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07-30-20, 12:04 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

scarlson Yes, she is a lucky girl, even if she...

scarlson Yes, she is a lucky girl, even if she doesn't realize how lucky. ;) It's not a Schwinn, though still as-of-yet unidentified builder. It's full 531 double-butted frame & fork, Campagnolo...
07-29-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 649
Posted By gaucho777

Glad the OP seems to have fixed the skating chain...

Glad the OP seems to have fixed the skating chain issues.

In addition to what's already been said before, I'll offer another potential cause I've experienced for the sake of future...
07-28-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 312
Posted By gaucho777

Cotter pins are not always interchangeable. ...

Cotter pins are not always interchangeable.

Quoting the esteemed Sheldon Brown: "Replacement cotters that fit well are not always easy to find. There is very limited interchangeability. The...
07-28-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By gaucho777

The closest bikes in this picture are packed...

The closest bikes in this picture are packed fairly tight by staggering them high & low. The upper bikes are hung from ceiling hooks in 16" studs, which is ~40cm, or the width of handlebars (I ride...
06-30-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3,430
Views: 299,058
Posted By gaucho777

SJX426 Thanks. It's an automotive paint. San...

SJX426 Thanks. It's an automotive paint. San Leandro Color (http://www.sanleandrocolor.com/), where I bought the paint, specializes in paint for car restorations and refinishes. I went with my...
06-30-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3,430
Views: 299,058
Posted By gaucho777

I painted a still-unidentified sport (mixte...

I painted a still-unidentified sport (mixte variant) frame for my daughter a few weeks ago. I'm slowing cleaning & polishing the parts for it while the paint cures. Hoping to have it completed in the...
06-30-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,934
Posted By gaucho777

Here are a few of my more colorful bikes, a Look...

Here are a few of my more colorful bikes, a Look and a pair of "matching" Parpre team bikes.

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06-30-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 156,643
Posted By gaucho777

squirtdad, looking good. I've got a set of the...

squirtdad, looking good. I've got a set of the corsa g tubulars on my De Rosa. After ~6 months, I'm finding that they give a great ride, and are fairly resistant to flats. However, I keep picking up...
06-30-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15,837
Views: 1,633,171
Posted By gaucho777

It's been a while since I last posted. Yesterday...

It's been a while since I last posted. Yesterday was my 47th birthday, so I went for a 47-mile ride, which included nearly 4,000' of climbing. I haven't been riding too much and felt pretty wiped out...
06-01-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By gaucho777

4cm too big you say? ...

4cm too big you say?

https://www.hss.edu/conditions_limb-lengthening-overview.asp
06-01-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,298
Posted By gaucho777

Beautiful bike. Glad it found good new home.

Beautiful bike. Glad it found good new home.
05-27-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,464
Posted By gaucho777

SurferRosa Well, it’s never going to be 100%....

SurferRosa Well, it’s never going to be 100%. This happened 3 years ago last month. Cycling much easier than extended running and jumping. I’d say I’m 100% back to 90%, which is okay.
05-26-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,464
Posted By gaucho777

I was transporting my daughter's bike to her...

I was transporting my daughter's bike to her school, holding it by the stem while I rode my vintage Cilo. I went around a double-parked car, the bikes drifted apart, and instead of dropping her bike,...
05-11-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6,479
Views: 574,561
Posted By gaucho777

Super Record RD thanks to billytwosheds :) ...

Super Record RD thanks to billytwosheds :)

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05-06-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,302
Posted By gaucho777

This LOOK is the first bike I painted. In fact,...

This LOOK is the first bike I painted. In fact, the process of painting it led me to this forum over a decade ago. Over that time, it's seen more mileage than any other bike I own. It's not perfect,...
05-06-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,162
Posted By gaucho777

That is a lot of cage wear. Some people just...

That is a lot of cage wear. Some people just don't bother to trim!
05-04-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6,479
Views: 574,561
Posted By gaucho777

A big ol' 30t Regina freewheel cog. ...

A big ol' 30t Regina freewheel cog.

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04-29-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15,837
Views: 1,633,171
Posted By gaucho777

I dusted off my Parkpre and went for a leisurely...

I dusted off my Parkpre and went for a leisurely ride along the bay trail. This was one of my race bikes as a teenager, and I've been neglecting it for no good reason. It's been almost a year since I...
04-29-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By gaucho777

+1 to gugie. if this is a frame you like and...

+1 to gugie. if this is a frame you like and consider a keeper, I'd opt for option b--sand area down to bare metal and repaint with touch up paint. As a heavy sweater and steel rider, I'm consigned...
04-28-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15,837
Views: 1,633,171
Posted By gaucho777

^Beautiful sky & bike.

^Beautiful sky & bike.
04-28-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15,837
Views: 1,633,171
Posted By gaucho777

I took my De Rosa out for a short hilly ride...

I took my De Rosa out for a short hilly ride above the Claremont Hotel in the Berkeley hills.

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I usually climb up Tunnel Road,...
04-28-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6,479
Views: 574,561
Posted By gaucho777

merziac Thanks for the tip. I have a secret sauce...

merziac Thanks for the tip. I have a secret sauce which I like to use called Quick-Glo. It sounds similar to what you're recommending. I saw Quick-Glo on one of Jay Leno's car restoration shows and...
04-28-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6,479
Views: 574,561
Posted By gaucho777

John, Thanks again for the calipers. I had a...

John, Thanks again for the calipers. I had a chance to soak the steel bits in oxalic acid, cleaned them up a bit, took a file to the pad surfaces, and mounted them on my Cilo. This bike gets a lot of...
04-28-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By gaucho777

Nicely done. Good teamwork jeirvine ! :thumb:

Nicely done. Good teamwork jeirvine ! :thumb:
04-28-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,111
Posted By gaucho777

Whoever buys this bike is going to be a happy...

Whoever buys this bike is going to be a happy customer. After coveting Merlins for years, I finally found myself a 1990 Merlin a few years ago. It's lived up to my expectations. Fwiw, I also...
04-25-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 145,228
Posted By gaucho777

I spotted this beauty parked on a roof while I...

I spotted this beauty parked on a roof while I was out on a walk.

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04-24-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 57,486
Views: 8,350,474
Posted By gaucho777

I don't know a lot about this brand, but this...

I don't know a lot about this brand, but this looks like a great deal for a loaded, fully-equipped, touring bike with panniers, lights, and extras.
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04-21-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15,837
Views: 1,633,171
Posted By gaucho777

Nice pictures curbtender. It was a good day to be...

Nice pictures curbtender. It was a good day to be out.

I was only able to get out for a short 12-mile out & back sprint to the top of the The Arlington.
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04-21-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 57,486
Views: 8,350,474
Posted By gaucho777

Sweet Chris Kvale frameset. His new custom frames...

Sweet Chris Kvale frameset. His new custom frames start at $3,400+, so this is a bargain if its your size.
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04-21-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6,479
Views: 574,561
Posted By gaucho777

^+1, keep the original badge!

^+1, keep the original badge!
04-21-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,623
Posted By gaucho777

I really am taking this whole thing seriously. I...

I really am taking this whole thing seriously. I wear a mask and gloves when I go out, and go out as little as possible.

That said, the other day, I sold a bike for the first time in years. It...
04-20-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 208,462
Posted By gaucho777

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49799852821_24...

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04-17-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 780
Posted By gaucho777

Another method is to de-tension the spokes on the...

Another method is to de-tension the spokes on the original wheel, fix the new rim to the old rim (masking tape, zip tie) side to side, and then transfer one spoke over at a time to the new rim. Edit:...
04-17-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6,479
Views: 574,561
Posted By gaucho777

French cups. ...

French cups.

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04-15-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,162
Posted By gaucho777

juvela Such great info! Glad to have you here...

juvela Such great info! Glad to have you here passing on your knowledge. :beer:
04-15-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,600
Posted By gaucho777

Fyi, it is possible to remove the anodizing on...

Fyi, it is possible to remove the anodizing on the alloy TA cages like above, and then polish to a shine. It's kind of a pain to get in between the tubes where the mounting plate is. They will fade a...
04-10-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15,837
Views: 1,633,171
Posted By gaucho777

I did a nice hilly, 30-mile ride this afternoon....

I did a nice hilly, 30-mile ride this afternoon. Starting in Berkeley, I headed north along the ridge of the east bay hills, looped back of the other side of the hills past the San Pablo Reservoir,...
04-09-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,232
Posted By gaucho777

See a couple posts above for the Before photos....

See a couple posts above for the Before photos. This is about as clean as it's going to get for now. Drum roll, please....the After photos:
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04-08-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7,082
Views: 792,472
Posted By gaucho777

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04-08-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6,479
Views: 574,561
Posted By gaucho777

A NOS Simplex shifter. A replacement tab key...

A NOS Simplex shifter. A replacement tab key will have to wait for the COVID lockdown to end, but ebay waits for nobody!

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04-08-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15,837
Views: 1,633,171
Posted By gaucho777

A day late...Yesterday, I took a short 18-mile...

A day late...Yesterday, I took a short 18-mile ride up to Inspiration Point in Tilden Park at the top of the Berkeley Hills. A lot cyclists & hikers were out enjoying a sunny day after some rains...
04-03-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 156,643
Posted By gaucho777

BFisher, track bikes = no brakes, so track rims...

BFisher, track bikes = no brakes, so track rims don't have a brake surface and, depending on the model, may have thinner construction on the sides.
03-23-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,398
Posted By gaucho777

I always wanted a Landshark. Now that John Slawta...

I always wanted a Landshark. Now that John Slawta is no longer making steel frames, I think it would be fun to have a modern custom Landshark with some unique paint scheme. A lot of his paint jobs...
03-23-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15,837
Views: 1,633,171
Posted By gaucho777

Just a quick jaunt around the Berkeley Marina...

Just a quick jaunt around the Berkeley Marina with the family to get some fresh air.

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03-22-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,704
Posted By gaucho777

I bought this mixte (technically, a sport, per...

I bought this mixte (technically, a sport, per the scan above) for my daughter. I still have not been able to identify the builder. It's a nicely made 531 double-butted frame & fork with Campagnolo...
03-22-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,915
Posted By gaucho777

'73 Speedwell Titalite. I have other bikes in my...

'73 Speedwell Titalite. I have other bikes in my stable I prefer to ride, but I enjoy looking at this one the most. (I recently replaced the single water bottle cage with two black Hi-E cages.)
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03-05-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,047
Posted By gaucho777

Pretty sweet build. Looks a lot like my De Rosa. ...

Pretty sweet build. Looks a lot like my De Rosa. Mine has a mix of old and new Campagnolo Record and Chorus. Drive train, rear hub, and brakes are modern, 9s Chorus. Then I went with C-record post,...
02-03-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15,837
Views: 1,633,171
Posted By gaucho777

I enjoyed my ride up to the top of the Rock Store...

I enjoyed my ride up to the top of the Rock Store climb (Mulholland Hwy) on Saturday, that I did it again on Sunday. Same road, different day & pics.

Rock Store (biker hangout)...
02-02-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 15,837
Views: 1,633,171
Posted By gaucho777

I am down south in the Westlake Village/Agoura...

I am down south in the Westlake Village/Agoura area (about an hour north of Los Angeles) visiting relatives. I got out for a nice ride to the top of the Rock Store climb on Mulholland Drive--only...
01-30-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,574
Posted By gaucho777

That's too bad. When I did Eroica CA in 2016, I...

That's too bad. When I did Eroica CA in 2016, I hitched on to a small group of 4-5 riders which included the owner (on a lovely orange Masi) and a couple of the American Cyclery staff. Really...
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