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04-12-24, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By Glennfordx4

Final log off for Glennfordx4

Hello everyone,


My husband, Glenn, spent a lot of time here over the years and said countless times both how much help he received in his many projects, how he enjoyed sharing his experiences to...
03-14-24, 11:59 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,215
Posted By rccardr

Not much I can add to what's already been...

Not much I can add to what's already been reported here by The Usual Suspects.
Many thanks to Gugie for his organizational skills and for fronting the $ for the accommodations, which have to be...
03-13-24, 11:23 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,215
Posted By gugie

Final thoughts

I Soliti Sospetti started the idea of Spring Training with a trip to Arizona in 2020, thinking this might be an annual thing. COVID pushed the plans out a bit, but it would seem we have momentum now....
03-08-24, 07:32 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,215
Posted By nlerner

Today we drove down to San Diego with a truck...

Today we drove down to San Diego with a truck full of bikes and then did the Bayshore Trail ride, a warmup for Sunday’s monthly Bayless ride. From our lunch spot, looking back at San Diego across the...
03-07-24, 06:08 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,215
Posted By Andy_K

There are a lot of pictures around of me reaching...

There are a lot of pictures around of me reaching the tops of hills because the people Iím riding with have usually been there for a while with nothing better to do than take pictures.
03-07-24, 12:40 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,215
Posted By gugie

The last couple of days have taken me through...

The last couple of days have taken me through memory lane. In 1977, I was 19 years old, taking the last week of summer before matriculating at Occidental College to ride my bike down the coast from...
03-06-24, 04:08 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,215
Posted By nlerner

Today was a recovery day, so 38 fairly casual...

Today was a recovery day, so 38 fairly casual miles south along the coast Carlsbad to Del Mar and then back (with a taco lunch stop). Beautifully sunny at the start and rain moving in this afternoon,...
03-05-24, 10:29 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,215
Posted By nlerner

A few of my pics from a great day of riding: ...

A few of my pics from a great day of riding:

Life’s a beach:...
03-05-24, 08:58 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,215
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Thanks to mackgoo for getting us through San...

Thanks to mackgoo for getting us through San Clemente and depositing us to the approaches to Camp Pendleton. There was a slim chance that I would be able to get us onto the base to avoid riding on...
03-05-24, 09:24 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,215
Posted By nlerner

Day 1 was the monthly Rose Bowl ride. Yesterday...

Day 1 was the monthly Rose Bowl ride. Yesterday was San Gabriel to Seal Beach, accompanied by Manny66 and two additional harbor pilot locals. Sunny and low 60s as we made our was along the San...
03-01-24, 01:14 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,215
Posted By gugie

The Ritchey Breakaway is packed up. I found that...

The Ritchey Breakaway is packed up. I found that it's easier to pack the handlebars separately, and use the extra space for helmet, shoes, and various other items that are needed on this trip. I even...
02-22-24, 02:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,110
Posted By bulgie

If you determine the tubes are metric, then it's...

If you determine the tubes are metric, then it's definitely 753. No way would Jim have used metric tubes for any other reason.
One clue, not conclusive by itself but indicative, is if the BB shell...
02-16-24, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Jacob_R_59

My ďNewĒ 1970 64cm Spence Wolf Cinelli

Hi Folks,

I thought that folks might like to see my 1970 64cm Cinelli Super Corsa. I bought it earlier this year. I believe the previous owner is the 2nd owner. He owned it for 10 years and he...
02-13-24, 04:16 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,215
Posted By rccardr

Even when it rains, it never rains on our parade.

Even when it rains, it never rains on our parade.
02-07-24, 12:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,647
Posted By gugie

I approve of this message.

I approve of this message.
01-17-24, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,260
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

And younger too! rando_couche - at risk of...

And younger too!

rando_couche - at risk of thread drift, maybe the most frightened Iíve ever been on a bike was riding across your bridge in Newport.


...
01-12-24, 02:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,220
Posted By nlerner

Okay, I finished up the winter commuter....

Okay, I finished up the winter commuter. Definitely not C or V, but I’m old.
...
01-10-24, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By nlerner

gugie charges extra for that.

gugie charges extra for that.
01-10-24, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By nlerner

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/92356386_6dba_412c_9f55_4c2df1938784_4809054ba3cf24927c21fe554c56ab6077d5a3a4.jpeg
01-09-24, 10:23 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,407
Posted By davester

Why do you say that. Have you ever ridden it? The...

Why do you say that. Have you ever ridden it? The Eroica CA ride has been great every time I have ridden it and I think most people agree. There is the issue of the two post-Covid rides having very...
01-09-24, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,215
Posted By capnjonny

Remembering Chrome

These days Chrome plating is a thing of the past.

The negative environmental impact of the process has caused it to be virtually outlawed.

Gone are the days of lavish chrome on 2 ton plus land...
12-23-23, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,507
Posted By rccardr

This one has sold. Thanks for looking.

This one has sold.
Thanks for looking.
12-15-23, 08:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,633
Posted By Andy_K

I've only been to Cino once, so I'm still...

I've only been to Cino once, so I'm still learning, but as I was thinking about the Huffente this morning I thought this:

https://i.imgflip.com/89jnfj.jpg

But that only really works if you...
12-14-23, 09:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,633
Posted By Choke

I'll be there, martini shaker in hand. The...

I'll be there, martini shaker in hand.

The craziest might just be Kurt (Curt?) from Canada. He rode to the start from his home in BC, did the ride and then rode back. On Sunday afternoon, after...
12-09-23, 02:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,725
Posted By rccardr

Ride. Wrench. Cyclotour with good friends. ...

Ride.
Wrench.
Cyclotour with good friends.
Drink craft beer and upscale wine.
Enjoy life.
Be like IAB.
Also, I kinda miss Wisconsin and folks up there. And Spotted Cow.
12-09-23, 12:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,725
Posted By nlerner

Ride. A. Lot.

Ride. A. Lot.
11-02-23, 11:30 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,132
Posted By rccardr

Figure on a 15% cut to eBay depending on the size...

Figure on a 15% cut to eBay depending on the size of the sale and whether you are taking advantage of any free listing specials (note that free listing does not apply to final sale fees). That’s not...
10-25-23, 05:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,623
Posted By nlerner

I tried this one on my last tour. Kind of slowed...

I tried this one on my last tour. Kind of slowed me down.
...
10-25-23, 06:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,507
Posted By rccardr

Just a bump to tempt those on the fence... And...

Just a bump to tempt those on the fence...
And a pic of how it looked built up when I ran it:...
10-22-23, 07:56 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,641
Posted By rccardr

Thatís the spirit!

Thatís the spirit!
10-06-23, 06:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,821
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

C+V confessions: misappropriation of bike funds

Feeling some guilt (not much really, but some) so need to come clean.

I recently sold a nice Campy groupset and duly put the accrued funds into my bike slush fund for future use on cool bike...
09-28-23, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By bikingshearer

It's baaaack! (Decidedly not original Cinelli content)

In July, I posted about my ~1960 Cinelli SC fork that decided it would rather commit suicide than remain mated to the ~1965 Cinelli SC frame. Here is the thread...
09-19-23, 07:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,605
Posted By bikingshearer

Respectfully disagree. These things are warnings,...

Respectfully disagree. These things are warnings, not causes. Sort of like the canary in the coal mine.

Only a semi-related historical side-note: Napoleon said he expected his soldiers to...
09-17-23, 06:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,402
Posted By Brad L

A few shots from Saturdayís BF C&V ride to...

A few shots from Saturdayís BF C&V ride to Cayucos.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1361/img_1937_6a46f86dd0e595dc91976782845c44a9a89eaae8.jpeg...
08-27-23, 03:32 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,515
Posted By Andy_K

But, of course, there were some things at the...

But, of course, there were some things at the show that might offend C&V sensibilities, or at least divide opinions

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53144729720_79956d6b66_h.jpg...
08-23-23, 10:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,672
Posted By bikingshearer

I expect to stay right here in the Democratic...

I expect to stay right here in the Democratic People's Republic of Berkeley. Our house is in a great location and is long since paid for, so that is not an issue. The weather is fantastic, and that...
08-23-23, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By rccardr

I wax them heavily and then wipe down the top...

I wax them heavily and then wipe down the top tube after every (EVERY!) ride.
08-21-23, 12:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,284
Posted By nlerner

I've been known to need my afternoon cup when on...

I've been known to need my afternoon cup when on tour. Ask gugie.
08-18-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,221
Posted By gugie

Well, just got outboarded. Sounds like something...

Well, just got outboarded. Sounds like something the Geneva Convention outlawed, no? I wonít miss the constant corporate reworking of the English language. Reduction in force? We fired a bunch of...
08-18-23, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By Robvolz

MADE show discount code plus our own Van/Merziac

https://bikeportland.org/2023/08/17/we-had-a-little-bike-show-at-happy-hour-and-it-was-rad-378392

a lil preview. And that DiNucci. Be still my beating heart.

I know that color; 1972 Ferrari...
08-18-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,672
Posted By Piff

SLO is beautiful, rich in outdoor recreation of...

SLO is beautiful, rich in outdoor recreation of all types, but isn't a place where you can find in safe road biking right outside your front door. Good roads are out there, but there also are many...
08-16-23, 08:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,859
Posted By rccardr

I cleaned mine with thin lube and towels but...

I cleaned mine with thin lube and towels but figure Iíll just replace it soon. Chains are relatively cheap and it was a used one anyway.
08-14-23, 02:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,339
Posted By Portlandjim

Early Specialized story

[QUOTE=rustystrings61;22983923]

My comments about these questions:

1) "There are extensive discussions out there online of various iterations of Specialized bikes and their history. When Mike...
08-14-23, 07:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,339
Posted By AngryScientist

I've been on the hunt for a touring bike for a...

I've been on the hunt for a touring bike for a while. I'm short, so many touring bikes are simply too big for me to comfortably ride. Always said if I found a vintage Sequoia in good condition I'd...
08-07-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,920
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

My brand new Campy Super Record RD

My kid has been hinting at belated birthday present for me and I was presented with the final product yesterday. She used a poster hanging in my bathroom and a you tube video of a guy taking one...
07-29-23, 11:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,432
Posted By Andy_K

I love it when a plan comes together! I...

I love it when a plan comes together!

I still need to do a bit of clean up around the masking, but this is about the go in the storage space above my garage to bake for a couple of weeks, and I...
07-29-23, 07:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,312
Posted By SurferRosa

I was telling someone (Matt?) that I was going to...

I was telling someone (Matt?) that I was going to ride my Bertoni, but I found a 6mm crack in the rear rim last night. :mad:
...
07-27-23, 01:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,859
Posted By davester

Postscript: We headed south past Mount Hood...

Postscript:
We headed south past Mount Hood with our twin Ross Mount Hoods on the roof and then did a partial ride around the rim of Crater Lake. Unfortunately, we couldn't do the entire rim due to...
07-27-23, 10:09 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,859
Posted By davester

Hey man, get it straight. I'm rocking the 80s on...

Hey man, get it straight. I'm rocking the 80s on my 1986 Ross Mount Hood and my Van Halen 1984 World Tour T-shirt. Incidentally, I won the White Handlebar Tape award (rider who most exemplifies the...
07-26-23, 03:35 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,859
Posted By Choke

I'm sorry to say that I only took a couple of...

I'm sorry to say that I only took a couple of pics at the start....I usually have the camera out a lot but for whatever reason I didn't this year.
...
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