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08-10-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By bikingshearer

Here's my experience with Ed: Did good work?...

Here's my experience with Ed: Did good work? Check. Six month backlog? Sounds familiar, maybe even conservative. Happy client? Well, I've had him paint five frames now, so yeah, that's a big ol'...
08-10-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By bikingshearer

The sidebar to the main article was really cool. ...

The sidebar to the main article was really cool. I'm glad the author got Ugo to open up and share some of his thought process about tweeking a frame's geometry for the intended use.

As always,...
08-09-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 352
Posted By bikingshearer

Aww, and here I thought this thread would be...

Aww, and here I thought this thread would be about casting aspersions on news outlets we don't like . . . . :rolleyes:
08-07-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By bikingshearer

1978 Eisentraut. ...

1978 Eisentraut.

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08-07-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,102
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks for the great time, everyone. I had a lot...

Thanks for the great time, everyone. I had a lot of fun, even if I was the "tail-gun Charlie" every time the uphill gradient was more than about 1.5%.
08-04-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,641
Posted By bikingshearer

Two bikes, two icons. ...

Two bikes, two icons.

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08-04-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,102
Posted By bikingshearer

And if you do tighten it down, but not quite...

And if you do tighten it down, but not quite enough, it doesn't ruin your ride until about 10 miles in. You can guess how I know.



Yup.



As can many C&V forums members who have had...
08-04-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,102
Posted By bikingshearer

I can actually make it this month. If others...

I can actually make it this month. If others are going, I'll go, too.
08-02-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,165
Posted By bikingshearer

Don't be flattered. We really just want to see...

Don't be flattered. We really just want to see how many "cease and desist" letters you get from companies/people claiming whatever design you come up with violates their copyright. :p
07-31-22, 12:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,165
Posted By bikingshearer

Just to manage expectations, I can't clear my...

Just to manage expectations, I can't clear my throat for $50. :rolleyes:
07-30-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By bikingshearer

1964Supersport : Good on ya. A good LBS is a...

1964Supersport : Good on ya. A good LBS is a wonderful resource, one to treasure. Make use of it when possible. even when stuff at the store costs a bit more than on line.
07-29-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,293
Posted By bikingshearer

How about this: "Grant Petersen and John...

How about this:

"Grant Petersen and John Forester were riding their bikes sans helmets, both ran stop signs and crashed into each other after after being hit by a cement mixer and a city bus,...
07-29-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,293
Posted By bikingshearer

Hey, I thought it was funny. But then, I'm...

Hey, I thought it was funny. But then, I'm weird. :p
07-28-22, 11:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,165
Posted By bikingshearer

I'd cheerfully put up $50 in advance for however...

I'd cheerfully put up $50 in advance for however many bottles gugie thinks appropriate. I would like at least two, but everything is negotiable. Gugie, if you are really going to let yourself be...
07-28-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By bikingshearer

To add to what davester and Steve B. said, many...

To add to what davester and Steve B. said, many (but not all) bikes designed from the ground up for loaded touring will feel better with a full load on board than they do with just you on board. A...
07-27-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By bikingshearer

Well, weren't you? :D

Well, weren't you? :D
07-23-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,820
Posted By bikingshearer

What a POS. It doesn't even have a seat. Just...

What a POS. It doesn't even have a seat. Just say "no."

(Did that help talk you out of it? I didn't think so.:p)
07-23-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By bikingshearer

Piling on here - stay looks bent and something is...

Piling on here - stay looks bent and something is odd about the DS seat stay/drop out joint. I agree with the crowd and the OP's conclusion to pass unless you can get it for a price you are willing...
07-21-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By bikingshearer

This is excellent news. It should make...

This is excellent news. It should make DiabloScott's mountain safer and more enjoyable for bikes and cars both. A win/win.

Thanks, Siu Blue Wind and DiabloScott , for this info.
07-20-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks, SoL, for another fun blast from the past....

Thanks, SoL, for another fun blast from the past.

BYW, that is a dreadful way to set up the brakes (one lever controlling both rim brakes, one controlling the drum brake).One front tire blowout on...
07-20-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,719
Posted By bikingshearer

I doubt it. I'll defer to the people who...

I doubt it. I'll defer to the people who actually, you know, build frames for the final word.

But speaking from the unique position of never having brazed two pieces of metal together in my life,...
07-20-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,896
Posted By bikingshearer

You mean like this one from 1978? ...

You mean like this one from 1978?

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07-18-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,499
Posted By bikingshearer

Potentially dangerous in a crash. I'm not sure...

Potentially dangerous in a crash. I'm not sure it would take a core sample out of you the way unplugged bars might, but the rough/sharp edges could do some serious lacerating if you fall wrong or do...
07-14-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,829
Posted By bikingshearer

And here's what is in that building now . . . ....

And here's what is in that building now . . . . For those of us who remember Matthews, this is probably a step up.
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07-13-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,255
Posted By bikingshearer

I think the real take-away from this particular...

I think the real take-away from this particular comparison (and most of them) is that the engine matters more than anything else. At the uppermost levels of the sport (the pro racers), the relatively...
07-13-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,947
Posted By bikingshearer

Celeste is never wrong for a Reparto Corsa...

Celeste is never wrong for a Reparto Corsa Bianchi. Red is never wrong for a De Rosa. Molteni orange with blue panels is never wrong for a Merckx. That odd shade of green is never wrong for a...
07-11-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By bikingshearer

Bulgie 100% correct about the challenges of...

Bulgie 100% correct about the challenges of working on French bikes from the 1970s. To be clear, however, there is nothing inherently wrong or bad with French stuff, and Gitane sold good bikes...
07-11-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,172
Posted By bikingshearer

Color me Not Even a Little Bit Surprised. Good on...

Color me Not Even a Little Bit Surprised. Good on ya, Choke.
07-11-22, 01:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By bikingshearer

Ed Litton is a excellent builder and an excellent...

Ed Litton is a excellent builder and an excellent painter. Very nice guy, too.

I'd be sorely tempted, except that I'm a foot or more too tall. So are you, merziac. You would look like a circus...
07-09-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By bikingshearer

Of course you're entitled to an opinion. I may...

Of course you're entitled to an opinion. I may not agree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to tell such lies. :D

I like having a drum brake on a tandem. You don't. Vive...
07-09-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By bikingshearer

Black saddles and black bar tape. Other colors...

Black saddles and black bar tape. Other colors may work on a given build, but black always works on any build.
Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur. There were and are better performing RDs out...
07-09-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,947
Posted By bikingshearer

Yeah, both specks of it. :rolleyes: Nice...

Yeah, both specks of it. :rolleyes:

Nice bike. Hey, it's a post-Cino SC. No sacrilege running Dura Ace stuff on it.
07-09-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By bikingshearer

According to the info on the Waterford site...

According to the info on the Waterford site (https://waterfordbikes.com/w/culture/paramount/paramount-dating/), the serial number says it most certainly is a 1959 Paramount, probably from April, May...
07-08-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By bikingshearer

Correct.

Correct.
07-08-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By bikingshearer

Like Andy_K, I have and use the Kool stop...

Like Andy_K, I have and use the Kool stop version...
07-07-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,918
Posted By bikingshearer

As I asked above: What are you waiting for? Get...

As I asked above: What are you waiting for? Get going before gugie talks you into turning it into a 650b-tired gravel grinder with fenders and cantilever brakes.:p
07-07-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By bikingshearer

I bit into a corn cob on the Fourth. It didn't...

I bit into a corn cob on the Fourth. It didn't look like that, though. :D
07-06-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,918
Posted By bikingshearer

If you are going to hell for this, I'm already...

If you are going to hell for this, I'm already driving the bus. Campy 10sp triple looks good, works very well, and is 100% appropriate for that bike. The only question I have is: What are you waiting...
07-06-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,453
Posted By bikingshearer

Freeport Bridge, just south of Sacramento CA over...

Freeport Bridge, just south of Sacramento CA over the Sacramento River. It provides the direct link between the teeming metropolises (metropoli?) of Freeport and Clarksburg.

As the sign says, much...
07-01-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,600
Posted By bikingshearer

I did the Davis Double Century on my Bob Jackson....

I did the Davis Double Century on my Bob Jackson. That was 1978, and the Jackson was not C&V at the time.
06-30-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 554
Posted By bikingshearer

As to the 2-bolt vs 1-bolt question: I prefer...

As to the 2-bolt vs 1-bolt question: I prefer 2-bolt posts because the tilt of the saddle on them is truly infinitely adjustable. The ones with the two bolts on top (Campagnolo and its imitators) are...
06-27-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By bikingshearer

These are very capable fully-loaded touring...

These are very capable fully-loaded touring machines. Mine (similar vintage) actually rode better loaded than unloaded. If you have a hankering to give serious touring a try, this is about as good a...
06-26-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,453
Posted By bikingshearer

I've had the pleasure of seeing that dusty rose...

I've had the pleasure of seeing that dusty rose Cinelli up close and personal and riding with bibliobob, both at the most recent Eroica CA. The post does not do justice to either. Gorgeous bike,...
06-24-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By bikingshearer

My take? It's a "tourist" Paramount. It's called...

My take? It's a "tourist" Paramount. It's called a P11 in the 1968 catalog (and before that as well, I believe) and a P15 from 1970 on. It does not appear in the 1969 catalog, at least not the one I...
06-23-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,453
Posted By bikingshearer

Cross-Marin Trial at Samuel P. Taylor Park. Same...

Cross-Marin Trial at Samuel P. Taylor Park. Same bike as below after the repaint....
06-21-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,055
Posted By bikingshearer

Oh, I bet I would be slower up the climb than...

Oh, I bet I would be slower up the climb than you. Of course, since you stop to take photos, I might be able to see you on the way up every so often . . .




Ooooo, that sounds like a ton o'...
06-20-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,347
Posted By bikingshearer

I have one inch and over 100 lbs on you. I think...

I have one inch and over 100 lbs on you. I think I hate you. But only in the nicest possible way, of course.
06-20-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By bikingshearer

Your uncle drives a hard bargain. :D

Your uncle drives a hard bargain. :D
06-18-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,397
Posted By bikingshearer

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-18-22, 02:36 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,172
Posted By bikingshearer

Dave: I am sorry to hear you will not be...

Dave:

I am sorry to hear you will not be continuing with Cino. I wish you nothing but the best in what lies before you. I can certainly understand our reasons and endorse your priorities.

We...
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