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09-29-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 766
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: 16
Views: 256
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: 766
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: 766
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: 12
Views: 474
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: 12
Views: 474
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: 323
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: 3,275
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: 3,275
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: 3,275
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: 279
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: 279
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: 149
Views: 3,679
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: 149
Views: 3,679
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: 15
Views: 572
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: 1,727
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: 1,727
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: 1,727
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: 1,727
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: 717
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: 1,727
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: 477
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: 1,727
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: 1,033
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: 472
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: 1,294
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: 1,294
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: 321
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: 1,033
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: 321
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: 625
Posted By gugie

paging rhm

paging rhm
09-07-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,040
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: 1,294
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: 1,294
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: 1,033
Posted By gugie

No spray. Brush the shellac.

No spray.
Brush the shellac.
09-06-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,294
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: 42
Views: 1,040
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: 681
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: 42
Views: 1,040
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: 1,950
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: 1,950
Posted By gugie

That’ll buff right out

That’ll buff right out
09-02-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,592
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: 618
Posted By gugie

Maybe just contact Argos...

Maybe just contact Argos (https://argoscycles.com/)?
08-31-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,883
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: 2,551
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: 2,551
Posted By gugie

Uh, been here long?

Uh, been here long?
08-28-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 697
Posted By gugie

Because he's Peter Weigle. And I don't think he...

Because he's Peter Weigle. And I don't think he ever posted anything in the CR list. edit: I just did a search, can't find him ever posting there. I wonder what would happen if he did...
08-28-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 697
Posted By gugie

If the CR list took down it's rules, it'd just be...

If the CR list took down it's rules, it'd just be like this forum, so I'm fine with that. As noted there are a lot of members that contribute to both sites, but there's also a bunch of very...
08-27-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,551
Posted By gugie

Yeah, I think Alfa Romeo sales skyrocketed after...

Yeah, I think Alfa Romeo sales skyrocketed after that movie. I'd love to have one of those for summer day driving.

Looks like some members scored. Maybe in the next day or two we'll have more...
08-27-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 697
Posted By gugie

The thing that bugs me sometimes about CR is that...

The thing that bugs me sometimes about CR is that many members treat vintage bicycles as religious artifacts.
But then I'm just the Bike Butcher of Portland, so take anything I say with a grain of...
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