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03-04-24, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Steel Charlie

For the Man Who Has Everything

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bop/d/sacramento-campagnolo-speed-freewheel/7723765446.html
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03-04-24, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 151
Posted By Steel Charlie

Dura Ace 10 spd barcons work on downtube bosses.

Dura Ace 10 spd barcons work on downtube bosses.
03-03-24, 09:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 934
Posted By Steel Charlie

Beyond Impressive metalwork !

Beyond Impressive metalwork !
02-25-24, 07:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,261
Posted By Steel Charlie

Absolutely ! ! For decades Bicycling! has been...

Absolutely ! ! For decades Bicycling! has been the fount of truth, justice, and the American Way ! ! !
02-22-24, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By Steel Charlie

Does "money down a rathole" ring a bell? ...

Does "money down a rathole" ring a bell?

Find some kid to give it to and walk away.

JMO of course
02-20-24, 11:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By Steel Charlie

Excellent ! It's well and good that she is...

Excellent !

It's well and good that she is humoring you with the bikes but you may want to take special care to insure that she knows that she's your No.1 hobby.

Just say'n
02-20-24, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By Steel Charlie

She may expect you to wear some proper trousers ...

She may expect you to wear some proper trousers

All The Best !
02-20-24, 07:27 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,664
Posted By Steel Charlie

And there is no cult It would be pretty zoot...

And there is no cult

It would be pretty zoot to have that 9 spd group on a super steel bike except the 7410 crank was better looking.

Ah, well
02-19-24, 06:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,158
Posted By Steel Charlie

Someone is overdue for an intervention And...

Someone is overdue for an intervention

And AFA Boyer is concerned, LeMond beat him. He was better. He won. He deserved to win.
02-19-24, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By Steel Charlie

In the 80's I tried to get an undamaged Gios...

In the 80's I tried to get an undamaged Gios Record frameset three times. Even with that package every one came with chipped paint. I finally gave up and just kept the Grandis that I had at the...
02-19-24, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,158
Posted By Steel Charlie

Greg LeMond Rules ! ! He doesn't have to kiss and...

Greg LeMond Rules ! ! He doesn't have to kiss and make up with anybody !

On the topic I can't believe the absurd lengths people go to in order to preserve ugly. We're not talking museum pieces...
02-18-24, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,158
Posted By Steel Charlie

You may want to defer to Sally's advice from an...

You may want to defer to Sally's advice from an episode of "3rd Rock from the Sun",
" Kill her. Get a different one. "

Sometimes it seems like ........

OR

Just give her whatever would make...
02-16-24, 08:26 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,199
Posted By Steel Charlie

It's been long time established that belief...

It's been long time established that belief systems are immune to empirical data/evidence or rational argument. Opposition to the system only serves to strengthen it.

A situation easily...
02-13-24, 09:31 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,199
Posted By Steel Charlie

I was once passed by a kid wearing flipflops...

I was once passed by a kid wearing flipflops riding a BMX bike. And I was on Italian steel. In my defense I was experiencing a near crippling episode of hot foot so severe that a couple minutes...
02-12-24, 08:17 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,241
Posted By Steel Charlie

Super Hype Bowl. It's not "football". It's pick...

Super Hype Bowl. It's not "football". It's pick it up run with it or throw it ball. Megamorphs in regimented lines butting heads. Even in my childhood it was a WTF? for me and has never changed....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-24, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 56,113
Posted By Steel Charlie

Would immersive waxing be the next step up from...

Would immersive waxing be the next step up from the Full Brazilian ?

Asking for a friend
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-24, 08:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,689
Posted By Steel Charlie

Heavy water would be contrary to the Weight...

Heavy water would be contrary to the Weight Weenie Ethic !
02-08-24, 09:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,250
Posted By Steel Charlie

That's the Stepford Wheelmen

That's the Stepford Wheelmen
02-07-24, 06:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,764
Posted By Steel Charlie

Chains are really cheeep! What's your time...

Chains are really cheeep! What's your time worth? What did it cost to "clean" chain? Where is the economy and practicality of what you did?
02-06-24, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By Steel Charlie

I shop at all of those places with the money that...

I shop at all of those places with the money that I got from my Nigerian inheritance
02-04-24, 10:11 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,165
Posted By Steel Charlie

I have one of each of these. I really don't care...

I have one of each of these. I really don't care for the gross logos but it is easy to live with since they're such great rides.
And totally black bikes are totally boring. A simple truth, not...
02-03-24, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,923
Posted By Steel Charlie

I've learned the hard way that stamped numbers...

I've learned the hard way that stamped numbers and a tape often disagree.
02-02-24, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 898
Posted By Steel Charlie

And it still retains the original cast iron...

And it still retains the original cast iron wedge. Impressive dedication to lightening.
02-02-24, 08:17 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,165
Posted By Steel Charlie

For me the traditional RED Specialized bikes have...

For me the traditional RED Specialized bikes have always been faster. Simple as that.
02-02-24, 08:06 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,094
Posted By Steel Charlie

Don't Hesitate ! ! Discussions like this one...

Don't Hesitate ! !

Discussions like this one are Boundless ! ! Get into it !


And now that I'm aware of the majesty of aluminum I begin to understand my wholly irrational affection for an old...
02-01-24, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,923
Posted By Steel Charlie

Mr. Stefani is still doing paint AFAIK. The...

Mr. Stefani is still doing paint AFAIK. The decal are still in biz. The original color was pearl grey. The red is "Ferrari" red.
I built it with DA 7spd. The handling was very Italian quick. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-24, 10:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,563
Posted By Steel Charlie

Now every time that I ride the old steel Masi I'm...

Now every time that I ride the old steel Masi I'm going to feel like I'm missing out.

Dang ! !
01-28-24, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By Steel Charlie

The best thing about it is that it is too big for...

The best thing about it is that it is too big for me and I don't have to feel bad that someone else has it. Well, actually I do, just not AS bad.:o

It's a beauty
01-26-24, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Steel Charlie

And you even have a clever new name for it - dish...

And you even have a clever new name for it - dish !
01-23-24, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Steel Charlie

The answers to all of that would be fairly self...

The answers to all of that would be fairly self evident to someone who had any experience with them, which is sorta what I was asking about.

Thanks
01-22-24, 04:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,952
Posted By Steel Charlie

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1870x846/scan0001_ccbfe7a668fac9fd680bb06dc3a90c4e10b99da1_30566dbc1d49ee4c91b8100b90d415d4e472b51d.jpg
01-21-24, 08:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,179
Posted By Steel Charlie

The real answer and the only one that would...

The real answer and the only one that would actually work is to simply eliminate a substantial portion of the human population from the planet.

Moronic wars and the next plague may take care of it...
01-19-24, 12:52 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,165
Posted By Steel Charlie

Aw, c'mon man. Didn't he say that he was sorry?

Aw, c'mon man. Didn't he say that he was sorry?
01-14-24, 07:44 AM
01-09-24, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By Steel Charlie

They're all the same and they're still coming new...

They're all the same and they're still coming new on shifters that use them. The ones on my DA7700 levers are identical to the ones that are on my DA7400 from 1985.

$10 for a piece of plastic...
01-07-24, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By Steel Charlie

Looks like something that needs recycling. Send...

Looks like something that needs recycling. Send it to me and I'll dispose of it for you. No charge.
01-06-24, 08:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,173
Posted By Steel Charlie

Anything works for me. I don't use the brakes...

Anything works for me. I don't use the brakes much. Never wore out a set of pads. The ano is still on the brake surface of wheels that I built 40years ago. Now I have Shimano double pivots on...
01-04-24, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By Steel Charlie

And those that do just as likely have no idea how...

And those that do just as likely have no idea how to use them.
01-01-24, 10:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,250
Posted By Steel Charlie

You need way more old, fat guys if you ever...

You need way more old, fat guys if you ever expect to attract a crowd !

:50:
PS was anyone wearing lycra?
12-25-23, 11:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,800
Posted By Steel Charlie

There have been piles of trash parts made for...

There have been piles of trash parts made for bicycles over the decades. Are they all C&V simply because they're old? Or are they just old trash?
12-25-23, 08:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 810
Posted By Steel Charlie

Liquid Wrench and a hairdryer to heat the stem...

Liquid Wrench and a hairdryer to heat the stem and get the LW into the joint and then more LW while it's still hot. Use the rubber hammer to bash the stem sideways in a circle, not up or down. Has...
12-25-23, 08:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,082
Posted By Steel Charlie

I've had two like that. Gave one to a friend. ...

I've had two like that. Gave one to a friend. They're about $40 in the US. My time is billed at $200+/hr. Building a POS thingy out of wood or anything else for that matter simply does not...
12-22-23, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22,261
Views: 4,597,041
Posted By Steel Charlie

That harness looking thing underneath the wheel...

That harness looking thing underneath the wheel resembles part of a shoulder holster rig. The tattoos in the first pic are impressive. Doesn't seem to be the Playa Del Rey that I remember.
12-21-23, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By Steel Charlie

Gios Happiness

So here's the Gios Compact in it's new iteration. All Ultegra 6500 with a FD-6600 on the front. Since it's a 1990 I didn't feel that the 2x9 was all that inappropriate. And it works just fine. I...
12-17-23, 07:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,937
Posted By Steel Charlie

Hang by the rear wheel. Getting the front into a...

Hang by the rear wheel. Getting the front into a hook is a righteous PITA and getting it out even worse
JMO of course
12-16-23, 07:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,283
Posted By Steel Charlie

I'm certain that the collective C&V marketing...

I'm certain that the collective C&V marketing wisdom would be something that companies the likes of Gios would treasure.
12-11-23, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By Steel Charlie

Update

Why cannot I edit the title ?


So I sent a note to giostorino.it and Marco Gios responded. He tells me that the bike was made in 1990 and that the Compact Plus used the Oria KK tube set. I...
12-11-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,595
Posted By Steel Charlie

Particularly so in light of most cyclists'...

Particularly so in light of most cyclists' communicative skills consisting of pointing and grunts. Most notably those wearing lycra.
12-11-23, 09:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,595
Posted By Steel Charlie

PLEASE ! ! Do NOT cut that steerer ! ! ! ...

PLEASE ! ! Do NOT cut that steerer ! ! ! Spacers are dirt cheap on eBay
12-09-23, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,456
Posted By Steel Charlie

I cannot imagine any reluctance to completely...

I cannot imagine any reluctance to completely rehabbing and restoring something that has been so neglected and abused in the past. It is currently only a shrine to that neglect, nothing else.
JMO...
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