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10-26-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 268
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Posted By gaucho777

Argus Panoptes ...

Argus Panoptes

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10-26-20, 02:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By gaucho777

I have a big pile of spare rims, a drawer full of...

I have a big pile of spare rims, a drawer full of spokes, experience building wheels, and these are my favorite hubs. How can I say no? PM sent.
10-23-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16,250
Views: 1,692,402
Posted By gaucho777

curbtender No, I don't think so. I didn't linger...

curbtender No, I don't think so. I didn't linger long, but I don't recall any crowds at the station or hear any trains along the road. Some cars were in the lot, but presumably just hikers.
10-23-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By gaucho777

Riding no hands with a brinelled headset = no...

Riding no hands with a brinelled headset = no fun. If you can’t get it smooth, replace.
10-23-20, 12:00 AM
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Posted By gaucho777

Vintage Ritchey Skyliner Tandem - $1,695...

Vintage Ritchey Skyliner Tandem - $1,695 (Monterey)https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/d/monterey-vintage-ritchey-skyliner-tandem/7218724813.html
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10-22-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By gaucho777

^+1, remove the races from the frame, rotate,...

^+1, remove the races from the frame, rotate, re-install with loose balls. Try to position the divots (brinelled points) at about 90-degrees.
10-22-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16,250
Views: 1,692,402
Posted By gaucho777

My mileage has been way down this year (school...

My mileage has been way down this year (school teacher struggling to keep up with remote learning) but I've managed to get out for three short rides this week--15 miles on Monday, 20 miles Tuesday,...
10-22-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,637
Posted By gaucho777

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."...

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

Yoshi Konno/3Rensho did not have anything to do with Parkpre.

Russ Roth Glad to see your post. I would love to see any pictures you have of...
10-21-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,433
Posted By gaucho777

Here is my early 70s Cilo with 32mm tubulars....

Here is my early 70s Cilo with 32mm tubulars. This bike wears a lot of different hats (commuter, Eroica bike, gravel bike, grocery-getter, etc.)
...
10-20-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,167
Posted By gaucho777

Nice. I was tempted by this frame when it was...

Nice. I was tempted by this frame when it was offered in the sales forum. (Spoiler: The Yoshi Konno thin lug points are exquisite.)
10-19-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,395
Posted By gaucho777

Brent, I never thought to stop the reaction while...

Brent, I never thought to stop the reaction while the frame's still in the bath. I remove the frame, rinse off, hang to drain & dry, then add baking soda to the bath. Sometimes there's a little...
10-19-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By gaucho777

I agree with JaccoW: Those pump pegs are going to...

I agree with JaccoW: Those pump pegs are going to be hard to find. I've never seen the c-shaped one either. I'm curious how the rear, c-shaped pump peg would even work with a pump, unless it's mean...
09-24-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By gaucho777

"The reports of my death are greatly...

"The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." - M. Twain
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Sweet Davidson. If it weren't too tall for me, I'd be searching couch cushions for $800 in change. Good luck with sale.
09-19-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 513
Posted By gaucho777

Thanks for sharing. Congrats on getting your old...

Thanks for sharing. Congrats on getting your old bike back on the road. I restored my old high school race bike and it remains my favorite bike to ride. That restoration brought me to this forum....
09-18-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By gaucho777

Looks like a good run. Hard to make ends meet on...

Looks like a good run. Hard to make ends meet on used bikes. Good luck with the new job.
09-18-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,501
Posted By gaucho777

Robbie, no hard feelings, okay? I know I was...

Robbie, no hard feelings, okay? I know I was replying to you directly, but I meant my last comment in a general sense. People I don't like say true things, too, like Rumsfeld on "known knowns." You...
09-18-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,501
Posted By gaucho777

Just because someone you don't like says...

Just because someone you don't like says something you don't want to hear does not make it untrue. How about this one?:

https://agportal-s3bucket.s3.amazonaws.com/001_ComplaintUSPS.pdf
09-18-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,501
Posted By gaucho777

Don’t blame PBK, blame Trump. MI is a swing state...

Don’t blame PBK, blame Trump. MI is a swing state so you can expect more delays than elsewhere. I know this is supposed to be an apolitical forum, but you are disparaging a vendor due to political...
09-14-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By gaucho777

Or a modest track stand.

Or a modest track stand.
09-14-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19,763
Views: 3,240,382
Posted By gaucho777

This is truly getting wacky. I had previously...

This is truly getting wacky. I had previously reported the item to ebay, but I have not been in direct contact or sent any message to the seller. When I just now went back to check the listing, I've...
09-14-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,701
Posted By gaucho777

Paging rootboy and puchfinnland . . .

Paging rootboy and puchfinnland . . .
09-10-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,274
Posted By gaucho777

Oh, no! Glad the post is out, but that seat tube...

Oh, no! Glad the post is out, but that seat tube looks mangled. Did the "mechanic" do that? Someone with more framebuilding experience will have to weigh in if the frame can be put back into shape....
09-09-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By gaucho777

It also occurs to me that many of us have taken...

It also occurs to me that many of us have taken photos from the same spot as other forum members. Bonus points if you can tag and show your bike in the same spot as another member's bike. Here is ...
09-09-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By gaucho777

Same place, different bike

Last month, I was on vacation in Monterey. On one of my rides, I stopped and took a photo of my De Rosa by the beach.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50324878951_efff62a51d_k.jpg...
09-09-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By gaucho777

WolfgangVerne I'd be interested in the Regina if...

WolfgangVerne I'd be interested in the Regina if you don't have a use for it. I like those 5-speed Reginas with the splined bodies (torn up my share of the 2-pronged bodies). Threading was listed as...
09-09-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By gaucho777

Subjective answer: When I was racing back in the...

Subjective answer: When I was racing back in the 80s, it was pretty common to have 36H training wheels, and 32H racing wheels (sometimes 28H in front if you were a lightweight or weight weenie). 32H...
09-09-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By gaucho777

Is that another crack forming toward the left...

Is that another crack forming toward the left edge of the top photo? It does look like an old tire, but the cracking seems isolated to my eyes. Just speculating...I've heard about broken-off metal...
09-07-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By gaucho777

That is gorgeous! Congrats on your acquisitions,...

That is gorgeous! Congrats on your acquisitions, and kudos to verktyg for being such a good caretaker. :thumb:



Fyi, the Team Z titanium bikes were built by Merlin. I confirmed this first-hand...
09-07-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19,763
Views: 3,240,382
Posted By gaucho777

xiaoman1 I am able to see the member's feedback....

xiaoman1 I am able to see the member's feedback. All reviews are for purchases. Zero feedback as a seller.
09-07-20, 07:07 PM
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Views: 3,240,382
Posted By gaucho777

Mad Honk Thanks. Already reported.

Mad Honk Thanks. Already reported.
09-07-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19,763
Views: 3,240,382
Posted By gaucho777

I occasionally search ebay for "LOOK Hinault"...

I occasionally search ebay for "LOOK Hinault" because I own a couple vintage LOOKs and I'm often casually interested in finding some LOOK accessories (clothing, posters, bottles, etc.), and I like to...
09-04-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,681
Posted By gaucho777

In addition to what has already been said above,...

In addition to what has already been said above, I also find the chain does funny things when the bike is inverted without a rear wheel.

https://youtu.be/OepVYbw60MY
09-03-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16,250
Views: 1,692,402
Posted By gaucho777

Great photos everyone. I haven't been riding much...

Great photos everyone. I haven't been riding much lately due to work overload and smokey air. Consequently, I haven't checked this thread much recently. Been missing out on some inspiring photos.
...
09-03-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,967
Posted By gaucho777

noglider thanks for that Tom. That was more...

noglider thanks for that Tom. That was more entertaining than I expected. Still hate the look, but I can see some advantages in terms of comfort with the shape of the tops.
09-03-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By gaucho777

That’s going to be an awesome space. Looking...

That’s going to be an awesome space. Looking forward to seeing the progress. No more flooding concerns! :) So, this is going to be a purchase rather than a rental? Is it far from home? I can’t tell...
09-02-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,392
Posted By gaucho777

Mavic from the early- to mid-80s with the Simplex...

Mavic from the early- to mid-80s with the Simplex retrofriction shifters (the group prior to the SSC group). Excellent performance, timeless styling, lightweight, and relatively uncommon.
...
09-02-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 172,120
Posted By gaucho777

dimethi My suggestion is to brush on a flexible...

dimethi My suggestion is to brush on a flexible water-resistant sealant such as Barge Cement which I use on my wide cyclocross tubulars to help protect the sidewalls.
09-02-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,273
Posted By gaucho777

jetboy I missed this thread the first time...

jetboy I missed this thread the first time around. Sorry for your loss! :( Let us know if this new CL bike is the same. I'll keep an eye out for you.
09-02-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By gaucho777

Yikes. Definitely time for a complete re-glue. ...

Yikes. Definitely time for a complete re-glue.

Also notice the base tape is curling up quite a bit. I'd also be concerned about that base tape detaching from the tire casing. (I had a harrowing...
08-31-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By gaucho777

To add to the above, I've never purchased...

To add to the above, I've never purchased anything from https://www.hilarystone.com/, but I do like perusing his unusual mix of vintage frames & bikes.
08-31-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,967
Posted By gaucho777

Tubulars - Of course not everyone hates them, but...

Tubulars - Of course not everyone hates them, but there's still plenty of hate out there. I enjoy the whole process and arcane art of tubular maintenance, plus the availability of sealants has made...
08-28-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By gaucho777

It does look like a match for the Jeunet. ...

It does look like a match for the Jeunet. However, those lugs look fairly common, probably used on lots of different bikes. Another data point is the placement and format of the serial number. A lot...
08-27-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,176
Posted By gaucho777

Riding in the SF Bay Area, we rarely get extreme...

Riding in the SF Bay Area, we rarely get extreme temperature/weather. I don’t envy those who live in icy climates and have to put away their bikes over the winter.

We do have smoke. Lots of smoke.
08-26-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 49,590
Posted By gaucho777

ascherer I'm a a fan of the Fee Bros. Aztec...

ascherer I'm a a fan of the Fee Bros. Aztec Chocolate bitters, too. You may have noticed I've got bottle tucked in the back in the photo above. Good compliment to a Grand Manhattan.

I like to make...
08-26-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 172,120
Posted By gaucho777

WGB Sorry about the spill. Hope you heal well....

WGB Sorry about the spill. Hope you heal well. Fixing a leak at the stem can be very tricky. I've tried several times and am usually not successful. Some old patch kits used to come with replacement...
08-26-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 49,590
Posted By gaucho777

For Christmas, my wife signed me up for a Gin of...

For Christmas, my wife signed me up for a Gin of the Month club. The latest offering arrived today and looks interesting. Batch No. 1 of The Original Gin, based on an early 19th-century recipe with...
08-25-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6,636
Views: 600,608
Posted By gaucho777

These both arrived yesterday: a Campagnolo cable...

These both arrived yesterday: a Campagnolo cable guide from francophile and a pair of Veloflex Vlaanderen tubulars from Shrevvy Thanks to you both!
...
08-25-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,096
Posted By gaucho777

alexmejiat13 Welcome to the forum! We look...

alexmejiat13 Welcome to the forum! We look forward to seeing your Canopus. This is such an old thread, you might want to start a new thread about your own Canopus. Also, you won't be able to post...
08-23-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By gaucho777

Thanks for sharing your Fuji. That bike has the...

Thanks for sharing your Fuji. That bike has the look of a complete package, and I dig the graphics for their period vibe. Nice sparkle to the blue paint, too.

A couple friendly suggestions. Might...
08-21-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,746
Posted By gaucho777

Suntour barcons. Too much cables. Never had...

Suntour barcons.

Too much cables. Never had the right feel. I don't mind reaching down.
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