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08-21-15, 12:46 PM
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Posted By auchencrow

Thank you OldsCOOL.

Thank you OldsCOOL.
08-21-15, 12:42 PM
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Views: 182,636
Posted By auchencrow

Haha! But yes: I tried posting it in a Bianchi...

Haha!
But yes: I tried posting it in a Bianchi thread and was ruthlessly smacked down. ;)
08-20-15, 05:42 AM
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Views: 182,636
Posted By auchencrow

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh117/auchencro...

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh117/auchencrow/Cannondale%20SR400%20Team%20Comp%201987/CannondaleCloudyDay2.jpg...
08-20-15, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 269,607
Posted By auchencrow

What a Beautiful job greg3rd48 !!! And I think...

What a Beautiful job greg3rd48 !!! And I think you and I share the opinion that Flamboyant Red is the most drool-worthy SC color. Can't touch that stuff. :thumb:
Nice Sycamore backdrop BTW.
05-15-15, 05:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,779
Posted By auchencrow

1) Is it cheap? 2) Do I want it? These...

1) Is it cheap?
2) Do I want it?

These two criteria have been sufficient to prevent a hoarding* situation at my house.


* Define "hoarding".
04-26-15, 06:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,331
Posted By auchencrow

Antieverything touched on the cruel reality of...

Antieverything touched on the cruel reality of this situation: -Unless you can prove that the old pedal was sound (not stripped/damaged/worn from use) - "it is their word against yours", and the...
04-25-15, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By auchencrow

I am assuming it's an older Shimano "333" hub. ...

I am assuming it's an older Shimano "333" hub. According to Sheldon, these have a reputation for internal complexity, unreliability and fragile components.
I would probably go with option 3. It...
04-25-15, 04:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,993
Posted By auchencrow

I am where eschlwc's at. Since I strip down...

I am where eschlwc's at.
Since I strip down every bike anyway, applying Boeshield only takes a minute and will likely protect the inside surfaces for a very long time, given that it is unlikely to...
04-25-15, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,656
Posted By auchencrow

I've been calling them Screw-nails from the...

I've been calling them Screw-nails from the McMaster Carr page. (http://www.mcmaster.com/#drive-screws/=wwsdk7) Whatever they're called, they're the way to go. The only trick is selecting the right...
04-12-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By auchencrow

Your neighbor Oscar did a fantastic job, Kroozer...

Your neighbor Oscar did a fantastic job, Kroozer - and for just $50 total! :thumb:
(To look at it, I would have guessed you'd be shoveling his snow and cutting his lawn from now on).
04-05-15, 07:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,717
Posted By auchencrow

Measure the seat post. Generally a 26.4 or larger...

Measure the seat post. Generally a 26.4 or larger seat post diameter indicates a Reynolds '531 Moto frame.
04-05-15, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By auchencrow

jyl, take credit for that N-1 now, and get...

jyl, take credit for that N-1 now, and get whatever C&V bike your heart desires. Opportunity never knocks 2wice. Good excuse to restock your parts bin with a bunch of Campy bits while you're about...
04-05-15, 06:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,446
Posted By auchencrow

Jim - I would go the restore it route over the...

Jim - I would go the restore it route over the "stealth" approach. It's a very worthy bike as you know, and so worth the extra effort. (I'm squarely in the teal and cream camp with rootboy on this...
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03-28-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 72,223
Posted By auchencrow

Thank you, Tom, for the time you spent with us -...

Thank you, Tom, for the time you spent with us - and bon voyage!
We'll join you there one day.
03-27-15, 12:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,149
Posted By auchencrow

Yes "like these" ! - And it's about derned time...

Yes "like these" ! - And it's about derned time too! ;)
03-12-15, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 920
Posted By auchencrow

Hey! I think you're the guy who ripped me off a...

Hey! I think you're the guy who ripped me off a dozen or more times! ;)
03-05-15, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,641
Posted By auchencrow

I use a Park Tool toothbrush and WD40 to clean...

I use a Park Tool toothbrush and WD40 to clean FW's - though only if it's a primo item that really looks salvageable.
Even then, most are deep-sixed, because with a new chain, they end up skipping...
03-05-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,704
Posted By auchencrow

I differentiate between use and abuse. There is...

I differentiate between use and abuse. There is a difference. I don't think any amount of honest wear would prompt me to repaint.
03-05-15, 08:36 AM
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Views: 269,607
Posted By auchencrow

LECHERO531 - What the caveman said! I think that...

LECHERO531 - What the caveman said! I think that was a truly inspired aesthetic touch - and now I wonder why Raleigh didn't apply it to the SC's in the first place!
03-05-15, 08:33 AM
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Views: 624,590
Posted By auchencrow

rootboy , CV-6 , your orange whatchamacallits are...

rootboy , CV-6 , your orange whatchamacallits are hurting my eyes!

My ophthalmologist says these can cause permanent damage to my optic nerves (- that is, until I snag my own orange CT :love:).
02-22-15, 08:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,143
Posted By auchencrow

It looks good now Jim, but think of how much...

It looks good now Jim, but think of how much better it will look while zipping down a tree-lined path overlooking a beautiful lake with a backdrop of majestic mountains - in the summertime. :)
02-20-15, 06:35 AM
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Views: 99,561
Posted By auchencrow

:love::love::love:

:love::love::love:
02-20-15, 06:32 AM
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Views: 963
Posted By auchencrow

I would absolutely replace it. - And then have...

I would absolutely replace it.
- And then have my door kicked in by the Reynolds swat-team in the middle of the night! :eek:
02-20-15, 06:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,430
Posted By auchencrow

Yow!!! Yellow tires? Chartreuse bar tape? -...

Yow!!! Yellow tires? Chartreuse bar tape? - Those colors are wild! - but somehow, it all works on that bike. Great job, djoxy.
02-20-15, 06:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,858
Posted By auchencrow

I like the TA Specialties cages, with the ivory...

I like the TA Specialties cages, with the ivory colored plastic piece that ends up breaking off.
...
02-03-15, 07:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,449
Posted By auchencrow

I'm a believer in better quality consumables...

I'm a believer in better quality consumables except when it comes to chains and FWs - Cheapo KMC chains have proven to be exceedingly reliable and trouble free, but of course you can't replace a...
02-02-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By auchencrow

Anyone who doesn't join seedsbelize 's...

Anyone who doesn't join seedsbelize 's non-joiner's club must don the joiner's club ceremonial head dress!
...
02-01-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,616
Posted By auchencrow

I suppose my worst was this $20 '72 Mercier 100...

I suppose my worst was this $20 '72 Mercier 100 Rallye Sport. I had delusions of taking it for an OA bath, new paint and decals.
...
02-01-15, 05:47 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,272
Posted By auchencrow

What's with this "not a joiner" stuff, seeds? ...

What's with this "not a joiner" stuff, seeds?
The coach kicked me out of little league and my den mother kicked me out of cub scouts. Never phased me.
02-01-15, 05:38 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,272
Posted By auchencrow

I don't care if you own actual brifters. Just...

I don't care if you own actual brifters. Just because someone has sinned, doesn't mean they can't come to church.
-After all, it's the spirit that counts, like Bianchigirll said.

That being...
01-31-15, 08:24 AM
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Views: 11,272
Posted By auchencrow

Remember "Under the Boardwalk" by the Brifters? ...

Remember "Under the Boardwalk" by the Brifters?

http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/080529/summer-hits/the-drifters_l.jpg

They were great on my Hi-Fi, but ain't no way I want them sittin'...
01-30-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,272
Posted By auchencrow

I don't mean to sound brifter-phobic, but they...

I don't mean to sound brifter-phobic, but they make me wanna
http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/sick/puking-on-screen-smiley-emoticon.gif (http://www.sherv.net/)
01-28-15, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,533
Posted By auchencrow

- But if he does that, he might feel the urge to...

- But if he does that, he might feel the urge to change his newly acquired avatar as often as his underwear. - Or oftener ! :rolleyes:
01-25-15, 07:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,712
Posted By auchencrow

Welcome to C&V Wheea001! A picture would...

Welcome to C&V Wheea001!

A picture would help greatly.
A 5-digit s/n stamped on the bb shell does not coincide with the years of production for a GS, and the name "Gran Sport" (vs. the fuller...
01-24-15, 07:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,335
Posted By auchencrow

+100 . - And you can bet your bippy that...

+100 .

- And you can bet your bippy that when a guy hangs the blame on his wife/daughter/mother, it's because the GUY got a better offer and concluded it was too good a deal for you. :(
01-24-15, 06:28 PM
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Views: 759
Posted By auchencrow

Well told indeed, TiHabanero. - The two great...

Well told indeed, TiHabanero. - The two great visuals are still vying for space in my mind: Which will prevail?
The end-to-end rainbow, arching over the lush Hawaiian landscape - or the...
01-21-15, 06:56 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 17,011
Posted By auchencrow

VV - You are the awesome-ist! Having conquered...

VV - You are the awesome-ist! Having conquered the reassembly of a Sturmey Dynohub (several times ;)), nothing can now stand in your way!
Your first foray into wheel building will seem like...
01-21-15, 06:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,561
Posted By auchencrow

Then you use a hammer, with solid support under...

Then you use a hammer, with solid support under the crank so as not to impart impact to the bb bearings. (But your aim had better be true!)
01-20-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,757
Posted By auchencrow

John - Next time try taking the crank bolts off...

John - Next time try taking the crank bolts off first. :innocent:
01-20-15, 08:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,874
Posted By auchencrow

I too like clubman 's delivery bike hypothesis:...

I too like clubman 's delivery bike hypothesis: Intriguing indeed.
Perhaps PatrickZ is on to something too - those drum brakes may be original!
...
01-20-15, 06:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,757
Posted By auchencrow

The PKN-10 is a hyper-lovely bike, OJ, and I...

The PKN-10 is a hyper-lovely bike, OJ, and I think this will turn out to be a very rewarding project for you. 9 out of 10 stuck posts do. :thumb:

We don't talk about the 1 in 10. :(
01-20-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By auchencrow

Geez. Now you went and opened another...

Geez. Now you went and opened another sizing-thread can of worms. . .
01-16-15, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,423
Posted By auchencrow

BD - Find it in your heart to forgive your...

BD -
Find it in your heart to forgive your friend.
Remember: We must respect, aye, even embrace those with different bike sensibilities than ours, all the while taking solace in the knowledge that...
01-14-15, 06:18 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 17,011
Posted By auchencrow

Beautiful job VV. Very classy! - Classy and...

Beautiful job VV. Very classy! - Classy and vintage :)
01-13-15, 05:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,736
Posted By auchencrow

Sloar - That would sorely tempt me if only for...

Sloar - That would sorely tempt me if only for the fun or rehabbing it. It is a classic, and likely, that old lead-base paint will buff up just fine with some Scratch-X and TLC.
Likewise, that...
01-13-15, 06:25 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 17,011
Posted By auchencrow

Thanks VV - I don't know about the ratio but this...

Thanks VV - I don't know about the ratio but this product from Digi-key shown in that post worked very well. You won't need to apply a great deal of heat either.
...
01-11-15, 08:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,787
Posted By auchencrow

I'm late to this thread but whadha frame, PG! ...

I'm late to this thread but whadha frame, PG!

-And it could not have landed in better hands.
eBay, schmea-bay. 'tis fate, PG. That frame was made for you!
01-11-15, 01:21 PM
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Views: 269,607
Posted By auchencrow

Nicely done Neal!

Nicely done Neal!
01-11-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,667
Posted By auchencrow

Absolutely! What he said^^ ! But AZORCH -...

Absolutely! What he said^^ !

But AZORCH - are you SURE you can improve upon that artistically rendered headbadge painting? :lol:
01-11-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21,572
Views: 2,178,700
Posted By auchencrow

Yes you do! ...

Yes you do!

https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fecx.images-amazon.com%2Fimages%2FI%2F31Tj3HRVIeL.jpg&f=1
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