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10-23-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 177
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Stick with the barcons.

Stick with the barcons.
10-23-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 317
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: 728
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: 19,755
Views: 3,236,993
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: 593
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: 48
Views: 1,881
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: 311
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.
10-07-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 936
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Only honest answer is "You ride it and tell us." ...

Only honest answer is "You ride it and tell us." One of my best riding bikes is an old, cheap Apollo that is made of God Knows What. Nothing super special about the vintage parts I put on it, but...
10-06-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16,234
Views: 1,689,304
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

33 miles on the Olympic Discovery Trail. Not a...

33 miles on the Olympic Discovery Trail. Not a lot climbing, but it took a lot out of me; I'm really out of shape. :( A nice section between Lake Crescent and Forks, WA. Forgot to put my water bottle...
10-03-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Woah, your size and Sante-equipped? Score :thumb:

Woah, your size and Sante-equipped? Score :thumb:
10-03-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 93,153
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Very likely a Steller's Jay. All over western...

Very likely a Steller's Jay. All over western North America.
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/assets/photo/70582711-480px.jpg
10-03-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 775
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Those stickers are absolutely reVueltaing....

Those stickers are absolutely reVueltaing. Removing them would improve the appearance of even a modern plastic bike.

Peel the stickers off that frame pump, while you're at it.
10-03-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 717
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

None for me; I already got rid of the ones that...

None for me; I already got rid of the ones that make me think that way. :)
10-03-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,943
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Funny you should mention that; while I was riding...

Funny you should mention that; while I was riding around Capitol Lake, I kept smelling weed, but didn't see any puffs coming out of cars or folks walking around the lake. I mentioned it to my friend...
10-03-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,943
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

If you see my doppelgänger out there, be very...

If you see my doppelgänger out there, be very careful. Karmic balance would suggest he's extremely evil, just to even things out. :D
10-03-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,943
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Those two pics are both long and/or arduous rides...

Those two pics are both long and/or arduous rides in very warm weather (Hurricane Ridge & Tour de Palouse). So you can bet I was wearing my nylon compression shorts under those khakis. So,...
09-25-20, 07:19 AM
09-23-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7,816
Views: 2,316,355
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

A claw is easy to find and will do ya....

A claw is easy to find and will do ya....
09-23-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I had a bad one: one wire bead on a set of...

I had a bad one: one wire bead on a set of 700x35s was 'smushed' (not bent, but somehow flattened) and the tire sidewall built over it was therefore deformed. No way, no how that tire would seat. ...
09-23-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,943
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

OMG, thoughts n' prayers. I'm so relieved you...

OMG, thoughts n' prayers. I'm so relieved you made it back home alive. I understand Seattle is not just anarchy, but an Anarchy Jurisdiction.

If you'll excuse me now, I am going to eat a plate...
09-21-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Not that one, no. Crazy good deal :thumb:

Not that one, no. Crazy good deal :thumb:
09-21-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Easy-Peasy-Cino-squeezy. It was in the one last...

Easy-Peasy-Cino-squeezy. It was in the one last year, anyway.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48845423107_ae0339fa93_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hqiyxn)

IIRC that's a 52-40-30 up front and...
09-20-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,684
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Because in the photo, it actually looks like the...

Because in the photo, it actually looks like the fork is bent? Like that blue and pink Miyata in post #11 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=11) . Or is it blue and...
09-20-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 512
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

For some reason, a lot of Elvis Costello tunes...

For some reason, a lot of Elvis Costello tunes from My Aim Is True through his Imperial Bedroom album, and songs of my own original compositions from when I was playing in bands. Early Squeeze, too....
09-19-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,486
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

She rides any damn bike she wants to, punk.

She rides any damn bike she wants to, punk.
09-18-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,943
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Mid 70s Mirage; pretty close to a bottom rung...

Mid 70s Mirage; pretty close to a bottom rung bike. Mine is rustier than yours, but an oxalic bath would go a long way to making it presentable again:

...
09-18-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'll take a crack; PM sent.

I'll take a crack; PM sent.
09-18-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

EXCEPT when he's riding sweep, to make sure the...

EXCEPT when he's riding sweep, to make sure the frail, broken bodies of us mere mortals don't die alone and forgotten out there somewhere on the blistering, dusty prairie. ;)

(Yes, I'm in that...
09-18-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,943
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

If, for some reason, you want that exact frame in...

If, for some reason, you want that exact frame in that exact color in a slightly larger size, I've got one you can have for free. PM me.

That is really a unique colorway, and I have no idea what...
09-18-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,074
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Find a nicely preserved '95 Nissan Skyline GTR...

Find a nicely preserved '95 Nissan Skyline GTR and bring it back home to me. Pretty please?
09-18-20, 01:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I concur; the frame is likely too small for you. ...

I concur; the frame is likely too small for you. :(

Great bike, though.
09-18-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7,816
Views: 2,316,355
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Or you could just swim it; it's only 18 - 20...

Or you could just swim it; it's only 18 - 20 miles across the Straight of Juan de Fuca. You ride bikes the same size as mine, so don't worry about bringing your own hardware. If you survive the...
09-17-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Full-on tourer, unicrown fork suggests to me it's...

Full-on tourer, unicrown fork suggests to me it's l990s or late 80s. That serial number and the lug angle posted on the seat cluster is going to be a big hint to somebody. But not me.
09-16-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,542
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Very delayed answer, but the shifter that comes...

Very delayed answer, but the shifter that comes with the Alfine 8 hub is sized for the typical narrower diameter of a flat bar setup; won't work on most drop bars or other types with a bend involved....
09-16-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7,816
Views: 2,316,355
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I remember riding that thing that last time you...

I remember riding that thing that last time you came up to Port Angeles. I don't remember the configuration; just raising the seat post an inch and a half and zipping around town for a hour, you and...
09-16-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 575
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'd wax it and build it.

I'd wax it and build it.
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

That seems a bit high for me; for how...

That seems a bit high for me; for how used-looking it is. But then again, I'm not in the market for an older group like that. (Insert shruggie emoticon)
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Ask a hundred; take 50. Not much market for cute...

Ask a hundred; take 50. Not much market for cute li'l vintage bikes like that. But Squeee, it's totes adorbs :)
09-15-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,686
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I had the great good fortune to spend my youthful...

I had the great good fortune to spend my youthful summers on a lake with first an old rowboat that my dad converted to a little sailboat (daggerboards fitted with plumbing parts), then an El Toro...
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

You're in luck, there is a subform here for the...

You're in luck, there is a subform here for the very task you're asking: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/

A moderator will likely move your topic to that...
09-14-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Another location, about 100 ft left of there. ...

Another location, about 100 ft left of there.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4307/36011285796_1ed33daecf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WScfDS)...
09-14-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

https://live.staticflickr.com/4467/37136206454_aaf...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4467/37136206454_aaf8e63dc9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YzALnC)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49152747256_6151a17e15_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hTsFiA)
...
09-13-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 996
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

All the boys in the 60s and 70s were in love with...

All the boys in the 60s and 70s were in love with Emma Peel. And the 80s, if you were listening to the radio in Seattle back then:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kskwZW9iQNM
09-13-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,703
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

1986 Univega Nuovo Sport. Dead, solid, minty...

1986 Univega Nuovo Sport. Dead, solid, minty perfect. I rode it about 150 miles over the six years I owned it and sold it this spring wearing the original 34-year-old tires still on it, in rideable...
09-13-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

It's definitely time. Sign me up.

It's definitely time. Sign me up.
09-13-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,943
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I rode out to the mailbox and back (0.7 miles...

I rode out to the mailbox and back (0.7 miles round trip); wife chastised me for it :(

This is the first day it's been real bad here in the extreme NW corner of CONUS. Finally caught up to us.
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09-12-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Maybe it's just the camera angle, but the fork...

Maybe it's just the camera angle, but the fork looks like it could be bent. :( If so, it most likely can be straightened, because it's steel.

I would also recommend going for a more conventional...
09-12-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 637
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

And I always get conflicting directions on my way...

And I always get conflicting directions on my way from C-Record St to Croce d'Aune.
09-12-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Crazy cool.

Crazy cool.
09-12-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 207,439
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

The proportions on that thing just look so...

The proportions on that thing just look so perfect. Bravo to both you and gugie.



Man, that is a long pull for those straddle cables. And I'm sure you told us all about it already, but that is...
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