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05-18-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 10,206
Posted By ollo_ollo

My enthusiasm for the Clunker 100 challenge...

My enthusiasm for the Clunker 100 challenge continues to increase, so I was "In Again" this year, but so far unable to find a worthy entry. Been back in Oregon 2 weeks and the cold, wet Spring has...
05-05-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,091
Posted By ollo_ollo

Never been to "Eroica CA" but Cino is a very...

Never been to "Eroica CA" but Cino is a very Special gathering of great people and their vintage bicycles. Everyone should do it at least once! The charming little town(Pop. 500) of Hot Springs is...
04-18-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 10,206
Posted By ollo_ollo

Thanks Andy. Also just noticed they are labeled...

Thanks Andy. Also just noticed they are labeled Elite or Super Elite on the DS chain stay, I like the look of your head lugs better.
04-17-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,946
Posted By ollo_ollo

I'm in the slow learner camp when it comes to...

I'm in the slow learner camp when it comes to helmets. Playing Middle League baseball back in the 50's, I was beaned by a young Joey Moeller but only concussed thanks to one of these Spalding...
04-16-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 976
Posted By ollo_ollo

Otoh, it does prevent the "disappointed by great...

Otoh, it does prevent the "disappointed by great expectations" situation. Don
04-13-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,035
Posted By ollo_ollo

When you ask at the LBS for some brake pads that...

When you ask at the LBS for some brake pads that will fit Mafac cantilevers and the smart-alec 20 something clerk corrects you with "you mean Mavic". Don
04-01-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,660
Posted By ollo_ollo

Tried it on one of my commuter bikes prior to...

Tried it on one of my commuter bikes prior to retirement. Liked the clean, no finish tape look but the exposed edge soon developed curl where my hand positions were located. Still, must not have...
04-01-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 817
Posted By ollo_ollo

New from Rene Herse: Self Truing Wheels

https://www.renehersecycles.com/journal/
04-01-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,292
Posted By ollo_ollo

Roger, I got busy in March and missed your thread...

Roger, I got busy in March and missed your thread til this AM, so read thru from the beginning with my morning coffee. What a great find and build.

I have a few bikes just outside my ideal 53-54...
03-29-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 809
Posted By ollo_ollo

That was my take also. Mine had Vitus 888 tubing....

That was my take also. Mine had Vitus 888 tubing. Saw many with side pull caliper brakes rather than the cantilevers found on most tourers + some also had a double crank vs triple Stronglight on...
03-29-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 809
Posted By ollo_ollo

Either of those two are fine, but actual touring...

Either of those two are fine, but actual touring bikes were available at the time: such as Specialized Expedition Touring, Centurion Pro Tour and Motobecane Grand Touring. Raleigh also made a touring...
03-27-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,165
Posted By ollo_ollo

Breathing problems led me to spend some time on 3...

Breathing problems led me to spend some time on 3 non drop bar bikes recently: 1. A flat bar with extensions was much better than just a plain flat bar, but was only used for local rides or grocery...
03-26-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 536
Posted By ollo_ollo

Steve: I was interested in the 979 until I had a...

Steve: I was interested in the 979 until I had a few bone jarring rides on other aluminum bikes, thought 979's claimed smooth ride must be advertising hype, but never rode one. Got my 1st 979 last...
03-18-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 823
Posted By ollo_ollo

+1 on trying to save your original saddle: I used...

+1 on trying to save your original saddle: I used the process RHM & DD describe above to save the original Brooks saddle on my 1966 Schwinn Super Sport. See Pics from the 2016 C&V Clunker Challenge,...
03-12-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By ollo_ollo

+1 on BFisher Exactly my experience on several...

+1 on BFisher Exactly my experience on several 700c conversions. Don
03-10-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By ollo_ollo

Bad Lag , apart from the damaged areas + sloppy,...

Bad Lag , apart from the damaged areas + sloppy, mismatched color touch up, paint is good. 2 layers, base white with a bright, clear blue overlaid to give a candy apple effect that I've seen before...
03-09-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By ollo_ollo

Found the old BF pics of my Alpine which had...

Found the old BF pics of my Alpine which had similar features to this frame. See post # 15 in 1st link and post # 13 in2nd: ...
03-06-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By ollo_ollo

I was on a ride one hot Summer day when I ran...

I was on a ride one hot Summer day when I ran across one of these at a yard sale in Sublimity Oregon. There was a hand lettered list of items for sale out front. All I saw was "Claude Butler Touring...
03-05-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By ollo_ollo

Another Mystery Frameset

Maybe some of you saw this interesting frameset on eBay recently. A nice bike marred by a terrible touchup job. Maker unknown but frame resembled an early Alpine bicycle I had for a while, way back...
03-05-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,450
Posted By ollo_ollo

I'm closer to ept than inept, but slow and...

I'm closer to ept than inept, but slow and getting slower as I age out. However, I may have attained "adept" status when correcting my frequent blunders. Don
02-28-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,261
Posted By ollo_ollo

Twice, but not for a seatpost: Both times they...

Twice, but not for a seatpost: Both times they were BSO, $9.95, GoodWill, bike boom 10 speeds, dirty, rusty, flat tires etc. But 1 sported a pair of well worn Campagnolo NR pedals, the other had a...
02-25-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,813
Posted By ollo_ollo

Original 531 decal only had a few shreds left,...

Original 531 decal only had a few shreds left, just enough bits to I.D. Replaced with one from Cyclomondo, who I used for my Stella, several Motobecanes and others. Greg Softley is great to work...
02-24-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,313
Posted By ollo_ollo

My twobular ride ...

My twobular ride
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02-24-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,813
Posted By ollo_ollo

My 21" 1973 Super Course has a 26.6 seat post,...

My 21" 1973 Super Course has a 26.6 seat post, likely reamed to that size. https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0116_65cabfa5e3b63c7b89acf27aacf137f800152595.jpg
They...
02-24-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 42,416
Posted By ollo_ollo

My German shorthair rescue "Gus" now approaching...

My German shorthair rescue "Gus" now approaching 10 y.o.
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Augustus, German...
02-21-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 815
Posted By ollo_ollo

j.e. 34tooth biggest freewheel cog = Long Cage

j.e. 34tooth biggest freewheel cog = Long Cage
01-26-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,108
Posted By ollo_ollo

XO-2 I got my grand daughter when she graduated...

XO-2 I got my grand daughter when she graduated from U of Oregon. Think it's a 48cm, but for sure 50cm or under, she is very petite....
01-12-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 18,702
Posted By ollo_ollo

Here's another pic of my Stella, currently still...

Here's another pic of my Stella, currently still in Cino setup: Shimano Deore triple crank + long cage derailleur + 32c Gravel Kings....
12-10-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,797
Posted By ollo_ollo

That's the one. I kept the Nisi wheelset though....

That's the one. I kept the Nisi wheelset though. Don
11-11-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,809
Posted By ollo_ollo

Finally got my surgery re-scheduled and leaving...

Finally got my surgery re-scheduled and leaving sunny Florida for the cold rain of Oregon on Sunday. Expect to be back for CINO 2022 with fully functioning lungs at long last. Don
10-09-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,292
Posted By ollo_ollo

Thanks for those lever pics, My son says these...

Thanks for those lever pics, My son says these levers are the "coolest" piece on the whole bike! I agree. Don
09-20-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,055
Posted By ollo_ollo

Here are a few more possibilities, all are Bike...

Here are a few more possibilities, all are Bike Forums "bottom feeder" Clunkers, but do check off most, or all the boxes: (Ooops! edit to add the pics):...
09-20-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,055
Posted By ollo_ollo

Yes, those are the original shifters/brakes, they...

Yes, those are the original shifters/brakes, they shift and stop just fine, no problems. Bar in pic is a Velo Orange Porteur I got cheap at our NW Hub co-op. Originally bike had a straight, GF...
09-17-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,055
Posted By ollo_ollo

Early mountain bikes offer a lot of possibilities...

Early mountain bikes offer a lot of possibilities for not much $$. Some are even lugged and lack the unicrown fork. Canti brakes and a chrome moly (sometimes oversized) steel frame, add Moustache,...
09-09-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,507
Posted By ollo_ollo

I converted the 66 and 70 to 3 piece alloy...

I converted the 66 and 70 to 3 piece alloy cranks. Both SS frames had a ridge inside the BB that was incompatible with the Tru-Vativ kit. including a pic of the kit that worked....
09-09-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,083
Posted By ollo_ollo

Appears you have some cleaning and organizing to...

Appears you have some cleaning and organizing to do. Happy days!
09-02-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,227
Posted By ollo_ollo

The true "step thru" ladies type bikes are...

The true "step thru" ladies type bikes are popular "old man" bikes because of their easy mount/dismount. The unisex mixte type still require some step-over, just not as high as the diamond frame.
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08-31-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 29,243
Posted By ollo_ollo

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Up and up...
08-26-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,062
Posted By ollo_ollo

Didn't save the ad or its pics, but found my 79...

Didn't save the ad or its pics, but found my 79 PKN10 (the hand painted, kaleidoscope spotted one) in a Portland Oregon CL ad for a "Parts Bike". Extremely dark pics, surrounded by garage crap, was...
08-24-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,309
Posted By ollo_ollo

denaffen Great job on the LeTour repaint. ...

denaffen Great job on the LeTour repaint. Really like the color. Thank you for posting your overhaul of these 2 C&V bikes, looking forward to the finished products. As often happens on BF, much...
08-18-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,285
Posted By ollo_ollo

None of my C&V bicycles are perfect. I settled...

None of my C&V bicycles are perfect. I settled for "perfectly typical" and ride them all. Don
08-15-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 24,114
Posted By ollo_ollo

I remember this thread, welcome back old friend. ...

I remember this thread, welcome back old friend. About 20 years ago, I had a Moto Grand Touring and blithly mounted some kind (can't remember brand) of folders on it. Rode them for the Summer @ 90#...
08-13-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 879,616
Posted By ollo_ollo

DQRider, If you choose the Peugeot, artist dad...

DQRider, If you choose the Peugeot, artist dad changed the non drive side, downtube "Peugeot" logo from black to white by hand painting over the original decal letters. Also fitting the kaleidoscope...
08-12-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 29,243
Posted By ollo_ollo

Gravel samples 3,000 miles apart. Oregon shots...

Gravel samples 3,000 miles apart. Oregon shots from yesterday's ride, Florida shots were back in May. There are some really tough and very challenging stretches of eroded dirt, deep sand and rough...
08-12-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 879,616
Posted By ollo_ollo

Thanks DQRider. Been posted on BF several...

Thanks DQRider. Been posted on BF several places; 1979 PKN10 started life pearl white but got painted by original owner's father who was a brush/palette artist. Colors have a somewhat regular...
08-12-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 879,616
Posted By ollo_ollo

Did my ride in the cool morning hours and had Mrs...

Did my ride in the cool morning hours and had Mrs ollo snap a pic in front of my truck when I got back. P.S. Yes, I did forget my helmet, 1st time in quite a while, felt a little Nekked without it. ...
08-10-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,347
Posted By ollo_ollo

Thieves will steal anything. 2 personal...

Thieves will steal anything. 2 personal examples: For a few years, my barber's grocery getter was a WalMart mt. bike with 1 working gear, inoperable brakes and minus saddle and post. He never...
08-09-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 40,697
Posted By ollo_ollo

Sunday I sold the Super Course to a tall young...

Sunday I sold the Super Course to a tall young lady who appreciated its vintage vibe, Nervex lugs and nice ride. Will be a good campus bike. Don
08-08-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,084
Posted By ollo_ollo

For sure! Prior to retirement, half my 4+ mile...

For sure! Prior to retirement, half my 4+ mile commute was a 2 lane country road til I reached Martin Way, our main drag in Olympia,Wa. Route then went East, past I-5 to our building in Lacey WA. ...
08-06-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,359
Posted By ollo_ollo

Don't have many pics, but here's 2 of mine: Giles...

Don't have many pics, but here's 2 of mine: Giles Berthet SS fenders on my Grand Jubile, mounted by Corey Thompson, now a frame builder of note in Olympia, WA, but back then was wrenching for Bill...
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