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08-04-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 430
Posted By Andy_K

I used a rattle can to paint the lugs on my...

I used a rattle can to paint the lugs on my 3Rensho Allez. Not a contrasting color, but some previous owner had sanded the original paint off of them.
...
08-02-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 581
Posted By Andy_K

I recently built a bike with 27" Vittoria Zaffiro...

I recently built a bike with 27" Vittoria Zaffiro tires. They're cheap and weren't unpleasant to ride.

I'm going to go counter to many of the comments above and say that I don't see the value of...
08-02-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,934,247
Posted By Andy_K

Yesterday my would-be riding partner on a planned...

Yesterday my would-be riding partner on a planned ride had to cancel at the last minute. Having spent the morning contemplating the fact that I had planned a route with more climbing than I wanted to...
07-28-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,281
Posted By Andy_K

Speaking just for myself, even past glory...

Speaking just for myself, even past glory requires a certain amount of delusion. I came in second in a spelling bee once....
07-26-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,281
Posted By Andy_K

This weekend, I finished off the mileage portion...

This weekend, I finished off the mileage portion of the challenge in fantastic style. Dfrost and gugie accompanied me on an epic journey to return the Takara from whence it came.
...
07-21-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,139
Posted By Andy_K

I've done this a couple of times recently. A...

I've done this a couple of times recently. A cheap $8 new binder bolt plus a minute with the Dremel tool and Bob's your uncle.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50584840437_e95d3a8021_c.jpg...
07-21-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,315
Posted By Andy_K

I had mine setup like that for a while. ...

I had mine setup like that for a while.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4222/34045418424_29fbbf3d45_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TStELQ)

I moved back to 700c when I built my 650B Grand Jubilé, but...
07-21-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,315
Posted By Andy_K

You know, when I saw the title of this thread the...

You know, when I saw the title of this thread the first bike that came to mind was my Sequoia, but I see it was already here. ;)

It fits me perfectly, BTW.
...
07-20-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By Andy_K

I'm always happy to join in on spreading the good...

I'm always happy to join in on spreading the good news of Gitane!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51050461141_bb6aec6740_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kM9Xwv)
07-20-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,281
Posted By Andy_K

Sounds like you used some serious citrus on the...

Sounds like you used some serious citrus on the Sirrus.



The previous owner of your bike must have visited the same shop as the previous owner of gugie 's Raleigh. I saw the stuff (which he...
07-16-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,538
Posted By Andy_K

I think it's a cool bike and would be well worth...

I think it's a cool bike and would be well worth restoring if you enjoy restoring things. randyjawa is right, you wouldn't be able to sell it for anything near what it would cost you to restore....
07-16-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,934,247
Posted By Andy_K

Newport is nice. We stayed in Depoe Bay and did...

Newport is nice. We stayed in Depoe Bay and did most of our touristing in Lincoln City, but if I were to live in one of these places Newport would be the choice. The daily high temperatures were...
07-15-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,934,247
Posted By Andy_K

I was on vacation last week in Depoe Bay, and...

I was on vacation last week in Depoe Bay, and while there I rode a wonderful loop down U.S. 101 to Newport, out along Yaquina Bay to Toledo, up Highway 229 along the Siletz River and back down 101 --...
06-26-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,021
Posted By Andy_K

If you take a picture from the non-drive side...

If you take a picture from the non-drive side with the proper lighting, you may be able to see enough threads to judge which way they go. I did this once years ago, but I don’t remember how. It looks...
06-24-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 431
Posted By Andy_K

I'd check the chains with a ruler and replace as...

I'd check the chains with a ruler and replace as necessary. Chain checker tools are nice for a quick and easy reading, but many, like the Park shown above, can sometimes tell you a chain is worn when...
06-21-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,064
Posted By Andy_K

Honestly, I'm not even certain that a given...

Honestly, I'm not even certain that a given Bianchi Specialissima wouldn't be different from another one made later the same day. Certainly it would be different than another one that's a different...
06-21-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 124,755
Posted By Andy_K

Sadly, this was across the highway from me so I...

Sadly, this was across the highway from me so I didn't get a good hi-res picture.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51260754519_28dc59124e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m6JLqp)
06-21-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,934,247
Posted By Andy_K

For Father's Day, I indulged myself in a 50-mile...

For Father's Day, I indulged myself in a 50-mile ride from my sister's house, where I've been vacationing, to the Eastern Continental Divide, mostly along the Great Allegheny Passage.

A relatively...
06-16-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,281
Posted By Andy_K

That’s a very nice touch. Well played!

That’s a very nice touch. Well played!
06-12-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 124,755
Posted By Andy_K

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51243704904_2f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51243704904_2fd87b02aa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m5eoaw)
06-11-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,032
Posted By Andy_K

Welcome to the forum, Jacob! I try to keep...

Welcome to the forum, Jacob!

I try to keep my French bike habit under control. I've only got four at the moment. ;)

I think you may have seen this one before.
...
06-10-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,722
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah. Here's how non-Eroica C&V rides work in my...

Yeah. Here's how non-Eroica C&V rides work in my experience:

1) Pick a route
2) Pick a date
3) Pick a place to have food and/or beverages before, during, or after
4) Invite a bunch of people...
06-10-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,557
Posted By Andy_K

I used the 5703 crank (same ugly shape as the...

I used the 5703 crank (same ugly shape as the 6700) on the Colnago and Coppi above. The black color kind of helps it hide, but a more traditional crank with a 5-arm spider would probably look better.
06-10-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,557
Posted By Andy_K

In that case... 1983 Specialized Sequoia...

In that case...

1983 Specialized Sequoia with Gevenalle 10-speed shifters, Shimano Deore rear derailleur, SunTour XC front derailleur, and Campagnolo Racing Triple crank (something for everyone!)...
06-10-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,557
Posted By Andy_K

I can't remember what I've already shared in the...

I can't remember what I've already shared in the other thread, but since it's on another forum now, I'll just dump a bunch here. Some of these are from the "early brifter" era, but I put 10-speed on...
06-10-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,557
Posted By Andy_K

Can I be the first to ask if Double Tap are also...

Can I be the first to ask if Double Tap are also allowed on this thread? What about Gevenalle shifters? :innocent:
06-10-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,242
Posted By Andy_K

I'm against reality checks. I just want to get...

I'm against reality checks. I just want to get that on record.

I've got a friend who like to use "hookers and blow" as an alternative against which to compare his bike spending. That can make a...
06-09-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,374
Posted By Andy_K

I look like a goon anyway, so nothing lost.

I look like a goon anyway, so nothing lost.
06-09-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,374
Posted By Andy_K

I think all of you spent too much time riding...

I think all of you spent too much time riding 19mm tires.
06-06-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,281
Posted By Andy_K

My build is now complete! Final budget: ...

My build is now complete!

Final budget:

Initial bike investment: $0
Paint: $7.50 (half a can of primer and a can of color)
Decals: $9
Chain: $9
Tires: $32!! (had to order new ones, but I...
06-06-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,281
Posted By Andy_K

It was definitely a nice bargain.

It was definitely a nice bargain.
06-05-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,958
Posted By Andy_K

Wait, I thought I was voting against having a...

Wait, I thought I was voting against having a poll to see if we wanted to have a poll to see how we felt about the new forum....
06-05-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,281
Posted By Andy_K

My tires were delivered yesterday, so I was...

My tires were delivered yesterday, so I was finally ready to start building.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51225805009_48560707bd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m3DD9D)

Trying to keep this in...
06-04-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,931
Posted By Andy_K

Where would you post a thread about this one? ...

Where would you post a thread about this one?

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/cc/16/e7/cc16e799df4b4fde50a359479934ea33.jpg
06-04-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,931
Posted By Andy_K

It's a special place for people who think their...

It's a special place for people who think their bikes are cool but are wrong. I should be going over there now.
06-04-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,931
Posted By Andy_K

Retro Roadies? Nooooooo!!!!! “We got a...

Retro Roadies? Nooooooo!!!!!

“We got a present for you.”
...
06-04-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,931
Posted By Andy_K

Sure, it's aging out, but it's still called...

Sure, it's aging out, but it's still called classic rock.

Anecdotally, my 20 year old daughter is really into Pink Floyd, but she and I disagree over whether or not The Division Bell is classic....
06-03-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,931
Posted By Andy_K

No, I think it's more like music. When I was...

No, I think it's more like music. When I was growing up (in the 80's), we had "oldies" (mostly 50's to mid-60's) and we had "classic rock" (later 60's and 70's). Some of the music from the 80's...
06-03-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,931
Posted By Andy_K

But what if someone has put 11-speed electronic...

But what if someone has put 11-speed electronic shifters on a classic Schwinn Paramount (I'm looking at you RiddleOfSteel)? That certainly doesn't meet the requirements for the new forum. I also...
06-03-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,931
Posted By Andy_K

I would agree that indexed shifting takes you...

I would agree that indexed shifting takes you outside the C&V era as we have commonly understood it. The tipping point for me is that the people I want to talk to and the threads I want to read are...
06-03-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 986
Posted By Andy_K

That first pic is worrying. It's probably going...

That first pic is worrying. It's probably going to take a few cycles of gel/clean/repeat. A single application isn't likely to get that down to the good metal. As you're probably aware, the Reynolds...
06-02-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,931
Posted By Andy_K

New subforums are fine, but if my threads start...

New subforums are fine, but if my threads start getting moved there because I put indexed shifters on my C&V frames I'm going to be sad.
06-01-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,777
Posted By Andy_K

I have made one change -- I swapped out the Crank...

I have made one change -- I swapped out the Crank Bros pedals for a set of Superbe quill pedals.

These components (and the frame) are much more worn than the picture makes them look. All of it is...
06-01-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,777
Posted By Andy_K

My first taste of Superbe was on a 1984 Pinarello...

My first taste of Superbe was on a 1984 Pinarello Gran Turismo.

As purchased:
https://live.staticflickr.com/1716/24866717870_45f349c2d2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DToqT1)

This was the source of...
05-30-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,777
Posted By Andy_K

There were several generations of Superbe stuff....

There were several generations of Superbe stuff. If you care about period correctness, you need to figure out which generation you have/want. In my opinion, the mid 80's stuff was the best looking....
05-26-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,281
Posted By Andy_K

Thanks! I feel like this challenge is all about...

Thanks! I feel like this challenge is all about doing a lot with as little as possible, and I couldn't just let nlerner's barbershop seat tube go unchallenged. ;).
05-26-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,281
Posted By Andy_K

After stringing together as much patience as I...

After stringing together as much patience as I could manage, I'm now ready to declare the finish work on the Takara frame done (minus a few spots that may need touch up). I was really pleased with...
05-26-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,934,247
Posted By Andy_K

I had to eat the sandwich before buying meats...

I had to eat the sandwich before buying meats because when we first got there I wanted at least one of everything. I ended up with just the ribeyes and some chorizo sausage links. I’ve gotten their...
05-26-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,934,247
Posted By Andy_K

gugie and I drove down to Sisters today with the...

gugie and I drove down to Sisters today with the plan of riding up McKenzine Pass. Unfortunately, when we got to the gate this happened:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ew8bJLrWUAkTzDP.jpg

For...
05-23-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By Andy_K

I don’t know what it is, but Insidious C....

I don’t know what it is, but Insidious C. Probably does. He has one very much like it, if not the same model.
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