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02-17-19, 06:52 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

Thanks, Spaghetti Legs. More miles on the...

Thanks, Spaghetti Legs.

More miles on the De Rosa this morning, venturing east from Berkeley into the Contra Costa backroads, towards Martinez by way of Port Costa and back--about 5500' feet of...
02-17-19, 11:40 AM
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Posted By gaucho777

Spectacular! Those early Mavic bits are not easy...

Spectacular! Those early Mavic bits are not easy to find. Well done.

(Q: Are the brake quick release levers flipped? Unusual to see them pointed in toward the tire.)
02-16-19, 11:52 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

Hope you don't mind more photos of my De Rosa...I...

Hope you don't mind more photos of my De Rosa...I got out for a nice 40+ miles in the hills above Berkeley and Oakland. I did one of my favorite go-to loops along the crest of the East Bay hills on...
02-15-19, 11:27 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

My wife and daughter are away for the weekend on...

My wife and daughter are away for the weekend on a girls' trip, so I'm going to try to get in as much riding as I can this weekend. After work, I took advantage of a brief window of rainlessness...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-19, 06:19 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

CliffordK (OR) _____________ 716 miles, still...

CliffordK (OR) _____________ 716 miles, still mostly commuting/utility.
augustgarage (CA)____________709.6 (741 total) [18/22]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 667 (689 total miles YTD)
Sasquatch...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-19, 09:32 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

'72 Cilo Pacer overlooking the SF Bay. ...

'72 Cilo Pacer overlooking the SF Bay.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7888/46937501202_f1be7841ca_k.jpg
Forum: Commuting
02-04-19, 09:10 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

CliffordK (OR) _____________ 716 miles, still...

CliffordK (OR) _____________ 716 miles, still mostly commuting/utility.
augustgarage (CA)____________709.6 (741 total) [18/22]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 657 (679 total miles YTD)
Sasquatch...
01-31-19, 01:07 AM
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Posted By gaucho777

Congrats on the nice Cilo. I have the same model....

Congrats on the nice Cilo. I have the same model. I think you'll enjoy the ride--epitome of sports touring. I use my Cilo almost daily as a commuter and all-around bike. A nice sweet spot in terms of...
01-30-19, 10:32 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

I like the look of perforated saddles, but I've...

I like the look of perforated saddles, but I've never tried any for fear of potential tears. Handlebar tape with perforation has never been an issue, and I can't think of any saddles that have failed...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-19, 01:03 AM
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Posted By gaucho777

Bizman (PA) ________________ 551 (573 total miles...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 551 (573 total miles YTD)
CliffordK (OR) _____________ 406
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 373
Sasquatch (OR)______________ 242 (336 YTD)
Phamilton (IN) _____________...
01-23-19, 06:38 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

Thanks for posting. When I first starting racing...

Thanks for posting. When I first starting racing and following the pros, I was a fan of the brash, aggressive, and formidable Anderson. Here I am as a just-turned-15-year-old in a Phil...
01-23-19, 06:17 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

noobinsf, thanks! How long obviously depends on...

noobinsf, thanks! How long obviously depends on how fast you go and where you start. For me, I start in the Berkeley flats near Gilman. It's just over 38 miles total from my house, and a tick over...
01-23-19, 12:46 AM
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Posted By gaucho777

Do you know what size you need? This seller...

Do you know what size you need? This seller (https://www.ebay.com/sch/dennishchico/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=) has a lot of nice vintage spokes (and other goodies) if you're interested in...
01-23-19, 12:26 AM
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Posted By gaucho777

^Nice pic curbtender. I always enjoy passing by...

^Nice pic curbtender. I always enjoy passing by those jets on the way to the Alameda Swap Meet.

Too bad about Ganging Gears--and Manifesto on 40th as well. Both news to me.
01-23-19, 12:18 AM
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Posted By gaucho777

I went riding both Sunday and Monday. Forgive me...

I went riding both Sunday and Monday. Forgive me for posting a day or two late. I haven't been riding much since the holidays, so it felt nice to get out again (even if it rained from start to...
01-22-19, 11:56 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

northbend, great to see you're back in the...

northbend, great to see you're back in the saddle! :thumb: Beautiful pics as always and the Holland is sweet.

obrentharris, ditto on the beautiful pics!
01-05-19, 01:30 AM
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Posted By gaucho777

^But once the cable stops are mounted (assuming...

^But once the cable stops are mounted (assuming this is possible), then the internal routing could be bypassed. OP would have to add some cable clamps at the bottom bracket and chain stay....
01-05-19, 12:46 AM
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Posted By gaucho777

I submit, for your consideration, an '85 De Rosa...

I submit, for your consideration, an '85 De Rosa with a mix of old & new Campagnolo. I wanted to try out a modern drivetrain (my only bike with brifters) while still maintaining a more "classic" look...
01-05-19, 12:25 AM
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Posted By gaucho777

Yesterday, I got out for 26 mile loop up Tunnel...

Yesterday, I got out for 26 mile loop up Tunnel Road in the Berkeley hills--my first day back on a bike in a few weeks following busy holidays and a minor surgery on my leg (removing some screws)....
01-05-19, 12:07 AM
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Posted By gaucho777

Sorry to be late to this thread! And sorry I...

Sorry to be late to this thread! And sorry I missed you while you were in the area. It would have been nice to meet up and ride a little. Unfortunately, while you were enjoying the beautiful bay area...
12-15-18, 01:49 AM
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Posted By gaucho777

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4871/45409217395_46...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4871/45409217395_461568def4_k.jpg

Just the usual commute...another day living the dream. This pic was from a couple days ago, too. Still commuting in shorts, though...
12-14-18, 11:14 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

^ :lol: +1 to bent, but did you buy it...

^ :lol:

+1 to bent, but did you buy it anyway sloar?
Forum: Commuting
12-13-18, 07:18 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8677.3 (9908...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8677.3 (9908 total) [198/200]
CliffordK (OR) ____________________ 7053 mi (+213 other)
Bizman (PA) _______________________ 6899 (7654 total miles YTD)
dschue5...
12-04-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 528
Posted By gaucho777

FWIW, in addition to concerns noted above, a few...

FWIW, in addition to concerns noted above, a few years ago I had issues with the rubber tread coming loose from the carcass while riding this same era Vittoria tires. Discovered about 12 inches of...
12-04-18, 12:59 AM
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Posted By gaucho777

northbend, those are some bad bads. Continued...

northbend, those are some bad bads. Continued luck with your recovery--physical and otherwise. You still have a lot to look forward to in '19.
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