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02-20-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,090
Posted By johnnyace

That looks fantastic, Mark! Looking forward to...

That looks fantastic, Mark! Looking forward to picking it up. The interwebs tell me that Pantone 159 = RAL 2000. Gonna touch base with Santiam Powdercoat in Scio, see what they bring to the table.
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12-26-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,900
Posted By johnnyace

I'm a rider. I'm not very good at wrenching, just...

I'm a rider. I'm not very good at wrenching, just enough to get by, and barely at that. Trying to work on that, but I don't have a passion for it. I don't consider myself a collector; I currently...
12-23-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,090
Posted By johnnyace

It is for sure, and I'm discovering that this is...

It is for sure, and I'm discovering that this is definitely one of those cases where the old methods are more advantageous, as I could have just had gugie do the work. I would be more upset if I...
12-23-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,090
Posted By johnnyace

Our daughter's boyfriend works for FedEx, and he...

Our daughter's boyfriend works for FedEx, and he offered some insight as to their operations. Apparently sometime in the last several years, FedEx went from being a wholly-consolidated company to a...
12-23-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7,633
Views: 838,626
Posted By johnnyace

It's the little things that count. Found these...

It's the little things that count. Found these for a great price from the Bike Recyclery in Portland, to go on the Specialties TA cranks on my Motobecane Grand Record.
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12-23-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,090
Posted By johnnyace

I suppose the winter project is finding a...

I suppose the winter project is finding a framebuilder with TIG welding capabilities to repair the crack where the top tube and head tube meet on my newly-acquired Ritchey Break Away. :cry:

I...
12-23-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,090
Posted By johnnyace

I'm glad that finally showed up. I saw that it...

I'm glad that finally showed up. I saw that it got stuck in the FedEx Black Hole of Troutdale for a bit.
12-23-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,677
Posted By johnnyace

I once had a co-worker (who, btw, was grossly...

I once had a co-worker (who, btw, was grossly overweight and owned 5 cars in a two-driver household) ask me why I cycled to work. "Is it some environmental reason, or are you just a tightwad?" he...
12-21-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,674
Posted By johnnyace

One of each: the Moto GR in red, and the upcoming...

One of each: the Moto GR in red, and the upcoming Hampsten Strada Bianca in a very light green (a.k.a. pistachio). Not the actual bike, but the color will be the same.
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Forum: Foo
12-20-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,110
Posted By johnnyace

Agreed. It's been raining for at least 48 hours...

Agreed. It's been raining for at least 48 hours straight here. Flood advisory in effect. Hopefully we don't get a repeat of the flooding of 1996. The basement's taking on some water, and our sloping...
12-20-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,677
Posted By johnnyace

What's the practical purpose of having the brake...

What's the practical purpose of having the brake cables above the stem and bars, rather than below? Whenever I have the LBS do work for me, they do it below, and I always change it back to above,...
12-20-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,677
Posted By johnnyace

This. Gives me a point of reference for the...

This. Gives me a point of reference for the culprit-search. I've used it many times.
12-20-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,677
Posted By johnnyace

I was told by a very experienced bike mechanic...

I was told by a very experienced bike mechanic that this is how brake cables are routed in Europe (or at least used to be), and also the preferred method for cyclocross bikes. Can anyone confirm...
Forum: Foo
12-18-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,110
Posted By johnnyace

Also in Salem. Tried to get out a bit today, as...

Also in Salem. Tried to get out a bit today, as it was dry, but the high winds was a definite ride-killer.

I got all the gear for riding in the rain, but I do not enjoy it. It's about this time of...
12-18-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 30,414
Posted By johnnyace

You mentioned the possibility of this on Sunday...

You mentioned the possibility of this on Sunday this year. I guess I should have held on to the 1985 Univega Alpina Uno (https://www.flickr.com/photos/193554749@N07/albums/72157719808394706)! Oh...
12-16-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,671
Posted By johnnyace

American Flyers...

American Flyers (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088707/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0)
The Triplets of Belleville (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286244/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0)
12-16-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,721
Posted By johnnyace

Several years ago three of us guys (all active on...

Several years ago three of us guys (all active on the BF C&V forum) rode in an annual event here in Oregon, known as the Monster Cookie Ride. As we were leaving the lunch stop/halfway point to finish...
12-15-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,721
Posted By johnnyace

I think what you say is true, although new bikes...

I think what you say is true, although new bikes made in the classic style also get quite a bit of love, whether they are handmade by the builder (think Weigle, Bishop, Sachs, Chapman, etc.), or...
Forum: Southwest
12-14-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,002
Posted By johnnyace

Ah, my hometown! I'm loving seeing those pics....

Ah, my hometown! I'm loving seeing those pics. With the weather being what it is in the PNW right now, I've been dreaming about a Tucson trip. Yeah, Mt. Lemmon, if you're up for some climbing.
12-14-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,320
Posted By johnnyace

I resemble this comment. The lead mechanic at my...

I resemble this comment. The lead mechanic at my local LBS (http://www.thenorthwesthub.org) texted me the other day pics of a Follis with Simplex bar end shifters, asking if I had ever seen these. I...
12-14-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,230
Posted By johnnyace

Geez, beautiful Rene Herse bikes are popping up...

Geez, beautiful Rene Herse bikes are popping up all over this joint (https://www.bikeforums.net/22338979-post206.html). :thumb: :D
12-13-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By johnnyace

If not, I've got both roof and hitch racks,...

If not, I've got both roof and hitch racks, enough to carry six bikes.
12-12-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By johnnyace

The current winter bike. Mostly lots of rain in...

The current winter bike. Mostly lots of rain in these parts, so fenders are pretty mandatory. Although I may end up selling this bike (it's a bit small for me), and moving the fenders to my '75...
12-12-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By johnnyace

I hear ya. On the flip side of that are the...

I hear ya. On the flip side of that are the transactions that go absolutely flawlessly, like the Ritchey Break Away (https://www.flickr.com/photos/193554749@N07/albums/72157720221430468) that I just...
12-12-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By johnnyace

I'm really glad (or not?) that this one is too...

I'm really glad (or not?) that this one is too big for me, Josh. The 1985 model I told you about in my size that I purchased from eBay ended up not working out: the seller never shipped it, ended all...
12-11-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 30,119
Posted By johnnyace

No, this one is 58cm, purchased from original...

No, this one is 58cm, purchased from original owner in Utah.
12-11-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 30,119
Posted By johnnyace

It doesn't really qualify as vintage, being a...

It doesn't really qualify as vintage, being a 2010 model (with a carbon fork and seat post, no less), but I just picked up this Break Away.

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12-10-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,057
Posted By johnnyace

Don, was that your Follis with the Simplex...

Don, was that your Follis with the Simplex bar-end shifters that I saw the other day at NW Hub? First time I have ever seen those in real life.
12-10-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,070
Posted By johnnyace

Confirmation bias... ...

Confirmation bias...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x400/unspecified_6_b526122d3802c2a24d7c23bf502c0b48eabe5a9e.jpg
12-09-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By johnnyace

My wife and I are seriously considering retiring...

My wife and I are seriously considering retiring in Portugal. Her and our daughter just returned from a trip there (and Morocco), and she was duly impressed and fell in love with it.
12-07-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,000
Posted By johnnyace

I won't dismiss the carbon fork off-hand, I'm...

I won't dismiss the carbon fork off-hand, I'm frankly curious. I don't think I've ever ridden anything with carbon fiber, not even a test ride. But yes, I had thought if I don't like it, I would turn...
12-07-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,000
Posted By johnnyace

After some consultation and confirmation bias...

After some consultation and confirmation bias with gugie , I pulled the trigger and joined Team Break Away. A 2010, with Ritchey Carbon Fork:
...
12-06-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,176
Posted By johnnyace

This one is working really well for me. In fact...

This one is working really well for me. In fact it's my current favorite ride.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51603819743_a2bb97deea_3k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mC44L4)Motobecane Grand Record...
12-04-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By johnnyace

Also, is that a Suntour Superbe Pro seatpost, and...

Also, is that a Suntour Superbe Pro seatpost, and did you have to cut it to fit because of the rear light boss? I had to cut the Bontrager seatpost down to fit for me.
12-04-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By johnnyace

I haven't taken it for a proper shakedown ride...

I haven't taken it for a proper shakedown ride yet, but it seems solid to me. Rode it around the neighborhood a bit, and we have some steep hills. Firm and feeling good so far!
12-04-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By johnnyace

Wow... just... wow. :thumb: :D :beer:

Wow... just... wow. :thumb: :D :beer:
12-04-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,401
Posted By johnnyace

Email sent. Sorry for the thread hijack, Josh. :D

Email sent. Sorry for the thread hijack, Josh. :D
12-04-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,401
Posted By johnnyace

If you're interested enough to build up a...

If you're interested enough to build up a frameset, Neal, I have this 57cm 1986 Raleigh Grand Prix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/193554749@N07/albums/72157720165168632) that I'm going to part with....
12-04-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By johnnyace

'70s Raleigh International - Customized

After selling (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1241759-s-been-awhile-74-international.html) a too big (60cm) Raleigh International to poprad recently, I found myself still pining for one...
12-03-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,068
Posted By johnnyace

I had the same Kalloy stem on a Peugeot...

I had the same Kalloy stem on a Peugeot (https://www.flickr.com/photos/193554749@N07/albums/72157719803321353) I picked up back in the early summer. Hated that damn thing, but I finally found a...
12-03-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19,037
Views: 2,361,297
Posted By johnnyace

Welcome back! :thumb:

Welcome back! :thumb:
12-03-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 280,418
Posted By johnnyace

Same here, just pulled the trigger on some more....

Same here, just pulled the trigger on some more. :thumb:
12-02-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 280,418
Posted By johnnyace

Finally got these out on the road today. I'm...

Finally got these out on the road today. I'm pretty impressed with them, you?
11-30-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,408
Posted By johnnyace

Watch out at Black's Beach...

Watch out at Black's Beach (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black%27s_Beach). :D
11-28-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19,037
Views: 2,361,297
Posted By johnnyace

Pretty nice day for a ride. You gotta get 'em in...

Pretty nice day for a ride. You gotta get 'em in when you can at this time of year. Took a few nice shots out at the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge (https://www.fws.gov/refuge/ankeny/).
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11-26-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,268
Posted By johnnyace

Here you go: ...

Here you go:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51705700105_2f89f171f3_3k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mM4ef2)1986 Peugeot PXR80 (https://flic.kr/p/2mM4ef2) by John Jones...
11-25-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19,037
Views: 2,361,297
Posted By johnnyace

A short, chilly 25-miler this Thanksgiving Day....

A short, chilly 25-miler this Thanksgiving Day. Didn't take many pics, but this old barn caught my attention. Definitely seen better days!
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11-25-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,268
Posted By johnnyace

Received my medium saddle bag a couple of days...

Received my medium saddle bag a couple of days ago. Looking good on the Peugeot!
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11-25-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By johnnyace

Happy Thanksgiving, Matt! I'm also thankful for...

Happy Thanksgiving, Matt! I'm also thankful for the great people I've met and rides I've done because of BF. Cheers everyone, enjoy!
11-25-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,943
Posted By johnnyace

Well, there was one black bear spotted at this...

Well, there was one black bear spotted at this year's Cino (by Dave Kirk, I believe). But it was high-tailing it away from the road as he approached.
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