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11-22-23, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15,453
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Posted By JacobLee

Trust me, I don't belong here! It's only a matter...

Trust me, I don't belong here! It's only a matter of time before they run me out with pitchforks!
11-22-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,048
Posted By JacobLee

I have a really nice neighbor who asked me...

I have a really nice neighbor who asked me recently if I wanted his dad's old bike. Yes, of course I do.
...
09-02-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,182
Posted By JacobLee

Trash Day Kuwahara update: Even though I have a...

Trash Day Kuwahara update: Even though I have a perfectly good touring bike (Bruce Gordon Hikari) I thought it would be more fun to do a couple of overnighters on a free bike. Was I wrong? Maybe. Can...
09-01-23, 11:57 AM
Replies: 735
Views: 48,717
Posted By JacobLee

Austin: "Hello Portland!"

BOC arrived in P-Town. I've had a weird, hectic summer, so very little wrenching or riding, sadly. Feeling generous with parts, so hopefully something in here will spark interest and make space in...
06-16-23, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,156
Posted By JacobLee

I've been doing a thread for my Trash Day...

I've been doing a thread for my Trash Day Kuwahara (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1272669-trash-day-kuwahara-interesting.html#post22916354), but I thought I'd add a post here for a weird...
06-10-23, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

Rode down to the river to meet a friend for a...

Rode down to the river to meet a friend for a Forest Park ride. I forgot about the parade, the festival, and fleet week: slow going!
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06-07-23, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,182
Posted By JacobLee

Transition Time! I rode the Shasta a few dozen...

Transition Time! I rode the Shasta a few dozen miles and deemed it worthy. I even got used to the flat bars, although my hands did start to go numb, thanks to the rock-hard grips. I have a plan to...
06-04-23, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

Bumping around Bridgetown on a lovely Sunday...

Bumping around Bridgetown on a lovely Sunday afternoon.

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06-01-23, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,182
Posted By JacobLee

That's a beauty! I had a bike set up with...

That's a beauty! I had a bike set up with RhynoLites and 2.35 Fat Franks and I loved the way it rode. Zippy enough and would go just about anywhere. It was a late 90's handbuilt frame, so that might...
05-31-23, 09:22 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 20,633
Posted By JacobLee

I was kidding. I love that bike. The joke is that...

I was kidding. I love that bike. The joke is that it's not full 531, and also not butted. But thanks for the suggestion.
05-31-23, 07:13 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 20,633
Posted By JacobLee

My International is perpetually between builds,...

My International is perpetually between builds, so I had to celebrate with three, lousy main tubes.
...
05-30-23, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

Mt Hood was just over this fence. I would have...

Mt Hood was just over this fence. I would have climbed it, but I was being surveilled.
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05-29-23, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,182
Posted By JacobLee

So, that all adds up to an eighties mountain...

So, that all adds up to an eighties mountain bike, but one that is crying for modifications. I had some Continental Vertical Pros on the shelf so those went on, but even at 35 psi, they weren't doing...
05-29-23, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,182
Posted By JacobLee

Well, silly me, it turns out I had not one, but...

Well, silly me, it turns out I had not one, but two MT-60 cranks in my possession, and the crank on the Raleigh that I bought at Goodwill is a Deore LX. That's okay, because one of the MT-60 cranks I...
05-20-23, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9,057
Views: 3,124,734
Posted By JacobLee

Nice bike, and nice photo layouts. You obviously...

Nice bike, and nice photo layouts. You obviously have a great deal of patience.
05-20-23, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,182
Posted By JacobLee

Ha! Only took a couple of hours to find a Deore...

Ha! Only took a couple of hours to find a Deore crank for the Kuwahara! It was attached to a Raleigh Technium at the Goodwill bins for $30. Even has some nice LowFat pedals to round out the resto. I...
05-20-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,182
Posted By JacobLee

Trash Day Kuwahara - Interesting!

I posted this yesterday in the "Saved from the Dump" thread, and figured it was interesting enough for its own thread. Maybe our Canadian members are more used to seeing these, but other than a few...
05-19-23, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,048
Posted By JacobLee

It's been a long dry spell for the total...

It's been a long dry spell for the total scrounge, but this morning after dropping my kid off at school, I saw this Kuwahara Shasta leaning against some garbage cans down the street from my house....
05-14-23, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,048
Posted By JacobLee

Well, good. Now I have extras. ...

Well, good. Now I have extras.

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05-11-23, 11:38 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

It makes me happy every time I see the orange...

It makes me happy every time I see the orange Schwinn!
04-22-23, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

First ride of the year in shorts! ...

First ride of the year in shorts!

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Had a busy winter and early spring, so...
01-24-23, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

Ha! I noticed that same truck in August. How does...

Ha! I noticed that same truck in August. How does something like that sit there for so long?
01-22-23, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,156
Posted By JacobLee

I scored two bicycles this year with custom...

I scored two bicycles this year with custom touring racks that were, thankfully, still attached! One, a Bruce Gordon Hikari came with the standard issue, blue BG racks, and the second, a tandem made...
01-14-23, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

Greenwood Hills Cemetery in SW Portland ...

Greenwood Hills Cemetery in SW Portland

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01-07-23, 10:24 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

What a week. The teen is going through some...

What a week. The teen is going through some changes, but seems to be interested in hopping on the tandem and riding up some hills. I had already done a ride, and returned to find someone very...
12-31-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

Unbelievable. I somehow succeeded in getting my...

Unbelievable. I somehow succeeded in getting my currently-very-moody 13-year-old daughter on the back of our tandem for a hilly ride in 42 degree drizzle. It was only 7 miles and 700 feet, but I felt...
12-28-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

Same old ride, but a good sunset. In the course...

Same old ride, but a good sunset. In the course of a week we've had weather in the teens and the fifties, an inch of ice and four inches of rain. It ain't Buffalo, but pretty interesting nonetheless....
12-17-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

They were selling fancy cycling clothes for cheap...

They were selling fancy cycling clothes for cheap at the Chris King warehouse, so I took a chilly ride over there to see if it was cheap enough! It was actually a pretty good sale; I bought a cool,...
12-13-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

Caught a quick one at dusk. Purty lights. ...

Caught a quick one at dusk. Purty lights.

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12-12-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6,481
Views: 776,173
Posted By JacobLee

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PM me
12-10-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,408
Posted By JacobLee

Sorry to hi jak this thred, what breaks are...

Sorry to hi jak this thred, what breaks are these??
...
12-03-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

Another test ride to determine whether a...

Another test ride to determine whether a Centurion Elite 12 is faster than a steam train. If it's a holiday-themed steam train, the answer is yes. Passing one, however, is painfully loud! I did...
12-01-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 762
Posted By JacobLee

I've been digging into this bike a bit more, and...

I've been digging into this bike a bit more, and wanted to add some info about the fork. I noticed the steerer is stamped Reynolds Butted 16/13. I also noticed that the canti posts are very crooked;...
11-27-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

Quick shakedown on new townie build. The usual...

Quick shakedown on new townie build. The usual experience: bars slipped, brake levers rattled, needed more b-tension. Beautiful sky, though.
...
11-27-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,156
Posted By JacobLee

I found this at an estate sale over the summer...

I found this at an estate sale over the summer with a bunch of cool parts hanging on it. I quickly un-hung the cool parts, then slowly spiffed-up the not so cool parts, and made it into an upright...
11-24-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

Super thankful for a beautiful Super Course on a...

Super thankful for a beautiful Super Course on a super-beautiful Thanksgiving!
...
11-19-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,136,324
Posted By JacobLee

Saw this at an estate sale in SW Portland for...

Saw this at an estate sale in SW Portland for $48. If anyone is interested, I could go back for it.
...
11-14-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

Today, I rode to a place that is very helpful if...

Today, I rode to a place that is very helpful if you also enjoy keeping your crappy, old appliances running.
...
10-30-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

Speaking of greenhouses, I was doing one of my...

Speaking of greenhouses, I was doing one of my favorite rides, the one where I poke around the west hills and stare at old mansions, when I found this beauty:
...
10-25-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By JacobLee

Thanks for the feedback, folks. I'm still...

Thanks for the feedback, folks. I'm still wondering why people edit-out their asking price after an item has sold. I feel like transparency is one of the great features of this forum, and it would be...
10-25-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By JacobLee

Deal pending. I'll update if they're available...

Deal pending. I'll update if they're available again.

Thanks!

SOLD
10-22-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

It's finally not summer in Portland, so that...

It's finally not summer in Portland, so that means it's Super Course time!
...
10-16-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 48,717
Posted By JacobLee

Here's my take! ...

Here's my take!

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Not pictured: Boneshaker...
10-16-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

We need some more info on this lunch! I think I...

We need some more info on this lunch! I think I get what's going on, but not entirely!
10-15-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

Took an interesting 30 mile ramble around...

Took an interesting 30 mile ramble around Portland today. First point of interest were the downtown streets blocked off for Biden's motorcade. I didn't get to see it, but a friend who was a few...
10-15-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 735
Views: 48,717
Posted By JacobLee

There it is! That's a beauty. ...

There it is! That's a beauty.

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10-14-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 48,717
Posted By JacobLee

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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The Box o' Crap hath arrived in Portland. I...
10-09-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

Thanks for the suggestion! I was saying to my...

Thanks for the suggestion! I was saying to my wife, it's great to explore this stuff on a bike, but you can't dig around like you would on foot, and I'm too lazy to do any real research, so a walking...
10-09-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

Another ramble through Portland's West Hills,...

Another ramble through Portland's West Hills, this time guided by a typewritten report found at an estate sale yesterday on Council Crest. It was a very readable history of the neighborhood...
10-02-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By JacobLee

Took another great overnighter from Portland,...

Took another great overnighter from Portland, this time East, out to the Gorge. Weather in the 80's and mid 50's at night, but still brought too much stuff because it seemed like it should be colder!...
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