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09-27-20, 01:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,272
Posted By Andy_K

My favorite in my 1970-something Stella SX-76 ...

My favorite in my 1970-something Stella SX-76

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It's not my best riding bike, but I love it for a whole...
09-27-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 87,252
Posted By Andy_K

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09-26-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,682
Posted By Andy_K

I took my Clunker for a ride today. ...

I took my Clunker for a ride today.

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Then I rode the bike. ;-) This was my second ride. I rode the...
09-26-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,682
Posted By Andy_K

That's a good looking bike! What's it doing in...

That's a good looking bike! What's it doing in this competition? :lol:
09-24-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 938
Posted By Andy_K

I think it's more of a supply-and-demand kind of...

I think it's more of a supply-and-demand kind of curve. Whenever sales go down, the number of cogs goes up.
09-23-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By Andy_K

Thanks for the tip on the bar alignment. I'll...

Thanks for the tip on the bar alignment. I'll give it a try.

I've got the Fizik tape on a couple of other bikes. I just didn't have any on hand for this one and wasn't ready to invest more money...
09-23-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By Andy_K

They've been out of stock for months. I ended up...

They've been out of stock for months. I ended up buying some Campy repros from Italy on eBay.

In case anyone is curious, here is what I ended up with for these bikes:
...
09-21-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,020
Posted By Andy_K

Did Performance ever offer more than one level of...

Did Performance ever offer more than one level of bikes? By the time I started shopping for new bikes (around 2007) they were selling bikes under the Scattante brand. As I recall, they were targeting...
09-21-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,020
Posted By Andy_K

I bought this on a whim earlier this year: ...

I bought this on a whim earlier this year:

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1985 Performance Superbe -- Tange No. 1 tubing, full...
09-21-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,298
Posted By Andy_K

Itís rattle can. This was my first attempt and I...

Itís rattle can. This was my first attempt and I made some mistakes. It doesnít look quite as good up close, and Iíve already had some chipping issues, but overall Iím pleased.
09-20-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,682
Posted By Andy_K

Probably both, but definitely the former. ...

Probably both, but definitely the former.

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I've only got one bike with a fork that isn't bent.
...
09-20-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,682
Posted By Andy_K

You're definitely right about the kickstand. I've...

You're definitely right about the kickstand. I've still got the one that came with this bike and have been meaning to put it back on.

The egg beaters are there because they came from the Box O'...
09-19-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,104
Posted By Andy_K

Speaking of the laterne rouge, I feel like Caleb...

Speaking of the laterne rouge, I feel like Caleb Ewan set a new standard this year. He didn't finish last, but the two people behind him were teammates who were there because they had to drag him to...
09-19-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,104
Posted By Andy_K

Finally! Good riding weather! ...

Finally! Good riding weather!

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Just in time to get one in before our six months of rain.
09-19-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,682
Posted By Andy_K

After two weeks of not even being able to step...

After two weeks of not even being able to step onto the porch without my eyes burning from the smoke, we got a good rain yesterday and like a miracle the air is fresh enough to enjoy being outside...
09-19-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,553
Posted By Andy_K

I think it's mostly this. It can be a stubborn...

I think it's mostly this. It can be a stubborn illusion. Sometimes one fork blade is poking out behind the other because of the angle and blends together to look like a single blade that seems...
09-19-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,104
Posted By Andy_K

It's a little known fact that only five or six...

It's a little known fact that only five or six people are rioting. The rest of us are still doing more traditional Portland things like being passive-aggressive about other people's ethical choices,...
09-18-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,298
Posted By Andy_K

Recently painted for the Clunker 100 Challenge --...

Recently painted for the Clunker 100 Challenge -- 1973 Nishiki Olympic with Box O' Crap parts. I'm calling it the Pile O' Jaune.

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09-18-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,104
Posted By Andy_K

AirNow.gov says 126 in Beaverton right now. Too...

AirNow.gov says 126 in Beaverton right now. Too bad I'm supposed to be working. Looks like a rain-or-shine ride tomorrow (need to try out my Clunker 100 bike!) and maybe a longer outing on Sunday.
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09-18-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, as I recall just after the lunch stop that...

Yeah, as I recall just after the lunch stop that day I was struggling in the wind and Matt dropped back to pull me back into the peloton before rejoining the breakaway. You're quite right. It takes...
09-18-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By Andy_K

So, you still think scozim was trying to kill us?

So, you still think scozim was trying to kill us?
09-18-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By Andy_K

Agreed. The organizers should come up with an...

Agreed. The organizers should come up with an excuse to dock Sagan 50 points in the green jersey competition early in the second week every year. That definitely added some spice. I like the...
09-18-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By Andy_K

All the wheel changes I've seen with...

All the wheel changes I've seen with disc-equipped bikes have been slow. This must be a matter of the sponsors pushing the disc brakes, because I can't imagine the disc brakes offering enough of an...
09-18-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By Andy_K

Looks like the rider in the Calvert and Crossland...

Looks like the rider in the Calvert and Crossland jersey is falling off the back. Let's hope he's able to make it to the finish within the elimination time.
09-17-20, 01:48 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,104
Posted By Andy_K

I was thinking 150 might get me out for a quick...

I was thinking 150 might get me out for a quick ride. I don't know what happened today. We started out below 200 but now it's back to 324. I'm pretty sure the air quality is over 200 inside my house...
09-17-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7,816
Views: 2,303,649
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah. Here's a pic of you giving Random Tandem...

Yeah. Here's a pic of you giving Random Tandem directions to get back home.

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It had 8-speed Syncro 2...
09-16-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 928
Posted By Andy_K

Right? My first thought was that it's perfectly...

Right? My first thought was that it's perfectly fine if somebody wants to put twist shifters and a kick stand on their own Eddy Merckx bike -- build it the way you want to ride it, no judgment from...
09-16-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,104
Posted By Andy_K

AQI dropped below 200 here last night, so I ran...

AQI dropped below 200 here last night, so I ran outside to see what it was like. It was still noticeably worse than inside, which was itself unpleasant.

I'm really hoping to get out for a ride...
09-16-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By Andy_K

If your LBS has a mechanic that knows vintage...

If your LBS has a mechanic that knows vintage bikes, I'm sure they can help you through this. I don't think an asymmetric bottom bracket is absolutely required. If you can find the proper dimensions...
09-15-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By Andy_K

You may find that makes your crankset much more...

You may find that makes your crankset much more expensive. The crankset looks like about 2004 and the catalog shows an asymmetric cartridge bottom bracket.
09-15-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7,816
Views: 2,303,649
Posted By Andy_K

No bike is a climbing bike with me riding it. :p ...

No bike is a climbing bike with me riding it. :p

It does OK. I've got a 32T small ring on it now. I'll probably replace it with a 30T.
09-15-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By Andy_K

I've got Racing Triples on most of my bikes. I...

I've got Racing Triples on most of my bikes. I always swap in a Shimano UN55 cartridge bottom bracket. I'm not terribly picky about chainline on triples, so I've kind of winged it on length. I've got...
09-15-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7,816
Views: 2,303,649
Posted By Andy_K

This bike has been evolving recently. I had it...

This bike has been evolving recently. I had it built with indexed downtube shifters, but I wasn't really happy with it. After much hand-wringing I finally gave in and replaced the white Serotta...
09-15-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 554
Posted By Andy_K

It's really a rebranded Serotta street... ...

It's really a rebranded Serotta street...

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09-14-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 978
Posted By Andy_K

I usually go with Campagnolo 2-bolt. They seem to...

I usually go with Campagnolo 2-bolt. They seem to come up pretty often. If you're willing to use a modern post it should be easy to find something new under $100, even close to $20 if you aren't...
09-13-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 554
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah. Itís not good.

Yeah. Itís not good.
09-13-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,104
Posted By Andy_K

I had to go to the market today. I drove. Usually...

I had to go to the market today. I drove. Usually I don't put on mask until I get there and am about to go in. Today, I put it on as soon as I left the house. It probably didn't help a lot with the...
09-12-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 554
Posted By Andy_K

I remember being able to go outside. Man, that...

I remember being able to go outside. Man, that was great.
09-10-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,430
Posted By Andy_K

I've got M18 racks on two bikes, one of which is...

I've got M18 racks on two bikes, one of which is the rack I bought from Dfrost as previously mentioned.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50325256948_09da3e8359_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jF56zW)...
09-07-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,682
Posted By Andy_K

When you're in yellow you get extra respect. ;)

When you're in yellow you get extra respect. ;)
09-07-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,682
Posted By Andy_K

One more I forgot to upload... ...

One more I forgot to upload...

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Look at the dropouts on this entry-level boom bike! I had to put a...
09-07-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,682
Posted By Andy_K

Details... ...

Details...

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I swear this stem had a mirror finish Saturday night. The shifters are actually kind of...
09-07-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,682
Posted By Andy_K

The Nishiki is finished. Here's my final budget. ...

The Nishiki is finished. Here's my final budget.

Original purchase, 1973 Nishiki Olympic rust bucket -- $25
Two cans of Dupli-Color Yellow Chrome paint that's been in my garage for 10 years --...
09-06-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,682
Posted By Andy_K

Like Unca_Sam I spent yesterday polishing some...

Like Unca_Sam I spent yesterday polishing some parts you might have thought no one would ever polish. Years ago when I created the Flickr album for this bike, I gave it the description, "An exercise...
09-05-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,682
Posted By Andy_K

You need to go back and plant some small trees in...

You need to go back and plant some small trees in front of the house.
09-04-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 618
Posted By Andy_K

That would reduce the mechanical advantage of the...

That would reduce the mechanical advantage of the brakes, but maybe enough to let you use them with short pull levers?
09-04-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 658
Posted By Andy_K

Iím hoping to make progress with the build this...

Iím hoping to make progress with the build this weekend. Iíll be posting more pics in the Clunker 100 Challenge thread as I make progress, or you can find lots more, including intermediate pics from...
09-04-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By Andy_K

This is what I meant about the bar tape color...

This is what I meant about the bar tape color having "friends". I went with red on my Grand Jubilť to match the head tube and seat tube bands....
09-04-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 618
Posted By Andy_K

I think you're better off sticking with 26"...

I think you're better off sticking with 26" wheels. People switch from 700c to 650B to get more tire clearance. Going from 26" to 650B will have the opposite effect. That said, if you really want to...
09-04-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,682
Posted By Andy_K

I've been letting the paint cure on the Nishiki...

I've been letting the paint cure on the Nishiki all week. With temperatures in the 90's today, I put it in the back of the car for a bit of extra baking. Alas, it didn't quite get to 100 inside the...
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