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04-17-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 423
Posted By gugie

Phew, from the title I thought it was a personal...

Phew, from the title I thought it was a personal issue.
04-16-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 831
Posted By gugie

The question shouldn't be why bicycle tires can...

The question shouldn't be why bicycle tires can be so expensive (there's always a high priced option in most any product), the question should be are higher priced tires worth it.

In the last few...
04-16-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 831
Posted By gugie

Volume. Purchasing Compass Rene Herse tires...

Volume.

Purchasing Compass Rene Herse tires requires checking with my finance minister before buying. They're practically handmade, and in low volume.
04-15-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,572
Posted By gugie

Yep, outta sight, outta mind.

Yep, outta sight, outta mind.
04-15-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,572
Posted By gugie

It most certainly happens. But that's the point,...

It most certainly happens. But that's the point, you don't see it. Turns out that rust spiders, or most rust we see on a bicycle frame is only skin deep, and has so little effect on strength of the...
04-15-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By gugie

Two new Bontrager tires (I asume) for $10 is a...

Two new Bontrager tires (I asume) for $10 is a good buy.
04-13-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,939
Posted By gugie

That's downright kinky.

That's downright kinky.
04-13-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 909
Posted By gugie

Actually, my post was just saying that it seems...

Actually, my post was just saying that it seems like everything we think is new has been done before.
04-13-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,939
Posted By gugie

Just realized I have a side by side pic of the...

Just realized I have a side by side pic of the forks (old and new) before I swapped them out.
...
04-13-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,939
Posted By gugie

Orange is faster, fact.

Orange is faster, fact.
04-13-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,939
Posted By gugie

Four pounds of..crap. That's probably more than...

Four pounds of..crap. That's probably more than I'd carry in them, but wanted to do a worst case test. They're only 4 liters capacity each, my credit card touring experience is that I want to carry 3...
04-13-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,939
Posted By gugie

Sorry, just now read through your post. Thanks...

Sorry, just now read through your post. Thanks for comments! I'd love to ride around the Alps someday. Retirement beckons...

My steel fork is almost certainly aftermarket. I contacted Ritchey,...
04-12-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 740
Posted By gugie

If you're looking for a rider, you could remove...

If you're looking for a rider, you could remove the rust in many different ways then have it powder coated. But I think the appeal on this frame is the sexy chrome. Rechroming would be very expensive.
04-12-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,939
Posted By gugie

Brifters on the bike have different cable pull...

Brifters on the bike have different cable pull than v-brakes, and I wanted to avoid the complication of a travel agent (https://problemsolversbike.com/products/brakes/travel_agents_-_6416). If I put...
04-11-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 909
Posted By gugie

Bikepacking, computer generated riding routes,...

Bikepacking, computer generated riding routes, fenders on touring bikes...are you sure this is the 1981 issue?
04-11-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,939
Posted By gugie

Today's ride, 47 miles with Andy_K over roads old...

Today's ride, 47 miles with Andy_K over roads old and new, paved and gravel, flat, climbing, and downhill. In all cases it's superior to the unicrown fork it came with. More flex on bumpy roads so...
04-11-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,939
Posted By gugie

Note that there's a difference between giving up...

Note that there's a difference between giving up and giving on only vintage, for those keeping score at home. And I agree. There's a place for both in our quivers.



Great name, they really do...
04-11-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,939
Posted By gugie

Your wish is my command. ...

Your wish is my command.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/768x1024/51108876305_8bf0f6b7fd_b_0e5c67d274163280edf1359d22ceae96319cd18f.jpg

I should get some full bike pix...
04-10-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,939
Posted By gugie

Update! Put a fork in it

Fork completed, and my powder coat guy turned it around in 1 day! I've never asked him for discounts or fast turnaround. I guess I've been nice enough to him that he did this for me - it helped that...
04-10-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By gugie

Framebuilder Supply. Not just for framebuilders. ...

Framebuilder Supply. Not just for framebuilders.

https://framebuildersupply.com/collections/housing-clips
04-10-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 74,127
Posted By gugie

And the greatest bike shop poster ever: ...

And the greatest bike shop poster ever:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/607x800/004_velo_sport_5f1d7fc73270ddd15c6d583b24b892f704234a75.jpg...
04-09-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By gugie

Velocals (https://velocals.com/raleigh/) has all...

Velocals (https://velocals.com/raleigh/) has all the decals you need.

Search images for Raleigh Professional and you'll find all you need to know about placement.
04-09-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By gugie

Which is why you don't see builds done this way...

Which is why you don't see builds done this way anymore, excellent analysis however.
04-09-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By gugie

When I took the UBI framebuilding class, one of...

When I took the UBI framebuilding class, one of the students was building just such a thing.
...
04-08-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By gugie

I doubt it's a drain plug. Collecting water in a...

I doubt it's a drain plug. Collecting water in a BB for later removal doesn't make sense, just use the BKM and put a hole on the bottom for drainage.

Rear fender attachment also doesn't make...
04-08-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By gugie

Your answer is here: 99% of your...

Your answer is here:




99% of your issues are solved by chamfering the top. On an older bike, the inner surface of the tubing may have been dinged from a poor installation of a stem. Expander...
04-07-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By gugie

Another reason I like shipito.com. The buyer is...

Another reason I like shipito.com. The buyer is responsible for shipment details, they're shipping to themselves. Gets me out of the pointing fingers if something goes south on shipment. I just drop...
04-07-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By gugie

It's the only way I can afford my frame mod...

It's the only way I can afford my frame mod business.

I can hardly wait until I retire, when $2.50/hr sounds like a good rate.
04-06-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By gugie

The Bike Friday hadn't been ridden in 3 years....

The Bike Friday hadn't been ridden in 3 years. Well, Andy_K borrowed it for a business trip, but for once I couldn't talk him into buying something from the Ateier. Besides, I had to fund the Ritchey...
04-06-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,096
Posted By gugie

Here's the one I rode last 2 Eroica Californias: ...

Here's the one I rode last 2 Eroica Californias:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/41846130290_e89cfc649e_b_f889ba18f6f1cb938b9fb835d584ae51c2a6134b.jpg
1973 Raleigh...
04-06-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By gugie

I recently sold a bike to ship to China. The...

I recently sold a bike to ship to China. The buyer had used a local Oregon company, shipito.com. The buyer has to set up an account, you ship it to Oregon, the customer makes arrangements to ship...
04-04-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 74,127
Posted By gugie

Don Milberger...

Don Milberger (https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/eastbaytimes/obituary.aspx?n=donald-j-milberger-don&pid=137354542) is part of American cycling history - he owned that shop as well as Bicycle...
04-04-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By gugie

These bits are still available through...

These bits are still available through Framebuilder Supply (https://framebuildersupply.com/collections/spoke-holders/products/spoke-holders-2-10-packs) and others. They were spec'ed on a few higher...
04-04-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,055
Posted By gugie

That's how I do it. As long as one is consistent...

That's how I do it. As long as one is consistent you can compare frames.
04-03-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17,026
Views: 1,816,642
Posted By gugie

Damn, that sounds harder than riding up!

Damn, that sounds harder than riding up!
04-03-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By gugie

^^^this The "cyclocross" gambit.

^^^this

The "cyclocross" gambit.
04-03-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17,026
Views: 1,816,642
Posted By gugie

Andy_K met me in Troutdale for an assault on...

Andy_K met me in Troutdale for an assault on Larch Mountain. Riding down the Gorge several times I've bypassed the turnoff for this classic, local climb. Lately I've been taking the one less...
04-03-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,055
Posted By gugie

Since posting that mine was a '73 (back awhile on...

Since posting that mine was a '73 (back awhile on a different thread) I have discovered that it is actually a '71, once I figured out the Raleigh secret decoder ring. That and the big clue of the...
04-02-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By gugie

Next time I ride in the Berkeley hills, I'm...

Next time I ride in the Berkeley hills, I'm riding with Dave. Roving bands of thieves are clearly afraid of him.
04-01-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,496
Posted By gugie

Red Sox tix are hard to find. You gotta know...

Red Sox tix are hard to find. You gotta know somebody...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/23767730298_fd08516f29_b_92f8d0f0cea55c02d020caddcbf37a303c578deb.jpg
04-01-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,496
Posted By gugie

It's the perfect bike to ride down to watch a Red...

It's the perfect bike to ride down to watch a Red Sox game.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/36932552683_072912d4ec_b_208a7c8763c77e8de389ce129b41e76a4948daca.jpg...
03-30-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 888
Posted By gugie

Not me, but I just figured out my next business...

Not me, but I just figured out my next business venture...
03-30-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,572
Posted By gugie

There's some real beauty in that weld! Nothing...

There's some real beauty in that weld! Nothing hidden. That brazed lug of mine took a lot of filing to look good.



That's the holy grail of bike finishes. Unfortunately no one's figured out how...
03-30-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,572
Posted By gugie

and used for comic effect in Bull Durham. ...

and used for comic effect in Bull Durham.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-guv9Pd_RA

I thought the wink at the end of my post might have tipped one off to the sarcasm...

BTW, fillet brazing...
03-30-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,572
Posted By gugie

Someone once told me that lugs are like...

Someone once told me that lugs are like strikeouts - they're fascist. ;-)

Fillet brazing and TIG welding opens up the design possibilities, but I do like the look of a vintage, lugged frame.
03-30-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,517
Posted By gugie

Local knowledge is the best knowledge! That...

Local knowledge is the best knowledge!

That pic of strada bianca makes me want to go ride.
03-29-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,517
Posted By gugie

OP is in Europe. Shipping would greatly add...

OP is in Europe.

Shipping would greatly add to the cost.
03-28-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,517
Posted By gugie

Seconding 35-38mm wide tires for light gravel...

Seconding 35-38mm wide tires for light gravel riding. I'd go as wide as you can fit. You can use a vintage "sport touring" geometry bike, or do a mountain bike conversion with dropped bars. If you go...
03-28-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By gugie

Looks like Spaghetti Legs is branching out!

Looks like Spaghetti Legs is branching out!
03-27-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By gugie

That's a SunTour S-1 hanger. rhm has one, I...

That's a SunTour S-1 hanger. rhm has one, I modded an old CERA frame (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gugie/albums/72157712484653933) for him to add it.
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