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08-10-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 657
Posted By gugie

It's a well known BKM to only bring highly...

It's a well known BKM to only bring highly concentrated alcohols on bike trips if you're going to be stopping away from proper beer sources.
...
08-10-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,531
Posted By gugie

Clearly your fault, Van, for not joining up with...

Clearly your fault, Van, for not joining up with us on this tour.
:D
08-10-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,531
Posted By gugie

Who did you send it to? Just checked my PM's,...

Who did you send it to? Just checked my PM's, nothing from you, and I'm sure we would have gladly given one beer from each of us for your services!

Better yet, join us next time and ride!
08-10-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,531
Posted By gugie

Once you get to 3 days, the kit you bring is the...

Once you get to 3 days, the kit you bring is the same kit that will work for a week or two. This trip was warm, no rain in the forecast, so I carried 12 lbs including the handlebar and saddle bags....
08-09-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 348
Posted By gugie

I started a thread about powder coaters...

I started a thread about powder coaters (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1222371-powder-coaters-you-like-post-them-here.html). Pretty much all of them media blast to prep the frame.
...
08-09-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,531
Posted By gugie

Ben's not a BFer, but he did post a Flickr album....

Ben's not a BFer, but he did post a Flickr album. I'll steal some pix and post here.
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08-09-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,531
Posted By gugie

Not I, but I did appreciate the workmanship.

Not I, but I did appreciate the workmanship.
08-08-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,531
Posted By gugie

Coincidence? I think not. So it is clear...

Coincidence?
I think not.

So it is clear that Neal doesn't have to actually be physically present on a ride to guarantee good weather. It's only necessary to have some relic from his past present...
08-08-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,531
Posted By gugie

Andy_K points out something important. You don't...

Andy_K points out something important. You don't need a touring bike to do credit card touring!
08-08-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,531
Posted By gugie

Compare and contrast - winter vs summer tour

In 2019 (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1167418-last-winter-tour-willamette-valley.html) seven of us did this tour. It was more or less the same tour, day 1 route was mostly east of the...
08-08-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By gugie

When I was a sales rep for Velte-Boyer back in...

When I was a sales rep for Velte-Boyer back in the mid-80's I think we had the US exclusive on those. Sold cases of them to many dealers, so many that I wonder whre they all went. Unlike bicycles,...
08-08-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,531
Posted By gugie

day 3

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/52272172805_e53e55a3aa_b_b8215456621f48cd83d80c6958170f1b0ee66bae.jpg
Saw more of the Willamette River this day...
08-08-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,531
Posted By gugie

day 2

Salem to Corvallis

Didn't get many pics this day.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/52271702553_c3e7588a79_b_3ce1c24c3ebda9603513b0e530205595f422e0e0.jpg
We...
08-07-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,531
Posted By gugie

Back home after a great time with 7 good friends....

Back home after a great time with 7 good friends. It got hot every afternoon, we adapted and rode early, typically ending our riding day around 1. Since the daily riding mileage was under 60 miles...
08-05-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,531
Posted By gugie

day 1

A pic from day 1

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/afe03050_1968_44cf_8b53_3bf24f74582f_327e765d82f349707480ee2a550b408cbf66acda.jpeg
north of Forest Grove
08-05-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By gugie

Huh, learn something every day! Thanks for...

Huh, learn something every day! Thanks for posting that.
08-04-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,531
Posted By gugie

Train's ready to leave the station

Looks like a warm ride coming up.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/395x262/heatt_3297ebf477d4a3e274802c770a35bbccd06608f6.gif
it's a dry heat

The 2019 version started in...
08-04-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By gugie

13 year old girl is probably not going to grow...

13 year old girl is probably not going to grow taller - women mature earlier than men (in many ways!) Women also tend to have longer leg to height ratio. 99% of the BF CVer's that post here are men,...
08-04-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 745
Posted By gugie

What would be crazy is to try and build up a...

What would be crazy is to try and build up a Super Course with all OEM components. Search through our archives and you'll find them built up as fixies, triple cranks, 3 speed, upright or drop bars,...
08-03-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,164
Posted By gugie

Something tells me you may be playing both ends...

Something tells me you may be playing both ends against the middle.

To which I say chapeau.
08-03-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 485
Posted By gugie

I think you missed the subtle joke. It's your...

I think you missed the subtle joke. It's your personal economy that would take a hit.
08-03-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,060
Posted By gugie

If you love that, more Chapman bike porn can be...

If you love that, more Chapman bike porn can be seen here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/chapmancycles/albums). This guy's the full package, a full constructeur. He's got his own crank and brake...
08-03-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,060
Posted By gugie

I've seen pictures of Brian Chapman using 40%...

I've seen pictures of Brian Chapman using 40% silver to join stainless droputs to CrMo chainstays. For those that wonder why this is important, high silver content brazing fillers don't easily build...
08-02-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,164
Posted By gugie

In all seriousness, I'm flattered that some of...

In all seriousness, I'm flattered that some of you would want a water bottle with my name, nickname, or something else associated with me, but right now I don't have the time to pursue this. Maybe...
08-02-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,060
Posted By gugie

I'm sorry, I made the mistake of feeding the...

I'm sorry, I made the mistake of feeding the troll.
08-02-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,060
Posted By gugie

"One accurate measurement is worth a thousand...

"One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions."
Admiral Grace Hopper

"...heaviest..."
...
08-02-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,060
Posted By gugie

It is if it doesn't need filing after brazing....

It is if it doesn't need filing after brazing. Jack Taylor is a great vintage example, Jeff Lyon is a modern master of the technique.
...
08-02-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By gugie

Damn, I have enough cut offs and old lugs to make...

Damn, I have enough cut offs and old lugs to make one of those...
08-02-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,925
Posted By gugie

As a mechanical engineer, I've spec'ed aluminum...

As a mechanical engineer, I've spec'ed aluminum anodization on parts hundreds of times. The standard is to use MIL-A-8625, which covers a range of anodization specs.. Type II anodization is often...
08-02-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,436
Posted By gugie

Wise words that apply to many things.

Wise words that apply to many things.
08-02-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,436
Posted By gugie

I've been spreading frames for years, most of...

I've been spreading frames for years, most of them are vintage frames going from 120 to 130mm. I'd make sure you have it done by someone who knows what they're doing, and will keep the rear wheel...
08-02-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,874
Posted By gugie

Well, looks like we're both wrong. From your...

Well, looks like we're both wrong. From your link:

"This is the second lightest rear derailleur ever built by Suntour, as the Cyclone Mark II (RD-3500 Short Cage) beat it by 9 grams! "
08-01-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,164
Posted By gugie

Before we all start spending me money, check out...

Before we all start spending me money, check out pricing for just a one color print (https://www.specializedwaterbottles.com/site/faq/usa_pricelist_2022-95-.pdf).

That's about a grand for 200...
08-01-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,164
Posted By gugie

My plan is to come away from this with a few...

My plan is to come away from this with a few hundred dollars. I think if I start with a thousand I should hit that goal.
08-01-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,164
Posted By gugie

Jeez, I guess I need to do something 'bout...

Jeez, I guess I need to do something 'bout this...

Ok, so first let's talk bottles. There's cheapie bottles and then it looks like there's Specialized bottles. I'd rather have a quality bottle...
08-01-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By gugie

In a world where some of my favorite old bike...

In a world where some of my favorite old bike shops are closing down, Eroica California is on the ropes, and pandemic related cancellations have killed many bicycle events, it's great to know that...
08-01-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,874
Posted By gugie

Huh, Disraeli Gears shows it at 195 grams ...

Huh, Disraeli Gears shows it at 195 grams (https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site/suntour_superbe_derailleur_2100.html)vs 175 for Cyclone first gen...
08-01-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,164
Posted By gugie

May lose money on that, but I could make it up on...

May lose money on that, but I could make it up on the volume.

A few years ago nlerner took me on a bicycle tour of Boston. We stopped for coffee, because Neal.
...
07-30-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,164
Posted By gugie

I think $50 of bikingsheareregal time might cover...

I think $50 of bikingsheareregal time might cover it.
07-30-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,874
Posted By gugie

2nd lightest, and IMO 2nd prettiest derailleur of...

2nd lightest, and IMO 2nd prettiest derailleur of all time. Huret Jubilee is lightest and prettiest in my book, but a Cyclone will outshift it 6 days a week and twice on Sunday.

GT Version on my...
07-30-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By gugie

Bring it to Cino, he's a regular there.

Bring it to Cino, he's a regular there.
07-29-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,293
Posted By gugie

In Oregon we've been able to say "who da ho?...

In Oregon we've been able to say "who da ho? Idaho (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idaho_stop)" for the past year and run stop signs.
07-29-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,164
Posted By gugie

I'm riding with my publicist tomorrow, we will...

I'm riding with my publicist tomorrow, we will discuss.
07-28-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 810
Posted By gugie

Spring break, freshman year in college, flew up...

Spring break, freshman year in college, flew up from Santa Barbara to SF with a buddy and two boxed bikes. 2nd day we made it to the outskirts of Pacific Grove on California Hwy 1 and it was getting...
07-27-22, 08:22 PM
07-27-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,164
Posted By gugie

Doc, at that exact moment I would have paid a lot...

Doc, at that exact moment I would have paid a lot more for that ice.
07-27-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,164
Posted By gugie

So, if I were to invest $600 ($3 per, 200 min)...

So, if I were to invest $600 ($3 per, 200 min) and divide it with the 12 people who would buy 2 (24), everybody pays $25 per bottle and I break even.

Operators are standing by.
...
07-27-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,531
Posted By gugie

I'm still a working stiff, retirement is a bit...

I'm still a working stiff, retirement is a bit dependent on the stock market, with a hard stop about a year from now. I'm hoping the gov'mint injection into my industry will jack up our stock stat.
07-27-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,008
Posted By gugie

You're now dead to me. :50:

You're now dead to me.
:50:
07-27-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,531
Posted By gugie

Long term forecast (for what they're worth) is...

Long term forecast (for what they're worth) is for temps to drop next week. The hotter the day, the earlier we'll start. Prediction tomorrow, for example is a high of 100. At 7am it'll be 69 degrees,...
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