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10-20-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,892
Posted By scozim

My new shop was just signed off by the building...

My new shop was just signed off by the building department last week. Wishing the plans had 12 ft walls instead of 10. The daughter's soon to be installed batting cage and need for a pitching lane ...
10-15-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By scozim

Ok, now that was hilarious

Ok, now that was hilarious
10-14-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By scozim

Eldi repair stand - anyone know anything about them

3-4 years ago my brother-in-law says he has a bike repair stand he wasn't using and asked if I wanted it. At the time I was just using my 5 bike hitch rack screwed to the leg of a workbench so I said...
09-18-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By scozim

That is a sweet looking ride!!

That is a sweet looking ride!!
09-18-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3,703
Views: 327,245
Posted By scozim

Anxiously waiting subcontractors to finish the...

Anxiously waiting subcontractors to finish the shop so I can actually start wrenching again - several projects are patiently waiting. This last year has been a test of patience when it comes to...
09-18-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,601
Posted By scozim

Nice seeing the photos. Haven't ridden since...

Nice seeing the photos. Haven't ridden since Labor Day due to heavy smoke and hazardous to very hazardous air quality as well as work and dealing with all the folks who lost all they had in Oregon...
08-30-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,601
Posted By scozim

Took the Klein Pulse Comp climbing for a couple...

Took the Klein Pulse Comp climbing for a couple of hours today.
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08-27-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,176
Posted By scozim

As one from the rural PNW I can't relate to the...

As one from the rural PNW I can't relate to the flat lands or city riding. I'm so used the variation you find here between mountains, hills, farm country, miles and miles of back roads, paved MUP's,...
08-24-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,084
Posted By scozim

I have some 1.75" Forte's that I'll use on the...

I have some 1.75" Forte's that I'll use on the Trek 950 once in awhile. Grip is ok. The knobbies are on it in this photo.

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08-23-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,601
Posted By scozim

Nice quiet Sunday ride today - no wind which is a...

Nice quiet Sunday ride today - no wind which is a rarity around here. 2nd cutting of hay is underway
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08-19-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By scozim

Derailleur hanger appears to be ok - just a...

Derailleur hanger appears to be ok - just a little chipped paint in a couple of spots.
08-19-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By scozim

Can't disagree with you there. Broke one spoke...

Can't disagree with you there. Broke one spoke and bent another. The rest appear fine
08-17-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,054
Posted By scozim

Been a couple of weeks. The bike has cleaned up...

Been a couple of weeks. The bike has cleaned up well. I slapped on some cheap Performance Forte Strada 700X25 tires but will eventually go to tubulars with Continental Sprinter Gatorskins. Swapped...
08-07-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,054
Posted By scozim

:) The comment today was "now you need to start...

:) The comment today was "now you need to start selling bikes". Probably be more like parts. But, I do need to shrink the fleet a little.
08-07-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,054
Posted By scozim

I'll ride it with the lower seat post and enjoy...

I'll ride it with the lower seat post and enjoy it for sure. It needs some work so I'm sure I'll be a little anxious to get it out on the road.
08-07-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,054
Posted By scozim

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08-07-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,054
Posted By scozim

Yard/estate sale part 2 - custom bike

I posted about the yard/estate sale buy from this past weekend (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1209172-first-good-yard-sale-find-couple-questions.html) that was really like a swap meet....
08-04-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By scozim

These lower end French bikes can be a pretty...

These lower end French bikes can be a pretty comfortable ride. Especially with a few upgrades in parts.
08-02-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,252
Posted By scozim

That was my guess - just wasn't too sure.

That was my guess - just wasn't too sure.
08-02-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,252
Posted By scozim

First good yard sale find - and a couple of questions

Roger M scored an early 70's Gitane Tour de France yesterday at a yard sale in the Seattle area and then clued me in on a bunch of parts still there (including a tubular wheelset and freewheels)....
07-02-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,601
Posted By scozim

6th straight day of crazy wind. Sure glad I...

6th straight day of crazy wind. Sure glad I squeezed myself into the storage unit and pulled the Klein mtb out. Got 3 great rides in this week. Today was a flat ride on a portion of the Iron Horse...
06-21-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By scozim

1985 Cyclist magazine buying guide

Tried to scan this with the Genius Scan app today - not sure how clear it is. Sounded like a few wanted to see it after my last post about getting some old Cyclist magazines from my dad.
06-13-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By scozim

Yeah, figured that comment would happen. The...

Yeah, figured that comment would happen. The bike is quite a distraction.
06-12-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By scozim

Dumpster diving at my dad's

Today was a mental break/vacation day to travel with one of my brothers to Spokane WA for a store closeout sale and then south for an hour to my parents place in the Palouse region to help around...
06-06-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By scozim

N+1 prisoner jersey

My wife asked what I wanted for Father's Day. Not sure if anyone has seen this or not. I was messing around on the Online Cycling Gear site and came across this jersey - N+1 Prisoner jersey. Gonna...
06-06-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,601
Posted By scozim

Early ride today - approximately 33 miles as I...

Early ride today - approximately 33 miles as I continue to build up endurance after two years of sporadic riding. 4th day in the saddle this week and felt good after yesterday’s day off.

This...
06-03-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 10,473
Posted By scozim

Vantage Hwy - Ellensburg...

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On the way to the Snake River south of Colfax, WA...
06-01-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,539
Posted By scozim

Gotta finish the shop first. ...

Gotta finish the shop first.


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05-24-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,601
Posted By scozim

Productive day today. Got in a vintage drive and...

Productive day today. Got in a vintage drive and a vintage ride. Wish I could have gotten more miles on the bike but the wind was increasing and getting to be much more of an issue so I cut it...
05-17-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,601
Posted By scozim

Rare for me - 2 days in a row for rides. ...

Rare for me - 2 days in a row for rides.

Yesterday at the end of my ride before I turn and head west to the house I spot two cyclists ahead of me. Crud - my competitive brain kicked in and I had...
05-04-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,601
Posted By scozim

Not sure if we'll be able to swing it this year...

Not sure if we'll be able to swing it this year but I would definitely like to shoot for 2021 if folks are up for it. Make it a 2-3 thing again with multiple rides. I have a 85 mile, paved route...
05-04-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,601
Posted By scozim

Haven't posted here in awhile but have been...

Haven't posted here in awhile but have been riding since the end of January. And, riding much more than last year when I was recovering from cervical fusion surgery. We moved in October and I had a...
05-04-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By scozim

Tough call but I'm a huge fan of the Super Vitus...

Tough call but I'm a huge fan of the Super Vitus framed bikes so I would lean Pug - unless it was a little more challenge to get a good fit
04-27-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7,097
Views: 803,871
Posted By scozim

Finally after months of waiting we'll break...

Finally after months of waiting we'll break ground on my new shop tomorrow. Then I can get the stable of bikes out of storage where I can't get to them.
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04-24-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By scozim

Agreed. When he started asking about my Super...

Agreed. When he started asking about my Super Vitus framed bikes and if I had any 531 bikes it was like - can this get any better. :)
04-24-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By scozim

Fun conversation while riding today

Took the old Nishiki Marina 12 for a spin today (it is normally on the indoor trainer but I wanted something different today). I was having a great, short ride as I needed to get back to work when I...
04-13-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6,630
Views: 600,264
Posted By scozim

Was off the net and social media for the past...

Was off the net and social media for the past three months. Got some good riding in since the end of January as my brain wasn’t stuck thinking I needed to check what was “happening” all the time. I...
01-05-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,457
Posted By scozim

2019 was my first "N -" year. I stripped parts...

2019 was my first "N -" year. I stripped parts off of a few bikes I just didn't use anymore and the frames are gone. I only purchase one bike and that was on January 1, 2019. It was this Colnago...
01-04-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 46,505
Posted By scozim

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01-03-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,280
Posted By scozim

Late to the game as always. Outside of C&V I have...

Late to the game as always. Outside of C&V I have two main occupiers of my time:

1965 Ford Falcon (bought back in 2016 after selling it in 1988). Due to schedule I took it to two shows in 2019 and...
06-15-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 38,518
Posted By scozim

Well that looks familiar. This is the 1984 I got...

Well that looks familiar. This is the 1984 I got from my brother free last fall. It's now my yard sale bike. Comfortable, stable ride. Far from fast, but also far from slow. A few adjustments...
05-06-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,893
Posted By scozim

1984 Gitane Sprint - it's back to having a proper...

1984 Gitane Sprint - it's back to having a proper stem now

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1984 Gitane Tour...
04-15-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 26,071
Posted By scozim

Homeless story on Rebecca Twigg

Saw this article today in the Seattle Times...
04-07-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,188
Posted By scozim

I think the Gitane gold of the early 70's is...

I think the Gitane gold of the early 70's is stunning if done right.

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02-21-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3,703
Views: 327,245
Posted By scozim

Still working through the Nishiki Maxima build....

Still working through the Nishiki Maxima build. Tubular wheels will eventually go on it. Looking at a set of Araya Aero 4 now and would welcome comments about those if anyone has used them.
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01-01-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,104
Posted By scozim

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01-01-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,104
Posted By scozim

Finally got an "Italian", er Japanese bike (lots of photos)

I read with interest this weekend the spirited discussion on the Italian vs. Japanese (and other makes) and what makes the Italian bikes so desirable for many. The interest came because I knew I was...
12-15-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,466
Posted By scozim

Dang, nice find for a flea market bike. Tubular...

Dang, nice find for a flea market bike. Tubular rims and all. That should clean up real nicely.
10-06-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6,930
Views: 2,463,401
Posted By scozim

Well, got it done tonight after my shifter...

Well, got it done tonight after my shifter arrived. I added a couple of spacers just so the quill adapter looked one thickness. Needed to fashion straddle cables to get the road levers to work...
07-23-17, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3,263
Views: 735,789
Posted By scozim

Another (I think) well done Tour de France this...

Another (I think) well done Tour de France this year. Some intrigue with crashes, disqualifications and very little time differences in the mountains among the top 3 riders. Just too bad there...
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