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10-17-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,390
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Holy geez. I'd be almost afraid to wipe that...

Holy geez. I'd be almost afraid to wipe that thing down with a damp cloth, much less repaint it.

Maybe new cables and bake pads if I was planning on riding it a lot. But other than that...?
10-17-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,689
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

pastorbobnlnh: You have confessed to the sin of...

pastorbobnlnh: You have confessed to the sin of N+1. One Hail Mary and one Our Father and you're good. I mean that bike at that price? I think The Lord meant you to have it. Some say he works in...
10-17-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,319
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Ouch. :(

Ouch. :(
10-13-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 372
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Red bikes may be faster, but bikes with umlauts...

Red bikes may be faster, but bikes with umlauts are more "metal." \^^/
10-13-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

That Vello is stupid cool. By which I mean, it's...

That Vello is stupid cool. By which I mean, it's simultaneously really stupid and really cool. Rare combo. :thumb:

The folder looks like a hundred million other "shopping bikes" made all over...
10-12-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Weinmann made a MAFAC look-alike. Here they are...

Weinmann made a MAFAC look-alike. Here they are on my '85 Peugeot Vagabond. Not a closeup, but there they are. Probably harder to find than the MAFACs, though....
10-12-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13,645
Views: 2,770,123
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

The Eagle derailleur makes it 1970-1974. That...

The Eagle derailleur makes it 1970-1974. That one looks like a DE100 from 1974.
10-12-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 14,295
Views: 1,310,642
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Up the back trail between my house and Heart...

Up the back trail between my house and Heart o'the Hills, formerly a two-lane blacktop road now slowly going back to nature: ...
10-11-19, 12:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

My first ride on my $100 Clunker Challenge bike...

My first ride on my $100 Clunker Challenge bike a few years ago went exceedingly well until the very tiny ball bearings started falling out the freewheel which I had painstakingly refurbished -- but...
10-11-19, 12:34 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,351
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Concept-wise, it seems completely viable,...

Concept-wise, it seems completely viable, otherwise Aeron chairs would not be so popular. If I had one of these, I be awfully temped to use it, unless it felt too soft right out of the box.
10-10-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

From what I've read on these forums, if it's...

From what I've read on these forums, if it's really a 1981, its all Yew-Ess-Ay built.
10-08-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,103
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Full-on dorkly awesomeness! I would have a hard...

Full-on dorkly awesomeness! I would have a hard time passing that thing up myself. Even though I probably would hate myself later.
10-08-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Ask and ye shall receive! ...

Ask and ye shall receive!

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10-08-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I have yet to meet a friction barcon, friction...

I have yet to meet a friction barcon, friction downtube or friction stem shifter that couldn't handle three rings. When you think about it; it makes sense. Those three rings up front on any given...
10-07-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,158
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I recommend a pre-1900 Mead, Iver Johnson or...

I recommend a pre-1900 Mead, Iver Johnson or Columbia diamond frame. Yes, you'll likely have to retap the bottom bracket threads, but you will win the the retro-roadies thread when you post it up...
10-07-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,288
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Never have I ever. I've never bought any kind of...

Never have I ever. I've never bought any kind of bike, new or used, from a bike shop.

My last new bike for me was a 1972 or 1973 Winchester that I think my dad picked out from a catalog as a...
10-07-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 611
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Yes on this, And yes on all those advising...

Yes on this, And yes on all those advising patience. I've had a pair of 6400s that took several days to loosen up (with WD40, of course, it's a very good solvent) also a pair of (I think) RX200 MTB...
10-06-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,139
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Oh, yeah! I do have an "R" bike. Raleigh Super...

Oh, yeah! I do have an "R" bike. Raleigh Super Course. (Not 100% original, but one of the nice things about these bikes is you can build them any which way.)
...
10-06-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Hmm. I wonder if Dylan's Isis is Joan Baez? ...

Hmm. I wonder if Dylan's Isis is Joan Baez? He didn't seem to trouble much thought to the women in his life, but of course she was special.
10-06-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

If they are too tight, they are definitely going...

If they are too tight, they are definitely going to feel notchy. That will adjust out. As long as you have them open, might as well add some grease if you think it's too light. :thumb:
10-06-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I put the 3x8 Sora (with the thumb levers) on the...

I put the 3x8 Sora (with the thumb levers) on the very tiny bike I built for my wife. I couldn't ride it very far, but using them made me wish I tried them on one of my bikes first. Certainly...
10-06-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,210
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Heat gun for the glue removal. Sure, it still...

Heat gun for the glue removal. Sure, it still takes 10 minutes per rim, but the melting glue smell seems a lot less noxious to me than a solvent smell would be. As mentioned above, you don't...
10-06-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Greenville plant was open through October 1991,...

Greenville plant was open through October 1991, and I think your Le Tour was made there but I can't find a link to support that. Perhaps Scooper or someone else has that handy.
10-05-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Buy it? No nonononononono. No. It was...

Buy it? No nonononononono. No.

It was given to me by a woman cleaning out her barn. (Two of those Ross SGTPs, in fact, matching black his-and-hers in 25" and 21" sizes). I harvested the...
10-05-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I always felt my Ross Super Grand Tour...

I always felt my Ross Super Grand Tour (Professional) was the stiffest steel bike I've ever ridden. Very heavy and dead feeling, too. Reading this article certainly brought back some memories. ;)
10-04-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 112,920
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Another Cino entry, so it must be a gravel bike....

Another Cino entry, so it must be a gravel bike. 38mm tires, triple crank, low trail: check, check & check. 1973 Nishiki Semi Pro.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48845423107_ae0339fa93_b.jpg...
10-03-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Not an expert on the Techniums, but having owned...

Not an expert on the Techniums, but having owned two of them, I'm closer than most :D

Be sure to check out the...
10-02-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

...Stay Pretty. ...

...Stay Pretty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO5VV5PISHU
10-02-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,729
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I own a lot of vintage touring bikes (they all...

I own a lot of vintage touring bikes (they all have their merits), but my '90 ST 600 is quite simply the standard to beat. Just a bit lighter, just a bit longer, quite a bit stiffer, but with big...
10-01-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I've got one somewhere in my big box o' saddles....

I've got one somewhere in my big box o' saddles. 1973 version in real good shape. It's not too bad to ride but I prefer the suspended leather (Brooks/Ideale) or naked plastic (Unicanitor) saddles...
10-01-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,028,708
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I agree. And I live by my word: ...

I agree. And I live by my word:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4330/35344827604_71fd1509f8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VRitRo)

Yeah, it's just a lowly Trek 400, but it's got that orangey goodness...
10-01-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Squeee!

Squeee!
09-30-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 389
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

The weirdness alone is worth $35. But only if...

The weirdness alone is worth $35. But only if you're actually going to ride it. Which I wouldn't, because it's not my kinda bike.
09-30-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Very eccentric addition to your eclectic...

Very eccentric addition to your eclectic collection, Random Tandem. Arabesque gruppo FTW!
09-30-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

If you don't get any experts here, try also the...

If you don't get any experts here, try also the CABE: https://thecabe.com/forum/

They are all up in that stuff :thumb:
09-28-19, 01:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,277
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Cigar poker, obviously. But a terrible location...

Cigar poker, obviously. But a terrible location for it. Typically British.
09-28-19, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

You always seem to find interesting and unusual...

You always seem to find interesting and unusual bikes, since6.
09-28-19, 01:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 644
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

It should work OK. Depends a bit on the chain...

It should work OK. Depends a bit on the chain and whether it's in decent shape and lubed. Ride it to find out.
09-25-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Those bikes look a little small for me, but the...

Those bikes look a little small for me, but the Sting Ray is just my size :love:
09-25-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,940
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Ironman. **** or get off the pot. ...

Ironman.

**** or get off the pot. Seriously? You have the perfect bike and just about forever to get it ready? :foo:
09-25-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,938
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

We're commies.

We're commies.
09-24-19, 01:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,799
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Plain old Peugeot Vagabond, made in Canada. ...

Plain old Peugeot Vagabond, made in Canada.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4461/37194297254_58cb487ff5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YEJuK9)
09-24-19, 12:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Good Lord. There is a lot going on with that...

Good Lord. There is a lot going on with that bike.

Thanks for posting.
09-24-19, 12:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,740
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

1) Buy a standard touring bike. Something like...

1) Buy a standard touring bike. Something like 30/32 will get you anywhere.
https://live.staticflickr.com/4444/37855416886_33eef6f4a6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZF9Uzu)

2) Compact double with...
09-23-19, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I noticed that the article was written by some...

I noticed that the article was written by some guy named Gary Fisher. That name sounds vaguely familiar. Is he a 'big' guy; over 150 lbs? :)
09-23-19, 01:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I've had tires that looked sort of like that new....

I've had tires that looked sort of like that new. But they weren't very good tires. Just cheepos.
09-22-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,368
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Vintage railroad enthusiasts? Religious cult?

Vintage railroad enthusiasts? Religious cult?
09-22-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 948
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I've never heard that one before, but I've heard...

I've never heard that one before, but I've heard several times on this forum that these old bikes are made from such soft steel that re-strightening a fork like that is actually doable, with the main...
09-21-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Fork's bent. (But you knew that already).

Fork's bent. (But you knew that already).
09-21-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,983
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'm convinced, too. The Grandis - supposedly made...

I'm convinced, too. The Grandis - supposedly made from SL main tubes, at least - is a "soft" ride no matter what wheel set I put on it. And I've tried at least a half dozen. Not really "whippy,"...
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