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10-04-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 735
Posted By gugie

As a recidivist, I'm wondering if Mad Honk could...

As a recidivist, I'm wondering if Mad Honk could give special dispensation.
10-03-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 735
Posted By gugie

oh, no.

oh, no.
10-02-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 735
Posted By gugie

You've been around long enough to know the rules....

You've been around long enough to know the rules.
Pix or it didn't happen!
10-02-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 735
Posted By gugie

Good to see you back, Matt! Maybe we can get you...

Good to see you back, Matt! Maybe we can get you to come up to Portland sometime for a ride.
09-29-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By gugie

Pretty sure as long as you didn't write any...

Pretty sure as long as you didn't write any complaint in the comments it will be ignored.
09-29-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By gugie

I don't think that frame misalignmment has...

I don't think that frame misalignmment has anything to do with high speed shimmy. Many years ago a friend of mine and I were flying down Alexander Avenue, which is the route from the Golden Gate...
09-28-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By gugie

Not weird at all. Neal has bought and sold so...

Not weird at all. Neal has bought and sold so many bikes that it would be odd to find a substantial collector that didn't have an ex-Lerner in their quiver.
09-28-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By gugie

I have met him. I bought Big Red as a 650b...

I have met him. I bought Big Red as a 650b conversion from Peter about 10 years ago, and use it as a blueprint when I do my conversions. Two French Fender Days, some email and phone correspondence, I...
09-28-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 902
Posted By gugie

I feel for you Canadians. I've shipped a few...

I feel for you Canadians. I've shipped a few racks and decaleurs up north, shipping and duties really hurts. Just sending to Vancouver, B.C. (which isn't that far from Portland, Oregon) is the same...
09-28-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 902
Posted By gugie

VO racks are wonderful values. You can save a few...

VO racks are wonderful values. You can save a few ounces and buy one of Rene Herse's offerings. The finish is a bit nicer as well, but once you put a bag on it, they're mostly hidden.

That...
09-26-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By gugie

Bottom line, if the bike rides well, tracks well...

Bottom line, if the bike rides well, tracks well on corners in either direction, why bother?

And I have proper tools to check alignment...
09-25-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,366
Posted By gugie

I've bought and sold through the Classic and...

I've bought and sold through the Classic and Vintage Sales forum, maybe not what I'd get on eBay, but no commission, prompt payment, and the people who buy and sell here consider their reputation too...
09-25-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,366
Posted By gugie

So, I think it's clear to me that if you're a...

So, I think it's clear to me that if you're a seller, and sell a lot, eBay will probably maximize your profits. Some sales may go south, stores call it shrinkage, and build that into your sales...
09-25-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,366
Posted By gugie

We clearly need a whinging emoticon. ...

We clearly need a whinging emoticon.

Something like this?

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/190x266/whinging_c6cee1c1a830db27393a6f68ecba5e2685fdb606.jpg
09-22-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 286
Posted By gugie

I was having difficulty searching for that,...

I was having difficulty searching for that, thanks for reposting!
09-22-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 286
Posted By gugie

I remember someone using an old leather purse for...

I remember someone using an old leather purse for donor material. Easily found at a thrift store.
09-22-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,162
Posted By gugie

This thread reminds me of a few years ago when a...

This thread reminds me of a few years ago when a Della Santa was for sale online at my local Goodwill thrift store. I didn't find out about it until a day after the auction ended, and Johnny Ace...
09-21-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,162
Posted By gugie

Damn, thanks for writing that! Lots of...

Damn, thanks for writing that!

Lots of people treat vintage bikes as if they were religious artifacts. I just like to ride 'em.
09-21-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By gugie

This one came and went to the Atelier recently....

This one came and went to the Atelier recently. Riv and Dale Rambouillet. Happens to the best of 'em. Customer called Riv, Dale sent out a new dropout they had.
...
09-17-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,742
Posted By gugie

I was a sales rep in the Bay Area back in the...

I was a sales rep in the Bay Area back in the 80's, so I got a chance to see how a lot of different shops did business. One of them had a rainy day discount to encourage people to come in when it was...
09-17-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,742
Posted By gugie

Dunno, seems like Chombi1 is a nice enough guy......

Dunno, seems like Chombi1 is a nice enough guy...
:p
09-16-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,742
Posted By gugie

Wondering what your reply has to do why my...

Wondering what your reply has to do why my comment. Got more customers than you can service? Maybe raise your prices, that's all I'm saying. You're commenting on the cost side of things, and that's a...
09-16-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,742
Posted By gugie

Wondering what your reply has to do why my...

Wondering what your reply has to do why my comment. Got more customers than you can service? Maybe raise your prices, that's all I'm saying. You're commenting on the cost side of things, and that's a...
09-16-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 735
Posted By gugie

Musta screwed up the spelling when they used an...

Musta screwed up the spelling when they used an Italian to English translator.
09-15-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,742
Posted By gugie

If your workload requires you to send business...

If your workload requires you to send business away, then the supply/demand intersection isn't being met.
09-14-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By gugie

Sadly, bike shops have become obsolete to those...

Sadly, bike shops have become obsolete to those who know which end of the spanner to grab. I've got Universal Cycles in my backyard if I really need something today. Otherwise I just text Andy_K or...
09-14-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,742
Posted By gugie

Reading all of this whinging about bike shops...

Reading all of this whinging about bike shops leads me to think that many are missing an opportunity here. Seems like there are many of us who worked at an LBS BITD who could open a garage operation...
09-13-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,040
Posted By gugie

I've found that "clear" shellac has an amber tint...

I've found that "clear" shellac has an amber tint to it. Put it on white tape and it won't be white.

northbend taught me a trick for white tape - mix 1 part Zinsser bullseye white with 4 parts...
09-10-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By gugie

Great build, Brian! I'm always happy to see a...

Great build, Brian! I'm always happy to see a finished product ready to ride.
09-09-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,304
Posted By gugie

Aye, looks like my beer sommelier is forgetting...

Aye, looks like my beer sommelier is forgetting to spit after the taste.
09-08-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,304
Posted By gugie

Talk to my beer sommelier. Gugificazione may...

Talk to my beer sommelier. Gugificazione may translate into something negative in another language, good to have a backup plan.
09-08-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 323
Posted By gugie

Remember that you're paying for the view, the...

Remember that you're paying for the view, the burger's thrown in at no extra charge....
09-07-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,040
Posted By gugie

You don't. Well, you can, as Drillium Dude has...

You don't. Well, you can, as Drillium Dude has detailed above. On the flip side, I've got 8 years on one set of shellaced cloth bars, and outside of some touch up every few years, the finish is...
09-07-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 323
Posted By gugie

Wally's...

Wally's (http://www.wallysbikes.com/about/index.html) is a sponsor of Eroica California.
...
09-07-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 641
Posted By gugie

paging rhm

paging rhm
09-07-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,372
Posted By gugie

Looks amazing! I've found that a buffing wheel...

Looks amazing! I've found that a buffing wheel works very well on chrome. Once you get the chrome down to where you want it, I'd wax the entire frame. Takes the chrome up to 11.
09-07-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,304
Posted By gugie

Looks like a leading candidate to replace "The...

Looks like a leading candidate to replace "The Bike Butcher of Portland"
09-06-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,304
Posted By gugie

Torch-wielding crackpots. Has a certain ring...

Torch-wielding crackpots.

Has a certain ring to it, eh?
09-06-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,040
Posted By gugie

No spray. Brush the shellac.

No spray.
Brush the shellac.
09-06-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,304
Posted By gugie

Nice braze work, but this guy better add a bit...

Nice braze work, but this guy better add a bit between the chain and seat stays to triangulate the disc brake

stolen from the interwebs (https://www.ticycles.com/retrofit-disc-brake-conversion):
...
09-06-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,372
Posted By gugie

Maybe. I have an earlier model with centerpull...

Maybe. I have an earlier model with centerpull braze-on posts. The long reach MAFAC RAIDs I used swing out wide enough for 40+ tires. The issue with the cantilever posts on your Pro Tour 15 is the...
09-06-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By gugie

When given the choice, I like to buy local rather...

When given the choice, I like to buy local rather than a chain.
...
09-06-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,372
Posted By gugie

I believe bwilli88 stripped the paint off of his...

I believe bwilli88 stripped the paint off of his Pro Tour, came out nicely.
09-03-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,976
Posted By gugie

Having ridden with you, I can let everyone know...

Having ridden with you, I can let everyone know that your 95% beats most people’s 100%
09-03-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,976
Posted By gugie

That’ll buff right out

That’ll buff right out
09-02-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,609
Posted By gugie

Much better answer than what it's really for!

Much better answer than what it's really for!
09-01-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By gugie

Maybe just contact Argos...

Maybe just contact Argos (https://argoscycles.com/)?
08-31-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,891
Posted By gugie

Raleigh catalogs should be read with a grain of...

Raleigh catalogs should be read with a grain of salt.

No, check that, with vintage Raleighs, you'll need this much.
...
08-29-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,558
Posted By gugie

So, you're telling us that many of us are...

So, you're telling us that many of us are hoarders?
I resemble that remark.
08-28-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,558
Posted By gugie

Uh, been here long?

Uh, been here long?
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