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07-24-21, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Drillium Dude

Had a spoke failure at the nipple when about 5...

Had a spoke failure at the nipple when about 5 miles into Friday's ride (Colnago). I bent it a little bit so as to trap it between a couple neighboring spokes. Got home safely at very low speed; this...
07-22-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 122,059
Posted By Drillium Dude

Pretty sure this vehicle is motorized: ...

Pretty sure this vehicle is motorized:

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Note he's looking out the window to his...
07-22-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,919,169
Posted By Drillium Dude

JRA today, but still got 50+ in the process....

JRA today, but still got 50+ in the process. First ride on the Casati in forever - enjoy!
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07-20-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,633
Posted By Drillium Dude

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DD
07-20-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,919,169
Posted By Drillium Dude

After 21 straight days of riding I took Sunday...

After 21 straight days of riding I took Sunday off, then got back to it today with 30 on the Colnago. No, the route's not as steep as it seems in the first pic :)
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07-18-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,806
Posted By Drillium Dude

Exactly. Let's all enjoy some nice things :) ...

Exactly. Let's all enjoy some nice things :)

Top of Colnago's line in 1983, the Nuovo Mexico - the pantographing puts it over the top of all my other rides:
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07-18-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,919,169
Posted By Drillium Dude

Yes, it was - and also member Wildwood , too....

Yes, it was - and also member Wildwood , too. Happy Birthday to you both - here's to many more, with many more miles of cycling along the way :thumb:

DD
07-17-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17,549
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Posted By Drillium Dude

For my birthday I'd wanted to do a century on...

For my birthday I'd wanted to do a century on five different bikes; I got 80% of the way to my goal but ran out of daylight :)

Started with tubulars and some tight gearing:
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07-14-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17,549
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Posted By Drillium Dude

Tested out both my new camera and the new...

Tested out both my new camera and the new non-indexed approach to shifting the Davidson's FD. Beautiful day for around 40 miles of smooth trail with little wind in either direction. The FD shifts...
07-12-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 908
Posted By Drillium Dude

The nod is likely to go to the 2002 Davidson. It...

The nod is likely to go to the 2002 Davidson. It won't garner enough points to receive a Heroic stamp, but no matter. I took care of that in my only other appearance (Cino 2014) with the Colnago...
07-12-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 23,631
Posted By Drillium Dude

We get a lot of that, too - of course, without it...

We get a lot of that, too - of course, without it there wouldn't be any of that beautiful greenery :)

When the rain stops the PNW has a lot to offer:
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07-11-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 626
Posted By Drillium Dude

Nitpicker that I am, that detail didn't escape my...

Nitpicker that I am, that detail didn't escape my attention, either. However, I've come to the conclusion it's a Mavic QR lever and believe he must have had a flat at some point in the stage...
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Drillium Dude

Gios Super Record, built with Columbus SL tubing...

Gios Super Record, built with Columbus SL tubing and probably from around '79 -'80 based on the position of the gear cable guides on top of the shell and the fact the DS rear DO is drilled for a...
07-06-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 684
Posted By Drillium Dude

Fantastic work Roger M ! DD

Fantastic work Roger M !

DD
07-06-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,239
Posted By Drillium Dude

2021 hasn't been too kind to we C&V cat lovers;...

2021 hasn't been too kind to we C&V cat lovers; scarlson , beautiful gesture there at the end. Hang in there!

DD
07-05-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,919,169
Posted By Drillium Dude

First Cino preparation ride on the Iron Horse...

First Cino preparation ride on the Iron Horse trail with Alex Moll, northbend and a few other locals. We got going around 1030; little wind, misty, foggy and cool. The sun broke through about the...
07-04-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2,435
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Posted By Drillium Dude

Another 9th life ends...so sorry for your loss,...

Another 9th life ends...so sorry for your loss, KenCT . She looked like a fine house queen :)

DD
07-04-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 146,561
Posted By Drillium Dude

Daily driver: ...

Daily driver:

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DD
07-03-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,811
Posted By Drillium Dude

Thank you for bringing extra lighting - I'd need...

Thank you for bringing extra lighting - I'd need something better than what I've got, for sure. The red blinky works fine, but it's white counterpart does little to cut the darkness in there. If Bob...
06-30-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By Drillium Dude

1981 Bianchi Super Leggera: ...

1981 Bianchi Super Leggera:

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DD
06-29-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,811
Posted By Drillium Dude

Anybody else plan on staying at the Whitefish...

Anybody else plan on staying at the Whitefish Bike Retreat? Myself and Alex are booked there in one of the 2 bunkbed men's rooms. The rate is a very reasonable $55 per night per head. There are still...
06-28-21, 01:53 AM
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Views: 3,508,020
Posted By Drillium Dude

Why not? He's America's only TDF winner :) DD

Why not? He's America's only TDF winner :)

DD
06-27-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17,549
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Posted By Drillium Dude

Man, that actually sounds like fun! But I don't...

Man, that actually sounds like fun! But I don't have the lights to get there safely at the moment :(

Anyway, I ended up riding from 1300 to 1700, getting as far south as Seattle and as far west as...
06-26-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,919,169
Posted By Drillium Dude

Rode on the supposedly-closed West Lake Sammamish...

Rode on the supposedly-closed West Lake Sammamish Boulevard down to Issaquah, even though it was 85+. Took the Colnago, but not the camera (it's kinda on the fritz right now after being dropped a...
06-25-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 37,760
Posted By Drillium Dude

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Edit: I like this combination because it contains the four basic food groups of...
06-23-21, 10:54 PM
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Posted By Drillium Dude

Burke Gilman and surface streets to Meadowbrook...

Burke Gilman and surface streets to Meadowbrook Pond, then some time in the Union Bay Natural Area:
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06-23-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,633
Posted By Drillium Dude

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DD
06-22-21, 09:47 PM
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Posted By Drillium Dude

Finally exercised the Mexico for the first time...

Finally exercised the Mexico for the first time in a long while; I swear this bike steers itself!

Low 80s here today, and not too much of a breeze to cool one off. Scale says I lost 5lbs in water...
06-21-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,239
Posted By Drillium Dude

Tears still come at a moment's notice on this...

Tears still come at a moment's notice on this end, too. During today's ride, in fact. Enjoy the time you have with him and try to be there at the end; it helped me immensely knowing Sacha wasn't...
06-21-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,392
Posted By Drillium Dude

I had to do a double-take when I noted the little...

I had to do a double-take when I noted the little detail attached to the front QR lever on the blue Miyata above. Seen at Cino 2014:
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06-20-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,811
Posted By Drillium Dude

I'll be seeing y'all there, too. Trying to...

I'll be seeing y'all there, too. Trying to coordinate with Alex Moll on driving/hotels, so I'm not sure on accommodations yet, but I registered this afternoon. I might test out my tent in Hot...
06-18-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 122,059
Posted By Drillium Dude

I hope Polly shows up often in the Show Me Your...

I hope Polly shows up often in the Show Me Your Cat thread - good on you for rescuing that little cutie :)

DD
06-17-21, 10:32 PM
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Posted By Drillium Dude

Maybe the poster is trying to get the street...

Maybe the poster is trying to get the street cleared for free :)

DD
06-09-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,281
Posted By Drillium Dude

No argument from me; all my bikes (with the sole...

No argument from me; all my bikes (with the sole exception of the one with tubulars) are outfitted with 23s for reasons 1-5 in the first post. And, as SwimmerMike noted, they do seem to be just the...
06-07-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 853
Posted By Drillium Dude

This is what a couple coats of Krylon matte...

This is what a couple coats of Krylon matte clearcoat over bare metal looks like after 3+ years:
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06-06-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,738
Posted By Drillium Dude

My neck thanks you :) DD

My neck thanks you :)

DD
06-05-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,259
Posted By Drillium Dude

Absolutely I do - immediately after every ride....

Absolutely I do - immediately after every ride. Sometimes it only takes a few minutes, other times a deeper cleaning might be needed. Cleaning the bike after every ride ensures you have hands and...
06-03-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,633
Posted By Drillium Dude

One for the road :) ...

One for the road :)

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DD
06-02-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Drillium Dude

8-Speed Ergopowered 2002 Davidson 853

This Reynolds 853 frame and fork was custom-built for me at the old Elliott Bay Bicycles location back in 2002. Originally built with Super Record, in late 2011 it was converted to 8-speed Ergo with...
05-31-21, 08:04 PM
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Views: 1,919,169
Posted By Drillium Dude

Me and Jacob headed out to Snohomish to get in...

Me and Jacob headed out to Snohomish to get in around 50 miles on the Centennial Trail today. Hot! But lots of shade and a cooling breeze in our faces on the way out, which was nice to have at our...
05-30-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,919,169
Posted By Drillium Dude

I recently discovered National Park annual passes...

I recently discovered National Park annual passes are now free to veterans as well as active duty under the Military Pass exemption. REI's flagship store in South Lake Union has a Ranger desk, so I...
05-28-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,410
Posted By Drillium Dude

2011 was the year I converted this: ...

2011 was the year I converted this:

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to this:
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05-25-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 845
Posted By Drillium Dude

It happens to brass, too: ...

It happens to brass, too:

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After pulling up the rim strip and checking the rest...
05-22-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,783
Posted By Drillium Dude

Reynolds 853: ...

Reynolds 853:

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DD
05-22-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,919,169
Posted By Drillium Dude

30+ miles down to Auburn on the Green River and...

30+ miles down to Auburn on the Green River and Interurban Trails. Was in the low 60s and cloudy when we started but the sun broke out on the return. Nice and easy day on the flat with my buddy...
05-21-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,633
Posted By Drillium Dude

Thanks! Hang arm down, point forward, push the...

Thanks! Hang arm down, point forward, push the button and hope for the best :)

Another example:
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05-21-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,633
Posted By Drillium Dude

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05-20-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,919,169
Posted By Drillium Dude

Today would have been Sacha's 18th birthday. We...

Today would have been Sacha's 18th birthday. We took a leisurely 25-mile ride along the Sammamish River in street clothes to celebrate. The weather cooperated and stayed dry and warm-ish after a few...
05-20-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 898
Posted By Drillium Dude

You know, there's a lot to be said for knowing...

You know, there's a lot to be said for knowing your routes intimately. Generally I find the better I know the details the more confident - thus safer - I feel. But it's nice to just take a look at...
05-19-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By Drillium Dude

New in 2010 - first ride after restoration: ...

New in 2010 - first ride after restoration:

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Looking well-used in 2021 - last...
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