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11-06-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,929
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Mine, too! Alfine 8, black paint, stainless...

Mine, too! Alfine 8, black paint, stainless steel fenders, Brooks saddle...

Such similar build description; such different bikes :)

...
10-23-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Keep them; they are weird and unusual. Dunno...

Keep them; they are weird and unusual. Dunno about sourcing fresh brake pads for something like that?

Being able to stop is overrated anyway. Just ask anyone who rides a brakeless fixie. :)
10-23-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,163
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Ok, from what I've seen of your collection,...

Ok, from what I've seen of your collection, that's a bit of an understatement :)
10-22-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 21,479
Views: 4,118,371
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

A grey bike is a grey bike. What else do you...

A grey bike is a grey bike. What else do you need to know? Sheesh.
10-17-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

That original rear rack is a rare thing indeed....

That original rear rack is a rare thing indeed. That is quite the trash find.
10-14-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I hope so, Doc. AndyK sent me an email about a...

I hope so, Doc. AndyK sent me an email about a Seattle group ride on th-fri but I haven't found the thread on it.

Is there a thread? I'm scheduled to have Thursday off - so far.
10-14-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

GAAAAHHH! Next thing you'll be telling me to...

GAAAAHHH! Next thing you'll be telling me to ditch the dork disc! Blasphemy!!


Man, I hope so, soon. We finally have a group of new kids in our office, so theoretically I get two days off a week...
10-14-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

No, they look like the basic Normandy Hi Flange...

No, they look like the basic Normandy Hi Flange hubs you see on tons of mid-range French rides from the 70s. Not the fancier ones, and definitely not Helicomatics, if that's what you're thinking. ...
10-14-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Anybody know what's the deal with the turkey...

Anybody know what's the deal with the turkey levers? Not sure how the G-J's came equipped, now that I think about it. Maybe that dates the bike better. The black rubber hoods are apparently...
10-14-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Bag o' bits included the original and very spinny...

Bag o' bits included the original and very spinny Kyokuto Top-Run pedals with Christophe clips, some new Soma straps and all the original mounting hardware for that mess, as well as all the original...
10-14-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Of course at $250, it was too cheap to not buy....

Of course at $250, it was too cheap to not buy. :lol:

That horrible saddle will have to go, of course, but I've got a big box o' suspended French and English leather to dig into for a suitable...
10-14-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Lascauxcaveman pops in (MBK Grand Jubile content)

Due to the INSANE workload I've had in the last two years, I've been largely absent from these pages for that period. Also, I'm not riding, basically, at all :(

Today I had a rare day off from...
08-15-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 932
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I really didn't need a motobecane grand touring...

I really didn't need a motobecane grand touring but...

Well, 'need' and 'want' are both kinda subjective, I guess.
08-07-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Classy AF. :thumb:

Classy AF. :thumb:
08-04-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Orange track bike on the cover of this Week's New Yorker magazine

The livery looks familiar but I can't place it. (Just shows Ive been a stranger from this site far too long :( )

...
04-22-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 23,156
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

You honor my memory, sir. I wish I had time...

You honor my memory, sir.

I wish I had time to play these games, again. That bike and that thread turned out to be a lot of fun :)
04-06-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Wow! That seat post retention setup is nuckin'...

Wow! That seat post retention setup is nuckin' futs!
02-27-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

That black plastic Cannondale dork disc is a...

That black plastic Cannondale dork disc is a %#$!+=$% atrocity - and I absolutely love it!

I have one just like it hanging on my wall. I just don't have the balls to actually put it on a bike....
01-08-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I wouldn't mind looking at it, but don't have any...

I wouldn't mind looking at it, but don't have any spare time (literally). Not sure if I even have a day off at all next week. Lots of people out sick. I've been flirting with the 80-hour work week...
12-26-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,893
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

This thread is the best. Not to be a Debbie...

This thread is the best.

Not to be a Debbie Downer, here, but considering he's carrying your genes, Roger, how long do you think before he's too tall to ride that beauty? I suppose once that...
12-26-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

If I had any time to ride anymore, I might...

If I had any time to ride anymore, I might actually look for one of those in my size. Even if they are super ugly. :eek:
12-25-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,501
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'm guessing that's the only bicycle in your...

I'm guessing that's the only bicycle in your collection that's dishwasher-safe. :)
12-25-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Also, I might add, if you're getting poor service...

Also, I might add, if you're getting poor service from USPS, it helps to remember that the boys and girls doing the "last mile" stuff are all human and make mistakes, sometimes from carelessness, or...
12-25-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Hey, Bill, thanks for remembering me. It's true...

Hey, Bill, thanks for remembering me. It's true I've kind of fallen off the face of the cycling earth. I'm working some insane hours (typically 70-75 hrs/wk as a rural route driver) and somehow...
11-08-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,236
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

They did. But the Voyageur wasn't one of the...

They did. But the Voyageur wasn't one of the models they made there. It's a Panasonic-built bike.
06-11-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,636
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

That was a good day. I still have the Raleigh...

That was a good day. I still have the Raleigh (foreground, now fixified) and the now somewhat Gugified MIJ Bianchi (in the back) but not a lot of time to ride them!

The three in the middle have...
04-23-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,054
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Bone shakers have their place. It's in the...

Bone shakers have their place. It's in the museum, or on the street, 300 years ago.

That's not to say I don't want to make one out of wood and glue, the next time the $100 klunker challenge role...
04-12-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,571
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Man, those clouds, that sky. You got 'em. ...

Man, those clouds, that sky. You got 'em. :thumb:
03-07-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Maybe - maybe not. But that dork disc is...

Maybe - maybe not. But that dork disc is atrocious! Better buy that bike :)
02-05-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,294
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Yeah, I had a Trek 2100 and I want to find...

Yeah, I had a Trek 2100 and I want to find another one that's actually my size to see if it's a as good as I remembered.

At 19 lbs, it was the lightest bike I ever owned. I'm sure I could get...
02-04-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,479
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I wouldn't touch that Serotta. It's too dang cool...

I wouldn't touch that Serotta. It's too dang cool the way it is. I think it's the only bike in your collection I've ridden more than a mile, and I somehow feel nostalgic for it.

Do the Bianchi;...
01-24-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,714
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

For the record, mine is US spec. Made through...

For the record, mine is US spec. Made through 1999 at the Subaru factory in Lafayette, Indiana, specifically for postal drivers. Adapting to RHD came back easy to me; having lived in Australia for...
01-22-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,714
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Driving the mail, these days. Got a job with the...

Driving the mail, these days. Got a job with the USPS, bought a RHD Subaru wagon, working six days every week, sometimes 12-14 hours a day and making more money than I have in my life. (Not saying...
12-24-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,404
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Well, the clamp anyway. But I've seen more than...

Well, the clamp anyway. But I've seen more than one rider set theirs up that way, I guess to make the reach more comfortable for them.
12-24-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Sometimes a bicycle just needs a hug.

Sometimes a bicycle just needs a hug.
12-05-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,477
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

And you can STILL get the XL clips (in plastic)...

And you can STILL get the XL clips (in plastic) on eBay. ...
11-19-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,739
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

My best score is nowadays commonly known as Eine...

My best score is nowadays commonly known as Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, which that Mozart dude stole from me when he was playing keyboards in the rock band I was fronting in highschool, then he took back...
11-19-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,093
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I've never even thought of this question. ...

I've never even thought of this question. Someday I will, though. When I learn to ride a bike.
11-19-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,616
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

...and let's not forget our Cino friend Byron,...

...and let's not forget our Cino friend Byron, who's a about a million years old and does that **** on a fixie.

...
11-17-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure....

Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

:)
10-24-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Nbd
Views: 1,374
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

That's a seemingly nice bike for two bills. ...

That's a seemingly nice bike for two bills. :thumb:
10-24-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,514
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

It all adds up, I suppose.

It all adds up, I suppose.
10-24-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,872
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Right now, I'm more worried it's gonna collide...

Right now, I'm more worried it's gonna collide with his downtube.

Why do you put these terrible thoughts in my head, you monster?
10-23-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,872
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Stick with the barcons.

Stick with the barcons.
10-23-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,224
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'm with plonz; long term, this is a NR/SR bike....

I'm with plonz; long term, this is a NR/SR bike.

As far as cleaning it up; go gently as possible. Maybe start with a feather duster and hope that does the trick. It's chromovelato. :lol:
10-18-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,671
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Not just bent, but twisted, as thinktubes said. ...

Not just bent, but twisted, as thinktubes said. Those pulleys look they are rotating on very different planes, which I think would be problematic. Not that those C'dA derailleurs shift all that...
10-18-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21,479
Views: 4,118,371
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Or maybe a 'recoil' seat post, since it's a...

Or maybe a 'recoil' seat post, since it's a Mossberg?
10-10-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,065
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

...And it might be a bit lighter, too. but...

...And it might be a bit lighter, too. but probably not by whole lot. The Surly has slightly more modern running gear.
10-10-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,985
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Another early 70s data point - 1973 Nishiki Semi...

Another early 70s data point - 1973 Nishiki Semi Pro, absolutely maxed out on 38mm tires, no fenders. The chainstays are the tight point, followed by the bridge for the rear brake.
...
10-07-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

They seem both a bit pricey, depending on what...

They seem both a bit pricey, depending on what else is available locally, of course. And yeah, the Eros is built for a taller person than the Brava.
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