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06-11-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,042
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

That was a good day. I still have the Raleigh...

That was a good day. I still have the Raleigh (foreground, now fixified) and the now somewhat Gugified MIJ Bianchi (in the back) but not a lot of time to ride them!

The three in the middle have...
04-23-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,803
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Bone shakers have their place. It's in the...

Bone shakers have their place. It's in the museum, or on the street, 300 years ago.

That's not to say I don't want to make one out of wood and glue, the next time the $100 klunker challenge role...
04-12-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17,892
Views: 2,003,114
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Man, those clouds, that sky. You got 'em. ...

Man, those clouds, that sky. You got 'em. :thumb:
03-07-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Maybe - maybe not. But that dork disc is...

Maybe - maybe not. But that dork disc is atrocious! Better buy that bike :)
02-05-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Yeah, I had a Trek 2100 and I want to find...

Yeah, I had a Trek 2100 and I want to find another one that's actually my size to see if it's a as good as I remembered.

At 19 lbs, it was the lightest bike I ever owned. I'm sure I could get...
02-04-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,510
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I wouldn't touch that Serotta. It's too dang cool...

I wouldn't touch that Serotta. It's too dang cool the way it is. I think it's the only bike in your collection I've ridden more than a mile, and I somehow feel nostalgic for it.

Do the Bianchi;...
01-24-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,156
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

For the record, mine is US spec. Made through...

For the record, mine is US spec. Made through 1999 at the Subaru factory in Lafayette, Indiana, specifically for postal drivers. Adapting to RHD came back easy to me; having lived in Australia for...
01-22-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,156
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Driving the mail, these days. Got a job with the...

Driving the mail, these days. Got a job with the USPS, bought a RHD Subaru wagon, working six days every week, sometimes 12-14 hours a day and making more money than I have in my life. (Not saying...
12-24-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Well, the clamp anyway. But I've seen more than...

Well, the clamp anyway. But I've seen more than one rider set theirs up that way, I guess to make the reach more comfortable for them.
12-24-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Sometimes a bicycle just needs a hug.

Sometimes a bicycle just needs a hug.
12-05-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,186
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

And you can STILL get the XL clips (in plastic)...

And you can STILL get the XL clips (in plastic) on eBay. ...
11-19-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,940
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

My best score is nowadays commonly known as Eine...

My best score is nowadays commonly known as Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, which that Mozart dude stole from me when he was playing keyboards in the rock band I was fronting in highschool, then he took back...
11-19-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,632
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I've never even thought of this question. ...

I've never even thought of this question. Someday I will, though. When I learn to ride a bike.
11-19-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,010
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

...and let's not forget our Cino friend Byron,...

...and let's not forget our Cino friend Byron, who's a about a million years old and does that **** on a fixie.

...
11-17-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure....

Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

:)
10-24-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Nbd
Views: 927
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

That's a seemingly nice bike for two bills. ...

That's a seemingly nice bike for two bills. :thumb:
10-24-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,302
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

It all adds up, I suppose.

It all adds up, I suppose.
10-24-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,803
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Right now, I'm more worried it's gonna collide...

Right now, I'm more worried it's gonna collide with his downtube.

Why do you put these terrible thoughts in my head, you monster?
10-23-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,803
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Stick with the barcons.

Stick with the barcons.
10-23-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,534
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'm with plonz; long term, this is a NR/SR bike....

I'm with plonz; long term, this is a NR/SR bike.

As far as cleaning it up; go gently as possible. Maybe start with a feather duster and hope that does the trick. It's chromovelato. :lol:
10-18-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,222
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Not just bent, but twisted, as thinktubes said. ...

Not just bent, but twisted, as thinktubes said. Those pulleys look they are rotating on very different planes, which I think would be problematic. Not that those C'dA derailleurs shift all that...
10-18-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20,562
Views: 3,592,166
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Or maybe a 'recoil' seat post, since it's a...

Or maybe a 'recoil' seat post, since it's a Mossberg?
10-10-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,262
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

...And it might be a bit lighter, too. but...

...And it might be a bit lighter, too. but probably not by whole lot. The Surly has slightly more modern running gear.
10-10-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,271
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Another early 70s data point - 1973 Nishiki Semi...

Another early 70s data point - 1973 Nishiki Semi Pro, absolutely maxed out on 38mm tires, no fenders. The chainstays are the tight point, followed by the bridge for the rear brake.
...
10-07-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

They seem both a bit pricey, depending on what...

They seem both a bit pricey, depending on what else is available locally, of course. And yeah, the Eros is built for a taller person than the Brava.
10-07-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,397
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Only honest answer is "You ride it and tell us." ...

Only honest answer is "You ride it and tell us." One of my best riding bikes is an old, cheap Apollo that is made of God Knows What. Nothing super special about the vintage parts I put on it, but...
10-06-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 17,892
Views: 2,003,114
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

33 miles on the Olympic Discovery Trail. Not a...

33 miles on the Olympic Discovery Trail. Not a lot climbing, but it took a lot out of me; I'm really out of shape. :( A nice section between Lake Crescent and Forks, WA. Forgot to put my water bottle...
10-03-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Woah, your size and Sante-equipped? Score :thumb:

Woah, your size and Sante-equipped? Score :thumb:
10-03-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 133,121
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Very likely a Steller's Jay. All over western...

Very likely a Steller's Jay. All over western North America.
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/assets/photo/70582711-480px.jpg
10-03-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,637
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Those stickers are absolutely reVueltaing....

Those stickers are absolutely reVueltaing. Removing them would improve the appearance of even a modern plastic bike.

Peel the stickers off that frame pump, while you're at it.
10-03-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,494
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

None for me; I already got rid of the ones that...

None for me; I already got rid of the ones that make me think that way. :)
10-03-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 7,446
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Funny you should mention that; while I was riding...

Funny you should mention that; while I was riding around Capitol Lake, I kept smelling weed, but didn't see any puffs coming out of cars or folks walking around the lake. I mentioned it to my friend...
10-03-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 7,446
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

If you see my doppelgänger out there, be very...

If you see my doppelgänger out there, be very careful. Karmic balance would suggest he's extremely evil, just to even things out. :D
10-03-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 7,446
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Those two pics are both long and/or arduous rides...

Those two pics are both long and/or arduous rides in very warm weather (Hurricane Ridge & Tour de Palouse). So you can bet I was wearing my nylon compression shorts under those khakis. So,...
09-25-20, 07:19 AM
09-23-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8,027
Views: 2,560,535
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

A claw is easy to find and will do ya....

A claw is easy to find and will do ya....
09-23-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,776
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I had a bad one: one wire bead on a set of...

I had a bad one: one wire bead on a set of 700x35s was 'smushed' (not bent, but somehow flattened) and the tire sidewall built over it was therefore deformed. No way, no how that tire would seat. ...
09-23-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 7,446
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

OMG, thoughts n' prayers. I'm so relieved you...

OMG, thoughts n' prayers. I'm so relieved you made it back home alive. I understand Seattle is not just anarchy, but an Anarchy Jurisdiction.

If you'll excuse me now, I am going to eat a plate...
09-21-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,485
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Not that one, no. Crazy good deal :thumb:

Not that one, no. Crazy good deal :thumb:
09-21-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Easy-Peasy-Cino-squeezy. It was in the one last...

Easy-Peasy-Cino-squeezy. It was in the one last year, anyway.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48845423107_ae0339fa93_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hqiyxn)

IIRC that's a 52-40-30 up front and...
09-20-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,208
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Because in the photo, it actually looks like the...

Because in the photo, it actually looks like the fork is bent? Like that blue and pink Miyata in post #11 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=11) . Or is it blue and...
09-20-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 875
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

For some reason, a lot of Elvis Costello tunes...

For some reason, a lot of Elvis Costello tunes from My Aim Is True through his Imperial Bedroom album, and songs of my own original compositions from when I was playing in bands. Early Squeeze, too....
09-19-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,509
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

She rides any damn bike she wants to, punk.

She rides any damn bike she wants to, punk.
09-18-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 7,446
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Mid 70s Mirage; pretty close to a bottom rung...

Mid 70s Mirage; pretty close to a bottom rung bike. Mine is rustier than yours, but an oxalic bath would go a long way to making it presentable again:

...
09-18-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'll take a crack; PM sent.

I'll take a crack; PM sent.
09-18-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

EXCEPT when he's riding sweep, to make sure the...

EXCEPT when he's riding sweep, to make sure the frail, broken bodies of us mere mortals don't die alone and forgotten out there somewhere on the blistering, dusty prairie. ;)

(Yes, I'm in that...
09-18-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 7,446
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

If, for some reason, you want that exact frame in...

If, for some reason, you want that exact frame in that exact color in a slightly larger size, I've got one you can have for free. PM me.

That is really a unique colorway, and I have no idea what...
09-18-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,259
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Find a nicely preserved '95 Nissan Skyline GTR...

Find a nicely preserved '95 Nissan Skyline GTR and bring it back home to me. Pretty please?
09-18-20, 01:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,561
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I concur; the frame is likely too small for you. ...

I concur; the frame is likely too small for you. :(

Great bike, though.
09-18-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8,027
Views: 2,560,535
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Or you could just swim it; it's only 18 - 20...

Or you could just swim it; it's only 18 - 20 miles across the Straight of Juan de Fuca. You ride bikes the same size as mine, so don't worry about bringing your own hardware. If you survive the...
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