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08-11-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,710
Posted By Andy_K

I bought the Masi that I rode on this tour from...

I bought the Masi that I rode on this tour from Bob Freeman's friend Jerry Leitch in 2020. Jerry passed away early in 2021 after battling cancer. While we were in Salem, Bob mentioned to me that he...
08-10-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By Andy_K

Even if the frame were damaged beyond repair,...

Even if the frame were damaged beyond repair, there are parts on that bike that would have some value to people such as you find here. If you just want to get it out of the garage, an asking price...
08-09-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,710
Posted By Andy_K

The funny thing is, I brought a third water...

The funny thing is, I brought a third water bottle on this ride, but I didn't fill it for any of the riding. I needed more water the first day, even though that was the coolest day, because I...
08-09-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,710
Posted By Andy_K

I would say no, but I could be wrong. The front...

I would say no, but I could be wrong. The front wheel wanted to flop a lot when the bike was stopped. I attributed that to the weight on the front. I had about 6 pounds in the front bag and a bit...
08-09-22, 01:20 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,085
Posted By Andy_K

I've added a couple more since the last time I...

I've added a couple more since the last time I posted on this thread.

1989 Bianchi Mondiale with 3x9 Daytona components
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08-08-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,710
Posted By Andy_K

I think johnnyace already had individual bike...

I think johnnyace already had individual bike pics, but I'll post mine anyway. You can see the diversity of baggage options gugie mentioned.

gugie's Ritchey Breakaway...
08-08-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,710
Posted By Andy_K

My only day 2 pics are sad ones. With temps...

My only day 2 pics are sad ones. With temps topping 90 degrees, we were looking forward to the hotel pool in Corvallis. Sadly, we were met with this:
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08-08-22, 01:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,710
Posted By Andy_K

I don't have much to add to the Day 1 photos. In...

I don't have much to add to the Day 1 photos. In fact, I didn't get a lot of photos at all. I sure hope others did better. For day 1, here's my bike at the Beaverton Creek MAX Station as I wait for...
08-06-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Andy_K

It's really interesting to see things like this...

It's really interesting to see things like this hub and Honor modifications. I thought I was just being eccentric trying to make things work in ways they weren't intended to. Here I was just keeping...
08-05-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 610
Posted By Andy_K

I really do have some sympathy for you because...

I really do have some sympathy for you because when I first started posting on the sub-forum I was sharing pictures of a 54cm bike that a lot of people told me was way too small for me. I had the...
08-05-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,710
Posted By Andy_K

You know, when gugie was working his magic on...

You know, when gugie was working his magic on this bike, I specifically chose not to have any bottom bracket cable guides added because I wanted to use a Huret Jubilee guide. It may be my favorite...
08-04-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 480
Posted By Andy_K

Yes, it is.

Yes, it is.
08-04-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,422
Posted By Andy_K

That's a lot of painting and sanding! I...

That's a lot of painting and sanding!

I don't know anything about the bottom bracket mark, but a Google search turned up a mention in smontanaro's CR archive...
08-04-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 480
Posted By Andy_K

This is good info. I happen to have a set of...

This is good info. I happen to have a set of 700x28 GP 4 Seasons on the shelf, so I'd have probably discovered this on my own, but it's nice to get a preview before trying it.
08-04-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 480
Posted By Andy_K

I appreciate the offer. When I last bought a bike...

I appreciate the offer. When I last bought a bike for one of my own daughters when she was a teenager, she loved being able to pick a color for a cheap powder coating. If this one is too big, I'll be...
08-04-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 480
Posted By Andy_K

I appreciate this input, as well as that from...

I appreciate this input, as well as that from Clang and smd4. I fully understand the importance of fit. They looked at several bikes and she took a liking to this one. I told the mom to buy it with...
08-04-22, 01:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 480
Posted By Andy_K

She's trying out cycling as a replacement for...

She's trying out cycling as a replacement for jogging, which has been too stressful for her joints, so I think this will be more than just the typical roaming the neighborhood that I did at that age....
08-03-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 480
Posted By Andy_K

Shogun Katana

I've got a new project that I'm really excited about, but also kind of nervous. My wife's best friend texted me yesterday and said she's looking for a bike for her daughter, Merry. Merry is 13 years...
08-03-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Andy_K

https://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/Manufacture...

https://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/Manufacturer+Archive/Campagnolo+Archive/Campagnolo+Catalogues/
08-02-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 874
Posted By Andy_K

I often look like a houseless person. Please...

I often look like a houseless person. Please don't confiscate my Masi if you see me riding it through Portland.
08-01-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,175
Posted By Andy_K

OK, so you need 50 people to commit instead of 8....

OK, so you need 50 people to commit instead of 8. No problem. I'm sure squirtdad can round up that much support.
08-01-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,175
Posted By Andy_K

I was really hoping for a variety of colors so I...

I was really hoping for a variety of colors so I could match my water bottle to my bike no matter which bike I'm riding. Sure, black goes with everything, but by that reasoning I'd be using black...
07-31-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19,252
Views: 2,421,286
Posted By Andy_K

gugie and I went for a reconnaissance ride today,...

gugie and I went for a reconnaissance ride today, scouting out a section for day 1 of next week's Summer Tour of the Willamette Valley. As we looped back, somewhere near Chehalem, we came to the top...
07-31-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 600,141
Posted By Andy_K

It was too hot to work in the garage, and my wife...

It was too hot to work in the garage, and my wife wasnít home to tell me she wasnít happy about it.
07-31-22, 01:45 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 600,141
Posted By Andy_K

I put parts on my red Gitane Friday night for a...

I put parts on my red Gitane Friday night for a Saturday test ride. Before I got too far, I had my junior mechanic check it out for basic viability.
...
07-30-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 20,383
Posted By Andy_K

Strictly speaking, I think they're in the 13th...

Strictly speaking, I think they're in the 13th hour. The time ended last week, right?

I'm just hoping Narhay has time for his usual entertaining final report.
07-29-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 20,383
Posted By Andy_K

https://youtu.be/q2nNzNo_Xps

https://youtu.be/q2nNzNo_Xps
07-29-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Andy_K

The 1998 catalog says the brake reach was 39-50....

The 1998 catalog says the brake reach was 39-50. I don't think the new brakes are any longer than that.

It sounds like you're very close. You could try filing the slot a little. You could also buy...
07-29-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,892
Posted By Andy_K

There's a guy in Pittsburgh who started a museum...

There's a guy in Pittsburgh who started a museum (Bicycle Heaven) with a story a lot like that. He's got dozens, if not hundreds, of Schwinn Stingrays, which is how it started. Then he branched out...
07-29-22, 01:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,892
Posted By Andy_K

I'm trying to picture the reasoning that starts...

I'm trying to picture the reasoning that starts with having 3000 bikes and ends with selling a couple of derailleurs for $30. I wish I could say I can't imagine it, but it sounds a bit too much like...
07-28-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,175
Posted By Andy_K

I like it! I'd plunk down $50 for 10 bottles.

I like it! I'd plunk down $50 for 10 bottles.
07-28-22, 02:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,011
Posted By Andy_K

I hadn't seen the silver GRX before. Thanks for...

I hadn't seen the silver GRX before. Thanks for posting! I do like the look of that crankset, but I can't quite accept the rear derailleur. It's just got too many segments.

Coincidentally, I am in...
07-27-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 423
Posted By Andy_K

You can probably buy directly from Gevenalle and...

You can probably buy directly from Gevenalle and have them ship to you, but I don't know what shipping costs would be. Shipping out of the U.S. tends to be expensive, but they might have a partner in...
07-27-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,011
Posted By Andy_K

You should try spraying a bit of WD40 in the...

You should try spraying a bit of WD40 in the shifters. I hear that can sometimes bring them back to life.
07-26-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,450
Posted By Andy_K

You used to be able to get Panaracer Pari Motos a...

You used to be able to get Panaracer Pari Motos a lot cheaper. Now they're a bit more than half the price ($45 each) of RH standard most places. I believe they're actually thinner than the RH tires,...
07-26-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,710
Posted By Andy_K

Well, almost nothing.... ...

Well, almost nothing....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49790946297_091da8b777_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iRRBDk)
07-25-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,175
Posted By Andy_K

I was just wondering if squirtdad is angling for...

I was just wondering if squirtdad is angling for my parking space....
07-22-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,129
Posted By Andy_K

Here I think you've dug yourself a hole. There's...

Here I think you've dug yourself a hole. There's a very good case to be made for taking out the fixed cup when you first acquire a frame. The case for taking it out again when you're the one who...
07-22-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Andy_K

I don't know the answer, but I'm curious to hear...

I don't know the answer, but I'm curious to hear opinions. My 1974 Masi has top tube cable guides, but it has been repainted and has several braze-ons that it shouldn't, so I don't think it's a...
07-22-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,503
Posted By Andy_K

gugie told me a while back that he's hoping to...

gugie told me a while back that he's hoping to host a Ride, Wrench, and Grill later this year. Maybe you can make it down for that?
07-22-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 758
Posted By Andy_K

Considering it's Tadej, I wouldn't be surprised...

Considering it's Tadej, I wouldn't be surprised if they'd let him ride Eddy's hour record bike if he want to.
07-22-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 758
Posted By Andy_K

That puts him in company with me, at least.

That puts him in company with me, at least.
07-22-22, 01:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 758
Posted By Andy_K

It's all about marginal gains these days.

It's all about marginal gains these days.
07-22-22, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By Andy_K

I'll take the 11-speed.

I'll take the 11-speed.
07-22-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 758
Posted By Andy_K

They really were. I wasn't familiar with Slovenia...

They really were. I wasn't familiar with Slovenia at all, but the parts they showed were gorgeous. I had a similar revelation a few years ago watching the Tour of Croatia for the first time,...
07-22-22, 12:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,503
Posted By Andy_K

I was really hoping to go to this, but other life...

I was really hoping to go to this, but other life commitments are getting in the way. Somebody give the bikes an extra ogle for me.
07-22-22, 12:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 758
Posted By Andy_K

Vintage Bike in the TdF?

Not in the race obviously, but in the TV coverage. Did anyone else see this in the feature they ran about Tadej Pogačar on USA?

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07-21-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 20,383
Posted By Andy_K

Oh, thanks for the reminder. I totally forgot...

Oh, thanks for the reminder. I totally forgot that I was going to try my hand at lug lining on this bike. Silver, though, not blue.

I know there's a good chance the next owner of this bike won't...
07-21-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,417
Posted By Andy_K

No, not me. That's the kind of thing that happens...

No, not me. That's the kind of thing that happens in Portland area Halloween cyclocross races.
07-21-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,417
Posted By Andy_K

Well, it's really in the nature of cyclocross for...

Well, it's really in the nature of cyclocross for things to go terribly wrong.

http://www.cxmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/4068544205_0e9844f014_b1.jpg

But droppedandlost is correct...
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