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09-28-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By smd4

I think it's rarer than anyone thinks. It's...

I think it's rarer than anyone thinks.

It's clearly a Cinelli/Merckx/Colnago/Look collaboration.

Duh. Just look at the decals.
09-27-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,004
Posted By smd4

Because he was a winning racer, businessman,...

Because he was a winning racer, businessman, innovator and inventor. Not just a “manufacturer.”
09-27-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,004
Posted By smd4

He named himself after a drivel peddling, inane...

He named himself after a drivel peddling, inane buffoon? I thought it was a book.
09-24-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 949
Posted By smd4

God I love my rim brakes…

God I love my rim brakes…
09-20-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,341
Posted By smd4

You only need one. Ride the one that brung ya.

You only need one. Ride the one that brung ya.
09-20-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By smd4

A unicycle.

A unicycle.
09-20-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By smd4

WOW! You've got the Dura Ace stem and aero...

WOW! You've got the Dura Ace stem and aero seatpost too!

I don't know enough about Paramounts of the era--mine was an '86, but sold as a frameset only, made out of Columbus SLX/SPX or SL/SP, and...
09-20-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,601
Posted By smd4

I think you mean Suntour had a patent for a...

I think you mean Suntour had a patent for a design that they had no understanding could be used for index shifting, lost the patent, were two years behind with good indexing and never were...
09-20-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,830
Posted By smd4

For me, this would be the time to man-handle that...

For me, this would be the time to man-handle that thing out.
09-20-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,830
Posted By smd4

How would head badge rivets pass through the head...

How would head badge rivets pass through the head tube and into the steerer??
09-19-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,678
Posted By smd4

I guess they're OK if they are original...

I guess they're OK if they are original equipment, and one is trying to keep a bike as original as possible.

Why one would use them willingly in any other application is beyond me. Same with...
09-19-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 525
Posted By smd4

I think this was popular for about 5 minutes BITD.

I think this was popular for about 5 minutes BITD.
09-19-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By smd4

Yeah, if your bikes is harder to pedal, it's not...

Yeah, if your bikes is harder to pedal, it's not because of anything you did to the freewheel. The freewheel has nothing to do with pedaling effort (other than providing different gears).

I'd love...
09-17-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By smd4

Who in their right mind would ride their bike in...

Who in their right mind would ride their bike in the rain??
09-16-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 831
Posted By smd4

Even fully decalled, there’d be no mistaking that...

Even fully decalled, there’d be no mistaking that frame for a Supercorsa!

See if you can find what model Ciocc it is and see if you can get appropriate decals.
09-16-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 831
Posted By smd4

I think that’s more likely. Cinelli sold that...

I think that’s more likely. Cinelli sold that “spoiler” bottom bracket shell to any number of other bike manufacturers.

Either way, it’s a nice frame. Don’t forget to paint in the Italian colors...
09-16-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By smd4

Don’t sugar coat it. Tell us how you really feel.

Don’t sugar coat it. Tell us how you really feel.
09-16-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,121
Posted By smd4

Please don't put an angled stem on it! If...

Please don't put an angled stem on it!

If you need something taller, and you're having the fork cut and threaded, just cut the steerer long, and use spacers between the headset cup and the locknut...
09-16-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By smd4

I think the bars have end plugs, just hard to see...

I think the bars have end plugs, just hard to see 'cause they look like chrome.

Great idea for tape!
09-16-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By smd4

Liza Caldwell approved this message.

Liza Caldwell approved this message.
09-16-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,822
Posted By smd4

What it lacks in weight, it makes up for with...

What it lacks in weight, it makes up for with style. In spades.
09-16-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,822
Posted By smd4

Yeah, I would never try to make the Cinelli...

Yeah, I would never try to make the Cinelli "comfortable." It wasn't made for comfort. When I get to the point that I need "comfort," there will be other more-viable, less-costly options.

Other...
09-16-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,121
Posted By smd4

Those are both nice looking bikes. But that...

Those are both nice looking bikes. But that chrome fork looks like it added at least an inch to the front-end height! That seems very strange to me.
09-16-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 708
Posted By smd4

Criticizing spelling? Oh, the irony.

Criticizing spelling? Oh, the irony.
09-15-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 854
Posted By smd4

Looks like an early disk brake on that rear wheel.

Looks like an early disk brake on that rear wheel.
09-15-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 854
Posted By smd4

Pity. Only one water bottle cage.

Pity. Only one water bottle cage.
09-15-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,822
Posted By smd4

Yes...the star of this thread has got to be the...

Yes...the star of this thread has got to be the bike. We need more photos of her, detail ones as well as overall. I mean, is there even a spot of rust on those chrome parts?

Take a bow,...
09-15-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 787
Posted By smd4

Or if you do mix them, donate the stuff to your...

Or if you do mix them, donate the stuff to your local oil-fired steam tourist railroad. They'll burn that stuff no problem.
09-14-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By smd4

Because people prefer Shimano?

Because people prefer Shimano?
09-14-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,822
Posted By smd4

You forgot the rest of it: ...

You forgot the rest of it:

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09-14-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By smd4

Nothing wrong with Trust but Verify. We used...

Nothing wrong with Trust but Verify.

We used to have folks come in and haggle with us on the prices from everything from full bikes to parts. We used to wonder if these same people went into the...
09-14-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,822
Posted By smd4

You can't tell, but that guy has major carpal...

You can't tell, but that guy has major carpal tunnel issues because of this setup. Can't play the sax anymore.

Consider it done!
09-13-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,822
Posted By smd4

I can't imagine riding a bike with the brake...

I can't imagine riding a bike with the brake levers pointed skyward, but I see that all the time here--sometimes worse that what the OP has. My bar ends are parallel with the ground, with the tips of...
09-11-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 772
Posted By smd4

If it works then I’m probably just looking at it...

If it works then I’m probably just looking at it funny.
09-11-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 772
Posted By smd4

Any excess length would just thread on through...

Any excess length would just thread on through the nut.
09-10-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By smd4

You could also wrap your bars in old inner tubes!...

You could also wrap your bars in old inner tubes! Save a ton of money, have super grippy bars, and tape that would never get dirty!

Yes, you’re being cheap. Pry open your wallet and spend the $10...
09-10-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 288
Posted By smd4

Which is my point.

Which is my point.
09-10-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By smd4

I could have gone STI when I built my bike with...

I could have gone STI when I built my bike with 7700 20 years ago. So glad I didn’t. Just looking at that exploded view diagram makes me nauseous.
09-10-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 503
Posted By smd4

I think daverup has it FTW.

I think daverup has it FTW.
09-10-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By smd4

You’re participating in this sport, with Dura...

You’re participating in this sport, with Dura Ace, and you think 35 euros is a lot? Lol, indeed!
09-09-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By smd4

If my dad had made my first bike harder to pedal,...

If my dad had made my first bike harder to pedal, I would have been pissed!
09-09-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 772
Posted By smd4

Looks like the front brake was adjusted with the...

Looks like the front brake was adjusted with the quick release in the “open” position. Can’t see the rear brake.
09-09-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By smd4

Won't he outgrow that bike in, like, six months?

Won't he outgrow that bike in, like, six months?
09-08-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 546
Posted By smd4

Well, I can’t see much of my bike when I’m...

Well, I can’t see much of my bike when I’m riding. But yes, my mileage varies.

A bike to me is more than something just to ride. A classic road bike can be a feast for the eyes. I enjoy spending...
09-08-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 546
Posted By smd4

Perform better? You're right, of course. They do...

Perform better? You're right, of course. They do not perform any better.

In the case the case of the 25th Anniversary group, however, many of the parts are lighter due to the use of more titanium,...
09-07-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 546
Posted By smd4

Just looked up the Campy 80th group. You’re so...

Just looked up the Campy 80th group. You’re so right.
09-07-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,076
Posted By smd4

I get counterfeiting Rolexes. Good ones can sell...

I get counterfeiting Rolexes. Good ones can sell for thousands. But bike chains? Down to the packaging?? I would have never guessed.
09-06-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,077
Posted By smd4

Seven pages. Seven...pages. And my initial...

Seven pages. Seven...pages.

And my initial question still hasn't been answered in any serious way (Although someone mis-interpreted that question into "advice"). We've got lots of predictions of...
09-05-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,077
Posted By smd4

Didn’t you get the memo? You’re not allowed here...

Didn’t you get the memo? You’re not allowed here to suggest an outcome other than catastrophic failure and death. Hell, you’re not even allowed to think it!
09-04-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,077
Posted By smd4

Not much. Something akin to a loose headset. What...

Not much. Something akin to a loose headset. What exactly do you think would happen?
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