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12-21-20, 03:37 PM
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Posted By Sluggo

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My Gary Hale was originally equiped with a full Galli/Maillard groupo -- Galli...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-19-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,084
Posted By guy153

Yeah but if we're honest this is really just...

Yeah but if we're honest this is really just marketing guff and there's obviously no such thing as magic. Some people are better at better at making bikes than others and I'm sure there are many...
12-17-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,387
Posted By randyjawa

Power sucker. Every time you push a pedal you go...

Power sucker. Every time you push a pedal you go up = power loss and for what? A bouncy ride? Not for this little black duck!
12-17-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,387
Posted By CV-6

Looking at it, all I can see is how much further...

Looking at it, all I can see is how much further down the seat post is going to be in the seat tube and how crappy it will look as a result.
12-17-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,101
Posted By cyccommute

Iíve never found a need to cover any bike part in...

Iíve never found a need to cover any bike part in oil to prevent corrosion. In my opinion, having excess oil covering parts is a problem rather than a solution. I prefer my drivetrains to be...
12-17-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,387
Posted By RobbieTunes

Almost looks too logical. Which means it was...

Almost looks too logical.
Which means it was likely tried long ago, and was not adopted as a design.
12-17-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,101
Posted By J.Higgins

Miniscule compared to the millions of flashlight...

Miniscule compared to the millions of flashlight batteries that wind up in our landfills annually.
12-16-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,689
Posted By Davet

Unlikely the bike you saw was Italian. Columbus...

Unlikely the bike you saw was Italian. Columbus tubes have been/are being used by hundreds of bicycle and frame builders throughout North America.
12-16-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,890
Posted By noglider

My spouse has trouble with left turns. She's...

My spouse has trouble with left turns. She's right-handed. Same problem skiing, though we have only skied a few times.

I don't have any such problem. I guess I'm fairly symmetrical in my strength...
12-16-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,101
Posted By noglider

Don't worry about the pile-on. I learned from it.

Don't worry about the pile-on. I learned from it.
12-15-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,101
Posted By ramzilla

Funny thing. I used to work in a auto parts...

Funny thing. I used to work in a auto parts store. For about a year or so. Back in the day. When I was young. I was the assistant manager. So, I practically ran the place. Around 1974. We sold a lot...
12-15-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,592
Posted By Slightspeed

I raced back in the "60s on this Legnano Roma,...

I raced back in the "60s on this Legnano Roma, with a 53/45 front and usually a 24t 5 speed rear. Honestly, I don't know how we did hills. Being 50 lbs lighter probably helped, as well as 50 years...
12-15-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,101
Posted By randyjawa

Every landfill site, where I live and I frequent...

Every landfill site, where I live and I frequent four each week (not so much in the winter). Each landfill site has a solvent disposal container, for most solvents, oils etc.

I use WD40 to clean...
12-14-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,592
Posted By merziac

[QUOTE=robertorolfo;21828211]Pretty sure he was...

[QUOTE=robertorolfo;21828211]Pretty sure he was joking. But an outdated point of view is just as bad as using a term like "ok boomer," no?

And this is an entirely different can of worms, probably...
12-14-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,592
Posted By since6

But the coolest thing to me about the vintage...

But the coolest thing to me about the vintage bike are those moments, often in autumn. You've miss judged when the rain was going to come and it's catching you on that last ten miles of the ride. The...
12-14-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,592
Posted By jackbombay

There are some people that kind of brag about...

There are some people that kind of brag about "sit and spin" as if its the undisputed proper way to ride a bike, and there are advantages to it, but to never get out of the saddle and try to twist...
12-14-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,101
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Proper household solvent disposal per NYC Dept....

Proper household solvent disposal per NYC Dept. of Environmental Conservation:

https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/materials_minerals_pdf/solvent.pdf
12-14-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,592
Posted By caloso

What's worse is when you go back to your old...

What's worse is when you go back to your old college campus that happens to be on a hill-side and you think "Holy crap, I used to ride up this hill on a 30-lb Schwinn with a 42-25 and a backpack full...
12-14-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,582
Posted By SwimmerMike

Well.... I did the final checkout of the bike...

Well.... I did the final checkout of the bike and did a really short shake-out ride on the bike. These shifters are definitely different. They work, but the shifting is odd it's an awkward hand...
12-14-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,592
Posted By daka

eBikes need to be ridden responsibly. I've been...

eBikes need to be ridden responsibly. I've been annoyed more than once by an eBike passing within inches at 30mph on a bike trail. Technically, they are mopeds and, unless ridden with some care and...
12-14-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,592
Posted By 63rickert

Cycling was a working class sport. Coureurs were...

Cycling was a working class sport. Coureurs were otherwise farm labor, factory labor, street toughs.

Remember the words of Ferdi Kubler. “I knew if I won the Tour de France, I would never go...
12-14-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,592
Posted By sunburst

I was asking the same thing of a shop owner years...

I was asking the same thing of a shop owner years ago. He was working on my touring bike with triple crank and I mentioned gearing. I asked how anyone could live with a double (this was decades...
12-14-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,582
Posted By cudak888

Absolutely fantastic. It'd be scoffed at if it...

Absolutely fantastic. It'd be scoffed at if it were a lesser attempt, but these are really nicely done, and innovative positioning as well.

If they work nicely, keep them! They'd look pretty...
12-14-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,101
Posted By conspiratemus1

I find it takes so little to do it cyccommute ís...

I find it takes so little to do it cyccommute ís way that pouring the used stuff back into an empty container takes about 10 years to fill it, then itís a convenient trip to the transfer station...
12-14-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,825
Posted By montclairbobbyb

It's a jungle out there...

MOST of my experiences on eBay have been good. I did have one guy refuse to ship me the Nashbar frame I won (at a bargain price); he gave the lamest excuse, that the bike got destroyed as he was...
12-14-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,165
Posted By Chuckk

1991 Basso Laguna - built in the USA by Aegis. ...

1991 Basso Laguna - built in the USA by Aegis.
Aegis was building the early CF frames for several other companies including Trek.
...
12-14-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,769
Posted By mstateglfr

I was immediately sucked into that picture, and...

I was immediately sucked into that picture, and the Bianchi was about 9th on reasons why.
Looks like yo-yos in in behind glass, then tops in packaging in the top left of the pic.

rogertc1 there...
12-13-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,769
Posted By mstateglfr

This is a new seat stay design for me. There is...

This is a new seat stay design for me.
There is dropped seat stay, there is wishbone seat stay, and then there is this- a lugged dropped seat stay with wishbone tendencies.

Super cool.
12-13-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,165
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Since Horatio made the first post in the thread,...

Since Horatio made the first post in the thread, his Ď84 Basso has moved on to my stable. Here she is from last spring. It was gonna be my Eroica rider this year but didnít happen, so I did my own...
12-13-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,165
Posted By scooterpants

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12-13-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,769
Posted By scooterpants

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12-13-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,582
Posted By jackbombay

YES!!!!! If you do decide they are not for...

YES!!!!!

If you do decide they are not for you, I'll gladly buy them off you and install on my Super Course!

I love DIY projects/items like this!
12-13-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,582
Posted By SwimmerMike

Bike should be a good fit. I usually ride 57...

Bike should be a good fit. I usually ride 57 c-t, with the campy posts and stem at min insert. This is a 59 c-c so it can be set up the same or less aggressive.

Yes, there is some padding under...
12-13-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,582
Posted By dddd

Lever clamps appear to be custom-machined alloy...

Lever clamps appear to be custom-machined alloy bits, so a solid (no pun intended) effort!

Cotton tape appears to be covering a layer of padding.

We're all in suspense here, waiting for your...
12-13-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,582
Posted By jackbombay

I would absolutely keep those shifters just as...

I would absolutely keep those shifters just as they are!
12-13-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,582
Posted By steelbikeguy

heck, it would be a shame to not give them a try...

heck, it would be a shame to not give them a try and see how well it works!

The general idea does pop up now and then. Kelly Take-Off shifters are a more sophisticated version of the...
12-12-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,582
Posted By krakhaus

Looks better than bar end shifters.

Looks better than bar end shifters.
12-12-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,159
Posted By Realsteel95

Such cool bikes. Ofmega especially made some...

Such cool bikes. Ofmega especially made some interesting looking components. I used to have an Atala with Ofmega Mistral components on it. I wish I had kept the groupset to put on something else.
12-12-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,592
Posted By leftthread

Yes, just look how long the long jump records for...

Yes, just look how long the long jump records for Bob Beamon, Mike Powell and Jackie Joyner-Kersey have stood.
12-11-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,216
Posted By gaucho777

I'll start...Greg Lemond is awarded the...

I'll start...Greg Lemond is awarded the Congressional Gold Medal:
https://www.velonews.com/news/road/greg-lemond-receives-congressional-gold-medal/
...
12-11-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,380
Posted By iab

The weed is so much better than 40 years ago. ...

The weed is so much better than 40 years ago. And legal.

My legs and lungs have not improved from 40 years ago.

I like computer navigation over paper maps/cue sheets.

I like the performance...
12-11-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,380
Posted By jon c.

I'm also in the camp that believes lighting is...

I'm also in the camp that believes lighting is clearly the most significant improvement.

My helmet would probably provide better protection that the leather one I wore in the 70s, but hopefully...
12-11-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,380
Posted By bikingshearer

I agree with some of the things already...

I agree with some of the things already mentioned: SPDs; brifters; brakes; clinchers. All better than pedals/cleats/straps, shifters, brakes/brake levers and clinchers BITD. Also, +1 on Bike Forums...
12-11-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,380
Posted By noglider

New handlebar shapes are nice even though I...

New handlebar shapes are nice even though I haven't used them much yet.

Clipless pedals, yup. SPD may be Shimano's best invention in my view.

Tires!Some feel new brakes are better, but since I...
12-11-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,380
Posted By tiger1964

This x1000 If it wasn't for the internet and...

This x1000

If it wasn't for the internet and particularly BF, my bikes would probably be nearly unrideable.
12-11-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,380
Posted By SJX426

Drive train improvements. Benefited both Index...

Drive train improvements. Benefited both Index and friction shifting.
GPS - if you are into that thang!
The internet to find bike stuff and people!
12-11-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,592
Posted By halb

For contemporary rocking and rolling, look at...

For contemporary rocking and rolling, look at Pogacar in the Tour. Roglic certainly looks better to my eyes, but whatever works.
12-11-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,592
Posted By sheddle

As far as rocking and rolling goes, Pantani once...

As far as rocking and rolling goes, Pantani once said that the method he used for climbing (in the drops) was to climb like you're trying to snap the handlebars off the stem.


Mashing out of the...
12-11-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,592
Posted By no67el

Awesome, interesting stuff folks--- the climbing...

Awesome, interesting stuff folks--- the climbing style of earlier generations was certainly different! I was watching "Stars and Watercarriers" the other day, and the heads of Merckx and others are...
12-11-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,592
Posted By canklecat

Spinning at faster cadence up climbs in "easier"...

Spinning at faster cadence up climbs in "easier" gears isn't easier than grinding up in big gears. It just moves the agony from the legs to the lungs.

And we lose VO2 max as we age, so spinning...
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