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I’m Back in the Saddle Again

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Well, not like Gene Autry in the song of that title, but back in the saddle of my bicycle. Today, with temperatures of around 75 Fahrenheit, but not too much the sun, I decided to hop on the Motta … … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 4 [Bicycling the Silver Comet Trail in Georgia]

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As I wrote in my previous post, I had had to somewhat modify my plans for that day, because I had not been able to do all of the distance I had originally wanted to do the day before, and … Continue reading

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Upgraded the “Motta”

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This afternoon I did some more work on the “Motta” and did what I had wanted to do for quite a long time: fit it with Cinelli Spinaci handlebar extensions. I had had them sitting here for a long, long … Continue reading

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My “New Old” Road Bike

Finally I’ve started to put together the vintage Gianni Motta road bicycle I got myself for Christmas, and which arrived totally disassembled [see my posting “Christmas Present Puzzle“]. This here is how far I got today:

Mein “neues altes” Rennrad

Endlich habe ich damit angefangen, mein klassisches Gianni Motta Straßenrennrad zusammenzubauen, das ich mir zu Weihnachten gegönnt hatte, und das in vollständig zerlegtem Zustand [siehe meinen Blogeintarg unter Christmas Present Puzzle] hier ankam. Und so weit bin ich heute gekommen:

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The Motta – Half-Assembled

But now I’ve taken it to the bike shop for the remainder of what needs to be done as I don’t think I’d be able to put the rear derailleur on and run the brake and shifter cables properly. I also don’t have the proper size of nut to tighten the screws for the cranks on the bottom bracket.

Aber jetzt habe ich es für den Rest der zu erledigen Arbeiten zum Fahrradladen gebracht, weil ich mir nicht zutraue, den hinteren Umwerfer zu montieren sowie die Brems- und Schaltungszüge korrekt zu verlegen. Mir fehlt auch die passende Nuss, um die Schrauben der Tretkurbeln festzuziehen.

I’m really looking forward to riding that vintage Italian beauty.

Ich freue mich schon darauf, diese klassische italienische Schönheit auszuführen.