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08-15-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 608
Posted By gugie

You're going to get a ton of recommendations, but...

You're going to get a ton of recommendations, but 32mm tires aren't terribly wide. Bottom line, if you stay away from pure racing frames built in the 80's on up you'll probably be fine. Heck, most...
08-12-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,369
Posted By gugie

From the OP: "My nice bike is 56/56, 73/73...

From the OP:
"My nice bike is 56/56, 73/73 with 650b and it fits quite nicely and looks proportionate."
56cm is a 22" frame. Schwinn Voyageur SP in 1982 came in 2" increments....
08-11-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,776
Posted By gugie

Andy_K appeased the bicycle gods by bringing an...

Andy_K appeased the bicycle gods by bringing an extra set of pedals.
Take note for future tours, or just stop using crappy pedals (cough, Spaghetti Legs, cough, cough, nlerner).
08-11-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 391
Posted By gugie

Hmm, Rivendell's been selling crotcheted gloves...

Hmm, Rivendell's been selling crotcheted gloves for a long time (https://www.rivbike.com/products/summer-gloves-xxxl?variant=30558174989). Right now they're $24.
08-11-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By gugie

All I can say is ditto to this post...

All I can say is ditto to this post (https://www.bikeforums.net/22604409-post5.html) and this one (https://www.bikeforums.net/22604460-post9.html). When I do framework I typically check for a squared...
08-10-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,776
Posted By gugie

Clearly your fault, Van, for not joining up with...

Clearly your fault, Van, for not joining up with us on this tour.
:D
08-10-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,776
Posted By gugie

Who did you send it to? Just checked my PM's,...

Who did you send it to? Just checked my PM's, nothing from you, and I'm sure we would have gladly given one beer from each of us for your services!

Better yet, join us next time and ride!
08-09-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,776
Posted By gugie

Ben's not a BFer, but he did post a Flickr album....

Ben's not a BFer, but he did post a Flickr album. I'll steal some pix and post here.
...
08-08-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,776
Posted By gugie

Coincidence? I think not. So it is clear...

Coincidence?
I think not.

So it is clear that Neal doesn't have to actually be physically present on a ride to guarantee good weather. It's only necessary to have some relic from his past present...
08-08-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,776
Posted By gugie

Compare and contrast - winter vs summer tour

In 2019 (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1167418-last-winter-tour-willamette-valley.html) seven of us did this tour. It was more or less the same tour, day 1 route was mostly east of the...
08-08-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,776
Posted By gugie

day 3

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/52272172805_e53e55a3aa_b_b8215456621f48cd83d80c6958170f1b0ee66bae.jpg
Saw more of the Willamette River this day...
08-08-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,776
Posted By gugie

day 2

Salem to Corvallis

Didn't get many pics this day.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/52271702553_c3e7588a79_b_3ce1c24c3ebda9603513b0e530205595f422e0e0.jpg
We...
08-07-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,776
Posted By gugie

Back home after a great time with 7 good friends....

Back home after a great time with 7 good friends. It got hot every afternoon, we adapted and rode early, typically ending our riding day around 1. Since the daily riding mileage was under 60 miles...
08-05-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,776
Posted By gugie

day 1

A pic from day 1

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/afe03050_1968_44cf_8b53_3bf24f74582f_327e765d82f349707480ee2a550b408cbf66acda.jpeg
north of Forest Grove
08-04-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 618
Posted By gugie

13 year old girl is probably not going to grow...

13 year old girl is probably not going to grow taller - women mature earlier than men (in many ways!) Women also tend to have longer leg to height ratio. 99% of the BF CVer's that post here are men,...
08-04-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 782
Posted By gugie

What would be crazy is to try and build up a...

What would be crazy is to try and build up a Super Course with all OEM components. Search through our archives and you'll find them built up as fixies, triple cranks, 3 speed, upright or drop bars,...
08-03-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,093
Posted By gugie

If you love that, more Chapman bike porn can be...

If you love that, more Chapman bike porn can be seen here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/chapmancycles/albums). This guy's the full package, a full constructeur. He's got his own crank and brake...
08-03-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,093
Posted By gugie

I've seen pictures of Brian Chapman using 40%...

I've seen pictures of Brian Chapman using 40% silver to join stainless droputs to CrMo chainstays. For those that wonder why this is important, high silver content brazing fillers don't easily build...
08-02-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,093
Posted By gugie

I'm sorry, I made the mistake of feeding the...

I'm sorry, I made the mistake of feeding the troll.
08-02-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,093
Posted By gugie

"One accurate measurement is worth a thousand...

"One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions."
Admiral Grace Hopper

"...heaviest..."
...
08-02-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,093
Posted By gugie

It is if it doesn't need filing after brazing....

It is if it doesn't need filing after brazing. Jack Taylor is a great vintage example, Jeff Lyon is a modern master of the technique.
...
08-02-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By gugie

Damn, I have enough cut offs and old lugs to make...

Damn, I have enough cut offs and old lugs to make one of those...
08-02-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,483
Posted By gugie

I've been spreading frames for years, most of...

I've been spreading frames for years, most of them are vintage frames going from 120 to 130mm. I'd make sure you have it done by someone who knows what they're doing, and will keep the rear wheel...
08-02-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,907
Posted By gugie

Well, looks like we're both wrong. From your...

Well, looks like we're both wrong. From your link:

"This is the second lightest rear derailleur ever built by Suntour, as the Cyclone Mark II (RD-3500 Short Cage) beat it by 9 grams! "
08-01-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By gugie

In a world where some of my favorite old bike...

In a world where some of my favorite old bike shops are closing down, Eroica California is on the ropes, and pandemic related cancellations have killed many bicycle events, it's great to know that...
08-01-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,192
Posted By gugie

May lose money on that, but I could make it up on...

May lose money on that, but I could make it up on the volume.

A few years ago nlerner took me on a bicycle tour of Boston. We stopped for coffee, because Neal.
...
07-30-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,907
Posted By gugie

2nd lightest, and IMO 2nd prettiest derailleur of...

2nd lightest, and IMO 2nd prettiest derailleur of all time. Huret Jubilee is lightest and prettiest in my book, but a Cyclone will outshift it 6 days a week and twice on Sunday.

GT Version on my...
07-29-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,192
Posted By gugie

I'm riding with my publicist tomorrow, we will...

I'm riding with my publicist tomorrow, we will discuss.
07-28-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 822
Posted By gugie

Spring break, freshman year in college, flew up...

Spring break, freshman year in college, flew up from Santa Barbara to SF with a buddy and two boxed bikes. 2nd day we made it to the outskirts of Pacific Grove on California Hwy 1 and it was getting...
07-27-22, 08:22 PM
07-27-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,017
Posted By gugie

You're now dead to me. :50:

You're now dead to me.
:50:
07-26-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,017
Posted By gugie

Anything new Shimano is dead to me.

Anything new Shimano is dead to me.
07-26-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,850
Posted By gugie

Did someone say turkey vultures? ...

Did someone say turkey vultures?

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x800/52046173785_369f4db9f3_o_173955c4de85666e4dd8a771dc9c3d22520d2035.jpg
07-26-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,192
Posted By gugie

The answer...

The answer (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gugie)

Can't make this stuff up, folks.
07-26-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,192
Posted By gugie

Wrong. Gotta be at least 10 lbs for my...

Wrong. Gotta be at least 10 lbs for my endorsement.
...
07-26-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,776
Posted By gugie

Introducing the riders

Here's the gang I've got signed up.

First the recidivists from the 2019 Last Winter Tour of the Willamette Valley
Bob Freeman, Northbend Washington (no BF handle, posts often on the CR list)...
07-25-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,467
Posted By gugie

Ultralights will flat more often, I'd only...

Ultralights will flat more often, I'd only recommend them for skinny riders who might notice the difference.

Make sure you get a good finance rate.
07-25-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 321
Posted By gugie

Same issue here. Quills were often removed with a...

Same issue here. Quills were often removed with a hacksaw, or just use track style pedals.
...
07-25-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,776
Posted By gugie

We're hugging the Willamette River the entire...

We're hugging the Willamette River the entire route, might have a detour or two to do some of this:
...
07-25-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,776
Posted By gugie

I'm going with whatever recommendation Salem...

I'm going with whatever recommendation Salem local johnnyace recommends. It's good to have current, local knowledge, that way if it breaks bad I have someone else to blame. ;)
07-25-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,776
Posted By gugie

Yeah, I thought of you, right up your alley, also...

Yeah, I thought of you, right up your alley, also knowing you've already spent a buncha chits on your trip out here.
07-25-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,776
Posted By gugie

Summer Tour of the Willamette Valley - Portland to Eugene, Oregon Aug 5-7

Those that have little else going in their lives that they have the time and inclination to read through my wordy missives on bike tours planned and persued may remember the 2019 Last Winter Tour of...
07-25-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,419
Posted By gugie

Unfortunately all of the great owner operated...

Unfortunately all of the great owner operated bike shops we knew and remember eventually go out of business. The only ones that will last are the corporate owned ones (Trek, Specialized) that are run...
07-23-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,474
Posted By gugie

I'd call it a bad a$$ bike.

I'd call it a bad a$$ bike.
07-23-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,474
Posted By gugie

Thanks, I'll do that when I get a chance. Matt...

Thanks, I'll do that when I get a chance. Matt purchased it from the original owner, I believe, and has that info, but it's always good to know more about the provenance.
07-23-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By gugie

I'm sticking with my original reply.

I'm sticking with my original reply.
07-23-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,474
Posted By gugie

My pix...

My pix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gugie/albums/72177720300116984)
Matt's pix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/north_bend/albums/72157650726239728) (better, more plentiful)
Impressions ...
07-23-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,474
Posted By gugie

For some reason I had never seen your Flickr...

For some reason I had never seen your Flickr site, now it's on my "follow". Such wonderful pictures, and knowing you spent some time in Portlandia years ago makes me happy.

On a business trip...
07-23-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By gugie

"One accurate measurement is worth a thousand...

"One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions."

Put a straight edge on it.
07-22-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,510
Posted By gugie

Yeah, looking at the weekend of 9/25 for that....

Yeah, looking at the weekend of 9/25 for that. Call it Bob's Big Shoe Light.
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