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10-21-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,693
Posted By gaucho777

Here is my early 70s Cilo with 32mm tubulars....

Here is my early 70s Cilo with 32mm tubulars. This bike wears a lot of different hats (commuter, Eroica bike, gravel bike, grocery-getter, etc.)
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10-20-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 729
Posted By gaucho777

Nice. I was tempted by this frame when it was...

Nice. I was tempted by this frame when it was offered in the sales forum. (Spoiler: The Yoshi Konno thin lug points are exquisite.)
09-24-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By gaucho777

"The reports of my death are greatly...

"The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." - M. Twain
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Sweet Davidson. If it weren't too tall for me, I'd be searching couch cushions for $800 in change. Good luck with sale.
09-18-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,009
Posted By gaucho777

Looks like a good run. Hard to make ends meet on...

Looks like a good run. Hard to make ends meet on used bikes. Good luck with the new job.
09-18-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,419
Posted By gaucho777

Robbie, no hard feelings, okay? I know I was...

Robbie, no hard feelings, okay? I know I was replying to you directly, but I meant my last comment in a general sense. People I don't like say true things, too, like Rumsfeld on "known knowns." You...
09-18-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,419
Posted By gaucho777

Don’t blame PBK, blame Trump. MI is a swing state...

Don’t blame PBK, blame Trump. MI is a swing state so you can expect more delays than elsewhere. I know this is supposed to be an apolitical forum, but you are disparaging a vendor due to political...
09-09-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By gaucho777

It also occurs to me that many of us have taken...

It also occurs to me that many of us have taken photos from the same spot as other forum members. Bonus points if you can tag and show your bike in the same spot as another member's bike. Here is ...
09-09-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By gaucho777

Same place, different bike

Last month, I was on vacation in Monterey. On one of my rides, I stopped and took a photo of my De Rosa by the beach.
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09-07-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19,748
Views: 3,235,837
Posted By gaucho777

Mad Honk Thanks. Already reported.

Mad Honk Thanks. Already reported.
09-03-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16,229
Views: 1,688,721
Posted By gaucho777

Great photos everyone. I haven't been riding much...

Great photos everyone. I haven't been riding much lately due to work overload and smokey air. Consequently, I haven't checked this thread much recently. Been missing out on some inspiring photos.
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08-27-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,169
Posted By gaucho777

Riding in the SF Bay Area, we rarely get extreme...

Riding in the SF Bay Area, we rarely get extreme temperature/weather. I don’t envy those who live in icy climates and have to put away their bikes over the winter.

We do have smoke. Lots of smoke.
08-26-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 49,516
Posted By gaucho777

ascherer I'm a a fan of the Fee Bros. Aztec...

ascherer I'm a a fan of the Fee Bros. Aztec Chocolate bitters, too. You may have noticed I've got bottle tucked in the back in the photo above. Good compliment to a Grand Manhattan.

I like to make...
08-23-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By gaucho777

Thanks for sharing your Fuji. That bike has the...

Thanks for sharing your Fuji. That bike has the look of a complete package, and I dig the graphics for their period vibe. Nice sparkle to the blue paint, too.

A couple friendly suggestions. Might...
08-21-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,674
Posted By gaucho777

Suntour barcons. Too much cables. Never had...

Suntour barcons.

Too much cables. Never had the right feel. I don't mind reaching down.
08-21-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,038
Posted By gaucho777

francophile It's a 22.2 quill, not that wacky...

francophile It's a 22.2 quill, not that wacky French nonsense. ;)

(I love that wacky French nonsense, too.)
07-30-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3,668
Views: 325,164
Posted By gaucho777

scarlson Yes, she is a lucky girl, even if she...

scarlson Yes, she is a lucky girl, even if she doesn't realize how lucky. ;) It's not a Schwinn, though still as-of-yet unidentified builder. It's full 531 double-butted frame & fork, Campagnolo...
07-29-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 960
Posted By gaucho777

Glad the OP seems to have fixed the skating chain...

Glad the OP seems to have fixed the skating chain issues.

In addition to what's already been said before, I'll offer another potential cause I've experienced for the sake of future...
07-28-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By gaucho777

Cotter pins are not always interchangeable. ...

Cotter pins are not always interchangeable.

Quoting the esteemed Sheldon Brown: "Replacement cotters that fit well are not always easy to find. There is very limited interchangeability. The...
07-28-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 886
Posted By gaucho777

The closest bikes in this picture are packed...

The closest bikes in this picture are packed fairly tight by staggering them high & low. The upper bikes are hung from ceiling hooks in 16" studs, which is ~40cm, or the width of handlebars (I ride...
06-30-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3,668
Views: 325,164
Posted By gaucho777

SJX426 Thanks. It's an automotive paint. San...

SJX426 Thanks. It's an automotive paint. San Leandro Color (http://www.sanleandrocolor.com/), where I bought the paint, specializes in paint for car restorations and refinishes. I went with my...
06-30-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3,668
Views: 325,164
Posted By gaucho777

I painted a still-unidentified sport (mixte...

I painted a still-unidentified sport (mixte variant) frame for my daughter a few weeks ago. I'm slowing cleaning & polishing the parts for it while the paint cures. Hoping to have it completed in the...
06-30-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,427
Posted By gaucho777

Here are a few of my more colorful bikes, a Look...

Here are a few of my more colorful bikes, a Look and a pair of "matching" Parpre team bikes.

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06-30-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 171,463
Posted By gaucho777

squirtdad, looking good. I've got a set of the...

squirtdad, looking good. I've got a set of the corsa g tubulars on my De Rosa. After ~6 months, I'm finding that they give a great ride, and are fairly resistant to flats. However, I keep picking up...
06-30-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16,229
Views: 1,688,721
Posted By gaucho777

It's been a while since I last posted. Yesterday...

It's been a while since I last posted. Yesterday was my 47th birthday, so I went for a 47-mile ride, which included nearly 4,000' of climbing. I haven't been riding too much and felt pretty wiped out...
06-01-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By gaucho777

4cm too big you say? ...

4cm too big you say?

https://www.hss.edu/conditions_limb-lengthening-overview.asp
06-01-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,457
Posted By gaucho777

Beautiful bike. Glad it found good new home.

Beautiful bike. Glad it found good new home.
05-27-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,904
Posted By gaucho777

SurferRosa Well, it’s never going to be 100%....

SurferRosa Well, it’s never going to be 100%. This happened 3 years ago last month. Cycling much easier than extended running and jumping. I’d say I’m 100% back to 90%, which is okay.
05-26-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,904
Posted By gaucho777

I was transporting my daughter's bike to her...

I was transporting my daughter's bike to her school, holding it by the stem while I rode my vintage Cilo. I went around a double-parked car, the bikes drifted apart, and instead of dropping her bike,...
05-11-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6,621
Views: 598,398
Posted By gaucho777

Super Record RD thanks to billytwosheds :) ...

Super Record RD thanks to billytwosheds :)

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05-06-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,069
Posted By gaucho777

This LOOK is the first bike I painted. In fact,...

This LOOK is the first bike I painted. In fact, the process of painting it led me to this forum over a decade ago. Over that time, it's seen more mileage than any other bike I own. It's not perfect,...
05-06-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,331
Posted By gaucho777

That is a lot of cage wear. Some people just...

That is a lot of cage wear. Some people just don't bother to trim!
05-04-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6,621
Views: 598,398
Posted By gaucho777

A big ol' 30t Regina freewheel cog. ...

A big ol' 30t Regina freewheel cog.

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04-29-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16,229
Views: 1,688,721
Posted By gaucho777

I dusted off my Parkpre and went for a leisurely...

I dusted off my Parkpre and went for a leisurely ride along the bay trail. This was one of my race bikes as a teenager, and I've been neglecting it for no good reason. It's been almost a year since I...
04-29-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By gaucho777

+1 to gugie. if this is a frame you like and...

+1 to gugie. if this is a frame you like and consider a keeper, I'd opt for option b--sand area down to bare metal and repaint with touch up paint. As a heavy sweater and steel rider, I'm consigned...
04-28-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16,229
Views: 1,688,721
Posted By gaucho777

^Beautiful sky & bike.

^Beautiful sky & bike.
04-28-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16,229
Views: 1,688,721
Posted By gaucho777

I took my De Rosa out for a short hilly ride...

I took my De Rosa out for a short hilly ride above the Claremont Hotel in the Berkeley hills.

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I usually climb up Tunnel Road,...
04-28-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6,621
Views: 598,398
Posted By gaucho777

merziac Thanks for the tip. I have a secret sauce...

merziac Thanks for the tip. I have a secret sauce which I like to use called Quick-Glo. It sounds similar to what you're recommending. I saw Quick-Glo on one of Jay Leno's car restoration shows and...
04-28-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6,621
Views: 598,398
Posted By gaucho777

John, Thanks again for the calipers. I had a...

John, Thanks again for the calipers. I had a chance to soak the steel bits in oxalic acid, cleaned them up a bit, took a file to the pad surfaces, and mounted them on my Cilo. This bike gets a lot of...
04-28-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By gaucho777

Nicely done. Good teamwork jeirvine ! :thumb:

Nicely done. Good teamwork jeirvine ! :thumb:
04-28-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,281
Posted By gaucho777

Whoever buys this bike is going to be a happy...

Whoever buys this bike is going to be a happy customer. After coveting Merlins for years, I finally found myself a 1990 Merlin a few years ago. It's lived up to my expectations. Fwiw, I also...
04-25-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 151,682
Posted By gaucho777

I spotted this beauty parked on a roof while I...

I spotted this beauty parked on a roof while I was out on a walk.

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04-24-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,304
Posted By gaucho777

I don't know a lot about this brand, but this...

I don't know a lot about this brand, but this looks like a great deal for a loaded, fully-equipped, touring bike with panniers, lights, and extras.
...
04-21-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16,229
Views: 1,688,721
Posted By gaucho777

Nice pictures curbtender. It was a good day to be...

Nice pictures curbtender. It was a good day to be out.

I was only able to get out for a short 12-mile out & back sprint to the top of the The Arlington.
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04-21-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,304
Posted By gaucho777

Sweet Chris Kvale frameset. His new custom frames...

Sweet Chris Kvale frameset. His new custom frames start at $3,400+, so this is a bargain if its your size.
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04-21-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6,621
Views: 598,398
Posted By gaucho777

^+1, keep the original badge!

^+1, keep the original badge!
04-21-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,739
Posted By gaucho777

I really am taking this whole thing seriously. I...

I really am taking this whole thing seriously. I wear a mask and gloves when I go out, and go out as little as possible.

That said, the other day, I sold a bike for the first time in years. It...
04-20-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 217,730
Posted By gaucho777

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49799852821_24...

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04-17-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 833
Posted By gaucho777

Another method is to de-tension the spokes on the...

Another method is to de-tension the spokes on the original wheel, fix the new rim to the old rim (masking tape, zip tie) side to side, and then transfer one spoke over at a time to the new rim. Edit:...
04-17-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6,621
Views: 598,398
Posted By gaucho777

French cups. ...

French cups.

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04-15-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,331
Posted By gaucho777

juvela Such great info! Glad to have you here...

juvela Such great info! Glad to have you here passing on your knowledge. :beer:
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