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05-22-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By iab

Ummmmmm....... both. :)

Ummmmmm....... both.

:)
05-22-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 774
Posted By iab

Agreed. Except of course the unfortunate...

Agreed. Except of course the unfortunate business with Robbie McEwen.
05-22-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 774
Posted By iab

What I would like to see is van der Poel on the...

What I would like to see is van der Poel on the Merckx and Si on whatever wonder-bike go up that hill to see Si dropped like a bag of sand. That would be entertaining.
05-22-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 286
Posted By iab

You lost me at Courier. :(

You lost me at Courier. :(
05-22-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 774
Posted By iab

Exactly. Would be nice if people grasped this...

Exactly. Would be nice if people grasped this fact instead of blaming the bike. Armstrong is right, it is not about the bike and that's why GCN sucks, they perpetrate the myth of "bike performance".
05-21-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 774
Posted By iab

True. But if it were a flat stage with this as...

True. But if it were a flat stage with this as the "climb", then 42/21 is not outrageous. You could argue for the 54-44 an 13-19 in that case.
05-21-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 774
Posted By iab

Here is my problem with the comparisons, the only...

Here is my problem with the comparisons, the only metric they ever consider to be "better" is if a bike is faster. The only 0.000001% of people where that actually matters is someone who puts food...
05-19-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 903
Posted By iab

Again, I don't disagree. It is a challenge ride,...

Again, I don't disagree. It is a challenge ride, if you are not challenged, why do that ride? There are plenty of non-challenge rides in the world if you want to dilly dally along.

That said,...
05-18-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By iab

I don't think it matters, but I'm not a wheel...

I don't think it matters, but I'm not a wheel building expert. But I do know enough about wheel building that relacing the spoke will take no more than 15 minutes of time. It's an easy fix.
05-18-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 903
Posted By iab

I would agree that the organizers created a...

I would agree that the organizers created a problem with the intent of the ride and what they define as viable. They want 1,000 riders and you are absolutely correct without the second group, they...
05-18-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 903
Posted By iab

False equivalency. Consumables deteriorate at a...

False equivalency. Consumables deteriorate at a high rate. Cork brake pads are cork brake pads, whether used in 1922 or 2022. Use of equivalent technology is the idea. No one used 35-year-old...
05-18-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 903
Posted By iab

And again, same question to them. Why do that...

And again, same question to them. Why do that particular ride? Why not the way it was and not the way it is? (Let's leave helmets out, the hands of time for litigation cannot be reversed).

And...
05-18-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 903
Posted By iab

I can't imagine anyone will notice, or even care...

I can't imagine anyone will notice, or even care for that matter. Do what you want.

But then that begs the question, why do you want to do this ride? The objective of this ride is to experience...
05-13-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 821
Posted By iab

Comparing TdF riders with the likes in this forum...

Comparing TdF riders with the likes in this forum is stupid. Sorry. And everything else you listed is a preference, not objectively "better".
05-13-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 821
Posted By iab

I know that guy, not very bright that one. ...

I know that guy, not very bright that one.

The gearing in question was 42 up front and a 18/21/24 3-speed in back. Vans are too soft in the sole and not stylish enough. I believe they were...
05-13-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 821
Posted By iab

Ride what you prefer. Thinking one is better...

Ride what you prefer. Thinking one is better than another is just plain stupid.
05-12-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 750
Posted By iab

Don't pick on "Illinois". The internet sales tax...

Don't pick on "Illinois". The internet sales tax is the internet sales tax. Most states have it. Have some fun with google instead of talking out of turn. And while Japan may not charge you tax...
05-10-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 750
Posted By iab

Your state collects the tax, not the origin state...

Your state collects the tax, not the origin state or country. I buy from Illinois, Illinois charges me 8%. I buy from Texas, Illinois charges me 8%. I buy from Italy, Illinois charges me 8%.
...
05-10-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 750
Posted By iab

I've had more problems with sellers not on ebay...

I've had more problems with sellers not on ebay than sellers from ebay , but one person's experience in one person's experience.

What I don't understand is all the griping about ebay. Please name...
05-09-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By iab

Been there, done that, check out this thread. ...

Been there, done that, check out this thread.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/781480-fiamme-red-timeline-start-please-join.html
05-08-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,025
Posted By iab

Is Mr. Sadoff the only person to meet? Again,...

Is Mr. Sadoff the only person to meet? Again, other events, other cycling dignitaries. I'm not saying it isn't/wasn't awesome to meet Mr. Sadoff and perhaps that is enough to go to ECA. I very...
05-08-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,025
Posted By iab

Any time vintagistas meet, there is opportunity...

Any time vintagistas meet, there is opportunity to swap. Not everything needs a bow.
05-08-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,025
Posted By iab

I'm not saying ECA is not a place to meet and...

I'm not saying ECA is not a place to meet and ride, my point is it is not the only place to meet and ride. With endless choices, as I pointed out only a few, why choose a poorly organized and...
05-08-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,025
Posted By iab

That's funny. I oogled and bought at Cino. ...

That's funny. I oogled and bought at Cino. Never sold, but that's my problem.
05-08-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,025
Posted By iab

I'm sure it is. But I'm also guessing there is...

I'm sure it is. But I'm also guessing there is great riding pretty much most everywhere. I can show you a lot of great riding local to me. So "provides a lovely place to ride a bike." is not...
05-07-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,025
Posted By iab

I have a questions for the locals. Me not going...

I have a questions for the locals. Me not going to a ****** ride is easy, no need to schlep across country for something like that. There was a local ride to me that once was a great ride - hilly...
05-07-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By iab

I think I will be traveling for work. :(

I think I will be traveling for work.

:(
05-04-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By iab

The threading is incompatible with what I have. ...

The threading is incompatible with what I have. I can't buy one. :(
05-03-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,025
Posted By iab

I don't think there has been anything said about...

I don't think there has been anything said about ECA that would make me want to attend. It's either an endless discussion about gearing or a complete lack of organization.

But the comparison is...
05-01-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,860
Posted By iab

A couple of things to the best of my knowledge. ...

A couple of things to the best of my knowledge.

First, open in the front horizontal dropouts appeared after WW!, maybe before, but at least a decade before derailleurs. Prior to WW1, many/most...
05-01-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,860
Posted By iab

In the 1930s, derailleurs were the exception, not...

In the 1930s, derailleurs were the exception, not the rule. Even flip-flop hubs were an expensive upgrade. But even with a normal hub, horizontal dropouts accommodated whatever gearing a user wanted....
04-30-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By iab

It's my favorite. ...

It's my favorite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKodtNFpzBA
04-28-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,690
Posted By iab

Easy to carry to and from my basement. Fits...

Easy to carry to and from my basement. Fits every bike I own and will own. Takes about a minute to setup and teardown. Fits a 1.25" and 2" hitch. I have access to the trunks of our cars.

But...
04-27-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,690
Posted By iab

My Kuat Sherpa 2.0 is aluminum.

My Kuat Sherpa 2.0 is aluminum.
04-25-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,103
Posted By iab

Prior to 1963, Reynolds. 1963-1973 Reynolds or...

Prior to 1963, Reynolds. 1963-1973 Reynolds or Columbus. 1973 on, Columbus. 1978 was the sale to Antonio Colombo.

That is according to catalogs, there are examples of Cinelli using Libellula...
04-25-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,103
Posted By iab

I agree with roadcrankr, 1958-1960. Badge sets...

I agree with roadcrankr, 1958-1960. Badge sets the lower end, wolf ears set the upper end.
04-24-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,690
Posted By iab

I had a Saris Bones, but I like the Kuat more....

I had a Saris Bones, but I like the Kuat more. (That is BF member smontanaro & spouse just prior to hitting the road to the 2013 BAMF)
...
04-24-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,690
Posted By iab

Kuat. Please pardon the off-topic bike. ...

Kuat. Please pardon the off-topic bike.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48030124996_62c6af8e29_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gbfWPo)Coppi 50K 02 (https://flic.kr/p/2gbfWPo) by iabisdb...
04-24-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,103
Posted By iab

You are looking at the 2012 version of the...

You are looking at the 2012 version of the timeline. Chuck has updated it many times since then as he gets more information.

Latest version. Velo-Retro: Cinelli Timeline...
04-24-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,103
Posted By iab

Which could bring us to a new possibility, and...

Which could bring us to a new possibility, and this is just pure speculation. Let's just say this was built in 53/45/55. It that case there would have been the earlier lozenge decal on the down...
04-24-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,103
Posted By iab

Yes for your first question and no for your...

Yes for your first question and no for your second comment.

" Cinelli branded Magistroni cranks along with Cinelli branded Universal side-pull brakes gone after the 1950s."
04-23-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,103
Posted By iab

Ken's bike (actually, Ken sold it) is from 1961. ...

Ken's bike (actually, Ken sold it) is from 1961. Chuck's timeline just reflects that, not that all Monzas were made in 1961.

1961
Cinelli Monza version of Mod. S.C. (very few known to exist)...
04-23-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,103
Posted By iab

If you notice, the Campagnolo 3-piece hubs in the...

If you notice, the Campagnolo 3-piece hubs in the 1953 #12 catalog (I don't have a copy of the no-number 1950 catalog), are bulbous on the non-drive side. This is unique to Campagnolo, no FB hubs...
04-23-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,103
Posted By iab

Whether manufacturer supplied or owner supplied,...

Whether manufacturer supplied or owner supplied, components are components. They have characteristics when they were made, doesn't matter where they came.

As a rule of thumb, if a frame was...
04-22-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,103
Posted By iab

Depends on which picture you look at. The Monza...

Depends on which picture you look at. The Monza always looks blue, the Cinelli looks black or blue. Considering the crappy quality of the images, I think the Cinelli is black. Ken Wallace's Monza...
04-22-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,103
Posted By iab

Monza has a blue outline. Cinelli has a black...

Monza has a blue outline. Cinelli has a black outline. They are not the same.

It certainly isn't a model. It could be some sort of deal like Altenberger or Bruggeman, but I don't know if we...
04-22-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,103
Posted By iab

Just to clarify, the Cinelli shop was never in...

Just to clarify, the Cinelli shop was never in the town of Monza. Only located on viale Monza (translation, Monza avenue) in Milan.

I really believe it was some sort of special deal with someone...
04-22-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,103
Posted By iab

People "upgrade" all of the time. I question the...

People "upgrade" all of the time. I question the entire cockpit. Headset, stem, bars - I don't think they are original to the bike. I'd like to see if the RD has the cable adjustment screw. And I...
04-22-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,103
Posted By iab

Monza at the time of manufacture of that bike was...

Monza at the time of manufacture of that bike was actually a town outside of Milan but I believe now has been incorporated into Milan. And yes, the original Cinelli shop in Milan was located on...
04-18-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By iab

This is certainly not definitive, but I think it...

This is certainly not definitive, but I think it is a bit later, early teens, but pre WW1. The frame geometry, at least to me, is more along post 1900. I am happy to be corrected.
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