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09-18-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,738
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Mid 70s Mirage; pretty close to a bottom rung...

Mid 70s Mirage; pretty close to a bottom rung bike. Mine is rustier than yours, but an oxalic bath would go a long way to making it presentable again:

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09-18-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'll take a crack; PM sent.

I'll take a crack; PM sent.
09-18-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

EXCEPT when he's riding sweep, to make sure the...

EXCEPT when he's riding sweep, to make sure the frail, broken bodies of us mere mortals don't die alone and forgotten out there somewhere on the blistering, dusty prairie. ;)

(Yes, I'm in that...
09-18-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,738
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

If, for some reason, you want that exact frame in...

If, for some reason, you want that exact frame in that exact color in a slightly larger size, I've got one you can have for free. PM me.

That is really a unique colorway, and I have no idea what...
09-18-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 635
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Find a nicely preserved '95 Nissan Skyline GTR...

Find a nicely preserved '95 Nissan Skyline GTR and bring it back home to me. Pretty please?
09-18-20, 01:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 365
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I concur; the frame is likely too small for you. ...

I concur; the frame is likely too small for you. :(

Great bike, though.
09-18-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7,804
Views: 2,299,577
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Or you could just swim it; it's only 18 - 20...

Or you could just swim it; it's only 18 - 20 miles across the Straight of Juan de Fuca. You ride bikes the same size as mine, so don't worry about bringing your own hardware. If you survive the...
09-17-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Full-on tourer, unicrown fork suggests to me it's...

Full-on tourer, unicrown fork suggests to me it's l990s or late 80s. That serial number and the lug angle posted on the seat cluster is going to be a big hint to somebody. But not me.
09-16-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,322
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Very delayed answer, but the shifter that comes...

Very delayed answer, but the shifter that comes with the Alfine 8 hub is sized for the typical narrower diameter of a flat bar setup; won't work on most drop bars or other types with a bend involved....
09-16-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7,804
Views: 2,299,577
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I remember riding that thing that last time you...

I remember riding that thing that last time you came up to Port Angeles. I don't remember the configuration; just raising the seat post an inch and a half and zipping around town for a hour, you and...
09-16-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 487
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'd wax it and build it.

I'd wax it and build it.
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

That seems a bit high for me; for how...

That seems a bit high for me; for how used-looking it is. But then again, I'm not in the market for an older group like that. (Insert shruggie emoticon)
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Ask a hundred; take 50. Not much market for cute...

Ask a hundred; take 50. Not much market for cute li'l vintage bikes like that. But Squeee, it's totes adorbs :)
09-15-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 965
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I had the great good fortune to spend my youthful...

I had the great good fortune to spend my youthful summers on a lake with first an old rowboat that my dad converted to a little sailboat (daggerboards fitted with plumbing parts), then an El Toro...
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

You're in luck, there is a subform here for the...

You're in luck, there is a subform here for the very task you're asking: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/

A moderator will likely move your topic to that...
09-14-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Another location, about 100 ft left of there. ...

Another location, about 100 ft left of there.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4307/36011285796_1ed33daecf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WScfDS)...
09-14-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

https://live.staticflickr.com/4467/37136206454_aaf...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4467/37136206454_aaf8e63dc9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YzALnC)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49152747256_6151a17e15_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hTsFiA)
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09-13-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 876
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

All the boys in the 60s and 70s were in love with...

All the boys in the 60s and 70s were in love with Emma Peel. And the 80s, if you were listening to the radio in Seattle back then:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kskwZW9iQNM
09-13-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,124
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

1986 Univega Nuovo Sport. Dead, solid, minty...

1986 Univega Nuovo Sport. Dead, solid, minty perfect. I rode it about 150 miles over the six years I owned it and sold it this spring wearing the original 34-year-old tires still on it, in rideable...
09-13-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

It's definitely time. Sign me up.

It's definitely time. Sign me up.
09-13-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,738
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I rode out to the mailbox and back (0.7 miles...

I rode out to the mailbox and back (0.7 miles round trip); wife chastised me for it :(

This is the first day it's been real bad here in the extreme NW corner of CONUS. Finally caught up to us.
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09-12-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Maybe it's just the camera angle, but the fork...

Maybe it's just the camera angle, but the fork looks like it could be bent. :( If so, it most likely can be straightened, because it's steel.

I would also recommend going for a more conventional...
09-12-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 519
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

And I always get conflicting directions on my way...

And I always get conflicting directions on my way from C-Record St to Croce d'Aune.
09-12-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Crazy cool.

Crazy cool.
09-12-20, 09:09 PM
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Views: 202,644
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

The proportions on that thing just look so...

The proportions on that thing just look so perfect. Bravo to both you and gugie.



Man, that is a long pull for those straddle cables. And I'm sure you told us all about it already, but that is...
09-10-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 520
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'm going to have to agree. My '81 Miyatas...

I'm going to have to agree. My '81 Miyatas didn't make the cut, when compared to my '88 Voyageur and '90 C-dale ST600. They just didn't stack up :(

The Miyatas were good bikes; the ones I kept...
09-09-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Exactly; as a sadist who insists on brutalizing...

Exactly; as a sadist who insists on brutalizing all my RDs to their extreme limits, I feel trial and error is the surest way to calculate your chain wrap. It's especially fun on bikes with really...
09-09-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,696
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Hah! Response to a two year old comment. I...

Hah! Response to a two year old comment. I should have couched my sneering smear in more specifics terms. I meant that Triomphe group is just pain boring looking and ugly, especially in regards to...
09-07-20, 01:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 783
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

1972 Lambert Grand Prix (which I've owned since...

1972 Lambert Grand Prix (which I've owned since ~1982):

https://live.staticflickr.com/4403/36396900641_fa6666a763_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XsgCvF)
...
09-05-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 882
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'm in on both these. Good stuff. Although I'm...

I'm in on both these. Good stuff. Although I'm just as happy on an old hard plastic saddle of the kind that mimics the firmness of a Brooks Professional. I have only found one that does this to my...
09-05-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Your friends play rough ;)

Your friends play rough ;)
09-05-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

"If you have the means, I highly recommend...

"If you have the means, I highly recommend them." :lol:
09-04-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Cool stag porn

Cool stag porn
09-04-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,058
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Best reason to buy a used Brooks? Thicker...

Best reason to buy a used Brooks? Thicker leather, provided it's a vintage used Brooks. Something 30 years old that's not yet deeply conforming to someone else's sit bones - that is pure gold.
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09-04-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,107
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'm another 6400 series TriColor 8-speed guy....

I'm another 6400 series TriColor 8-speed guy. Dead solid reliable and no muss, no fuss. Coincidentally, so far, that's also the most modern group I've worked with. Perhaps the the 9-speed Ultegra...
09-01-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 926
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Yeah, I'd buy that , too. Unless I already had a...

Yeah, I'd buy that , too. Unless I already had a big PX 10, which I don't . :thumb:
09-01-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 908
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

^This^ It's the rings that are BioPace, not...

^This^

It's the rings that are BioPace, not the cranks. Use the rings, swap them out for round ones; doesn't matter. The cranks can stay. I have two late 80s Schwinns with BioPace rings. I forget...
09-01-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,190
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Oh, in that case it's just another fun Saturday...

Oh, in that case it's just another fun Saturday afternoon. If you're around for the before and after, then post some pics. :)
09-01-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,190
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

And hang that thing on a wall somewhere :(

And hang that thing on a wall somewhere :(
09-01-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,868
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Looks like pretty much all racing RDs are...

Looks like pretty much all racing RDs are long-cage these days. I can get behind that. :thumb:
08-31-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

That's either a really spendy freewheel, or...

That's either a really spendy freewheel, or you're drinking a lot less beer than I am :lol:

/kidding
08-31-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,178
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Any old* bike will do. ...

Any old* bike will do.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48845423107_ae0339fa93_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hqiyxn)

* That is, old enough to have some big tire clearance. Early 70s Nishiki...
08-30-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,721
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

The worst bikes I have ever ridden were all made...

The worst bikes I have ever ridden were all made of steel.

Also the best bikes I have ever ridden.
08-30-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I was given two (1980ish?) Ross Super Grand Tour...

I was given two (1980ish?) Ross Super Grand Tour Professionals with the full Arabesque adornments. It was lipstick on a (two) pigs. The Ross Super Grand Tour Professionals were the heaviest feeling,...
08-30-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Yeah, if you move the dent at all, you'll screw...

Yeah, if you move the dent at all, you'll screw up the paint, no matter how much lube you use, and the dent will just be less, not completely gone. Putty and repaint will be needed to completely...
08-29-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 755
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Not too bad; doing some handyman work for a...

Not too bad; doing some handyman work for a little cash, getting lots of stuff done around the house (15 years of maintenance and remodel projects that were too big to take on while working 56 hours...
08-29-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Yeah, after your wife leaves you; send me a PM. ...

Yeah, after your wife leaves you; send me a PM. I like pushing the envelope, too. Although I think the stoker position at 52cmm is still a bit big for the short and squatty Mrs Caveman :(

Best...
08-29-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

OoooH. For a mixte, that thing is teh HAWT...

OoooH. For a mixte, that thing is teh HAWT SEXXX. After you tidy up the cables and get matching tires, that is.
08-29-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 755
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Oh, man. You bought a bunch of upside down...

Oh, man. You bought a bunch of upside down stuff. :(

Look, I'm your friend, so I'll take it off your hands and we'll never mention this to anyone.
08-29-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 690
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

If it was meant to be soft, they would have made...

If it was meant to be soft, they would have made it that way.

Grasshopper.
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