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02-26-24, 04:28 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

Totally tubular beer. ...

Totally tubular beer.

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02-22-24, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21,556
Views: 2,995,615
Posted By gaucho777

It seems like a long time since I last posted in...

It seems like a long time since I last posted in this thread. Most of my riding lately has been limited to commuting. The rain left town today and I did manage to take the LOOK out for almost 35...
02-01-24, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By gaucho777

Sorry, slowpokes! I’m the purchaser. I replied...

Sorry, slowpokes! I’m the purchaser. I replied via DM within 45 min of the original post. I was in a rush and didn’t post a comment in this thread here as well.
01-23-24, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 668
Posted By gaucho777

Sounds like you have the right size tires. You do...

Sounds like you have the right size tires. You do need to stretch them out a bit before glueing. The first mounting can be a challenge but stick with it. Once you get it on the rim, inflate it to max...
01-22-24, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8,685
Views: 1,075,673
Posted By gaucho777

New cotters from France for my Peugeot. ...

New cotters from France for my Peugeot.

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01-22-24, 04:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,746
Posted By gaucho777

I’m spoiled with mild winters here in the SF Bay...

I’m spoiled with mild winters here in the SF Bay area, but when it does rain (like today), I take my fendered Gitane Grand Tourisme. Something weird happened with the lighting on the rims. They're...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-24, 03:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,477
Posted By gaucho777

Tundra Man, you have my respect. This photo was...

Tundra Man, you have my respect. This photo was taken in front of the school where I teach. My daily commute is just over 8 miles roundtrip, but I get some nice climbs and views, such as this sunset...
01-17-24, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21,556
Views: 2,995,615
Posted By gaucho777

Just my daily commute. Yesterday it rained and I...

Just my daily commute. Yesterday it rained and I took my bike with fenders. Today was shorts weather with just a t-shirt and thin shell on top. :p
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01-16-24, 11:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,934
Posted By gaucho777

I have an '86 LOOK KG86 - bonded carbon to alloy...

I have an '86 LOOK KG86 - bonded carbon to alloy lugs. I was very excited to get the frame (here from another forum member) as it made a pair with my steel LOOK 753 from the same year in the La Vie...
01-07-24, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21,556
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Posted By gaucho777

Just a short but hilly ride during a...

Just a short but hilly ride during a football-watching break. Just over 15 miles but over 1,800’ of climbing. A cool, clear, and sunny day. Apricity is in the air in the SF Bay Area.
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01-04-24, 01:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,738
Posted By gaucho777

Great job on the bracket mount. That said, in my...

Great job on the bracket mount. That said, in my experience, that style of cage is not well-suited for a handlebar mount. There is too much weight bearing on the bottom forward elbows of the cage. I...
12-31-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By gaucho777

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Montrose Cycle Club annual race, 1985. Photo by Robert Franklin.
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12-31-23, 12:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,818
Posted By gaucho777

Cool that you got to meet Harriet (widow of...

Cool that you got to meet Harriet (widow of Sheldon Brown, for those who don’t know) and hold that frame. Harriet was a guest on the Outspoken Podcast, and you can hear her tell the story of the...
12-30-23, 01:52 PM
Replies: 82,637
Views: 13,917,009
Posted By gaucho777

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/d/walnut-cree...

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/d/walnut-creek-cinelli-sc-chrome-55cm/7702154438.htmlCinelli SC -- 1960 -- Chrome -- 55cm - $1,900 (walnut creek...
12-29-23, 03:17 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,755
Posted By gaucho777

My Speedwell is nice to look at and smooth when...

My Speedwell is nice to look at and smooth when on a lineóthe ti fork sucks up the roadóbut not really confidence-inducing. Keep in mind that Iím 200+ pounds. The frame has eyelets but the one time I...
12-28-23, 10:24 PM
Replies: 21,556
Views: 2,995,615
Posted By gaucho777

A friend gave me a nice, lightly-used pair of FMB...

A friend gave me a nice, lightly-used pair of FMB clincher tires. I usually set up my race bikes with tubulars, but this was good cause to dust off the old training wheels for my old Parkpre (teenage...
12-23-23, 01:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,518
Posted By gaucho777

1. Avoid user-error crashes. Sometimes s**t...

1. Avoid user-error crashes. Sometimes s**t happens but a lot of s**t can be avoided. Gonna try my best to avoid that which can be avoided. I’m learning to be more cautious and attentive after a...
12-22-23, 03:04 AM
Replies: 7,481
Views: 882,512
Posted By gaucho777

Thanks merziac

Thanks merziac
12-22-23, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7,481
Views: 882,512
Posted By gaucho777

I love your Landshark! Also whereíd you get those...

I love your Landshark! Also whereíd you get those water bottles? Hoping they might still be available for my Look.
12-22-23, 12:08 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,755
Posted By gaucho777

Into the 80s and the aero era…drilling holes in...

Into the 80s and the aero era…drilling holes in the bars for cables before grooved bars were common.

+1 to Bullseye pulleys and alloy/ti replacement bolts.

Banana stickers on the rim…maybe it...
12-21-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21,556
Views: 2,995,615
Posted By gaucho777

After a few days of rain, today was a beautiful...

After a few days of rain, today was a beautiful day in the mid-60s in the SF Bay Area. Iím trying to make the most of my winter break, so I headed out for a nice 35-ish mile loop. Starting in...
12-19-23, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21,556
Views: 2,995,615
Posted By gaucho777

We had a break in the rains this afternoon, so I...

We had a break in the rains this afternoon, so I took the opportunity to squeeze in 25 hilly miles, one of my usual loops. Youíve seen this view before, but worth repeating (SF & Golden Gate Bridge...
12-16-23, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21,556
Views: 2,995,615
Posted By gaucho777

Great Stone Face Park, not far from Indian Rock,...

Great Stone Face Park, not far from Indian Rock, but a little ways down the hill on the other side of the Arlington.
12-15-23, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21,556
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Posted By gaucho777

I took my Gitane for the last commute day of the...

I took my Gitane for the last commute day of the year (woohoo winter break!) and stopped by the park for a photo on the way home.
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12-02-23, 10:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,039
Posted By gaucho777

Looks good. Black saddle definitely a better...

Looks good. Black saddle definitely a better choice than the brown imho. Personally, I’d stick with the polished post and consider white tape to tie in with the graphics.

For your consideration,...
11-26-23, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,113
Views: 149,679
Posted By gaucho777

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11-09-23, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 573
Posted By gaucho777

For your consideration, here's my "icy blue"...

For your consideration, here's my "icy blue" Colnago Super:
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10-26-23, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By gaucho777

I'd give you the green light. Comparable...

I'd give you the green light.

Comparable weight on my end. My weight fluctuates but typically around 210 (+/- 10).

I've got a couple pairs of Fiamme Red wheels that I rotate around a few bikes....
Forum: Commuting
10-25-23, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By gaucho777

That's a nice commute! I also mostly ride on the...

That's a nice commute! I also mostly ride on the road, but there's a short trail that leads directly to my work. Sometimes I'll take the trail on the way home when I have extra time after work. I...
10-24-23, 04:40 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,664
Posted By gaucho777

Most of my projects start off as frames, and then...

Most of my projects start off as frames, and then I build slowly with a combination of parts from my bins and odds & ends gathered piecemeal. The most I paid at time of purchase was $550 for my...
10-13-23, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21,556
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Posted By gaucho777

I took the long way home, turning my 8-mile...

I took the long way home, turning my 8-mile round-trip commute into 24 loaded and hilly miles. I was rewarded with some fine evening views of the bay.
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10-11-23, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21,556
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Posted By gaucho777

Happy Birthday, Prowler! :beer: Way leads on...

Happy Birthday, Prowler! :beer:

Way leads on to way…
10-10-23, 08:50 PM
Replies: 21,556
Views: 2,995,615
Posted By gaucho777

Just my regular commuteó4 miles up in the...

Just my regular commuteó4 miles up in the morning, and a downhill return on my way back. It was raining lightly in the morning, so I took my one bike with fenders.

...
10-10-23, 02:02 AM
Replies: 21,556
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Posted By gaucho777

curbtender Nope, did not make it down the hill....

curbtender Nope, did not make it down the hill. I’ve got a triple on the Colnago, so the 17% grade sign wasn’t too much of a deterrent. I was curious to see all the development since I haven’t been...
10-09-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21,556
Views: 2,995,615
Posted By gaucho777

Itís been a while since Iíve had a chance to post...

Itís been a while since Iíve had a chance to post in this thread. Other than commuting, which I started a couple months ago, today was the first noteworthy ride since a crash early this summer. After...
09-27-23, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By gaucho777

^Thanks, Slowride79 57cm is great for me....

^Thanks, Slowride79

57cm is great for me. PM sent.


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09-04-23, 07:36 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,815
Posted By gaucho777

Kabuki12 Oh no, Joe! So sorry to hear about your...

Kabuki12 Oh no, Joe! So sorry to hear about your fall. As you know, I’m sitting out this year, too. All my best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. Hope to see you next year. -Randy
08-30-23, 08:09 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 188,499
Posted By gaucho777

Motobecane Grand Jubile, built from frame up....

Motobecane Grand Jubile, built from frame up. Long-reach brakes: check. Eyelets:check. Clearance for 32mm tires: I raise it to 34mm.

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08-28-23, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By gaucho777

I know you found what you needed already, but I'm...

I know you found what you needed already, but I'm curious about what you meant by "Campy cable." Are you referring to the head diameter? If so, you can always file down the head to the right diameter...
08-28-23, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21,556
Views: 2,995,615
Posted By gaucho777

I rode my newly-built Motobecane Grand Jubilee to...

I rode my newly-built Motobecane Grand Jubilee to work and took the road less traveled on the way home.

...
08-26-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3,207
Views: 404,210
Posted By gaucho777

Found a use for some bent bars: ...

Found a use for some bent bars:


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08-18-23, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21,556
Views: 2,995,615
Posted By gaucho777

Iíve got a nice mate for your wifeís mixte. I...

Iíve got a nice mate for your wifeís mixte. I took my GJ out today the first time, notwithstanding a couple short spins around the block. In fact it was the first time Iíve ridden a bike in nearly...
08-13-23, 11:27 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,815
Posted By gaucho777

I crashed on June 24 and broke my clavicle plus a...

I crashed on June 24 and broke my clavicle plus a bunch of ribs. I havenít been on a ride since, though I hope to get back in the saddle this week. Iím bracing for an Eroica sufferfest.
08-12-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By gaucho777

Doc, that was a generous offer. What a mensch!...

Doc, that was a generous offer. What a mensch! :thumb:
08-04-23, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7,481
Views: 882,512
Posted By gaucho777

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I was 11, turned 12, living in SoCal, during the 1984 Olympics in Los...
08-04-23, 01:43 AM
Replies: 7,481
Views: 882,512
Posted By gaucho777

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08-03-23, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7,481
Views: 882,512
Posted By gaucho777

I just finished the first draft of my Motobecane...

I just finished the first draft of my Motobecane Grand Jubilee project. These aren’t the tires I plan to use. I have some 34mm gravel tubular tires I plan to use instead. However, I wanted to see...
08-02-23, 12:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,543
Posted By gaucho777

A Rube Goldberg competition? Subscribed! :thumb:...

A Rube Goldberg competition? Subscribed! :thumb: :popcorn
07-29-23, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 706
Posted By gaucho777

Nice job on the Motos. :thumb: I’m also...

Nice job on the Motos. :thumb:

I’m also working on a Grand Jubilee, purchased as a frame only. It looks similar to the one you have except in silver and black and bereft of the tubing decal. Does...
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