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08-04-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By Andy_K

I'm a big fan of 10-speed Campagnolo Ergo...

I'm a big fan of 10-speed Campagnolo Ergo shifters. Here's a gratuitous picture to make the thread more visually appealing. ;)

https://live.staticflickr.com/1811/42337419310_cc19511d3b_b.jpg...
08-04-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 341
Posted By Andy_K

Honestly, I'm not sure how they did it. The...

Honestly, I'm not sure how they did it. The invoice on the Grand Record (which was done by Forever Powder Coating in Olympia) gave me the impression that they might have just painted the lugs, but...
08-04-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 341
Posted By Andy_K

I used a rattle can to paint the lugs on my...

I used a rattle can to paint the lugs on my 3Rensho Allez. Not a contrasting color, but some previous owner had sanded the original paint off of them.
...
08-02-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 506
Posted By Andy_K

I recently built a bike with 27" Vittoria Zaffiro...

I recently built a bike with 27" Vittoria Zaffiro tires. They're cheap and weren't unpleasant to ride.

I'm going to go counter to many of the comments above and say that I don't see the value of...
08-02-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17,607
Views: 1,931,900
Posted By Andy_K

Yesterday my would-be riding partner on a planned...

Yesterday my would-be riding partner on a planned ride had to cancel at the last minute. Having spent the morning contemplating the fact that I had planned a route with more climbing than I wanted to...
08-01-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,603
Posted By Andy_K

It shows up in a lot of threads. This was the...

It shows up in a lot of threads. This was the original one: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1097120-pdx-march-19-nlerner-town-ready-ride.html
08-01-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,603
Posted By Andy_K

Farmington and Murray? The storied Neal Lerner...

Farmington and Murray? The storied Neal Lerner Invitational (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5239064) route must go right through your back yard!

I'm around 170th and Oak, BTW. I rode by Farmington...
07-29-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,174
Posted By Andy_K

North Trask is a hiking trail that can be...

North Trask is a hiking trail that can be partially biked if you ask me. I was slowly building confidence in riding the gravel until I saw gugie entirely swallowed by a pit of freshly poured gravel...
07-28-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Andy_K

My Serotta is a bit older, but it only has...

My Serotta is a bit older, but it only has "Serotta" decals on the downtube and chainstays. Notice, though, that the polka dots are under the decals. There was at least one other bike like this, and...
07-28-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,254
Posted By Andy_K

Speaking just for myself, even past glory...

Speaking just for myself, even past glory requires a certain amount of delusion. I came in second in a spelling bee once....
07-27-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 427
Posted By Andy_K

As seen above, a lot of vintage SunTour...

As seen above, a lot of vintage SunTour derailleurs will work. Many of them were designed for triples.

If you've got a braze-on mount, for a cheap and easy-to-find alternative you could also...
07-26-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,254
Posted By Andy_K

This weekend, I finished off the mileage portion...

This weekend, I finished off the mileage portion of the challenge in fantastic style. Dfrost and gugie accompanied me on an epic journey to return the Takara from whence it came.
...
07-22-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,254
Posted By Andy_K

The bike looks good. I might add wheels and a...

The bike looks good. I might add wheels and a handlebar, but that’s just me. :lol:
07-21-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By Andy_K

The cantilever angle in that paper refers to the...

The cantilever angle in that paper refers to the angle between the plumb line (ZP) and the line from the attachment point through the pivot point (AP). As cantilever's get wider, that angle...
07-21-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,138
Posted By Andy_K

I've done this a couple of times recently. A...

I've done this a couple of times recently. A cheap $8 new binder bolt plus a minute with the Dremel tool and Bob's your uncle.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50584840437_e95d3a8021_c.jpg...
07-21-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,298
Posted By Andy_K

I had mine setup like that for a while. ...

I had mine setup like that for a while.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4222/34045418424_29fbbf3d45_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TStELQ)

I moved back to 700c when I built my 650B Grand Jubilé, but...
07-21-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,298
Posted By Andy_K

You know, when I saw the title of this thread the...

You know, when I saw the title of this thread the first bike that came to mind was my Sequoia, but I see it was already here. ;)

It fits me perfectly, BTW.
...
07-20-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By Andy_K

I'm always happy to join in on spreading the good...

I'm always happy to join in on spreading the good news of Gitane!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51050461141_bb6aec6740_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kM9Xwv)
07-20-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,254
Posted By Andy_K

Sounds like you used some serious citrus on the...

Sounds like you used some serious citrus on the Sirrus.



The previous owner of your bike must have visited the same shop as the previous owner of gugie 's Raleigh. I saw the stuff (which he...
07-19-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,254
Posted By Andy_K

Gloss finish — I did some sanding and used...

Gloss finish — I did some sanding and used Maguire’s polish, but no top coat.
07-18-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,254
Posted By Andy_K

It's Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2X Ultra Gloss...

It's Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2X Ultra Gloss Deep Blue (https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/painters-touch-2x-ultra-cover/gloss?ls=249114&lc=Gloss%20Deep%20Blue). I used their...
07-18-21, 01:41 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,254
Posted By Andy_K

Well, that would explain the angle of the...

Well, that would explain the angle of the derailleur in the picture. Do you think the previous owner rode it like that?
07-16-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,528
Posted By Andy_K

I think it's a cool bike and would be well worth...

I think it's a cool bike and would be well worth restoring if you enjoy restoring things. randyjawa is right, you wouldn't be able to sell it for anything near what it would cost you to restore....
07-16-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17,607
Views: 1,931,900
Posted By Andy_K

Newport is nice. We stayed in Depoe Bay and did...

Newport is nice. We stayed in Depoe Bay and did most of our touristing in Lincoln City, but if I were to live in one of these places Newport would be the choice. The daily high temperatures were...
07-15-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17,607
Views: 1,931,900
Posted By Andy_K

I was on vacation last week in Depoe Bay, and...

I was on vacation last week in Depoe Bay, and while there I rode a wonderful loop down U.S. 101 to Newport, out along Yaquina Bay to Toledo, up Highway 229 along the Siletz River and back down 101 --...
07-11-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,453
Posted By Andy_K

I’m thinking a line of artisinally crafted dairy...

I’m thinking a line of artisinally crafted dairy bells.
07-09-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,254
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, it's kind of funny that with all the...

Yeah, it's kind of funny that with all the threads about matching Gios Blue I did it by accident.

Are you planning to join the Beaverton-Vernonia Clunker ride on July 24?
07-09-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,254
Posted By Andy_K

I've been on the east coast for a few weeks away...

I've been on the east coast for a few weeks away from my bikes, but I was back in Beaverton today before heading the the Oregon Coast. I took my Gios out for a ride, and used the occasion to document...
06-26-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,952
Posted By Andy_K

I somehow missed your mention of taking a...

I somehow missed your mention of taking a picture, but I see it now.

The one in my picture is ISO (“righty loosey”). It was on a Japanese-built Gitane.
06-26-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,952
Posted By Andy_K

If you take a picture from the non-drive side...

If you take a picture from the non-drive side with the proper lighting, you may be able to see enough threads to judge which way they go. I did this once years ago, but I don’t remember how. It looks...
06-24-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 431
Posted By Andy_K

I'd check the chains with a ruler and replace as...

I'd check the chains with a ruler and replace as necessary. Chain checker tools are nice for a quick and easy reading, but many, like the Park shown above, can sometimes tell you a chain is worn when...
06-24-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Andy_K

If the 7-speed hub is Shimano, you may be able to...

If the 7-speed hub is Shimano, you may be able to just swap the freehub body. I've done this and it was pretty easy, though it may have involved a slight redishing of the wheel.

Otherwise, I'd...
06-23-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By Andy_K

I used doityourselflettering.com — Not the exact...

I used doityourselflettering.com — Not the exact font, but it’s close.
06-23-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By Andy_K

If it works for you, that’s the important thing....

If it works for you, that’s the important thing. The typical recommendation is to set the saddle level, though many people using leather saddles tip them up a bit.
06-23-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By Andy_K

Mine is a 1976. The names were different then. I...

Mine is a 1976. The names were different then. I think it’s a Model 8, based on comparisons to the 1975 brochure. The components are original except for the wheels, but I repainted it and took some...
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06-21-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 954
Posted By Andy_K

I enjoy driving cars with a manual transmission,...

I enjoy driving cars with a manual transmission, but I often find it impractical and tiresome for city/suburban driving. I haven't owned a stick shift car for about 15 years. I guess I've gotten...
06-21-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,064
Posted By Andy_K

Honestly, I'm not even certain that a given...

Honestly, I'm not even certain that a given Bianchi Specialissima wouldn't be different from another one made later the same day. Certainly it would be different than another one that's a different...
06-21-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By Andy_K

That's nice! I briefly thought the Takara I'm...

That's nice! I briefly thought the Takara I'm currently restoring (https://www.flickr.com/photos/26382505@N08/51229359646/in/album-72157719132482951/) might be the nicest Takara in the world today,...
06-21-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,156
Views: 124,650
Posted By Andy_K

Sadly, this was across the highway from me so I...

Sadly, this was across the highway from me so I didn't get a good hi-res picture.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51260754519_28dc59124e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m6JLqp)
06-21-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17,607
Views: 1,931,900
Posted By Andy_K

For Father's Day, I indulged myself in a 50-mile...

For Father's Day, I indulged myself in a 50-mile ride from my sister's house, where I've been vacationing, to the Eastern Continental Divide, mostly along the Great Allegheny Passage.

A relatively...
06-16-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,254
Posted By Andy_K

That’s a very nice touch. Well played!

That’s a very nice touch. Well played!
06-12-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,156
Views: 124,650
Posted By Andy_K

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51243704904_2f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51243704904_2fd87b02aa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m5eoaw)
06-11-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,030
Posted By Andy_K

Welcome to the forum, Jacob! I try to keep...

Welcome to the forum, Jacob!

I try to keep my French bike habit under control. I've only got four at the moment. ;)

I think you may have seen this one before.
...
06-10-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 614
Posted By Andy_K

BTW, my GJ takes a 26.4 seatpost, as does my GR.

BTW, my GJ takes a 26.4 seatpost, as does my GR.
06-10-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 614
Posted By Andy_K

That's a good question, but I don't know the...

That's a good question, but I don't know the answer anymore with certainty. I can give you a pretty good guess from memory and other clues. I've got three different numbers written down. The one that...
06-10-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 614
Posted By Andy_K

My Grand Jubilé has Campagnolo rear dropouts....

My Grand Jubilé has Campagnolo rear dropouts. I've heard it suggested that the GJ's that have Campy dropouts were Grand Record frames that got repurposed. There's not really much other practical...
06-10-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By Andy_K

I like that! Eben's a good writer, and I...

I like that!

Eben's a good writer, and I like his sense of humor. Before his secret identity was reveal I was starting to suspect he was me, because I identify so much with his perspective. I...
06-10-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,952
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, that was unfortunate. I think they were...

Yeah, that was unfortunate. I think they were trying to seed the new forum with some interesting and relevant content. If it doesn't work out, maybe they'll move it back. If they move one of my...
06-10-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,721
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah. Here's how non-Eroica C&V rides work in my...

Yeah. Here's how non-Eroica C&V rides work in my experience:

1) Pick a route
2) Pick a date
3) Pick a place to have food and/or beverages before, during, or after
4) Invite a bunch of people...
06-10-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,952
Posted By Andy_K

Not sure I see the point in that. I thought we...

Not sure I see the point in that. I thought we had reached an understanding with the mods.

If you want to continue voting, you can do so by not visiting the new forum. If enough people like the...
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