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05-03-07, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,865
Posted By rnagaoka

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d28/drong/Procto...

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d28/drong/Proctorsideview.jpg

Oh man, if I ever put my bike on the table like that, all hell would break loose!
04-25-07, 04:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,084
Posted By rnagaoka

This discussion reminds me of the vintage cars,...

This discussion reminds me of the vintage cars, motorcycles and guitars that were being bought up by Japanese (as well as other) collectors in the 80's...:)
Forum: Touring
04-25-07, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By rnagaoka

Hey HandsomeRyan, I have a 54 cm Fuji...

Hey HandsomeRyan,

I have a 54 cm Fuji Touring that I really like for commuting and touring.

I agree with everything cyccommute said. It's a great tourer for the price. I didn't trust the stock...
Forum: Touring
04-23-07, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By rnagaoka

Can you mount the Red Rock rack using the...

Can you mount the Red Rock rack using the seatstay brazeons?

Just wondering what the pros/cons are to mounting the rear rack using the brake bosses as opposed to the standard brazeons on the...
04-18-07, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,855
Posted By rnagaoka

+1

+1
04-18-07, 12:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,855
Posted By rnagaoka

I wonder about that too. I think the "Golden Age...

I wonder about that too. I think the "Golden Age of Touring" fizzled about ten years after Bikecentennial. By that time, mountain biking was getting popular and the rest is history.

I toured that...
Forum: Touring
04-17-07, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By rnagaoka

Bike riding in general is a calculated risk,...

Bike riding in general is a calculated risk, right? IMHO, SF to SB is worth the taking the risk.

I agree with raybo and cyclezealot that it's best done during the off-season.

The Devil's Slide...
Forum: Touring
04-12-07, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,733
Posted By rnagaoka

Shiz, if you are traveling S to N, not only are...

Shiz, if you are traveling S to N, not only are the shoulders going to be narrower...

but in many areas (especially Big Sur) you are going to get wedged between the cliff and the traffic. Also,...
Forum: Touring
04-12-07, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By rnagaoka

I like Jami and Phatt's ideas... You can...

I like Jami and Phatt's ideas...

You can also avoid the Phoenix/Las Vegas heat (and start at a higher elevation) by making Flagstaff your "basecamp".

This guy did an excellent 2 week tour that...
04-09-07, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,699
Posted By rnagaoka

This might be heresy, but I like the look and...

This might be heresy, but I like the look and feeling of these bikes more than a Rivendell! (and probably at about 1/5 the cost)
Forum: Touring
04-09-07, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By rnagaoka

I agree that SD or SF is not the most direct...

I agree that SD or SF is not the most direct route (or the least crowded), but there is something to be said about following established AC routes. For myself, passing through a big city once in a...
Forum: Touring
04-09-07, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By rnagaoka

Well...to avoid the desert, you can just take the...

Well...to avoid the desert, you can just take the coast north to San Francisco, then follow the Western Express from there. Headwinds won't be pretty, but much better than frying in the desert.
...
Forum: Touring
04-09-07, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By rnagaoka

1) AC Pacific Coast Map: ...

1) AC Pacific Coast Map:
http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/pacificcoast.cfm?pg=detail&s=5

From LA, you follow the coast south to San Diego.

2) AC Southern Tier Map:...
Forum: Touring
04-07-07, 08:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,981
Posted By rnagaoka

As mentioned before, Adventure Cycling...

As mentioned before, Adventure Cycling Maps/Bicycling the Pacific Coast Book are your best friend for this section. If you just follow your nose down the coast, you'll eventually make it to...
Forum: Touring
03-24-07, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By rnagaoka

Veterans Memorial Park is nice considering that...

Veterans Memorial Park is nice considering that it is in a touristy area. It's at the top of a short STEEP hill in a well-to-do neighborhood. It's best to do your shopping before you head on up. Be...
Forum: Touring
03-12-07, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,508
Posted By rnagaoka

I posted this in another thread...you guys might...

I posted this in another thread...you guys might be interested.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/catalogs/1985/pages/2.html
...
Forum: Touring
03-12-07, 12:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,953
Posted By rnagaoka

Here's the 1985 specs. Quoting from the catalog,...

Here's the 1985 specs. Quoting from the catalog, "You'll think they're absolutely, positively the finest touring machines in the Northern and Southern hemisheres. And you'll like them even more when...
Forum: Touring
03-11-07, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,953
Posted By rnagaoka

Thanks for the link...so most likely Raleigh 555...

Thanks for the link...so most likely Raleigh 555 = Reynolds 501. (I'm definitely not going to argue with T-Mar!)
Forum: Touring
03-11-07, 03:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By rnagaoka

FWIW...Look at the way Thorn advertises their...

FWIW...Look at the way Thorn advertises their expedition bikes.:)
Forum: Touring
03-11-07, 02:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By rnagaoka

Thanks zipper!

Thanks zipper!
Forum: Touring
03-11-07, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,953
Posted By rnagaoka

On my 23" Kodiak, the stays measure out exactly...

On my 23" Kodiak, the stays measure out exactly 47cm and the Raleigh 555 sticker says "All tubes chrome moly".

I never could verify what Raleigh "555" exactly meant...some said it's the same as...
Forum: Touring
03-11-07, 01:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By rnagaoka

Nice set-up! Can I ask where you got those...

Nice set-up!

Can I ask where you got those mid-fork adapters to mount your tubus front rack?
Forum: Touring
03-10-07, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,953
Posted By rnagaoka

It seems like your heart is set on a vintage...

It seems like your heart is set on a vintage Trek...

but, FWIW...you should seriously check out this 63cm Raleigh Kodiak. Top of the line tourer in it's day and it might just fit you. Raleigh 555...
Forum: Touring
03-08-07, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By rnagaoka

Hey Raybo, nice writeup! I was thinking of doing...

Hey Raybo, nice writeup! I was thinking of doing an L.A. > Tahoe/Reno?/Carson City? > S.F. > L.A. loop one of these days and your info will help plan my route.

--Ron
Forum: Touring
02-24-07, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By rnagaoka

Seems like an creative solution, but I think they...

Seems like an creative solution, but I think they would have to be securely attached to the rack...I'd hate for the coat hangers to come off or break and fly into the spokes while you're bombing...
Forum: Touring
02-23-07, 11:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,063
Posted By rnagaoka

Seems like a well thought-out list! Enough stuff...

Seems like a well thought-out list! Enough stuff to enjoy the trip without feeling deprived.

A few questions...

What model Carradice bag are you using? Do you need any extra support for the bag...
02-22-07, 05:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,469
Posted By rnagaoka

Not normally, but sometimes I'll have multiples...

Not normally, but sometimes I'll have multiples of a used/nos/liquidated item--basically identical--so the same description/photo can apply to all items. On the whole, though, most people don't take...
02-21-07, 03:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,469
Posted By rnagaoka

I routinely offer second chance offers to the...

I routinely offer second chance offers to the losers right after the auction ends. Remember that many sellers have exact duplicate items for sale. I figure it's a win-win situation since I don't have...
02-17-07, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By rnagaoka

Hey, that's great! I love the look, especially...

Hey, that's great! I love the look, especially the ghetto'd Samsonite. What kind of seat (and matching grips) is that?
02-15-07, 09:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,572
Posted By rnagaoka

700c...they look almost new. You can PM me if...

700c...they look almost new. You can PM me if you're interested and I'll try to give you more details.
02-15-07, 01:22 AM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 394,108
Posted By rnagaoka

Quick...how many misspelled words can you find? ...

Quick...how many misspelled words can you find?

I feel sorry for the guy losing his job...but I wonder if there's any correlation between how well you can spell and how well you can work on a...
02-14-07, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By rnagaoka

Good deal mirkee! I saw that bike on CL and knew...

Good deal mirkee! I saw that bike on CL and knew it wouldn't last. Glad to hear you got it. At least your Italian bike came period correct...Want some aero wheels? ;-)
02-13-07, 02:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,572
Posted By rnagaoka

Thanks anyway tricky...seems like a nice set, but...

Thanks anyway tricky...seems like a nice set, but I'm going to stick with clinchers.
02-13-07, 01:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,572
Posted By rnagaoka

splytz1...no offense taken at all. (I felt the...

splytz1...no offense taken at all. (I felt the same way when I saw the tape, bars and wheels!)

Like you, I prefer the old school look. The previous owner was a sponsored racer, so at the time,...
02-13-07, 12:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,572
Posted By rnagaoka

Yea, good advice. I'll take it one step at a...

Yea, good advice. I'll take it one step at a time.

I'm really getting excited now...I guess I caught the bug. Gotta show my wife this thread, so she knows the $ went to a good cause. I tell her...
02-13-07, 12:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,572
Posted By rnagaoka

John E, unworthy1, cuda2k; Thanks for all...

John E, unworthy1, cuda2k;

Thanks for all the comments...I've read your posts in the past and really learned a lot. Once I have the Colnago shined up and "de-modernized", I'll post some pics....
02-12-07, 10:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,572
Posted By rnagaoka

vpiuva & cyclotoine, thanks for the info! Any...

vpiuva & cyclotoine, thanks for the info! Any help is appreciated.
02-12-07, 10:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,572
Posted By rnagaoka

Ok, you guys, I get the hint that I should do the...

Ok, you guys, I get the hint that I should do the Colnago justice and outfit it properly.

FWIW...I was just in the right place at the right time. I think L.A. has a lot of nice old bikes floating...
02-12-07, 08:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,572
Posted By rnagaoka

Thanks, that's good to hear...now's a good time...

Thanks, that's good to hear...now's a good time to try the oxalic acid trick on the forks. I have some black bar tape to switch out as well.
02-12-07, 08:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,572
Posted By rnagaoka

Yea, I totally agree with what you're saying....

Yea, I totally agree with what you're saying. (Trust me, I asked if he had the original parts stashed somewhere, but he gave it to a friend. :( ) What gruppo should I be looking for? Any of you...
02-12-07, 07:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,572
Posted By rnagaoka

Newbie Buys an Old/New Colnago...Now What?

Hi everyone, I've been a long time lurker on the C&V forum (I usually hang out in the Touring forum) and decided I wanted to join in on all the fun you guys are having.

Last weekend I bought a...
Forum: Touring
02-11-07, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By rnagaoka

permanentjaun, I think the info you provided will...

permanentjaun, I think the info you provided will help other riders in the future (including me). Good luck with your adventure and don't forget to post your trip.
02-11-07, 09:43 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,316
Posted By rnagaoka

socalrider, I PM'd you.

socalrider, I PM'd you.
Forum: Touring
02-11-07, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By rnagaoka

Tom, I agree with the you...the Yarnell...

Tom, I agree with the you...the Yarnell grade--7-9% grade for 9 miles--is a killer! (It's actually south of Prescott, AR :) ). There's a small market in Congess, where you can re-water before the...
Forum: Touring
02-09-07, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By rnagaoka

Hi Tom, I rode that stretch last April on my...

Hi Tom,

I rode that stretch last April on my tour from LA to the Grand Canyon. From Oceanside, I took Hwy 76 east, past Pala, Pauma Valley and Lake Henshaw, then north on Hwy 79 and east on S2 and...
02-02-07, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,598
Posted By rnagaoka

Oops... wrote4luck beat me to it. ...

Oops...

wrote4luck beat me to it.

Here's my 600.
02-02-07, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,598
Posted By rnagaoka

I recently bought a Gitane 600. Nice mid 70's...

I recently bought a Gitane 600. Nice mid 70's sport tourer with decent quality components. Frame still made in France during that era. Pretty sure it's chrome moly. You're right, there's not much...
Forum: Touring
01-18-07, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,284
Posted By rnagaoka

I really like the old touring bikes from the late...

I really like the old touring bikes from the late 70's to the mid 80's! I have an early 80's Raleigh Kodiak and Cannondale ST500. I also have a newish Fuji Touring to compare with.

My experience...
Forum: Touring
01-18-07, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By rnagaoka

I think many people on this forum would recommend...

I think many people on this forum would recommend the Salmon KoolStops. If I was going on a year long tour, I would bring a full spare set, since these pads are pretty thin to begin with.

You...
Forum: Touring
01-14-07, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By rnagaoka

I like your low-cost, creative solution! ...

I like your low-cost, creative solution!

Just wondering...is PVC pipe safe to drink out of? I know PVC is usually used for irrigation, but I'm not sure if it will leach chemicals into the water.
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