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09-20-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 193
Posted By stardognine

Why, thank ya kindly, maíam. 😎 That little Nitto...

Why, thank ya kindly, maíam. 😎 That little Nitto rack just isnít gonna hold much weight, but it holds a light tent & sleeping bag just fine. 👍

I guess Iíve progressed to credit card (or debit...
09-20-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,044
Posted By stardognine

Either there was at least one number-stamper...

Either there was at least one number-stamper working there, or someone had a hangover or something. 🤔

Itís not THAT old of a zombie thread, my nephew still rides that Trek 400. 😎😉
09-20-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 193
Posted By stardognine

Sacramento a few days back, rode the Green Valley...

Sacramento a few days back, rode the Green Valley yesterday. 🙂

Well, I ainít dead, lol, taking another break at the Shell station, on highway 101. 😎

...
09-20-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 193
Posted By stardognine

Sacramento a few days back, rode the Green Valley...

Sacramento a few days back, rode the Green Valley yesterday. 🙂

Well, I ainít dead, lol, taking another break at the Shell station, on highway 101. 😎

...
09-20-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 193
Posted By stardognine

I dunno if they built a new track, or just...

I dunno if they built a new track, or just renamed the old one, but Sonoma is where Sears Point shows, on the map.

Iím at the old El Camino Real bell, taking a break, before trying out this...
09-20-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 193
Posted By stardognine

(Gilda Radner voice): ďWell-never-mind-then!Ē. 😁 ...

(Gilda Radner voice): ďWell-never-mind-then!Ē. 😁

Too late with your foolish warnings, Iím halfways to Sears Point now. 😎

These pics were from the Vallejo bridge, as I shall now call it. There...
09-20-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 193
Posted By stardognine

Sears Point question?

Iím on CA37 here, or looking at itís bridge rather. This turns into Sears Point Road (wasnít there a car track named that?), which eventually gets you to the North end of the Golden Gate Bridge. 😎
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09-19-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,069
Posted By stardognine

Cool cranks, and thatís got to be the coolest...

Cool cranks, and thatís got to be the coolest bike shop sticker weíve seen in awhile. 👍😁
09-19-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 306
Posted By stardognine

Not every day, lol, but yeah, I like to scream a...

Not every day, lol, but yeah, I like to scream a little, pretending Iím Sammy Hagar or Robert Plant. 😎😁😎

I got it from my mother, she sang a lot when I was a kid. Plus we had to sing at mandatory...
09-19-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 857
Posted By stardognine

The Bianchi Veloce I bought recently has signs of...

The Bianchi Veloce I bought recently has signs of trauma, but only as far as wrinkling the paint a bit, right by the lugs themselves. líve had that bike going pretty quickly down the foothills...
09-19-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 711
Posted By stardognine

Not I, said the blind man. 😁 I guess I bought my...

Not I, said the blind man. 😁 I guess I bought my Campagnolo (& Bianchi) right on time. 😉
09-19-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,433
Posted By stardognine

Yep, Iíll second that opinion, it gets better by...

Yep, Iíll second that opinion, it gets better by the ocean. 👍

I rode from Davis to Vacaville yesterday, and today Iíve made it to American Canyon so far, just North of Vallejo. Iím finally...
09-18-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By stardognine

Well, somehow, this was bound to get confusing, I...

Well, somehow, this was bound to get confusing, I guess. 🤔😁

Remember, this was a 1997 Veloce double, which is 111 symmetrical. It looks like this Record triple takes ( or should take) a 111...
09-18-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,433
Posted By stardognine

BTW, the AQI thingy for San Francisco was 29 when...

BTW, the AQI thingy for San Francisco was 29 when I checked it, right before posting here. 😎
09-18-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,433
Posted By stardognine

Ha, thatís about how I feel right now, but...

Ha, thatís about how I feel right now, but without the rain. 🤔🙄

Someone stole my bike & most of my belongings not that long ago, back in Sacramento, so I was forced to upgrade from a newer...
09-17-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,433
Posted By stardognine

Ha, I just went through there (Altamont), earlier...

Ha, I just went through there (Altamont), earlier this year, by bicycle. Iíve posted about a million pics in the touring forum, and quite a few of them are of those crazy wind turbines. I think I...
09-17-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By stardognine

Awesome, thanks for enlightening me. 👍 Iím...

Awesome, thanks for enlightening me. 👍

Iím kinda slow responding, because of some weirdness riding through Sacramento today. They like to work on several streets and/or roads at once, and...
09-17-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By stardognine

Yeah, I saw this on an 8-speed Shimano Claris...

Yeah, I saw this on an 8-speed Shimano Claris group recently. They come off with a good enough cable cutter, then you install your own. 🙄😁
09-17-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By stardognine

Are you saying this one is the same as Shimano...

Are you saying this one is the same as Shimano cranks, in that regard? Or that it uses a standard Camp. crank puller?

I really didnít know they switched stuff so much, just always heard you have...
09-17-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,433
Posted By stardognine

Welp, the sunís up, and so am I. Canít ask for...

Welp, the sunís up, and so am I. Canít ask for much more than that, huh? Except maybe a nice Italian roast coffee, and a bowl. 😎😁😎
...
09-16-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By stardognine

No need for that here. I just paid the bike shop...

No need for that here. I just paid the bike shop $15 to remove the old cranks, crossed my fingers, & installed the Records. While the spindle was nekkid, I removed some string that got picked up,...
09-16-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By stardognine

^^^ It was kinda like that, plus I read some more...

^^^ It was kinda like that, plus I read some more on the web before I got there, and saw where several folks used their old BB. So I did. 😁

The only issue now, is my front derailleur needs...
09-16-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By stardognine

Well, at least now I know I need to buy an...

Well, at least now I know I need to buy an asymmetric. Thanks for your help. 👍

Iím actually on my way to the bigger local bike shop, to see about getting it done, since I have no tools for this....
09-15-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By stardognine

Yeah, I was just reading about symetric and...

Yeah, I was just reading about symetric and asymetric BBs, for Campagnolo. Other than that, I thought I understood everything well enough. 🤔🙄😉

I think Iíll just wait till I can buy a BB that...
09-15-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By stardognine

Forgot to say, I got the big 53t chainring, along...

Forgot to say, I got the big 53t chainring, along with a 42 & 30. Watch out, slowpokes!!! 😁
09-15-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By stardognine

Well, that sneaky rascal seller upgraded me to a...

Well, that sneaky rascal seller upgraded me to a 10-speed Record triple, with some small cosmetic issues, for not much more money. 😎😁😎 I have no idea of itís value yet, but Iím aware itís a more...
09-15-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By stardognine

Iím probably fine then, thanks much. 👍 Heck, I...

Iím probably fine then, thanks much. 👍 Heck, I might just grab the correct crank puller, just so I can play with different chainrings, but for now, I can live with a 30t granny just fine. 😎
09-15-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,433
Posted By stardognine

Woohoo, the sun just came out a bit here! Itís a...

Woohoo, the sun just came out a bit here! Itís a quarter to noon, but what the heck, Iíll still take it. 👍
09-15-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By stardognine

Campagnolo crank question.

I know very little about Campagnolo, yet still find myself using 8-speed Veloce, on a Ď97 Bianchi Veloce (the Dedacciai one).

I can buy a Racing Triple pretty reasonably-priced, but trying to find...
09-15-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,433
Posted By stardognine

Thatís an interesting curse you have there! 😁 ...

Thatís an interesting curse you have there! 😁

Yeah, here in the Sacramento area, itís been ditto smoke in the air, and last night I got a strong sense of the woods burning somewhere around. 🤔 Itís...
09-15-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 961
Posted By stardognine

Exactly! 🙄😁😉 I just killed another AC a couple...

Exactly! 🙄😁😉 I just killed another AC a couple days ago. I found a well-made Bianchi-branded post on craigslist for $15, but itís not silver, lol, itís black, with a celeste pinstripe. 😎
09-15-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By stardognine

Iíll watch for pics too. 👍 Iím riding a Ď97...

Iíll watch for pics too. 👍 Iím riding a Ď97 Veloce, that someone bolted a Nitto rack to, lol. 😁 This one has 8-speed Veloce, I imagine yours has 9-speed (?).

Iím just interested in the evolution...
09-10-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By stardognine

I vaguely remember that show, (The Avengers?),...

I vaguely remember that show, (The Avengers?), but I was just a kid then, & still not really into girls. My older brother liked her, so she was OK, I guess. 🤔😉
09-10-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By stardognine

Well, itís not really that close on the color,...

Well, itís not really that close on the color, lol, but I just thought this Bontrager stem & bar were a great match for the Veloce bits. ...
09-09-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By stardognine

Too nice for yard art. 👍 Heck, just that...

Too nice for yard art. 👍 Heck, just that headlight alone is probably worth like 7 million dollars, or something. 🤔😁😉
09-09-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By stardognine

No problem, senor. 😎 Hey, look what I...

No problem, senor. 😎

Hey, look what I found!!! A quill to threadless adaptor. 👍 I almost jammed myself up by not finding one today, when I really needed it. It goes well with a certain stem &...
09-07-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By stardognine

Yeah, but I figure sheís just playiní hard to...

Yeah, but I figure sheís just playiní hard to get. She knows I love her, so sheís trying to assert her dominance, in the affair. In other words, sheís seeing if Iíll tolerate being hen-pecked. 🤔😁🙄
09-07-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By stardognine

I meant to look at that closer myself, but yep,...

I meant to look at that closer myself, but yep, some re-seller or seller. 🤔...
09-07-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By stardognine

BTW, I know a rack looks cheesy on a racing...

BTW, I know a rack looks cheesy on a racing frame, but itís a Nitto, so gets a free pass. 🤪😁
09-07-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By stardognine

The serial numberís on a sticker, not fully...

The serial numberís on a sticker, not fully readable, but kinda there. 🤔😉

Obviously, this oneís been well-used, but thatís cool, it was more affordable that way. I better not tell yaís what it...
09-07-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By stardognine

Aww geeze, another Bianchi thread!! 😁

I picked this up Friday, and thought I checked everything over well enough, but ended up dropping the chain into a holy mess. 😩 The seller told me it was his main commuter for 3 years, but apparently...
09-07-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By stardognine

This oneís still up for grabs, I think. I went...

This oneís still up for grabs, I think. I went with this one, fixiní to start a thread. 😁...
09-03-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By stardognine

Believe it or not, I might actually grab this. 🤔...

Believe it or not, I might actually grab this. 🤔 There are some other decent bikes here too, pretty often, and Iím also looking at another Italian bike here tomorrow night. 🤔

Decisions, decisions....
09-02-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,941
Posted By stardognine

That oughta simplify life, huh? No need to crash,...

That oughta simplify life, huh? No need to crash, just to get a cool-looking bike. 🤔😁😉
09-02-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By stardognine

Not planning any trips back to Sun City anytime...

Not planning any trips back to Sun City anytime soon, but thanks for asking. 😁 I probably do need to hit Bisbee yet, donít have any of that fine Bisbee turquoise. Yet. 😉

Have fun, and bring...
09-01-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By stardognine

Good stuff. 😁 Itís funny, Iím not much of a...

Good stuff. 😁 Itís funny, Iím not much of a sprinter at all, but Iím getting to be something of a hill climber, as I progress in the world of touring. 🤔😁
09-01-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,941
Posted By stardognine

Some cool stuff there, but Iím still not ready...

Some cool stuff there, but Iím still not ready for discs yet, myself. 😉 Iím riding a 2014 Bianchi Quattro now though, so it has some decent features. 👍
09-01-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 851
Views: 85,784
Posted By stardognine

Hey, I can vaguely remember the old ďput a tiger...

Hey, I can vaguely remember the old ďput a tiger in your tankĒ commercials, from the Ď60s. 😎👍😎

This dude crept up on me yesterday, as I was resting on a bench, on the bike path along the American...
08-30-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 314,095
Posted By stardognine

g Nice! 👍😎👍 I have a pair of M952 brifters...

g
Nice! 👍😎👍 I have a pair of M952 brifters buried in a pannier, as well as a M960 RD. 😎 Right now Iím liking M730 series XT. 👌
08-28-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By stardognine

This idea was already taken, by Cheech & Chong. 😁...

This idea was already taken, by Cheech & Chong. 😁 Still, you could get extra points for playing Van Halenís ďIce Cream ManĒ, yes? 🤔😎😁
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