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Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 07-30-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By lasauge
I have a Cyclone GT laying around, drop me a...

I have a Cyclone GT laying around, drop me a message if that would be of interest to to you.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-30-16, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 69
Posted By lasauge
I'd gently tap the tube back into shape with a...

I'd gently tap the tube back into shape with a plastic mallet, with the seatpost inserted.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-16, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By lasauge
It's been a little more than three weeks from the...

It's been a little more than three weeks from the surgery to pin my collarbone back into position, doc says I shouldn't lift more than 5# with the effected arm, and crashing before the bone is fully...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-16, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By lasauge
For internally routed cables I use a strong...

For internally routed cables I use a strong magnet to guide the cable through, and a pick (or the end of a spare spoke) to fish the cable out.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-16, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By lasauge
Hooray! Hope you make good use of the rest of the...

Hooray! Hope you make good use of the rest of the summer.

As someone in the midst of healing up from a broken collarbone, I'm wishing desperately I had a time machine and could skip to that day...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-11-16, 05:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,974
Posted By lasauge
I look forward to seeing the geometry chart and...

I look forward to seeing the geometry chart and detailed specs on this. As of right now I'm puzzled because, going by the Bikeradar article, this looks exactly like an AWOL minus the stock...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-09-16, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By lasauge
Likewise I've definitely noticed a squishy,...

Likewise I've definitely noticed a squishy, slipping sensation when spinning small, first-gen Biopace rings (22, 32t) - the larger the ring, the less noticeable the Biopace shaping becomes, and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-06-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By lasauge
I have quite a few bags, but most of the time I...

I have quite a few bags, but most of the time I ride with nothing more than a small saddlebag for my patch kit, multitool, wallet, keys and phone. I've ridden three centuries so far this year this...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-04-16, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By lasauge
Instead of buying Campy-specific shift cables,...

Instead of buying Campy-specific shift cables, when I need one I just file down the barrel of a Shimano/Sram/Suntour compatible cable to fit.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-22-16, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By lasauge
This. Contra-flow lanes need to be designed...

This.

Contra-flow lanes need to be designed with caution to avoid creating new conflicts, but they can work. Look on the bright side, you're actually getting bike infrastructure built!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-21-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By lasauge
Yep, the size and positioning of cantilever studs...

Yep, the size and positioning of cantilever studs are standardized - you can swap in whatever cantis you like and they will work. There are differences in shapes, angles, pad style, and there are...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-20-16, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2,729
Views: 204,359
Posted By lasauge
I have one of those Novara Trionfos too, and in...

I have one of those Novara Trionfos too, and in researching it I never found any definite proof, but all evidence points to their being Ironmans with different decals. Pics of mine before and after a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-19-16, 01:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By lasauge
This will be of less interest to anyone not from...

This will be of less interest to anyone not from southern Colorado, but my favorite kid's book is Nelly's Silver Mine, written in 1878 by Helen Hunt Jackson, who would become famous for the wildly...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-18-16, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15,327
Views: 4,794,481
Posted By lasauge
I was in a very nasty crash three weeks ago: the...

I was in a very nasty crash three weeks ago: the road rash is all healed, my collarbone is a work in progress, and the bike came out better than I did - but the hospital folks had to cut one of my...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-18-16, 09:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,263
Posted By lasauge
Here are my favorite looking older cranks, Nervar...

Here are my favorite looking older cranks, Nervar Stars, they polish up stunningly well and have neat details. If these strike anyone's fancy, they're actually sitting unused in my box-o-parts at the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-07-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 771
Posted By lasauge
Are you looking at the Tektro 559 dual pivots or...

Are you looking at the Tektro 559 dual pivots or an actual sidepull caliper? Assuming the former, the 559s are fantastic, I have them on two bikes that have gone from 27 to 700, and they stop better...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-28-16, 07:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,462
Posted By lasauge
I shaved my legs for the first time ever about a...

I shaved my legs for the first time ever about a month ago, because I figured I should give it try at least once, and also because of that Win Tunnel video that concluded that shaving legs provides...
Forum: Living Car Free 05-25-16, 09:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,647
Posted By lasauge
For better or worse, I do care about appearances,...

For better or worse, I do care about appearances, to a point: I'm not a fashion-follower, but I do make an effort to be reasonably natty on the bike and coordinate colors from my cap to my socks - I...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-24-16, 07:48 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 29,744
Posted By lasauge
Sloar's Ciocc is extremely hot, exactly what a...

Sloar's Ciocc is extremely hot, exactly what a modernized C&V should look like.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-21-16, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By lasauge
You'd be fine on the gravel roads in eastern...

You'd be fine on the gravel roads in eastern Colorado with a typical road bike and road tires, but if you're intending to ride unpaved forest service roads in the mountains then you'll definitely...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-18-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By lasauge
I have three bikes now that are setup with 10-sp...

I have three bikes now that are setup with 10-sp Campy Ergo levers pulling otherwise 8-sp Shimano drivetrains, to my mind that's a 'dream' setup in that it's a very cost-effective way to put together...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-18-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By lasauge
I would not trust those rims anymore. Having...

I would not trust those rims anymore. Having obvious corrosion inside a rim is unusual, and I share CliffordK's concerns about the results of sudden failure being unpredictable on a wheel with a low...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-15-16, 10:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By lasauge
My hobby literally turned into a full-time job: I...

My hobby literally turned into a full-time job: I quit something that paid better and found employment as a bike mechanic. My interest in the fixing-and-flip-hobby has certainly fallen off as a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-14-16, 10:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,934
Posted By lasauge
I only use locknuts on deep-section rims where...

I only use locknuts on deep-section rims where they help hold the valve in place while attaching a pump head.

And I do use a (1) valve cap, on the rolled up spare tube that's squeezed into my...
Forum: Commuting 04-29-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 920
Posted By lasauge
jrickards: Commuting: 10, Shopping: 0,...

jrickards: Commuting: 10, Shopping: 0, Recreation: 2
wphamilton: Commuting: 10, Shopping: 2 (very short), Recreation: 2
mcours2006: Commuting: 10; Shopping: 2; Recreation: 0
RubeRad: Commuting: 8;...
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