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Posted By rccardr

At $450, thatís a good price. Have owned a couple...

At $450, thatís a good price. Have owned a couple of Davidsons and they have all been lovely well built bikes.
However, unless the derailleur hanger is unusually short, that RD should happily shift...
03-01-24, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By rccardr

That's very interesting. I've only ever seen the...

That's very interesting. I've only ever seen the tabs break off on 6208 6 speed DT shifters.
Do you use boss mounts with indents for the tabs? If the boss mounts have a smooth ring instead of one...
02-23-24, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21,558
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Posted By rccardr

Itís a sickness. Embrace it.

Itís a sickness.
Embrace it.
02-23-24, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By rccardr

Well done, sir! Very nice write-up on an amazing...

Well done, sir! Very nice write-up on an amazing bike.
We don't actually 'own' these moments in time; we are only their temporary caretakers.
I clearly remember meeting with the then-owner around...
02-22-24, 07:43 AM
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Posted By rccardr

We'll be there March 3rd. No Basso tho.

We'll be there March 3rd.
No Basso tho.
02-21-24, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By rccardr

Just use a thru-bolt and nyloc nut.

Just use a thru-bolt and nyloc nut.
02-15-24, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 736
Posted By rccardr

46/34 is easy. Any Deore crankset from the 80’s...

46/34 is easy. Any Deore crankset from the 80’s would work set up as a double with the rings of your choice.
Bottom bracket of 115mm should do the trick.
I’ve done this exact setup on at least a...
02-14-24, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By rccardr

It’s a fun ride but I won’t be able to make it...

It’s a fun ride but I won’t be able to make it this year.
Plus, the cows scatter when you ride by!
02-13-24, 04:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,913
Posted By rccardr

Even when it rains, it never rains on our parade.

Even when it rains, it never rains on our parade.
02-13-24, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By rccardr

My choice would be the Tempo, especially a late...

My choice would be the Tempo, especially a late 80’s model with Tenax tubing. Limited to 25mm tires, but otherwise an exceptional value.
02-12-24, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 919
Posted By rccardr

I had a drameset resprayed and rechromed (rear...

I had a drameset resprayed and rechromed (rear triangle,fork, head tube lugs) about five years ago by Franklin Frames. Jack Trumbull did the paintwork but he contracted the chromework out to someone...
02-04-24, 12:05 AM
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Posted By rccardr

No pics cuz I donĎt do Tapatalk but 31 miles...

No pics cuz I donĎt do Tapatalk but 31 miles around Palm Springs CA today on the 88 Cannondale ST.
Was not rearended by a truck, which was a nice improvement.
01-30-24, 09:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,891
Posted By rccardr

Absolutely this. Why sell something for $25-50...

Absolutely this. Why sell something for $25-50 when you can give it to Goodwill or the coop, set your own reasonable price (see IRS guidelines before getting crazy) and take it as a hassle free tax...
01-27-24, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By rccardr

That’s such a good deal it makes me want to cry. ...

That’s such a good deal it makes me want to cry.
And David builds good stuff.
01-24-24, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By rccardr

Mmmm. I think if built in June 85 was actually...

Mmmm. I think if built in June 85 was actually sold as an 86 model. 85’s had chrome seat stay tips and 4.5mm shifter mounts.
86 models had the more common 5mm mounts used for modern indexed shifting...
01-21-24, 01:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,353
Posted By rccardr

Shimano STX-RC series cranks used 58bcd inner...

Shimano STX-RC series cranks used 58bcd inner rings that go down to 20 teeth, can be found on the big auction site for around $65-70.
Race Face made 94/58 bcd triples too, and they are likely...
01-20-24, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By rccardr

My professional life was very stressful and...

My professional life was very stressful and required super-human time management just to survive.
Compensation was great but the psychic toll was significant.
When I retired I wanted to be able to...
01-20-24, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By rccardr

When I retired ten years ago, I took off my...

When I retired ten years ago, I took off my wristwatch and put it in the nightstand drawer.
Just checked: still in the drawer.
01-19-24, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By rccardr

There is that. On the other hand, now every day...

There is that.
On the other hand, now every day is like Saturday but without traffic.
01-18-24, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By rccardr

Scozim hosted a marvelous (mostly gravel) ride in...

Scozim hosted a marvelous (mostly gravel) ride in the Palouse a few years ago. Gorgeous roads and scenery, first class companionship!...
01-16-24, 09:04 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Nasty here, too. Same rain/snow/freezing rain...

Nasty here, too. Same rain/snow/freezing rain scenario. 11 degrees tonight.
Looks like NEO2T time!
Replies: 32
Views: 1,496
Posted By rccardr

Good point. A really nice 7410 group with crisp...

Good point. A really nice 7410 group with crisp shifting but without hubs will go for $499 every day.
Looks like the wheelset has DA hubs, so if it’s clincherit’s got to be worth $200-300....
01-14-24, 08:08 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,193
Posted By rccardr

Really hate to be Captain Obvious here, but one...

Really hate to be Captain Obvious here, but one would think that an organizer with any professional skill would have looked for social media postings about their event and responded publicly with...
01-13-24, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By rccardr

This will be a great weekend. Have been to the...

This will be a great weekend.
Have been to the two Centenarios Dave hosted in 2014 and 2019.
He does things the right way- very classy!
01-12-24, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 971
Posted By rccardr

Boom. It gets no better than this. ...

Boom.
It gets no better than this.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51599775890_327f288a43_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mBGkEs)P6206842 (https://flic.kr/p/2mBGkEs) by Doc Mertes...
01-11-24, 08:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,193
Posted By rccardr

This. AND you were stylin’!

This.
AND you were stylin’!
01-10-24, 08:32 PM
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Views: 8,193
Posted By rccardr

Knowing both IAB and Davester, you guys would...

Knowing both IAB and Davester, you guys would actually get along very well.

Oh. And the support from the Eroica CA organizers the last three times I attended was well below Ďvery poorí.
Great...
01-10-24, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By rccardr

That's a pretty complete makeover and a good...

That's a pretty complete makeover and a good price considering the Gugie mods.
Bottle cage mounts, rack mounts, downtube braze-ons, etc. Takes what, a 650 X 44?
With a fresh powder coat and some...
01-09-24, 08:29 PM
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Views: 381
Posted By rccardr

Oooh, I’ll take that. PM sent!

Oooh, I’ll take that. PM sent!
01-09-24, 07:46 AM
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Views: 461
Posted By rccardr

That hub requires a specific tool, different from...

That hub requires a specific tool, different from other Shimano freehubs. It's fairly rare and expensive (about $60) but years ago someone also posted a do-it-yourself hack to make a tool from steel...
01-08-24, 07:40 AM
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Posted By rccardr

FUN! Looking forward to riding with you folks...

FUN!
Looking forward to riding with you folks in March.
01-07-24, 07:22 AM
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Views: 306,139
Posted By rccardr

New bar tape, hoods and saddle on the '84 Pro...

New bar tape, hoods and saddle on the '84 Pro SLX. It's the bike I've owned the longest...long enough for two resprays and a re-chrome.
...
12-29-23, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By rccardr

They are meant to be removed for painting. Use...

They are meant to be removed for painting.
Use an X-Acto knife to carefully pry off the thinner outside piece- note orientation, take a camera picture Then unscrew the threaded metal part- lefty...
12-29-23, 07:39 AM
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Views: 234,236
Posted By rccardr

Saw this guy munching his way through someone's...

Saw this guy munching his way through someone's back yard yesterday.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1138x934/img_9304_e0b94db44485edda7abcd074e2ba279a5315162e.jpg
12-25-23, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By rccardr

Agreed. The saddle to drop is carazy and the bars...

Agreed. The saddle to drop is carazy and the bars from that era incorporated way too much initial slope for my taste.
12-23-23, 08:45 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,457
Posted By rccardr

Suggestions for continued conversation: 1) You...

Suggestions for continued conversation:
1) You guys all know about ‘’front weighting’, right?
2) When in the ‘typical and most comfortable’ riding position, look down. The handlebar should...
12-23-23, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,360
Posted By rccardr

This one has sold. Thanks for looking.

This one has sold.
Thanks for looking.
12-18-23, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By rccardr

Keep the rack. Match the fender or find a pair. ...

Keep the rack. Match the fender or find a pair.
Pretty sweet find.
12-15-23, 08:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,746
Posted By rccardr

Neal, I find your continued use of upright bars...

Neal, I find your continued use of upright bars and modern shifting gadgetry quite troubling.
Perhaps the cold temps and irritating precipitation are influencing your actions.
A prescription for a...
12-15-23, 08:45 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Thatís dreamy. Nice pic!

Thatís dreamy. Nice pic!
12-09-23, 07:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,480
Posted By rccardr

Hunh. Right about 70 rpm and 185 watts, all of...

Hunh.
Right about 70 rpm and 185 watts, all of a sudden the zen and the unicorns and the clouds and the riding position all come together into one continuous expression of effortless movement. It...
12-09-23, 07:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,595
Posted By rccardr

You have a nice door decoration in the bike...

You have a nice door decoration in the bike disassembly area of your home.
Also, kudos on your writing skills.
12-09-23, 02:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,518
Posted By rccardr

Ride. Wrench. Cyclotour with good friends. ...

Ride.
Wrench.
Cyclotour with good friends.
Drink craft beer and upscale wine.
Enjoy life.
Be like IAB.
Also, I kinda miss Wisconsin and folks up there. And Spotted Cow.
12-07-23, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6,454
Views: 750,266
Posted By rccardr

So, yeah, your mechanic will have his own methods...

So, yeah, your mechanic will have his own methods I’m sure, but here’s what I do: Grease the threads on both sides, then insert the drive side and partially thread it in (yep, counter clockwise on...
12-03-23, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,360
Posted By rccardr

Despite a handful of tire kickers, this remains...

Despite a handful of tire kickers, this remains available.
Like new at less than a third of the price.
Give yourself a nice holiday present!
Replies: 45
Views: 2,142
Posted By rccardr

…and I’m the friend who bought it, and then had...

…and I’m the friend who bought it, and then had it repainted. Rode it for several years equipped with Dura Ace. Great riding bike!
11-22-23, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6,454
Views: 750,266
Posted By rccardr

Yep, agreed. Buy the 115.

Yep, agreed. Buy the 115.
11-21-23, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6,454
Views: 750,266
Posted By rccardr

Yes, youíre learning. That will do, and heís a...

Yes, youíre learning.
That will do, and heís a good seller.
But.
You could also have purchased a new Shimano UN300 cartridge style BB in the same size for $16 with free shipping from Amazon,...
11-17-23, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21,558
Views: 2,995,711
Posted By rccardr

Spent the afternoon playing in the woods with my...

Spent the afternoon playing in the woods with my new-to-me Cherubim Sportif

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_9203_a1c019d5886a83621dd6fd7c3ecfdcb11855bea6.jpg...
11-16-23, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By rccardr

Gravel and tubes works for me. Never had a flat...

Gravel and tubes works for me.
Never had a flat on gravel,either.
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