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10-06-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By smd4

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The Montreal does have gorgeous lines and the price...
10-06-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By smd4

Bolt/clamp setup is completely different.

Bolt/clamp setup is completely different.
10-06-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 939
Posted By smd4

I have never dropped a chain with a properly...

I have never dropped a chain with a properly adjusted front derailleur. My chainstay is pristine. Sounds like you were riding with people who didn’t know how to adjust their bike.
10-05-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 939
Posted By smd4

You sound skeptical that the big ring is useful. ...

You sound skeptical that the big ring is useful.

It's mostly flat where I am, so the 53 big ring (39 small) is definitely used and is useful. Coupled with a 12-23 cluster, and it makes for a...
10-05-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,888
Posted By smd4

Oh, no doubt. But Dura Ace has always been...

Oh, no doubt. But Dura Ace has always been expensive, as you well know, owning that lovely cardboard box and presumably everything that was inside it.

The boxed 25th Anniversary set has been...
10-04-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,888
Posted By smd4

I asked that same question in a thread I posted...

I asked that same question in a thread I posted on the C&V Forum. I'm pretty sure anything Shimano comes up with will pale in comparison to the 25th Anniversary Group. I am curious about what they'll...
10-04-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 388
Posted By smd4

You better plan for a few bathroom breaks...

You better plan for a few bathroom breaks...
10-04-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,888
Posted By smd4

I used to really like the gray/nickel/gun metal...

I used to really like the gray/nickel/gun metal anodized parts like the chainrings, but I'd love to get a bright silver set like what's on the 25th Anniversary group.

After getting a few 25th...
10-04-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,684
Posted By smd4

I think you have those numerals transposed. You...

I think you have those numerals transposed. You really mean 23s.
10-03-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By smd4

I saw this in a link about the re-creation of the...

I saw this in a link about the re-creation of the bike from "Breaking Away" that was posted in the Confente thread, and it reminded me of this thread:

"Faliero Masi had a distinct preference for...
10-03-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,684
Posted By smd4

Yes, unicrown forks are ugly. I'll take my chrome...

Yes, unicrown forks are ugly. I'll take my chrome Cinelli sloping crown any day of the week. Compared to a unicrown, it looks positively bichin.

Threadless headsets are probably easier to adjust...
10-03-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,684
Posted By smd4

Beauties? That quality is definitely in the eye...

Beauties? That quality is definitely in the eye of the beholder, and I don't see it. No thanks.
10-03-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 148
Posted By smd4

25mm tires were pretty standard for road bikes...

25mm tires were pretty standard for road bikes BITD. They should be fine.

As for recommendations, I really like Continental tires, but now I'm running Veloflex tires, because they come with tan...
10-03-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 204
Posted By smd4

Theoretically, it could last forever.

Theoretically, it could last forever.
09-30-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 809
Posted By smd4

Messy, heavier and I still need to carry a spare...

Messy, heavier and I still need to carry a spare tube. What’s not to like?
09-30-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,357
Posted By smd4

Mail order?? Is that even a thing anymore?

Mail order?? Is that even a thing anymore?
09-30-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By smd4

One post with no follow-up. Problem must not have...

One post with no follow-up. Problem must not have been that concerning.
09-30-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,251
Posted By smd4

Screw the Bullseye pulleys. Get a set of these: ...

Screw the Bullseye pulleys. Get a set of these:

Omni Racer Pulleys...
09-30-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By smd4

I wonder if it's possible to transfer the...

I wonder if it's possible to transfer the saddle-mounting hardware from one saddle to the other?
09-29-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,251
Posted By smd4

I’d say the frame is still too big, but if you...

I’d say the frame is still too big, but if you like it, definitely get another seat post without the grooves.
09-29-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 461
Posted By smd4

The best experience will come from just digging...

The best experience will come from just digging in and getting your hands dirty. I’ve read bikes described as “soft technology,” meaning they aren’t high-tech. Start simple and go from there.
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09-29-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By smd4

Sure, you’ll pay a premium for DA. But that...

Sure, you’ll pay a premium for DA. But that “lightness” and “more titanium” is worth every penny for many of us! It is in fact what does make DA “special.”
09-28-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 468
Posted By smd4

That saddle was made for that bike.

That saddle was made for that bike.
Replies: 28
Views: 611
Posted By smd4

Precisely.

Precisely.
09-28-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By smd4

If you’re referring to what Shimano calls the...

If you’re referring to what Shimano calls the “sleeve,” it’s not true for the BR 7700–the sleeves of which are perfectly cylindrical.
09-28-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,358
Posted By smd4

I like that the article on featherweight foods...

I like that the article on featherweight foods has a pic of it being prepared with a cast-iron skillet!
Replies: 28
Views: 611
Posted By smd4

You should never have ridden it with the seatpost...

You should never have ridden it with the seatpost that high. I bet there are only a few millimeters still in the frame.
09-28-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 788
Posted By smd4

Just use the appropriately colored enamel paint...

Just use the appropriately colored enamel paint on the sidewall. It won’t take that long to paint them.
09-28-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By smd4

Neat feature.

Neat feature.
09-28-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 747
Posted By smd4

If you can get the frame repaired and finished...

If you can get the frame repaired and finished exactly how you want it--without you having to pay out-of-pocket for them--then I think you'll be delighted. See if he'll throw in all the appropriate...
09-28-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By smd4

"NOS" means "New Old Stock." A new item, usually...

"NOS" means "New Old Stock." A new item, usually in the box, never used, that's been sitting on a shelf somewhere or in someone's closet.

FWIW, I paid $100 for my 12-23 and $157 for my 12-25.
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09-28-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By smd4

I can actuate my 7700 calipers from the hoods...

I can actuate my 7700 calipers from the hoods with one finger. The brakes should already have a "softer" spring, to assist with the SLR braking. I use 7402 levers and don't have a clue about...
09-28-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 747
Posted By smd4

Definitely. I had edited my post to add, "...at...

Definitely. I had edited my post to add, "...at the bare minimum, the amount needed to cover frame repairs and a complete re-paint."
09-28-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 747
Posted By smd4

Even if you fix the head tube, will you ever be...

Even if you fix the head tube, will you ever be happy with this bike? What's that worth to you? This should have been the bike of your dreams.

I'm guessing you paid, what? A couple thou at least?...
09-28-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 747
Posted By smd4

I think the nicest parts of the frame are the...

I think the nicest parts of the frame are the rear dropout lugs. Kinda neat looking.

It's pretty bad when the painter leaves a visible smudge of yellow paint (which shows now as green) on the blue...
09-28-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
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.
09-28-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By smd4

I got two NOS Dura Ace 7700 cassettes from eBay...

I got two NOS Dura Ace 7700 cassettes from eBay within the last year. They're definitely available, sometimes even for a good price. 12-23 and 12-25.
09-28-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 747
Posted By smd4

I don't mind the color. Kind of a cool metallic...

I don't mind the color. Kind of a cool metallic blue. But coupled with that yellow...no thanks.

I didn't realize they were in Colorado. You definitely have some legal recourse. Completely...
09-28-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,168
Posted By smd4

That’s it? I’d call that merely descriptive. ...

That’s it? I’d call that merely descriptive.

Guess I should feel "disparaged" when someone tells me I have a "diver's helmet" cable stop.:rolleyes:
09-27-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,168
Posted By smd4

Disparage? Disdain?? Are you reading my posts? In...

Disparage? Disdain?? Are you reading my posts? In addition to complimenting them (“look like nice frames;” “pretty nice”), I mostly said they didn’t look like anything special to me. And they don’t....
09-27-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,168
Posted By smd4

Why do you expect me to be fascinated by every...

Why do you expect me to be fascinated by every bike I see and every builder?
09-27-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,168
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, 04:14 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,168
Posted By smd4

The designs he came up with also impressed Fausto...

The designs he came up with also impressed Fausto Coppi. I won’t argue with him either.
09-27-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,168
Posted By smd4

I think of Cino Cinelli as something more than...

I think of Cino Cinelli as something more than just a “manufacturer.” As we’re fond of saying around here when someone disagrees, “YMMV.”
09-27-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 747
Posted By smd4

Oooof. Your pictures speak volumes. Completely...

Oooof. Your pictures speak volumes. Completely unacceptable.

I’ll leave it to others concerning your recourse. I don’t know this manufacturer. This sounds like a problem that won’t end well.
09-27-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,168
Posted By smd4

I’m sure you will just chalk it up to marketing,...

I’m sure you will just chalk it up to marketing, But Cino was pretty adamant publicly that the sloping fork crown an fast back seat stays were not style choices, but were designed to enhance...
09-27-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 999
Posted By smd4

Yep--a very nice bike indeed!

Yep--a very nice bike indeed!
09-27-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,168
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.
09-27-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,168
Posted By smd4

I don't know. The Supercorsas I've seen from the...

I don't know. The Supercorsas I've seen from the 70s had chrome lugs, fork crowns, and sometime stays or forks. If you tell me a frame like this could be built, chromed, and painted in a day, I...
09-27-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 999
Posted By smd4

Downtube shifters are great, sbuckaroo. More...

Downtube shifters are great, sbuckaroo. More reliable, lighter, and with less cable shredding. And certainly far more elegant for a frame of the Paramount's calibre.
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