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07-22-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 25,021
Posted By Andy_K

The bike looks good. I might add wheels and a...

The bike looks good. I might add wheels and a handlebar, but that’s just me. :lol:
07-21-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By Andy_K

The cantilever angle in that paper refers to the...

The cantilever angle in that paper refers to the angle between the plumb line (ZP) and the line from the attachment point through the pivot point (AP). As cantilever's get wider, that angle...
07-21-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 641
Posted By Andy_K

I've done this a couple of times recently. A...

I've done this a couple of times recently. A cheap $8 new binder bolt plus a minute with the Dremel tool and Bob's your uncle.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50584840437_e95d3a8021_c.jpg...
07-21-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,225
Posted By Andy_K

I had mine setup like that for a while. ...

I had mine setup like that for a while.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4222/34045418424_29fbbf3d45_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TStELQ)

I moved back to 700c when I built my 650B Grand Jubilé, but...
07-21-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,225
Posted By Andy_K

You know, when I saw the title of this thread the...

You know, when I saw the title of this thread the first bike that came to mind was my Sequoia, but I see it was already here. ;)

It fits me perfectly, BTW.
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07-20-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By Andy_K

I'm always happy to join in on spreading the good...

I'm always happy to join in on spreading the good news of Gitane!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51050461141_bb6aec6740_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kM9Xwv)
07-20-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 25,021
Posted By Andy_K

Sounds like you used some serious citrus on the...

Sounds like you used some serious citrus on the Sirrus.



The previous owner of your bike must have visited the same shop as the previous owner of gugie 's Raleigh. I saw the stuff (which he...
07-19-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 25,021
Posted By Andy_K

Gloss finish — I did some sanding and used...

Gloss finish — I did some sanding and used Maguire’s polish, but no top coat.
07-18-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 25,021
Posted By Andy_K

It's Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2X Ultra Gloss...

It's Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2X Ultra Gloss Deep Blue (https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/painters-touch-2x-ultra-cover/gloss?ls=249114&lc=Gloss%20Deep%20Blue). I used their...
07-18-21, 01:41 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 25,021
Posted By Andy_K

Well, that would explain the angle of the...

Well, that would explain the angle of the derailleur in the picture. Do you think the previous owner rode it like that?
07-16-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 985
Posted By Andy_K

I think it's a cool bike and would be well worth...

I think it's a cool bike and would be well worth restoring if you enjoy restoring things. randyjawa is right, you wouldn't be able to sell it for anything near what it would cost you to restore....
07-16-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17,535
Views: 1,917,784
Posted By Andy_K

Newport is nice. We stayed in Depoe Bay and did...

Newport is nice. We stayed in Depoe Bay and did most of our touristing in Lincoln City, but if I were to live in one of these places Newport would be the choice. The daily high temperatures were...
07-15-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17,535
Views: 1,917,784
Posted By Andy_K

I was on vacation last week in Depoe Bay, and...

I was on vacation last week in Depoe Bay, and while there I rode a wonderful loop down U.S. 101 to Newport, out along Yaquina Bay to Toledo, up Highway 229 along the Siletz River and back down 101 --...
07-11-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,383
Posted By Andy_K

I’m thinking a line of artisinally crafted dairy...

I’m thinking a line of artisinally crafted dairy bells.
07-09-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 25,021
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, it's kind of funny that with all the...

Yeah, it's kind of funny that with all the threads about matching Gios Blue I did it by accident.

Are you planning to join the Beaverton-Vernonia Clunker ride on July 24?
07-09-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 25,021
Posted By Andy_K

I've been on the east coast for a few weeks away...

I've been on the east coast for a few weeks away from my bikes, but I was back in Beaverton today before heading the the Oregon Coast. I took my Gios out for a ride, and used the occasion to document...
06-26-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,750
Posted By Andy_K

I somehow missed your mention of taking a...

I somehow missed your mention of taking a picture, but I see it now.

The one in my picture is ISO (“righty loosey”). It was on a Japanese-built Gitane.
06-26-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,750
Posted By Andy_K

If you take a picture from the non-drive side...

If you take a picture from the non-drive side with the proper lighting, you may be able to see enough threads to judge which way they go. I did this once years ago, but I don’t remember how. It looks...
06-24-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By Andy_K

I'd check the chains with a ruler and replace as...

I'd check the chains with a ruler and replace as necessary. Chain checker tools are nice for a quick and easy reading, but many, like the Park shown above, can sometimes tell you a chain is worn when...
06-24-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Andy_K

If the 7-speed hub is Shimano, you may be able to...

If the 7-speed hub is Shimano, you may be able to just swap the freehub body. I've done this and it was pretty easy, though it may have involved a slight redishing of the wheel.

Otherwise, I'd...
06-23-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 559
Posted By Andy_K

I used doityourselflettering.com — Not the exact...

I used doityourselflettering.com — Not the exact font, but it’s close.
06-23-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 559
Posted By Andy_K

If it works for you, that’s the important thing....

If it works for you, that’s the important thing. The typical recommendation is to set the saddle level, though many people using leather saddles tip them up a bit.
06-23-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 559
Posted By Andy_K

Mine is a 1976. The names were different then. I...

Mine is a 1976. The names were different then. I think it’s a Model 8, based on comparisons to the 1975 brochure. The components are original except for the wheels, but I repainted it and took some...
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06-21-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 922
Posted By Andy_K

I enjoy driving cars with a manual transmission,...

I enjoy driving cars with a manual transmission, but I often find it impractical and tiresome for city/suburban driving. I haven't owned a stick shift car for about 15 years. I guess I've gotten...
06-21-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,021
Posted By Andy_K

Honestly, I'm not even certain that a given...

Honestly, I'm not even certain that a given Bianchi Specialissima wouldn't be different from another one made later the same day. Certainly it would be different than another one that's a different...
06-21-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 559
Posted By Andy_K

That's nice! I briefly thought the Takara I'm...

That's nice! I briefly thought the Takara I'm currently restoring (https://www.flickr.com/photos/26382505@N08/51229359646/in/album-72157719132482951/) might be the nicest Takara in the world today,...
06-21-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 121,833
Posted By Andy_K

Sadly, this was across the highway from me so I...

Sadly, this was across the highway from me so I didn't get a good hi-res picture.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51260754519_28dc59124e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m6JLqp)
06-21-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17,535
Views: 1,917,784
Posted By Andy_K

For Father's Day, I indulged myself in a 50-mile...

For Father's Day, I indulged myself in a 50-mile ride from my sister's house, where I've been vacationing, to the Eastern Continental Divide, mostly along the Great Allegheny Passage.

A relatively...
06-16-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 25,021
Posted By Andy_K

That’s a very nice touch. Well played!

That’s a very nice touch. Well played!
06-12-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 121,833
Posted By Andy_K

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51243704904_2f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51243704904_2fd87b02aa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m5eoaw)
06-11-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By Andy_K

Welcome to the forum, Jacob! I try to keep...

Welcome to the forum, Jacob!

I try to keep my French bike habit under control. I've only got four at the moment. ;)

I think you may have seen this one before.
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06-10-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By Andy_K

BTW, my GJ takes a 26.4 seatpost, as does my GR.

BTW, my GJ takes a 26.4 seatpost, as does my GR.
06-10-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By Andy_K

That's a good question, but I don't know the...

That's a good question, but I don't know the answer anymore with certainty. I can give you a pretty good guess from memory and other clues. I've got three different numbers written down. The one that...
06-10-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By Andy_K

My Grand Jubilé has Campagnolo rear dropouts....

My Grand Jubilé has Campagnolo rear dropouts. I've heard it suggested that the GJ's that have Campy dropouts were Grand Record frames that got repurposed. There's not really much other practical...
06-10-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By Andy_K

I like that! Eben's a good writer, and I...

I like that!

Eben's a good writer, and I like his sense of humor. Before his secret identity was reveal I was starting to suspect he was me, because I identify so much with his perspective. I...
06-10-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,872
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, that was unfortunate. I think they were...

Yeah, that was unfortunate. I think they were trying to seed the new forum with some interesting and relevant content. If it doesn't work out, maybe they'll move it back. If they move one of my...
06-10-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,689
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah. Here's how non-Eroica C&V rides work in my...

Yeah. Here's how non-Eroica C&V rides work in my experience:

1) Pick a route
2) Pick a date
3) Pick a place to have food and/or beverages before, during, or after
4) Invite a bunch of people...
06-10-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,872
Posted By Andy_K

Not sure I see the point in that. I thought we...

Not sure I see the point in that. I thought we had reached an understanding with the mods.

If you want to continue voting, you can do so by not visiting the new forum. If enough people like the...
06-10-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,387
Posted By Andy_K

I really need to do a Shimergo build. I have...

I really need to do a Shimergo build. I have bikes that use respaced cassettes to pair Shimano cassettes with Campy shifters and derailleurs, and I have bikes that mix pre-2000 Campy derailleurs with...
06-10-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,387
Posted By Andy_K

I used the 5703 crank (same ugly shape as the...

I used the 5703 crank (same ugly shape as the 6700) on the Colnago and Coppi above. The black color kind of helps it hide, but a more traditional crank with a 5-arm spider would probably look better.
06-10-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,387
Posted By Andy_K

In that case... 1983 Specialized Sequoia...

In that case...

1983 Specialized Sequoia with Gevenalle 10-speed shifters, Shimano Deore rear derailleur, SunTour XC front derailleur, and Campagnolo Racing Triple crank (something for everyone!)...
06-10-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,387
Posted By Andy_K

I like the substitution of the 7410 crank into...

I like the substitution of the 7410 crank into the 6700 group. The new Shimano cranks are just so hard to pair with a steel frame, aesthetically.
06-10-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,387
Posted By Andy_K

I can't remember what I've already shared in the...

I can't remember what I've already shared in the other thread, but since it's on another forum now, I'll just dump a bunch here. Some of these are from the "early brifter" era, but I put 10-speed on...
06-10-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,387
Posted By Andy_K

Can I be the first to ask if Double Tap are also...

Can I be the first to ask if Double Tap are also allowed on this thread? What about Gevenalle shifters? :innocent:
06-10-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,212
Posted By Andy_K

I'm against reality checks. I just want to get...

I'm against reality checks. I just want to get that on record.

I've got a friend who like to use "hookers and blow" as an alternative against which to compare his bike spending. That can make a...
06-09-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,253
Posted By Andy_K

I look like a goon anyway, so nothing lost.

I look like a goon anyway, so nothing lost.
06-09-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,253
Posted By Andy_K

I think all of you spent too much time riding...

I think all of you spent too much time riding 19mm tires.
06-09-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,298
Posted By Andy_K

I took the Zaffiros out for a first ride today...

I took the Zaffiros out for a first ride today (about 15 miles), and I can report that they are adequate. In absolute terms, I'd give them a solid C. Adjusting for price, maybe a B+. Also adjusting...
06-09-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 824
Posted By Andy_K

Is there a reason you're trying to make this work...

Is there a reason you're trying to make this work with a period-correct derailleur? I can understand if you want to achieve a certain look, but there are plenty of derailleurs that don't look...
06-09-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 25,021
Posted By Andy_K

One other thing I meant to note from my ride...

One other thing I meant to note from my ride today is that I had never noticed before that the reflectors on quill pedals without cages actually serve a practical purpose. I'm skeptical as to how...
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