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08-20-19, 03:16 PM
08-16-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By rando_couche

That's not rust, it's patina! ;)

That's not rust, it's patina! ;)
08-16-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3,263
Views: 407,112
Posted By rando_couche

Gravel Ride, Newport, OR; Aug 10, 2019

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OK, so I'm on the right road......
08-16-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 154,803
Posted By rando_couche

Gravel Ride, Newport, OR; Aug 10, 2019

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OK, so I'm on the right road......
08-15-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 918
Posted By rando_couche

Kurt, that bike is flat-out GORGEOUS!!! If ever...

Kurt, that bike is flat-out GORGEOUS!!! If ever a bike could be described as "better than new", that is it.

SP
Nwpt, OR
08-14-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By rando_couche

If it breaks, it's too light. If it doesn't...

If it breaks, it's too light. If it doesn't break, it's too heavy.

SP
Nwpt, OR
08-14-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By rando_couche

Oh. I was just looking at my size (62cm give or...

Oh. I was just looking at my size (62cm give or take) and it was the same as my old Crosshairs.

SP
Nwpt, OR
08-14-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By rando_couche

SMH! That's right, the Cervino was the one made...

SMH! That's right, the Cervino was the one made by Olmo!

SP
Nwpt, OR
08-14-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By rando_couche

There's also the Milwaukee Bicycles Mettle:...

There's also the Milwaukee Bicycles Mettle: https://www.benscycle.com/milwaukee-bicycle-co-mettle-cyclocross-frameset-thru-axle/mkepackage_milwaukeebicycleco_mettlethruaxle_20834/product.

Also...
08-14-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,954
Posted By rando_couche

The Next Big Thing? Who cares? I'm going for a...

The Next Big Thing? Who cares? I'm going for a ride.

SP
Nwpt, OR
08-14-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By rando_couche

IMO, any of the bikes you mention would be a...

IMO, any of the bikes you mention would be a MAJOR step down in the frame dept. But keep in mind I've been riding steel bikes for 40+ years, including TWO Gunnars. Wish I still had at least one of...
08-14-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By rando_couche

As has already been established, it is a Nishiki,...

As has already been established, it is a Nishiki, made in Italy. IIRC, the Maxima came from Colnago (or one of their contract builders) and the Ultimate was made by Olmo.

SP
Nwpt, OR
08-14-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,884
Posted By rando_couche

To my eye, the '74 is a much better looking bike...

To my eye, the '74 is a much better looking bike overall and it's not just the hubs. Some bikes just look "right" and that's one of them.

SP
Nwpt, OR
08-13-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 51,784
Views: 6,855,126
Posted By rando_couche

Sounds like a good deal, but with photos like...

Sounds like a good deal, but with photos like that I can see why it's languishing.
08-08-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6,522
Views: 1,944,940
Posted By rando_couche

30 years ago this was a cutting-edge xc bike...

30 years ago this was a cutting-edge xc bike (Tange Prestige road tubing, lugs, etc. Very light). Last weekend I built it up with stuff from the parts bin and the coop, thinking to use it as an...
08-08-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By rando_couche

I had a third-degree a/c separation 18 years ago...

I had a third-degree a/c separation 18 years ago (at age 47) , thanks to a pickup truck making an "improper right turn" (changed his mind midway thru a LEFT turn!). This happened in early April and...
08-08-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By rando_couche

Very red.

Very red.
08-08-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By rando_couche

Eff the UCI.

Eff the UCI.
08-08-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6,522
Views: 1,944,940
Posted By rando_couche

How do you like those Country Rock tires? I'm...

How do you like those Country Rock tires? I'm setting up my 30yo xc bike for gravel and am finding there aren't many 26" "gravel" tires out there.

Thanks
08-08-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6,522
Views: 1,944,940
Posted By rando_couche

Tell me about those tires! I'm setting up my...

Tell me about those tires! I'm setting up my 30yo xc bike as a gravel bike and am looking for tires that will work well both on and off pavement.

Thanks
08-05-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By rando_couche

If the fixed cup is LH, that is SWISS thread.

If the fixed cup is LH, that is SWISS thread.
07-30-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,018
Posted By rando_couche

Except that the Cimarron is lugless up front and...

Except that the Cimarron is lugless up front and this bike is lugged all around.
07-29-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By rando_couche

Looks like "integrated" headsets too! And here I...

Looks like "integrated" headsets too! And here I thought Bianchi had invented those in the 50's/60's!
07-26-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 51,784
Views: 6,855,126
Posted By rando_couche

WOW! A bike that's actually too BIG for me!!

WOW! A bike that's actually too BIG for me!!
07-19-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By rando_couche

If what I've heard is correct, the Merckx/Colnago...

If what I've heard is correct, the Merckx/Colnago relationship ended rather abruptly at the hour record ride.

Somebody from Acer-Mex showed up at the Mexico City velodrome with a handful of cash...
07-19-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,037
Posted By rando_couche

Brooks B17 fits my butt better than any other. ...

Brooks B17 fits my butt better than any other. Of course, YMMV.
07-19-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By rando_couche

It was an absolutely GLORIOUS morning for a...

It was an absolutely GLORIOUS morning for a pre-breakfast ride today here on the Oregon coast. But my phone cam was on the fritz so you'll have to take my word for it. ;-)

SP
Nwpt, OR
Forum: Framebuilders
07-02-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,358
Posted By rando_couche

As long as it's not AL or CF it should be fine. ...

As long as it's not AL or CF it should be fine. You can straighten Ti or steel if it gets bent.
07-02-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,487
Posted By rando_couche

That and casing failures. I installed a 650x42b...

That and casing failures. I installed a 650x42b PariMoto (with my bare hands, thanks) on my bike and just inflating it to 50 psi was enough to cause the casing to fail. Grrrr....
Replies: 62
Views: 4,304
Posted By rando_couche

I was going to say Peug too, until we got to the...

I was going to say Peug too, until we got to the rear dropouts. Totally wrong. Definitely French, though... Gitane maybe?
07-02-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 51,784
Views: 6,855,126
Posted By rando_couche

Never ceases to amaze me that people see no need...

Never ceases to amaze me that people see no need for luggage, fenders, lights, etc on "commuter" bikes.
07-02-19, 08:46 AM
07-02-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,599
Posted By rando_couche

FWIW, a standard (32mm?) HS wrench works just...

FWIW, a standard (32mm?) HS wrench works just fine on these headsets. They're designed that way.
07-01-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,770
Posted By rando_couche

No argument here.

No argument here.
06-28-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,867
Posted By rando_couche

[QUOTE=DrIsotope;21001398]These types of threads...

[QUOTE=DrIsotope;21001398]These types of threads make me wonder-- have y'all really been riding that long? /QUOTE]

Yes. Unlike many others, I never quit riding.

SP
Nwpt, OR
06-27-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,669
Posted By rando_couche

Road helmet? MTB helmet? I have one helmet at a...

Road helmet? MTB helmet? I have one helmet at a time, and I wear it for all cycling.
Replies: 32
Views: 2,825
Posted By rando_couche

Whatever it is, it's a very nice looking frame. ...

Whatever it is, it's a very nice looking frame. Better than most 'Nagos I've seen.
06-27-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By rando_couche

Forget the 2-wheelers, I want a Maico car! ...

Forget the 2-wheelers, I want a Maico car!
http://www.maico-mannesmann.de/images/history/maico9.jpg
06-26-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 127,369
Posted By rando_couche

Yep. Just put a Ritchey Logic compact (94mm bcd)...

Yep. Just put a Ritchey Logic compact (94mm bcd) on my Merckx Team SC. Works just right with a Campy 102mm BB, and weighs less than most modern cranks!

But it did take a while to get over the...
06-26-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,867
Posted By rando_couche

Been riding for 57 years now. When I was 8, some...

Been riding for 57 years now. When I was 8, some neighborhood kids put me on a bike and gave me a push, and I'm still going. :speedy:
Forum: Foo
06-26-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,967
Posted By rando_couche

I know I need coffee whenever I'm awake!...

I know I need coffee whenever I'm awake! :rolleyes:

SP
Newport OR
Just give me my coffee and nobody will get hurt!
06-26-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24,534
Views: 2,301,152
Posted By rando_couche

Yep, after not having ridden since Saturday. 14...

Yep, after not having ridden since Saturday. 14 miles along the bay road (Yaquina Bay Rd, Newport OR), pre-breakfast with several bird sightings: 3 or 4 herons and between 2 and 4 kingfishers. ...
06-21-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 51,784
Views: 6,855,126
Posted By rando_couche

IIRC (lived in Seattle at the time), Mike didn't...

IIRC (lived in Seattle at the time), Mike didn't build bikes for very long and had a mixed reputation.
06-21-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 51,784
Views: 6,855,126
Posted By rando_couche

I'm thinking Gitane Tour de France.

I'm thinking Gitane Tour de France.
06-07-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,865
Posted By rando_couche

Just the latest example of something designed to...

Just the latest example of something designed to make life cheaper and easier for the manufacturer, being foisted on the consumer as an "improvement".
06-07-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By rando_couche

The metalwork on that frame is GORGEOUS!! :love:...

The metalwork on that frame is GORGEOUS!! :love: :love: :love:
06-07-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By rando_couche

But the one in the OP's photo is definitely a...

But the one in the OP's photo is definitely a Mighty Tour. (One of the coolest cranksets EVER, imho)
06-05-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 51,784
Views: 6,855,126
Posted By rando_couche

If was big enough, I'd be all over it!

If was big enough, I'd be all over it!
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,475
Posted By rando_couche

I had to replace the original fork on my Merckx...

I had to replace the original fork on my Merckx Team SC - previous owner had put a star nut in the carbon steerer. D'oh! Replaced it with another Merckx fork with 2mm more rake (45 vs 43) and it's...
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