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03-18-19, 09:36 AM
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Posted By gugie

Looks like I'm going to have to cede the Cambodia...

Looks like I'm going to have to cede the Cambodia market to you.

Well done!
03-17-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,791
Posted By gugie

I'm an ex-Big Valley guy myself, so I know a lot...

I'm an ex-Big Valley guy myself, so I know a lot of those roads as well. There's no way I'm going to replicate the Eroica ride, but if I were to do the ride you posted, I'd feel like I could reach...
03-16-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,652
Posted By gugie

Congrats! I'm sure you already know this,...

Congrats!

I'm sure you already know this, but you're in a much better relationship now.
03-16-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 851
Posted By gugie

But if you know the name and location of someone,...

But if you know the name and location of someone, there are plenty of ways to find it online.
03-16-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 751
Posted By gugie

Answer: no. Look up the modulus of elasticity of...

Answer: no. Look up the modulus of elasticity of steel.

What it does do is use up "toughness", and becomes more brittle. As an analogy, think of steel having 9 lives. Every time you bend it, you...
03-16-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 751
Posted By gugie

BF members get a beer discount. Reserve some time...

BF members get a beer discount. Reserve some time for a day trip to the Atelier, bring the entire bike for a full checkup, then we can go for a test ride afterwards.

Babe is standing by....
03-15-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 787
Posted By gugie

Oh, I forgot, he's my beer sommelier as well....

Oh, I forgot, he's my beer sommelier as well. Which also means he can be bought with beer.

@AndyK
03-15-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,897
Posted By gugie

If you ever get near Portland, give a holler.

If you ever get near Portland, give a holler.
03-15-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 787
Posted By gugie

As nlerner will tell you, we can be very generous...

As nlerner will tell you, we can be very generous with our visitor bikes... I mean, damn, we're talking RobbieTunes comin' to town, why not? And a week off is typically really 9 days, with weekends...
03-15-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,227
Posted By gugie

I've seen that bike twice in the past year and a...

I've seen that bike twice in the past year and a half, and it sure seems like the crack is getting bigger - and I'm pretty sure it's a crack.
03-15-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,897
Posted By gugie

To the OP - If we haven't scared you off already,...

To the OP - If we haven't scared you off already, consider posting your location in the "User CP (Control Panel). You can be a bit vague if you'd like, for example, Portlandia (general Portland OR...
03-14-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 787
Posted By gugie

Oooh, I think I can swing it this year,...

Oooh, I think I can swing it this year, especially if my bike chauffeur and publicist were to be a recidivist.
03-14-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,959
Posted By gugie

Looks like the same saddle, except it's for...

Looks like the same saddle, except it's for someone who has a leather fetish.

:D
03-14-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By gugie

Spoke repair is one of those skills that's good...

Spoke repair is one of those skills that's good to learn after the basics - flat repair, brake setup, derailleur setup, bearing overhaul/adjustment. It's really not that hard to learn. Since 90% of...
03-14-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 787
Posted By gugie

PM sent

PM sent
03-14-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 891
Posted By gugie

Just think out what you want to do with the bike....

Just think out what you want to do with the bike.

The biggest issue with many (most?) vintage 27" cantilever brake bikes is the limitation on tire size. The front braze-ons were typically too...
03-13-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,897
Posted By gugie

I wish the 23 year old me hadnít sold the first...

I wish the 23 year old me hadnít sold the first real bike I bought when I was 15.

But I did have some adventures her.
03-13-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By gugie

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
03-13-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By gugie

One of mine was like that, the other two need a...

One of mine was like that, the other two need a few hundred miles to break in to my posterior. The metal bits underneath from the donor saddles were different, which was probably most of the...
03-13-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By gugie

I've got 3 RHM's - much thicker leather than...

I've got 3 RHM's - much thicker leather than original, a bit longer to break in, but will last a lot longer.
03-13-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,762
Posted By gugie

Caffeine suppositories?

Caffeine suppositories?
03-13-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,087
Posted By gugie

I stopped at 8 speed cassettes. Chains are...

I stopped at 8 speed cassettes.

Chains are cheaper. :D
03-12-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,528
Posted By gugie

Ah yes, the inspiration for mine! Great to see it...

Ah yes, the inspiration for mine! Great to see it again.
03-12-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,757
Posted By gugie

northbend I'm imaging a phalanx of riders...

northbend

I'm imaging a phalanx of riders coming out to meet you on the final day to celebrate your return home.
03-12-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,897
Posted By gugie

Just reread the OP, saw this: "...somehow...

Just reread the OP, saw this:

"...somehow get the frame to break (I have this notion that it's very frail)

Ha! Steel frames are tough. Japanese built frames have very few defects. Miyata didn't...
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