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01-20-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By Andy_K

It takes an odd sized lock ring. Don't lose that....

It takes an odd sized lock ring. Don't lose that. People ask around $50 for those lock rings on eBay if they know what they are.



I think it's really nice if you like or want to try indexed...
01-20-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,447
Posted By Andy_K

I'm a numbers geek, so I have a spreadsheet where...

I'm a numbers geek, so I have a spreadsheet where I keep track of how much I spend on bikes and how many miles I've ridden them. My most expensive bike (not vintage, FWIW) I've spent over $2500 on...
01-19-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By Andy_K

The shifters are from 1998. That's about right...

The shifters are from 1998. That's about right for the rest of the stuff too, but the other parts could be a year or two off either way.
01-19-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 737
Posted By Andy_K

I used to have to open my lunch bag on the way...

I used to have to open my lunch bag on the way out of the office so security could verify that I wasn't sneaking anything out. I'm a software developer, so I had some stuff hidden away that they...
01-16-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 11,642
Posted By Andy_K

This may not be obvious to anyone except me, but...

This may not be obvious to anyone except me, but I intend for most of my non-garage door pics to be artsy. Sometimes I succeed.

It's embarrassing to me that I got a shot this good with a Steyr...
01-11-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Andy_K

Iíve since passed it on to someone who it...

Iíve since passed it on to someone who it actually fits, but I loved this Pinarello, in spite of how ridiculous I made it look.

https://live.staticflickr.com/1555/26365133896_86c3ab2757_b.jpg...
01-10-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,865
Posted By Andy_K

Itís an interesting place. Theyíve got the bike...

Itís an interesting place. Theyíve got the bike from Pee Weeís Big Adventure and more Stingrays than you can shake a stick at, also most of the Bowden Spacelanders stilli n existence. Thereís a...
01-08-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,512
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, but you know what would really complete...

Yeah, but you know what would really complete your collection.... :D
01-08-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By Andy_K

Score! The third set of water bottle braze...

Score!

The third set of water bottle braze ons indicates it's at least an '83. I think the color indicates it is an '83, but I could be wrong about that.

My '82 Sequoia will take 700x32 tires...
01-08-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,512
Posted By Andy_K

Toe clips, single pivot or centerpull brakes,...

Toe clips, single pivot or centerpull brakes, non-aero brake levers, friction shifting, 53-42 cranksets, freewheels...

That is, I love vintage frames. :D
01-08-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 997
Posted By Andy_K

I missed this one the first time around. I...

I missed this one the first time around. I definitely agree with the author about the ďI canít explain it, but I like itĒ feel of the Sequoiaís ride. Great bike!
...
01-08-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,935
Posted By Andy_K

I havenít thought ďPoser!Ē since about 1987, but...

I havenít thought ďPoser!Ē since about 1987, but I did have a similar experience shortly after I started biking to work. I came across a guy on an old mountain bike with fenders and a basket and full...
01-08-20, 01:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,935
Posted By Andy_K

Also not new but new to me. I bought it from a...

Also not new but new to me. I bought it from a company in Ukraine after they promised to throw in some dirt on the Bidens.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49349316986_6e4de25466_c.jpg...
01-07-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By Andy_K

I borrowed the missing bits from a 26.6 Campy...

I borrowed the missing bits from a 26.6 Campy post in the corner of my garage (ask gugie how amazing it was that I could even find it). As soon as I find a use for a 26.6 seat post I'll ask you about...
01-07-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By Andy_K

I've only ridden it once so far (we're in the...

I've only ridden it once so far (we're in the middle of our annual nine months of rain), but I really liked it. Considering I've got it built as a single speed (which I don't generally prefer) and I...
01-07-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By Andy_K

The H Lloyd Cycles Reynolds decal timeline says...

The H Lloyd Cycles Reynolds decal timeline says this decal was introduced in 1983, though that would obviously mean nothing if it's been repainted. Seems a little early for this kind of fade paint...
01-04-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By Andy_K

I think the 70’s Grand Record and Grand Jubilť...

I think the 70’s Grand Record and Grand Jubilť had the same geometry and in some cases maybe even the same frame. I have a ‘72 GR and a ‘75 GJ. They’re nearly identical except for the forks. Both...
01-03-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 613
Posted By Andy_K

In my experience, having some bikes hanging from...

In my experience, having some bikes hanging from the rear wheel in a tight space makes hanging the bikes awkward. When I had to condense my storage space I went for a two level approach (like what I...
01-03-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Andy_K

I would guess that it weighs in the neighborhood...

I would guess that it weighs in the neighborhood of 25 pounds. That's a lot lighter than most new kids bikes made these days, which have overbuilt aluminum frames and heavy, mostly ineffective,...
01-03-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By Andy_K

Wait! There was a 57cm frame with chrome lugs in...

Wait! There was a 57cm frame with chrome lugs in your shop that I didn't try to buy from you? How did that happen?

Seriously, though, I've seen this bike many times and it is a beauty.
12-30-19, 02:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,690
Posted By Andy_K

I need to find more people willing to keep a zero...

I need to find more people willing to keep a zero bike for me. I’ve got one with my father in Maryland, and given the state of his garages I could probably stash three or four more before he noticed...
12-30-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By Andy_K

X marks the Viner?

As previously mentioned, I had one last bike build in the works for 2019. I finished it yesterday and took it for a ride today.

I'm not entirely sure what this is, but from what I've been able to...
12-29-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,514
Posted By Andy_K

I've definitely had a good C&V year, as evidenced...

I've definitely had a good C&V year, as evidenced by the fact that I appeared in four pictures from other people in this thread.

Going back to look at my photo stream, it seems my C&V year began,...
12-21-19, 02:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,473
Posted By Andy_K

That came out real nice.

That came out real nice.
12-11-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,406
Posted By Andy_K

I had that same experience. I didn't ask as many,...

I had that same experience. I didn't ask as many, but all I got back was Black Magic and someone else (honestly don't remember who) that used to be good but couldn't be trusted anymore. Black Magic...
12-09-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By Andy_K

Old guys who get fat in winter wear L. Old guys...

Old guys who get fat in winter wear L. Old guys who are fat all year round wear XXL. My race jersey is 4XL. (Nothing like European sizing to make an American feel good about himself.)
12-09-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 735
Posted By Andy_K

Obviously the correct answer is to get the...

Obviously the correct answer is to get the favorite bike refinished AND buy a new bike. That's probably not helpful, is it?
12-09-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,406
Posted By Andy_K

I heard a story somewhere that the monostay thing...

I heard a story somewhere that the monostay thing was originally a pragmatic experiment. Like he was building a frame and there was some problem that he couldn't solve with a traditional arrangement...
11-23-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,350
Posted By Andy_K

I think this is the oldest thing I own. ...

I think this is the oldest thing I own.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49108496161_2bc5b5771c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hPxSZF)

A bit newer, and possibly a fake, but also cool. This was...
11-22-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14,611
Views: 1,401,857
Posted By Andy_K

Management gave us the afternoon off from work to...

Management gave us the afternoon off from work to celebrate an important product release. The weather was perfect, so I headed to Forest Grove and did a loop around Hagg Lake. On a chilly weekday...
11-22-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14,611
Views: 1,401,857
Posted By Andy_K

That's a steep grade you're climbing.

That's a steep grade you're climbing.
11-21-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Andy_K

You may be right. As soon as itís dry. Maybe June?

You may be right. As soon as itís dry. Maybe June?
11-18-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Andy_K

This one is 107, which seems to be a good length...

This one is 107, which seems to be a good length for Racing T cranksets. I've gotten kind of lazy about chainline recently, and so far am not regretting it. If the crank clears the chainstays and the...
11-18-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Andy_K

Sounds like a thread idea..."show me your bikes...

Sounds like a thread idea..."show me your bikes that other BF members have contributed to." Is yours the Zeus?
11-18-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Andy_K

The ride is fantastic. I've only put about 200...

The ride is fantastic. I've only put about 200 miles on it so far, so there might still be some placebo effect, but this has been comfortable and fun to ride. "Laterally stiff and vertically...
11-18-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Andy_K

Yes, 28s. I was a bit surprised. I would have...

Yes, 28s. I was a bit surprised. I would have thought this was into the era of unnecessarily restricted tire clearance, but 28s fit with no problem.
11-17-19, 12:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Andy_K

1989 Bianchi Giro

I've had a thread about this bike before, but now it's finally finished, or as close to finished as my bikes ever get. So, I thought I'd share it again.

I feel like this bike is a bit of a group...
11-16-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,375
Posted By Andy_K

It's got to be the Steyr Clubman I got for the...

It's got to be the Steyr Clubman I got for the 2016 Klunker 100.

It doesn't look so bad here because cameras are forgiving.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7459/27276423720_1195c87682_c.jpg...
11-16-19, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Andy_K

Iíve got one Iíd be happy to send you, but itís...

Iíve got one Iíd be happy to send you, but itís hella ugly. Itís silver, 110mm, 0 degrees. It has a detachable face plate and visible weld seems (original, not a repair). Itís in good condition. It...
11-15-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 729
Posted By Andy_K

1982 Trek 614 before I separated it from its...

1982 Trek 614 before I separated it from its SunTour Superbe components.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4161/33632185693_7896bdaa64_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TeXK5z)
11-13-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,007
Posted By Andy_K

The Grand Jubilť picture fails to adequately...

The Grand Jubilť picture fails to adequately capture its essence as a 650B rando bike.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33874551148_a41daf4abc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TBnVTj)

Mine had...
11-10-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 179,733
Posted By Andy_K

ISO 26mm Campagnolo cassette lockring. Apparently...

ISO 26mm Campagnolo cassette lockring. Apparently they only made these from 1997-1998 or something. I just finished building a rear wheel, added the rim tape, installed a brand new tire, slipped on a...
11-10-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,615
Posted By Andy_K

It's not too late to get one. ...

It's not too late to get one.

https://velocult.com/shop/vc-pint-glass/
11-09-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,733
Posted By Andy_K

Old Germantown Road is one of my favorite ways to...

Old Germantown Road is one of my favorite ways to get up there. From Cornell Rd to Cornelius Pass itís practically crowded with cyclists these days but a lot fewer use the section west of Cornelius...
11-08-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 718
Posted By Andy_K

I've paid for a bike fit twice and both times...

I've paid for a bike fit twice and both times came out with just about the same results. The first time around it was a lot different than what I thought I needed and felt weird at first, but in a...
11-07-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By Andy_K

I facilitated the purchase of one of those for a...

I facilitated the purchase of one of those for a guy on this forum. Here's the frame next to my Sequoia.

https://live.staticflickr.com/1815/44145993461_eb5500b9b5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ag2KQi)
11-07-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,615
Posted By Andy_K

We have a rule in my household ó whatever canít...

We have a rule in my household ó whatever canít survive the dishwasher gets destroyed. Well, actually itís more of an observation than a rule. I love a few of these glasses but they arenít heirlooms...
11-07-19, 02:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,136
Posted By Andy_K

That's a beauty. I wish I had a 54 worthy of...

That's a beauty. I wish I had a 54 worthy of trading for it. That's on the short list of bikes I'd like to acquire given the chance.
11-07-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,743
Posted By Andy_K

I had been waiting for this one, but somehow I...

I had been waiting for this one, but somehow I missed it. Better late than never.

My precious -- 197X Stella SX-76

https://live.staticflickr.com/1855/42337418630_1a8cb94abe_b.jpg...
11-07-19, 01:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,615
Posted By Andy_K

Nothing vintage, but I've got a few bike-related...

Nothing vintage, but I've got a few bike-related cups and glasses.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49027650822_074af8c505_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hGpwuw)

The things that makes the Ninkasi...
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