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07-16-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By rando_couche

1) It's not an aero cover. That's a carbon disc...

1) It's not an aero cover. That's a carbon disc wheel.
2) The threading on the left side is for a track cog, so the wheel can be used for either road or track.
05-21-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By rando_couche

BTW, the non-OEM fork and the bulge below the top...

BTW, the non-OEM fork and the bulge below the top head lug are both indicators of a frontal impact at some point in time.
05-19-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 58,602
Views: 8,590,353
Posted By rando_couche

No, that was the standard logo for a period of...

No, that was the standard logo for a period of time. Mine looked just like this except for the color (mine was emerald...
05-18-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2,790
Views: 636,115
Posted By rando_couche

Not quite current, but close enough. Comfy, fun...

Not quite current, but close enough. Comfy, fun and just as fast (on average) as my "conventional" bikes.
...
01-04-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By rando_couche

My short term memory is terrible. So is my short...

My short term memory is terrible. So is my short term memory.
01-02-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By rando_couche

Nice rock.

Nice rock.
11-20-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25,557
Views: 2,533,180
Posted By rando_couche

Daily "wake up" ride. 14 miles out and back on...

Daily "wake up" ride. 14 miles out and back on the bay road. Got rained on yesterday, but not today!...
11-19-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 19,704
Posted By rando_couche

"Too old"? Not there yet at 65 yo. My stock...

"Too old"? Not there yet at 65 yo. My stock answer is "as long as I'm physically able to ride, I'm not too old." We'll see how that goes.

FWIW, I'm retiring in a couple weeks (but who's...
11-06-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,802
Posted By rando_couche

Yep. Riding in the snow is for people who don't...

Yep. Riding in the snow is for people who don't know how to (XC) ski!
11-04-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 529,741
Posted By rando_couche

After a few weeks of unseasonable sunshine, the...

After a few weeks of unseasonable sunshine, the "Marine Layer" (aka FOG)...
10-30-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By rando_couche

Vittoria or Challenge. MADE in Italy? Don't...

Vittoria or Challenge. MADE in Italy? Don't hold your breath.
10-29-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By rando_couche

I've used similar forks (labeled "Kinesis") on a...

I've used similar forks (labeled "Kinesis") on a couple of bikes. They work quite well in terms of "what a fork should do" (handling, ride quality, etc), but aerodynamics? Nah.

BTW, what size...
10-26-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,604
Posted By rando_couche

You've overcome more physically than most of us...

You've overcome more physically than most of us ever will. Chapeau! And keep on pedalling.
10-22-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,784
Posted By rando_couche

A gravel bike is a bike ridden on gravel roads. ...

A gravel bike is a bike ridden on gravel roads. For instance, my Mondia Special, back in the mid 70's.
10-22-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 802
Posted By rando_couche

And don't automatically assume you need to raise...

And don't automatically assume you need to raise your stem to get weight off your hands. Over the past couple years, I've migrated to a long low position (13cm drop from saddle to bar) and my back...
10-21-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3,153
Views: 2,707,188
Posted By rando_couche

Old's cool!

Old's cool!
10-20-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By rando_couche

I was in the Elkhorn Mtns (west of Baker City OR)...

I was in the Elkhorn Mtns (west of Baker City OR) 20 years ago when the larches were turning, and it is an incredible sight! Swaths of gold all up and down the mountainsides! Need to get back over...
10-14-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 992
Posted By rando_couche

TRUE bike snobs consider any Cinellis made after...

TRUE bike snobs consider any Cinellis made after the AL Colombo acquisition to be "lesser than". And they're right.
09-17-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 529,741
Posted By rando_couche

About half the time when I've been there the...

About half the time when I've been there the water's been "turned off"!
09-09-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By rando_couche

The Shaklee team (Kent Bostick et al) rode Hooker...

The Shaklee team (Kent Bostick et al) rode Hooker bikes. I got passed by one in the Masters Nationals TT in '92. So they were at least USCF legal.
08-29-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By rando_couche

Someone may already have mentioned this, but it...

Someone may already have mentioned this, but it can come down to fiddly little stuff like:

Saddle tilt
Handlebar tilt
Brake lever position on handlebar
08-26-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By rando_couche

Nope. That's where it was welded at the factory,...

Nope. That's where it was welded at the factory, and the weld ground down.
08-26-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,925
Posted By rando_couche

You don't quit (whatever) because you get old,...

You don't quit (whatever) because you get old, you get old because you quit (whatever). Glad to hear you're back at it!
08-15-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,331
Posted By rando_couche

Kurt, that bike is flat-out GORGEOUS!!! If ever...

Kurt, that bike is flat-out GORGEOUS!!! If ever a bike could be described as "better than new", that is it.

SP
Nwpt, OR
08-08-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6,930
Views: 2,461,620
Posted By rando_couche

30 years ago this was a cutting-edge xc bike...

30 years ago this was a cutting-edge xc bike (Tange Prestige road tubing, lugs, etc. Very light). Last weekend I built it up with stuff from the parts bin and the coop, thinking to use it as an...
07-19-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,602
Posted By rando_couche

If what I've heard is correct, the Merckx/Colnago...

If what I've heard is correct, the Merckx/Colnago relationship ended rather abruptly at the hour record ride.

Somebody from Acer-Mex showed up at the Mexico City velodrome with a handful of cash...
07-02-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,301
Posted By rando_couche

FWIW, a standard (32mm?) HS wrench works just...

FWIW, a standard (32mm?) HS wrench works just fine on these headsets. They're designed that way.
06-27-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,431
Posted By rando_couche

Road helmet? MTB helmet? I have one helmet at a...

Road helmet? MTB helmet? I have one helmet at a time, and I wear it for all cycling.
06-26-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,822
Posted By rando_couche

Been riding for 57 years now. When I was 8, some...

Been riding for 57 years now. When I was 8, some neighborhood kids put me on a bike and gave me a push, and I'm still going. :speedy:
Forum: Foo
06-26-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,676
Posted By rando_couche

I know I need coffee whenever I'm awake!...

I know I need coffee whenever I'm awake! :rolleyes:

SP
Newport OR
Just give me my coffee and nobody will get hurt!
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,483
Posted By rando_couche

I had to replace the original fork on my Merckx...

I had to replace the original fork on my Merckx Team SC - previous owner had put a star nut in the carbon steerer. D'oh! Replaced it with another Merckx fork with 2mm more rake (45 vs 43) and it's...
06-04-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By rando_couche

And the rest are generic, bland,...

And the rest are generic, bland, indistinguishable.
06-04-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,124
Posted By rando_couche

I second that, but also because it is gorgeous in...

I second that, but also because it is gorgeous in its own quirky Gallic way.

But wait! What about the Spidel (Simplex/Stronglight/MAFAC) group in all its gold-anodized lusciousness?
Replies: 15
Views: 1,569
Posted By rando_couche

SRC = Strawberry Racing Cycles, Portland OR.

SRC = Strawberry Racing Cycles, Portland OR.
05-14-19, 02:01 PM
05-13-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,508
Posted By rando_couche

Those poseurs are such fun to mess with!

Those poseurs are such fun to mess with!
04-26-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 38,839
Posted By rando_couche

I am a once and future randonneur (French: too...

I am a once and future randonneur (French: too dumb to know when to quit) who used to ride a recumbent (velo couche in French). Guess I was just attempting to appear sophisticated (HA!)
Replies: 47
Views: 21,563
Posted By rando_couche

Brooks C17. Brooks fit, Brooks comfort,...

Brooks C17. Brooks fit, Brooks comfort, non-leather. And so far, mine (I have 3) seem to be lasting better than B17's as well.

SP "Brooks butt"
OC, OR
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