9 speed...

Something like this: Shimano 105 rear hub 9 speed 32h FH-5500 | eBay (https://www.ebay.com/itm/353636602322?hash=item52566251d2:g:qgEAAOSwQp1hIaVA)
will do nicely, and only $20. There are bunches...
09-05-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By rccardr

Delivered the weekly Parma News in the late 50’s...

Delivered the weekly Parma News in the late 50’s on foot. Community newspaper that asked for a voluntary dime a week, collected monthly. Needless to say, not many paid. On the other hand the...
09-03-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By rccardr

If you like the Conti 4 seasons, they do come in...

If you like the Conti 4 seasons, they do come in both 28 and 32.
In my experience, Conti 28’s on vintage type narrow-ish rims mount up at 28mm; on later/wider rims they’ll bump up closer to 30mm....
09-03-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,167
Posted By rccardr

Here's the link to 320 photos of Cino Heroica...

Here's the link to 320 photos of Cino Heroica 2021. Enjoy!

Cino Heroica 2021 | Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/193222933@N07/albums/72157719771667641)
09-01-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,167
Posted By rccardr

As the second day came to a close: ...

As the second day came to a close:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/p8297417_7b188eec7838288680412631a14512090985459b.jpg
Matt and Scott enjoying their reward...
09-01-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,167
Posted By rccardr

'Lunch' was actually opened around 10am to...

'Lunch' was actually opened around 10am to satisfy riders who started as early as 7...
09-01-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,167
Posted By rccardr

Day Two: ...

Day Two:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_4698_1e86278c62987170091a717e72cf8be547cdcb9d.jpg
Day 2 started out very early with fluffy clouds but they soon blew...
08-31-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4,510
Views: 456,382
Posted By rccardr

Now to keep from losing your driver’s license…

Now to keep from losing your driver’s license…
08-31-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 18,746
Posted By rccardr

Sigh, wrote three posts and deleted them all....

Sigh, wrote three posts and deleted them all. Just furious about the way this has been handled.
Totally incompetent.
08-31-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,167
Posted By rccardr

After lunch, I drove 'sweep', picked up a very...

After lunch, I drove 'sweep', picked up a very tired SquirtDad, and headed to Hot Springs:...
08-31-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,167
Posted By rccardr

The lunch spot was, as Dave put it,...

The lunch spot was, as Dave put it, "Jaw-dropping". Volunteers drove it all in, set it all up, and took it all down afterwards....
08-31-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,167
Posted By rccardr

AS we climbed to higher elevations, the fog...

AS we climbed to higher elevations, the fog cleared off and we got some marvelous views of the landscape...
08-31-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,167
Posted By rccardr

A very different Cino for me this year. Due to a...

A very different Cino for me this year. Due to a serious shoulder injury and impending surgery, was unable to rife but still wanted to attend and help out. As a result, less perspective of riders...
08-26-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,167
Posted By rccardr

Scott, sad to hear that you won’t be at Cino this...

Scott, sad to hear that you won’t be at Cino this year. Always look forward to your company.

Meanwhile, The Official Shaker has been removed from The Bar and placed into the suitcase.
All I...
08-25-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,321
Posted By rccardr

Hunh. I’ve been using a set of DA hub/Velocity...

Hunh.
I’ve been using a set of DA hub/Velocity A23 650b wheels for several years without any of the problems you describe. Using two layers of 17mm Kapton tape, Schwalbe tubes, and 38mm Compass...
08-25-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,167
Posted By rccardr

It’s official: I’ll be there this weekend! ...

It’s official: I’ll be there this weekend!
Surgery scheduled for September 9th.
Looking forward to seeing everyone and doing what I can to support in One Armed Man mode.
08-19-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2,445
Views: 825,815
Posted By rccardr

Great shop. Dink Bridgers is a character but easy...

Great shop. Dink Bridgers is a character but easy to work with if you want a special Peg.
If you go to their Facebook page, my new red and yellow Peg Duende is a couple down.
Replies: 23
Views: 885
Posted By rccardr

Haters gonna hate (“Don’t you DARE desecrate that...

Haters gonna hate (“Don’t you DARE desecrate that frame!”)
Playas gonna play (“Hey man, it’s your bike, do what you want, nothing is irreversible”)

’Tis your choice, enjoy!
08-18-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,167
Posted By rccardr

Got the word: surgery is required. So, will be...

Got the word: surgery is required. So, will be there but not riding.
Perhaps Dave will have me frying bacon or mixing Negronis!
08-18-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 935
Posted By rccardr

I have, in the past, had good results by GENTLY...

I have, in the past, had good results by GENTLY bending the braze-on mount in the proper direction using a long handled crescent wrench.
Doesn’t take much to move it into the proper alignment. ...
08-18-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By rccardr

If the RM 30 freehub spline pattern matches...

If the RM 30 freehub spline pattern matches yours, then buying the entire hub is a good idea You’llget ew cones, axles, seals, etc.
If not the same pattern, post a pic of thr spline pattern of...
08-16-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,167
Posted By rccardr

MRI this am, Doc took a look and just called. ...

MRI this am, Doc took a look and just called. Torn rotator cuff, and not a partial.
He thinks I can ride, but have another meeting with him Weds am to discuss options.
PB, please do not uncross...
08-16-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,744
Posted By rccardr

Black rims with a MBS and blackwall tires. Used...

Black rims with a MBS and blackwall tires. Used that on the Mooney and the Tempo, both of which are orange with off white panels like your Stella.
Liked the look a lot, but also used a black saddle...
08-15-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,167
Posted By rccardr

Hoping #1: that everyone got Dave’s message about...

Hoping #1: that everyone got Dave’s message about t-shirts and sizing, that they responded, and that we’ll have Cino-wear
Hoping#2: that the MRI happening at 5:30 am local time tells my Ortho Doc...
08-15-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 538
Posted By rccardr

Kasai USB rechargeables here. Good for about 6...

Kasai USB rechargeables here. Good for about 6 hours, no batteries to toss, and a single cheap charging station does my phone and both blinkies for the next day.
08-15-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By rccardr

If you mean 80’s Shimano 600 Tricolor levers,...

If you mean 80’s Shimano 600 Tricolor levers, easiest thing is to buy 6403’s- the last brake lever version- and pickmup a couple sets of the easy to find, $15 or so brake hoods for them that are out...
08-13-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 18,746
Posted By rccardr

Am right with you there, Gaucho. Had a paddle...

Am right with you there, Gaucho. Had a paddle boarding incident several weeks ago, right shoulder got all squinched around in the wrong direction.
Ortho doc says nothing broken but all sorts of...
08-13-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 240,902
Posted By rccardr

Had one of those several years ago. In fact,...

Had one of those several years ago. In fact, there were so few of them made in each size with the chromed seat lugs (about half were painted, I think) that the frame may be the same:
...
08-13-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,262
Posted By rccardr

I think they're pretty cool bikes. Wouldn't buy...

I think they're pretty cool bikes. Wouldn't buy one because I already have a pair of rides that serve the same purpose.
Will be interesting to see who the target market turns out to be, assuming...
08-13-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2,445
Views: 825,815
Posted By rccardr

At least you had that superior Clement cap! ...

At least you had that superior Clement cap!
Excellent paint job!
08-12-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By rccardr

What Shimano cartridge style bottom bracket uses...

What Shimano cartridge style bottom bracket uses a NDS lock ring?
Do you perhaps mean the NDS cup?
Please…enlighten me.
08-11-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,612
Posted By rccardr

^^This. Plus, the housing loop for the RD is...

^^This.
Plus, the housing loop for the RD is way too long on each bike. Should be just long enough to make a smooth curve, that’s usually around a foot long.
Quality housing and quality cables...
08-09-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 935
Posted By rccardr

You could also drill and tap a lower hole for the...

You could also drill and tap a lower hole for the mounting bolt. Looks like there's plenty of meat on the mount.
Also suggest you clean up the back side and even extend the hole upwards with a file...
08-08-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,566
Posted By rccardr

I uglified an Eisentraught for my SiL to,use as a...

I uglified an Eisentraught for my SiL to,use as a train station bike, full Galli group and everything. Multiple coats of Rusto black, gray and rust red. Mismatched tires.
He used it for for four...
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By rccardr

Price could be in italian lira, they didn’t go to...

Price could be in italian lira, they didn’t go to the euro until 1999.
In 1985, 1000 lira = about 38 US cents, so 199,000 lira would be around $75US.

Regardless, pretty cool tool and case.
08-05-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 526
Posted By rccardr

ALL of those parts mentioned should work well...

ALL of those parts mentioned should work well with each other. And in many years of working with Shimano down tube shifting components, have never (with the exception of 6208’s) had any go bad or do...
08-04-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By rccardr

Velo Classique in Purcelleville VA. Wayne...

Velo Classique in Purcelleville VA. Wayne Bingham’s your man.
Best to call, not e-mail.
08-04-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 800
Posted By rccardr

I use a pair of Kasai K-Mites. Front one loops...

I use a pair of Kasai K-Mites. Front one loops around the bars, rear one hooks onto the loop on my saddle bag.
USB rechargeable, lasts about 6-7 hours per charge.
08-03-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By rccardr

Thoughtful build at a good price, very solid...

Thoughtful build at a good price, very solid stuff. Look like Shimano BL -R400 brake levers.
I’d suggest you drop the bar angle a bit and shorten the rear cable loop, though.
GLWS!
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