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Forum: Commuting 07-25-16, 01:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,017
Posted By Andy_K
Yeah, it turns out I was way off on that. I...

Yeah, it turns out I was way off on that. I finally got the bike back home and got around to weighing it. It came it at 28.8 pounds with front and rear racks but without fenders. I think the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 11:04 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 14,297
Posted By Andy_K
I embraced the true nature of my clunker a bit...

I embraced the true nature of my clunker a bit last night and re-installed the kickstand. I was surprised to discover how much I like it, especially as an accessory for taking roadside pictures. ...
Forum: Commuting 07-23-16, 10:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 464
Posted By Andy_K
As fietsbob said, cables are generally easy to...

As fietsbob said, cables are generally easy to cut. I'm sure some are better than others. For a front wheel, it may be OK. In a lot of areas cutting a cable would net a thief a whole bike, so he'd...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By Andy_K
It needs a Chris King headset. ...

It needs a Chris King headset.


http://www.whileoutriding.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/MG_8404.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 284
Posted By Andy_K
Drive side pictures are more helpful, but that's...

Drive side pictures are more helpful, but that's a good start.


The condition of that bike is pretty amazing. Even so, I don't think it's a good candidate for sinking a lot of money into. I...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By Andy_K
For parts that you can remove and submerge in a...

For parts that you can remove and submerge in a small container, I think Evapo-Rust is the best you can do. Given enough time, it is nothing short of witchcraft. The nice thing about this product,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 14,297
Posted By Andy_K
I can't blame you there. This challenge has more...

I can't blame you there. This challenge has more lurking pitfalls than I would have imagined. I know I'm avoiding steep descents with my clunker because I have so little faith in the brakes. I'm...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 09:54 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 14,297
Posted By Andy_K
Depending on where it's bent you may be able to...

Depending on where it's bent you may be able to straighten it. I've got a similar project on my todo list with an old Schwinn Voyager. I plan to try the method described in this thread:...
Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 06:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 873
Posted By Andy_K
Put me in the trusting computers more than people...

Put me in the trusting computers more than people crowd. I work with computers every day and completely understand their limitations. I also understand their capacity for improvement, which is...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Andy_K
That's a pretty cool bike. Maybe not worth a...

That's a pretty cool bike. Maybe not worth a full restoration, as you say, but definitely worth getting back into daily riding condition and it doesn't look like it will take much.

Wheels seem to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By Andy_K
Hey, thanks. I've seen that place. If neither...

Hey, thanks. I've seen that place. If neither of my daughters is interested in getting a big stock of burgundy nail polish I might give that a try.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By Andy_K
Oh, I know. It's wonderful stuff until you want...

Oh, I know. It's wonderful stuff until you want to touch up the paint. My Pinarello has gold undercoat and metallic red paint.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1478/25044080362_bd75dd2180_c.jpg
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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By Andy_K
Alright. I can do that. I even have a Trek...

Alright. I can do that. I even have a Trek that's almost, but not quite, the same color, so I can double my chances of finding something useful.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By Andy_K
Yeah. I'm picturing a result that looks great in...

Yeah. I'm picturing a result that looks great in my garage but looks spotted when I take it outside. Leaving it the way it is might be preferable to that because most of the chips don't go past the...
Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 464
Posted By Andy_K
It depends on where you park the bike. Where I...

It depends on where you park the bike. Where I work I could probably get away with a cheap cable lock, but I actually use a U-lock around the seatstay inside the rear wheel. The front wheel is...
Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 554
Posted By Andy_K
I thought this thread was going to be asking...

I thought this thread was going to be asking about

Boxers:

http://www.profile-design.com/index.php/download_file/view_inline/546/
or Briefs:
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By Andy_K
But what about the inside/outside problem? Is...

But what about the inside/outside problem? Is the color in soft light the color I'm trying to match?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By Andy_K
How do you pick a touch-up color for paint like this?

(I don't mean to spam pictures of this bike, but this is something that I've been wondering about for a while now and today I took some pictures that illustrate the problem, so I'm putting pics of...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 02:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,731
Posted By Andy_K
I didn't vote because I wasn't sure which way I...

I didn't vote because I wasn't sure which way I do it. I meant to look at some of my wheels to see, but it's been a couple of days now and I haven't bothered.


I say "over, over, under" in my...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 02:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,731
Posted By Andy_K
This is doubly true if you're using Campy parts.

This is doubly true if you're using Campy parts.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Andy_K
For some bikes I think singlespeed conversion can...

For some bikes I think singlespeed conversion can be a fine way to extend the bike's useful lifespan. This wasn't one of those bikes.

I'm planning to use the singlespeed wheelset I got with this...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 01:37 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 14,297
Posted By Andy_K
That's not much to start with. EDIT: It...

That's not much to start with.


EDIT: It looks a little better now that you've added the pictures. I really like the Arabesque stuff.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 01:03 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 14,297
Posted By Andy_K
It's just that easy! :thumb:

It's just that easy! :thumb:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Andy_K
It took me a while to get back to this, but I've...

It took me a while to get back to this, but I've been gathering parts. I put it together last night and rode it in to work today. I'm probably going to change out the stem to get the fit dialed in...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-20-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 250
Posted By Andy_K
The 1991 Trofeo and the $150 Peugeot are very...

The 1991 Trofeo and the $150 Peugeot are very likely to be too big for you, and the Fuji may be as well.


The 80's Bianchi doesn't look like a 56cm. It might fit you, and the Pinarello probably...
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