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Forum: Commuting
10-18-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 851
Views: 34,011
Posted By gaucho777

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6676 (7113 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
10-15-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 52,479
Views: 7,086,003
Posted By gaucho777

Nice pair of new Avocet 20 touring shoes in size...

Nice pair of new Avocet 20 touring shoes in size 10 (not easy to find these in the larger sizes):...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 851
Views: 34,011
Posted By gaucho777

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6598 (7035 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 851
Views: 34,011
Posted By gaucho777

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6442 (6879 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
10-05-19, 12:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 946
Posted By gaucho777

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Forum: Commuting
10-04-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 851
Views: 34,011
Posted By gaucho777

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6316 (6753 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,579
Posted By gaucho777

'73 Speedwell Titalite ...

'73 Speedwell Titalite
https://live.staticflickr.com/4416/37337954165_3a83b9d9d4_k.jpg

'86 LOOK Equipe
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10-02-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By gaucho777

Where are all the Harry Quinn owners?

Where are all the Harry Quinn owners?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 205,898
Posted By gaucho777

I'm more of a vintage enthusiast, but a modern...

I'm more of a vintage enthusiast, but a modern DiNucci is at the top of my wish list. Every line is perfect to my eyes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dinuccicycles/
10-02-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5,526
Views: 444,710
Posted By gaucho777

Well, not necessarily the post, but I found this...

Well, not necessarily the post, but I found this box on my doorstep when I got home. A neighbor down the block sometimes sheds his old, unwanted parts--in this case, a half dozen vintage Chorus &...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 01:31 AM
Replies: 851
Views: 34,011
Posted By gaucho777

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8 total) [135/147]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6126 (6603 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4303 (7240 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
09-24-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 555
Posted By gaucho777

Gorgeous! What is the brass (?) embossed...

Gorgeous!

What is the brass (?) embossed clip in front of the DT shifters behind the head lug? Is that a lighting cable clip? Trouble you for a close-up?

(Drive-side toe strap needs a twist.)
Forum: Commuting
09-19-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 851
Views: 34,011
Posted By gaucho777

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8 total) [135/147]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 5830 (6249 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4303 (7240 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
09-17-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By gaucho777

^That's the Golden Ticket. Isn't a...

^That's the Golden Ticket.

Isn't a mismatched crankset the usual fix? What crank size do you typically run? You could switch to 165/170 or 170/175 and get most of the way there.

Shaping the...
09-14-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By gaucho777

+1 to the serial number format on the BB shell....

+1 to the serial number format on the BB shell. juvela, do you know how to interpret the Cilo serial number sequence for dating?

My Cilo (https://flic.kr/s/aHsm124z3K) is 70761. It's a great bike.
09-14-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14,300
Views: 1,310,919
Posted By gaucho777

No, I mistakenly said Moraga when I meant to say...

No, I mistakenly said Moraga when I meant to say Montclair. I started my ride from Honda of Oakland then headed for the hills en route back to Berkeley.
09-14-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14,300
Views: 1,310,919
Posted By gaucho777

I dropped the wife's car off for a service in...

I dropped the wife's car off for a service in Oakland, and then took the long way home through the East Bay Hills (through Moraga Montclair, out to Redwood Rd, Pinehurst, and back down Tunnel Rd. for...
09-14-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,323
Posted By gaucho777

hazetguy, I'll take two in black if you got 'em...

hazetguy, I'll take two in black if you got 'em (like the one shown on the scale).
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 01:22 AM
Replies: 851
Views: 34,011
Posted By gaucho777

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8 total) [135/147]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 5570 (5988 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4303 (7240 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
09-06-19, 01:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,001
Posted By gaucho777

That's fantastic! I'm smitten. Looking forward to...

That's fantastic! I'm smitten. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it. Do you have the matching rear MAFAC GT caliper? Will this require a seat binder mounted hanger for the rear brake?
Forum: Commuting
09-04-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 851
Views: 34,011
Posted By gaucho777

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8 total) [135/147]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 5343 (5700 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4303 (7240 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
09-04-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14,300
Views: 1,310,919
Posted By gaucho777

^Great pic, lovely backdrop. :thumb: ...

^Great pic, lovely backdrop. :thumb:

Drillium Dude, you keep a clean, Dude!
09-04-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 257
Posted By gaucho777

Velobase is a wonderful resource for many...

Velobase is a wonderful resource for many categories of vintage parts. Here is a link to the velobase site for LOOK pedals:

VeloBase.com - Component Listing...
08-30-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 113,717
Posted By gaucho777

Classtime, That looks good, I have a few extra...

Classtime, That looks good, I have a few extra pieces of hardwood flooring strips with grooves/channels on the bottom. They are a good fit for the base tape side of the tubulars. After repairing a...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 851
Views: 34,011
Posted By gaucho777

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5 total) [116/128]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4835 (5195 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3459
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
08-29-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,906
Posted By gaucho777

After a nice summer hiatus (teacher), I resumed...

After a nice summer hiatus (teacher), I resumed biking to work last week. My commute is only about 4 miles each way, but it's a good 700' of loaded climbing to start the day.
...
08-08-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,301
Posted By gaucho777

I assume this happened while you were riding. Out...

I assume this happened while you were riding. Out of curiosity, what was the effect? Sudden pop? Immediately noticeable? We’re you able to ride home? Did you notice any signs (micro-cracks, paint...
08-06-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14,300
Views: 1,310,919
Posted By gaucho777

Great pics, northbend. Looks like a fun and...

Great pics, northbend. Looks like a fun and picturesque road. I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. ;)
08-06-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By gaucho777

You should find the serial number on the inside...

You should find the serial number on the inside of the rear drive-side dropout.
08-06-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,751
Posted By gaucho777

Just thinking out loud, not having done this...

Just thinking out loud, not having done this myself...I might try drilling and tapping the flush end of the dropout screw. Then you could insert another screw and "tighten" (screw clockwise) until...
08-05-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2,274
Views: 684,907
Posted By gaucho777

DHPflaumer, That Brian Chapman is a talented guy....

DHPflaumer, That Brian Chapman is a talented guy. Builds great bikes and takes excellent photos! :thumb:
08-05-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,922
Posted By gaucho777

:lol: Vonruden, I couldn't see selling any...

:lol:

Vonruden, I couldn't see selling any of those either.

--

My keepers:

'86 LOOK Equipe/Bernard Hinault (753r) - I've had this bike since I was a teenager. Rides like a dream. Tons of...
08-05-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14,300
Views: 1,310,919
Posted By gaucho777

I got out for a 35-mile loop into the East Bay...

I got out for a 35-mile loop into the East Bay Hills above Berkeley. It was a gorgeous day. After a climb up Tunnell road, I followed the ridgeline south into Oakland.
...
07-25-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14,300
Views: 1,310,919
Posted By gaucho777

DQRider, Congratulations on the new job! A...

DQRider, Congratulations on the new job! A bike-friendly commute is a glorious thing. :thumb:

Drillium Dude, That’s a handsome bird!
07-24-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,391
Posted By gaucho777

I don't have any tubes with valve repairs in...

I don't have any tubes with valve repairs in active duty to show. I try to cut the valve out of the failed tube out as close to the valve stem as possible with an Exacto knife while avoiding the...
07-24-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14,300
Views: 1,310,919
Posted By gaucho777

^That makes my head itchy! I got out for a...

^That makes my head itchy!

I got out for a quick 20 miles on my De Rosa along the SF Bay Trail along the shoreline and out toward Treasure Island via the Bay Bridge. It was a hot windy afternoon....
07-24-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,156
Posted By gaucho777

Your First Wheel Build...

My first wheelset failed...after almost 32 years.

In 1988, at the age of 15, having a couple of years racing under my belt, I toasted my first set of race wheels. On a hot day, I rolled a tubular,...
07-24-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,725
Posted By gaucho777

Agreed. Great question, and equally great reply!...

Agreed. Great question, and equally great reply! I can imagine the highs and lows and long mental struggles. I can sense the isolation those long open roads must induce by how much you reveled in the...
07-24-19, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By gaucho777

If a seller knows there is a dent, which might be...

If a seller knows there is a dent, which might be overlooked by a prospective buyer, the seller should note the dent. Similarly, a non-original paint job should be noted. Some people can live with...
07-24-19, 02:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,391
Posted By gaucho777

Patches on patches. I buy patches and glue in...

Patches on patches. I buy patches and glue in bulk. +1 to the constant tube rotation: puncture, use spare, repair flat (becomes spare). Most of the time, I will throw out a tube if it's punctured...
07-23-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,972
Posted By gaucho777

It's been a few years since my one and only...

It's been a few years since my one and only Eroica CA, but I'm definitely in for 2020. Some of the travel plans depend on whether I fly solo or bring the family along.

1. First name, Last name, CR...
07-23-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,247
Posted By gaucho777

Not a Bianchi expert, but looks like a nice...

Not a Bianchi expert, but looks like a nice broom. ;)

Pre-CPSC rear skewers suggests pre-1978, but the below BB cable routing and front skewer suggests perhaps a bit later? Single water bottle...
07-23-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5,526
Views: 444,710
Posted By gaucho777

New tires for the De Rosa. ...

New tires for the De Rosa.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48357655696_8394aa7add_k.jpg
07-23-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By gaucho777

+1, I've not had good experience with vintage...

+1, I've not had good experience with vintage tires. This bad experience includes a set of vintage specialized touring tires, which split at the casing and caused a side blowout, despite failry low...
07-22-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,070
Posted By gaucho777

+1, I also have Jagwire on several...

+1, I also have Jagwire on several Campagnolo-equipped bikes.

Btw, you can rub off the Jagwire lettering/logos from the housing for a more classic look.
07-22-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 7,049
Views: 726,049
Posted By gaucho777

Overhaul weekend. What a mess! ...

Overhaul weekend. What a mess!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48344389521_673741365c_k.jpg
07-22-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,146
Posted By gaucho777

Coincidentally, I've just finished giving oxalic...

Coincidentally, I've just finished giving oxalic acid baths to several of my frames which I've neglected (put away wet and let to rust). I have some experience with OA baths. For this latest round (3...
07-22-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,725
Posted By gaucho777

So awesome! Congratulations and thanks for...

So awesome! Congratulations and thanks for sharing. :beer:
07-15-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,150
Posted By gaucho777

+1.Tap it like a keg. ;) Or, on steep...

+1.Tap it like a keg. ;)

Or, on steep inclines in the granny gear, try not to imagine that ring buckling catastrophically as your chain falls off and your calf drives down through the outer ring....
07-13-19, 01:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,897
Posted By gaucho777

+1 on disappointment for not getting a ride...

+1 on disappointment for not getting a ride report.

If you can't say anything nice...As far as modern cages go, I don't hate the look of those bottle cages. No complaints re the tanwall tubulars...
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