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03-20-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 564
Posted By rando_couche

Definitely NOT a Cinelli, as others have said,...

Definitely NOT a Cinelli, as others have said, but the metalwork is VERY nice. Rust around the edges indicates it'll need a refinish.
03-10-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By rando_couche

Well. Learn something new every day! Thanks.

Well. Learn something new every day! Thanks.
03-06-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,611
Posted By rando_couche

The ultimate would be a randonneuse or sportif...

The ultimate would be a randonneuse or sportif from Herse, Singer, Routens or another of the French 'constructeurs'. An early 70's PX10 would do well also and cost a good bit less.

Scott...
02-28-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,613
Posted By rando_couche

How should you set up "ergo" bars? In the...

How should you set up "ergo" bars? In the recycle bin.
02-20-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,024
Posted By rando_couche

I wasn't that fast then, and I'm not that slow...

I wasn't that fast then, and I'm not that slow now, so...
02-14-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By rando_couche

Yeah, like THAT's going to happen. ALL top level...

Yeah, like THAT's going to happen. ALL top level sports are dirty (including your beloved hockey.)
01-17-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,569
Posted By rando_couche

There may be a lot of crud, but my oh my, that is...

There may be a lot of crud, but my oh my, that is some SWEET metalwork inside the BB!
Replies: 24
Views: 2,017
Posted By rando_couche

Back when I did my 1000 and 1200, I was riding 8...

Back when I did my 1000 and 1200, I was riding 8 months a year and XC skiing the rest. That was the best fitness I've ever had and my enthusiasm for riding in the spring was off the charts!

Scott...
Replies: 49
Views: 3,488
Posted By rando_couche

For some folks, it is about accumulating miles or...

For some folks, it is about accumulating miles or how many brevets/perms one can do in a year. For me, one SR series plus a 1000k and/or 1200k is enough. YMMV

Scott Peterson
Newport OR
12-20-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By rando_couche

Have you checked with the folks who built it? ...

Have you checked with the folks who built it? They're still in business.
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11-22-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,821
Posted By rando_couche

Don't blame Keith. It's probably what the...

Don't blame Keith. It's probably what the customer requested.
11-10-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,996
Posted By rando_couche

Eddy Merckx Team SC. Regarded by many to be the...

Eddy Merckx Team SC. Regarded by many to be the best road racing bike EVER. May not be steel or vintage but it IS a classic. The last generation of EM bikes made in Belgium. (This pic isn't my...
10-17-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,242
Posted By rando_couche

Never had that happen. But I've only been riding...

Never had that happen. But I've only been riding for 45 years.
10-15-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By rando_couche

SACRILEDGE! It's a relatively rare (tho' not top...

SACRILEDGE! It's a relatively rare (tho' not top end) dedicated touring bike and almost completely original!
08-02-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,208
Posted By rando_couche

That would be the whole British "marginal gains"...

That would be the whole British "marginal gains" thing.
07-25-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,766
Posted By rando_couche

IME, this is true. Up to about age 65, I was...

IME, this is true. Up to about age 65, I was still relatively strong and fast, but in the last two years my performance levels have really gone down the drain. (Solo endurance ride average speeds...
07-25-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By rando_couche

I'm in the "25 inch bikes won't work for me any...

I'm in the "25 inch bikes won't work for me any more" club, but they're too small not too big! Unfortunately, I tend to like frames made of 531c, Super Vitus 971, etc, and those are REALLY hard to...
07-08-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,211
Posted By rando_couche

For Grand Tour pros, 110-120 rpm. Personally,...

For Grand Tour pros, 110-120 rpm. Personally, about the same, but in a MUCH lower gear!
07-08-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,211
Posted By rando_couche

Which is about how fast the TdF peloton goes on...

Which is about how fast the TdF peloton goes on the flat, with a favorable wind (which they had today).
06-28-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,816
Posted By rando_couche

Similar for me: Oregon is home, I've ridden...

Similar for me: Oregon is home, I've ridden several passes in the Pyrenees and Cordillera Cantabrica, roughly 6k miles away.
06-26-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,442
Posted By rando_couche

Latest news: TdF organizers are pursuing legal...

Latest news: TdF organizers are pursuing legal action, and the spectator is in hiding.
06-23-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,023
Posted By rando_couche

A Brooks is like any other saddle: if it doesn't...

A Brooks is like any other saddle: if it doesn't fit you right out of the box, it never will. I just returned to a B17 (a NOS one, it appears) after a few years on C17s and I'd forgotten how well...
06-20-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,208
Posted By rando_couche

Interesting brake cable routing...

Interesting brake cable routing...
06-16-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,047
Posted By rando_couche

Looks awfully nice for hi-ten (very clean...

Looks awfully nice for hi-ten (very clean metalwork, cromovelato, etc).
06-05-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,661
Posted By rando_couche

I keep my bikes clean enough to tell what color...

I keep my bikes clean enough to tell what color they are. Usually.
05-30-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,873
Posted By rando_couche

IIRC, there was a major Dutch or Belgian pro team...

IIRC, there was a major Dutch or Belgian pro team (Buckler maybe?) that rode Colnagos with Superbe or Superbe Pro, so a late '70's - early 80's Colnago would be appropriate.
05-24-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By rando_couche

Red Kool Stops on my non-brazed-on Racers, and...

Red Kool Stops on my non-brazed-on Racers, and they "almost" never squeak. A large crescent wrench is very effective for toeing in MAFACs.
05-24-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,308
Posted By rando_couche

IIRC, Cinelli Speciale Corsas were available at...

IIRC, Cinelli Speciale Corsas were available at one time with fenders. Of course, American buyers removed and tossed the fenders right away, and now they're unobtanium, very sought after and very...
05-24-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By rando_couche

Brooks B17 works best for me, regardless of what...

Brooks B17 works best for me, regardless of what I'm wearing. (And I've NEVER needed to "break one in" - they fit just fine right out of the box.
05-20-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By rando_couche

Judging from the shape of the rear dropouts and...

Judging from the shape of the rear dropouts and headlugs, I'm going to say early 70's Nishiki Semi-Pro.
05-11-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,088
Posted By rando_couche

My favorite "bike noise" is the sound of...

My favorite "bike noise" is the sound of high-quality, high-performance tires on a smooth road. Especially if there's a whole peloton of them flying by at speed!
04-22-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,887
Posted By rando_couche

Yep. He did.

Yep. He did.
04-16-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,593
Posted By rando_couche

The answer to The Ultimate Question of Life, the...

The answer to The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything is 42, if that helps any. Of course it helps if you know what the question actually IS.
04-02-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,273
Posted By rando_couche

May be multiple cracks. I'm amazed that no one...

May be multiple cracks. I'm amazed that no one else has seen/mentioned this.
04-01-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,578
Posted By rando_couche

Definitely looks like a Reynolds decal on the...

Definitely looks like a Reynolds decal on the fork. Also the remains of one on the seat tube. Sears did sell a full 531db model during the boom, and IIRC, they were painted that color. Definitely...
03-27-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By rando_couche

Those are complete junk, not worthy of a second...

Those are complete junk, not worthy of a second look. Where did you say they were located?
02-28-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,885
Posted By rando_couche

Can you swing your foot forward and over the...

Can you swing your foot forward and over the handlebar? I've been doing it that way for years (decades, actually).
02-24-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,290
Posted By rando_couche

That's it, in a nutshell. I raced for several...

That's it, in a nutshell. I raced for several years on (what is now) the Jerry Baker Memorial Velodrome in Redmond, WA but never even rode Alpenrose. Sad news.

Scott Peterson
Newport OR
02-11-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,569
Posted By rando_couche

Tell that to Bernard Thevenet (among others).

Tell that to Bernard Thevenet (among others).
01-21-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By rando_couche

I'd hang it on the wall, because if I rode it I'd...

I'd hang it on the wall, because if I rode it I'd ride it to death and that would be a shame for something so quirkily cool.
01-12-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,553
Posted By rando_couche

So what DID you do?

So what DID you do?
01-05-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,441
Posted By rando_couche

The question about vintage gearing reminds me of...

The question about vintage gearing reminds me of the last time I rode a fixie after many years off: "Oh yeah. I remember why I quit doing this!"
01-04-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By rando_couche

Based on the chrome on the rear triangle, it...

Based on the chrome on the rear triangle, it looks like a PX10. Can you share a pic of the frame tubing decal (by the shift levers)?

With the 49d crankset, you can use TA chainrings which will...
01-04-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,852
Posted By rando_couche

Those look like the lugs on a Bridgestone Kabuki...

Those look like the lugs on a Bridgestone Kabuki Submariner:https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x916/s_l1600_fb770b65975c82bc77c8a6752c9bb12d72b7c966.jpg

The lugs were...
01-04-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,852
Posted By rando_couche

Actually, it's kinda cool, in a bizarre sort of...

Actually, it's kinda cool, in a bizarre sort of way.
01-02-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,441
Posted By rando_couche

After 40+ years of avid cycling, I aim for 5-7...

After 40+ years of avid cycling, I aim for 5-7 days a week, alternating hard (or long) and easy. One lesson from my racing days: "Always enough, but never too much" (ie, it's better to under-train...
01-01-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 36,188
Posted By rando_couche

Just a sampling of what I have to put up with. ...

Just a sampling of what I have to put up with. Yaquina Bay Road, Newport, OR.
...
07-16-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By rando_couche

1) It's not an aero cover. That's a carbon disc...

1) It's not an aero cover. That's a carbon disc wheel.
2) The threading on the left side is for a track cog, so the wheel can be used for either road or track.
05-21-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By rando_couche

BTW, the non-OEM fork and the bulge below the top...

BTW, the non-OEM fork and the bulge below the top head lug are both indicators of a frontal impact at some point in time.
05-19-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 69,609
Views: 11,298,560
Posted By rando_couche

No, that was the standard logo for a period of...

No, that was the standard logo for a period of time. Mine looked just like this except for the color (mine was emerald...
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