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05-16-21, 02:29 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

^ deux jambes Thanks! Replied & payment sent.

^ deux jambes Thanks! Replied & payment sent.
05-14-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
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
05-12-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,444
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.
05-07-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,749
Posted By gaucho777

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/4399/37146965246_2ce04afd50_k.jpg
05-06-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,854,251
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...
04-30-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,647
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: 250
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...
04-23-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,408
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: 3,408
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: 3,408
Posted By gaucho777

I love all these BITD photos. :thumb:

I love all these BITD photos. :thumb:
04-23-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,749
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: 89
Views: 2,749
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: 89
Views: 2,749
Posted By gaucho777

fabiofarelli That's a beautiful ALAN!

fabiofarelli That's a beautiful ALAN!
04-22-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,854,251
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: 120
Views: 5,255
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!
...
04-18-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,135
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: 10,135
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
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04-13-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,201
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: 17,250
Views: 1,854,251
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: 17,250
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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: 17,250
Views: 1,854,251
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
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04-04-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,854,251
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: 2,525
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: 3,027
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: 61,652
Views: 9,311,033
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, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,152
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...
03-18-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,669
Posted By gaucho777

EDIT: I bite my tongue a lot on this forum. I'd...

EDIT: I bite my tongue a lot on this forum. I'd probably get the boot, too, if I said everything on my mind. I really do want to move on, but I do have to add that the whole point of this particular...
03-18-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,669
Posted By gaucho777

iab Not sure who that jab was directed at (pun...

iab Not sure who that jab was directed at (pun intended). Am I the idiot? I long for those days, too.
03-18-21, 02:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By gaucho777

That is nice indeed. Lots of nice & unusual...

That is nice indeed. Lots of nice & unusual features, such as the seat stay treatment, and the windowed brake bridge reinforcement. I wonder who built it. Are those Lotus flowers on the head lugs? I...
03-17-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,854,251
Posted By gaucho777

I get that this might be a fun thing to do. I...

I get that this might be a fun thing to do. I especially like the effect of the shadow in DD's pic. But this trend has got to stop! Somebody's bike is going to get hurt!
03-16-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,177
Posted By gaucho777

I voted dark brown. As you say, there's a little...

I voted dark brown. As you say, there's a little bit of both colors in the saddle. I really like the coloration of the saddle. I think the lighter color tape might draw the eye, and I'd rather have...
03-12-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,386
Posted By gaucho777

Blasphemer!

Blasphemer!
03-12-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By gaucho777

^Looks like one of the long Nitto Technomic...

^Looks like one of the long Nitto Technomic stems, so presuming it's okay.

My first race bike was a Vitus 979, in sky blue. I still have a soft place in my heart for those frames. Your build looks...
03-12-21, 12:52 AM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,854,251
Posted By gaucho777

djkashuba What a great shot above with rainy...

djkashuba What a great shot above with rainy view-from-the-bars perspective. I was scrolling through the posts in a way the member names were out of sight. Stopped and said, “Whoa, who took that...
03-11-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,669
Posted By gaucho777

^Good point. Obviously better to reach herd...

^Good point. Obviously better to reach herd immunity via vaccination rather than vaccination + infection, mutation, death, and long-term effects.

Regarding SLO question, if I had to pick North...
03-11-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,854,251
Posted By gaucho777

Just a short ~15 mile loop into the local...

Just a short ~15 mile loop into the local Berkeley hills. I've been trying to explore some new routes. For those who know the area, I usually climb up Spruce toward the top of the Berkeley Hills and...
03-11-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,669
Posted By gaucho777

I'm very likely to attend in September, though...

I'm very likely to attend in September, though still not 100%. I am due to get my 2nd Pfizer dose tomorrow. Benefit of being a school teacher. I still have to convince my wife that some things are...
03-05-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,187
Posted By gaucho777

That's a beauty. I love the paint color you...

That's a beauty. I love the paint color you chose. The engraved stem and post are really nice touches, too. Nice knowing those decals will have a much longer shelf-life than the originals.
03-03-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 56,048
Posted By gaucho777

I've got a pretty well-stocked bar at the moment....

I've got a pretty well-stocked bar at the moment. In addition to a variety of bottles (main staples and some I may never finish) shown in the top photo, I've got a whole bunch of bitters and syrups...
03-01-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,431
Posted By gaucho777

Speechless. Tall guys should get to experience...

Speechless. Tall guys should get to experience French fit, too, right? Awesome project and looking forward to seeing how this turns out, but I’m honestly surprised one could buy a bike that large...
03-01-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,162
Posted By gaucho777

This Tondu is not mine. I spotted it on a...

This Tondu is not mine. I spotted it on a stranger's car, and I haven't been able to put it out of my mind.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49819355846_d7498c4b30_k.jpg
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03-01-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,491
Posted By gaucho777

I'm late to the party. Just throwing in one more...

I'm late to the party. Just throwing in one more combination of a red bike with black bits for consideration.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50324878976_5fdcb5a801_k.jpg
02-27-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By gaucho777

Thanks for the nice words. :) mountaindave...

Thanks for the nice words. :)

mountaindave As for the drivetrain. It's a Stronglight triple 52-48-36 crankset, paired with a 14-30t Regina freewheel. Crane RD in back, and a Campagnolo Record FD....
02-27-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By gaucho777

Alons-y!: 1972 Gitane Gran Tourisme

Here is my latest build, a '72 Gitane Gan Tourisme. Alons-y translates to "Let's go!" in French, and that's how I feel when I look at this bike. I just want to jump on and go just about anywhere. I'm...
02-25-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,721
Posted By gaucho777

The money feels good your life you like it well...

The money feels good
your life you like it well
but surely your time will come
as in heaven, as in hell

I spent a couple of weeks in London every year from 2007-15 for work. Had my share of...
02-24-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,721
Posted By gaucho777

Not as well as yours, I'm sure. If he tells you...

Not as well as yours, I'm sure. If he tells you it shifts fine, it's a fallacy!

This is how it should look, courtesy of 3alarmer: https://www.bikeforums.net/20519956-post4.html
Forum: Foo
02-24-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,034
Posted By gaucho777

I don't know if this qualifies as an appliance,...

I don't know if this qualifies as an appliance, but I love using this vintage Juice-O-Mat juicer, which I inherited from my grandmother.
...
02-23-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By gaucho777

+1 to Delta-compatible. Those look similar to the...

+1 to Delta-compatible. Those look similar to the PP 286 model. Yes, they are technically ARC, but they take either the Delta or Arc cleat. The ARC cleat is basically the same shape as Delta, but...
02-23-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,191
Posted By gaucho777

Sometimes I use caps. Other times I put a drop of...

Sometimes I use caps. Other times I put a drop of super glue on the end. I hold the cut end up, then drip a drop of super glue into the end of the cable so it penetrates into the cable strands. Once...
02-23-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,173
Posted By gaucho777

Jeff, I'm late to the party. A lot of great input...

Jeff, I'm late to the party. A lot of great input in this thread, but first...your Alpina is gorgeous. All you bikes are special, and this is no exception. The drillium work is fantastic. I can see...
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