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11-15-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,954
Posted By Drillium Dude

After you make a total of 10 posts, you can...

After you make a total of 10 posts, you can contact Bikerider007 directly via the forum's Personal Message function :)

Good luck.

DD
11-15-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,954
Posted By Drillium Dude

I think the latest addition to story is cool...

I think the latest addition to story is cool because the first thing I ever bought with my own money - after saving for months - was a bike (mid-level Schwinn Traveler III). I mowed lawns and washed...
11-14-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,284
Posted By Drillium Dude

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DD
11-10-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By Drillium Dude

Talk about clean! That is a fantastic...

Talk about clean! That is a fantastic time-capsule. My first serious-ish bike was a Raleigh Super Course 12, so I have a soft spot for the upper-end Raleighs of this time period. This one looks a lot...
11-10-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By Drillium Dude

I drill, but I don't pantograph - I don't have...

I drill, but I don't pantograph - I don't have the equipment for that. The nearest I can come is something like this:
...
11-09-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 940
Posted By Drillium Dude

There are anodizing-removal products on the...

There are anodizing-removal products on the market that are much less messy and much more efficient to use than Easy-Off.

In fact, I'd state categorically that Easy-Off is not what you want to use...
11-08-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,313
Posted By Drillium Dude

I'm surprised the Helmet Police haven't chimed in...

I'm surprised the Helmet Police haven't chimed in to chastise his lack of one. But then again, he's gotten safely through a million miles without - food for thought :)

DD
11-07-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,992
Posted By Drillium Dude

"Throwing to the market" is the best thing that...

"Throwing to the market" is the best thing that could possibly happen if it's genuine. Think about it! The only people that will pay that kind of money will be enthusiasts who will most likely have...
11-07-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,313
Posted By Drillium Dude

In all fairness, this seems to be a "thing" with...

In all fairness, this seems to be a "thing" with a lot of C&V riders. Can't tell you the number of times I've seen pics here or seen riders in the wild cross-chaining with extreme prejudice :)

DD
11-07-19, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By Drillium Dude

I dunno if it's adequate, but I surely recognized...

I dunno if it's adequate, but I surely recognized the various ways he used the Dremel :)

I watched the build video, too. I wonder how well the bike braked afterwards? After watching the way he...
11-06-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By Drillium Dude

Uh-huh - and that reason is coincidence :) DD

Uh-huh - and that reason is coincidence :)

DD
11-04-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5,618
Views: 460,570
Posted By Drillium Dude

I like basic black - or a combination of...

I like basic black - or a combination of black/white when it comes to cycling apparel. Couldn't beat this for less than 30 bux:
...
11-03-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By Drillium Dude

+1 This is basically the bike-builder's...

+1

This is basically the bike-builder's version of "ride your own ride". Spot on :)

DD
11-03-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By Drillium Dude

I picked up a representative example of what the...

I picked up a representative example of what the OP wonders about this past summer.

1981 Specialissima. During this time period, the Bianchi Super Corsa and Super Leggera were the top two complete...
11-03-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14,406
Views: 1,341,930
Posted By Drillium Dude

Rode out for an hour and back for an hour with my...

Rode out for an hour and back for an hour with my pal Jacob on the Green River Trail, starting in Tukwila. Got in just under 25 miles - and we got to play Good Samaritan to a woman who was suffering...
11-03-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,044
Posted By Drillium Dude

Can't recall which thread it was, but somebody...

Can't recall which thread it was, but somebody here with a TT gave a detailed description of how they ride and what he did to make it bearable. Sounded like a lot of compromise to get a workable...
11-03-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,044
Posted By Drillium Dude

SR Litage screwed 'n glued aluminum frame. During...

SR Litage screwed 'n glued aluminum frame. During my 4 years on Hawaii I added a few bikes and a couple frames to the collection. The Litage was my only attempt at building an aluminum bike. Full...
11-03-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,337
Posted By Drillium Dude

Not mine, but seen on Cino '14: ...

Not mine, but seen on Cino '14:

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gearbasher, I am the...
11-02-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,645
Posted By Drillium Dude

"Commands on the oblique". From an Ebay auction;...

"Commands on the oblique". From an Ebay auction; seller was in Italy.

DD
11-01-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14,406
Views: 1,341,930
Posted By Drillium Dude

Just a quick 20-miler to Redmond and back on the...

Just a quick 20-miler to Redmond and back on the Sammamish River Trail after my last class of the day. In street clothing, no less; I've been doing that a lot this year.
...
11-01-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 67,347
Posted By Drillium Dude

Yeah, then I closed that gate from the outside...

Yeah, then I closed that gate from the outside and locked you inside for the next 2-3 years! Sorry about that ;)

DD
10-30-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,645
Posted By Drillium Dude

"You're my hero!" From a 65-year-old...

"You're my hero!"

From a 65-year-old Guamanian visiting his daughter for the summer. He was out on a modern bike, I was on the Colnago Mexico. He was impressed to see someone riding vintage steel...
10-28-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By Drillium Dude

Oh, yeah - that's what I'm talking about! That...

Oh, yeah - that's what I'm talking about! That looks pretty early, too, compared to most we've seen around here. Score!

I like the fluted seatstay caps and the lug windows. Seatpost looks to have...
10-27-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,738
Posted By Drillium Dude

That's quite a bike, and quite fancy paint for a...

That's quite a bike, and quite fancy paint for a Bertoni. Although every one I saw was built flawlessly, they've all been fairly straightforward, one-color paint jobs. This is almost too incredible...
10-20-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,366
Posted By Drillium Dude

:roflmao2: However, this will prolly be the...

:roflmao2:

However, this will prolly be the only Sparrow:

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10-20-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14,406
Views: 1,341,930
Posted By Drillium Dude

Such a wonderful ambience you captured in this...

Such a wonderful ambience you captured in this shot - really nice :)

DD
10-20-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 18,027
Views: 2,852,935
Posted By Drillium Dude

FWIW, I looked up the original price on the...

FWIW, I looked up the original price on the Bianchi L'Eroica. It was $4000+, and while that might equate in price-point when compared to a top-of-the-line $10,000 bike today, the main difference is...
10-17-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,221
Posted By Drillium Dude

Here's my hideous Super... ...

Here's my hideous Super...

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...and my garish Mexico:
...
10-17-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,221
Posted By Drillium Dude

We're just like you, riding around and having...

We're just like you, riding around and having fun. We're on bikes, too, you know - the only difference is they're better than what you're riding ;)

DD
10-15-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,740
Posted By Drillium Dude

That is some fantastic craftsmanship, and an...

That is some fantastic craftsmanship, and an imaginative way to incorporate a separate set of lowriders. Beautiful job!

DD
10-15-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,919
Views: 163,985
Posted By Drillium Dude

Sacha hanging out with me while I get some...

Sacha hanging out with me while I get some school-related reading done:
...
10-13-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14,406
Views: 1,341,930
Posted By Drillium Dude

Finally got out for the first time this week...

Finally got out for the first time this week (besides commuting to school, that is). Beautiful day, and comfy if you bundled up and covered the knees :)
...
09-29-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,312
Posted By Drillium Dude

Were you the only one who showed up? You must...

Were you the only one who showed up? You must have been weaving all over the road getting home ;)

DD
09-28-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,314
Posted By Drillium Dude

Same reason a dog...never mind. Today I had...

Same reason a dog...never mind.

Today I had the opportunity to have a good think about this after I checked my mailbox. Way back in July I purchased a pair of vintage Specialized Turbos in 28mm. I...
09-26-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,314
Posted By Drillium Dude

Or gifting multiple, small bicycle parts - the...

Or gifting multiple, small bicycle parts - the premise that's kept the Box o' Crap going for over six years now :)

DD
09-24-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,066
Posted By Drillium Dude

That's exactly what it sounds like! Yeah, okay,...

That's exactly what it sounds like! Yeah, okay, I'd better take them off or else suffer an explosion and possible damage to metal, cloth, and skin :)

Thanks!

DD
09-24-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,066
Posted By Drillium Dude

:roflmao2: I don't see how frame...

:roflmao2:



I don't see how frame misalignment could cause this if there's no rubbing going on. I, too, think it's a defect - and I wonder how bad it is/might become.

DD
09-23-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18,027
Views: 2,852,935
Posted By Drillium Dude

"only 49lbs in weight" - that's gotta be a troll...

"only 49lbs in weight" - that's gotta be a troll :)

DD
09-21-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,312
Posted By Drillium Dude

...and here's a few more. I love the results of...

...and here's a few more. I love the results of holding the camera at near-ground-level and hoping for the best!
...
09-21-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,312
Posted By Drillium Dude

Hey, that was fun guys - thanks to everyone who...

Hey, that was fun guys - thanks to everyone who came out and rolled out :)

I gots pictures:
...
09-20-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14,406
Views: 1,341,930
Posted By Drillium Dude

About 40+ miles to Issaquah and back. Ran into...

About 40+ miles to Issaquah and back. Ran into Bob Freeman's wife Deanna and her friend Debbie purely by chance on the trail while passing through Redmond. Small world :)

This pic was taken about...
09-19-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2,484
Views: 194,025
Posted By Drillium Dude

I have a couple/three bikes with headsets that...

I have a couple/three bikes with headsets that are "indexed". The worst of them - until last night - was the one in my Colnago Mexico; this headset has been in the frame since 1994 and I don't...
09-19-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,760
Posted By Drillium Dude

I invented OCD ;) I, too, can relate to...

I invented OCD ;)

I, too, can relate to disliking mis-matched wheels - I can't even stand mis-matched tires.

DD
09-15-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,808
Posted By Drillium Dude

Super job - the lettering pops like crazy! And I...

Super job - the lettering pops like crazy! And I was wondering, too, about doing the spider flutes until I saw the "undefined edge" and then realized why you didn't go there.

That ring would look...
09-14-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By Drillium Dude

I don't think you're crazy. I've done it before -...

I don't think you're crazy. I've done it before - twice:

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09-12-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 14,406
Views: 1,341,930
Posted By Drillium Dude

Took the long way to my old childhood town of...

Took the long way to my old childhood town of Edmonds. There are a couple super climbs and descents on this route; the Edmonds Ferry Terminal is the halfway point:
...
09-10-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,038
Posted By Drillium Dude

Choke: sorry you couldn't ride but glad you were...

Choke: sorry you couldn't ride but glad you were able to get these wonderful pics! Thanks for posting them and giving us some words to go with them, too :)

DD
09-09-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By Drillium Dude

I use both hands, L/L and R/R. Sometimes my knee,...

I use both hands, L/L and R/R. Sometimes my knee, if I'm not careful :)

DD
09-09-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,312
Posted By Drillium Dude

As long as it's dry and on a weekend, I'd be up...

As long as it's dry and on a weekend, I'd be up for any of those routes.

DD
09-09-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 19,688
Posted By Drillium Dude

Exactly. I herded cats as a coordinator of the...

Exactly. I herded cats as a coordinator of the Box O' Crap (TM) for three years and I guarantee that was nothing compared to moderating on this (or any other) forum.

Thanks to all our mods for...
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