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02-28-24, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 234,242
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

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Yeah but this one is soooo much more fun than the safe city park
02-16-24, 06:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,814
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Trigger clamps do the trick for me. Pressure can...

Trigger clamps do the trick for me. Pressure can be applied right on the patch, and the clamp and tube can be hung out of the way the tube dries. Plus even the small clamps apply 100psi pressure.

...
02-16-24, 05:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,814
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Leave the film on. If the tube is in some...

Leave the film on. If the tube is in some brands/models of tires for an extended time, patches without film can stick to the tire.
01-28-24, 09:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,836
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Your zipper repair MIGHT be pretty easy. A lot of...

Your zipper repair MIGHT be pretty easy. A lot of zippers of that era were set on from the inside and stitched down, like a back pocket is attached to the outside of jeans. You just have find a metal...
01-27-24, 06:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,836
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Hereís a few. First three were given to me after...

Hereís a few. First three were given to me after the passing of George Van Meter, an alternate on the US Olympic team in 1956. I wear two of them from time to time.

...
01-16-24, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 843
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Got to wonder if there were still any lizards...

Got to wonder if there were still any lizards clinging to it when HST sold it.
01-11-24, 02:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,381
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Bikes could soon use AI to think for themselves, Shimano patent suggests

From Cycling Weekly https://r.smartbrief.com/resp/rDcgCMsnkbDyyYviCigadsBVjlJL

What could possibly go wrong?
01-06-24, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

If you can get to a spot in totality, go. Near...

If you can get to a spot in totality, go. Near total is NOT the same.
Got to see the Eclipse here in Oregon in 2017. Had to go an hour or so south to get in the path of totality. Why did I make the...
01-01-24, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 234,242
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

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01-01-24, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Or if you don’t expect to rebuild the freewheel,...

Or if you don’t expect to rebuild the freewheel, since the other bits are lacking, you could just use a set of vice grips or a big pair of channel lock pliers.
12-23-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,756
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

You could do that. But remember, the Huffy is...

You could do that. But remember, the Huffy is your superpower. If you ever find yourself transported back to the start line of a junior race in about 1978, you leave the dust caps in place. You make...
12-23-23, 10:10 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,756
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

About crank dust caps, thereís the Eddy factor(...

About crank dust caps, thereís the Eddy factor( if Eddy does it, so will I) that another poster mentioned, but there was an almost tribal thing about not having dust caps. There were little things...
12-18-23, 09:53 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,270
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Did everyone is France become smaller in the last...

Did everyone is France become smaller in the last few years or is there some mysterious French method for measurement of frames? A 55 is hardly a large.

And clearly, there is no one left at...
12-14-23, 03:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,368
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Then I have to say you did some really good work....

Then I have to say you did some really good work. As the frame is stripped, all of the joints are exposed and they look great. Itís one of the reasons that Iíd go with a clear coat: I want people see...
12-13-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,368
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Thanks for all the input. The fate of the frame...

Thanks for all the input. The fate of the frame has been decided. Got a quote on the stay which was enough that I would feel obligated to get a good paint job done. At that point, I could buy a...
12-12-23, 06:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,368
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Throw it away? No, even if I never ride it again,...

Throw it away? No, even if I never ride it again, it’s an excellent, if hard to store, dishing tool.
12-09-23, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

EnSelle, Sella Italia, no wonder I got that mixed...

EnSelle, Sella Italia, no wonder I got that mixed up. Thanks for that info.

Mystery solved with the owner’s name. Seems shop was in biz during a time I was not able to ride much.
...
11-30-23, 02:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,145
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Glad that someone else is asking for a race...

Glad that someone else is asking for a race report. Until this thread was started, I had no idea that this event had a vintage category. Now Iím thinking about 2025Ö.
11-23-23, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Free book: Hereís Your Dream Bike

Those of you who talked with Alex Battaglin at the Make Show in Portland or who have been on the Officina Battaglin website know that they over a book filled with glossy photos of bikes they have...
11-23-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,031
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Thanks for making yet another yearly list. And...

Thanks for making yet another yearly list. And thanks for the effort you’ve taken maintaining lists in years past.
11-23-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

For me, Iíd go with the one with wider flats for...

For me, Iíd go with the one with wider flats for the wrench as I know Iíd slip while tightening the headset. But for you, as your bikes that youíve shown have a certain style, you should go with the...
11-17-23, 07:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,213
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

For a while, Eddy’s hour record bike lived in...

For a while, Eddy’s hour record bike lived in Seattle. Seems that the late George Gibbs, owner of Il Vecchio bike shop in Seattle, was talking with The Man at a bike show. GG asked what had happened...
11-08-23, 11:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,149
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Nah, only annoying if you needed to figure out...

Nah, only annoying if you needed to figure out when a frame was built, or who built it, or what tubing was used. Or if youíre trying to ID a mystery frame.
10-24-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,391
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Just back from this year’s L’Intrepida! Good...

Just back from this year’s L’Intrepida! Good weather, no fog at the start. All of the climbs, and descents, were as challenging as ever. Event had the usual community feel that makes it special, from...
10-16-23, 12:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 20,888
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Logo on the fork is Klein. If it’s got a BB that...

Logo on the fork is Klein. If it’s got a BB that is pressed in, then for sure it’s a Klein
10-14-23, 09:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,649
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

People who know have said it’s likely a Cinelli....

People who know have said it’s likely a Cinelli. If it were me, I’d stop reading this forum and go buy it. And then tell us how much you paid when you get it home.
10-01-23, 01:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

As far as the rebuild, I understand the goal of...

As far as the rebuild, I understand the goal of having a full component group of a single model. It makes maintaining the bike easier and probably looks better. But for this bike, and any other bike...
09-20-23, 08:27 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,441
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Corporate now wants SWOT reports to be rolled...

Corporate now wants SWOT reports to be rolled into your TPS reports.
09-05-23, 08:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,424
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

If it’s not a Morgan, it’s just a horse.

If it’s not a Morgan, it’s just a horse.
08-29-23, 09:30 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,078
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

When I came home from the show on Friday, I...

When I came home from the show on Friday, I showed Mrs. Spadoni one photo: the one I took of Tomiiís bells. And I told her about how they sounded. She told me I need to buy one. Itís art, she said,...
08-26-23, 04:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,538
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Nothing like keeping it all vintage! One...

Nothing like keeping it all vintage!
One suggestion: take a fat sharpie and mark a line a couple inches inboard of the edge of the front roller on both sides. You probably don’t need it, given the...
08-24-23, 10:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,078
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

I’ll be the guy asking why the brakes are so...

I’ll be the guy asking why the brakes are so close to the hubs instead of next to the rims.
08-22-23, 12:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,078
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

just talked to the go by bike folks. Good news:...

just talked to the go by bike folks. Good news: gated fenced parking, only employee access. Bad news: Friday, space is shared with OHSU. Usually have 300 of the 400 spots taken up. So it might be...
08-19-23, 01:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,865
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

No doubt that he would be great at the bike...

No doubt that he would be great at the bike operator /TA thing. But youíre missing one thingÖdoing something full time means you have a job. That defeats the whole point of retirement.
08-18-23, 10:22 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,865
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Looking forward to seeing you hanging out in the...

Looking forward to seeing you hanging out in the fastener aisle at Ace, on a Tuesday morning, browsing through the metric section.
Auguri a te!
08-15-23, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,431
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

No worries. Here in Oregon, any movie that is...

No worries. Here in Oregon, any movie that is shot here gets remembered. You just missed the Stand By Me festival in Brownsville, Linn County.
08-14-23, 10:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,431
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

https://movie-locations.com/movies/a/American-Graf...

https://movie-locations.com/movies/a/American-Graffiti.php
This puts all of the locations in CA. Astoria? If that had been the location for AG, the AG locations would be on the film tour...
08-02-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,543
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Nah, it’s gonna need at least a Threecan.

Nah, it’s gonna need at least a Threecan.
07-20-23, 01:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,217
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

You will never find a chain to fit that...

You will never find a chain to fit that freewheel. If you run it with the wrong chain, it will , at the very least, burst into flames. There is a also very real chance of explosion.
The only...
07-11-23, 07:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,170
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Do what you want but skip the barber pole. Unless...

Do what you want but skip the barber pole. Unless you move to Forest Grove
...
06-30-23, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,249
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

These are waiting for the next build…. ...

These are waiting for the next build….

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06-03-23, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,074
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

A muddy bike is a happy bike. Mud means it’s...

A muddy bike is a happy bike. Mud means it’s being ridden.
06-02-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,074
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Thanks for the mention. Glad I could make a very...

Thanks for the mention. Glad I could make a very small contribution to this project. But why wouldn’t everyone think of Home Depot? After all doesn’t LBS stand for Lotsa Building Supplies? Sounds...
05-30-23, 10:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,224
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

If you have to ask why Binda straps are better,...

If you have to ask why Binda straps are better, you never stood up out of a corner in a criterium, or to tried to jump on a wheel in a sprint. With Bindas, and only with Bindas, you at least had a...
05-26-23, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,074
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

A recent survey of the inventory in the the...

A recent survey of the inventory in the the Spadoni Warehouse of Objects That May Prove Useful in the Future turned up a couple of sheets of Lexan that have been languishing for some time.
So...
05-21-23, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Thanks for the answers. Further checking showed...

Thanks for the answers. Further checking showed that the least experienced of the three people checked tension, so I’m putting the problem down to operator error. All seems fine now.
and here’s the...
05-20-23, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,074
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Or AMCO could simply bend the arm of the FD to...

Or AMCO could simply bend the arm of the FD to make a smoother line. But then AMCO would then stand for Abusing Many Campy Objects
05-20-23, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,074
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

[QUOTE=AdventureManCO;22894814]Okay, update for...

[QUOTE=AdventureManCO;22894814]Okay, update for the night.

I didn't want to go out to the garage and work on the Le Grande. I just wanted to stay in where it's nice and warm and eat Cracklin' Oat...
05-15-23, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

JIS vs ISO? Got a 631 crankset new from Rivendale...

JIS vs ISO? Got a 631 crankset new from Rivendale in 97 or so. Didn’t know anything about crank tapers, and found a Dura Ace sealed bb in what seemed to be the right length. Put it on, it worked. No...
05-12-23, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 234,242
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

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Near the Cima di Miles Court, 9,321 km from Italy
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