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08-01-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,618
Posted By gugie

Ha! I'll have to hook up for a ride. Andy_K is...

Ha! I'll have to hook up for a ride. Andy_K is not to far from you either. I'm in Garden Home.
07-30-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By gugie

+1 ...

+1

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07-30-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By gugie

My method is to remove the Huret Jubilee, braze a...

My method is to remove the Huret Jubilee, braze a stop on the hanger to change it from 4 o'clock to 7 o'clock, put on a modern derailleur, and sell the Jubilee for big bucks on eBay.

:D
07-29-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 588
Posted By gugie

Not me, no sir, uh-uh. More than...

Not me, no sir, uh-uh.

More than once...:innocent:
07-28-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,281
Posted By gugie

I resemble that remark.

I resemble that remark.
07-27-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,281
Posted By gugie

The Iceman cometh* *The Iceman Cometh is...

The Iceman cometh*


*The Iceman Cometh is Eugene O'Neill's marathon play about a group of drunks in a New York City bar in 1912. The characters all have their own pipe dreams. They cling to past...
07-27-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,189
Posted By gugie

Kucharik (https://www.kucharik.com/) has a better...

Kucharik (https://www.kucharik.com/) has a better selection of colors, and can ship real fast.
07-26-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,281
Posted By gugie

It turns out that the Takara was purchased by the...

It turns out that the Takara was purchased by the restaurants owner's brother, who had ridden it to the coast several times, so there was some history behind the bike that added to our enjoyment and...
07-25-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By gugie

Having ridden for years in the Bay Area, I'd have...

Having ridden for years in the Bay Area, I'd have to say that sometimes our gravel in Oregon is as good or better than your paved.

:D
07-25-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,281
Posted By gugie

That fits the $$ rule, but I'd say it's not even...

That fits the $$ rule, but I'd say it's not even a Clunker! That's just a rusty barn find that needs some TLC. Maybe a lot of TLC...

Seriously, that's worthy of stripping down, powder coating, and...
07-22-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,281
Posted By gugie

First ride, 9 miles to work ...

First ride, 9 miles to work

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First impressions:
Fairly smooth...
07-22-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,281
Posted By gugie

I bought a couple pair of these cheap at the big...

I bought a couple pair of these cheap at the big auction site awhile back. I'm worried they came from the same factory as these:
...
07-21-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,281
Posted By gugie

Rideable Super Course MkII

The build
After tearing this bike down, cleaning the frame, regreasing the main bearings, straightening the frame and fork a bit, and torching up a 7 o'clock stop on the Huret rear derailleur...
07-21-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,315
Posted By gugie

I'm flattered! Andy_K is my publicist, I...

I'm flattered!

Andy_K is my publicist, I need to acknowledge you as my P.R. person. Man, payroll is going to be upset...
07-21-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 637
Posted By gugie

I never could leave well enough alone.

I never could leave well enough alone.
07-21-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 637
Posted By gugie

Whatever you want. It's your bike. Those that...

Whatever you want. It's your bike. Those that want a bike all original are treating their bike as museum pieces, not that there's anything wrong with that.

"Back in the day" there were a lot of...
07-21-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,315
Posted By gugie

Uh, drive side QR? You put it on that side when...

Uh, drive side QR? You put it on that side when you think no one's looking?
07-20-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,315
Posted By gugie

Yeah, handlebar bag + seat bag = credit card...

Yeah, handlebar bag + seat bag = credit card tourer
Add panniers, sleeping bag, tent and cooking gear, call it a pure tourer.

Just my opinion.
07-19-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,189
Posted By gugie

Eastern Oregon, stay in Sisters, ride up McKenzie...

Eastern Oregon, stay in Sisters, ride up McKenzie Pass - it's a relatively short and easy ride up to the pass, and it's really unique and interesting. There's a campsite ouside of town that ...
07-19-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,797
Posted By gugie

Watching this thread, the thing that really bugs...

Watching this thread, the thing that really bugs me is the few and far between pics of bicycles.

Now that's a C&V cardinal rule.
07-17-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,281
Posted By gugie

With my publicist Andy_K pimping a 100km ride...

With my publicist Andy_K pimping a 100km ride from Col d'Kaylor to Vernonia, I figgered it was time to enter the insane asylum of the Clunker Challenge. His ride is next weekend, so I figured it...
07-17-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By gugie

That'll chisel out.

That'll chisel out.
07-17-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By gugie

Love it when abused, quality bikes get saved by...

Love it when abused, quality bikes get saved by someone who cares.
07-13-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,095
Posted By gugie

I had planned on taking the Lejeune I purchased...

I had planned on taking the Lejeune I purchased from obrentharris, if I had time to tripleize the cranks, put on a long cage on the NR derailleur, and swap out the tires for wider sewups, but I've...
07-11-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,456
Posted By gugie

Andy_K, it's time to start monetizing the...

Andy_K, it's time to start monetizing the Gugificazione! brand.

Start sending some marketing collateral to this Texas guy, perhaps we can both retire early...
07-07-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By gugie

I bought a bike once for the frame. Sold the...

I bought a bike once for the frame. Sold the Shimano 600 Arabesque group for more than what I paid for the entire bike, so I got a free frame and wheels.
07-07-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 672
Posted By gugie

Actually, it kinda did. Frames and parts were...

Actually, it kinda did. Frames and parts were breaking all the time, which lead to designs that wouldn't break, and they were no longer Klunkers.
07-07-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,375
Posted By gugie

There's a scene in the movie Brazil where someone...

There's a scene in the movie Brazil where someone is throwing a big party for herself after replacing every body part, one by one.
07-05-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,739
Posted By gugie

My 1948 Peugeot PH-60: ...

My 1948 Peugeot PH-60:

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You can find earlier examples from...
07-05-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 654
Posted By gugie

Fork steerers are beefy, the amount of material...

Fork steerers are beefy, the amount of material on a lower headset that presses in is relatively thin. I think you'd end up with a misshapen headset. In addion, how would you turn the headset? How...
07-05-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 958
Posted By gugie

And yet, even if so, one of them would be a Gran...

And yet, even if so, one of them would be a Gran Sport, the other a Grand Sports, one would have a derailleur hanger, the other, not...
07-04-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,189
Posted By gugie

I'm sure that Thomas has grown a lot since I last...

I'm sure that Thomas has grown a lot since I last saw him at scozim's Palouse ride! It'll be great to see you two again.
07-04-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By gugie

Without pictures, I'll assume your SLX Rossin has...

Without pictures, I'll assume your SLX Rossin has typical Italian geometry from the 80's, which means short chainstays and forks made for short reach brakes. I highly doubt a 650b x 38 tire will fit...
07-03-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,409
Posted By gugie

Well, if'n you were to ask me, yeah, I'm on call...

Well, if'n you were to ask me, yeah, I'm on call weekends and holidays, as the business I'm in is 24x7 (similar to the internet). But it would depend on the level of service agreement BF has.
07-03-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 958
Posted By gugie

Along with other gear... ...

Along with other gear...

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I know it ain't a vintage t-shirt,...
07-01-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 654
Posted By gugie

I've got one of those, and I wouldn't use it on a...

I've got one of those, and I wouldn't use it on a lower cup flange

Chemical shim ftw!
07-01-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,189
Posted By gugie

I told a buddy of mine my lowest gear on my bike...

I told a buddy of mine my lowest gear on my bike was 24 inches.

He told me his was two feet.
06-29-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,189
Posted By gugie

Time has no meaning in those parts. ;) In...

Time has no meaning in those parts. ;)

In 2019 I got a late start Sunday, rode/walked up 9 mile hill, spent a lot of time drinking beer and a martini resting at the top, probably got into Kila...
06-29-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,189
Posted By gugie

northbend's description is even better. Holding...

northbend's description is even better. Holding his thumb and forefinger a couple of milllimeters apart, he told me "Symes Hot Springs is this close to being too skanky."

In other words, perfect...
06-27-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,021
Posted By gugie

I bought a Raleigh International a few years back...

I bought a Raleigh International a few years back that had cross threaded cups (how does that happen???) Fixed cup was on the non-drive side! I clamped it on my vise and used the frame to torque it...
06-25-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,021
Posted By gugie

I try, really, I do try. If you really want...

I try, really, I do try.

If you really want to laugh, follow my publicist's (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1122513-gugificazione-definitive-history.html) posts. Now THAT guy is funny....
06-25-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,021
Posted By gugie

And here I thought that the proper method was...

And here I thought that the proper method was just to ride the bike and wait for it to unscrew itself. I believe this is known informally as the Andy_K method.
06-25-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By gugie

PM sent. The problem is almost certainly...

PM sent.

The problem is almost certainly that the distance from dropout (axle) to fork crown (A-C distance) is slightly mismatched. The solution is to match them. My method...
06-23-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,556
Posted By gugie

I believe those are Rene Herse prototoypes.

I believe those are Rene Herse prototoypes.
06-23-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,556
Posted By gugie

Inside joke. Day 3 I pooped out and only rode...

Inside joke. Day 3 I pooped out and only rode halfway to Charlottesville, so I rode into Montpelier (James Madison's estate) to cool off and rest. After the rest of the crew rode the rest of the way...
06-22-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,309
Posted By gugie

I think we're missing the obvious answer, that...

I think we're missing the obvious answer, that is, if you want to line the logo up with the valve hole.

Step 1. Remove old label by any means necessary
Step 2. Apply small sticker with said label...
06-22-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By gugie

Andy_K gave me the proper procedure for repairing...

Andy_K gave me the proper procedure for repairing Crank Brothers pedals (https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-B5SlN_kdqL8/Uk6ZKn6E3mI/AAAAAAAARbE/Iin8BFu4xFo/s320/CBmanual.jpg). One would think that something...
06-21-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,309
Posted By gugie

See, the mistake you're making is that you just...

See, the mistake you're making is that you just want a straight, dished and evenly tensioned wheel, you know, one you can ride thousands and thousands of trouble-free miles on. But tradition!
...
06-19-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,189
Posted By gugie

Iím in! Flights and room booked at the almost too...

Iím in! Flights and room booked at the almost too skanky Symes in Hot Springs.

Thanks Dave!
06-18-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,309
Posted By gugie

What, no one's mentioned that you're supposed to...

What, no one's mentioned that you're supposed to look through the valve hole and see the Campagnolo logo directly underneath? That little bit of information is in a wheelbuilding book somewhere...
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