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09-24-20, 11:05 AM
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Posted By stardognine

Some good stuff here. 😎 Love that Pegasus...

Some good stuff here. 😎 Love that Pegasus crossing sign. 😁
09-24-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,871
Views: 190,438
Posted By stardognine

This was one of Stephen Kingís better books, I...

This was one of Stephen Kingís better books, I think, I just wasnít aware of it until recently. (Published around 2013). I was also unaware of this series of books, which has several other great...
09-23-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 690
Posted By stardognine

Thanks for all the good thoughts, and sorry to...

Thanks for all the good thoughts, and sorry to leave you all hanging, my batteries were dead for my phone. 🙄 I got through Redwood City earlier today, and now goofing off in Palo Alto. I think this...
09-22-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 690
Posted By stardognine

I meant to say, the GG bridge is a sissy bridge,...

I meant to say, the GG bridge is a sissy bridge, compared to the 580 bridge. 😁😉
09-22-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 690
Posted By stardognine

Well-never-mind-then! I found the right-colored...

Well-never-mind-then! I found the right-colored bridge. 😁 Iím gonna take a very long break, and eventually work my way towards some chowda. Iíve still got a spare Whopper from last night, and some...
09-21-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 690
Posted By stardognine

For all intents & purposes, yes. Plus I think my...

For all intents & purposes, yes. Plus I think my bad eyes are getting worse. 🙁

But hereís what I was after this morning, proof of my having passed by San Quentin Prison. 👍 Some-a-youse might...
09-21-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By stardognine

Yeah, what he said. 👍

Yeah, what he said. 👍
09-21-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 690
Posted By stardognine

Doggone it, I took a wrong turn, & crossed the...

Doggone it, I took a wrong turn, & crossed the 580 bridge, instead of the Golden Gate! 🙄😩 Iím pretty sure it wasnít my fault, lol, but hereís San Francisco, from the other side of the bay. 😁

I...
09-21-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 690
Posted By stardognine

And in case anyoneís still wondering, I finally...

And in case anyoneís still wondering, I finally made it to the bridge. 😎

Now all I gotta do is cross it, lol, and it looks kinda long-ish. 😲🙄😉...
09-20-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 690
Posted By stardognine

Why, thank ya kindly, maíam. 😎 That little Nitto...

Why, thank ya kindly, maíam. 😎 That little Nitto rack just isnít gonna hold much weight, but it holds a light tent & sleeping bag just fine. 👍

I guess Iíve progressed to credit card (or debit...
09-20-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By stardognine

Either there was at least one number-stamper...

Either there was at least one number-stamper working there, or someone had a hangover or something. 🤔

Itís not THAT old of a zombie thread, my nephew still rides that Trek 400. 😎😉
09-20-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 690
Posted By stardognine

Sacramento a few days back, rode the Green Valley...

Sacramento a few days back, rode the Green Valley yesterday. 🙂

Well, I ainít dead, lol, taking another break at the Shell station, on highway 101. 😎

...
09-20-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 690
Posted By stardognine

Sacramento a few days back, rode the Green Valley...

Sacramento a few days back, rode the Green Valley yesterday. 🙂

Well, I ainít dead, lol, taking another break at the Shell station, on highway 101. 😎

...
09-20-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 690
Posted By stardognine

I dunno if they built a new track, or just...

I dunno if they built a new track, or just renamed the old one, but Sonoma is where Sears Point shows, on the map.

Iím at the old El Camino Real bell, taking a break, before trying out this...
09-20-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 690
Posted By stardognine

(Gilda Radner voice): ďWell-never-mind-then!Ē. 😁 ...

(Gilda Radner voice): ďWell-never-mind-then!Ē. 😁

Too late with your foolish warnings, Iím halfways to Sears Point now. 😎

These pics were from the Vallejo bridge, as I shall now call it. There...
09-20-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 690
Posted By stardognine

Sears Point question?

Iím on CA37 here, or looking at itís bridge rather. This turns into Sears Point Road (wasnít there a car track named that?), which eventually gets you to the North end of the Golden Gate Bridge. 😎
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09-19-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,089
Posted By stardognine

Cool cranks, and thatís got to be the coolest...

Cool cranks, and thatís got to be the coolest bike shop sticker weíve seen in awhile. 👍😁
09-19-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 398
Posted By stardognine

Not every day, lol, but yeah, I like to scream a...

Not every day, lol, but yeah, I like to scream a little, pretending Iím Sammy Hagar or Robert Plant. 😎😁😎

I got it from my mother, she sang a lot when I was a kid. Plus we had to sing at mandatory...
09-19-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,545
Posted By stardognine

The Bianchi Veloce I bought recently has signs of...

The Bianchi Veloce I bought recently has signs of trauma, but only as far as wrinkling the paint a bit, right by the lugs themselves. líve had that bike going pretty quickly down the foothills...
09-19-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,097
Posted By stardognine

Not I, said the blind man. 😁 I guess I bought my...

Not I, said the blind man. 😁 I guess I bought my Campagnolo (& Bianchi) right on time. 😉
09-19-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,101
Posted By stardognine

Yep, Iíll second that opinion, it gets better by...

Yep, Iíll second that opinion, it gets better by the ocean. 👍

I rode from Davis to Vacaville yesterday, and today Iíve made it to American Canyon so far, just North of Vallejo. Iím finally...
09-18-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By stardognine

Well, somehow, this was bound to get confusing, I...

Well, somehow, this was bound to get confusing, I guess. 🤔😁

Remember, this was a 1997 Veloce double, which is 111 symmetrical. It looks like this Record triple takes ( or should take) a 111...
09-18-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,101
Posted By stardognine

BTW, the AQI thingy for San Francisco was 29 when...

BTW, the AQI thingy for San Francisco was 29 when I checked it, right before posting here. 😎
09-18-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,101
Posted By stardognine

Ha, thatís about how I feel right now, but...

Ha, thatís about how I feel right now, but without the rain. 🤔🙄

Someone stole my bike & most of my belongings not that long ago, back in Sacramento, so I was forced to upgrade from a newer...
09-17-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,101
Posted By stardognine

Ha, I just went through there (Altamont), earlier...

Ha, I just went through there (Altamont), earlier this year, by bicycle. Iíve posted about a million pics in the touring forum, and quite a few of them are of those crazy wind turbines. I think I...
09-17-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By stardognine

Awesome, thanks for enlightening me. 👍 Iím...

Awesome, thanks for enlightening me. 👍

Iím kinda slow responding, because of some weirdness riding through Sacramento today. They like to work on several streets and/or roads at once, and...
09-17-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By stardognine

Yeah, I saw this on an 8-speed Shimano Claris...

Yeah, I saw this on an 8-speed Shimano Claris group recently. They come off with a good enough cable cutter, then you install your own. 🙄😁
09-17-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By stardognine

Are you saying this one is the same as Shimano...

Are you saying this one is the same as Shimano cranks, in that regard? Or that it uses a standard Camp. crank puller?

I really didnít know they switched stuff so much, just always heard you have...
09-17-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,101
Posted By stardognine

Welp, the sunís up, and so am I. Canít ask for...

Welp, the sunís up, and so am I. Canít ask for much more than that, huh? Except maybe a nice Italian roast coffee, and a bowl. 😎😁😎
...
09-16-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By stardognine

No need for that here. I just paid the bike shop...

No need for that here. I just paid the bike shop $15 to remove the old cranks, crossed my fingers, & installed the Records. While the spindle was nekkid, I removed some string that got picked up,...
09-16-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By stardognine

^^^ It was kinda like that, plus I read some more...

^^^ It was kinda like that, plus I read some more on the web before I got there, and saw where several folks used their old BB. So I did. 😁

The only issue now, is my front derailleur needs...
09-16-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By stardognine

Well, at least now I know I need to buy an...

Well, at least now I know I need to buy an asymmetric. Thanks for your help. 👍

Iím actually on my way to the bigger local bike shop, to see about getting it done, since I have no tools for this....
09-15-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By stardognine

Yeah, I was just reading about symetric and...

Yeah, I was just reading about symetric and asymetric BBs, for Campagnolo. Other than that, I thought I understood everything well enough. 🤔🙄😉

I think Iíll just wait till I can buy a BB that...
09-15-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By stardognine

Forgot to say, I got the big 53t chainring, along...

Forgot to say, I got the big 53t chainring, along with a 42 & 30. Watch out, slowpokes!!! 😁
09-15-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By stardognine

Well, that sneaky rascal seller upgraded me to a...

Well, that sneaky rascal seller upgraded me to a 10-speed Record triple, with some small cosmetic issues, for not much more money. 😎😁😎 I have no idea of itís value yet, but Iím aware itís a more...
09-15-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By stardognine

Iím probably fine then, thanks much. 👍 Heck, I...

Iím probably fine then, thanks much. 👍 Heck, I might just grab the correct crank puller, just so I can play with different chainrings, but for now, I can live with a 30t granny just fine. 😎
09-15-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,101
Posted By stardognine

Woohoo, the sun just came out a bit here! Itís a...

Woohoo, the sun just came out a bit here! Itís a quarter to noon, but what the heck, Iíll still take it. 👍
09-15-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By stardognine

Campagnolo crank question.

I know very little about Campagnolo, yet still find myself using 8-speed Veloce, on a Ď97 Bianchi Veloce (the Dedacciai one).

I can buy a Racing Triple pretty reasonably-priced, but trying to find...
09-15-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,101
Posted By stardognine

Thatís an interesting curse you have there! 😁 ...

Thatís an interesting curse you have there! 😁

Yeah, here in the Sacramento area, itís been ditto smoke in the air, and last night I got a strong sense of the woods burning somewhere around. 🤔 Itís...
09-15-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 975
Posted By stardognine

Exactly! 🙄😁😉 I just killed another AC a couple...

Exactly! 🙄😁😉 I just killed another AC a couple days ago. I found a well-made Bianchi-branded post on craigslist for $15, but itís not silver, lol, itís black, with a celeste pinstripe. 😎
09-15-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By stardognine

Iíll watch for pics too. 👍 Iím riding a Ď97...

Iíll watch for pics too. 👍 Iím riding a Ď97 Veloce, that someone bolted a Nitto rack to, lol. 😁 This one has 8-speed Veloce, I imagine yours has 9-speed (?).

Iím just interested in the evolution...
09-10-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By stardognine

I vaguely remember that show, (The Avengers?),...

I vaguely remember that show, (The Avengers?), but I was just a kid then, & still not really into girls. My older brother liked her, so she was OK, I guess. 🤔😉
09-10-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By stardognine

Well, itís not really that close on the color,...

Well, itís not really that close on the color, lol, but I just thought this Bontrager stem & bar were a great match for the Veloce bits. ...
09-09-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 641
Posted By stardognine

Too nice for yard art. 👍 Heck, just that...

Too nice for yard art. 👍 Heck, just that headlight alone is probably worth like 7 million dollars, or something. 🤔😁😉
09-09-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By stardognine

No problem, senor. 😎 Hey, look what I...

No problem, senor. 😎

Hey, look what I found!!! A quill to threadless adaptor. 👍 I almost jammed myself up by not finding one today, when I really needed it. It goes well with a certain stem &...
09-07-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By stardognine

Yeah, but I figure sheís just playiní hard to...

Yeah, but I figure sheís just playiní hard to get. She knows I love her, so sheís trying to assert her dominance, in the affair. In other words, sheís seeing if Iíll tolerate being hen-pecked. 🤔😁🙄
09-07-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By stardognine

I meant to look at that closer myself, but yep,...

I meant to look at that closer myself, but yep, some re-seller or seller. 🤔...
09-07-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By stardognine

BTW, I know a rack looks cheesy on a racing...

BTW, I know a rack looks cheesy on a racing frame, but itís a Nitto, so gets a free pass. 🤪😁
09-07-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By stardognine

The serial numberís on a sticker, not fully...

The serial numberís on a sticker, not fully readable, but kinda there. 🤔😉

Obviously, this oneís been well-used, but thatís cool, it was more affordable that way. I better not tell yaís what it...
09-07-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By stardognine

Aww geeze, another Bianchi thread!! 😁

I picked this up Friday, and thought I checked everything over well enough, but ended up dropping the chain into a holy mess. 😩 The seller told me it was his main commuter for 3 years, but apparently...
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