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07-03-22, 01:58 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 34,543
Posted By Andy_K

I've got eight Italian bikes. The way I'd rank...

I've got eight Italian bikes. The way I'd rank them (my bikes, not necessarily the brands) right now is this:

Bianchi
Colnago
Maschiagi
Masi
De Rosa
Gios
Pinarello
Viner
07-01-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 588
Posted By Andy_K

Challenge accepted ...

Challenge accepted

https://www.cyclesprog.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_4349.jpg

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07-01-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 16,496
Posted By Andy_K

Still creeping towards the finish. Today I hauled...

Still creeping towards the finish. Today I hauled the Centurion Clunker to a local Park and Ride to make for an easier ride in to the office and back. Another 20 kilometers brings my total to 80.64....
07-01-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 483
Posted By Andy_K

That was part of the Great Hermiston Bike Heist...

That was part of the Great Hermiston Bike Heist (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1123681-great-italian-bike-cornucopia-2017-picture-heavy.html). The headline attractions of that haul were...
07-01-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 692
Posted By Andy_K

I really expected this thread to take off. I know...

I really expected this thread to take off. I know it's asking a lot, but I think over the next week all C&V posters should ride their bike to a bakery, take a picture, and have a tasty treat.
07-01-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,506
Posted By Andy_K

You've just got to watch out for crazy guys who...

You've just got to watch out for crazy guys who have been pointing out every twig and pebble on the entire trail making a sudden and unannounced turn in front of you to get off the trail in Vernonia.
07-01-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 483
Posted By Andy_K

This is my favorite thing about these Casatis....

This is my favorite thing about these Casatis. The shift cable goes directly into the downtube from the shifters and then emerges from the back of the chainstay. It's very slick.
...
07-01-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 483
Posted By Andy_K

Forgivable? It depends on whose forgiveness you...

Forgivable? It depends on whose forgiveness you want, I think. The real problem is that those Casati pantographed shifters are Campy. I've got a bike that mixes Campy, Shimano, SunTour, Tektro, and...
07-01-22, 02:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 483
Posted By Andy_K

Here's a Gold Line that had the same gear lever...

Here's a Gold Line that had the same gear lever mounting.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4450/37357080786_7bbe44a051_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YV7NBL)

Beautifully built bikes
06-30-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 483
Posted By Andy_K

Are you sure that's paint? It looks like it was...

Are you sure that's paint? It looks like it was dipped in milk chocolate.
06-30-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 336
Posted By Andy_K

Are you trying to preempt my "Show us your bike...

Are you trying to preempt my "Show us your bike at a bus stop with a silly street name sign" thread?

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06-30-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,506
Posted By Andy_K

In that case, I might have to up my game. I was...

In that case, I might have to up my game. I was going to just ride whatever had air in the tires, but maybe I should take advantage of this chance to ride on of my bikes that doesn't have low...
06-30-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By Andy_K

There are two ways to determine seatpost size....

There are two ways to determine seatpost size. One is to try seatposts of various sizes and see which one fits. The other is to use a specialized stepped tool which does effectively the same thing....
06-30-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19,057
Views: 2,366,699
Posted By Andy_K

The official attendance for that game was 16,024....

The official attendance for that game was 16,024. I think most of them must have been sitting behind me. Or maybe they went out to get a hot dog.
06-30-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19,057
Views: 2,366,699
Posted By Andy_K

I just got back from a great visit to Seattle...

I just got back from a great visit to Seattle where Dfrost kindly hosted me for a three days of bike rides and baseball. I'm a lifelong Orioles fan, and I try to get up to see them when they play the...
06-30-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 69,751
Views: 11,339,601
Posted By Andy_K

It's nowhere to be seen. I hope that the owner...

It's nowhere to be seen. I hope that the owner liked it so much he took it home. It would be really sad (and kind of funny) if he put it back where it had been the previous seven years and it was...
06-29-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 692
Posted By Andy_K

It's too bad we didn't know. You could have...

It's too bad we didn't know. You could have ridden with us. Maybe next time.
06-29-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 69,751
Views: 11,339,601
Posted By Andy_K

I'm not sure I deserve the association with...

I'm not sure I deserve the association with Takara I seem to have developed. ;)
06-29-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 692
Posted By Andy_K

Here are a few from 2018 at the South Store Café,...

Here are a few from 2018 at the South Store Café, purveyors of fine pastries.

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06-26-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Andy_K

I have a Brooklyn jersey for when I ride my Gios,...

I have a Brooklyn jersey for when I ride my Gios, but those red and white stripes aren't so flattering on me. They tend to be quite a bit more curved.
06-26-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19,057
Views: 2,366,699
Posted By Andy_K

I think happy would be an understatement. It's...

I think happy would be an understatement. It's hard to dance while riding a bike, but....
06-26-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19,057
Views: 2,366,699
Posted By Andy_K

gugie and I recreated the original Neal Lerner...

gugie and I recreated the original Neal Lerner Invitational (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1097120-pdx-march-19-nlerner-town-ready-ride.html) from five years ago. It's a route we do...
06-26-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,208
Posted By Andy_K

Yes, the Yaquina Bay Bridge -- it's one of my...

Yes, the Yaquina Bay Bridge -- it's one of my favorites. As for composition, I understand that well enough that when the picture presents itself in front of me like this I can often avoid screwing it...
06-25-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 683
Posted By Andy_K

Note to self: don't arm wrestle with SwimmerMike.

Note to self: don't arm wrestle with SwimmerMike.
06-25-22, 01:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,208
Posted By Andy_K

I did a ride around Yaquina Bay last year and got...

I did a ride around Yaquina Bay last year and got some good pictures, but I don't seem to have any that have both a bike and the bay in them. So, the bay alone will have to do, along with the...
06-25-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,208
Posted By Andy_K

Since when does gugie have three arms?

Since when does gugie have three arms?
06-23-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,551
Posted By Andy_K

Your picture is better.

Your picture is better.
06-23-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,551
Posted By Andy_K

I took my PX-10 out today for its first ride and...

I took my PX-10 out today for its first ride and took a couple of pictures for this thread while I was out.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52168729459_bd1215a95b_h.jpg...
06-23-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,551
Posted By Andy_K

I thought the same think, but I didn't want to be...

I thought the same think, but I didn't want to be the one to break the ice. Since you did, I won't leave you out there alone.

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06-23-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Andy_K

Nice work on the paint scraping. If I had gotten...

Nice work on the paint scraping. If I had gotten that far (which I wouldn't have), I'd be really tempted to spend the time to clean up all the last bits and keep the paint as is. Yeah, it's rough,...
06-23-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By Andy_K

There's a bit of tradition behind this, I think....

There's a bit of tradition behind this, I think. For instance, at one time the Motobecane Grand Record and Grand Jubilé models came with Campy Nuovo Record and Huret Jubilee components respectively....
06-22-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By Andy_K

1985 Performance Superbe ...

1985 Performance Superbe

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06-22-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By Andy_K

I mix BioPace and non-BioPace rings in the pile...

I mix BioPace and non-BioPace rings in the pile of spare rings in my garage. The biggest difference between them is that I might use the non-BioPace rings someday. :p
06-22-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,551
Posted By Andy_K

I believe this is the Pinkerton High Bridge on...

I believe this is the Pinkerton High Bridge on the Great Allegheny Passage. You can't see much of the bike under the hulking, hirsute rider, but it's there somewhere.
...
06-22-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,551
Posted By Andy_K

I rarely cross bridges that I haven't taken a...

I rarely cross bridges that I haven't taken a picture on.

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Port Angeles Metric Century
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06-21-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,054
Posted By Andy_K

I never cared for the one in Beaverton as a shop....

I never cared for the one in Beaverton as a shop. It was hard to get an employee to talk to you (sometimes even when you were standing by the register waiting to give them money) and the mechanical...
06-21-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,001
Posted By Andy_K

northbend, your second day ride looks fantastic!...

northbend, your second day ride looks fantastic! I think you're lucky it was open to cars. They might not have let you pass either. Well, maybe since it was you they would have.... They didn't let me...
06-21-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,001
Posted By Andy_K

For the record, I didn't experience any rain at...

For the record, I didn't experience any rain at all, even at the top. I guess sometimes there's a benefit to being slow.
06-21-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 16,496
Posted By Andy_K

Today I made a most significant ride on my...

Today I made a most significant ride on my Centurion Clunker. I rode it to work! That may not sound especially significant, but this was the first time I've biked in to the office since March 5,...
06-21-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,001
Posted By Andy_K

It's a little known fact that Mordor gets quite a...

It's a little known fact that Mordor gets quite a bit of snow in the winter.
06-21-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,832
Posted By Andy_K

I ordered a set of 36-hole rims from them. The...

I ordered a set of 36-hole rims from them. The same rims drilled for 32-holes was offered at significantly cheaper shipping. I tried to contact their customer support to see if I could get the...
06-21-22, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4,992
Views: 529,810
Posted By Andy_K

I've got one of those. Send me a PM.

I've got one of those. Send me a PM.
06-21-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Andy_K

It's likely all chrome under the paint. That's...

It's likely all chrome under the paint. That's tough to get even quality paint to stick to. I don't think Rust-Oleum is a good idea. If you plan to keep it, powder coat would be OK. If you're looking...
06-21-22, 12:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,001
Posted By Andy_K

So we should count you in for next year's trip? ...

So we should count you in for next year's trip?

And this is a 3Rensho-built Allez. I hesitate to say "Konno" because the lugs aren't as finely filed as what I've seen from him, but it does have...
06-20-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,001
Posted By Andy_K

I'll put it on the calendar.

I'll put it on the calendar.
06-20-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 16,496
Posted By Andy_K

I installed some bottle cages on the Centurion on...

I installed some bottle cages on the Centurion on Saturday in anticipation of a longer ride, but after I got them on there an unexpected rain blew in and stayed all afternoon. Here it is today in the...
06-20-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 16,496
Posted By Andy_K

Any bike fits if you're determined enough. ...

Any bike fits if you're determined enough.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4193/34423033722_efd2192f76_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UrR3Dq)

You probably don't have room in the budget for a Technomic...
06-20-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,001
Posted By Andy_K

I stayed with the group as long as I could, which...

I stayed with the group as long as I could, which was about the first mile and a half before the grade went above 1.5%. After that I saw them a few times when they waited to regroup bu my pictures...
06-17-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,807
Posted By Andy_K

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32833265277_91...

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06-17-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,001
Posted By Andy_K

I'm really, really, really out of shape too. I...

I'm really, really, really out of shape too. I think we have room for one more in the car pool.
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