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09-13-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,072
Posted By Cassave

I did about 25 miles this morning. Tried to keep...

I did about 25 miles this morning. Tried to keep the effort level down,
Where I am it seems less smoky in the early morning but really gets thick as the day goes on.
At it's best it's still...
07-21-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 956
Posted By Cassave

119 F - July 22, 2006. Still the record for all...

119 F - July 22, 2006. Still the record for all of L.A county.
I was climbing a local legbreaker called Fernwood Pacific in the Santa Monicas that morning and suddenly realized that was the hottest...
07-21-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 86,878
Posted By Cassave

https://i.vgy.me/OyKzXf.jpg Seen yesterday,...

https://i.vgy.me/OyKzXf.jpg

Seen yesterday, I wonder if it still works?
(for you locals, at the top of 7 minute hill)
07-10-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,683
Posted By Cassave

Correct.

Correct.
07-10-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,683
Posted By Cassave

I'm happy with this one. Various flavors of...

I'm happy with this one.
Various flavors of Campy (2x10), Chris King Gripnut headset, Nitto bars and stem. TB-14s on Record hubs.
Frame is Dedaccia Com 12.5 tubes with Hank James stainless lugs....
04-24-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,644
Posted By Cassave

RofS; I had exactly the same thing happen...

RofS;

I had exactly the same thing happen except my MA2s had badly worn thinned sidewalls but no eyelet cracking.
I replaced only the rims with TB14s (love'em I've got two wheelsets built up with...
04-03-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,445
Posted By Cassave

I think this one's my "pretty one". ...

I think this one's my "pretty one".

https://i.vgy.me/ZA9OQG.jpg
03-24-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Cassave

Maserati MT-3 roadtest

Going through some old papers the other day (a little too much time on my hands) I found this. It appeared in the April 1974 issue of Road&Track magazine. They had a long history of doing a joke...
03-17-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,720
Posted By Cassave

https://i.vgy.me/nKjo01.jpg OK. Here's my...

https://i.vgy.me/nKjo01.jpg

OK. Here's my commuter. Not exactly Kelly green, but green nonetheless.
03-06-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By Cassave

Another vote for TB-14s. I've got'em on two...

Another vote for TB-14s. I've got'em on two bikes.
A pleasure to build, they hold true and they good great.
02-22-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,189
Posted By Cassave

Beautiful. I lusted after an ONP in 1976. My LBS...

Beautiful. I lusted after an ONP in 1976. My LBS had some in that neat champagne color but I couldn't put up the $220 or whatever it was at the time. Just as well, it got me into building my own...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 24,058
Posted By Cassave

Wow, 64F at 7 AM. Along with 24 mph headwinds. ...

Wow, 64F at 7 AM. Along with 24 mph headwinds.
Short sleeve jersey in January.
Wind is forcast to blow all day. The south going ride home should go pretty quick.
Forum: Commuting
01-03-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 24,058
Posted By Cassave

First commute was yesterday, 01/02. About 45F and...

First commute was yesterday, 01/02. About 45F and 15 mph headwind. Severe clear and light traffic. Ride home was 68F and 15 mph TAILWIND.
Today, same temp, light traffic and no wind. 2020 marks my...
09-16-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 66,632
Posted By Cassave

First one in a long time yesterday on my way to a...

First one in a long time yesterday on my way to a club ride start.
Goathead thorn on a road I've ridden literally thousands of times, never seen one there before.
Slow leak on the front tire...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 986
Posted By Cassave

I've had a low-saddle longflap on my commuter for...

I've had a low-saddle longflap on my commuter for the last 25 years.
Indispensable.

Looks pretty ratty but it still works fine.
Forum: Commuting
09-05-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,124
Posted By Cassave

75 F with about 55% RH at 6:30 AM Predicted to...

75 F with about 55% RH at 6:30 AM
Predicted to be 103 F on the way home. Ugh.
02-06-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,364
Posted By Cassave

Re; Grease. I've used Lubriplate 130 forever. ...

Re; Grease.
I've used Lubriplate 130 forever.
It was developed during WWII to lubricate the M1 Garand.
Lithium based and NLGI grade 2.5 meaning a little less viscous than most general purpose...
01-18-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,903
Posted By Cassave

Got this one from Velo-Orange some time ago, I...

Got this one from Velo-Orange some time ago, I added a threaded insert for the adjustment screw.
It's stout but needs about 6mm of steerer tube.

https://vgy.me/xWHSOE.jpg
11-16-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cassave

......and surprisingly inconsistent. I have a...

......and surprisingly inconsistent. I have a 1982 SR headset that's been in service continually since new. It's still smooth, perfect races, rarely serviced and on a bike that gets ridden very hard....
11-08-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,985
Posted By Cassave

This one I suppose. It certainly gets the most...

This one I suppose. It certainly gets the most road miles for club rides / long days. I finally realized it's the best descender I've ever built.
https://vgy.me/giTows.jpg
11-06-18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,920
Posted By Cassave

I'd guess the "gold" is actually cadmium with a...

I'd guess the "gold" is actually cadmium with a chromate treatment.
In the US the AMS spec is QQ-P-416 Type II. It's an excellent corrosion inhibitor and the chromate solutions can range from...
11-05-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By Cassave

Can you feel a ripple or disturbance on the...

Can you feel a ripple or disturbance on the inside of the tube?
Another thing to try, get a small inspection mirror and look at the inside of the tube there. Is it rippled or
discolored / burned?...
10-26-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Cassave

Use washers under the nipple heads. That will...

Use washers under the nipple heads. That will move the nipple outward to the spoke end.
10-24-18, 10:27 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,526
Posted By Cassave

A very nice explanation of bike geometry here: ...

A very nice explanation of bike geometry here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_and_motorcycle_geometry

The discussion on wheel flop and weight distribution changes is very on...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-21-18, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,544
Posted By Cassave

I've done several, including bottle cages. All in...

I've done several, including bottle cages. All in 300 series stainless.
I agree with unterhausen, having a fixture or two speeds things along.
09-28-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,659
Posted By Cassave

Literally got this one with a cereal boxtop. ...

Literally got this one with a cereal boxtop.

https://vgy.me/jCLJUa.jpg
Forum: Framebuilders
08-23-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,253
Posted By Cassave

Be careful what you reach for.

Be careful what you reach for.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-22-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,253
Posted By Cassave

Bahlnago?

Bahlnago?
08-21-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By Cassave

I bought several sets of 531C in 1990-1991 to...

I bought several sets of 531C in 1990-1991 to build a small batch with. That's the decal they came with.
So, entirely possible they were NOS from the late 80's.
08-17-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,747
Posted By Cassave

I'll say this one. https://vgy.me/B32bWO.jpg...

I'll say this one.

https://vgy.me/B32bWO.jpg

Or this one,

https://vgy.me/0lE0ID.jpg
07-25-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,423
Posted By Cassave

I'd start by thinking about the bike you have and...

I'd start by thinking about the bike you have and how it fits you. A fairly common mistake with new riders is having the saddle adjusted too low. Saddle height should
allow your leg to nearly...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-25-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,978
Posted By Cassave

Just ran across this thread. Nice work! Looks...

Just ran across this thread. Nice work!
Looks like your heat control is spot on.
07-24-18, 10:10 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,499
Posted By Cassave

His username was ryanf. Always fun to see his...

His username was ryanf. Always fun to see his posts.
07-13-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,122
Posted By Cassave

https://vgy.me/B32bWO.jpg :(

https://vgy.me/B32bWO.jpg

:(
06-12-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,158
Posted By Cassave

Tin snips. A few beer cans. Four hose clamps....

Tin snips.
A few beer cans.
Four hose clamps.
Craigslist.
05-21-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By Cassave

You might contact these guys; www.protolabs.com...

You might contact these guys;
www.protolabs.com

No connection or affiliation here but I've used them for 3D printing in the past.
One (reasonably) lowcost approach might be a 3D printed mold...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,719
Posted By Cassave

Homemade, specifically for commuting. 531C...

Homemade, specifically for commuting.
531C frame and fork. Homemade rack, bottle cage.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,719
Posted By Cassave

Eighteen years on this one. Sixteen miles a...

Eighteen years on this one.
Sixteen miles a day, probably average 4 days a week at least over the years.
Year round. Roughly 60,000 miles.

https://vgy.me/nKjo01.jpg
05-11-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By Cassave

I put it on my wife's mixte. I pretty sure the...

I put it on my wife's mixte.
I pretty sure the braid is aluminum wire, it's pretty bright.

https://vgy.me/nbI3WZ.jpg
05-01-18, 10:35 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,743
Posted By Cassave

Only two in blue. Mine. ...

Only two in blue.
Mine.

https://vgy.me/B32bWO.jpg

Mrs. Cassave's Mixte.
In blue too.

https://vgy.me/P55vg8.jpg
04-23-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 35,811
Posted By Cassave

Homemade. Built in 2000. 531C frame and fork....

Homemade. Built in 2000.
531C frame and fork. Homemade stainless bottle cage and rack.
04-18-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 35,811
Posted By Cassave

In it's usual spot opposite my desk. ...

In it's usual spot opposite my desk.
https://vgy.me/nKjo01.jpg
04-17-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,618
Posted By Cassave

So sorry to hear your ride ended badly. Heal...

So sorry to hear your ride ended badly. Heal quick.
Oh, and it was nice meeting and talking with you Saturday.
04-12-18, 04:25 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 29,856
Posted By Cassave

An alternative might be to just tape a long thin...

An alternative might be to just tape a long thin label directly to the toptube on both sides, just behind the headtube a few inches. I made a few, I think I'll just scotch tape onto the frame.
04-02-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 788
Posted By Cassave

The road card that you'll have stamped at all the...

The road card that you'll have stamped at all the checkpoints has a map on it. And the course is really well marked.
When in doubt turn left and go uphill.
03-29-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 22,081
Posted By Cassave

If I recall, the short course is the first 40...

If I recall, the short course is the first 40 miles of the long course. It runs east of Paso into the vineyards and it's true, there are lots of rollers but no major climbs. In 2016 it was muddy and...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-20-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 306,101
Posted By Cassave

This is the 10th anniversary for this thread, so...

This is the 10th anniversary for this thread, so I thought an update is in order.
The bike is still ridden all the time and still basically as it was when completed.
A few changes in components...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-14-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 306,101
Posted By Cassave

The whole frame and fork is silver (AWS Bag7, 56%...

The whole frame and fork is silver (AWS Bag7, 56% Cad free). The Hank James fork tips and dropouts are a plug style, in fact they're supplied with a silver preform. There's no large gaps
between...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-12-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 306,101
Posted By Cassave

The hot rolled angle is welded to the toggle...

The hot rolled angle is welded to the toggle clamps, those assemblies are bolted to the aluminum bars, allowing angle and top tube position adjustments.

I just realized this thread is 10 years...
03-12-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 29,856
Posted By Cassave

Yeah, I'm at the Adelaide as well. Just a short...

Yeah, I'm at the Adelaide as well. Just a short walk over to the event center.
No need to ride the bike to dinner Saturday night.
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