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08-13-18, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Lamplight

Those are mid 2000s (?) Campy Centaur brothers.

Those are mid 2000s (?) Campy Centaur brothers.
09-09-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19,584
Views: 2,449,455
Posted By Lamplight

Haven't been able to post in a while, but I'm off...

Haven't been able to post in a while, but I'm off this week and got to go for a spin today. I rode to Galbraith Mountain to explore logging roads. This mountain is a playground for mountain bikers,...
08-09-15, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 956,354
Posted By Lamplight

Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!
08-07-15, 08:24 PM
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Views: 956,354
Posted By Lamplight

Thanks! I'm really enjoying it so far, though I...

Thanks! I'm really enjoying it so far, though I haven't had a chance to ride it as much as I'd like.
07-25-15, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 956,354
Posted By Lamplight

Not sure if this counts since the frame and fork...

Not sure if this counts since the frame and fork are actually new, but it's vintage-inspired and I built it with some older parts.
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04-11-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 90,288
Posted By Lamplight

Some recent pictures from Whatcom and Skagit...

Some recent pictures from Whatcom and Skagit Counties, in the Northwest of Washington.

From Chuckanut Ridge, looking over Bellingham and Canada...
04-06-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 34,132
Posted By Lamplight

That was my Bertoni, but I sold it years ago. ...

That was my Bertoni, but I sold it years ago. Eventually my preferences changed and now I prefer bikes with more tire and fender clearance, but that Bertoni was easily the best racing bike I've ever...
12-28-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,257
Posted By Lamplight

I think routing the cables under the bar tape...

I think routing the cables under the bar tape looks better, and with modern cable housing I doubt friction would be a problem, but I don't like the way cables feel under my bar tape. And why I use...
11-09-14, 02:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,362
Posted By Lamplight

For me, the most obvious reason I like old parts...

For me, the most obvious reason I like old parts and classically inspired newer components is because I just like the way they look. But some of them actually work better for me, and in some cases I...
11-02-14, 09:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,873
Posted By Lamplight

I definitely prefer downtube shifters to any sort...

I definitely prefer downtube shifters to any sort of brifter. Aside from things already mentioned, I find that with brifters I end up keeping my hands in one position on the bars much longer, which...
10-28-14, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,222
Posted By Lamplight

That turned out very nicely! And I don't think...

That turned out very nicely! And I don't think that L-bracket under the fork crown detracts from it, really. You did it really cleanly, and that makes all the difference.
10-26-14, 12:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,081
Posted By Lamplight

Thanks for the encouragement! :) I...

Thanks for the encouragement! :)



I could take requests, as long as lots of good photos were available for the bike. The only problem with taking requests is if I got a LOT of requests,...
10-26-14, 12:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,081
Posted By Lamplight

Thank you! :) I was planning to have a print...

Thank you! :) I was planning to have a print made of this, probably about 17-18 inches wide (plus I want my photolab to rescan it for me because they have a much better scanner). I can post again...
10-26-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,081
Posted By Lamplight

Thank you!

Thank you!
10-25-14, 07:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,081
Posted By Lamplight

As promised, here is my latest. This is the...

As promised, here is my latest. This is the first time I've attempted drawing an actual bike, instead of just making it up as I went.

Jan Heine's Rene Herse:...
10-25-14, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 956,354
Posted By Lamplight

That's awesome!

That's awesome!
10-24-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,162
Posted By Lamplight

Ahhhh! WHY?!?!?! :D Actually, those are both...

Ahhhh! WHY?!?!?! :D Actually, those are both very handsome bikes. :D
10-24-14, 05:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,162
Posted By Lamplight

I think I'm the only one to mention this so far,...

I think I'm the only one to mention this so far, and maybe I'm the only one who dislikes them, but I've always had a problem with steel one-piece cranks and their corresponding "bottom brackets". ...
10-22-14, 08:20 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 105,369
Posted By Lamplight

I've posted these before, but hey, why not? ...

I've posted these before, but hey, why not?

My commuter with Berthoud fenders:
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=378923&d=1399508112

My Univega with Honjos:...
10-22-14, 08:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,575
Posted By Lamplight

Not sure how I missed this thread, but I...

Not sure how I missed this thread, but I thoroughly approve. :thumb: Hopefully I'll being doing similar things as soon as I get my frame (hopefully soon!)
10-22-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,951
Posted By Lamplight

The Grand Bois rims from Compass Cycles could...

The Grand Bois rims from Compass Cycles could pass for vintage, but they're not cheap and I'm not sure how easily you can get them in the UK.

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10-22-14, 06:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,081
Posted By Lamplight

Thank you both! :) I actually do...

Thank you both! :)





I actually do agree, which is why I've only drawn one complete bike digitally. I can go into much greater detail doing it digitally, but it just doesn't have the same...
10-22-14, 07:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,081
Posted By Lamplight

Yes, I drew it in pencil, then ink. However, I...

Yes, I drew it in pencil, then ink. However, I have also drawn a bike using Photoshop and my Wacom tablet, and honestly that's at least as difficult and took considerably longer. That print is for...
10-21-14, 07:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,081
Posted By Lamplight

Thanks! I'm working on a new one right now. I...

Thanks! I'm working on a new one right now. I may post it when I finish.
10-21-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,081
Posted By Lamplight

This isn't actually vintage, because I drew it...

This isn't actually vintage, because I drew it and I'm not that old, but the bike is vintage:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/lamplightsg/Drawings/SingerColor1small_zps83b6d69f.jpg
10-19-14, 07:35 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 47,640
Posted By Lamplight

Ah yes, here it is. This was on my local...

Ah yes, here it is. This was on my local Craigslist for something like $35. I declined, regardless of nostalgia.
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10-19-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 47,640
Posted By Lamplight

I have to say, I've never ridden a Huffy or...

I have to say, I've never ridden a Huffy or similar department store bike that wasn't absolutely horrible, but at the same time, I have a LOT of great memories from riding those pieces of crap. My...
10-18-14, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By Lamplight

That's going to be very, very tight. I used to...

That's going to be very, very tight. I used to have a Nishiki with 40mm fenders and 32mm Paselas, and there was far less clearance than I felt comfortable with. I switched to 28mm Paselas and it was...
10-17-14, 09:14 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,062
Posted By Lamplight

Whoa, that is awesome!

Whoa, that is awesome!
10-16-14, 09:27 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,062
Posted By Lamplight

Thanks! And I agree on the parts. I'd like to...

Thanks! And I agree on the parts. I'd like to eventually get the new Rene Herse cranks and brazed Grand Bois stem, but since those would essentially be cosmetic improvements, I just can't justify...
10-16-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,062
Posted By Lamplight

I'm actually going through this process right...

I'm actually going through this process right now, although money definitely is an issue in my case. It's still a semi-custom frame from Joshua Bryant (which is being painted as I type this) with a...
10-13-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19,584
Views: 2,449,455
Posted By Lamplight

Is that an old Mongoose Iboc I spy? I bought a...

Is that an old Mongoose Iboc I spy? I bought a Rockadile when I was in 8th grade, and I drooled over the Ibocs! :D (But couldn't afford one)
10-13-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 956,354
Posted By Lamplight

Nice bike! Overall I prefer a handlebar bag, but...

Nice bike! Overall I prefer a handlebar bag, but my commuter has a rear rack with a pannier on one side (sometimes two). There are a couple of reason for this. 1) Part of my commute involves the...
10-12-14, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Lamplight

That Kvale is stunning!

That Kvale is stunning!
10-11-14, 09:06 PM
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Views: 2,449,455
Posted By Lamplight

Joshua's FaTRoB project is a badass, for sure! :D...

Joshua's FaTRoB project is a badass, for sure! :D I follow J. Bryant and Jeff Lyon (as well as several other builders) on Flickr. Jeff Lyon's work always impresses me tremendously, so I'm sure your...
10-11-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19,584
Views: 2,449,455
Posted By Lamplight

Nice! I've read that very thing from others...

Nice! I've read that very thing from others about the Stag, although for the price, it's still such a fantastic value. I decided to go with Joshua Bryant. His CF Randonneuse project really...
10-11-14, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19,584
Views: 2,449,455
Posted By Lamplight

Wow, great shots southpaw. I really wish we had...

Wow, great shots southpaw. I really wish we had more roads like that around here. Well, we have plenty, I'd just have to ride 60+ miles to get to them. How do you like your Stag? I almost ordered...
10-10-14, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 956,354
Posted By Lamplight

^^Wow, nice work sprucing that one up! Looks so...

^^Wow, nice work sprucing that one up! Looks so classy.

Nothing really new about my Univega, I just took a picture on my morning commute yesterday that I really like. :D
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10-04-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,222
Posted By Lamplight

Nice looking bike! For some reason I got the...

Nice looking bike! For some reason I got the impression you were running knobbies; not sure why I thought that. Berthoud fenders have served me well on various commuter bikes over the years, but...
10-04-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,222
Posted By Lamplight

Personally I'd be a bit nervous about using...

Personally I'd be a bit nervous about using knobby tires with rigid metal fenders, but that's just me.

That being said, I use 650b Berthoud stainless fenders on my 26" wheeled commuter bike and...
09-20-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19,584
Views: 2,449,455
Posted By Lamplight

The rest of the pictures/ ...

The rest of the pictures/
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09-20-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19,584
Views: 2,449,455
Posted By Lamplight

Lots of pictures today. I decided to bike to and...

Lots of pictures today. I decided to bike to and on Lummi Island, which meant I got to ride a ferry. Along the way I found one of the coolest gravel roads which circled some sort of giant salmon...
Replies: 49
Views: 26,479
Posted By Lamplight

I've wondered if using clipless pedals would help...

I've wondered if using clipless pedals would help me to pedal more smoothly. And I definitely need to work on keeping my upper body relaxed and minimizing my movement there. On particularly bad...
Replies: 49
Views: 26,479
Posted By Lamplight

You did mention my seat height, and I lowered it...

You did mention my seat height, and I lowered it as a result, but I still find myself pointing my toes downward. And if I lower it any more I'm afraid it will start hurting my knees. As it is right...
Replies: 49
Views: 26,479
Posted By Lamplight

I'm afraid I don't understand this post. But...

I'm afraid I don't understand this post. But thanks anyway.
Replies: 49
Views: 26,479
Posted By Lamplight

I try to concentrate on my pedal stroke and I...

I try to concentrate on my pedal stroke and I even do fairly well...until I hit a bad hill. When I have to put forth more effort, I forget to concentrate on my pedal stroke and automatically start...
Replies: 49
Views: 26,479
Posted By Lamplight

I've considered trying clipless again, but I find...

I've considered trying clipless again, but I find lately I intentionally position my foot differently when climbing. I have a nasty habit of "ankling", resulting in pain in my left Achilles tendon,...
09-07-14, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19,584
Views: 2,449,455
Posted By Lamplight

I spent yesterday cleaning and tuning up my...

I spent yesterday cleaning and tuning up my commuter bike, but I managed to go for a spin around town late last night. Having a good headlight makes night riding so much more fun. Maybe I'll get a...
09-02-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19,584
Views: 2,449,455
Posted By Lamplight

Finally, yesterday's pictures! ...

Finally, yesterday's pictures!

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09-01-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19,584
Views: 2,449,455
Posted By Lamplight

I set a new climbing record for myself today! I...

I set a new climbing record for myself today! I rode down Chuckanut Drive to Skagit Valley, then up to the Samish Overlook, then to Lake Samish and back to Bellingham. Total distance was about 41...
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