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08-10-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 223
Posted By Drillium Dude

Awesome - and 43+ years later, you get to...

Awesome - and 43+ years later, you get to overhaul another AO-8 for her, completing the cycle. How cool is that? Grail indeed.

I hope she enjoys many miles on it, or at least a regular ride around...
08-10-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,711
Posted By Drillium Dude

To address a few things: No, I won't go...

To address a few things:

No, I won't go strapped - not on a bike. A bike ride should be about fun, not preparing for possible battle.

As far as what is inviting the "abuse", I don't know. Could...
08-09-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,111
Posted By Drillium Dude

Offering another perspective on weight, my 853...

Offering another perspective on weight, my 853 Davidson came in at 22.4lbs:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x1600/image_0328c3f9fea8c403909fba19a6bc99b518794de6.png

At...
08-08-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 729
Posted By Drillium Dude

I'm actually not. Why? Because this very model...

I'm actually not. Why? Because this very model (and it appears model year) was my first serious road bike and I did the exact same thing with mine. Slow-ish rear-ender into the back of a Chrysler...
08-08-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 729
Posted By Drillium Dude

But the net result is a sloping top tube - that's...

But the net result is a sloping top tube - that's good, innit?

DD
08-06-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,641
Posted By Drillium Dude

^^^^^ Awesome pics! I see that Merz gets around...

^^^^^ Awesome pics! I see that Merz gets around to all the iconic places - and peeps :)

DD
08-06-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,641
Posted By Drillium Dude

Very nice - drawbridges are definitely one of the...

Very nice - drawbridges are definitely one of the iconic sights 'round Holland. Any chance of a windmill sighting...?

DD
08-06-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By Drillium Dude

Blackburn - my fave! ...

Blackburn - my fave!

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x960/image_b3a81dc20ef482cdd038bac63cfac947def7c8e5.png

DD
08-06-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,711
Posted By Drillium Dude

Out and about in the heat - 106 here today. Nice...

Out and about in the heat - 106 here today. Nice that I was able stop occasionally at various shaded oases. Took some pics at the one closest to home (mormon temple) on Pinnacle Peak Road. Btw, this...
08-06-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,641
Posted By Drillium Dude

Thank you! I've been waiting for this particular...

Thank you! I've been waiting for this particular icon since post #1 :)

DD
08-06-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,641
Posted By Drillium Dude

Is one the Stars and Bars? DD

Is one the Stars and Bars?

DD
08-05-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7,686
Views: 859,214
Posted By Drillium Dude

I've always wanted a pair of Lotto 1000s that...

I've always wanted a pair of Lotto 1000s that fit; found these on Ebay a couple weeks back and ended up the only bidder. Shipped to my door for under $25 and fit like the proverbial glove. They look...
08-05-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,641
Posted By Drillium Dude

Yes :) As noted, no real restrictions here,...

Yes :)

As noted, no real restrictions here, although if cornered, I'm going with Webster's "widely known symbol" as my definition of choice regarding this thread.

In that case, both your...
08-05-22, 12:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,641
Posted By Drillium Dude

It sure is; seen here guarded by another icon: ...

It sure is; seen here guarded by another icon:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1148x1600/image_f15cd73a5dbdae067a9a6cda5413a10d68864de8.png

DD
08-04-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,641
Posted By Drillium Dude

Bikes 'n Icons

Not gonna place much in the way of restrictions on this one.

This is my is my idea of a representative photo:
...
08-03-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 893
Posted By Drillium Dude

Plenty of famous Italian builders opted for 3ttt...

Plenty of famous Italian builders opted for 3ttt vice Cinelli for their bar/stem needs on their built-up bikes. Bianchi, for one:
...
07-31-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,059
Posted By Drillium Dude

Words to live by (even tho, as most of us, I slip...

Words to live by (even tho, as most of us, I slip up there and again) :)

DD
07-29-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,018
Posted By Drillium Dude

Kurt, I will never, ever tire of your sense of...

Kurt, I will never, ever tire of your sense of humor :)

DD
07-28-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,711
Posted By Drillium Dude

Happy Birthday, Matt and Robin - two more July...

Happy Birthday, Matt and Robin - two more July babies :)

Looks like the perfect day out, Matt.

DD
07-28-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,711
Posted By Drillium Dude

Happy Birthday, Hugh! Just celebrated my 58th...

Happy Birthday, Hugh! Just celebrated my 58th last Sunday. The rides may be getting longer, but to my mind that's a good thing :)

DD
07-28-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7,686
Views: 859,214
Posted By Drillium Dude

Just received this from my sister for my 58th: ...

Just received this from my sister for my 58th:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1740x2000/new_read_c4e16c184f593a250d18643e1162cd27bfb6d852.jpg

A man on a road trip - on a...
07-26-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,239
Posted By Drillium Dude

Paul, I hope in whatever afterlife there is,...

Paul, I hope in whatever afterlife there is, you're now experiencing the equivalent of riding hundreds of miles a day - each ride on a different, but equally beautiful and flawlessly-performing bike....
07-26-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,186
Posted By Drillium Dude

Are you kidding? I'm thinking low-maintenance if...

Are you kidding? I'm thinking low-maintenance if she prefers the Camry to the Caddy - could mean she's plenty practical, too. That's my gal :)

DD
07-23-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,817
Posted By Drillium Dude

Hey! Aren't those worth in the neighborhood or...

Hey! Aren't those worth in the neighborhood or $1600 or something? Run, don't walk!

DD
07-23-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,490
Posted By Drillium Dude

Now that's the way to photo-document the backyard...

Now that's the way to photo-document the backyard display portion of Bob's annual Show 'n Ride! Thanks for all the fantastic photos, Roger M :)

DD
07-23-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Drillium Dude

Restored this one myself using overly thinned...

Restored this one myself using overly thinned enamels:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/768x1024/image_b0bc270ac9083886cc8dcbea6e6c733435453448.png

It's not as difficult...
07-22-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
Posted By Drillium Dude

It's not a bad shortcut, tho. One can inspect the...

It's not a bad shortcut, tho. One can inspect the bearing surfaces on the fixed cup easily enough, and can clean old lube/lay in new with it in place, too. Slide pre-greased bearings (assuming caged)...
07-22-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
Posted By Drillium Dude

Oh, I still leave mine in all the time otherwise....

Oh, I still leave mine in all the time otherwise. Even Sheldon tha God says that way's the bee's knees:Fixed Cup:"For normal servicing, only the adjustable (left) cup need be removed. It is a bad...
07-22-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
Posted By Drillium Dude

Of course, it would also have to be remoed if one...

Of course, it would also have to be remoed if one wanted to do an extra-spiffy frame refinish, too :)

DD
07-22-22, 01:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 747
Posted By Drillium Dude

Betcha they have him on a 70s Super, since his...

Betcha they have him on a 70s Super, since his TDF rig is a Colnago.

Looks like similar DNA to me:
...
07-21-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,891
Posted By Drillium Dude

1973 Colnago Super: ...

1973 Colnago Super:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1158x1600/image_b7e987885d42ce1244a405c3e5f469dd1a05eb7e.png

1979 Dennis Sparrow:
...
07-21-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,891
Posted By Drillium Dude

You know, I half-wondered if I'd began a similar...

You know, I half-wondered if I'd began a similar thread years ago a day or so after it went up; I was happy to see when I clicked on your link that, while we have had a similar thread, it wasn't me...
07-20-22, 04:42 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,891
Posted By Drillium Dude

Yes on the brazing gaps. The filing issue I...

Yes on the brazing gaps. The filing issue I always see is the over-filed area in the second photo, about halfway along the lower shoreline. And the non-matching fonts of the "Cs" in Colnago? That's...
07-20-22, 03:58 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,891
Posted By Drillium Dude

Figure I'd better do some damage control in...

Figure I'd better do some damage control in regards to my French comments; everyone has their level of finish/price point and yeah. Anyway, even at higher price points, there are goofs.

Funny I...
07-20-22, 03:25 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,891
Posted By Drillium Dude

I hear you. Lug/tube junctions have always looked...

I hear you. Lug/tube junctions have always looked to me like a bird swallowing something. Oversized tubing gives the impression this bird's being choked, yet the effect isn't as pronounced from even...
07-20-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 112,161
Posted By Drillium Dude

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1083x1600/image_12b97ef9fd4385d19176fba10418ac1039df5872.png

DD
07-20-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,891
Posted By Drillium Dude

Show Us Your Seat Lugs

IMHO the seat lug is the one area that truly highlights the difference between a good frame and a great one. However, I'm not placing a restriction on quality in this thread - if your bike has a seat...
07-19-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,065
Posted By Drillium Dude

I dunno, but I bet it can be found in here: ...

I dunno, but I bet it can be found in here:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/450x600/image_7aad6362cc8009ce8f9134c2cf0a15048d83b943.png

DD
07-19-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,254
Posted By Drillium Dude

This was resolved days ago. Nobody cares. DD

This was resolved days ago. Nobody cares.

DD
07-18-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,711
Posted By Drillium Dude

Ooooh - I would make the trip; would only take a...

Ooooh - I would make the trip; would only take a day from AZ!

Beautiful scenery you've got there.

DD
07-15-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,447
Posted By Drillium Dude

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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DD
07-13-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 810
Posted By Drillium Dude

AZ thermometer readings currently dictate...

AZ thermometer readings currently dictate beginning rides at the ever-popular Crack of Dawn, or the less-popular-but-much-more-inspiring Witching Hour. Full moons are a bonus :)

Since I'm gonna be...
07-13-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,255
Posted By Drillium Dude

This soul everyone is speaking of doesn't exist...

This soul everyone is speaking of doesn't exist in the bike or the rider, but rather in the interface between the two. Without one or the other, the magic can't happen.

DD
07-11-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,172
Posted By Drillium Dude

Never had children myself, but man, I could still...

Never had children myself, but man, I could still relate to your feelings regarding Thomas' accomplishment :)

DD
07-10-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,550
Posted By Drillium Dude

Hit from behind, then dragged, is my guess....

Hit from behind, then dragged, is my guess. Really did a number on that rim.

Betcha gugie could make that frame right again (and 650Bs will fit afterwards, too)!

DD
07-08-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,164
Posted By Drillium Dude

Was it wearing a helmet?. DD

Was it wearing a helmet?.

DD
07-04-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By Drillium Dude

Try your pinkie :) Gotta say, it's...

Try your pinkie :)

Gotta say, it's impressive that you've gotten this far on it without issue. The checked portion looks like it would give a person like me saddle sores just from looking at it,...
07-04-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,711
Posted By Drillium Dude

What a great shot! I like how synchronized...

What a great shot!

I like how synchronized they all are (seriously, look at the angles relative to one another), and the fact that the person on the oar closest the cox has a different style then...
07-04-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,516
Posted By Drillium Dude

Got this under-the-saddle tool roll (or whatever...

Got this under-the-saddle tool roll (or whatever they call it) from someone here, I believe, and have been using it almost exclusively ever since. I used to be the guy who took a bare minimum with me...
07-01-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,447
Posted By Drillium Dude

Tukwila Urban Center Pedestrian Bridge, Tukwila,...

Tukwila Urban Center Pedestrian Bridge, Tukwila, WA:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1511x1089/image_182c26cc57bfef310acb2d09d6dd18533ff6ed45.png

That's Jacob, my riding...
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