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11-15-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
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...

;)
11-11-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 27,277
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.
11-06-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,603
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.
...
11-03-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,997
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)
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10-29-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,304
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, 12:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 683
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Coat hanger wire. Or old galvanized spokes;...

Coat hanger wire. Or old galvanized spokes; plenty stiff.
10-24-19, 12:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,738
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

That's a lotta bike for 500 clams. Well done,...

That's a lotta bike for 500 clams. Well done, Girll.
10-23-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 44,881
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Traction Avant! [puts the film Diva back...

Traction Avant!

[puts the film Diva back into Netflix queue again.]
10-17-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,894
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

pastorbobnlnh: You have confessed to the sin of...

pastorbobnlnh: You have confessed to the sin of N+1. One Hail Mary and one Our Father and you're good. I mean that bike at that price? I think The Lord meant you to have it. Some say he works in...
10-12-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 14,406
Views: 1,341,930
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Up the back trail between my house and Heart...

Up the back trail between my house and Heart o'the Hills, formerly a two-lane blacktop road now slowly going back to nature: ...
10-08-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Ask and ye shall receive! ...

Ask and ye shall receive!

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x346/img_8719_81d81baf3213f538d224fb8be2707d7951f3480e.jpg...
10-08-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I have yet to meet a friction barcon, friction...

I have yet to meet a friction barcon, friction downtube or friction stem shifter that couldn't handle three rings. When you think about it; it makes sense. Those three rings up front on any given...
10-07-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 669
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Yes on this, And yes on all those advising...

Yes on this, And yes on all those advising patience. I've had a pair of 6400s that took several days to loosen up (with WD40, of course, it's a very good solvent) also a pair of (I think) RX200 MTB...
10-06-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,905
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Oh, yeah! I do have an "R" bike. Raleigh Super...

Oh, yeah! I do have an "R" bike. Raleigh Super Course. (Not 100% original, but one of the nice things about these bikes is you can build them any which way.)
...
10-02-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

...Stay Pretty. ...

...Stay Pretty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO5VV5PISHU
10-02-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,892
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I own a lot of vintage touring bikes (they all...

I own a lot of vintage touring bikes (they all have their merits), but my '90 ST 600 is quite simply the standard to beat. Just a bit lighter, just a bit longer, quite a bit stiffer, but with big...
09-25-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Those bikes look a little small for me, but the...

Those bikes look a little small for me, but the Sting Ray is just my size :love:
09-25-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,314
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

We're commies.

We're commies.
09-21-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 701
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Fork's bent. (But you knew that already).

Fork's bent. (But you knew that already).
09-21-19, 12:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,333
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I read JPS in college; just couldn't get into...

I read JPS in college; just couldn't get into him. Maybe I should try again, now that I'm older and I've had a taste or two of... je ne sais quoi... despair? I've been eating a lot of croissants...
09-17-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,312
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

A build thread? More like a Homeric odyssey...

A build thread? More like a Homeric odyssey (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/958744-messin-lambert-again.html)! :lol:
09-14-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Sequim, Wa - $135 blast/powdercoat (edit: this...

Sequim, Wa - $135 blast/powdercoat (edit: this includes the required masking to make sure I wouldn't have any thread-chasing to do.) It's a completely different level from rattle can. I've done one...
09-12-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,038
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

That guy was pretty cool, I hope we see him again...

That guy was pretty cool, I hope we see him again next year. I spoke with him briefly Sunday AM. And I was thinking about him later as both my hands were going numb on the incessant...
09-09-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,312
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Iím unemployed! (So yeah, Iím in.)

Iím unemployed!

(So yeah, Iím in.)
09-08-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,038
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Immediately before the Day 1 ride, the Good...

Immediately before the Day 1 ride, the Good Reverend mountaindave delivers the pre-ride sermon. gugie (in green and white, left, and ollo_ollo, in black and white, center) listen respectfully....
09-06-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14,406
Views: 1,341,930
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

My first out-of-town ride as a newly unemployed...

My first out-of-town ride as a newly unemployed person: Keechelus Lake just east of Snoqualmie Pass. Dead-flat rail trail, but technically still gravel grinding. And Quite scenic.
...
09-05-19, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

No, you are mistaken. That's my stuff; I...

No, you are mistaken. That's my stuff; I absentmindedly left it behind the last time I was visiting your parents. Silly me.

Pls forward it to me ASAP and send your old folks a "Howdy" from me,...
08-30-19, 01:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,876
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I was worried about being irretrievably seduced...

I was worried about being irretrievably seduced by the dark side, too. I've built four briftered bikes in the last four years and plan on doing another when I get one of those new-fangled 9-speed...
08-28-19, 02:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,204
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Someone decided to make a fake Technium out of a...

Someone decided to make a fake Technium out of a high end lugged steel bike? It would be funny if it was a "Breaking Away" Masi Criterium under that blue and white paint.

I love my Technium, but...
08-28-19, 02:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,848
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Probably. I only ordered two in white/large. ...

Probably. I only ordered two in white/large. The other one is kinda stained. I have a hard time getting rid of stuff. :lol:
08-27-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,848
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Oh, and many who visited got a chuckle out of her...

Oh, and many who visited got a chuckle out of her monthly award, hanging near the front desk:

(176 Months running! That's quite a string, little girl!)
...
08-27-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,848
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Ok, now I'm starting to feel a little...

Ok, now I'm starting to feel a little sentimental. My daughter located a newspaper clipping with a photo of us at the hotel a couple weeks after I took over there.
...
08-26-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 869
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

:thumb: When you pick them up, don't forget...

:thumb:

When you pick them up, don't forget to ask her if she has any other extra parts or wheels to throw in with the package.
08-26-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

It'd be a darn shame to paint that lovely old...

It'd be a darn shame to paint that lovely old thing, IMO* :(

*In My Opinion
08-26-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,848
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Absolutely! I know some local folks in the B&B...

Absolutely! I know some local folks in the B&B biz, and the family may be putting up our lake house on AirB&B as well. (I can engineer a special discount, like I always do for Century riders)
...
08-24-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,848
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

A fond farewell to a Classic & Vintage Hotel

The time has come, The Downtown Hotel in Port Angeles is closing this Labor Day :(



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48614785842_996d9e91d9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h4Vu7N)

For the past...
08-16-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 67,347
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Yes. I'll open it tomorrow. Busy times :(

Yes. I'll open it tomorrow. Busy times :(
08-16-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,696
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

More like "Would you like a blackberry pie, and...

More like "Would you like a blackberry pie, and apple pie or a rhubarb pie. Each come with ice cream, of course."

The Cannondale is the blackberry, BTW.
08-13-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,510
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I managed to tune mine to a very mediocre...

I managed to tune mine to a very mediocre performance level. That is, they performed as well as a junker 1990's Walmart bike with petrified pads.

So, they were usable, anyway. I've never been...
08-11-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Yes, at Lowes or similar; I think most hardware...

Yes, at Lowes or similar; I think most hardware stores stock this kind of thing.

Aluminum is easy to bend once, no problem. Try to bend it back the other direction, and that is when it snaps. But...
08-11-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 14,045
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Wow! And I thought XJ6 shooting brakes were...

Wow! And I thought XJ6 shooting brakes were drool worthy!

It just proves once again that pretty much any car is cooler in the 2-door wagon configuration.
08-11-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Works great on front. This bag moves from bike to...

Works great on front. This bag moves from bike to bike as needed, take about 2 minutes to put on or take off:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4638/39143362121_235b15ab80.jpg...
08-10-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 14,045
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'm actually thinking of tracking down a...

I'm actually thinking of tracking down a first-generation Honda Odyssey. Crazy cheap, easy to find in good shape, 25+ MPG and built on the early 90's Honda Accord platform, probably the most...
08-08-19, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

SurferRosa I'm always ready to hear some expert...

SurferRosa I'm always ready to hear some expert advice on tire building. It's an area where I admit I have very little experience. :p
07-22-19, 12:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,627
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Remember last year's Tour de Palouse? That was...

Remember last year's Tour de Palouse? That was less than half as long as what these guys did, and not as hot. I nearly died.

OK, sure, we had hills; but still.
07-18-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Me: "I got an email from Bainbridge Classic Cycle...

Me: "I got an email from Bainbridge Classic Cycle about the old Trek I have up for sale on Craigslist. The guy said I could maybe trade it in for store credit."

Wife "..."

Me: "I was thinking;...
07-18-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,319
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Heh. Wrap from the top down, and the only...

Heh. Wrap from the top down, and the only finishing is putting the plugs in the bar ends :)

But I did put some unnecessary "finishing" on my Raleigh by adding an underlayer of complimentary...
07-17-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 819
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Dag, bro. Now I see why you get all the hot...

Dag, bro.

Now I see why you get all the hot babes.



And why you don't get stuck with the 400-lb hearse drivers.

Anyway, good work.
07-15-19, 01:01 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 44,881
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Or maybe just pointlessly destroying folk art? I...

Or maybe just pointlessly destroying folk art? I admit I'm baffled by all the cairn* hate here. I never anticipated such a reaction from this crowd. I guess there are some who build up, and some...
07-15-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

My 1972 Lambert: ...

My 1972 Lambert:
https://live.staticflickr.com/4403/36396900641_fa6666a763_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XsgCvF)

And again:
https://live.staticflickr.com/4345/36366199112_1a2bf475a2_c.jpg...
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