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Forum: Commuting
09-27-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,709
Posted By gaucho777

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 861.9 mi ...

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 861.9 mi
Atvar (ITA) _______________________ 643 mi (1035,84 Km)
Chinghis (CA) _____________________ 482 mi (667 total)
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________...
09-19-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,878
Posted By gaucho777

How far up does it go? Could it be the wedge is...

How far up does it go? Could it be the wedge is catching on the headset locknut? Maybe tighten the stem bolt a little (but not too tight to move) so the wedge nut stays in line with stem shaft, or...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By gaucho777

My commute is mostly uphill on the way to work...

My commute is mostly uphill on the way to work (~4 miles and 700' climbing), which makes for an quick and easy commute home. It takes me about 25 minutes to get to work and only about 10 minutes...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,709
Posted By gaucho777

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 811.9 mi ...

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 811.9 mi
Atvar (ITA) _______________________ 643 mi (1035,84 Km)
Chinghis (CA) _____________________ 482 mi (667 total)
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________...
09-15-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,144
Posted By gaucho777

Eons ago, the C&V sect welcomed devotees to the...

Eons ago, the C&V sect welcomed devotees to the Cult of the Chimera, a mythical creature long-since elevated to the upper pantheon of deities. Zealots of the cult are said to make pilgrimages on...
09-14-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,743
Posted By gaucho777

Dylansbob may be onto something. But I’m also...

Dylansbob may be onto something. But I’m also wondering if Chombi read the sign correctly. Their website mentions they are taking service appointments but are booked for at least a week out. And in...
09-10-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 19,585
Views: 2,449,514
Posted By gaucho777

Iím staying near Tomales Bay north of San...

Iím staying near Tomales Bay north of San Francisco for the weekend celebrating an anniversary. I reached out to obrentharris for ride suggestions since he lives in nearby Pt. Reyes Station and...
09-04-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,980
Posted By gaucho777

Yes, bikes were fine. Thanks for asking! :)

Yes, bikes were fine. Thanks for asking! :)
09-02-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,980
Posted By gaucho777

I donít think itíll ever be 100% but I got to...

I donít think itíll ever be 100% but I got to about 95% after 12 months. Riding a bike came easier than walking, and I was able to get back on a bike after only about 10 weeks. That really helped my...
09-02-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,980
Posted By gaucho777

Too much? Edited post with a link instead. Sorry...

Too much? Edited post with a link instead. Sorry 'bout that. :)
09-02-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,980
Posted By gaucho777

A few years back, I was riding my own bike with...

A few years back, I was riding my own bike with one hand and transporting my daughter's bike with the other hand. I was traveling at a low speed--maybe 10-12 mph--when her bike started to drift. I...
09-02-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,980
Posted By gaucho777

A lot of damage in the thread I started way back...

A lot of damage in the thread I started way back in ‘15:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1042093-enjoy-while-lasts-show-your-broken-worn-out-gear.html
Forum: Commuting
09-02-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,019
Posted By gaucho777

I'm usually rushed in the morning and take the...

I'm usually rushed in the morning and take the direct route in. However, this trail starts at my work and is a really nice option if I want to take the long way home. The trail is fairly short--maybe...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,709
Posted By gaucho777

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 754.5 mi ...

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 754.5 mi
Atvar (ITA) _______________________ 643 mi (1035,84 Km)
Chinghis (CA) _____________________ 482 mi (667 total)
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________...
08-31-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19,585
Views: 2,449,514
Posted By gaucho777

That sounds brutal, but I'm glad you survived! I...

That sounds brutal, but I'm glad you survived! I had a ride like that earlier this year when I was trying to build up my endurance for Eroica. It was one of our hotter days in the bay area with temps...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By gaucho777

I know you said "moderately priced" but that can...

I know you said "moderately priced" but that can be subjective. Do you have a price range in mind?
Forum: Commuting
08-29-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,709
Posted By gaucho777

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 713.5 mi ...

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 713.5 mi
Atvar (ITA) _______________________ 643 mi (1035,84 Km)
Chinghis (CA) _____________________ 482 mi (667 total)
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________...
08-28-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By gaucho777

PM sent re the "extremely clean pair." Maybe...

PM sent re the "extremely clean pair." Maybe local pick-up at your convenience. Thanks! -Randy
08-28-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19,585
Views: 2,449,514
Posted By gaucho777

From my home in Berkeley, I headed north along...

From my home in Berkeley, I headed north along the bay trail toward Point Molate and San Pablo Marina in Richmond, where a cool little BBQ joint called Black Star Pirate BBQ is hidden away. Out &...
08-28-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By gaucho777

Really nice free bike. You and Adam must have...

Really nice free bike. You and Adam must have banked some good Karma. What were the other donated bikes?

I suggest you check that stem height. It looks like it’s at the limit, or even past it.
08-25-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,319
Posted By gaucho777

I've got few: 1. Cilo Pacer, my commuter, the...

I've got few:
1. Cilo Pacer, my commuter, the bike I ride most frequently.
2. Gitane Gran Tourisme, if triples are allowed.
3. Speedwell Titalite
4. Peugeot PR10
...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,709
Posted By gaucho777

After a summer hiatus, I'm back to teaching and...

After a summer hiatus, I'm back to teaching and commuting.

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 678.9 mi
Atvar (ITA) _______________________ 643 mi (1035,84 Km)
Chinghis (CA)...
08-22-22, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By gaucho777

Yes, my Parkpre (Tange Prestige) was specíd with...

Yes, my Parkpre (Tange Prestige) was specíd with an alloy Tange Fusion fork, as was my Ď90 Merlin Titanium. Iím sure there are others. Though, obviously, that Guerciotti fork is not original to this...
08-21-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,051
Posted By gaucho777

BEFORE ...

BEFORE

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20210114_213650_fd97455c5b874e96ac95f9c23abe2aa531110810.jpg

AFTER
...
08-21-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,081
Posted By gaucho777

ZOMBIE THREAD BUMP **** My mother-in-law...

ZOMBIE THREAD BUMP
****
My mother-in-law grabbed for me this vintage Van Hussen oil painting at an estate sale for $20. I still have to find a place for it.
...
08-21-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19,585
Views: 2,449,514
Posted By gaucho777

Drillium Dude Those desert trail photos look...

Drillium Dude Those desert trail photos look great, but I have to ask: Is that gravel as slippery as it looks? And I know bikes are made to be ridden, but I hate the thought of all those loose...
08-21-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19,585
Views: 2,449,514
Posted By gaucho777

After avoiding it for 2.5+ years, I finally got...

After avoiding it for 2.5+ years, I finally got COVID a couple weeks ago. I didn't have it very bad, but it's been a few weeks since I've done any serious riding beyond my commute. Amazing how...
08-15-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 95,243
Posted By gaucho777

Thanks! Yes, it is a Crane RD. Here's another...

Thanks! Yes, it is a Crane RD. Here's another shot of the bag mount. I'm also using of the the small TA support racks that attach to the MAFAC brake studs.
...
08-12-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By gaucho777

Nice work. I've also filed a washed so it is...

Nice work. I've also filed a washed so it is thicker on one side than the other and used that between the nut and caliper to create toe-in. Filing the pads works, too.

Jobst Brandt on brake...
08-11-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By gaucho777

I love the look of the Ossobuco and Masi Prestige...

I love the look of the Ossobuco and Masi Prestige treatment, but I do wonder if it was more show than effect. It clearly looks like more material is added than removed, so the purpose must be to...
08-11-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By gaucho777

So nice! I've seen a lot of those images from...

So nice! I've seen a lot of those images from previous posts, but it was fun to scroll through the full album and revisit your work. Really nice close-up photography, too. With those brake calipers...
08-11-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,167
Posted By gaucho777

Coincidentally, I just came upon these Elite cage...

Coincidentally, I just came upon these Elite cage brackets today which I haven't seen before. They seem a bit more elegant than some of the other options.
...
08-11-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,167
Posted By gaucho777

If I came across this issue with holes slightly...

If I came across this issue with holes slightly out of alignment, I think I would try to expand the holes on the water bottle cage itself to see if I could fix the issue that way before trying to...
08-10-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By gaucho777

Not sure. More detailed pics, esp. of the lugs...

Not sure. More detailed pics, esp. of the lugs and searial number, would help if possible. Is this a bike you are considering for purchase? That rear wheel looks taco'd, so check the alignment of the...
08-10-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 118,048
Posted By gaucho777

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_7566_125d3167ad582a26a21e5c6e0612e1911d1051cf.jpg
08-10-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,167
Posted By gaucho777

I had a pair of those cool Weyless clips that...

I had a pair of those cool Weyless clips that came with my Speedwell Titalite. For some reason, I brought them upstairs and "temporarily" dropped them in the family key bowl when I had to run out for...
08-10-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,167
Posted By gaucho777

rjhammett That's a neat idea. Looks like a...

rjhammett That's a neat idea. Looks like a modified front reflector mount. It puts the cage a little lower than other handlebar mounts; i wonder if you could flip the mount around to put the bottle...
08-10-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 292,546
Posted By gaucho777

Ahh, that makes more sense. Looks like a good...

Ahh, that makes more sense. Looks like a good attempt at reshaping the spoke head. It wasn't enough to use proprietary spokes and nipples, but they had to use outdated French-threaded nipples to...
08-09-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By gaucho777

kissnos Welcome. Looking forward to seeing your...

kissnos Welcome. Looking forward to seeing your bikes. Seems like you have a wonderful collection!

In terms of posting photos, there are a couple of ways most people do it here. One way is to...
08-09-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 292,546
Posted By gaucho777

Bob, I don't see why you had to touch the tire...

Bob, I don't see why you had to touch the tire due to the broken spoke. Why not simply remove the broken spoke, replace, and re-use the same nipple?

The only time I had to do as you describe was...
08-09-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 95,243
Posted By gaucho777

Looks like I never shared my Gitane Gran Tourisme...

Looks like I never shared my Gitane Gran Tourisme in this thread.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50987567116_f075996760_h.jpg
...
08-09-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 95,243
Posted By gaucho777

Those turned out great capnjonny Very attractive...

Those turned out great capnjonny Very attractive pair. :thumb:
08-09-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By gaucho777

Beautiful bike. I remember when you first...

Beautiful bike. I remember when you first acquired it. Glad to see it's still around. The work sculpting those shifters is quite something. And the bars/stem combo! :love:

Yes, I believe this...
08-08-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,932
Posted By gaucho777

Congrats on a successful Tour. Thanks for sharing...

Congrats on a successful Tour. Thanks for sharing the pics and ride reports so we could ride along virtually. :thumb:
08-05-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By gaucho777

You did great for $150! Very handsome and nicely...

You did great for $150! Very handsome and nicely equipped machine. You can always stick a second bottle in a pannier or handlebar bag if you don’t want to obstruct/damage seat tube decals.
08-04-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By gaucho777

Agreed. I don't believe the 7400 skewers came...

Agreed. I don't believe the 7400 skewers came with paint fill. I like the look of the black letters on yours. I did a 740X build with blue accents, and I decided to use blue paint to fill in the...
08-04-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19,585
Views: 2,449,514
Posted By gaucho777

I've been rekindling my love affair with my LOOK...

I've been rekindling my love affair with my LOOK this week since replacing the 13-26t freewheel with a 13-30t which suits the local hills and my fitness level better. Today I went out for about a...
08-01-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19,585
Views: 2,449,514
Posted By gaucho777

I did one of my regular loop rides—a roughly...

I did one of my regular loop rides—a roughly 20-mile loop with 2,000’ of climbing—up Tunnel Road above the Claremont Resort, then along the ridge to the Grizzly Peak Summit and back home down Euclid....
07-29-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By gaucho777

Welcome. It’s easy to overdo it with touch up...

Welcome. It’s easy to overdo it with touch up paint. I don’t have a good color eye for paint matching and I find paints with a lot of pearl or metallic flake to be especially tricky. Often times the...
07-28-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19,585
Views: 2,449,514
Posted By gaucho777

Spaghetti Legs Happy Birthday, Hugh! I love a...

Spaghetti Legs Happy Birthday, Hugh! I love a little rain on a summer ride.

Drillium Dude Jeff, Happy Belated Birthday to you as well!
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