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05-05-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 57
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Posted By jyl

Road bikes have been around for a long time, and...

Road bikes have been around for a long time, and neither riders nor roads have changed much, so it's not surprising that the standard "double", 2 x something, drivetrain works well in most road...
05-05-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,478
Posted By jyl

Oooo yes a Land Shark thread A buddy and...

Oooo yes a Land Shark thread

A buddy and his wife have his and her Land Sharks. I'll try to go over and get some pics. Sadly I myself am finless.
04-15-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,638
Posted By jyl

I get honked at while riding maybe 3X year. I...

I get honked at while riding maybe 3X year. I just ignore it. I get honked at while driving about as often.
04-13-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,313
Posted By jyl

I have a MB-Zip that I bought new in the day....

I have a MB-Zip that I bought new in the day. Rode it in the SoCal mountains. Sometimes I rode it to fishing spots with a flyrod tube strapped to the top tube, then stashed it in bushes with a weeny...
03-20-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,716
Posted By jyl

C&V dropbar gravel/offroader?

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Drop bar off roader NAHBS

I've got a hankering...
03-20-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,319
Posted By jyl

What the heck. I have never seen chainstays like...

What the heck. I have never seen chainstays like that.

Anyone know more? Was this something Della Santa did? This had to be a one-off, right?
03-12-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 807
Posted By jyl

Ti stem expander bolt and alloy expander? The...

Ti stem expander bolt and alloy expander?
The thin Fizik tape and overlap less?
Hollow pin chain for sure.
I always think about cutting stem and post but never do.
I think 16.4999 is doable. If...
03-11-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 807
Posted By jyl

Was there ever a French alloy cluster?

Was there ever a French alloy cluster?
03-10-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By jyl

Thanks. She will have a lot of adjusting to do as...

Thanks. She will have a lot of adjusting to do as well. Finances are very limited and she'll lose not just a spouse but an income. She'll have to clear out his art studio and try to sell some of his...
03-09-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By jyl

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03-09-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By jyl

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Rod's cancer returned this year. My wife has been...
03-09-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By jyl

Rod and Lisa moved to Portland. He was in his...

Rod and Lisa moved to Portland. He was in his seventies when I met them. Strong, wiry, he worked as a gardener, painted - fish mostly - and was always going fishing in the mountains. He invited me...
03-09-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By jyl

My Next Project

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Hi, long time. I've not been riding at all, unlike...
01-19-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,364
Posted By jyl

It is a lovely color! Looks complete enough...

It is a lovely color! Looks complete enough except for wheels. Depends on personal situation, as always. But certainly seems like a bike to get if one is in a position to get a bike :-)
01-12-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

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Side panels removed for cosmetic restore...
01-03-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,328
Posted By jyl

Yeah, when the weather improves I'd like to...

Yeah, when the weather improves I'd like to arrange a PDX CV ride.
01-03-19, 12:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

I need to get the espresso clutter out of the...

I need to get the espresso clutter out of the garage to set up the paint area to spray the Specialissima...
01-03-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

Thank you. I will see if my lock can be...

Thank you. I will see if my lock can be reassembled. It came apart and I am not sure I can re-crimp it.
01-02-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

Tom, the Specialissima frameset is being...

Tom, the Specialissima frameset is being displayed in the living room until the garage is cleared of the espresso project. The idea is that I'll tell my wife that the bike frame will leave the...
01-02-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

Now I'm going to 'fess up about something. I...

Now I'm going to 'fess up about something. I actually have two of these machines sitting in my garage. You see, I was cruising Craigslist and saw a second Elektra commercial machine in Seattle. ...
01-02-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

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The thing with the spring is a mechanical...
12-16-18, 11:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,021
Posted By jyl

I would simply disassemble the bike. Remove...

I would simply disassemble the bike. Remove bars, fork, wheels, pedals, bundle up neatly, wrap with something presentable-looking and carry on board.
12-11-18, 09:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

Isn't she? I'm not giving up.

Isn't she? I'm not giving up.
12-11-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

It is a Hobart LX30H, like this one...

It is a Hobart LX30H, like this one https://www.burkett.com/used-hobart-lx30h-high-temp-17-opening-undercounter-dishwasher-stock-no-23991

Bought from Velocult's liquidation, it was the tavern's...
12-11-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

I "think" so, because copper teakettles are...

I "think" so, because copper teakettles are commonly lacquered to protect the shine. However, I did a bad job of applying the lacquer and may strip it off and respray. I'm hoping that it will come...
12-10-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

Exactly. The subpanel is in the unfinished...

Exactly.

The subpanel is in the unfinished basement and dedicated to all the 240v household appliances. Right now it powers the clothes dryer (until we get a gas dryer, which is my preferred...
12-07-18, 11:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

https://concordsheetmetal.com/store/perforated-cop...

https://concordsheetmetal.com/store/perforated-copper/

Looks like perforated copper sheet is readily available. Support will be needed, as stiffness is questionable.
12-07-18, 10:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

I will bring a 240 v 30 A circuit to the location...

I will bring a 240 v 30 A circuit to the location where the machine is.

The 240 v requirement is one reason why the machine sat derelict in my garage so long. But I recently installed a...
12-07-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

These guys used clear acrylic (Plexiglass) to...

These guys used clear acrylic (Plexiglass) to make exterior panels for an Elektra espresso machine. Their aesthetic vision doesn't appeal to me - the Fast And Furious upward lighting that actually...
12-07-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

Oh, dang, that is an idea! Okay, its going into...

Oh, dang, that is an idea! Okay, its going into the mental hopper!
12-07-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

Photo is a still from a video of Elektra factory....

Photo is a still from a video of Elektra factory. They still make this machine.

I've seen pics of machines modded with acrylic side panels, so the temps are probably okay.

I think I'd be...
12-07-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

I have not decided whether to modify so as to...

I have not decided whether to modify so as to expose the innards. The easiest way would be to make a plexiglass (acrylic) or tempered glass replacement for the warming shelf. Plexiglass panels are...
12-06-18, 11:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

Thank you! I didn't realize Gugificazione...

Thank you! I didn't realize Gugificazione extended to espresso machines. That's a very Italian business empire you are building!
12-06-18, 11:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

The buttons (electronic controls) are a potential...

The buttons (electronic controls) are a potential obstacle for this project. If they turn out to be non working, each of the two sets costs $500...

However, all they do - AFAIK - is control how...
12-06-18, 11:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

That's quite a machine! Does the location tight...

That's quite a machine! Does the location tight under the cabinet create any problem? Heat, moisture, etc? I'm eventually going to have to face the issue of where can I install my machine...
12-06-18, 11:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

Four M4 steel screws are rusted and broken off in...

Four M4 steel screws are rusted and broken off in the group bodies. These are supposed to be brass screws but there's a lot of bodgy stuff been done to this machine. Sky is going to help me drill...
12-06-18, 01:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

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Frame looks a lot nicer now, it was very rusty...
12-05-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,130
Posted By jyl

Being able to flip the wheel in the truing stand...

Being able to flip the wheel in the truing stand to check dish is helpful because most dishing gauges require you to remove the tire. No problem when building but when maintaining a wheel, that...
12-05-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 42,447
Posted By jyl

The second picture shows what I was considering...

The second picture shows what I was considering :-) i put something rather bulky into the box and had to make room! I forgot to take the final take shot.
12-05-18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,929
Posted By jyl

Glue and pin the chainstay? Then pin the other...

Glue and pin the chainstay? Then pin the other tube to lug joints? How much thickness does the carbon tube have at the lug?

This would be an opportunity to learn about DIY repairs of carbon...
12-05-18, 01:47 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 42,447
Posted By jyl

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12-05-18, 01:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

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12-05-18, 01:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

Well I kind of eff'd up. Buffed the boiler as...

Well I kind of eff'd up. Buffed the boiler as you see above. Then I sprayed it with clear lacquer to protect from oxidation, but didn't do it right (too cold in garage) and the boiler is now a...
12-05-18, 01:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

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12-04-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

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12-04-18, 07:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

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12-04-18, 07:56 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,758
Posted By jyl

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12-02-18, 02:30 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,482
Posted By jyl

Was the frame chromed originally, if yes I'd...

Was the frame chromed originally, if yes I'd rechrome it as well. This bike is worth it.

No chroming where you are?
12-02-18, 01:27 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 42,447
Posted By jyl

The box landed yesterday. I haven't had a chance...

The box landed yesterday. I haven't had a chance to preform the opening ceremony yet - van broke down on the freeway when son was driving home at 2 am, I was rousted from bed and up until 4 am, then...
11-27-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 42,447
Posted By jyl

Sorry! I wuz confused. Thou hast a PM.

Sorry! I wuz confused. Thou hast a PM.
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