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07-24-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By bikingshearer

I have not seen or heard about saddle police at...

I have not seen or heard about saddle police at Eroica CA.

Besides, with that beautiful cromovelato Wilier Trestina frame, no one is going to be looking at the saddle.
Replies: 32
Views: 608
Posted By bikingshearer

And isn't that a great feeling? May it remain...

And isn't that a great feeling? May it remain thus.
Replies: 32
Views: 608
Posted By bikingshearer

n+1 strikes again. Nice score. If it...

n+1 strikes again.

Nice score. If it looks anywhere close to as good in person as it does in the photos (and assuming there are no hidden disasters), ya done good.
07-13-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By bikingshearer

Yes, it is sacrilege. Do it anyway. I have....

Yes, it is sacrilege. Do it anyway. I have. Repeatedly. I think old lugged steel frames with Campagnolo 10sp triple drivetrains and brifters (and dual-pivot brakes) are the bee's knees. The sun still...
07-13-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 908
Posted By bikingshearer

I can't be there in person, but I will be there...

I can't be there in person, but I will be there in spirit. So will this. I mean, I built it up specifically with Cino (and Eroica) in mind (with the pedals swapped out, of course). Maybe 2023 (he...
07-13-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks for the heads-up. It looks like Happy...

Thanks for the heads-up. It looks like Happy Valley is closed from Bear Creek Rd to the first haripin from this Thursday until Halloween. They are just taking bids on the Pinehurst project (at the...
07-12-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,164
Posted By bikingshearer

Country of origin doesn't really enter into it...

Country of origin doesn't really enter into it for me. Okay, I don't want a French frame, not because they are worse than others, but because I don't want to deal with French threading standards -...
07-12-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By bikingshearer

SL, SP, SLX and SPX are all the same steel, or at...

SL, SP, SLX and SPX are all the same steel, or at least they were into the 1980s, maybe later. SLX is SL with added helical ribs at tube ends for added stiffness at the joints. SP is SL with...
07-09-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,402
Posted By bikingshearer

"I recognized in Victor Luis the perfect...

"I recognized in Victor Luis the perfect understanding of my vision of merging cycling with art, culture, design, technology and competition, combined with an undisputed and proven managerial and...
07-09-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,468
Posted By bikingshearer

I stand by my previous comments (post 29, above),...

I stand by my previous comments (post 29, above), but let's give Cavendish his due as a sprinter. He did not win all of his niw 34 stages through perfect lead-outs. Over the years, he also showed...
06-26-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 543
Posted By bikingshearer

Just tried that and it appears to have worked. ...

Just tried that and it appears to have worked. Many thanks.:thumb: I would not have thought of that for a long time, if ever.
06-25-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 665
Posted By bikingshearer

It doesn't have to be an either/or, you know. It...

It doesn't have to be an either/or, you know. It could be both. :innocent:

I don't know if Cino doubled up on numbers or not. My guess is he didn't know, either, but that's just a guess. The...
06-25-21, 03:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks for posting this. I just completed the...

Thanks for posting this. I just completed the survey.
06-20-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,029
Posted By bikingshearer

In a word, yes. Temperature matters a great deal...

In a word, yes. Temperature matters a great deal - heat the tubes too much and the joint is brittle and weaker. Don't miter the tubes right and the joint is weaker. Alignment matters a lot.
...
06-19-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,029
Posted By bikingshearer

Some owners of Bianchis, De Rosas, Masis, and...

Some owners of Bianchis, De Rosas, Masis, and Pogliaghis (to name a few) might beg to differ.:D
06-19-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 994
Posted By bikingshearer

This. Absolutely, 100% this.

This. Absolutely, 100% this.
06-16-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 597
Posted By bikingshearer

Maybe a spacer or two behind the fixed BB cup to...

Maybe a spacer or two behind the fixed BB cup to move the DS crank out a little bit? That might give you a noise-free 24x21. Maybe. Of course, it may cause problems with the FD reaching our far...
06-16-21, 03:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By bikingshearer

Is this/he one of ours? (1963 Cinelli content)

I just stumbled onto this article (https://pezcyclingnews.com/readersrigs/readers-rigs-paul-cinelli-1963-supercorsa/) in Pez Cycling. It's about a beautifully restored 1963 Cinelli SC, pictured...
06-16-21, 02:46 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,828
Posted By bikingshearer

"Who's Grant Petersen?" "Four-arm cranks...

"Who's Grant Petersen?"

"Four-arm cranks look much better than five-arm cranks."

"Screw this 12-speed stuff, I'm holding out for 14-speed."
06-11-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,697
Posted By bikingshearer

:D The SlowPoke rides were nothing if not...

:D
The SlowPoke rides were nothing if not disorganized.
06-11-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,697
Posted By bikingshearer

Yeah, I was one of those. I started the SlowPoke...

Yeah, I was one of those. I started the SlowPoke series which featured non-Homeric distances and route profiles, reasonable pace and regular regrouping. In other words, the kinds of rides I do...
06-10-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,419
Posted By bikingshearer

You've seen these before (yawn). All pictured in...

You've seen these before (yawn). All pictured in Campy 10sp triple finery.

1965ish Cinelli Speciale Corsa...
06-10-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By bikingshearer

Grant Petersen has been saying pretty much...

Grant Petersen has been saying pretty much exactly the same thing for decades now, but mention his name and we have ten pages of vitriol in about 15 minutes.

Okay, that;s an exaggeration (it would...
06-06-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,746
Posted By bikingshearer

I dare ya to do that dance for five solid minutes...

I dare ya to do that dance for five solid minutes in the middle of the concours at Eroica CA 2021. In fact, I double-dog dare ya.
:D
06-06-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,746
Posted By bikingshearer

Two points: 1) My preference would be not...

Two points:

1) My preference would be not to have the early brifter forum. I think the ne forum creates an artificial divide. I would prefer a return to how it was set up up to now, In the...
06-05-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By bikingshearer

repechage raced a lot in SoCal BITD. He once...

repechage raced a lot in SoCal BITD. He once said here that, in those days, if you couldn't climb in a 42x23, you couldn't hang. (I replied that I couldn't and I didn't. True then, more true now.) ...
06-04-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 21,482
Posted By bikingshearer

This is the same 64cm 1965ish Cinelli SC that is...

This is the same 64cm 1965ish Cinelli SC that is pictured on post #61. I had it repainted by Ed Litton after an internal debate for a couple of years. I finally pulled the trigger in Feb-Mar 2020. No...
06-01-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,555
Posted By bikingshearer

#1. My first big bike-related purchase was a...

#1. My first big bike-related purchase was a beautiful red Bob Jackson frame, purchased in 1975 from Stone's in Alameda. ($170, I think). That was the year I graduated from high school, and I...
05-30-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,583
Posted By bikingshearer

I like the de-stickered wheels. Good call (and...

I like the de-stickered wheels. Good call (and what I would have voted for had I seen this thread when you first started it.).

GLW(NMA)S (good luck with not making a sale ;))
05-28-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 11,109
Posted By bikingshearer

As a major-league Clydesdale (6'3", 255 lbs) with...

As a major-league Clydesdale (6'3", 255 lbs) with the climbing skills of a banana slug, I refer to people like you by an epithet taught me many years ago by a former NorCal sprint champ:...
05-26-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By bikingshearer

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/296x165/tis_but_a_flesh_wound_3e82688890de3c74bd34fbbe551cf7e8414b6847.jpg
05-25-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By bikingshearer

The only way I've been able to confirm I am...

The only way I've been able to confirm I am registered for Sept 2021 is through My Eroica or whatever they call it. Don't expect the organizers to reach out to those of us who have been registered...
05-23-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By bikingshearer

I guess you did okay - if you like that sort of...

I guess you did okay - if you like that sort of thing. :rolleyes:
05-22-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By bikingshearer

If you scroll through the article Choke linked to...

If you scroll through the article Choke linked to in Post # 5, all becomes clear - The Germans did this in WWI because of the shortage, expense and difficulty in the repair of rubber at the time....
05-20-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,891
Posted By bikingshearer

That's exactly why you should buy it. It isn't...

That's exactly why you should buy it. It isn't the Mona Lisa and it isn't a unicorn, it's a Paramount. It was built to be ridden.

Besides, if you buy it and give it a good home, you'll be removing...
05-16-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 34,454
Posted By bikingshearer

My 1967, repainted and with 100% not original...

My 1967, repainted and with 100% not original components with the exception of the headset. The drop bar shot is from a 2007 ride. The upright bar shot is how it is set up now, my commute/town bike....
05-14-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 11,109
Posted By bikingshearer

Is it just me, or does the poster make us look a...

Is it just me, or does the poster make us look a bit like lemmings following each other into the ocean?
Replies: 17
Views: 1,216
Posted By bikingshearer

You had better be talking about the bike....

You had better be talking about the bike. :innocent:

And for that price, the spousal unit should not kill you. Maybe glare at you for ten seconds, but killing you would be a serious overreaction....
05-13-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 167,944
Posted By bikingshearer

I didn't own it, and I have no photos to prove...

I didn't own it, and I have no photos to prove it, but maybe 20 or 25 years ago I got to ride a true unicorn - a beryllium-framed bike. I swear on a stack of Clement Criterium Setas.

A friend of...
05-13-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 11,109
Posted By bikingshearer

I didn't either - until recently. The vibe has...

I didn't either - until recently. The vibe has definitely changed. As I said earlier, when Wes was running it, it felt like a labor of love along with a fund raiser for the SLO hospice people. ...
05-13-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 11,109
Posted By bikingshearer

Some do. I suspect most don't. I know I don't,...

Some do. I suspect most don't. I know I don't, but them I'm a wuss.
05-13-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 11,109
Posted By bikingshearer

When were they planning to tell those of us whose...

When were they planning to tell those of us whose money they have had for over a year? Yeah, I understand Covid and the problems it must have caused the organizers. I understand that sh*t happens. ...
05-12-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,675
Posted By bikingshearer

Yes, that's a pump peg. I've seen a few like it...

Yes, that's a pump peg. I've seen a few like it over the years.
05-10-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,025
Posted By bikingshearer

It's fun seeing these Bob Jacksons. My first big...

It's fun seeing these Bob Jacksons. My first big purchase from my first job out of high school in 1975 was a Bob Jackson, purchased new from Stone's in Alameda CA. It was red with white head tube and...
05-09-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,758
Posted By bikingshearer

Winner, winner, chicken dinner. The ratchet end...

Winner, winner, chicken dinner. The ratchet end doesn't even have to be on a swivel, but that is better. Use the ratchet end, go through the rear of the seat and go back and forth however many...
05-09-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,003
Posted By bikingshearer

And now, back to our regular programming. ...

And now, back to our regular programming.

Land o' Goshen, that's a pretty bike.

Based on my experience, it'll ride real nice, too.
05-08-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,003
Posted By bikingshearer

Absolutely gorgeous bike. For some, that would...

Absolutely gorgeous bike. For some, that would be the ultimate acquisition. This is very much a top-shelf bike for its time. I have two mid-1960s Cinellis and I love 'em both. They get most of my...
05-04-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By bikingshearer

Let me see if I have this straight. You got a...

Let me see if I have this straight. You got a very nice Doug Fattic frame, ID'd and blessed by Doug Fattic himself, decked out with very good components, and your wife has been converted from "meh"...
05-03-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,227
Posted By bikingshearer

I like these...

I like these (https://www.rivbike.com/collections/clothing/products/summer-gloves-xxxl) from Rivendell. $23 a pair. I, too, take a certain perverse pleasure in the speckled tan marks and big oval tan...
05-01-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,501
Posted By bikingshearer

Both of my current Cinellis. Both are from the...

Both of my current Cinellis. Both are from the mid-1960s. Both are big (64x61.5cm ctc). Both are fantastic rides. Traded a 1986 De Rosa F/F for the first one (frame only - I had a Cinelli fork). ...
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