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07-03-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,770
Posted By gugie

Two corrections; 1. Competition was above the...

Two corrections;
1. Competition was above the Gran(d) Sport(s).
2. Gran(d) Sport(s) - I've got a Gran Sport, a Grand Sport, and a Grand Sports (all made in the same year!). Heck, I've even got a...
07-02-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By gugie

All that alignment work won't damage any paint....

All that alignment work won't damage any paint. Brazing will, of course. If you can get a good paint match on your World Voyageur, you could just do a touch-up job on it. You could always try the...
07-01-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By gugie

It ain't the bike that makes it gravel-worthy,...

It ain't the bike that makes it gravel-worthy, it's the tires. Fat, high volume, low pressure. But then you've got to fit those tires into the frame, so long chainstays help.

I think too many...
07-01-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By gugie

Well done, sir! Now I don't feel so bad...

Well done, sir!

Now I don't feel so bad about giving you that bunky 3 pulley LePree.
06-30-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 418
Posted By gugie

Camera angles can sure make something look worse...

Camera angles can sure make something look worse than it is. If you want to drop it off at the Atelier, I'd be happy to diagnose. If the steer is straight and the fork crown isn't bent up, I can get...
06-30-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 456
Posted By gugie

If the seatpost fit fine prior to powder coating...

If the seatpost fit fine prior to powder coating do not use a screwdriver, or anything else to pry open the slot. It was fine before, remove the powder coat, it should slip right back in. If it...
06-29-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,158
Posted By gugie

Next time you're in Portlandia you could just...

Next time you're in Portlandia you could just drop it off with me, or directly to CC Coatings (https://www.powdercoatingportlandor.com/) and save yourself a coupla Benjamins. Heck, even if you...
06-28-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,158
Posted By gugie

Pics or it didn't happen, I'm hearing. ...

Pics or it didn't happen, I'm hearing.

Pulled a frame down from the Atelier, this is an early 80's KHS touring frame with cantilevers. The cantilever bosses on the fork are typical for this era. I...
06-28-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,971
Posted By gugie

Matt, with Eroica, Cino, and every other...

Matt, with Eroica, Cino, and every other organized ride shut down, and knowing my annual one or two multi-day credit card rides with buddies probably not a good idea, I think you'll see me up north a...
06-28-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,971
Posted By gugie

Maybe just a typo: it's Eroica, not Erotica....

Maybe just a typo: it's Eroica, not Erotica. Eroica is Italian for heroic. :rolleyes: If you want Erotica, Portland has it's Naked Bike Ride (cancelled this year).

People riding narrow tires on...
06-28-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,158
Posted By gugie

The 50mm spacing can be worked around with the...

The 50mm spacing can be worked around with the proper brake, but the brake spring stop feature make it very narrow to get a wider tire in and out without deflating, as brake pads won't swing out far...
06-28-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 580
Posted By gugie

Something I'm pretty sure you know, BITD I was...

Something I'm pretty sure you know, BITD I was taught that if you did something non-standard like this, leave a note inside the BB so that future mechanic will know. Odds are they wouldn't double...
06-28-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 871
Posted By gugie

Having spent considerable time in Neal's Man...

Having spent considerable time in Neal's Man Cave, one could bin build a bike out of what's stuck in the dark corners.
06-28-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,158
Posted By gugie

Seattle Powder Coat is expensive compared to most...

Seattle Powder Coat is expensive compared to most everywhere I've used. I can get a frame media blasted for $40 locally. $275 for a stocked color is pretty high. Locally in Portland I use CC...
06-27-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 580
Posted By gugie

French: 35 x 1mm Italian: 36 x 24tpi

French: 35 x 1mm
Italian: 36 x 24tpi
06-25-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By gugie

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1067126...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1067126-gugie-s-taking-ubi-framebuilding-course.html
06-25-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By gugie

It ain't chrome. Rather than "chrome powder coat"...

It ain't chrome. Rather than "chrome powder coat" to replace crappy chrome, you're better off just powder coating over with color, IMO.

What "chrome powder coat" is good for as an undercoat for a...
06-25-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By gugie

Oof, you're in Vancouver B.C., so close, yet so...

Oof, you're in Vancouver B.C., so close, yet so far away from Portland, Oregon where I'm at.

I do it pretty much like Peter Weigle does (that's his picture from Flickr you posted). And yes,...
06-24-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By gugie

Cheap and fast? http://diylettering.com/ is my...

Cheap and fast? http://diylettering.com/ is my go-to for rub on vinyl.
...
06-24-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By gugie

This fits under the saying "beware of geeks...

This fits under the saying "beware of geeks bearing gifts."

I gave the LePree to Andy awhile back as gratitude for hauling my bike from Portland to Cambria for Eroica California. He installed it...
06-23-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,362
Posted By gugie

Go for a long, hot ride. The first beer you have...

Go for a long, hot ride. The first beer you have will instantly be the greatest you've ever had*.

*Andy_K
06-21-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By gugie

I've overhauled a few of those headsets, qty 25...

I've overhauled a few of those headsets, qty 25 of 5/32" top and bottom. noglider is correct, don't overpack. They used this headset on several models, and it's actually quite serviceable. All of the...
06-20-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 998
Posted By gugie

Oof! Hope to see it sometime in the near future!

Oof! Hope to see it sometime in the near future!
06-20-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 19,560
Posted By gugie

Note that most parts are interchangeable between...

Note that most parts are interchangeable between Racer, RAID, 2000, and Competition (and others). The plastic bushings are the same. You can find some models with pressed in brass bushings, but...
06-20-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 619
Posted By gugie

The Bicycling magazine articles about touring...

The Bicycling magazine articles about touring stirred my wanderlust in my younger days. I'm finding making more time nowadays to scratch that itch. My bliss is going on a tour with friends, and I...
06-19-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 453
Posted By gugie

That's my method. The one problem with it is the...

That's my method. The one problem with it is the stigma of low price.
06-19-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By gugie

Very sharp color! The gold decals go quite well...

Very sharp color! The gold decals go quite well with that.

Powder, wet, rattle can?
06-19-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By gugie

Good deal. They local, I know the guy, he almost...

Good deal. They local, I know the guy, he almost always ships same or next day when he gets the order. Mostly he sells framebuilding stuff (tubing, lugs, braze-ons flux and brazing wire), but he also...
06-17-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 883
Posted By gugie

Aiming is overrated.

Aiming is overrated.
06-17-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 883
Posted By gugie

I prefer to measure in parsecs.

I prefer to measure in parsecs.
06-17-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 670
Posted By gugie

And maybe half the lifetime...but I find that my...

And maybe half the lifetime...but I find that my Brooks saddles last a lot longer as my quiver has grown. None of them get more than 1000 miles a year, and they're well kept.
06-16-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By gugie

Brake pads "scratch" the rims. I never understood...

Brake pads "scratch" the rims. I never understood hard anodization of rims, they all go "bald" at some time, and the coefficient of friction between brake pads and anodized alumium is probably less...
06-16-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 670
Posted By gugie

"What's the most comfortable shoe?" The one...

"What's the most comfortable shoe?"
The one that fits.

Brooks and other saddles have been around for a century or more. Many randonneurs, tourists, and other long distance riders swear by them....
06-16-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,258
Posted By gugie

Well, I'd meet you halfway on this. I'm pretty...

Well, I'd meet you halfway on this. I'm pretty sure that just about any tension gauge is more accurate than my fingers squeezing spokes. I had the luxury of learning to build wheels at an LBS in the...
06-15-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By gugie

Probably from the camera angle.

Probably from the camera angle.
06-15-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By gugie

Another thing to remember is that Raleigh...

Another thing to remember is that Raleigh measurements are CTT. 60cm CTC would be a 24-1/2" in Raleigh sizing.
06-15-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By gugie

I've got two teenagers in the house. Every once...

I've got two teenagers in the house. Every once in awhile I pick something up from them, but rarely found in Websters.

horking...
06-14-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,351
Posted By gugie

I have no idea why I n+1. I just do.

I have no idea why I n+1.
I just do.
06-14-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By gugie

Nope. Every frame that goes through my shop gets...

Nope. Every frame that goes through my shop gets a full alignment check, and cold set to proper spec (fancy way of saying I bend it back to where it should be). Either use a proper tool for this, or...
06-14-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By gugie

Alternatively, you could spread the frame to...

Alternatively, you could spread the frame to 130mm.

Unless you're the original owner, it's quite possible someone squeezed the dropouts down to 126 OLD.
06-13-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By gugie

Thanks for the info. Im pretty sure hes content...

Thanks for the info. Im pretty sure hes content with the way it looks now.
06-13-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By gugie

Good eye! I took a close-up, it's pretty faded,...

Good eye! I took a close-up, it's pretty faded, but you can see Carlton Flyer:
...
06-13-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By gugie

Decals are faded, what should I look for, and...

Decals are faded, what should I look for, and where?
06-13-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By gugie

A neat old Carlton passed through the Atelier this weekend

A big, tall fella that many of us in the PNW know has a pretty large collection of C&V bikes. A 25" CTC frame is actually just on the small size for him, but as he's into vintage, it's often the...
06-10-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 535
Posted By gugie

Andy_K has a dozen or so 57cm, if you're...

Andy_K has a dozen or so 57cm, if you're measuring CTC. Heck, I've got a few 57's hanging in the Atelier.
06-10-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By gugie

:d

:d
06-10-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By gugie

Cabin Creek ftw!

Cabin Creek ftw!
06-10-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By gugie

Lucky to be in Portlandia where I can get out in...

Lucky to be in Portlandia where I can get out in the countryside fairly quickly. Somedays it doesn't even rain, so I find trees that look particularly dry to help out.

As for water, sometimes I'm...
06-10-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By gugie

Lucky to be in Portlandia where I can get out in...

Lucky to be in Portlandia where I can get out in the countryside fairly quickly. Somedays it doesn't even rain, so I find trees that look particularly dry to help out.

As for water, sometimes I'm...
06-10-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By gugie

As others have noted, fork clearance is more than...

As others have noted, fork clearance is more than adequate.

There's only on picture that shows the chain stay bridge, that looks a bit tight, and I can't see the seat stay bridge (normally a...
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