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PDX, March 19, nlerner is in town and ready to ride

Old 03-20-17, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by northbend
Great day for a visit to the PDXrs today for a ride with nlerner.

The pre-ride photo taken just in case we lost someone and had to put their face on the local milk cartons:

PreRidePhoto by NBend, on Flickr
In case someone wants to know, from left to right (using their superhero alter ego names):
@johnnyace, @RiddleOfSteel, @Andy_K, @79pmooney, @Insidious C., @gugie, @nlerner, @northbend, @Roger M

We left with 9, 79pmooney left for more climbing and miles after the pastry stop (on a fixie!). The cafe was pretty full, everyone in Portlandia had massive cabin fever and was out enjoying the sunshine.

To 79pmooney's question, we stopped for beer and food at The Old Market Pub on Garden Home. If you ever go there, order the British Bombay IPA. A If they have any, post a review. They were out of it when we were there.
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Old 03-20-17, 02:27 PM
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Looks like with one exception a good time was had by all. Looking forward to getting down there sometime this summer

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Looks like with one exception a good time was had by all. Looking forward to getting down there sometime this summer

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@johnnyace had a boo-boo, nothing a pint or two of beer couldn't fix...

Don't connect your coming down here to summertime. At this rate we might not have one!
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Originally Posted by gugie
In case someone wants to know, from left to right (using their superhero alter ego names):
@johnnyace, @RiddleOfSteel, @Andy_K, @79pmooney, @Insidious C., @gugie, @nlerner, @northbend, @Roger M
What readers of this forum probably really want to know is, from left to right, Miyata 615, Ross Signature, Pinarello Montello, Peter Mooney, Williams, Raleigh Grand Sports, Jo Routens, Alex Singer, Stan Johnson.
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Originally Posted by gugie
@johnnyace had a boo-boo, nothing a pint or two of beer couldn't fix...
Despite the boo-boo, I had a good time. Fortunately, the boo-boo occurred below the kneecap. I hate it when it's right on the kneecap; just bending your knee becomes a chore, at that point.

I was more bummed-out by my broken Tektro brake lever. Those were brand-new!
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
What readers of this forum probably really want to know is, from left to right, Miyata 615, Ross Signature, Pinarello Montello, Peter Mooney, Williams, Raleigh Grand Sports, Jo Routens, Alex Singer, Stan Johnson.
Originally Posted by johnnyace
Despite the boo-boo, I had a good time. Fortunately, the boo-boo occurred below the kneecap. I hate it when it's right on the kneecap; just bending your knee becomes a chore, at that point.

I was more bummed-out by my broken Tektro brake lever. Those were brand-new!
Sorry guys, I forgot, it's all about the bike!
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Thank you, again @gugie for putting this all together (and for getting my Paramount fixed ahead of time!). Riding out in the country was just wonderful. Even the headwinds that would whip up didn't bother me really. I was initially wary of riding country roads with a very large speed differential between bike and car/truck, and thankfully nothing happened. I would like to think that me riding furthest back with my red jacket and flashing tail light helped, but it was probably our large hi-vis group and general awareness by the drivers of cyclists being everywhere.

With all the rocks and pebbles and generally menacing debris on the sides of the road, a lot because of this winter, puncture-resistant tires are a very good idea! Glad I had my Gatorskins.
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Originally Posted by merziac
Looks like you all had a great time, I missed it and I suck, plain and simple.
I suck too! My pansy ass had to get the house ready for guests that afternoon.
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At least I'm in good company!


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I suck too! My pansy ass had to get the house ready for guests that afternoon.
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Old 03-21-17, 06:48 AM
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Looks like a great ride! Appreciate the ping, but I am now back in rainy Wales (UK).
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And I forgot to thank the presents bestowed up me!

First, a one-way box of crap with nearly zero crap in it!
@nlerner dropped in some plastic french brake levers (truly crappy!), a few other bits, but here's the cool stuff:


Thanks, Neal!
@Wildwood couldn't make it down, but sent along a mystery box:



Addressed to Wildwood prior to living in Washington, it would appear, and shipped from Henry James prior to the company moving to Portland (Redondo Beach earlier). What could it be?

Open it up, a buncha tubes and lugs! The bottom bracket was brazed to the seat tube, and a couple of other tubes had been mitered. This looks like a mid-build:



Everything you need to build a frame except a head tube and bottom lug, it would appear. Two rolls of silver filler! Two sets of pre-would silver filler for socket brazing the rear dropouts as well, a buncha braze-on bits, brake bridge, stickers, cool stuff! Thanks Wildwood! Now I need to hear the backstory...did someone start to build a frame years ago, and hung onto it for all these years thinking, one day...?

Some posh leather as well, could be used for a dent or chain gaurd, mud flaps, hmmm..



Thanks for the presents!
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Some posh leather as well, could be used for a dent or chain gaurd, mud flaps, hmmm..
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How would you use leather for a dent? I'm curious because i have a small ding my Holdsworth i'm building up and I would love ideas.
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Originally Posted by GordoTrek
Some posh leather as well, could be used for a dent or chain gaurd, mud flaps, hmmm..
How would you use leather for a dent? I'm curious because i have a small ding my Holdsworth i'm building up and I would love ideas.
You would use it as a dent guard (spelled it right this time), not to remove one. It's not uncommon to put a wrap of tape on a bike where the handlebars might swing around and hit it. I've seen people sew some leather around the top tube just behind the top lug. This accomplishes the same thing.
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Originally Posted by gugie
You would use it as a dent guard (spelled it right this time), not to remove one. It's not uncommon to put a wrap of tape on a bike where the handlebars might swing around and hit it. I've seen people sew some leather around the top tube just behind the top lug. This accomplishes the same thing.
ahh that makes sense, however you just gave me an idea, I think i'm going to wrap a piece over the dents, to add a little style while hiding imperfections. I've done similar tricks with twine and shellac. Thank you for the inspiration!
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ahh that makes sense, however you just gave me an idea, I think i'm going to wrap a piece over the dents, to add a little style while hiding imperfections. I've done similar tricks with twine and shellac. Thank you for the inspiration!
Yes, the Grant Petersen method!
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NOTICE TO ALL --
Leather pieces available for accessorizing and protecting your precious vintage build.

Willing to trade leather pieces for cycling related stickers.
Available in various brown shades and a few other colors.
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Re: here is a photo of wildwoods leather pieces

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NOTICE [TO ALL --
Leather pieces available for accessorizing and protecting your precious vintage build.

Willing to trade leather pieces for cycling related stickers.
Available in various brown shades and a few other colors.
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