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08-08-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,094
Posted By gaucho777

I assume this happened while you were riding. Out...

I assume this happened while you were riding. Out of curiosity, what was the effect? Sudden pop? Immediately noticeable? We’re you able to ride home? Did you notice any signs (micro-cracks, paint...
08-06-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14,012
Views: 1,260,378
Posted By gaucho777

Great pics, northbend. Looks like a fun and...

Great pics, northbend. Looks like a fun and picturesque road. I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. ;)
08-06-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By gaucho777

You should find the serial number on the inside...

You should find the serial number on the inside of the rear drive-side dropout.
08-06-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By gaucho777

Just thinking out loud, not having done this...

Just thinking out loud, not having done this myself...I might try drilling and tapping the flush end of the dropout screw. Then you could insert another screw and "tighten" (screw clockwise) until...
08-05-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2,265
Views: 673,612
Posted By gaucho777

DHPflaumer, That Brian Chapman is a talented guy....

DHPflaumer, That Brian Chapman is a talented guy. Builds great bikes and takes excellent photos! :thumb:
08-05-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,597
Posted By gaucho777

:lol: Vonruden, I couldn't see selling any...

:lol:

Vonruden, I couldn't see selling any of those either.

--

My keepers:

'86 LOOK Equipe/Bernard Hinault (753r) - I've had this bike since I was a teenager. Rides like a dream. Tons of...
08-05-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14,012
Views: 1,260,378
Posted By gaucho777

I got out for a 35-mile loop into the East Bay...

I got out for a 35-mile loop into the East Bay Hills above Berkeley. It was a gorgeous day. After a climb up Tunnell road, I followed the ridgeline south into Oakland.
...
07-25-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14,012
Views: 1,260,378
Posted By gaucho777

DQRider, Congratulations on the new job! A...

DQRider, Congratulations on the new job! A bike-friendly commute is a glorious thing. :thumb:

Drillium Dude, That’s a handsome bird!
07-24-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,934
Posted By gaucho777

I don't have any tubes with valve repairs in...

I don't have any tubes with valve repairs in active duty to show. I try to cut the valve out of the failed tube out as close to the valve stem as possible with an Exacto knife while avoiding the...
07-24-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14,012
Views: 1,260,378
Posted By gaucho777

^That makes my head itchy! I got out for a...

^That makes my head itchy!

I got out for a quick 20 miles on my De Rosa along the SF Bay Trail along the shoreline and out toward Treasure Island via the Bay Bridge. It was a hot windy afternoon....
07-24-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,927
Posted By gaucho777

Your First Wheel Build...

My first wheelset failed...after almost 32 years.

In 1988, at the age of 15, having a couple of years racing under my belt, I toasted my first set of race wheels. On a hot day, I rolled a tubular,...
07-24-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,980
Posted By gaucho777

Agreed. Great question, and equally great reply!...

Agreed. Great question, and equally great reply! I can imagine the highs and lows and long mental struggles. I can sense the isolation those long open roads must induce by how much you reveled in the...
07-24-19, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By gaucho777

If a seller knows there is a dent, which might be...

If a seller knows there is a dent, which might be overlooked by a prospective buyer, the seller should note the dent. Similarly, a non-original paint job should be noted. Some people can live with...
07-24-19, 02:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,934
Posted By gaucho777

Patches on patches. I buy patches and glue in...

Patches on patches. I buy patches and glue in bulk. +1 to the constant tube rotation: puncture, use spare, repair flat (becomes spare). Most of the time, I will throw out a tube if it's punctured...
07-23-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By gaucho777

It's been a few years since my one and only...

It's been a few years since my one and only Eroica CA, but I'm definitely in for 2020. Some of the travel plans depend on whether I fly solo or bring the family along.

1. First name, Last name, CR...
07-23-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,150
Posted By gaucho777

Not a Bianchi expert, but looks like a nice...

Not a Bianchi expert, but looks like a nice broom. ;)

Pre-CPSC rear skewers suggests pre-1978, but the below BB cable routing and front skewer suggests perhaps a bit later? Single water bottle...
07-23-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5,413
Views: 421,342
Posted By gaucho777

New tires for the De Rosa. ...

New tires for the De Rosa.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48357655696_8394aa7add_k.jpg
07-23-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By gaucho777

+1, I've not had good experience with vintage...

+1, I've not had good experience with vintage tires. This bad experience includes a set of vintage specialized touring tires, which split at the casing and caused a side blowout, despite failry low...
07-22-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By gaucho777

+1, I also have Jagwire on several...

+1, I also have Jagwire on several Campagnolo-equipped bikes.

Btw, you can rub off the Jagwire lettering/logos from the housing for a more classic look.
07-22-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 7,034
Views: 714,643
Posted By gaucho777

Overhaul weekend. What a mess! ...

Overhaul weekend. What a mess!

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07-22-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,014
Posted By gaucho777

Coincidentally, I've just finished giving oxalic...

Coincidentally, I've just finished giving oxalic acid baths to several of my frames which I've neglected (put away wet and let to rust). I have some experience with OA baths. For this latest round (3...
07-22-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,980
Posted By gaucho777

So awesome! Congratulations and thanks for...

So awesome! Congratulations and thanks for sharing. :beer:
07-15-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,002
Posted By gaucho777

+1.Tap it like a keg. ;) Or, on steep...

+1.Tap it like a keg. ;)

Or, on steep inclines in the granny gear, try not to imagine that ring buckling catastrophically as your chain falls off and your calf drives down through the outer ring....
07-13-19, 01:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,500
Posted By gaucho777

+1 on disappointment for not getting a ride...

+1 on disappointment for not getting a ride report.

If you can't say anything nice...As far as modern cages go, I don't hate the look of those bottle cages. No complaints re the tanwall tubulars...
07-13-19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 21,283
Posted By gaucho777

A bunch of Italian beauties outside Alice's...

A bunch of Italian beauties outside Alice's Restaurant a couple weeks ago.

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07-13-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14,012
Views: 1,260,378
Posted By gaucho777

curbtender, great to see the pics of the bulb! I...

curbtender, great to see the pics of the bulb! I live just about a mile or so up Gilman from the bulb. We like to let the dog run at the beach and then check out the art installations. I didn't...
06-07-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By gaucho777

The builder is still a mystery. I wish I was able...

The builder is still a mystery. I wish I was able to identify the frame. I'll bump my original thread on the purchase with some new photos and try to avoid hijacking bikemig 's thread any further:...
06-07-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,598
Posted By gaucho777

I still haven't figured out this frame. I would...

I still haven't figured out this frame. I would like to get some paint on it and build it up early this summer since my daughter should fit it now. I've been reluctant to paint it in the hopes I...
06-06-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By gaucho777

But if you have bike OCD like me, the logo should...

But if you have bike OCD like me, the logo should always be oriented so it’s right side up when viewed from the drive side. And don’t give me that “yeah, but you can’t see it once it’s installed”...
06-06-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,931
Posted By gaucho777

For $1k, you can get your very own broken Passoni...

For $1k, you can get your very own broken Passoni frame:...
06-06-19, 12:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By gaucho777

+1, not a fan of those fluted posts when the post...

+1, not a fan of those fluted posts when the post is lowered into the seat tube and then left to sit exposed to the elements.
06-06-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By gaucho777

Too late? For those bike it's never too late. ...

Too late? For those bike it's never too late.

On the other hand, I picked up this nice mixte project for my daughter a couple of years ago. Stripped the bike and got it ready for repainting, but...
06-05-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By gaucho777

I'm not an expert on either Bianchis or Team...

I'm not an expert on either Bianchis or Team Gatorade. However, based on the components, the two photos show bikes from a few years apart. The top picture with the curved top tube is fitted with...
06-05-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,199
Posted By gaucho777

No experience with carbon bars, but you're...

No experience with carbon bars, but you're looking good in that La Vie Claire jersey! :thumb:

I've read several articles about the effects of planing with not-super-stiff frames (for example,...
06-04-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By gaucho777

The campaign starts now: Maurice Moss for...

The campaign starts now: Maurice Moss for President! ;)
06-04-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By gaucho777

^ :lol: Banana or fig newtons, 2nd water...

^ :lol:

Banana or fig newtons, 2nd water bottle for longer rides (when frames didn't always have 2 cage mounts), and a couple loose hex wrenches.

Spare inner tube was tucked in a plastic...
05-30-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By gaucho777

Oh, that's nice! Seldom seen with this cog range....

Oh, that's nice! Seldom seen with this cog range. I want it..just can't justify it. Good luck with sale.
05-30-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,084
Posted By gaucho777

Thanks! Another sale for velostuf. That fork...

Thanks! Another sale for velostuf.

That fork really is sexy.
05-30-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,084
Posted By gaucho777

Congrats! Love the color, very classy overall....

Congrats! Love the color, very classy overall. Some things are worth the wait and I hope your Colnago delivers.

Curious, where did you source your globe logo hoods? I need a new pair myself.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 26,638
Posted By gaucho777

augustgarage (CA) __________ 2873.6 (3127.1...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 2873.6 (3127.1 total) [69/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 2732 (2822 total miles YTD)
Sasquatch (OR) _____________ 1863 (2050 YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 1794...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 26,638
Posted By gaucho777

Sasquatch (OR) ____________ 1593 (1770 YTD)Bizman...

Sasquatch (OR) ____________ 1593 (1770 YTD)Bizman (PA) _______________ 1401 (1446 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) _________ 1349.4 (1452.4 total) [33/40]
mgw4jc (NC) _______________ 1071...
03-05-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,294
Posted By gaucho777

Oof, wrong dates! I will be in Portland the week...

Oof, wrong dates! I will be in Portland the week prior, Sat-Wed, 3/30-4/3.
03-05-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,294
Posted By gaucho777

Well done! Thanks for sharing the travelogue....

Well done! Thanks for sharing the travelogue. Glad to hear it was a catastrophe-free and squabble-free adventure.

Btw, I'm planning to be up in the Portland area in late-March/early-April...
02-17-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14,012
Views: 1,260,378
Posted By gaucho777

Thanks, Spaghetti Legs. More miles on the...

Thanks, Spaghetti Legs.

More miles on the De Rosa this morning, venturing east from Berkeley into the Contra Costa backroads, towards Martinez by way of Port Costa and back--about 5500' feet of...
02-17-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 636
Posted By gaucho777

Spectacular! Those early Mavic bits are not easy...

Spectacular! Those early Mavic bits are not easy to find. Well done.

(Q: Are the brake quick release levers flipped? Unusual to see them pointed in toward the tire.)
02-16-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14,012
Views: 1,260,378
Posted By gaucho777

Hope you don't mind more photos of my De Rosa...I...

Hope you don't mind more photos of my De Rosa...I got out for a nice 40+ miles in the hills above Berkeley and Oakland. I did one of my favorite go-to loops along the crest of the East Bay hills on...
02-15-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14,012
Views: 1,260,378
Posted By gaucho777

My wife and daughter are away for the weekend on...

My wife and daughter are away for the weekend on a girls' trip, so I'm going to try to get in as much riding as I can this weekend. After work, I took advantage of a brief window of rainlessness...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 26,638
Posted By gaucho777

CliffordK (OR) _____________ 716 miles, still...

CliffordK (OR) _____________ 716 miles, still mostly commuting/utility.
augustgarage (CA)____________709.6 (741 total) [18/22]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 667 (689 total miles YTD)
Sasquatch...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,983,351
Posted By gaucho777

'72 Cilo Pacer overlooking the SF Bay. ...

'72 Cilo Pacer overlooking the SF Bay.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7888/46937501202_f1be7841ca_k.jpg
Forum: Commuting
02-04-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 26,638
Posted By gaucho777

CliffordK (OR) _____________ 716 miles, still...

CliffordK (OR) _____________ 716 miles, still mostly commuting/utility.
augustgarage (CA)____________709.6 (741 total) [18/22]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 657 (679 total miles YTD)
Sasquatch...
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