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Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-21-16, 01:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,055
Posted By urodacus
I would not bother rechroming, just ride it as is...

I would not bother rechroming, just ride it as is and enjoy the patina. well, maybe new brake cables and pads. But no more!

A perfect beater right there...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-10-15, 10:22 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,759
Posted By urodacus
Um, yes. That too. In the days before lawyer...

Um, yes. That too. In the days before lawyer tabs.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-10-15, 10:12 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,759
Posted By urodacus
Riding home dead drunk from a gig many years ago,...

Riding home dead drunk from a gig many years ago, and saw two identical red BMWs parked side by side. Decided to ride right up the middle between them.


Hit a single BMW right smack in the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-05-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By urodacus
i'd just pump up the tires, clean the bike, lube...

i'd just pump up the tires, clean the bike, lube the chain, and be done with it.

Ride carefully for the first mile, then break the speed limit if things hold up.

Don't put a bunch of money into...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-08-15, 09:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,558
Posted By urodacus
white bar tape, much as I hate it. tape must...

white bar tape, much as I hate it.

tape must match the saddle.

use the silver bars, not the copper/red alloy ones.



And please rotate the bars so the end of the drops is flat, not the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-29-15, 12:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,034
Posted By urodacus
Regal saddle, often recovered.

Regal saddle, often recovered.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-21-15, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By urodacus
So, you're the ones who stole my iPod. Even the...

So, you're the ones who stole my iPod. Even the Eno.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-07-14, 07:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,202
Posted By urodacus
Hey, I know this is C&V, but if you're carrying...

Hey, I know this is C&V, but if you're carrying more than fit into the three pockets on your jersey, then you're carrying too much.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-18-14, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,389
Posted By urodacus
A colleague has left his Bianchi Euro out in the...

A colleague has left his Bianchi Euro out in the elements in a seafront house in Okinawa for several years (think typhoons, salt, and 100% humidity), and Yes, both his BB cups have corroded into the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-18-14, 09:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,450
Posted By urodacus
Of course changing the bars for another style has...

Of course changing the bars for another style has a massive impact: that's geometry for you.

But without changing geometry, replacing your OEM wheels with a lightweight tubular wheelset will give...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-29-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,595
Posted By urodacus
my Sarroni cost me $780 Australian in late 1983...

my Sarroni cost me $780 Australian in late 1983 from Europa Cycles in Sydney, frame alone (but included reaming seat tube, facing head tube and BB, thread chasing in BB). About $1000 all up, with...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-21-14, 07:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,132
Posted By urodacus
Meh. most of my bottles are 10 years or more. ...

Meh. most of my bottles are 10 years or more. Replace em when they break. Who cares about that black gunk that's hard to wash off the inside of the spout and the bottom?

the most important...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-16-14, 04:37 AM
Replies: 3,509
Views: 209,779
Posted By urodacus
AgainOT, but we've been waiting at least 2 months...

AgainOT, but we've been waiting at least 2 months for this since our local store stopped carrying this (on base BX).

and we have 6 cats, and nothing else works anywhere near as well.

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Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-11-14, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By urodacus
That's a very shiny seatpost!

That's a very shiny seatpost!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-30-14, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,007
Posted By urodacus
It's a Ken Evans. His logo and his brake bridge...

It's a Ken Evans. His logo and his brake bridge and fork crown.

He used Cinelli brackets and Campagnolo dropouts/fork ends. Edit: on at least some of his bikes... as QV points out below.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-26-14, 07:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,869
Posted By urodacus
I did for years, especially when racing and...

I did for years, especially when racing and riding in Taiwan (with altitude: very useful when climbing to 10,000 feet often enough). But not since the last VDO MC1.0 died a couple of years ago.
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-25-14, 07:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,630
Posted By urodacus
Giro Brancale from 1985 or so. (not my photo)...

Giro Brancale from 1985 or so.
(not my photo)






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Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-11-14, 07:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,875
Posted By urodacus
You shouldn't wear your jersey under your bibs. ...

You shouldn't wear your jersey under your bibs.

Just saying.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-14-14, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,694
Posted By urodacus
SL? superleggera?

SL? superleggera?
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-17-14, 05:53 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,370
Posted By urodacus
52/15 fixed on the flats. 42/17 SS commuter....

52/15 fixed on the flats.

42/17 SS commuter. I have hills.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-17-14, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 958
Posted By urodacus
Shimano HG-50 or KMC X8 99 or 93 chains. miles...

Shimano HG-50 or KMC X8 99 or 93 chains. miles of single speed on both.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-17-14, 01:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 993
Posted By urodacus
Looks like the seatpost even saw some grease at...

Looks like the seatpost even saw some grease at some point or another.

But you'd better pull it and re-lube just to be sure.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-07-14, 01:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,566
Posted By urodacus
Nah.

Nah.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-28-14, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,317
Posted By urodacus
Um? Oxygen?

Um? Oxygen?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-10-14, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By urodacus
Hey, sorry the tongue-in-cheekness of my comment...

Hey, sorry the tongue-in-cheekness of my comment didn't make it all the way across.

but going the 1x7 route is a great idea. that Giant is reasonably heavy so you'd love a bit of range to cope...
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