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10-01-22, 10:35 PM
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Posted By Andy_K

I got out with gugie for one of my favorite...

I got out with gugie for one of my favorite routes today, from Forest Grove down to Gaston, then a loop around Hagg Lake before heading back to Fern Hill Wetlands.

We stopped to take a dam picture...
09-28-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,154
Posted By Andy_K

This made me think...how does the best riding...

This made me think...how does the best riding bike in my stable compare to the worst riding bike I still like enough to keep? The first problem to be solved in this is deciding which is the best...
09-27-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,541
Posted By Andy_K

This is a frame that spent years hanging in...

This is a frame that spent years hanging in gugie's Atelier. He picked it up cheap from a local non-profit (Community Cycling Center) because some previous owner had chopped off the rear derailleur...
09-27-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,154
Posted By Andy_K

I took this to be referring to the geometry of...

I took this to be referring to the geometry of the bike, vis a vis "the measurements of the length of the legs, body and arms." So my point was that the bike may indeed have been very special for the...
09-26-22, 02:05 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,154
Posted By Andy_K

My Chrome browser translated it very well as far...

My Chrome browser translated it very well as far as I can tell (except a bit about Confente building looms from 1968 to 1970). Very interesting information. Thanks for sharing.

To the point I made...
09-24-22, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Andy_K

I'm glad you're OK. Is this the same Flite saddle...

I'm glad you're OK. Is this the same Flite saddle you were trying to repair a while back?
09-21-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,154
Posted By Andy_K

I think this really gets at the heart of the...

I think this really gets at the heart of the matter. As I was reading this thread, I was thinking about the parallels between Mario Confente and Yoshi Konno -- both master craftsmen whose time was...
09-21-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 452
Posted By Andy_K

I'm not sure how much I can help with the other...

I'm not sure how much I can help with the other questions, and my bike isn't a "Molteni" bike, but I do think it's the same color as the Subaru orange or at least very close.

This is a 1973 De...
09-21-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 467
Posted By Andy_K

Very nice! I really like that Kuwahara headset.

Very nice! I really like that Kuwahara headset.
09-19-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,667
Posted By Andy_K

I've been meaning to post another update showing...

I've been meaning to post another update showing what I've done to the Centurion since the challenge ended. I actually did this about two months ago, but I haven't gotten around to sharing the pics...
09-18-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,303
Posted By Andy_K

I probably had over 150 opinions of my own before...

I probably had over 150 opinions of my own before I started this thread, but I got it sorted in the end.
09-13-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By Andy_K

Some of us like to pretend that they're worth...

Some of us like to pretend that they're worth what we spend on them. :lol:
09-05-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,062
Posted By Andy_K

I had success with a pair from Aero Techs Designs...

I had success with a pair from Aero Techs Designs (made in the USA if that matters to you), but I gave them away to a rider who was in the middle of a tour and needed gloves, so I can't comment on...
09-04-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,972
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah. Ultegra even. Clearly it was no match for...

Yeah. Ultegra even. Clearly it was no match for my mighty power once the chain jammed.
09-03-22, 07:10 PM
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Posted By Andy_K

I rode one of my favorite routes today, along the...

I rode one of my favorite routes today, along the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway. I'm sure I've posted some pictures from this ride on this thread before, but here are some new ones. If you like...
09-03-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 901
Posted By Andy_K

Sounds like a great idea!

Sounds like a great idea!
09-03-22, 12:34 PM
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Views: 901
Posted By Andy_K

Thanks! The pump peg is the same style as...

Thanks!

The pump peg is the same style as that on my Gran Turismo -- an odd flat-head type -- so I didn't even think to question that. The decals are all the same as that one too.
09-02-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,972
Posted By Andy_K

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https://live.staticflickr.com/4152/5069670632_6a3e326819_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8HZosm)
09-01-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 844
Posted By Andy_K

That's a good price...for the shipping.

That's a good price...for the shipping.
09-01-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 901
Posted By Andy_K

I meant that the gearing would make it a wall...

I meant that the gearing would make it a wall hanger for me. I can't do anything but pancake flat with a 53-42 crankset. I could tripleize it like I did my Gios, but how many bikes do I need like...
09-01-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 901
Posted By Andy_K

Only sort of...I painted some bare spots myself...

Only sort of...I painted some bare spots myself with Rust Oleum. Right now, I think it looks really good.

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09-01-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 901
Posted By Andy_K

​​​​​​ That would be perfect as a wall hanger,...

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That would be perfect as a wall hanger, but I want to be able to ride it. :lol:
09-01-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 901
Posted By Andy_K

I was scouring the interwebs last night, trying...

I was scouring the interwebs last night, trying to find some clues as to what model this bike might be, and I came across the following statement from T-Mar on a thread from a couple of years ago...
08-30-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 901
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, I didn't see it until it was shared on FB....

Yeah, I didn't see it until it was shared on FB. I'm not sure how it flew under the radar so long. CL said it had been there for a month.
08-30-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 901
Posted By Andy_K

THis bike is in such nice shape that I normally...

THis bike is in such nice shape that I normally wouldn't worry about it at all, but the biggest scratch is the one right below the seat stay cap, and I'm going to spend a lot of time looking at that...
08-30-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 901
Posted By Andy_K

Thanks! I've been contemplating what can be done...

Thanks! I've been contemplating what can be done with that lever. The other lever is like new. It'd be a shame not to be able to salvage the pair.
08-30-22, 02:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 901
Posted By Andy_K

I think your Marinoni is a slightly darker red....

I think your Marinoni is a slightly darker red. Of course, one of the great things about nail polish is that it's easy to remove if it doesn't look good, so we should try it.
08-29-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By Andy_K

Google Lens tells me it's a vertical mill. ...

Google Lens tells me it's a vertical mill.
​Photo Index - Kearney & Trecker Co. - Model 2HL Vertical | VintageMachinery.org (http://www.vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=40128)
08-29-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 901
Posted By Andy_K

I didnít know you lived in that neighborhood. My...

I didnít know you lived in that neighborhood. My first house was a tiny place on NE 80th across from Flanders ó really, really close to their new shop.

Black Magic does really amazing work with...
08-29-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,232
Posted By Andy_K

My latest ...

My latest

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52317661227_88ee18857e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nH8FXR)
08-29-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 901
Posted By Andy_K

I've got some nail polish that worked well for my...

I've got some nail polish that worked well for my Performance Superbe.

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...
08-29-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 901
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, I think this is why Groody Bros has the...

Yeah, I think this is why Groody Bros has the customer buy powder and send it to them. "We just used what you bought..." I'd hate to be in that part of the business. With my Stella, I told him (Jeff...
08-29-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 901
Posted By Andy_K

Something like that happened with my Stella. I...

Something like that happened with my Stella. I wanted to keep the original color, which was a very red orange. It ended up more of a pure orange. I guess if you don't have a color code (and maybe...
08-29-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 901
Posted By Andy_K

Maybe they used a different supplier for their...

Maybe they used a different supplier for their decals in 1984. Notice that the decals on the smaller bike were also still there.

Another detail they share that you can't see from these pictures is...
08-29-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 901
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, it definitely had to be this shade of red....

Yeah, it definitely had to be this shade of red. It's been deeply ingrained in my psyche for some reason. I think Pinarello called it "Bordeaux" and I believe it's the same as Colnago's Saronni red....
08-29-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 901
Posted By Andy_K

Scratching a more recent itch

It's often stated that people on this forum seek out the bikes they wanted when they were teenagers but couldn't attain then. When I was a teenager I wasn't really aware of any bikes above the basic...
08-24-22, 03:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 817
Posted By Andy_K

This new math confuses and frightens me. I...

This new math confuses and frightens me. I thought 15 followed 14.

But seriously I didn't hit 12 for a few years after I started dabbling with vintage bikes, and it wasn't because I was being...
08-22-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By Andy_K

But the decals on this one are from the 82-84...

But the decals on this one are from the 82-84 period, so it must be a transitional model or a repaint, and it doesn't look like a repaint to me
08-22-22, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By Andy_K

I'm pretty sure that's a 3Rensho built Allez. The...

I'm pretty sure that's a 3Rensho built Allez. The color (which I believe you'll find is a perfect match for Rust Oleum Cherry Red) is the same as my '83 3Rensho Allez. I read something somewhere...
08-17-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 951
Posted By Andy_K

These are 170. I had a double crank that was 165,...

These are 170. I had a double crank that was 165, but I decided the lower gear was of more value than a slightly shorter crank. I once heard someone use the analogy of what size stairs you're...
08-16-22, 01:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,244
Posted By Andy_K

Well, given that he's sweating details like which...

Well, given that he's sweating details like which cap to put on his stem, I think he's on the right track.
08-16-22, 01:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 951
Posted By Andy_K

Merry came over earlier in the week for a test...

Merry came over earlier in the week for a test fit. I think she's a bit taller than I was told. She was able to stand flat-footed over the top tube and with the saddle low she had the proper knee...
08-16-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,244
Posted By Andy_K

What do you mean? Most of us are more than happy...

What do you mean? Most of us are more than happy to share a De Rosa pic with the slightest provocation. For instance....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51129982485_dabdce7edd_h.jpg...
08-16-22, 01:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,244
Posted By Andy_K

This thread has gone all over the place. I was...

This thread has gone all over the place. I was just trying to entice Robvolz to show us a pic of his De Rosa.
08-15-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,244
Posted By Andy_K

You can't just make a statement like that without...

You can't just make a statement like that without a picture of the bike. Did I miss it somewhere?
08-11-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,932
Posted By Andy_K

I bought the Masi that I rode on this tour from...

I bought the Masi that I rode on this tour from Bob Freeman's friend Jerry Leitch in 2020. Jerry passed away early in 2021 after battling cancer. While we were in Salem, Bob mentioned to me that he...
08-10-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By Andy_K

Even if the frame were damaged beyond repair,...

Even if the frame were damaged beyond repair, there are parts on that bike that would have some value to people such as you find here. If you just want to get it out of the garage, an asking price...
08-09-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,932
Posted By Andy_K

The funny thing is, I brought a third water...

The funny thing is, I brought a third water bottle on this ride, but I didn't fill it for any of the riding. I needed more water the first day, even though that was the coolest day, because I...
08-09-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,932
Posted By Andy_K

I would say no, but I could be wrong. The front...

I would say no, but I could be wrong. The front wheel wanted to flop a lot when the bike was stopped. I attributed that to the weight on the front. I had about 6 pounds in the front bag and a bit...
08-09-22, 01:20 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,466
Posted By Andy_K

I've added a couple more since the last time I...

I've added a couple more since the last time I posted on this thread.

1989 Bianchi Mondiale with 3x9 Daytona components
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