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06-30-20, 05:50 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

SJX426 Thanks. It's an automotive paint. San...

SJX426 Thanks. It's an automotive paint. San Leandro Color (http://www.sanleandrocolor.com/), where I bought the paint, specializes in paint for car restorations and refinishes. I went with my...
06-30-20, 05:34 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

I painted a still-unidentified sport (mixte...

I painted a still-unidentified sport (mixte variant) frame for my daughter a few weeks ago. I'm slowing cleaning & polishing the parts for it while the paint cures. Hoping to have it completed in the...
06-30-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,709
Posted By gaucho777

Here are a few of my more colorful bikes, a Look...

Here are a few of my more colorful bikes, a Look and a pair of "matching" Parpre team bikes.

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06-30-20, 04:23 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

squirtdad, looking good. I've got a set of the...

squirtdad, looking good. I've got a set of the corsa g tubulars on my De Rosa. After ~6 months, I'm finding that they give a great ride, and are fairly resistant to flats. However, I keep picking up...
06-30-20, 02:06 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

It's been a while since I last posted. Yesterday...

It's been a while since I last posted. Yesterday was my 47th birthday, so I went for a 47-mile ride, which included nearly 4,000' of climbing. I haven't been riding too much and felt pretty wiped out...
06-02-20, 01:17 AM
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Views: 779
Posted By gaucho777

Take note that polymorphself liked my post...

Take note that polymorphself liked my post above. :)
06-01-20, 08:24 PM
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Views: 779
Posted By gaucho777

4cm too big you say? ...

4cm too big you say?

https://www.hss.edu/conditions_limb-lengthening-overview.asp
06-01-20, 06:51 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

Beautiful bike. Glad it found good new home.

Beautiful bike. Glad it found good new home.
06-01-20, 06:40 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

I got a pair of vintage Avocet Cross shoes in...

I got a pair of vintage Avocet Cross shoes in need of a some sole re-glueing courtesy of brockd15 . They are very comfortable. More comfortable than my Avocet 30s. A tiny bit long in the toe, but...
06-01-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 741
Posted By gaucho777

Superbe job. That Evapo-Rust treatment is good...

Superbe job. That Evapo-Rust treatment is good for light rust, but it looked pretty think in spots, especially near the seat lug. I can see why a bit of sanding and wire brush were needed....
05-27-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,285
Posted By gaucho777

SurferRosa Well, it’s never going to be 100%....

SurferRosa Well, it’s never going to be 100%. This happened 3 years ago last month. Cycling much easier than extended running and jumping. I’d say I’m 100% back to 90%, which is okay.
05-26-20, 02:45 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

I was transporting my daughter's bike to her...

I was transporting my daughter's bike to her school, holding it by the stem while I rode my vintage Cilo. I went around a double-parked car, the bikes drifted apart, and instead of dropping her bike,...
05-26-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By gaucho777

noobinsf I didn't mean to jump in your way. You...

noobinsf I didn't mean to jump in your way. You had first dibs, but it did seem like maybe they weren't the right size.

brockd15 *If* I end up with these, and they don't fit, I'll be glad to pass...
05-26-20, 02:00 PM
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Views: 297
Posted By gaucho777

brockd15 I'm definitely interested in the Avocet...

brockd15 I'm definitely interested in the Avocet shoes if available. I'll drop you a PM...
05-19-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,692
Posted By gaucho777

A belated thanks for checking. I've been off the...

A belated thanks for checking. I've been off the forum the past few days. I was sitting on the fence too long. Glad you found a buyer, and hope it finds a happy home.
05-14-20, 05:58 PM
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Views: 1,692
Posted By gaucho777

Do you know what sort of tire clearance it has?

Do you know what sort of tire clearance it has?
05-12-20, 12:00 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

+1. Not a fan of the stem or unicrown fork...

+1. Not a fan of the stem or unicrown fork either, but sometimes you make compromises.
05-12-20, 10:51 AM
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Posted By gaucho777

A lot bike for this price (at least in the sf bay...

A lot bike for this price (at least in the sf bay area). Nicely equipped.
--1989 Bruce Gordon Hikari | w\ Front/Rear BG Racks | Deore XT - $750 (belmont)...
05-11-20, 06:29 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

Super Record RD thanks to billytwosheds :) ...

Super Record RD thanks to billytwosheds :)

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05-06-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,866
Posted By gaucho777

This LOOK is the first bike I painted. In fact,...

This LOOK is the first bike I painted. In fact, the process of painting it led me to this forum over a decade ago. Over that time, it's seen more mileage than any other bike I own. It's not perfect,...
05-06-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,789
Posted By gaucho777

That is a lot of cage wear. Some people just...

That is a lot of cage wear. Some people just don't bother to trim!
05-06-20, 12:12 AM
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Views: 706
Posted By gaucho777

I, too, was curious about the TransTork seat stay...

I, too, was curious about the TransTork seat stay reference in the advert.

I dug up this old thread which helped mark the differences between the Personal 2001 and the 2000:...
05-05-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By gaucho777

Where are you located? Maybe someone nearby with...

Where are you located? Maybe someone nearby with a set could lend a hand? If you were in the San Francisco area Id offer to do it for you but Im guessing youre in the UK since referenced s. I...
05-04-20, 10:25 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

Drillium Dude Sorry to hear about your tough...

Drillium Dude Sorry to hear about your tough ride. Been there, too. Sometimes the body doesn't cooperate. Take care of yourself, get some rest, and hopefully you'll be back to your old self again.
05-04-20, 07:54 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

I carry a small sealant bottle plus one of those...

I carry a small sealant bottle plus one of those circular spoke wrenches with lots of sizes. The large, 12-gauge fitting can be used to unscrew the valve core. The end of the bottle fits inside the...
05-04-20, 04:01 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

billnuke1 Is that for frame repair? Rims?

billnuke1 Is that for frame repair? Rims?
05-04-20, 03:44 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

A big ol' 30t Regina freewheel cog. ...

A big ol' 30t Regina freewheel cog.

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05-04-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By gaucho777

That Crest Cannondale is cool. I dig the original...

That Crest Cannondale is cool. I dig the original blue stem. Just missing the matching saddle.
05-04-20, 01:39 PM
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Views: 1,031
Posted By gaucho777

When the wind is just right...

When the wind is just right...
05-03-20, 11:38 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

No, hadn't seen that before. Those look like...

No, hadn't seen that before. Those look like they'd be worth a try (if only I had a bike that could handle 'em). That said, I've had mixed results with my Challenge tires. I think I've had maybe 10...
05-03-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 790
Posted By gaucho777

Thanks billytwosheds Payment sent & replied to...

Thanks billytwosheds Payment sent & replied to PM with shipping address. :)
05-03-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 56,950
Views: 8,202,875
Posted By gaucho777

JP Routens (in Italy): ...

JP Routens (in Italy):

https://www.ebay.it/itm/Velo-Course-jp-routens-Vintage-ancien-old-road-rbike-bici-altes-rene-hers-singer/274351412325?hash=item3fe09e5465:g:PtIAAOSwDwNel0kg
05-03-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 56,950
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Posted By gaucho777

Passoni integrated titanium handlebar/stem combo...

Passoni integrated titanium handlebar/stem combo & seat post. Not cheap, but fun to look.
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05-03-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 790
Posted By gaucho777

If that means the Super Record RD is available,...

If that means the Super Record RD is available, I'm a ready buyer. I already sent you a PM just a moment ago. Thanks!
05-01-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 867
Posted By gaucho777

I like the Regina hollow-pin chain a lot and have...

I like the Regina hollow-pin chain a lot and have them on a couple of my bikes. They seem to last a while, though I do keep a fairly clean drivetrain. However, for your LOOK, you'll obviously need a...
05-01-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,426
Posted By gaucho777

jyl thanks for the info about the innicycle...

jyl thanks for the info about the innicycle headset.

I just noticed how tight the clearance is with your front brake caliper. That's not an issue with the original Chorus brakes. And at my average...
05-01-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,426
Posted By gaucho777

First, congrats on a successful first few months...

First, congrats on a successful first few months opening your own office. It's such a perilous time right now, it's awesome that you are making it on your own. :thumb:

Your LOOK is bad-ass....
04-30-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 32,406
Posted By gaucho777

For future reference, please share the makers....

For future reference, please share the makers. Thanks.
04-29-20, 09:47 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

curbtender No, not yet. It looked finished...

curbtender No, not yet. It looked finished enough from the parts I could see, but still fenced off.
04-29-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,789
Posted By gaucho777

^Well, how ‘bout that?! I never would have...

^Well, how ‘bout that?! I never would have thought that extra long bolt was original but that’s pretty convincing corroborating evidence.
04-29-20, 07:39 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

I dusted off my Parkpre and went for a leisurely...

I dusted off my Parkpre and went for a leisurely ride along the bay trail. This was one of my race bikes as a teenager, and I've been neglecting it for no good reason. It's been almost a year since I...
04-29-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By gaucho777

That all sounds about right to me. However, BITD...

That all sounds about right to me. However, BITD when I was a teenage racer, my maintenance schedule was far more intense. I enjoyed working on my bikes and took care to maintain a super clean, low...
04-29-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By gaucho777

+1 to gugie. if this is a frame you like and...

+1 to gugie. if this is a frame you like and consider a keeper, I'd opt for option b--sand area down to bare metal and repaint with touch up paint. As a heavy sweater and steel rider, I'm consigned...
04-28-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15,689
Views: 1,599,610
Posted By gaucho777

^The precarious and the picturesque. Perfect...

^The precarious and the picturesque. Perfect place to picnic. :thumb:
04-28-20, 09:19 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

^Beautiful sky & bike.

^Beautiful sky & bike.
04-28-20, 08:03 PM
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Views: 1,599,610
Posted By gaucho777

I took my De Rosa out for a short hilly ride...

I took my De Rosa out for a short hilly ride above the Claremont Hotel in the Berkeley hills.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49831396133_439424843d_k.jpg

I usually climb up Tunnel Road,...
04-28-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6,434
Views: 558,505
Posted By gaucho777

merziac Thanks for the tip. I have a secret sauce...

merziac Thanks for the tip. I have a secret sauce which I like to use called Quick-Glo. It sounds similar to what you're recommending. I saw Quick-Glo on one of Jay Leno's car restoration shows and...
04-28-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6,434
Views: 558,505
Posted By gaucho777

John, Thanks again for the calipers. I had a...

John, Thanks again for the calipers. I had a chance to soak the steel bits in oxalic acid, cleaned them up a bit, took a file to the pad surfaces, and mounted them on my Cilo. This bike gets a lot of...
04-28-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By gaucho777

Nicely done. Good teamwork jeirvine ! :thumb:

Nicely done. Good teamwork jeirvine ! :thumb:
04-28-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,032
Posted By gaucho777

Whoever buys this bike is going to be a happy...

Whoever buys this bike is going to be a happy customer. After coveting Merlins for years, I finally found myself a 1990 Merlin a few years ago. It's lived up to my expectations. Fwiw, I also...
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