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05-15-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By gaucho777

obrentharris, it was sort of tongue-in-cheek...

obrentharris, it was sort of tongue-in-cheek considering the price. They are cool but I’m with you in the looks. I picked up a 3ttt adjustable/“regolabile” stem in excellent condition, with...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,428
Posted By gaucho777

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1089 (1802...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1089 (1802 total YTD)
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 261 (421,56 Km)
gaucho777 (CA)_______________________ 117.9 miles
ThermionicScott (IA)...
05-14-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By gaucho777

This will get you between 100-120mm ($$$): ...

This will get you between 100-120mm ($$$):
https://www.ebay.com/itm/114550684587?hash=item1aabc0bbab:g:wKYAAOSw-59f8OO4
05-13-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By gaucho777

Interesting. Thanks for all the informative...

Interesting. Thanks for all the informative replies. Just when you think you’ve got things narrowed down, turns out there’s a wide world out there.
05-12-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,056
Posted By gaucho777

I noticed that as well. I kept thinking: the...

I noticed that as well. I kept thinking: the result looks amazing, but the movement sure seems choppy.
05-12-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,715
Posted By gaucho777

I also reached out to the seller before reading...

I also reached out to the seller before reading this thread. My size, local to me, green is my favorite color, and I would definitely put this bike to good use. Smitten, and surprised it didn't sell...
05-12-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By gaucho777

Wide-width bottom bracket shells?

I was browsing for Campagnolo spindles, as one is apt to do, and saw this posting for a "Vintage - Campagnolo #744 - Record - Road BB Spindle - 'NOS' - 74-SS-120" spindle. It's advertised as a...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,993
Posted By gaucho777

After reading your post, I realized I liked a...

After reading your post, I realized I liked a post above from 2008. Sorry, DataJunkie
Forum: Commuting
05-12-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,428
Posted By gaucho777

Bizman (PA) _________________________ 1011 (1700...

Bizman (PA) _________________________ 1011 (1700 total YTD)
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 261 (421,56 Km)
gaucho777 (CA)_______________________ 109.7 miles
ThermionicScott (IA)...
05-07-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,690
Posted By gaucho777

https://live.staticflickr.com/4399/37146965246_2ce...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4399/37146965246_2ce04afd50_k.jpg
05-07-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,148
Posted By gaucho777

Sportivo. Welcome! If you don’t find what you...

Sportivo. Welcome! If you don’t find what you need at your local bike shop or co-op, there are several options currently available on eBay. Try searching with terms: cable hanger pulley.
05-06-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17,237
Views: 1,852,261
Posted By gaucho777

obrentharris I love, love, love your DiNucci,...

obrentharris I love, love, love your DiNucci, too. What a craftsman he is. I wish he was still building bi-plane fork crowns. Nonetheless, I find his work utterly sublime. If I had the extra money, a...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,428
Posted By gaucho777

Bizman (PA) _________________________ 959 (1576...

Bizman (PA) _________________________ 959 (1576 total YTD)
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 261 (421,56 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) ________________ 102 (389 total)
gaucho777...
04-30-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,389
Posted By gaucho777

@jucela, that's a nice example above. ^ What year...

@jucela, that's a nice example above. ^ What year & model? I like the petite cable guides and unusual stay bridge reinforcements (for lack of a better term).
04-30-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,641
Posted By gaucho777

LOOK KG86. Sadly, the bond at the seat tube/BB...

LOOK KG86. Sadly, the bond at the seat tube/BB let go. I'm hoping to get it repaired and rebuild with a C-Record group I have stashed away at some point in the future. Makes a nice pair with my steel...
04-30-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By gaucho777

You could look for Gnutti hubs: Gnutti Hubs...

You could look for Gnutti hubs:

Gnutti Hubs (http://classiclightweights.net/italy/italian-component-manufacturers/gnutti/gnutti-hubs/)
VeloBase.com - Component Listing...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,428
Posted By gaucho777

Bizman (PA) _________________________ 959 (1576...

Bizman (PA) _________________________ 959 (1576 total YTD)
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 261 (421,56 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) ________________ 102 (389 total)
Darth Lefty (CA)...
04-30-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,389
Posted By gaucho777

I'm really glad to be back to in-person work as a...

I'm really glad to be back to in-person work as a teacher, now that my school has re-opened--not only because it's easier to teach in-person, but also because I've resumed commuting on my Cilo Pacer....
Forum: Commuting
04-28-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,428
Posted By gaucho777

Bizman (PA) _________________________ 959 (1576...

Bizman (PA) _________________________ 959 (1576 total YTD)
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 261 (421,56 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) _________________ 92 (356 total)
gaucho777...
04-23-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,393
Posted By gaucho777

DiabloScott Nice gams.

DiabloScott Nice gams.
04-23-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,393
Posted By gaucho777

Yes, junior gears. I still have the freewheel...

Yes, junior gears. I still have the freewheel (link). (https://flic.kr/p/2kUyfmV) Back when 50x15 was needed for rollout, and more than 39x21 meant you'd be dropped.
04-23-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,393
Posted By gaucho777

When I started racing as a teenager in the late...

When I started racing as a teenager in the late 80s, helmets were required for all races and club/team rides. Some of us put banana stickers on our helmets like college football helmets. Giro helmets...
04-23-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,393
Posted By gaucho777

I love all these BITD photos. :thumb:

I love all these BITD photos. :thumb:
04-23-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,690
Posted By gaucho777

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49754435253_8e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49754435253_8e3a36700e_k.jpg
04-23-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,690
Posted By gaucho777

'73 Speedwell Titalite ...

'73 Speedwell Titalite

https://live.staticflickr.com/4416/37337954165_3a83b9d9d4_k.jpg
04-23-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,690
Posted By gaucho777

fabiofarelli That's a beautiful ALAN!

fabiofarelli That's a beautiful ALAN!
04-22-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17,237
Views: 1,852,261
Posted By gaucho777

I've starting commuting again now that the school...

I've starting commuting again now that the school where I teach has reopened. The commute isn't long, but it's mostly uphill on the way out. Today, this meant some weight training, as my panniers...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,144
Posted By gaucho777

I did a bit of weight training this morning. My...

I did a bit of weight training this morning. My commute is short, but includes a good 750' of climbing. Panniers were stuffed including some large-format illustrated books--those things are heavy!
...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,428
Posted By gaucho777

Bizman (PA) _________________________ 879 (1395...

Bizman (PA) _________________________ 879 (1395 total YTD)
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 261 (421,56 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) _________________ 70 (309 total)...
04-22-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,454
Posted By gaucho777

gugie and Davestster, Thanks for the feedback on...

gugie and Davestster, Thanks for the feedback on the Cypress climb. I may have to adjust my gearing a bit and I haven't decided which bike to bring, but I've got time to sort that out. I wish I...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By gaucho777

I hear ya'! The school where I teach just...

I hear ya'! The school where I teach just re-opened yesterday. Today was my first commute since March 13, 2000. My commute is just a bit over 4 miles each way, but the way in to work includes about...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,428
Posted By gaucho777

Bizman (PA) _________________________ 879 (1395...

Bizman (PA) _________________________ 879 (1395 total YTD)
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 261 (421,56 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) _________________ 70 (309 total)...
04-19-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,454
Posted By gaucho777

Which route are you considering for Eroica CA?...

Which route are you considering for Eroica CA? I've only ridden the old "medium" route when the start was in Paso Robles. It's a little different from what's now offered with the Cambria start. It...
04-18-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,113
Posted By gaucho777

bikemig - 32mm (knobby cyclocross tubulars)...

bikemig - 32mm (knobby cyclocross tubulars) pictured. It can just barely fit 34mm Tufo cyclocross tubs, but I have to mount the front wheel Just a couple mm low in the front dropout/fork tips to...
04-18-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,113
Posted By gaucho777

'72 Cilo Pacer ...

'72 Cilo Pacer

https://live.staticflickr.com/4293/35967511501_bfe7f702d4_k.jpg

'72 Gitane Gran Tourisme

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51100289038_fbbbaa1152_k.jpg
...
04-18-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By gaucho777

What's the worst that could happen? Sudden...

What's the worst that could happen?

Sudden fork failure gives me the chills. I wouldn't ride it unless I got rid of all the rust, and could inspect it closely, and possibly give it some sort of...
04-13-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2,006
Views: 203,845
Posted By gaucho777

BFisher thanks for passing that along. Good deal...

BFisher thanks for passing that along. Good deal on some nice tires. Question: When you click the Select option, what does "para/black" mean? Does anyone know if that is tanwall with black rubber as...
04-13-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,173
Posted By gaucho777

Pics might be helpful, but this is my general...

Pics might be helpful, but this is my general advice:

1. Strip frame
2. Clean and degrease frame/fork
3. Soak frame/fork in oxalic acid...
04-09-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17,237
Views: 1,852,261
Posted By gaucho777

Last day in Nevada City. I got up early before...

Last day in Nevada City. I got up early before the wife and daughter and snuck in one more quick ride--about 15 miles of road and trails, and ~1,800' climbing. The highlight was a beautiful, packed...
04-06-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17,237
Views: 1,852,261
Posted By gaucho777

I found another nice trail just outside of Nevada...

I found another nice trail just outside of Nevada City. A bit more technical, but fun and easily manageable with 32mm cyclocross tubs.
...
04-05-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17,237
Views: 1,852,261
Posted By gaucho777

I hit some local trails for a little gravel...

I hit some local trails for a little gravel riding. Just about an hour out & back from Nevada City.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51098434490_54e6f13e2b_k.jpg
...
04-04-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17,237
Views: 1,852,261
Posted By gaucho777

I'm taking a little vacation in Gold Country...

I'm taking a little vacation in Gold Country (Nevada City, CA). I did the "LeMond Loop" (or Newtown Loop), a short but hilly 15 miles through some scenic farmland. Greg rode a Gitane, too. Temps in...
04-02-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,514
Posted By gaucho777

jamesdak Sorry to hear about the health/noggin...

jamesdak Sorry to hear about the health/noggin issues. Definitely take care of yourself, rest whenever you need it.

I've had more than my share of concussions, and have to cope with periodic...
03-29-21, 01:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,962
Posted By gaucho777

The fender lines on my Gitane are good enough for...

The fender lines on my Gitane are good enough for my standards, but not as sublime as some others in this thread. It's fun to play along nonetheless. The rear fender ends are just a little bit wide...
03-20-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 61,612
Views: 9,304,305
Posted By gaucho777

Glad this one is a little too small for me or I...

Glad this one is a little too small for me or I might have devised some ways to get in trouble over this one:

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/davis-de-rosa/7292703823.htmlDe Rosa 1968-69 -...
03-19-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3,441
Views: 810,347
Posted By gaucho777

^Nice, Lynn. How's it handle? Looks like fairly...

^Nice, Lynn. How's it handle? Looks like fairly road-friendly geometry with a not-too-steep head tube angle and fair amount of rake (for a track fork). Nice wheels/tires. Now get some clips & straps!...
03-19-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By gaucho777

I had to look up ONP and came across this webpage...

I had to look up ONP and came across this webpage spotlighting a similar Nishiki Pro frame (video, notes, and photos -- apparently winner of one of the Eroica show competitions). Some notable...
03-19-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,123
Posted By gaucho777

I agree that the freewheel does not appear to be...

I agree that the freewheel does not appear to be worn very much at all. The edges still look sharp and the shape of the curve between the teeth looks uniform (they start to look like shark fins with...
03-19-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By gaucho777

Glad you got the Arya sorted out. I agree with...

Glad you got the Arya sorted out. I agree with the prior assessment that the FD cage was out of alignment with the crank, and the gap between the cage and chainring much too big. I usually aim for a...
03-19-21, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2,006
Views: 203,845
Posted By gaucho777

I just wrote to Veloflex. I told them how much I...

I just wrote to Veloflex. I told them how much I love their Vlaanderen model tubular tire, and asked them to consider reissuing it. I encourage others to do so: https://www.veloflex.it/en/contacts
...
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