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03-29-24, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 887
Posted By davester

Ha! My plan is actually start at Manchester...

Ha! My plan is actually start at Manchester Airport, ride through the Peak District then the Yorkshire Dales on my way to the Lake District. In the Lake District the plan is to ride Velo Retro, after...
03-28-24, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 906
Posted By davester

That is a beauty, and a good price too. However,...

That is a beauty, and a good price too. However, it has a major flaw...it's the wrong size!!!!!
03-28-24, 09:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,620
Posted By davester

winner!

winner!
03-28-24, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 887
Posted By davester

I've ridden Hamilton many times, both from Alum...

I've ridden Hamilton many times, both from Alum Rock and from Livermore. It's a great ride. Unfortunately I'll probably be in the UK on this date, otherwise I'd be there for sure. On weekends they...
03-06-24, 11:46 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,863
Posted By davester

Looks like a pretty nice ride. Not as nice as a...

Looks like a pretty nice ride. Not as nice as a Gugie-approved TdMIL in the ice-cold pouring rain, but nice nonetheless. I'm pretty sure that all of that sunshine is going to result in dermatologist...
03-03-24, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By davester

If it were me, I'd buy 32 or 33 mm tires. If...

If it were me, I'd buy 32 or 33 mm tires. If there appears to be extra clearance then I'd buy a 35 when the rear wore out.
02-28-24, 09:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,454
Posted By davester

Note that there are many automotive dentless...

Note that there are many automotive dentless repair vendors who slide their tools into all sorts of difficult to access cavities in cars so that they can massage dents out that look like this. We...
02-26-24, 09:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,454
Posted By davester

OMG, that looks serious. Also, you have many more...

OMG, that looks serious. Also, you have many more serious problems with that bike. First of all, the splash tape on the handlebars is absolutely passe. Also, what's with the brake levers way down at...
02-26-24, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By davester

Interestingly, the SOMA sales link lists the...

Interestingly, the SOMA sales link lists the following items, priced at $40:

The picture of the box on their website shows the classic Simplex logo. I had no idea that Simplex was still in...
02-25-24, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By davester

Very nice, and I'm sure that will clean up...

Very nice, and I'm sure that will clean up nicely. I see a lot of Evaporust in your future.

Why are you calling it a Swiss beauty? It's Italian you know.
02-24-24, 08:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,775
Posted By davester

Pretty sure that's purely an academic argument...

Pretty sure that's purely an academic argument and irrelevant in the real world since the disk brakes that are pretty much a universal feature of thru-axle equipped bikes require much heavier forks...
02-21-24, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By davester

Having just restored an entire car with numerous...

Having just restored an entire car with numerous rusty bits, I am also a big fan of Evaporust. When restoring finishes, you should always start off with the gentlest method and gradually increase the...
02-20-24, 01:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,488
Posted By davester

Congratulations. Given that she stuck with you...

Congratulations. Given that she stuck with you even after your horrendous tire choices on Cino, I think that means she'll stick with you through whatever obstacles the future holds for the two of you.
02-17-24, 09:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,342
Posted By davester

IMHO, this is the primary reason why many people...

IMHO, this is the primary reason why many people have trouble patching tubes and many don't understand that this is the primary reason for sanding. You MUST get that compound off or your patch job...
02-12-24, 08:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,063
Posted By davester

I like that Rob's earlier post indicated that he...

I like that Rob's earlier post indicated that he would likely donate his bike and various parts, tools etc to some worthy Cuban bike folks/organizations. I'd like to know about that.
02-12-24, 02:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,063
Posted By davester

Fabulous. Sorry that I missed it. Bob looks like...

Fabulous. Sorry that I missed it. Bob looks like he must have swum across that puddle.
02-09-24, 08:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,288
Posted By davester

Getting your money back is highly unlikely to...

Getting your money back is highly unlikely to happen, especially when dealing with low to middle end French bikes. Nothing wrong with doing whatever you want with these bikes since they are not...
01-28-24, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By davester

Snagged two JBs. Thanks for the tip!

Snagged two JBs. Thanks for the tip!
01-15-24, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 999
Posted By davester

I have 47-42 chainrings on my Cinelli, which...

I have 47-42 chainrings on my Cinelli, which results in a perfect half-step gear combination. The lack of a real high top gear just means that I spin out a little earlier on descents....
01-15-24, 01:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By davester

I seem to recall that I resolved to have no...

I seem to recall that I resolved to have no resolutions this new year's. I'm right on track!
01-09-24, 10:23 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,071
Posted By davester

Why do you say that. Have you ever ridden it? The...

Why do you say that. Have you ever ridden it? The Eroica CA ride has been great every time I have ridden it and I think most people agree. There is the issue of the two post-Covid rides having very...
01-09-24, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,330
Posted By davester

If you want to keep the Campy NR stuff you can do...

If you want to keep the Campy NR stuff you can do what I did:

1. Buy a Red Clover triplizer and hardware (https://www.redclovercomponents.com/store/p11/144_BCD_Triplizer%2C_42_Teeth.html) along...
01-08-24, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 986
Posted By davester

My neighbor has a 1994 Ron Cooper that she bought...

My neighbor has a 1994 Ron Cooper that she bought new from Tony at Bicycle Odyssey. It also has the lugless head tube construction that she says Ron did for really small frames. It is pretty much...
01-08-24, 07:24 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,071
Posted By davester

I would say that it's probably because it's a...

I would say that it's probably because it's a show, not an organized ride.

With that in mind, it sure would be nice if someone could put together a list of US and Canada vintage rides similar to...
01-08-24, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By davester

I'll be there! Heck, it's not that far from...

I'll be there! Heck, it's not that far from Berkeley...perhaps I'll ride there.
12-28-23, 01:40 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 7,586
Posted By davester

That's an usual spelling of "beer".

That's an usual spelling of "beer".
12-23-23, 10:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,920
Posted By davester

They're definitely vintage but they're not, and...

They're definitely vintage but they're not, and have never been, classic. They were ugly back in the day and they remain ugly today.
12-15-23, 07:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,572
Posted By davester

That, most definitely, is Cino.

That, most definitely, is Cino.
12-11-23, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By davester

In my experience that is not an unusually long...

In my experience that is not an unusually long time for Ed to be incommunicado. Keep trying.
12-10-23, 09:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,572
Posted By davester

Sounds great! For your edification, my...

Sounds great!

For your edification, my favorite Rob Volz conversation (may not be an exact transcript, but pretty close):

Temperature: Damn high! Sag wagon pulls alongside Davester...
12-10-23, 08:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,572
Posted By davester

Just a slight deviation from your last year's...

Just a slight deviation from your last year's ride!
12-10-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,636
Posted By davester

Clean up my garage so that I am able to find all...

Clean up my garage so that I am able to find all the bike parts and tools that I know are buried in there somewhere (not to mention all of my woodworking and vintage car repair parts and tools).
12-10-23, 11:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,572
Posted By davester

Thanks for the heads up, Oh Great Cino Spiritual...

Thanks for the heads up, Oh Great Cino Spiritual Leader!
12-02-23, 10:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,387
Posted By davester

I agree with this Get yourself a real pump (e.g....

I agree with this Get yourself a real pump (e.g. Zefal hpx). Most minipumps are close to useless IMHO and save so little weight as to be pointless.
11-30-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,328
Posted By davester

From about 1967 to 1970 (age 13 to 16) I had a...

From about 1967 to 1970 (age 13 to 16) I had a paper route with the Marin County Independent Journal. I started it on my 3-speed Huffy (tough because it was a hilly route) but saved up my earnings to...
11-29-23, 09:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,777
Posted By davester

A more important question is "Are you going to...

A more important question is "Are you going to actually do fully loaded touring on this bike?" If so, then you need much lower gearing than 1:1 and will need a crankset that can accommodate very...
11-27-23, 09:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,327
Posted By davester

Isn't a post like this in violation of the forum...

Isn't a post like this in violation of the forum TOS?
11-21-23, 01:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,677
Posted By davester

Well, it's true that they do wear together but...

Well, it's true that they do wear together but you only need to replace both the freewheel and the chain if you let your chain wear too far beyond limits, which wears the cog teeth so that they are...
11-14-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By davester

Just a passing fad. In a couple of years nobody...

Just a passing fad. In a couple of years nobody will remember clipless pedals. The name is silly too since you have to clip in to a clipless pedal.
10-25-23, 04:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By davester

For quite a while I was using the Panasonic Lumix...

For quite a while I was using the Panasonic Lumix GM5 as my cycling/skiing camera. It's the smallest relatively large sensor camera available (Micro four thirds sensor) with interchangeable lenses...
10-25-23, 01:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,033
Posted By davester

I'm so confused. I have some bikes with toe clips...

I'm so confused. I have some bikes with toe clips and straps, some with spd cleats, and some with flat pedals. I'm not sure whether to feel beleaguered, hateful or indifferent. I'm also not sure if...
10-21-23, 09:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,509
Posted By davester

This is a no-brainer for me... My Ron...

This is a no-brainer for me...

My Ron Cooper, which was custom built to my measurements in 1981. I hobbled into Bicycle Odyssey in Sausalito to be measured up for it on crutches, shortly after my...
10-08-23, 02:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,065
Posted By davester

To quote The Dude,“Yeah, well, you know, that’s...

To quote The Dude,“Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.”

Now, if you're interested in actual data on this topic there is independent testing that shows that formulations...
10-07-23, 07:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,749
Posted By davester

If you're going to be insulting, perhaps you...

If you're going to be insulting, perhaps you should go to the road cycling forum where such posts are more the norm. My observation was perfectly valid, and others (who you also insulted) expressed a...
10-07-23, 01:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,427
Posted By davester

My derailleur collection is attached to my bike...

My derailleur collection is attached to my bike collection.
10-07-23, 08:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,790
Posted By davester

My understanding is that n+1 applies equally to...

My understanding is that n+1 applies equally to bikes and guitars. Also note that I have room for a zero guitar next to my Gibson J45.
10-01-23, 09:43 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,935
Posted By davester

I'm 69, and after going to my 50th high school...

I'm 69, and after going to my 50th high school reunion last year, I can definitely say that I am way younger than many of the decrepit old folks who were there. At one point I was standing with a...
09-27-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,398
Posted By davester

An update on the above: On Day 11 after...

An update on the above:

On Day 11 after infection I started on a rigorous 7-day, 366 mile bike tour (the Oregon Rectangle tour documented in the Classic & Vintage forum) with lots of climbing and...
09-25-23, 03:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,605
Posted By davester

Days 6 and 7. Relatively uneventful but the rain...

Days 6 and 7. Relatively uneventful but the rain closed in at the end.
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09-25-23, 03:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,605
Posted By davester

Day 5, by far the hardest day, with a scary...

Day 5, by far the hardest day, with a scary narrow bridge crossing, rough gravel lumber roads, steep singletrack and an exploding freewheel....
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