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10-15-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,195
Posted By Drillium Dude

That is some fantastic craftsmanship, and an...

That is some fantastic craftsmanship, and an imaginative way to incorporate a separate set of lowriders. Beautiful job!

DD
10-15-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 156,511
Posted By Drillium Dude

Sacha hanging out with me while I get some...

Sacha hanging out with me while I get some school-related reading done:
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10-13-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,520
Posted By Drillium Dude

Finally got out for the first time this week...

Finally got out for the first time this week (besides commuting to school, that is). Beautiful day, and comfy if you bundled up and covered the knees :)
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10-11-19, 12:25 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,317
Posted By Drillium Dude

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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DD
10-10-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,100
Posted By Drillium Dude

You were only 2 miles from my place when you took...

You were only 2 miles from my place when you took that Kenmore Air Harbor photo. Next time you consider rolling down to my neck o' the woods give me a call and I'll roll out some miles with you :)
09-30-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Drillium Dude

In addition to refinishing this badge, I also...

In addition to refinishing this badge, I also found a couple fake rivets to add to it. I fastened the badge to the headtube with JB Weld. Worked great!
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09-29-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 450
Posted By Drillium Dude

Very nice pickup - color me green! I had a...

Very nice pickup - color me green!

I had a Tommasini Super Prestige once. Nice, but not as nice as this IMHO. The earlier Tommasinis have iconic touches that were lost with subsequent framesets:...
09-29-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,088
Posted By Drillium Dude

Were you the only one who showed up? You must...

Were you the only one who showed up? You must have been weaving all over the road getting home ;)

DD
09-28-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,879
Posted By Drillium Dude

Same reason a dog...never mind. Today I had...

Same reason a dog...never mind.

Today I had the opportunity to have a good think about this after I checked my mailbox. Way back in July I purchased a pair of vintage Specialized Turbos in 28mm. I...
09-27-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,088
Posted By Drillium Dude

How narrow? I have a 40. DD

How narrow? I have a 40.

DD
09-26-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,879
Posted By Drillium Dude

Or gifting multiple, small bicycle parts - the...

Or gifting multiple, small bicycle parts - the premise that's kept the Box o' Crap going for over six years now :)

DD
09-25-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,520
Posted By Drillium Dude

^ I love seeing pics from you guys in CO....

^ I love seeing pics from you guys in CO. Everyone talks about the PNW and how they love the scenery, but you guys have got a little bit of everything. I need to make a trip out there next summer...
09-25-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 884
Posted By Drillium Dude

For those of you still concerned that I'll...

For those of you still concerned that I'll continue riding on these tires please see post #22 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=21) :)

DD
Replies: 54
Views: 2,835
Posted By Drillium Dude

Now I've heard everything. OP: Amazing that...

Now I've heard everything.

OP: Amazing that the guy gave up his game instead of playing dumb when you realized what he'd done. I'm assuming you didn't sell to this evolutionary detour.

DD
09-24-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 884
Posted By Drillium Dude

That's exactly what it sounds like! Yeah, okay,...

That's exactly what it sounds like! Yeah, okay, I'd better take them off or else suffer an explosion and possible damage to metal, cloth, and skin :)

Thanks!

DD
09-24-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 884
Posted By Drillium Dude

The tires are older, but they were in super shape...

The tires are older, but they were in super shape and supple when mounted. Heck, with the exception of the fibers popping, the sidewalls are in awesome shape - and the tread is wearing at a low rate,...
09-24-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 884
Posted By Drillium Dude

I was thinking of getting up to speed and then...

I was thinking of getting up to speed and then leaning down with an X-Acto blade and letting it slice them off while riding :)

DD
09-24-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 884
Posted By Drillium Dude

I've seen that happen once or twice - happened to...

I've seen that happen once or twice - happened to me, too, but in my case there was no indication of prior fraying. The bead just failed one day when I was using a nylon tire lever on it when...
09-24-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 884
Posted By Drillium Dude

Hmmm, this has me thinking. You know, when I...

Hmmm, this has me thinking. You know, when I first started riding on these tires (same wheelset, used on two different bikes) I would hear a funny noise and now I wonder if it is the tires flexing...
09-24-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 884
Posted By Drillium Dude

:roflmao2: I don't see how frame...

:roflmao2:



I don't see how frame misalignment could cause this if there's no rubbing going on. I, too, think it's a defect - and I wonder how bad it is/might become.

DD
09-24-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 884
Posted By Drillium Dude

Nope, nothing rubbing the tires on either side,...

Nope, nothing rubbing the tires on either side, so that's ruled out. I have never seen anything like this except for really old tires on barn finds that are obviously ready for the trashcan. Never...
09-24-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 884
Posted By Drillium Dude

They are Michelin Selects - don't know exactly...

They are Michelin Selects - don't know exactly when they were produced, but they were NOS and supple when I first mounted them.

DD
09-24-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 884
Posted By Drillium Dude

Strangeness - are my tire sidewalls defective?

I've been riding on these tires since mid-August and they've been progressively popping fibers on the sidewall between the sidewall and the tread. Strangely enough, the majority of the popping fibers...
09-23-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 17,851
Views: 2,799,759
Posted By Drillium Dude

"only 49lbs in weight" - that's gotta be a troll...

"only 49lbs in weight" - that's gotta be a troll :)

DD
09-23-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,157
Posted By Drillium Dude

That would be the Midget class. I sometimes rode...

That would be the Midget class. I sometimes rode with a single mom whose son raced fairly successfully in the class in the late 70s. Lucky SOB had a Tommasini with full Super Record!

DD
09-23-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,520
Posted By Drillium Dude

I rode to my first day of classes today. In the...

I rode to my first day of classes today. In the rain, even!

Sorry, no pics.

DD
Replies: 19
Views: 922
Posted By Drillium Dude

Sorry, the word "frame" should have read "fan"....

Sorry, the word "frame" should have read "fan". It's obviously a real Paramount frame :)

DD
Replies: 19
Views: 922
Posted By Drillium Dude

Hell yeah, that's a survivor! Not a Paramount fan...

Hell yeah, that's a survivor! Not a Paramount fan (for my own nit-picky reasons), but damn this one looks like it's wearing all-original clothing down to the tires.

Chrome and condition will...
09-21-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,088
Posted By Drillium Dude

...and here's a few more. I love the results of...

...and here's a few more. I love the results of holding the camera at near-ground-level and hoping for the best!
...
09-21-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,088
Posted By Drillium Dude

Hey, that was fun guys - thanks to everyone who...

Hey, that was fun guys - thanks to everyone who came out and rolled out :)

I gots pictures:
...
09-21-19, 02:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,088
Posted By Drillium Dude

I am planning on coming down for the Saturday...

I am planning on coming down for the Saturday ride on the Cedar River Trail. Hopefully it's dry :)

DD
09-20-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,520
Posted By Drillium Dude

About 40+ miles to Issaquah and back. Ran into...

About 40+ miles to Issaquah and back. Ran into Bob Freeman's wife Deanna and her friend Debbie purely by chance on the trail while passing through Redmond. Small world :)

This pic was taken about...
09-19-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 17,851
Views: 2,799,759
Posted By Drillium Dude

Thanks! This time it went even more nuts than the...

Thanks! This time it went even more nuts than the auction of 2008. Real life never ceases to amaze :)

DD
09-19-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2,367
Views: 177,157
Posted By Drillium Dude

I have a couple/three bikes with headsets that...

I have a couple/three bikes with headsets that are "indexed". The worst of them - until last night - was the one in my Colnago Mexico; this headset has been in the frame since 1994 and I don't...
09-19-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,432
Posted By Drillium Dude

I remember reading that article and while it gave...

I remember reading that article and while it gave me ideas, it also showed me how easy it is to go completely down the rabbit-hole...

DD
09-19-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,432
Posted By Drillium Dude

I invented OCD ;) I, too, can relate to...

I invented OCD ;)

I, too, can relate to disliking mis-matched wheels - I can't even stand mis-matched tires.

DD
09-19-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,088
Posted By Drillium Dude

You're leaving The Compound? DD

You're leaving The Compound?

DD
09-18-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,520
Posted By Drillium Dude

Sunset ride out to the velodrome. It's getting...

Sunset ride out to the velodrome. It's getting chilly fast around here once the sun goes behind the hills...
...
09-18-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By Drillium Dude

Nice acquisition, Patrick! What's the build plan...

Nice acquisition, Patrick! What's the build plan - retro or resto?

DD
09-18-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,088
Posted By Drillium Dude

Bet :) DD

Bet :)

DD
09-18-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,088
Posted By Drillium Dude

I have to say, some of the off-road stuff I did...

I have to say, some of the off-road stuff I did had some pretty scenery to go along with it, so I don't mind going off the beaten path and getting some gravel under my wheels from time to time. I...
09-18-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,088
Posted By Drillium Dude

Sunday (Saturday, too) is looking good...

Sunday (Saturday, too) is looking good weather-wise. Supposed to hit a high of 68 and should be dry. Fingers crossed, 'cause I'm bringing the Bianchi.

SurferRosa: wanna ride to Marymoor together?...
09-18-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,277
Posted By Drillium Dude

Does Omar still work out of his garage in...

Does Omar still work out of his garage in Glendale?

He refinished this Atala frame for me way back in 2006 or so. Beautiful job and inexpensive as well. I think it was around $200 including decals...
09-17-19, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,043
Posted By Drillium Dude

I pulled up some stuff on Colossi and found some...

I pulled up some stuff on Colossi and found some period "hype" pieces; and by that, I really mean that's how they came off to me. Trying to sell a style. The pics? I didn't see $1300+ worth of...
09-17-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,955
Posted By Drillium Dude

How would you characterize the Atlanta 1996...

How would you characterize the Atlanta 1996 wheelset? I had one back in the late 90s and remember them as needlessly heavy (seemed the extra material only served to form the aero profile), they spun...
09-16-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,098
Posted By Drillium Dude

Yay! @ iab, thanks for your story and the pics....

Yay! @ iab, thanks for your story and the pics. Loved the scenery and of course the bikes on display.

Btw, whomever came up with the idea/execution of the bike placards is awesome. I've attended a...
09-16-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,520
Posted By Drillium Dude

Not a lot of room for error on that section of...

Not a lot of room for error on that section of the trail, is there?

Nevertheless, a beautiful place to ride a bike :)

DD
09-16-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,221
Posted By Drillium Dude

+1 This seems to have become a theme lately;...

+1

This seems to have become a theme lately; there's all this build-up, then next-to-nothing after the big event. Those couple pics of the long lines of bikes outside in the bright sunlight had me...
09-15-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,693
Posted By Drillium Dude

Once I would've said yes, but I found out...

Once I would've said yes, but I found out recently I don't have the precision required anymore :(

Oh, well - I had a brief, shining moment where I had skillz. Moving on :)

DD
09-15-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,520
Posted By Drillium Dude

It wasn't wet when we started, and it never got...

It wasn't wet when we started, and it never got so wet we were sending up roostertails from our tires, but it wasn't my best ride of the summer, let's put it that way.
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