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07-23-21, 04:08 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

Markings on the seat tube below the post: I...

Markings on the seat tube below the post: I figured that was a serial number. It's really difficult for me to read. Possibly it was added by the licensing agency....

Re the 34t freewheel:...
07-23-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 536
Posted By gaucho777

Yes, I did repack everything soup to nuts, but...

Yes, I did repack everything soup to nuts, but didn't measure the spindle when I had it out. I'll be glad to take a measurement when I have a chance.



No toe overlap issues at all. The first...
07-21-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 536
Posted By gaucho777

The saddle was a concern, but I wasn't willing to...

The saddle was a concern, but I wasn't willing to give up the ghost. I remember reading about a technique mentioned by an experienced restorer using the back of a spoon to press out the crevices in...
07-21-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 536
Posted By gaucho777

Ce n'est pas garbage!: 1975 PR10-L

Around the holidays, as I was driving to the post office, I spied a bike-shaped object down the road beside a trash pile out by the curb. As I approached, the checkered Peugeot graphics came into...
07-21-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,919,247
Posted By gaucho777

It's been a while since I last posted in this...

It's been a while since I last posted in this thread, too. I've been riding a little, but not as much as I'd like. I have spent a lot of time wrenching, though (plus various other summer home...
07-17-21, 11:42 AM
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Views: 430,431
Posted By gaucho777

Someone down the street had left out a nearly...

Someone down the street had left out a nearly original '75 Peugeot PR-10L with their trash. It was in need of a thorough overhaul, but it was free. That's what I've been working on. The only thing...
07-16-21, 01:43 AM
Replies: 3,476
Views: 835,300
Posted By gaucho777

I don't think I've posted this here yet...'72...

I don't think I've posted this here yet...'72 Gitane Gran Tourisme:

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07-14-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,164
Posted By gaucho777

My current collection is dominated by French...

My current collection is dominated by French bikes and my personal favorite bike is French, so I was compelled to vote for France. I like the quirkiness of older French bikes, but I didn't really...
06-19-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 622
Posted By gaucho777

juvela and non-fixie thanks for the...

juvela and non-fixie thanks for the encouragement. I installed a much longer stem which did a lot for the overall handling, for me at least, and should give a better fit for my daughter. This...
06-19-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 622
Posted By gaucho777

Thanks. The painted wall/fence is adjacent to a...

Thanks. The painted wall/fence is adjacent to a bike path a few blocks away from my house. Lots of other back fence sections facing the bike path have been painted creatively.

Re the chain, I ...
06-18-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 622
Posted By gaucho777

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. :) ...

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. :)

Sadly, the first test ride didn't go off as smoothly as originally hoped. She had her reservations about the saddle. I knew that during the build, but...
06-17-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 622
Posted By gaucho777

A Campagnolo-equipped Mixte Means Love

I bought this bike several years ago, back before it fit my daughter. I started another thread about the bike...
06-15-21, 05:16 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

I got out for about 35 miles, starting up the...

I got out for about 35 miles, starting up the Tunnel Rd. climb mentioned a few posts above. Then I headed down Pinehurst Rd. toward Moraga before looping back to Berkeley via Wildcat Canyon....
06-13-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17,549
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Posted By gaucho777

I met up with davester and a couple of others for...

I met up with davester and a couple of others for a fun 40 miles or so around the Berkeley/Oakland Hills. We headed south up into the hills and along the ridgeline before connecting to some unpaved...
06-12-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By gaucho777

"Five, six, seven, eight (speeds)...Where will it...

"Five, six, seven, eight (speeds)...Where will it stop?" If they only knew then what we know now.

Then goes on to suggest the extra cog gear be used for a 26t "bailout" cog. Hard men back then....
06-12-21, 07:35 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

Just a quick 16 or so miles out & back to...

Just a quick 16 or so miles out & back to Inspiration Point (a trailhead at the top of Wildcat Canyon in Berkeley Hills/Tilden Park) on the De Rosa. I had a blowout on this bike a while ago, and...
06-11-21, 06:53 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

I got in really pleasant almost 30 miles into the...

I got in really pleasant almost 30 miles into the Berkeley/Oakland hills. It was a gorgeous day--sunny, light breeze, not too hot. This is one of my regular rides, but I haven't been riding regularly...
06-10-21, 08:15 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

thinktubes Padding for the chair legs. Helps them...

thinktubes Padding for the chair legs. Helps them slide easier, plus it helps protect the flooring. Btw, those are also inner tubes wrapped around the legs--doubles as a foot rest and...
06-10-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,919,247
Posted By gaucho777

Photos from yesterday...Last day of school!...

Photos from yesterday...Last day of school! Hoping to catch up on some mileage over the summer.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51237851522_438e8e9789_k.jpg

After work, I rode over to a...
06-06-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,670
Posted By gaucho777

Sorry I missed you there curbtender ...

Sorry I missed you there curbtender

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It was a pleasure to finally meet verktyg We struck a deal on a nice Motobecane Grand...
06-04-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,746
Posted By gaucho777

I am not likely to ever visit that other forum. I...

I am not likely to ever visit that other forum. I spend almost all my time in C&V. I occasionally dip my toes in the Road and Commuting forums, more for the topical discussion than for the bikes. I...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,922
Posted By gaucho777

A spare wheelset? No. ;) ...

A spare wheelset? No. ;)

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I have multiple spare wheelsets, plus about 10 spare bikes, three of which have racks. My commuter uses...
06-03-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,635
Posted By gaucho777

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06-03-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,414
Posted By gaucho777

I was just starting to ride again after a long...

I was just starting to ride again after a long hiatus away from cycling. I joined this forum in 2009 while in the process of trying to fix up my LOOK--a bike I've owned since I was 13. By 2011, I was...
06-03-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 955
Posted By gaucho777

El Fug I acknowledge there may be some...

El Fug I acknowledge there may be some disagreement about sanding. I can see why oneclick would advise against sanding. He makes a good point that the tubing is very thin. Nonetheless, a little...
06-03-21, 01:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 955
Posted By gaucho777

Fortunately, I don't see any rust spiders--thin,...

Fortunately, I don't see any rust spiders--thin, twisting lines of rust that penetrate under the paint. Those can be a real challenge. For the rust in the first photo, it does look a bit thick. You...
05-27-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,919,247
Posted By gaucho777

I took the indirect way home from work again...

I took the indirect way home from work again today. Instead of a 4+ mile descent back home, I took a trail connection to Grizzly Peak Road and headed along the ridgeline before descending back into...
05-26-21, 06:20 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

I took the long way home after work so I could...

I took the long way home after work so I could drop by the LBS (Missing Link) on my way home.

First I made my way along the ridge of the Berkeley Hills with nice views of the bay. You can just...
05-25-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,956
Posted By gaucho777

Last winter, I stripped my LOOK 753r (57cm)...

Last winter, I stripped my LOOK 753r (57cm) frameset in order to do some rust mitigation and touch up painting. I took the opportunity to put it on the scale:

Frame: 1784 grams / 3.93 pounds...
05-25-21, 01:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By gaucho777

Also, if this post came from a frame in your...

Also, if this post came from a frame in your possession, don’t forget to clean up the seat tube and any rough edges before putting the zigzags back.
05-24-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By gaucho777

The usual wet sanding with sandpaper of various...

The usual wet sanding with sandpaper of various grits to get rid of the zig-zags. Seat posts are generally fairly easy to polish. I don't go too crazy below where I know it will be inserted....
05-24-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,635
Posted By gaucho777

A dangerous view of a seldom-seen junction...Why...

A dangerous view of a seldom-seen junction...Why do I feel like I'm taking a furtive glance up a pretty girl's skirt? ;)

I know if I tried this I'd bang my phone on a water bottle and then run...
05-21-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7,182
Views: 695,069
Posted By gaucho777

I got a very nicely packaged box of Silca pumps,...

I got a very nicely packaged box of Silca pumps, heads, and a few extra bits & bobs from deux jambes Now I don't have to worry so much about remembering to switch pumps from bike to bike. THANK YOU...
05-21-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By gaucho777

Impressive feat of strength!

Impressive feat of strength!
05-21-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,635
Posted By gaucho777

Oh, I can play this game... LOOK ...

Oh, I can play this game...

LOOK
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De Rosa
https://live.staticflickr.com/7837/40154970943_eb4f4d591d_k.jpg

Merlin...
05-21-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 17,549
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Posted By gaucho777

^RIP Sacha.

^RIP Sacha.
05-20-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,919,247
Posted By gaucho777

I rode to work. Glad to be back to commuting...

I rode to work. Glad to be back to commuting again.

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05-16-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By gaucho777

^ deux jambes Thanks! Replied & payment sent.

^ deux jambes Thanks! Replied & payment sent.
05-14-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By gaucho777

This will get you between 100-120mm ($$$): ...

This will get you between 100-120mm ($$$):
https://www.ebay.com/itm/114550684587?hash=item1aabc0bbab:g:wKYAAOSw-59f8OO4
05-12-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,990
Posted By gaucho777

I noticed that as well. I kept thinking: the...

I noticed that as well. I kept thinking: the result looks amazing, but the movement sure seems choppy.
05-07-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,524
Posted By gaucho777

https://live.staticflickr.com/4399/37146965246_2ce...

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05-06-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,919,247
Posted By gaucho777

obrentharris I love, love, love your DiNucci,...

obrentharris I love, love, love your DiNucci, too. What a craftsman he is. I wish he was still building bi-plane fork crowns. Nonetheless, I find his work utterly sublime. If I had the extra money, a...
04-30-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,227
Posted By gaucho777

LOOK KG86. Sadly, the bond at the seat tube/BB...

LOOK KG86. Sadly, the bond at the seat tube/BB let go. I'm hoping to get it repaired and rebuild with a C-Record group I have stashed away at some point in the future. Makes a nice pair with my steel...
04-30-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By gaucho777

You could look for Gnutti hubs: Gnutti Hubs...

You could look for Gnutti hubs:

Gnutti Hubs (http://classiclightweights.net/italy/italian-component-manufacturers/gnutti/gnutti-hubs/)
VeloBase.com - Component Listing...
04-23-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,582
Posted By gaucho777

Yes, junior gears. I still have the freewheel...

Yes, junior gears. I still have the freewheel (link). (https://flic.kr/p/2kUyfmV) Back when 50x15 was needed for rollout, and more than 39x21 meant you'd be dropped.
04-23-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,582
Posted By gaucho777

When I started racing as a teenager in the late...

When I started racing as a teenager in the late 80s, helmets were required for all races and club/team rides. Some of us put banana stickers on our helmets like college football helmets. Giro helmets...
04-23-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,582
Posted By gaucho777

I love all these BITD photos. :thumb:

I love all these BITD photos. :thumb:
04-23-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,524
Posted By gaucho777

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49754435253_8e...

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04-23-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,524
Posted By gaucho777

'73 Speedwell Titalite ...

'73 Speedwell Titalite

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04-23-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,524
Posted By gaucho777

fabiofarelli That's a beautiful ALAN!

fabiofarelli That's a beautiful ALAN!
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