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09-15-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Oh, it's not one of the chrome ones. Never mind...

Oh, it's not one of the chrome ones. Never mind :(
09-15-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

This is an area of specialty for me. I've never...

This is an area of specialty for me. I've never met an RD that couldn't do 14-30 on back, but there's a ton of factors that weigh in, of course: chain length, chainring size and difference between...
09-15-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,618
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Yes, but at least he was able to finish that...

Yes, but at least he was able to finish that day's ride. I don't think this fellow was quite so lucky. Hs anyone seen a trace of him since? There was some trans-dimensional weirdness going on at that...
09-15-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

A Ross Mt St Helens is a very good bike, but also...

A Ross Mt St Helens is a very good bike, but also pretty heavy, in the old school MTB way. How's the chrome on it; looking pretty good?
09-14-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Sequim, Wa - $135 blast/powdercoat. It's a...

Sequim, Wa - $135 blast/powdercoat. It's a completely different level from rattle can. I've done one really good job of that, but the durability is a real issue. And it took tons of time, doing...
09-14-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,618
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Nope. That particular young man was on the same...

Nope. That particular young man was on the same little motorbike this year, performing the same essential service. I borrowed a flat screwdriver from him not once but twice; to tighten my left...
09-14-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I've got some of that orange Le Creuset cookware...

I've got some of that orange Le Creuset cookware sitting on my stove too. Not the big skillet, though.

I think you're right about the vinaigrette, the flavor seems to develop faster at room...
09-12-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,618
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

That guy was pretty cool, I hope we see him again...

That guy was pretty cool, I hope we see him again next year. I spoke with him briefly Sunday AM. And I was thinking about him later as both my hands were going numb on the incessant...
09-12-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,045
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

You should join us. If it's too 'hardman' for...

You should join us. If it's too 'hardman' for you (which I seriously doubt - that does not sound like us) you can always bail and head home. :)
09-12-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,045
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Re: the Monte Cristo ghost town trail - The BQ...

Re: the Monte Cristo ghost town trail - The BQ guys I first heard about it from did it on their randoneuse bikes with ~35mm tires, but since you STILL don't have any such bike in your stable...
09-12-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 110,685
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

LeTour mixte chained up at the local Safeway: ...

LeTour mixte chained up at the local Safeway:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/caughtinwild_4117872c52040781935f1ed8f1bccca1291893ee.jpg
09-12-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,045
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Apart from this ride (or in addition to it, maybe...

Apart from this ride (or in addition to it, maybe - the next or previous day?) I'm interested in riding up to the Monte Cristo mining ghost town near Granite Falls if anyone wants to join me for...
09-11-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,618
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

"Uh, Dave's not here, man..." ...

"Uh, Dave's not here, man..."
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1632x1224/notdave_efd7181c62015ca2fb25b382b218aa3e4c67b5ec.jpg

But there was a very strong young man paying...
09-11-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,618
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

A few Cino bikes that caught my eye - Bob...

A few Cino bikes that caught my eye -

Bob Freeman's wonderfully patinaed Campeur:
...
09-10-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,354
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

You might get a bit tired of the thwap-thwap...

You might get a bit tired of the thwap-thwap sound each time the valve stem passes the seat and chain stays, though. :lol:
09-09-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,045
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Iím unemployed! (So yeah, Iím in.)

Iím unemployed!

(So yeah, Iím in.)
09-08-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 427
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Geez, you guys. 32mm easy! 35mm, maybe ...

Geez, you guys. 32mm easy! 35mm, maybe (probably?)

But yeah, you never know until you try. And the tighter you get in those chain stays, the more important it is to have a completely straight...
09-08-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,994
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

The thrill is gone, baby. Time to take up Mah...

The thrill is gone, baby. Time to take up Mah Jong. Or knitting. Or whittling. Or meth.
09-08-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 456
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Chombi1 - I've never heard of the stuff but I...

Chombi1 - I've never heard of the stuff but I like what you're telling us. How does it feel when you put the hoods back in use?

I'm thinking along the lines of white hoods, specifically ones...
09-08-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,618
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Immediately before the Day 1 ride, the Good...

Immediately before the Day 1 ride, the Good Reverend mountaindave delivers the pre-ride sermon. gugie (in green and white, left, and ollo_ollo, in black and white, center) listen respectfully....
09-07-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,618
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

2019 Cino Photo Thread

Were you there? Prove it with the pixels!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48696993187_5c213c2daa_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hcbPuP)
...
09-06-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14,137
Views: 1,285,089
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

My first out-of-town ride as a newly unemployed...

My first out-of-town ride as a newly unemployed person: Keechelus Lake just east of Snoqualmie Pass. Dead-flat rail trail, but technically still gravel grinding. And Quite scenic.
...
09-05-19, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

No, you are mistaken. That's my stuff; I...

No, you are mistaken. That's my stuff; I absentmindedly left it behind the last time I was visiting your parents. Silly me.

Pls forward it to me ASAP and send your old folks a "Howdy" from me,...
09-05-19, 12:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,865
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Of that I have no doubt. I have never met a...

Of that I have no doubt. I have never met a cyclist more ready than you for a ride like this.

I, on the the other hand, have trained a whopping 71 miles in the entire month of August. With 8 more...
09-02-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 33,234
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Not too distant second ;)

Not too distant second ;)
08-31-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 575
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Hmmm... I had a dead Mag 21 fork that came on my...

Hmmm... I had a dead Mag 21 fork that came on my Nishiki Cornice and I googled around and found a rebuild kit that was available at that time (2-3 years ago) for about $80. I surplussed the dead fork...
08-31-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Sell it to me. Or trade, I got tons of stuff.

Sell it to me. Or trade, I got tons of stuff.
08-31-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

On my slightly Gugified 1984 Bianchi Limited with...

On my slightly Gugified 1984 Bianchi Limited with fairly tight clearance, I'm using Sunlite 36mm fenders...
08-31-19, 01:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,490
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I have not had this brought to my attention...

I have not had this brought to my attention before, but now that you mention it, it is oh so true.

Big hills in my area and climbing out of the saddle on the hoods is a most natural thing. ...
08-31-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 33,234
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I think the '88 model has the prettiest color;...

I think the '88 model has the prettiest color; that's why I waited several years to find a nice one in my size:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4644/24572050307_7191bb5718_b.jpg...
08-30-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,321
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Depends on the frame geometry (ALL over the map...

Depends on the frame geometry (ALL over the map on MTBs 1984 - 2000), the size of the tires and the rider, of course. On my Nishiki, upthread, it was very noticeable. The bike felt OK while riding,...
08-30-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

John E, ISWYDT

John E, ISWYDT
08-30-19, 01:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,490
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I was worried about being irretrievably seduced...

I was worried about being irretrievably seduced by the dark side, too. I've built four briftered bikes in the last four years and plan on doing another when I get one of those new-fangled 9-speed...
08-28-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,850
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Zombie thread, but a cool one :thumb: I'm...

Zombie thread, but a cool one :thumb:

I'm surprised I missed it the first time around because I've been hanging onto a pair of (mid 70s?) Schwinn Approved hi flange hubs that I finally got around...
08-28-19, 02:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,034
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Someone decided to make a fake Technium out of a...

Someone decided to make a fake Technium out of a high end lugged steel bike? It would be funny if it was a "Breaking Away" Masi Criterium under that blue and white paint.

I love my Technium, but...
08-28-19, 02:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,672
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Probably. I only ordered two in white/large. ...

Probably. I only ordered two in white/large. The other one is kinda stained. I have a hard time getting rid of stuff. :lol:
08-27-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,672
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Oh, and many who visited got a chuckle out of her...

Oh, and many who visited got a chuckle out of her monthly award, hanging near the front desk:

(176 Months running! That's quite a string, little girl!)
...
08-27-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,672
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Ok, now I'm starting to feel a little...

Ok, now I'm starting to feel a little sentimental. My daughter located a newspaper clipping with a photo of us at the hotel a couple weeks after I took over there.
...
08-27-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,672
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Hey, been awhile since I heard from you. Riding...

Hey, been awhile since I heard from you. Riding the 'bents now? Hope this doesn't mean serious back problems or something like that :(
08-27-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,865
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'm just now looking into lodgings, with a...

I'm just now looking into lodgings, with a bailout plan of tenting on the lawn at Alamedas Hot Springs.

Assuming this year's crowd is smaller than 2016, after a two year hiatus, and there may be...
08-27-19, 01:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 610
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

On my computer screen that looks pretty "not...

On my computer screen that looks pretty "not Celeste" to me too. Baby Blue or Sky Blue. Needs just a touch more green and a touch more cream.
08-27-19, 12:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,690
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Wow, and Super Wow! Great stuff. Next year, for...

Wow, and Super Wow! Great stuff. Next year, for sure! (If I'm lucky enough to stay unemployed that long.) ;)
08-26-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,304
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

These days, it has to be a lot better than...

These days, it has to be a lot better than 'decent' quality to get $150 from me. My real problem is people keep saying, "Hey - you want this bike for free?" and I say "Yes." They always seem to...
08-26-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Thanks for posting those pics. That particular...

Thanks for posting those pics. That particular model of "Racer" brake caliper I have never seen before. It's quite stylish!

Also never heard of BlocG or Belri components. The bike boom era was...
08-26-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I've reshaped one completely soaked (submerged in...

I've reshaped one completely soaked (submerged in a bucket of water for a couple days - there are threads on this in several places, WarrenC, if you google for them). It mostly got rid of the...
08-26-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 675
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

1973 Nishiki Semi Pro, built for gravel grinding:...

1973 Nishiki Semi Pro, built for gravel grinding:
https://live.staticflickr.com/932/44044424021_ee8363138e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2a74bM4)

1995ish(?) Nishiki Cornice MTB converted to drop bars,...
08-26-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

:thumb: When you pick them up, don't forget...

:thumb:

When you pick them up, don't forget to ask her if she has any other extra parts or wheels to throw in with the package.
08-26-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

It'd be a darn shame to paint that lovely old...

It'd be a darn shame to paint that lovely old thing, IMO* :(

*In My Opinion
08-26-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,672
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Put that one right back on your list, Mister!...

Put that one right back on your list, Mister! (See above post)


Pfffft! I just ran the place. That place owned me!


What? You visited Lascaux and didn't even buy me a souvenir T-Shirt? (Don't...
08-26-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,672
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Absolutely! I know some local folks in the B&B...

Absolutely! I know some local folks in the B&B biz, and the family may be putting up our lake house on AirB&B as well. (I can engineer a special discount, like I always do for Century riders)
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