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09-24-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By sincos

Avv!!!

Gotta say I'm not a huge fan of the Dutch women (give someone else a chance for once) so I was hoping someone would do a Kiesenhofer or an in-form longish shot like Persico would win it all ... but...
06-10-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,929
Posted By sincos

Uh ... iconic ??? This is iconic ...

Uh ... iconic ???

This is iconic

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05-31-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,927
Posted By sincos

I've posted this before, but I still think it's...

I've posted this before, but I still think it's purty. Some of the stickers have worn off (like the 531) or faded to almost nothing ("Grand Jubile") but it's a bona fide 531 tre tubi. I've since...
05-30-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,514
Posted By sincos

Green: WvA and MvDP are definitely good on...

Green: WvA and MvDP are definitely good on cobbles
Yellow. Hard to say, as they don't generally ride the stuff. Though maybe not impossible: Pogacar made the cobbled climbs of RvV look easy where...
05-24-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,320
Posted By sincos

Actually he has decent support on paper --...

Actually he has decent support on paper -- Formolo, Costa, Covi, Ulissi, maybe Oliveira. But none are in particular form, and this being the Giro, it seems the Italians have a bit of license to raid...
05-18-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,320
Posted By sincos

(Tried posting this yesterday but got swallowed...

(Tried posting this yesterday but got swallowed up in the entrails of BF forums. Slightly edited to reflect current stages)

A few random observations from what is turning out to be a significant...
05-14-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,320
Posted By sincos

Well, that was more entertaining than I expected...

Well, that was more entertaining than I expected (unlike say, stage 5). MVdP leaving it too late to bridge, and probably burning too many matches early on; Girmay OTOH didn't seem to have the...
05-12-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,320
Posted By sincos

Wondering if Ineos will send Sivakov or UAE...

Wondering if Ineos will send Sivakov or UAE Ulissi as a rabbit. Maybe Hamilton for BEX, but they don't seem to be the most tactically astute of outfits. Have Trek and BEX do the work. If either...
05-12-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,320
Posted By sincos

I think he went for a gap that didn't exist. The...

I think he went for a gap that didn't exist. The shoulder check was trying to stay upright when you're trying not to clip your front wheel on the guy just ahead. I think. Actually Bauhaus did that to...
03-15-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,265
Posted By sincos

Don't know why Vingegaard was jawing at Landa ......

Don't know why Vingegaard was jawing at Landa ... save yer breath and close the guy down.



Evenepoel is only 22. Not everyone will have won 2 TdFs and a monument before turning 23. At least...
03-09-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By sincos

I have not done any comprehensive testing, but...

I have not done any comprehensive testing, but I've bodged Regina Oro and Sedis (forget the model) links in my SL chain and both worked fine. My SL is silver and the Sedis was black, so esthetically...
03-07-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,436
Posted By sincos

That was a tour de force. The compelling things...

That was a tour de force. The compelling things about watching the guy is that Pogacar doesn't know what his limits are and he doesn't play safe. Attack downhill on a sketchy surface and solo 50 km...
03-02-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By sincos

160/160 is fine, the possible gotcha I see is...

160/160 is fine, the possible gotcha I see is your frame. If your frame expects 140 in the back, and your existing caliper mount can take 140/160, you'll need a different new rear caliper. But...
02-23-22, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By sincos

I'd like to see where Ben O'Connor's ceiling is....

I'd like to see where Ben O'Connor's ceiling is. Last year's Tour was anomalous, but sometimes that what it takes to give someone a boost.
02-12-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,483
Posted By sincos

The issue isn't that things break, or that a...

The issue isn't that things break, or that a design has a flaw that makes itself known in the real world. That happens. What's disappointing is when a company allows a known design flaw to persist...
01-12-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,153
Posted By sincos

Is making a big deal of this a new thing? Who...

Is making a big deal of this a new thing? Who actually rides fully cross-chained like that?



BITD those came with a cam operated binder bolt. Heading downhill you would loosen the bolt, lower...
01-09-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By sincos

You probably know this but when...

You probably know this but when installing/removing the TA, use a hex key with minimal chamfer. Don't use a ball head - that's a good way to mangle things.
...
12-24-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,709
Posted By sincos

Should work great! Though to me these days...

Should work great! Though to me these days anything < 28mm is skinny and > 75psi is high pressure. Anyway, I like sewups a lot, my beef is with repair. If you're handier with a needle than I am, or...
12-20-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,932
Posted By sincos

Avoiding unicrown forks. Well, OK, that does...

Avoiding unicrown forks.

Well, OK, that does have a practical purpose -- it means not looking at something eye-gougingly ugly.
12-17-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,071
Posted By sincos

The Park CCW-2 is a versatile tool (I've had one...

The Park CCW-2 is a versatile tool (I've had one for decades) but I find that there is too much chamfer on the sockets, and that the socket wall is unnecessarily thick. If I pulled cranks every week...
12-07-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,829
Posted By sincos

But back to bikes ... when you think of killer...

But back to bikes ... when you think of killer examples of victories in the classics what do you think of .... top of the list for me is the 1980 Neige-Bastogne-Neige...
12-07-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,829
Posted By sincos

15 HP?!? Citroen could do it with 11 ... and...

15 HP?!? Citroen could do it with 11 ... and outrun a Ferrari to boot. All while carrying stuff with elan and style, and without the stupid plastic luggage rack on a Porsche.

...
12-06-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,829
Posted By sincos

Normally I ignore such narrow-minded statements...

Normally I ignore such narrow-minded statements ... but somebody mentioned French cars French cars.
12-06-21, 08:51 PM
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Views: 11,673,441
Posted By sincos

Newport Beach CA -- 60 cm Moto GJ

Moto GJ (https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/d/newport-beach-collector-vintage/7398269774.html) Vitus frame/forks, probably '79 - early 80s. $175. No DS pics, though...

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11-02-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,449
Posted By sincos

The consensus seems to be trending towards a...

The consensus seems to be trending towards a press-fit, which may well be right (and I can't actually think of any alternatives) but a good press fit connection shouldn't have splines like that. That...
10-25-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,591
Posted By sincos

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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EDCO, Nervex, Weinmann, patina
10-25-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By sincos

While I agree that a thorough check for frame...

While I agree that a thorough check for frame damage is necessary and and that this picture shows an ... interesting ... head tube angle, this was also evidently taken close to the bike with a...
10-24-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1,471
Views: 177,164
Posted By sincos

Wow, those are very cool ... only, they're not...

Wow, those are very cool ... only, they're not herons. They're cranes, probably sandhill (a birder would know).
10-20-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,591
Posted By sincos

So is this the "Show me artsy photos of your bike...

So is this the "Show me artsy photos of your bike bits" thread?

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10-19-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,038
Posted By sincos

Speaking of Grahm, Bonny Doon must have the...

Speaking of Grahm, Bonny Doon must have the coolest wine label ever: Le Cigare Volant (not C&V though, unless you include farm carts)
...
10-13-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By sincos

Strada Component Packages: Chorus, Sprint, 105....

Strada Component Packages: Chorus, Sprint, 105. But that looks like Victory to me (possiby Triomphe).
10-11-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,028
Posted By sincos

Well, Rowe was also negligent at best. Nobody is...

Well, Rowe was also negligent at best. Nobody is blaming him for puncturing and crashing, but ambling onto a very narrow road with the bike almost crosswise to the road was a boneheaded thing to do....
10-09-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,028
Posted By sincos

That was epic. Loved the contrast between the...

That was epic. Loved the contrast between the pristine velodrome and the riders all wearing the same outfit -- mud from head to toe.
10-06-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,670
Posted By sincos

So far the adjustable Kalloy takes the biscuit,...

So far the adjustable Kalloy takes the biscuit, although that water faucet stem comes close.
If I still had it I'd nominate the unicrown fork on the Trek 850 Antelope (or Canteloupe, as I called it....
09-27-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By sincos

Thanks all, such a wealth of information here as...

Thanks all, such a wealth of information here as usual.


I suspect you're right. The adjustable, btw, has no thread info I can see and it doesn't look abused. Actually, all of the bearings...
09-27-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,299
Posted By sincos

Two words: donor bike. Won't help with the...

Two words: donor bike.

Won't help with the frame resto, but for parts it's way cheaper. I think many of us here also distribute the cost over decades, with stuff going in and out of the old parts...
09-26-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By sincos

New Grand Jubile

Well, new to me, anyway. From the catalogs I'm guessing 1976 (from paint and kit, mostly. No tubing sticker remains). This is probably a stupid question but how would I determine the BB threading...
08-23-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,920
Posted By sincos

Just weighed the Rolls -- 364 g. My...

Just weighed the Rolls -- 364 g. My titanium-railed Turbo is 278 g, IIRC the regular Turbo was around 320 g, comparable to the Concor (which I also hate). So the Rolls is heavier, but hardly way...
08-21-21, 03:38 PM
08-14-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,286
Posted By sincos

Hoping that's the case here. My first real bike...

Hoping that's the case here. My first real bike was a Super Mirage (I think) made out of 2040 that might still be the sweetest handling bike I've ridden. This one's supposed to be full 172, but only...
08-14-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,286
Posted By sincos

Motobecane Grand Record

Hi all,
Recently picked up a MB Grand Record frame. It was advertised as a 1982, from the catalogs I'm guessing 1980, but AIUI the catalogs have sometimes a tenuous relationship with reality....
08-05-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By sincos

And here I thought you were braising a filet of...

And here I thought you were braising a filet of something ...
08-05-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,557
Posted By sincos

Well, I've only caught highlights on YT, but both...

Well, I've only caught highlights on YT, but both of the team pursuits are worth watching. In the women's, the Germans but the British over their knees and gave them a righteous spanking, nearly...
07-08-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,977
Posted By sincos

After that derny accident in 1969 which killed...

After that derny accident in 1969 which killed his driver, knocked him out for 45 minutes, broke his pelvis, and led to trapped nerves Merckx said he never again rode completely free from pain and...
06-20-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,334
Posted By sincos

Schwinn, just different enough to avoid lawyers....

Schwinn, just different enough to avoid lawyers. That's got to be intentionally taking the p*ss. Reminds me of a screenshot I saw from Mulan which had a rocket with "danger" written in simplified...
06-13-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,047
Posted By sincos

Hmm. Decent, unpretentious, much loved, well-used...

Hmm. Decent, unpretentious, much loved, well-used -- sounds like a winner to me! Definitely worth some TLC.

As for Clara, I'm sure I'm not the only one interested to see how that one turns out,...
06-11-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,047
Posted By sincos

You could say that :) Though these days probably...

You could say that :) Though these days probably only known to longtime racing fans and Colnagophiles -- Ernesto Colnago's first job (at 13 years old!) was at Gloria.
05-17-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By sincos

Had a little problem last year: ...

Had a little problem last year:

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Horrible clattering noise but the tire didn't...
05-11-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,096
Posted By sincos

Gino Bartali used to haul a trailer around on...

Gino Bartali used to haul a trailer around on training rides. When asked, he said it was for strength training. Of course, he was actually couriering for the Italian Resistance. He would roll up...
04-23-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By sincos

Is this a trick question? You need a Power Torque...

Is this a trick question? You need a Power Torque BB. These are external cups -- the spindle is built into the crank.
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