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02-23-24, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21,522
Views: 2,977,663
Posted By Andy_K

It's a rare sunny day in February here in Oregon,...

It's a rare sunny day in February here in Oregon, but I have to work. Best I could do was ride my bike to work. I used to be pretty good about biking to work every day. Since the pandemic I've fallen...
02-23-24, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By Andy_K

It depends on the geometry, but with the right...

It depends on the geometry, but with the right amount of trail you don't feel the bags low and on the front at all.
02-22-24, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By Andy_K

I found a Salsa Down Under rack locally to use...

I found a Salsa Down Under rack locally to use with my 1989 ST400. The reviews were bad, but I got it for $20. It worked well for the one mini tour I used it on.
...
02-17-24, 01:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,196
Posted By Andy_K

I'm using HED Belgiums (not the wider Belgium+,...

I'm using HED Belgiums (not the wider Belgium+, but the original 23mm wide version). I like SKS Chromoplastic Longboard fenders. I wouldn't say they're super thin or light, but they work well.
02-10-24, 05:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,021
Posted By Andy_K

I don't trust my torque wrench or my bottom...

I don't trust my torque wrench or my bottom brackets (mostly modern cartridge) enough to really lean on it, so I've had the precession unthreading experience with three out of my four French bikes....
02-10-24, 01:22 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 72,647
Posted By Andy_K

And here I am every month, like a sap, scrolling...

And here I am every month, like a sap, scrolling back through these threads to see if I've already posted my most recent bike that fits the category.

That Mercian is worthy though -- beautiful...
02-09-24, 11:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,021
Posted By Andy_K

I once had the French threaded bottom bracket on...

I once had the French threaded bottom bracket on a Motobecane unthread itself while I was out on a ride. Luckily, there was a bike shop nearby with an owner/mechanic who looked old enough to be...
02-08-24, 10:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,044
Posted By Andy_K

Probably the biggest question apart from bike...

Probably the biggest question apart from bike fit...do you enjoy working on bikes? You said time is your most coveted asset, but just like money time is only valuable when it is spent. If you are...
02-05-24, 11:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,196
Posted By Andy_K

The tires Iím using are 700x28 Continental GP...

The tires Iím using are 700x28 Continental GP 4000s, which measure 300mm wide on the rims Iím using. Since your Sequoia is a bit later, I think youíll have a bit more clearance, but I would recommend...
02-05-24, 11:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,196
Posted By Andy_K

My 1982 Sequoia will handle 700x32 without...

My 1982 Sequoia will handle 700x32 without fenders or 700x30 with. I'm using Tektro 559 brakes in the picture above. I tried switching to Tektro R539's, which have enough reach, but the front brake...
02-05-24, 10:52 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,608
Posted By Andy_K

It's been less than a year since I posted the...

It's been less than a year since I posted the above, and in spite of four options in my original post, a new bike has taken the top spot, at least in terms of how often I'm picking it. My most ridden...
02-03-24, 03:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,196
Posted By Andy_K

Not quite lowrider -- just mid fork. I use it for...

Not quite lowrider -- just mid fork. I use it for a light front rack.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51667909638_4087cb5c24_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mHHxsf)

This picture looks like I've...
02-02-24, 10:38 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,144
Posted By Andy_K

It's a perfect candidate for 650b conversion, but...

It's a perfect candidate for 650b conversion, but I'm guessing 700x35s will fit. The serial number says 1971. If the chrome won't clean up, you can always find some other way to highlight those...
02-02-24, 01:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,548
Posted By Andy_K

That's a pretty low weight limit. There are...

That's a pretty low weight limit. There are professional racers that weigh considerably more than that. Sounds like legal cya to me.

I'm a heavy guy (currently hovering right around 110 kg) who...
01-28-24, 12:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,740
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, that's kind of what I thought too.

Yeah, that's kind of what I thought too.
01-25-24, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,143
Posted By Andy_K

I have a 1983 Sequoia and a 1983 3Rensho-built...

I have a 1983 Sequoia and a 1983 3Rensho-built Allez. Both have the "Designed by Tim Neenan" decal on the chainstay, but it sounds like you are saying that this is only referring to Tim's original...
01-22-24, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By Andy_K

This. The Huret band looks nice, and tapping it...

This. The Huret band looks nice, and tapping it is easy.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53480661053_a16879f2cf_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ptUnhZ)
01-18-24, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By Andy_K

The idea that I ever have a beard is a common...

The idea that I ever have a beard is a common misunderstanding. I just don't like shaving so I go a while without doing it. I shave once every two or three years, whether I need it or not.
01-15-24, 03:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By Andy_K

If you find that you need any Schwinn-specific...

If you find that you need any Schwinn-specific parts, check with Bicycle Heaven (https://www.bicycleheaven.org/collections). Ask if they don't have what you need listed. The "museum" has rooms full...
01-11-24, 12:08 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,960
Posted By Andy_K

There's no pleasing some people.

There's no pleasing some people.
01-11-24, 02:13 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,960
Posted By Andy_K

Oh, come on, there was water available at most of...

Oh, come on, there was water available at most of the rest stops. (...thinking back...) OK, there was water available at at least one rest stop.
01-06-24, 04:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By Andy_K

What is a component that someone wants doing on...

What is a component that someone wants doing on the Majestic Crapamount? ;)
01-05-24, 03:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,219
Posted By Andy_K

My take on this is that while there are a good...

My take on this is that while there are a good number of people on this forum with amazing depth of knowledge that they generously share, it's not in any way a requirement. You know this, of course,...
01-03-24, 01:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By Andy_K

It looks like you added braze-ons for a rack near...

It looks like you added braze-ons for a rack near the top of the seat stays, and did something to smooth out the stays at the rear dropout. That came out looking good.

Here's the Free Spirit that...
01-02-24, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By Andy_K

I have to admit, before I read your post, my...

I have to admit, before I read your post, my initial reaction to the title was something along the lines of "Oh, no. Why is this person sinking time into a Free Spirit?" Then I read your post and the...
12-26-23, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21,522
Views: 2,977,663
Posted By Andy_K

I went for a Boring Boxing Day ride today with...

I went for a Boring Boxing Day ride today with gugie.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53423313701_8b136ce79d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2poQrVx)

You might even say it was Beyond Boring.
...
12-25-23, 06:42 PM
12-25-23, 05:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,199
Posted By Andy_K

I scored a few cycling accessories -- a mirror,...

I scored a few cycling accessories -- a mirror, MKS Lambda pedals, and an electric pump.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53421256769_4ed68319d1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2poDUtc)

Also, a...
12-25-23, 03:25 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,299
Posted By Andy_K

While there certainly are those for whom range of...

While there certainly are those for whom range of motion is a limiting factor, for me the high handlebars and short stem are all about weight distribution. You wouldn't guess it by looking at me, but...
12-24-23, 03:30 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,299
Posted By Andy_K

This is basically what I do, but I'm a nerd so I...

This is basically what I do, but I'm a nerd so I have a spreadsheet that tells me what stem length I'll need. I set the saddle height to a fixed measurement about the bottom bracket, then use a...
12-17-23, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,312
Posted By Andy_K

Is it April 1 already? Who thought this was a...

Is it April 1 already? Who thought this was a good idea, let alone necessary?
12-16-23, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6,451
Views: 745,081
Posted By Andy_K

Oh. In that case, good news. I have an extra set...

Oh. In that case, good news. I have an extra set I can offer to danarello.
12-15-23, 08:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,032
Posted By Andy_K

I've only been to Cino once, so I'm still...

I've only been to Cino once, so I'm still learning, but as I was thinking about the Huffente this morning I thought this:

https://i.imgflip.com/89jnfj.jpg

But that only really works if you...
12-15-23, 08:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,655
Posted By Andy_K

It's kind funny. I originally got hooked on...

It's kind funny. I originally got hooked on vintage bike because I fell in love with a LeMond that I bought to ride to work and not worry about it getting beat up. Now, the tables have turned. Winter...
12-12-23, 12:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,032
Posted By Andy_K

Time to start lobbying the organizers for a Huffy...

Time to start lobbying the organizers for a Huffy theme. :thumb:
12-09-23, 07:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,219
Posted By Andy_K

Wait! You got 44% on a quiz with 10 questions? I...

Wait! You got 44% on a quiz with 10 questions? I think you may be a bot.
12-09-23, 03:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,219
Posted By Andy_K

I think I may be a bot. I've taken some online...

I think I may be a bot. I've taken some online tests and the results are inconclusive.
12-03-23, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,128
Posted By Andy_K

At least he attempted to provide new info for a...

At least he attempted to provide new info for a common question.

For diver's helmet stops, I use Shimano stepdown ferrules with Jagwire outer cables. It works perfectly with indexed shifting. :P
11-30-23, 12:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,254
Posted By Andy_K

It's hard to imagine from looking in my garage,...

It's hard to imagine from looking in my garage, but I got rid of five bikes and frames this year.

First out the door was this Gitane. I tried to sell it here last December, but I had no takers....
11-29-23, 01:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,500
Posted By Andy_K

This sounded so wrong that I had to go out to the...

This sounded so wrong that I had to go out to the garage to double check, but my 1973 Raleigh Professional has recessed brakes front and rear.
...
11-25-23, 01:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,043
Posted By Andy_K

This is almost 2024. Time to go electric. ...

This is almost 2024. Time to go electric.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53143717237_93dd6034de_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2oY8rCR)
11-24-23, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1,721
Views: 231,959
Posted By Andy_K

I saw this today when gugie and I got to the top...

I saw this today when gugie and I got to the top of the road an the north side of the Canby Ferry:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53354703635_70b4b9c56b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2phLNxn)

I...
11-21-23, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8,293
Views: 3,062,578
Posted By Andy_K

The bar tape and saddle are a bit lighter shade...

The bar tape and saddle are a bit lighter shade of gray than they appear in this picture, but I can't seem to take a picture that shows it well. I agree about the Shimano external cable thing. I've...
11-20-23, 10:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,446
Posted By Andy_K

1976 Stella SX-76 ...

1976 Stella SX-76
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51367741933_ac51918b7f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mgc73Z)

1983 Gios Professional...
11-20-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,855
Posted By Andy_K

There are so many factors to consider but your...

There are so many factors to consider but your subconscious brain does most of the work for you and usually you know what you want to do before you know why it was a reasonable decision.

I don't...
11-20-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8,293
Views: 3,062,578
Posted By Andy_K

My latest retro-roadie creation is this 1973...

My latest retro-roadie creation is this 1973 Raleigh Professional.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53326861622_cbf2595a2b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2pfj75E)

The custom machined ferrule I got...
11-16-23, 02:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,161
Posted By Andy_K

Gugificazione! ...

Gugificazione!

https://live.staticflickr.com/1726/41623130695_34054a0cc6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26q6qCp)

Seriously, though, this is why I don't like vintage frames with good paint. I've used...
11-15-23, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Andy_K

Centaur was a renaming of Daytona, which was...

Centaur was a renaming of Daytona, which was available as both 9-speed and 10-speed in 2000 and 2001. The 2002 catalog shows Centaur available as both. The Veloce shifters would determine the number...
11-12-23, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Andy_K

The full bike ...

The full bike

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53326861622_cbf2595a2b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2pfj75E)
11-12-23, 01:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Andy_K

British chain stay cable stop dilemma solved

OK, this may take some setup to convince you that there even is a problem to be solved here. If you use period-correct components, there's a good chance you haven't noticed. You are aware, no doubt,...
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