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08-22-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,481
Posted By noobinsf

I bet the marketers would argue that they chose...

I bet the marketers would argue that they chose the name to showcase a beloved area or some other horsepuckey, when we all know it’s because the word so closely resembles you know what.
08-22-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,481
Posted By noobinsf

Thanks! It’s fun as a commuter - light, but a...

Thanks! It’s fun as a commuter - light, but a little noodly with the basket, since the fork is steep compared to the Motobecane. I am new to the intricacies of handling, and there is a marked...
08-20-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By noobinsf

If you like the drop bars, you could get some...

If you like the drop bars, you could get some bar-end shifter pods from Rivendell and use the same shifters. You would not have to worry about shifter/derailleur compatibility since you would simply...
08-20-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 28,167
Posted By noobinsf

First ride with a loaded basket today. A little...

First ride with a loaded basket today. A little noodly, so may need some fine tuning, but the shifting and gearing are perfect!
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08-18-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 432
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, that looks like a catalog pic. Great score!

Wow, that looks like a catalog pic. Great score!
08-17-19, 11:26 PM
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Views: 580,057
Posted By noobinsf

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08-14-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,481
Posted By noobinsf

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08-14-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,481
Posted By noobinsf

... And finished! Finally, after stealing...

... And finished!

Finally, after stealing time here and there, I have a new commuter. I couldn’t be more happy that this freebie frame turned into such a swan. With basket, it weighs 27.4 pounds,...
08-13-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By noobinsf

As someone said about one of my bike frames...

As someone said about one of my bike frames recently -- for nothing special, that's pretty special! Very nice!
07-30-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 733
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, a tinkerer’s dream. It’s beautiful! Nice...

Wow, a tinkerer’s dream. It’s beautiful! Nice work getting it rolling again...
07-21-19, 02:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By noobinsf

Vintage tools from local classifieds

Scanning Nextdoor on Friday afternoon, I came across an ad for vintage tools, including a truing stand, lots of freewheel removers, lots of cone wrenches, headset press, nipple driver, etc. Toolbox...
07-19-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,345
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, that’s gorgeous. I’m not in the market, but...

Wow, that’s gorgeous. I’m not in the market, but lavishing praise is free. Beautifully executed.
07-19-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By noobinsf

I recently came across a Vista branded Suntour...

I recently came across a Vista branded Suntour derailleur on ebay, so I guess that happened with this company, too. Looks like a fun project!
07-17-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,139
Posted By noobinsf

I dunno - Randy has built a lot of social capital...

I dunno - Randy has built a lot of social capital in the vintage bike world, and that’s not to be overlooked in this unique circumstance. If an error took place like this in a transaction I had with...
07-09-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,481
Posted By noobinsf

This was confirming a suspicion, but it was a...

This was confirming a suspicion, but it was a nice surprise nevertheless.
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07-02-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 784
Posted By noobinsf

You're correct. If this were a 9-speed setup, the...

You're correct. If this were a 9-speed setup, the Dura Ace shifters would work (providing they fit). The 10 speed Dura Ace have the road-specific 10s pull ratio, and you need the mountain 10s pull...
06-20-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,743
Posted By noobinsf

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06-11-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By noobinsf

Whoops, got it - I’ve never used one of these....

Whoops, got it - I’ve never used one of these. Yes, that complicates things.
06-11-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By noobinsf

Is it a friction shifter? If so, is that plate...

Is it a friction shifter? If so, is that plate with the numbers and “3 speed” a separate part? Maybe you could swap out that plate with a Sunrace thumb shifter, like the one linked below and have a...
05-19-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,558
Posted By noobinsf

Well, you opened the thread with the notion that...

Well, you opened the thread with the notion that VO products are somehow defective. I understand the tone here got a little out of hand, but it would actually be very useful and helpful if we could...
05-10-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By noobinsf

Stone's Cyclery in Alameda has had a Waterford...

Stone's Cyclery in Alameda has had a Waterford frame in what I think is the same color sitting in its rack for some time (or maybe they've sold it by now). If so, it's a knockout color.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,349
Posted By noobinsf

I've had horrible allergies my entire life, and...

I've had horrible allergies my entire life, and I've tried chemical and homeopathic remedies with mixed results for each. The point of this exercise with the mask was to test avoidance of allergens,...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,349
Posted By noobinsf

After two days of riding (my commute isn't...

After two days of riding (my commute isn't intense, but I push myself, so I end up breathing very heavily), I can say that the mask made a huge difference in my "recovery" today. Last week, I rode...
04-30-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 28,167
Posted By noobinsf

Bumping this thread for spring... ...

Bumping this thread for spring...

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03-17-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,222
Posted By noobinsf

Still not sure if I am keeping this one after a...

Still not sure if I am keeping this one after a breakdown and polish, but I am warming up to it. Campania Professional, and I have a separate thread with details...
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03-01-19, 03:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,481
Posted By noobinsf

Here it is, cleaned up and done. I’ll try to get...

Here it is, cleaned up and done. I’ll try to get some outdoor shots to highlight the paint and chrome, which are in good shape.
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