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08-15-22, 02:28 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

Thanks! Yes, it is a Crane RD. Here's another...

Thanks! Yes, it is a Crane RD. Here's another shot of the bag mount. I'm also using of the the small TA support racks that attach to the MAFAC brake studs.
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08-12-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 767
Posted By gaucho777

Nice work. I've also filed a washed so it is...

Nice work. I've also filed a washed so it is thicker on one side than the other and used that between the nut and caliper to create toe-in. Filing the pads works, too.

Jobst Brandt on brake...
08-11-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 544
Posted By gaucho777

I love the look of the Ossobuco and Masi Prestige...

I love the look of the Ossobuco and Masi Prestige treatment, but I do wonder if it was more show than effect. It clearly looks like more material is added than removed, so the purpose must be to...
08-11-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 544
Posted By gaucho777

So nice! I've seen a lot of those images from...

So nice! I've seen a lot of those images from previous posts, but it was fun to scroll through the full album and revisit your work. Really nice close-up photography, too. With those brake calipers...
08-11-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By gaucho777

Coincidentally, I just came upon these Elite cage...

Coincidentally, I just came upon these Elite cage brackets today which I haven't seen before. They seem a bit more elegant than some of the other options.
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08-10-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By gaucho777

Not sure. More detailed pics, esp. of the lugs...

Not sure. More detailed pics, esp. of the lugs and searial number, would help if possible. Is this a bike you are considering for purchase? That rear wheel looks taco'd, so check the alignment of the...
08-10-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 113,057
Posted By gaucho777

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08-10-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By gaucho777

I had a pair of those cool Weyless clips that...

I had a pair of those cool Weyless clips that came with my Speedwell Titalite. For some reason, I brought them upstairs and "temporarily" dropped them in the family key bowl when I had to run out for...
08-09-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By gaucho777

kissnos Welcome. Looking forward to seeing your...

kissnos Welcome. Looking forward to seeing your bikes. Seems like you have a wonderful collection!

In terms of posting photos, there are a couple of ways most people do it here. One way is to...
08-09-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 93,533
Posted By gaucho777

Looks like I never shared my Gitane Gran Tourisme...

Looks like I never shared my Gitane Gran Tourisme in this thread.

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08-09-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By gaucho777

Beautiful bike. I remember when you first...

Beautiful bike. I remember when you first acquired it. Glad to see it's still around. The work sculpting those shifters is quite something. And the bars/stem combo! :love:

Yes, I believe this...
08-05-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By gaucho777

You did great for $150! Very handsome and nicely...

You did great for $150! Very handsome and nicely equipped machine. You can always stick a second bottle in a pannier or handlebar bag if you don’t want to obstruct/damage seat tube decals.
08-04-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By gaucho777

Agreed. I don't believe the 7400 skewers came...

Agreed. I don't believe the 7400 skewers came with paint fill. I like the look of the black letters on yours. I did a 740X build with blue accents, and I decided to use blue paint to fill in the...
08-04-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19,291
Views: 2,424,996
Posted By gaucho777

I've been rekindling my love affair with my LOOK...

I've been rekindling my love affair with my LOOK this week since replacing the 13-26t freewheel with a 13-30t which suits the local hills and my fitness level better. Today I went out for about a...
08-01-22, 09:25 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

I did one of my regular loop rides—a roughly...

I did one of my regular loop rides—a roughly 20-mile loop with 2,000’ of climbing—up Tunnel Road above the Claremont Resort, then along the ridge to the Grizzly Peak Summit and back home down Euclid....
07-28-22, 08:20 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

Spaghetti Legs Happy Birthday, Hugh! I love a...

Spaghetti Legs Happy Birthday, Hugh! I love a little rain on a summer ride.

Drillium Dude Jeff, Happy Belated Birthday to you as well!
07-28-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19,291
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Posted By gaucho777

I went out for short but hilly ~20 mile loop into...

I went out for short but hilly ~20 mile loop into the Berkeley Hills on the Colnago Super yesterday. About 1/4 of those miles were on gravel through scenic Tilden Park.

Along the way, I stopped by...
07-22-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,786
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Posted By gaucho777

Today would have been Robin Williamsís 71st...

Today would have been Robin Williamsís 71st birthday. This photo was posted on Twitter by his son Zak today. RIP.
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07-22-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By gaucho777

Yes I was happy to see that segment, too. When...

Yes I was happy to see that segment, too. When they showed some of the other riders with Tadej, I paused it and made out a Colnago headbage. Considering the team sponsorship, I would be surprised if...
07-21-22, 01:14 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,070
Posted By gaucho777

Thank you Drillium Dude for starting this thread....

Thank you Drillium Dude for starting this thread. So many beautiful and sublime examples in this thread. Doug Fattic, that late 70s frame is amazing--such thin and finely crafted lines. I also love...
07-19-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,491
Posted By gaucho777

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Small bridge by Malibou lake...
07-19-22, 04:09 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

Iím visiting family in SoCal for a couple days. I...

Iím visiting family in SoCal for a couple days. I went out for a short morning ride up the Rock Store climb on Mullholland Drive near Agoura, CA. I swung by Malibu Lake on the way.

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07-16-22, 06:12 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

A few C&V French autos at the Bastille Day...

A few C&V French autos at the Bastille Day celebration the Embarcadero Plaza, San Francisco, CA.

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07-15-22, 07:21 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

I went for a short 15-mile loop into the Berkeley...

I went for a short 15-mile loop into the Berkeley hills. I recently purchased a 32t freewheel for different bike. Iíd read that the 1st gen Chorus RD could handle it, too, so I thought Iíd try it out...
07-14-22, 01:18 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

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Miami Vice Ironman seen at Almanac Beer Co.,...
07-13-22, 05:10 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

Just about 20 miles from Berkeley out to...

Just about 20 miles from Berkeley out to Montclair and back, then a small loop around town. I had a long ride planned, but that egg sandwich I had for lunch wasn't sitting well, so I shortened my...
07-13-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 559
Posted By gaucho777

Another possible concern is that the chain will...

Another possible concern is that the chain will rub on the inside of the big ring when in a small-small combo. I can ignore this if it only happens in a true small-small cross-chained gear, but not...
07-08-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By gaucho777

Thanks, Roger! Lovely red Lyon you have. I recall...

Thanks, Roger! Lovely red Lyon you have. I recall when you first made a post about your bike but didnít remember the similar seat stay treatment. I notice the Jeff Lyon on Classic Rendezvous utilizes...
07-08-22, 01:07 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,491
Posted By gaucho777

Footbridge in Orinda, CA. ...

Footbridge in Orinda, CA.

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07-07-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By gaucho777

As I mentioned recently in the "What have you...

As I mentioned recently in the "What have you been wrenching on lately?" thread, I also improvised a way to get some more tension in the pedals. I like these pedals despite them being a little heavy...
07-07-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By gaucho777

Another kludge was to find a way to mount...

Another kludge was to find a way to mount recessed brakes on a frame built for nutted brakes. It was easy enough to move the front recessed brake to the rear and use a nut borrowed from another brake...
07-07-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By gaucho777

Oh, yes. Forgot to mention the freewheel. It's a...

Oh, yes. Forgot to mention the freewheel. It's a vintage Sachs Maillard freewheel.
07-07-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By gaucho777

A note about the bottom bracket. As many of you...

A note about the bottom bracket. As many of you will be aware, the Mavic 610 BB is intended to be used with the beveled edge of the lockrings turned the other way and installed on a frame with a...
07-07-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By gaucho777

Roll Up for the Mavic-al Mystery Bike: A Build Thread

A photo first before I lose the TLDR crowd:

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When I was a teenager, my first...
07-06-22, 06:42 PM
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Views: 2,424,996
Posted By gaucho777

Good catch. That's Briones Reservoir in the...

Good catch. That's Briones Reservoir in the photo, not San Pablo Reservoir. Although, you do get a view of San Pablo Reservoir from Inspiration Point, too.
07-06-22, 05:41 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

I got out for the first proper ride on my...

I got out for the first proper ride on my newly-built Mystery bike. It rode great. Really smooth and comfortable ride over fairly rough roads today. From Berkeley, I rode out east over the Berkeley...
07-06-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,928
Posted By gaucho777

I'll throw out another option. Add a Red Clover...

I'll throw out another option. Add a Red Clover triplizer (from forum member Jon Vara) and a Soma long cage for the RD (may no longer be available from Soma but they pop up on ebay from time to...
07-03-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,491
Posted By gaucho777

From today's ride...another shot of the Bay...

From today's ride...another shot of the Bay Bridge and my Merlin.



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07-03-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,057
Posted By gaucho777

I've posted this before...Speedwell Titalite on a...

I've posted this before...Speedwell Titalite on a beer run to the local Gilman Brewing Co.

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06-29-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,157
Posted By gaucho777

Vitus 979. They made so many over such a long...

Vitus 979. They made so many over such a long period of time (1979-early 90s?) and the models had few minor changes over that time. Not only were they raced at the highest levels, notably by Sean...
06-29-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,491
Posted By gaucho777

From today's ride...a footbridge connecting...

From today's ride...a footbridge connecting gravel trails behind Lake Chabot, Alameda County, CA.
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06-29-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 923
Posted By gaucho777

I live a few blocks away from Acme Bread, which...

I live a few blocks away from Acme Bread, which Jeffrey Steingarten, beloved curmudgeon food critic at Vogue, calls "the best in America." Picking up some French bread on a French Bike.
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06-29-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19,291
Views: 2,424,996
Posted By gaucho777

I just got back from my 49th birthday ride. All...

I just got back from my 49th birthday ride. All told, I got in 51 hilly miles, including about 10 miles of gravel and over 5,200' of climbing. Beautiful day for a ride with a light breeze, a few...
06-27-22, 04:43 PM
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Views: 2,424,996
Posted By gaucho777

Today was the first shakedown ride on my newly...

Today was the first shakedown ride on my newly built Mystery Bike. It's a little smaller frame than most of my other bikes but with a long stem and a little extra post showing, the fit felt great,...
06-26-22, 02:51 PM
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Views: 2,424,996
Posted By gaucho777

Today, I went out on the Merlin for a short ~15...

Today, I went out on the Merlin for a short ~15 miles or so. It's been a while since I rode this bike. A few months back, I mounted some too-big 27mm tubulars on this bike that just barely had enough...
06-26-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19,291
Views: 2,424,996
Posted By gaucho777

A couple of pcs from yesterday's ride. I...

A couple of pcs from yesterday's ride. I dicovered this house in the East Bay hills recently and decided I had to take my LOOK for a pic in front of a Mondrian-inspired backdrop.
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06-23-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,491
Posted By gaucho777

Gitane on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge ...

Gitane on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

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LOOK on small bridge by the SF Bay Trail
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06-22-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19,291
Views: 2,424,996
Posted By gaucho777

A few pics from yesterday's ride...It was hot...

A few pics from yesterday's ride...It was hot one, with temps near 90 degrees by the bay. I avoided going inland where temps are higher and stayed closer to water. That's the theme for the photos...
06-21-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By gaucho777

Echelon Cycle Works: Seeking info on vintage brand/builder

I am seeking info on the Echelon Cycle Works brand. Anybody have any info to share? I recently purchased an Echelon frame on ebay (LINK) (https://www.ebay.com/itm/175299141581) and am nearly...
06-18-22, 03:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,403
Posted By gaucho777

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