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03-21-23, 09:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,140
Posted By Drillium Dude

Word up. I shoulda stayed in C&V for my own...

Word up.

I shoulda stayed in C&V for my own good. Live and learn...

Flip side, folks :)

DD
03-21-23, 04:03 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,271
Posted By Drillium Dude

Well, yeah - of course you would! But that just...

Well, yeah - of course you would! But that just makes you an outlier on one or the other end of the spectrum - a provocateur of sorts.

The good sort :)

DD
03-21-23, 03:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,836
Posted By Drillium Dude

Any of them which came after the introduction of...

Any of them which came after the introduction of any model Brooks, and looks exactly like it - but doesn't have the classic "Brooks" name-plate riveted to the transom.

DD
03-21-23, 02:54 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,271
Posted By Drillium Dude

I agree - that's not snobbery, it's taking a...

I agree - that's not snobbery, it's taking a lesson from a failure. Been there, done that!

I'm half-on/half-off the fence regarding CF. I've had a little experience with CF offerings from Selle...
03-21-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,523
Posted By Drillium Dude

Damn! That actually works. I guess my only...

Damn! That actually works.

I guess my only question beyond wondering how in the hell it does work is: what's the longevity forecast?

DD
03-21-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,271
Posted By Drillium Dude

This. I know a woman who is a couple years...

This.

I know a woman who is a couple years younger than I (me: laaaaaate 50s), and she owns both road and mountain bikes. Single - has been her entire life, and says she's fine with it. Fit as...
03-21-23, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 97,194
Posted By Drillium Dude

Sweet! Not only the design and execution,...

Sweet!

Not only the design and execution, but because it allows viewing (for now, anyway) of Huffy's famous and fantabulous attention to detail regarding the precise workmanship manifested in...
03-21-23, 03:00 AM
Replies: 21,522
Views: 2,977,663
Posted By Drillium Dude

Nice pics, Andy! Some really awesome - and quite...

Nice pics, Andy! Some really awesome - and quite different than your normal Portland-area - views. The desert regions certainly do have their special charms.

DD
03-20-23, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 97,194
Posted By Drillium Dude

Sure - but ain't that the point of this thread? I...

Sure - but ain't that the point of this thread? I surely do think so :lol:

DD
03-20-23, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By Drillium Dude

Rolling on 4's is a much better bet: ...

Rolling on 4's is a much better bet:

Scraaaaaaper Biiiiiiike!

00:45

DD
03-20-23, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 97,194
Posted By Drillium Dude

Yup - had to pop two Tylenol Sinus caps after...

Yup - had to pop two Tylenol Sinus caps after trying to figger out WTF all those digits were trying to communicate to me. Think I'll go lie down for a couple hours.

And I lol'ed at that Campy...
03-20-23, 06:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By Drillium Dude

Well, that's the score of the year so far... ...

Well, that's the score of the year so far...

...and hell's yeah, that front rack is the bomb! What a cool home-made contraption :)

Those should all clean up nicely. Congrats, OP!

dd
03-20-23, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8,673
Views: 1,069,962
Posted By Drillium Dude

The perfect finishing touch for a...

The perfect finishing touch for a fully-pantographed Colnago:

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...
03-19-23, 10:38 PM
Replies: 21,522
Views: 2,977,663
Posted By Drillium Dude

Many thanks for the mini-tour, darkmoon - and I...

Many thanks for the mini-tour, darkmoon - and I must admit, since I began scrolling up from the bottom, I thought I was viewing a Dutch canal upon first glance at the photo above. Then I noticed the...
03-19-23, 04:32 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,064
Posted By Drillium Dude

If there was an 'Unlike' button, I'd have jabbed...

If there was an 'Unlike' button, I'd have jabbed it at least 10 times.

You'll be missed, Neal - and we'll probably have rain - on both days...

:(

DD
03-19-23, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,188
Views: 400,836
Posted By Drillium Dude

I don't mind tedious work like drilling or...

I don't mind tedious work like drilling or sanding/laying down numerous coats of clear on a CF saddle - but I do absolutely abhor deep-cleaning. Why? Because the end state is technically no different...
03-19-23, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3,188
Views: 400,836
Posted By Drillium Dude

We're talking aesthetics here, but I'm in total...

We're talking aesthetics here, but I'm in total agreement! It's also been shown the additional brake shoe residue build-up serves a role in decreasing the life of the tire's sidewalls if not cleaned...
03-19-23, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3,188
Views: 400,836
Posted By Drillium Dude

Speaking only for myself, it's not a matter of...

Speaking only for myself, it's not a matter of grip.

Drive train components wear exponentially faster when used in wet conditions as the road debris I mentioned affixes itself to the chain, which...
03-19-23, 01:29 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 26,016
Posted By Drillium Dude

I am not at all surprised by your comprehensive...

I am not at all surprised by your comprehensive assessment; I note all the same plusses on my same-era Nuovo Mexico.

These frames are dialed in to the max.

DD
03-19-23, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3,188
Views: 400,836
Posted By Drillium Dude

I avoid riding in the wet (but I've been caught...

I avoid riding in the wet (but I've been caught out by sudden weather changes mid-ride more than once), but if I did: clinchers every time.

Road debris tends to stick around longer in wet...
03-19-23, 12:59 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,271
Posted By Drillium Dude

I loled - but that's not really accurate. Have...

I loled - but that's not really accurate. Have you ever seen MC riders acknowledge one another? Most waves I give - and receive - are similar: subtle, not spastically delivered.

As always: YMMV.
...
03-19-23, 12:49 AM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 97,194
Posted By Drillium Dude

Tried for a home run - but a double still puts...

Tried for a home run - but a double still puts you in a scoring position ;)

Record and what most people refer to as Nuovo Record both had steel cages. The black-anodized alloy-caged pedals were...
03-19-23, 12:12 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,271
Posted By Drillium Dude

Back where I used to live, the popular vernacular...

Back where I used to live, the popular vernacular for this kind of thing in general was (still is) referred to as 'The Seattle Freeze' - and it's a true phenomenon.

I think it's just a lot of...
03-19-23, 12:03 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,271
Posted By Drillium Dude

I've noticed that chainstay sticker on a number...

I've noticed that chainstay sticker on a number of the bikes you've shared pics of, but have never thought to ask where you got them. This thread provides the perfect opportunity to inquire: where...
03-18-23, 09:13 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,271
Posted By Drillium Dude

Dayum, there are a number of members here that...

Dayum, there are a number of members here that would do well to heed Duckie's sage advice:
...
03-18-23, 08:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,822
Posted By Drillium Dude

I agree completely regarding giving it some time...

I agree completely regarding giving it some time to cure; after all, I've got other bikes to ride - and it's warming up fast here in AZ :)

Might put the bike outside in direct sunlight this week...
03-18-23, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 955
Posted By Drillium Dude

That's how I roll these days :) Tho I will...

That's how I roll these days :)

Tho I will admit to being constantly on the lookout for spares (in case of accidents or natural, built-in failures), consumables, and 'smalls' - which of course are...
03-18-23, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 97,194
Posted By Drillium Dude

On a serious note: you've truly got some skills,...

On a serious note: you've truly got some skills, Dave - because that looks fantastic! It's cleaner than a lot of Italian 'drain holes' I've seen over the years. Bravissimo!

Also, in the interests...
03-18-23, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 97,194
Posted By Drillium Dude

Matches the brakes' voice of protest, no? DD

Matches the brakes' voice of protest, no?

DD
03-18-23, 01:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,822
Posted By Drillium Dude

Thanks, Kurt! See? I don't know a lot of...

Thanks, Kurt!

See? I don't know a lot of things, and this is one of them. But! I know what an MSDS is, and how to protect myself from the evils listed in those documents. Think I'm gonna pass on...
03-18-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,271
Posted By Drillium Dude

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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DD
03-18-23, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 97,194
Posted By Drillium Dude

This is gettin' better with each and every post....

This is gettin' better with each and every post. That cutout is looking fantastic, Dave - keep pushing the boat out (and those buttons... ;) )

Also, I'm sure you can shave of half-a-pound by...
03-17-23, 08:32 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,271
Posted By Drillium Dude

:roflmao2: I highly doubt those folks have a...

:roflmao2:

I highly doubt those folks have a clue that thread even exists...

DD
03-17-23, 07:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,662
Posted By Drillium Dude

That old saw never gets old 'round these here...

That old saw never gets old 'round these here parts, does it?

:)

DD
03-17-23, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21,522
Views: 2,977,663
Posted By Drillium Dude

^^^^^ Bummer about that saddle - it's developed a...

^^^^^ Bummer about that saddle - it's developed a wonderful patina over its lifetime. Too bad that lifetime's at an end :(

DD
03-17-23, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3,188
Views: 400,836
Posted By Drillium Dude

A day or two for me - but I'm putting 135-145psi...

A day or two for me - but I'm putting 135-145psi in them. Vittoria Corsa Control G+ w/ latex tubes.

Good upper body exercise, though, so win/win :)

DD
03-17-23, 05:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,691
Posted By Drillium Dude

The only Regina America I've had experience with...

The only Regina America I've had experience with is the alloy version (bronze/brownish anodized finish on the cogs). I broke one cog at the well between a pair of teeth while ascending a steep hill;...
03-17-23, 01:53 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,271
Posted By Drillium Dude

To be fair, shellacking bar tape has practical...

To be fair, shellacking bar tape has practical merit; there are numerous benefits called out in that thread. I'm sure there are those that see it as pretentious and overkill, but I ain't one of them....
03-17-23, 12:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,822
Posted By Drillium Dude

Sounds right up my alley. After spraying so many...

Sounds right up my alley. After spraying so many coats on this thing, my skills have definitely improved; errors will likely be avoided if I ensure there's no wind blowing stuff around when I go to...
03-16-23, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 871,990
Posted By Drillium Dude

Drat! I must've hit my "Like Limit" for this...

Drat! I must've hit my "Like Limit" for this 24-hour period once again!

:wtf: :mad: This is gettin' redonkulous...

DD
03-16-23, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 97,194
Posted By Drillium Dude

^^^^^ Well, knock me down with a feather! ^^^^^ ...

^^^^^ Well, knock me down with a feather! ^^^^^

Nice font! That'll should look really cool, and I for one am salivating in anticipation to view the final result of that exercise ;)

DD
03-16-23, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8,673
Views: 1,069,962
Posted By Drillium Dude

For when I begin slowing down as a result of...

For when I begin slowing down as a result of gettin' old:

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God...
03-16-23, 08:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,691
Posted By Drillium Dude

This 6-speed Aris has the 'Y' configuration on...

This 6-speed Aris has the 'Y' configuration on the teeth as you describe, so I'm assuming that means 'nope' to flip-flopping them. Oh well.

Honestly, I didn't feel any real performance enhancement...
03-16-23, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 97,194
Posted By Drillium Dude

Nope - but they did produce a nutcracker: ...

Nope - but they did produce a nutcracker:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x767/campy_nutcracker_9ce03cdf903cd637a42f560aed317f3da9926bac.jpg

And a saddle that wouldn't...
03-16-23, 07:28 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,271
Posted By Drillium Dude

I had to laugh at that one because, although it...

I had to laugh at that one because, although it doesn't really bother me, it happened just this afternoon!

I was coming out of our neighborhood, slowing to make a left onto the large artery which...
03-16-23, 06:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,662
Posted By Drillium Dude

I'm assuming you mean the feel of the bar through...

I'm assuming you mean the feel of the bar through your hands? Not if you're wearing gloves; if bare-handed, I assure you'll feel a big difference as shellacked bars provide effectively zero...
03-16-23, 06:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,662
Posted By Drillium Dude

Nope - I haven't taken it that far. ...

Nope - I haven't taken it that far.







Yet.
03-16-23, 06:41 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,064
Posted By Drillium Dude

I was just this very afternoon thinking of...

I was just this very afternoon thinking of calling my sister this evening. Wanted to know whether she could either stay with my mom a few days in AZ, or host mom at her place in TX "sometime in July,...
03-16-23, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 97,194
Posted By Drillium Dude

Do yourself a huge favor and start at Page One....

Do yourself a huge favor and start at Page One. Believe you me, it's worth the time and effort!

Seriously, there's good reason this thread has over 10,000 views (as of this writing) :)

DD
03-16-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,691
Posted By Drillium Dude

Interesting note on swapping the cogs around...

Interesting note on swapping the cogs around front-to-back - I never had the need with Reginas (so far, but now I'm thinking about it...). I did use 6- and 7-speed Sachs Aris FWs back in the late 90s...
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