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08-11-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,707
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...
08-09-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,707
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: 1,707
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: 11,062
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: 1,707
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: 1,707
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: 1,707
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: 262
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: 609
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...
08-04-22, 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, 01:03 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...
08-02-22, 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.
07-31-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19,253
Views: 2,421,219
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: 600,120
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: 600,120
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: 20,382
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: 20,382
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, 01:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,890
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: 1,707
Posted By Andy_K

Well, almost nothing.... ...

Well, almost nothing....

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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, 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, 12:30 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,...
07-21-22, 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...
07-21-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 20,382
Posted By Andy_K

At last, freed from the tyrany of the $108 budget...

At last, freed from the tyrany of the $108 budget (since I completed my miles within the parameters of the challenge), here is an update on my Centurion with decals from lettering.com applied.
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07-21-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,417
Posted By Andy_K

My cyclocross bike has a 34T small chainring and...

My cyclocross bike has a 34T small chainring and a 36T big cog. Even with me riding that'll go up just about any (short) incline for which I can keep my weight properly balanced across the wheels. Of...
07-21-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,417
Posted By Andy_K

This is my standard complaint about compact...

This is my standard complaint about compact doubles. Any time I need a 34T ring, I really need a 30T ring or smaller. Of course these days with rear cogs the size of dinner plates becoming...
07-21-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,129
Posted By Andy_K

This would be my vote, though I fear it may not...

This would be my vote, though I fear it may not be a sustainable solution for long with Italian bottom brackets. Maybe Velo Orange will step up, but it seems that Shimano has stopped making square...
07-20-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,417
Posted By Andy_K

That 45T outer ring is a nice touch. I went...

That 45T outer ring is a nice touch. I went 49-42-32 on my Gios. The 32T inner ring is a compromise because I wanted to use a short cage Campy rear derailleur. The 49-42 spacing makes my gears mostly...
07-20-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,939
Posted By Andy_K

Mmmmm....clusters.... ...

Mmmmm....clusters....

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07-19-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,183
Posted By Andy_K

I wanna be Matt when I grow up. Honestly, I'd be...

I wanna be Matt when I grow up. Honestly, I'd be happy just to be able to take such great photos.
07-18-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 20,382
Posted By Andy_K

OK, as previously claimed, I'm finished. With the...

OK, as previously claimed, I'm finished. With the post-work commute I'm now officially at 104 km. For this morning's ride, I stopped off at the local KP medical center for a vaccine booster. When I...
07-18-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 773
Posted By Andy_K

I was actually planning to send mine out to be...

I was actually planning to send mine out to be painted. The Rust Oleum was just supposed to be a temporary measure so I could ride it to see how it fit before investing more money. Then it turned out...
07-18-22, 12:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 773
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, mine has the "3Rensho" tubing decal, but...

Yeah, mine has the "3Rensho" tubing decal, but mine also has Shimano GS dropouts, so I believe it's from a different production run. As merziac said, the 3Rensho tubing decal is uncommon, even on...
07-17-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19,253
Views: 2,421,219
Posted By Andy_K

I took my recently resto-modded Masi out today,...

I took my recently resto-modded Masi out today, leaving the friendly confines of Beaverton to venture into the big city (well, bigger than Beaverton anyway). I took Terwilliger Boulevard into town,...
07-17-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,717
Posted By Andy_K

The title of the thread was inspired by the...

The title of the thread was inspired by the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy computer game which features an item described as "a thing your aunt gave you which you don't know what it is." When you...
07-16-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,717
Posted By Andy_K

There used to be a bar in Baltimore called...

There used to be a bar in Baltimore called Hammerjacks. I was once mistaken for Glenn Danzig while attending a concert there.
07-16-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Andy_K

I'm just going to leave this here without further...

I'm just going to leave this here without further comment.

https://live.staticflickr.com/5718/31349117715_801b4230f0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PLdqvz)
07-15-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,717
Posted By Andy_K

https://y.yarn.co/03053936-f0ba-4954-972b-67584f46...

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07-15-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,717
Posted By Andy_K

I like the joy of discovery, so I'm happy to...

I like the joy of discovery, so I'm happy to collect things that I don't know what they are. Plus, my brain tends to discard information pretty frequently, so even this tool may one day soon go back...
07-15-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,717
Posted By Andy_K

The tool that you don't know what it is thread

I'm guessing I'm not alone in possessing tools that I have no idea what they are for, right? About six months ago, I bought a bunch of tools on the sales forum here. There was one tool in particular...
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