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03-27-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 632
Posted By gaucho777

John E A chain hanger is an under-rated thing! I...

John E A chain hanger is an under-rated thing! I wish all my bikes had 'em.
03-27-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 632
Posted By gaucho777

I see you said, "no cargo" but for me a commuter...

I see you said, "no cargo" but for me a commuter should have the option adding racks. Personally, I would look for eyelets on the fork and rear dropout for adding a rack *just in case* even if you...
03-26-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,497
Posted By gaucho777

Congrats. That's a fantastic "forever" bike. I...

Congrats. That's a fantastic "forever" bike. I like the mix of old & new. My only quibble is the seat post, for the reasons stated above, but that's a minor complaint. Looking forward to seeing more...
03-25-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By gaucho777

That's a very cool bike! Take a look at...

That's a very cool bike!

Take a look at this diagram of a Mavic brake. Mavic Technical Manual Update! ~ tears for gears (http://www.tearsforgears.com/2011/10/mavic-technical-manual-update.html) ...
03-25-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,020
Posted By gaucho777

northbend, by the way, what bars are those on the...

northbend, by the way, what bars are those on the BG?
03-24-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14,911
Views: 1,480,223
Posted By gaucho777

Thanks gomango. I recall you have/had a similar...

Thanks gomango. I recall you have/had a similar Parkpre?
03-24-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,495
Posted By gaucho777

Doug Fattic Thanks for your feedback on my...

Doug Fattic Thanks for your feedback on my mystery frame. I really appreciate your input.

If you are interested, I started another thread about it when I first got the bike. I'd still love to be...
03-24-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By gaucho777

In this case, a miss is a miss in my book. I have...

In this case, a miss is a miss in my book. I have a couple bikes where the chain in the high gear barely clears the inside of the dropout. I know it's not quite the same situation, but there's...
03-23-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,013
Posted By gaucho777

I always wanted a Landshark. Now that John Slawta...

I always wanted a Landshark. Now that John Slawta is no longer making steel frames, I think it would be fun to have a modern custom Landshark with some unique paint scheme. A lot of his paint jobs...
03-23-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14,911
Views: 1,480,223
Posted By gaucho777

Just a quick jaunt around the Berkeley Marina...

Just a quick jaunt around the Berkeley Marina with the family to get some fresh air.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49692553382_c499746d6a_k.jpg
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03-23-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,495
Posted By gaucho777

Thanks. Yes, I'm repainting it myself. I'm using...

Thanks. Yes, I'm repainting it myself. I'm using automotive paint. I let my daughter pick out the color. It's going to be a medium pearl blue.

I like the Ycenna, too. The leg extension looks good,...
03-22-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,495
Posted By gaucho777

I bought this mixte (technically, a sport, per...

I bought this mixte (technically, a sport, per the scan above) for my daughter. I still have not been able to identify the builder. It's a nicely made 531 double-butted frame & fork with Campagnolo...
03-22-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,020
Posted By gaucho777

'73 Speedwell Titalite. I have other bikes in my...

'73 Speedwell Titalite. I have other bikes in my stable I prefer to ride, but I enjoy looking at this one the most. (I recently replaced the single water bottle cage with two black Hi-E cages.)
...
03-22-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,020
Posted By gaucho777

northbend, Matt, the Cino Portrait is great. Your...

northbend, Matt, the Cino Portrait is great. Your Bruce Gordon is a beauty, though your Hobbs and Singer are hard to top as well. :thumb:
03-20-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 54,804
Views: 7,785,689
Posted By gaucho777

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/d/placerville...

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/d/placerville-standard-columbia-high/7095625930.htmlStandard Columbia High Wheel Penny Farthing Bicycle (Placerville)image 5 of 9...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,280
Posted By gaucho777

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 1770 (1876 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ___________________________________________ 1010 mi
phtomita (WA)...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,280
Posted By gaucho777

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 1657 (1711 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ____________________________________________ 873 mi
phtomita (WA)...
03-06-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 993
Posted By gaucho777

SJX426, the handlebars are Modolo Professional -...

SJX426, the handlebars are Modolo Professional - Anatomica Design. IIRC, these were introduce in the late 80s. They have traditional shape to them, except for the the flattened out section in the...
03-05-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 755
Posted By gaucho777

Whatever you end up deciding to do, I hope that...

Whatever you end up deciding to do, I hope that "institutional knowledge" is somehow preserved so that some bloke doesn't take the bike down from the rafters years from now and try to ride it with...
03-05-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 993
Posted By gaucho777

Pretty sweet build. Looks a lot like my De Rosa. ...

Pretty sweet build. Looks a lot like my De Rosa. Mine has a mix of old and new Campagnolo Record and Chorus. Drive train, rear hub, and brakes are modern, 9s Chorus. Then I went with C-record post,...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,280
Posted By gaucho777

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 1438 (1486 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ____________________________________________ 778 mi
phtomita (WA)...
02-28-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By gaucho777

+1 to forged/cast alloy, not lugged. Also,...

+1 to forged/cast alloy, not lugged.

Also, expect this to be a an .883 stem.

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/302264-833-stem-what-my-options.html
02-18-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 713
Posted By gaucho777

If you want something kind of wild & flashy,...

If you want something kind of wild & flashy, maybe the Serfas "woven" patterns. Something like this might compliment the white decals and blue-gray paint:
...
02-14-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,201
Posted By gaucho777

I'm closer to 200 lbs and frequently ride vintage...

I'm closer to 200 lbs and frequently ride vintage lightweight tubular wheels, so my 2 cents is that you should be fine. Those are going to be some pretty wheels. Do you know the tire clearance on...
02-13-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By gaucho777

I like what I see. Are those De Rosa dropouts?...

I like what I see. Are those De Rosa dropouts? Tell me about the barrel adjuster where the housing meets the RD. I'm not sure what the function might be other than to take up some slack in the cable...
02-13-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,070
Posted By gaucho777

My regular commuter setup: Lyotard "Berthet" 23...

My regular commuter setup: Lyotard "Berthet" 23 pedals, (rusty) Balilla clips, ALE straps and Avocet 30 shoes. They all work great together, but I do find the pedals feel a bit narrow when I'm...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,280
Posted By gaucho777

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ____________________________________________ 1002 (1039 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ____________________________________________ 466 mi
phtomita (WA)...
02-03-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14,911
Views: 1,480,223
Posted By gaucho777

I enjoyed my ride up to the top of the Rock Store...

I enjoyed my ride up to the top of the Rock Store climb (Mulholland Hwy) on Saturday, that I did it again on Sunday. Same road, different day & pics.

Rock Store (biker hangout)...
02-02-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 14,911
Views: 1,480,223
Posted By gaucho777

I am down south in the Westlake Village/Agoura...

I am down south in the Westlake Village/Agoura area (about an hour north of Los Angeles) visiting relatives. I got out for a nice ride to the top of the Rock Store climb on Mulholland Drive--only...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,280
Posted By gaucho777

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ____________________________________________ 648 (677 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC)_____________________________________________ 252 mi
mb2112 (TX)...
01-30-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,211
Posted By gaucho777

That's too bad. When I did Eroica CA in 2016, I...

That's too bad. When I did Eroica CA in 2016, I hitched on to a small group of 4-5 riders which included the owner (on a lovely orange Masi) and a couple of the American Cyclery staff. Really...
01-29-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,019
Posted By gaucho777

Final stage of the '85 Tour de France on the...

Final stage of the '85 Tour de France on the Champs Elysees.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49458524251_ec9590729c_k.jpg

Sean Kelly
...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,280
Posted By gaucho777

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ____________________________________________ 492 (519 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC)_____________________________________________ 252 mi
Atvar (ITA)...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,665
Posted By gaucho777

1. 120 miles, but that was 30 years ago. In the...

1. 120 miles, but that was 30 years ago. In the past decade, somewhere in the low 80s.

2. 25 miles into the hills.

3. 15 miles, if kitting up means spandex and cleats. However, I do commute in...
01-24-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 634
Posted By gaucho777

You can add Balilla to the list. I have been...

You can add Balilla to the list.

I have been using a pair of Balilla straps on my Cilo for several years. They work well but the chrome doesn't hold up especially well (at least not with my heavy...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 12,484
Posted By gaucho777

It is wrong to assume everyone with earbuds/pods...

It is wrong to assume everyone with earbuds/pods while riding is blaring music. Personally, I am a podcast junkie. Most of my rides are solo, and I frequently ride while listening to podcasts (often...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,457
Posted By gaucho777

'73 Speedwell Titalite ...

'73 Speedwell Titalite

https://live.staticflickr.com/4745/39737169944_2d0b11d7bd_k.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,457
Posted By gaucho777

Mosyosalyangoz It's an '85 De Rosa Professional...

Mosyosalyangoz It's an '85 De Rosa Professional which I built with a mix of old & new Campagnolo.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 01:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,457
Posted By gaucho777

https://live.staticflickr.com/7837/40154970943_eb4...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7837/40154970943_eb4f4d591d_k.jpg
01-22-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,044
Posted By gaucho777

I just booked my hotel, so it finally feels real....

I just booked my hotel, so it finally feels real. Fortunately, the weather here in the SF Bay Area doesn't ever get that cold, and I don't mind riding in a bit of rain. This will be my second Eroica...
01-21-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By gaucho777

Way to go! Any comments on the fork repair...

Way to go! Any comments on the fork repair process?
01-21-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,268
Posted By gaucho777

What a handsome bike! Thanks for sharing. Another...

What a handsome bike! Thanks for sharing. Another +1 re that gorgeous fork crown.
01-20-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14,911
Views: 1,480,223
Posted By gaucho777

Went out for a short 20-mile loop into the...

Went out for a short 20-mile loop into the Berkeley Hills. Happy MLK, Jr. Day!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49417225022_d744ccb8a1_k.jpg[/url]IMG_3579 (https://flic.kr/p/2ihQck5)
...
01-10-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,640
Posted By gaucho777

Somewhere, a widow is showing off her cleaned-out...

Somewhere, a widow is showing off her cleaned-out garage...

;)
Forum: Commuting
01-10-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,280
Posted By gaucho777

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ____________________________________________ 112 (132 total YTD)
Atvar (ITA) _____________________________________________ 41.0 mi (67 Km)
mgw4jc...
01-07-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,512
Posted By gaucho777

My strong recommendation is to keep the Rally...

My strong recommendation is to keep the Rally tires for spares and start your venture into tubulars on tubulars with removable valve cores. This will allow you to apply sealant on the road in case of...
01-03-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 54,804
Views: 7,785,689
Posted By gaucho777

Nice (restored) mid-80s, 58cm Cinelli Supercorsa....

Nice (restored) mid-80s, 58cm Cinelli Supercorsa. Not cheap at $1300, but not unreasonable either, and maybe room for negotiation?
...
12-17-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,842
Posted By gaucho777

I'll defer to pastorbobnlnh 's experience, since...

I'll defer to pastorbobnlnh 's experience, since he's opened up more FWs that I ever will. However, I've been riding Regina freewheels regularly for many years, and love 'em. That said, my...
12-12-19, 01:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,263
Posted By gaucho777

I was wondering the same. Looks to me like a...

I was wondering the same. Looks to me like a Super Record with a different logo? I see the close up of the RD on page 2, with the "Campagnolo Prestige" decal, but that's a new one to me. The Magni...
12-11-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By gaucho777

I'd never heard of this product, so I did a bit...

I'd never heard of this product, so I did a bit of searching. You've probably already read as much, but I did find comments in some auto forums about Iron-X. (For example:...
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