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05-21-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By JacobLee

Excellent advice! Thanks,

Excellent advice! Thanks,
05-21-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14,683
Views: 3,519,788
Posted By JacobLee

Today's Estate Sale haul: ...

Today's Estate Sale haul:

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05-21-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By JacobLee

Aha! So laced at a Schwinn shop, presumably?

Aha! So laced at a Schwinn shop, presumably?
05-21-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By JacobLee

Interesting Set of Wheels

Well, at least I think they're interesting, in a time capsule sort of way. Thanks to philpeugeot for posting the Offer Up link on the ebay/craigslist thread, and apologies to attylah for responding...
05-16-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 767
Posted By JacobLee

It's Camouflage Your Tall Trek Month. I just...

It's Camouflage Your Tall Trek Month. I just found out about it on Saturday:
...
05-15-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By JacobLee

More pics of their handiwork, cleaned up: ...

More pics of their handiwork, cleaned up:

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05-09-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 674
Posted By JacobLee

Wow, Onza cantilevers!

Wow, Onza cantilevers!
05-08-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 674
Posted By JacobLee

Evapo-Rust, take me awayÖ ...

Evapo-Rust, take me awayÖ

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I think Iíll dunk...
05-08-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,755
Posted By JacobLee

I find a lot of tool kits, patch kits, and old...

I find a lot of tool kits, patch kits, and old tubes at estate sales, even if the bikes are long gone. Theyíre usually in bedroom closet areas. Last weekend I found a Park Y wrench and a seat bag in...
05-06-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 674
Posted By JacobLee

1989 Bruce Gordon Hikari

Many of you might have seen this bike a month or so ago in my Estate Sale Bid Box Massacre (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1249542-estate-sale-bid-box-massacre.html) thread, but I figure...
05-03-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,317,026
Posted By JacobLee

Pretty sure they were little chunks of green...

Pretty sure they were little chunks of green paint. Hard to photograph. Our heavy pollen drop ended a few weeks ago.
05-02-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,317,026
Posted By JacobLee

And this is about the coolest cycling photo Iíve...

And this is about the coolest cycling photo Iíve seen in a while. Something about the hat and the hair and the blue tarp on the roof of the house. I just like it!
05-02-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,317,026
Posted By JacobLee

Took a little ride to check out some newly...

Took a little ride to check out some newly completed cycling infrastructure in Portland, but I took the wrong bike. Getting caught in a downpour with no fenders and a seat with a cutout makes for a...
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By JacobLee

Excellent suggestions! Iíve got a pretty good set...

Excellent suggestions! Iíve got a pretty good set of pics, but next time Iíll think ahead and take a set with the idea that they will be listing photos. Again, very smart ideas.

I put it on CL for...
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By JacobLee

Yep, pretty sure it's the original post. As far...

Yep, pretty sure it's the original post. As far as consumables go, I couldn't help myself; I wanted to ride it for the experience. Fortunately, I bought the Kool Stop Weinmann 4-dot pads and the...
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By JacobLee

74 Raleigh International

Hey Everybody,

This is a 74 Raleigh International I picked up at an estate sale recently. I treated it to a very thorough overhaul and enjoyed the process very much. It came to me with original...
04-28-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,755
Posted By JacobLee

Darn it, I found this under my dining room table!...

Darn it, I found this under my dining room table! Better send it back. My bad.
...
04-26-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,317,026
Posted By JacobLee

Shakedown ride on new estate sale International....

Shakedown ride on new estate sale International. The rear wheel immediately shifted over to the left, but no problems after that was put right. Did the usual 10 miles/1,000 feet and I still have all...
04-25-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,755
Posted By JacobLee

BOC begins itís cross country road trip from a...

BOC begins itís cross country road trip from a drizzly Portland today. I thought about hand delivering it, but with gas prices these days, and Iíd break the rules concerning time limits if I rode my...
04-23-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,693
Posted By JacobLee

The International cleaned up nicely! ...

The International cleaned up nicely!

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04-23-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,755
Posted By JacobLee

Okay, I did my best to reduce some bork-age and...

Okay, I did my best to reduce some bork-age and increase some stoke-age, but Iím not sure I succeeded. At least itís going out the door three pounds heavier!
...
04-22-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,755
Posted By JacobLee

Maybe after a couple more pours some of this crap...

Maybe after a couple more pours some of this crap will start to look good. 23 pounds, by the way. Stickers look great.
...
04-20-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,693
Posted By JacobLee

Well, I managed to get the drivetrain working...

Well, I managed to get the drivetrain working well with that big cassette thanks to everyone who responded to a separate, specific Suntour V-GT luxe thread. I learned many things about the combo of...
04-16-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 163,344
Posted By JacobLee

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April 16, Portland, Oregon. He probably should...
04-15-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By JacobLee

That pic is in big cog little chainring. Yes, the...

That pic is in big cog little chainring. Yes, the b-screw is riding on the edge of the hanger tab. Iíve never liked maxing out a b-screw anyways because it feels so delicate.

Correct me if Iím...
04-14-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,952
Posted By JacobLee

Iíve cracked three helmets in the last thirty...

Iíve cracked three helmets in the last thirty years, and have been glad for the extra time on this earth that each of them has allowed me.
04-14-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By JacobLee

I think I pulled it off! I went back to the der...

I think I pulled it off! I went back to the der with the tighter parallelogram and no locknut. I found a washer in my stash that I had to sort of thread into the hanger bolt. I added the original...
04-13-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By JacobLee

Hmm, I think you may have solved a big part of...

Hmm, I think you may have solved a big part of the problem. I have three of these V-GT's; two have the same hanger bolt, with only a couple of washers and no lock nut. One of these used to have a...
04-13-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By JacobLee

Thanks for the input, Everyone! I should...

Thanks for the input, Everyone!

I should really be going to work, but thereís no rush when thereís an alignment to be checked.

Chain checker shows a consistent .75, so close, but should be okay...
04-12-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By JacobLee

Suntour V-GTluxe Question

Hey Everyone,

Iíve been doing my best to set up a V-GTluxe on a Ď74 International with a 14-32 freewheel. Iíve got it working pretty well after fiddling especially with axle position and chain...
04-12-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,693
Posted By JacobLee

A little research revealed that 21 loose 3/16Ē...

A little research revealed that 21 loose 3/16Ē balls are ideal, so I cracked it open and removed a bb from each race. It felt fine, but it would bug me.

I swapped the newish derailleurs for a...
04-11-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,317,026
Posted By JacobLee

Dang, those forecasters are getting good. ...

Dang, those forecasters are getting good.

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04-10-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,693
Posted By JacobLee

Patina with a capitol P! Maybe not all caps as...

Patina with a capitol P! Maybe not all caps as the chrome is beautiful and thereís no hint of rust.
...
04-09-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,693
Posted By JacobLee

Sounds reasonable. Maybe itís Campy dust? Only...

Sounds reasonable. Maybe itís Campy dust? Only one of these items is aluminum:
...
04-08-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,317,026
Posted By JacobLee

Thanks! Itís a bit loud, but I like it.

Thanks! Itís a bit loud, but I like it.
04-07-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,317,026
Posted By JacobLee

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75 degrees in Portland today. Snow in the...
04-05-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,317,026
Posted By JacobLee

I remember my first ride after testicular cancer...

I remember my first ride after testicular cancer treatment. It was pretty special. I was a younger man and wearing a yellow rubber bracelet, if that dates it at all.
04-05-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,693
Posted By JacobLee

I figure most folks want to hear that stuff, but...

I figure most folks want to hear that stuff, but who knows. I guess the next line to cross would be bragging about how much we get for things on Ebay. Now that's definitely going too far! Or is it?
...
04-05-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,693
Posted By JacobLee

Hey, whaddaya know! Congrats to them for...

Hey, whaddaya know! Congrats to them for outlasting Bike Gallery, which is technically still open, but now a Trek shop.
04-04-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,693
Posted By JacobLee

Yep, wrote my name, number, description, and...

Yep, wrote my name, number, description, and offer on a slip of paper around 1pm on Saturday, and got a phone call around 1pm on Sunday.
04-04-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
Posted By JacobLee

Agreed! I always tell myself Iím only going to...

Agreed! I always tell myself Iím only going to spring for those under $100 scores, but then I get caught up in the thrill of the hunt. Looking forward to some good olí garage sales as soon as the...
04-03-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,693
Posted By JacobLee

Donít forget the seatpost and bottom bracket! ...

Donít forget the seatpost and bottom bracket!

Sometimes I feel tacky for including prices paid for bikes, but then I remember that anyone posting a new carbon gravel bike or mountain bike has...
04-03-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,693
Posted By JacobLee

And, you know, half the fun is posting it. And...

And, you know, half the fun is posting it. And the first five minutes with a screwdriver:
...
04-03-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,693
Posted By JacobLee

Estate Sale Bid Box Massacre

Well, it wasnít supposed to go down that wayÖ

I had looked at a couple of overpriced machines yesterday at an estate sale, and figured, ďWhat the heck, Iíll put a couple of bids in the box.Ē I...
04-03-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
Posted By JacobLee

Oh crap, I just got a call that I won both bids. ...

Oh crap, I just got a call that I won both bids.

I did not intend to hijack this thread, so Iíll stop now. Itís not a DeRosa and an Eisentraut, but still a lot of fun.
04-02-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,317,026
Posted By JacobLee

The other P-Town! I taught high school in...

The other P-Town! I taught high school in Petaluma for seven years, and never really grew to like it, but I did like the bike frames! I was riding one of them today:
...
03-26-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,317,026
Posted By JacobLee

Avert your eyes everyone! First ride of the year...

Avert your eyes everyone! First ride of the year in shorts!
...
03-20-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,317,026
Posted By JacobLee

Cherry blossom season = crowded paths. Nice to...

Cherry blossom season = crowded paths. Nice to see people mingling again.
...
03-12-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,317,026
Posted By JacobLee

B is for blossoms! ...

B is for blossoms!

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Sunny morning in Portland...
02-22-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,317,026
Posted By JacobLee

Yeah, the woop de doís look like fun. Never tried...

Yeah, the woop de doís look like fun. Never tried skates, not trying them now! The whole floor is built on barrels so that it can float inside the building if the river floods. I guess it has...
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