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Old 11-27-17, 10:02 AM
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Trying to figure out how this Simplex suicide shifter is supposed to work. It kind of flops back and forth. Should there be some kind of spring tension on this thing? This is on a 1960 Varsity

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Old 11-27-17, 10:21 AM
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So far, I'm watching it rain, unusual for LA. I may go out later for a bagel run. Nice day yesterday, but I didn't take my backpack or lock, so no bagels. TMI, yeah, I know.
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Old 12-09-17, 07:58 PM
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We got a couple inches of snow here today so tires got swapped out on the MTB. I didn't buy these for winter, but they work pretty well for it.

Out with: 2.2r/2.4f Holy Rollers



And in with: 1.95 WTB Wolverine f/r



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Soaking and overhauling a first gen Cyclone GT rear mech that I found in the co-op bin for $2.50. One of the limit screws was stripped, so I tapped it to M5 threads, and it's otherwise in excellent shape, besides being a bit grimy.



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Old 12-09-17, 10:03 PM
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Spent two hours!

taking apart cave looking for one of these that I dropped .
Still cant find it ahhhh!
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Old 12-09-17, 10:45 PM
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I prepped five of my bikes (in various initial states of readiness) to be photographed and posted for sale locally. This is exactly half my fleet. Momentous in some senses, but it makes sense. One buys and builds a grail bike (or simply one that is definitively better than the others), and now does not feel the need to have other many other bikes. Thus the to-be-sold bikes, having been lovingly brought into the fold, restored, and adorned not just with good components but ones that I like, will now be ready to go to new good homes. Busy but satisfying day.
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Old 12-09-17, 10:54 PM
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Trying to remove the original steel seatpost from a ‘72 Peugeot UO8.

I’ve got it rotating. Still soaking in Aerokroil.
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Old 12-10-17, 02:53 PM
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Today I replaced the stoker's pedals on the tandem. My 5'2" sweetie did something I've never done, wore out a pedal. I will never again be able to accuse her of not putting out enough power!

Something inside went crunch.

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Old 12-10-17, 04:08 PM
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Nothing. Still watching the wind blow all over SoCal. At least we aren't seeing smoke today. Malibu ride cancelled today with 30+mph winds. 80° and not a good day to ride. Smokey pics are from a couple days ago. Clear now, but still windy.
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Old 12-10-17, 05:29 PM
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Cleaned a Nervar crank set and tried do decide whether to use it on a build.

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Old 12-16-17, 04:55 PM
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Cleaned a Nervar crank set and tried do decide whether to use it on a build.

Ooh, that's a nice-looking crank. It deserves a great French bike!

My bike-related work today was to switch the derailleurs and shift levers on the Tommasini from Shimano Tri-color derailleurs and Sora 8-speed indexing levers for Campagnolo NR. Index shifting is like riding an appliance, effective but dull.

The swap worked out pretty well but with a minor complication or two. Those sprockets are pretty close together so the rear lever is pretty sensitive, but nothing I can't get used to. However the RD isn't overly happy on the 28T sprocket, livable but not happy. This RD doesn't have a B screw so I can't re-position the guide pulley w.r.t. the FW. Fortunately I don't need to use that sprocket all that often. I keep telling myself that.
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Old 12-16-17, 05:35 PM
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Rode one of my Waterfords 20 miles in the 25 degree weather (and snow towards end of ride). Got the fenders on, adjusted perfectly. Is a 22 year old Waterford "Classic" yet?
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Old 12-16-17, 07:27 PM
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Our club ride got cancelled due to smoke in the air from the Ventura - Santa Barbara fire, even though we're an hour east. Onshore winds last night made us think it was a new fire - same old one. It's a monster, 252,000 acres. Anyway, it was a little better over here today, so I got the old Super Course out for a few miles, less than 30 miles this week. Trying to get used to half clips for next year's Eroica. Not easy in holiday shopper traffic. Only 67° today, cold snap in California.
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Old 12-16-17, 07:45 PM
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I rewrapped the 3ttt bars on my Torelli with burnt orange Newbaum's and finished off with twine. I then applied the first coat of amber shellac. The wait for a second begins.
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Old 12-16-17, 07:54 PM
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A friend asked me to come help put together some donated wally bikes for a youth program. It sure makes me appreciate quality vintage stuff. I'm guessing China has a shortage of grease.
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Old 12-17-17, 05:01 AM
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A sad day, one that comes once each year. I bowed to the inevitable and ended " the season". Three snow events so far, three shoveling events. The local roads are heavily salted and the trails are well iced over. Nights in the teens and many days barely up into the 30's. So my best C&V were carried up those dark stairs to start their long winter's nap in the frozen loft. The Nishiki, the Crescent, the Ersatz. I'm going to re- wrap the bar tape on the Raleigh, then he goes up too. I also dug out Babe, the Blue Oxen for salty roads duty. The Schwinn Voyager is still in rotation. I'll try for a long ride next week, go see if the SRT is clear enough. I could walk thru short snow pack sections but would rather not do that too much. Fingers crossed.
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Old 12-17-17, 07:13 PM
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I wrapped a handlebar for a Cannondale.
I thought about my next build.
I thought about which bikes to move on to other owners.
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Old 12-17-17, 07:49 PM
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I rode the '87 Circuit on rollers today.

And I touched up up the red paint on my '87 Ironman Expert as well as cleaned up the drivetrain some more. I guess it was a 1987 kind of day.

Oh and got around to checking the new stem I had gotten for the '89 Ironman Expert I'm getting ready to build up. Realized I had measured wrong and was 20mm off on reach, new stem on the way.

And I finished up a few small things in the "Bike Cave" I had reconfigured yesterday to hold more bikes.

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Old 12-18-17, 08:39 AM
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Hanging out in the bike cave while watching football or Lester Holt;
  • @danbianchi88 gifted me a Italvega. It may be too big for me, but overhauling and installing northroads style handebars.
  • Bought what I surmise is a Raleigh Marathon frameset (dark green/blue with greyish steering tube) from [MENTION=302843]flo[/MENTION]gg00. It is being built as a grocery getter for me. I sold my Trek Multitrack 700 and am looking for a worthy replacement. I had built a Fuji Royale, but it was too flexy for me.
  • About done with refurbishing a 1990's Schwinn Impact Pro MTB I bought in 2014 for $35.
In looking through my stash of wheels for the Raleigh, I seem to have lost/tossed a bunch of front wheels, as I have about 8 orphan rear wheels and only 2 orphan front wheels.

Anybody local want to split a 100 pack of stainless shifter cables? I doubt I have 50 bikes to refurbish, but close to 25.

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Finishing my 2nd cup of coffee, deciding if I'm up for some lug lining on Stella??? If not, I'll just polish and trial fit a few parts. Don
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Old 12-19-17, 12:52 PM
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looking at helmets to replace one that got between my skull and the street and figuring out when the bruising is healed enough to ride again (dog ran in front of me, I went superman and landed hard....nothing broken but lots of pulls and bruising..... going on 3 weeks off the bike)
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Old 12-19-17, 01:55 PM
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Built a wheel for my Ron Cooper. My Coop came to me with two sets of wheels, both anodized gray (MA-40 and GP4 rims). I think the bike will look better with polished aluminum. To that end, I've picked up a set of Mavic Module E2 and Super Champion Competition Arc-En-Ciel rims.

We woke up to snow on the ground in the Pacific Northwest, so I proclaimed this "Build A Wheel Day" and got after the first one, a Super Champs on a first generation Phil hub. Pic below....



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looking at helmets to replace one that got between my skull and the street and figuring out when the bruising is healed enough to ride again (dog ran in front of me, I went superman and landed hard....nothing broken but lots of pulls and bruising..... going on 3 weeks off the bike)
Sorry to hear about your crash. I had one this summer myself, first in a long time, and it hurt. Hope you heal up 100%, and soon

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Old 12-19-17, 02:59 PM
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Built a wheel for my Ron Cooper. My Coop came to me with two sets of wheels, both anodized gray (MA-40 and GP4 rims). I think the bike will look better with polished aluminum.
You got plans for the MA40 and GP4 rims?
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
You got plans for the MA40 and GP4 rims?
jimmuller......I'll send you a PM shortly.

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