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07-31-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,984
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-35cr...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-35crMp4/0/d8c8a9de/XL/IMG_0739-XL.jpg

Your place is so far
The clouds are yet darkening
Shall I drink raindrops?

Brent
07-29-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By obrentharris

If you mean the end of the spring that is right...

If you mean the end of the spring that is right above the cable clamp screw, I believe it is right where it belongs. Mine is the same.
Brent

EDIT: Oops. Now I see the hook you mean. Yes, mine...
07-29-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By obrentharris

Evolution of a Specialites TA Part Number? BB Spindle 344

I have 3 TA spindles, all marked "344," all different lengths.

The bottom one in the photo is the oldest, having its number stamped into one of the drive side flats. Its overall length measures,...
07-28-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,513
Posted By obrentharris

Very nicely done. Great design. But you sure...

Very nicely done. Great design.
But you sure went to a lot of trouble for a guy who doesn't like to remove a front wheel!
Brent
07-27-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17,603
Views: 1,930,781
Posted By obrentharris

Just a handful of raindrops on today's ride...

Just a handful of raindrops on today's ride through the cow country of West Marin and Sonoma counties.


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-7skp5VS/0/5dae4077/XL/_DSC2469-XL.jpg

...
07-23-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 136,939
Posted By obrentharris

Not bad: More than 500 posts for bikes that,...

Not bad: More than 500 posts for bikes that, according to the OP, "get no respect."

I'm not sure where mine fit in. They are all from a time when "race" bikes had longer wheelbases, eyelets front...
07-15-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,089
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-Pbc3...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-Pbc3WV6/0/1bf587fa/XL/IMG-0956-XL.jpg

I'll be bringing the 1961 Allegro.

Like me, it's old and scarred but we both cherish our visions of grandeur....
07-15-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,984
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Salt-Point-2...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Salt-Point-2011/i-8nzt8zp/0/f344c9fc/XL/_MG_4423-XL.jpg

Passion from my youth
Poetry, rediscovered
Thank you D Q R
07-14-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,984
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-TMRm...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-TMRmNtT/0/f9756021/XL/IMG-0951-XL.jpg

Who can pass by here
Without lingering a while
Among the cattails?

Brent
07-11-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 781
Posted By obrentharris

You bought the wrong carbon bike. Don't feel...

You bought the wrong carbon bike.
Don't feel bad. I made the same mistake once. I've bought the wrong steel bike more than once.
Brent
07-10-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,738
Posted By obrentharris

At last some progress to report! Finding...

At last some progress to report! Finding derailleurs has been my largest hurdle. They are few and far between.

But first a few pictures. I took the Carlton on its first shakedown ride today, 28...
07-08-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 23,851
Posted By obrentharris

non-fixie the photos of rural France posted by...

non-fixie the photos of rural France posted by yourself and CMAW are making me very envious! Thanks for sharing them.
Brent
07-08-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 681
Posted By obrentharris

There are quite a few of us who appreciate bikes...

There are quite a few of us who appreciate bikes of this era and would consider it a worthwhile candidate for restoration.

If it were my size I would be willing to devote entirely too much money...
07-06-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,191
Posted By obrentharris

I recently came across this 50.4 BCD cottered...

I recently came across this 50.4 BCD cottered steel crankset. Drive side has the Williams logo. Non-drive side has no logo. Chamfer on back side is just a little larger on drive side crank.
Both are...
07-03-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By obrentharris

1959/60 Olmo Professional - 60cm

For sale - my 1959/60 Olmo Professional. Beautiful original paint, chrome, decals for a 60+ year old Italian bike.
Seat tube 60cm center to center. Top tube 56cm center to center.
Complete bike...
07-02-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By obrentharris

Hard to tell from the photos but the upper pulley...

Hard to tell from the photos but the upper pulley might be just lightly touching the cog in that particular combination. Tightening the "B" adjustment screw a half a turn or so would take care of...
06-29-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,295
Posted By obrentharris

This thread needs more pictures. Here's one my...

This thread needs more pictures. Here's one my wife took of me a couple years back.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-3PPPFS6/0/57ab8d4e/XL/IMG_0984-XL.jpg

Brent
06-29-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,405
Posted By obrentharris

Yet another reason why the steel Campagnolo pump...

Yet another reason why the steel Campagnolo pump head was so much better than the lightweight plastic one that came with the old Silca frame pump.

Turning around and chasing the dog is very...
06-28-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,164
Posted By obrentharris

Every thread should have pictures. A few years...

Every thread should have pictures. A few years ago we brought along our tandem on a camping road trip to British Columbia from our home in Northern California. We enjoyed numerous rides on local...
06-26-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,108
Posted By obrentharris

I'm in! My wife and I will be camping at the...

I'm in!
My wife and I will be camping at the hot springs the nights of the 27th and 28th.

I'll be riding either this:
...
06-13-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 703
Posted By obrentharris

Judging from the work done here I'd say that...

Judging from the work done here I'd say that Gugie IS the boss.
Brent
06-12-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By obrentharris

Randy, If you're willing to sell I am indeed...

Randy,
If you're willing to sell I am indeed looking for hoods like that for my Allegro project! I'd be willing to buy levers and hoods if you prefer.




Thanks for remembering me Van!
Brent
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 389,080
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-PZMF...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-PZMFxNS/0/c29631c1/XL/IMG_0808-XL.jpg
Brent
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 871
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-JgV4...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-JgV4sLJ/0/adde4f41/XL/IMG_0620-XL.jpg

Brent
06-11-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 434,480
Posted By obrentharris

I love the ingenuity that goes into these home...

I love the ingenuity that goes into these home made tools!
Brent
06-10-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 63,099
Views: 9,630,966
Posted By obrentharris

What a deal! Mark Nobilette is a very skilled...

What a deal!
Mark Nobilette is a very skilled builder with many years of experience.
If this were my size I'd be begging for facilitation.
Brent
06-07-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 74,716
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks! I'm glad to oblige: ...

Thanks! I'm glad to oblige:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-95GF9th/0/b63a8057/XL/_DSC2010-XL.jpg

Brent
06-06-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,281
Posted By obrentharris

I agree with Drillium Dude that cleanliness is...

I agree with Drillium Dude that cleanliness is next to maintenance. I try to start every ride with a clean bike.

The end of the ride is a different story. At the end of a ride a dirty bike is a...
06-05-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,225
Posted By obrentharris

Visit some scenic spot where you can ride 60...

Visit some scenic spot where you can ride 60 miles with 6,000' of climbing.
Brent
06-04-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25,973
Views: 2,663,329
Posted By obrentharris

Birthday ride. Sixty-nine miles and sixty-nine...

Birthday ride. Sixty-nine miles and sixty-nine hundred feet of climbing. I bet you can guess how old I'm turning this week.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,720
Views: 462,463
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-BFzw...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-BFzwmnL/0/531b6527/XL/IMG_0854-XL.jpg

Brent
06-03-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17,603
Views: 1,930,781
Posted By obrentharris

My birthday is rapidly approaching. This is my...

My birthday is rapidly approaching. This is my last chance for a birthday ride in my sixties, so why not double up? 69 miles and 6,900 feet of climbing.
Here's my route....
06-02-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17,603
Views: 1,930,781
Posted By obrentharris

fabiofarelli those green lanes certainly look...

fabiofarelli those green lanes certainly look idyllic! Do you have many miles of those in The Netherlands?
Brent
05-30-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 393,895
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks for looking. I'm holding out for...

Thanks for looking.
I'm holding out for Weinmann since the bike they will go on is an Allegro.
Brent
05-29-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,592
Posted By obrentharris

I don't regret any that I've sold, traded, or...

I don't regret any that I've sold, traded, or given away.

I only regret the ones that were taken from me; the rod brake Raleigh 3-speed with the fully enclosed chain that my mother sent to the...
05-24-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By obrentharris

What a fine bike! I'm glad you have decided to...

What a fine bike!
I'm glad you have decided to retain its character, and I'm once again grateful to juvela for all of the knowledge he shares about bikes of this vintage.
Brent
05-23-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17,603
Views: 1,930,781
Posted By obrentharris

What a great bike! Bless the custom...

What a great bike!
Bless the custom framebuilders. They are the saviors of those folks whom the factory bikes just don't fit.
Brent
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 389,080
Posted By obrentharris

Abbot's Lagoon, Point Reyes National Seashore ...

Abbot's Lagoon, Point Reyes National Seashore

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-NBVs34N/0/57327c8d/XL/IMG_0766-XL.jpg

Brent
05-23-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 294,304
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-8zzw...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-8zzwZkz/0/2d688068/XL/IMG_0819-XL.jpg

Brent
05-22-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17,603
Views: 1,930,781
Posted By obrentharris

Even on the weekends I can escape most of the...

Even on the weekends I can escape most of the crowds at the National Seashore by visiting those out-of-the-way places. Drakes Estero and Mount Vision today. 35 miles, 3,700' of climbing, sunny and...
05-21-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17,603
Views: 1,930,781
Posted By obrentharris

Today I rode my "Lazy Little Local Loops," a 12...

Today I rode my "Lazy Little Local Loops," a 12 mile mix of pavement and dirt. The hills are turning brown here, but still some good wild flowers.
...
05-20-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,415
Posted By obrentharris

I'll paraphrase a friend of mine from the...

I'll paraphrase a friend of mine from the seventies:

"I started out backpacking.
Then I started climbing mountains because it made the backpacking more challenging.
Then I started rock climbing...
05-20-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 609,642
Posted By obrentharris

Bolinas Ridge, Point Reyes National Seashore: ...

Bolinas Ridge, Point Reyes National Seashore:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-835gxQz/0/674332b0/XL/IMG_0795-XL.jpg

...
05-20-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By obrentharris

Allez Aluminum Water Bottle / Bidon Resurrected

I recently came across this old aluminum bottle in a state of disrepair. It had been languishing in a shed for many years.
Looking at old Tour de France photos it appears that aluminum bottles...
05-18-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,375
Posted By obrentharris

Is this an intentional juxtaposition, Fumio...

Is this an intentional juxtaposition, Fumio Sasaki and this impressive watch collection?
A new direction perhaps?
Brent
05-15-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By obrentharris

Great! "The Eternal Second" obviously had a...

Great!
"The Eternal Second" obviously had a good sense of humor.
Brent
05-13-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By obrentharris

It looks like Roger M and I did similar trips in...

It looks like Roger M and I did similar trips in opposite directions.
I drove 1,300 miles round trip between Lagunitas, California and Hillsboro, Oregon to buy this tandem. As you can see from the...
05-12-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,769
Posted By obrentharris

I think Peter (not Michael) Johnson is a strong...

I think Peter (not Michael) Johnson is a strong possibility. He is a Bay Area guy and certainly built bikes with very similar shot-in seat stays and similar work on the fork crown.
If my hunch is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,669
Posted By obrentharris

Bouré does custom sizes. Brent

Bouré does custom sizes.
Brent
05-09-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,464
Posted By obrentharris

Start here! Then go on another gravel ride, and...

Start here!
Then go on another gravel ride, and another. By then you'll have an idea whether you are headed in the right direction.
We can all tell you what we like but none of us can tell you...
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