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07-08-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 76,301
Posted By stardognine

Lucky pic, those darn deer donít usually hold...

Lucky pic, those darn deer donít usually hold still for pics. 😁😉 And fitting right in with the rolling conversation, a tractor. 😎...
07-08-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By stardognine

Well, I turned up missing in action, shortly...

Well, I turned up missing in action, shortly after procuring, but Iíve been riding and bonding, and slowly getting things done. I took this pic yesterday, showing the Suntour XC derailleurs, and the...
07-06-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By stardognine

Hey, I recently bought an Ď85 (according to the...

Hey, I recently bought an Ď85 (according to the previous owner) six ten, and itís very much like you describe. It has 27Ē tires and cantilever brakes, as well as low-rider racks, but ďonlyĒ two sets...
07-01-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By stardognine

Do those Pro Ams really take ball bearings? I...

Do those Pro Ams really take ball bearings? I would have thought they were cartridge bearing hubs, but never had those ones, obviously.

I recently got the Sansin Gyro Masters, which are cartridge...
06-30-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By stardognine

I havenít tried the glue75 yet, the girl gave me...

I havenít tried the glue75 yet, the girl gave me a free pre-roll of GS cookies, for being a first-time customer there. I hadnít tried GS cookies before, but itís pretty potent. 😁😎😁

I was around...
06-29-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By stardognine

Ha, I was grabbing a pic for another thread, and...

Ha, I was grabbing a pic for another thread, and kinda mixed them. 🤔😁 Close enough.

Yeah, that slingshot stem & chrome riser bar (got that off an early Giant, back in Kingman, AZ), are what lets...
06-29-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By stardognine

I got some Specialized Armadillo All Conditions...

I got some Specialized Armadillo All Conditions tires today, with new tubes, all in 27Ē x 1 1/4Ē. These were more spendy than I was after, but might be worth it. 🤔 I was glad to get anything decent...
06-29-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By stardognine

BTW, those cranks in the previous post were the...

BTW, those cranks in the previous post were the 165s. Iím using Sakae FX for now, which goes well with my Slingshot stem (Sakae- Ringyo MTS-101), which I donít have a current pic of. 😁😉
06-29-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By stardognine

I guess Iíll have to google pics of that AG? 🙄😉 ...

I guess Iíll have to google pics of that AG? 🙄😉

Iím using lower-level Shimano derailleurs & shifters now, that came on this Miyata, but I kept my first-generation XC derailleurs and Suntour Power...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By stardognine

Yep. I kept thinking about all the cars & trucks,...

Yep. I kept thinking about all the cars & trucks, that hit deer, that you see pics of. Totalled most of the time. 😧

BTW, I did thank her, for running off right on time. Not sure she heard or...
06-29-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 823
Posted By stardognine

You probably made those beer can cannons, too? 😁...

You probably made those beer can cannons, too? 😁 My older brother made a couple, and got in a bit of a hassle with the police. 🙄😉

I sold Grit newspapers for almost 3 days. Itís funny, folks just...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By stardognine

Thanks for the kind thought. ✌️ Iím pretty...

Thanks for the kind thought. ✌️

Iím pretty skinny, probably weigh no more than 170 pounds, and she was pretty well-fed, probably closer to 200 pounds. I hate to think what I wouldíve looked like,...
06-29-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By stardognine

It could easily be a ball bearing that got...

It could easily be a ball bearing that got dropped into the steer tube somehow. 🤔 Or something.
06-29-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By stardognine

Well sir, how much will you give me for them? 🤔...

Well sir, how much will you give me for them? 🤔 Just kidding, shipping usually kills these kinda deals. 😉

I walked all over downtown Sacramento today, and finally scored some 27Ē x 1 1/4Ē...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By stardognine

Donít crush that dwarf! Hand me the pliers. 🤔😁

Donít crush that dwarf! Hand me the pliers. 🤔😁
06-29-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 823
Posted By stardognine

LOL, like a Siamese systems engineer. 🙄😁😉

LOL, like a Siamese systems engineer. 🙄😁😉
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By stardognine

Donít hit me!!!

In Sacramento, there are several bike paths, many along the American River. I just commented recently, about spotting 3 deer together (2 bucks and a doe), but this morning beat that pretty good. 🙄
...
06-29-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 823
Posted By stardognine

Yep, my grandmother got Boyís Life for my older...

Yep, my grandmother got Boyís Life for my older brother when I was a kid, so I kinda browsed them pretty good. Grampa passed in Ď71, & Gramma followed in Ď72, and that was the end of Boyís Life. 😩
06-29-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By stardognine

Best answer, I think. ✌️ I just got a Miyata six...

Best answer, I think. ✌️ I just got a Miyata six ten with these same old cantilevers, and the more I look at them, the more I like them. I still need to clean mine up too, but past experience tells...
06-28-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By stardognine

Iím looking at that $4 air horn. That oughta get...

Iím looking at that $4 air horn. That oughta get pokey people off the bike path. 😁😉
06-28-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By stardognine

ďShould she decide to keep itĒ? If not, sheíd win...

ďShould she decide to keep itĒ? If not, sheíd win a trip through the noogie machine, if she were one of my nieces. 😁😉

Niece-type people almost always want pink or purple. 🙄
06-28-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By stardognine

Thanks, Iím not in any big hurry to upgrade...

Thanks, Iím not in any big hurry to upgrade those, but figured you know. 👍

I wasnít ignoring you on purpose, just had to get to coffee. 😁
06-28-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By stardognine

Hey, someone who knows what theyíre doing! 😁😉 ...

Hey, someone who knows what theyíre doing! 😁😉

Yeah, I figured out what those hooks are for, but had to take them off, to get my panniers AND the quick-release levers to fit into that little...
06-28-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By stardognine

LOL, thanks for sharing the misery. 😁😉 For...

LOL, thanks for sharing the misery. 😁😉

For the record, this oneís decal is written out as ďsix tenĒ, not ď610Ē, as I posted earlier. Apparently, there was a cutoff date, in the mid-80s, where they...
06-27-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 76,301
Posted By stardognine

Speaking of deer, I saw a doe and 2 bucks last...

Speaking of deer, I saw a doe and 2 bucks last night. Thereís a bike trail ( one of many, lol) by the American River, in Sacramento, where thereís a big aquatic park, for kayaks & swimming, and just...
06-27-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By stardognine

Roger that. The tires might look new, but Iíll...

Roger that. The tires might look new, but Iíll still get new ones (and tubes) soonest. ✌️
06-27-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By stardognine

A note to myself, the seat post is marked 26.8,...

A note to myself, the seat post is marked 26.8, but itís a LaPrade, and a little short. Still perfectly useable for now. 😉

BTW, a flick stand sure helps, when you donít have a work stand.
06-27-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By stardognine

I just noticed the pedal straps are...

I just noticed the pedal straps are Miyata-branded, too, and the saddle obviously is. Iím not sure if that saddle is sueded leather or a nicer imitation, but it seems pretty comfy. 👍

And whatís...
06-27-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By stardognine

I just gotta Miyata. 😎

After a recent lapse of good judgment in another deal (long story, I might share later), I made up for it today. I bought this 1985 Miyata 610, at a great price, which balanced my scales again...
06-24-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 183,919
Posted By stardognine

Stephen King-The Eyes Of The Dragon. This...

Stephen King-The Eyes Of The Dragon.

This oneís only about 380 pages, but I managed about 333 of them since yesterday. 🤓

This book helps us to understand the Dark Tower series better, and gives...
06-22-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By stardognine

Holy Margaret, mackerel! I have one of these...

Holy Margaret, mackerel! I have one of these forks on my Ď82 Bianchi Randonneur, that I just bought today. 😧 I guess I need to see about the free ďupgradeĒ, to a pantographed ďBĒ fork. Thatís ďifĒ...
06-22-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By stardognine

That would be it then. 👍 And those racks would...

That would be it then. 👍 And those racks would explain having double eyelets, front & rear, but no low-rider or seat-stay rack braze-ons. And you pic shows the decals perfectly, when mine are pretty...
06-22-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By stardognine

Iíll definitely look closer now, thanks, but itís...

Iíll definitely look closer now, thanks, but itís probably shadows & old paint you see. 🙂
06-22-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By stardognine

Is that SS like in Super Sport? Sounds pretty...

Is that SS like in Super Sport? Sounds pretty cool, at least. 😎😁😎 By heavily modified, I take it you mean various braze-ons? I was only guessing, about the canti posts being added, but that probably...
06-22-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By stardognine

How old is my Big Blue Bianchi?

I was going to look through the Bianchi serial number thread, but thatís not all that smart, using a phone. 🤔😉

I saw this on craigslist yesterday, and knew Iíd found ďmyĒ Bianchi, even though...
Forum: Touring
06-21-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,694
Posted By stardognine

Iíve noticed that before, the old ďtail wagging...

Iíve noticed that before, the old ďtail wagging the dogĒ syndrome. Putting weight up front helps that some, but either way, a real touring bike helps more. 😉
Forum: Touring
06-21-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 182,608
Posted By stardognine

^^^ It could be a lot worse. You have to watch...

^^^
It could be a lot worse. You have to watch the sidewalks anymore too. A certain type of homeless people canít be bothered to find a spot in the woods, as needed. 🙄💩 I always wondered what I was...
06-21-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 283,214
Posted By stardognine

I finally got my roller-cam brakes off &...

I finally got my roller-cam brakes off & re-greased the posts, plus I changed one of my brake levers, and greased those pivot washers. Fresh brake cables & housings, and everythingís peachy. 😎 These...
06-21-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By stardognine

I canít quite read the RD, is that XC Sport? 🤔...

I canít quite read the RD, is that XC Sport? 🤔 Metal U-brakes are better than plastic, lol. 😁👍
06-21-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,060
Posted By stardognine

Cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater. 😉 I guess weíll...

Cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater. 😉 I guess weíll let that slide. 😁
06-20-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By stardognine

Very cool. 👍 Not the girl, sheís hot. 😎

Very cool. 👍 Not the girl, sheís hot. 😎
06-20-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,060
Posted By stardognine

I like the fork lugs. 🤔😉 Congrats, Doc! 👍

I like the fork lugs. 🤔😉 Congrats, Doc! 👍
06-20-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By stardognine

Suntour XC pedals (?).

I finally looked up my pedals online, and came to realize why I like them so much. Mine are labeled Hsing-Ta HTI-A10, but as you can see (I borrowed this last pic from the BMX Museum), theyíre...
06-19-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 183,919
Posted By stardognine

Right on! I remember that from the spaghetti...

Right on! I remember that from the spaghetti thread. 😎 I might try finding a copy myself.

BTW, I realized way too late, that Needful Things was set in Castle Rock, not Durham. Mr. King definitely...
06-19-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By stardognine

Thanks, Iíll definitely give that a good looking...

Thanks, Iíll definitely give that a good looking over, before having at it. 👌
06-19-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,115
Posted By stardognine

I can see youíre just fishing for an argument,...

I can see youíre just fishing for an argument, but Iíve never had any problems before, with any iPhones. Only since they publicized the security vulnerability, and crooked people commenced to trying...
06-19-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By stardognine

This is interesting, I might need to pick your...

This is interesting, I might need to pick your brain a bit, sometime soon. On my plain first generation XC, from 1985, I havenít found a service guide yet, and want to at least grease the pulleys...
06-19-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,115
Posted By stardognine

Yeah, Iím not too crazy about that, but at least...

Yeah, Iím not too crazy about that, but at least they supposedly fixed the vulnerability issue, that let freaky people get access to your files & info. 🙄 I know that was a very real issue, because I...
Forum: Touring
06-18-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,460
Posted By stardognine

Dang, Indy! Now you know why Iím still carrying...

Dang, Indy! Now you know why Iím still carrying my down parka, in the middle of June. 🙄😁

Itís been flirting with 100* F here in the Sacramento area, so Iíve been swimming at Folsom Lake and in the...
06-18-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 283,214
Posted By stardognine

I finally got my BB changed yesterday, on the Ď86...

I finally got my BB changed yesterday, on the Ď86 High Sierra. I was trying to be careful of that fixed cup, on the old cup & spindle unit, that it wasnít frozen on or something, but getting into a...
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