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12-05-19, 01:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 756
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Hm. I've had problems with naval jelly and...

Hm. I've had problems with naval jelly and paint, so I wouldn't recommend that route myself. Oxalic acid, OTOH, has never wounded any paint (or decals) I've dipped in it.
12-04-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 756
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

There's too much cool stuff going on there to...

There's too much cool stuff going on there to just erase it all. Clean it up and preserve what's left. If you haven't already, do some research on what us C&V nerds refer to as 'patina.' Also (if...
12-03-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 534
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

That is awesomeness, in it's originality and...

That is awesomeness, in it's originality and obvious utility, at least. 13-32 cogset, clearly not intended for a road racing bike, so weight doesn't matter as much. You'd think all the component...
12-03-19, 01:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

First time I visited the co-op closest to me, I...

First time I visited the co-op closest to me, I scored this old raggedy-ass lower-mid-grade Canadian market Apollo:

https://live.staticflickr.com/7889/46151110975_d9f85ab0fc_b.jpg...
12-03-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Be that as it may, the shifting effort was...

Be that as it may, the shifting effort was already higher than any other shifters I've had, so, bollocks on that idea. My hands are tremendously strong but they shouldn't have to be, just actuate a...
12-02-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

My experience with Synchro was that the indexing...

My experience with Synchro was that the indexing was quite vague. Those detents were more of a shrugging suggestion than a precise click. Combining that with a rather heavy lever action made me not...
12-02-19, 01:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,040
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

^THIS^ Unless it's a terrible, flaky paint...

^THIS^

Unless it's a terrible, flaky paint job that can't give you a solid base, consider it an underprimer for your primer. Smooth out the rough spots, clean and scuff it so new paint will stick,...
11-30-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I haven't heard that before, and am unsure what...

I haven't heard that before, and am unsure what you mean. The RD has a hard time shifting that far? Shifters have a hard time pulling that much cable? Or what? Fill me in, before I order my first...
11-30-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 508
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

If it is, I have a Phill BB tool you can borrow...

If it is, I have a Phill BB tool you can borrow if you like jjhabbs They aren't terribly expensive, though. I think i got mine for $18 at Rivendell.

ETA: $19.48 shipped, currently on the big...
11-30-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Any double or triple that has a 110bcd will do ya...

Any double or triple that has a 110bcd will do ya for a 36T ring; there's quite a few out there. Sugino, Sakae, SR, Deore, etc. Not sure on the thumb shifter "going to 10" but I'd be willing to try...
11-30-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 665
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Probably will get up to 35 at my place, my dark...

Probably will get up to 35 at my place, my dark little hollow in the big woods. It's the time of year where only a small patch of my yard gets any sunlight, surrounded by tall trees as I am.
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11-28-19, 01:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

V cool BB shell. Never seen one like that before...

V cool BB shell. Never seen one like that before :thumb:
11-27-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Aw, geez. The small bones are the best part! ...

Aw, geez. The small bones are the best part! :lol: JK

The Catholic church I was raised in hosts a huge Thanksgiving community dinner, basically intended for the less fortunate among us. Even...
11-27-19, 01:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 845
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Huzzah! (antiquainted interjection seems...

Huzzah! (antiquainted interjection seems appropriate here)

Now there's only one more quirk that irks (me, at least). When I click on the notification to see where folks have quoted me, it takes me...
11-27-19, 01:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,436
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Dang, that is one slack puppy - right up my...

Dang, that is one slack puppy - right up my alley. and my size/ But I promised myself I'd be approximately n-5 before I picked up another project. No room a the inn! :(
11-26-19, 02:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 832
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Nuke it from orbit; it's the only way to be sure.

Nuke it from orbit; it's the only way to be sure.
11-26-19, 02:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,648
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

You can't pin that monstrosity on me - the bike...

You can't pin that monstrosity on me - the bike is shown as found. The parts have since been redistributed for more conventional builds. It did work Ok for me while I rode it, frame was too small,...
11-23-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 834
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Yes, depending on terrain, those five (six?)...

Yes, depending on terrain, those five (six?) extra gears on the Erma could really come in handy.
11-23-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 798
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Did they give him a number and take away his...

Did they give him a number and take away his name?

Imma remember that slide hammer trick, if I ever run into a stuck seatpost. :thumb:
11-23-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,648
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'm glad I found this thread. Help! Can...

I'm glad I found this thread.

Help! Can someone please let me know where I can find a chain of proper directionality for this bike? I don't have a problem with the chain skipping, but no matter...
11-23-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 69,885
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

So shall we now refer to the BOC as "Lot 49?" ...

So shall we now refer to the BOC as "Lot 49?" It does have a tinge of mystery about it, doesn't it?
11-23-19, 02:27 AM
Replies: 14,465
Views: 1,358,342
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Sunny and low 40's here; a break from the rain...

Sunny and low 40's here; a break from the rain and high forties, so a general improvement. Blue Mountain Road, west of town, I got in about 20 miles and lots of climbing.

Historic registry Blue...
11-22-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

That's a heckuva bike for 9 pounds seven and six!...

That's a heckuva bike for 9 pounds seven and six! Guess that was a lot of money back then.
11-22-19, 01:40 AM
11-22-19, 01:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

"Pither! What a stroke of luck!"

"Pither! What a stroke of luck!"
11-18-19, 01:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 639
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

How about Techniums? I mean they are named...

How about Techniums? I mean they are named "Raleigh," but being made in Seattle, they are clearly not Raleighs...
11-17-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Univegas! Definitely the cleanest and...

Univegas!

Definitely the cleanest and probably the prettiest bike I've ever owned, 1986 Univega Sport Tour:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4738/39201476141_58168def4d_b.jpg...
11-17-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,169
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

https://live.staticflickr.com/4257/34893336893_d43...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4257/34893336893_d43bc912e4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VaptoM)

My 1990ish Redline dumpster darling that eventually 'won' the Clunker Challenge a few years back.
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11-16-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 692,391
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Very cool. I spotted a purple one one up on the...

Very cool. I spotted a purple one one up on the local craigslist, (my size, $100, beautiful condition!) I need another touring bike like I need a bleeding headwound, so thank goodness it was claimed...
11-16-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 692,391
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Needs mostly a pair of drop bars.

Needs mostly a pair of drop bars.
11-16-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,323
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I find it hard to believe that contact cement and...

I find it hard to believe that contact cement and tire patches are unobtainium in Cambodia. They are both made right next door in China, thousands of miles closer than is the US of A.

And also a...
11-16-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 621
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'm a dangler, too. Sneak peek of my shop I...

I'm a dangler, too. Sneak peek of my shop I haven't got quite set up yet. But it's packed from the rafters on down with bikes n' stuff.

Rafters are spaced 24" on center, so there's plenty of...
11-15-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 621
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

First of all, start with a garage at least twice...

First of all, start with a garage at least twice as big as you think you need...

;)
11-15-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,736
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Back when I was more enthusiastic about the...

Back when I was more enthusiastic about the buying and selling of bikes, I'd responded to about a dozen or so eBay and CL ads, correcting their errors in the most extremely polite terms I could...
11-11-19, 12:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 570
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

It looks brand new. What year is the frame?

It looks brand new. What year is the frame?
11-11-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 28,012
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

That's a pretty good analogy, actually. I...

That's a pretty good analogy, actually. I suppose there's more filler on Sandinista, but there's also three discs.
11-08-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,374
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Oh, that is good. That's very good. :thumb: ...

Oh, that is good. That's very good. :thumb:

Anybody here want to one-up that with some Curtis Odom salt shakers? Maxi-Car vinaigrette cruets?
11-07-19, 02:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,479
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I am the happy buyer of the bike in this post....

I am the happy buyer of the bike in this post. I've got way too many bikes, but this one I'm riding a lot, lately. It came with the original 27" Wolber Super Champion 58 rims (as in the photos...
11-07-19, 02:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Damn; I snoozed, I loozed. Got to check in on...

Damn; I snoozed, I loozed. Got to check in on the FS forum more often, I guess. :(
11-06-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,885
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Old Nishikis suck. Thats why I ride mine...

Old Nishikis suck. Thats why I ride mine everywhere ;)

Mine's a 1973 Semi-Pro. Go back to those really old models if you want to ride fat tires. Mine will squeeze in a 700x38mm.
...
11-06-19, 01:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 639
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Just one T bike for me. The last Trek left in my...

Just one T bike for me. The last Trek left in my stable (out of four). This PCed and completely changed-around 1989 400 made from True Temper tubing. Shimano 600 group pushing way more gears than...
11-03-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,218
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

1972 Super Course by Raleigh. Fenders by me...

1972 Super Course by Raleigh.

Fenders by me :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/4389/36134601300_e2d991b565_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X46h4f)
...
11-01-19, 12:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,808
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'm in. This is my thing. Also, I'm broke...

I'm in. This is my thing.

Also, I'm broke and and have way too much vintage touring bikes and such already, so I won't actually be buying anything :D
10-31-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I hate suede saddles with the heat of thousand...

I hate suede saddles with the heat of thousand suns (well, riding them, anyway) but that is a very cool looking and rare bird. :)

Also, shnibop, have you tried gently scuffing that discolored...
10-31-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 509
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Ugh. It's a very cool crusty old relic, but...

Ugh. It's a very cool crusty old relic, but seven miles on that bike with that saddle sounds like sheer hell to me. If it's exactly the right size for you, maybe not too bad, but I'd immediately...
10-31-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 53,147
Views: 7,308,020
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Aero brake levers are wrong for that bike, too....

Aero brake levers are wrong for that bike, too. But that could be remedied...

I've wanted one of these for awhile; any Sacto facilitators here?
10-30-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,311
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Them's fightin' words. Give me Schwinn...

Them's fightin' words.

Give me Schwinn Bantam, or give me death! Or just give me one for my 7th birthday, like my grandma did :)
...
10-30-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Thank you. That indeed saved me some google...

Thank you. That indeed saved me some google time.
10-29-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,522
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Another thumbs up for Panaracers in 35 and 38mm. ...

Another thumbs up for Panaracers in 35 and 38mm. Quite a bit lighter than the Vittoria Randonneurs (although those things are tough!)

Nice thing about the larger tire sizes: lower inflation...
10-29-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,516
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Jesus Gawd... that is some ornate workmanship....

Jesus Gawd... that is some ornate workmanship. :thumb:
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