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04-07-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By rando_couche

That appears to be a Nuova Strada, and per...

That appears to be a Nuova Strada, and per http://bhovey.com/Masi/Nationality.htm:
"The same goes for the Gran Corsa and Nuova Strada... they were US bikes, but were never built here. They were...
03-20-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By rando_couche

Definitely NOT a Cinelli, as others have said,...

Definitely NOT a Cinelli, as others have said, but the metalwork is VERY nice. Rust around the edges indicates it'll need a refinish.
03-10-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By rando_couche

Well. Learn something new every day! Thanks.

Well. Learn something new every day! Thanks.
03-09-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By rando_couche

AFAIK, CoMotion has never sold complete bikes,...

AFAIK, CoMotion has never sold complete bikes, only framesets.
03-06-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,050
Posted By rando_couche

The ultimate would be a randonneuse or sportif...

The ultimate would be a randonneuse or sportif from Herse, Singer, Routens or another of the French 'constructeurs'. An early 70's PX10 would do well also and cost a good bit less.

Scott...
03-04-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By rando_couche

That logo on the steerer is definitely...

That logo on the steerer is definitely Bridgestone.
03-04-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 844
Posted By rando_couche

I rode a 2300 for a few months and was pleasantly...

I rode a 2300 for a few months and was pleasantly surprised at the solid feel, comfortable ride and good handling. This was with the original aluminum fork. I weighed ~200 lb at the time FWIW.
...
03-01-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By rando_couche

Thanks. All of the "Garmin screen repair" videos...

Thanks. All of the "Garmin screen repair" videos on Youtube seem to be "Here is how you take out the old screen and put in a new one".
02-28-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,264
Posted By rando_couche

Car permits required? It's a-frigging-bout time!...

Car permits required? It's a-frigging-bout time!

Scott Peterson
Newport OR
...where we need to institute car permits for Hwy 101!
02-28-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By rando_couche

How should you set up "ergo" bars? In the...

How should you set up "ergo" bars? In the recycle bin.
02-28-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By rando_couche

DIY Garmin screen repair?

Today I was standing in the kitchen, fiddling with the buttons on my virtually-new Garmin Edge 530. Evidently I didn't have a good enough grip on it, and it leapt from my hands onto the tile floor,...
02-22-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By rando_couche

I hope that frame size recommendation is a typo....

I hope that frame size recommendation is a typo. A 25" frame won't even be CLOSE to big enough. I have a 37" inseam (and ride with handlebar at saddle height), and a 25" just barely works; I'd love...
02-20-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,242
Posted By rando_couche

I wasn't that fast then, and I'm not that slow...

I wasn't that fast then, and I'm not that slow now, so...
Forum: Recumbent
02-17-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,199
Posted By rando_couche

This morning it's working just fine. I dunno...

This morning it's working just fine. I dunno...
Forum: Recumbent
02-16-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,199
Posted By rando_couche

Aaaand... it's on the blink again. Gateway...

Aaaand... it's on the blink again. Gateway timeouts every time I try to go past the initial page. Phooey!
02-14-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By rando_couche

Yeah, like THAT's going to happen. ALL top level...

Yeah, like THAT's going to happen. ALL top level sports are dirty (including your beloved hockey.)
Forum: Recumbent
02-14-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,199
Posted By rando_couche

BROL is back to normal for me as of yesterday...

BROL is back to normal for me as of yesterday (2/13).
02-13-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By rando_couche

Dang. I'm definitely a large-long, so it...

Dang. I'm definitely a large-long, so it wouldn't work for me.

Thanks
Scott P
02-13-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By rando_couche

That EM jersey would go great with my Team SC! ...

That EM jersey would go great with my Team SC! Any interest in selling? What size?

(The US importer sold those as a promo/trade item back in the 80's and 90's)

Scott Peterson
Newport, OR
02-12-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,266
Posted By rando_couche

You got that bike for $150? HONESTLY?!?!? I...

You got that bike for $150? HONESTLY?!?!? I hate you. (And BTW I'd keep the bar tape, but that's up to you. Enjoy!)

Scott Peterson
Newport OR
(where the thrift stores NEVER have deals like...
01-17-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,669
Posted By rando_couche

There may be a lot of crud, but my oh my, that is...

There may be a lot of crud, but my oh my, that is some SWEET metalwork inside the BB!
Replies: 24
Views: 2,341
Posted By rando_couche

Back when I did my 1000 and 1200, I was riding 8...

Back when I did my 1000 and 1200, I was riding 8 months a year and XC skiing the rest. That was the best fitness I've ever had and my enthusiasm for riding in the spring was off the charts!

Scott...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-05-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By rando_couche

Try Dave Levy at Ti Cycles.

Try Dave Levy at Ti Cycles.
Replies: 49
Views: 3,856
Posted By rando_couche

For some folks, it is about accumulating miles or...

For some folks, it is about accumulating miles or how many brevets/perms one can do in a year. For me, one SR series plus a 1000k and/or 1200k is enough. YMMV

Scott Peterson
Newport OR
Replies: 24
Views: 2,341
Posted By rando_couche

I'm a "once and future" rando, so take this with...

I'm a "once and future" rando, so take this with a grain of salt. During the height of my rando "career", I lived at altitude (~4000 feet with rides often going up to 6k), and rode probably 7-8...
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By rando_couche

Actually, it's a PR10 (or whatever designation...

Actually, it's a PR10 (or whatever designation they were using at the time: 531 db main tubes. PX10 was full 531db and PA10 was some cheap tubing (103/Carbolite?)
12-20-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By rando_couche

Have you checked with the folks who built it? ...

Have you checked with the folks who built it? They're still in business.
https://www.rodbikes.com/index.html
11-24-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By rando_couche

Southern Cross - Stan Lang bicycles...

Southern Cross - Stan Lang bicycles (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/British_isles/Southern_Cross.htm)
11-22-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,970
Posted By rando_couche

Don't blame Keith. It's probably what the...

Don't blame Keith. It's probably what the customer requested.
11-10-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,443
Posted By rando_couche

Eddy Merckx Team SC. Regarded by many to be the...

Eddy Merckx Team SC. Regarded by many to be the best road racing bike EVER. May not be steel or vintage but it IS a classic. The last generation of EM bikes made in Belgium. (This pic isn't my...
10-17-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,326
Posted By rando_couche

Never had that happen. But I've only been riding...

Never had that happen. But I've only been riding for 45 years.
10-17-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,914
Posted By rando_couche

I worked for a B'stone dealer BITD. I SO wanted...

I worked for a B'stone dealer BITD. I SO wanted a GV3100!!!

Scott Peterson
Newport, OR
10-15-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,084
Posted By rando_couche

SACRILEDGE! It's a relatively rare (tho' not top...

SACRILEDGE! It's a relatively rare (tho' not top end) dedicated touring bike and almost completely original!
10-13-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By rando_couche

I'll take 'em. Pay Pal? Scott Peterson ...

I'll take 'em. Pay Pal?

Scott Peterson
Newport, OR
10-09-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By rando_couche

Doesn't look like any Paramount I've seen, and...

Doesn't look like any Paramount I've seen, and the Huret dropouts make it almost certainly not a P.

ps - nice bodge on the derailleur hanger!
10-09-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,549
Posted By rando_couche

Here's my pick. Campy Gran Turismo. Not only is...

Here's my pick. Campy Gran Turismo. Not only is it ugly, it also has a reputation for not working worth ****.
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ay4AAOSwktFdZTYU/s-l300.jpg
10-06-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By rando_couche

JRA, huh? Sure...

JRA, huh? Sure...
10-04-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 70,500
Views: 11,537,214
Posted By rando_couche

If it's what it appears to be, somebody needs to...

If it's what it appears to be, somebody needs to go buy this bike RIGHT NOW! Assuming that it is indeed a Jeunet 620, it's full 531db with midrange French componentry, like a PX10. I owned two of...
08-08-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 70,500
Views: 11,537,214
Posted By rando_couche

No. Those are 650c wheels, it's a tri bike in a...

No. Those are 650c wheels, it's a tri bike in a medium size.
08-02-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,293
Posted By rando_couche

That would be the whole British "marginal gains"...

That would be the whole British "marginal gains" thing.
08-02-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,293
Posted By rando_couche

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
08-02-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,293
Posted By rando_couche

That would be the whole British "marginal gains"...

That would be the whole British "marginal gains" thing.
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By rando_couche

I worked for a shop that sold Sekai BITD, and...

I worked for a shop that sold Sekai BITD, and IIRC, the 2700 was no.2 main tubes, the 4000 was all no. 2 and the 5000 was all no. 1. But that was a long time ago, so...
07-27-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,346
Posted By rando_couche

It seems that nobody has mentioned the 110/74...

It seems that nobody has mentioned the 110/74 Ritchey Logic cranks. Reputed to be very light and well-engineered (no tendency to crack). I have two pair of 180's that I'd love to trade for 175's.
...
07-27-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,346
Posted By rando_couche

Nicely made and reputed to be light, but also...

Nicely made and reputed to be light, but also said to have a tendency to crack where the spider meets the arm.
07-25-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,822
Posted By rando_couche

IME, this is true. Up to about age 65, I was...

IME, this is true. Up to about age 65, I was still relatively strong and fast, but in the last two years my performance levels have really gone down the drain. (Solo endurance ride average speeds...
07-25-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Posted By rando_couche

I'm in the "25 inch bikes won't work for me any...

I'm in the "25 inch bikes won't work for me any more" club, but they're too small not too big! Unfortunately, I tend to like frames made of 531c, Super Vitus 971, etc, and those are REALLY hard to...
07-21-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,692
Posted By rando_couche

When you reach my age (don't ask!), "all...

When you reach my age (don't ask!), "all original" translates to "unrideable", mostly thanks to vintage gearing. 42x21 bottom gear? It is to laugh!
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