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Old 01-14-18, 12:56 AM   #51
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Darn it. I saw 1/13 in the title and was thinking that was tomorrow.
At 10, I was fixing a bike that so I would not have to ride the winter bike. The WB has enough grime on it that anyone brushing against it probably needs steam cleaning.
At 11, I went out to scout the I the Atelier location as I knew I would be coming via the path and I can never rember which streets go through. Location confirmed by the pile of tires, I continued my ride in the opposite direction from where you all went.
Oh well, next time. If someone waves from the path on a filthy bike, it's me
If you live close enough to the Fanno Creek Trail to scout it the day before, you can probably find another weekend to ride with at least a couple of us. Bummer that you missed this one.
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Thanks. And If you see an older bike parked at Lamb's, wait until I come out and say hello.
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Thanks. And If you see an older bike parked at Lamb's, wait until I come out and say hello.
I take a shortcut on my bike through the parking lot most every workday coming and going to work.
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I had some workshop time Mon & Tues, so overhauled hubs, bb, headset & re-assembled the now cleaned parts I had stripped off. Just did the minimum to get her rolling again.

After a brief test ride I Can report: The operation was a success & patient is doing fine. Handling is nimble, not twitchy at all. Tracks true with "no hands" riding. After a few minutes I felt confident to increase speed on the flat and then did a downhill but kept my speed below 25 mph. Ride is smooth and stable. Now she's going back into my shop to adjust saddle height & bar angle, then gets new bar tape, new cables & black sheathing.
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Here's the original damage, for posterity. Impressive work.
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I had some workshop time Mon & Tues, so overhauled hubs, bb, headset & re-assembled the now cleaned parts I had stripped off. Just did the minimum to get her rolling again.

After a brief test ride I Can report: The operation was a success & patient is doing fine. Handling is nimble, not twitchy at all. Tracks true with "no hands" riding. After a few minutes I felt confident to increase speed on the flat and then did a downhill but kept my speed below 25 mph. Ride is smooth and stable. Now she's going back into my shop to adjust saddle height & bar angle, then gets new bar tape, new cables & black sheathing.
Posting a few more pics in the original thread.
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That's great. Nice to hear that the handling characteristics feel right. The bike looks nice built up.

I have an old Schwinn Voyager that gugie did a similar repair on, except that in that case the fork was bent a bit less but the top and down tubes had bulges and bends. After he straightened the fork we used his frame blocks to roll out the bulges. (I think he had me do the rolling mainly so I'd be implicated in the caper. ) As I recall we measured the head tube angle at 75 degrees after the repair, but the bike feels like it rides OK. It's just another way to achieve low trail, right? I'm not sure I have complete confidence in that bike, but I trust it enough to ride around town and to work and back. On the other hand, I definitely wouldn't ever feel good about passing it off to anyone else, so it has become a permanent part of my collection.
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"I trust it enough to ride around town and to work and back. On the other hand, I definitely wouldn't ever feel good about passing it off to anyone else, so it has become a permanent part of my collection"

Exactly, I'll keep this one for the duration of my riding years. Then my bikes pass on to my kids and grand-kids if I haven't already passed them on. Oldest grand child has the most interest in cycling, so he will probably distribute whatever remains. He is an F-22 crew chief so a perfect recipient for my best as well as one like this. Thanks again for the fork and much praise to gugie for his healing hands. Don
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These kind of frame saves give me the warm and fuzzies.

Then I realize it's just a side affect of the gratitude beer.
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