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Old 01-11-17, 08:41 PM
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That's one cozy man-cave. Love it

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Just a couple of pics from my last ride around the neighborhood. I'm planning an extended trip on it soon. It's still a work in progress though.



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Old 01-12-17, 06:41 PM
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Greetings from the "warm" and "rainy" Pacific Northwest. Up at my place in the foothills above town, there has been snow on the ground for over a month. We very briefly recorded our first temps above freezing for 2017 a few days ago and then it's back down to 21 fahrenheit last night.

Pic is last night's moon coming up over my cave. I have to walk the last quarter mile home, because my wife commandeers my Subaru whenever there's snow on the ground and the driveway is too steep and slippery for her car, which I'm stuck with. This is usually only a problem a few days out of the year for me.

It's been more than a month.
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Caveman, that pic is so inviting it doesn't need a bicycle. Thanks for sharing it.
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Originally Posted by AustinFitz View Post
Just a couple of pics from my last ride around the neighborhood. I'm planning an extended trip on it soon. It's still a work in progress though.



I see that you mounted your Brooks saddle. Looks nice.
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I see that you mounted your Brooks saddle. Looks nice.
Thank you! It feels nice too. I just got in from a 14 mile ride on it this evening. Snapped a few pics while I was out again tonight too





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I always love your pictures, @DQRider.
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I was surprised to see this name revived. Paint (on the red one at least) by Joe Bell, I wonder who built it.







$6,750.00 frameset

'The Ultima Steel Classic features Reynolds 850 frame and fork' 850 eh? Sounds custom
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Old 01-13-17, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
That's one cozy man-cave. Love it

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$6,750.00 frameset

'The Ultima Steel Classic features Reynolds 850 frame and fork' 850 eh? Sounds custom
Wow, that price is out there. Think I'd rather have a Pegoretti, thanks.
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Old 01-13-17, 11:56 PM
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Getting organized.

Slow day at work, so I'm re-organizing my storeroom at work to -- what else? Make better storage for bikes!

Eight new hooks hanging down from the central beam which is a convenient 7 feet from the floor at that part of the room. Don't tell the owners, but I'm hogging up almost 150 of the ~700 sq ft for actual business-related stuff. The rest is a massive disarray of bikes and bike parts.

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Old 01-14-17, 12:37 AM
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I was surprised to see this name revived. Paint (on the red one at least) by Joe Bell, I wonder who built it.

Put some chrome on the chainstay and fork crown and that would look just like my A-D. I like it!

@ScottRyder knows the guy who owns the brand now. Maybe he can give us some insider details.
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I'm not sure if this counts as an "everyday pic", but it came from a recent visit to the workshop....

I was cleaning up a bike that I had bought used. Specifically, I was cleaning up the derailleur pulleys. It was a Campy Super Record derailleur, and I assumed the pulleys were the standard type with sleeve bushings. Well, I was surprised to find that the Campy pulleys had ball bearings!

It turns out that these are from the Campagnolo C Record group, which I didn't have any experience with. Here's a shot of the disassembled pulley...




and a shot of one of the "cones"...




and a close-up of the pulley's bearing surface....



if anyone is wondering, the bearings are 1/8". I guess that's one more thing that I need to add to my parts stash.

Overall, the pulleys are pretty cool! Not hard to clean and adjust, and the grease was in good shape despite a number of years without any maintenance.


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I always love your pictures, @DQRider.
Well, thanks @noglider. Unfortunately, winter has seriously curtailed my riding and photography. I mean, I did manage this:



But I'm not going to subject this bike to the road brine anymore.

Instead, I'm building a winter bike now and should have that on the road as soon as my studded front tire and fenders arrive. It won't be as beautiful as my other bikes, but it will be purposeful; and some can see the beauty in that. Now I have to figure out how to photograph in a landscape I've always found ugly and forbidding...
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Well, I Couldn't Wait...

Pardon me for cross-posting; I've put these up in other threads, but I thought these would be relevant here as well. The sun came out to play today while I was working on bikes out in my shop. I'd just finished changing out the bottom bracket and crank on my Peugeot Orient Express when I looked out the window and saw blue sky! So I let some air out of the tires - down to 40 psi - and took my little vélo de montagne out for some tentative miles in the snow.



I've explained what I learned today in posts elsewhere, so since this is a photo thread, here are the rest of the photos I took:







This is a much better winter bike than the white U08 I rode in the last photo. That brilliant red really shows up nice against the winter landscape. I'll post more as the bike evolves and we range further afield.
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Put some chrome on the chainstay and fork crown and that would look just like my A-D. I like it!

@ScottRyder knows the guy who owns the brand now. Maybe he can give us some insider details.
Yes, Fred Thomas picked up the A-D brand a few years ago, that's my wool A-D jersey I sold him in the photo. He now owns my Ultima Superliecht. Figured it needed to go back home after all these years.



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A few off-topic shots from CX Nationals yesterday.
I tried to get down to the CX Nationals last week to photograph but never made it. I had a lot friends competing, heard it was a real ordeal the first day in the mud. I love shooting CX!

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Hi - I'm curious where you found the stone marker. I've been researching the Dows family and 1905 is the year Tracy Dows and his wife Alice began work on Fox Hollow, their estate in Rhinebeck. It's pretty cool that you spotted it.
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Pardon me for cross-posting; I've put these up in other threads, but I thought these would be relevant here as well. The sun came out to play today while I was working on bikes out in my shop. I'd just finished changing out the bottom bracket and crank on my Peugeot Orient Express when I looked out the window and saw blue sky! So I let some air out of the tires - down to 40 psi - and took my little vélo de montagne out for some tentative miles in the snow.



I've explained what I learned today in posts elsewhere, so since this is a photo thread, here are the rest of the photos I took:







This is a much better winter bike than the white U08 I rode in the last photo. That brilliant red really shows up nice against the winter landscape. I'll post more as the bike evolves and we range further afield.
Hey! Had the exact same bike, that I also converted to a single speed cruiser. Cool bikes, yours is better looking than mine was.
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Hey! Had the exact same bike, that I also converted to a single speed cruiser. Cool bikes, yours is better looking than mine was.
Yeah, I like it a lot. It's the same basic setup as the earliest Stumpjumpers and other mountain bikes with lugged forks (as opposed to the ubiquitous Unicrown), but it's just obscure enough that it doesn't command the premiums those other bikes do now.

The roller-block rear brake was problematic - both plastic pulley wheels had broken - but I fixed that with a pair of brass pulleys bought off ebay.

Then I set it up as a real winter bike, with full fenders and studded front tire, and it did well in that configuration too:



Still, I think it's just too nice to expose to road salt next season, so I am going to convert it back to a cruiser this summer, and then give it a total respray and rethink next winter.
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I'm curious as to why you included the small yet non-essential rooms in your layout? Given the fact that there's so much work to be done and admiration to be bestowed on one's bike collection, who has time to eat or sleep?

And as for the bathroom, why not buy a tri-bike instead? I hear tell, those guys do all their nature breaks while riding...

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Hi - I'm curious where you found the stone marker. I've been researching the Dows family and 1905 is the year Tracy Dows and his wife Alice began work on Fox Hollow, their estate in Rhinebeck. It's pretty cool that you spotted it.
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@YoKev See above post by PeggyL303

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Peggy's post got my attention. Now I need to go find the post it refers to.
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