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04-22-24, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By gugie

I like to ride my bikes, not stare at the tires....

I like to ride my bikes, not stare at the tires. 35's ride a lot nicer than 32's, IMO.
04-15-24, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By gugie

Cino registration 2024 is open!

https://runsignup.com/Race/MT/Kila/CinoHeroica
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Cino Heroica 2024
Sat September...
04-09-24, 09:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,331
Posted By gugie

We do have a World Champion CXer on Bike Forums....

We do have a World Champion CXer on Bike Forums. Perhaps we can get him to comment. Andy_K, what say ye on the subject?



Love my all steel (now that I built a new fork for it) Ritchey Breakaway...
04-03-24, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By gugie

Last day of school in the Madera Unified School...

Last day of school in the Madera Unified School District it was tradition to ride your bike to school.
...
04-03-24, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By gugie

Andy_K and I came up with an inexpensie way to...

Andy_K and I came up with an inexpensie way to use bent stainless steep tubing to do that. I can't find the post, I'm reasonably sure Andy can, hopefully he'll see this and post.
03-30-24, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,196
Posted By gugie

Someday someone should put together a 3 day event...

Someday someone should put together a 3 day event for all three peaks. Maybe one per weekend in the fall? Or for the ambitious, consecutive days. I'd travel down there for that.
03-28-24, 11:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,196
Posted By gugie

Sure, James Lick's name is all over the Bay Area....

Sure, James Lick's name is all over the Bay Area. But this Wilmerding guy...

Lick-Wilmerding High School sounds like a Monty Python sketch. My buddy Andy swears it's a real high school, but I've...
03-28-24, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,196
Posted By gugie

I'm reminded that the keeper of my zero bike...

I'm reminded that the keeper of my zero bike (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1117388-zero-bike.html) and multiple time recidivist on my TdMIL...
03-27-24, 11:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,887
Posted By gugie

I’ll see your titanium and raise you an...

I’ll see your titanium and raise you an unobtanium.
03-26-24, 08:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,887
Posted By gugie

They cab be 2024 vintage as long as you run them...

They cab be 2024 vintage as long as you run them friction.

BTW, who goes to a costume party but doesn’t wear a costume?
03-24-24, 01:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,887
Posted By gugie

A common misconception. The classic equation for...

A common misconception. The classic equation for friction=coefficient of friction x force. Note that surface area is not in this equation. This does assume that the coefficient of friction is...
03-22-24, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By gugie

For one time use, it's not worth it. Peening the...

For one time use, it's not worth it. Peening the race with a punch, as recommended by others, is my recommendation to you. Just start with opposite sides, then quarters, eighths, etc. to try and make...
03-22-24, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By gugie

I was taught pulling spokes inside (head on the...

I was taught pulling spokes inside (head on the outside), as they get the most stress, and if your chain drops behind the largest cog, the outer ones get chewed up. I believe that's the gospel...
03-22-24, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By gugie

That's how I was taught in my decades-ago LBS...

That's how I was taught in my decades-ago LBS job.

JA Stein makes a nifty knurling tool for this (https://steintool.com/portfolio-items/knurling-tool/), an improvement on this method. I do a lot...
03-22-24, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By gugie

In reality, as long as the clamping pressure is...

In reality, as long as the clamping pressure is sufficient, it doesn't really matter. To be uppity and "correct", there are rules (https://www.velominati.com/), however (scroll down to #41.)

And...
03-20-24, 03:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,140
Posted By gugie

Looks like you're new here, just saying "close...

Looks like you're new here, just saying "close this thread" doesn't make it so. Moderators don't have time to read through every single post, so we have a "flare gun" button to get their attention.
...
03-20-24, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,140
Posted By gugie

I'd choose a frame to be named later.

I'd choose a frame to be named later.
03-18-24, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 762
Posted By gugie

It doesn't, nor does my TA. I'd bet there's...

It doesn't, nor does my TA. I'd bet there's significant variation from batch to batch, year to year.

TA...
03-18-24, 11:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 892
Posted By gugie

Lots of barns nearby for the overflow inventory. ...

Lots of barns nearby for the overflow inventory.

BTW, I remember planting those trees with my dad around 50 years ago. Good to see they're holding up to the Central Valley summers.

The...
03-18-24, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 762
Posted By gugie

TA handlebar bag on my Jo Routens on a Jo Routens...

TA handlebar bag on my Jo Routens on a Jo Routens rack:
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Lafuma...
03-17-24, 11:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By gugie

Too bad we missed it on our SoCal trip!

Too bad we missed it on our SoCal trip!
03-16-24, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 892
Posted By gugie

Definitely Nervar Star. I had a set on my first...

Definitely Nervar Star. I had a set on my first "quality" bike. Paid $20 to upgrade from the cottered crank it came with.
...
03-16-24, 09:36 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 82,146
Posted By gugie

[QUOTE=Robvolz;23185689]remember, when you...

[QUOTE=Robvolz;23185689]remember, when you promised to ignore my posts?
/QUOTE]
Changed my mind.

And you're still avoiding the question.
03-15-24, 10:17 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,203
Posted By gugie

Got an email reply from DD, he confirms that for...

Got an email reply from DD, he confirms that for stripping and repainting they wrap for environmental reasons. You don't want to chip all that lead based paint and have it drop into the harbor.
03-14-24, 11:24 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,203
Posted By gugie

Lt. Commander Spaghetti Legs outranks him.

Lt. Commander Spaghetti Legs outranks him.
03-14-24, 07:20 PM
03-13-24, 11:23 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,203
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....
03-12-24, 11:11 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,906
Posted By gugie

Thanks for the inspiration! ...

Thanks for the inspiration!
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03-09-24, 12:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,205
Posted By gugie

The Usual Suspects* will be there! nlerner,...

The Usual Suspects* will be there!
nlerner, rccardr, Andy_K, Spaghetti Legs, SquireBlack, gugie
03-08-24, 08:30 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,203
Posted By gugie

One of our discoveries on a previous Spring...

One of our discoveries on a previous Spring Training get together is that a humongous pickup truck that can seat 6 will carry your crew and 6 bikes. Alternating the handlebars, you can just fit 6...
03-07-24, 06:09 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,203
Posted By gugie

I didn’t even realize it until after Ed Litton...

I didn’t even realize it until after Ed Litton painted it.
03-07-24, 12:40 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,203
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...
03-01-24, 01:14 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,203
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...
03-01-24, 10:55 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 109,623
Posted By gugie

nlerner's coming, so of course the sun will come...

nlerner's coming, so of course the sun will come out, the birds will chirp, and all will be right with the world.
02-29-24, 09:26 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 109,623
Posted By gugie

The gang from the PNW interprets "lights showers"...

The gang from the PNW interprets "lights showers" as a wool jersey day. Rain jackets for you SoCal types. :D
02-28-24, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,775
Views: 241,097
Posted By gugie

Bald Eagle spotting ...

Bald Eagle spotting

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Fern Hills Wetland, Forest Grove Oregon
02-27-24, 08:26 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,203
Posted By gugie

Neal is our weather talisman, gcheck conditions...

Neal is our weather talisman, gcheck conditions again…

Cold and rainy? Come up to the PNW in February and we’ll show you cold and rainy.
02-26-24, 08:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,514
Posted By gugie

It's cosmetic. If you roll it out, the paint in...

It's cosmetic. If you roll it out, the paint in that area would probably be worse looking than the dent, and it still won't be completely gone. If you were planning on repainting or powder coating it...
02-26-24, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 827
Posted By gugie

Closing up that gap on the dropout is easily done...

Closing up that gap on the dropout is easily done with an 8" crescent wrench. I imagine in Chile you can find a 200mm model. The trick is to use the hole on the end (typically used to hang the wrench...
02-23-24, 07:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,700
Posted By gugie

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the best...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the best method.

Chuck the adjustable BB and put in a sealed bearing unit.
02-22-24, 10:48 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 109,623
Posted By gugie

Like Doc said, 3 from Portlandia, 2 from...

Like Doc said, 3 from Portlandia, 2 from Virginia, 1 from Boston will be there. I'm taking my Ritchey Breakaway, which isn't quite as vintage as you usually get on this ride.
02-22-24, 12:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,107
Posted By gugie

Hey, you know your way to the Atelier, bring it...

Hey, you know your way to the Atelier, bring it by and we’ll see if we can answer your questions.
02-20-24, 05:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,250
Posted By gugie

Wait, the British had dentists back then?

Wait, the British had dentists back then?
02-20-24, 12:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,250
Posted By gugie

Pasadena isn't the coast, it's 30-40 miles...

Pasadena isn't the coast, it's 30-40 miles inland, and pretty dry.
02-20-24, 11:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,250
Posted By gugie

Since I've never owned a Bob Jackson, I assume...

Since I've never owned a Bob Jackson, I assume you mean you've owned a Bob Jackson, and don't hold them in high regard?

Quality vintage mixtes are hard to find, especially in a larger frame size....
02-20-24, 10:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,250
Posted By gugie

Saw that as well. Two things that could be done...

Saw that as well. Two things that could be done to rectify:
1. Have a framebuilder fill that gap. Of course, you'd be torching a goodly amount of paint.
2. Use some sort of derusting agent in the...
02-16-24, 10:00 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,391
Posted By gugie

Heck, I give more notice for the credit card...

Heck, I give more notice for the credit card tours I organize, and almost all of those people I already know. Most people need time to schedule their lives. Eroica California is about a 3-4 hour...
02-14-24, 04:19 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,391
Posted By gugie

I'd bet that the organizers are "pretty sure"...

I'd bet that the organizers are "pretty sure" it's going to happen, but need to finish negotiations, get permits, etc. before they open registration.

One thing they're not is transparent.
02-13-24, 08:34 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,203
Posted By gugie

I matriculated at Occidental College, Eagle Rock...

I matriculated at Occidental College, Eagle Rock is a district of LA keeping Glendale and Pasadena separated. I had a part time job with San Gabriel's city and rec my freshman year, so I know my way...
02-13-24, 03:04 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,203
Posted By gugie

Spring Training March 3-10 - the Usual Suspects descend on SoCal

Early 2020, just before everything shut down 5 BFer's, tired of concrete skies, snow, sleet and rain decided to meet up in warm, sunny Arizona...
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