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07-24-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By onyerleft

+1.

+1.
07-24-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By onyerleft

White vinegar is fine, but for my Italian bikes,...

White vinegar is fine, but for my Italian bikes, I've always used a 50:50 mixture of balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
07-23-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,123
Posted By onyerleft

Yeah, well I have some Campy Record OR canti...

Yeah, well I have some Campy Record OR canti brakes and, while they're (relatively) easy to set up thanks to their orbital bits, they stop like cr-ap, even with highly aggresive aftermarket pads. ...
07-21-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By onyerleft

I would say yes, racks are usually included in...

I would say yes, racks are usually included in the weight because heavy bikes have their own unique appeal for the non-racers among us.
07-21-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,528
Posted By onyerleft

Great resto work on a legendary marque.

Great resto work on a legendary marque.
07-21-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By onyerleft

It would be a shame to cast off a beautiful...

It would be a shame to cast off a beautiful vintage touring bike.
Replies: 22
Views: 582
Posted By onyerleft

Looks legit to me.

Looks legit to me.
07-15-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 782
Posted By onyerleft

Neither. If I couldn't go vintage Campy, I would...

Neither. If I couldn't go vintage Campy, I would go vintage Dura Ace - and they were making fine brakes a long time before they introduced index shifting.
07-15-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,123
Posted By onyerleft

Great score with great potential for touring.

Great score with great potential for touring.
07-13-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 701
Posted By onyerleft

I volunteer at a bike kitchen. We have so many...

I volunteer at a bike kitchen. We have so many 26" wheels we (almost) can't give them away. I say "almost" because transients will always take them.
07-13-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,164
Posted By onyerleft

I prefer Switzerland and France. I like chasing...

I prefer Switzerland and France. I like chasing down almost impossible-to-find parts that fit their threads and dimensions.
07-11-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By onyerleft

Man, I wish I had a time machine and could go...

Man, I wish I had a time machine and could go back in time when Brooks saddles were $35 and Gibson/Fender guitars cost a few hundred.
07-09-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,402
Posted By onyerleft

If Silca can be sold to American Josh Poertman,...

If Silca can be sold to American Josh Poertman, then Cinelli can also be sold to an American. Just sayin.'
07-08-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,468
Posted By onyerleft

It bugs me not. Athletic records and...

It bugs me not. Athletic records and accomplishments are made to be broken. Athletes continue to improve their performance due to always-improving understanding of the human body and methods of...
07-06-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,118
Posted By onyerleft

Plus one for H Plus Son.

Plus one for H Plus Son.
07-04-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 53,748
Posted By onyerleft

I've never been on an organizefd retro ride. I...

I've never been on an organizefd retro ride. I wonder if the people on those rides like to talk about vintage bikes and vintage bike parts, because I sure would want to.
07-03-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By onyerleft

The 80's were great for triple cranksets (90's...

The 80's were great for triple cranksets (90's too). You pair a triple with a Japanese touring frame and jam in the widest tires you can and it doesn't get much better than that.
07-02-21, 04:07 PM
06-30-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By onyerleft

GREAT score!

GREAT score!
06-22-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,215
Posted By onyerleft

That's a great result. The bike kitchen in town...

That's a great result. The bike kitchen in town puts all of their 26" bikes out on the sidewalk every day and just think how great those would look if everybody put the same amount of work into them.
11-09-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,009
Posted By onyerleft

I might be the only person who votes for SOMEC. ...

I might be the only person who votes for SOMEC. DeRosa was a dentist bike. If you rode a SOMEC, you were in the know. If you rode a DeRosa, you had more money than brains. Just sayin'.
10-19-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,361
Posted By onyerleft

Road Bike Action is such a joke. The entire...

Road Bike Action is such a joke. The entire magazine is like one big vanity project for its editor, who calls himself "Zap." Zap mentions himself about 25,000 times in each issue and also features...
10-10-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By onyerleft

What's the largest diameter top tube they will...

What's the largest diameter top tube they will fit on? I ask only because, like most Americans, top tubes have only gotten fatter throughout the years.
06-04-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,686
Posted By onyerleft

Agreed. I wouldn't mock OP for the pedals. Not so...

Agreed. I wouldn't mock OP for the pedals. Not so the saddle. By the time this bike was introduced, all the pros had long ago moved away from the absurd Brooks saddles. Eric van-der-whatshisass is...
06-04-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By onyerleft

At my age, I'd be more interested in dating...

At my age, I'd be more interested in dating vintage French ladies than vintage French bikes. Just sayin'.
05-31-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,208
Posted By onyerleft

I like to go to REI, proud and high-minded in the...

I like to go to REI, proud and high-minded in the knowledge that I'm an owner. But oddly, they don't treat me like an owner because they always apprehend me when I start stuffing my pockets with...
05-28-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,508
Posted By onyerleft

Seeing that picture of a busty Loretta Lynn...

Seeing that picture of a busty Loretta Lynn sitting on a rock in a river, like some Siren, made me think lusting thoughts.:love: But then I remembered that she had, like, 25 children by the time she...
05-26-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,656
Posted By onyerleft

It's a little too large for me. If I bought it,...

It's a little too large for me. If I bought it, i would have to lower the seat such that only a couple of inches of seatpost would clear the seat lug. So i'll reluctantly pass.
05-23-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,208
Posted By onyerleft

REI might not have the world's best bike...

REI might not have the world's best bike mechanics, but they are the most honest of any shop I've been in - FACT.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By onyerleft

Eat lots of pasta and pastries, gain weight and...

Eat lots of pasta and pastries, gain weight and voila! - jersey will fit.
Forum: Foo
05-18-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By onyerleft

Hey, wha' happened?

Hey, wha' happened?
05-17-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 14,855
Posted By onyerleft

I don't blame the seller. Why should he break...

I don't blame the seller. Why should he break the seal just to satisfy some (potential) deadbeat flake who will respond as follows: "Thanks for the picture, now I've got to see if I can get 20 bucks...
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By onyerleft

Is niiiice! You should make this bicycle for...

Is niiiice! You should make this bicycle for yourself, if the fits is okay. Sorry, but I am cannot be answer to you'r question because I have a GAP in my knowledge of the Basso's.
03-24-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,373
Posted By onyerleft

It's tempting to pull the trigger on a vintage...

It's tempting to pull the trigger on a vintage saddle in good condition but my lawnmower is making strange noises and I don't want to part with the cash until I figure out what's wrong or at least...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,395
Posted By onyerleft

I always recommend BikesDirect for people who...

I always recommend BikesDirect for people who don't know what they're doing because you can't get hurt too badly financially. Why pay a lot for something when you don't really understand what it is...
Forum: Foo
02-29-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,011
Posted By onyerleft

I can't speak for blue jeans, but I never wash my...

I can't speak for blue jeans, but I never wash my bike shorts. I ride through bad neighborhoods, secure in the knowledge that the peculiar smell given off by my shorts will repel potential muggers.
02-27-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,484
Posted By onyerleft

Every cyclist has had the experience of bringing...

Every cyclist has had the experience of bringing a bike for service into a shop that doesn't sell the same bike brand, and then having a large, heavy object thrown at their head by the angry shop...
01-22-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By onyerleft

So, if I am want to buy this bike, must I make...

So, if I am want to buy this bike, must I make travel 's to Turkey, is my question.
01-17-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By onyerleft

Is niiice!

Is niiice!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,101
Posted By onyerleft

Putting aside the issue of ebikes, I would never...

Putting aside the issue of ebikes, I would never subscribe to any Hi-Torque publication. Road Bike Action reads like one gigantic vanity project for its editor, who calls himself "Zap." Zap writes...
07-10-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,743
Posted By onyerleft

I do not like the name Viathon. I do not like it!...

I do not like the name Viathon. I do not like it! I do not like it, but I don't know why.

And it's not a status thing, because I ride Motobecanes with no problem, and have even ridden a...
06-21-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,288
Posted By onyerleft

Ohforchrissake, go for the Motobecane. BD's...

Ohforchrissake, go for the Motobecane. BD's titanium bikes are the best bikes they offer, and they're fine bikes by any standard. Do some research and you'll find that people rave about them. ...
05-24-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,338
Posted By onyerleft

The only way to know for sure is to ride it! If...

The only way to know for sure is to ride it! If the bike rides so wonderfully that it makes you want to push yourself to the point of agony -- the Olmo agony -- then it has to be an Olmo. It's...
10-18-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 31,192
Posted By onyerleft

Since going car free, I've given up robbing...

Since going car free, I've given up robbing liquor stores and banks. Instead, I snatch purses from old ladies after knocking them down, and quickly hop on my bike and ride off. Less lucrative, but...
08-27-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,485
Posted By onyerleft

On the C&V subforum, they revel in low-quality...

On the C&V subforum, they revel in low-quality components and bikes, as long as they're old. So the short answer is that you should not feel ashamed about the quality of your bike or allow it to be...
06-28-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,235
Posted By onyerleft

I don't use a mirror, and never have, because I'm...

I don't use a mirror, and never have, because I'm a real cyclist.
06-07-18, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,960
Posted By onyerleft

For my money, the Ritchey.

For my money, the Ritchey.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 24,859
Posted By onyerleft

Many people would suggest that OP should buy Sora...

Many people would suggest that OP should buy Sora rather than 105, then use the savings to buy accessories, such as a helmet, shoes, gloves and shorts.

But I suggest that OP should buy Sora, and...
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